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ean Negron adds member to family Page 3 

Southern has teachers on study leave Page 4 

The Southern Accent 


Soulhcni's Student Voice Siutc l!)2(i 

Thursday, .(anuary 18,2001 


SPRING 2000 

staff photographef/ Brittany Robson 
I, director of the Center for Learning Success, helps Stefanie IMathews, freshnwn nursing major, at one of the tables 

Southern Adventist University saw a 
rise in enrollment in the fall of 2000, caus- 
ing cramped conditions in classes and 
dorms. This trend has apparently contin- 
ued this spring. 

Southern's Records and Advisement 
offEce repurls that as of January 8, 2001, 
the current number of students who fin- 
ished registration was 1,694. More than 
100 students who pre-regiatered did not 
show up to finish registration and seven 
new students did not complete registra- 
tion in the gym before classes started, 

According to Joni Zier, Director of 
Records and Advisement, the official 
totals won't be known until the week of 

uary 23. 

The 1.694 students who finished regis- 
tration this year are up from the 1,511 who 
registered for the spring of 2000, and the 
1,379 who registered in the spring of 1999. 

Tlie number of full-time students, those 
signed up for 12 hours or more, rose to 
1,566. as compared to 1,411 from the 
spring of 2000. The number of part-time 
students rose to 128 as compared to 100 
part-time students a year ago. 

The rise in registration numbers could 
be expected to cause full classes that can 
no longer accept the students who need 

See Enrollment on page 2 

Southern Village prompts housing policy change 


"'I'l'lion of Southern Village will 
f changes to the housing situation 
> next year, even if they are rather 


Hamilton, director of leaseholds for Souther 

The current thought is that the apart- 
ments just south of campus on both sides of 
University Drive, known as upper and lower 
stateside, will house older students and wi I 
serve as an overflow to the dorms as needed 
According to Hamilton, the project of the 
new professional center that was being buill 
near Fleming Plaza has been put on hold 
because of the immediate need for more 
housing. , J 

Attendon to Southern Village was focused 
due to the increase in attendance to Southern 
^tly the plan is to move the married last fall when many students were forced out 
v apartments." said Marty of the dorms and into off-campus housing due 

Negrtin also noted that the c 
for second semester shows that the dorms are 
looking good as far as residents are con- 
cerned. Approximately five more spots are 
the current apartments available in Talge Hall, 

AccordiiiR to Negron there is usually a 
lation second semester 

-w housing development consisting 
irate apartments just east of Univer- 
■'■nd behind existing housing known 
•stateside is planned to house mar- 
^tudents beginning the I 

.J shorl;iges in dorm space 

According to Mary Morford, financial 
administration assistant, the move to South- 
ern Village will allow more space for the old( 
students to move inlt 
south of the school. 

A new expansion was planned to be built 
onto Talge Hall, but currently the project is 
not needed to house existing students. 

The age breakdown for students moving 
into off<ampuB student housing will remain 
the same." said Dennis Negr6n, associate 
men's dean. The current age requirement for 
students to move to off-campus apartments is 
23 but some exceptions are made. 

from lirsi l)ul last year was an exception. 
Tlierc is r.-urrcnliy a lwf>week window before 
final stalisiics will be known for tlie population 
of the (I'irms due to Uie registration process. 
'"The real question we have lo ask." said 
Negron. "is will the student population be stat- 
ic next year or will it grow?" 



JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon, the 
leading contender in Israel's race for 
prime minisler. declared in an interview 
published Wednesday that he considers 
the Israeli-Palestinian accords of recent 
years null and void. He accused Palestini- 
ans of killing the current peacemaking 
effort in more than 100 days of violence. 
Meanwhile, a last-ditch mediation drive 
' was thrown into doubt, with President 
Clinton's envoy postponing a Mideast trip 
and a top Palestinian negotiator denounc- 
ing Israel's leaders as war criminals. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tlie Agricul- 
ture Departmenl says it overestimated the 
amount of farm land that was developed 
between 1992 and 1997 by 30% and it 
blames faulty software for the mistake. 

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President 
Clinton has been diagnosed with a com- 
mon form of skin cancer, the Wliite House 
confirmed Tuesday, but the condition is 
not believed lo be serious. At a news brief- 
ing Tuesday, While House Press Sccre- 
liiry Jake .Siewerl said doctors had con- 
firmed thai a lesion found on Clinton's 
back during his annual physical last week 


lively c 

, 1 mil- 

mon form of skin earn er 

lesion was removed, so while the presi 

dent, it can be said, had skin 

has been removed and he no longer h; 


VVASHINf.1X)N (CNN) — President- 
clcel ( leorge W, Bush spent Tuesday prac- 
liciiiM liis inaugural address as his nomi- 

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Retired den. 
Colin Powell and New Jersey Gov. Christie 
Wliitman are among a number of liush 
Cabinet hopefuls slated lo a]ipear before 




Tliurstlay, Jiuiuar)- 18, jj 

New registration methods in progres 

^ ^ , ,.:.-_-...,.;„„ =h1P to register online. Walla Walla College in College p 

By Cadv Van Dolson 
EorroR IN Chief 

m aou.u»„ .0 being able to register online, 
teachers will begin recording theu" grades 
online and students will be able to acceK 
grades online using a pin number, Zier said. 
Parents will be given their own pin number to 
IV and transfer access their students' grades, if their students 

Southern is making advancements 
registration process. 

,Jrwdf^*r;5^^^"i- -::;^;;hoofpermiiio„fortheirparentst. 

PC via tplfnhone for a two week period. see their grades. 

^udents who hBve paid a commitment fee Other Adventist colleges already have 

will be a To an a 'sOO number given by in^plemented the online registr^Uon sys^m. 
me IZ and register during die last week Andrews Univers.^ m Bernen Sp^gs^ 

AS .ummer session and tlie first week of Mich, began using a Web-based registrabon 

The commitment fee is system in 1995, but it was discontinued when 

4th .u 

similar to the fee that returning students p 
to keep their pre-registered classes. 
Students can call from any phone and r 

"Even if they're on vacaUon. they can call 

nation of ii blatlv Mismhim judge; and 
recent comments praising Confederate 
leaders of the Civil War. I 

SANTIAGO. Chile (AP) -- Four days of 
tests on Gen. Augusto Pinochet last week 
showed tlie former dictator suffers from 
mild lack of coordination and speaking 
problems, according to reports publislied 
Tuesday The tests were conducted at the 
Santiago military hospital on orders from 
Judge juan Guzman to determine whether 
Pinochet is fit to stand trial on human 
rights charges. 

they changed computer systems, said Lois 
Forrester, assistant to the registrar for techni- 
cal processes. 

They began using their current system m 
1999. It requires two PIN numbers, ^ 

and register," said Joni Zier. director of dents still are required to meet with their 

records and advancement 

Also, within the next five years, students 
will be able to register for classes online. 

According to Zier, it will take awhile for 
Information Systems to rewrite the whole 
computer system and tie in each of die sta- 
tions tiiat students must visit at registration, 
such as accounting and Health Services. ^_ ,_^ .. ^ 

"We will be able to cut registi-ation down istration) where you have 
Zier said. "We've cut down from the gym," said Holly Wolf, 


"We wanted to still say that you must see 
your adviser because Andrews has that com- 
mitment," Forrester said. 

The online registration system seems to 
be running well. 

"It's a lot smoother to register online with 
the help of your advisor than Southern's (reg- 

fi-eshman busi- 

day and we will be able to cut ness major, who graduated fi-om Southern 
it out altogether." last year with a nursing degree. 

Walla Walla College in College , 
Wash, has used an online registration s 
for three years. 

"We don't do any gymnasium re^sir^ 
at all," said Carolyn Denney, registrar. 

According to Denney, hard copies of 
tration forms are still available and aboi 
students use them to register. 

"(The students) like it a lot," said Hi 
who has worked at Walla Walla for 10 yJ 
"Ifs their choice. They can register onl 
use the hard copy." 

Previous to online registration, stuij 
had to make appointments to pre-registu 
that the administration could filter and i 
different students to register at priorityti 
Denney said. 

"It's really useful," said Rick Fleck, ; 
computer science major. "You can ch 
see whether classes are available, as 
whether there are any openings left li. 
ly nice to be able to change my classes al| 
last second during break < 
from home." 

According to Fleck, students musti 
wmt in lines in order to get a sticker ta| 
their books. 

"It's exciting," Zier said. "I'n 
it. 1 had hoped to have it in plai 
and I'm disappointed that it will take five,! 

Picture Perfect! 

Danny Kratzcr helps set up Cohutta Springs Camp's display in the Student Center Ibesday afternoon. 


Continued from pa(Ic 1 
them. Marcus Sheffield, a professor in the 
English department, teaches two sections of 
linglisli Composition 102, 

"When pre-registration occurred both 

sections of Comp filled up. After the night of 
registration the numbers had gone down to 
23 and 24 for these sections. The maximum 
for these classes is 25. but 6 students are on 
the waiting list for one section and 5 are on 
the other list," Sheffield said. 

When asked how he feels about the cap. 
he said. "For a composition class, a cap is a 

must. Were this a lecture class, it co"! 
greater, but for a comp class. 25 is pifj 

Mark Peach of the history depa^ 
teaches two sections of World Civu 
each semester 

"Neither section filled this s 
said. "My 11:00 a.m. section almost 3" 

Inside the Accent 

Campus News 3 

Local News 4 

Technology 5 

Editorials 6 

Opinion 7 

Features g 

Advertisements 10 

Religion 12 

Sports 15 

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views of Southern Adventist Univereity. the 

Thursday, Januarj' 18, 2001 


The Southern Accent • 3 

Bill Clinton has options 
) after presidency 

Jefferson Clinton. ing if he tries to remain the de 
seen by some as a facto leader of his Party. With the 
respected legal academ- almost- certain appointment of 

seasoned statesman, ; 
expert political campaigner, i 
President for "the c 


draft-dodging traitor, 
a corrupt chief executive. 

No matter the diverse opin- 
ions concerning the 42nd presi- 
dent of tlie United States, it can- 
not be denied that he has 
presided over a booming econo- 
my and a nation entering the 
twenty-first century. 

The quesdon is, where does 
hego from here? 

This Saturday. January 20, 
Clinton will join 
Gerald Ford. 
Jimmy Carter. 
Ronald Reagan, 
and George H. W. 
Bush, as a former 

his longtime ally and fund-i 
Terry McAuliffe, as Chairman of 
the Democratic National Com- 
mittee, Clinton could assure that 
he would retain firm control over 
the party apparatus. This could 
make him the Democratic "king- 
maker" for the near-foreseeable 

Third, Clinton still has peace 
initiatives that will not be final- 
ized during the waning days of 
his administration. 

It would not be inconceivable 
if he continued his peacemaking 
efforts under the umbrella of the 
United Nations. 

It is not rare for retiring heads 
of state to continue their careers 
with the United Nations. Such 
examples would include Mary 
Robinson (former President of 

living president of Ireland) as the UN High Com- 

for Human Rights, and 
Rudolphus Lubbers (former 
Prime Minister of the Nether- 
lands) as the UN High Commis- 
sioner for Refugees. 

Clinton has at least three 
areas that could use his diplomat- 
ic skills — the Middle East, 
Northern Ireland, and the Kore- 
an peninsula. Conflicts in Africa. 
Asia, South America, and Eastern 
Europe could garner his atten- 

the United States. 

It is highly 
doubtful tliat he 
I will follow the 
les of Ford, Reagan, and 
[1 leading a quiet life, 
j fact, being a spouse of the 
r U.S. Senator from New 
? Clinton a much 
r profile than even that of 
r {himself a post-presiden- 

I peacemaker). J^} "^^ ^^^y *^3St, p^^^^p^ ^^^^ 

At (hr vrry Clinton will remain title of UN High 

I least, Cliiilon will on the edge of the Commissioner 

political spotlight if he ^""^ f^'^^'"!,^^- 
, , . tives would be 

chooses to remain annrnnri>,t^ 

j edgeofihi' politi- 

^ Botiighlifhe ,^. _ 

[ses to within the Beltway as No matter his 

j within the the loyal senate association \vith 

I Belfway as the "^ the United 

I loyal senal. SpOUSC. Nations. Clinton 

spouse However, would stand a 



I be unlikely. 




appetile tor shaping his legacy. 
At 54. hi-' is the youngest for- 
r presjd.-nt and will have a 
I good 1 

■ linage, 
vi-r, he will try to avoid 
I the shjfduw of the Monica Lewin- 
l.ti and he will try differ- 
ivnrsin order to clear 
nn that account 
arr many options avail- 
III to do this, the follow- 
^Lcnarios the most 

. >iillary Rodham Clinton 
would most likely be happy if her 
philandering spouse went abroad 
for a few years. 

s close to the Oxford 
administration state 


good chance of being elected 
that entity's Secretary-General 
within the next five years. He has 
the respect of many of the institu- 
tional powers of the United 
Nations (i.e., France, the United 
Kingdom, Russia, etc.), along 
with numerous Third Worid 
states, thus making it possible for 
him to the first American ever to 
hold the top UN post- 
No matter what post-presiden- 
tial path Clinton chooses to take, 
he will always be remembered as 
a president who was beset by 
scandal, even in the best of 

It is this legacy that he will try 
to change in the years to come. 

Let there be no doubt . . . Bill 
Clinton may soon be out of the 
White House but he will always 

that Un- President will be offered fight to stay in the spotlight 
aw'siting professorship. Clinton 
has ri-ijorltdiy been looking for a 
house in the Oxford area, but 
such repuris are vague. 

incondly, Clinton may wish to 
remain active within the Democ- 
ratic Party. 

Due to his rabid interest in 
politics, it would not be surpris- 

Dave Leonard is a senior from 
North Carolina majoring in Public 
relations. His column runs every 
other Vwrsday He can be reached 

Dean Negron now dad Negron 

Louis LIcht/Staft phptographer 
Dennis Negron. associate dean of men, and his wife, Jennifer, show 
off the newest addition to their family, Marisa L} neli. 

Associate dean and 
wife have baby girl 
over Christmas break 

By Scott Damazo 

Dennis Negron, associate dean 
of men, and his wife, Jennifer, 
became parents over Christmas 

Marisa Lynell, was born just 
before 7 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2000. 

"I delivered heri" Negron said 
proudly In what he calls an "awe- 
some, yet humbling experience," 
he got the opportunity to play doc- 
tor, and deliver his first child. 

Jennifer works at Erianger Med- 
ical Center and is familiar witli 
childbirth procedure, so there were 
few surprises. 

The only thing we worried 
about was if I was going to faint," 
Negron said'. "I don't do well in hos- 

He did fine, however, in deliver- 
ing a healthy. 71b, 15oz, 20 Vl inch 
baby Marisa. "It's an exciting 
moment, and a scary moment," he 

love Jesus, and there are a lot of 
things lo distract her from that," 
Negron said. 

SA to hold gong show 
at Mid- Winter bash 

The Student Association will 
host a pajama party and gong show 
at the Mid Winter Party Saturday 

A fashion show was originally 
scheduled for the party, but when it 
looked like it wouldn't be done in 
time. SA social vice president 
Laramie Barber changed plans for 
the party. 

"Mid-Winter is traditionally 
interactive," Barber said. "We want- 
ed to provide an environment 
where students would not just 
watch but get involved." 

Tlie pajama party will consist of 
races and other miscellaneous 
games. A mattress race, slam dunk 
competition and other races will be 
held on one side of the gym. G; 
such as a bungee cord run, human 
Oy paper and a moonwalk will be 
held simultaneously on the other 
side of the gym. 

After the pajama party, a gong 
show will be held. There are eight 
acts so far. 

"We should have 10 or U other 
people," Barber said. 

The Mid-Winter Party will begin 
at 9 p.m. at the gym. 

Food drive to help Samaritan Center 

Ejfort part of Winter Jam 
2001 at McKenzie Arena 

Hear contemporary Christian artists at Winter 
Jam 2001 hosted by Newsong along with Bryan Dun- 
can, Annointed, Whisper Loud and Joy Williams, and 
donate nonperishable food items to the Love is Feed- 
ing Everyone Food Drive. 

All food items collected in the LI.EE. Food Drive 
will benefit the Samaritan Center's food pantry. Food 
products need the most are canned fruits, soups and 
meats (tuna), cooking oil, and jams and jellies. 

Canned vegetables are not needed at this time. 

The Samaritan Center, located in Ooltewah, Tenn., 
is a nonprofit social services agency that provides 
emergency assistance with food, rent prescriptions 
and utilities for residents of Eastern Hamilton Coun- 
ty. The center also holds monthly health events, pro- 
vides free counseling, conducts a Stephen Ministry 
program and operates a Thrift Shop and the Toy Con- 
nection, a used-toy shop, as ministries to the commu- 

Winter Jam 2001 will beheld at 7 p.m. on Saturday. 
Jan. 20, at the McKenzie Arena at the University of 
Tennessee, Chattanooga, Admission is S6 at the door. 
It is sponsored by CCM Sunday on Sunny 92.3, DM1 
Concerts and J103. 

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No electricity leaves students 
stranded in dorm rooms for iiours 

By Mah Mundau. 

Power outages durinR finals 
week of last semester left doors 
locked for residents of Thatcher 
South making entrance and exit to 
rooms impossible for several 

Residents of Tliatcher South 
were unable to pass through sever- 
al doors that give access to halls on 
the four floors, leaving some 
locked inside and others locked 

Action on the part of lAike Wag- 
goner, student dean in 'Iliatcher 
Soutli, allowed men from the sec- 
ond floor access to their rooms 
through the dean's office. The 
women on second floor were not as 
lucky because their door was 
locked. Female residents on third 
and fourth floors were able to 
enter and exit through a maze of 
unlocked doors and stairwells. 

Travis Uorecn, men's resident 
ini'lhin;; thai Ihcy 
rU on hecaiise it's 
.liiiion, especially 
ilon'l know other 

According to Eddie Avant. Can 
pus Safely Director, the problei 
dial caused the lucked doors an 

ir (li)iirs switch lo battery 
|) wlu-ii ilic power goes out. 
n-r, ill iliis situation, there 
iuilli])li- power failures prior 

to the main outage that drained the 
power from the batteries leaving 
weak batteries lo power the 

He said that there was enough 
power in the batteries to operate 
the lockintr m'-chanism but not 

1 belie 


that nc. MiM inja^TMl ilir sensor. 
Tliis pennillL-d llic doui .s lu remain 
locked even when the switch 
should have unlocked the door. 

Avant also mentioned that 
under normal circumstances the 
batteries are supposed fo last from 
four to eifiht hours, llie time lo 
fully recharge the batteries is 10 
hours. Due to previous outages 
there was not sufficient time to 
recharge the batteries before they 
weakened lo the point during the 
main outage. 

Another problem that caused 
the backup system to fail was that 
several doors had been connected 
to one battery. Under proper cir- 
cunislanccs only one door is sup- 
posr-d lo (jpi'rate on its own bal- 
lery. A lolal of \^ batteries were 
replaced both during and after the 
outage, according lo Avant, allow- 
ing normal operation after several 
hours of frustration. 

A request to upgrade the sys- 
tem is in progress through the 
Rnanciiil administration reports 
Av;irii Mr ;i!sfi proposes that there 
In ii unr .,\ \\h- end of each 
; I loial of three checks 

iiclwnrk ui . abk's, and the longer 
111!' |ii.w( I niiiained out the small- 
er ilic iidwiT circle became. 
Because phone lines require 
power the first phones to deacti- 
vate were in buildings more dis- 
tant from Wriglit Hall. 

Contributed photo/Volker 
Daniel Olson, junior journalism major, uses a flashlight to take his Publication Editing test when the 
power wcnl off during exam week before Christmas break. 

Faculty leave affects departments 

>When one of Southern Adven- 
list University's professors is 
forced lo leave the area in order to 
complete his or her doctorate. 
Ihey leave the administration and 
Iheir department with a gap to fdl. 
Unlike high school, a university 
cannot simply find a substitute 

Dr. George Babcock. senior 
vice-president for Academic 
Adminislralion said that there is 
I'hers pursuing 

Iheir cl<h 

■ teachers who 
iiaiion have to 
wlien situations 

approximately S200.OO0 in staff 

upgrading". Babcock said. "By 
this time, 75% of our faculty will 
have doctorates. Some state uni- 
versities in this area can't boast 

Finding replacements for pro- 
fessors on study leave depends on 
a few circumstances, such as the 
length of their absence. Babcock 

"Right now. Denise Michaels, 
of the School of Education and 
Psychology, is studying, just for 
this second semester. She's done 
most of it on luT iiwn. she just 
needs some lime lo linish up." 

Soutlu-iii has W\n-i\ adjunct 
teachers to fill in for htr. Babcock 

In the School of Business, 
Robert Montague left last August 
to pursue a doctorate in account- 
ing. He is expected lo continue 
studying for this degree at the 
University of Iowa for the next 

three years. 

A new professor. Bob Gadd. 
was hired to cover Montague's 
absence, said Don Van Ornum. 
dean of the School of Business 
and Management. 

Gadd has his Ph.D. in account- 
ing, which Van Ornum described 
as "very rare." Van Ornum said 
that a Ph.D. is very important, 
especially since the School of 
Business that began a master's 
program in 1998. 

Out of the nine full-time teach- 
ers the School of Business hires. 
Van Ornum said that four of them 
have their doctorates, and one 

"For graduate work a Ph.D. is 
reqiiir.-(l. And theoretically, the 
mme Ph.D.s ihe better the educa- 

StaH photographer/Brittany R 
This student purchases books at the Campus Shop during 

liursday, January 18, 2001 


The Soutliem Accent ' 

\pple fans drool 
)ver new Powerbook 

During his keynote speech at 
le MacWorld Expo, Steve Jobs 
mounced a powerful new Power- 
)ok with all the muscle of a desk- 
p. The new Powerbook G4 conies 
two flavors. 400 or 500 megahertz 
ith plenty of built-in goodies. The 
ptop is only one inch thick • mak- 
g it the thinnest laptop on the 
arket, and since it's made from 
immercial grade titanium, it only 
eighs 5.3 pounds. 
The tiny size doesn't come at the 
crifice of viewing size. A 15.2- 
ch, 1152x768-pbcel resolution dis- 
may allows the user to play 
mdescreen DVDs at full screen. A 

slot-loading DVD player comes 
standard, and with its Sve-hour bat- 
tery life, you can watch two of them 

The new G4 Powerbooks can 
hold a maximum of 30 gigabytes of 
hard drive space, and one gigabyte 
of RAM. It also sports ATI RAGE 
Mobility 128 graphics. FireWire. 
USB. built-in 10/lOOBASE-T Ether- 
net, infrared. PC Card slot. VGA 
output and S-Video output, a built-in 
microphone and stereo sound out- 
Jobs claims that the 04 has the 
"Power and Sex*" that it needs to 
succeed, and I agree. This should 
be a hot item among Apple lovers. 
*good looks? 

Best and worst of the Web 

I Good 


I You have to love this site. For 
! cheap high bandwidth user it 
IS literally tons of free demo 
■s and lots of gimmicky pro- 
s you don't really need. 
h sure it has other stuff too, 
eviews, news, job postings and 
■ stuff, but who cares about 

I CNET is your quick fix for gam- 
. When you are dissatisfied by 
se $80 dollar games your par- 
ents and grandparents just bought 
you for Christmas and when you 
get tired of the amazing graphics, 
the riveting storyline, and the beau- 

tiful interface, this is where you go. 

CNET is where you can down- 
load Duke Nukem II for free and 
blast alien rump for hours on end, 
in garish, two dimensional, three 
button bliss. 

Not so Good Site 

Yup, earcandles. All one could 
ever want to know about the medic- 
inal art of lighting your ears on fire. 

Beautifully designed for the 
most part, this site is clear and 
pleasant to look through. If you 
actually wanted to know how to 
make and use ear candles, this 
would definitely be the place to go. 

Maybe I'm being backward or 
something, but I just use a Q-tip 
when I feel clogged. Just thought 
you'd want to know. 

Ask the geek your computer questions 
Why does do BIOS and Win 98 
etect my new hard drive? 

Dear Geek, 

I just purchased a 45GB hard 

ive, and installed it in my com- 
Iter. Here's the deal: The BIOS 
_etects it, and Windows98 detects 
a. but Windows only thinks it is an 
llGB hard drive. Do you know 
what would cause this or how to 
make it see the whole drive? I am 
really hoping that I don't have to 
send it back and get a new one. 

Hard Luck Hard Drive 

Hard Luck, 

The first thing you need to do is 
bnng it to me, and I'll . . . um . . .dis- 
pose of it for you. 

Seriously though, your problem 
pas perplexed me. With only the 
jnforroation you gave me, it could 
"«■ one or several different things. 

Assuming you have formatted 
and partitioned your drive (you 
DID enable Large Disk Support, 
KIGHT?), my first two sujKestions 
nave to do with your BIOS. I don't 

know how much you know about 
computers, but it sounds like you 
know enough to follow me on 

In your BIOS, make sure 
LBA is "on" or "enabled". If that 
doesn't solve the problem, or if i 
already is on/enabled, try one o 
the following. 

Depending on how old youi 
motherboard is, your BIOS may 
not support such a large hard 
drive. It is possible that you might 
need to "flash" your BIOS. If you 
don't know what I mean, I strongly 
suggest that you find someone w 
does, rather than try it yourself. 

If the flash doesn't solve 
problem and you are dead-set 
using this hard drive, see what hap- 
pens if you partition the drive into 4 
10GB partitions and one 5GB parti- 
tion. That will make your computer 
think that it has 5 hard drives, but 
they are all under 11GB. so it 
should see them. 

Education department still c 
working crime reporting sicills 

The U.S. Department of Education is 
not doing enough to ensure campus 
crime statistics are accurate and 
complete, according to one campus 
crime watchdog group. 

The department's new campus- 
security Web site is designed to 
assist parents and prospective col- 
lege students in comparing crime 
data for nearly 2,600 public and pri- 
vate four-year institutions nation- 

But the data is often inconsistent, 
according to S. Daniel Carter, vice 
president of Security On Campus. 
Inc., a national campus safety organ- 

"The format colleges were being 
asked to submit the data in was com- 
plex." Carter said. 

"Colleges are using different cat- 
egories and definitions for reporting 

Still, Department of Education 
officials said the Web site is just one 
tool for the public to make reason- 
able judgments in deciding where to 
send their kids. 

"It's not the end-all, be-all," said 
Jane Glickman, spokeswoman for 
the department. 

The online forms, through which 
colleges could submit their statisti- 
cal data, were clear enough that all 
colleges nationwide reported their 
crime data to the department, 
according to Glickman. 

"We've received 100 percent par- 
ticipation from all schools," Glick- 

Prior to the 1998 amendment to 
the Clery Act, a federal law named 
after student Jeanne Clery who was 
raped and murdered in her college 
dorm room in 1986, all campus 

crimes were reported collectively. 

But 1999 statistics included the 
geographic breakdown of where 
campus crimes were committed, for 
instance, whether they are in resi- 
dence halls or non-campus build- 

For example, the University of 
California at Los Angeles Clery 
report shows no incidents of burgla- 
ry in residence halls in 1997. while 
257 instances occurred campus- 

The 257 incidents included bur- 
glaries in residence halls. 

Such instances confused colleges 

'The greatest level of 

interest is from parents 

who are wondering 

where to send their 

kids and from parents 

who afready have kids 

in college." 

as how to report 1997 and 1998 geo- 
graphic statistics that had been pre- 
viously grouped under one category. 

UCPD Director of Community 
Services Nancy Greenstein, who 
compiled the Clery Report for 
UCLA, said the online statistics form 
was to blame. 

Apparently, some sections of the 
form only permitted users to type 
numbers and not letters, she said. 

"The computer system didn't 
allow you to put a 'N/A' for statistics 
that weren't required - only a zero," 
Greenstein said. 

"It's not that there was zero 
crime," she said. "It's that rt wasn't 
broken out (from the overall statis- 


Since 1990, under the Clery Act. 
colleges have been required to 
report the number of campus crimes 
and arrests to the public. 

Murder, forcible sex offenses and 
aggravated assault are some of the 
categories which colleges must 

But not until 1998 was the 
Department of Education required 
to enforce this law. calling for a stan- 
dardized form with which institu- 
tions would report crime statistics 

The department decided the 
most useful way to disclose the sta- 
tistics was through its Web site, so 
information could be readily avail- 
able to anyone interested. Glickman 

But despite the availability of the 
the site, Carter said not everyone 
has access to the Web. 

"We are exploring options of 
making this information available to 
everyone," he said. 

Although students are most at 
risk on campuses, it is parents who 
are showing the greatest concern, 
according to Carter. 

"The greatest level of interest is 
ft-om parents who are wondering 
where to send their kids and from 
parents who already have kids in 
college." he said. 

Carter said he does not antici- 
pate the change in administration 
next week to have major bearing on 
the reporting of campus crime, but 
said they are taking extra precau- 

"We are working with a Sen. 
Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania to ask 
die new secretary of education to 
make the reporting of crime statis- 
tics a priority," Carter said, 

Campus crime statistics can be 
found at 

Aaron Haluska, s 

staff photographar/Brittany Robson 
r English studies m^or, falls asleep while fixing a computer at InTormation 

Thursday, Januarj' 18, ^00| I 


The Southern Kccent 

Soutliem's Student Voice Since 19% 


Southern should not 
waste money on statue 

On any given day, one can 
observe the happy hustle of 
hundreds of Southern stu- 
dents making their way across 
campus to attend class or to meet 
with friends. They make their way 
through well-groomed lawns, bud- 
ding trees, and carefully main- 
tained shrubbery - all very beauti- 
ful elements of the campus. 
Recently administration decided it 
would be a good idea for Southern 
to obtain a statue. Why? Southern 
doesn't need a statue. 

This campus is already "pretty" 
enough to satisfy the aesthetic 
desires of most students. We have 
arguably the best looking campus 
of all Adventist colleges and uni- 
versities mostly because it is based 
•. Sprawled over the side 

of an 

I. the 

in trees and other natural beauties 
that provide plenty of ihinns to 
make students from other schools 

Could the motivation for the 
purchase of this slalue be political? 
Perhaps. One of the reasons cited 
was that Andrews had one, so we 
should too. Tliis is not a good rea- 
son to add something to our cam- 
pus. It is doubtful that anyone will 
notice whelher or not we have a 
statue - unless Ihry remember 
"thai thing cluttering the front 

Let's be realistic, A large gran- 
ite statue of two people in the ccn- 

- of campus is going to be : 
prime location for pranks. There is 
no way Campus Safety or any 
other regulating force can prevent 
the frequent defacing of such a 
statue. That would be a great influ- 
ence to a visitor— Elijah with bikini 
underwear. Speaking of Elijah, will 
the Biblical meaning behind the 
statue be clear lo students and 
guests? Probably not My guess is 
that all the logical statue ideas 
were already taken by other 

What kind of message is being 
sent? In a school where engage- 
ment rings are banned since they 
are considered useless adornment, 
how different is a granite statue 
that stands 43+ feet high with a 
reflecting pool? The argument 
with engagement rings is that the 
money could be better spent on 
something else. Does this not 
apply to the statue? True, tlie 
money for the statue is being 
raised by a fundraiser, but couldn't 
that same fundraiser be used for a 
belter cause? Tlie new wing on 
lies iin- jiisl lwiJi)ussil)leoses, 

In sunuuiiry, Smilliern doesn't 
need a slalue ur n reflecting pool. 
It would clutter an already beauti- 
ful campus and encourage pranks 
Ihiil defile a Biblical character 
while raising questions about 
whether or not the money could 
have been spent r 

Have a comment? 

Write a letter to 

the editor. 

Send them to 

Eyes and Ears 

Causing quite a bit of literal anarchy 


r I ^e Southern Accent. It prints 
I on Wednesdays. So now, I 
^ write. It's belated: three 
weeks old. News is never there 
when you need it, at least not when 
it happens on the last Thursday of 
the semester. 

I speak of the December 
garbage can burmng in Talge Hall. 
No one knows who did it. Most 
Talge residents are more upset 
about waking up at 
/^' S\ 3 a.m. and standing 
(/_. ^,! outside in the cold 
l^"^Jf forlwo hours. But 1 
don't write about 

This fire, my fel- 
low Southern folk, 
'■ the emblem of 
ur school. That 
burnt can should be preserved and 
placed in front of Wright Hall, on 
the mall, as the true representation 
of this university (more about that 
other statue later). 

Perhaps I am not clear. Welcome 
to the climax of my purpose, then. 
Beliind and beyond Southern 
Advenlisl University, its pretty Web 
site and billboards, its cheer and 
glee and satisfaction. a subtle 
dissatisfaction. Behind the spare- 
therod techniques of the deans, 
beyond Uie required church atten- 
dance and enforced curfews, are 
the students. Guilty until proven 

Not all Southern students 
aware of this dissatisfaction. S 
blithely do not notice. Yet Thei 
that underbelly qf unhappy people I 
Southern's response (ask any! 
dean) is: "If you don't like it leave.' V 
Many do. L 

Those who stay find a remedyj 
for this unhappiness in if 
"Oh, you get used to it Yeah, it'si 
bit strict You find ways around it ^ 
To the Administration: in th^"! 
words of another (perhaps fam 
iar?) freedom-seeker, let my V'--"\ 
go. Leave these unhappy pt"! 
alone and they will fester. I'"- 
ignore their complaints. Chanjic- 
To the deans: Let us free. Tl^ 
is much to be said for saving li' 
(stricter rules=higher enrollnn 
and more money), yet not niU' 
has changed. 

And students are tired of haMn^l 
their hands slapped, like eighthj 

Tliis column won't change a 
thing. Southern will remain an^l 
quated, perhaps forever. But il'l 
time to say this. 

That fire in the garbage can, th* 
small nuisance that threatened " 
tear down the old walls of a buildW 
represents the students' silent o 
satisfaction, which threatens now^ 
tear down the old walls of this ii 

I am sorry, though, for everyo' 
who had to stand outside. It was b 
ter cold. 

riuirsd;i\Jaiiuan' 18, 2001 ■ 


The Soulhern Accent • 7 

Lccent I'm sorry to the boy in San Francisco 
"undergoes Jj 

V semester is welcomed 
^ by most students. The slate 
s wiped clean. New classes 
frfer chances for improvemenL 

ftspers requirements and most 
Eciplinary actions have been dis- 

semester is viewed as 
'clean slate for the Accent as well, 
ii time for change and, in case 
haven't noticed, the Accent 
! through several changes over 
Christmas vacation. 
We changed the 

It was a struggle 
for us to fill broad- 
sheet pages each ^ 
week and we some- 
Hmes had to resort 


_l to "filler." After dis- 

^aumamauttm ^.^ggj^^ y^j^ several 

ionfidants. 1 made the decision to 
thange the Accent to a tabloid 
size. Many public university and 
most Adventist college newspapers 
have gone this route, as well a-^ 
some professional newspapers 
9nd I felt that it was the best way 
forthe Accent to go. 
j But, we have not cut content 
We will continue to run each <;ec 
tion we ran last year, but they will 
l)e in different places in the newb 
paper. Also, we are expanding the 
Sections to t\vo pages. The Fea 
tures section will be expanded to 
four pages and we will be adding a 

It was a stru^e for 

us to fill broadsheet 

pages and we 

sometimes had to 

resort to "filler." 

Cultural Arts page to the Features 

We added an insert. 

At the College Media Conven- 
tion that I added this past fall, I 
picked up a packet from a compa- 
ny named Steamtunnels. After 
looking through several back 
issues myself and showing them to 
other students, my advisor and the 
student media board, I decided to 
nin tlie Steamtunnels magazine in 
the Accent each week, provided I 
view it online beforehand to make 
sure there is no objectional con- 
lent. From the reaction 1 got from 
students, I think this will be read 
and appreciated and I think it is a 
good move for the Accent 

Both of these changes came 
about after many hours of thought 
and discussion. We think we are 
doing what is in the best interest 
of serving the student body and 
we hope you do too. 

* Cady Van Dolson is a junior 
English major from Tennessee. She 
a the Editor in Chief of Uie Accent. 
*on Dolson can be reached at 

week I was shopping in 

San Francisco. Tliere are so 

lany things to look at I'm 

not a city ^rl, so I 

was very interested 

in all I saw. 

The weather was 
beautiful and I >vas 
having a great day. 

IMIEB long before I saw a 
RISINIEB small boy sitting on 

was all crouched 
over and he had small sign 

propped against his legs in fi-ont of 
him. "Qie sign told how he had no 
where to stay at night, he was hun- 
gry and he was dying of AIDS. 

It made me so sad. I wanted to 
go over to him and talk to him but 
I didn't know what to say. 

I thought I could buy him some 
dinner but I was afraid it would be 
awkward. I told the friend I was 
with that I'd like to help him. but 
there was little interest on his part. 

Perhaps he was now immune. 

Its not uncon- 
homeless on the sidewalks a 


College students old 
enough to leave dorm 

You've heard them time and 
again: "WhereVe you 
from?" "What's your 
major?" and "What year are you?" 
These are often the first ques- 
tions people ask each other when 
they meet. 

Back in elementary school the 
big question w^s "How old are 
you?" This was often followed by 
a super-exact age such as "Seven 
and a half..." and a 
quick "...I'll be 
eight in Novem- 
ber". That "and a 
half' could some- 
times determine 
superiority over 

it was always 
important to add 


Funny, but we don't really ask 
each other our ages too often 
here in college anymore, do we? 
In fact, in college I hang out with 
people from 4 years older to 4 
years younger than me with 
almost no thought as lo how old 

So what does this have 
to do with anything? It has to do 
with the fun issue of off-campus 
housing of course. 

It is the opinion of administra- 
tion and the deans that the oldest 
students should be put in off- 
campus housing before the 
younger ones. The rest of us 
who desire this privilege must 
write a letter to Student Services 
asking for special permission. 

The Student Handbook states 
that only students above the age 
of 23, or those who have complet- 
ed a bachelor's degree or four 
years of college, are not required 
to live in the residence halls. My 
guess is there aren't many stu- 
dents who are 23 and older and 
as for Graduate Students, there 
are only 68 of them this year. 

That's not much help to 
stressed out Deans who need to 
find somewhere to put extra 
undergraduates when their 
dorms are overflowing. 

At the first Senate meeting of 
the year, 1 asked Dr. Wohlers. the 
Vice President for Student Ser- 
vices what the possibility was of 
lowering the age of people living 
off campus lo help ease his and 
the deans' workload during this 

spike in enrollment. 

He responded saying that 
Southern Adventist University is 
a residential campus, and for that 
reason, as few students as possi- 
ble live off campus. 

The philosophy of the school 
is good(without excess enroll- 
ment), but I believe the prefer- 
ences of some students during 
this unique time of high enroll- 
ment could be better met. 

Before Christmas break 
I heard that one of the University- 
regulated off-campus houses had 
some open rooms and asked one 
of my deans if my roommate and 
I could move there. My room- 
mate and I are 21. He slated that 
the older students get put in off- 
campus housing before the 
younger ones like us." 

They are currently still trying 
to find someone "old enough" to 
put in tiiose rooms with the other 
students already living there. 

My point is that the current 
Housing and Residence policy 
helps almost no one and meas- 
ures maturity by our ages, which 
at this point in our lives is practi- 
cally irrelevant. 

Granted, I will say that I think 
freshmen and sophomores 
shouldn't live off campus. Even 
Harvard University freshmen are 
required to live on the main cam- 
pus one year. Bui after two years 
of being in college and knowing 
what this whole deal is about, I 
think some juniors and seniors 
can handle it. 

Here's a solution to our tem- 
porary housing conflicts: Flexibil- 
ity. I urge the deans and Student 
Services to use different criteria 
when deciding who lives off cam- 
pus and who doesn't. Ask about 
my grades, ask about my atten- 
dance record, ask if I'm an upper- 
classman, even ask my parents, 
but please don't ask me how old I 

Would the dorm empty out fol- 
lowing a policy like this? Proba- 
bly not. After all. I'm sure a few 
guys packed 3 to a room in Talge 
would be happy to occupy my 

■ Manny Bokich is a junior 
marketing major from New Jersey. 
He can be reached at 
mbokich@southem. edu. 

for help. We continued to walk as 
we briefly discussed the boy. 

Actually, he was probably col- 
lege age but his illness robbed him 
of his youtliful appearance. He was 
so skinny. I've never seen as an 
emotionless face as his. 

As we walked away, I concluded 
that if he was there on the way 
back 1 would buy him some dinner. 
That idea only gave me comfort at 
the time because as I was shop- 
ping, sight seeing and having fun. 
the boy was hungry. 

More than the demands of the 

human body, I imagine that he felt 
forgotten and wordiless. I now 
regret not paying attention to him 
as I should have right then. 

Tonight he will most likely still 
be sitting on the street hoping 
someone will notice him. There is 
nothing I can do for him now but 
pray that someone there will have 
more compassion for him than I 

. ■ Amber Risinger is a junior 
sociology major from Virginia. She 
can be reached at aarisi)}g@south- 

A school where student 
welfare comes second 

On Monday, we celebrated 
the birthday of the Rev. ' 
Martin Luther King Jr. 
I have to question the rational 
for suspending classes. According 
to the online academic calen^Jar, it 
is the only one-day holiday that we 
take off in the entire 
school year. 

Now, 1 don't want 


've that Martin 
Luther King Jr. was 
a great man and we 
should honor him. I 
simply have to ques- 
tion to obvious discrepancy 
between the observance of this 
holiday and others such as presi- 
dents' day. 

Aie we saying that Abraham 
Lincoln and George Washington 
weren't important to diis country, 
because we do not suspend classes 
to "observe" their holiday Wlial 
about Veterans Day? It seems that 
all the veterans of all the wars in 
our history aren't important 
enough to have their day 

Well, here is Ihe real reason, 
even though others may disagree. 
It is considered politically incorrect 
for an inslilution to not "observe" 
the birthday of Martin laither King 

Jr. It looked even worse for the 
school considering the historical 
situation of Southern and Oak- 

I can see why the school did it. 
but it still makes me sad to think 
that there are people in the admin- 
istration who are more concerned 
about appearances than the welfare 
of the student body. 

There are better ways to cele- 
brate a life that brought true equal- 
ity to America than a day for sleep- 
ing in, playing golf, studying, ski- 
ing and going to movies. 

Yet, that is what we have. 

1 took a quick unscientific poll 
of about 20 people and I believe 
that zero were planning on going 
to a march or rally It is sad. 

However, all is not lost. At least 
we are being politically correct. At 
least we are keeping up the out- 
ward appearances. 

That seems to be the objective 
to those in the administration. 
Helping students to learn as much 
as possible has been hioved to sec- 
ond place. I hope thai 1 am not the 
only one who thinks that is sad. 

■ Jonathan Geach is a senior 
chemistry major from Georgia. He 
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Dear Jenny; 

I have had quite a few things on my 
mind lately and haven't been able to figure 
out answers to my questions. I was hop- 
ing maybe you could help me, I am a 21 
year old junior here at Southern, and a 
pretty cute gal with a bubbling personality. 
Every Friday nighl I sit at vespers either 
alone, or with my roommate and other 
(girl) friends, I have a few close guy 
friends, and have only had one serious 
(semi-serious) boyfriend, in the past. 
Here is my problem: I NEVER HAVE A 
VESPERS DATE!!! This really bothers 
me. I hate sitting with my friends at ves- 
pers, it makes me fee! like such a freakin 
loser. Anyhow, can you figure out what is 
wrong witli me? 

Alone in Collegedate Church 

Dearest Alone; 

Tlie concept of a "vespers date", in my 
opinion, is an antiquated one, I believe 
this |)rai.-lit-e slarlfd in the early years of 
S<Hilh<Tn Missionary ColK-c. llir men 
and wi»mcn w.-rr f<irl)idilci} In s,-c i-ach 
olher (tulsiilf of class, srhool funflions 
and church, so they made "dales" to meet 
and walk togclher to the different SMC 
gatherings, Tlic tradition has continued 
through the generations, and no one. to 
my knowledge, has ever chalii'riHcd it, I 
see taking a date In vi's|)i-rs .is sjlly an idea 
as taking a date to a fmn'ral, m in ymr lil- 
lle brother's bar milzvali. Now, don'l rcI 
me wrong, I am guilty of "vespers dating", 
granted not often, but it has happened 
once or twice. Tlie reason I don't promote 
vespers dating as fervently as some do is 
because of my feelings about the sanctity 
of the Sabbath and how we observe it. 
The puqiose of vespers (other than it is 
required for on-campus students) is to 
wind down from the week, and welcome 
in the Sabbath in a reverent way Tliis pur- 
pose is rarely accomplished when the 
hour before vespers is spent stressing out 
over what to wear, why your skin is being 
so aggravating, and who in the world you 
inherited your crazy hair from. Then you 
wait and wait for your dale to call, or come 
pick you up. stress out over whether that 
new deoderant is working properly and 
wonder why your car smells like McDon- 
alds tartar sauce. Needless to say, these 
pre-date activities don't prepare men and 
women for a restful and reflective time. 
Does the worrying cease once you are 
actually with your date? I think not. Yoii 
wonder if they like you or if you will get a 
little post-vespers smooch on the front 
step of tlie dorm. You wonder if your ex 
sees you with this hot new ijerson and if 
tliey even care. You can see where I ; 
going with tliis, 1 assume, so 1 will go 

Now I will attempt to answer your 
question as honestly as possible, 
want to know what is wrong with you 
because you have no vespers dates? First 
off. you used the phrase "pretty cule gii!", 
I advise leaving this off of your singles ad, 
and hope you don't use words like "gal" ir 
real conversations. Secondly, you should 
be thankful that you HAVE friends to 
with. After they read this, you may lind 
yourself deserted. Last, and most impor- 
tant of all, 1 have one piece of advice for 
you. Don't assume that tliere Is some- 
thing wrong with you because you don't 
have vespers dates, or dates period. Tlie 
problem is that guys haven't learned what 
they are missing by not asking you out 


'riim-sday, Januaiy 18, a)0|l 


By Jennifer Williams 

Copy KiinoK 

Someday, Holly Pomianowski 
may be a big-time animator, 
working with Pixar on movies 
like Toy Sion- or A Bug S Life. Bui 
for now. the sophomore art major 
spends her labor grinding up cab- 
bage for cole hlaw at the Village 
Market Deli where she ha.s been 
working for a year and a half. 

"Working is good for the soul," 
she says. 

According to Els Heike, direc- 
tor of Human Resources, and 
Oneita Turner, office manager. 
Pomianowski is one of 962 stu- 
dent workers that were on 
Southern's payroll, as of last 

An estimated half or more of 
these students work more than 
one job on campus. The majority 
of the employed students work in 
dormitory maintenance, the 
Village Market. Southern Carton 
Industry, services, landscape serv- 
ices, or the cafeteria. The rest are 
scattered across campus doing 
everything from answering 
phones, to tutoring, to pasting bul- 
letin boards together. 

Menial labor may seem 
degrading and unprofitable to a 
student who is entirely focused on 
plans for a future Ph. D. and 

Cleaning a bathroom or mak- 
ing sandwiches has Utile in com- 
mon with business or law or med- 
icine. But hundreds of students at 
Southern don't mind mopping 
floors and cleaning toilets to help 
pay for their education now. 

No worries 

StaH photographer/Onit.irn Rohi-on 
Christine Whetmore, freshman 
psycholog> mujor, cleans the 
Student Center evcr> afternoon. 

Liz Reader, freshman animation i 

Hetke sees a problem with stu- 
dents becoming unwilling to work 
on-campus jobs. 

"Students are less and less 
interested in working than they 
were ten years ago," he said. 

Unsure what to attribute this 
to, he thinks easier access to loans 
and grants may be a factor. A 
resulting problem for Southern 
departments is that there are 
sometimes more positions than 
there are students willing to fill 

Another issue for those super- 
vising student labor is that stu- 
dents may take their jobs less seri- 
ously than they should, as it is 
only a temporary stepping stone 
towards a future goal. 

Do students take dishwashing 
and dusting less seriously because 
they feel the job is somehow 

Edna Kitchen, supervisor of 
the cafeteria dishroom, says she 
sees this problem- with some stu- 
dents, but not many. 'The majori- 
i\' are great." she affirmed. 

Pomianowski enjoys her time 
working at the Village Market. 
because she says it "gets your 
mind otf stresses at Southern. 
Work is this certain amount of 
linic, and I know that those hours 
1 don't have lo worry about home- 
work or anything, just work." 

She also benefits . from her 
\\ork because 25% of her wages 
belong to her. which she utilizes 
on laundry, clothes, fi^ppachinos, 
and Barnes and Noble. 

Freshman Liz Reader also 

Staff photographer/Brittany Robson 
lajor, does various jobs at the Village Market's deli. 

works at the Village Market. She 
says that she sometimes feels that 
people look down on her job 
when she tells them where she 

"People are Uke, 'where do 
you work?" And when I say the 
Village Market, they say, 'oh. I'm 
soriy.' Well, I have fun with it. I 
don't mind it. The people are cool, 
-and the work isn't that hard," she 

Reader admits it would be nice 
to start right in with working on 
the career of her choice, but one 
can't always find a job like that 
without experience. 

"You have to get experience 
first, and while you're doing that 
you still need money, to get you 
through college, and to get the 
experience," she said. "And even 
if it doesn't help you in your 
career area, it still gives you the 
experience of working, of going 
to work every day. and doing it 

Someone has to do it 

But what can be more degrad- 
ing than washing someone else's 
leftover spaghetti off a piate. or 
cleaning toilets? For some stu- 
dents, these types of jobs are not 
only a pathway to their future, but 
also respectable, useftil jobs just 
as diey are. 

Rachel McGainey. a freshman 
cafeteria server said. "Personally. 
1 feel I contribute to the campus 
even though 1 don't like my job! 
People need lo eat, and someone 
has lo serve them." 

Christine Whetmore. a fresh- 

man who can be found in m 
Student Center cleaning toileii 
and sweeping floors, says sbt 
doesn't think her job is degrading. 

"People are really grossed oi» 
by it, so I think it takes a liilkl 
more from a person to be willing I 
to clean a toilet." she said. i 

Whetmore says sometimes she | 
does feel like others lookdownofl. 
her a little. ! 

"If I'm cleaning the ballirooni.| 
and I'm in someone's way, thej 
get fnistrated. like it's my fauU f« 
being in their way," she said. "Bi^ 
they'd be even more fnistrated if | 
they came in the bathroom andU 
wasn't cleaned." 

Counting their rewards 

For any students who are loos- 
ing for a job among Southern 
blue-collar crowd, Hetke pog 
out that there are still several jo» 
posted on bulletin boards " 
Wright Hail and in the dormiio- 
ries for on-campus posiuo* 
needing to be filled, ranging fro" 
plant services to the mail room- 

Everybody has heard stories 
people who started out moppi^ 
floors and ended up the head 
multi-million dollar corporatiog 
But floor-mopping in itself can t«| 
a position to be proud of to 

At any rate, when the w( 
is ended, suident laborers 
their rewards. 

As Pomianowski says. ' . . 
I sit back at Barnes and NoP;| 
with a cold frappachii 
worth it." 

j,-5 all 

Tliurs(lay,J;unKinl8, aOOl 

Weekly Events Near and Far 


The Soutlicm Accent • 9 

thursdav 1.18 

7p Chattanooga green 
party meeting 

730p songwriter night 
with special guest jewel 
quinton new city cafe 
(downtown knoxville) 

8p greenday (tickets $25) 
opener: the get up kids 
civic colliseum, knoxville 

friday 1.19 

8p mitch mcvicker and 
micheal cover ($6 cover) 
new city cafe (knoxville) 

8p sound of music at the 
civic auditorium, knoxville 

Saturday 1 .20 

8p typical sloan(S3cover) 
new city cafe (knoxville) 
2p & 8p sound of music 
knoxville civic auditorium 

Sunday 1.21 

730p patty larkin in 
atlanta, ga 

2p & 8p sound of music 
knoxville civic auditorium 
1 .877.995.9961 

7p Steve earle 
(with stacey earle) 
tennessee theatre 
knoxville, tn ($23 tickets) 

221 market st 

the bay 
234 e. 11th St 

lizard lounqe 

Jacobs ladder 
231 e. mik blvd 
423.267.0384 ^ 

Brian Kieta: Signposts 
Launching his music career dur- 
ing college with a band called The 
Neighbors. Brian Kieta was able to 

itual contemplations. Signposts an jigs to the t^vo impfessive instru- 
also presents a versatility of musical mentals. Maready alternates 
styles-though primarily modern between leading witli acoustic gui- 
folk in sound, influences of country tar and piano, supplemented with 
and southern gospel are evident. 
Witli The Awakening Compilation, 
Vol. 2 distinguishing Brian's single. 
Moon Steel Drivers, fans have long 
been anticipating the release of this 
full length project. Now the wait is 

Forrest Maready: Forrest 

unvPil his previously recreational 
songwnting His stint with The 
Neighbors awakened his produt 
er's knack which led to Signposts 
his self-produced solo debut. Lyri- 
cally, this album unfolds a road map 
through tlie life of the artist- his 
experiences, relationships and spir- 

Forrest Maready was involved in 
the film industry, rubbing elbows 
with celebrities, and working for 
Dawson s Creek," when he decid- 
ed to quit his job and start making 
music full time. His first album has 
the spint of a young songwriter and 
the high-quality precision of a pro- 
fessional. Tlie smootii folksy pro- 
duction brings out tlie diversity of 
the songs, from the touching bal- 
lads to the foot-stomping Appalachi- 

fiddle, mandolin, hammer dulcimer, 
organ and percussion. Sailing 
vocals deliver thoughtful lyrics 
laced with literary and biblical allu- 

Recommended for fans of Rich 
Mullins, Toad the Wet Sprocket. 
Andrew Peterson 

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Tlie Soutliem Accent - 

Thursday, January 18, 2001 



learn to GO 

into missions 

The highlight of my Christ- 
mas Break was the GO 
Missions Conference. It 
was four days of great Chrislian 
fellowship, powerful music, amaz- 
ing stories, inspiring speakers, 
and lots morc.all centered 
around "Go ye therefore..." 

The conference was held on 
the campus of Southwestern 
AdventisI University in Keenc, 
Texas. More than 120 people 
from all over the worid attended. 
Each day started with power- 
ful worships by Andy Nash, for- 
mer Adventist Review assistant 
editor and former student mis- 

After morning 
rship we took 
\im\ share (lur hearts 
/as hlessed hy |)ray- 
ing for differelll pnijcrls in the 
worlil. for llu- Hilly Spirit lo fill 
llie youth of our church, and for 

/ilh God. I 

fi he clia 


In the after 
inars dealing with topics ranging 
from missions in the 10/40 win- 
dow 10 adapting our message to 
different cultures. II was a real 
challenge lo choose from Ihe 

I- Ihey « 



Lit^ratureewngelism active 

with students on campus 

rclfviiril iiiul niiiul openinK. 
Our ofniy favorik's was 
"AdvL-ntisl missions in llu- 21sl 
century." i rrird as I wak-hcd a 
vi(ii-u porlrayinK iH-opk' in differ- 
ent countrifs wlio liave never 
heard about Jesus. 

Aiid we're doing so litlk* to 
reacli them. 

'ITie 10/40 window is the 
"lieart of need" in llie mission 
field. It lias an estimaleil :\A bil- 
lion people. Unly l%of ciirrfiil 
missionaries ro there, and only 
.(inr.v, of ihuseareAdveiUisl. 
Wlial a i-hallnijie! Wliat an oppoi^ 

The literature evangelism pro- 
gram at Southern Adventist 
University has a capacity for 
approximately twenty students and 
has reached that number for the 
past three years. Students have the 
opportunity to benefit spiritually 
and financially, according to John 
Eby. program leader. 

Eby believes that literature 
evangelism transforms students' 
spiritual lives. 

"It gives students a sense of 
total dependence on God and 
shows them their own spiritual 
weakness," Eby said. "It's a hum- 
bling urul L-haruclcr building expc- 

Stutlenls ni llic program have 
seemingly endless stories to tell 
about how God has impacted them 

Laura David, sophomore nurs- 
ing major, says literature evangel- 
ism has had a powerful impact in 
her .spiritual life. Just this year at 

Southern, she had an uplifting into the student and makes a 
experience with a lady who bought tremendous impact." 
several books from her Gates says God has used litera- 

"She shared with me how she ture evangelism to teach her spiri- 
got to know God," David said. "I lual lessons, 
got to pray with her and she start- "I've learned that I don't need 

ed crying. Even though she wasn't to be afraid of challenges because 
un Adventist. we both had the God helps me overcome them and 
same passion and she touched my grow from the experience. In fact, 
life." 1 need to pray for challenges!" 

Experiences like David's are 
what make students so enthusiastic 
about their work. 

Jeremy Blanzey, freshman 
computer systems administration 

Michael Korter, freshman htjlth m ijor Hid Ii 
tion major, show some ol Oil hooks that thev tc 

staff Photo/Louis 
Blanzy, freshman computer systems administra- 

literature evangelism. Gates disagrees. 

Eby says students are able to "1 think there are a lot of people 

earn far more than they could at who would not be reached if we 

other jobs. Most of the students didn't go to their door," she says, 
work about twelve hours per week. Joseph Earl, junior biology 

Students also fmd 11 
evangelism enables them to slay 
spiritually focused. 

Heather Goodwin, sophomore 
biology/pre-mcd major, says 

Eby says some are able to pay up 
to three to five thousand dollars on 
their school bill per semester. 

The combination of spiritual 
and financial success is very 
appealing to students. 

"It makes more money than 
other jobs and at the same time I 
get to do ministry and outreach," 
says Krystal Morris, junior reli- 

)ond ti 

ihrdiMMXtilradMlav I'ruple 
whi.liavr.xiHTinia'il missions 
bnmghH. mi's Wiird k. lili' ami 
the Holy Spirit was jjoiired out 
abundantly. Shouts of joy and 
tears of praise marked our cele- 
bration of God's presence. 

Only God knows where you 
are called and what you are lo d( 
Tlie truth of the matter is that w 
live in the mission field righl 
here. I want to encourage you lo 
"Let your light shine before mer 
that they may see your good 
deeds and praise your Father in 
heaven," Matthew 5:16. 

Marius Asafiei is a junior ihe 
ology major from California, He 
can be reached a 

Tve i.;uiv.issed lur three yeurs. perspective during a hectic school 

and 1 oan'i i;l-i .iw.iy from it! I love week. 

scL-niii the liand nftind " it's phe- "I see hurling people going 

nomenut." he said. door lo door. It inspires me to see 

Blanzey worked us a literature other's needs as more important 

evangelist for three years before than my own." 

coming lo Southern. He recalls a Goodwin says another exciting 

real spiritual highlight from work- aspect of the job is watching God 

ing with the program this year. at work. 

"I was praying lo God lo find "l see God working miracles 

who needs the message and leading me to the right peo- 

.lliLsuHOKMoihcunc!" pi, ■- 

vassing helps her keep the right gious education major. 

Blanzey prefers canvassing 





Although many students in the 
program have canvassed in the 
past, some try it for the first time at 

For Ronna Strilaeff. nutrition 
major, literature evangeli 

books: rhc Desire of Ages. Tlie 

Great Controversy. He Taught 

Love (Christ's Object Lessons). 

Peace Above the Stomi (Steps to impacted her spiriiuaT life 

Christ), and God's Answers to she began this year. 

Your Questions. 

Linu Gates, sophomore nursing 
major, thinks literature evangelism 
may be more spiritually beneficial 
to the students than the people at 
the doors. 

"We're planting seeds and we 
give a liiile bit lo each person at 

Literature evangelism helped 
me realize how many people are 
out there who don't know about 
God." she said. 

SlrilaetT is glad to have a job 
where she can serve those people. 

As well as strengthening their 
spiritual lives, students 

the door, but a lot of work goes achieve financial 

amazing spiritually," he said, 

David added. "I get to be an 
evangelist and make money for 

Goodwin used to think she 
would never do literature evangel- 
ism, but last year she began work- 
ing in Southern's program because 
she wanted lo blend work with 
other areas of her life. She found 
that she was able lo make money 
while doing other things she 

"1 like combining work with 
witnessing, faiih-building and 
being outdoors," she said. 

Students in ihe literature evan- 
gelism program at Southern insist 
that canvassing is relevant, even in 
today's high-lech world. 

Many people think the practice 
of going door-to-door selling 
books seems antiquated when con- 
sumers today have options like 
: able to buying online or over ihe tele- 
ihrough phone. 

major adds, "Some people 1 meet I 
would never go out and look for I 
the books we have, but when they | 
see the books, they fall in lo 
with them." 

Personal contact is another rt 
son literature evangelism is 

"The traditional door-to-dt 
approach works because of the I 
face-to-face contact," Morris says. I 

Goodwin believes it is valuable | 
for customers lo have an aciui 
person at their door. 

"11 just can't be the same o\J 
the computer or telephone, sf 

Eby thinks literature evange 
ism is effective because it is 
reflection of how God related W | 

"He came down and kno<:keJ| 
on our door and made a person^ 
connection with us. Everything i" 
life is about personal relation- 
ships." _,- 

Eby also believes literaiu^i 
evangelism is a relevant way W| 
witness to people at the door. r 

world sees youth partying. 


ing and out to have a goo** ""Jl 
^ i Christ li''"'?! 

but the c 

in the students," he said. _ 

Goodwin says people apprc^| 
ate her witness. , 

"I've had people tell me^ 
many times how happy ^^*' -4I 
that I'm doing this. They ^^1 
more young people would. 

Tliiirs(la)-,Januar)- 18, 2001 


The Southern Accent • 13 

Jabez prayer expands • 
Ithrough Southern 

What would you do if you had 

magical key that opened a 

[secret door leading to endless 

^lessings? You would be holding 

nn your hand the most amazing 

treasure you may ever see. 

Looking in I Chronicles 4:10 

i find this exact key. Yes, it is 

for you, and once you 

fclaim it as your own there's no 

p:elling what could happen to 

ir life. One thing is certain 

J will be forever changed. 

Dr. Derek Morris, professor 

Southern's School of 

Religion, gave a sermon on the 

Babez prayer during a powerful 

pespers program. 

The presentation of this "dan- 
" prayer was based on the 
fdeas found in a little book called 
? Prayer of Jabez" by Bruce 
At the close. Morris gave a 
"t for prayer group and had a 
l-esponse of more than 100 stu- 
dents and community represen- 
atives. Close to 300 of "The 
?r of Jabez" books were 
away as a result of this 

Southern students are experi- 
Incing the power of God in a 
puge way. 

"Since I've started praying 
his prayer, I have had many 
Opportunities to pray vnth other 
people and share Christ's love 
with them. I have personally 

seen an expansion of my territo- 
ry," said Bucklee Eller, senior 
nursing major. 

Not only has it given many 
people a chance to witness, but 
it has allowed them to open their 
minds, finding that a deeper and 
closer walk with Christ is a natu- 
ral result of sincere prayer. 

"It has been a way for me to 
allow God to expand my mind," 
said Jade Pence, junior general 
studies major. 

The effects of this prayer 
have gone far beyond this cam- 
pus to church families, friends, 
relatives and strangers all 
across the US and around the 

"The power is not found in 
the words of the prayer, but the 
attitude of people who pray," 
said Zane Yi, assistant chaplain. 
"God answers prayers when His 
people call out to Him, and sin- 
cerely seek for Him to work in 
their lives." 

Every Monday night, the 
Miller Chapel in the School of 
Religion is packed with 
Southern students who come to 
worship and praise God for His 
blessings. They share testi- 
monies of how they have been 
blessed and have been channels 
of blessing to hundreds of oth- 
ers all across America. 

Fellow students are being 
healed and converted. And God 
has used them in countless 
churches over break to spread 
this revival. 

Brent Hardinge, .senior graphic design major, meets 
Center to pray the Jabez prayer together. 

Jew/Samaritan share faith in Jesus 

By Zane Yi 

The two really couldn't be 
iny more different. 

He's all that and more— a 

harisee, a member of the rul- 

; council. He's got money. 

's a teacher. He knows theol- 

' like the back of his hand. 

■thers stand when he enters 

pe room to show him respect. 

f eople usually come to him for 


It's quite embarrassing then, 

fat he finds himself there on 

? mountain in the middle of 

? night with an uneducated 

farpenter. He doesn't really 

w what drew him, but there 

s looking over the flickering 

ignts of Jerusalem, the night 

freeze stirring around him. talk- 

"g Writh a young upstart named 


She. on the other hand, was- 
looking for Him at all. 

She was walking out to the 
well in the heat of the noonday 
sun to get some water. She, 
unlike Nicodemus, is relatively 
unknown. People knew enough 
about her to not want much to 
do with her. Even today, we 
refer to her simply as "the 
woman at the well." She was a 
pariah of sorts-five previous hus- 
bands-and was, at the time, 
shacking up with some guy in 

He/she, night/day. suc- 
cess/failure, Jew/Samaritan, 
sinner/sainL Could these two 
have anything in common? 

The stories are ones most of 
us are familiar" with-Nicodemus 
and the woman at the well. Both 
conversations have incredible 
things to teach us in themselves. 
However, we hardly ever look at 
the two stories together. 

It is interesting to note that 
these encounters aren't found 

anywhere else in the other three 
gospels. They are found in the 
book of John, almost back to 

We find as we look at these 
two stories that the two charac- 
ters do actually have something 
in common, the person that they 
are speaking to-Jesus. 

Nicodemus approached, 
intrigued at the marvelous 
things Jesus was doing. He 
sought to engage Jesus in an 
intellectual discussion. Jesus 
started talking about simple, yet 
profound things. 

"I tell you the truth. Unless a 
man is born again, he can never 
see the kingdom of heaven." 

"What do you mean. I_^have to 
be born again? I'm old..." 

The conversation continues 
with Jesus revealing to 
Nicodemus His mission. 

"For God so loved the world 
that he gave His one and only 

Son, that whoever believes in 
him shall not perish but have 
eternal life." Jesus invites 
Nicodemus to believe in Him. to 
be reborn spiritually. He offers 
him salvation. 

The same thing is offered to 
the woman at the well. She 
approaches the well seeking to 
satisfy her physical thirst. Jesus 
offers her the water of life. 

"Everyone who drinks this 
water will be thirsty again, but 
whoever drinks the water I give 
him will never thirst..." Jesus 
invites the woman to experience 
something deeper. He offers her 
spiritual water. He offers her sal- 
vation, too. 

Even the reactions of the 
woman and Nicodemus to Jesus' 
offer is different. 

Nicodemus leaves mulling it 
over. He doesn't publicly become 
a believer until almost three years 
later, after Je-sus' death. 

The woman's response, howev- 
er, is immediate. She goes back to 
home and brings die whole town 
back to Christ. 

Tliese stories reveal two people 
from opposite ends of the social 
spectrum, but they do more. They 
reveal the 
attracted them. 

Jesus engaged 
with both, in their particular lingo, 
but with the same objective. He 
wanted to save them and freely 
offered His gift to both wiUiout 
regard to background, race, sex or 
creed. His burden was Uieir heart: 
regardless of the externals. 

Today, two-thousand years 
later. Jesus' desire is the san 
Whoever you are. wherever you've 
been, and whatever you done 
Jesus continues to invite us all 
with an incredible offer-supernatu 
ral transformation, water iha 
quenches our- deepest longings 
and eternal life. 

14 •Tlie Southern Accent 

Catholic church 
saves Adventists 

Cutting short family time and 
football-gorging, 1 braved the icy 
weather along the interstate to 
Keene. TX. Our sisler school, 
Southwestern Adventist Universi- 
ty held an awesome missions con- 
ference called "GO 2000.'" i was 
fired up to worship and unite in 
mission with students from 
Argentina to California. 

But while most of us were driv- 
ing or flying home after the con- 
ference, the adventure had just 
begun for my new friends from 
Weimar College. 

Four hours into Iheir return 
trip on New Year's day, their bus 
broke down. They were stranded 
in the middle of nowhere, just past 

,^, , The bus was 
[-^^ ,,,»„* an;, i. was 

I, ,iirl IJeb 

of till' bus driver. 

Askint: for 
faith, Uk'Y prayed 
fnr(,<i(ll.. liclitlliem, 

Whik' a U-w of them were mak- 
iiii; plioiK- calls from D gas station, 
ii wniii.iii iiv< rlicard Ihc situation.' 
llii'V wni- ii-lnii-il U< a nt'arby 

\\h. II iIm ', . .ill< 'I 'III' mail, he 

cailH' illHIlrilialrlv In .l^si^ss llielr 

cold and hopck-ss predicament. 
Without iiaking any questions 
about who Ihey were or where 
llu-y were from, Ihis man relurncd 
wliii Mime lamily in a few cars to 
liiiiii; iliii Iiis cliurch's warm 


A Cambodia missionary s diary 

misli Calholic Church 
ii( T, Texas, cared for 
ir students for two 
lirrc days. Tile church 
amis of love lo these 
IciiiriR ihem use llicir 
uwirs, and lelephonu. 
a and his wife even 

By Chhis Sohensen 

GiJ f-ST WRfren 

Christmas in Cambodia. Talk 
about exhausUng! I didn't sleep a 
wink the night before we left. Too 
many exams and final papers. And 
now, decisions: what should I take 
lo this third worid country besides 
grungy clothes and lots of charcoal? 

Dec. 19, 2000: Three hours in 
the bus and 25 hours flying at over 
30,000 feet to the exact opposite end 
of the worid. Yet that was my sec- 
ond home, 

I'd spent 3 years there as a stu- 
dent missionary. And now. almost 
two years later, I was going home to 
Cambodia for Christmas. This lime. 
however. I wasn't alone. 1 was lak 
ing my fiancee Shannon, her room- 
mate Jephlhae, and another friend 
Buckley. We four Southern students 
plus 28 others from the Collegedale 
Church and other places- all were 
really pumped about building a 
church in the Cambodian province 
of Kompong Cham, 

Dec. 21: l>indinp in Phnnm 

Pcnh.lwass 1 ,.11.,-. -^-.■-■nil 

of my sludirii i , ! ■ |. : ■ - ^ 

cially was s.ui M in.. 

young man rianicii Wan llian, Vou 
see. when I lefl Cambodia in 1999. 
he was running from God and very 

Now with eye's radiating joy he 
told me that he was going to be bap- 
tized the following month. Praise 

In simple broken English he 
explained, "When you leave. 1 am 
without hope. Now the lost have 
been found!" 

Dec. 22: Renting a couple of 
motorcross bikes, Buckley. Jeph- 
lhae, Shannon and I raced out of the 
capitol into Ihc countryside lo help 
Arnold Hooker, an Adventist Fron- 
lier Missions missionary, with his 
Christmas service on Sabb'alh. Dec. 

How sh^nge U was flying by peo- 
ple who were harvesting rice by 
hand with a sickle and loading it 

Chri.s Sorcnsin, junior religit 
the Cambodia mission trip oi 

Contributed p 

1 major, baptises a member of the Cambodia .\dveiitis( Church uhileu 
;r Christmas vacation. 

Una/ I'ajifndick, a religion stu- 

Papcndick, a rrliniou student at 

Mrs. Storkamp agreed. "We 
may have different beliefs, but 
God sUll has His people in various 

Let tlie truth sink into your 
heart and purify you to be a chan- 
nel of love in action to those in 
need. And let's praise God for our 
loving brothers and sisters in the 
Catholic faith. 

Billy Gager is a senior religion 
major from Maryland. He can be 
reached at bagager^ 

shocked Ibem on Dec. 24 when we 
water-skied down the irrigation 
canals pulled by a boom on Arnold's 
pickup truck? 

After that little stint of fun. we 
got to work building the first per- 
manent Adventist church in the 
province. Our team worked hard 
and nearly completed it in just a 
week's time. That's partly because 
Wolf Jedamski was cracking the 

Starting work at 6 a.m. and only 
eating breakfast at 8:30 a.m. was not 
easy, but we got much accom- 
plished before the blazing sun 
shone too bright. 

Wlien we were through with the 
church, on Dec. 31 we took out 
motorbikes and went to the famous 
Mekong Iliver. My former student, 
Sokhun, was now a Bible Worker 
there, and he had a student of his 
own that he wanted me to baptize. 
As an ordained "Elder" of the Cam- 
bodian Adventist Church, 1 did. 
Wliat ajoy!!! 

But another adventure awaited. 

Jan.l: We flew up lo the border 

province of Ratanakiri where Col- 
legedale's Braden and Johanna 
Pewitt are going to be working as 
AFM missionaries. 

Jan. 2: We rented motorbikes 
again and rode for over three hours 
up the choking and blindingly dusty 
roads into the hilly region called the 
'"Golden Well" to make our first con- 
tact with the Jarai- a primitive 
minority hill-tribe group that is still 
unreached. We heard that some 
men still wear loin cloths and ladies 
still go topless, but we didn't see 
any such sight. 

Just as well. 

At the first village, we were 
struck by the primitive huts raised 
up on stilts and the strange dialect 
that none of us could make out. It 
was a good thing that the Chief 
could speak Khmer, the national 
language, which I also speak. 

While I translated. Shannon and 
Buckley were able to help break the 
ice by caring for the wounds of a 
motorcycle accident victim. The vil- 
lage chief asked us to please come 
back and teach his people how to 

care for one another too. 

At another village, they treatd | 
malaria patients and others with va 
ious infections. So much need, s 
little time! Out of twent>' peop' 
they could only treat three. 

But that's OK. Though we couli| 
,n;t stay, we know that Braden a: 
Johanna are going to carry ■ 
where we left off, and by God'sl 
grace, the Jarai will learn to love the I 
only true Lover and Healer of t!irir| 

You know, the General Con(er-.| 
ence and AFM needs many more 
couples and singles just like you lo 
go and tell hundreds of other minor-! 
ity groups around the world aboiai 
Jesus. I 

Would you like to answer llul 
call? It's the adventure of a lifetim^i 
And you can do all things throug6| 
Christ too! 

So prayerfully consider it a"'*^] 
see Sherrie Norton or Marius.'"" 
in the Care Office. "The harvest b| 
ripe but the workers are few 

Wanna travel? 

California? New York? Florida? Europe? Hawaii? Anywhere? 

Assistant boys and girls deans, assistant chaplains, teachers, Bible 

Workers, maintenance, food service, carpentry, peer counselors 

Pray about being a Task Force Worker 2000-2001 

Call the Student Missions Office at 2787 

This is an advertisement from the Student IVlissions Office. 

Tliursday.Januao' 1 


The Southern Accent • 15 

ieiner brothers gain victory 
14-30 over Team Walper 


ird to win when your team captain is 
.„.,o -1 the bench. 
And you don't have to remind captain Jeff 

r of that fact 
Walper played for only about ten minutes 
s team's 54-30 loss to Team Reiner in 
s AAA-League action Tuesday night. 
Walper was plagued by foul trouble the 
_ I game, as he had three fouls midway 
■ough the first half, and he picked up his 
1 personal foul with 14:13 remaining in the 
. Walper watched his team fall to 0-2, 
^bile Team Reiner improved to M. 

)t in foul trouble early and we had to 
our defense," Walper said. 
But Walper wasn't offering excuses. 

"It seemed the calls weren't going our way, 
but we really need to improve our team 


But give some credit to Team Reiner, 
especially brothers Tim (15 points) and 
Anthony (14 points), who pounded the offen- 
sive boards for second-chance opportunities 
and converted with short jumpers and layups. 

The first half was an offensive struggle, as 
there was little transition and boUi teams 
attempted to work the ball around, but the 
interior defense was tough. Team Walper was 
down 14-8. but they took advantage of Tim 
Reiner being on the bench with three fouls. 
Angel Ogando hit a 3-pointer and Team 
Walper rallied to tie the score 15-15 at half- 

In the opening minute of the second half, 
Walper picked up his fourth foul. A minute 

later, Tim Reiner, who had three fouls at half- 
time, cut off opponent Angel Ogando, who 
was driving to the basket Contact was made 
between Reiner and Ogando, and Ogando 
was charged with an offensive foul. 

Team Reiner opened up the game offen- 
sively in the second half, as the transition play 
of Chris La Faive (9 points) and B J Snider (8 
points) helped Team Reiner go on a 12-4 run 
to put them up 37-23. 

Team Walper never threatened after that, 
as their shots continued to fall astray and 
Team Reiner coasted to victory 

"Our defensive intensity went up [in the 
second half] ," Anthony Reiner said. "We start- 
ed finding the open man; it was a team effort." 

Rob Hubbard led Team Walper witii 10 

like and Adidas reign in athletic shoe review 

It's time to find out just what is out there 
;rious stiident athlete so we took our 
[dependent (yet still letting their parents pay 

r school bill) test crew out to check out 

new lines of footwear for this basketball 

;on. Our testers held nothing back as 
fey ground through the gears taking these 
. through possible intramural simula- 
5)n. Here are the top five, most of which 
It Just For Feet by the Hamliton Place 
[all. Our thanks to Trey for all of his help. 

Nike Shox- $149.99 

This is tiie New Kid on the block when it 
comes to basketball shoes but Nike's flashy 
ad campaign defiantly carries over into the 
price. Our testers said, They mold to your 
feet like spandex on a Gym-Master, and are 
just as responsive." If you want to take home 
that Reese Series Championship this is the 
shoe Uiat your team will be wearing. Be pre- 
pared to take out a second Stafford Loan to 
cover tiie cost 

Our Testers rate 9 out of 10 

Nike Payton- $124.99 

Apparentiy named after the Seattle Sonics 
premier guard, this shoe caught the attention 
of our testers just on looks alone and they just 
had to take it for a spin on the indoor court 
and try out their best A league jump shot 

With its Unique "Monkey Paw" support sQ-uc 
ture this shoe offers it's owner more support 
than Mrs. Pyke grading your Freshman 
Comp Paper. "Not enough freedom to get 
your game on, even if it is only half court." 
Our testers rate 4 out of 10 
New Balance 800 series- $84.94 
One of our testers is a die hard New Bal- 
ance Fan and talked the rest into trying tills 
little model out Overall a good shoe, solid 
support for a mid- top, one convert was over- 
heard saying, "It feels like they're already bro- 
ken in. I could hang with the Brown Brothers 
the first night out and not even have to worry 
about blisters." Everyone seemed dually 
impressed with this shoe, even if they weren't 
necessarily going to use it for basketball. 
Our testers rate 8.5 out of 10 
. Converse AU-Star Canvas- $49.99 
This is Shoe is exacUy what you would 
expect from Converse. An all canvas upper, 
this shoe fit very well on the foot although 
some questions were raised about what one 
tester call "shoddy stitching". From that 
point on the entire shoes' durability was 
called into question. Our testers weren't sure 
if the shoe would stand up to tiie grueling 
inti-amural schedule and still make it to class 
in the morning. 

Our testers rate 5 out of 10 

Blue tag special at Samaritan Center 

If you have already run out of money from 
your last Plasma Alliance Check, tiiis is tiie 
place for you. It may take squeezing that size 
13 gunboat of yours into a size 9, but if rock- 
bottiom pricing is where you are tiien this is 
tiie place for you. Not always the best selec- 
tion and our testing was continuously dis- 
tracted by shopping for dorm room furniture. 

Our testers rate 4.5 out of 10 

Don't worry ladies we haven't forgoH:en 
you. Even though Just for Feet doesn't have 
a women's basketball shoe rack we still 
tracked down two winners just for you. 

Adidas Ozweego- $69.99 

The shoe vrith tiie fijnny little name is just 
what every female athlete is looking for 
Comfortable yet still durable, good looks, and 
a familiar feel make this much like that 
boyfiiend you never should have dumped last 

^ur testers rate 9.5 out of 10 

New Balance 803- $84.99 

Another member- of tiie New Balance fam- 
ily, this is just as comforUble as its male coun- 
terpart (one of our male testers achially found 
a woman's size comparable to his), and an all- 
around good shoe even if you plan on taking 
it to your aerobics cjass. 

Our testers rate 7 out of W 

Basketball intramurals begin 

Program adds additional men's league 

If you've been to the gym lately you might 
have seen more than your normal amount of 
athletes working out, shooting baskets, or 
just being active. No, this isn't the 10 extra 
pounds from Mom's cooking, but the start of 
basketball intramurals that has everybody 
trying to spend some extra time regaining 
that killer jumpshot. Intramural games start- 
ed Wednesday Jan. 10 and will continue into 
flle 2nd week of February. 

Tliis year has seen some changes in the 
intramural program. Instead of the normal 
three leagues for the guys, there is now an 
additional league. The divisions have been 
named East, Central, West, and North, but 
what it boils down to is AAA, AA. A and B 

leagues. The addition of an extra league has 
been met with mixed emotions, but with the 
season just begining it is best to save any final 
opinions for a little later in the schedule. The 
ladies side has stayed the same, with two 
leagues being named Midwest and SouUi. 

Basketball is an amazing sport to play but 
a large part of the appeal is coming out and 
watching a game. With at least 6 games a 
night it should be easy to find a time to come 
and cheer for your favorite person or team. 
Games are at 5:45, 6:45, and 7:45. Rosters 
and schedules can be found all over campus, 
or you can check the intramural web page at 
htlp:// nbsp; So, 
come out and cheer for that guy or girl Uiat 
you've had your eye on. And enjoy an 
evening of fun FREE entertainmenL 

staff plicHographer/Brlttany Robson 
AA league players Hnally figured out 
that yes, they too can pass the ball. 

the game 

It's time for Southern to get down 
and get serious about your sports. I 
hope that here in my littie corner of 
the sports world you \vill find every- 
thing you need to survive and thrive in 
tiie Wonderful Wild Worid of Soutiiern 

It is my hope that you will feel com- 
fortable here at our spot in tiie Accent 
If you're just an armchair quarterback 
like Ben Nyirady, a Mancala champ 
like Jack Harvey, or a dominating vol- 
leyball player like Ellen Marquart 
maybe there is some 
small tidbit of informa- 

that you can glean 

from our expert staff of 
highly educated sports 

Everyone knows a 
sports section is there 
to cover the games and 
I the players. I am here 
to get you in the game 
and keep you playing. 

All of us can stand to shed a few 
pounds (I starting to think tiiat I'll 
never type fast enough to burn off 
those two veggie-whoppers), and if 
tiiere is a sport or game out tiiere we 

If you want picks and predictions 
We've got those too. 

Mens AAA - the sure money is on 
Team Brown but watch for Team Read- 
ing to suprise everyone. 

Mens AA - Team Ceballos looks 

Mens A league - Look for Team 
Nudd to make a sti-ong showing here 
just like every other sport. 

Mens B - is going to go all nine 
rounds and come down to Warden and 
Jean-Jacques and whoever can put 
their egos on the shelf and play team 
ball will walk away the champs. 

Womens A - Lemon all the way 
unless someone finds a way to shut 
down Neal and King. But spoiler here 
could be Swartz if you look past tiiem 

Womens B - Team Thomas has a 
fiery captain tiiat will be hard to con- 
Between basketball picks that 
would make you a millionare in Vegas 
and our indepth research crew headed 
up by Jennifer Black, the Accent 
Sports staff has all of the bases, goals, 
endzones, nets and hoops well taken 
care of. 

So feel free to drop me or any of the 
sports staff a note and let us know 
what game you get up for and what 
you would like to read about I've got 
my hounds ready to dig up all tiie dirt 
you need. 

feff Parks is a 3-year Gym-Mas- 
ter major from Ohio. He can be 

What athletic shoes passed the test? Page 15 

Basketball intramurals begin Page 15 



The Souiaern Accent 

Thursday, Jarnrao' 18, 2(KI| 


Look, rcf, no hands. 


Team Brown placed its five starters in double figureil 
paced by team captain Royce Brown's 13 points, and Team I 
Brown (2-0) routed Team Peterson (0-1). 6948. in i 
AAA-League action Tuesday night. 

Team Brown went to work early, as Matt Harlo' 
Ijoints) scored the first two baskets inside. 

A jumper by Harlow made the score 11-6 in favor oil 
Team Brown, but Team Peterson pulled within 13-12 mid- J 
way through the first half. 

But that would be as close as Team Peterson would! 
come. Team Brown took advantage of Team Pelerson'sJ 
turnovers, converting easy layups in transition. TJ. Knutso 
(12 points) converted a pair of offensive rebounds ii 
kets, Adam Brown (12 points) nailed consecutive 3-poinlen 
and then Royce Brown scored 6 straight points, as 
Brown went on a 21-7 tear to lead 34-19 at halftime. 

Robbie Peterson hit a 3-pointer early in the second h 
and then Nate Marin scored on a pretty assist from Rict 
Schwarz. K.C. Larsen followed wath a jump shot. ■ 
Team Brown's lead to 38-31. 

But then Team Peterson started to give up easy shots.! 
Team Brown converted short jumpers and Royce Browni 
scored a 3-pointer during a 134 run that put Team Browi| 
up 51-35 with 9 minutes to play. Team Peterson, frantii " 
trying to catch up, continued their sloppy play, as I 
forced shots and struggled in transition defense. 

"We [pulled within 7 points], and then everyb 
stopped moving around Ion offensel." said Team Petersons] 
guard Eli Cuenca. 

And Team Brown continued to pour on the offense. I 
Nyirady (10 points) converted a 3-point play after be 
fouled by Peterson. Adam Brovm hit a jumper, then coif| 
verted a pair of fi-ee throws. , I 

Team Peterson's guard Benjie Maxson, frustrated vnm 
the officiating, picked up a technical foul in the waning ni^l 
utes of the game when he voiced his displeasure of the " '^1 
cials from the bench. I 

"I'm done." Maxson said, shaking his head and removiiHl 
his jersey after the technical was c-alled. 

Maxson was candid about his team's performance a 
the game. 

"It was our first game together," Maxson said. "It was 
ribie; we played real sloppy" |._ 

Royce Brown attributed his team's win to their pH| 

"We tried to beat [Team Peterson] down low early o^ 
Brown said. "It was a good effort by TJ. [Knu tsonl and W 
I Harlow)." 

Nate Marin of Team Peterson led all scorer? v 
pomis, including 10 in the second half, but he was ff 
tie support, as the rest of Team Peterson scored t 
points m the second half. 

Transport service changes Page'2 

I Offices move to Lynn Wood Hall Page 3 

The Southern Accent 


Soutliem's Student Voice Since 1926 

Tliursday, January 25, 2001 

Staff photographer/Kenzie Eliuk 

Brian and Jason Oetman race each other m the Bungee Run at the Student Association's Mid-Winter party Saturday night.The 
party had a p^araa party theme and featured games such as the Moon Walk, Bungee Run as well as a gong show. 

Warden forms advisory council 

Student Association President David War- 
den has begun to meet with the heads of sev- 
eral on-campus organizations to receive feed- 
back on the functions SA undertakes. 

le project, unofficially titled Student 
^sociaUon Presidential Advisory Council 
ISAPAC) involves the Student Association 
president meeting with the presidents of 

■ organizations, including the Men's 
^ub. Thatcher Hall's Sigma Theta Chi, Black 
l^stian Union, Latin American Club, Asian 
'-nib and Student Missions. Warden said that 

SAPAC's mission statement was "to pro- 
vide adequate feedback for SA events, func- 
tions, and practices, to create an addition 
communication link between SA and its con- 
stihiency, and to provide a networking and 
resource opportunity among all clubs and 

Warden said that SAPAC has two plans for 
the immediate future. 

First, the members will communicate 
about SA events, such as how to work on 
them before they take place and discussion 
afterward on how to improve them in future 
years. "Since these are presidents of other 
organizations on campus, what they say is 

important Any of them could have run for SA 
president and I would have voted for them," 
Warden said. 

The second purpose of SAPAC will be to 
help widi the planning of Southern Adventist 
University's annual Community Service Day 

Warden said that SAPAC first met on Tues- 
day. January 16th, and that representadves of 
several clubs were accounted for. "[In future 
meetings] the clubs can send representadves. 
so it isn't just the presidents. We don't want to 
create elitism. In fact, diat's what we're trying 
See Council on page 2 



iniiihiTii Adventist University plans to 
s tuition for the 2001-2002 year 

outing to George Babcock, sen- 
I -ident for Academic Administra- 
' 1 11 is one of the best deals for 
i. ;ition. and figures seem to back 


only Adventist unive 

-ii.iii'B that cost less than Southern 

twfuid College in Huntsville. Ala, 

ind Southwestern University in Keene, 

Oakwood's yearly fees for full-time stu- 
dents added up to $8,800, mainly due to the 
funding they receive as a primarily African- 
American instilulion. Babcock said. 

Southwestern's 2000-2001 tuition and 
fees for a full-time student added up 
S15.700, with between S5.000 and Se.OOO 
coming from room and board, 

But, Babcock also said that neither of 
these institutions could match Soudiern's 
"much richer curriculum. Far more majors 
and minors are offered at Southern." 

Southwestern also offers no graduate 
programs, according to their Web site. 

When compared to the remaining 
Adventist universities and colleges in Amer- 
ica, Babcock said that Southern comes out 
"smelling like a rose." 

For a non-federally funded school that 
offers a Chrisdan education. Southern does 
provide one of the lowest tuidon fees avail- 




Berrien Springs. Mich., whose tuition last 
year was $12,600, Southern's tuition was 
almost $2,000 cheaper. 

Last year's tuidon at Walla Walla College 
in College PlaceWash. was $14,427, not 
including room and board, making it the 
most expensive Adventist college in the 

The tuition last year at Colombia Union 
College in Takoma Park, Md. was $11,900. 

Pacific Union College in Angvdn, Calif., 
when tuition, room, and board are added up 
costs more than $20,000. 

"The problem is that most students corn- 
See Tuition on p^e 2 

The Southern Acce 



Continued from page 1 

Benge lias hired about 10 other officials to 

"A lot of my ofDcials have been through 
the class; Benge said, "But those who 
haven't, I give an interview and find out if 
they have any previous experience. If they 
don't they can work for me and gain experi- 

ence but they don't get paid the first year 

Most officials do the job because they 
enjoy officiating, not because of the pay, 
Benge said. 

Not everyone at Southern, however, has a 
high opinion of the officiating. 

Adam Brown, AAA captain, said the AAA 
oficiating is better this year, but with all the 
good officials in those games, the lower 
leagues are in bad shape. 

Ryan Irwin, playing in his 3rd year of intra- 
mural SouUiern basketball, said that he feels 

like officials this year don't look as profesion- 
al, and don't pay attention as much as officials 
during other years. Bryan Geach, B league 
captain, has observed that better communica- 
tion between officials would help the games 
go smoother. 

Officiating is a learning process and that 
needs to be kept Ui mind. Don't judge an offi- 
cial too harshly because we all have bad 
games. Officials, do your best to make sure 
that the bad games are minimized and come 
prepard to do a good job. 

Wellness major tip of the week 

"If you want to work at getting your metabolism to run high 
eat several small meals and don't skip meals. Skipping meals won't do you 
any good if you want to maintain or lose weight. Increase your activity level 
and stoke the fire." 
-Jennifer DeGrave 

Sports Web 

Look here for future sites 

Rock climbing can be a 
dangerous way to have fun 

Rock climbing is an outdoor aciiviiy 
ijoyed by many of Southern Advi-ntisi Uni- 
■rsily's slucleiUs, lis praclilioncrs will ti-ll 
)ii il ofCcrs an outdoor Uirili llial few past 
iiii's can ni;iti-h. However, this thrill tioes 

Sr.tll I'idUcr, a jniiior Public Relations 

along with places such iis IjjsI Wjill. Cntrn'i 

'You get the comblnalion of adrcnulii 

rusli, exercise, and being in nalure," I'arln 

luld bi- 

iif.; il lielmel. both from falling and hitting 
I'onr lie;i(l ;iii(l rock fall." 

I'nrkcr lias had some close calls, as he 
Dnce slipped 25 feet from a cliff before catch- 

"1 fell, and the person on tlie other end of 
Ihe rope thought 1 was just lowering, so he 
ibicwuul more roi)e," he said. "I'm thinking. 
■| sliinildn'i be falling this far, 1 should've 
sio|)[)e(l by now,' Tile ground is definitely my 
bigg»'>^l fiMi"." 

Parker said he has seen others gel into 
Liccidenls while rock climbing, but "nothing 

jonnie Owen, a freshman bio-med major 
from I'lorida. is especially familiar with rock 
climbing and its dangers, 

•nding Southern in llie in 
the fiill tif iwiii when be fell while rock climb- 

Five televisions bought 
Five televisions liougt 


to his skull Umpteen silly cats gossips. Umpteen silly cats gossips 

quixotic elephant, but schizophrenic sheep ran away, 
quixotic elephant, but schizophrenic sheep ran awav. 



of Sunset 

Rock, wlun 1 lliiuk my loul slipped as I was 
going over tile edKc" lie said, "I only fell 
about three feel down, bin I swuiiK about 20 
feel inward and hit the rocks", he said. 

Owen says il was his first time rack climb- 
ing, and he admits he was not wearing a hel- 

'Within five minutes a h-aunia nurse just 
happened to come by. It's a miracle I'm even 
alive." he said. 

Owen was out of class for all of the 1999- 

2000 school year. 

"1 was in the hospital for only four days, 
and alter six months I was totally healed." he 
said. "1 still have some hearing loss in my 
right ear." 

As for whether or not he will try rock 
climbing again. Owen said. "I don't know. 1 
don't tllink 1 will, the last try didn't go so 

Tlie Hucbston Sjiorts Medicine Founda- 
tiiin n.ik climbing for a "total 
bodv workoui i-.iiiildciice builder, and devel- 
"l""'"l "I I'loblnii solving skills." 

However, it also warns against climbing 
without tile proper equipment, such as a hel 
met. climbing shoes, a harness, and a rope. 
The use of proper climbing techniques is also 
recommended to prevent injuries to the fin 
gers and arm tendons, and carpal tunnel syn 
drome, which affects as much as 25 perceni 
of the rock climbing community. 

To learn more about proper equipmen 
and climbing techniques. on the web 


■ Bill Gates, the Microsoft chairman 
his wife. Melinda. have given Johns \ 
kins University of Baltimore a fiv&^yJ 
$20 million grant to study whethi 
pensive vitamin and mineral pills c 
save lives in poor countries. 

■ Bill Gates, the Microsoft chairman, a 
his wife, Melinda. have given Johns H 
kins University of Baltimore a five-yJ 
$20 million grant to study whether ij 
pensive vitamin and mineral pills can hf 
save lives in poor countries, 

■ Bill Gates, the Microsoft chairman, a 
his wife, Melinda, have given Johns H 
kins University of Baltimore a five-yJ 
$20 million grant to study whether ir 
pensive vitamin and mineral pills c 
save lives in poor c 

■ Bill Gates, the Microsoft chairman.a 
his wife. Melinda. have given Johns H 
kins University of Baltimore a Gve-yeJ 
$20 million grant to study whether ir 
pensive vitamin and mineral pills can I 

■ BiU Gates, the Microsoft chairman, 
his wife. Melinda, have given Johns 
kins University of Baltimore a five- 
$20 million grant to study whether 
pensive vitamin and mineral pills can 
save lives in poor 

■ Bill Gates, the Microsoft chairman, ai 
his wife, Melinda, have given Johns H 
kins University of Baltimore a five-yd 
S20 million grant to study whether ii 
pensive vitamin and mineral pills can h 
save lives in poorc 

■ Bill Gates, the Microsoft chairman. 
his wife, Melinda, have given Johns 
kins University of Baltimore 
$20 million grant to shady whether 
pensive vitamin and mineral pills can 
save lives in poor countries. 

■ Bill Gates, the Microsoft chairman, 
his wife, Melinda, have given Johns 
kins University of Baltimor 
$20 million grant to stijdy whether 
pensive vitamin and mineral pills can 
save lives in poor countries. 



■ Bill Gates, the Microsoft chairman, 
his wife, Melinda, have given Johns 
kins University of Baltimore a fivfr) 
$20 million grant to study whether ' 
pensive vitamin and mineral pills can 

■ Bill Gates, the Microsoft chairman,' 
his wife. Melinda. have given Johns H 
kins University of Baltimore a fiv^/* 
$20 million grant to study whether a* 
pensive vitamin and mineral pills canW 
save lives in poor c 

■ Bill Gates, tiie Microsoft chairman^* 
his wife, Melinda, have given Johns 
kins University of Baltimore a S"^?! 
$20 million grant to shidy whether iD" 
pensive vitamin and mineral pills can » 
save lives in poor countries. 

■ BiU Gates, the Microsoft chairman^ 
his wife. Melinda, have given Johns 
kins University of Baltimore a fiv^' 
S20 million grant to shady whether ^ 
pensive vitamin and mineral pills can | 
save lives in poor c 

■ BiU Gates, the Microsoft chairman- 

Thursday, Januaiy 25, 2001 


The Soutliem Accent • 3 

Religious extremism 
at Southern? 

Religious extremists. 
Such a phrase, and all 
the expressions it 
invokes, brings to mind a number 
of examples . . . 

The zealots of the time of 
Jesus Christ, justified their vio- 
lence against the Roman Empire 
by invoking the name of their 
Messiah. Yet many rejected 
Christ when He came to this 
world, prefer- 

those who did not agree with its 
teachings All its tortunng and 
lolling of so-called heredcs" was 
done in the name of Jesus Christ. 

The spread of Islam through- 
out Asi i North Africa and parts 
of Eur p< broug ht about a new 
type I rflmious 

exposed to a new hybrid of 
(Adventist) religious extremism. 

Violence is not about to 
explode within the halls of 
Thatcher or Talge. nor is Wright 
Hall is about to be riddled with 
bullet holes. 

Radier, it is the emergence of 
the principle of a group trying to 
force its rigid belief system on 
another group. 

In a year that has seen the stu- 
dent body undergo a spiritual 
revival and more religious-ordi- 
nated activities, this principle of 
religious extremism is being man- 
ifested by a small but vocal group 
of legalistic students. 

Legalism is the worst enemy 
of such a revival, a revival that the 
University could use. However, 
there are those who would use 
such a religious atmosphere as an 
excuse to advocate legalistic 
issues, including having the cafe- 
teria closed on Sabbath, the eat- 
ing of dairy products, the use of 
salt on food and other such legal- 

For these 

students to try to 

^„„^ „ force their views 

Hob ^\ ir muhiLh "I" a year that has on the vast major- 
one t ither seen the student body ^ of ^^ student 
embraudiherei.- undergo a Spiritual '^'^'^''T"^. . 
gion ol JMVdh or • » j i- Th^ 'dea that 
suffer^] the death revival and more reh- God is pleased 
of an infidel. gious- oriented activi- when people try 

Religious ties, this principle of '° ^^^'^^ ^ ^^^^ °^ 

extremisi-^ contin- i'_^ j„ - • spiritual perfec- 

ue to manifest '■^^^^"^^'^^""®™'®tion by trying to 
themselves and being manifested by a obtain their right- 
their radical views small but VOCal gTOUp eousness by their 
eveninlhesemod-of legalistic students." ''*" *°''''^' '^ 

On the vast 
sub-continent of South Asia. 

taining one of the fast growing attitude that looks for faults 
populations in the world, Hindu; 
and Muslims wage an age-oh 

other people and actually discour- 
ages people in their walk with 

God expects us to embrace a 
full and complete relationship 
with Him, stemming from love for 

Tliere are students who are 
just now establishing a spiritual 
relationship with God. For them 
to be subjected to a barrage of 
grim reminder of such extremist legalism could 
between two religious prove fatal. Such legalistic 
extremes will only serve as stum- 
bling blocks to those just seeking 
a closer walk with God. 

It is time to move beyond thf 

conflict because of the (extreme) 
differences in their respective 
religions. Such violence has led 
both India and Pakistan to engage 
in a race of a buildup of nuclear 
weapons, making tiie odds of an 
Armajjcddon conclusion even 

The bloodshed of the Middle 
East serv 

extremes . . . Orthodox Jews and 
radical Arabs. And out of this, 
springs the fountain of interna- 
tional terrorism, seeking to 
destroy everytiiing that it comes 
incontact witii. 

All this in (he name of religion. 

All tills. leaving 


pie dead and f 

gion that is beginning to take root 
I this campus. 

stop abusing the 

tOihe fragile diread of life. 

So you must be wondering to 
what purpose diis column is head- 
ed? What, if anything at all. do any 
of these examples of religiously- 
sectioned violence have to do 
wifli Southern Adventist Universi- 

Quite simple . . . tiie University 
>8 slowly but surely being 

s clinging writings of Ellen G. White and usi 

them for their intended purpose. 
It is time to take a decisive 
stand against the evil of religious 

■ Dave Leonard is a senior 
from North Carolina majoring in 
public relations. He is the Accent's 
news columnist. His columns run 
every Thursday. He can be reached 

New advancement offices 
open in Lynn Wood Hall 

David Burghart, 
top computer in \ 

Staff photographer/Louts t 
; president fur advancement, works on his lap- 
new office in Lynn Wood Hall. 

If you are looking for Dave 
Burghart, vice president of 
advancement, or any of the faculty 
that work with alumni relations, 
development or planned giving, you 
won't find them in Wright Hall. 

The advancement staff moved to 
their new offices on the second 
floor of Lynn Wood Hall last week. 

■^e are excited about our new 
home," Burghart said. "(Working in 
Lynn Wood Hall] preserves the 
nostalgic feeling and it strengthens 
the bond between the alumni and 

the university." 

Departments that are having 
their offices remodeled will tem- 
porarily use the second floor offices 
in Wright Hall that the advance- 
ment department vacated, said 
Evonne Crook, administrative assis- 
tant of advancement. Information 
Systems employees will occupy the 
Wright Hall offices next. 

But advancement will not be the 
only department located in Lynn 
Wood Hall. The counseling and test- 
ing offices and die center for learn- 

"We are actively fundraising for 
the entire building." Burghart said, 
"We would like to raise half a mil- 
lion dollars." 

An anonymous donor has issued 
ii challenge to match $200,000 in 

The area around the pond in 
front of Lynn Wood Hall will be ren- 
ovated also. The top steps will be 
eliminated and replaced by a brick 
pathway and retaining wall that will 
stretch around the lower side of the 
pond. The pathway will be similar in 
style to the brick pathway in front of 
Hickman Science Center, and 
Southern is accepting donations for 
the bricks to raise funds for renova- 
tion to Lynn Wood Hall. 

Faculty offices are not the only 
use for Lynn Wood Hall. A portion 
of second floor is home to the new 
Heritage Museum, which includes 
displays of artifacts and memorabil- 
ia of Southern and a dedication to 
Jack McClarty, former vice presi- 
dent of development, who passed 
away in 1997. 

The artifacts include various 
paintings and pictures, including 
portraits of every president of 
Southern, plus items such as a quilt 
made by the employees of the 
Southern Basket Factory in 1925. 

June Blue (class of '43), a volun- 
teer of Lynn Wood Hall and resi- 
dent of Collegedale. is pleased with 
the museum. 

"This is a part of history that 
should be preserved, because you 
can't replace it," Blue said. "(Bull 
there's so much we can't display" 

Lynn Wood Hall was built in 
1924 and used for Collegedale Acad- 
emy and university classrooms and 
faculty offices. 

Staff photographer/Louis 

Evonne Crook, administrative assistant in the advancement office, works at her desk in the newly 
ovated Lynn Wood Hall. 

1 • The Soullicrn Atccjil 


Tliursdiiy, ,I:mium' 2.j, 


Senate votes on election 
"lirocess in new constitution 

Senate approves 
election manual 

By Kristen Snvman 
Stwt Whttek 

The Student Senate voted lo 
approve the elections section of the 
revised SASAU Constitution Tues- 
day at their rcKular meeting. Only 
one senator voted against it. 

The Constitution was last 
revised in 1997, Wliile the Complete 
Constitution has not been totally 
revised, they are trying to approve 
through Senate, a few articles at a 
lime during each meeting. 

As the Si'nali,- briefly gave a run- 
down of each section of the lileclion 
Manual, they pointed oul what revi- 
sions were made. Many things that 
have been done in the past, but 
weren't included in the written Con- 
stitution have now been added, 

All SASAU PJeclions. which 
used to be overseen by the Senate 
Elections Committee, will now be 
run by the SASAU Klections Man- 
agement Task Force. 

Tlie SASAU Elections Manage- 
ment Task Force is made up of the 
SA officers, five Si-njilr nicnilicrs. 
and a I'Vully Advisor Mor<-s.ruri- 
ly measures have Iieui taken, lo 

mate proxy voting. Task lM)rce 
members who staff each ballot box 
will now have two people at each 
box. In recent years, only one was 
rcfiuiretl. Also, at least four mem- 
bers iniisl lie present for nil ballot 
counls, ;is time are a lot of ballots 
to fiiiml, it's iiiiire efficient, and it 

'Hie topic iif debate among the 
Senate members centered around 
Section 7, number 17 in the Sec- 
tions Manual, lliis stales that "ail 
SASAU Elections Managemenl 
Task Force members, while on 
duty, shall nol comment on any 
SASAU candidate, to any SASAU 
General Assembly members who 
are voting."This is to encourage fair 

Senators ' 

? able I 


relay facts to help the Gcr 
Assembly in the election procei 

"It I 


. offict 

would have a vantage point lo see 
who's ru." Carlton Joy said."As a 
senator, I might see (certain) quali- 

Troy Ondrizek argued that Sen- 
ate members "should be able to 
endorse (candidates) more than 20 
feel from the ballot box." 

Andrea Kuntaraf, SA Parliamen- 
tarian, stated that the purpose of the 
statement was "to make people 
more ethically aware of each other 
during elections." 

Most Senators 
' ment when interpreting thi 
being unable to use their 
campaign or lobby for 
who is running for an office. 

The revised election manual will 
be in effect for next month's elec- 

In other business, the senators 





Ondrizek (precinct 1) 


Johnson (precinct 2) 


Carter (precinct 3) 


Arner (precinct 4) 


York (precinct 5) 


Korzyniowski (precinct 6) 


Bokicin (precinct 7) 


Aviles (precinct 8) 


Orange (precinct 9) 


Cliampen (precinct 10) 


Firctiaeu (precinct 11) 

Gomez (precinct 12) 


Roberts (precinct 13) 


Jones (precinct 14) 

■ Naus (precinct 15) 


Kerr (precinct 16) 


Mundall (precinct 17) 

Perumal (precinct 18) 


Ttiielen (precinct 19) 


Myden (precinct 20) 


Wilson (precinct 21) 


Joy (precinct 22) 


Valmont (precinct 23) 


This Briiphic shows how each sen 
mark by Iheir name were nol pre 

discussed issues, such as the ongo- 
ins power outages, poor outdoor 
lighUng on campus, and tlie need 
for more nurses in Health Services. 

Manny Bokich has checked witli 
Ed Uicas. director of Energy Man- 
agement, about whetlier or not any- 
thing is being done to solve the 
power outage problems. 

Lucas said that there had been 
long term talk about installing gen- 
erators in the dormitories. 

Bokich is also planning to call 
Gail Bidwell, Vice Presidem of 

alor voted for the revised election 
sent at the meeting. 

Fmance, for further information. 

Many students also have been 
bringing to attention the issue of 
poor outdoor lighting at night 

Lights are needed especially 
between Lynwood and Hackman. 
Without these much needed lights 
Southern could run into some liabil- 
ity issues. 

Paul Myers. SA executive vice 
president, told tlieni that he has 
mentioned this to the school and 
now It IS just a matter of getting it 

nanual in the Constitution -Riesday 

Many Senators also commented 
on the need for more nurses in 
HealUi Services. 

While the guys in Talge Hall may 
be in hopes of possible -house calls" 
when they are sick. BUI Wohlers 
vice president for shident services' 
assured the Senators that that 
would not be taking place any time 
soon, but admitted there was a need 
fcrn^e nurses, once the budge. 

At the end of last semester. Sen- 
ators Marnel Niles and Robert 

The senators who do not ha«' 

Roland, two D.E.E.E sKidents, «■* 
back to Oakwood College « 
Huntsville. Ala. Devin Firchau. <" 
of Southern's D.E.E.R stude"^ 
andTim Wilson were appoint™ 
take the vacant seats. Firchau " 
not present at this first meedae' 
the semester ^^ 
The next senate meeting »■»!" 
Feb. ?? at 7 p.m. in the Seni«» 
Room in the Shident Center. 

Thursday,. la 


Tiic Soutlieni Accent ' 

Is volunteering for you? '^^^^, 

^^ Did 

know that there are many people 
who need everyday chores done 
who cannot do them? Volunteering 
provides the perfect 
opportunity to help 
people and share 
t with them. Pic- 
ture yourself among 
■s of clothes, leys, 
d. and furniture. 
Thev need to be sorted. 
Volunteers at one 
■ganization look 

rough the different 
jnis and decide what 
to do with tliem. Anoth- 
oiunteer gathers 
in the food closet 
for a mother who can't 
afford to buy groceries 
that week. There are 
people in need 
many organiza- 
tions that would like 
the help volunteers can 
provide. Many wel- 
the extra helping 
hand. Several organiza- 
tions in our area need 

Volunteering may 
be intimidating at first, 
but don't let that stop 
you. It is rewarding after you get 
into it. The first thing you need to 
do is call tlie place you are going to 
work and arrange your schedule. 
After you decide on a time you will 
go in and meet the director and he 

she will talk to you and tell you 
what you are going to do. You will 
tour of the whole operation 
and then you will settle dovra to 
work. After you get a feel for the 
way things work you will be more 
comfortable. There are many 
places to volunteer, so don't hesi- 

One place is the Summit Out- 
reach Project. "Our goal," says 
Loren Haugsted, a senior theology 

major, "is to provide students with 

It does not matter if you have "^e would like to have more stu- 
: had experience as a volunteer; dents volunteer on a regular basis.' 
J can still help. Steve Lundquisi, 

ophomofe. say. "It \vas my first TTie Chambliss Home is anoth' 
le volunteering this semester, er place where you could share 
your time. This 

and their children 
to go that need 



but I had a good time." He goes on 
to say, "We have only been out 
working for two weeks." He also 
helped pull the house apart and 

hauled the wood. 

opportunities for outreach in Sum- 
mit, Georgia." The project they are 
working on now, he tells me. is 
tearing down a house for a wid- 
owed, elderly lady who cannot 
afford to hire someone to do it for 

her. As students work they are Another place that needs help is 

recycling they wood by hauling the the Samaritan Center In the past I 

wood from that one house to give have volunteered there. I worked After you decide to volunteer, you 
to other elderly ladies for firewood, at the front register and bagged will find it a spiritually benefiting 
"I was a student missionary over- clothes for the customers. I found experience. To find out more about 
seas," Loren says, "and that experi- that they are always looking for where you can volunteer, call the 
ence enabled me to see the need people to work on a regular basis, chaplain's office at 238.2724 t 
for mission work right here in the John Lamb, who works on the Samaritan Center at 238.2777 
states." Samaritan Center Newsletter, says, 

heads. The Chamb- 
liss Home providi 
counseling and all 
daycare for wome 
who cannot afford 
it otherwise 

place that needs 
volunteers. They 
provide medical 
care for the elderly. 
It can be lonely in a 
nursing home and 
the patients there 
will most always 

company You may 
not do more than 
just read to them, 
but they will be 
grateful for your 
time spent with 
them. Volunteering 
provides many b( 
efits for you and 
those that you help. It may i 
seem like much, but every t: 
says a lot. 

If you have any doubts about 

volunteering, talk to anyone who 

volunteers. Loren Haugsted says, 

, very rewarding experience. 

By Jennifer Wearner 

Read the latest health and fitness 
magazines and it is likely you will see 
something about Pilates in some "cur- 
rent trend" reports. Pilates (pro- 
nounced puh-lali-teez) is a method of 
body conditioning that is highly 
endorsed by many celebrities and ath- 
letes. Although it has been brought 
into the limelight recently, this "trend" 
began in the early 1900's. "The Art of 
Contrology" was started by Joseph H. 
folates to help fine tune mind and body 
to work together. 

After seeing and hearing about 
Pilates so much 1 wondered how much 
truth there was behind all the claims 
put forth. What I have found out about 
Pilates is that tlie majority of its exer- 
cise's are centered on the "power- 
house", that is, abdominal and back 
regions. These muscles play impor- 
tant parts in our everyday lives, help- 
ing with balance, lifting, posture, and 
much more. Furthermore, some arti- 
cles claim diis method of excercise 
can "strengthen and actually lengthen 
your body". I didn't know that was 
physically possible to make yourself 
longer. What truth is there to these 

That is what I am here to find out. 
Armed with about a dozen magazines 
with Pilates demonstrations, two 
videos, and The Pilates Body, the "ulti- 
mate at-home guide", I start my jour- 
ney to find truth behind promises. 
After several friends and strangers 
turned down tlie offer to be my lab rat 
for this experiment I decided to 
bestow this honour upon myself. 

Day 1 (0L23.01)- unmotivated as 
ever but for the sake of the 
experiement i crack open the book and 
start out with the first one labeled "the 
hundred", made it through that one, 
and 6 more that are described in the 
"beginner" section.! felt it working, but 
i don't look or feel any taller or longer 
or less chunky, just tired. 

to be continued... 



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Poetry of the week... 


by Philip Levinr 

1\vo old dancing shoes my grandl'aUicr 
gave the Christian Ladies, 
an unpaid water bill, the rear license 
of a dog that messed on your lawn, 
a tooth I saved for the good fairy 
and which is stained with base metals 
and plastic filler. Wiih these images 
and your black luck and my bad breath 
a bright beginner could make a poem 
in fourteen rhyming lines about the purity 
of first love or the rose's many thorns 
or dew that won't wait long enough 
to stand my little gray wren a drink. 


() • The Soiitlicm Accent 



Tliui-sday, Januan- 25, 9 

How to find a good book and a hot drink 

Five books on my lisl. I spl out 
inlo the great wide open lo find iiow 
helpful each bookseller actuiilly is. 

1. The Prayer o( Jabez, by Bruce 
Wilkinson: a new, besl-seilinn. inspi- 
rational book. 

2. If You Want lo Wrile,' by Hren- 
da llflantl: an older (1938), highly 
n-coninicmi'-fl book for writers, 

:i 'Ilie Calrher in the Rye, by 

You Want to Write- did not find, they 
can order. Catcher in the Rye-found 
several copies. Papermaking- did 
nol nnd. can order. Conservative is 
[Radical- did nol find, employee did 
nol find nn database. 

Ainuisohere: one word- trendy 
and a 


(located by Wal-Mart) 



Fj pH jnp thp hooks: Jabez- the ing what you 
computer said they had copies, but 
none were found. If You Wiint to 
Write- found on computer, can 
order. Catcher in the Rye-found 4 

jmployees. cheap books (found 
The Hottest State by Ethan Hawke 
for 81.00). 

guarantee on find- 
looking for. 

Public Kestroom? ye: 

clean one at that. ,. / j 

Warm Beverage? yes. Starbucks copies. Papermaking- tound 

located at center of store. computer, can order. Conservative 

Upside: trendy crowd of college is Radical- did not find on computer 

A Novel Idea 
(Frazier Ave) 


database, a valiant effort on Shaw- 

Finding the books: Jabez- did not 
find. If You Want to Write- did not 
find. Catcher in the Rye- did not 
find. Papermak- 
ing- did not find. 
Conservative is 
Radical- did not 
find. But 1 did 
find all of 
Sparks collec- 

al other inter- 
esting books. 
very interesting 
and varied 


imagine a 

scaled down 
McKay's with a 
little caf^ in the 
back, samba 
music playing. 
and wooden 
floors, buy. sell 
and trade, rare, 
out-of-print and 



I "II my list. 
:i' o]K-n space 
I books everywhere. 

vcnige? no, but located 

liilly old. interesting 
n iicciisional treasures. 
■: slrange organization. 
■es aren't always the 

Humes & Noble 

(by OldNavy/Circuit City) 


VmWw ll»-^: jabr/- I. 

Barrett & Co, BooksellcrB 


Open 930-GM-Sa/ 12-6 Su 

Finding tbp bnnk>i- Jabez- found. 
If You Want lo Write- no deal, wasn't 
there. Calclier in the Rye- yes, sev- 
eral copies. Papermaking- did not 
find. Conservative is Radical- the 
employee had never heard of this 

Almosnhrn': feels a bit touristy, 
very clean and organized, 

Public Reslroom? no ("You real- 
ly have to know somebody that 
works here"-a helpful employee). 

Warm Beverage? no, but located 
nPflrMudpie. Slonecup. and Clum|>- 

Upsidc: pels allowed. 
Downside: ft'w places lo sil and 

na's part, two thumbs up to tliis 
helpful employee. 

Public Restroom? yes, but ques- 
tionable script on m 

Warm Beverage? yes, Joe 
Muggs Coffee etc. 

Upside: huge selection of maga- 
and it lacks the crowds. 

Downside: none that I can think 

McKay's Used Books 

(located on Lee Hwy) 

M-'Hi i>-9p/9-10p F-Sa/12-8p Su 

iiiodiiuLiUdiiiiiiss; Jabez- did no 
find. If You Want to Write- did no 
find. Catcher in die Rye- did 
find. Papermaking- did 
Conservative is Radical- did 

age.' yes. pro- 
vided by The 
Stone Cup. 
Upside: very 



iiammMimwKmHth\n^^lf mkui99ij jj m 

Atniosnhere; buy, sell & trade 

Public Restroom? yes. 

\yarniBeyerrige?no. rellect any logic 

Upside: the interesting casl nf ihitiking. Inn an 


Hnvinmmenl is even thin**. 

inian. CaW (fiODi 422.-tLLV (-tSSSI or « riic to 
e School. Grijas Hall 2(W; 

'^ ' 'MS(MFTl:l>MFT;PhD 

friendly and helpful o 
Downside: once again, 
' you find what you are 


Open l&-9p M-Sa/12-6p Su 

Finding the hr.nksf;IahP7- did not 
find. If You Want to Write- did not 
find. Catcher in the Rye- found. 
Papermaking- did not find. Conser- 
vative is Radical- did not look. With 
a 1:18 employee/customer ratio. I 
didn't have the heart to ask the 
fi-azzled employee for help finding 
what I needed. 

Atmosphep; usual mall store. 
Public Restroom? No. 

Warm Beverage? No. 

Upside: the children's section is 
great, and well organized. 

Downside: it's in the mall. 

•reviews within are the sole 

properly of the author, in no way 

or stubborn way of 

'opinions only. -jw 


Dear Sholly. 

My parents are divorced, \M 

sn't a "biblical divorce", thev T 
out of love. My fathi-r 
remarried a couple of yean 
low has a femily. ]' am ^,, 
dering when I go to heaven wjlj J 
mother and father be c 
family, or vriU it be my father, s 
mother, and their children? 

Heavenly Family 

Dear Heavenly Family, 
With the increase in unbibljj 
orce and remarriages, I & 
that you are concerned that jj 
parents may not be i 
you. We cannot make the deten 
on because God alone kna 
hearts and He is a God ofgr 
and love, in regard t 
tion about family I had a bit of ijj 
culty answering, so I soughtj 
Don Leatherman's help. 
ing to Matthew 22:25-33. theH 
isees asked Jesus this very a 
question. Jesus said that a \^ej 
husband relationship will n 
ter in heaven, we will be likel 
angels in heaven. Relations^ 
that exist here on ea 
ent than in heaven. In heaveaJ 
relationships will be perfect S 
continue to love your parents J 
just pray that you all will be ablej 
claim the golden cro 

Har and Ike's topi 
10 of the last 10 1 

Y BiakeDeFoor & l! 


10. Ben Folds Five - 
Autobiography of Rein 

Cake - "Fasli^ 

8. Ben Harper - "FigliU 
your Mind" 

down Comforter Collecti| 

6. Cowboy Junkies - 
Trinity Sessions" 

5. Radiohead-"OKC| 
puter" _ 

4. Elliott Smith - "X/OJ 

3. Elliott Smith • "Eil 

2. Built to Spill • "M 
From Now On" 

1. Pavement - "Bnff 
the Corners" 

ther you listen to Will Sniilh. BriUicy Spears, GeorgeJo' 
or Belle and Sebastian, you're probably just listeninc 
I, lonely, angry, frustrated, or completely fed up with run 
ly rejuxenahd our lov ■ i "' '""■**'' ^«'"*'"E around we have found a few bands lii^ | 
torZ?."" ''A^'-- ™ '■''""^i'al tastesare an extension of ourselves, to son*"] 
X'vn , , -,T \ ." '""'°"™' '■"' "'^ "> '«' *« ""d ""t about our favourite «" 
knows. We htlT "'°"^; '■'''" '"' ''"' ^""'^ ''«P l-inkins with John Coltia«l 
so s^a to^s .i -kT"",!' '° '" ^"^ ■=« ™' "' ft-^ bag and bring others what ba=| 

Tliursday, January 25, 2001 


7 • The Southern Accent 

Faculty return from research leave • 

Two faculty members were 
lably absent from the Soutli- 
'sn campus last semester. Their 
were dark, and they were 
[oowhere to be found - unless you 
re looking for them in Thailand. 
■. Steve and Laura Nyirady spent 
?ir 6-month sabbatical on the 
Wuak Lek campus of Mission Col- 
lege in Thailand. 

ion College is located 
ipproximately 2 hours out of 
k on a beautiful piece of land 
;sort area of Thailand. The 
bllege has programs accredited by 
listry of University Affairs in 
?as of Accounting, Applied 
Jheolology, Biology, Computer 
^formation Systems, 

ation/Psychology. English 
inguage, Entrepreneurship, Math- 
s and Religious Education, 
sion College is an interna- 
^nal campus with about 200 stu- 
in the Thai program and 
Bother 100 students in the interna- 
ronal section of the college mre 
es are taught solely in English. 
= students come not only from 
pailand but also from Vietnam, 
Cambodia and Malaysia 
English is not prevalent, 
"Muak Lek has an English as a Sec- 
ond Language program, and all stu- 
dents are required to pass the 
TOEFL examination before enter- 
ing classes. 

The administration of Mission 
College are striving to become the 
college equivalent to Southern and 
other US colleges in respect to the 
same standards for facilities and fac- 
ulty. Nearly $20 million has been 
invested in new facilities in the last 
couple years and the international 
section is going to be taking the 
place of Southeastern Asia Union 
College, which was previously locat- 

Dr. John V. Perumal, head of the 
biology department at Mission Col- 
lege, in equipping the laboratories 
and recruiting students. Since Dr. 
Perumal was formerly a professor 
in the biology department here 
Southern, he carried a lot of ide 
from here to that campus. The biol 
ogy program there at Mission Col- 
lege is modeled after the biology 
major at Southern, and tlie laborato- 
ries are patterned after the labs 
found in Hickman science center. 

Though biology is his specialty, 
Dr. Nyirady was asked to fill the 
position of Assistant Academic 
Dean. In this capacity-, he lent aca- 
demic support to the administra- 

Laura Nyirady spent her lime 
designing a health center and start- 
ing a health and wellness program 
at Mission College. Preventadve 
medicine is not particularly empha- 
sized in Thailand and, according to 
Mrs. Nyiradi, the diet there is not 
altogether healthy She started a 
program based on the faculty well- 
ness assessment that is done yeariy 
here at Southern. Included in the 
wellness program was a run around 
the track, flexibility and strength 
assessments, and blood work to 
determine cholesterol and triglyc- 
eride levels. After results were 
returned, Laura, who is also a nurse 
practitioner, counseled each person 

The health center is on the sec- 
ond floor of the Student Center 
building, and though everything is 
all ready to be ordered, the health 
center had not yet been completed 
when the Nyiradys left there and 
returned to Soudiern. 

Mission College has faculty 
members from the US, Canada and 
Ausfralia as well as Asia. Dr. Susan 
Dixon, formeriy from Walla Walla 
college, has accepted a position 
there at Mission College and will be 

V of the Mission College campus. 

nerships widi Walla Walla, LaSierra teaching there the following year, year abroad would find it 
and Southern not only for student Similar ideas are being discussed wonderful learning 
exchange, but more for teacher for the English, Tlieology and Com- well as a unique cultural 
exchange. In an effort to make the 
school as internadonal as possible. 
Mission College is going to be pay- 
ing teachers from these schools a 
salary to go spend a semester teach- 
ing at Mission College. The current 
plan is to have 3-4 teachers from our 
US colleges there teaching in their 
area during any given semester. 

According to Dr. Nyirady, a ten- 
tative schedule has Dr. Ann Foster 

Contributed photo 

V of the administration building and a class building at Mission College. 

^ "1 Singapore but closed in 1998. 
Dr Steve Nyirady first helped 

arriving in Thailand in March of this slated t 

These .students look at specin 

puter Science deparhnents of Mis- 
sion College. 

This teacher exchange program 
will lend expertise and strength to 
Mission College and will help to 
I excellent academic pro- 

contributed photo 
icroscopes in a science 

ence. Students wishing more infor- 
mation on studying at Mission Col- 
lege in one of the nine international 
programs may vmte to study@mis- or may call 66-36- 
344-888 for more information. 

s has set up part- year, and possibly Dr. Keith Snyder gram. Students wishing to spend a 

Tliursday, Januan' 2,5, 20f||l 

8 • Tlie Soutliem Accent 

The Soudiem Accent 

SmiUicm's Smdcnt Voice Since I92(j 

. P.O. Box 370 

f CoUegedale, TN 37315 

newsroom; (423)238-2721 
advertising: (423) 238-9335 

fax; (423) 238-2441 


Local elections need 
more student voters 

On March 13. 2001, CoUegedale 
residents will be Roing to the polls 
lo volt'. This (inn-, however, they 
will be e!ccrm»HM(Ml Mmimissioners 
ralher than ibc I iriii'd si;ii*-s Presi- 

uill l(iail elec- 

Ihis.-lediniiwiildiirdly impact the 
liv.-snrihiM..wti\rili/nis, includ- 
ing Si.iilh.-in ^luli.■lllv In fad, the 
vole Ml Si.nlh.-rn slndnils could 
bavcadinriinip.iL-Kinlhf- future of 
Ihcnty (ilC(ilk-f;r(liile. 

nircc of ihc six CoUegedale City 
Ciiiinnissifin [josiiions are up for 
i)i(l in this y.-jirs .-lection. While stu- 
(iciiis ai Soiiiliern may feel the 
issiii-s al slake do not affect them, 
ilic furiiniissinn makes decisions 
llial have innnediale influence on 
llieir lives. It was Ihr- commission 
that voled down a lonlrovcrsial pri- 
mary seal bell law llial would have 
allowed ufficers In slot) vehicles for 
seal bell violations wiiiioul another 
cans.- for Ihe sIo|.. Il was ihe com- 
niissioinhal more re. eiilly rejected 
a pr.jpi.sal to allow alcoholic bever- 
ages to be sold by the glass in des- 
ignated areas. Decisions made by- 

the CoUegedale commission have 
great influence on the lives of 
Southern students. 

Students could have a huge 
impact on Ihe direction of this 
year's election. Only 39D total votes 
were cast In the commission elec- 
tion ofMarch I'l, Hi')'),acror'linj:lo 
the Hamilton Ctimly '-|e, lion web- 
site. If the turno.H is siniilarlor ibis 
year's election. 5(J additional South- 
ern students would constitute 
approximately 13 percent of the vot- 
ers, 100 students 26 percent, and 
200 students would make up over 
50 percent of the turnout. 

Il is highly appropriate for 
Southern students to have a voice in 
the 'commission election. More 
than 1,000 students live in Col- 
legedale and are affected by city 
commission decisions, To all South- 
ern sliideiUs who are registered to 
vole iji C ollegedale — get involved in 
llie March election. Find out who is 
running. Kducale yourselves on the 
candidates' records and priorities. 
Don't allow apathy to prevent you 
from having a voice in decision- 
making processes that directly 
affect you. Go to the polls on March 

Temptation Island shows 
) couples immorally 

Television has done it again. 

In an effort to match CBS's hit 
show "Survivor," Fox has come up 
with a survival show of its own. 

Temptation Island" is a lest to 
see if relationships can survive 
when put to the ultimate test- 
being surrounded by scantily<lad, 
beautiful singles for two weeks. 

Four unmarried couples were 
taken to an island in tlie Caribbean 
off of Belize, where they were intro- 
duced to 26 single men and women. 
The couples then said tlieir good- 
byes and were sent to tlieir separate 
camps for two weeks. 

While they are on the island, the 
couples will date tliree of the sin- 
gles that best reflect their ideal 
mate and remember once again 
what the single life is like. They vrill 
be templed by the singles in order 
to discover how strong their rela- 
tionships are after all. 

Each night when the show's 
host, Mark Walberg, brings the 
couples to the bonfire, he gives the 
first group a choice to see what 
their partners' dates had to say. If 
they choose to watch, their partner 
is required to watch. If they choose 
not to watch, their partner is not 
allowed to watch. 

When the two weeks have 
ended, the couple will be reunited 

to discuss their experiences and 
decide if tliey will continue their 
relationships or break up in order 
to try a relationship with one of the 

According to Reuters, although 
'Temptation Island" averaged 16.1 
million viewers overall and a house- 
hold rating of 10,5. compared with 
17.7 million viewers and a 12.0 rat- 
ing for "West Wing," it scored a rat- 
ing of 8.3 in the 1M9 demographic, 
compared to the 6.3 rating in that 
demographic for "West Wing." 

Although, in some respects, the 
show would be worse if the couples 
were married, it is tlie perfect 
example of sleazy TV, a TV station 
that will broadcast anything for 
good ratings. 

Not only does it show TV as 
becoming even more desperate, but 
it portrays the couples in a bad 
light. Although the viewer does not 
"see" too much, the couples who 
are participating on this show will 
most likely let the worid watch 
them cheat on their partners. They 
obviously do not respect them- 
selves and their relationships. 

TV will stop at aoth'mg to raise 
their precious ratings. Notliing can 
get in the way of them, not even 


at ^^ 

Letters to the editor 

Dear Ms. Lind. 

Though I normally appreciate 
your sense of humor and your will- 
ingness to contribute to the school 
newspaper, your article in the Janu- 
ary 18 issue of the Accent prompts 
me to respond. I found your deifica- 
tion of the arson attack in Talge as 
an act of protest a bit offensive. If it 
is truly your purpose to "cause... 
anarchy" then I suppose that is a 
good start. 

But the real reason I decided to 
write was in response to the com- 
ments about how antiquated you 
perceive SAD to be and the "subtle 
dissatisfaction" of "that underbelly 
of unhappy people." The reasons 
given for these attitudes were: the 
dean's disciplinary techniques, 
required church attendance, cur- 
few, and whatever rules are keeping 
the students from their "freedom." 

Permit me to share my view- 
point Those rules are the reason I 

Dear Editor. 

A recent Southern Accent edito- 
rial raised some questions about the 
need for a sculpture at Southern. 

I would like to take the opportu- 
nity to point out some of the rea- 
sons we have decided to place a 
sculpture on campus. 

A sculpture is a means of telling 
a story, in this case, a Biblical story. 
The Utle of the sculpture will be 
"Passing the Mantle", and the art- 
work will portray the story of Elijah 
passing the mantle to Elisha (2 
Kings 2:11-14). The symbolism in 
tlie sculpture is at the heart of what 
we do here at Southern, transfer 
knowledge from the older genera- 
tion to the younger. 

Secondly, a sculpture should add 
depth to an already beautiful cam- 
pus. CarehiHy taken into account 
-K^.^'i^.su'-rounding buildings, pil- 

choose to attend SAU. Regarding 
discipline: It is my observation that 
many of those students who com- 
plain about the disciplinary policies 
upheld by this school give evidence ' 
they can't handle the freedom they 
currently have. 

I guess I share what you read to 
be Southern's attitude towards this 
dissatisfaction: "If you don't like it, 
leave." 1 found your statement that 
"many do" slightly incongruous in 
light of the front page article about 
record enrollment 

You stated in your article, "this 
column won't change anything." I 
disagree. I ran across this state- 
ment about similar complaints from 
students which occurred at a simi- 
lar college a long time ago. Noth- 
ing's really new. But perhaps we can 
learn from the past... 

They would do well to consider 
that there are two sides to the story, 
but instead, they allow these gar- 

bled reports to build up a barrier! 
between them and the Collegtl 
They then begin to express feai^J 
questionings, and suspicions ii 
regard to the way the College i 
conducted. Such an influence d 
great harm. The words of dissatii| 
faction spread like a contagious di! 
ease, and the impression i 
upon minds is hard to efface," 

I sincerely hope that the dissalBj 
faction expressed by a minority i| 
the students will never be 
changing anything or ' 
down the old walls of this instiB| 
tion." Though I do wish all who ar 
truly unhappy with Southern w ' 
find their happiness somewha^ 
else. 1 really hope you'll ( 

lars. trees, etc., so that the size of 
the sculphire will be appropriate for 
its setting. Furthermore, we believe 
the Biblical characters depicted in 
the artwork will do much to 
enhance the spiritual atmosphere of 
our campus. 

Thirdly, a sculpture will create a 
positive interest spot on campus. 
Much like the Garden of Prayer is a 
place for prayer and meditation, we 
hope the sculpture wiU become a 
central spot for students to meet 
and socialize. We also hope the 
sculpture will raise artistic aware- 

The School of Visual Art and 
Design is becoming a major part of 
this mstilution and in light of Uiat 
fact it is appropriate to have more 
pieces of art on campus. I believe 
that the most important factor is 
tliat the finances for such a project 

come from donations made sffic 
for the sculphire, by indivim 
who firmly believe m the proj 
This money would not be doi 
to Southern for any other pui 

Equally impressive '^ ^ , u 
that the artwork will be crafte^J 
Wayne Hazen, Dean of the 
of Visual Art and Design, along^^ 
some of his students. This c 
unique opportunity for students! 
participate in a real-life project'^ 
will impact Southern for y^^J^ 
come. A plaque giving the F" 
account of the passing of the ^ 
will be placed near the sculfw 
We firmly believe it to be in the "] 
interest of this institution, as '■ 
ultimately enhance ol 

■ TlKirs'l.'>..I'i 


The SoiUlicrii Accent • 9 

The parking lot Let's get acquainted • 

Ailiiw me to take you back in 
le. I'm clipping along on 1-75. sit- 
2 bf liind the wheel of my cabrio- 
irlie. with my perfect driving 
1 my back pocket. 
X hours form home and six 
m Christmas 
1 making good time, through 
s than two hours. Then 
»d, what's that I see? A sea of 
^ lights. 

., no!" I yell to the invisi- 

in my passenger seat. 

c brings me to tears. I hate it! 

Quickly execute a lane change. 

ticket to the fast lane 

fe," I say to myself this time, 

but this change is to 

My speedometer 
fluctuates between 
and 10-mph. My foot 
dances between gas 
HEATHER and brake, gas and 
FLYNT brake, leading me to 

further frustration. 
I "1 just want to get 
home." I whine demandingly. But 
with Karlie now at a complete stop I 
n not getting there any- 
. My foot get tired of 
1 the brake so I slam the 
gear shaft into park. I have a feeling 
e going to be here a while, 
t's probably construction.' I 
think to myself as I exercise my 
frown. And then some movement 
jhead catches my attention. 

If s a helicopter. It land about 500 
rards in front of the huddled mass 
.. Oh. So this is the cause of 
he block up. A car accident My 
leart speeds up. It always does 
ffhen there is something of excite- 
ment near by 

I just sit dumbly in my car for 
2veral minutes thinking about 
what actions are transpiring up 
^ead and how long I will have to sit 
here. I want to see it. I wonder who 
5 involved and the extent of the 
injuries. It must be a bad one if the 
medivac helicopter has to be flown 

Slowly the people around me 
5tarl shutting off their engines and 
getting out of their vehicles. My 

i behind i 

:ar. We together get i,„. „.^ ^^ . .^ 
"alkdown the highway. 

It is a bit strange walking dovra 
he middle of a four-lane interstate 
n which the speed limit is 70-mph 
ind now we as well as others are 
sauntering amongst all of the vehi- 
:Ies. This highway that carries so 
■nany cars each day is now nothing 
;)ut a huge parking loL 
^ Jeni and I look at each other with 
.'look of anguish. 

"I really need to go to the bath- 
-■oom." she says sheepishly. 
- "I know. Me too." I say in 

', Here we are in the middle of a 
,treai interstate and we aren't going 
:'nywhere. But we gotta go some- 
J/nen if you know what I mean. A 
nought comes to me. I see these 
.ruys on top of their motor home 
■,^ to get a better look at the 
<r ^ *e come up?" I audacious- 

der and take in tlie scene. Even 
from this elevated viewpoint we 
can't see much, just the flashing 
lights of the emergency vehicles. 

"Do you guys have a bathroom 
in there?" Jeni boldly asks. 

"Sho do." the younger guy says. 

Just what we wanted to hear. So 
we all embark into the well-traveled- 
in motor home and Jeni and I have 
the pleasure of using the ever ele- 
gant (kidding) , yet extremely 
cramped (serious) bathroom. 
Despite the uncleanness of the 
motor home's surroundings we are 
thankful to be able to use the rest- 

We thank tlie three c 
workers from Valdosta, Georgia 
and make our way back toward our 
cars, f find a trucker with his win- 
dow down and ask for a report on 
what is happening ahead. 

"So how long is the wait?" I ask 
"It sounds like it will be an hour 

I roll my eyes at the news but 
then the trucker says something 
that surprises me an makes me 

"For the next hour we'll be sit- 
ting here thanking God to we are 
still alive, while someone up there 
struggles for theirs." 

Man is he right I didn't think of 
it that way. It was just a roadblock to 
me before some trucker opens my 
eyes to a new reality. I sit on the 
side of the road vnth my cousin and 
we talk about what life has brought 
in the past few weeks. We are so 
thankful exams are over and we are 
finally on our way home. 

It is indeed an hour before we 
get back in our cars and traffic 
starts to creep toward the twisted 
metal in front of us. I get a glimpse 
of one of the vehicles in the acci- 
dent It appears to have been a Ford 
Explorer, but at this point it is hard 
to tell. It looks more like a Dodge 
Neon because it has been so 
smashed in. The sight of tlie vehicle 
makes me gasp. 

'iTow could anyone live through 
that,' I think to myself. 

We 2 

t last c 

again after close to two hours of 
waiting. But you know what? The 
wait really was no big deal com- 
pared to the alternative. The Christ- 
mas holiday will be severely altered 
for the family of those involved. 

So I'll quit my grumbling about 
the holiday rush, the holiday spend- 
ing and the holiday traffic. I'll be 
thankfiil. I will. HI ring in the New 
Year vrith extra special glee. Not 
because of anything out of the ordi- 
nary but just because I have sur- 
vived another year. And 1 have had 
fun doing it It's not merely survival, 
it's living. 

I am on my way home; getting 
closer with every mile. I will admit 
my speed has dropped just a little 
for safety's sake. I am thankful for a 
car that gets me home and I tell her 
so as she speeds southward. What 
difference does it really make if I 
get there at 10:00 p.m. vs. 8:00? Not 
much when all is considered. 

Hello, fellow students of South- 
ern Adventist University. I am your 
voice. I am what allows you to get 
your point across when you have a 

n concern or opinion 
about something 
that affects your 
everyday life. 
I will not be sup- 
FERN pressed or silenced, 

ILLIDGE ^^ ^ ^'" ^'"'^^ ^°^ 

sides of the subject 

to satisfy the right 
side. I have made it my duty to see 
what everyone sees, think what 
everyone is thinking, but say the 
things that they wll not. 

I am your roommate, your neigh- 
bor, your classmate, your R.A, your 
peer, your rival; I am you. In each 
and every one of you is that voice; it 
is your heart and it tells you when 
something is not right or proper. 
You mil think it-1 will say it. 

Do we not have that right? This 
is the university in which you attend 
and give your monies to. You pay 
for the facilities in which you live, 
the classes that you attend, and the 
activities of which you are a part. 

When someone (whether it is a 
faculty member or anotlier one of 
your peers) does sometliing that 
you do not agree with, or even when 
you do agree and applaud, it is your 
right to be able to say it 

The saying goes, "you have a 
right to your own opinion", and the 
law says you have the "freedom of 
speech." Without abusing that free- 
dom, I have decided to use it to tlie 
advantage of you. my fellow peers. 
this university, and myself. 

Myself being one of you. I am a 
senior. History major, from all over, 
who grew up with her own mind 
and a lot of opinions. My moutli 
would always get me in trouble until 
I learned how to speak with my 
mind, and not only my heart 

My mother always used to tell 
me, think before you speak. I have 
learned that as well. Do not get me 
\vrong, it was a hard lesson to learn, 
but I have passed the class and now 
I am ready to approach life with a 
tactful voice. 

Tlie only thing I do not agree 
with is letting someone dictate to 
you who you should be. and where 
you should be going. 

God made us all with a different 
mind. He made us all with a differ- 
ent heart, and a different body. He 
was fair and just in that He allowed 
us to make our decisions and liye 

All He asks is that we love Him, 
frust Him, and stay close to Him at 
all times. We should be so lucky. 

Despite what others may t^ll 
you, this is not a dictatorship or 
communist community in which We 

Eyes and ears I 

Causing causual (and musical) anarchy \ 

tance, you would like 
to know the number 
of Papa John's pizza. 

your room, pick up 
your phone, dial 8, 
and then press 1- 
411. This number 
has always worked, 

Hmm... nothing. 
You hang up and dial again. 

You hang up and dial 8, then 411 
(maybe they've changed it. you 
think). Nothing! 

So. Information Systems, why 
doesn't 411 work? 

"Well, we cut off that service." a 
(do any men work 

use different phone services." \ 
So. Information Systems. isJ 
there ANY way to dial 411 free any- 
where within campus? 

There you have it Admittedly, , 
411 is the lazy man's answer to los- 
ing a telephone book (of which the 
dorms stock plenty, not to mention ' 
that postmodernish gathering of 
unused Yellow Pages in Wright 
Hall). Still. Still. Of all the things 
that students can be lazy at, phon- 
ing should be one of them. Bring 
back 411. 

Now I've crowed about that 
So, what happened to The Big 
Three? Well, you heard it here first 
the infamous guitarist Jerry Was- 
mer has left. Why, Jerry, why? The 
sexified smoothness of The Big 
Three has been ravaged. more 
memorable Thursday nights at 

at Information Systems?), "because Rhythm and Brews? 
every time a student dialed 411, it 
would cost the school 50 cents." 

Hmm. So. Information Systems, 
why is it free to dial 411 from a tele- 
phone booth, then? 

"Well, I don't know." she says (at 
least she's honest). "Maybe they 

We'll s 

■ Sottja Bleu Lind is an editori- 
al columnist. She can be reached at 

"Sho. Come awn up " one of the " ^^^'«'' ^y' " ^ «'"'"' ""^ 

^ says in the thickest of south- communications major jrom Flon- 

™ accents. da. She can be readied at 

So v-e climb up the rickety laS- 

Want to write for the 

opinion pages? Email 

or caU 238-2721. 

are a part We are a part so we 
should take part. That includes 
voicing your opinion and giving oth- 
ers a choice as to whether, or not 
they will agree, disagree, or agree 
to disagree. 

I feel very strongly about this 
and I have been given a chance to 
help. We are to utilize our talents 
that were generously given to us by 
God-these are what give us our dif- 
ferent personalities and ideas. 

My talent, among others, is writ- 
ing. I do it to the best of my ability, 
and I do it to help those who cannot 
This article is the first of a series to 
go out tliis semester. No testimony, 
no controversy, not this time. This 
is my introduction, a way to aquaint 
myself with you. Now you know 
diat I am out here, that you have a 
representative-a voice-so what are 
you going to do witli it? That my 
friend, is your choice. 

Please feel free to email me at with 
any concerns you may have. Tlie 
only thing I ask of you is that you 
make them legitimate and tiiat you 
feel strongly about them. I will try 
to work them into a column so tliat 
others may think about them, as 
well. Thank you for your part 

■ Fern Illidge is a junior history 
major jrom Georgia. She can be 
reached at purplepassion2?@hot- 

Trusting someone 

In the sunshine her colorful 
wings sparkle. She looks full of life 
and excitement. From a distance 

the rip in her wing is 

~^P|^t~~] not noticeable. She 
^FT^ always remembers 
B^ *'H that if she stays far 
^LS'jm enough away then 
JfrTA no one will see that 
been hurt. 

feel pain every time she moves any- 
more. She wants to fly again but 
she fears being torn apart. 

Let the past go, learn to frust 
', again. 

'■ "What would make you happy" 
'■ he said. She just sat there. He did 
\ not realize that if she answered that 
\ question she would be letting her 
secret escape. The secret she has 
i worked so hard to hide. She simply 
said if only people didn't lie. She 
•wondered if he really understood 
all she was saying by that one sim- 
ple comment 

She said: If people didn't lie. 
What she meant: I want a love I / 

She walked into the room with 
tears sfreaming down her face. She 
wanted to hide but she had no 
where to go. Fear shot through her 
when she saw him sitting there. 
Only a short moment went by when 
he noticed her crying. The more 
she tried to stop the harder she 
cried. If only she could be invisible 
she thought to herself. She plopped 
down on the sofa and burred her 
face in die blanket Just when she 
tliought he had left her alone, she 
felt his arms reach out to hold her. 

Learning how to trust 

Amber is a junior sociology major 
from Virginia. 

lO'TheSoutlicra Acccni 

The everlasting break 

on U,e nigh, ba* fro. break, . ^^ LC^^^fot^n « Id 


j^bezprayer expands 
across to Colorado 

Tliursday, January 25, 'ift. 

couldn'l help noticing an older 
pie in the next isle. They made 

.._„uer where they had gone for 
the holidays. No matter what excur- 
sion they had been on, they were 
inly lost in each other's pres- 

bronght a 
pleasant atmosphere 
to our corner ot the 
crowded jet. He 
seemed like he was 
on cloud nine with 

don't see often during the week and 
maybe even get out in nature. 

But if Sabbath feels like God has 

just called -time-out" on a frenzied 

j„jj rat race, you may be misiiing the 

The stewardess point behind the Sabbath break 
passed by with Sabbadi is a celebraUon of an 
refreshments. "It's everiasting break that bc'San the 
our anniversary," day you accepted ChnsL Sabba h 
the man informed commemorates what Cbnst s death 
her. He had the on the cross irteans for us m day-t<> 
giddy excitement day living and eternity. It means tie 
of a teenager in has done it all. He created us w,th 
] no help from us. It 

J ^ J. we accept Him, He 

••■'^'qf Sabbath feels like -^Srfr« 
God has just called ^]:^^Z 
"time-out" on a fren- h™ lo w 

II IS eas 

zied rat race, you 

may be missing the 

point behind the 

Sabbath break.." 

home church. 

1 wanted to present it like they 
did here, yet I realized that each 
.church has different needs 

Accent: How did you focus on 
the needs of your church' 

D.W.: When my dad the pastor 
the church 

kind of 

old I 

caught up in try- 
ing to do things 
ourselves all week 
:int! lo think that 
Sabbiilli is ihf only 
(lay llial we lake a 
break from engi- 
, iniic of - neering our own 

n;irk.-{l by Hves. as he made a crash Jesus died lo carry your bur- 
ih his pre-hotiday exis- dens all week, On Sabbath we set 
(iiLi- frowned with dis- aside 24 hours to focus on what 
;lbyi- paradise, hello real- happened at the cross. You must 
iiihlid. say, "Christ is ruler of my life 

iIm Ii I I 1 ir h lj;i(l for because of Calvary" 
. !; ;; . lilt me he By meditalinK on Christ as cre- 

1 III i,i. I . I. .idiiii was ator and restorer on Sabbalh. we 
till ml. I ni;iiinit toiilu'C- iire ablc lo face the ncw week with a 
great perspective. With His authori- 
ty in mind, it is easier to have a 
peaceful week because you trust 
that Jesus Is in control. Sabbath vrill 
no longer be just a 24-hour sigh of 
relief but a weekly worship party 
that continues throughout eternity 
Osaiah 66:23). 

lie life. 

As he sat there slumped, his dis- 
enchantment uncomfortcd even by 
his beloved wife. I couldn't help 
Ihinking about rest. God has given 
lis the Sabbadi day as our weekly 

But do we leave all our cares of 
Ihe week on Friday evening just to 
pick them back up at sunset Satur- 

At Southern, Sabbath is really 
anticipated. It is a lime when we can 
put the books aside and not worry 

Bv Debbie Battin 

Sta ff Wrtter 

Accent: What are your thoughts 
on the Prayer of Jabez vespers pres- 
entation by Dr. Morris? 

D.W,: God's presence was there. 
Starting with prayer was powerful. I 
had been needing that in my life. 

Accent: Which part of the prayer 
is the most meaningful to you? 

D.W: The part that has been 
special is "Keep me from evil that I 
may not cause pain." His hedge of 
protection is so needed in my life 
We seem to always be hurtmg each 
other whetlier we know it or not 
When relating with friends family 
and even those we don't know it is a 
great blessing for God to keep us 
from hurting them. 

Accent: How has thib prayer 
changed your way of thinking? 

D.W: I'm not used to asking God 
specifically-"Hey, Man bless me, or 
do somediing drastic in my life." 

Accent: In what sense have you 
seen God bless you? 

D.W.: Well, we're always asking 
God to bless our family or bless our ^^^-^ WHHamS iS a fresh- 
day, but this is so much more than . 

that. It goes against normal man theology majOF from 

thought. We're not asking too ColoradO. 
much, because we could not ask 
Him enough. 

Accent: When spiritual revival 
takes place Satan often tries extra 
hard to discourage us. Have you 
experienced this? What has God 
done to help you through the tough 

A few 
good menl 

In order to join the Marines, n 
need to have what it takes! W 
heard first-hand stories of e 
how much it takes. On 
dnU consisted of being di 
m the middle of a few hundij 
miles of swamp with i 
had to find his way c„. „, y™ 
days Another drill consisted J 

■ Dioxi Martinez is a 
from Florida majoring in 
She can be reached at 

Nichole Nordeman to 
perform at vespers 

By Judy Prosser 

says. "'Hiis record (or me is more 
about who God is, as opposed to 

^jjQ [ gj^j jjjg (^j.g^ record was 

Lami)iis Ministries and the Stu- about my struggle in my relation- 
dent Association present ship with the Lord. Tliis record has 
become more about the mysterious, 

Nordeman has released two 
albums wiili Sparrow Records. Her 
' blest album This Mystery is a 
result ol Nurdeman's searching for i^ranched 

the intangibles, the question marks 
about the mystery of our faith that 
we want lo skip sometimes." 

Nordeman's music has a heavy 

piano sound although she has 


not asking hard ques- 
m you be taking a jour- 
answers?" Nordeman 

rary type ( 

album. She will be ( 

vespers at 8:00 p.m. ii 

her second 
n campus tor 
the church. 

D.W: That is true, ever since I 
heard that talk and ever since I ded- 
icated myself to becoming a Jabez 
prayer leader, it has been so tough. 
But God has been here for me, and 
He has been speaking to me 
through people, and through His 
word. I believe that God has to dis- 
cipline us. I think sometimes we go 
through little "storms" in our lives, 
because God is preparing us for a 
much bigger storm. 

Accent: While you were home 
for Thanksgiving God expanded 
your territory. Tell me about that 

D.W.: I had just gotten home, my 
family and I were getting ready for 
bed, and for some reason we all sat 
down at the dining room table. I 
said, " I've got something I have to 
share with you guys." I told them 
what I could remember from the 
sermon by Dr. Morris, and I shared 
the miracles Td heard about so far. 
Accent: How did your parents 

D.W.: I prayed die prayer for 
them. As I prayed, it was so power- 
ful and moving. With tears, we 
embraced. It was a revival they had 
been needing. We think sometimes 
that the pastor and our parents are 
perfect and don't need spiritual 
encouragement, but they need it as 
much as we do and more. 

Accent: That's not the end. 
right? Wial happened next? 

D.W.: My dad said. "You gotta 
share diis for church." I wasn't plan- 
ning on being involved in church. 
Friday I prepared to share it at my 


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helicopter. The hi 
copter is 4, 

j crashed into i 

water with loci 

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1 ly looking for "ai 

dysfunctional. There were many 
hard feelings between members. 
That I may not cause pain" was 
very relevant I appealed to them to 
give up their hard feelings. I 
focused on unity in the church and 
stopping the controversies. That 
was the most special time. I ended 
up making a call for leaders to dedi- 
cate themselves to meet together, 
and keep the prayer going. Some 
came forward wanting to pray the 
"dangerous" prayer, and afterwards 
many shared vrith me how God had 
convicted their hearts. 

Accent: What is the most awe- 
some part about this experience? 

D.W: One thing comes to mind, 
and that is how God is expanding 
territories through this prayer. To 
see it go from here in little "Happy 
Valley" all the way to Colorado just 
amazes me!!! All the individual lives 
at my church, and those 100 people 
can then share it with their families 
and colleges. It is amazing to me 
how much this will spread it more 
and m5re!! 

Accent: What would you say to 
someone who has not prayed this 
prayer yet? 

D.W: 1 realize that the power is 
not in the words of the prayer. Our 
belief, and faith in what God can do 
allows God to do great things in our 
lives. I would tell someone who has- 
n't prayed diis prayer yet. to look at 
what it's doing on our campus. Peo- 
ple's lives are changing, and big 
diings are happening. Add to the 
prayer, and ask God for increased 
faith. That You would lay 
Your hand on me." 

^^^^^^^ Maybe 
because people perceive r 
like the marines that so many dj 
consider themselves capablejT 
"going." Many of us sound likell 
whining Moses. "B - but, b - buti 
caaan t!" But this attitude r ' ' 
more about our belief in Go 
what we think of ourselves, "^ 
chose the foolish things of i| 
world to shame the 
chose the weak things of die w 
to shame the strong" (1 Corl:S 

In high school, 1 
wanting to buy this really thick.n| 
Nautica jacket. All the cool kidslij 
Polo or some name brand to 
So I begged my Dad for o 
week until he bought this 
coat. It was so puffy you had tof| 
me for five minutes before • 
found my body. 

I thought I needed dial to fil J 
image and style of my 
it never did make up for the injl 
rities I was hiding. In this woi«| 
runway models and movie jo 
there's Uttle room for short, s' 
ordinary kids. 

But I want to tell you s 
completely different than wh^ 
have heard all your life: God fj 
to use your brokenness. Hes< 
"My grace is sufficient for yoii.| 
my power is made perfect m *^ 
ness" (2 Cor 12:9). Each ot > 
like a cracked pot But \vhtn 
put a flame in it, the enerflj 
light shines through Hie < 
'"Not by might nor by power,» 
My Spirit," says the LL] 
Almighty" (Zech 4:6). 

So answer the call. Ju^' \ 
God wants you in His 3^1^; 
us are called. And every c" 
an enabling. God doesni «' 
few good men: He need^ -' 
broken vessels. God dm-^n ^ 
your impressive talent, mat- 
ure, or extensive training I 
wants to use your brokenne^^i 

m Billy Gager is a senior » 
gy /najor/rom Mississippi- 1^' M 
religion editor of the Accetd'^ 
can be reached at bagager^^n 

2 • Tlie Soudiem Accent 


Tlmisday,.I;uiuan- 2,5. 2001 

I^Rv n^^m^H ^^w 


m JACKSON, Miss. — The death of 
Byron De La Beckwith. the convicted 
assassin of civil rights leader Medgar 
Evers, is the "final chapter" of a troubling 
story, Evers' brother said early Monday. 
Beclovith. 80. died Sunday night after he 
was transferred from his jail cell to Uni- 
versity Medical Center. 

■ WASHINGTON — Sen. Phil Gramm. 
R- Texas, with a bipartisan boost from 
Georgia Democratic colleague Zell Miller, 
introduced President Bush's tax plan 
Monday, calling for more than Si trillion in 
tax cuts. Gramm and Miller said the weak- 
ening economy added urgency to the need 
for tax relief, and predicted the 10-year 
plan would win wide approval in the Sen- 
ate. In introducing the bill on the Senate's 
first full working day of the new presiden- 
cy. Gramm, the Senate Banking Commit- 
tee chairman, said he was launching "a 
crusade to see tliis tax cut in its totality 

Islands — U.S. pollution-fighting experts 
are in the Galapagos Islands to help clean 
up a spill from a tanker that has dumped 
about 150.000 gallons of fuel oil into the 
fragile marine environment. The islands. 
600 miles off Ecuador's coast, are famous 
for their giant tortoises and rare species of 
birds and plants. 

■ MANILA, Philippines — Philippine 

president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo set- 
tled into her office with appeals for unity 
Monday as prosecutors said they were 
launching a criminal corruption case into 
her ousted predecessor. Macapagal- 
Arroyo got an immediate boost from the 
stock market, which ended up 18% in the 
first day of trading since Joseph Estrada's 

■ TABA, Egypt — Israeli and Palestinian 
negotiators resumed talks Monday at this 
Red Sea resort, even as Israeli Prime Min- 
ister Ehud Barak said he did not expect 
much from the "peace marathon." In the 
Gaza Strip, an Israeli army tracker was 
wounded when a roadside bomb went off. 
Israel responded by closing the main 
north-south road, cutting the strip in half. 

■ CAIRO, Egypt — Four explosions 
rocked northeastern Tehran on Sunday 
evening, state-run Iranian radio and televi- 
sion reported, as a rebel group claimed it 
had fired rockets at offices of the Islamic 
judiciary There were no reported casual- 
ties from the explosions, witnesses said. 
Television news later reported that tlie 
attack caused no damage. 

■ MEXICO Crry — a reputed drug traf- 
ficking boss has escaped from one of Mex- 
ico's most secure prisons, apparently hid- 
den in a laundry truck with help from 
prison employees, security officials said. 
Joaquin Guzman Loera. 43, escaped 
Puente Grande prison, about 12 miles 
from Guadalajara. The warden of the 
pnson was fired and held for questioning, 
and 33 guards were also questioned. 

■ WOODLAND PARK, Colo. — A van 
used by two Texas prison escapees to flee 
this mountain town was abandoned in a 
niotel parking lot about 20 miles southeast 
"n Colorado Springs. Police surrounded 
Ihe four-story Quality Inn. but there was 
no Sign of the inmates. 


Continued from page 1 

pare Southern to public universities that are 
federally funded, and tiiere is a huge differ- 
ence there. But compared to the other private 
universities students here are actually getting 
a good deal." 


Continued from page 1 

to get rid of." As fer as administration's role in 
SAPAC, Warden said that he hopes South- 
ern's president, Gordon Bietz, will take an 
active role in die project. 

"Kari Shultz [Student Services Director] 
has given us the official nod of approval. I 
think Dr. Bietz should somehow be involved 
with it, he is the leader on campus." 

Transports now 
available through 

Due to a new Tennessee State Law, tiie 
local transportations service previously 
offered by Campus Safely is now available 
through the Transportation Services Depart- 
ment. This change was actually made a few 
months ago, but apparently Campus Safety is 
still receiving quite a few calls from Soutliern 
students requesting the service. 

The change was an "administrative deci- 
sion," said Don Hart, associate director. 

The law that caused this change states 
that anyone accepting money in return for 
transportation must have a special endorse- 
ment on their drivers' license as well as their 
vehicle. Since it was easier for Transporta- 
tion Services to meet these requirements 
than Campus Safety, the administration sim- 
ply gave them the local ti-ansport responsibil- 

Students who need a ride an>'where in the 
Chattanooga area can call the Transportation 
Services Departinent at 238-2716. They take 
students anywhere in the Chattanooga area 
(but not Georgia) Monday-Thursday 
7:30a.m.-5:00p.m.. and Friday 7;30a.m.- 

For Sl5, students can ride to anywhere on 
the east side of town, and S20 will take riders 
to the west side. These are oneway prices 
and are doubled for round trips. 

Transportations Services requests at least 
24 hours notice for rides. Some popular desti- 
nations include Four Corners, Hamilton 
Place Mall, the Chattanooga Metropolitan 
Airport and area hospitals. 

Picture Perfect! 

Minnesota tastes Batman hvu du 
dwarf, but subways inciner.iUd the 

ir\ts Rifssips Mk putrid trailers lights one 
Klnnieh boiirgtois orifice. Mostly obese tick 

CABL to hold party 

CABL (Collegiate Adventists for Better 
living) will sponsoran Almost Anything Goes 
party on Feb. 3. 

TTie nights tiieme will be retro, looking 
back to the golden years of fashion from 
memorable decades of the past. Decades 
revisited vnW include the Swingin' 40's, the 
Greasing 50's. Grooving to the 70's, and Rock- 
ing in die 80's. 

Tlie evening will begin with the voting in 
of the King and Queen of Healthy Living. 
Tliere will be music playing while the differ- 

ent fashion groups gather in their respective 
buildings forjudging, Tlie 40's are to meet in 
Brock Hall, the 50's in Hickman and Ledford 
Halls, the 70's will be in Herrin, Summerour. 
and lies Halls, and the 80's will be in Miller, 
Wood, and Daniels Halls. 

The judges will choose die four best fash- 
ion contestants from each group, those four 
finalists will each receive S25 apiece. 

Tliere will be interactive games, including 
volleyball, Tug-of-War, and Quake. Time 
Warps will also happen throughout the night. 

A fashion show also will be held. Tlie four 
winning contestants from each group will be 
judged to decide who wins the Grand Prize. 

Student Association 
Super Bowl Party 

The Student Association will host its annual 

Super Bowl party Sunday at 6 p.m. in the 
gym. Come to watch the game and eat pizza. 

Inside the Accent 

Campus News 3 

Local News 4 

Opinion 5 

Editorials 6 

Religion 7 

Features 8 

Humor 10 

Sports 12 

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Sevendi-day Adventist Church, or die advertis- 

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Rock Climbing popuiar among students Page 1 1 

I Worl< and play well with others Page iJ 


Thursday, January' 2.5, 200i I 

Number 4 brings the ball up the court 
He throws a head fake, gets the defender 
off balance and cuts hard down the lane. 
The center comes over to help out, but will 
he be in time? 

Number 4 streaks to the basket, leaps 
as high as he can, and lays the ball up. The 
center tries a desperate leap, times the 
jump perfect, and swats the ball back in 
#4's face. 

The crowd goes wild. 

But wait, we hear the most dreaded 
sound on the basketball court The shrill 
screech of the officials whistle. 

Foul? No way, he got all ball. Half the 
players on the court are clapping and 
walking to the ball, and the other half are 
turning an offensive shade ot purple. 

Now that everyone has been to at least 
one intramural basketball game, I'm sure 
that you've seen at least some kind of vari- 
ation on the above situation. 

It's true that tlie official is the least 
loved person on the field of play, but it 
seems that Southern's basketball is a little 
worse than the norm. 

Have youever wondered about the face 
behind the stripes? How does one applj' 
for and learn such a thankless job? What 
kind of brain-dead idiot would ever want 
that kind of abuse? 

Look in the joker, page 115. middle of 
the top row and you'll see one. Yes. even 
me. the most loud mouthed on the court. 
and even worse on the sidelines, am learn- 
ing to be an official. 

Every year the P.E. department offeR 
an officiating class. It is taught by Bob 
Benge, intramural director, and empha- 
sizes not only the science of officiating 
fltnowing and applying the letter of thfi 
law), but also the art of officiating Hooking 
profesional and knowing the spirit of the 

Staff photographer/Brittany Robson 
Derek Nutl, senior physk-»l educulion innjor. uniciutes at basketball intramural game,s TXiesday night. 


Super Bowl, Super Party 

It only comes but once a year and it brings 
mirth and good cheer, and the chance to 
mooch free food and a big screen TV from 
some poor soul who decided to host the high- 
light of the sports year. A Super Bowl Party 

Here are a few tips for both the party 
thrower and the party goer. 

The only thing you need to look for in a 
good Super Bowl party is a TV, food, and 
friends- Then again, who wants to be stuck in 
the basement of Talge with all the single RA's. 

The most important thing is space. For 
most people a dorm room's way too small 
(unless you're Carlos Martinez), so find some 
friends from Collegedale Academy and see if 
their parents will be gone for the weekend, 
but offer to help clean up afterwards, even if it 
is only an offer. Other people to hit up include. 
Work Supervisors - Dennis Schreiner has a 
nice one and a half story cape cod 

Advisors - they feet guilty about not spend- 
ing enough time with you 

We all know that Campus Safety Officers 
are always looking for new friends. 

Now thai you have a place, you need equip- 

ment Keep in mind that not everyone you 
innte will be as rabid a Titans fen as you are 
(oh yeah, they're not in it this year are they). 
In fact, (you may want to sit down for this) 
some people may not even want to watch the 
game. So to be a good host you need a mini- 
mum of two TV^s and some assorted parlor 
games. Rook, Scrabble, and Checkers should 
give you a good starL Along with the assor- 
ment of Diseny vidoes your mom sent you 

For food I suggest Papa Johns (make sure 
you use the student discount), Raphaels (two 
for one), or if all else fails, stop by the SA 
Super Bowl party and pick up your pizza's 

there. Just make sure you get there^^e 

because you know they'll run 

charge five bucks a head you ca 

but remember, every night is la 

let them in free and get them spreaduj^jj 

word about how nice you are ar 

er Hall. A good deed never goes unrew 

and neither does a good Super B°"!J 

One last word, and my prediction t'^ 

year's Super Bowl. 

Super Bo«d 14 

Commercials 27 

School of Religion plans to move Page 4 

I Banquet tickets on sale today Page 5 

Th'iioutJLerit Accent 



Southern's Student Voice Since 1926 

Morns accepts call to Central Calif. 

mrm leaves Southern, accepts senior pastor position at Calimesa Church 

Tliursday, February 1, 2001 

It any competitive sport, boundaries are 
crucial. VVhen you step out of bounds, the bail 
sdown. When you step across the three-point 
line, the basket loses a point. In tennis, be 
ire to keep inside the lines. 

But Dr. Derek Morris does not seem to 
dibik God wants him to play by the worlds' 
rules. Last November, he preached a mes- 
sage challenging us to pray dangerously. His 

I experience testifies that God can give 
dangerous answers. 

Accent; Are you really leaving South- 

Morris: Yes, the rumors are true. Actually, 
It appears that some people on campus knew 
that I was leaving even before I did! We for- 
mally accepted a call on January 8, 2001, to 
serve as the senior pastor of the Calimesa 
church in Southeastern California confer- 
How did you come to die realization 
God was calling you there? 

Thaf s an interesting question. The past 14 
years at Southern have been the happiest 
years of our lives. We have been blessed 
beyond measure. We certainly didn't want to 
leave, and still don't. The process started in 

Super Bowl 
party a success 

SA provides enough pizza 

A crowd of a few hundred watched the 
Ravens hand the Giants a lopsided 34-7 loss 
at the Student Association's Super Bowl 
party on Jan. 28. 

SA Officers, Senators and Service 
Department employees passed out pizza 
and refreshments. Laramie Barber, social 
vice president, ordered 300 pizzas from Lit- 
Ue Caesar's in Ooltewah, and those present 
did express satisfaction with the pizza 
served this year. 

Tve been here three years and I'd say 
this was the best Super Bowl party I've 

--." said SA President David Warden, 
who pointed out that there were several 
slacks of pizza left over. 

What this year's party could not match 

s last year's thrilling Super Bowl. The 
Oiants never really challenged tlie Ravens 
mroughout. and the crowd had significantly 
dmunished by the second half. While there 
was some crowd excitement during the 
game, the loudest applause was saved for 
commercials and for the half-l^me show. 

M <£i!l3."^ "" ^'^ ""'^ ^o™ ^ pop group 
™-a»NC performed with rock icons Aero- 
smith. sophomore psychology major Rich- 
mond Carter stole the show as he danced 
and lip-synched along with Uie songs, to the 
approval of the crowd on hand. 

"I think I was the highlight of the game. 

lidn t care for either team, so I was just 
^ng to get out and have some Am.- Carter 

The shrinking crowd of the second half 
■^" "f *e Ravens domination. 
What a lousy game," said Jason Ileto, 

sophomore physics major. 

Inf-If^.'^ Thomas, post-grad computer 

■Momation systems major agreed. 

It Ithe game] was a bit disappointing " 

T1>omas said, -but there was enough pizzl" 

late October, 2000, when I started praying a 
dangerous prayer found in 1 Chronicles 4:10. 

Many of the shidents are now famUiar with 
Uie prayer of Jabez. Part of the prayer says 
"and enlarge ray territory" That means, 
increase my circle of influence, extend the 
impact of my life and minisfry It was only a 
matter of days after praying that prayer that 1 
received a request to submit a resume for the 
position at Calimesa. 

My initial response was resistance. We 
love it here at Southern. Tlie faculty are won- 
derfiji. The shidents are awesome. But my 
son Jonathan said something that really 
caught my attention. He said, "Dad, you can't 

just stay here because you're here. You have 
to be willing to let God lead." That hit me like 
a ton of bricks. 

Another part of the Jabez prayer says, 
"that Your hand would be witii me." I realized 
Uiat I needed to be willing to let God lead. The 
rest is history We flew out in November and 
December, and made our final decision at the 
beginning of January 

What are some of the best memories 
you have of your years of teaching here at 
Southern over die past 14 years? 

My best memories are the times that I 

See Morris on page 2 

Staff photograptier/Kenzie Eliuk 

A patriotic fan, attending the Student Association's Super Bowl party, stands forthe National Anthem, 

Thursday, February' 1, 



■ NEW DELHI, India — The most pow- 
erful earthquake lo strike India in more 
than half a century shook the subconti- 
nent on Friday at 8:50 a.m, killing 866 peo- 
ple The 7.9 magnitude temblor in western 
Gujarat state shook high-rise buildings 
hundreds of miles away in New Delhi, and 
was even felt in Nepal and Bangladesh. 

■ STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Ericsson, 
the world's third largest mobile phone 
maker, is getting out of the business of 
making phone handsets so it can focus on 
its core business of developing wireless 
technology and network equipment Erics- 
son will continue to sell its own brand of 
phones produced by those plants. 

■ MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Al McGuire, 
the Hall of Fame coach who took his love 
of basketball from the streets of New York 
lo the NCAA championship and the broad- 
cast booth, died Friday He was 72 and 
reportedly had been battling leukemia. 

■ REDMOND, Wash. — Hackers 
blocked access to several Web sites owned 
by Microsoft Corp. on Thursday, just one 
day after the software giant corrected an 
employee's error that caused consumers 
to be blocked from its sites. 

■ WASHINGTON — Tlie Bush adminis- 
tration has announced that it is creating a 
"catalog" of vandalism by Clinton aides. 
While House Spokesman An Fleischer 
said no formal invesliRation is being 
launched and no cost I'slimate has been 
placed on the ilaniage. Fariier this week. 
White House aides found that Ws had 
been removed fn)ni comijuter kcyboiu-ds 
in i! prank aimed at die incoming presi- 
dent's moniker. On Thursday, reports in 
The Wasliington Times and on the 
Drudge Report Internet gossip site sug- 
gested Bush aides were angered by graffi- 

i in bathrooms and severed phone lines. 

I WASHINGTON - I.inda Tripp filed a 
[iwsiiil ;ii^;iiiisl llic ndvermiient 'lliursday, 
ilk-KiMK llir rcMl.iKuM ill.'Kallv leaked to 
ilars anil Slrijirs MiKs|ia|nT liial she was 

Continued from page 1 , ,, ^, 

have seen God work in the lives of the shi- 
dents. For example, if you were at vespers on 
November 17, you'll remember that the Spint 
of the Lord blessed in an amazing way. Stu- 
dents had been praying all week for the out^ 
pouring of the Spirit. Some o my preach ng 
students helped in the development of the 
message. , . i .u^ 

Then we met for 45 minutes before the 
service to pray that God would lead people to 
the meeting. The results were incredible. I 
was honored to be a part of what God was 
doing. That's happened over and over again, 
both in group settings and with individuals. 
I'm so thankful for Uie commiUnent of the 
entire university family to allow God to move 
powerfully m our midst. 

What further involvement with South- 
ern will you have in the fiinu-e? 

I have been asked to team teach a gradu- 
ate class this summer on "Preaching to the 
Secular Mind" with Dr. Dwight Nelson. 1 m 
really excited about tiiat class. Dwight is one 
of our church's leading communicators to 
unchurched people. He's on die cutting edge. 

Defense jiib, IVipp, wlmse tapes ot cniv 
vffsaliuns Willi Miuiica U-wiuskv helped 
lead lo IVesideul Clinton's inipi-aellmenl. 
was fired from her political position on 
Inauguration Day. 

■ JOUBT, III. — A Salvation Army van 
eollideil with a Iraetorlrailer rig m an 
Inlerslale hiulnvav I'ridav. killiiiR 111 peo- 
ple and iujuriuK al lea-il lw„ (illiers. Tlic 
van beUniKed lo llie Salvaliun Army's 
halfway house in Cliiuieu Die er.isli hap- 


I know that 111 learn as much as the students! 

in terms of the future, there's a possibility 
that I may be asked to serve as an adjunct 
flie graduate program o! the 
^hool of Religion at SAU 1 would welcome 
that opportunity because I will always have a 
specirplace in my heart for SAU. believe m 
tiie mission of the unh-ersity and I believe in 

How can we as your school and 
church family pray for you and your fam- 
ily as you adjust to God's work? 

Well, my first assignment is to cornplete a 
Sabbatii School quarterly. 1 would re* 
appreciate flie prayers of the stiidents lor that 
project I'm working wifli a May 1, 2001, dead- 
line for the manuscripL The quarterly will not 
be published until the second quarter of 2004, 
but it has to go a worid reading committee 
and be tiimslated into many different lan- 
guages. I consider it a great privilege to be 
involved in such a sacred work. Every day as 
1 sit as my computer, 1 tiiink of the believer"! 
in Los Angeles and New Guinea and Uganda. 
The Sabbatii School quarterly has a tremen- 
dous impact on ttie world church. 

In terms of my futiire mmistry, just pray 
for our church family at Calimesa. They are 
an awesome church family. There are about 

1200 members, and the potential forgroftflj 
incredible. The webmaster of tiie church » J 
site is already planning to have all of n 
mens available on the web. That mea 
are not just speaking to a group in Califo,! 
We are speaking to the whole worid. Thaf J 
awesome privilege. American Cassette \rj 
isti-ies will continue to carry my sermons J 
seminars. Currentiy, the sermon "Prayiopf 
Dangerous Prayer" is their featiired t» 
Every time that goes out, it extends the to 
isti-y of tile stijdents at Soutiiern. That » 
your sermon. It happened as a result of yj 
prayers. Only eternity will reveal the fi 
impact of these wonderful movings of G 

Dr. Morris' experience demonsb^tes 
God doesn't want us to play "in bouim 
Christianity. Our worldly natiire loves to r^ 
it safe and never to hope too high or esa 
tiie unusual. But are you willing to prayila 
gerously and expect dangerous answeis? ] 

"Now to him who is able to do imn 
ably more than all we ask or imagine. l™,_ 
ing to his power that is at work within u^l 
Him be glory in the church and in '^ 
Jesus throughout all generations, for e 
ever! Amen" fEph 3:20-21). 

from its inUTsri-liun w 

li Inl.'islate 80, 

Slate police said. Sii.iw lalliiiK, but 

there was no word if llui 

had contributed 

lo the crash. 

■ HELSINKI, Finland - Nokia, the I 

world's hrnesl cell |)hoii 

■ luaker. posted a 

41% increase in i.n.rn It. 

llie loiirlh qiiar- 

Ut. lRVdl)vomlinii<'( 

sliiiiiy; sriiwih in 

handsel sales, but it sa 

1 wrowlh niav be 

slower than exiieeteJ ii 

the lirsl quarter. 

But the conipanv was in 

re cautious about 

the near future, sayiuy i 

sees first quarter 

sales growth of betwee 

1 25% and HIVV, — 

slower than ex|jeeled. 

After 14 years of teaching in Southern 
Adventist University's School of Religion, 
Dr. Derek Morris has announced his depar- 
ture after this school year so that he may 
pastor again in California. When he leaves, 
he will leave behind many students who 
have great memories of him as a teacher 
and as a person. 

Students studying in the School of Reli- 
gion got to know Dr. Morris and expressed 
great appreciation for his teachings. 

"It's a tremendous loss to the School of 
Religion. He's very uplifting, and the 
church he's going lo is a very blessed group 
of people," said Manuel Vela, sophomore 
theology major, 

Becky Seeley, sophomore archaeolog>' 
major, added, "His class never fell like an 
academic experience. It always felt more 
like worship." 

Laramie Barber, junior theology major, 
said ttiat Morris had inspired him, and that 
he should be an inspiration to others. 

"Dr. Mortis, to me, is like a light from 
God this campus has enjoyed," Barber said. 
"Wlien he leaves we're going to miss that. 
But Dr. Morris is a human being like us. 
and we can all, through faith in God, be as 
much of a light as he is." 

Morris's effect on students oulside of 
the School of Religion was no less profound. 
"You could tell he had a strong interest 
in you as a person, and not just as a stu- 
dent." said Eliziibeth Santa Cruz, freshman 
nursing major. 

Kristin Bolton, freshman music major, 

added. "He was really down to Eartli. His 

class taught that you could have a personal 

relationship with God. He was awesome." 

Some students were surprised lo hear 

Contributed pholj 

Derek Morris, who has taught at Southern for 14 years, will be leaving to belt 
senior pastor at Calimesa Church in California. 

the news that Morris was leaving. 

"He's leaving? I loved that man," said 
Tanya Sabo, sophomore psychology major. 

Upon hearing the news. Jimmy Rhodes, 

senior advertising major, offered up his 

. of the Dr. Morris he knew. 

"His class was the only one I've ever 

"It's going to be hard for Southern J 
replace him. But he's doing God's 
elsewhere," said Zane Yi, assistant t^hapW 

Gordon Bietz. Southern's 

been in where on the last day of school the added. 'There's no teacher on campus 

stutlents clapped for the teacher." Rhodes 
said. "He was definitely one of Southern's 

the siudeo' 

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~ Thursday, February 1, 2001 


The Southern Accent • 3 

Nuclear scientist 
unjustly accused? 

Tiile cleaning out my desk 
_| last Sunday, I ran across sev- 
' oal old news articles concerning 
the supposed theft of nuclear 
secrets from the Los Alamos, 
- New Mexico, government 
^ nuclear laboratories a few years 

■ so-called thief was a Tai- 
? scientist by the name of 
Dr. Wen Ho Lee. and the United 

■ States government went to great 

■ lengths to convict him. 

The Dr. Wen Ho Lee case rais- 

ns about Ameri- 
1 impressions of 
ians as foreign- 
; in this country. 
The United 
:es government 
as willing to 
nprison a man 
ssentially in soli- 
iry confinement 
)r nine months, 
unfezed by the fact they had no 
ewdence to justify his incarcera- 

After three years of FBI inves- 
tigation, they could not even piece 
r enough evidence to con- 
vict Lee as a spy, because he sim- 
ply was not. 

With one newspaper article 
and little evidence of espionage, 
The New York Times turned Lee 
"perpetual foreigner" and 
ruined the reputation of an inno- 
centman. Taking the paper's lead. 
Americans across the country 
wrongly branded the Taiwanese 
sdentist as a spy. 

It didn'l matter that he was a 
naturalized citizen, that he spoke 
English or was educated in the 
United States. What mattered was 
that he spoke Mandarin at home. 
3t born in America, spoke 
h with an accent and looked 
"dlHiBrenL" That earned him the 
title of "foreigner." 

Ijimping Asians together as a 
whole dangerously generalizes a 
community of varied cultures and 

One of the most ridiculous 
facts about this case is that 
because Lee is Taiwanese, he 
does not have a personal tie to 
mainland China. He is not even 
from the People's Republic of 
China, the very country that the 
United States government 
accused him of leaking secrets to. 
Taiwanese spying for China 
would be akin to a South Korean 
spymg for North Korea. 

t telling evidence that . 
the government just had no case 
for espionage against Lee is that, 
of 016 59 counts he was charged 
Wth, not one had to do with being 

The one count that he admit- 
ted to-and never denied— was 
TOproper downloading of docu- 
mwils to an insecure computer. 

Ironically this is an action that 
former CIA Director John Deutch 
nwiself is gunty of. yet he remains 

unprosecuted and just recently 
pardoned by former President 
Bill Clinton. 

Lee's case is just one in a long 
line of examples of Asians contin- 
uously treated like they do not 
belong here. 

When approaching someone 
of Asian heritage, people con- 
stantly ask, "Where are you 

If the Asian responds. "Boston 
or New York or Seattle," the ques- 
tion is asked again: "No, where 
are you really from?" 

The Asian is expected to 
respond with "China. Taiwan, 
japan, Korea or Vietnam", or a 
host of other Asian countries. 
Asian-Americans might be born 
in America; Asian-Americans 
might have never even stepped 
foot in Asia; but still people are 
not satisfied until Asian-Ameri- 
cans tell them which country 
their ancestors came from. On the 
other hand, people of European 
descent are rarely asked from 
which country their ancestors 
emigrated immediately after they 

While these questions may 
reflect curiosity and not prejudice. 
they expose inclinations to define 
members of a group solely by 
race. Asian-Americans treasure 
their cultural history, but the 
automatic assumptioii that they 
are not from this counfry is a 
symptom of viewing Asian-Ameri- 
cans as perpetual foreigners — 
always Asian but never fully 

This "perpetual foreigner" 
stereotype is equally dangerous 
to the "model minority" stereo- 
type of Asian-Americans. While 
such a generalization may be a 
positive reflection on the Asian- 
American community, assump- 
tions about a large group — 
whether good or bad — do not 
stand as universally true. The 
actions of some individuals within 
a group cannot come to represent 
the identity of the whole. Asian- 
Americans do not have an inborn 
advantage, just as they are not all 
born in foreign countries. 

The implications and the out- 
comes of Lee's case have far- 
reaching consequences that go 
beyond the Asian-American com- 
munity. The use of ethnicity as a 
basis for connecting a person with 
a crime concerns not only Asian 
groups. Rather, this case should 
be a warning to all Americans. 

Lee should not have had to 
spend nuie months in jail for a 
crime the government had no evi- 
dence of him committing. Federal 
Judge James Parker's apology 
was correct when he condemned 
the government for having 
"embjtrrassed this entire nation" 
with their treatment of Lee. 

■ Dave Leonard is a senior 
from North Carolina majoring in 
public relations. He is the Accent's 
news columnist. 

Health services offers 
medical services 

Southern Adventist University 
students with medical needs are 
utilizing Health Services to provide 
necessary treatments through vis- 
its to the clinic. 

Although students have come to 
know Health Services as a time 
consuming stop in the registration 
process, many students end up 
under the care of Sylvia Hyde, the 
family nurse practitioner who 
directs tlie department 

This year, a new system was 
used to avoid long lines at regisfra- 
tion and the process was consider- 
ably faster than in previous years. 

According to Hyde, this was a 
fairly mild year for sicknesses 
around Southern. She reports that 
there have been a few viruses this 
year but nothing unusual. 

"Overall we're doing very well." 
she says. "Our main focus is edu- 
cating people to do things that keep 
themselves well." 

She suggests that 8-10 glasses of 
water consumed daily, combined 
with regular hours of sleep and 30 

Staff photographer/Brittany Robson 
Sylvia Hyde, director of Health Services, takes the blood pressure 
of Rachael Hennlein, a student nurse. 

I of I 

week can offset many 
sicknesses that end up sending 
patients to her office, 

"On a typical day we end up see- 
ing 20 to 30 students. So far this 
month we have had 237 individuals 
in the clinic for some reason." 

Healdi Services deals with just 
about any kind of illness or medical 
problem and can provide carry- 
over coverage for students with 
previous medical problems. 

Requirements for treatment at 
Health Services include the student 
taking at least six hours of classes, 
living in a residence hall or student 
housing, and having a current 
health insurance policy 

Depending on the service pro- 
vided, the visit could be free. 
Minor illnesses or injuries, bandag- 
es and blood pressure checks, as 
well as crutches, heating pads and 
slings are all available to students 
at no cost. Extended procedures 

such as lab tests, physical ex 
gynecological exams, visits requir- 
ing a prescription, immunizatioi 
medications and doctor visits < 
based on a fee. These charges c 
be placed on the student's accou 

Besides Hyde, there are two 
live-in student registered nu 
that alternate being on-call during 
evenings, nights and weekends for 
emergencies. A physician is also 
available during pre-arranged 

Search underway for next 
year's student editors 

Deadline to file applications is today 

Students who wish to be next 
year's campus editors and produc- 
ers should file applications by Fri- 
day, February 2. 

The student media positions 
include; Joker editor. Accent editor. 
Southern Memories editor and the 
Festival Studios producer, who pro- 
duces the annual Strawberry Festi- 
val in April. 

After Friday, the Student Media 
Board will examine each applicant's 
qualifications and appoint student 
editors for next year. 

The 13-member Media Board 
consists of this year's student publi- 
cation editors/producer, their 
respective advisers, the Student 

Association president and executive 
vice president, a representative of 
the School of Journalism and Com- 
munication and Kari Shultz, direc- 
tor of student life and activities. 

For the last two years, Mandy 
Shearer, junior chemistry major, 
has served as Joker editor. She 
highly recommends the experi- 

"It's a fun and rewarding way to 
get involved at Southern," Shearer 
said. "Ifs a challenging learning 

Memories editor Caria 
Maliernee, senior art major, says 
editing a campus publication can 
help students get that first job out of 

you meet all kinds of people," 
Maliernee said. 

The Media Board's selection 
process requires students to submit 
applications and portfolios by Fri- 
day, February 2. The new editors 
should be announced before Spring 
Break, said Stephen Ruf, a journal- 
ism professor and Student Media 
Board chair 

The application asks students to 
outline their vision for the post they 
are seeking. Board members may 
also call applicants in for personal 
interviews, if they deem it neces- 
sary. Fmally, the board votes for the 
applicant who it believes would do 
the best job. 

Each editor/producer receives a 
stipend that is paid by Student Asso- 

^Professional Cen- 
ter put on hold in 
interest of students 

Land was being cleared and an 
oulside contractor was being con- 
sidered when the building of Park 
Place Professional Center next to 
the Collegedale Credit Union was 
put on hold. 

Because of the increase in 
enrollment this year and the lack of 
student housing, Southern has 
decided to put all efforts towards 
expanding Southern Village and 
Talge Hall. 

That's the driving— housing 
students,*'said Marly Hamilton, 
director of leaseholds, 





. ., ,„ ijjcLi is looked at as an 

miitiK- |)itssil)ilily," Hamilton Siild. 

When iIk- school decided that a 

ifw building might be a solution l<i 

several problems, plans were drawn 
up. Southern has had a de-^ire for 
some time to relocate Health Ser 
vices out of Tlialcher South freeing 
up 12 dorm rooms. The Profession 
al Center was the perfect bolution 

Tlie building would have been 
financed under what is called debt 
financing." which means that the 
income earned from the building 
would cover all costs. In other 
words the income would carry the 
loan and would be no burden on 
student tuition. 

With the increase in enrollment 
Southern wanted to put the stu- 
dents first. In lieu of not overbur- 
dening the school it was decided in 
September to put the project on 
hold until student-housing 
demands could be met. 

Park Place Professional Center 
has, in the mean time, been put on 
hold for an undetermined amount 
of lime. When the project does start 
up again. Southern will probably 
compifle the project without find- 



In remembrance of Allison Titus 

staff photograptier/Brlttany Robscil 
This bench oulside of the entrance to the first floor of Brock Hall was set up in remembrance of Allisoil 
Titus after her death in 1996 from a rock climbing accident. Every year on Allison's birthday and oil 
the anniversary of her death, friends and family members put flowers on the bench in memory of hn| 

School of Religion 
plans to move 

Religion professors plan for 
life in Hackman Hall 

Collegedale residents to votel 
on commissioners, sales tax[ 

Bv Kristen Snvman 

behind Wright Hall, it was once the 
science building until the Hickman 
Sci. iiif C<-nliT w:is bulll. Recently, 

iil.iii Ii.iu ■ i.ii r, ,1 im ,;i.i underway 

raiely need the space 
■ly much looking for- 
llicre," Clouxel said. 

lo«ic-..l,.knK,.. ll,,U .Mil L. ,n,ul. 
possibl.' ,iu.. lu irluumn.L:, .bison 
feels that it will be a very woi th- 

Miller Hall lacks adequate 
office, classroom, and lobby space 
for the School of IMigion to be able 

iv.m H;ill, niese artifacts 
>iily be used for teaching 
iiut also will be on display 


Aoi-ordinf' i.i Dr Honn Uather- 
nian. Ilic'v ran mu al uflice apace 
HL2 years ago. One st^Ti-tary and 
one teacher had lo hv displaci-d to 
Daniel's Hall. Haikiiian Ibill will 
provide just enough space for reli- 
gion majors and faculty to feel al 

Currently, about 75% of religion 
classes are taught in other build- 
ings. Hackman Hall will offer three 
limes as much space as Miller Hall. 

Hackman Hall is no stranger lo 
this campus. Located directly 

feaUires they plan lo 
have include five new classrooms, 
an evangelistic learning center, a 
museum laboratory, a prayer room, 
a religion library, an elevator, a stu- 
dent lounge, and a faculty lounge. 

Both the faculty and Ihe stu- 
dents eagerly anticipate the day 
when they will be in Hackman Hall. 
Altlnuigh not happening* immedi- 
ately, ii will prove to be a big 
improvemeal for the School of Reli- 

"We will not be as effective as 
we need to be until we can move 
in," CInu/el sjiid. 

Seven people filed petitions to 
. run for one of the three open seats 
on Collegedale's City Commission 
on March 13 by Uie Jan. 21 dead- 
Mayor Preston Jones. Vice 
Mayor David Magoon and Com- 
missioner Bert Coolidge are seek- 
ing re-election to new four-year 
liTiiis. Seeking election for the first 
iiiii' .11' r<I 1 .mib, Tim Johnson, 
' ■' '■ ' ■ ■ I James Ashlock. 

Mi'Tc valuable after 
"III 1' I (II ■>! I \|H'rience." Coolidge 

Coolidge. a professor In the 
school of business and manage- 
ment al SouUiern Advendst Univer- 
sity, said he would like to continue 
improvements in the sewer pro- 
gram. He said that if the half-cenl 
sales tax that will be on the March 
13 ballot passes, a large amount of 
the money diat the city will receive 
can be put toward installing sewers 
in Ihe Misty Valley subdivison. 

"Some of these neighborhood 
sewer projects are high up on my 
agenda." Coolidge said. "Tltose are 
things dial the city desperately 

Coolidge also would like to 
expand the Wolftever Creek Green- 

The greenway will run up to 
wliat used lo be called die mini 
park (on .\pison Pike)." he said. "At 
that time you will be able to walk 
from campus all the way down to 
the Oollewah-Collegedale Library 
and City Hall (on the walkway)." 

Coolidge also would like lo help 
maintain the city's financial situa- 

tion, "a have) Skills in the area of 
budgets and expenditures," he 

Magoon, also the treasurer of 
the Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church, said he wants 
things to progress the way that 

"I'd like to finish the greenway 
and other projects we've started." 
Magoon said. "Tlie greenway is the 
biggest tiling I'd like to see fin- 
Ed Lamb, chairman of the social 
work and family studies depart- 
ment at Southern, decided to run 
for a commission seat after serving 
as chairman of the city's zoning 
variances committee. 

"1 think some new blood is 
important from time to time," Lamb 
said. The city is run well, but it's 
good to have some new ideas." 

Lamb is concerned about zon- 
ing issues, especially changing the 
zoning status of property. 

"I think that (the zoning ordi- 
nances) we have should be 
enforced. And I tiiink we should be 
very cautious and careful when we 
address a request to change a cer- 
tain zoning status." Lamb said. 

lamb also says it is important to 
slay in contact with the various 
neighborhood associations and to 
make sure that everyone in the 
community is property represent- 

"I will do my best to stay on top 
of tiiem (the neighborhood associa- 
tions) to let tiiem know that the city 
is concerned witii their concerns 
and make Collegedale a better 
place to live." Lamb said. 

Tim Johnson, who has volun- 
teered within die city for 18 years. 

having spent nine years w 
botii Tri-Community Fire Deps^l 
ment and the Collegedale Polic^ 

"I feel like I know tiie city's [ 
cies and procedures," Johnffl 
said. I 

Johnson, who is employedj 
Cigna Health Care as direclorM 
provider networks, would like I 
see the city continue lo grow. 

"I would like to sef 
way enhanced to incorporatei 
sports type of setting for yoiC 
people to have a place I 
said. "Sometimes we 
enough to keep the intereslj 
young people. If you don't keepil 
young busy, sometimes they gej 
trouble. I've seen enough of IT 
and 1 want to keep them out o 

Jones. Fuller and Ashlock * 
unable to be reached for coinnK 

Collegedale residents also < 
vote on a half<ent sales tax ontj 
March ballot. The sales ' 
approved, is projected lo 
$208,000 into tiie city. Sal 
would increase from 7 3/4 pei^ 
to 8 1/4 percent . 

■ Tou're already paying the" 
percent sales tax when yo" 
your cloflies at Hamilton n*i 
said Bill Magoon. city manag^ 


I. the ( 

ti will decide ( 

"The passage of diis will 
property tax increases '" 
fiitiire." Magoon said. 

Vtis is a combination "/"^ 
ries that originally ran in 
tanooga Times Free Press o 
and Jan. 30. 

ThuRday, Februarj' 1, 2001 


The Southern Accent ' 

Wherever students go, they fill out forms 

Staff photographer/Brittany Robson 
Kfrsten Carlson, freshman biology major, fills out a form at Health Services before she sees a nurse. 

Banquet tickets on 
sale today at SA office 


St-vident Association will 
lickets for the Valen- 
. 'I today. Tickets will 
cost SI5 each. 

This year's event is to take place 
at flie Chattanooga Choo Choo. 
Holiday Inn's. Imperial ballroom on 
Feb. 11. Doors will open at 5:30 
pan. with ciinni-r being served as 

part of the interactive mystery din- 
ner theater, performed by Hamp- 
tons Vaudeville Caf6. 

Items on the menu include veg- 
etarian lasagna, Greek salad, broc- 
coli, garlic bread, tiramasui and 
fruit punch. 

Immediately following the din- 
ner theater music will be per- 
formed by a jazz band. A photogra- 
pher will be available for guests to 
have their portraits taken, with 

package options available to buy. 

Sign-ups for pictures will be 
available at the time of ticket pur- 

For an additional fee, guests 
may enjoy a 15-minute carriage 
ride through historic downtown 

All activities are expected to end 
around 9:30 p.m. Tickets go on 
sale today for $15 per ticket 

SAU Students Only 

Yes it is oniy S5.99 for one 

large one topping pizza from 

ttie best pizza place in town. 

Free Delivery! 

Remember with such a 

discount, tip the Driver! 

Make It v/ofth their while! 

Order In groups for a group 
discount, call for info. 
Delivery Closes at 10 PM 

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Counseling Center 
will help students 

College students on campuses 
such as Southern's face difficulties 
on nianv different levels. Some- 
bmes they don't know how to deal 
with then- problems. This is where 
the Counseling Center can help. 

Located in the Student Center 
on the top floor of Wright Hall, die 
Counseluig Center offers students a 
chance to get help through career 
and perhonal counseling. In addi- 
tion to this students may take a 
vanety of tests, such as psychologi- 
tal academic and pre-professional 
testing Jim Wampler, director, is 
now in his 8th academic year here 
at Southern 

Wampler specializes in career 
and academic counseling. He per- 
sonally meets vrith an average of 27 
btudents per week, not counting the 
number of students he helps 
through group testing. 

Most students who see me 
don t know what they want to major 
m " Wampler said. "Freshmen, 
sophomores juniors, 

say 1 m an Cnglish major and I hate 
English It s generally about uncer- 

Wampler said his purpose is to 
help students succeed. "I'd like to 
dunk that they are more knowl- 
edgeable and better prepared when 
they leave here." he said. 

Wampler said that there is occa- 
sionally some confusion over what 
hibjob actually is. 

Some students think I'm going 
to wave a magic wand and solve all 
their problems," he said. "Well, it 
doesn't work like that. It's about 
learning to help yourself." 

For all the students who are ten- 
tative about seeking his help, 
Wampler wants each of them to 
know thai "when you come into this 

office, it's confidential. Also, testing 
is not something to be feared. It 
gives you information, and it can 
help you to grow. Some think that 
seeking help is a sign of weakness. 
It's not. It's a sign of maturity." 

Midge Dunzweiler, assistant 
director, has been working in the 
Counseling Center for eight years. 
Her specialty is personal counsel- 

"The gift God has given me is 
how to instill hope in a situation. 
There are some things you can't 
change. You can't change your pai 
ents' divorce. But what can you 
learn from the experience?" she 
said. "When I'm seeing a student 
I'm not usually thinking about 
myself, I'm trying to put myself in 
die student's position. Every stu- 
dent has a story, I just b-y to teach 
them another perspective." 

Dunzweiler said that she sees 
about 23 students a week, and she 
fits more in her schedule in case of 
emergency. "I have to roll with the 
flow," she said. 

One of her main focuses, is "to 
make them feel comfortable. The 
me that they see during the first 
meeting is the person they'll see 
every rime. If they don't know what 
to talk about, I'll ask tliem to talk 
about their family tree. I give them 
questions they have answers to", 
she said. 

Dunzweiler encourages anyone 
who has reservations about person- 
al counseling to try it 

'The information we share in 
this office is confidential, unless 
there is a plan to harm someone 
else or their property. In that case I 
am required to break confidentiali- 
ty," she said. "I like working wiUi 
the college age group, it's a transi- 
tion period between leaving your 
parents and becoming your own 
person. It can be confusing. But 
with counseling, it can be easier" 


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Thursday, February 1,^ 

Southern's spotlight on Gary Horinuchi 

<T:>in the Staffs respect after they 

He's got perfect attendance at 
the social events on campus and 
even finds time to show up in class 
on occasion. Thai's something you 
might expect from a lonely student, 
but not a Southern staff member. 

This past summer Gary Hori- 
nouchl look the position of 
Audio/Visuai Coordinator for 
Sfjiilhi-rn, which requires him lo 
supply ncedeil ef|uipmenl foractivi- 
lifs (ill and off campus as well as 
videotape speeches and sermons 
that students must do for class. 

Hdrinouchi grew up and attend- 
ed school in California. In 1988 his 
brother approached him with the 

1 of I 

. Ha 

. Arte; 

much prayer his fiimily packed up 
and moved to the island of Kauai. 

"My parents and grandparents 
had both lived in Hawaii, so HvinK 
there was like living at home," he 

photographer/ Brittany RoiDSon 
his office that shows what 

' ■, . I . r, llu 

i I ' . il.ind. The 
I.: ()|. J! . ■■■..r. fk-slroyed 

1 till' other side suffering 

l(- riamage. 
diird-generation Japan- 

e living classes he must tape for the teachers. 

ese, Horinouchi fell a lltde bit out of 
place when he moved to Calhoun, 
Ga., from Kauai, Hawaii in 1992. 
"I was offered a job at an indus- 

trial plant in Dalton as Director of 
Maintenance and the sentiment 
was, "Who's this Hawaiian taking 
this job!'" he said. He did finally 

gain the staffs respect after they 
got to know him better. 

Horinouchi has depended on 
the Lord for guidance and direction 
in his life. 

■^e took our decisions to the 
Lwd in prayer and followed His 
leading even when it didn't seem at 
the time to be die right decision," 

During a visit to the Southern 
campus in 1994, Horinouchi accept- 
ed a job offer at Plant Services as an 
electrician. He held that position 
until the summer of 2000 when he 
accepted the audio/visual job with 
Campus Safety. 

The trophies lining his office 
shelf testify to the many hours 
spent on the softball fields in Col- 
legedale. and it's not hard to find a 
student who had him as a coach at 
one time. The fast-pitch softball 
team that he led took first place 
during intramurals earlier this year. 
Even though you can tell he wants 
to win, his good attitude is what 
shows most. 

Horinouchi and his family live 
nearby and attend church in Col- 
legedale. His wife since 1973, Mar- 
garet, is a nurse and his two sons, 
Micah and Jason, attend school at 
Southern and CoUegedale Acade- 
my, respectively 

Calendar for 
February 1-5 


Ihursdav 2.1.01 

Ifhaikovsky's Slh 

c'hatl. symphony & opera 


Inily blessed 
hessie siiillli liiill 

singer-sonjiwriter night 

730p disney on ice 

african ball 

african american niuseum 


ashley Cleveland 
amy mccrady 
new city cafe, Itnoxville 
865.544.0100 ($12) 

Chattanooga boat show 
convention & trade center 

730p disney on ice 
mckenzie arena 

Saturday 2.3,01 

wanton dynamos 

five finger funk 

the attic above phal wraps 

big happy dragon ($3) 
new city cafe, Knoxville 

almost anything goes 
sau iles pe center 

sundav 2.4.01 

130 & 5p disney on ice 
mckenzie arena 

chilhowie trail maintenance 
Chattanooga bike club 
lOani meet at ranger station 

chatttinooga boat show 
convention & trade center 

mondav 2.^,m 

the exact center 
of the universe 
at the chatL theatre center 

The Pool Boys: Dying to 
Know Myself 

Dying K. Know MysHf complete- 
ly juslifirs l)ii massive fan-base 

Over the Rhine: Amateur 
Shortwave Radio 

After a short stint on main- 
stream label IRS, Over the Rhine 
has become an underground leg- 
end, meandering the fringes of 
music and developing a fanatical fol 
lowing. "Amateur Shortwave Radio 
is a scrapbook of live cuts and new 
demos commemorating their ten 
years together. The instruments 
are textured and lush, and the 
vocals are lilting and dramaUc cre- 
ating dreamy, moody songs that 
draw you in like some secret mdoc 
trinarion. They are Christians and 
it slips out in their songs but they 

wouldn't touch CCM with 


enjoyed by the Pool Boys in the 
Mid-West. Artfully blending lyrics 
of devotion to Christ with beautiful 
melodies encased in intricate folk- 
rock arrangements, the Pool Boys 
have created a project that offers 
enjoyment and edification to both 
believers and unbelievers alike. 
Swiriing B-3. shimmering acoustics, 
harmonicas, mandolins and vocal 
harmonies all contribute to the 
sonic soundscai)e as the band call 

°l"eGteo!G„T '" '""'""'' '" ^:lts]^!rXY "^'f '^"^' 

Matthews, Waterdeep, Caedmon's McLachlan, Cowbfy ju„k£ ?S 

rod & Funck, The Sundays, Aimee 

Dear ShoUy 

I am in a committed relation^ 
girl I love very i 
we might get 

= near future, L 
ever we have a disagreement! 
something I did. I kissed agitu 
felt that 1 was cheating on hend 
1 did that but it didn't really m 
anything to me. The giri mayh, 
liked it but it was just a kiss toj 
What do you think? 

Dear Kiss 

I wonder what the word *[ 
mitment" means to you? If youj 
indeed in a committed relation^ 
you would ensure that you « 
avoid any and all templatioo.! 
person with whom you have ai 
mitted relationship has cer^ 
expectations of you, si 
you are kissmg anyone it shouUl 
her. Yes I agree with yourf 
fiiend, you are CHEATING. j( 
hope if your girlfriend is r 
this, that she would be veryj 
tious and maybe find anotherpl 
son who takes commitmenl J 
ously. You are the kind of guyia 
does not need in her life. I hoptjl 
clean up you "act" so 
think about being single for theil 
of your life. Good luck. 


Trent Monk: I Wait 

Trent Monk's debut retea) 
Wait, is catchy acoustic guilarij 
en folk-rock in the style ofJT 

MatUiews or Counting Croj^l 
dies steel guitar mandoliir 
electnc guitar spice up sons^ 
cerned with the superioriyoj 
Christ as conb-asted to life«¥ 
Him. and of the struggle M?! 
and remember that amidst t^ 
of this life. Trent's 
stvle of singing is ^v."-- . - 
natively to God and fnenfl| 
Christian and non-ChrisoaftJ 
■strong sub-theme thai ufs*^ 
trudi that the fulfillment 
dreams is only u-uly fo''"''J;v| 
Wait is a most enjoyab"! 
encouraging experience. ,1 
Recommended for /fl"^ *| 
Bennett, Dave Matthe«-^P 
Mullins. Counting Crows 

Thursday, Februaiy 1, 2001 


Tlie Soutliem Accent • 7 

iberty editor warns CoUegedale Adventists 

Says vouchers and "Charitable Choice" will unite church and state ^ 

STAFF Reports 

The editor of liberty magazine 
warns that if Seventh-day Adventist 
schools accept vouchers, govern- 
ment interference will not be far 
behind . 

"You will immediately lose con- 
trol of your schools," said Lincoln 
Steed, Saturday afternoon at the 
CoUegedale Seventh-day Adventist 

Steed said Adventists should 
oppose vouchers because the gov- 
ernment will eventually specify 

what kind of teachers the school 
must hire, including teachers who 
may not share fundamental beliefs. 

Concern over vouchers stems 
from President Bush's education 
plan, sent to Congress last week. 
Bush would allow parents in chron- 
ically low-performing public 
schools to use about $1,500 in fed- 
eral funds for private or parochial 
school tuition. 

Groups who favor separation of 
church and state generally oppose 
vouchers. But Steed said the issue 
is putting Adventists in conflict with 

other conservative Christian 

■^e are in a culture war between 
the secularists and the moralists.'" 
Steed said. "For us to maintain our 
belief in separation of church and 
state, our stance often comes down 
with the secularists." 

'The separation of church and 
state is now marginalized. It is not 
the standard view," said Steed, 
referring to a book by Chief Justice 
William Rhenquist who calls the 
separation doctrine "an outmoded 

Steed said another example of 
how tile Bush administration wants 
to blur separation is the president's 
proposal of "charitable choice": a 
plan to make it easier for religious 
charities to deliver government 
funded social services. 

"Government will never fund 
religion, but government should not 
fear funding programs that can 
change people's lives," Bush told 
tlie Washington Post last week. 

Steed disagrees. 

"Tlie potential for abuse is obvi- 
ous," he said. "It will be immediati> 

ly used by the arm of the church to 
influence people's way of thinking." 
Steed said much of the funding 
will go toward Catholic Charities 
which already gets 58 percent of its 
funding from the federal govern- 
Some political observers believe 
that if Congress approves a voucher 
plan and government-funded, faith- 
based charities as proposed by 
Bush, these actions will face legal 
challenges that ultimately will be 
decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Jesus will comfort us 

It wasn't a very pretty plant! It 
was actually downright ugly. Reach- 
ing out to grasp the offending weed, 
I took hold of its stalk. No sooner 
had I wrapped my hand around the 
outer walls of the weed than it 
leaned over, bent 
•;V V where my fingers 
1 had bruised it. 

I "Wow!" I 

exclaimed. Not par- 
ticularly as much 
it of surprise as for 
the disgusting 

sticky goop that had 
■^ milked out of the 

hand. Aggravated at 
-d" by an ugly weed I 
>nly to have it break at 
It I had caused in it's 
lant was empty on the 
inside. Ii was a hollow shell of a 
plant limnl widi goop that I found 

Another plant diat I find pretty 
. jwuch repulsive is a nuclear power 
was a cold evening, just 
als here at Southern. As 1 
s finishing up the last e-mail mes- 
■, the power went out. Then, as 
a switch had been flipped, it went 
tack on! Immediately I went look- 
ing for a hollow stalked "gooper" 
plant to wrap my hands around. 
Seeing no sign of anyone at the 
^tectrical panel, I calmed down and 
trade my way back to my computer 
to turn ii ii[i and run scandisk. Just 
when I was nearly rebooted, the 
lights V..-M out again. But then 

"Eiaa.iiiilaaaaay." she screamed. 
Tnt- liu'lits ar(.' out. I'm scared!" 

"HnM ,,„;■ I assured her. "I will 
light s„n„. candles." 

An interesting thing happened 
that evening tiiat looking back on it 
now helps me to understand God 

That evening the electricity 
never came back on. My daughter 
fell asleep on the couch, and as 1 
made my way to bed. I blew out the 
candies. After the last candle was 
out, in the pitch black that had 
ensued, there remained a little 
ember of orange, barely perceptible 
in the wick. It was there and then it 

Jesus had just finished His 
ordeal with Satan on the hill, when 
the very same tilings I have just 
described to you confronted Him. 
The gospels tell us tiiat sometime 
after tiie temptation of Jesus, He 
preached to the multitudes. As 
Jesus looked out over the multi- 
tudes preparing the words He 
would speak that would be life to all 
that would hear Him, He saw an 
amazing sight. He saw hollow 
stalked "gooper" plants, and cooling 
embers on wicks recentiy extin- 
guished. He saw sinners that have 
never known God, and those who 
have known God, but die flames of 
their hope were fading to non-exis- 

The Son of Man looked over 
these men and women, much like 
Hft looks over you and I today And 
He promises that the bent will not 
be broken, and the fading will not 
be snuffed out. Perhaps before He 
forms the first word on His lips, 
words from long ago echo in His 

Isaiah 42:3 OOiox) He will not 
snap the staff (of a reed) that is 
already crushed, or put out the wick 
that smolders, at last He will estab- 
lish right order unfailingly 

Through the ages tiie misunder- 
standings of God have perpetuated 
the teachings of man. Through the 
ages teachers of the law have less- 
ened the order of God by tiie faulty 
institution of tradition. The love of 
God was so misrepresented to His 

children that as Jesus stands before 
them it breaks His heart He stands 
ready to fill the hollow reed who is 
searching for the God that fills 
voids of the heart And for those 
who have loved God only to have 
events in life quell their fire. He 
refuses to allow them to be snuffed 
out Perhaps a tear comes to His 
eye for tlie desire that fills His heart 
to hold each and every one that has 
felt like tiiey couldn't pray and be 
heard because of sin. 

The longing in His heart to bring 
hope to a dying world forms on His 
tongue and He once again breathes 
life saying: Happy are you who are 
poor in spirit for yours is the king- 
dom of heaven. At this proclamation 
of hope the crowd leans in wanting, 
desperately, to grasp ahold of the 
reality of His statement. He sees the 
pain of broken promises, missed 
moments, relationships gone bad, 
and ardent poverty. He feels their 

With a tender voice He longs to 
reach their hearts. He reaches deep 
into the love that He has sensed all 
His life from His heavenly Father 
and He pleads with a tear in His eye, 
"happy are you who hurt now. for I 
am going to assure tiiat you are 

Today Jesus is still looking over 
die bruised reeds, and smoldering 
wicks in the world. He is still long- 
ing to fill the void in your heart and 
to give your life the fire of meaning. 
He wants to be your confidant and 
friend. He longs to hear your voice 
in a whispered prayer of hope. Jesus 
is there my friend waiting to give 
you tiie greatest gift He can give . . . 

■ Brad Hyden is a junior reli- 
gion major Jrom Indiana. He is a 
religion columnist. 

Want to write for the religion page? 

Email or 

Adventists' unique 
identity questioned 

In class last week. Professor Car- 
los Martin told the story of how a 
Union President in Asia denied tiiat 
he believed tiie Seventh-day Adven- 
tist Church was die remnant This 
denial wasn't in private eitiier, but to 
a large assembly. Many conscien- 

tious Adventists are 

beginning to doubt 
the unique identity 
of our church, or at 
least to try and 
understand it's rele- 

BILLY Fif^l of all, the 

GAGER co"^^P' f ^ l^^- 

,,..,-ii,- Ill- nant is tliroughoui 

IW°li1 i fMliFI ,i,e e„ur,. Bible. A 
"remnant" simply means what is left 
over, or what is remaining, Noah is 
tiie first person called a remnant in 
the Bible because he was the only 
one remaining on tiie earth after 
the flood (Gen 7:23). After Babylon 
destroyed Jerusalem, those left 
alive were a remnant (Amos 5:15; 
Isa 4:2-3). 

Second, it's fascinating to notice 
that God's remnant after the 
destruction of Jerusalem wasn't 
chosen because they were extra- 
righteous. The remnant had a mbc- 
ture of faithful and unfaithful. How- 
ever, "tiiey will be called holy" (Isa 
4:2-3) because "the Lord will wash 
away tiie liltii of the women of Zion; 
he will cleanse the bloodstains ft-om 
Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment 
and a spirit of fire" (v. 4). 

Third, the ultimate purpose of 
the remnant was to "proclaim my 
[God's] glory to the nations" (Isa 
66:19). If Israel was not going lo 
voluntarily be a kingdom of priests 
lo all nations. God would send tiiem 
anyway by scattering them. 

The Bible is clear tiiat in the last 
days Satan will flood tiie worid with 
deception. He will not do it openly 
with a red tail, a pitch-fork and two 
horns. He wants to subdy deceive 
through a power that claims to be 
Christian and participates in false 
worship (2 Thess 2:34; Rev 13). 

But as Satan is marshaling his 
drones to worship falsely, God has 

always preserved, and vrill always 
preserve, a remnant that will 
remain true to His law and gospel. 
That is why "the Dragon was 
enraged at the woman and went off 
to make war against tiie rest of her 
offspring (remnant of her seed, 
KTV) - those who obey God's com- 
mandments and hold to the testi- 
mony of Jesus" (Rev 12:17). We 
Seventh-day Adventists believe our 
church fulfills this prophecy. 

Just as God's remnant all 
throughout time, there is a niixlure 
of unfaithful ones among us, Bnl lei 
God be the judge. Our mission is 
not to highlighl tin- faults ollliose 
inotlierchurchcsor jiionriiwn, hnl 
to "proclaim th-- rimial ii.ispcl In 
those who live uii lilt' ctrlll. In 

Wlien Jesus carried His cross lo 
that hill long ago. He "tread the 
winepress alone." All forsook Him. 
even his professed disciples. He 
was condemned by other religion 
ists to claim too much for Himself 
Yet He remained faithful to His lov- 
ing Father amid the widespread 
apostasy He was the true and holy 

Jesus is calling you today to be a 
part of His last-day remnant and fol- 
low in Jesus' steps. You are not cho- 
sen because you are better than 
everyone else, but because God 
wants lo finish His work of saving 
the lost. Do you want to avoid 
Satan's current attempts to derail 
your faith in Jesus? Would you like 
to show your love for God by obey- 
ing His commandments? If you 
would, I ask you to cease question- 
ing and enjoy the priveleges of 
being a part of tiie Seventh-day 
Adventist church. 

■ Heather Flytit is a senior masi 
communications major jrom Flori- 
da. She can be reached at 

Tliursday, Februai>' 1, 200|l 

The Southern Accent 

Soutliem's Sluilent Voice Sir 


P.O. Box 370 

CoUegedale, TN 37315 

newsroom: (423)238-2721 

adverdsing: (423) 238-9335 

fax: (423) 238-2441 


411 service was not 
worth the expense 

Previously students and staff on 
Southern's campus were able to 
dial 411 to access information, a 
service that provides specific 
phone numbers at the request of 
the caller. However, the service is 
no iuntrer available at Soutliern. 

w(- fiJiin'I "111 w(* were being 
cli;irj;c(l lor it." siiid Janelle Was- 
iiKfr. infurnialiiiii systems employ- 
Southern's phone company 
beRan charpinK 95 cpnls per cjill in 
NnVf'mb'T "r l>--,.ml>'-f "f !'(KHl fur 

response has been favorable. 
"We've had lots of students call." 
she said. "As soon as we tell them 
the number one reason is money, 
everyone seems to be very happy 
we discontinued it." Students do 
not want another reason to pay 
higher tuition, Wasyner added. 

While it is unfortunate that a 
service as useful as the 411 infor- 
mation line is no longer available, it 
is fortunate that the extra charge 
was discovered and eliminated. Up- 
to-date phone books are available to 
;ill sludrnls and (acuity and nearly 

Letters to the editor 

Inaccuracies in tuition article 

ii,iii^, li,,, I , , , ;. .In ■ ,;,.,,,, ■ . ■ '. ii.r ^- revealed 

i-nvcrcil Hi i: ■ ■: '["Mini ii., in t '-uj li;^;li'- ! luilion pHces. 

nl ilir -,iii.!. . -N mm- Miiny students would have ended 

ijiisi.ilh'i .limber up paying for others to use a serv- 

niK, ,, .[,; II. vv.iuld ice they themselves never 

aiiioimi In . J. -. .1 iliiy, <ii •y.i'-J.'M) a accessed. Information systems did 

yen, Wasnu-i ^;iid. "'nial's three students and the school as a whole 

iimpli 's tiiiticiii, " she said. a service by recognizing and elimi- 

Wiismn ■^;iid ihat student natlng an unnecessary expense. 

Eyes and ears clarification 

'rk S(nija LJnd asked me Maybe some of these things 

llu- ISig Tliree. I hadn't would have happened anyway, but 

II wiiliiiK' ;iiiylliiiiK 111 die Ibis is beside the point. Everyone 

mill ".I |H. ih h.iirlii ■ iiiiiilili ■ , iiH-liiding me. 1 just don't 

Dear Editor. 

In reading the article titled 
"Southern Tuition Among the 
Cheapesf in the January 25 issue I 
was disappointed in a number of 
inaccurate facts and the negative 
lone of the article. Spending only a 
few minutes on the Internet I found 
that while SAU claimed to be less 
expensive than all SDA schools 
except two in America, the 
researcher left out Florida Hospital 
College. Kettering College of Med- 
ical Arts and Antillean College. All 
of these schools have tuition lower 
than SAU: in fact some cost less 
than half. Perhaps the writer meant 
to compare just liberal arts SDA 
schools, in which case the claim 
would be more- accurate. Either 
way, I would suggest that compar- 
ing oneself to other Adventist 
schools in a "We are better than 
them because.." tone is a not only in 
poor taste but it does serve to 
undermine the good things that are 
happening on other campuses. I can 
assure students that just because 
other schools may charge more, no 
one is getting rich from it. nor are 
the students getting ripped off. 
Rather, some schools have a cost 


ferent. There are a lot of very sin- 
cere dedicated people on all SDA 
campuses making the experience 
for theu- students worth every dol- 
lar that is spent. Experiences and 
satisfaction in the final product are 
determined by the students who 
attend rather than an administra- 
tors assertion. 

A few other points worth noting. 
Walla Walla College is in fact not the 
"most expensive Adventist college 
in the nation." as the article sug- 
gested. There are at least two 
schools that are more costly. It is 
easy enough to find out which 
school is most expensive but to 
report that institution in this con- 
text would cast an unnecessary neg- 
ative light on the good that they do. 
It was also written that Southwest- 
ern charged $15,700 for tuition 
room board and fees including 
$5,000 to $6,000 for room and 
board. Again, not true; in fact the 
cost of attending SWAU is $14,600 
including a $4,550 flat rate for room 
and board. I looked further at this 
figure and found that where SAU 
estimates that students will spend 
only S7.44 per day on a la carte din- 
ing. SWAU offers several meal 

a cafe fee based on $10.8 
and the students can eat all thgl 
they want three meals per da; I 
seven days per week. Many sti>l 
dents may argue that the latter isil 
better value. 

My point is that there are niim. 
ways to spin numbers but value i> t 
be determined by individual <:.,; 
sumers. If tuition goes up, then a:! 
article explaining that increaal 
should focus on why the incre^B 
had to happen instead of steppijjl 
on sister institutions in an attemplj 
to justify the increase. What i 
should be celebrating is that Advea§ 
tist higher education o 
working hard at keeping costs aB 
low as possible while pracdcii 
good stewardship and m 
tantly teaching young people ii 
caring. Christian environment 111 
that sense (to quote the articlt| 
again) we all come out 
like a rose". 


David Lofthouse 

Director of Enrollment Sefl 
vices, Kettering College of Med| 
ical Arts 

that is simply dif- plans, the largest of which charges 

Campus Safety officers are doing their jobs , 

I iiii 

I. my purpose is 1) 
(I :!) 1(1 lead people 
i^:s 1 d(. should all 

ilh lliis. 

point, and I'm not the Messiah. I 
don't want to draw anyone's atten- 
tion to myself because I can't save 

II M.iiiriirniKl<l<Mlocsn't glorify 
(iixi 111' lc;ul iM'iiplc to Him, I should 
slop ilt.iiiK it 1 didn't feel Tlie Big 
riiri-r was doing either of those 
ihiiiKs. iind so I quit. 

Zach and Tim are still my 
friends and we will no doubt play in 
the future, but Tlie Dig Tliree as we 
knew it is gone, llianks for the 
iiuiiiioii. iiiul thanks to everyone 
w!ii> I iimr out and supported us at 


.( Ihr i>l;»vs w^> i.layrd 

ery gooil atmospheres, 
ent on that I can't sui>- 

Have a comment about 
the Accent? Write a letter 
to the editor. Send them 

You know, she was right. I did 
get angry when I read Melissa 
Bowen's article entitled "An Unde- 
served Ticket" (Dec. 14, 2000 edi- 
tion). It was not because she was 
attacking my area of employment, 
but it was because she reported on 
a subject that she had no knowl- 
edge of, and made accusations that 
were unfounded. Even though the 
freedom of press is constitutionally 
protected, and cannot be taken 
away, it does not mean that you can 
print something without having the 
facts straight, even if it is an opin- 

The first thing that 1 want to 
point out is that die Campus Safety 
Department DOES NOT make the 
rules that govern this campus, that 
is left to the SAU Administration. 
We only enforce the rules. It is our 
job and our sole purpose for being. 
If you don't agree with a rule go to 
your SA Senaton that is why they 
have a job. 

Second, at iht- linu- uf registra- 

11k- llnnl 

ihmilir . 

lion has given to 
C;iiiipiis ^^aliiy to enforce. It was 
iiivin In rv.i yoiie so that they could 
re;Kl ii and that they could know 
what the rules are. In that pam- 
phlet, section IV(a) says fm the sec- 
ond to last sentena-) that "Uie driv- 

er of a motor vehicle is responsible 
for finding a proper parking space." 
This means that unless it is a life or 
death matter or that you have been 
given permission to park in that 
spot by Administration or Campus 
Safety, you will get ticketed. 

Thirdly, the appeals process. 
When anyone turns in an appeal, it 
is taken before an appeals bSSrd 
which is made up of Mr. Avant and 
three S.A. Student Senators. They 
read the ticket and the appeal, and 
then go back to the rule book to see 
if the rules have indeed been violat- 
ed. If they find that a violation has 
occurred, they look to see if there is 
a valid excuse or explanation. If this 
board finds that a violation has 
occurred and determine that there 
is no good excuse or reason they 
deny the appeal. 

Fourth, the crosswalk. The 
crosswalk is a duty that has been 
assigned to Campus Safety by the 
Administration. We do this for 
everybody that comes to the cross- 
walk during the scheduled times, 
notjustfor.our friends. 

Fifth, only one person in Cam- 
pus Safety wears a "bullet proof 
vest. This person wears it because 
he gels done training with the Col- 
legedale Police Department, where 
It is required to be worn, right 
before his shift starts. So instead of 
wasUng the time to go home and 
drop it off, it is simply worn during 

the shift. 

Sbcth, there is always at least oB 
patrol and one dispatch officer J 
duty. This includes all nights,j 
breaks, graduation and all c 

Seventh, the story of ' 
crawling on the roof of Thaicli| 
late at night." Those v 
on the roof of Thatcher trying to 
in, they were women tryingj 
sneak out. And guess what, tt 
were caught. 

Lastly, the fire hydrants, 
fire hydrants that were suppos« 
painted pink by unknowns sneao 
onto campus, were actually P" 
pink by the water company 

One last point. Righ'. '^ 
break there was a real fire in 'I 
Hall at about four in die moi 
The first person on the scene 
the first person to start figbtinS 
fire was a Campus Safety o'P 
Also Campus Safety was 
call tlie fire department - _ 
them before the fire grew on| 

The second to last parage 
the article asks a very g""' 
tion: Where is our valiant t 
Safety then? . 

Doing our job (w'*'^''.^ 
include writing tickets on TaV ] 


Thui-sda> , Felii 


Tlic .Soiithcni Aicunl • 9 

Somebody^S brother she has found peace c 

This is the story of a guy named 
Hob. Rob grew up in an Adventist 
home. Rob was one 
I of the most likable 

[ "^ ^y \ going to be a dc 
HOB And he had a wife. A 


wife who loved him. 
His wife's family 
WtmT"'r-iJ loved him. too. Her 
little brother was especially fond of 
him. Growing up wilii two older sis- 
tfers. he wanted desperately for 
someone to relate to. He saw that in 
Rob. Rob was just like the prover- 
bial brother you never had. 

1 funny guy. Rob was. 
Always made people laugh. He was 
the one who'd put an olive in his 
teetli and smile real big when they 

i supposed to be taking a seri- 
ous picture. Everyone loved that 
about him. 

But every now and then, the 
laughter stopped. And inside Rob 

was not a funny guy at all. He was 
moody, temperamental, and he mis- 
treated those who cared for him. 
Inside, he was not what everyone 

But his wife wanted very badly 
for the relationship to work. He was 
such a big part of her life. And her 
titde brother wanted badly for her 
to work it out. From her brother's 
perspective, it was hard to under- 
stand why they couldn't 

When they divorced, things 
became a little clearer to everybody. 
Rob was unfaithful. Rob was neurot- 
ic. Rob had a drinking problem. He 
was a funny guy on the outside, but 
that was the biggest joke of all. 

The newspapers say that on this 
particular night, Rob met a lady 
friend and told her he was interest- 
ed in a serious relationship. She 
obviously didn't trust him. because 
a friend was with her, driving the 
truck they were in. After she told 
him no, they sped away. She was 
right to not trust him, because he 

pulled a gun and shot at them as 
they left the scene. Rob wounded 
the driver, not even the person he 
was shooting at. She lived. Rob 
would noL 

The newspapers ran a headline 
that read something like "Suspect 
Kills Self After Wounding Another" 
But that's the problem with newspa- 
per headlines. Rob was not just a 
"suspect." Rob was somebody's son. 
Rob was somebody's friend. Rob 
had been somebody's husband. 
And he'd also been somebody's 

Rob's wife was my sister. And 
that's when I realized that suicide 
isn't just something you read about 
or watch on TV. It's real. And it 
affects Adventists, too. Rob went to 
an Adventist college. In fact, he 
went to this Advendst college. 

■ Rob York is a junior mass 
communications major /ram Ten- 
nessee. He is the news editor of the 
Accent. York can be reached atser- 

Is it really that D.E.E.P? 

"If you are a college student at 
Oakwood College or Southern 
Adventist University, the Diversity 
Educational Exchange Program 
may be for you. 

D.E.E.P. is a pilot program 
designed to encourage ethnic 
understanding among college stu- 

The purpose of D.E.E.P. is to 
nurture Christian diversity, commu- 
ion, and multicultural relation- 
; in the context of higher edu- 


As I read through 
the rest of the 
brochure. I had 

about this program. 

sage it was sending 
out to students, par- 
ents and other mem- 
bers of our congregation. The 
biggest concern of mine was the 
whole diversity issue: Just because 
we^nd 5 students to Oakwood Col- 
lege, and 5 students come here to 
Southern fnim Oakwood, does that 
mean thai we are now diverse? I 
looked u,, diversity in the diction- 
ary. Tliai d.-fmilion led me to multi- 
culturalib,ni and multietiinicity. The 
answer? Yes, actually, that makes 
i^iiuite diversified. It only takes a 
gle into another culture 
tor>that culture to be called multi- 
culbired. However, that still did not 
^^er my tiuestion. So. I dug 
"r (pun not intended!), 
"lie understanding, according 
10 tte brochure, is another reason 
lorHhis program. Here is where it 
B^cky: Can you honesdy under- 
nother culture by simply 
part of their population? 
'^^ to add-, is one semester 
«2"Sh time to really get aquainted 
JJ* another race? In my opinion. 
T "•" ^^- 1 do not agree with this 

stand ; 

program, or with the message we 
are still sending to other churches, 
as well as within our own, even after 
so many years of the issue of race 
relations within our church. The 
understanding and acceptance of 
another takes careful tliought and 
constant study of the culture from 
which that person came. 

The history of our church is a 
long one, stemming from the histo- 
ry of the world and its separate enti- 
ties. Problems witli race and issues 
of diversifying two or more cultures 
come from Bible times. Black and 
white was never the key issue, 
although Americans seem to dwell 
on the idea that prejudice exists 
only between black and white. 
Ellen White wrote on worshipping 
in separate churches only because 
of the times in which she lived. In 
those times, there were also many 
prejudices against women, howev- 
er, we don't see many of those prob- 
lems, today. My point? Why 
embrace the idea of separate but 
equal; why continue to separate our- 
selves from one another and call it 
the word from E.G.White? As tlie 
Seventh-day Adventist Church, we 
are being looked upon by many 
other denominations and groups. 
We have been called by God, Him- 
self, to minister to the woHd so that 
by us. the worid may be saved. 
How on eardi can we preach about 
love for our neighbor, unity among 
the races and acceptance of each 
other when we cannot ' even set 
aside our pride and differences to 
unite among each other, whether 
we are black, white. Asian or Lati- 
no? AVhy so many churches? Wliy 
the different conferences? Why tlie 
separation in the first place? 

It is not okay to encourage this 
separation. By diis I mean that by 
sending a handful of students to 
each school every other semester 
to "diversify^ each culture, we are 

just saying it is okay 
be "separate but equal" as long as 
we keep up on what's happening 
with the other race. And why are 
we only diversifying the black and 
white races? Why can a Spanish or 
Korean student not participate? As 
a black American student attending 
a majority white school. I have been 
approached many times and asked 
if I was from Oakwood as a D.E.E.P 
student. I am starting to get agitat- 
ed with this question. I feel that just 
because I chose to leave Oakwood 
to attend Southern, and not for just 
a semester, I should not be auto- 
matically categorized as a D.E.E.P 
student. Is it unusual for me to 
attend this school without a pro- 
gram or scholarship? I am not con- 
demning any one of you who partic- 
ipated in this program, I am sure 
your intentions were good consider- 
ing the circumstances of what we 
are being taught. But I am asking 
you to think about where I am com- 
ing from. If you wanted to get a 
taste of the "Black culture", and if 
they wanted to dabble in the "white 
culture", then why not just enroll as 
a full-time student? If more of us 
did just that, then we could be 
diverse; then we could unite the 

My solution? In response to 
John 17:21, I propose this plan: Let 
us break down the walls of each 
school, literally, and start all over 
with a new one. Except make it 
only one. One school, many races, 
one religion; after all, isn't diat the 
way heaven is going to be, or did 
you honestly think there would be 
two of those, as well? It's really not 
that deep! (Pun, intended) 

■ Fern Illidge is a senior history 
major from Georgia. She can be 
reached at purpkpassion27®hot- 

Finally she finds the peace that 
she's been yearning for. when 
before the words, thoughts and 
energy just wouldn't come. 

She knows what she needs; she 
knows where to find it. 

She dirows her phone book out 
the window, then 




her messages. 

She lights all the 
candles in Uie room 
and begins burning 
RISINGER letters, all but one. 
She sighs and 
embraces the feel- 
ing of relief. Her pain has gone up 
in smoke. The endless anxiety has 
vanished. No more wasted 
moments. No more wasted dreams. 
She wanted just one thing. One 
thing that everyone can promise 
but no one can keep. 

But lies fill her world. Lies spo- 
ken to her Lies she's even recited 
to herself at night, trying to believe. 
Today she feels the wind fly 
tlirough her hair, the water sur- 
rounding her feet. She doesn't 
worry that he won't come back. 
He's afready gone. 

She doesn't dream of ) 

There is a new focus. One that is 
freeing, yet overwhelming. She can 
bi-eatli here, and each day is the 
same. She can dance and enjoy the 
world around her. 

She fears only one thing, that the 
future is just as her past. So, she 
remains in the present. 

She's taken his hand before. Tlie 
place described was far away but 

Each time she ventures there. 
the trip is short and full of disap- 
pointmenL At the end of the long 
dirt road she feels herself being 

Tills time it doesn't hurt. She 
absorbs the force and it ignites with 
the pressure within. She doesn't hit 
die ground. She flies away. There is 
safety wayup there. She's too far to 
touch, existing only to be observed. 
She's full of fire and independence. 

She wanted ... to be loved, but 
today she'll fly. 

■ Amber Risitiger is a junior 
sociology major from Virginia. Her 
columns run every week. Risinger 
can be reached at aarising@south- 

else. Too many dreams have been 

Get original with dates 

Why does dating have to be such 
scary, expensive and intense 
experience at good 
old Southern Adven- 
tist University? I 
don't know about 
the majority of peo- 
ple, but from person- 
MINDI al experience and 

RAHN from talking with 

friends I think that 
first dates are pretty 
much pure torture. 1 mean, who 
enjoys being quizzed about such 
subjects as cooking, cleaning, the 
amount of M & Ms that you eat, and 
the proper roles of man and wife in 
marriage? Aggghhhhh!!!! Serious- 
ly, how scary is that to be surveyed 
for potential wifey material as some- 
one intently watches you nervously 
gulp down your food? Because we 
all know that first dates mean the 
oh-so-unusual going out to eat or to 
a movie. So I am here to tell every- 
body at Soudiern to toss aside die 
typical connotations associated with 
dating and GET ORIGINAL, The 

folloviring idea is presented by one 
of our most loved and renowned 
Southern students, 

Heidi Roberts: Take a stroll 
through the local golf course and 
scope out the gazebo, clubhouse, 
fairways, and tiien mosey on 
towards the golf cart garage. Find a 
carl with keys or attempt a 
McGyver stunt and hot-wire a car. 
And voila, you are on your way, 
cruising moonlit golf routes while 
absorbing the nighttime atmos- 

So now that you have been 
exposed to Uiis fun dating sugges- 
tion, what's the problem Southern 
(especially the boys — ha), get on 
the phone and make possible a dat- 
ing experience that will simply dirill 
all persons involved. 

■ Mindi Rahn is a senior history 
major from Tennessee. She is a 
guest columnist. 

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explains online 
bandwidth cap 

By Keith Pulfer 


During the beginning of this 
year. Ihe bandwitltii cap caused 
quite a stir among Ihe compulcr lit- 
erate on campus, 

"1 really hale to impose limits on 
people," said Doru Miiiaescu, net- 
work analyst at Information Sys- 

'ITie need for a bandwidth cap 
became apparent last year when 
transfer rates decreased dramati- 

"Most of the people who under- 
stand the system have given posi- 
livf fceilback." Mihaescu said. 

1( tliiTc wt-iv 11(1 cap on band- 

luvi' the sell-to iilrul lo limit their 

[vlihaescu compared this silua- 
lion to electrical bills. If everyone 
left their lights on all llie time, Ihe 
electrical bill would skyrocket, ll 
takes prudent individuals to con- 
serve their electrical use to reduce 

Mihaescu has a standing offer 
(if popular demand was evident) to 
remove the bandwidth limit for one 
week and then let students vol n 
whether to keep Ihe 1 m t r g sys- 

What is being planned for ll 
future? AJava applet thil stud I 
can access via the w b t htck 
their current bandwidtl sage s n 
progress in the School of Comput- 

bandwidth quulii, nu-se improve^ 
ments would optimize the Internet 
experience for students. 


Thursday, February 1, 2001 

Wireless Internet now available 
for some off-campus housing 

High-speed Internet is now avail- 
able lo off-campus residents 
through wireless connections pro- 
vided by Southern Advenlisi Uni- 

According to Doru Mihaescu. 
network analyst for information sys- 
tems, there are six student houses 
Ihat are connected lo the system, 
which provides high-speed Internet 
connections to the houses of off- 
campus students, as well as a few 
SAU employees. The system has 
been up and running since mid- 

Each connection costs approxi- 
mately Si, 500 to install per house 
for Ihe wireless system, says Henry 
Hicks, Executive Director for Infor- 
mation Systems, Tlie connection is 
provided at no additional cost to the 
students and faculty and gives them 
ipeed access that resi 

Staff photograplier/ Brittany RoDsor 
i Lane, senior medical technology major, surfs the Internet at her off-campus home. Her cora- 
■ U linked to Southern's server through the new wireless Internet system using an antennae on the 

staff photographer/Brittany Robson 
This imlennuc, attuched to the 
chimney, sends signals for the 
Internet to Alicia's computer. 

dents of the dorms and campus 
buildings currently receive. 

The need for a wireless connec- 
tion arose when students who did 
not fit in the residence halls wanted 
a fast connection to the Internet at 
their own houses. Information Sys- 
tems agreed and they now filter the 
wireless connections through IS 
and work as a norma! dorm con- 

The system depends on where 
the house is located, which deter- 
mines if it will work. There are two 
wireless access points on campus, 
one on the roof of the Collegedale 

Church, and one on the WSMC 
antenna tower. Mihaescu says tliat 
line of sight must be achieved 
between one of these points and the 
antenna on the house for the wire- 
less system to work. 

A considerable amount of work 
was required on the part of both IS 
and Plant Services, especially dur- 
ing the research and testing phases 
of the system, says Mihaescu. Cur- 
rendy the system has a comput- 
er/router connected to an antenna 
diat provides a 10/ 100Mb switch 
for student access off-campus in 
each house. 

Even the new Southern Village 
will be connected to the Internet via 
a fiber-optic cable run from the 
campus to the new housing. 

He also informs that the wire 
less system is going to further 
expand in the coming years and has 
some long-term plans. These 
include installing the wireless syj 
tern for all the married studejlj 
houses to benefit from the connec- 
tion. Another plan could posabM 
include wireless access in ^l 
library, but this system is still in the] 

The Web and spirituality 

Most people think of Uie Inter- 
net as a useful tool for entertain- 
ment purposes, academic research 
or staying in touch with friends and 
family The Internet should also be 
looked at as a useful tool for enhanc- 
ing one's spiritual life. 

Yes, die Internet and Christiani- 
ty do mk well together. The Inter- 
net has a variety of superb sites that 
can be used for getting Christian 
advice, obtaining resources for 
Bible study, and finding wholesome 
outlets for clean enter tfiinment. 
Here are a few sites that you just 
might want to check out sometime. 

of Christian media at the point of 
your mouse button. You can watch 
portions of concerts by Tliird Day, 
Michael W. Smith, Jennifer Knapp 
and other contemporary Christian 
artists. Spice up those boring 
moments in your room with an 
audiodrama such as the old school 
"Adventures in Odyssey" and the 
newer "Left Behind" series. If you 
need something with a little more 
spiritual "meat." then is still the place 
you want to be. Usten lo some of 
the greatest Christian speakers of 
our time such as Ravi Zacharas. 
Adrian Rogers. Dr. James Dobson 
and many more! There are so many 
things at Ughtsource that most 
everyone could find something that 
would interest Oiem. Avery similar 
web-site to Uiis one that has its own 

Crosswalk covers a wide range 
of issues, world news, sports, 
finance and entertainment, that 
most people are interested in from a 
Christian perspective. One of this 
site's strengths is the news h gives 
about what is going on in the world 
of Christianity which is often not 
covered by the media. Crosswalk 
has great Bible study tools, such as 
Bible word searches, commentaries 
and various translations of the 
Bible. In Crosswalk's entertain- 
ment section you can find excellent 
movie reviews that will warn of any 
objectionable material that might be 
in the particular film you desire to 

This is the ultimate web-site for 
doing deep Biblical research. Its 
best feature is the ability to find the 
Hebrew and Greek meanings of 
every word in the Bible at the click 
of the mouse. One can easily gain 
deeper insight from the original lan- 
guage that cannot always be com- 
municated at times through our 
English translations. This site also 
includes the Treasury of Scriptural 
Knowledge" which according to Dr. 
Jud Lake is a must have for all the- 
ology majors. Though that may be 
so. this site is easy to use and would 
be an asset for anyone looking to 
dig a litUe deeper into scripture. and 

Ok, I would not be a good Adven- 
tist if I did not throw in a little sup- 

port for our church's own web i^ 
istries. 3ABN is a decent site il^ 
have a RealPlayer program ony , 
computer. You can watch 3AB^ 
your computer like it was tele'n 
Of course be carefril of your do» 
load limit if you live in the dorin^| 
The Adventist Reviews sitei 
pretty good considering yo" ^ 
few of the articles of the ^ 
recent issue for free. For ihoSJ 
you living on campus ^^o o*T 
some good Sabbath reading. ""1 
not want to leave your room ^° 
to die lobby to read a Revie*. 
your computer. 

mjasonBelyeuisanAcceft | 
columnist. His column, ^ , ■ 
rmts every week. Belyeu can C' ■ 
reached at | 

Thursday, February' 1, 2001 


The Southern Accent • 1 1 


Continued from page 1 

jng the ball. Your team just might win if you 
can help them play as a team. If you don't win 
and you played like a team, then you just 
might have had a little fun this season. 

Let us not be a bunch of Shaquille 
O'neal's and Kobe Bryant's. Let us be a 
bunchy of team players. That is the way the 
game was meant to be played. Basketball is 
five-on-five, not 


Continued from page 1 

score quickly, then foul Team Reiner. 

John Appel (15 points) was 4-for-4 from 

the free throw line in the final two minutes. 

Jimmy Pleasants of Team Walper had U of 

Jiis 13 points in the final two minutes, but 

I Walper never got closer than three 

s. Team Reiner shot lO-for-15 from the 

_e during the last two minutes of the game. 

irgile, Walper and Ben Rose had to watch 

e end of the game from the bench as they 

[ad fouled out 

Forced to start the game with only five 
layers (Paul Ongwela arrived late and B.J. 
Jiider did not play). Team Reiner opened up 
scoring with a 3-pointer from John 
&)pel. Jeff Walper answered with a 3-pointer 
^nutes later and Ben Rose nailed a jumper 
to give Team Walper their only lead of the 
game at 7-5. 

Rob Hubbard of Team Walper hit consec- 
utive jumpers to pull his team within 14-13, 
but Team Reiner went on an 11-0 run, keyed 
by Anthony Reiner's 8 points. Hector Ogando 
(11 points) halted Team Walper's scoreless 
streak with a 3-pointer five seconds before 
halftime, but John Appel faked out an oppo- 
nent and nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to 
give Team Reiner a 28-16 lead at half. 

"We didn't go to man-to-man defense soon 
enough," Walper said, adding that the "real 
season" is the playoffs. 

The loss was Team Walper's second defeat 
to Team Reiner this season. 

Sports Editor to 
cover Microsoft Cup 

I Like most of you I was suprised to find Bill 
Gates in the Accent sports page. He is an avid 
gating fan and has enough money to start up 
^e XBA. XLB. XHL, even before the XFL 
gets started. 

- ni make no promises but I will try really, 
really hard to keep Bill Gates back on die 
Technology page where he belongs. That is. 
unless Benge and Graver have somehow got- 
ten Mircosoft to sponser the 
.- .. I Rees series. Free T-shirts for 
m^ 4 everyone, 
f . * For those of you that didn't 
fc ■ notice any of the mistakes, 

\ thank you for not flooding my 

|j ■ - ^ e-mail. 

^^^^Jt Then again those people 
JEFF are probable the same people 

PARKS that need me to tell them that 

K^'-~.:-.v?riSi the Ravens won the Super 
Bowl. (Look who's laughing 

V Cleveland) 

? work here on the Sports section of 
5 fast paced and furious and we 
t let a few typos get in our way. 
with that, check out our new Player of 
s well as The Wellness Tip 
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s needs. 

'T all of you who didn't get your fill, head 
o ihe gym and sign up for the Co-ed Vol- 
II Tournement on Feb. 4 As for me I'm 
; to go grap a jump rope and iry not to 
e any welts after I'm done. 

Southern's officiating 
program, an opinion 
from the inside 

Editor's note: This article is being reprinted /rom last week due to the last two paragraplts being 

Niunber 4 brings the ball up the court He 
throws a head fake, gets the defender off bal- 
ance and cuts hard down the lane. The center 
comes over to help out, but will he be in time? 

Number 4 streaks to the basket, leaps as 
high as he can, and lays the ball up. The cen- 
ter tries a desperate leap. Hmes the jump per- 
fect, and swats the ball back in Number 4's 

The crowd goes wild. 

But wait, we hear the most dreaded sound 
on the basketball court The shrill screech of 
the officials whistle. 

Foul? No way, he got all ball. Half the play- 
ers on the court are clapping and walking to 
the ball, and the other half are turning an 
offensive shade of purple. 

Now that everyone has been to at least one 
intramural basketball game, I'm sure that 
you've seen at least some kind of variation on 
the above situation. 

It's true that the official is the least loved 
person on the field of play, but it seems dial 
Southern's basketball is a little worse than the 
norm. Have you ever wondered about the 
face behind the stripes? How does one apply 
for and learn such a thankless job? What kind 
of brain-dead idiot would ever want that kind 
of abuse? Look in die joker, page 115, middle 
of the top row and you'll see one. Yes, even 
me, the most loud mouthed on die court, and 
even worse on the sidelines, am learning to 
be an official. 

Every year the PE. department offers an 
officiating class. It's taught by Bob Benge, the 
intramural director, and emphasizes not only 
the science of officiating Ocnowing and apply- 
ing the letter of the law), but also the art of 
officiating Oooking profesional and knowing 
the spirit of the law) . It's a Uvo semester class 

and you probably saw those of us in class 
bumbling our way around the baseball dia- 
mond, football field, and volleyball court dur- 
ing first sememster. There are six people in 
the class and we have the the dubious honor 
of being introduced into the world of basket- 
ball officiating. 

To help, Benge has hired 10 to 12 other 

"A lot of my officials have been through 
the class," Benge said. "But those who 
haven't I give an interview and find out if they 
have any previous experience. If they don't 
they can work for me and gain experience, 
but they don't get paid the first year." 

Most officials, according to Benge, do the 
job because they enjoy officiating, not 
because of the pay. 

Not everyone at Southern, however, has a 
high opinion of the officiating. 

Adam Brown, AAA captain, s^d the AAA 
oficiating is better this year, but with all the 
good officials in those games, the lower 
leagues are in bad shape. 

Ryan Irwin, playing in his third year of 
intramural Southern basketball, said that he 
feels like officials this year don't look as pro- 
fesional. and don't pay attention as much as 
officials during oUier years. 

Bryan Geach. B league captain, has 
observed that better communication between 
officials would help the games go smoother. 
Officiating is a learning process and that 
needs to be kept in mind. Don't judge an offi- 
cial too harshly because we all have bad 

Officials, do your best to make sure that 
the bad games are minimized and come pre- 
pared to do a good job. In the meantime, if 
you want some entertainment, 1 have to offi- 
ciate two games per week, and if s going to be 
pretty funny ... at least I hope dial's the 
sound of people laughing. 

Can't we all 
just get along? 

one of the lucky ones. 
Where I live, I get 
ESPN's Sport's Center. 
I'm going to let all of 
you who are playing 
intramural basketball 
in on a littie secret: Don 
Patrick and a Camera 
Crew from ESPN will 
not be showing up even 
to AAA games, 
although I've seen a 
few things that could 
to Americas Funniest 

ne wrong, there are a lot 
of good athletes playing every night, 
but you have to look long and hard to 
find a team playing well togedier. 

In fact. 1 saw some of the fifth 
graders over at Spalding really work- 
ing the low post out at recess. That's 
why they get good grades in the 
"works and plays well with others" cat- 

It's not just basketball. Tlie majority 
of the sports at Southern are team 

It is very easy to laspe into back 
sfreet basketball mode. I have to tell 
myself every time I go onto the court 
"Jeff diis isn't tiie mean streets of Ket- 

So check your elbows and trash 
talking at the door and get back to the 

The key in fiindamentals is fun. But 
everyone wants to win, and in team 
sports, the quickest way to get a W is 
with your team, unless someone gets 
real smart and talks Ted Evans and 
Marc Grundy out of retirement 

■ Jeff Parks is a GyniMasler major 
from Tennessee. He is the Accent's 
sports Editor. Parks can be reached at 

Top 5 reasons to be a referee for Basketball 

intermurals. ^ 


5. Women dig guys in uniform 

4. More referee shirts tlian jersies at tlie 

Campus Sliop 

3. The Campus Safetyesque feeling of 

unlimited power 

2. No background check or lengthy appli- 
cations to fill out 
1, Officiating with... "The Chadd 

■ Bill Gates goes back to Technology Page 1 1 

I Work and play well with others Page ^\ 


Thursday, February 1 , 2 

-l'hl)undin^ the hiLskelhull. 

Reiner heads 



La Faive delivers 
points in second half 

Team Reiner used scoring contribii- I 
tions from Anthony Reiner and John Appel I 
in the first half, then Chris La Faive took I 
over in the second half as Team Reiner I 
beat Team Walper and their man-to-man | 
defense. 58-54, in men's AAA-league 
action Tuesday night. 

Down by 12 points at halftime, Teain | 
Walper switched to a man-to-man defei 
And while Team Walper had some suet 
in their defense, they struggled to con 
guard Chris La Faive (14 points). 

"ITheir defensive switch] threw 
off," Anthony Reiner said. 'Then we i 
i/fd how to attack them." 

Reiner (15 points) smd they used n 
|)layer isolation to create offensive oppor-] 
limiUes. La Faive beat his opponent si 
al times to the basket, scoring 10 points in 
the second half. 

"La Faive picked us up [offensively),' 
said brother Tim Reiner (9 points). 

Team Walper admitted they labored lo 
stop La Faive and his offensive play 

"Nothing worked." said Shawnesserl 
Cargile of Team Walper. "lU Faivel| 
played a great game." 

"He got in a rhythm," added team ca[^| 
tmn Jeff Walper. 

Team Walper played aggressi^ 
defense in the second half, as Team RQb 
er turned tiie ball over three ti 
the second half, but they failed to wjiit* 
Team Reiner's double-digit lead until la(| 
in the game. 

The score was 46-36 in favor of Teafll 
Reiner with 2:15 remaining in the gai»l 
The final minutes were filled with of'''^""'| 
whistles, as Team Walper attempted » 

See Intramurals ( 

Kobe/Shaq feud evident at Southern 



J able 

For the past three weeks, 
these two mega-superstars 
I have been bickering over who 
is the better player and. ulti- 
lately, about who should touch die ball 

Didn't these two stars win a world champi- 
onship together last year? What is the prob- 
lem then? The problem is greed. 

beiiiK SmiiiuTn \\u 

ieW is not to talk about 
)bf Bryant, but raUier 

d\n problem with this 
imilli-millionaires have 

is hitting hard here at 

f you have been following the basketball 
season here at Soulliern this year, you will 
see one glaring statistic that is evident in 
every league. That statistic is that teams are 
scoring a very low amount of points. The rea- 
son for this predicament is quite simple: peo- 
ple are not playing as a team. 

Team basketball is the furthest thing on 
any teams' minds this year. In an er^ of high- 
light happy basketball, players are emulating 

stars like Shaquille O'neal and Kobe Bryant. 
Players these days are about one thing and 
that is themselves. 

Players would rather make one spectacu- 
lar move thai everyone talks about for a week 
than win a game. Tliat seems to be an epi- 
demic here al Southern. I am not saying that 
winning is everything, but if players would 
work together as a team, then they are more 

The teams are exactly that, a team. 
Unselfish basketball is a lost art We are in an 
era of glorified athletes. All we see are the 
posters, shoe contracts, commercials and 
Web sites. We don't see the game. True fans 
of the game of basketball understand that the 

best player doesn't always win : 

the best team that vrins. - 

We could all learn a little lesson fr<^ 
Shaq and Kobe feud. When they F~ 
together, they won. They are not P 
together right now. and that is why '1"^' 
have won half their games while dii> '■ 
been going on. 

The fact is that tiiis feud is hurtu'^, 
team because no one is having fun. B^- 
is a lot more enjoyable if everyone on* 
feels like an important asset That <^m 
happen if you play like a team. T 

Mark my words. Southern, the b^ 

will win. and that will be done by pl^^ 

See Basketball on P 

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■The Southern Accem 

Soutliem's Student Voice Since 1926 

Tliursday, Febmar)' 8, 2001 

Banquet tickets 
run out quickly 

Many students disappointed 
with ticket "shortage" 

By Daniel Olson 

Unprecedented demand for tickets to the 
Student Association Valentine's Banquet left 
some students frustrated when the 350 avail- 
able tickets sold out mthin eight hours of 
going on sale last Thursday. 

^e were amazed we sold out in one day," 
sad'Kari Shultz, director of Student Services. 

%e Valendne's Banquet, slated to take 
plac¥ at the Chattanooga Choo Choo on Sun- 
da^- Feb. U, is a highly anticipated formal 
evOTt at Southern, but the scurry left many 
stijtnts surprised and some students upset 
ip^ SA announced there were no more tick- 

^^me students were understanding, but a 
lo^f frustrated students complained about 
thicket shortage," said Laramie Barber. SA 

tickets avail- 

i question that Barber has heard 
By times in the" last week, and he gave 

• Unprecedented demand 
'Vo one expected 350 tickets to be sold in 
day," Barber said. 

previous two years, there was less 

id for banquet tickets and tickets were 

for about a week before selling out. 

1 type of social programs Laramie has 

Ided this year stemmed interest in his 

ire programs, and that had an impact on 

students' choice to buy tickets," Shultz 

*High cost 

Students pay $15 per banquet ticket, but 
1 purchase only covers about one-third of 
kcost of the banquet. Barber said that the 
[budget covers the remaining two-thjrds of 
See Tickets on page 2 

Miller, Mablewood, and Daniel's majors flash back t 
Party Saturday night. 

Brittany Robson/Staff photographer 
at the CABL Anything Goes 

Crime strikes on Southern's campus 

Campus Safety reports in crime on campus reports 

..:,,i^t;r.n and 12 larceny occur- mt 

^A report from Campus Safety Director 
ffldie Avant shows that crime does take place 
'THappy Valley". 
^Avant repnrted an auto theft and vandal- 
that look place on Southern's campus as 
Jan. 31. It is an open case and 
stigations will continue. Avant said. 

rding to Avant. the Tennessee 

of Investigation requires Campus 

.1 make reports on eleven types of 

t^very three years. These crimes 

murder, rape, robbery, aggravated 

iult. burglary, motor vehicle theft, liquor 

drugs, weapons, arson and larceny. 

i on Campus 

)r violations, 

|— uMuii. ui u^h, weapons, ars 

[ According to the 1999 Cri 

t Southern had two lii 

weapon violation, and 12 larceny ( 

Presently the student body can expect 
crime rates to decline as Campus Safety 
works through a cooperative effort with the 
Collegedale Police Department. The declm- 
ing occurrences of larceny crimes are show- 
ing the effectiveness of this effort. JTiere 
were 19 cases of larceny reported in 1998 ana 
only 12 reported in 1999. 

Crime awareness is important, even here 
in "Happy Valley." , ,.^ 

-Even though we are in a Chrishan msum_- 
tion not everyone is a pracScing Chnstian 
Avant said. "When people are careless with 
then- possessions they become a pnme target 

Tlie early morning hours between 1 a.rn. 
and 5 a.m. are the target times for misde- 

meanors to occur. Avant said that walking in 
pairs is the safest way. Students should also 
avoid dark, secluded areas. Always lock your 
car doors, and place any valuables out of sight 

in the trunk. 

"Studenls should place tilings like stereos 
calculators, books, cell phones. CDs and 
other valuables in ttieir trunks, or Uke Uiem 
with them," Avant said. 

Some areas to be aware of on campus 
might not be obvious. Parking lots are one ol 
the many areas where larceny Ukes place^ 
Items also are stolen from dorm rooms when 
doors are propped open. . 

-Doors taped or propped open in the 
dorms so they won't lock when you shut 
Ihem are invitaUons for theft." Avant said. 

Drug and alcohol related cnmes in the 
Smdent Park are a reaUty. Even the cafeteria 

is a prime crime scene. 

"Whenever I come on campus 1 lock my 
bike, so 1 have never had any problem wiUi 
theft," said Martin Cunningham, senior ele 
mentary education major. 

Each individual should take responsibility 
for their possessions, Avant said. 

Any act of crime should be reported 
immediately to Campus Safely at 238-3390. 

2 • The .Soulhcrn Aci 


m JERUSALEM — An angry and deject- 
ed Israeli electorate faces a stark choice 
this week between Prime Minister Ehud 
Barak and his push for a final peace deal 
with the Palestinians, and the hawkish 
front-runner Ariel Sharon, who won a 
boost Sunday when he was endorsed by 
Israel's ultra-Orlhodox bloc. 


Marine Corps on Sunday suspended all 
Harrier jet missions at Cherry Point Air 
Station pending an investigation into a 
crash that killed two aviators on Saturday. 

■ MOSCOW — An American worker for 
the aid group Doctors Without Borders 
was released unharmed Saturday after 
nearly a month of captivity in rt-bi-l Chech- 

■ WAUKESHA, Wis. — Former profes- 
sional football player Mark Chniura was 
acquitted Saturday of sexually assaulting a 
former babysitter at a drunken party. 

■ WASHINGTON — Tlie Bush adminis- 
tration will stay on the sidelines and let 
Israel vote on a new government this 
week without input from the United 
States, lop foreign policy advisers said 
Sunday. "We will not make a judgment," 
Secretary of State Colin Powell said on 
ABC's This Week." "We believe it's up to 
the Israeli people to decide who their 
prime minister will be, and as you've 
noticed so far in llie Bush administration 
we liave elected not to show a preference." 

■ WASHINGTON — Former President 
Hill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clin- 
ton will pay for nearly $86,000 worth of 
Kifls they ihiise to keep last year, his office 
saiil Friday seeking to remove the whiff of 
impropriety that clouded their exit from 
(he While House. 'Ilie |)ayback amounts to 
about half tin- viilue of the gifts Clinton 
and his wife ri-piirted tliey intended to 
keep when he left ofHce on Jan. 20. 

advaiuv. R.-p. Cliarlie W;iiiKel. D-N.Y.. s;iid 
he fxpecleil the meeting to be "difficult" 
bi'cause of the depth of feeling about how 
the IHorida election played out. 

■ MELROSE PARK. III. — Shots were 
lired al a Navistar plant Moiulay. officials 
said, and a lios])ital spokeswoman sjiid at 
least one piTson was dead and al least one 
other injured. A Gottlieb Memorial Hospi- 
tal spokeswoman said a -IS-year-old man 
was pronounced dead on arrival and a 45- 
year-old man was undergoing emergency 

■ LOS ANGELES — Californians can 
now say "I'm sorry" al an accident scene 
without fear of beiuK sandba^Ked by 
lawyers exploilini; liu- wnrds as a i-ontt-s- 
sion of liability. Under a ehaiiRc in a law 
that took effect .Ian. 1. an ai)o!ot,'>' is inad- 
missible in court as evidence of fault in a 


Continued from page I 

the banquet cost, which includes s 
glasses, decorations, entertainment and din- 
ner. Tlie meal alone costs $18. Barber said. 

Increasing the number of tickets being 
sold would further divide the SA budget, 
resulting in either an increase in the price of 
tickets or a decrease in the quality of tfie ban- 

• Lack of location 

There is no formal location in Chattanooga 
that can hold all the Southern students that 
might want to attend the Valentine's Banquet. 
The banquet last year was held in the Con- 
vention Center, which seats 400. 

"But it's not as nice as the Choo Choo." 
Barber said, which seats 350. 

Barber added that a banquet could be held 
in the cafeteria, but students would likely 
oppose that idea, preferring a ballroom-type 
atmosphere instead. 

Student opinions about tlie ticket situation 
varied, depending on whether they had tick- 

Dawd Wright, sophomore theology major, 
said he felt incredible when he bought his 
tickets, tht-n discovered they were in high 


"My first thought was that 1 belter not run 
the tickets through the wash," said Wright, 
who will enjoy the company of his date. Mari 
Oskins. senior administrative management 

Patrick Waugh. freshman biology major, 
said he was disappointed he did not have a 
chance to buy tickets. 

"1 really wanted to go," Waugh said. 

Becky Gerrans, junior music education 
major, said she was "rather frustrated, 
because [shel thought tickets would be on 
sale longer." 

Gerrans and her boyfriend, Kent Kris- 
tensen. will instead join a group of friends and 
visit a formal restaurant downtown on Sunday 

Brad Cauley, senior theology major, 
missed out on purchasing tickets from SA. 

"I went by the SA office about 5:30 p.m.," 
Cauley said, about 30 minutes after the tickets 
sold out 

Cauley felt bad because his girlfriend. 
Cindy Reyes, had bought a dress for the ban- 

The banquet meant a lot to us," Cauley 
said. "We were looking forward to the car- 
riage ride." 

However, Cauley found a finend that was 
willing to sell the couple a pair of dckets. 

The banquet will feature a mystery dinner 
theater by Vaudeville Cafe. Students can have 
their photographs professionally taken for 
S20. And students wanting to reserve car- 
riage rides need to stop by the SA office this 
week and pay S5. 

The ticket shortage may have prompted a 
mad rush for tickets, but students attending 
the banquet are looking forward to a good 

"People are excited about going to the ban- 
quet." said Pam Felix, SA secretary. "Ifs 
going to be good." 

^ent Associatioj 

Service Day 

Plans are under way for this yeaRi, 
annual Community Service Day to be held J 
Wednesday, April 4. Community Serv 
is Southern's tradition for devoting o_ 
to helping our surrounding community. " 

Here's what you can do to get involvejl 
the planning. 

We need your help in designing thisyw 
logo to be placed on all t-shirts, poster J 
other advertisements. 

A prize vrill be given for the |. 

Please submit your artwork ir 
hard copy form to Carrie Garlick in thel 
office by Friday, Feb. 16. 

For the t-shirt printer, they prefer J 
work to be done in Freehand for a Mac cm 

If your club or group has a specific orjj 
ization that you would like to servt 
email the organization name, conta 
and phone number, as well as your n 
phone number with the name of your gi 
to Carrie Garlick. 

Details on how to sign up for Commiiii| 
Service Day are soon to come. 

SA election 
petitions due] 

Petitions for general elections of theffl 
utive office of Student Association fori 
2001-2002 school year are due Thursday.lf 
8. J 

Please have the petition completely! 
out and turned into the SA office drop-bai 
midnight on Thursday. M 

Petitions are still available in the box| 
side of the SA office. 

If you have any questions, p 
Paul Myers, executive vice president. £ 

Debate for CoUegedal 
Commission to be 
held on campus 

The Accent will sponsor a political (J°| 
ivith the seven Collegeciale commissio'l 
didates. t 

The debate will be held Wednesiwj 
14, at 6 p.m. The location will be annoml 

Students will be able to ask questi»«| 
lowing the debate. 

Inside the Accent 

Campus News 3 

Local News 4 

Opinion 5 

Editorials g 

Religion 7 

Features g 

Science ^q 

Sports j2 

Vol. ,5.0 No, u; 

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dent newspaper of Southern Adventist 
University and is published each Thurs- 
day during the school year with the excep- 
tion of holidays and exam periods. 

All signed opinions are those of the 
authors and do not necessarily reflect the 
views of The Accent, its editors. Southern 
Adventist University, the Seventh-day 
Adventist Church, or the advertisers. 

Alt unsigned editorials reflect tlie views of 

riiuistla)-, FcbniaiT 8, 2(101 

The Accent and do not necessarily re^% 
views of Southern Adventist UniveraffJ 
Sevendi-day Advendst Church, or the a*<T 

The Accent willingly corrects all fac»"'J 
takes. If you feel we made an error in ^ 
story please contact us at (423) 238-2'-^ 
Box 370. Collegedale, TN 37315 '© 2000 The Sou"^ 

TliiiiMlay, Febi-uaiy 8, ^001 


The Soutlicin Accent ' 

Vote in 
local elections 

Such an extraordinary day 

in American history. Democ- 

;s vs. Republicans. liberals 

. conservatives, blacks vs. 

I whites. 

For thirty- 

■ Bush \ 

J ary 20 of this 

year, George 

lugurated the 

trty third President of the 

United States, and the vast 

najority of America turned 

■ from the frenzy of poli- 

Except for Collegedale, 

To quote the deceased 
; Speaker Tip O'Neill (a 
(brilliant rarity for a Democ- 
urat), "All polidcs is local." 

same is true of Col- 

This coming March 13, 
toliegedale will choose three 
members of the five-member 
pollegedale City Commission. 

phoose whether or not lo nii^e 

city sales tax from 7.5 |ii r- 

t to 8.25 percent. 

Many of you are rolling 

' eyes . . . you have had 

ftnough of politics, so why am 

f trying to get you interested 

1 politics again? 

Quite simple. 


:, the; 


elections affect you, the mar 
Jtudents of this University in 
y different ways. 
For example, do you wiini 
Q pay a higher sales tax? 
How do you feel about the 
ordinance, which 
to be pro-temperance 
t pro-business? 
Do you care about the 
Jpkeep of Collegedale's pub- 
works (including the 
Expansion of its sewage sys- 

Do you feel that the Col- 
Jegedale Police Department is 
^o big or too small? 

Do you approve of the 
ppkeep of city roads or is 
)om for improvement? 

Do you feel that the city 
pudget is created with student 
poncerns in mind? 

Do students care about the 
pate of health of those who 

Do you fee! that Col- 
Jlegedale has done enough to 
■make itself "student-friendly," 
■ wth projects like the Green- 

How would you react if the 
"Seatbelt Law" was re-intro- 

Are you concerned about 
the motivations behind the 
reasons for the City Commis- 
sion to raise questions? 

These are but'a few of the 
issues that the members of 
the Collegedale City Commis- 
sion have a hand in making 
policy about. 

And no matter what opin- 
ion one has about politics, 
these city elections affect 
each and every one of you, the 

You spend at least two- 
thirds of each year here in 
Collegedale and it is time that 
you had a voice in this city's 
system of government. 

Starting today and continu- 
ing through Friday, voter reg- 
istration will be taking place 
on campus. 

There are only one hun- 
dred voter registration forms 
available at this time, so if you 
are civic-minded and want to 
vote, make sure you get one. 

After all, Collegedale is 
your home away from home 
and it's time you started hav- 
ing a say in how things are 
done around here. 

Voter registration 
; times and locations 

piursday, Feb. 8: during 
lunch in the cafeteria 
Friday, Feb. 9: during 
lunch in tJie cafeteria and 
in Talge Hall between 3 
p.m. and 6 p.m. 

Other times and 
Y locations to be 
Residents running for elec- 

•Herbert E. Coolidge 
Edward Lamb 
Timothy Johnson 
*David A. Magoon 
James W. Ashlock 
Fred W. Fuller 
"Preston Jones 

' indicates incumbent 

■ Dave Leonard is a senior 
from North Carolina majoring 
in public relations. He is the 
Accent's news columnist His 
columns run every Thursday. 
He can be reached at 

Cafeteria meeting students' needs 

Food service offers non-dairy items for vegan students 

A growing number of Southern 
students are looking clobely at 
their plates and counting the cost 
of every bite in an increased inter 
est in healthy eating. 

On such a large campus its 
hard to keep up with the latest 
trend, but the cafeteria doeti its 
best. The quality of theu" service 
depends on their ability to observe 
what foods are in demand By not 
ing what they serve in the greatest 
quantity and through the com 
ments and suggestions of the stu 
dent body, they work to create a 
universal menu. 

Nutritional guidelines staffing 
and budget all determine the final 
outcome of a meal, but a growth in 
positive feedback has brought sig 
nificant changes of its own 

Concerns about the amount of 
fried foods prompted the staff to 
reduce French fries to a once a 
week event. Requests for non-dairy 
alternatives have brought expan 
sion to the hot food service as well 

"In the past, we didn't worry too 
much about using dairy products 
but there has been an increased 
demand for vegan products," said 
head cook, Richard Johnson. 
"There seems lo be an increased 
interest in tofu as well. I'm cooking 
more and more every breakfast." 

Vegan products are difficult to 

These students create 

juggle with bmited food budgets 
the cook admits Ingredients tliat 
replace diary products are costly 
and the preparation time of food is 
often longer, adding yet another 
challenge to the decision of menu. 
Tlie staff remains open and will- 
ing lo try alternative recipes, but in 
the end the students will put the 

product to the test and determine 
what will fill tlieir stomachs 

The cafeteria does its best to 
accurately reflect the health mes- 
sage, but we also work to meet a 
wide range of tastes," Johnson said. 
"We provide the food, but it is the 
student who has to make the deci- 
sion what they will eat." 

Teacher performance affects pay 

By Rob York 

Teachers at the college level are 
entrusted with a great deal of 
responsibility. But does the pay diat 
they receive necessarily reflect 

performance was satisfactory. 
Hetke said, "the purpose of evalua- 
tions is for the students to provide 
anonymous evaluation of the 
teacher. New teachers are subject 
to evaluation in their first three 


According to Elswortii Hetke. 
Southern's Director of Human 
Resources, teachers are assigned 
various academic ranks that deter- 
mine their pay These are: 

1. Instructor- has bachelor's 
degree and successful teaching 
experience or a master's degree. 
Teachers without a master's degree 
are temporary employees. 

2. Assistant Professor- has suc- 
cessful teaching experience and a 
master's degree or doctorate. 

3. Associate Professor- has suc- 
cessful teaching experience as an 
assistant professor and holds a mas- 
ter's degree or doctorate (those 
with a master's degree rarely 
advance beyond step 2). 

4. Professor- has successful 
leaching experience as an associate 
professor and a doctorate or termi- 
nal degree. 

Tbe Faculty Promotions Com- 
mittee reviews a teacher's perform- 
ance at the end of an academic year, 
and. based on student evaluations, 
the evaluation of the department 
head or other teachers' evaluations 
of his or her performance, the com- 
mittee rates whetiier or not their 

Dr. George Babcock, Southern's 
Vice President for Academic 
Administration, said that the lowest 
paid instructor at Southern makes 
S31,018 per academic year. When 
contrasted with the highest paid 
professor, who makes $40,846 per 
year, one finds only a difference of 
about $9,000 per year. Many may 
wonder about how such a pay scale 
is justified. 

Babcock explained that South- 
ern follows a denominational scale. 
All instructors working at Southern 
are paid 120% of an ordained minis- 
ter's wage. The highest ranked pro- 
fessors are paid 158% of a minister's 
wage. An academic dean will make 
slightiy more, 161%, making their 
salary $41,600 a year. Babcock him- 
self makes 162%. approximately 
$42,000 per year 

"Non-Adventist organizations 
often pay lower-ranking instructors 
less than Southern does." Babcock 
said. "Bui many also pay professors 
far more tiian we do. If I were an 
academic dean outside of an Adven- 
lisl institution, I would make three 
times what 1 do now, minimum. In 
order to work here al Southern, a 
tparher has to R3v This is mv min- 

istry. The money is less importiinl 
to me than being able to provide a 
religious education for students.'" 

"Andrews University no longer 
follows the denominational scale," 
Babcock said. "They now pay high- 
er than the scale. This change is a 
recent thing." 

Babcock calls Southern's system 
of pay "rather simple" in compari- 
son to other universities. "At other 
institutions, a doctorate in account- 
ing is paid more than a doctorate in 
education, even if they are of the 
same rank." Babcock said that at 
these universities, teachers basical- 
ly "negotiate their own salaries" 
according to what they are worth. 

Babcock said that one thing 
Southern provides its teachers with 
in addition to its salary is "a gener- 
ous professional growth 
allowance." This is used for paying 
for a trip to a professional conven- 
tion or for buying tiie supplies nec- 
essary for teaching. A full professor 
gels $2,704 per year, an associate 
$2,158, and an assistant $1,638. 
Babcock explains that most Adven- 
tist universities offer much less in 
growth allowances, sometimes only 
about $500 per year. 

There is one school, Walla 
Walla College, that pays slightly 
more in growth allowances, but at a 
recent meeting it was decided that 
their budget must be cut by one mil- 
lion dollars." Babcock said. 


Tinirsd^iy. Ft|„ 

Dorms seeking students 
with leadership qualities 

Applications available for next year's resident assistants 

The residence halls are looking 
for residenl assistants for next 
school year. 

"Most people think you're there 
lo enforce rules," said Selwin Abra- 
ham, rt-siilcnl ;tssisl,-inl in Talge 
II. ill I'.iii 1 iliii.i .1 ;'nuiJ resident 
''..,■ ■ ili;it; assist! 

I Unnr.l. ,., I ll.lldlCr Hall 

KA, says iIk.I licinK an RA has 
yivi-n hiT ilie opportunity to "meet 
and share Christ with" the women 

ships each semester. Aside from 
those worships, they are required 
to attend special RA worships and 
dorm staff meetings. 

Tliey also maintain some form of 
communication with their resi- 
dents. In Talge. for example, there 
are bulletin boards on each hall. 
Thatcher RA's have both bulletin 
boards on their halls and ouLside 
their rooms. They do room check 
three nights a week and every other 
weekend on their own hall, and 
sometimes on the hall of another 
RA who may have the night off. 

Both dorms are seeking well- 
rounded students to perform this 
Important task. 

Beverly Erieson. associate dean, 
describes the ideal RA as a "self- 
reliant, mature individual," Like- 
wise, Jeff Erhard. 

looking for students who are "out- 
going," and "spiritual leaders." 

Resident assistant applicants 
must have a grade point average of 
2.5 or above. Other leadership 
experience, such as being a resi- 
dent assistant in academy or hold- 
ing a student association office, is a 

Experience working in the 
dorm is helpful for applicants. 
Many RAs started working in the 
dorms as janitors, desk workers or 
maintenance people. This proves 
their work ethic to the deans. 

"We're looking for guys who can 
lead," Erhard said. He commended 
this year's staff for their excellence. 
Despite the hurdles, the staff this 
year "really pulled together," 
Erhard said. 

All in a clay's work 

staff ptiotographer/ Brittany Ri 
These men work on the roof of one of the apartments e 
Southern Village site. 

No money left in the piggyban] 

Students across country falling into credit card debl 

By Kristen Snvman 

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Is responsible for their 
■ avi rage unpaid balances 
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Uiiiv.Tsiiy »r lluuslun's Profes- 
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trying til 

inakr fasy iiiiui<>y ai ilu- expense of 
Ini- luliirc 111 uulyuun^: Americans." 
Bui Ixinks arc not the only ones 
KCIlini; tree money Many colleges 
gel millions of dollars in royalties 
and make money off student and 
alumni debt. Colleges get this 

money by letting credit card compa- 
nies on their campus and supplying 
them with names, .iddresses and 
phone niiiiibrt ..f ludi mk f,i, ulty. 
and alluiiiii - ' i :, ' \ ■ ,,!. ihe 
leading b.ial n.^is 

with Univnsih. ,,„ ii ,,. I n!\, isily 
of Olllalioma and University of 
Knoxville are First USA and MBNA. 
Mitzi Pool, a student at Universi- 
ty of Central Oklahoma, called her 
mother crying one niglil. She had 
lost her job. rackeil up S:t,l)l)l) of 
credit caril debt and didnl know 
what to do. Iter iiioin assured her 
Ulal they'd go mei llie biiK fig- 
urcsomelhinKuiil When she hung 
up. Pool, then l,s. spiTad hiT bills 

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Credit c,„,l ,U-lji i,k„ ,,|ag„es 
Southern's campus. Many Soutliern 
students are very familiar widi the 
term "maxed-out" when referring lo 
credit cards. 

Heather Flynt, senior mass com- 
munications' major and owner of 8 
credit cards, is currently in debt. 

"At first it was only for emer- 
gency use. Tlien it got me home 
when 1 needed to use Uie credit 
card for brakes or gas," Flynt said. 
Pretty soon It got lo the point that 
It was just sheer splurging." 

According to PIRG, while 79 per- 
cent of all students use credit cards 
lor multiple purposes, only 3 per- 
cent limit credit card use to emer- 

David Warden, junior mass corn- 

major and student 
association presiclent. also is very 
familiar with the feeling of being in 

"I was $27,000 in debt," he said. 
While in die Navy, and holding two 
other jobs. Warden decided he was 
so sick of seeing bills that he start- 
ed lo send whole checks to pay 
them off. In October of 1998, he was 
proud to be debt free. 

Jennifer Page, freshman public 
relations major, has just applied for 
her first credit card. 

"1 have lo use it in moderation, 
only when needed," Page said. "If I 
don't have the cash to back it up, 
llien I'm not going to use it." 

11iat may be easy lo say, but 
many students are not able lo exer- 
cise such discipline. 

Bert Coolidge, professor in the 
School of Business and Manage- 
ment, teaches students in personal 
fimuice class about credit cards and 
how to use Ihem wisely. 

"It's a pretty powerful little piece 
of plastic." Coohdge said. "There 
are dozens of opportunities lo have 
520,000 or more in auUiorized cred- 
it, frhe companies) encourage you 
lo pay no more than minimum bal- 
ance, which is 5 percent of tile bal- 
ance or less. It can literally take 
years lo pay it off. By dien, you 
dont remember what you bought 
and you've probably paid two or 
Ihree times it's original price." 

So how are students persuaded 
to aiiply lor credit cards? The free t- 
shirts. Frisbees. coffee mugs and 
boldes of soda do help their cause 
but credit card vendors have turned 
their sales pilch into a science. 

If a student says. "I'm afrnid 1 
may go into debl. die solicitor says. 

"Now is the perfect lime to learn 
how to manage credit." 

Once a student has been 
coerced into applying for a credit 
card, the urge to use it again and 
again "promotes almost an addictive 
behavior." Coolidge said. "It's very 
easy to use. Once you get SlO, S15, 
or S20,000 in debt, it can really 
become overwhelming. It doesn't 
appear there's any way out." 

Laurie Snyman, a social worker, 

"It's a real power thing." Snyman 
said. "We soothe how we feel about 
ourselves by spending. It's like an 

Wliile a typical credit line is 
S500, Manning has seen them go up 
to as high as $10,000 for students 
under 21 years old. 

"It wasn't a problem when the 
credit industi-y was offering $200. 
$300. or $500 to students," he said. 

At Southern, there are no ven- 
dors crowding the promenade and 
the university doesn't make billions 
from banks. However, credit card 
ads still bombard students. 

Just last week in the new circular 
"Steamttmnels." there was a credit 
card advertisement inserted inside 
Last year, half a page of the newspa- 
per was devoted to a credit card 
advertisement. The free college 
packs delivered to dorm rooms 
include at least one credit card 

They're in magazines, in the 
mail, and at the mall. America 
almost insists you have one. A good 
credit record is a critical part of get- 
ting ahead. Having good credit 
enables us to rem a car. mortgage a 
home, or gel a job. 

Debbie Nieves. member servic- 

es representative for tiie II 
legedale Credit Union, explain!! 
credit card system for studenliB 
have an account at CCU. 

According lo Nieves, 
cards are handled very i 
TTiey are given based an 
and credit report. If a sludt'i' 
never had credit or 
they may get a s, 
secured Visa lets you set whii| 
limit you want. 

But in order lo do tiiat si 
must also deposit that sameM 
into a secured account so ill 
aren't able lo make a paymaT 
money in the secur 
guarantee the card. This heig 
eslablisii good credit. If die i 
continues to make tlieir pa)J 
on timi'. they may request If 
unsecured card, 'nie rcqo^ 
then have to go through dieu* 
be approved. _ 

So what's being done ab«l| 
problem of companies hawBi 
dents with credit cards? 

"At least half a dozens 
including Tennessee, are It*** 
laws that would limit cr* 
solicitations on campus-a i 
could keep students from 
ing their futures," said Ra! 
CBS news correspondent. 

The General Accountine_ 
and Congress also are in 
case. Many students m- ,■ 
taken in by slick credit OJ| 
dors. If Uiey aren't careful, il "" 
lake long before they »»". 
selves over their head in ^ 
dents need to approach ere 
with caution, discipline an" 
trol. The credit card itself"* 
It's how students choose IJ 
it that can get them in Ir""' 

Tliursday, Fcbruaiy 8, 2001 


Tiie Southern Accc 

Nonprofit organizations respond 
to Bush faith-based program 


By Khisten Snvman 

Most people like the word "free 
money." but when it comes to bring- 
ing church and state closer, together, 
it's a "whole 'nother ball game." 

On Jan. 29. President George W. 
Bush unveiled the details of his pro- 
posal to fund religious charities, say- 
ing that faith-based programs and 
community groups "have proven their 
power to save and change lives." 
Bush's plan also includes tax incen- 
tives and liability protection to 
CDCOurage more charitable giving. 

But this new proposal seems to 
have more potential problems 
attached than benefits. It has already 
caused conflict between conserva- 
tives and liberals. 

Dennis Pettibone, a history profes- 
sor at Southern Adventist University 
who stays informed on religious liber- 
ty issues, said that James Madison, 
when Patrick Henry was proposing 
something similar, said it was "well to 

take alarm at the first experiment 
with our liberties." 

And many have done just that. 

Critics feel this is a breaking down 
of constitutional rights that will only 
lead to more problems down the road. 

The First Amendment was intend- 
ed to create a separation between reli- 
gion and government, not a massive 
new bureaucracy that unites the two." 
said Rev. Barry Lynn, an attorney and 
United Church of Christ minister. 

A plan to allow faith-based welfare 
organizations to compete for federal 
grants will be difficult to implement in 
a way that preserves separation of 
church and state, said Dr. Clarence 
Hodges, religious liberty and public 
affairs director for the Seventh-day 
Adventist Church in North America. 

While the Adventist Development 
and Relief Agency (ADRA) will not be 
affected because it is an international 
entity, charities like the Community 
Service Centers. Van Ministries and 
other ministries will. 

"This is a matter that must be 
watched very closely." Hodges said. 
"President Bush has made it very 
clear that these federal grants will not 
fund religious enterprises, but only 
those social services that are clearly 
humanitarian in nature. While we 
would prefer to keep the separation 
between church and state as clear as 
possible, this is an item we can live 
with if the proper safeguards are 

"It can fund the soup, it can fund 
the shelter, it shouldn't fijnd the 
Bibles." said Stephen Goldsmith, 
when talking about federal grants that 
will be given to religious charities. 
Goldsmith, who is the former mayor 
of Indianapolis, will advise Bush on 
these church-state charity issues and 
also vnW serve on the board of the 
Corporation for National Service. 

The religious groups will have 
guidelines to follow in order to use 
the federal money. They cannot use 
the money tor religiou: 

worship or proselytizing. They must 
serve clients no matter what religion 
they might be and if the client is 
uncomfortable with the way the 
organization is run. they must refer 
them to an alternative organization, 

Critics argue that it will be impos- 
sible to run their organizations 
according to these rules and regula- 

"You can't just turn off religion 
when the spigot opens and there's a 
federal dollar coming out. ahd then go 
back to being religious when it's a pri- 
vate dollar. That is not how these 
faith-based organizations, in fact. 
work," Lynn said. "It could hurt vol- 
unteerism and it could hurt this 
whole ecumenical spirit of churches, 
synagogues, temples, mosques all 
working together in America's inner 
cities, because if you're going to use a 
competitive model, this is not the 
place to do it. This is not like you're 
buying hammers, you know, over at 
the Defense Department trying to get 

the lowest bidder." 

While Bush insists that religiou: 
liberty will not be at stake, many peo 
pie feel that it will be impossible to no 
blur the separation of church ant 
state no matter how many firewall; 

"It's going to be very difficult to d{ 
it in a way that's fair to everyone, com 
mented Pastor Marshall SL Johns o 
the Wayside Presbyterian Church ii 
Signal Mountain. Tenn. "It's not i 
good Idea for the government to sup 
port religious enterprises. But, a lot o 
the problem lies in the details of hov 
they do it." 

Whichever way it is viewed, thi 
new proposal challenges traditiona 
notions and could lead to somethinf 
that will eventually jeopardize reli 
gious liberty in the United Stales. 

"We keep chipping away at thi 
wall of the separation of church an( 
state," said Pettibone. "It's just om 
less stone in the wall." 

College Press gets new equipment Diabetes continues to 

Six-color Lithrone press purchased 

New high-speed printing press 
brings life and business to College 
Press replacing outdated methods. 

The new press is a lithrone and 
can print on paper up to 40 inches 
across, a great increase from the pre- 
vious 26 inches that the old printer 
allowed. The new press also prints in 
six colors, while the old press used 
four colors. The new two options 
allow the press to use lacquers and 
enhancing colors to give the finished 
material more brilliant and pro- 
nounced colors. 

The press prints 13,000 pages per 
hour depending on paper size and the 
counter on the press reveals that over 
16 million prints have already been 
made since the College Press pur- 
chased the press. 

The press would have cost close to 
S2 million when it was new but the 
press manager William Vargas was 
able to purchase the press for 

According to Vargas the new press 
really upgrades the College Press to 
something that can compete with 
otiier commercial printing business- 

"Our main goal is to print com- 
mercial jobs," he said. With his 
extended options he now expects to 
solicit jobs within a 100-mile circle 
around Chattanooga. 

The College Press has been 
behind Southern Adventist University 
since 1917 and has been a key in 
printing material for the University as 
well as die General Conference but 
also prints for customers from Chat- 
tanooga, New England and Washing- 
ton State. These materials travel from 
tiie press to countries in Africa. Rus- 
sia. South America and Europe. 

Along with the new press, there 
have been other additions to the Col- 
lege Press that allow it to be the only 
press in Chattanooga to have a design 
to delivery system. This means that 
the press can start from nothing and 
design the material on computer at 
the press and print it in-house. The 
paper is then collated, bound and cut 
into proper book size before being 
mailed from the press to its arranged 

The press currently produces and 
mails close to 175,000 pieces of mass 
mailings each month. 

According to Vargas the press has 

a good supply of steady clientele, but 
it is expanding its customer base by 
sending press representatives to con- 
ventions such as Adventist Laymen 
Services, Inc. and teacher conven- 
tions. This has expanded the cus- 
tomer range to California, Florida, 
and Michigan, 

With the new press comes a new 
image and Vargas has plans to change 
the name of the press to Southern 
Graphic. He says that Southern's uni- 
versity status allows the name to 
change to something that exudes a 
more professional image. 

"The ti-aditional thought is that the 
press is run only for the college or 
only by college students," he says. 
"We want to change that into some- 
thing that will portray us as a com- 
mercial press." 

Vargas reports that there has been 

since he became manager. The cur- 
rent revenue is around $1-4 million 
per year but Vargas is aiming for $3 
milLon next year. 

"Not too many people know what 
we do down here." he says. "We 
encourage teachers and anyone else 
to visit and see what we can do," 

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Most college students In Uie Unit- 
ed Stales know what AIDS is and a 
growing number of college students 
understand the handicapped, But 
how many college students know 
what diabetes is? Let's take a look at 

According to the American Dia- 
betes Association, 15.7 million peo- 
ple, or 5.9 percent of the total popula- 
tion of the United States, are diabetic. 

Of that 5.9 percent, 5.4 million peo- 
ple live undiagnosed, 15.6 million are 
between the age of 20 to 65 and 8.1 
million are women. 

Of Uie 8.1 million women with dia- 
betes 3 to 5 percent of pregnancies 
will result in death of the newborn; 
the rate for women who do not have 
diabetes in 1.5 percent. If these num- 
bers shocked you then you are not 
alone. Why? Because (in an unoffi- 
cial poll) many Southern students do 
not know tiiat diabetes was the sev- 
enth leading cause of death in 1996. 

To save lives the National Dia- 
betes Education Program was set up 
by the National Institutes of Health 
and the Ct-nltT^ for Itisi^ast- Control, 
(JtR- ni the NDEPs ubju 

lublic a 

s of the 

ijf (liabfles, its risk factors, 
■nlial slralcgies for prevent- 
■ii-s and ils complications," 

:.,■ sliKiciils should be no 

l-jok at the NUIiP's program. "When 
people are knowledgeable about 
something then they are more under- 

standing." he said. 

Diabetes mellitus, according u 
the American Diabetes Association, i 
"a group of diseases characterized In 
high levels of blood glucose resulting 
from defects in insulin secretion 
insulin action, or both." 

In layman terms this means that : 
person cannot control insulin releasi 
or does not make insulin to release 
and this results in what is called "hlgl 

Tliere are two main types of dia 

Type 1 diabetes is insulin depend 
ent. which means that the persoi 
with type 1 diabetes must injec 
insulin into the body to control bloot 
sugar levels. 

Type 2 diabetes is not insutii 
dependent. People with type 2 dia 
betes control their blood sugar by liv 
ing a balanced life — eating right am 

Type 1 diabetes usually occur; 
when a person is young, 

Type 2 diabetes is more prevalen 
among adults, which is why it wa- 
once called adult-onset diabetes 
However. Type 2 diabetes is on th< 
rise in the United States not onl; 
among adults but also children. 

So you are thinking, what doe: 
this have to do with me? Well, if 8.1 
percent ofsdl people age 20 to 65 havi 
diabetes, then that means that a goo( 
percentage of those people are col 
lege age. Diabetics are your class 
rnairs, your friends, and if slalislic 


■ lypi.- diahi-l 

()• Tlie Southern Accent 


Thursday, Februan' 8 ' 

Silencing the masses: censorship at Southern 

" .._... _,_. .1. ^„.^n« what we not condone the attendance 

Br Jennifer Wearner 

slop there. Movie Gallery is yet 
another venue that promotes sinful- 
ness. If you ever venture In there, 
you would see an array of videos 

The other day I was passing by ^ _ . 
■Bi-Lo and saw a faculty member widi ratings ranging from PG-13 
driving out of the parking lot. his r and NC-17, maybi 

filled with groceries. Do you 
realize that this grocery store sells 
alcoholic beverages, caffeine, 
tobacco products and also meat? 
Wliat was this Pillar of SAU doing 
at such a place? What on earlh 
could they bave needed to buy 
from thai sKtre diat is not available 
at the Village Market? Nothing 
wholesome, thai is for sure. Tills 
store, Bi-U, is one of tbc many 
examples of blalanl niarkcling of 
sin. 'Hie only grocer in our Col- 
legedale area that any upright Sev- 
enlli DayAdvcnlisI should promote 
istbf VillaK<'Mark.-l. Kvenlheso- 

As you can see. there are many 
invasions of worldliness into our 
mecca of sanctity, and there are 
ways to stop it. We can avoid many 
of these sins by boycotting places 
like Golden Gallon, Bi-Lo. Winn- 
Dixie and Movie Gallery, even Fit- 

book) that says exacdy what 
can and cannot print in the South- 
ern Accent. Tlie rules are rather 
unspoken and are rarely brought 
up unless a writer or editor has 
gone against the standard. 

For instance, there has been dis- 
cussion about whether or not the 
Lifestyles/Features page should 
promote certain concerts or not. I 
wonder if it is the concerts that are 
being debated or if it is more a 
question of the particular' 


motion picture theatres..."? I do 
not know of a single instance where 
a student, or faculty member for 
that matter, has been punished for 
going to a movie. Please correct 
me if I am wrong. 

If the majority is doing some- 
thing, does that mean it is right? 
No. of course not. But 1 ask you 
anotlier question, if the handbook 
speaks against something, does 
that mean that it is wrong? I think 

I wish that it were easier to 
decide where to draw lines. It 
seems to me that too many pepole 
have an "all or none" mentality. 

Southern Adventist University 
is not a publicly funded institudon, 
but what does that mean in regards 
to freedom of speech? What does 
free speech mean at an institution 
like ours? Where do we draw the 
line? What should we print and not 

I think it is the responsibility of 
the paper, especially the "Features" 
section, to advertise the upcoming 

1 thes 

ind to y 

3 the 

g;!-- ■■■i.i:i- i'l". -.filly they 

bavi- ill. „|, K.i-, „iiil >4..uiUii-als, but 
what else arc you gelling willl this 
so-called "good deal"? The conven- 
ience mart inside of RaceTrac sells 
questionable lliings, such as tobac- 
co products, alcoholic beverages, 
and prophylactics. By buying gaso- 
line here, you are promoting 
drunkenness, emphysema and 
exlra-marital rdalions. I will also 

this other 


Ciilled Golden tiallon, which i: 
only guilty of pushing the same sin; 
ful products, but also has a name 
that is dangerously similar lo Gold- 
en Calf. 

You would think thai sin in our 
grocery stores and gas stations 
would be too much, bul it doesn't 

Zone, which is open on ihe Sabbath 
and displays scantily clad men and 
women in ils front window. We can 
also help this cause by voting lo 
pass laws that ban the sale of beer 
in our city limits, 

Over the past few weeks I have 
been noticing more and more the 
rules and regulaliims on campus. I 
am u<il Hiiinginnij nitn bashing the 
■ ilie rules they- 

sce fil lo set, bul I would like to 
mention here a few things that 
have been weighing on my mind, 
naybe the readers, faculty. 

the past, there has been a weekly 
calendar of events in the Features 
section, and it has "advertised" the 
different shows & concerts at ven- 
ues ranging from the Tivoli The 
aire lo Rhythm & Brews. The name 
"Rhythm & Brews" alone has 
stirred up some sort of cosmic 
problem, vrith people on c 
the fence saying that it 
promote a show at a venue that 
serves alcohol. The other side says 
that it is ridiculous to exclude 
shows or concerts because they 
and that 

e held a 

students and community members readers have to make their 

could send input and feedback. choice. This brings me to another 

question. Why, in the handbook, 

does it state tliat Southern "...does 

readers informed of different 
tilings going on. I also believe that 
it is the responsibility of the reader 
lo make the choice of what they 
Why are we not allowed to print 
scheduled events for certain ven- 
ues, such as Rhythm & Brews 
{undoubtedly the most controver- 
sial venue). Lizard Lounge, Jacobs 
Ladder, or even Southside Jazz 

Is it because these venues serve 

alcohol? Is it because they allow 

smoking there? I am simply trying 

lo understand why we ban certain 

things, while participating in many 

e has of the others that could be just as 

:osmic harmful, I guess it depends on how 

side of you look at things. Maybe you look 

evil to at all of these venues as "avenues 

le that for sin", and are afraid of venturing 

out into this part of the world. If 

that is the case, then I suggest that 

you take a look at the everyday 

things that you do that could lead 

down the same path. 

TJtis is a special features column. 

Two Southern 

Adventist University 
I Valentines Day 
'^ Banquet tickets: $30 

" One bouquet of a 
dozen roses: $35 

rental fori 
the night:\ 

The moment 
she says she's 
not interested... 

Dear Sholly 

I have a BIG problem. I v 
to ask this guy to the banqu 
he decided to ask my good frie;^ 
My friend knew for weeks ij- 
wanted to ask this guy in \\,^ ■ 
quet and she even encourauiii 
to ask. And you know whji | 
pened? She said to me that sin- 
seriously thinking about accep 
his invitation and thought ii wji 
frm to go to the banquet wiih a ^- 1 
She asked me if I cared if she w 
to the banquet with him and I 
her it was her decision. Howci 
she do this to me? 

Banquet Reject 

Dear Banquet Reject 
I understand that you think yo 
friend might have befrayed y 
trust by seriously considering 
even probably accepting this gi 
invitation to go to the banquet^ 
did however leave the choice U[" 
her and she thought your n 
lant attitude meant that you w 
okay with it. You needed to be be 
est from the get-go and tell her(h 
you would feel terribly uncomfoil 
able and upset if she decided loa 
to the banquet with this particul 
guy. However, your friend faiWll 
realize that if she put herselfi 
"your shoes" then she wod 
understand that you would be qu 
devastated knowing tliat s 
going with this guy you t 
about for weeks on end. You nfl^ 
to tell your friend the fruth a! 
your feelings. Whether she got 
doesn't go is up to her. She 
choose whether she i 
your feelings or not. In future rd 
erence, it is ALWAYS importanl| 
matter what s 
be honest and truthful with j^ 
friends. Hopefully your friend J 


e and tf 


guy no, and take you 
quet so both of you can enjoy 

Top 10 
reasons why to|| 
tens are stup 

10. They're not iiinny (espf 
this one). « 

9. Countdowns were meai«l 
space shuttle launches. 

8. Leave them for L^^f", 
that's why he gets paid m*"! 
dollars. .if 

7. Top ten according to »*«J 

6. We've about covered f™ 
topic. .^« 

5. Did I mention that they"! 
funny? ,^m 

4. Tliey were oltay the 6^"] 

3. The Accent could u* 

space for Far Sides. . j 


1.' People from Honda »'! 
get conliised when it o><^ \ 
ranking system. 

.Tliursday, February 8, 2001 


The Soutliem Accent 


Relaxing i 

I chair across the 

1 our neighbor's 

,_, I watch as my wife and Ms. 

' Sauhly* cautiously pick up 

a girls, one month old. 

i. Sauhly is a widow and foster 

parent with the 

State of Tennessee. 

She gently cradles 

child number 30 in 

ms. while 



comfortably in my 
wife's bosom. 
As I observe the 

The Third: Meeting where you are 

dling these tender 
1 of joy, my heart simultane- 
y rejoices and is heavy. 
jearchingly, I watch as the two 
•n— neither of whom the birth 
;r — handle the children as 
igh they were their own. 
i 1 peer into these innocent 
, realize they're as close to 
tion as a human can be — no 
s. no influences, just two !it- 
s depending on the next pair 

;re's conversation between 
0. but my thoughts drift to 
'slaurant scene from earlier in 

1 looking at a group of adults. 
"Hie discussion seems meaning- 
but their internal despair 
/s on their countenances. 
itenances affected by worry, 
influence and the daily regime of 
maturity. No hands to assist. 

Die more I stare at those help- 
! litde girls, the more I thinlt 
about each of us — helpless in a sin- 
ful state, 

e Ms. Sauhly unwrapping 
the swaddling from Baby Terresse 
(#30), The baby stretches and 

I strained whine-sounding 
like the formation of a cry, but not 
quite. She's hungry. 

My wife unwraps Sherresse 
(#31). This is no time to discuss 
abandonment or drug abuse; the 
babies are hungry. 

My thoughts overtake me in 
w^htiness. How can a mother not 
carejbr her children ? 

r Savior longs to care for 

exjM-ession of His tender love and 

Praise God for the state pro- 
grams-they give hope to children 
; these. Our heavenly Par- 

II never give us up. I want 
you to know something, friend. 
'esus loves you right now. 

Right where you are- 
Find peace in „.^ 

His^hearL You're priceless 

system — even the 

finest — we are categorized numeri- 

When diere are times where 
you feel like just another number, 
'ry talking to your heavenly Par- 
ents Whose love and mercy are so 
™ep. the numbers 30 and 31 refer- 
ence the hairs on your head (Matt 
, 1030. Uke 12:7). 

*Name has been changed. 

■ David Warden is a senior 
^ass communications major He is 
■< Student Association president. 

The Third, as the second serv- 
ice of Sabbath morning held in lies 
RE. Center has come to be known, 
holds by far more Southern stu- 
dents than any other sanctuary in 
the area come Sabbath morning. 
The location may be the key factor 
in tliis due to shortage of trans- 
portation to go other places but 
Mike Fulbright, associate pastor 
and coordinator for the Third, 
attributes it to their drama, contem- 
porary music, video clips and stag- 
ing props. 

"We want the Third to be a place 
where you can encounter Christian 
teaching that is shared in a form of 
culture you're familiar \vidi-lively, 
fun, challenging," Fulbright said of 
their mission for the Tliird, 

Tradition beyond the order and 
components of the service aren't 
the things likely to be found at the 
Third, but most students don't 
seem to mind. 

"(The Third's atmosphere is) 
spiritual enough for me to get a 
blessing," said Dan Pomar, sopho- 
more social work major. "I like the 
music and I like how it's geared to 
the students. It's not traditional, not 
long and drawn out." 

Students also like the Third 
because it is geared toward them. 

"I like it because it keeps me 
awake and is geared for college stu- 
dents," said Dusti DeVries, sopho- 
more accounting major. 'The 
drama and sermons make good 
points and most of the time put a 
smile on my face and thoughts into 

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Jamey Houghton, sophomore public relations major; Rachel Koniorowski, junior art major; Maribel 
Echevarria, junior administrative management major; and Jason Henry, sophomore general studies 
major, lead song service at the Third. 

^y Ijead.- tion major. "I like to be able to hear call Pastor Mike Fulbright at_ the 

"Hike the Third, but the music the person next to me." 
can be too loud." said Lyndi For more information about the 

Boisvert, junior elementary educa- Third or how you can be involved, 

Collegedale Church at 396-2134. 

God's perfection shown in unperfect beings 

In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is 
a school that caters to learning dis- 
abled children. 

At a Chush fundraising dinner, 
the fatiier of a Chush child deliv- 
ered a speech. After extolling tiie 
school and its dedicated staff, he 
cried out, "What is the perfection in 
my son, Shay? Everything God does 
is done with perfection. But my 
child cannot understand tilings as 
other children do. My child cannot 
remember facts and figures as 
other children do. Where is God's 

TTie audience was shocked by 
die question, pained by tiie fetiier's 
anguish and stilled by tiie piercing 
query "I believe." the father 
answered, "tiiat when God brings a 
child like tfiis into the worid, die 
perfection that he seeks is in Uie 
way people react to tiiis child." 

He then told the following story 
about his son Shay: 

One afternoon. Shay and his 
fatiier walked past a park where 
some boys Shay knew were playing 
baseball. Shay asked. "Do you tiiink 
they will let me play?" 

Shay's father knew that most 
boys would not want him on tiieir 
team. But Shay's father understood 
that if his son was chosen to play, it 

would give him a comfortable sense 
of belonging. 

Shay's father approached one of 
tiie boys in tiie field and asked if 
Shay could play The boy_ looked 
around for guidance from his team- 
Getting none, he took matters 
into his own hands and said. "We 
are losing by six runs and the game 
is in die eightii inning. I guess he 
can be on our team and well try to 
put him up to bat in the nintii 

Shay's father was ecstatic as 
Shay smiled broadly Shay was told 
to put on a glove and go out to play 
short center field. 

In the bottom of the eighth 
inning. Shay's team scored a few 
runs but was still behind by tiiree. 
In the bottom of tiie ninth inning. 
Shay's team scored again and now 
had two outs and the bases loaded 
witii tiie potential mnning run on 

Shay was scheduled to be up. 
Would tiie team actually let Shay bat 
at tiiis juncture and give away tiieir 
chance to win tiie game? 

Surprisingly. Shay was given tiie 
bat Everyone knew tiiat it was all 
but impossible, because Shay didn t 
even know how to hold tiie bat prop- 

erly, let alone hit with it. 

However, as Shay stepped up to 
the plate, tiie pitcher moved a few 
steps to lob the ball in softiy, so 
Shay would at least be able to make 

The first pitch came, and Shay 
swung clumsily and missed. One of 
Shay's teammates came up to Shay 
and togetiier they held the bat and 
faced the pitcher waiting for the 

The pitcher again took a few 
steps forward to toss tiie ball softiy 
toward Shay As the pitch came in, 
Shay and his teammate swung at 
the ball and together tiiey hit a slow 
ground ball to the pitcher 

The pitcher picked up tiie soft 
grounder and could easily have 
thrown the ball to tiie first baseman. 
Shay would have been out and that 
would have ended the game. 
Instead, tiie pitcher took the ball 
and tiirew it on a high arc to right 
field, far beyond reach of the first 

Everyone started yelling, "Run 
to first Run to first" Never In his 
life had Shay run to first 

He scampered down the base- 
line, wideeyed and startled. By the 
time he reached first base, the right 
fielder had the ball. He could have 

I the ball to the second base- 
man who could tag out Shay, who 
was still running. 

But the right fielder understood 
what the pitcher's intentions were. 
so he threw the ball high and far 
over the tiiird baseman's head. 

Everyone yelled, "Run to sec- 
ond, run to second." Shay ran 
towards second base as the runners 
ahead of him deliriously circled the 
bases towards home. 

As Shay reached second base, 
the opposing short stop ran to him, 
turned him in the direction of third 
base and shouted, "Run to tiiird." 

As Shay rounded third, tfie boys 
fi-om both teams ran behind him 
screaming, "Shay, run home." Shay 
ran home, stepped on home plate 
and all 18 boys lifted him on their 
shoulders and made him the hero, 
as he had just hit a "grand slam" and 
won the game for his team. 

That day," said the fatiier softiy. | 
with tears now rolling down his 
face, "those 18 boys reached their 
level of God's perfection." 

This story was taken Jrom the 

Thursvlay, Feljruan* H, '^ 


P.O. Box 370 

CoUcgedale, TN 37315 

newsroom: (423)238.2721 

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fax: (423) 238-2441 


Banquet ticket shortage not 
fault of social vice president 

One week ago today saw a rare 
event occur at Southern Adventist 
University , . . ticl<els to the yearly 
Student Association Valentine's 
Banquet sold 
fc'oing on sale. 


An extraordinary occurrence. 

Aji unnecessary rage. 

That's. rieht, an unnecessary 
rage. For the last few day: 
Social Vice Presidi 

1 hours ( 

I liiramie Bpr- 

10 consider, none which fall within 
the realm of Vice President Bar- 
ber's area of responsibility. 

There are at least two hundred 
more students here this semester 
than there were last year at this 

Vice President Barber does not 
have the final say on the SA budget, 
which could potenUally let him pur- 
chase more tickets; that is the deci- 
=i"n of the SA Senate. 

There has been less print adver- 

Letters to the editor 

Please dorft leave convocation early 

i r has been falsely blamed for Ihe TT^ere has been ess pnm ^a^er- 

■'" of SA Valentine's Ban- tismg this year for the SA Valen 

** Banquet than there — ■" 

insulted and patronized by individu- 
als who chose not to get ticl<ets in 

previous years. Once aRain, that is 
under the area of responsibility of 
the public relations director, not 

'""iTiis is shameless behavior Vice-President Barber. 

against Vice President Barber. Finally, the Accent would like^ 

ially if c 

considers the fol- number of Valen- 
uiiiickels sold in recent 
luur hundred. For that 
i.U iwo weeks to sell the 
I I'vcn then there were 

i;is never been any rea- 
uvcr three hundred tick- 
. iirrent student demand. 
iirkels have never sold 

embrace the following words of SA 
Senator Troy A. Ondrizek, who 
wrote a letter to the editor this 

"No one except for a select few 
really know and understand how 
hard Laramie works for this school 
and I think everyone should know 
that and let Liu^inie rest in peace." 

Vice President Barber has risen 
above and beyond the call of duty 
this year to fuirdl the responsibili- 
ties of the office he was elected to. 
It is time to give him the respect he 

Dear Editor, 

After having attended this 
school for three years. I feell must 
comment on one of the grossest 
public relations blunders I have 

I am terribly embarrassed by the 
treatment given to visiting assembly 
(excuse me. I guess it's convocation 
now) speakers by a small group of 
students who insist on leaving con- 
vocation precisely at Ui50. This 
action is very rude and inconsider- 
ate and it reflects badly on South- 

For our non-Adventist speakers. 
speaking at our convocation is prob- 
ably the first, if not the only expo- 
sure they have to Seventh-Day 
Advenlists and walking out on them 
doesn't exactly give a good first 

After thinking about the situa- 
tion for a little bit, 1 can come up 
ith only two good reasons to leave 
convocation before the speaker is 

The first and most obvious rea- 
1 is that students have a 12:00 


) the 

Since Southern has gone 
trouble of requiring students to 
attend convocation, it would seem 
that the administration could easily 
any class tardiness due to 
convocation attendance. The oppos- 

ing argument here is that students 
would then use assembly as an 
excuse to be late to every noon 
class on Thursday. 

This is at most a minor problem 
to any teacher worth their salt. It 
would not be a problem if teachers 
were required to attend convocation 
as well, but 1 won't go there. 

The second reason is that some 
students may have a job that 
requires them to start precisely at 

Again, all on-campus jobs should 
be able to excuse students who 
arrive late because of assembly. 

For off-campus jobs, the admin- 
istration should give a little leeway 
with their convocation attendance 

As far as our school is con- 
cerned, it is more desirable for one 
or two students to get out of attend- 
ing convocation than for our school 
to be embarrassed when 50 people 
get up and leave during a convoca- 

If one or two people cannot 
obtain a petition and must be at 
work, then it won't hurt for these 
few to walk out and forego the cred- 

Many programs g:ive convoca- 
tion credit, and one or two lost cred- 
its won't hurt any. 

The sad reality of the s 

that most of the students who le 
convocation early go straight to ti] 
cafeteria to avoid the long line. 

There is nothing \vrong \siihJ 
ing to beat the rush, but it should! 
be done at the expense of the co 
vocation speakei 

The lunch line is by far the m 
common reason for leaving e 
and should not be tolerated by J 

To solve this problem, I n 
mend that 
dance slips be accepted until af 
the speaker has finished. 

It seems to me that if Southi 
can go to all the trouble to 
convocation attendance, it c 
ly see to it that convocation s] 
ers be treated \vith respect. 
Southern should not be 
and abetting the rude treatmenl| 
convocation speakers by a 
attendance slips before the s| 
is finished. 

At the very least. 1 1 
my fellow students to si 
respect for convocation speaki 
and not leave early. 1 doubtthataj 
self-respecting student re; 
to get to class that badly 

^ Eyes and ears 

Causing casual anarchy and amending wrongs 

Campus Safety shouldn't give parking 
tickets to Students on the Sabbath 

mittee: why no Christmas ban- 

With a banquet comes The Ask- 
ing. Yes. It is lime to ask (if you 
haven't already). A word of advice 
to any girls who do not want to be 
asked by that i 



disrelish for 
un. rican football. If 
mi ;isk me where 
Is ^\, I'd look you in 
ln' eye and say: 
Rugby." Now there 
s a real man's sport. 
Still. All preju- 
dices aside. I thor- 
oughly enjoy any Siiperbowl party. 
The food. Tlie testosterone. Tlie 
adverts. Superbowl, I believe, is a 
large part of red-blooded American 

Speaking of red-blooded Ameri- 

Dear Editor, 

Ust Friday evening I parked my 
ir in a parking spot between 
Thatcher South and Hickman Sci- 
p Center. On Sabbath morning, I 
found a Campus Safety ticket on my 
windshield. Happy Sabbath to me! 
Apparendy, the spot 1 choose to 
in had been a designated park- 
ing space in the past, but has now 
converted Into an empty space 
yiUuw diagonal lines on it. The 
1 llnw parking lines were not 
-rnrd out enough to tell the dif- 
ur between them and the new 
diagonal lines in the evening. So, I 
parked there. 

My parking ticket said that Cam- 
pus Safety had written It at 1 a.m. 
Sabbath morning. I was very angry 
that Campus Safety would write a 
ticket on die Sabbath. However, I 
went down to their office to pay the 
ticket last week and noticed that 
Eddie Avant was in. I asked to speak 
with him about my ticket, but after 
checking, the receptionist said that 
he did not want to speak to me 
about my ticket. Then, he stepped 
out of his office, and 1 asked him. 
"Mr. Avant, why do you give tickets 
on Sabbath?" He replied, "Because 
people break Uie rules on Sabbath." 
1 think it is very wrong for Campus 

Safely to work in this fesW"! 
Sabbath. They were in tlietai 
of making money. The sp 
in was not a fire lane t 
capped space. I don't believe i>!| 
would have been in llieW"»T 
emergency had arisen. 

I theml 

the price of my ticket. S^* . 
is allowed if it's paid within l»l 
1 believe Campus Safety shoiJJ 
administer action on the » "f 
there is an emergency. 

No one to blame for lack of banquet ticketj 

clK.i j: 

1 culture...V-day looms. And with numbens for 
this day comes the inevitable ban- 
quet (A question to the social com- 

free by order ni i! 
ly they finally li-i- i i : , 
at Bell, who hav, ' ., v.n; 
long lime that il cnsls real uinn«, 
pay operators to look up pli 

Hey. it's the Information Age. 

because die only reason ihey are 
sold out is because of the great loca- 
I tion and much anticipated enter- 
I tainment we are having at the ban- 

quet, all thanks to die great job tiiat 
Laramie did in preparing for this 
banquet. Now. 1 am not one of the 
lucky individuals who are in posses- 
sion of the now coveted tickets. 1 
am out of luck because 1 did not 
take my behind do\vn to the office 
in time to purchase tickets. It is not 
Laramie's fault dial 1 don't have a 
ticket. It is mine, so I will not take 
out my aggressions o 

partv. like Laramie, for " 

In closing. 1 am sas*! 
blame Laramie for not havu* J 
et. No one except for a '<■« 
really know and ""^"f^ 
hard Laramie works lor ' 
and I think everyone sho"^ 
that and let Laramie rest i 
Troy A. Ondrizek 
sophomore, history 

Jliursday. Fcbi 



Whaf s love got to do with it?. 

It had already been a long. Sun- 
gay morning. While everyone on 
the whole campus (or so it seemed) 
was still sleeping, I had gotten up at 

7a.m.. rlressed, bought breakfast at 
the CK for my sister 
and myself, eaten 
and gone up to the 
library to study 

I had been here 
for over 3 hours 
studying and was 
quite tired. But 1 still 
had more to read, so 

When I arrived at the library. I 
ly choice of tables and chose a 
isolated one in the back of 
jtairs so I would not be dis- 
led. As I got up to go and find 

i K^otliL- 

for my research 
Kiliced that, still, even in 
r of the afternoon, there 
[ of empty tables. I won- 


i-turned to my table, 1 
iwo individuals getting 
it down. I wondered if the 
fcplicily of books around the 
p hadn't given away the fact that 
5 indeed occupied by another 
is 1 sat back down in the seat 
5l had been in all morning and 
Et of the afternoon, the exceed- 

ing amount of available table space 
flashed back across my mind. 

Not a word was spoken to me as 
tliese two sat down and began whis- 
pering back and forth. 

In my mind, a mini-conversation 
which should have taken place 
played over and over: "Hi. how are 
you? Is anyone else sitting here? Do 
you mind if we sit down to study 

But it only took place in my 
mind. The loud whispering contin- 
ued and I continued to read and 
highlight. My reading slowed and 
my concenb-ation was hindered by 
the constant back and fortli talking 
that was taking place in my pres- 

I started to fidget a little, but con- 
tinued the slow progress of reading 
and comprehension. Eventually, 
another young man came and 
joined our little "party," sitting down 
in front of me by my books, not 
sending a glance my way or even a 
hello. It was as if I was not even 
there, did not exist at my own table. 

My concentration came to a halt. 
as did my patience. I couldn't sit by 
and listen to these two talk about 
their spring break plans any longer. 
Tlie constant whispering, talking. 
getting up, and slapping of textbook 
pages was grinding my nerves, and 

Before I spoke I chose my words 
very carefully as not to offend any- 
one the way that they had offended 
me. 1 looked up, carefully glancing 
into tlie faces of each character, and 
spoke slowly as to be heard and 

"Excuse me. I have been sitting 
here studying for almost four hours 
without an interruption. You guys 

acknowledge my presence, didn't 
ask whetlier or not I was expecting 
anyone else, and just started talking 
and disrupting me." 

I looked at the last young man to 
join the conversation. "And you, you 
came, sat in front of me, didn't ask if 
you could move my books, no hello. 
hi, or anything, and started talking 
loudly to your friends as if 1 weren't 
even here. That was very rude, and 
1 would appreciate it if I could con- 
tinue to study in peace." 

Red and apologizing, the third 
young man got up and went back to 
his table. The other young man got 
upset, packed his bookbag Qoudly), 
and got up to go elsewhere. The 
young lady stayed (I guess to keep 
me company), but as long as she 
was quiet, I didn't care! 

What was my problem? Was 1 
wrong in addressing lliem? Wliat 

does this story have to do with love? 
Obviously I was treated witli disre- 

Tlie i 

5 sit- 

ting at the table first. In fact. I would 
not have minded scooting over and 
sharing the space widi these indi- 
viduals. However, it was the way I 
was approached that made all tlie 

You see, coming to a Christian 
school, I expect for those with 
whom 1 come in contact every day 
to act in that manner. 1 am not obliv- 
iously naive to the fact that not all 
who call themselves Christians will 
act that way. Just as Jesus said that 
not all who call on His name will be 

But Jesus also talks about love. 
"Beloved, let us love one another; 
for love is of God. and everyone that 
lovetli is born of God and knoweth 
God. He that loveth not, knoweth 
not God, for God is love"(l John 4:7- 

Still, what does love have to do 
with that? If you love someone (and 
Fm not talking about relationship, 
gooey love that you see on the steps 
of Thatcher Hall) as Christ loved 
us — unconditionally — and as broth- 
ers and sisters in Him, then you 
shouldn't have any problem treating 
Ihem with respect. Manners {as in 

Dorft mope on Valentines Day 

almost Valentines Day. Some 

X are really excited, and some 

are dreading the whole occa- 

ft)kav, not everyone is expecting 


an "I love you" card. 



but don't let that 



ruin the day. Valen- 



tines Day can be 
your chance to tell 
someone else you 

AMBKU love them! 

RISIN<il'R I "^^"'^ blame you 

for feeling lonely. 

-.3 but try to think of 


HI' rise on that day besides 


til lliink of all the people 

who liiiv. |(jst a spouse. Some of 


]i;i\i- been married more than 


ii"-^ .iiui now they have no one. 

Tliiiil. about a girl who has 


!■ p["r.i,fnant and her boyfriend 


iiil .ibiiut all those who have 

' d They have memo- 

1 1 Img in front of everyone 

1 md prodaimmg their 

1 for someone expect 


1 be alone again Now 



ing memones of >Lt 

another long,lonely night. 

Yes, the paragraph before this 
one was to make you feel sorry for 
someone else. That usually works 
with most girls. You know that 
motherly sympathetic syndrome 
that is in our blood? It often helps us 
get past our own problems, but 
sometimes causes us to ignore 
them and tha's not anyway to grow, 
believe me. 

I used to run from things. I did- 
n't hesitate too much. I would just 
think to myself Tliis could be 
embarrassing or this could hurt a 
lot." and 1 was out of there! 

A while back I really wanted a 
good lasting relationship. But it 
takes a lot of work. It's not some- 
thing that has room for selfishness. 

If you want the kind of love that 
lasts you've got to be ready to give. 
I've learned that the only way to 
have a trusting relationship is to be 
trustworthy. And it's not just going 
to magically happen on Feb. 14. 

So. don't hold your breath. How 
would anyone be able to trust some- 
one if they think you only look out 
fur yourself? Would you rather have 

a relationship with 
lives by I) at all costs protect your- 
self or 2) love and be dependable? 

1 think the second option is bel- 
ter, don't you? My point is, don't be 
selfish on Feb. 14. Just enjoy anoth- 
er day. If you have! 
love them. If you love t 
they don't know, love them. But 
don't MOPE. It's a waste of time. 

If your problem or fear this 
Valentines Day is llial you think 
you're going to be very depressed 
because you're alone, admit it! 
Don't walk around being a crab to 
everyone and pretending you don't 
know wliat day it is. Then you can 
do somelliing about it. Think of 
someone else's heart. It will cheer 
yours up too! 

If this Valentines Day isn't exact- 
ly what you want . . . don't worry. 
Just anticipate the future and be 
happy! Try something new. You 
give the "I love you" card this year. 

■ Amber Rtsinger is a junior 
sociology major from Virginia. Her 
columns run every week. Risinger 
can be reached at aarisitig@soulh- 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦* LoMA Linda £/,v/F£/?s/r)- ♦>♦>♦♦♦■♦• 

Are >ou a good hstener-' Do you bke givmg helpful advice 

Consider a career in Mantal and Family Therapy 

[ nds. 

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u I If n nR th a Ch[ i an om 

1 n I d / A / ^f 4'^4LH (4->'iS) < ( 

Mar> I MoLnt. I hD Cradi i1l ScI o. I Cnftfis Hall ^09 

1-oma I inda I n^ersiU L. na I nda. C4 923s0 'I 

please and thank-you), kindness 
and love all come in the package o 
respect that is delivered under love 

I love you enough to hold th( 
door open, smile as 1 walk by, usi 
please when I ask you for a favor 
and say thank you when you hav< 
been kind enough to grant tha 
favor. Do I not deserve that kind o 

This montii is the month of love 
Our goal should not be to find tha 
true love, or see how many Valen 
Unes we can to gather up. Our focu; 
should be how we treat each other. 

Remember that love include: 
much more than we sometimes art 
willing to give away. Christ loved u; 
enough to sacrifice Himself for us 
What sacrifices have we made lately 
(refer to 1 Cor. 13:4-7)? 

The library? No, I haven't beei 
back since Uiat incident. 1 chose t< 
study at Barnes and Noble; at leas 
if someone is rude to me there, 
can write it off as being okaj 
because they don't attend a Christ 
ian school like me! 

■ Fern IHidge is a senior history 
major from Georgia. She can be 
reached at purplepa$sion27@hot- 

A lesson in communication 

We can't control what happens in 
life all of the time. 

When it comes to age and get- 
ting old, there is little we can do. 
We could have the 
proper diet and exer- 
consislently for 
the majority of our 
lives, yel age eventu- 
ally catches us with 
us. It has caught up 
to my granny in a 

A month ago she 
had a stroke, which left her para- 
lyzed on the left side and unable to 
talk or swallow. Some progress has 
been made in tlie last few weeks, 
which I thank God for. 

I try to spend most of my free 
time at the hospital. Most recently 1 
observed something very interest- 

I was watching my grandmother 
with her nurse. Wliile the nurse was 
aiding her, she squeezed the 
nurse's hand. Tlien in occupational 
therapy where they help patients to " 
relearn everyday tasks as simple as 
getting out of bed, Granny reached 
out to one of the therapists and 
kissed him on the cheek. 

A similar tiling happened in the 

dinning room that evening and bj 
the end of tlic day I was getting 
reports of how much the staff a 
Siskin loved my granny. 

I couldn't help but chuckle a 
first and then after thinking abou 

this for a few 

amazed. Here 1 am with all of mj 
faculties still in tact. I have contro 
over my speech, my body, and cai 
eat at my leisure. Yet I am not Ihi 
one who is wrapping the staff o 
Siskin hospital around my little fin 

Tlie ( 

1 talk i 

finding other ways to cominunicali 
how she cares for those around her 
How amazing it is that we are abli 
to do this. I wish 1 could be mon 
resourceful at times. We take s( 
much for granted; at least I know 

I appreciated that day at the hos 
pital— the day my granny showec 
me the raw essentials of communi 
cation and how to speak in quiet 
gentle ways. 

■ Heather Flynt is a senior masi 
communications major from Flori- 
da. She is an Accent columnist. 
Flynt can be reached at 

hmflynt@snuthern. edu. 

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of 2000 unUI the end of June 2000. 
He blames Ihe infecaon on a laCK 
of sleep and excessive slress caused 

'ZZ^i,;;^(s called the Glan. by classes ■ He said that mono .s an 
CuirpS" Sometimes it's c^led elusive »"di on .0^ e^'^^S 
the Kissing Disease. Its ofnaal "If '«""8 =' J" ''T'^^^PJimes." 

ri'n„'"So;t"°"°""''°''^' s;°£.i:t'irda.the 

Mono is a viral infection brought MayoClmic. 

* Man Arner, senior history 
major, caught mono, n the fall oj^ 99. 

cytomegalovirus. " '^ ^y---- ...«,- 

through saliva and mucus, and performance ..„,„,„, 

hose who suffer from it feel its "I should have gotten a B in I 

between the ages of 10 and 35. „„d since I had 

resulting in a variety of symptoms, care of the day before the exam. I 

suchrs -I loss of energy, sore Ihroa, couldn't study for it. 1 go an™ he 

and a weakened immune system. It final, and I ended up with a C in the 

affprls as many as two in 1.000 class." , ... 

feenagers, a™ college students can Goodge said that dunng h.s ill 

rSueWs for -about eight 
"cete." He said that he became d 
with mono partially because of 
■staying up late and getting up early, 
and bad food." As a result of h.s 
condition, his parents were lorcea 
to pull him out of class, and he did- 
n't make up his fall exams until May 

of 2000. . , J J 

Arners symptoms included 

"high temperature, no energy, and a 

throat the size of a football. Whde 

'get'tal Ukeii the effects were at their worst, he 

said that he could eat nothing 
except Ensure. 

-I went to health services and 
they couldn't diagnose it, so they 

) the doctor, who did," 

S"thems"eiv;rsev"erely hindered ness he was'short of breath always Arn« sa.d^^^^^ 

by its effects. ^f™* '"'l^'l' ™'' """ "P'" '° 

Danny Goodge, senior history other infections, such as strep 
major, had mono from mid-January 

puter animation major. 

mono ■.. February of 2000, and it 
lasted until that March. He 
unsure of how exacfly he caught it, 
but it was probably from "contact 
with someone else who had it-" 

Freeland was diagnosed with 
mono at Erlanger Medical Center in 
Chattanooga, where he was tested 
extensively for the disease before it 
could be confirmed. 

Freeland said that symptoms 
that he suffered from included: 
"strep throat, muscle soreness, joint 
pain, and exhaustion." 

Freeland found it hard to keep 
up with his classes during this time 
because "I couldn't go to them. I got 
behind on projects and had to make 
them up." Freeland did, however, 
manage to finish his class work for 
the semester. 

The Web site www.familydoc- says that Infectious 
Mononucleosis usuaUy lasts 7 to 14 

after infection. 

To care for the illness 
symptoms, it is recommended thai 
one sleep 10 to 12 hours per nighLl 
drink plenty of fluids, and garglfl 
salt water if the throat is sore. ^M 
ease muscle soreness, such medial 
tions as Advil or Tylenol are recoii>| 
mended, but the use of aspirin isl 
strongly discouraged, as potenlia!^| 
fatal complications c 

Swelling of the . . 

common among those infected wiiu 
mono. Doctors warn against t 
cise, weight lifting or other str 
ous physical activity that may c 
the spleen to rupture, poteiiti4, 
causing death. Those infeclei| 
should seek approval from a doc 
before returning to their old i 

ajor, had mono from mid-january - I 1 

^vketth^liiirsiipi^^nt)^?^ and Pam Ahlfeld 
— ^ L. Phil Hunt, dean ' 

Interviews b» Janelle Wasmer 

Pam Ahlfeld, associate professor 

iiuuu Msli of her 
position ut Southern: 1 am an 
Associate Professor of Nursing in 
ithe School of Nursing. I teach 
[Mental Health Nursing in the AS, 
program. Also, I am 
Icurriculum/Evaluation Coordina. 
jlor for the School of Nursing 

Mow long she's worked nl 


.sting iineci 

long before my class wiis 111 licKiii. 
I of inv car. sli|.|)|.d :iimI tell 
111,, muddy siil..walk. My 

Degrees: R.N. (Pacific Union College), BS. (Southern Missions, 
Colle^, MEd (Teachers College, Columbia Uraversity), EdD (Andrew 

""^e main task of his position at Southern: leadership & n» 
agement in School of Nursing 

How long he's worked at Southern: 8 years 

An interesting anecdote from his work expenence: Can 1 ftink«| 

^" What would his secretary most Ukely say if asked for i 
word description of him: Procrastinator ,• • „„hp„l«l 

Is this what he thought he would be domg for a Itvmg wh n t>U 
was little: No, I wanted to work for the railroad like "'y^""""^". ' 

Where he squeezes his tube of toothpaste from: All "-f w , 
until 1 get to the end. then I squeeze out the last with my toothbrush lii>| 

Something that people don't know about him: I like to nde a 

Non-work-related hobbies: Woodworking and gardening^ 
Where he has lived and which location he liked *<>"!?. I 
fornia, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Marshall Islands, 
Singapore and Texas. Singapore was my favonte place to live. 

Book he's currently reading: The Life of Christ (he recommi»^ 

What CD is currenUy in his CD player: The Vocal Majority fr 

■xas flie recommends it!) 
Favorite food: Indian rice and cur 
His last words: Do the best you t 

n every day and leave the re= 

lujjlit iiml worked in M day. 

What her sccretiiry would 
lost likely sny if asked for n 
no-word description of hen 

,:■. 'li 1,11 dill' wiinl, 1 know). 

i . iliis wliiit she llioughl she Where s 

.,,,,,1,1 ;.. dnin« for a IKing which huati 
1 boring hi 

StaH photogfapher/BriUany Robson 
I'ain Ahlfeld. associate professor in Ihu School ol Nursint^, prepares 
lo h'Ctorc to one of her classes. 

I-.II1IU []--. ilii-^ ^timctliing anyone true crime book by Ann Rule, but I 
wiiiihl ifiilK w;ini In know — tootli- can't remember the name. 
|.nMr Mill. 'I'/iii^i habits?). CD that is currendy in her 

Something that people don't CD player: I usually listen to the 
know about her. I was in a bank radio so there is no CD in my CD 

once during a bank robbery (I v 
NOT the robber). 

Non-work- related bobbies 

I she liked best: 
— Florida, tleorgia 
■. 1 like ihem all 

tube of tooUipaste from: .Ml over 
the lube, but I can get more tooth- 
paste out of a tube than anyone I 

and Tenner 
equally well. 

Book she's currently read- 
ing: How to Get Past Your Past and 

player (in my car). I have r 
what CD is in our player at home- 
oTie that my husband or children 
pill in. 1 like a variety of music. 
Favorite food: Avocados 
Her lust words: Only tliat God 
has blessed me with wonderful par- 
ents, a loving husband, terrific chil- 
dren, fantastic friends, supportive 
colleagues and interesting students 
for which I am gratehil. Most of all. 

Staff photographer/Brittani 
Phil Hunt, dean of the School of Nursing, spends some timi^ 
office talking with Shirley Spears, associate professor ir 
of Nursing. 

Tluiisday. FebiTian' 8, 2001 


Tlic .SHulhcrn Accent • 1 1 


Continued from page 12 

If > 

almost any time of the day. 
His office is in the gym next 
to our mats and his door is 
always open. 

In the meantime, we'll 
still be flipping, throwing, 
tumbling and providing free music 

ine yourseli to succeea wun a ■-"■""""& "^.^ t..^..^...^ • 
group of likeminded individuals, for late basketball games. 

If you're interested in what we 
do. come out and watch a practice. 
We practice 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mon- 

come and try out 

If you have prior gymnastics 
place t( 

t find a better 
improve than Gym-Mas- 


day through Thursday and Coach 
doesn't yell as much when there are 

If you have any more questions otiier people listening. 

J can talk to Coach Schwarz 

if you plan on staying fit. you need a long term plan with set goals. 
■d aooroach to Wellness will take you a long way in 

if you plan on staying nt. you neet 
Keeping a balanced approach to Well 
reacliing your goals." 

Kevin Harvey, senior wellness major 


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(904) 677-3200 

Who is your favorite referee? 

'Ted Evans-he knows his stuff and won't let anything get in the 
way of calling a fair game." 

-Scott Watson, sophomore 

"Matt Nafie-he is a good communicator who helps everyone 
learn the game better." 

-Bryan Geach, sophomore 

'Tony Rouse-he doesn't get wrapped up in the arguments and 
just calls a good game." 

-JR First, sophomore 

"Fern Babcock because she's the woman." 

-Jennifer Proctor, freshman 

ft"Royce Brown is attentive to the game and always fair." 
-Richmond Carter, sophomore 

'Derek Nutt because he looks cute in those stripes." 

-Barbara Bryant, senior 


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Mannv Garda. junior hktorj major, prepares to reeeive the ball Iron, Celeste Angell, freshman 
a cha o^gy ma or, during the 3.„n-3 volleyhall tournament Th.s year on y one team arnved for 
he touru^cnt so they practiced with people who were ,n the gym watchmg. 

wellness tip of'the week Page 11 


I Sports question of the week Page ij 

Thursday, Febnjary 8, aOQll 

Rees Series 

begins in two | 


juson Shivcs, Shuun DcGruvc, Scott Wiilsiin and Jerry DeGn 
in): a Gym-Muslcrs practice. 

Staff ptiotographer/ Brittany Robson 
; prepare to throw Leslie Francis in a full-twisting layout dur- 

The tension is mounting, and the excij 
ment's just beginning. It's definitely that lii 
of year again. A time when cia; 
reaches it's height. 

On Feb. 22 and 24, classes will battle ii 
on the basketball court in a tournamtj 
known as the Rees Series. 

The Rees Series was started 31 yearsa 
by C. N. Rees, the president of Soulha 
Adventist University, who was known to" 
big sports person. 

According to Bob Benge, Southern's 
murals director, it was originally a 2 ou' 
tournament between Talge and the viljjj 

In 1978. the format changed to a 
elimination tournament between classes. 
On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the classes wiilco 
pete against each other. The winni 
games will play Thursday night at the ct 
pionship game. 

Prior to the championship will be dj 
women's All-Star game and a 3-point shoo' 
game The night will he made completi 
die final championship game. 

There will also be audience participati^ 
Benge said. 

The Rees Series offers something fort^ 
ketball enthusiasts and moochers 
There will be games during half-time i 
prizes will also be given away. I 

"I try to go to some of the merclianis| 
the area and try to talk them ou 
and other stuff," Benge said. 

In the past, a pizza place supplied the J 
ence with free pizza, Coca-cola donated f 
erade and Blimpie gave away free subs. 

The door prizes available this year art| 
one of the mysteries that will be u-"" 
those who decide to attend. 

In two weeks, the Rees Series wU) <:( 
ue to make history at Southern Ad'^ 
University. What class will come out vffl 
ous? Those of the curious minded wu!j 

News from behind the bleachers| 

Gym-Masters perform at halftime shows, Columbus Day Parade 

^^H■ Stalwart ruwot bleachers separates IIS Wliether eagerly anticip;ited or actively llie first is called a rod-floor. It's an 80 ketchup stains and broke 

from the rest of the gym. ignnrcd. here is the Gym-Master update. foot-lone tumblinc floor raised off the eroiind. h's heen a busv vear. 

^^H■ stalwar 
\ from the rest of the gym. 

If you have an 8 p.m. basketball 

that's us providing the free 
background music. 

At about 7:30 p.m., the pru- 
dent observer may see span- 
dex-clad ladies and men with 
shirts two sizes too small filter- 
ing llieir way through the gym. 
You may wonder what goes 
on in die secretive world of 
Gym-Master practice, or like 
I the majority of Southern, you 
either don't think about it or 
don't really care. 

Wliether eagerly anticipated or actively 
igiinrcd. here is the Gym-Master update. 

U you've seen Gym-Masters over the last 
few years you'll notice that not everything has 


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biers are siill numniu ,uios- ilu mal, w,- siill 
change cUnlu- laiu..ii ^uiv nmiiiK.. and 
we still give each oHkt hugs when we meet 
around campus. 

Bui for ^1 tlint. we've changed quite a bit 

and iiave a new look. 

We have different warm-ups and uniforms. 

Tliere are about twice as many people on the 

team this year and if you see us you can't help 

but notice some new equipment. 

llie first is called a rod-flo... ... „,. .,. 

foot-long tumbling floor raised off the ground- 
Beneath the mats are fiberglass rods. This 
enables us to present a previously unseen 
level of tumbling. 

The rods provide more spring, enabling us 
to go both faster and higher. This is my per- 
sonal favorite and a welcome addition. 

The second piece of equipment is called a 

The only way 1 can describe it is this: 
remember in grade school when you sat 
down on one end of the seesaw to eat your 
lunch and the two fat kids jumped on the 
other end? 

That's the teeterboard. only vrithout the 

ketchup stains and broken collar but 

It's been a busy year. So far \s' '> 
New York City for the Columbus H 
Acro-fest in Keene. Texas halftun 
Chicago and Atlanta and various k i 

Tonight we'll be at Lee UniveH^ 
haUtime show, and were parj " ,^ 
Melange show for parents weekeo' 
Southern. ... „ ^ 

So come out and see if you I'Ke 
and improved Gym-Masters. 

By the way, it's not too early '' 
about making Gym-Masters a pa 
for next year. s [rtjj 

If you have an interest,_c gnig,:iH— ^1 
See Gvm-Masters on t 

Student Association Electon Special 

Candidate profiles Page 5 

Candidate platforms Page 3 

IheSoutherii Accent 

fote today in 
(rimary race 

arden, Nudd and Kerr 
\ttlefor two presidential 
ikndidate slots 

today students at southern will vote in the 
fcidential primary election. 

mbent president Warden is seeking 
a second term. 
I mong Warden's top priorities next year 
fully developing the presidential advisory 
^cil, and lobbying for a spiritual vice pres- 
Bt to include in the SA cabin ate. 
^randon Nudd. who Warden defeated last 
running again. 

juld like to see stronger involve- 
Bt from other student clubs and would like 
ptudent senate to have a more aggressive 
n tackling issues. 

T Robin Kerr is seeking to defeat 
I Worden and Nudd to put a female in the 
I highest office. 

r would like to base her actions as 
te president on what the students want, 
■bting locations include: 
llmmediately after convocation in the 

|12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria 
:o 10 p.m. in the dorms 
ts must bring a Photo ID in order 

jr website at http://accenLsouth- 
fdu/ tonight at 12 a.m. for complete elec- 

University mourns the loss of Jeanne Davis 

nidents, alumni, faculty and staff were 

|mely saddened by the sudden passing of 

.t ^^'^ on Friday, February 9. 2001. 

'" ' ' born in Lansing, Mich., on 

e graduated from Andrews University in 
^"' -arried K. R. Davis the following 

"r u years Jeanne served by her hus- 
Uad - ' v' ^^fhel Academy, Forest Lake 
tor, 7' II P'sgah Academy. Atlantic 

^i| i-ullfcgL- and Southern Adventisl Uni- 

j-^'Ji ^^^ ^^^ ^'^"* '""''^ '^^ ^^ y^^^- 

aihiiLit"^ mi ^^ arrived on Southern s 

een an ^"^ ^'"*^^ ''^^" ^^ '^o ^i^^e 

amazing team of service and dedica- 

At Southern, Jeanne served as secretary 
to the vice president of finance, secretary to 
the vice president of student services, secre- 
tary to the vice president of admissions and 
secretary to presidents Frank Knittel, John 
Wagner, Don Sahly and Cordon Bielz. In her 
retirement, she continued to serve the uni- 
versity on a part-time basis as an administra- 
tive assistant and switchboard operator. 

But more important than all the positions 
Jeanne held is all Ihe people she helped dur- 


rved on countless boards 

Jeanne Davis 

Sli.- .-iillmsiaslic^lly worked with students 
I)lanning parties and social events, and she 
even lent her energies to numerous brides by 
coordinating dozens of weddings. 

To hundreds of students at Southern \ 
Adventist University, Jeanne was a second 
mom, offering encouragement and advice 
whenever it was needed. 

"Jeanne was emblematic of all the people 
who have made Southern what it is today," 
said Gordon Bietz, university president. "Her 
long service and her unyielding commitment 
to the values and mission of Southern over 
many years have made an immeasurable con- 
tiibution to this school." 

To all who knew her. Jeanne Davns will be 
remembered as someone who truly loved 
Southern Adventist University. 

Donations may be made to the Jeanne 
Davis Scholarship Fund. 

Thursday, Februar\ Ij 


Budget crisis prompts cuts 

Board orders hiring, equipment purchasing freeze 

Southern Advendst University plans to 
cut academic scliolarsliips, put a freeze on 
equipment purchases and cut faculty Chnst- 
mas bonuses, taking place next year, in an 
effort to keep Southern under budget. 

University president Gordon Bretz 
explained through a power poim presenta- 
tion that in recent years Southern has been 
growing and spending more money to give 
prospective students even more of a reason 
to enroll here. "We have leaned toward 
expansion because Southern is a great place 
to be. But our growth has had a price," Bielz 

'Hie 19y9-2(X)0 .school year saw Southern 
lose Sl.S million, the greatest loss in the 
school's history And this year's budget may 
have a similar result. "Net inslruclional 
expense went up V.i% in 1999-2000. The 
unbalanced budget was primarily due lo 
scholarships. ;ind renovations to dorms and 
Brock Hall." Bietz said. "In tile last ten years 
student population went up 38%. and faculty 
rose .W«,. Academic Support is currently the 
only department not over budgeL Every 
other department is 4-5% over budget." 

Dr Bietz said that the Strategic Planning 
Committee has had 20 hours of meetings 
since January 1 to discuss budgeting prob- 
lems. Tlie result of these meetings is a multi- 
ple part plan for spending cuts. These 

• A freeze on all campus renovations tliis 

year unless there is outside funding; 

• $125,000 cut to faculty professional 

•A cut of faculty Christmas bonuses, sav- 
ing $40,050; „ ^ .^.. 

•The cancellation of the Board and Cabr- 
net reb-eat, saving $15,000; 

•A cut of $200,000 in scholarshtps for 
next school yean 

•An equipment purchase freeze, to be put 
into effect immediately, barring faculty (rom 
making purchases that are not absolutely 

• Decision not lo fill positions open m 
Nursing, Religion, and Computer Science 

•A line item in the budget calling for a 
$200,000 contingency fringe. 

Bietz referred to the budget as a "balanc- 
ing act" many times during the meeting, and 
called scholarships an "inexact science." 
Bietz also pointed out thai Southern's situa- 
tion could be worse, as Atlantic Union Col- 
lege was forced to borrow $1 million to make 
payroll in December 2000. Bietz asked those 
present at the meeting to "pray for our sister 

During the discussion that followed. Bietz 
said that teachers should advise students, 
current and prospective, pursuing scholar- 
ships to "get your applications in early." 
When asked about the budget for this school 
year, Bietz said that Dale Bidwell, Senior 
Vice President for Academic Adminish^tion 
bad refused to give any figures, but had said 

it would be a "miracle" if Southern broke 
even for the year. Bietz confidenUy added. "I 
believe in miracles." , , d .- 

Ron Clouzet, Dean of the School of Reli- 
gion, appeared unsatisfied with the decisions 
made by the board, parUcularly as to how it 
affected his department, "hi terms of our 
school, we make the most money, have the 
least expense, and are the most productive. 
And although we do more and more we 
seem to get less and less," Clouzet said. He 
then asked Bietz directly, "Is there any inten- 
don to restore budget next year? What guar- 
antees can you make?" BieU responded that 
at the present Ume, "I can't make any" 

Dr. Don Van Ornam, Dean of the School 
of Business, then stood up and addressed the 
enSre assembly by saying, "We need to 
review our whole system. If this happens 
when enrollment goes up, imagine what hap- 
pens when enrollment goes down." 

Dr. Bietz finished by reading a brief histo- 
ry of Southern's academic trials in die past, 
dadng back to 1910. He read various stories 
of budget cuts, faculty layoffs and odier sac- 
rifices, all to illustrate his point that die uni- 
versity will survive diese cuts. 

Bietz said; "Our school has a rich tradi- 
tion. We stand on the shoulders of those fac- 
ulty for whom the buildings are named: 
Talge. Lynn Wood. Miller. We need to ask; 
'How many lives have been changed by this 
educadonal enterprise? How many are being 
changed now?'" Bietz summed up his view of 
Southern's potential by saymg, "We have a 
bright future." 

Faculty understand! 
coming budget cuts! 

SA bikes no longer available for use 

Ojficers remove bikes from campus after continued abuse 

Convocation credit to be 
given for CoUegedale 
commission debate 

Student Association bicycles have been 
placed ill storage due to the amount of abuse 
thai Ibe bikes were receiving from students. 

Jusl before Ciirislimas vacaljon the deci- 
sion was made to place all the bicycles in stor- 
aRc. Tlicy might be sold to put money back 
in the projects fund. 

Till' bicycles were bought at the beginning 
of this year to help students gel around cam- 
pus faster, but by the first week of school, half 
of the bikes were back in Uie SA office willi 
flat tires and broken chains. 

"y/e loosened the chains a little so that 
they would just fall off instead of breaking and 
little pieces getting lost," said Paul Myer^. SA 
executive vice-president. 

Out of the 21 blue bikes bought, 17 are in 

storage. Three blue bikes were damaged 

beyond repair. The others have not turned up. 

"1 saw people riding tliem around the 

school, but I never saw people riding them 

down hills or stairs and I never saw two peo- 
ple riding on them either," said William Car- 
roll, sophomore chemistry major. 

Other people on campus did in fact see two 
people riding on the blue bikes like Josh 
Franker, sophomore psychology major, and 
Tracey Cross, junior business-marketing 

"It's unfortunate for everyone who wanted 
to use the bikes," Cross said. 

The abuse caused was by people who 
didn't want lo mess witli gelting the bikes 
fixed. If we could change that, I believe tliat 
the program would work," said David War- 
den, SA president 

The blue bikes cost the SA $4,100 total, 
$200 each, so they have put quite a bit of 
money into tlie bikes. This is not including all 
of the repairs. 

Although it is up to the senate vote to 
decide what happens to the bikes, the sena- 
tors represent the students. If you would like 
to have the bicycles brought back to the cam- 
pus, talk to your senators. 

Stai-t Rtpohts 

A political debate with the candidates for 
CoUegedale commission will be held Thurs- 
day, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in Lynn Wood Hall's 

Seeking re-election to new four year terms 
are Mayor Preston Jones, Vice Mayor David 
Magoon and Commissioner Bert Coolidge. 

Ed Lamb, Fred Fuller, James Ashlock and 
Tim Johnson are seeking election for the first 

The debate will be moderated by Duane 
Gang, city council reporter at the Chat- 
tanooga Times Free Press. Gang will ask 
questions based onimportant issues in the 
city of CoUegedale and then will open the 
floor to students' questions. 

City elections will be held March 13 at city 


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Box 370, CoUegedale, TN 37315 or at© 2000 The Southern 

While no faculty members were \ 
happy after the Presidential Board Re^l 
Meeting on Feb. 12, there were some n 
extreme reactions than others. 

Don Van Ornam, dean of the School rtL 
Business and Management, voiced his cc(| 
cerns during the meeting. 

Many faculty thought that what ti 
sunmiarized what a lot of them were tl 
ing, and that he voiced a lot of their concem 

When questioned later on his reaction, hi 
restated that he felt for every effect theres), 
a cause and Southern needed "to go backaa 
fix [whatever caused them to go into s 

"When spending beyond the 
you're going to have difficulties," Van Ory 

Another question raised by Bert Coolida 
professor at the School of Business and mJ 
agement, was where does the school stanij J 
far as interest from the $20 million EndoiJ 
ment Fund? 

"It would be nice to have a report lit 
shows exactly what we are eaminjj 
Coolidge said. 

The president and the vice president (| 
finance didn't give a number. 

"If no one brings this up, 1 have a 
problem with saying we covered the subja] 
This has to be part of the solution." 

Still there are other issues stirring ir 
faculty's minds. 

According to Stephen Ruf, assistant 
fessor at the School of Journalism and C 
munication. one thing that hits home for J 
the teaching faculty is the ProfessiouJ 
Growth Allowance, which will be c 

The fund varies in amounts, from SlM 
2500. depending on rank. This money is 
for scholarly conventions and rese 
among other things. 

Those who haven't spent that money ij 
going to be affected, while those whohr 
won't see much change. 

Ruf would like to see them find a Vi-aj| 
equalize it between those who have and 6 
who haven't 

Another big issue is no longer bei 
to purchase equipment, unless it is a 
ly necessary. This equipment can va 
computers to microscopes. 

This is the "one thing that affects stuM 

the most" Ruf said, adding that it will pre« 

Southern from keeping up with technolftSl 

"It will set Southern behind," Ruf saiiT 

Dave Ekkens. biology professor, ^^^ 

worried at first about how they could m 

teaching effectively without being ^'''^ J^L 

equipment After some thought he beg^l 

see this as somewhat a positive change- f 

"A year's not [going to] kill us," hej 

"An av4u\ lot of education can be taugn'*! 

out the equipment" ^^ 

As far as equipment for tlie biOHl 

department he thinks they'll be set lof^ 

coming year. 

"Having a year when we can't buy 
ment might be good for us." he said- 1 
feels tiiat sometimes technology is "^l 
much as a crutch and "may actually l""*! 
more than help us." 

By having to budget more, Ekkens » 
that it will help make faculty more a\«^J 
carefiji of how they spend money i" 
department or school. ^m 

Overall, faculty are facing the bu^fj] 
with much understanding. They 
come out ahead. 

They don't see this as a lost cau? 
something that needs to be dealt v 
worked through. With the right attiW';^ I 
more carehil spending, they hope thai - 


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Executive Vice President Candidates 
Manny Bokich 

Dear fellow students, 
I am running for Executive Vice President 
because of my desire to 
improve our school, it's Stu- 
dent Association and especial- 
ly the Senate. As the Executive 
VicePresident I will chair the 
Senate meetings and serve as 
a mediator between students, 
MANNY SA cabinet members and fac- 

BOKICH ulty alike. 

This year I am serving as a senator in our 
Student Association and am heading up the 
Senate Senate Project Commitlee. The bulk 
of the wurk w..- Iiavi- dune this year dealt with 

till- rniti]>l mil' . jiiii Ills and suggestions 

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. :i. I I'll- i.r ljr (jnne in lliis realm 
I liki- ni'xl year's Senate to go one 
, however. As a Senator I heard 
aiiils about rules and regulations, 
.miiiii.ii in any whonl. We miisl 

tion is a training ground for Christian service 
and leadership and therefore should be the 
most desirable organization on campus to 
join. Most of all. I want the Senate to be fun. 
Sitting in committee meetings and Senate 
meetings doesn't sound like a lot of fun to 
most people, but if energetic, enthusiastic 
people who want to improve our school are 
elected as your senators, the organization will 
be fun and productive at the same time. 

The success of the Senate depends on the 
parts from which it is composed, therefore I 
consider the Senatorial election a crucial part 
of the coming school year. In fulfilling my 
responsibility as ExecuUve Vice-President 
next year I will conduct the Senate elections 
with much publicity and will encourage peo- 
ple who consider themselves creative and 
enthusiastic about Southern to run for office. 
Because senators vote, write legislation, help 
in SA activities and are the link between you 
and the faculty, I feel the selection of these 
individuals is very important. 

As always. I will strive to motivate senators 
lo talk lo their cunsliuenls and report Senate 
news lo them as much as possible, because 
(■or[iiiiunK.;il!(jn is key in tlieir positions. I will 
-i;r,. ['. iiiiike sure SA and Senate activities 
, ; ni r(i in the Accent and around cam- 
■ !:i. .1 nlly that everyone (including vil- 
1,11'/ iii'lriils) will know about tliem. 

(Jiir school js becoming stronger through 
ils increasing ethnic diversity. It is important 
thai all groups ijtf people here at Southern are 
n-(jrcs([ileti in the SA so we can benefit from 
\\u iiiiin different creative minds on our 

I I will strive to make sure this hap- 

iil I will make sure that my actions 

I ■■'. n i;..r!- Ill iiieSAandSenateare 

' I ii glorifies and uplifts 

Rob York 

the SA student ' 

ii ii will mil change. The Senate 

■ fir v.nrsliip reciuiremenls or 
''■■ ■ 'Mif|j;ettoinslallaJacuzzi 

!! '■'■ ;iremany waySit can 

■ " with the way Campus 

' ■nil? Are you a Campus 

■■■'■■ ■ tired of being looked 
III .1 hii iluiug your job? Are you 
with tlic cafeteria's food selec- 
tlie riphl leadership the senate 

'■' " '" '■ '■'"■ ''"\ ''"'"■''' '" inldligence ib impgrlaiil and ^u is 

' ability. But they have also l.iughl me 

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All tliis was done lo improve your quality h, ; ■ 

of life at Southern, More can be done. ,\,,,; „„,,,|, ;,,/, ,„ ^ "!' 

My time on Senate has shown me that the Le'i'iu li'i ' i""iu' " ''.'''' ^"" 

Candidate speeches 

Thursday at 11a.m. 

in the gym 

Social Vice President Candidate 

Ben Martin 

unning for Social Vice-President of 
SA at Southern Adventist Uni- 
versity. I hope that I can use 
the talents that God has given 
me to help to make our next 
year at Southern the best 
My plans for next year... I 

am planning to have a large 

"ben social committee. I wish to ere- 

MARTIN ate parties that are not only 
new and exciting but also parties that involve 
the whole student body. We are growing here 
at Southern Adventist University and we need 
to start facilitating the needs of a larger 
school. I plan to make the word "social" 
indicative of Southern. When you are tired of 

. , . , ■'^n stu!h.l 

ing. But I cannot do this alone. I will depeojl 
on the help of all of you and God. ' 

I have served in many of the diffecei 
duties concerning this office, for quite a whit I 
now. I was the Social Vice at Georgia-Cimvl 
berland Academy my senior year. And I hifl 
been on the Social Committee for two yeafil 
here at Southern Adventist University. 1 have! 
worked with the decorating and manyofUjjl 
behind the scenes activities. Also I have beql 
involved with a few of the upfi-or ' 
ities. I do understand what I am running 
do understand that this is a job. And I ^M 
understand that if I want to make next yea-f 
the best year at Soutliern then I need \M 
depend on each one of you. And I know ih^l 
each of us must depend on God to make ai]|| 
of this a possibility. 

IB R 4 IM D O 

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Vote today in the 



Tliursday, Fcbraan' 15, 2001 


Candidate profiles 

Manny Bokich 

Name: Manny Bokich 

Seeking the Office of: SA Exec- 
utive Vice-President 

How to Contact: Phone 
(423)238-3362 or (423)580-0177 

Class / Major. Junior Marketing 

Career Goal: Vice President of 
Marketing for Porsche Cars North 

Hometown: Hackettstown, NJ 
Nickname(s): Boke, Banny, El 

Hobby(s): Snowboarding, Ten- 
nis, Bass Guitar 

Interesting Trivia: I've travelled 
to 20 countries 

Favorite Food(s): Everything 
nff mom cooks 

Favorite Musical Group(s): 
Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Harry 
Connick Jr. 

Favorite Book(s): London by 
Edward Rutherfurd, Tlie Count of 
Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas 

Favorite IVlovie(s): "Schindler's 
List", The Princess Bride" 

Favorite TV Show(s): The 
West Wing," 'The Simpsons" and 

Personal Hero(s): Albert Ein- 
stein. Edmund Hillary and Michael 

Message to the World: God, 
family and friends are the meaning of 

David Warden 

Name: David Warden: 

Seeking the office of: re-election 
to the Presidency 

How to contact: 396-3037/238- 

Class / Major: Junior/Mass 

Career Goal: Own and operate a 
PR firm or consulting agency: 

Hometown; Lansing, Mich. 

Nickname: Dave 

Hobbies: time with my wife, ath- 
letics, coin collecting, talking to and 
encouraging people, writing, swim- 
•wng, camping, shopping for profes- 

Favorite food: everything my 
wife cooks, in particular fried chick- 
en, laquitos with homemade gua- 
camole. chile rellenos, lentil soup 
over rice, (man this is making me 

Iavorite Musicial Groups: 
s Rice. The Ambassadors, 
ipella. Bryan Duncan. Salvador. 
hernaires. Jaci Valezquez 
avorite Book: The Bible 
'Favorite Movie: TTie four-tape 
senes on Matthew by Nest Entertain- 
ment or the movie Joseph 

[avorite TV Shows: Monday 
^l Football, Nightline. CNN news 
nteresting Trivia: 10 years - US 
f- Baptized Mar 21. 1998. Mar- 
[to my best friend Aug. 21. 1998. 
^roes: Jesus. My mother. Pas- 
"fi Moreland. Martin Luther 

*sage to the Worid: Man 

n the outward appearance, but 

[ord weighs the heart. Therefore 

^sure of your real character is 

■'""Ji' would do if you knew you 

r be found out. Find out 

- '" wants you to be and then be 

■^ '"-1 possible. 

Ben Martin RobynKerr 

Name: Benjamin Lyle Martin 
Seeking the Office of: Social 


How to Contact Phone 3028 or 

Class / Majon Junior Theology 
Career Goal: Ministry possibly 

Hometown: Jeltico, Tenn. 

Nickname(s): The Buddha, the 
Terrorist, DJ 

Hobbie(s): Having fun with 
friends, painting and Computers 

Interesting Trivia: Can speak at 
least 3 languages 

Favorite Food(s): Chinese 

Favorite Musical Group(s): 
Fernando Ortega. 

Favorite Book(s): The Bible. 

Favorite Movie(s): "life is Beau- 

Favorite TV Show(s): "Friends" 

Personal Hero(s): My father. 

Message to the Worid: "One 
cannot always have fun. But he or she 
can always make fun." 

Brandon Nudd 

Name: Brandon Nudd 

Seeking the office of: Student 
Associadon President 

How to contact- 238-3214 and 

Class and major: Business Man- 

Career goal: Hospital Administra- 

Hometown: Cleveland, Tenn. 

Nickname(s): Nudd 

Hobby(s): All sports, and getting 
to know people 

Favorite food(s); Mexican and 

Favorite musician{s) / musical 
group(s): Tim McGraw, Jars of Clay, 
Jerry Wasmer 

Favorite book(s): the Bible and 
The Prayer of Jabez 

Favorite movie(s): Jerry 
McGuire and Braveheart 

Favorite TV show(s): Friends 

Interesting trivia: Coordinated 
"Big Brother/Big Sister" program in 

Personal hero(s): Jesus Christ, 
Abraham Lincoln 

Message to the world: Let your 
life be your sermon. 

Name; Robyn Kerr 

Office Seeking: SA President 

How to Contact Phone 23S-2525 

Majors: Public Relations and Reli- 
gious Studies 

Class: Junior 

Career Goal: Frontier mission- 
ary/Church planting. Public Rela- 
tions for humanitarian organization 
like ADRA or Maranatha 

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio 

NicknameCs): My beloved Joker 
name. Betsy 

Hobbie(s): Traveling, mission 
trips, snowboarding, wakeboarding, 
guitar, camping. Slapjack, speaking 
Spanish and Marshallese, slip 'n slide 

Interesting Trivia Fact(s): Near 
death experiences... just ask (hit by a 
car while rollerblading, etc.) 

Favorite Food{s): Italian and 

Favorite Musician(s): Cade- 

mon's Call. Michelle Tumes, and a 

few country singers 

Favorite Book(s): All the books I 

sell door-to-door colporteringi 
Favorite Movie(s): Comedies 
Personal Herofs): My parents 
Message to the World: Serve 

Him while you re young! 

Rob York 


Career Goal: Journalist/Syndi- 
cated columnist 

Hometown; Henry, Tenn. 

Nickname(s): The Serpent, Ser- 
gent York 

Hobby(s): Tennis, music, poli- 
tics, writing, reading 

Interesdng Trivia: Great-Grand- 
father's second cousin Alvin C.(ser- 
gent) York was a hero of WWI 

Favorite Food(8); Italian 

Favorite Musical Group(s): 
Pearl Jam, Creed, Metallica 

Favorite Book(s): The Jesus 1 
Never Knew" by Philip Yancy 

Favorite Moviefs): "Rocky IV," 
The Matrix," "Gandhi." The Palri- 

Favorite TV Show(s): The Simp- 
Personal Hero(s): Jesus, Andre 
Agassi, Laramie Barber 

Message to the World: "The sun 

SA and media officers 
chosen separately ^ 

In one week. Southern students 
will cast their ballots for the three 
major Student Association offices. 
Separate, but equally as significant, 
the Student Media board meets to 
appoint yearbook, newspaper, and 
strawberry festival editors. 

The system has not always operat- 
ed this way In the past, indiwduals 
running for any SA office competed 
for the popular vote of the student 
body, but lack of interest made these 
positions increasingly difficult to fill. 

"Prior to the Media Board three 
years ago, we had times where there 
would be no editor at the time of elec- 
tions." said Dr. Bill Wohlers, vice 
president of student services. 

The Student Media Board was 
approved by the Board of Trustees to 
help generate and review candidates 
for the three editorial positions of SA 

"1 think this process helps encour- 
age students who are qualified but 
don't want to face the public election 
process," said Stephen Ruf, chair of 
the Student Media Board. This 
process avoids the personality con- 
test and puts stress on quality." 

Some felt that the popular election 
did not always result in the person 
best qualified for the job. 

"I don't tliink I would have run if I 
had to go for the popular vote." said 
Carla Mallernee, Memories editor. " 
The normal student body really has 
no idea how to vote fairly for publica- 
tion positions. They just can't tell who 
will do the best job like they might for 
the presidential positions," 

The board attracts applicants 
through announcements, articles in 
the Chatter and Accent, and even 
posters. Along with the application, 
potential candidates also turn in a 
portfolio of work to validate their 
experience. The committee reviews 
the submitted information and bases 
their final choice on qualifications. 

" Sometimes the decision isn't 
easy," Ruf said. "One year we had to 
go so far as to interview the appli- 
cants to make our final decision," 

The board is comprised of current 
publication editors, representatives 
from the Student Association and the 
Student Senate, as well as faculty 

"It might seem that the students 
don't have the elective power, but this 
process has been extremely success- 
ful so fiir," Ruf said. 

According to Ruf, Uie board may 
be in a position to release the identity 
of their candidates as early as next 

Presidential candidates 
compete in primary 

Three students are running for 
Student Association President and 
will be facing off today in the presi- 
dential primary election. 

David Warden, the incumbent 
president, is seeking re-election. 
Brandon Nudd, who was defeated by 
Warden in last year's election, hopes diversity 

his platform. 

Brandon Nudd is also entering the 
race for SA president with an exten- 
sive knowledge of how S.A. works. 
Last year, Nudd served as Executive 
Vice President on S.A. He's also been 
a senator. Nudd has two main goals 
on his agenda for next year. He'd like 
to focus on the school's two biggest 
ilrengths, which he believes are 
d the spiritual ; 

to gain a victory. Newcomer, Robyn 

Kerr, hopes to defeat both Warden 

and Nudd. putting a woman into clubs and 

which will promote teamwork and 
guarantee success. "If you look 

SA's highest office, 

David Warden has decided to run 
for president once again. "1 feel called 
to run, impressed by the Lord," he 
says. While previously not planning 
to run for a second term, he explains 
that a person who is truly committed 
to following God can't dictate where 
they'll be next. David feels this job is 
more than about goals, it's about God. 
It's more than about looking good 

In addition to that, he feels that 
important to involve as many 
idividuals as possible. 

platform, you'll see 1 have i 
I'm interested [in moving forward], 
not staying in the same place. I'm 
very open minded. I don't have all the 
answers. I definitely will want input 
(from tl^e student body),"says Nudd. 
Robyn Kerr is also a candidate for the 
presidency. She is excited about run- 
ning and feels she is qualified ti 

more than about a GPA, ifs about 
gestures of love toward people. 
"Building relationships is vital." he 
said. War- 

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it's about relationsjiips. Ifs good job. This year. Kerr has served 
' ' ' as a senator at Southern. Kerr feels 
the student body needs 
will listen to them and ; 
Is dedicated to solving issues that are 
important lo the student body "I'm 
willing to see things tiirough. I have 
determinalion. I don't take no for an 
answer until I've tried every angle. I 
also have lime to commit lo the job 
next year". Robyn feels that "we're 
privileged to go to school at Southern 
Adventist University but we still need 
lo make improvements and changes 
to strengthen the school." Kerr is 
looking forward lo tackling many 
issues at Soulhern. 



6« The SouUiem Acccnl 


Tliursday, Febmary 15, 

Left Behind movie 
sparks controversy 

In the pasl few weeks, conlrover- 
sy has been building Ihrougliout 
the SeventJi-day Adventisl commu- 
nity over the apocalyptic thriller 
"Lett Behind." The movie depicts 
many religious issues in ways thai 
oppose Adventist beliefs. 

Tlie film's plot involves such reli- 

il I II,.,: , , , :,, I t-nd-time 

Dr. Philip Samaan had some 
answers to these and other ques- 
tions. Though he has not seen the 
movie, Samaan 

taken out of context For instance. 

edition of the Adventist Review ded- 
icated to end-time events that is due 
out in March. 

This E-mail, which was co- 
penned by Kermit Netteburg and 



I 'gelt.! 

.,1 Llii 

Lould c 

ily be confused by the niuvie," said 
Shelly Chamberlain, a Southern stu 

dent who has seen the film. 230(klay prophecy, which ended 

Chamberlain considers herself .uAr\ Th^,-j,inre von rannnt "i 
to be fairly religiously levelheaded 

n found it "kind of funny" 
that people were disappearing in 
the movie. Even she had some 
(juestions. however. "How [do we] 
interpret Daniel chapter seven, and 
things like the 10 kingdoms and the 

ond coming 

Finally, according to the movie, 

adding seven years to the exact date 

of the secret rapture would tell us 

the time and date of the second , - . 

""""■'-:' . „,rl,r;5f The bible clearly Celeste Ryan, encouraged Adven- 

some "red nags." tellmg AdvenUsts commg o Chnst ^ h^^le * ^^y ^^^^ ^^ ,,^^^^^ ^^_ ^.^ ^^^^ ^^^ 

viewers what to be cautious of. ells "^.however Adventist believers with a 

Ftrst of all, Samaan believes that know the dale or dme of Chnsts v,d^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^,^^^^ 

every text used to support the return. confident hope 

---*"^rLtr 0^1^^^^^ :::;:soon.e..o.cHH.ana.. 

St Behind" they North-American Division has pel the fears created by the book 
■year turmoil. This already prepared itseU to answer and movie. 

quesdons that "Left Behind" may Pastors have already begun to 

have "left" people with. E-mail has malte use of these resources, 
been sent to all pastors, communi- Michael Leno. Pastor of the Cony- 
cators. and oUier key figures in the ers Seventh-day Adventist Church 
church ouUining various response in Atlanta, Georgia, is planning 

Tliese include: a downloadable 
letter to the editor of local newspa- 
pers responding to the film and 
directing questions to the local pas- 
toral staff; a website filled with infor- 
mation to help respond to the 
1 Bible study series from the 

3 taken from 

spoke of a 
seven-year period ' 
Daniel chapter seven, the same 
chapter Shelley was questioning. 
1-year period is part of the 

34AD. Therefore, you cannot ' 
a piece of time like on a computer 
and paste it somewhere else," said 

Secondly, certain beliefs about 
the second coming of Christ are 
applied to the secret rapture such a 

i like the 10 kingdoms and the ,,g jjudjenness and secretiveness. movie; a Bible study series from the 
years of lurmoi!?lall key cle- ^^^^^ qualities like the glory and Adventist Communication Network 
1 In the filml" said Chamber- ^jg.^,|,|y ^^ reserved for the sec- (AN.C.) via satellite; and a special 

)rporate the A.N.C. satellite 
Bible study series into his own 
weekly Bible study group. 

"I'm always suspicious when 
biblical themes are used for enter- 
tainment," said Leno. The only 
good he saw could come of the film 
is that it would "get people to think 
about their ultimate destiny." 

Dear Sholly 

There is this giri that jus 
leave me alone. She doesn't gciitui 
message tliat I don't like her.] 
thought we were friends but e 
time she keeps pushing me to i^l 
her out or go out with her. " 
ly frustrating and I am KcniMi 
ticked off. I really feel like teSI 
her I don't like her at all but I doiin 
want to hurt her feelings. So h 
can I get her off my back w 
leaving her totally crushed? 

Guy on campus 

Dear Guy on Campus 
The only advice that I cai, „_ 
you is to be honest with her. m 
said that you thought you ws 
friends. As a friend, I would sitht, 
down and tell her that you value ha 
friendship and would like il | 
remain as that If she is still dela 
mined to be more than friends,! 
would just tell her honestly that™ 
do not feel the same way abouthj 
and that you are ONLY comfortal 
being friends. Hopefully, this t. 
stop her dead in her tracks. If si 
continues to pursue you, I wtiti 
advise you to carefully fliink ab 
being friends with her. If shea 
respect your boundaries then li 
friendship is not as valuable ti ' 
as it is to you. 1 wish you good 
in this area. 

For those that read 
every inch of the 
paper . . . 

(AN.C.) via satellite; and a special 

City Girls shop offers good deals 

A Wish To Her Brother 

By Debbie Knoll 

jonner, you are so far far away, 
'Cause you're an SM in Pohnpei. 

Ever since you left, I miss you a ton. 

Too bad you're slill not at SouUiem, we would have had fun! 

It's sad everybody can't see how much you mean to me, 
But you will always be my little Sweelpea! 

For now I have a wish to make from my heart, 
As your little sister, I feel I have to say tliis to do my part 

Now here's the wish you're been wailing for, 
I hope you get wished many many more. 

I wish you on this 14th a happy birtliday!! 
Can hardly wait 'til you get home in May! 

Dedicated to my brother Jonatlian Knoll 
Will you be mine? : ) 

With spring just around the cor- 
ner. City Girls, a local consignment 
shop, located on Ooltewah-Ring- 
gold Road, is selhng it's winter 
slock at half off and soon will be 
accepting spring clothes. 

Right now tlie store has four 
racks that showcase items on sale 
for S3. The racks hold every thing 
from skirts to sweaters and fall 

Besides the current sale, there is 
always a Si sale rack outside the 

The shop carries a variety of 
clotliing and accessories that are 
often cheaper and better quality 
then they would find at Wal-Mart or 
the mall besides being much closer. 
Clotiies sold include church dress- 
es, slacks, jeans, sweaters, blouses 
and shirts. 

It was clean and neat and the 
clothes were organized well," said 
LeAim Gariepy. junior English 
major, who visited the store. 

Tlie stores mission is to "help 
people find quality clotiies items 
tiiey need at good prices," s^d Amy 
Calvin, assistant manager. 

The store has lots of great gift 
ideas," Calvin said. 

In the back of the store is an 
entire rack of white jeans for Little 
Debbie employees who are 
required to wear them to work. 

If you would like to make a few 

Staff photographer/ Jenny" 
s through the racks at City Giris consignment sr 

extra dollars, tiie store begins tak- clothes sale for are run i 

ing spring and summer clothes in die of the month, 
eariy March. Clothes must be Clothes are only 

cleaned, pressed, in good condition appointment To make a 

and on hangers. Students receive ment call 396-2244. 
checks for 40 percent of what the 


Tliursday, Febraary 15, 2001 


llie Southern Accent • 7 

We asked and you said it... 

What is the best Valentine's 
Day gift you have received? 

I was taken to the circus when I was 

-Scott Afton 

I was blindfolded and taken to see the 
Phantom of the Opera and then to a nice 

-Sandra Rosas 

Do you have any bad 
Valentines Day memories? 

An ugly boy gave me a gift in front 
ofmy englishclass. 
-Kristin Welch 

A boy wrote a poem for me, named it 
after the first day he ever talked to me, 
sent it in to our school's poetry contest 
and won. 

-Lisa Ware 

1 was kidnapped by a hot girl, taken 
on a carriage ride downtown, ate out by 
the moonlight and then dumped the 
next day and yet to this day 1 have no 
idea who it was. 

-Tabor Nudd 

I am a deprived child. 
-Joe LaCom 

A girl gave me a cheap shirt with 
her picture on it, and then, tried to 
make me wear it all the time. 

-Royce Brown 

My boyfiiend broke up with me. 
■Nikki IWcQuilliams 

I got an ugly half-wilted carnation. 
-Heather Miller 

My date to the banquet decided 
to leave me for the excitement at 

■Dan Kuntz 

Banquet a smashing success 

Almost 400 attend sold out event 

By Rob York 

More than 350 students attend- 
ee! the Student Association's Valen- 
tine's banquet at tlie Chattanooga 
ChiioChoo on Feb. 11. 

Entertainment was performed 
by the VaudeviUe Cafe's dinner the- 

The show, entitled The Red- 
neck-Italian Wedding." required 
audience participation, and many 
»3uthern students, such as David 
"rifht, Paul Myers and Ben Martin 
U^got involved. 

^^ Although there was some com- 

J)Iaint over the audience being too 

>spread out to get totaUy involved. 

'jthe general reaction to the enter- 

|tainment was positive. 

as funny! I really enjoyed it" 
I said Stephen Herr. senior biology 
1 major. 

Between scenes of the play the 
Snembers of what once was known 

as tlie Big 3 provided background 
music for those present. 

Tim Hinck, the keyboardist, said 
that despite being sick, he enjoyed 
the gig. 

"We don't get to play together 
too much anymore, since we're 
basically broken up. The audience 
might have had some trouble hear- 
ing us since they we; 
out. but they were a good audi- 

All in all. the student body 
seemed to enjoy the evening. 

"It was good." said Sandra 
Rosas, sophomore general studies 
major, "except there 
enough cups." 

Like last year, there we 
complaints about the food. 

"The broccoli was overcooked. 
The lasagna was ok. the desert was 
. . . 'bleh.' But it was better than last 
year's, 111 give it that," said Jon Gab- 
bard, sophomore biology major. 

Jennifer Paige and Misha Birmele pose ft 
of the crowd shoves and pushes their way through, trying to get tl 
picture in the Accent Photograph By Rob York 

who said 
Jesus was 
mean, Black? 

Bv Fern Iludge 

i think 

Jesus must be 

a chameleon;. ..or 


there is a painting 

of Him 

hanging on the wall. 

He is white as snow 






hair and 

clear, blue eyes. 


then i turn around and 

there is anotlier painting - 

it also says 



He doesn't look the same: 

He is suddenly 

black as night 






hair and 

sad, dark eyes. 

i am confused. 

are there 2? 
2 Saviors? 

2 churches? 
2 heavens? 
did it not occur to 

Jesus were 

He probably wouldn't 
have created Blacks? 

if He were African, 
there would be a 
world full of 
i'm sorry 

i can't go along with that 


what color is He and „ 
who said Jesus was ^^ 
White - i mean 

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More voters needed 
for SA election 

Once again, it has come to that 
time of year again , . . no, not the 
passing of Valentine's Day but 
rather the beginning of the Student 
Association elections. 

And once again, the diverse field 
of SA candidates will vie for the 
votes belonging to you, the stu- 
dents of Southern Adventist Univer- 

t this t 

r five 

Last year 
hundred studt-nls i-ast Ihcir votes in 
the SA primary i-leclions and im-r 
seven hiindrt-t! students cast their 
voles in the SA general cleclions 
that followed a week later. 

However, those numbers rcdect- 
ed only about one-fourth to one- 
third of the overall student botly 
participating in the SA elections. 

This year we would like to 
change that. 

There are many reasons to vote 
in the SA elections, so many rea- 
sons that such a list could take up 
an entire page of the Southern 

sity Senate, the Student Services 
Committee, and the Student Ser- 
vices Subcommittee on Student life 
& Activities. 

These SA representatives are 
vital to the success of different SA 
initiatives, whether it be reduced 
worship credits or the rules allow- 
ing students to live off campus. 

By voting, you choose the peo- 
ple who will appoint these SA repre 

SA Activities— Aside from social 
ivcnts, there other SA activities 
that must occur, like Community 
Service Day, the Strawberry Festi- 
val and Donut Days. 

Tliough the Social Vice Presi- 
dent is the main implementor of SA 
activities, the President and the 
Executive Vice President are also 
important to the success of such 




Based on the growing student 
population and an average three 
percent increase per year, next 
year's SA budget will be even big- 

In short, this is your money. By 
voting, you choose the best people 
who will decide how thai money will 
bf spent, 

SA Ki-prc SI' niatives— Every year 
till' Prtsiik'nl, in consultation witli 
the Executive Vice President and 
tile Social Vice President, appoints 
between 20 and 30 SA representa- 
tives lo different university commit- 

Such bodies include the Univer- 

\' ■ ■■;■..■■ ■.iiMllu'Sludl-l 

slinii III,. iM'i 1 viu. By vot- 
ing, ynu deci.le the face of the stu- 
dent body and what direction it will 
take for the coming year. 

Student Responsibility— Last 
but not least, it is your responsibili- 
ty to vote. 

Tlie Student Association is only 
what you make it, and by voting, 

■ "iiiidain about 

" ' I n Accent will 
' iiii'^i-i ,;ii> 1.1 iJK- candidates 
do wf ('[u-iniiiige you to favor 
candidate over another candi- 
date. We only ask Uiat you vote and 



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Students like the Accent's new style 

Dear Editor, 

I love the new layout and size of 
the Southern Accent! When the 
Accent first came out in the new 
design ! almost did not recognize it 
Tliere are many things I like about 
Uie Accent's new look. 

First, I always thought the older 
version of the Accent seemed big 
and awkward to handle, but the last 
three issues have been kind to 

those of us with short arms! I am 
more apt to read a smaller newspa- 
per than to try to handle the floppy 
pages of a larger paper. 

Second. I am drawn to the new 
font and color of the heading. The 
brightness catches my attention 
right away. I liked the maroon head- 
ing, but the blue is much more 
appealing to the eye. 

Third, because the paper is 

P^^ ^^'"^';- pleasing to the eye than was Uie old 

I am greaUy enjoymg the new maroon liue Uiat once graced our 

fonmt that has totally revised the header. Blue is a less controversial 

paper smce the new year. I think color that is liked bv •"«"> "f - 

that the maiteover has been ,., , 
beneficial, llie paper now look; 

majority of the readership. It makes 
to just tack the paper up on 
r wall every week. 

!n< ihIK in layout, itise; 
In ihf section that you V 
Tlie paper is also e 

read than 

smaller, I feel there is more 
mation there. Although it may 
the same amount of informalionj 
in past issues, it fits tighter 
page making it look full. 

I would like to extend my 
to the Accent staff that were^ 
cessful in creating an impro' 
more attractive Southern AcceniJ 

Heather Durst, freshnf 
journalism major 

absence of wire filler makes ^ 
paper seem more authentic v: 
school and not just something^ 
was downloaded off of the mie^ 

Thank you for being die =J^ 
ern Accent into the 21st 


Greg Blaisdell 

freshman communica , 

the broadsheet style. The 


Tliuisday, Februaiy 15, 2001 


The Soulliem Accent • 9 

^ow "serious" and "slacker" students study 

' After more than 12 years of 
lassroom experience, I've found 
lat some students get better 
han others. 
revelation shocked me 

TL I forming in my head, 

controversial and 


began searching for 

;ason why: why 

some students 

get belter grades than others? 

In search of the answer, I trav- 
eled to a relatively small university 
in southeastern Tennessee, at 
which there is a very socially 
diverse crowd of students. 

At this anonymous university. I 
attended large and small, public and 
private social events to study stu- 
dents' actions. 

I found the most interesting 
information during rec time in the 
gym. in the men's dorm at night and 
In classes in the morning. 

When I compiled jny research 
and added it to my notes from my 

previous schooling experience, 1 
found that in every school situation 
there are basically two types of stu- 
dents: students who are serious 
about their studies and students 

I label the less studious students 
'Traditional. " and it seems as if 
there are a lot more of them than 
are "Serious" students in America. 

Having been part of each catego- 
ry at one time, I've noticed a promi- 
nent distinction between the two. 

The Traditional and tlie Serious 
students' days are very similar, yet 
each one practices time manage- 
ment and time occupation in a com- 
pletely different way. 

To the Serious student, recre- 
ation time is a time best used by 
studying textbooks while basketball 
or football players give a nice back- 
ground noise and a pleasant change 
of scenery. 

Tlie Traditional slacker sees rec 
period as a time to get rid of the 
body's toxins through perspiration 
to clear one's mind in preparation 
for homework. 

It's absolutely mandatory that 

this student spend hours playing 
sports to make sure his head is 
clear for study time at night 

Having had rec time to warm up 
to the books, night is time to buckle 
down in study for both types of stu- 

The Serious student takes full 

the Traditional putz hits the 
books in the comfortable studying 
environment of his friend's room, 
preferably with a DVD playing on 
die computer, the stereo on and the 
light sound of someone talking on 

Being communally oriented, the 

student's finest hour. 

With an average of about three 
hours of sleep under his belt, he 
sees class as a perfect time to catch 
up on the missed slumber. 

He has filled his backpack with 
cotton, instead of books, because it 
pillow dian for il 

advantage of every minute, maldng Traditional student believes that-he conventional purpose. Retained 

that his pencils have been 
sharpened, AOL instant messenger 
is turned off and all bathroom needs 
have been met so that no distur- 
bances will keep his serious mind 
from his studies. 

Studying is highest on the Seri- 
ous student's list of priorities and 
night is scheduled around a block of 
quality time with the textbooks. 

If scheduled right he should 
have 30 minutes to an hour of time 
after studies to relax before his bed- 
time of 10 p.m. 

The Traditional lump. 

mpletely benefit from information hasn't surfaced yet, 
unless he is in a group of causing his grades to drop and my 
question to be answered. 

With a more scholastically ori- 
ented ouUook of any situation dur- 
ing school, anyone can be a Serious 
student, bringing good grades and 
praise from women. 

My quest has taught me, a for- 
merly Traditional student, two 
things: To be more serious in my 


at least 7 to 10 guys at the time. 

The Traditional student values 
study time almost as much as time 
spent staring at the ceiling or listen- 
ing to music, and he usually ends 
the night by talking to giris until 3 
a.m. After all, his social life should- 
n't be left to dwindle. 

The morning always follows 

Tlie Serious student has rested 
well and is ready for the quiz 

other hand, takes the first part of first class. His mind is sharp and he 

his nightly study time to relive retains all information Uiat he has 

excellent plays performed during studied the night before, helping 

rec time with as many friends as his quiz to go well and giving his 

possible. G.P.A. another point toward die 4.0. 

Once this ritual has run its Class time is not tiie Traditional 

see every event of the day 
opportunity to study. Doing s 
reflect on my performance in 

SA elections — how to vote 

This is my sixth, and final, year 
at Southern Adventist University. 
Among one of the last things I'll be 
i; semester is casting my 
in both the Stu- 
I dent Association pri- 
I niary elections today 
:md again in thegen- 
i-ral elections a week 
from today. Being 
one of the "old- 
timers" still at here, I 
I decided to list a few 
qualities that you, 
the voter, should look for when vot- 
ing for the different SA candidates. 
Before I go any further, I need to 
emphasize that the opinions I 
ejq)ress here do not reflect the offi- 
cial views held by the Soutiiern 
Accent, nor should tiiey be seen as 
violating the official neutrality of Uie 
Southern Accfent in relationship to 
the SA elections. 

_ There are several factors to con- 
sider when deciding who to vote 
for. Tliey are as follows... 

Tilt- CandifJates' Experience - 
Uie SA candidates, no matter what 
position they'r^ seeking election to, 
"31 list in part the experience they 
nave for the job. Talk to people who 
JWe worked witii tiie candidates 
wmeihiT at Georgia-Cumberland 
'«ad<'my, Newbold College, or here 
3t Southern - SA Senate or odier 

campus organizations) and find out 
if they did a good job in these earli- 
er positions. Did they serve in a 
responsible manner and fulfill tlje 
duties required of them? Do Uiey 
have a good track record of suc- 
cess? It's up to you, the voter, to 
raise these questions and find out 
the ti-uth. 

The Candidates' Promises - 
When tlie SA candidates promise to 
do something, one question should 
be considered about all else . . . can 
they deliver on their platform prom- 
ises? A candidate is only as good as 
his/her promises if he/she can ful- 
fill such promises. Realism is a 
necessity when trying to advocate 
student issues to the University's 
administration and candidates must 
not promise the moon and die stars 
in order to get elected. 

The Candidates' Workability - 
Two main issues stand out here. 
First, do the candidates have good 
work ethics, and second, are they 
good team players? The success of 
die Student Association can rest on 
whedier or not different SA Officers 
are able to work together as a team 
and get the tasks at hand done. 

Tlie Candidates' Motivations - 
Simply put . . . what are the real rea- 
sons behind candidates running for 
office? Are they really inspired by 
God? Do diey really care about you. 

the students? Or are they just run- 
ning to put something on their 
resumes? Ask Uie candidates these 
questions because you deserve the 

The Candidates' Character - 
Finally, which candidates represent 
your views best? Which candidates 
can serve as your leaders? Which 
candidates will fight for your issues 
and your concerns? Which candi- 
dates are truly sincere in their wish- 
es for die student body next year? 
In short, which candidates are of 
sound character to best serve as 
your elected SA Officers next year? 

The choice is yours. Only you 
can decide on die success (or fail- 
ure) of next year's Student Associa- 
tion. We're all adults now and 
should be able to make responsible, 
and respectable, choices. There are 
no questions in my mind on who 
should be elected ... I can only 
hope that you, SouUiern's students, 
can decide with an amount of clarity 
who should serve as next year's 
President, Executive Vice-Presi- 
dent, and Social Vice-President. 

mass communkalions major from 
North Carolina. He can be reached 

A beautiful memory 

Tlie summer ended and they 
had to say good-bye. They 
exchanged e-mail 
addresses and their 
friendship began. 
Tltry lived far away 
from each other hut 
still iheirgoal was to 
slay in touch. 

The months 
passed by It seemed 
as if each clay they 
learned anoUier new thing, about 
each oUier. Tlieir friends and family 
knew about their new best friend 
and tile oUier friends and family 
knew about their best friend. 

Months passed yet still they 
stayed in touch. Tliey e-mailed each 
other almost every day. They told 
their secrets, goals, accomplish- 
ments and disappointments with 
each other. 

Tliey knew how they felt about 
what diey considered every issue in 
die world. Tliere was U-ust estab- 
lished that took time filled with 
commitment and communication. 

They struggled together and 
tiled to learn how to find God in 
such a crazy worid. They would dis- 
cuss dieir relationships about other 

They gave each other strengUi 
in dealing wjdi their feelings and 
other challenges. Challenges such 

as living as an honest, pure, happy 
and successful person. 
Out of everyone i 
they found a safety ii 

An acce|)tai 

.■ thai V 

the world, 
each odier. 
a gift God 
and given 

ilroduced tin 
tiiem the gift of friendship. 

Now linif has passed and tim 
has been filled >villi other thing' 
Other relationships, w(irk, schot 
and friendsliip has Ijecn forgotten. 



I of 


nl lu'al V 

that noun.- ill (Ills wurM knew exist- 
ed, then he mi llnir way, 

Maybi', one day th<.-ir fri.'ndship 
will be sparked again. 

But for now at least one of them 
thanks God everyday that they 
have met someon^ in this worid 
who has shown them that some 
things do last foremen Even if it's 
just a beautiful memory 

(God tells us that He will not 
give us more than we can handle. 
We are never alone. He sends His 
love in different ways even when we 
don't deserve it.) 

■ Amber Risingcr. is a junior 
sociology major Jrom Virginia. Her 
columns run every week. Risinger 
can be reached at aansing®soulh- 

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courts at your disposal, but book 
your court early they tend to go 

There are several classes to 
choose from but the times offered 
may not fit ino your schedule. From 
1 GiTTiltids to Senior Water Aerobics 
[there is fun for the whole family. 
[ Bob Benge runs a competetive 
'inturmural program for those of you 
inio team sports. With this much 
Igoing on you'd think that 

would give them a new building to 
hold it all. 

If you happen to make it in at 
opening be sure to thank Dr 
Coolidge for the pool. 

Rating: 8.0 out of 10 

Choice 3 Thatcher and Talge 
Price: $242/monflily 

(bunk beds included) 
Where they're at Either side of 
Taylor Circle 

What they have to often By far 

the most expensive with the least to 
offer Talge has the edge with an 
actual weight/workout room lots of 
free weights, unless you have to 
split them between 400 guys. 

We suggest that you spend your 
time studying and make that Com- 
puter Science degree pay off and 
get yourself a personal gym off of 
latenight TV. , maybe the one Walk- 
er Texas Ranger sells. 

Thatcher does not fare much 
better Lets face it, they are much 
worse. Odier than a TV. and a cou- 
ple of hand weights you would be 
better off getting a job at the box 
factory if you want those sleveless 

Even if they throw in a room 
widi ether net ifs not worth die 

2.7 out of 10 

standings ' 

Player of the week: 

Kvle Kuykendall 

ElectetJ by your votes via email. 

Even with a broken nose. 

Apologies to Fern Chris- 
tensen (pictured right) and to 
Fern Babcock, who apparently 
reffed a game last week. 

Sports announcements 

RiHs Series team organizational meetings will be held in the gym front lobby class- 
room at 9:15pm on the following dates: Thursday, February 8. Women's All-Stai' 
Teams; Monday, February 12. Men's Seniors Team;Tuesday, February 13, Men's 
Freshmen Team; Wednesday, February 14, Men's Sophomores Team; ThursdayFeb- 
ruary 15, Men's Juniors Team. 

f Floor Hockey sign up begins on Tuesday, February 6th and end on Thursday, Feb- 
ruary 15th, 5:00pm. The Men'sA-I^ague meeting will be on Thursday. February 15, 
at 5:45pm; The Men's B-League meeting will be onThursday February 15, at 6:45pm; 
The Women's League meeting will be on Thursday, February 15, at 7:45pm.These 
organizational meetings will be held in the gym front lobby classroom. 

Wellness tip of the week 

"Feeling sick? I suggest 7-9 hours of good 
sleep. A restful night is the perfect way to fortify 
your immune system." 
_ Russ Cwodzinski, wellness program graduate 

It's been a long grueling season. 
Blood has been spilled and rivalries 
have been created. All the scram- 
bling for loose balls, all the second 
shot attempts, every made free 
throw, every clutch 3-pointer all 
comes down to tliis: your ranking 
going into the playoffs. The few, 
the proud-tliose who win. If you 
want to keep playing, it's time to 
start winning. Tliat's right, it's time 
for basketball playoffs. Now show 
me sometliing! 

Everyone makes the playoffs, 
everyone has a shot at winning 
their division. The tournament is 
single elimination. Win, or go 

Here are my predictions for 
league winners: 

AAA - Team Brown has 

tlie best record and my vote for tlie 
title. Look for some good games. 
The championship game should be 
between Brown and Reiner and it 
should be a classic. TTie last lime 
the two teams played in tlie regular 
season, Brown scraped out a one- 
point victory. Keep an eye on the 
dark horses: Reading and Peter- 



toss up 
between Johnson and Choban. 
Choban is riding a win into the play- 
offs so look for them to come out 
with some confidence. Look for 

A - With 10 teams 

tlus is the hardest one to call. Many 
of the teams didn't even play each 
otlier in the regular season. Hayes 
is undefeated with Wilhem and 
Carter only a game behind. Kim 
and Radnoti are right there with 
only 2 losses. Look for some wild 
and wooly playoff games. I'm going 
to go out on a limb and go witli Wil- 
helm coming out on top in A. 

B ■ Team Heinrich. 

No debate. 

WA - Team Fulford 

has been unstoppable. Willi no 
losses going into the playoffs, look 
for them to run with the title. 

WB - A little more 

open. Rose and Thomas are only 
one game apart. Tlie nod could go 
eidier way, but lliomas is coming 
off a win, and Rose a loss. Look for 
team Rose to close out WB division, 

Otlier news: 
Reese series organizational 
meetings were tliis week. Look for 
the team listings and plan to come 
and cheer your class to victory. 

Floor Hockey signups end 
TODAY. Hurry and get on a team. 

Singles Badminton Tournament 
1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 

Doubles Tennis Tournament 
sign up begins on Tuesday, Febru- 
ary 20. 


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■Current basketball standings Page 

Tliursday, Febman- 1.5. aiciT 

Tfd Slrunlz, senior rcliciun nuyor, (rys to slcul Ihc bull from Philip Skorelz, senior health sc 
ior physie.'i m^or, and David Heinrich, junior English major, wail lo assist their teammates. 

Staff photographer/Brittany Robson 
ience major, as Bryan James, jun- 

Reflections on 

After elbowing my way through the 
■n and two kids prat^ticmg 
their punting I entered 
into the arena where real 
people play real t 
for h-ee where ten people 
^^ere giving 110 percent dll 
the-v hdd into their team 
Dh N M S u orKing together to get the 
MA'iNE ball into the basket but 

watch the guys game. 
Kudob to Number 71 for the t 
in but net free throws he made just as I sat 

All seriousness aside, these guys put a 
1) it of energy into their game, and after the 
first period I enjoyed a nice halfcourt shot 
attempt b\ a few spectators. Keep trying 
leilowb maybe you'll get there s 

Apparently Number 14 had an admirer 
m the bleachers, because she kept doing 
in ambulance impression whenever he 
i;ot the ball 

Also some awesome layup action by 
Number 48, sweet sassy molassy. j 
the checkbook and pay grandma for the 

At this time I would like t 
thank the gymnastics team for the h 
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" recording w 
all so very much enjoyed, all 17 t 
tell you. it's one of those songs that you 
just never get tired of. It reminds me of the 
time back in the war ... I'm getting off | 
track, ok back to the game. . 

Of course I can't forget the ladies. It | 
just wouldn't be prudent. 

They really played no holds barred | 
tonight, it reminded me of a half off sale al 
Proffitfs or something. . . right. But they 
really played hard and you have to give 
them credit. 

Final score was Home; 21, Guests: 25, 
twas indeed a really close game. 

For the guys, Home: 60, Guests: 43. 
Good job guys. Guests: you'll get 'f 

Local choices for working out 

Chattanooga ojfers students options besides dorm exercise rooms 

STAtT RkportS 

) Willi sliorls ill Uie caf (or what ever it's 
called ivhen you 8" lo Kla, tor spring break) 
season just around Ihe corner, it's time to get 
off your duff and gel into shape. 

11 while is your color then maybe you 
should diink about toning that body up. 

Here are a few palces we reviewed just lor 
you, in lime lo make all of those lough shop 
ping desions you'll lace joining into Maich 

Choice 1 Fit Zone 

Price: S31 (ask about student discouiil) 

Where tliey're at: Four Corners in Col- 
legedale (right next to Papa John's Pizza) 

What they offer: If you have tile money 
to spend on fitness but don't want the hassel 

of a personal h^ner asking you to refer him 
to our friends then this is tlie place for you, 

Tlicy have lop of Uie line Natalus and free 
weight equipment and piety of classes to 
choose form. 

If your up for tlie challenege we suggest 
die -Body Pump" class. 

I spent 30 min class sweating and reshap- 
ing my body in tliis grueling workout "rhe 
only problem was die four days that I spend 
complaining about all of Uiose muscle that I 
didn I even know could get sore. 

Tliis class is not for the potatoe that has 
jusl fallen of Uie couch. 

Fit Zone is however a top self Bbiess cen- 
ter wUi help always avalible and houre that 

we wish the CK would hold. 

Our only complaint was the year contract 
that you have to sign along with the reg- 
istared letter you have to send them to drop 
your memberehip. 

Alought it's not foolproof unless you move 
plan on paying the whole year weather you 
drag your but out of bed at 5:30 a.m. or not 
They ivill freeze your membership for 3 
months if you wanted to go back home and 
work for Dad over the summer. 

Only minutes from the school. Fit Zone is 
your best buy for the buck 

Ratmg: 8.5 out of 10 

Choice 2 Illes P.E.Center 

Price: We haven't been sent a 
we are assuming it's free univrrsl 

Where Iheyre at Right across Un» ,1 
ty drive (Campus Safety officers stanams ■ 
to help you cross the road) ^ 

What they offer: E-eryd.™ ^^ 
from an outdoor track to an.ndoorH<„ 

al cost e 

al cost extra somewnereaiuuiiu' hetfff* 
Master Burger) and all the e^^as i" ^ "^j^ 
-* -'"Hsant staff and excellent baCKg ^| 
the evening make up 


lacks in the actual weight room 
still think that you can get a g' 
workout with tlie jump ropes 


student named to planning team Page 3 

Local student arrested Page 4 

The Soiitliern Accent 

Thursday, February 22, 2001 

Staff photographer/Brittany Robson 
Brandon Nudd made his speech before the student body on Thursday, surrounded by his special body- 
guard, while the other candidates wait on the platform behind him. 

SA general 
election today 


Today students will vote in the Student 
Association general election. David Warden 
and Brandon Nudd are running for president. 
Manny Bokich and Rob York are running for 
executive vice president and Ben Martin is run- 
ning unopposed for social vice president. 

On Tuesday, a press conference with the can- 
didates was held in the cafeteria during lunch. 

Dennis Scliriener, director of the Service 
Department, was the moderator and directed 
student's questions to the candidates. 

Candidates were given one minute to 
respond to the questions that students had writ- 
ten on sheets of paper during the press confer- 
When asked how tlie SA can help diftemet 
clubs on campus, Brandon Nudd, a presidential 
candidate, said it could assist rinancially and 
make available more options through the 

Manny Bokich, candidate for executive vice- 
president, when asked about his plans for next 
year, said ho has already considered the idea of 
a rock climbing wall. He also has been brain- 
storming on other ideas. "I'd appreciate any of 
your input," he remarked. 

Rob York, also running for executive vice, in 
his commenis said, "it's ultimately more impor- 
tant to what they [the student body] want than 
what any senators want;" 

Ben Martin, the one and only candidate for 
social vice-president, was short and lo the point 
on his ideas for social activities for next year. 
"Keeping them involved and keeping them 
fed," is how he summed up his goals, raising 
lots of applause from the audience. 

When asked about how they feel about the 
Elijah statue, many felt it was very important to 
take a student survey and see how the school 
fell as a whole on the issue. 

Many candidates also mentioned its need for 
meaning and a reason the statue 

Announced budget cuts prompt faculty response 

By Rob York 


Recently announced cuts to Southern's 
'get have prompted some to wonder if 

is expandingfaster than it can afford 


Cut^ lo various departments, which prevent 
W^ hiring and equipment purchases, 
potto mention cuts to student scholarships, 
wve affected many of Southern's faculty, 
"^y of whom have strong feelings about the 

Ben McArthur, chair of the History 
'*partment. said that his department was not 
■^ly feeling the effects of these cuts. He said 
"•at from what he's seen in faculty senate and 
*ross campus the cutbacks were all thingsfac- 
"1^ members suggested to the board as parts 
•^f the solution. "These cuts weren't 

something that administration wasn't asking for, 
McArthur said. As for whether or not 
Southern is expanding too quickly, McArthur 
said, "As far as enrollment goes, it's hard to tun 
students away." 

Don Van Omum, Dean of the School of 
Business and Management, echoed these 
sentiments. "I don't think we're growing too fasi 
1 think we're growing without knowing where it 
is that we're going. If we start turning 
students away, this crei 
turn. People will say, 'oh, I can't get i 
Southern' and they will go elsewhere. 

Van Omum believes that Adventist 
such as Southern have responsibilities that are 
more important than their budget. "Every 
Adventist who wants access to an Adventist 
education should have one," Van Omum said. He 
would, however, acknowledge the difficulty in 
making decisions that 

work for everyone. "Financial implications are 
something we have to keep a handle on. It's a 
fine line between growth, support 

Bert Coolidge. also of the School of Bus- 
iness, said the answer was not as obvious as 
administration made it out to be, "We're not 
keeping up, that's obvious. Whether or not it's 
growth that's the problem, I'm not too sure." 
When asked whether or not his department 
would feel the effects of these cuts. Coolidge 
said "In a sense, everyone's affected." 

As senior Vice President for Academic 
Administration, Dr. George Babcock is faced 
with the unenviable task of deciding who can 
and who cannot be hired to keep Southern 
within its budget. When asked if he thought 
Southern was growing to fast, Babcock said, "I 
think the answer is probabiyycs. We have 
grown to a place where our current infra- 

structure cannot handle more additions." 

"A lot of people don't realize how many stu- 
dents we really have at Southern." Southern's 
numbers for this year show that when com- 
bined, the number of graduate and undergradu- 
ate students, both on and off campus, totals 
2636 students currently taking class on 
Southern's campus. This has caused many 
problems, especially in student aid. "Wc gave 
away more than a million dollars more than 
we really had to give," Babcock said. But stu- 
dent aid, Babcock explained, is one issue 
administration can neither predict nor control. 

Another issue administration has similar dif- 
ficulties predicting is heating. "We've used our 
entire budget for heating for this academ- 

See Budget on page 2 


Earnhardt Sn. 49, died Sunday from 
injuries in a last-lap crash at the Daytona 
500. The seven-time Winston Cup champi- 
on had to be cut out of his car ^(er slam- 
ming into the wall on the final turn of the 
race while fighting for position. 

■ WASHINGTON — An FBI agent 
accused of giving the KGB the names of 
three Russian intelligence agents working 
for the U.S. was arrested and accused of 
spying for Moscow, the FBI said Tuesday 
Robert Philip Hanssen is only the third 
FBI agent ever accused of spying. 

■ HONOLULU — The Navy's efforts to 
scan the wreckage of a Japanese ship sunk 
by a U.S. submarine were delayed Sunday 
when a deep-sea robot was removed from 
the sea for repairs. 

■ SANA, Yemen — Yemen's president 
said Sunday that two Yemenis were arrest- 
ed in connection with the USS Cole homl>- 
ing in the past two days upon their return 
from Afghanistan, 

■ A recommendation by University of Cal- 
ifornia's president that the widely used 
SAT college entrance test he dropped as 
an admission requirement for the sys- 
tem's nine campuses is likely to prompt 
college officials nationwide to rethink 
their policies. 

■ OKLAHOMA CITV — President Bush 
arrived Monday to dedicate a museum 
aimed at prcwTving the memory of the 
HiK ]}fo\)\i- killed in (he (crrorint bombing 

of the blast and lis iifin 

Thursday, Feijiu;u 


■ WASHINGTON - Presided Bush 
may benefit from former President Clin- 
ton rcmiiininc in llic spollighl. ITie focus 
lu-liis llie new president by damaging llie 
inla^;^■ of Dcnimrats and Iteeping investi- 
gal.iTs away trcjni members ot tile Bush 
[iilministralion. Reiiublicans still worry 
lllat if tile Clinton saga drags on. Hush's 
agenda could be overshadowed. 

■ BAGHDAD. Iraq - niiinsands „( 

people — including I)e|iuly Foreign Min- 
ister Nabil Najim — protested in the cen- 
ter of tlie capital, and at least l.OIIO oUiers 
gaUiered across the city neiu- tlie offices of 
the ruling al-Baath party 

■ SAO PAULO, Brazil _ Ri„u„g pris- 
oners in Brazil's largest jail look nearly 
8.000 guards and visitons hostage Sunday 
m a protest that spread to at least 22 other 
jails in soutlieastern Sao Paulo state. The 
not started during late morning visiUnc 
hours in Carandiru prison on U,e northern 
outskirts of Sao Paulo. Police were still 
negotiadng with the prisoners Sunday 
night. Seventy-two prison guards and 
more Uian 7,900 visitore. including 1,700 
children, were inside when tlie rebellion 
started, said officials. 

Students use their constitutional rights 

staff photographer/Brittany Robson 
Sonya Overton, sophomore educlation major, antl Elizabeth Thomas, sophomore 
wellness major, vote for a presidential candidate in the primary election held in 
Thatcher Hall Thursday night. 


cost ofijl 

lecently that it's difficult to onZ, u" ' * I 

affects the budget." Babcock sid " *3 I 

The current hiring fi-eeze rr^-^t I 

problems Babcock has had to dea1tr4"J 
had over 20 requests for new ner5„„ , " I 
which would cost $600,000 miuh,"" -,^''' 
is no doubt that the Religion n M 

needs an extra teacher. The School oTet"' ' 
don also has requested an extra tearl, 
their requests are valid. But I have to** 
total campus view. 1 can get another refe -' ' 
professor or education professor ivithaT l 
torate easily. But chemistry needs a t A 
teacher badly. An Adventist with a docln 
in chemistry, the specific area of chemS 
needed, only comes around every se,l ' 
eight years." " " 

"Every department is happy about m*. 
cuts as long as it is their department thalis,S 
being cut. If I did what everyone was askin. 
the tuition would rise. If we get even m ^ 
students in the Fall, maybe I can start lo* 


Continued from page 1 feit ,1,, I 

ask the students but instead each persoL 
should look inside themselves and ask theml 
selves, "Will it glorify our campus ( 

Nudd and Warden were both posed ivtl 
the question, "What do you see as your roler 
as president, [since many other organizatiorJ 
take care of most the things on campus];] 
Warden felt the president's role was 
to never cease to pray, to give thanks aimyA 
give encouragement, make sure studenB| 
have input, and to build relationships- 
Voting will be held in the cafeteria dimii;| 
lunch, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the pronifl 
nade and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the donni| 

Check out the Accent online at midnight ia^ 
complete election results. 

Students appreciate Black History Week 

students rate this year's Black History 
Week as one of the best due to the diversity of 
participants involved. 

Altliough February has been selected 
naUonally as Black History Month, Southern 
Adventist University selected Feb. 5-10 as 
Black History Week, putting an emphasis on 
the history and diversity of the African-Amer- 
ican culture. 

"I really enjoyed the different worship 
styles and Uie culhiral diversity between the 
speakers themselves." said Manuel Ojeda. a 
senior theology major. 

Ojeda appreciated the fact that Wade 
I'orde. a fellow shident from Oakwood. was a 
speaker for the weekend. 

"This school needs diversity, and getting a 
young person to preach made it relevant It 
was awesome." he said. 

p. J. Chung, a fi-eshman physical therapy 
major, said he was inspired by Pastor Nelson 
Stokes' sermon at ttie CoUegedale Church. 

"I feel that this has been a very spiritual 
week and I want to see it again," Chung said. 

Dioxi Martinez, a junior welhiess manage- 
ment major, said that she was very blessed by 
the weekend, especially the sermons given 
and appreciated ttiat ttiey were real to her. 

Another feahire of the weekend was the 

Members of the Black Christian Union 
Choir sang for worships in the dorms as well 
as performing for vespers. 

Doris DeHaney spoke for convocation and 
added her musical talent by singing several 

songs during convocation. ■ 

Afi-Tiombe Kambon, an oral historiaJiJ| 
actress, presented several monologue pljJ^H 
to shidents at a program on Saturday eveuisl 
portraying original stories of the cii!tiiia| 
background. I 

Martinez was really impressed that «9| 
though the program was half an hour loUi 
the speaker stayed afterwards for two noBii 
to answer questions from the audience. ■ 

Several suggestions were voiced to J^i 
next year's Black History Week induWl 
more publicity, singing songs that die stmo| 
body ah-eady knows, and putting the war > i 
the songs on a screen so the audiencf" 
sing along. .r 

Students also suggested that the 
Choir sing more often. 

Inside the Accent 

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Science y 

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Opinion g 

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' TImrsdav, FebraaiT 22, 2001 

Souchet named to American 
Humanics planning team 

Southern Adventist Univer- 
>ily student Kathy Souchet, a 
iiinior nonprofit management 
major, was one of five students 
-elected to serve on the Ameri- 
can Humanics Management 
Institute (AHMI) national plan- 

AHMl is a training confer- 
ence held each January for stu- 
dents seeking professional cer- 
tification in the nonprofit sector. 
"1 am completely excited," 
Souchet said. "I have wanted 
[to be on the planning team] 
ever since I heard about it, and 
1 can't wait to begin working 
with the team." 

Lynn Caldwell, executive 
director of American Humanics 
at Southern Adventist Universi- 
ty, said it is a great honor for 
Souchet to be chosen for the 
planning team. 

•'[Souchet] is an extremely 

bright and well-organized stu- 

deni," Caldwell said "She has Brittany Robson/Staff photographer 

T^LZf"'^^'' T' '*^' '""''"'' '"P'*'""'^^ "'^"-P'-««^ management ma or, wl.h t 

Souchet vvill travel to San ^-^S^'"-* Institute. 
Aninnio, Texas, in February for 
.1 --day all-expenses-paid meeting 
I- l>lan for AHMI 2002 with the 
- vt-n-person student and faculty 

ty is the only one in the Seventh- 
day Adventist denomination. 

IT J J "^— wiii'aiiuij. diiu uiey anenaea wor 

Undergraduate students seeking presentations about 

>outhern Adventist University 
ime active- in American 

■s (AH) in 1999, offeringa f^!^,? on campus 
of science in nnnn.^fif ^^^ Conference. 

certification must complete a 300- 
hour internship with a nonprofit 
organization, be active in the AH 
society on campus and attend one 

bachelor of science in nonprofit 

ni jnagement and development . . " " "■" •-'"''""^' " 

■ venty-six institutions in the ^°'"^° ™ ^'"^ students attending 

Seven students from Southeri 

i States offer AH certifica- 
i: Soudiern Adventist Universi- 

the 4-day conference in Orlando. 
Fla. The students solved 
studies involving real world s 

lations of nonprofit organizations, 
and they attended workshops and 

issues, such as holding fimdrais- 
ers and managing volunteers. 

Souchet said she has several 
ideas for workshop topics that she 
wants to include in AHMI 2002. 

Motivational speakers from the 
nonprofit sector encouraged the 
students, and a career fair was set 
up to interview seniors for poten- 
tial jobs. 

Friends—what college Is all about 

staff photographer/Brittany Robson 

Ser'H^^ ."^P"' Sjoben, Fawna Eller, Margie Jones, Carol Davidson, Mar) Quails, Yelena 

and' I ""'"'^'^ Kindra Schutt, Shannon Diamantopolis, Kibsa Gilmore, Chris Sorensen, Beaver Eller | 

Jason Merlins enjoy lunch together in front of Hackman Hall. 

Closing of Auto Body _ 

Department leaves questions 

The decision to close Souths u s 
auto body department leaves a few 
students searching for a place to 
continue their education, and a few 
teachers looking for a place to 

Steve Rose is in his second year 
an auto body major. After this 
- he'll be lacking only three 
classes to finish his AS degree 
Rose went to Soudiern all of the '99- 
00 school year before taking cours- 
es at Newbold College in the fall of 

He returned to Southern this 
spnng because Newbold didn^t 
have an auto body program. "Most 
Adventist schools don't," Rose said 
Rose said he left to go to Newbold 
because he was unaware tliat this 
was Southern's last year with die 
program. "If I'd known tiiat, I'd have 
stayed at Southern and I'd be grad- 
uating (this May]." 

As for his plans for next school 
year, Rose said, "That's a good- 
question. I lack a mechanics class 
and a couple of business classes to 
get my degree. I could take the 
mechanics class here, but I'd like to 
go back to Newbold, because tliey 
have the business classes." With 
some reservation, he adds. "I 
wouldn't be surprised if I'm stuck 

Rose said there has been a tangi- 
ble change in attitude within his 
department this semester. "I think 
[Department head Robert] Har- 
grove has pretty much lost all moti- 
vation. He's only in class about SC* 
of the time. The other times he's off 
at auctions somewhere. I don't 
blame him, though. I mean, tiie 
school got him to leave the shop he 
owned in Colorado to come and run 
this program and now suddenly 
they're closing it." 

Rose saves his sharpest words 
for those outside his department he 
believes are responsible for its clos- 
ing. Tills school does not support 
technology. Tliey support pastors, 
nurses, and you could say thai now 
they support the computer depart- 
ment." But, he feels that his depart- 
ment was never treated fairly 
"We're kind of looked at like 'you're 
the inferior people of SouUiern." We 
were like the lowest link on the 
chain, and when something had to 
bt dropped, it was us. How did they 
expect us to make money? I'm pay- 
ing $16,000 a year, but rfs not going 
to my department. It's going to the 
nursing building, and to other 
places where they want to spend it 

Rose recently attended a Refin- 
ish Technician Assistant Training 
program held in Nashville that was 
sponsored by the major corporation 
PPG. He said that the recognition 
Southern's auto body students got 
at the program makes it even more 
of a shame diat the department is 

"Chattanooga's PPG representa- 
tive said that Southern's auto body 
grads were the best trained out of 
all the technical colleges he'd seen. 
That brings attention to an Adven- 
tist school to people who don't 
knowf about it That, in itself, is a 

Chris LaCom is in his lirst year 
in Southern's auto body depart- 
ment and he calls it "the only rea- 
son" for being here. When asked 
about the decision to close the 
department he said, "It kind of 
leaves me hanging. I came here 
because I heard it was one of the 
best auto body departments in the 
area." As for what he plans to dn 
next year, he can't say for s 
either go home, back to 
pi. or to Chatt State. I'n 

LaCom has mostly positive 
memories of his time here. "We've 
had some interesting times. We 
have kind of a friendly rivalry with 
the automotive department. It's 
been good so far." His thoughts on 
Robert Hargrove: "He's a good 
teacher, he knows what he's talking 
about, and he makes sure you 
know. He's not as intense as he was 
last semester, but he's got to find a 
new job." in closing, LaCom said, 
"It would be nice if tliey changed 
their minds and kept it going. But, 
as it is, come May I'm out of here." 
Robert Hargrove has been the 
head of Uie department for 3 years. 
He bears no ill will toward adminis- 
tration for closing the department, 
because he knew from the begin- 
ning that it was always a possibility. 
"When I came here they gave me 
two years to turn the department 
around. They've given me three," 
Hargrove said. 

Hargrove said there were only 
four or five majors in his depart- 
ment, and in order to maintain a 
program it needs to have at least 10 
majors. "I feel real positive [about 
the department!. Tliey are a good 
group. The bottom line is, if you 
don't have enough majors you can'l 
keep (he department going because 
it won't make money" As for what 
he will do after this year, he didn't 
have an answer. "I don't really 
know. But they haven't asked me to 
come back here." 

Check our Web site at 

http://accent.southern,edu at 

midnight for complete election 

coverage and results. 

Local student 
arrested for assault 

Student charged with domestic assault foi 
hitting girlfriend 

A Southern student was arrested 
Friday afternoon for assaulting his 
girlfriend on campus. 

Collegedale Police took 19-year- 
old Matt Mclashenko, sopliomore 
computer science major, into cus- 
tody for hitting his girlfriend 
around 2 p.m. Friday in front of the 
Campus Kitchen, 

"He pulled her, choked her and 
beat her." said Bill Rawson, director 
of public safely. 

According to witnesses, two 
men pulled Melashenko away from 
his girifriend and held him down 
while the police were called. 

Police officers would not com- 
ment on any details of the incident 
and would not release the police 

Melashenko was taken to the 
Collegedale Police Department and 
charged with domestic assault, a 
Class B misdemeanor He was 
released after posting $1,000 bond. 

A domestic assault is similar to 
simple assault bul is considi-red 

jail and a fine MelashenkO 
of $5,000. The 

judge will decide on the severity of 
the punishment based on the sever- 
ity of the assault. I 

Bill Wohlers, vice president for 
student services, would not com- 
ment on Melashan(co's status as a 
student. I 

It has not yet bei|n determined if 
Melashanko's girlfriend will press 

Jennifer DeGrave, junior plijsital ediiidtion 
Parents Weekend, which wjs held last \^eelven 

End in sight for interstate construction 

1-75 construction project to he completed this spring 

Shallowford Rd. 

tlie Shallowford 

In addition, (lie projecl lias built 

four new bridges, five new retaining 
.walls, and has widened and 
} improved two existing bridges. -o v...,- .^.^ 

; "I'll just be glad when getUng Tiffany Rai 
!Uirough die Hamilton Place area "'ajor. 

doesn'tlakehalfanhouroffrustrat- K the project keeps going 


Lebanon, lenn. prepare to hang a new road sign near t 
.\it on 1-75 Ibesday. 

iigstopaitd go IrafBc- commented planned, according to Flvn 
psychology motorists like Rajtz won't have i 
" much longer. 

The candidates' plans 
for CoUegedale's future 

Residents of Collegedale will 
elect three commission members 
on March 13. 

The seven men seeking a com- 
mission seat are Herbert Coolidge. 
Ed Lamb, Timothy Johnson. David 
Magoon. Jim Ashlock, Fred Fuller 
and Preston Jones. 

Below is a description of each 
candidate so that educated choices 
at the ballot box can be made. 

Herbert Coolidge 

Herbert Coolidge has served on 
the city council for one term and is 
running for re-election. He is excit- 
ed about next year and plans to 
work on Phase II of the Greenway. 
balanang the budget and the con- 
tinued growtli of the Four Corners 
nn^ter plan He will condnue to 
woik hard for the people of Col- 
1. 1,. dal, 

Ed Lamb 

Lamb has a desire to preserve 
the natural beauty of Collegedale" 
ind feels that he will be a good rep- 
resentauve for the university. He 
supports the city manager and says 
that the current city commission is 
doing a great job However he 
believes that new ideas are healthy 
andc"-' ■ ■ 


e the c 

Tun Johnson 

Out knocking on people's doors, 
one of Johnson's goals is to improve 
communicadon with citizens His 
innovadve ideas include a city Web 
site and a recreation park with ball 
field that could be a part of the 
Greenway "My background would 
benefit through a different perspec- 
tive." he said. 

Jim Ashlock 

Ashlock feels strongly about the 
city budget — keeping it balanced by 
only spending money when it 
becomes available. He would like to 
negate the need for the beer board 
pnd wants, "Collegedale to be per- 
teived as a fiiendly city that people 
enjoy visiting - a great place to live." 
! David iVlagoon 

Magoon would like to see the 
^ales tax referendum passed so diat 
Oiore improvements to the city can 
be made. 

i He would like to see a Little 
League started and has been worlt- 
ihg on the Four Corners master 
plan and the city sewer installation, 
which he calls the "long-hall pr»> 

With his experience he is cone 
liiitted to being a part of the team 
that completes these projects - 
improving Collegedale. 

Preston Jones 

Jones wants to keep the city 
fl-om becoming "stale." Hispliilo» 
phy is to "condnue with proje* 
improving the city for die peop' 
wlho live here and for die peop" 
who want to come here." 
j Fred Fuller , 

; Fuller supports the sales tax » 
etendum and would like to red « 
property tax and the size ot m ; 
police force. "Bigger is not al«a!» -,, 
better," he said. Fred Fuller '"^^ j 
to' meet the needs of the Pfg 
within die means of the budget jj^ ] 
would also like to see a qu ^ j 
newsletter published. He »'' ^ 

no one person c 
bj; themselves, it takes coopf 
from all." 


Tliursday, Febniao' 22, 2001 

Tour Israel, Jordan and Egypt I Media editors chosen 

Have you ever wondered what it 
would be like to walk where Jesus 

As you read the Bible, did you ever 
wish to meditate on the Mount of 
Olives or to sit on the Mount of Beat- 
itudes? Or perhaps you have been 
curious about Jerusalem, center of 
the three major world religions. 
Christianity, Judaism and Islam. 

Says Laramie Barber, junior theol- 
ogy major, who went on the tour in 
1999. in the Bible we read all these 
things, but to actually walk through 
the streets of Jerusalem and know 
that you are walking in the very 
places of Bible history is incredible!" 
This summer is your chance to 
experience the Holy Land first hand 
" ■ stimulating and spiritual way that 
transform your life and your 
appreciation of the Bible. 
The School of Religion at South- 
II is offering a two-week intensive 
study tour that ^vill allow students not 
only to take part in this incredible 
opportunity, but also to learn 3 semes- 
ter hours toward Rehgion general 
;du cation requirements. 

The tour will be led by Dr. Michael 
i, Hasel, associate professor of Reli- 
[ion, an experienced archaeologist 
iho has lived and worked in the Mid- 
lie East for over a decade. 

„ ns by enjoying a 

relaxing weekend in ancient 

ilem. Then travel down the 

t road to the pahn-filled oasis of 

lericho. the lowest, oldest city on 

■til before heading north to a two 

■ excursion to the Sea of Galilee. 

Take a boat-ride across Galilee to 
Capernaum where Peter lived as a 


Travel to the northern borders of 
Israel to the base of Mt.Hermon and 
visit Caesarea Phitippi and the major 

On the way along the Mediter- 
ranean, ascend Mt. Carmel where Eli- 
jah had a major face-off with the 
prophets of Baal, before basking in 
the sun at the ancient port city of Dor 
where major trading took place. 

At Caesarea. the city where Paul 
was imprisoned and tried, walk over 
what remains of Herod's promontory 
palace and sit in the ancient Roman 

During the second week cross 
over the Jordan river and enter into 
the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 
traveling through the land of the 
Moabites and down into the moun- 
tains of Edom. 

Here in the rocky clefts, after a 
hike through the sik (a narrow pas- 
sageway into the mountains), you will 
suddenly encounter the incredible 
ruins of Petra where tremendous 
temples and tombs have been carved 
out of the sandstone cliffs. 

Travel through the desert land- 
scape that Lawrence of Arabia wrote 
of and on down to the Red Sea where 
the new hydrofoil ferry will whisk you 
across to the Egyptian Sinai. 

Here in this incredible blue sand 
scape visit one of the oldest mona; 
leries in the world and climb to thi' 
top of Mt. Sinai to catch the rising sun 
in breathtaking splendor 

The tour will include time for 
exploring the Old City of Jerusalem 
and for a day of s^vimming. snorkel 
ing and SCUBA diving in the resort 

Experience one of the top three 
sites m the worid for cor^ and under- 
water marine life before making the 
tnp home to the United States. 

The tour is scheduled to begin the 
week after graduation. May 17-June 1 
2001, with round trip travel from' 
Atlanta to Tel Aviv. 

There is only limited space left. If 
you are interested, contact Dr. Hasel 
at 2986, 29fr8226 

•Who is eligible; Any 

Southern student 

•Academic credit: 3 

hours of religion general 


•Dates: May 17-aune 1 

•Deposit: ASAP 

•Deposit amount: 


•Total cost: $2,650.00 

•Contact: IVIichaei Hasel 

at 2986 or 

Staff Report s 

The Student Media Board appoint- 
ed a new slate of editors and produc- 
ers this week who will produce next 
year's student publications. The wn- 
ning applicants include: 

• Jillian Hardesty, Southern Mem- 

' Dominic Ramirez. Festival Stu- 
dios producer 

• Daniel Olson, Southern Accent 

• Nick Lee, Joker editor 
The announcement caps two 

weeks of hard decisions as board 
members considered applicants for 
the four positions. 
I Each January students are invited 
to submit an application along with a 
I portfolio. The board looks at each 
applicant's experience and qualifica- 
tions. Then it chooses the student 
vvho is most qualified for the job, said 
Stephen Ruf. media board chair 

But this year was especially tough. 
Some of this year's current editors 
wanted to continue editing the same 
publications next year, Ruf said, "But 
tliere was a consensus on the board 
iliat we should give other qualified 
^'ludents an opportunity to edit a pub- 
lication." he added. 

Someone who does not lack expe- 
rience is Jillian Hardesty, next year's 
yearbook editor Hardesty worked as 
;i layout editor on her senior year- 
book at Mesa Grande Academy in 
California. She also helped with this 
year's Memories with editor Caria 

"Right now I'm trying to brain- 
storm for a theme." Hardesty said. "I 
want something that reflects stu- 
dent's lives as well as what the school 
stands for religiously." 

The Festival Studios producer is 
responsible for producing Strawber- 
ry Festival, a year-end multi-media 
show. This spring. Dominic Ramirez, 
a sophomore in Film Production, is 
working as an assistant producer In 
2002, he'll be in charge. 

"1 plan to steer away fi-om the 
whole dance club feel." Ramirez 
wrote in his application. "I want to 
give the audience a fi-esh and creative 
show, not just a bunch of spoofe to get 
a quick laugh." 

The editor of next year's Accent 
has three years of Accent experience 
under his belt. Daniel Olson, a junior 
in print journalism, has worked as 
senior writer, sports and news editor. 
"Before the Accent can move up 
the 'totem pole' of tiie student news- 
paper world, basic journalistic skills 
such as strong news reporting, style- 
book grammar and effective layout 
must lake precedence," Olson (old 
the media board. 

Nick Lee, a sophomore in comput- 
er graphics, will edit Joker, South- 
ern's annual student directory 

For two years, Lee has interned in 
the graphics department of Corporate 
Media Group in Cleveland, Tenn. 

He wants to talk with Joker read- 
ers and get their suggestions. He also 
plans to improve Joker's Web site 
with a "date search" function. 

Scliool of Graphic Arts 
continues to expand 

Bv Mah Mundau 

The School of Graphic Arts 
continues to grow second semes- 
"■ despite the lack of needed 
ace for die large classes of stu- 
|ilents in the program. 
^ According to Wayne Hazen. 
"'fi of the School of Visual Art 
, Design, the department cur- 
pntly has 140 students. This is 
^t of a constant increase in 
nrollmenl ft-om the 27 students 
"t were in the school three 
when Hazen arrived at 

The school is mainly located 
"line second floor of Brock Hall 
ut some classes are expanding 
t ., !1^'''''^'"^^ to fill the need 
for the 

increase in students is because 
the skills we're teaching are used 
in the workplace,' Hazen said. 

Hazen attributed the rapid 
growth to the motion, design and 
animation courses being taught. 
Students are also taught to work 
with graphic design, conception. 
editing, digital imaging, sculpt- 
ing, drawing, bronze casting, 
painting and working with 3-D 

"A visual should be a teacher." 
Hazen said, Tou should learn 
something by viewing it" 

The main focus for the depart- 
ment is to provide the students 
with the material they need to 
become productive in the com- 
mercial art worid. Most gradu- 
ates move on to corporate busi- 
nesses and industry jobs after 
leaving Southern. They then 

work with drafting and imaging 
depending on their individual job 

"Students that meet the crite- 
ria with serious talent can be 
trained inside the church set- 
ting." said Hazen, referring to 
many students that would have to 
attend public schools to get the 
training they receive at Southern. 
The lack of space is an issue 
for the department however, and 
currendy there is not an area for 
pottery work to be done. The 
computer Jabs have recently been 
renovated because of the space i 
issues and even with the two labs 
there is often a shortage of work- 
space for students. 

"As the department 
to grow it will warr 
space," Hazen said. 


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Thursday, I'ebmarj. 21, aoo? 

Hav^wereached the death of dentistry? 

By Brent Leggeh 

Yes. tliats an odd title to begin an 
ardcle with. The death of dentistry? 
Yeah right Everyone knows that 
you have to get cavities filled, teeth 
pulled and false teeth fitted at all 
stages of life. 

Apparently however, some den- 
lists and microbiologists have cho- 
sen to ignore the conventionalities 
and blaze new trails using preven- 
tion as their focal point. 

Dentistry has gone through a 
revolution of practice and ideas in 
the past few centuries. 

At fairs in the Middle Ages, a 
traveling tooth puller, in the pres- 
ence of a large crowd, would render 
a painful operation that would some 
limes develop into fatalities. 

Much later, this evolved into tht- 
famous tooth-pulling barbers. You 
could go to get your hair cut and gel 
a tooth pulled in the same setting- 
pretty convenient, don't you think? 

As the twentieth century crept 
upon us, still more dramatic (revo- 
lutionary comes to mind) changes 
occurred. Anestlietics such as lido- 
caine were developed for pain con- 
trol, fluorine was discovered to 
greatly reduce cavities by strength- 
ening teeth, and the bacteria that 
caused cavities and other dental 
problems were isolated. 

Towards the later half of the cen- 

Dcntal Club members Brent Leggett, Amy Duir 
Melanie Leiskc pose with their models of teeth. 

Contributed photo 
, Michela Louis, Alvina Lim, Crystal Edmister and 

tury, complex operations could be 
conducted to promote better oral 
hygiene and to help keep natural 
leetli much longer than had been 
possible in previous years. Bridges, 
implants and fillings were devel- 

However, these operations were 
only done after disease or problem 
had already struck. 

A new form of dentistry had to 
be ori^nated to propel us into the 
twenly-first century - dentistry that 
was preventive. 

When scientists isolated the bac- 
terium that causes cavities, Strepto- 
coccus mutans. this began a new 
era in dentistry. 

They found that S. mutans colo- 
nizes the mouth in almost everyone 

by age three, and that its activity is 
directly related to the amount of 
sugar that people eat 

Nourished by the sugar, the bac- 

lactic acid that destroys tootli enam- 
el and leads to cavities. 

What if there were some way to 
eradicate this bacterium from the 

This is soon to be answered fauj 
microbiologist named Dr u<l 
Hilhnan. ' "^ ^^'>" 

Dubbed "replacement therapy- 
Dr. Hilhnan and colleagues biolopl 
cally modified a sti-am of b mutaJs 
that didn't produce lactic acid an 
that releases a town that debtroy 
the harmful strain 

The bactenum is jubt squirted 
into the mouth and does the restol 
the work itself 

Many more experiments win 
have to be conducted and it wii] 
eventually have to pass the FDA 
inspections before it can be market^ 

"We could squirt the solution oa 
the teeth and eliminate the niajorib 
of tooth decay with one application; 
Hillman said. 

How will this affect dentistry?! 
foresee in the not so distant future 
that techniques like this will totaH}- 
eradicate many of the major dis- 
ease-caused dental problems knoiTt 

When the United States alone 
spends more than S50 billion a year 
on tooth decay problems, where 
does this leave all of us aspiring 
dental professionals? 

Only time will tell, but there ttill 
always be those impacted, fractured 
or dislodged teeth that Jr. acquires 
due to his energetic lifestyle. 

Besides, there's always orthi> 

Brent Hamstra, assistant professor of Chemistry 

Interview by Janelle Wasmer 

Decrees: B,S., Chemistry, 
Andrews University; Ph.D.. Inor- 
^f;niic Chemistry, Tlie University of 

Main tusk of his position: I 
leach Organic Chemistry and Sur- 
vey of Chemistry, and a Inb section 
of General Chemistry 

How long he's worked here: 

An intcrcstinf; anecdote 
rclntiiig to work experience: 
Not long after 1 arrived here, llie 
Chemistry Club went on a Satur- 
day night ice-skating trip. We met 
at Hickman to split up into cars to 
drive to Chattanooga, Soon after 1 
and the three female sliidenls rid- 
ing in my car le(t campus, the one 
silting beside me (who sh;dl 
remain nameless) asked if I was a 

I wanted to be a pharmacist.. .until I mobile home with two bedrooms, 
discovered chemistry one of which I obviously had to 

share with my 
two younger 

lined Iha 

or, 'llie 

si <.l 111,. ,i,l.. was slnng.'ly 
ent. 1 liav.. b,-eii luislaken for a 
iideni l)y sUidenls. staff, and visi- 

I I 1u' 

I will 1 

■ for 

What his secrelnry would- 
most likely say if asked for u 
one-word description of him: 

Is this what he thought he 
would be doing for a living 
when he was litUe: Wlien I was 
very little 1 wanted to be a can^n- 
ter. llien 1 wanted to be a doctor, 
but realized that I had no fondness 
at all for needles and knives. Then 

Where he squeezes his 
toothpaste: llie bottom, and I'm 
sure I can squeeze out more tlian 
anyone in the School of Nursing. 

Something that people don't 
know about him: I voted for Bill 
Clinton twice, and I'm not apologiz- 

Where he's lived and where 
was his fevorite; 1 spent most of 
my life in Michigan, where my 
childhood home was a single-wide 

His last 

words: Yes. I'd like to add another 
chemistry professor to our depart- 
ment so that fewer of the longsuf- 
fenng students of SouUiern would 
have to put up wiUi me on a daily 
basis, but apparentiy the powers 
that be have decided not to raise 
your tuition enough to pay for Uiat 
so you're stuck with me. I'll pray 
for you. 

NASA lands first shuttle 
on asteroid Eros 

On Feb. 14, NASA landed the 
NEAR Shoemaker, a 1,100 pound 
craft, on the asteroid Eros, making 
it the first spacecraft to do so. 

While it was originally designed 
to orbit only Eros C't has no landing 
gear or legs), mission controllers at 
John Hopkins guided it towards the 
asteroid at a rate of 2 to 7 m.p.h, 
reoriented the dish, and sent back a 
hello from ground zero. 

It was the farthest landing ever 
attempted, at a distance of 196 mil- 
lion miles from Earth. 

This makes the landing complex 
because a roundtrip radio signal 
from NEAR to Earth lakes 35 min- 
utes, according to the Associated 

Eros is the second largest aster- 
oid that is in the asteroid belt 
between Mars and Jupiter and is 
about the size of Manhattan. 

The ship had been orbiting Eros 
for a year, ttiough it has been up in 
space for five. 

As it orbited Eros it took 
160,000 pictures of the asteroid and 
made studies of its composition and 
geography. The pictures are clear 
enough to see feahires as small as a 
golf ball. 

NASA decided to let NEAR drop 
from orbit and land mainly because 
tlie fiinds of the $225 million mis- 
sion have run out and there is no 
more fuel left in the spacecraft. 

Despite tills there 
power left to transmit 
it runs on solar power No olhef 
spacecraft has operated 
power so far from the su 
ing to ABC News. 

Besides Eros, the only ollw 
celestial bodies tiiat have 
human spacecraft land on th 
faces are the Moon, Mars i»j 
Venus. Other probes have cnishw 
into Jupiter's atmosphere as weE 

On matters closer to home, 
astronauts have completed IK 
lOOUi spacewalk in U.S. history. 

The crew of Uie space shii 
Atiantis has recenUy installed 
Destiny module onto the lnteni» 
Uonal Space Station aSS). 

Destiny is a module that 
designed to perform scien 
experiments in the near 2^^°^- 
ty of space. It is tiie Quie'esl ^^Jl 
of the space station and is about »« 
size of a school bus. . 

Destiny also has many coBP 
ers and lets NASA take conWi^ 
the space station away fr"" "~j_ 
who has been in charge of H"^' ■ 
sion control since tlie ISS has liX"! 

Also Destiny enables *=';., J 
use gyroscopes to maintain »"^| 
that solar power can now » ..I 
ratiier than rocket power t( 

Speaking of staying up ff 
MIR (the Russian s 
space station Salyut), 

I Tlnirsday, Febmaiy 22, 2001 


God gives perfect love to imperfect beings 


Tiiere she stood all fortj'-five 

junds of dripping wet little girl. 

Kree;]] from the shower she just 

Itepped from, long blonde hair 

Barkened 1))' water and lying matted 

tight against her 

head. Two sky blue 

eyes that often 

danced like blue 

breeze. This time 
though the blue 
birds were gone and 
the summer breeze 
has turned into a 
summer storm. Those beautiful 
blue eyes were swollen and welling 
Bp mih tears. Sobs were racking 
|er chest as droplets of pain rolled 
to fall upon her little pink night- 
gown making dark patches of mois- 
tened cloth. My precious little girl is 
iurting and she has come to me for 

1 "^\Tiat is wrong honey?" I asked 
folding out my arms. 

That question caused a chain 
reaction. Something that I could not 
lee within my daughter broke 
foose. All the safety valves on the 
tear ducts opened wide. The vocal 

amplifiers nestled deep within tlie 
confines of her throat turned up 
their wattage as she wailed louder 

Ok, something is definitely 
going on here! 

As I was considering the drama 
tliat was playing out before my very 
eyes here she comes. One, two, 
three steps. ..short leap! 

"Oomph!" She lands on my lap 
and sticks her head deep into my 
chest. Her little body still racked 
with sobbing. 

"Daaaaadddaaaaaaay!" She 

"Oh, honey what is wrong?" I 
asked caressing her head. 

"I . . . (sob) . . . sob) . . . I . . . (sob) 
. . . (sob) ... I cut my finger . . . 
(sob) . . . (sob) . . . (sob)!" 

With that confession she went 
into another series of cries and tears 
were flowing freely. I was starting to 
get a little moist around the eyes 

I admit I was at a loss. What 
could I do to help her? I couldn't 
ease her pain and I couldn't make 
the event as if it did not happen. So 
I like any good parent tried to help. 

That is all we parents can do in situ- 
ations like this. 

"Show me where the cut is." 

"Here it is . . . (sob) . . . (sob) . . . 

Slowly with the deliberate move- 
ment of an explosive ordinance dis- 
posal technician she offered her fin- 
ger for my examination. With a 
deep breath I took her hand gently 
and carefully examined die prof- 
fered finger. 


'There!" She explained. 

I looked very closely at her 
index finger and noted a short little 
place where the skin looked like it 
was indeed separated. With those 
little blue eyes looking so trustfully 
upon me I just had to do something. 
I racked my brain to come up with 
just the right treatment for this 
"cut" my daughter had endured. 

I then did what any good father 
would do. I kissed her, wiped away 
all her tears, kissed her little finger, 
summoned up the extent of all my 
knowledge in medicine, and I pro- 
ceeded with tlie skill and dexterity 
of the greatest surgical mastermind 
to place a Band-j^d over it. 

One thing I haven't mentioned is 
the fact that when my child first 
showed up in my door, I was right in 
the middle of an important reading 

Yet witli little reservation and 
complete and total trust she leaped 
into my lap looking for help. Now in 
my estimation tliere is no greater 
faith. If you want to see tiiis demon- 
strated just find a little child and 
their father. Have the child jump off 
a chair three feet from you and his 
father and see which set of arms the 
child chooses to trust. 

Wliat is more amazing than this 
is even tiiough I could not do any- 
thing to ease her pain. I placed a 
Band-Aid upon her finger and it was 
enough! Jesus said that we are to 
consider God as our Father. Even 
more so He has asked us to consid- 
er Him as Daddy, (Abba). As I sit 
here writing this I can't help think- 
ing that as far as Fatiiers go there 
isn't any more loving or perfect tlian 
God Himself. He watches over each 
and every one of His children and I 
rest assured He is much more able 
than 1 to take care of His children. 
Tlie beauty of our Father is tliat the 


; of His children ( 

You wail. 
Maybe you wail because of phys- 
ical pain, like a paper cut. Or maybe 
it is a deeper pain, a relationship 
tliat isn't working out. Perhaps tiie 
stress of finances is keeping you 
weighted down, or the stresses ni 
an uncaring, unloving' work! haf 
broken tlie last straw'ori the camel's 
back. Look up my fi;iend for there 
He is . . . Daddy. He is sitting on His 
throne looking at you, nothing else 
is upon His sovereign mind but the 
pains of His child . . . you. Don't 
wait Run my friend, run with all 
ydu have! One, two. tliree 
steps.. .short leap! His everlasting 
arms will catch you and on this you 
can rest assured. As an earthly par- 
ent of myself expressing what love I 
have in my heart, oh so much more 
Iijve flows from the throne of Dad. 
He will catch you when you fall. Just 
trust Him. 

• Brad Hyden is a junior teology 
major from Tennessee. He can be 
readied at 

My call to ministry, part 1 


For 23 years I did not feel the 
need for having the Lord lead my 
life, I had been raised a devout 
Roman Catholic. I 
first came to a 
knowledge of the 
truth of God's 
word in 1967, 
when, together 
vrith my mom and 
two brothers, I 
undertook a 

series of Bible les- 
^uns in our home taught by an 
'^!>A lady named Elda Maugeri. A 
year rir ^o later my family and I 
'■'■■-r'- baptized at the Manhattan 
^I>A Church in New York City; I 
'''■;:- luM shy of 15. 

Liuking back on this experi- 
'■n>-. I realize that as drastic a 
' 'i<iri,i;.* as it may have been to 
' h[iii,i;t- religions", it was unfortu- 
'i.u.-ly only a "head knowledge" 
' "iiw rsiun for me. I had studied 
<■■''- \\i,rd (if God for the first time 
I'l niy (iff, was astonished at hav- 
l ing been misled aU of my prior life, 
i^as completely convinced of the 
Ivalidity of the Adventist doctiines. 
fand made the logical decision to 
[get baptized into the SDA faith. 
'^ly first problem was reasoning 
that since 1 had made the right 
choice and understood all of the 
J'Jctrinal beliefs, there was there- 
'"re no reason whatsoever to con- 
tinue studying the Bible. 

My second problem was that 
^^ concept of having a daily, per- 
'^nal. transforming relationship 
*ith God was absolutely foreign to 

me. So in addition to not studying 
His Word. I failed to seek His will 
for my life through any other 
means. Certainly I prayed to an 
extent attended church on Sab- 
bath, and even attended SDA high 
school. But in addition to doing 
those things, I also continued to 
feed my life principle of "having 
fun"; after all, life was to be 
enjoyed, was it not? Beginning in 
my junior year at South Lancaster 
Acaaemy in Massachusetts, hav- 
ing just moved from New York 
City, 1 sought out friends with the 
same attitude that I had, most of 
whom did not attend SLA. 1 began 
drinking alcohol quite heavily, two 
to three times per week, while par- 
tying with my friends. I remained 
a nominal SDA until completing 
high school in 71, and had some 
contact with tixe church for about 
two years afterwards while dab- 
bling in courses at AU.C. Finally, 
not wanting to be a hypocrite. I left 
the church entirely and moved to 
Boston to pursue a Building Con- 
struction Technology degree at 
Wentworth Institute of Technolo- 

Fast forward to 1994: I had 
been married and long-since 
divorced, was raising my then 16- 
year-old son Billy, living in Biloxi. 
MS., and running my fiirniture 
business. My mom had just been 
diagnosed with terminal cancer 
and during a hospital visit I 
encountered Pastor Bill Peterson 
who. along with several church 
elders, had just anointed her. Dur- 
ing the prayer. I could not even 
utter one word, so great was my 

grief. My mom, by the way, was 
the only one of us "four" who had 
remained faithful to the Lord all of 
those years. Her faith was so 
strong that prior to and following 
the anointing service, smiling and 
completely unafraid, mom quoted 
scripture after scripture verse to 
the pastor, an experience he never 

By this time in my life, 1 had 
been thinking of studying the 
Bible again; and my main motiva- 
tion for doing so was not for 
myself, but for my son Billy As 
wonderftil a son and young man 
that I esteemed him to be. I knew 
that he would only remain under 
my roof for less than two more 
years; I fell I would be remiss as a 
parent if I did not provide tiie 
opportunity for him to study tiie 
Bible as I had done many years 
before. 1 reasoned that once he 
understood Bible truths, he could 
make his own mind as to what to 
do with the information. I never 
imagined what an incredible, life- 
changing experience that Bible 
study would be botii for Billy and 
for me! Pastor Bill, assisted by 
Elder Dick Goree. came to our 
home, week after week, and taught 
us those Bible studies, a ministi-y 
for which I will be eternally grate- 
ful. On June 10. 1995. Billy and 1 
were baptized togethen and life 
has been a continual series of 
grovrth experiences ever since. 

■ Bill eager is a senior theology 
major jrom Mississippi He can be 
reached at 

Students prepare for overseas evangelism 

By Billy Gaoer 

N Eim 

In order to graduate from Soutii- 
ern's School of Religion, theology 
students must participate in a prac- 
tical field school of evangelism. In 
tiiis program, 15 to 20 students do 
Bible work and visitation and 
receive instruction during a full- 
length evangelistic crusade. Usual- 
ly the department sponsors two 
during the summer, but this year is 

Ideally, students should do their 
field school the summer after their 
junior year. But there are so many 
seniors now that all of them would 
barely fit into two field schools after 
their senior year. Through much 
prayer God has blessed by provid- 
ing an opening for five field schools 
this year. God is good! Now, hope- 
fully, nearly all juniors will be able 
to finish field school before their 

The group going to Ghana is pet- 
rified! Instead of listening to a 
world-famous preacher like Finley 
or Nelson, more than 15 of these 
fragile, inexperienced students will 
each be preaching an entire series 
at thefr own individual site! Wow! 
Talk about extended territory. 
What does this tell you about God? 
It tells me that God is desperate to 
get His message of U-ansforming 
grace to a lost worid. God has an 
intense passion to save lost people. 
Jesus came "to seek and save that 
which waslosr (Luke 19:10). 

If you think about the training 
and education of these students, 
you might wonder about God's IQ. 
If you measure their holiness and 
spiritual track record, you would 
probably be justified in second- 
guessing His plan. If you count tiie 
number of evangelistic meetings 
they have held in the past, most 

people would agree with you in giv- 
ing them little chance for success. 

But God's formula for success is 
not: our talent +■ our education = our 
success. Praise God "He ehose Uie 
lowly tilings of tliis world and the 
despised tilings - and the things tiiat 
are not - to nullify the things that 
are so that no one may boast before 
Him" (1 Cor 1:28-29). His formula 
is: our willingness + His Divine 
Power = His success. 

Wliat does this tell you about 
God's way of working? It tells me 
that He is an expert at using ordi- 
nary people to do extra-ordinary 
things. Tliat He can use your bro- 
kenness. That His grace is suffi- 
cient for His strength is made per- 
fect in weakness. 

Don't get me wrong. These stu- 
dents are working and praying vig- 
orously to do all that depends on 
them for success. Tliey are building 
on strong shoulders by using mate- 
rials and methods used before by 
tlie previous General Conference 
President Robert Folkenburg. 
They each will preach witii a laptop 
and projector and culhirally rele- 
vant pictures and stories. They will 
be praying and learning from Dr. 
Ron Clouzet while doing the meet- 

But I would like to "beseech you, 
tiierefore, brethren" to supplicate 
heaven's throne of grace for tiiese 
field schools. This one in Ghana 
and the one in Romania will leave 
next Tuesday, 27tii, and Wednes- 
day, 28th, respectively And tiiey 
will be gone for two weeks sti^ight 
missing the week after Spring ^^ 
Break. Everything that happens on (^^ 
eartii for God happens in response 
to prayer. So please pray and sup- 
port your brothers and sisters who 
have the privelege and responsibili- 
ty to present the everlasting gospel. 

Thursday, Fcbruar 


The Southern Accent 

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Blue bikes taken because 
of student immaturity 

Earlier in the year, the student 
body received a gift of 21 blue 
bilies. They were from a great idea 
pUnncd and followed through by 
our SA Senate and Executive Vice 
President last year. 

The bikes made a long trek 
across the promenade a relative 
ease Of you could get your hands on 

Bui you see those bikes weren't 
purchased with the money coming 
out of the Senator's pockets. No. 

And a select group of immature 
people destroyed your and their 
own property. 

Wliat were they thinking? Now 
they have to walk too, 

It's those kind of people that slop 

the administration from giving us 
more freedom, therefore tying the 
hands of our student leaders. 

It shows administration that if 
we as a student body cannot handle 
the responsibility of a few bikes 
then we cannot manage ourselves 
in an apartment off campus. 

It is only a few irresponsible peo- 
ple, but they can bring down the 
student body. 

If you by any chance remember 
seeing anyone jumping or abusing 
the bikes in any way, ! encourage 
you in the future to verbally abuse 
them, so that if we ever have a 
chance again at a little responsibili- 
ty, they will never again strip us of 
our freedom. 

Letters to the editor 

Censorship article was written satire 

Di-ar Editor, 

Not long iiflLT the arlicle, 
"Silnuiiin llii- Masses: Censorship 
:ii Soinlicrn" was ijubllshed. some 
Irii'iiils (il iiiitii' wi'Yv debating what 
thf arlii-tr was saying. Apparently 

whether tlie author w;is ^^ninus in 
condemning Bi-Lo. cu-, I ,ilsi. km.w 
that a few ignorant pf(i|ilr (imi iliv 
friends I referred to previously) 
took Uie opening satire-yes. that's 
SATIRE-at face value. At first. Ihe 
article does seem way out Uiere. 
but if you read Uk' ENTIRE arlicle, 
il is apparent lliat Miss Wearner 
was trying lo ilkislnile how ridicu- 
lous we, as Advontists. gel when il 
comes lo censorship. I agree willi 
Miss Wearner. Doesn't il seem a lit- 
tle sitly thai we won't advertise cer- 

tain venues because they serve 
alcohol when there are plenty of 
places to purchase alcohol-if that's 
what you want. If there's going lo 
be controversy, it would make 
sense to me if it involved the kind of 
nuisic-nol the venue. There are 
lili'iily of contemporary Christian 
arlisia who perform in "question- 
able" venues. However, my point is 
not to address censorship as much 
as it is to defend a writer who 
expected her audience to liave a 
certain amount of deptli and critical 
thinking ability. Wlietlier you agree 
with it or not. "Silencing..." did not 
condemn Golden Gallon or any 
oilier place-it was a good article. 

Fern Chriatensen 

Senior physical education 

Southern is not yet fully diversifiedl 

Dear Editor, 

The Southern Accent has gone 
through a lot of changes through- 
out the years. 1 think it has 
improved in many ways and has fall- 
en short in other ways. 

I'm writing to ask a couple of. in 
my opinion, unanswered questions. 
First of all, what happened to the 
feature story that was to be vmtten 
by Judy Prosser at the beginning of 
the year? I believe she wrote one 
article that was to be a column 
about living off-campus with several 
other young women. She explained 
that she was going to take us 
through their different experiences. 
etc. But 1 never saw another article 

concerning that. 1 was looking for- 

My next question is about the 
D.E.E.R program. I think everyone 
is sick of hearing about it, but I just 
wanted to know what happened to 
the article that is usually done to 
introduce the students? 1 believe I 
picked up every issue of the South- 
ern Accent last semester but I never 
found an article on the seven stu- 
dents from Oakwood. 

Besides this endeavor to be ver- 
satile or diversified, I don't feel that 
Southern is doing its job. I rarely 
hear about the Oriental and Asian 
students. Latino and Hispanic stu- 
dents, European and Canadian stu- 

dents or Native American andW 
an students. I don't know whal| 
solution is for this as 
ern goes. After all. it 
nantly Anglo-American inslitul)!i| 
1 don't want to put anyone (i)# 
Southern is a great univera^J 
attend. My last thought is a 
ment on Fern lllidge's ardcteijll 
week's Accent. 1 agree with aij 
what she said and 1 comniendj 
for taking a risk to spm^ 
Thank you for your ume 

Ginger Lowe _ 

freshman journalism oapm 

Budget story correction student to Warden: Work on communication skills 

I appreciated Ihe accuracy of the 
article by Rob York on Uic Budget 
issues tliat Southern faces for next 
year. Tlle issues are complex luid 
the report was very accurate. 

My only observation is tliat 1 
( believe I made a misstatement if I 
said "Academic Support is current- 
ly the only department not over 

Technically, "Academic Sup- 
port" is not a "deparmient" and 
what 1 was referencing was a col- 

1 tile Budget Summary sheet 
tliat breaks all inslitudonal expense 
down to just 8 categories. 

There are some schools and 
departments that are well within 
Uieir budgets but tlie cumulated 
total for all instructional schools 
and deparmients is over budget at 
the end of December. 

Dr. Biete 

Dear Editor, 

Last Thunsday, during the SA 
elecbon speeches, David Warden 
mentioned that Brandon Nudd had 
been this year's President of South- 
ern's Republican Club. During the 
course of his comments on the sub- 
ject. Warden mentioned that the 
Republican Club still had a lot of 
work to do this year. I had the 
opportunity to be a part of the 
Republican Club this year and I am 
honored to have served under the 
leadership of Brandon Nudd 1 got 

to see Brandon in action through 
his interaction with the members of 
the club. Before the presidential 
election of 2000, we met regularly 
with ahnost 100% participation and 
attendance among the members. 
One of the things that I found most 
convenient concerning the club, 
was ttie fact that I always knew what 
was going to happen. Relations witti 
members were kept at a top priority. 
On Uie other hand, SA, with its PR. 
budget and two PR. directors, did 
little to keep me informed. PubUc 

relations between SA anJ - 
has been about as puW ,,- 
nevermind. Pwh^f' "thjil 
would do well to k)0k « J 
area of responsibility W"";! 
tioning the work ethic «jl 
Why don't we go ahead a^l 
letter a 3 o'clock convert" -j 



Albert HandaJjj,, I 

freshmen theoloS'"' ■ 

;;^i5;7Fcl>roaiT22, 2001 


A Melange weekend at Southern? 

ITiis weekend was a blast, wasn't 
J From early Friday morning we 
' irenls migrating onto campus 
itploring the daily activities of 
1, from classroom visits 
dining in our very 
)wn four-star cafete- 

They weren't 
bored at all, with the 
plethora of events 
taking place, begin- 
ning with Friday 
I afternoon's domestic 
showcase to Saturday 
Bcivil War Salute. 

y had the opportunity to see 
Jmselves what we. as South- 
ffiventist University students, 
Xyday; and into what they 
ir monies. 
„ jf our parents though, are 
Jpy with what they saw. 
BUie opinions of those parents 
Tieard and regarded or are 
King ignored? 

a burden on my heart 
will not be lifted until some 
addressed and recog- 
_js legidmate. 
n before I begin, I would like 
1 the editor out a little: 
ICLAIMER: The views 
^d below are the views of 
^t Soutliern Adventist Univer- 
ffid its affiliates. They are the 
Ely and opinion of myself, the 

author, but represent the views of a 
significant majority on and off cam- 
pus. I can be reached at the address 
given below. 

There, now that we have that 
taken care of we can continue. 

First and foremost, I must con- 
gratulate the planners and coordina- 
tors of this weekend's activities. 
The programs were very well put 
together and the main theme was 
quite evident throughout. 

Friday night was a true blessing 
to me and I hope that we can see 
more of that kind of performance. 
It was not only educational, but 
extremely entertaining as well. 

On Saturday morning my sister 
and I decided to take my mother to 
The 3rd so she could see the new 
dimension church service we 
attend every Sabbath. 

Everyone was wearing these 
nifty "diversity" shirts and they 
announced that this was the third 
and last in the series of diversity 
programs they had on campus. 

It was a little confusing because 
right after that, a group of very UN- 
diverse young people filed onto the 
stage and sang a bunch of UN- 
diverse songs. 

They smiled, sang, and praised 
the Lord. One question, however; 
this week, when I pass one of them 
on the way to class and I smile and 
say good morning, are one of those 

"spiritual leaders" going to once 
again look down at nieland scow] as 
they keep on walking past, or are 
they going to practice what they 
preach only on Sabbath? 

How many different coloi-s and 
shades did you see on the stage of 
the 3rd? How diverse was that? 

According to Ms. Caldwell, in 
her very e.\cellent sermon she so 
articulately gave, you cannot 
change people. 

I agree, only to an extent. 
though— you can continue to say 
something until, one day. it finally 
sinks in and they! realize that 
change is best. 

Thatis why Iwrite. 

You see, this weekend was very 
contradictory to what-Southern so 
proudly boasts about as being one 
of the fundamental reasons so many 
flock to this university: the diversity. 

Saturday night was no exception. 

The Symphony Orchestra did an 
excellent job. as did the Wind Sym- 
phony, Trombone 'Choir, Stage 
Band. Southern Singers, and Gym- 
Masters. However, tlliere was NO 

To put it bluntly, exactly what rel- 
evance does the theme of Civil War 
have to our ethnic parents and stu- 
dents on this campus, and why dur- 
ing Black History Month? 

Yes, i know what you'll say: "you 
had a week and it was last week." 

Again. I congratulate the plan- - 
ning committee on their sb^tegic 
placement of activities for tlie Week- 
ends that they landed on, butiwhy 
not give us alt a chance to show our 
parents why we come here? 

! do not attend this campus lo be 
reminded of the Civil War and all its 
atrocities and hatred. 

Tlie Civil War era should not be 
a time that Adventist people cele- 
brate and honor. It was a tinie of 
much hatred and pain for a lot of 
people — these people matter, too. 

Would it have been so hard to 
include ECU in tlie events of this 
weekend? * 

To tlie rest of tlie normal world 
Black History lasts a month. It is 
already the shortest month in the 
year, can it not be as respected as 
tlie 4tli of July. Presidents' Day, and 
the Civil War? 

What about a Latin segment in 
the program? 

How about the Korean choir? 

They were a true blessing when 
they came to perform for church 
and Evensong. 

Saturday night was very discour- 
aging to me. I was so disappointed 
in tliis university, I was ready to 
pack up my bags and go home witli 
my mother on Sunday. 

Wliy should I pay so much 
money to attend a school that does 
not respect me enough to include 

my culture in everything, not just a 
week out of the year? 

A Christian campus that disre- 
gards the feelings of the vast minor- 
ity, yes, show me Jesus in that! 

Do I dare ask if it is because the 
faculty caters to the elite "pocket- 
books" of tills university? 

Do they like the Civil War 

In tliat case, answer me this: if 
Uie "minority" students were to all 
take their monies away and not 
return next semester, and if their 
parents and church members were 
to stop giving money to Southern, 
how would enrollment look then? 

Would you continue to preach 
diversity witli no regards to practic- 
ing it? 

Would you care? 

Well. I can't tell by just silting 
through a well-organized church 

Words, signs, and brochures 
mean notliing to me anymore; don't 
just tell me, Southern Adventist Uni- 
versity, show me what diversity 
really ^eans to you! 

■ Fern lUidge is a senior history 
major from Georgia. She can be 
reached at purplcpassion27@hoi- 

beautiful memory 

know that familiar feeling 

when your mom hugs you 

good-bye, your dad 

tells you he's missed 

your best 

friends tell you they 

nderstand, your 

iog comes running 

3 you when you get 

SGER home from school or 

' about sends you a 

L -' -isT^eatestfeeLng, yetallof 
neni are a little different. They 
•2ke you more confident because 
ouhavt attachments. You see that 
ouTelovfd and thought of. 
All of these people in your life 
f tieal \m itnow them, they know 
III - 

"Hlej I, |( yiiu ihc truth; you open 
(Ptothem ami t,.-ll them things you 
*ll.H anyone else. 
. ney hv,\\ yijur bad tendencies 
""■your ,;o.,] qualities as well. 
;«ep..npi.-ihink you're beautifuL 
■lev think vouVe smart, creative 
■1 unique. 
^Ve often see ourselves as they 

see us. Therefore, you think you 
add something positive to the 
world, you think you're important. 

If you weren't around you'd be 

Well, time goes by and as always 
your world changes. Nothing ever 
stays the same. 

The worid is ever spinning caus- 
ing us to look at life from different 
angles, with different obstacles. 

For whatever reason, someone I 
know has chosen a different life 
style for her new life. 

Maybe she needed a change, 
some new adventure or challenge. 

Maybe she's hurt and she's tidy- 
ing to clutter her life as an attempt 
to distract from her heart-ache. 

Maybe someone has let her 
down and stolen her hope. 

Maybe she's curious and wants 
to see what everyone says stay 
away from. 

Well, time has passed and she's 
finding tiiat her view of herself has 
changed drastically 

No longer does she see herself 
as fun spirited, creative and special. 

Now she sees herself as care- 

■ and ashamed. 
But then, when she is in contact 
with something tliat brings back 
her life from before, her heart is 
softened. She feels, that warm 
secure feeling that had always given 
her a smile and a free spirit. 

At night she prays for God to 
give her the life that He wants for 
her. Her prayers are short but sin- 

A few weeks ago the most impor- 
tant person in her world called to 
say she was being thought of. 

Yesterday her mom wrote an e- 
mai! to tell her she missed her. 

Today her friend .promised to 
always be there for her. 

Tonight she read just a few vers- 
es in the Bible and she knew Jesus 
had tucked her into bed for the 

Life is ever changing but which 
direction it goes is your decision. 
■ Amber Risinger is a junior 
sociology major from Virginia. Her 
columns run every week. Risinger 
can be reached at aarishig®south- 

Have an opinion 

[olumn you want to share? Send 

it to 

SA elections — 
who to vote for 


Today marks the 
tliis year's SA elections. You, tlie 
students, have been privileged to 
have such a diverse 
field of candidates lo 
choose from. You 
have also had the 
chance lo hear from 
each and every one. 
DAVE whether it be by 

LEONARD their speeches last 
week, their respons- 
■iTII'lli'l^'M es during last Tues- 
day's press conference, or by read- 
ing their campaign platforms and 
profiles in the Accent. 

But die time for evaluating the 
candidates is over and choices must 
be made. Who will be next year's 
SA President, SA Executive Vice 
President and SA Social Vice Presi- 
dent? The decision is yours, and 
yours alone. 

SA Social Vice President— This 
office requires someone who is will- 
ing to put the energy and commit- 
ment into planning and carrying 
out social events tiial must reach 
(and please) a broad specfrum of 
students. Having a diverse social 
committee is a necessity, as well as 
the ability to utilize the many 
resources available among the dif- 
ferent clubs on campus. 

SA Executive Vice President— 

'Hiis office requires someone who 
is willing lo advocate stu<lent issues 
and knows how lo work with South- 
ern's administration in order lo get 
Senale resolutions approved. Such 
a job milst require strategic plan- 
ning skills and effective communi- 
cation mdthods to ensure that stu- 
dent concerns are taken care of in 
an efficient manner. 

SA Prcisident— This office, first 
and forenlost, is the most visable 
leadership] position within the stu- 
dent body.j Such a job requires tiie 
ability lo share the students' con- 
cerns and interests, effectively rep- 
resent the students to the Universi- 
ty's adminisfration, and fruely know 
the meaning of "going lo bat" for 
tiie students. Likewise, the presi- 
dent must he able lo work well witii 
the otiier SA officers, setting an 
example of fiffeclive and responsi- 
ble teamwork. 

Finally, when you vote, vote for 
the person i that best represents 
what you want to see in next year's 
Student Assbciation ... it will only 
be what you choose lo make it. 

■ Dave Ijfonard is a senior 
mass communications major from 
North Carolina. He can be reached 




,>, Fcbn,^ny T2, 2001 

The cloakers 

By Rovce Brown 

guys that impressed me immensely. 
It is hard to get noticed in A league 
because most people think that 
there is no talent in A league, but I 

; Utat time of the basketball 
when you win or you stop hg^^ enjoye'd "watch i'ngTIea^e 

than any other league. 

The first guy is none other than 
Richmond Carter. I am so 
impressed with the way that this 
guy leads his team. He always 
. ^ ^, , seems to make the big shot, and he 

.'^"if„u''i?!L'!lT!! has improved his ganie a ton over 
last year. Team Carter would not be 
where they are without the leader- 
ship of Richmond. 

The other guy that is a hidden 
talent is Tony Castelbuono. Tliis 
guy should be in AAA with his jump 
shot. Tony had an excellent season 
and pretty much kept his team in 
most games with his talent. 

In men's B league tlie whole 
Heinrich team was a huge surprise. 
This team could beat a lot of A 
league teams and that is all I am 
going to say. 

For women there are three 
women that stand out in my mind as 
underrated. Those girls are Julie 
Fuller. Erica Chu and Carmen 

Julie Fuller just might be the 
best outside threat on her team and 
is a lethal weapon on the fast break. 
She is just another reason that 
Team Fulford was so dominating 
during the regular season. 

Erica Chu is a player that can 

However, I am not here to tell 

ju about which teams are winning 

t, but rather, I am going to try 

)w some appreciation to those 


worried about what they 
ok tike or what kind of statistics 
^ey put up during a game as long 
; they do their part. 

talking about those under- 
ed players that never get noticed, 
s almost as though these players 
I invisible except for the fact that 

huge part of the game, 
[i think of them as the silent 

i of teams. 
For AAA league in men's there 
^ iwo guys that stand out as the 
mosi underrated players that no 
one seems to notice until you have 
topby against tliem. 

Tlie first player is Brian Snider. I 
felieve that this guy is the most all- 
around player in the league. He can 
do it all and was a huge help in 
Tfeani Reiner's success this season. 

The second guy that 1 think 
needs some recognition is Nate 
Marin. Man does he put it ail out on 
the floorwhen he plays. I mean this 
guy has gotten his body abused this 

him up, Nate 

Team Peterson's upset 


For AA men there really is only 
one fiuy that stuck out in my mind 
as thL' most underrated player, and 
that was Ryan Jamieson. This guy 
might not be the flashiest player in 
the wodd, but he is the perfect 
point guard. He conti-ols the pace 
of the game and can pass excellent- 
ly. Ryan was an instrumental part 
helping Team Johnson to earn the 
best n^cord in the regular season. 

For A league men there are two 

slow shoot U.._ „... „... 

huge part of also jg very fast and an excellent 
passer, and she is a crucial asset in 
Team Slagle's try for a champi- 

Carmen Guild is one of the best 
point guards at this school. She is a 
great defender and shooter. She is 
quietly die best giri on her team. 

Congratulations to everybody 
this year on a great season. Keep 
playing hard and doing the things 
that it takes to win. Have fun and 
keep God first out there on the 
court, and that goes for me too. 



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Continued from page 1 

But Slagle nailed a 3-pointer to 
tie the score at 22-22. Rachel Snider 
scored on a layup to give Team Sla- 
gle the lead, but Fern Christensen 
tied the score on a jump shot. Chris- 
tensen, upset that a foul was not 
called on the shot attempt, yelled at 
referee Chadd Watkins and prompt- 
ly received a technical foul. 

Snider hit both free throws to put 
Team Slagle ahead. 26-24. with 2;55 
left. Team Slagle committed a costly 
turnover as Sharon Hall threw the 
ball toward Snider, but Snider had 
fallen down due to a leg cramp. The 
ball sailed over Snider's head and 

Team Fulford took advantage of 

the turnover, as Rojas nailed a 
jumper with 40 seconds left to tie 
the game again. Team Slagle then 
turned the ball over, but Rojas 
missed a jumper. Team Fulford held 
strong on defense on tlie final pos- 
session of regulation as Slagle 
missed a jumper. 

But in overtime. Team Slagle 
confrolled the rebounds to cruise to 
the championship win and spoil 
Team Fulford's perfect season. 

'They hurt us down low," team 
captain Bobbie Jean Fulford admit- 
ted. "V/e just didn't box oul." 

Men's AA-League 

Johnson 31, Ongwela 28 

Chad Gilmore scored 9 points, 
Duslin Hackleman added 7. and 
Team Johnson played tenacious 

defense to hall Team Ongwela and 
win tlie men's AA-League champi- 
onship Tuesday night, 31-28. 

Team Ongwela was led by Tim 
Ongwela and Ryan Sargeant (9 
points each), but numerous 
turnovers and terrible shot selec- 
tions doomed Team Ongwela. 

Team Johnson went on a 7-0 run 
to start the second half and held 
Team Ongwela scoreless for about 
eight minutes. Aaron Lewis nailed a 
3-pointer with 0:58 left to pull Team 
Ongwela to within 30-27. but Team 
Ongwela's chance to tie tlie game 
evaporated when guard Nick Erick- 
son badly missed a pair of 3-pointers 
with less than 30 seconds left. 

Team Johnson played tough inte- 
rior defense, forcing Team Ongwela 
to turn the ball over repeatedly. 
Tliey were helped by Team Ong- 
wela shooting 'l-for-IO from the free 
throw line in the second half. 

Reflections on Earnhardt's death 

walking past the CNN tele- 
tlie Student Center when 1 

heard it first 

I turned around, 


I title 

gold: 1951-2001. 

Granted, I'm not 
a big race fan, but he 
was my favorite. 1 
watched half of his 
last race Sunday. 
He was the best, the Intimidator. 
The camera went to North Car- 
olina where thousands of fans creat- 
ed a makeshift memorial for their 
-fallen champion. 

1 saw a multitude of black shirts 
and #3 hats in the crowd, and sym- 
pathized with the mourners. 

I must have looked stupid, just 
standing there in front of the TV. 
watching, wondering if it was real. 

The camera panned to a huge 
man blubbering and crying like a 
baby, trying to be consoled by his 

It reminded us that death favors 
not the rich, the successful, the 
popular, nor the beloved. He was 
supposed to die a great-grandfather, 

Times like this wake oneself up, 
remind us of our mortality, and that 
even the daredevils and risktakers' 
luck runs up sooner or later. 

He died the death 1 covet when it 
will be my turn to pay the price for 
living. Not racecar driving, but the 
bigger picture: doing what I love. 

I want to be old, God willing. 

1 want it to be quick and painless. 

1 want to be on the stage, playing 
guitar, the music I wrote. After I fin- 
ish my last song, I m\\ sit down, 
take one last glimpse, then fade 

very quickly into my well deserved 

There is no way I can't make this 
sound like a cliche. Don't take life 
for granted, live every day like it's 
your last, you're not promised 
tomorrow. We've all been beaten 
over the head with those lessons 
until the words have lost all mean- 
ing. Somewhat like the Forrest 
Gumpisms. I guess it lakes a litde 
jolt to open your eyes. 

Today, do something that you 
will enjoy 

Smile in the face of depression, 
laugh at those persecuting you. 

Don't worry so much, put it in 
God's hands. You can't grow any 
taller, or change the color of the 
hairs on your head by yourself. If 
this was your last day on this eartli, 
would you want to spend it worry- 


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■Reflections on Earnhardt's death Page 




Thursday, Februan- 22, 

Staff photographer/Matt Bosley 
c bull during 'Hicsday night's game as the spectators cheer them on. 

Team Slagle 
edges Team 
Fulford, 34-30 

Slagle wins WomensA- 
League championship 

Amy Slagle scored four of her \2 p 
ill overtime and Darlene Guzman adt 
key basket with a minute left as Team Sla- 11 
gle downed Team Fulford, 34-30 (OT),t 
win the women's A-League championship. I 

Slagle, who struggled with her shool- j 
ing throughout the game and missed a 
liS-footer at the end of regulation, cami 
alive in overtime, nailmg a jumper with | 
three minutes left that gave her team the j 
lead for good. 

Team Slagle was forced to raJly ii 
first half, as Team Fulford roared to 
lead behind three baskets by Kari Rowan \ 
and a 3-pointer by Fern Christensen. 

After a time-out, Team Slagle switchedl 
to man-to-man defense and started t{ 
irol the rebounding battle. Team J 
shook off their seven-minute scoi 
^tj'eak, and Julie Maguire nailed twc 
kt-is during a 10-3 run. 

"Our coaching helped," Slagle 
referring to the presence of Royce Bi 
Ben Nyraidy and Kevin Johnson oi 
bench- "Switching to man-to-man defensef 
iielped shut them down." 

Slagle banked in a 3-pointer to knot the | 
score at 16-16 right before halftime. 

The second half was filled with i 
(.)ffensive moves, followed by poor sliol | 
attempts that often went astray. 

Clary Rojas (10 points) sparked Team I 
Fulford in the second half, hitting tliT« | 
■straight baskets to put her team u] 
with nine minutes to play. 

Both teams continued to strugg 
then- shots, and Julie Maguire picked up | 
her fourth foul with five minutes left. 

See Basketball on page 

Country mourns Earnhardt's death 

You may not be as big a racing fan as Mr, 
Els Hetlte, but if you have turned on ESPN or 
piclted up a sports page one name lias always 
been at the front of NASCAR racing . . . Dale 

1 was even compeled to catch some of tlie 
race Uiis last Sunday; ! sat and watched as 
Micliael Walttip won his first ever NASCAR 
race. 1 and also the crash on tlie final turn of 
the final lap. 

Unfortunately what should have been a 
day to remember ended with a horrific crash 
on the final lap, costing the sport its greatest 
driver— Dale Earnhardt 

The crash was a conclusion to what had 
been a compedtive, yet , violent day of racing 
An earlier horrific crash wiUi 25 laps to the 

checkered flag knocked out 21 cars, and saw 
anotlier high-profile driver, Tony Stewart, 
going violently airborne in his 3,400-pound 

It was tile same competitive racing that put 
Earnhardt's car in a spin just seconds fi-om 
the finish, 

Witli Walteip and Earnhardts son. Dale 
Earnhardt, Jr, running in llie lead, Earnhardt 
had been blocking lor tliem over the final 
laps, frustrating the efforts of Steriing MarUn 

Notliing could have been a deeper blow to 
tile sport. 

Auto racing in this country has never 
knom a bigger name than the feisty driving 
chaaipion mth the familiar mustache and 
dark glasses, identified by fans and comped- 
tors as sunply The Indmidator- 

No one in stock-car racing has enjoyed a 

stronger following. 

No one has become so recognized by a 
number, the No. 3 of Earnhardt and his black 
Chevy Monte Carlo. 

No one has sold more merchandise to a 

According to the Associated Press, Earn- 
hardt died from blunt force trauma. "Earn- 
hardt's death was being treated as a motor 
vehicle accident" 

The death ushered a further cloud over a 
sport that has lost three drivers since last 

On the streets outside the track racing 
tans were shocked by the news. 

Few knew the seriousness of the injuries 
to Earnhardt when they filed out of the track 

News of his death began circulating about 

"•'"'■'■•'''""- ended. 

two hours after the r 

Fans held a candlelight vigil dMP 
night They hung caps and flowed 
nearby fence in their hero's memory. 

Medical staff said Earnharilt^^^ 
regained consciousness after his caJ" 
with the concrete wall on the finalU^jJ 

He was transported to HalU» H"»Sf 
tie more than a mUe from die track at •-" | 
pronounced dead 20 minutes later 

His wife, Teresa, was at his be** 

Earnhardt remained the only »"" J^jl 
NASCAR circuit still wearing i 
hehnet ^msH 

He also decUned to wear the "^ j , 
(Head and Neck Support). » ^ 
designed to reduce head and nec» 'j 

However, tracksidedoctorsjai" ,, j 
ly either would have saved F ' 




n WASHINGTON — Fugitive financier 
Marc Rich refused Tuesday 
before a House committee investigating 
his pardon while former President Clinton 
waived executive privilege, allowing his 
top aides to freely testify before the panel. 

n OKLAHOMA CITV — Officials have 
ruled that "ground Impact" caused the 
deaths of 10 men when an airplane carry- 
ing members of tlie Oklahoma State Uni- 
versity basketball team crashed Jan. 27. 
The Federal Aviation Administration has 
ruled out engine failure as a possible 
.„„.^ of the crash. The National Trans- 
portation and Safely Board said a prelimi- 
nary report on the crash is still weeks 

n MIAMI — While wildfires capture the 
cameras' attention, most Florida residents 
are unaware that the blazes are only the 
most dramatic symbol of a drought devel- 
oping into the stale's worst in a century. 
And tlial, water managers say, is Florida's 
great difficulty. Ulled into complacency 
by the regular rhytlims of dry and rainy 
seasons, most Floridians don'l reaWxc the 
breadth of the drought that has gripped 
the stale for more than Iwo years. 

u MI'lU'ORD, Maes. — Claude Shan- 
non iihirnalician and computer scien- 

111 v.Ik.v, ijicories became the basis for 
njniiriri mass communications nclworks, 
dii{[ Saturday after battling Alzheimer's 
disease. He was 84. In 1948 he outlined a 
series of mathematical formulas to reduce 
communication processes to binary code. 
His formulas are at the core of tlie tech- 
nology that delivers the Internet. 


Westchester County Legislature, deciding 
not to wait for a statewide law, voted unan- 
imously Monday to prohibit motorists 
from talking on handheld cellular phones. 
"We as local officials have an obligation to 
protect our own citizenry if we can't get 
the state to do it for us," said I-egislator 
Louis Mosiello, the sponsor of the bill. 
Tlie measure authorizes fines of up to 
$150 for using a phone while driving in Uie 
county unless it can be operated without 
hands or is being used In an emergency. 

n BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Police are 
invesligaling a breach in computer securi- 
ty Ihat allowed someone to access iwrson- 
al information on more than 2,000 Indiana 
University graduate students. Most of tlie 
information taken from the university 

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n NEW YORK - Defense lawyere in the 
embassy bombings case had tough ques- 
tions for a key prosecution witness who 
had previously linked their clients to 
Osama bin Laden's alleged terrorist 
group. During Monday's cross-examina- 
tion. L'Houssane Kherchtou testified that 
he had no "actual knowledge" if Wadih El- 
Hage. a supposed trusted member of bin 
Uden's group, ever swore allegiance to 
his group. El-Hage is one of four men 
accused of bombing U.S. embassies in 
Kenya and Tanzania. 

K.R. Davis celebrates his 80th birthday 

staff photographer/Brittany Robson 
Students were able to sign a card for K.R. Davis' SOtli birtliday at luncli on TUesday. 
Since Davis will liavc liis birthday over Spring Break, liis family and the Student 
Association threw a surprise party for liim on Tuesday. 


Students to 
ski for credit! 

During Spring Break, a group of s 
are traveling to Winter Park, CoIo.'tt^?^! 
they will ski, snow board, snow mobile, s ^ 
shoe and snow tube for five days. 

Winter Park is a "fun. small, quaint frieni I 
ly ski resort with good food and awesome sH I 
ing," said Phil Garver, dean of the School 
Physical Education. 

Winter Park is full of good snow and fi 
trails. According to the resorf s Web site tj 
slopes are currently in excellent ski coni I 

The cost of the trip is $625. 

"It is an unbelievably good deal, the bea I 
in town," Garver said. 

But students vAW have to pay for their oi 
food. Lodging costs are included in theto' 

Students also will receive one hour of RE I 
credit. All they have to do is "get in 3i 
of skiing and for an A, spend some t 
the black slopes," Garver said. 

Students plan for Community Service Day 

By Bethany Martin 

The Student Association is laying big plans 
for Southern's annua! Community Service 
Day, April 4. 

This year will be different and you can 
expect some exciting changes to be imple- 
mented, said Carrie Garlick, SA public rela- 
tions director. 

However, many students have no idea 
what is going on and what their options are. 

"I don't know anything about it," said 
Rachel Bostic, sophomore broadcasting 

And because of a lack of awareness there 
are students who will be making their ovm 
community service plans. 

Jimmy Rhodes, senior r 

tions-advertising major, is ecstatic about 
"doing some yard work and cleaning gutters 
for my grandma." 

Community Service Day has traditionally 
been held at the beginning of the fall semes- 
ter which has made it difficult to publicize. 
Garlick says that hopefully by having it during 
springtime of second semester, it will turn out 
to be a bigger event. 

In past years, participation has been low 
and Garlick is shooting for at least 500 stu- 
dents to be active this year in the big event 

Along with some surprise planning strate- 
gies, she plans on advertising heavily at con- 
vocation, in the Chatter, dispersing posters, 
and be sure to watch for promotions on the 
bulletin board along the Promenade. 

Activities in the past have included helping 
out at children's hospitals such as Valley, 

Moccasin Bend psychiatric ward, ChalJ 
tanooga soup kitchens, daycare facilitiKl 
trash pick-up on top of Lookout Mountain and I 

Garlick says some additional 
opportunities to look forward to this yearwil| 
be painting, landscaping and taking die eldH| 
ly shopping. 

'There is a need for a large gate to I 
painted at the Summit Cemetery and I'mhoi 
ing that we can also get a group to do son 
trash pick-up along the main roads that ni 
through Summit," said Jonathan Fetricl.| 
Campus Ministries ere; 

Community Service Day is "our chancels| 
give back to the community that gives 9 
much to us," Garlick said. 

Diversity committee: Creating awareness on campus | 

Diversity t-shirts now on sale 

By Heaiker Durst 

Tlie Diversity Committee wants to create 
awareness on Southern Adventist Universi- 
ty's campus. Many students have been want- 
ing Ijillboards by wearing the blacit and white 
T-shirt proclaiming that love, respect and 
understanding work botli ways. 

"Wlien I wore my (divereity) shirt a few 
people asked quesdons about what it's all 
about ... I think a difference is being made " 
said Danielle Muhlenbeck, a freshman in non- 
profit management and development 

In 1997 Southern Adventist University cre- 
ated the Diversity Committee in an effort to 
help students understand diversity at a more 
personal level. 

"Diversity is an important issue to young 
Christian adults who are facing the future in a 
very complex society," said Lynn Caldwell, 
diversity committee chair 

The driving goal of die committee is to 
deepen students to an understanding of how 
important love, respect and understanding 
^ejo building a well-balanced society. 

"I'm glad the Diversity Committee is point- 

ing out [to the student body] that everyoi«e| 
included in the kaleidoscope of diversity « 
campus," said Sholly Scarlett, a senior in » 
chology. |^_ 

Students are recognizing die impact o""! 
Diversity Committee. . - _ 

"Having a club that promotes diveratji 
good because our campus is so diverse. ■ 
Debbie Battin, a sophomore in public " 

The Diversity Committee says it's '""[^l 
hard to help students realize the imporw | 
and values of being different 

Tliuisclay, FebruaiT 22, 2001 
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Southern students work 
on, off campus to pay bills 

By Matt Mundall 

Students at Southern Adventist 
University have a workload other 
than scholastic studies to keep 
tuition bills in check. 

Most of the students at South- 
ern hold at least a part-time jub 
while taking classes. 

While this can affect the amount 
of time that a student studies out ol 
class, many find that working is 
necessary to stay in school. 

Amanda Boggess, a senior 
health science major, works 40 
hours a week as a student dean and 
resident assistant in Thatcher 

Boggess views work as a way to 
stay in school but added that work- 
ing has a way of taking its toll on 
the scholastic and social life. 

Dina Lopez, a junior religious 
studies major, puts in anywhere 
between 3M0 hours per week. 

Lopez is required to work to pay 
for her schooling although she 
does rely on loans each year and 

iincial help from her parents. 

"Work is a good experience for 

'," she said. 

What this also means for her is 
that whenever she is out of classes, 
she is working, especially during 
the evenings and mid-day, times 
that don't conflict with her class 


While many students have sig- 
ficant help from parents and 
ans, some find that working and 
slaying in school is more that a full- 
David Collins, a senior theology 
major, works at United Parcel Ser- 
efore class starts, getting up 
and being at work from 4-9 a.m. 

Staff photographer/Brittany Robson 
Amanda Boggess, Thatcher South dean's assistant, and Dina Lopez, 
Thatcher Hall dean's assistant work in Dean Bledsoe's oHlcc. 

Collins also relies on loans but is 
dependant on himself to pay for the 
remainder of the tuition. 

According to the Human 
Resources Department there are 
many work opportunities both on 
and off campus. Etsworth Hetke, 
Director of Human Resources said 
that as of last payroll there were 
918 students employed by the Uni- 

These jobs include positions at 
the Village Market, readers for 
departments, cafeteria, dorms and 
other on-campus jobs. 

One of these is Southern Car 
ton, more familiar to most as Tlie 

Dr. Wayne Janzen, manager 
said that approximately 52 students 
work at the plant, each logging 19 
hours a week. 

This industry provides card 
I boxes for McKee to packdgt 

their products before shipping. 
Over the past eight and one-half 
years that Southern has managed 
Southern Carton tliere have been 
450 student workers employed, 
grossing over $2 million in salaries. 

The students that work don't 
have to take out as many loans (as 
a student that doesn't work)." said 
Hetke. "I hate debts witli a passion 
and 1 don't like to see a student 
graduate with a millstone of debt 
around theirneck." 

Students are encouraged to find 
jobs while attending Southern and 
areas are provided in Uie residence 
halls as well as several boards in 
Wnght Hall where students can 
contact prospective employers. 

Just ibout any kind of job can be 
listed including a constant demand 
for cafeteria workers, child care. 
Campus Safety, yard work and off- 

Relieving stress during exam week 

staff ptiotoerapher/Brittany Robson 
Adam Caswell, freshman English studies major, and Luke Hamilton, freshman religion major, duel 
«i.K „^pjy jyi^.^ jj^jj,^ jj, ^^ iQbby of Talge Hall during midterm exam week. 

Scholarship cuts affect 
students, departments ^ 

University cuts $200,000 to stay 
within budget 

On Monday, February 12, 
Southern Adventist University 
President Gordon Bietz announced 
plans to cut S200,000 from South- 
ern's scholarships in an effort to 
keep Southern within its own budg- 

At a school tliat carries a $16,000 
price tag, scholarships have under- 
standably been relied upon to give 
some students just the chance to 
get their education. Even if it isn't 
vital to a student's education, no stu- 
dent minds having a scholarship. 
Brian Niehoff, freshman physical 
education major, received South- 
ern's freshman scholarship for 
$3,500 last year. "I would have come 
here anyway, but this makes it easi- 
er on my parents," Niehoff said. 

Many of the students receiving 
scholarships are students who per- 
form in the music department. Jon 
Gabbard, sophomore biology major 
has received funds for playing in 
Southern's orchestra. "I'd have 
found a way to come here without 
it, but it definitely helps." lOistin 
Holton, freshman music education 
major, said tliat divine intervention 
may have been involved with her 
$6,000 scholarship for piano. "Wilh- 
out die scholarship I couldn't have 
majored in music, so I made an 
agreement wilh God that if I got the 
scholarship that that's what 1 would 

Dr. Scott Ball. Dean of the 
School of Music, said lliat he is 
unsure of what the cuts mean, but 
he is under the impression that 
most of the music scholarships will 
remain the same. "From what I've 
been told, it looks like most of our 
scholarship money will remain 

Indeed, the majority of scholar- 
ships given out by individual 
departments have not decreased. 
Vinita Sauder, Vice President for 
Marketing and Enrollmenl Ser- 
vices, reports that the amount of 
scholarship money given by admin- 
istraUon has decreased by $200,000 
since 1999-2000. 

In the school year of '99-'00 
Sauder said, "we really went wild on 
scholarships, giving; away just over 
$5 million in an allempl lo meet Ihe 
needs of every student applying." 

The scholarships and discounts 
given back to students amounted lo 
2TO of Southern's revenue last year. 
This year, it is projected that Soudi- 
ern will give away $4,988,300 in 
scholarships. Compared to this 
number, Sauder said that the schol- 
arship cuts are like a "drop in the 

Most of where the cuts are 

expected will be in the Freshman 
Scholarship and the Student Trans- 
ferring/Returning Scholarship. In 
order to cut back on tlie amount of 
money given, the standards stu- 
dents must meet were raised. 
According to Southern's financial 
aid form lo qualify for the Fresh- 
man Scholarship, incoming stu- 
dents add up points for leadership 

200 points may be given for stu- 
dents wilh high school leadership 
experience, 200 for church leader- 
ship and 200 for Community leader- 
ship. All of these points, plus the 
shident's GPA multiplied by 1,000. 
and his or her ACT score multiplied 
by 100, equals the amount of points 
tliat student earned. 

In years past a score of 5000- 
5,800 or belter meant the freshman 
would receive tlie Honors Scholar- 
ship of $1,000 in scholarship money, 
while 5,801-6,500 would receive the 
Dean's Scholarship of $2,500, and 
6,501 or higher would receive the 
Presidential Scholarship of $3,500. 
This year the bar was raised, and a 
minimum of 5,600 must be earned 
for Honors, 6,201 for Deans, and 
7.001 for Presidential. But a ftjii 
scholarship has been added for 
tliose who can achieve 8.001 points 
or higher. 

In addition to tlie cuts made to 
the Freshman SchoJaiship. the Stu- 
dent Transferring/Returning Stu- 
dent Scholarship also is budgeted 
for reduction. 'Hie Bronze Circle 
Scholarship of $1,000 has had its 
required GPA of 3.25 
3.4 for ncxl vear. 'Hie Sil- 
, S,h..l.,r.hii-..-,f!^1,500bas 
'..■;.:.. .'■..':i,L'.'".Obut 

Schoiarsiup lias Ijri'ii n-ductd from 
$1,750 lo $l..'iOU and students must 
now make a 3.8 rather than a 3.75 

Sauder reports that Soutliern 
plans to give away 24% of its rev- 
enue next year wilh scholarships 
and discounts. This is down from 
29% last year but up from 22% in '98- 
99. The National Association of Col- 
lege and University Business Offi- 
cers indicates that private colleges 
and universities similar to Southern 
spend an average of 38% of their rev- 
enue on scholarships annually. "But 
many of these schools {Oakwood 
being an example) have a greater 
endowment fund than Soutiiern," 
Sauder said. 

Sauder said that tiiese cuts have 
only been done to help Southern 
break even on iU budget tiiis year. 
Even with tiiese cuts, it may still be 
a difficult task. "It's my hope tiiat 
the cut will not hurl a lot of stu- 
dents," Sauder said. 

JiVhat's love got 
to do with it? 

Heightening awareness of 
abusive relationships 

Every fifteen seconds 
is beaten. Two in live women mur- 
dered are killed by (heir husbands, 
according to Uie Handbook for 
Domestic Violence Victims, 

You may think violence doesn't 
happen around you, but do a dou- 
ble-lake. It happens in our own 
school with people you pass every 

Domestic violence crosses 
racial, class, ethi 

According to the Web site, 
"Wlien Love Hurls," abuse or vio- 
lence in a relationship is a pattern of 
behavior (hat one person uses 
against another to intimidate them 
and to gel them to do what they 

Another Web site for domestic 
violence and abusive relationships 
says violence U often part of a pat- 
tern of threals,linsults, insane jeal- 
ousy, explosive temper and 
attempts to iso ate and overpower 
the woman. ' 

Many Uiink that violence is the 
only kind of domestic abuse out 
there. Just because your boyfriend 
or girlfriend isn't physically abusing 
you doesn't mein you aren't being 
abused. | 

Tliere are three types of abuse: 
emotional, physjcal, and sexual. All 
of these can be equally damaging to 
tlie victim. ', 

IDmolional abuse is when the 
. ignores you 

. 'lllr- 


llirv ,.111 iir incredibly posses- 
-iw I iii\ii iiM-; jealousy or anger 
In ruHiiul VMU ;i[id get you to do 
what llu-y w.inl. 'lliey are willing to 
deliberately hunjiliatc you in front 
of otiiers. And tliby try to make you 
feel wrong, inadequate or crazy. 

Physical abqse involves any- 
thing that can. diies or is intended 
to hurt you physically. Hurting 
someone or even threatening to 
liiii \ ^oiurnin js ii criminal offense. 

Ii iikIdiI. ^ liiiiing, slapping, 
inishmi' ki< l.iui;, piilling your hiur, 
iliukjni: ynu, Ti'slraining you, 
threatening you harm or frighten- 
ing you with violent behavior such 
as driving recklessly with the inten- 
tion of scaring yoji. 

Sexual abuse ife being pressured 
or forced to do ^xua! tilings you 
don't want to do. It can encompass a 
wide variety of things. Rape and 
other forms of stxual assault are 
criminal offenses.) 

According to; "Wlien Love 
Hurts." "otlm the first indication 
that there is soniething wrong in 
your relationship with your 

boyfriend or girlfriend is the way 
you feel," 

Many people that have been in 
abusive relationships reported feel- 
ing the following way; pressured, 
confused, guilty (like you're not 
good enough), angry, uncomfort- 
able, scared, nervous or tense, 
humiliated, trapped, restricted or 
controlled, and upset. listening to 
your feelings is important 

Abuse can affect you in all sorts 
of ways as well: not sleeping prop^ 
erly, having nausea or headaches, 
beginning to abuse alcohol or 
drugs, experiencing anxiety or 
depression, missing classes, taking 
days off work, getting lower grades. 
constantly trying to please the 
other person, lying or not commu- 
nicating with family or friends 
because you're afraid they'll blame 
you or stop you from seeing your 
boyfriend or girifriend, no longer 
feeling like you can trust people, 
losing touch with who you are, 
whafs important to you, your own 
opinions, feelings, friends, family. 
having less confidence in yourself, 
or feeling alone and afraid to tell 

Tliese are the things that people 
should look for if suspecting abuse, 
whether in their relationship or in 
one of their friends. 

No matter what you do, you 
don't deserve violence or abuse, 
and it is more likely to get worse 
over time than to improve. 

'Hie abuser can get help but only 
he/she can change his/her atti- 
tude. Tliey must accept responsibil- 
ity for abusing you, and not make 
excuses for their behavior, 

If it doesn't happen, then leaving 
may be the only choice, The 
abuser's apology does not mean 
that the violence will not occur 

What's love got to do witli it? 
Nothing really. Abuse has notliing 
to do with love. This treatment isn't 
love, it's control. Wlien someone 
loves you, you feel valued, respect- 
ed, and free to be yourself. You 
should not be made to feel intimi- 
dated or controlled. 

Tliere are many ways to get 

Campus Safety, tlie police, any 
trusted adult or friend to help you 
and lend a listening ear. a hotline, 
slielters. wliatever someone needs 
to help themselves or s 
else, it's available to tliem. 

Also, some good sites on tlie 
internet about abuse include 
tionshiiK and the website "When 
Love Hurts" found at 


Thursday, Mjircli 1. 

Staff Photographer/Bfittany Robson 
Trisha Smith, freshman business administration major, puts a birthday hat on her grandfather, 
K.R. Davis, at his birthday party Tuesday in the cafeteria while her step-father looks on. 

Reiner, Goodge advance to 
College Bowl Championship 

Team Reiner and Team Goodge 
will r^eet in the College Bowl 
Championship at Convocation, this 
Thursday, March L 

Eacfi team has taken rather dif- 
ferent i-outes to ;the finals. Because 
of Team Reiner's forfeit in their first 
scheduled matdh. Team Goodge 
has had to play only two matches to 
reach the Championship. 

Team Reiner has played the 
majority.of tlieir batches in the con- 
solation bracket and has had to win 

five games to make it to the finals. 

Both teams had to play the sur- 
prising Collegedale Academy team. 
Team Goodge squeaked out a 187- 
170 victory when the CA team 
missed a l&-point bonus question 
with no time left in the game. 

Team Reiner beat the CA team 
245-150. but with 3 minutes left in 
the match, CA was down by only 5 

Because of its one loss. Team 
Reiner must win 2 matches to be 
this year's champions. With no 

losses^ in the tournament. Team 
Goodge must win only one. 

The winning team is reco^ized 
by having the team members' 
names ;engraved on a plaque locat- 
ed on the third floor of Brock Hall. 

The (members of Team Reiner 
are Tim Reiner (captain), Anthony 
Reiner, jason lleto, Jonathan Geach 
and David Leonard. ■ 

The members of Team Gopdge 
are Daniel Goodge (captain), Greg 
ViTiite, Stacey TomUnson, ^ryan 
James and Jason Belyeu. ' 

Southern breaks hiring freeze, 
hires physical education teacher 

By Rob York 

Despite SouUiern's current hir- 
ing freeze, a new professor has 
IJecn hired to join Soutliern's 
Scliool of Physical Education, said 
George Babcock, Senior Vice Presi- 
dent for Academic Administration. 

Judy Sloan, wlio has been worli- 
ing on lieti doctoral degree at the 
University of Ncbraslra tor the last 
two year^i, will join tlie university's 
faculty in tlie fall. Sloan's resume 
lists experience teaching at Union 
college in Uncoln, Nebraska, teach- 
ing RE. and Bible courses at Maple- 
wood Adventist Academy in Min- 
nesota, and serving as the Dean of 
Girls at Milo Advendst Academy in 

Babcock also said diat Southern 

is currendy discussing the possibil- 
ity of hiring a "young man who has 
a Ph.D in chemistry." 

Also in discussion is the hiring of 
a new teacher in the School of 
Music to replace James Hansen as 
choral director. Babcock would say 
that Southern is in negotiations 
with individuals who can fill these 
positions, but he said he could not 
release their names as they have 
not signed on yet 

The hiring freeze was designed 
to keep Southern within its budget 
for neict year. But in an frmail dis- 
tributed to Southern's faculty, 
Soudiern's president, Gordon Bietz! 
said that recent growth in these 
departments made the Wrings nec- 

Tlie chemistry department has 
tripled its enrollment since 1990. 

With the addition of a fourth chem- 
istry teacher the department will K 
equipped to handle its recent 
growth andbe poised forthe future- 
The School of Physical Educatiot' 
Health and Wellness has grown 
percent in 10 years and is '^^'^^'^ 
unusually large number of adjw" 
professors to keep their progW 
going- By huing a ftiM"« [i"™" 
member, the budget for acljuK^ 
will be reduced significantly, 0" | 

^Bietz also said that no new Wr- 
ings are expected to reP'^^*^ ■- 
departure of Dr. Derelt «»'"? 
leaving the School of Religion «' 
out a specialist in preaching- •>' 
did say that he would h* !L«"^ 
the load by teaching Life and '« 
ings of Jesus during 4th Sunn 

■HunMlay.Mmh 1,2001 


'flic Southuill AiTCllI ' 

Aviation program flies away SonRlse pageant provides 

local mission opportunity^ 

BY Ahtmonv Vera Cruz 

Southern's Board of Trustees 
recently decided to abolish the tech- 

department's Aviation pro- 
t the end of this school year. 
■je issue lies at the heart of this 
li^atterrRather. several smaller factors 
played important roles here, includ- 
ing enrollment and financial prob- 

Currently, only five students are 
enrolled in the classes provided. Four 
of these students have just begun 
Iheir ground school training. The fifth 
student has reached the advanced 
upper division courses. 

"Student response would have 
been greater if Southern offered a 
two-year A.S. or four-year B.S. degree 
n aviation, instead of simply the basic 
' said Jan Haluska, chair of 
^udiern's aviation board. 
The airline industry is not as inter- 
ested in an individual that has a few 
n aviation as they would be in 
Eomeone with a four-year degree, if 

When the aviation program was 
started four years ago, the adminis- 
tration envisioned an impressive 
response to the program, and actively 
campaigned with both current and 
prospective students to get involved. 

While low interest in the program 
affected the decision of the board, a 
larger issue was at hand. Aviation had 
been a very large financial responsi- 
bility to both the students involved 
and the university itself. 

Students enrolled in the program 
pay about S8.500 in additional fees 
unique to the program, though that 
includes a discounted price, accord- 
ing to Southern's catalog. 

While Aviation Specialists, the 
company that provided use of the air- 
planes for training, had an acceptable 
insurance policy, the General Confer- 
ence requires one much greater than 
that which was provided. Thus, the 
University would have been putting 
more money into the program than 

the program was returning, due to 
the enrollment, said George Babcock, 
vice president for academic adminis- 

Gradually, along wth the financial 
trouble the school is experiencing, 
the cost became too great to absorb, 
and the program needed to be termi- 

The program itself was excellent, 
but we just couldn't afford it!" Bab- 
cock said, 

Students currently enrolled in the 
program will not lose academic cred- 
it The student enrolled in his upper 
division courses wiU be permitted to 
take his last class elsewhere for trans- 
fer credit into the last aviation minor 
given by Southern. 

Also, the others enrolled in the 
program can finish their studies with 
Aviation Specialists right where the 
program leaves off. 

To actively pursue a degree in avi- 
ation, both Walla Walla and Andrews 
have outstanding programs. Babcock 

Students raise funds to attend 
United Youth Congress 

Southern students are fundraising 
r the upcoming United Youth Con- 
;ss in Indianapolis from April 5 to 9. 
e trip will cost $250 per person. 
Students have been washing cars 
md selling Valentine goodies to pay 

"I can't wait to go and meet new 
iple," said Gaelle Eugene, fresh- 
n biology major. 

About 60 students from Southern 
e expected to attend the Youth Con- 
William Carroll, director of South- 
ern's Black Christian Union, is organ- 
izing transportation. He estimates 
that naiiunwide more than 2,000 stu- 
dent-, will attend. So far Southern stu- 
dent hav.- raised about $300. 

"rin- 'I'uutli Congress is a meeting 
thai liikes place every four years in a 

different state to unite Adventist 
youth. It's like a miniature General 
Conference but it's on our level," said 
Carroll, sophomore pharmacology 
major. "We are going to make friends, 
worship God together and attend 
gospel concerts hosted by famous 
gospel singers." 

Richard Smallwood, Virtue, and 
Lamar Campbell and Spirit of PrEUse 
will be at the Youth Congress. Stu- 
dents look forward to meeting new 
Adventist young people and different 
worship styles. 

"What does the Youth Congress 
have to do with me? I thought it was 
organized by African Americans," 
said Tanya Jimenez.'fi-eshmen com- 
puter information system major. 

The Congress is open to students 
from all ethnicities and mainly all 

'Tlie Congress is a convention to 
further God's ministry Ihrough 

Adventist youtii," said Stevie Mackey. 
sophomore graphic design major. 
There, we will attend concerts, work- 
shops, meet new youths and visit the 
city. We are going because we want lo 
strengthen the youtii ministi-y and 
draw closer to God through 

Catherine Harris was only 13 
when she attended her first Youth 

"I enjoyed the seminars the most 
because I got to sit down and lalk to 
people my age about teenage issues. 
We talked about how hard it was for 
us to be Adventist teens in a public 
school," said Harris, freshman social 
work major. "That's why 1 continue to 
take part in the Youth Congress every 
four years." 

Anyone interested in going to the 
Youth Congress is encouraged to con- 
tact William Carroll at 2i8-10i3 

This year's SonRise Passion Play 
on April 14 provides students an 
opportunity to gel involved in yet 
another local mission project. 

"We have plenty of openings in a 
variety of areas," said Ingrid Skantz. 
pageant coordinator and assistant 
director for Southern's public rela- 

To help with greeting, ushering, 
behind die scenes with props, sound, 
lighting, animals, refreshments, con- 
struction or even adminisb^tive assis- 
tance, you may contact Skantz at 238- 
2833. or by email at ilskantz@south- To apply to be a banner bear- 
er or extra, Skantz says students 
should contact David Leonard at 396- 

From the applications already 
received, 250 student spots are being 
filled, said Leonard, a senior comput- 
er major and this year's cast director. 

"We have roles all the way from 
Jesus to extras." Leonard said. 

SonRise is held on Southern 
Adventist University's campus, and 
sponsored by the Collegedale Sev- 
enth-day Adventist Church, Soutiiern 
students can serve as actors and help 
with many behind the scenes details. 

"Tills is a very powerhd spiritual 
experience, whether playing a part or 
in the audience," said Leonard, who's 
been involved in the pageant for the 
past four years. 

Tlie Collegedale Church uses this 
ministry as a method of outreach to 
the non-Christian community, said 

Sherrie Williams. Collegedale 
Church Communications director 
and SonRise co-director. Last year 
SonRise had approximately 8000 visi- 
tors, and this year there are plans to 
exceed that number. 

There will be a full page advertise- 
ment in The Agenda," the Chat- 
tanooga Area Chamber of Com- 
merce's magazine, as well as on bill- 
boards throughout Chattanooga. 
Tliere will also be advertisements in 
places like Winsong Theater, added 
Williams who also serves as the 
Pageant's costume director. 

The church is targeting non- 
believers "to let our community know 
that Seventh-day Adventisls believe in 
and celebrate the resurrection of 
Christ," Skantz said. 

Church members and Southern 
students are encouraged to partici- 
pate, thus allowing more room for vis- 
itors. Free tickets will be av^lable at 
several area book stores, said Skantz. 
This year tickets will also be required 
at the resurrection scene in the gym 
to help eliminate the "sneak-in" factor. 

SonRise uses a walk-through for- 
mat. It starts with Jesus' Triumphal 
Entry through Jerusalem along the 
promenade in front the nursing build- 
ing and ends with the Ascension of 
Jesus into heaven in the gym. 

Other events in the life of Christ 
interactively unfold at different spots 
throughout tiic campus. 

"It is a tremendous story, the 
greatest slory of all time." Leonard 

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Thursday, March 1 


We asked and you said it . 

n "I have a free travel voucher so I am going to 

Oregon and Washington to visit relatives, friends and 
my brother." 
--Chrislyn Clayville 
freshman social work major 

"1 am staying here." 
--Heather Kuiken 
freshman biology major 

"I am going to Nicaragua on a mission trip with the nursing 

-Lynelle Bullock 
senior nursing major 

am going home." 
-Chris Hoerner 
freshman biology major 

"I will be on a mission trip in Romania." 

"Melanie Leiske 

senior dental hygiene major 

"I'm going to be working on my research paper at home.' 
-Brina Pittman 
freshman English major 


"I'm going to Orlando, Fla." 
-April Sjoboen 
sophomore biology major 

Dear Sholly 

Rea! answers for real questions ~" 

Dear Sholly 

I AM STRESSED!!! I can't handle midterms, my teachers believe il 
must be some sort of SUPER student I can't absorb all this information 
I have to deal with working 20 hours or more and don't get me starts 
my personal life. I don't have time for myself or even to stop and [liink j I 
think I am going to go crazy...! am just exhausted. I need a stress reliey 



First of all you need to CALM down!! Okay, midterms can be a pain bui 
they have to be done. It is better if you prepare for them gradually but ifyou 
don't, just skim the information that is in your notes and find it in yom 
book. Being a student myself in similar circumstances I know that dia- 
grams, figures, and summaries can help.. .they are easy to look over anil 
can give you vital information quick. Try using a study group if that is com- 
patable with how you learn. Also pulling all-nighters could help but m 
detrimental to sleep patterns. But at least you can sacrifice a night or Ewo 
knowing that you will get good grades and you will be able to rest diirinj 
Spring Break. In the future try taping lectures/seminars, this can b.? verj- 
helpful when you are tired because all you have to do is listen. Woik,.\\cil, 
we all need money. Talk to your boss and see if he or she can reduce yoar. 
hours until midterms are over. Be willing to compromise. Offer to wort: I 
extra liours if they are available during non-stressful times for you. MTiea I 
it comes to your personal life take it one step at a time. It can be hard to bal- 1 
ance school, work and social activities. But if you plan wisely or compr> 
mise on some things you will be able to work it out Do not forgei abM 
your spiritual life, God should alw^s come first and foremost Trust in him 
and He will take your burdens away. In all things you do h^y to mainiain bal- 
ance. Good luck and know you are not the only one going through this 
Have a good Spring Break. 


Top 5 uses for a to-go| 
box from the cafe 

By Dennis Mayne 

5. Use it as a puppet for Clown 

4. Don't inave enough money for a 
kite but want to go out in front of 
Brock and fly? Just add string. 

3. IVIakes for a good barf bag in a 
pincii if your girlfriend drags you to 
see Sweet November. 

2. Too cheap to buy one of those 
shower tote bags? Could easily fit bai 
of soap, puddle of shampoo, tooth- 
paste, and brush in it. 

1 . Stick a plastic fork in it and turn it 
in to 2nd story Brock. 

^day, Maixh 1, 2001 


Waste time productively on the Web 

As the television, the Internet 
^ Iwiled in its early stages to be a 
greal educational tool (which like 
it can be), but for the most part, 
= thf idiot box, tlie world wide 
wei) has turned into a great place to 
sifliplv waste time. Nothing better 
can 611 one's time between classes 
to check sports scores, read 
movie reviews, and delete worth- 
emails that a friend sent you 
liiinkin.K that by sending that email 
■ou Bill Gates would send 

him/her to Disney World, 

But what if one could still 

time on the^web and be productive? these games have different 

for college students, sports lovers directioi 

Yes, by surfing over to fun sites that 
are — mind expanding. Don't stop 
reading now, give these three s 

^^ith and the games that are the the brain. These games are not of 'mo Wants To Be A Million- 

mmd expanding. Most of really easy to understand \vithout aire?" Just find the picture of Regis 

reading the directions, but the and click on it and you wilt be taken 

very easy to under- into the game. "How ii 
If you have not been to this web- 
site before, then welcome to the 
home of "Wlieel of Fortune Online," 
"Jeopardy Online," and Trivia] Pur- 
suit Online." This site also has 
more game options but these three 
are the ones most people are famil- 

lovers. and 
have multiplayer capabilities. 

One drawback to this site is that 
you have to register, so pick an easy 
password to remember if you plan 
on coming back after you visit. 

stand {does that make sense?). Tlie ductive waste of time?"— you might 
games "Set" and "Quiddler" can be ask. The answer is that maybe you 
very addictive so keep track of your will pick up some useless knowl- 

This site does not offer tiivial- 
knowledge games but ratlier two 
mind expanding games that force 
people to use both hemispheres of 

Larry Turner 

His main task: Electrician 

How long he's worked at 
Soutliern: 11 years. 

An interesting anecdote Ha\ 
"mg a new beeper go off in mv shirt 
pocket while connecting wires m i 
hot electrical panel. 

Is this what he thought he 
would be doing when he was ht 
tie? Yes. pretty much. I'm ver\ 
hap|iy with what I do. 

Where he squeezes his tooth 
paste from: From the end, most ut 
the lime. 

Something that people don't 
knmv about him: Everybody 
knows nie fairly well. 

Non-work-related hobbies: 
Flyin.ij. rock climbing and snow ski- 

Different places hes lived 
Arkansas. Ohio, Texas, Pennsylva 
nia. Oklahoma, Tennessee My 
(avorite probably is Tennessee 

Larry Tbrncr, clectrii 

Book he s 
And the angle 

Luc ado 

CD currently in his CD play- 

r: Photo max software CD. 
Favorite food: Mexican 

Claire Aitcheson 

Degrees BA psychology minor 
dumistrv minor in elementary 
from Southern and 


Mam task To keep the lele- 
phon system up and lunning and 
to h Ip with telephone question<^ 
and difiiLuliies 

Hiiw long she's worked at 
SouthLrn b months 

An mteresting anecdote 
Cluiil ing on a roof when we did 

"hdt her secretary most 
lilteh would say if asked for a 
°ae word descnpbon I abked 
3nd li sdidboftspokeni 

Is this what she thought she 
Would be doing when she was 
"Wl:' No, I wanted to be a foreign 

"here she squeezes her 
«*tlipaste: I don't squeeze, I use 
*> i"(itlibrush to push from the 

Siimething tliat people don't 
«"» about her: I speak Swahili. 
; \un-work-related hobbies: 

X*"l irig foreign food, soap-mak- 

p reading. 

^^'^'''"ff^'-ent places she's lived: 

" ' li , Nepal: Tanzania; 

Staff Photographer/ Brittany Robson 
Claire A.tcheson, telecommunicalion.s technician at Information 
Systems, talks on the phone and plays on her computer while at 
work T\iesday afternoon. 

time while playing. Trust me, these 
games can be very fun and the great 
thing is that Uiey exercise your 

Why go to the ABC network's 
website? Because tiiat is where 
they have their great online edition 

strike up a con- 
versation witli that pretty girl when 
the party gets dull, or you wU be 
preparing yourself for that time 
when you \vin a cool million. Just 
take my advice — that computer gets 
really devilish when you want to use 
a lifeline and call a friend. 

Zanzibar; Pasco. Wash.; Oxnard, 
Calif.: Chattanooga, Tenn. and 
Berrien Springs. Mich. Zanzibar 
was my favorite because we lived 
near the beach and did a lot of 
snorkelling in WARM water. 

Book she's currently read- 
ing: My Utmost for His Highest: 
Excellent devoti(mal: Dr. in the 
Land of Hie Lion: Old book 
Africa, good if you are interested in 

ethnic origins: Saving Your Mar- 
riage before it Starts: Good 

CD currentiy in her CD play- 

New computer 
technology on the way 

V II ntists have found that a com- 
mon mttil compound can carry 
(kttritiO \siUi virtually no resisl- 
inci. it a lusher temperature than 
previuuslv thought possible. The 
iinpnund might become useful for 
liuildinj, faster Lomputers. 

According to the Associated 
1 rebb two hbs report Uiat tlie mag- 
nesium boron compound becomes 
superconducting" at temperatures 
of around negative 388 degrees (F) 
to negative 389 degrees. The previ- 
ous record for simple metallic com- 
pounds IS around negative 418 

Superconductivity researchers 
have virtually ignored such simple 
metallic compounds for 15 years in 
favor of a class of oxygen-containing 
materials, which superconduct at 
much higher temperatures than 
<-ven the newly reported com- 
pound, up to negative 172 degrees. 

Somi experts said the magne- 
sium brron compound might pay 
off in niiking v(_r\ fist compuler 
tompouLnls whLie the oxygen 
lonlaining nntLnals have proven 
hard to work with 

Another way lo speed up com 

puters is lo make tiie transistors 
smaller or pack more of them on a 
compuler chip. Two technologies 
thai help do that are Extreme ultra- 
\ioleE (EUV) litiiography and elec- 
ti-on beam litiiography 

EUV lithography will allow com- 
puter makers to draw smaller cir- 
cuits onto chips Uian current litho- 
graphic techniques. EUV light has a 
short wavelength, which allows 
chipmakers lo project extremely 
intricate circuit patterns onto sili- 
con wafers, 

Chips made by the EUV process 
are set to come out in 2005 and run 
at lOGHz. 

IBM and Nikon are researching 
electron beam lithography, the 
technology tiiat has been seen as 
the primary competitor to EUV. 
Electron beam litiiography uses a 
stream of eleclrons. instead of lighl, 
lo deposit an image of a clip's fea- 
ture on a wafer. 

An electi-on beam can draw a sin- 
gle feature on a chip, while EUV can 
draw an entire chip at one lime. 
Tins allows EUV to produce a larg- 
er number of wafers per hour 

Look for these new technologies 
lo improve our computing experi- 
enee in the next few years. 

Best and worst of the Web 


Tlie first bad thing about this 
site is that they don't even have 

„„,„^, , their own domain name, I think if 

The best thing about Uiis Web t|,ey got their own domain name 

■ ■■ ■■ ' ;asy lo find tilings ihey would make more money. The 

■ can type in Ihe second bad thing about this site is 

'T I'm looking for ih^t the lexl and background colors 

uf possihli- links an- Imrnlilc! 'Hii- text is reallv liard 

Good Web Site 

I looking for. 


The Southern Accent 

i SllKic 

I Voi 

P.O. Box 370 

Collcgedale, TN 37315 

newsroom; {423)238-2721 

advertsing: (423) 238-9335 

fax: (423) 238-2441 


Web: http;// 


Southern is quite diverse 


I know it's a big word for most 
people. I know there are many of 
you out there wlio still are not sure 
wfat it really means. 

The only reason that I, a white, 
anglo-saxon, protestant male, will 
even approach the subject is 
because 1 have spent some time at 
the original diversity University. 

There is nothing wrong with 
diversity in and of itself. It can be a 
very good thing and ifs good that 
people on this campus are con- 
scious enough lo utilize it. 

Diversity can. however, become 
a burden, as I saw il become at 
WriKhl Slalc. 

'Hierc is niilliinK (|uite like lis- 
leninR U> a sclifiol radio station 
swilcli ils formal cviTy liourjustso 
I'vcryoni- frmn (Iriuigf rnetal and 


.(■k can havi 
liavinti lo 
-i M,l.-ly tm 


Wlial 1 will w,\y is thai one.- you 
jiini]) o[i llu' (livcrsily liandwagon, 
il's rciilly easy lo ad oiil i)f conlrul. 

Inianiue if you will anuitig lo a 
Soiilhcrn llial passed uiil hand- 
books, sylbbi iind tamiius safely 


Inids hcrr, [ rni<.v 
. siilclv liilu'l as 
• liall of my wiml- 
<>1 all Ihi' iransla- 

Miinl, Mmui a caff liue Ihal splil 
iiilo nioii(;li Kfclions so everyone 
tuiild hav.' Iheir own ethnic food. 
There are a lot of unique cultures 
here, and |)lcase lake llie lime to gel 
lo know llK'ni, You mighl learn 

something and even make a new 

Don't look to an institute to reg- 
ulate your diversity training. TTiis 
school sponsers groups that take 
intrest in certain areas. The African 
Club, the Juggling Club, Reenac- 
tors. Gym-Masters, Future Doctors 
of the World ... All of these offer 
events, meetings and companion- 
ship with like-minded people. 

Once you Uring race, color or 
creed up as an issue, the diversity 
ride dosen't seem quite as fun as it 
once did. 

Here's a little tip from some of 
my Canadian friends that might 
help "let's not be a melting pot, but 
rather a cultural bouquet." 

Nobody wants to take your cul- 
ture away from you. Let your cul- 
ture brighten this campus by 
adding to wliat it already has to 

If all you are interested in is hav- 
ing someone recognize you as a 
club or orginization based soley on 
your i-ulUiral background then 
lliere arc alot of schools Out there 
llial can accomodale Ihal. 

Kach person here - Red, Yellow, 
Black, or Wliile has some special 
and unique lalcnt or perspective 
they bring lo Ihe table. 

We are supposed lo be getting 
an education. Leave all of the whin- 
ing, complaining and finger point- 
ing in Ihe past. It's history and I 
hope ihat all I'll ever have to do is 
read aboiil how, in the past, humans 
would scgragate themself in social 
f-niups Ihat were made up entirely 
of Ihe siuiie class of people, and it 
would only make a great video for 
2Uth c 


Here at Southern remember 
thai uur power comes from above 
and God doesn't just show love and 
respect both ways. His love and 
respect go out all ways. 

Have a comment 
about something in 

the Accent? Send let- 
ters to the editor to 

Letters to the editor 

Accent should have printed assault storyl 

I've already written one letter to 
the editor about the "Local Student 
Arrested for Assault" article, but 
since talking with other people at 
length and looking at the entire sit- 
uation from another point of view, 
my opinion has altered. 

It seems that more effort could 
have been put forth to contact the 
people involved {or rebuffs of that 
effort made knovm) but I do feel 
that the story should have been 

Journalism classes here teach 
that truthful news must be made 

available to the public and to not 
publish this story would have refut- 
ed that teaching as well as given the 
impression that Southern condoned 
the incident 

I think it is very sad that the 
majority of the criticism over the 
publication of this article has dealt 
with the appearance of our school 
rather than the issue of domestic 
violence itself. 

While I disagree with some of 
the factual elements of the story, I 
respect and support the brave deci- 
sion to print it in the face of impos- 

ing controversy and oppositjcj 
Yours is not an easy job. 

That said, I hope that theA 
follows the standards it has sl. 
itself by continuing coverage ol'i^ 
incident, including identifying jJ 
writers of the article and someS 
low-up stories about general a«o 
and where to get help. Hopeful 
the good generated by these suls 
quent articles would outweigh a 
harm done to those involved. 

Rachel Bostic 

sophomore mass comminj 
cations major 

The 3rd tries to focus on diversid 

I'm writing in response lo the 
article printed in the Feb. 22 issue 
of the Accent, "A Me'lange week- 
end at Southern." 

A lot of the issues that Fern 
Illidge raised are very valid. In 
many ways. Southern does fall 
short of the diversity ideal that God 
would have us hold. But, I disagree 
with some of the points she made. 

Being diverse is more than just 
about race. Being diverse is respect- 
ing, understanding, and loving peo- 
ple of other cultures (which can 
include other other caucasion cul- 
tures, other Black cultures, etc.), 
other financial backgrounds, other 
religions, other theologies, opposite 
gender, and yes, other races. In 
effect, it is respecting, understand- 

ing, and loving ALL people. 

The 3rd's attempt to focus on 
and educate about diversity dealt 
with all of these issues, and is con- 
stantly aware of the need to contin- 
ue to do so. 

There is much room to grow, but 
I believe that tiie University, every 
school and department of the Uni- 
versity, the Collegedale church, and 
Tlie 3rd are doing what they can to 
recognize and appreciate each indi- 
vidual who lives in this community, 
whether student or not. But, they 
can only use those individuals who 
show interest and make an effort to 
get involved. 

If we are going to have more 
diversity represented at University 
functions, we need more diversity 

to come forward and get involveI| 

we are going to have m 

represented at The 3rd, thenij 
need more diversity to expiq 
interest. We can sit back and lam 
about what we don't have, c 
get out there and make it happi 

If there is anyone who w; 
be involved with The 3rd s 
contact Pastor Mike Fulbrighj 
the Collegedale church. Ifyi 
specifically interested in niu; 
The 3rd, please contact i 

Matthew Tolbert 

Senior Religious Stuil 
Major L 

Music Director for The 3nl| 

Prosser's People could return in Accent 

In response to Ginger Lowe's 
question about my article at the 
beginning of the year. I was indeed 
planning on continuing the column 
throughout die semester as I did 
last school year but I was not plan- 
ning on covering Uie lives of the 
giris in the house every week. That 
was a one-time deal. It might be 
interesting to come back to it again 
at the end of the year though. A lot 

hashappened. Maybe we can cover ten this, I must hold rnysw^ 

it at the end so the deans won't "Prosser's People" might w 

know all the bad deeds until ifs too after all. . . 

late, huh? {note to deans: that was Thanks for the mtej- 

just me attempting to be funny, input. It's always appr 

we're actually a bunch of angels . . . Good or bad. 
seriously!) As everyone knows, life Judy Prosser ^^^ 

is busy and I have not continued the Senior Mass Cornin 

column but Ginger, you prompted major 
me to spring to action and get to 
work again. And now that I've writ- 

Complements to Mrs. Bietz 

Sometimes it s the simple things peeve is when a shopper becomes than the rest of us- 

It raalte a person great. Ifs the offended ifaslied to show identifica- character trait often 

1 tie things tltat reveal the soul. I'd don while paying by check. It is ' '- 

Wve 10 bnng attention to Mrs. Bietz. refreshing to have someone as 

Her fnendliness goes beyond the prominent in the Adventist commu- 

ZI\™?. ?" ."; ""' "'"" °' "^ '^ Mrs. Bietz is, volunteer her 

aS Advenust Book drivers license while presenting 

s': ■ 1 , , „ 'ler check. 
l..,i« ?M p". . '"''' °'™^ ™^ >^™Pli= ■•»--' may seem small, 

mlurr „,,.. n iff " ""''^™™'"g but it means that a representative of 

"irans a lot to me. My pet our school thinks she's no better 


uu, leaders, vet 
demonstrated iy^!21»i 
our university. Tl-M* , I 
Bietz, for your fine «=*' 
Christiane Lem j,,iil 
ir„=hman ComfflU" 



Student newspapers run 
Igood, bad campus news 

Am I a racist? 


, ."hursday, Feb. 22 edition of 
liutliern Accent included a 
*f the arrest of a Southern 
] Adventist University 
student for assault 
\ The story appeared 
n page 4. Not 
nexpectedly, publi- 
ition of the story 
as controversial. 
The decision to 
publish the report 

' As Editor in Chief, I 
rsonally vi-eigh journalistic 
^ility and the need to avoid 
After consulting 

- editors, discussing the 

IRth editorial staff, soliciting 

f journalism faculty and 

I made the 

'cessary decision to 

i stury, The final decision 

persona! deliberations and 
IS weighed the value of 
r both the victim and the 
f] and the need for a student 
J report student news. 
^Bered die ethical and profes- 
llfKoi^stanikirds I have learned in 
^WjournaliM!! classes, and through 
fjny experit-iic'- on the Accent staff 
i-^d asan-[inrter foracity newspa- 

The decision was not easy. But 
I believe it was proper and required 
ethically by our obligation to report 
events in our community. South- 
ern's students have a right to know 
what transpires in their communi- 
ty—the bad as weU as the good. 

The Southern Accent has a duty 
to report these happenings, but also 
a responsibility to exercise compas- 
sion and to avoid sensationalism. 
After many reviews. I believe the 
page 4 story was factual, not sensa- 
tional, in 'its reporting. The story 
was not featured on page 1 under a 
banner headline. "Die victim was 
not identified. 

The story, however, in my judg- 
ment is important We fortunate- 
ly reside in a relatively isolated com- 
munity. I However, crime does 
occur on our campus. According 
to the Tennessee Bureau of Investi- 
agion, Southern reported two sim- 
ple assaults last year. 

The topic of violent crime is a 
timely orte, the issue being one of 
the focal points of the local election 
to the CoUegedale City Commis- 
:sion. Several candidates have pro- 
iposed reducing the police depart- 
ment budget and the size of the 
department. Other candidates 

argue that more crime is occuring 
m CoUegedale than widely report- 
ed, and the ability of the police 
department to continue its able role 
in minimizing crime should not be 

We are aware that publication of 
this article is controversial. Some 
readers disagree with the decision, 
and have expressed outrage that we 
would report a criminal act on a 
Christian college campus. 

We believe, however, that the 
outrage should be directed not at 
the report, but at the alleged violent 
act Failure to report the story 
would have been journalistically 
unethical, and would have side- 
stepped our responsibility to 
remind our citizens that even in a 
protected Christian community 
criminal and violent acts do occur. 
Publication of the story under- 
scores our cherished privilege of 
living in a student community 
where such alleged acts are news- ' 
wortliy by reason of their infre-, 

n Cady Van Dolsoti is a Junior 
English major. She can be reached 
at cvdolson®southern-edu. 

The sun will come out tomorrow 

life is .vrr changing but you 
Hon'thavt' ;.> cliange with it 

■^ She sat on the 

stool and looked at 
all the strange faces. 
People were laugh- 
ing and talking. 
She should have 
_ gotten up to make 

i-RlSINGER Iriends but she did- 

■"j "'"^J uiere. 

As she luiiked at each person, 
m wondert-ii where they were 
KiDjj^hat Uiey did for a living, 
Jja«|ey warned out of life and 
r"^^ were planning to get it 
t^^felt as if her time was being 
rasteffand she didn't have conti-ol 

Rme mL>\,-ri „n and the evening 

Ped aw:,> si„- felt as if she was 

I rJ.^""' ''"' ^^^ was pouring 

, Nothini: ^^ 
I ionsliips, .<ii 


s blowing, 

^■ts in place. Her rela- 
iKdtion, her family or 
' iibigblurrasif apart 
world, unreachable. 


■ She was alienated by her own 
ti^ain of thought How could she 
make herself leave the worid she 
v^as in an(l join the other? 

', Sometimes life is backwards, the 
complete, opposite of what you 

; It's like a city girl trying to live 
on a farm. The smell of hay and cow 
manure makes her sick. She misses 
the sirens and gun shots in the 

(But the country girl wants more 
than anything to move out of her 
stu(fy little street apartment and fall 
asleep in the hay loft at night She is 
happiest when she's riding a horse, 
herfhair loose, and the sun setting 
just behind her 

While she walks through the 
pastures the other girl walks on a 
sidewalk in Boston making new 
firiends as she window shops. 

It's all about who you are inside. 
You can dress a certain way, hang 
out with certain people and even 
talk a certain way, but it doesn't 
change who you really are. 

My analogy of the storm or the 
girls may not be the way to reach 
most of you, but I hope you see my 

If you're not being who you real- 
ly are, you'll wake up each morning 
feeling stuck in someone else's 

You'll go through the day feeling 
like you can't move off the stool, 
you'll watch time move past you. 

At night you'll go to bed wishing 
that you'd broken free from whatev- 
er is tearing you down, whether it 
be a life style, a relationship, a job or 
a dream that's never been tackled. 

Figure out who you are, what 
you want, where you're going and 
stick by it 

There is some consistency in my 
life ... the sun will come out ag^n 

n Amber Risinger is a junior 
sociology major from Virginia. Her 
columns run every week. Risinger 
can be readied at aarising®south- 

The Accent is looking for opinion 

"plumnists. Interested parties can 

[email or 

call 2721. 

After reading the last issue of 
tile Accent, I'm confused. There 
were tiiree articles in particular tiiat 
I'm responding to. They are the 
news story about Black History 
Week, tile letter to the editor titied 
"Soutiiern is not yet fully diversi- 
fied," and the opinion column by 
Ms. Fern Ulidge. 

any or all' of these 
1 autliors could proba- 
I biy help me come to 
a clearer under- 

a culturally diverse group? 

If I'r 



Mi-i . ,-.., I'" M"csuon lor 
;^1^21» ^l''-- three writers 
*'^-'"^M7f1l and any other con- 
cerned mdividualb Am I a racist?" 
I don t want to be Please help 
me if I am I am ^ure I m not quali- 
fied to judge in my own case. But 
let me explain why I hope I'm not a 

I've always tliought thai racism 
was bad because it wasn't what 
Jesus would do. When Jesus was 
here on Eartii. he didn't judge peo- 
ple based on tiieir race. He looked 
at their heart 

When people came into His pres- 
ence they felt infinite love. Tliey 
saw sin in a new light) and eitlier 
wanted holiness, or wanted to be 
somewhere else. i 

But back to racism. Since I want 
to be like Jesus, when I look at peo- 
ple 1 don't categorize Uiem cultural- 

We're all humans, created in tlie 
image of God. Tlie only tiling Uiat 
matters is that we get I to Heaven 
together. Who cares i about our 
racial or cultural backgrpunds? 
So I'm confused when all diis 
I talk about diversity comfes up. 

The letter to the editor asserted 
: that Southern is not "doing its job" 
getting all diversified. '. 
■ The news story said;that Black 
History Week is good ibecause it 
increases diversity. i 

I The opinion column said it was 
bad that it only lasted a week. It also 
complained about "The 3rd" church 
service, Civil War salutqs, and tiie 
Symphony Orchestra, jtrombone 
choir, stage band, Southern Singers • 
and Gym Master perf6rmances, 
because these group9 weren't 
diverse enough. 

I don't understand. WTio cares? 
According to Ms. Illidge, "a sig- 
nificant majority on and off campus- 
care deeply about Southprn's lack 
of.diversity. '< 

So the next question is; "Why?" 
It sounds like an impoi^tant issue 
about which I also should care 
deeply \ 

But I don't I 

As I meet someoncj walking 
down the promenade, I don't care at 
all about their culture I or race. 
They're a fellow human Being and 
probably a Christian friend. If they 
aren't part of the second group, I 
try to convince them to join. 

Wliy should 1 focus on diversity? 
Can't we focus on what: we have 
in common? ' 

Can't we talk about love for God 
and aversion to 7 a.m. classes, or 
complain about cafe food? 

When I plan outings with 
friends, should I make sure we have 

groups, sports teams or a club of 
some sort, am I supposed to check 
before I join to make sure all ethnic 
groups are represented in equal 
amounts? Or in exact proportions 
to Southern's student body? Or to 
some otiier predetermined racial 

Two of the three articles 
referred to Southern's claim to be 

I've never heard anything about 
tiiat, but then. I didn't really pay 
much attention during tiiose firesh- 
man orientation meetings. 

So I got out my 99-00 Southern 
Catalogue and read some sections 
in the front I have never read 
before. (Maybe they've changed 
now but tliat was llie catalogue I 
had handy) 

I didn't find much except a sec- 
tion talking about how we have stu- 
dents here from 58 foreign coun- 
tries and a statement that the 
admission people don't discriminate 
"on the basis of age, gender, race, 
color, etimic or national origin, reli- 
gion, or handicap." 

In tiie section on "Student Life 
and Services" it talks about oppor- 
tuniUes for student's "cultural . . . 

However, based on context, I took 
thai to mean learning to be polite, 
avoid food fights in the cafe. etc. 

My current understanding of the 
issue is as follows: I believe in 
equal opportunities. Discrimina- 
tion on tiie basis of race is especial- 
ly wrong. 

But once we've made sure tliere 
is no discrimination, let Uie people 
alone. There is no guarantee that 
all groups at Southern will be racial- 
ly or culturally diverse, whatever 
those terms mean to you. 

For example, when I played soc- 
cer last Sunday afternoon there 
were probably 10 to 15 different cul- 
tures playing logelher. 

Was I concerned that I was the 
only person there who didn't speak 
at least two languages and have 
enough melanin to keep from gel- 
ting sunburned? 

Did I lake time to worry tiiat my 
culture was underrepresented? 

No. I was too busy being con- 
cerned tiiat I was an inferior soccer 

When the symphony orchestra 
auditions a player, should anybody 
care about Ihe applicant's culture? 
No. All tiiat matters is how well 
they play If there are not enough 
cultures represented, or if some are 
"underrepresented," so what? 

All methods which guarantee a 
specific cultural itiix in tiie final out- 
come of any group selection 
process judge people based on tlieir 
culture rather than dieir status as 
human beings and their God-given 

And isn't judging people based 
on race/culture a pretty good defi- 
nition of racism? 

So am 1 a racist? I don't want to 
be. Please help me if I am. 

n Eric Nelson is a senior music 
major from Tennessee. He can be 
reached at 




■rluiisdav.Mai-ch 1,2001 


The Southern Accent • 1 1 

RAs defeat 
4 to 2 

By Dennis Mayne 

The RAs defense shut out Casabono in the 
first period, making tlie score 1 to 0. 

In tlie second period, Casabono made a 
run for it and tied it up, but tlie RAs closed 
the gap in tlie latter end of the period, scoring 

In tlie 3rd period, tlie RAs scored yet 
iinother goal. But after a short while, 
I- .isabono answered with anotlier point, mak- 
ini; ihe score 3 to 2 and placing them right on 
[Iir RAs heels. 

1 lie RAs were all over the puck and were 
mil in force on the court, scoring again to end 

'Wliile this game of hockey only largely 
:s the evident presence of a respectible 
[iMinber of spectators, I strongly agree that 
alien the negative stereotype of hockey is 
rrinoved. then we will see the number of 
viewers we would like to see," said Tod 
Wilkenson, an avid hockey spectator. 

Jonnie Owen, freshman music major, goes in for a shot on a well-protected ^ 

Staff photographer/Brittany Robson 

Bring back kickball 

Juniors win Reese series 

Have you ever looked through 
\it schedule for intramurals and 
I could not find the 
I game everyone 


DONMK game of KICK- 

LIGHIIUI L ^^^- That is 

' correct, that is 
*fc:- ■ .G correct!! This was 
the only game that 

uld play well. If you 
i usually hit the ball 
™ue running to first base. Also, 
you usually found out that after- 
wards you always had grass stains 

Hugle Buy's and Izods. 

It was pretty much the only 
^f iliat you could play indoors or 
outdoor. \ou really didn't have to 

worry about choosing teams on the 
field, because it was already done 
during spelling. If you didn't know 
what team you were on by the time 
the game started, you were the 
loser of the class and had to be 
picked by the team that picked last. 
It was a beautiful game, and you did- 
n't need a referee because all the 
disputes we resolved by "tie goes to 
the runner." 

You came to the plate and it was 
your chance to show your steady 
that you were the best kickball play- 
er in the whole 3rd grade. The 
pitcher was ready to release the 
liall. The anticipation of the rubber 
playground ball hitting against your 
kangaroo shoes, {you know the 
ones with the Velcro straps and the 
zipper pocket on the side) was 
almost too much to bear. As luck 
would always have it, the ball com- 

for your 

kicking preference. This was the 
type of game where you could 
throw back your pitch if it wasn't 
bouncy enough or if it didn't have 
the coveted "baby bounce." Then 
the throw that you had been waiting 
for all recess period comes, and as 
soon as it leaves the pitcher's 
hands, the coach blows his whistle. 
Everyone starts to run to get in the 
lunch line, and you're so furious 
that you kick the ball and hit one of 
your teammates in the back of the 

My point is that we need to bring 
back the game of IQckball. 

Saturday night held the year's 
biggest annual sporting event here 
at lies Gymnasium— The Rees 
Series. This is the most coveted 
sporting event on campus and the 
class that wins gets 

Wellness Tip of the Week 

"I like to keep my hands in shape by practicing a good 

3-4 hours a day of Nintendo. You never know when 
you'll need to be in shape for some rigorous hand hold- 
ing after vespers." 
-David Ruber, junior business marketing major 

Juniors: 92, Seniors: 78 

Royce Brown and Zach Pratt 
came out with the mission to beat 
the seniors and repeat last year's 
win. Royce threw up 6-8 tliree point- 
ers and had a total of 23-too bad he 
did not win the 3 point contest, and 
Zach had 16 points but dominated 
the middle with rebounds. His 
effort earned him the MVP of Rees 
Series 2001. 

For the seniors it was a struggle, 
They got the lead in the first half 
but when the second half came 
around they got smothered by the 
"rain makers" falling from the jun- 
iors' hands. The juniors for Ihe 
game hit 14 three pointers and 

Soccer sign-ups begin 
March 13 in the gym. 

won. was the key in the seniors' 
husde, putting in two great games, 
He was not alone though. Senior 
Tim Reiner also was banging the 
boards and letting the juniors know 
his name and how it is spelled. But 
it was not enough because they 
only got within 7 down the stretch 
before tlie juniors finally put the 
game away. 

Red: 49, White: 32 

TTie girls' game was a thrashing. 
The red team won clearly when 
they had a 28-7 half time lead and 
then fallowed suit with a strong 21- 
25 second half scoring, 

Rachel Snider and Julie fuller 
tore up the court with their play 
during the season and then backed 
it all up Saturday night in the Wom- 
ens All-Star Game. 

Julie Fuller earned the MVP for 
the girls; she has been on fire since 
the first game of the season and was 

3-point Contest: 

Women: Rachel Snider — She's 
lethal from the arch. 

Men: Ben Nyirady — He's a 
threat from the 3-point line. 



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1 directs the choir in Europe while a crowd gathers to listen. 

Southern's choirs tour Europe 

1 March 1 through March 12. mem- 
J°_[j^out]iern Singers. Die Meistersinger. 
° "^""'0 visited Austria, sharing the gift 
_ _ i God with Adventists and non- 
^bsts alike. The money for the trip was 
■fced through community donations, stu- 
^ paying their way, money made through 
^i performances, and money the 
™l of Music budgeted toward such an 

lunior Public Relations major Matt 
Paall sajd that he enjoyed the trip and 
fV'ea many rare opportunities. "We got to 
f^ bL Stephens Cathedral for free, which 
psi never happens. It provides an inter- 
l"g contrast between Adventist and 
Pot'c worship styles. The cathedral was 

awe-inspiring, but you aren't supposed to tallt 
inside there, so it wasn't very personable." 

On top of these experiences, Mundall got 
to witness the mentality of some Europeans 
toward America. This guy we met in Aus- 
tria... his view of America is that it is the 
promised land. He kept saying that Ameri- 
cans don't worry about money, and that ifs 
only about family values and keeping things 
simple. We tried to tell him otherwise, that 
things are the same in America, but he could- 
n't believe us," 

Freshman Music major Lee Buddy said: 
"TTie trip to Austria was a wonderful experi- 
ence and success. The opportunity the choirs 
were given to sing at Saint Stephen's Cathe 
dral. Salzburg Cathedral, and other great 
places was a distinct honor and privilege. We 
sang at the university where Pierre Scott is 
doing his studies, and he wanted us to say hi 

to all his friends for him. On the tour we vis- 
ited many exciting places such as the salt 
mines, the fortress in Salzburg, and sights 
from the Sound of Music." 

Buddy did have one complaint, however: 
The only downfall of the trip was that Dr. 
Hanson didn't give the choir members the 
responsibility that they, as college students. 
deserved." Other than that, Buddy has posi- 
tive memories of the trip. "I did lose my tick- 
et, which wasn't good, but overall it was a 
wonderful time." 

Dr. Jim Hanson led the trip to Austria, and 
he regards the mission of the trip as a suc- 
cess. Tes I do. from my viewpoint My mis- 
sion was spiritual, cultural, and educational, 
and we got all three experiences." 

Dr. Hanson considers a stop on the trip 

See Choir on p^e 2 

Tliursday. Maicli 22, 200] 

Southern Village: 
rising and wired 

First building to be finished 
first of May 

Despite budget cuts, the Southern Village 

project behmd the lower stateside apart- 

off of University Drive, continues. 

An idditiunal building was added to the 
ongiml three for a total of four buildings. The 
bluepnnts for the project show a maximum of 
U buildmgs can be erected in Southern Vil- 
lage ictordmg to Clair Kitson. assistant 
ciii cctor ot phni services. 

Addition il buildings will be added as 
incieisi in enrollment demands. The project 
IS abk lit tontinue financed by a separate tax- 
evempt debt said Dale Bidwell, senior vice financial adminislradon. 

Tlie project is on schedule and its first 
buildm), will be ready about the first of May 

111! ilfimi deadline is August 2001 bul 
llu |)ii|(lI is running ahead of schedule. 
I lu' Itrsl Innkling has been wired electrically, 
l)hinibi[ig is in i}l;\cc. and both insulation (for 
sound and uoLTgy lunservalion) and dry wall 

liacli jirw biiildinn mil hold 8 units: 2 to 3 
iK'dnioiii aiiaihiicnls, and 6 lo 2 bedroom 
aiKirlriicnls (iiilmalioiis subject to change 
rile fourth building will 


sible for 


Tliere will also be a Village playground and 
picnic area for the children and families to 

"Southern Village represents the latest 
technology in conslruclion and services," 
said Marty Hamilton, director of property 
and industry development. "Each room is 
wired for phone and Ethernet connections." 
Tlu' bousing waiting list shows more than 
half of tlie 32 apartments available in South- 
ern Village's first phase will be families from 
the slateside apartments, said Mary Mor- 
ford, administrative assistant, financial 
administration. One family on the wailing list 
shared, "It [Southern Villagel will mean 
more space for my family and its convenient 
to Spalding and Collegedale Academy, where 
my daughters attend," said Mike Rogers, a 
freshman nursing major who is on the wait- 
Applications with deposits from others 
desiring housing in Southern Village have 
been received, Morford said. Requests are 
logged and apartments issued in the order 

Morford also said deans will submit a list 
of recommendations to die housing office. 

There will be a mbc of families and single 
shidents in Southern Village as well as in the 
stateside apartments next year, although stu- 
dents under the age of 23 still will live in the 
dorm. ^1^ 

Bidwell also said there's a strong possibil- 1^ 
ity that a dean will be hired for the dorm stu- 
dents who will be moving into stateside or the 

See Villi^ mi p^e 2 

Thursday, Mard, 

week in the 


■ PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - A crew 
„,ember aboard the USS Greenev. 
admitted Monday he "olaled orde s b^^ 
failing to maintain a manual plo of surface 
ships the day the sub surfaced beneath a 
Japanese trawler and sank iU 

■ WASHINGTON (AI*) - Energy Sec- 
retary Spencer Abraham said Monday the 
country is facing the most serious energy 
shortages since the 1970s. Wilhoulasolu- 
Uon, he said, the energy cnsis will threai- 
en prosperity and national security and 
change the way Americans live. 

■ WASHINGTON - S<-n. John McCain, 
urging cnlle.«uc-x I" ■■l^^l^'-;'n;^l;f';^;'';;; 

■ SAC KAM1-:NT0. Calif. — 'ilie man- 

,i,icis III ( .ilifiirniii's power Hri(i called a 
si'ifr ■; ;ilci I Monday and orden-d rolling 
blarkniit's lor Ihe lirsl lime sine- January 

■ WASI I IN( ; TON — Tlie nation's relire- 
III, 111 |)i,.)..r.iioswillnot runoulofcashas 
r;irly a'. |)icvioiisly Ihoughl. officials said 
Monday. I1i«- iirojccled insolvency dale of 
IJu- Medicare Ir.isl fund was ri, lay.^l l)y 
lour vi-ars lo 20:;il. ;iri(l iiiMilvcruy ol llir 

■nrily lunil was iml oil by one 

■ar to W):S! 

1 NODAWAY, lowii — Officals are 
wfstigatinK Monday a stretch of railway 
lial may have caused an Amlrak train to 
l,.|-ail in rural Iowa, killing one iiassenger 



announced pt 


Im ■iu|, iiiiii-kel- 

III I niinly eourlhouses 
ia.Oliio, New York and 
olfieials are alleging 
of (lifferenl aspects of the mas- 
ker settlement agreement signed by die 
major tobacco companies and the states. 

■ TETOVO, Macedonia — The Mact- 
dcmian army sent four tanks rolling into 
the country's second-largest city Monday, 
signalling the military was ready to 
engage ethnic Albanian rebels fighting (or 
greater rights and recognition in Slav- 
doniinaled Macedonia, 'llie tanks entered 
Tetovo as clashes decreased in intensity 
after a niglil of bombardments. 

■ LOS ANGELES — State power 
agers ordered rolling blackouts a^.«^^ 
California for a second straight day Tues- 
lay as demand for electricity again 
exceeded supply Tlie same factors that 
collided to strap California's power supply i 
, on Monday hit again. Those include 
reduced electricity imports from the Pacif- 
ic Northwest, numerous power plants 
offline for repairs and higher-tliaii-expect- 
I ed demand because of warm tempera- 

I ■ An unexpected dusting of snow blanket- 
ed parts of north Alabama Tuesday on tlie 
first day of spring, causing wrecks and 
scattered power outages and giving some i 
students a day off from school. Estimates 
of snowfall ranged from as much i " 
inches in Arab to four inches e 

I Hunlsville. 

Continued from page 1 

How much will these modern conven- 

service, not a moneymaker^ i„ Southern Vil- 

A two-bedroom apartment m =<>"V"=™ ' ^ 

J!:;il be $5S0 monthly: a three-bedroom 

ipartment will be S600 monthly 

^^^^^Ji^Senate discusses 
senate project, concerns 

""l^ludent Senate discussed ideas for 
their senate project at Tuesday night s meet- 

'"^Manny Bokich. chairman of the Senate 
Projects Committee, informed the senate of 
several ideas the committee had settled on. 
Tliese included buying more nano stations or 
replacing the wind nets on the tenms courts^ 
Senators added a miniature golf course 
and a second gazebo to the list. 

Paul Myers, Student Association execu- 
tive vice president, said that Helen Dunchek. 
who approves all school purchases, favored 
the gazebo. 

"Ifs centralized, easy to see and it gets 
used," Myers said. 

Tlie senators also raised concerns from 
llieir constituents, many of which centered 
around the statue that is to be built in front of 
Wriglii Mall- 

■■ M av< ■ 1 hey ever considered raising money 
[n lii-lp iiir students?" asked Gabriel Johnson, 
sophomore physics major. 

K.R. Davis, a Student Association sponsor, 
told the senators that when people donate 
money to the university, they ask for it to go 
lo certain projects, such as the statue, help- 
ing students fund dieir schooling or a certain 

Mall Mundall, junior public relations 
major, urged the senators to keep an open 
mind and visit the School of Visual Art and 
Design and look at the plans for the statue. 

"We complain about it, but how many of us 
went down to Wayne Hazen and looked at the 
plans?" Mundall said. 

Senators raised other concerns such as 
residents on first floor in Thatcher SouUi hav- 
ing lo sign in after curfew at the desk in 
Tliatcher Hall, and wanting the lines in the 
parking lot at Thatcher South repainted. 

"The lines are nonexistant," said Heather 
Tliielen. senior art major. 

Myere siud that the lines are repainted 
every three years or so. 

Rob York said tliat residents of Talge Hall 
would like lights in back of the dorm because 
some cars have been keyed. 

The senate will be holding the next donut 
day March 26 starting at 8 a.m. 

~ senate meeting will be held April 

linar room in the Student Center. 

r£ be" tl acoustics." Hanson also 
considers it a "cultural and spintual h,gh- 
r M herause tl.e Catholic minister and con- 
^Co'^hechurch welcomed thechoT. 

"'°Han™n'said that all of the Mventist serv 
inderful." He speaks fondly of a 

rt the choirs held in ViennTwivT^ 
ily filled every seat in the church w !' 
had church-goers lined up in the aisles 

Hanson intends to retire at the end ,f 
year, and he said that the trip was made 
more special by his departure "l haven't w 
on many of these. Tliis is the biggest tour iv 
been on. Ifs a wonderful high point a,r ■ 
closing my career." ^B 

Man opens fire at an Adventist 
clinic leaving 3 dead, 4 injured 

•At approximately II am. Monday, Febru- 
ary 26, Peter Maguadog, a former SDA Clm.c 
employee in Guam, entered the clinic and m 
the foUomng minutes, fatally shot his ex-wife. 
Lucia Maguadog, and Bernadette Moreno. 
Both women were nurses at the clmic. Four 
other people were wounded in the attack 
before police fatally wounded Peter 
Maguadog," said Ken Wetmore. assistant 
communications director at the Guam- 
Micronesia Mission Headquarters and alum- 
nus of Southern Adventist University. 

By Wednesday night, February 28, Antho- 
ny Cruz ]n, who had been shot in the neck, 
Betty Vence, who had been shot in the head, 
and Tom Km, who had been shot twice in the 
leg, were all released from Guam Memorial 
Hospital. Jordan Urban, who also suffered a 
gunshot to the head, was moved out of the 
Intensive Care Unit, but not allowed release 
until Sunday evening, March 4. 

"The Guam SDA Clinic reopened Thurs- 
day, March 1, providing limited services," 
Wetmore said in a press release. "On Tues- 
day, March 6, die clinic fully opened provid- 
ing all previously offered services." 

Wetmore added that the clinic, which 
employs more than 200 people, is a "multi- 
specially medical and dental clinic." 

According to Wetmore. when the sl,„,™, 
took place, the police declared the clinic jl 
crime scene, "denying access to everja,| 
except investigators. Because of this, M 
Guam-Micronesia Mission became the hi 
quarters for Crisis Management and Go™ 
nication efforts. As soon as the SDA C 
was able to reopen, all Crisis Mana, 
and Communication responsibilities u 
to them." 

Wetmore, who graduated in 1999 ...^ 
degree in public relations, helped foniiub 
press releases and arrange 
ences, among other things. 

Wetmore was very thankful for the a 
mer workshop "Crisis Management a^ 
Media Spokesmanship" he attended atSoui| 
ern held by what was then known as thi 
nalism and Communication Departmei 
"It was absolutely invaluable to me 
situation." he said. 

While the healing process is slow, thefa 
pie involved in the tragedy have felt a (i 
deal of support. Funerals and memorial s 
ices were packed with people, from Gua 
governor to the hundreds of friends and h 
ily members. 

"While this is an exceptionally s 
is awesome to see God's power to taktN 
situations and bring good things out otlha 
said Tony Middleton, interim pastor oll| 
Agana Heights SDA Church. 

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Faculty Senate discusses Community Johnson elected 


Service Day, sabbatical policy changes 

By Rob York 

had 35 people signed up. 

In other business, Beverley Self, 
humanities assistant in the English 
department, announced the demise 
of the Aviation Advisory Subcom- 
mittee. She also announced that 
Associate Vice President of Acade- 
mic Administration would head the 
Faculty Promotions Committee. 

Other committees, such ; 

SiUthern Adventist University's 
faculty senate met to discuss 
changes made to the University's 
Employee Handbook and upcoming 
events on Southern's campus at 
Monday's meeting. 

Durinp the meeting, Carrie Gar- 
lick, Mud. nt Association Director of Marketing""and'Tommunicatron 

, informed the fac- 
iiil>' mrnibers on hand of the ways 
fiiat they could help make Commu- 
nity Service Day a success. The day 
Tiras moved from first semester to 
second semester in order to 
nicrease awareness and get more 
^dents involved. 

There are 35 job sites and 340 
jobs, such as raking leaves, painting 
Ijouses and helping elderly people 
in the community. 

Garlick announced several new 

(langes to Community Service 
ay's advertising campaign, such 
; a new blue t-shirt, new posters 
id the creation of the "Reach 
ufcampaign slogan. She also 
^ded that sign-ups may be done 
Opiine at, and 
^ked faculty members to plug the 
n their classes as well as vol- 

I Ed Lamb. Chair of the Social 
rprk and Family Studies Depart- 
ind head of faculty senate, 
lid that his department already 

Council that have seen changes 
made in membership makeup and 
members' terms of office were dis- 
cussed. After a few questions and 
some light discussion, all changes 
were approved unanimously. 

George Babcock, Senior Vice 
President for Academic Administra- 
tion, announced changes to South- 
ern's sabbatical leave policy. 

Tlie eligibility requirement for 
full and associate professors to take 
paid sabbatical leave has been 
increased from three years of stay 
at Southern to five years. Also, 
other faculty members with at least 
six years experience will be consid- 
ered on a case-by-case basis. 

A chapter of the policy states 
that, "faculty are required to pro- 
vide at least two years of service to 
Southern Adventist University fol- 
lowing a sabbatical leave. Failure to 
complete the required service after 
the sabbatical would result in the 
faculty member being responsible 
for repayment of a pro-rata amount 

of the funds advanced during the 

This prompted John Keyes, pro- 
fessor in the School of journalism 
and Communication, to ask how 
professors like Derek Morris who 
were lured away by other institu- 
tions were covered. 

The cost of the sabbatical was 
tiie price on tiieir heads," Babcock 
said. "The otiier institutions had to 
reimburse us." 

Ben McArthur, chair of the his- 
tory department, suggested that an 
amendment be added to the policy 
stating that faculty who are granted 
a year's fellowship be given a fiill 
year's sabbatical, rather tiian the 

TTie amendment was considered 
and then approved by the senate 

When it was suggested that this 
policy could result in eight sabbati- 
cals in a single year, hampering the 
educational efficiency of the univer- 
sity, Babcock offered a few possible 

"It could be that some depart- 
ments could postpone courses, 
teach some only in the fall or winter 
semesters, and hire adjuncts." Bab- 
cock said. 

Babcock said that the school has 
not had many teachers on sabbati- 
cal in the past few years. 

)outhern to award second honorary degree 

lan who has n 

class at Southern will "gradu- 

May with a doctorate degree. 

rtin Nash of Nashville, Tenn. 

awarded a Doctorate of Laws 

■ee— Uie second honory doctor- 

■ awarded in Southern's his- 

Itiring commencement on 

fOur decision to honor him is 
i much (hecause of) what he 
jdone for us. but rather to recog- 
f the great value of what he has 
- for higher education in Ten- 
" said George Babcock, sen- 
|vice president for academic 

Several other colleges and uni- 
versities across Tennessee also 
hold Nash in high esteem for his 
commitment to higher education. 

"Martin has been blessed with 
the ^ft of leadership," said Carolyn 
Brown, director of teacher educa- 
tion and assistant dean for institu- 
tional effectiveness at King College 
in Bristol, Tenn. "He has a firm 
grasp of the hiture and has been 
committed to improving teacher 
education programs in Tennessee." 

In 1997, Orlo Gilbert, conductor 
of Southern's Symphony Orchesti-a, 
received the first honorary doctor- 
ate degree. Although some univer- 
sities award honorary degrees 

annually, Southen has chosen to bi' 

"We want it to be very signifi- 
cant," Babcock said. 

With the presentation of Nash's 
honorary doctorate, as well as the 
presentation of degrees to approxi 
mately 322 graduates. Southern's 
commencement service indeeii 
may be momentous. Gov. Don 
Sundquist has been asked to deliver 
the commencement address. 

Altiiough plans are not yet defi 
nite, Gordon BieU, Southern's pres- 
ident, spoke to Gov. Sundquist at a 
recent reception and the governor 
indicated that he was very interest- 
ed in speaking and would try to 
finalize his plans soon. 

CoUegedale mayor 

The CoUegedale commission 
elected new commissioner Tim 
Johnson to be mayor and commis- 
sioner Jimmy Eller to be vice mayor 
at Monday night's meeting. 

"I am shocked," Mr. Johnson 
said. "I came to the meeting to be a 
commissioner, not mayor. I'm very 
glad to have that support." 

The mayor and vice mayor serve 
two-year terms. 

Several citizens of CoUegedale 
spoke to affirm the newly elected 
officers and to protest rece 
posals to deannex the Goldi 
Ion and RaceTrac 
stores in Ooltewah and to downsize 
the police departinent. 

"I'll tell you right now, you won't 
find any finer policemen than in Col- 
legedale," resident Jeff Baker said. 
They stop and talk to the children 
and it's comforting lo see a car 
drive by every two or three hours," 

David Magoon, former vice 
mayor, congrahjiated the new corn- 
but then mentioned 
in a letter sent to Col- 
legedale residents during the elec- 

"The residents of CoUegedale 
deserve an apology." he said. 

David Porter, a resiclent of Misty 
Valley subdivision, also expressed 
his disapproval of plans for dean- 

"I enjoy my religious freedom, 
but I don't want religion saying 
what the city does," he said. "I feel 
they are putting their religion ahead 
of everything and I oppose that" 

The commission also voted 
unanimously to pass CoUegedale's 
urban growth boundary, which will 
be included in Hamilton County's 
20-year growth plan. 

"(The growth plan helps us) to 
know where we can annex and draw 
lines at where we can't." City Attor- 
ney Sam Elliott said. 

The city has been working on it's 

P'"'*' urban growth boundary, where the 

Gal- city can most easily grow, for two 

years. It will be in effect for 10 

CoUegedale is required by state 
law to go through the process of 
establishing an urban growth 
boundary, to be included in the 
County's growth plan. If the p-owth 
plan is not approved by July 1, the 
county and cities will lose grant 
money for projects such as tourist 
development, industrial training 
and housing development. 

"The big money we get from the 
state for infrastructure and else- 
where would be cut off," Elliott 
said. "It's been a very difficult 
process, but from now on I think we 
can look at that map and know 
where we're going and not going." 

Staff photographer/Cadence Van Dolson 
I .lohn.son is sworn in as a cominissionLT by City Recorder Carol 
ion, left, as his wife, Cindy, holds (he Bible. Followins hi.s swear- 
in, Johnson was elected mayor of Ihe tily. 

Southern's crime timeline 

Friday, March 9 
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tarij ' ^^''^'^'^'^'"'^^ristinjump 

^ '- iun: Found people asleep 
(I\i.,',i ",',''"''' '" Suninierour Lot, 
,^^" ''■'' there are campground 
^_^^ ■'■ iilitbj.. and to register at 

Saturday, March 10 
^ "uiin. general campus patrol. 
■'■•-'■k,:nd of Spring Break - 

very quiet 

Sunday, March 1 1 

Routine general campus patrol. 
Students returning after Spring 

Monday, March 12 

Between 8pm and Sam. $150 
was stolen from the vending 
machines in front of the Village 
Market. $150 in damage occurred 
to the machines during the theft. 
Police were called. 

Door change: Brock Hall 205D. 
at the request of the Visual Art 

departinent, was turnea mto an 
emergency exit only. 

1:36 p.m.: assisted motorist in 
jump-starting car. 

Tuesday, March 13 

12:00 a.m.: assisted motorist in 
jump-starting car. 

11:20 a.m.: Suspect was parked 
at the Soudiwest door to CA play- 
ing rap music at a high level Com- 
plainant asked him to check m at 
the desk and wait there. The sus- 
pect became angry and drove off 
rapidly only to return a few minutes 

later. Police were called and sus- 
pect was informed how he was 
expected to behave on CA and 
Southern property. 

Wednesday, March 14 

Found HSC 116 lock had been 
tampered. Secured door. 

6:45 p.m.: assisted motorist in 
jump-starting car. 

Thursd^, March 15 

8:15 a.m.: assisted motorist in 
jump-starting car. 

jump-starting car. 

Car was stolen belonging to 
Transportation Services. Col- 
legedale Police was called and took 
charge of the situation. Vehicle was 
recovered at 6pm. 

Southern's crime timeline is a 
new weekly feature compiled by 
Campus Safety in an effort to keep 
students and faculty informed of 
what crimes occur on campus. 

Tliursday, Mireli 22 I 

1, • Tlic Scruthcm Accent = m ^b ^ 

New commissioners elected 

Out with the old, in with the new 

AshlocK Fuller, Jolwsoif dehu iuamfbeut conmss^^ 

vt citv elect m 

z Van Daiscn 


The three incuntenl 
eoneis were ouBt?d m fav 
bbad during the CQlle£edafc t 
nissDn efcctons March l: 
le^edale teeidentB aim voted 
fsrorof a half-O-'nt salea tint, whici 
wiU fa'BG thecunrenlfiglca laxfrri 
7.7Spen:eottofl25 percent. 

Jim Ashbck. Fred Kulbr and 
Tim JcihrrBon defeflled Major Pre- 
6lon Jfjnffi. Vice Mayiir David 
Mafipon. Comm'Ksioner Berl 
CorjWge and cancTiddte VA taut. 

"I'm very pleaod that 1 sp\ 
etctd." >]hnBoii sfl'tl. "I wflfi ftr-'l- 
inii very cumfartabto v/ith lire sup- 

JaliiKLin fiotl thai Ire still does 
CotdL'n Ciflllm Jiiid Ract/Trac sIdR'B 
in OnltLwali. Uul. he HUppirts Hie 
fiew-T pnjjxb and gnwinji aw Ihe 
(rrcrwtli planalbv*: 

Ashltck rca-ived 410 vufcR, (oV 
bwed by Fuller's aoa vatts and 

Election HeBUits 

ber of the Govar- 
nor"s Advisor 
Council in ( 

fionforlhreeyoarB, Ashbcl 
cernad aboutdaannexinglheGoU.! 
en Cilbn and RareTrac convatl 
lence stoiBHin Ooltewah. 
Ashtack and he wilt 

A-bout the new 

is the forrrEi 

director of ahi 

ni A Souther 

Ash lock 



Sales Tax Refererxlum 
For 460 

I Against 339 

stBfFPtutoBB^er/Calsnca van DolGon 
I A»U>ck. Fred I'licr amd Tin JoIibmii tilk fciRctkr ftir ttc His* liaw as Cnfcftcdak comm^iuB' 
alkr Iho Tctvalk »f Ihc cfcclha wtirc aaHtawcd al Haaiiltoa Cooly IJcctkffl CDmnH^itiB. 

"EVWenlly people [eeltheeanE ago. iEce'tVGda4STOtts. 
way I do. I'm happy there are po- The new cDimiKDnerB were 
pb who agree with the diiectiin Hurp-Bedallhe results but noware 
we're fioinir," Ashtock sflW.I look ready to get down fc business. 
forwanJ to gettinir inmlwd and "1 feel fikether^sa btofwortt 
makingColbfipiale Ihegn^al place aheal," Fullersad. 
rt can be." The ebction attracted twice as 

nxords {mm the Hamiltin Count>' 
liT? TOh2B respediwly Kbdun ConrrtKsion show. Th*E 

Umh. who ran unsucceasfuUy year 7^9 leflslered rotera £s^ bal- 
i aial bur yuare bts, coiUMred b ^oln 1937, Etc- 

tton of fic'ials ^rere not sujprised by 

the ■incieffled 'uiterEsl 

"TTiey had several cand'riafes 
andarefereitlum.l'mjustfilgd thai 
gu many popie turned out." sa'ri 
Carolyn Jarkson, Haniilton Coun- 
ty s elartcn ainin'EtrfltDr. 

svnrn in March Is at ib legukrty 
Bchedulol niE!etin£ and a new 
mayor and vice mayor were efect- 

rnai,'or of Coil 
years when Ct)| 
first incorpiralai i 

Fulbr EU^rls the deanneul 
Ikin of the Golden Gallon and Rie| 
Trac c 

wah. I4e abo would like to donl 

Ful^r and his wife, Dortjttiiil 
have three dhiMren, 

Tltn Jbhtnab 

B toe dirwrlar of 
provide r net- 
wDite at Cigna 
Healthcare. He 
wlunteenad with 
the Colbgedale 
Police Depart- I 
rr^nt and TriCommunity FVi| 
Department far nine years. 
JohiBOD would fike toworkoi] 
pnobtrra within the citj. 


have t 

and life wife. Cut! 
I cMU and are exiEdii| 
and in August 

Voters influenced by 
issues in city election 

Bv Cmxnce Van Dolaon 


Colleiiedale TOtcns wvre inflii- 
ercol b>' city 'kucs. such ^ tlie 
police fon:c in IebI wcck'sebdiin, 

"1 thought mme candidats 
nwre portraying the polte ffiowr- 
slaffed" ^d Paul Sorensun, who 
)\EB Iiwd in Collegedab for (uur 
years, "I'd rather have a sab con> 

Newly-ebded comiiissiDnerB 
JimAshbckand FYhI Fuller rantm 
I a platform adv-ocatng cuttng the 
police departrrtnt's budget. They 
said that the poliie department hm 
too many car^ and of^'erf^ and e 
too inticrudating when pulhng (iri\'- 

Some voters agree that the 
police force coub te cut 

"IVb really pathetic when the 
only thing they do e gire Gpsdmg -jgo xoteraV 

tWketB." said Pam I-th^ junur ele- 
TTk'nlary education mapr, "TTiey 
don't haw? anything ctec to da. so 
why not downsize it al'rltfc bit?" 

Hnwewr. other students appre- 
ciate asafc town hkeColbgedale. 

"1 think CoUejjslab prevents a 
bt of crinE tjy having such a large 
departm?nl" sEud Kelh,' Nelson. 
SEin'nrhisloTT? TTHjar. "Colbgedalc's 
fine the way it is." 

SoiTC Southern students who 
mted said they wer\; inHuonccd b>' 
mill they n:icui\cd on the views of 
rartius candidates. 

Brothers iiey and .^nry Knox 
bofli nreivod nBilmgs and tiascd 
thcirTOtts upn theinfarmatbn, 

"1 agreed with their views." saij 
Jam?y Knox, junior chararteranV 
m3l»n mHpr, 

AlriDst aio resrients voted in 
war's ebctJDn. compared to 

^ % 



Peter and Andrew left their fishing nets 

for the rest of their lives, 

will you leave yours for just a day? 

Sign-ups begin online Thursday March 22 and run through Thursday March 29 at 

I Wednesday 

April 4, 2001 • 

' The Soutlicm Accent 


Thursday, Marcli 2ii 


Locks of love 

Those with hair to spare donatittg becausetheycare_ 

Bv Kristen Snyman 

al communication major, decided 
thai when she got her lax return, 
she would e'ne herself a little 

Over Spring Breal<, with the 
advice of her boyfriend, she 
crlered Tiffany's salon in Calhoun, 
(,,■1, p'^riy to lake drastic meas- 
ures 11, r stylist. Trade Ramrtlcy, 

who had donated ^'•^'^'j^^'j^ "' ' '" Contributed photo/StaH photographer/Brittany Robson 

hi lurr 'sonp'sted Bostic donate (Uft)Rachcl's hair before .she donated it. (Right) Rachel now. 

i,r lian- as well. 

When I started growing my 
liair oul. I was planning that if or 
when 1 got my hair cut, I'd donate 
it." said Itostic. 

So when the opportunity 
kiiuiked, she quickly accepted. 
Willi alioul M inchi- 

ical condition called alopecia area- 
ta, which has no known cause or 
cure. The prostheses they provide 
help to restore the childi 




V look. 

vilh her 

"1 love my hair!" she exdaime. 

Ucks of Love, according I 
leir Web sil 

ww.loeksiiflove.eoni. is a no 

esteem and conlidcnce," says the 

Tliere are a few guidelines for 
those who are interested in donat- 
ing llielr hair. First, it must be at 
least 111 inches long, preferably 12. 
It must he bundled in a ponytail or 
braid and free of hair damaged by 

client of Locks of Love. She sent in 
her story: 

"I sat in the chair with wet 
wisps of hair hanging in front of 
my face. My stomach knotted with 
excitement remembering that I 
could wash the wig on my head 
like the other kids. 

Mollis began to cut. and 1 held 

my hand oul to catch a single 

slrand of that stuff called hair: the 

feel of the soft wet clumps slipping 

It must be onto my shoulder. 


Fteal answers forf^ 

DearSholiy . _ 

Mv fi-iend who is a Chnsban has a child with her current brtiM 
boyfriend and they still have not decided to get marned and I am co,^ 
cerned that this is detrimental to the child. 1 believe that they a 
example for the child; what kind of values are they passmg on to b 
Iv do you tliink that parents should make a commitment to each oth^ 
when they have children rather than shack up? Am I being t. 
friend or should I just keep my mouth shut? 
Concerned Friend 

Dear Concenied Friend 

lam applauding you right now. Tfiere need to be more friends liknouf,;; 
there Anyone who has children should commit themselves in every wayh>. 
therefor the child and that includes getting married. However that is mi ; 
say that unmarried parents are not good parents; that is not the issue. 7)i,r; 
are certain values that we need to pass unto our children especially ifm au 
Christians. That is that love, marriage and sex are a gift from God. And tb. | 
results of a committed loving relationship may include children to whom u 
should nurture and pass on the values that God has entrusted to its. Rea 
pray for your friend, if you push too hard the friendship may end with ImM 
ing tlmt you think you are better than her Continue supporting them ani^^ 
therefor the child and hopefiilly someday they will make the decision to mU^ 
a full commitment to get married. Good luck. 


itiffcr from i(inj;-l''i 

\ ilisadvan- 
iindcr wlio 
icdical hair 

We meet a unique need for 
cheii throufihoul the United 

f^ l)y iisin« (l)iiiiitrd liairtocre- 

ilir lii>;lit'sl (|ii;ilily proslliet- 
' llic oii.!;iiii/,;ilioii said. "Most 
(lifii lifliK-il liy IjiL-ks of I-ove 

■ tu^l ihrir li;i 

sent clean and dry, in a plastic bag, 
and mailed to: Locks of Love, 1640 
S, Congress Ave., Suite 104, Palm 
Springs, FLSa-iei. 

Don't have hair to spare? You 
can help, too! On Ij)cks of Love's 
official Web site there is a page 
where you can click on an adver- 
tiser's banner and they'll automati- 
cally donate casli to Locks of Love. 
All it lakes is a little time. 

Monica, age 12, was one happy 

' my face in the i 

framed in something beautiful. I 
looked like a normal Junior High 
girl; how I was supposed to look. 

1 slipped into the shower at 
home. Something was wrong. 1 
finally realized what was bothering 
me_no water pounding on my 
neck or drumming on my naked 
head. 'Duhh,' I thought This is 
how it feels to have hair.'" 

Dunne works as landscaper and artist at Southern 

itiinics hectic becausi- 

■ use Iheir lunch breaks 

■ tasks, like going lolhe 
riial gels pushed aside 
iHic said on his working 

K ironi Dublin City, Ire- 
:' l)cars dark hair, a suiv 
liiKhlighled by a strong 
liiq) chill witli a smile 


Brinii Dunne works on 
VIsuiil Arts and Design. 

Staff photographer/Cadence Van Dolson 
a painting in the studio in the School of 




ing 1 first and Dniwing 11 sccoi 
Hieie were about 17 students 
each of his classes. 

In both his snpiTvision a 
leaching (Uilirs, ihr i.Mcliini; te 

applied based on llu" fad llial he 
had earned a fini.' arts dtgrce fiom 
iri'SU several years earlier. 

Dunne was hired and started 
leaching in the fall of 1999 with one 
drawing class per semester, Draw- 

in tlie classroom I'm a supervisor." 
In class. Dunne is very thor- 
ough, works with students on a one- 
tfrone basis and is laid back. 

"If you have a question, he'll 
make sure you know everything 
you need to know." said Jimmy 
Jones, freshman character aninia- 

, - — " tJO" major who has worked with 

color usage are some examples. At Dunne at landscape services "He 
landscaping 1 m also a teacher and won't leave until you understiid." 

"In boUi 

Ode to Papa Johns 

By Dennis Mayne 

Twas a dark anid stormy night. 
It had been awhile since I had eaten, and I needed a bile. 

Outside, the lightning was blazing, and the 
wind was howling 

I looked around the room in a panic, my stomach 
incessantly growling 

I searched for sustanance, finding nothing but 

noodles and grains 

And I thought to myself, "I must refrain from eating the 

same over and over again, for it was making me insane, 

like listening to the pounding of the rain." 

In a fit of rage, I overturned tables and chairs 
Looking for something, anything, I did not care. 

After a while, I stopped my panickin', 
and I stood still as a statue, motionless as a mannequ"' 

Providence, sweet providence, for just a pittance, 
Only $5.99 for SAU students 

My frantic fingers finally found my phone, and after a te 
short rings, a voice hinted that I was not alone. 

So many choices to make, what should I choose? i fe" ' 
a kid in a candy store, unsure of what to do 

Should I go for the olives, or should I try the 'shroonis 

I knew to stay away from the pepperoni, or else 

would face certain doom. 

In no time at all, the Papa man was downstairs. I ran o I 
room with my pie, thinking of answered prayers- 
Remember me Papa John's, when the night is cov* ^.^ 1 
with darl< ugly skies. And remember me when feeims) 
giving out free. 

Ij-hursday, March 22, 2001 


The Soutiiem Accent • 7 

Theology students return from 
evangelising in Ghana, Romania 

B> Debbie Battin 

If Ron Clouzet, dean of the 

^... "p1 of Religion, and 16 senior 

\ thenloR)' majors spent March 2-17 

- - 'noting public evangelistic 

:ii;s in Kumasi, Ghana. 

group from Southern 
iird. with translation into 
■ I' major tongue of that area 
ai '. 'Iilt'erent sites as part ot i 
g|i'' ;l evangelistic endeavor organ 
[■/'-'. ' Robert Folkenberg. 

i!;i Carolina Conference in i.(il 
labnr.iiion with Elder Folkenberg 
prnvjilcd Southern's evangehsls 
eat h wjlh S5,000 worth of matenals 
iniliiiitiiL: lap top computers uith 
?:■■■-' I Point and projectors, t-u 
Tl- ^"-ndanceateach site ranu'i 
Ir..., ■:) 10 1.000 people. 

lihTc were 3.084 people-baj^ 
(dzed while we were there and yib 
fof tiiose made decisions for Chnst 
■by the Holy Spirit working 
through our efforts," said Ron 
Ciouzel, dean of the School of 

Ciouzet conducted public evan- 
igelism classes each morning to 
prepare the theology students for 
each evening meeting. In the after- 
noons, each evangelist reviewed 
their sermon, and planned for the 
evening presenUtion. 

Many nights the Devil tried to 
stop Uie meetings with fierce rain 
storms, students said. 

"Satan is strong ... but God is 
STRONGER!" said Enoch Lee. sen- 

Photo courtesy of 
The student evangelists in Ghana jjathercd tach morning for devo- 
tions and prayer, and to discuss the evangelistic meetings. 

ior theology major. "(On Sunday) 
Satan sent the biggest tropical 
storm to town Santase. I have 
never seen so much water in such 
a short period of time! We had to 
cancel our 4th meeting of the evan- 
gelistic series! Yet, God sent forty 
souls to sit in the rain, praying for 
the strange looking Asian-evangel- 
ist in Africa." 

According to participants it was 

a life changing experience. 

"This experience has given me 
a chance to see ministry in action. 
to fall in love with my Bible all over 
again and to find a new and inter- 
esting . culture to grow with and 
enjoy," said Michael Messervy, jun- 
ior theology major. "Being there 
trained me and shaped me and I 
will value it for the rest of my min- 

Bv Debbie Battin 

Twelve Southern students and 
Sthonl of Religion professor Dr. 
(. drius Mardn conducted evangel- 
i^tiL meetings from February 28 to 
March 19 in Botasani and Coftesti, 

In Botasani, a fairly large city 
n<.h m history and art, the nieet- 
mgs were attended by between 
600 and 700 people, and in Coftesti 
beween 50 and 90 people attended 

The Quiet Hour provided the 
matenals and two projectors with 
power point presentation equip- 
ment to die evangelistic team. 

Sophomore theology major 
Marius Asaftei from Romania 
helped with translation of the 
meetings In addition to tlie night- 
ly meetings they were able to con- 
duct two weeks of prayer with 
betwen 50 and 100 young people 
in attendance. 

According to Asaftei, the group 
was known as the "12 disciples fol- 
lowing their Master." because 
there were 12 shidents and Dr. 
Martin, their "master". 

In the example of the disciples. 
they did visitation, health screen- 
ing and taught English classses in 
the afternoon. Senior Tlieology 
major Chris Rollins assisted with 
the Uiree English classes which 
had about 150 people attending 

Rollins said that the young peo- 
ple in Romania are very active. 

"The best part of the tiip for me 
was seeing that diere are actually 
youth in church who want to work 
and are entliusiastic about spread- 
ing the gospel." he said. "Many 
who helped us were not even bap- 
tized yet, but were baptized after 
die meetings," 

Asaftei said Uie trip was a great 
blessing for more Uian one reason, 
"It was weird to speak both 
English and Romanian," he said. "I 
experienced two cultures bump- 
ing very closely together." 

The group was stationed just 
150 km from his home. Asaftei was 
able to spend a very special visit 
with his family and experience tlie 
joy of evangelism. 

"Tlie Lord confirmed my call to 
ministi-y and especially to youtJi 
ministry," he said. "1 saw three of 
the five young people I was work- 
ing with baptized, and the two oth- 
ers will be baptized soon. The peo- 
ple there are Uiirsty for Christ." 

According to Assaftei, there is 
much confiision and misunder- 
standing when it conies to reli- 

Tlie people can see that the 
happiness the world gives fails, 
and ends." he said. "Wlien Ihey 
see Uial Christ gives a joy thai 
never ends, and happiness eternal- 
ly Ihey have such a spark in Uieir 

All I need to know about love in 
friendships I learned in one night 

I' 5^" someone I love. I hurt my 
apa- In all my anticipation for our 
reaction the most rehearsed 

f wu? u ^^^ ^^^^ prepared me 
|wiial happened. 

[^'f-'-'nl..redness plays such a 

I p-_ wicked game upon 

A I humanity and ren- 

■ ders one inescapable 

isfaction. Then I came to my senses 

and realized that I would not wish 

tliat upon anyone; especially some- 

1 1 would give the world for. 


3 late. 

8F _ 


rjuences. One thinks 
ihat by protecting 
herself she operates 
in the best interest of 
<^ situation when in 
reality perception is 

•■ " -^d I was broken. 

■ 11'^ friend to feel the 
"•''1 1 did and thought 
' '^'- his emotional sta- 
-Jitered to give me sat- 

The thought had already 
crossed my mind and that was as 
solid as stone. I never realized how 
much an expressed thought, not 
acted upon, could have such an 

My friend was crushed. He told 
me that no matter how terrible I 
could ever treat him. it wouldn't 
make him change his feelings of 
care towards me. He would contin- 

; tot] 



ofhow I treated hir 
he could not fathom how I could 
have such a conditional love. This 
absolutely broke my heart and 
revealed to me an even greater rev- 

"I saw how much 

my friend was 
hurting and I sud- 
denly began to 
realize how much 
more God's heart 
must ache each 
time we cause 
Him pain." 

As I listened lo my friend's 
words, the fortress within me that I 
had worked so hard to consti-uct 
laid in pitiful ruins. I had taken 
someone who has only shown me 
unconditional love and trampled 
upon that gift. And isn't that the way 
we U-eat Cod? Yet He continues to 
lake us back time and again. 

I saw how much my friend was 
hurting and I suddenly began to 
n-,,li/c \\«v.' niiiili riKtre Cod's heart 
niusl ;k hi- .■,(,!, hnii we cause Him 
|.;iir,, ) i;iiJi:i]l ,i i,'li(()pse of Uie ugli- 
nr-,^.,r^iii in my life and for the first 
time had a n-velation of God's char- 
acter which cut to the core of my 

I hurt my friend and my heart is 

aching. I'm in need of a great Physi- 
cian and Forever Sometimes our 
best intentions just aren't good 
enough outside of the light of God's 
unconditional love. 

But the best thing about a Savior 
is that He's willing lo continue to 
teach us Uiese lessons until we can 
reflect His perfect love. And I was 
blessed enough lo be taught 
through a friend whom I love very 

UBcthatiy Martin is a fuiiior 
mass communication major fror. 
Florida. She can be reached at 
hmarliti ^southern, edii. 



Soullicm's SUKltnl Voice Since l.WH 

P.O. Box 370 
Colleffldale.TN 37315 
\ ne^roL: (423)238^2721 

adverdsing: (423) 238-9335 





CoUegedale election shows 
local Adventist hypocrisy 

cl.«ed* Citv ElecUons and (he '™-'^C°'S;||„,,, ,„ u,e ,ac. 
Tim Johnson on his election 

Mandy Shuarcf 

Commissioner and on his appoint- 
ment as the Mayor of the City of 
Coliegcdalc, We hope that his lead- 
ership will bring a new era of 
responsible Collegcdale expansion 

were verbally harassed during the 
election. The harassment consisted 
of anonymous phone calls to John- 
son supporters, stating that they 
were wasting dieir votes on a non- 
Adventist. These phone calls consti- 

buBiness growth and a greater uU: voter '"'""i^J """"(.^al t™n 
for student involvement in iniscent »' C''"''' f" <;°f ''°" 
strong-arm tactics. It is sad tnai 
such actions took place in Col- 

It is ironic, that in a city that has 
a majority of Adventist residents, 
such tactics would occur. As a 
church, Adventists strongly oppose 
any breach of the separation 

city govi; 

[ that Mayor John- 

,,irl)ii .i"i! Msiifct to the Col- 
l,ir.(l;ilr ( iu i;i)vcrnment, specifi- 
cally the Commission. Last week's 
election saw unsavory campaign 
tactics, and to a certain extent, out- 

right"'inTccuracies. We can 'only between church and state. The anti- 
hope that Mayor Jol.nson will rise Johnson phone calls prove that cer- 
above the rancor and distrust tain Adventists 
caused by certain candidates for the 

We would like 
llnl C.i.iliilK,-, I'r 

relations need to be improved 

Tlie S.A. Seiinle is where student 
concerns are heard. Wlien it comes 
time for tlie senators to report on 
what their constituents are con- 
cerned about a lot of times nothing 
is reported. Senators say tliat their 
\ constiuents had no concerns. 
' The senators work very hard for 
their constituents. If you don't 
believe tliat, tlien ask your senator 
if you could attend the next meeting 
wHth them. 

Most senators have hardly any 
time to go to eacli room and ask 
their constituents what's on their 

So, to you constituents, go talk 
to your senators and tell them 
what's on your mind and what you 

think should be done about a par- 
ticular topic. They are here to 
you and it would be wise to utilize 
tliat asset 1 know I do. 

If you do not know your Senator, 
tlian ask Paul Myers who your Sen- 
ator is. Get in contact witli your Sen- 
ators so more tilings can get ; 

Tlie Accent would also like to 
thank tlie Senators for the great job 
they have done so far tiiis year. 

Finally, in senate tliey are dis- 
cussing what to do for a Senate proj- 
ect and two things have come up: 
one is another gazebo or a putt-putt 
course. Give your Senator feedback 
on which one you prefer. 





THWUKABtEvmi) , 
WA.&MP. J 

q^ay. Mai-ch 2272001 


The Southern Accent • 9 

New tune to an old song 

the words before I could 
fiijlv pronounce them. 

i memorized the verses before I 
compl'^l^ly understood them. 
T i.uight the song to others 
1 wholly comprehended the 
meaning for myself. 
Although I 

hummed its well- 



babies to send them 
off to sleep, God 
Himself sang the 
song to me to awake 
me from my slum- 
ber. I was asleep to 
the full value of my worth. 

And there was something about 
the unique tune He used to sing this 
melody of my youth that made me 
smile as I listened. 
Jesus loves me, this I know... 
In elementary school we dili- 
gently studied and memorized all of 
rules of spelling. These rules 
aid help us to figure out how to 
\te any word in the dictionary as 
s we could sound it out. 
d as we committed to memo- 
first rule we ever memorized, 
nit tlie assurance that it was not 
ig to change. It was the spelling 
that says "I" comes before "E." 
as we copied the sentence 
spelling workbooks, we felt 
ifort knowing that something in 

life was constant Something 

was sure. Something was not about 

to change when we least expected. 

But just then our teacher tossed 

in a confusing idea: "except after 


It was then, in the first decade of 
our lives that we learned that some 
rules don't apply in all circum- 

There are few things in life that 1 
know, without a shadow of a doubt, 
will be the same tomorrow as they 

I don't know if the people who 
claim that they love me will make 
the same claim tomorrow as they 
do today. 

I don't know the color of my first- 
born's eyes, but I smile thinking 
about it today. 

I don't know how much money 
will be in my savings account tomor- 
row, but I have hope that it won't be 
the same as it is today. 

I don't know the day, the year or 
the hour that my "Daddy's" coming 
to take me home, but I'll keep pray- 
ing for it today. 

But with all of these questions I 
have about life I have found two 
things that I know for sure: "Jesus is 
■ the same yesterday, today and 
tomorrow," and "Jesus loves me, 
this I know." 

For the Bible tells me so... 

Have you ever noticed how easy 
and quickly false ideas and informa- 
tion can be developed, passed along 

and then believed? 

Scientists and knowledgeable 
scholars before Christopher Colum- 
bus understood the wodd to be flat. 
They stood behind this theory with 
all of dieir might and hied to con- 
vince everyone that they were 
right.. .and most believed. 

Were they right in tlieir convic- 
tion? No. 

Were those that heard it foolish 
to be persuaded into this false 
belief? Yes. 

But thankfully Christopher 
Columbus invested money, energy 
and time to DISCOVER the frutli 
for himself and to correct the false 
conviction and belief of the world. 

The valuable lesson that traveled 
from history into today is this: 
there's danger in trusting what 
seems to be logical or frue without 
making a personal discovery for 
yourself. Tliere's no better place to 
make your discovery than the 

Little ones to Him belong... 

Most everyone wants to belong 
to something or someone. 

A 5-year-old receives their first 
baseball bat and glove for their 
birthday and dreams of belonging 
to a major league baseball team 

while proudly displaying his last 
name on his uniform. 

A young girl dreams of someday 
wearing a gown the color of purity, 
carrying a bouquet of promises and 
saying "I do" to peacefulness as she 
makes a commitment of belonging 
to Heaven's carefully selected gift to 

An orphan draws a picture witli a 
crayon of a house and a burning 
chimney, a smiling motlier and play- 
ful dad as he dreams of belonging to 
an accepting family. 

So many people, so many 
dreams to fulfill this desire of 
belonging, but peace pours into the 
soul and joy overflows the heart 
when we (iilly comprehend the idea 
that we do belong somewhere. 

Oiu* names are carved in love 
into the very palms of Jesus. 

Our place is being set as a mem- 
ber of the family at tlie dinner table 
in the majestic courts of Heaven. 

Our praises and requests are 
heard from a Father who takes the 
time to listen. 

Yes, we do belong. We belong to 
the Holy, sacred and blessed Family 

Tliey are weak, but He is strong... 

There she lies asleep on her bed. 
She was too weak to crawl under 
the covers. 

Her hands are still folded from 

the conversation she had with her 
Father before she exhaustedly drift- 
ed off to sleep. 

Her cheeks are still moist and 
tear-stained while her breathing is 

She dreams of the day's events 
and hears words that sting her 
heart. The nerves in her body 
twitch, jolting her with intense emo- 

Jesus Himself lays His steady, 
strong and soothing hand over her 
racing heart. 

He promises to be close to the 
broken hearted. 

He calms her breathing. 

He wipes away her tears. 

He relaxes her every muscle and 
erases the memory of the words. 

He tenderly takes her in His 
arms and continues to sing as He 
cradles her in peace. 

Tlie words were tlie same as 
she's always sung them, but some- 
how never sounded quite so satisfy- 
ing and sweet. 

Yes, Jesus loves me... 

Yes.Jesus loves me.. . 

Yes, Jesus loves me... 

The Bible tells me so... 

Ujanelle Chang is a Junior 
broadcast journalism major from 
Florida. She can be reached at 
Jechang@soHthem. cdii. 

[ared and 
pie watergun 

I learn a lot from children, as 
mid everyone. There is a kid 
He home who is wise beyond his 

Thanksgiving and we 
were all sitting 
around trying to 
recuperate from the 
turkey (yes turkey) 
and dressing. We ate 
outside where there 
was a campfii 

ng E 


sitting around it 
chatting idly Some- 
talking about God. what 
dune for him, what he was 
I for, etc. When he finished 
■Ise spoke. After a while, 1 
friend ask his son Jared to 
ething that he had said 

looked at the redheaded, blue 
boy of 4 or 5. He looked 
1 nervously at those looking 
■ He turned around and point- 
lantern about 20 yards away. 
said. "You see. the light and 

aarkness are having a con- 
ti"n, the light can cover a lot 
■3. and also where there is 
darkness cannot be." Such 

«e words, I've heard it taught 

Jholars and pastors, but it real- 
home when spoken from the 

"of a child. 

few weeks later at a chuch 

poduck there was another kid with 
a watergun. Jared was sitting across 
the table and every once in a while 
the kid with the watergun took a 
bead at my fiiend's face and pulled 
the digger. Jared wiped away the 
water from his face, and continued 
eating his dessert After a few more 
shots to the face, I could tell he was 
getting tired of being picked on. I 
told the kid to stop, but he wouldn't 

He eventually picked up his 
watergun and headed for the 
dessert table; then that's when it 
happened. I think Jared and 1 were 
hopmg for the same thing. The kid 
tnpped, and now he had two water- 
guns and a puddle on the floor next 
to his pound cake. 

My little friend shot me a look 
that if bottled, could pay 4 years 
tuition, meals, books and rent up 

"Did. ..see... that?!" he said 
to me, barely containing himself. 

This taught me patience. Just 
wait, maybe the punk's watergun 
will break into a million pieces, 

Here's to you kid, keep up the 
good work, 

■ Dennis Mayne is a freshman 
religion major from Florida. He con 
be reached at 

Diversity is more than black and white 

Declamatory language has ; 
ofmakingone'sbloodboil. Perhaps 
■ Fern Illdige knew that as she set 
out to write the article that 
appeared in the 
Southern Accent — 
the article that has 
caused quite a few 

. of opinion to 

be discussed over 
—^ this campus. 

7«,^^. Maybe she had no 
PORAWSKi jjjpg of y^g amazing 

■ritWI»ff,W,1!W p^^^^^ ,^g^ ^^j.^^ 
alone could posses. 

At first I was very upset by the 
article. Being a very loyal music 
major who basically lives in the 
music building, I felt ratlier dis- 
mayed by the attacks made against 
the Melange program during Par- 
ents' Weekend. Indulge me for a 
moment to set the record straight. 

The theme was not the Civil War. 
The patriotic songs performed were 
because of President's Day week- 
end. The "Civil War Fantasy" 
played by the Wind Symphony was 
composed by Scott Joplin. an 
African-American composer and is a 
song that proclaims the joys of lib- 
erty and freedom. 

Other numbers performed 
included songs from the Revolu- 
tionary war. World War II and some 
"good oi' Yankee Doodle Tunes." As 
one music professor put it. The 
theme was more of an American 

In talking to Kari Shultz. who 
was a part of making the weekend 
happen, I asked her why the ECU 
wasn't considered to perform on 
Satiirday night 

She said The weekend is usual- 
ly referred to as the "Pop's Con- 
cerr which is something left up to 

deparUnent. BCU didn't 
do anything, but neitlier did LAC or 
ASEANS club." 

Wlien I asked Scott Ball, Dean of 
the School of Music what he fek, he 
said, "Our groups are free to any- 
one of any race to join." 

Any music groups on campus, 
Southern Singers. BCU, or otlier- 
wise is as the diverse as those peo- 
ple willing to join them. 

Shultz also said, "Diversity is 
more than just Black and Wliite." 

So now that I am feeling tlial the 
music department has been justi- 
fied, I still am feeling a little offend- 
ed by the comments made concern- 
ing diversity on this campus. 

You must understand, I may be a 
while female, but for most of my 
education I have been reared in pri- 
marily Black and Latino schools 
that were nestled in the heart of 
that city of brotherly love. Philadel- 
phia. I came to Southern and I said. 
"Okay. Sure there are a tot more 
White people, but what is the prob- 
lem with that?" 

The last person on my list to talk 
to was Lynn Caldwell, chair of the 
Diversity Committee. She asked 
me what I thought of all of tiiis, so I 
told her. Things are different in 
the South." she said. 

The more I listened to her, the 
more I began to understand what 
Fern was really writing about. I 
also began to see that what I had set 
out to write about was going to end 
up being a lot different than I imag- 

a little 

Caldwell told me that ; 
giri. she could remember going ii 
restaurants with her mother and 
seeing Black people asked to leave 
because of the color of their skin. 
"In some ways." she answered, "the 

South is 20 years behind. America 
is like an abused adolescent" She 
went on to explain. Talking and 
writing about our opinions is a way 
of purging our past Inllienameof 
this purging, the debate must go on- 
but not at the sake of our relation- 
ships with one another." 

Understanding this put into per- 
spective for me tllfe point of view of 
those who are calling out 

My point is this. Southern is 
diverse, bul diversity is not jusl 
Black and White, or Asians and Lati- 
nos. Students from Southern come 
from all over the country and all 
over the worid. 

It is because of this that some of 
us don't always see the problems 
some minorities feel they are fac- 
ing, because we have not been 
faced with it like this before. I 
guess we have to start somewhere, 
and it's a good thing that we are 
talking about it 

I encourage those of you reading 
this article to look at your own little 
world. Is it filled with people just 
like you? 

Or are you branching out and 
exploring different kinds of people, 
searching for the beauty that makes 
them unique? 

Or are you content to look at fifty 
million different shades of you? At 
the same lime, we have no right to ^|^ i 
jump to conclusions and judge oth- t^P I 
ers just because of what we see. 
Diversity surrounds us. 

If you look for it you will see it 
"We gotta move forward, together." 

■ Dolly Porawski is a freshman 
music education major from Penn- 
sylvania. She can be reached at 




Thursday, March 22 ' 

face it. most people think 
morally superior to the aver- 
; pereon. Right 
j away we should see 
a problem with that - 
\ namely that a major- 
ily of people can't be 
J above average, 
because an average 
must be the exact 
I middle of a given 
group. What causes 
people to think they're better than 
most other people? This is the 
question that David Dunning, pro- 
fessor of psychology at Cornell Uni- 
versity, and a graduate student set 
out to explain. 

These two men concluded that 
the "holier than thou" attitude has 
only two possible causes - either 
people think they're better than 
they are, or they think others are 
worse than they are. Several sur- 
veys proved that people tend to 
have a more positive image of them- 

selves than is accurate. 

One study asked 

shidents how many of them would 
buy flowers to support a chanty for 
the American Cancer Society. 
Eighty percent of the students said 
they would, but that only about 50 
percent of their classmates would. 
After the drive, only forty-three per- 
cent of the students had actually 
bought flowers. Another survey 
showed similar results when 
the students were asked about vot- 
ing in an upcoming election. These 
results show that people are good at 
predicting the behavior of odiers, 
but overestimate their 


Professor Donning speculates 
about reasons for this phenomenon. 
He claims that people base their 
morals on their own behavior, justi- 
fying their ads accordingly. Also, in 
a work situation for example, people 
generally keep negative comments 
to themselves and vocalize positive 

thus givmg 1 


So people think they re better 
than they really are- so what? Dun- 
ning says that self-righteous peoi^le 
are more likely to be cnhcal of oth- 
ers' moral decisions. Thisshouldnt 
come as a surprise to anyone living 
in Happy Valley. The upside of 
"holier-than-thouism" is that once 
one has a self-inflated image to 
uphold, they feel morally bound to 
do good things. Better to live in this 
type of society, says Dunning, than 
one where individuals feel obliged 
to do evil. 

The moral of this story is that 
one should be careful not to judge 
others. "Judge not others, lest ye be 
judged" (Matt. 7:1). 

uKeitk Pulfer is a junior com- 
puter scimce major from Indiana. 

Could SupermanI 
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Fastest machine gun shoots bullets at 20 

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then what it takes 
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Material could 
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"resort" in tlio world, which is 
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Non-work-rclatcd hubbies: 
I Sailing, when 1 get a chance, read- 

I ing, and niosl anything involving 
the great mildooi's. 

Different places he's lived: 
I US: Missouri, Nebraska, Ten- 
, Colorado, Now Mexico, 
Elsewhere: Iceland. 
I Bolivia. Colorado would have to be 
_..r the top of the list because of 
the climate, the topology, and the 
I wonderful memories I have of my 
■ there, 1 also met my wife 
there! Also at the top would be 
Southeast Tennesseee; again lots 
of outdoor opportunities and great 

fnends. His last words: No. I am not 

Book hes currenOy reading: related to the Music - Math duo 

An autobiography of John Glenn. U and 1 don't teach in the Chemistry 

.s quae good actu^ly. Department, although I would be 

CD currenUy m h.s CD play- proud to admit it if either were 

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Favorite food: Is ice cream a 

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u.itinued from page 12 

the second round for the last two 

Look for Cincinnati to give 

I run tonight- IVIaryland is 

pne off an easy win over Gebr- 

a St.. so looli for them to advance 

the Elite Eight. 

Games diis week are tonight, 
-..iciay, Saturday and Sunday, 
li'airh when you" can and root for 
,„ur favorite team. With the NBA 
■SphtJng more like small children 
Ijien warriors, this may be the only 
basketball left. 

-i ^xf^i-.'; 

iNCAA Tournament Bracket Page 

■ Athlete of the Week Page 1 1 


staff photographer/BriUany Robson 

Iloukey opponents pivpiirc tii Imlllv lor Iho puck durin(;1\iL'sdiiy nisht's intramural game. 

Tliursday, Marcli 2 2. 200 1 1 

March Madness ' 
season begins 

With the TV room in Talge underg ^.^ 
remodeling, you might havs I 
an excuse for not remember- J 
mg what season it is, bu 
you hardcore college i 
have been waiting for this ajj] 

That's right, it's Marchl 

Madness, (the NCAA college! 

basketball tournament for anf 

you uneducated ones). 

of the year when schools froml 

around the nation compete for the nationalj 


Rounds one and two ■ 
week Games were on Thursday, Friday, Sati 
urday and Sunday nights. Here's your rec^j 
by regions. 

First round action in the East showed| 
Utah State pulling out an upset { 
State There were few surprises in the olhtil 
game<5 with the only other upset (barel 
going to Missouri. The second round h 
use defeating number 3 Boston College t?| 
only 3 points, with the rest of the ( 
gomg to the top ranked team. 

First round actJofi in the South was 
crazy Fresno State, Gonzaga, Indiana Slaul 
and Temple all pulled out upsets. Seam^ 
round action didn't settle down with Gowsp 
advancing and Penn State pulling oul ifiel 
biggest second round upset over Nortli Cit.| 

Michigan State is set for ? 
the Fmal Four, but they could still lose if ihg| 
let their guard down. 

The Midwest is the only region UiS| 
makes sense. All the remaining teams anl 
top seeds, so it's nice to know that somethi!S| 
in the world still makes s 

These four teams are not a lock, howeml 
None of them advanced this far last year. J«| 
Mississippi was in the NIT But plenty te| 
changed for Illinois, Kansas, Arizona andlKB 
Rebels All for the good. 1 

The West showed the biggest first mvM 
upset with Hampton (15) edging ou l«| 
State (2). Stanford is still alive despite loa«| 

See Madness on pagt; ' 

Hockey intramural schedule for March 22-March 28 

Thursdav. March 22 I Nlondav, March 26 1 Tuesdav. March 27 I Wednesdav, March 28 

Faculty vs. Wilhelm 
6;45 p.m. 

DeVries vs. Guzman 
I 7:45 p.m. 

Nutt vs. Aiken 
6;45 p.m. 

Faculty vs. Canada 
7;45 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 27 

Predators vs. Bosley 
5:45 p.m. 

Blues vs. Kerr 
6:45 p.m. 

Yomogoto vs. Penguins 
7:45 p.m. 

Black Bears vs. Wilhelm 
8:45 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 28 

Men's B-League Playof | 
5:45 p.m. 

Gym Masters vs. Brown | 
6:45 p.m. 

Women's Playoff 
7:45 p.m. 

community Service Day sign-ups end today Page 2 

■ SA officers go to AIA convention Page 3 

The So uthern Accent 

tTj://accent. sou 

Staff photo by Brittany Rubson 

the Beach Bones — Aaron Haluska, Jared Nudd, Derek Boyce, Reggie Thomas and Jeremiah Weeks — play a medley of songs by 
Uie Beach Boys on their trombones at the Student Association Talent Show Saturday night. 

New professors to be hired for next year 

~'m- Sijutfiern's current hiring freeze, a 
. iniiirnis on campus are searching to 

-" li"ul of Physical Education, Health 
* I 1^^^ has already signed Judy Sloan 
ri' ir ^chuol According to Phil Carver, 
'I' HI Sloan was hired for various rea- 

' "I adjunct teachers teaching 16 

T Carver said. The adjunct 

hrcn teaching for the last eight 

" > PTock. quit last year. Admini^ 

than r'^I ,'V^^^ ^^^^^ '° ^""^ 3 new teacher 

*^ cancel 16 classes" 

*5una7/ f'^ ^^^ ^* the loss of the 
;^na caches "the total increased cost was 
^ m n.mal." He did say his department 

^ by taking m more money. 

lies gymnasium already allows them to 
take in more money than most departments 
thanks to the renting of the swimming pool, 
the gym. ball fields and other services 

Carver said that a woman was wanted for 
this position, but that this wasn't "the main 
criteria." He said that with her hiring the ratio 
of men teachers to women teachers in PE was 
four to two. Had a man been hired, the ratio 
would have been five to one, a statistic that 
Carver said "doesn't reflect the ratio of men 
to women among students" in the school. 

More important criteria for the hiring was 
the need for a Ph.D. in Physical Education. 

'TTiis lady has her Ph.D. course work in 
Physical Education completed, all she lacks is 
her dissertation," Carver said. There are 
only two female Ph.D.s teaching Physical 
Education in the Adventist church." 

The Chemistry Department currentiy is 

searching for a fourth professor. Department 
Chair Dr Rhonda Scott-Ennis gave two rea- 
sons why this hiring was approved despite the 
hiring fi-eeze. 

The department has grown, and class size 
has grown. We also wanted to add a professor 
who had a specialty in organic chemistry," 
she said. "We made a case diat our teaching 
loads were becoming too great, and we had a 
candidate getting a Ph.D. in organic chem- 
istry who would have been perfect for the job, 
and diat helped us get it approved." 

Unfortunately for the Chemistry Depart- 
ment, the candidate did not accept the posi- 
tion when asked. 

•^ou never know what they will do until 
you offer them the job," Scott-Ennis said. 

Scott-Ennis said that finding an Adventist 
professor with a Ph.D. in chemistry is quite 
difficult She said that the search for this 

See Teachers on page 2 

Federal, state aid 
guarantee March 31 

Southern's student finance office is 
encouraging students to apply for financial 
aid by March 31. Students can apply for fed- 
eral, state and institutional aid when they fill 
out and submit the Free -^plication for Fed- 
eral Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Marc Crundy, director of student finance, 
isn't labeling March 31 as a deadline, but as a 

Students can submit applications after 
March 31 and receive slate and federal aid. 
but the additional aid from Southern is not 
drawn from an endless well. 

Southern has budgeted $5 million for 
scholarships, grants, discounts and waivers 
for the 2001-2002 school year. 

The requirements for this financial aid are 
based upon the same formula as government 
subsidy. Southern guarantees funds only to 
eligible applicants who turn in their applica- 
tion on time. Late applications are still accept- 
('d, but awards will be distributed on a first 
come, first serve basis. 

Awarded applicants will receive a letter 
notifying them of the amount they may 
receive the following school year. 

"Keep on it until you get that award letter," 
Grundy said. 'That's your ticket!" 

Tlie letter works like a check that will be 
cashed when the student is officially enrolled 
the next term. Tlien the funds will be applied 
to their bill as credit, half the first semester. 
half the second semester. 

"Compared to other schools we are very 
^('nerous with the time we give students to 
;i|)ply," said Grundy. "It's almost unheard of 
lo confinue awarding institutional money into 
the early part of summer like Southern does, 
but students shouldn't press their luck by 
waiting too much after March 31." 

For those interested in picking up applica- 
tions, go to Student Finance or apply on the 
web at You can also check 
out sample awards on Southern's Web site at 

New dorm registration 
procedures announced 

By Cadence Van Dolson 


Sign-ups for dormitory rooms for the 
2001-2002 school year will be held April 16 
and 17. But, unlike previous years, they will 
be in a tent on Taylor Circle; rather than in 
the respective dorms. 

■^e're going to have a festival," said 
Sharon Engel, dean of women. "We're trying 
to take the drudgery out of this and make it a 
little more pleasant for the students as well as 
the deans." 

Oldies music will be played and snacks 
such as popcorn, drinks and candy will be 
served. There also will be balloons. ^ 

"Free food and music are always good," y 
said Christine Wetmore, Ireshman psycholo- 
gy major 

Students will be assigned a time to regis- 
ter based on their class standing. Seniors will 
register from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on April 
16. Juniors will register from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

See Dorms on page 2 

-We're still working 

fonlai-enient nol as simply a new 

Morris Brown ha^^^«a^ ^^^^^^ p, 

■ m/Public Relations: Henning sard. As far 
Twhetr Journalisr, or Publ.c Relaf ons 

Thursday, Marc h 'B. 2ik^ | 

would be emphasized, Henning said nv I 
could go either way," ' ^1 

The classes this new teacher will bt 
to teach include New Reporting, AdvanM I 
Reporting, Magazine and Feature Artid I 
Writing, and PR Campaigns. Henning Jjl 
that it is too early at present to discuss candi | 
dates. "I've had a few l^mails in response bni I 
I don't really have any candidates yet" ' I 

■ BUFFALO - A Coast Guard boat cap- 
sized on the Niagara River along the U.b.- 
S da border and two of the four crew 
men died Saturday after floating for hours 
in the icy water 

■ EDMOND, Okla. - One of two con- 
victed murderers who held an elderly cou- 
ple hostage in their home was found dead 
taide the house late Saturday, authonUes 
said. The couple was released unharmed. 

■ HIROSHIMA, Japan - A strong 
earthquake with a preliminary magnitude 
of 6,4 struck a wide area in southwestern 
Japan on Saturday afternoon, killing at 
least two people and injuring dozens. 
Police said at least 61 people suffered 

■ SACRAMENTO, Calif. -The stale's 
power purchases tor two struggling utili- 
ties could cost S23 billion by the end of 
next year, leaving customers paying at 
least 50% more for electricity 

■ TETOVO, Macedonia — Macedonian 
helicopters fired rockets in a sweep just 
south of downtown Tetovo on Saturday as 
fighting escalated between government 
forces and ethnic Albanian rebels besieg- 
ing the country's second-largest city. 

emiiloyces will be ordered to take lie 
delecUir tests next week as a result of the 
arrest of alleged spy Robert Hansscn, The 
Washington Post reported Saturilay 

LISBON, Portugnl — A packed tour 
..IS careened oft a highway in northern 
.'ortugal and rolled down a steep ravine 
Saturday killiiiB M passengers and injur- 
ing 24 otluTs, six of tlieni seriously The 

It off the highway following 
heavy rain shower, state radio RDP said. It 
•rashed in the garden of a house at the 
bottom of a ravine nearly 100 feet below 
No other vehicle was said to be involved. 

■ ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — fhree 
I neariy simultaneous car bomb blasts 
I killrtl at least 21 people and injured 

HI . illiiTs Saturday in southern Rus 
I iln breakaway republic of Chech 
(ip Russian officials called it a ten 
let and said there were set 
a suspect that Chechen rebel lead 
^.„ ..jre behind the blasts, but gave 
hard evidence. Police in Moscow 
placed on alert, and President Vladiml 
I Putin ordered an investigation into the 

Service Day 
signups end today 

I J LONDON — Tlie Eovernmenl said 
Tuesday it will Ijan pig swill, whicli lias 
been identified as a key link in the chmn 
which led to Britain's devastating out- 
break of foot-and-moutli disease. Agricul- 
ture Minister Nick Brown said it wa™"' 
ck'iir liow tlie disease was introduced i..._ 
the swill, which was fed to pigs at a farm at 
Heddon-on-the-Wall in nortliern England. 

■ BED INC. — In its first specific 

, iion against a detained U.S.-based scholar, 
China said Tuesday that she has con- , 
_^^ fessed to spying for foreign intelligence 
,.1 agencies. A Foreign Ministry spokesman 
refused to elaborate, but he rejected 
Washington's requests that the Chinese- ' 
born political scientist be released. 

Southern Adventist University is holding 
its annual Community Service Day spon- 
sored by ADRA, on Wednesday, Apnl 4. This 
Tear sSdents interested in pardcipating w, 1 
be signing up foritviathelnterneUttheSu- 
dent Association's official Web site, 

The Web site was achially designed m 
Clinton Robertson's Web Publication Man- 
agement class. A few students in the class 
worked on the site and shared their thoughts 
on its design. 

Jon Sharp, a junior computer systems 
administration major, was involved for a few 

^''■'■First of all, it was tor a class, and second 
of all, I got paid," he said, "I also really 
enjoyed programming it." 

Sharp's technical expertise was rehed on 
to make tlie site a reality. 

"I handled the technical side of it, the pro- 
gramming, the data base. That was me, all 
me," he said. 

As far as the online sign-ups. Sharp said 
tlial making the site available for students 
was a "big push just to get that out of the way, 
and get it online for everyone." 

I Johns, a senior computer systems 
adminishation major also helped with the 
visual aspect of tlie site, 

"I handled the design," he said. 'TVhat you 
;e when you look at the site is what I did." 
Although he was not in charge of making 
sign-ups available online, Johns said that he 
had "input" as far as its development. 

Carrie Garlick, senior mass communica- 
oons major and the SUident Association's 
public relations director, is die one to be cred- 
ited with the idea for the site. Garlick said 
that her motivation for the site was to "make 
it easier to coordinate specific sites" for stu- 
dents to help out with. Gariick also said that 
having an online site "cuts dovm on the paper 

Willie Garlick is the one who came up the 
idea for the web site, she is quick to credit 
those who helped out "Jason and Jon did the 
whole design, the creation, and the posting it 
online. Carin Orange was also involved with 
'le site's development." 

Tlie word isn't totally out yet" Garlick 
urges student involvement with Community 
Service Day "It's a way of reaching out to the 
community, because they've done so much 

on April 17 and underclassmen will register 


""According to Engel, Thatcher Hall 
planned to host the festival but, after meeting 
mfh all the deans, they decided to make it a 
ioint-dorm event. 

^ -Si the deans are going to work together 
and will be out there. We're trymg to make 
tills easier on the people who are domg hous- 
ing." Engel said. "We're trymg to do thmgs 

together so people will knovT^I 
_' alike." ■ 

If it rains, the festival most likely will bji 
moved into the Student Center, Engel said. ' 

Students already seem receptive to thel 
new plans for dorm room registration. 

"It's a good idea as long as it's noi v^m 
cold," said Astrid Von Walter, fi-eshman med-l 

ical technology major. 

Bryan Geach, sophomore phsyical edual 
tion major, added, "It sounds better than 'a 
has been in the past" 

News Editor Rob York contributed to h 


Have you signed up yet? 

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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 

Meet In the Gym at 8:Q0 a.nn. 'where there will be 
3 tree pancake breakfast and a freeT-sfiirt^ 

Inside the Accent 

Campus News 3 

Local News 4 

Technology 5 

Editorial 6 

Opinion 7 

Sports 8 

Vol. ri<) No. ») 

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University and is published each Thurs- 
day during the school year with the excep- 
tion of holidays and exam periods. 

All signed opinions are those of the 
authors and do not necessarily reflect the 
views of The Accent, its editors. Southern 
Adventist University, the Seventh-day 
Adventist Church, or the advertisers. 

All unsigned editorials reflect the views of 

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Tlmrsday, March 29, 2001 


SA officers to attend AIA 
convention at LaSierra 

By Tressa Carmichael 

Selected outgoing and incoming 
4 Student Association officers will 
lattend the Adventist Intercollegiate 
■Association (AIA) convention at 
llaSierra University April 3-8. AIA is 
i meeting of the SA officers from 
I'the Adventist colleges that meets at 
a different school each year. 

The SA officers will participate 
in leadership workshops, skill build- 
ing activies and will take a personal- 

it)- 1 

iaramie Barber, current social vice 

In addition to attending meet- 
ings, the SA officers w\\\ have a 
chance to relax. Trips planned for 
this year's convention include an 
afternoon at Disney Land and the 

The SA officers who will attend 
the convention this year are David 
Warden, outgoing president; Bran- 
don Nudd, incoming president; Paul 
Myers, outgoing executive vice 
president; Manny Bokich, incoming 
executive vice president; Laramie 
Barber, outgoing social vice presi- 
dent; Ben Martin, incoming social 

vice president; Cady Van Dolson 
outgoing Accent editor; Daniel 
Olson, incoming Accent editor; 
Carla Mallernee, outgoing Memo- 
nes editon Jillian Hardesty. incom- 
ing Memories editor; Mellie Chen, 
incoming finance director and 
Andrea Kuntaraf. outgoing parlia- 

"It's a good place to meet other 
Adventists fi-om other Adventist col- 
leges and see what they are doing." 
Barber said. 

Safety officer 
arrested for theft 

A Campus Safety officer ..„.:, 
arrested Tuesday for the theft of 
computer equipment from Miller 

According to Campus Safety. 
Chad Hamilton, 19, freshman nurs- 
ing major, took a laptop computer, 
docking port, books and other 
equipment from Ron Clouzet's 

According to Campus Safety, 
Hamilton admitted taking the 
equipment when questioned by 
Detective Jeff Young of tlie Col- 
legedale Police Department. Hamil- 
took Young to where the stolen 

property was being kept 

Hamilton was arrested and 
charged with theft of property, a 
class D felony, Luetenant Doug 
Williams with the Collegedale 
Police said. He bonded out of jail at 

According to police, a class D 
felony carries a sentence of no less 
than two years and no more than 12 
years in jail. Also, the jury may 
assess a fine not to exceed $5,000. 

According to Campus Safety, 
Hamilton's employment has been 
terminated and he has been sus- 
pended from school. 

Hamilton's court bearing is 
scheduled for April 18 at 9 a.m. 

New resident assistants chosen for dorms 

[ By Debbie Battin 

• Staff Wrhtm 

i The resident assistants in Talge 
and Thatcher Halls for 2001-2002 
'were announced on Wednesday. 
; March 21. 

At the beginning of February 
, applications were available in the 
dorms. Forty-three men filled out 
applications in Talge. 

In Thatcher Hall and Thatcher 
South there were 30 new RA appli- 
. cations processed, and 13 of the cur- 
,rent RA's applied to keep their posi- 
tion for next year. Talge Hall has a 
total of 19 RAs including three subs, 
and five returning RAs. 

"I'm looking forward to next 
year, because it's going to be a new 
group, a different mix," said return- 
ing RA Leandra Grady, sophomore 
Jiistory major. "I think it's going to 
Jie a good year with people who 
I lot of energy, and who will 
ll^ring different qualities to the 

According to deans, the process 
[f hiring resident's assistants (RAs) 
" " ■ :asy one and takes time 
pd careful selection. 
, "^Ve had a lot of good appli- 
said Jeff Erhard, associate 
if men. "We tried to narrow it 
n hy looking at the needs of the 
ftrmitory while providing a variety 

of personalities to make the best 

In order to be an RA one must be 
in good standing or cooperative 
with the guidelines as a Thatcher or 
Thatcher South resident, said Kassy 
Krause. associate dean of women. 
She said students must be at least a 
sophomore and have a grade point 
average of 2,5 or higher to apply, 

"I wanted to become an RA, 
because my mission in life is to help 
other people," said newly-hired RA 
Tony Castelbuono, sophomore busi- 
ness major. "I enjoy challenges, and 
getting to know new people, so I 
think I will like the job." 

Erhard said that they look for 
men who do not have class conflicts 
in the evenings, are willing to work 
every other weekend, and have 
good references. 

The deans look for spirituality, 
interpersonal skills, people skills. 
and read the responses to impor- 
tant questions on the application 

"During the hiring process, ail 
the deans pray that we will put the 
right team together," Krause said. 

The current RAs are involved in 
the process by evaluating the appli- 
cants and the returning RAs. 

"It was nice to have an input in 
evaluating the people applying." 
said returning RA Maribel Echevar- 

ria. junior business major. "It was 
kind of sad also because not every- 
one who applies gets hired." Ulti- 
mately, it is the four deans who 
make the final decisions. 

Some of the new RAs see tiie job 
as an opportunity and a challenge 
they are ready and excited to face, 

"1 am planning as an RA next 
year to be a friend to my residents, 
and through that I believe I can help 
them feel open to talk to me," said 
Rachel Lombard, junior family stud- 
ies major. "Then I can help them not 
just as an RA but as a friend." 

Adam Brown, junior physical 
education major and new Head RA 
said he is looking forward to work- 
ing with the new team of RAs, 

"It will be good to have a new 
group of guys as RAs." he said. 
"This past year we had several sen- 
ior RAs who m\\ be graduating, so 
next year there will be mostly new 
RAs. I'm looking forward to getting 
to know them and working with 

A listing of the 2001-2002 
Thatcher and Talge RAs is posted 
on the bulletin boards in the dorms. 

Staff photo by Brittany Robson 
Resident Assistant Mtndy Smith, sophomore elementary education 
major, takes card.s Trom Thatcher Hall residents after Tuesday night 
worship. RAs are responsible for not only conducting night check on 
their halls, but also for collecting worship cards. 

The word from the street: The veggie beat 

Jriday, March 16 

a.m.: Officer responded to 
detector alarm in the 
Officer found cleaning 

It' 4 p.m.: Performed five 
lis and two lockouts. 
|) m.: Female passing out 
'■^ at crosswalk. Asked her 

I Sunday, March 18 
; 1<::22 a.m.: Officer approached a 
1 foot Tliey advised officer 

they were out for a walk and were 
not aware that campus had a mid- 
night curfew. They returned to the 

12:33 a.m.: Officer found one 
couple parked. They returned to 
the dorm when asked. 

9:14 p.m.: Officer responded to 
Spalding Gym Door Alarm. 

Tuesday, March 13 

8:39 a.m.: Officer responded to 
door alarm at McKee Library roof. 
Secured door and did not find any- 

one present 

10:36 a.m.: Computer equip- 
ment reported as stolen from 
Miller Hall. Recovered by Col- 
legedale Police and returned. 

11:07 p.m.: Door alarm; Hick- 
man 117 computer lab. Lab closed 
at U p.m. Asked the two individu- 
als present to leave. Secured room. 

Wednesday, March 14 
6:00 p.m.; Incident: Received 
report that five males were m stu- 
dent park with guns. Police called. 
Found that students were making a 

film and using BB guns. Guns were 
confiscated. No weapons allowed 
on campus. 

Tliursday, March 15 

8:15 a.m.: assisted motorist in 
jump-starting car. 

9:00 a.m.: assisted motorist in 
jump-starting car. 

Car was stolen belonging to 
Transportation Services. Col- 
legedale Police was called and look 
charge of the situation. Vehicle was 
recovered at 6 p-m. 

FYI: The Campus Safety office 
dispatch is manned 24 hours a day, 
365 clays a year. Dispatch monitors 
building fire alarms, building interi- 
or doors, building electronic access 
and weather alerts for our area. 

Safety Tip: When storing items 
in your vehicle, cover them or put 
in trunk and remember, lock your 

Vie veggie beat is a new weekly 
feature compiled by Campus Safety 
in an effort to keep students and fac- 
ulty informed of what incidents 
occur on campus. 

Thursday, Maich 29 

4. • 1 ne .^ouiuciii .iv^--^^ 

Biology students to 
climb Mount Kenya 


This summer the biology depart- 
ment is holdinB a field ecology class 
in Africa. Their research will 
include hiking on Mount Kenya and 
the flora and fauna of the Masai 
Mara National Game Reserve. 

Dr. Ekkens and Dr. Ongaro are 
the two teachers participating in the 
trip, Matthew Colburn, Becky 
Baerg, April Sjoboen and Renee 
Rader will receive three biology 
credithours for the trip. 

Also going is Caroline Chris- 

tensen, a teacher from Chat- 
tanooga, her son Enc and his 
friend. Bob Raymond. , 

According to Ekkens, the tnp 
was originally scheduled to depart 
on May 20. However, it may be 
rescheduled tor May 27 or 29 if 
flight arrangements can be made 
with KLM Airlines. 

As soon as flight plans are final- 
ized, a nine-passenger van will be 
reserved and the trip itinerary will 
be arranged. 

The trip will cost approxmiately 
S2,850 per student. 

"The trip is a great deal," said 

Colburn, fi-eshnian biology major. 
"With the credit hours fi-ee, alt 1 am 
paying for is travel and lodging. 

AWeb site set up for the tnp lists 
unceruin weather, insects, and trav- 
el and medical issues, such as 
malaria, as just some of the thmgs 
that the group could encounter 

This trip is not something for 
the faint-hearted," Ekkens said. 
"But it can be the trip of a Ufehme. 

For more information visit the 
Web site at http;// 

it is not 

' single event 
4.8.1 1 5.30pm 

for more information visit our website at or call 485-1011 

staff photo by Brittany Robson 
Tammi Kharns, sophomore allied health major, cuts a cake dur- 
ing her 20th birthday party at KR's Place last Thursday. 

the church. 3ABN broaiJ 
casts all over the world, and injus^ 
this past month 17,000 were b 
tized in India because of them." 

SABN's founders, Danny andl 
Linda Sheldon will be appearing at! 
the McDonald Road Church onl 
March 31, and Hornbaker hopes to! 
present them with 5,000 signatural 

"It is truly Jesus Christ's me^ 
blessed that p 

Community members strive to 
bring 3ABN to Chattanooga 

By Rob York 

Students living in the dormito- 
ries on Southern's campus may 
have noticed petitions that have 
shown up in the dorms, asking for 
their signatures. The petition asks 
for their support in bringing tiie 
Three Angels Broadcasting Net- 
work to the local cable company so mebscu u.a. pw, 
that Chattanooga and Collegedale ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^ .^. Hornbakj 
residents will have access to it i" . 

"I don-t see anything OTong with ^r _ ,„ £„„; 

US signing if said Albert Handal ^able ?n ChaLooga said. nV. 
freshman theology miajor. I Ih nk „ J 

it's for the good of the rest of the ^™^;°y'',';;,„e requests conii.gHl 
whether it be for Classic Spoiti 
Network, Turner South, etc. 1«| 
take input and try to add thecal 
nels that have the most custoB«| 
impact" . 

According to Stephen Rut. 1 
tent professor in the School of J«| 
nalism and CommumcaHon. ™ 
munity residents have mi' 
years to get Comcast to put » 
on the local cable system. 

-So far it hasn't worked, » 
enough signatures, it m'J^^.,. 
enough to change I-"™ ■ 

■"'""'■" . .■ „„„itiatRii(l'»'^l 
The project IS one tnaiB" | 

will succeed. ,„„i«t«o 

•The university has a goM. 

ing relationship ^•"*.. ^'",.-, 
said. "Willie communit) ^ | 
can watch 3ABN *<-,fJ°e,al' 
power stations 30 and 26 ■» - 
one can get a clear sig"»""' 
an outside antennae. 1 
on cable it would allow ">«, 
sands more househoios 
to have access to It. ^.^ 

Ruf believes that »»' ,p»| 
tion to local cable would l>» | 

found effect 

-3ABN has an intern, 
utation for winning .^ 

Christ" he said, u "„„,,„.«:; 
I belie 


"Me personally, I don't have a 
TV, I can't watch TV, so I don't real- 
ly care," said Manny Vela, sopho- 
more theology major. "The only rea- 
son 1 would sign it would be to 
expose Adventism to the rest of the 

So why should Southern's stu- 
dents, especially those in the dorms 
who can't watch TV, care about the 

Byron Hornbaker is an area man 
who describes himself as just one 
with "an interest in witnessing." He 
has no official connection to 3ABN, 
but he is leading the drive to see it 
adopted by Comcast on local cable. 
When asked why students on 
Southern's campus should care 
about whether or not 3ABN is 
picked up, Hornbaker said that 
"they have an opportunity. Just by 
signing their signatures, they can 
bring this to Chattanooga." 

Hornbaker calls 3ABN a "won- 
derful way to mtness" because it 
carries quality Christian program- 
ming, educational programming, 
and children's programming. 

Hornbaker has a very strong 
belief in the effect that 3ABN has on 
viewers, and offers quite a bit of 
evidence to back up his faith. 

"Thousands of people who are 
non-Adventists have come to - , , , .„„ur 
churches asking to be baptized just here. I wouio ei ^^ 
because of 3ABN," Hornbaker said. "^'^ *«^ communis 
"They had no contact with anyone '^°"-'' 

more t 

:57ui-sday, March 29, 2001 


The Soutliem Accent ' 

I Students react to 
kcent Napster ruling 

I Rob York 

■Last week, Napster, the contro- 

fsial file swapping service used to 

to songs without buying the 

r tape, had its fate decided in 

s Metallica and Dr. 
> had sued to keep their 
I being downloaded for 

? blocked from 

Other file sharing services such- 
jSnutella and I-Mesh will contin- 
) operate without fear of gov- 
epulation since they lack 
server The Recording 
Association of America 
I (RIAA), v^ilich itself sued Napster. 
1 ■■ iiwn service for swap- 

^ per- 

5 the biggest market for MPS 
sharing programs. Southern 
entist University has many Nap- 

ason Ileto, junior physics major, 

1 tliat initially, he didn't believe 

I ruling would effect his use of 

r, but has seen the amount of 

songs available go down. 

"At first I didn't really care, but 
now, checking every so often, 
there's almost nothing left." he said. 

Ileto enjoyed Napster for many 

'Tou could find out about new 
bands easily." he said. 'Tou can 
hear songs back from when you 
were younger that you can't find 
anymore. You also find live songs, 
remixes, and lots of covers." 

Ileto does not think the ruling 
will affect him. 

"I think I buy the same amount 
of CDs.'" 

He adds tliat he wasn't down- 
loading a great deal just before the 
ruling because "my hard-drive is 
chock-full already, so there's just no 
more room. If I was really deter- 
mined I could use otlier tools like 

neto refuses to let the indusfry 
off the hook, however 

"When you hear of RIAA setting 
up their own distribution system 
when they don't even pay the artists 
themselves, it shows they only 
wanted to stop Napster for their 

Mike Hitt, sophomore computer 

science major, beUeves that Napster 
has been illegal up until now and 
could use some reforms. 

"It is illegal in its current form," 
he said. "But it could be used by the 
industry If Napster would bill its 
users for using the product, they 
could pay the bands. I think the 
record companies are scared of 
Napster because it cuts them out of 
the business." 

Hitt's expressed some problems 
he holds against the record indus- 
fry that he feels Napster could help 

"CDs are too expensive. They 
charge $15 for a CD when it proba- 
bly costs, what, $3 to make? Record 
companies should have a much 
smaller role in the business." he 

Patrick Abler, sophomore com- 
puter systems administration major, 
supports Napster. 

"I have a hard time seeing from 
the music indusfr/s point of view," 
he said. "I guess diat's kind of self- 
ish. I miss it." 

Abler believes that "Napster is 
the wave of the fuUire. They can kill 
Napster, but they can't kill the 

Websters guide to financial aid, 
job/internship Web sites 

I Br Jason Belyeu 

l^ow that pre- registration has 

I Parted on campus, students are 

Wne about next year and speak- 

?8 wiih tiieir academic advisors. 

;have die privilege of thinking 

next year with no sfress what- 

-r- For other students the 

Jht of next year brings a little 

5- Can I afford tuition for next 

Will f get accepted to gradu- 

chool? Where am I going to 

'job when layoffs are now hap- 

g? Many students on campus 

'cing financial pressures and 

;alizaiion that they are about to 

^nd enter into the "real 

--— I .,r ihij^^e students who are 

6 i -irr and asking them- 

^ ■" iti these questions, I 

Ih.^ U.bsLer is helpful. 


in lor next year but 

f-h one you should 

' I'll- \ ou could be eligi- 

' > kind of scholarship but 

^'J^v w here to start searching 

"■ offers descrip- 

'*'" ^e various loans out there 

Jjuld best meet your needs 

"^"■s online application for 

^anous loans provided by 

^•Ji America. As far as scholar- 

i.iou "^'^-'•'■g offers links to 

cholarship search 

such as the popular 
the largest financiaJ-aid database on 
the web. Other advantages for include information on 
military aid, financial-aid applica- 
tions, and various calculators that 
can help you figure out your loan 
payments and other financial 

This is the U.S. government's 
web site on student financial aid. 
Here there are Imks for filling out 
the FASFA forms over the Internet, 
which helps determine eligibility 
for government loans. Tliere are 
links for descriptions and informa- 
tion about Stafford loans, PLUS 
loans. Pell Grants. Perkins Loans, 
and Work Shidy programs. In addi- 
tion there is information on tax 
advantages for college students and 
important news on how to pay for 
defaulted loans. 

Job searches and Internships 

Tliis new site is a kin to the pop- 
ular It is a special 
area for college students and recent 
graduates looking to launch Iheir 
careers and break into tiie job mar- 
ket This site's advantages are mes- 
sage boards and chat rooms for net- 
working and support, weekly-fea- 
tured articles, and weekly inter- 

I the work- 
place who gives an insider's view 
into the profession that some of you 
reading this article might be striv- 
ing to attain. 

This site was described by 
Yahoo Magazine as its "Best Site for 
Internships." is spon- 
sored by test-prep mammoth 
Princeton Review Publishing and 
offers many advantages outside of 
hiternships. However, regarding 
internships this site offers a data- 
base that covers internships for 
more than 175 careers and indus- 
tries highlighting tliose internships 
that will actually pay you. Unfortu- 
nately wiUi there is a 
"Username and Password" process 
that you must go dirough before 
you take advantage of these 

Graduate School Search 

embark-com searches through 
all the various graduate schools in 
America by letting you select tiie 
qualities tiiat you are looking for in 
a graduate school: type of postgrad- 
uate degree, time when classes are 
offered, costs for tuition, etc. This 
is one of the most convenient, user 
friendly sites I have seen for doing 

PDA's: Handy 
tools or toys? 

You may see some of your fellow 
students using them. Perhaps they 
use them to scribble some notes in 
class, organize Uieir homework, or 
maybe play a game of Minesweeper 
during chapel. They are PDAs, 
short for Personal Digital Assistant. 
You can us it as an academic plan- 
ner. While PDA's have been out for 
years now there have been some 
recent developments and models 
from multiple companies. 

Palm Inc. who sold 75 percent of 
all PDAs last year unveiled its 
newest handheld computer devices, 
the Pakn mSOO and Palm m505. in a 
bid to stay atop the fast-growing 
market for PDAs, 

Palm said the monochrome 
m500 is scheduled to be available in 
the United States in late April for an 
estimated price of $?99. Tlie m505. 
which has a color screen, is set to 
hit stores in the United States in 
May witii a retail price of $449. 

Now why would you spend tiiat 
much money when you could just 
use tliat free planner they gave you 
at Uie beginning of the year? Well 

that paper planner doesn't have 
plug-ins for music, images, video 
clips, connection to the Internet, 
instant messengers, e-mail 
accounts and mp3 players like die 
Palms do. 

But Palm isn't tlie only company 
to offer such devices. 

Handspring Inc. has unveiled a 
thinner, high-end version of its 
Visor handheld computer, while 
Compaq Computer Corp. recentiy 
announced die launch of its iPAQ 
Pocket PC. 

Sony Corp. for its part, last week 
unveiled a jazzed-up version of its 
"CLIE" handheld personal digital 
assistant, which is based on Palm 
technology. And Hewlett-Packard 
Co. recently announced its Jornada 
device, which m\\ allow users to 
make telephone calls, among other 

According to IDC Research, 
total shipped handheld computers 
will grow to 33.6 million in 2004, 
more than double the 2001 estimate 
of 14.9 million, as consumers 
increasingly depend on the pocket- 
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BiUy Gager 
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Rob York 
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Jeff Parks 
Sports Editor 

Mandy Sliearer 
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Jennifer Williams 
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Dennis Negron 
Faculty Adviser 

All Adventists are 
not hypocrites 

In last week's issue of the 
Accent, an editorial ran under tlie 
title "Colleeedale clecUon shows 
local Adventist hypocrisy." Due to 
reader feedback within the last few 
days, we fee! some clarification is in 

Let one thing remain very clear. 
We stand by everything that we 
stated in last week's editorial. The 
events we talked about did happen 
and our viewpoints on (hose events 
remain the same. However, in our 
attempts to identify certain wrongs 
in the Collegedale City elections, 
we unfairly stereotyped a religious 
group - Seventh-day Adventists. 

At no time did we intend to por- 
tray Adventists in general or tlie 
Collegedale Adventist community 
in particular, as people who sling 

mud or activally parcipitate in voter 
intimidation. The vast majonty of 
the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 
as well as the vast majority of 
Adventist Collegedale residents, 
are above the dirty campaign tac- 
tics used in the Collegedale City 
elections by a few individuals. 

In short, we apoligizc for any 
unwarranted portrayal of Adven- 
tists in general. However, let us 
make clear that this apology does 
not extend to the issues we dis- 
cussed in last week's editorial. We 
only wish to clarify that die vast 
majority of Adventists neither 
would approve, nor would carry out 
die dirty campaign tactics that were 
an unfortunate center-piece in the 
Collegedale City elections. 

Convocation too 
time consuming 


>rth 1) 

lliaii HiM or dates in coilcRe. ll 
lakes liiuc ll) study, eat, talk and 
slccii. And who manages our lime? 
Wr do. 

So wliv i^ il we are being 
sln|)i>c(i ol lime? And if WC 


Tliis is in reference to convoca- 
tion, which is ail inconvience to 
many people. We are forced to be 
there almost every Thursday and if 
we are not, we are required to pay a 
fine of $10 per absence. 

Students have many reports to 
do which incorporate work and 
other sludyinK. Convocation is just 
a \mu. And the fact that they take 
our money if we feel that convoca- 


As college students we have the 
right to do what we want with our 
time. We are paying a large 
amount of money to use our time to 

If the school wants to give us 
information about ongoing events 
on campus or tell us a story, then 
give us a newsletter or put it in the 
Accent. The school will save 
Tnoney by not having to pay for the 
speakers and we can do more rek^ 
vant things with our time. 

Forcing us to do someliiing is 
not what the school was founded 
for. It was foimded for us to have a 
Christian education, not to make us 

Kudos to students on appeals board 

Eddie Avant has done some- 
thing exlTdordinary tliis year. He 
has incorporated a Student Review 
Board for the traffic ticket appeals. 
ITie board consists of t\vo senators 
and meets every Thursday at 4 p.m. 
The senators review the appeals 
and the ticket and decide if an 
appeal is warranted. Eddie Avant 
only voles if there is a lie. 
■ By instituting a Student Review 
Board and having students decide 
whether or not an appeal is valid, he 
has taken some unjustified blame 





off of himself. Tliis is better for the 
students, for Wohlers' no nonsense 
attitude is not in effecl, and Avant, 
for if an appeal is not granted then 
he is not the villiim. There are 
some tickets that should be given, 
but there too are some over-zealous 
officers looking to write someone 

We say kudos to Avant for tliis 
action and hope more student 
involvement is coming up on the 

\ m\66tON5...HWA*N?0CmiRe 

wwiNCj Live PROW TME eosH 

e»&rt)E CCMpoM? AT W^NS^c, 



„>(lii>', Marcli 29, 2(101 


The Sinilhcm Acccnl 

Is it legalism or love? 

d commented about a group 
that advocates cer- 
issues, which he 


nonsense." Exam- 
ples were the eating 
of dairy products, 
use of salt on food, 
and having the cafe- 
teria closed on Sab- 

[According to Leonard, this 

Dup is being driven by a legalistic 

itude that strives to force its 

.... ,.. other people and earn 

liteousness by works. 

know that some people make 

mistake of stressing Biblical 

:iples to the point that they fail 

:mphasize a loving relationship 

, God. However, can we accu- 

,^'ly assume that sharing personal 

convictions about Biblical principles 

isa result of a legalistic attitude? 

Legalism is a very strong word 
that is defmed as the strict, literal or 
excessive conformity to a religious 

or moral law. 

If our goal is to simply follow the 
law without having a personal rela- 
tionship with Jesus, we are being 
legalistic. However, if our conviction 
is born out of love, why should we 
be labeled as being legalistic? 

Following Biblical principles 
does not always equal being legalis- 

As Christians, our focus for 
transformation has its foundation 
on Christ. Because of His love, He 
accepts us just as we are. 

Yet, as we draw closer to Him, 
He reveals to us the changes we 
need to make in our lives. 

An example of this concept is the 
lives of the pioneers of our church: 
Ellen White, James White, and 
Joseph Bates. After they had devel- 
oped a love for Christ and His mes- 
sage, God revealed to them impor- 
tant principles related to Sabbath 
observance and health reform. 

Earnestly these pioneers prac- 
ticed and advocated those two, at 
the time, radical principles that God 
had unfolded to them. 

Should we say that these pio- 
neers were legalistic? Were the prin- 
ciples they defended legalistic non- 

As long as their center was 
Christ, their motives were love for 
the cause of God. As we know, some 
of the pioneers put doctrines above 
God and others and therefore fell 
into the legalistic spirit. 

However, not all of the early 
Adventist pioneers were driven by 

When love for God is the core of 
our beliefs, we want to share the 
light we have received from God, 
not force it on others. 

■ Whenever God inspires His chil- 
dren with truths that are edifying, 
He wants them to share those 
truths with other people. 

Therefore, people who share 
their beliefs about healthy eating 
are fulfilling God's desire of letting 
others be aware of God's will for 
healthy living. 

However, just as God honors 
freedom of choice, He expects us to 
do the same. It is a personal choice 

to make lifestyle changes to honor 
God's temple. 

There is nothing wrong with 
sharing our views with others if our 
intentions are to encourage others 
to practice healthy living that ^vill 
allow them to deepen their relation- 
ship with God. What we need to 
remember is that God is the only 
one who convinces people about 
what is good for them. We share, 
but He transforms. 

Because we are aware of God's 
free gift of salvation, we make the 
decision to live by His principles. It 
is erroneous to assume that people 
practicing and advocating issues 
such as abstinence of dairy prod- 
ucts and use of salt on food are try- 
ing to earn their righteousness by 

Jesus is the only name through 
Whom we are saved. If our desire is 
to honestly let God malte us suitable 
for His work by taking care of our 
bodies, why should we be called 

God does not decide our salva- 
tion based on our choices of food. 

He does not look at what we do. but 
why we do it. 

When we use terms such as 
legalism or religious extremism to 
refer to people who advocate their 
personal convictions about Biblical 
principles, we convey a misleading 
idea about their motives. 

The Bible tells the story of a man 
whose views differed from the vast 
majority of the people around him. 

This man was Daniel. He regard- 
ed it vital to keep his body healthy 
to honor God. 

Because he made the decision to 
stand up for what he believed in his 
heart to be right, God used him to 
make an impact in the lives of many 

Was Daniel legalistic because he 
shared his convictions about 
health? I think not. 

■ Yonnary Galindo is a fresh- 
man elementary education majar 
from Coltimbia. She can be reached 
at ygalindo®soiithcni.edii. 

Ireams are realistic, 
)otential goals 



already lost 

portions of 

I the dreani. but I 

feel like 

missing. I've lost the details, 

the textures, the 

t remember a single 

iut the feelings— oh, I 
the ft-elings. The adrenaline, 
lie sheer joy — I 
fliey're the important 
n- the tilings I want to 

■ ,L;^" ^ remember my profession 
"ittie dream. I don't remember 
"W 1 was wearing, or even where I 
«»M. I rinn't remember where 
Uttessiii.-s like food and warmth 
^lelrui .Vid the thing I remem- 
*[ Ihi I. .1,1 i^ what 1 did to make 
"IK U-Mple approve of me. 

Ido, liuwever, remember having 
rj"* 1 remember being com- 
J«ole and knowing I belonged. I 
"m t worry-especially about things 
"J'ood and warmth. And what I 
lumber the clearest is being 

y now. I'm surj you've nodced 
™»»s dream is only a memory, 
h t ,™"* eventuaUy I woke 
""lie hum of the ancient air con- 
rjwand the annoying scream of 
V'^ clock. 

l*dn'< hit the snooze button. To 
« would be to admit I was 

awake. And to admit I was awake 
would forfeit any chance of lazily 
drifting back into my dream. 

So instead, I laid under my pale 
blue sheets and cursed any and 
everything that came to mind. Per- 
haps it wasn't tlie best decision I've 
ever made, but fifteen minutes later 
it had provided me with a clear 
enough mind to get out of bed. 

So I did. 

From there it was downhill. 
Everything that day seemed ugly. 
All of it was either boring or sad. 

There was nothing different 
about it than all my other days 
except that this one had something 
? up to. But it didn't meas- 

ure up. 

In fact, it didn't even come close. 

"Shelley, you're being an overe- 
motional idiot!" I told myself. "It 



I read somewhere that a goal is 
simply a dream with a deadline. All 
the things in my dream, like having 
a purpose and not worrying could 
easily become goals. 

We all have dreams, and in those 
dreams are potential goals. What's 
so wonderful about this is that once 
those goals are accomplished 
they're not dreams anymore. 
They're your life. 

Suddenly I didn't want to go 
back to bed. 

■ Shelley Chamberlain ts a 
freshman mass communication 
major from Tennessee. She can be 
reached at 

Do you know these 
hurting people? 

She sat on the floor in the corner 
of die room. The music was loud 
,ind people were talking. 
Quietly she 

H stared off into nodi- 
ing. Thoughts trav- 
eled through her 
mind. Memories 
from her past, plans 
AMBER '"' her fuWre, emo- 

RisiNGER ;i™^^ .''r <,^°* 

^_2,n_»^ intertwmed. Some 
^SSSSSS^ people were clean- 
ing, some were eating, others still 

She put her cigarette into the 
ash tray on the table beside her and 
lit another. Smoke surrounded her 
just as the sadness she felt. It was in 
every breath. 

Her heart ached but was fading 
out- Numbness was becoming more 
familiar. That was her way of cop- 
ing. She looked in the mirror and 
she could see the scowl on her own 
face. The only thing she recogni2ed 
were her soft eyes. Her skin was 
flushed, eyes dark, her hair was 
pulled back and her clothes were 
sloppy. ,- 

"Where did you go? 
she thinks to herself. -Why are you 
here? Will things ever change? 

Day after day she makes ^e 
contact with "those" people. The 
ones who glance and think they 
know who she is. ' _, , .. 

TTiey call themselves Chnstians 

and they talk constantly about for- 
giving people like Jesus does. But in 
the same moment they stale their 
judgmental opinion aloud on faces 
they do not know. 

They tliink the giri who looks in 
the mirror with the broken heart is 
a giri with nohearL 

They say tliat the pretty giri in 
class is a snob, but really she's inse- 

Those Christians say that he has 
no right preaching because he still 
sins (smokes, doubts God, wears 
jewelry). So, together the Chris- 
tians sit and discuss all of those 
they do not approve of. 

They gossip and judge those 
they have never spoken to. They 
waste time criticizing innocent peo- 
ple when they should be praying for 

At night as the critic picks apart 
the stranger, the stranger lays in 
bed at night praying for something 
to change their life, something to 
give them strength. The only thing 
accomplished is another day of 
work or school and two bitter and 
hurt hearts rest for at least sbi 
hours. Then the sun comes up and 
it begins again. 

This article is to tell all of you 
thai you do not know what is hap- 
pening in the hearts and minds of 
those around you. Before you open 
your mouth to otiiere about 

a close friend or family 

member) tliink about what you're 
going to say. 

If you are going to be "better" 
than your critical claims on those 
around you are going to be, then 
the only words you speak are words 
sent to heaven, Words that will send 
angels to tlieir side, words that will 
send a friend to hold them when 
they cry, words that will bring the 
peace and forgiveness of God to all 
of those in need, including yourself. 

We are familiar with a God who 
forgives and accepts the people in 
the Bible from so long ago but do 
you believe that he does the same 
today, in the year 2001? Somewhere 
in the world there is a Samantha, a 
John, a Peter, a Dawn, a Chris, a 
Mark, and so many more who are 
sinners. They doubt Jesus, don't go 
to church, smoke and drink, sleep 
around and even hate their parents. 

Doesn't Jesus love them too? 
Doesn't He want to change their 
lives as He did for those in the 
Bible? What good will it do for us to 
talk about how wrong they are. 
when what they need is support, 
evidence that there is a forgiving 
God, and hope of a happier day? 

Before you cast 

judgment.... think about it.. ..pray ^. 
about it. ^^ 

mjanetle Cliang is a junior 
broadcast journalism major from 
Florida. She can be reached at 

Thursday, March 29, 

What's your] 

There is only one true fantasy i 
minds of men. That is Fantasy Sports on & 

If you sports fans did not get the chanctbl 
play basketball then you should take t} 
chance to join a baseball le 
inspected and play in many different faniat 
leagues and have come up with 6 top fantag 

1. Yahoo! Baseball ( 

2. Small World (;^ 

3. FOX Sports ([ii/| 

4. ( \ 

5. (http://games.espn.go.- ] 

6. Sports Line (CBS) (http:/A™3.g 

Yahoo! Baseball is probably the bi 
Uie newbies and for the competitive p 
It gives you choices of LIVE Drafts and^ 
Drafts for picking players. 

Small World has many different optia 
and you have the choice of a FREE leaguei 
.-I prize league. J 

FOX Sports is a nice league diat doesc^ 
>uit the most people, but it is a n 
league to play in. has a lot of options a 
this year. You may want to check this lea? 
out and add your team. is from the leadenr 
but I do not know how the average la 
feel about their set-up. Expect freqo^ 
injury, and player updates for the lanr 

^"sports Line has two different typ«l 
leagues. I do not like the set-up of the le^ 

Have fun and invite your friends topEf| 
your leagues. 

Who's behind the desk: An interview with Barbara Bryani 

Interview by Jeff Parks 


If you are into sports then at sometime you 
must liave gone lo the Hies PE center. 

As we all know to make your recreation a 
relaxing and enjoyable time, the PE depart- 
ment hires desk workers to assist you in 
using tlie offered facililies. Here is an inside 
look at one of tliosc people know as Tiie 
Desk Worker," 

Barbara, thafs an interesting name 
what does it mcttn? 

1 heard it means either beautiful or myste- 
rious stranger. 

Is there anything mysterious or 
strange about you? 

The slightest amount of caffiene causes 
me to bounce off walls and leap tall buildings 
in a single hound. 

Other than being CPR certified, what 
other qualifications do you have to make 

Barbara Bryan works 
in the gymnasium. 

and I keep the PE majors hopping. 
What other jobs do you hold? 

I teach aqua-aerobics, and I'm the Cardio- 
pulminary-Recitator of Southern. 

What do you plan on doing with your 
wellness degree? 

Next Year I plan on enrolling in a Masters 
program in Wellness management. I hope to 
take that and go on to motivational speaking. 

Tell me what is the Best way to get into 
the gym without your ID. 

Drop and give me fifty. 

Who's your favorite PE teacher and 

Ted Evans, because he really cares about 
the students. 

Whafs your favorite sport? 

Tennis. I learned when 1 was about 7or 8. 
My Dad taught me and I have loved it ever 

II hinny ^^^' ^P"''* ^° >■"" recommend fii-esh- 
man should take while they are here al 

Southern? , „nrpsp 

All ofthem. I wish I had done mores 

Ifs a great way to meet people a""* 

^^f"^- „„nlockllie* 

Is it true that you can unW» ^ 
talk on the phone and schedules 

tball court all at once? , 

Ofcourselcan. Ifsaprerequi* 

hired by Garver 

Speedo or Nike? „s. 

Speedo, it's perfect for acave 

like aerobics. ■/ 

Statue or WeUness Cm'": ^.„ii J 
Wellness Center, definitely. j* 

more hands^)n W'™""" '"ssages *l 
ness majors. The health m^^Ji„iKl 
nsed as an effective witnessing too' I 

rounding community. ^^ to ^ 

What is one thing you wn 

Southern with? „ heit » 

1 would wish for every P^i^y^s. 

their value and worth in M 

McClarty authors quarterly Page 2 

Incoming SA officers prepare for next year Page 3 

The Southern Accent 

ignilion Banquet Sunday from the School of Physical Education. 

eniors awarded at banquet 

r physical education major, display 

eniors of Southen Adven- 

; honored in the annua] 

'U'f)it!on Banquet. Representatives 

' :Mic deparhnents were present 

'lie ones who bring the experi- 
■ maturity to Southern," said Gor- 
^'.ulliern's president "I'm talking 
•' "loni, not the faculty." 
■iiquet guests were served an Ital- 
*'r tljnner. 

f was better than normal cafe food," said 
jy Goodge, senior history major "I 
" ' trade it for Olive Garden, though." 
're awards were given, Rebecca 
,\5^"'or music major, sang "Italian 
«>ng- while accompanied by junior 
""najor Jaime Griffin on piano. 
t^"""^ Nyirady. chair of the biology 

3 Posey's per- 
- said "that beautiful song 
to follow." The Biology 

department awarded Abigail Hilton their 
honor of recognition. 

The School of Business and iVIanagement 
awarded several of its shidents with the out- 
standing award for their track. The Account- 
ing award went to Eric Cavanaugh, Adminis- 
trative Management went to Leslie Craig, 
Long Term Care Administration went to Jon 
Colburn, Management went to John Sterner, 
die Dean's Award went to ChrisUne Jones, 
and the Wall Street Journal Award for high- 
est GPA went to Chris Jones. 

Neitfier of the Joneses were there to 
accept Uieir awards, and department dean 
Dr Don van Ornum blamed their absence on 
what happens when shidents marry before 

The Chemistry Department honorea 
Jonadian Geach, Lauree Hoover and a stu- 
dent Uiat was not present 

The School of Computing honored 
Andrew KunUuuf Tom Zeismer and another 
absent shident , ^ ^ , , 

No specific shidents from die School ol 

Education and Psychology were honored 
because all graduating seniors will recieve 
awards at their recognition ceremony held 
on May 12, said George Babcock, vice presi- 
dent for academic adminishation. 

The English deparhnent honored Casey 
King as their major of die year LeAnn 
Ediund was honored by the History depart- 
ment The School of Journalism and Commu- 
nication honored Jimmy Rhodes and the 
Math department gave their award to Anita 

Nursing awarded Debra Arakawa for 
graduating with a 4.0 grade point average, 
and Uien presented several students graduat- 
ing with two year degrees with scholarships 
lor when diey reUirn next year to fiirUier 
their educaUon. 

The School of Physical Education gave 
awards to Benji Maxson, Barbara Bryant and 
Davina Wright The Social Work and Family 
Studies department awarded Heidi Haeche, 

Desiree Hilliard and Ju nell Naylor 

See Awards on page 2 

Thursday, April ,5, 20(11 

Students, faculty hope 
for professor's recov- 

Dr. Ron Ciouzet's bout with malaria has 
left Southern Adventist University's School of 
Religion witliout its Dean, and many of the 
lives that he has touched hoping and praying 
for his recovery. 

Dr. Clouzet has had a great deal of contact 
with many of Southern's tlieology majors as 
botli an advisor and a teacher of theology 

Jeff Sutton is a sophomore theology major. 
Tliis year. Dr. Clouzet has been his advisor, 
and Sutton feels that tliey have grown much 
closer than that. "I kind of viewed him as a 
second dad. You can tell that he really cares 
about you." Wliile Sutton has not taken a 
course from Dr Clouzet, he has only praise 
for the professor's ability as an academic advi- 
sor. "The way he has scheduled things, he 
really creates a lot less hassle, and I've really 
appreciated it." 

Michael Messervy, junior theology major, 
traveled with Dr. Clouzet to Ghana over 
spring break to learn from him in the field of 
ministry. "He's down to Karth. very practical. 
I could tell before |lhe trip) that he takes 
evangelism very seriously. He's there to fall 
in love with the people. He's got a great deal 
of love, even for people he hasn't met. He's 
been one of the people I've looked up to the 

most in the Theology department. 

Sec Clouzet on page 2 

More than 200 


staff photo by Rob York 
i the Dr. Cyril Dean Award of Excellence plaque he received at the Senior 


By Mah Mundall 

More than 200 students gathered in the 
lies PE. Center Wednesday morning to 
donate their time for community service. 

Signups began last Thursday for the annu- 
al Community Service Day on Wednesday 
April 4. This year initiated a new way to par- 
ticipate by allowing an online signup for stu- 
dents rather than the usual paper forms. The 
online signup also allowed students to see 
what the options were, how many volunteers 
were needed, job descriptions and what type 
of dress was appropriate for the activity. 

Approximately 40 different areas were 
available for students to serve at including 
the Chambliss Home, the Chattanooga Green 
Team, and the Epilepsy Foundation, accord- 
ing to SA Public Relations Director Carrie 
Garlick. All kinds of activities were accom- 
plished including garden work, painting, 
office work, visiting elderly individuals and 
sorting materials for distribution. ^^ 

This year featured a pancake breakfast {^^ 
rather than the traditional donuts and orange 
juice. There was also a new logo for the T- 
shirt that was given to everyone who partici- 

The day began at 8 am in the lies PE. Cen- 
ter where the teams met for breakfast before 
See Service on page 2 


■ BUFFALO - James Kopp, araised of 

killing abortion <>''■='''' ".""'l^l'^Z 
1998, lias been arrested m France me 
Erie County prosecutor said Thursday, 

■ WASHINGTON - In a book to be 
published next week, Timothy McVeigh 
Acknowledges for the first time his role as 
the architect of the Oklahoma City bomb- 
ing in 1995. He says his only regret is tliat 
the massive truck bomb he devised did 
not level the ninfrstory federal building he 

■ DETROIT — Delphi Automotive Sys- 
tems the world's largest auto parts suppli- 
er, said Thursday it will cut 11.500 jobs 
under a massive restructuring plan 
prompted by a soft U.S. auto market that 
will leave its first-quarter earnings short ol 
Wall Street forecasts. 

■ RAMALLAH, West Bank -Adefiant 
Yasser Arafat said Thursday that the 
Palestinian uprising will continue despite 
Israel's warning — delivered with rocket 
attacks on the bases of Palestinian secun- 
ly forces — that he must rein in militants 
who killed three Israeli children this 
week. In fresh clashes Thursday, three 
Palestinians were killed by Israeli lire. 

■ WASHINGTON — Democrats are 
gearing up to challenge a growing list o( 
controversial conservatives chosen for 
key jobs. The critics say Bush's selections 
retlcct his desire to placate the Republican 
Parly's right wing. 

n WASHINGTON — Senate supporters 
of legislation to reduce big money influ- 
ences in iiolitics (ace llii'ir last big hurdle 
'lliursday: how to pnilcct the bill (rom 
coiisliliilional eiiiilli-nges, A final vote on 
Senate passage niiild follow. 

■ ATIANTA — Moving a step closer to a 
piissilile slrikc, pilots at Delta Air Lines on 
rbiirsday reji-Llril binding arbitration of 
llirir i-oiiliacl iienolialions with the 
n.ili.iii's IhirdliirKi-sl carrier. The move 
Ix-giiis a :ill-day "cooling-ofP' period, after 
wliicli the piluls could strike. However, 
President Biisli lias thai he will 
move to block labor ilisiupliiiiis at airiira-s 

Continued from page 1 

present to remember Dn Ron Clouzet, who 
"-T^Sr?vStr:n^ Design's 


°"^TrS^hf::roTfte evening. Wilma 
McS^ch^r of the English dep-tm^^^^^ 
honored the Southern Scholars for their 
achievements, which required each of hose 
honored to have a 3,5 GPA upon graduation. 
Many such as Chemistry honoree 
jonatha!; Geaeh and Casey King, outsl^dmg 
English major of the year were honored 

"f ni very honored to be honored at such a 
"'^^rS:w:^Ioriie evening was. he 


amount of awards given to Southern students 
Te J, ^e people who run this award think 
our students are very fine. , , p,,u 

After all awards had been presented, Bat 
cocfSd to those present :You all deserve 
fte recognition you've recieved and a lot 

"""ta addition to the Senior Recognition Ban- 
quet the awards assembly was held last 
Thureday More than 200 students were giv, 
Ss either at the assembly or afterward. 
Bob Shearer, junior chemistry major, w 

Tliui-sday, A pril ,5, 

awarded the WSMC Announcer of th, v 
award. Lynn Caldwell, associate profel 
the School of Journalism and Comrnr' 
aon, received the Acaden.ic Adviser S 
Year award. 'M 

Community Service awards were pIv 
Jade Pence, junior general studies maS,* 
Loren Haugsted, senior religion majo;'" 
their leadership m campus ministries ac 
ties on campus. 

Jennifer Proctor was awarded the De< 
Drama Co. Member of the Year award b, 
dedication and talent she brings to the laTl 

The Student Association gave plaques J 
K-R. Davis and Gary Horinouchi in ap[ 
tion for the hard work and dedicatioi 
have shown towards the SA this year. 

Staff Writer Debbie Battin coulributii M 
this story. 


Continued from page 1 

number of employment opportunities. 

A clinic in Collegedale will mean several 
things to Southern's School of Nursing. 

•The nurse pracUUoners on faculty will 
have job opporhinides close by 

•Southern's undergraduate and graduate 
students will have close access to job train- 

•The School of Nursing's Research Board 
will have a place where clinical research will 
be available. . . ^ ■^, 

• Hunt sees this as a positive opportunity 
for the "nursing faculty to link and serve with 
the community." 

Groundbreaking for the climc currently is 
set for May. If all goes as planned, a more 
than 6 000 square-foot building will arnve m 
Collegedale not only to serve the community 
but also to offer experience to the School ol 
Nursing at Southern. 


Continued from page 1 

organizing transportation to the locatiwEi 
Most teams were headed to their lo 
9 a.m. For some selected areas t 
provided transportation. Since the organiaB 
tions and businesses are in the local Cia^l 
tanooga area most students didn't have i 
drive too far. 

McClarty authors adult 
Sabbath School quarterly! 


■ FOKT WORTH, Texas — Tlie moth- 

IT (il a sUiiU-iU I;ilU-(l in 1999 during a bon- 
firt- cullajjsc ill 'IVk;is A&M Universily has 
filed a lawsiiil ihal names the school and 
olhiT (k' (en (I ants. The lawsuit, filed 
Wednesday on belialf of Jacquelynn 1^ 
Self, seeks unspecified monetary dam- 

■ BELGRADE, Yugoslavia — A hag- 
gard Slobodan Milosevic pleaded innocent 
Sunday to corruption charges linked to 
his dictatorial 13-year rule as autliorities 
questioned the former president and 
ordered him jailed for 30 days. Tliough 
the Yugoslav government says it intends 
to try him at home for ruining tlie nation, 
the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The 
Hague. Netherlands, stepped up pressure 
for Milosevic to be handed over to face 
prosecution over alleged atrocities in 

Tlie General Conference Adult Sabbath 
School Lessons for April through June 2001 
contain a Southern touch. 

Wilma McClarty. chair of the English 
department, authored the adult quarterly 
tilled "Bible Biographies: Actors in the Drama 
Called Planet Earth." 

"I've had a lifelong romance with biogra- 
phy as a literary genre," said McClarty, who 
has presented professionally in the area of 
Biblical literature, including entries in the last 
six women's devotional books published by 
tlie Review and Herald Publishing Associa- 

'Hie quarterly's lessons focus on groups of 
biblical characters, and McClarty clustered 
chai'aclers that had similar relationships or 
circumstances. Tlie quarterly contains titles 
such as "Wives as Advisors." which includes 
entries about Esther and Abigail; "Sibling 
Rivalries." which features notables such as 
biothers Cain and Abel and sisters Mary and 
Martha; and "Martyrs and Tlieir Murderers," 
willi lessons covering John the Baptist and 

Phillip Saniaan. professor of the School of 
Religion, autliored the adult quarterly before 
coming to Southern in 1998, and he originally 
asked McClarty to undertake the responsibil- 


"McClarty is eminently 
qualified to address the 
important subject of great 
biographies in the Bible," 
Samaan said. "She's a good 
writer that readers can 
understand, and as a woman 
author, she brings balance 

About 11 million people 
woridwide receive the adult 
quarteriy. according to 

"1 appreciated the oppor- 
tunity to write for a large 
audience which would 
include former students,' 
McClarty said. "My students 
might enjoy seeing that their 
former English teacher prat 
ticed the craft she taught'" 

McClarty said she 
received "enthusiastic sup- 
port and encouragement" to 
write the lessons from 
George Babcock, vice presi- 
dent of academic administra- 
tion and from her late hus- 
band. Jack McClarty, to 
whom she dedicated the lessons. 

staff ptioto by BrittanlR* 
Wilma McClarty, chair of the English departnic't. 
the Sabbath School quarterly that she author 

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The Southern Aceeiit • :^ 

Incoming SA officers 
plan for coming year 

Br Rob York 

Uss than a month after their 
election to office, the newly elected 
oificers have already begun dis 
aissing their plans for the new year 
amongst themselves. 

Executive Vice President elect 
Manny Bokich plans to spend the 
final months of this school year 
sure that next year starts 
11 going to be talkmg and 
ilanningalotwith Brandon (Nudd] 
id Ben [Martin] about the Labmet 
lembers we will choose,' Bokich 

(1. nVe will each have a sav in 

ise positions." 

Boldch advises students to help 
llht Student Association. 

The best way people can help 
[us is to communicate," he said. "We 
;pbn to have a great year next year, 
one of the best years. I encourage 
evf ry able person to run for Senate 

Social Vice President-elect Ben 

M:irtin lias already begun bringing 

social committee together. In 

ir first meeting, held on March 

the committee discussed new 

is for social events and other 

[students who could be social com- 

littee members. 

There is a way the students can 

^Ip me." Martin said. "Join the 

icial Committee." 

President-elect Brandon Nudd 

|ooks to spend the final months of 

taking care of loose ends. 

Dibben to 
leave * 


Bv Rob York 

The English Department of 
Southern Adventist University has 
announced die departure of assis- 

; professor Rosemary Dibben. 

Ben Martin, Brandon Nudd and Manny Bokich , 
Association officers. 

"Ill be working with Ben and 
Manny to fill the cabinet positions," 
he said. "After that we've got to 
work on the budget. We want to pri- 
oridze where we want to spend the 
money to best fit the needs of the 

And Nudd feels the Adventist 
Intercollegiate Association (AIA) 

convention will help him in his deci- 

"The AIA convention is an excel- 
lent opportunity for incoming offi- 
cers to learn fi-om outgoing offi- 
cers, to make a more effective 
administration." he said. 

Nudd would like to see students 
get more involved in what goes on 

Staff photo by Brittany Robson 
next year as incoming Student 

in the SA's fianctions. 

"Get involved. Give us input. 
Tell us when you like something. 
tell us when you don't," he said. "SA 
cannot ftjnclion without a number 
of students playingarole. If the stu- 
dents want quality, it's going to take 

McClarty said. 

Dibben plans to live near her 
parents and run PUC's Learning 
Resource Center. 

"Rosemary Dibben, despite 
being a part-time teacher, made a 
valuable contribution," McClarty 
said. "She was a much-respected 

Dibben herself said of her ten 
yeiirs at Southern, "I've really 
enjoyed my lime here. Tliey've 
probably been my best teaching 
years. My leaving is only due to my 
parents' health concerns." 

Her departure will leave the 
English Deparhnent to cover two 
grammar classes, a linguistics 
class, and a young adult literature 
class without her. But McClarty 
said that the department will have it 

"Debbie Higglns will be coming 
back," McClarty said. "She taught 
linguistics two years ago before she 
left for doctoral study" 

[idterm GPAs inaccurate due to computer glitch 

I Students returning after Spring 
teak had a surprise when they 
|ceived their mid-term grade 
t due to a computer glitch that 
Joried incorrect GPAs 
lAccordingtoTed Ashton. Infor- 

Analyst, the glitch was expected 
due to the increased number of 
classes available to students this 

"Generally it's not the kind of 
thing you expect to happen," said 
Ashton, explaining the process that 
changed the GPA on the grade 

The problem resulted when die 

total number of classes exceeded 
800, the maximum amount of class- 
es that the records office had listed. 
Due to the increased number of 
graduate and other classes, the 
database for classes overflowed the 
system that was responsible for 
maintaining the correct grades 
when grade slips are normally print- 

Ashton emphasized the fact that 
the administration records and 
other permanent records were not 
affected by the glitch. "We basical- 
ly knew that something was going 
to happen, but until the grades were 
being printed we didn't exactly 
know what." 

Ashton and Joni Zier, Director of 
Records and Advisement, fixed the 

problem but the office had run out 
of forms lo print the correct infor- 
mation on. Tlie order for new forms 
would have taken approximaleiy six 
weeks lo obtain so the office decid- 
ed to put a notice lo students on the 
already-printed forms with slickers 
advising the recipients of the 

The word from the street: The vege-beat 

, Friday, March 23 
- ■f-'^m.: Officer found 30+ peo 
" gym sleeping. 

iro,ul?-r^."'- ^^^'"^^ walked 
n^5^3lge Hall because some- 
"^hBd called 911. All okay 
'h ;?, ^■"'■- Responded to a 
BliceT ""'^e"'- Collegedale 
"ce also responded. 

I ^*«.fday, March 24 

I *^"^"^ general campus patrol. 

Sunday, March 25 

Incident: 8:46 a.m.: Found tire 
marks and alcoholic beverage con- 
tainers on the grass near the ti^ck. 

6:44 p.m.: Unsuccessful jump- 
start at Fleming Plaza. 

9:50 p.m.: Set up barricades in 
Hackman Faculty Lot. Reserve 
parking for seminar on Monday 

Monday, March 26 

10:47 a.m.: Successful jump- 
start for student 

5:05 p.m.: Responded to vehicle 
accident and look report Col- 

6:10 p.m.: Removed barricades 
and signs for seminar in Lynn 

Tuesd^, March 27 

1:51 p.m. Responded to fire 
alarm at Spalding Elementary. 
They were conducting a fire drill. 

Wednesday, March 28 
11:13 a.m.: Assisted Easlside 
Utility personnel by directing ti-af- 
fic as they worked on Industrial 

Thursday, March 29 
Routine general campus patrol. 
9:50 p.m.: Responded lo vehicle 
accident and look report Col- 
legedale Police also responded. 

FVI: The Campus Safety office 
dispatch is manned 24 hours a day, 
365 days a year. Dispatch monitors 
building fire alarms, building interi- 
or doors, building electronic access 
and weather alerts for our area. 

Safe^ Tip: When you walk, 
run, bike or participate in any kind 

of outside activity, do it 
friend, not by yourself 

The vege-beat is a new weekly fea- 
ture compiled by Campus Safety in 
an effort to keep students and faculty 
informed of what incidents occur on 

Thursday, April 5, 200^ j 

TTie Advisory Commiltee 
Immunization Practices issued sev- 
eral recommendations regarding 
tlie use of a meningiUs vaccine for 
college students during June of last 
year due to a new study that shows 
an increase in the risk of infecUon, 
The study reported that those 
living in a dormitory or residence 
hall particularly freshmen, had a 
SIX times greater chance of being 
infected with the viral disease. 

The American College Health 
Association (ACHA) has adopted 
the recommendation of the Adviso- 
ry Committee on ImmunizaBon 
Practices of the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, which 
states tliat college students, particu- 
larly freshmen living in residence 
halls, be educated about meningo- 
coccal meningitis and the potential 
benelits of vaccination. ACIP does 
not recommend that the level of 
increased risk among fresh 

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, ..uiseof 
,,, ..Birr chil- 
1. in llli- U.S. 
[IS ;iri- Struck 
I yiar and of 
mil lives are 
101) and 126 
■ollege campuses 
5-15 stu- 

According to the ACHA, the 
cases among teenagers and young 
adults have more than doubled 

1991 and the frequency of out 
breaks at colleges and universiUes 
has risen during the 199Cls 

Only one out of 100.000 people 
contract the disease per year, but 
cases of disease occurred 9-23 
limes more frequenUy in students 
residing in dormitories than those 
living in other accommodations. 

Early symptoms of meningitis 
include: high fever, rash. vomiUng, 
severe headache, neck stiffness, 
lethargy, nausea and sensitivity to 
light. The infection usually peaks in 
late winter and early spring, which 
can lead to misdiagnosis as the tlu. 
The ACHA recommends that if two 
or more of the symptoms occur at 
one time medical care should be 
sought quickly. If untreated, shock 
and death can occur within hours of , 
the first symptoms. | 

A safe, effective vaccine is avail- 
able and has an 85-100% effective- 
ness rale in preventing four types of 
bacteria that cause 70% of disease in 
the U.S. Mild side effects are infre- 
quonl and can last up to two days 
with redness and swelling at the 
sile of injection. 

Sylvia Hyde, Director of Health 
Service for SAU said that students 
can obtain vaccinations for meningi- 
tis for S75. She recommends that 
students leaving as student mission- 
aries also be vaccinated. 

par more information about 
meningitis and other health aware- 
ness issues visit liie Centers for Dis- 
ease Control and Prevention at and the American Col- 
lege Health Association at 


to contract meningitis TV/rilch tO GO aOOUt 

si„ce 1991 and the frequency of out- 1 fX l*^** *" ^^ 


-For the poor shall 
out of the land... -(Deut 15:11. 

first part). 

As science and technology 
increase, our standard of living 
has risen. However, there has 
been a widening of the "wealth 
gap" between the rich and poor. 

We do not have to look far to 
find the poor. 

In 1999. 11.8 percent of len- 
nessee residents were below the 
poverty level. More people are liv- 
ing in poverty in Uie South com- 
pared to the Northeastern. Mid- 
western and Western regions of 
the United States. 

Overall, people below the 
poverty level have poorer health 
than the general population and 
higher death rates. 

Tennessee's death rate in 1997 
(9.8 deaths per 1,000 people) was 
somewhat higher than the nation- 
al death rate (8.6 per 1,000 peo- 
ple). This statistic did not take into 
account the poverty and income 

The biggest factor in determin- 
ing premature deaths is behavior 
(50 percent). 

People of lower ' 

ic status tend to engage in more 
risky behaviors such as drinking, 
smoking. overeaUng and low 
health maintenance. 

Heart disease and cancer are 
the major causes of death in the 
US Suidies show that even after 
the behavioral risks are adjusted, 
lower income groups still have a 
higher risk of heart disease, mdi- 
cating that there are other factors 
contributing to the high mortality 

The Centers for Disease Con- 
trol (CDC) categorizes the rest of 
the factors into the envh-onment 
(20 percent), biology (20 percent), 
and access (10 percent). 

The environment category 
includes factors such as unclean 
water supplies and insufficient 
waste disposal, the biology catego- 
ry involves hereditary patterns, 
and the access category takes into 
account uninsured and low-cov- 
ered people that delay the need 
for medical care until a serious ill- 
ness hits them. 

We cannot elimmate poverty, 
sickness or death, but we can help 
the poor local areas around this 

Poverty-shicken people make 
up 13.8 percent of Hamilton Coun- 

ty residents. The health of each of 
these residents is over three times 
worse than the average person in 
the county. 

Unfortunately, one day of serv. 
ice does not help the community 
as much as we would want it to. 

There are many programs you 
can get involved in on a continual 
basis. Hamilton County has 
designed programs to meet the 
people's needs. Top priorities 
include health education and 
skills training. Medical screen- 
ings, dental care, nutrition coun- 
sel, environmental conservation 
and housing subsidies are part of 
their programs. 

Some of the poor local areas 
like Summit are involved in die 
Head Start program, a child devel- 
opment program that ser\ 
income families. 

". . . therefore, I command 
thee, saying. Thou shall open 
thine hand wide unto thy brother, 
to thy poor, and to thy needy, in 
thy land" (Deut. 15:11. second 

•Check out the following sites 
to see how you can get involved: 

What goes up must come down 

By Jason Ileto 

rorly-fivi' mimiti's pasl midnighl 
(ColltKcdiile TwK') on llie 23r(l of 
March, a siK-claculnr lighl show 
was displayed lo Ihc people of Fiji al 
Russia's exppnsi'. 'nii- Mir space 
slaliun |.liinK<-d inl.i Ihi- Pacific 
l)(.-i-iin al i)r.:.s CM!' on Friday 
ninrriiiiw. lis si)l;islKl(iwn marked 
111.' fiifi 1)1 .m era lur Ihc Russian 

ii V 1 nnlrollers' final com- 
II I, ' I ' ii'< sialion around mid- 
iiij^lii -, 111 Mil fragments blazing 
towards tlie chosen target area in 
the ocean. There are no reports of 
any injury or damage caused by the 
falling debris. 

Eyewitnesses said the sight was 

da/zling, Around lli:45 
stream of burning chunks of Mir 
appeared on the horizon and 
streaked across the sky as sonic 
booms sliook the ground. 

fusmiinauls and some fans of 
Mir watched the spectacle from 
above cloud level from specially 
charlereil aircraft. About thirty tuna 
fishing boats also watched from 
within the drop zone, but fog 
spoiled their view. 

Many i-\\>< 1 1- ■■ ' "^I" - ■I'lnisc 
as the end .■! ■. ' M.'iil 

role as a 1. . ■ . : ■ ■ >.|>li>- 

Wlien tlie first piece of Mir was 
launched, the station was expected 
to last just five years. But eventually 

the station totaled up more than 15 
years in orbit - outliving even th 
Soviet Union itself. 

In contrast, American efforts t 
develop successful space stations 
were fraught with problems and 
finally fizzled out after their station 
Skylab fell to Eartli prematurely i 
July 1979. 

International funding kept Mir 
going for several years following 
the collapse of tlie Soviet Union, 
altliough 1997 was marred by s 
eral serious accidents. 

The Russian government e^ 
tually decided to axe Mir in the face 
of international pressure to divert 
resources to the International 
Space Station (ISS). currently 
under construction and expected to 
be completed in 2004. 


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The Southern Accent 

met Jason a year ago at Campi- As I was reading the last part of As far rpHnnMi „. . . „ ' 


I, Academy. 


„.„ ,.e became really 
good friends. Three 
months later he took 
off as a student mis- 
sionary to Tanzania, 
Afnca. His love for 
people was moving 

„ and his desire to 

^TTLEIDER gi^are Jesus to the 
I perishing was 
I Just two weeks ago I received an 
Jnail from him telling me of his joy 
lid his excitement with the work 
vas doing there. He has been 
-lauiing Tanzanian men to spread 
Re gospel among their people. 


attention, "You think youVe sought 
Him up till now. Chelsey, but redou- 
ble your efforts, and make it your 
llfework to seek spirituality." 

I began to wonder what he was 
trying to tell me and found what he 
said was quite true. 

At times I think I have done 
everything the Lord wants me to 
do. Sometimes I think my devotion- 
al life is good' enough, strong in 
God, and my faith in Him is strong 

I found to my amazement that 
we should always seek God more 
and more, and never stop growing. 

S Go m"tT r^' '^°^'° desire and longing to seek God and 
before '''' ^^''^ ^^^^ ''^^' '^ ^ood. Continue to long 

Joy' is to be the kind of person '"' "'■■■ ^^^' ^''" ''" ""' '^^'^'""^ 
God wants me to be. As for this 
world, it is not a happy place. I want 
It to be my life work forever to seek 

We cannot make it on our own, 
we really need Him, especially dur- 
ing the last days of this earth's his- 
tory. Go beyond what you have 
done before and allow God to bless 

more [ike He wants you to become. 
"As for me, I will behold Thy face in 
righteousness: I shall be satisfied, 
when 1 awake, with TTiy likeness " 
Psalms 17:15. 

God what He 

you : 

i you 

■ Chelsey Mittleider is a fresh- 
man nursing major from Colorado. 
She can be reached at 

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2. Continue to seelt Him. 

3. Never grow weary of search- 
ing for Him. 

4. Let go of yourself and depend 
totally on Him. 

5. Go beyond your comfort 

6. Find a way to bring happir 
someone by smiling or with 

encouraging word. 

True diversity 
begins with Christ 

1 can't help responding to all, 
this talk about diversity. It is some- 
thing that we need, yes. How can 
you be a part of ft family if your 
voice is not heard or if you are not 

It may be something tiiat we 
welcome or fear, want or dread the 
thought of. But die fact of the mat- 
ter is God requires it of us. 

Heaven will be the perfect pic- 
ture of diversity and if we expect to 
be there we should be living that 
reality down here on earth. 

The problem seems to be 
where we think diversity comes 
from. From the articles I have 
read in recent issues of the Accent 
on the topic, it is clear to me that 
we are missing the main point. 

The point is: diversity is just 
evidence of the presence of some- 
thing of far greater importance 
than diversity itself. 

Diversity is one of the many 
signs that show tliat we tliink 
more like God than like the world. 
It is an issue of being worldly- 
minded versus being heavenly- 
Lets go back to the original call- 
ing. To be one with Christ. To 
abide in Him. If we abide in Him 
and He in us the evidence will be 
our loving each other and becom- 
ing one as Jesus and the Father 
are one Gohn 17:20). 

Catch tiiat? Loving each other. 
Not just tolerating each other and 
giving each other time allotment 

and schedules as f; 
Not just taking one week out of the 
year and saying Uiis is your week 
or making sure that we display the 
right racial mbc at a Melange per- 

If as brothel's and sisters we 
focus on God we vrill as a result be 
unified. The world will ask, "What 
is up with these people? How 
come they seem to genuinely love 
each other despite their skin color 
and ethnic back grounds?" 

Tlie answer for unity does not 
lie in conferences and discussion 
boards. It cannot be accomplished 
by lobbying or even talking about 
it. It is a result of changed hearts. 
It is a result of being b-ansformed 
by God. 

If we are heavenly minded we 
will no longer judge people by the 
lines, categories and standard 
defined by this world. It may seem 
tike I am letting Southern off the 
hook by saying this. 

Tlie fact of the matter is that 
diversify is not our work to accom- 
plish but God's work. If we see any 
bit of diversity on this campus — 
and I have seen this year more 
than any other year 1 have attend- 
ed— periiaps it is because we are 
seeking God more. 

If we want to see more genuine 
diversity we need to seek God 
more because unity is simply the 
dramatic marker of a community 
whose mover and shaker is God. 

Let us stop focusing on the out- 
ward appearance of diversity and 
let us seek U^ue revival. 

Do you have a testimony 
you would like to share? 

Email or 


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warrants respect 

:*mt of Ihf iidniinisilralinn won- 
ders why some siudenls hi're can't 
handle themselves in a mature fash- 

Curfew should not be as strict. 
We are not in academy anymore. 
Besides, what can we do around 
here at 2 a.m. besides boost Waffle 
House's economy? 

Class attendance shouldn't be 
mamlalory ... and the list goes on 
and on. 

We are al the age where WE 
make the decisions that will guide 
us the rest of our lives. Tliis is our 
money and our time. We can handle 
ii and, if given more responsibility, 
we can handle ourselves. 

lliis is a good school with a 
strong spiritual influence through- 
out, but forcing someone to be spir- 
itual only creates a hypocrite, not a 

'ilierc always will be some who, 
no matter what, cannot mature. 
Please look past them and respect 
the rest of us. Tlic more respect 
you bestow on us, the more respect- 
ful we will become. 

Community Service Day 
should be held on Friday 
rather than Wednesday 

Community Service Day is a 
RTcal idea, but lite day itself is not - 
Itiiil is. iijivinH the day ol oulreadl 

Weill. -clay is ill tile middle of 
llic wi ( k, ii is liard for some people 
In jjcl (III wiirlt, and oilier people 
IK-ell Id finish sIlldyiiiK. II is a llicr 
break in the middle of the week, Iml 
it Kives IIS false hii|ie of a break and 

"'""''■ ' ' ' - die perfect 
''■" '•" '"'•■ ■■"- -iMceDay. 

Hull i> i!k ,,1^,11,,™! thai stu- 
dents would lliiiik ol thai as a Uirec- 
day weekend and go home or go 
somewhere else, but not all stu- 
dents would do that. 

Having a three-day weekend, per 
say, would get more students 
involved. This is because they 
wouldn't have to sacrifice much on 
Friday and would still have the 
weekend as usual for tree lime. 

More practical reasons call for 
die move to Friday There are less 

classes on Fridays, so teachers 
wouldn't have to sacrifice too much 
of their curriculum for the day. 

Also, being on Friday would 
interfere less with stuilents' work 
schedules. With the weekend 
coming up employers lend to let 
llieir wiirkepi off cariier on Friday 
And not a- many siudenls work on 
caillpiis due 111 the upcoming week- 

In summary, less work would be 
missed on Friday and, therefore, 
there would be less catching up to 

There also would be less class 
interrupted on Friday, so the seri- 
ous learning process wouldn't be 

All tills would free up more stu- 
dents to help tlie community With 
Uiat more Uiings could get done 
and we could continue to have Com- 
munity Service Day and squelch 
the talks of canceling it for next 
year due to lack of participation 

Finance mom 

wlay.Apnl. '5,2001 


[An open letter to 
br. Morris Brown 

Tlie Soutliem AcclmU • 7 

summer when I 
ceived a letter from the office of 
e School of Journalism and Com- 
liunication at Southern Adventist 
' saw your face for the 
first time. 

I must say. that 

of you. My first 
thought was "Who's 
this big. mean look- 
ing African-Ameri- 
can who's going to 
be joining my 
le time, I didn't really think 
IS would cross. I had my fall 
picked out, and my journal- 
ises were all being taught by 
ilt>' I'd had before. 
But the first day I went to News 
tporting last fall, there you were, 
leaching the class, not 
iphen Ruf, like the catalog said. I 
ss I was going to have more con- 
v/ith the big, mean-looking 
can American after all. 
[declared myself to be a journal- 
major last fall, during my soph- 
ire year. Looking back, I don't 
iw what I was expecting to get 
of tlie field. 

Iiiurnalism in my head was noth- 
likr' what 1 got in your class. 1 
iik'hl journalism would just be 
ilu-r extension of my writing tal- 
a lalent 1 had won awards for 
\:id with the first couple of 
iL'rnneiils I had in your class 1 
>'■- news ardcles the way I wrote 
'ilher piece of literature. 
i'ui tlie first thing you taught me 
class was that I really didn't 
inything. 1 got used to seeing 
of 20 come back on most of 
■ignments I turned in. 

I did my best to keep turning 
them in every day. no matter how 
hard they were, and you told me 
that I was a good man for doing so. 

Maybe not a great journalist yet, 
but a good man. 

Then the time came when I 
wouldn't always do what you asked 
of me. 

You see. the fall of 2000 is a 
semester that I don't have a lot of 
giddy memories about. I dealt with 
a lot of issues. There were many 
days when I felt so sorry for myself 
that I couldn't concentrate on home- 
work, especially homework that 
requires research and interviews to 

There were some nights when I 
couldn't bring myself to type and 
some mornings where I could hard- 
ly bring myself to get out of bed. 

You may not have known what I 
was going through, but you did 
notice how it was affecting my per- 

Soon I was getting back 14's on 
my assignments, along with para- 
graphs telling me that I was not liv- 
ing up to my potential and that you 
expected more out of me. 

I went to see you one morning 
when I felt I just had to explain to 
you that I was not doing badly just 
because I was slacking off. 1 told 
you that personal issues were get- 
ting in the way. but I would try my 

You began by telling me what 
you usually did, some anecdotes 
about what it's like in the news- 
room, what it means to be a journal- 
ist and other things you've encoun- 
tered in your personal experience. 

But then you told me that you 
knew how hard it was to perform in 

I am Heaven's 
spoiled brat 

a job like reporting when tilings on 
a personal level are tearing you 
apart mside. I appreciated that sen 
timent even before fiiends would 
tell me that you have been tiirough 
personal issues that made what I 
went tiirough tiiat 
like fun. 

I have never been prouder of a B- 
tiian the one I got in your class. 
Your class was very hard, and it 
taught me how unprepared I had 
been at tiie time. 

Now I feel like I know what I'm 
getting into when I leave college. 
When you said tliat we journalists 
have a mission from God, you were 

And now you're leaving us. Volk- 
er Henning confirmed what I had 
suspected during an interview 
when he said tiiat you were taking 
another job elsewhere. 

I guess Southern isn't for every- 
one. I've lost friends, acquaintance- 
sand even girlftiends who didn't 
like it at Southern. 

And now I've lost my mentor. 

Having you here to leach me just 
as I was taking News Reporting and 
later Advanced Reporting, probably 
the two most significant classes I 
have for my major, tells me that you 
were brought here for a reason. 
The very fact tiiat you are leaving 
now, after having influenced me the 
way you have ... I can only chalk it 
up to God's Providence. 

May God bless you, Morris 
Brown. By bringing you here, I 
know he has blessed me. 

MRob York is a junior mass corn- 
major /rom Tennessee. 
be reached at r, 

by the hand of 

^eep your eyes on Jesus 

above. I slid down Ihe dark hallway 
lo darkness. 

Reality was gone and I could not 
, uu„.c. 1 u.c,. .« ™h think. I could only see all of my pic- 
them but something tures I had previously viewed fall to 
the floor. They were broken. 

I felt good but I was afraid. I sat 
there, staring. The gift represents 
, lay on the anything in your life that contra- 
lifted it and diets what you were raised to 
believe, anything that stands in the 

I _~JS afraid but curious. framed. 

I lie walls changed colors before Finally all I saw were visions of 

^•^yes. All dull, morbid colors. what I've dreamed of all my life. My 

The air I family and my home. I tried 

breathed in was and look at them but son 

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stared down at it. I excepted the 

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I m babied in the arms of angels. 
I m spoiled by Heaven's kisses. 
I stepped out Into 
my Father's world 
one night and took a 
walk around the 
block. I shivered in 
the breeze and 
hicked my arms in 
close to my chest. 

I was looking for 

I wanted "daddy-daughter time" 
and I knew that He had a soft spot 
for me and would grant it 

I took one step towards the 
tlirone of God and asked for just 
one thing. 

"Daddy, will you come off of 
your throne tonight and just be 
close to me?" 

Imagine your life five or even ten 
years from now when you're mar- 
ried and your house is lull of chil- 

YouVe sitting at your royal quar- 
ters (your desk) and responding to 
requests and responsibilities (pay- 
ing bills) when out of the corner of 
your eye you notice your princess 
standing there in the corner of the 
doorway. Watching you. Her eyes 
beg you to leave everything and just 

3 her. 

Your heart is softened. Your 
soul is touched. Your hand extends. 
Your daughter is on your knee. 

That's the way that God 
responds when we ask for more 
one-on-one time with Him. Time for 
talking; time for silence; time for 
remembering; lime for learning. 
Time to just be close, 

Daughter asks. Daddy responds. 
It's as simple as that. 

He saw llial my soul was hungry 

and He was going 

was going to give m 

He was close and nothing short of 

complete assurance. 

So my life went black and my 
heart drained empty and the road 
transformed Into a sudden, confui 
ing maze. And just when I tlioughl 
that 1 was on my own I heard Him 
say, "I am CLOSE to the broken- 
hearted" (Psalms 34:18). 

And in one time-defying 
His hand was securely on th^ 
of my back keeping me from crash' 
ing into the black walls of the for- 
eign maze and leading me towards 
tlie light of His rescuing glory. 

I felt His hand. I felt His direc- 
tion, I felt Him close. 

And I learned: I would rather 
have God's hand on me as He tests 
me through calamity for a short 
while then to not have His hand on 
me at all. 

1 felt His strength. I felt His 
encouragement. I felt Him close. 

And I learned; It's during times 
like these when nothing seems to 
be right on eartli tliat I find peace in 
tlie discovery that for now, every- 
thing is as it should be in Heaven. 

The lessons that I've learned 
about my Father are priceless. 

Daughter wants with all her 
heart to be close lo her Daddy and 
so she makes a request. 

Daddy wants with all His heart 
to be close to His daughter, and so 
He pulls some strings and allows 
her heart to temporarily break to 
qualify her for her request. 

Call me pampered. Call me 
babied. Call me Heaven's spoiled 

Mjanelle Chang is a junior 
broadcast journalism major from 
Florida. She can be reached at 

Cafeteria servers 
should move faster 

Tlie food service industry is 
really one of the fastest moving 
types of business out 
there. is"t it? When 
you go to Taco Bell, 
the people on "the 
' move pretty 
quick putting cheese 
on your burrito or 
lettuce into your 
Being a serv- 
n a restaurant 
myself. I know that I'm moving pret- 
ty quickly to ensure people get their 
food as soon as possible, or else 
they won't come back. 

Oddly enough, the only place I 
haven't seen this sense of urgency 
is in our cafeteria. These differ- 
ences in speed are especially notice- 
able when friends of mine in anoth- 
er line get through the line next to 
me much quicker than I do. Of 
course, if I got paid what the line 
workers in the cafeteria get paid, I 
wouldn't be motivated to move very 

fast either, but that's besides the 
point, it would be nice lo see the 

This is a team effort, so get your 
head in tlie game. 

Remember to know what you 
want before you get to the front. 
When checking out, remeber lo put 
your salad or fruit on the scale 
before the checkout person asks 
you to, and have your card ready to 
swipe at the same time as well. 

There is no doubt in my mind 
that the cafeteria loses customers ^^ 
and money because everyone ,j^B 
expects long, slow-moving lines on 
Thursday after convocation. 

Let's work together to make the 
cafeteria move like a well-designed 
model of efficiency that itis and 
maybe they'll be able to afford bet- 
ter food for us in the future. 

■ Manny Bokicit is a junior 
marketing major from New Jersey. 
He can be reached at 
mbokich'&soutkern. edu. 

Thursday, Aprilj TSiF 

(Ijm musters jerry 
Saturduy iiiglU. 

is LIcht 
master home show 

Gym Masters 
wow crowds 

People came from all over for the Gym 
Master's Home Show on Saturday night 
According to Jeff Parks, there were 
gymnastic feats which had never been 
done at Southern before that people had 
the privilege of seeing Saturday night 

The opening performance was the 
Gym Master's halftime performance they 
had done at the NBA games. Other rou- 
tines included Don't Worry. Be Happy, 
Southern Girls, the Southern Gents, and 
the Teeterboard. among others. The Gym 
Kids, young children from the community 
that have been working with some of the 
Gym Masters, also had their time in the 

The theme was Risk Takers, as they 
had portrayed in their Sabbath School ear- 
lier that day. The background mural was 
that of various risk takers doing activities 
all the way from surfing to hang gliding. 
Dale Earnhardt's car was also in the 

During the program, the team present- 
ed Coach Schwartz with a gift. They fell 
his house was bare and in appreciation ol 
everything he had done for them, they 
wanted to help frirnish his house with a 
new couch. Coach Schwarti: also present- 
ed plaques and pictures to Kevin Hai'vey 
and Dawnetta Fortner, both graduating 

"I was surprised. 1 didn't know 1 was 
going to get an award," Harvey said. Gyffl j 
Master Josh Schutt, a freshman who | 
injured himself doing a challenging muu' 
on Thursday night, was not able to par"^- 
ipate in the show, leaving the team ^^nttij 
dilemma. Right before the show. Armon 
Devoir filled in for him and proved to k 
successftil last minute fill-in. Overa^^ i 
despite the changes, many felt the sho« j 
was a big success. 

Basketball battle comes down to offense 

By the lime this paper goes to press 

M ircli Madness will hnve wilted aw ly like the 

v—j^^^^—, grihs in front of T ilge If 

r^^^^%^ you liki the rest of campus 

f^ *.T ^^iri It the Cyni Mister 

In ^h w Silurdiv night 

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I I bet^\ten 
mi \\t^t Coast 
' baskitball Iht t^\o best 
teims in tolkt,e basketball will hive f iced off 
on monday night to bnn^ t hnal lalm to 
March Madness 

That having been said a look at the two 

teams' rosters doesn't suggest much of a dif- 
ference m where these two teams find their 
lilent Arizona has starters from Chicago, SL 
Louis and Indianapolis, and Duke reUes on 
phyLrs from Michigan, Oregon and Alaska. 

The key matchup may be the battle of the 
biLkcourts, with Duke's Jason Williams and 
Chns Duhon taking on Arizona's Jason Gard- 
ner and Gilbert Arenas. 

Duke survived a semifinal duel with Mary- 
land on a day when its backcourt did not 
shoot the ball well at all. Williams was 7-19 
from die field and 1-9 from three-point range, 
while Duhon was 3-10 and 1-5. But the tandem 
combmed for 10 assists and five steals against 
just three turnovers, and Nate James came off 

the bench to add nine points, nine rebounds 
and stifling defense on Maryland's Juan 

Arizona's guards, meanwhile, dominated 
the Michigan Stale backcourt Saturday. 
Gilbert Arenas excelled on both ends of the 
floor with 12 points, seven assists and six 
steals. Jason Gardner scored 21. 

Each team is also similar in that they have 
a guard who's pretty banged up. Duhon suf- 
fered a mild concussion when his head hit the 
ground after colliding with Steve Blake in the 
second half, but expects to play. Arizona's 
Arenas was hit in the chest fighting through a 
screen and had to get freatment for it Sunday, 
but is also expected to be ready to go Monday 

One final similarity between the ^ 
is their resiliency. Duke overcame a 
first-half deficit to Maryland on M" ^^ 
Arizona, the whole season has j ^^^^ 
overcoming adversity, from t"^ 
Bobbi Olson to NCAA suspension ■ 

In the end. this battle of East a 

won't hinge on which coast has die w 
ketball, but which team'soffens.vewe3[« 

able to outduel the other. 

mjeff Parks is a senior Gym J 
Jrom Tennessee. He can be reach 
jtparks@southem. edu. 


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Southern's Student Voice Since 1920 

pany classes closed 
after pre-registration 

Thursday, April 12,2001 

Angel Jewell, sopho 
About 23 classes we 

Staff photo Brittany Robson 

,ore social work and journalism major, Alls out paperwork in Wright Hall during pre-rcgislration last week, 
e closed as a result of the large number of students who pre-registered for classes for fall semester. 

lllie Fall 

1 23 classes have been closed during 
pri^registralion period which ended 

I his tinie tJre-registration has never got- 
^" really hectic, although students have 
^in Cuming consistently during office 
J ours, said Mary Anne Poulson, records 
F" advisement registrant. 
\ Poulson said she has been impressed with 
|"e atUtudes of the students. "Helping with 
peislration has allowed me to see the high 
B" * °f ^.tiKlents we have here on campus, 
'an 7''^!"^ '^ ^"^ appreciative of what we do, 

caii,, "^^^^*^^ of Journalism and Communi- 
'"II is une of the departments that has 
^me closed classes. 

4e.„ ""•« Childs, assistant professor, consis- 
, nuy has seen her Film Evaluation class till 

up during preregisti-ation. 

"It is wanted by many majors, because it is 
listed as one of die options in the literahjre 
category in general education require- 
ments," she said. "It is also am. upper divi- 
sion and wortii three hours." 

Aldiough some may ttiink Uie class just 
watches movies, Childs said it is much more 
than that. 

"It is interesting because we talk about 
what makes a film, editing, directing, all the 
elements of making a film," she said. We 
learn diat films are not just entertainment, 
but an art form." .„ . „ , 

Next fall. Film Evaluation will be offered 
in two sections of about 20 stiidents each 
taught by Denise Childs and Stephen Ruf. 
assistant professor j w^ii 

•n,e Physical Education Health and « 
ness department has seen Basic Golf fill up 
quickly consecutively in Winter '01, and 
in the coming fall semester. 

"In the last couple of years we have expe- 
rienced an increase in the popularity of golf, 
and that has made this a popular class," said 
Ted Evans, associate professor of Physical 
Education, Health and Wellness. Evans 
thinks Tiger Woods may be partly responsi- 
ble for the new attraction to the sport. 

According to Evans, the Basic Golf class 
focuses on learning the basics of setting up to 
hit a golf ball, and hitting it with a full swing. 
He said that the advanced class goes on to 
learn about the rest of the game. 

"Golf is my favorite sport and class to 
teach. Tliere is one simple reason for that, it 
the only class that I teach where the students 
want to learn the sport. "Hiey aren't just there 
to get a grade or credit, they are there 
because they want to learn how to play golf." 

The Religion department often has class- 
es closed eariy also. , ^ c u t 

Dr. Carlos Martin, professor of the School 

New clinic to offer job, 
training opportunites 
to Nursing students 
and some faculty 

By Marcelu^ Coi^urn 

ern's nursing faculty and students. 

According to Phil Hunt, dean of the 
School of Nursing, Erlanger has purchased 
land on Apison Pike across from the Oolte- 
wah-CoUegedale Library 

Southern's initial plan was to have a joint 
venture clinic with a hospital in the area, but 
the administration vetoed the idea, mainly 
because of tlie cost involved. 

Southern will not sign a contract with 
Erlanger but. "Erlanger has expressed inter- 
est in hiring (our) nurse practitioners" on an 
individual basis. Hunt said. 

Erianger was not able to be reached for 

Tlie University of Tennessee at Chat- 
tanooga. East Tennessee State University and 
the University of Tennessee at Memphis all 
have had successful clinics. 

Right now, all Southern has is Student 
Health Services, which employs two student 
registered nurses and one nurse practitioner. 
Tlie drawback to Health Services is thai it 
only serves students, limiting the experience 
for student nurses. It also offers a limited 

See Clinic on page 2 

School of 
Nursing to 
receive charter 

By Rob York 

Southern Advenlist University's Nursing 
Honor Society has applied for charter under 
Signa Theta Tau, the second largest nursing 
organization in the world. 

After evaluating Southern's nursing 
department on April 5 and 6, Dr. Karen 
Elberson, Ph.D RN, announced Friday that 
she intends to recommend Southern for char- 

On April 6 in a meeting held in the School 
of Nursing. Dr. Elberson praised Southern's 
nursing department, faculty, campus and stu- 
dents. She said that in November, when the 
Signa Theta Tau makes its decisions on 
granting charters to universities across the 
globe. Southern will be one of the universi- 

While Elberson had many positive things 
to say about Southern's potential member- 
ship on campus, she also stressed that part of 
being a Signa Theta Tau member meant 
strong community and alumni membership, 
and that This is something you need to bol- 

Eiberson was impressed by operations at i 

"If you do as good a job keeping records 
after charter as you do now. Southern's hist- 

See Charter on page 2 

■ FORT WORTH, Texas — American 
Airlines on Monday completed the acqui- 
sition of most of the assets of Trans World 
Airlines. The combined company will offer 
travel to over 300 cities worldwide on 
more than 900 aircraft. 

■ OKLAHOMA COY — Attorney Gen- 
eral John Ashcroft signaled Tuesday that 
he will permit the execution of mass mur- 
derer Timothy McVeigh to be viewed by 
survivors on closed-circuit television. 

■ LOS ANGELES — In a bid to pull the 
stale's second biggest utility back from 
the brink of bankruptcy, California Gov. 
Gray Davis announced a deal on Monday 
for the state to buy power lines from 
Southern California Edison for §2.76 bil- 

■ PirrSBURGH — Willie Stargell, 61, 
the thunderous home run hitter who car- 
ried the Pittsburgh Pirates into two World 
Series with his power and helped win 
them with his patriarchal leadership, died 

irly Monday from a kidney disorder. 

- WASHINGTON — Uckheed Martin 
Space Systems has created fictitious loss- 
es on the sale of some defense facilities in 
a scheme to reap tens of millions of dollars 
in windfall profits at taxpayers' expense, 
Sen. TTiomas Harkin, D-Iowa, alleges. 

■ Crews worked Monday to raise levees 
against rising streams in the easti^rn 
Dakotas and Minnesota, where flooding 
already had blocked highways and 
washed out rural roads. More rain was 
forecast this week, adding to heavy week- 
end rain and rapidly melling snow. 

■ U)NI)()N — A Hrilish couple lost their 
bid Mitiid.iy In regain custody of the 
'•liilrriH-l Twins" — baby girls found 
lluougii a ll-S, online adoption broker. 
Tlie twins later became the subject of a 
trans-Atlantic lug-of-war. Tlie British High 
Court Monday ruled that the infants 
should be returned to the U.S. 

■ WASHINGTON — President Bush 
sent Congress on Monday the full details 
of his $1,913 ti-illion budget, promising to 
restrain what he considers the excessive 
growth of government spending by trim- 
ming a multitude of government pro- 
grams, from energy conservation to put- 
ting police on the sU-eets. 

■ HAIKOU. China — Amid signs that an 
impasse over a U.S. spy plane could settle 
into a lengthy routine, China let U.S. diplo- 
mats visit its detained crew for a fourth 

Monday in a meeting free of bureau- 
cratic hurdles, A U.S. official said the air 
was in "excellent health and their 
spirits are extremely high." But (here was 
indication that Beijing was wavering in 
its demand for a fonual apology from 
Washington in a standoff over the plane's 
■flight collision wiUi a Chinese fighter 

I iSlNGAPORE — As a risky oiwration 
tO; separate U-month-old Siamese twins 
fused at Uie brain entered a fourth day. 
doctors said Monday the baby girls from 
il were "doing fine" and that all vital 
I signs remained stable. Ganga and Janiuna 
I Shrestiia are joined at the top of their 

gospel and other spiritual mentors and now 
C want to take advantage of the classes 
that show them how to evangelize. 

^e students seem to have an urgency to 
learn, they say that they want to save souls 
L J -mipvask "Whocanteachme? t'ub- 

0, Religion, teaches P"^'- Evangel'- ^^ -^^^mcL provide, them wift an 

which had two sections close dunng th,s past he tvang ^^ ^^^^^^^ . 

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Continued from page 1 

cry as a charier member will be well docu- 
mented," , n .1, 

Dave Gerstle, president of Southerns 
Nursing Honor Society said that the charter 
vill help nursing majors in many ways. 

■ going to develop more scholar 

ships We may also sponsor small research 
grants for students and community mem- 
bers," he said. 

Gersde said that being a member of this 
organization is an honor. 

"Students of a school that are members 
cannot just decide they want to join, they have 
to be invited," he said. "You ha^^to be in the 
top 35 percent of your class. This is some- 
thing that people who do the hiring look for 
1 their resumes " 

Thursday, April 12, 

number of employment opportunities 


A cunic hi i-uiicgcutut; wiu mean several 
things to Southern's School of Nursing 

•The nurse practitioners on faculty \ 
have job opportunities close by. i 

• Southern's undergraduate and graduate 
students will have close access t" !«>- >--■ I 

ing- I 

•The School of Nursing's Research Board 
will have a place where clinical research v "■ 
be available. 

• Hunt sees this as a positive opportunity' I 
for the "nursing faculty to link and s 

the community." 

d serve Willi 

Groundbreaking for the clinic currently is 
set for May. If all goes as planned, a more | 
than 6.000 square-foot building will arrive in I 
Collegedale not only to serve the community I 
but also to offer experience to the School of | 
Nursing at Southern. 

"We are going to develop more scnoiar- o.. u.c. ......... , 

More than 350 students served at 
various locations in Chattanooga area 

By Scon Damazo 

More than 350 students lent helping hand- 
at locations around Chattanooga for Commu 
nity Service Day. 

Southern students visiting the Chambliss 
Home, the only 24-hour day-care center m 
Chattanooga, did a variety of work Twenty 
students picked up litter around the Home s 
property, while some helped move heavy 
objects and otiiers worked vrith children 

Jennifer Cross, one of the two girls who 
got the opportunity to help with the children 
says that she enjoyed "seeing how much Uiey 
appreciated us [being here]." Cross hung 
out" with the children and even got to help 
teach arts and crafts. 

Another day-care center that Southern stu 
dents were able to visit was Little Miss Mag 
Day-Care. Tlieir landscaping had "fallen into 
disrepair," said Ashley Bohlander, a freshman 
general studies major. "We're just giving 
tiiem a helping hand." 

Here, as at the Chanibliss Home, students 
were able to help care for the children as well. 
"CTlie kids) come from single parent fami- 
lies, so they don't get a lot of attention," Boh- 
lander said. 

Johanne Albright, director of Little Miss 
Mag, said that it is the oldest continuously 
operating childcare center in Chattanooga, 
opening in 1917. 

Otlier students helped the Chattanooga 
Green team, an organization that helps clean 
Chattanooga's downtown area, give a city 
street a facelift. 

"Tlie Chattanooga Green Team is trying to 
make Chattanooga the prettiest mid-sized city 
in the States," said Carol Davidson, sopho- 
more music education major, as she took a 
break from putting down pine needles. 

Anne Huckaba, co-founder and operator of 
the Chattanooga Green Team, agrees. 

Staff photo by Brittany RolBW | 
Keelan 'I\iel, Reina Madonna, Kekoa Rey, Ryan Miller and Avionne Frye f 
garbage on Community Service Day. 

■^e plant [flowers], try to pick up litter, 
pull weeds... [and] try to make Chattanooga a 
better place to live," Huckaba said. 

Huckaba and her husband started the 
Chattanooga Green Team 10 years ago. Her 
husband was a dentist who "wanted to give 
[something] back to the community," said 

The School of Visual Art and Design took 
a group of students to the Eastgate Mall 
YMCA to do what they do best— art Stu- 
dents and teachers knelt side-by side all day 
to paint a mural along one of the YMCA's 

halls. ^ ,, _ 

"The YMCA contacted the Art Depan ■ 
ment and wanted us to do something, ^ I 
Grady Sapp. public relations director for [^ 
School ofVisual Art and Design. IfJ^yi^i 
ed something that's at the children's level | 
they can look at." -^ ■ 

Kyle Warren, a junior theology m^F^ I 
notes that the YMCA specifically asKM ■ 
something with a religious theme. 

They gave us a general idea, but total 
ative fi-eedom," said Sapp. 

Inside the Accent 

Campus News 3 

Features g 

Religion 7 

Editorial 8 

Opinion 9 

Sports 11 

Technology 12 

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r;;;Siy, April 12, 2001 


Clouzet recovering at home 

Y Rob York 

[.yrWRTT^ _^_____ 

On April 6, Ron Clouzet dean of 
tie School of Religion spoke to the 
■tudents of Southern Adventisl 
llniversity at vespers for the first 
\iiie since his bout with malana 

He announced that although he 
h\\ felt weak from the effects of the 
Isease, he \\=as reco\enng 
J On April 10, Clouzet spoke with 
jie Southern Accent about his 
tdeal and what he has gathered 

Clouzet said that he did take 
immunize himself from the 
■fects of the illness. 

■ntire team was vaccinated 
[ainst yellow fever, typhoid, 
I'eningitis and hepatitis B." 
louzet said, "The malaria profilax- 
was optional and most of us did 
t take it. However, the doctor 
d that in my case the profilaxis 
jbably wouldn't have made any 
lifference; the case was so virulent 
nd severe," 

louzet said that he began to 
^1 the effects of the disease with- 

wr-ek of returning to the United 


"It's hard to describe t 
one who may have ne\ 

Ron Clouzet 

severe malaria," Clouzet said, 
"Basically, I was so sick that for sev- 
eral days 1 felt like was dying, liter- 
ally. My whole body was breaking 
down from the inside: liver, pan- 
creas, lungs, stomach. Every 
minute then felt like a day and 
every day like a month." 

Clouzet relayed that while 

under the effects of the disease, it 
was difficult to remain hopeful. 

"After a while you actually wish 
you'd die," Clouzet said. "Automat- 
ic responses to God in prayer 
would provide the only variance to 
this state of affairs. And the assur- 
ance many others were actually 
interceding on my behalf." 

Clouzet, said that this disease 
provides him with even more inspi- 
ration to do God's work. 

"I'm very aware of the Great 
Controversy between good and 
evil, in the church as well as in my 
life," he said. "I know the Lord used 
my students, others and 1 for His 
glory in Ghana beyond anyone's 
expectations. Many of us there felt 
we were doing hand-to-hand com- 
bat with the enemy. It is not a mere 
concept but a true reality. I think it 
significant that the very day I'm 
taken to the ER the entire leader- 
ship of the Ghana union, the very 
people that facilitated this entire 
evangelistic endeavor, is involved 
in a potentially fatal car accident; 
their lives spared by an incredible 
miracle. None of this is unusual for 
those who've committed their lives 

to God in service. But God's grace 
is always sufficient for us." 

Clouzet has many positive 
things to say about faculty and stu- 
dents who visited him and prayed 
for him during his illness. 

"Not everyone knew what hap- 
pened, but those who did immedi- 
ately pitched in regarding my 
adniinisti'ative work and my class- 
es," he said. "Right away they inter- 
ceded before the God of Heaven on 
my behalf. Many communicated 
with my wife and offered their 

"This has been very encourag- 
ing to me." he said. "My students 
are life to me. and their interest in 
my welfare deeply moved me and 
encouraged me witli the assurance 
that God would see me through. 
Many sent messages, signed cards 
and sent e-mails wishing me well." 

For those who are planning to 
travel overseas as student mission- 
aries, Clouzet has the following 
advice: Take the profilaxis recom- 
mended. I'm sure most do. But 
know that nothing is guaranteed, 
except for the great and lavish love 

outhern student accepted to fine art institution 

Jouthern's School of Visual Art 
Design continues to prepare 
rnts for graduate school and 
nd, evident by the fact that 
1 la Grentz. a senior art major, 
scholarship from and has 
pted at Savannah College 
\^_ rl and Design. 

is pursuing a master's of 
I painting and was one of 
12 students selected from about 
applicants for Savannah's Fine 
Program in Painting. 
■Grentz also was awarded a schol- 

arship worth $10,000 over three 
years at Savannah based on her out- 
standing portfolio. Grentz has not 
committed to attending Savannah 

But regardless of Grentz's deci- 
sion, Wayne Hazen. dean of the 
School of Visual Art and Design, is 
pleased with the results. 

"This award establishes South- 
ern as a valid school to feed into a 
graduate setting," Hazen said. 

When she graduates in May 
2001, Grentz will be the first South- 
ern graduate to complete her bach- 
elors degree in fine art with an 
emphasis in painting in the school's 

fourth year of offering the program. 

"Our classes are teaching us 
what we need to know to get into 
graduate school," said Grentz, who 
described her artwork as reflecting 
the relationships between people. 

Southern's School of Visual Art 
and Design offers 11 different 
degrees, including four bachelors' 
of art and five bachelors' of science 
in specialties such as character ani- 
mation, graphic design and cine- 

Marta Grentz 

TIic Soudiem Accent • 3 

Changes in 
store for • 
next Joker 

Beginning next fall, tlie Joker 
will feature students' same picture 
every year they attend Southern. 

According to Nick Lee. sopho- 
more computer graphic design 
major and next year's Joker editor, 
this change comes as a conse- 
quence of administration U-ying to 
cut back registration confusion and 
difficulty. Until now, students have 
had new pictures taken for the 
Joker and their ID cards at every 
fall registration, creating long lines 
and one extra step in tlie registra- 
tion process. 

This new procedure means tliat 
students' provided information, 
such as dating status and personali- 
ty type, also will be permanent. 

"We're never going to know if 
the information is up-to-date," said 
Tiffany Raitz, senior psychology 
major. There are too many things 
that change in four years to keep 
(the Joker) die same." 

In agreement witli Raitz's and 
other students' concerns, Lee said, 
"I don't see anything wrong with 
the current (registration process]. I 
don't feel there needs lo be any cut 
backs. If registration cuts our Joker 
pictures and information, it will 
make things even more coniplical- 

Currently Lee is working on 
solutions to tlie problem, but has 
found nothing solid. Updating 
Joker information online is a possi- 
bility, but Lee is skeptical that stu- 
dents will take it upon themselves 
to participate. 

Other plans for the Joker are in 
the works, including a campus 
directory, references, top ten Chat- 
tanooga locations and more 
coupons for continuing discounts. 
Lee hopes that next year's Joker 
will be "something that people can 
carry in their backpacks," provid- 
ing useful information for every 

The word from the street: The veggie beat 

y Campus Safety 

Friday, March 30 
. - '' a.m.: Collegedale Police 
^"^itled 10 a two-vehicle acci- 

n.: Fire alarm at Col- 
hurch. Science project 
• '] the alarm to go off. Reset 

Saturday, March 31 

9:15 a.m.: Directed h^fic at the 
Collegedale Church. Parking lots 
were full. 

9:00 p.m.: Unlawful enh-y into 
female student's residence report- 
ed to the Director. 

Sunday, i^ril 1 
Assisted one motorist who had 
locked themself out of their car. 

Monday, April 2 

2:23 a.m.: Jumpstart in the Hick- 
man parking lot 

7:30 p.m.; Fire alarm in Thatch- 
er 3rd floor kitchen caused the 
building to be evacuated. The Fire 
Department resiwnded and found 
the microwave on fire. The 
microwave was destroyed and 
there was smoke damage to the 

Tuesday, April 3 

Routine general campus paU-ol. 

Wednesday, April 4 

4:30 a.m.: Investigated ringing 
noise inside Information Service 

Thursday, April 5 

2:30 p.m.: Assisted motorists 
who had locked themselves out of 
their car. 

6;33 p.m.: Turned on power to 

FYI: The Campus Safety office 
dispatch is manned 24 hours a day. 

365 days a year. Dispatch 
building fire alarms, building 
or doors, building electronic i 
and weather alerts for our an 

Safely Tip: Always let 
know where you are going. 

/ealttre compiled by Campus Safety 
in an effort to keep students and fac- 
ulty informed of what incidents 

4 • Tlie South ern Accent -a 

Warden, Van Dolson recently 
elected to AlA positions 


Two Sludenl Association officers 
were elected to executive commit- 
tee positions of the Adventist Inter- 
collegiate Association last week. 

David Warden, SA president, 
was elected AlA president and Cady 
Van Dolson, Southern Accent edi- 
tor, was elected AlA vice-president 
for' public retations/publicaaons. 

Alex Nickolatos, current AlA 
president, feels that Warden will do 
a good job as next year's president. 
"I think he's qualified and I think 
that from my experience with him 
he's been really good at communi- 

According to Nickolatos, at least 
three people have run for the posi- 
tion in past years. 

"i am not exactly sure why ( 
two people ran this year, but origi- 
nally Nyse was also running from 
Southwestern (Adventist Universi- 

Nickolatos commented that the 
candidates for president were com- 
ing from schools that had put bids 
in for the next convention. 

Tlic race was a very close one," 
Nickolatos said. 

Warden is excited, yet humbled 
by his new office. 

"It is an incredible and awesome 
responsibility to represent Ameri- 
can Adventist youth," he said. 

Warden's goals for tlie next year 
include strengthening communica- 
tion, mentorship and relationships 
between officers, schools and tlie 

Thursday, April ; 

Fine arts 
festival to be 
held Sunday 

By Kristen Snyman 

Staff plioto by Brittany Robson 
D...dW.rdcn,Stud.ntXwKMt.on„rcMd.n. md ( nh Van Dolson Southern Accent editor, were elect- 
ed .s un-iLirs of Ihe \ l..tirc«lle«ia.t \ssoci .l.on at last week's convention. 

ident of public relations/publica- 
tions, is excited about Van Dolson's 
election as vice-president for public 

"Her communication skills make 
her well suited for the position. A lot 
of tlie job is written communication 
and Cady has experience vrith that," 
Cox said. "She seems to be going 
gang busters right now. She seems 
to have a lot of passion and is chan- 
neling it through the AlA." 

Van Dolson is already brain- 
storming ideas for next year's con- 
vention as well as how to facilitate 
communication among the Adven- 

tist colleges. 

"I am already working with Erin, 
the newspaper editor at Andrews, 
on ideas for the publications work- 
shops," Van Dolson said. "I am plan- 
ning to start up the Exchange, the 
AlA newsletter, which hasn't been 
done in several years, as well as a 
: for the newspaper editors 

Cox said that he has mixed feel- 
ings that only one person ran for his 
current position. 

"In general I think people should 
have a choice. But it is good 
because there are fewer hard feel- 

ings this way," he said. "I was a little 
disappointed at the turn out, but 
Cady is qualified, so I don't see it as 
a major issue," said Cox. 

Cox says the reason that there 
aren't many people trying for the 
offices is that it is a critical mass 
problem; there just aren't enough 
people out there wanting to help 

"People don't want to get 
involved unless it is cool. But it 
won't be cool until people get 
involved. It is a catch 22 sort of 
thing," he said. 

Many different students \st]| 
the opportunity to "show ih, 
stuff at the Fine Arts Festival & 
da\ night. 

The actual program will begin J 
7 30 pm. but the art gallery, V 
IS located in the Art Dei 
the second floor of Brock Hail, n. 
be open before and after the a 

Helen Pyke, coordinator oi liM 
festival and Creative Writing \my, 
sor, says that the festival involic. 
the fine arts from several differta 

The program will include miia 
by the music majors and prose an 
poetry readings by the ( 
writing students. 

Volker Henning, the photogij 
phy teacher, has been urging a 
of his students to put s 
work on display. There might ei 
be a film production. 

Several students from ( 
Writing class last year will disp^ 
artwork this year. 

'This is an outgrowth of the bi 
that many people who a 
one of the genres are artistic i 
some of the other genres, I 
Pyke said. 

English, art, music 
nication majors will be joiniJ 
together to show off their haij 

Come Sunday night and a 
talent these Southern students pa 

English dept. to host Writers Workshop 
for Southern Union academy students 

Eight academy students from 
various Southern Union academies 
will arrive on campus Sunday to 
attend a Young Writer's Workshop. 
These students have been recom- 
mended by their English teachers 
and were accepted by the Southern 
Union Conference on the basis of 
their portfolios. 

On Sunday, they will attend the 
Fine Arts Festival. On Monday and 
Tuesday, their days will be filled 
with classes, workshops and one- 
on-one conferences with Helen 
Pyke, associate professor of Eng- 
lish, and a student mentor. 

There viill be eight student men- 
tors from the Creative Writing 
class, one for each workshop 

These student mentors will read 
their work, critique it, and help 
them, according to LeAnn Gariepy. 
Gariepy is a Creative Writing 
student who has written a set of 
Contemporary Christian song lyrics 
and will be a student mentor to an 
8th grader who is also interested in 
writing songs. 

Along vfith the student mentors. 

there will be various student P\ 
senters from the Creative Wna 
class. Rob York, a presenter «^ 
has dabbled in both iournalisras 
creative writing. ^viU be lUustm 
the difference between journa 
and creative writers. By dom^ 
he hopes he can help open J^ 
dents' eyes to their opbonsanflff- 
them learn what opportunihesu- 

'"4- didn't really know bef^ 
came here, before 1 took th^ 

as, and before the P £ 
explained to me what the dJler^ 

reallv was," York said. 

cUy feels tesrf^ 
tors and presenters mil be e»- 
ly helpful to the studenB. 

-It's good lor them 'ofl 
it all out yet, but has ni»« 
ence," she said. ^st , 

While Pyke "^"'^^^l ho*J 
academy each yf^ "Lft/^ 
workshop there^^* 
she is "trying to bnng'Jith-i 
into this settmg »d Jo^^, 
litis way she feels It ^* 




The Soutiiern Accent 

Andrews seniors may march without finishing classes 

credits for completion and have met 

all graduate degree requirements 

mcluding passing compreliensive new allowances 

-v=^, W required of tl,em by titeir n,arch without compMo™! ie 

Bi Erin Fptzgehauj 

nts (if required in the program) 
to order to take advantage of the 

After a general faculty meeting, _ 

I held during the week of March 25- program). „„ ,,. „ 

'''"="'■ ••-■-, linally reached, i M^L™ „,=„„;,.„_...__. '.""-pleted. This include: 

31 a decision was finally reached, 4. Masters or Specialist student, Z T ""^ ""eludes getting 

^;rdeha.ngformos.„ftheschool ,.fh a « or prUS^: t;:^Z:Z "a^dVsthZ 

'*?i!'L™'"™'>*' P^^^^^l dean. Then the applicadon needs to 

.ear Graduation requirements 
nott just a btUe bit more flexible and 
are effecdve as of nght now 

1 Undergraduate student*; must 
lack no more than six semester 
credits for complebon OR 

2 Students must lack only com 
pletion of a practicum or internship 
or student teachmg requirement 
whith would be completed before 
the next graduation event OR 

1 Mabter<5 or Specialist students 
mthout a thesis or project ophon 
llaik no more than four semester 

comprehensive exams (if required), 
and obtained the final approval sig- 
nature of the appropnate graduate 

5 Doctoral students have com- 
pleted all Loursiework have met all 
graduate degree requirements. 

including passing comprehensive ._. ^.^ 

: and have the tmal approval requirements 

signature of the appropnate gradu- 
ate committee following the suc- 
cessful defense for meeting the- 

be filed with the Records Office by 
the day listed in the school bulletin 
as the last day to change letter 
grades to audit or withdrawn 

The graduation program will dis- 
tinguish between the students who 
mpleted all coursework and 
those who 

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Andrews University | 

students arrested for 
theft and drug possession 

By Reggie Johnson 

Two Meier Hall residents are 
facing legal charges and have been 
placed on indefinite suspension by 
tlie University on the grounds of 
theft and drug possession. 

The arrest occurred around 
2:30 in the morning on Thursday, 
April 5th when the suspects were 
stopped at the guard house for 
questioning. The subsequent 
search found the suspects to in pos- 
session of stolen goods and a small 
amount of marijuana, according to 
the Berrien Springs Oronoko 
Township Police Department 

"We were advised of a theft or 
break in which had taken place at 
the dorm." said BSOTPD Chief Jim 

Residents of Meier Hall had 
reported items stolen from tlieir 
rooms and cars. Items reported 
stolen included a laptop computer, 
CDs, shoes and watches. Universi- 
ty Safety put togetlier a list of pos- 
sible suspects and a search of the 
primnry suspects' room followed. 

"The room was entered and 
some things that did not belong to 
the occupants of the room were 
found in the room," said Donald 
Murray, head dean of men. "So the 
police were called in and a thor- 
eugh search was made of the room 
and when the two men under sus- 
picion came to the guard house at 
2:30 in the morning they were 

Sargent Russell Robbins of Uni- 
versity Safely made the slop and 
tlie BSOTPD took the suspects into 

Kesterke noted that they 
itblf to recover a "large amount of of suspicion that 
stolen items" and the investigation 
is still continuing. The police 
department hasn't ruled out the 
possibility of the involvement of 
accomplices that haven't been 

ipects are due to be 
i week. Until the 
lames will not be 

apprehended ; 

Tlie two SL 

arraigned th; 



targeted and n 

) the police depart- 
e several other cars 
ire thefts have been 

reported. Several students left 
tliefts unreported because they did- 
n't think there was anything that 
could be done, but have since come 

According to University Safety, 
the suspects admitted to using a 
stolen key to gain access to tlie 
room where several thefts 

One of the residents of that 
room had left his key in the door 
while he set down what he was car- 
rying because his arms were (iill. 
When he returned to retrieve the 
key it was missing. 

"These are students preying on 
their fellow students," said 
Kesterke. who expressed the need 
to clean up tliis kind of behavior. 

Kesterke also underlined the 
importance of students reporting 
thefts to University Safety in hope^s 
of regaining their stolen items 
through "teamwork" with tlif 
police and security. 

Tlie police deparbnent is still in 
the process of identifying stolen 
items and reuniting them with their 

"If you have had stuff stolen you 
should report it," said Sergent Rus- 
sell Robbins of University Safely. 

"Andrews security deserves to 
be praised for their teamwork and 
keeping their eyes open," Kesterke 
said. 'They made the slop. TlieyVe 
always been a big help to use here 
and we appreciate them." 

"1 think that theft is an insidious 
cancer-like thing in a residence 
hall." Murray said. "It seems thai 
when you live around guys you 
start trusting your environmenl 
and their environment and theft is 
something that just drives a wedge 
between people. It creates an aura 
really quite 
unhealthy, and so 1 was really quite 
alarmed to hear on Tliursday this 
had happened. And 1 hope that the 
police and campus safety can get to 
the bottom of all of it so that every- 
body's goods can be returned, and 
the law, in due course, will decide 
what to do with the men who have 
been charged." 

This report originally appeared 
in the Student Movement at 
Andrews University on April 12, 

In order to receive your yearbook at 
the Strawbery Festival on April 29, 

you need to pick up a TICKET at the 

ID cards required, one ticket per 
person. Pick up tickets APRIL 16-27. 

(i • The Soutliem Accent 


Long before White men walked 
the hills and valleys of Tennessee, 
Uiere were the Cherokee, Tlieir 
descendants are still amonR tis, 
including a large reservation in 
Western North Carolina. 

Here at Southern then- is also ii 
small, but growing group of lliobic 
with Native American heritage. 

Denise Michaelis, an associate 
professor in the School of Kduca- 
tion and Psychology, is pari of lln^ 
Eastern band of Hie Cherokt-c 

Born in Santa Moiii(;i. (- iililni 
nia, Michael 

roots to Southern 

Thursday, April 12, 200\ ] 



, Mi.. 

lolluT fni 

', Mi. 

During the inlci 
learned (hat both her mom's greai 
grandmother and grandmolhci 
were full-blood Cherokee of Uu 
F^slern hand 


I llieir t 

iia, Mis- 


University about five years ago and 

'Tlie spiritual reality of what 1 
walked into on this campus over- 
whelmed me. It was incredible. I 
was home!" Michaelis said. 

Along with her enthusiasm for 
Southern, Michaelis enjoys Ten- 
nessee because of the nearness to 
her Native American roots. 
Michaelis has attended many 
Native American gatherings, or 
powwows, in Georgia, North Caroli- 
na and Tennessee since moving 

Powwows are special events. 
Michaelis said they are social 
opportunities when Native Ameri- 
cans and non-Natives can get 
together and celebrate tlieir diversi- 
ty through costumes, dances, lan- 
guage, prayers, religion and sense 
of national spirit. 

One way Michaelis shares he 
passion for powwows and all oilier 
facets of Native American life is by 

WhatSouthern students have 
planned for summer break 

"I am working as a counselor at Nosoca 
Pines Rancti." 
— Marius Asaftei 
sophomore, theology 

staff ptioto by Brittany Robson 
Dcnisc Michaelis, assmiaU' pnifcssiir in fhi' Sihiwil of Education and 
Psycholoey, sits at iter desk amongst her Native American decora- 
lions. Michaelis is 25 percent Native American. 

"I'm qoing to London, England to work 
with computers. And I'll be traveling to my 
home in Yugoslavia." 

— Dejan Pujic 
senior, computer systems admin. 

"I'll be working at an Airforce base in 

Mass. doing painting." 

—Joel Nosek 

sophomore, graphic design 

I m taking my Ala. Romance (boyfriend) 
on an adventure to the Northwest to learn 
about liberated women vs. the Southern 

Belle. „ ^ , , 

— Dawn Gately 
junior, advertising 

"I'm going to use all my Southern Belle 

techniques to charm those Northwest 

men to be 'gents."' 

—Heather Gately 

freshman, occupational therapy 

discussing her heritage with facuily 
and students alitte. 

"She is very open.minded to dis- 
cussing our Native heritage from a 
Christian perspective," said Deiphi- 
na Rose. so|]homore family studies 
major. Rose is one of the 15-20 
Native American students on cam- 

Michaelis believes diat perspec- 
tive plays a big part in the role of 
diversity on our campus. She feels 
lliat students can't truly get to Itnow 
others by being "color blind." Site 
encourages them to accept and cel- 
ebrate tlieir differences. 

"Jesus was a radical inclusion- 
ist," Miciiaelis said. "We need to fol- 
kind and radically include 

people in our lives. We need a lot 
more diversity on campus. It's 
grown a lot since I've been here, but 
we have a long way to go." 

Colleagues say Michaelis has a 
unique approach to people different 
from hereelf. 

Carole Haynes says Michaehs 
shows a passion for diversity in her 

"She's very creative, innovative, 
uses new techniques and strategies 
in her classes, and is a very cannp 

"I'm working as a counselor and assistant 
craft director at Sunset Lake camp." 

— Kim Parker 
sophomore, elementary education 

"I am going to the General Conference 
office in Washington D.C. for an intern- 
ship. I'll be working on their Web page. 
— Hughes Hilton 
freshman, computer science 

Compiled by Debbie Battin 

J^i^Apnl 12,^1 

■ally got inspired to 
p the guitar in 8th 
at youth camp, 
se I thought 1 could 
p chicks if I could 
pla>, ihe guitar, Wlien I 
■ college I really 
legan to do more music. 
vas too nervous to sing 
front of people. When I 
tarted dating my wife, 
wanted me to sing up 
t for her. After that I 
larted to sing more. 
What is your mis- 


The Southern Accent • 7 

Kn interview with Andrew Peterson 

Andrew Peterson 
Has music always been 
issioQ for you? 
IVe been in love with 
jsic for as long as I can 
Does music 
iturally to you t 

Kissimmee, Fla. 

What was your major? Youth 

What was the best thing 
about college for you? The thing 

sors 1^1 .H ^."^'^„^^. P'-'^fes- '<^ve meeting people. 1 like it a lot. 

mons ScriDh^rP ?■ T"f ''" ^"' '^ ^^"^ ^^vice to the 

mons bcnpture loses its luster student body? Be flexible in life 
when you are used to Bible col- VVhat is memoi^hle about 


To glorify God using 
he talents He has given. 
Do you see yourself 

Intil further notice. I 
think I can do any- 
hing different. 

r'ou write all your songs! 
lost of them, but Gabe write: 
Gabe is a fantastic musician 
le has like a million songs in hi: 
How old are you? 26 
\Vhere did you go to college 
vent to a little Bible college ii 

played the piano. He was my 
biggest inspiration. I took piano 
lessons for 2 years when I was in 
elementary school. I play music by 
ear. 1 played around with every- 
thing and background in 
piano helped, 

Where did you to 

Centaal Michigan Uni- 
\ersit> and then later 
I ullsail Music College. 

How did you meet 
\ndrew Peterson? 
I was tlie chaperon at 
Jr High lock- 


the . 

Gabe Scott, Jamie Peterson and Andrew Peterson sang during 

Staff p^oto by Debbii 
Tbcsday, March 13. 

1 miss the the close fellow- 
ship with believers, and the 
accountability. College is a great 
haven-but that can be good or it 
can be bad. Sometimes 1 have a 
weird longing to hear the s 
and classes taught by me 
have studied the Scriptu 

leges that have good speakers, and this tour to SouUiern? 1 ate r 
sermons all the time. 

What is your advice i 

student body? gan 

Don't eat glass. How old are you? 25 

How long has music been a 

Gabe Scott part of your life? 
What is the best experience Since I was 5 yrs old. My Dad 

liinment After the pro- 
trnm we went in die back 
ind ended up playing 
musK while the kids did 
uhalevtr they wanted. 

How does playing 
Christian music affect 


ill's what I love. And 1 
n praise God al the 
me lime, and that's 
en belter. 

Have you always 

written songs or did 

you become inspired 

by joining Andrew 

Peterson? 1 always have enjoyed 

making up songs and playing 

around on the guitar, 1 always will 

write music. In the band I write 

more of the musical parts, and 

Andrew does more lyrics. ' 

Spiritual health warning: 
Beware of STDs in your walk 

"loxi Mabttnez 

.' J"»" what you are thinking. 
heard it all before. Tliis 
I be nothing new. 
■«», ■ ,",J11: ""^^"^ ^'■s different 
•« .»' STDs, the likes of which 
■■mieht have not heard of before, 
g sneak up on you while you 
you are having a good time 
" l»r wl„ch the healing is only 
*e power 

'»" Wking about sensory trans- 
fej^eeeptions. Before you dis- 
^ft warning as corny, read on. 
^^«l you spare may be your 

4"a* "'='^* ^P^rts are baf- 

taencans can't seem to stay 

mZ« f""™™=nt. People 

fthp^H*?; '""'"■ constantly 

" yet the stress levels of our 
S™:„V„'*''i^''. They call this 


■ltBtthe°^''™=- Could it 

WasaraT , '^ ^""^ manipu- 

"» iK^ " '^^^'^^ conspira- 
k«e,ve people, 

'-nnsnans would answer 

yes. In fact many people point to the 
rhythm and beats found in today's 
music to be the main power behind 
the deception. 

Others believe that Satan is 
using die media to subdy invade 
peoples' minds with his way of 
thinking. They point to the immoral 
allusions found in television pro- 
gramming and advertising and to 
postmodern ideologies that flood 

As a result, some would suggest 
staying away from any music with 
rhythm and beat lest your base pas- 
sions overcome you and you be 
swept away in sensory transmitted 

Others suggest the best way not 
to contract sensory transmitted 
deceptions is to be especially wary 
of the messages you hear or see in 
Uie media. Be careful of die real 
meaning and watch out for sublimi- 
nal messages, tiiey warn. 

AlBiough there are legitimate 
concerns within tiiese views on die 
media's role in the Great Controver- 
sy, the real power behind the 
enemy's use of Uie media goes often 
ignored. It is called tiie power of dis- 


This is why when you get on an 
airplane you hear a voice tiiat says 
"please turn off your cell phones, 
and electi-onic devices as it may 
interfere \vith the system of naviga- 
tion of die aircraft" 

As we ti^vei in our Christian 
walk, God is always ti-ying to com- 
municate widi us to keep us on the 
right padi. If there is interference 
tiiat causes die navigational insti-u- 
ments on an aircraft to malfunction, 
the results may be deadly. 

Likewise, our spiritual safety 
relies on clear communication with 
God. What important insti-uctions 
of direction could you be missing 
while your mind is hined into diings 
that are relatively of litUe impor- 

My challenge to you is to tune 
into God by adding more peace and 
quiet into your day. Fast from ttie 
television or the news. 

Turn off die radio on die dnve to 
class. Silence doesn't mean you 
have to say sometiiing. Get out in 
namre. Just listen. You may find out 
that God has been ti-ying to get a 
word in for tiie longest time. 

Hail God, Our Dictator 

By BiLiv Gager 

Shaka Zulu could not have been 
more proud. I recently sat in a room 
full ofsludentevangelists.l listened 
to the authority and power wielded 
by the president of Ghana. His 
name is R 0. Mensah, and when he 
put his hand up everyone was 
immediately silenced. His voice 
thundered when he spoke, witness- 
ing to the history of open-air evan- 
gelistic campaigns under his belt 

By God's grace, we completed 
the task in Ghana and finished faith- 
ful to our Lord's call. I learned to 
"yell it like it is" and to participate in 
earth-shaking call and response 
preaching techniques, 

This experience opened my eyes 
to see how our culture has pro- 
grammed us to operate in our 
Christianity. 1 now realize diat how I 
am accustomed to hear the gospel 
here in America is greatly influ- 
enced by our American culture. 
And I suggest that not aL of these 
programmed channels of gospel 
communication are helpful, no, nor 

The Ashanti people of Ghana are 
a people under authority. They even 
have a king, called "the Otumpho." 
meaning the all-powerftil one. He 

reigns side by side with Ihe elected 
government in Ghana, sharing 
political leadership. This King 
wears so much gold diat a servant 
must hold his arm when he shakes 
someone's hand. He is so regal and 
dignified that he rarely speaks 
directly to anyone. Everything is 
said through a translator. This way, 
if diere is any mistake made, it is 
blamed on the translator, for the 
King never makes a mistake. 

So what difference does this 
make to our Christianity? Do you 
subject yourself to the scrutiny of 
authoritative spiritual leaders? Do 
you obey the pastor or preacher as 
the authoritative voice of God, with- 
out offering your right to dialogue 
and to consider other options than 
radical obedience? 

Jesus said, "All authority in 
heaven and on earth has been given 
to Me" (Matthew 28:18). 

Jesus said of Himself, "[The 
Father] has given Him authority to 
execute judgment also, because He 
is die Son of Man" Gohn5:27). 

God's government is not a 
democracy, I suggest it is a dictator- 
ship. But because God is love. He is 
the only one that could ever be a 
righteous dictator. Nevertheless, 
He deserves — no, demands — our 
allegiance and service. 

Thursday, April [2m 

) lie OUUIllLH' J^'-'^-"" 


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Open your eyes 
City Commission 

There lias been a beer ordinance 
that has been talked aboul for some 
lime in CoUegedale. Proponents of 
the ordinance say we need lo legal- 
ize beer sales in this city so thai we 
can lure restaurants into this area 
so we can revamp our comatose 


i higher school bill for stu- 
Back to the ordinance. Tlie 

e that i 

stricter one that what Chattanooga 
or Ooltewah has. We would 
receive income from the incoming 
restaurants by two ways first by the 
p op ty ax y wou d a 
pa jnd nd by h quo 

Within a short time span this 
school has its two greatest opportu- 
nities to witness to the surrounding 

First tliere was Community Ser- 
vice Day last Wednesday. Tliat was 
a great success and a failure all in 
one. Carrie Garlick and others on 
S.A, did a great job organizing the 
event and getting ADRA to sponsor 

We applaud the more than 350 
people who did everything from 
cleaning offices for the Bridge 
Refuge Service to clearing under- 
brush at Chickamauga National 
Park. Tlie school got a rave review 
from a television station. 

However, it was a failure 
because only 350 people showed up 
out of 2,000 people in this school. 
Some had to work and others had 
legitimate excuses, but for the most 
part people didn't care. Tlial's s;« 
cause we can really witness during 
something like that. 

Mandy Shearer 
idvertising Manager 

Letters to the Editor 

Changing Community Service Day woulj 
encourage students to leave for weekend 

Southern has chances to witness 

WiUi the level of participation in 
Community Service Day now dip- 
ping below 20 percent of the under- 
graduate students, it is clear that 
the majority of students already see 
this as a vacation rather than a serv- 
ice opportunity. Most students find 
other things to do (many of them 
off-campus) even though they must 
be on campus on the day before 

Community Service Day and the 
day after. If we were to place this 
event on a Friday (thus allowing stu- 
dents enough time to drive home, 
spend a day with Mom and Dad and 
drive back), we know pretty well 
what would happen. This was, in 
fact, one of the reasons for selecting 
Wednesday in the first place. Put 
simply, those who don't show up for 

Community Service Day wheal 

scheduled on Wednesday woo 

here on Friday either and, i 

probability, the level of pardorf 

would decline even furdierifS| 

suggestion were adopi 

Yours sincerely, 

Donn W. Leatherman 

School of Religion 

Our greatest opportunity to wit- 
ness to the community is the Son- 
rise Pageant. Here we can show 
people about Jesus in a very realis- 
tic and in your face way. 

It's hard to get involved now that 
it's in a couple of days, but by being 
there you can lielii people under- 
stand all that was going on at that 

Another way of making sure this 
goes well is to respect it and not do 
anylliing to tarnish Uie message we 
are sending, lliis goes out to the 
participants as well. Last year a 
certain participant rammed a sol- 
diers head into the cross and 
caused him to bleed, and then later 
on he broke another person's nose. 

We need to utilize these oppor- 
tunities to wibiess and show what 
God means to us and how we can be 
benefited through knowing Him. 
Thank you for your participation in 
these events. 

Choir allowed much 
freedom in Europe 

I attended the European tour 
with the choirs over Spring Break 
and I have a comment about the 
article tliat ran in the Accent. 

Everyone is entitled to his or her 
own opinion, which is why I am 
sharing mine. It was stated, 'The 
only downfall of the trip was that Dr. 
Hanson didn't give the choir mem- 
bers the responsibility that they, as 
college students, deserved." I have 
to respond to this statement 
because for me it was totally off 
base from what I experienced and I 
am sorry Uiat anyone felt that way. 

Tliroughout the trip, my friends 
and I commented to each other on 
numerous occasions about how 
much freedom Dr. Hanson was triv- 

ing us. I have been In choirs for all 
four years of college, 2 years with 
Dr. Hanson, and I know a little bit 
about not being treated like an 
adult. I did not personally see any 
occasion on this trip where any of 
the adults were overbearing or 
treated us like children. We were 
given much more freedom than I or 
any of my friends could have ever 
imagined. 1 respect Dr. Hanson for 
the responsibility he gave us on this 
trip, even if many times we weren't 
deserving of it. And as for my 
friends and me, we love him and 
will miss him greatly next year. 
Judy Prosser 

Good editorial 
on election 

As a board member ofSo'*! 
I am sent your paper an" JL 
received the March 22 a«d»J 
29 edidons. I want to coiW 
you on your editor in the 
issue referring to the Co» 
election. It took '»"«' |,| 
the editorial and to pn» ■ 
me right tiling to da «^ 
editor's name and her 
bers- names are listed. 

I would encourage y I 
your publication to mv*'^ 
dent body in local polio* J 
B«e, work and stop in , I 
for most of the yea'- 
should be active citizens 

""Keep up fl.e eoo^^^is 
W. T. McGhinnis 

, Apnl V2/2001 


Less Rice, 
More Pasta 

Tliere are a lot of major issues 
n, debating right now, many of 
-hich could be used as articles. 

should George W. Bush 
apologize for that 
plane crash in China 
to ease the standoff 
with China?* 

Second, what 
does global warming 
mean for the future 
of tliis planet?** 

Should Col- 

legedale pass liquor 
'the drink?*'* 

These are all issues that will 
ive their day. But right now, I want 
talk about cafe food. 
Cafe food, in general, is some- 
ling we tolerate. What else are we 
DJng to do? Mom and Dad pay for 
ft, so we all just try and endure as 
much as we can while we save our 
money for the beacon that we call 
Taio Bell. 

I've sat through enough senate 
meetings where it was explained 
thai Southern's cafeteria is losing 
muney already and can't afford to 
lower the bill, so I'm not going to 
arpie that point 

But there is one day, one magi- 
cal day, when the cafe is not 
scorned, and not simply tolerated. 

1 can almost taste it now . . . pasta 
day. The spaghetti, the ravioli, ah, 

the white s. 

Tliis is what I was looking fni 
ward to this past Thursday, a breal 
from class, a break from respniisj 
bilities, a break from rice . . . when 
visited the cafeteria for luncti 
came to the front of the line and 1 
saw . . . eggplant? 

Is this some kind of sick joke? 
Yeah, they had some other kind of 
pasta there that day ... but there 
was no ravioli . . . this is a crime 
against the Southern tradition! This 
is a threat to our way of life! 

Next time you want to alter a 
standing Southern institution, hold 
Vespers on Thursday and Convoca- 
tion on Friday ... or something. 

Furthermore, if the cafeteria 
served ravioli every other meal and 
rice once a week, instead of the 
other way around, you'd get more 
business! Expense might increase, 
but more people would enjoy the 
cafe, rather than simply tolerate it. 

Southern demands more! 

Southern demands quality! 

Southern demands more pasta, 
and less rice! 


*Why not? 

**Jesus is coming. 

"**rm thinkin' yeah. 

MRob York is a junior mass com- 
munication major from Tennessee. 
He can be reached at rjyork@soutli- 

Tlic Soutliem Accent • 9 

Is this still Southern • 
Matrimonial College? 

■^nj, "nfor'Serin';,,! ."T '^ f" education, right? Ok, truU,: the giris inkW to Have a 
Snidhnn for? Senously. I ve heard Yes. most of us girls have been Tltafs a big difference fro 
brought up with e 

big difference from our par- 
h«r«f^. 1, » -^o ■- -r -." aernally-influ- ents' generation, where most fami- 
sh!, 1 enced vision of our knight on a lies had three to five. ITie national 
tnatohso scary sen- white horse-or maybe just a white trend now, also, is toward smaller 
the only rea- dress accompanied by hundreds of families-which makes sense since 
son I came to South- guests and a dark handsome catch space to raise a large family is 
ern is to find a waiting for us at the end of an aisl^ becoming scarce (and those mini- 
KRISl IN msert spousal sex as the fairy tale to top all fairy tales, vans are getting so expensive!). So, 
STAGG f '" . . ^^ '^^^ ^^^f"^ ^""^ the kids, two or barring a multitude of kid-crazed 
Btffglltf^ftTfBWl And It used to three at least. And the white picket husbands to change these girls' 
shock me. But the fence. And the minivan. Am I get- minds, it seems that birthrates are 
older I get, the less horrifying it ting too domestic for you yet? Well, in for a pilfali. In fact the census 
seems. Most of us do go to college it's too much for me. so let's move shows Uie population iii the US at a 
^vith findmg that "someone" as part on, shall we? plateau, and Uie national birthrates 
of the long term plan, nght along So what did I Qnd out? Well- follow suit, 
with tiie climb to that corner office first, the average age at which most Ok. So let's be honest This is 
and stock options. I doubt any of of the women expect to be married, Southern Adventist University. And 
you can tell me you never gave a 24, is quite a bit higher tiian that of though the name has changed since 
second thought to the jumpstart our moUiers, most of whom were the forthcoming nickname was 
your social life would get in college about 21 when they lied the knot, attached to our fair campus, let's 
- and for good reason, because Can you imagine that? I. personally, face it; it is still the prime factory 
what's after college? Well, ok, lots am one montii from being tlie age for happy coupling - "Soutliern Mat- 
of stuff, but it's a whole lot harder to my mother was when she got mar- rimonial College." Tliis school was 
find somebody with similar inter- ried. EW! I mean, don't get me christened with that name way back 
ests and beliefs once you're out in wrong, I AM one of tliose afore- when; before our parents graduated 
the big bad workforce. Just ask mentioned girls planning for the and moved on into wedded bliss, 
your older unmarried siblings. You white dress and the minivan (well, But I tliink we all know-and it's pret- 
know what I'm talking about. probably something more like a ty apparent based on the above-that 
This campus is brimming with 4runner, actually) but not NOW. I the apple hasn't fallen too far from 
long-term family planners, so why am soooo not on that page. And the the tree. We still want the white 
not find out how they plan on affect- stats from this survey, as well as the dress, the toddlers, the picket fence 
ing the population?! So I surveyed national averages, make it pretty and, the, urn, suburban? But is that 
100 women here at Southern to find clear that no one else my age is really so bad? 
out. either However, a much larger per- 
Now guys, 1 know you're curi- centage (95% to be exact) of the 
ous, so don't pretend you're not women here at Southern plai and 
'■ Kristin Stagg is a senior biolo- 

I'm well aware that most of you getting married than the national gy major from Florida. She can be 

have it in your head that every giri average (73%) shows actually do.* 

here is only here for one reason — a Ok. so what about kids? Most of 

reached at 



et's change the channel— we don't like the Olserfs 

Hrst of all, 1 know the only good 

;" ■" of this is that I will 

■t this off my chest. 

ng day of work and 
studies, sometimes 
one likes to sit down 
in front of the televi- 
sion and unwind. 
^VTio knows, maybe 
iuck back a few 
rasperry ice cream 
mango banana pas- 
sionfruit slushes and 
a gyro with extra 

ffo nght along with it 
l^el!, such was the case the other 
'JJ'e were all sitting around in 
.'V room in the Student Center, 

J'"g a grand old time watching 

Fjy Feud (circa 1985) and were 

fhappy as clams. Then 

s in Ihe room, turns it to Fox 

y and then locks the shelf. 

I^nbeknownst to me, it says in 

jndebooks that the Olsen Twins 

be on the TV at all times. 

"ler It be Full House, one of 

their great cinematic masterpieces 
or one of their new sitcoms. 

Second of all, I'm not implying 
that I was mad at the desk worker, 
she was doing her job and I can't kill 
the messenger; it wouldn't be pru- 

So I thought about it a while, and 
came to a conclusion. I had no right 
to even be a little bit annoyed. It's 
not like we're all mature adults, jug- 
gling jobs, tuition, study time. etc. 

Then I remembered that we are 
coming to this school for free, 
absolutely no charge. I mean it's not 
like we're shelling out tiiousands of 
dollars to take just one class, so why 
should we have any privileges, even 
the ones that minute? 

The point is. no one in that room 
wanted to see the adorable Mary 
Kate and Ashley switch places in 
order to make someone fall in love 
with someone else, so one twin can 
finally escape a lifelong slay at an 
orphanage run by alcoholic nuns 
and be witli the opposite twin who 

lives with their real father, a bilLon- 
aire who invented Post-it notes. 

We were not watching Tales 
From the Crypt or the Playboy 
Channel. We were watching Family 
Feud. True, the gameshow host did 
kiss all the female contestants in the 
mouUi. but it was hardly of any 
moral degredation. 

If it was to sheild us. the lot of 
innocents, from the filth and cor- 
ruption of modern entertainment, 
then so be it, but such is not the 

After a while, I wandered down 
to Taige Hall basement and 
checked the TV schedule. 

Monday 9;00 p.m.— FX. 

If TV is on a different channel 
than posted. TV will be turned off. 
have a great day 

The movie that was playing was 
a classic from 1987. It was packed 
witli stars such as Carl Weathers. 
Jesse The Body" Ventura, and of 
course, Arnold Schwartzeneggar. 

Yes. I'm talking about "Preda- 

tor." That lovely movie where the 
platoon of commandos go into the 
South American jungles and fry to 
rescue Uie hostages that are being 
kept by a bunch of ruthless terror- 
ists. They go in and kill the whole 
lot of them, quite exaggeratedly. 
and no one even gets a scratch. 

Of course they manage to find a 
lone survivor, a beautiful dark 
skinned, dark haired seniorita. 

But is that the end of the movie? 
Oh no, as they're wandering around 
in the woods, the commandos are 
getting picked off one by one, but 
not before finding a helicopter that 
crashed into the frees and the bod- 
ies of the crew members hanging in 
the b-ees, minus their skin. 

Of course they make each deatii 
scene in good taste, Jesse Uie Body 
gets shot in Uie chest wiUi a deaUi 
ray, leaving a hole the size of a med- 
icine ball in his torso. Carl Weathers 
gets his arms blown off, (while he's 
still alive, mind you) some oUier 
unlucky fellow gets shot in the head 

;iUi another hiser gun, and you s 
where I'm going wiUi tliis. 

Of course Arnold is the only one 
left after a short while, the seniorita 
manages to escape somewhere safe- 
ly, but Arnold must show off his 
skills and beat Uie evil hunter. 

He somehow manages to make a 
bow and arrow (complete with 
exploding tips) wiUi noUiing but 
sticks, leaves, and vines. (Stuff like 
that would make even MacGyver 
proud) Of course Arnold wins and 
the helicopter appears and Uiey all 
live happily ever after. 

My petition; would it hurt to 
have a TV designated for Uie shows 
people want to see? 

Have a nice day. SouUiern. 

religion major from Florida. He c 

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Tlie Soutliem Accent • 1 1 

Reasons to be glad 
it's soccer intramurals 

5. Better excuse to be rude to people on the track 
4. Wright Hall staff/faculty get to see sunlight 
3. Something else for GymMasters to do in spandex 
2. No more nondiverse sports like hockey 
1- Real referees for the playoffs 

Golf tip of the week 

'With spring just around the corner 

don't expect too much from your 


^0 remember to warm up first, to 

avoid any injuries. After a long mn- 

'er break it may take awhile to get 

your swing in gear." 

Chad Watkins 

Hockey champions ^ 

crowned in intramurals 

Last week brought this year's 
floor hockey season to an end. 
Team Canada faced off in the final 
game against the Black Bears. 
whose upset of the Faculty team 
placed them in the finals. For tJie 
third year in a row Team Canada 
can claim dominace in their divi- 
sion, despite vigilant goal play by 
Devon Howard. Team Gym-Master 
fresh off of their home-show 
capped off an impressive season. 
After losing their first game tliey 
continued on to an undefeated 
streak all the way through the 

finals, even witli the loss of fresh- 
man defender Josh Schutt to a dis- 
located ankle and the use of "older 
legs". The Gym-Masters surge into 
the lead by the ever consistent play 
ft"om Shaun and Jerry DeGrave 
defeated Team Nutt for the second 
time to take home the champi- 
onship in their division. 

The RA team shut out their 
opponents in their final game 
thanks to a shut out by Ted Struntz, 
RA Goalie. The game was plagued 
with penalty as emotions ran high 
in tliis final game. In the women's 
division Team Kerr came away with 
tlie ivin as botli Kerr's brought their 
3 Uie floor. 

Athletes of the week 


missed an incredible 

performance by Slnaun 

"Digger" DeGrave. With 

3 goals, Shaun showed 

the true meaning of 

'pressure offense' and 

led the Gym-Masters to 

the championship. fHe 

was an inspiration even 

to the other team. "He 

had the game of his 

life," said Troy 

^, , ,_ Ondrezek, "and I 

Those of you who ^ , . ■ . 

. , , r, . enioyed playing against 

missed the B league . . ' ,; f" ' « » 

championship game 


Monday, April 9th 
showed the opening of 
soccer season. Who wi 
be this season's 
heroes? Jevon Roberts 
made his bid Monday 
night with true leader- 
ship on the field. 
Leading Team Watson 
to a 4 - nil victory over 
Team Sargent, Jevon 
perfectly orchestrated a 
selfless game, feeding 
his teammates and 
even scoring a goal 
himself. Stay tuned for 
the rest of the season, 

and since soccer is 
about teamwork, look 
for the unselfish player 
to shine through. 


Thursday, April 12 ' 

Merlin Wittenberg 

Degrees: Master of Education 
in Educational Administration 
from University o( Arliansas. sec- 
ondary area was Educational 

Main task: Administrator for 
the WebCT program, facilitate the 
production of online learning 
courses and materials and the 
training of instructors and stu- 
dents in the use of WebCT. 

How long he's worked at 
Southern; 16 years. 

Anecdotal experience: One 
night about U p.m. I decided to 
call it a night and go back to my 
motel room but was impressed 
that 1 should make one more visit. 
1 reasoned thai it was loo late (I 
usually did not make a call after 
!ip.m), but the feeling Ihat I would 
br (ailiiin rny job if 1 did not call on 
this family was so great 1 hiid lo 
go. I)y the lime 1 found llie home it 
was about Ih-ir, anil ves llierr was 

Staff photo by Brittany Robson 
Merlin Wittenberg administrates the WebCT program at 
Southern and works with online learning courses and materials. 

a liglil 

to sei:k llie 
; on the door, 
led and wait- 
is just about 

V usual iuti 
nil Soiillier 
, and before 

whole family invited me in and told 
me that they had been on their 
knees praying that the Ltird would 
send tliem someone from South- 
ern but did not believe it would 
happen so fast. It was a tremen- 
dous feeling lo know that you were 
where (lod wanted you lo be at 
tlial moment. 

Is this what ho thought he'd 
be doing for a living when he 
was little? No. (I wanted to be a) 


Where he squeezes his 
toothpaste: The empty end. of 

Non-work-related hobbies: 

Grandchildren, hiking, walking, 
camping, woodworking, digital 
photography, making people 

Favorite food: Salad, spaghet- 
ti, and cookies, not nessarily in 
that order. 

Dean Scott 

Degrees: Bachelor of Science 
IVlcvision I'rodiiclion. 198fi. Fci 

ris Slate University, Bii- RripirN 
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description of liini: What 

Staff photo by Brittany Robson 
Deiin Scotl teaches niuUi media, video post production and inter- 
iiclivc media in the School of Visual Art and Design at Southern. 

MIT makes materials 
available for free on Webl 


star^" (really, lluil\ mi<- w.inl with 
just 11 syllaMrsl ^;riii -, (tK , , . 
how about, "(iiMlii ali'd"? 

Where he squeezes his 
toothpaste: Tlie bottom, of 
coiii>^e , . . it's llie ONLY logical 
place. Tlie physics of science and 
Newton's l^ws of Inertia dictate 
that if you squeeze in the middle, 
half the stuff squishes to the back 
and forces the folded end to re-fill 

... not very efficient at all as you 
Ihcn liave to sciueeze the stuff 
back out of the end and fold it up 
again. :-) 

Non-work-related hobbies: 
Not really... my work is my hobby. 
But. one of these days, I'm gonna 
buy an ulh-aliKht plane aRain, 1 had 
one \2 yrs ago. but had to sell It. 1 
really miss flying in an open-air 
tubular aluminum frame. 

CD currently in his CD play- 
en Four albus by Twila Paris, one 

Favorite food: Usually any- 

; fresh 

thing with tomato 
strangely enough I 

His last words: 1 love my wife 
of 17 years. Zoe Marie, my three 
teen-aged daughters. Stephanie, 
Sharayah. and Tanira, the Sci-Fi 
Channel, really fast computers, 
cool 3D software, the internet, big 
summer thunderstorms, and the 
God that made all these things, 
Who gave me His Son, Jesus, to 
buy back my freedom from my 

MIT {Massachusettes Instititute 
of Technology) is planning a project 
to put most of its coursework up on 
the web over the next ten years. All 
their notes, simulations, videos of 
lectures, problem sets, exams and 
syllabi will be online for free. MIT 
charges $26,000 a year in tuition. 
This has potential to change the 
face of education. 

Other universities are pushing 
to market their courses to the Inter- 
net masses for revenue. In fact. 
Southern's School of Business is 
offering eleven Masters courses in 
management online. The difference 
between this and MIT is that MITs 
courses are basically an audit The 
student gets no college credit for 
them, whereas the business cours- 
es offered at Southern will actually 
go towards a student's Masters. 

MIT hopes to offer almost all of 
its 2.000 courses at the cost of $100 
million. One advantage of this new 
system is that professors from 
other colleges and universities 
around the world could use this 
information to further enhance 
their presentation of the material. 

MITs website said that the pi 
ect will be called MIT OpenCoul 
Ware (MIT OCW). Participatio7 
MIT faculty in MIT OCW wiUl 

The initiative is to begin withl 
two-year pilot program to put mij 
rials from more than 500 courssl 
the Web, work to be done by a 
bination of professional staff a 
teaching assistants. 

All the posted cou 
united in one electronic plJ 
allowing students to si 
flow into each other, to searcti | 
whole repository and to jur 
one to the next when they ci 
erence each other. 

MITs president Charles M.V 
says "Our central value i 
and the human experience of [ai| 
ty working with students ii 
rooms and laboratories, and i 
dents learning from each other, ^ 
the kind of intensive e 
we create in our residential uiA 
sity. I don't think we are giving ai 
the direct value, by any meant 
we give to students." 

Vest added. "But I think w 
help other institutions around I 

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Festival Studios staff on home stretch Page 3 

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The Southern Accent 


ThuLsiliU', April 19, 2001 

About 9,500 view final days 
of Christ at SonRise pageant 

An estimated 9,500 people attended the 
SiMiRise resurrection pageant held at 
Southern Adventist University last Sabbath. 

Soutliern students joined efforts with 
the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist 
Lliurch to put on the sbitli annual pageant, 
ii series of scenes that takes viewers 
lliriiugh the last week of the life of Christ. 

"Ifs a good experience," said B.J. 
Champen, a junior wellness management 
major who participated as part of the "mob" 
at Pilate's Judgment Hall. "It's so real; die 
crowd gets into it. It's a blessing to see little 
kids tliinking diat's actually Jesus." 

The pageant takes viewers to various 
spots on Southern's campus where they can 
watch reenactments from die last week of 
Jesus' life on earth. Tlie pageant started at 
the Collegedale Church, where there was a 
skit depicting the state of the world, and an 
fulliusiaslic young man in character invit- 

s lo " 

; Satan, tormenU Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane during 

Kruni ihi- church, the play followed 
;il()[iK the promenade, circled around 
Wright Hall, crossed over University Drive, 
and ended with the resurrecdon scene in 
lies RE. Center. 

Kach tour through the play lasted about 
iwo hours, and they started every 30 min- 
ulfs from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some actors 
stayed with a particular scene all day, while 
nlher actors, such as Jesus and the disci- 
IjIi's. were unique to each group of viewers, 
ir;iveling with them during the entire play. 

According lo Sherrie Williams, assistant 
director of the pageant, more than 300 
Soutliern students pardcipated in acting 
roles in the play. Tliis does not count those 
students who helped behind the scenes or 

See SonRisi 

1 page 2 

Wiew Southern expected 
draw largest crowd ever 


fc fh '^' '''™™ Southern is expected 
» uie largest group since its beginning 
N«rf ^5';v'*='m'ssions officiaJs said. 
2^\ """"eh school seniors are visiting 
■rira.ri™""*' *'s weekend, saidVictor 
„t '"■ ■""■«"<"■ of admissions and recruit- 

•<« to be confused wiUi View Souther 

pSbc b x " ^'^*' '**'"" =™i°^ ^«™* 
fe oIh ..'"'°°''=' ^"""^ school or ac 
,^"^de the Southern Union. 
""«ral years ago we realized that 

: leaving out an important 

recruitment," Czerkasij said. 

Through advertisement in Soutiiern Tid- 
ings and requests marked on ACT and SAT 
tests. Preview Southern focuses on a new 
audience. Some of that audience will include 
shidents from Great Lakes, Shenandoah Val- 
ley, and Spring Valley Academies. 

The visitor's 24-hour stay will begin witii a 
campus tour Thursday afternoon and end 
with lunch on Friday Housing will be in local 
Hampton Inn and Fairfield tan rather tiian 
the dorms. 

"We're trying not to impose upon students 

yet again," said Cz erkasij. "We're working to 

See Preview on page 2 

Student missionaries to be 
dedicated at Friday vespers 

The Annual Shident Missions/Task Force 
Dedication vespers will be happening this Fri- 
day night at 8 p.m. There will be 107 Student 
Missionaries and Task Force volunteers ded- 
icated. Marius Asaftei, junior theology major 
and Collegiate Missions Club director, will be 
the speaker. Asaftei served as a SM in 
Guyana. South America. Cayana Brown, who 
will be serving as a Task Force volunteer at 
ML Ellis Academy, will be getting baptized. 
All the former SM's and Task Force volun- 
teers will light candles for diose going out. 
Immediately following will be a reception for 

the family and friends of those who will be 
going to serve. 

Those who are going to be SM's and Task 
Force volunteers filled out a form about why 
they are going. David Smith, a junior dieolo- 
gy major, plans to go to New Zealand and be 
an Assistant Pastor. He says the reason he 
wants to go is because he wants "to give back 
to God what He has given to me." Carin 
Orange, a senior non-profit major, will be ! 
teaching children in Falau. She wrote, "We 
are His hands and feet. ..and if we don't go, 
viiiQ will? Service is a privilege." 

The vespers service is just one of the 

things in the series oi' events that will sbike 

See Missionaries on p^e 2 

Tliursday, April 13, V(|i|| 

I COTONOU, Benin — Puzzlea author- 
ities tried 10 determine wliether a ferry 
that pulled into port Tuesday was a ship 
suspected ol smuggling cbtld slaves that 
was believed wandering for days in 
Africa's Gull of Guinea. The arriving ship 
carried women and children — but appar- 
enUy not the dozens of captives officials 
bad expected. The U.N. children's fund 
kept up an alert lor tbe possibility that 
there was a second ship actually carrying 
the slaves that might try to dock some- 
where along the western African coast. 

■ BEUING — U.S. negotiators arrived 
Tuesday for talks aimed at winning the 
return of a spy plane held by China alter a 
mid-air collision with a Chinese lighter jet. 

■ WASHINGTON — The Bush adminis- 
tration is upholding regulations issued in 
the last weeks of Bill Clinton's presidency 
reriuiring thousands more businesses to 
report their releases of toxic lead into the 
environment, adminislration officials said 
Tuesday. Tlic officials said an announce- 
ment on the decision would be made by 
lil'A admlnistfator Chrislie Wllitman. 

■ JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippians 
will decide Tuesilay whether to keep the 
slate's 1894 nag featuring the Confederate 
emblem or tu adopt a new flag that 
replaces tin- controversial symbol. A poll 
taken last month by 'Hie Associated Press 
anil other news organizations suggests 
voters are poised to reject any change in 
today's referendum. 

■ WASHINGTON — Federal emergency 
officials are preparing for a U.S. outbreak 
of foot-and-mouth disease, a prospect they 
see as highly likely. FEMA official Bruce 
Baughman said the plana call for b-ealing 
an outbreak much the same as a natural 
disaster, in which states take primary 


villi the 


Continued from page 

families fi-om the Collegedale church that par- 

""Ctations lor the pageant began 
months ago. Actors, especially those with 


Continued from page 1 

accommodate both the visitors and the stu- "' t^„ Rlckiood, Tenn, confirmed his 

dents.- .„ . decision to attend Southern dunng last 

TheStudentAssociationofficerswdlshare ^'™J„ _ 

testlmoniesoftheirSouthemexpenencewith » ^^^^^^^ ^^^^ welcomed by Southern 

visitors Thursday evening aboard the bourn- ^^^^^^ ^^ .^^ admissions team treated 

„rt mmsi im" .. audition for fheu- parts. 
"cXes:nd sets started coning togeth- 
er about a week prior to the pageant 

m Sunday before the pageant, the stege 
forllas. supper wasset up andftefollow^ 
ing day the resurrechon scene m les was 
SIrted Some scenes, Uke the marketplace 
TZ promenade, did not undergo work 

because we've done the same program the 
fasX years, but why change when the 
results are so good?- Czerkasij said. 

Attracting students from home school pro 
grams is one of those positive results. 

until last Friday. 

This year there were 12 tours performed 
one more than last year. The unticketed 2 
p.m. performance attracted so many pe„pi I 
that the producers decided to split the groui 
in two to avoid havmg audience members a 
crowded that they wouldn't be able to se. 
some of the scenes. 


On Friday, an academic forum will mtro- 
duce visitors to deparOnent heads and admin- 
istration members. Music auditions and a 
financial aid workshop will also be available 
for prospective students interested in earning 
scholarship money 

"Some people say we're not creative 


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real person. 'Hiey listened to my 
needs and showed real concern." 

Another home school graduate, Ann Light, 
hadn't even planned on attending coUege 
before visiting Southern last sprmg. Light 
prayed all the way from Ohio to Southern, 
asking God for signs. 

"I said 'Alright, Lord, if you want me to go 

. . ; and set up signs I would look for." U^h, 
said. "One of them was a scholarship." 

Ijght qualified for scholarship money after 
her music audition. That wasn't the only thing I 
that convinced her. ' 

There was an emphasis on God's will, 
light said. "The people here weren't pushy. 
they wanted me to make the best decision." 'l 

■^e're not perfect," Czerkasij said in reM 

erence to the recruitment staff. "But I tl 

when all is smd and done and the doors clos^ 
in these offices, our hearts are still aware th^ 
we are here to lift up Jesus Christ" 

And how has Southern done in meetingB 
the expectations of last year's recruits? 

"Southern has been even better than 1 
thought it would be," Ught said. 

=" future Stvl's with the reality of their soon 
adventure. Come support 
= God and oth- 

2002-2002 Student Missionaries 

April Sjobocn 


jon Wcigley 

Czech Republic 
Marty Paige 
Icrry Wasmct 


land won lw,> I'ulii/.i 

induiliiin |>nhl M. 

tion of syslniiaiu in 

Immigration and Nalii 

Other double winners were the Chicago I 

Tribune, Tlie New York Times and Tlip | 

Wall Sh-eet Journal. 

■ LA CROSSE, Wis. — Tlie bloated I 
Mississippi River kepi residents of four | 
slates on edge as it slowly c 

bunks and Ihrcakaifd lt> 

bii;il ami bai^ic li-affic, 
a in wi'slrrn Wisconsin | 
e of emergency. 

■ ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A k-deral judge 
ruled that lii.ns liavr a roiislid 
riKbllollNAl-Miivi; .mil mtlfii-.l Vi 
authorilii's lu iillmv llu u-sls un ,i ci 
ed rapist wlu' ilaiiiis he's imuia-n 
decision, which offers felons another I 
avenue into fedcr-1 courts tlirough civil 
rights litigation, is believed to be the first | 
of its kind in the country. 

■ BRUSSELS, Belgium — Tlie jury w 
selected Tuesday in a landmark trial of | 

1 four Rwandans who face murder charge; 
in the lullings of Tui?,\s during tlie 1994 I 

I genocide, th.e 'nial is expected to last at \ 

\ least six weeks. 

Greg Edge 

I Evie Glass 

I Jennifer lladnw 

Mall Harlow 
Jennifer Hasly 
Brian Kuhlman 
Christy Latta 
Reed Rieardi 
Gary Roberts 
Michael Salhany 
leremy Smith 
Eddie Vargas 


Natasha Hildcbran 
Dioxi Martinez 

Fawna Ellcr 

Scott Afton 
joe LaCom 
Mike Messervy 

Ada Garcia 

lacob Mertins 
Ann Mosher 
Laura Weber 

Mary Campbell 
Riley Cochran 
Lisa Pcdusenko 
Emily Flolimann 
Matthew Hefner 
Randy Maddox 
Mike McCarly 

Nathan Nickel 


Jennifer DeGrave 


Melissa Mullen 


Bryan Halverson 

New Zealand: 

Jamey Houghton 

David Smith 

Michael Isidro 

Tom Knutson 


Bradley Morris 

Mike Hagan 


Evan inman 

Daniel Santa Cru 

leremy Malin 

Sharia McHenry 


Eiren Mounce 

Sandra Higgins 

Sonya Overton 

jade Pence 

Jennie Sherman 



Luke Hamilton 

Cheryl Fuller 

Erin Narburger 


Becky Seeley 

Sarah Sydnor 



Cherilh Clark 

Patrick Abler 

Heather Meliti 

Carin Orange 


Luke Self 

Erik Owen 

Melissa Willey 

Korwren Wurstle 


Zack Pratt 

Papua New Guinea: 

lustin Carris 


Kristen Merritt 


Roberi Merritt 

Claudia Vargas 

YoMary Rivera 

Doug Beardsley 
Amy Duman 
Christine Jenson 
Morgan Kochenower 
Heidi Roberts 
Karin Seeley 

Jonathan Felrick 
Kristi Sigsworth 

Task Force: 

Josh Bartholomew 
Cayanna Brown 
Karen Corbin 
Dana Finley 
Leslie Francis 
Katie Grant 
Tiffany Harris 
Sally Haviland 
Melissa O'Neil 
Mindy Smith 
Anthony Southard 
josh Stafibrd 
Michelle Trombley 
Miranda Weigley 
Sunda Willison 
Michelle Younkin 

Inside the Accent 

Campus News 3 

1 Features 8 

Religion lo 

Science \\ 

Editorial \2 

I Opinion 13 

1 Sports 15 

\'ol. .1!) No. 2,) 


y, April 19,2001 
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views of Southern Adventist U™"^™^ 
Seventh-day Adventist Church, or tne 

The Southern Accent is the official stu- 
dent newspaper of Southern Adventist 
University and is published each Thurs- 
day during tlie school year with the excep- 
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All signed opinions are those of the 
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I 2000 The 

Souths* I 



Class offered to 
educate future SMs 

By Kristen Snyman 

Wendi- Voth came back Iroin 
her lO-month mission expenentp 
as a student missionary in Bolni i 
with a great deal more than expt- n 
ences and souvenirs. She is faLed 
daily with the illnesses she caught 

From the mosquitoes she got 
three types of malaria and from 
unclean water and uncooked meat 
she got parasites. While the ill 
nesses are treatable, both thr 
malaria and the parasite medicim 
counteract against each other led\ 
ing her worse off than before 

Every night she suffers from 
fevers and every 6 months she sut 
fers a serious attack of malana 
Every month the parasites caube 
her to gain or loose 30 pounds 

"I have a lot of clothes m differ 
ent sizes because I never know 
where I'll be," she said. 

Wendi has gained a total of 
about 75 pounds from the para 
sites. She bikes 15 miles every 
other day, drinks plenty of water 
and tries to eat extremely healthy, 
but nothing is working. 

"I eat a lot of garlic," she said, 
explaining that it helps get rid of 
the worms. She also got what the 
natives call "mariposa," where a 
moth crawls underneath the skin 
and lays eggs. Every month or so 
she gets four of five boil-like blis- 
ters on her upper legs, where the 
babies then dig their way out. 

The doctor she went to in 
Michigan, who was a specialist, 
had never heard of mariposa and 
therefore felt he couldn't help her. 
Wendi finds that when she eats 
healthfully, the condition gets 
worse, which she hopes means 
they're ^jetting flushed out. 

Tv.- I(rarned to live with these 
JInrssi's. If I had the chance to go 
back, Td do it in a second," she 

Staff photo Brittany Rubsun 


Before leaving for Bolivia she 
went to her local department of 
health. She was inoculated for hep- 
atitis, among other things. Accord- 
ing to Voth, the doctor said that 
there were no reported cases of 
malaria in Bolivia, and therefore it 
'-would be better for her not to take 
^e malaria pills because pro- 
Jbnged use could lead to serious 
side effects such as hearing loss. 

But there are some things 
future missionaries can learn from 
Voth's experience. She said she ate 
uncooked meat in order to be 
polite to the natives. 

But Judy Winters, who pre- 
pares Southern's future SM's on 
how to stay well, says this is a big 

no-no. Safety comes first,, then 

Voth also drank unfiltered 
water. Winters, as well as the text- 
book "Passport to Mission" given 
to future SM's, gives many meth- 
ods for water purification, from 
boiling to bleaching. 

When asked about the danger 
of drinking bleach. Winters said, 
"Bleach, in that amount, doesn't 
hurt you and it can be found about 

Winters asks many former SMs 
what they have learned to pass on 
to the next SMs that will be going 

I. the ; 

, She I 

important for future SMs to learn 
from those who have already been 

SMs take a class with Winters 
before they leave for their destina- 
tions. In the class, Winters talks a 
great deal about prevention and 
finding out ahead of time what pre- 
cautions to take. She also does a 
great deal of emotional health, 
which if not in good condition, can 
. take you down physically. 

The question to ask yourself, 
Winters says, is " the long run. 
how am I going to be most affec- 
tive?" Things that are unique to 
certain locations, such as the 
"mariposa", may be locally treated. 
It is important to get tO'know the 
local people and find out local 
treatments that doctors at home 
might not even know about. Wm- 

Tht; Soutlieni Ac 

Festival staff 
preparing ^ 

By Scott Damazo 

^j vivWrftfr 

More tlian 1800 slides, numer 
ous video clips, a live band, distri- 
bution of yearbooks, and. of course, 
free sfrawberries will all be part of 
the 2001 Strawberry Festival, what 
Volker Henning, dean of the School 
of Journalism and Communication 
and sponsor of tlie Festival, calls a 
multi-media review of the year. 

Tlie Festival will take place on 
April 29 at Memorial Auditorium in 
Chattanooga. It will start at 8p.m., 
but tliere will be music at a pre- 
show 45 minutes eariier. 

Memorial Auditorium is a new 
venue for the Festival. In years 
past, it has been held in Illes Physi- 
cal Education Center. 

This year, however, Wes Hall, 
Festival Studios director, decided 
that he would hold tlie event in a 
place that would offer "better seats. 
more room (onstage, and to hand 
out yearbooks)" and less effort in 
setting up for the show. 

"We won't have to turn the gym 
into a thKiter." said Hall'. 

' Since tlie beginning of the 2000- 
2001 academic year, there have 
been between 20 and 30 photogra- 
phers helping to accumulate" pic- 
tures for Strawberry Festival. After 
being carefully selected based on 
quality and interest, there are now 
between 1800 and 2000 slides on 
their way to next Sunday's show. 

The show, as Hall describes it. is 
"a time to look back on the year, 
pick up a yearbook, [and get) free 
strawberries with your friends." 

Hal! expects that the show will 
be well attended. 

"Freshmen don't always knpw 
what it is, but I think that diose'who 
have been before will definitely 
want lo go again," he said. 

In order to receive a yearbook 
after the show, students must show 
both their yearbook and ID cards. 
Yearbook cards may be picked up 
at the reception desk in Wright 

The word from the street: The vege-beat 

fnday, April 6 

^^ ■ --i^ p.m.: Found people at the 

m-^ (.-(jurts. Officer informed 

^.1 ^'^ ^^ ^""^ts close at Sun- 

Fnday night. Officer 

1 to leave and they com- 

asked thi 

aiwJ'?^P-™"^e'i''^le Accident 

^ ^^nght Hall 

Per5nn:-^''"--0fficf^'- asked the 

S ^''^"''"ti^g literature to 
^ ^^^ since it had nnt h.^n 

approved by administration. 

3:06 p.m.: Officer spoke with 
two In-line skaters and asked them 
to put on proper safety equipment 
before continuing skating on Uni- 
versity property. 

9:49 p.m.: Blow dryers caused 
smoke detectors to go into alarm in 
Thatcher Hall. Cleared alarms. 

Sunday, April 8 

3:26 a.m.: A group of guys got 
into a fight by Tliatcher South. Col- 
legedale Police responded and took 
control of the situation. 

11:49 a.m.; Assisted motorist 
who had been locked out of their 

Mond^, April 9 

8:36 a.m.: Responded lo Fire 
Alarm in Thatcher South. Found 
alarm was caused by a dirty smoke 
detector in a residence room. 

6:22 p.m.: Turned on power to 

10:16 p.m.: Assisted motonst 
with jumpsUrL 

Wednesday, April 1 1 

12:27 a.m.: Responded to 
door alarm at Spalding and secured 

8:30 a.m.: Responded to 
Southern Village and determined 
someone had broken in and dam- 
aged the window. Nothing 
appeared to be missing. 

3:00 p.m.: Distributed notices 
that cars needed to be moved Fri- 
day at noon for SonRise. 

Thursday, April 12 
3:23 p.m.: Officer took report 
on items stolen from lies PE Cen- 

Safety Tip: Always lock your 
room when you are not in it. 

Lost and Found: We have 
many clothing items. Bibles and 
keys. If you have lost something 
this semester, come by Campus 
Safety and see if it is here. 

Vie vege-beat is a weekly feature 

effort to keep students and faatlty 
ittformed of what incidents occur on 

NY Times launches 
^ new college Web site 

"riie sights of spring 

Tliurstlay, April 19 


The New YorkTimes launched a 
new Web site specifically for college 
students on March 28 incorporating 
over 200 different areas into specif 
ic fields Uiat they hope will make 
information more relevant to stu 


the site 

wwwnytimiscom/collcgc allows 
visitors to search for specific arti 
cles published on NYTimLscora 
Visitors can also sign up to receive 
free email alerts when articles 
related to the students field of 
study are published Along with die 
academic material incorporated 
into the site users of the site have 
aeeesb to information via hypi rlinks 
that deal with futon i an i rs for stu 
,1. ni^ js wr It as t( aching and 
li rials for faeulty 
s dcvelopi d as a 
he main NY Times 
nore colkgiate feel 
iiKire comfortable 

issuis relating to college life and 

through die use of clickable ob- 
jects on the main page featured on 
sites such as and 
CNN com or through a soojeci 
search for finding specific topics of 
die osers choice. 

leatures that students can 
access include a secdon diat high- 
lights events from colleges and uni- 
versities from around the country 
known as News and Views and 
Whats Hot What's Not, which 
include s reviews of films, books and 

Faculty are also a target of the 
bite which includes a section that 
offers ideas on how to supplement 
class leaching material with the 
New York Times. The guides help 
teachers with discossion ideas, lec- 
tores as well as suggesting 
research topics and subject-related 
tests According to the site, tEach- 
ers will also be able to share their 
specific strategics and experiences 
with using The Times in their 
courses with other teachers and fac- 

Tlie new site also encourages 
stodi nts to sobscribe to the NY 
fimcs through a deal that allows 
eorient stodents to receive the 
paper for 5(1% of the normal sub- 
scription price. 

Dcnisc Childs niecli with her speech • 
enjoy the spring weather. 

StaK photo by Brittany Robson 
n the stairs between Brock and J. Mabel Wood Halls ti 

Southern's AIA representatives convene at La Sierra University 

Executive Vice President Paul Myers left stranded in Atlanta airport 

By Daniel Olson 

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iiu timiiin ;iiul ami outgoing, and dis- 
inssiiii; wlial worked well." Hard- 
I sh -nil, ,Kkling that she had fun 
i',i iiiiir, ii. know each of her fellow 

All twelve Adven st institutions 
in North America sent representa- 
tives to AIA tliis year. AIA coordina- 
tors were especially pleased to have 
Oakwood College representatives 

Outside of the host school, 
Southern sent the most representa- 
tives to AIA this year - twelve stu- 
dents and three s| ('"'■^rs. The 

Photo by a nice woman at the beach 
Smilhem's representatives (back) Laramie Barber, Paul Myers, 
Brandon Nudd, Carla Mallernee. Ben Martin, Cadj Van DoisonJ 
(front) K.R. Davis, Kari Shultz, Andrea Kuntaraf and Mellie Chen 
ci\joy Sabbath afternoon at Newport Beach. 

incoming SA members that attend- 
ed were Martin and Hardesty, along 
with Brandon Nudd, incoming pres- 
ident; Manny Bokich. incoming 
executive vice; Mellie Chen, incom- 
ing finance director: and Daniel 
Olson, incoming newspaper editor. 
Southern students flew from 

Atlanta Tuesday evening, but a 
flight switch by the airline company 
left one Southern shident. Paul 
Myers, on a different plane. Instead 
of traveling to Houston and then to 
Ontario. California, Myers ended up 
alone on a direct flight wiUi another 
airline. But Myers didn't mind loo 

"They fed us dinner and we 
watched a movie on my flight," 
Myers bragged after he met up vrith 
the group in the California drport 
Southern students arrived at La 
Sierra University about midnight 
(Pacific time). Lack of sleep was a 
constant theme during the trip. 

Wednesday's programming 
included worship by youth pastor 
Sam Leonor of La Sierra, followed 
by departmental" meetings accord- 
ing to position, tlien team work- 
shops in the afternoon. 

Wednesday evening's activities 
were titled "Night of the Gladia- 
tors." and students could enjoy a 
cushioned obstacle course, as well 
as a game in which two contestants 
stood on small platforms, then 
attempted to dethrone their oppo- 
nent with a cushioned cudgel stick. 
Thursday's programming fea- 
tured regional conference meet- 
ings, and Marlon Reid of Oakwood 
College was elected as the AIA vice 
president for the Southern Region, 
which is made up of Southern, Oak- 
wood. Southwestern Adventist Uni- 
versity and Union College. Reid will 
be responsible for communication 
between the four schools and he 
said he hopes to organize a regional 
weekend conference. 

Thursday evening's entertain- 
ment was a choice between amuse- 
ment parks Disneyland and Califor- 
nia Adventure. The Southern stu- 
dents chose to \dsit Disneyland, and 
the Indiana Jones jeep ride was the 
favorite of the group. 

Inspiration speaker Bob Norton 
spoke Friday morning, then the rest 

of Friday's schedule was dedicaid | 
to business such as electing 
campus and an AIA president loj 
next year, as well as taking care 
motions to change some articles 
the AIA bylaws. 

By a 5046 vote of the gene 
assembly. Andrews University n 
rowly defeated Southern in Uiebii| 
to host AIA next year. 

"We're excited about going J 
Andrews University next y _ ^ 
Alison Stonecypher, incoming - 
president at Southwestern, ^a 
hope our Texas blood will helpusi 
survive the weather." . 

However. Southern maintmnej 
some school pride as David Wartej 
was elected AIA president and C^ 
Van Dolson was elected vice P^ 
dent for public relations/pu"''^ 
tions for the upcoming year. 

"Warden will take A^ to 
next level," said Alex Nickoat^ 
current AIA president. He di «« 
best job this year with comm""^' 
tion between schools." .« 

Sabbath activities _ inciu i 
attending the "Fir^t Service 

program Friday evening, f"" 
by a concert by Big Face Grace- 
dents were pleased to see tner 
Sp'r Sabbath _afterno«:J 
many of them visited a 
beach. Saturday ^^^"'"/rvic^- 
"No Talent" show featunng -■ 
antics from each school^ 
for hugs, thanks and tesnn ^ j 

Tl.e Southern stude^.^^^ 
sponsors returned to me ^^^^ 

ty Sunday evening -Wf^to 
lack of sleep but blesse 
good convention. 

t;;Sy ^M,nl 19. 2001 

ASEANS celebrates Asian week, 
prepares Mango Festival 

"his week has been dubbed 
■Biof! Week" by Southern Adven- 
I University. TTiis week is packed 
iffl] many Asian themes. Every day 
Jch at the caf will feature ethnic 

Asian food, 

ASEANS coordinat- C-em^ 
ed the joint-worship for 

students on Wednes- 
day. Today. ASEANS 

offlcerswillleadoutinV V_y J "^k^kTCuT"'^ ^f'' "^"^ ^' 
!-■ .■ , \ ^" " / "^'^™^-5t-lub to Dfovide an ntfmr 

Convocation along \^_y live and fun Asian Experie^cX 
™th guest speaker Rey A„.„s,^.„ q^^ ,^„„^ ^, ^ pin Come ™d 

Descaiso from Fla. 

Saturday night ASEANS will 
Night: "Come Smile 
' The Student Associa- 
'orking hard with the 

uescalso from Fl 
^i-'^^P^^ Saturday nig 
^•■/s. /\ host Asian Nig 
,^7 ^ ^ \ Asian Style." Th. 
'Si I don will be wort 

enjoy Asian Food, sing some 
Karaoke, participate in Sumo 
Wrestling, ping-pong, and much 
more. A cultural program and fash- 
ion show is planned as well. 

You are invited to wrap up the 
ASEANS year with "Mango Festi- 
val," our very own entertaining mul- 

timedia presentation that recaps ail 
of ASEANS activities over the last 
year. Come enjoy the show and eat 
some Mango treats. Look into join- 
ing ASEANS today! 

For more informadon check out 
the ASEANS website at 



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Students participate 
in Fine Arts Festival 

The second annua] Fine Arts 
Te (i\il wis held Sunday display- 

inx,lil lit and creadvity of Southern 
Af]\( nlisl Universi^ students 
Ihi ui,h die use of visual arts, cre- 
.ilivr writing and poetry. 

A L-nllection of students from the 
I'in.L'lish department and the School 
ni Jinirnalism and Communication, 
ainn.L; with fine arts students con- 
(ribuird their skills to this years dis- 

Thc exhibition included models, 
sculptures, and various paintings in 
I the Brock Hall Gallery and a collec- 
I Lion of photographs made by pho- 
I lography students from both the 
I introduction and advanced classes, 
[allery was open beginning at 
I. on Sunday with the photo 
J exhibition opening at 7 p.m. outside 
I Ackerman Auditorium. 

According to Helen Pyke, asso- 
ciate professor of English, the Fine 
Arts Festival was conceived at a 
i meeting with the Writer's Club, 
who recognized that the members 
of the group did more than just 
write. They concluded that 
because they were multi-faceted 
. individuals with their talents they 
; wanted to enjoy each other's talent 
; by showing off their work and skills 
at a program each year. 

At the beginning of the program 
Pyke explained that even though 

there were more dian just writing 
pieces fi-om her club involved in the 
program she had a partiality 
towards her students, referring to 
herself as a mother rhinoceros that 
loves her baby. 

"I think my students write very 
well," she said. 

Tlie collection of writing pieces 
displayed creative writing, poetry, 
and knowledge of the language, 
including a piece written by Christi- 
na Huffman titled "A Lesson in 
Grammar." which described that 
when a student explains why an 
adverb turns into a verb, it's called 

Among the all-original works 
was a sonnet written by Milo Hur- 
ley about a giri he'd never hold, 
Casey King with a poem about little 
brothers, and a creative writing 
piece by Rob York about a stalker 
who sent fingernails to him in his 

Jeanne Vincent, a post-graduate 
and current student, displayed 
some of her photographs at the pro- 
gram and thought tliat the festival 
was quite positive. 

"It really displayed the creativity 
of our students," she said. 

Wayne Hazen, dean of the 
School of Visual Art and Design, 
and David George, professor in the 
School of Visual Art and Design, 
also presented work from their stu- 
dents featuring work vrith two and 
three-dimensional a 

Staff photo by Matt Mundail 
Autumn Wurstle, sophomore English major, read.s a sample of her 
writings at the Fine Arts Festival Sunday night. 

Thursday, April 19, ajjj" 

Senate approves 

appointed SA officers 
next year's budget 

Tlie Soulhern Aclventist Univer- 
sity studenl senate met on Tuesday 
niglit to discuss plans for the 
upcoming 2001-2002 school year 
and the budget, appoint the presi- 
dent's cabinet, and approve amend- 
ments to the Constitution. 

Manny Bokich, chair of the sen- 
ate project committee proposed 
spending S2,618 on replacing the 
existing tennis courts' wind nets. 
With the remaining money in the 
budget, Bokich proposed installing 
TV monitors in Hickman. Summer- 
our. and Brock Hall. The TVs will 
be set on CNN "so students can be 
informed of world events," said 
Bokich. 'nie motion was passed 
almost unanimously 

The Senate also voted on presi- 
dent-elect Brandon Nudd's cabinet 
appointees. According to Nudd, he 
hi-ld inliTvicws for all aibinel posi- 
liciiis rilonc Willi llic lic'lp of Itokich 
and lien Marliii, iicxi year's'social 
vice. Nudd's proposed cabinet 
members were: Mindi Itibn, sci re- 
tary: Mellie Chen, finance direcfoi ; 
Robyn Kerr, public rHalions ilinc- 
tor; Carln Mnllcrnci-, coniiiniiiica 

.Mhi-rl llaiiihil.iminiiiiciilaiiaii, 
Iniliall)'. il aiipraicd lltll Kni 

n-siill lallyinj! in Ihc sliideiit seiialr. 
However after the meetiiig 
adjotirned, Myers, Nudd, a'ljd 
Andrea Kiinliiraf, tlie parliamcntap- 
an, reviewed the Constitution with 
Bill Wohlers, vice president of Sttl- 

denl Services, finding that only a 
2/3 majority vote of senators pres- 
ent was required not the 2/3 major- 
ity of all members that was first 
thought to he the case All mem 
hers have smce been confirmed 

Nudd presented the senate with 
the 2001 2002 school year budget 
There was discussion over the sev 
eral budget changes such as a 
S2.890 cut in the Accents budget 
the y 20O senate stipend and an 
increase of SI 000 for senate proj 
eels Nudd attained that he and 
Chen finance director-elect. l3ud 
geted conservatively not knowing 
enrollment etc" 

In response to questions regard- 
ing the Southern Memories' $1,000 
budget cut, Nudd slated that since 
this year's editor, Carla Mallernec 
met all requirements and deadlines, 
the cosi of the yearbook "wasn't as 
much as anticipated. INext year] 
we're putting that money into other 

Nudd's propose!] budget was 
passed by a large majority. 

Hie revised Conslilution of the 
Sludenl Assm-ialiuii of Soulhern 
sily (SASAU) 1 



I Kiiiilaraf for approval. Sev- 
|.|al additions and deletion were 
jiiade l(j various sections, mainly to 
llive "a more appropriate definition 
lo what we do," Kuntiiraf said. 

Tile senators voted to approve 
next year's SASAU Constitution. 

The next scheduled Student 
Senate meeting is scheduled for the 
May 1. All senators are strongly 
encouraged to attend, as well as 
anyone from the student body who 
would lilce to be informed. 

Staff photo by Cady Van Dolson 
Meghan Richmond, a student from Heritage Academy, and Ronson Wolf, a student from 
Collegedale Academy listen intently lo Helen Pyke during the Young Writer's Workshop. 

Media Communication Association 
International meets on campus 

By Matt Mundau 

Tin- Silniol of Journalism and 
Comnninicilion and thi* School of 
Visual Arls and Design witc on dis- 
play Monday cvrninK as nu'iiibcrs 
of llie Mt'tlia Comnuniicalion Asso- 
ciation Inlernalional mcl on caini)us 
to see what tlie deparlnienl had to 

Tlie groul) consistwl of nu'ni- 
bers from the Chattaiioofpi anii llial 
work with nsinR visual nirili.i in .1 
conwnilinn, small busim-ss, nmi 
profit organiz-ations, and iillu-i nliii- 
I'd areas. 

According to th. orRanizalion, 
^ iht' Media Coniniunii-alions Associ- 
ation Inlernalional is a global com- 
munity of professionals devoted to 
the business and art of visual conv 
municalion. Members of the Asso- 
ciation work with video, film, dis- 
tance learning, web design and cre- 
ation, and all forms of hileractive 
visual communications, along with 

nil associated crafts. 
'. IXk' group meets once a mouth 
10 discuss new technology, meet 
equipment vendors, and feature 
presentations relating to their 
organi Millions. 

T\n- Cliattanooga Chapler vish- 
fil Southern this month and loured 

llli' lU'wly ll■(l^si^ilU'd 

iu.n^df|iaiiuiciii as well as Uie visu- 
al iM-is.ii.MsU.ih ill Itrock Hall and 

llU'Sfliulfdlordlbll. : 

Ihr luiir licgtin with a display of 
III.' \iiliu anil audio editiny rooms 
ni I'.iiHk Hall bofore moving ttj tlie 
niws si'l where, students l^rn 
Uhiiukamera anjl technical s^lls 
as well as le;irn or^-amera skill^ for 
broadaisling. t 

The group haJ many quesfions 
about where students ro after leav- 
ing Southern as well as questions lo 
the faculty about; how the «juip- 
ment works and how it compares lo 
other similar equipment. Volker 
Henniiig. Dean of the School of 
Journalism and Communication, as 

- -'11 as President-Elect for the Chat- 
tanooga chapter of the MCAl. 
explained that there are several 
Soulhern students that are current- 
ly working in the industry and that 
Southern is active in getting the 
students involved with learning as 
much in school as possible. Accord- 
ing to tlie school, several students 
are in tlie running for internships 
with Industrial Light and Magic this 
summer working willi tlie produc- 
tion of a new film. 

Zach Gray, Instructor with tlie 
School of Visual Art and Design, 
explained to Ihe group that no mat- 
ter how expensive or high-tech the 
equipment used, tliere is a creative 
process that is based on how thin^ 
work visually Uiat is emphasized at 

"No matter how hard we try to 
keep up with changing technology 
we can't keep up." he said. He 
reminded them that the pen is only 
a way of putting down tlie idea from 
the mind onto paper. 

A visit to the Nautilus lab 
showed the visitors how design was 
incorporated into the lab from a 
concept into fabrication of a nau- 
tilus-shaped workstation environ- 
ment that places the instructor in 
the middle with surrounding stu- 
dent areas. All of the labs in the 
department are linked for network- 
ing, making it easy for a student to 
use any computer for tlieir projects. 

David George* Instructor with 
the Visual Arts and Design depart- 
ment, explained that the videaedit- 
ing iab allows stuclenls to use real- 
time editing witli tiieir projects. 

Tiasically the^reattime editing 
alloys for more fr^om in shorten- 
ing the gap between conception, 
creation and execation time." 

Along with in-c'lass projects, stu- 
dents work with ongoing projecLs 
from outside the school. Recentiy a 
group participated in a project that 
put video elements into a stage 
presentation for the Generai Con- 
ference of Seventli-day Adventists. 

Other projects have included anuW J 
tion for Southern's annual Strawbff| 
ry Festival which included an anj 
mated strawberry that demonstrfflf 
ed marfial arts titled "I Know hiasil 

%ians for the future include Jie J 
making of a short film detailing tjei 
true story of a Civil War gener 
that lost his son in battle. ^^. 
ing to the Visual Arts deparOTeaj 
this will give students a ch^^;| 
do actual work dunng ^r^J 
workshop of the fUm. '"^ ,.^1 
Elm is going to be made f^d^ 
bution and will hopefully ^ ; 
nated for an Academy Awari . 

The departments recOK 
that there is a lot oi .nfo^ 
being broadcast by televisi^^ 
day. According to the schoR' 
want to take the medium"' .■ 
sion and make something S I 
come out of it- 


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• The Soutliem Accent 


Thursday, April 19, 2001 

Ask ShoUy 

Real answers for real questions 

Dear Sholly 

I have a boss who tells jokes at 
inappropriate times. It is embar- 
rassing and sometimes deKrading 
to the person my boss is aiming the 
jokes aL At first 1 thought I didn't 
have to worry because they were 
not directed at me. But now some 
of the jokes are directed at me and 
my personal life. I am really starl- 
ing to get annoyed and wonder 
how I should tell my boss to stop 
telling stupid jokes. I don't want to 
hurt my boss's feelings at all but I 
am sick and tired of the jokes. 

Not Funny 

Dear Not Funny 

Vim IS a saying I heard in 
Jamaica thai says, vlliat isajolie to 
you IS death to me " Many times the 
person making ttie joke tliinks it is 
very funny and genuindy may not 
beliem tliat tliey are tmrting your 
feelings However, wlien it deals with 
a part of your personality or attacks 

your selfesuem it is ecMrally «"' 
funny at all. But because these peo- 
ple are in position of authority, the 
employee may not want to confront 
them because they are scared that 
they might lose their jobs. However 
there is one policy I have in life and 
that is NEVER go to bed angry. So 
if you are upset about these jokes, 
you should find a time when your 
boss is alone and explain to your boss 
you are aware that he is not trying to 
hurt your feelings but you arc 
uncomfortable with his jokes. And 
ask your boss to stop. If your boss 
does not take you seriously, maybe 
there is an assistant, manager or 
another person in authority that you 
could ash to help you out and talk 
with your boss. Maybe this will alert 
your boss to the seriousness of your 
feelings. If this does not work, it 
would suggest that your boss is 
harassing you rather than being 
funny. So you may need to contact 
your human resource manager to 

Dear Sholly 

1 have a friend who IS black and 

believes that everything is owed to 
her because her ancestors were 
slaves. She believes that she is the 
modem day slave of today and that 
everyone is repressing her. I can t 
take much more of her attitude and 
her blaunt disregard of others. 
How can I impress on her the 
importance of treating all people 
with respect if she too would like to 
enjoy such things? Any sugges- 
tions for getting her to smarten up 
and stop blaming everyone for her 


You may not be aware that I am 
black... but I am. I am aware of the 
attitude and behavior that you have 
described. I KNOW that there are 
residual effects of slavery in our soci- 
ety However, as a black person we 
have come far And we need to hold 

_ accept where 

have been without 
and fo: 
„„o„i,. thefuf" 
forefathers' legacy. Granted, 
legacy was forged with blood, sweat 
and tears but when you review histo- 
ry we are a very resilient and proud 
people with nothing to be ashamed 
of So I really get upset when people 
of my race blame others for their fail- 
ures instead of taking responsibility 
for their own actions. As long as one 
can stay in the "blame' mode, they 
do not accept responsibility for their 
actions. Tell her to smarten up, do 
not accept her disrespect, and if she 
does not gel the message drop her 
like a hot potato. Good luck. 


Dear Sholly 

I have been feeling guilty for the 
last two years. My sister got preg- 
nant and our parents are very 
strict She threatened to commit 
suicide if she could not get rid of 
the baby. I lent her some money 
and I accompanied her to the abor- 
tion clinic where she got rid of the 
baby. I have felt very guilty since 
then even though 1 have asked the 
Lord for His forgiveness. Please 

Dear Guilty 

I read a story about a pastor's son 
who was about to marry a woman 
who was once a prostitute. His 
church was split over the fact that Ik 
was going to do this. He was aware 
that his fiance had asked God for for. 
giveness dud had accepted His for. 

'JJ person 

meeting where the .„„ 
factions of the church were dis- 
cussing this woman, he got up and 
said, "Wliat is at stake here today is 
not that this person has done some- 
thing wrong BUT that we do no! 
believe that the blood of Jesus washes 
away sin, guilt, etc." I tell you this 
because 1 want YOU to accept Jesus' 
forgiveness through his blood. Once 
you have accepted it you will realize 
that the gitilt will no longer be there. 
You will no longer see your sin, all 
you will see is the love of Jesus Christ 
If this continues to bother you, I 
would suggest that you speak to a 
Christian counselor who may be able 
to give you further assurance of our 
Creator's love. I shall be praying for 
you. God Bless. 

Is pregnancy prohibited on campus? 

lo compose the lifestyle of a young 
college woman. 

However, there is 
being a young woman that is diffi- 
cult to blend with the ingredients 
mentioned above. It's hard to And a 
place amidst the strange dicor and 
textbooks for morning sickness and 
a bulging belly. 

Tliat is why, at tliis point, there 
are no pregnant women residing in 
Tliatcher Hall. 

However, diis raises a question. 

<ii li.iiul-.mtii Was that statement made a fact 

Yi m will ;iis<i find piles of books because their presence would be an 

and papers among which are impossibility or an inconvenience? 

sprawled various young women Tliere were Uiose who cried 

When you walk through the 
glass iloors of the women's dormi- 
tory at Southern Advenlisl Universi- 
ty, you enter a world entirely unique 
lo the outside one. 

In this world you will find tilings 
tliat may appear typical to an out- 
sider. You will find pictures of 
IxiyiiJi'iiiK pruudly displayed 
[f,'.inll.-.s 'i\ H'hcilier they are Ugly 

and 19. 
Pre-marital pregnancy i 
problem that happens to otlier 

laUng the campus of Southern. It Closer to home, in Tennessee 

states that respect and understand- during 1996, there were 11,360 
aspect of ing go both ways. This slogan is per- recorded pregnancies 
at is diffi- taining specificaLy to diversity. 

But, contrary to popular 

thought, race is not the only area in 

which humans are diverse. All 

aspects of the human life require 

respect and understanding, espe- 
cially in times of crisis. 

For a young college woman 

pregnancy is the definition of crisis. 

Most believe it could never happen 

to them, but tlie statistics show that 

it could. 

Four out of 10 young women 

become pregnant at least 

who are quietly trying to decipher crimination tlie moment the first before they reach the age of 20- 

nearly one million a year. Eight out 
of 10 of those pregnancies are unin- 
tended and 79 percent of them are 
to unmarried young \ 

"Hester Prynne" was turned away 
from Tliatcher's glass doors. 

Bui how were their cries of judg- 
ment a lesser sin than the discrimi- 
nation of tlie hands that turned her 

Tliere is a current slogan circu- 

what happens when a resident of 
Thatcher Hall discovers that she is 

Beverly Ericson, associate dean 
of women, has worked at Southern 
for the past 13 years and in Tliatch- 
er for the past eight. Ericson recalls 
only three or four situations in 
which a resident of Thatcher Hall 
became pregnant during the school 
year. All of the women left the Uni- 
versity shortly thereafter, she said. 

"A woman in that situation has a 
tot of things going on in her life," 

Later on, nearly 80 percent of Ericson s^d. "Just the fact that she 
these young women depend upon is pregnant causes many changes- 
welfare for their livelihoods. living in this kind of situation is just 

not conducive to taking care of 
yourself and- you really can't func- 
tion as a student if you're preparing 
for motherhood." 

When asked if there were cer- 
tain procedures that were followed 

he University wher 

; discovered. Ericson said, "We 
try to treat people as individuals. 
There has to be a set of rules for the 
institution in general but there are a , 
lot of things we try to deal with on 
an individual basis. And we try^to 
treat people as fairiy as possible," 

In other words. Southern is put- 
ting the slogan respect and under- 
standing into practice. They are I 
teaching their students that if prob- | 
lems are going to be der^"' 
tools must be strategically placed to 
aid in their destruction. At the root 
of the problem, respect must be 
placed. And under the upholstery 01 
intimidation there must be under- 


At Chattanooga's historic Tivoli Theatre and Memoiial Autiitorium 
APRIL 2001 

April 19, 2001 


The Soutliem Accent • 9 


Real answers for real questions 

pear Sholh 

lent my friend $400 aiici she 

lised to repay me when she 

the money from her parents. 

she got the money and it is 

V six months now and she has 

„./ excuses for not paying me 

ick. It has created tension 

itween us and I think we are going 

ir friendship. I really do 

;ed this money back. How can I 

her tliat money doesn't grow on 

r me and that she needs to 


B.'id Debt 

Dear Bad Debt 

Viere is a good principle to follow 
ccially when you are dealing with 
if friends. If they ask to borrow 

woiicy andyim can at/vrd it give it to 
lliem as a gift. This way you will not 
be disappointed if they do not repay 
you. I am sure your friend is aware 
that you need this money and she has 
no intention of repaying you. So you 
will have to decide if the friendship is 
strong enough to forgive this loan. 
You will then need to make a resolu- 
tion NOT to lend your friend money 
again. Make one more attempt to 
talk with your friend about this loan 
and if she ignores you just leave it 
alone. If you have 

documentation/evidence that you 
lent her this money, you can take her 
to small claitns court I hope it does 
not get to this. Good luck I will be 
praying for your situation. 

What's your favorite thing 
to do on Friday afternoon? 

"I usually clean. But my favorite thing to do is to lis- 
ten to contemporary Ctiristian music and to do 
crafts, like crocfieting." 

— Kimberly Weber 

freshman, business administration 


— Neal Smith 
sophomore, English 

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"There's nothing to do here, just go to the mall." 

— Michela Louis 
freshman, journalism 

"I like to go bike riding or hiking, or just hanging out 
with friends," 

— Laura Warren 
senior, allied health 

"Contemplate the inner workings of the microscopic 

Thursday, April 19" 

Put T ike Me Greatest enemy of faith 

A C^^ J_^XXV^^ _ ^ ^upr disease he had" (v4). We often remember or pattern of failure 

By Dioxt Martinez 

A sense of sweet honor fills me 
as ! look into the face of the woman 
I have been likened to all my life. 
Some of the best moments in my 
life so far have been in her pres- 

As I sit in the porch of her hum- 
ble home on a quiet hill overlook- 
ing the beautiful Caribbean, I mar- 
vel at more than just a physical 
resemblance. 1 am tickled by the 
unpredictable facial expressions, 
and geslures that animate her won- 
derful stories, 

As her face explodes in dimples 
;i^ wr l)(.lli hiuKh out loud. I won- 
il. 1- Irss ,111(1 I'ss ;il whether what 

.;,lly : 

l<;i (hill llH-remustbe 
, irulli lo Ihe claims 
my grandmother 
.\ inl(j my face, she is 
:, mirror llial r.-necls 
vniiii^, vvniiKin, And 1 

lowed the same path add to the 
evidence. I realize that as much as 
I love and appreciate the idiosyn- 
crasies of my family heritage, there 
are certain things that seem to run 
in the family that I wish v^ill run 
past me. 

What is your hentage? It may 
be of pain, abuse or an unhealthy 
lifestyle. Does your temper some- 
times slip and remind you of the 
anger that you grew up around? It 
may seem that you are destined to 
repeal the mistakes of your par- 

The good news is that Christ 
has given us a new history! When 
we accept Him into our lives we are 
adopted into a "heritage of those 
that fear His name" (Psalm 61:5). 

Is your old lineage a cycle of 
cowardice and anxiety? Claim the 
courage of David. 

Do you think you are not smart 
enough? God can give you the wis- 
dom of Solomon, 

■llic liibk- is a storybook of our 
spiriliiiil iieritage. Its pages are 
(illi-(l with miraculous feats of 
honor, love, and compassion 
accomplished through ordinary 
people like you and me. If you have 
accepted Christ, the one thing you 
luivc ill tiniimon with the heroes in 
llir Uililr is that you worship the 

By Biuy Gager 

Reugioh EwnoR 

Ir^^^Tth^Tis in Jerusalem by 
the Sheep Gate a pool, which is 
called in Hebrew. Bethesda, having 
five porches. In these lay a great 
multitude of sick people, bhnd, 
lame, paralyzed, waiting for the 
moving of the water" Gohn 5:2-3). 

In these verses we have the 
wretched condition of many of us in 
the church. And we also have the 
most serious cause of this pathetic 
condition. The church is full of 
many people who are blind to the 
sancti^ing power of the gospel, 
lame in their diseased sinful habits. 
paralyzed to righteousness. Why 
such a poor picture of things? They 
are waiting for some fairy tale 
supernatural intervention of God to 
heal them. 

If you would read longer arti- 
cles, I would soften this blow. But I 
suggest this is an accurate picture 
of many of us supposing to be 
Christians but languishing with sin 
in our lives. I confess it is too often 
an accurate estimation of my expe- 

"For an angel went down at a 
certain time into the pool and 
stirred up the water, then whoever 
stepped in first, after the stirring of 
the water, was made well of what- 

he had" (v4). We often 
are waiting for Uvo reasons. First. 
we think that there must me some 
ecstatic experience before we can 
find salvation and victory from sin. 
Second, we secretly believe that 
only the few and the strong will 
really make it to spiritual maturity. 
But because of our history of fail- 
ure. Satan has assured us that we 
will not be strong enough to make 
it to healing waters first 

But praise God. Jesus is walking 
through the church. He is filled 
with compassion for all of us who 
are tired of sin and longing to be 
healed and set free. Even though 
Jesus knows the Jews will criticize 
him for healing on the Sabbath, He 
cannot withhold his compassion 
from resting upon the weakest and 
most helpless. Jesus came over to a 
man "who had an infirmity thirty- 
eight years" (v5). 

Jesus asks us the question, "Do 
you WANT to be made well?" (v6). 
It's easy to read into the cripple's 
mind what we wish was in ours. 
Our minds shout, "Of course he 
wants to be healed." But many of us 
are honestly more comfortable 
with our habits of sin. We are 
scared of what it might cost us if we 
achially change. Satan's most suc- 
cessful temptations to break our 
freedom in Christ are these: to 

remember or pattern of failu, 
the past, or to think what that sbi 
would be like to commit again. But 

don't be deceived.: 
of the word of Jesus 
mands, "Rise, take up your bed ai 
walk" (v8). 

"Immediately the man w 
made well, took up his bed. a. 
walked. And that day was tlie I 
Sabbath" {v9). We need to decide to 
follow Jesus, choose to act on His 
word. We are free from sin. not 
because we feel healed, but I 
because He has promised. Jh^ I 
greatest enemy of faith is feeling. 

We are constantly looking for 
some holy feeling, some powerful | 
motivation that we hope will over- 
come us so we cannot but not sin. 
God has done everything for us. 
But the one thing He has not done, 
and will never do, is choose for you. 
"This is the work of God. that you 
Believe" Uohn 6:29). Do not wait to 
feel righteous. Have faith in the 
unseen reality of Christ's forgive- 
ness. Do not be trapped in sin imag- 
ining the door to your cell locked I 
until a supernatural experience | 
unlocks it. The door i 
unlocked and Christ has already I 
called to you, "Rise, take up yoiir| 
bed and walk." 


I m llii' ^1 

II liiriis 1 
:i-. My K 
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lllS»>ll. 1 


The call to ministry continues 

By Bill Gager 

(,..<! as Jabez did (1 
.11(1 will deliver you 
•lalions thai seem to 

the lime, liul clt-veii kids liiid Icll 
her a very largi* older woman. 
Other close rclulives who have fol- 

i'ind a story in the Bible of 
simicinu- who overcame obstacles 
you ;ire trying to overcome and 
claim Ihem to God, You are part of 
a rich heritage and God has no 
favorites, so gft ahead and ask. 

U.S. Youth Congress draws 
thousands to Indianapolis 

Ansel Oliver committee, '"lliis is a thousand 

\^vi-,ii,i NMvsNnwdKK '"""^ delegates than we were 

— _ expecting," lie said. 

si w mil (lay Adventist young 'Hie event began April 4, as 

r li' marched through the Adventist youth delegates con- 

^11. .1. ni (loivniown Indianapolis verged on the convention center in 

Apiil I, lualing driuns, carrying downtown Indianapolis. Young 

IjaiMHTs, and railing lor annul to people came from the United 

si-luiul and cimniiunily vinlci\rf. Slates. Canada. Bermuda, the 

Ni'ws|iaiin and u-k-vision Caribbi-an and Africa lo have fun. 

■' |ii'i 1. 1-. uin\di-(l ihni ohsnv.i- |Mi-iiii|.air in liii-ndly compelilion 

tight of the 


lii'lri;,ii,s .iiii'ndcd workshops 
;il adiiiisMil linw youth relate to 
fn>, iiauiils. sfxnality and spiri- 
alily. riuy also look part in dis- 
issions led by paslors, psycholo- 
sls. bnsini'ss owiK-rs and niotiva- 

"ili'' lii.i;lili(ilUs of the con- 
r> -^s iiKliidnl worship, music. 

Fast-forward once more to 
September 1999. and the conviction 
lo serve the Lord on a full-time per- 
manent basis filled me. together 
with the equally strong belief tiiat I 
needed training. By God's incredi- 
ble grace, this self-centered, inde- 
pendent, former "didn't think he 
needed the Lord" man had experi- 
enced the incredible joy of witness- 
ing for the Lord in various ways 
including giving personal Bible 
studies resulting in an entire family 
joining the church. 

I mention this first of all as an 
example of Uie transforming influ- 
ence tiie Holy Spirit was exerting in 
me. and secondly as a proof that a 
person doesn't have to sit around 
waiting to become "perfected" 
before getting involved in ministry. 
Wlien this conviction came over 
me to serve fuU-tirae and obtain 
training. I had doubts as lo whetiier 
it was the Lord's will, and not just 
my own personal desire; so I began 
praying intensely for the Lord to 
clearly show me His 'will. 
Meanwhile, I decided to feegin 
devoting all my ft-ee time tp the 
work of tlie church, and not pnrsue 
any further construction conti^cts. 
(By this time, by tlie way. 1 lia^ sold 
my furnilure business, and was 
actively involved in tiie home-build- 
ing business). 

1 reasoned that if it was indeed 
the Lord's will for me lo enter min- 
istry fuU-time. he would provide 

opportunities for me to serve in 
greater capacities, and make up for 
my anticipated loss of income. 
Simply put. I stepped out in faith. 

Just 10 days later. I, along with 
all the church members of the 
Biloxi church received a letter from 
Pastor Bill informing us that he had 
accepted a position as Church- 
growth director for the 
Pennsylvania Conference, and 
would be leaving within two 
months! I was in utter amazement, 
both that Pastor Bill was leaving, 
but even more because of the clear 
workings of God in my personal 

By early December 1999, 1 was 
appointed Interim Pastor of the 
Biloxi, Miss, church by the Gulf 
States Conference and was blessed 
to serve in that capacity for seven 
months, until a permanent replace- 
ment for Pastor Bill could be found. 
By June we had one, and there 
remained just one more potential 
barrier for me to attend Soutliern. 
the sale of the last remaining 
upscale home 1 had built, but which 
had not yet sold. From a practical 
standpoint, I deemed it impossible 
to make the financial commitment 
for school and living expenses here 
at Southern, with much of my per- 
sonal resources tied up in the 
home, and monthly interest pay- 

I prayed, and prayed. "Lord, if it 
is indeed Your will that I attend 
SouUiern. open this final door, send 
a buyer for this home." But still 
there was no buyer. I was within 

weeks of having to move 

make it for Fall Semester. TlieJ 

Lordfvvas indeed testing my faith.^ I 

I suddenly thought, I wonder if! 
the Lord wants me to go any\ray,f 
even if the home doesn't ) 
truly fingh tening thought for a prac-| 
tical businessperson to enterlalB-l 
"Ah-ight Lord, I'll go anyway, even ifl 
it goes against every grain of com-l 
mon sense I have, but first I need Id| 
know... no, 1 mean, I need to kno*| 
with absolute certainty, that this iS: 
Your wilL" 

Within wo weeks, I rece»» 
three definite, clear and undermWI 
signs that the Lord wanted me »l 
Southern. 1 decided, "Yes tad, «I 
going; I have no idea how yon pWl 
to work things out, PW"*' ' I 
even lose the home, but I ff 
now that this is surely your-* 

Two days later a buyer e« 
along. By the following week <» 
Tuesday, we signed a conWcL 
TTiursday, we closed the s*-M 
nearly impossible task smc'ljjl 
mally takes about two l ^| 
weeks. That same day and »j| 
lowing day, Friday, I 1»'°«' 0.I 
Haul with my: bel^e^f^ ' " 
Sunday 1 moved to CoW 
registered for ;FallSeme';';. 
Monday, and began cla-* 
Tuesday. ' , „iierf 

I remain tff this ^^ ,^34™ 
amazedathowthefJirdi ||,| 
never fails to me 

mental and Phys.c^ *;,„f 
daily accompbsh His, 
my will! 

^^Ty, Apnl 19, 2001 


The Southern Accent • 1 1 

suite all the news tidbits about another forest and put in a n^^w d i .■ • -t 

''^ . ^.-.„ „f "T7^„;.-^„„,a.,f^i ^;„:„„n i.1 . . ,., . "^^ Keveiation and MaHh^u. tv,^. .--n. ...... 

Jhe latest stunts 
Ivhackos" and 


fs tidbits about 

s of "Environmental 


Limbaugh gave 
them) or coverage of 
the latest oil spill, 
complete with pho- 
los of adorable 
otters covered in 
black slime - how 
a much attention do 
ug,,. „ _:oIogica] issues? 
I have to confess, the environ- 
ment has never really been an issue 
■deemed worthy of my time. And 
■hy would it be? 

■ebeen raised in m increasing- 
„pitalistic, expansionist and hyp- 
Initical society that preaches con- 
fcvation one minute, while con- 
; with developers 

another forest and put in a new R^u«i ,■ 

mini-mall the next. We humor Z ^h '" """^ ^'"^^ 

acUvists pushing for rest^Xn of Xd'f^f '^."''''^ ^' ^^^^ 

the lumber industry or reparation S (W vn h "? '' ^' ^"^ 

niestalf-^^T ^^"f - '' ^^^^^^ ^"y Evfnts S^t '" ''''' ^^^ 

booming _economy these same SLtlr^f^r^.^^t ."^-^ 

industries help to maintain 

My own apathy stems from tiie 
possible fact that slimy otters and 
now-desolate forestlands do not 
affect me now. But I think that one 
day they will. 

Among Adventists, especially 
here on this campus, the popular 
response to someone's environmen- 
tal concerns is, "Well. I don't really 
think it matters, because God's 
going to come before everything 
runs out anyway." 

Remember those parts of 

tion parts of Central America 

Southeast Asia and Central Europe? 

Look at those poor people on top 

?/ *^'l^ .'^^"^^- ^'^ ^^h^t about 

a-Child commercials 

all quit school, pack up and go camp 
out in a tree for a year. Mostly 
because we've been raised in the 
richest counb-y in the world and 
have therefore only been trained to 
use our surroundings to our benefit. 

What we need is to be more 
aware, more conscientious. 

More and more areas of the 
globe are becoming destitute, and April 20 in Lynn Wood Hall, 
tiiough the western world sends ipation of the event 
aide and tries to educate these 
't be long until the 

.2 and the largest category of 
unrecycled waste is paper! 

Those numbers frighten me a lit- 
tie. and I'm about to put my 
Conservation book down. 

Earth Day is April 22, and those 

of us in Ongaro's Environmental 

Conservation class have planned a 

program for Friday, 

[oney down the drain 

K- " — "im 1-uiiiinerciais countries it wo 

showcasing emaciated and sick kids U.S. and the other developed 

■nAfricaandSouthAmericaPThafs nations are affected too. ' 

Fnvirnn^ ^fr ^'" ^^^ ^° "^^ Americans generate more waste 

Environmental Conservation text- every year, they tallied 390 tons in 

book, because I have a quiz tomor- 1999. and only 30 percent of that 

row on overpopulation and its con- was recycled. Statistics show an 

sequences for the ecosystems in average of 1.5 tons of municipal 

third-world counbnes. waste are disposed of per person, 

I certamly don't think we should per year. We have a recycle rate of 

if you elect not to par- 
ticipate, d-y to involve yourself in 
protecting what we have left We 
just might need it for a while. 

■ Kristiti Stagg is a senior biolo- 
gy major from Florida. She can be 
reached at 

IySelwin Abraham 

I Who iikes an environriientalist? 
pok at AJbert Gore. He was reject- 
n state in the presiden- 
|l election for which he served as 

r for eight yearsl' 

I What is it about these people 

)st people seem to dislike? 

jably the fact that they seem 

ainst any technqlogical 

would endanger 

Jything in the ecological world. 

I Environmental conservation has 
mg part in the world of science. If 
■weren't for tiiis shidy, our world 
fiild be headed toward a boiling 

"nl faster than it already is. 
I Many positive gains can be accu- 
jjlafed by the conservation of 
'i material. Examples are 
air, better landscapes and 
■re money! 

[For the past tiiree weeks I have 

1 doing a littie bit of hands-on 

|earch here at Southern.- Ever 

s young my mom'would 

lays leil me that I was "tiifowing 

-y down the drain" every time I 

happened to leave the tap running 
while I wasn't using die water. 

Therefore, I decided to chal- 
lenge my good mother's saying. 
With minimal help from Love Alfin- 
da, I chose three ways in which 
Southern is losing water. 

The first is through leaky taps. 
After much toil, I came up with the 
estimate of $300 a year being lost by 
leaky taps. This might not seem to 
be a lot of money. 

Nevertheless, what would be 
better, losing $3000 in ten years, or 
fixing the leaks for about $50 right 

The second way that I decided to 
analize water loss was to see the 
amount of money lost from drinking 
out of the drinking fountain. 

A drinking fountain spouts out 
about 200 mL every five seconds. 
After some grueling experiments, it 
was determined that only about 50 
mL actually gets consumed during 
that time. 

After doing some surveys, it was 
estimated that Southern loses about 
$175 dollars a year from its ineffi- 
cient water fountains. 

The final method I chose to 

explore was die amount of water 
lost by people leaving the tap run- 
ning while tiiey are brushing their 
teeth. This amount added up to 
$6,000. The total monetary loss 
from all three methods of water 
wastage at Soudiern is about $6,475 
per year. 

This might not seem like a lot of 
money, but it all adds up. Keep in 
mind that these are only three ways 
in which we can make improve- 
ments in water conservation. 

Water can be conserved in many 
more ways. A good example is the 
use of motion sensors for faucets. I 
know that those things can be a lit- 
tie annoying at times, but itil save 
us a lot in the future. 

I must admit, before doing this 
article, I did not care if I left the 
water running while I brushed my 
teeth. Now I realize that conserving 
on something so small can give a 
big turn out in the end. 

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Report rejects historical Jefferson DNA findings 



^Mn a report published last 

9 ■ a commtssioii of scholars cast 

' ''n whetherlThomas Jeffer- 

J i^ihered children with one of 

n-^'3ves. Sally Homings. Instead. 

yi^'^'^nun.ssion believes the chil- 

Probably werdfalhered by Jef- 

'^ younger brSther, Randolph. 

lindings we-e the result of 

man a year oCwork by a com- 

jn that included 13 scholars 

rnj^tituhonsindluding Harvard, 

^ Stanford. BrcJwn universities 

rfl"^- University of Virginia. 

^DmT^''' comes two years 

'^A tests showed tiiat Hem- 

ings" youngest son, Eston Hemings. 
was fathered by a Jefferson male. 

All but one member of the com- 
mission either were "highly skepti- 
cal" that Thomas Jefferson fatiiered' 
Hemings' children or thought it was 
"almost certainly untrue," said 
Commission Chairman Robert F. 
Turner, who is also a general lacul- 
ty professor at die University. 

The evidence is so thin," Turn- 
er said. "My sense is it is very 
unpersuasive. As we look at every 
issue, one out of 25 Jefferson males 
could have Eatiiered Eston." 

Turner said any preferential 
freatment Sally Hemings may have 
received from Thomas Jefferson 
was because she was almost white 
In complexion and not because of 

any personal relationships. Her 
whole family "lived a much easier 
lifeslyle as compared to field slaves" 
because they were the primary 
house slaves at Mojiticello, he said. 
Ht added tiiat he does not think 
Thomas JeffersonJ fathered Hem- 
ingsjchildren because "she wasn't 
Jeffeison's type." ^ 

TSere is "no reason to believe 
liierate. Jeffe 
.,■) . _.:_ 

with good minds," 

He also said Jefferson "cared 
ti-emLdously about his reputation." 
making it unlikely he would have 
had an affair with a slave. 

Also, "age and healdi make him 
a more unlikely suspect" he added. 
Jefferson was 64 when Eston Hem- 

ings was born. 

Turner said he thinks Tlionias 
Jefferson's younger brother Ran- 
dolph or four or five of Randolph's 
sons were more likely fathers. 

Among them, Randolph is the 
most likely because descendants of 
Eston Hemings passed down the 
story that he was fathered by 
Thomas Jefferson's uncle. 

All of Jefferson's uncles were 
dead at die time Eston Hemings 
was conceived, but Jefferson's 
daughter Martha referred to his 
brodier as Uncle Randolph. 

Randolph also had a "document- 
ed propensity to sociaJize witii Mon- 
ticello slaves." Turner said. At 
night, he was known to dance and 
olav the fiddle widi the slaves, he 

Monticello officials stand by 
their original claims that Thomas 
Jefferson was tiie most likely fallier 
of Eston Hemings and probably 
fathered other Hemings children. 

"Some fine scholars participated 
in the report, and Vm sure their 
comments will add to the ongoing 
discussion of this thorny issue," 
said Daniel P. Jordan, president of 
the Tliomas Jefferson Foundation, 
which owns and operates Monticel- 
lo. "We are confident about our find- 
ings, but we always welcome new 
evidence, which we will take seri- 

Thursday, April 19, 20()i 

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Thumbs up 
parking lot 

ThroLKlioul llu- sclujol year, 
many concerns have been raised at 
Student Senate mei-linKS rcBardine 
the lines in tile campus parkinfi lots, 
especially in front of Thalcjier 

Even tliough llic problem lias 
not been solved yet. students' con- 
cerns are beinK heard. 


1 Ills suutmiT tile parking lo 
llrock Hall, llialclier Sc.ulh 
Itnlurky. Mississiplii. Inma 

to five-year 
repair plan 

Summerour Hall. Taylor Circle. 
•Diatcher Hall and the Jones Lot, 
the parkini! lot in between Daniclls 
Hall andj. Mabel Wood Hall. 

•Hie TalKe Hall parkinB lots 
restriped two years ago and. there- 
fore, will not be redone for three 
more years. 

"I do check (the lots) periodical- 
ly to see if my projection of five 
years is Koing to work," Avant said. 
"So far it is. I'm going into the 
Inurlh year" 

AmjrdiiiK to Aviuit, each sum- 
mer SoiUli.Tu spi'uds St,li;i7 to 

must pay a park- 

iiiM to students' cuitcerns and allot- 
ling its resources in order to repair 
areas on the campus as needed. 

Change in Atlanta school year 

HOS'ION (ll-WlkK)— lii.iiiiiijur 


Allaiila drcidrd Ki vhmw 
U) ci ycarldiij,! iicailt'iiiir system, ilis- 
1inj,'iiisliiiif; llinii as siiiiu' of iilnuil 
si-lii.dls ni.islly ()|H-nili> wilh \\w 
siinir luinibiT of chiss days as llic 
slandard ncadeinic modi^l but cut 
summer vacation to six weeks. 

Wliile teachers, parents and stu- 
dents have praissi'd Atlanta's new 
system, Ihi- Bay Slate is more lu'si- 
lanl abiiiil such a i-liatiKc, Only five iiirliidii.K fniir ciiarler 
s.-liimls, are year-rinnid. anil I1i.t<- 

III,- selaiiil vc;« «„uld la 

eniliuu lliau 111, 
r awav llie ^lal,- 

Iroiii the lime thai chiklr. 

1 -^peiul l.,lli, ^vsl, 

with their families in lb,- 

iimun-i driiKlul 

Some believe thai vearlom; 

would not allow sludeiils 1 

lUlli. 1 1, .1,1 111,- 1 

pate in summer pnitrams 

oi i,ilis ,Mll,„i 

Such a system wmilii ;ilsti ictiuii 
additional opfniliiij; cusK hu ludin/,; 
air conditioning; iiisiallarmii liimi 
the stale's already liyiii educational 

On the other band, state teacb- 
ers have not resisted this sugges- 
I tion because they would like to try a 
different educational model, Kathy 
Kelk-y, prtsident of the Massachu- 
setts Federation of Teachers, told 
the Boston Herald. Yearlong 
schools do lend to boost students' 
performance level because stu- 
dents are able to retain more mate- 

Hal during their snnmier break. 
Advdiales of this System argue that 
becansi- teachers must spend the 
first month or two of Uie school 
year reviewing material from the 
previous year, a yearlong academic 
period would give teachers 

sons instead. 

Students who participate in sum- 
mer tutoring programs and classes 
arc essentially attending school 
year-round. Boston requires the 
lowest performing students to 
schooling. For 

Its, a formal year-round 

ay benefit tin 

rrenl academic model. 

;iy in fact design a year- 

I'specinlly fnrlhrsestu- 

ichools and not rule it ooi bi 

editorial appeared hi 
Tfie Daily Free Press at Boston Uni- 
versity on April 17, 200L 

Mean Jessie Hartwell 

Let me tell you a story Southern. 
d story with a good ending. 
ne take you 
1992. The 
3 down, the 

; all hoping for 
i Bush to beat Clinton 
... the upcoming 
election, right? 

y Ray Cyrus 
I, along with 
iHammer and Ice. I was 9, and in the 
l4th grade. My folks allowed one 
Ihour of TV a day, and I watched 
■reruns of 'The A Team." that great 
Mshow where someone could shoot 
■anAK-47 into a mob of bad guys and 
■nobody would even get a scratch. 
■You had Face, the pretty boy who 
■could tell a woman's measurements 
[ust by a quick glance, Hannibal, 
Kvho thought best while he was 
Juckin' on a Cuban (cigar, that is). 
. there was Murdock, the 
Mechanic/helicopter pilot/explo- 
; specialist, and all around nut, 
of course the greatest of them 

all, Mr. T, who would be fined the 
$25 if he enrolled here at Southern, 
(Think about it, if you don't get it, 
email me) and was deathly afraid of 

For some reason, whenever the 
bad guys captured them, they 
would always lock them in a ware- 
house Glled with bulldozers (com- 
plete with keys in ignition), plastic 
explosives, PVC pipes and of course 
duct tape. 

It was a time of Ninja Turtles, of 
pizza, of Martial Arts. It was a time 
of slap bracelets, neon green, and 

Life was good for me. until 
November 13. 1992 (a Friday). That 
was the day Jesse Hartwall enrolled 
in West Bay Elementary School. He 
was big, about 6'4, he had muscles 
on top of muscles, and he even had 
a little stubble growing on his 
cheeks. He could have gotten a 
pack of cigarettes at a gas station, 
no questions asked. 

He was popular from his first 
day. We all had to run a lap before 

HE., and he shamed us all Of 
course all the "sheep" flocked 
around him and wanted to be his 
friend. There was even this one 
skinny little nerd, Bradley Warde- 
housen lU, that gave Jesse a quarter 
a day to be his bodyguard. 

Back then, how can I put this. I 
didn't have the sleek and lean 
physique that I do now (oh yeah). 

Well, Jesse was a busy man. but 
he found ample time to torture me 
on the playground. He would tell 
me to take a headstart, and I'd do 
my best to tear up as much ground 
as possible, but he would always 
catch up to me and tackle me, 
crushing ribs, knocking my teeth 
out, fracturing my skull and dis- 
lodging my coccyx \vith his foot. 
Every time he told me to run I hied 
to run faster than before, not only to 
get away from him, but to try to 
cushion the impact a little. 

I tried to talk to my teachers 
about Big Jesse, but they just told 
me to take it because you're never 
ever supposed to fight back. Now 

you know why I despised my 
schooling so much: they never 
taught me the things I wanted to 
learn, like jiu-jitsu, or kenpo, or the 
dreaded Praying Mantis-to-the-eye- 
socket death move (thanks Justin). 

Well that year finally passed, and 
us guys started liking girls almost 
overnight. I still remember her. 
Brandi Floyd. Oh, how I wanted to 
be hers. I remember, she was one of 
those girls that was hot even back in 
5th grade. I would have given any- 
thing if only she would have liked 
me. I believe every guy in Mrs. 
Stewart's class felt the same way. 

Well, of course she liked Jesse, 
and Jesse liked her. Tliey went out 
for a few years, then he dumped her 
for some other girl at the new Mid- 
dle School downtown. 

He was the meanest, baddest 
joker I've ever known. No one could 
instill fear in my poor juvenile mind 
like Mean Jessie could; it was as if it 
was a talent. 

I haven't seen him since tlie 7lh 
grade, and until yesterday I haven't 


heard anything from him. 

"Local Panama City man 
charged with drug use, staying at 
Panama City Jail, bond is set at 

They had other details, but I 
won't bore you with them. 

I have two points. 

1. Sounds like a lot of recent arti- 
cles that have been popping up 
recentiy, doesn't it? Guess we have 
to get our weekly dirt on those that 
sm more tlian we do, eh? 

2. It has been 9 years since I've 
met him. but I finally saw the day 
when it came back and bit him. 
Who had the last laugh? Me? Oh 
yes. Oh, all those years haven't 
numbed the sweetness one bit. 

Gotcha sucka, I pity the fool... 
Have a nice day Southern. 

■ Dennis Mayiie isajreshman 
religion major from Florida. He can 
be reached at 

Modern day Banks, ATMs are bad for 
Good Samaritan many college students 

modern day Good 
Samaritan story. 
The first vehicle fiew by. The car 
on the side of 
the dirt road with its 
female occu- 
pants standing by its 
was obviously 
the drivers' 
fADV blindspot. 

VAN DOLSON I sighed. Holly, 
swearing that she 
knew exactly how 
e a car tire pulled equip- 
of tlie frunk and then laid 
<i'>'^--n on the ground to jack up the 

l>nce die tire was in the air, 
H'j'iy Dulled out the lugnut wrench. 
attached it to th^ tire and began to 
|"l^ 'jn it. Nothing. She tugged even 
''^rder. Still nothing. 

As Holly continued struggling to 
^'^--n the lugnuts, I called my edi- 
2 ^^nny. at the office to tell him 
Ji'it wt- were stuck on the side of a 
"t^-rled dirt road in Meigs County 

Tady, come hold the wrench 
^"'«- [ jump on it," Holly command- 

Edging the phone between my 
^ iiiui shoulder, I proceeded to 
^''" '^'^"y while still chatting with 

As Holly grunted and groaned 

^^ Tiy hands slipped as the tire 

^^R^n spinning around, I could 

Kenny laughing hysterically, 

"iciunng how ridiculous we looked. 

no ^ Will call you 'Lugnut' from 

^n. Kenny later told me as 

>one in the office chuckled 

"Our predicament 

^e BnaUy decided tiiat this was 

^' working. TTie tire kept spinning 

ki*,„J ^'^'■^ not loosening the 

Dejected, I climbed onto a dilap- 
idated old couch floating in a large 
puddle of water on the side of the 
road as Holly pulled out her camera 
to record our Kodak moment. 

I was eagei" to get to tiie site 
where authorities had found a 
woman's body, presumably that of 
an elderly woman who had been 
missing from Chattanooga for sev- 
eral days, but our minor problem 
was setting us back. I was worried 
that the police would finish their 
investigation, the TV crews would 
get their soundbites and everyone 
would be gone by the time we 

After yet another hour, vehicle 
number three drove by and then. . . 
yes, it slowed down and stopped 
beside us. 

The driver, a man dressed in 
overalls, climbed out of the rusty 
truck, greeted us and then proceed- 
ed to lower tiie car, unscrew the 
lugnuts and change the tire. His 
wife chatted vrith Holly and me as 
their young daughter drew in tiie 
dirt on the side of the road. 

The man quickly finished chang- 
ing our tire and then we were on 
our way. As they drove off. I could- 
n't help but think of the parable of 
the Good Samaritan. Just as two 
vehicles drove by before one 
stopped to help, so the Pharisee and 
tiie Saducee passed by without a 
second glance until the Good 
Samaritan stopped to help. 

■ Cady is a Junior English 
major from Tennessee. She is the 
Editor in Chief of the Accent. She 

Banks are bad. That's the bottom 
line. Banks are bad, and they are 
really bad for college students. 

For some reason (maybe it's all 
the pollen) I always seem to spend a 
lot of money around this time of 
year, which only irritates my 
already tumultuous relationship 
with banks. One of my biggest 
peeves with banks is the whole 
ATM service charge deal. I feel like 
I'm always having to take money 
out of an ATM. My wallet is full of 
receipts reminding me about how 
much money I used to have and tiiat 
the free car wash I got with a tank of 
gas expired two months ago. Ifs 
always bothered me that tiiere is 
not a Bank of America {the bank I 
use regretfully) on campus, but 
that's another story. 

No, my real beef with ATMs is 
the service charges they levy when 
you use them for what they're 
designed for. If you are in a bind 
and have to take money out of a 
competitor's ATM, they always 
charge you for this, but, of course. 
poUtely warn you before tiiey let 
you proceed. Then, as if this isnt 
enough, your bank might charge 
you for using another bank's ATM 
(Where I come from, thafs called a 
"double whammy.n If I had some 
form of regular income. I could sim- 
ply take cash out of checks when I 
deposit them, but with no frequent 
checks, it's kind of hard to take 
cash out of them. I guess I could 
cash out the whole check when I 
finally get a big one - that would 
prevent me from having to go to an 
ATM for a while. But then I'd have a 
big wad of cash on my hands (And I 

don't want have a big wad of cash on 
my hands. This is tlie reason I have 
bank accounts in the first place 
instead of a piggy jar.). 

I've considered switching to 
another package deal different from 
the one I'm currently with, but 
there are problems with this as well. 
With my current set-up, I have no 
monthly fees; I simply have to keep 
a minimum balance of one thousand 
dollars behveen my savings and my 
checking account at die good ol' 
Bank of America. That's just one 
problem. Anotlier is the fact that 1 
have four boxes of checks (that's 
like tiifrty doUars or somediing) I 
will forfeit if I ever change banks. 
That would defeat the whole pur- 
pose of changing banks. 

Perhaps tiie biggest slap in tlie 
face we receive from banks is the 
deposit restrictions and hidden fees 
they impose on us. If I want to 
deposit money into my bank, then I 
have to use one of their deposit slips 
or receive an ambiguously named 
fee called a "counter deposit." What 
tiie hell is a "counter deposit?" "Are 
you telling me that I have to spend 
money to buy your deposit receipts, 
and then, if I run out of these 
receipts, I can deposit, but have to 
spend an exfra dollar fifty as a result 
of not having spent more money on 
your deposit receipts yet?" Yeah, 
tiiat's pretty much what the banks 
are saying. You have to spend 
money to give them money. I did 
zone out quite a bit in economics 
class, but don't banks want my 
money in their reserve? Isn't that 
how they make money - by loaning 
my money to other people? I know 
there's not a whole lot of my money, 
but tiiat's part of tiie problem - tiiey 
don't care: tiiey can afford to treat 
people witii little money like junk 

Some people say banks are just a 
necessary evil, They are most defi- 
nitely botli necessary and evil ... oh. 
and they suck. Is it necessary that 
they are a bigger pain than help? I 
know tliey are businesses too, but it 
seems tlieir parasitic practices are 
getting worse all the time. Most of 
us college students have not applied 
for loans to buy a house or make a 
large inveshnent yet. When we do, I 
think we'll be rudely awakened. 
Here's a news flash tiiat Uie banks 
don't like to broadcast: you have to 
have money already to get more 
money from banks, that, or be 
charged interest rates that are so 
asfronomical you'll never be able to 
pay off die debt. (Sidenote: if you 
call Mr. Cash, don't expect to be 
able to talk to Billy Packer. He does- 
n't even actually work for them. I 
learned this the hard way.) 

I apologize to people who have 
family members working for banks 
or who work for banks themselves. 
You are necessarily bad. Wlien my 
mom worked for First Union for a 
short time, her experiences there 
only reinforced my deep-seated 
difficuit attitude. Wliy can't we go 
back to the old days when you could 
walk up to the counter, present a 
receipt and receive your money's 
equivalent weight in gold or leave 
your Smith & Wesson as collateral 
for a loan? Back then, even if they 
had had tiie fees tiiey have today, 
tiiey would have had to notify you 
via Pony Express, giving you some 6 
time to prepare yourself before you ^ 
got slapped with double whammy. 
hidden fees. 

Get a 

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mtmued from page 16 

lounls of weight and kept it off for 
long period of time. Respondents 
rfthelmingly reported that mov- 
jnore was one of the primary 
^ to successful, permanent 
ijcigiit loss. Here-is a synopsis of 
the registrants had to say 
,„„. creating an exercise program 
iji helps you reach— and more 
■Ji'iportandy. maintain— your goals: 
Eighty percent of the respon- 
its used walking as their primary 
jrce of activity. Though walking 
low-tech and short on razzle-daz- 
nplicity is what makes it so 
.Active. You can walk virtually 
pytime, any^vhere, to and from 
i good start, so quit com- 
plaining about how far it is from 
rock lo Hickman. 

You don't have to do all of your 
\ercise at once. Large numbers of 
^gistrants regularly did four sets of 
0-minute bouts of exercise spread 
ighout the day. Parsing out 
activity into short, frequent 
inis of exercise can be just as 
(fecdve as doing a single long 
iDrkout provided you burn an 
quivalent number of calories. 
Exercise a lot. The average reg- 
trant reported burning about 
ries a week through exer- 
se. That hefty burn was achieved 
irough a combination of walking 
s mentioned above) and other, rel- 
ively sfrenuous 'cross training' 
tivities such as biking, hiking, 
inning and gym workouts. 
The better shape you're in, the 
arder you can push yourself;A sjg- 
ificant number of registrants 
Eported that, as they lost weight, 
led in higher-intensity 
orkouts regularly (that sounds 
like interval trainmg) That 
n't mean you need to drive 
ourself to the bnnk of exhaustion 
workuut but it does means 


Ada Garcia, senior health s^ 
playing racquetball in the g)- 



week you 
should push yourself so that you 
work up a good sweat and feel mod- 
erately out of breath during your 

Of course, when you first start 
out this may not be possible. It may 
take several months for you to be in 
good enough shape to up your 
wor¥out intensity. Which puts you 
ready to shine when registration 
rolls around and that girl you've 
been waiting on to come from acad- 
emy finally comes to Southern and 
you can show off your new bod. 

Add activity into your life any 
way you can. Those who have won 
the long-term weight-loss war seem 

Staff photo by Brittany Robson 
major, prepares to swing while 
iim its a friend watches. 

to take every opportunity to get up 
and go. They take their dogs for 
long strolls, work in their gardens, 
and pass up a ride in the golf cart in 
favor of a walk around the greens, 
and maybe these are the same peo- 
ple who take an active Sabbath 
activity instead of just working on 
their lay activities, i.e., napping for 

With summer fast approach and 
if the Accent weather forecasters 
are right the hot days ahead are just 
the right time to get out and get 

culture shock, exotic faces, the unexpected 


Continued from page 16 

Uie bitter chill and broke through 
the shivering defense of Tea, Till- 
man. The first few times they came 
up empty-handed, but one time 
down Team Tillman's overzealous 
midfielder Sandra Rosas fell and 
sprained her ankle leaving Love and 
Alicia free to roam. 

These two came down and put 
great pressure on Team Tillman's 
goalie. With a recovery of a misdi- 
rected shot. Love received a perfect 
pass right in front of the net. With- 

Tlie Southern Acci 

out hesitation she c 
situation and tied the game. 

Tliis goal couldn't have come at 
a better time, for there were only 
three minutes left in the game. 
Team Mastrapa after that played as 
a team relieved. They were willing 
to accept a tie. 

Team Tillman however played 
like a team in disfress, franticly fry- 
ing to score in the closing minutes. 
They felt that they dominated the 
opposition and that tiiey shouldn't 
have tied the game. But they did. 

These two teams battled 
through cold conditions and each 
other to a tie. 

Athlete of the week 
Danny Goodge 

We're into our second week of 
soccer here at Southern, and 
while there have been some good 
games, you soccer players need to 
work harder to distinguish your- 

For all you purists out there, 
yes. I do know that soccer is a 
team sport and that die team win- 
ning is more important than an 
individual showing, but this col- 
umn is, after all, player of the 

Wliile I know that reenacting is 
not a frue sport, if there was an 
Iron man award at Southern it 
would go to Danny Goodge. Not 
only did he endure sbc hours as 
the "thief on the left" during Son- 
rise, but he added a touch of real- 

Not satisfied with just making 
himself appear dirty with mud 
stains Danny went the exfra mile 
and earned the athlete of the week 
award by adding that 'exfra touch.' 
I don't know if any of you have had 
rope burns, but I would be willing 
to bet that none of you have 
applied them to various body 
parts on purpose. 

Well all you loyal sports page 
readers, that is excatly what he 
did. The red welts criscrossing 
his body were, in fact, self inflicted 
with a conveniently available rope 
and no small amount of pain to 
himself So Danny, you get the 
official sports page salute ( along 
with a trial size sample of 
Neosporin) for going above and 
beyond the call of duty, 

Wellness quote of the week 

"You must 
value your- 
self before 
you can 
value oth- 
— Stacey McDonald 


Tlnirsday, April ll iTaiiirl 

ties Tillman 

It was a blistering cold night as Teams 
.Mastrapa and Tillman faced off of what 
was to become a epic battle of shear will. 

From the start, Team Tillman went on 
the offensive. Led by team captain Jeanie 
Tillman and her sidekick Erin Johns, 
Team Tillman fired a birage of shots at 
Team Mastrapa's goalie. 

After several near misses, Team Mas- 
trapa used their potent counterattack to 
liirow Team Tillman off course. Howev- 
er, Tillman cara'e back strong and aboul 
halfway through the first half Johns faked 
!lu- goalie out of her shoes and stuck the 
Icill in the back of the net. 

Team Mastrapa seemed to be disillu- 
■-inned by the cold and shocked that Johns 
c<m]d make such a nice move. 

Team Matrapa surged on for the rest of 
ihe half, putting Team Tillman on their 
li<^el5. Although at the half the score was 
Tillman, 1 Mastrapa 0, Team Mastrapa 
was full of hope for the second part of the 

Team Mastrapa changed goalies at the 
f to Julie Fuller. Fuller, stealing a pair 
gloves from the ref, stopped an 
^laught of shots from the persistant Till- 
n offense. Her cat-like reflexes saved 
iny goals and helped fuel Team Maslra- 
for the remainder of the game. 
For the better part of the second half 
am Tillman dominated Team Mastrapa 
id kept on firing balls at the net with no 

With around ten minutes left in the 

game Kristy Mastrapa had to leave. Her 

, without a captain, rallied behind a 

young star named Alicia and a girl whom 

Mike Isidro crooned in the cafe named 

These giris pushed forward through 

See Soccer on page 

Exercises for easy summer weight loss 

By Jeff Parks 

(■ for s 


camps and one piece 
iiiiuiiiiK sails, but liowever you (ledede to 
spend your summer bi^nk, it is definitely tinte 
to get in sliupe. Here are a few good tips to get 
you started. 

Many people engage in the occasional 
raquetball game or even sign up for llieir 
favorite interniural sport. But, if you're ready 
to take tbe next step up in intensity, burn 
some more calories and inject some novelty 
into a stale routine, interval training might be 
just what you've been looking for. 

The idea behind it is relatively simple: 
Take a ho-hum run-of-tlie-mill aerobic work- 
out and spice it up with a tough but short peri- 
od — called, appropriately, an interval — of 
challenging intensity. Then bring it back 
down for a 'recovery period' and do it all 

'lliis basic idea can help you where ever 
you workout from tlie gym to the TV room in 
Tliatcher. Tliis can be modiRed for all levels of 
fitness ranging from virtual beginner to pro- 
fes.sional Fit Zone employee. 

Altliough the basics may be simple, the 
execution can be as easy or as difficult as you 

First, any wellness major, worth their 
weight in powerbans can tell you that eslimat- 
mg your heart rate is the place to start Too 
complicated. For our iJurposes, let's use a 
simple scale of 1-10, wltli 1 being so easy it's 
practically like staying in bed and 10 be'mg the 
hardest effort you're capable of putting out, 
one you couldn't possibly sustain tor long 

Now let's further assume you've just 
begun a fitness program and have worked up 
to a simple, brisk 20-minute walk. Let's say 
that you would rate that brisk walk as a 3 on 

tlie scale of MO. Great. 

A basic interval program for you might 
look like this: Walk for a while at 3; now break 
out at 4 1/2 or 5 for a short spurt; return to 3 
while you catch your breath, and, when you're 
ready, do it all over again. 

You have now been initiated into interval 
training. This is available on the track at no 
extra expense to your bill. 

Now how to keep all of those CK pounds, 
some of mom's famous chocolate chunk 
fudge delight cookies or homemade nisberry 
jam off? 

Which of those high-protein, zero-sugar, 
low-carb diets will give the best results? The 
promise of painless, instant and amazing 
weight-loss diets dangles, like a Jackie spe- 
aal, in front of our noses. The results sound 
simply irresistible. 

Fad diets are the weight loss equivalent to 
spmmng your wheels in the sand. Although 

you may see some short-ti 

cent of dieters give in to temptation » 

regain all of their weight in less than a yt* 

So what really works? One place to » 
a diet that works is in that one book tnai 
little old lady wrote that we all have to 
religion classes. , 

But if you're really serious about d 
pounds permanently, you have f^ j 
fanny off the couch away from the 1 
plugged from the world wide web ana 
some calories. , 

Thaf s right, exercise is by far y""'^ 
effective strategy for both losing 
maintaining weight loss. . 

Indeed, the 1997 National We'B" ■„ 
Regish-y (sponsored by the 1">"'''J.l, 
Pennsylvania Medical Center) sarveyw 
s ands of people who had_ losUig!SS- 
See Exercise on pi#' 


Car accidents affect students' studies Page 2 

Cinematography major approved Page 3 

The Southern Accent 

ASEANS party exhibits 
Southern's wide diversity 

Tluirsday, Api-il2fi/2()01 

Ust Saturday, the ASEANS Club had a 
party featuring the Asian culture in a dis- 
play of games, cultural shows, food, music 
and activities. 

Games and activities included Sumo 
wnsiliiiij, dirssinf,' up in Asian clothing for 
pliuiiis. pini; ponM niatches. Karaoke, free 
r^i; mils ■iiid .ilniiirid pudding made by 
K.'illi Siiydcr, sijoiisor of ASEANS. and 
nKinl)i'is (,f ihe club, and a peanut/chop- 
^liik n'l;iy li'Mxe. Each pereon could also 
:en out in Chinese by 
Vivian Loo. Junior Psychology major from 
China, or Kathy Li. Sophomore Chemistry, 
Biochemistry major from China. 

The Uk-s HE. center was beautifully 
.itii.ns and Ihe almos- 

Asl'ANS social vice presi- 

Tlie cultural shows, beginning at 9:30 
p.m., added even more to the festive atmos- 
phere. Tlie shows included representation 
from Japan. Ihe Philippines, Korea, China. 
Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, 
Indonesia, and the South Pacific Islands. 
The Japanese demonstration was the prepa- 

"The presentation of the tea was good. 
Tlie egg rolls were great, and the almond 
pudding melted in your mouth." said Seth 
Lukens, junior nursing major. 

Jason Ileto, junior physics major from 
Ihe Philippines said, "1 think it's exciting 
that we can represent our cultures at 
Southern. The fact that we have these 
events shows that Southern is diverse. Ifs 
great thai we have all these clubs that peo- 

See Party on page 2 

cArthur working on second book 

I. '"""" "link that as Chair of Southern 
Ij ' J 7«rsitv's history department 
, '' "1 11 ur keeps busy enough 

parently d sagrees as he s 
k about a 19th century actor 
te s n diat he fijlly expects 
J n ore years t fin h 
yithout a doubt, the most 
in I hib day he said 
about wnting this boolt for 

I bography s a un que chal 
I utting t gether this puzzle he 

*" has searched for information in 

England. Louisiana, Harvard, New York City 
and the Library of Congress, fn addition to 
these sources, McArthur has had information 
sent to him from Texas, has hired a 
researcher from Australia, and been given 
research grants from Southern. 

"Putting togedier this research is a won- 
derful intellectual challenge." he said. "1 m 
also trying to recreate the world of 19th-cen- 
tury Theater. My goal is to write die best 
book on 19th-century Theater ever wntten. 

McArthur says that writing this book is a 
lot of fun. 

"I'm not going to make a lot of money on 
this project One does it to keep sharp. 1 m a 
historian, this is what I do,"he said. 

Ben McArthur is on Sabbatical 

StafT photo by Brittany Robson 
o write his book, but still leaches History of the South. 

Thursday, April 2(i, <if)^\ 

have that w 

Student Association President, David War- 
den junior mass communicafons major 
added -When you walk in you can tel that 
?he theme was well thought ouU thmk tt real- 
"along Athene of our go* forth, 
ye^-the goal to offer a lot of vanety 

The "Sasaki Sumo center was a popular 
activity. Selh Johnson, sophomore theology 

■ HONOLULU - A IMay stnke by 
Hawaii's public teachers ended early 
Tuesday only hours before a federal judge 
could have intervened. A union spokes- 
woman said the Hawaii Slate Teachers 
Association's board would formally pres- 
ent the deal to teachers sUtewlde for for- 
mal ratification later Tuesday 

■ DAVENPORT, Iowa — Stiff wind 
eased Tuesday as flooding from the Mis- 
sissippi Kver is expected to reach Daven- 
port late Tuesday and peak near 22.5 Icet 
just short of the 1993 record. It had 
reached 22.1 feet early Tuesday Daven- 
port is the largest town on Ihe upper Mis- 
sissippi without a permanent llood wall. 


Greeneville Cmdr. Scott Waddle was given 
a letter of reprimand as punishment for 
the collision that killed nine Japanese men 
and boys, his attorney said. Waddle said 
he would retire by Oct. 1. 

■ WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A 

plane returned to New Zealand on Tues- 
day witli four sick staffers and seven other 
Americans retrieved from a research sta- 
tion near Antarctica's coast. 

■ TOKYO — In a resounding defeat of 
politics as usual, fiery reformer Junichiro 
Koizumi was elected Tuesday to lead 
Japan's ruling party and replace Prime 

1 Minister Yoshlro Mori as, premier. Koizu- 

\ mi, 59, who won a popular mandate with a 

stunning sweep of nationwide primaries 

that began last week, defeated former 

Prime [i^lnlsler liyularo Hashimoto. 

■ WASHINCiTON — President Bush 
rejected Taiwan's request to buy high-tech 
U.S. destroyers equiiljied witll the Aegis 
combat radar system but left open possi- 
bility of future sales if China continues to 
pose a military threat to the Island. Beijing 
had objected to Its rival's bid for llie Aegis 

^. - , " acuviry. ocui jui....^"", — r 

nified in ChnsL , ,,,„ „,ri,iv of activi- major and Dennis Mayne, freshman 

And shidents enjoyed the vanety of activi major^^^ ^_^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^ g^^„ „^,a,„g 

""-It was well planned,- ^aid Z^* J"*^ '"'"I^ ,„j„yed the scenery from the floor • 

sophomore -'i^»- ^tlviS ^^th' Dennis Uayne 'took me to school' ■" ' 
combined a good m^x of activiUes ring," Johnson said, 

shows, games, and food. 



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(.mliili iniil. hill die pull 
Us Aiiu'ricaiis' reluctance 
China relationship deterio- 

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Karaoke was entertaining for Bethan. i 
Martin, junior mass communications main I 
and Emily Thomsen, junior welbiess major ^ 

"Our favorite was David Wright singij,, 
Louis Armstrong's 'What a Wonderfiill 
World'on Karaoke," they said. "We give him I 
two thumbs up!" ' 

Rowena Ong, freshman chemistry raajdrl 
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Car accidents injure 
student performance 

.) Ilu- 

Automobile accidents are the number 
killers of teens, according to the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More 
than 5.000 teens are killed per year. Many 
thousands more are injured, and what had 
been their normal routine before becomes dif- 
ficult afterwards. 

Southern Adventist University is not 
immune to these accidents. Many students 
fmd themselves involved in auto accidents. 
Those that survive find college life an even 
greater difficulty than before the accident. 

Heidi Van Wyk, sophomore theology 
major from South Carolina, was involved in an 
accident in February while riding back in the 
rain to Southern from a weekend at home. 

"We hydroplaned at about 80 mph, did two 
360s. hit a guardrail, and went down an 
embankment into some trees." she said. 

Tlie accident occurred on Interstate 75, 
just north of Cleveland, Tenn. 

Van Wyk said slie was burned by the air 
bag and couldn't use her left hand for a 
month. She cracked her jaw, but had no bro- 
ken bones. 

Viin Wyk said that these injuries made 
everyday life painful. 

"Il hurl to breath or laugh. For awhile 1 
was jibli' tu move my head when 1 was getting 
up atler lying down. 1 was in a neck brace," 
she said. 

Tliese injuriL's have made class a hardship 

for Van Wyk since the accident. 

"I pretty much have to make all of my 
midterms up, except one," she said. 

Van Wyk said that she has fully recovered 
from the physical injuries, but psychological 
scars still linger. 

"I'm scared every time I get in a car." she 
said. "My brother and I were driving back 
fi-om home just this past weekend. It was rain- 
ing just like it had been the night of the acci- 
dent, and I started to get scared. I asked him 
a couple limes to slow down before I just 
burst into tears." 

The driver of the car Van Wyk rode in on 
the night of the accident was Korine Juhl, jun- 
ior religious studies major. She suffered a 
broken collar bone, which, she said, "makes it 
hard to carry a backpack around." 

Juhl said that the injury affected her 
schoolwork in other ways. 

The time it takes to heal really takes away 
from your studies," she said. 

Although Van Wyk does not blame Juhl for 
the accident, Juhl herself wishes that she had 
slowed down. 

"I was going pretty fast for the conditions," 
she said. "Southern roads aren't built like the 
ones I'm used to up north." 

The effects of the accident have also hin- 
dered Juhl in the workplace. 

"I haven't been able to work since," she 
said. The financial strain has fingered." 

Jorge Rojas. junior medical technology 
major, was involved in an accident in the fall of 

1999 when he was riding back to Southernl 
from a trip home over mid-term break. The| 
accident occurred on 1-75 in Georgia. 
"I was in the front seat, there was 
guy in the back," he said. 'We were riding! 
behind some fiiends in the truck ahead off 

Rojas said that in front of the fruck his rid J 
was following was a delivery fruck, which! 
dropped part of its delivery out into the bterl 

"Our friends in front swerved c_.. 

way. and we swerved into the middle of tha 
highway into the grass." he said. "One of th^ 
wheels hit a sewer hole, and the car flipp 
really don't remember much after 
because my head hit the side window and Q 
was knocked unconscious." _ 

After spending a night in the hospital,| 
Rojas said that his parents took him home for| 
a week to nurse him back to health, 

Rojas found new hardships to overcom^ 
once he returned to class. 

"I got C's for the first time in my life. It w 
hard to get back, especially in science," 
said. "It's surprising how far behind you c 
get in just a week." 

Unconsciousness may have sa - 
from having to deal with the same psychologi 
ical issues that Heidi Van Wyk encountered^ 
after her accident. 

"I don't remember most of it, s 
really traumatic," he said. 

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udents to produce 40 minute short film on Civil War 

ilm production 
ajor approved 

Debbie Battin 

ft propusdl for a new major— 
I turn — was approved 
I trustees after they 
impie piece created 
I ,1 (if Visual Art and 
ported David George. 
iif vibual art and design, 
"o create the 3.5 minute video, 
id George was the director of 
[lography. and Zach Gray was 
production designer and art 

^Ve co-directed the film, and 

' students helped, including 

lot limited to Nathan Huber, 

an Pizar. Jesse Rademacher, 

, Pardiero, Michael Bell, 

lid Dalson, Jeff Knox, Lauren 

^ard, Jessamyn Land, David 

s and many others who were 

; and support," George •^ald 

e movie also \vill be used for 

Jrombtional CD for the School of 

il Art and Design, and possi 

a future DTO, George said 

rording to George, the expe- 

was educational for every 

^ involved. 

a taste of a real-world 

jrking situation with real dead 

's." he said. "There's nothmg 

; actually doing something to 

do it." 

lot the first or last edu- 

)nal experience for the film 

Htluction area. According to 

frge. they make several short 

IS per semester and will contin- 

|lo expand the learning experi- 

n this department. 

rge shared some exciting 

)r next semester. 

are planning to shoot a 40 

Jme short film in the fall." he 

"It will star Robert Davis (The 

. The Goonies and many 

jers) and Brian McCardie (Rob 

Art students Jesse Rademacher and Jimmy Jones rehearse a s 
Art and Visual Design video. 

Contributed photo by ) myn L nd 
:ene for the cinematog ph /S I If 


as local talent. We are 
shoot in 35mm on 
Panavision cameras and lenses," 

The movie will be based one 
the b-ue story of a general during 
the Civil War who loses his son in 
battle. He finds closure to his son's 
death through an unofficial I 
that his soldie 

vith the 


According to George, the mis- 
sion of the cinematography area of 
the art department is to provide an 
environment where Christian 
young people are able to learn the 
art of film making. 

"The power of moving images 
and sound is amazing," he said. "It 

power in a posm w y 
ries from a Chri t p 
We operate on th ph I 

Tlie Southern Accent • 3 

Magers • 

Shd t t Southern are not 
1 II d t S tl ern's rule against 

It I mb said Brian Jobe. 

pi m counting major. 

Wl t tl p tot banning VCR's 

I DVD pi > when we can just 
I I d m off the Internet?" 

By J m junior physics and 
■ of Talge Hall's 

d t 

f tl p I y on his hall, i 

glad I 

: the policy," 
t the 

i I 


rs, dean of men, 

I ge in Southern's 

I DVD playere is not 

bl 1th end of this year. 

DVD 1 1 y that are a part of 

p t that is the part 

ate at the end of 

L I M 

I y 

tl y I d. 

A th i f the year, the deans 

r I (I d ill meet with Bill 

W 1 1 p sident of Student 

S t w policy. 

W tl mp ters, we could have 

tl DVD pi y emoved, but what 

f th mp t as damaged? And 

Ih p pi d vnloading movies 



m larification, whether 
I th y I uld be fined for 
11 t M g d. 

M g d that Southern is 

g Ih 1 t f the Advenlist col- 
I g Ih U ted States to main- 
t h tn t policy. 

Th lb y has VCRs. The 
C t f Le ing Success has 
h m C yb dy knows some vil- 
I t d twh wouldn't mind let- 
t gth th ir VCR," he said, 

the word from the street: The vege-beat 

n Ca-Mphs Safety 
Ijiday. April 13 

3 im.: Responded to win- 
p"aj;m in Thatcher Hall. Found 
y had fallen out. 
^0 P-m.: Called people who 
JM to move their vehicle from 
Tier Somh/Cafeteria Drive for 
se setup. 
■Wrt ("i'"" Officer responded to 
|ilX^,'yheft of Sony Playstation 

hf - ^■^■- Turned on power to 


Pm.: Set up barricades I 

direct traffic for SonRise 

Saturday, April 14 

6:20 a.m.: Opened church for 
SonRise director. 

8:06 a.m.: Removed barricades 

12:27 p.m.; Thatcher Hall fire 
alarm was result of burnt food. 

During SonRise we had medical 
personnel on standby. There were 
two minor medical problems. 

Sunday, April 15 
6:30 p.m.: Report of theft,^ con- 
tacted Collegedale Police 

recovered later by owner. 

9:30 p.m.: Responded to door 
alarm at Spalding Gym. Nodiing 
found. Secured door. 

Monday, April 16 

4.02 p.m.; Responded to Eleva- 
tor alarm in Student Center. Noth- 
ing found. Secured alarm 

8:15 p.m.: Medical transport to 
Health Service 

11:46 p.m.: Responded to door 
alarm at SA office. 

Tuesday, April 17 

4:16 p.m.: Jumpslart Morning- 
side Drive. 

6:02 p.m.: Lockout Brock Hall 
6:35 p.m.: Lockout Fleming 

Wednesday, April 18 

9:58 a.m.: Transported student 
on crutches from Fleming Plaza to 
Brock Hall. 

6:27 p.m.: Backpack stolen from 

Safety Tip: Remember to keep 
gas. oil in the engine and air in your 

tires. Keep your car running prop- 
erly so it is dependable and you do 
not get stuck somewhere. 

Lost and Found: We have 
many clothing items, Bibles and 
keys. If you have lost something 
this semester, come by Campus 
Safety and see ifit is here. 

Vte vege-beat is a weekly feature 
compiled by Campus Safety in an 
effort to keep students and faculty 
informed of what incidents occu 

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Thui^day, April 2(,, ' 

James becomes Adventist 
before leaving Southern 

Matthew James, an adjunct pro- 
fessor in Southern Adventist Uni- 
versity's School, of Music, has 
decided to leave Southern at the 
end of llie year. 

The story of what brought hini 
to Southern and the impact il has 
had on his life is one of Southern's 
more interesting ones. 

James was Episcopalian before 
taking his position as adjunct pro- 
fessor in the School of Music in the 
fall of 1999. He had his reasons for 
taking the job at Southern, but look- 
ing back, he believes it was a case of 
divine inspiration. 

James was teaching in South 
Dakota when his wife. Eleanor, 
moved to Colorado. 'Hie strain of 
the long- distance relationship was 
loo much, and they divorced. 

"1 still wanted to be with her, so 1 
prayed to God for a miracle," James 

In 1998. Eleanor had taken a 
position at UTC. 

"I've always lilted Tennessee and 
the Chattanooga area," James said. 
"I thought that maybe this was a 

James acted upon this sign by 
sending resumes to every college in 
the Chattanooga area. 

"I've taught college awhile now, 
it's all 1 really know," be said. 

Matthew James, adjunct professt 

Tlie only reply be received was a 
part-time position from Jim Hanson. 

"1 felt like God was reaching out 
to me," James said. 

James was not an Adventist, but 
he was so impressed by Hanson and 

Staff photo by Brittany Robson 
1 the School of Music, teaches a class in J. Mabel Wood Hall 

Adventist. He was baptized on 
November 25. 2000. 

"I was asked to maintain a 
healthy lifestyle and to believe that 
it is possible for a person to possess 
the Spirit of Prophecy," he said. "1 

was not forced to believe ii 
White. I do believe Ellen White J 
a prophetic gift" 

James looks to the phor 
from Hanson as a turning pojnfl 
his life. 

'TVithout his call, I would ni 
married to my wife, I would n 
an Adventist, and my son, 
would not have been born tl 
year," he said. 

James has enjoyed the r 
ship he has had with Southern's] 
dents in the time he has spent hi 
"IVe taught at public schaj 
and Southern students tend tc 
a little harder, and tend to be 
better in class," he said. "A! 
the musicals and the applied tf 
ings they tend to be a notch b 
liian in public school." 

It isn't only their classroom i 
formance that James has p 

"The students here tend t( 
littie more moral. You don't heai 
much profanity in the hall. ^ 
see as many students with e 
or tattoos," he said. 

James may have 
move on from Southern, but| 
believes its influence ' 
will continue. 

"I will remain ar 

James and his wife v 
ried last Christmas and Jai 
compelled to be baptized ; 

Teasing the tiger 

By Dioxi IVIartinez 


1 1(1 name was Kndiedra. She 
was iiotorious. Tlie very name 
struck fear in the ears of all the 
fourtii graders. I bad managed to 
avoid her until that day. 

My teacher's absence meant 
that 1 was assigned to sit in on 
another class. And now 1 sal a 
table's length from a l}east that I 
feared from iilar. 

She stood almost as tall as the 
teacher, but sitting across from me 
she looked less tlirealening. My 
quiet gasps at her vulgar insults 
soon turned into defensive observa- 

My first response resulted in an 
ominous hush. My next blow 
caused some carefully hidden 
chuckles. 1 don't know at what point 
I crossed the line, but I found 
myself laughing and taunting the 

My plan looked like it was going 
to work until my rapid and eflicient 
pace was rudely interrupted. My 
body jolted forward from the force- 
ful thrust of a large tennis shoe at 
my rear end. By the Public School 

survival rulebook I deserved to die, 
1 bad teased the tiger. Mercy was 
nowhere to be found. I was going to 
be her next casualty. Her next 

Tlien. right in the nick of time, ' 
mercy came running to me. "You 
leave that girl alone," someone 
shouted. "She's smart." 1 heard a 
much bigger sixtii-grader say. Oth- 
ers intervened. Soon I was ushered 
home, thanking God for sweet life 
and readily answering trivia ques- 
tions all Uie way. 

Have you teased the monster? 
You have acted rashly and foolishly 
just to realize Uiat now it's reckon- 
ing time. By your own efforts you 
are unable to fight back. As die 
semester comes to a close, maybe 
you have tlie reality of deadlines 
and finals reckoning. 'ITie Bible 
says -niie LORD is merciful and gra- 
cious, slow to anger, and abounding 
in mercy" (Psalm 104:8). Tlie girls 
who intervened thought 1 was 
worth saving because 1 was smart. 
God is ready and willing to save us 
despite our stupidity. His mercy 
extends far beyond our imagina- 
tion. Just ask. 

culture shock, exotic faces, the unexpected 

Start here. 

PliilSday, 2(i, 2001 


TIk- Soutlicm Acccnl 

On technoIogyTT^ 

Quotes compiled by Keith Pulfer 

■Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of tfie steam- 
roller, you're part of the road." 
—Stewart Brand 

"During my service in the United States Congress, 1 took the initiative in 
creating the Internet." 
— Al Gore 

"All technology should be assumed guilty until proven innocent." 
—David Ross Brower, American writer, author 

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is Indistinguishable from magic." 
—Arthur C(harles) Clarl<e, British science fiction writer 

"Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked." 
— Jeff Pesis 

"Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to 
develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may 
prove to be our executioner." 

—General Omar Nelson Bradley (1893-1981), American gener- 

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded 
our humanity." 

—Albert Einstein (1875-1955), German-born American 

"For a list of all the ways technology has failed to Improve the quality of 
life, please press three." 
—Alice Kahn 

"Technology made large populations possible; large populations now 
iiake technology indispensable." 

—Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970), American critic, natural- 
ist, writer 

"How could this be a problem in a country where we have Intel and 
Microsoft?" (on Y2K) 
— Al Gore 

phe danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart 
I as men, but we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway." 
—Bernard Avishai 

I " the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the 
Icomputer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get one million miles to 
|'"e gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside." 
^ —Robert X Cringely 

'^ever trust a computer you can't throw out a window." 
—Steve Wozniak 

I saw a speeding IFO 

Yeah that's right. I saw an identi- 
fied flying object More specifically. 
I saw the International Space Sta- 
tion (ISS) whizzing by. It was pretty 

At about 9:15 p.m. 
ion Monday, a few 
Mends of mine went 
:to the parking lot by 
the library and 
looked up. And we 

which was buitt and provided by 
Canada and was installed by the 
first Canadian to ever perform a 
space ^vaIk. 

The arm, 3,618 pounds of steel, 
aluminum and graphite epoxy. has 
two hands and seven joints and is 55 
feet long. It will act as a high-tech 
construction crane, walking end- 
over-end like an inchworm. to add 
pieces to the station and lessen the 
need for astronauts to do outside 
work during space walks. 

If you want to find out the next 
couple times tliat you can spot the 
ISS from any major cities, there are 


to be a star, It was 
star in the sky, only 
just 250 miles above 

up above the library, 
traveled above the parking lot and 
moved over and started to descend 
over Thatcher South before it 
moved into the earth's shadow, 
which dimmed it out. All of this 
took place in the span of about a 

On board at the time were ten 

people. The ISS usually houses 3 „. 

people but there were seven visitors that can telfyou the exact I...... 

as the space shuttle Endeavor had a duration, and where to look for 
mission to add a new "arm" to tlie each ISS sighting from most major 
ISS. Tlie arm is called Canadarm 2 cities. 

p/StationLoc.html is „ .... ...„. 

tracks where the ISS and other 
objects are every minute. Also on 
that site is a link to J-Pass which can 
help you spot the ISS from your 


Internet-based radio 
becoming popular 
Napster alternative 

WIRE)— In late 1979, before half 
the people on this campus were 
born, The Buggies claimed that 
n'ideo Killed the Radio Star." In 
1981, MTV proudly aired its first 
music video; ironically it was the 
video of this song, which has 
become the network's anthem. 

Years later, as MTV celebrated 
its 20th birthday, controversy arose 
as some in the music industry 
claimed that Napster was killing 
(technically, robbing) the radio star. 
In the wake of the ruling by the 
9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 
San Francisco on the use of Nap- 
ster, the question must be asked — 
since radio stars seem to be so sus- 
ceptible to attacks, who or what will 
be the next supposed villain? 

Net-based radio— as the name 
implies — is comprised of radio sta- 
tions that are solely found on the 

However, net-based radio is a bit 
of a misnomer. Unlike conventional 
radio stations such as The Lion, 
WKPS 90.7 FM or 93.7 FM, The 
Bus. which have Web sites to com- 
pliment and publicize their radio 
stations, net-based radio does not 
broadcasl over afrwaves - it only 
broadcasts from the Internet. is one such Inter- 
net-based radio site. Based in Min- 
neapolis. Minn., it was launched in 
Nov. 1995. and with almost three 
million unique listeners and 15 mil- 
lion unique visitors each month, it 
continues to be among the top one 

re than 120 
15 genres, 
llion song 

percent of [lie Internet's busiest 
Web sites. 

"We were actually the first in the 
world to stream audio." said 
Stephen Holderraan, executive vice 
president of marketing and sales for 

Calling itself "the net generation 
of radio." is an inter- 
active online radio site, offering boasts i 
channels of music i 

samples, Holderman said 

Users of can 
select from any of its music or 
information channels and listen to 
its audio program while they surf 
the web or while using applications 
like word processing, spreadsheets 
or e-mail, as long as they remain 
connected to the Internet. 

Another Net-based radio site. has recently received 
a lot of press because it has been 
giving a bit of compe- 
tition. The young 
prides itself in having between one 
and a half to two million unique vis- 
itors each month, said Dierdre Mor- 
rissey.'s public rela- 

■^e're just like a virus." Morris- 
sey said of the site. "We have grown 
exponentially because we appear to 
have niche markets and formats 
that aren't available otherwise." 

As with all aspects of the Inter- 
net — Net-based radio is no different 
— the future is now. 


. The Southern Accent 


Thui^day, Apiil 26, 2001 1 

^^^^^^i^^i^^^^i^^^^ii^^r^ Dean Bledsoe recalls 

her days at Southern] 

By Stacey Chandau. 

STA PT WhITUR _^___ 

There are a few things here at 
Southern Adventist University tliat 
are unique only to us. Once a year, 
an event takes place that brings the 
student body together in a truly spe- 
cial way. . 

Strawberry Festival is a miiiu- 
media slide show created by the 
students for the students of 
Soutliern. We laugh as we see our 
friends faces magnified on the huge 
screen. We cry as we see our own. 
We eat strawberries and look at our 
yearbooks, and remember all the 
times thai have given each year a 
unif;ii<- plac- in "ur hearts. 

Ilijs s|,.Ti:,| cv^nt doesn't just 
li;i|)|jfn, linwtv(-r; it's not that 
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n1 III-, irif liiMf In miikc il happen. 
Ill- 111(1 III-, liMiii li.ivc in '-:fr;iin their 
fVfsnvfi i.HIKixli.lfs. llK'y haveto 
criliffuf (lox-Tis t.l si.ritjs screening" 
for the ofcasional profanity. 'Hlis 
job, unbeknown to most, is no bowl 
full of strawberries. 

So Id's lake a few moments 

Staff pholo by Brittany Robson 

Wrawberry Festival, Wes Hall works i: 
:i( run in the slide show. 

I behind the 
ill, a junior broad- 
is the 2001 
val producer. 

Let's say you could not do the festival office)? 
Festival for the rest of your ■" '' "^ 
life.. .what are your long-term 
career goals? 

"I would eventually tike to find a 
coirtmunications job in the church 
or one Uial i feel is doing a service 

I like golf.. .and just about any- 
thing outside," 

Do you read a lot? 

"I used to. but I don't have the 
time anymore. Humor is good I 
also like a little bit of history 

Since everyone else gets to 

relive their memories at the 

Strawberry Festival, what about 

the past timt qualify ygy? whut is your greatest mem- 

the Strawberry ory of this year? 

Ml rinlit WcH, let's talk busi- 
nesH. Wltul expericnccH have 
you had 

Festival editor? 

"I've helped with the last two 
sliowH. both with Grady Sapp last 
year and Jamie Arnall the year 
before. Having experience with 
audio visual equipment has also 
hellifd a lot." 

"Winning the all-night softball 
tournament and a few other 

If you could be any animal, 
what would it be? 
"A monkey," to elaborate' 
"Well, they can't quite flv 1 ui 

they can swing around and s[|u n\l 

And diey still have finger-% 

By Daw/n Gately 

Staff W R m-:H 

Dean Helen Bledsoe's bright, 
blue eyes twinkle behind her wire- 
rimmed glasses as she remininces 
back to the days when she 
student at Southern. It was 
when if girls wore pants it was in 
the same category as jewelry and 
public displays of affection were 

Bledsoe attended Southern for 
one year and she would not reveal 
the date. 

"You are very sneaky trying to 
find out my age, but I am not too 
old to know your tricks," she said, 

Bledsoe even admitted to gel- 
ting into trouble during her college 
career, although she wouldn't give 
any details. Her excuse was that 
times were simpler and there were 
more rules. 

She met her husband right after 
she graduated from Columbia 
Union College and was working as 
a nurse Her co-worker was her 
husband s neighbor and set them 
up after Bledsoe s husband insist 

1986. When it merged w 
Thatcher after enrolhnent went 
about six years ago, she becai 
dean of Thatcher South. 

Her favorite part of the job js 
the interaction with students. The 
thing she likes least about her job 
is that there is not enough time to 
do the job. 

"Ninety-nine percent of my j( 
is trouble shooting and interup- j 
tions. The other 1 percent is proj- 
ects," she replied, when a 
what goes on during a re 

During her free time, which j 
isn't often, Bledsoe enjoys rea 
going antique shopping and travel- • 
ing. This summer she is planning i 
to work and travel. Her travel ■■{ 
options include Savannah, Ga. i 
^TZ.. Both are home to a couple of \ 
her four children. 

"It all depends on the weather. I j 
can't handle too much heat," she | 

Her latest accomplishment has j 
been turning room sign up ii 
festival When asked what her next | 
project was she rephed with i 
smile I would outlaw flip-flops or 

We're going to get personal 
now. What do you see as your 
best quali^? 

"Being able to shrug things off the b-ee 
L'w and different ^^^ „y{ g^t y^^ concerned about 
1 this year's Festival? g^^j. y\y^nRS." 

If you could change anvthing 
history, what would it be? 
"Well, if Eve had left the fruit on 


So what are your plans for 
the future? 

'To make il through this year 
and let tomorrow take care of 

What is your i 
thing to cat? 
"Fresh pineapple. 

Enough said. One more 
question. If you had the 
resources, what product would 
you invent? 

"A i>en)Plual motion machine." 

So there you have it. Smart, laid 
back and a good sense of humor. 
What more could you want from the 
man behind one of Southern's most 
unique events? Come see his staffs 
efforts on April 29. 

Staff photo by Brittany Robson 
Dean Helen Bledsoe works with secretary Elizabeth Hankins m | 
her ofTice in Thatcher South. 


Tlie Southern Accent • 7 

kill Wbhlers: 27 years of service f^'flf'-jtJJ^QjJy 




,.^ "i^^^iirDr. Bill Wohlers. 
President of student services, 
is family celebrate 27 years of 
ated service at Southern 
.enlist University. 
Wohlers and his wife Rita have 
s, Jonathan and Jason. Rita 
„. manager of the Campus 
io''p Jonathan and Jason both 
idualed from Southern in 1997. 
When he came to work as a 
the history department 
Southern in April of 1973, 
hlers was just out of graduate 
looi. Later, in January of 1988, 
became die Vice President. 
During his educational pursuits 
attended Walla Walla College 
(graduated witii a double major 
history and religion and a minor 
iibiical languages. Then he 
pleted a master's degree in his- 
at Andrews University, and a 
orate in European history at 
University of Nebraslta. He 
id that his interest in teaching 
id history started at a young age. 
always had an interest in 
aching and wanted to be a 
Kher," he said. "I took history 
ause i! is complimentary to reli- 
1, which is what I started with." 
n in his childhood he was fasci- 
;d by the emphasis the 
'entist church places on God's 
live role in the fulfillment of 
ophecy and how God is present 

As he was growing up with his 
lier brother and younger sister, 
lived in California, 
sshinglon, D.C.; Keene, Texas, 
eveland. Tenn.; and Walla Walla, 

T like the memories I have of 

ing in almost every corner of the 

'.only excluding the Northeast," 


One of the most memorable 

iwriences from his childhood is 

^ling President Eisenhower at 

e House Egg Roll. The 
Resident actually spoke to his 

sister. Another of his best 
Emories is when he saw Mickey 
Title at Griffith Stadium. 
\Voh!ers graduated from Walla 
Ilia Valley Academy in 1965. 
li'e attending academy he was 
"^'"ed in intramural sports, 
'iir and played the coronet in the 
Id. One year as an SA officer he 
^ in charge of planning and 
ionizing all the intramural 

^^'ohlers has a family heritage 
" Koes way back to the begin- 
"^s of iheAdventist church. 
iJiis grandfather on his mother's 
fe. who died in the late 30s. was 
learly leader of the church in 
^ was then considered the TN 
fer conference (now KY-TN con- 
.Some of the people who have 

'enced his life the most are his 

«ifather and father. 

% grandfather was the farm 

'ger and my fether was the col- 
press manager at Andrews 

Real answers for real questions 

Staff photo by Cady Van Dolson 

Bill Wohlers shows his softer side on the Preview Southern cruise ; 
he holds Gabriel Kuril, son of former Joker editor Bianca Kurti. 

eral other countries. He also enjoys 
visiting family and spending time in 
the Northwest 

With a strong interest in history 
and religion, it isn't surprising tiiat 
one of Wohlers" favorite books is 
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. 
He also enjoys Hriw lifp Imitates 
^Y Wf.rlH Series by Thomas 
Boswell and H>>fir I Stand by 
Ronald Sainton. 

Hnding and waiting for a job 
after grad school was one of the 
obstacles Wohlers faced and over- 

University," he said. "They taught 
me by example to do good work 
and in whatever task I do to do the 
best I can." 

Altiiough Wohlers continues to 
carry a strong work ethic, he does 
take time away from work to enjoy 
life. He has many hobbies, and 
cooldng is one that may come as a 
surprise. He said, "1 cook just about 
anything, but especially pizza, 
chocolate chip cookies. German 
chocolate cake, and macaroni 

Wohlers also enjoys sports. He 
likes to watch baseball and basket- 
ball. His favorite teams and players 
are tiie Los Angeles Dodgers, witii 
Sandy Koufax, the Los Angeles 
Lakers with Jerry West, and die 
Nebraska Cornhuskers. 

"I used to play racquetball (los- 
ing to Gordon Bietz). golf and go 
snow skiing," he said. "Now I run 
up to 25 miles a week." 

Another unique interest 
Wohlere has pursued through the 
years is visiting baseball parks. So 
far he has been to 24 different 
major league stadiums across the 
country four of which no longer 

His travels have included 13 
trips since the 1980s with the 
Western Europe History Study 
Tour He has also traveled to Oie 
Czech Republic. Hungary and sev- 

.„... .n life. 

"When I was near the end of 
grad school the job market 
appeared small for history teach- 
ers," he said. "When the job 
opened up for me to come work 
here at Southern, I know it was the 
right place for me to be and God 
was leading in my life." 

Wohlers received some good 
advice from a friend, a fellow 
teacher at Andrews, who told him 
when his sons were Uttle, to always 
remember what is truly important 

n life. 

e that 

"He told me to make t 
my personal and professional ambi- 
tions are not placed ahead of my 
family" he said. 


I have a iriend who has this guy 
friend that I really like. I asked her 
if her guy ftiend would be interest- 
ed in me. She responded that I was- 
n't his type and actually gave me 
descriptions on what kind of giri he 
would like. She said that I did not fit 
his "ideal giri" and that she wouldn't 
want to see me hurt. 1 think tliat she 
was being very mean and that she 
didn't even give me a chance to go 
after him. What do you think? 

Ideal Girl 

Dear Ideal Girl 

I think you are llie one who has 
the problem. Unless you like being 
lied to constantly your friend did the 
right thing. I give your friend two 
thumbs up. She tells you the truth 
and she gives you the reason why this 
particular person would not be inter- 
ested in you. If you do not want to 
know the truth do not ask "honest" 
friends. Choose those who are not 
really loyal and who don't have your 
best interest at heart. It is annoying 
when someone asks vou a question 
and you tell them the truth and they 
get upset. Wliy ask? I hope you can 
appreciate your friend more for her 


Dear Sholly 

I have a friend who cannot keep 
secrets at all. I tell her something 
and the next thing I knows 

elsr- iv repfiUins 'he sanir informa- 
tion I have divulged to her to others 
and it eventually comes back to me. 
Slie tells me she will not do it again 
but it constantly is being done. I 
finally told her off and said that she 
is a BIG MOUTH and that she 
should get a profession in tabloid 
news. I now feel really bad because 
every time I see her she has this 
hurt look on her face. I want to apol- 
ogize but I tiiink I am right. What 
should I do? 

Dear Anonymous 

If you are aware that your friend 
has problems keeping secrets wliy 
would you tell her? You are setting 
her up to tell your secrets and there- 
fore you should not be upset with her. 
Tell your friend things that you do not 
mind people knowing about. I believe 
one should have friends for different 
situations. Tltere arefriends that you 
can share your deep secrets with, 
other friends who are nurturing and 
others just for fiin and there is noth- 
ing deep with them. You.may need to 
develop a variety of friends so when 
you need to share secrets you do it 
with the right ones. I believe you 
should apologize to your friend and 
tell her you will not put her\ in that 
position again. Instead of&ying to 
destroy the friendship keep \it on a 
level that you know is safe for both of 
you. Good luck. 

Sholly I 


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Make the trip and 
support the Festival 

'Hie Strawberry Fi.'slival this 
year is Kreally anticipated. 'ITie 
event will be held downtown in 
Memorial Auditorium and its 
(jrandeur is supposed to be like no 
other Strawberry Festival to dale. 

With all this hype and expecta- 
(ion of the event why are people 
complaininK about the Festival? 
Tlie Festival should be ciulle a show 
with all the pictures fioinR in. con- 
siderinK the intense hours a few ani- 
iiialioTi majors are putting into a 
i,r( rnirri- virlcii. Plus, iherc will be 
1, ii, -.h I sand the release of this 

I his's I'Y-stival is bigyer and 
bi-ller lliiiii ever, but one thing is 
wronK with it. 'Hie idea of having it 
downtown is ^reat, but people don't 
want to travel dovmlown to get their 
yearbook and to see some pictures. 
It is true that there is transportation 

being offered, but that is only if you 
really need it. The timing of the Fes- 
tival is hard to deal with considering 
the fact that one has to travel on 
such a great study night. Especially 
when there are reports, projects 
and final planning for exams to do. 
Wes Hall and his associates have 
worked hard on the Strawberry 
Festival and should not be punished 
by low attendance. It was greatly 
planned and organized, and a lot of 
work was put into it this year just to 
get the auditorium and enough 
room for everybody to come. How- 
ever, making it an inconvenience for 
people to attend is going to hurt the 
Festival this year. That in turn may 
hurl future plans for Strawberry 
Festival productions. Either way, it 
should be a great show and plenty 
of cake and strawberries for those 
who attend. 

Selling T-shirts at McVeigh's 
execution is tasteless 

(IJ-WIRE) OXFORD, Miss. — 
Timothy McVeigh is scheduled to 
be executed on May 16 for the 
bombing of the Oklahoma City fed- 
eral building in 1995 which killed 
168 people. 

Controversy has surrovmded the 
coming execution during the past 
month as officials have worked to 
decide if the execution, by lethal 
injection, should be broadcast on 
television. Ultimiilely they decided 
lo show it on a closed-circuit TV to 
the family members of the victims, 
a wise choice, Tliese people need 
closure lo the ordeal McVeigh put 
them ihrough. Closure that can 
only be reached for some by watch- 
ing him die. As gruesome as it may 
be, it pales in comparison to the 
gruesome level of McVeigh's deed. 
Now, the citizens of Oklahoma 
and tlie nation are pushing it a step 
too far. On the day of the execution 
vendors \vill be in the Terre Haute 
area selling T-shirts that say 
"Hoosier Hospitality / McVeigh / 
Terre Haute / May 16. 2001, Final 
Justice," and have a picture of a 
syringe. Tlie idea behind the shirt 
is to profit from the thousands 
expected to travel to the site of the 

This is a tacky display of Ameri- 
ca's materialism and money mad- 
ness. An execution, regardless of 
the crime, should never be taken so 
lightly as to make T-shirts com- 

memorating the event. Even 
though the idea is perfectly legal 
and within the rights given in the 
First Amendment, it displays little 
taste. The thousands coming to 
Terre Haute will be coming in mem- 
ory of their lost friends and family. 
They vrill be coming to see that jus- 
tice is done. They will be coming for 
closure. Tliey will not be coming to 
buy a T-shirt. 

The T-shirt sales will be disre- 
spectful to the 168 men, women and 
children who died at the hands of 
McVeigh. Their deaths should not 
be used for a profit. 

So far sales of the shirt have 
been slow. The creator said he 
expects sales to go up with time, He 
said the idea for the shirts just 
popped in his head. Creators of 
other shirts, such as Tony Lewis 
whose shirt says Terre Haute 
Extra Hangin' limes, Die!. Die!, 
Die!." say they are only in it for the 

"I'm doing it just to make a little 
money," Lewis said. Quotes like this 
showcase America's downfall to 
materialism. T-shirts advertising 
McVeigh's death will only give him