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Not enough room 

Photo: \w Kaiolyi 

Community services is 

moving — Soon you'll go 10 

Ooltewah to shop through 

the thrift store. Community 

services will take over the 

old Red Food store on 

Ooltewah-Georgetown Rd. 

Page 4. 

Weekend Weather 

Today— Sunny. Higli 83. 
Friday— Partly sunny. High 85 

Friday night— Fair. Low 63, 
Saturday — Sunny. High 85. 
Saturday night— Fair. Low 63. 

WSMC forfeits NPR programming 

Part one of a three part series exploring the ramifications of the switch 

ming as fulfilling a community service, audience. "The majority of the people Even though WSMC is successfully 

but no certain number is specified. who attended left with a better under- funded by its large number of support- 

WSMC now broadcasts less religious standing of the balancing act that not ers, the controversial issues between 


WSMC officially resigned from a 24- 
year membership with National Public 
Radio (NPR) this summer. 

The decision followed some 
listener's complaints about religious 
programming which began a process of 
compromise for the station, community, 
and NPR. 

Issues addressed were the absence 
of NPR on WSMC's Friday night and Sat- 
urday programming and the dropping 
(of certain programs, including Prarie 
Home Companion. 

These complaints to NPR raised 
i questions with WSMC's amount of reli- 
gious programming each week, a total 
i'of 7 hours weekly, as violating their 
membership agreement. NPR allots 
"some" hours of religious program- 

programming than 
when it began its 
membership with 

"Who decides 
how much is 'some' and then decides 
that 'some' becomes loo much?" asked 
General Manager Dan Landrum in a let- 
ter to NPR. 

WSMC's audience of listeners has 
grown and broadened outside 
Southern's community, bringing new 
educational, informational, and cultural 
needs with it. 

In March, WSMC made an attempt 
to better explain the issues and how the 
station must operate to satisfy its diverse 

— some listeners, NPR, 

After 24 years as an NPR member station, WSMC is and the station have ur 
forced to forfeit membership due to listener com- fortunately become ir- 
plaints about religious programming. u t m i, 

lember 30th. WSMC will 

SA president, parlimentarian 
resign, special election planned 

Larisa Myers 

The term topsy-turvy could certainly 
apply to the SC student association this 

With the resignation of Luis Gracia, 
former SA presdent, (see story page 3) 
and Mark Grundy, former parliamentar- 
ian, there's been a turnover in two posi- 
tions and surprise plans for an election. 

Grundy resigned due to schedule 
conflicts, and Scott DeLay, a senior biol- 
ogy major, was recendy appointed in his 

Jeremy Stoner, SA president, is 
pleased with his choice. "Scott gets 
along well with people and has a good 
nature about him," he says. "He makes 
hard work easy in a way." 

As parliamentarian, Delay's job lies 
in mamtaining the rules of order in sen- 
ate and cabinet meetings, but Stoner 
says he hopes to use him in another ca- 

pacity as well — the upcoming elections. 

"I'm already deeply involved in or- 
ganizing the special executive V.P. elec- 
tions," says DeLay. "I'm really enjoying 
the job, but I can't wait until I can work 
with both the E.V.P. and the full senate." 

The election for a new executive 
vice president will take place Tuesday, 
Sept. 19- Senate elections will be held 
Thursday, Sept. 14. 

When all is said and done, despite 
circumstances catching him a little off- 
guard, Stoner says he is pleased with the 
way things have turned out. 

"I feel like I've found my niche," he 
says. "1 think it's because it's a broad 
role. Every day is interesting. I love the 
variety. It's a big people job." 

"Why didn't 1 run for president? I 
don't know. I should have," Stoner says. 
"If I had to do it over again, I would 

Inside ... 

Community Services moves 4 

Editorials 6 

Missions: The Goree details 9 

Spons: The diva dives 11 

Religion: Dose of die real world.. 12 

lifestyles: Pevert alert 13 

lifestyles: Along the Promenade .. 14 

Humor: Czerkasij 15 

Humor: Top Ten:. 15 

fctera: /tern/Quiz returns 16 

just WSMC but all public radio stations 
face in reflecting the needs of the 
unique communities they serve," said 

broadcast its last segment from NPR. 
But, Dan Landrum says, "there is life 
after NPR." 
Next Accent— Programming change preview 

Photo: I Michaei Cauos 

Campus Safety officers fedeung arounu campus— "Tlie campus is too big for 
officer to patrol on foot, " says Associate Director Don Hart. 

Travel agent goes bankrupt — 

Southern loses over 80 thousand 

Stacy Spaulding DeUv 

When Destiny Drama members de- 
cided not to make a trip to Newbold 
College in England last May, they didn't 
think it'd be a problem to cancel their 
airline reservations. But it was. They 
ended up losing nearly seven thousand 
dollars when their travel agent filed for 
bankruptcy before he refunded their 

Destiny's not alone; several other 
college groups and tours have lost 
money on travel arrangements. In fact, 
Southern lost nearly $83,000 according 
to Vice-President for Finance Dale 

And Southern apparently wasn't 
Miller's only client to lose money. Miller 

owes nearly $700,000 to his creditors. 

Bidwell says Southern routinely ad- 
vanced money to World Missions Inter- 
national, headed by George Miller, to 
reserve airline tickets. He says the 
arrangments were often bungled, re- 
funds never made, and sometimes tick- 
ets never received. 

Miller's bankruptcy proceedings 
are stalled now, according to Bidwell, at 
Southern's request. Bidwell won't say 
whedier or not he suspects fraud. 
"We're doing everything in our power to 
recoup everything we can," he says. 

Southern used World Missions In- 
ternational for their travel arrangements 
almost exclusively from 1993-1995- 


campus News 

^September 7, | 

Conference Center receives 
fourth floor, renovations 

Jason Bwnchahd 

li might be a view of bombed out 
Bosnia complete with craters and falling 
plaster. Even the sound of heavy 
machinery moving piles of rubble fills 
the air. 

But wait, litis isn't Bosnia. It's 
Collegedale. There are no planes 
dropping payloads of bombs, and no 
tanks wrecking havok on the popula- 
tion. So why the mess in the Conference 

The reason is thai a fourth floor has 
been added so as to accomodate bodt 
projected housing needs of die student 
body and to cater to housing needs 
during the 1996 Olympics, in Atlanta. 

Winesett Hill, the contractors 
responsible for die framing, brickwork 
and roofing for the Conference Center, 
project a finishing date of September 
15, says Ron Wilkins, Project Manager. 
The cost of the additions and renova- 
tions to the first diree floors will come 
close to $500,000. 

The fourth floor when completed 
will include 39 rooms and two handicap 

accessible rooms, and an elevator 
which will will connect the four floors. 
All this shoould be complete by the end 
of nest summer. 

The three original floors are in the 
process of being renovated.and should 
be completely done in the next few 
weeks. New bathrooms, carpet and 
paint will complete the 105 room 

These renovations have caused a 
few problems for die residents of the 
war zone. They complain that their 
water is yellow — due mainly to the 
amount of plumbing work going on. 
They also say the durd floor has a 
problem with water leaking through the 
ceiling from the unfinished fourth-floor 

But that's not die main thing that 
bodiers one conference center resident. 
"The noise starts at 7:45 am and goes 
on all day long," says Senior Joy 
Mavrakos. "The showers are cold, yet 
the sink is always hot." 

CK renovations almost done 

Stacy Spauidikc DeUv 

Campus Kitchen (CK) renovations 
should be done by October 20, says 
Vice-President for Finance Dale Bidwell. 
He says students are in for a lot of 

"The entrance will be across from 
Hair Designers," he says. "The exit will 
be in the front. We think this will im- 
prove the traffic flow through the CK." 

He also says die CK will be receiv- 
ing all new seats and booths. The furni- 
ture will be similiar to arrangements 
found in Taco Bell. There will also be a 
salad bar, handicap accessible 
reslrooms, and an unloading dock in 

me back. "With the new dock," says 
Bidwell, "we won't have to tie up traffic 
unloading in the front like we have in 
die past." " 

Bui the big advantage, according to 
Bidwell, is the larger food preparadon 
area, larger storage space, and all new 
kitchen appliances. "We were working 
out of a closet before," he says. 

Bidwell says new kitchen area will 
upgrade the CK's health inspecdon 
grade, winch was always in the 80s ac- 
cording to CK management. "The grade 
should be better," he says. "That 
kitchen's going to be first class." 

Cafeteria closed? 
Need a study break? 

KR's Place 

Sandwiches & Specials 

Check out our new hours: 

Monday - Thursday 

Bird's EYf not— Construction worker Dwtme True puts furnishing touches o 
new fourth floor addition to the Conference Center. 

Possible plans for wellness cente| 
in Collegedale 

Stacy Spaulding DeLay 
The Committee of 100 has offered to 
pay to draw architectural plans for a 
wellness center in Collegedale. The cen- 
ter would be similar to the MERC 
owned by McKee foods, providing cor- 
porate wellness majors widi on-the-job 

"We don't know how it 
project like this will cost until plansj| 
drawn up," says Vice-President for ft 
nance Dale Bidwell. "Once w 

if it's feasible, a fund-raisiu;.; c.impLi 
can be started." No word yet from lb 
board on whether the pnipnsiiiun « 
be approved. 

Gym to become disaster shelter 

Stacy Spauiding DeUv 
Plans are in the works for the lies P. E. 
Center to become a community disaster 
shelter. "We've been working with Red 
Cross to set it up," says Associate Vice- 
President for Finance Helen Durichek. 
"In case of a disaster, we have the most 
resources in the area, and also the high- 
est potential need for help with our high 
population on campus." 

Durichek says the creation of a di- 
saster plan comes after experiencing 
the "Storm of the Century," the blizzard 
of 1993. "In Collegedale, there are 

many people trained to man 
she says. "But we had no organizaticl 
no plan, and a many left for the dofl^ 
town area to help storm victims." 
She says the gym is a good c 
date for a disaster shelter because of| 
amount of space available. Also, ii 
event of a water shortage, the water! 
the pool could be used for personali 
giene needs. There are plans t< 
the gym with a generator to provide I 
electricity and heal should the elect 
be cut off. 

J Registration down by 2 


e official head-count at [be end of registration on Tuesday Augusi -'>.« 

■porl* Registrar loni Zier. This is down 2 students & f< s '" 

""'"I "I I I'll tllhei interesting registrations lau.. 

' Males are in the minority again, mak- students, and Religion 

■ill" studentbody .Top five departments vcithilieli^ 

(of students are married. 

it class is the Freshman 
mbers, Sopho* 

I and I"""" ■ '-[niggling for srr- 



.1 populai age, 
claiming 1976 as 

i :• r ml,, p 0„ 

othei ends of the spectrum, there 
are 5 students over age 60 and Ism- 
dentswho ire 16 

" fhl :.,i. 

tudenis, Busi- 

id .,, : 

majors are: Chemistry, 10 n 

industrial Technology and MoH 
languages. II majors each ^J 
Physics and Engineering, 

M i 

■ Tennessee and Florida are 

160 students respecdveh 
one student from each of llffl 
big states: Delaware, luua. W| 
Nebraska! North Dakota. I'*] 

' The most represented l'orcig»<jl 
tries are: Canada, 32 sti 
I i students, and the l'hili|'l*^| 
9 students. 


Campus News 

Gracia resigns, Stoner takes SA presidency 

5tao Spauiding DeLay 

■ Jeremy Stoner got the call the day 
Bier graduation. It was Don Sahly. He 
(Bent right to the point. "Luis Gracia re- 
Hgned as SA President for persona! rea- 

H "I was surprised," says Stoner, a 
ffing terra health care senior who was 
Hected SA executive vice president for 

vie 1995-96 school year. "But when I 
jLi for office, I knew it was part of the 

%b description and that it could be a 

■ The "possibility'' is that in the event 
Hie presidency is vacated, it is the re- 
Bfoonsibility of the executive vice presi- 
dent to serve the remainder of the term, 
Recording to the SA constitution. For 
Btoner, that means the entire school 


■ Gracia resigned as SA president af- 
\ ter losing his job as a resident assistant 
mRA) in Talge Hall. "Luis abused his 
Krivileges as an RA," says Talge Dean 
■Stan Hobbs. "It was his second offense 
Kind he was dismissed." 

r In fact, Hobbs says he had grounds 
gbr dismissing Gracia on his first offense 
Buring the Fall semester of last school 

Ear when, sources say, Luis searched a 
isident's room without the accompani- 
lent of a dean. Supposedly, Gracia was 
poking for drugs. 

Instead of dismissing him at this 

point, Hobbs suspended Gracia from 

working for a week. "I'm in the busi- 

of salvaging people," says Hobbs, 

lot cutting them down. That's what I 

fed to do." 

Gracia's second offense came just 
tfore finals week. Sources say Gracia 
it a first-floor resident on check while 

he was making evening rounds on his 
second floor route. The first-floor resi- 
dent apparendy asked a friend to "hook 
him up" with Gracia so he could get on 
check without filling out a late leave. 

Hobbs is quick to point out that he 
had no role in Gracia's resignation. 
"That situation was turned over to the 
people involved in SA," says Hobbs. "I 
didn't have anything to do with it from 
there, except explaining the situation." 

Gracia says no one forced him to 
resign, he chose to do so on his own. 
"The reason I ran for SA president was 
because I wanted what was best for the 
student body," says Gracia. "Resigning 
was best for the student body also," 

Gracia did not return to Southern 
this year. He accepted a task force posi- 
tion as youth pastor at the Markham 
Woods Church in Orlando, Fla. 

Stoner says mat though he didn't 

SA executive vice president 
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New senator* posted. 

\etiitive V.R announced, 

<$As trained in CPR 

I Abive Abebe 

D 1 All staff members of die men's and 
BffiJnien's dormitories are now trained to 
Hrform CPR in case of an emergency. 
H The deans and die resident assis- 
BDUs were trained in the nursing depart- 
Ept prior to the beginning of the aca- 
I demit year. 

Men's dormitory dean, Stan Hobbs, 
i now more comfortable be- 

cause we are all equipped to help any- 
one in case of an emergency." 

The certification is good for up to 
two years. Future staff members will 
also be trained before they become resi 
dent assistants. "It's a great program 
that would benefit everyone," says Jun- 
ior Joe Kim, "but we hope we will not 
have to use it". 

Nobody forced him to resign— 
says Luis Gracia, below. "It 
was in the best interest of 
the student body. "Jeremy 
Stoner, left, took office as SA 
president last May. An 
election wilt be held Sept. 19 
to elect another executive 
vice president. 

run for the position, he's satisfied in the 
role of SA president. "I'm extremely 
happy where I am," says Stoner, 
"though I was happy as executive vice 
president too." 

He says the switch did take a bit of 
adjustment. "It was a different mind 
set," says Stoner. "I saw the executive 
vice president as a facilitator to lead a 
good discussion, and I saw the presi- 
dent showing strong leadership." 

Stoner also faced a few circumstan- 
tial difficulties assuming the role of 
president. He says taking the office after 

the school year ended short-changed 
him on time — time he would have 
spent talking with the SA officers and 
planning for ihis school year. "We really 
had to work during the SA retreat to 
make up for it," says Stoner. 

Stoner also made up for that lost 
time himself. "He's been here over the 
summer working like crazy," says 
Steven Kurti Joker Advertising Manager. 
"He's been on the ball and gotten tilings 
done. He's prepared for this school 

Stoner says he did spend a good 
part of the summer making plans for 
the upcoming school year. He began 
organizing community service day, 
working on the logistics for an executive 
vice president election, and even began 
an SAweb page ( 

SA officers, along with several CARE 
officers, say they are extremely pleased 
with the job he's doing. Several felt that 
Stoner wasn't as interested in pushing 
his own ideas as much as he wants to 
listen to the ideas of others. "Stoner is 
very supportive of what I'm doing," says 
Joker Editor Bianca Kurti. "He has a 
comfortable leadership style." 

Campus Ministries Director Tom 
Goddard agrees. "He's the kind of guy 
that keeps gas in the lank and grease in 
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g . — 

ACS plans move to 
# former grocery store 

L««ISaMve«S . .„ A.U. Sprnf donated 

Larisa Myers 

In approximately four months you'll 
have to go elsewhere to buy that 
Irrestisible chartreuse shirt with the but- 
terfly collar, a ten-dollar orange couch, 
or those comfortably worn-through-the- 
knee jeans. 

The Adventist Community Services 
(ACS) center is moving. 

A typically jam-packed parking lot, 
tiny office cubicles, elbow-to-elbow vol- 
unteers sorting and packing items and 
six semi-trailers out back, brim full of 
clothing, are a few of the reasons the 
center is moving to a new location-die 
former Red Food Store on Ooltewah- 
Georgetown Road and Lee Highway- 
according to Andrea Andrews, commu- 
nications and volunteer coordinator, 
and Bilda Garcia who is in charge of 
ACS planning and development. 
"It's all about space," says 
Andrews. "We're bustin' out at the 

In 1986 when the building was con- 
structed, she says, "they thought we'd 
only use the lop Door" and rem out the 
extra space. 

But the programs provided by the 

center and the number of donated items 
have increased during die past nine 
years, and the center currendy uses all 
available floor space. 

Andrews also says, "it's about dan- 
ger." The center sits just off 1-75 and 
seems ideal in terms of central location, 
but no turning lane can spell disaster 
for those trying to enter or exit the 
parking lot. A recent accident involved 
die center's social worker. 

ACS purchased half of die space in 
the shopping center area (the other half 
was donated) , and as soon as building 
permits are approved construction will 

"The move will double our space," 
says Andrews. "And we'll have no 
trouble BUing the whole thing up." 

The building will be transformed 
into two thrift areas, expanded office 
space, sorting and pricing rooms and 
space for meetings and children's pro- 

This summer ACS has been busy 
fundraising. Andrews and Garcia esti- 
mate that about $200,000 will be 
needed to complete the project. The 

[Ancient indian burial site discovered 

..... A local arclxwlogisl /mints lo some of the remains found 

on Ooltewab-Ringgold Road that stopped construction of an apartment 

| complex Ibis summer. Native-American burial sites in the area are not 

uncommon. The significance of this find has not yet been determined. 

Ooltewah man shot at Hamilton Place Mall 

Ghc Wedu 

At about 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Au- 
gust 26, Mr. Elijah Miolen was shot in 
the back of the neck in the parking lot 
of Hamilton Place Mall. 

His attacker came up from behind 
him and shot Miolen widi no apparent 
warning in what police are calling an 
attempted robbery. The 78-year-old 
Ooltewali man was rushed to Erlanger 
Medical Center. 

Mr. Miolen 's wound was less seri- 
ous dian it Brsl appeared. He required 
no surgery and was released from die 
hospital within 24 hours of the attack. 
The Chattanooga Times reports diat 


\immnm-Tablespiledhigh mil, second-hand , lathes and Utile room for 
customers to browse are two reasons the staff at ACS looks forward to their 
upcoming move lo the former Red Food store on OoUewab-Georgetown Rd. 

center has raised $170,000 so far, in- 
cluding private and corporate donations 
and matching funds agreements. 

When the move comes, so will a 
name change dial Davis says will result 
in a more community-centered focus. A 
new banner in front of Ihe vacant budd- 
ing that will become the new center 
reads "Samaritan Center" in large ma- 
roon letters with "sponsored by 
Adventist Community Services" in 
smaller letters underneath. 

"The focus," she says, "isn't on the 
church as much as helping the commu- 
nity." Businesses and other donors are 

more wilting to fund a program thai 
fleets the diverse nature of the comnJ 

The center works with churches! 
other denominations as well, Andrem 
adds. "Some of the community peopB 
think we only help Adventists." 

"We're not trying to disassociate! 
(from the Adventist church) in any f 
way," says Andrews. "We're trying toi 
expand a little, become a little mon 

"For the first time," she says, 
"we're going to be part of the commil 

Chattanooga planning annexation spree? 

Hamilton Place officials are assuring 
customers that the attack was an iso- 
lated incident, but tliis is not the first "' 
shooting to occur at the mall. 

In July of 1994, 19-year-old Melissa 
Gray was shot in the face while being 
mugged. She survived and has a case 
pending against Hamilton Place. 
But Miolen and his wife say they hold no 
ill will toward the mall. The Times re- 
ports that they plan to continue shop- 
ping there despite the attack. 

Mall security says the mall is not 
unsafe. They say the best defense against 
crime is to stay aware of what's going 
on around you. 

Stacy Spauloinc DeLay 

Chattanooga's looking lo expand. 
Clear to the Hamilton/Bradley County 
border, possibly engulfing Collegedale. 
A study commissioned last July will 
calculate the feasibility of annexing 
about 20 areas just outside 
Chattanooga's corporate limits. Several 
of these areas share borders with Col- 
legedale; Apison, Ooltewali, Summit, 
and White Oak Mountain. 

"We already share one border with 
Chattanooga," says Collegedale City 
Manager Bill Magoon. "But if they an- 
nex these areas we'll be an island, a city 
within a city, much like Red Bank is." 
Magoon says this would prohibit Col- 
legedale from acquiring any more land. 
Magoon says, however, that this is 
just a feasibility study, to find out how 
much it would cost to provide services 
to these areas, and how much tax rev- 
enue they would bring in. The study i: 

costing Chattanooga $ 1 60,000— and| 
identical to one commissioned just b< 
fore a massive annexation move in 
1974, moving city limits to include 
Hixson and East Brainerd. 

"I don't think anybody is saying* 
plan to annex all these areas at this f 
time," Chattanooga City Councilman I 
Dave Crockett told the Cbattonoopl 
Times last July. "It's just an engineeijT 
plan of what would have to be donem 
we did annex those areas." 

But Magoon says he thinks 
possible that Chattanooga may decidj 
annex. And. he says, Collegedale* «J 
standing in their way. "It's not 1 
• them at this point," Magoon says. " 
sides, Chattanooga has the advaniagj 
since it's larger. If we were both at- 
tempting to annex the same proper™ 
they would have the upper hand be-jp 
cause of their s 

Slide repair finished on Apison Pike 

Stacy Spauldinc DeLay 

The Tennessee Department of 
Transportation contracted a Soddy Daisy 
firm to clean up and repair White Oak 
Mountain on Apison Pike this summer. 
The mountain posed a safety threat after 
a slide during flooding in the spring of 

1994, says City Manager Bill MagooaJ 
"A piece of the mountain slid and co" 
have fallen out to the road." About 
$220,000 was spent on the repaid 
Over 25,000 cubic yards of dirt and 
rocks were moved to the lower side^ 
the road. 

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Local News 

JVondering why the water's orange? 

Eastside Utility switches water sources 

Jessica D./ 

If you are a returning student this 
jnesler, you've probably noticed a few 
fifferences about the campus: the Con- 
Eence Center has taken on a new, 
Higher look, we have a new gym floor, 
He Campus Kitchen is getting an over- 
Hil, and the water here is orange. 
Jf No, that last item isn't a typo. Upon 
Bturning to Southern I noticed the wa- 
Lffir in my toilet was positively brown. I 
i fad put a new toilet drop-in before I 
ffift, too, to insure a clean bowl. My sink 
Makes on a yellowish hue a few days after 
MSeaning, and if you fill a solid white 
Rontainer with water, you definitely no- 
Itiee the amber shade. What happened? 
r Our water source has changed. 
I The source of water for Collegedale 
Pfeed to be Carson Springs, located in 
[the northern end of Hamilton County. 

However, due to the growth of the 
Eastside Utility's clientele — now some 
13,000 customers — the water required 
has grown too much for the spring to 
supply adequately. So this past April, the 
switch was made from the spring to the 
Tennessee River. 

The water from the Tennessee River 
is softer than the water from the former 
source, and'is dislodging rust that has 
built up on the galvanized iron pipes 
over the years. This rust is what is color- 
ing the water. Some customers are upset 
because the rust is giving their water a 
sewer-like appearance and smell. Utility 
officials say that the way to cleaner wa- 
ter is to flush out the pipes. Eventually, 
the water will be as clean and clear as 
the former source. 

The situation here at Southern 
seems not to be quite as bad as that of 

the surrounding community. Some r 
dents have actual sediment coming out 
of their taps, while we mostly have only 
colored water. 

So is this a change for the better? 
According to Chuck Lucas, head of Plant body flushes out whatever it doesn't 

mproved, and urges students to simply 
let their water run. 

Wiley Austin, a chemistry instructor 
here at Southern, said that the rust 
should not be harmful to ingest. "The 

Services, it is. "There is nothing wrong 
with the water," he says, "it is actually 
better." While we may have rust deposits 
for awhile, once the pipes are com- 
pletely flushed out, the water will be 
clear and clean. The plumber on Lucas' 
staff also agrees that the water quality is 

Imagination Station acquires caboose— and plans for engine 

Stacy Spauiding DiLav 

need," he says. While the taste may not 
be the best, the amount of rust found in 
the water is not going to adversely affect 
your system. 

"I don't think about it," says Austin, 
"I just drink it." 

Tile cm i)i Colle-alalc added a rul 

caboose to the Imagination Station play- 
ground next to city hall. City Manager 
Bill Magoon says plans are being made 
to add a box car and a flat car. "If we 

says, "it can be used for an open-air 
stage for community recitals." City com 
missioners recendy voted to form a 
committee of train volunteers to study 
the maintenance required and move 

[Winn-Dixie squares off with Bi-Lo 

: Stacy Spauloinc Delay 

I Winn-Dixie opened it's first store in 
Khattanooga since vacating the market 
■20 years ago. The store, on Tennessee 
mvenue in St. Elmo, opened last Thurs- 

| The company says low traffic and 
Bough grocery market we 
i leaving the area. Now they're coming 
' back because of Chattanooga's large 


customer base and because C 

nooga is close to the Adanta Winn-Dixie 

distribution center. 

Analysts say Chattanooga consum- 
ers may be in for a price war as prices 
drop drastically due to competition. 
Winn-Dixie will be squaring off with Bi- 
Lo for a piece of the grocery market 

put a good deck on the flat car," he involved in acquiring a steam engine.' 

for piece of Chattanooga market 


The recent opening of the St. Elmo 

store wul be followed by six — maybe 
seven — new Winn-Dixies in the area, 
including one under construction on 
Apison Pike at four corners. 

American National Bank says 
they've signed a contract with Winn 
Dixie to provide banking services inside 
the store to be built at four corners, 
They say the new branch won't affect 
business in Collegedale. "We're more of 

lending branch and we'll slay open," 
Collegedale Branch Manager Martin 
Counts says. "We have a lot of college 
customers, a tremendous amount of 
McKee employees, and many long-term 
customers in Ooltewah and Apison. We 
can't walk away from a customer base 
like that." The Collegedale branch of 
American National Bank has been open 
for 24 years. 





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Take a look 

Urisa MvtRS 

It's 1:45 a.m„ and right now I'm 
wondering why I pul lliis off until last. 
I'm brewing my first cup of coffee 
this morning and patting myself on the 
back for having made it litis far. 

Only the second week of school 
and I'm already stressed— a litde on 
edge, a litde harried, a little stinky (no 
time for showers, are you kidding?) 

My first real class in Western 
Thought is tomorrow. By then, I know, I 
won't have a draught left in my head. 
I have to learn French by Tuesday. 
1 lean back in my creaky little gray 
chair and wish for just a moment it 
would all go away. . . . 

We're all that's out tonight- 
the stars. As we lie atop this mountain 
cocooned in die coziness of our 
mummy bags, we gaze out at the uni- 
verse and it blinks with us. 

The air we breathe is pure and 
clean and smells of the grass we lay 01 
and our warm bodies. 



The breeze comes in gentle bursts. 
The sound of it fills our ears carrying 
the rustling of die dry grasses and the 
silence of spring, before the cicadas, 
crickets and frogs join together in the 
chant of summer. 

No moon tonight. The stars have the 
stage to themselves. As one falls here 
and there, leaving a tiny wake of light, 
we count diem. 

We fall asleep, our hearts beating in 

the rhydim of the universe 

They don't call it the Windy City for 

As we duck through darkened 
doorways and down deserted sidewalks 
we pull our mittens up to our elbows 
and brace ourselves against the frigid 
blasts of air. The gods of the Lake 
Michigan breezes have no mercy on us 

Snow begins to fall, or rather sting 
our eyes and apple-red cheeks as we 
spot the familiar sign ahead. An occa- 
sional taxi drives by; an occasional pe- 
destrian huddles down the walk. At 
12:30 a.m. the smart citizens of Chicago 
are home beneath electric blankets. 

Only two more blocks to go and a 
haven just around the corner. We laugh 
to ourselves and pick up 

growling good naturedly at the wind, 
secretly relishing our role as the hardi- 
est of die hardy. We've got die guts and 
the brawn to lake on die bluster face-to- 

We can see the lights now, and the 
features of the faces inside. We're al- 
most there. 

A final sprint and we're through the 
door, stamping our feet and indulging in 
one final shiver. 

Then, hot chocolate pleasandy 
singes our tongues. Our teeth sink into 
the powdery sweetness, searching for 
die cream inside, hoping, somehow 
knowing, there will be Dunkin' Donuts 
in heaven. That Dunkin' Donuts is 
heaven. . . . 

I'm walking along a one-man path 
that leads from village to village here in 
Tanzania. Going no place in particular. 
Just out of die house. Me, myself and I. 
I still don't know the name of those 
trees I like so much. I call them African 
trees, and they're wonderful when 
backdropped by sunset or moonlit sky. 

I don't know the names of the 
grasses and flowers either. My favorites 
are the daisy-like weeds with the golden 
petals that gleam metalhcaUy in die sun- 

I stop often on walks like these. 
Since I've only been here two months so 
far, it's still a little like firing on a 
different planet. Everything is a discov- 
er)', each section of the trad has its own 

I've already turned around, beading 
back home, when I see him. 

Registration frustration 

September 7, ] 

He's dressed in safari attire. ] 
shorts with all those handy little pocfl 
ets, a vest of the same material, a 
short-sleeved button-down shirt, 
Birkenstocks. His head, uncovered, L 
mass of flowing white hair, free and | 
blowing in the breeze. 

He's stooping over a little flower, fl 
don't remember what kind. He's got M 
smile of discovery on his face as he j™ 
lingers the petals tenderly. 

He straightens and moves o 
looking up into a nearby tree while I 
familiarly caressing its rough brown I 
bark, stopping periodically to e 
plants and unusual bugs. 

As I approach, he vanishes, a mea 

product of my imagination perhaps. 

Perhaps not. This, my glimpse of G 

Hello. Earth to Larisa. Back to i 

Back to the grind. Life goes on. 1 

I've got this theory about life. It's! 
lot of stuff we won't remember, a loll 
sniff we don't want to remember. Bu| 
then there are those moments, those 
snapshots, of tilings truly wonderful] 
Little places in our minds where wej 
go on mini vacations when all the oi 
stuff piles up around us, tying us to 1 
routine, chaining us to a methodical! 
of life that squashes our imagination] 
and enthusiasm. 

I don't claim to be any s 
or guru with the magic maxim for 
stress. But maybe we could all sit baa 
in our creaky litde chairs once in 
while and renew ourselves with n 

Or better yet, make some newo 


I'm a senior this year. And when it I have one friend, a sL\-year senior, 
comes to registration, I'm still baffled. who says he's tried to change his ad- 
After three years as a PR/journalism dress several times, but it remains a 
major— studying the intricacies of Gantt combination of the three addresses 
Charts, message exposure, target audi- where he's lived. 

es, and free speech i; 
would at least think I'd be able to regis- 
ter myself for class. It seems simple 
enough, just get all the boxes stamped. 
The senior box, the health services box, 

the assembly box . . . after that, I should wasn 

Someone even told me that they 
tried to present their driver's license as 
proof-of-age in lieu of a birth certificate, 
since he had to show his birth certifi- 
cate to get his driver's license. But it 

I. It was offered, how- 

nized the registration process for nearly 
1400 students. For the most part, they 
prevented mass confusion and mob hys- 
teria. They really deserve a hand. Espe- 
cially since these people so graciously 
dealt with me during tiie Accent dead- 
line, providing registration stats (page 
2) and acting as valuable, knowledge- 
able sources for other articles. (My 
nose isn't turning brown, honest.) 

But I'm glad that after this year,! 
won't have to face it again. Yes, thisoj 
next year I'll have a real job and a 
desk, with benefits to boot, And, t 
to think of it, an even bigger bureau] 
cracy to deal with. 

"Sorry I need proof of your a 
fore I can calculate your health ina{| 
ance deductible — got a family B 

be ready to go, right? 

"You can't check-out yet, yon have 
to get die Campus Safety box stamped." 

"You're kidding— that line is a mile 
long, and my husband already got the 
lag for my car. . . . " 

"Sorry that's the rule. Besides, that 

accept the dated entry of a fam- 
ily Bible. Really now, which do you 
think is harder to forge? 

But I especially feel sorry for the 
Freshmen (a.k.a. "fresh meat"). They, 
come to registration already frustrated 
and bewildered, taking their chances 

dUliy Ul.ll > NIC L Ult. UL31U10, Ulfll ililll UlHUUllt-U, utiung UIVJ1 VIIU1I1.1.J 

( ^ line looks shorter than the others. I give with whatever advisor they're assigned 

it 45 minutes, tops, 

I like to think that they just keep 
changing the procedures. I'm sure the 
records office would prefer the term 
"perfecting," or maybe even "tweak- 
ing." But I'm sure tliey keep changing, 
Otherwise, why would 1 — and about 
800 other students — get so confused? 
Some dorm students complain that 
when it came in regisk-riiig iheir car unm 

they had to put everything else aside, go minder of this chaos. (Go ahead, look 

get their car (lust' their ureal space) up.) 

and drive it to the gym, just so an officer Putting the prattle aside, folks in 

could put a sticker on it. Wright Hall deserve credit. They orga- 

Often they don't know what major they 
are or what classes they're taking. 
(When I finally figured it all out, the. 
classes had already filled.) 

But to top it ah, Freshmen find out 
they also have to have their yearbook 
picture taken that day. Who would have 
thought to dress up for registration? I 
don't know about you, but my freshman 
picture is a permanent re- 


since tf£>^> 

fca«,is£r*£io« D*w 

^ptember 7, 1995 


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f4 September7. 1995 


I Journal 

] Michul Carios 

Ran ailira." That's hollo in 

I had ihe privilege <il ■■' ■ ■■■ ■ 
„ff from school and spending it as a 
indent missionary on the island of 

Chuuk is a group of islands lo- 
cated in die Mid-PaciDc. Tall coconut 
palms and lush green plants cover roll- 
n; lulls. The majestic islands rise on! 
ul the clear bine-gieeil walers Cnlorlii 



,-ri. that make up the world's largest 
lagoon. Sunning, snorkcling and sip- 
ping lemonade complete the island 

Chuuk is .m island paradise, bul 

m\ lift- was ven' busy. Where neighhor- 

lij] Ira had plenty of tune to 
,: hit ■[■ aimlessly along the road, there 
sipping lemonade for me. 
. no such thing as a student 
■.. i was a Full-lime miSMWi- 
;.,■. (ljustdidn'tgetpaidUkeone). 

ught all the sixth grade and an 
I lth grade American history class. Ev- 
i, hour of (he day was Full ol prepar- 
ing for classes, making tests and lesson 
plans, teachingfor six hours, grading 
,,!. jc.vii ■-: siiiilriii ■. dealing with 
discipline problems, talking to parents, 
loking, cleaning, and then trying to 
niie up with slick and creative ideas 
that would capture the students' atten- 
the next day. Hound 
that slick and ere- Chuuk lifi 
.■ideas were hard to from World War /I 
ieb) after midnight, still dot the 
i! honestly say that 1 Marshall Islands, 

I'll tell you about typhoon and 

warnings, llie "2-hour New 
■ i.jiiou (hint: all dayand 
nighl long), when a student tried to 
chase down a teacher with his truck, 
and about the world's best wreck div- 

ik'iug in Chunk also brought me 
closer in Cod. You tend to lean on 
Him heavily when you have class in 

5vc minutes and von forgoi 10 study 
the materia] beforehand. 

The only (jualiiKaiinn it> l^iug an 
SM is knowing how to trust in God. It's 
His mission field and He wants to 
work through you. All you need to do 
is be willing lo let Him, 

1 saw others (myself included) do 
tilings that they wouldn't normally be 
able lo do. lik- ; 

It) with no prioi training 

(we're talking engineering and auto 

mechanics majors.] God can use any- 

I look forward lo writing about 
my year in chunk and telling you 

about student missions. Please keep 

J Michael Carlos is a Junior El- 
ementary Education Major and 
plans to return to Chunk to teach 

when he graduates. 

r lived; 


late learning expert 

rhis year, in this 

:olumn I r 


k, I II tell von 
t [he time Sean got 
lit by a pig and about 
pen Junior, one of the 

ligh school students, 
ame on campus, 
Mimed a gun at one of 

The Goree details 

Aucia Gome 

Me? Go as a student missionary? 
You must be kidding! Never in a mil- 
lion years would I leave my family 
and best friends for an entire year to 
move across the ocean. Don 7 alt Sm 's 
have to sleep on rocks and use out- 
houses and do hand-to-hand combat 
with man-eating scorpions? 

When God finally convinced me to 
apply for a student missionary position 
here at Pohnpei SDA School, I still had a 
few itty-bitty misconceptions about the 
whole experience. When island orienta- 
tion ended August 7, 1 had a pretty good 
feeling about my job as a sixth grade 
teacher, but the big mass of senseless 
information I received before my arrival 
did not prepare me for the past week- 

I hiked up my skirt and climbed 
into the back of the mammoth white 
pick-up truck with the 15 other SM 
teachers. On the one-mile trip to town 
that first day, I saw about two dozen 
dogs. I wondered out loud about the 
overcrowded humane societies on the 
island. Usu (short for Owen Owusu), a 
second-year teacher, he-hawed in an i- 
love-telhng-people-this sort of way, and 
said, "When there are too many dogs 
around, they just eat one or two." I 
can't imagine savoring a big, juicy 
Lassie-burger, but, evidently, it's a favor- 

ite around here. 

A few nights ago, I fought in a war, Sure, 
I had the advantage, because my oppo- 
nents were the size of ants. Okay, so my 
opponents were ants. The little buggers 
had set up a city inside the body of my 
portable CD player, and refused to sur- 
render control. I considered marching 
around the thing seven times while 
blowing a born. By the end of the battle, 
though, the enemy had suffered more 
than thirty casualties. At least 1 didn't 
have to fight in Sandi Wilbur's flying 
roach war upstairs. 

Last weekend, my roommates, April 
Russell and Bonnie McConnell, and 1 
were making supper. 1 measured the 
cornmeal for cornbread, and lo-and- 
behold, staring back at me from the 
measuring cup were a few tiny bugs. In 
America, when people find a bug in a 
box of flour or a little worm in a bag of 
rice, into the trash it goes. Eating bugs 
never held much appeal for me, either. 
But these days, we consider ourselves 
lucky to be getting extra protein in our 
diets. Scottie Baker, Dwayne Kingry, Jer- 
emy Tyrell and their housemates are a 
bit ahead of us. They actually fight over 
the buggy food. Maybe it's part of that 
island charm. 

School started Wednesday, August 
16, but that's another story. 

Sit down or I'll tape you to a chair 

Sari Fordham 

Two months ago 1 arrived in the 
Bangkok Airport at 12:30 a.m. 1 Bret 
thought the air conditioner was broken 
until I stepped outside into unbelievable 
heat (die average temperature is 95- 
105 degrees). 

1 spent my first few dap taking cold 
showers at every opportunity. Now, I'm 
over-adjusted and 1 need a jacket in air 
conditioned restaurants — no joke. I've 
also adapted lo the food. I love fried 
rice and could eat it every day — which I 

The best part about Thailand, 
though, is die people. Everyone is 
friendly. I've already made some great 
friends who make me feel at home 
here. In all reality I've had more 
"teacher shock" than "culture shock". 
I used to be under the oh-so-false as- 
sumption that it's easier to be a teacher 
than a student. The first time I faced a 
class of 40 wiggling 4 to 5 year olds, I 

Dear Mom . . . SMs write home 

^" ** ■ IT" ^** ■ ■ - ..." I r ;,.„ „, ,1, n,.r nnii 'in, II, IMS t 

"G'day Mates! It's Kiwi Ken down under. 

I had a great trip here. My seat mate 
hfrom Charlotte to Los Angeles airport 
F»as none other than Stephanie from 
fcoaywatch. Her real name is Alexandria 
| and she asked quite a lot of questions 
f about what I was doing and what 
Kdventists believe. It was a great wit- 
L nessing opportunity." 

"One thing that I won't miss when I 
come back are the bugs— truly diey are 
Wonder Insects. The ants manage to get 
into everydiing, even vacuum-sealed 
packages. Before I go down to eat 
breakfast I have to put bug spray on be- 
cause fiiere's a hoard of mosquitoes tliat 
five in the kitchen. If I can't go to sleep I 
count bug bites rather dian sheep. The 
most disgusting bug is the cockroach. 
They have die run of the budding. They 

with our pots and pans. 1 
i on a cockroach without flinching." 

"It's Sunday morning at about 9:00 and 
I'm doing registration this morning, giv- 
ing oral tests to place kids. Saw an el- 
ephant walking down the street; they're 
so cute!" 

—Mindy Myers 

realized the error of my ways. 

The kindergartners I teach English 
to have a very limited vocabulary. Im- 
portant phrases like "sit down this in- 
stant or I'd tape you to a chair" and 
"shut up, shut up, and once again shut 
up" have no meaning for them. We are 
finally making progress on "sit down" 
but I'm afraid "be quiet" is impossible. 
If the kids weren't so cute and lovable I 
would probably go insane. Instead, I'm 
becoming very attached to them in spite 
of — or maybe because of — their abnor- 
mal energy level. 

After teaching the Little ones for two 
hours in the morning (and after count- 
less solos of "I'm a hide tea pot") every- 
thing else takes on a new perspective. 
My evening classes are, in comparison, 
a piece of cake. Not only do my students 
sit still and listen but most are also 
older than me. At first, I was a litde wor- 
ried about teaching adults, but my 
classes have been a lot of fun. 

My first term of teaching is over 
today and my students are taking their 
exams. Now it's my turn to sit smugly 
behind the desk wlule my students 
come in with shaking knees and sweaty 
palms. Teaching does have it's rewards. 

Research shows 

Ttental floss prevents 

moral decay. 

Read the Accent 



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Olympic host 


LtmsA Myers 

The Somahan Olympic track team 
will inhabit the dorms of Georgia 
Cumberland Academy (GCA) prior to 
next year's Summer Games in Atlanta. 

The athletes, fourteen men and six 
women, will stay at GCA and train at a 
nearby high school for three weeks be- 
ginning June 1, 1996, according to John 
Thomas, academy principal, The group 
will then move to a town nearer to the 
Olympic Village for the remainder of 
their six-week training and 
acclimitization period before the games 

Thomas says that GCA originally 
sent a portfolio to the Olympic housing 
authority, presenting housing possibili- 
ties for tourists who wish to see the 

"We were hoping to make some 
money," says Thomas, 

Although things didn't quite work 
out that way, the request came to Gor- 
don County where GCA is located, to 
house and provide training facilities for 
the group of Somahan athletes. 

The Somali team also bid for Bar- 
row County in Georgia to be the location 
for the second half of their stay, says 

Thomas, but unlike Gordon County, R 
row County officials rejected the idea] 
a result of local protest. 

Thomas says that resistance 
stemmed mainly from a few families ] 
whose relatives served as peacekeepef 
in Somalia during the worst of the tnlj 
warfare last year. According to tl 
ciated Press, citizens circulated newj 
photographs showing the body of a 
United States soldier being dragged l 
through the streets of Mogadishu, 

"It was all dirty politics," ThonaJI 
says. "The average citizen had n 

Thomas says that the SomaliansJ 
not tied to the government in anywam 
and are not supported by the govem-I 
ment due to the country's continued f 
instability. "They have to come 
independandy and raise their owr 
money," he says. 

Gordon County officials are r. 
funds so that the team will n 
pay for their accommodations or fool 

The situation has received "norf 
from any county residents," says HUM 

j[ Olympic update 

'^^ Stacy Spauldinc DeUy the top ten: diving, baseball, and bi 

Q5£P Over the summer, 

I D Q Adanta's been gearing up 
Atlantal996 for the 1996 Summer 

Olympics. Here's a peek at 
what's going on: - 
Requests for Olvmpjc tickets sets record— 
More than 326,000 people have re- 
quested tickets to the Olympic games — 
314,000 of them in the first 60 days of 
sales — breaking the record set by the 
1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. 
Ticket demand is highest for the open- 
ing ceremonies, which lops the list for 
the 10 most-requested sessions. Gym- 
nastics occupies 5 spaces on the list, 
taking the most requests. Also making 


The Atlanta Committee for the Olyrfl] 
Games says the average customer Oft 
dered 17 tickets, totaling $l,100pfl| 
order, Ticket confirmations will bi 
mailed Sept. 22. 

"Cool Concepts" cooling system tested-! 
Tested during an Adanta Ruckus so 
game, the new system is desigr 
lower ambient field temperatures ifl 
15 degrees Fahrenheit. The systemf 
culates moisture into the air where] 
vaporizes, absorbing heat, Thew 
blown out of the environment with! 
to create a cooler atmosphere for^ 
letes on the playing field. 

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Accent adventures . . . 

The diva dives 

n Titus 

tolling 80 feet will kill a person 
[most every time. Unless luck, or a 
lungee cord, prevails. 

The bungee jumping trend began 
Et while ago and still lives on in some 
states. It is a versatile sport with dif- 
ferent degrees of extremity. 

People can jump from bridges, 
lonstruction cranes, and even struc- 
de especially for bungee 

I The harness used to attach a per- 
Kc-n to the bungee cord also differs. A 
Berson can jump using a body harness 
Hfr an ankle harness. 
| Finally, the height of the jump can 
Be chosen. (Prices grow as the height 

I Bungee jumpers usually possess a 
Rait combination of courage, fearless- 
ness, curiosity, and utter stupidity. 
■ I was looking forward to my first 
Hingee jump once 1 mustered up the 
^Rurage to actually do it, I went to the 
^ftsconsin Dells and stopped at the first 
BmpinR location on the strip. I'm a big 
^mmsenient park fan, so I kept thinking 
Be the jump as a really windy drop on a 
r rollcrcoaster. 

H After signing various release forms 
and paying my fee, I stepped on a scale 
gjd the proper harness was selected. 
!Die worker that helped select the gear 
said, "It was nice knowing you," which 
rally boosted my confidence. But I was 
determined to go through with the 

Though the gear was somewhat un- 
lortable and rather awkward, I felt 
plelely secure as I waddled over to 
jb the stairs to my awaiting doom. 
■ I wasn't naive enough to think you 
liSped from bungee cords like those 

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Join Allison for an Accm Adventure— 

On the sports page of every Accent, Allison 

\ issue: fuddle <thn» as . Utison lakes yn 

you use to strap baggage to your car, 
but the cord shocked me, I reached the 
top of the 80 foot structure to find that 
I'd be jumping from about 150 spa- 
ghetti width pieces of rubber band 
wound together. 

The worker gave me no time to 
contemplate this fact, though and soon 
had me hooked to the cord. 

"Now Allison," die worker said, "I 
want to see your toes over the edge of 
the platform. I'll say ' 1, 2, 3, Bungee' 
and you'll jump." 

My heart skipped more than a beat 
as I looked at the ground so far below 
me. Junior Robert Kelch's words kept 
running through my mind, "If I was 
bungee jumping and the rope broke, I 
don't think I'd do it again." 

Widi that comforting thought in 

will take yon on one of her adventures, 
■m white-water rafting. 

mind, the worker started counting and 
I started praying. At his proclamation 
of "Bungee" I took a deep breath and 
dove off die platform. 

It is hard to find die words to de- 
scribe the incredible feeling that ac- 
companies bungee jumping. Sopho- 
more Charisa Bauer said, "Bungee 
jumping was like flying only without an 

After my jump, I felt like I could 
conquer any obstacles presented me if 
given the chance. It is a feeling that 
each person should experience at least 

I would definitely recommend 
bungee jumping to anyone and would 
go again if given the opportunity. Only 
next time, I'd choose a higher dis- 

lew floor, lights installed in gym 

i crowd is on its feet as the clock 
h ticks down. With only ten sec- 
t and our team down by one in 
npionship game, the power for- 
ward rips down the rebound and makes 
EBmvn-court pass to me. This is a 
true. It's just me and the 
p with nothing but the open court 

s I come up to the basket for a 
I my foot catches on a piece of ply- 
sticking up out of the floor. I fall 
a my face. A deafening silence 
mes over die crowd as the final 
buzzer goes off. We have just lost the 
most important game of the year. As I lie 
1 Ihereon die floor sulking in defeat. I 

Oh only blame our loss on the door. If 
tmS/c had a decent floor. 
HHjlckily this is not a true story since 
[■ Southern is known as the campus that 
maintains its facilities," according to 
Phil Garver. chairman of the Health, I'E 
and recreation Department. 

lies PE Center received this sum- 
mer a new lighting system and a hard- 
wood parquet floor as found in the Bos- 
ton Gardens, the United Center, and the 
Charlotte Coliseum. After thirty years of 
intense use, the old gym floor was ready 
for retirement. Moisture was seeping up 
through seams in the concrete under- 
neadi causing the floor to buckle and 

Before die new floor was laid, the 
seams were sealed and a 3/8lh inch 
rubber cushion-was put down. The 
workers dien proceeded to lay down 
800,000 pieces of wood. When this was 
finished, they covered the 23,000 
square feet of floor with a protccdvc 
water-base finish. Lines and three col- 
lege symbols were then painted at no 
extra charge. The entire task was com- 

Deion stints 
with Lookouts 

Stack Spauldinc Delay 

For the Chattanooga Lookouts, be- 
ing the Cincinnati Reds' Class AA affiliate 
has its advantages. In July, Reds' two- 
sport sUir Deion Sanders played a two- 
game rehabilitation stint with die Look- 
outs after injuring his ankle in May. 

Sanders played in Birmingham 
against die Barons, hitting a leadoff 
home run and bringing in an RBI as he 
went 2 for 3 his first game back after 
resting for six weeks. Sanders left the 
game in the fifth inning, heading for 
home in Atlanta as the Lookouts went 
on to beat the Barons 4-3 in 10 innings. 

Sanders never played in Engel sta- 
dium, however. He was called to rejoin 
the Reds before the Lookouts returned 
to Chattanooga for a two-game 

Sanders sprained his ankle sliding 
into third base in Pittsburgh. While play- 
ing with the Lookouts, he could walk 
and run in a straight line, but had 
trouble getting out of the batter's box 
and rounding the bases. He couldn't 
slide at all. 

Sanders told the Associated Press 
this summer that he'd never been hurt 
Uke diis. "It's frustrating. 1 don't gel 
diese kind of things in football," he 
says. "With baseball it's always some- 
tiiing. Last year my heel caused me to 
miss a lot of games." 

will tear clown 
sports will tear clown America. 
Sports and religion have made 
America what it is today." 

— Woody Hay 
quoted in Bill limdl . 
Life on the Run. I'M. 

pleted in approximately eight weeks. 

Not only was a new "air suspension 
floadng floor" put in, but also new halo- 
gen lights. These lights save energy and 
at the same Ume put out more light. 
They can also he dimmed for other non- 
sporting events and acdvides. 

When asked if any new rules would 
apply to the gym, Garver said that die 
floor was "put here for us to use, not to 
look at." He stressed the fact that stu- 
dents can do just about anything on it as 
long as they use common sense. 

Garver is very proud of the new 
floor. He indicated that the gym is die 
only budding on campus that many non- 
students get to see. Alumni weekend, 
graduadon, and camp meeting are just 
a few of the events that bring in people 
from beyond the campus. "It is impor- 
tant that we make a good impression to 
these people and show that Southern 
College cares for its students," says 
Garver. The PE Department hopes dial 
students will take advantage of die gym. 


Lizardo takes CARE leadership 

CARE ministries is an acronym 
far Collegiate Adimilisls Reaching Ev- 
eryone. CARE is a student-led organi- 
zation and junctions under Ibe lead- 
i ership of Ibe Chaplain i Office here at 
Southern College, This organization 
plays an integral pari In Southern S 
ideological makeup as a Christian 

Ronald Lizardo, assistant chap- 
lain, directs CARE ministries. He 
holds a two-fold responsibility: help- 
ing the college chaplain. Ken Rogers, 
to maintain an effective on/off cam- 
pus role, and creating spiritual pro- 
grams. These services include Friday 
night vespers, lawn concerts, weeks of 
prayer, etc. 

What ariyoup. expktations top. this viap. as 
assistant chapiain? 

Will they love Jesus more? Every 
plan, every program, and even every 
prayer that comes out of CARE is driven 
out of that question. 

Based on that, my expectation is 
simply to function as an instrument i 

counter with Jesus Christ. To achieve this 
I expect myself to be available. Available 
to talk, to play, to pray, to be a friend. 


The only changes 1 would Uke to see 
are changes in lite lives of tlie students. 
Changes that will determine what they 
will do and how they will live their lives 
as witnesses for Christ. College provides 
the academic program to create active 
professionals. Along with that, our pas- 
sion is to provide die spiritual atmo- 
sphere that will develop not pew warm- 
ing Christians but active witnesses of 
What spkiat programs do you have planned? 

We are working on several projects 
this year. "Prayer focus" is a simple, right-hand man. 
quick, visitation program focused on 

"Dare to Care for Chattanooga" is a 
special event during die SA Community 
Service Day. 

"A Christmas gift" is a program in- 
volving the students in sharing the Nativ 

New man-on-the-iob— Ron Lizardo is a 
senior theology major, and the assis- 
tant chaplain this year. In this position 
he will serve as Chaplain Ken Rogers's 

Other programs include outside 
vespere, dynamic weeks of prayer, con- 
certs and more. Our commitment is 
only to Jesus, our call is to reach every- 
one with His love. Thai's what we are all 

helping other-, have a life-changing en- ity with Chattanooga. 

A dose of the real world 

Theology students taste evangelism 

Larisa Myers 

This sumrfier, 13 theology majors 
learned thai there is life beyond Greek, 
Hebrew and introduction to preaching 

During a six week evangelistic ef- 
fort in Jacksonville, Fla., with Pastor 
Ron Halvorsen, the students sampled 
the real thing as part of a required pub- 
lic evangelism class. 

"It [field school] gives them a taste 
of one of the most important functions 
of church leadership," says Elder Ron 
Clouzet, assistant professor of religion. 

"It's being in the trenches," he says, 
"experiencing soul winning on a one- 
to-one basis." 

The students attend classes in the 
<~"^ morning with i lie evangelist and others, 
-*^ says Clouzet, learning evangelistic meth- 
ods and how In coiiimiinicik' effectively. 
Afternoons are spent visiting — making 
contacts, com I ..cling personal Bible 
studies and. during ilie meetings, gently 
prodding those who are "sitting on the 
fence" to make i decision for the Lord. 

in l 

jr a day 

According to Ron Lizardo and Tom 
Goddard, both senior theology majors, 
this year's summer experience was not 
one soon to be forgotten. 

One of Lizardo 's duties during the 
series involved translating English into 
Spanish for Halvorsen by way of head- 
phones for those who could not speak 
English. He shares how Halvorsen, who 
speaks very rapidly, prattled in rare 
form one particular evening, and 
Lizardo could not keep up with him. 
"1 was getting so frustrated that I 
said 'We're experiencing technical diffi- 
culties. We'll be back in a few min- 
utes.'" Then, switching off the micro- 
phone, Lizardo look a break to catch 
his breath. 

Goddard recalls a trip he made 
with Mickey Sayles, an Southern gradu- 
ate, to visit a couple who had stopped 
coming to the meetings. 

"We were driving there about eight 
o'clock at night," he says, "when the 
brakes started making funny noises and 

dten went out completely with a tremen- 
dous grinding noise." 

Goddard happened to be driving by 
an auto shop at the time of the incident, 
so they pulled into the parking lot. 

A mechanic there, says Goddard, 
advised the two not to drive the car fur- 
ther, but both felt that they needed to 
visit the couple that evening. 

Goddard says he prayed, "Lord, if 
this is the time you want us to see them, 
make it so we can get there." 

He had no more brake trouble until 
the next day. The couple came back to 
the meetings and later decided to join 
the Advenlist church. 

"The Lord really takes care of those 
who love him," says Goddard. "I 
learned that firsthand this summer." 

Lizardo agrees. "It was incredible 
to see how the people moved from 
darkness to light." 

"We had great success," Clouzet 
says simply. 

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Septembe r 7, ioq 

GC denies women 
ordination rights 

Stacy Spauidinc DeLav 

It seems almost everyone feels 
strongly about it. The Review saysii 
the most discussed issue at the Geneiafl 
Conference Session this summer, In 
fact, they say over two hours were sj 
discussing it. 

But in the end, the vote was nearrfl 
two-to-one. The request by the North [ 
American Division to allow divisions H 
decide the question of womt 
tion was denied. 

"It was a fair debate, there was a | 
strong defense on both sides" says 
Lorabel Hersch, Associate Pastor audi 
Community Chaplain at the CollegedaVl 
Church. "But I made the decision am 
to be democratic, and when the vole \ 
came down I had no choice but to bi 
sweet about it." 

Hersch says she thinks the churdj| 
has been very fair with worn 
past. In 1984, the Annual Council vo!a| 
to allow women to be ordained a 
elders, Now, more than 1,000 art 
serving. As elders, they are empowenj 
to baptize, marry, bury, and ordain. 
"There's no impact whatsoever in ray I 
work," she says. "But I know somen 
are really fractured." 

Junior Aprelle Adams is disap- 
pointed in the vote, but doesn't seen 
consider herself fractured. "I under- \ 
stand why it was voted down, but I di 
see any Biblical reasons," the nursinjl 
major says. "I had thought about 
becoming a nurse and a minister. Audi 
I'll still be able to meet the spiritual | 
needs of other people as a r 
like a minister does — only I won't In 
the conference's OK or the degree 
behind me." 

Aprelle says she doesn't want 
people to see her as a left-winger otffl 
femi-nazi just because she thinks 
women should be allowed to be 
ordained. She says women who su[ 
the ordination effort are women wt 
want the same opportunities as it 
to be allowed to provide the same j 
services that a minister does, with tbt| 
endorsement of the church. 

"Women have different slrengfol 
and weaknesses, just like men," shel 
says. "Men and women in the mrabOj 
can complement each other." 

"There's not enough 


Read the Acatf 



Six months in paradise — Flipper style 

Rarisa Myers 

M Two-forty in the afternoon. Late. 
I She's probably gone by now. Sec- 
Rnd appointment I've broken today. 
[ \ Two-story gray house at the end of 
River Lane, hope it's the right one. I 
Knock. She answers. Big smile. 
K Me. "I'm so sorry, do you still have 

■ She. "No problem, come on in." 
I Michelle Erwin. A biology major. 
Rlass of 1997. Tall and blonde. I call 
Rer the dolphin girl. In an hour and a 
Ralf she introduces me lo her world. 
I Five and one-half months on Grassy 
Hey (a part of the Florida Keys I'd never 
Beard of before) and close friendships 
Kith 15 bottle-nosed dolphins, one 
Rpotted dolphin, three California sea 
Rons and the staff of the Dolphin Re- 
Rearch Center (DRC) resulted in both 
L the time of her life, says Erwin, and a 
Rareer choice. 
| The job involved two internships: 

one in education in the dolphin lab 
Rass and one in animal care and train- 
L She describes her duties. No rou- 
Kne, really. To work by 8:15 or 9:00 

each morning. Dock etiquette to teach, 
Roral reef seminar and swim monitoring 
— all part of week-long dolphin lab 
classes open to the public. 
R Erwin says she compiled weekly 
Reservation data on the dolphins, coor- 
Rinated research and answered educa- 
Ltion requests from outside the center. 
R But the real meat and substance of 
Ker work, and the real joy, she explains, 

were the dolphins. 
if She speaks in the present tense, as 
Hgoday was simply part of a short vaca- 
tion, from which she will return tomor- 
f tow to her "children" of the blue la- 

She trained the dol- 
phins to perform cer- 
lain behaviors required 
when they need medical 
procedures such as 
drawing blood, insert- 
ing a stomach tube or 
obtaining fecal samples. 

For example, she 
explains, blood is 
drawn from the tail, so 
the trainers must teach 
the mammals to present 
their tails, laying them 
in the trainers' laps. 

"The tail is a 
dolphin's power 
source," says Erwin. "They could bust 
your knees if they got scared." 

So the trainers proceed with cau- 
tion, first teaching the dolphins to be 
calm, then touching their tails, then 
wiping them with a swab, then holding a 
capped needle against the smooth skin. 

Erwin also trained two dolphins in 
a show-off maneuver known as the fly- 
ing forward tail walk. In this move, the 
dolphins come out of the water on their 
tails and do a wheelie of sorts. 

DRC jargon is full of such unfamil- 
iar terms as holding (the process of en- 
tertaining dolphins while others are in 
the spotlight) , bridging (blowing a 
small whistle at the end of a trick well 
done) , pair bonding (when two dol- 
phins become best friends in a non- 
sexual way), and structured swim (15 
minutes of precise exercises involving 
trainer anfl dolphins.) 

Then there are pictures, an album 
full. Pictures of the center, a large area 
with several separated lagoons, and pic- 
tures of the dolphins. She knows each 

by name and characteristic. 

"How do you distinguish between 
them?" I ask. 

"It's kinda like twins," she says. 
"After you spend time with them you 
can tell them apart." 

A.J. has "old man" eyes, he's small 
and has a distinctive rostrum, (die 
dolphin's snout). 

Tursi is missing a left eye, sports 
white markings at the end of her ros- 
trum and opens her mouth and screams 
when she jumps, a move that she has 
learned will catch more attention from 
the audience, says Erwin. 

Talon "looks almost too big for his 
skin," she says, pointing to another big 
gray mass of skin and smile. "See?" He 
also has a pink belly and a big forehead. 

Stanley has an underbite. Delphi is 
"portly" and does a great alligator im- 
pression. Aphrodite, A.J.'s mother, has a 
sense of humor. 

I discover that dolphins are easy to 
breed, "It's all they want to do, really," 

says Erwin, and live to be 30 to 35 years 
old in human care. 

As for their intelligence, Erwin says, 
"I think they're smarter than monkeys, 
but it's hard to define intelligence when 
you can't even define it in humans. 

The stories she tells support her , 
hunch most pointedly. 

When Picara, a ten-month-old calf, 
died of liver and pancreatic problems, 
Erwin says all the dolphins knew what 
had happened. 

"All the dolphins were pointed to- 
ward Picara's lagoon while she died," 
she says. And die next day, one of the 
dolphins comforted Cindy, Picara's 
mother, by draping a flipper over 
Cindy's back. 

The dolphins are very gende and 
understanding with children and the 
handicapped, says Erwin. A quadriple- 
gic who visited tlie center was not ca- 
pable of grasping one of the dolphin's 
dorsal fins, so the dolphin could pull 
her around in die water. 

The dolphin assessed the situation, 
and promptiy improvised, hooking onto 
the woman's elbow instead. 

"I like the dolphins," says Erwin 
simply. "My spirits are just lifted when 
I'm around them." 

"Most people don't realize the rela- 
tionship, you can have with a dolphin," 
she says. It's so hard to explain to 
people. I could just talk about it for- 

She hopes to return this Christmas 
for a short stay and then next summer 
for another internship. 

After sharing vicariously, though 
briefly, in Erwin's dolphin heaven and 
viewing more than one picture of a liq- 
uid orange sunset, I'm ready to join her. 

Wanted: your poe 

I'ni'iiis :uv nuv. Ikiiiv, ,k u'l'U'il (U 

entry in Sparrowgrass Poelrj For ■ 

ict 'Awards of Poetic Excellence" po- 
ll, cash prizes totaling 

lie awarded, Including a 
id prize. 

r one poem only, 
my subject, ta .nr. 

lei 10 1995 Poems 

entered in the contest also will becon- 
I'nr publication in the Summer 

and niipiiMisli 

Hililu iollilll ill, II (IIiIiIi'sIIh'III In 

share their work, says |e i 

Welch, publlshei we lool I 

iand welcome poetry of 
ill styles mi. I themes." 

Poems si i' 1 1 

Sparrowgrass P r Ini 

Dept. 1,203 ! 

Drop oft this survey at our office in the student center or at At Accent boxes ii 
p iboth dorms. You can also e-mail your answers lo 

Pervert Alert 

Residents of Thatcher Hall beware. 

A man has been calling several 
rooms, posing as a fashion consultant. 
The inquiries, which begin rather 
innocentty move from quesdons 
concerning the callee's outerwear to 
intimate topics. 

So, if he's got your number, give 
your phone a slam and take a bite out of 
telephone crime. 

Crossword companion 


Alone the Promenade . . . Again 

f\„ & learn .0 spell it?) bombasucahy ^slunen upon d^covermga 

E.O. Grundsh 

If it's Irue thai "everything old is 
new again," then let's begin our 
monthly survey of campus life — 
sometimes exciting, sometimes weird, 
but always interesting. First of till some 
impressions from registration: 

• The sight of the new glistening gym 
floor and the new lighting was almost 
overwhelming. There are three huge 
16-foot school seals (logos) embla- 
zoned on the Door. A Little game you 
can play is to try stepping across the 
seal without touching any lines, 
circles, or letters, 

• Lots of people in stripes, forest green, 
purple, and fadrW red shirts (grunge 
is still in vogue), lots of weird 
baseball caps, and several teachers 
with their own plastic botdes of "pure 
mountain spring water." (Considering 
the quality of the water in our pipes 
these days, I don't blame them!) 

• Ted Evans with his glistening shaved 
head bobbing through registrants — 
he must have lost a bet this summer! 

• Victor Czerkasij (when will I ever 

learn to spell it?) bombastically 
greeting everyone at the entrance. (He 
has an iron-clad handshake) . 
. Announcements over lite PA system: 
"Will the girl (from Missouri) who 
has her white Corsica illegally parked 
please move it now;" "Will the person 
who absconded with the Aging in 
Society sign-up sheet please bring it 
back soon." 

• All the huge bear hugs when people 
recognized each other; the two - 
students sitting side by side at the 
biology table each wearing a Fossil 
watch (both with the wide gold stripe 
through the center)— John Tubbs 
from Berleson, TX, and Margarete Lira 
from Oahu, Hawaii. Maybe they can 
compare watches again sometime. 

• The coolest registrant of all has got to 
be Jonathan Monies from Orlando, 
Fla:, who has dressed all in black 
including his safari-type hat plus 
black & white shoes and a pair of 
silver sunglasses hanging from his 

• Consider the frustration of the 


aMPuS - 
Su r viva\.' 

freshmen upon discovering dial so 
many classes were closed. This sign 
on a sun-shield in a black Ford in an 
adjacent parking lot may have been 
the best advice yet ... "Need help? 
Call the Police!" 
On this very hot summer day diere 
are two beauty spots that stand out: the 
triangular flower bed filled with all 
colors of impauens at the Thatcher Hall 
entrance and the long oval flower bed 
containing large boulders surrounded 
with white-edged holly bushes looks 

Speaking of parking lots, we 
checked all the legal lots we found and 
counted about 30 vehicles in the "new 
green" that the automobile companies 
are pushing this year. Actually die green 
ranges from dark forest green through 
turquoise to teal blue and seafoam. 
These cars must be relatively new. And 
in that connection, an old engineering 
friend of mine stopped me in my travels 
and asked, "Do you know what FORD 
stands for! It means Fix Or Repair 


check list 

□ Phone cords and accessories 
Q Alarm clock or clock radio 
j TV, VCR and video accessories 

□ Security devices 

□ Computer and accessories 

□ Batteries 

Q Stereo equipment, speakers 

and audio accessories 
J Heavy-duty flashlight 
j Smoke alarm 

j Part-time job (see the manager 
ol your local Radio Shack store) 

AC accessories to power your dorm 

Well, let's wander along the uppefl 
Promenade and find some students. 1 
question of die day is, "What is your I 
most exciting class this semester? 1 
Kelch (with lots of "Old Glory" desigfl 
on his shirt) from Willislon, ND, sibjT 
chemistry; Terri Tucker (in a green jj 
brown drindle skirt) from Waynesboij 
PA, said that sales management was; f 
Anita Zinner (in a long gray-striped ! 
jumper) from Vancouver, BC, thougm 
was Adventist heritage; Jeff Schnoor F 
(wearing a shirt with very wide greenl 
stripes) from Tampa, Fl, said physics! 
and Sarah Smidi (in a blue and red | 
striped shirt) from Richmond, VA, 
actually admitted that English was i 

And so it goes . . . Welcome totlj 
school year at SC. Remember that I 
teachers retire and some of them tug 
into "adjuncts!" 

The Repair Shop 

Radio /hack 


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Scarlett . . . aj 
book review 

Sarah Age 

The sequel to Margaret Mitel 
Gone uith the Wind qmckWm 
,i besl seller soon after it was re- 

Most people were simpl) dyinS 
!,i«,» what foe future would hoip 
Rhett and Scarlett. While thi slit 
and-some page bool 
its readers on edge la leant 
adventures Scarlett would 
upon next, it lost the m\I< n 
original novel. 

fo those ol us who did 
Gone With the mud. Scan 
more like a Harlequin rom 

r than the sequel to a 

classic Let rue till von in"' 
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taood girl and chases aftei 

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response to date, threatened 
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■ while proclaiming ;i 
"Day Of Howling laughter." 

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lance (to confessed today that lie 
was reallj a tenor for the Japanese 
Baptist Choir and that frankly, this 
was all very interesting, hut he 
needed to get his robe to the clean- 

• Serbian forces jumped the White 
House fence, forcing President 
Clinton to declare Ihcfhal OMn «■ .1 
"neutral zone" and his closet a "sale 
haven " Serb forces rawed to retali 

•Mike Tyson, apologized to boxing 

tans lor earning SSO million dollars 

for onl] 89 seconds of actual tune in 
the ring during his latest fight. He 

promised that in his neM bout lie 

would iic-. bimsell I go H ■■ ■ 

six rounds with a guy I know who 
COUld lake it." 
•In another brilliant takeover bid, 
Disney/Capital Cities \m: acquire (he 
solar system. "This will take some 
Bnanci'ng," said a beaming Michael 

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100 fimes, and a letter is placed in 
their permanent file. 
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Top ten reasons 
to read the 
Southern Accent 


From the front porch, somewhere near S/iittle Creek, Tenth 

10. The Southern what? 

9. O.J. coverage kept to a twelve page minimum. 

8. Clip-out coupon section for local dirift stores. 

7. If you don't, Larisa and Stacy start to cry, eat huge amounts of chocolate, 

and generally threaten the stability of this part of the country, and frankly, you 

don't want to be responsible for that. 
6. We post the latest Georgia Lotto Numbers! 
5. Gives your bird something to read on the bottom of die cage. 
4. Fashion and glamour column by Bill Wohlers. 
3. Puis your Hooked-On-Phonics investment to good use. 
2. If you don't, we threaten to do a lop twenty every issue. 
1. What are you going to do in class anyway? 


Did Shannon Faulkner help or WWi Who's the best-looking teacher! 

hurt women's causes? 

"She hurt it. She Hied lo pave the road, 

but only got halfway down it." 

Nana Boaleng, Elementary Education Juinor I 

"She hurt it. She was really pushy 

trying to get something she wanted." 

Merrilyn Carey, Business Administration Freshman 

"She hurt it. She fought so hard 

but now it's a real waste.' 

e Jones, Elementary Education Sophomore 

"She probably helped— tike Rosa Parks 

not giving up her bus seat." 

Kevin Quails. Spanish/Print Journalism Senior 


on campus? 

"Bob Moore. He's ray uncle." 
Brian Moore, Physics Freshman 

"Mr. Vandevere. He's my favoirte teacher and he looks 


Amelia Puspasari, Computer Systems Junior 

"Mari-Carmen Gallego. She's got that look." 
Paul Ruhling, Elementary Education Senior 

"Ken Rogers. His heart makes 

him absolutely gorgeous." 

Carrie Young, Elementary Education/Psychology Senior 

Community Calendar 

Art General Entertainment Events 

Hunter Museum — Of Earth & Cotton, 
organized by McKissick Museum. Now 
through Oct. 8. Information: 267-0968 

Chattanooga Regional History 
Museum — Emma Bell Miles, the pri- 
vate collection of a local artist. Now 
through Oct. 1, 1995. Information: 265- 

Hunter Museum— Coastal Patterns, 
opening reception with George Cress. 
Sept. 15. Information: 267-0968 


Tivoli Theatre — Chattanooga Sym- 
phony, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. Tickets: 267- 

Chattanooga Regional History Mu- 
seum — Dinosaurs Plus, activities and 
exhibits. Now through Jan. 21, 1996. 
Information: 265-3247 

Chester Frost Park — Hamilton County 
Fair, entertainment, games, exhibits, 
food, Sept. 23-24. Information: 209- 

On Campus 

CARE — Commitment Weekend, Sept. 
7-9. Jose Rojas speaks for Thursday 
assembly, Friday vespers and both 
Sabbath church services. CARE lawn 
concert Sabbath afternoon. 

Bradley-Cleveland Community Con- Classic film series — Wittiessfor the 

cert — Floyd Cramer, pianist. Sept. 26, Prosecution. Saturday, 8:30 p.m., 
7:30 p.m. Ackerraan Auditorium 


Tivoli Theatre— Peter Pan, Sept. 15- 
Oct. 7. Tickets: 267-8583. 

Student Park — Pancake breakfast, free 
for all students. Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-10:30 

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Dave and LaLa's 
fall fashion watch 

What's hot — A look at 
Southern's fashion scene. 
Plus a special bonus: E.O. 
Grundset takes a look at 
styles through the years, 
pages 8-9 


Weekend Weather 

Today— Cloudy, chance of 
showers. High near 68. 
Friday— Partly Cloudy. 
High near 68. 
Saturday — Mosdy Sunny. 
High near 68. 

Safety first? Maybe not. 

Pi IJv.ii)(".'<'.i i 

Stephanie Culke 
I Campus Safety. A joke? A necessity? 
Bui annoyance? 
I Most students would answer those 


syes, i 

>, yes. 

What exactly do they do for my 
Safety?" one Southern student asks. 
K What do they do? They are on patrol 
I" 2-* hours a day, seven days a week. They 
Respond to all of the phone calls about 
■those 'creepy littie peepers" at 
■Thatcher Hall, calls about suspicious 
Kars and people, calls about locked 
Btevs in vehicles. 

I They respond to every fire alarm 
■that goes off. Campus Safety conducts 
Iroutine building checks of all buildings 
Bnside and out, between 6 p.m. and 6 

I And yet, no one takes them seri- 

B "Everyone just thinks we ride 
Bound slapping tickets down on every 
Hndshield that we see," says Safety Of- 
ffier Kent Robertson. "It always seems 
Kg slip their mind that we gave them a 
Rump one day when they were late to 

I It's difficult to get respect from 
Bjher students in the first place. But add 
Hthat die fact that Campus Safety is 
^ffiistandy harassed, according to Marc 
^fiindy, a former Campus Safety officer, 
H "Men in camoufiage wearing ski 
■asks work swiftly and skillfully," he 
Bays. "They have pulled many stunts 
[from eggings to deflated patrol car tires, 

to keying officers' personal vehicles. 

"In fact," he says, "They flaunted 
their return to campus this year by 
painting the words 'we're back' on the 
Campus Safety office windows." 

"It's not like they're committing the 
worst crimes in the world," Grundy 
says. "But after a while, it starts getting 
really annoying." 

The tire deflating and patrol car 
egging from this particular group has 
been going on for over a year now, says 
Grundy. A surveillance camera has been 
installed where the patrol cars are 
parked when not in use. The camera 
has caught many scandals in die mak- 
ing, but never the masked men. 

"The office worker will see them on 
die camera," Grundy says. "But they 
can't leave their post at the radio, and 
by the time an officer is contacted and 
gets there they are already sprinting to- 
wards the woods where they disperse. 
It's like they're watching and waiting for 
us to get clear across campus, and then 
they make their move." 

"Pure and simple, it's a crime," 
says Campus Safety Associate Director 
Don Hart. "People don't realize how 
they're making the campus unsafe for 
everyone else. They put everyone at risk 
because no one can receive help if 
damage is done to the vehicles." 

Hart says vandalism is a serious 
crime at Southern, yet it wasn't cited in 
the security report provided to students 

Joker released tonight 

Michelle Castleberc 
I I "The Joker will be released this 
lining at supper along the promenade. 

The original debut was planned for last 
HDjrday, September 16, but technical 
■problems in Information Services de- 
■jffilthe/oAer four days, 
t Editor Bianca Kurd says this year 

the Joker makes its premier on the 
World Wide Web. 

The on-line version will contain 
photos, information, and addresses of 
students. New features will include a 
directory of the local churches and 
maps of Chattanooga and Collegedale. 

Inside . 

Jicauon masters approved 4 

Jr to the editors 7 

on watch 8 

rts: River of dreams 11 

igion:ChrisUan Coalition 12 

Intro to Jazz 101 13 

.'Ies: Student X 14 

Hnor: Czerkasij 15 

Eton Top Ten 15 

Bnmunity mega-calendar 16 

No, it's not Cousin It— It's our new 
columnist. Student X tore to tell 

coupleviUe. The latest scoop is on 
page 14. 

Is this a common sight for you? Then chances are, you 're a Campus Safety officer. 
Officers say vandalism of their patrol and personal cars are on the rise. Campus 
Safely Associate Director Don Hart also says vandalism constitutes a crime 
problem here on campus. 

a few weeks ago. The brochure, listing 
yearly crime rates dating back to 1992, 
didn't list vandalism under any year. 

"Those reports are Bunk," says an- 
other former officer, Chad Grundy. 

"Those numbers are way off," con- 
tinues Marc Grundy. "They only include 
the cases that were officially reported, 
filed, and followed up on. The numbers 
ignores crimes that aren't reported, lost 
reports, or the reports that are turned 
over to the police. They are absolutely 

As for the statistics of the other 
crimes listed in the brochure, such as 
alcohol, theft, or weapons on campus, 
"they're nothing but official numbers," 
he says. "All of those numbers are 

somewhat skewed. I live in die dorm, I 
know what goes on. We all know belter 
than what those small numbers imply." 

Why aren't those statistics more 
representative? Many crimes simply go 
unreported, says Robertson. Crimes like 
your favorite pair of Levi's that suddenly 
disappeared when you ran to get more 
detergent, or the intoxicated girl you 
saw stumbling up Thatcher stairs last 

"We don't want to have a big com- 
motion, so we just let it go," says 
Grundy. "Everyone wants 10 think that 
Collegedale is the perfect little commu- 
nity. No one wants to tell parents or 
constituents that it's not as wonderfully 
safe as we all would like to believe." 

Grundy elected EVP 

Marca Ace 

The new SA Executive Vice Presi- 
dent (EVP) is Senior Chad Grundy. 

General elections were held on 
Tuesday. Grundy captured 66% of the 
303 votes. 

Grundy's first order of business will 
be to hold another election to fill stu- 
dent senate vacancies. 

There are less than 10 senators 
now, says Grundy, He hopes to motivate 
more students to become part of senate. 

"I think there's a lot of interest," 
says Grundy. "It's just that students 
aren't sure how to get involved. With 
better communication on behalf of SA, 
student interests can be better repre- 
sented through the senate," 

Stoner is excited about the new EVP. 
"I would've been happy working with 
eidier candidate," he says. "It's nice to 
have finally have a full roster of SA offic- 



Now's the time to sign-up for 
community service day 

Brum Busch 

Soudtem students can give some- 
lliing back lo the community on Com- 
munity Service Day, Oct. 4. 

Last year, 542 students volunteered 
for the SA-sponsored event. This year SA 
president Jeremy Stoner expects at least 

"I think wc have enough tasks that 
anyone interested in helping will find 
something dial they'll want to do," says 

Among the many opdons are beau- 

tifying trails at Audobon Acres, helping 
at Goodwill Industries, painting, build- 
ing, mowing lawns for the elderly, serv- 
ing lunches to the homeless, and visiting 
people in nursing homes. 

Stoner says right now diere is a ma- 
jor need for group leaders. He says 
each group leader will call the organi- 
zation that the group is going 10 and 
make the appropriate arrangements. 

The leader will also call each per- 
son in the group and make car-pooling 

arrangements. SA executive secretary 
Becky Boiling is coordinating the group 

"Community service day serves two 
purposes" says Stoner. "First, we want 
to give somediing back to Chattanooga. 
You can't live in a society without con- 
tributing to it in some way. 

"Second," he says, "we want to get 
across to students that giving something 
back is the way you reach people and 
show you care." 

Students unable to sign up for com- 
munity service day after week of prayer 
services can sign up in the SA execudve 

Nursing Dept. offers parish, missions classes 

David George 

Southern's Nursing Department is 
expanding this year, offering two new 
classes. Parish nursing and frontier mis- 
sions will provide hands on-experience 

"A parish nurse works with a 
church or a hospital with not only the 
physical aspects, but with the spiritual 
aspects of health care," says Kade 
Lamb, nursing chair. The goal of a par- 
ish nurse, she says, is to keep a church 
congregation healthy. 

"The nurse is able to work with a 
congregation," says Lamb, "and, with 
the observation skids, pick up on health 
problems that might otherwise go with- 
out being checked out." 

Students will get a feel for what they 
can expect on the job by working with 
local pastors and chaplains to develop 
their skills: 

• organizing the health records of 
church member; 

• assessing the health needs of indi- 
vidual church members as well as the 
needs of the congregadon as a whole; 

• making house calls, which would in- 
clude health assessments and minor 
treatments; and 

• referring church members to an ap- 
propriate physician if the need arises. 

Classes are tentatively scheduled for 
spring semester 1996 or possibly a 
summer session, depending on student 

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Because of student interest, espe- 
cially that of student missionaries, the 
Nursing Department has set definite 
plans to teach a frontier missions class, 
starting in the spring semester of 1996- 
Open only to nursing students, this 
elective aims to prepare pupils for the 
kinds of situations they might confront 
in the third world. 

To meet this need, the class will 
include instruction in childbirth, sutur- 
ing, teeth extraction and natural rem- 
edies. Aside from the knowledge and 
skills needed, the class will also focus 
on the spiritual preparation that is nec- 
essary for someone who may be the 
only source of health care to several 

While tiiere are other frontier pro- 
grams in the SDA system, this is the first 
class of its kind that is specifically for 
nurses. Laura Nyirady, the class's pri- 
mary instructor, conceived the idea 
while teaching nursing students in Hong 
Kong and the Philippines. She says she 
hasn't found another college anywhere 
that offers a course quite like it. 

The Nursing Department has lim- 
ited class size to 1 5, but quite a few 
have expressed interest in the class, says 

She says she is excited about the 
fact that the kids are interested in fron- 
tier work. "I know it changes their lives 

Final figures inl 

down 61 

Stacy Smuiding DeLay 

Enrollment is down by 61 stujJ 
according to Registrar Joni Her. SoJ 
era students number 1591, dotvnfj 
last year's 1652. That figure includj 
students attending the CoUegedalei 
pus, Orlando campus, student miss 
aries, and Advendst Colleges Abroadl 

Zier says there are several o 
enrolment has decreased. "Laslye^ 
we had a significant increase it 
students who registered to take 
on the internet," she says. "Also, n 
SMs don't register as a Southern s) 
while they're away, the only ones I) 
are the ones who need to obtain st 
loan deferments." 

President Don Sahly says there J 
also other reasons for the decrease! 
"Academies across the Southern IS 
had few seniors to choose from," !< I 
says. "This is our biggest recruiting J 

Other local colleges are reporJ 
increases in enrollment. University! 
Tennessee at Chattanooga says o 
ment is up by 56 students, toialii 

Lee College reports a record-to 
ing enrollment of 2,477 studenls.u 
3 1 2 from last year. The number In 
eludes only those taking classes ali 
Cleveland campus, and not studeirsl 
branch and extension classroomsiT 
other programs sponsored by then 

Sahly says compared to Lee co 
and UTC, Southern is very expensntj 
"Many students have financial d 
ties," he says. "Lee college has ;i 
nite advantage because they are ill 
three or four thousand dollars le 

Sahly also mentions that Soulha 
competing with other Seventh-day I 
Adventist colleges for students. "1*1 
College is sponsored by the Cmircl| 
God, and it's their only colli 
nation," he says. "Seventh-day Adi| 
students have 15 other colleges t»| 
choose from." 

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Septembe r 21, 1995 

Campus News 

New hick old hack — 

Science center construction begins 

I Stacy Spauldinc DeLay 
I After four years of drawing and re- 
I drawing plans for Hickman Science 
■Center, construction has finally begun. 
■Dale Bidwell, Vice President for finance, 
Igmji workers are in die process of pour- 

mg [lie foundation. 
I The 6,500 square foot budding will 
■be approximately one and a half times 
I the space available in Hackman and 
LB[):iniels Halls, which presendy houses 
[■Math, Physics, Computer Science, 
' '\Chemistry, and Biology Departments. 
Kach of the departments will move into 
■he new complex, 

I Expected completion date is Octo- 
Iht 15. 1996, in time for ribbon-cutting 
Reremonies to take place on alumni 

homecoming weekend. However, 
fcidwell says, classes will probably not 
Hake place in the building until the fol- 
lowing school year, beginning August 

I "There's so much to move," he 
Kays, "and the move would have to be 
muring Christmas break when it's cold. 
Maybe the Math Department can go 
Eahead and hold classes, but probably 
Rot departments like Biology and Chem- 
I Signs warning trespassers of a 
Hl0,000 fine have gone up around the 
Hjnstruction. A six-foot security fence 
Hll also protect the site of the $5.5 mil- 

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Phoio: Damp Gio»a 



Don't get too close— This sign and a six foot security fence jmiicci the construct tun site 

of the building. "We just can't hare crewn 
Dale Bidwell vice president for finance. 

lion building. The fence will have two 
gates and access will be limited to those 
authorized. Bidwell says for visitors, a 
green hard hat is die ticket into the site, 
and the hard hats are only attainable 
through his office. "We just can't have 
everyone taking a Sabbath afternoon 
tour," he says. "People are inquisidve, 
that's only natural. But we've got to have 
some control for liability purposes." 
No official word yet on what will 

:> taking a Sabbath afle) 

happen to Hackman and Daniels after 
conslrucdon is completed. Although 
administrators seem to be freely circu- 
lating ideas, they are reticent to put 
them on-the-record. President Don 
Sahly says he hopes to announce some- 
thing official during second semester. 
Some concern surfaced over the 
summer that stock donated to fund the 
building had dropped in value. "The 
stock was a small portion of the cost of 

the complex," says Bidwell. "We sold off 
some of the stock when it was first do- 
nated. Since then, it has gone down, but 
it's coming back up and we're going to 
sell as soon as it gets back to where it 
was." The slock is in telecommunica- 
tions, according to Bidwell. 

Fund-raising for the building will 
condnue. When architectural plans 
were first drawn, the estimated cost was 
$3.9 million, but now the cost is near- 
ing $5.5 million. Vice President for De- 
velopment Jack McClarty says $4.7 mil- 
lion is in hand now in cash and pledges. 
He says about $800,000 remains to be 
raised to meet the complex's current 
cost estimate. Fund-raising efforts will 
continue throughout conslrucdon. 

To spur funding along, McClarty 
says Southern is beginning to look for 
donors to fund memorial gifts. He says 
many secdons of die building will be 
funded by these gifts, including the 
lobby, greenhouse, life-science research 
laboratory, Foucault pendulum (similar 
to the one in the Smidisonian), and bo- 
tanical gardens. 

"The gardens will be perfect for a 
famdy to sponsor," says McClarty, 
"We've made plans for landscaping to 
include labeled trees, shrubs, and flora. 
We're working with UTK to eventually 
become an official botanical garden — if 
ihe requirements aren't unreasonable." 

WSMC faces programing change Oct. 1 

H In a litde over a week, Nadonal 
Elblic Radio will only be a memory for 

"The change is not with the format, 
mainly our news source that is 
inging," says announcer Jeremiah 

new news source will be Moni- 
8 Radio, produced by the Christian 
fence Church. 

I The Chrisdan Science Church also 
jmuces a newspaper, The Christian 
lence Monitor, that has widespread 

I "I respect this news organization 
^gare going to," says Weeks, "it's a 
|gdod news source, unbiased and up to 

J Monitor Radio already airs on 
wAC in the afternoon during news 
s throughout the day. Once the 
|ch is complete on October 1, Moni- 
tadio will be heard in the morning 
1 7 to 9 a.m. and late afternoon 
a 4 lo 5 p.m., along with news up- 
s at every hour. 
There will ,u\i) lx- changes in some 
Hfeuns. "Car Talk," a popular pro- 
Sam for many of the station's listeners 
JnU be gone. But others such as "Cow- 
^KJubdee," a new program that will 
Epist of western folklore, poetry and 
\ Jitusic, will take the place of cancelled 

The changes will be limited to the 
news source and a few programs. 
WSMC will remain a public radio station 
with a classical music format. 

Changes outside of the broadcasting 
format have taken place in the recent 
months. Former Program Director Jeff 
Lemon and two head announcers have 

Jeff lemon, a long time employee of 
the station, was given an opportunity at 
Purdue University radio station, working 
in development. It was a good opportu- 
nity, says Landrum, because he's ex- 
panding Ids horizons. 

The two former head announcers 
have both had other opportunities as 
well, but say those are not the only rea- 
sons they gave up their jobs. 

"You can get broadcast experience 
at WSMC, but not in broadcast journal- 
ism.," says Senior Stacy Delay, former 
head announcer. "I left because I had 
other offers presented to me. One at 
Talk FM 1023 where I'm actually a 
part-time reporter and get to write and 
deliver the news." 

Senior Larisa Myers, former head 
announcer, also had conflicts. "My res- 
ignation resulted from a combination of 
circumstances. My obligations to the 
Accent, Journalism Department, and 
radio station resulted in a schedule 
overload so I knew I had to drop some- 


z **g 

Stacy Sfauidinc DeUv 

Storms last Saturday uprooted a 
tree behind Hackman Hall. "The roots 
were bad," says Landscape Services Di- 
rector Mark Antone. "The wind and rain 
loosened and dropped the mink." 

The tree destroyed a sign, (above) 
and also took out a power pole says As- 
sistant Vice President for finance Helen 


Power was out Monday afternoong 
for about five hours in Daniels, Lynn 
Wood, Ledford, and Hackman Halls 
while crews replaced thepoie. 

Durichek says it will take a month 
to replace the sign at a cost of about 


Odier announcers also agree that 
they would like to see more opportuni 
ties available to students. 

"I would like to see 
a bigger interest in die journalism slu 
dents," says one announcer, "maybe 
give more opportunities to actual new 
broadcasting. There just needs lo be 
more student involvement, because 
there's no other reason to have a col- 
lege radio station." 

Announcer larry Turner doesn't 
mind the changes at the station. "II 
doesn't really bother me. We're still 
pubbc radio. Just a change in news, 
that's all." 

The station has made a lot of 
changes, but Landrum says the quality 
will not change. The fundraising drive 
for this year has already begun and ■ 
Landrum says the response so far has 
been posidve. 

Campus News 

Septem ber 21 | 

They're not "undecided" anymore 

Smith says general studies smart choice 

Ruthie Kerr 

Students change their majors an 
average "of between three to five times. 

General Studies Chair Peggy Smith 
says general studies is a two year degree 
that helps minimize die changing pro- 

She says that the 50 general studies 
majors currently in the program have 
an advantage — they can explore possi- 
bilities with an overall education before 
making a final decision. 

"These students have made a 
choice not to make a choice," she says. 

Smith says very few students gradu- 
e with this degree. They usually trans 

fer after a semester when they have 
more of a career idea. In fact only seven 
students returned to the major from last 

"1 had no clue what 1 was going to 
do," says Freshman Christina Michael. 
Everyone has to lake generals, she says, 
so why not be a general studies major? 
She thinks she might want to become an 
interior decorator and is taking an in- 
dustrial technology class to help her 

General studies is a time laker-up- 
per, a good sitting place says Sopho- 
more Donnita Caswell. She isn't sure 
about a major yet and feels like she i 

getting good exposure to everything. She 
says that maybe next year, after graduat- 
ing with an A.S. in general studies, she 
would like to be a student missionary. 

Sophomore Ryan Gottfried says he 
would rather have a major at this point 
other than general sludies. But until he 
decides, he figures he can use general 
studies classes with anything that he de- 
cides to take. 

Smith says she thinks the program 
will stay about the same size or even 
grow as the number of wondering stu- 
dents increases. 

"The program meets a need here," 
she says. 

Graduate programs discussion continues among faculty — 

Education masters approved 1 7-4 

Accent Staff 

Dr. George Babcock, Education and 
Psychology chair, has an especially big 
smile this week. And so do the other 
nine faculty members in the depart- 

Here's why: The Academic Affairs 
Committee voted 1 7-4 lo approve the 
Master of Science in Education degree 
(M.S.Ed.) proposed by the department 
and approval earlier h\ the Teacher 
Education Council Aug. 30. 

Students taking the M.S.Ed, degree 
will have three options of emphasis: 
Mulliage/Muliigrade teaching, Outdoor 
Teacher Education, and Inclusive Edu- 
cation (Special Needs in the Regular 

"The program's goal is to provide 
advanced professional teacher educa- 
'tion in iIr-sl- three areas, which are at 
the heart of the Advenlist educational 
philosophy,'' said Babcock. "No other 
Adventist college or university currently 
offers such programs." 
t The degree proposal will now be 

J presented lo the Faculty Senate and the 
College Board in October and, if ap- 
proved, will be implemented next sum- 

mer, Babcock said. 

Masters degrees at Southern have 
been a topic of discussion since 1988. A 
Masters in Accounting was approved 
last year and will be implemented as 
soon as staffing is in place. 

Not all faculty are happy about 
Soudiern's graduate programs. "The 
resources for operating Southern are 
limited," says Dr. Larry Hanson, Math- 
ematics chair. "Adding masters pro- 
grams will stretch us too thin." 

Dr. David Smith, English Depart- 
ment chair, is also concerned about the 
cost. He would have preferred that the 
Academic Affairs Committee delayed 
action until the Southern Union educa- 
tion superintendents had given a clear 
commitment to the program. They are 
not scheduled lo discuss the issue until 
Oct. 18, he said. 

Finances are already in place to 
begin the M.S.Ed., says Babcock, with 
funding for the first three years already 

These are summer programs de- 
signed for teachers in the field. They 
will not detract from the undergraduate 
program, he said. 

"They will actually increase the 
number of students attending summer 
school sessions," says Babcock. "Many 
faculty members believe that the gradu- 
ate programs in accounting and educa- 
tion will benefit all college students by 
enlarging the library collection and pro- 
fessional staff, by compelling teachers to 
stay on the cutting edge in their fields, 
and enhancing the reputation of South- 

Peg Bennett, library director, is es- 
pecially pleased about the positive effect 
the graduate programs will have on the 

The Department of Education and 
Psychology is already recognized as a 
leader in innovative undergraduate 
teacher education, says Babcock, and 
the document which outlines the under- 
graduate program is considered a 
model by the Tennessee Department of 

The Teaching Materials Cenler and 
the new 21st Century Classroom have 
also captured the attention of educa- 
tional authorities throughout Tennessee 
and beyond, he says. 




Jason Sthkwalt 

Is a career in politics right for 

Do I have what it takes to be a ' 
success in government work? 

How do I know if a I want a law 

These questions along with a J 
myriad of others can be answered I 
and explored through experiences yr 
government internships both at the ] 
federal and state levels. 

While earning up to fifteen hotil 
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Interning allows die studenl to gain I 
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contacts for future jobs. 

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"Internship aspects in higher 
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in academic schedules best during | 
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breaking even 

Eve Parhr 

Though il may seem like loo much 
work, recycling is worth II, says Mrs. 
Durichek, assislanl vice president of 

Durichek is working lowards cam- 
pus-wide knowledge of, and participa- 
lion in, die recycling program. 

Southern began recycling in 1992 
and, since Uien, has made $31,436. 

. Thai is not all profit, according to 
Durichek. She says Southern has just 
about broken even wilh the cosl of mak- 
ing the recyclables ready for market. 

"The value of Ihe recycling program is 
not die money we make," Durichek 
says, "but saving the landfill space and 
the environment." 

Participation in the recycling program is 
voluntary. Durichek is trying lo find a 
way lo motivate the faculty and students 
lo recycle more since every time recy- 
clable material is thrown away, die col- 
lege has lo pay for it to go into the land- 

"Recycling is a habit that you 
form," says Durichek." Once you get 
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Septem ber 21, 1995 

Local News 

Former abortion clinic demolished 
(to make way for memorial to unborn 

f AiiwAbek 

I A memorial garden is being built 
Ion the site of a former Chattanooga 
febortion clinic. 

W The garden, named the National 
memorial for the Unborn, mil be dedi- 
cated in remembrance of the 35,000 
or more babies aborted on the site. 
I Chattanooga's only abortion clinic 
Ijpened in 1977. In 1993, the Pro-life 
Majority Coalition of Chattanooga pur- 
chased the property when the clinic's 
Bandlords went bankrupt. The dinic 
Kvas forced out of the site. Currendy, 
Rhere is no abortion provider in Chatta- 

I Now, AAA Women's Services inhab- 
Hts the building and provides pre-natal 
Kind parenting programs, along with 
Counseling services. But they want to 
Bake it a step farther. Through the me- 
Imorial garden, they hope to help emo- 
Bionally wounded women who've had 

I Executive Director Linda Keener 
Bays that healing process has already 

I "The night after part of the build- 

ing was demolished to 
make way for the gar- 
dens, a woman left an 
anonymous note and a 
bowl of yellow rose- 
buds," she says. "It was 
a note to her baby say- 
ing, 'I'm so sorry, I 
didn't give myself a 
chance to know you. I 
loved you a Little too 
late.' " 

"This is the kind of 
hurt we're trying to 
help heal," says Keener. 

The garden will 
feature a prayer chapel 
and a pool, called a 
"fountain of tears." 
There will also be a 
wall, much along the 
lines of the Vietnam wall, with memo- 
rial plaques dedicated to the unborn 

Keener says completion of the me- 
morial will come next spring. An open 
house will be held on the site in Janu- 

Don't forget to tell mom — 

Southern's new area code 423 

■ Some of today's biggest conve- 
niences are leading to a huge inconve- 
I Fax machines, beepers, cell 
■phones, and second home phone lines 
gre causing America to run out of 
thone numbers. To deal with this, 
Jhone companies across the country 
fte changing their area codes to meet 
Die demand for new phone numbers. 
I On September 1 1 , eastern 
rennessee's new area code, 423, be- 
lame operative. During a five month 
ffiiase-in period both the 615 and 423 
Bea codes will work. Starting February 
|6, 1996, only the 423 area code will 
pach Southern. 

This change presents problems 
ound the country for businesses. Ev- 
ening from letterhead to the sides of 
ks must be corrected. 
Southern is positioned well to 
idle the change of business cards 
d calendars, says Doris Burdick, pub- 

lic relations director. 

The department facing the biggest 
problem is die Alumni Office. Director 
Jim Ashlock says many area codes are 
changing for alumni across the country, 
yet there's no way to update Southern's 
alumni records. Ashlock says he's look- 
ing for a way to make the changes but 
hasn't found one yet. 

Some phone systems have had 
trouble handling an area code that did 
not have a 1 or as the middle digit. 
But no adjustment was needed to 
Southern's phone system for the change, 
says Director of Information Services 
John Beckett. 

This does not mean there will not 
be any problems. Every phone company 
in the country will have to reprogram 
their system. Individuals who have 
trouble reaching Southern using the 
423 area code should contact their lo- 
cal phone company to correct the prob- 

"It's a newspaper's duty to print the 
news and raise hell." 

—Chicago Times 1861 

Read the Accent 

Trying to hup hiai-^AAA Women 's Services Executive Director says the memorial 
gardens will help emotionally heal women who bare had abortions. She says the 
gardens are being built on the site where over 35, 000 babies were aborted. The 
enclosed gardens will include a "fountain of tears, " prayer chapel, and memo- 
rial wall with plaques dedicated to the unborn babies. 

Adjunct professor dies at 42 

Stacy Spamdinc DeLay 

Ted Berts died Saturday, Sept. 9, in 
Chattanooga. He was 42. 

Belts, a former adjunct professor in 
the Journalism Department, was the 
publisher and editor-in-chief of Journal 
Publications, Inc., and former manag- 
ing editor of Chattanooga Life and Lei- 
sure magazine. 

Belts was especially interested in 
investigative journalism, says Journalism 
Department Chair Pam Harris. "He 
loved to get at the truth," she says. "In 
fact, he published stories very early 
about the mismanagement of Summit 

Harris says Belts made a significant 
contribution to Soulhern. "He provided 
journalism students with the opportu- 

nity to be reporters for a community 
newspaper," she says. "Not just for die 
college newspaper." Students regularly 
wrote Ihe East-Hamilton County Jour- 
nal, forerunner of die News Leader. 

Belts can also be credited with in- 
spiring the Journalism Department's 
advertising minor. "He was a member of 
our advisory council," she says. "He 
was one of the first people to suggest 
thai we investigate the possibility." 

Harris says Betts's acquired an im- 
pressive collection of books on investi- 
gative journalism. His surviving brother, 
Martin Belts of New Port Richey, Fia., 
recently donated the books lo the de- 
partment. Harris says memorial book 
plates will soon be placed inside each 

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September 21 i 

Mourning edition 

Siacv Spaulding Delay 

Wish I could sleep some more. 

It's 5:50 a.m. 

Some days I'd gel to WSMC min- 
utes, mayhe even seconds, before I was 
to go on the air at 6 a.m. Other days I'd 
be early and have plenty of time lo get 
the weather, take a meter reading, and 
maybe watch a little Rush. (That early in 
the morning you'll watch nearly any- 

Ifstime. "Good morning, I'm 
Stacy Delay and you 're listening to 
NPR 90 WSMC... " 

Theme music fades in. There's 
Boh Edwards: "This is Morning Edi- 
tion. " 

Every 10 minutes, for the following 
three hours, I'd have a 30 second break 
to fill with weather, credits, or station 
promos. An important job, considering 
over 7,000 people would be listening. 

Listening to me and Bob. 

Unfortunately, diere's only nine days 
left of a NPR/WSMC affiliation that's 
lasted 25 years. {In fact, WSMC was an 
NPR charter member). 

In nine days my favorite air shift 
will be heard on WSMC for the last time. 

Beginning October 1, in the place 
of Morning Edition, we'll hear Monitor 
Radio with Steve DeLaney. Oust doesn't 
sound the same to me). 

1 got a lot of great experience doing 
the Morning Edition shift. It even lead 
me to a summer internship and a part- 
qme job at Talk FM 102.3. 

While working or shopping down- 
town, it was often fun to see people's 
reactions when I told diem what I did: 

"Wow, you work for public radio?" 

"It's neat to finally put a face with 
die name and voice I wake up with ev- 
ery morning." 

"You're Stacy DeLay? Can I Lake you 
out to dinner?" (No joke. Had to tell 
liim I was married.) 

1 left WSMC with one strong im- 
pression: Public radio is important to 

Look at the drive to build the tower 
and lake WSMC up to 100,000 watts, 

Look at the fact that WSMC only has 
one fund drive per year, instead of two 
or three like other stations. 

And consider the investment 
Chattanoogans make in WSMC: over 
$100,000 every year. 

I'll mourn WSMC's loss of NPR, as 
will thousands in the Chattanooga area, 
I'm sure. I am encouraged, though, at 
the amount of support WSMC has re- 
ceived in favor of the news switch. 

Several people wrote to tell WSMC 
of the shame they felt dial such a small 
group of listeners, through well-placed 
letters and complaints, were able to 
cause such a major change. 

"I am embarrassed that Chatta- 
nooga has that kind of mentality," one 
listener wrote. "To me, it smacks of big- 
otry. Why do these 40 people object so 
vehemently to Southern 'doing their 
own thing' one day out of the week?" 


Stacy Spaulding Delay 
Larisa Myers 

Managing Editor 

Marca Age 

Abiye Abebe 

] Michael Carlos 

Michelle Castieberg 

Todd McFarland 

Michael Mam 

Adam Rivera 

Eric Stubbert 

Allison Titus 

Layout Editors 

Bryan Fowler 

Zack Gray 


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Bo, S70 CoUegedlk TN r.ts.o, e. m .uld t emtouaentC«hen,.^u ' °' 

Another wrote, "I sincerely regret 
and apologize for the totally mindless 
actions of my Signal Mountain neigh- 

One listener wrote to applaud the 
switch. "I'm absolutely elated," he says. 
"The thing I resented with NPR, espe- 
cially 'Some Things Observed,' errone- 
ously deemed 'All Things Considered,' 
was I did not have a choice politically. 
They always had an ax to grind." 

Through this transition, I do have 
one consolation: General Manager Dan 
Landrum's insistence that WSMC will 
remain a public radio station. "The for- 
mat is not changing," he says. "Period." 

I've been a little concerned about 
this. Lately, there's been talk of White 
Oak Mountain Broadcasting Association 
(WOMBA) beginning a Christian radio 
station in the area. (Good luck. The 
Chattanooga market has nearly reached 
die saturation point according to the 
FCC. It may be hard to take out a new 
frequency. Not to mendon we're nearly 
flooded with religious stations already.) 

You may be able to see that I'm not 
a big fan of Christian radio (or televi- 
sion, for that matter.) 

When I think of Christian program- 
ming, I don't always diink of quality. 

The average person would probably 
agree. Mendon religion and TV, and 
they'll tliink of Jim and Tammy Faye. 

I haven't seen much quality Sev- 
enth-day Adventist programming eidier. 
Remember, just because you get some- 

thing out on the air waves doesnj 
essarily mean anyone is watching. 

Remember, WSMC is no longer 
our station. WSMC, over die past 25 \ 
years, has grown and made a namefl 
itself in Chattanooga. 

WSMC has come to be widely reJ 
spected for providing quality p 
ming, and standing by its moral pridl 

Besides that, through WSMC's, 
ity public radio format, Seventli-dayfl 
ventism has reached many, manym 
people than possible in a Christian! 

Many major businesses in theju 
support WSMC. Many of the city's Id! 
ers contribute to WSMC. And I doubtl 
our large number of Signal Mouniaal 
friends would have contributed to 1 
Christian format the way they have a 
ported our public programming, 

Quite simply: It's their slalion (kJ 

And no mailer bow disappobra 
losing NPR affiliation may be, losing I 
contact with these people would be j 
even worse. 


In America, public opinion 




1 etters to the editor 

r suggestion or two . . . 


I Congratulations on your first paper. 
I really enjoyed it, and especially 
Rough! the content was excellent. I 
Hked toe section on the back that told 

what's happening around town. 

I However, when J read the paper on 

geptember 1, there was more informa- 

Jon concerning events in Chattanooga 

|at 1 think should have been included 
lost students don't readThe Cbatta- 

%oga Times or Free Press) . I don 't 
Row where you got your information 
m (hat column but I assumed you got it 
|m the September 1 issue of The 
Wmttanooga Times which gives a large 
Hlendar of events in the lifestyle see- 

In support of WSMC 

■ Although I've never worked for 
WSMC, or had any direct influence in 
Bit radio station, I've always enjoyed 
ESMC's quality programming, and 
mkpn a real interest in what WSMC is 
ffiiing. Thus when Bill Stevenson's 
Roup challenged WSMC's rights to pro- 
Bide religious programming during Sab- 
Eralh hours I naturally reacted with con- 

i As I look back throughout the en- 
fe incident I've been very impressed 
h the actions of Don Sahly and 
MC's management. Sahly's firm sup- 
rt of the Biblical Sabbath as well as 
[concern and tact in dealing with the 
munity listeners went far above and 
fcnd any expected response. 
I The fact that throughout the entire 
pss WSMC always put the listeners 
\ and never used pressure tactics to 
p NPR speaks volumes about the 
cter of WSMC. Also, by working 
e smooth transfer of NPR pro- 
Iffiuning to the UTC radio station, 
H|ffl|lC has conclusively shown both 
Imort for God's truth, and concern 
| for listeners needs. 
"■Although life after NPR will cer- 
litaBybe different, I'm looking forward 
I to experiencing it. 
I Sincerely. 

If that's where you got your infor- 
mation, I don't get why you left some 
events out, such as the fair, Josh 
McDowel and the Newsboys, etc. 

While I'm being critical, I was dis- 
graced by the article and picture con- 
cerning the Conference Center (of 
which I'm a proud employee). The pic- 
ture had the word "finishing" spelled 
"finnishing." Pretty obvious. Where's the 
spell checker? 

But worse than that is the fact that 
the picture said Dwane was putting the 
"finnishing touches on the new fourth 
floor addition to the Conference Cen- 
ter." Now any half intelligent person 
who read the article would notice die 

obvious contradiction between that pic- 
ture caption and the article which 
stated, "The fourth floor . . . shoould 
(notice another gross misspelling!) be 
complete by the end of next summer." 
How can Dwane be putting finishing 
touches on a floor that won't be finished 
for another year? 

Well, since I work there, I happen 
to know that Dwane was doing trim for 
the third floor windows (the fourth 
floor doesn't even have windows yet!). 

Then Jason claimed that the yellow 
water in the Conference Center was 
"due mainly to the amount of plumbing 
work going on. 

The real reason for the yellow wa- 

Faculty praise from 
Brock 3rd 


Congratulations on a great first is- 
sue. I was especially impressed by the 
fact that the Southern Accent had con- 
tent of newsworthy significance. It 
to be that I skipped through die Accent 
just looking for anything substantive (I 
could "read" an Accent in five sec- 
onds); today I skipped through it scan- 
ning die interesting article tides before 
going back and reading them (my Ac- 
cent reading time is now up to 10 min- 
utes and I look forward to further re- 
gress in my reading speed). 

By the way, my impression of the 
first issue seems to widely shared by the 

folks at my end of Brock 3rd floor 
(thoroughly nonscientific poll). 

Keep up the good work! 
Mark Peach 
History professor 

used Kudos 


Congratulations on IheAccent. It 
came out really good, although I must 
admit I miss die campus quotes. But I 
liked it a lot. Keep up the good work, 
and I'm looking forward to future is- 

Fernando Villegas 
Religion Sophomore 

ter is fisted on page 5 in Jessica's article 
about die water company switching wa- 
ter supplies. Maybe Jason should have 
asked someone before just assuming 
the yellow water was a result of the con- 

Finally, I'm sure you're more upset 
about the terribly dark pictures tiian I 
am, but I hope die next Accent will have 
pictures we can actually see. 

Well, I'm done complaining. I truly 
believe you bodi are doing a great job 
and 1 doubt these mistakes I mentioned 
were tilings you were closely related to. 
Take my criticism for what it's worth, 
but above all please don't let it discour- 
age you, I couldn't do near as good a 
job as you two! 
Rick Johns 
Religion Junior 

— Thanks for setting us straight Rick. 
We thought you might want some an- 
swers to your questions: Sorry, we 
don 'tget our calendar from The Chat- 
tanooga Times. But we think you'll like 
our larger calendar in this issue. 
Sorry for the spelling errors, but 
you've got to admit the two errors you 
mentioned, plus one other we found, 
are better than the four or five in 
each article in the past. And, the Col- 
lege Press has promised us this time 
they'll get the pictures tight. Thanks 
for your criticisms, it shows you 're 
reading. That's exactly what we want. 



Just wanted you to know I was de- 
lighted with die newspaper. It was so 
nice not to just have clever writing on 
die reporter's favorite lopicsur obscure 
references to things I knew nodiing 
about. I was glad to know about the yel- 
low water, George Miller's case, and 
why die SA president resigned, i had 
wondered about all these things. Your 
paper really gave the news and was so 

I'm proud of you. Keep it up. 
Fern Babcock 
Teaching Materials Center Director 


September 21 


Dave & LaLa's Fall Fashion WatJ 


KNEE, above; long, 


Along the catwalk 

The way we were — a look at fashions and fads through the years 

E.O. Grundset 

When I was asked to come to 
Southern in the late '50s, my col- 
leagues in California warned me that 
"some of the students there actually go 
barefoot and most of the girls wear 
gingham dresses and clunky shoes." 

Well, upon arrival, 1 was pleas- 
antly surprised that this was nol die 
case and dial most of the students 
dressed better than those I had left 
beliind. And they were so polite! So, 
what did diey look like? Here we go, 
decade by decade. 


At first, die hair on women was 
arranged in tight curls close to the 
head but gradually die big bouffant 
(teased and blown immerdfully) hair- 
dos were the thing. Long hair persisted 
for many years. In their long plaid 
skirts the girls looked like "Barbie 

Doll" clones. The men wore plaid 
socks, wide ties (actually they wore 
ties to class and, of course, it was re- 
quired that all male faculty members 
wear ties and jackets so as to keep 
that professional look in front of the 
students). Class sweaters from die 
various academies were a big item 
with freshmen. Skirts became very 
short and there were many 
"measurings" by the women's deans. 
The big controversy among the men 
was over pants: Cotdd diey wear jeans 
instead of trousers to class? Many fac- 
ulty sessions were spent in trying to 
absolve this problem. Jeans were fi- 
nally allowed. But by that time, jeans 
had become better looking than trou- 
sers so die controversy gradually died 
out, A group picture in 1969 revealed 
nodung but stripes, plaids, and 
squares on shirts and blouses — not a 
single flower in sight! 


The hippie movement of the '60s 
didn't seem to have much impact on 
Southern students except tor the hair. 
Men's hair got ionger and longer. There 
were monstrous discussions as to how 
long it could be. At last it was an- 
nounced that men's hair could extend to 
the middle of the ear! Men reacted to 
this rule by growing side-burns all the 
way down to the lower jaw bone. T- 
shirls, jumper dresses, velvet shirts (a 
favorite Christmas gift) and scarves of 
all kinds were in vogue. 

But nothing rocked this campus as 
much as the debate over whether 
women should be allowed to wear jeans 
to class. Senate sessions, faculty com- 
mittees, deans councils, SA sound- 
oils — everyone was getting into the fray. 
Eventually women were allowed to wear 
jeans, but a funny thing happened. All of 
asudden (this was about 1975) the 

French designers decreed thai sUrts ■ 
should be very long (6-7 li 
the door). So with their legs all coil 
ered up anyway, there wasn't Iheiml 
petus to wear jeans as much. Womi 
deans in academies and colleges all | 
over the country breathed a sigl 

Odier items characteristic o[*t| 
70s were: extra wide ties (invi 
stripes) red, green, and purple poM 
ester trousers, turtle-neck sweatAl 
peasant dresses, and those dreadHl 
flowered skirts. 


By the time it was legal for men KM 
wear beards, many men were d" 
ering that the anticipation of we 
beards was greater dian the actual \ 
event. The beards were scratchy w| 
one had the feeling dial his fe»*| 
never clean. Also, men begs 
very dark shirts with white ( 
colored ties; roller-skating was K 
recreation and so there was a «'" I 
set of clothes "to go roUer-skali»gJI 
Hair was very long and sufH 
was sometimes difficult to llMir *T 
one girl from another. We seeHI 

Continued on next pag'l 

Sj.ptgmbe r21.199S 


Kvc a lot of rain in (lie 70s, so conse- 
Aenlly all sorts of umbrellas (espe- 
ftlly in college and university colors) 
Broeared. The first thing you saw when 
Bu entered the Campus Shop was a. 
gge rack of umbrellas. 

The environmenlal-clothing-craze 
Bus for a while: earth-tones, khaki, 
ftipost, gravel, and bark colors pre- 
Bninated. But then, puffy and brightly 
Bored jackets (many with hoods) 
Bante popular. Along with diose 
Ekeis there was a whole line of ski 
Hits to wear — whedier you ever hit 
Blopes or not. By the end of the de- 
cade we were into: couples dressing in 
Bjame colors, big beautiful coats, 
Her wrist watches (some attached to 
JWer shoes) , tiered skirts, everything 
Bl-coordinated. And don't forget 
Be Alpine sweaters! 


■biggest statement of the '90s is the 
Bs of women's hair. To begin with, 
BVasn'l combed anymore; it is 
Bached, leased, separated into stringy 

of "rope." Almost every woman 
Hps to be going dirough perpetual 
B hair days!" Women spend quite a 
Bf lime to get their hair into Litis 
^f, unkempt condition. Other 

include: T-shirts covered with 

ah sons of inventive and clever sayings, 
notices, pictures, and messages. 

Baseball caps (many worn back- 
wards); tile grunge look — shirts in 
purple, dark blue, green, or black (al- 
ways two sizes too big), trousers so long 
that they bag at the shoes and drag on 
die ground, huge athletic shoes (die 
laces usually un-tied) with socks that 
bulge above die shoes. Yet when these 
same students dress up, diey look ter- 
rific. Velvet and taffeta dresses, tuxedos, 
sports clothes from Lands End and L.L. 

Southern students have never been 
overly captivated by fashion per se. If it 
fits and looks good, it must be in style! 
But the times, they are a-changing. last 
week on an evening TV news report, Ihe 
scene switched to Paris and models on 
the runways. The announcer cooed that 
the "girls" were all wearing close- 
cropped, marcelled (whatever dial is) 
hair in big waves— a return to the '30s! 
My, my! Also, on another news report, 
Geoffrey Beane was showing off his "fall 
line." Every single model wore long, 
long skirts. Beane supposedly proph- 
esied that "it's time to go long." If that's 
true, and die trend continues, we wdl 
soon hear that universal plea, "But 
Mom, 1 don't have a thing to wearl" 

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Transmission for 30 days. 



g' Frame 
Front End 


September 21 

Southern's all-nighter 

Recently, Baltimore Orioles' Cal 
Ripken Jr. passed Lou Gehrig's record 
for consecutive games played. This was 

tremendous feat, considering the fact 
that Ripken has played his entire ca- 
reer at shortstop, a high-risk position. 

Indeed, we can all appreciate the 
consistency and intestinal fortitude in- 
volved widi being an "iron man." Yet 
for all the stature that comes with Galls 
achievement, the men of Southern Col- 
participate yearly in an event that 
even Cal lias not tried. 

Yes, that's right, all-night softball. 

Sept. 30 is coming fast, so here's 
what to look for when the softball 
marathon rolls around: 

Division A — Moore is clearly the 
class of this group. Walker and 
Schmeltz are cagey teams, but if Evans 
had his players attend on a regular ba- 
sis, they could destroy the whole 

Division B — A wide open race with 
die twin Dunkel brothers, the New York 
based S/obos/lai, the Canadian na- 
tional team Mohns, and die predictably 
Hacked Jaecks team. They all have le- 
gitimate chances in the big dance. 

Division C — Probably the toughest 
division overall with experienced 
Molina, power-heavy Castleberg, and 

irprise of the season, young 
Peterson, The top four teams combine 
defense, power and experience, essen- 
tial elements to all-night success. 

;ems everyone has a chance, but 
who will emerge on that early Sunday 
morning? We offer die following pre- 
Swami: Castleberg over Peterson 

•u: Moore over Castleberg 

Jordan, Ewing Fall Short 
Once Again 

NBA fans around die globe breathed 

Lace up 
those cleats 

Mike Mtim 'The Swami" 
Adam Rivera "The Guru" 

a heavy sigh of relief when the NBA 
player's union overwhelmingly voted to 
retain the union by a margin of 226 to 
1 34 (63%) . This vote soundly defeats 
the movement led by Michael Jordan 
and Patrick Ewing decertify from the 

This almost certainly will pave the 
way for the 1995-96 regular season to 
begin as scheduled on November 3. 
Gym Masters were especially relieved, 
as the cancellation of the NBA season 
would've meant no performances dur- 
ing NBA half-time. 

But you would've thought those fan- 
friendly NBA marketing geniuses 
learned from the stupidity displayed by 
the NHL and Major League Baseball, 
who alienated fans by striking recently. 
What did those stubborn, greedy 
multi-millionaires accomplish other 
than decreased attendance and a gen- 
end apathy for our national pastime? 

It appears the NBA learned from the 
mistakes of their athletic brethren 
when they decided to play the 1994-95 
season under a no-strike, no-lockout 

But the season ended in June with 
Jordan making too many errors as the 
Bulls were ousted by the upstart Or- 
lando Magic, and Ewing renewing his 
annual "choke-job"' by bricking a 
gimme lay-up. Then they decided they 
weren't making enough money and 
attempted to break die union. 

What followed was die first work 
stoppage in NBA history, as die owners 
announced a lockout on July 1. Fans 
hegan to fear there would be no sea- 
son. But, alas, the little guys who want 
to play the game spoke the odier day 
in the decertification election, defeat- 
ing Jordan, Ewing, and tiieir greedy 
agent David Falk. 

There are still a few stumbling 
blocks, but the major ones have been 

Now, if only baseball would follow 
suit and get their own agreement. 
At least die Gym Masters will be flying 
high in NBA arenas. 

Talge men have nothing to 
lose in veggie bets 

receives a prize such a 

Charisa R. Bauer 
It's Sunday night. Where are all the 


Chances are that they are watching 
the NFL game on television and hoping 
their picks lor the week will be correct. 

" |The picks] are something we've 
done for the past few years to keep 
dorm life a little more interesting," says 
Talge Hall Dean Dwight Magers. 

Each week, participating men select 
the NFL teams they hope will be victori- 
ous on Sunday. Whoever picks the most 

teams that v 
a T-shirt or $5. 

There is a trick to selecting a pick 
says Sophomore Ryan Kochenower. 

"The first couple weeks are pretty tM 
fkuit because you don't know how gi 
the teams are," he says. "But after thaifl 
gets easier because you'll see certain j 
teams step up." 

Though many will not win the first 
time, they keep trying. Four year senioJi 
Jeff Matthews says, "I've never won, bu| 
I play every week." 

Mulligans unlimited — 

Duffer's dream on Ooltewah 
driving range 

Amber Herren 

Ooltewah has a new attraction for 
those who are interested in becoming 
real golf pros. A new driving range is 
located on 6103 Ooltewah Georgetown 

An addition to the ten acre driving 
range, open since April, is currendy be- 
ing considered. The plans consist of 
moving to a new location where a bat- 
ting age and Goofy Golf, a miniature 
golf course, can be added. 

"We hope to soon become Ooltewah's 

total family fun center" says owner B 

Students in the golfing class will pi 
the course to good use. Each student ill 
the class has a paid membership foi i I 
whole semester with access to unlimiii 

"It is very advantageous," says class I 
instructor Ted Evans. "The students 
learn more, and the location is very 

Porter says a 15% discount is offerejl 
to all Southern students. Prices rangef 
from $2.50-8.50. 

^ Olympic update 

S^P Here's a look at preparations being made for the J 
Auaniaim 1996 Summer Olympics: 

Ticket confirmations go out tomorrow— After 
a random-selection process, nearly 87 
percent of Centennial Olympic Games 
ticket customers can expect to have 
some tickets confirmed when they re- 
ceive their ticket statements. On aver- 
age, customers awarded tickets will re- 
ceive nine of the 1 7 tickets they or- 
dered. All tickets are now being sold on 
a first-come, first-served basis. Georgia 
was the state submitting the most or- 
ders, followed by Florida and California. 
Tennessee came in number 6. 

Smoking poiicy announced— The Adanta 
Committee for the Olympic Games 
(ACOG) announced a smoke-free policy 
for all Olympic venues. ACOG hopes 
smoking standards will be established 
for all future Olympic Games consistent 
with the Olympic ideals of good health 

Softball standings 









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and protection of the environment. B 
ing the games, advertising and promwl 
tion of tobacco products will b 
ited, including distribution of free 
samples, coupons, and other promo- 1 
tional items. Sponsorship of the Olyrftj 
pic Games by tobacco companies is | 
prohibited. The ACOG will develop a 
public information campaign to exptoj 
the smoking policy to visitors and roe 1 
dia, as well as to athletes and o 
from participating countries. 

NAtuiAi cas VEHtciEs— The American Gasl 
Association will provide natural gas«J 
hides, natural gas fuel, fueling si 
and maintenance operations during^ 
Olympic Games. Vehicles fueled will] 
natural gas can virtually eliminate std 
reduce emissions of carbon monoxwl 
and reactive hydrocarbons by 85 l°5jl 
percent and carbon dioxide by 32 P*| 
cent. The fleet will contain approxi- 
mately 250 vehicles, including passa] 
ger cars, pickups, cargo vans, mii» 
and 12- to 14-passenger vans. The? 
powered vehicles will transport alMtB 
visiting dignitaries, spectators, and J! 
equipment. The natural gas Oeetwl 
part of the Olympic Transportations! 
tern, numbering some 5,000 veMdJ 


September 21, 1995 


|\fter NBA lockout scare, 

Gym Masters gearing up for half-time 

Jaecks loses part of 


Gym Masters are known 
e of the National Bas- 
letball Association's (NBA) 
TLst fiivorite Iialftime shows. 
Rut for a while this summer, 
Hicy were afraid there 
Wouldn't be any NBA games 

id perform at this year. 
B After an NBA lockout 
Bciirc, and the subsequent 
Hole reaffirming the player's 
Bnion, Gym Masters are sure 
[to be flying high soon in 
ftont of players like Mugsy 
Rogues, Shawn Kemp, and 
TOennis Rodman, among oth- 

I The theme of the Gym 
Blaster Iialftime show is always their 
Bmg-free lifestyle. "The first thing the 
Beam does on the mats is to spell out the 
ftords 'just say no,' " says team coach 
Bteve Jaecks. "They introduce them- 
Relves as the America's Anti-Drug Acro- 
ftatic Team from Southern College of 
fteventh-day Adventists." 
I Jaecks says that the audience at 
Rett NBA Gym Masters' show is fasci- 

nak'd by the tumbling, throwing, and 
Rramids. He says when Southern stu- 

rents hear dial the team has been to the 
■NBA. it makes them say, "Wow! That is a 

program I want to be a part of." 

Busiest croup on campus— Gym Masters will perform 10 NBA balftime shows, eight 
Academy ant-drug programs, 10 to 12 high school anti-drug assemblies, and six 
to eight religious services, says Gym Masters Head Coach Steve Jaecks. "During 
second semester, " he says, "We'll be gone part of most ever} 1 weekend. " Gym 
Masters are also planning a spring break trip to Hawaii and Calif. During the 
trip they '11 put on at least 8 anti-drug assemblies and 4 NBA balftime shows. "Wi 
try to keep things hopping, " he says. The team has also accepted an invitation 
to perform basketball balftime shows at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. 

But these NBA appearances are in 
addition to a busy schedule of perfor- 
mances at public high schools and 
Advenu'st academies. And Jaecks says 
that never, in any way, does the team 
want the NBA to overshadow the high 

school assemblies or the religious ser- 
vices they put on. If one life is touched 
by the anti-drug message, he says, then 
it was worth the money that Southern 
College and other corporate sponsors 
put into the Gym Master program. 

his "family" 

Scon Cupiili 

What's it like turning away mem- 
bers of your family? Steve Jaecks had to 
make some lough decisions this year 
about his "family." 

As Gym Masters head coach, jaecks 
went through the difficult process of 
choosing this year's members. He com- 
piled a list of 80 possible members dur- 
ing the summer, knowing there was only 
room for 53. "Each old member knew 
they would have to start from the 
ground up," says Jaecks. Six didn't 
make it. 

When 100 hopefuls tried out he 
naturally had to drop a few. "You just 
don't like to do that type of tiling," says 
Jaecks. "We try to get a family atmo- 
sphere, so it's hard to lose a member." 

It's not all bad however. With so 
many to choose from, die team has a 
wealth of talent. "They pick up quick 
after one week of practice," said Jaecks. 
He is nothing less than pleased with his 
new family. 

He says thoughtfully, "Nothing will 
detract from my first year as coach and 
those memories. That will always be 
special." His voice brightens, "Of 
course Uiere will be n 
I'm [poking forward t< 


River of dreams 

BtaNG o» the iiver^W officers look a break Ibis summer /luring SA retreat to take 
Vn the Ocoee. From left: River guide Ted, Senior Stag' Delay, Senior Jeremy 
Sloiier. Cimi/nts sliofi Manager Rita Woblers. Sophomore Becky Bolting, Vice- 
President (m M udeiil Services Hill Woblers, and Junior Allison Titus. 

m it for yourself . . . 

Ocoee Inn Rafting, Benton, Tenn. 

There arc lots of outfitters along 111 


Bee River wailing to take von on 


Quest Expeditions, Benlon, Tenn. 

Kaavenlure. Here's a few: 


H<o/Mfa Outdoor Center. Bryso 


Remember 10 wear lennis shoes 


and shores or a baching suit. In cool 

■lee Outdoors, Ocoee, Tenn. 

weatlier, wear wool clothing and a wa- 


terproof Jacket. And bring an extra 

H° (■'ountn. Ocoee. Tenn. 

change of clothing, because you will get 



Ailison Titus 

With a name like Hell's Mile, who 
in their right mind would go there? 

Since sanity was never a strong suit 
in my life, I found myself dressed in a 
swimsuit, shorts, and sandals, climbing 
in a van with the SA headed for not only 
Hell's Mile, but Table Saw, Diamond 
Cutter, and Hell's Hole. And dial is only 
to name a few of die rapids in the 
Ocoee River, 

While water rafdng is not a sport 
for die faint hearted. The Cripple Creek 
Outfitters started Iheir rafting lesson 
with, "When you fall out of the raft ... " 
After learning to always face down- 
stream and Ilex your knees to push off 
any boulders you may encounter, we 
were instructed how to get back in the 
moving raft. 

Each member of the expedition re- 
ceived a life preserver, helmet, and 
paddle, then climbed aboard die wait- 
ing bus. We sped past rapids that even 
from the bus made your stomach drop. 
Seeing an empty rail with six heads bob- 
bing in and out of the water beside it 
didn't help a whole lot either. 

When we reached our destinadon, 
anodier lesson was given before the 
rafts were placed in the water. The 
guides told us how to "forward hard" 
and "back hard" which in English 

means paddle forward or back until 
your arms drop off. 

River guides are unique people. 
"My parents have offered to pay for me 
to go rafting," says Senior Jonathan 
Wohlers, "but I know loo many of the 
guides on the Ocoee." 

One guide wore a helmet with the 
head, arms, and legs of a Cabbage Patch 
doll attached for decoration. 

"Once we hit some rapids on die 
Colorado River," Senior Ryan Anderson 
says, "and the guide said T don't know 
what to do. I was sleeping Ihrough this 
part of the video.' " 

Our guide, however, was very com- 
petent and maneuvered us safely 
through every rapid that the river pre- 
sented us. At one point, we dropped 85 
feet in a quarter of a mile, and paddled 
harder than 1 thoughl mere humans 
could, but the euphoria of reaching our 
desdnation made the arm strain worth- 

After difficult rapids, die raft was 
puded to the side to dump excess water. 
During a calm stretch of water we 
jumped out of the raft for a cool swim. 

Overall, rafting was a dioroughly 
enjoyable experience. "I liked it," says 
Sophomore Becky Boding, "a lot more 
than I thought I would." 


September 21 


The Christian Coalition "Road to Victory" 

The broad way to destruction of religious liberties? 

"The Christian 
Coalition is well 
on its way to 
taking over the 

Larisa Mras 

Three weeks ago, 4, 1 00 members 
of the Christian Coalition gathered in 
Washington, D.C. for their annual con- 
vention. It was the largest gathering in 
the history of the 

"Road to Vic- 
tory" was their slo- 
gan and the inten- 
Coalition's leaders 
were clear, ac- 
cording to Allan 
Reinach, director 
of the Religious 
Liberty Depart- 
ment for the Pa- 
cific Union Conference and attendee of 
the weekend meetings. 

The convention was intended, says 
Reinach, to motivate the grass-roots 
members of the Christian Coalition. The 
program consisted of an entire day de- 
voted to speeches and stale caucus 
meetings and breakout sessions for po- 
litical discussion. 

The list of featured speakers was 
lengthy and impressive: all but two of 
the Republican presidential candidates; 
Sen. Phil Gramm, Sen. Bob Dole, Rep. 
Robert Dornan, Lamar Alexander, Alan 
Keyes and Pat Buchanan; two governors; 
six representatives; two senators; and 
Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. 

Presidential hopefuls Pete Wilson, 
who takes a pro-choice stance on abor- 
tion, and anti-Religious Right candidate 
Arlin Specter did not attend the conven- 

Speech titles proclaimed "The Re- 
surgence of Virtue in America," "The 
Role of Religious Conservatives in the 
'96 Elections," "Jewish and Christian 
Unity," "Faith, 
Freedom and 

"America's Role 
as a World 
Leader," and 
"Preserving Our 
Religious Liber- 

"The Chris- 
tian Coalition is 
well on its way to 

taking over the 

Republican party," said Christian Coali- 
tion founder Pat Robertson, according 
to Reinach. 

Abortion "as always," the death 
penally, welfare reform and illegal im- 
migration stood out during the confer- 
ence as "hot button" issues, he says. 

Also on the table, and a priority to 
the Christian Coalition, says Reinach, is 
the religious equality amendment to the 

According to the Christian Coalition 
(as stated in a letter to a member) the 
religious equality amendment "would 
allow voluntary, student- and citizen- 
initiated free speech in non-compulsory 
settings such as courthouse lawns, high 
school and college graduation ceremo- 
nies, and sports events." 

"What this really amounts to," says 
Reinach, "is giving the government the 

power to be actively involved in reli- 
gious events." He says he expects to see 
the amendment introduced in the 
House of Representatives by the end of 

And this is only part of the danger 
he says can be detected in the Christian 
Coalition's philosophy and agenda. 

The Adventist church agrees with 
the Christian Coalition's stand in a few 
instances, says Reinach, but for the 
most part he says he feels die Coalition's 
political motives are dangerous. 

"We are diametrically opposed to 
the Christian Coalition's position on reli- 
gious freedom," says Reinach. "We be- 
lieve it will undermine religious free- 
dom in the name of promoting it. 

"I regard the Christian Coalition as 
a very serious 

threat to fulfill- 
ing Revelation 
13," he says, 
referring to the 
beast that Sev- ~~ 
enth-dayAdventists believe represents 
the departure of the United States from 
principles of religious freedom. 

"They clearly take the Bible as a 
basis for public policy," he says. 

Although certain groups in this 
country have always pushed for more 
"virtuous" legislation, Reinach says that 
this group is unique in the influence it 
has across the country. 

As a direct effect of an effort made 
in 1989 to start the movement at the 
grass-roots level, "the Christian Coali- 
tion has taken over the Republican party 

in 21 states and is prominent in 13 
states," he says. 

When Pat Robertson failed to clij 
the Republican presidential nominate 
in 1988, says Reinach, he founded thj 
Christian Coalition, which ii 
years has grown by leaps and bounds!! 
Robertson realized, says ReinadJ 
"you can't enact policy without s 
at the grassroots level. Last time [lyM 
elections], they didn't have control b9 

Literally beginning with school I 
board, city and county positions, the! 
Christian Coalition has constructedaf 
network of support, he says. "Overlffl 
last six years they've moved lo aveiy| 
powerful position." 

As for the "Road to Victory" con-j| 


Reinach I 
says, "Thai 

"This is the mark of 
the beast." 

collection of politicians anywhere ini 
country in a long time." 

As Advenb'sts "our attitude oughil 
be that this is a wake up call," hea 
"This is mark of the beast." 

Although he says he has always I 
"stopped short of saying that religion 
freedom should be the litmus test," f 
voting Reinach cautions AdventiststiB 
more watchful than ever. 

He says he believes the signs oil 
end are staring Adventists in the face| 

"What else are we look 
asks. "The question is, is it gonnaftj 
pen this time around?" 

Kids' Connection — an opportunity to CARE 

Ryan Hiu 

Big Brothers/Big Sisters has come 
to Southern. "Kids Connection," in- 
spired by a need for positive role mod- 
els for children from broken homes, is 
sponsored by the Collegedule Church 
Youth Ministry Department and the 
CARE office. 

Elementary school children be- 
tween the ages of seven and 10 from 

single-parent homes will each be linked 
to a Southern student. Students and 
children will be introduced at an initial 
gathering of all Kids Connection partici- 
pants. From there, the Collegedale 
Church will sponsor one activity per 
month. Program leaders hope students 
will get together at least once a month 
with their child and call them at least 
once a week. 

Religious Right or Wrong? 

Eric Stubbfbt 

America today is faced with a 
moral dilemma thai is unprecedented 
r history. The news is filled daily 
| willi crime, abuse, and dishonesty that 
j we as Christians should be appalled 
l. Under the conditions, it is not sur- 
prising thai tin* Christian Coalition has 
gained so much popularity. A well or- 
ganized political organization, with a 
strong grass roots movement to sup- 
| port it, the Christian Coalition has 
many positive issues on its platform. 
The Christian Coalition recognizes 
I that one of the greatest problems in 
i our society is the deterioration of the 


Programs such as tax breaks for 
the family and educational choices 
made by the family are worthy of our 
support as Christians. While there are 
some tilings the government can do to 
promote the family in America, govern- 
ment should not legislate morality. 
Yet there is a fine line between al- 
. lowing families to make moral deci- 
sions without the government's interven- 
tion and legislation of morality. Con- 
gressman Tom DeLay said in a recent 
address to the Christian Coalition "That 

is our Constitution li was divinely 

inspired, and it was based on good. 

solid, Judeo-Chrislian principles." 
Since when has the Constitution 
been divinely inspired? From my under- 
standing, the Bible is the only inspired 

I believe that we as Adventists have 
much in common Willi the Christian 
Coalition on a personal level. Yet we car 
not join them in their reform of Amelia 
because they lake die government's in- 
volvement in morally changing the na- 
tion to a level that we believe is the duly 
of the Church. Let the politicians run 
this country from Washington and the 
people save souls through personal 
evangelism and not legislation. 

Junior Sharon Ja'anini, in char. 
the program, says children's self-e 
is raised through seeing that somea 
wants to take time out of their sdiaj 
for diem. She says she wants the d 
dren to "see themselves as a valuat 
child of God." 

Junior Kevin Becker particip: 
a similar program last year. "Seeing! 
children's faces light up when theyf 
you coming," he says, "gives youaf 
feeling of satisfaction." 

The CARE office willt 
plications through the end of Septfl 
from students interested in particip^ 
in the program. 

-Brooks Adams, Tut Dffiwo««" ' 
DniociHricDo"" 1 

Read the Accbh 


Intro to Jazz 101 

Douc Hiliiaud mo Jonathan Makoinsy 
Ever since I saw my first jazz 
band perform about eight years ago I 
have been intrigued by the variety of 
sounds and styles that can be pro- 
duced by the instruments that make 
the jazz band. The brass instru- 
ments with their mighty sounds, die 
trap set tapping out the rhythm, die 


bass, to me the backbone of the band. 
This month we are reviewing five CD's 
thai showcase the different kinds of in- 
struments and the variety of sounds that 
jazz provides. We tried to pick out re- 
cent albums with a wide variety of musi- 
cal styles so that everyone could find 
something that they could enjoy. 

Abbey Lincoln "A Turtle's Dream" 

Looking at the line-up of artists on 
the album, you know that this is going 
to be a good one. Some of the artists 
included are Roy Hargrove on the 
trumpet, Pat Methany on guilar, and 
Christian McBride on bass. All but two 
of the ten songs on the album are slow 
and mellow. 

Bill Evans "Push" 

This album is different from the 
mainstream jazz and even strays the 
contemporary side of things also. Bill 
plays a nice saxophone, but in most of 
the songs it doesn't seem like the main 
instrument. Unclassifiable would be 
the word for this one, with a lot of 
bass and an almost fascinating style of 

David Sanborn "Hearsay" 

David is definitely not new to the 
saxophone, and seems to be getting 
better with every new album that is 
produced. There are only nine songs, 
with only a couple of slower melodies 
and the rest is very lively with a tinge 
of funk. 

Acoustic Alchemy "Against the Grain" 

Nick Webb and Greg Carmichael 
start after the dust of their previous 
release settles, "they don't always have 
any thing in mind so there ideas have 
to be new and fresh." The inspiration 
for "Against the Grain" came while 
sitting in an outbuilding on a farm in 
England just playing their acoustic gui- 
tars. Acoustic Alchemy pushes the 
boundaries of contemporary jazz with 
their songs "Against the Grain" and 
"Shot the Loop." 

Leroy (ones "Mo' Cream from the Crop" 

TrumpeterA'Ocalist Leroy Jones, 
best known nationally for his work 
with Harry Gonnick, Jr., is "yet another 
talented musician from the increas- 
ingly visual jazzers from New Orleans' 
healthy crop" says WxJazzTimes. 
"Mo' Cream from the Crop" is tradi- 
tional New Orleans jazz and really 
shows through in "When my 
Dreamboat Comes Home" and 
"Carnival's in Town." 

Orion String Quartet — first of 
Adventure Series 


Each year Southern College pro- 
vides a broad range of cultural opportu- 
nities through programs like the Artist 
Adventure Series. The first concert on 
this year's series is an all Beethoven 
program by the Orion String Quartet, 
September 28 at 8:00 p.m. in Ackerman 

This ensemble has established itself 
as one of the foremost quartets per- 
forming today. They are recognized in- 
ternationally and perform throughout 
North America and abroad. Besides per- 
forming in such venues as Carnegie 
Hall's Weill Recital Hall and Washington 
D.C.'s Kennedy Center, the Orion is also 
the Quartet-in-Residence of the Cham- 
ber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and 
the Mannes College of Music in New 
York City. 

Their selection of an all Beethoven 
program is fitting. Many be- 

Home Girl, 
White Boy 
meet on 


Accent Staff 

"Conversations — Home 
Girl Meets White Boy," per- 
formed Saturday night, Sept, 
16 at Barking Legs Theatre, 
is a play that deals with in- 
terracial dating in a poi- 
gnant, personal way. 

Shawn Jackson and Ray 
McNiece, both professional 
actors, joined both their 
hearts and their heads to 
write, design and produce 
this drama that deals with 
the difficult problems that 
arise when two of different 
ethnic backgrounds fall in love. 

And they are in love. Currendy 
dating, the personal lives of Jackson 
and McNiece make up the play, and in 
this reality lies the play's strength. 

Using a minimak'slic background, 
"Conversations" is presented in three 
acts that deal with both the actors' 
backgrounds and the difficulties they 
face in dealing with family, friends 
and society as a result of dieir ethnic 

But, in the end, the play stresses 
that what matters is the love that Jack- 
son and McNiece share for each 
other.. .a love that encompasses and 
survives the obstacles of race and 

Following the play, the two take 
questions from the audience. In tliis 
performance, about one-half of those 
attending were inter-cultural couples. 

The play is a must-see for all. 
Widi a new awareness of America's 
diversity but an increasing helpless- 

lieve that the string quartet is the purest 
form of music. In the hands of 
BeeUioven, tliis genre reached die cli- 
max of classical style. All dial is most 
intimately Beedioven is embodied in his 
16 quartets. 

These fall into diree main divisions: 
The Early Quartets, The Middle Quar- 
tets, and The Late Quartets. An example 
from each of diese will be performed at 
the quartet's concert. 

For those of you familiar with string 
quartet music, tliis concert is sure to be 
a delight, encompassing the life work of 
one of music's greatest figures. And for 
Uiose of you who are new to string quar- 
tet music, I would encourage you to at- 
tend the concert. There is a level of 
communication diat goes beyond words 
when witnessing the magic of the string 
quartet. (Besides, its a great way to get 
assembly credit!) 

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ness concerning what to do about it, 
"Conversations" presents real fife in a 
positive, thought provoking, meaty 

The two will perform die play next 
in Adanla. 

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the shadow of humanity." 

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September 21 ; 

From the files of . 


The blissful hours of summer folly 
have terminated, as have many of the 
old stand-by relationships. 

Yes, die rumors are true, Jeff 
Matthews and Myssa Byers have broken 
up, Kelly Hendershot and Brandon 
Willis are kapuls, Danny BaUin and 
Heather Pomianowski have separated, 
and Cara Abbott and Scott Pena are 
once again free from the shackles of 
relationship bondage. 

Many have parted ways over die 
summer months, but many have grown 
only closer. 

John Bullock and Lisa Dobry have 
pledged dieir devodon to each other by 
getting engaged over one fantasdc piece 
of cheese cake. Adam Mohns not only 
showed up to registration with a new 
haircut but also with a new girlfriend. 

Joel McFadden has also hooked up with 
some mysterious maiden over the sum- 
Has anyone noticed dial silly grin 
on Chris Lewis' face? Yep, Brittany 
Smith's back! We're all happy for Amber 
Herren. She is once again reunited widi 
her long-distance sweetheart after a 
year of going to separate schools. 
Eli Saldana has been spotted 
spending most of his free time widi a 
certain Miss Cheney — hmmm. Erin 
Fardulis and Jason Blanchard seem to 
have gotten rather close over those va- 
cation months as well. And, of course, 
we couldn't forget Chelli Harris and Ed 

Sorry girls, but one of those ador- 
able twins from Tampa seems to be 
taken. But not to fret, only one! That 

means there's still one left! 

Also, a tall, dark, handsome 
stranger has arrived on campus. The 
key items to look for would be dog tags 
and a buffed bod. Rumor has it that he 
has been spotted doing some late night 
jogging. Time to lace up those Nikes 
and hit the pavement! 

For those of you wondering where 
that brown-eyed dreamboal Mark 
Reams has gone, he is task forcing and 
will hopefully return next semester — 
but hey, at least he left his darling bo- 
som buddy Ray Descalso who is defi- 
nitely a catch and a half. Guess it's time 
to join die Spanish Club. 

Sorry men, but Jessica Cox seems 
to have her hands full already with Jeff 
Matthews and Brian Kirk. But she still 
may be able to squeeze you in on a Sun- 
day evening in October if you ask 

As for that ravishing blond who is 
both smart and sweet, musical and 
whimsical, Holly Aasheim has returned 
from the land of no rules and jewelry- 
wearing coeds. But, she may be spoken 

If you're looking for a sweetheart 
that's captivating, creative, classy, and 
funny, then you're looking for Jana 

Combs, who, is quite single. Now 
there's a vespers date any guy can bj 
proud of! 

For those of you needing some- 
thing a Little out-of-die-ordinary to 
catch your eye, dien you need Mr. 
Brent Burdick. 

Yes, the rumors are true, heifaj 
own a personal set of "Cutco" kiuvej 
Hey, "Cutco" knives aren't something! 
just any old guy can brag about. It 
doesn't get much better than that! 

Colette Muth and Javin Rusco?nffl 
one ever knows! It just depends o 
when you catch them. If you have J 
scoop on that don't be shy about 
dropping by l\\c Accent office andkw 
ting us all in on it. 

That wraps up our session of H 
student grapevine for this issue. Anuj 
hey, don't worry, we'll keep you upa 
date on all of those, oh-so-specialof 
currences on, and off campus. J 

Until then, keep your eyes pedell 
and your ears stretched for that n 
little tidbit. 

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Voor Cmkasii 

i not sure why we offer foreign 
languages here at Southern when ev- 
eryone in the world speaks English 
anyway. You can prove this by a simple 
experiment wliile visiting Negal: 
Me: Excuse me. Can you tell me where 
I can find a bathroom? 
Foreign Person: Nokay speakay 

Me: I see. Well, that's too bad, since I 
was going to give you five bucks for the 

Foreign Person: Oh, I say, old boy. Just 
proceed two blocks and turn right at 
the yak farm. Can you make that all in 

French, if you would ask moi, is a 
boor choice. The French hate Ameri- 
cans so much they wouldn't answer 
tou if you did speak the language. Or 
ttfaey take advantage of your ignorance: 
pench Person, smiling even more: 
wStatti de Liberie c'est klobber jouie. 
( ! hope the Statue of Liberty falls while 

French restaurants have also per- 
Rcted the art of making you feel like a 
Bser by never giving you exactly what 
gu ordered. 

>u can order water and get pig 
Jffles. Or raspberry croissants and 
get pig truffles. My advice is to 
jusi order the pig truffles to save you 

erman is another losing proposi- 
Dd because it takes so long to say any- 

When John F. Kennedy was visiting 
Erlin he made the serious gaffe 
Hhich is French for "American 
B)nien are ugly because they shave 
ffiir legs") by saying "Ich bin ein Ber- 
ffier!" which means "You guys look 
ffi the French!" 
I What he should have said was 

i Berliner!" 
which translates as "Hello, Berlin!" 
The Germans forgave Kennedy this 
grave insult, but when Bill Clinton 
tried the lame fine, he had pig truffles 
for his entire visit. 

When you think about it, even 
Germans don't speak German very 
well anyway. If you listen veiy carefully 
to some World War II movies, you'll 
learn that they only know "Ja" and 
"Dumpkopf," as clearly illustrated in 
this scene from "I Was A Teen-Age U- 

Captain Hans: Undt I vant more power, 
you dumpkopf! 

Seaman Franz: Ja, Kapitan! Der 
Americanisch batdeship is droppen 
der pumpernickel! 

Now, even a second-grader with- 
out any foreign language training, ex- 
cept for rap music, can decipher what 
is going on here: 

Captain Hans: What do you mean you 
forgot to gas up? 

Seaman Franz: Don't worry! The stu- 
pid Americans are letting big barrels 
of petroleum float down to us! 

In addition, I also don't think it's 
fair that most people taking the Span- 
ish language are named Rodriguez, 
Perez, and Gallego. 

This is like Mozart taking music 
appreciation. Or Van Gogh taking sur- 
gery. Or die Apostle Paul taking Greek, 
which, if I remember anything about 
Greek is that even he had trouble with 

However, let us not forget how 
Spanish has contributed immeasur- 
ably to our culture, most importandy 
by being able to fluently order "seven 
layer burrito and no hot sauce" with- 
out sounding like a tourist. 

In the end, let's just stick to En- 
glish. It's a really chic language that 
will never go kaput. Adios! 

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What they're saying around 
WSMC to cheer themselves up 
since the loss of NPR 


From somewhere over by Kudzu Falls, Ala. 

10. "Organ music marathon!" 

9. "Watch what a 100,000 watts does to this blow dryer ..." 

8. "Good thing 88.1 comes in clear up here." 

7. "Shoot! I could never figure out what those big satellite dishes did anyway." 

6. "Bungee from the new tower!" 

5. "Get ready, KZ106, 'cause here we come!" 

4, "At least the student body will really appreciate an increased classical format.' 

3. "So it's setded: Barry Manilow 24 hours a day." 

2. "Frankly, I'd like to give public service a punch in the nose." 

1. "This resume from a Mr. Howard Stern sounds like a winner." 


September 21 

Should WSMC be a religious 
or public radio station* 

"I don't really care. I think it should be ™" 

one or the other, but not a conglomeration. 

We shouldn't confuse the public." 

~y Jason Blanchard 

Pubbc Relations Senior 

"1 think the format should change. I don't 

enjoy the station dial much. A lot of their 

classical music is just so heavy." 

Bedi Boiling 

Biology Senior 

;, because dtis is a Christian school and we 

should be advocadng religious music." 

Ernie Lopez 

Nursing/Pre-med Junior 

"I think it should be religious because it's a 

religious school, not a public school." 

Oman Martinez 


What's your least favorite 
cafeteria food? 

"Any casseroles." 
Joel Galicia 
Nursing Sophomore 

"Anything with vegetarian meat." 
Joy Mavrakos 
Math Senior 

"Those little fried butter patties, I'm not sure 
what they are." 
James Nichols 
Math Sophomore 

"Turkey stuffing." 
Kirlyn Walters 
Nursing Senior 

Community Events 


Of Earth and Cotton — sculpture and 
photography, Hunter Museum of Ameri- 
can Art, thru Oct 8 
"Coastal Patterns" — art work by 
George Cress, Hunter Museum of 
American Art, thru Oct. 1 5 
Socratic Method of Questioning — 
Hunter Museum of American Art 
"Edward Hopper's Formative Years" — 
Hunter Museum of American Art 
Sept. 26, 6 p.m. 

Outdoor Clothesline Show — eight art- 
ists in an outdoor exhibit, River Gallery, 
400 E. Second St., Oct. 7-8; Sat., 10 
a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 
"Views in Miniature" — River Gallery, 
400 H, Second St., Oct. 1-Oct. 31; open- 
ing reception, Oct. 1, 2:30-4 p.m. 
"Living With the Enemy" — photogra- 
phy exhibit portraying the results of do- 
mestic violence, UTC, Tennessee Room, 
Sept. 20-22, 1 1 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sept. 23, 
10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sept. 24, 1-6 p,m. 

i KR's Place presents 



Orion String Quartet — Ackerman Au- 
ditorium, Sept. 28, 8 p.m. 
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera — 
season kickoff, Tivoli Theatre, Sept. 21, 
8 p.m. 

Incus Week — improvisational music, 
Hunter Museum Auditorium, Sept. 2 1 - 
23, 8 p.m. 

Bruce Asbton — piano concert, 
Ackerman Auditorium, Sun. Oct. 1, 
8 p.m. 

Dallas Weekley & Nancy 
Arganbright — piano concert, Rudd Au- 
ditorium at Bryan College, Sept. 29, 8 
p.m., Athens Junior High School, Oct. 1, 
2 p.m. 


American Diabetes Walktoberfest — 
Tennessee River Park Oct 1, registration 
1 1:30 a.m.; walk begins 1 p.m. 

Fall Festivals and Fairs 

Harvest of Art Fine Art Show — Brock 
Hall at Bryan College, thru Sept. 27, 
9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sept. 24, 2-6 p.m. 
The 63rd North Georgia State Pair — 

Cobb County's Jim Miller Park, Marietta, 
Ga., Sept 21-Oct. 1 

County Fair 1995— Chester Frost Park, 
Sept. 23-24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Northwest Georgia Intertribal Pow- 
wow — Walker County Civic Center, 
Rock Spring, Ga., Sept. 28-Oct. 1 
Indian Summer Days — Audubon 
Acres, Sept. 30 

TACA Fall Crafts Festival— Centennial 
Park, Nashville, Sept. 29-Oct. 30 
National Storytelling Festival — 
Jonesborough, Tenn., Oct. 6-8 
National Folk Festival — Downtown 
Chattanooga, Oct. 6-8 


"Peter Pan"— The Little Theatre of 
Chattanooga, Sept. 21-24, Sept. 28-Oct. 
1, Oct. 5-7 


yMen — Ackernian Audito- 
rium, Sept. 23, 8:30 p.m. 
Heavenly Creatures— a New Zealand 
film, Sept. 22-25; Thurs., 7:30 p.m., 
Raccoon Mountain Room, UTC Univer- 
sity Center; Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m., Grote 
Hall, Rm. 129; Sun., 2:00 p.m., Rac- 

coon Mountain Room 

The Secret of Roan Inisb- 

uTm, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, same schedulj 


Josh McDowell and the ,\cu'*bo)s-\ 
Memorial Auditorium, Sept. 22,8pl 
SIM's In tbe Military: How basfol 
church changed posilit 
Stenbakken, Collegedale AademvJf 
torium, Sept. 23, 3 p.m. 
Ponder, Harp and Jennings— ^\-\ 
legedale S.D.A. Church, Oct. l,8f| 


Oils: Painting in the Ann 
pressionist Style — Hunter Mils 
American An, Sept. 20-0ct. 25, Wj 
days 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Chalk Pastels, Step-by-Slep—M 
Museum of American Art, Sept 2^ 
22, Sundays 2-4 p.m. 
Herbal Crafts: Wreath Makil, 
pourri — Chattanooga Stale, Se|)l.!| 
Oct. 12, Thursdays 6-8 p 
' Intro to Stand-up Cornell)'- *>«J 
Catch (sign up thru ChattanoogaSf 
Sept. 26-Oct. 31, Tuesdays 7-9 P»j 

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1. Name three rapids located in the Ocoee. 

2. How much is enrollment down? 

3. How many NBA half time shows will Gym Masters P 

4. What is WSMC's new news source? 

5. Which two men's Softball teams are and 5? 

6. How much will it cost to replace die Hackman 1 

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Get back to your roots 

Folk fest time — Inside is your 
sneak peck lo the 57th National 
Folk Festival in Chattanooga. For 
music previews and the weekend 
schedule, check page 13. 




Weekend Weather 

[Today— Partly cloudy, chance 
Tor showers. High 73. 
Friday — Partly sunny. Low in 
the 50s. 

[Saiuidav — Partly sunny. Low 
the 50s. 

WSMC change receives mixed reviews 

:a Age 

inn Spauldinc, DtUv 

List Sunday was the first official day 
llhe new NPR-less WSMC. 
J Many faculty and students have said 
It they understand WSMC's decision to 
pk up with National Public Radio last 

"1 don't think there was any use in 
Haling with those soreheads," says 
3U rnali sin Professor Lynn Sauls. 
1 In fact, Southern students say they 
n't really all that crazy about WSMC 
Mbegin with. 
[ Junior Jason Stirewalt says he's 
eally enjoyed WSMC's classical 
Bmat. "It's OK," he says, "But not the 
Bfest. I'd thoroughly enjoy a Christian 

contemporary format." 

Asst. Chaplain Ron Lizardo agrees. 
"I think the college should have a reli- 
gious station," he says, "with a variety of 
religious music, sermons, and pro- 
grams. I'm told we reach more people 
with a classical format. But what are we 
doing once we reach them?" 

Most, however, think WSMC will 
work through the change. "They'll sur- 
vive because of the support they receive 
from the community," says lizardo. 

WSMC Head Announcer Danny 
Roth says that so far, supporters have 
given him mixed reactions about the 
switch to Monitor Radio. "If anything," 
he says, "more people have seemed in 
favor of the change than against it." 

torn your mm-SeniorJamey Hawkins goes for the slug during the all night 
Softball tournament last Saturday night. Senior Eric Molina's team stayed alt 
tght to take home the title in the men 's division. On the women 's side, 
wbman Etika Freeland's team won. See the Suami 's and the Guru s 

}ftba/l urap up, in sports, page 10. __^_____ 


I Campus Md..,, 

Phoio: Scon Gufjiu 

•ng violence 


Kicertain duet 

^g contest 


{festival ] 3 Don't you wish mis was you? We caught Grundset on 

pe 14 his October journey Along the Promenade. You 

15 can too on page 14. 

Roth says many people feel that 
WSMC is apologizing for Monitor Radio. 
"They call up and say that they enjoy it 
even more than NPR's Morning Edi- 
tion," he says, "and ask us to stop 
;ipo!njji/irig for it." 

Senior Jeremy Stoner says he's part 
of dial group. "I listened to NPR to find 
out what the liberals were up to," he 
says. "I really don't like NPR." 

Roth also says other listeners call 

saying lliey will continue to support 
WSMC because they still offer many of 
their favorite programs, but that diey 
will still miss Morning Edition. 

Despite the way students and faculty 
feel about the station, Sauls warns 
against changing the station's format 
drastically at this point. 

Southern student arrested, 

charged with telephone harassment 


Senior Gary Grant was arrested in 
Brock Hall and charged with telephone 
harrassment on Sept. 27. 

Grant was released a few hours 
later on $1000 bond. His trial is set for 
Oct. 11. 

Allegedly, Grant made several 
threatening phone calls the night before 
to a Thatcher Hall resident. The resident 
told the Accent she plans to press 
charges. She advised other Thatcher 
residents facing serious situations such 
as diis one to call the police immedi- 


In Tennessee, telephone harass- 
ment is a Class A misdemeanor. Maxi- 
mum punishment is 1 1 months and 2 l ) 

days in prison and a $2,500 fine. 

The resident says that if convicted, 
she hopes Grant will also receive coun- 
seling as pan of the sentence. "Silting in 
jail will just mala' him angrier," she 

Allegations against Grant have not 
been connected in any way with tele- 
phone harassment involving other resi- 

The pervert alert continues 

Ted Perry 

Throughout Thatcher Hall, resi- 
dents are receiving obscene phone 
calls. Even more than in previous years 
according to Information Services Di- 
rector John Beckett. 

Sophomore Liz Ramirez and Junior 
Kimberly Wilson say diey've both re- 
ceived obscene calls. "The caller asked 
me what i was doing," says Ramirez. 
Wilson says tliat after pausing, the caller 
asks, "Do you want to know what I'm 

Both of the Thatcher Hall residents 
say they hung up the phone at this point, 
not wanting to hear what the caller 
would say next. 

Thatcher Dean Kassandra Krause 
says die best procedure for handling an 
unwanted phone calls is to lay your 
phone down and go do something else 

for a while before hanging up, "By put- 
ting the caller on hold," she says, "he 
will become aggravated and not want to 
call back. You should dien report the 
details of the call to John Beckett." 

Krause says she's not sure why a 
student should call Beckett instead of 
the police. Beckett says a student is wel- 
come to call the police, and that he will 
cooperate with them. 

However, Beckett says "that ap- 
proach yields no benefits because of the 
lack of call tracing ability at our tele- 
phone company." 

Beckett says there is hope for trac- 
ing diese obscene calls in the future. 

"We are working on new technol- 
ogy, for possible installation next sum- 
mer," he says. "This may improve our 
ability to trace, and in many cases pre- 
vent unwelcome calls." 


October 5 j 

Education Dept. launches into next century 

Phoio: Davio Cfoict 


Anthony Doucias 

Southern, in association with 
the state of Tennessee, Microsoft, 
Novell, and several other techno- 
logical manufacturers, has cre- 
ated a classroom for the 21st 

Dr. Jon Green and the De- 
partment of Bducalion and Psy- 
chology in Summerour Hall have 
been enlisted lo help Tennessee 
become first in the nation in 
twehing with technology. The 
slate of Tennessee has given 
Southern $250,000 lo achieve 
the goal of retraining the stale's 
teachers in the use of the infor- 
mation manager resource. 

"With such an array of tech- 
nology, the teacher is not so 
much the purveyor of knowl- 
edge as the manager of an ex- 
tensive, worldwide information system 
tailored lo die educational needs and 
levels of each student," Green explains. 

The diagnostic capabilities available 
help the teacher identify learning differ- 
ences, which in turn address the stu- 
dents needs accurately. What separates 
this classroom from any computer lab is 
how die teacher controls the informa- 
tion coming into the classroom. The - 
teacher can view and control each 
screen through his control panel. 

The ruTuRE in education 1 - 7'/je 21st century classroom in Summerour Hail features a video wall, 
surround sound, an electronic chalkboard and 24 student computer stations. 

With the availability of die world's 
resources at the push of a button, the 
teacher, through Distance Learning lab 
Schools, can talk to a student in Egypt 
and at the same time look up a histori- 
cal reference in the Oxford database in 

The learning experience is audio- 
visual intensive. The surround sound 
complements the visual aids in the 
classroom including a video wall for 
video viewing and projection, a smart 

board (or electronic chalkboard) 
which can print or transmit what is 
written on it, video conferencing be it 
cable or satellite, laser disk, stereo, 3-D 
or overhead projectors, all of which will 
display on any surface. 

What makes it all come togedier is 
the Robotel interface between the 
teacher and students. With the Robotel 
pad the teacher can ask a question, 
have students answer, and record 
grades immediately. 

The lab is equipped with v\ 
computer stations for studf 
each containing an 8 
Pentium processor hard dj| 
with CD-ROM. 
Green, who has mastermifll 
the lab's creation, is bein, 
ognized as an authority if 

On Oct. 18, a group from (J 
state Department of Fiduca 
and representatives from sill 
different universities wffl 
to observe the lab. Green hi 
also been asked lo give pnj 
tations about the 21st o 
classroom at other schools! 
"We'll serve as a resouro^ 
the area," Green said. 
The possibilities for thete 
nology are endless, he says. "Tlieil 
century classrooms will he interactjT 
and it will be possible to lake field t| 
in the class without leaving the n 
it through the 3-D interface o 

The 21st century lab has brail 
for the technology in education daf 
from the beginning of the semisier! 
lab is operational but not completer 
Green expects the project to been 
pleted in six months to a year. 

Collegedale Korean church members to build santuar 

Amber Herren 

The Korean Seventh-day Adventisls 
in Collegedale are building a new 
church on Ooltewah-Ringgold Road. 

"We plan to have it finished by May 
or June of 1996," says Pastor Hyung- 
Bok Choi, die senior pastor. Currendy 
the church is meeting in Ackerman Au- 

According to Choi, the Korean Sev- 
enth-day Adventist Church has approxi- 
mately 70 members (13 of whom attend 
Southern) and has raised nearly 
$500,000 dollars. 

The church has contracted David 
Turner to budd the church. 

"Our main goal as a church," says 

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Monday - Thursday 

Junior James Yi, die youth pastor, "is to 
focus on small groups so people will 
feel more comfortable in worshipping." 

There are now four Korean 
churches in the Georgia-Cumberland 
Conference. The first church was estab- 
lished in Adanta in the late 1970s. There 
are also churches in Marietta, central 
Georgia, and now in Collegedale. 

"Although there are not a large 
number of Koreans in the Chattanooga 
area," says George Powell, the Georgia- 

Cumberland (.nnlcit'lK r MlmklU 

coordinates the work of ethnic 
churches in the conference, "iheitl 
,i si-iiiin.mi number n| Ulu-uiNfJ 
ans who have located near Colleg 
for their children's education." 

"1 believe it will be good I 
have diis church," says Choi. 

"The location near four con^ 
says Powell, "will provide e 
Korean Adventisls and friends inij 

Just a video away 

Heather Morse 

Reading books for research is a 
past tradition. InformaUon is now a 
video away. How? 

The Instructional Media Depart- 
ment created a video catalog listing 
their 2,000 instructional videos. Videos 
can be rented by either students or 

"We are very excited about it," says 
Frank DiMemmo, director of Instruc- 
tional Media. DiMemmo and depart- 
mental student employees have been 
processing the informaUon over the last 
two years. Their work has paid off. 

The catalog has been dislrilj 
a number of the faculty and is | 
accessable through the V 

Instructional Media hliopwii 
gain more student involvement I 

"Many people are t< 
the day to sit and watch a mini | 
student employee Greg Bush. 

To help with students' schd 
the office is now open from ,S:lh ''l 
10:00 p.m. Televisions and VCffif 
available in viewing rooms forC 
use. Now information is onlya J 

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty 

the same time." 

-Thomas Jeff»' 

Campus News 

fficers differ from campus to campus 


"Being a Campus Safety officer is 
d because you sort of get to play cop," 
Rys Junior David Dordevic, an officer 
, r Campus Safety. "Plus it's one of the 
mer paying jobs on campus." 

a one get into this elite 
5ib? And what's expected of you once 

According to Campus Safety Assis- 
it Director Don Hart, the road lo be- 
etling an officer requires a completed 
fcjjpplication form, an oral interview, a 
BUl it background check, and perhaps 
HKtlier interview. Then, if you're lucky, 

you're in 
F The training? Dordevic says that it's 
Hally a one-evening class going over 
Procedures ;uid policies, and maybe an 
Hlrnoon spent with one of the "big 

"During training, they go over the 
1 patrol areas, new procedures, learning 
(How, when, and where to write out tick- 
.., ;ui<l l.tmiluin/m.!', us with the new 

y devices," says Dordevic. "A lot of 
hi just learn on your own. There's 
way you can take it all in at once. It's 
|too much. Every officer does things 
rerently, and you have to find the way 
at's best for you." 
"Crime at Southern doesn't require 
any type of defensive weapons or 
Mfcapons) training" says Hart. "Any- 
thing major — like someone going 
t nuts— is dispatched to the police." 

According to a Lee College Campus 
Safety employee, Lee College in Cleve- 
land also employs unarmed security. 
And they too depend heavily on their 
close connection with local police. 

"Our security here at Lee is un- 
armed. There's no reason for our offic- 
ers to carry around guns," he says. "But 
we do send them to get certified every 

"About once or twice a year we 
take our guys to the state for some 
classes," says Virgil Clark, campus secu- 
rity head at Lee. "Every officer has his 
background completely checked out 
and we have fingerprints of every officer 
on file. It's just safer that way." 

The University of Tennessee, Chatta- 
nooga (UTC) is a completely different 

"We employ regular police officers 
and security guards as well," says UTC 
Campus Security Detective Lt. Bob 
Ratchford. "The only difference be- 
tween our police officers and security 
guards is that the guards don't carry 
guns and they don't have the power to 

"All of our officers are trained by a 
certified FBI instructor in the areas of 
mace, night stick usage, self-defense, 
and CPR," says Ratchford. "With UTC 
having around 10,000 people in and out 
of our doors every day, we have to real- 
ize that everytliing can happen and will 
happen. And we have to be prepared for 

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"We believe strongly 
in educating people, hop- 
ing that we will be able to 
prevent crime," he says. 
"We offer seminars on 
how to keep yourself and 
your belongings safe. 
We'll speak to any group 
or club that will listen. We 
also provide self-defense 
classes for our female stu- 
dents for about $7.00. * 
That goes toward paying 
for part of the textbook. 
We (UTC) pay for the 

Because each campus 
is different, campus secu- 
rities vary dramatically. 
"We at Southern just do 
die duties that administra- 
tion wants us to do," says 
Hart. "The tasks that we 
perform are at die request 

What does ii take io wear this badge? At some schools 
students become slate certified. At others, only 
regular police officers and security guards get to 
suit up. But if you 're an aspiring officer here at 
Southern, you may be only an interview away. 

Science complex built 
from outside in 

Siacv Spauldinc DeLav 

Hickman Hall construction crews 
are busy pouring footings, constructing 
retaining walls, and preparing to pour 
the foundation says Dale Bidwell, vice 
president for finance. 

But after dial, diere may be a lull in 

At least until a building permit is 

"The fire marshal has approved the 
shell and foundation plans," says 
Bidwell. "And we have a budding permit 
for this stage." 

But, he says, plans for the interior 
of the building haven't been approved 
yet. "Everything that the fire marshal has 
recommended, we've done," Bidwell 
says. "I think it's just a matter of pro- 
cessing paperwork." 

Bidwell says when the final ap- 
proval comes, a building permit will be 
issued and crews can start on the in- 

Bidwell also points out that the cost 
of the new science complex is actually 
over $6 million, instead of the $5-5 mil- 
lion reported in the Sept. 21 Accent. 

The estimate includes contracting 
fees, building materials, architectural 
fees and permits, security and telephone 
systems, land improvements, and inte- 
rior items such as carpet, signs, and 

He also says die square footage ac- 
tually adds up lo 61,500 square feet. 
"The bslAccent reported 6,500 square 
feet," Bidwell says. "That's only about 
the size of diree houses." 

Senate reinstates TV committee 
during first meeting of year 

Brim Busch 

The Student Association Senate 
voted to reinitiate the television commit- 
tee during the first meeting of the year 
on Sept. 26 

This committee, says Senator Cindy 
Maier, formed last year with the aim of 
changing Southern's television policy 
which bans students from having TV's in 
dorm rooms. 

Among other actions taken, newly- 
elected Executive Vice President Chad 
Grundy says he's working on filling up 
the senate ranks. 

"Special elections will be held be- 

fore the next meeting to fill the remain- 
ing ten senatorial positions," says 
Grundy. "We can't be an official body 
unless two-thirds of the members are 
present at each meeting." 

In fact, Grundy says, Thatcher Hall 
is being represented by only two of the 
required seven senators. Village is being 
represented by just one of die required 
six senators. 

First-time senator Jeremy 
Beckworth says he thinks the senate will 
have a good year. "It looks like we have 
a good overall attitude," he says. "I 
think things will get accomplished." 


Local News 

October ; ! 

"Dogged" resident wants leash law 

Todd McFawand 

Few things can be as peaceful as 
laking a slroll in your backyard lo enjoy 
Ihe cool evening and watch the sun go 

yard, the bag is just full of it— if you 
know what 1 mean," Battin complains. 
"1 had one torn cat who liked to leave 
his calling card on our front doorstep." 
Battin said it took the varnish off the 

to control her cats, but the neighbor I 

insisted Battin should put U p „,,,' 
fence around her three acres, shea 

she has tried almost e 

erything to ks 

But for some Collegedalc residents, brass at the base of the door and that 
walking out their back door can be like she had to refinish it. 

stepping into a mine field. 

Barrington Heights resident 
Elfriede Battin complained to the Col- 
legedalc city commission recendy that 
she was being invaded by odier people's 
cats and dogs. She says more than 20 
cats and three dogs live near her. She's 
asking city officials lo institute a new 
leash law. 

"Every dme my husband mows die 

She also says she likes to watch 
birds, but that it is impossible with all 
the cats around her yard. Several times 
she says she's found feathers by her 

City officials claim they are working 
on the problem. • 

Public Safety Director Bill Rawson 

dogs be on the owner's property and 
not roaming. However, it does not re- 
quire them to be fenced in or tied up. 
As a result, Battin says she thinks the 
law has proven ineffective. them out of her yard and off her a 

Bawson says the city is looking at a including several commercial prod 
new law that would require these con- "Nothing has deterred them " 

trols and would also extend to cats. Battin says. "I walk out in the monj 

Battin says she asked one neighbor and see paw prints all over my car.- 1 

VM says Winn Dixie won't hurt businej 


The Village Market (VM) is confi- 
dent that the new Winn Dixie supermar- 
ket under construction at four-corners 

says there is '"sort of a leash law" in Col- will not have a large impact on sales. 

e now. The law requires that 

Big splash for Smokies — 

New aquarium planned 

glish professor, says the VM is 
fill." She says it is convenient, andjj 
will continue to shop there fori 
ian food, produce, and health food | 

Since Red Food in Ooltewah 
changed to BI-LO four months a^ 
sales at the Village Market have in- 
creased by fifteen percent, a 

A number of shoppers d 

Stacy Spaoldinc DeUv 

Another aquarium is planned for 
Tennessee, just outside of Sevierville. 
The aquarium will spotlight freshwater 
species in North American lakes and 

About two-thirds the size of the Ten- 
nessee Aquarium here in Chattanooga, 
the new aquarium will cost $45 million 
and will accompany the Lee Greenwood 

Theater and the River Bluff Inn. 

Tennessee Aquarium officials say 
they're not worried about their market 
share, in fact, they cite research that 
shows visiting one facility often height- 
ens interest in visiting another. 

Construction on the new aquarium 

VM Manager Jim Burrus says that 
the VM will not be seriously hurl by 
Winn Dixie, but he feels BI-LO will. He 
says dial the Village Market's customers 
are loyal, "more so than ever." 

A number of VM shoppers feel the 
same way. According to Warren Cross of BI-LO. According to Cross, BI-LO 
Apison, Winn Dixie will not affect his bad selection and their 

shopping at the Village Market. 

People like the VM because vegetar- 
ians can find a large selection of non- 
meat items, according to Burrus. The 
store also provides good produce, a 
large selection of natural foods, a good 

could begin by December, with opening bakery and deli, and friendly service, 

ceremonies tentatively set for the Spring says Burrus. 

of 1997. Rosemary Dibben, a Southern En- 


Not everyone dislikes BI-L 

VM customer Hortense CarringtoQ 

for bargains and says that BI-LO so 

times has good prices. She says shti 

looking forward to the opening of n 


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[Spotlighting domestic violenc 

Local News 

benise Brown visits Chattanooga 

Stao Spauiding DeLay 

Denise Brown, sister of murder 
Jngl ijciini Nicole Brown Simpson, visited 
hattanooga two weeks ago promoting 
omi'stic violence awareness. 
"Nicole's gone," she said. "Now all 
fs n« jve can do is focus our energies on 

elping other women and men. Some- 
Ihooj times it lakes a tragedy to make us 
pl« akeup." 

Brown spoke for a domestic vio- 
lence forum at the University of Ten- 
Iffc essee, Chattanooga. "People really 

on't know what domestic violence is," 
(3r«]' she said. "They just think it's the hit- 
ng. kicking, and punching. They don't 
fee the signs beforehand." 

While in Chattanooga, Brown re- 

fused to comment on the Simpson trial, 
which at that time was gearing up for 
closing arguments. "I'm here for do- 
mestic violence," she said. "That's why 
I'm traveling around the country'. I'm 
not following the trial at all." 

Brown spoke on behalf of the 
Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foun- 
dation. "The foundation is something 
my father started on behalf of the chil- 
dren," she said. "It's something they 
have in memory of their mother." 

Brown said the foundation has 
raised $250,000 so far to help domestic 
abuse victims. She also said that none of 
the money raised goes to the Brown 
family or Simpson children. 

lang violence in Chattanooga? 


Two men were recenUy convicted of 
icking and shooting Geory 

^nmerow in Chattanooga. Summerow 
robbed of his money, his Nikes, his 

car, and was shot seven times. 

Sound like an average carjacking? 

H not according to Calvin Yearby, an 

Knitted participant in the crime. He 
h he and others who participated 
blue bandannas, signifying they 
members of the Crips gang. 
There are a reported 13 distinct 
js in the Chattanooga area. But Po- 
Information Officer Lt. Richard 
ik says they're not really a major 
ilem. "Kids who are from or visited 
fcities tike New York, Los Angeles, or 

Detroit come to Chattanooga and say 
they're related to a gang, or a gang dis- 
ciple. But no gangs have formed here 
tike in big cities." 

He says gang violence could be a 
problem if police don't get a handle on 
the situation early. 

Yet, according to Heck, at this time 
there is no city plan to deal with gang- 
related violence. He says Chattanooga 
police officers do not undergo any spe- 
cial training besides what they learned 
in police academy. 

"There's people in Chattanooga 
who want to make gangs seem like a 
problem," he says. "But I haven't seen 
any true gang-related violence." 

Possible sales tax increase in 
wings for Hamilton County 

Robert Hopwood 

Southern College students may soon 
have to pay more for almost everything. 

That is because Hamilton Count)' 
voters may decide to raise the sales tax 
to increase funding for education. 

According to Coy Browdcr, the 
Hamilton County administrator of fi- 
nance, the count)' is proposing a half- 
cent increase per dollar in the sales tax.' 
That would raise sales tax from 7 3/4 
percent to 8 1/4 percent. 

Browder says that currently the 
county and city school systems spend 
about $200 million on education. The* 
tax increase will bring in approximately 
$16 million. 

The vote will probably take place in 
March, says Browder. 

In order for the referendum to go 
before the voters, all cities in Hamilton 
county must agree to give up their por- 
tion of the tax increase says Browder. 

The Collegedale commissioners 
voted Sept. 18 to forego Collegedale's 
portion of the tax on two conditions: all 
the money raised by the sales tax in- 
crease must be used for education and 
1 00 percent of Hamilton county cities, 

including Chattanooga, must agree to 
give up their portion of the lax. 

According to Browder, the tax in- 
crease could not happen without the 
cooperation ol Chattanooga. 

Since sides tax is added to almost 
all goods and services sold in Hamilton 
County, Southern College students 
would pay more for almost all pur- 

Jack Ferneyhough. Southern Col- 
lege treasurer, says that students arc 
taxed on food and any supplies bought 
from a department or the Campus Shop. 
Text books are exempt. 

The idea of raising sales tax to in- 
crease the funding for county and city 
schools is not new according to 
Browder. lt is a trade-off against raising 
property taxes which will be considered 
if the referendum is rejected. 

"1 don't see the point in [raising the 
sales tax] ," says Freshman Amanda 
Sriively. "That ($200 million! seems like 
enough money." 

"To me, it wouldn't matter where 
[die money] comes from," says Sopho- 
more.Anne Behm. "You'll still pay for 

Chattanooga hopes to build stadium 

Steven Constants 

City and county officials would like 
to see a new stadium built in Chatta- 
nooga. And they might impose a one 
percent meal tax to do it. 

Last week, the Hamilton County 
commission and the Chattanooga city 
council each committed $7.7 miUion to 
the $28.5 million stadium project. Pri- 
vate donations and government funds 
will fill the remaining expenses. 

To pay for their share of the sta- 
dium and other Southside plan projects, 
some city officials say they are still hop- 
ing they can charge a meal tax. 

This year the state senate almost 
voted to let the county commission im- 
pose an added one percent tax on pre- 
pared food and beverages. The bill did 
not make it because several Hamdton 
County representatives declined to sign 
a petition to let the measure bypass the 
standing committee system and receive 
a direct House floor vote. 

Commission Chairman Harold 
Coker says local officials might ask state 
legislators from Hamilton County to in- 
crease by a percentage point the state 
limit on the local option hotel-motel 
tax — from five percent to six percent. 

The Stadium Corp., comprised of 
seven members of the community rep- 
resenting the city, county, state, UTC and 
the private sector, will determine finan- 
cial funding and seating capacity. 

The stadium could mean a step up 
for University of Tennessee, 
Chattanooga's football team, the Mocs. 
An NCAA member must have a football 
stadium seating at least 30,000 in order 
to be Division I-A in football. The 
present proposed seating capacity of the 
new stadium in Chattanooga is 20,000. 

UTC officials say the university's 
share of the stadium cost is paid out of 
raised student fees and increased ticket 
sales. They say the size of the stadium 
will generate interest in the program. 

fcKee receives state infrastructure grant for fiber optics cables 

IE Kerr 

[McKee Foods Inc. in Collegedale 
jived a $146,025 gran! from the 
lessee Industrial Infrastructure Pro- 

1 install fiber optic cables. 
|The grant will fund tlie connection 

la new technical services building on 
{on Pike to other businesses in Chat- 
i">ga with fiber optic cables. The 
i building will house the Corporate 
"wring, Research and Develop- 
fc and Corporate Purchasing offices, 
flynne Disbro, McKee Foods com- 

Juration and public affairs manager, 
she expects the offices to move by 


The old copper telephone lines 
rust, corrode, and require high mainte- 
nance. Fiber optic cables will carry 
larger volumes of information more ac- 
curately. They are not affected by light- 
ning, because glass is not a conductor. 

"The Stale of Tennessee now real- 
izes the importance of telecommunica- 
tions," says Disbro. "This was the first 
request the Tennessee Industrial Infra- 
structure Program has received for fiber 
optic cables," She says she thinks this is 
the most interesting part. 

"The grants are usually given for 
water, sewer, and road improvements. 
This was an acknowledgment that tele- 
communications is an important and 
legitimate infrastructure component for 

The whole project, the new build- 
ing and the fiber optic cables, will ben- 
efit the community, providing 50 new 
jobs, says Disbro. 

The McKee corporation applied for 
the grant in the fall of 1994. The money 
was promised last week. 

Disbro says these types of grants 

are very common. The Tennessee Legis- 
lature granted $38 million to infrastruc- 
ture improvements for this year. 

This is not the first grant McKee 
Foods Inc. has received. In the past, the 
Tennessee Infrastructure program has 
provided money for water, sewer, and 
railroad sighting improvements for 
branch plants. 

Disbro says she thinks it is essential 
to set a precedent by upgrading technol- 
ogy and productivity at McKee. "Fiber 
optics will help us achieve the efficiency 
wave of the future," she says. 



Rip your 
blinders off 

Larisa Myirs 

1 am a spoiled brat. 

As much as it hurts my womanly 
pride to say dial, it's time I came out of 
the closet and 'fessed up. 

Wliile I may have physically out- 
grown die crying, foot-stomping, diaper- 
dirtying stage, I simply have found more 
sophisticated and less obvious ways to 
center life around myself. 

There's die raise-my-voice tactic. 
When I have a particularly striking rev- 
elation or a particularly horrible per- 
sonal trial, the best way lo let the world 
(or ai least die 17 people in die imme- 
diate vicinity) know about it is to raise 
my voice jusl a hide louder than anyone 

After all, whose monologue could 
possibly be any more fascinating than 
my own? 

Then there's the pity party, sob 
story, calamity Jane effect. "You see, I've 
been up all night caring for my sick 
grandmodier, writing three book re- 
ports and shampooing the carpet. How 
could 1 possibly slow down to give you 
else the time of day?" 

There's righteous indignation (a 
short step up from die temper tantrum), 
which involves ranting and raving over 
the injustice and unfairness handed to 
such a poor, meek, undeserving soul as 

Of course there are others. The lell- 

thc-best-joke tactic, die intellectual tac- 
tic, die "oh, that reminds me of some- 
thing that happened to me" tactic. 

Yes, I am selfish. We are selfish. In 
our natural slate, self is die all-consum- 
ing, all-encompassing, all-impeding fo- 
cus of our lives. 

Selfishness is not solely an indi- 
vidual trait. What I mean is, a collection 
of selfish individuals can lead to a self- 
ish organization, a selfish institution, 
What is a selfish institution? An institu- 
tion that focuses inward, not outward. 
An institution whose goals focus on the 
good it can do itself. An institution so 
intent on keeping its beautiful grass 
mown that it ignores its prison walls. 

So, what about this institution? Why 
is Soudiern College here? Why is Col- 
legedale here? 

To provide a utopic community for 
Adventisls who wish to hide from the 
rest of the world? 

To lead us into deep and intellec- 
tual Biblical mind games that we 
couldn't play elsewhere with "normal" 

To endlessly worry and discuss and 
rant and rave about a new science cen- 
ter, a new master's program, women's 
ordination, the one and only meaning to 
some particular Bible text? 

To send students home because 
they can't pay their bills even though 

they're here to turn their lives around? 

Come on, folks, what is the big pic- 
ture? Can we still see it? Where is our 
focus? Our united spirit? 

Where is the love we're supposed 
to have that will change the world 
someday with or without us? 

I have a favorite audior who seems 
to tell me exactly what 1 need to hear no 
matter how many times I read him. 
Here's what Arthur Gordon has to say in 
his booM Touch of Wonder about 
about this issue of self-centeredness: 

"Most of us spend our lives trying 
to escape from self-centeredness. 
Maybe that's the whole point, the whole 
challenge, what die whole thing is all 

about It seems to me that the ones 

who have most success are those who 
somehow turn self-caring into what 
might be called other-caring. 

"It takes courage to be an other- 





Larisa Myers 


Managing Editor 

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Scoit GunitL 

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Kevin Quaiis 


Randy Smith 

Ad w Rivera 


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Auison Titus 

Ad Manager 

El WlDil 

Chad Grundy 

Computer Wizard 


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Graphic Artist 


Dr, Herbert Cooiini,! 

Tlu- Smith i n 

nuns opinion' i 

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la rejea an) tettci ■ 

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carer, because people who care runl 

risk of being hurt But people J 

take the risk make a tremendous disl 
covery: The more things you care at 
and the more intensely you care, ifiel 
more alive you are." 

Community Service Day is ju 
token measure of other-caring . 
other entry on Southern's resume ofl 
good deeds ... a chance for a patajl 
the back from the community, a few J 
kind words telling us how wonderiujl 

What Community Service D 
should be is a start, an example, a bJ 
glimpse as lo why this institution is 
ally here. It should be a chance for| 
realize (hat living outside the anpan 
narrowmindedness of Southern 
outside the narrowmindeunessofojl 
selves, is what living redly is. Thai J 
ing others is the reason we are here! 

Guest Editorial — 

Who you gonna call?! 

Renee Roth 

I had just read Campus Safety's bro- 
chure, Your Safety, that was sent to stu- 
dents. I was feeling safe and secure 
here in happy valley. 

Then I was robbed. 

A hundred and twenty dollars 
poorer, with two days left to pay that 
amount to Southern's ever hungry bill 
department, I turned in desperation to 
our Campus Safety Department. 

A nice young man in a shiny uni- 
form came right down and attempted to 
put together the pieces of my story. My 
closest friend had left a bag of mine at 
the front desk in the Conference Center. 
Yes, the money was in it. Yes, I found 
the bag. No, the money was not still in 
it. Then he left and I went to bed that 
night assured that someone was work- 
ing on finding die thief who stole both 
my money and my security. 

The next morning I called Don 
Hart, associate director of Campus 
Safety, to see if any leads had come up. 
His response shocked and frustrated 
me. "1 don't think we can do anytiiing 
for you at tliis time," he said. "I don't 
know what to tell you except don't leave 
money lying around like that." 

Don't leave money lying around like 
that? I didn't just leave money lying 
around. It was left in my bag, the bag 
tied closed, in the hands of a desk 
worker. Last time I checked, my bag 
couldn't sprout legs to wander off. 

Well, diere are people in uniform 
who seem to hang out at Four Corners 
harassing students for speeding and 
other delinquencies. They are known as 
the Collegedale Police, and while they 
are out there passing out tickets, they 
are also out diere keeping the peace. I 
gave diem a call. 

Officer Bill McKee had barely got- 
ten my statement down in writing before 
he was already out asking questions. 

Later that day. I called Campus Safdl 
again to let them know I had called! 
the real police to help. Again I 
Don Hart, who informed me lhalM 
my case was "being looked into bil 
director of the department." Hartpf 
Dale Tyrrell, the director, on ihelil 
and almost immediately I n 
by an angry, impatient voio 
not being very patient with us," fyJ 
said, "It takes time to find the studf 

I asked Tyrrell what had been 
so far. He admitted he hadn't yet 
to anybody — anybody at all. He! 
tered, offering excuses: "We didnil 
in until late last night, 1 ' and "I dob 
an appointment with one of ihepaj 
involved some time later tliis i 

When I told him 1 had ca! 
Collegedale police because I Wk 
pus Safety wasn't doing anything^ 
he said that was fine and since 111 
were now working on it, his depai 
would let them take over. "We » 
try to keep out of the w 
terfering once the police are invoH 
he said. Keep out of the way?Tiiej| 
got in the way! 

Less than twelve hours after 
money had disappeared, it wasn| 
to the desk from which it had Ik 
taken. I joyously called Officer It 
thank him and tell him the g 
and was struck by his lack of sua 
"I had my detective make a feffH 
placed phone calls," he drawled,! 
think that prompted some actWj 

Have your rights been vf ' 
Need help? Don't bother CampuJ 
Their eighteen officers are bu^f 
parking spaces and checking '"J 
slead, call 91 land ask for 0* 


etters to the editor 

Ax the X? 

I i ;ini writing to express my con- 

I" ' pis about tlie article Student X (Sept. 
While 1 understand that it was 
earn lo be a harmless gossip column, 
I fear thai il is out of place in our stu- 
BUn i paper. Tliere is a sizeable probabil- 
Bthat over lime the feelings of some- 
He would get hurt by being singled out 
Hhout permission for a juicy tidbit. To 
^K, this outweighs any potential benefit 
Bffjvcd by the general school body. 
H Simply put, I do not feel that Stu- 
^ffitt X represents the best use of space 

in our newspaper and I urge you to re- 
consider its future. 
Kenneth A. Wright III 
Spanish Senior 


I just want to let you know my feel- 
ings toward the now Accent. I love it! 
Unfortunately though, your last issue 
had an article in it that was, is, and will 
always be uncalled for (Student X, Sept. 
2 1 Accent. ) No, I was not mentioned in 
the article, but I can understand the an- 
ger of some of the people who were. 

Basically 1 want to say that I would 

not like to he talked about by the school 
newspaper. What I do, who I date, and 
everything else under die sun 1 do, is my 

If you want to know something 
about me, come talk to me and 1 will be 
more dian happy lo answer any of your 
questions. 1 think others feel the same! 
All in all, please don't mention my name 
unless you get my permission first, or 
well ... I also advise you to do the same 
for anyone else you mention in that way. 
Michael R. Whalley 
Accounting Senior 



Just finished reading your Sept. 21 
issue of the Accent. It is terrific! 
Czerkasij, Student X, Grundset, and Let- 
ters to die Editor were my favorites. I 
can tell you put a lot of work into the 
paper. Layout looks really good. It just 
"feels" like a more serious paper. 
Julie Tillman 

Communications/ Stewardship, 
Georgia-Cumberland Conference 

WSMC memories 


As a boy I Incd in Collegedale dur- 
ing thu early 1980s. I fondly remember 
may parents turning on the radio every 
morning and waking me up to NPR's 
liii'iiir mhji: and \'»>l> I dwards announc- 
ing: ' Tl lis is Morning Edition." 
As irony would have il, here I am 
Bine years later, a freshman on that 
Isjme campus of so long ago. I have rel- 
Eled waking up every morning to the 
^ffis, sounds, and opinions of NPR for 
UOIasl two months, and it burdens my 
mind lo know thai our own college ra- 
^Rtation WSMC will not be broadcast- 
ing NPR any longer. 
|] do applaud WSMC for its firm 

stand in our beliefs and for our rights to 
carry religious programming. I must 
clarify, though, that I am not giving a 
standing ovation. On Oct. 1, after listen- 
ing to Monitor Radio, I will decree my 
verdict. And by the way, if I don't like 
this DeLaney guy, what radio station car- 
ries NPR in our area? 

Efrain A. Poloche 

—According to their own ads. WUTC 

(88.1 PM) began carrying Morning 

Edition and All Things Considered 

starting Oct. 1. 

Voor Ms 

Student involvement in WSMC 


I read your WSMC articles on pages 
3 and 6 (Accent, Sept. 21) and it 
touched my heart. I didn't know what 
was going on last year as far as the ra- 
dio station since I was in Africa. When I 
came back in May, it was sad to dis- 
cover that NPR will not be broadcast 
anymore from WSMC. 

In response to your article and the 
polls in the back of the Sept. 21 issue, I 
would like to know what is the liberty of 
WSMC as far as programming? Does 
WSMC have more time to allow student 
involvement in programming? 

Is it possible to have some kind of a 
student show on the air? Maybe some- 
thing like a hour or two including stu- 

dent testimonies and interviews? Or a 
special announcement time, say 7 p.m. 
on Thursdays? 

I'm more concerned than curious. 
Since die radio is part of die school, 
could we, the students, have a voice? 
I'm asking that because it seems diat 
now the only way to get information is 
the Internet. I believe we could still hold 
some kind of classical form of media, 
and our radio station is one of them. 

Thank you for your time and devo- 
tion to the voicing of students opinions. 
You're holding a privileged position as 
editors. Keep up the good work! 

Nicolas Bosdedorc 
Business Management Jut 


ACA students — a quick look 

Chuuk Journal 

| Miu-i u i Carlos 

n was a beautiful Sunday Id April. 
Some of my sixth grade students and ! 
wereg gon a hike to the top of Six 

su-|>v ;i iic.H'li\ mountain (hill, but 
I'm from Florida.) Since 1 didn't get 
many weekends to myself, this was 
special I was glad to get away from 
all the chores and stress of the 

Leaving the dirt road that led 
:m;iy from the school, we started up a 
narrow trail. 

My students rambled on in 
Chuukeseand 1 was happy just to 
watch them. I bad become very close 
to them In the last few months, and I 
truly treasured these moments with 
them outside the classroom. 

The trail twisted up through the 
dense coconut trees and near die top 
opened up to a grassy slope with a 
breathtaking panorama. 1 looked out 
over die Pacific and I could see where 
the sky melted with the horizon. 
Looking down, die green trees cov- 
ered the mountain down to die small 
village of Wechap. 

I was out of shape and tired, so I 
sat down against a tree, soaking in all 
of the view that I could, it was April 
and 1 couldn't believe my year of 
leaching was almost over. It had gone 
by so fast :ind yet it seemed I'd been 
in Chuuk for years. 

One of the boys climbed a coco- 
nut tree and whacked a few off coco- 
nuts. Each student look turns cutting 
off llie tops to drink die sweet water. 
Oncol tin' In i\s, Arlington, brought a 
coconut, cut off the top widi a ma- 
chete and handed it to me. 

I smiled, "Kmosou Chapur," I 
said practicing my Chuukese for 
"thank you very much." 

Arlington sat down, and for a 
while we just sat there watching the 
others playing in die tall grass, and 
exploring die top of the mountain. 
One boy took off his bandanna and 
tied it lo the top of a flimsy tree that 
blew in the breeze, claiming this spot 
as ours. 

"Mr. Carlos," Arlington finally 


"Why did you come over here to 
Chuuk? 1 ' He looked a! me search- 

I was a bit unprepared for that ques- 
tion. When 1 was deciding lo become 
a Student Missionary, 1 figured it 
would be a good way to see the 
world, and create my own adven- 
tures. 1 dioughl a year off would pro- 
vide a good break from school, and 
help me decide my future career. 

My year overseas did all of dial. 
Bui what mattered most was getting 
to know the people and talking lo 
them from my heart. 

For the next hour on the moun- 
tain and during die slow walk home I 
had die opportunity to talk to Arling- 
ton and the others about whal is re- 
ally important in life. About knowing 

For those of you thinking about 
becoming a missionary — sure, see- 
ing the world is great. But it's the op- 
portunities you get lo share what you 
believe that may change someone's 
life forever. You may find your own 
life changed too. 

Dear Mom . . . 

Student missionaries write home 

"Sunday was ridiculous. We needed 
lo get a load of sand for the building of 
die sauna, so the five of us guys bopped 
onto die seven ton tractor pulled trailer 
for an hour journey along old river bed 
like roads. It was like riding a bucking 

When we arrived at the sand pit we 
saw to our dismay thai it was just dial, a 
ten foot deep sand pit, from the bottom 
of which we were lo get the sand. Not 
only that, bul the bed of Ihe trailer itself 
was a good five feet off die ground! So 
here we were, slinging shovels full of 
sand 1 5 feel high into the back of a sur- 
prisingly elusive seven ton trailer. What 
■a chore! 

After a sweat-drenching hour of 

labor under the hot African sun, the bed 
was finally about two-thirds full, full 
enough so that most of il would stay in 
during the rodeo ride back. Surprisingly 
we had a fairly large pile of sand left 
when we returned, so hopefully we will 
not have to go back for more." 

Chris Knopper 
Kibidula barm Institute, Tanzania 

"The family that I am slaying with 
look us last Sabbadi to the equator. It 
was cool to stand with one foot in die 
Southern Hemisphere and on in die 
Northern Hemisphere." 

Tasba Paxton 

David George 

Despite the fact that 
quite a few Southern stu- 
dents are studying overseas 
dus year, chances are you 
haven't heard much about 

That's because unless 
ihey go on a program spe- 
cifically underwritten by 
Southern, the Records Office 
has no way of knowing who 
diey — students in ACA 
(Adventist Colleges 
Abroad) — are. 
"They've just fallen through die cracks" 
says Susan Brown of the Admissions 

They aren't in the same category as 
student missionaries, and there aren't 
enough of them (direcdy affiliated with 
Southern) to get a department assigned 
to keep up with them, says Brown. 

I'm one of several Southern stu- 
dents who attended Newbold College in 
England hist year. As might be expected, 
overseas students learn about other 
parts of die world, but more impor- 
tantly, diey learn about people. And they 
learn a lot about Americans. 

The French have their English jokes 
and the English have dieir French jokes, 
but everybody has American jokes. 

"They think that all Americans are 
obnoxious, wild, and noisy" says Fresh- 
man Ruthie Kerr, who attended the 
Institut Adventiste du Saleve in 

"Tourists who have gone before us 
have left a strong impression. Residents 
can hear 'So how much is that in real 

Uncertain Duet 

Sari Fordham 

"1 sure hope no one shows for 
Bible class," I thought. 

Second term had just begun and 
that day I'd already taught eight hours. 
Instead of being scheduled for an En- 
glish class, I had my first Bible class 
from 7-8 p.m. 

Bible class is open to anyone, so 
you never know if you will have students 
or not. The latter is normally the unfor- 
tunate case. And whde I did want a 
large class, I wanted it tomorrow. 

Just when I thought surely no one 
was coming, a nervous man walked in. I 
smfled and asked him his name. The 
question momentarily threw him off 
guard but he came back with 
"Tippayawan," a name I wouldn't have 
wanted to say eidier. I found out his 
nick name was "Da." 

When I asked him what level he 
was studying, I really stumped him. For- 
tunately Nam, a more advanced student, 
happened by and informed me he was 
studying grammar. I inwardly groaned. 

Before a student can begin level 
one and master phrases like "My tele- 
phone number is 555-1426," diey take 
grammar. Nam stayed just long enough 

All around the world— Left to right, .Sophomore lM 
Brannan, Mario Kontz (USA) , Josias Esor 
(Mauritius), and Patrick Berna, , 

money?' only so many times b 
get fed up," says Kerr. "Long after 1 j 
justed to mbst of the English cusioiJ 
shopkeepers and bankers alike sti||| 
treated me like a dumb American." 

Despite the fact that people can 
rude, most students agree that diem 
ships are what makes going oversta| 
worth it. "Making friends from all d 
the world is what I liked most" says I 
Sophomore fori Brannan, who at 
Newbold College last year. "iTomgoi 
on weekend trips to trading inMilts.f 
people were die best part." 

Before you've made friends itc^ 
be pretty lonely though. "You carta 
get too much mail!" says Sophor 
Cindy Loor. 

Southern can't be cvpi'itedtotj 
up with all die students oi 
would like to get mail (yes, even in 
from Southern would be worth getli 
but Southern students can. Picture! 
postcards mean a lot to someonefr 
away, so let em know \\ hai s goinga 
home. They just might come back I 

to inform me that Da was very inlej 
ested in Christianity and \\ 
all about it. 

"Oh boy," I thought, and starte| 
with song service. It was a veryui 
tain duet. He didn't know the sor 
even my friends don't care lo ties 

After song senile ;tnd a Hindi | 
needed prayer, I charged in on a 
I had no idea what he knew so 1 1 
with creation. We first read the Bill 
then I explained il, drew ii. wrote <T 
finally acted it out. 

I'm not sure whal Da iinders£fl| 
but he's been faidifully comings 
since. Not only has he been c 
he also brought a friend who c 
speak English eidier. Both menaj 
polite and appreciative for the B" 
study. Each day they quietly file n>| 
pick up a Bible and a songhook J 

Song service has become AT 
with us now. We throw caution 10 ! 
wind and sing loudly and quit el J] 
The lesson has moved from thei| 
man to the birth of Christ. 

And each day I look forwad| 
Bible class. 

October 5, 1995 

Fill this page and win 50 bucks 

It's time to come out of the closet. 

For those of you who 're been secretly stashing away your creativity in steno 
pads on dust-covered shelves, this is your chance to show us (and the rest of 
Southern) what you've got. 

Here's [lie rules: 

• There are three categories: poetry, 
short story, and humor (anytlu'ng 
goes.) We'll award prizes for the top 
two entries in each category. 

• Short stories and humor entries 
should be no more than 1000 words 
in length. 

• All submissions should be typed, with 
die auUior's name and phone number 
on the first page. 

• Submissions may be e-mailed 
(, dropped in 
ihe Accent boxes, or slid under our 
door in the student center. 

• Deadline for entries: Nov. 6. Winners 
will appear in the Nov. 16 issue. 

• Judging will be done by a committee 
comprised of one representative of 
the Accent editorial staff, two faculty 
representatives, and two student rep- 

A Be sure to send in your entries to the 


Slay tuned . . . Next week, well publish the prizes and give you a Jew hot tips on bow to win! 


Softball players end 
up in 'fog' after 
,21 all-night marathon 

October 5, I99J 

Mike Mum "TwSwvui" 
Adam Rivera "The Guru" 

Just after 5 a.m, laslSundaj Eric 
Molina's softball team defeated the 
upset-minded it-am of Tyrone Walker 
10 win all night softball. The fog ilia! 
sel in on the Beld during the champi- 
onship game epitomized the entire 
nighl for many 

Nine hours earlier, 15 leamssei 
out to try their best, have fun, anil 
hopefully . with a litde luck, win the 
whole tourney. 

Overcoming the cool tempera- 
tures, new rules, occasional temper 
outbursts, and several questionable 
umpire calls were some surprise 
teams. The left-for-dead team of Pablo 
Mure/ slasted until 3 a.m. grabbing a 
fifdi place finish. 

k walker's team shocked every- 
one eeaking oul win ;ifter\vin en- 
mnir in .i hnals appearance, coming 
up just short of Molina. 

Pre-tourney favorites Castleberg 
and Peterson found early exits as both 
[cams seemed 10 leave (lieir hearts 
and bats at home. 

When all was said and done, it 
was lite lire and experience of Uric 

Molina and Gari Craze, along with the 
power of Christian l.igliiltaJI thai led 
Molina's team to a well-deserved vic- 

On the girls' side of the hall, 
Brika Freeland's team beat Melinda 
Cross' team to win. Their double- 
eliruinaiiun tournament lasted until 3 
a.m., featuring good Inning ;utd a 
good turnout, Steve Jaecks said it will 
he continued in the future, as it 
should gain more and more support 
every year. 

Whitewater adventure 

Last weekend saw the Ocoee river 
bostlolhe 1995 Ocoee Slalom Chal- 
lenge, a fifth and final World Cup 
event, liver LOO racers from 22 coun- 
ines showed lor a liltle pre-Olympic 

practlce rheflnal Olympic rmalifying 
race will be held April. 

The Ocoee was chosen as the 

third site to hold Olympic slalom Ca- 
noe/kayak competitions. So far over 
45,000 tons of boulders have been 
added along with levees to narrow die 
course so thai me water flows fester. 

litis S^s million wliiicwaier cen- 
ter is the only natural course ever to 
be used iu the Olympics Racers ac- 

customed to artificial courses say 
water Bows more predictably than in 
man-made courses, allowing for con- 
sistent conditions. 

The course Is \M mile long with 
2S strategically placed gates sus- 
pended by cables above the water. 
Racers maneuver downstream 
dirough green-striped poles and up- 
stream through red-striped poles. 
They also must deal with several rap- 
ids such as Humongous and Slam 

Paddlers race against die clock 
for their score. Those with the fastest 
times win, with penalty seconds 
added for missed and touched gates, 

The four events featured last 
weekend were the men's canoe 
single, men's canoe doubles, men's 
kayak single, and women's kayak 
single. Racers who excelled were 
German Thomas Becker, Adanta na- 
tive Richard Weiss. Americans Scott 
Shipley andjoejacobi, Emmaneul 
Brugvin from France, Canadian David 
Ford, and Anne Boixel from France; 

There were several logistical 
problems this weekend that must be 
taken care of by next summer. There 
were 4 public parking areas and one 
media parking area with spectators 
being shuttled back and forth by vans 
and buses. With only the 2,000 that 
showed up this past weekend there 
were many length delays. What is it 
going lo be like next year when an 
expected 14,000 people come? 

This also holds true for seating 
and traffic. Grandstands will be built 
by next year, but there doesn't seem 
to be enough room for many seats. 
The traffic is the worst nightmare, as 
the windy one-lane road is the only 
way to and from die Ocoee. You can 
only imagine what kind of delays will 
lake place at die Games. 

Despite expected head- 
aches, you'll probably have a good 
time in the Ocoee next summer if 
you're interested in the Olympic 
Whitewater events. If you're going, 
know what to expect: traffic prob- 
lems, high prices, and an event that's 
probably more fun to participate in 
than it is to watch for several hours. 

Then again, it's not often you 
have a chance to attend an Olympic 
event in your backyard. 

Rouing on the tmih-Tbis Olympic hopeful competed in the men s 
division of the Ocoee River Slalom Challenge las! weekend. Over 100 racers I 
from 22 countries participated. The Ocoee river is the site of the 1996 j 
I Olympic slalom events, the third natural river in Olympic history to be 
I used. So far, over 45,000 tons of boulders and $28 million has been stink ] 
into the river, tweaking and reconfiguring the water flow. (See article, kfiM 

Oilers on Nashville wish list 

Mike Meuti 

It has been rumored for sometime 
that the Houston Oilers want to move. 
Owner Bud Adams made it clear 
that he doesn't like the teams current 
situation in the Astrodome and would 
like a new stadium, but Houston city 
officials say that a new stadium is not 

Because of tin's, many believe tliat 
Adams will ask the NFL for permission 
to move the franchise very soon. 

But where should they go? Los An- 
geles no longer has a football team and 
it probably won't be too long until that 
large media market gets one. Baltimore 
is another possibility, still sore from los- 
ing the Colts years ago. 

However, these two cities were 
abruptly upstaged last week by Tennes- 
see Governor Don Sundquist's an- 
nouncement that the state would put in 
a bid of $67 million to lure the Oilers to 

Jubilant Nashville Mayor Phil 
Bredesen claimed dus to be "a first 
down at the visitor's 30-yard line" in an 
effort to land the team. 

But don't start celebrating yet. 
There are a few potential flaws in the 
• How will the money be replaced? 
Governor Sundquist says the offer 
will not require a raise in taxes. He 
claims that the state will receive the 
money through sales tax revenues 
and the sale of Oilers parapherna- 

I'lial s ;issiiiiiiii'4 people will I 
flock to see the team play and bu?| 
those new Oilers hats, litis 11 
be such a sure bet in an area 
nated by college spoils. Will Ten- 1 
nessee football fans root for the | 
thirty-year-old, overpaid, 
underworked players as they do j 
young college stars? 

• What will other Tennessee cilia* 
have to say about the ded'ftem 
another hot seat for the govemoffl 
Chattanooga officials are sure to f 
love the idea as long as they are | 
given the $7 million they were 
promised by the state for a 
dium. Memphis and Knoxvilleptj 
ably have their own set of demaD 
as well. 

• Do the Oilers really want to nd 
to Nashville? It doesn't seemlopfl 
cal with major median 
Los Angeles and Baltimore sitfin(| 
empty. Face it, in today's 
the media that sells a team, alocjl 
with promoUonal paraphernal 

Also, don't rule out the poip 

bility thai all this talk could just F 

work as a bargaining chip forBj 

Adams to strike a better deal *»| 

Houston. It certainly worked f( 

New Jersey Devils last spring,' 

were all but packed for Nashn»| 

So don't get too excited about dfl 

Tennessee Oilers yet. Remember, m J 

real football action is not in a si 

council meeting; it's down on thefioj 

Sports byte 

Looking for the latest NFL scores, injury lists, statistics, news, and archives? 

Check oul these sites: 

Team Ml. Came Day: ht(p:/Avww. 

FOX Sports: hHpyAmv.foxsports.coni^portsmevvs^ensroonViifVindex.htnU 

"Professional spohis add smithing to the sp 

i a city together, and even a losing team can provide 
) of common misery." 

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No pain, no gain 

If you need motivation, keep reading . . . 

Jeanc Hernandez 

You set a goal for yourself and to- 
day is tlie day. You're going to do it. As 
die sun streams through the bUnds and 
flickers on your eyelids, you wake up. 

You begin to tie your shoelaces, 
with determination in every movement, 
as you head for a trail you have cut out 
for yourself through the woods. The sun 
Biters down through the trees and the 
air is crisp as you start slowly, rhythmi- 
cally breadiing. 

You start picking up the pace as the 
path winds around the trees, climbing 
and descending. Then comes the chal- 
lenge. The part where you determined 
not to quit. Your pace begins to 
quicken. The climb begins to get 
Steeper. You push yourself, as your 
muscles begin to ache. Sweat rolls off 
four dun and down your shirt, but 
nothing's going to break your stride. 

The pain gets worse, but you have 

reached the point where pain is just 

part of the process to get you there. 

• Your breathing becomes heavier and 

fcyour lungs feel like they're going to 

■ burst. But you can't stop. You have to 

Iush it further litis time. 
You're like a machine now, pacing 
jur every step. You've made it through 
| . the roughest part and now you feel like 
■•you can go forever. You break into a 
^sprint and you feel so free now, so 
'strong. Every muscle in your body is at 

ou see the finish line within view. 

s you cross, there is no crowd 

leering, no one on the sidelines. Just 

you, with the satisfaction of knowing 
you did better than yesterday. 

What is the difference between your 
body and the body of a triathlete? How 
did they get there? Can you do it too, or 
is it only for the strong? According to 
senior Paul Ruhling who will be enter- 
ing the Cohutta Springs Triathlon for the 
ninth time — his fifth time solo — 
"People don't realize the demand their 
body can take if they can nurture a 
higher pain threshold." 

"Why do people have trainers?" 
Paul continues, "It's because they have 
no self-motivation." He believes you 
have to make a goal for yourself and 
then push yourself to achieve it. "It has 
to hurt to gel better," he says. 

The Cohutta Springs triathlon is 
Sunday Oct. 8 and Soudiem students 

Southern's iron men and woutti-Coliegedate Children's 
j Ministry Pastor Jim Herman, below, and Collegedaie Ruhling believes that ;dong with 

Academy Physical Education teacher Ron Reading, left, training, what you eat will make or 

I are joining Southern students and faculty in training break you. His personal diet consists of 

| for the Cohutta springs tri athlon, Sunday Oct. 8. high carbohydrate foods low in fat and 

lots of fruit. His advice for a healthy 

diet? "Avoid processed foods. Basically 

stay away the first Uiree items of die hot 

Senior Jon Fisher feels Southern 
should get involved in more events like 
die triathlon. "If we had events like the 
Jingle Bell Jog, a Midnight Madness 
race (for students) , a moulain-biking 
team road race, or a cross-country or 
track team, it would give me more of an 
incentive to be involved." 

The triadilon will consist of a half- 
mile swim, an 18-mile bike ride, and a 
four-mile run. Forty students have vol- 
unteered half of their day to encourage 
the atldetes by helping with registration, 
giving" out water at the stations through- 
out die course and lifeguarding. Their 
reward? A t-shirt and memories of hav- 
ing been part of a big event wliich pro- 
motes fitness and puts the body to the 

will be competing against each otiier, 
faculty, and community members. But 
do all triathletes compete just to win? 
No. Some students are entering for 
more personal reasons. 

"I've never been in good cardio- 
vascular shape," says Junior Rey 
Descalso, " and I thought hey, die 
triathlon is a good motivation." Since 
deciding on participating in die 
triathlon, Rey has trained six days a 
week between four and seven in the 

Triathlons are extreme endurance 
events and require proper training. 
"I've never been in a triathlon," says 
Freshman Joe Adams "but when it 
comes to training you need a goal and 
a strong will. You're not a failure until 
you stop trying." 

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he diva dies? 


I don't feel dead. 
I In laser tag, you have more lives 
e cat, a very fortunate 
* if speed isn't one of your gifts. 
[ The fast-paced game of laser tag 
il be played in a course designed spe- 

illy for laser warfare or, if you care 
tovest in laser equipment, in the loca- 
[ of your choice. 
|My introduction to laser tag took 

e at an indoor course in Gadinburg, 

At first die players met in a briefing 
to learn the rules and hear safety 

iParticipants were divided into red 
fm a green teams consisting of about 
■probers each. Each team, after re- 
SjMng a laser lag gun and sensor vest, 
Ujfged their weapons on a lit panel 
^T°u would see in Tron c 


■Kfuturistic space show. Then the 
fe^f pp to establish astrategy 19 , 

defend their home base. 

The base was a room with a laser 
sensor on the ceiling. If the opposite 
team members reached the base and 
deactivated die sensor by shooting it 
three times, they scored points. Like 
most games, the object of laser tag was 
to score die most points. 

Anodier way to score points was to 
shoot members of the opposite team in 
the chest, back, or hit their gun. The 
different colored chest plate sensors 
should have helped distinguish one 
team from another, but many of the par- 
ticipants ended up shooting their own 
players and scoring negative points, 

The course added the finishing 
touch to the atmosphere of die game. 
Filled with partitions, bizarre shapes, 
and futuristic music, the black light 
gleamed off the twisted fluorescent 
shapes and chest plate sensors of the 
teams, lending an eerie quality to the 
..whole game. 

Once players were hit six limes, 
they were considered dead and had 
to return to a re-energizing station. 
When players were hit, their guns 
were deactivated for ten seconds, and 
they had to run so the person who 
shot them wouldn't hit them again. 
The maze-like course made il hard lo 

"Once I went to the opposite 
team's re-energizing station," says 
Senior Tom Goddard, "and 1 couldn'l 
figure out why my gun wouldn't 

After a half hour of fast-paced 
tag, the music ended and we were 
forced to leave. 

"It was so much fun," says Sopho- 
more Sandra larsen, "but die time was 
too short." 

F.ach of the players received a per- 
sonal score sheel with information re- 
garding die number of hits, points 
scored, and information about who hit 


Much to die distress of laser lag 
player extraordinaire, Tom Goddard, I 
was awarded the title of Zap Meister for 
my high score. 1 hope that some day he 
wUl forgive me, or at least allow a 

Overall, laser lag was well worth 
the seven dollars spenl. 


October 5, 199j.l 


A iocai ancis— Local Destiny troupe members (from left) Sophomore 
Willjobns mul Senior Jim Lounsberry during practice last week. 

Creative church for 

Charisa Bauer 

Do you ever feel that church is ba- 
sically the same old service every week? 
Then you'U want to attend the Col- 
legedale Seventh-day Advenn'st Church, 
which is planning some creative wor- 
ship services in upcoming months. 

These services will be designed to 
get the congregation involved. But even 
more important than involvement is to 
get them to think, says Senior Pastor Ed 

"People gain more when forced to 
think," he says, "rather than just going 
^^ through the motions." 
\ vl The main idea of die new church 
services is to worship through participa- 
tion. On Oct. 7, the service will focus on 
hospitality, it will In.' givai by residents 
in the community, along with college 

"I think it's good that the church is 
giving the students the opportunity to 
get involved," says Sophomore Greg 

Zinke is one of the students in- 
volved in organizing the hospitality ser- 
vice. This service will include special 
music by the vocal group Remnant and 
skits by Destiny Drama Company. The 
special service will be held during the 

second service, in order to attract more 
college students. 

On Oct. 14, there will be a 
hymnfest. The Southern Singers along 
with the Collegedale Academy Madri- 
gals, will perform various pieces. The 
congregation will also be involved in 
this service, which will focus on the life 
of Christ. 

If singing is not for you, then you 
may prefer the Nov. 4 service centering 
on creation. There will be live animals 
for the children (and adults) to pet. 
The traditional "Celebration of 
Thanks" service will be held Nov. 18. 
The congregation will be invited to 
bring food up to the front of the church 
to be handed out in Thanksgiving bas- 
kets. The congregation will also have an 
opportunity to write notes of thanks to 
family and friends. 

Wright says die creative church ser- 
vices will continue throughout the year. 
A number of services will involve stu- 
dent planning and participation. 

"I think these services are a good 
idea," says Junior Lenny Towns. "In the 
past die Collegedale Church has been 
projected more towards the older gen- 

Destiny forms two 

Rvan D. Hill 

II was bound to happen. You could 
say that ii was destiny. 

Everyone's heard die phrase "no 
one can be in two places at once." This 
year, Destiny Drama Company plans to 
prove that statement wrong. 

Born of the idea to minister both 
near and far, the Destiny Drama Local 
Troupe formed. The "home team," as 
dubbed by its members, is described in 
a memo from Destiny Director James 
Appel to members as "a resource for 
die Collegedale Church, Koinonia, and 
odicr CARE ministries." 

Appel, a senior, says that the troupe 
will not have a core of skits or sketches 
that they perform like the traveling 

troupe, but rather they will provide 
topic-appropriate skits and sketches M 
an xs-needed basis to local organia.l™ 
tions, inside and outside the denomj 
tion. I 

"It's a unique opportunity to reJI 
out to our Adventist churches anil lo " 
odier churches," says Senior Delton | 
Chen, in his third year in Destiny and! 
currenUy a local troupe member. Sol/ 
only about three dates have been sell 
the troupe, but as the year progress! 
and the troupe gets more publicity, i|) 
hoped that number will increase. \ 

"Since it's such a new tlung.we 
don't really know what to expect," sJ 
one troupe member, "but God does."! 

A local perspective on] 
the religious right 

Eric Stubbert 

Religion Professor Dr. Norman 
Gulley attended the Christian Coalition 
Convention recently in Washington, D.C. 
Gulley says he has an interest in the 
Christian Coalition because it deals di- 
recUy with his last day events class. 

"The Christian Coalition is perhaps 
the most influential factor in American 
politics as we look to the fulfillment of 
Rev. 13," says Gulley. "It will not take 
much to turn their moral agenda into a 
future Sunday law." 

While all but two of the Republican 
candidates were present at the Christian 
Coalition Convention, Gulley says "The 
Christian Coalition claims to be spon- 
soring a moral agenda rather than a 
particular political party." The govern- 
ment cannot be the means of promoting 
moral values, says Gulley. 

"While I was there, there were 

some moral concerns I could honeslM 
agree with," he says. "But what I dow 
agree with is the way they go about it 1 

As Seventh-day Adventists, we miffl 
stand on our own and not be too clod 
united with the Christian Coalition, sdl 
Gulley. He says we should stand for onl 
morals, whether they are supported™ 
the Christian Coalition or not. "I thiol] 
we should be a light to this world," 
Gulley says. "We should be known fori 
our stand on moral issues," 

Gulley says the Religious Liberty jl 
Department of the General ConfereooS 
is taking an active role in making 
people aware of the agenda of the 
Christian Coalition and how it will d| 
religious liberty. Through Liberty a 
zine, edited by Clifford Goldstein, "ffll 
are doing an excellent job of inform!™ 
thought leaders about what is going j 
on," says Gulley. 

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Dig out your broom 
skirt, your kilt, your 
moccasins, your best 
sombrero . . . 

Ilt's Folk Festival time! 

Folk singers from around the country are convening in Chattanooga for the 
Ylth national Polk Festival. They come from Louisiana, Maryland, South Texas, 
Irkansas, North Carolina, Alaska, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Chat- 

tttmooga. For three days, Oct. 6-8, they will entertain audiences with Cajun, 

Uolka, Irish, blues, gospel, rockabilly, and many other ethnic varieties of music. 

IDoug Hilliard andjonanlban Mahorney give us a little background and a sneak 





| "Red and yellow, black and white 
[all are precious in God's sight ..." 
I No matter where you grow up in 
[the United States there are people of 
different ethnic backgrounds. 
I As a kid in South Dakota I experi- 
enced die different heritages of Souix 
land Mandan Indian tribes and white 
[emigrant farmers from Russia, Norway, 
[and Germany. 

1 I remember going to a Souix Indian 
[pow wow and watching Indians dressed 
[in traditional clothing performing an- 
[dent chants and dances. 
[ I also worked on a farm for several 
nears with a German family and one 
Bummer we went to a centennial cel- 
ebration in Eureka, South Dakota. 

People paraded through the streets 
wearing traditional clothes and per- 
forming a mix of American and German 

The cultures of those around me 
have always been interesting, and I've 
always wanted to learn more. If you feel 
the same or want some adventure here 
is your chance. On October 6-8 Chatta- 
nooga will host die 57th National Folk 
Festival. There will be ethnic food, tribal 
art, craft demonstrations, parades, 
dance parties, and five performance 
stages featuring music from ancient Es- 
kimo tribal chants to Anglo-Celtic song 

It will be a fun and exciting atmo- 
sphere so ya'll come down and enjoy 
with Jonathan and I, ya hear? 

Folk fest music highlights 


Aquarium Stage 

7:00 P m Evening Concert 

American Indian Music & Dance Troupe 

Johnson Mountain Boys 


Mingo saMiur v su;, Outros Tremnnlos Isp.ul.i.s 



jm Stage 

1:11(1 p ii 

2:00 p m 

4:00 p ii 

e Martin Arr 


> Stage 

12:S0pm Djtmo Kouyalc 

1:15 pm solus 

2:15 p m Accordian Unrk< null Inlm William-. Miii^i Saidivar. Jnhn Slaiiky 

3:0D p ni Warner WiIIi.hik s lay Si i rour 

4:00 p m Johnson Mo aln Boys 

Hunter Tent Stage 

11:15 a.m Jen) McCain 

12:00 p in Miiiivi s ikliur 

1:00 p.m Slanky ,\ ih.- dial Miners 

2:00 p m Beau Jnaiiic s die A. km Ik Hollers 

3:30 p.m American Indian Music &Danc« troupe 

4:0(Ip.m Solas 

5:00 p.m Dance Pany wilh Sleepy UBeef 

Hunter Auditorium Stage 

11:45 a.m I.u Peng 

12:30 pm WaroerV/lUJams 

Chuna Mclnlyre 

..Old Harp Singers of Easl Tennessee 
Djimo Kouyale 

3:00 p.m 

4:15 p.m 

Special Events 

11:45 a.m Chinese I Inn Dancers ai Hunk r Mumiiiii I'la/a 

1:00 p.m Pinetles parade from Amplnilicaicr in lluniei sue 

3:00 p m El Toro Huaco — Nicaragn.ui -irecl Ihealer ml A.jiiiii inn) I'h/.i 

4:00 p.m Chinese Dancers on Aquarium Plaza 

Iohaihan Mahorney 

|fllNC0 Saidivar— 

Mingo Saidivar is one of 
lie most innovative and v 
He accordionists in Tejano 
pnjunto history." A native of 
Sin Antonio, Saidivar has 

performing conjunto 
jusic for 48 years. His band 
Espadas cimibincs traditional 
eiano rhythms (polka, waltz, 

Blapango) with country, rhytlim and 
ncs, and rock-n-roll. 


Beau Jocque was a welder on a oil 
|g in the Gulf until a serious accident 
ped him into early retirement. Soon 
mvard he started playing zydeco n 
1c, a mixture of rhythm and blues, 

Cajun. and blues native to I. 
Accordionist Beau Jocque and the 
Zydeco Hi-Rollers are currently die hot- 
test band on the Creole dance hall cir- 
cuit in Southwest Louisiana and East 
Seamus Ecan and Sola -Irish music 

Seamus was part of Mick Maloney's 
Greenfield of America. Since last year 
he has put togedier a new band, which 
contains several very talented, contem- 
porary Irish-American musicians. This 
new band can be heard on PBS docu- 
mentary and will be heard on an up- 
coming movie called "The Brother's 
The Iohnson Mountain Bors— Beuecrass 

This five piece bluegrass band has 
been performing at folkfest and other 
such fesdvals since 1979- Many of there 
songs are hard hitting traditional blue- 

Minco Saidivar 

grass tunes, but they also do some own. 

slower bluesy ballads. The lead singer is Other types of music also being per- 

very emotional with the songs, and also formed: Tex-Mex, Chinese, Eskimo, 
quile witty with the audience. For all you Plains Indian, gospel, polka, jazz and 
yodeling fans out there, this is the band! rockabilly. 
This group can only be fully experi- 
enced in concert. 
The Pinettes— New Orleans Brass Band 

These Catholic high school girls 
from New Orleans are the keepers of 
the time-honored New Orleans brass 
band. They have performed at several 
large festivals including the Mardi Gras, 
where they show that they can hold tlieir 





Because she loved clouds 

Lahisa Myks 

Daryl Cole has a dream. And il be- 
gan with a girl he never met. 

The dream. A place where anyone 
can go to "escape." 

The girl. Tara Dawn Belles. She 
died June '). She was 16 years old. 

"For some reason," says Cole, 
"when Tara died it affected me in a 
slrange way. I feel like for some reason 
Cod pui her in my heart." 

A student at Collegedale Academy 
(CA), Tara "loved laughter, she loved 
music, she loved life, and she lived it to 
the fullest," said her father, Bill Belles at 
her funeral. 

She'd been out on Parksville Lake 
dial Friday afternoon, hanging on to the 
back of the boat— unknowingly breath- 
ing fumes from the boat's exhaust. 

She complained of a headache, let 
go of the boat, slipped out of her life 
preserver. Rescue workers found her 
two days later, 105 feel beneath the sur- 
face of the water. 

After attending the funeral, Cole 
couldn't get Tara out of his head. 

"Her friends say she was the type of 
person who always wanted everyone to 
be involved. She didn't like to see 
people sitting on die sidelines," says 
Cole. "At her funeral her father said, 
'She never met Will Rogers, but she 
lived his motto to the fullest. She never 

met a person she didn't love 

"My eyes were opened," Cole 
"to a need for a place for 
Christians to get togedier and 
feel no pressure. A few 
friends and I were talking 
and we came up with Idle 
idea ofl a coffee shop-type 

Thus, Cloud Escape was 
conceived. "Cloud, because 
Tara loved clouds," Cole says. 
"Escape can mean a lot of 
things. Escape from die stress 
of the world," the dress 
codes, the pressures . . . 
Here's the plan. 
The cafe, possibly con- 
structed on Little Debbie 
Parkway, will include a loft, a 
stage, big couches, a grafltti 
wall, a pado. 

There'll be talent nights, 
concerts, an unstruclered 
format, a Chrisdan focus. A 
place, says Cole, where you can just be 

Cloud Escape will by run by "Gen- 
eration Xers" for "Generation Xcrs," he 

He emphasizes die idea that he 
wants the cafe to be a unique atmo- 
sphere that is created, sustained and 
enjoyed by this younger generadon. 

He brought the idea before CA on 
Sept. 12, and he says he's received noth- 
ing but positive feedback ever since. 

"1 gave a worship talk at CA," Cole 
says. "No one knew me. 1 mendoned 
[die idea] briefly at the end [of the 
talkl , and JO students came up to me 

The next day, 20 more wanted to 

October 5, ujl 

help, and the list has been growing. 

Cole recently spoke for two 
Thatcher Hall worships and Carrie 
Young presented the ideas during « ,1 
ships in Talge Hall. 

"A lot of people are really excitedl 
about it," he says. 

Cole is In the process of forming 
committees of interested students to 
inform the public, fund raise, plan foil 
future growth, and design the insidedl 
the cafe. He hopes to have plans dm 
up for Cloud Escape in the near funn 

Cole is actively seeking those wh»J 
want to contribute in any way they a 

Cole sees tills as more than justal 
hangout for Soudiern and C\ studo™ 
"It's not only going to he for SDAs,"!JI 
says. "It will be a Christian alternati™ 

In the future, Cole envisions sand [ 
volleyball courts, a half pike for toUfll 
blading and a climbing wall. 

Funding, he says, he's not woniaM 
about. He already has several donotsl 
in mind. 

He's not worried about the woidl 
getting out eidier. He says he plans to I 
notify local papers, television si 
and FM 102.7, Chattanooga's contera-i 
porary Christian music station. 

Cole emphasizes that he does nofl 
want the cafe to become a shrine to V 
Tara. Just a place that carries out the] 
best of who she was. 

Along the Promenade ... in October 

26 Chattanooga Times, plus a pen and 

E.O. Grundsfi 

Inasmuch as the lasl Soul hern Ac- 
cent alluded to the fad that backpacks 
are an omnipresent characteristic of the 
'90s, let's check out the contents of a 
few tliis afternoon to find out what bur- 
dens students carry around. 

One faculty member told me in jest 
when 1 was starting out on my walk, "I 
doubt if you'll find any books in them!" 
Well, we'll soon find out. 

The first pack to be investigated 
belongs to Jarcd Harris, a junior com- 
puter science major from Springfield, 
Vl. He's carrying a nondescript green, 
but very sturdy backpack. Inside it we 
found: This Present Darkness (a novel 
about struggles between Christians and 
new-agers), a notebook filled with 
"stuff," a calculus text, a fork, and an 
"Extend" pen. 

Darla Edwards, a media-technology 
major from Medford, Ore., was carrying 
a huge white bag covered with bright 
fish in which we found a printing tech- 
nology text, a matii communication text 
plus workbook, a folder crammed with 
notes and frazzled paper, a disc, a letter, 
a desk-top publishing source, the Sept. 

Vernon Chin, a biology major from 
Brampton, Ont., had a Glacier back- 
pack (black trimmed with maroon 
stripes) , and in it he carried a plant sys- 
tematics text, a black notebook, a 
Southern statement that he was going to 
make a copy of for "proof," an envelope 
containing pictures, and a receipt from 
the Campus Shop. Fascinating . .-. but, 
hey, we did find textbooks, faculty 

What's happening on this bright 
autumn afternoon? 

• Landscape Services trucks are 
zooming up and down the prom- 
enade hauling lawn mowers and 
workers around; 

• someone is practicing on a clarinet 
(mostly scales); 

• a mockingbird (that'll be a North- 
ern Mockingbird) perched on top 
of a holly tree is singing its head off; 

• Daryl Cole (from publications) is 
taking pictures of scenery and stu- 
dents for a publication called View 
Book. He explained that there is 
also a look Book but they're going 
to combine the two, and that will 
probably be called the LookView 
(ugh). The logistics here are quite 

By the way, the banana trees in the 
triangle-shaped flower bed on the lower 

promenade are enormous. Below them 
are red Salvia, Hibiscus bushes, and 
Coleus plants — but, someone needs to 
pick off all the Coleus (lowers and then 
the leaves will flourish and grow like 
crazy. After all, the reason you grow Co- 
leus is for the foliage and not for spindly 
Dowers (I know about these things!) 
A quick survey of the parking lot 
between Lynn Wood Hall and the Gar- 
den of Prayer revealed several interest- 
ing out-of-state cars: a black Toyota 
Cressida from North Carolina with the 
word ROSITAGE on the plate, which I'm 
told stands for Rosita Age, Marca Age's 
Little sister; a Hyundai Elantra from 
Georgia with "Oakley thermonuclear 
protection" (whatever that is) embla- 
zoned on the trunk plus a Calvin and 
Hobbs-behind-the-eight-ball decal 
splattered on the rear window; a Mer- 
cury Topaz from Kentucky with a tem- 
porary SC parking permit inside the 
rear window. 

Well, the Joker came out last week 
at a promenade supper event. It's a 
great pictorial record filled with a 
wealth of coded information (besides 
the pictures themselves.) I like the 
maps giving the location of SDA 
churches in die area and the maps of 
Collegedale and Chattanooga, but how 
come the Collegedale map is twice as 
large as the one of Chattanooga? And, 
why didn't someone arrange the birth- 

day names in alphabetical order? The! 
cover and the divider pages are don 
and artistic. A quick glance ihroughlT 
pages reveals these facts: 

• At Southern this semester thereij 
21 Jennifer's, 14 Julie's, 13 
Christie's, 12 Heidi's, 8 Stephan 
8 Sarah's, but alas, only oneYotjj 
Kim who assumes nothing! 

• There are in attendance: 21 E 
21 Jason's, 15 Mark's, HErfl&J 
Mike's, 13 Brian's, 4 Tony's but, j 
sad, only one Zach Gray who is 
voted to only you and is very leg 
and laid back! Well, if you sa] 

• Most of the names are compt 
sible bull think I'll have a lidle | 
trouble spelling and pronounti 
Steven Miljatovic, Matthew 
Platinsky, Jennifer Defibaugh, ( 
ity and David Amponsah, andp 
Zabolotney— not to forget Heal 
and Katie Pomianowski from r 
Charlotte, Ha. 
So, here we are in October, raj J 

solutely most favorite month. EnjoyJ 
yellow goldenrod, the dogi 
maples turning red and orange, t! 
chrysanthemums and pumpkins 
up at the vegetable stands, and W j 
World Series— if we can figure ff™ 
folderol of these wild-card playoSsj 
determine who the two top teams'^ 
See you again Nov. 2 -M I 



-Mr. Smarty 
i M Pants 


today, as a settee for our read- 
me will begin ;i new feature culled 
in/ir/y-I'tints, a column dedi- 
land designed for providing an- 
s instilling trust, and making it 
i it ) .1 it n j I c.1 i'mi i ill Inrdona- 

Qtw-fiim: Why did you choose a 
Lne like "Mr. Smarty-Pants?" 
)lr Smarty-Pants; "Mr. Skinny Guy 
with (he Thick Glasses and Thinning 
[fair" took too long to write. 
Q: I air enough. Well, for our first 
tjiit'Mion, we'd like to know why your 
[-.its p'ip when an airplane descends 
even though the cahin is pressurized. 
\tr. SP; Good question. A fair question, 
A question that begs to be iinswered. 
Q: is Mr. Smarty- Pan is stalling because 
he doesn't know? 
Mr. SP: Sometimes Mr. Smarty-Pants 

want to tell. Next question. 
Q: What is your view regarding the 
constitutional crisis plaguing the 
Villejo administration in Caracas? 
1/;: SP; Well, let's remember that cur- 

•nls are the pulse of life. To 
lave credibility, one must immerse 
themselves in learning to fully ascert- 
ain ever] situation. 
« You don't have a clue, do you? 
Mr. SP: Not really, but if you'd ask. I 
lo have ;ui opinion ;ls to why you're 
Iways hungry after eating Cliinese 

■. What's your take on 


[■We don't cat 

ie O.J. trial? 

?, sp : What? 

'■ You know. O.J, 

V. SP: Ah, yes. lint only a glass for 


Q: You know what, you're no Mr. 
Smarty-Pants. More like Mr. Semi- 
Sm arty-Shorts, if you ask me. 
Mr. SP Mr, Smarty-Pants is not going 
to lower himself into name-calling with 
a moron like you. Do you have any 
other questions? 

Q: All right, here's one we just made 
up. Let's just imagine that we know 
where you live and have rigged a 
nuclear device to your house. Hypo- 
thetical!;/ sneaking, how many tea- 
spoons of matter will be left over after 
detonation, including the grandfather 
clock at the end of die hall on the sec- 
ond floor. 

Mr. SP: Mr. Smarty-Pants doesn't like 
the tone of this question. 
Q: And let's add a warhead or two in 
the shower stall downstairs. 
Mr. SP: According lo my calculations, 
that figures to be between two or tliree 

Q: Does dial include die rock collec- 
tion from your Aunt Peach in Hayseed, 
Neb., which you keep in green 
Tupperware bowls in the basement? 
Mr. SP: Make that four grams. Well, 
kiddies, look at how the time has 
flown! Mr, Smarty-Pants is getting tired 
and would like to book that one-way 
deket to South America, so just run 
along now until later. 

Hey, wasn't that an exciting col- 
umn? If we ever hear from Mr. Smarty- 
Pants again, he'll be writing us from 
the jungles of Brazil, where he prom- 
ises to finally finish his book, Radio- 
activity: Everyone's Little Friend. 

ivamuc. Umm to a 


—Ambrose Biehce 
The Dtvii's Dicwmsy, 1906 

Read the Accent 

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',!' Hi 

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t==^P=*|Lj/ i 



r home offices ill Cmrpsh Trailer I'm I'. " lifer. 
v amlilii I bundle. " 

Top ten reasons 
students returned 
to Southern 

Darvl Cole 

Victor Czehkasii 

Written from on 

met a tornado u 

10. Pasta Bar! 

9. Hope thai dorm key cards around neck will pass you off as a Marine. 

8. Got lost in Summit and haven't had the courage to leave since. 

7. Couldn't wait for thejoker to come out because it makes your driver's license 

picture look good by comparison. 
6. Taco Bell in Ooltewah! 

5. Fell for the "You Can See The Olympics from Our Campus!" ad. 
4. Still waiting in line from last year to sit in the gazebo. 
3. Heard about a liberal on campus and wanted lo see what one looks like. 
2. Trying lo see how far the family inheritance will go. 
1. Have to gel married some day. 


What does the O.J. Simpson 
trial say about today's society? 

"What O.J. trial; 
Julie Boskind 
Nursing Senior 

"It says that we're desperate for 

justice, and we don't have any." 

Sharna Keebn 

Nursing Senior 

"It shows how desperate we are for 
entertainment. Get a life America." 
Heather Morse 

"It says that ii doesn't matter whether you're innocent or 

guilty. Us how nuich money wui have for your defense." 

Brandon Willis 

e Senior 


What is your roommate's mosTf 
annoying habit? 

"My sister always leaves the toilet seat up." 
Earl Gensolin 
English Senior 

"He steals my gum." 


Secondary Education Junior 

"She doesn't talk enough." 

Leta Sowers 

Office Administration Freshman 

"He sets the alarm and lets it p 
and play and play and play . . . 

Michael Stewart 
English Sophomore 

Community Calendar 


Of Earth and Cotton — sculpture and 
photos, Hunter Museum, thru Oct. 8 
Outdoor Clothesline Show — eight ;irt- 
isls in :in outdoor exhibit. River Gallery, 
400 E, Second St., Oct. 7-8, Sat., 10 
a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. 
Myths & Legends of India 's Warli 
Tribes Peoples: An Exhibiton of Paint- 
ings — Hunter Museum, thru Oct. 8 
"Coastal Patterns " — art work by 
George Cress, Hunter Museum, thru 
Oct. 15 

AVA All-Member Exhibition— 
Waterhouse Pavilion, Miller Plaza, Oct. 

Family Under Fire — lile in Chattanooga 
during the Civil War, Chattanooga Re- 
gional History Museum.Oct. 9-March 
10, 1996. 


Curator's Civil War series: "Vflio Lived 
Here? Market Street, Chattanooga, 
1864" — Chattanooga Regional History 
Museum, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. 

| KR's Puce presents 

A KKs Place presents.., *■— 


Edward Hopper and His Silenced 
Colaborator — Hunter Museum audito- 
rium, Oct. 10, 6 p.m 
Art History: Sculpture — Hunter Mu- 
seum, Oct. 10, 9:30-1 1a.m. 
Process & Technique — Hunter Mu- 
seum, Oct. 10. 11:45-1 p.m. 
Douglas Bedient— Collegedale S.D.A. 
Church, Oct. 12,10:30 a.m. 
Art History: Photography — Hunter Mu- 
seum, Oct. 12, 9:30-11:15 a.m. 
Art History: Printmaking — Hunter 
Museum, Oct. 12, 11:30-12:30 p.m. 
Nicbelodeon Live — Memorial audito- 
rium, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. 
Art History: Contemporary Glass — 
Hunter Museum, Oct. 17,9:30-11:15 

Tour Intro: "The Shape of Things"— 
Hunter Museum, 1 1:30-12:30 p.m. 
History and Architecture of the 
Hunter Mansion — Hunter Museum, 
Oct. 19, 9:30-11 a.m. 


Joy Electric— Metro Cafe, Oct. 6, 8 


Love Coma— Metro Cafe, Oct. 7, 8 p.m. 

Bruce Ashton, piano — Ackerman Au- 

ditorium, Oct. 8. 8 p.m. 
Chattanooga Symphony Concert — 
Ravel, Rozsa, Schumann and guest cel- 
list Peter Rejito, Tivoli Theatre, Oct. 12, 
8 p.m. 

Bob Strontberg, musician and story- 
teller— -lies P.E. Center, Oct. 16. 8 p.m. 
Chattanooga Symphony "Fanfare Dis- 
' cover Concert" — Tivoli Theatre, Oct. 
13,8 p.m. 

Melodramatic Wallflowers — Metro 
Cafe, Oct. 14, 8 p.m. 
Simone Pedroni — pianist, Fine aRls 
Center at UTC. 

The Beach Boys— UTC Arena, Oct. 19, 
7:30 p.m. 

Fall Festivals and Fairs 

national Story telling Festival — 

Jonesborough, Tenn., Oct. 6-8 

National Polk Festival— Downtown 

Chattanooga, Oct, 6-8 

Pioneer Day & Music Pest— CrossvUle, 

Oct. 6-7 

Annual Autumn Children 's Festival — 

Tennessee Riverpark, Oct. 14-15 


"Peter Pan "—The Little Theatre of 
Chattanooga, Oct. 5-7 

Jesus Christ Superstar — Memorial Ar-| 
ditorium, Oct. 18,8 p.m. 
Charlotte's Web— The Utile ThealreH 
Chattanooga at St. Mark's I'niled Mtttfl 
odist Church. Oct. 13&2I), 7:30 p.m 
Oct. 14-15&21-22, 2:30 p.m. ' 


The Blue Kite— 2, Chinese him, Oct 
8, Thurs., 7:30 p.m., Raccoon Moot] 
Room, UTC University Center; Fri. & | 
Sat, 7:30 p.m., Grote Hall, Urn. 1 » \ 
Sun., 2:00 p.m., Raccoon Mountain | 

A New England Sampler — irav 
Memorial Auditorium, 7:30 p.n 
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman— -a TafM* 
ese film, Oct. 12-15, same schedulejj 
"The Blue Kite" 


Outside Vespers— behind lies P-E.C 
ter, CABL Cafe to follow, Oct. 6, 8pJi] 
Royal Day— v/rile a note to make 
someone's day, Oct. 9 
Praise Crusade '95— Don Moen,j4 
Alamario, Abraham Laboricl andanj 
star worship band, Memorial Audilo-I 
rium, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. 


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New magnetic locks: blessing or curse? 

Notice anything un- 
usual about this 

Trust us— Something is 

different. Find out what on THERN COL 

Weekend Weather 

ToDAY-Sunny. High near 78. 
Friday— Partly sunny, cooler. 
High near 73- 
Saturday — Sunny. High 
near 75- 

1VI0 CtORCf 

Two weeks ago, Hurricane Opal 
in't only get students out of classes; it 
Jtept everyone out of Brock Hall. 

"There was no way to get in," says 

n Dos Santos of Business Administra- 
\n, "I was kept out of my office until 

Unlike conventional locks, the mag- 
lit lock system that has recently been 
stidlnlin Brock Hall (and several 

other places around campus) needs 
electricity to operate. When the power 
was off for eleven hours on Oct. 5, the 
building simply locked down. 

"That's the way the system works," 
says Dale Tyrrell, director of Campus 
Safety, "It secures the building." While 
tliis is safer than having the mecha- 
nisms unlock when the power goes off, 
it is a nuisance. Campus Safety is aware 

of this problem: "We're planning to put 
in more battery backup to keep the sys- 
tem up," says Tyrrell, "It's expensive, 
but we're looking into it." 

When electricity was restored, Cam- 
pus Safety's frustrations weren't over. 
The power outage reset the clock on the 
computer control system, says Tyrrell. 
The computer's clock, just like an 
alarm clock, reset to 12:00 a.m. Since 


^Bitui. See slort\ page 2. 

Car stolen from church parking lot 

Stacy Spauiding Delay 

When Junior Maydele Jorge's par- 
ents traveled from Chicago to Southern 
1,1. to *" ilCT l:isl weekend, they were ex- 
pecting a quiet weekend in the country. 
"Jut instead, after Collegedale 
Church senices last Saturday; ihey 

found a pile of broken glass where their 
car was parked a short time before. 
Someone broke a window and stole 
dicir white '93 Toyota Camry. 

Jorge says she was shocked. "Col- 
legedale seems like the perfect little 
town," she say, "like you could leave 

iside . . . 

it pleads not guilly 2 

coming soon i 

: Opal 5 

Bjrials 6 

ihe editors 7 

Koors 8 

Blhalon """Ill 

■Bck gallery show 13 

Km \ 14 

Humor ic 


your doors unlocked at night.' 

Jorge says there were some irre- 
placeable items inside the car at the 
time. "My father is a pastor," she says. 
"Inside the car was the Bible that was 
given to him when he converted to Ad- 

"My parents took it pretty easy," she 
says. "They believe that there is always a 
purpose when something happens, that 
it's in God's plan." 

Jorge's parents found a ride home 
with another visitor who happened lo be 
from Chicago also. 



I* 1 1 1 

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what it would be like in Mike and 
Adam's perfect world on page 10. 

the building should normally be locked 
at that time, the computer kept the 
doors locked until the problem was 

This, says Junior Todd McFarland, 
employee at Instructional Media, dem- 
onstrates an obvious safety hazard. 

"The magnetic locks are a fire haz- 
ard, they're a a pain in the rear, and 
they don't work right," he says. 

Case in point. Employees at the 
WSMC radio station had to enter and 
exit the facility via two upside-down 
trash cans and a hallway window. 

If students and teachers were 
locked inside rather than outside Brock 
Hall, says McFarland, the potential for 
disaster in the case of fire would be sig- 
nificant and frightening. 

While this is the most noticeable 
problem that has occurred with the 
locks, there have been others. 

"I could name 101 ways to get in." 
says Jason Wilhelm, supervisor of 
Brock's MacLab. "They expect their sys- 
tem to be secure, but it's not. I've gotten 
in |the lab] with nothing more than an 
Accent. " Normally, Campus Safety can 
tell who enters a carded door, says 
Wilhelm, but when access is gained 
without a card there is no way to know 
who got in. 

On one occasion while Wilhelm 
was in the lab. the power blinked off 
several times and the lab door opened 
on its own, he says. "For a lab like this, 
I don't think it's the best approach." 

Since these problems have been 
reported, conventional locks, in addi- 
tion to the magnetic locks, have been 
reinstalled in the MacLab. The problems 
can be fixed, says Tyrrell, bill at the mo- 
ment there is loo much work for this 
office to keep up with. 

Despite the problems that the new 
locks have caused, they do have ben- 
efits. When someone looses a conven- 
tional key, the whole lock must be 
changed, says Tyrrell, but with this sys- 
tem, when a card is lost, ii can be in- 
slantly deactivated. Also, people can be 
given access to buildings at only certain 
times of the day or days of the week, 
and it only takes one card for all autho- 
rized atxess. 


October 19, | 

Southern student uninjured in accident 

SltPHANll Guih 

A rainy fun-filled Sabbath afternoon 
lumed nightmare. Thai's what Saturday, 
Oct. 14, was for Sophomore Elizabeth 
Schull and Senior Scott Grivas. 

Cruising back from a day at the 
park with friends, Schult, Grivas, and 
puppy Shalzie found themselves staring 
in the face of danger. Upside-down in a 

Schull's Jeep Wrangler hydroplaned 
first in one direction, then die next, 
ending up on die opposite side of the 

Under die Jeep lay Schult, trapped. 
Grivas was able to clamber oul lus side. 
Shalzie was thrown mil of Ihe window 

into the grass. 

"Liz was freaking me oul a Little," 
said Grivas, "because she kepi asking 
me the 'What did we do today?' I would 
answer her and dien she would ask me 
again three minutes later." 

"The paramedics were there in 
about five minutes," says Grivas. "It was 
really great." 

It look die paramedics over an 
hour lo free Schutt from die weigh! of 
Ihe Jeep. "II was balanced really weird," 
says Schutt. "They just had lo be careful 
while they were maneuvering it. One 
wrong move and I would have been 

"I was so helpless," says Schutt. "It 

Crisis causes confusion 

Urisa Myers 

To go lo school or nol lo go to 

The remnants of Hurricane Opal 
left trees ripped oul by their roots, no 
electricity county-wide, telephone lines 
lying across the road and in front yards, 
roads and businesses closed, and most 
schools delayed at the very least. 

Professor of Journalism and Com- 
munication, R. Lynn Sauls, headed out 
Thursday morning to teach his eight 
o'clock class. He had been unable to 
determine, because of no early morning 
radio reports, whether or not classes 
would meet, 

"They said Spalding was closed. 
They said Collegedale Academy was 
closed," Sauls says. "But nothing was 
said about Southern." After discovering 
downed trees blocking the road and 
being dissuaded by road crews, he re- 
turned home to wait until the electricity 
came back on. 

Business Professor Richard 
Erickson made it to school to discover 
Brock Hall locked up tight. 

"I made a couple of trips around 
die building like Jericho," he says, "But 
the doors didn't open. So I went home." 

"I drove up to Brock at 7:55 a.m.," 
says Senior Scott DeLay, a village stu- 
dent, "and found Dale Tyrrell standing 
out in the rain saying 'Well, the doors 
are locked. I guess we won't have class." 

All interviewed agreed that South- 
ern does nol appear to have a appropri- 
ate notification plan for these types of 

"I don't diink there is a 'usual,' " 
says Sauls. "The administration has 
never told us the system." 

President Don Salily says the school 
follows a "wait and see" policy. 

"So many students live on campus," 
he says, "that we do everything we can 
to hold classes if possible." 

Sahly concedes Uiat the 358 village 
students and approximately 95 teachers 
make up close lo one-third of 
Southern's population, but he asks, 
"Should two-lhirds cancel for one third? 

Sahly says the real decision to can- 
cel classes comes from Dr. Floyd 
Greenleaf, the academic dean. Salily 
was out of town during the storm. 

"It may not sound like a plan," he 
says. "But it's a plan." 

Senate talks issues close to home 

Brinne Busch 

Laundry fees, shorts in die cafete- 
ria, and the XV commitlee were among 
topics discussed and voted on in SA's 
last senate meeting on Oct. 10. 

Sophomore Jeff Sladdon proposed 
a change in the laundry billing method 
at Southern. Instead of a by-use basis, 
paying in quarters, Sladdon proposed 
Ihat a monthly laundry fee be included 
as a part of each dorm student's bill. 

Senate voted to postpone voting on 
Ihe issue until the next meeting, "Once 
we know bow our constituents feel 
aboul it, we'll be able lo vole on it," says 
Junior Cindy Maier. 

Sophomore Jim W'ibberding pro- 
posed llial shorts be considered appro- 
priate dining room allire from Sunday 
dirougb Friday noon. W'ibberding 

wasn't my decision whether I lived ( 
died. But I was unbelievably clam. I just 
accepted it and I knew that my God was 
there for me. I kept singing/raMS Loves 
Me in my head." 

Schutt was rushed to a helicopter 
by ambulance and Down lo Erlanger 
where she was released later in die 

"It's really a miracle. If I would 
have had my seat belt on I would have 

been dead, and I always wear my sen] 
bell. It was just a duke that I wasn't 
wearing it," says Schull. "Another 
miracle is dial I landed in the softest I 
part of the bank. I was right in a bin! 
so it could have been really bad. PM 
about 30 seconds after the accidenif 
happened a man appeared out of nJ 
where and said that help was on IheJ 
way. I truly believe he was an angeln 
just really lucky." 

claims (hat wearing shorts would not 
change the atmosphere of the dining 
room since it is already informal. 

"It is very inconvenient for students 
participating in sports or some other 
activity to have to go change before eat- 
ing in the cafeteria," says Junior 
Michael Schmeltz. "Also Ihere isn't a 
very concrete reason why die rule ex- 
ists." Senate passed the proposal 6-4. 
They are writing a recommendation to 
the faculty. 

To clear up a mistake in the lasl 
article aboul senate (Oct. SAccenl), 
die body did nol vole to reinstate the TV 
committee on Sept. 26. They voled to 
gather information about the 
committee's current slalus. Senate voted 
down the proposal lo reinstate die com- 
mittee at Ihe last meeting. 

On pins and Kttmti— Junior Nana Boateng awaits Ihe OJ Simpson verdict. 

0.). draws crowds at Southern! 

Urisa Mvers 

More people watched it than 
Seinfeld, any presidential inauguration, 

the Superbowl. Southern College 
was no exception. 

Hundred of students piled into 
chairs, sat shoulder-to-shoulder on the 
floor, and climbed atop walls in the 
student center to view the climax and 
denouement of the O.J. Simpson trial. 

As 1 p.m. and the time for the 
jury's decision approached, the ten- 
sion began to mount. 

"I bet O.J.'s about to pee in his 
pants," whispered Junior Brandon 
Bryan. Everybody else was. 

The TV camera showed viewed I 
across the nation the final courtroofll 
entrance of the prosecution team, tht| 
defense team, and Orenthal James 

The student center hecamemifcl 
and all waited with bated breath, sod] 
with fingers crossed, for the verdict J 

"Not guilty." 

Many of the watching students 
erupted into a rousing cheer. Some j 
groaned and cried out in disbelief. 
Others just stood in silence. 

And the most renowned trial in ] 
American history was over. 

Grant pleads not guilt) 

Accent staff 

Former Southern sludent Gary 
Grant plead not guilty to charges of tele- 
phone harassment in Collegedale city 
court on Oct. 11. 

After hearing both sides of the case, 
Judge Kevin Wilson gave Grant a de- 
ferred senlencc requiring Ihat he seek 
counseling, perform community service, 
and serve one year probation. 

Wilson said, in court, that factors 

influencing his decision ini 
Grant's clean record, the facllWJ 
parties withdrew from Southern, 
that the plaintiff moved nui-of-*» <1 
is not planning on reluming loW 

The charges will be (lisa* 

Grant's record, providing Ik '* _ 
requirements and commit no 1" I 

lober 19, 1995 


;ampus Safety attackers speak out 


They insist that they aren't out to 
1 anyone. They claim with a ven- 
eance tliat they don't cause destruc- 
on. Yet, according to Don Hart, assis- 
director of Campus Safety, they put 
vulhern's campus in jeopardy every 
ne they hit. Who are they? The Sons of 
The Sons of Achmed (SOA) con- 
lled the Accent after the Sept. 7 Cam- 
s Safety article was printed. Their 

main objective, they say, was to clear up 
a few facts. 

"Achmed is taken from an old 
schoolmate," a spokesperson from the 
group says. 

"First off, we don't wear masks," 
she says. "Camouflage, yes. Ski masks? 
No. Second of all, we didn't paint on the 
windows of the Campus Safety office. It 
was the van windows." 

SOA insists that they aren't out to 
cause damage. "We don't know any- 

diing about those eggings or keyings," 
say? the leader of the pack. "We aren't 
trying to hurt anyone or anything. We're 
just out to have a little fun. That's all." 

SOA is made up of 6 males. They 
say not all of them go on each Campus 
Safety tire deflating run. The group also 
frequently preys on die LJTC campus. 

What's the trick to not being caught 
"in the act?" According to one of the 
phantom callers, "You guys [Campus 
Safety! don't need to run all over die 

place. We're sitting right on top of you. 

"We just sit there and watch every- 
one running around trying to find us. 
It's pretty funny," says one member of 
die clan. "One dme they had about 
thirty people looking for us. The deans 
were out there and everything." 

Ahhougli the callers offered no de- 
tails, they sounded as if they could at- 
tend Collegedale Academy, inspired pos- 
sibly by older brodiers who attend 

JWSMC drive a success 

RuTHif Kerr 

I Although inturrupted by Opal, 
ffSMC recently completed a successful 
d drive. 

Held from Sept. 22 to Nov. 6, the 
Rl for the membership drive was 
Rj.000. By Oct. 10, the total raised 
^ched $72,347, and the on-air drive 
The remnants of the hurricane 
dered the station from achieving the 
Jre goal. 
The rest of the money will be raised 
calling former donors to the station. 
The amount the station needs this 
is $25,000 less than last year be- 
le of a decrease in program costs 
WSMC's switch from National Pub- 
Radio programming to Public Radio 
International, according to Dan 
Laininiin station manager. 

WSMC didn't offer trinkets as bribes 
ionations like many other radio sta- 
, says Senior Danny Roth, head an- 
cer for WSMC. Landrum uses a 
lirect approach. 

Membership drives are part of ■ 
c radio, We don't appologize for 
it makes public radio possible. 

ling that I can say to con- 
you to contribute," said Landrum 
of his on-air fund raising 

Other pk-Lts for fund were more 

"Visualize your refrigerator. Tonight 
you get home and a thousand 
hit you, your refrigerator will re- 
you to call'and make a pledge," 
ied Landrum. 

pitching started at 6 a.m. with 
Radio's Early Edition and fin- 
around 8 p.m. each evening. 

says it was tough work. 
iree fuU-tinie employees plus stu- 
are involved in this year's drive, 
the work five full-time employees 
it year. 

lyrna On, secretary for WSMC was 
vitalized at the beginning of the 
|- Doug Walter, WSMC's Engineer, 
^ed into Ott's place and put in extra 
says Landrum. 
■no, raising money isn't easy, says 
pore Heather Morse. 
'Calling past members is hard, 
^ptimes for five phone calls you get 
I 1 E B^° na tions and sometimes none," 
FYs. "I called up a guy and asked if 

he was there and he said, 'You are a 
woman. I don't speak to women.' And 
he slammed down the phone." 

"The people I work with make it 
positive," says Morse. When we were 
doing call outs, the group would take a 
break and talk about the rude people 
we had just taked to or funny answering 
machines we had encountered. 

Wrong numbers were not a prob- 
lem. "We told the people our cause any- 
way, and we got small donations," says 

The drive, although a success, is the 
last for Landrum. Finishing his eighth 
year at the station and his second as 
general manager, he will now pursue a 
career as a freelance musician. 

"1 kept working because member- 
ship drive is the most crucial time of die 
year. It ensures the future of the sta- 
tion," says Landrum. "I am excited 
about the change, but I am sure 1 will 
miss WSMC." 

"Dan has worked as both an an- 
nouncer and the station manager. He 
did a good job getting the station 
switched from NPR to PRI," say? Roth. 
"It would have been tough for anyone, 
but he took a proactive stand and at- 
tacked the problem. He kept the listen- 
ers informed of the developments and 
asked them to keep supporting WSMC." 

Bwnne BlSCH 

Students showcased their talent last 
Saturday night during the Late Show 
with Rey Descalso as David Letterman. 

Ten acts, from a duet to an a 
cappella number to island reggae, per- 
formed for judges and a "studio audi- 

Third place went to Freshman 

Better than 
prime time 


Sophomore Eddie 
Nino guested on Late 
Night with Rey last 
Saturday night during 
the Si latent show. 
"Fire/nan Eddie, " 
sporting a vinyl vest 
he picked up at Toys 
'R Us, treated the 
studio audience to a 
run-down on fire 
hazard rides from the 
Talge Hall handbook. 

Maggie Lim who sang a selection from 
Jekyll and Hyde. Sophomore Carrie 
Patterson claimed second place with a 
number from Phantom of the Opera. 
Bobbo HobbU took first place, made up 
of Seniors Anna Rlio and Andy Hong, 
with former Southern student John 

Studies show lab research is the leading cause of cancer in mice. 

Read the Accent- 

The case of the missing pineapple 

Todd McFarund 

If Southern has seemed a little less 
friendly lately, it could be because we're 
missing our pineapple. The pineapple, a 
universal symbol of hospitality, is absent 
from the large white sign at the begin- 
ning of Taylor Circle. 

According to Helen Durichek, asso- 
ciate vice president for finance, vandals 
knocked the attachment from the sign 
sometime last school year. She says 
Plant Services plans to re-attach it as 
soon as possible. They will make it 
harder for people to knock off by drill- 
ing into the sign to give it more support. 

Some have wondered if its absence 
has any relation to John Felts' com- 
plaints two years ago. Reportedly, Felts 
complained to Education Chair George 
Babcock that the pineapple was a sym- 

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lieved this tit into his larger belief that 
Southern College is infiltrated by Jesuits. 

Durichek said she had not heard of 
this complaint and stresses that the 
pineapple will be replaced. 


October 19 J 

Toys foTTotsgearing up for Christmas season 

Robert Hopwood 

On Chrisliriiis Day, hundreds of area 
children will run to see what Santa left. 
But instead they will find diat Santa did 
not have enough money to leave any- 
thing. Southern students ran help SanUi 
Claus dus year. 

The Collegedale commission has 
agreed to participate in the "Toys for 
Tots" program. They will place a toy 
collection box in the foyer of City Hall, 
according to Bill Magoon, Collegedale 
City Manager. 

According to Master Sergeant Jef- 
frey Malum, chairman of "Toys for Tots" 

New shrubs 
to sprout 

Robert Hopwood 

Siudcnls will soon notice new irees 
;ind shrubs popping up in Collegedale. 
Thai is because the Collegedale com- 
mission approved a city ordinance lhal 
will require developers to screen resi- 
dential properly from industrial prop- 

The ordinance will require devel- 
opers to plant trees and shrubs or re- 
lain the natural vegeiaiion between land 
used for industrial purposes and resi- 
dential homes. 

The city wauls lo improve the ap- 
pearance of residential areas and pro- 
vide sonu- envinmiiieni;ii protection. 
According to Bill Magoon, Collegedale 
city manager, this ordinance will sustain 
residential property values and cut 
down on noise. 

Only new development is required 
to comply with the ordinance says 
Magoon. Developers nuisi maintain the 
screen after it is planted or built. 

One of die first companies affected 
by this ordinance will he Georgia-Pa- 
cific. They art' planning to expand their 
Collegedale operations and must com- 
ply with die ordinance according to 

Debbie Morales, a Collegedale resi- 
dent, says she agrees with ihe new ordi- 
£p nance. "I would like diem to have it 

screened," she says. "I don't know if it 
would cut down on the noise. Just for 
aesthetics I would prefer diey keep 
some type of foliage, trees, or shrubs in 
front of their factory." 

Only industrial land is required to 
be screened from residential land. The 
ordinance does not apply to land used 
for commercial purposes. 

"Tennesson iournalism is 
too stirring for me." 

committee, the load Marine Corps Re- 
serve unit. Battery "M," 4th Battalion, 
14th Marines supports the program ant 
has been supporting it for 48 years. 

Staff Sergeant Brian Plyler says the 
Marine Corps Reserve collects donated 
toys from area businesses and delivers 
them to local agencies to distribute. 
These agencies include the Northside 
Neighborhood House, die Chaltanoog; 

Human Services Head Start, die Orange 
Grove Center, the Signal Center, the Arc 
of Hamilton County, plus other child 
related organizations. 

Last year local agencies passed out 
8,500 toys, says Plyler. This year they 
expect to collect more. 

"Any assistance you can give us is 
greatly appreciated," says Malian. "Help 
bring Christmas home lo all die chil- 

dren of Chattanooga. 

The Marine Corps Reserve ca™. 
solicit cash donations says Mahan. u| 
it is convenient for someone lo donal 
cash, the Chattanooga "Toys for Tosf 
Committee is authorized to accept q 
donations in place of unwrapped pn 
sents according to Malian. Checks a. 
be made payable to the "Toys forTiJ 

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For those of you who have late night 
craving attacks and hate it that a bean 
burrilo is so far away, diere is good 
news. The border will soon be just 
around the comer. 

That's right, Taco Bell is opening up 
a new restaurant in Ooltewah. The ten- 
tative opening dale is Nov. 13. 

having both a drive-dirougb and an area 
for indoor dining, says Sherri Davidson, 
Chattanooga Taco Bell spokesperson. 
Davidson says Taco Bell is hiring 
and training employees for the new res- 
taurant now, and dial Soudtern students 
are welcome to apply. "We've always 
been real happy with students from 


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free uniforms, and paid vacations. JT 
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Davidson says, although students nsa 
to note which Taco Bell location (1 
applying for. 

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Read the Accent 

Local News 

h rough the eye of the storm 

As the remnants of hurricane Opal 

d through the Tennessee valley on 

t. 5, forecasters said the eye of the 

Jirni would travel east of Chattanooga 

!d south of Cleveland. In other words, 

right over Collegedale, Tenn. 

Power was out on campus for 
nearly 10 hours, a downed tree broke a 
window in the trailer park, and another 
downed tree knocked down a fence and 

grazed the side of the building housing 
Angelica Healthcare Services Group on 
Industrial Drive. 

WSMC was off the air for four 
hours, combining forces for a 10 

minute simulcast with \VFXS, a local 
Chattanooga talk station. WFXS, report- 
ing the road, traffic, and school condi- 
tions, utilized WSMC's broad range, 
reaching from Knoxville to Atlanta. 

;ollegedale looking to build ball park 

Irt'E Abebi 

] The city of Collegedale is looking 
B land for a ball park. 
1 The park may be a four diamond 
ait depending on the land's size, says 
fl Magoon, Collegedale city manager. 
lesign has already been sketched. 
i.tilli ■;_■,( (Lilt,* has made extensive use 
Southern's ball fields in past years. 
-s conflicts with the school 
[not the reason that Collegedale 
mis a field. In fact. Health and Physi- 

cal Education Department Chair, Dr. 
Phil Carver, says "the city is welcome to 
use our fields anytime, as long as we 
are here." 

More children arc involved in the 
little league program, therefore the 
number of fields must increase to ac- 
commodate the demand, says Magoon. 
A total of more than 900 players includ- 
ing the junior boy's and senior boy's 
leagues, the girl's league, the adult A 
and B leagues and the women's league 

will benefit from this new park. city will need to find property dial can 

Planning is still in the preliminary be bought or leased. Applying for a 

stages, according to Magoon, and be- grant and land acquisition has been 

fore development gets underway, the considered as well, he says, 

ummit landfill dumped 

E °i Ms is not a 
N story, but this scenario has been in 
Reminds of Chattanooga city officials 
**1 McKce executives recently. 
R The debate has been over the future 
fUe Summit landfill located just out- 
{Mlegedale. The city has been 
ig to expand their existing 160 
towards Collegedale city limits. 
McKee officials were quick to voice 
Ipinion, saying that the expansion 

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would force them 
to relocate corpo- 
rate headquar- 
ters. The city 
would like to 
keep McKee 
around since it is 
one of the the 
largest employers 
in Hamilton 
County, providing 
2,000 jobs. 

Mayor Gene Rob- 
erts plans to keep 
everyone happy, 
though. His plan 
calls for the exist- 
ing site to be 
filled by the end of litis year. A smaller 
expanded area will be used unUl die 
new Birchwood, Tenn. site is ready in 
the spring of 1997. 

As part of the informal agreement, 
McKee will not take the matter to court 
as long as the dump is closed on time. 
McKee still, however, has the opUon to 
move their headquarters. But die possi- 
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Stacy Spauloing DeLay 

I'm a Christian ... I mink. 

I read Ihe Bible. 1 believe in Christ. 
I even had communion the other week. 

But somehow, I get the feeling that 
being a Christian means ignoring the 
bad tilings that happen on campus. 

If being a Christian means I have to 
overlook hypocrisy, ignore mismanage- 
ment, and sweep crime under a carpet, 
dien I guess I'll have to turn in my dea- 
coness badge. 

Some think that if you ignore the 
bad things, diey'll go away. Pretend like 
diere's no problem, and it will disap- 
pear. Turn the other cheek. 

1 think we're sitting on a time 

Take John Fells' protests two years 
ago. Faculty, administration, and stu- 
dents alike stood up for what they be- 
hoved — that Soudiem was a respon- 
sible, credible religious school, and that 
his oudandish claims were unfounded. 
But remember when he Erst began 
protesting, about 10 or 12 years ago? 

Guest Editorial — 

He was pretty much ignored. Eveiyone 
thought he would just go away. 

However, he had quite a different 
effect. He became responsible for a 
turnover in religion faculty, a significant 
decrease in enrollment, and the even- 
tual resignation of a president. 

The college was embroiled in scan- 
dal not because diey turned the other 
cheek, but because diey didn't stand up 
for what was right. 

Up here in the Accent office, we've 
been standing up for what we believe is 
right. But we've been taking some heal 

There are a lot of people here that 
believe Ihe Accent should ignore die 
bad things happening on campus. "This 
is a Christian school," one person said 
to me. "It is totally out of character for 
you to be printing some of the articles 
you've been printing." 

I find that to be an interesting view- 
point, seemingly based on sound reli- 
gious principles. But have you spent any 
time with the Bible recently? 

If I were a reporter for the Hebrew 
Gazette I don't think I would have re- 
ported on many of the tilings that the 
Bible mentions. What about Hosea mar- 
rying a prostitute, the seduction of Lot 
by his daughters, and Ham seeing Noah 
naked? Plus that whole David and 
i tiling seems very steamy. 

The point is this: The Bible looks at 
die bad tilings thai happen in life. The 
crude things. The gross Utings (remem- 
ber Jael driving the sake through 
Cicera's head?) The Bible looks at the 
problems of man in broad daylight. It 
doesn't shade them. It doesn't gloss 
them over. But looks diem straight in 
the eye. 

And without diese accounts, not 
only would die Bible be very dull and 
boring, but it's power to change our 
lives would be crippled. 

I believe tliat a college newspaper 
should also look campus problems 
straight in the eye. First of all, it informs 
students. If there's a string of car thefts 
in the area, don't you want to know 
about it so that you can take the proper 
precautions? And when the person(s) 
responsible are arrested, don't you want 
to know that you can feel safe again? 
Secondly, reporting the problems 
on campus puts the pressure on admin- 
istration to do something about it. 

Ohe faculty member told me this 
summer, "If you're doing your job right, 
you're going to make some people un- 
comfortable. And you'll make others 

He was so right. 
Some of our editorial decisions 
haven't been well received. Believe me, 
Larisa and I don't intend to hurt people 

Clarifying perspective 

Mark Peach 

I've read with interest the series ol 
articles on die WSMC changes and die 
accompanying letters and comments. 

During diis discussion I've been 
struck by the nature and lone of these 
comments, as well as what has often 

been between the fines. 

I confess that I write as an un- 
abashed fan of National Public Radio. I 
will never forget my shock when I began 
to teach here in 1987 and discovered 
that WSMC was an NPR affiliate. Most 


Stacy Spauldinc DeLay 

Larisa Mvers 
Managing Editor 

Marca Act 


Abiye Abebe 

Brent Burdick 

| Michaei Carios 

Todd McFarland 

Michael Main 

Adam Rivera 

Eric Stubbert 

AtttsoN Titus 

Greg Wedei 

Quality Assurance 

Bryan Fowier 

Graphic Artist 

\h-Soittlvm Irani is ihcofflcu] 


David George 
Scon Guptiii 

|ay Karolyi 
K. Eugene Quaeis 

Randy Smith 
Trudi Huliquist 
Ad Manager 

Chris Brown 

Brad Sutman 

Dr. Herbert Cooiidge 

October 19' | ( 

or make them mad. Wc don't like J 
disliked. I 

But we didn't lake this job to i,| 
popular, either. We just wanted ton 
a difference. 

We take a lot of time in raakim I 
some of these decisions. ^)in£o\ ei r 
over them in our minds. But in ffl J 
we've got to do what wc think is r; 
So far, I wouldn't change anything. 

If you have a differing opinjll 
what a college newspaper should ifl 
then I think that's great Really. luJ 
you're thinking, you're aware. Writ] 
letter to the editor. We'll have a hedl 
discussion. A free exchange of ide^l 
But don't tic it up into ChristL 
Don't tell me that to be a Chrislim,|| 
can only print good news. D 
that seems to be a cop-out, ; 
hide our heads in die sand a little tt| 

A former Accent editors 
message through a friend last 
"Bad PR is the cardinal sin of Advi 
ism," he said. Lately I've found thai 
be very true. 

But I'm not going to r 
per. I'm just going to report the la 
The truth. Whether it's good PR oi 
And if it really is the cardinala 
then I'm glad I was saved a 
age nine. Guess I'll be safe eilherffl 

for span- met clarity, the edlloB nsovt Uic ri'jt.i m i a in i ..» I, n,r il„- deadline for la 

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Adventist college radio stations are 
somediing of a joke, usually a combina- 
tion of student announcers mispro- 
nouncing the names of classical com- 
posers, round-table discussions on top- 
ics nobody cared about by people no- 
body had heard of, and that staple of 
Adventist radio broadcasting, the Heri- 
tage Singers. 

Yet WSMC land NPR] was differ- 
ent — professionally run by competent, 
dedicated individuals, with program- 
ming that was a window on the world 
and cultural features that struck me as 
wonderfully appropriate for an institu- 
tion of higher learning. 

Many of die comments made in re- 
action to the divorce between WSMC 
and NPR during the past six months 
smack of a persecution complex. As 
Adventists, we are predisposed to see 
ourselves as a persecuted remnant, and 
the decision of Corporation for Public 
Broadcasting to terminate (or at least 
substantially alter) its relationship with 
WSMC seemed to confirm this. Yet fram- 
ing this as a religious liberty issue is 

The issue was whether Adventist 
views regarding our Sabbath and appro- 
priate content should determine access 
of all local NPR listeners, not whether 
we could run our own radio station or 
worship as we wish. 

Furthermore, framing the issue this 
way contributes to a fundamental mis- 
understanding of the benefits to us (as 
citizens, Christians, and Adventists) of a 
secular society. It also entirely fails to 
acknowledge the advantages of a secu- 
lar media. 

Before we hastily portray oi 
as the victims of a religious libati I 
batde, we should pause to considtrl 
whether we would want die resl oil 
news media substantial!! innirAi 
any religious organization (Adve 

We would feel no more conif«j 
having the media edited and schftl 
according to Catholic, Jewish otlhj 
Krishna dogma dian many non- 
Adventists did having Adventist bei 
control this access. 

Many critics of NPR progi 
have complained about its Ubi 
NPR is certainly liberal in the s*| 
it assumes that all opinions uW«l 
hearing, regardless of whether «T 
vidual or group represented ispl 
or powerful in society. This dogM 
sistence to give a respectful heanM 
such divergent opinions is clearlij 
eral, though I am not sure IhatlJ 
characterize diis as a "bias. Jl 
What has often conceraetllM 
the past—and still does—is * e l 
that exposure to co"'!"' 1 """ 1 " . 
somehow inappropriate to **| 
higher education and mor ■ J 
Chattanooga is the ivian"^ 
having two quality public radio] 
that provide a range ol lis' 1 ' 1 "" 1 
is something many larger Am«l 
ies lack. NPR listeners can not"! 

access to programming 1 ; 1 "'" 1 "'" 
cerned with linking Soulhei«J 
with what critics cciish!.' 11 "', 
sympathetic examinations ol 
ideas and lifestyles can like** J 
easy. Everybody wins 

Ltober 19. 1995 



Letters to the Editors . . 

(Grant: A case of yellow journalism? 


I want to congratulate you on a pa- 
erwell written, interesting, and funny, 
appreciate being kept up-to-date on 
Lirrenl events and the like. However, I 
o feel that the article written about Se- 

,r Gary Grant {Oct. 5 Accent) was 
appropriate and unfair. 

II is one thing to write about cur- 
it events and the latest "who's dating 
So" to keep the student body posted in 
serious manner as well as with a twist 
humor. However, I believe when it 

s to a personal, legal matter in- 
lying one of our own Christian broth- 
i p the manner in which such an event 
is handled was very much, in my 
Anion, an invasion of Grant's privacy 
id dignity. Should not our fellow stu- 
il be allowed the same rights to pri- 
icy as did die young lady who's name 

vithheld throughout the article? 
nd if this article was written in all sin- 
erity.wilh no intention of exploitation, 
houldn't the staff who composed the 
anide lie honest enough to own up to it 
p printing his or her names? 

11 hurt and ashamed that we can 
int such material in our Christian pa- 
ir yel still claim to love and respect 

our brothers and sisters of color. 1 think 
Gary might feel the same. 

I look forward to your great staff 
providing our student body with more 
humorous and knowledgeable articles 
about events taking place in the area. I 
do hope, however, that you will choose 
in the future to cover more material that 
would be uplifting to the readers as well 
as to those who are written about with 
results being those of harmony and of 
student body unity. 
Melanie Hegamyer 
Social Work/Religion Junior 


You are doing a great job with the 
paper this year. It is good to see a qual- 
ity Accent every two weeks. However, I 
was upset to see your article about Se- 
nior Gary Grant on the front page. It 
gave the prosecution's side of the story, 
but did not give Grant's side. 

Furthermore, if die person pressing 
charges is remaining anonymous, why 
shouldn't he also be able to remain 

Finally, it seemed that nobody 
wanted to take credit for this article as it 
was written by 'Accent' staff." I know 

Your past few articles about Cam- 
is Safety have been good: Campus 
fety is not perfect, there are many 

;s that need to change, but also 
my things that run smoothly yet go 
noticed. I know, I've worked there 
r over a year now. I've seen many of- 
cerN come and go, which brings me to 

Zampus Safety coverage 


A portion of your last article, "Offic- 
! differ from campus to campus" 
let. ^ Accent) concerns me. The ex- 
cer whom you interviewed was mis- 
ded. Hie last lime I "played cop" 
s in grade school. Campus Safety is 
I here to substitute for the police, my 
workers and I realize this fact. Any- 
i who thinks otherwise is deluded! 
As for the ex-officer's comment 
r training, Mr. Dordevic was 
I done with his training. There is 
than one evening of "class." We 
a meeting even' month and new 
irs are trained in under a more 
1" '"'.. perieneed officer usually for the first 

No state support 

While i wry much appreciate the 
losttf pge you gave to our 21st century 
ieohB 88 ™ 0111 tuning center, (Oct. 5Ac- 
it point out a glaring error 

few weeks. Even after that your training 
doesn't stop, it is a continuing process. 

We are employed by Southern to 
perform certain dudes and we are given 
authority to carry out diese duties, that 
is all. In die past there have been short 
comings, but my colleagues and I are 
constandy trying to improve on what we 

I commend you on your concern 
for Southern and Campus Safety. I 
would like to propose that you join me 
on a weeks shift, Tuesday, Friday, Satur- 

Gary pretty well, and he is a good per- 
son and happened to make a mistake. 
This whole incident was blown way out 
of proportion. 
Daniel Battin 
Business Adtn inisl rat 'ion Junior 


About the article on Senior Gary Grant: 
It is an absolute disgrace. You people 
should never be allowed to write an- 
other article for this paper again. 

To slander someone like you have 
Gary is wrong. First off, didn't you ever 
hear of privacy? Second, how come you 
write an article but don't put down who 
wrote it and who the alleged victim is? 
Third, nothing, and I mean nothing, has 
been proven yet. If Gary is found acquit- 
ted of these actions how will he be able 
to regain his respect on campus? He 

This is horrible journalism, almost 
at the tabloid level. You should put your- 
self in someone else's shoes first before 
going around spewing this stuff. Later. 
Richard Bianco 
i.dttcation Senior 


day, and Sunday 4 p.m. through 12 a.m. 
Hopefully you will see that we don't 
spend our time "playing cop," but ful- 
filling the obligations required of us by 
the administration of Southern and serv- 
ing our fellow students. 
H. Stephen Bralley 
History Junior 

It's a date. Our Campus Safety 
reporter Stephanie Guike will 
be calling you soon. —Eds. 

news report. Mr. Douglas r 

toil that, "Tennessee has given 
jhern $250,000 to achieve the goal . 
I wish this were true; however, Ten- 
se has not given us 2.5 cents! The 
"ling for this new spectacular class- 
™°m has come from various sources: 

Southern equipment hinds, McKee 
Foods Corp., and fourteen other corpo- 
rations who are anxious to be a part of 
our radier ambitious plans. Perhaps tin- 
confusion came from the fact that Ten- 
nessee did give each stale operated uni- 
versity about that amount of money to 
launch them into the 21st century. Pri- 

vate colleges and universities received 
nothing from the state. 

Another minor error is that there 
will be representatives from 12 col- 
leges — not six as reported — on our 
campus Oct. 18, for our grand opening. 
George P. Babcock Ed. D. 
Education Chair 

Journalism 101 

Stacy Spauldinc DeUv 

Several students expressed eon- 
cern over the article of the arrest of 
former Southern student Gary Grant 
as evidenced b\ die several letters to 
the left, 

I'd like to take a minute to explain 
a few things to answer die questions 
brought up in each letter. 
» First of all, the arrest happened on 
campus, during school hours. 
This in itself makes it a very news- 
worth} eventj especially since 
(dare I say it) the arrest of a 
Southern student is fairly uncom- 

• The resulting article was a com- 
bined effort on (be-part, of several 
Accent staff members, Rather than 
take up precious space on our 
front page by printing four or five 
names, we slugged it "Accent 
staff." (This wasn't a first, look in 
our second issue, we did it several 
times there also.) 

► The article was not an invasion of 
privacy. When a person is ar- 
rested, it is considered public in- 
formation. The police report for 
die arrest was the primary source 
for the article, it is illegal to with- 
hold this information from the 
public or the press. 

» The victim (don't forget, she is the 
victim of a crime) requested to 
remain nameless. We honored her 
request given the sensitivity of the 
subject and lite seriousness of the 

► No slander was committed. (Espe- 
cially since slander is verbal. I 
think you meant libel, which is 
written.) The article simply re- 
ported the truth. Was Grant ar- 
rested? Yes. Was his court date set 
for Oct, U? Yes. Was he released 
on $1000 bond? Yes. Since the 
article did not print anything thai 
wasn't true, there is no legal basis 
for a libel (or slander) claim. 

• One student chums "... Nodiing 
has been proven vet." That is cor- 
rect.. That's wh\ we were careful 

not ti 

writers said phone calls were al- 
legedly" made. They even went oui 
of their way (again using up pre- 
cious space on our front page) to 
ensure that no connection was 
made with other obscene phone 
calls on campus. 
• Lastly,! believe the article was a 
straightforward and factual ac- 
count of what happened It was 
much less charai i< r damaging 
man die rumors circulating (on 

thisChristi; tmpu fmlghl 

add.) I challenge those ol von 
concerned aboui \he Accent's 
handling of die situation to tackle 
dial instead. 



Smoky the 

Lawsa Meyers 

Park rangers aren't exactly whis- 
tling "Happy Trails" these daw. 

Chickamauga and Chattanooga Na- 
tional Military Park is feeling the crunch 
of shrinking funds, debilitating environ- 
mental problems and a less than sympa- 
thetic government. 

In recent years Washington has in- 
crementally cut back funding for its na- 
tional parks across die nation, says 
Dennis Curry, local ranger for Point 
Park at lookout Mountain, one division 
of the military park, As a result, all 
parks have been lightening ship and 
preparing for the storm— die upcoming 
congressional budget proposal. 

"It's been getting worse by the 
year," says Curry. "When a ranger 
leaves, we have to use thai money to pay 
the bills. There's no money to fill the 
position. There's not as much money to 
hire, for example seasonal workers, but 
our visitation has doubled." 

The result, he says, amounts to 
burnout among the employees who are 

Luckily, says Curry, there is a solu- 
tion, and it quite possibly could be you. 

Point Park and Chickamauga battle- 
field make up the military park which 
opened in 1895, one of die first four 
military parks in the country. Comprised 
then of two very small plots of land — 
the Chickamauga battlefield and the top 
of Lookout Mountain — the park grew to 
its current size as interested individuals 
donated land and funds for its develop- 

Point Park alone, says Curry, con- 
tains over 50 miles of trails and world 
class rock climbing. Park officials sim- 
ply can't lake care of it all anymore. 

"I have two goals," he says. "To get 
the park some help and prevention." 

What Cum proposes is the use of 
volunteers to do what parks no longer 


Bear needs you 

October 19, 1 

have Uie people-power 10 do. 

"This is die luiure of Hiking care of 
your parks," Curry says. "The tore is 
in volunteerism." 

"I know how much work 2 3 of yon 
people can do," he says, referring lo the 
students who helped repair a trail to 
Sunset Rock at Point Park on Commu- 
nity Service Day. 

This, lie sap, is what he sees as the 
key to survival for national parks. 

Problems do not simply stem from 
the lack of a labor force. According to 
Curry, the park is suffering the effects of 
over-usage, especially in its rock climb- 
ing areas. Constant use has resulted in 
the loss of up 10 three feet of soil as well 
as die area's vegetation. 

Lack of parking has also proved 
inconvenient 10 tourists and 10 those 
who live in the Lookout Mountain area. 
The solution involves trail restoradon 
and the development of parking lots 
below Sunset Rock and Eagle's Nest, the 
climber magnets. 

The remnants of Hurricane Opal 
also threw a kink in the works, says 

"We were losing ground before," 
he says. "Now we've gotten wiped out." 

The storm "clobbered" a forest of 
old-growth timber, says Curry, making 
most paths inaccessible and offering 
rangers and trail specialists a dizzying 
amount of work. 

Curry is currendy working on an 
"adopt-a-trail" program to involve 
schools, businesses and any other orga- 
nization wishing to participate. Each 
group wotdd be responsible for the up- 
keep of a secdon of trad. 

"! can even see putting up signs 
along the trail like in the 'adopt-a-high- 
way' program," he says. 

Curry says that each hour as a vol- 
unteer or VIP (Volunteers In Parks) 
counts as an hour of work for the gov- 

Positions open to VIP's 

• work at infonnaliim desk 

• present living history demonstrations in period costume 

• write or design visitor brochures 

• serve as a campground host 

• drive a shutllebus 

• build fences, paint buildings, and make cabinets 

• maintain a park library 

• lake photos or work in a darkroom 

• give guided nature walks and evening campfire programs 

• assist with the preservation and treatment of museum artifacts 

• maintain trails 

• design computer programs for park use 

• conduct oval history mkTviews 

• give environmental edut ation programs in children 
■ patrol trails on foot or horseback 

• demonstrate arts and crans skills 

• Prepare and Loiuliiet special park events 

ernment, and 
volunteers are 
more likely to 
be considered 
for paid posi- 
tions in die 

Other vol- 
unteer oppor- 
tunities lie in 
the park's his- 
toric and re- 
search areas. 
The park needs 
tour guides, 
people to par- 
ticipate in reen- 
actments of 
batdes, mu- 
seum curators, 
those interested | 
in the natural 
sciences, and 
those with a 
variety of other 
skills. (Seefti- 
sii ions open to | 
MP's below.) 

Long way down— A rock climber looks down the face ofStwsm 
rock. This is one urea of Point Park that officials and uolam 
leers are restoring to its original, natural state. 

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Crime by Southern students present in parks 

..inksters and criminals alike us< 
iul parks to accomplish they're 

deeds, aid > 

surprisingly, most prank- 
b area Christian schools, 
Kcluding Southern College. 

■ -'lis a young person kind of thing to 
In," says Dennis Curry, nmger for Point 
Kkon Lookout Mountain. "1 write a 
■of tickets." 

■ Most are for trespassing, but others 
Hclude felony arson, drinking, drugs 
Hj situations that require court man- 
■es or arrests. 

H Despite posting numerous signs, 
Hrn sa\s he finds students in the park 
Moping off rocks and roving around 
Hjnt Park after hours. And, lie adds, 
Here has been more than one incident 
f W which his wife had to go back to the 
Btnsc 10 collect clothes for the im- 
B)tlit'd. The Curries live in a home near 

I l MialK he only writes tickets which 
BneraUy result ma $50 fine. 
Hj "if they're schmucks, we require a 
Hurt mandate," he says. "If they're real 
Jhmucks, we arrest them." 
J Curry says he has his own theory as 
Iwhy he catches more students from 
jristian schools than the public ones. 
The culprits "tend to be freshmen," 
I says. "As Christians, their parents 
■e very much, but keep them on a 
ght leash. They come to college, and 

suddenly the leash is gone." 

Curry says part of the reason why 
the park closes at sunset is to protect 
visitors, Shady deals and those with a 
little more on their minds than making 
out under a rock wall can potentially 
hurt mere trespassers more than a 
brush with a ranger. 

"A — we want to protect the pub- 

lic," he says. "B — we want to protect 
the park." 

And, Curry says, "We take the least 
amount of law enforcement necessary. 
It's not a Gestapo image we try to por- 
tray. If we never had to write another 
ticket or had another arrest we'd be 
tickled pink." 

He says that 99 percent of those 

who break park rules simply need more 
information. This is a part of the volun- 
teer program he is promoting — involv- 
ing students in the national parks in a 
positive and informative way. 

What rangers want is not to hunt 
people down and issue citations. 

"We're here," Curry says, "because 
we love the land." 

Appalachian Trail closed to hikers 

Stacy Spauldinc DeLav 

Fall colors will be peaking soon in 
the Smoky Mountains. Oct. 29, to be 

But you won't be seeing them this 
year from the Appalachian Trail. The 
entire 70 miles of the trail through the 
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 
along witli several feeder trails, is 
closed to hikers for an indefinite pe- 
riod. It might even be months. 

Park Spokesman Bob Miller says 
this is the worst damage he's ever seen. 
"It is a lot worse than the blizzard of '93 
and the floods of '94," he says, "The 
damage is very extensive. There are in 
excess of 1000 trees down." 

The trails are closed to hikers due 
to safety concerns. "Many hikers would 
just bushwhack their way through," 
Miller says. "But if they get hurt, we'd 

have a devil of a time getting them out. 
It's even hard when there aren't trees 

Also, "many of the trails are very 
steep," he says, "and hikers aren't able 
just to go off the trail to climb around 
the trees." He says many of the downed 
trees, some at least 20 inches in diam- 
eter, are actually laying on trails (angled 
up together. 

Help is on the way, though. The 
summer trail maintenance crew has 
been re-hired to start clean up. Also, 
crews from western national parks, like 
the Rocky Mountains and even 
Yosemite, are being brought in. "These 
crews have experience with big timber," 
he says. "Some volunteers will be used 
also, but the saw work needed is way 
beyond the skill of average backyard 


The closing comes at the start of 
the fall leaf season, the busiest two 
weeks of the year. But Miller says most 
tourists won't even notice there's a 
problem. "About 90% of our visitors are 
windshield tourists and may see a tree 
or two down," he says, "but that's it. 
The other 10% who want to hike will 
just have to choose other trails in the 

Thai other 10 percent adds up to a 
lot of people, though, in die nation's 
most visited national park. Miller says 
portions of die Appalachian Trail see at 
least 1000 people a day. 

But since most of the damage is 
only in the upper elevations and die 
middle third of the park, Miller says 
there are plenty of other trails still open. 







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■Fir we were king 
I of the world 


Mint Mhiti *Thi Swami" 
Adam Rivera 'The Guru" 
lime in our lives we have 
nil wanted to be in command. Well, 
this week the Swami and die Guru get 
to imagine thai they rule the sports 
world So.ifwewerekmgoftlie 
There would be at least ten all-sports 
TV stations. 

There would he no such thing as free 

Baseball players would make $4.23 
per hour. 

NBA commissioner David Stern 
would he appointed supreme com- 
missioner over every major sport. 
Yankee owner George Stcinhrenner 
would be cleaning restrooms at a 
Bronx High School. 
The franchise known ;is die Los An- 
geles Clippers would somehow get a 

"Scholtzie," the dog of Reds owner 
Marge Schott, would become mad 
and bite her where the sun don't 

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman 
would order false teeth for each of 
l he gap-mouthed players. 
Sports at Southern (i.e., Hawaiian 
football) would be played with the 
rules they were intended for. 
Football's Bills, Broncos, and Vikings 
would learn how to win the big one. 
Likewise for baseball's Braves, Red 
Sox, and Cubs. 

1 Buddy Ryan would quit coaching and 
jump into die booth widi Jerry 

1 Bobby Cox, Wan-en Moon, a guy 
named Oreuthal, and the Nebraska 
Cornhuskers would learn to speak 
softly and get rid of die stick. 
► Carlos Perez, Luis Polonia, Erik Will- 
iams, and die Portland Trail Blazers 
would slop shopping at junior high 
» Mugsy Bogues would play Manute 
Bol in Taco Hell's one-on-one. 

• Cal Ripken would lake a holiday, 

• The Bowl Coalition would be de- 
stroyed in favor of a play-off system. 

• Colleges would be allowed to do in 
public what has been done under 
the table for years — pay their ath- 


■ Deion Sanders would play profes- 
sional basketball and finish second 
In technical fouls behind Charles 

• Rete Stoyanovicli would have a cup 
of coffee and a cold shower before 
his field goal attempts. 

• Mike [yson would fight someone 
stronger than the Swami and the 

• Don King would put some gelin thai 
hair as he's found guilty of wire 
fraud andsays Onlj m America." 

• Jem Jones wotdd suck himself into 
a Pepsi bottle like that kid in the 

• Reggie Sanders, Jose Canseco, Barry 
Bonds, Patrick Ewing, David 
Robinson, Charles Barkley, Thurnian 
Thomas, Nick "the Brick" Anderson, 
and die rest of the "chokers" would 
be as clutch as Ken Griffey Jr., Mar- 
quis Grissom, Albert Belle, Reggie 
Jackson, Joe Montana, and Joe 

• NFL teams like the Dolphins would 
learn die only Uiing the "prevent" 
defense does is prevent you from 

• Sports fans would be loyal to teams 
in their hometown instead of jump- 
ing on popular teams b.mdwagoiis 
like the Bulls, Cowboys, Braves, 
49ers, and Yankees, 

• Nashville would understand that pro 
sports (i.e. Oilers and Devils) won't 
sell in an area ruled by college 
sports and country music. 

• Teams like die Sleelers woidd be 
motivated enough to not allow let- 
downs against teams like Jackson- 

• Hie Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Braves 
would stop teasing us with (heir suc- 
cess and die once and for all. 

• Randall Cunningham would join a 
monastery where maybe during 
meditation he woidd gel a clue 
about reading defenses. 

• All of the clueless meddling owners 
(i.e. Donald Sterling, Harold Kalz, 
George Sfeinbremier, Peter Angelos, 
Marge Schott. Jerry Jones, Jeffrey 
Lurie) would either sell dieir team 
or let their general manager's and 
coaches do die jobs they were lured 
to do. 

• Professional athletes would realize 
die game belongs to die fans. 

• O.J. would answer spouse abuse 

hotlines for as long as the jury was 


s trial. 

• "The gloves would Hi so die jury 
could do nothing bin comiei." 

• Michael Jordan would hang up his 
sneakers and join the PGA tour. 

Flag Football 

There looks to be good competi- 
tion in all three flag football leagues 
(nol counting the hand-picked faculty 
team of Evans) but a few teams appear 
to be a notch above. The athletes on 
Affoller and Belding should help (hem 
compete for the lop spot in die 
women's league. Dean, Amponsah, 
ind Mi MuJty appear to he the cream of 
the crop in "B' league While die 
perience of Molina should help ill 

Brass, Liu press champ] 

Larisa Myers 

Testosterone flowed freely. 

Thursday evening, Oct. 5, found 13 
contestants and a Talge Hall lobby full of 
spectators eagerly awaiting the outcome 
of die 1995 bench press contest. 

Each man was judged according to 
two categories — overall weight and 
pound-for-pound, a ratio that deter- 
mines who can lift the most based on 
body weight. 

After a weigh-in, (during which 
Junior Jason Liu demonstrated his 
prowess by stripping down to a 
florescant Speedo bathing suit) partici- 

pants set to the task of lowering as 
much weight as they could to the! 
chests and pushing it back lo ami's 
length, many with grunts and yells, at 
companied by the encouraging ctaatl 
of the onlookers. 

Junior Matthew Brass, wdsjhinsil 
at 194 lbs., snagged first plat 
overall weight division by hench-pra 
ing 295 lbs. Liu, who weighs IMtlbJ 
won the pound-for-pound category 
a lift of 275 lbs. 

Each winner was awarded $20 ^ 
a Talge Hall sweatshirt. 

Georgia taxpayers 
paying for strike 

Stacy Spauldinc DeLav 

Taxpayers in Adanta and Fulton 
County are paying for the baseball strike 
and low fan attendance. 

They will pay an extra $900 thou- 
sand dollars toward the debt on the At- 
lanta Braves' stadium, bringing taxpayer 
contribution up to $2,1 million. 

The stadium authority took in 
$570 thousand less than expected A 
ing the season from its share of rev* J 
enues from parking, concessions, a 
advertising- Atlanta and Fulton Court 
are obligated to make up the remaii 
amount of the debt payment. 


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I Accent adventures . . . 


Xmsos Titus 

The inky blackness was so thick I 
ta)ukl laste it. No, wait, that was just dirt 
In my mouth. 

[ The other weekend Seniors Jeremy 
Bloner, Scott and Stacy Delay, and 
Sophomore Becky Boiling decided to 
break me in on Pettijohn's cave in 
northern Georgia. 

Since I'd never been caving before, 
was concerned about claustrophobia. 
you know, 1 am six feet tall. 

Before entering the cave, we signed 

t was a comforting thought to know 
if you didn't come out, someone would 
looking for you. 

The cave mouth looked like your 
basic hole in the ground with a few 
rocks around it. Once inside, though 

ling was visible without a flashlight, 

The cave was nothing like roomy 

! hideouts depicted in the old west- 
ern movies. It was full of boulders, sta- 
, stalagmites, some bats, and lots 
of mud (more than usual from the rem- 
nants of Hurricane Opal.) 

Scott informed me that caving is a 
ir-round activity because caves re- 
in at 52 degrees year round. 

In places, the caverns reached over 

feel in height, but S 1 

only allowed 18 inches or 
less. It was the close spots 
that I feared, but curiosity 
won out. There was so much 
to see, climb, and explore. At 
one point after I scrambled 
over a rock face, Jeremy said, 
"Allison, if you were a man, 
I'd call you 'The Man.' " 

Our destination was an 
underground waterfall, but 
Hurricane Opal had flooded 
the passage, and we were un- 
able to reach it. 

The mud that filled the 
cave stuck to our shoes, hair, 
clothes, and much to Becky's and my 
delight, to Jeremy. After a friendly mud 
ball fight, we decided to retrace our 
path and exit the cave. 

Pettijohn's cave is a "live cave," 
which means that with each drop of wa- 
ter it is actively making new rock struc- 
tures. Though it is illegal to break sta- 
lactites from the roof of the cave, I 
found a few broken ones on a high rock 
ledge that I could more closely inspect. 
The stalactites are mosdy hollow and 
are formed of crystals. 

The trip out seemed a lot quicker 



j A few safety tips . . . 

* Go caving in a group, not alone 
. • Have ai least two flashlights and 

a brand new mud wm— Sophomore Becky Boiling 
showed Junior Allison Titus the ropes recently 
during a northern Georgia caving expedition. 

' Wcai jo: 
• Be sure 

you are and what time you ex- 
pect to be back 

• Caves are muddy and slippery, 
which can make them danger- 
ous. Be careful and don't run. 

• Don't touch or break ewe for- 

• Don't push your limits, don't do 
more than what you know you 
can do. 

Caving expeditions from South- 
ern leave at 2 p.m. in front of 
Thatcher ever)' Sabbath. For more 
info mint ion, call Caving Club Presi- 
dent Sean Cailendar. 

Don't Get Taken For A Ride 

It's out there, just waiting for you: 
the sleeH body, the powerful engine, 
and the gleaming interior. 

j Tires - 
1 Frame 
i Brakes 
I Front End 
| Exhaust 
| Suspension 
I Finish and Paint 
1 Engine and 

Your DREAM Car! 

Don't pull out your wallet yet. 
Chech out these points 
or have a mechanic or a 
car-smart friend do it for you. 
And don't forget 
about financing. 
Your credit union offers 
pre-approved car loans 
that are good 
for 30 days. 



than the one in. Sunlight can be very 
bright after three hours of spelunking, 

At the mouth of die cave, a tiny 
brown bat was sleeping. Upon scrutiny, 
I decided it looked more like a fuzzy 

No guts, no glory — 

round earmuff than something to be 
scared of, kind of cute in fact. 

My clothing will never be the sam 
but that just gives me reason to go cav 
ing again. I can't wait. 

Chattanoogan finishes 
first in triathlon 

Stevin Constants 

Oct. 8, about 80 racers — Southern 
students, faculty, and community mem- 
bers — competed in die triatldon. 

Chris Frank, a Chattanooga 
triatldele, won first place widi a Ume of 
82 minutes. This was his first Cohutta 
Springs solo effort. 

Paul Dardcn, solo Iriathlele and 
wellness coordinator for Olan Mills, 
finished second place. 

Baylor students, Ryan Swiff, John 
Anderson, and Jamey Gifford, finished 

first for relay team category and third 
place overall. 

Although the day was sunny, Junior 
Ryan Ashlock, who swam for Senior Rey 
Descalso and Junior Adam Fergeson, 
said "die lake was so cold it was hard to 

Frank, a Chattanooga racer, said 
Cohutta Spings did a beautiful joh con- 
duchng die triaddon. "Its loo had the 
triathlon doesn't gel a hide more pub- 
licity,'" says Frank, "they could attract 
many people." 



October 19, jggl 

X VUA^A y'- M ' v -^l^^g 

^versity'^focusofwomen's conference this weekend 


A Celebration of Diversity. Thai's 
Ihc theme or the tliirteenlh annual con- 
ference of Ihe Association of Adventisl 

This weekend hundreds of women 
will flood inlo die Collegedale Church lo 
participate in the conference. 

This diversity will not only come as 
the result of the numerous locales from 
which die attendees come, but al 

from die variety of speakers and topics. 

The keynote speaker is Carol Can- 
non, co-founder of Hie Bridge, a Chris- 
dan treatment center for dependence 
disorders. Topics she will speak on in- 
clude boundary problems within the 
church, and setting boundaries and re- 
solving conflicts. 

Odier speakers and workshop di- 
rectors include Wdma Zalabak, with 

Adventisl Singles Ministries in Smyrna 
Ga., will speak on "The Gift of Listen- 
ing;" Terrie Ruff, a social work profes- 
sor at Southern, will talk about "Women 
and Self-Esteem: Building our Self-Con- 
fidence;" and Shirley Kinsman Shaffer's 
workshop will teach women "to Play die 
Piano (Almost) Instandy!" 

Workshop registration will be in the 
Collegedale Church atrium from 8 to 9 

l. today. Classes will begin at 9 a., 
in the gospel chapel. The conference] 
will conUnue through Sunday aftemixL 
The registradon fee is $85. A speciaM 
of $25 is available for full-time studetj 

"If you are feeling discouraged," 
says conference coordinator Sheni 
Craig, in The Adi/entist Woman, "yoil 
need to come to this conference. Youf 
will not leave discouraged.' 

Pettibone authors Adventist history text 

Charisa R. Bauer 

Hislory professors teach and 
write books? Thai's right. 

Dr. Dennis Pettibone is work- 
ing on yet another project. He is 
writing an Adventist hislory book 
for high school students. 

This book will be one of four 
small soft-cover textbooks used for| 
sophomore Bible students. He is 
not only writing the textbook, but 
also die exercises, projects, 
teacher's guide, and suggestions 
for audio visual materials. 

The main focus of the book is I 
to "provide historical background 
for students lo understand the n 
sion of Ihe Adventist church," says ] 
Petlihone, "and how they fit in." 

Pettibone started this project 
about a year ago when Dr. Jack 
Blanco asked him to write Ihe 
book. Pellihone s final copy is due I 
lo be turned in Dec. 1. Teacher, historian, author— Pettibone has written 

The books will be tested next sevelYl / 000 k s /„ addition to teaching a full class 
spring in selected academies. { oa( i 

Then, ihe following year they 

should be the prescribed text for States, Canada, and Bermuda. J^ 

academies in North America, the United In writing the books, Pettibone 

Call Book Fair a drawing force 


List weekend the world came lo 
Southern College in ihe form of ihe an- 
nualCall Book Fair. 

Sabbath afternoon, Oct. 14, over 
.100 students, faculty, and community 
\ visitors viewed the displays and talked 
lo former sludcnt missionaries repre- 
senting 25 different countries. 

Southern also hosted five guests 
from four English Language Institutes 
(Japan, Thailand, Korea, and Taiwan) 
and one from the Miracle Meadows 
schools in West Virginia and Puerto 

used many sources. Some of wliich 
include the Standard Denomina- 
tion books by George Knight, old 
Review and Heralds and some of 
Joseph Bates' Sabbath tracts. 
Peltibone says he has learned many 
things from his experience in writ- 
ing the book, One thing which he 
found interesting was that the ma- 
jority of the Collegedale Church 
board was made up of students in 
the 1940s. 

He was also amazed by the number 
of people baptized (over 150,000) 
in the Inter-American Division as a 
result of children preachers. 
Pettibone says he is encouraged by 
the youth involvement. 
In the past Peltibone has written 
numerous articles for magazines, 
journals, and newspapers. He wrote 
a chapter in the book World of 
Ellen Wl)ite. He also spent three 
years writing the book Century of 
Challenge which is the history of 
Snuihcni College. 


During ihis year's Call Book Fair 
many expressed interest in service of 
some kind, signing up for student mis- 
sionary and task force positions as well 
as the Christmas break mission trip lo 
Cancun, Mexico. 

"I Uiink the greatest recruitment is 
students, who have returned to South- 
ern, sharing their experiences" says Ken 
Rogers, campus chaplain. "This creates 
a lot of interest in others." 

Each country's booth allowed visi- 

tors to take a peek at the culture and 
people of thai country. As they walked 
from booth to booth they got a chance 
to talk lo some of the presenters. 

"G'day male." Sophomore Chris 
James sat at ihe Australia booth com- 
plete wilh stuffed koala bear and Indi- 
ana Jones hat. A unique experience he 
had, he says, was witnessing a platypus 
in the wild. 

Junior Nickjoy, a former SM to 
Isreal, says he enjoyed tiiat country be- 
cause of its stalus as a stopping point 
for many people from around the world 
including Jewish tourisls from as far as 
Russia, South America, and Europe. 
While in Majuro in ihe Marshall 
Islands, Senior Travis Patterson was in- 
volved in recording the country's new 
national anlhem, because he was one of 
the few in the area who could read mu- 
sic, Afterwards, Patterson says, die 
president of ihe Marshall Islands took 
him out lo dinner. 

Senior Wendi Louden, while in 
South Korea, gol the chance to lour Ihe 

Skin Deep] 

Uglv, I think. 
If I v 

tee hir, 


owed room I'd yell. The uaiilu)gfa«l 
(binning hair, and slumped, rounded f 
body sit across from n 
angle the big, sagging jowls and n ij 
voice are intensified. 

Yes, yes, ok. It was an accidentM 
brain tumor that wasn't suppose to 
grow. Stuttering speech, senseless | 
comments, unwanted man. 

I feel the impatience well up in 
me as yet again the prayer meetings 
interrupted by some insignificant, 
misplaced comment by this mere hi 
of a man. I lean back, stare mil ihe I 
window, not wanting to In ir this I 

He talks softly about guilt and 
emptiness. 1 turn his way. for deep I 
. thoughts aren't ones lo possess him! 
He speaks of forgiveness. I needtha 
With tears in his sagging eyes he teOj 
me there's a God who doi 
even when I'm not good i 
1 ache for il to be so. 

The halting voice lall 
simple love no one else c 

Somewhere in the p2 

Demilitarized Zone between South and 
North Korea and walk through a riot. "It 
was very exciting and scary at the same 
time," she says. 

Most former SM's, however, agreed 
that the best memories involved their 
chances to help those in need in a way 
they'd never done before. 

If you have questions about student 


.. I 

I glance around the r 
the blank expressions on 
minds tuned out the mini 
to speak. Am I the only oi 
hears what this man is sa; 

I walk away this nigh 
peace I've not loiown in ; 

task force, visit the C 
Office and speak with Sberrie NortotT| 
Next thing you know, you might heoi, 
plane lo a great adventure of your * 

"Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptiz- 

of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey every- 
thing I have commanded you. And surely I am with you 
always, to the very end of the ace." 

, Arts 

tussian artists featured in Brock gallery 

mi' to start brushing up on your 
j, — Southern is holding an art 
uutiiring the works of two popu- 
isis from St. Petersburg, 
usband and wife, Nikita Petrovich 
; ind Iriini Nakolaeuia Safronova 
esent at the open house Sunday, 
I from 7 p.m. to 9:30p.m. at the 
Hall Art Gallery, The show will 
ue through Nov. 17. 
imin is a teacher at the Repin In- 
. He is a member of a four-person 
alliance called Forus. 
wkila and the three other artists 
.■ fading group for doing public 
issions in St. Petersburg," says Art 
tment Chair Bob Garren. During 
mmer of 1Q9S Fomin was artist in 

residence at the University of 
Montana in Bozeman, 

Safronova is the chair of 
the Fashion Design Depart- 
ment at the St. Petersburg 
State University of Technology 
and Design. 

"In May I attended a fash- 
ion show in St. Petersburg that 
had judges from all over," 
Garren says, "Safronova's stu- 
dents were some of the de- 
signers who received awards.' 
In addition to teaching, 
Safronova creates costumes 
for the St. Petersburg Maly Op 
era and Ballet Theater. 

Renaissance Festival 
a step back in time 

., and the dramatic 
scenes of Robin Hood's quest to save 
Maid Marion from the evil Sheriff of 

"I mostly enjoyed the royal birds of 
prey exhibition," says Sophomore Katie 
Martin, "especially one scene with a 
free-flying falcon." 

"I couldn't believe all the behind- 
the-scenes action and (he impressive 
organization of the entire festival," says 
Junior Julie Giikeson. 

Martin says she loved the festival 
and would "absolutely" go again. "I en- 
joyed being in an atmosphere that is so 
different from what I see every day. The 
experience at the festival is both educa- 
tional and somewhat realistic, and 
makes for a very fun and unusual day." 

The Georgia Renaissance Fall Festi- 
val opened Saturday, Oct. 7, and is open 
from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays 
and Sundays through Nov. 5. Tickets are 
$ 1 1.00 per person. Festival grounds are 
located off 1-85, exit 12, about 12 miles 
south of Atlanta, Ga. 

ew Age, new definition 

e phrase has been worn to a frazzle, but our music 
{aniacs share some out-of-the-ordinary selections 



!i tights. Damsels in distress. 
i\;ilrous knights, leasts fit for a king. 

e just a few of the sights 
e Southern students got a glimpse ol 
e Georgia Renaissance Fall Festival 
Sunday, Oct. 8. 

| Seventeen students went on the En- 
li club-sponsored trip to the festival. 
e the Great Adventure of Robin 
-s this year's theme. 
s extremely impressed with 
isional acting throughout the 
y plays," says Senior Rachel Kirk, 
a I loved how the actors and ac- 
fces always stayed in character. It was 

it often that you get to step 
BE)f your daily routine and place your- 
Bpght in the middle of the 16th Cen- 
ffi" says Junior Heather Rimer. "The 
iistic atmosphere, the costumes of 
lay, and the customs of the time pe- 
jtwere very impressive." 
I Many students talked about the hor- 
£ jousting tournaments, hilarious 

Hicks plays dual role 


"Orchestra is the main reason I 
am at Southern," says senior Robert 

Hicks has been a member of the 
SC Orchestra for four years and two of 
those years concertmaster. 

This twenty-three year old North 
Carolinian has been playing since the 
age of six. He has toured to Spain, En- 
gland, attended a Suzuki Workshop, 
and studied in Japan for a summer. 

"The position of concertmaster 

carries a certain amount ol preside," 
says Hicks, "it is something I worked 
hard for and 1 really enjoy doing." 
Among his more accomplished pieces 
are; Tschaikowsky's Concerto for 
Voilin, Bach's Chaconne, and Ravel's 
Tzigane. "The Tschaikowsky is some- 
thing that requires alot of hard work," 
says Hicks. 

Hicks will perform die 
Tchaikovsky concerto this weekend at 
the General Conference when the or- 
chestra travels to Washington, D.C. 

UN Mahornft 

s issue we decided to review a 
e of CD's classified as new age. 

,e :ts a music category contains ; 

Tiety of music and much that 
| come a 

a surprise. 

i prohahh think I 



P lacking lyrical tur 
J 'he case, although you can find 
inils. The two artists we picked 
t the other sounds that make up the 
* ; <Sc music scene. 

Chaquico, (pronounced cha-key- 
so) , is the former lead guitarist of the 
classic rock band Jefferson Airplane. 
His debut album, Acoustic Highway, was 
voted Billboard's # 1 adult 
alternativc\new age album of the year. 
Planet is no less the quality of it's prede- 
cessur. Craig plays a \ariclv of music 
styles from Latin in Aejo de Caho to fu- 
sion in The (ireywolf Hunts Again. Make 
the voyage to the Planet! 
Tangerine Dream —Turn of the Tides 
■ Here's another great album from. 

die purveyors of progressive, new age 
synthesizer. This brother duo has been 
producing albums for almost two de- 
cades. The first song on the album is 
called Pictures at an Exhibition, but is 
probably best known as Brandenburg's 
Concerto # 3. The Froese brothers have 
added a thunderstorm to the back- 
ground. The other songs on the album 
aren't of the classical persuasion, but 
makes the album almost a tour of styles. 
If you like synthesized instruments and 
sounds, check this one out. 


From the files of 

Despite sit-ins, boycotts, and mob 
hysteria. Student X is back— a bit 
modified but as nosy as ever. 

For those of you who thought die 
Accent staff would never succumb to a 
rake over the coals of gossip, you're in 
for a surprise. Keep reading, and you'll 
learn all their under-dlc-rug secrets and 
never-before-heard tales of intrigue. 

Here's the scoop. 

Scott DeLay, die husband of co-edi- 
tor-in-chief Stacy, has been spotted 
making a cradle in his woodworking 
class. Stacy swears there's nothing to it, 
but I'd watch for her at Toys R Us and 
the botde section at Wal Mart. 

If Mike Meliti "the Italian stallion" 
seems a little tense these days it's only 
because crunch dme has come — law 
school choosing time. Bui don't worry 
about him too much. A certain S. Lane 
seems to be soothing his jitters quite 

The grapevine tells us that Abiye 
Abebe has been having a few run-ins in 
Adventist heritage class. He's gotten a 
few detentions for laughing over the lat- 
est episodes of Beavis and Buttbead 
with his friends. Better watch it Abiye or 

soon you'll have your name on the 
board with a check by it 

We're all mourning widi Scott 
Guptill in his loss of Mindi LaFever to 
the wilds of Africa. Will she meet a 
tribesman in die bush or come back to 
him safe and sound? 

Our ever-faithful sponsor, Dr. Bert 
Coolidge, reportedly has been seen es- 
corting his first wife to social occasions. 
Maybe if you sneak around in die 
bushes a bit you can see this phenom- 
ena widi your own two eyes. He also has 
offered to franchise his office organiza- 
tion system. 

Although Marca Age has no big 
milestones to report now, you'll want to 
stay tuned. A couple of weekends may 
find her ball-and-chained for good. Just 
keep an eye out for a suspicious looking 
piece of jewelry. 

Sorry men, but that luscious Larisa 
Myers is taken. And I wouldn't try mess- 
ing with her big old buffed boyfriend 
either. Does Matt Brass ring a bell? It 
should. He was the massive dude that 
bench-pressed die most weight in the 
Talge Hall weight lifting contest. We've 
started calling him Mr. Universe around 

the Accent office. He Ukes it. 

If you're looking for some new 
dates, iheAccent staff is full of surpris- 
ingly stunning singles. 

Jonathan Mahorney is a great catch 
who is almost out of school, has great 
taste in music, and is an accomplished 
sailor. That's right, as in sailboats. On 
the water. How romandc— a saUboat 
ride and a picnic on the beach. No girl 

Next is Allison Titus. This girl can 
cook. Apple pie, monkey bread, sour 
cream patties, maybe even a chicken 
salad or two if you're lucky. You name 
it, and that girl can bake it! Not onfy can 
she bake but she can also recite every 
word to every song that has ever been 
written. Ever. 

Brent Burdick is sttll wandering the 
cafeteria looking for his souf mate. His 
one quesdon is, "So what if I'm a little 

Todd McFarland— present orator, 
future lawyer — is another great catch. 
He definitely knows his way around the 
sound board, has mastered a titillating 
vocabulary, and is tall enough for any 
babe to wear heels as high as desired. 

Trudi Hullquist is also on her own. 
Here is a girl that is smart, sweet, even a 
tad bit silly, and — don't tell anyone — 
she has her very own Mona Lisa collec- 
Uon. Now that's hard to come by! 

AccentEye doesn't miss anydiing 
with hazel-eyed and dashing David 
George behind die lens. He's not only a 
muscian and a writer, but has a joke for 
every occasion. 

Another single (surprisingly) is 
Brad "the loverboy" Seltman. What can 

Photo: Randau Smith 

Accent good guy of the week — 



Bu\s anyone?— Roy Dingle bus been serving up baked 
goods to VM customers since 1974. 

Evt Parker 

It's early morning. Only a hardy few 
are on the road. 

Village Market (VM) Baker Roy 
Dingle is one of them, on his way to 
work to start up Ihe bakery. During the 
course of the day, he will direct the bak- 
ing of nearly twenty kinds of breads and 
some hundred other bakery products. 

After a hard eighl-hour day, he 
heads home to his wife, and the "sec- 
ond love of his life, Prince Albert Willie 
Snicklefrilz," his miniature schnauzer. 

In order to relax from his hard day, 
Dingle eidier goes outside lo do land- 
scaping, or he stays inside and remod- 
els the house. 

____Octobet 19 1 

we say about Brad excepi that if J J 
new and you're blond, you're in. | 

Bryan Fowler, quite possibly is J| 
man all you longing women have C 

looking for. He's hot, funny, ant! can 
balance just about any object on his I 
nose at your request. His personal 
sound effect repertoire is quite ai 
in itself. 

If you're looking for that delhj 
boy that makes your heart z" 
words come out in a muddle when JuL 
standing at your door, then Adam "J 
Guru" Rivera is your man. All you k 
to do to be face-to-face with this you 
stud is call Dominos. If he's not out I 
climbing those walls that he's oh-st 
famous for, he should be able to dc 
(in 30 minutes or less) a vegetarian J 
delight and a smile that will a 

And what's up with that Stephanjl 
Gulke/Roger Oetman thing? Are lit 
dating? Just good friends? What? 

This one outshines them all: our I 
new ad manager, Chris Brown, hasfl 
a proposition for Southern women. 1 
He'll date anyone who takes 
in ihe Accent. He says he'd prefer ra 
of a long-term relationship (rullpajel 
ad) . He says a year's worth of adveiflj 
ing would be especially nice. 

That wraps up our sharing sesst 
for today. Until next time, keep your ■ 
ears open and your eyes stretched Ion 
that next little tidbit! 

Still wondering who Student X is? j 
Here's another clue: Student Xh: 
in 13 weddings. 

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb 
Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow 
and everywhere that mary went, mary went, mary wenf 
Everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go ... . 

— so 

Read, yes read, your Accent 

A nice, easy way to wind down. 
Dingle has worked for the college 
for 21 years in both die bakeries in the 
VM and the cafeteria. During that time, 
he says he has seen the enrollment in 
the school go way up, down, and slowly 
work its way up again. 

But the biggest change he has seen 
is in the way people shop. 

"People get out more now," he says, 
"and their eating patterns have changed. 
It's a lot more convenient to shop." 

Dingle is a behind-die-scenes man 
who has done a lot for the people at 
Southern and in the community. 

Just ask anyone who's recendy mar- 
ried. He probably decorated the cake. 

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Siskel, Ebert 
and Me 


Film critics will pan a film like 
This was the most idiotic cm- 

ve ever seen. It made 
|c wonder how intelligent the average 
Iket buyer must be. They must mea- 
m: I.Q. by their shoe size." The next 
iiv. ilu 1 lilui will he advertised in litis 
Uner: "TbeMost!" "A Wonder!" 
iitelligent!" "Shoe Size!" 

v come as a surprise to 
'me readers, but you don't have to go 
[movies to figure them out. "Ob," 
u're thinking. "Don't worry. I would 
ever taint myself with that vulgar den 
[moving picture iniquity. I own a 

! ( ray pharasaica! friend, 
[til today's column will make even that 
deiliuin of mendacity an heirloom 
e propose. 
Without ever seeing a single one 
ft the following films we will still be 

sily decipher what the entire 
Jut holds, sometimes just from the 

agree, but in the end, 
U'li just prove my point, which by 

I've forgotten. 
| Jurassic Park — A sensitive, heart- 
Ding look at the efforts of Hawai- 

e Society volunteers who try 
nln: ri' pels with senior citi- 
fcancl kids. Includes hilarious foot- 
it ol wli;ii happens when some big 
I gel aimed away. 

'nl/t In lion — A hard-hitting in- 
hume sinry about two undercover 
6 who discover ill at their orange 
pis not really 100% pure, hut re- 
n concentrate. Tlieir anger 
10 bounds as they track down 
mlous Tropicana executives 
le out justice. 

•«/— A woman bus driver 
|dra Bullock), angered by taunts 

from her fellow bus drivers that she 
drives the slowest bus in the city, 
proves she can get passengers from 
point A to point Z in record time, Co- 
star Keanu Reeves portrays a troubled 
fare-payer struggling lo return to the 
barbershop which had given him his 

Forrest Gump — A clever political 
documentary thai shows a boyish, 
smiling Bill Clinton (played by Tom 
Hanks) shaking hands with JFK, to 
prove that in America, anybody can 
become president. 

The Lion King — An African fable 
of a young cub who never learned 
manners. Through (lie efforts of a fas- 
tidious, impeccable warihog, the cub 
learns to hold his head straight, wash 
before meals, and of course, "hakuna 
matata," which roughly translates to 
"keep your elbows off the table." 

Home A/one — An engaging young 
scamp plans a big surprise for two af- 
fectionate uncles during die holiday 
season, only to see his jealous parents 
return and keep the hoy from sharing 
his final homemade surprise gifts. A 
resounding tale on the importance of 
healthy male role models and the in- 
nocence of youth. 

Silence of the Lambs — Anthony 
Hopkins plays a man arrested for hav- 
ing dietary patterns different from oth- 
ers. This story of prejudice features 
Jodie Foster, who plays Hopkins' ar- 
dent supporter. She vows that she'd 
rather eat butterflies than see Mm in 
jail another day. 

See? Just read my reviews and 
never forge anodier late leave again. 
Next time, we'll review Sharon Stone's 
films, with dieir emphasis on modesty 
and morality. At least as I see it. 










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Top ten reasons nursing 
is Southern's 
largest major 

Darvi Cole and Victo« Cznusti 

Written from our Home Offla . 

currently located at Bobby Sue S Okm Emporium. 

10. Gel to wear really clean uniforms unlike those automotive guys. 

9. Great excuse for not having a social life. 

8. Big discounts on shoe whitener. 

7. Finally get to understand what they're talking about on ER. 

6. Really enjoy being stuffed in a van at 6 a.m. 

5. Get to say "I'm stiff looking for your vein" lo people you don't like. 

4. Don't need hospital jokes explained anymore. 

3. Nursing pin looks great on Pathfinder sash. 

2. Didn't realize Soudiern offered any other majors. 

1 . Can drink all the barium you want. 

"•WES ' By Leigh Rubin 








October 19, 1 

What happened to the knife in 
the O.J. Simpson trial? 

"A small Iraquian nun grabbed 
il and 111 reatened Judge Ho." 
Charily Ampoiisab 

['sin die knife imiMiini 

on Shallowford Road." 


Theology Senior 

"II was buried lo gel rid 

of die evidence." 

Lisa Grant 

Pre-med Sophomore 

"II was sold lo the Ginsu dealer." 

Hurray Thompson 

Engineering Sophomore 


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What animal would you 
compare yourself to? 

"A gray wolf — they're loyal 
and they're good hunters." 
Scott Huling 
Religion/Biology Senior 

"A rabbit because they are nice, 
cuddly, and clean, like me." 
Jason lee 
Physical Therapy Freshman 

"A pig. My room is a 
mess and I love to eat." 
Tony Di Pinto 

"A bear because people tell 
me I give great bear hugs." 
Yomary Rivera 
Social Work Freshman 

Community Calendar 


Snippets From the Collection — re- 
cently donated artifacts. Chattanooga 
Regional History Museum, thru Oct. 29 
Dinosaurs Plus — Chattanooga Re- 
gional History Museum, dim Jan. 21 
Family I 'nder Fire — life in Chattanooga 
during the Civil War, Chattanooga Re- 
gional History Museum.Oct. 9-March 
10, 1996 

Sculpture Garden — River Caller)', thru 
summer 19% 

Programs & Events 

Haunted Swamp — Chattanooga nature 

Center, Oct. 20-28 

Miss Tennessee V.SA Pageant — Tivob 

Theatre, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. 

Art & Craft Festival— -Bell Buckle, 

Tenn., Oct. 21-22 

Fall Color Cruise and FolK Festival — 

Shellmound Recreation Area, Oct. 21- 

22 & 28-29 

Smoky Mountain Bxcursion — spon- 

sored by die Tennessee Aquarium, Oct. 

ArtScene Kick-off— Hunter Museum. 
Oct. 26 

,\'orlb Carolina Dance Theatre — 
Guerry Auditorium, University of the 
South, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. 
The Enchanted Cave — Raccoon Moun- 
tain (sponsored by the Tennessee 
Aquarium), Oct. 28 
Spectrum 95 Exibil Opens— Hunter 
Museum, Oct. 31 

Industrial Show — Chattanooga Con- 
vention & Trade Center, Oct. 3 1-Nov. 1 


The Beach Boys— UtC Arena, Oct. 19, 
7:30 p.m. 

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra — featur- 
ing pianist Alicia de Larrocha, Sym- 
phony Hall, Oct. 19-21, 8 p.m. 
Hoi Pollio — New Zealand musicians, 
Metro Cafe, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. 
Gran Folklorico de Mexico — Memorial 
Auditorium, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. 
The Robert Cray Band with Tinsley 
Ellis— Tivoli Theatre, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. 


Did you participati in 
Community Swict Day? 


HTC Chamber Ensemble— UTC/Cadek 
Department of Music faculty recital, 
Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC, Oct. 
27, 8 p.m. 

Halloween Pops — Chattanooga Sym- 
phony & Opera Assoc, Tivoli Theatre, 
Oct. 28, 8 p.m. 


Charlotte's Web— The Tittle Theatre of 
Chattanooga at St. Mark's United Meth- 
odist Church, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 
21-22, 2:30 p.m. 

Cinderella: A Tale of Survival — Bark- 
ing Legs Theater, Oct. 27-28, 8 p.m. 
Cat On A Hoi Tin Roof—l\\e Little The- 
atre of Chattanooga, Oct. 27-28, Nov. 2- 
4, 9-1 1,8 p.m.; Nov. 5,2:30 p.m. 


Burnt by the Sun — a Russian Film, 
Oct. 19-22, Thurs., 7:30 p.m., Raccoon 
Mountain Room, UTC University Center; 
Fri. & Sal., 7:30 p.m., Grote Hall, Rm. 
129; Sun., 2:00 p.m.. Raccoon Moun- 
tain Room 


Community Service Day 

Red— a French film, Oct. 26-29 
schedule as Burnt by the Sun 


Women in the Church, Where: 
go from here.' — Collegedalc Ac* 
Auditorium, Oct. 21, 3 p.m. 
Christian Concert— Denise, A 
Obed and Kelly (former Souihemsj 
dents), Collegedale S.D.A. Churcb,| 
28, 3 p.m. 
Petra in concert — Memorial AutB 
rium, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. 

Next Accent— 

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Volume 51 No. 5 November 2. I'm 


My town 

Tour the worn— Manag- 
ing Editor Marca Age 
will take you on a tour 
of some of the cities 
Southern students call 
home, pages 8, 9- 

Weekend Weather 

Today— Chance of showers 
and thunderstorms. High 78. 
Fridav— Scattered showers 
and thunderstorms. High 75. 
Saturday — Scattered showers. 
High near 70. 

Collegedale's snack cake king dies at age 90 

W I' 

p Spauiding DeLay 
Some will remember him for creat- 

nber-one manufac- 
er of snack cakes and Hamilton 
Ws largest employer out of a small 
jtanooga bakery. 
Some will remember him for his 
imiiment to education, supporting 
iy local schools, including Southern, 
funding programs such as the Col- 
: Access Program at the UTC. 
For others, it might be his love of 
jty, shown through the row of orna- 
ental pear trees that bloom each 
g in Collegedale and the well- 
omeil grounds of the McKee Foods 
juration plants. 
But Southern students will surely 
member him by the sweet aroma of 
UleDchbie cakes that permeates the 
r in Cullegedale is often detected by 
]rigry.unknis just before lum.ii. 
■Co-founder and chairman of'the 
ward of McKee Foods Corporation, 
I0.D. MtKec died lasl Friday at the age 
Hofa massive stroke. 
^HcKee was bora in 1905 and edu- 
" Qled at Southern which was then 

Fhoio: Scon Cinm 

One ust goodbye— McKee Foods Corporation shut down production lines Monday as 
the McKee family drove by plants one and two on their way to the funeral, above. 
Employees lined the streets to pay their respects, top. 

Southern Junior College. Here he met 
his first wife, Ruth King, 

He received an introduction to the 
baking business, selling Virginia Dare 5- 

cenl cakes from his car during the De- 
pression. In 1935 he and his wife 
bought a small Chattanooga bakery. 
Jack's Cookie Company, which eventu- 
ally became McKee Foods Corporation. 

McKee's was known for his favorite 
saying: "There's a better way,. Let's find 
it." He constantly looked for ways to 
improve productivity through automa- 
tion and more efficient equipment. 

The funeral, officiated by Georgia- 
Cumberland Conference President Gor- 
don Bietz, Ooltewah Pastor Mike 
Pettengill, and McDonald Road SDA 
Church Pastor Don Gettys, took place 
last Monday in the Collegedale SDA 

McKee is survived by his second 
wife Thelma Robeson, sons Ellsworth 
and Jack and daughter Beth Alexander, 
1 1 grandchildren and 1 3 great-grand- 

McKee Foods Corporation will con- 
tinue to be owned by the McKee family, 
with Ellsworth McKee as president and 
chief executive officer, and Jack McKee 
as executive vice president and chief 
operating officer. 

Biology brings in students, but denied money 


j | Which departments bring home the 
les? According to Biology Profes- 
11 Hayes, the Biology/Allied Health 
pent does. 

a whopping average of 39.5 ma- 
frfaculty member, about 16 more 
B next closest department, the 
^Allied Health department is bit- 
ire stripples than it can chew, 
a total of 152 biology majors, 
d health majors, and only a total 
Il-time faculty, the time spent ad- 
Indents alone takes a toll says 
uid while the campus average 
■ professors spend in class in 

front of students is 12-13 contact hours 
per week, biology professors put in 15- 
18 contact hours, he says. 

The question the Biology/Allied 
Health department is asking is, "Why?" 
Why, with all of the majors-per-faculty 
brought in by these two majors, is 
Southern not hiring new professors? 

"The sad, sad, story," says Hayes, 
"is that we're attracting so many ma- 
jors, yet Southern is investing so lilde 
in our program." 

To remedy the situation, the de- 
partment is looking for some outside 
help. They are in the process of writing 
a million-dollar proposal for funding 

from the Howard Hughes Medical Insti- 
tute, another project that is keeping the 
faculty busy in addition to the hefty load 
of research many shoulder. 

"It's just die kind of thing that 
Howard Hughes is looking for," says 

Hayes, "and it's just the kind of thing die 
State of Tennessee's Educational Depart- 
ment is looking for." 

Looking at these figures, it is also 
just the kind of thing the Biology/Allied 
Health department is looking for. 

Wohlers' office plans move 

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\n> ™ n g Ihe promenade 

Coming mm-Gerald Peel is returning 
to WSMC as general manager, page 3. 

Stephanie Gulke 

Dean of students Bill Wohlers is 
moving . . . from his office in Wright 
Hall to a new office in the student cen- 

The game room near the SA execu- 
tive offices will undergo some remodel- 
ing and become the new office. Wohlers 
and Itis secretary will occupy 40 percent 
of the southeast corner of the room. 
The remaining space will serve as a 
conference room. 

The Student Employment and De- 
velopment offices will be moving into 
the south end of Wright Hall— the area 

where Wohlers office is currently lo- 

According to Wohlers, construction 
on the projects will begin second se- 
mester and be finished for the 1996-97 
school year. 

"Everyone's wants and needs have 
been taken into consideration," says 
Wohlers. "And the move is simply part 
of an on going evolution of the buildings 
on campus. Offices are relocated and 
expanded to provide better services." 

Wolders says that he hopes his 
move to the student center will enable 
him to serve Southern students belter. 



Talge faces smelly shower and stair problem 

Rick Johns 

Talgc Hall jaiiilors may soon be 
staling the hahs rath Idtty litter and 
pooper scoopers rather than mop and 


Someone is defecating in second 

west showers and urinating in die stairs 

Talge deans met with hall residents 

n that hall on Oct. 23 to offer a reward 

of $200 to anyone who could give infor- 
mation leading to die discovery of the 
offender. The money for the reward will 
be taken from men's club funds. 

The deans are serious about con- 
fronting die problem, according to As- 
sociate Dean Dwight Magers. In fact, 
when the perpetrator is found he will be 

expelled, he says. 

Associate Dean Dennis Negron says 
diey're not so concerned with having 
someone to pin it on. "The important 
tiling for us is that it stops," he says. 

The deans say diey will make sure 
there is adequate evidence to support 
any accusations before expelling die 

offender or giving out the reward. 

They will not speculate about,! 
live for the incidents. Negron says 4 
are mainly concerned ahum h>(jien t 
and about those who have to clean J 
the messes. 

Negron says he has never encoj 
tered this problem before at South J 

on that hall on Oct. « to oner a ie»"» m^u^-i—i ^ - # 

Thatcher locks still causing complaints 

Ruihie Kerr 

"They just need to get used to the 
new locks," says Thatcher head Dean 
Sharon Engel. This is not what Thatcher 
residents want to hear. 

Installed last summer, die magnetic 
locks are designed for commercial use 
with fewer moving pans that will wear 
out, says Don Hart, Campus Safety Di- 
rector. Doors cannot be left unlocked, 
preventing unwanted visitors. 

If a key is lost, die lock is given a 
new combination instead of changing 
die whole lock like the old system. If a 
key is duplicated, the code is automati- 
cally scrambled. Willi the former locks 
it look about 20 seconds with a pair of 
pliers to gel into a room, says Hart. 

But, to students, die advantages of 
the system are not dial apparent. 

"Carrying a key to get a drink is 

such a pain," says Sophomore Donni 

"I think it's really stupid," says 
Sophomore Liz Ramirez. "It's our be- 
longings, they shouldn't force us to 
keep doors locked." 

"We want to protect your things," 
says Engel. After 15 years of deanbig 
she says she knows it does not take 
long for dlings to be stolen. A com- 
mon problem, says Engel, is "I just 
went to get my laundry, and when I 
got back my money was gone." Widi 
stolen money, she says there is no way 
of knowing whose $20 is whose. 

"Once I didn't close my door all 
the way and went down the hall," says 
Dacunha. "When 1 came back, some- 
one was going into my room." 

Residents who tamper with the 
locks are fined $25. Placing tape, 

magnets, or I.D. cards so the door will 
not lock is illegal. "I don't want their 
money, but I do want dieir belongings to 
be secure," says Engel. 

Engel says residents shouldn't keep 

valuables in their rooms and should 
' tell others where money is kept, ski 
says it is usually friends who know [_ 
where the money is, and they are ikl 
ones who take it. 

Few women in senate 

Brinne Busch 

More senatorial positions for 
Thatcher Hall are avadable in senate 
than ever, yet fewer senators represent 
Thatcher this year than last year. 

Eight positions are available, but 
only five have been filled, according to 
Chad Grundy, SA executive vice presi- 
dent. Alter the first senatorial election, 
just two ot the positions were filled. 

"I think the reason for the lack of 
female senators is that they are not 
properly informed," says senator Cindy 
Maier. "They don't know about it, or 

they feel like they can't do it h 
they don't have any prim experc 

"Senate needs more puhl-t in I 
senator Avimaria Davis. " 
about it, so they don't show interal] 
being a part of it." 

"People don't understand ufal 
goes on in senate," says former sa 
Monica, "therefore <mal 
don't know, they aren't interesled'| 

Grundy hopes to fill the rem 
three positions, but that c 
pen if people choose to partiripalil 

Extensive pool usage spurs improvements 


Southern's Health, P.E., and Recre- 
ation Department encourages students 
and faculty to check out the pool in the 
lies P.E. Center. 

This October, the pool was restored 
with new paint and new safety steps al- 
lowing easy entrance to die pool. 

"It is incredible what Southern staff 
is doing for the pool," says P.E. instruc- 
tor Heather Neal. She is pleased with 
the new improvements and the exten- 
sive use of the pool this year. 

Department Chair Phil Carver says, 

"The P.E. Center provides a variety of 
swimming classes, jobs for students, 
and recreation for all." 

Southern offers four swimming 
classes for students including adult ba- 
sic swimming, lifeguarding, water safety 
instructor course, and scuba diving. 

Southern's pool is used by the com- 
munity throughout the year. There are 
beginner's levels and level I through 
proficiency level VI classes; — all Red 
Cross standard — for community youth. 
Water aerobics is offered to adult 
women upon request. The pool has also 

been rented for Collegedale Academy's 
field day events, Pathfinder swimming 
honor programs, and birthday parties. 
"The department provides a great 
service to the community for a reason- 
able price," says senior and water safety 
instructor Michael Feldbusch. "We, the 
pool staff, teach swimming for youdi in 
a class averaging sL\ students," says 

[•'cldbusch, 'and our care forwdj 
dent is very important." 

The pool is open for lap snimi 
day through Thursday from b to7f 
and 6:30 to 8 p.m., and Wednefl 
nings from 6 to 7 p.m. Recreation^ 
swim times are Sunday through^ 
day from 5 to 6 

21 st century classroom displayed 

that some of the "content orientated" 
items such as the microscope that al- 

Todd McFariand 

Southern recently hosted represen- 
tatives from 14 area colleges at the un- 
veiling of die 21st Century Classroom. 
About 40 education faculty members 
and administrators watched the presen- 
■ The educators were in Chattanooga 
for die bi-annual meeting of Tennessee 
AssociaUon of Colleges of teacher edu- 
cation. After their meetings ended 
Wednesday noon, Southern invited them 
to visit the classroom. 

In addition to die 30-minute pre- 
sentation put on by lab overseer John 
Green, they had lunch, toured the cam- 
pus, and visited die Teaching Materials 

Reactions from the visitors were 
very positive. Don Good, Education 
Chair at Carson Newman College, liked 
several aspects of die classroom. He felt 

lows die whole class to see what is un- 
der it were especially good. When asked 
about the trade off between cost and 
effecUveness he said that was something 
"that had to be looked at carefully." 

Debbie Murray, Lee College Educa- 
tion Chair, also liked what she saw. She 
said that Lee was looking at investing in 
something similar. Other schools have 
been equally enthusiastic. On Nov. 8 and 
9 presentations have been set up for 
additional visitors from other colleges. 
Response throughout the state has been 
overwhelming says Babcock. 

The classroom was also on show- 
case during alumni weekend. Dr. 
Babcock, Education chair, said about 
225 people sat dirough a 30 minute 
presentation. "They bowled us over," 
Babcock said. 

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[peel returns to WSMC as general manager 

j)tt10 GfORCE 

\ in a series of changes for the sta- 

Gerald Peel was recently appointed 
f^SMC's new general manager. 

He replaces Dan Landrum who is 
leaving to pursue a career in music. 
Lei started the process of Liking over 
B general manager at WSMC Oct. 23. 

Peel may be new as general man- 
ger, but he started working as an an- 
touncer for the station during his fresh- 
sin year at Southern in 1979- He 
forked there through his sophomore 
nd junior years, until he quit school in 

5 to work. 

He returned later to work full lime 
jr the station first as development di- 
ector, then as programming director. 
Ie left in 1989 to complete a music de- 

e, graduating in 1990. 

Several are glad to see Peel back at 

station. David Barasoain, currently 
wiring with AWR in Europe, is a 
inner employee of WSMC and worked 
nder Peel. "Truthfully, when I heard 
lat NPR was going, I was concerned 

the station," says Barasoain, "but 
Lowing Gerald Peel is leading out is 

Hbioagmn-WKUC's newly appointed General Manager, Gerald Peel, has a lot of 
memories working at the station as a student in the old Lynn Wood Hall studio. 
Peel also served as derehpim-nt and pmyannninx director at the station. 

extremely comforting." turnovers, Peel sees hope for the future 

Peel returns to WSMC in a period of of the station. "The support for WSMC 

transition. The station has recenUy has been terrific, even surprising," he 

changed programming sources and, says. "That's not to say that we don't 

now, general managers. Despite these have a struggle ahead of us." 

The success of the annual member- 
ship drive bought another year of sur- 
vival for die station, but Peel is still 
planning to concentrate on getting fund 
raising projects underway as soon as 
possible in preparation for next year. 

Peel has new ideas planned for stu- 
dents as well. The primary job of stu- 
dents at WSMC is announcing, but it 
hasn't always been that way. 

"When 1 first came to WSMC," he 
says, "students were much more in- 
volved witli all the operations at the sta- 
tion." This kind of involvement, says 
Peel, is what made working at the sta- 
tion more than just a job. "I couldn't get 
enough," he says, "I would skip class 
just to hang around." 

Peel doesn't want students skipping 
class, but he does want enthusiasm. 

This kind of enthusiasm, combined 
with training, is one of the keys to main- 
taining the life of die station, says Peel. 
He says he wants to "give (students) 
training and responsibility so that WSMC 
is not a job, but a personal project for 
the person who works here." 

MM employee recovering, returns to work 

■Heather Morse 

I To most people a stumble is only 

embarrassing, but to Russell Cook it 

was life threatening. 

On Oct. 25, 1994, the Instructional 

Media electronics technician plunged 
through the drop ceiling of the cafeteria 
while installing speakers for the PA sys- 
tem. The fall caused him to be air lifted 

tK completion delayed 

\\\ P\Sk(R 

I "The CK was supposed to be done a 
ftekago, " says Dale Bidwell, Vice 
Resident of Finance, "but we ran into a 
Juple of problems. 

While working on the floor, we 
zed it wasn't level and had to 
ur it," he said. "The other problem 
■ With the seating. We were sliipped 
[wrong seats, had to ship them back, 
are now waiting for the right ones 

to come in." Bidwell said that the CK 
might be done by Thanksgiving. 

Until then, students will have to 
continue going to the CK in the cafete- 
ria, which will soon be open on Sunday 

"I wasn't aware that many students 
wanted it open," said Earl Evans. "We'll 
need more workers, but I'll be glad to 
try it. If we get enough student partici- 
pation, we'll keep it." 

out of Collegedale via Erlanger's Life 
Force helicopter with a broken pelvis, 
smashed left wrist, broken shoulder, 
and numerous abrasions. 

"It could have been a lot worse," 
says Cook, "I could have fallen and bro- 
ken my neck." Instead, he was hospital- 
ized for four weeks before being dis- 
charged in a wheelchair. 

"I was stuck in that wheelchair for 

seven weeks," says Cook. "At first I was 
extremely angry." 

Today, however, one year after his 
fall, Cook is back at work at Instruc- 
tional Media. Although he is continuing 
his rehabilitation, his doctor cleared 
him to work part time. 

"We are grateful to have him hack 
on our staff," says Instructional Media 
Director Frank DiMemmo. 

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Patrick Reynolds stands to lose a lot 
by speaking out. 

He's the grandson of tobacco 
manufacturer R.J. Reynolds and will be 
speaking out against smoking for an 
assembly at Southern on Nov. 16. 

Reynolds' personal opposition to 
cigarettes began in 1964 after his father 
died of emphysema. In his talks he tells 
die truth about die tobacco industry, 
and how it targets blacks, women, and 
teens. His mission is to bring about a 
smoke-free America. 

Reynolds is well known. Dan 
Rather calls him "an electrifying witness 
against the very product that made his 
family fortune." Former Surgeon Gen- 
eral C. Everett Koop says, "Patrick 

Reynolds has distinguislied himself as 
one of the nations most influential advo- 
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Here for you 

ovember 2, 1995 


Recycling program provides no green for city 


Willie Collegedale loses money on 
i recycling program. Southern lias 
und a way to break even. 

According lo Bill Magoon, Col- 
fedale city manager, the city's 
rbside recycling program that was 
rted in August 1994 is not breaking 
fen, but losing money. 

"No one zeros out,'' says Magoon. 

The city pays Browning-Ferris In- 
stries of Tennessee, Inc. (BFI) $3300 
$2.14 per house per month to collect 
yclable trash, he says. 

BFI collects plastic, paper, glass, 
■mgaled board, aluminum, and tin 
ts. The trash is taken to a facility in 
mlown Chattanooga where it is sepa- 

rated and recycled. 

It only makes sense for people to 
recycle, says Magoon, since residents 
are paying for the service whether or 
not they participate. 

Southern does break even and ze- 
ros out according lo Mark Antone, di- 
rector of Landscape Services. One rea- 
son is because, unlike Collegedale, 
Southern does not pay BFI to pick up 
the trash. 

"We can do a faster job and 
cheaper than the city can," says Antone. 
He says Southern is constandy negotiat- 
ing to find the best deal. 

Southern recycles cardboard, 
newspaper, paper, aluminum, and scrap 
metal, but does not recycle plastic or 

glass even though dorm and college 
apartment residents separate it. 

"There is no money in plastic arid 
glass. It goes in the dumpsler," says 

Antone says that when the recycling 
program started, students separated 
plastic and glass, but they are not cur- 
rently recycled. The reason is because 
Hie college could never find a market 
for it, and would have lo pay someone 
to recycle it. 

Anlone says dial die recycling pro- 
gram is nol about making money, bin 
they have been trying to get things set 
up. "Now that we have been breaking 
even, one day we are hoping to [recycle 
plasdc and glass] ," he says. 

The Service Department and Waste 
Management pick up recyclable trash 
and hike il to Southern's recycling cen- 
ter where it is separated, says Antone. 
After it is separated Southern sells it. 

With die money that is earned from 
the sale of the recyclable materials. 
Southern pays to have the non-recy- 
clable trash hauled and dumped. The 
college ends up breaking even on its 
trash disposal, says Anlone. 

Currendy there is nowhere to dis- 
pose of recyclable materials like alumi- 
num cans on campus, but Anlone is 
willing to expand recycling if die stu- 
dents are willing. "When we get good 
support in the dorms and buildings we 
will put" recycling containers outside. 

or Smokies' campgrounds, budget cuts may mean death 

iv Spaueding DiLay 
Congressional budget cuts arc hit- 
fclose lo home. 

n campgrounds closed in the 

eat Smokies National Park yesterday 

>f them permanently. 

e don't like having to do this," 

is Park Assistant Superintendent Phil 

|cis. "But we're faced with a situa- 

) reasonable alternative." 
[Five of the campgrounds routinely 
I during winter months. Two camp- 
rounds. Lookout and Balsam Moun- 
ij will be closed permanently unless 

money is allocated for them in the up- 
coming national parks budget, to be 
approved by Congress. 

Three other campgrounds, 
Smokemont, Elkmont, and Cades Cove, 
usually don't close during for winter. 
But "costs require us to hire far fewer 
seasonal workers," says Francis. 

In fact, Francis says so few workers 
will be hired this winter that it would 
have been impossible to provide basic 
sanitation and custodial services if the 
campgrounds had remained open. 

Francis says that the park receives 

fewer campers during this time of year. 
But, he says, if an adequate budget is 
not approved the campgrounds may not 
be able to open in lime for one of the 
park's peak times, during die month of 
April. "There is no opening date as yet," 

he says. "If we don't receive enough 
money, we tentatively won't be able to 
open until the middle of May." 

Backcountry camping s: 
main open, Francis says. 

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Students are using the phones now 
more than ever, says Information Ser- 
vices John Beckett. 

"We have more students now," lie 
says, "than when we had our present 
number of phone lines designed." 

Thus the phone problems of getting 
a line off of, and on to, campus. 

"We have 30 outgoing and 31 in- 
coming hues," he says, "plus lines used 
for long-distance from dorm rooms. 

"With about 500 dorm rooms on 
campus," he says, "the load should be 
handled easily by 50 outside lines. The 
fact that it isn't indicates that students 
use phones heavily." 

Beckett says most of the outgoing 
and incoming lines work. "One of the 
incoming lines," he says, "has a cross- 
talk problem that we can get fixed in the 
next day or two." 

Three dead outgoing lines, and one 
dead incoming line, have been fixed 
since last week by either Beckett or the 
phone company, Several of the lines 
were unavailable because of rusting 
splices put in by the former phone com- 

pany owners. 

Beckett says Internet usage 
shouldn't be affecting the phone ser- 
vices. "Modems use only incoming 
lines," he says. "Internet is probably 
giving us a little more outgoing capacity 
because some students who would nor- 
mally log into BBS's in Chattanooga use 
our system instead." 

The current phone load capacity is 
triple what it was in 1978 according to 
Beckett. But increasing phone usage 
has consumed that capacity. Beckett 
says he hopes to re-engineer the entire 
oulside-line situation next summer, to 
see if the lines available can be in- 

But in the meantime, Beckett ad- 
vises students to avoid peak hours, from 
7 p,m. to midnight. "A student who is 
able to wake up at 6 a.m. has the world 
in their hands," he says. 

Also, he says students who usually 
make calls on Friday nights .should try 
Saturday nights. "Early in the week is 
good as well," he says, "the traffic 
builds up later in the week," 

Road improvements ahead 

II Howood 

The Collegedale Commissioners 
approved a resolution paving the way 
for McKee to build a third manufactur- 
ing plant in Collegedale. 

The resolution asks the Tennessee 
Department of Transportation for assis- 
tance in improvements to Apison Pike. 
The improvements will provide better 
access to McKee's new plant scheduled 
to be fully operational by December 

If approved, the resolution will pro- 
vide Collegedale with a grant lo make 

improvements on Apison Pike says Bill 
Magoon, Collegedale city manager. 

According to Magoon, the new 
plant will be in the vicinity of the McKee 
Employee Recreation Center. 

The factory will be producing prod- 
ucts that odier plants are currently pro- 
ducing under McKee's name, says Eva 
Lynn Disbro, McKee Communication 
and Public Affairs manager, 

Disbro says the plant will start by 
employing 25 people, and in 2 years the 
plant will employ around 250. 


November 2, < 

The tooth fairy died 

larisa Mvers 

I was 12-years-old, and life was 

I had my dog, my sisler, my favorite 
climbing tree, my imaginary friends. 

I drought about grown-up things 

Somewhere along the way I'd 
learned about die Civil War, die 
Gettysburg Address. I'd picked up a 
couple Bob Dylan choruses. I knew that 
diere used to be a thing called slavery 
and a fight for cml rights, but at least it 
was all in the past and everyone now 
had a fair shot at life, liberty, and the 
pursuit of happiness. 

My favorite books (next to next to 
Dr. Seuss, of course) were biographies 
of women who'd been the first — the 
first president's wives, the first doctors, 
the first reporters, the first to go West. 

They'd fought the good fight, and 
now I could do anything I wanted to do. 
I could be anything I wanted to be. 

America, I knew, was a country 
men and women were proud to call 
their own. A country fought and died 
for. A country where anyone could live 
in peace and prosperity. A country 
whose national anthem nearly always 
brought tears to my eyes. 

My church was not just another de- 
nomination. Mine was a church widi the 
truth that no other church had. We were 
it, and everyone else just needed to get a 
clue. We weren't perfect, but we were 

pretty doggone close. 

My parents knew everything. My 
teacher was my hero. My minister was 
my friend. My dog never bit me. I never 
got poison ivy. 

Then I grew up. 

I made it through puberty with 
minimal batde scars, and now tliey say 
I'm ready to enter the big, bad world of 

Unfortunately, my certainty in life 
did not make this journey with me. My 
great wisdom and knowledge, my store- 
house of truth, got left behind widi my 
training bras. And here I am, about to 
be let loose in a world that confuses me 
more by the minute. 

I'm here to tell you one thing. 1 
don't know. 

What once was crystal clear now 
resembles those two-way mirrors. You 
know the kind where the other people 
can see out, but you can't see in, and 
your left peering at a reflection of your 
squinting self trying to see the faces on 
the other side. 

Older and wiser? Bali humbug. 

Racist police departments, affirma- 
tive action and notorious court cases 
have broken open old, festering 
wounds. The church is splitting in wo 
over a woman's right to be ordained. 
Politicians have become greedy, self- 
centered bars. My pastor ran off with 
another woman. 

The problem is diat there aren't an) 

simple answers any more. Sometimes 
there aren't any answers at all. 

Adulthood has snatched delusion 
away with my allowance. My cloak of 
pat answers to tough questions has been 
gradually tugged free by higher learn- 
ing, and I'm left naked and cowering. 
It's cold outside. 

As I stare at what is to be my edito- 
rial in which I tell the world my worthy 
opinion about something . . . anything, 
I'm left chasing ghosts and snatching at 
thoughts that didn't quite give birth to 
anything concrete or meaningful. 

And dien, out of the blue, some- 
times there comes a breath of fresh air. 
Mine was the Brainerd Chapel Gospel 

For some reason, I went home last 
weekend. I've nearly forgotten the ex- 
cuse now. 

A real bed and a refrigerator full of 

Saturday afternoon found my father 
and I driving to the small church on the 
other side of town (a whole five minutes 
away) to hear a gospel choir visiting 
from Knoxville. 

The tiny church only holds about 
50 people, uncomfortably at that. It was 
packed. The choir members, resplen- 
dent in sun-yellow robes, squeezed 
among us, sitting and standing where 
they could. The program began. 

One of the few white faces in the 
congregation, I'm not naturally a vocal 


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participant in church services, bin k I 
swept along with the tide. Soon 1 was (T 
singing lei Us Have a Little Talk » 
Jesus and His Eye is On the SparnM 
top volume, tapping my foot, i 
my knee along with the rest. 

As the concert drew to a t 
pastor stood up and invited us all to \ 
sing We Are One. 

"I see all different colors o 
there," he said. "We have so manydifl 
ferences. But as Christians we know! 
we are one." 

We stood, clasping hands. Wesa 
We are one, Lord. We are one. Holy j 
Spirit we are one. 

Next to me, an old grandmother! 
with deep laugh fines and an iron grill 
squeezed my lingers. "Godblesijf 
you, honey." 

I'm not a believer in Uncle Aithil 
bedtime story endings. I can't saylli^( 
I've somehow figured it all out sin 
then and that life doesn't loom so 
or ominously ahead. 

I still don't know. 

I guess I just needed to see a 
of fight at the end of the tunnel. 

I needed to remember that tel 
an ultimate reason for our existenffll 
the first place. That there's a tmlKj 
transcends traditional conflicts of $ 
race, gender, religion, personality, j 

I'm almost 22-years-old. 

Life is good. 

He is, anyway. 

etters to the editors 


i thank you 


Thank you for putting together 
such a quality paper! 

Since my wife and I are serving as 
[s for a year, the only contact we 
javewith Southern is through the 
It is refreshing to read newsworthy 

Ihould Wohlers move 


it appears that Wright Hall is run- 
ig out of room. There is no question 
!jll Wright Hall is to small for its occu- 
ftlls. The question is what do you do 
Klh [lie ones that have to move? 
■ Right now, the plan is to move the 
■ice of Student Services to the space 
■V occupied by the game room in the 
rsftldent center. My question is how do 
■ffifeel about tlus move? 
■■This move would place Dean of Stu- 
I dents Bill Wohlers closer to the every- 

I NPR isn't unbiased 

■Bin his thoughtful guest editorial 
Baijj'ing Perspective. (Oct. 19,1c- 
«'), Mark Peach makes a statement 
BJU Nf seems to need clarification. 
|, He disagrees widi charges that Na- 
tional Pubhc Radio's news coverage is 
Ijiiised poUticaOy. He praises NPR's 

"dogged insistence to give a respectful 
I ™ing to . . . divergent opinions," call- 
Ng it "clearly hberal...." In other 
Pnords, he sees NPR as being firmly 
pmmitled to balanced reporting, as ah 
E«od liberals are in his opinion. 
I Ia 8ree wholeheartedly that NPR is 
*ral; however, twenty years' listening 
I Weled me to a different conclusion 
, about the effect of that liberalism. Al- 
™»8hNPP, commonly does mention 
H" ades of ^y national debate, their 
^reporting has been heavdyone- 
| "M id the past and continues in some 
: ""^t lobe so today. 

When democrats controlled Con- 
fra, the typical story went hke this: 

' te c °mnientator mentioned a con- 
iT.^' 31 °™ M ™ th a short introduc- 
p to Ihe national problem. 
f or hvo Prominent democrats— 
^'isors of the bill—spoke di- 
ll "ecrying the problem and assert- 
" al *e bill was the only solution. 
»e commentator might acknowl- 
* republican opinion that the bill 

was a bad idea, but without reporting 
counter arguments or playing actual 
words of a republican legislator. Or . . . 
3b. The commentator might say simply, 
"repubhcans disagree," followed by a 
one sentence soundbite from a promi- 
nent repubbcan who said, "This is a bad 
idea . . ." with the rest of his remarks 
cut out. Or . . . 

3c. The repubbcan reaction might not 
appear at all. 

4. Now might come a short interview 
widi a spokesman for a lobbying organi- 
zation supporting die bill, who ex- 
plained the need for its passage. 

5. The commentator would sum up the 
story, re-emphasizing the necessity for 
an immediate solution to the problem. 

That pattern had two decisive fea- 
tures. Liberal views occupied the stron- 
gest positions — first, second, and last. 

Even more important, litde or no 
evidence supporting conservative views 
got through the screening process, even 
if a conservative voice had. 

In other words, the repubbcan side 
received b'ttle depth of coverage in com- 
parison to the democratic side. Years of 
that may well have convinced the un- 
wary that conservatives had no counter 
arguments. It's easier to believe that this 
is balanced reporting if you are sure 
that-only one side has anything really 

Praise from Stacy's mom 

articles once again. Your work is much 
appreciated in Taiwan. 

Our internet address is We 
would love to hear from people. 

Eric and Patricia Johnson 
Kaobsiung, Taiwan 

to student center? 

day life of students here at Southern. Is 
that a good thing or is it bad? 

If this move is to serve student body 
better, then you should have some input 
on it. Here is your chance. Write (be 
Accent at accent ©southern. edu, or 
write to me at 
and let us know what you think. 
Jeremy Stoner 
Student Association President 


My congratulations and respect to 
you and your staff for the type of report- 
ing I am seeing in theAccent. You are 
putting out a real newspaper— not just 
a college gossip sheet. I know how hard 
litis is to accomplish. 

First, you have to be wilting to lake 
a stand— whether you are supported or 
not— and be willing to be the one and 
only one standing up for what you be- 
lieve. I see this in the reporting this 

Secondly, to attain your goal, you 
have chosen to report the truth in a 
non-malicious and non-accusatory 
manner. You and your staff are to be 
highly commended for this. I cannot 
imagine students not wanting to know 
what is going on and not wanting to be 
informed to be better prepared: better 
prepared for the outside world and, yes, 
for the supposedly "safe and secure" 

And thirdly, you m ust be willing to 

listen to (and print) opposing views. 
You and your staff appear to have stayed 
focused in this area. 

You have a dream— and that dream 
is to keep your fellow students well in- 
formed. This is not an easy road to fol- 
low, in a pubhc or private institution. II 
is even more difficult when you are in a 
private religious surrounding. 

Negative PR is not well received in 
any corporation/institution. However, 
you cant be afraid to follow your dream 
or to take a stand the rest of your life. 
Where would we be if Jesus Christ had 
given in to His surrounding pressure? 
The Lord gave you a talent. Con- 
tinue to use it to help those around you. 
Continue to praise Him with it. Continue 
in prayer over each article you write 
and He will continue to guide you. 

Don't give up the deaconess badge 


Deborah Whidden Hinlon 
Mulberry, Fla. 

True, since repubhcans look 
charge of Congress in November 1994, 
things seem to have changed somewhat. 
NPR does appear to have begun allow- 
ing conservatives a fairer hearing. But 
the old pattern continues to sneak in 
subdy here and there: 

1 . Now when the commentator men- 
tions a new bill, he/she often begins by 
stressing the trouble it seems certain to 

2. One or two prominent congressional 
democrats, or perhaps tile President 
himself, speak direcdy against the bill, 
offering alarming evidence in voices 
that ring with outrage. Alternately, one 
speaker may be a lobby spokesman. 

3. Only after that introduction is the re- 
publican sponsor of the bill or the ma- 
jority leader allowed a soundbite, which 
may go for several sentences as long as 
this is not the part of the speech where 
he or she gives supporting facts. (Once 
in a while, there's no repubbcan voice 
at all.) Little evidence appears in favor 
of the bill from any source. 

4. For a conclusion the commentator — 
or a liberal lobbyist opposed to the 
bill — sums up the predicted dangers 
and/or wrongs associated widi it. 

Again the first, second, and last seg- 
ments are most often still democratic, 
with guessable effect. I have never 
heard the pattern reversed in favor of 

the conservative position. 

Whatever the configuration how- 
ever, NPR's listeners tend to get only one 
side of a question in any depth. For in- 
stance, the Congressional Budget Office 
recently announced that the difference 
between Congress' Medicare plan and 
the President's amounts to about $4.00 
per month per participant. In other 
words, the democratic and repubbcan 
plans are apparenlly more similar than 
most people have been led to beh'eve. 

Of course die President's moral 
outrage over the republican plan will 
not allow him to say so, and as a politi- 
cian he has a good excuse. But will 
NPR's supposedly unbiased coverage of 
the Medicare debate include any hint of 
such a possible sinularity? Tune in to- 
night and decide for yourself. 

After two decades I have only re- 
cently begun to hear NPR give anywhere 
near equal treatment to conservative 
ideas. I wdl agree that "respectful hear- 
ing" is die norm only when they finally 
drop die patterns cited above. 

I invite readers to listen to NPR'sAtt 
'filings Considered {or a week, notice 
the depth (not only the length) of cover- 
age on either side, and make up their 
own minds. 
Jan Haluska 
l'n^!i\h t'rofessor 


Let's take a trip 

As the holidays grow closer, 
the homework and scholastic 
pressure piles up. Coldness, stress 
and the smell of burning leaves, 
fill the air. It's time for a vaca- 
tion. Pack your bags, borrow, a 
little spending money 
from mom and dad. we're 
going on a trip. Don't 
worry about your classes, 
this is an excused field 
trip. 1 thought we'd take 
my car. It's a Cressida 
four door and should be 
big enough. 

Huntin' country 

At the break of dawn, 
around nine or ten, with atlas in 
hand, we pull out of Taylor Circle, 
heading toward 1-75 north. Our 
first stop will be Ken LeVos' 
hometown in West Virginia. 

It's almost dusk as we ap- 
proach the brown wooden sign, 
"Welcome to Pennsboro." On the 
outskirts of town, just off a dirt 
road, we pull into Ken's driveway. 
A two-story brick house sits sur- 
rounded by woods. Ken's parents, 
James and Sandra come out to 
meet us. Dr. LeVos was just voted 
rural Physician of the Year. We're 
introduced to the family tabby cat. 
The only other residents at the 
LeVos home are the raccoons. 
'They eat the cat food and 
that's sorta a pain," Ken says. 
"But I guess it's okay, cause our 
cat just eats the chipmunks." 

Even though we're all a little 
travel-logged, we want to get in 
on the full adventure in 
Pennsboro. "We have a lot of tur- 
key runnin' around." Ken sug- 
gests. "Maybe we'll catch one for 
dinner." We're a little hungry, and 
agree to the hunt. 

Bright and early the next 
morning, we head out to explore 
the town.. The little town, with a 
population of 2000, sits nestled 
among rolling green hills. 

Pennsboro is an old railroad 
town. There are still a few 
cobblestone streets. There's the 
library, a drab looking stone and 
brick building connected to the 
town paper's building, 
"Pennsboro News." 

We pass Jones' Feed Store, the 
Window Company, Napa Auto 
Parts and on the left there's the 
high school football field. On 
Penn Avenue, we find the popular 
hangout, the hardware store with 
it's glass front. In the winter, Ken 
tells us, they have a big stove 
fired up. At the comer of the rail- 
road there used to be an old drug 
store with a soda fountain. 

"Old men sat around at the 
fountain. . . and some just outside 
the door on benches, talkin' about 
deer season," he says. "Deer sea- 

son, now that's the happenin 
thing around these parts." 

We ask Ken what we might do 
in Pennsboro if we had time for a 
longer visit. 

"Well, there's Bingo down at 
the volunteer fire station on some 
nights," he says. There's a park in 

After lunch at one of Sid's fa- 
vorite restaurants, Floridita, we 
hop back on train #1 and get off at 
59th Street and Central Park. I 
watch everyone roller skate at 
Wollman's Rink. (I hate roller 

We take in the view from the 


at one of the best place around 
Paris— Sunday River. After a da J 
of heavy skiing, our tired group I 
stops to camp at Lake Richardso J 
Warmed by the small campfire, 
we enjoy the quietness of naturel 
and the \ ' 

with Marca Age 

_ - »*■ Willi /Vldicct r\i 

My Town 

the center of town, where we can 
play basketball. Ken says we just 
missed the Country Roads Festi- 
val where they have a parade 
complete with the school band, 
cheerleaders and fire trucks. 
There's booths with crafts and 
even a ride here and there. 

It's getting late so we drop 
by the Pennsboro Medical center 
and thank Dr. LeVos for the hospi- 
tality and turkey. As we drive 
away from the little town among 
the hills, we ask Ken if he likes it 
where he lives. 

"My town has my home. And 
of course a lot of good memo- 
ries," he says. "And the people 
are friendly and down to 
earth...helpful. Yeah, 1 like my 
little home town. 

Night on the 

New York City 
is Sidney Contreras' 
home town and our 
next stop. Once in 
the Big Apple, we 
head up town to 
Harlem and 140th 
Street, Sid's place. Al- 
though the city's busiest 
at night, we settle in for 
the big day in the Apple. " 

After breakfast the next morn- 
ing, we head for the Riverbank 
State Park with indoor and out- 
door pools, basketball and tennis 
courts and high security, Sid 

After a few hours of exercise, 
we catch the #1 subway to 42nd 
Street. We walk towards 34th 
Street and get a taste of the large 
variety of diverse people. On 
32nd Street, we spend a little of 
that money mom and dad gave us, 
shopping all seven floors of 
Macy's department store. We stop 
by Bloomingdales, the Gap, and a 
few others. Our schedule is tight 
and money supply limited so we 
head for 5th Avenue, stopping in 
at Radio City and Rockefeller 

Empire State Building and the 
Twin Towers. 

We catch a cab to make it to 
50th street just in time forour 
Broadway show, Cats. After the 
show, it's time for dinner. Hard 
Rock Cafe, Harley Davidson 
Cafe, Planet Hollywood, etc. Af- 
ter dinner, for some the night is 
still young. Following our train 
ride home, we sit outside Sid's 
place, "in front of the stoop" as he 
calls it, and just hang out for a 

"I like it here," Sid says. "But 
I'd rather live a little closer to the 
World Trade Center." 

Where the wind blows cold 

Early the next morning, our 
group leaves the Big Apple for a 
short trip. Our next stop is South 
Paris, not France, but Maine. It's 
where Dawn Cabana lives. 

The town of South Paris is 
surrounded by mountains. A 
quaint town with old pharmacies 
and cafes, it has a bit of history. 
Paris Hill, a place Vice President 
Hamilton liked to go, is a histori- 
cal landmark. Ellen White even 
had a printing press in Paris. 

The homes are Victorian. 
Dawn's white, three story house, 
sitting on top of a hill, reflects the 
style of South Paris. 

It rains a lot in South Paris, 
but we got lucky. This day is cold 
and crisp. Just perfect for skiing 

v of the moon on the J 

Someone says hoj 
they've enjoyed thj 
day in Paris and hi | 
great it must be to 
live here. 

"Well, it's not 
bad," Dawn says. 
"But people aren't « 
friendly as down I 
South. Maybe that's! 
because it's always 
winter here." 

Frontier paradise 

Grant Corbett laughs, know-fl 
ing how she feels about winter. [ 
Winter is a serious season whetel 
he's from. With the long drive 3 
ahead, we pack back into mylili 
Cressida and begin a tre 
Canada towards Hope, BritishQ 
lumbia. After nearly a weekofl 
driving, we finally see the sign J 
built out of logs, "Welcome to | 

Hope, an old tradepost from I 
the days of the gold rush is knosl 
for its logging and tourism. Toml 
ists spend their time sightseeing,! 
skiing, gliding, and enjoying thstj 
Old Railroad Station, now a 
taurant and museum. 

Hope has only one stoplight,! 
which is a blessing to mostoj 
And everything that youB 
need is right on Main Stffifl 
But Hope is an up and j 
town, Grant says. "Just 
last summer. Subway andJj 
McDonald's came ti 
Highway 1 runs rightbyjj 
town and there a 
slopes in the surroundil{| 
If it were summertime, oaj 
would be spent at a near! 
lake that's surrounded by moil 
tains and has sandy beaches ml 
crystal clear water (something f 
hard to find around 
Chickamauga). But it's deft* 
not summer and we decide »| 
one can really never get tool" 
skiing. So to the slopes,'"" 
The sun is bright, reflecting 0" 
the snow covered earth. TM 
so frigid and crisp, you con" I 
break it in half and hear it so* 
Perfect weather for skiing- 
watch the sun tun away, ««j 
through the ten foot snow K 
little car that now sports elm I 
its small inexperienced tin* p 

In the valley 

Another day of our trip" 
gone and other places a«ai"| 
So, pulling out the P' lloWs for J 
blankets, everyone sets i" I 

Nove mber 2, 1995 

other long trip across the country. 
We enter the U.S. through Idaho, 
stopping for a night's rest in my 
mom's town of Sandpoint, a small 
ski resort town just below 
Schweitzer Ski Resort. 

My mom and grandma set us 
in for the night and early in the 
morning we head down south 
through Wyoming, into Utah, 
stopping at the corner of the four 
states, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, 
and New Mexico. Finally we en- 
ter Texas, the state of our next 
stop. Kelly Chalker directs us to 
our destination, barely five miles 
from the border of Mexico. 

Mercedes, Texas is a small ru- 
ral town with no more than 2,500 
people. It rests in a flat valley 
with few trees except palms. 

The town itself has one main 
street with a railroad track. The 
buildings are an old stucco style 
J and aren't well kept up. Even 
though the town is small, it is 
quite busy. There's a lot of agri- 
culture in Mercedes. There's cot- 
ton, citrus trees, and old tradi- 
tional farming. The majority 
of the folks are from Mexico 
except for Kelly and few oth- 

2% to be exact. And 
everyone's pretty friendly. 

In Kelly's quiet little neigh- 
lorhood, the houses are all one 
itory brick with palm trees and 
ride streets. 
The summers are hot with 
hs in the 100's. The winters 
rainy. We've made it just be- 
: the rainy season. The 
'ening is quiet and we decide to 

out from our vacation up 
)rth and take a walk through 
jelly's neighborhood. 

Dur way to check out 

what's playing at the drive-in the- 
ater not far from Kelly's back 
yard, we grab a few oranges from 
the nearby grove (with permission 
of course). 

We're definitely back down 
South, we agree, after our fingers 
and toes finally return to their 
original color. And it's nice just 
to relax under the stars. "It's as 
friendly as Southern, but totally 
different," Kelly tells us. "It's al- 
most like you're in another coun- 

Ye olde country 

Another country is just where 
we're off to. Making sure we've 
got our passports, we park my car 
at the Dallas airport and bid it 
farewell. We board Euro-Air 
flight 6045 for Stockholm, Swe- 
den and our host this time is 
Rainer Lamminpaa. 

Please remain in your seats 
until the plane has come to a com- 
plete stop. We welcome you to 
Stockholm, Sweden 

"?<° check 

i0 warn 'motorists oj 

and hope you enjoy 
your stay." (That was the English 



P Bill Belles is the architect for the cafe 

jAn interior designer has been lined up 

[ Seve ral land prospects are being looked into 

JT-shirts should be ready soon 

[ Committees are forming 

IThe board has been elected and has met several times. It includes: 

Luis Checo 


Ernie Dempsey 

Matt Dodd 

Lisa Farkash 

Bradley Hanon 

Brian Jones 

Bradley Parks 

Stephanie Smith 

Heather Spiva 

■Questions, Suggestions? Contact a board member 


Jet lagged, tired and stiff, we 
exit the plane into the Stockholm 
airport. Exhausted, we travel 

straight to Rainer's home in 
| the small village of 
Nyhytton is one of a clus- 
ter of villages that makes 
up one area or town. 
Mountains and evergreen 
( forests surround the val- 
[leys. It's a little like 
; Alaska, Rainer says. 
There are big fields 
and farms. Iron and 
■ copper mines date 
|backtothe 13th cen- 
tury. A country road 
with a health food 
store on it, serves as 
the main street, 
the residence of a 
sanitarium (small hospital). Many 
people who aren't farmers work 
there. Nyhytton is definitely out 
in the country. You can often see 
moose, bears, wolves and deer. 
I've got my camera ready for any 
wildlife that walk across our path. 
It is three in the afternoon, and 
the sun has already set. It's the 
Sabbath and we'll spend tomor- 
row with Rainer and his family at 
their little church of 180 mem- 

After church, we decide to 
take a hike around the nearby 
lakes. Above there's a picture I 
took of an elk not far from us as 
we return to Rainer's home. After 
sundown, we drive into the town 
of Nora for Pizza Hut (they don't 
have a Taco Bell, if you can be- 
lieve that). Nora is a scenic town 
with old buildings from the 1 8th 
century and cobblestone streets 
that lead to the town square and 

After our evening of 
sightseeing and dining, we return 
to Nyhytton. In the morning we 
will take on the city of Stockholm 
before we board the plane for our 
return trip. 

Sunday, we see the royal 
castles, museums and other sites. 
Stockholm is a clean city with ca- 
nals that divide it into many seg- 
ments. Rainer tells us we can 
bath in them. A few of us take a 
swim while others fish right there 
in the city limits. Four p.m. ar- 
rives and our plane leaves the 
Stockholm runway heading back 
for Monday classes at Southern. 

The city gets smaller and 
smaller and the mountains and 
fields outside of the city begin to 
form a patchwork quilt. 

'That is home. Calm, not 
many cars. For me, I really like it, 
It's a place I go when I want to 
take it easy," Rainer says, as we 
watch the clouds slowly cover the 
far away land below. 

Home sweet home 

1 know how he feels about 
home. I like to think of home 
when the stress of college life 
overcomes me. I like to think of 
home when I'm up late writing for 
the Accent. I like to think of 
home when I'm alone. And some- 
times little things remind me of 
my home town. My little spot on 
the planet, where I can just relax 
and enjoy family, atmosphere, my 
small town people, Wal-Mart, and 
my church of twenty members. 
There might be thirty-some towns 
like Paris, Mercedes, Hope, 
Pennsboro, Harlem, Nyhytton, 
and Elizabethtown (that's my 
place in North Carolina, a little 
town 4o minutes from the ocean), 
but to each of us, our town is dif- 
ferent. Maybe because of the 
people. Maybe because of the 
size or climate. Or maybe just be- 


November 2, 1995 


NBA 1995-96 

Jordan or Hakeem again? 
Or has Shaq's or Sir Charles' 
time finally arrived? 

Mm Mam "Thi Swam" 

AoamRhtoThsCuiiu" ,i,-.„,„„,l, 

The biggest question and fear of NBA fans was answered earlier tins month 
when the NBA players and owners reaehed an agreement on a new labor con- 
tract, tints averting the calamity that recently befeU major league baseball and the 
National Hockey league. 

Now everyone is wondering what will take place in what many analysts are 
calling the wildest and most unpredictable season in recent memory. No fewer 
thin eight teams have a chance of winning the championship. 

As we give yo u*bur top picks in each division for the upcoming year, remem- 
ber—you gel what you pay for, and diese are free. of charge so don't bet die 
house on them. 

ThsSwmu TikGuhi 

Atlantic Division 

Orlando — The recent injury to Shaq 
won't prevent dus team form winning 
it all as they learn from last year's 
youthful miscues. 
New York — Don Nelson can't turn 
dus slow non-offensive team into an 
up-tempo west coast team and expect 
to be successful. 

Orlando — "Penny" Hardawaywill 
become a superstar as he shoulders 
the load until the return of Shaq. 

New York— This aging team is on a 
downward spiral where dtey will be fo 
quite some time. 

Central Division 

Chicago— The onlythtag preventing Chicago— A rejuvenated Jordan and 
"His Airness" from a return hip to die die addition of the eccentric yet tal- 
Bnius is the team from Orlando. ented Dennis Rodman will pave die 

Bulls way back to the finals. 

Midwest Division 

Houston — A full year from Clyde 
"The Glide" will make die Rockets a 
tough team to dethrone. 

San Antonio— This team of ancient 
veterans and Mr. Robinson should be 
able to make one more run for glory 
before they will be in the same siltta- 

liriii .1, ihc Knicks. 

Houston — The inside-outside combo 
of Olajuwon and die three-point 
bombers will once again prove to be i 
hard formula to defeat. 
San Antonio — The Admiral will lead 
his Spurs on yet another tide run as h 
proves last year's poor playoff perfor- 
mance was a Duke. 

Charles Barkleys last season, he'll 
lead the Suns past die Rockets and 
back to the finals. 

LA Lakers — "Showtime" is back in 
younger form, but they'll never be 
able to escape the shadow of awe- 
some Pat Rtiey's teams. 

Pacific Division 

Phoenix — In what will most likely be Phoenix — Sir Charles' last hurrah will 
be a grand one as he gets revenge on 
his good golfing buddy Michael and 
leads the Suns to the tide. 
I A. Lakers — A good, quick, exuber- 
ant young team tiiat should contend 
for a tide beginning next year. 

Seattle — After 2 shocking early playoff 
exits, why hasn't tins overrated team in 
need of a leader been dismanded? 

Eastern Conference Finals 

Orlando over Chicago Chicago over Orlando 

Westren Conference Finals 

Phoenix over San Antonio Phoenix over LA. Lakers 

NBA Finals 

Orlando over Phoenix Phoenix over Chicago 

Accent adventures . . . 

4x4 escapades 

Aiiison Titus 

When your weekend starts off by 
loosing your luggage on die highway 
and the other car with all of the camp- 
ing gear goes to another destination, 
maybe a 4 x 4 excursion is not the an- 
swer. We tried it anyway. 

It was pilch black outside. The road 
was little more than two deep ruts be- 
tween hundreds of trees and bushes. We 
had a spotiight, but a light only reaches 
so far. 

We were riding in a Jeep Wrangler 
with the sides off, another big mistake. 
Just as the road was getting treacherous, 
we remembered diat it had rained the 
day before. 

Down we plunged into water and 
mud almost as deep as the lires. Tune 
and time again we plowed through 
muck. We drove over terrain that I just 
knew that we would rod the Jeep on, 
but we didn't. Finady, the Bronco II that 
was a part of our night time caravan 
turned the wrong way and became 
mired in water up to its baseboards. 

Our luck had changed, though, and 
some other people were insane enough 
to go mudding in die dark too. They 
were able to pud the Bronco out and we 
turned around for the return trip. 

My roommate, Sophomore Charisa 
Bauer, and I were covered with mud. It 
was on our faces, all over our clothes, 
in our eyebrows, eyelashes, and espe- 
cially in our hair. What a mess! What a 
chaotic event! What an adventure! But 
most of all, what a blast! 

The next spring, 1 invested in a Jeep 
Cherokee. Back in Tennessee, the itch 
to go mudding began anew. One Sab- 
bath at Point Park, Junior Grant Corbett 
said, "Nice Jeep, Allison, it's four wheel 
drive isn't it?" When I affirmed the fact, 

he asked me if I had taken it mudding 
yet, and what was once an itch inlensi- ] 
fied to an all consuming desire. 

The next weekend, we were at I 
Ocoee when we spotted a mud covered J 
truck puffing out from a dirt road. The 1 
chap who was driving my Jeep, who I'm 1 
sure prefers to remain nameless said, I 
"You want to get the Jeep dirty?" And \ 
once again, we were off on an adven- 1 

Maybe a mile down the road, ade- 1 
ceptively deep mud filled mt was wait- 1 
tag for us. Boy were we stuck! Andwilh] 
only three wheels louching the ground, I 
we were having a difficult time getting 1 
out. While the men collected rocks audi 
debris to put under the tire, Charisa arnl I 
I contemplated our fate. 

Some kind, but not too sober, ] 
gendemen were once again our guard- 
ian angels. They helped push the Jeep 
out only for our illustrious driver to gdl 
it stuck right back in the same rut. Nofll 
I do not hold him responsible at all m 
even when we almost flipped the Jeep 
further down the road. ) I mean, I deE-j 
nitely could not have driven through j 
that mud any better than he did. Lucky Jl 
for us, he knew how to get us out of dial 
messes we got into. Plus, he xvashedlhol 
Jeep afterward, so how could I com- 

Mudding is an adventure every I 
time, and pushing or puffing your ve- 1 
hide out of the mire is part of the fan.] 
Plus, just think of all the interesting I 
people you can meet when you finalf/l 
give up and have to ask for help. I 
If you get the chance to go mud- . 
ding, do so. But please remember this, 
Allison is a fun person so invite her 10 j 
go too! 

CA forms competitve golf team 

Ted Perrv 

This year the Greater Collegedale 
School System board approved plans for 
Collegedale Academy to have a golf 
team as one of the school's extra cur- 
ricular activities. 

"Unlike other competitive sports," 
says guidance counselor and golf coach 
Matt Nafie, "golf is not an offensive and 
defensive sport." 

Nafie formed the golf team with the 
plan for the students to form good 
sportsmanship, "Students on the team 
are requested to focus on Christ in their 
lives, academics, and then consider golf 
as an extra curricular activity," says 

After being passed by the Tennessee 

Secondary School Athletic Association]! 
Board of Controls, Collegedale Acadfflffl 
began to compete. And they won each ^ 
time they stepped onto the fairway. 

After a series of wins, the team 
found themselves with a record of Mi 
and the champions of the North Dfti- r 
sion. The team's record was broken 
with a later loss to Baylor for the le- 
sion title. Ending out the season, CoH 
legedale Academy plact tl seventh in «| 
City Prep Tournament, and fourth in "P 
District Tournament to give the teamfl 
final record of 8-1-1. . 

"If you had asked me in the b$J 
ning, what my plans were for the mi 
says Nafie, "I would have said that** j 
might win a few games." 



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Sligo ordains 3 women, other churches to follow 

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On a Sabbath in late September, 
Sligo Adventist Church in Washington, 
D.C., ordained three women as pastors. 

And it appears La Sierra Adventist 
Church in Riverside, Calif., will be soon 
to follow. 

"It was an ordination to our 
church, recognizing their call to minis- 
i try," says Sligo Senior Pastor Arthur 
Torres. "We make no claim that this or- 
dination is to the world church, or that 
it has any authority outside our local 

North American Division President 
Alfred C. McClure responding to query 
the scope of the Sligo service says "Our 
i ecclesiology has not changed in regard 
to ordination, and local churches do 
Liot have the authority to ordain to the 
ministry of the world church." 

Ordination to the world wide gos- 
pel ministry requires a local conference 
to issue credentials as well as the en- 
dorsement of higher authorities. In this 
cased, the Potomac Conference refused 
the request for credentials. 

NAD Spokesman Monte Sahlin says 
there's been no formal world response 
to the ordinations. "At annual council 
there was informal discussion in the 
hallways," he says. 

Torres says congregational re- 
sponse to the ordination has been over- 
whelmingly positive. "Many feel it was a 
fantastic, wonderful, spiritual experi- 
ence," he says. "The service celebrated 
the affirmation of the spiritual gifts given 
on the basis of God's freedom, not on 
the basis of race or gender." 

There has been a bit of negative 
response, though. Torres says six out of 

a congregation of about 3,200 have re- 
quested a membership drop or transfer. 
La Sierra Adventist Church has ten- 
tatively set aside their December 2 
church service to hold a women's ordi- 
nation, according to Senior Pastor Dan 

"Back in July the church board 
voted to ask the Southeastern California 
and Pacific Union conferences to autho- 
rize women's ordination," says Smith. 
"They refused, and in our Nov. 1 church 
board meeting and Nov. 11 business 
meeting we're going to examine our 

That option, says Smith, is to hold a 
service similar to the one at Sligo. 

Smith says he expects a lot of reac- 
tion if that is the route the church 
chooses to go. "There will be people 
who will be thrilled," he says. "And 

Local reaction to Sligo initiative 

■Lahisa Myers 

To be or not to be. That 
u'on for women's ordination. 

Shgo has ordained without the 
frtorld church's approval, guaranteeing 

e presence of an issue that has re- 
used to die since its introduction ir 
Irly 1970's. 

Associate Professor of Religion 
Bruce Norman says he feels the issu 
B gone beyond just the 
niestion of women's ordi- 

s the ques- 


terms or explained according to key 

"I believe you can twist scripture in 
any way you want," she says. "I see the 
Lord using my gilts just as I am. I don't 
have to base that on any set of doc- 
trines. It's not an earthshaking experi- 
ence. He continues to bless me." 

This idea of being "called" to the 
ministry is what makes the issue so diffl- 

"The k 



"is the unity of the 

"The status of ordina- 
tion has become more 
■Sonant than its func- 
tion. It's blown out of 
■Bportion. It's sapping 
He energy out of the 
■■Norman has "no burden 

or the other" concerning ordination 
MM, he says. But "all of us need to re- 
pp the decision made by the church 

BBMthough she doesn't advocate divi- 
sion, Lorabel Hersch, Collegedale 
Ctmrch community chaplain says she 
"S the issue and resulting independent 
s realities that have deserved 
[Bon for a long time. 

e owe the promise of ordination 
Wis coming through the ministry," 
ich says. "The real importance of 
s acceptance. Women are 
d of second class acceptance." 
Hersch feels the church has ne- 
d to nuture and mentor women, 
when they do get an opportunity to 
da high position in church office, 
Wm no preparation. But, she says, 
UDn't typically see women as senior 
Pastors or conference leaders. 
HHuunk that's the part men owe 
""men in ministry," s |, c slys . 
■Epsch says her personal role as a 
lastor can't be described in theological 


The key issue 

is the unity 

of the church. 


cult to decide on in terms of church 

Professor of English and Speech 
Jolin Keyes, says he feels that what is 
needed is a church-wide scripture and 
soul search. 

The question, he says, lies in how 
we interpret the Bible. 

Keyes speaks of a "social/cultural" 
interpretation of die scripture that 
speaks to women's roles versus a "his- 
torical/biblical" approach. This, he 
says, needs to be studied by die church 
as a whole in an open-minded manner. 

"We're being dishonest in a sense," 
he says. "We're not seeking an answer, 
we're just trying to twist each other's 

Norman agrees. "The problem is 
dial this is a very emotional issue," he 
says. "The trend right now is moving 
towards polarization of sides. We need a 
greater awareness of treating each other 
like Christians. We should keep politics 
out of our theology." 

Hersch, however, does not feel that 
complete agreement is the answer or 
the goal. 

"I don't know that any decision we 
come to is 100 percent accepted," she 
says. "I don't think tiiere's any body of 
thinking people that's going to move 
100 percent in any direction." 

Although the world church voted 
down women's ordination in Utrecht, 
Hersch says she feels that the issue has 
been a binding force among women 

Women make up 70 

percent of the church 

body, she says, and tliey 
are starting to become 
more active in the church 
around the world. 

Norman says that the 
decision at Utrecht re- 
flected the fact that 
America is only a small 
_ part of a growing over- 
seas church. 
"It is extremely important that we 
listen to the worldwide church," he 
says. "We can't impose just because 
we're pacing the bills." 

Although it is a cultural issue for 
America, "for the world church it has to 
be a theological issue," says Keyes. "If I 
had to vote I would have had to vote 
against it to wait and see where we're 

Keyes says conservatives made a 
mistake in letting the church ordain el- 
ders so easily. "They slipped right from 
die beginning in doing something be- 
fore we'd studied," he says. 

But he remains positive about the 
obviously growing divisions in the 
church. "I think we're heading for 
some wonderful crisis," he says. "Crisis 
makes us wake up and we make 
progress. We have a clearer picture of 
what's always been true." 

In such a divisive issue, says Keyes, 
although it's difficult, everyone needs to 
keep an open mind and heart. 

"You've gotta just take off your box- 
ing gloves," says Keyes, "and say, 'let's 
just walk together.'" 

odier groups will be frustrated and 
think we're being defiant." 

But Smith says he and his congre- 
gation aren't defiant. "We're completely 
loyal to die world church," he says. 
"But we don't agree with die action in 

"We believe this is a moral issue," 
he says. "And when you have the com- 
peting morals of equality and unity, 
equality is marginally more important." 
Torres says he believes die ordina- 
tions will keep the issue alive. "The 
world church isn't going to allow divi- 
sions to ordain anytime soon," he says. 
"But this issue won't go away. It will be 
tike civil rights. People of conscience 
will continue to raise the issue. In time, 
I diink justice will prevail." 

Several church leaders who are 
pro-women's ordination have disagreed 
with the actions taken by Shgo, saying 
that they are divisive tactics. Torres dis- 
agrees. "I tliink die vote in Utrecht was 
divisive," he says. "It was the last straw 
for many Adventists who are now leav- 
ing the church. That's divisive. 

"Worldwide," he continues, 
"church membership is 70% female. 
Yet we're getting our leadership from 
30% of that membership. We're dying 
for good leaders, yet 70% of die mem- 
bership can't be tapped. Tiiere's some- 
tiiing wrong with that in the business 
sense, and definitely in die spiritual 

Georgia-Cumberland Conference 
President Gordon Bietz says diere's not 
much of a chance that a women's ordi- 
nation service would happen here. 
"First we'd have to have a woman pas- 
tor," he says. "We don't have one right 
now." Bietz says he'd like to hire a fe- 
male pastor for the conference, but 
mere's a lot of resistance to it in many 

"Tiiere's more resistance in rural 
areas than in areas like Collegedale and 
Adanta," he says. "I think it's primarily a 
sociological issue. People make it dieo- 

In Collegedale there's not been 
much of a reaction to the ordinations, 
according to Collegedale Church Senior 
Pastor Ed Wright. "Only a few have said 
something that I interpreted to be nega- 
tive," he says. 

Wright says women's ordination is 
only moral in liis opinion. "But," he 
says, "I don't want to push so hard that 
the backlash will set us back. 

"If we allow the world field, which 
is much younger theologically than 
North America, to dictate what is right 
and wrong it could bed 
says. "They are unable t< 
thing unless there is a direct reference. 
But there are a lot of things dial don't 
have direct references, like tobacco and 
TV. The concept of principle isn't really 
clear to them." 


^__ Arts 

CaTonThottiiTroof sizzles 

Sko Spauloinc DiUv 

I! was supposed lo be a 
i^\ festive evening.. 

The family gathered on 
the Mississippi Delta planta- 
tion home, prepared to cel- 
ebrate Big Daddy's 65th 
birthday. But instead, a hu- 
mid tension hung in the air. 

This is the setting for 
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 
Tennessee Williams' 
Pulitzer prize winning play, 
on stage now at The Little 

It's the story of a family 
struggling with the truth, 
past sins, arid greed for fu- 
ture gain. 

The most dominant and 
convincing character is Big 
Daddy, played by Kit 
Steakley. Big Daddy, after 
believing he was going to 
die, wakes up to find one 
son (Cooper, played by 
Chip Haubrock) maneuver- 
ing lo gain Bid Daddy's 
28,000 acre estate, and the 
odicr son (Brick played by Sle ' 
Scott King) using alcohol to 
escape a personal tragedy involving his 
wife and best friend. 

The part of Brick's wife Margaret, 
most well-known for Elizabeth Taylor's 


Amber Hewkn 

"Music has always been a 
joy and very necessary for me," 
saysjub'e Boyd-Penner, voice 
teacher at Southern. She will 
be giving a concert on Nov. 9. 
in Ackerman Auditorium. 

The one-hour recital will 
include works by Mozart, 
Bach, Copland, Ives and Rich- 
ard Strauss. She enjoys singing 
classical music and her favor- 
ite composer is Mozart. "His 
music Bis my voice better than 
many others," says Boyd- 
P Penner. 

Boyd-Penner's choice of music was 
made according lo "the very strong and 
religious lyrics in several of the pieces 
and die incredible music," she says. 

She doesn't care for most operas, 
but she does likes bttffa opera, other- 
wise known as comical opera. She also 
enjoys '■quality contemporary Christian 

Recently married on March 5, 
1995, Boyd-Penner says that nothing in 
her life lias really changed. Her focus 
and energy is different, but she says, "it 
has been very positive for my singing, 
and has enriched it." She also says her 
husband is very supportive in her career 
and she likes him lo attend her con- 

As a child Boyd-Penner dreamed of 
having a business career or being a vel- 


The Little Theatre's 

Hot Tin Roof. When Cat first debuted at the theatre in 1966, 

"-y, role of Big 

portrayal in die movie and played lo- 
cally by Missy Crutchfield, was a bit 
overplayed, Maggie, who finds herself 
trying to make a place for herself in 

die family while battling 
Brick's alcoholism and 
apathy, seemed almost 
like a giggling socialite 
instead of a sultry 
starved cat clawing her 
way out of life's cage. 

Even if you've seen the 
movie, you should make 
a point to see die play. 
The end is a bit differ- 
ent, but more realistic 
with no real commit- 
ment to solve the prob- 
lems presented. 
i If you go, be sure to 
M leave your Minders in 
your dorm room. The 
play gives a stark, frank 
look to some mature 
themes Uke sexual ten- 
sion, homosexuality, and 

The play can be seen 
through Nov. 1 1 in the 
C.C. Bond Auditorium 
on the campus of Chat- 
tanooga Stale Technical 
Community College, The 
Little Theater's home 
until renovadons on the River St. facility 
are done. Plenty of great seats are still 
available, along with student discounts. 
Call 267-8534. 

__Jfeyember2j995 1 

Pyke authors^ 
book on 
cancer fight 

Jason Stirewait 

It's 3 a.m., die morning after find- i 
ing out she has breast cancer, and 
Helen Pyke is not sleeping— she's 

"I woke up and just knew it was 
time to fortify myself," said Pyke. "God] 
had given me the strength to make it 
this far and 1 knew He could work j 
through me to give hope and strength ] 
to odiers recovering from or balding ] 
with breast cancer." 

Helen Pyke's recently published 
hook, Cancer at 3 A.M. . is a day-by- J 
day account of her battle. The book 
gives insights on how she has coped 
with the daily effects of ihe disease. 1 

"In the book," says Pyke, "the 
reader will get a glimpse of (he feel- 
ings I experienced day to day." 

Beginning her ninth year as an 
associate professor of English at j 
Southern, Pyke has beaten the odds 
and fully recovered from breast can- 1 
cer. Her book is currency on sale in 
die Adventist Book Centers for §8.95 
plus lax. "For those students or faculty 
who have purchased my book and j 
would like an autograph," says Pyke, 
•'I wouldn't hesitate to comply." 

Tak£ tmr-Jtdie Boyd-Penner's been 
practicing for her first vocal concert 
of the school year, Nov. 9 in Ackerman 
Audi tori urn. 

i. She believes that divine lead- 
ing has played a key role in her life. 

"Being able to sing is entirely God's 
gift, and it is on loan to me, she says. 

Boyd-Penner, who claims several 
northwestern states as her home, stud- 
ied at the University of Idaho at Moscow 
under Dorothy Barnes, who she says 
inspired her to go to Eastman School of 
Music and get her master's degree in 
vocal performance and literature. 

She plans to leave Southern next 
year to get her doctorate at the Univer- 
sity of Colorado in Boulder. Afterwards, 
she will return to Southern to continue 
teaching voice. 

Ooltewah Screen Printing 

Bill and Sandra Twombly 

(423) 396-2485 

We do screen printing using colored ink 

that is cured and dried into the fabric 

providing a lasting quality. 

Some of the items we do are: 
T-shirts, golf shirts, hats, jackets, and more. 

Call for an estimate. 

Nov ember 2, 1995 

Cafe/Coffee shop critique 

Chris Iewis 

It's fall. The days are crisp and 
clean. The evenings are chilly. Some 
limes a cold drizzle sends you 
running for your parka and 
wool sweater. The anddote for 
[he coming of wintry weather is 
a cup of hot coffee or chocolate 
md perhaps a sandwich or 

:e of cheesecake. 

Well. I couldn't resist trying 
)ut a few local coffee houses to 
options. You re- 
ally should check them all 
ourself, however, so you can 
»ck your own spot. Hope this 
:uui\ 'tuule helps. 

Disclaimer: I did not at- 

Book-lined walls and friendly ... 
vice provide customers at Mountain 
Java with a relaxed atmosphere in 
which to enjoy an excellent cup of cof- 

Tiies.-Fri. 8:30a.m.-llp.i 
■I a.m. 




■jmpt lo lisit each eatery/drinkery that 
■light fit under the "coffee shop/cafe" 
■Bleson: My apologies if I left out your 
Mountain Java 

183- Till Hut. Signal Mountain 
Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 
Fri 7a.m.-llp.m. 

&l 9a.m.-llp.m. 


Don't forget — 

send in your entries 

to our creative writing contest. 

There's money in the pot and fame in your future! 

Categories are: 


Short story 


\ e knou >you 're eager, but please limit yourself to three entries! 

Send them to, 

or slide them under our office door 

in the student center. 

Put your thinking cap on! 

Closed Monday 
UauMras ™s coffee spot is hterally 
*"| saturated with atmosphere. 
Tacky paintings (except for 
the Rodrigue piece carefully 
hung behind the serving 
counter) make not-so-neat 
rows along the walls, cus- 
tomers eat at a conglomera- 
tion of your-grandmolher's- 
dining-room- and ham- 
tables, loungers relax on comfort- 
able velour couches in faded 
fttschia. A newsstand at the back 
of tile joint provides an extensive choice 
of publications for purchase or perusal. 

Mudpie serves up a full menu 
complete with lots of fantastic vegetar- 
ian selections — pizzas, sandwiches, 
appetizers, salads, nachos ... (try 
Monkey Hips & Rice.) Mudpie does 
allow smoking and serves alchoholic 


Rembrandt's the classiest of our coffee 
shop selections. 

This is a great part of town (the of- 
ficial art district) to look around in after 
you've satisfied your appetite tooth. 

> r^Jj f- key atmosphere; lots 

*-^"* to see and do — 

crafts, paintings, pho- 
tography, t-shirts, books and papers; 
genuinely friendly and down-to-earth 

Minuses: Distance from. South- 
ern — at the top of Signal Mountain. It's 
a good half hour drive. 

Mudpie Coffeehouse 
and Newstand 

1 2 Frazier Ave. 

Plusses: Atmosphere (as previ- 
ously mentioned), reasonably-priced 
food and a great price on coffee, regu- 
lar or decaf— a "bottomless cup" for 
$1.25, to go only $.25. 

Minuses: Music's a bit loud for 
comfortable visiting; and it's a little 
more impersonal than some of the 
smaller places we visited. 

Cafe Tazza Espresso Bar 

1010 Market St. 

Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m. 

Weekends 2 p.m.-12 a.m. 

This place typifies "coffee 
house" — cozy on die inside, tile floors, 
a row of coffee dispensers, a display 
cupboard of choice cheesecake, like 
desserts, muffins and bagels. Barely 
cool fall evenings find Tazza's stretch of 
sidewalk filled with customers relaxing 
and visiting around white plastic out- 
door tables. Tie fare is limited — a vari 
ety of coffees, teas, hot chocolate and 
lemonade but only bagels, cheesecake 
and briscuit for munching. 

Plusses: Intimate atmosphere (en- 
joyable if not crowded) ; friendly owner- 
ship; killer garlic bagels. 

Minuses: On a busy evening it's 
simply too crowded; clientele some- 
times loud, boistrous and ornery; un- 
predictable quality of desserts and not 
much selecdon in the way of other eat- 


204 High St. (across from the Hunter 


Mon.-Thurs. 7a.m.-10p.m. 

Fri. 9 a.m.- 11 p.m. 

Sat. 9a.m.-ll:30p.m. 

Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Large paned windows, wood floors, 
and glass display cases proffering nu- 
merous varieties of delectibles make 

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Plusses: The desserts, compliments 
of a bona fide confectioner; friendly ser- 
vice, great outdoor seadng. 

Minuses: Yuppie hangout. 

Coffee cup ratings 

Five cups Perfection 
Four cups Ooli lit la 
Three cups Not bad 

Take it or leave it 
Don't darken the 

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SAlong the Promenade ... in October 

E.O. Grundset 

Upon emerging from Hackman 
Hall, l\vo ilems attracted my attention: 
( 1 ) Some bewildered entomology stu- 
dents avidly listening to Dr. Ekkens' di- 
rections for taking their insect identifi- 
cation test; (2) A sign in die corridor 
reminding us "If you aim at nothing, 
you will hit it!" (Everything in this col- 
umn is based on real-life situations. I 
am not making it up.) 

The view from the Hackman porch 
is breathtaking this afternoon. Every- 
thing is changing color now— we've got 
red, scarlet, orange, mauve, tan, yellow, 
and purple trees. 1 just wish Willard 
Scott, weatherman at NBC and dis- 
penser of birthday greetings to people 
over 100 years old, could see this: He 
bad predicted back in September that 
we would have dismal autumn colors 
tiiis year. Not! 

We're stopping students just out of 
their 2 p.m. classes and asking who 
their favorite teacher is and why. Here's 
Joely Jablonski (in a long gray sweater) , 
a four-year nursing major from Piano, 
Texas. She likes Judy Winters because 
she always brings cookies to lab! 

Tammy Gamer (long-haired blond) , 
another four-year nursing major from 
Kenesaw, Ga„ likes Barbara James be- 
cause of her "cute" hair-do. Peter 
Hwang, a public relations major (he's 
also ourSA social vice-president) from 
Stone Mountain, Ga., dunks Jack Blanco 
is great because he tells so many inter- 
esting stories. These next three fellows 
(all biology majors) liked Ray Hefferlin 
for various reasons: Brad Pulfer, from 
Churubusco*. Ind. Says Dr. H is so help- 
ful at explaining tilings. Colin Perry 
from Norridgewock*. Maine, thinks Dr. 
H. is very thorough and gets along with 
students. Doug Sammer from Burleson, 
Texas, says diat Dr. H. is very enthusias- 
tic. And finally, Monica Murrell (pony- 
tad, black T-shirt), a biology major 
from Mt. Dora, Fk, likes Steve Warren 
because he's the perfect example of a 
"Mad Scientist." Hey, biology instruc- 
tors, we're pretty popular! 

•Victor Czerkasij probably named 
these towns! Oust kidding, sort of.) 

Stop! What are diese sounds? Over 
there acorns are pk'nking into die metal 
eaves troughs along the roof of Daniel's 

Hall. And on up the promenade in front 
of Lynn Wood Hall the water is gurgling 
over die rocks in the fountain. Way off 
in the distance you can hear die 
scrunching sounds of the cranes, earth- 
movers, and cement mixers plodding 
along the site of the new science com- 

It's getting late— guess I'll visit KR's 
place and order a provolone and diet 
Dr. Pepper. In the process, several stu- 
dents revealed to me what their favorite 
classes are: Amber Potasnik from 
Summersville, Wyo., enjoys develop- 
mental psychology because she's learn- 
ing about herself and everyone else. 
Kent Robertson from Portland, Term., 
likes scuba diving because he gets to 
swim with manatees (that's what he 
said) . Jason Shaid, a redhead from 
Palmer Ark., favors volleyball because 
he gets to be precise, have fun, and not 
put any more thought burdens into Ids 
brain. Well, we'll have to pursue these 
likes and dislikes some other time 
(translation: not ever again.) 

There are a good many clutchy 
metal signs around campus. They're 

about 2 1/2 ft. high so you really ha» 
bend way over in order to read them. I 
had never noticed this one along the . 
brick wall leading into the student cu-| 
ter: "If you don't know where you're ™ 
going you won't know when you're loj j 
or if you have arrived." (Gulp.) Some- 1 
one spent a lot of time painting at least 
50 black footprints in swirls and cixclffl| 
all over the sign. 

Meantime, down by the VM en- 
trance the huge assemblage of chtysa 
themums is being replaced by pansie 
purple curly kale, and pink and white ] 
ornamental cabbage. Plant these ni 
and you'll have fresh vegetation all ffiidj 
ter, it says on the little signs. 

Caught a ride back up to Hacknn^| 
with Bill Hayes. He's our resident 
"snake charmer," Editor of Iguaiui 
Times, and bird-watcher par excel- 
lence. Alas, he's leaving us in Decemlffl 
to join the staff at Loma Linda UniveBM 
This leaves us with: What doesfial 
mean? Fix it again Tony. A more sea-1 
sonal thought, if the jack o'lanteras 
didn't get you, the turkeys will. I 

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| vember2, 1995 


ya Fly the friendly 

skies or well 
kill you 

Victor Czekkasij 

People like to ask me, in a voice 
Lerved for idiots, "How come with ail 
iyour frequent flying, you hardly ever 
lake your kids with you?" Aside from 
the fact that I'd ratiter cover myself 
Swiih woodpidp and attend the Fraternal 
Order of Termites New Year Bash, 

way that I'm ever going to fly 
uith my family unless sedated, or until 
these boys reach a comfortable age. 
Say, around thirty. 

m," you say, now in a 
reserved for those com- 
ing unhinged. "How could two good- 
looking young men, neither whom re- 
sembles yon, be such trouble?" Well, 
;i',ulv inwi (lie absoluielv l rue alier- 
jtoon when a simple diaper change 
triggered the release of the oxygen 
masks in our cabin, and a man began 
screarahig that he wasn't going to take 
this kind of punishment for the money 

paying, to the point that one 

Bight attendant told me to get to the 

back of the plane if I ever wanted to 

Atlanta alive, I'll have to say I've 

my share of bad experiences too. 

Fellow passengers seated around 

nehave developed an encrypted lan- 

at is decipherable only after 

rtainly has a 
is translated into 
lamage helps me for- 
kdown I'm about 

le fellows are mute the 

sually becomes "Since 

've decided to give Dr. 

fck Kevorkian a call." 

| And of course, "Let me know if I 

[help" is always "My youth in the 

underground special forces 
e given me special skills." 

Hying was never meant to instill 
confidence or increase relaxation. It 
starts from the moment you sit down 
and read the seal pocket insert: "If yon 
cannot read diese instructions, please 
contact the flight attendant." Well, duh. 
If I didn't know how to read, what 
makes them tliink I'm going to contact 

For example, you're told, that in 
the unlikely event of a loss of cabin air 
pressure, to take die oxygen mask and 
breath normally, Right. If you're losing 
cabin pressure, it's because your flight 
to Cleveland strayed into Iraqi airspace 
and you've taken a hit from a Scud 
missile, and now you're hurtling to- 
ward earth at speeds lhat the Enter- 
prise would envy. If airlines were true 
humanitarians, they'd be pumping ni- 
trous oxide through the system rather 
than oxygen. "Woooeee! Ha! Ha! Look 
at that drink cart fly!" 

Now they have videos that illustrate 
the proper way to disembark the air- 
plane in case of emergency. Notice 
how everyone calmly exits for the big 
plastic slides, courteously assisting the 
opposite sex and the aged. Meanwhile, 
all the passengers, except for the op- 
posite sex and the aged, wink and roll 
their eyes. We all know that if (here 
truly was a crisis, die center aisle 
would look like Ihe running of the 
bulls hi Spain, except we would have 
wrestled a half-dozen bovines before 
they could have opened their honey- 
roasted peanuts. I'm not even worried 
about finding the emergency exit. I'm 
going to make ray own. 

That should cover it for today. Sit 
back, enjoy your flight, and please 
move over. My kids and I are sitting 
with you. 

If one synchronized swimmer drowns, 
DO the rest have to drown too? 

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Top ten things Campus Safety will 
do if they get picked on any more 

Darvi Cole 

Vigor Czerkasij 

From our Home Office in trees high 

Achmed. However, the 

cause it to 

with the Sous of 
rflbe six of us on this branch may 

II). I'igg ibemselves helore anyone else can, 

9. Demand to be addressed as "Mem hihrer" with clever arm salute. 

8. Offer "special protection plans" for late model car owners. 

7. Install card entry access on all campus resl rooms. 

6. Replace pineapple on school sign with a bust of officer of the month. 

5. Stun-gun enforcement of any PDA policy violations in from of Thatcher Hall Friday 


4. T.P. anything that moves. 

3. Require (hat campus auto slicker be replaced In buttling Ml banging fromrear- 

2. Institute next day service for all fire alarms. 
1 . Begin hiring from the LAPD. 



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"Yes. Women are used by God lo minister 

io others just as much as men." 

Danny Appel 


"Yes. A woman can do the job just as well 

as a man, if led by die Holy Spirit." 

Veda Knight 

PsycbohgyMem, Ed. Junior 

"The Bible is neither for it or against it. If the 

Bible is silent, then we should be silent." 

Daniel Shi 

Theology Senior 

"Yes, if you feel diat's where God is calling 

you , then you should answer." 

Veronica Van Gills 

Nursbing Sophomore 

Community Calendar 


Art ofNikiia Petrovich Fomin ami 
Irina Nakolmvna Safronova — Brock 
Hall Gallery, thru Nov. 17 
Spectrum -Art Auction — paintings, 
prints, crafts, jewelry and studio glass; 
Hunter Museum, Nov. 1 1 
James Cameron 's Portrait: Whiteside 
Family — Hunter Museum, Nov. 14, 
5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Alan Campbell: Painting of Antarc- 
tica — Hunter Museum, Nov. 19-Jan. 7 

Programs & Classes 

Watercolor Painting — Hunter Mu- 
seum, Wednesdays, Nov. 1-Dec, 13, 10 
a.m.-l p.m. 

Beginning Faux Finish — Hunter Mu- 
seum, Nov. 2, 6:30-9 p.m. 
E. 0. Grundset Lecture Series — Foot- 
prints In the Sands of Time: The Fossil 
Trackways in the Coconino Sandstone of 
Northern Arizona, Leonard Brand, 
Ph.D., Lynn Wood Auditorium, Nov. 2, 
7:30 p.m. 

What was your favorite toy as 
a child? 

"My doctor's kit. I loved playing 
doctor and nurse." 
Meagan Brody 
Nursbing Senior 

"Matchbox cars. I put them in lines 
and took trips all over the yard." 
Robert Hicks 
Music Senior 

"A world atlas. I liked 
David Leonard . 

"My Little Ponies. I liked to play 
with them with my sister." 
Chana Sleeth 

International Food Fair — Collegedale 
SDA Church fellowship hall, Nov. 5, 12- 
6 p.m. 

Women 's Show — Exibits and prorarns 
from health to food, Convendon & Trade 
Center, Nov. 10-11 

Advanced Fata- Finish — Hunter Mu- 
seum, Hunter Museum, Nov. 16, 6:30-9 

E.O. Grundset Lecture Series — Plant 
Tissue Culture with Wisconsin Fast 
Plants, Susan C. DLxon, Ph.D., Lynn 
Wood Auditorium, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. 
Gourntel Gala — Celebrity cooks, gour- 
met dining, March of Dimes fundraiser, 
Convention & Trade Center, Nov. 18 
132nd Anniversary of the Battle for 
Chattanooga — tours, programs and 
demonstrations, Point Park, Lookout 
Mountain, Nov, 18-19, 25-26 


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra — Robert 
Shaw, conducting; Hayden's "Te Deum", 
Adams' "Harmonium", Rachmaninov's 
' "The Bells", Symphony Hall, Nov. 2-4 
Elizabeth Small, violin — Collegedale 
SDA Church, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. 
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera — 

Photos: Randy Smith 

Verdi's "U Trovatore", Tivoli Theatre, 
Nov. 4, 8 p.m. 

TbeAllman Brothers Band— -UTC 
Arena, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. 
Julie Boyd-Peuner, Soprano — 
Ackerman Auditorium, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. 
Southern College Symphony Orches- 
tra— Collegedale SDA Church, Nov. 11, 
8 p.m. 

Chattanooga Symphony — Glinka's 
"Russian and Ludmilla Overture", Liszt's 
"Piano Concerto No. 1", Tchaikovsky's 
"Symphony No. 4"; Valery Kuleshov, pia- 
nist, Tivoli Theatre, Nov. 16-17, 8 p.m. 


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof— The Litde The- 
atre of Chattanooga, Chattanooga State, 
Nov. 2-5, 9-11 


Hyenas— a Senegal film, Nov. 2-5, 
Thurs., 7:30 p.m., Raccoon Mountain 
Room, UTC University Center; Fri. 8: 
Sat., 7:30 p.m., Grote Hall, Rm. 129; 
Sun., 2:00 p.m., Raccoon Mountain 

Rhapsody in August — Nov. 9-12, same 
schedule as "Hyenas" 


Wljat Is the Relationship Ik'tuv 
faith and Works?— -Elder Joel 
tompkins, Collegedale Academy Ati#l 
torium, Nov. 11,3 pm. 

Sporting Events 

U.S. Hot Rod TbunderNationals- 
monster truck show, UTC Arena, Nov. ] 
11,8 p.m. ' 

UTC vs. VASDA— basketball game.lalj 
Arena, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.n 

Next Accent: 

• Mus 

• Stacy an 
Larisa resic 


Think you know what s in these pictures' Be the first person to telljacque at KR's place 
andwinafreeAcamCcMiQ (any sandwich, soda or fruit drink, andchips). 

»KR's Place tmms . . . 

Accent quiz 

1. How many hoins do biology professors spend in c^* 

2. How many women are there in senate? 

3. When will the CK be done? 

4. What does Ken LeVos do for entertainment? 

5. What play is Big Daddy in? 

6. Which coffee shop got the highest radng? 

Win a free slush at KR S Place when you answer 
tafNiQuiz questions correctly. Submit entries 


November 16, 1995 


Weekend Weather 

ToDAY-Partly sunny. High 48. 
Fridav — Warmer. High 53. 
Satiuday — Sunny. High 57. 

Southern gearing up for court in Felts 

5wa Spauldinc DeUv 

I A dispute between John Felts and 
Rutbern College will be decided in 
court soon. 

I The case, involving Felts's arrest on 
Brch 7, 1995, is on the docket call for 
He. 6, according to a Chattanooga cir- 
m court clerk. 

I The March 7 arrest came after Felts 
m served a letter from President Don 
Sahh asking him to stay off of school 

I Felts was, at the time, in the park- 
ing lol of Fleming Plaza. A Campus 
Hety officer asked Felts to leave. A Col- 
Bedale police officer also asked him 
When Fells refused, the officer says 
warned Fells that if he did not leave, 
vould be arrested. He says Felts at 
lime instructed the officer to arrest 

Felts is suing Southern, along with 
fe city of Collegedale and the arresting 
icer, for false imprisonment, mali- 
|us prosecution, and malicious ha- 

ment, according to the complaint 
B almost a year ago. He is asking for 

y to try the case, and is seeking 

5 million in compensatory and puni- 
> along with attorney's fees. 
iFelis claims that he was unlawfully 

detained, arrested, and imprisoned. He 
says he was falsely charged with tres- 

As a result, Felts says he "was sub- 
jected to ridicule and embarrassment 
and sustained damage to his reputation 
and has suffered emotional and mental 


stress," according to the complaint. 
The complaint goes on to charge 
that Southern, in conjunction with the 
arresting officer and the city of Col- 
legedale, "schemed and planned 
illegal and unlawful arrest and subse- 
quent prosecution of the plaintiff all 


without just of probable cause." 

Three Southern students were re- 
cently interviewed by the college's attor- 
neys in preparation for the case. Five 
students, two who have graduated, re- 
portedly witnessed the arrest. 

Touch Rtsistmc^-Frotn left, Freshman Glen Wallers. Sophomore Grant Wallers, and Junior Hike Melkerson square off 
against Junior Eric Roshak. Flagball season is over here at Southern, but the Smimi and the Guru say NFL compelllloi 

Halloween tricks, not treats, peg local police 


[For some, Halloween this year was 
cmessier than the pie eating contest. 
^Unidentified individuals egged the 

s of two Collegedale police 
|rs on patrol around midnight, ac- 
a police offense report filed 

mediately following the incident, 
[olice report stated that "a vehicle 
fd in the 5300 block of Tucker 
1" was found containing 3 dozen 

Golden Gallon eggs, eight rolls of toilet 
paper, and beer. 

According to the report, the officer 
notified Campus Safety Assistant Direc- 
tor Don Hart to "verify that three rolls of 
the toilet paper were taken from the 

The officer was reportedly "unable 
to get any help from (the) Southern Col- 
lege security head" and returned to 

The vehicle was identified as a Abebe on College Drive about ihe s; 

Honda Accord registered to Junior time die vehicle was found. 
Michael Melkersen, who police report- Police have made no charges 

edly saw walking with Junior Abiye against the two. 

Phone system crashes 


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psgiring treat 



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W Journal 

5%'nls ,. 

Bus Safety 

jna Ordination 


rs not AcontEye— It's the Collegedale 
Church organ in a whole new light 
Seepage 13- 

Stacy Spauldinc DeUy 

Southern students spent most of last 
Sunday without phone service. 

"The problem started Sabbath 
when we had power glitches," says In- 
formation Services Director John 
Beckett. He says the problem eventually 
got worse and worse, until the phone 
system completely died a little after 7 
p.m. Sunday. 

"Recovery involved completely re- 
loading the information diat sets up 

which lines have which extension n 
bers," says Beckett. "And things like 
who makes long-distance calls, how to 
handle 91 1, and such." A paper copy of 
the configuration runs about 200 pages, 
he says. 

Southern has about 1,000 exten- 
sions. According to Beckett, tliis is 
enough for a small phone company, yet 
Southern has no full-time employees to 
run the system. 

See Phones, page 2 


November 16 . 

Education seniors give department mixed reviews 

David George 

Does Southern's Education Depart- 
ment have something to learn? Some 
education majors dunk so. 

"When I look at my rap sheet I 
don't even remember taking some of 
those classes," says Senior Paul 
Ruhling. "I've had so many they all blur 
into one." 

Many classes overlap and cover 
material already taught, says Ruhling. 
The main emphasis may be different, 
but many of the concepts are the same. 

Most agree that some material is 
repeated, but not all see this as a bad 
thing. "It's true dial some of the classes 

reinforce similar concepts," says Senior 
Deborah Herman, "but most of the rep- 
eddon is beneficial." Most concepts are 
taught in more than one class because 
they're important, she says. 

Whether or not the repetition is 
needed, it makes for a lot of required 

A bachelor's degree in educadon 
normally takes four-and-a-half to five 
years, including summers. Other col- 
leges offer the same degree in four, and 
until a few years ago, Southern did too. 

"1 would have preferred having it in 
four years," says Gena Cowen a gradu- 

ate of die department. A lot of the 
classes that used to be taught in five 
weeks are now semester long courses, 
says Cowen, who is women's dean and 
part Ume teacher at Upper Columbia 
Academy in Washington. "I did belter in 
the five week classes." 

"I think diere's a general trend to- 
ward the five year program," says Se- 
nior Delton Chen, "even though public 
universides don't have the religion 
course requirements dtat we do." 

Chen, president of die Student Edu- 
cation and Psychology Associadon, also 
went through the transition period the 

Stuck at Southern for Thanksgiving? 
Local families to host students for 
home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner 

Rmn D. Hut 

Your car won't start, you can't get a 
ride home Willi anyone, and your aunt 
at the navel agency forgot to gel your 
airplane reservations in dme. So now, 
you're stuck in Collegedale for Thanks- 

What can you do? 

There's a few alternatives. Like 
Shoney's $5.95 all-you-can-eal turkey 
buffet. Or perhaps the Village Market 
will offer a good deal on vegi-turkey and 
dressing. And the cafeteria will no doubt 
have its usual delightful Thanksgiving 
salad bar and a cornucopia of fresh 
fruits and desserts. 

Fear not. In Collegedale dlis 
Thanksgiving, you won't have to resort 
to such drastic means. 

Thanks to some gracious families 
of the Collegedale church, Southern stu- 
dents can enjoy a home-cooked meal 
away from home. 

"Extended Tables" will allow those 
without a home to eat Thanksgiving din- 
ner in the homes of church families. 
This is intended to help college stu- 
dents, and those widi no famUy in the 
area, feel more at home over the holi- 

And you thought staying at Southern 
over Thanksgiving Break was a bad 

Students wishing to participate or 
families wishing to be hosts should call 
Community Chaplain Lorabel Hersch at 

Phones, continued 
from page one 

The college hasn't provided the staff string like this," Beckett says. "All c 

thai 1 might like to handle this tiling," 
he says. "But having ample spare parts 
(on hand) makes up a lot of the differ- 

"Il's a challenge to keep a college 
going when it was developed on a shoe- 

infrastructure, it seems, was done while 
cutting corners here and there. But . , . 
we're trying to rebuild as we go, using 
better techniques and materials so 

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department experienced when it 
switched to the five year program, 

"The new program has worlds J 
improvement over the old," says Qjl 
"but whenever you try something ,„\ 
there are going to be kinks." 

As the Education Department an 
moves toward new ground by lttviiig| 
plans for a master's program, soiw I 
diink it should make sure the ctirrarl 
program is running as efficiently as,; 
could be. 

"1 think the master's program I 
good idea," says Cowen, "but aflernvl 
vamping what's already there." 

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Campus News 

Holocaust movie pulled from psych, classes 

Siacy Spauidinc DtUY 

The Adventist debate on movies is 
getting a Utde hotter. 

Both Introduction to Psychology 
teachers have chosen not to show the 
movie Schindler's list to their classes 

The decision comes following a 
complaint from a student who, accord- 
ing 10 Education and Psychology Chair 
George Babcock, feels the movie 
"doesn't meet Adventist standards." 

The movie portrays the horrors of 
(he holocaust. It tells the story of one 
man, Oskar Schindler, whose efforts 
saved over 1,100 Jews from Nazi death 

The complaint stemmed from the 
drinking, language, and killing present 
in the movie, which the student said 
didn't align with Adventist standards. 

Babcock says only one student, out 
of aclass of 140, complained. "She felt 
I that she was forced to go," he says. 
"The film was not required," says 
Bob Egbert, professor of one section of 
I the class. "If students chose not to go, 
I there were no penalties." He says stu- 
I dents were warned about the language 
I and violence. Those with moral objec- 
I lions were provided an alternative as- 
I signment. 

I Egbert claims he heard about the 
Icomplaint "through the grapevine." He 
Isays the student complained to her par- 

ents, who in turn complained to another 
teacher on campus and Don Sahly, 
president of the college. 

The student did share her concerns 
with Babcock, however. "She claimed 
several others in the class were also up- 
set," he says. "I explained the reasons 
we show the film, and after the discus- 
sion I felt that she wasn't as adamant 
about the way she felt." 

The film has been shown to the 
class for three years. "We thought it had 
enough merit, especially for psychology 
majors," Egbert says. "We would show 
it early and talk about it all semester 
long." The version shown was an edited 
version, with the sex scenes cut oui, he 

Babcock agrees. He says that he 
doesn't think die violence portrayed de- 
tracts from the movie's merit. 

"It is a true story, it is a war story, 
and war is not nice," he says. "And the 
resulting psychological problems are 
not nice." 

Babcock says psychology majors 
need to be aware of these psychological 
problems and that they need to know 
how to deal with them. "It's really sad," 
he says, "when we are not broad 
minded enough to look at all sides of an 

The film was recendy shown in Don 
Dick's film evaluation class. He says 



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there were some strong reasons why he 
chose to show the movie. 

"We need to be aware of what oc- 
curred in the Holocaust and the ex- 
tremes humans can fall to," he says. "I 
don't want my students lo forget those 
horrors, because some insist it never 

Dick says he showed the full, 
unedited version, warning students of 
the content and offering lo provide an 
alternative assignmenl. He says he re- 
ceived no complaints. 

Until the complaint arose, Sahly 
claims he didn't even know the film was 
being used on campus. "Some things I 
hesitate to bring on campus," he says. 

"But if a teacher shows this film in class 
as a learning experience, then there are 
some very positive things lo be learned 
from it." 

The movie will not be shown sec- 
ond semester, according to Egbert. He 
declined to say whether he was pres- 
sured by administration make that deci- 

Babcock admits to briefing Egbert 
on the situation, but denies placing any 
pressure on Egbert. "The professors of 
both sections (Egbert and Alberto dos 
Santos) discussed it and made the deci- 
sion," Babcock says. 

Faculty photo woes 

Charisa R. Bauer 

Although Southern students are 
used to standing in registration lines, 
some faculty are resistant to the idea, 

BUI Wohlers, vice president for stu- 
dent services, says that many faculty 
have a difficult time since they have to 
leave their counseling role just to get 
their picture taken. 

"I made a special effort this year," 
says Wohlers, "but many of the faculty 

Wohlers refused to comment fur- 
ther about having problems with this 
issue. He had reportedly said he thought 
ii was "degrading" for faculty to get 
their pictures taken during registration. 

Although some faculty seem to have 
a problem with meeting this appoint- 
ment, others didn't have any difficulty 
with it. 

Dr. Helmut Ott, modem languages 
chair, says that as long as you go when 
your registration table is not busy, there 

is no problem. 

"Those who have a problem are 
those who don't gel on the ball," says 

"I just go first thing in die morn- 
ing," says Sieve Jaecks, P.E. and recre- 
ation professor, "so I never have a 

Is it too much to ask of the faculty 
lo sland in line like everyone else al reg- 
istration? It is true dial faculty must help 
the students at registration, but they are 
also in the gym for two days. 

In die future, pictures may be ar- 
ranged at a different time lo accommo- 
date the faculty. Southern Memories 
editor Sandra Larsen says i( isn'l hard lo 
schedule a differenl time for the faculty, 
it's just a matter of arranging it with the 

"I'm planning on leaving diis as a 
suggestion for yearbook editors next 
year," says Larsen. 

Professors plan to retire 

Amber Herren 

Wayne Vandevere 
and Wiley Austin are re- 

"The years at South- 
ern, dealing with a vast 
variety of students, have 
been most rewarding," 
says Vandevere. "The stu- 
dents will be missed, but 
not the administrative 
hassle." - 

Vandevere has been 
a teacher at Southern for 
40 years. He is currendy 
teaching half-time and 
serving as chair of the 
Business Department. 

WUey Austin started 
working at Southern in 
1977, and has been teaching on and 
here for a total of thirteen years. 

"Southern's a great school," says 
Austin, "but I'm looking forward 10 hav- 
ing time to condnue my cducadon in 

Finishing off 40 mts-Business 
Department Chair Wayne 
Vandevere sap he will miss 
interacting with students 
after he retires Ihis summer. 

areas I've always had an 
inlerest in, but never 
before had the Ume." 

Chemistry Department 
Chair Steven Warren 
thinks very highly of 
Austin. "It's going to be 
very difficult lo replace 
his years of experience 
and his acquaintance 
with Ihc school," says 
Warren. "He will be 
sorely missed." 

Definite plans have not 
been made yet for re- 

Professor Wiley Austin will 
also be retiring. 

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Typhoon Angela barrels through Philippines 

Ruthie Kerr 

Junior David Amponsah says he's 
been in typhoons before, but never one 
this big. 

The Philippine islands recently ex- 
perienced its worst typhoon in 1 1 years. 
Typhoon Angela is the 14th storm to hit 
the islands this year. 

One third of the country was with- 
out electricity because of 1 25 mile-per- 

hour winds that knocked over power 
lines. Heavy flooding swept houses and 
people alike downstream. 

About 700 were killed in the storm. 
Crop and property damage is estimated 
at $46 million. 

Typhoon Angela also affected 
Amponsah 's family. His parents are 
teachers at the Adventist International 

Institute of Adventist Studies (ADAS) on 
the main island of Luzon. 

"About A a.m. my parents woke up 
and started lo bail water out of our 
house," he says. The house was flooded 
in ankle-deep water. 

At ALIAS, die roof of the new gym- 
nasium and the married couples apart- 
ment building was blown off, says 

Amponsah. There were no deaths or I 
major injuries. 

Amponsah says he's never been in.l 
typhoon as big as Angela. He says ly. 

phoons are common during the raim 

"It's awful going to church in ty. 
phoons," he says. "Umbrellas don't 

Some Chattanoogans suffering UN paranoia 

Ted PfRRY 

The idea of an United Nations uni- 
versity in Chattanooga is striking up 
some paranoia throughout the commu- 

Although there are several dirough- 
out die world, a UN university in die 
United Stales would be a first. Unlike 
traditional universities and colleges, the 
UN university would be a research and 
computer networking facility. 

The UN university in Chattanooga, 
part of the proposed south side devel- 
opment project, would bring scholars 
from all over the world to work on tech- 
nological advancements leading to no- 
waste manufacturing. 

But some are worried about the 
UN's effects on Chattanooga. 

The John Birch Society, for ex- 
ample, is concerned that die university 
is a UN plan lo gradually lake control of 
the U.S. 

Others say the university would be a 
threat to American independence. 

"Not very many people have any- 
thing good to say about die UN," says 
local radio talk show host Jeff Styles. 
"Some people just hear the words 
United Nations and they fly off the 

Styles says some people's paranoia 
has even turned into suspicion over the 
new blue reflectors placed on roads to 
mark fire hydrants. 

But Biology Professor John Perumal 
sap die university could be an asset for 
S< milium students. 

Perumal says he recendy attended a 
convendon in Washington, D.C., during 
which he met widi some UN officials. 

"They are very open to providing 
internships," he says. 

He says that die Biology Depart- 
ment is hoping to offer environmental 
studies courses in the future, and thai 
the UN university would provide good 
opportunities for students. 

"Scream" today at 2 

Stacy Spauloing DeUy 

Ever felt like screaming when you 
sit next to a smoker? 

Well, here's your opportunity . You 
can vent your frustrations and partici- 
pate in die American Cancer Society's 
Great American Smokeout today. 

Students around the country are 
going to "scream their heads off' 
against smoking today at 2. 

The purpose of the SmokeScream 

is to make teenagers aware ofthesociafl 
and financial advantages of not smok- ] 
ing, as well as correcting the miscon- ] 
ception that smoking is a rite of passal 
to adulthood. 

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to wear blue today, says CABL Direclorl 
Jeane Hernandez. "We're hoping peopff 
will come to more of an awareness off 
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For 31 Southern students, there was 
lot at stake. 

On a cold, overcast day amid flur- 
ies nearly five million people cast their 
vote to determine the fate of Canada. 

Quebec separatists, feeling that 
Canada is not doing enough to protect 
their French language and culture, have 
wanted for years to separate from 
Canada and form a sovereign state. 

The tension "goes way back to 
when the English and French first in- 
says Freshman Paul 
fournier. "The French felt as though 

./were pressured. There was always 
some rivalry there." 

On Oct. 30, separatists asked Que- 
bec voters to decide whether or not they 
wanted to be independent. The separat- 
ists lost by a mere one percent. 

If Quebec had voted for indepen- 

dence the consequences would have 
been enormous to both Canada and the 
United States, 

"It would have been a lot more ex- 
pensive for me to go to school here," 
says Senior. Barbara Bussey. 

"There probably would have been a 
depression, but it would have been 
nothing that would have probably af- 
fected me too directly," says Junior 
Adam Mohns, "The economic plunders 
would have recovered within a few 

Canadian students at Southern have 
strong feelings about the struggle be- 
tween English and French Canadians. 
"It is like white and black relations in 
America," says Junior Danny Patterson. 
"Everyone has an opinion." 

Fournier says that he did not sup- 
port Quebec independence, "but I can 
understand where they are coming 

from. Basically they are looking for a so 
called socialistic ideal, they want to re- 
tain their own culture using politics and 

Quebec separatists feel their cul- 
ture cannot flourish "primarily because 
they have a large flow of immigrants," 
says Fournier. 

"Their culture is not going to flour- 
ish as long as they are trying to get back 
at English-speaking Canada, says 
Mohns. "They probably think that En- 
glish Canada is suppressing them, but I 
don't really see where they are being 

"Canada has made all sorts of pro- 
visions for the French part of Quebec," 
says Freshman Alex Masikat. 

"They made us put bi-lingual 
signsup in Ontario, all the foods that are 
in Canada have to have both French and 
English on them," says Senior Trevor 

Police cruiser adds video camera 

Siact Spauldinc Delay 

when the blue lights come on, the 
tape starts rolling. 

Collegedale Police Department will 
equip their new cruiser with a video 
camera. The city commission approved 
the $4,400 camera outfit at a recent 
commission meeting. 

"The camera is mounted beside the 
rear-view mirror and records everything 
that happens out the front windshield," 
[saysCollegedale's Public Safety Director 
_i Rawson. "A body pack is mounted 
on the officer's belt that records conver- 
ition." The camera starts recording 
the officer turns on the vehicle's 

roof lights. 

Rawson says the actual recording 
device and videotape is kept in a locked 
vault in the trunk and is inaccessible by 
the officer. "Only myself and one other 
person can access the tapes," he says. 

The cameras have proven their use- 
fulness, especially in DU1 cases, Rawson 
says. In court, Rawson says it is often 
hard to believe that someone dressed in 
a suit and tie can be guilty of DUI. He 
says the tapes show the person stum- 
bling around and failing breathalyzer 

But the camera isn't meant just to 
help the officer. Rawson says that the 

cameras also can harm officers by r 
cording instances in which excessive 
brutality or force are used. 

"The camera reflects a true picture 
of what happens when someone is 
stopped," Rawson says. 

Video cameras are installed on 
each of the four cruisers in the police 
department's fleet. '"We have some of 
the better cars in the county" says 

He says this is because of the good 
backing received through the commis- 
sion and the city, and also because a 
smaller department, such as Col- 



Greer. "If you go into Quebec, what is in 
English? Nothing. Everything is in 

Canadian students say this vote will 
not be the end of Quebec's push for in- 

"I think Quebec will continue to 
seek independence," says Sophomore 
Anne Behm. "It is possible that Quebec 
will separate from the rest of Canada." 
"They are planning on having an- 
other vote soon," says Greer. "Quebec is 
going to get its independence one way 
or the other. It's just a matter of time." 
Mohns says fliat if Quebec does be- 
come independent, "Canada can survive 
without Quebec. Quebec cannot survive 
without Canada." 

"To be honest," says Bussey, "I 
think the attitude of a lot of Canadians is 
that if French Canadians feel they are 
too good to be a part of Canada, and to 
be proud that they are Canadian, then 
we don't need them." 





Ever try lo mail anything to Col- 
legedale city hall? You'll have to mail it 
to Ooltewah. Same if you try to mail lo 
the police department, Ooltewah-Col- 
lcgedate library, and several Collegedale 

The Collegedale post office does 
not deliver mail to die Collegedale busi- 

"The Collegedale businesses must 
have P.O. boxes to receive mail at a Col- 
legedale address," says Post Office Man- 
ager Ken Bumham, "And the city busi- 
nesses must pick up their mail at the 
post office." 

"It is pitiful that a city the size of 
Collegedale does not incorporate all 
businesses in the city limits with a Col- 
legedale address," said City Manager 
Bill Magoon. The Collegedale city hah 
and police department has always had 
an Ooltewah address. 

"This address problem causes cus- 
tomers difficulties when they are 
searching for a Collegedale business 
which has an Ooltewah address," 
Magoon says. 

Collegedale Postmaster Dick 
Wodzenski says Ooltewah was here be- 
fore the city of Collegedale. "Col- 
legedale post office (does not have) a 
mail delivery service," he says, "be- 
cause the Ooltewah has always taken 
care of the mail delivery in the commu- 






November 16 i 

Will 1995 go down as just another year? 

Stacy Smulding Delay 

It's too much for me to keep up 

National consumers week, 
breast cancer awareness month, 
national potato lovers' month . . . 
(The cafeteria has been celebrating 
that one all year long.) 

I'm convinced there's a 
week-, month-, year-naming virus 
going around. 

And I think Adventisls have 
caught it. 

You see, last year world church 
leaders declared 1995 as the year of 
the Adventist woman. 

Not that there's anything wrong 
with this virus. On the contrary, 1 
think a virus like this can be benefi- 

It allows us to honor a group of 
people who make up 70 percent of 
the church's worldwide member- 

By commemorating this year, 
we're able to find out the needs and 
wishes of a group that is severely un- 
der-represented in church leadership. 

But besides that, we're honoring 
the people who raise our children, 
shoulder the responsibilities of home 
and family, and who often lead out in 
church worship. 

We're honoring a group that 
spans all racial and socioeconomic 
barriers. A group of people who work 
as lawyers, teachers, journalists, sec- 
retaries, doctors, executives, civil ser- 

vants, students, homemakers, and any 
number of other occupations. 

But there is one thing that troubles 
me about this year. 

It's November already, and the year 
is rapidly coming to a close. 

And Southern (whose student 
population is 57 percent female) has 
not done anything to commemorate the 

What does this say about Southern? 

By not commemorating this year, 
we are not making our wishes known, 
not telling church leadership which di- 
rections the church should be heading 

in the next century. 

By theological definition, and the 
very nature of this religious institution, 
Adventist women are denied access to 
the real power in the church. We are 
not present where the decisions are 
made, where the agendas are decided. 
(Which is painfully evident by 
Southern's lack of female administra- 

This special year gives us a chance 
to push our concerns into the spotlight, 
to showcase the wonderful abilities and 
talents we have. 

Southern shouldn't pass up the op- 


Perhaps, instead of adding an- 
other conference to our agenda, 
or another newsletter to our read- 
ing fist, Southern can gel involved ' 
more creative way. 
Illiteracy and abuse are two o I 
the special focuses of the year. I 
There are several ways Southern 
nen can help these problems; I 
What ahoiu spuiiMirirhi aatm- 
numily story hour, lo read in inner- 
city children? 

Or an ongoing therapy group | 
for victims of rape, abuse, and hi- 
rassment? (Before you shrug this 
one off, remember one in four 
women are victims of abuse and 
rape. That means over 240 women j 
who attend Southern). 

We could even do something 
one Adventist church in Salt Lake L 
City is doing: host baby showers for lo- fl 
cal unwed teens. 

The showers are the graduation 
ceremonies for completing a series of 
parenting classes sponsored by the 
church. The Salt Lake City church also I 
gives graduates keepsake Bibles. 

But we stop here. We should keep | 
pressing on, keep seeking more and 
more equal roles as leaders of our 
church. We can do a whole lot morefoffl 
the generation of Adventist women wooff 
will follow us, if we set our sights on it 
The results of that goal will last 
than 1995 will. 


Stacy Spaulding Delay 


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Letters to the Editors . . . 

Cloud Escape exploits girl's death 


I am concerned about the article 
lhatyou printed on the Cloud Escape 
(|[ e (Oct. 5 Accent). 

My concern is that even though I 
understand the fact that the idea that 
Huyl Cole came up with was inspired 
hlhe death of Tara Belles, I feel that 
mr article, including the unnecessarily 

ie picture of her, is blatant exploita- 


1 spoke with Daryl on the phone, 

and he says that the cafe has nothing to 
do Willi her and was only inspired by 
her death. I, however, do not see it that 

I was on that boat when she died, 
and it was probably the most terrible 
experience of my life. I am still trying to 
get over the images that I saw that day 
of my friends freaking out and seeing a 
young girl die with my own eyes. 

I want it to be over. This cafe idea 
and your article are just dragging it out 

Cloud Escape misinterpreted 


Apparently, there's been some con- 
jsion about Cloud Escape. I feel very 
liythat tins is a source of pain for 
some people, hut I believe at least some 
J tat pain may be due to some mis- 
:onceptions. I would like to try to clear 
hem up. 

Our mission statement, which gives 
t basic philosophy, is: "Cloud Escape 
a Christian getaway from the stress of 
ft. It's for and ran by today's genera- 
Cloud Fscape was not inspired by 

Article confuses 
complex issue 


I The article on the Biology 
apartment's load (Nov. 2 Accent) only 
pitioned one or two factors in a mul- 
e-factor problem. Religion is pretty 
h in tuition income-per-teacher, for 

L The issue of faculty workloads lias 
placets and has been debated for 

s. There is no clear answer, 
f n alone, the article muddies the 
ir south'. It might be a good topic 
f series of articles, however. Such a 
might do some good lo promote 
landing of the complex nature of 
'urce allocation at the college. 
Mary Elam might have a few ideas 
pgles on die subject. Ask for a copy 
J facts and figures book. The ink 
tried. Interestingly, it fails to in- 
a chart of credit hours taught per 

L Beckett 
WjonServices Director 

the death of Tara Belles. It was inspired 
by her life. The idea sparked because of 
her, but it isn't and never was meant lo 
be any kind of shrine to her. 

I've talked-with Tara's parents at 
length ahoul the whole idea. They are 
supporting it, and in fact, Tara's father is 
the architect for the project. Beyond 
them, support is growing all the time. In 
a two week period, more than 700 
people signed a statement supporting 
Cloud Escape. People in Collegedale, 
Chattanooga, Cleveland, and even as far 

for everybody involved. Not that I want 
to forget. All I want to do is move on. 

I will say again that no matter what 
Daryl or the Accent staff thinks, this 
project may not have begun with the 
intention of exploitation, but that is ex- 
actly what has happened. 

I am deeply disappointed in Daryl 
and the Accent and I feel an apology is 

I would also like to point out that 
many facts were distorted and just plain 
wrong throughout the article. This idea 
has been pushed through by people 
who don't understand the magnitude of 

away as Florida, are hehind this. A 10 
member board has been elected which 
will meet once a week. And Bve other 
committees are forming. 

1 hope this letter lias cleared up 
some confusion. If not, I will certainly 
listen to anyone who has concerns or 
ideas, and I'll try to answer any ques- 

As far as cloud Escape is con- 
cerned, we've put it in God's hands. 
Daryl Cole 
t'uhliculioiis Assistant 

Get it right, please 

students wondering if the information i 


First of all I would like to say that I 
am impressed with this y&s's Accent. 

There is one area that I feel needs a 
small amount of improvement. In the 
Nov. 2 Accent, the community calendar 
reported the Elizabeth Small concert set 
for Nov. 3 in the church. It was really 
Nov. 13 in Ackerman Auditorium. 

As a worker in the Music Depart- 
ment I get many calls f rom confused 

the Accent is correct or if they should 
rely upon the signs they see on campus. 
Confirming information would help ease 
confusion for your readers and add reli- 
ability to your reputation. 

I look forward to reading future 
issues. Keep up the good work. 
Debbie Frey 
Office Administration Senior 

the situation. 

Thank you for your time, and I sin- 
cerely hope that you will see my point 
and do something lo remedy die situa- 

Danny B-arto 

Collegedale Academy graduate and 
former Southern student 

— were has been no response to our 
request for information on the sup- 
posed!)' false and misleading /tut* in 
the Oct. 5 article, lids. 

Respect due 


1 was wondering if the nexl time a 
prominent benefactor of our school and 
church such as O.D. McKee were to die, 
we could give them a hair more respect. 

The from page title. "Collegedale's 
snack cake king dies at age W ( Nov, 2 
Accent), though informative', is not con- 
sidered respectful by some of us who 
respect him as an individual. 

To some I guess he will be remem- 
bered for his snack cakes, odiers his 
commitment lo local education or his 
pear trees or even the aroma of die 
McKee cakes, but I'm not sure that I as 
a studenl will remember him for the 
smell of his Litde Debbie cakes. 

I will remember him as a model of 
a Christian gendeman here in Col- 

Maybe I am confused as to who this 
paper is for. Is it for Southern College 
and the Collegedale community? If so, 
then I lliink that although our headline 
matched the respect of one Chattanooga 
paper, we were sorely outdone by oth- 
ers — when we as his friends and com- 
munity should lead out in respect for 
him and liis family. 
Todd Silverstein 
Religion junior 

we want to know what you think. 

What's your beef? 


November 16, 1995I 


Chuuk Journal 


Teachers need vacations tool. 

As a break from school and 
work, the SMs on Chuuk headed lo 
the island of Paata for a November 
weekend In 1994. 

Paata is a beautiful and clean is- 
land. It is primitive, what many would 
call die real mission field. No power 
or running water, no telephones or 

The people of Paala go to bed 
when the sun goes down and are up 
at die crack of dawn. They are won- 
derfully friendly. 

One day we decided to take a 
walk around the island. Our destina- 
tion? A big cave dial had been carved 
out of the rock, used by die Japanese 
during World War II. 

On Paata, there are no paved 
roads because there are no cars. (Or 
maybe it's the other way around.) But 
anyway, we were on the Main Street 
trail dial ran through many of die vil- 
lages on the island, 

Everyone we saw stopped and 
waved to us. We would wave back, 
smile and say "Rananim." (That's 
hello in Chuukcse.) 

11 thrilled them lo heir us speak 
in their language. The children 
walked along Inside us for a while 
and some of the girls would give flow- 
ers to die female SMs. 

God taught mi' a lesson mi humil- 
ity along the way. 

The trail that we followed cut 
through Ihe dense trees and then ran 
along beside die gendy lapping shore 
of die Pacific. This part of die trail 

was strewn with large slippery rocks, 
wet from the high tide, 

I told everyone to be careful and 
began to model how to walk on the 
rocks with balance and agility, I was 
even impressing myself with my sure- 
footedness and I began to show off. 

The inevitable happened. I 
slipped and fell. 

1 cut open my ankle and had to 
limp the rest of the way, wallowing in 
my learning experience, hoping 
someone else would fall. No one did. 

We finally reached the cave. It 
was huge. It must have been three or 
four stories high inside. An older 
Chuukese legend about the cave. 

Loads call it Turtle Cave, because 
long ago there were two giant turtles 
who started at eidier end of die rock 
and carved out a tunnel. When they 
met in die middle a great battle en- 

They both were killed, but the 
cave remains today as a reminder of 
the battle. The old man told the leg- 
end as if he really believed it. 

We rested there for a while, mar- 
veling at die massive structure. But 
soon, it was lime to leave. The trip 
back was quicker, and 1 walked much 
more carefully than before. 

A year later, 1 can hardly see the 
scar on my ankle, and 1 wish Paata 
was only an hour's boat ride away. 

Those breaks from die rigors of 
leaching turned out to be some of the 
most memorable 

Tales from Taiwan 

We live in a modern city in Taiwan, 
Kaobsiung. It has about a million 
people. There is a McDonald's on al- 
most every corner. We hate die pollu- 
tion here. Il has taken us a long lime lo 
gel used to nol seeing the blue sky. Bi- 
cycles are our only mode of transporta- 

The school and church where we 
leach are in the middle of the city. The 
enrollment ai the school is about 100. 
My wife, Patricia, and 1 each leach five 
English classes a day and one Bible 

1 preached die sermon diree weeks 
ago on the second coming of Christ. 
Since we have come over here, we have 
realized the nearness of Christ's return. 

The real reason I'm here 

Saii Foidham 

As I read my Accent I am taken 
back to the land of studies, worship 
credits, intramurals, long classes, cur- 
fews, cafe food — 

"Hey Sari, where do you want to go 
and eat?" Kate Conway, a fellow SM 
asks, snapping me out of my dream 
world. Reluctantly I put my newspaper 

"Well, 1 don't know. I guess we can 
go back to the cashew restaurant." 

The cashew restaurant is the inevi- 
table choice. All four of us like the Cau 
Phat (fried rice) which even has cash- 
ews in it — hence our name for it. 

So we hop on our motorbikes and 
zoom through the streets. On lite way 
there at least half a dozen locals will 
point at us and scream "Falong, falong. 
Hello falong." (This does get old.) The 

road is full of motorbikes, tuk tuk's a, 
cars. All arc happily honking at each 
other and ignoring the white line in the , 
middle of the road. This time we have a 
close call as a car comes head on in 
our lane. He did miss us by a couple I 
inches so I guess it wasn't that close 
but I still wish I'd worn my helmet. 

No, I'm not in Collegedale any- ' 
more. I'm in a land where bugs are 
protein and pointing at rainbows is im. 1 
polite. A place where I'm the teacher 
and a student is someone who ought to J 
be paying attention. 

The reason I am here this 
for the exotic culture (althoi u 
joying it). It's not for the travel and ex- 
citement which I get plenty of. It's nol I 
even for the great friends that I've j 
made. It's to share something that raosa 
people here don't have — Jesus. j 


Dear Mom . . . 

Overseas students write home 

It is a challenge lo convey tliis idea lo 
the church members tiiough. 

Both of us have found die people to 
be extremely friendly. Our students al- 
ways seem to have a gift for us or a 
place to lake us. it is really nice to be 
loved by our students so much. 

We miss home a lot, but we're hav- 
ing a great time. 

Il has helped being married, be- 
cause we already knew who our room- 
mate was going to be before we came! It 
has been a big help lo have someone to 
talk lo diat you know will understand 
how you are feeling, We still, however, 
love to bear from people back home. 

Eric Johnson 
Kaobsiung, Taiwan 

Big bad city still needs God 

Bangkok, city of noise and pollu- 
tion, has also proven itself to be the city 
of loving and eager children with cheru- 
bic faces and boundless energy. 

1 only have one term of teaching 
English under my belt, but these kids 
have really worked their way into my 
heart. I may question why God would 
send me where there is a civilization 
that has been here since before our 
country was even dreamed of, but there 
is an incredible need in Bangkok. 

We have a "sundowners" program 
each Friday evening and we invite our 
sludents to come and bring their friends 
and parents. They are so clueless about 
a God (Buddhism is virtually atheistic), 
but they are so curious and interested, 
and so eager to share die friendship and 
love that they feel at our school. 

Double take 

Tomorrow is our first big test in 
German. Our teacher is Frau 
Sclunidtke, and she looks exacdy like 
English contract teacher Penny Kdgore. 

It's hdarious because everyone here 
has a match in the United Slates. Our 
cook looks tike Balki from Perfect 
Strangers. A Pacific Union College stu- 
dent named Shawna looks and acts like 
a mature Rebecca Canosa (a freshman 
nursing student at Southern), and our 
dean is like a European Dean Engel 
(with long skirts, no hose, and 

A liide French guy (who's so ador- 
able and liny and gendemanly) looks 
jusl like Dustin Hoffman, and this 
Puerto Rican/German looks just like my 

The most important dung that 
Bangkok is teaching me is this: civilial 
tion doesn't wipe out need, and wher- f 
ever diere is willingness to be used,Gq 
will work. I've seen it with my c 

There are eight of us here at the j 
Bangkok SDA language School a 
one of us is trained to do what w 
doing right now. But I have heard eachj 
teacher speak with confidence 
only come from die one Source of all J 

I see His love and hear His voit 
every English class. I see the daily l 1 
couragement that He sends to us hi 
to keep us going, and it's thrilling It 
know that we're delivering m 

Bankok, Tbaito 

dad (Physics Department Professor 
Henry Kuhlman) when he was younrtl 

We're even further entertained™ 
names like Bobo (my sister Kristin's c^ 
was named that), Buckwheat, and 

This past week 1 2 students frofflj 
our German class toured Vienna-**! 

ACA students traveled on lo Budape 
and it was even better. Truly, i love 


WE DARE YOU . . . Pick up your pen and paper, and write some SMs. But don't worry about the postage. Just 



He thought God understood . . . 

four weeks ago there was one thing 
■tor Adam Ferguson definitely did not 
L 10 be. A sliidcnt missionary. 

"I'm a very goal-oriented person," 
^ "it just didn't fit into my long- 

file's officially planning to 
,end next year in Peru teaching and 

■ This is totally upsetting my whole 

He lists the cons one by one. No 
(jjortunity for networking and making 
ntacts to forward his planned career 
music. A language barrier. A whole 
BTKithout seeing family or friends. 

Ferguson describes what changed 
his mind as a "vision from God." 

"I realized," he says, "that going to 
Peru is about giving of myself and not 
receiving anything." 

Although he will enter the country 
officially as an English teacher, 
Ferguson plans to do much more. Trav- 
eling with Junior Ryan Ashlock and 
Sophomore Chris Martin, he says he 
wants to sing, give Bible studies and wit- 
ness in any way he can to those he 

Ferguson says that the YES team 
impressed upon him the effectiveness of 
team work, and that after looking 
through the call book, the three pro- 

spective missionaries decided on Peru. 

"Everybody goes to the islands," 
says Ferguson. "So I didn't want to go 
there. I believe God wants us to go 
where we are comfortable, and we de- 
cided we were all comfortable with a 
Spanish speaking country." 

So far, Ferguson has found the ap- 
plication procedures to be quite relaxed 
and trouble free. 

"It's not real stressful," he says. "I 
thought they'd give me a big package 
(of papers) , but I just had to fill out 
recommendation forms and a form stat- 
ing my age, class standing, sex, and that 

He's already thinking about what 
clothes to take, what kind of people 
he'll find there, and he's learning the 
words to several Spanish songs. 

Ferguson says that since he's made 
his decision, sets of circumstances have 
caused him to think that staying in the 
United States might be easier after all. 

"It's difficult to remember to face 
Peru joyfully," he says. But he says he 
finds courage in Mark 10:28, 29. 

"It says that those who have left ev- 
erything to follow God will be rewarded 
'in this present age,' " he says. "I know 
that when I come back, God will still 
have a future for me," 

Due to unpopular demand . . . 

The deadline for your A CCEN TSTRAVAG A NZ A 

entries has been graciously extended to Dec. 21 so as to include 
those of you who might have thought this contest does not ap- 
ply to you. 

Trust us, it does. 

Here's the deal: 

If you've ever written a 

term paper, 

comp paper, 

book report, 

a joke, 

an itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny poem inside your 

lunchbox , 

then you are a writer. 

Besides that, we're talking about 50 bucks. 

For more information or a copy of the rules, call 238-2721, 
write or drop by in person. 



November 16 i 

Free agent 

It has been a wild NFL s 

Mike Miini The Swam" 
AnMl Rivera "The Gum)" 

thus lar The aclion on Ihe field has been greal 
and has brought many surprises. 

Fans would love lo be able 10 focus on the competition of die games, but 
instead we arc forced 10 natch a new kind of competition — which city can make 
the must attractive offer lo lure franchises away from llicir homes. 

The Cleveland Bum us serve as our most recent example of a franchise de- 
ciding lo walk out on its fans. 

After residing in Cleveland since the dawn of the NFL, the Browns will now 
pack dieir bags for Baltimore. (Inner Art Model is claiming that his organiza- 
tion is $20 million in debt anil thai Ihe Baltimore deal is the only way to save Ihe 

Over the weekend, hundreds of fans in Cleveland appeared on TV and were 
heard on radio expressing their displeasure For some ii brought sadness, for 

olheis.uigrr line man with lears flowing down llis cheeks exclaimed, "Good 

ritldi left go Bengals." 

This is not another Los Angeles Raiders siiuabiuj, Cleveland fans have been 
known .is s e nl ihe inosl loyal ill all of sports. They contain A sellout a sta- 
dium ill NO.tiOII seats fur a team that has never won a Super Bowl. 

Interestingly, the city of Baltimore nun steals a franchise after claiming they 
were "raped" when Ihe Coll-, led lor Indianapolis ill 1984. II would seem like a 
happy event lor Ihe people of Baltimore. 

However, beware. In twenty years or so Modcll might say thai his stadium is 
oiiuliiiil and In s leaving lor \llnu|uerque. 

Well, if its am consolation, Cleveland fans will no! be idolle for very long. 
Then are \ rumors llmling around about leani movements these days, In- 
cluding die ongoing saga of Nashville's allempl to gain Ihe Oilers. Here are some 
of Ihe other rumored movements thai could occur shortly: 

1. Los Angeles 3. Houston 5. Tampa Bay 7. (jhebraati 9. Baltimore 

2. Phoenix -t. Nashville 6. Orlando 8. Cleveland 10. Seatde 

; happen? Possibly lor a number of reasons. Some of these 
owners have apparently done a poor job of handling their finances. Odtcrs have 
not put enough funding Into marketing and paraphernalia. 

However, there is another possible take on Ihe situation. What if in [his age 
dominated by die mass media, the smaller markets just simple cannot compete 
With ihe large markets! 

Accordingly, the small market teams cannot auract big fime players who 
declare free agency die first chance tiler gel and, nine times out of ten, go lo file 
team pulling up die most money. 

This excuse could be valid in the Cleveland case. But what about Houston' 
One cannot possible believe thai Nashville offers a belter media center dian 

Ii is bard to pinpoint the problems or ihe solutions to them but one (bine's 
for sure— we are now in the age ol free agent franchises. 

Flag Football 

Vanillic, thrilling season of Hawaii five-o football has finished In Aleacue 
the Woltcrs lean, slumped through the plavo.f round l„ .„n„l„|a,i„ g p^on 

"'""'" ""I"" whipping Millers,,,, ,d,e.hampi„„ship.,„B 

league ii was il,e,.,.,ev Mr Nulis, earn coming ouionlop 

Now a s rime lo set up and spike the punch in volleyball season. 

Accent adventures . . . 

just skurf it 


\mtsmt— Sophomore Ryanjc 
quite a few tricks up his wet-suit 
sleeves when it comes to skurfing. 

on my family 
nual trip lo Table Rock Lake in Mis- 
souri, some friends of Ihe family rented 
a "skurfer." Skurfing is done on a surf- 
ing type board with fins on the hoard's 
underside for balance. Unlike surfing, 
though, a skurf board has buckled 
bindings to keep you on against the pull 
of the boat. 

I try to be an adventurer and a good 
sport, so I patiently listened to the in- 
structions. Our friends said to place my 
left fool in the back binding, because 1 
am right-handed. Though this didn't feel 
right, I decided to try it anyway. 

The board was heavy and seemed 
to want to go every direction except for 
parallel lo the boat. At the call of "hit 
it," the boat look off leaving me behind 

cited, Hell, 

Skurfing | 
lakes a lot of J 
strength to manef 
ver the board. Though I iiianugedtol 
cross the wake a few times, 1 nuverdi)! 
learn any tricks. 

Sophomore Ryan James has been| 
skurfing "since about eighth g 

"My best tricks," says Jan 
360 and back flip." 

I was astounded at James' bravei$| 
but he humbly stated that "it yj 

"The first couple of limes are pnfll 
difficult because you laud on your 
head," says Jarnes, "but you gel usedul 
falling on the water and it doesn't hmtf 

Skurfing is a great sport to try. I 
you like it, invest in a board and see 
what tricks you can come up with. 



Olympic update 

Siacy Spauldinc DeLay 
Outline toiiioM ButCKs — Olympic games 
sponsor Buick will offer a special edi- 
tion Regal and Skylark to commemorate 
the Olympics. The U.S. Olympic Gold 
Regal features a gold USA/5-ring badge 
on both fenders and the trunk along 
with additional gold outer accents and 
bucket seats wilh the USA/5-ring design 
on front headresls and floor console. 
Similar options are available on the Sky- 

One Milium ucense piaies sow-Georgia has 
sold it's one-millionth commemoraUve 
Olympic license plate. It was bought by 
Wayne Turner, a 46-year-old pubbsher 
from FayeltevUle. "I had no idea when 1 
went to lease a Buick that this would 
happen," he says. To celebrate the sale 
of the plate, Buick will provide Turner 
with one year of the mulU-year lease for 

Oiympic torchbearers souGHt— Olympics »l 
ficials are looking for 5,500 ComitiinW 
Hero torchbearers. The selection po>| 
cess is open to everyone. CommunJ 
Heroes may be nominated by them- 
selves or others through an official^ 
form. They will be chosen on behilfiuj 
the merits of Iheir service lo others 
Forms may be obtained by calling '* 

Voiunieers suit needed— They're still re- 
cruidng volunteers in Atlanta to W I 
stage the games. Organizers promise^l 
easy application process and an cs r 
tag, once-to-a-lifetime experience I 
More than 35,000 have submitled**! 
cations, officials are looking for a' 8 ! 
40,000. Volunteers must be 18 Y® 1 f 
old and available for at least H 
between July 5 and August d, II 
unteer hopefuls can call (404) -- 
1996 to request an application. 

funding the pavement with Campus Safety 

1 16, 1995 


HsOlidIh-i -51. Halloween. This 

is cool. Tiie leaves rustle in the 
^wind. And the bearded man 

b alone. 

t> comforting sound of his jan- 
, sar e his constant companion, 
scrutinize the familiar sur- 

mdings. Looking. Looking for some- 

[ out of place. 
has ;dri';ulY combed the campus 
mes tonight, scrubbed the Cam- 

^lyliniiiiMif egg droppings, and 

-J soiiiL-one who was locked out of 

on duty. Has been for four 

..Four hours left. 

m Bralley — Campus Safety 

This isn't die only holiday that 

leyhas worked. No. He works 
Unas, Thanksgiving, midterm 
k, weekends. He misses SA events, 
amurals, and even sometimes his 
keep the Southern College 


It's 8:30 p.m. Time for a cruise 
ud campus to see what's happen- 
Bralley jets by the one-hour parking 

Booking for any offenders of the rule. 
rule, he admits, he doesn't 

Ejoy in enforcing, 
have to fill out the ticket plus do 

touch of paper work on it when I get 

Ito the office," says Bralley. "It 
b be a lot easier to forget it." 
But he doesn't. It's his job. 
9:10 p.m. Bralley hits Ills beat on 
Llnstead of driving, Bralley walks to 
lorn each building, 
Kit's the only way you'll see 

e on duty, and Campus Safety Offic 
Stephen Bralley is experienced and prepared He shared some of tips and 
techniques of the art ofpatroling with our Campus Safety correspondent. 

things," he says. He makes sure each 
door is locked and each classroom and 
office is checked with a flashlight. Not 
even the bathrooms are left 

With Bralley is his small notebook. 
He logs what he's found on his beat in 
each building. He turns in the log, along 
with a mammoth ring of keys is turned 
in at the end of each shift. The uniform 
is his to keep. 

9:30 p.m. Darnels Hall is secured. 

As Bralley strolls down the prom- 
enade he is warmly greeted by 
rollerbladers, couples out for a hand- 
in-hand walk, and a few joggers. Many 
stop for a small chat and a joke or two. 
Everyone knows Bralley. This is only 
one of many nights they've seen him on 


From 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., Bralley 
says he keeps pretty busy doing building 
checks. He says crimes on campus usu- 
ally happens between 10:00 p.m. and 
2:00 or 3:00 a.m. 

9:55 p.m. Over the police scanner 
in the Jimmy, police are heard discuss- 
ing some "suspicious adolescents" with 

It has been a fairly calm evening — 
no fire alarms, no "Sons of Achmed," 
only a smoke shows in the Village Mar- 
ket parking lot, and no couples caught 
participating in "questionable" activities 
in "questionable" locations. 

11:10 p.m. All is well. 

Bralley has ventured into boiler 
rooms, dim corners of the Collegedale 

church, a lab containing mannequins 
on hospital beds, and an elevator that 
most Southern students will never know 
about. He has even timed his footsteps 
to dodge sprinklers. 

A voice from the Campus Safety of- 
fice on the radio has inquired his "10- 
20" (his location) a few times. But still 
no smooching couples. No punky kids. 
No stolen cars. 

11:30 p.m. Bralley has finished 
checking the gym. The track is silent of 
footsteps. A sweep of the parking lot 
shows nothing unusual. One last drive 
around and then it's time to head back 
to the Campus Safety office. 

11:40 p.m. After "Mr. Stair master" 
has conquered hundreds of Southern 
stairs, after every door handle has been 
checked, after each secret corner has 
been investigated, then, Bralley journeys 
back to "the big office." Then, he can 
finally go to the bathroom. Then, he 
logs in the occurrences on campus and 
briefs the on-coming officer of any 
events or questionable activities. And 
then, he can go home. 

1 1:45 p.m. A call from the Col- 
legedale police comes in to the office. 
They need some assistance. Now. 

A small crisis has occurred and 
Bralley sprints to the Jimmy, jumps in, 



He doesn't return until almost 1:00 
a.m. His shift ended at midnight. 

He now has a report to write up 
about a "situation" involving a Southern 
student and the Collegedale Police De- 
partment. And then Bralley must put any 
tickets that he wrote that evening into 
the log. And then, he may go home. 

[date with a rake and some autumn sun 

|ir special seasonal correspondant discovers the charm and grit of 
he life of a Southern leaf raker. 

wands of lliem invade 
campus each day, 

into (heir perfect little 
ircen grass and slop- 
mil on die surface of 
and friendly neigh- 

«e. yellow, brown, and 

, % don't care where 
J and seem lo enjoy giv- 
■Ms ground workers a 

tamip job. 

Wre nol flying squir- 

"•omsout of control. 
ri 'N lighting leaves. 

W«n's fall season lasts 

'"line first of November 

™wd of February," says 

"Won, foreman of Landscape 
cl «mtag up the leaves makes 

Pook nicer and gives it a 

pwihis leaf-cleaning pro- 

Piles to jump m—S/udenl workers forlandscape 
services toil for hours lo beautify the campus. 

cess a little closer, I struck out on a 
Thursday afternoon adventure — a date 
with the leaves. But instead of a quiet, 
romantic afternoon on a beautiful blan- 
ket spread widi Martinelli's Sparkling 
While Grape Juice as the beverage of 

choice, I was quickly taken cap- 
tive and rushed off to the scene of 
die leaf crime in Landscape 
Service's [ruck number four. The 
grass: plains between Lynnwood 
and Daniels Halls were our desti- 

Clad in the armor of the sea- 
son — dial is a rake and a willing- 
ness to get down and dirty — Se- 
nior Jonathan Borne, a landscape 
worker of four years, prepared 
me for batde. I started raking. 

"We mainly rake leaves in the 
primary areas around campus. 
Those areas like the Promenade 
and the main sidewalks between 
Ihe dorms and Brock Hall," says 
Borne. "Our main goal in raking up 
leaves is to beautify die campus and en- 
hance its look in the community." 

When asked if he really enjoyed 
raking up leaves five days a week, Jun- 
ior Chris Garot says, "I like just being 

outdoors — it's one of the perks of the 
job. Plus, raking up the leaves makes 
the campus look belter and saves die 

"After we collect die leaves, we use 
them for compost and use diem for the 
flower beds In Ihe spring and topsoil for 
lawns," says Hodgdon. "We get good 
use out of them — our raking is nol in 

Some may say it was a date gone 
bad, but I enjoyed my, soaking in Ihe 
sunshine and becoming one with a 
rake. Lei's jusl say this was a hijacking I 
didn't regret. 

Oh, just a minute, I think I see an- 
other leaf falling in the distance. 

Read the 


La Sierra second SDA church to ordain women 

Siao Smuloinc DllAY 

II was approved 275 lo 73 during a 
church business meeting Nov. 11. 

la Sierra University Church mem- 
bers decided to go ahead with a Dec. 2 
ordination service for two women. 

"I'm was very proud of the mem- 
bers during the meeting," says Senior 
Pastor Dan Smith. "It was very carefully 
done, very spiritual. Several speeches 
were made, and letters from various 
levels of the conference were read en- 

couraging us to be careful 

La Sierra University Church Associ- 
ate Pastor Halcyon Wilson will be or- 
dained, as will La Sierra University Pro- 
fessor Madelynn Jones-Haldeman. WU- 
son has been with the church for 15 
years. Jones-Haldeman has taught at the 
university for 26 years. 

"We're not being defiant," says 
Smith. "It is a local ordination, a real 
ordination, an affirmation thai the Holy 
Spirit has called these women to minis 

try. We don't claim for this ordination lo 
have authority anywhere else." 

Smith says both women are within a 
few years of retiring. "I wanted them to 
finish their careers with equality," says 

Smith says both of the ordinadon 
candidates are excited. "We're planning 
a big celebration," he says. "It will be 
festive with choirs, brass, and strings. It 
will be a high church celebration of af- 

The ordination decision comes J 
ter the church petitioned to authorial 
women's ordination. "Back in Jul, jj 
church board voted to ask the SoutJ 
eastern California and Pacific Info, f 
conferences to authorize (it)," 
Smith. "But they refused." 

The la Sierra ordination follows J 
ordination service by Sligo Adveotisl 
Church, in which three women wnj 
ordained as pastors on Sept. 23. 

levels of the conference were read en- Spirit has called tnese womeu ■„ »- ^ 

Head of Russian publishing hits Southern as studen 

Bokov says he's learned a lot in the 
short time he has been here. His gram- 
mar has improved, along with his un- 
derstanding of idioms and historical 

Each weekend he attends a differ- 
ent church, usually doing a mission re- 
port or even preaching. Traveling has 
been a highlight of his trip. "We have 
been to the Smoky Mountains, Cades 
Cove, Red Clay, the aquarium, and 
Chickamauga Lake," says Bokov. "Each 
Sabbath it's a new area." The farthest he 

traveler! was to Florida, where heaij 
he learned what a hurricane 

Although there are no reslrictioiafl 
on religious publication in the area I 
where Bokov works, he says thereaiJ 
some places where Advenu'sts are Dal 
allowed to have meetings. Tlieloril 
government is influenced by the Orff 
dox Church," says Bokov. 

Bokov and his family will be hail 
for two more weeks. They will then 
travel to Indianapolis for 10 days, J 
wards returning lo Russia. 

been home to 
Vladamir Bokov. 

e to Soutii- 
ern with lu's wife 

and three-year-old daughter lo brush up 
on his English and learn more history of 
the United States. 

Bokov works in the editorial de- 
partment at the Source of Life Publish- 
ing House, located in a village 75 miles 
south of Moscow. His job includes find- 
ing tides for publislung, finding writers, 
translating English lo Russian, editing, 
and design. 

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Read the Accent 

'Philadelphia' strikes close to horna 

Peter Schmidt is 32 years old. He is 
the "youngest of four over-achievers." 
He graduated from high school third in 
his class. 

He attended Emory University on a 
full scholarship. He finished a law de- 
gree and came to work ii 

Peler Schmidt has AIDS. 

During the CARE sponsored forum, 
"Faces of AIDS," Schmidt told his story. 

Impeccably dressed and good look- 
ing, Schmidt says when he first heard 
about the djsease he wasn't concerned. 

"It could not happen to me," he 
says. "I was not the person they were 
talking about on TV. I was not the per- 
son they were talking about in the news- 

But, he says, "It did happen to me." 

After discovering that he was HTV 
positive, Schmidt says that for the first 
six months he sat at home and "waited 
and waited and nothing happened. I 

wasn't sick." 

"I held all this stuff inside of me. I 
didn't know what to expect." He de- 
scribes this as "the negative side of my 

After this period, Schmidt says "I 
said it's time to five." 

He became active, joining a rowing 
team in Chattanooga, learning to rock 
climb, camping. 

He's fortunate, he says. His family 
has always been supportive, and 
Schmidt says he has received minimal 
negative feedback from those who have 
learned of his condition. 

One partner in his law firm how- 
ever, he says, commented that Schmidt 
"brought (AIDS) upon himself." 

Do you tell this to a person who has 
a heart attack because of a high fat diet? 
Schmidt asks. Or to a person who 
drinks and succombs to liver disease? 
Or to a smoker who suffers from lung 

Schmidt reminds his listeners^ 
is important to support victims ofAl 
because they are human beings, and| 
"we have something to give." 

Although his health began lodf 
riorate in late 1993, Schmidt 
doing great." 

He relates to his audience the 
sources of his strength. "My experia 
with this disease is an individuals; 
ence. I believe in the combinational 
body, mind and spirit. 

. "I believe there's a power ol 
that sustains us all," he says. "It st 

What Schmidt has to share h | 
only his experience but also his at 

"In a relationship the word lnS| 
longer applies," he says. "H'syourH^ 
you're talking about. L 

"People don't talk about it,"l*| 
phasizes. "We need to talk aboutit J 
*name has been changed 


Hey, there 

Give yourself a chance. Give us one too. 

If you ve got something to share about what's He's clone for you. If you can tell it like nobody else 

Share it with the rest of us 

Enter a religious essay or poem (no more than three please) in our writing contest. 

We'll share with you too. 

Drop your entries in either Accent be 


16, 1995 


jine to celebrate: 

Chattanooga's FestivalOrgan events will give 
Chattanooga residents the excuse to re-examine the "king" 
instruments. Jon Wohlers takes the Accent on a personal tour. 

The platfonn lights bathe the 

in golden light. We duck 
behind the face to check out 
the inner workings. 

Wohlers reaches for a key, 
tucked into a crevice above our 

'You didn't see (hat," he 
says. He unfolds the first stair- 
case, and we climb up. 

Looking at the inside of a 
pipe organ reminds me of a 
hardware store c 

There are giant duct-like 
pipes, tiny hollow needle pipes, 
funnel-shaped pipes and drain 
pipes. The pipes are made of 
combinations of metals and 
there are square wooden ones 
too, each customed designed 
produce a different sound. 

As I explore the instru- 
ment, Wohlers begins to play. 
'ipes surround me on all sides 

■less than ten minutes I 
bout slops and seg- 
s and pipes and 
Is and wind chests. 
Igo into the room where the be! 
1 the meantone Ackerman Audi- 
|organ are kept, as big as two 
sd beds. I learn that to fool- 
be massive structures, 1 must 

BtAST-OFf-^OH Wohlers practices the organ at night, after 
everyone else has gone and the church is quiet. I ask him if 
he ever scares himself 'plaj 'ing. ' 'Sometimes, ' ' he says. 

weigh over 120 pounds. Good tiling 
that's no problem. 

In the church, silence inhabits the 
sanctuary and our footsteps and voices 
echo off empty pews and darkened 

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we can convert your 
liquid Assets into CASH! 

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At first he startles me. 
Waves of sound crash around 
my head, sending my senses 

Abruptly the sound stops. 
And then it returns, ever so 
gently and soothingly, tenderly 
massaging my ears. Bathing me in pool 
of quiet beauty. 

I still have not asked Wohlers why 
the organ is his passion, why the organ 
is called king of instruments. 
I don't need to. 

Hosedown USA 

Larisa Myirs 

In his most recent composition 
pulitzer-prize-winning musician Morton 
Gould, age 81, expressed a personal, 
childlike fascination— firefighters. 

His son Eric, a pediatrician, sug- 
gested die idea, and Gould got into die 
spirit of tilings by visiting an actual fire 

The Pittsburgh Youth Orchestra per- 
formed die premiere of Hosedown in 
Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. Before die 
concert, the streets were filled by a pa- 
rade of fire engines. An equipment exhi- 
bition look place just outside die hall. 

At the end of one movement, as the 
orchestra played fast and furiously, a 
team of real firefighters came on stage 
and doused the orchestra with light 
beams. The fire chief accused the con- 
ductor of being an arsonist and then 
doused the audience— with confetti. 

Schedule of 

Everything from singalongs to 
silent movies will be featured in 
more than a mondi of activities cen- 
tering around the organ. Slay alert 
for the many concerts taking place 
on campus. 

FtsnvAi Organ: King Of Instruments 


Dec. 2 dim Jan. 21 

Tues -Sat,, 10 a.m.-430; Suo l- 

4:30 p.m. 

Hunter Museum 

Organ Evensong 

Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Jan. 13,6 p.m. 

('i)lk^t'ilak' Church 

Meet the Organ Builder 

Dec. In and Jan. d, 11a.m. 

Hunter Museum 

Advent Concert 

Dee. 20, 12:30 p.m. 

SI. Paul's Episcopal Church 

Hymn Festival 
Jan. 7, 5 p.m. 
Brainerd Baptist Church 

Open House, see organ builders at work 

Richards, Fowkes, & Co. 

Discovery Concert 
Jan. 13,3 p.m. 
Thankful Memorial Church 

Discovery Concert 
Jan. 13,8 p.m. 
Gilk'gedale Church 

Discovery Concert and Silen Film 
Jan. 14,3p.m. 
Tivoli Theater 

Organ and Orchestra Concert 
Jan. 19.8 p.m. 

Cnllegedale Church 

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From the files of 


Listen up men: If you don'C walch 
oul your Thatcher Hall maidens will be 
snatched up from under your nose by 
someone you don't even know. 

Yes, the rumors arc true, talk show 
hosts on Real Radio 102.3 in Chatta- 
nooga were discussing the exquisite 
women at Southern. 

Just what was said! Well, it was con- 
firmed that Southern does have beauti- 
ful women. In fact, they called Southern 
a virtual paradise. 

But they also said that the Southern 
men did not appreciate what they had. 
And . . . dial the ladies were getting des- 
perate. The show went on to say that any 
guy from the Chattanooga area could 
show up at church for a few weeks to 
find his dream girl. 

Well, never fear, Student X is here 
to help you. 1 have a few dating tips for 
men to use before the ladies are 
snatched away by the pagans. 

First off we have the ever-so-famous 
"vespers date." Vespers dates are inex- 
pensive, dressy, and can be easily con- 
verted into a group date. Plus, you don't 
have to be strained to make chit-chat 
since it's usually polite if you listen to 
the speaker, Included in this dale is a 

moonlit stroll back to the dorm. 

However, there is a certain vespers 
edquette. A date should not, cannot, be 
asked twenty minutes before vespers. It 
looks like everyone else bailed oul and 
diis was your last ditch effort to get a 

The perfect day to ask is Wednes- 
day, because it's not too early, but it's 
not too late. There's time for that special 
someone to figure out what she's going 
to wear, if she needs new shoes, and for 
her to be able to pick up that precious 
packet of Certs. And she sdll has time to 
run all over the dorm screaming that 

It's a gracious gesture to come to 
Thatcher lobby and escort your special 
friend for the evening. When your 
beaming beauty descends the stairs, you 
will be there smiling, with your arm out- 
stretched waiting to take hers. 

Other prime date activities are cul- 
niral events: concerts, plays, ballets, the 
symphony. There's tons to do. She's sure 
to think you're creative, sensitive, and 
classy. (Check out this week's commu- 
nity calendar for some helpful hints.) 

And of course, we have the good 
old stand-bys: train-top picnics (Marc 

Weigley or Eric Dunkel could tell you a 
litde bit more about that); going to 
Gatlinburg; or the oh-so-famous Satur- 
day night classic film series at Southern 
and a treat afterwards at K.R.V 

One thing to keep in mind, men: 
manners are essential. Nodting im- 
presses a girl more than to have you 
sopping wet in the rain holding the um- 
brella over her so that her hair-do 
doesn't melt. 

If you need some pointers on how 
to be genteel and refined on a date just 
ask Joel Galicia. This Miami hunk has- 
the best and sweetest manners around. 
Now, what you've all been waiting 
for. Just who exacdy is avaUable for you 
to woo with your cunning wit and sharp 

Starting off we have Jenny Peeke, 
who has definite quiet charm about her 
and a quick laugh. This blonde is cute 
and very easy to talk to. Remember, she 
doesn't really mean it when she says 
"get lost." 

Next up is Allison White. This nurs- 
ing major is one hot mama. If you're 
searching for someone who is rather 
adventurous, has a ready smile, and 
thinks everything is hUarious, then 
you'll want to start eating in the lunch in 
the cafeteria around 1 1 :30, where you'll 
be sure to spot her. Go ahead. Just ask 
her if that seat is taken. 

I know a lot of you have been won- 
dering about Lyndee Chase. Sorry but 
this striking freshman has already been 
snatched up. As has the oh-so-famous 
Christy Ertel, Erica "the babe" Ander- 
son-Wood, and "Moriah" Carrie 


Sorry Charlies. You're ju: 
have to be a hide bit quicker. 

But there are still many to c w 
from. As a local radio host said, « 
have a beautiful selection. 

A guy can't go wrong with a 
these: Cheri Brumagin, Christy ill 
Erica Cody, Heidi Boggs, or But 
Gensolin (who has been spending.] 
a bit of her time with Sergei Roda.3 
the claim is that they're "just fritoi] 

If you're still having troublesnj 
women, if you're nervous, or do 
know what to say, or if you're m 
she'll say yes, then maybe you si 
talk to these dame dating pros: 

Brad Seltman has just cinched jl 
with the strawberry blond beauty JuT 
issa Davis. David Whi laker seems loi 
ways keep his Memphis belle AshJefl 
Denslow in utter bliss. And Kostpi 
definitely has something that all ml 
need. Just glance at him and hisgufl 
friend outside Thatcher si 

So, next Friday niglil :iiminii',| 
we expect to see the Thatcher Hall I 
lobby crammed with dashing felk™ 
snazzy suits sporting colo 
brellas. Don't be shy. Just ask. U^J 
you, it will probably be somebody* 
And don't forget those three!™ 
words that all women love to hear I 
You're not fat! 

This week's clue: 

Sliidenl AS middle mum is no/*| 

Hairy perspectives, from a man who has somj 

K. Eugem Quails 

Today, ladies and gentlemen, we arc 
going lo ponder ihe male coif. 

Recently a classmate's off-the-wall 
comment spurred a discussion about 
the styles guys wear and how diey affect 
people's Drst impressions. 

This caused me lo consider my own 
opinion of other men has been influ- 
enced by the way they were their hair. 
£h I remember a car salesman that I 

saw recently on a local television com- 
mercial. His dark hair was greased 
back like the wet mane of a race horse. 
Even though my judgment of him was a 
subconscious one, I immediately de- 
cided that he was probably sleazy or 
dishonest in some way. 

Because I have worn my hair long 
for several years, 1 have experienced 
first hand the mostly unqualified judg- 
ments of people who do not know me. 
1 have been faced with skepticism 
from the fathers of girls 1 have dated, 

I've been given second looks from guys 
in passing cars, and I've been looked on 
with condescension by those in business 
suits and matching clean crisp hairdos. 
A response to my long locks 1 find 
particularly amusing is the question, 
"Are you in a rock and roll band?" This 
is sometimes asked of me by foreigners 
who assume that my long hair signifies 
an affinity to American rock music. The 
truth is, I prefer jazz. 

In today's society, broadly speaking, 
a short cut and clean-shaven face are 
equated with ambition, serious- 
mindedness, and conservative masculin- 

Shaggy hair and/or burly faces are 
for the artistic, politically radical or 
morally suspect, creative liberal, and 
degenerative types. Would Honest Abe 
feel compelled to shave his beard to win 
the presidency in these times? I bet he 

Something else I've noticed. Hair- 

styles come and go and people's opin- 
ions of the men who wear them seem to 
be as modifiable as the styles. One inter- 
esting trend that has recently surfaced is 
preemptive baldness. 

No longer is a full head of hair the 
most desired asset of image-conscious 
males. A few years ago, hair replace- 
ment surgery (HRS) rapidly overshad- 
owed toupees (hair hats, I like to call 
them) as the best option for aging men 
whose genes failed to help them appear 
virile enough by today's standards. 

Now, a shaved head is the easiest 
way to deal with a receding hairline. 
More and more men seem to feel that 
choosing to be bald is preferable (not 
to mention less painful and less expen- 
sive) than vainly opting for surgery. 

After all, we're guys. We're not sup- 
posed to care, or appear to care, about 
what we look like. 

The popularity of bald men in the 
entertainment industry has helped men 

realize that they don't alwajs nwdil 
head of hair to appear desirable to(| 
opposite sex. 

Actor Patrick Stewart oiSlartii 
The Next Generation wouldulbj 
nearly as attractive with a 
"head rug." And then there isMidfl 
Jordan, who keeps his round headl 
smooth as the tool of his trade. 

After having long hair for lhis*j 
of time, an anti-hair style appi 
simply because a bald head* 
more convenient. It would als 
esting to experience the oppositt^J 
treme of reactions. On the other J* 
might just keep my hair long u#l 
old. Perhaps I'll get more resped| 

it's gray. 

The question is, how ml! menj 
their hair in the future? Are some J 

radical hair styles of today %<WW 
the norms of tomorrow? 

Guys, imagine how you will'] 
your Eve years from now. Thai*- | 
still have any. 


lust putting a pen to paper could make you fifty dollars richer. Would make for a merry Christmas, wouldn't i 


History 099: 
The story of 
Southern College 


As we get ready for the Thanks- 
_ ijngracation, let us pause and re- 
mind ourselves that as Americans, 
fcre is in pardcular one thing to be 
mly grateful for: NFL football on a 
Tlmrsdav afternoon. 

Thai said, I also believe this is an 
appropriate time to retell the story of 
Southern College, much of which is 
dned widi diis holiday. Or at least 
see it after a few helpings of Ma's 
medal recipe gravy. 

Among the first students of South- 
College was one Martin Luther. 
Famous for his pranks of knocking 

liurch doors and runumg before 
anyone answered, he is directly re- 
sponsible for :ui angry papal bull be- 
ing issued, Oiled "Creauimus 
lingdongus," or translated, "Could 
nmeone please invent a doorbell?" 
After being thrown out of Ger- 
many. Southern College sought a 
home in Faigland. Highly unpopular 

!■:,.. !i 

! dress code 

(Death before jewelry!") the instil 
lood severe persecution. 


felt it was time to head 
ed Land. 


, a new start to the 
iikre lliey could finally w 
ice, their hell buckles i 
d not have to go way ovi 
They sailed 
(lower," braving rough seas, en- 
ing terrible lood, ;uid mosl diffi- 
blt of ah, trying to fill out student 
pancial aid forms on heaving decks, 
tally, what the) were all waiting 

their bats 
rto Spain 


ar cheered theii 
ieth nigh! The w 

|orkelh!" Oh, and of course "Land 
ied die captain. "It's Massa- 
Bmsellsi" Unfortunately; he was 
tumptly dirowai overboard as die 
Judeul body had clearly asked for 
fytona Beach. 

s they stepped out of the 

.s with cjuavering voice that 

[ey.declared these truths that are self 

plent; "No shores in the cafe." Early 

pressors who violated this point 

were cited by "Ye Olde Campus Safely 
Office" and ceremoniously dunked in 
the local stream. 

Those who would park their 
horses in the vdlage market with the 
exhaust running were placed in 
stocks, while students found in fac- 
ulty parking were burned at the 
stake. This practice was soon dis- 
cartied as it played real havoc with 
the enrollment. "We'd likelh to begin 
chapel now. Is anyone leftedi?! 

That first harsh winter, it didn't 
seem that (he students would survive. 
If not for a lone compassionate In- 
dian named Lomino, who, by strange 
fortune, was also a Worlhington 
foods salesman, these alumnus 
would have perished. 

However, as spring came, it was 
heard dial far lo the South, in a land 
called Kol-Edge-Dale (Native Ameri- 
can for "We're safe here because no 
one is going lo build an institution of 
higher learning by lids big landfill") 
people could be found thai actually 
understood 'Tall," so it was decided 

And so, when in 1892, Soudiern 
College crossed die forest blue, stu- 
dents happily roded up their sleeves 
and pitched in to do their pad in 
construcdng dieir school. 

When in the following year most 
buildings collapsed, ii was decided 
thai maybe tuition should be charged 
and professionals should do the 

Unfortunately, this concludes our 
short history of Southern College for 
today. Next fimc, we'll continue with a 
fascinaUng look at die Hall family, for 
which every building on campus is 
named after. 

Special tribute to Victor as 
he writes his last (ves, last) 
column for the accem. 

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Top nine explanations why the 
CK completion is delayed 

(They're not finished with the CK, 

so we're not going to finish the top ten.) 

D«R« Coie mo Victor Cierkasii 

Front the home office at the Waffle House. 

i all Hie ladies call you "darlin. ' 

Construction workers keep losing their card keys. 

Urdevel door keeps workers on one side of building. (See lasl Accent- ) 

Discovery dial the CK is built on top of ancient sile of Prosage factory. 


Experimental gas-powered wood ovens have slight safety flaws. 

Sabotage from KR.'s Place. 

New "Up With Cheese and Fried Foods" slogan drawing some controversy. 

Accidentally started using blueprints of science center. 

Still wading for disco ball to arrive. 




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How will you remember 
Yitzhak Rabin? 

"I didn't know who he was until he 

ras shot I'm just a Southern student 

deprived of the outside world." 

Jeremy Averella 

Pn-Med freshman 

"As a guy who worked hard to make peace." 

Duncan Henry 

Religion Senior 

"That he never wore ties." 

Abraham Sendros 

Business Sophomore 

v on the cover of Newsweek. " 

Brad Whitsett 

Religion Sophomore 

What does your dad carve on 


"Rice and beans." 

Maydele Jorge 

"Nothing, my mom carves it." 
Tammy Kinder 
Elementary Ed Junior 

"Vegetarian turkey loaf." 
Stanton Schuler 
Pre-Med Junior 

Community Calendar 


Holiday In Miniature — Chattanooga 
KcnioiKil History Museum, Nov. 



Alan Campbell— Huttier Museum, thru 
Jan. 7 

Festival Organ: The King of Instru- 
ments — Hunler Museum, Dec. 2-Jan. 

Inspiration & Context, the Drawings 
of Albert I'aley — Hunter Museum, Dec. 
9-Jan. 21 

ArtScene: Imager)' Down on the 
Street — Hunter Museum, Dec. 14, 6-8 

Painting of the Oregon Coast by Dale 
Cleaver — Hunter Museum, Dec. 16- 
Feb. 4 

Programs and Events 

E.O. Grtitidset Lecture Series — Plant 
tissue Culture With Wisconsin Fast 
Plants, Susan C. Dixon, Ph.D., Lynn 
Wood Auditorium, Nov. 16, 7:50 p.m. 
Enchanted Downtown Nights — the 
simultaneous lighting of over 70 down- 




Heart GD Dixie 

town buildings, downlown Chattanooga, 
Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m. 
132nd Anniversary Program for 
Battles for Chattanooga — 
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National 
Military Park, Nov. 18-19 and 24-26 
Christmas Past at Audubon Acres — 
Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Moonlight Mansion Tours — Hunter 
Museum, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 5:30-8 p.m. 
Holiday Extraordinaire — Creative Dis- 
covery Museum, Dec. 2-30 
Christmas at Rock Citf—Tlez. 1-Jan. 1 
Christmas on the River — Downlown 
and Ross's Landing, Dec. 2 
Holiday Gift Wrap Workshop— Ten- 
nessee Aquarium, Dec. 3, 2-4 p.m. 
E.O. Gruudset Lecture Series — Scorpi- 
ons of Baja California and Islands In the 
Gulf of California: A Model System for 
Studies in Biogeography, Denise Due, 
Ph.D., Lynn Wood Auditorium, Dec. 7, 
7:30 p.m. 

Christmas at Cravens House — 
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National 
Military Park, Dec. 8-10 
Holiday Wreath Workshop — Tennessee 
Aquarium, Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m. 

Phoios: David Cioice 


Chattanooga Symphony Concert — 
Tivoli Theatre, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. 
UK Jazz Bands Concert— WC Con- 
cert Hall, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. 
REM— The OMNI, Atlanta, Nov. 18, 19, 

Chattanooga Symphony "Fanfare Dis- 
covery Concert" — Tivoli Theatre, Nov. 
17,8 p.m. 

UTC Percussion Ensemble — Roland 
Hayes Concert Hall, Nov, 18, 8 p.m. 
Cberitb Jensen Senior Recital. pi- 
ano—UK, Cadek Recital Hall, Nov. 19, 
3 p.m. 

Evening of Opera— -UTC Roland Hayes 
Concert Hall, Nov. 21,8 p.m. 
UK Wind Ensemble— Roland Hayes 
Concert Hall, Nov. 30, 8 p.m. 
Chattanooga Boys Choir — Singing 
Christmas Tree, Tivoli Theatre, Dec 2 at 
8 p.m., Dec. 3 at 2:15 p.m. 
Organ Evensong— Collegedale Church, 
Dec. 2 and 9, 6 p.m. 
Advent Concerts— St. Paul's Episcopal, 
Dec. 3, 6 p.m. 

UTC Faculty Recital— CM Schmitt, 
saxophone and Bruce Ashton, piano, 

Cadek Hall, Dec. 3, 2 p.n 

Draper Singers Concert — First Prestyi 

terian Church, Dec. 3, 7 p 

The Chamber Singers Concert — UK I 

Roland Hayes Concert Hall, Dec. 3, 5| 


Baroque Ensemble— UTC Cadek Hi| 

Dec. 7, 8 p.m. 

The Nutcracker— Chattanooga Balle(| 

Tivoh Theatre, Dec. 8-9 at 8 p.m., IX 

10 at 2 p.m. 


The Bible Belt and Other Accesso- 
ries— Barking Legs Theatre, Dec. 2, l| 

The Matclmaker—Olk Street Play- 
house, Dec. 1-2,7-9 at 6:30 p.m,Dtt 
3 p.m. 

A Christinas Carol— The Utile Thea«« 
of Chattanooga, Dec. l-17,Thurs.-S*J 
at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2:30 


IDon't Wantto Talk About It-H® I 
16-19, Thurs. at 7:30 p.m., FaccoooSl 
Room, UTC University Center; Fri.SSttJ 
7:30 p.m., Grote Hall, Rm. 129; S»J| 
p.m., Raccoon Mt. Room 

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and win a free AccfwCoMBO (any sandwich, soda or fruit drink, and chips). 

JKK 5 Puce PHSfMS . . . 

Accent quiz 

1. What Dagball team won A league championship? 

2. What radio station has an affinity for Southern WHO™ 

3. What movie was pulled from psychology class! 

4. Who is Adam Ferguson going to Peru with? 

5. How did Quebec vote in the speparatist referendum? 

6. What's the name of Kecly's sister's cat? 

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Oial '%" not "9," for off-campus lines soon 

Volume 51 No- 7 


Just a study . . . 

She's not desperate— Senior 
Young HeeChae says she 
wasn't really advertising 
for a male. She was just 
looking for a grade. See 
story, page 3. 

Weekend Weather 

ToD«-Partly cloudy. Higb 
56. Low 37. 

Friday— Partly cloudy. Hiltg 
Low 38. 

iSmuidinc DiLm 

lln, mil information Services Di- 
lirjohn Beckett ring in the new 

a phone, of course. 
In the early-morning hours of Jan. 

says you'll find him repro- 

umjiig the phones from a dial "9" lo 
rjl "8" for outside lines. 
Indie past eight years since the "9" 
has caused a lot of 

-He Chattinooga 9 1 1 center gets 
reral false alarms per day from our 
mpusfroni misdialed numbers," he 
provokes many misunderstand- 

doves galore 
Wright Hall 


Wright Hall may soon 
Lr.rihci'iv [(Living ,i »;ime of musi- 

Several offices will be shifted 
mulbythe summer of 1996. 
Among some of the major moves, 
at employment and development 
imll he moved into the south end 
ght Hall, the area where student 
w is currently located. 
Admissions will be moved to the 
lacross from Information Services. 
And student services along with 
of Students Bill Wohlers will move 
at is presently the game room in 
"dent center. 
h relocations will provide more 

for student fi- 
t. accounting, and student records. 
^ need to more effectively utilize 
E to Wright Hall," says Financial 
Resident Dale Bidwell. "The staff 
'on belter when they have more 
nal sp at e. We want what works 
to (he staff and the students at a 
nable cost." 

We ttn make the process of stu- 
I ^ nces - records, and registration 
*ent;' says Wohlers, "then the 
F> and expansion of offices will 
f* 8 * The sole purpose for mak- 
^^ changes is to provide better 

for Southern students." 

ings. One day, (the 911 center) asked 
me for the physical location of one of 
our employees so they could arrest the 
person for obstructing emergency ser- 

No arrest was made, however. 
Beckett says he was successfully able to 
mediate the conflict. 

"The 9 1 1 people take calls very se- 
riously. It's their job," he says. "By 
sending them so many misdials, we pre- 
vent them from doing their job." 

One 91 1 center representative, who 
refused to give his name, says that al- 

most all of their false calls are from 
Southern, despite the fact that other 
county organizations also dial "9" for 
outside lines. 

The representative says they "al- 
ways know it's Southern when it hap- 
pens." According lo Beckett, that's 
partly because Southern uses a different 
phone company, and that company can't 
interface properly with the 9 1 1 center. 

Beckett says he's identified at least 
five different single-digit errors that 
transform common calls into 91 1 calls. 
The most common errors happen dur- 

ing international calls, 

To help students, faculty, and staff 
make the change, dial "9" calls will be 
routed to an answering machine with 
the new dialing instructions on it. Also, 
Beckett plans to send fact sheets lo each 
campus phone user with stickers for 
their phones explaining ihe "8" instruc- 

Beckett also wants to put these 
stickers on campus hallway phones. He 
says this is a job opportunity that is still 
open for any students needing work 
over break. 

Candy please, not coal 

16. stuffed fill with plenty ofyulelide activities for you andyour special Santa. 

'side . . 

"a crash 

Tribute lo Czerkasij 

Czerkasij's last column .. 


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"8 H «s bravery 


"** features 




December 14, 

Thi«pp Hav Internet crash leaves labs calm 

David GtoiGt 

"Tlie lab," says MacLab assistant 
Jason Wilhelm, "got peacefully quiet 
after everyone got u'red of solitaire and 
messing around with the hard drives," 

On Nov. 15, Southern's Internet 
server crashed, leaving students with no 
net access for parts of diree days. 

Two pieces of faulty hardware and 
an experimenting student contributed to 
the malfunction, says John Beckett, di- 
rector of information services. 

"First," says Beckett, "a RAM chip 

Oil change is 
easy at Ledford 

Aiuson Titus 

Changing your oil can be a messy 
job. But the staff at Ledford Hall makes 
die process a little easier. 

In exchange for a student II) card, 
the staff will provide die necessary tools 
for an oil change, several rags, and ac- 
cess to car racks behind the building. 
By die racks, there are containers to 
deposit used oil and oil fillers in. 

It is free to all students, faculty, and 
staff. Industrial Technology Department 
Chair Dale Walters estimates it saves 
students about $10 per off change. 

The facilities are used at least once 
a day, according to Walters. "It's used to 
death before vacations," he says. 

quit working." That was Wednesday. 
The system was up briefly, but early 
Thursday morning the motherboard 
died. This meant that the computer had 
to be rebuilt from the ground up. 

If that task wasn't formidable 
enough, Beckett had been recovering 
from a herniated disk since die begin- 
ning of die week. Still in bed and unable 
to sit up, he rebuilt the computer with 
the aid of his father and son. 

"What addiUonal pain I incurred by 
doing die job," he says, "was compen- 

sated for by die fact that it distracted n 
from die pain of my back problem." 

Then another problem was discov- 
ered. "One of our students was experi- 
mendng with mediods of bypassing a 
recently installed policy," says Beckett. 
"One of the things he did should not 
have been possible." 

The tell-tale signs that this student 
left made it appear as if a hacker had 
been on the system. Fearing this possi- 
bility, Becken decided that more of the 
system would need overhauling. 

"I rebuilt more of it than 1 
have," Re says, "if there had be 
such evidences." 

The network came back up on jj 
day, Nov. 17, at 2:35 p.m. As for hack 
evidence, Beckett says he is "98% * 
tain" that there was no real hacker. 
"There have been no recurrences,'J 

The experimenting student ms I 
identified, Beckett says, and " 
net-coma after everyone else ' ._ 
up did wonders for his attitude " 

The south pole? 

1 Photo: Thomu Zuiex 



If you've been in front of Hack- 

man Hall lately, you might have no- 

ticed a peculiar looking pole. Maybe 

you've even run into it. 


Here's the scoop k-hiiul u \%< 


ics Professor Henry Kuhlman assign 

U5I HP^ . 

his astronomy and earth science flu 

dents to measure the pole's shadow 

^■^^Mfct R-j^jjS 

an exercise to teach the students j 


about the sun's altitude. 

"(The sun's aldtude) changes 

Vk ^Ht^. 1 

over (he course of a year," says J 

j Sft^H ta^fcu 

Kuhlman. "In the summer we have! 


short shadow, which means Ihesuni 

very high. In winter, the shadow is] 

1 ^|r '•IB 

very long, which means it is low on] 

"•w. ^^HI^^^HI^^HH 

the horizon." 

Sale starts Dec. 10-2 

Spec"* 5 " 

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variety of unique delicious items. 
2 vegetarian hots just $1.00 
Pizza every Wednesday, 
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15 types of flour . . . dried fruits 
Raisins— $1.29 per lb. 
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groc <»y store '< 

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Campus News 

"osters an experiment, not cry for help 


j They thought she was desperate to 
■a husband. 

1 She was desperate ... to get an "A" 
I her psychology project. 

e Chae, a psychology se- 
lf says that her project for Research 
sign Statistics went against ev- 
g she believes in. 
I Chae posted signs in both of the 
is and the student center with a 
jure of herself in her wheelchair and 
o all males between the ages of 
id 40. 

The poster read: "I am a senior and 
not found a mate yet! I desperately 
t to find one before I graduate! If 
itecl contact me by December 7, 
5 8 a.m. so that we would have time 
et acquainted during second semes- 

Chae's teacher for the class, Alberto 

said that she should defi- 
y have her wheel chair in the pic- 
, It would force students to react to 
loster, because Chae was putting 
elf on the line. It would most likely 
e more discomfort with the whole 
of the poster. 

After the poster had been up for a 
i, Chae handed out surveys to the 
jduction to Psychology and Devel- 
lental Psychology classes to gauge 
Kjeneral reaction from the student 

Risking a lot for a grad*— Senfor Young Hi 
mate. She was actually performing a 

body at Southern. 

The purpose of the survey was to 
check the initial reaction to her posters. 
There were nine categories for the stu- 
dents to check: I felt disgusted; I was 
embarrassed for you; I felt sadness; I 
felt uncomfortable; I felt angry; 1 felt it 
was a joke; I felt it was brave of you; 
and I thought it was a great idea. 

Most, according to the survey, felt 
embarrassed for Chae (35 percent). 
The next most popular response was "I 

Chae says she wasn 7 really looking for a 
research project. 

felt sadness" (23 percent), and "I 
thought it was brave of you" (18 per- 
cent). Nobody felt angry. Only one stu- 
dent felt uncomfortable with the whole 
idea of posting a sign to find a mate. 

Chae says she was a litde shocked 
by the results. "I think a lot of people 
thought it was a joke, and I didn't ex- 
pect for the majority of people to think 
that," she says. "But no one had ever 
done anything like this before, so I 
didn't really know how people were go- 

ing to respond." 

The project was a learning experi- 
ence for Chae. "I found out who my true 
friends were, and I found out how 
Southern feels about me as a person," 
she says. "When I read people's reac- 
tions it made me feel really good. A lot 
of people said they were praying for me. 
One person even put 'I love you' on the 
survey. That really made me smile. I 
think this project had more personal 
value than anything else. 

"When I first thought about doing 
the project it made me blush," says 
Chae. "I was advertising myself. At one 
point I felt like a prostitute; I started 
feeling really depressed because I 
thought my reputation was going down- 
hill. But I decided to stick with it re- 
gardless of what people said." 

As for Ending a mate from the sign, 
Chae says she didn't receive one phone 
call. But she attributes some of that to 
the fact that some of her signs were sto- 
len and weren't up for very long. 

"But that wasn't the point of the 
project anyway," says Chae. "I wasn't 
worried if anyone would call or not." 

All in all, Chae doesn't think putting 
up posters and Dashing pictures of your- 
self to find a mate is a good idea. 

"I do not recommend it," she says. 
"It's better to just have a pastor or 
fix you up!" 

Happy Holidays! 

tohutta Springs Camp 

mease come by and visit our booth in the Student 
Center on January 14-17, 1996! 

• Summer Camp Ministries • 
Y Vacation Bible School Ministries • 
■Summer Youth Taskforce Ministries 

Mormore information, call 800-567-1844, Ext. 346 or 344 

I "Go For the GOLD in '96" 

■^Cress. Director 
J*** Springs cany) 
B>« Taskforce Ministries 

John Swafford, Director 

>n Bible School Ministries 

Pathfinder Ministries 

SA president moving 
to Knoxville 

Stacy Spauldinc DeLav 

In January, Student Association 
President Jeremy Stoner wont only be 
celebrating the new year, but also a new 

Stoner, a long-term health care se- 
nior, will be moving to Knoxville. There 
he will complete the internship require- 
ment for his degree with the National 
Health Corporation. 

What does that mean for SA? It 
means that Stoner will spend four days a 
week at the internship in KnoxvHle, trav- 
eling to Southern on Mondays to take 
care of his duties as SA president. 

"I don't anticipate any problems," 
he says, "I've been blessed this year 
with a good group of self-motivated 
people involved in SA." 

Stoner had no plans for a mid-year 
move when he was made SA president 
this summer. "Originally, I was going to 
intern in Athens and commute," he says. 

Phones getting back up batteries 

Beckett. "They are so old that instead 
of lasting five years, they only last five 

"But changes in the company forced me 
to intern in Knoxville instead." 

Stoner plans on staying deeply in- 
volved in his SA duties while in Knox- 
ville. He says he plans to meet widt each 
SA officer on Mondays, in addition to 
the regularly scheduled cabinet meet- 

Most decisions requiring Stoner's 
input will be postponed until he is on 
campus. Stoner says that Executive Vice 
President Chad Grundy has authority to 
decide matters that can't be put off. 

"I'll make arrangements to come 
down (to Collegedale) if an issue is par- 
ticularly crucial," he says. 

Stoner encourages anyone needing 
to see him next semester to set up an 
appointment by e-maU. "I'll be check- 
ing it daily," he says. 

SA Sponsor Bill Wholers plans to 
examine the arrangements over Christ- 
mas break. 

Ted Perry 

Frustrated with telephone problems 
after the power goes out? 

Then there's some news you'll want 
to hear: a new power backup unit has 
been ordered for the telephone system. 

"The old system was a bunch of 
worn out batteries lying" on the Door," 
says Informauon Services Director John 


Unlike the old system, the new 
one is designed specifically for 
backup. "It consists of 24 batteries 
(85 pounds each) capable of giving u 
full services for 12 hours," says 


Merry Christmas 

Happy New Year 


to all the staff from the summer of '95! 

Pablo Alvarez 
Mark Appel 
Tami Avant 
Teri Avant 
Scott Baker 
Johann Barrett 
Janine Carlos 
James Chaffin 
Doni DaCunha 
Shaun Dean 
Nikki Dietrich 
Jeanett Dunn 
Michael Feldbush 
Kandy Frey 

Becky Gomoll 
Jeane Hernandez 
Gayle Hunter 
Brian Jones 
Renee Markham 
Teresa Matos 
Andrew Moreno 
Bonnie McConnell 
Traci McFarland 
Jeffrey Peeke 
Scott Pena 
David Poppo 
Robert Quintana 
Rodney Ramey 

Stacey Rauch 
Grady Sapp 
Troy Shepherd 
Kim Smith 
LeEtta Sowers 
Leta Sowers 
Patrick Tamayo 
David Vargas 
Mark Waters 
Rachel Williams 
Monica Zepp 
Kristi Zipperer 
Alexa Witt 

We will see you January 14 at the beginning of the Summer 
Ministeries Recruiting Week! 

* 14, 1995 

Local News 

thea county garbage finds home in Summit 

*w . . . _ 

Ifs being a good neighbor, says 
Marcellis, Administrator of Public 
A [or the City of Chattanooga. 
He Summit Landfill, located in Col- 
jj| E ,will now receive 80 tons of 
I, per week horn Rhea County. 
He Rhea County landfill, which 
jjol meet Environmental Protection 
'(.standards, was scheduled for 

shutdown by Oct. 1, 1996. But the land- 
fill will fill up before then, according to 
the EPA, most likely by the spring of 

As a result, the county hopes to ship 
up to 25 percent of its waste to the Sum- 
mit Landfill at at cost of $27 per ton. 

While 80 tons of garbage may 
sound like a lot to the average citizen, it 

will only increase Summit's input by one 
percent, says Marcellis. "One hundred 
days of Rhea County's waste will close 
Summit one day earlier." 

And, he says, "the same amount 
will go into a smaller area" A second 
waste compactor has recendy been in- 
stalled at Summit to help save room. 
Also, says Marcellis, an increase in recy- 

cling is reducing the amount of waste 
going into the landfill. 

Meanwhile, Rhea County officials 
are working to get plans drawn up and 
approved for a new landfill adjacent to 
the existing one. Documents will not be 
completed until January, however, and 
the county may have to wait another 270 
days for state approval. 

xlventist Community Services to move soon 


fleAdvenlist Community Services 
already making its New Year 

-We are hoping to have the thrift 
t of our store moved by January 
1," says Susan Monk, public rela- 
icoordinator for ACS, "so people 
bring their donations over there." 
Renovating the former Red Food 

Store on Lee Highway has cost more 
than twice the original estimate, says 
Monk. The estimated $200,000 in costs 
climbed to $450,000. A new air condi- 
tioning system and covering sewer lines 
for carpeting were some of the added 
expenses. Although funding for the 
move has been good, she says, ACS is 
still short $145, 309. 

Shortly after moving the thrift part 
of the store, the offices will be trans- 
ferred to the new facility. No specific 
date has been set. 

"Our primary focus is to move the 
thrift from here to there," said Monk. 
"Next we will move the offices. 

What to do with the current build- 
ing after the move is still in the works. 

8 00 /HOUR 

$f Tuition Assistance) 

Roadway Package System Inc. 

Part-Time Job Opportunities 

for Package Handlers! 

Applications accepted at 

2217 Polymer Drive 

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 

between 1:00 and 5:30 p.m. 


Since ACS has received no offers from 
interested buyers, some board mem- 
bers have suggested leasing it. No board 
decision has yet been made on the is- 
sue, says Monk. 

Rain doesn't 
dampen Christ- 
mas spirits 

Amy Sundin 

ll takes more than bad weather to 
kill Southern's Christmas spirit. 

While rain kept most students from 
participating in the annual Christmas 
caroling, one group braved the weather 
to spread some holiday cheer. 

The group trudged across the 
church parking lot to Pierson Drive. 
The cold weather and rain brought up 
comments such as, "Are your wet socks 
talking to you?" "I think my toes were 
first to go," and "My brain is frozen; I 
can't take exams." 

After taking the first house together, 
the group split to cover both sides of the 
street. The carolers waded across yards 
to sing Christmas songs, ending with 
"We wish you a merry Chrisunas." 

Residents were surprised to see the 
carolers. One couple invited them in- 
side and later, when the group was re- 
turning to the gym, brought out cookies. 

The post office says it is 
ready for the big holiday 
Christmas crush of mail. 
They have already placed an 
order for 10 million new 
signs that will read! "this 
Window Closed," 


I've come down 
with the 
Christmas pox 

ly cast a spell over the 
month of December. 

Ever since I could say "Rudolf the 
red-nosed reindeer" without stuttering, 
I have loved Christmas, 

In fact, my body has reserved its 
own special tingle of excitement for 
those 31 days in the twelfth month of 
each year. Unless you are a dicd-in-the- 
wool Christmas freak you will never un- 
derstand that smell in the air, the chill 
that urges you to pull out your biggest 
wool sweater and sit close enough to a 
fire to burn your toes ever-so-slighdy, 
die gust of wind dial makes you catch 
your breath and pull your coat tightly 
around your shivering body. 

Guest editorial— 

For me, there are other tell-tale 
signs of Christmas as well. 

Although singing "Have Yourself a 
Merry little Christmas" in the shower is 
a yearlong ritual, "Jingle Bell Rock," die 
themesong from The Grinch Stole 
Christmas, and "You Better Watch Out, 
You Better Not Cry" suddenly add them- 
selves as if by magic to my repertoire. 

Shopping becomes, instead of an 
excuse to spend money on myself, a 
bargain hunt for those on my mental 
Christmas list. Yes! Ties on sale for only 
10 bucks. Hmmm. Wonder if Grandpa's 
wom out the suspenders I got him nine 
years ago. Wonder if Grandma will no- 
tice if I get her raspberry scented soap 
for both her birthday and Christmas. 

Man, Christmas was a lot cheaper be- 
fore I had a boyfriend. 

Tacky becomes beautiful, and I ad- 
mire the haphazard arrays of lights 
adorning homes, lawn decorations, and 
outdoor Christmas trees. I longingly fin- 
ger gaudy red and green socks, scarves, 
and sweaters. I hang the same old orna- 
ments, faded and tattered, on the tree 
that 1 have hung on my family's tree for 
the past 20 years. 

At Christmas, I suddenly acquire an 
appettte for fruitcake and custard and 
wassail. I want to watch classics like It's 
a Wonderful life, Miracle on 34th 
Street, mi National Lampoon's 
Christmas Vacation. Hey, give it an- 
other decade or so. 

I want misdetoe. I want romance. I 
want to be a little child again, eating 
Christmas cookies until 1 throw up. 

And that is part of Christmas too, 
the innate desire to hang on to the best 
memories of our lives. Maybe it's not 
Christmas for you. Maybe it's Thanksgiv- 
ing or Easter or President's Day. 

Adventists and Nazis 

"In Christian humility, at impor- 
tant times when he could celebrate 
with his people, he gave God in 
Heaven honor and recognized his de- 
pendence on God's blessings. This hu- 
mility has made him great, and this 
greatness was the source of blessing, 
from which be always gave his people 
. , . We compare the unnumbered 
words, which he has issued to the 
people from a warm heart, with seeds 
which have ripened and now carry 
wonderful fruit, "■ — the {Adventist} 
Morning Watch Calendar for April 20, 
1940, in honor of Hitler's birthday 

By John Lamb 

The Adventist Church in Germany 
endured a time of trouble during the 
Nazi period, 

German SDA leaders recommended 
that members be apolitical. Adventist 
young people were drafted for mihtary 
and labor service. SDA publications 
voiced support for the "peaceful" for- 
eign policies of Hitler, as well as later 
approving of the invasions of Austria, 
the Sudtenland, and Czechoslovakia. 
SDA schools closed, churches were dis- 
rupted and destroyed. 

By war's end, more than 3,000 
church members were killed 1,285 


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Tile Southern Accent Is the offlc 

Or. Herbert Cochidge 

lal snjrkmi nmspapcr (or Sornhem College of Seventh-day 
Thursday dlrrinj: die school vku »ilh die exceodon of we*. 

Advennsls, and is released every oihei 

lions. Opinions caressed In the.tawi/arei:, „ , 

vlefts of the editors, soudiera College 
rtirjoaml welcomes , leni 

die Seventh-day Advendsl Church, or the advertisers. 

• * '"^ " toiii.iiiuJu' writer's name, address, and 

1 he uimheld al die midair's request tellers »1ll be eililed 

r\e die nght to rejea any loner The deadhne for loners Is die 

1 ' ...lik l\.rsis ot 

> under die office door, mall diem to: Smlburn Accent, PO 
■-mail diem la iccetlUG' 

- - — . 1 

Decembers |J 

Tradition, these memories of goj 
uess and wonderfullness and endiamT 
ment and contentment, perhaps thisj 
what keeps me returning to ChristnaJ 
every year for that ultimate rulMmai|I 
Sometimes I achieve it. Sometinieslto 
sorely disappointed. 

More than anything, Christmas |i 
excuse. It's an excuse I shouldn't need] 
but I use it just the same. It's an ac ^ 
to reach out and touch the peoplel™ 
about, the people I want to make 
amends with, the people who have 
meant something to me in die past, (, I 
people who are becoming my futureTl 

It's an excuse to say I love youinj 
world that doesn't allow us to expreal 
our feelings very often. 

The magic of Christmas. It's been ] 
Disneyized and commercialized and f 
compromised. But you'll find itifyorj 
search for it. 

You'll find it in a I 
accompanied by a night full of stars J 
the voices of the angels. 

Merry Christmas, with love. 

were missing, and 16,000 had lost their 
homes. 1 

This, in summary, is the history of 
Adventism during Hider's Thousand 
Year Reich, as given in the Adventist 
Heritage textbook used at Southern. 
While the people of the German church 
tried hard to maintain their beliefs in 
the face of the Nazi onslaught through 
an apolitical approach to working with 
the government, their leadership in sev- 
eral ways went beyond mere agreement 
with die regime to active support of 
some of its non-Christian aims. * 

The following five points, by no 
means an exhaustive fist, indicate some 
of the Nazi pitfalls that befell Adventists. 

Please note that these statements 
are drawn from official church publica- 
tions, and should'! be taken as repre- 
sentative of all German SDAs. 

1. Because God controls the rise 
and fall of nations, German SDA leaders 
reasoned that it was acceptable to salute 
the Nazi Dag, use the Hider salute, and 
to obey the stale even if it forced them 
to stop practicing their faith.' 

2. To avoid problems with the state, 
the Sabbath was renamed Ruhetag (Rest 
Day) , to avoid any Jewish connotations, 
which church leaders stridendy denied. 
Some SDAs went so far as to deny that 
Jesus was, in fact, Jewish. 3 

3. Nazism appealed to industrious 
Adventists, traditionally hardworking 
people. Thus when ordered to join the 
labor Service (a means of Nazi indoctri- 
nation) one SDA leader wrote "We ex- 
pect every member to follow the divine 
command, 'pray and work.' It would be 
absolutely contrary to our understand- 
ing if we refuse the labor Service."* 

4. Nazism held positions similar to 
many Adventist beliefs on health and 
family issues. These values were pro- 
moted through organizations supporting 
of these ideas. Adventists freely joined 
and participated in these groups, and 

working under die Nazi Welfare & 
promoted these positive goals, along J 
witii sterilization for the mentally ill, f 
eugenics, and the Nazi racial policy.' 

5. Nazism presented German 
Adventists with a strong leadershiplijl 
ure who paid Lip service to things Ik I 
an Adventist feels are imponanL One! 
conference president said thai "the T 
Christian is happy to know that thed™ 
rection of his country is in the handsdj 
a man like Hider, who frequently en 
phasizes that he received his post (rail 
God to whom he is responsible. Asa 
non-drinker, non-smoker, and vegetal 
ian, he stands close to our concept)] 
of the reformer of life . . .' 

The overall picture of German lit 
ventism was free of official opposition! 
the Nazi regime. Adventist publicaticM 
remained silent on the iss 
bloody purges of 1933, at 
concentration camps and occupied!* 
ritories, and the euthanasia prognil 
fact, no official opposition on lhepH| 
the church has been found to hi 
isted or been permitted. 7 The onlyopl 
position that occurred was the worlT 
individuals, who took in upon themj 
selves to aid in hiding Jews a: 
refugees and helping them to es(*J 

We are no different from thepf^ 
who made these choices. TheytM 
they were doing the right things- b*1 
learn from their mistakes so that™! 
the time comes we will be able to «*■ 
cem between what looks right, i» f 
what is right. 

■R.W. Schwarz,i„ 
Remnant, Pacific Press PubUslung*! 
sociadon, Mountain ViewO* "* 
1979, pp. 433-434. T 

! ErwtaSicher,"Sevendi-dayA**T 
Publications and the Nazi TemP* ■ 
fflnw/mi»,Vol.8,No.3,PP 1 *' l | 
•ibid, 15 and 16; > ibid, 19: '«' I 
and 19; 6 ibid, 14; 7 ibid, 21. 



Letters to the Editors . . . 

hnidlerb List shouldn't be pulled 


I would like to make a comment on 
article concerning Schindler's list 
ich caused a student to complain 
w lb Accent). 

like the article stated, everyone was 
n the opuon to leave. I chose to stay, 
I watched the entire thing. 
No, I didn't like what I saw, but 
's reality. If people don't understand 
, then apparently they aren't living in 
real world. 

I think that if you are informed 
nt things such as the Holocaust in 
form of a movie or documentary, 
are more likely to grasp the reality 
(hat occurred rather than if you 
e to just talk about it. 
Also, I diink the movie should be 
iwed to be shown because it gives 
iple the opportunity to see the ex- 

[ fines people will go to just to have a 
Joor taste 


n writing in reference lo the ar- 
ed "Halloween tricks, not treats, 
il police," (Nov. \d Accent). 
i staff member of the Accent, I 
listurbed to see the display of reck- 
journalisni in this article. The way 
irticle was prepared and written 
ws misleading. 

ane-sided article that put 
filiation in serious jeopardy. I 
n venture to say it was tabloid 
fore another damaging and care- 
icle is written, I strongly suggest 
e more journalistic. My definition 
umalist is one that gathers "news- 
stories" and reports them fairly 
:curately. This includes contacting 
ii-'s involved for a comment — 
it means "no comment." Rather 
:ing contacted, I felt I was pur- 
kept in the dark which saddens 
en attending a "Christian" col- 

this article, you definitely did 

man's rule "the pen is 
fer than the sword." Unfortunately, 
lot God's rule. "Do unto others 
would have them do unto you." 

'be, Jr. 

Administration Junior 

feeling of power. It showed an example 
of conformity on the part of the Nazi's 
and it also showed an example of resist- 
ing social pressure on the part of Oskar 
Schindler. These are two important as- 
pects of psychology, and they need to be 

It's too bad that someone has to run 
lo their parents because they didn't ap- 
preciate the content of a movie that was 
shown at Southern. I understand that it 
may not have met the standards of the 
Seventh-day Adventists, but we are at an 
age where we can make our own deci- 
sions as to what we want to watch, 
whether or not we wear jewelry, and 
whether or not we choose to eat meat. 

The student who complained was 
given the option to leave, but stayed 
though she chose to walk out in the 
middle of the movie. 

I think it's unfair to the students 

who want to learn more about such 
things as the Holocaust and the psycho- 
logical point of it. 
Sheri Robinson 
Psychology Freshman 


I'm sorry to hear that there is 
someone as misinformed about the his- 
tory of this world as the lady who com- 
plained about Schindler's List (Nov. 16 

She's right on one point, 
Schindler's List doesn't "meet Adventist 
standards," but then again neither did 
the Holocaust, which is what the movie 
is about. 

I believe that she should wake up 
and realize that this world isn't always 
nice and kind. Things happen that are 
beyond our control, but that doesn't 
mean if we ignore them they will go 
away. We are responsible to know what 
happened in the past, so we don't re- 
peat it. 

The Holocaust was a horrible time 
history and I believe Steven Spielberg 


Shocked I was to see the skill dis- 
played in the article entitled "Halloween 
tricks, not treats, peg local police" 
(Nov. \b Accent) 

In just a few lines you were able to 
change time references in the article 
that are not representative of the police 
report (i.e. "immediately following the 
incident"). You were able to add infor- 
mation that was said to be in the police 
report that was not, (i.e. the reference 
to toilet paper being taken from the col- 

You were able to print one side of a 
story without ever contacting the parties 
in questions and you were able to keep 
the article a secret from one of your 
Accent staff members, Abiye Abebe, un- 
til the evening before the printing, all 

which led the student body to believe 
something totally untrue. 

Finally, as a result of your tireless 
efforts, you were able to destroy reputa- 
tions in these few lines that took life- 
times to build. Congratulations. 
Mike Melkersen 
Business Administration Junior 

The article was not intended to ruin 
reputations. We regret that some may 
have felt this was the purpose of the 
article and reiterate that no charges 
were made against the individuals 
involved. However, it is not the policy 
of this paper to ignore crime-related 
incidents. Great care was taken to 
insure that the police report was ac- 
curately represented —Eds. 

Iffee head super long head 

fopheis of old were stoned. We 

a prophet's counsel, "Cof- 
f lea drinking is a sin... which 
Jhe soul." CD 425 

sad about the "Cafe/Coffee 


t sad that both coffee and tea 
graced the VM's shelves. 

n sad about friends, including 
* who cnt) »se lo drink coffee and 

serve it in their homes. 

According to the World Book Ency- 
clopedia, caffeine was produced from 
plants in pure form in 1820— before 
Ellen Harmon was born; so she was not 
speaking only of brew with caffeine. 

We need to nourish our soul to dis- 
cern between truth and near-truths that 
plague our limes. 
Patricia Kuhlman 
Collegedale, Tenn. 

made an honest movie about it that de- 
serves lo be shown in the psychology 
classes with no hassle. 
Kelly Pier 
Nursing Freshman 


I read an article that 1 found deeply 
disturbing. The article was tided, "Holo- 
caust movie pulled from psych, 
classes," (Nov. lb Accent). 

It seems that the movie, Schindler's 
List, will no longer be shown to the In- 
troduction to Psychology classes be- 
cause it "doesn't meet Adventist stan- 
dards." I was disturbed for two reasons: 
1. The student who raised the objection 
apparently did not speak lo her teacher; 
rather she told her parents who then 
went to Sahly, and 2. this incident seems 
to represent a fear to face genuine evil 
head on — a preference to "play os- 

Having lived in the Adventist subcul- 
ture for twenty-three years, I have had 
ample opportunity to observe the typical 
response to things objectionable. Tell 
friends; tell parents; start a gossip cam- 
paign, but never go directly to the 
source. If the student had a problem, if 
her parents objected, why did they not 
go to die teacher who showed the 

But my greatest concern here is 
focused on the objections the student 
gave to Schindler's List. She felt that die 
"drinking, language, and killing" went 
against Adventist standards. Indeed. 
These things and many others in 
Schindler's List go against die stated 
standards of any decent person. The 
point of the movie, and the point appar- 
ently missed here, is that every one of us 
is capable of what is portrayed in the 
movie. The descent into evil is rarely a 
crash landing. If this troubles anyone, 
good. It should. Perhaps the desire not 
to watch Schindler's List is a desire not 
to recognize the evU within ourselves. 

Besides, does the objecting student 
not read the Bible? Is she unfamiliar 
with Noah's drunkenness, the killing of 
Canaanile women and children by the 
Jews, Jael driving the lent spike into 
Sisera's head, the drunken party of 
Belshazzar, and on and on and on? The 
Bible has many disturbing passages — 
many stories of drunkenness and vio- 
lence. I realize that Sabbath school 
tends to gloss over the nasty bits, but 
they are there. 

I cried while watching Schindler's 
List, at many points I was on the verge 
of vomiting. I don'l know whether I 
could physically handle watching the 
movie a second time. But Schindler's 
List should not be hidden away — it is a 
movie that everyone needs to see. The 
world is a messy place, and we live in 
the world. We have the choice of bury- 
ing our heads or facing evil honestly. In 
an age in which some deny that die Ho- 
locaust happened, Schindler's List is a 
definite move in the right direction. 
Greg Day-Camp 
Oillc-cikde, Tenn. 





Spirits won't find any scrooges at Southern 

Gurisa R. Bhjei 

Southern students seem to be think- 
ing more of others this holiday season. 

Several departments and clubs have 
organized different ways to help the less 
fortunate this year. 

The women of Thatcher Hall re- 
cently collected over J 1 40 to make food 
baskets for two needy families. Now 
they arc raising money to buy toys for 
children. The Behavioral Science De- 

Our picks for 
holiday tunes 


Considering that Uiis is December, 
and we have a huge holiday coming up 
called Christmas, we decided lo high- 
light some of die albums thai are avail- 
able this season. 

Knowing \lui Accent readers are 
quite diversified in their preferred styles 
of music, we included CDs from just 
about all genres. 

So, put on your Santa hat and go 
pick up a Christmas album. After all, 
once the radio slops playing it, who is 
going lo play your favorite song die rest 
of the year? 
10. Tales from the Crypt 

Have Yourself a Scary little 
9. R/B — Luther Vandros 

This is Christmas 
8. Cajun— Alligator Stomp Vol. 4 

Cajttn Christmas 
7. Oldies/Contemporary — Brenda Lee 
to David Bowie 
The Coolest Christmas 
6. Classical— James Galway 

Christmas Carol 
5. Jazz Piano — Christmas Reflections 
An Instrumental Collection 
of Carols 
4. Pop/Soul — Mariah Carey 

Merry Christmas 
3. Country — Alan Jackson 
Honky Tonk Christmas 
2. Oldies— Elvis 

If every day was like Christmas 
I. Standards — Harry Connick Jr. 
When My licnrl Finds Christmas 

partmenl has also been collecting food 

The CARE office is keeping busy 
"doing good" this season. Each South- 
em student missionary will soon receive 
a Christmas package. This package will 
contain candy, cards from friends at 
Southern, a T-shirt, an Accent, and a 
di/vniional book. 

CARE is also helping out with die 

Adventist Community Services toy shop. 
The toy shop has new and used toys for 
those families who may need some fi- 
nancial help with their Christmas shop- 
ping this season. After these families 
have done their shopping, die toys will 
go on sale to the general public. 

Talge Hall has also had great suc- 
cess in collecting for the less fortunate. 
The men of Talge have been donating 

clothes, non-perishable food and moJ| 
this past month. A number of bags of J 
food were collected, along with several 
boxes of clothes and over two hundred! 
dollars. The money will be used to buy I 
items such as toothpaste and soap. 
"I think (the collecdons) area 
great idea," says Freshman Ryan 
Korzyniowski, "because it helps us seel 
the true meaning of Christmas.' 

)ason Stimwait 

From paintings to poinsettias, 
antiques to angels, Christmas is in the 
air at the Hunter Museum. 

As silver evergreen wraps itself 
around die banisters flowing down 
into the main hall, and while mandes 
of angels and decoradve pine cones 
beckon the seasonal visitor's atten- 
tion, die Moonlight Mansion Tours 
share a warmth and Christmas spirit 
as antique as the mansion itself, 

"I now see the mansion as it was 
during Christmas holidays of old," 
says one visitor. 

"The spirit of Christmas is woven 

into every room of the mansion," an- 
other comments. "The warm and inti- 
mate atmosphere is inviting." 

From the rose room dazzling in the 
seasonal antiquity of century-old dolls 
and rocking horses, to the room across 
the hall teeming with golden angels, 
pine branches and a picturesque nativity 
scene, visitors are invited to experience 
the spirit of Christmas. 

Hot apple cider and cookies await 
on the veranda while visitors mingle 
with guests trickling Uirough the hall- 
ways and rooms beaming with Christ- 
mas cheer. 

While on the tour, visitors are 
exposed to early, mid-, and late niin 
teenth century art as well as early 
twentieth century paintings and pho- 1 
tography by notable photographers | 
such as Ansel Adams and Edward j 

The Moonlight Mansion Tours J 
will run through December 23, frornj 
5:30 p.m. to 8 p,m. each Thursday, r 
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the 
Hunter Museum of American Art. I 

The museum, adjacent to the 
Walnut Street Bridge, is located at 10| 
Bluff View. 

Cafeteria closed? 
Need a study break? 

KR's Place 

Sandwiches & Specials 
Check out our new hours: 

Monday - Thursday 

We're not a bank, but 
we can convert your 
Liquid Assets into CASH! 

New Donors 

Visit our friendly, modern center 
and find out how Southern students 
can earn up to $55 this week 
donating plasma 


P plasma alliance 
"people helping people' 


How to beat the holiday budget bl 


D. Hill 

lis (he season for last minutes. Last 
research reports. Last minute 
Last minute Christmas 




aimlh the first two, perhaps wee 
id,* the third Here are some gk 
jos, keeping in mind a college 
^dent's budget, that may help with the 
topping rush. 

Brookslonc, that nifty gadget store 
inihemaLl, has quite an assortment of 
jps that are relatively inexpensive but 
jllook like something out of a James 
loid movie. One particular item, for 
ttspehinker on your list, is a super- 

hlhalogen flashlight for $15. 

[or those of you who have relatives 


I, sore muscles now 

id then, Brookstone also carries a 
kijemimber of electric massagers, 
anting at $10. 

Another massager that is sure lo 
fast is the Happy Massager, found at 
Mst department stores for $ 10. 
For (hose of you who need gifts Un- 
organized (or for the unorganized) , 
ikirmiii |inMnial ih ^.uii/ers can be 
told for S 1 > and up at places like Ser- 
... MuiluiiilisL- and Office Depot. 
A gift lo keep those you love from 

Our fearless imn-Larisa Myers is trying out some of the Accent's best burg, 

picks: the halogen light, massager, ami stadium blanket. 

going "bump" in the night is a Mag-Lite. 

These indestructible flashlights are 

available at places like K-Mart, WalMart 

and most hardware stores for under 

video of IfsA Wonderful Life, or A 
Cbrisltnas Carol is sure lo please. 

And for those who hke more recent 
releases, Grumpy Old Men and Na- 
tional Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
sit on the shelves right next to die 
Christmas classics. These can be found 
at most video stores for less than $20. 

For die avid Advcndst card players 
on your list, replacing a deck of worn 
out Rook cards would be ideal, at a cost 
of about $6. WalMart and K-Mart are 
sure to stock these. 

If you prefer a more traditional ap- 
proach to Christmas presents, try fruit- 
cake, a.ka. the gift dial keeps on giving. 
These can be found just about anywhere 
this time of year from $4 and up. This 
gift is 100% environmentally friendly 
and truly recyclable. 

Chritmas won't be 
Christmas without 

A $10 stadium throw is perfect for 

the person on your list who might at- 
tend an outdoor vespers next semester. 
These can be found at Target and 

For people on your list that love to 
reminisce about "the good old days,"a 

Twas the night 
before finals 

"Some pizza might help," 
1 said with a shiver, 
But each place I called 
An anonvmous pow submitted by Sharon McGrady Refused to deliver. 

Tms the night before finals 
IMali through the college 

te students were praying 
or last minute knowledge. 

My roommate was speechless, 
His nose in the books, 
And my comments to him 
Drew unfriendly looks. 

I'd nearly concluded 
That life is too cruel, 
With futures depending 
On grades had in school 

to! were quite sleepy 
wnone touched their beds, 

* visions of essays 
faced in their heads. 

I drained all the coffee 
And brewed a new pot, 
No longer caring 
That my nerves were shot. 

When all of a sudden, 
Our door opened wide, 
And Patron Saint "Put-It- 
Ambled inside. 

■fay own apartment, 
kdbeen pacing, 
^dreading exams 
^ would be facing. 

I stared at my notes, 

But my thoughts were muddy, 

My eyes were a-blur, 

1 just couldn't study. 

His spirit was careless 
His manner was mellow 
With a wink of his eye, 
He started to bellow: 

—Louisa Mm Aicoii 
tiFTIF IVoiif^, 1868 

"What kind of a student 
Would make such a fuss, 
And toss back at teachers 
What they've tossed back at us? 

"On Cliff Notes! 
On Crib Notes! 
And last minute crams!" 

His message delivered, 
He vanished from sight, 
But we heard him laughing 
Outside in die night. 

"Your teachers have pegged you, 
So just do your best. 
Happy Finals to all, 
And to all a good test!" 

Congratulations to our cub reporters from 
Lynn Sauls' news reporting class: 

ar >sa Bauer 


Amber Herren 
Ryan Hill 
Robert Hopwood 
Ruthie Ken- 
Eve Parker 

. . . no more deadlines for you! 

Heather Morse 
Ted Perry 
Jason Stirewalt 
Amy Sundin 


December 14, 1995 1 

Let's go 


Adam Rivira "The Guru" 

Finally die national championship in college football will be decided on 
the field On jan 2, die number one ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers wdl like 
on the number two Honda Gators in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at Tempe, Am. 

This has been made possible by the new "Bowl Alliance" put into effect 
by the NCAA bureaucrats. Alter years of debate and controversy regarding the 
bowl system, it would appear that (he NCAA has found a feasible alternative to 
the playoff system desired by many. 

Indeed, following the Fiesta Bowl diere will be no argument as to who is 
die greatest team in the land. We do not attempt to discredit the other bowl 
games, but Nebraska/Florida will he a college Super Bowl. 

Instead of giving you our fair, unbiased, and objective opinion on the 
game, we will give you the word of two diehard fans— one for the Gators and 
one (or die Huskers. Lei's see what the guvs have to say: 

Anthony Reiner 

History Sophomore 

The Huskers have been one of 
the most successful teams over die 
last 25 years. 

They finished the season unde- 
feated, blowing out the opposition 
by almost 39 points per game. 

There are three main reasons 
why Nebraska will win: 

• They will put inlense pressure on 

Gator's quarterback Danny 
Wuerffel, forcing him into costly 

• Nebraska offense will move the 
ball slowly but effectively led by 
quarterback Tommie Frazier, 
keeping die Florida offense off 
the field. 

• Finally, superior conditioning will 
wear down the Gators by the 
fourth quarter spurring die 
Huskers to victory: 34-27. 

Greg Wedel 
History Senior 

• Coach Steve Spurrier is an offensive 
mastermind whose coaclting can 
pick defenses apart. 

• Quarterback Danny Wuerffel is the 
NCAA's highest rated quarterback 
in history. 

• The Gator secondary is good 
enough to play man-coverage al- 
lowing the rest of the defense to 
attack Nebraska's running game. 

• Wide receiver Chris Doering and 
company will take advantage of 
Nebraska's mediocre secondary, 

• The Gator special teams have 
blocked seven punts, diree Geld 
goals, and an extra point this year, 
Also, the Gator kick and punt re- 

• It all adds up to the Gators eating 
die Cornhuskers alive at 42-27. 

Well, now you have heard from the fans. ! lere is what the Swami and the 
Guru think about that game as well as the other major bowls: 


Fiesta— Nebraska over Florida 
Orange — Florida Stale over Notre 

Rose — Northwestern over USC 
Sugar— Texas over Virginia Tech 
Cotton — Colorado over Oregon 
Citnis — Tennessee over Ohio State 
Gator— Syracuse over Clemson 
Outback — Auburn over Pen State 


Fiesta — Florida over Nebraska 
Orange — Florida State over Notre 

Rose — USC over Northwestern 
Sugar — Texas over Virginia Tech 
Cotton — Colorado over Oregon 
Citrus — Tennessee over Ohio State 
Gator — Syracuse over Clemson 
Outback— Penn Stale over Auburn 


The three-man volleyball tournament was intense and full of surprises, In 
the end, die team of Paul Ridding, Phil Clio, and Joe Kim defeated Pablo Alvarez, 
Kevin Becker, and Art Brock in die finals. Hats off to these athletes and all those 

Saturday will be the annual Army/Navy football classic. What a 
rivalry. It's going to be a little different this year. As I under- 
stand it, the loser of the game goes to Bosnia. 

Biock 11- These Southern students are reacting fast to set, spike, and block 
before their opponents do. They're reacting so fast, in fact, that the 
Accent cottldn 7 identify who they were. 

Olympic rowing team 
training locally 


Why would anyone want to work 
out three or four times a day, six days a 
week? Maybe the chance to win an 
Olympic medal is motivation enough. 
The U.S. women's national rowing 
team is training in Chattanooga for the 
1996 Olympics. Currently, they are 
"World Champions." This title became 
theirs last August in Tampere, Finland, 
at the World Championship finals. The 
U.S. women's "eight" boat out-rowed 
the Romanians for the win. But the U.S. 
Women's Rowing team is still not satis- 
fied. They want a win on Lake Lanier 
near Atlanta, in the Olympic games. 

"There is added pressure to go for 
the gold," says U.S. Women's Rowing 
Team coach Hartmut Buschbacher. 
"This increases the intensity of the train- 

A typical training day begins at 8 
a.m. with 90 minutes of weight lifting. At 
1 1 a.m. the women row for 75 minutes. 
And at 4 p.m., they row again for 90 
minutes. On Wednesdays and Saturdays 
they do weight lifting twice a day. Their 
time-off comes on Saturday afternoon. 
Sunday is known as a day of "active re- 
covery," when team members do their 
choice of exercising other than rowing 
or lifting. 

The women are not on a special 
diet, but they are educated to maintain a 
balanced diet. They are given physicals 
regularly. On average, each woman eats 
5000-7000 calories per day. 

The women must deal with substan- 
tial physical pain and exhaustion. They 
are taught how to perform with pain, 
and the intense training makes their 

pain threshold much higher than the 
average person's. 

"The hardest part for the women," 
says Assistant Coach Ashlee Patten, "is I 
putting all the components together, 1 
They not only have to plan physically but I 
also mentally." 

Since rowing is very physically de- 
manding on the athletes, they need time I 
for relaxation. Sometimes the women r 
can be found in local coffee shops or 
watching movies, although sleepingis I 
often preferred. Once, while traveling ill 
Germany, coach Buschbacher declared I 
a mandatory shopping day for the learni 

Nearly all of the women are 
graduates. The team includes graduates! 
of Princeton, Rutgers, Dartmouth, the r 
University of California at Berkeley, 
Harvard, and Georgetown. Many of I 
these women could be quickly clii*!| 
the career ladder. 

Yet, they have opted to put their o-l 
reers aside temporarily, to chase ate J 
the dream of an Olympic gold medal. 
None of the rowers are working in d" 
year prior to the Olympics. 

fciown as one of the best-trained I 
squads to the world, the U.S. women* I 
chance at a gold medal next summer I 
rests with their ability to come togdwl 
as a team like they did last summer. I 

"There are always conflicts," <t jl 
team member Catriona Fallon, "b»H*| 
summer we started to gel together as»| 
boat." L 

Will anything less than a gokIn«j| 
be a disappointment for the U.S. 
women's Olympic rowing team next 

"Yep," they say. 




I think I'll wait for snow 

Iauison Titus 

This article began as a rock climb- 
gjjog piece, but Mother Nature had other 
litis in store. 

| With high temperatures reaching a 
Lopping 42 degrees, rock climbing 
Iras out of the question. But the moun- 
Xjis still beckoned us on. 
I Sophomore Charisa Bower, Junior 
Robert Kelch, Sophomore Kevin 
frarrick, Sophomore David McPherson, 
freshman Scott Anderson, and I set out 
tith two 4 X 4 vehicles, numerous 
[hanges of clothes, sleds, and inner 
lubes to find snow. 

| The base of the Tellico Plains was a 
pere 32 degrees, but local hunters no- 
■Bed us that they had been all over the 
tountain, and there was no snow to be 

We drove along enjoying the scen- 
Then we hit it. No, not snow, but 
ick frost covering everything. Ordinary 
ks, bushes, and grass all turned 
lagical. It gave new meaning to the 
iristmas song "Winter Wonderland." 
We stopped at a steep hill and took 
orris racing up to the top with an inner 
W to slide down. The hill ended in a 
Itch with an embankment sloping up 
[wards the road. The hill was so steep, 

that to slow down, one had to bail off 
the inner tube at least 15 feet before the 

Everyone was slipping, sliding, and 
having a good time, then it happened. 
Before we realized it, our luck turned. 

Bauer was sliding at top speed 
when she fell off the tube and slid down 
the remainder of the hill on her stom- 
ach with her shirt up around her arm 
pits. The frozen grass scratched furrows 
down her stomach. She laughed it off. 
Then Kelch set out down the hill 
only to fall off and hurt his back. Ander- 
son brilliantly stopped making the trek 
up the hill to slide down, but the rest of 
us were not that smart. 

McPherson thundered down the 
hill, dipped off, and cut his chin open in 
several places. After three injuries you 
would think it was an omen, Yet I still 
foolishly climbed the hill. 

Moving over to a new spot on the 
steep slope, I flung myself down on the 
inner tube. The inner tube, rebelling at 
this harsh treatment I'm sure, turned 
me around backwards. Unable to plant 
my feet and baU off the swiftly moving 
tube, I smashed backwards into the 
ditch slamming my poor rear end and ' 


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head against the frozen embankment. I 
sucked in a breath, and screamed 
bloody murder. 

"I thought you broke your leg," 
said Anderson, 

"I thought you broke your arm," 
said Parrick. 

But it wasn't that simple. I broke 
my buttocks, my bum, my hiney. Boy 
was I ever embarrassed! 

Standing was okay, but I walked 

like a penguin, and sitting was a chore, 
to say the least. 

But I wasn't the last to get hurt. 
Parrick finished off the injured list by 
smashing his knee on a rock. 

All in all, it was the most harmful 
adventure I've embarked upon. At least 
since that guy broke my nose in acad- 

But I still had a blast. Next time, 
though, I think I'll wait for snow. 

Oilers may run into problems 


Here we go again, attempting to 
make sense of team movements in the 
National Football League. 

The people in Cleveland may think 
things are complicated, but that now 
seems minuscule to the dilemma in- 
volved in the Houston Oilers' move to 
Nashville. After owner Bud Adams and 
Governor Sundquist apparently "tied the 
knot" a few weeks ago, more road 
blocks have appeared. 

Number one, the slate legislature is 
now considering whether or not to ap- 
prove a $55 million bond i; 

tinue luring the Oilers. Some of the leg- 
islators are truly concerned with the 
possible amount of cost placed on tax- 
payers for the venture. Others have ar- 
gued that sales taxes alone will cover 
expenditures for the stadium and the 

The second block comes from the 
league itself. Commissioner Paul 
Tagliabue is currently in Congress argu- 
ing for an exemption on anti-trust laws 
for the NFL, thus enabling the league to 
require teams to stay put for a longer 
period of time. 


*We ivish you every happiness 

during the tioluiay Season 

and throughout the 

<}{e%u Jem 

from the Staff and Management of 


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[Week of prayer" is not just a name 


J as I drove my girlfriend, Tanya, to 
Irch, my mind raced over all the 
igs I had to do in the coming week: 
Iree page book report for history, a 
|le text reaction for theology, my ser- 

in due the following Monday. 
"If only I would have studied more 

ing Thanksgiving break," I thought. 
Ispent too much time organizing the 
Itation program I was leading and not 

jugh time on my homework. 

i into the church parking 
land took our usual spot along the 
[b next to the side door to beat the 
g traffic. 

I We entered the sanctuary and took 

I seats. I glanced at my program. 

ji 1 Get a Witness?" was the theme, 
e meeting wouldn't be very 
lg. I still had some to do in organiz- 
1 the visitation program. 

If I was lucky, song-service would 
be one to two songs, the speakers 
would keep to their time limit, and the 
person giving special music would re- 

groups of two to three and pray for the 
Holy Spirit. 

I must admit, I was in no mood to 
pray. But as Tanya and I prayed to- 

lf I was lucky, this would be just another 
week of prayer. I really drdn't have time for 
anything different. 

member that they were to sing, not give 
their testimony. 

The meeting progressed, until the 
time came to pray. Usually the prayer 
leader asks everyone to kneel or bow 
their heads while they talk with God, 
speaking as a spokesperson for the as- 
sembly But this was different. Names 
were passed out for each of us to re- 
member in prayer during the week, and 
the leader invited everyone to gather in 

gether for each other and the meetings, 
immediately all the burdens of my week 
began to lift from my shoulders. As the 
program continued, I remember think- 
ing, "This week is not going to be like 
other weeks of prayer." But what made 
this week different? 

Soon the meeting ended and I went 
to the front to begin the Prayer Focus 
visitation. After distributing the several 
names to each volunteer, we left to visit. 

By the end of the week, over 500 
dorm rooms received a visit where stu- 
dents were prayed with. One student 
had just broken up with her boyfriend. 
She asked God to send someone lo 
comfort her. While she was praying, 
there was a knock on her door, One of 
the Prayer Focus visitors had come by lo 
pray with her. 

Senior Delton Chen and Sophomore 
Bryan Fowler, who say they hardly ever 
have any visitors, had six guys in their 
room when Junior Michael Bracket! 
came by to pray with them. "We pray 
together every night now," says Chen. 
"I'm really glad that Michael came by." 

What made this week of prayer dif- 
ferent than others? Prayer. More than 
any other week I can remember, this 
was truly a week of prayer. Through 
prayer, God transformed hopeless situa- 
tions into victory stories. 

fwo more churches break ranks on ordination 


| Two more churches have joined 
is with Sligo SDA Church by ordain- 
| women pastors. 

Both Loma Linda Victoria and the 
[Sierra University churches held ordi- 
rices on Sabbath, Dec. 2. 
s a beautiful service," says 
ly ordained Madelynn Jones- 
fcldeman of the La Sierra church. 

pie said they had never seen 

anything like it with the banners and 
music. It was high church." 

Along with Haldeman, Halcyon Wil- 
son was also ordained to the La Sierra 
church. Sheryll Prinz-McMillan was or- 
dained to the Loma Linda Victoria 

Haldeman says the La Sierra church 
was packed during the service. "It nor- 
mally holds about 1500. People were 
standing in the back," she says. "As far 

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as i could tell there were no dissenters 
there. People lined up to greet me after- 
wards and say it should have been done 
a long time ago." 

Haldeman says the ordination holds 
a lot of meaning for her, since she plans 
to retire next July. "It's nice to know 
you've worked for 40 years and that it's 
appreciated," she says. 

Senior Pastor Dan Smith says he 
hasn't heard any complaints about the 
service, and that so far, there haven't 
been any membership transfer requests 
due to the ceremonies. 

"I'm sure there are some who are 
disappointed in our decision," he says, 
"hut diose who attended the service say 
they thought it was very appropriate." 

Videos of the service are available 
for $20, says Smith. They can be ob- 
tained by calling the church office at 
(909) 785-2275. 

There's optimism among some, in- 
cluding Haldeman, that this is the be- 
ginning of a movement. 

"I'm hoping that this will continue, 
that other churches will continue," she 
says. "If that happens, the General Con- 
ference will have to do something." 

And other churches are indeed fol- 
lowing. The church on the campus of 
Walla Walla College has petitioned the 
Upper Columbia Conference and the 
North Pacific Union to approve women's 
ordination, much like La Sierra did, ac- 
cording to Georgia-Cumberland Confer- 
ence President Gordon Bietz. 

If the conference and die union 
refuse, then Walla Walla could possibly 
go ahead with its own ordination, like 
La Sierra did after receiving the refusal 
of their own union and conference. 

Haldeman says rumors are also cir- 
culating that an Oregon church is taking 
steps toward ordination. No one at this 
church or the Walla Walla church was 
available for comment. 

There's no question that we're sit- 
ting on the direshold of a major move- 
ment in the North American Division, 
says Bietz. "The question is how exten- 
sive the movement will be and where it 
will go," he says. 

Bietz says he would like to see 
women ordained, but he wouldn't 
choose this approach. 

"I'd prefer the world church to ap- 
prove it first," he says. 

Collegedale Church is 
launching the mortgage 

Enc Stubbert 

Collegedale Church is only weeks 
away from paying off Ihe debt on Ihe 
church addition. 

To celebrate, the church is plan- 
ning a special commemoration week- 
end Jan. 12-13. 

OnFridaynighl,Januaryl2, there 
will be as spiritual celebration held in 
•the Church from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The 
program will consist ot individuals or 
groups who want to sing, read poetry, 
do drama, or give readings. 

Seven minute time slots are avail- 

able for anyone who would like lo sign 
up. It will not be a formal event. People 
are encouraged to come and go at their 

Sabbath wiU end with a sacred con- 
cert in the church put on by local talent. 
Afterwards the program wiU progress 
out to the parking lot where the mort- 
gage will be shot up into the sky with 

If you are interested in participating 
in the Friday night celebration contact 
the CoUegcdale Church office at 396- 






I Along the Promenade ... in December 

E. 0. Grundset 

The Christmas season seemed to 
shift into high gear the day Village Mar- 
ket Manager Jim Burrus set up 105 
trees in front of the market entrance. 
They are all mostly Douglas fir and 
Black spruce and about 6 ft. tall. 

For awhile it was a game to find the 
front doors — you just sort of wandered 
among the trees and if you heard the 
glass doors moving, you knew you were 
in the right spot. Stepping over a rivulet 
of water on a rainy day, I was instantly 
reminded of the old seasonal "Over the 
River and Through the Woods . . ." 

OK, let's check out some buildings 
along the promenade for seasonal at- 
tractions: The library has a manger 
scene, plus plastic figures, plus real 
straw, plus a decorated lamp post, plus 
a Christmas tree wrapped in huge gold 

Herin Hall has an 8 ft. tree in die 
lobby bedecked with lots of silvery- 
green bows, strings of beads looping 
along and tiny red balls. 

In the cafeteria there's a huge tree 

widi gold and silver balls plus wrapped 
boxes all around the base. Outside the 
big picture windows are two holly trees 
sprouting bright red berries. 

Hackman Hall has some snow 
scenes on a bulletin board (that's it). 
The Campus Shop has one of the two 
most elegant trees— purple bows and 
ribbons and gold ornaments. The other 
one is in the church atrium — golden 
instruments, lights, and ribbons. 

The most striking natural display is 
the dense orange-red Pyrocantha ber- 
ries in the alcove between the Service 
department and die Plant Services ware- 
house. Take a look. 

Instead of interviewing promenade 
walkers and telling the world what 
they're wearing, I polled the embryol- 
ogy class members (who were quite 
zestful and festive at the time — after all, 
they had just successfully incubated 
some three dozen chicks) on what each 
person was doing during Christmas va- 
cation, what they would like to receive 
and give as gifts. 

Here are some of the more interest- 

g responses: Delmer Plank is going 
home to Salem, Mo. and wants a set of 
custom wheels for his Toyota truck. 
Brandon Bryan from Asheville, N.C., 
wants straight A's and money (who 

Brittany Affolter from Calhoun, Ga., 
is attending her grandparents 50th wed- 
ding anniversary and her brother's wed- 
ding (how can she stand the excite- 
ment?). Joe Kim from Montebello, Ca- 
lif., is giving his organic chemistry text 
to the poor and needy (how thought- 

Brian Dale from Georgetown, Ky, 
wants lots of computer software. Jason 
Gading from Madison, Tenn., plans to 
give everybody lots of hugs and love and 
nice gifts (OK.') 

Kriston Hindman from Hickory, 
N.C., is expecting to receive a teddy 
bear (she gets one each year) from her 
mother. Doug Sammer from Burleson, 
Texas, is hoping for a plant for Ms room 
and plans to give his sister some art 

And, finally Stuart Belle from St. 

Johns, Antigua, is spending his vacation I 
in New York City; he wants Calvin Kleiiftl 
cologne "Escape" as his gift and in tun I 
is giving an outfit of casual clothes to a | 
friend (am I hearing this right?) 

Speaking of vacadons, do you real- 
ize that we will be subjected to 19 bowl 
games between December 14 andJamiJ 
ary 2? I have never heard of some of 
diese bowls (or else they used to be f 
called something else). Can you believe I 
these names (I'm not making them ' 
up!): Jeep Eagle Aloha Bowl, Builders I 
Square Alamo Bowl, Jim Watson House I 
Heritage Bowl, Poulan Weed-Eater Inde-I 
pendence Bowl, Comp USA Florida Gl- \ 
rus Bowl, and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (fJe-J 
braska vs. Florida, the big showdown 
between two unbeaten and untied 
teams). Keep the popcorn coming. I 

Well, hope you all make top grades! 
on your finals and get those projects in 
on time! 

And — to everyone along the prom-L 
enade and beyond — here's wishing you I 
a joyous and merry Christmas and a 
happy 1996. 

Why, wasn't one candybar enough? 

A small tribute to one of the Accent's longest running columnists 

Larisa Myers 

For die past two-and-a-half years, 
Victor Czerkasij has been tickling 
Southern's funny bone. 

Now, he says, it's time to say 
goodbye to the Accent. 

Czerkasij began his illustrious writ- 
ing career as a student at Southern 
when most of us were still learning our 
multiplication tables and eating Gerber 
mashed pears (depending on whether 
you're a senior or a freshman.) 

It was back in the days of 
"preppies," Cheryl Tiegs, and the cold 
war. Drs. Ashton and Blanco had more 
hair. Drs. Wohlers and Greenleaf had 
not yet clambered tlieir way to die top of 
die administrative ladder. A smiling Mrs. 
Moore (different glasses) welcomed 
students to the cafeteria. 

Some issues were new — Soutiiern 
College minus the Missionary, wearing 
jeans. Some still grace the pages of the 
Accent today — die inadequecies of the 
CK, P.D.A., and tuition, tuition, tuition. 

Czerkasij was a reporter and col- 
umnist for the Accent from 1980-83. Is 
die "Soudiern Cynic" lie honed the 
probing thought and sage wisdom that 
characterize his style today. 

He offered students concrete advice 
on "What to do when you're bored" 
parts I and II. 

"Turn your radio on to FM 90.5 Fri- 
day nights," he suggested. "See how 
long you can lake it. Time yourself, and 

compare with friends. 

"Challenge a newly em- 
phasized jewelry clause. Wear a 
watch from each ear." 

In one week's column, 
"Ramblings of a fried mind," 
he asked such diought provok- 
ing questions as "Did you ever 
buy cereal just for die prize? 
Did you know that if you 
opened the bottom first you 
could get the prize easier? 

"Oil ofOlay looks like 
Pepto-Bismal. Is it?" 

It's over 10 years later and 
I'm calIing.Czerkasij at home 
for an in-depth interview in 
connection with his departure. 

"I had a great time at 
Southern," he says. He recalls 
the time when students erected 
a cement block wall in Talge 
Hall to prevent residents from exiting 
the premises. He remembers two raids 
on the women's dorm in which he was 
participant. He remembers smashing a 
window in order to start his shift at 
WSMC on time. 

But life's a little different now. 
Czerkasij's been married fourteen years, 
and as we talk, Ids two delightful chil- 
dren scream pleasandy in die back- 

He's putting together a train set and 
brags that his wife has let use an entire 
room for the project. 

We thought he was HooKEO-^er a 

Accent columnist, Czerkasij bids its farewell 

Our conversation is interrupted by 
the attempts of little Alex to use the toi- 
let, not fall in it. 

When he returns to the phone, 
Czerkasij says he's quitting his column 
for a couple of reasons. First, expanded 
duties in his student recruiting job will 
demand more time away from South- 
ern, and his schedule will take him on 
more overseas assignments than before. 

Secondly, "1 believe familiarity 
breeds contempt," he says. He believes 
that it's belter to leave whUe his star is 
still shining bright than to wear out his 


Czerkasij says that sometimes I 
his writing has colored the way 
students relate to him. 

"They don't take me seriously," I 
he says. "They ask me what I do, f 
and I say 'I'm a minister.' Theysaj; j 
'No, really.' " 

But Czerkasij also says thai the I 
power of humorous writing is an 
antidote and a tool. 

"War should be fought witha 
lot of humor in 1995," he says, 
"For those who sit high and 
mighty, it can bring diem down a I 
notch. And for those who are low; | 
the same thing. Humor, to me , is | 
best when it is subde, intelligent,] 
and funny." 

These are the very attributes 
that former Accent editor Andy 
Nash looked for in a humor col- I 
umn, when he asked Czerkasij in 1993 1 
to begin writing again. Czerkasij says 
that in his column he has always been I 
very careful not to pick on people' 

"I go over the columns again and 
again," he says. "No one should ever 
walk away from a humor column I 
hurt. . . . Christian humor is not an Q*jJ 
moron when done right." 

And for diose who find tins part 1 

too bitter, Czerkasij leaves a ray of b 
"I plan on retiring just like Mid 
Jordon." he says. "As Arnold 
Schwarzenegger said, Til be back-' 


Like They 
Say In China: 
"Ciao, Baby" 

die Beatles. Or Citlvin 
pobbes. liven Gary Larson would 
indfislaml, because after nearly 
llteeyeai-s and 40 cohunns, this ship 
iscomlas i» <""<■ Tlus s <^ im is 
i for pasture. Ibis chicken is 
to roost. Tills cow is ready for 
Bilking. E-i-e-i-ol 

First, I'd like 10 answer the big 
question that has been plaguing le- 
s of faithful readers of tills col- 
and has been expressed by 
mountains of mail, mostly consisting 
pro letters: 

"Don't you think the 
stcrct sauce at Burger king is really 
and pickle relish and it's just a 
DHrketing scam?" 

Yes. but 1 diink letter two said it 
much better: 

'Regarding the fact that this is 
fflurlast column, what took you so 
Inn"' line vnu cut considered that 
taks to vun. 'Czerkasij' willbesyn- 
onjmous with embarrassment for 
jratjons to come?" 
Oops, sorry! That was a letter 
three, from my mother. But I think if I 
Id sum up letter two, and leave 
the potentially confrontational 
'tis like "nerd," "pretentious," and 
te of fire." you would find "Why?" 
First of all, 1 want to make it ab- 
alely clear that the vicious rumor 
ial Stacy and Larisa reneged on pay- 
5 me one candy bar per column 
d nothing to do with my retiring. 
In fact, 1 imagine it was precisely 
tause they were so busy attending 
te needs of the paper at large, that 
f*ork, which you'll always find in 
e back of this publication, or if you 
tefer, the rear, the place reserved for 
ktoer else that can't fit on the 
"1 pages where the most important 
*s. that those silly candy bars 
*i«st forgotten. 

B «l I don't take it personal. Why, 
^iangh. "Ha. Ha." I'll say. Just 

1 don't want to bring that up 
9mt They're just candy bars, for 

heaven sakes! Like the old cliche says, 
"Don't make a mountain out of a 
mole hill." Or "Let bygones be by- 
gones." And of course, my personal 
favorite, "Two can play that game." 

Another reason you won't 
Snicker anymore or get to read tills 
column whde enjoying a Milky Way, is 
that frankly, I'm an old guy. Out of 
touch. That's right. R-e-a-g-a-n. 

I've seen that look in die eyes of a 
hundred coeds from Thatcher when 1 
told them I'm diirty-four and married 
almost 11 years widi two kids. Of 
course, I've seen dial same look back 
in diird grade when 1 handed Jennifer 
Peabody a sandwich filled with worms 
from the playground, but 1 like to 
diink of it as "dashed hopes." (Hu- 
mor tip: Here's a good place for bud- 
ding columnists lo insert a clever 
comment, such as "Sounds more like 
'hashed dope' if you ask me!" Otiier- 
wise, do not try this at home). 

But growing old brings on retire- 
ments and the importance of knowing 
when to go. In a few years, I'll be at 
the Collegedale Home for the Incred- 
ibly Aged. My sons will visit me on a 
wing reserved for Cantankerous Men 
in Mismatched Polyester, yes, I an 

Son #/: Hi, Dad. You sure look great 

Son #Z- Yeah, you never looked bet- 

Nurse: Here, let me mm on the light. 
Son M and #2: Y1EEEARRRGH!! 

Yes, there we'll be. The Three 
Musketeers. But far be it for me to 
continually refer to candy bars, so 
people, let's drop it! I'm not one for 

It's lime to go. The Ensure is get- 
ting warm and Wayne VandeVere is 
beckoning me over to the odier side. 
The Chair of Humor sits empty. 
Sayonara. AufWiedersehn. And of 
course Hugs and Kisses. Especially 
the ones with the hide almonds. 


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"Top Ten Hints Your Christmas 
Vacation Is In Trouble" 


From our Home Office at Santa's Workshop in St. Croix. Virgin Islands. 

10. "Honey, the Campus Safely from your school is towing away your father's car." 

9. "Cousin Reno just made parole! You two can share a room a catch up on old 

8. Your little brother won't stop repeating lines from "It's a Wonderful Life." 

7. "Mail call! Say, your semester grades are here ..." 

6. The fact that Santa Claus isn't vedjust sunk in. 

5. "Well, we were going to buy you a Lexus for Christmas, but then your school bill 

came in the mail. Aren't these slippers adorable?" 

4. You're eating the world's largest candy cane . . . and then you wake up In 15-de- 

gree weather (with a wind chill of -40), and your tongue is stuck to die light pole. 

3. Your best gift is a membership to the "Fruitcake of the Month Club" (the gift that 

keeps on givin' the whole year long). 

2. Awkward misdetoe encounter. 

1. "There's a Daryl and Victor at the door, and they'd like to slay a week." 



^What should the Oilers be HI Do yo. 
renamed once in Nashville? 


"The Nashville Rednecks." 
Karah Hardinge 

in Santa Claus? 

"Yes. He eats all the cookies." 


"The Nashville Bluegrass." 
Stacey McCkirly i 

"Tennessee Rocky Tops" 
Dan Rozell I 
Business Professor [ 

Yes, because my roomate looks like him." 
lx Derek Cummings 
History Sophomore 

"Yes. He brings out die best in everyone." 
Eriha Free/and 
Nursing Freshman 

"No, because I can't figure out how 
he gets down the chimney." 
Synnova Hill 


Community Calendar 


Inspiralion&Contexl. the Drawings of 
Albert Paley — Hunter Museum, Now- 
jan. 21 

Festival Organ: The King of Instru- 
ments — Hunter Museum, Now-Jan. 21 
Paintings of the Oregon Coast by Dale 
Cleaver — Hunter Museum, Dec. 16- 

Holiday In Miniature — dollhouse ex- 
hibition, Chattanooga Regional History 
Museum, Now-Feb. 28 
The Airplane In Art: Aviation Paint- 
ings by Sam Lyons Jr. — Hunler Mu- 
seum, Jan. 13-28 


The Moonlight Mansion Tours — 
Hunler Museum, Now-Dee. 23, Thurs.- 
Sun., 5:30-8 p.m. 

Meet the Organ Builder — Hunter Mu- 
seum, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. 
Christmas with the Animals — take a 
gift for the zoo animals, Warner Park 
Zoo, Dec. 18, 1-5 p.m. 

a KR's Place pkkwts . . . *r~ 



Bach 's Lunch — Southern College Brass 
Quintet, Grace Episcopal Church, Dec. 
15,12:15 p.m. 

Handel's Messiah — Collegedale SDA 
Church, Dec. 15, 8 p.m.; Dec. 16, 3 

Chattanooga Girls' Choir — Roland 
Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Cen- 
ter, Dec. 15-16, 8 p.m. 
Berlioz's Enfance du Christ — Adanta 
Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony 
Hall, Dec. 15-16, 8 p.m. 
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera 
Assoc. — Holiday Festival pops concert, 
Tivoli Theatre, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. 
Advent Concerts — organist James 
Garvey, St. Paul's Episcopal, Dec. 20, 
12:05 p.m. 

Bach 's lunch — soloists of Grace Epis- 
copal Church, Grace Episcopal Church, 
Dec. 22, 12:15 p.m. 
A Night in Old Vienna — Champagne 
and Coffee Concerts, Atlanta Symphony 
Hall, Dec. 28-30, 8 p.m. 


Holy Eucharist -Rite I — music by the 
Church School Chddren of St. Paul's 
Parish, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 
Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m. 

Gallery Carols — the senior choir and 
soloists of St. Paul's Parish, St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church, Dec. 24, 10:30 p.m. 
Festival Choral Eucharist-Rite II — 
music by the senior choir of St. Paul's 
Parish, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 
Dec. 24, 11p.m. 

Holy Eucharist-Rite II— S\. Paul's Epis- 
copal Church, Dec. 25, 10:30 a.m. 


A Cinderella Christmas — St. Mark's 
United Methodist Church, Dec. 17, 2:30 

A Christmas Carol — a new adaptation 
by Doris Baizley, Chattanooga Little The- 
atre, C.C. Bond Auditorium, Chatta- 
nooga State Technical College, Now- 
Dcc. 17 




New Year 

From your 
Accent staff 


w what's in these pictures' Be the first person to telljacqueal KR'splac 
e AcawCoMBO {any sandwich, soda or fruit drink, and chips). 

1. What will you have to dial soon to get an outside line! 

2. What was the purpose of Young Hec's posters? 

3. Name one holiday budget gift idea. 

4. What did Allison Titus injure? 

5. Name one church that has ordained women. 

6. What does Czerkasij say has no influence on his 
decision to leave [hsAccent'i 

Win a free slush at KR's Place when you answer all 'silt 
AccimQuil questions correctly. Submit entries lo K$M 

February 8, 199¥ 




To my one most oear— Read the 
luuuve messages on page 11. 
There might be one for you 
from someone special. 

Weekend Weather 

Today— Partly cloudy, chance 
of showers. High 63. 

Friday— Partly cloudy. 
High 55. 

Saturday — Partly cloudy, 
High 55. 

senate questions president on duties 


rial senate meeting held Tues- 
Letioned whether or not SA 
Lent Jeremy Stoner is doing his 

flie meeting was held in response 
Iformal resolution cosponsored by 
Lots Jeff Staddon, Aaron Raines, 
■Cindy Maier. 

Tjfierdue consideration," the reso- 
"(senate) has reached the 
[elusion that President Stoner's pro- 
pi absence is not in the best inter- 
file Student Association." 
iy constituents are concerned," 
Maier. She declined further com- 

ternsliip in Knoxville to earn his degree 
in long term health care. "This situation 
isn't ideal." 

Stoner says he worked hard during 
first semester. "We built a good team. 
All of them are doing a good job." 

Stoner says this situation is better 
than the alternative, which is a vote of 
no confidence "You would be opening 
Pandora's box," he says. 

He says there is also a possibility 
that appointed SA officers who agreed to 
serve under his leadership may not want 

Also, Stoner says, senators should 
think about the stability of SA. After the 
resignation of Luis Gratia shortly after 
graduation and losing SA officer Allison 
Titus, losing a second president would 

not preserve the stability he says he's 
worked for. 

If Stoner were to resign, Executive 
Vice President Chad Grundy would most 
likely move up to fill the job. 

"That would leave a void in dial po- 
sition or in the parliamentarian position 
right before elections," Stoner says. 
Elections take place later this month. 

Grundy says that the situation is a 
bit awkward but that as executive vice, 
he is prepared to serve if called upon. 

During the meeting, senators with- 
drew questions asking Grundy if he was 
shouldering undue responsibilities be- 
cause of Stoner's absence. 

After almost two hours, the meeting 
was called into recess. 

After the meeting was called back 

to order, Senator Maier made a motion 
for another ten minute recess, during 
which all senators went to anotiier con- 
ference room to have a private discus- 
After die final adjournment, SA 
Sponsor K.R. Davis was overheard im- 
ploring Senators Amy Nelson, Raines, 
and Maier to carefully consider the 
ramifications of their actions. 

"Look at the Accent, Festival Stu- 
dios, mi Memories," Davis said, urging 
the senators not to disrupt the balance 
and stablityofSA. 

"I can't make up my mind," Raines 
said after the meeting. "1 need time to 
think about it." 

Senate has to have a two-thirds ma- 
jority to call for a vote of no confidence. 

Larisa Myers 

Life is like a game of Twister. The 
more you play the more complicated 

When Junior Allison Titus posted 
those words of wisdom on the SA calen- 
dar board just outside the cafeteria, she 
had no way of knowing they would be 
her last message to the world. She had 
no way of knowing that the game of life 
would take hers. 

Sabbath afternoon, Jan. 27, found 
Titus walking trails in the Hiwassee 
River area. A slip of the foot on some 
rocks on the edge of a precipice sent 
her into a fall. She hit the ground and 
never woke up. 

She left behind parents, a brother, a 
boyfriend, a roommate, relatives and 
friends. A journalism and public rela- 
tions double major, Titus involved her- 
self in school fife— she was public rela- 
tions director for the SA, she v 

CollcgedaJc news coordinator for the 
News Leader, she wrote a regular 
sports column for the Accent, she 
served as assistant editor for the jour- 
nalism department newsletter, she en- 
tered into all parts of campus life with 
enthusiasm and vigor. 

Funeral services took place 
Wednesday, Jan. 31, in Chicago. A me- 
morial service at Southern yesterday 
brought crowds of teachers and 
friends to honor and remember her. 

Some remember her out-of-this- 
world monkey bread relished at Sab- 
bath morning dorm breakfasts. Some 
remember die way she could tell a 
story tike nobody's business. Some 
remember how she always knew the 
answer to every question and the 
words to absolutely every song. 

She lived. She laughed. She loved. 
She smiled a smile that was only hers. 

To us, she was the sun. 

Me cops 

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What? Southern cancels school? See 

Campus News 

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Library getting handicap ramps 


Liane Gray 

Senior Young Hee Chae has at- 
tended Southern for four years. Bui she 
has never used the from door of the li- 
brary. That is about to change. 

Two weeks ago. Landscaping and 
Plain Services began construction of two 
handicap access ramps which will con- 
nect the front doors of the library to the 
main sidewalk. The library already has 
a handicap access ramp, however. That 
wasn't the problem. The problem was 
Cliae's safety. 

The original access ramp connects 
the back door to die library parking lot. 
Rut the parking lot can only he reached 
by Industrial Drive. On campus, Indus- 
trial Drive can only be reached via sev- 
eral dimly-lighted parking lots. Blind 
corners and speeding cars make travel- 
ing du's stretch hazardous. 

Chae chose to ignore danger. She 
had to, It was the only way she could 
reach die library. 

"I tend to adapt to whatever I have 
to do," she says. 

Cliae's professors, however, ex- 
pressed concern to the administration. 
Helen Durichek, Associate Vice Presi- 
dent for Financial Administration, says 
that Ihey began to work on a solution as 
soon as the problem was brought to 
their attention. The Americans with Dis- 
abilities Act (ADA) requires public fa- 
cilities to provide handicap access. 

"Southern is a private college," says 
Durichek. "We're not subject to die 
same regulations. Still, we feel an inter- 
est to die public and want to better 
serve our students." 

In the past five years, Southern has 
added several new sidewalks and an 

elevator in Brock Hall to accommodate 
the handicapped, Access improvements 
aren't finished though. 

"Southern College is built on a 
hill," Durichek says. "The people who 
planned the buildings just didn't take 
handicap access into account." 

Mark Anlone, director of Landscap- 
ing Services, built the ramps according 
to county, state, and ADA standards. The 
elevation of die ramp can not exceed 
one fool per 12 feet. Both ends of die 
ramp must have a five foot turning pad, 
Although only one railing is required, 
two will be installed. Plant Services has 
special automatic doors on order. If die 
weather is good, the ramps should be 
finished by the end of next week. 

Not ail of the problems have been 
solved yet. The Financial Administration 
is still unsure how much the total con- 
struction will cost. And they are unsure 
how Chae will negotiate the turnstiles 
once she is inside the library. A worker 
will probably have to let her in. 

Chae is happy about die access 
ramps. Her trip to the library will be 
shorter and safer. But even though she 
was almost hit by cars several times on 
the other route, she never complains. 

"They were afraid for me," she 
says. "I wasn't afraid." She adds, 
"Southern jumps when I have a prob- 
lem without me having to say anything;. 
Someone else always notices, and 
comes and asks me about it." 

And even thought it took the admin- 
istration so long to notice this problem, 
Chae says, "It's not their fault. If I wasn't 
in a wheel chair, I wouldn't have no- 
ticed either." 

It's not school I mind, it's the principal of the thing. 

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Students woke up Friday to an inch 
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The fourth winter storm of die year 
immobilized ihe Chattanooga 

Although Southern students en- J 
joyed warm rooms and hoi showers, 
across the valley over 45.000 homes ' 
went without. 

The weather also canceled the ] 
annual band pops concert and all 

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uys are getting into the act The forgotten 

Aerobics is a great way to 
Hsbape and stay that way. 
jlost, that's what a lot of 
tan men think. 
Aerobics classes have al- 
iteen coed here at South- 
'l,„l until recently you would 
teen hard-pressed to find a 
j s semester, though, aero- 
fcuctorAlvin Payne says 
lere have been three or 
nding regularly, 
^i are starting lo break 
ig just a woman's activ- 

ddwhat do the women ffl' 

n't mind," says Junior Susie 
as long as they don't laugh at 

ir Nicole Booth says she 
ait mind either, "as long as they're 
about it." 

thing . 

;, four — Both men and women attend regular aerobics classes in the 
As the popularity of the fitness movement surges, guys no longer feel shy. 

Payne, a junior, teaches aerobics "And I encourage them to work out 

along with Senior Tammy Garner, Payne for reasons other than looks," he says. 
says he promises every aerobics enthu- Aerobics meets in the gym at 5:15 

siast (men too) a Christian atmosphere. p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and at 

He starts each session with prayer. 6:15 on Monday and i 

ussian artists exhibit at Southern 

Mother nature was cranky. 

some Chatta- 
>a art enthusiasts were 
at bay by snow weather 
freezing temperatures. 
The opening of Southern's 
id art show this year was 
ia Ibe Brack Hall art gal- 
isiSuiKl.iv i-.nd fewer 
came than expected 
of the weather, says 
lepl. Chair Bub Garren. 
Si, almost St) people 

L ainiings and porcelain 
al by 15 Russian artists 
Si. Peiersliurg, Russia, 
^ured. Most of the artists 
some kind of contact, 
fa as students or profes- 
wiih the Repin Institute of 
^rt in St. Petersburg. 
lie paintings are mosdy 
an impressionism, surre- 
ad realist, says Garren. 
One think I like about 
Nntings that is missing from art 
" says former Repin student Daud 
j "is the professionalism, aes- 
beauty, and color combination." 
1 think it's a great show if you like 
says University of Tennessee of 
aooga painting alumni Melissa 
V "this show has something for 

he artwork came to Southern 
I'througli a friendship between 
^d four of the artists featured: 
F °min, Leonid Sokolov, Irena 
»** would be no way we could 
em ." says Garren, "if it were 
^artists as well known in the 
"tese artists are known in Rus- 

(it does have a purpose) 

Brent B. Bihoick 

It looks like an alien landing site. 
Maybe it's for die married couples who 
don't pay dieir rent. Or it could be the 
lop of a nuclear bomb shelter. 

If you've been up Camp Road 
within the last year or so you might have 
noticed an abandoned foundation be- 
tween Alabama and Carolina apart- 
ments. According to Associate Vice 
President for Finance Helen Durichek, a 
coin operated laundry facility and some 
mini storage space will eventually be 
constructed there. The building will 
have approximately six to eight washer- 
dryer sets with room to expand in the 
future if necessary. 

Plant Services Director Chuck 
Lucas says the project began over a year 
ago but has been on the back burner 
because of oilier projects such as the 
swimming pool, Campus Kitchen, and 
Conference Center. 

They have also encountered nego- 
tiation delays with the building inspec- 
Photo: David CfoscF tor over foundation materials. Lucas 

says that once a contract for the remain- 
ing construction is secured it should 
only be a few weeks until the facilities 
will be ready to use. 

Currently, married students either 
have to purchase dieir own washer and 
dryer or do laundry at the wash house 
behind the upper apartments. 

Senior Seth Perldns, who lives in 
Georgia apartments, says hauling laun- 
dry across the street and up die hill can 
be a pain sometimes, but it's belter than 
having to go to Four Corners. He is 
looking forward to having the new laun- 
dry facility even closer to his apartment 
in tin: near future. 

Read the Accent 

Coming ro famta-Fifleen Russian artists 
are displaying their paintings and porce- 
lain work in the Brock Hall art gallery. 

"It is a great thing that Bob Garren 
has made reladonsliips with these artists 
and have been able to bring the artwork 
to Chattanooga," says Southern alumnus 
Mike Lorren. 

The artwork, in addidon lo public 
viewing, will be used by art students. "It 
is nice to have them here," says Garren, 
"so my painting students can look at die 
different styles, how they make compo- 
sition, and what makes a good paint- 

The show will continue through the 
end of the month. The gallery is open 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thurs- 
day, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday. 

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Local News 

What do you feed a WOMBA? (not Little Debbies) 


A television siaiion spon- 
sored by local churches with the 
hope of airing local religious 
programming has become a 
3ABN downlink. 

Many of the problems of 
the White Oak Mountain Broad- 
casting Association (WOMBA) 
revolve around getting on cable. 
WOMBA's board was under the 
impression that if a certain 
amount of local programming 
was produced, the local cable 
company would be forced to 
carry WOMBA under a "must 
carry" rule, 

As a result, WOMBA's board 
put an emphasis early on pro- 
gramming, not fund raising. 
And only $30,000 of the 
$78,000 needed was raised for 
Uiis year's budget. 

"The board's expectation of 
reaching and funding the bud- 
gel in a one year period was 
more than could possibly be 
done," says former WOMBA 
( Manager Blake Hague. 

Also contributing lo the stations 
problems. Vice President of the WOMBA 
board, Doug Walter, says no one ever 
verifled the "must carry" rule with die 
Federal Communication Commission 

Smile, you're on candid camera- 


Southern Journalism students I 
got a kite Christmas gift. 

About $40,000 worth of video | 
equipment was donated to the de- 
partment from Write Oak Mountain ! 
Broadcasting Association (WOMBA). ' 

Apparently WOMBA, now niainh- 
a 3ABN downlink, is turning overall 
video production to the college. The : 
donation is for the express purpose 
of training students to produce pro- 
grams for the station. 

"We are preparing to do that in 
about two weeks," says Journalism 
Professor Volker Henning. 

Students in video production 
class will be able to produce pro- 
grams in a talk show or news pro- j 
gram format with the use of the I 
newly donated cameras. 

"It allows us to do something 
new," says Henning. "Before all we 
could do was talk about studio- I 
based video production." 

"I really didn't take the time to 
worry about it," says board President 
Elsworth McKee. The cable company 
informed WOMBA last October that they 
were not going to get on local cable. 

WOMBA has decided to scale back 

operation. The general manager posi- 
tion has been eliminated, and plans are 
being made for 3ABN to take over the 
license and responsibility for keeping 
the downlink on the air. 

In return, 3ABN will apply and pay 

for an upgrade of the Collegedale signal 
and allow local programming of up to 
25 percent air time. If the FCC approvJ 
this upgrade should improve the sigi 
reception in the Collegedale, Apiso| 
and Ooltewah areas. 

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r i IL . r.mlcMKik is coiled and ready 
ink An unsuspecting victim comes 
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dares 10 come into Collegedale. 
j| R . Colk'.uedale Police Department 
s speeding very seriously, and as a 
5i, they keep accidents and injuries 

"We are very vigorous on our traf- 
Tc write tickets," says Sergeant 
glas Williams. 

According to Williams, there have 
j, no fatalities in Collegedale in the 
en years he has been on the Col- 
dale Police force. 

last month Collegedale had 13 ac- 
nls, two with injuries, according to 
egedale Traffic Investigator Lee 

Speeding is the most common traf- 
olatinii. mivs Williams. In Decem- 
mly83 tickets were issued, but 
illy around 200 are issued each 

The time when most people are 
jjil for speeding varies, not only ac- 
ting to the time of day but also de- 
ding on the lime of year. According 
illiamv must speeders are usually 
;ht during shift change at McKees 
right before curfew. 
He says that the police like to con- 
rjie on difficult area^ His favorite 

Don't Sfuo-Collegedate police officers are some of the best equipped officers in tin 
county, with front and rear radar. At least one officer a day is posted in front of 
Spalding Elementary. Most speeders are caught during the "curfew rush, " say 
Patrolman Karen Farrow pictured. 

place to patrol is at the stateside apart- 
ments. There is a hill there with a drop 
in the speed limit, and children are in 
the area, he says. 

Motorists need to be careful when 
driving through residential areas and 
school zones, says Williams. Motorists 
also need to be careful when driving by 
student housing because children play- 
on die hill and may run into the street to 
retrieve a ball or other toy, 

Williams says that the police de- 
partment puts at least one officer a day 



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to protect the children. 

In Tennessee, speeding through a 
school zone is considered reckless driv- 
ing, even if it is 1 mph over the posted 
limit, At all other times, speeding is not 
considered reckless driving, unless the 
driver shows willful want and endanger- 
ment of life and property, says Williams. 

Collegedale cops 
best equipped 
in county 

Ruihie Kerr 

Collegedale police dun i target 
Southern students, but they do have 
the best equipped police cars in the 
area, says Collegedale Detective Jeff 

"In Collegdale the average road 
officer is really second to none," says 
Young, The police cat's are equipped 
with front and back radar. An officer, 
whether slopped or rolling, can clock 
a speeding car. 

Another feature of a Cullegedaie 
police car is a video camera. It is for 
the protection of bodi the police of- 
ficer and the public, says Young, 

They are most helpful in driving 
under the influence (DUO cases, says 
Young. The tape, which will be 
shown in court, can show die driver 
swerving on die road and talking to 
the officer after ins arrest. 

The plan is to get a new car every 
year, says Young. City Manager Bill 
Magoon says that each Itilly equipped 
police car costs about $25,000. 

This money comes from property 
tax and sales tax. That means that 
even Soudiern students help pay for 
die cars by paying sales tax on food in 
the cafeteria. 

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Read the Accent 


February 8i, 


Reality check 

Lasisa Myers 

With SA election lime looming, I 
simply want lo roll my eyes and mutler 
to myself, here we go again. 

I must admit, up front, that I am 
not a fan of student government 

Somehow the idea of a group of 
students wielding pseudo-power under 
the impression that they can change the 
administration's mind when it doesn't 
want lo be changed seems a little naive. 

And die year I've spent as a part of 
SA has not exactly made me a jubilant 

True, the first year I attended South- 
ern I fell for the "TV's in our rooms/ 
shorts in the cafeteria" routine, a plat- 
form simply and painlessly adopted 
from the year before. 

It was nice, I thought, that candi- 
dates were concerned with our personal 
lives and wanted to make practical 
changes. But as J soon discovered, cam- 
paign slogans mean jack squat in real 
life, and when I moved out of the dorm 
a week ago, I relished the thought of 
creating my own dinner dress code and 
watching Baywatch reruns instead of 
studying French. 

In other words, two years later, the 
"Why 1 can make Southern more like an 
MTV show than an Advenlist institution" 
speech renders me rather skeptical. 

I think it's time for SA aspirers to 
rid themselves of meaningless cliches 
and empty promises. It's time to stop 

whining about a couple extra feet of 
fabric. It's time to look at SA's potential 
and be willing to take Southern in a new 

Of course, I do my share of com- 
plaining. Numerous required worships, 
a dress code that's supposed to earn 
you solid A's, and the you-musl-be-su- 
your-mind-in-the-real-world rule seem 
unnecessary and sometimes detrimental 
lo a sane existence. But, the fact of the 
matter is, it's fun lo complain. 

It's fun lo feel die looks of sympa- 
thy, Ihe exclamations of dismay, the 
sound of "Poor you. Poor us. Poor, 
poor us." 

Someday we need to wake up and 
realize that these little annoyances 
aren't going to change simply because 
we want diem loo. Students have been 
trying to gel i.d. card approval at Taco 
Bell since the 1 970's. 

It's one thing lo try a new idea. It's 
another tiling to keep banging your 
head against the wall. 

I think it's time for SA officers to 
leave these petty issues widiin die con- 
fines of cafeteria and dorm room chat. I 
think it's lime for the Studenl Associa- 
tion lo lake a higher road. 

We need new ideas and a plan to 
spend our money in a way that will re- 
ally benefit the student body as well as 
the community. SA needs a shot in the 

Here are some ideas. 

The SA should promote student tal- 
ent by sponsoring student-only art 
shows, book and poetry readings, 
drama productions, workshops and 

SA could provide volunteer oppor- 
tunities in connection with local organi- 
zations such as the Hunter Museum of 
American Art, the African American His- 
tory Museum, the Chattanooga Regional 
History Museum, the Creative Discovery 
Museum, Allied Arts, and the Aquarium. 

SA could sponsor fund-raisers to 
benefit students and other worthy 
causes. Perhaps a campus-wide used 
book sale to fund expanded selection al 
McKee Library. 

Or a yard sale (time lo clean out 
those jam-packed closets) for United 
Way. How about a garden-a-thon for 
ADRA (claim your plot, and sell fresh 
vegetables to community members,) an 
everybody-give-a-dollar campaign for 
AIDS research, a story-telling contest for 
local illiteracy programs. 

Providing transportation to educa- 
tional lectures, concerts, festivals and 
athletic events would be a way lo let stu- 
dents participate in activities that may 
lake place in Atlanta, Nashville, or Knox- 

The recendy proposed Allison Titus 
scholarship fund is a great example of a 
way SA can appropriate money to help 
out students in need. How about setting 

up more of these funds to promote or. 
campus experience and research? 

The Student Association could q. 
pand career opportunities by funding 
workshops, job shadowing programs I 
and a career and graduate school fair I 

here at Southern at n 

il to students I 

And many more ideas wait lo be ] 

There is a solution lo die closedJ 
approach carried on, year after weaiyl 
year, by those who see themselves as 
student leaders. Listen to students. Ue-I 
ally listen. 

Don't simply ask "What do you J 
want to get out of SA?" The response j 
may be. with uplifted fists. We want 
TV's! We want shorts!" Why shouldnlffl 
be? We've never been offered anyuung I 

Instead, listen to our convereatfofl 
Listen to what we like to do on Satunffl 
nights. Listen to what we'd do if we ban 
the money. Listen to where we want to | 
be 10 years from now. 

Don't depend on us to come up 
with the ideas, SA candidates. That's 
your job. If you really are leaders, yonfl 
transform who we are into programs : 
and policies that we'll appreciate. 1 

And Southern College, let's notbd 
satisfied with a smoodi speech and a 
pretty face. 

Widi resolution let's demand that I 
SA candidates cut the bull and dish us J 
some real meat. 


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I wonder . . . 

• What if the new science building construction Yvorkers were assigned lo 

the CK completion? Would Yve be eating there now? 

• What if some of the concrete could be taken from the speed bump 

mountains by the gym, and be used to Bll in the ever-present potholes 
on campus? 

• What if more college administrators, faculty, and staff attended chapels, 

assemblies, and vespers? Would they be more in touch YVith campus 

sour impact on the Chattanooga community significantly affected by the 
prohibition of Yvearing shorts on campus? 

' What if we really made 
time for the people that 
are important to us? 


etters to the Editors . 

D M pile die record low (our de- 
« despite the fact tliat so many of 
secondary roads were covered with 
eis of ice, die decision was made by 
,detnic Dean Floyd Greenleaf to have 
5 on Monday, Feb. 5. 
I question whether this was a re- 
ttsiblc decision. In my predawn at- 
pt to drive to my 8:00 a.m. class, I 
rly slid off the ridge that I live on. On 

jn't dog it unless you're 
lling to do it 


Blhougb the mid-winter party may 

have been what some hoped, I en- 

dit, II was a casual atmosphere 

« you could have a conversation 

Bin the challenge of yelling over the 

ckground" music. 

Peter did a good job. It's one thing 

t back and complain about it (Jan. 

Iccewf), it's another lo do some- 

gabout it. 

To those who are complaining: Put 

rest of your body where your mouth 

Sections are coming up, here's your 

die way I saw five cars in the ditch or 
smashed up against each other. All of 
the drivers were suinding around their 
cars in bewilderment. 

This is where our administrative 
fathers and mothers tell us of the days 
when they were young, when they used 
lo have to walk five miles in knee deep 
snow to get to school. I don'l buy it. 

Today, as we strap ourselves into 
heavy machinery and skate to class, I 
wonder about the potential price of 

If this decision was based on a 
policy, I suggest it be reviewed. If there 
is no policy, I suggest one be created. 
Kevin E. Quails 
International Studies Senior 

Take a hint SA senate 


Senate meets every other week. 
Each meeting lasts about an hour and a 
half. During those meetings, I expect 
the senators to deal with issues that 
affect my life at Southern, to attempt to 
make changes dial will make my expe- 
rience here belter. And I expect student 
opinions to be listened to and fairly 

This year, senate is pushing, again 
for TV's in the dorm. In the first place, 
dlis issue is as old as trying to get Taco 
Bell to accept ID cards, or trying lo get 
shorts in the cafe. 

Secondly, radios are menace 
enough to those who want to study in 


pinion — 

omebody spread the word 


| Thursday night and Friday morning, 
js up late doing some reading and 
jiework for one of my Friday classes. 
II knew that the weather was getting 
I So did everyone else in Chatta- 
a, Cleveland, Hixson. Soddy Daisy, 
;, Nashville . . . who owns a TV, 
lo, or coat hanger which can be 

d into a device with which to 
|ive communication through the air- 
s. It was freezing raining and 
g everywhere. 
I Roads were really slushy and going 
jet worse because temperatures were 
Iping. I watched TV, and not just for 
[beneficial entertainment value, but 
I whether or not Southern would 
iwig classes on Friday. Someone 
[told me that public schools had 
f gotten out early on Thursday to 

avoid bad roads, though the report was 

When school closings were an- 
nounced, the list was long and it in- 
cluded Collegedale Academy, Spalding 
Elementary, and other Adventist schools; 
county schools; Cleveland State; UTC; 
and about every school anyone could 
think of except Southern. This did not 
surprise me because Southern rarely 
closes down. I suppose because such a 
high number of Southern's students live 
on campus. 

Right before bed, I flipped on the 
radio. The announcer mentioned that 
he was going to report closings in about 
ten minutes, so I stayed up. Fifteen min- 
utes later, he read off the longest list of 
schools and businesses I've ever heard. 

;, and 

Schools, banks, mall 5 
more were closed. What he really 
should have said was, "Everything will 
be closed except Southern, whose fac- 
ulty and village students apparently 
drive snowmobiles." 

1 got up and got ready while notic- 
ing a guy outside my window de-icing 
his car for a whole hour. 

"Oh goody," I thought, "look what I 
have to look forward to." (Evidendy the 
guy outside didn't know about my pat- 
ented "Big phat buckets of pretty warm 
water" method of de-icing, because I 
was done in 10 minutes.) 

Roads were no good, and people 
were driving about 25 m.p.h. in some 
places, but I passed them in the other 
lane, with my head out the sunroof, yell- 

peace and quiet in the dorm. 

They have proposed a bill to have 
laundry charges put on student state- 
ments. They have spent time arguing 
over various wordings and phrasings in 
the SA constitution. 

In one meeting, they even spent 2 1 
minutes deciding whether to order 50, 
70, or 100 dozen doughnuts to hand 
out after assembly to promote senate. 

Do you know what would promote 
senate in my eyes? Dealing with some 
worthwhile issues. Like extending li- 
brary hours so that 1 can use the library 
after 10 p.m., before 9 a.m., on Friday 
afternoons, or on Sunday mornings. 

How about making fall registration 
more user-friendly, i.e. extending hours 
past 5 p.m. and convincing the faculty 
that a two hour lunch break is a little 

How about putting more lights on 
the promenade so that I can feel more 
comfortable walking from the student 
center to Brock Hall after dark? 

But none of these issues have been 
addressed. Instead, time is wasted on 
making motions and baring discussions 
and calling previous motions. If 
Robert's Rules of Order are to blame, 
then I say bum them and let's cut to the 
chase and get something accomplished. 
Beth Boiling 

ing, "I've got to get to class, < 

Got to class. Parked in an empty 
student parking lot. Walked up some 
empty stairs. Pulled on a locked door to 
Summerour Hall. No class, 

My plea is this: if die weather's bad 
and we are to risk car, life and 
limb, fine. I'll do it because I want to 
get my money's worth. What I would 
appreciate, however, is some word from 
administration if classes are going to be 
closed. In fact, I'd like to know the 
night before, and I'd like the TV and 
radio stations to be told. 

Somehow, through some mystical 
occurrence, these radio and TV stations 
knew of all the other closings, just not 



Allison was alums nurturing. Men I first came lo 
Southern, she did my laundry and sewed up any 
ripped clothes. She was a peal cook. Especially her 

She always came lo my hockey games and would 

I loved her in her overalls. Thai was my favorite o, 

fit. And the corduroy all-stars. I remember w„, 
, ,,^'inhccs. even ifuie tost, J , , MB 

1 ' TrevorGrser would call my answering machine and talk non- 

sense the entire time, babbling on and on ///ft,, 

the whole machine. 



It seemed as if even the weather was sad that Allison 
was gone. From Sunday, untill about noon on 
Wednesday, there were clouds, and often rain in the 
sky. But after about 12 on Wednesday, the sky 
seemed lo change moods wilb blue skies and crisp 
air. I don 'I think it was just chance. I think it was 
very fitting. 

Bryan Fowier 



Standing on the edge of reality, 
not knowing which way to believe 
I step back, away from all that 
consumes me, 
death is so final 1 tell myself, 
when the realness finalizes, 
I understand God's mil. 

/ when Allison , Stephanie Gulke, and I were at a con- 
vent ion in Orlando. We were leasing each other about being from Illinois, 
e all came from com and soybean country. But we 
e each from Illinois. 

Amber Herren 

cnulddollial, because II 


Alii and Meesa. 

That's what we've been called 
Lee I've known Allison. I'll never for- 
1 the first time someone asked us if 
:were sisters. I was in the 7th grade 
the time. We thought it was hilarious 
Slice Allison was about a foot taller than 
le, we had different hair color, and we 
iidn't look anything alike. Of course, 
told the lady we were anyway. 
One of the first weekends at South- 
in last year Allison and I went camping 
ith my cousin, Chris Brown. 1 don't 
hink I've ever had such an eventful 
ig trip in all my life. We lost our 
all over a four lane freeway, 
clothes had 

Rhinoceros' feet 
or elephant's tails? 

tracks on them and my pillow exploded 
nicely leaving fluff all over the freeway!) 
Then we went back to Chris' house 
and built a fort to sleep in since we 
couldn't camp that night. (Yes, the fort 
was the kind you probably built when 
you were in the second grade.) The 
next day we went four-wheeling, it had 
just rained and we were in a jeep with 
no windows or doors. We were covered 
in mud — it was in our hair, ears, 
clothes, etc. It -was great! 

Most of my memories with Allison, 
(there are so many of them I could 
probably write a book) are adventurous 
like this. I just want to share a few. Eat- 
ing Chinese at Imperial Gardens and 
getting Dairy Queen was one of our 
favorite lunchtime trips. (Allison used 
to always tell me that she was secredy 
Chinese.) We had a rule that you had 
to eat everytlung will) chop 
sticks. When 

the fortune cookies came 
Allison's fortune almost always 
true. She would tease me because I al- 
ways got the generic ones. 

I'll never forget how we used to get 
the hood of her jeep (known as 
"Jeepers") closed. I would stand on 
one corner while she sat on the other. 
Then we would end up laughing so hard 
we would fall off. 

Laughing was a big part of every- 
thing we did. From making birthday 
cakes (that fell apart) , to trying self- 
tanning lotion when we were younger 
(it doesn't work.) 

Allison taught me how to always 
have fun in life, even when school and 
other things would stress me out. Any- 
time I would be having a bad day she 
would say to me, "Charisa, do I need to 
turn your day around?'' She would then 
pick me up and spin me around until I 
was dizzy. She was always looking out 

She had a most creative imagina- 

We would 

get up to go to breakfast 

in the morning and she would ask me if 

I thought the cafeteria was going to 

serve us rhinoceros' feet or elephant's 

tails for breakfast that day. 

Allison loved the outdoors. We went 
camping and hiking numerous times, 
She liked everytlung from the beautiful 
scenery to burning sandwiches in a 
"camper cooker'' on the fire. 

I don't know why Allison died, but I 
do know that I've realized how precious 
life really is. Some of the things 1 used 
to worry about really don't mean diat 
much anymore. The friends 1 still have 
and die memories I've made have be- 
come much more important. 

I look forward to flying with Allison 
in heaven someday and listening to her 
describe all the "super splendiferous" 
things fhere. I hope you'll be there too. 

One can't argue with death. 
We are accustomed to having one say, 
a voice to convince otherwise. 
We listen to the truth and we protest: 
"Well, that woudn't have killed anyone!" 
"This makes no sense, let's review the 

And it doesn't make sense, hut it never will. 
What has happened has happened . . . 
even after you've proven it hasn't. 
One can't argue with death. 



In Memory 

February 8, 199jl 

I wonder 

Stacy Spauldinc DeLay 

I remember llie first time I met 
Allison. It was during the summer, two 
years ago, when she and her mother 
traveled to Southern to check the school 
out. I gave them a lour of the Journal- 
ism Department, the photo lab, the ra- 
dio station. 

Allison was very pretty, with a great 
smile. Her blond hair was bobbed at 
that time, and she carried her height 
unapologetieally, with grace. 

Though she seemed a hide shy 
then, after fall classes began, I found 
out she wasn't, at all. 

I found out that she loved lo laugh, 
and we laughed a lot together while 
working in the Journalism office. We'd 
talk about the many friends she made. 
her love life . . and occasionally she'd 
regale me with the story of a stolen kiss 

I'll never forget the way her eyes 
sijtienched together when she laughed. 
She alwa\s made me laugh, made me 
take lime out to enjoy myself. 

Allison had an adventurous spirit, a 
love for life diat helped her turn even 
die most mundane tasks into a game for 
everyone around her. 

While stuffing envelopes for one of 
the department's mass mailings, I re- 
member her challenging Ryan Hill to a 
race. "Girls can stuff faster than guys," 
she teased. 

She won, loo. We all laughed with 
her, as she continued teasing Ryan un- 

Allison always came to class with 
her breakfast, mosl often a Mountain 
Dew. A few weeks ago in Advanced Pho- 
tography, she brought graham crackers 
her mother had bought her and shared 
them with the rest of die class, all four 
of us. 

One of the most unusual things I 
remember is Allison walking down the 
halls of first floor Brock, kicking her leg 
in the air, and touching the signs hang- 

ing almost seven and a half feet 
head. Sometimes we would beg her to 
show off this amazing talent. With reti- 
cence, she always obliged, much to our 

I also remember Allison's enthusi- 
asm for her work. It's evident in the 
many things she was doing this year: a 
writer for the Accent, Collegedale editor 
for the News Leader, a PR representa- 
tive for the Gym-Masters, PR officer for 
SA ... and on top of all that, her part- 
time job at Tomato Rumba's to pay for 
the much-loved Jeep Cherokee. 

Allison loved adventure, she loved 
doing new things. I remember her go- 
ing bungee jumping over the summer 
for our firsiAccenf Adventures series, 
and going white-water rafting with her 

on SA retreat. I also had the i 
taking her caving, the first time she'd 
ever gone. 

In the cave, we tried to show her 
die easiest way to maneuver through the 
mud and slippery rocks. But Allison 
would have none of it, opting instead for 
the boldest route. 

"Trust me Allison," Jeremy Stoner 
told her. "It's much easier this way." 

Instead of listening, she climbed up 
a 10 foot rock wall to a shelf above. 

"Oh! I knew I could make it this 
way!" I remember her saying as she slid 
down the other side. 

I was looking forward to taking her 
sailing with my dad in San Diego, Calif, 
in April when SA travels lo nearby La 
Sierra for a convention. 

While getting ready for die mid- 
winter party two weeks ago, Allison 
made sure to lesl out each ride before] 
the doors were opened. She jumped I 
with me in the moon walk until we wen 

Then she donned a helmet and 
rode "Apollo 96" several times, and 1 
also the slide. "Tm addicted to this J 
thing," she told me. 

That night, she was wearing a 1 
purple gumbail machine ring, andlhej 
purple was rubbing off onto her finger.1 
She'd promised her boyfriend Scott j 
Anderson she'd keep it until he re- I 
turned from a Gym-Master tour lo j 

The last time I saw her she was ' 
posting signs for the upcoming Valen- I 
tine banquet. 1 was teasing her. "Hmnunl 
Allison, who are you going lo take to 
banquet? Big decision, huh?" 

Her eyes sparkled, like they always | 
did when she talked about Scott. 
"Hmmm, I wonder?" 

The past two weeks I ve spent in 
trance. Going through the motions. GeFl 
ting up and going to bed when I'm sup- | 
posed to. 1 haven't touched my home- j 
work, though I know I should. 

I just don't understand. Why did il ! 
have to be her? She had so much to 
give. Anyone, anyone bul her. Even me. ^ 
Gladly me. Will 1 ever have an accept- 
able reason why this has happened? 

Until then, I'm going to make sure J 
that the same love for life and adventur- ] 
ous spirit that Allison had lives on in 
me. I hope you will do die same, and 
meet the challenges in fife with the 
same enthusiasm she did. 

I'm just glad that I haven't seen die 
last of Allison. I'm looking forward to 
die day when she will be reunited with 
her family and friends. 

I can feel her excitement now, lhtn*| 
of all the new places she will want to . 

"Hey Stacy," I bet she'll call. '.'PJl 
you ever think the Sea of Glass would *| 
so slippery? Look, we can skate oi 
Come on out!" 


e, I guess all those 11:11s paid 
m ffhal do y° u tlunk aboul ma[ Jack? Ha! 
ffi your roomie 

ny felon: "We've only Just Begun," Thank 
for restoring my faith in MAN-klnd. 
•Karen C. 

jjuhew Brass, mon ami fort, et intelligent, et 

s mon amour et mon fromage 

wee. Je voulals monter dedans ion pull et te 

irfc francais pour des heures. Je t'aime mon 

jute de pore sucrf-larisa 

tog a girlfriend these days seems pretty 
However, finding one that I love more 

_ \le\a *'" is impossible! I love you 

eta! Happy Valentines Day. 

rfan Jones 

think die world of you. I could nc 
aagine spending Valentine's day with anyone I 
: (and I don't want to). You are the great- 
Hove you, Jill 

idyG. R. You are my best friend. I can't 
I to see you again, »n slumping needier, 
leal at Kenny Rogers' again. Remember 
se days? Here's to all the fun we'll have in 

ishuie Sherilyn— Only 3 months and 3 
sI'Tequiero. MarkO'Ffill 

darling dear hubby— Here's to our adven- 
e this summer. I can't wait to share it with 

trd.iv I'dentstay Xay— Ouyay illway ebay 
dayouryay olday riendsfay — Eway areay 
dingsay ouyay ouryay Riendsfay oonsay. 
pkjynur\a\ inthay upay anday alchway 

liveth^ uppKsay aneplay! 

UeyDenslow — Happy Valentine's Day to 
(true love of a lifetime. I can't wail (o spend 

of ray life with you. I LOVE YOU! 

m Connie Steetli: Remembering a rainy and 
geacherous Friday night in January. Music 
Ed words both spoken and unspoken rang 
inourea^ Happy Valentine's Day. Guess 

B Sauls: If you're really nice, we won't tease 
about your Valentine's day tie. (Although 
tally like It.) We may even let you win on 
Bnext Rabbit Rabbit day! Your favorite 
Bailines— Arisalay & Tacysay 

Body Peach— Hippo slories, bush church, 
Spy fingers and then handy wipes, week- 
Bdsai Pumuhini, gelling swallowed by pot- 

holes, flying termites. "Oh chokondwe retsa" 
(chicken song), three-month-old football by 
generator in Lunjika, oh, ihose were fun and 
happy times. We've been through a lot to- 
gether, and we've remained friends through 
thick and thin. Thanks for being such a great 
person, go gel 'em Amazon woman (ha!) 
Happy Valentine's Day. Rudi 

My Dearest Kierstin, What slarled on Aug. 5, 
has grown into something more special than 
37 cans of beefaroni and 512 hoi dogs. I love 
you very much and YOU ARE SCHMOOPIE!!! 

Bryan Fowler— Midnight heart to hearts and 
sleeping on die couch just aren't the same 
with anyone else. We love you man! Your/lc- 

such a joy! Thank you for the love and memo- 
ries. Lei's hang in ihere together because God 
as awesome plans in store! Jeremiah 29: 1 I- 
1 3. Te amo! Philippians 1:3-6 Que Dios te 

hendiga! Tu princesa 

STC Gang, Hey guys! Tiiis year has been great! 
I have enjoyed gelling closer to those of us 
from the original bunch and getting to know 
the new additions! I love ya'll! God Bless! Jen- 
Grandma and Grandpa Myers — I'm sending 
you this message via fat Accent because it's 
cheaper than buying flowers. I still love you 
just as much. Grandaughler #1 

David M. and Jorge T. Te amo, mi hermanosl 
Happy Valentine's Day. 1 will miss you both 
very much next year. You will be treasured en 


Campus safety, Thanks for all Ihose parking 
Uckels you've unjusfly given me. Happy 
Valentine's Day! 
All My Love, 
Brent Burdick 

Cbalker, One day you will understand the con- 
cept of flAva, bul until Ihen you have me and 
my hoodlum attitude to guide you in your 
ways. Always carry a GLOC. #32 . 

My boys, (lyan, Seel, Roy, Shane, Troy, Ju, and 
Joe) Jusi wanted lo let you know that you are 
much appreciated. Props lo all. AYYYYYY!! 
Sony, Honda, RCA!!!! Cheez-Ilz anyone? J. Liu 

MD Crew family and friends, May Feb. bring 
the love we need lo always slay together. Who 
got schnapps on Pelro?? I love you all. Jason 
P.S. Anyone got money to pay Joe for driving 
me to Red Food? 

Dear Jennifer Kay, 

MD Woops GA! Thanks for friendship. 
Jason and Joe 

Dr. Greenleaf, Thanks for not canceling 
classes on Monday. I will always be indebted 
to you for die knowledge I received lhai I 
would have missed if classes had not met. 
Happy V-Day! A Junior Accounting Major 
Mi principe, mi corazon, mi amor, You are 

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Mon - Thurs 8 to 5 ♦Fri8tol2. 

mi corazon por siempre. En Chrislo, Tus 

Peppermint — I love the way your soft longue 
glides across my furry parts. Here's lo our 
next bowl of Purina Gal Chow and tuna fish. 
Be my Valentine. Oskar 

Crisly Shank,— You get the other eleven when 
I see yah! 

L.C.H. You are the beslesl roomie and friend! 
I'm so glad God blessed me with you back in 
1990. Have a super Valendne's Day and know 

Grandma and Grandpa Whidden— When the 
weather gels cold, there's no one I'd rather 
live two streets across from. Thanks for every- 
thing you do. S&S 

To Malt— I hate your lizard. 

Grandma J— Will you be my Valentine? Larisa 

Eric and Forest, "Have I told you lately dial I 
love you?" Hee-Hee. Ha! Ha! Well, I do! Have 
a happy Valentine's Day and God bless! Jenny 

Daddy—Here's lo all the future adventures 
we're going to have together. Pretty soon die 

ilmu^iiuLs nt mile hui\uvn us will be onlya 
hundred or two. Stacy 

Dr. and Mrs. Nyirady, Thank you so very much 
for your wonderful warmth and love! Your 
friendship is such a blessing and your li ome f~\ 

is a haven to me! Your "Bare hoot California" 

Beth Allison — If beauty is all in the eye of the 
beholder, then I wish you could see the love 

To my Somerpie — Moonicks, woodbuming 
hot tubs, treks in the forest looking for 
"Christmas" trees, Wright Hall aerial views, 
window side serenades, aimless drives 
dirough Chattanooga, midnight used car 
shopping ... Life widi you is such an adven- 
ture! Love Paul 

To the cafe staff— My heart(burn) will never 

he the same again. 

From Taking Turns in Talge 

Min — Hope your Valentine's Day is hoi and 
steamy in more ways dian one. Can't wait until 
you can catch the nexl elephant home. 
| La La 

1 Dear Kevin, I'm so happy dial you are my 
long-term Valentine. I love you. ICWTMY! 
Yours forever, Melinda 

Dear Mom and Dad, Happy Valentine's Day. 
Love and Prayers. Melinda :) 

Dear Headier, As Romeo loved Juliet, so I love 
you. Will you be my Valentine? Love, Travis 

Bediie — When the fights go out, it's your 
comforter I warn lo be under. Happy 

Valentine's Day. Love, Simon the hamster 

To my new friend in Mulberry— Be good to 
Mr. Craig, and he'll pal behind your ears, feed 
you treats, and let you lick die ice cream out 
of his bowl. Trust me. I bet you can even win 
over his wife, too. SSD 

Kenny LeVoss (a.k.a. LoveUs) — There's noth- 
ing I wanl more ibis Valentine's Day than you. 
Y'ou permeate my dreams and invade my ev- 
ery dioughl. Please send relief in ihe form of 
chocolate. Pul il under out big oak tree! 

Miss Trudi H. — You are so beautiful, so beau- 
tiful to me. Can'l you see? I love the way your 
fingers skip over my keys. Sometimes I'm so 
overcome with you thai I jusi blank out, hop- 
ing you'll push die right bullon and revive me. 
Please look into my eyes, and lell me you 
care. I can'l stand anodier Friday without you! 

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Mitt Mam The SwW 
Adam Rivka "The Guru" 

Intramural basketball has burst 
on Ihe scene for another competitive 
season. The NCAA may make the spot- 
light in March, but at Southern, our 
macules', stretches from January 
through February'. Here's our analysis 
of the (cams and their projected out- 

1 evjujs — The most unfairly slacked 
learn ever; ihis team is solid at every 
facet of the game, and have true su- 
perstars in Reggie Brown and Mark 

2. Beckworlh — Fantastic front-line 
with Beckworth, Reiner, and Zinke. 
How well they do will depend on the 
play of their backcourt. 

3. Casdeberg — Strong inside-outside 
game with Casdeberg and Peterson, 
but need someone else to step up. 

4. Williams — Craig Johnson has be- 
come a great guard, and Williams can 
block shots out of the gym, bul they 
lack depth and need more scoring. 

5. Robbins — Weak up front, and con- 
standy looking for scorer besides 

1. Wilkins — Strong defensively; 
Wilkins scoring in large numbers, 
however team offense could be their 

L Molina — Solid backcourt of 
Molina and Bracken, but lack of in- 
side scoring threat will make it lough. 

3. Liu — Steen's shooting and the 
"new iree on the block," Barry made 
them tougher than first estimated. 

4. uigersoll — If the threes don't fall, 
they will — often. 

5. Woltets— Unless Grant starts hit- 
ting his mid-coun heaves, they're in 

1 . Forss — If hot-tempered Morris 
keeps his head in die game, ihey are 
wp. tough: good di-k-iise led In un- 

derrated Wolcotl. 

2. Christy— Meert is above and be- 
yond this league; good guards, but 
iack of outside threat could lead to 
their denu'se. 

3. McClarty— Surprisingly good led by 
Selunann and Rodriguez but not disci- 
plined enough to win consistently. 

4. Daponte— Molley crew led by new- 
comers Pete Sax and Brian McAlvin 
and die coaching of Alvin Payne. 

5. Dean— Whitaker is cagey and 
Eckenroth will do work on the inside, 
bul overall they lack every area, 

6. Walker — Monies must feel -alone; it 
will be a long season for the Walkers. 

Look for Battin, McCall, Boggess, and 
Bolduc to compete for the title. 


Zacela will win the league by a record 
margin; they have die size and speed. 
The rest of the story . . . 

We congratulate Magic for his 
incredible comeback, aldiough one 
wonders whether he can ever stay out 
of the spotlight, Magic should let the 
new breed of stars take over, instead 
of tryiug to beg his way back into the 

Ken Griffey's contract is outra- 
geous, but if anyone deserves it. it's 

How did Grant Hill gel the most 
votes for the Eastern All-Stars over 
Jordan, Pippen. Shaq, and Penny? 

How much did Jerry Jones offer 
Neil O'Donnell for throwing those in- 

Will the Suns make one final run 
for die Promised Land now that all of 
their stars are healthy? 

How weak is Chris Webber, that 
he keeps re-injuring his shoulder . . . 
it was slrong enough to sign lhat $57 
million contract tliis past summer. 


Passing the "puck"— 

Stacy Spauumg Delay 
UNiqut positions open— If you possess a 
specific skill or a flexible schedule, you 
just might be ihe person for the job. 
Here's a few of the jobs still up for 
grabs: Olympic Village positions, includ- 
ing front desk clerks, hosts/hostesses, 
and drivers; Emergency personnel to 
serve as pan of roving teams at Olympic 
venues; Uniform distributors, who will 
package and hand out Olympic uni- 
forms to staff, volunteers, and officials 

before and during the games; Drivers to 
transport international dignitaries and 
other special guests in Olympic vehicles; 
and Accreditation assistants, who will 
help with data entry, processing, pho- 
tography, and hand geometry readings. 
Sound interesting? Call the volunteer 
center at (404) 548-2200. 

Omy a wee* AWAI-On Feb. 15, the Adanta 
Committee for the Olympic Games will 
name Ihe 5,500 Community Hero torch- 
bearers selected by community judging 
panels. The 19% Olympic Torch Relay 
will arrive in the slates on April 27 and 
travel by runner, bicycle, horseback, 
boat, plan, and a 19-car train for 84 

February 8 

Photo: Sun Spauiding DfU 

Goalie!— /I group of winter-lovers lakes a Utile time out of their day off school 
to pla)' some ice hockey— usually a sport reserved for the northern states. Other 
rarely enjoyed winter pastimes included sledding down packed snow on inter- 
lubes, cafeteria trays, and a few precious sleds. Snowball fights bordered on 
lethal as the little snow quickly melted into ice, leaving scratches and bruises 
on the unsuspecting. 

Plans are shaping up for 
Collegedale wellness center 

Jennifer Articas 

Southern's health and fitness pro- 
gram just got a shot of adrenaline. 

Southern College has made plans to 
build a wellness facility. Connected to 
the gymnasium, it will occupy what is 
now the back parking lot. 

The plans, paid for by the Commit- 
tee of 100, call for a two-story budding. 
It will include a large classroom, physi- 
ology lab, and gymnastics, aerobics, and 
fitness areas. The endre building will 
have handicap accessibility, according 
to Phil Garver, chairman of the Physical 
Education department. 

This facibty will be mainly for stu- 
dent use, although some community 

memberships will be available. 

"It will be a good opportunity to I 
witness lo the community," says 

"The facility will not only provide 
access for (students) to take care of 
dieir bodies," he says, "but also pro- 
vide socialization, recreation, and 
positive employment opportunities." 

Official funding is scheduled to 
start in January of '97. 

When will construction begin? 
"Good question," says Paul Smith, 
coordinator of the wellness facility: 1 
"It all depends on the science 

My dad bought me a thesaurus. I THOUGHT that was 
very nice, pleasurable, agreeable. 

Read your Accent, Dialect. Twang. 

days throughout America, reaching At- 
lanta by July 19. 

Course shobiekid— The length of the Ca- 
noe/Kayak Slalom course on nearby 
Ocoec River is being reduced from 500 
to 4 1 5 meters. The start of the Olympic 
course will be moved downstream 
about 85 meters, below "Best Ledge" 
and above "Smiley Face." 

Phose sues of TTcras— In two days, Tickets 
to 13 of 14 sports and lo the Olympic 
Arts Festival will be available for pur- 
chase via phone. Tickets will be con- 
firmed while callers are on the phone. 
Average ticket price is $25. Phones will 

be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p-m. Monday | 
through Saturday. Phone sales will con- 
tinue through Aug. 4, while tickets last 

Fihancul upoATi-The Atlanta Commit!!* 
for the Olympic Games say they cndM 
1995 with nearly 90 percent of then- | 
nancial commitments it needs to met , 
the $ 1 .7 billion budget. During 19*, 
ACOG added about $ 582 million in i* 
enue commitments, represendng a 
percent increase of 1994. A signiB* I 
portion of (he remaining budget— a 5 1 
planned— will be met during the 8 s " T 
from parking, concession, and rner- | 


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you'd wanttosave tins article for posterity. (And remember while this might be humorous Jt 

Btes us think about Adventist 

lie first thing you d° when intro- 
lucecl lo a woman is look at her ears. 
DU know how to play poker with 
lible Author cards and Wheat Thins, 
ju know how to turn any sport into a 
kbbath sport (i.e. Bible verse ping 
wig, Bible verse basketball, Bible 
'ictionary, etc. The winner of 
P point must recite a Bible 
erse, and "Jesus wept" may be 
ised only once per game.) 
ju think you're the only one 
rfio's had these thoughts. 

ir a Rolex, but you're 
ireiiv sine rings and necklaces 
re for pagans. 

ou can tell when someone is en- 
gaged by asking for the time. 
our first date was to vespers. 
ou never take the biggest piece 
if pie, because mom might have 
>aked it with soap lo teach you a 

and how they can aft 

lesson. (See Uncle Arthu 
•You're pretty sure that smoking, 
drinking, and eating meat are bigger 
sins than anger, resentment, or gos- 



avoid any situation thai might cause 
you to raise both hands. 
It seems that wherever you go, you 
meet someone who knows someone 
you know, and you both sigh and say, 
"It's a small world." 
f'.ianilinndheidalot c 

prises for you in the area of disc: 
pline, because you really believed 
Uncle Arthur when he said 


•You believe that all true spirituality in 

church is generated from a 

Hammond organ. 

•You've consumed more Special 
K in loaf form than in bowls. 
•You've distributed Christian fit- 
erature that you haven't actually 
read yourself. 

•You have a board somewhere 
with a bunch of knots tied to it. 
•When you see a couple kissing 
in pubUc, you have to fight the 
urge to put diem on social. 
•You only ordain women. (Oops, 

•Your favorite movie isjobmiy 
lingo and His Ten Cow Wife. 

Special bonus section — 

You know you go to an 
Adventist school when . . . 

•Banquets consist of watching your friends eat. 

•The food in the cafe is not what it appears to be. 

•Everything you eat is an imitation of some "worldly" food, i.e. Postum for 

coffee, Stripples for bacon, carob for chocolate, Wham for Spam, Bolono 

for bologna, etc. 
•Curfew applies only to female dorm students. (Gee, wonder why.) 
•The girls' dorm doors have locks and alarms. 
•You can only find a dean when you're in trouble. 
•Everyone is ready to leave school, but tliey always want to visit after gradua- 
I tion. (Could it be for the " . . . lasting, longtime Christian friendships" 
__ promised in the brochures?) 

Are we re; 


Eric Siubbert 

my Father's will that everyone who 

Saturday night, Jan. 27, 1 was 

looks to the Son and believes in Him 

shocked to hear of the death of 

shall have eternal live, and I will raise 

Allison Tims. Somehow I did not 

him up at the last day" (Jolin 6:40). 

think such a thing could happen to 

We can not afford to be complacent. I 

any of us. We are too young to under- 

am now painfully aware of how uncer- 

stand and face death, or so I thought. 

tain life is. Tomorrow might be loo 

That night one idea kept return- 


ing to me: "If that had been me, 

Show me, Oh Lord, my life's end 

would I be ready?" I realized that I 

and the number of my days; 

might not have tomorrow to decide 

Let me know how fleeting is my 

to follow Ciirist. I must decide today 


to follow Him. 

You have made my days a mere 

Would you be ready to die if you 


were to die today? Have you given 

the span of my years is nothing 

vour heart to God? I challenge each 

before You. 

of you to reexamine your relationship 

Each man's life is but a breadi. 

with God. Where do you stand? 

But now, Lord, what do 1 look 

Give your hearts to God if you 


haven't already. If you have, then 

My hope is in You. 

reach out to a friend. Jesus said "it is 

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Februarys, 1995I 


Alone the Promenade ... in February 

O „„„ ,. ml „,,*„,.»,„„,. red letters and little coun^ ami farm beige or greet 

E, 0. Grundsei 

Here we are on (lie lower prom- 
enade area on ihis cold, dank February 
day. This is leap year monlh with the 
29111 coming on a Thursday which 
makes il possible for teachers to in- 
clude die (bile in their syllabi, and oth- 
ers can put the dale on iheir quizzes, 
bank deposit slips, etc. 

For the last three or four leap years, 
I've tried to collecl items such as news- 
papers, sales slips, etc., that bear that 
date. In 1992 we were in Florida and 
the 29th was on a Saturday. Bill Clinton 
was just getting his Presidential cam- 
paign rolling, baseball training camps 
were beginning, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was 
ordered to stand trial for assisting in the 
deadis of two women (this was the first 
lime he was so ordered), a cake recipe 
book was recalled because die recipe 
called for using Lilies of the Valley in the 
decorations (they're poisonous). Dr. 
Gordon Bielz was the speaker in the 

Collegedale SDA church that day, I pui 
chased a package of mixed nuts at an 
Fxkerd s in Holleana Plaza at 8:20 p.m., 
and we ale in die Florida Hospital caf- 
eteria (drinks plus "deli surprises.") 

Let's see, those having birthdays on 
leap year day this year are around six 
years old! The leap year celebrants on 
campus are Charles Chase, John Craig, 
and Shane Vidal. Congratulations on 
your youthfulness! 

Down on die parking lot across 
from the Service Department, I discov- 
ered a few interesting license plates. 
Here's a beige Toyota Corolla from 
Maryland, die plate contains die state 
seal between the letters and numbers. 
Some have a great blue heron in place 
of the seal. 

Next is a black Geo with lots of 
stickers on die rear windshield: "Nine 
Inch Nails" and "Question Authority." 
And, finally, from Wisconsin a red 
PonUac Bonneville-SSE, die plates have 

Life in plasma world 

Pheh |. Sm 

Money for blood. 

Come on down, bring a friend and 
double your earnings. Deep southern 
accents and wisecracks permeate the 
beings of die jittery participants. 

A toothless man stares at the wall, 
hoping liis urine cleared the dnig test 
and (hat he will be able to eat this week. 

Poverty rears its ugly head as 
people wear clodiing in layers, hoping 
that every pound will offer them a little 
more of the worlds security . . . money. 

A few college kids stand around 
impaUenlly just wanting to get dieir 
money and get out of there. "Now I can 
buy diose new basketball shoes 1 
wanled; maybe now she'll like me." 

The nurses, technicians, and doc- 
tors walk around nonchalantiy as if 
there is nothing at all absurd with the 
strange brew congregated in the lobby. 

Some young yuppie, in the hope of 
being funny, says something which is 
nol. People stare at liim blankly. 

A doctor, old as a first millennium 

non-preserved mummy, and about its 
agile, calls incoherendy for a patient 
and everyone who is waiting for a 
physical walks towards the door. Inside 
the doctor proves his agility by knock- 
ing over his blood pressure cuff and 
spasmodically chasing his pen up and 
down the room. While shaking beyond 
any limits of control, he manages to 
smile sheepishly. 

Apparendy, simply by light touch- 
ing, the good doctor can diagnose ev- 
erything from scurvy to AIDS, and 
people move in and out of there with 
die speed of a ninaway Japanese sub- 
way on a clear track. No customary 
loss of dignity, wliich comes from the 
usual doctor's visit, is registered. 

Lying down, needles pierce skin 
and people start to earn their money. 

Under thirty dollars a pint is what 
the poor and struggling receive for 
their contribution of life. Each quart 
retails for over a thousand. 

The lesson learned from this is 

red letters and little country and farm 
scenes across die top (glad to see 
that they're finally getting rid of those 
nauseating yellow plates). 

Now that our day is much better, 
let's check on a few people and ask 
them die question: What do you ex- 
pect to give your valentine this year? 

Charissa Jansen, a social work 
major from Cedar Lake, Mich., plans 
to send her boyfriend a one-way 
ticket to Siberia (how romantic can 
we get?) Nathanial (Nate) Joy, an edu- 
cation/psychology major from Old 
Town, Maine, is sending his valentine 
a "far out" card and a heart-shaped 
box of chocolates (not difficult when 
your last name is "joy.") Naomi 
McCall, a four-year nursing major 
from Jefferson, La, doesn't have a 
boyfriend (ah!) but if she did, she 
would cook him a full-service dinner 
(hey, guys, better check into this!) All 
of these valentines were wearing 

two-fold. One, the body is a gold-r 
waiting to be exploited. And two, e 

beige or green puffy jackets and seeij 
to be surviving the cold weather. I 

One erratum from January's PronJ 
enade: I didn't say that the onions wenl 
being fried in the air; naturally, thatwaj 
done on stoves in die cafeteria kitchenl 
The fragrance was being wafted into 
the air. OK? 

And . . , we seem to be visited by I 
hundreds (possibly diousands) ofrob-l 
ins every day. Evidently, this is the first F 
wave of die robin migration — they're 
all males. Best place to see diem is on] 
the lawns in front of the music building, 

When this issue of the Southern 
Accent is distributed on Februarys, 1 
there will be 162 days until the Olym- 1 
pics begin. Is Atianta ready? Oh, yes, j 
and so is Washington, D.C., Knoxville, I 
Chattanooga, Adiens, Birmingham, and| 
Orlando — all sites where important 
venues will be staged . . . enjoy the 2<Mifl 

the most derelict society member hasa] 
worth that he or she can't even imagine.! 







j Giant ants 
sneeze on 
1| Collegedale 
leaving white 


Snow h way cool. 
It's not eveiytlay that you can 
w k outside and where your yard was 
nv a smooth covering of white 

Snow somehow changes the 
jticture of things on a sub-atomic 
(el. Bel you didn't know that. 

You might also not know that 
m isn't actually all tliat easy to pre- 
ici. According to Mr. Kuhlman and 
is Earth Science class, if it had not 
Dzeii. one foot of snow would have 
een one inch of rain. 

Yes-si ree-bob, snow isn't just the 
liiic spi-cks on a television screen 
suiting from poor reception. Those 
ttle bits of crystallized water can lead 
isrnm: really mkresiing events. 
For instance, how often do you 
the chance to see every single 
ace where birds chose to, shall we 
li-hini ilii'ii' Or how often 
yon go night sledding down the 
edsoe's from lawn on plastic bags 
r hoods? (Hoods are now avail- 
ith the new patent-pending 
bo eject, giving new meaning to the 
Be. . . "oh, that hurt.") 
hen moving in a motor vehicle 
be fun. Snow gives you the 
we to drive just about anywhere. 
prom falge one hour, to Thatcher 
Snour parking lot, skipping Taylor 
|e. "Sony officer, I forgot where 
roads went." Another added bo- 
Jp snowy roads is having the abil- 
(o look out your window to the left, 
iN'eing die direction you ai'ego- 

j Jim think, what else could make 
\ Christmas lights on the tree in 
nary feel in-seasoo. And what 
Je can transform the church park- 
■lot into competition for Krispy 

[ You even got out of school on 
m- (Isayj'OH because I don't 
« school on those MW&F days. 

So. if on those days yon are not busy, 
hey, pick up the phone and give me a 
call. It would make my day. . .) Sorry, 
back on topic. 

Snow makes you think more. At 
least mats what I thought 

•Snow is like Cream Of Wheat. But 
it's colder. 

•Snow is like homework. The 
harder it is, the easier it is to walk on. 

•Snow is like dating. It's lots of fan 
at first, but then it melts away, 

•Snow is like pie. Both are served 
and don't just give you a cold plate. (I 
don't get it either.) 

Snow also caused some turmoil at 
this wonderful institute of higher learn- 
ing, 1 can only imagine some of the 
cock-a-mamey things that teachers had 
to endure come Monday Mont. Like. . . 
"I folded my homework into a paper 
airplane and when I flew it, it was high 
jacked to Cuba, so I had to go to the 
police station to fill out a report." Or. " 
My heater broke and because my feet 
were moist they froze to the bathroom 
floor so I was stuck there." Or try this 
outrageous claim. "The power went out 
and my alarm didn't go off." 1 tell ya, 
the dungs people do to try to get out of 
class. It's almost as if they didn't enjoy 
school. Go figure. 

Well, as i sit and contemplate the 
meaning of snow, 1 realize that in sev- 
eral weeks, 1, yes 1. will be in the mecca 
of snow, Colorado. Yes, after a 32-hour 
drive (that's the average, of course,) I 
and iwo more eligible bachelors, and 
one not so eligible, will be shooshing 
down die slopes, dodging the snow 
snakes and catching the sun rays re- 
flected from the snow. 

And lasdy, about snow, If you were 
one of those derelicts who slept while 
all the dandruff from heaven was on the 
ground, instead of frolicking wildly 
through the snow, I pity you, for this 
simple reason alone. 

Snow is way cool. 


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Top ten things you should never 
say when visiting Atlanta 

Victor Cz(Rk«i| 

i'rom the home office on a street corner in Atlanta where we 'tie turtle, 

numerous chances to buy baking soda. 

10. "Don't you lliink thai tomahawk chop looks kind of stupid?" 

9. "Hey buddy! Why are you selling baking soda on this street corner?" 

8. "That Jeff Foxworthy sure tells the truth!" 

7. "You call Jimmy Carter a president?" 

6. "Maybe the Confederate flag is offensive and shouldn't be displayed." 

5. "Who cares about the Olympics, anyway?" 

4. "You know, I'm sick of peaches." 

3. "What kind of a dumb hick name is Newt?" 

2. "Can you imagine all the stupid people who play the Lotto?" 

1, "Oh yeah? So what are you gonna do about it?" 




Which presidential hopeful 
do you favor so far? 

"I .amar Alexander. He 

good governor for Tennessee." 


Information Services 

"Xobody, lliey're all policilicians." 
Daniel Cbeco 
Biology Junior 

"Whal candidates are [here?" 

April Melody 

Psychology Senior 

"What elections?" 

Julie Tabingo 

Nursing Freshman 

What did you do when school 
was canceled? 

"The laundry and most of my homework." 

Michael Chaigne 

Physical Education Sophomore 

"Watched a movie." 
Travis Crowson 
french/Psychology Junior 

"Nothing but sleep." 

Kelly Pier 

Elementary Education Freshman 

"Shoveled snow." 
Matthew Vixie 
Theology Sophomore 

Community Calendar 


A Graphic Odyssey: Romare Bearden 
as Printniaker — Hunter Museum, Thru 
April 7, reception, Feb. 9, 5:30-7:30 

Painting Faces. Six Portrait Artists — 
Hunter Museum Foyer and Mezzanine, 
Feb. 10-March 31, reception, Feb. 9, 
5:30-7:30 p.m. 


Market Basket '96— Family & 
Children's Services Benefit, Trade Cen- 
ter, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. 

let s Get Ready for Valentine '$ Day— 
Chattanooga Regional History Museum, 
Feb. 10, 11a.m. 

Ail Breed Dog Show — Chattanooga 
Convention & Trade Center, Feb. 10-1 1 
A Graphic Odyssey: Romare Bearden 
as Printniaker — a gallery lour, Hunter 
Museum, Feb. 13, 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
Friends of the Library Book Review 
Series — Downtown Library, Feb. 14, 

C.onaption thru Reawety — Hunter 

Accent Eye 

Photo: DmipGiosgi/ 

Museum, Feb. 15 

High Caliber Gun Show — Chattanooga 

Convention & Trade Center, Feb. 17-18 

More Questioning Techniques — 

Hunter Museum. Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m.- 

12:30 p.m. 

Friends of the Library Book Review — 

Downtown Library, Feb. 21, noon 

Golden Gloves Boxing — Chattanooga 

Convention & Trade Center, Feb. 23-24 


Chattanooga Symphony & Opera 
Assoc. Valentine Celebration — pops 
concert with vocalist Kim Criswell, Tivoli 
Theatre, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. 

Downtown Library Auditorium, Feb, 11, 
3 p.m. 

Coffeehouse Series — The Jazz Band 
and Skin Deep, Bessie Smith Hall, Feb. 
13, 7 p.m. 

African American Music and 
Drama — reservations required, Mis- 
sionary Ridge Auditorium, TVA's Office 
Complex, Feb. 14&22, 10 a.m.&l 1 a.m. 
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera 
Assoc. Symphony Series — featuring 
violinist Benny Kim, Feb. 15-16, 8 p.m. 

Photos: David Ctosct 

UTC/Cadek Department of Music 
Graduate Recital — Neshawn Bynum, 
mezzo-soprano, Cadek Recital Hall, 
Feb. 15,8 p.m. 

UTC/Cadek Department of Music Se- 
nior Recital — Matdtew Wooten, Cadek 
Recital Hall, Feb. 17,8 p.m. 
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera 
Guild 2nd Annual Student Vocal Com- 
petition — Roland Hayes Auditorium at 
UTC, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. 
Southern College presents Moses 
Hogan Chorale with Derek Lee 
Regin— Collegedale SDA Church, Feb. 
18, 8 p.m. 

Coffeehouse Series — The House Player 
and the Richard Tale Band, Feb. 20, 7 

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera 
Assoc— Opera Tells Stories, Tivoli The- 
atre, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.&12 p.m. 
UTC/Cadek Department of Music Con- 
cert— -UTC Symphonic Band, Hayes 
Concert Hall, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. 


Arms and the Man— Dorothy Patten 
Fine Arts Series, Feb. 1 1 , 8 p.m. 
PS 122: Field Trips— Barking Legs 

Theater, Feb. 14-15, 8 p.m. 
Steal Away Home — youth theatre, St ] 
Mark's Methodist Church, Feb. 17-181 
24-25, 2:30 p.m. 


Smoke — International Film Series, 
Hunter Museum, Feb. 9-10, 7:30 pan,-] 
Chattanooga State, Center for Advanced! 
Technology, Rm. C-30, Feb. 12, 2:20 J 

Colonel Chabert — International Flint j 
Series, Hunter Museum, Feb. 16-17, I 
7:30 p.m., Chattanooga Stale, CenlerfotB 
Advanced Technology, Rm. C-30, Pet. T 
19,2:20 p.m. 

Other Events 

Southern College Voter Registration I 
and Republican Rally— Any students | 
who are U.S. citizens may register, stu- 1 
dent center, Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m., candidal^ 
platforms read at 7 p.n 



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Volume 51 No. 9 Januan25. l'J9S 



Beauty and poetry 

She's cot it ail— Freshman 
Crystal Candy is the first-pla 

■4cc?Hrstravanganza's poetry 
contest. See her poem "Keep 
Smiling" and the oilier win- 
ners on pages 8 and 9. 

Weekend Weather 

Today— Sunny and cooi, High 
near 45. 

Friday— Increasing clouds. 
Low near 25, High near n. 
Saturday — Cloudy, chance of 
rain. Low near 30, High 
near 45. 

outhern College may become Southern U 

[The Publications Office conducted 
teliminary poll to see what students 
( about changing Southern's name 
Llude the word "university." 
I According to Daryl Cole, puMica- 
s assistant, 56 students and one 
ler student were polled. Most of the 
Bents polled said they bked the idea, 

lalge rooms 


Talge residents are learning a 

:d lesson about being cautious. 
During Christmas break four rooms 
broken into and $ 1,045 ii 
I The "residents had one tl 

" says Collegedale Detective 
Jfoung. "They all left their r 

a their locked mail boxes when 

j left the dorm for Christmas break." 

d items included blank 

Hcks, two stereos, a CD player, several 

pro telephones, an answering n 

a telephone/answering machine 
hbo, several bottles of cologne, and a 

tahiT^i.' resident rrpovled a 
• credit card stolen from his mail 
| The card was used to make pur- 
is totaling $295.79. 
I Junior Nana Boateng, a temporary 
jk worker during Christmas break, 
.nested last Friday in connection 
ft these crimes and charged with 1 1 
Is of burglaiy, fraud and forgery. 
charges may be added to diis, 
mg, since several of the fraudu- 
Jturchases were outside Collegedale 

s, and thus fall under city and 
|ty jurisdictions. 

JVoung says the most serious charge 
Prglary, which is a felony and often 

says Cole. The others said they did 
like it at first but later said they did not 
care. Some of those polled wanted 
more information. 

The former student was afraid that 
if Southern changed to a university, it 
might get too large and lose its focus. 

President Don Saldy says that there 
has been talk for 10 years about chang- 

ing Southern's name. He says diat there 
has been no board discussion, no pro- 
posals to move forward, and no formu- 
lated plans. 

Sahly says that the discussion may 
have surfaced again because Andrews 
University and Adanu'c Union College 
have signed letters of intent to merge. 

If Southern College would at some 

time decide to change 
ommendation would have to be made 
from the college administration to the 

The board would then have to dis- 
cuss the matter and decide. As of now 
there are not plans to do that, says 

Jack Frost is nipping your heels — 

OtD man winter's here to m— Southern 
within two weeks. The Blizzard kept 

"Boateng has been more than co- 
operative in helping to get stuff back," 
says Young. "As long as he remains so 
I feel strongly that the court will take it 
into consideradon." 

Boateng's father has offered com- 

ight the fringe of the -Blizzard of '96. " It snowed three times ii 
almost 300 students away from registration and complicated many travel itmer- 

iside . . 

Bw horror story 2 

Vs new bike 3 

Stomal... 6 

■Wslravanganza 8-9 

B"t Master recovering 10 

B»ing the luge 10 

■raignfilms? 11 

[""It journal 12 

Bshion u 

Isold's Harleys 14 

Ptmor 15 

■mmunity calendar 16 

Are »ou getting you« money's worn mm n comb it 
SAAOivrras! Todd McFarland doesn't think 

pensation to each student affected, it 
wasn't a huge loss to me," says Senior 
Travis Patterson, whose room was bro- 
ken into. "But Dr. Boateng was nearly in 
tears apologizing and offering to make 
full restitution." 

Young says he advises all dorm stu- 
dents not to leave room keys in their 
mail boxes. Also, he says to write down 
the serial numbers of all high value 

To keep an incident like litis from 
happening again Talge Dean Stan Hobbs 
says he's hoping to make dorm mail- 
boxes more secure. 

"I want to secure the mailroom, to 
put a lock on the door," says Hobbs, 
"and have only bmited access for tem- 
porary workers." 

Hobbs says he also wants new mail- 
boxes. "Last year I put the request in for 
new ones with lockable backs. The 
money has been appropriated. Hope- 
fully we'll get them this summer. 

Boateng checked out of the dorm 
last Sunday evening and reportedly went 
home with his father on Monday. 
Boateng is no longer registered as a stu- 
dent at Soudiern. Administrators will 
not say if he was expelled. 

P.O. Boi 370 
Collegedalt.TN 37315 




Winter-wonder turns to blizzard nightmare 

LlAME Cmv 

Freshman Marilza Casillas left New 
York by Greyhound bus at 1 p.m. on die 
Saturday before registration. She ex- 
pected to be at Soudiem around 9:30 
the next morning. 

She had no idea that die Blizzard of 
'96 was about to make diis simple trip a 

After the six hour bus ride to Wash- 
ington, DC, and the customary 45 
minute wail, Casillas boarded the bus 
that would lake her the final seven 
hours lo Chattanooga. After an hour on 
the road the bus turned around due to 

In order to pass the lime, Casillas 
made friends widi those who looked 
safe to talk lo, played cards, watched 
the news, listened lo her Walkman, and 
read a book she had brought with her. 
Casillas says the station Door was too 

lake them to Chattanooga, however. 
Casillas found out that a bus would not 
be leaving until 1 1 :00 dial night 

When 11:00 came, Cxsillas looked 
at die board to confirm the departure 
dme and discovered that it had been 

Marita Casillas thought her return trip to 
Southern would take a few hours. 

But it took four days. 

When the station later announced 
thai the roads would not be passable 
until Sunday morning, the baggage han- 
dlers began encouraging passengers to 
demand mat die station provide lliem 
with a hotel room for die night. Al- 
though buses left for New York each 
hour, Casillas decided to stay. She was 
confident dial they could be back on the 
road by morning. 

After a sleepless night, Casillas dis- 
covered it would be another 12-hour 
wait before the roads re-opened. 
Casillas decided to go home and take a 
plane lo Chattanooga." But the roads 
going north were closed as well, and 
ihe wail extended lo 18 hours. 

Hardees provided free meals to 
ihose willi tickets. Casillas ate her only 
full meal of the day — a partially cooked 
hamburger, hashbrowns, and french 
fries. She had only brought 20 dollars 
wilh her, which she used sparingly to 
buy fruit juice. 

dirty to lie or sit on, and the bathrooms, 
she describes as "nasty." 

Sunday night, the military police 
came to secure die place, and the Red 
Cross brought about 40 cots for older 
people to sleep on. 

"I was afraid to go to sleep in front 
of strangers," says Casillas. "So I sat in a 
litde chair in the corner." 

Monday morning, the waiting time 
was prolonged to 24 hours. The media 
arrived with three cameras to report the 
situation. Although reporters asked the 
station if they could help in some way, 
by bringing blankets or other necessi- 
des for the passengers, the station 
would not allow them to interfere. 

II wasn't undl Tuesday morning 
around 10 diat the bus left the Washing- 
ton station. Casillas says that the bus 
driver was rude and reckless. He not 
only drove without windshield wipers, 
but forced several cars to swerve into 
the ditch to avoid colliding with him. 

The bus arrived in Knoxville at 7:00 
that evening, No bus was prepared lo 

Hickman facing more delays 

Ruihie Kerr 

The science center is facing an- 
other delay, says D;de Bidwell, Vice 
President of Finance. 

This lime, the it is caused by the 
weather and a change in the healing 
and air-condidoning system, he says, 

Bidwell says the new system will 
make a change in ihe sleel structure of 
the building. "A staircase will now be 
extended into the attic," so that repair 
people can easily access the system, 

The new system will run on Ficon, 
instead of having an ammonia backup. 
This makes the system less expensive, 

but lakes a risk. Freon i 

out, and hopefully Freon-type substance 

will be available soon, says Bidwell. 

The building permit for the inside 
has not been issued yet. "It is just a 
clerical process," says Bidwell. "We've 
made all the changes the fire marshal 
has asked us to." 

The Hickman Science Center 
should be open for the 1997-1998 
school year, providing 50 percent more 
space for Physics, Computer Science, 
Biology, Chemistry, and Math Depart- 

New CK completion date: "soon" 


One of the most frequendy asked 
questions of a Southern sludeni is "will 
the Campus Kitchen ever open?" 

According to Food Service Director 
Marl Evans, il shouldn't be loo much 

"1 don't like lo sel a date before I 
can see ihe goal line," Evans says. "I 
can't see Ihe goal line yet, but soon 1 
should be able lo." 

That goal line got a little bit blurriei 
on Tuesday. Plain Services workers mis- 
takenly broke the CK's front window 

while trying to install a freezer. The n... 
freezer was too big to fit dirough any of 
the doors. 

Because of thesize of the glass, 
Plant Sendees will not be able lo cut and 
install a new window themselves. An 
outside company will do die job. 

Next week, work on getting the 
"hugs" out of die computer terminals 
will be a goal for the CK. 

Otiier tasks include cleaning, re- 
stocking, and checking the equipment. 
The CK will open after renovations are 

changed to 3:45 an 

That's what did it. 

"I was tired, hungry, and I just lost 
it," she says. "I started crying and called 
my mom." She consoled herself by eat- 
ing a hot dog. 

As the departure time again an- 
proached and Casillas got excited al 
die prospect of a shower and sleep, S L I 
was informed thai her bus would be f 
delayed another three hours. 

"My mind was fuzzy, and I was 
dizzy," Casillas says, "but it was too <J 
to sleep." 

Finally al 10:30 Wednesday mora, 
lng, almost four days after Casillas left | 
New York, she arrived at Soudiem w 
five hours of sleep and five dollars in" 
her pocket. "I will never go on Grey- 
hound again," she says. "They were I 
rude to us because dley have a mo- 
nopoly (on business) . They just don't \ 

Casillas laughs and says, "1 could i 
have laken the Pony Express andgonmi 
there faster!" 

Snow keeps 298 students away 

The Records Office survived the J 

Matt Farwr 

The weather was frightful and die 
roads were not delightful during second 
semester registration. 

On the Sunday before registration 
298 students called Soudiem to say they 
would be returning to school late be- 
cause of the "Blizzard of '96." 

Despite the chaos, classes were 
saved for the students, with no extra 
financial charges. Registration, sched- 
uled to end on Tuesday Jan. 8, was ex- 
tended diroughout the week. 

flurry of students and the storm of '96,'] 
says Records and Advisement Director ] 

Zier adds that she and other c 
pus workers were able to maintain (hcit| 
sense of humor and sanity despite! 
hectic registration process. 

At the last count, unofficial registra-i 
tion results showed 1 ,290 students al 
tending Southern, down 2 students fronM 
last semester. Fifty-one pre-registered j 
students are still unaccounted for. i 


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And don't forget 
about financing. 
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pre-approved car loans 
that are good 
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15, 1995 

Campus News 

ay's shiny Christmas present 


jay Sommer got anew bi- 
e [or Christmas. 
"I get great mileage with my 
tike," Sommer says, "30 
5 to tlie bucket of oatmeal, 
old one got a half mile to the 


Sommer, who doesn't drive, 
d his old bike lo ride to and 
die courthouse in Chatta- 
ga for jury duty one cold 
kin November. 
This prompted Gary 
rinouchi, chairman of the 
it Services Christmas commit- 
and Oneita Thrner, an Ac- 
n Sng secretary in Wright Hall, 
ike up a collection to buy Ray 
iwcr, better bicycle. 
Southern also chipped in to 
Be sure the bicycle was a nice 

employee, Sommer will be retir- 
ing this spring. "There was a 
by tile name of Ray," he says, 
"who got too old and went 


Sum ton— Ray Sommer, a Plant Services employee of 
30 years, was given a new bicycle by bis co-workers 
in honor of Christmas and his retirement. 

"\\y wankd lo do something differ- 

ing is Ray's last Christmas with us, i 
decided to get him a bicycle. 

And away he wdl go, on his 
bicycle. "I'd like to get with a 
group," Sommer says, "and ride 
across the slate." 

Sommer is known for his 
rhymes. "I wasn't having too 
much luck witnessing for the 
Lord in a traditional matter," 
Sommer says. 

So he started writing poetry. 
"Over 300 poems I've written, 
just a gift to God." 

So keep an eye out for Ray, 
and you might bear him say as 
he rides away: 

"I thank you Lord for one 
more day, please help me cheer 
others along the way, that we may walk 
together as the sunshine band, and 

Ithis year," Horinouchi says. "Since After 30 years as a Plant Services spread Heaven's joy across the land 

fool repairs may be done Friday 


s gymnasium pool drained 

repairs, some Southern students and 
i their New Year's resolu- 

S before Jan. I. 

| The pool has been closed to swim- 
is since Christmas break. Financial 

Vice President Dale Bidweil sa\>. the 
pool was overdue for repairs. 

"It was losing 1500 gallons of water 
a day," he says. 

The pool's skimmers had rusted 
through, letting water leak into the 
ground. Otiier repairs include fixing 

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lights, hroken tile pieces, and repainting 
(lie I-beams over the pool. "Chlorine 
from the pool water evaporated," says 
Bidweil, "and rusted the beams." 

Workmen are also fixing broken 
steps, replacing them with steps that are 
recessed inlo the pool walls. "These are 
safer," Bidweil says. 

Bidweil says the repairs were sup- 
posed to be completed a week ago, but 
may be done as soon as tomorrow. 

Freshman has 
close call i 

with train 


A couple weekends ago, Freshman 
Katie Hide and a group of friends went 
on what seemed to be an average Satur- 
day afternoon walk. But events took a 
frightful, unexpected turn. 

Hale says she and her friends were 
walking on the train tracks located 
across from the McKee Food Corpora- 
tion, when diey heard die loud rumbling 
sound of an oncoming train. They 
moved off the tracks to walk beside the 
moving (rain. 

They came up to two bridges. As 
Katie was about to step onto the walk- 
way of the second bridge, she slipped. 
The train had an object sticking out 
which struck her left arm. Katie felt an 
immediate surge of pain shoot through 
her arm. "It was something I'd never 
felt before in my entire life," says Hale. 

At first no one noticed how severe 
the injury was, but as the group ap- 
proached Southern, Hale began to feel a 
little dizzy. When her friends rolled up 
her sleeve, diere was a V-shaped gash. 
They rushed her lo Memorial Hospital 
where she received a total of eight 

Katie says she feels extremely fortu- 
nate just to be alive. "I could have been 
killed," she says. 

She also feels very grateful for her 
friends who took her to the hospital. "I 
found out who my red friends are." 

Swafford finishes Ph.D. 

Erica Anderson-Wood 

More than 10 faculty members at 
Southern are currently working on their 
doctoral research. And they may be en- 
vying Carl Swafford now. 

Swafford, Assistant Professor of 
Education and Psychology department 
recendy completed his Ph.D. from the 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

Swafford researched the outdoor 
classroom and its positive effects on 
students. "Children and adults learn and 
remember more when they can touch, 
see, and smell what they are being 
taught," says Swafford. 

"The outdoors have been a part of 
my life from day one," says Swafford. 
"The outdoors have been a learning tool 
and interest for me and my family ever 
since I can remember." 

Four years after beginning his doc- 
toral studies and 50,000 miles later, 
Swafford says that he is "relieved and 
excited" that he can now focus his time 
and attention on leaching. "I'm glad to 
finally put my research lo work," he 

Swafford not only has high hopes of 
transforming his research into a leach- 
ing manual, but also hopes to publish it. 

"I truly believe that I can help chil- 
dren more by training teachers," he 
says. "By using the outdoors as a teach- 
ing method it not only is fun for the 
children, but it also helps them learn." 

"Southern is very pleased with Carl 
Swafford," says Academic Dean Floyd 
Greenleaf. "We couldn't be more sup- 
portive of our faculty that have com- 
pleted or are in the process of complet- 
ing their Ph.D." 

According to Greenleaf, the profes- 
sors next to receive their Ph.D. are Cliff 
Olson, Volker Henning, Donn 
Leatherman, Ron Clouzet, Ron duPreez, 
Larry Williams, MaryAnn Roberts, Bar- 
bara James, Gordon Hyde, and Richard 

What does this say about the faculty 
at Southern? 

It shows their willingness to "go the 
distance," says Greenleaf. 

January 25, 199J 


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Local News 

lembrandt's mugs are hot item 


(fhcn the Porteras opened llieir 
Ishop Rembrandts' in Chattanooga 
[| e over a year ago. they tried some- 
different. They sold their hot 
sin earthy, hand-thrown mugs. 
Olninuslv their customers liked the 
loo, because the mugs have been 
, g a disappearing act. 
Lisa portcra, manager, says that 

over a period of time, a number of 
mugs have been stolen from 

"It is a problem," she says. "People 
like the mugs. We've had to switch to 
paper cups on weekends" when the 
most customers crowd the small eatery. 

Although many Southern students 
frequent Rembrandt's, Portera says that 

she has no way of knowing who steals 
the mugs, and she does not want to 
make any accusations. But, she says, 
customers are definitely disappointed 
with the paper substitute. 

"It's kind of unique to have die 
mugs," she says. If you come here and 
you're excited about that, then it's really 
not much fun." 

tollegedale church expanding cemetary 


| Most don't like to think about 
,. But with only 10 to 12 lots left at 
jedale Church's Memorial Park, 
libers of the park board decided 
lething had to be done, 
led by chairman Doug Pennington, 
park board chose to expand the 
lelery to the west of its current land, 

ocal support group starting 

which will double the park's space. 

The charge for the new lots will go 
up in price with one grave at $225, two 
graves at $400, and three at $550, Cre- 
mation sites, which are recendy becom- 
ing more popular, are also available for 
$50 per site. 

"It used to be that people had an 
aversion to cremation," says board 


Registration for the New Life sup- 
i group has been extended through 

Headed by Collegedaie church . 
rjber Pamela Baker, the groups are 
n to those who, she says, "want to 
icali* themselves to cope with life." 
'Some who attend are victims of 
g or substance abusers. Others just 
help changing their self-image," 

she says. 

Baker says 16 community members 
and college students have been helped 
by previous groups. 

Baker is heading two groups, one 
on Wednesday evenings, and another 
during Sabbath school. The Wednesday 
evening group, which meets at 6 p.m., 
is for women only. The Sabbath group is 
open to everyone. 

Baker also hopes lo begin a facilita- 

Clearing roads 
is cheaper 
than you think 

Stacy Spauidinc DeLay 

Collegedaie City Manager Bill 
Magoon says he's mighty pleased with 
the city's snow plow team. 

"During the last snow, the crews 
started working at 6 p.m. and worked 
all night long to get the roads clear," he 
says. "They did a tremendous job." 

Magoon says dial's not the only rea- 
son he's pleased, though. "It only cost 
the city about $2,500." That includes 
the first two January snows, he says. 

Magoon attributes that low cost to 
the fact that Southern uses sand, not 
salt, to keep roads from icing. The sand, 
delivered to Collegedaie from a quarry 
in Ringgold, costs $9 a ton. This com- 
pares to $40 a ton for salt. 

Collegedaie owns two sand spread- 
ers, each of which are worked by a 
crew of two men. Magoon says the 
crews gave through streets, such as 
Apison Pike, Camp Road, and Tallant 
Road, the highest priority. 

Magoon says he hopes to upgrade 
the city's sand spreaders in the future. 
The current ones, he says, "are old and 
beat up." Upgraded spreaders will cost 
die city about $5,000. 

"Don't hang out with people who use party as a verb.' 


member and Church Administrator Wolf 
Jedamski, "but I think diat is changing." 
The Memorial Park board does not 
take its ministry to the church lighdy. 
When a church member has lost a loved 
one, the details of burial can be frustrat- 
ing says Jedamski. "We try our best to 
make this whole process as personal 
and uncomplicated as possible." 

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help others. Also, she plans lo periodi- 
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Stacy Spauidinc Delay 

II must be the start of hunting sea- 
son. But I'm not quite sure who's hunt- 
ing who. 

Hillary is tracking down a new im- 
age. Alfonse, the gentleman from New 
York, is hunting a president. Nine Re- 
publican hopefuls have a nomination in 
their sights. 

And (he American people? Some say 
we're looking for a leader, hut I'm just 
looking for some peace. 

Witii the New Hampshire primaries 
creeping up on the calendar it's getting 
harder to ignore, but I'm coming to 
grips with it. Gradually, my television, 
newspaper, and radio will be taken over 
by political advertisements, debates, 
conventions, and publicity stunts. 

I'm resigning myself to hearing 
endless soundbites about flat tax rates 
and family values and analysts talking 
aboul poll points and hair-dos. 

I'm even practicing my Elmer Fudd 
impression to use on Rush's ditto heads. 

Ever notice that election years al- 
ways coincide with leap years? The an- 
cients thought that strange and unnatu- 
ral things happen during this year be- 
cause man messed with die calendar by 
inserting the extra day. I think dial's die 
best explanaUon I've heard yet for this 
elecdon-year madness. 

My husband, Scott, says the perfect 
presidential candidate would act as his 

personal emissary to student finance, 
taking care of getting his labor check 
each month and exam passes at the end 
of die semester. (I think any candidate 
promising a pint of Ben and Jerry's 
could win his vote.) 

But he does make a good point. My 
perfect candidate would also address 
real-life, vote-getting issues like thai 
one, and these: 

• Help get me off the publisher's 
clearing house mailing list. 

• Limit the number of long-distance 
phone commercials on television. 

• Allow shorts in the cafe. 

• Oudaw those little annoying cards 

that fall out of magazines. 
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» Get TV's in the dorms, or else tell 

senate to shul up. (We wasted last 

year talking about it, why waste this 

year too?) 
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r Guess 
1 TaiTlons 
The i\m i t i 

serve sweet tea, just like the south,! 
(Muffins would be nice, loo.) 

• Offer free rides on Air Force 1 

• Convince the weatherman to send! 
Collegedale enough sno 
decent snowman. 

• Make constant sniffling in class illj 
gal (especially during a test.) - 

• Show me how that red string in u\ 
Band-Aid packages is supposed!.)] 

• Convince the cafe lo run the salad ] 
bar during dinner and supper, * l 
along wilh a baked potato bar. j 

• Make NBC stop running Friends 
reruns. (It's time to gel on wiihijj 
Ross and Rachel story line,) 

But seriously, where do I siandoi 
real issue? Well, I'll lell you. Take the 1 
balanced budget, for instance, 

I balance my budget every month, I 
and believe me, it's not always a pretty! 
sight. Sometimes I find out that 1 haveB 
do without dial new dress (and a 
times even the groceries). 1 think the j 
government should have to d 

Even if it means -giving up a few jie 
bombers every year. 

SocTle-rr, C.lWe 

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letters to the Editors 

let the facts straight, please 

J i am rating in response lo David 
Juree's article entitled "Education Se- 
ts Give Department Mixed Reviews" 
It,,, id Accent). 

| ^ e article is inaccurate and out of 
ion more than one count. Further, 
I article totally ignores the reasons for 
1 changes that have taken place: 
1 1. Southern never switched to a live 
|r teacher education program, it was 
jaissed but was never implemented. 
2. Southern did implement a four 
a half year program that did not in- 
Je any summer school, 
f 3. The four and a half year program 
1 replaced a year ago with a four year 
m which does include one sum- 

i. The reason for all of the changes 
| the new Tennessee state educational 

s that came into effect about 
lyears ago. Teacher education is 
fed by the stale as a state function. 

No college or university in Tennessee 
can offer teacher education without 
state approval. 

Southern (like other Tennessee col- 
leges) changed its teacher education 
program to comply widi the new stale 
regulations and to maintain accredita- 

tions. The changes that were made have 
won the praise of the Tennessee State 
Department of Education. 

5. in two places you quoted Gena 
Cowen stating that she was a graduate of 
the education program. Gena is a 
graduate of die English department. 

lad news deserves a place in college newspapers 

1 1 noticed you have received criti- 
jnfor reporting matters not on the 
my side of Southern and Collegedale 
L such as the Grant case. 

when it hits close to home. However, I 
appreciate the fact that you do not slant 
the news to make Soudiern appear 

I highly respect die professional 

I Some people, I realize, find reading position your staff has taken in report- 
bout bad news difficult, especially ing the news, even if ihe Accent is "just" 

a college paper. Both of you should be 
commended for reporting die news im- 
partially and factually as it is. 

Without newspapers, or the media 
in general, where would we get accu- 
rate information? True, newspapers can 
make mistakes. But coundess rumors 

Further, she did not take the Na- 
tional Teacher Examination, complete 
student teaching, nor did she receive 
teacher certification. 

Whenever there are major changes 
there are bound to be some upset 
people. But instead of focusing on the 
few unhappy ones, I urge you to look at 
the superior quality of our graduates. 

We consistendy have 100% pass on 
the National Teacher Examination. Our 
teachers are in demand. We have 100% 
placement of all who want lo teach. 

We could place double our usual 
list of graduates if we had them. They 
rightly represent the Master Teacher 
and we are proud to claim them as 
products of our teacher education pro- 

At die very least, when you write 
about diis or any other department, be 
sure that you have your facts correct. 
George P. Babcock 
Education and Psychology Chair 

flying around cause even more inaccu- 

Tliank you for your hard work and 
Andra Armstrong 
Broadcast Journalism Freslmian 

| Opinion — 

[ocial activities aren't up to par this year 


you did not make Saturday night's 
iter party, you didn't miss much, 
(ally the highlight of the year for 
icial activities office, diis year's 
sink- everything from last year's, 
Ihe fun. 
itudents walked into a gym with no 
itions and very litde to do. Stu- 
aod in line for 30 minutes to 
five-minute themeless "video" 
ipposedly simulated motion inside 
that jerked you back and forth 
wearing 3-D glasses that didn't 
t was a lol like Captain EO with- 
plol or the scares, 
er stepping out of Ihe "Alpha" 
brave souls could wait in yet 
ler line to make a video of them- 
lipsyncing songs such as the Vil- 
ple's ma (like Dean Majors 
id when students returned to 
'ooms, they could pul die video 

petitiveness didn't stop wilh Ihe 
jjks." You could also slide 
'space mountain" which was 
'° : " leasi iis iifih appearance in so 
Kar\ Atk'ndues CO uld ;l ] s0 climb 
huge electrical spool and be 
B'«1 into so„ K . old (iym-niasters 

pl for those who hadn't had their 

fill of thrills yet they could try their hand 
at shooting small plastic basketballs into 
a small plastic hoop while trying to beat 
the person next lo them. And of course 
you can't forget the opportunity to buy 
over-priced food from KR's. 

Normally the real fun of the mid- 
winter party doesn't start until the lip- 
sync contest/gong show (yel another 
rip-off from last year) . The contest is 
when Southern usually lets its hair down 
and has some fun. When else can you 
see your friends make total fools out of 
themselves and possibly win a $75 prize 
for doing it? 

Unlike last year Ihough, there were 
fewer participants and audience mem- 
bers. While there were some good per- 
formances, litis years program's lacked 
the edge of previous years. 

None of the performances had the 
"I can't believe they did that" feel. WluTe 
Dr. Wohlers probably wasn'l complain- 
ing, it was a far cry from previous years' 
programs thai had an altitude. 

This party was not die exception in 
die lame department. The bam party— 
which Headier Aasheim look to new 
heights lasl year— was equally devoid of 
excitement. Normally held off campus, 
this year's was held in student park, and 
no one showed up. 

Things weren't much better at die 
welcome back party this year either. 
Gone were the games Heather and Avery 
McDougle planned in the previous two 
years. In their place was a slide show 
(which got moved inside) and people 
milling around trying lo say hi to Ihe 
right person to get $5. 

Peter Hwang has been under bud- 
get on most of his parties so far this 
year, and as die saying goes, "you get 
what you pay for." He has explained 
this, saying that he was saving up for the 
mid-winter party and the Valentine ban- 
quet. He did spend money Saturday 
night, about $2,500-$5,000 on the Al- 
pha machine and $1,800 on the Fun 
Flicks, plus olher expenses. 

Yet fewer students went to this 
year's party than ever. Peter cited stu- 
dents having other plans for the evening 
as the reason for the poor attendance. 
Yet, given the previous activities, can 
you blame them? 

The other area he plans to spend a 
lot of money on is Ihe Valentine ban- 
quet. Usually the stealth event of the so- 
cial calendar with about 100 people 
attending, Peter hopes lo cut die ticket 
cost and increase attendance. 

At $10 a plate, diis year's banquet 
should be more affordable for the stu- 

dents. Yet he is expecting only about 
200 people. 

Is it really fair that the students in 
general will be subsidizing about half 
the cost (he estimates the actual cost to 
be at about $20 a plate) for Ihe 200 stu- 
dents who can go? Wouldn't it have 
been more fair lo put the money in 
something tike the barn party where 
more students could have benefited? 

No one envies Peter's job. It is im- 
possible to please everyone. The job 
demands creativity, organization, and 
lots of time. He has to compete with the 
movie theaters, off-campus parties, and 

But given the fact that Soudiern stu- 
dents are giving him $ 19,300 they have 
a right lo expect a belter job then they 
are getting. 




January 25, 199J 

Who won 50 bucks in Accenfctravanganza? 
Look here and see. 

First place: 


Christina Hogaiv 

"Is this the idiot of the house?" 1 
ask with ;i smirk. 

"Yes, ii is," my sister Lisa replies 
over the phone. "Is litis the other idiot 
of the house?" 

Ever since we could talk, it's been a 
tradition between us to insult each 

"So whaddya want'" she asks. 

"Umm ... is Mom there?" 

"She's outside. You don't want to 
talk to me?" 

"Well . . . I guess I could." Actually, 
it surprises me that she wants to talk to 
me. Not thai we aren't friends. We are. 
But some rule somewhere says sisters 
aren't supposed to act like they actually 
miss each other. 1 know I read it some- 

Lisa, XI going on 18, is almost 
three years younger than me. Being the 
only two siblings in our family, we were 
each other's best friend. OK, maybe not 
for the first 1 5 years or so. 

I enjoyed being the big sister, boss- 
ing her around, making her my slave. I 
enjoyed tormenting her by packing my 
suitcase and pretending I was running 
away. She would run out the door after 

„.e crying "Tina, don't go! Don't go!" 

Finally one day she had enough. I 
told her to do something. She told me 
"No." And that was the end of that. 

Through our childhood we did ev- 
erything togedier: ice-skating lessons, 
swimming lessons, piano lessons, play- 
ing house, riding bikes, digging for bur- 
ied treasure. We laughed and cried to- 
gether, schemed and connived together, 
dreamed and planned togedier. 

We also landed a few hard blows on 
each other, leaving blackish-bluish-pur- 
plish marks of anger. Somedmes she 
made me so mad I'd scream and throw 
things at her. Usually she just stood 
diere quiedy, her big eyes staring at me 
untd I was done. If anybody laid a finger 
on her, I'd kill them. 

We drifted apart in high school. I 
was a senior when she was a lowly 
freshman. I couldn't associate with 
freshmen. She had her group of friends, 
I had mine. 

Then I left for college. We never 
talked on the phone once in the next 
two years. I'd see her on vacation, but 

dial v 

I realized one day that I actually 

missed the little brat. The little brat is a 
senior in high school now. Of course, I 
couldn't admit 1 missed Iter, 1 couldn't 
admit I missed watching movies with 
her, laughing till the tears blurred our 
vision. I couldn't admit I missed all our 
secret jokes and the way we say the 
same thing at the same time. 1 couldn't 
admit 1 missed making her laugh out 
loud in church. Big sisters don't need 
little sisters. And of course, she would 
never admit she missed me when I went 
away to college. So we botii never said 

Now, three years later, she wants to 
talk to me on the phone. So we talk. 
About everything. About how stupid guys 
are, about how boring school is, about 
the latest Jim Carey movie, about all the 
animals at home, about the coolest new 
songs on the radio. 

I get a card in the mail from her the 
next week. "Sometimes all you need is a 
big smile to get you through the day," it 
reads. I opened it up to see Snoopy 
flashing a cheesy grin at me. "Love, 
Lisa," is all she wrote. 

That's all I needed to know. 


even ask 

Heather Moke 

I lucked out. I transferred here 
early enough to be accepted into 
classes, but late enough to not have my 
"death-becomes-her" photo put in die 

Everyone asks me why I transferred 
here. Since I was beginning to sound 
like a broken record with my answer, I 
am writing this "just don't even ask me" 

I actually came here to get my mom 
off my back. She wanted me to attend 
Southern "because they have such 
beautiful buildings." So on Friday Sept. 
8, 1 came up here to admire the archi- 
tecture. I was taken on the "Promenade 
Tour" by an energetic Victor Czerkasij, 
After politely complimenting the build- 
ings, I went home to finish my packing 
for Walla Walla. 

But, for a reason known onlv to 

God, I found myself with an urge to give 
Southern a chance. I found myself in a 
turmoil. I had already purchased a non- 
refundable airline ticket, signed con- 
tracts for leadership positions at Walla 
Walla, and told my friends, "Pick me up 
at die airport." 

However, the gut feeling would not 
go away, and so I made a deal between 
God and myself. I promised God I 
would drive to Southern but He would 
have to get me accepted and admitted. 

He took me up on my offer. On 
Sunday, Sept. 10 1 drove to Southern 
and was given a room and a great 
roommate. On Monday morning I at- 
tended classes and lunch before asking 
for my application for admission. 

After completing the application I 
was asked for my transcripts. Who car- 
ries their college transcripts around 

with them? Admissions decided to ac- 
cept mewidiout them, and sent me to 
financial aid. 

A financial counselor asked me for 
the $2,000 down payment. I told her I 
was a typical college student and had 
about $1.24 total. She said "No prob- 
lem," and I was accepted. It was then 
tiiat I knew God had to be behind this. 
No one gains financial clearance that 

By Tuesday morning, my second 
day here, I had been hilly accepted, reg- 
istered for classes, and been given a job 
at the radio station. 

I am now attempting to get caught 
up in classes and develop a social life. 
So, in case you see me and feel like ask- 
ing why 1 transferred, "just don't even 
ask me" because I am still trying to fig- 
ure out why. 

Congratulations to our 




jid the winners are 

irst place: 

[eep Smiling 

flayed mill' Barbies so much 
m was little, and every 
te I go home I play with my 
It sister, "says Crystal 
\dy a freshman broadcast- 
major. "Barbie's so perfect 
■re just got to love her. " i 

Although Candy 
m't write much, she says, 
sent a poem to one of 
mlhology things. " 
Winning the writing 
tlesl, she says, "is a big 

■ ■ . things aren't as simple as ihey used lo be when I was lillle 
and Barbie lived in a mansion and drove a pink convertible . 

She was always smiling . . . 
You could dress her up in die ugliest outfit, 
her hair could gel all tangled up in knots, 
her house could gel ransacked by Jem & the Holograms, 
and Ken could dump her and run off with Skipper . . . 

But she just kept on smiling . . . 


I Second place: 



mice I was little I had 
b/s Utile notebook, " says 
fhmliiia Hogan. "I always bad 
vttrge to write." 

)gan is a junior 
R#//s/j major whose writing 
mtb poetry and prose. She says 
je is "excited" about winning 
vice in the same writing 

"1 don '/ think I've 
ia contest before, " she 
to "And I've never won 

Hiird place: 

jhe Drifting 

1 Ernest Dempsey III, a 
Wnan English major, sits 
\tbe notorious Accent orange 
fob, sucking a Blow-Pop 

| tying to ignore the 

I don 't know why I 
J to write, " he says. "I can 't 
W myself sit down and do 
f 'just happens." 
I Mat does he like to do 
^s write? "Eat these," he 
" brandishing his lollipop 

Lazy summer days, 

cut-off jeans and old t-shirts, 

Walking barefoot through endless cotton fields, 

Like dancing on clouds. 

Sitting on the white porch swing, 

Guzzling iced tea by the gallon, 

Only the country music station breaking the stillness. 

Stomachs growling as the aroma of 
(J Black-eyed peas, cornbread, and pecan pie drift by. 
i Under the pines we lie on our backs in the intense 

Georgia heat and 

Dream of being nowhere else. 

In loving memory of my good friend Tarn Dawn Belles 

The -silver lining, forever gone? 
The sun not shining, I stand alone. 

Am I lost or is the world? 
The sky above me is an endless swirl. 
Vibrations take me to the oilier side, 
Where all emotions can no longer hide. 

Retreat to shelter to avoid the nun. 

The water is like blood, it leaves a stain. 

Chase the clouds beyond the horizon, 

Just to see where the sun is rising. 

Simply loo much lo see and too much to do 

In this tiny life that 1 cling to. 
Many thousands of trees that reach to the sky, 

will they live forever or will they die, 

I shiver from the cold or am I growing old? 

I seem to drift away another story to be told. 

Avoid the onslaught of nature's rage. 

Trying to find freedom within a cage. 

There! The sun is rising over die hill. 

From darkness there is light, 

Holding wonder within slips from my will. 

The scene begins to fade, the earth starts to tremble. 

The thunder in the distance across the plains does rumble. 

And there in the sky, behind a cloud the sun is shining, 

The cloud and sun combine and create a silver lining. 


The drive 
for five 



1 Mih Mfun "Trlt Swamt 
I Armt Rivira "Tw Cum'" 

As predicted correcdy by the 
SwamUSept. 21 Accent), Super Bowl 
XXX will feature two powerhouses of 
the seventies — the Piltsburgii Steelers 
and die Dallas Cowboys. Tliey each 
have had a lough road to Arizona. In- 
juries, distractions, and inconsistent 
intensity were all conquered in an 
impressive playoff run by these two 
heavyweights. Now ihey both look to 
become only the second team to win 
a fifth Super Bowl. 

Pittsburgh got off to a 3-4 start 
before winning eight in a row and ten 
of their last eleven. Led by a strong 
defense (even without Rod Woodson) 
and a newfound offensive explosive- 
aess, spurred by multi-diread Kordell 
Stewart die Steele^ emerged as the 
true contender in die AFC. However, 
even down to the last minutes of the 
conference championship, tlicir fate 
was in doubt. On Jan. 28, they will 
look to upset America's team. 

The Cowboys have overcome ad- 
versity right from the start. Owner 
Jerry Jones' shady dealings, the 
hoopla surrounding the signing of 
Deion Sanders, and die constant criti- 
cism of coach Barry Switzer still 
translated into a division tide and 
home-field throughout the playoffs. 

They now go to their "second 
home"' in order to regain the Vince 
Lombardi trophy, The Cowboys will 
have to compensate for a weaker de- 
fensive front than they had in previous 
years, but diey still have the triple 
threat of Aikman, lrvin. and Smith. 

Overall, the task is overwhelming 
for the Steelers. It has been more 
than a decade since the AFC has 
claimed Super Bowl victory, and don't 
look for the trend to be broken this 
year, unless there's a crucial fourth 
and one in the fourth quarter. 

Swami Guru 

Dallas 45 Dallas 34 

Pittsburgh 2i Pittsburgh 20 



Injured Gym Master recovering 

Jason Stirewalt 

"One, two, diree — ready, 


At the sound of the call, 
Gym-Master Tami Avant flew 
through the air with ease in 
what was to be a routine 
three-high-fly- by. In a breath- 
less instant, the team hushed 
silent. Tami hit the floor and 
was knocked unconscious. 
The team was terrified and 
began to pray. 

"When our team huddled 
together and prayed for Tami, 
we prayed that she'd be all 
right and her injuries mini- 
mal," says Senior Darlene 
Hallock. "We prayed for her 
safety and that she would re- 

"It was an accident that 
was no one's fault," says one 
team member. "For all of us, 
trust is second nature." 

Avant, a team captain, is on 

Recovering— "The moment the (factors give me the green 
light, "says injured gymnast Tami Avant, "I'll be up in the 

s diree main flyers. "I help coach again." 
rls on many of the routines and 

moves, and I mosdy fly over 
pyramids and three-highs," 
says Avant. 

Fortunately, Avant, with th| 
prayers and support of her 
teammates, is back on herfegl 
and taking it slow. "Because J 
the severe compression fat 
ture on my ninth thoracic vet- 1 
tebrae, I'm in a back brace 24 1 
hours a day. In four to eight f 
months, the doctors say I can l_ 
resume gymnastics again," she | 

But she can't stay away 
from the team and Avant has 
been to every nightly practice l 
and continues to tourwiihthel 

"I miss the team and the 
practices very much," she 
says. "But the moment the 
doctors give me the green 
light, I'll be up in Hie air 

Accent adventures . . . 

Beware of the snow snakes 

Aiuson Tnus 

Since I'm from Chicago, I never 
thought that driving in snow was an ad- 
venture. Then 1 moved to Tennessee. 

Snow is so uncommon in the south, 
that an inch of the frozen flakes puts the 
entire city out of commission. 

When we started back to school for 
the second semester, two cars were 
caravaning back to Southern. Sopho- 
more Charisa Bauer drove her Mazda 
MX6 with Freshman Sarah White co- 
piloting. Scott Anderson, boyfriend 

extrodinare, was driving my Jeep. 

The Jeep did fine in the snow. It had 
quite a bit of luggage in the back and 
the extra weight kept us on the road. 

Trre Mazda, though, had a mind of 
its own. After getting stuck five times at 
one exit, we stayed on the highway. All 
the restaurants were closed, anyway. 

A nine-and-a-half hour trip ended 
up taking around 16 hours with an 
overnight pit stop breaking it up. 

"It is strange how hypnotizing the 
snow is when it comes at your w 
shield for hours," says Bauer. "It 
to understand how someone could drm| 
into a ditch." 

Sophomore Kevin Parrick utilized J 
his 4x4 vehicle to pull stranded motor- 1 
ists out of the ditch. 

"I made 80 bucks," says Parrick, 
"You can bet I'll be out again next time I 
it snows." 


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irchestra boasts concerto winner 

J Their average age is 16. 
ley have 54 years of music 
3 ns among the eight of 
i And one of diem is a 
Idem at Southern. 

e they? The an- 
il concerto competition 
dists. They will perform 
s with die Southern Col- 
; e Symphony Orchestra in 

e Church on 
Rday, Feb. 4. 

| Sophomore Jim Riesen, 
je of the finalists in the 
Jnpetition, and tlie only 
|dent from Southern, is a 
c major and plays the 
Inch horn. 

| Riesen began praedcing 
E second movement of 
fere's Horn Concerto in 
lober. He says he chose Gliere's com- 
Bition because he feels it is the best 
Icerto for horn. He's playing the sec- 
]d movement because it is the easiest 
K of die piece. 

J After a month of practice, Riesen 
omitted a cassette tape of his piece in 
pember. After listening to the piece. 

Are vou nervous vet? Orchestra members (from right) Jim Riesen, OmarLozano, and Sara 
Wilcox are three of the eight annual concerto competition finalists. The finalists come 

from as close as Hixson High School and as fa 
em student to perform in this year's concert. 
judges named Riesen a semi-finalist. 
The next step was to perform live for the 
judges' panel. 

"1 was so nervous I was shaking," 
he admits. But despite his nerves Riesen 
performed well, and will perform in 
front of an audience of about 250, Is he 
nervous? "Not yet," Riesen says. 

•my as Illinois, i 

e only Siiulh- 

Riesens grandmother suggested he 
begin playing the horn in sixth grade. 
He says he didn't like it at first. But he 
loves it now. 

Riesen is planning a career in mu- 
sic therapy. He likes the idea of using 
music to help people. And, he hopes to 
play horn in a professional orchestra. 

oreign films are tres beaucoup 

support helps 
fund tour 

Jennifer Articas 

Ground $30,000 has been do- 
nated to [he Southern College Sym- 
phony Orchestra tour fund, says Di- 
rector Orlo Gilbert. This will enable 

Europe this May. 

W least $23,000 has been do- 
nated bj private corporations, the 

rest b) community members. The 
contributions air indicative, says Gil- 
bert, of die support given to the or- 
chestra from Chattanooga residents 
and businesses. 

The fund raising began last 
school year, resulting in "many gen- 
erous donations, including some 
from Collegedale Credit Union and 
AT&T," says tour manager Steve 
Pellington. "Many other corporations 
have contributed but choose to re- 
main anonymous." 

The orchestra will perform eight 
concerts in some of die finest halls 
and cathedrals in England, South 
Wales, andSeodand. Planned 

includes Windsor Castle, 

London Tower, and Westminster 

Is Lewis 

I The recent foreign film craze is not 
ethat I could let pass me by, so I 

d up Children of Paradise at my 
at Blockbuster as sort of an ex- 

I I learned from the back of the box 
\Children of Paradise was filmed, 

py in secret, in France around 
), as some sort of protest against 
Nazi occupation. It is set in Paris, 

[While I like films portraying the 
D century, I'm used to the good old 
jrican kind. Also, being the busy boy 
ii with a jam-packed schedule 
ig 1 1 hours of class each week 
■coundess hours spent sorting laun- 

dry, I was afraid that the slighdy o 
three-hour-Iong film might cut into the 
time I usually devote to watching old 
Seinfeld, Friends, and Simpsons epi- 

Nevertheless, I took a wild chance, 
setded back on my couch with an ice- 
cold, non-caffeineated beverage, and 
pressed play on my VCR remote. 

Right away I noticed the actors 
were speaking in some secret code, and 
I didn't understand a single word. Their 
attempt at secrecy was foiled, however, 
as someone had managed to figure out 
the code and had written their messages 
at die bottom of die screen. 

"Hah," I thought. "Good try." 

I learned very quickly that having to 

rely on subtides did not detract from the 
film, but caused me to pay close atten- 
tion to facial expressions and body 
movement rather than voice inflection 
and other verbal cues. 

Before long, I found myself sus- 
pended in the situation. Not only that, I 
began to learn the secret code, as you 
can plainly see:/e desire manger vos 

The plot of Children of Paradise 
itself is a love story centering on theater 
life in Paris. Characters leave the scene 

only to reappear years later. There's a 
sort of love hexangle between a mime, 
his co-star, anodier actress, an actor, a 
gangster, and a count. I rather enjoyed 
it and found myself really liking some ol 
the characters while despising others. 
What a shock. 

Anyway, I recommend this film and 
die whole foreign film thing in general. 
I also recommend staying up to watch 
the sunrise, red socks — just for a 
change — and polyester shirts, but is 
anyone listening? 

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we can convert your 
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donating plasma 

Spring International 
Film Series schedule 

Films are shown in the Hunter Museum auditorium al 7:30 on Friday and Sat- 
urday nights and in the Center for Advanced Technology room C-30 al 2:20 
matinees at Chattanooga Stale Technical Community College on Mondays,. Tick- 
ets are $f at the Hunter and $2 al Chattanooga State. Series tickets are avail- 
able for $18. 

Picture Bride: Oapanese) January 26, 27. and 29. 

Children of Paradise: (French) February 2,3 and 5. (February 2 and 
5 flints proceeded by lecture from noted Edward Hopper scholar Bail Let in on 
the influences of Hopper's an on cenemalography.) 

Smoke: (United States) February 9, 10, and 12. 

Colonel Chabert: (French) February 16, 17, and 19. 

Crumb: (United Stales) February 23, 24 and 26 

The Postman: (Italian) March 1, 2, and 4. 



.human 2s. 


Chuuk Journal 

How Muslims 
celebrate Christmas 


Being wild cluldren is a learning 
experience. Teaching is filled wilh ex- 
citement, hum(ir. turmoil, heartache, 
fear, and happiness — all wrapped up 
in one school day. 

Teachers learn a lot about their 
Sludenls Unfortunately] have a feeling 
I know exactly who will grow up and 
become thieves, habitual liars/politi- 
cians, couch potatoes and/or gangster 

I learned that when I said. "OK, go 
ahead and start the assignment." This 
was usually llie signal for my sixth 
graders who hadn't been listening to 
raise their hands and ask what to do. 

Teaching in Micronesia is not easy. 
You are given 20-30 excitable kids 
whose second language is English (if 

re lucky), if you have textbooks at 
all, you probably don't have enough 
for every student (it's worse if you 
don't have a teacher's edition). And if 
oil aren't careful, you could find your- 
self principal of a school. 

Taking all this into account, I'm 
surprised lion much I miss leaching in 
Chuuk. You can learn a lot about clu'l- 
dren, yourself and life when you're in 
ihe classroom. 
Some things dial I learned: 
1 . Don't ever think thai you've heard 

or seen it all, children are very 

creative at proving you wrong. 
' Patience is a virtue, but it's not an 

easy one. 
3- Get used to repeating instructions, 

over and over and over . . . 
4. Missing recess is a greal motivator 

for doing late homework. 
i. 6tll gradeis aren't as innocent as 

they look. 

6. Some children act as though the 
world is always against diem, 
and they can prove it. 

7. In the classroom, silence is 
golden, but don't hold your 

8. When a student doesn't study for 
a test, somehow it's the teacher's 

9. An efficient teacher is a trash 
collector (empty egg cartons, 
toilet paper rolls, old newspa- 
pers, etc.) 

10. Teachers look forward to week- 
ends and holidays more than the 
students do. 

1 1. There's always at least 
one kid... 

12. It's bad when you start praying 
for a typhoon, tidal wave or any 
other natural disaster to cancel 

13. Unconditional love conquers 
even the most revengeful child. 

It. You never fail until you stoptry- 


s the students more 
u're not in the class- 

The most important thing that 1 
learned was dial I couldn't go into the 
classroom without God. Each day, my 
prayer was, "God, 1 give the class to 
you. Help me be patient wilh die kids, 
give me wisdom on how to teach and 
discipline them, and show me how to 
love them unconditionally." 

When I look back I can see now 
that He honored that prayer and He 
lever let me down. 

Sari Fordham 

It didn't seem like it would be 
Christmas Uiis year. My images of the 
yuletide season consist of shopping 
malls, Christmas caroling, cold weather, 
family, chestnuts roasting on an open 
fire . . . die whole Hallmark package. 

Instead, I would be spending 
Christmas at some of the most beautiful 
beaches in the world. 

On Christmas Eve six SMs from 
Bangkok, two from Japan and four of us 
from Haad Yai, were roaring down the 
road on our way to paradise. We arrived 
in Krabi at dusk and started searching 
for an affordable place to stay. After 
dragging our stuff from one full resort 
to another we began to get desperate. 

Christmas is the peak of high sea- 
son and we had no reservations. The 
theory behind the madness was that by 
not reserving a bungalow, we could 
shop around and get a lower price. In- 
stead, we found ourselves stuck in Krabi 
on Christmas Eve with no room at the 
inn. Our rescue came in the form of a 
songtow driver. 

Hearing of our plight, he told us we 
could spend the night at his house — all 
twelve of us. After we were sure he was 
for real we accepted. With high spirits, 
we loaded our stuff into ihesonglow (a 
pickup with a shell and seats) and got 

The driver lived way out in the I 
boonies and on the way we amused oJ 
selves by cracking jokes about goincto 1 
the Bates Hotel. 

As we drove into the small Moslem I 
village the driver shouted to all his I 
friends and neighbors that we were go- 1 
ing to stay with him tonight. When he 
showed us into his house, his small wife I 
greeted us graciously showing no sur- 
prise that twelve eaormousfabng (for-l 
eigners) had just shown up on her door I 
step. The whole family treated us like 
honored guests. 

The wife brought out snacks and 
then our host took us back to town so ' 
we could eat supper. When it was time 
for bed, they put mats on die concrete 
living room floor and brought out the 
family's four small pillows. Then our 
host went door to door collecting the 
neighbors' pillows. That night we were 
probably the only ones in the village to 
sleep with a pillow. 

The next morning we awoke early, 
first with the sound of morning prayers 
and then again with the family rooster. 
When 1 finally got up, I went out and I 
explored the village. As I took pictures j 
of the neighbors' water buffalo and the 1 
village mosque, it didn't seem like I 
Christmas. And yet it did. A Moslem 
family had given us missionaries a taste ] 
of the true spirit of Christmas. 

'My country is the world, and my religion is 


Read the Accent 

Students spe nd holida y on Cancun mission trip 

Chawsa R. Bauer m^mm|^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

Chances art you probably opened a 
present or two, 

Fourteen students from Southern 
spent the day on an airplane, flying to 
the steamy beaches of Cancun. But, it 
was no ordinary pleasure vacation. 

The students, along with chaplain 
Ken Rogers, arrived at die Ignacio 
Comonfort SDA Elementary School on 
Christmas evening tired, but ready to 

Their main (ask was to complete 
the library for the school with the help 
of 24 inter-denominational Christians 
from Kentucky. 

While the construcUon look place, 
an optometrist examined the eyes of 
people in the community, trying to fit 
them with a pair of the 800 glasses do- 
nated for this purpose. 

Siand srilt^i,, optometrist examines the eves of a „„/,„» iu ■ 

ned sand, gravel and blocks, aid lifted «i, „,„ 

It was awesome to be able to give 

Christmas to other people," says Junior! 
Julie Gilkeson, "We worked hard, but f 
we also had time to play." 

After a strenuous day of work, the L 
group did not go hungry. Local Advcnlin 
women made sure the students had I 
plenty of authentic Mexican food to eat. j 

On Sabbath, the group visited to I 
local Adventist church. Extra rows had 1 
to be added to the 300-mcmbcr church j 
to facilitate everyone. Rogers spoke, I 
while Assistant Chaplain, Ron Uzardo, j 

Besides working on the library^ 
preaching, the group toured the Maya j 
ruins and Xcaret, all located on the I 
Yucatan Peninsula. 

"What we will remember most Ml 
the trip," says Lizardo, "is the utiit)*f 
can be formed among people oft"*'! 
ent faiths, races, and ages when ClwOT 
the focus.' 


Dave and La La's 
winter wear watch 


The "I'm invincible" winobheaker 

Combination cap and street 
) ensure that no heat 

Ckoyueo Miss Ready-ior-the-Weaiher 1996 




lleven tips to enhance your winter wardrobe 

|k'o nature fortaspiraUontuid common sense. You don't see squirrels snaking their legs or chipmunk* making sure their wluskers are Udy. ^,, M /,,^ means saying 
P° to razors and yes to die body's natural far coat. 


'8 a particularly meaningless class lecture, you'll have handy reading material. 
■■allmv your pride and knit yourself a scarf. „„„,„„.. „nH ipi in rlass in the buck 

frl We from tlte weather. Let yourself hecome one with Old Mar. Winter. Shed those cumbersome out r garments and ,et to class m the buck. 
Ike, and buy yourself an outrageously, blantandy, obnoxiously ugly pair of make-your-feet-sweat wool socks. 

|« r a bowl of chili over your head. sm all bed pillows wo best friends blowing simultaneously into each ear. 

Ishon yourself a pair ofearmuffs. Some ideas to get you aaned: stvinfoonuups. small but pin ■ , for example.) 

Kawus,I byw0 rd on this year's ^nter fashion ^*^™&^££^£ZL**Mw*«~ 
| Mak e a Ihick paste of peanut butler, egg whites and goose down. Smear your face, or seal your entire Doay 

I?™* as a touch-up coat. . ^ leam why the pioneers made this country what it is today. 

I" with this year's biggest fashion must, the basic union suit. Sulch yourself up for the duration, and learn wny y 




Along the Promenade ... in January 

January 25, 199;! 

E.O. Crundsft 

The New Year lias begun Willi a ven- 
geance, bringing (0 (he entire east coast 
Ihe worst blizzard in some 70 years— as 
far as Southern is concerned. Almost 
301) students didn't make it back in time 
for registration and the first day of 
classes. Well, what will litis year bring 

Besides the school year and its 
myriad events, we'll endure Ihe early 
primaries, two political conventions fol- 
lowed by much hoopla ending in die 
presidential election on Nov. 5. The 
Olympic games begin in Atlanta on July 
19 (that makes 184 days until die 
games begin). As far as Friday the 13lh 
goes, there will be two of them this 
year — September and December. 

And ... did you know that there are 
eight sets of twins on campus? We have: 
Tami and Terry Avant from Chattanooga, 
Tenn.; Esther and Ruth Doloksaribu 
from Madison, Tenn.; Eric and Jason 

Dunkel from Brandon, Fla.; Eric and 
Ryan Korzyniowski from Henderson, 
Ky.; Terry and Tom Payne from Apison, 
Tenn.; Chana and Cheryl Sleeth from 
Dayton, Ohio; Janeanc and Jennifer 
Tutde from Cohutta, Ga.; and Grant and 
Natalie Wolters from New Market, Va. 
An interesting observation is that each 
set of twins is of the same sex except in 
die Wolters' case: one is male and the 
other female. Consult Dr. Joyce Azevedo 
for a complete genetic explanation. 
On this post-blizzard cold and 
windy day let's check into KR's Place 
(where Jacque Cantrell keeps things 
going) and ask some of die clients: 
What is a most interesting, exciting, un- 
usual, or weird tiling that happened to 
you during Christmas vacation? J.P. 
Cardo, from Bronx, N.Y., got stuck in a 
motel room with six other people in the 
middle of "nowhere-land Virginia;" 
Rebcka Fanton, from New Braintrec, 
Mass., said "Nodiing happened to me!" 

(transladon— her boyfriend wasn't with 
her every day); Amy Peterson, from 
Carmicheal, Calif., admitted that she felt 
two earthquakes; Vanelle Chase, from 
Vancouver, Wash., got bumped off her 
flight on the way home— she had to stay 
alone in St. Louis, but she got a free 
plane dckel, so it was worth it; Rey 
Descalso, from Avon Park, Fla., pushed 
a tractor up a hill in Ohio. He then res- 
cued two neighbors who wear bikinis at 
night — that's an Ohio rule (there's 
something weird going on here) ; 
Synnova Hill, torn Calhoun, Ga., had to 
chase her mom's pet cow up to the 
house (surely not in the house— be still 
my heart) because the cow escaped 
during the snow storm; Michael Brandt, 
from Hagerstown, Md., had a fun time 
driving in the slippery snow-covered 
roads in West Virginia on his way to wo 
days of fabulous skiing; Ron Lizardo, 
assistant SC chaplain from Altamonte 
Springs, Fla., joined die "short term 

mission" to Cancun, Mexico — sunny 
beaches and Indian ruins were part of 1 
die experience, but the best part (in 41 
own words) "was bonding with the lo. £ 
cal people and learning to mix cement! 
Locally . . . 

• We've experienced three January J 
snow storms. 

• There's a penetrating fragrance of I 
onions being fried in the air arouu 1 
Wright Hall, evidenUy the cafeteria] 

• There are 27 ducks on the duck I 
pond (mosdy mallards, but a few I 
domesticated white ducks and hy- 1 

• Lots of people running around ic 
puffy jackets — most of them are 
shades of turquoise and purple ball 
some reds. They're blowing on 
their hands and cupping their eat 
(have you tried gloves?) 

Have a great winter semester! 

When it comes to Hogs, Reynolds is a pig 

Stephanie Guixe 

Outside ihe sign reads 
"Hurley parking only ... all oth- 
ers will be crushed." 

Inside, under a "Harley 
Davidson Rd." sign, reclines 
Southern's Harley king. 

He is Kenny Reynolds, a 
teacher at Soraco Body Shop 
and the proud owner of a 1995 
Softtail Custom Harley Davidson. 

He is the man behind ihe 
purple beast thai rumbles down 
Camp Road. 

On his Softtail rests his hel- 
met sporting "Ride longer, Live 
longer," "Loud Pipes Save 
Lives," and "Kill a Biker, Go To 
Jail" stickers. Beside his helmet 
lay black gloves, essential for all 
serious bikers. At die handle- 
bars is tied a Harley bandanna. 
Reynolds and his wife, Patty 
Jo, have been riding togedier for 
22 years. His first Harley, in 1975, was a 
1969 Shovelhead Chopper. Since then 
he has owned at least six odier Harleys. 
His latest purchase was a 1996 
Sportster 883 for Pattyjo. 

"This is a hobby," he says. "This is 
what we do instead of playing basket- . 

On Dec. 10, die Reynolds rode in 
the H. 0. G. (Harley Owners Group) Toy 

"We all meet at the Harley dealer 
and dien drive to the Chambliss Home 
widi toys strapped to our bikes for the 
kids. In all, diere are about 300 or 400 
motorcycles," says Reynolds. "A lot of 
people decorate their bikes with gar- 

r a road m?-Auto Body instructor Kenny Reynolds 
Tracy look geared up for a scenic ride. Reynolds has 
Harleys and has built a reputation as a custom painter. 

land, wreaths, etc. It's a pretty big deal. 
Some people start planning for the rally 
in July. 

"Most people have a bad view of 
people who ride bikes," he says. "We 
aren't just a bunch of scruffy, bearded, 
beer drinkers. There are a lot of very 
professional people. Most that ride to- 
day are successful lawyers and doctors. 

"Some people live their success, 
and some ride it," he says. 

Reynolds says thai his goal for this 
year is to hand out Christian literature 

while riding. He and Pattyjo ordered 
pamphlets to keep in their saddle bags. 

"You don't know whose heart you 
can open up to the Lord," says 
Reynolds. "These people need to be 
saved too. You meet a lot of people 
while traveling. Many times we all just 
sit around talking for hours. It's nice to 
have something to give them to read 
when you part ways." 

Yes, Reynolds loves to ride with the 
wind. But, he says, "my real joy is the 
custom painting that I do." 

Reynolds, with ihe help of ■ 
Gary Stroud, friend and fellon 
biker, does original artwork f 
for gas tanks on Harleys. Ito | 
year he has painted o 

"Everybody wants flames I 
painted on their bikes," 
Reynolds. "Its a real ey< 
catcher." So eye catching, in I 
fact, that many of the bikes I 
that Reynolds has worked ODJ 
have won awards and trophies 
in bike shows. 

"The demand for Harley j 
Davidsons exceeds the pro- 
duction by a lot. For total I 
world sales, they only produ| 
189,000 machines a year," hj 
says. "There is a two year 
waiting List to get one. RigM 
now Harleys are the hottest 
selling thing in japan," j 
Used Harleys are even I 
more expensive dian buying brand I 
new. "The used bikes sell for more be- 
cause they are accessorized and cus- I 
tomized," he says. "The resale is be^f 
belief. You can buy a bike for$l2,0W 
one day and turn around a week later | 
and sell it for $14,000." 

Reynolds says he would R 
the country on a bike dressed in leaf | 
than simply hop on a bus or train, 
that much of a rush to be heard nuWj 
before you're actually seen on the rwg 
Why would someone spend so nm* 
time painting, polishing, and custo | 
ing their bike? . > 

•There ain't nothing like the «** 
in your face," he says. 


[ Full Duplex 
| Junkies 

business. Amy at AT&T might not have 
such a wonderful smile on her face. 
Pay-Per-View would fold. The Pony 
Express would ride again! Ah, if only 
phones wouldn't work. 

Sometimes I dream, I dream that 
1 waltz into my small dorm room, and 
there next to the fridge, is the answer- 
ing machine. But unlike all other typi- 
cal days in Bryan's life, the LCD 
screen reads 38. 1 leap over my 
clothes, run by the filing cabinet, 
around the keyboards and under my 
elevated bed and stop. Slowly I inhale. 
1 recogm'ze the salty taste of cold 
sweat on my lips. My trembling hand 
slowly reaches down, My finger 
touches the play button. 

"Monday, 11:32 p.m.... Hi, this 
is President Clinton. I was wondering 
if you would . . . beep beep beep 

My alarm goes off. I sit up, and 
exhale. Unsure of my memory in my 
lethargic stale, I turn to the black box 
of doom. The answering machine. 
"'No! It can't be! It was only a dream," 
I scream, waking my roomie up. Dis- 
traught, I plop my Itead down on the 
pillow in time to miss die desk lamp 
that once sat beside my living-mate's 

Maybe one day it will happen. 
Maybe one day I wilt come back from 
class and not be able to study because 
1 have to return phone catls all night. 
But who am 1 kidding. 

Nobody ever calls me. 

Nobody ever calls me, 
I don't understand. It seems like 
iWHild get ;it least one or two phone 
Us a day from people asking if this 
the Rush line and if they were on 
air. But no, not even one call aver- 
day, (And my roommate has 
We all like 10 get phone calls. I 
I know, somewhere out there, 
nieoiie is reading this dunking, "I 
e calls!" Well that's fine. 
the people that get more 
one calls in one day than the 
pare of what 1 get in a week. 
They gel calls in the morning dur- 
I breakfast. They get diem on their 
Uular phone on the way to work. 
get rung on their lunch break, 
drive to Krispy Kreme, watching 
and at least six times while they 

die bathroom. 
Often I wonder what might hap- 
e entire phone grid would 

\bw jijiidcmoiiiiim would lunge 
once calm fives. People ev- 
iieiv would he militant-. Riots 
Id break out at the savings and 
and Jimmy Stewart wouldn't 
be there to save the day. 
Thousands of couples woidd 
up because. . . "he didn't even 
Movie theaters would go out of 

1 995's top ten failed 
New Year's resolutions 

From our Home Office at igloo Bay, Alaska, or it could he 

Term., but we'll wail until spring when we see Dary/'s shadow for certain. 

Darvl Cole 

Victor Czerkasii 

10. "Let's remodel the C.K. for fall registration." 

9. "We will go to bed earl — snoooore." 

8. "Stop complaining about men and see that they are, underneath, guys who 

can give up football anytime." 
7. "I promise to come up with more creative dates that don't include Friday 

night vespers." 
6. "1 will do what I want (it's not like it wall be printed on the from page of the 

5. "This is the year I won't eat as much." 
4. "Well, 1 promise to eat less than some mammalian life forms," 
3. "I will not get married before I graduate. Really." 
2. "You will never End me going through the embarrassment as a Southern 

Gong Show contestant." 
1. "I will always respect the uniform of a Campus Safety officer." 


January 25, pjj 


Has the government 
shutdown affected your life? 

"II affected me second hand, by 

hearing aboul friends and church 

members going through hard limes." 

Dowiia Ciirren 

Elementary Education Freshman 

sn'l affected me directly." 

Alyson Marlon 

Marketing Sophomore 

"It hasn't yet, but it will when 

I apply for a passport." 

Frank DiMemmo 

Instructional Media Director 

"1 didn't hear about it unul 

lifter it happened. 1 didn't 

affect me very much." 

Rebecca Stinson 

History Sophomore 

What New Year's resolution 
did you break first? 

"I only made one and I haven't 
broken it yet. It's to eat no meat." 
Jason Ash 
Religion Education Sophomore 

"To get to bed by midnight every day." 
Amy McDottgle 
Public Relations Junior 

"I haven't broken it. My resolution 
is to keep my grades up." 
Lara Giles 
Nursing Sophomore 

"1 have a rule not to make them 
because I feel guilty when I break them." 
Rachelle Willey 
Elementary Education freshman 

Community Calendar 


The Airplane in Art: Aviation Paint- 
ings by Sam Lyons Jr. — Hunter Mu- 
seum, thru Jan. 28 
Visual Geography Cartography Ex- 
hibit — Chattanooga Nature Center, Jan. 
29-March 17 

Paintings of the Oregon Coast by Dale 
Cleaver — Hunter Museum, thru Feb. 4 
Black History Month — Chattanooga 
African-American Museum, Feb. 1-29 
About Paces — Creative Discovery Mu- 
seum, Feb, I-April 30 
Family Under Fire and Black in Bine 
and Gray — exhibits, Regional History 
Museum, Feb. 1-29 

Immortality— -River G;dleiy, Feb. 1-29 
OH Painting for Beginners — class at 
Hunter Museum, beginning in February 
Beginning Paux Finish — class at 
Hunter Museum, beginning in February 
Advanced Paux Finish — class at 
Hunter Museum, beginning in February 
A Graphic Odyssey; Romare Bearden 
as Printmaker — Hunter Museum, Feb. 



A ccent Eye 

Photos: David Gto>a/ 

3-April 7 

Cress Gallery of Art Exhibit— VIC 

Fine Arts Center, Feb. 5-29 


Chattanooga Boat Show — Chatta- 
nooga Convention & Trade Center, Jan. 

Electronics Sale and Show — Chatta- 
nooga Convention & Trade Center, Feb. 


Blanket— Lynn Wood Hall. Jan. 27, 
3:30 p.m. 

ItaCadek department of Music 
Chamber Music Concert — Hayes Con- 
cert Hall, Jan. 26,8p.m. 
David Burgess Guitar Concert — 
Ackerman Auditorium, Jan. 30, 8 p.m. 
The Kronos Quartet — University of the 
South, Guerry Auditorium, Jan. 31,8 

Southern College Pops Concert — Ues 
RE. Center, Feb. 3 

Symphony Concerto Concert — Col- 
legedale Church, Feb. 4, 8 p.m. 
Collage Concert. Woodwind 6 Strings 

Ensemble — Hunter Museum, Feb. 4, 3 


Roll In the Aisle — A farce by Marc 
Camoletti, C.C. Bond Auditorium, Chat- 
tanooga State, Jan. 26-Feb. 10 
Don't Dress for Dinner — C.C. Bond 
Auditorium, Chattanooga State, Jan, 26- 
27, Feb. 1-4,8-11 

Merry Wives of Windsor — Shakespeare 
comedy, Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre, 
UTC Fine Arts Center, Feb. 8-9, 16-17, 8 
p.m.;Feb.ll. 2:30 p.m.; Feb. 12 & 15, 
7 p.m. 


Picture Bride — International Film Se- 
ries, a Japanese picture. Hunter Mu- 
seum, Jan. 26-27, 7:30 p.m.; Center for 
Advanced Technology, Room C-30, Chat- 
tanooga State, Jan. 29, 2:20 p.m. 
Children of Paradise — International 
Film Series, a French film, Hunter Mu- 
seum, Feb. 2-3, 7:30 p.m.; Chattanooga 
State, Feb. 5, 2:20 p.m. Gail Levin, an 
Edward Hopper biographer, will lecture 
prior to screening. 

Concert Series 

A yearly tradition of local talent, lte\\ 
concerts will lake place in Miller 
Plaza's Waterhouse Pavilion until 
Feb. 13, after which they will belli 
Bessie Smith Hall. Call 265-0771 fii | 
more information. 

Jan. 30 

Robinson, Ellington & Wilbanks— I 


Less Kerr & the Bayou B-.uid — cajun J 

Feb. 6 

Angle Apcro — acoustic duo ,^ 

Ralph Chislom— jazz funk 

Feb. 13 

Jazz Band — contemporary jazz 

Skin Deep— R & B 

Feb. 20 

The House Flayers— Rock trio 

Richard Tate Band— blues/rock 

Feb. 27 

Love, Peace and Happiness— 70" 

Rhapsody & Blues— rodonJl|«j 

Accent quiz 

Think you know what's in these pictures? Be the first person to telljacque at KS's place 
and win a free /tafflfoMJO (any sandwich, soda or fruit drink, and chips). 

1. How long has Southern talked about a name change* 

2. What's the new CK opening date? 

3. Name three professors pursuing their Ph.D. ■ j 

4. What kind of motorcycle does Kenny Reynolds own. 

5. Who ransacked Barbie's house? ? 

6. How many phone messages did Bryan get in his dre* 

Win a free slush at KR's Place when you answer d^ 
AcciwQuh questions correctly. Submit entries i 

Volume 51 No. 10 Februan'22, 1996 



Politics galore 

Political pundits unite — From 
campus politics lo national 
primaries, SA president to the 
Republican nomination, look 
no further than pages 8-11. 

Weekend Weather 

Today— Partly sunny and 
warm. High near 70. 
Friday— Partly sunny, unsea- 
sonably warm. High near 75. 
Saturday— Partly cloud y and 
cooler, chance of showers. 
High near 65. 

enate calls for pay cut, president gives up all 

Quaus lodging and a $& per day diem to pay ChacTGrundy, say they have not expert- "He's a faithful e-mail checker." 

SA President Jeremy Stoner is giving 
after vetoing a senate 

ution to reduce his salary. 

[he resolution would have reduced 
salary by 75 percent. 

iloner says he vetoed the resolution 

use of the precedent it would set. 

ko questions its constitutionality. 

However, in an effort to compro- 
be is voluntarily giving up his sal- 
r the rest of the school year, on 

ondition that SA reimburse him for 


Stoner will be reimbursed 22 cents 

rile for each trip to Southern, plus 


for meals. 

Stoner will also seek reimburse 
ment for long-distance phone calls. 

Stoner says he will not go above 
$825 left of the salary allotted him by 
this year's budget. The SA president's 
total salary per year is currently $2,200 

The reason for the senate's pro- 
posed reduction, according to the reso- 
lution, is because "other executive offic 
ers have had to take additional respon- 
sibilities upon themselves," due to 
Stoner's absence from campus. 

But all of the officers, with the ex- 
ception of Executive Vice President 

Grundy, say they have not experi- 
enced a heavier work load. 

"I was busier when he was here," 
says Executive Secretary Beck Boiling. 

And, most officers say no senators 
talked with them about their work 
loads. In fact, only Grundy was ap- 
proached by senators wishing to investi- 
gate the issue before the resolution was 

"Several of them came and asked 
about the variety of things that I had to 
do," says Grundy. 

Officers report they have no prob- 
lem communicating with Stoner via tele- 
r e-mail when they need to. 

a faithful e-mad checker," 
says Joker Editor Bianca Kurti. 

Stoner "is putting in just as much 
effort as he did when he was here. He 
gets the job done," adds Social Vice 
President Peter Hwang. 

One senator, Jeff Staddon, says he 
thinks Stoner's counterproposal and 
compromise is good enough for him. 

Senator Aaron Raines agrees. "He 
has given us what we asked for." 

Senators James Wibberding and 
Heather Pomianowski say they need 
more time to discuss the issue. 

The other senators were not avail- 
-.tbli 1 for comment. 

.. Uimm-JuniorKostya Polin takes lime from bis pressing schedule to do the traditional Valentines 
I. Many Southern couples, couples-to-be, friends and acquaintances took part in the yearly ritual. 

ihly to Loma Linda for medical treatment 

. / ..... i«. .. u.i.i » Afi»r «™.ral blond tests and bion- "I'll be set up with a cod 


esident Don Sahly left for Loma 
his Yveek with his wife, Weslynne. 
"II be gone for about seven 
undergoing treatment at Loma 
Medical Center for cancer. 

"It's hard to put your life on hold," 
Sahly says about being gone. "But that's 
what I've got to do." 

Sahly says doctors at Erlanger Hos- 
pital in Chattanooga noticed something 
was amiss during a routine physical. 

After several blood tests and biop- 
sies, the diagnosis was prostate cancer. 

"I have something that you don't 
know you have," says Sahly. "If some- 
one would have told me a month ago, 
'You have cancer,' I would have said 
•Wliere?' It's kind of a shock." 

Hotvever, there are several things in 
Sahly's favor. Doctors say the cancer is 
small. And, better yet, they've caught it 

Sahly will be in touch with Southern 
about every other day while he's gone. 

"I'll be set up with a computer and 
e-mail," he says. 

Also secretary Jeanne Davis has his 
address (which she offers lo anyone 
wishing to send messages or cards to 
the Sahlys.) 

Sahly is looking forward lo being 
back on campus in mid-April. 

"It's scary," he says. "You don'l 
Yvant to put everything on hold, but you 
do what you have to do." 

"He's resilient," says Davis. "He'll 
do OK." 




Roof leaks havoc 

. p "°"i:|»ibJ 

Jennifer Arhcas 

"I wish I had a nickel for every lime 
dial 1 have had the roof repaired," says 
Professor of Education Jon Green, "I'd 
be rich." 

Strong words? Nol really. 
Summeronr Hall's leaky roof is a recur- 
ring problem. And die water is a real 
threat to the 2 1st century classroom. 

Two keyboards were ruined last 
lime it rained, even though the equip- 
ment was covered in plastic. 

It's one of Green's big frustrations. 

The problem is caused by a flat 

roof. When it rains, the water collects in 

the middle and has nowhere to drain. 

Efforts have been made to fix the 
roof. But die last lime die roof was 
fixed, even more holes were made by 
die weight of the men and equipment. 

"Every Sme we fix it diere's another 
leak," says Associate Vice-President for 
Finance Helen Durichek. "The roof is 
just too fragile. Flat roofs have problems 
because there's so much water diat 
stands on them." 

Transcript tips 

Todd McFariand 

A student recently had a rude awak- 
ening to die workings of Wright Hall. 

In October, he requested dial his 
transcripts be sent to a physical dierapy 
school. But rccendy, however, he re- 
ceived word from the school that his 
admission request was being deleted 
because the transcripts never arrived. 

How can you keep a similiar night- 
mare from happening to you? It just 
takes one phone call, according to 
Records Director Joni Zier. 

Most off-campus requests for tran- 
scripts, she says, are followed up with 
phone calls to be sure the documents 
were sent. But few on-campus requests, 
like those from students, are ever 
checked up on, 

Calling Student Finance won't hurt 
cither, since a student's account must be 

clear before transcripts are released. 

The responsibility for making sure 
everything is in order rests with the stu- 
dent, says Assistant Student Finance Di- 
rector Donna Myers. 

"We have a limited number of 
people working here," she says. Her 
workers, she says, can't spend much 
time tracking down whether or not pa- 
perwork is in for student requests. 

So what happened to the above 
physical therapy hopeful? After talking 
with Smdent Finance, he says he under- 
stands how the mishap could have been 
prevented. In fact, he says, both depart- 
ments even offered to help correct die 

"They offered to next-day mail my 
transcripts, if the school would accept 

for Green and his 
new hi-tech equip- 
ment, there are no 
plans for roof reno- 

"There's not 
much we can do," 
says Durichek, "but 
keep on patching." 


Professor Jon 
Green says the 
leaky Summerour 
could put bis 21st 
Century class- 
room in danger. 

Conference Center floods 

Andrea Chrotman 

One evening two weeks ago, Junior 
J J. Gless found her dorm room a 
wreck. Her belongings were moved, 
and die carpet was soaked. 

A water pipe in the first floor 
breezeway between the Conference Cen- 
ter and the girls' dorm burst after freez- 
ing during die recent ice storm. 

Close to an inch of water covered 
die floor of die breezeway. Two rooms 
in the Conference Center and one room 
in die dorm were also flooded, but 

Gless's room was the only one occu- 

"It's belter dian I thought it would 
be," Gless says. None of her personal 
belongings were damaged, and with the 
help of two dehumidifiers the musdness 
has gone away. 

The new carpet in the breezeway 
will probably need to be reglued, ac- 
cording to Thatcher Hall Dean Beverly 

The pipe has been fixed. But, the 
damp smell in die breezeway hasn't. 


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purvey finds women unhappy 


oes the nineteenth amendment 
By at Southern College? 

Yes, Thatcher Hall women can vote, 
L according to an informal survey by 
Freshman Suni Rosario, they do not 
equal dorm rights, 
i wanted to know people's opin- 
Rosario says, "because I don't 
Unk the dorms are equal." 

That's why she surveyed 44 women 
id 17 men on Thatcher rules. 

Sixty-tine percent of the ladies sur- 
jtd think Thatcher rules are too 
lief Only 24 percent of men feel their 

rules are too stringent. 

The survey found that a majority of 
men tltink Thatcher residents have 
fewer dorm privileges than Talge resi- 

"The guys have a pool table and a 
Ping-Pong table," Rosario says. "All we . 
have is a TV and flowers painted on the 
chairs and tables." 

"When it comes to recreation," 
says Thatcher Dean Sharon Engel, 
"their needs are different. We bad a 
Ping-Pong table, but no one used it. So 
we removed it." 

Much discontent steins from 

Thatcher safety regulations. 

"Tlie rule book is the same," 
Rosario says, "but it's not fair for girls 
to have one entrance while guys have 

"Our dorm safety is different," 
Engel says. "Not many guys get raped." 

Rosario conducted the survey for 
her English Composition 102 class, and 
is thinking about submitting her report 
to Thatcher deans. 

"I just want them to give us the 
benefit of the doubt," Rosario says, 
"and hear our point of view." 

dancer message gets attention 

Photo: J. Mjchau Cauos 

jish Professor Helen Pyke 
that her students will challenge 
world as novelists, jonrnalisls, and 
:ls. They have a much higher chance 
being challenged with breast cancer. 
Pyke records the following statistics 
her latest book Cancer at 3 a. m. : 
ilween five and 1 of my female stu- 
from any given year will develop 
(cancer . . . Between five and 10 
jfhe young men in my classes will be 
women who get breast can- 

SiatJstJcs ;dso show that women 
a better than 80 percent chance 
ivery" with treatment. But, says 
no one hears about those who 
e survived. 

"So many women experience can- 
n't talk about it," she says, 
en going through prostate 
Beer. We only hear about the dead." 
1 So she talked about it. And lots of 
ble listened. 

tCancera!3a.m. was published in 
(ember. By the end of December, 
peoples had sold. 
It's sold far better than any book 
Titten," Pyke says. "And it's re- 
ftd Ear more attention than anything 

Author at home— Helen Pyke, English professor and author, talked candidly about 
her bout with breast vainer in her hook I ..nicer At 3 a.m. 

I've written. ' 

Three Angels Broadcasting Network 
has asked her to participate in a taped 
interview on March 6. The Adventist Me- 
dia Center, headed by former Southern 
graduate Charles Byrd, has asked her to 
participate in a live call-in interview on 
March 5. 

Pyke expects questions to be simi- 
lar to those asked in face-to-face en- 

counters. For example, did the chemo- 
therapy make you sick to your stomach? 

"Women with breast cancer need to 
feel that they have a support system," 
she says. "It's important for them to see 
life, joy, and fun after breast cancer." 

That's what she wanted to accom- 
plish. And judging from the number of 
responses, she's succeeded. 

Survey results 

Percentages of those surveyd who 

agreed with statements: 

Men who live in 

Women 91% 

the dorm have 

Men 71% 

more privileges 

than die women. 

The women's 

Women 77% 

dorm should have 

Men 71% 

equal entertain- 

ment in the recre- 

ation room as the 

men have in 


Rules and regula- 

Women 61% 

tions placed on 

Men 41% 

women in the 

dorm are too 


Women and men 

Women 91% 

should have the 

Men 76% 

same privileges in 

the dorm. 

Rules and regula- 

Women 34% 

tions placed on 

Men 18% 

men in the dorm 

are too lenient. 

Security doors in 

Women 45% 

the women's 

Men 53% 

dorm effectively 

keep the women 


The rules and 

Women 14% 


Men 47% 

placed on women 

are equal com- 

pared to diose 

placed on men in 

the dorm. 

Itus scholarship shaping up to be biggest in Journalism Department 

1 used for scholarship while die principle 

will not be touched. 

The first scholarship from diese 
funds will be awarded in the 1996-97 
school year, after it has had a year to 
accumulate interest. 

Specified for print Journalism, 
broadcasttng, or public relations ma- 
jors, die scholarship will be the largest 
the Journalism and Communicadon De- 
partment has. 

Current Journalism Department 
scholarships award $300 per year. 

Recipients of the scholarship will 

it Candy 

Mthin twenty-four hours of her 

i the memory of Allison Titus fresh 
far hearts and minds, die Student 
[nation felt that an Allison R. Titus 
jlorial Scholarship fund would be 
flhing that would honor her 
lory for years to come. 

* chose to plant the seed with 
JO including $ 1,000 in reserve 
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with Allison's zest for life to contribute 
to Southern like she did," says SA Presi 
dent Jeremy Stoner. 

The Development Office says that 
an alumni hind will match SA funds. 
And currendy, about $3,800 has come 
into the Development Office from 
friends of the family. 

Adding the different sources to- 
gether shows approximately a $13,800 
fund that, if put into a money market 
account would earn about $800 per 
year, calculated at current interests 
rates. The interest will be the money 

be determined by the Journalism faculty. 
Recipients must have a minimum G.RA. 
of 2.75. 

"Financial need is a factor, but not 
the only factor," says Dr. Pam Harris 
chair of the Journalism and Communi- 
cadon department. "Students must dis- 
play an enthusiasm for their chosen 
field and make a contribution on and 
off campus in that field like Allison did. 

"I think Allison would be pleased 
to have her memory honored in this 
way." says Harris. 


Local News 

February 22, 199J 

Public safety department headline 

Pnut |. Sax 

Most southerners cannot drive in 

Fortunately, in Collegedale, nol 
many iried during die lasl dusting. 

"We didn't have any accidents the 
first few days of the storm," Public 
Safety Director Bill Rawson says. "We 
only had a few very minor accidents the 
last few days when people started get- 
ting cabin fever." 

There may not have been many ac- 
cidents to occupy the Public Safety 
Department's lime, but that does not 
mean they weren't busy. 

"We had four-wheel drives running 
the whole time trying to help tbe public 
works department clean the streets," 
says Rawson, "Many employees worked 
extra long shifts to keep things under 

The safely workers' jobs ranged 
from delivering groceries to people in 
treacherous areas, to taking people to 
work who work at essential jobs. Pull- 
ing people out of ditches was also a task 

of many of the workers. 

At the city commission meeting fol- 
lowing the storm, the city council mem- 
bers complimented the safety workers 
on handling the storm. 

"The whole department did an ex- 

ceptional job," said Commissioner 
Chuck Whidden. "They should all be 

With the storm in die past and ev- 
eryone singing die praises of the public 
safety department, Bill Rawson was 

Keep calm — 

Public Safety Director Bill Rawson 
says be and other city workers put in\ 
extra hours during the Feb. 2 ice | 
storm to keep things running 

faced with the question of just how he- 1 
roic his department actually was. 
"We were just doing our job," 
says modestly, " that's what we get paid I 

Recent ice storm totals WSMC tower 

Crystal Candy 

It was a quiet frigid morning on 
White Oak Mountain. Only Collegedale 
resident Ron Bunch heard the creaking 
sounds of WSMC's tower falling, not 
more than one hundred feet from his 

At 6:30 a.m., Feb. 2, Senior Sharon 
Wright received a call at WSMC inform- 
ing her of the accident. 

"In my opinion," says Doug Walter, 
WSMC engineer, "it was due to wind, 
ice, and poor construction thirty years 

The base, anchored to a cement 
slab in the ground, was uprooted. An- 
other large slab of cement, anchored to 
a guide wire a few hundred feet up the 
hill, ripped out of the ground and 
bounced, finally hitting the brick build- 
ing at die base of the tower. It left about 
a fonr-foot-long hole in the ground. The 
tower itself, which was 200 feet hill, is 
tangled among the trees. 

"Clean-up is in process right now," 

says Walter. 

The question of how long it will 
take to rebuild die tower still remains. 

"It will take two weeks to four 
months," says Walter, "depending on 
which contractor we choose." 

In die tower's absence WOMBA is 
temporarily broadcasting via antennae 
mounted on the site of the downed 
tower. The other two customers previ- 
ously renting space from the tower are 
on another temporary tower. 

Ouch-WSMC Engineer Doug Waller says he 's still cleaning this one up. He st 
tbe lower is a total loss. 


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Chile [lie race for the 
blican nomination 
d up last week across 
alion, Soutliern GOP fans 
n their support rally here 
ie home front, 
hesday evening, Feb. 13, 
nail but enthusiastic 
d of students and local 

Is gathered in the stu- 
center to register for the 

y election and to hear 
laiforms of the Republi- 
Even Zach Wamp was 

a telephone for the 

The Republican revolu- 
is iilive and well," he told 
i assembled. "We gotta ' 

Republican president" 

implish the Republican 
da, he said, 

Cox, district attorney for 
lilton County, encouraged students 
ecomc a part of their government by 
g part in the March and November 

It's the only way to make a differ- 
," he said. "It's the only way to 

■ future." 
Both local elections and the Repub- 
primary election will take-plaee — 

Pi!.,!.-;Siu> SruiDiNf. DbLai 

Caught in the ta-Junior Tyson Wille}> looks over Sophomore Greg Zinke 's shoulder as he 
Jills out a voter registration form at the Republican Club 's recent voter registration rally 

the student center. 

March 12. 

Events like the Republican Rally are 
sponsored by Southern's Republican 
club, a group that forms during major 
election years, according to Stan Hobbs, 
the club's sponsor. 

"We've been very active every time 
there's been a main election," he says. 
The club primarily promotes student 
participation in community campaign 

Let's Keep 


Hamilton County 

Assessor of 

"A Record of Service 
and Leadership" 

Republican Primary 

March 12, 1996 

"In 1988 Elizabeth Dole came to 
Southern and spoke for assembly," says 
Hobbs. Students have dined with Gerald 
Ford, and Hobbs says he even got the 
opportunity to meet Barbara Bush. 

Most of all, he says, it's important 
"to get people involved in the process of 
a representative government. The more 
you have citizen involvement, the better 

Club participants met Wednesday to 
plan activities for the upcoming presi- 
dential race. After that's over, says 
Hobbs, "it will kind of die out until the 
next election." 

McKee cleans 
sewer line break 

Robert Hopwooo 

Thursday afternoon, a leak was dis- 
covered in a McKee Foods sewer line, 
according to Ruth Garren, McKee com- 
munication and public relations man- 

The sewer line break was caused by 
a root that invaded a joint and caused it 
to split, says Garren. The leak was lo- 
cated along Apison Pike, past Talent 

The how-tos 
of voting on 
super Tuesday 

Meunie Vincent 

Attention all registered voters: 
Local elections will be held Tues., 
March 12, at the Election Commis- 
sion for Hamilton County. 

When you arrive to vote, you will 
find a ballot full of possibilities. Be- 
sides finding a long list of people 
committed to supporting the various 
presidential candidates, you will find 
other names and positions a little 
more close to home. 

The ballot will include two men 
running for Assessor of Property: Bill 
Bennett and Ron Henderson. District 
Attorney General Hill Cox is running 
unchallenged. L Marie Williams is 
also running unchallenged for circuit 
court judge. 

The Collegedale precinct will be 
open for voting from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
at Collegedale City Hall. 

The Republican club will be 
sponsoring a van to take students to 
Collegedale precinct to vote on 
March 12. 

The service is free to all stu- 
dents. Club sponsor Stan Hobbs says 
the van will leave every 30 minutes in 
front of Wright Hall, beginning at 1 1 
a.m., with the last van leaving at 7 

An early voting period will be 
held between February 21 and March 
v College-dale city hall will be one of 
the early voting sites, with voting end- 
ing (his afternoon. For more infor- 
mation about voting early, call Col- 
legedale city hall or the Election 
Commission lor more information. 

The Tennessee Department of Envi- 
ronment and Conservation was notified 
immediately, and (he clean up was done 
according to regulation. The soil was 
dug up, and cleanup finished by Friday 

According to Garren, no sewage 
reached Wolflever Creek, and there was 
no contamination. 

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not to vote for in SA elections 

Stacy Spauldinc DeLay 

Intrigued by the headline? Well, 
here's the answer: anyone involved in 
tilts year's SA senate. That means sena- 
tors and executive officers. 

It's rare thai I've used this editorial 
space to speak out against a person or 
group of people particularly. But I've 
got to do it this time. 

I want to tell you what I can't say in 
an unbiased journalistic article. I want 
to tell you why I am abhorred at this 
year's senate. The real scoop. And if you 
want to hear it, keep reading. 

It often seems mat the senate 
doesn't get much done. In fact, it's al- 
most like it was designed that way. 
(Some student voice, eh?). 

But this year, between an executive 
officer who gives the senate no clear 
direction, and senators who would like 
to appease personal grudges, I am sick- 
ened with student government. 

Sure, we've all heard about issues 
senate's spent time on this year and in 
past years that we think are impractical. 
Getting Taco Bell and laundry machines 
to take BO cards, TV's in the dorm, and 
Guest editorial — 

shorts in die cafe. Some of these are 
annual favorites — those of us observing 
elections slosh through diem every year 
in our waist-high waders. 

And in all fairness, this year, senate 
has done one admirable thing. They've 
donated $5,000 to establish the Allison 
R. Titus Memorial Scholarship Fund, 
creating the biggest scholarship ever in 
the Journalism Dept. (Even that wasn't 
without a struggle in the beginning.) 

But there's more to it. 

I've attended two senate meeting so 
far this year. And what I've seen hasn't 
been pretty. 

I've seen senators g 
each other, putting pressure on those 
who didn't agree with the majority, and 
holding secret unofficial meetings. 

I've even seen senators pulling out 
a noose for the SA president, claiming 
he was putting undue pressure on the 
rest of die SA officers by his abscence. 

They only investigated the issue with 
one officer: the one that would have 
been promoted to fill the position, 
should the current president resign. 

They never even called the rest of 
us. Never even asked. They claim 
they're acting in the best interests of the 

SA. Yet, they've shown me they're n 
even interested in how SA really runs, ] 

One senator even told an Accent \ 
reporter that he didn't diink it was the I 
business of die student body to know I 
what the senate does. 

"They don't need to be sticking 
dieir nose into everything we do," he 1 
said. (Obviously, he hasn't heard the I 
term "elected representative.") ] 

The candidates running for SA of- j 
fice who are involved in senate thisytad 
tout their experience. But it's not the ] 
kind of experience I'm interested in. 

A vote for these students, however] 
sincere they might be, is a vote for morl 
politics, bickering, and petty feuds, | 

It's a vote for a student government! 
who gives lip service to student intereslj 
and SA, but does little or no investiga- 
tion into issues beforehand. 

And it is a vote for students using 
senate "power" to punish those they 
hold personal grudges against. 

These senators, and those member 
who running for SA office, do not reprcfl 
sent me. Or my interests, Are they rep- 1 
resenting yours? 

The real story of black history at Southern 

Todd McFariand 

If college is about shattering your 
preconceived ideas, Southern did its job 
well during assembly when Donald 
Blake spoke. 

I'm sure you remember what he 
said. As a black student from Oakwood 
in 1950, traveling to Southern with a 

musical group, he was not allowed to 
eat in the cafeteria. 

1 knew that the south was segre- 
gated prior to the 60s. I was aware of 
the restrictions placed on blacks with 
Jim Crow laws. I had also known that 
many Adventists were just as racist as 
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What I had not realized was exacdy 
how close to home racism hit. 

In my own investigadon, I found the 
local Ku Klux Wan would keep a close 
eye on visiting black students' where- 
abouts and sleeping arrangements. Oc- 
casionally, a cross or two was even 
burned. (Read it for yourself in Dennis 
Pettibone's Century of Challenge.) 

Prior to the landmark 1964 civil 
rights rulings, {and after), Southern was 
not an exception to the racism and big- 
otry of the south. Blacks did not at- 
tended this school, not because they 
chose to go to Oakwood, but because 
they were forced to. 

A black who wanted to attend 
Southern could not. It was against ad- 
mission policies. In fact, Southern did 
not integrate until 1965. (When the de- 
cision was announced in assembly stu- 
dents gave a standing ovation.) 

After that, Southern brought new 
meaning to tokenism. During those first 
few years the number of black students 
could literally be counted on one hand. 

When one faculty member asked if 
Southern could do more to recruit 
black students, he was told, by the col- 
lege president, to "sit down, sit down, 
we have enough trouble in the dorms as 
it is." 

But the most troubling aspect of all 
this is what it says about our beliefs. 

It wouldn't have been easy to stand 
up to the bigots and racists in the 

1950s. Southern would have 
der harsh pressure from both the com-l 
munity and constituents if it had admit-| 
ted black students. 

But Adventism lias n 
about what was easy. 

We claim to be a church that staukj 
for absolute truths regardless of 
society's opinion of us. We are suppofrj 
edly "God's pecubar people" who be- 1 
lieve itr the Bible and the Bible only. 1 

The sad fact is we are not that pe- J 
culiar, we were right in the mtiinslre«| 

Southern did not change until imj 
socially acceptable. What does this say T 
about that supposed difference beBtal 
Adventists and the rest of society! AppHJ 
entry, precious little. 

Instead of being an institution 
showing God's love for all people re- 
gardless of race, Southern wasn't pecu-l 
liar. They were just like everyone else j 

Southern has made changes since | 
the 60s in the number of minorities on | 
campus. However, Southern did n" 1 
make these changes because of immM 
held bebefs in equality for all. South" 1 ! 
changed because society was denuwl 
ing change. Southern simply, md s!™J 

As Adventists, we tike to think lh" j 
we will stand up for what is rigt 
gardless of society during the end """j 
Before we get overconfident about <*J 
ability, we need to look to our pas' 
may be shocked al what we find 

22, 1996 


letters to the Editors . . . 

JSA president says he's compromising with senate 

hard not to take things person- 
whcn you are attacked personally. 
1 moved into the position of SA 
idcnt after the resignation of Luis 

i the day after graduation. I oper- 
jnlhis position working 30-40 

a week for three months setting 
ommunily service day and prepar- 
er- the school year, all without the 
of an executive vice-president. 
I requested no extra reimburse- 
I for filling Wo jobs during this 
i, and my first pay check didn't even 
it until August, 
[ate in November of this school 

I received the surprising news that 
slemship for my Long-Term Health 

E Southern U" 
li't likely 

write this letter to you regarding 
iticle "Southern College may he- 
Southern U" (Lam 25 Accent). 
wutlirm cannot become a success- 
niUTsitv because of the nature of 
standards it upholds. 
Gad it hard to believe, concerning 
this campus, that any 
tyfor higher learning could exist 
and draw open-minded students, 
referring, of course, to the 
reed banning of an influential 
M'Julnl movie ^cbi /idler's List. 

was Carefully re- 
led and shot on the actual loca- 

i a trip to the University of Ten- 
al Knoxville last year, I was privi- 
to hear two surviving Schindler's 

testimonies of their experi- 
iuring the Holocaust, 
ten asked how the movie com- 
to their ordeal, they said they 
'pressed with the accuracy of the 
fail thai il was not graphic or vio- 
ougli to depict their actual expe- 

in the future, the administraUon 
s to become a university, it will 
' reverse the ruling on this movie. 
™ graduate and undergraduate 
Is seeking a higher educadon will 
Kt a university that has shown a 
^less to ban legitimate study ma- 
«*ich do not conform to its 

an in no way suggesting that we 
mine the Adventist standards that 
K Here at Southern College. I am 
'aytng that we need to rethink 
" may interpret these standards 
"force them. 

as banning and censorship 
»nant and study-worthy materials 
»»es here at Southern College, 
Km University will remain exactly 
' " now: an insubstantial dream. 
Ier Hammonds 

Care major would not be in nearby Ath- 
ens as told to me by my new employers 
but in Knoxville. This meant some fast 
footwork on my part to find a new 
apartment, a new job for my wife, and a 
way to keep SA running smoothly. 

All of my fellow officers were in- 
formed and their suggestions solicited. 
It seemed clear to me that all were will- 
ing to work togedier to keep this year 
running smoothly , . . with one excep- 
don, unknown to me. 

Without going into tedious and petty 
details, I found out less than three 
weeks ago that an apparent witch hunt 
was on. Granted there are several sena- 
tors who have conducted themselves 
admirably regardless of whether they 

agreed with me or not, but die majority 
whipped themselves into what I believe 
was an angry, punitive frenzy. 

They passed a resolution to cut my 
pay this semester by 75 percent, a ques- 
tionable move according to die constitu- 
tion; and a poor move according to the 
fact they had officially spoken to no SA 
officer until after the resoludon was 

I vetoed the resolution because il 
sets a dangerous precedent. Does this 
mean they could now cut the pay of the 
social V? if they didn't like a party, of 
the secretary if the dialler didn't come 
out on time? 

In the interest of returning reunions 
to normal between the senate and the 

'■ ' FiavRSAKD 

Plasma article misleading 

the exaggeration ;likI s.ux:;bni used. 

The credibility of the article was 
thoroughly shattered when Peter pinned 
a two-told lesson on the story. 

First, bodies are not exploited at 
plasma banks. And second, in God's 
eyes we all have a worth beyond imagi- 
nation, not simply giving a little plasma 
now and then. 
Melanie Miller 
Elementary Education Freshman 


I am writing in reference to "Life in 
Plasma World," (Feb. % Accent) 

The author made what is a very 
positive activity sound like a negative 
and degrading one. 

Another degradation I found was in 
the description of the medical person- 
nel. Doctors do not frequent plasma 
banks, much less doctors that are "as 
old as a first millennium non-preserved 


Another bogus element was the 
lack of a personal testimony. The de- 
scription sounds like a bad dream, no 
a testimony of the true conditions. 

Perhaps the most odious part v 

The article was not meant to be a 
journalistic account, but merely one 
person 's creative view. We are sorry 
that you were offended. —Eds. 

Rethink standards on bad news 


As Christians, we all agree that we 
should strive to be Christ-like in every 
thought, word, and acdon (Phil. 2:5). 

Our magazines, yearbooks, adver- 
tisements, and anything else published 
(or even performed) should be notice- 
ably different from the products of pub- 
Be institutions around us. 

A few glances at the front pages of 
the school newspaper this year reveal a 
stark contrast to Paul's advice in 
Ephesians 4:29 to speak good: 
October 5: "Southern Student Arrested, 
Charged widl Telephone Harassment" 
November 16; "Halloween tricks, not 
treats, peg local police" 
January 25: "Targe Rooms Burglarized" 

In the first and last incidents n 
tioned, a student was arrested and 
dropped out of school. Despite the con- 
fidential treatment diey may have re- 
ceived from deans or other school offi- 
cials, our last public words to these in- 
dividuals were not prayers or offers of 

Rather, we printed their names 
unashamedly on the front page of the 

But hey, it's all In die name of 
"good" journalism, isn't it? We must be 
aware of the injustices around us, right? 

Whde il is tnie that Christians need 
to be informed of current events, I 
question the concept of proper or 
"good" journalism. 

executive branch, I am voluntarily giv- 
ing up my pay for the rest of die semes- 
ter and am going to operate on ex- 
penses only, even though I believe it is 
much more important to keep SA run- 
ning than to continue to fight this battie, 
or to quit my job as president and open 
Pandora's box. 

I wdl continue to make at least 
weekly trips to Southern (I've made 
eight such 200 mile round trips thus 
far). I am available via internet and the 
phone and through the other SA offic- 
ers. I am here, as before, to serve you, 
the student body. 
Jeremy Stoner 
Long-Term Health Care Senior 

Student's death 
should be played 


I am greatly disappointed that when 

lellu'ng as tragic as the death of a 
fellow student falls upon this school, the 

e of die college, namely fa Accent, 
can't do more than put an article on 
some misguided senators wanting to 
remove the SA president as the top ar- 
ticle on the front page. 

The way fa Accent is folded, that is 
the first thing that anyone who picks 
one up sees and reads. Only then do we 
notice the article on Allison. 

I wasn't personally acquainted widi 
Allison but I can still sympathize with 
those who might feel that her death was 
placed second to the case of the sup- 
posedly delinquent SA president in our 
student paper. 

Hope you do better if it ever hap- 
pens again. 
Homer Trecartin 
Theology Sophomore 


Jesus, the master c 
handled public sin differently. In John 
chapter eight, he was confronted with 
someone who did something that was 
considered much worse. Her crime of 
adultery was punishable by death. 

But He turned the attention away 
from her. The only things he wrote were 
the sins of those whose hearts were 
hardened in trying to trap Jesus ... and 
he wrote them quietly in the sand so 
they could immediately be erased. 

Shouldn't we, like Jesus, love and 
respect people in the good and bad 
times, even while they are still sinners? 
If the issues deserve to be reported on 
and explored, I think we can do a better 
job of protecting those involved. 
Travis Patterson 
Theology Senior 


Campus Politics 


Student A«nriation candidate platforms 





Aaron Raines is a 
History sophomore 


Shervu Hamilton is a 
Nursing junior. 


Avery McDougu 

For so long the SA has been idle. Il is time to ignite 
the Dame and give SA some life and vision. It takes a 
spark to gel the flame going and I, Avery McDougle am 
the spark that wall gel the flame of SA going. 

As a candidate for SA President it is important to 
have a vision of what needs to be accomplished and 
the determination to accomplish the things envisioned. 
My vision for the SA is that it he more visible, person- 
able, belter organized, and that you the students get 
your money's worth. My sincere desire is to have an SA 
that will meet the wants and needs of the students in 
every aspecl be it spiritual, social or mental. 

Here at Southern we have a wide variety of stu- 
dents representing many countries and cultures, each 
with different desires and different interests. I believe 
the SA president should go beyond only continuing and 

Tom Roberts 

As SA President, I am committed to doing all I can 
do to ensure the following! 

A. To provide an atmosphere on campus that will as- 
sist the student body to find a closer walk with Christ. 

B. To have students know (hat when diey leave South- 
ern, there will be a job for them. This will be achieved 
through die SA's working in cooperation with the ad- 
ministration to expand our involvement in the opportu- 
nities fair and similar programs, 

.C. To help the students to be all they can be in men- 
tal, physical, and social areas. This goal would be 
reached through greater unity between SA and the 
other student organizations at Southern including PAW, 
the various academic clubs, etc. 
D. To positively represent Southern at the ALA conven- 

improving social activities and maintaining the statuJ 
quo. 1 envision die SA president to be the spokespa. j 
son for each of these different sects of students. I 

Having been at Southern for three years and 
served in the capacity of Student Association social 1 
vice president, student senator and circulation and " J 
PR manager for Accent, i have been seasoned forthel 
lask ahead of me, and I have learned many tilings. ] 
One, diat the students of Southern want a represenla-l 
tive to the sometimes arbitrary administration; some] 
one who will stand up and defend die rights of every 1 
student; someone who is willing to ignite the flame. ■ 

As a candidate for SA president I'm not present- 
ing a platform full of empty promises but one with tfae] 
promise to lake my vision for the SA and make it a ] 
reality. I have the spark. Now you must ignite the 
flame. Vote Avery McDougle your next SA president. 

tion. This is the intercollegiate meeting between the 
student associations of various Adventist schools in ] 
which ideas are shared concerning what worked, audi 
what did not in their schools. 
E. As far as issues such as TVs in the dorm, dress ' 
code, and others, there is a temptation around SAelea 
tion time to come out with guns blazing, saying that Iff 
SA president expects to dictate school policy. This is 
not the job of the SA Presidenl. These issues are sen 
issues, and they are addressed by various senate cot 
mittees. In addition, these issues, while sometimein 
teresting, usually cause the SA to lake what may be 
construed as an adversarial relationship with the ad-1 
ministration. I ask students to make sure their st 
are listening to them. 

Executive vice president 

Aaron Raines 

Each year students of Southern who choose to ru 
for Student Association offices ,ire asked to provide a 
platform telling iheir fellow students what their goals 
are for SA. 

I have been fortunate during the past year to be a 
member of die student senate. While serving on the 

senate I have had the opportunity to work closelywiflfj 
the current executive vice-president in formatting so 
much needed amendments to the SA constitution. 

If I were elected, my first priority would be, of j 
course, to see that the student senate operates well 

Other than that my biggest goal would be io conj 
tinue die work of revising the constitudon. 

Social vice president 

Shervli A. Hamilton 

I, Sheryll A. Hamilton, am the second of live sib- 
lings. I am a junior nursing major, from Ocala, Fla. 

I have many creative ideas that will help make the 
social events here at Southern worthwhile for the stu- 
dents. 1 plan to lake the stance of student advocate. I 
want to be the voice of the students, and address their 
questions, concerns, and comments. 

1 plan to provide quality entertainment that stu- 
dents will enjoy. I am certain that this can be done. 

1 was on the debate team three years in high 
school, youth activities director for my church two 

Jeff Swddon 


Variety, quality and fun social interaction. These 
will be the qualitites we plan to bring lo SA social 
events next year. By using a wide variety of activities we 
hope to involve more students in each activitiy. 

years, Adventist Junior youth leader for Wo years, a 
I am currently the secretary for the Black Christian j 
Union here at Southern. 

I have coordinated many social events with liiesw 
positions. I intend to use my experiences to help m6jf 
out in the office of social vice-president when el 

Currently, there is a need for more social acthiji 
on Saturday nights. Social interaction is part of coueg 
life, and programs must be quality-based for siuderjl 

There would be no Student Association withoullj| 

Through these we hope to catch the interest of, a 
provide quality entertainment for, every Southern s»| 

Most of all we hope to make the SA activities"] 
positive and enjoyable influence on campus nextffl 

|Eif Staddou, left, is a Computer Science sophomore. 
Lonnie Wimewmg ts a Theology junior. 

Campus Poijttcs 

Student Association candidate platforms 

Heidi BoGGS,/<y?, is a Print journal- 
ism and Public Relations junior. 
Christina Hogan is an English and 
Print Journalism junior. 

Southern Accent editors 

Hum Boggs 
Christina Hogan 

Our goal for [he Accent is lo unify Southern by in- 
cluding your voices in the paper. We will create a pa- 
per that you can relate to by presenting issues and in- 
formation that you want lo read. Instead of rehashing 
old news, we will present it in a fresh way that will in- 
terest you. 
Our goals: 

• sections written by you, the student 

• debate columns 

• more features about students and faculty 

• keep old favorites like Top Ten and bring back 
Campus Quotes 

• comprehensive calendar of arts and entertainment 

• reviews and critiques 

• a contemporary face-lift of \he Accent's layout and 

• more writing and photo contests 
Our qualifications: 


• double major in English ami print journalism 

• worked as a reporter and news coordinator for 

• published in i\k Albany Herald, Hamilton 
County News-Leader, mA Accent 

• writes press releases for the Publications office 

• two-lime winner of die Wi Accent writing con- 


• double major in print journalism and public rela- 

• internship in public relations and philanthropy 

• published in the Valley Daily News, News-Leader, 
White Memorial Medical Center Foundation news- 
letter, andAccent 

• editor of Transcript and PAW newsletters 

We believe having two editors will benefit Out Accent. 
We will each bring our different experiences, tal- 
ents, and views lo create a more balanced paper. 

Robert Hopwood 

Choices. We constantly have lo make them, and it 
is time to decide who will be the ae\l Accent editor. 

As a journalism major, I have had the opportunity 
to work closely with Stacy Delay and Larisa Myers as a 
reporter for die Accent and learn bow the Accent is 

My articles have appeared in almost every issue of 
the Accent, and they have covered a wide range of top- 
ics. They include the proposed sides tax increase for 
Hamilton county, the expected impact of Winn-Dixie on 
(he Village Market, Collegedale road improvements, 
and the costs of Soudiem's recycling program. 

Through my reporting 1 have bad die opportunity 
to not only get to know the Southern faculty and ad- 

ministration but also community leaders. Hill Magoon, 
Collegedale city manager, jus! thanked me and the ytc- 
cent for the job we have done covering community is- 
sues and as Accent editor 1 will continue to do that. 

Next year my goals are to thoroughly cover the up- 
coming presidential election so Accent readers will be 
able to make an informed choice, keep the student 
body informed with what is happening in the SA, keep 
community students informed with what is happening 
on campus, and create a forum for open discussion of 
current issues. I will also provide readers with an on- 
line version of the Accent. 

A newspaper should fulfill die needs of all its read- 
ers, and as Accent editor I will produce a paper that 

Merriiyn Carey is a Business 
Management freshman. 

Zach Gray, left, is a Computer- 
Aided Art freshman. Ruthie Kekr /. 
a Braodcasl Journalism fresh- 

Southern Memories editor 

Merrilyn Carey 

My platform is radier simple— I want the year- 
book to be something that represents the altitude of 
the student body, the spirit of the campus, and the 
events of the school year. 

Some students who are going away as student mis- 
sionaries next year have said lo me, "Make sure the 
yearbook tells me what went on— that's the only way 
I'll know what happened while I was gone." My goal 

for the yearbook staff is for us to work logedicr as a 
team and lo be responsive to die events around us. 

I bring four years of experience to the yearbook. 
At Sacramento Advenlist Academy, I was on the year- 
book staff for four years. During my junior year, 1 was 
assistant editor, and I served as editor during my se- 

success, and I am looking forward lo the opportunity. 

Festival Studios co-producers 


You know you want it— memories, music, and a 
fun way lo end die year. You want to see pictures of 
.your best friends and the year's highlights. We will de- 
liver an entertaining yet professional slide show. 

Most of our experience came from producing a 
two-hour slide show in 1995. It had 5,000 slides, 17 
projectors and contained computer animadon and ere 
ative sequences. This show covered a year of student 
actfvides in a structure similar to Southern's Straw- 


works with programming and graphics, and Ruthie i: 
the secretary. 

Zach is a computer art major and specializes in 
the technical and art production. Earlier this year, he 
produced a video for the 2 1st century classroom. 

Ruthie, a broadcast journalism major, organizes 
and delegates responsibility. She will oversee the pho- 
tography and communicate with the staff. 

Due to elecdon regulations, only Zach Cray's namr 
will appear on the ballot. 

We will continue working as an effecUve team to 
give you an exciting show. 

National Politics 

February 22, 19% I 

u/hr^XTnl the '96 elections 

Lamar Aiexmder is a former Tennessee 

secretary of education under C 
Busb. Alexander's hometown it 
nearby Matyville. 

Aiex Rowno 

There are many factors thai make up a good presi- 
dent. Among them are open-mindedness. charisma 
and the ability to understand what the American public 
reallv wants. 

[ believe Bill Clinton hits all three of these charac- 
teristics, qualifying him for the job. 

I'm happy with many of the issues Clinton is ad- 
dressing. Many of them affect me directly, like educa- 
tion, crime, and minimum wage. 

Education is a vital aspect and the Clinton adminis- 
tration has responded well by developing die Head 
Start program. It provides better opportunities for low 
income families by educating parents and providing 
funds tor their children's early education. 

Crime is one of America's biggest problems, and 
the Clinton administration is attempting to pass a crime 
bill that will put more than 100,000 police officers on 
the streets. 

Another issue Clinton is addressing is raising mini- 
mum wage. Obviously, this affects me directly because 
my salary would go up. But more importantly, this will 
encourage more people to get a job. 

These are just a few of the reasons why I believe 
Bill Clinton to be a good president. Most important, 
though, is Clinton's ability and desire to change. 

I believe that change is vital for advancement. The 
Clinton administration wants to change things for the 
better, and for that reason, I believe Bill Clinton to be 
the most qualified candidate for president. 

Eric Stubbert 

Lamar Alexander is the best choice for President. 
He is running as a Washington outsider, yet he has had 
more executive experience than any other Republican 

During his two terms as governor of Tennessee he 
improved schools and roads while attracting large 
businesses to Tennessee, thus creating thousands of 

When he is elected President, he plans to close 
the department of education, which he headed under 
the Bush administration. And he plans to let the indi- 
vidual states run their educational systems to best 
match their needs. 

He will cut $200 billion in federal programs such 
as Medicaid ami Welfare spi'iuling. And if he gets his 
way, Congress will cut their pay in half and work six 
months out of the year ai real jobs, like most of the 
American people. 

Alexander is showing more character than we have 
seen in politics since Reagan. He won the Tennessee ' 
governorship b\ w:dking across Tennessee and visiting 
ordinary folks to get their opinions on state govern- 

Now he is using the same tactics to win the presi- 
dency. Wearing his cunpaign trademark red flannel ' 
shirt, this summer he drove his Ford Explorer 8,500 
miles across the country to see the American people 
and gain their support. 

In New Hampshire where Forbes and Dole have I 
been pumping millions of dollars into negative TV ads, j 
Alexander has gone door to door in the states, sharing! 
his beliefs with the American voters. 

While campaigning 111 New Hampshire, Alexander ] 
purchased a pair of rubber boots from an L.L Bean 
store. "This is how you deal with a negative mudsling- 
ing campaign," he told reporters. 

"I think with all the negative advertising going on, 
that Sen. Dole and Mr. Forbes are about to persuade 
everyone that tliey are right in what they are saying j 
about each other," he says. "Mr. Forbes isn't prepared 
to be president and Sen, Dole doesn't have the vision 
to be president into the next century." 

Pull on your rubber boots and your red flannel 
shirts and remember your ABCs: "Alexander Beats 

Richard Iucar is an Indiana 
senator who favors the 
abolishment of the IRS. 

Anthony Reiner 

Who is Richard Lugar? If you are like most Ameri- 
cans you have probably never heard of him. 

He doesn't have the big name recognition of Bob 
Dole and Lamar Alexander, or the money to make him- 
self known as Steve Forbes has, and this is one of the 
biggest shames of the current Republican primary sea- 
son. I believe that you would be hard-pressed to find a 
more decent and honest politician. 

What does Richard Lugar stand for? One of the 
main items of his platform is the abolishing of the In- 
ternal Revenue Service and the substitution of a na- 
tional sales tax on goods and services. Lugar realizes 
that this would be regressive on the poor and proposes 
that certain foods and medicine would be exempt and 
would also exempt the first $5,000 worth of purchases. 

On other issues he is very moderate. He opposes 
term limits, supports affirmative action, and proposes 

cutting agricultural subsidies by up to 30 percent in I 
the next five years. 

I believe that Lugar's idea of a national sales lax I 
would boost savings and investment and allow our 
economy to expand and become more efficient. 

Lugar is also very knowledgeable about foreign 
affairs and is one of the few candidates who will dis- | 
cuss it. 

However, it appears that after his disappointing 
showing in Iowa, Lugar has virtually no shot at becom- 
ing nominated. He has been passed over three times 
before for the vice presidency, most recently in \W> 
when George Bush chose Indiana's junior senator Dan , 

1 believe that Richard Lugar would make a fine 
vice presidential candidate for any one of the Repubb- 

Liny 22, 1996 

National Poltttcs 

Who's who in the '96 elections 

[otsure who you're going to vote for when super Tuesdav Rous around? Confused by the media blitz swround- 
Ig the candidates? So were we. That's why we asked our own political gurus what they thought, 
me's what they said. ° 

Richard Nixon v 
the religious right am 


senate, and has been called the 
"babysitter for Newt Gingrich and 
his freshmen " by Time magazine. 

Alan Keves is a nationally syndicated 
call-in radio talk show host and 
former ambassador. 

Dave Leonard 

It would be safe lo say lhat Pat Buchanan is the 
most controversial candidate seeking the RepubUcan 
presidential nomination. 

After his surprising second-place finish in the Iowa 
caucus, given his radical conservative views, the 
former Reagan White House aide has risen to promi- 
nence yet again. 

Buchanan has surprised political pundits and the 
general public alike, finishing with a shocking 23 per- 
cent of the caucus vote. Front-runner Bob Dole hung 
on only by a hair, denying Buchanan first place by 
three percentage points. 

However, New Hampshire will prove to be differ- 
ent. The latest polls show Dole and Buchanan in a 
dead-heat. Texas Senator Phil Gramm's withdrawal 
from the race gave Buchanan the reason to crow that 
he " . . . was Mr. Conservative of die Republican Party." 
The facts seem to back him up. 

Pat Buchanan has served as a White House aide 
under two of the most dynamic personalities of the Re- 
publican party, 

First, was his mentor, the complex, melancholy 
Richard Nixon. Next, was die charismatic and "Great 
Communicator" Ronald Reagan. He holds both in the 
highest regard. 

Indirecdy, both influenced the issues that 

G«C WfDEl 

Bob Dole is the republican candidate that I will be 
voting for on Super Tuesday, March 12. The man is a 
true red-blooded American who has served this coun- 
try in bodi die military and political arenas. 

Some of you may be concerned dial Dole is cater- 
ing to the conservatives and die religious right, but 
don't fret. Once he has won the republican nomina- 
tion, Dole will become the moderate dial he always 
always been. 

Other candidates talk loudly of their plans for this 
country, but they are too conservative (Pat Buchanan) 
or are running on one issue only (Steve Forbes). 

It is tough to figure out what Dole's platform is and 

Eric Wenberc 

Alan Keyes is one of the most dynamic dark horse 
RepubUcan presidential candidates in die current po- 
litical arena, besides being the only black one. 

His strongly conservative viewpoints are very rea- 
sonably diought-out and argued. He has built a strong 
grassroots base of support. His more famous support- 
ers include Billy Graham and Jane Roe (of Roe vs. 

This, combined with his surprising seven percent 
of the votes in Iowa, makes him a force to be reck- 
oned with. 

Keyes has a reasonable philosophical approach to 
the way Americans make important political decisions. 

The main message he is pushing is that die break- 
down of the moral structure in America is a disease, a 
disease that is causing most of our serious national 

Buchanan campaigns on. First comes his belief that 
moderates and liberals are destroying the country, es- 
pecially homosexuals and pro-life supporters. With his 
strong Catholic background, this is lo be expected. 

Second comes his uncompromising stance on 
American trade and jobs. He strongly believes that 
NAFTA. GATT, and other trade treaties are sucking the 
life blood out of die core of American workers. He 
promises to reduce foreign trade and to curb Ameri- 
can jobs being taken away by foreign workers. 

Third, there's always the issue of immigration. 
Buchanan believes (hat (here should be a five-year re- 
striction on legal immigration and that a border secu- 
rity force should be put in place to curb illegal immi- 
gration, mostly from Mexico. 

On other issues, he is against gun control, women 
serving in the military in capacity, and (he continuation 
of die welfare system in its present form. 

Some say that Pat Buchanan should be admired 
for not compromising his position on campaign issues. 
Perhaps that's the case. 

However, I believe diat we should remember that 
history tends to repeal itself. One of the major person- 
alities of ihu 20th aniiirv believed in the same issues 
diat Buchanan does. 

If I remember conei iK ibis mhIhk1h.iI also started 
the Second World War. 

will be, because he has not made stands on many is- 

He is not waffling like our current president, but 
refusing u> get nailed lo certain issues which will make 
it difficult for him to maneuver politically. 

He is also waiting to see what the majority of the 
American people want of him, refusing lo pander to 
political action groups. 

Dole has proven in the receni battles between 
President Clinton and congress thai he has the leader- 
ship, resolve, and ability to compromise dial tin's coun- 
try so badly needs. 

Dole is the candidate best suited to be our presi- 
dent. On election day. I urge you to vote for him. 

problems: from balancing the budget to crime in our 
streets, from the environment to abortion. 

Keyes believes that if we work on curing the dis- 
ease, the symptoms will take care of themselves, The 
cure he suggests and feels is the best (but not the easi- 
est) is to restore the two-parent family as the norm in 
America. He would do dus by asking die government 
more pro-family. 

I diink Keyes has a decent shot at becoming the 
first black vice-president this country has had. He is 
die only candidate asking Americans to truly examine 
what we think about where America is today. 

I like his straightforward style and intelligent un- 
derstanding of where America is today. 1 also like Ids 
vision of where we need to go in the future. 

That is why I am voting for him on March 12. 



February 22, 199J 


"Blanket" covers South with music message 

temporary bombshell, Jars of Clay. 

The bands' styles are similar, sa 
Carlson, but Blanket is not trying to 
copy this group. In fact, he says, BlankJ 
recorded several songs before Jars of T 
Clay was discovered. 

"Blanket is striving to break the 
worn-out mold of Christian contempo- 
rary music," he says, "and create fresh ] 
new alternatives to the mainstream." ' j 

The band has already played in 
many churches in Tennessee, Florida I 
and Georgia and the group hopes to I 
begin officially touring within the next 

Blanket has entered a promotion 
package to the Gospel Music Associa- J 
tion for its annual talent search. Making] 
it into the competition could result in a J 
record deal. 

Brad Sltman 

It is late on a Thursday evening, and 
I'm silting in ihe basement of a house 
shared by three members of the newest 
group on the Southern College contem- 
porary Christian music scene— Blanket, 

Steve Reese, Chad Carlson, and Ja- 
son Lassel are the core members of die 
alternative band. They're sitting around 
making jokes with their manager, and 
Ihe atmosphere is relaxed, but 1 can tell 
these guys have something that they 
want to say. 

The band is composed of six mem- 
bers in all — Reese, lead vocals; 
Carlson, lead guitar and vocals; Lassel, 
bass; plus Esther Moldrik, viola; Conrad 
Hyde, cello; and Steve Core, drums. 

Carlson says the group started out 
as a secular rock group called Purge. 

They played at bars and clubs for 
two years before the current group, 
blanket, was formed. 

We realized we weren't going any- 
where, says Carlson. So, he says, they 
searched their hearts and decided to try 
something new and different. 

The turning point really came when 
Reese and Carlson were asked to put 
together a special number for a Friday 
night vespers in the Collegedale Church. 

The two co-wrote a song called "Up 
'Td Now" and decided to add some 
stringed orchestration just to see what it 
might sound like. They asked Moldrik 
and Hyde to perform with them, and the 
end result was unique and surprising. 

After a little thought and a lot of 
prayer, they decided to go ahead with 
the idea of a Christian band, and things 

Making music- This diverse group 
Christian Contemporary seme, and they 

started falling into place, something 
that, Carlson says, "had never happened 
in the secular band." 

The group found a committed 
drummer in Core, who had shied away 
from joining bands until he saw the po- 
tential in Blanket. 
The Music 

"Besides being Christian and having 
that influence," says Carlson, "We use 
all original instruments. No keyboards, 
no synthesized sounds, no pre-recorded 
tapes, no background music, nothing. 
It's all real, original music." 

Carlson says he feels that most 
Christian artists charge money to sing 
with a backup tape. 

"We lake pride in our live perfor- 

creates a sound all its own in the 
e straight from Southern. 
mances," says Core, "because we feel 
that our live music sounds better than 
our studio recordings." 

The band's style is drawn from a 
mix of rock and folk, with classical un- 
dertones interwoven to produce a full, 
balanced sound. The music is very up- 
beat, which, Carlson says, makes it 
more appealing to today's youth. 

The group feels that they have a re- 
sponsibility to produce music that could 
be played alongside popular secular 
groups, but the words contain an 
wholesome message. 

With its new EP about to be re- 
leased, the band implores listeners not 
to compare their music with other 
groups, such as the latest Christian con- 

The Message 

The band is contemporary when 
compared to the rest of the Christian I 
music industry and for this they ex- 
pected lo receive more criticism than 
they have so far. 

Carlson says that the band has had ] 
very few walk-outs, but there are always! 
some in the audience who are offended. 1 

If people are offended by the rau- 
sic, says Core, "I want them to feel free 
to leave, because they wont gain any- 
thing from our performances." 

Lassel says he thinks that some J 
people may have a problem with the J 
band because of what it used to be. | 

"Nobody's perfect," he says. "We I 
don't preach dos and don'ts. The only 
thing that we preach is to love God." I 

Atlanta outreach starts from ground up 

Larisa Myi 

It's an opportunity most pastors 
only dream of. 

When their congregations light 
tooth and nail 

the Koinania church service last week- 
end where he presented his idea to 
Southern students. 

Demograpluc research has shown, 
he says, that a 

says, "because that means they will be 
commuted. It lakes a lot to pick up and 
move down to Atlanta." 

Bryan himself will graduate from 
Andrews in June and is going lo Adanta 
in July. 

Alex Bryan's lucky — at leasl he 
dunks so. He gets to start from scratch. 

Southern Alumnus and soon-to-be 
graduate from die Andrews University 
seminary, Bryan is part of an experi- 
ment that has him really excited. The 
Adanta Project. 

The Adanta Project is a "Seventh- 
day Adventist church established by 
young adults lo reach unchurched 
young adults in the Atlanta area," says 
the brochure that Bryan passed out at 

The church 
will focus on four "ministry spheres." 

These include spiritual gift discov- 
er)' and what he calls "friendship evan- 
gelism," a small group basis, a contem- 
porary worship service and community 
ministries such as social events, sports 
and recreation, and children's minis- 

Bryan says the Adanta Project will 
require the ultimate commitment from 
diose who want to get involved. "We 
want people from the outside," Bryan 

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Battling with the big boys 

Ca , r ! d t0 tCSt th ° Se §eneriC bra " ds °" yOUr own? Not to worr % we ^'d it for you. 

n Myers 

If you're like me you grew 
on Kellog's Corn Flakes, 

;, Wheat Thins, Minute 
|y Green Giant. 
Most of us worship the 
e brand gods. 
But life and times are dif- 
:nt now. Mommy don't do 
grocery shopping no more, 
| those names and accom- 

g trademarks aren't 
ap. But there's always that 
ment of hesitation. It really 
ht be worth 95 cents extra 
e my Fruit Loops 
it carry a hint of (horror of 
rors) generic (said with a 
sper) taste. 
Well, I decided to be bold and see if 
generics can stand up to die name 
ind challenge, Venturing to our local 
o, I proceeded to gather a variety of 
d that any college student might pur- 
l-room dining and snacking. 
is what 1 discovered: 

a vs. Honey Nuf Cheerios 

No day is complete without at least 
bowl of dry cereal soaked momen- 
ta ice-cold milk. The Cheerios 
d to be a bit denser than the Bi-Lo 
:ty and a tad sweeter. Bi-l.o's Honey 
it Toasted Oats were more airy, 
itier and (surprisingly) lower in fat 

jy Nut Cheerios— $3.71 per 20 

1.67 per 14 oz. box (14.7 

■. Nestie Semi-Sweet Morsels 
ipcolate in any form is not too 

to swallow, and the difference be- 
the two brands is minimal. Bi-Lo 

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips were a 

bit more bittersweet (I like my choco- 
late dark) and a little less smooth than 

per serving and 20 fewer calories, I de- 
clare Bi-Lo the winner in this round. 

Nestle. But the price difference amounts - One problem: Bi-Lo Cheese Snacks have 
to a savings of a dollar a bag. nearly twice as much sodium as their 

Nestle— $1.99 per 12oz.bag 
Bi-Lo— $.99 per 12oz.bag 

Bi-Lo vs. 7up 

Now here's where you just have to 
say no to a bargain. While Bi-Lo's 
Lemon Lime Naturally Flavored Soda 
might find appeal in a taste category all 
its own, it will never — can never — be 
7up. When it comes to carbonated bev- 
erages, it's gotta be right or it's better 
just left on the shelf. 
7up — $1.29 per 2 liter bottle 
Bi-Lo — $.79 per 2 liter bottle 

Bi-Lo vs. Sunshine Cheez-its 

As a huge Cheez-it fan, I expected 
the generic brand to be a hard sell. Not 
so. Although the two crackers taste 
(slightly) different, Bi-Low has created 
a thinner, less greasy cracker with more 
cheese flavor. With two grams less fat 


Cheez-its— $2.49 per 16 
Bi-Lo— $1.99 per l6oz. 


Bi-lo vs. Ritfits Potato Chips (the hippie kino) 
How different can you be when all 
you're dealing with is potatoes, oil and 
salt? I couldn't taste the difference be- 
tween the two chips, except Bi-Lo's 
seemed a bit saltier (about 10 nig of 
sodium or so.) But just look at the 

Ruffles— $ 1 .34 per 6 oz. bag 
Bi-Lo— $.89 per 6 oz. bag 

low to eat healthy in the cafe 

. e warning to cut down on fat 
cholesterol, then Food Service Di- 
>r Earl Evans has some tips for you. 

n't even have to cut out the 

■ If you're the type of person diat 
It") to three ladles of dressing or 
to three packets of butter," says 
i "reduce this by half. You'll re- 
jyonr cholesterol and fat intake." 
Evans suggests using the no-fat 
■pressing, not the low-fat ranch 
i'ng. And, he says, margarine is bet- 
in butter. 

& ™ the health-conscious student 
™ heart-conscious faculty can en- 
pteria snacks, according to Evans. 

The best choices are no-fat I _ 
low-sodium pretzels, wafers and fruit 
boosters. He says to use caution with 
granola bars, star crunches, and candy 

Other health suggestions include 
drinking six to eight cups of water per 
day, and eating plenty of vegetables. 
Evans suggests two to three different 
fruits per day. Also, try drinking only the 
100 percent juices to receive vitamins. 

And don't forget the rice, beans, 
and baked potatoes. (But watch die top- 

Evans says that to cut down on 
grease, he and the cafe staff are trying 
to prepare as many grilled meals as 
possible, rather than fried or baked. 

Bl-lo vs. Keuog's Pop-Tarts (biueberry with 

Bi-Lo overdid its copy-cat version i 
this old stand-by. lis toaster pastries an 
loo sweet and not fruity enough. They'i 
also too gooey and without die kind of 
substance necessary to break off flaky, 


Ifoom Piping hot pieces of toasted 
ambrosia on your way out the 

Pop-Tarts— $1.65 for 6 tarts 
Bi-Lo— $.99 for 6 tarts 

Bi-Lo vs. Del Monte Whole Leaf 

It's hard to score high 
points with anyone when it 
comes to vegetables, so 1 
picked a favorite of mine. 
Lacto the samo! No 
differenco. Save your cents 
and buy more spinach. 
Del Monte— $.55 per 13.5 

Bi-Lo — $.50 per 14 oz. can 

Bi-Lo vs. Liaev's Lite Chunky Mixed 
Taste? No real difference between 
the two overall. However, Libby's of- 
fers larger pieces of fruit and more 
peaches (a plus for me.) Libby's fruit 
is also a bit firmer, and when you're 
talking fruit, consistency is everything. 
There were exactly the same number 
of marachino cherry halves in each 
can. Only four. How stingy! 
Libby's— $.97 per 16 oz. can 
Bi-Lo— $.75 per 16 oz. can 

Bi-Lo vs. Campbeli's Cream or Mushroom 

Bi-Lo throws a little too much of 
the can flavor for my liking. My advice 
is to stick with Campbell's. They've 
been doing this soup thing for a long 
long time, and they've got it down pal. 
Campbell's— $.75 per 10.75 oz, can 
Bi-Lo— $.65 per 10.5 oz. can 

Total bi 

Name brand — $14,74 
Bi-Lo— $9.52 


Here's some creative alternatives to try in 
your cafeteria (and KR's) dining. 

■Stacy's Shocking Shakes 

e cup 

1 carton milk 

1 serving frozen yogurt (you choose 

the flavor) 

One of the following to mix in: 

toppings in the white tubs next to 
the yogurt machines 

1 banana 

1 Hershey bar (melted) 

lima beans (for the more daring) 

1 serving peanut butter 

1 package crumbled Oreos or 

1 kiwi 

1 serving of strawberries 
Mix milk with yogurt unQl it's a drink- 
able consistency. Stir in choice topping 
and Voila! 

Fowler's Fresh Trail Mix 

I package raisins 

1 package yogurt-covered raisins 

1 package honey roasted pcanuLs 
1 handful Reese's Pieces (from yo- 
gurt topping stand) 

Moses Myers' Manwiches 

Cream cheese & strawberry 

Peanut butter & banana 

Peanut butter Spickel 

Cucumber & tomato 

Garbanzo (just mash 'em wilh some 



February 22, ] 

From the files of 

Well, U seems thai the men have 
been doing their job. Many Southern 
duos were swimming in the sea of love 
at the fantastically executed Valentine's 
banquet: Doug Milliard and Heather 
Aasheim, Jason Stirewalt and Alice 
Darto, Ann Eichelberg and Josh 
Johnson, and Brian DeFluiter and 
Wendy Guptill just to mention a few. 

Since my advice to men in my last 
column, they have been taking student 
X's advice by asking, showing up at the 
dorm, and sharing umbrellas. The rest 
is up to the women. It's your turn. 

First off, says yes! What have you got 
to lose? You'll probably have a great 
lime. And just because you go out on a 
dale doesn't mean you have to get mar- 
ried. It's just a fun night out. 

Also, a Uiank-you note is always 
nice. Tell them whal a fabulous time you 
had, how much you enjoyed yourself, 
how hilarious he was. You know, flatter 
them. Men love it! 

And, if you really want to make a 
good impression, accompany your oote 
with some food. Men devour home- 
made goodies. Just ask Julie Cheney, she 
seems lo be just whipping out diose 

Don't forget — you can ask loo. 

There are plenty of opportunities, re- 
verse weekend being one of them. Just 
ask, you never know whal he'll say. 

If you're feeling bolder than ves- 
pers, but not ready for a one-on-one, 
opt for die group date. It's always fun. 
And with your quick wit and keen intel- 
lect, you can be quite creative. Make a 
picnic (maybe in a barn), go to Atlanta, 
catch a show in Nashville, everyone take 
a bungee jump, go while water rafting. 

Hey, even go to Dollywood, that's a 
sure bet! There are bizillions of fun 
things to do as a big group — just ask 
GirissyAaJberg, she's full of great ideas. 
Or get die book 100/ Great Date Ideas. 
It has lots of ideas, 100 Ho be exact. 

Now, who are the men to ask? 
Roommates are always fun, you and a 
friend could double. 

There's the famous Ken (Sweetie- 
Pie) LeVoss and Grant (Hot-Stuff) 
Corbelt. But you'll have to ask quite a 
bit in a advance because these boys 
book up fast, And you can't wait until 
next year because they'll be gone. Do it 

Aaron (Hunka-Hunka Burnin' 
Love) Temple and Butch (Crazy-Man) 
Lawinsky are both great fun and mega- 
polite. If you're needing your oil 

changed or if you've been craving to see 
a nice hemmy, then Aaron's your man. 

Hey, even if you don't feel bold 
enough to ask them out at least call 
their room. They have some seriously 
wack-o messages on their answering 

Next up is Brian Hindman and 
Craig Johnson. Craig is rumored to have 
a sweeetie afar, but Brian Hindman is 
scott-free, and boy is he a hottie. A girl 
can't go wrong with those Pisgah babes. 

Here's a tip: You can catch these 
buffed bods at the gym in the afternoons 
shootin' some hoops, sometimes even 
with their shirts off. (Woo-hoo!) 

If you're lucky, maybe Nathan Will- 
iams will pop in. He's also single, and 
quite a bit over 6 ft. tall, which is great 
for banquet photos. 

Of course we can't leave oul Chris 
Hazen. In fact, this young buck may be 
your best bet, since he rooms alone and 
may be getting quite lonely. 

Chris is one Triple-A boy you can't 
pass up. He's adorably sweet, has awe- 
some taste in music, and an incredible 
sense of humor. And he's not a bad 
dresser either. 

The newesl Accent staffer Alex 
Rosano is also a great up-beat guy who 

One man's confession 

Idiosyncrasies of the male species 

Chris Lewis 

I was up at Sunset Rock on Lookout 
Ml. loday, and it was brought to my al- 
lenlion how funny people are. Guys are 
pretty funny in particular. 

There was a group of people 
rappelbng and one guy up top said to 
one of lus rappelling buddies, who was 
obviously more experienced than he 
was, "Wha'do you say if you hafla' spiff 

"Rock," came the reply. 

)So the first guy yelled, "Rock!" and 
spat over the side of the cliff. I don'l 
claim to have never spit. Oh I've spat 
and I've enjoyed it, and I'm not saying 
thai one shouldn't spit, but guys like to 
spit a disproportionate amount com- 
pared to girls, especially off of high 
places, Apparently there's some spit- 
ting trail that kicks in when we arrive al 
a place with an altitude difference of 25 
feet or more. 

Guys also apparently feel a need to 
maintain a certain degree of messiness 
in order lo decrease the tension. A guy 
will walk into a clean place of residence 
and, within a few moments., mess it up 

just enough to be comfortable — a 
couple dirty dishes in the sink, some 
articles of clothing on the floor. 

If I go to someone's house for the 
weekend, I deliberately spring-load my 
suitcase or duffel bag so that when it is 
unzipped upon arrival, clothing and 
personal ilems are dispersed appropri- 
ately throughout die room. 

My room at home is no different. A 
few days ago, I was in my 
room and someone asked me when the 
last time was that I cleaned my room. 

"Who said that? Who's here?" I 

"Over here, underneath die pile of 
only-once-worn clothes. It's me, 
Shirley-Shirley Very Girly," 

I told her (hat I had just cleaned my 
room yesterday bui couldn't stand it so I 
direw some stuff around. 

We guys are also silly because we 
equate our egos with our ability to drive 
really fast. "I'll impress everyone 

by peeling oul here," we seem to think. 
And when-we're driving and we get be- 
liind a car going slower than we want to 

be going, we pass it. Then we drive 
faster than we would have driven had 
there been no slow car at all. Other- 
wise, why pass the car in the first place? 

It's especially no fun when I pass a 
car and then I get behind some dump- 
truck and the car catches back up to 
me. How stupid I feel. 

Sometimes when the car behind me 
is driving "too close lo my bumper," I 
play what I like lo call the "slow game." 
Maybe I'll drop down a gear or just 
coast until I'm just going absurdly slow. 
This game is especially fun when there's 
an officer of the law behind me. 

"How do you like that, officer?" I 
inquire as though he can hear me. I 
generally like to talk to other drivers via 
my driver's psychic powers. 

I really don't want lo end this 
cornilly. but I'm sure there's no other 
way, so here goes: we can all learn a 
lesson here and laugh at our funny be- 
havior. Now if you'll excuse me, I have 
to go arm-wresde my friends and par- 
ticipate in a belching contest. 

knows all the hot spots in Atlanta. And 
don't forget the advertising guru Chris 
Brown. This sweetie is a sure bet fora 
fun, romantic date. Sorry girls, ourneJ 
Accent mascot, Moses, is not up for 
grabs. But if you ask nicely, we might [J 
you take him for a walk. 

If you're looking for a serious gi 
who's into poetry, cats, and holy kiss 
Bill James is the one for you, Just asl 
him to recite you a few lines of Lang 
Hughes to send you into seventh heavej 

He's also quite the practical 
jokester for those of you who think the- 1 
ology majors have no sense of humor, f 

So hey, there you have it. We have I 
some serious hunks on campus that ana 
very single. 

Just take the initiative. 

Invite that special someone on that | 
perfect date he'll be talking about for T 

Take him on that date that will 
make him the envy of Talge Hall. 1 

The date dial will make you the 
most sought after dame on campus. \ 

That oh-so-wonderful date that will | 
change your lives forever. 

Or at least fill up a Saturday nigh 

Women and men 

» When a man says he is ready to j 
go out, it means he is ready to jj 
go out. When a woman says , 
she is ready to go oul. it means ^ 
she will be ready to go out, as 1 
soon as she finds her purse, 
Brushes putting on her make- ; 
up . . . 

» Women love cats. Men says 5 
they love cats, but when 
women aren't looking, men 
kick cats. 

• Women will sometimes admit j 
making a mistake. The las) 
man who admitted that he « 
wrong was Gen. George Cuslet: j 

• A woman asks a man to waters! 
her plants while she is on vacffl 
Hon. The man waters Ihe 
phots. The woman comes 

e five days later to an ;j 
i full of dead plant* 
f knows why this tap 

v 22. 1996 


VVe men can do nothing more 
than wait for our deaths 


Love has four letters. 
I if you don't beleive me, ask one 
jo'f the many people who spent last 
Wednesday with their pet turtle. Ami 
lon't say it was an attempt to protect 
the turtle from crawdads. 

In the vorticies of that day that 
lymeswith D-day, I have one slate- 
eni for the masses. 

Why? Why do we put such an em- 
phasis on dating, and the day of 
id's revenge? 

OK, I understand that the day of 
is is one that is looked forward to 
throughout the year. . .well, at least 
die month of Feburary. But I don't see 
ivhy there is so much hub-bub. I 
iean, what is a flower anyway? Just a 
plan! (hat will die. A frustrated tree. A 
iud with no buddie. 
In this world of scalterd emotions 
: dial post-Feb. 1 4 blues often 
hold of the throats of people vi- 

Now, I see people running on die 
track lo avoid confirming thai indeed 
he slogan, "a moment on the lips, a 
a the hips" is accurate, Flip- 
>ing over the analagetic pancake, one 
i see the ploy on die minds of 
iple everywhere. Make your signifi- 
I other fat lo keep the wolves in 
jkle away from them. 
Doctors are treating peoples 
s thai got stuck lo the side trying lo 
.conspicuously n see if ihere really 
is a package for them at the front 
sk. "Good-bye Dr. Alia, thanks for 
e alignment." 

Trash reccpticles diroughout cit- 
\ everywhere are full of dealt flow- 
s, and empty chocolate boxes. But 
least [he trash people's spouces are 
But hey; being single isn't all that 
Trust, me. 

You save thousands of dollars not 
'»ng the necessity of those pesky 
like, toothpaste, deoderant, 
underwear, Rctin-A, toilet pa- 

per. And think of all of diose gallons 
of water saved by not washing. 

If you are single, you can flirt 
widi everybody, laugh at die people 
you once were laughing for, make 
chauvinistic remarks like, "everybody 
knows men are superior to women," 
go to Krispy Kreme guilt free, and 
start a public sendee for diose with 
unrequited love. . . (cue cheesy 
music) "Just call Jan the love Dr. and 
you, yes yon can be back in the land 
of the loved. Jusi call 8 l )2-554 1 and 
after the greeting hit 2 to gel a man, 
and 3 to get a woman." 
^"'News Flash*** 
We intwrupt this column to 
deuuldge this secret information 

that i 

) longer secret 

Attention Southern students, 
alumni, faculty, parents, and polly 
(who want's a cracker) IT'S OK TO 

***To the columnmobile!*** 

It's a really strange phenomena 
I've seen here at Southern. 1 have 
been expecting this years "senate" to 
get another warped mutaled imma- 
ture idea in their heads like changing 
the graduation requirements to: you 
must have 330 hours completed with 
220 of those hours in a dating rela- 
tionslup. Under what faction would I 
get that privledge? 

Well I guess ihere isn't diat much 
you can do about peer pressure and 
die dating world. Short of joining a 
monesiary and becoming celebate. 
But who want's lo do thai? 

I guess we could all write letters 
lo die president in essay form com- 
plaining about die dating scene at 
our residence. But that would be stu- 
pid. Kind of like not vodng Burdick 
for President. I mean . . . duh! 

Don't worry though, if you have 
been caught in die trap of turmoil, 
you have hope. 

Love has four letters. 




Top twelve uses for Hackman 
Hall once it's replaced 


Victor Czehkasij 

From our bn/'h' uf/ia 

i ibi' llkhmm Scwmv Cenlm Say. is Ibis girtlei 

12. Branch CK location lo he completed by 2002 . . . maybe. 
11. Southern College School of Taxidermy. 
10. New Clubhouse for Captain E.O. 

Lilde Debbie Planl diree ("You, Formaldehyde Delights!") 

Combination Discovery Zone/House of Snakes. 

Big Sieves bed and breakfast. 

Time for Chemistry Department claim that it can make a better stick of dynamite. 

Die Hard special effect. 

Famous alumni wax museum. 

Newest Chattanooga tourist spot ("See Seven buildings from here!") 

Major paperweight. 

Toga! Toga! Toga! 



February 22, 19% I 

Which SA office do you think 
is the most challe nging 

"President— He represents everyone 

and lias to be at his best at all limes." 

Tim Hall 

Graphic Art Junior 


"Social vice president, because they' 
got lo satisfy a lot of people 

"President because they've got to do p 1 
'erything, plus deal with administration. 

"Accent editor, because they have deadlines 

every two weeks and deal with a lot of criticism." 

Mike Walley 

Accounting Senior 

Do you wear 
boxers or briefs? 


Lamar Alexander 

Former Tennessee governor, 

and current presidential contender 

"Boxers, because briefs show too much skin.' 

Pat Buchanan 

Religious right conservative, 

and presidential hopeful 

I "Briefs, because at 73, you need 
|A.\A| t all the support you can get." 
?5 Bob Dole 

Senate majority speaker, and 
presidential campaigner 

"Custom-made Calvin Kleins. I donate 
them to charity after I wear them once." 
Steve Forbes 

Heir to publishing magnate Malcom Forbes, 
and presidential wanna-be. 

Community Calendar 


Painting Faces: Six Portrait Artists — 
Hunter Museum, thill March 31 
Houston Museum 's 22nd Annual An- 
tiques Show — Trade Center, March 1-3 
Black In Blue and Gray — Chattanooga 
Regional History Museum, March 1-10 
Family Under Fire — Chattanooga Re- 
gional History Museum, March 1-10 
Unbounded — River Gallery, March 1- 

Lin Parker: Collages — Hunter Mu- 
seum, March 1-31 

A Graphic Odyssey: Romare Bearden 
as Printmaker — Hunter Museum, thru 
April 7 


Golden Gloves Boxing — Chattanooga 
Convention Si Trade Center, Feb. 23-24 
A Taste of Chattanooga (Kidney Foun- 
dation) — Chattanooga Convention & 
Trade Center, Feb. 29, 1 1 a.m.-8 p.m. 
Workshop With Mary Britten Lynch — 
exploring different surfaces and all wa- 


ter media, S 125, Hunter Museum, 
March 11-15, lOa.m.-l p.m. 
Humanising Abstraction — Art After 
Work, Hunter Museum, March 12, 
5:30-7 p.m. 

Clay Flowers and Faux Food — §35. 
Hunter Museum, March 18-19, 5:30- 
8:30 p.m. 

7 Had One of Those " Eclectic Toy and 
Doll Collecting— Art After Work, 
Hunter Museum, March 19, 5:30-7 p.m. 
Intermediate Oils — Si 30, Hunter Mu- 
seum, Marchl9-April 23, 10 a.m.-12 

National Library Week Bookmark 
Contest — Downtown Library, thru 
March 31 

National Business Women 's Net- 
work — Convendon & Trade Center, 
March 8-10 

15th Annual David H. Gray History 
Fair— Easlgate Mall, March 15-17 
History Fair Winners Exhibited— Re- 
gional History Museum, March 18-April 

Electronics Sale & Show — Chattanooga 
Convendon & Trade Center, March 22- 


UTC/Cadek Department of Music Con- 
cert— UTC Symphonic Band, Hayes 
Concert Hall, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. 
Michael Card and Wes King — Memo- 
rial Auditorium, March 23, 7 p.m. 
The Mind's Ear — Chattanooga Sym- 
phony, Tivoli Theatre, March 23, 7 p.m.; 
March 24, 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. 
UTC/Cadek Department of Music Con- 
cert — UTC Symphony, Hayes Concert 
Hall, Feb. 24, 8 p.m. 
Coffeehouse Concert Series — Love, 
Peace and Happiness and Rhapsody & 
Blues, Bessie Smith Hall, Feb. 27, 7 

Crofut and Brubeck with Joel 
Brown— UTC Fine Arts Center, March 
2, 8 p.m. 

CSOA Youth Orchestra Pops Concert— 
Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC, March 
4,8 p.m. 

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera 
Assoc— Mozart's "The Magic Flute," 
Tivoli Theatre, March 9, 8 p.m. 
New World Irish Band— Downtown 
Library Auditorium, March 10, 3 p.m. 
CSOA Pops Series: Big Band Night— 

Convention & Trade Center, March 16, 
8 p.m. 

Bruce Ashlon. piano — AckermanAu- J 
ditorium, March 17, 2:30 p.m. 
Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago— 
UTC Fine Arts Center, March21,8p,nl| 


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers— J 
Tivoli Theatre, March 2, 8 p.m. 
Romeo and Juliet— Ike. Little Theatre, J 
C.C. Bond Auditorium, Chattanooga 1 
Suite, March 8-23 

Look In Utopia— Barking Legs thealrel 
March 8-9, 8 p.m. 


Crumb — International Film Series, 
Hunter Museum, Feb. 23-24, 7:30 p.i»! I 
Chattanooga State's Center for Advanced J 
Technology, Room C-30, Feb. 26, 2:20 T 

The Postman (II Postino)— Interna- \ 
Uonal Film Series, Hunter Museum, 
March 1-2, 7:30 p.m.; Chattanooga 
State's Center for Advanced Technology. 
Room C-30, March 4, 2:20 p.m. 

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Of knights, ladies, j 
round tables and 

! Weekend Weather 

kings ... N ;rCT 

Today— Mosdy sunny, show- 


ers likely. High 54. 

professor Debbie Higgens 

Friday— Tlnmderstomis likely. 

yearns for the days of castles 1 

High 63 

and chivalrous knights. Page fl 

Saturoay— Mosdy sunny, thun- 

M^S. ^L I 

derstorms likely. High 75 

roubles plague opening, CK closed and open 

Bier months of confusion and 
[lions, the Campus Kitchen 
;d — and closed — and opened 

,e CK served students the first part 
SI week, and then closed for two 
Ins, according to Vice President for 
fee Dale Bidwell. 

t, he said, there was a problem 
■i [lie computer program that takes 

But more importantly, there's is a 
jof student help. 

e to have it open and 
;e people mad," he says. "We want 
e it open, We put a lot of money 

.idwt'll said the CK would not be 
teda^ain until it was adequately 
id. Students should contact student 
if they are interested in one of the 

e there. 

,pp;iii-nth some did, because Mon- 
CK opened its door once again. 
students shared their first im- 
ns about whether the wait was 
worth the finished product. 
li finally looks good," says Fresh- 
Vance. Sophomore Joel 

Pimm; Sim Smini\..D(h* 

Laura Vance. Sophomore Joel Aria ine Biggest improvement ing me li\ open ai iieuung naza may » a mtc iu uk uuic 10 aw 

udents vote on senate resolutions today 

IfwQiuus present arguments for and against one of which limits what the committee Stoner's promise not to l 


round and around it goes, and 

p nobody knows. 

ire is deadlocked in the lat- 
mnd of batdes between the Student 
iation and the senate 

iMchulden agrees. "Very Southern Col 
lege-like," he says. 

Freshman Arti Sanidad even went 
so far as to say it reminded him of 

And the biggest improvement? 

Freshman Maggie Lim says without a 
doubt, it's the food. But Sophomore 
Tikii Walker thinks the mango shakes 
need to be brought back. 

And though some students say hav- 
ing the CK open at Fleming Plaza may 

convenient as having it in the 
cafeteria, they seem to agree that it adds 
a nice variety to Southern-fare. 

"KR's, the cafe, and the CK are all 
kind of mediocre," says McFaddcn, "So 
be able to switch around." 

present arguments for and against 

"I don't see that any of these 
changes are necessary," says SA Presi- 
dent Jeremy Stoner. "They are coming 
about as a result of specific events this 
year. In a sense, it's retribution." 
..,,,„„ „ l!lllv Executive Vice President and senate 

the deciding play? It goes to the chair Chad Grundy did not return phone 
calls requesting comment. 

The events that led to these resolu- 
tions, says Stoner, include a recent Judi- 
ciary Committee ruling declaring that 
the senate acted unconstitutionally in 
trying to cut Stoner's pay. 

That Judiciary ruling apparendy led 
to the current resolutions up for review, 

senate hopes to pass three 
Jtions to amend (he constitution- 
e that will make it easier to dial- 
ed suspend funding to the SA 
• remove elected SA officers, 
he resolutions will be voted on 
during assembly, after both sides 

of which limits what the committee 

rule on and gives the senate power 
to override the committee's rulings. 
Stoner says he originally vetoed the 

However, last Thursday night sena- 
tors voted to override Stoner's veto on 
that resolution and another. If passed by 
the students today, the resolutions 
would make it easier to remove elected 
SA officers. 

Senator Jeff Staddon says the 
amendment is necessary. "Because 
many students don't vote," he says, "it's 
about impossible to kick anyone out." 

But the Judiciary Committee is call- 
ing the special meeting unethical. 

"The meeting took place without 
the executive secretary and with no 
sponsors present," says Pariiamentarian 
and Judiciary Committee chair Scott 
DeLay. "I was not even notified about 
the meeting. Not even a phone call." 

In a regularly scheduled meeting 
Tuesday, senators missed overriding 
Stoner's veto on Ihe third resolution by 
one vote. The senators subsequently 
compromised on the ruling— which 
made provisions for the allocation of 
excess SA funds. 

The compromise was pending 

Stoner's promise n 

:, instead, bringing it before the stu- 
dent body today. 

However, the resolution would still 
allow SA funds to be challenged and 
suspended, which would possibly allow 
a funding freeze and effectively shut 
down any part of SA— -Memories, Festi- 
val Studios, Accent, Joker or social ac- 
tivities — in extreme cases. 

Senator Aaron Raines says he sees a 
need for the changes. "They're worth- 
while amendments," he says. 

And even though Raines acknowl- 
edges that diis could be a potentially 
hazardous weapon in the senate's arse- 
nal, he says he doesn't think it will pose 
a threat to SA. 

"I don't dunk it would even be 
used," he says. 

And besides, Raines says he's sure 
the administration will get involved if 
tilings in the senate ever did get out of 

But Stoner's not so sure. "There 
were several occasions this year when I 
thought they should have stepped in and 
they didn't," he says. "It's not a good 
policy to say 'yes, dial could lead to 
radical dire consequences' and then 
hope someone steps in to stop it." 




Students play key role in catching Talge thiefsl 


KtVIN Quaiis 

In the cold damp darkness of die 
predawn night. Sophomore Jason 
Wilhelm and Freshman Zack Gray left 
work 10 drive lo die Talge haJI parking 

Once diere, diey saw several suspi- 
cious-looking characters with a pickup 
truck loaded with stereo equipment and 
radar detectors. Gray jumped from the 
car and hid, as Wilhelm raced to the 

dorm and called Campus Safety. 

Shrouded in the fog, the local men 
had heen smashing windows and steal- 
ing everything they could. Campus Safety 
received Wilhelm's call at about 5:00 
a.m. Gray watched the men leave and 
remembered their license plale number 
moments before help arrived. 

Collegedale Police found and ar- 
rested the men. Five local men, none of 

whom are Southern students, were ar- 
rested and charged with several felony 
offenses including burglary, theft, and 
criminal conspiracy. 

A Police press release stated that 
about $5,000 of stereo equipment and 
odier valuables were stolen. The dam- 
age inflicted to the veliicles amounted to 
a much greater loss. 

The victims have had their things 

returned to them. "They smashed the 
driver's door window and stole my ra- 
dar detector," says SeniorGrani Corbel I 

"I just got a call from the mother^ 
one of them and she said that they 1 
would pay for the window." 

Corbett met with the alleged pemJ 
trator and his mother last Sunday, f 
where he made the man sweep up the' | 
broken glass around his car. 

Wrecker wrecks Neoplan, nobody injured 

:dlo .........i.i .... 

David George 

When Southern Singers left Col- 
legedale in Southern's Neoplan two 
weeks ago, they had no idea it might be 
the bus's last trip. 

As the bus traveled towards 
Asheville, N.C, "the transmission locked 
down," says Barry Becker, Motorpool 
director. The bus had just crossed the 
border into North Carolina, and die 
problem left it (and about 50 passen- 
gers) stranded on a blind corner be- 
tween two tunnels. 

After the passengers were ferried to 
Ml. Pisgah Academy by vans, the vehicle 
was towed to the nearby North Carolina 
welcome center where it stayed over- 

On Saturday afternoon, the bus was 
no longer welcome at the welcome cen- 
ter and a wrecker was hired to low the 
bus back lo Southern. Because of the 
height of the bus, it could not be towed 

on a trader, says Becker, but needeoto 
be towed with the front wheels off the 

Only a few miles after crossing the 
state line back into Tennessee, "The bus 
started swaying severely," says Becker, 
who was following behind the bus. "The 
swaying got so bad that the chain hold- 
ing the left front of the bus broke." 

Once the chain broke, he says, the 
rear of the bus swung right and hit the 
guardrail. The bus continued to slide 
down the road sideways, decelerating 
from about 60 mph until it hit the em- 
bankment of a bridge. The wrecker col- 
lided witli die median side railing of the 
bridge, and both bus and wrecker con- 
tinued to slide across the bridge, stop- 
ping aboul halfway across, says Becker. 

When the vehicles came to a stop, 
the front left tire of the bus was resting 
on the back of the wrecker. No one was 

Internet getting 
user-friendly overhaul 

Andra Armstrong 

Say goodbye lo the stack of floppies 
on your desk. Information Services is 
launching a computer revolution. 

Those with internet accounts re- 
cendy received a new directory called 
"pcGles." This directory is part of a new 
project, headed by Information Services 
Director John Beckett, to radically ex- 
pand and improve computer services. 
He has three objectives. 

Beckett is constructing a system to 
improve connections between die pro- 
grams students use, such as word pro- 
cessing and the world wide web. 

"They'll be able to save Word Per- 
fect documents on their internet ac- 
counts," says Beckett, "minus a com- 
puter disk." 

Planning for die program is com- 

plex and will take over a year to com- 
plete. The labs on floors two and three 
in Brock Hall, however, will be finished 
this summer. 

"By fall," says Beckett, "many stu- 
dents will be able to do their computer 
work without computer disks." 

Beckett also wants to establish bet- 
ter control of all computer labs. "Too 
many students hog the good lab stations 
playing video games," says Beckett. 

Eventually computer users will log 
in with a user name and password, 
similar to the current internet system. A 
log will identify who is using the labs, 
including time and location. 

"Our purpose is lo improve legiti- 
mate lab use," says Beckett. "We are not 
trying lo act as a Geslapo to figure out 
what nasty filings students are doing." 


— Law Guimh, l')94 

Read the Accent 

From where it started leaving skid right, many windows were shattered 

and structural damage to the underside! 
of the front of the bus was done. It jafl I 
clear yet whether the bus will be re- 
placed or repaired, says Becker, butthel 
wrecking service (Chestnut Street I 
Wrecker Service of Knoxville) is being 
held liable. 

marks," says Becker, "to where it 
stopped was about 1500 feet, I was just 
waiting for it to (tip) over, but it never 
did." The German-made Neoplan was 
designed to stay standing even when 
sliding sideways, says Becker, who re- 
centiy talked with the manufacturers. 

Despite the fact that it stayed up- 

Accident victim recovers, 
may be returning soon 

Andrea Christman 

Spring break ended widi a bang for 
Sophomore Heidi Hodson. 

The clash of metal on metal in a car 
collision sent Hodson on a detour to 
surgery on her way back lo school. 
Doctors repaired a mesenteric tear that 
was interrupting the blood supply to her 

On 1-81 near Natural Bridge, Va., a 
pickup cut in front of the car Hodson 
was traveling in. The group of five had 
been traveling for 12 hours. Sophomore 
Roger Oetman had been driving for 

Oetman says tiiat in his fatigued 
condition, he did not apply the brakes 

when the truck cut him off, dunking thu 
die truck would immediately exit. 

When the truck didn't exit, Oetraanl 
did. But he was unable to navigate the \ 
exit ramp's 180 degree turn at 60 mphj 
thus sending the car crashing into a 

Oetman received no major injuries. I 
"Just the usual whiplash," he says. 

One of the other passengers, Freshl 
man Penny Graves, got stitches around f 
her nose and on her tip. The remaining! 
passengers, Sophomore Saffron LeBlaac| 
and Freshman Joel leBlanc. suffered 
only bruises and muscle strains. 1 

Hodson will be returning to school 
in two weeks. 

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ike Thoreau, Sauls has other lives to live 


Lyn n Sauls is finally graduating— 
ears after he stepped onto 
lern's campus for the first time. 
Sauls started out at Southern as a 

old theology student and a 
Sapped Adveniist. He's ending 
jarter at Southern with 43 years of 
a Ph.D. in English 
sance literature, and a wealth of 
nalistic experience. 
\nd he really is graduating. Sauls 
ie marching down the aisle in cap 
tn on commencement Sunday to 
mis lias accumulated a wealth of 
mries anil stories from his days 
ding the old campus drive as a stu- 
wouldn't become the prom- 
until 1987). For one, heremem- 
lie strict rules existing at Southern 

was more like an academy than 
ege," he says. "There were sepa- 
s in the cafeteria for men and 
You could only have a date 
times a week — Tuesday noon, 
esday supper, and Saturday night." 
uid romantic relationships were 
y regulated. "Students were not to 
special person to sit by in the 
" says Sauls, "and couples 
lot to be seen together at other 

airing his freshman year, Sauls 
met a very special coed named 

mi— Journalism professor lynn Sauls says be hopes to freelance for 
newspapers and magazines after be retires this summer. 

"I told my mother, when I went 
home for Thanksgiving, that I found the 
girl I wanted to marry," says Sauls. 

In those days, people dated around 
a lot more dian they do today. "Dates 
were a time to have fun and get ac- 
quainted with a lot of people," he says. 
"I dated lots of different girls my fresh- 
man year. But after 1 met Helen, I'd date 
her, and then someone else, and her 
again. And she'd do the same." 

After marrying Helen in 1952 and 
graduating from Southern in 1956, 

Sauls returned to Southern in 1961 to 
teach English and again in 1989 to 
teach journalism. 

And after six years of ensuring the 
journalism department is on an even 
keel, Sauls says he wants more time to 
write. He and Helen plan to move to 
Naples, Fla., where he wants to 
freelance for newspapers and maga- 
zines. He says he even has a book or 
two in mind. 

"I wanted to retire while I was still 
kicking," he says. 

And he's not 
the only one... 

The Journalism Department 
isn't die only department looking to 
fill an open position. A rash of re- 
tirements, reassignments, and resig- 
nations is leaving openings in sev- 
eral departments: 

Micro Support Specialist Robert 
Wright will he leaving Information 
Services and moving to Texas at the 
end of May. Wright's plans include 
going back to school at die Univer- 
sity of Texas. 

Assistant professor of nursing 
Kathy Schleier will he resigning Im- 
position in die department next year. 
Biology professor Bill Hayes and 
Physics assistant professor Orville 
Bignall left their positions during 
Christmas break. 

Education and psycho logy asso- 
ciate professor Helen Sauls will be 
retiring with husband Lynn (see ar- 
ticle, left). The two plan to move to 
Naples, Ha. 

Business Department Chair 
Wayne Vandevere is also retiring, 
and wilt be taking a celebratory 
cruise lo Alaska with his wife, Evie. 

And admissions adviser Merlin 
Wittenberg will be transferring to 
Information Services as a PC special- 

udent Finance lets professionals take over 

more block tuition payments to 

says Ken Norton, director of 
Finance. Monthly payment plans 
offered starting May 1, 1996 by 
Management Systems. 

interest-free monthly payments 
made over 12, 11, 10, nine, or 
Dnlhs, says Norton. "We have felt 
o expand the service to make it 

students and parents as far as 

ily amount due." 

iding the payments over 12 
istallments is easier to budget 

for than the current system of payments 
over seven months. 

"It has been doing well already," 
says Norton. The service has been of- 
fered the past three years on an optional 
basis at Southern. 

TMS now has about 80,000 stu- 
dents enrolled from around the country. 
TMS offers alternatives like home equity 
loans and other parent loans. "It is an 
excellent program to work with," says 

Payment plans will be set up by 
TMS. Checks will be made out to Tuition 

Management Systems instead of South- 
ern. Every month TMS will send South- 
ern a report of how much money has 


The Student Finance Office will ini- 
tially have a heavier load, but in the long 
run things look better. "Southern 
doesn't have the personnel to call every- 
body who doesn't make their pay- 
ments." says Norton. 

TMS will be responsible for collect- 
ing money. If a payment is late, the com- 
pany will send out a notice and be in 
contact with the person. The Student 
Finance Office will be in contact with 
TMS through a computer link up to 
make adjustments. 

"We hope this new system will re- 
duce die problem with exam permits," 

WSMC sees new sponsors 

says Norton. Exam permits will still be 
issued each semester based on whether 
an account is current or not. Norton 
says that die bottom line is if the ac- 
count isn't current, it is still a problem. 
The permits will be issued if the student 
has paid what he or she agreed to pay. 

Payments started on May 1 do not 
require an advance payment to South- 
ern at registration. For each mondi 
started after May the advanced payment 
increases by §500. If a student starts 
just prior lo registration, the $2,000 
advanced payment is required plus the 
first payment on the eight-month plan. 

Also, by starting in May students 
could use money from their summer 
jobs to begin payments for the next 
school year. 

Jenni Arugas 

When WSMC was given die choice 
10 either air news on Sabbath, or give 
up National Public Radio altogether, it 
gave up NPR. 

Some people thought that die deci- 
sion might harm the station. It looks 
like diey were wrong. 

According to WSMC's Development 
Director Diana Fish, the station is doing 
just as well as it did before NPR news 
was removed. 

Because of WSMC's loss of NPR, the 

station losl sponsors. But according to 
Fish, those same sponsors say they still 
listen lo the station. 

Fish says ihe station has gained new 
supporters. And General Manager 
Gerald Peel says the new sponsors are 
contributing "signiflcant" sums. 

Peel says these sponsors have found 
a niche in the radio market. "WSMC is 
the only local classical radio station" 
says Peel, "and it is one of six powerful 
radio stations in Chattanooga." 


Local News 

Mar ch 28, 191 

TensionTrun high over handicap parking 

Si.c. Snuuw DtLtv dent threaiened to report his lag num 

Freshman Troy Slilphan just went to ber to the police department tor parK- 

buy too stamps. But he ended up ing in die space. 

spending aboul $74 . . . in court cosls. 
On his way 10 work in laic January, 
SUIphan pulled into a handicap space at 
Fleming Plaza and left his or running. 
When he came out, a Collegedale r 

Bui that's not what Slilphan was ar 
rested for. 

The residenl, Jack Parncll, wrolc a 
letter 10 Collegedale police charging 
Stilphan with assault The Idler report- 

edly said Slilphan had frightened him 
and chased him around his car widi 
clenched fists. 

And when Stilphan wrote a letter of 
apology for die words they exchanged at 
die plaza, Parnell decided to press 
charges anyway. 

Stilphan ended up nidi a 6-month 

Andrews, AUC merge starts this summer 

Robert Hopwood 

After signing letters of inlenl to 
merge, Atlantic Union College and 
Andrews University are officially dis- 
cussing uniting the two colleges. 

Discussion means that "both sides 
are willing to discuss the topic of a 
merger without commitment at this 
point in lime," says Don Sahly, president 
of Southern. 

According to Sahly, "Enrollment at 
AUC is low and has been dropping for 
some years, causing significant financial 
instability for the institution." 

" (AUC) survived by borrowing 
money," says Mark Hyder, AUC interim 
vice-president for finance, "but we're 
out of money now." 

In fad, according to Winona 
Wendth, interim AUC public relations 
director, the college is $6.5 million in 
debt. It could be $1 1 million in debt by 
the start of school next fall. 

It is "very smart" for AUC to merge 
with Andrews, says Wendth, because 
"AUC is not operating on a balanced 
budget, and Andrews will help." 

According to Wendth, Andrews can 
help AUC through cuts in administration 

and staff and also by giving expertise in 
certain areas. According to Salily, the 
merger could also give AUC "a more 
prestigious market position." 

Andrews would also gain "more 
marketing territory," says Sahly. In addi- 
tion, according to Wendth, AUC would 
offer Andrews a refreshing world view, 
multi-cultural education, good students, 
a good location, and improve the aca- 
demic program at both colleges. 

Wendth says that the biggest ob- 
stacle to a merger is money. Andrews 
wants AUC to operate on a balanced 
budget and be able to service its debt. 
Also, Andrews wants overwhelming sup- 
port for the merger. 

"We got involved because we care 
for Seventh-day Advenlist education in 
tliu Northeast." says Neils-Erik 
Andreasen, Andrews University presi- 
dent. "When one member hurts, we all 
hurt. However half-hearted cooperation 
will squash the program." 

Negotiations could take awhile. 
"This is not just a topic to be handled by 
two colleges or universities," says Salily, 
it "also involves the accreditation asso- 

ciations on both sides. These things do 
not proceed swiftly." 

If everything is worked out, the 
merger would start this summer, but a 
complete merger would not take place 
for aboul two years, says Wendth. AUC 
has to operate on a fully balanced bud- 
get for a few years before the merger 
would be final. 

According to Wendth, a small group 
of people are concerned that AUC will 
lose its identity, but she does not think 
that will happen. 

Southern will probably be affected 
by the merger. "We currendy have a sig- 
nificant number of students from die 
Atlantic Union area," says Sahly. "If 
Andrews is able to up their marketing 
impact in the Adantic Union, it may af- 
fect some students that come our way." 

Sahly sees both positive and nega- 
tive sides lo the merger. "It could have 
some impact on Soudiern's enrollment 
and consequently Southern's economy," 
says Sahly, but "if this merger brings 
stability and solves a large financial 
problem for the church at large, it is a 
good thing." 

probationary period, an 8-hourcom- 
munity service sentence to work with 
die handicapped, and $74 in court 
costs. Not to mention fees for his law 
and the $50 he paid to a bondsman [J 
bail him out of jail after the arrest. 

"The incident was so small and in] 
significant," Stilphan says, "it could 
have been easily handled out of court 1 ! 

After repeated attempts, Parnell » 
fused to make any comments to died] 
cent over the phone. 

To combat the problem, PameUhJ 
spearheaded a movement to use si 
citizens as a parking patrol, according! 
to Collegedale City Manager Bill 

Several area senior citizens will fo 
given a police radio, on which they vl 
report handicap parking violations I 
special police officer during the m 
few weeks. The fine for illegally parlor 
in the spaces begins at $ 100. 

Magoon says he thinks the handi-| 
cap parking situation in Collegedale is 
bad. "A lot of young people and stu- 
dents are parking in there for conve- 1 
nience, for a quick in-and-out at the I 
post office," he says. "But it keeps the] 
justifiably disabled from parking then 

Stilphan admits thai the handicapl 
parking can be an issue. But, he a 
Parnell is blowing the pnibk-m u ay ui 
of proportion. "He's taking it lo ai 

Magoon disagrees. "He's disabled, 
but seldom parks in the spots," hesajsj 
"He's emotional, as far as showingar. 
interest in what he believes in." 

— __LocalNews 

mthern's cashing in on Olympic fanfare 

Bauldinc DiLav 

|th the Olym- 

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I room with 
tin beds and 
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I cost you $23 to rent tonight. But 

tn July 14 and August 5, that same lanooga area. La Quinta Inn will be rais- 
jvill cost $40, plus tax. That's a 74 ing their rates from $61 to $ 125, Hamp- 
ton Inn will go from $53 to $150. And 
Best Western Heritage inn will increase 
their $39 rale to $200. 

And as the summer nears, one ho- 
tel worker says the rates will go even 

"Everyone is holding rooms aside," 


Regular rate 

Best Western Heritage Inn, 764 1 Lee Hwv. 


Conference Center, College Drive 


Days Inn, 7725 Lee Hwy 


Hampton Inn, 7013 Shallowford Rd. 


Holiday Inn, 2345 Shallowford Village 


La Quinta Inn, 701 5 Shallowford Rd. 


Marriott at the Convention Center, downtou 

n $109 

Radisson Read House, 827 Broad St. 


Red Roof Inn, 1-75 and Shallowford 


Olympic rate 

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Ice President for Finance Dale 

:11 says ihis is just good business 
J"We haven't seen any projections 
lal figures, but we are hoping to 

me good profits." 

e many hotels in the Chat- 

oter turnout not great, say young GOPs 

a whole lot in the political 
e of things. Some are saying it 
even less to most Southern slu- 

Sophomore Anthony Reiner, member of 
the Young Republican Club. "Everyone 
knew Dole was going to win but it 
would have been nice if a few more 
people had gone down to4he polls." 
Reiner was one of the Young Re- 
publicans given a designated time slot to 

says former Southern student Matt 
Dantuma, a desk clerk at Best Western 
Herilage Inn. "They are really going to 
blast people when no one else has 
rooms left. You'll be seeing prices as 
high as $300." 

Many people, Dantuma says, are 
going to find they can slay in or around 
Atlanta for the same rates. 

Southern's Olym- 
pic ticket- holding cli- 
entele is mainly 
Ulvcmisi according to 
Bidwell, Southern is 
aduTiiMiigthe rates 
in several church 

And so far, diere 
are plenty of rooms to 
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ter Director Helen 
Hk'dMie says Uiey 
aren't booked up yet 
lor the Olympic crunch time. 

And no matter how many reserva- 
tions they get, Bidwell says that students 
who need rooms for summer school 
will be accommodated first. 

Bledsoe doesn't think die higher* 
than-normal rate wUI reflect badly on 
the Conference Center. 

"Anyone who has good sense," she 
says, "knows this is still a deal." 

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drive students to city hall in Collegedale 
to vote. Before his shift, Reiner won- 
dered how many trips he would have to 
make in his two hour time slot from 5 
to 7 p.m. He only made one, and it was 
a lonely trip. 

" I waited two hours in the van and 
nobody showed up," says Reiner. "Fi- 
nally 1 had to drive down alone so 1 
could vote. I voted for Forbes." 

"It was wack," said sophomore stu- 
dent and van driver from 2 to 3 p.m.. 

Tony Winans. "I waited by the van for an 
hour and nobody came." 

But Behavioral Science chair lid 
Lamb says he was quite impressed with 
die turnout of voting college students, 
Lamb served an all-day shift sitting at 
the ballot box in city hall. 

"We saw a healthy dose of students, 
probably the largest number I've ever 
seen vote, and this was just a primary," 
he says. "I was jusilickled." 

The job of the writer is to make 


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March 28 J 

| On being human 

Moses Mhk 

. . , And so Larisa says, "You know, I'm 
really sick of writing these editorials 
every-other-week after every-other- 
week. I need a post-spring break." 

And I say, "Listen, babe. You feed 
me Jim Dandy puppy food each and ev- 
ery day. You water me as often as you 
remember. You give me boring toys and 
won't let me chew the really fun stuff. 
The least 1 can do is relieve you in your 
time of need." 

And Larisa says "Thanks," and puts 
her feet up for a good snooze. (Don't 
tell her this, but sometimes when she 
sleeps she moans, "Antonio, Antonio. 
Hark thou unto me Antonio.") 

Ha ha, you think, what does a mere 
whisper of a dog have to say to the 
world? You might be surprised. 

You forget I have larger ears than 
you and a very keen sense of smell. I 
don't use my mouth quite as much as 
the average human being, which gives 
me more time to observe the strange- 
ness of your species and ponder why it 
is (iod gave you dominian over me. 

I have to say thai overall, you are 
very friendly mammals, but a bit incon- 
sistent. For example, sometimes as I'm 

lollaping along my merry way, I'll be 
interrupted by a scream. 

"Oh, look at you! How old are you? 
What kind of dog are you? Oh, I just 
love you to death. Would you be my 
little doggy?" 

Larisa says this is because right 
now, to humans, I am very cute. Some- 
thing about my "wrinkled snout," 
"puppy-dog eyes," and small stature. 
She says not to let this kind of silly talk 
go to my head, because someday I will 
become big and ugly and everyone will 
scream and run from me. I don't under- 
stand humans sometimes, because I will 
still be the same dog. 

Sometimes people look at me and 
chase me. 

They say, "I'm going to get you 
doggy, doggy, doggy. Ha, ha, ha!" Larisa 
says this is what you call "play." I like to 
play. But I've noticed that people don't 
play like that with each oilier. When 
people play, it has to have a name like 
basketball or football or freezetag or 
poker. I think people like to play with 
me because my games don't have rules. 

When some people see me they 

They go "woof, woof right in my 

face (and sometimes their breath 
stinks.) I think they think that if they 
"woof convincingly enough, I'll grant 
diem special privileges to the dog king- 
dom. Or maybe some humans have this 
gut desire to be a dog. Anyway you look 
at it, I think it's pretty silly. 

Some people shrink away from me 
and shriek, "Oh! A dog! Is he going to 
bite me?" 

I like to diink this is because I'm a 
real dog's dog. That it's my muscular 
chest, my menacing growl, my confident 
stance, my reputation as a canine-not- 
lo-be-messed-with. But then, when I 
happen to catch a glimpse of myself in 
the mirror — at how insignificant I really 
am — I chuckle to myself that anyone 
could cower in front of such a little 

Some people don't notice me at all. 
They're usually the busy ones with lots 
of stuff to think about, I guess. Me, my- 
self, I don't get it. I like to sniff out every 
curious thing that comes my way. And if 
nothing in my way is curious enough for 
me, I have to go hunting. 

Sometimes I tease the people who 
don't notice me. I dance around quickly 
moving feet. I nip at their ankles. Some- 
times they lend me a half-a-smile. 

Sometimes tiiey just walk faster. 

Yeah, you people are funny ani- 
mals. You have these words I don't unl 
dersland like "worry" and "stress" anJ 
''setf-falfUlment.'' See, dogs just kindoj 
bop along from one meal to die next. 
One sleep to the next. And then there's] 
reproduction, but that's a different 

Anyway, I feel like I've pretty much| 
got my life down to a science, and it 
could be summed up in one word— | 
"simple." Sometimes when Larisa n 
around yelling like a banchee that shel 
doesn't have time to do everything that! 
she has to do but that she has 
erything in order to live her life to the I 
fullest and ensure that she'll get some-l 
where someday that is worth b 
sigh and roll my eyes when -.In.' isni 

Meanwhile, I sit on the sofa. Id 
the old sock she's given me. I rest in 
chin on my two front paws and wishsli 
had more time for me. More lime for | 
the good things in life. 

Like playing games without rule 
rolling in the grass, eating leftover 

Humans need to learn a thing or | 
two about following their instincts. 

Opinion — 

SA hiding mismanagement in last election 

Avery McDoucle SA president. Congratulations to all the 

First I would like to thank those new SA officers. May God be with you. 

who supported me in my campaign for 1 want to let the students know of 


Stacy Spaulding DeLav 


/i r\ nn Tdi 

Larisa Myirs 


Correspondents J 

l IVjVjLIi 1 

Abive Abese 

Graphic Artist 

Charisa Bauer 

|ason Wilhelm 

Brent Burdick 


I Michael Carlos 

David George 

Todd McFarland 

Scon Guptili 

Robert Hopwood 

|ay Karoiyi 

Michael Meliti 

K. Eugene Qualls 

Alex Rosano 

Randy Smith 

Adam Rivera 


Jason Stirewalt 

Trudi Hullquist 

Eric Stubbert 

Ad Manager 

Greg Wedel 

Chris Brown 



Brian Fowler 

Dr. Herbert Coolidge 

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lalienlisis, and Is rclcAscd «. oilier Thursday ,|urii 

e. lk' school \ ssilh (ho exception of vara- 

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The deception and the gross misman- 
agement of tins past election and cer- 
tain principles this school chooses not 
to uphold. 

The lack of involvement by the sen- 
ate and the administration have lead to 
the following wrongs: 

• Voter booths not properly manned. 
All voting boxes were not out at the 
designated Lime. 

• Voting day wasn't announced, adver- 
tised, etc. 

• According to the SA elections manual, 
any candidate who does not meel the 
required deadlines by the announced 
date, must be approved by a two- 
thirds vote of the elections committee 
in order to enter die race. This policy 
was ignored. 

• During this election there were 57 
duplicated votes. Due to laziness the 
senate and administration chose lo 
lurn its head. They stated reasons like 
it was not close enough for a recall, 
and that it would be a lot of work. 
Fraud is fraud whether a person loses 
by two votes or 200. How many more 
voles slipped dirough the process? 

As customers of this school I ask 
you to take a closer look al your SA. 
Scrutinize its actions. Coming in a week 
or two will be a general assembly about 
constitution matters. Question the sen- 
ate about its purpose for revisions. Re- 

quire that SA become accountable!" I 
the students. Demand for a rewrite of I 
the election procedures. Demand Ihall 
SA mirror the image of Southern anil T 
not just one sect of student or majors.| 
Start attending senale meetings. 

Don't just sit by and idly let thinffl 
happen. We have to shout and let our I 
voices be heard. If the nest year'sSA F 
fails to do their duty we must do itolf| 

We might have to pick our own « 
budsman to face administration. His I 
time Southern lets go of some of Ihe ' 
administrative and community control 
of this school and listens to the n* 
its most valuable customers: snide 
We should be die lop priority but n»l 
times we are ignored. 

Things have to change. We pay 
nearly $ 14,000 to be here, we slio*l 
have more say in the policies thai aftj 
this school. H they do not saasfytL. 
the student— in the long run this J 
will be hurt. We will become future | 
alumni and if we are not satisfied i 
widi our educadon, diere go poll 
dollars down die drain. _ 

It is my sincere desire thai « bf | 
come a school that will stick to t* | 

I want die students to I 
dents of acdon nol lip. 


letters to the Editors . . 

pdes to senate 


Recently ihe S.A. Senate conducted 
a questionable meeting in which it over- 
rode my veto of two motions and passed 
another that would change the way SA 
finances. Please see Article 
55 in the SASCSDA Constitution. 

As the S.A. President I seriously 
question that senate meeting. There was 
no attempt to contact the Parliamentar- 
ian. The was no accomadation made 
[or the Executive Secretary to attend. 
fliere were no sponsors present. No 
students were notified, as is the case 
with every other Senate meeting via the 
calendar. I was not notified of the meet- 
ing, nor was I notified of the actions 
laken until Monday. 

The actions of this year's Senate 
have gone against the spirit of the con- 
stitution and in some cases violated it 
entirely. The Senate has been allowed 
10 run rampant on personal issues. Be- 
hind closed doors a select few senators 
have attempted to strong arm those who 

>ree into compliance. And when 
they lost on one level they turned 
around and sought retribution for those 
tfio stood in their way. 

All of the above actions have been 
liken under the banner of its "What the 
students want." And yet, when I have 
spoken lo fellow students I have heard 

of these themes. Tliis is not the 
urpose of Senate. Senate has run ram- 
mough and I'm calling on the 
dy to tell their Senators to 
top this behavior. 

As to the proposed change to Ar- 
ide XII, I'm excerising my veto. The 
ptent of this motion is clear. The direc- 
on of this motion, as with all the recent 

Think about this 

When most of us think about envi- 

inmental issues, the first ideas that 
' come to mind are the issues of 
warming, water and energy con- 

rvation, and recycling. 
I would like to suggest that there is 

we to saving our environment than 
I personally believe that one of the 
t causes of the environmental prob- 
J our world faces today is overpopu- 
Statistics prove that every year the 

r'd's population grows by 93 million 
•pie. That would break down to 

M 1.8 million people in one week, 

people in one minute, or about 

e people in just one second. With 

roany new lives entering our world 

8 year, energy and food sources are 

m dwindling. 

Many of us remember seeing faces 
he National Geographic Magazine of 
millions of starving children in Asia 
'Africa. The truth is, tiiere are many 
hese hungry children right here in 
United States. How can we help 
& problem? 
% suggestion would be to gready 

senate motions, is move the balance of 
power. The Senate is attempting to 
move day to day SA operations to a body 
that meets only twice a month. The stu- 
dents elect SA officers to be responsible 
for the day to day operations of SA, not 
the Senate. 

This motion could be used to 
gready hinder the services that SA of- 
fers. As the President 1 can not see how 
the students would want SA not to be 
able to offer the quality that it has done. 
Jeremy Stoner, SA President 
Long Term Health Care Senior 


I have watched with deep disgust as 
the saga of the senate vs. the executive 
and judicial branches has unfolded. But 
tliis latest move really takes the cake. 

First the Senate tried to take away 
Jeremy Stoner's salary without properly 
researching whether it was warranted. 
Then, the Judiciary Committee declared 

that an unconstitutional act. So now the 
Senate is introducing constitutional 
changes which will allow them to 
"amend, modify or revoke any portion 
of the SA budget with a 2/3 majority 
vote" (that includes salaries!) and will 
make Judiciary Committee members 
removable by the Senate. Does this 
sound fishy to anyone else? 

These pieces of legislature will ef- 
fectively weaken the executive branch 
and make the Judiciary Committee a 
group of yea-sayers who cannot vote 
their conscience for fear of losing their 
jobs. And the only branch left with any 
power will be the legislature. If our Sen- 
ate has its way, there will be no checks- 
and-balances system. As far as I know, 
when a small group holds absolute 
power without fear of impeachment or 
discipline, that is usually known of as a 
Beth Boiling 
I 'iv -Died Senior 


I am writing in reference to "Take a 
hint SA senate" (Feb. SAccent). As a 
freshman, I was aggravated after read- 
ing the letter to die editors. I found die 
article very unverified and illogical. 

The letter first reminds us of the 
many age old propositions such as TV's 
in the dorm, ID cards at Taco Bell, and 
trying to get shorts in the cafe. Just be- 
cause these issues have not been setded 
or defeated, doesn't mean they are 
worthless and should be given up on. 
Giving up can only lead to failure. 

Secondly, the letter states "radios 
are menace enough to those who want 
to study ... in the dorm." What about 
those of us who don't? If roommates 
work together, they can arrange a quiet 
study time for their room. 

Lastly, die letter tells us some 
"more important'' topics, which should 
take precedence over what die senate is 
doing now. 

Although I do agree with some of 
her ideas, I find these paragraphs to be 
slightly self-centered. 

In tin's letter we are given a very 
one-sided oudook on SA. The informa- 
tion given reflects one person's values 
and does not consider die rest of die 
students here at Southern. 
Nicole Ball 
Physics Freshman 

We feel that tetters to the editor need 
not represent both sides of a story. 
That's the job of a reporter, hi solicit- 
ing letters to We editors, we are solic- 
iting your ideas, your views. As we all 

limit the size of family that you will have. 
Not only will this benefit your pocket- 
book, but it will also aid in controlling 
the world's population, dius leaving 
more food to feed the starving people of 
this world. 

What if you want a large family? 
Consider adopting. This would help 
place hungry children in an environ- 
ment where they can receive enough 
food to survive, not to mention the love 
and affection of a strong Christian fam- 

Please, as you start to talk about 
having a family remember that not only 
are you and your spouse making a deci- 
sion for your own lives, but also for die 
lives of billions of others. 
Tim Stubbert 
Education S 

Thank you 


I am currently working as a U.S.O. 
director in Asia. I am writing to thank 
you for your consistent kindness in re- 
membering to send me issues of the 
Southern Accent while I am abroad. 
Since I've been in Asia, the Accent has 
provided me with much-welcomed 
news from my college, as well as from 

I'd like to share something that 
happened to me recendy. In March I 
organized the Six Star Salute to the 
Armed Forces, a formal event honoring 
the top 100 military personnel stadoned 
in Korea. I'd happened to bring the lat- 
est issue of the Accent with me and was 

and don 'I always represent both sides. 

reading it when a soldier from Chatta- 
nooga approached me and asked where 
I was from. 

We began talking about Tennessee, 
Southern College and other places we 
miss back home, especially Little 
Debbies. Soon others joined our con- 
versation and all the while Ihe Accent 
was being passed from hand to hand. 

Your newspaper provided these ser- 
vicemen with a feeling of togetherness 
words can't describe. 

Thanks again for remembering me. 
1 look forward to receiving future is- 

Gad Romeo 
[ISO Ptisan Operation Manager 


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Take a Thai break 

Sari Fordham 

H was almost like visiting America. 
On Thursday evening, Kate Conway, Faye 
Cruze, Jason Oci, our director Linda 
(^\ Chcnvanij and 1 got on the train to 
Bangkok. We were all jazzed up and 
ready to go to the student missionary 

Twenty six hours later we arrived in 
Mauk Lek (a small town 3 hours north 
of Bangkok) . We were tired, hungry, 
dusty, smelly, and I had just swallowed a 
hug. You wouldn't have guessed it, 
though, when we saw the Bangkok SMs. 

After a warm shower, something 1 
hadn't had since 1 left the states, (warm E mE ^mm^eerd Southern students join JnanSM retreat in this photo, 
would be the key word no shower) , ^ ^ /jmllffrom mlIa mla) Kmik , spim Ue 

It was fun to see all the Bangkok Seeing MLndy, she's 5'9", helped bring felt like we weren't really in ThaUand. 

SMs, but it was especially exciting to see me down to size). The place was so sheltered and clean. 

Southern's own Mindy Myers, Konika We stayed at an Advcntist wellness And, more importantly, everyone spoke 

Spiva, and Chelsea Hoff. (I had begun to center— think health food. The building English, 

think that at 5'4" 1 was very tall person. reminded me of Cohutta Springs. We all We spent Sabbath enjoying Mauk 

The Goree details . . . 

Aua* Com 

It's a love/hale tiling. Tlicy love to 
traumatize me, I hate to be traumatized. 

I've decided that the safest place in 
my sixth grade classroom is under my 
big metal desk. When four kids are 
chasing each other around (lie room 
with a spray bottle of bleach, three are 
discussing adult sex toys in the back 
corner, one is dancing on her desk, two 
are pulling each other's hair, one is cry- 
ing, six are in the single bathroom, one 
is spitting over the balcony, three are 
studying, three are throwing trash balls 
from across the room, and two are 

Dear Mom . . . 

SMs write home 

screaming, "Miss Goree!" nerves tend 
to frazzle. And no, this is not a dramati- 
zation. It is my reality. 

The end of January brought the end 
of my patience, and the end of my san- 
ity. The roar of 26 pubescent voices was 
deafening, and the day had just begun. 
Shouting and blowing my whistle was a 
vain effort to gain their attention. I stood 
coldly beside my desk, knowing that 
moment would be the turning point of 
my year. 

Suddenly I felt more anger and 
frustration boding in my veins than I'd 
ever felt before. I began to shake and 

my knees got weak and I couldn't find 
the air I needed to breadi. My high 
school grader looked up from his giant 
stack of papers and said, "Miss Goree, 
you're really red." 

1 walked out of the classroom and 
down to the office where 1 told the prin- 
cipal that I just couldn't take it any- 
more. He went to my classroom, and I 
went to the teacher's workroom and 
cried with a heavy heart for half an 

The dark day, as I call that Thurs- 
day, makes me understand a little bit 
how Jesus must have felt in his last days. 

March 28, 1995 

Lek. On Sunday we were more adventur- 
ous. The decision was made to go to j 
World Tech (a big brain fair) . We look 
a songtow, a pickup truck with a shell 
and two benches facing each other. 1 
Eleven of us squeezed into die back. I 

We rode butt to butt for two bumpy, I 
dusty, hours only to find out that World' 
Tech was too crowded. So instead we j 
went to a national park. 

The highlight of the trip was when 
we left the main road and Konika, 
Mindy, and I stood on the tailgate of the{ 
truck and held onto the roof. The driver I 
was a bit drunk and drove like a ma- J 
niac. It was more exciting titan a roller j 

We finally slopped by a water fall 1 
and later got to pet some not-so-wild, 
wild boars. All in all it was a fun day. \ 

On Monday, we said our good-byes 
and made plans to get togedter for an- j 
other break. Then us country cousins 1 
started the long train ride home. So was I 
the trip worth it? You bet ya. 

The people He loved wouldn't listen to 
Him. They were occupied with their 
own amusements, and wouldn't hear 
the words of the Master Teacher. 

Through His hurt and frustration, 
He turned to His Father for strength, as 
I just do every hour in order to survive 
each school day. 


My kids have been cracking me up 
lately. They never fail to make me laugh 
about something during the day. 

Diggy, one of my cutest litde mon- 
ster/munchkins, really hales math. I 
don't mind so much since I don't teach 
it. I'm usually sitting at my desk grading 
papers wltile David (die guy who 
teaches my madi class) is leaching. 

Diggy was totally hating the class 
one day and just couldn't be quiet. He 
asked for permission to gel up to dirow 
away some trash and David said yes. 

As Diggy "strutted" past my desk, 
he unraveled his trash and scrawled 
across the paper "1 hate math!" 

He slyly showed me what it said, 
smunched up his face in a scowl, and 
then crumpled up die paper. 

It was so hard for me not to bust up 
laughing right there in the middle of 
class. I know he was being a little ter- 
ror, but he's just so cute while he's do- 
ing it! 

Stacee Wright 

Warsaw, Poland 

The basic mentality of Polish 
people (even the SDAs to a large extent) 
is still greatly influenced by commu- 
nism. Lazy and dishonest sums up a 
large majority — but always once one 
becomes friends with individuals, the 
story changes — they are very loyal and 
loving friends. 

Unfortunately, because of the lan- 
guage barrier, it's rather lonesome 
here. Being a teacher here is like being 
an actress at times, die students don't 
expect any odier type of relationship to 
form. I have, however, made one very 
good friend— Bili. She and I are going 
to hitchike together in die spring. 

I, with the help of a British-Polish 
speaking man, am holding Steps to 
Christ studies on Friday nights. Joe (the 
Brit) was converted by (these meetings) 
and has studied a great deal on his 
own— he's very knowledgable and I'm 
thankful for his help. 

Wendy Campbell 

Calapoagos Islands 

The people treated me real nice. They are very generous and expect you to accept 
their generosity! If you go visit someone and its within three hours of eating time, 
you will most probably be invited to eat with them. Whether you want to or not 
isn't important. You are expected to eat. It seems like when they offer you a meal, 1 
they are offering you their friendship and it is kind of rude to refuse (which 1 did a 
few times because I had already eaten ... they understood, though) . 

The people on diis particular island have very few morals. The tourists and 
sailors come and go and don't care how many pregnant women they leave. DespiK 
the lack of morality, it is a quite IranquU and peaceful place. A person can go 
walking ah over die streets without any worries past 1 1 :00 p.m. Of course it wouM 
be hard to stay out loo long because all electricity goes out at that time. 

April Taylor I 

April is now serving at the MisionAdvetitista, Casilla 1140, GuayaguiU""' 

dor. She's returning to the stales this "V I 

- Interna tional 

want to be their Michelle Pfieffer 


f The rickety wooden bench that i 
L sitting on is unforgiving It has 

a serious kink in my back and 
[lower half of my body is very numb. 

There is no wind today. 

H is stifling in the liny chapel. The 

is stale and sweat trickles down my 
jck. My bangs are stuck to my fore- 

1. And die withered, toothless man 
tide me sleeping is about to fall into 
] Aalih. Sabbath in Majuro. 

The elder slanding at the pulpit is 
caching in gibberish that I do not 
Lprehend. Yet, I am required to at- 

My mind drifts. 

1 wonder what my friends at South- 
l are doing. Normal people. People 
lo smell good, don't have lice, and 
;e showers. Girls who can wear pants 
[hey want to. 

I Every "Yo Mama" joke that I have 
:r heard pops into my head. 
| What I wouldn't do for a frozen yo- 

I think of Allison. A funny memory 
s a giggle that I ever-so-cleverly 
d with a cough. 

1 feel the familiar lump forming in 

|y throat. 

J If only she could see me now. She 
|uld laugh uncontrollably at my sorry 
Kmpt to sing along in Marshallese. At 
|reformed, missionaried, unmake- 
d face. 

| Majuro. 

I What am I doing here? Why did I 


I Oh year, I was going to tic unselfish 

d sell-sacrificing during the winter 

Jnlhs in the tropics. 

J Iwas going to be like Michelle 

Iffer in Dangerous Minds. 

how it doesn't 
seem to be wor 
ing out that way. 

My perfect little missionary quest 
isn't quite what I thought it would be. 

I am trapped smack-dab in the 
middle of the ocean with nothing. No 
desks. No books. No chalkboard. But 
hardest of all — no respect. 

I thought my students were going to 
adore me. I was going lo be their Robin 
Williams in Dead Poet's Society. I 
would mold them into brilliant, success- 
ful, responsible, creative adults. 

My plans just aren't panning out. At 

My students aren't hanging on lo 
every word thai I utter. In fact, they 
don't hang on to even one syllable. They 
hardly come to class. 

Why don't they love me? 

I should have gone to Italy to be a 
missionary. Now that would have been 

I could be sitting at some quaint 

bistro sipping cappuccino. But no. I'm 
here — eating instant oatmeal and wear- 
ing my long skirts. 

I am unappreciated. No one real- 
izes all of my fabulous talents. Don't 
they know that /am special?! 

Oh, here it conies again — that still 
small voice reminding me that this isn't 
about me. In fact, just the opposile. 

It's about learning how to honesfly 
and truly humble Stephanie. How to put 
self aside. How to make me little and 
God big. 

About helping and caring and lov- 
ing others. Even those who aren't so 
easy to love. Even the ones dial slink. 
The boys thai 'bad word" me in 
Marshallese. The girls who mock me 
when I (ell them lo stop passing notes 
and pay attention. 

It's about all of that stuff thai my 
devolional books have been preaching 

The road to Madagascar 

si Undwer 

finally made it, after five months 1 i mm ar where I signed up to 
iver a year ago. It's been an exciting 
so far, but there are more things to 
ie I'm sure of that. 

expecting to come in 
mbcr, but as things often happen, I 
[flayed. 1 stayed in Zambia until 
of January where I again set out 

togascar with nine others who 
■going for two weeks. 
Many obstacles lay ahead of us, but 
M was leading all the way. We 
I from Zambia to SouUi Africa with- 

1 difficulties. Once in 
annesburg however, we discovered 
■he law about entering Madagascar 
dunged. We now needed to get a 
before we left South Africa. We had 
Snally been informed that we 

get visas until we got lo Mada- 

* only had a few hours to get the 
but the Lord blessed and just one 

hour before we got on the plane we had 
our visas. But then, just as we were 
checking in, the air bne "Inter-Air'' told 
us that they couldn't stop in Madagascar 
because they had no fuel in 
Antananarivo to refuel the plane. 

Somehow the Lord worked it out 
and we Dew anyway. The next plane to 
Madagascar wasn't for another live 
days. But we managed to go that day. 

The taxi drive from Antananarivo lo 
Fanantenana was a real trip. The car 
was rusting and full of holes. It was lit- 
erally held together by wire in places. 
The exhaust was geuing inside and be- 
tween that, the hot humid air and the 
winding roads, well most of the group 
got car sick. 1 managed lo not become 
"green" and just enjoyed the view. 

At one point it started to rain on 
this five hour long car ride. The car be- 
ing such a fantastic beast leaked and 
soaked some of us. Then the one wind- 
shield wiper dial it had Dew off. The 

driver ran back and put it back on, but 
il wasn't attached very well and he could 
only use die wiper intermittendy so it 
wouldn't come off again. 

But we survived that trip, and after 
just one week here I have had several 
more experiences. I've been helping to 
budd my first house. The frame is wood 
but the roof and walls are made out of 
palm branches and bamboo — a true 
grass hut. 

We walked up river for a couple 
hours last week dien floated back down 
on bamboo logs. It was a fun trip. But 
today we heard that right near the vil- 
lage where we first got in the river, there 
was a lady badung just the oilier day 
who was attacked and killed by a croco- 
dile. This is a shock since all the infor- 
madon I've had about this island was 
that there are no dangerous animals. 
Crocoddes must have been introduced. 

This week-we went lo the ocean on 
the east coast. We first went out where 

at me for years — loving the most, 
those who are the hardest to love. 

It's about them. No matter what. <n% 

This whole adventure. This 
missionarying. It's about accepfing 
those who don't care if diey have my 

About realizing that I'm no better 
than the hide boy who squats in die 
road to go "tee-tee." 

God is using me to do His work. I 
am a servant of God on a special call- 
ing, and yet, I am complaining. 

I take for granted the beauty dial 
He shows me every morning dirough 
the sunrise. His power that is revealed 
to me through the crashing waves that 
could swallow me whole. 

1 am taking for granted the ten- 
derness that He reminds me of every 
time a small child dirows her arms 
around my neck. His sense of humor 
that my students actually would think 
that my name truly is "Miss America." 

His kindness every time an old 
woman smiles that one-toothed smile 
at me with her eyes twinkling and her 
actions accepting. 

And yes, I am reminded of his 
endless compassion and patience ev- 
ery time I run out of mine. 

When I think of all that my God 
gives me, I have to agree witii die song 
that says, "My God is so big, so strong, 
and so mighty, diere is nothing that He 
cannot do." 

If our God can make me appreci- 
ate die shrew that scamps across my 
kitchen floor every morning, if He can 
give me the wdl to help these chddren 
who do not want my help, if He can 
keep my chin up even when my beau- 
tiful friend dies and the mail plane 
hasn't come for three weeks, then yes, 
there is nothing dial He cannot do. 

the waves were about 3 to 5 feel high. 
We were swimming there because we 
were waiting for our car (taxi) to pass 
over a river by ferry — the bridge was 
out because of a recent typhoon two 
weeks ago. II took forever. 

Well we were told, after swimming 
for two hours, dial we couldn't swim 
there — sharks in the water. We later 
read in a book that an average of 1 2 
people are killed by sharks in dial area 
every year. 

The lord has indeed been protect- 
ing us in our ignorance. We finally got 
across the river, bul our taxi still 
couldn't get over, so we went by canoe. \_j 
We got a different taxi on die other side 
and went to a hotel— which was flat- 
tened by the typhoon. We had a good 
meal and dien went in die water which 
was protected by a reef— but lots of sea 
urchins in the water. 

It's been exciting so far and I've 
only been here a week. 


March 28, 1995 1 

Can't stop 
the madness 

Mitt Mum "Thj Swami" 
Adam Rivera "The Guru" 

Jusi bcfort- the long, drawn-out 
baseball season arrives is the most 
exciting and anticipated lime of the 
year if you're a true sports fan. The 
NCAA Division 1 men's basketball 

The "Big Dance" and "March 
Madness" are two of the most com- 
mon nicknames for this exhilarating 
and unpredictable three-week event 
that transcends other sports. Unlike 
the Super Bowl, major boxing 
matches, and oilier ballyhooed pro- 
fessional spoils events, die tourna- 
ment always lives up to the hype it's 

The tournament starts out with 
64 teams and ends with one cham- 
pion. Six games must be won in suc- 
cession over three weeks. It's not like 
die World Series and NBA Champion- 
ship where you get a second chance 
lo alone for a losl game. You lose in 
Uiis tourney, baby, and you go home. 

There are no second chances, 
Ever) play, shot) and possession 
count. There are favorites, of course, 
one of which almost always winds up 
winning die crown, But unheralded 
teams also have iheir chance lo shine. 
That is part of what makes this event 
so special 

Some things are givens in sports, 
i.e., the AFC will get humiliated in ihe 
Super Bowl and Mike Tyson will de- 
molish the next lomalo can Don King 
dirows at him. However, in "March 
Madness" anything can happen, espe- 
cially in the early rounds. 

Examples abound in whal has 
been one of the wildest and most 
memorable tourneys in a long time. 
Princeton, with its methodical and 
patient style won one for its outgoing 
coach, Pete Carill in die first round as 
it "back-doorcd" defending cham- 
pion UCLA to death en route to vic- 

The tiny engineering school of 
Drexcl outworked athletic and over- 
confident Memphis in a first round 
victory, Undermanned and freshmen- 
laden Arkansas surprised everyone by 
making it to the "Sweet 16." 
Syracuse, the fourth best team 

from die mighty Big East, knocked off 
highly rated Kansas on their way to 
the Final Four (which is in the Swarai 
and the Guru's home state of New 
Jersey at the Meadowlands this year.) 

Mississippi Slate shocked first 
Connecticut and dien Cincinnati, the 
number one and two seeds from the 
Soudieasi on Uieir way to the Mead- 
owlands. This doesn't even take into 
account ihe number of close, thrill- 
ing games and buzzer- beaters. 

Al die beginning of die tourney 
the Swami picked Kentucky, 
Georgetown, Connecticut, and Kansas 
in the Final Four with Kentucky de- 
feating Kansas to win it all. The Guru 
had Kentucky, Massachusetts, Cincin- 
nati, and Kansas with Kentucky over 
Cincinnati in the championship. 

You see how off-base we were 
widi our picks, but I doubt anyone in 
America had all four teams correcdy 
picked in the Final Four. 

Some quick observations about 
the tournament before our Final Four 

• John Wallace saved his career by 
reneging on his decision to enler 
the NBA draft last year, only to 
come back and carry a good, but 
by no means great, Syracuse team 
to the Final Four. 

• The West bracket, which Syracuse 
came out of, had to be the weakest 
bracket in recent history. 

• Jim Calhoun of Connecticut and 
Roy Williams of Kansas are over- 
rated. They perennially have top- 
five programs and great recruiting 
classes but can never get to the 
next level. 

The Guru and the Swami both 
agree Mississippi State will defeat 
Syracuse, and Kentucky should beat 
Massachusetts in what will be a clas- 
sic. We then see Kentucky defeating 
Mississippi Stale for the national 
charapionslup, getting the "monkey" 
off of Rick Pitino's back that he can't 
win the big game. If Kentucky doesn't 
win it this year, then Pitino should 
feel the pressure, since diis is widely 
viewed as one of the deepest and 
most talented teams ever. 

It's really impossible eor athletes to grow up. As long as 
you're playing, no one will let you. . . But on the other 
hand, you're a superhuman hero that everyone dreams oe. 


Read the Accent 

Hockey draws crowds 

Melanie Vincent 

There has been something going 
on at the gymnasium lately. Hockey. 

Steve Jaecks, intramural director, 
says that on some nights, more fans 
turn out for hockey than any other in- 
tramural sport. Including basketball. 

"There is an excitement about the 
game that's not present in other 
sports," says Jaecks. "The action is fast 
and furious." 

There are five A-league teams, five 
B-league teams, and three women's 
teams this year. 

"That is an excellent turnout for 

hockey," says Jaecks. 

The many Canadian students such ' 
as Adam Mohns, Seth Perkins, and I 
Grant Corbett give the sport flavor with | 
their obvious talent, he says. 

"I like the non-stop action and the 
challenge of the game," says Rich 
Wilkins. "It's a great way to release 

Brittany Affolter says, "I like the 

And these are the things that call 
students out to watch the hockey games | 
and cheer for their favorites. 


It's an old-fashioned revival 

a. Bauer 

i you think that those 
.is set up at four corners 
tok suspiciously like an old- 
Tshionctl evangelistic meet- 
ing, then you're right. 
]\vo Southern freshmen 
re leading out in an evange- 
lic scries called, "Hope For 
| Troubled World." 
The free meetings are 
Id each evening from 7- 
| ; 15 p.m., Sunday through 
Thursday, there will be a total 
If 20 meetings lasting through 
[pril 11. Baby-silting is pro- 
dded free of charge. 

Each evening begins with 
Iroup singing followed by 
Ipecial music and often a 

le and book giveaway. Two 
loulhern religion majors give 
le message on alternate 

Steven Hunt, a freshman 
[from Jamaica, opened the se 

n Sunday, March 17, 
^peaking about die New World Order. 

mt 200 people filled the tent. 

"He rocked the tent," says Junior 
phin Payne. 

Robert Delridge, a freshman from 
betroit gave his first message about 

s, crime, disease, and what is to 

Sing it brother — Sophomore Art Lopez shares special music with tent meeting attend- 
ees. Even when only a few arrive, the atmosphere is alive with music, laughter, and 

come in the future. Despite die colder 
weather during Delridge's message, die 
tent still held a large number of people 
The meetings are intended for ev- 
eryone — from the elderly in the com- 
munity, to college students. Each of the 

meetings will cover current day events 
by putting a spiritual edge to each of 
them. Towards the end of the series, the 
messages will concentrate on God's love 
for each of us. 

.ocal pageant to celebrate Easter 

,n Fawwr 

"SonRise" is an opportunity to see 
Seventh-Day Adventist view of the 
mcifixion and resurrection of Jesus. 
The pageant begins at the Col- 
idale Church with the Triumphal 
try. Further scenes include the Last 
lupper, Gethsemane, Pilate's Judgment 
lail, judas's suicide, and die crucifix- 
ion. The pageant ends at die gym with 
Ihe resurrection. All events will be in 

different parts of campus, church prop- 
erty, and along the Collegedale roads. 

Pageant coordinator Headier 
Aasheim says the diere will be plenty of 
room for audience participation. 

On April 6, there will be live perfor- 
mances starting at 9:30 am unlU 12:30 
p.m. These seven showings are at inter- 
vals of 30 minutes. Tickets are available 
for no charge to 400 people for each 

half-hour live event. 

Tickets are avadable at the church 
and the Village Market, 

"Come prepared for a step back 
into time," says Aasheim. "Experience 
the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus 

Are they really 

Al« Rowmo 

The Christian Coalition is mak- 
ing effort lo influence yon, ;is a 
Christian American, through dis- 
honest propaganda. Surprised? Lets 
look ai the tails. 

The Chrislian Coalition sends 
out millions of brochures yearly in 
attempts to "ensure an informed 
Christian vote." One particular bro- 
chure. Congressional Scoreconl, 
talks about how congressional 
Christians voted on specific issues. 
This may come across as innocent, 
but the intentions are more dian 

If we critically look at die lan- 
guage contained in the Christian 
Coalition's propaganda, we'll dis- 
cover a variety of loaded state- 
ments. Some like "issues critically 
important to you" (How do they 
know what's important to me?) or 
"educating the voting Christian 
public" (Who said I need educa- 
tion?) At a glance these appear in- 
nocent while they actually attempt 
to impose opinions upon die 

The Christian Coalition also 
brags about "generating record- 
breaking, Christian voter turn- 
around in the 1994 mid-term elec- 
tions." ( In olher words, they influ- 
enced the way Christians vote.) Yet 
they claim to favor separation of 
church and slate. 

The Chrislian Coalition claims 
only lo "inform" the Christian pub- 
lic through their propaganda, yet 
they're attempting to influence the 
way people think and vote. 

Not only is this outright dishon- 
esty it's also a blatant disregard for freedom. 

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March 28, 1995 

Who is he really? The man behind next year's SA 


Lariu Myers 

Tom Roberts isn't afraid of 

He stands at six feet, seven inches 
tall, a full head and shoulders above 
the rest of mere man. Me lives on the 
lop floor of his house on lop of a hill. 
And now, as SA president he's top 

Roberts s:iy>. lie finds his new po- 
sition in life "shocking" and com- 
pletely unanUeipaled. 

"The way things have gone," he 
says, "if somebody would've told me a 
year ago that the next year I would be 
elected SA president, 1 would have 
said, 'Oh, really.'" 

But, he admits, "it really is excit- 

Roberts lives, with two room- 
mates, in a house about seven miles, 
over the river and through die woods 
away from Southern. The inside is 
typically male-college-student bare. 
Woods surround the property, and 
"you can't see another house in the 
summertime when the leaves are on 
the trees," says Roberts. 

This quiet county home repre- 
sents the difference between the "be- 
fore" and "after" in Roberts' life. 

At 24-years-old, this is his second 
shot at college. The first was some- 
what of a disaster, he says. 

Roberts grew up in Clinton Town- 

At home — Robots lire*, iritb two roommates and two manx cats named 
Feather and Sai>e. tic fairs Steve Given, Chinese fond, and popcorn. Present 
Truth in the Real World by John I'au/ien is a hook he recommends. He loves 
sports, and he works with Pathfinder kids at Standifer Gap in his spare time. 
He also makes regular visits to the Advent Home. Roberts has two older brotb- 

ship, Mich., about 20 miles north of asked to leave. 

Detroit. Since he was young, he says, he God didn't do a Saul number on 

really had no interest in die Seventh-day him, Roberts says, but one day for an 
Adventist church to which his family unknown reason he picked up his 

Bible. That was the turning point. He 
came to Southern in the summer of 
1994 as a psychology major. He later 
switched to theology. 

And while he might not have pre- 
dicted this turn of events in his fife, 
Roberts feels that God has brought him 
to this point. 

. In fact, he says, he used to 
beg his mother not to have to attend 
widi her each week. 

This pattern continued as Roberts 
entered his teens. When he began at- 
tending the University of Michigan, he 
says he did little but drink and party. His 
GPA was nearlv nonexistent. He was 

"1 really think that die SA presi- 
dent can do positive things," he says 
"I really think that SA can make a dif- 

The difference he plans to make 
as president includes working more 
closely with CARE and the chaplain's 
office to provide community service 
opportunities to students throughout 
the year, planning the third annual 
Community Service Day, looking into 
the possibilities of having an expanded 
career fair at Southern, and, on a 
more practical note, improving cam- 
pus lighting. 

Roberts knows that his race and 
election have been surrounded by 
controversy. The possibility for a 
revote due to poor handling of voting 
booths and the fact that he decided 
and was approved to run for president 
after the deadline have raised ques- 
tions about his legitimacy. 

"I did everything I could possibly 
do," he says. He spoke with Matt Vixie 
of the senate elections committee and 
ran the idea past Bill Wolders, VP for 
student services. "I got the green light 
from every direction, so I went ahead 
with it." 

"I really think that people want to 
go in a different direction (with SA)," 
says Roberts. "The number one goal 
that Southern has is to prepare people 
for service as Christians." 

Aaron Raines 
at a glance: 

Position: Executive 171 1996-97 

Home town: Breaks, Va. (pop. WO) 

Hobbies: rappelling, all water sports, computer go 

Family: One older sister, two parents 

Pets: a dog la mutt mimed Kibbles) 

Favorite book: anything by Jack Loudon 

Movie favorites: Hunt for Red October and last of '* 

Favorite food: strawberry rhubarb pie 
Hero: grandfather 

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Higgins longs for Arthur's court 

isox Stireivalt 

■rom her love of the Arthurian leg- 
„ 1U .0 her collections of "nice" dragons 
fid shiny swords, English professor 
ebbie Higgens makes medieval times 

ie to life. 

Higgens discovered her passion for 
ie medieval time period when intro- 
uced in high school to the Arthurian 
gends in Mary Stuart's book, Crystal 
%e. The last book in C.S. Lewis' Space 
ilogy, That Hideous Strength, is also 
e of her favorites, because it draws 

the legend of King Arthur, the knights 
die round table, and Merlin. 

"I'm fascinated with history, ancient 

periods, and Merlin," says 
iggens. "When I was exposed to the 
edieval time period, I just fell in love 


For Higgens this love has produced 
fascinating collection of dragons, 
rords, and a bit of chain mail— armor 
ade up of interlacing metal clasps and 

•s. She also collects "nice" dragons. 

"I don't like the mean, nasty drag- 

they have out there. I prefer nice 
id cute ones," she says. 

She is kepf company by two drag- 

cotlects middle 

and visits 

avid fan of the medieval ages, stands 

collection of dragons and miniature coat of mail Higgen 
raphernalia, reads literature of that lime, 

ons that share residence in her Brock "I want to learn how to sword fight 

Hall office named St. George and Twi- and joust with rings," she says. "But 

light. One of her office walls displays a really, the swords are to keep my stu- 

silver sword she purchased at a Renais- dents in line .., and I am kidding, of 

sancefair. course." 

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to*/?! do service ^,E. "^ 
ear " money for coW| foP life. 

You get eV' 6 ijw^-, 

9etf '^9 things <l°" e - 

What do you 
do to relax? 

"! watch TV or video or play com- 
puters games like Free Cell, Jezzball, 
or Rodent's Revenge." 

Don Dick, English and speech 

"Gardening." In the winter? "No but 
I'd like to, so I give it a lot of 

Boh Egbert, education andpsy- 

"I like to read Sometimes as related 
to my job. Sometimes Reader's Di- 
gest. I like history. American history. 
Things about the the Civil War. I like 
to read tilings about Adolph HiUer. i 
don't understand how the man's 
brain operated. I just think it's inter- 
Sharon Engel, head dean of women 

"I usually sit down with my cross 
stitch or my knitting and just totally 
empty my mind." 

Carole Haynes, education 
and psychology 

"I'm a birdwatcher, I like to walk, 
and I read a loL Strangely enough. I 
just read Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. 
It's something you usually pick up in 
your teens." 

Don tvat/irniiii/in, religion 

"I'm intoxicated by classical music. I 
don't understand it, I just love it. I 
.you gave me a quiz I'd fail it. But 
that's beside the point. It just drains 
out the stress." 

Ed lamb, behavioral science 

"I go walking, and I run too I 

spend time with my friends doing all 
kinds of tilings — watching TV, play- 
ing games, talking. My friends and I 
love to talk." 

Marl- Can) ten Cat lego, 
modern languages 

"I like lo take a drive and go wher- 
ever. ( In my car) I have story tapes, 
music (apes, lecture tapes," 

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Alone the Promenade ... in March 

*-' ... . ... .. u._ M^narolnr (leCOllLlill" lllS (111:11 

March 28, 1995 | 

E. 0. Crundsh 

The calendar tells us that spring has 
arrived The temperatures and weather 
facts say otherwise. In spite of the lin- 
gering cold, are there any evidences 
that Spring is advancing anyway? 

Oh yes: the blossoming red bud and 
Bradford pears (all in a row down by 
McKets); the crocuses, daffodils, for- 
sylhia, and wild plums bursting out; the 
migratory flights of sandhill cranes and 
Canada geese, and cedar waxwings 
slopping long enough, en route, to 
gorge on holly hemes and other 
edibles, green grass and longer daylight 
times. And ... I saw a couple on the 
bank beside the Student Park soaking 
up a few "rays" — a very positive spring 

So . . . let's check on a few license 
plates to find some odd combinations of 
letters (usually three). Here are a few 
examples of abbreviations and words: 


Lellers Interpretation 






Adenosine triphosphate 






Oak (as in tree) 

W. Va 


District of Columbia 




There's a Mississippi air with 22 on 
the plate — nothing else; two cars 
parked side-by-side with THH and HHT 
on the respective plates; found another 
car which has the same letter combina- 
tion as on my plate — CQV, and finally 
the ultimate letter scheme — there's a 
white Toyota pick-up with these let- 

It's too cold out there, so let's re- 
treat to the student center and KR's 
Place, always a terrific source of spec- 
tacular information. 

I asked a number of students to 
name an interesting, weird, or funny 
item stored in their room, closet, or 


Stacy Ranch, a nursing major from 
Longwood, Fla. has her sister's boy- 
friend stashed away in a closet (oh my!) 

Walter Szobszlai, a hcalth-PE-recre- 
ation major from Hyde Park, N.Y. ad- 
mits that his weird roommate is always 
hiding in the closet getting ready to 
scare him (hey, that last name is scary 

Sharlene Chin, another HPER major 
from Brampton, Ont. has a treasured 
troll hidden in her closet — the troll 
looks remarkably like her ex-boyfriend. 

Jorge Terres, a Theology ministerial 
major from Casselberry, Fla. is harbor- 
ing a decaying pizza in his refrigerator. 

Ah-Ram Urn, a religion studies ma- 
jor from Putnam Valley, N.Y, admits to 
holding a two-month old orange in his 

Alex Rosano, a BIBC major from 
Marietta, Ga. has a cracked skateboard 

decorating his quarters. 

Mike Wiley, a religion studies major 
from Lakewood, N.Y. has a large plastic 
bag of pretzels in his closet; he doesn't j 
like them but eats a few at midnight 
anyway (must enhance his digestive sys-j 
tern somehow!) 

Causes for rejoicing: die Campus 
Kitchen — it can seat 102 at a time- 
have you checked it out yet? The Hick- 1 
man Science Center is beginning to look 
like a science building at last— you j 
have to wear a special hard-hat in order 
to visit; the "March Madness" of the j 
college basketball championships is 
rapidly coming to a close; there are 31 
days until finally exams and 1 1 3 days I 
until die Olympics open in Adanta on j 
July 19 

Ah, so . . . now if anyone could fig- j 
ure out how to make Spring arrive! j 

Accent Thriller 

Chris Lewis 

I eanie home from school one day 
at the age of nine and made a sand- 
wich. 1 peeled and ate it in one gulp. 
Then I sal down to think. 

My mom came in the kitchen, and 
\ said, Tm worried." 

"You know what that means, don't 

my mother into the office of one Dr. 
David Berksteiner. 

He was a man in his extreme fifties 
with thin hair, wire rim glasses, and his 
thumb in his mouth. He spoke cumber- 
somely, "What's the situation?" 

My mother spoke up, "It's an emer- 

She turned to me and said, "Go 
ahead and tell him what you told me 

I said, "You mean about how you 
chain me to the big tree in the back 
yard and leave me there all night?" 

"No, no. tell him what you told me 
in the kitchen this afternoon." 

I told him. His eyes got very wide. 

"You'd belter leave, Mrs. Lovinskie. 
We have some real work to do." 

My modier left, and the doctor told 
me to lie down on a leather couch. He 
began asking me all kinds of questions. 

"How do you b'ke school? What do 
you think of my glasses? How often do 
you stick your face in a fan?" 

I answered him as well as 1 could. 
He shook his head. The session went on 
like that for a few days, and I began to 
gel a little hungry since the last thing 1 
had eaten had been the sandwich. 

Finally, he gave me his psychoanaly- 
sis. He said that I had a craving for jelly- 
„„,„,., .,..,, „ feh "i my diet and a feeling that I was 

you? she said. It s time for a trip to the lacking something somewhere I won- 
psychiatnst. Get your handcuffs, and get dered how he could pinpoint my prob- 

in the car." 

We drove quickly to the new Patho- 
logical Sanitarium for Youth Conspicu- 
ous of Having Obstacles— or 
PSYCHO— ward. 1 got out and followed 

lem so precisely. He'd done a lot of 
studying, I guess. 

Anyway, he went on. 

He said that my fondness for candy 
and other things similar to candy (he 

gave ice cream, lentils, and spinach as \ 
examples) came from a deep feeling of 
malice for my left tennis shoe. 

The anxiety I was feeling about my 
math unit test was really part of my de- 
nial of feelings of my need for oxygen to • 
sustain fife and my aversion to sharp , 
pointed objects and red-hot burning 
things came from a suppressed aware- 
ness that daylight savings time is really 
just a phrase. 

He was really making sense to me, j 
but the more I listened to Mm, the more 
I sensed within him a deep down, re- 
strained urge to conduct trains and pull j 
the whisde at railroad crossings. 

I shared this notion with him, audit j 
caught him off guard. He sat pondering 
the thought and then asked if I would sit I 
in his chair, so he could he on the 
couch. I complied. 

I began asking him questions and 
reading his mind to get the answers. He 
formed a picture of an engineer's hat in 
his mind. He sat up, and his face lit up. | 

"You're right," he said, "My place | 
is on the train. I've been unfulfilled ail 
these years. You deserve my diploma. 

With that, he removed his name 
from his diploma and wrote my name. 


those of Bryan 
Fowler. In fact 

Bryan's picture, 
it's Peter Purler, 
The Newsboys, 

n Fowler 

■s that's all. 
That is all there really is between 
■you and a degree. Well sure, you have 
ijourussociates degree, which you 
jn complete in two years. And you 
jjave that five year program that lets 
m stay at this wonderful school and 
Loend well over 80 thousand dollars, 
ir that money, you could buy a nice 
Icura, stock in Cracker Barrel, some 
Jolid gold toenail clippers, and still 
lave enough money to pay the pizza 


So off to college you go. Leaving 
ie nest. Flying the coop. Cutting the 

If you are the youngest, or only 
hild, your parents jump in glee and 
jelebrate by buying that fake wine 
Ltd eating at a restaurant where they 
fe the portraits of ex-presidents in 
|ie celery. 

But for you on the other hand, 
klebraiion is going to Krispy Kreme 
lid ordering milk with your dough- 
Yes college changes your life 
inch. You start thinking, "I 
find a job in four years," and 
ie looked at me! Or was that at 
should I wave? No . . . yes 
yes* dang it was him." Or, "what 
pose does campus s;ifely really 
re? To serve and protect . . . your 
king lots." 

So lei's go over the benefits of 
lege. After three months of demo- 
>lik studies 1 have come up with 
first ever published percentages 
vhy people attend Southern. 
99% ) Consistent acts of stupidity 
Senate keep students laughing 
95"..) Opportunity to meet future 
B6%) Chance to deal with 

W',. i Student loans available for 
sonal hobbies 
54%) Free salt at Wendy's 
3%) Community showers 
■4%) Earn a degree 
h iMjut'siioned rather or not 

Upon this 
plinth I stand 

people who have graduated actually 
are still roaming around in the real 
world, or if they have been sucked 
into the black hole of death, other- 
wise known as Arizona. 

For many people, college pre- 
pares them for the upcoming 
stresses and demands of the real 
world, giving them internships, 
practicums, research projects, de- 
mographic studies, and time man- 

For others, college helps them 
further their knowledge of the real 
world, otherwise known as Taco 
Befi, Blockbuster Music, movies by 
the mall, and the opposite sex. 

Some people get their experi- 
ence by sitting in their rooms playing 
Mechwarrior 2 on their Pentium 
120. And others get it from hands on 
activities. Like me, and my humor 

I was having fun writing about 
how stupid dating was, and how it 
really isn't cool. Well now I am dat- 
ing Ethel, (name was changed to 
protect die innocent) and so I can't 
slam relationships at Southern. I 
can't tell you that it's a pain to always 
check in with someone, and always 
eat with the same person, and won- 
der if you need to hold their hand. 

See now, I can't tell you die dis- 
advantages of dating. How so much 
time is wasted, and you don't have 
your freedom. But dial's what col- 
lege does to you. 

College only has a lot to offer if 
you have a lot to receive. After all 
you don't have that long to learn ev- 

Four years that's all 

— ^ 


■ I 

Top 10 things Jeremy Stoner would like 
to tell the senate but can't 

Daryl Cole 

Victor Czerkasii 

From the home office near the keyhole of Hie door that opens into the office of 

the president of the Student Association. 

10. "You know, those disgruntled postal workers can sometimes go back to their 
workplaces and do the silliest things ... Oh, by the way, here's your mail." 

9. "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but (sob!)" 

8. "Yes, It was me who T.P.'d all of your vehicles." 

7. "Hasta la vista, baby." 

6. "Say, let me sing you my favorite country song that best expresses job dissatis- 

5. "How do I spell 'INGRATE? S-E-N-A-T-E." 

4. "I think you need to stand in the corner and think about what you've done . . . 
what do you think? 

3 "I'm graduating. You're not. So there." (extended tongue) 

2. "I like those movies where a person is wronged, but he comes back with an ar- 
senal to make things right. How about you!" 

1. "I'll be back." 



March 28. 1995] 

What is a sure 
sign of spring? 


"Warm weather and going 10 the beach." v -5%^ 
Justin Peterson jt J 
Pre-Pbysical Therapy .Senior W ■* f 

"Tulips, bunnies, and chocolate." 
Tammy Garner 
Nursing Senior 

"Pear trees." 1 

Tom Turk ' 

JSebavioral Science-Family Studies Senior 

Jonathan Borne 
Biology Senior 


Where were you when 
JFK was shot? 

^.^^ "I was not alive." 
•**^^ Kim Zunitch 

S JK Nursing Freshman 

"1 was stuck in my father's vas deferens." 
Ryan Anderson 
Nursing Senior 

"1 don't think I was born yet.' 


.H "I was in the library down in Daniels Hall in the 

I 'stacks' studying." 
flfe Jeanne Dickinson 

Music library & Equipment Manager 


Ph.'uf-kM'm Si'm.uhm, Dfh> 

Community Calendar 


About I'aces — Creative Discovery Mu- 
seum, thru April 30. 
Well-Pressed in Chattanooga — an ex- 
hibition of mixed media collages, 
Hunter Museum, thru March 31. 
Baseball Exhibit — Chattanooga Re- 
gional History Museum, thru June 16. 
The 100th Anniversary of the Chatta- 
nooga golf and Country Club — Chatta- 
nooga Regional History Museum, thru 
Sept. 22. 

20th Anniversary of the Chattanooga 
Doll Club — Chattanooga Regional His- 
tory Museum, April 1-July 31. 
UTC Senior Art Sbou>— Cress Gallery of 
Art/UTC Fine Arts Center, April 8-19- 


■■Battlefield Story"— Chattanooga- 
Ctuckamauga Battlefield Park, March 
24, 3 p.m. 

Tri-State Homeshow — Convention & 
Trade Center, March 28-31. 

Southern College Gym-Masters Home 
Show — Memorial Auditorium, March 
31,7 p.m. 

American Cancer Society Nurses Con- 
ference — Chattanooga Convention & 
Trade Center, March 28. 
Art & Science: No Longer a Male Do- 
main — Hunter Museum auditorium, 
April 1,5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Friends of the Library book reviews — 
Hemingway's Islands in the Stream, 
downtowm library, April 3, 12 p.m. 
Ice-Capades—WC Arena, April 4-6 
Arts and Education Council Annual 
Lecture — Loch Johnson, Raccoon 
Mountain Romm at UTC, April 11, 7:30 

Yard Art u 

nessee aquarium, April 11,7-9 p.c 


Grease! — Memorial Auditorium, March 
26-28, 8 p.m. 

Bach's St. Matthew Passion — AUanta 
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sym- 
phony Hall, March 27-29, 8 p.m. 
Chattanooga Symphony — with Julie 
Boyd-Penner, Tivoli Theatre, March 28, 

j* KR's Place presemts . . . - w— 


Phokb; David Gwial 


8 p.m. 

Symphony Friday Fanfare— -Tivoli The- 
atre, March 29, 8 p.m. 
Seven last Words oj Christ— -Col- 
legedale SDA Church, April 6, 3:30 p.m. 
The Boston Camerata — University of 
the South/All Saints' Chapel, March 29, 
8 p.m. 

Charlie Edmonds "The Preaching 
Bluesman" — Bessie Smith Hall, March 
30,8 p.m. 

Guilford Choir of England — St. paul's 
Episcopal Church, April 1 1 , 7 p.m. 


Bridging the Gap: New Choreography 
fromAtlanta— CoPAC/Barking Legs 
Theater, March 29-30, 8 p.m. 
The Father— UTC/Department of the- 
atre and Speech, Dorothy Hackett Ward 
theatre at UTC's Fine Arts Center, April 
5-6 & 12-13, 8 p.m.; April 8 & 11, 7 

Senior Neighbors Performances — the 
Ripe and Ready Players, Senior Neigh- 
bors, April 11-12, 1:30p.m. 

Be a 










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outhern, Collegedale not immune to AIDS 

ie Kerr 

The statistics say it's true: HIV and 
fos are creeping their way into Col- 
ledale and onto Southern's campus. 
1 According to a March 13 Health 
fpartment report, over 600 people in 
iattanooga and Hamilton County have 
([Hired HIV or AIDS. About half of 

e people have expired, according to 
ly Rowland, coordinator for AIDS out- 
Ich activities for the department. 
1 But here's the scary part: Ooltewah 
i reported 1 1 cases of AIDS and eight 
ftes of HIV. Collegedale and Apison 

e reported case of HTV and 

That number isn't inclusive, says 
Chattanooga Cares Director of Educa- 
tion Lori Miller. She says that for every 
person diagnosed, there are seven to 10 
people infected and don't know it. 

"That means in this area there are 
4,000 to 6,000 (people) possibly in- 
fected with the virus." she says. Those 
numbers are high because the majority 
of those infected don't think that they 
are at risk, don't have any symptoms, 
and don't gel tested. And some people, 
Rowland says, can live for eight to 10 
years without symptoms and could be 
unknowingly infecting others with the 

These numbers are increasing rap- 
idly for young people under 29, women, 
minorities, and heterosexuals, says 

"Nationally, a person is infected 
with the HTV virus every 60 seconds," he 
says. That adds up to one in every 250 
adults, and one in every 100 adult 

And if those national statistics hold 
up on the campus of Southern, at least 6 
students could be infected with the dis- 
ease and at least 4 full-time faculty and 
staff members. 

But there is good news. Blood As- 
surance says rumors that 17 people 

tested HIV positive during the last blood 
drive at Southern are untrue. 

Membership Services Director 
Grady Lane says only 23 people have 
donated blood and tested positive for 
HIV in the entire area since testing be- 
gan in 1985. 

And Lane says he feels diat potential 
high-risk donors are staying away. 

"We ted people not to donate if they 
are high risk," he says. 

High risk categories include die use 
of non-sterile needles and engagement 
in unprotected sex. 

'The blood supply isn't rampant 
with AIDS," says lane. 

Sonrise draws viewers in — 

They PUilED n on-Tbe first ever Easter pageant put on by Collegedale Church 
managed to amid rain and came off with very few hitches. Participants 
traveled through Jesus experience from the triumphal entry to Calvary. They 
were part of the crowd who cried that He he made king. They were part of 
the mob who screamed for His crucifixion. Hundreds 'of amateur actors, 
dressed In period costume played everything from vegetable sellers to 

mail survey tells SA what students are thinking 

Ji Quails 

|In a recent letter to 600 students, 
president Jeremy Stoner fielded the 
"ion of the student body about this 

's Student Association. 

'1 wanted to know what the stu- 

15 lelt," he says, "I have received 
V responses so fax." 

iside . . . 

J world Biology 2 


porial 4 

■oton acceleration 7 

prking musicians 8 

^ve proposals. 9 

' den, X 10 

fP 'en galore ]n 

j^nor jj 

jewpoints 12 

Stoner plans to post the results ii 
the student center. He will e-mail 
the list of responses to anyone who re- 
quests it. 

In the survey he asked 10 questions 
about SA and its various functions. The 
responses careened between die nega- 
tive and the positive with little in the 

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for an endless stream of laughs. Better not 
be drinking anything! See page 10. 


One question asked student what 
they thought of SA this year. 

"I wish I could say something posi- 
tive," said one reply. "I probably could 
if I thought real hard, but honesdy, my 
first impression of SA is pretty weak." 

Some said diey thought the SA 
should be more spiritual. Others 
thought the answers lie in a senate that 
"cares more for the student body than 

Students answered specific ques- 
tions about SA departments and publi- 

Some called the Accent "tabloid 
quality. The kind of thing you would try 
to avoid looking at in the supermarket 
lines," while others said "the editors 
have done a great job ..." 


e felt 

"should be more spiritual" as should 
the social activities branch of SA. 

Students were also polled about 
issues such as the possibility of voting 
by email and Student Services' move k 
die game room. 

Those who did not receive a poll 
and would like to respond to it may 
email Stoner at jestoner@soutrj( 



April H, 1996 1 

Learnabout biology in a real world setting 

Andra Armstrong 

Grab your Dippers and dusl off your 
hiking boots. It's time to go traveling. 

Tropica! Marine Biology and Smoky 
Mountain Flora will be offered by die 
Biology Department during first sum- 
mer session. 

Tropical Marine Biology is open to 
anyone who has taken high school or 
college biology. It will be taught by Biol- 
ogy Chair Dr. Stephen Nyirady, 

"We require dial you are comfort- 
able in the water and can swim," says 
Nyirady. "We will be snorkeling, but you 
will enjoy it more if you can scuba 

The first part of the course will be 
taught at Southern, studying specimens 
and slides. 

"Our purpose is to acquaint stu- 
dents with the types of life on the reef so 
they can identify the organisms there," 
says Nyirady. "We want them to under- 
stand how the creatures live, interact, 
and contribute to the eco-system." 

The class will then travel to San 
Pedro on Ambergris Caye in Belize to 
study a live reef. 

Smile, Mr, Imit-Tropica! Marine Biology students will be making friends this 
summer with many sea creatures, such as this Hawksbill Turtle. 

"They will not only be able to pick 
up a sea urchin and identify it," says 
Nyirady, "but explain what it eats, how it 
cats, what eats it, and how it affects the 
coral reef." 

The class costs $1,295 and in- 
cludes three credit hours, round-trip 
transportation, room and board, and 
daily boat trips in Belize. 

"The classroom comes alive," says 
Nyirady. "It's more than marine biology, 

it's a total experience." 

Smoky Mountain Flora will be 
taught by Biology Professor Dr. John 
Perumal. Applications are open to any- 
one who loves nature. Each case, how- 
ever, will be reviewed individually. Biol- 
ogy majors must have completed gen- 
eral biology. 

The class will spend the majority of 
the time in the Smoky Mountains. 

"They will learn about area ecol- 

ogy," says Perumal, "and how to identify 
plants and wild flowers by looking at a 
key book." 

The group will be camping at 
Greenbrier Island, near Gatlinburg, 
"There will be electric outlets and a ] 
place for laundry," says Perumal. "It's 
not very primitive, but it is enough lo 1 
enjoy nature." The class will also hike I 
in the Smoky Mountains and spend one ] 
night on Mount LaConte. 

Perumal has several objectives for I 
die class. In addition to identifying 200 ] 
plants and learning die skill of keying, I 
each student will adopt a plant. One day j 
will be spent in a library researching the i 
plant for a report. The class will ob- 
serve various species of vegetation in 
the Smoky Mountain environment and,, 
look for their chosen plants. 

The class is approximately §996 for 1 
three credit hours, food, camping, and " 
transportation. Perumal says the class is i 
best suited for a small group of up to 

Following this summer, the class 
will be offered every second year. 

Insight magazine draws from Southern students 

Crystal Candy 

Twelve Southern students will help 
put out two issues of Insight magazine 
this summer. 

Students will earn one to three col- 
lege credits and are guaranteed publi- 
cation in a writer's workshop May 6-9, 
directed by Lori Peckliam, Insight edi- 

This will be the third year that 
Peckliam has directed the workshop at 

Southern. Already die list is full and sev- 
eral students are on a waiting list. 

The workshop includes two and a 
half full days of intensive learning. 
Peckham will be able to read each 
student's article several times and offer 
ideas on how to improve it. Students 
will learn self-editing, rewriting, and 

"It's really a win/win situation," 
says Peckham. Students are guaranteed 

publication and earn money for their 
stories. As a result, Insight may get 
some new writers, she says. 

Students will receive $50 to $85 
dollars for their stories. Stories that in- 
volve research may pay up to $ 100. 

"If anyone is wilfing to work with 
their writing," says Peckham, "they can 
get published." 

Southern students who have at- 
tended these workshops in the past have 

been very successful. This year Southern I 
students won three out of the nine 
awards given out in (he Insight writing 
contest. Senior Stacy Spaulding Delay 
won first place in the student short slot) | 
category. Alumna Brenda Keller Janzen 
won third place in general short story 
category. And Fresliman LeEtta Sowers 
won second place for her poetry. 

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No plans yet on fate of Neoplan 

to back him 

Stacy Spaulding DeLay 

Southern's still trying to get esti- 
mates on the damage done to the blue 
Neoplan bus a few weeks ago. 

No decision will be made on 
whether to replace the bus or repair the 
damage according to Dale Bidwell, vice 
president for finance. 

But, if it came down to buying a 
new bus, Bidwell says he wouldn't want 
to buy another Neoplan. 

"There have been a lot of problems 
with that bus," he says. "The running 
gear is made in America, but other 
parts like body parts are made in 
Germany and are very hard lo get." 

And there are figures 
up. In a recent college study evaluating 1 
the cost-effectiveness of each bus, the 
Neoplan cost over $8,000 a year more i 
than the Eagle in annual labor and 
normal repairs. 

The actual annual figures add up W 
$2,430 for the Eagle and $10,746 for J 
the Neoplan in labor and repairs. 

"The Eagle is a smaller bus with a 

V-6 engine rather than a V-8," says 
Bidwell, explaining the difference in | 
maintenance costs. "(The Eagle) hasa | 
lot less weight to push around, it's I 
lower, more aerodynamic, and gels j 
better mileage." 

Take fire safety seriously 

Stacy Spaulding DiUv 

A recent fire warning has left some 
Thatcher residenls giggling — but it's no 
laughing matter. 

The note was put into Thatcher 
boxes after Sophomore Esther Moldrick 
acquired burns on her hands and arms 
after putting out a fire in her room. 

The note warns residents against 
trying to put fires out, and threatens a 
fine for residents who do not leave or • 

take too long getting out of the but** 

The last major fire in a residence 
hall was m 1991-92 and led to ttetjfl 
stallation of smoke detectors in I" 1 
dorms. . , 

The Talge fire started whrna °" 
lamp fell into a basket of dirty cloin| 
The whole room wtB destroyed, ana 
several thousand dollars in dam* 
were caused. 

Local News 

ocal attorney plans to unseat Zack Wamp 


If all goes as planned for Chuck 
' he'll he heading for Washington 

as a (ourist, a lobbyist, or an 
But as die representative for the 
jhird district of Tennessee. 

jolly is a local attorney at Chambliss 
m d Bonner. He says he loves fishing, 
logs, and his two children. He lives 
just across the backside of the ridge'' 
rom Southern in Ooltewah. 

He's up against Republican incum- 
■ot Zach Wamp, and although conser- 
Hives stormed Congress in 1994, Jolly 
fcks Americans are weary of the at- 
posphere they've brought to Capitol 

"The election of 1 994 was a wake 
i call," he says. But, he says, although 
e ideas of a balanced budget and wel- 
re and healthcare reform appealed to 
iters, there were "unstated agenda 
atis ■ ■ ■ changes people hadn't bar- 
lined for." 

Jolly ran for Congress in 1994 but 
bs defeated in the primary. His son, 
tho is a photojournalist in Arizona, lost 
leg in a tractor accident eight days 
efore the election. Jolly dropped the 
ampaign to be by his side. 

While this cost him the election, he 
ijs, "sometimes it is absolutely true . 
the Lord works in mysterious 

The accident received lots of pub- 
licity, and although Jolly lost the pri- 
mary, he says he feels that circum- 
stances were made more ideal for this 

"Politically I was an unknown,'' he 
says. "Now, all of that is behind me. 
People know who I am, and they know 
my ideas." 

Jolly's ideas include a type of public 
school worship in which children would 
read a portion of literature from their 
particular religion whether it be the 
Bible, Koran, Talmud, or other works. 
- Jolly says he favors environmental 
protection and does not approve of cur- 
rent budget cuts that cheat natural re- 
sources. He's also against congressional 
budgeting that he says shortchanges the 
aged and the poor, z 

When he's not running for Congress 
or tending to his law practice, Jolly says 
he and his wife train retrievers for 
American Kennel Club field training 
competition. Jolly was secretary of the 
National Retriever Club, and he says 
hopes to start a local club in Chatta- 
nooga. A large drawing of his dogs 
hangs opposite bis office desk. 

"I have truly lived the American 
dream," he says. "I could make two or 
three times as much as a lawyer than as 
a congressman, but I have an obligation 



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And Cbitck jolly, 
who is a 
Democrat and 
so far the sole 
competitor of 
Tennessee third 
district repre- 
sentative Zach 
Wamp, won't 
get too many 
more oftbose. 
He's got a battle 
ahead of him to 
take the seat in 
the House from 

Bl Wa ">P- 

Local police answer 
student center call 

Pnti |. Sm 

Sophomore student Tony Winans is 
wondering if the Collegedale Police 
have anything better to do. 

When student center desk worker, 
Senior Carrie Young, saw Tony exh