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SOUTHERN Commissioners to lower property tax Page 3 


The Southern Accent 


Thursday, September 6, 2001 


Volume 57, Issue 1 

Welcome to the 80s southern's enrollment increases, 

could pass record high of 2,091 

Nick Vence 
Southern students pose for a picture between games during the "Welcome 
tBack Party" on Saturday night. The Student Association-sponsored party 
|bad an 80s theme. From left: Marius Asaftei, Albert Handal, Maribel 
1 Martin, Sholly Scarlett and Nathan Lindsey. 

Students survive car wreck 

[Local resident killed, two Southern students hospitalized after crash 

ous injuries and were admitted to Erlanger's 
Intensive Care Unit Hamblen said she and 
Bosley each had a collapsed lung, separated 
collarbone and required stitches for cuts. 
Bosley also sustained a lacerated liver and 
Hamblen broke multiple bones in her right 
arm and leg, Both students are now recover- 
ing at home and plan to return to Southern 

Police have not issued a citation for the 
accident yet, but the timing usually depends 
on how well the driver is recovering, Buice 
said. If Bosley is issued a citation, criminal 
charges will foUow, Buice added. 

Bosley and Hamblen were returning from 
a Saturday afternoon picnic at Cloudland 
Canyon when the accident occurred. 
Hamblen, a senior psychology major, said she 
doesn't remember the collision. "I think I was 
sleeping." she said. "I was dreaming, dream- 
ing, dreaming and I remember waking up and 
thinking it was a nightmare." 

Southern students Matt Bosley and Stormi 
Hamblen are recovering from serious injuries 
following an August 11 two-car collision on 
Old Lee Highway near Stonehenge Drive. Ed 
Buice, media director for the Chattanooga 
Police Department, said Bosley was driving a 
91 Toyota CoroUa northbound with Hamblen 
as his passenger when witnesses saw him 
veer into the left lane and collide head-on with 
an Isuzu Trooper driven by 41-year-old Steven 

All three victims were airlifted to Erlanger 
Medical Center, where Kreitzer died in sur- 
gery, Buice said. According to both Buice and 
ttie medical examiner's office, Kreitzer died 
of accident-related injuries rather than a heart 
attack as rumored. Cause of death is listed as 
a ruptured myocardium and blunt chest frau- 
013- a spokesperson for the medical examin- 
er's office said. 

Both Bosley and Hamblen sustained seri- 

SEE Accident, 


collegedale news 






Campus Chatter 


Thanks to 492 incoming freshman and a 
60 percent retention rate from last year, 
Soutiiern could surpass their record for the 
most undergraduate students enrolled when 
official enroUment totals are released next 

As of Aug. 30, 1.942 undergraduate stu- 
dents had registered at Southern for the 2001- 
02 school year, topping the undergraduate 
total of 1,939 students last year. Joni Zier. 
du-ector of records and advisement, thinks 
Southern will pass the record of 2,091 stu- 
dents set m 1980. 

Im speculating, but we could hit 2.100 
students," Zier said. 

Victor Czerkasij, director of admissions, is 
thrilled vrith the enrollment increase, though 
it required the marketing and enrollment 
staff to pull near 60-hour weeks to immediate- 
ly answer walk-ins, phone calls, faxes and e- 
mails in the weeks before registration. 

"TTie increase of the percentage of return- 
ing students reflects on student satisfaction." 
Czerkasij said. 

Czerkasij credits God for the increase in 
enrollment, adding that God works through 
careful, qualified faculty, Czerkasij said that 
the hard work of recruitere beveling across 
the country is a huge credit to the enrollment 

With the enrollment increase, several aca- 

demic schools on campus experienced signif- 
icance increase in tlie number of majors. The 
School of Computing increased 50 students 
for a total of 158 students. Just four years ago, 
there were only 45 students in the depart- 
ment The School of Visual Art and Design 
increased 43 shidents for a total of 179 stii- 
dents. Just three years, the department had 
only 47 majors. Other deparbnents that expe- 
rienced large increases included the School 
of Business, which is up 33 students and is 
the largest department with 288 students, the 
School of Journalism and Communication (up 
23 students) and Uie School of Nursing (up 22 

Departments that experienced a notice- 
able drop off were the School of Education 
and Psychology (down 28 students) and the 
School of Religion (down 24 stiidents). 

Students from 55 different countries, from 
Argentina to Yugoslavia, are attending 
Southern this year. 

"With these numbers, Southern is proba- 
bly the most racially diverse Adventist college 
in North America," Czerkasij said. "It is great 
to be in the sea of faces from across the 
human race," 


A sea of faces is what was present at the 
lies P.E. Center during registration this year. 

SEE Enrollment, p. 3 

This 1991 Toyota Camry driven by Southern student Matt Bosley wa 
demolished when Bosley and fellow student Stormi Hamblen were in 
in a head-on collision on Old Lee Highway. 

Meet Lynn Caldwell, 

who has given 
strength to the 
American Humantics 
program at Southern. 

Lifestyles, p. 4 


Which Southern stu- 
dent looks like 
actress Helen Hunt? 
Check out "Separated 
at Bfrth." 

Thursday, September 6 

Former Accent staff face Grand Jury 

Cadv Van Dolson 

.. involving 

mer Southern Adventist University 
students arrested for theft has been 
sent to the Hamilton County Grand 

Attorneys for Jeff Parks, former 
Accent sports editor and Campus 
Safety officer, and Tony Rouse, for- 
mer AcCErJT sports reporter, waved 
a preliminary hearing in 
CoUegedale City Court on August 
15, after a plea bargain to change 
the felony charges to misdemeanor 
charges could not be reached with 
the District Attorney. 

The case will go before Grand 
Jury and, presumably upon indict- 
ment, will be taken before criminal 
court downtown." said lieutenant 
Jeff Young of the CoUegedale Police 
Department "In order to be han- 
dled completely in CoUegedale. 
everything would have to be 

judge does not hear felony cases." 

After developing leads for four 
years. Young and Eddie Avant. 
director of Campus Safety, were 
able to pin the thefts on Parks and 
Rouse. This summer. Young and 
Avant drove to central Alabama 
where they gave Parks and Rouse 
two choices. They could either be 
arrested there and go through the 
Alabama court system, or they 
could come back to CoUegedale 
immediately and then be arrested, 
and the two men chose the latter. 

They were not the prime sus- 
pects," Avant said. "But through the 
process of doing interrogations on 
suspects, they came to the fore- 

Rouse said all he can say is that 
he's sorry. 

There can be no excuse for 
what I did and I'm not trying to 
make any now," he said. 
Parks declined to comment 
Recovered items include several 

Should students that are arrested for criminal activity 
have their names published in the Southern Accent? 

I No (42 percent) 
j I Yes {45 percent) 
H Not sure (13 percent) 

Campus Safely radios; computer, 
net hub and other items; a wash- 
er/dryer and four chairs; two 
Takamine guitars; two laptops; a 
Startak cell phone; an Oscar 
Schmidt guitar; three hand-held 
radios and chargers and a 
microwave. Police estimate the 
value of the recovered items to be 
about $15,000. 

According to Young, there are 
nine counts of theft against Parks 
and sue against Rouse. The charges 
are a mixture of Class A 
Misdemeanors. Class E Felonies 
and Class D Felonies. Young said. 

"It looks like we're being kind of 
tough, but honestly there were 
other charges that could have been 
levied but have not and we don't 
intend to." Young said. "We're try- 
ing to be low-key as possible with 
the least number of charges to take 
care of the problem." 

Class A misdemeanors carry 
penalties of no more than 11 
months and 29 days in jail, and a 
fine not to exceed $2,500. Class E 
felonies carry one to sue years in jail 
and a One not to exceed $3,000. 
Class D felonies carry two to 12 
years in jail and a fine not to exceed 

"Campus Safety has been quite 
helpful through this and, as a mat- 
ter of fact were instrumental in 
bringing forth initial information 
that resulted in the captures." 
Young said. "Mr. Avant actually 
went with me on the 4.5 hour drive 
' and spent the entire day with me in 
Alabama working on this particular 
case, I'm very much in his debt He 
did an outstanding job." 

Tuesday. The University D... 

uled to be completed by October 1 

of College Drive i„ 
construction project is schedl 

Accident f 

The Southern Accent 

Daniel Olson, editor 
Tarah Solie, managing editor 

rhuridny, Scplcmbct 6, 2001 

Debbie Baltin 

Jen Page 

Misha Birmele 

Kristen Snyman 

Kristen Stagg 

Jared Tliurmon 

Racliel Bostic 

Ryan Sargeant 

Tabor Nudd 

Rob York 

Harmony Tillereon 

Alejandra Torres 

Cady Van Dolson 

Dan Kuntz 

Dioxi Martinez 

Jason Arnold 

Josh Townsend 

Heidi lliompkins 

Scott Daniazo 

Laura Cates 

Sam Covarrubias 

jolene Harrell 

Heatlier Durst 

Nathan Zinner 

Neal Smith 

Holly Graves 

Brian Wiehn 

Ehren Howard 
ShoUy Scarlett 

Jason neto 

Melissa Campbell 

Subscription Mwageb 

Dennis Negnin 

Tressa Carmichael 

Dennis Mayne 


Hamblen believes she experi- 
enced divine intervention. "We were 
delivered by God." she said. 

Bosley. a senior character anima- 
tion major, agreed. "On looking at 
the pictures of the car. I realize that 
seatbelts didn't do much to save us. 
God and His angels protected us 
both. If not for God's grace, we 
would have both died." 

Bosley said his memories of the 
accident are also sketchy. "We had 
ejcited from 1-75 and were on our 
way past the turn for Stonehenge 
and the next thing I remember was 
looking up through a broken wind- 
shield and some guy in a dark uni- 
form was holding my head still and 
asking me what my name was. if 1 
remembered what day it was." he 
said. "I remember them talking 
about having to cut the seat and pull 
me out the back of the car. At that 
point I was starting to come around 

and realized that something w 
ribly wrong... I wasn't in pain acjl 
was probably still in shock." 

Bosley spent four days i 
before being moved to intermedialtl 
care. There he was able to recxiM 
visitors. "It was really great," lie| 
said. "All the people who c 
know how much it meant 
have them visit" 

Hamblen agreed that she. uW 
appreciates all the supporlB 
Teachers have been helping bal 
keep up with her schoolwork, anil 
one of her teachers ei 
around a syllabus and had her class 
mates sign it, she said. "I though] 
that was really cool." 

Hamblen said she has aliil 
received "tons and tons of phos^ 
calls. I've been hearing from e 
one "We've been prajing for yoaB 
and they're having other churdKr 
pray for us," she said. "I definit^ 
think that prayers have helped." 

Southern reaches Second Tier 

Scon Damazo campuses' reputations. ranked in the First Tier, and V 

STAFF REPORTER Vinita SaudcF. vice president for Walla College ranked in the S 

, '. „ marketing and enrollment services, Tier. , 

la«^l S^r AH . , ,7- '=^''=^ '^^ Second Tier a respectable Specific survey results sho.J 

ve,^iLT;„WH , ^t !-^'"; '=^"S. -U means we have a good that Southern could impro.e j 

S; ins.,!™" jr. P™gram,"Sa„dersaid. three areas: freshmen rete J 

status in this year's America's Best 
Colleges. This publication ranks col- 
leges across the country on four 
tiers, four being the lowest, and is 
published by U.S. News and World 

Schools achieve their ranking in 
America's Best Colleges based on 
survey results. Each campus 
receives two surveys. One survey 
inquires about ethnic mix of stu- 
dents, financial aid available on 
campus, percentage of enrolled stu 
dents who graduate, student reten 

Due to computer system failures percentage of enrolled sludell 

last year. Southern was unable to who graduate from Soutliern a 

submit financial information by endowment 
deadline. Sauder said the missing Babcock said that raising & 

survey information may have con- men retention and graduation f 

tinhuted to Southern's drop to Uie high enough to boost Southern M 

Third Tier. the First Tier would require h 

"The listing is mostiy a populari- enrollment requirements as 

ty thing," said George Babcock, He said that "we could easilyjj. 

vice president for academic admin- into the First Tier" by raising" 
isti-ation. adding that many schools ' "" 

do not answer survey questions 
candidly "Nonetheless, the listing 
does have some value in the eyes of 

--. fundraising success and Z\ '""""r! " ^'^ ^yes oi 
the perrenuge of pr^fesso,^ with *\Amencan public." Babcock said, 
doctorate degrees. A second survey „ t'fl"" '\ """ °' '^^ behest 
asks presidents to evaluate other ™.''™ Seventh^lay Adventist insti 
tiitions; Pacific Union Colleg 

into tne first tier uy ""'"^'^ 
school GPA requirements andi> 
ing the mmimum ACT score «•• 
least 18. 

"It all depends on what youT_«| 
sion is," Babcock said, 
always felt if we're going t 
the church, we cannot be that 

01A7ATT • 1 "^^'^ '"- 

^^^vAUpresident resigns after 17 years 

jEwai Eu Rusk 

VP Mahkehng and Advwcemf ct. SWAU 

Anderson resigned yesterday after 
17 years as president 
SouUiwestern Adventist Universi 

allegations about an incident in in the Seventh-day Ad« 

Longview, Texas, during which he church, has since assum« 

was assaulted and robbed in a hotel, duties as Southwestern Adv 

"We concluded tiiat speculation University's interim president 
about tire incident was distiacting Thomas brings 53 yf JJ 

""""■""='" "ownnst University P*""* from the mission of the uni- administrative experience l» J 

and rwiuested an early retirement "ersity," said Mark Trevino, chair of university. He has served the ^ 

clf«rtive unmediately the Board of Trustees. enth-day Adventist church m 

Anderson resigned following ''^«<' G. Thomas, considered by ety of positions, 
many to be a senior statesman with- 

Thursday, September 6, 2001 

The Southern Accent 3 

Southern packed full with students 

Crowding housing alleviated by Southern Village 

Newly constructed Southern Vil- 
lage is causing quite a stir. About 
^ 100 students received the brand- 
new housing this year, helping to 
^ relieve some of the stress felt by 
V administration due to increased 
enrollment Originally allotted to 
married couples, the overall 
increase in students made a change 
in plans necessary. 

Three buildings have been com- 
pleted, and the fourth, named Mag- 
nolia, is still under construction. Of 
the eight apartments available in 
Magnolia, four will be for singles, 
one will be for students vrith special 
physical needs, and three will be for 
married families. 

Dennis Negron, dean of South- 
ern ViUage. says it would not make 
financial sense for the school to fill 
Southern Village completely with 
married families this year. 

The new apartments are 
designed with the flexibiUty to 
house singles, with features such as 
Ethernet access in each room, an 
extra bathroom, and up to 4 phone 
jacks per apartment that single stu- 

dents will utilize more effectively. 
Administration in charge of housing 
decided it would be a better finan- 
cial decision to move in older single 

On the other hand, the older 
stateside apartments were designed 
primarily for married students and 
should logically continue to house 
families until renovations can be 
made. Moving the single students 
into Southern Village will save the 
school thousands of dollars instead 
of spending extra to upgrade the 
older buildings to house singles 

Marty Hamilton, director of 
property and industry develop- 
ment, said that since there was real- 
ly no place to move married stu- 
dents, they would have to shuffle 
the families. 

"It would be less disruptive to 
move the singles into Southern Vil- 
lage instead," Hamilton said. 

Once everyone is settled, there 
are no plans to move any more stu- 
dents out of the dorms and into 
Southern Village, in spite of some 
no-show students this semester. 

"We're not going to empty 
spaces in the dorm just to move 

Commissioners vote to 
lower city property tax 

Holly Graves 
Students in Southern Village 
appreciate the conveniences 
of a kitchen with appliances. 

more students over to Southern Vil- 
lage," Negr6n said. However, 
Hamilton said. "Our goal is to move 
in at least two married families this 
year, so [the university] can receive 
some feedback." 

There are several criteria a sin- 
gle student must meet before living 
in Southern Village. Since it is now 
considered older-student housing, 
one must have senior status {94+ 
hours) and be 22 years old. Stu- 
dents were put on a priority list dur- 
ing room reservations last year, 
depending upon the above require- 

Amberly Howe, senior English 
major, thinks die housing situation 
was handled well. 

Howe had not reserved a room 
for the semester, and though she 
was hoping for a spot in Southern 
Village, she found the faculty help- 
ful in handling her situation. 

There are a lot of students tiiis 
year, and I thought they did a good 
Job of finally finding me a room in 
the dorm." 

The Collegedale City Commis- 
sion voted Tuesday night to lower 
the property tax from $1,219 to 
si 0786. 

The city has to adjust its tax rate 
to match the county's, Mayor Tim 
Johnson said. 

"I'm surprised to see the tax rate 
Houig down," Commissioner Jimmy 
Eller said. 

Last week at a special meeting, 
the commission passed the lower 
tax rate on its first reading. City 
Finance Director Carol Mason told 
the commission they had the option 
to raise the property tax. 

If you're going to raise taxes. 
now is the time to do it," she said. 
"Chattanooga is raising taxes and 
Red Bank is raising taxes. [Howev- 

er], I don't recommend you do that" 
In other business, the commis- 
sion decided to start advertising for 
a new city manager. Former City 
Manager Bill Magoon resigned in 
June to take a position with the Ten- 
nessee Municipal League. 

All the commissioners, with the 
exception of Mayor Tim Johnson, 
expressed the desire to search for a 
city manager locally first Johnson 
said he would like to begin the 
search in East Tennessee in the 
Knoxville area. 

That way we can get someone 
with experience and background 
with finances and running a city," he 
said, "Everyone else wanted to get 
the ad together and see what appli- 
cations we get locally and I'm OK 
with that as long as we look at peo- 
ple fairly and honestly" 

Senate forms due today 

RoBYN Kerr 

F PuBuc Relations 

Elections for the Student Associ- 
ation Senate will be held Thursday, 
Sept. 13. Shidents may vote in 
Thatcher Hall, Talge Hall, the Stu- 
dent Center and the cafeteria. 

Senators have the opportunity to 
voice student concerns to the 
administration and the SA They 
also vote on issues such as the SA 
budget and the constitution, and 
they are in charge of the annual Sen- 
ate project to improve Soudiern's 

Students vote for a senator fi-om 
their precinct. There will be 26 sen- 
ators this yean eight representing 
Talge Hall, seven representing 

Thatcher Hall, four representing 
Thatcher South, one representing 
Southern Village, one representing 
student family housing, and five rep- 
resenting the village students. 

All students who wish to run for 
Senate must turn in a signed peti- 
tion to the SA office by Thursday. 
Sept 6. Brandon Nudd, SA presi- 
dent, said there is still time to be a 
candidate in the elections. "Get your 
petitions signed," Nudd said. "We'd 
love to have you as part of the team 
this year." 

Orientation for the Senate will be 
Sept. 18 and the first meeting will be 
SepL 25. The Senate meets every 
other Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

Senators will each receive a 

stipend of $50. 

Fire alarms fail in Thatcher South 

Campus Safety discards hang tags 

Hang tags replaced by smaller, removable stickers 

2.5 by 6-inch hangtags used in pre- 

■^e took a barrage of com- 
plaints about the hangtags," said 
Eddie Avant, director of Campus 
Safety. Those complaints included 
the hangtags being too large, block- 
ing the driver's view and falling 
down from the rearview mirror. 

Campus Safety considered the 
compl^ts, and decided to use per- 
mits that adhere to the inside of the 

The school administration was 

concerned that a sticker would not 
peel off without leaving a residue or 
requiring scraping or chemicals, 
Avant said. 

The new permit, manufactured 
by California based i-Park, uses 
adhesive and static cling to adhere 

I to the glass without 
leaving behind a 
In addition, each 
new permit costs 
ninety-five cents, 
while hangtags cost 
82. 10 each. 
Students are 

required to register their vehicles 
with Campus Safety, and place a 
permit on the lower passenger side 
ofthewindshield. Re^stration fees 

To date Campus Safety has not 
received any complaints regarding 
the new permits, 

"I like the new stickers, they 
don't get in the way like the hang- 
tags did," said Kelly Malgadey, sen- 
ior mass communications major. 

When Southern moves com- 
pletely to online registration, the i- 
Park permits will be mailed directiy 
to students before the school year 
begins, Avant said. 

The color-coded permits corre- 
spond directly with the parking 
maps available fi-om Campus Safety. 
Avant encourages students to follow 
all parking regulations to avoid 
being ticketed. 

It was the first Saturday night of 
the school year. The 80's party was 
over, curfew had passed, and the 
resident assistants had already 
made their rounds. Most residents 
of Thatcher SouUi were akeady in 
bed when the fire alarms broke the 
nighttime silence. Tugging on 
shoes and grabbing umbrellas, paja- 
ma-clad students fi-om the first 
three floors of Thatcher South 
streamed out the doors into the 
muggy early-morning blackness. 
Those on the fourth floor, however, 
rested peacefully, unaware of the 
chaos going on below them. While 
the alarms shrieked throughout the 
first three floors, not a peep was 
heard on the fourth floor. 

Fortunately, tiie cause of the fire 
alarms was quickly discovered and 

Enrollment f 

6 for J 

ty students and $36 for dorm stu- 

Avant said the stickers were 
designed attractively and when 
placed correctly are out of the dri- 
ver's way. so as not to impair vision. 

"Registration went great for stu- 
dents who had preregistered and 
didn't have to go to tiie gym," Zier 
said- "All tiiey had to do is receive 
their cleared pass and visit the ID 
card counter." However, 46 percent 
of the 1,508 students who had pre- 
registered went to the gym on 
Monday to add or drop classes. 

there was no need 
fourth floor residents. 

Sharon Engel, the dean on duty 
that weekend, explained that a pot 
of noodles had boiled over in one of 
the third floor kitchenettes. Had it 
gotten out of hand, this could've 
been a potentially life-threatening 
situation. To be safe, the halls were 
pab-olled all night to ensure no prob- 

Eddie Avant, director of Campus 
Safety, reported that the problem 
was not due to a malfunction in the 
fourth floor smoke detectors, but 
was a communication malfunction 
between the panels of the alarm sys- 
tem. By Sunday afternoon, Avant 
had fixed the problem. He reported 
that there is no need for a drill at 
this time because internal testing 
shows that the system is in good 
working condition. 

That's much higher than normal, as 
Zier said that normally 25 percent of 
students add and drop classes. 

"We counted on preregistration 
being a nice easy step," Zier said. 
■^e weren't anticipating that the 
number of students adding and 
dropping classes would double." 



Caldwell has burning desire 

Ask Sholly 

Jen Paqe 

■-s Repori>;i ^_ 

Adventist University do not jusl 
concentrate on our education; lln'V 
also seek ways in which to furlhcr 
their own. 

The 200(M)1 Adviser of the Ytar, 
T. Lynn Caldwell, is aspiring lo 
reach a level of higher education 

Lynn Caldwell, associate prof<-v 
sor of the school of journalism and 
communication, is a dedicated 
adviser as well as an equally dedi- 
cated humanitarian. Her passion is 
first and foremost in her teaching. 
This passion is evident in Caldwell's 
life and has opened doors for more 
educational opportunities among 

Soutliern is very willing to sup- 
port and encourage Caldwell with 
furthering her education. They are 
seriously considering the possibili- 
ty of Caldwell obtaining her doctor- 

•Tou need to have a burning 

desire about something in order to 
pursue a doctorate," Caldwell said. 
She has chosen to pursue her doc- 
torate in nonprofit management, a 
field she is passionate about. 
Caldwell is currently director of the 
local chapter of American 
Humanics and teaches nonprofit 

,..„jiagement to students at 


"Issues of inequality are of great 

interest to me." Caldwell explains. 
-Why do some people lead success- 
ful lives and why do some have 
unhappy.' unsuccessful lives?" 
Caldwell wishes to know more 
about these issues and ways m 
which to help the unsuccessful. 

As she learns more, CaldweU 
wants to be able to influence and 
impress her students. "My greatest 
goal as a teacher is to teach my stu- 
dents how to be humanitarians." 
she says. 

But Caldwell is not just about 
education and business. Her first 
love may be teaching, but she also 
feels it is important to take time out 
for herself. She enjoys exercising 
and collecting antiques. She also 
loves to cook and try out new dish- 
es and then let others enjoy her 
creations. And if you really want to 
make her happy, surprise her with a 
dozen blueberry donuts from 
Donut King! 

Dear Sholly, 

Ttiis is my first semester at boutn- 
ern and ! am amazed at how quickly 
we label other people. From one day to 
the next you can hear people com- 
menting disparagingly about some- 
one's physical appearance, clothes, or 
even what they eat. It seem that the 
•^abel" you wear is more important 
than who you are inside. Some people 
can't help if they are born with certain 
"imperfections" or if they do not have 
a lot of money to spend on certain 
types of clothes, cars or whatever else 
that is deemed appropriate. I thought 
that as Christians we were to embrace 
all people and shun materialism. It 
seems like everyone is under a micro- 
scope here and that is scary, especial- 
ly since I am a freshman. Tooks" are 
so important here that I've started to 
feel paranoid about what I'm going to 
wear, eat and say to people. My 
friends who feel that materialism is a 
joke have started ignoring me because 
1 want to fit in so badly I want to have 
friends but not ones who do not con- 
sider Christ's principles of inclusive- 

ness based on trivial things like 
clothes and appearance. 
Wanting to Fit In 

Dear Wanting to Fit In, 

Morrie Schwartz once said, "The 
culture we have does not make peo- 
ple feel good about themselves. And 
you have to be strong enough to say 
if the culture does not work, do not 
buy into it" Schwartz spoke these 
words when he was dying from Lou 
Gehrig's disease. He added. "Do not 
stay preoccupied wdth your body . . 
Recognize that your body is not your 
total self, only part of it" I know it is 
difficult to find the type of fiiends 
that subscribe to your philosophy of 
life right away, but do not give up! 
There are many wonderful people at 
Southern who do not feel that mate- 
rial thmgs are more important than 
people. Be patient and you will find 
them. Continue to do what Jesus 
teaches and you won't go wrong. I 
will be praying for you. 


Meet Lifestyles editor Kristen Snyman Funny guy Rob York 

piiysical, spiritual, and 
health. We hope to emphasize a bal- 
anced lifestyle in tliis section this 

Lifestyle. Tliink about tliat word. 
Wliat does it mean to you? It's tJie 
beginning of llie school year. The 
slate is clean, but what vnW you |)lan 
to do to improve your lifestyle tliis 
year? Before you get bogged down 
by hectic schedules and heavy 
loads of homework, 1 hope you will 
prioritize your schedule to make 
sure you maintain a healtliy 
lifestyle. That means adequate 
sleep, plenty of water, regular exer- 
cise, good nutrition, and mainlain- 

Kristcn i.s a sophomore from 
Michigan with a double 
major: mass communication 
and wellness management 

ing good relationships \vith God 
and otliers, among other things. 
Before you run to the vending 
machine for your daily pop and 
candy bar, think. Before you pull an 
all-nighter, tliink. Youll be much 
happier in tlie long run if you 
choose to make good decisions 
isly tliroughoul tlie year. 

Besides a focus on personal 
growth, there will be many other 
things featured in this section as 
well. In fact, lifestyle is a great deal 
more than just healthy habits. It's 
what you do in your free time, your 
interests, your social life, HOW 
YOU LIVE! So many things are 
encompassed by your lifestyle. 

That's why I'm so excited about 
this section. There will be restau- 
rant reviews, faculty profiles, some 
great feature stories, and much, 
much more. We're here to give you 
info, entert^n you, and have fun. 
We hope you enjoy it If you have 
any suggestions or want to see 
something in this section that 
you've heard about, just let me 
know. My e-mail is 

Or you can contact the newspa- 
per editor. Daniel Olson, at 
accent@southern .edu . 

Tlianks and stay tuned... 

Hey Southern, how goes it? Rob 
York here. I'll be your humor editor 
this semester. I have had a splendid 

time working for the Accent since 
my sophomore year, as a colunmist, 
reporter, news editor, and as the 
"please don't hurt me" guy In work- 
ing with the new Olson administra- 
tion I hope to give each and every 
one of you the humor page you 
deserve. Southern, you've earned it 
In addition to my own columns, 
top tens, and other wacky ideas, I 
want to hear from you. 1 want to see 
what you can do for the humor 
page. With that said, all 1 have to left 

If you answered yes to any of the 
above questions I would be happier 
than regisb^r's office on the day of 
the deadline for entrance fees to 
talk to you. Please, don't hesitate to 
call me at 396-2278 or email me at to discuss 
something you can write or con- 

tribute for my page. 

Please, talk to me anytime. 1 only 
appear aloof. 

Rob is a senior mass com- 
munication majo 

an online newspaper. 

, When not 
orks for 

Stop sitting! Student Wellness encourages you to exercise for health 

The number one reason for 
Americans being overweight or 
obese is tiiat many of us lead a 
sedentary lifestyle. We don't move 
enough! Being a couch potato is as 
dangerous to your healtli as smok- 
\ ing. high cholesterol or high blood 
pressure. But it's easy to cure! 
Here's a few tips: 

1. Use the stairs in Brock Hall 
instead of the elevator. 

2. Ride your bike around campus 
instead of driving. 

3. Exercise in tlie morning. 
You'll burn stored fat and give your 
metabolism a boost for die day. 

4. Get involved with intramurals. 

5. Do lap-swims or sign-up for 
water aerobics at the gymnasium 
pool. Water exercise is friendlier to 
your joints. 

6. Walk after meals. Research 
shows it may increase the time food 
travels through your digestive tinct 
so you absorb fewer calories. 
(TopHealth, 2000.) 

Student Wellness is a new pro- 
gram that has joined tlie two former 
wellness programs known as CABL 
(Collegiate Adventists for Better 
Uving) and PAW (Partners At 
Wellness). The purpose and mis- 
sion of the program is to increase 

student wellness and motivate 
lifestyle changes to create a bal- 
anced life; spiritually socially envi- 
ronmentally, physically intellechial- 
ly, emotionally vocationally and 

We want to offer activities that 
the entire student body will benefit 
from and find exciting along their 
journey to achieve a higher quality 
of life. Student Wellness has many 
activities coming up this year that 

will involve you! Want to be par^^ 
die team? Do you have ideas, 
want to hear about them! ^^°Km 
the Campus Ministries of See (1°^ I 
ed in the Student Center) and o^ I 
the Student Wellness D'rec I 
Bethany Martin. Pick up ^^^^^ I 
the SoirmERN Accent each ^^^^^ I 
and stay informed on the | 

information about wellness. 


Joey Lynn Norwood and Matthew W. 
Tolbert were married May 20, 2001, at the 
Highland View Academy Church in 
Hagerstown, Md. 

The bride is the daughter of David and 
Judy Norwood of Westminster. Maryland. 
The bridegroom is the son of Gary and Malia 
Tolbert of Fletcher, N.C. 

The bride is a 2001 graduate of Southern 
Adventist University with a bachelor of sci- 

ce in mass communications. She is 

iployed at Adventist Worid Radio. 

The bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of 
Southern Adventist University with a bache- 
lor of art in religious studies. He is employed 

Southern Adventist University as the assis- 

The couple lives in Ooltewah, Tenn. 

Bnttany Chastain and Dieter Lutz were 
marned Aug 5, 2001. at CoUegedale SDA 
church m CoUegedale, Tenn. 

The bride is the daughter of Allan and 
Jeannie Chastain from McDonald, Tenn. The 
bridegroom is the son of Kenneth and 
Melody Lutz from Hickory Corners, Mich. 

The bride is a student at Southern 
Adventist University, where she is a senior 
corporate and community wellness manage- 
ment major. She is working for Southern 
Adventist University in the School of Physical 

The bridegroom is a student at Southern 
Adventist University, where he is a senior 
marketing major. He handles marketing for 
his parent's company, Keltech. 

The couple lives in Ooltewah, Tenn. 

Pamela Carolann Felix and Brian Andrew 
Arner wish to announce their engagement 

Ms. Felbc is the daughter of Keith and 
Barbara Felbc of Freeland, Md. She is a stu- 
dent at Southern Adventist University, where 
she is a senior elementary education major 
She is a 1997 homeschool graduate. 

Mr. Arner is the son of Ray and Sharon 
Arner. He is a shjdent at Southern Adventist 
University, where he is a senior history 
major. He is a 1997 graduate of Takoma 
Academy. He is employed at McKee Library. 

A June 2002 wedding is planned. 

Rebecca Lynn Lauritzen and Daniel Carl 
Kuntz wish to announce their engagement 

Ms. Lauritzen is the daughter of Jeff and 
Vicky Lauritzen of CoUegedale, Tennessee. 
She is a student at Southern Adventist 
University, where she is a senior biology 
major. She is a 1998 graduate of CoUegedale 
Academy. She is employed by the 
Chattanooga Symphony 

Mr. Kuntz is the son of Brian and Kathy 
Kuntz of Centerville, Ohio, He is a student at 
Southern Adventist University, where he is a 
senior biology education major. He is a 1997 
graduate of Spring Valley Academy. He is 
employed atTaco Bell. 

A June 2002 wedding is planned. 

Be aware of unhealthy eating habits and avoid the "Freshman 15" 

Usually, the moment of truth 
does not come until winter break, as 
students return home and meander 
onto the bathroom scale to check 
out the verdict Did the late-night 
double-scoop waffle cones and thick 
milkshakes take their toU? 

The feeling is frightening as the 
pin of die scale jumps up 15 pounds 

higher than expected. 

If coUege students start gaining 
weight the second he or she steps 
onto campus, what is there to do? 
Or can it be avoided? 

The affordable luxury of vend- 
ing machines, late-night pizza deliv- 
ery and value packs of Snickers 
bars set in. As each week of the 
■ goes by, the pounds can 
to add up and create what 
5 known as the freshman 15. 

"All of my friends my freshman 
year gained weight, even the ones 
who worked out aU the time," said 
Megan Ferenbach, a hospitaUty and 
tourism management major at 
Vfrginia Tech. "It was the food, 
Everyone seemed to make eating 
such a social activity. The late-night 
pizza was probably what really did 

T^ere are ways to prevent and 
ways to fix the problem. As tlie 

Residential and Dining Program's 
Administrative Dietitian for 
Culinary Services at Virginia Tech, 
Jenny Lindsay has seen her share of 
students with weight troubles in 
their first year at school. 

Lindsay said that many times 
students come to school and have a 
hard time making healthy choices 
for themselves, especially when the 
student's parents did most of the 
meal planning in the home. 

"There is not usually a basket of 
candy on the kitchen counter in 
most homes las in some dorm 
roomsj." she said. 

"I try to advocate that all foods 
can fit" Lindsay said. 'There is 
room for that cinnamon roU every 
once in a while, but not several 
times a day, or even every day." 

What was your opinion of the Welcome Bacl< party? 

■Tlie 80s had the 


■Tlie best ' 

we played "You Can 


as chaotic as it could 

have been." 

The music 
mood for the party. 
It wouldn't have 
been the 80s without 

The 80s tiieme was 
very convenient as 
it flowed us to be 
ourselves through 
the expression of 
80s styles." 

funny idea. I couldn't 
hear the improv 

"Students seemed 
° enthusiastic at 
die party then they 
did during the 

Thursday, September 6. 2001 


Religion editor chats with Bachelor 


Doug Bachelor is director-speak 
er for Amazing Facts, an evangelis- 
tic dynamo dedicated to generating 
and spreading the light of Jesus 
Christ to the world. Southern 
Adventist University has been hon- 
ored to have him on our campus 
this week. Religion editor Debbie r, 
Battin caught up with this racquet- | 
ball lover and asked him a few ques- "^ 
tions al)out college, relationships 
and practical jokes, 

Battin: Wliat is your best mem- 
ory from college? 

Bachelor: I loved my theology 
classesi I especially liked llie class 
Life and Teachings of Jesus. 

AnolIiiT favorite memory is being 
1111 llii' t^yiiinaslic learn because it 
lauL^hl nif 1(1 scl goals. I was able to 

iln lliiiii"> i [H'vrr lh(JL]L.'llI i would 

,vvi -Im |i li .,. 1m Ih. .i Mir logaina 
, I, . I ihc valueof 

,,:,„;,.. . ..:..,. ;■ islheslart- 

iiiK luit i>\ Llii: >aL< i>\ lilt', At that 
l)oint you're so full of energy and 
idealism. I wish we could botde that 
energy -it's valuable. 

Contributed photo 
Bachelor urges sludent.s to 
scl their own standards, not 
to be affected by the media. 

the one who made them, I asked 
her to help me duplicate the tapes. 
We got to know each other while 
duplicating. We became friends, 
and tliat blossomed into romance. 

Battin: Do you have any advice 
on Christian dating? 

Bachelor: l'"irst, your brain is 
not fully developed until you are 25. 
Keep tliat in mind. Look for features 
in a person that won't be erased by 

Also make sure you can be real- 
ly good friends first. If anydiin^ irri- 
tates you while dating, it will 
become unbearable in marriage. 

Don't think, "Oh well." if there's 
something that really bothers you. 
Don't deceive yourself into thinking 
you can change them later. 

Batlin: What are some of the 
funniest pranks you've pulled? 

Bachelor: I used to travel with 
the Heritage Singers. One time. 
while the group was sleeping on the 
bus, I taped together everyone's 

Another time I was traveling 
with contemporary Christian artist 
Michael O'Brian. He and his wife 
were back in the dressing room 
spending some quiet time together 
Wanting to pull a prank on them, I 
told the bus driver to swerve the 
bus, honk the horn and everyone to 
scream. When they came out of the 
back room, we aH sat there like 
nothing had happened. They were 
white as sheets, 

Battin: What do you see as one 
of the biggest spiritual issues for 
our generation here in college' 

Bachelon Don't allow your val 
ues to be established by popular 
trends and media. Set your values 
by the Word of God. 

Battin: What is your goal ; 
coming to our campus? 

Bachelor: To point to Jesi 
Christ and lift Him up. 

Church Schedule 

For September 8, 2001 


9:01), ll;:i(> 

Doug Balchelor 

"Living Above tlic Crowd" 

Tlie Third 


Ron Clouzet 


8:55, 11:30 

Jose Nieves (witli 3 youlh) 

"The Tliree Angels' 

Messages from a Youth 


(Sabbath School ■ 1020 am.) 

Collegedale Spanish 

9:00, 12:00 
Jorge Quintiana 



Tim Wilson 


Jeff Grain 

"Are We Friends or 


(Sabbath School - 10:15 


Village Chapel 


Pastor Jerry Arnold 


McDonald RnaH 

8:45, 11:25 
Pastor Don Gettys 
"Seasoned Citizens" 

Hamilto n CommnnitY 

Standifer Cap 


Pastor Jerry Johns 


Pastor John Grys 

(Sabbath School - 10 a.m.) 

by Tait 

dc Talk star puts out solo 

Michael Tail depends on God with D Empty D 

Ai£ Torres 


definitely the 
for cool, new, fresh 
Christian music. Michael Tait of dc 
Talk has rediscovered what his life 
is about and has set the tone for his 
recently released Ouly3) solo debut 
"Empty" (ForeFront). 

Tait consists of drummer Chad 
Chapm former Petra bass player 


can't run." (CCM Magazine, ]%■ 
2001). ■ 

If you're looking for smooth I 
sound, you'll definitely find it liere I 
Lyrics like: 

"Just give it all you got,. 

It's not the end... 

God only knows 

How much your heart can be 

So, hold on, it's not the end.' 

This is the type of encourage-l 
ment that "Empty" offers it; 
ers. With songs like "Talk Aboull 
Jesus," "American Tragedy," amll 
"Unglued," you will experience Ibil 
ups and downs of a CI 
depending on Jesus for survival. Ii| 

Lonnie Chapm and guitanst Pete 
Stewart formerly of Grammatrain. 
The premiere album, Empty," is 
about the need to be filled by God. 
There isn't a single person that can 
be satisfied completely without God. 
"Empty" is a little rock-n-roll with 
pop around the edges. It reaches 
down to tlie core of the listener's 

soul to bring forth healing This '^^'^ "s;ar,'Vou"ird"eMlely "M 
project was borij out of a feelmg of ^^^ ^.^ .^ ^ ^„„es, ^ 

deep gnef, lonebness, and longmg . "l, ' , a „an's jo 

felt by its founder, Michael Tait j^l^l^rliWerne^s^dP 

1 like the sound of Lenny KravTli| 

Realizing his absolute dependency 
on God, he had two choices: "Come 
to the rock and be broken or let the 
rock fall on you and be crushed. If 
God's got His hand on you, you 

/ creature, with a 
& empty people filled. 

By Leigh Rubin 

Thursday, September 6, 2001 


The Southern Accent 7 



Campus Ministries is ready 

The chapl; 


Plans for involving the student 
body in various ministries on cam- 
pus are solidiiying. Chaplain Ken 
Rogers, Assistant Chaplain 
Matthew Tolbert and their staff °Ptions Uke: 
have many exciting plans for the 
2001-02 school year. 

Each staff member in the 
Campus Ministries office hopes 
that commitment weekend and 
these events will help to jump start 
the school year with God as our 
focus. "We have a good oudook for 
this year. God is wanting to do 
something extremely great. We 
don't know what that is yet We 
believe that once we commit our- 
selves to work with and for Christ, 
He will use this campus in a big way. 
And I want to be in on it." Tolbert 

office will be hand- projects 
commitment cards with al! Several 

mission update 

mmistries. r-i, j* .. ". 

ShiH^nt= ^on fi ^ *i, ■ , Chattanooga Music Company 

Students can find their own style includes students who want to 

worship and service through share their inslrumental and vocal 

talent at area parks and street cor- 

Destiny Drama Company por- 
trays a celebration of Christ in the 

Commitment weekend (which 
begins tomorrow) is a celebration 
of Campus Ministries opportunities. 

Student mission club provides 
a link for those who are currently in 
or have recently returned fi-om the 
mission field. 

Student Wellness plans out- 
door dub events, open cafe times 
after vespers, and health clubs. 

Just to Know Him gathers for 
small group Bible studies. 

Jabez Prayer Groups meet on 
Monday nights to pray for the 
school, church and the world. 

Creative Ministries reachs 
inward to meet the spiritual life of 
the student body, bit reaches out to 
the community through special 

Monthly Concert Series 
encourages students to share origi- 
nal vocal and instrumental composi- 
tions. Many concerts will feature 
"open mic" time. Matthew Tolbert 
plans to record and compile some of 
the best performances on CD which 
will be for sale at the end of the 
school year. 

This year, Campus Ministries 
plans to put together a newsletter 
called "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood" 
to give news on Campus Ministries 

Return from Russia 

Being a student missionary 
helped me to get out of my "com- 
fort zone." For a year 1 had wanted 
to serve as a missionary. I original- 
ly wanted to go to Australia as a 
youth pastor because I'm studying 
to be a pastor, but God had other 

When Sherrie Norton from 
Campus Minishies suggested I go 
to Russia I thought it sounded 
exciting! I left for Russia to teach 
English. Teaching opened oppor- 
hanities for my students to ask me 
questions about God. As 1 watched 
my students learn English I also 
watched them grow in Christ. Tlie 
most difficult part of tlie job was 

preparing midterm and final evalu- 

I would recommend being a stu- 
dent missionary. It will get you out 
of your "comfort zone" and you will 
see God work in your life in ways 
tliat you can't see as dearly here in 
the United States. 

George Fuller 


Marky Mark: an Adventist? 

From ANN: Religious involvement builds self-esteem in youth 

Wahlberg: No 

e graphic films 

{National Post) - No more 
Boogie Nights? Mark Wahlberg 
doesn't want to do a sequel of the hit 
1997 porn-insider movie. And that's 
because the Planet of the Apes actor 
iias found religion. 

Although Marky Mark's trans- 
formation into serious actor Mark 
Wahlberg started with the enor- 

while adolescents not involved in 
religious activities are prone to feel 
like tliey "don't have much to be 
proud of." 

■This affirms that church 
changes lives," says Baraka 
Muganda, youth director for tlie 
Seventh-day Adventist worid 
church. "We build good citizens by 
providing skills they can apply in 
their own lives." 

The study, conducted by the 

"Mixing politics and religion 
makes for a powerful, usually disas- 
trous brew," Gallagher says. "Yet in 
places from Indonesia, to India, to 
Central Africa, religious tenets are 
being invoked to further secular 
purposes, such as securing a polili- 
cal powerbase or expanding a 
group's territorial control. 
Tolerance, compassion, and plural- 
ism are fading in the face of social 


sity of Michigan Survey and political pressures." 

How can you have a militant 
Christian, a militant Hindu, or a mil- 
itant Muslim?" Gallagher asks. 
These are all contradictory terms." 
Increasingly, however, media 
reports use descriptions such as 
"religious conflict" or "clashes 
between Muslims and Christians" 
or "a Hindu mob," as reporters 

Research Center, examined the self- 
of 1,261 eighth graders. 
Researches found that close family 
relationships reinforced religious 

Virginia Smith, director of chil- 
dren's ministries for the Adventist 
Church, believes these latest find- 
ings line up with previous research 

emphasizing the importance of search for sound-bite explanations 
strong adult-child relationships. for violent conflict between differ- 

"It's important for Adventist ent groups within a society, 
adults to realize the huge benefits histead of rushing to religious 

judgment, it's important to recog- 
nize the many other social forces at 
work, says Gallagher, including eth- 
nicity, tribalism, political power- 
grabs, and competition for 
resources, such as land. 

Unfortunately, religion can be 
s^P'"''^'^ ^ ^ espedally potent 
than theTr counteiTwts vJho arenot political tool. Religion is a "^strong 

f^eligious, according to a study pre- "Politics and religion do not mix" social glue," Gallagher explains. 
^^"ted at the American It goes straight to ^e heart of 

Psychological Assodation annua! (ANN) - The outlook for reli- an individuals sense of identity. It 

convention Aug 24 gious tolerance around the world can engender a strong sense of 

"ReUgious involvement appears has grown bleaker in the past belonging to a particular sodal 
to have the largest impact on how decade, as religion has increasingly group. And more significanUy .t 
^arly adolescents evaluate them- been hijacked to further political can define who the enemy- is- that 

Pelves," researchers said. The study goals, says Jonathan Gallagher, is. one who does not belong m the 
demonstrated that religious youth United Natii 
are more confident in their abilities. Seventh-day 

Nights, he says 
he now wants 
to be a respon- 
sible role 
mode! for chil- 
dren. He's 
become a 
Seventh Day 
Adventist, after all. As the former 
CK muscl^man tells it, "I have nin 
nieces and nephews to answer tc 
and at this stage of the game i 

would be hard to make a movie lik^ 

Boogie Nights. I would do nothing their ftiendly influence can have o 

g'^phic." the young people in their church," 

Smith says. Church can provide a 

safe, nurturing environment for 

children, she adds. "Whtn kids are 

in church, they're in a place where 

(ANN) - Religiously active youth they c^n'f fail " 

have higher levels of self-esteem 

"Politics and religion do not mix" 

(ANN) - The outiook for reli- 
gious tolerance around the world 
has grown bleakei 

Island Fever 

My name is Jennifer Saxon and 
I served as a teacher on the island 
of Yap, Micronesia. 1 remember 
one day I learned something 
unique about the culture tliere. 
Tlie local high school had gone 
into town to pick up b'ash off tlie 
sides of tlie road. My group had 
not gone very far when I kept 
noticed two of my giris would occa- 
sionally squat or sit down. A few 
seconds later they would get up 
and start picking up trash again. 

This happened several times 
before I finally asked why they 
were acting so sti-ange. The girls 
were from the outer islands, and in 
their culture tlie females do not 
remain standing when males are 
sitting. This custom also included 
cars with males inside, Uierefore, 

when the giris saw a car drive by 
carrying males from their island, 
tile giris eiUier squatted or sat until 
Uie car went by. 

Learning about a new culture 
was fascinating! Being a student 
missionary was a great way to find 
out the best and worst about 
myself, and to rediscover the 
imporlaiil values 1 grew up with. It 

Jennifer Saxton 


t affects youth 

Missing the Down Under 

1 left Southern for a year to gain 
career experience and "delay" 
graduation. I was supposed to be a 
youth pastor under a senior pastor 
in Australia, but after one month, 
I the senior pastor was called away 

1 to be the conference president. 

I became the senior pastor and 
youth pastor of a 150 person 
church for Uie remainder of my 
slay. The church, youth camps, 
and other speaking appointments 
gave me an average of about seven 
speaking appointments per montii. 

My favorite story from 
Australia didn't happen in my 
church or in the region that I was 
working in. I was asked to speak at 

2 youth camps in New South Wales 
and would be preaching every 
night for 2 weeks. 

I did not feel confident whatso- 
ever I did not grow up in the 
church and had no exposure to 
youtii camps or youth speakers. 

When I arrived at the youth 
camp I was in for a surprise. Not 
only was I to be the night speaker 

but tliey also expected me to do 
morning worship for staff and 
campers, as well as lead two 3-4 
hour activities each day. 

I was exhausted almost every 
night when I got up to speak and 
didn't feel like I had anything to 
share. But I asked for tiie Holy 
Spirit. The miracle of it all is Uiat I 
have never felt the Holy Spirit so 
close in my entire life, 

I know we should not gauge 
success by numbers, but at the end 
of those two weeks 50 young peo- 
ple chose baptism and 75 
asked Jesus in their heart Praise 
the Lord! It wasn't me. In 
weakness He is strong. 


Nicholas Cross 

Thursday, September 6, 2001 



The first issue is here! 
Now let us explain . . . 


This is not Uie way 1 intended to 
write the first editorial. 

But 6:30 a.m. rolled around 
Wednesday morning and this space 
remained vacated on the screen. 
And I realized that the first issue of 
the SouTHEHN Accent was not 
going to be completed by my dead- 
line of 11 a.m., the time at which the 
newspaper had to be at the printer. 

I've told tlie Accent team sever- 
al times: our first issue will be our 
worse. I had two goals for the first 
issue: one, to finish it before dead- 
line; two, to make it as darn good as 
I possibly could. I will depend on 

Rachel Bostic 

feedback to determine how success- 
ful I am with the second objective. 

I intend to use this space during 
the year to communicate with stu- 
dents that are not familiar with jour- 
nalism proceedures and explain 
why a newspaper does or does not 
do certain things. 

Why does the student newspa- 
per print the names of arrest vic- 
tims? Why are there lots of adver- 
tisements in the Accent? Why don't 
you publish poetry? And more 
answers to such questions. 

For now, read the first issue and 
enjoy. And remember, this is the 
student newspaper I'd love to hear 
feedback from you. 

Allow myself to introduce - 
myself. Some of you know me, most 
of you don'L Those of you who do 
probably don't know as much as 
you thought, so I'm going to intro- 
duce myself by answering one of 
those cheesy e-mail surveys. 

My nicknames are Raecharly, 
Rar-Rar, and Drama Queen. I was 
born April 17 in Ypsilanti, MI. and 
have lived in FayetteviUe, TN, for 
nine years. 1 collect candles and 
anything purple. The best advice 
ever given to me was Trust me. it 
COULD be worse." I dislike Hootie 
and the Blowfish and Dave 
Matthews, and the best bands in the 
world are PWEl and Natalie 
Imbruglia. If 1 could eat only one 
food for the rest of my life it would 
be ravioli from Tony's Caf^ or jelly- 
beans. I can't decide between good 
Italian and good Chinese food, 
please don't ask me to. 1 choose 
Taco Bell over McDonald's. I 
choose Dr. Pepper over Coke, pens 
to pencils, and purple over any- 
thing. If I had to shave one thing 
into the back of my head. I'd proba- 
bly just shave my head. My favorite 
movie is The Princess Bride, and 
my least favorite is Titanic. If 
Shakespeare wrote my life, it would 

be a tragedy (even his tragedies had 
some comic relief). I am intense and 
serious, a driver and a night person. 
I freak out first and ask questions 
later. I am determined to read every 
good book in the world Of you have 
any suggestions, please e-mail me). 
1 identify better with women, but 
most of my friends are guys. I am a 
cat person but if I were a dog my 
name would be Fluffy. 

The reason I am writing for the 
Accent this year is that I have a lot 
of opinions and ideas on pretty 
much everything, and my friends 
are tired of hearing them. 1 want to 
express some of those opinions to 
all of you, to make you think about 
something that perhaps had not 
crossed your mind before. But writ- 
ing isn't my only goal. As editor of 
the editorial page, I feel it is my duty 
to make sure that your opinions and 
views are well represented in this 
newspaper. I want to write about 
issues that have an impact on you, 
and I want to make sure the entire 
paper is relevant to you. The only 
way I can do tliat is by knowing 
what is important to you. If there is 
somediing you would like to see in 
the Accent, don't hesitate to e-mail 
me or the Accent staff. If you agree 
(or disagree) with sometliing 1 say, 
let me know. But above all, get 
involved. This is YOUR newspaper. 

The Southern Accent 

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" is a four-door Civic." 



Shorter lines at registration 
in the gym. Thanks to phone-in 
registration, preregistration for 
freshmen at SmartStart, and mov- 
ing some of the registration sta- 
tions out of the gym. registration 
this year was simple. 

The first weekend of the semester. Vespers. The 
Third, the 80s party, and every- 
thing else that started the year 
off. Much applause and titanks 
to Dr. Bietz. the Chaplain's 
Office, and the Student 
Association for all Uieir hard 
work and effort in planning this 

The seemingly endless 
road construction tearing up 
University Drive. While the con- 
struction is definitely needed, 
this is a very bad timing. Perhaps 
it could have been started earlier 
in the summer or after registra- 
tion instead of being at its worst 
when people first arrive. 

Seven o'clock classes the I 
first week of school. Week d I 
Prayer is great and vital to o^ I 
school. Could we have it mayW | 
two or three weeks in- _ 
semester rather than the v^ | 
full week of classes? 

Letters to the Editor 

The only thing I can say is that 
I'm sorry. There can be no excuse 
for what I did. and I'm not trying to 
make any now. If you learn any- 
thing from reading this article, 
learn tiiis: If you try to be good 
without God. you will fail. My 
whole life I've tried to live by myself. 
Through these circumstances. God 
has taught me tiiat the only way to 

ti-uly be good, and b-uly be happy, is 
through the grace of Jesus Christ 
So. as you go through your lives at 
Southern, remember tiiat God loves 
you so much, that sometimes He 
lets bad things happen to turn you 
back on the right ti^ck. 

I'm trying to start my life over 
here at Union College. It hasn't 
been easy, but 1 know that God is 
looking out for me. I'm praying for 
a chance to come back to Southern 
sometime in the future and to be 

able to show you the power oi^M 
to change. In the meantime, ■ 
praying for you all. and I kno^v^ 
God will give you a good s '" 
Once again, to all those 1 
I'm sorry. Keep God #1- 


Tony Rouse 

Thursday, September 6, 2001 

The Southern Acce-iT 9 



Thoughts fro m Exit 287 Epiphany of a runaway car 

Dennis Mayne 

The old truck didn't have air con- 
ditioning, and it was hoL I had been 
dri\ing for a few hours, and due to 
niy sticky acceleration, my right calf 
was a bit sore, promising to ache in 
the morning. The back of my shirt 
was getting moist, the gas tank wa>- 
half empty, and so was my stomach 
Exit 287 ■ Food &. Gas the sign 
said. Straining my neck over the 
stuff in the back I checked m\ 
blind spot, then flipped on my nght 
blinker and jumped two lanes I 
started downhill, towards a stop 
sign and a red bbnkmg light. The 
gas could wait I pulled mto the 
larking lot at the old country 
"Salisbury steak w/mashed 
and green beans $5 00 " an 
(Id dry-erase board mformed me 
■ a brief wait a plump woman m 
mid-40's came to me with a 
e on her face and a nbbon m 
ban-. "Smoking or non' Just 
me? Follow me," she said as she 
the table I had been think 

I asked for a Coke she brought 
me a Pepsi with no straw (the way I 
Uke it) a menu, and a knife and fork 
wrapped in a napkin with a red 
paper band. I asked for a few min- 
utes to decide what I was going to 
order. She merrily obliged, and 
made her way back to the kitchen. 
An old Hank Williams song was 
droning diroughout the diner. A sad 

There I was. in the middle of 
Alabama, with all my things packed 
into a small blue truck. 1 was head- 
ed for the Volunteer State to get the 
education that would make some- 
thing, anything out of me. My child- 
hood years were but a memory, my 
teenage ones almost extinct What 
did I bring out of it? Surely tliere 
had to be more than the truck 
packed with clothes, guitars, and a 
little money My brain? My mind? 
The collection of prejudices, as 
Einstein put it? A few pages of 
thoughts, a few short stories? What 
did 1 have to show for almost two 
decades of life, of blood, of tears, of 
joy and pain? 

There are so many decisions I 
have yet to make, so many mistakes 
to make me wiser. Who is Dennis 
Mayne? Say the name to one per- 
son, it might mean a lot; to another, 
and it might mean absolutely noth- 
ing. Who knows what the next year 
will bring, the next month, even the 

Harmony Tillerson 

next hour Tilings happen int^tantly 
One minute vou're sleeping the 
next you're awakened to be 
informed of some ternble news that 
will rob you of sleep for years One 
minute you admire and respect 


My car ... is rolling . . . away. 

Ah, yes. Monday morning. As 
usual, there was a large amount of 
trash left over from the weekend's 
festivities, and I was making a trip to 
the local trash compactor. 

Did I tie the bag properly? Yes. 

Did I lodge it responsibly on the 
baLk of my trunk? Yes. 

Did I double-bag it so as to pre- 
\ent leakage? Yes. 

I tollowed every rule of proper 
uaste disposal. I did not, however, 
rtmember to put my car in Park. 
Thiii became evident when I had to 
L HASE It through the parking lot. 

Topping over my platform flip- 
flops, of course. 

Such embarrassing occurrences 
often cause me to have some sort of 
big, life-changing epiphany. Tliis 
was no different. After my car near- 
ly ran over my foot I realised what 
kind of frantic hurry I live my life in. 
TTien I began to wonder why. 

You see, I have a small problem 
with patience. 

It's so incredibly difGcult to pay 
attention to anything that isn't 
NOW, in this very moment I tend to 
forget about tlie big picture. An 
example of this is me thinking. 
"Garbage. Garbage. Garbage. I 
have to throw away the garbage" 
and not thinking about well, any- 
thing else. 

I have come to tlie conclusion 
that in times when 1 have no idea 
what the future holds, it's super 
hard to trust tiiat God is guiding me 
carefully along the path He has 

carved for my life. A lot of times I 
get so frustrated because MY plans 
keep falling apart for no good rea- 

1 get impatient waiting for Him to 
tell me what my next move should 
be. 1 want to skip all the bothersome 
litUe steps that will get me to where 
I want to go. I just want to BE 

The Ugly Trash Incident (1 gave 
it a tide) is a microcosm of my life. I 
was so perfectly prepared in every 
way - yet I didn't bother to put my 
car in park. That was really dumb, 
sort of like leaving the house fully 
prepared for an important presenta- 
tion, laptop and flipcharts in hand, 
but minus your bra. (Can 1 say "bra" 
in my column?) 

So, while everyone else is having 
big Uioughts about medical/den- 
tal/law school and their prospective 
careers, 1 am having epiphanies at 
the local trash compactor. 

At least I can rest assured that 
my future does not include a career 
in Waste Management 


them for something they say to you. 
One minute you're fine; the next, 
you are stung by words that took 
only a drop of strength, an ounce of 
breath to release, but will ring for- 

I was on the eve of manhood in 
that diner. No more mommy and 
daddy reminding me to brush my 
teeth, no more scolding, no more 
stories being t-ead or lullabies being 
sung. Those days were long gone. 
It was me and the open road, 
against the worid. 

I ordered the eggs and hash 
browns white Hank Williams 
droned on. life will come as God 
wills it It only comes in stages. 

are going to be hurting this year as 
Johnson has a glass jaw and stays in 
the pocket too long to be effective. 
The Bills will regret cutting Flutie. 

5. New England Patriots 

With Drew Bledsoe locked into a 
contract through retirement he is 
also locked behind a pathetic front 
line, and not being a mobile quar- 
terback translates to not many 
points being scored this season. 
Sorry New England, it will be a long 
year as the doormat of the NFL 

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AFC Central 

1. Tennessee Titans 

It won't take a Music City 
" Miracle for the Titans this year, A 
few adjustments have solidified the 
Titans atop the division. First can- 
ning Al Del Greco in favor of Joe 
Nedney the best free agent kicker 
nobody heard of. was a good move. 
The acquisition of defensive end 
Kevin Carter will make tius defense 
one of the best in tiie league. 

2. Baltimore Ravena 

The only team to change quar- 
terbacks after winning a Super Bowl 
went widi Elvis Grbac, who must 
prove he is more than another jour- 
neyman quarterback. The Ravens 
need someone to fill die huge hole 
left by the injury to running back 
Jamal Lewis. The defense is as 
sU-ong as ever and will continue, but 
can the offense score? 

3. Pittsburgh Steelers 
Kordell Stewart needs to shine 

or pack it up this year. Jerome *The 

Bus" Bettis needs to be running on 
all cylinders this year. The Steelers 
had tlie fourtli best rushing offense 
last year but need to be better to 
keep pace in the division. The 
defense should be its usual healthy 
self at the new Heinz Field. 

4. Jacksonville Jaguars 

The Jacksonville Jaguars lei 
Mark Brunell gel sacked 54 times 
last year. They need to protect him 
belter if they expect him lo produce 
this year. They released a lot of 
players in the offseason and lost 
some to free agency. Fred Taylor 
needs lo run the ball like a man pos- 
sessed for this offense to go places. 

5. Cincinnati Bengals 

The Bengals are above the 
Browns because of the amazing legs 
of Corey Dillion. Quarterback Jon 
Kilna came from Seattle and has 
some solid receivers. The young 
defense will give some games away 
if Kilna doesn't beat diem to it 

6. Cleveland Browns 

With a new head coach, Butch 
Davis, and quarterback Tim Couch 
healdiy the Browns could give Uie 
Bengals a fight for the cellar. The 
Browns are a few years away from 
someUiing special but in diree or 
four years, watch out Until then 
diey can beat up on the Patiiots. 

AFC West 

1. Denver Broncos 

Denver addressed Uieir defense 
during die off-season as tiiey went 
out and got Chester McGlockton, 
Tyrone Poole. Lee Woodall, and 
Leon Lett With top-notch running 

2. Oakland Raiders 

Rich Gannon should have anolli- 
er stellar year Witii the addition of 
Jerry Rice lo the receiving core Uiis 
is a team to be reckoned vrith. llie 
defense should put out a great per- 
formance as usual. However. 
Gannon is 35 and his back-up is 
Bobby Hoying. If Gannon goes 
down, the Raiders are in trouble. 

3. Seattle Seahawks 

Widi unproven talent at the quar- 
terback and wide receiver positions 
tills team will step out of the shad- 
ows to surprise many teams this 
year. Ricky Walters will be a force 
this year. Tliis young team has a lot 
of potential, but unfortunately die 
Seahawks play in the league's 
toughest division. 

4. San Diego Chargers 

The Chargers made an excellent 
move by trading for running back 
LaDainian Tomlinson. They cleared 
out die pathetic quarterbacks they 
had, then brought in Doug Flutie 
and drafted Drew Brees, Plus, diey 
got receiver Tim Dwight from 
Atlanta. The Chargers are on tiie 
rise, and tiiey will be much belter 
than dieir MS record last year. 

5. Kansas City Chiefs 

This team has a future with Dick 
Vermeil coming out of retirement to 
coach them. The key word is 
"future". Ail the pieces are not in 
place yet for the Chiefs who always 
look good on paper but never finish 
near the top. This year will be a 
year of rebuilding. 

Thursday, September t 

2001 1 


Team Dunkel wins opener, VS 

Poor baserunning costs Team Reeves scoring chances 

when Ryan U^n badly misplayed a Wift Te^ Du"kel c.jng,ng .o a 
- ball. Ma.c Grundy then reached -™ '^it ^^^ ^I' X 

Daniel Olson 

EDTTOfi^ on an error by Bryce Reading, . , , ,i -ti, ^ H™,hiP 

Marc Grundy hit a 2-run double ; Dunkel. In tact Team Dunkel HoweU agau. led f^^^^^^' 
in tlte first inning after Eric Dunkel J„y ^^^, j„p„ved on their M and scored on a single by Uunket 
and Mike McClung singled, and , ^ ^„, ^ike McClung filed out who would be t^geed out at borne 
Tean, Dunkel coasted to a 7-3 win ^^^^ ^,^, |„,aed. on the next play But MaA D.etnch 

Monday night, the opening night of ,^ ^^ i„p „, ^^ fourOi, Matt singled and Team Dunkel added 
Men's A-League intramural Softball. ^^■■ ,jj „(( ^Ot a single, but two more runs, making sure meir 
Team Reeves made several cory Reeves grounded into a dou- lead was safe going into the seventh 
errors and base running mistakes . . , inning. 

in the opening innings and they did ^i,e&llh Chadd Watkins and "We hit Hie baU well tonight, 

not score until the fifth inning. Jeff Morris led off with singles for said Dunkel, team captain, who was „ p ,,,„ 

Ryan Irwin got the first hit of the Team Reeves The next batter. Rick pleased with his teams openmg 
season in the first inning for Team gchwartz. hit a long foul ball that game performance. "We should def- colDurn as 
Reeves, but Matt Higgins lined out „3s s„jgge[i mth an incredible div- ' ' 
to first base, and Irwin was doubled .^^ ^^j^ ^^ pi,„i(e| However, the 
ball was ruled out of play and 
Dunkel got up gingeriy and holding 
his wrist. Dunkel would come in to 
play third base and Schwartz 
grounded out to first on the next 
pitch. But Watkins took advantage 
of Team Dunkel not having a catch- 
er and he raced home to score 
Team Reeves' first run. A couple 
batters later, Bryce Reading sin- 
gled, scoring Scott Watson and tonight at 5-.45 p.m., while Team 
Jason Griffin and cutting the deficit Dunkel has the night off. 
to 4-3. 

up to end the inning. 

In the top of the third. Team 
Reeves had a chance to load the 
bases when a grounder went 
through the legs of Gary 
Horinouchi. But Jason Griffin got 
caught in a rundown when he 
attempted to score, ending the 

In the bottom of the third. Team 
Dunkel added to their 2-0 lead. Rob 
Howell doubled, and then scored as 
Dunkel reached on a S-base error 

tely be one of the favored teams 
in men's Softball this year." 

Team captain Cory Reeves, on 
the other hand, realized his team 
has some work to do after errors 
and base running blunders con 

tributed in dropping his team to 0-1 

"Since it was our first game, I ^^^ Balbwin 
think we were just rusty," Reeves fj^j rekjutcr 
said. "Some of our guys just haven' 
played in a while." 

Dan's Knuckle Deep Picks 

Nick Ven'^l 
rn prepares to connect with a hit for Tean: 
Brian Wiehn of Team Warden looks on as catch | 
er during men's intramural action Monday night. 

More than 80 try out for 
Gym-Masters squad 

make the team better." SchrJ 
said, when asked about wh 
looks for in a potential Gym-N^ 
He also mentioned the neces 
having commitment along with! 
strong work ethic, dependabitf 
and self-motivation. 

While the tryouts 
work, Kim Burks, freshman pibi| 
relations major, noticed the v 

Eighty-one students have shown 
, ^ „ up at the lies RE. Center in the 

.?S^„^r.? ^^T TSl t!!^ evening the last two weeks, hopeful 
of landing a spot on the Gym- 
Masters gymnastics squad when 
tryouts end today. 

According to Rick. Schwarz, ^^^^^^^,^ _^,^j^, 
Gym-Masters coach, the team will ^d^MendiTatoosphere. 
be reduced to 45 students when the "Everyone is verv friendly 

roster is announced. Tryouts have 
been from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday 

Before we dig deep into the NFL 
season, you should know Uiat 1 am a 
diehard Denver Broncos fan, 
though I will keep this column as 
unbiased as possible. I won't pick 
tlie Broncos to go 16-0. maybe 14-2, 
Let's dive into the picks. 

This just in: The Arizona 
Cardinals are off the first week, 
which counts as one of their tliree 
wins this year. 

Atlanta at San Francisco 
Chris Chandler will be very sore 

after this game; we might even see 

Michael Vick play. 
Pick: San Francisco 

Carolina at Minnesota 
Even with the exodus of players 
from the Vikings they will crush the 
pathetic Panthers into the Asfroturf. 
The Panthers are throwing quarter- 
back Chris Weinke into the "jaws of 

Pick: Minnesota 

Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets 
The Colts will gallop off to a vic- 
tory in this one as Vinny Testaverde 
uses his walker to head back to the 
locker room. 

Pick: Indianapolis 

New England at Cincinnati 

It'll be a close one but the 

Bengals will somehow find a way to 

Pick: Cincinnati 

New Orleans at Buffalo 
After Rob Johnson finishes pick- 
ing himself off the ground, will he 
be glad that he won the quarterback 
job from Doug Flutie? 
Pick: New Orleans 

Oakland at Kansas City 
After one game the Chiefs will 
find themselves tied for last place in 
the West. Let's see how long they 
can maintain that position. 
Pick: Oakland 

Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 
Look for the Jaguars t 

Seattle at Cleveland 

The Browns will be looking through Thursday Students spend 

brown when they start the year 0-1 
again. Seattle will let its young tal 
ent loose on the Browns. 
Pick: SeatUe 

Tampa Bay at Dallas 

Anyone want to bet 
burger that Quincy Carter will definitely"! 
throw under 100 yards with at least 
3 interceptions? 

Pick: Tampa Bay 

hours each night tumbling, 
hand-balancing and pair-stunting, a 
routine in which females are thrown 
by males - a term known as "flying." 
More students have continued to 
tryout each night than last year, 
veggie Schwarz said, adding that there is 
' " ■ ' " ire overall talent." 

person who sees per- 
sonal improvement 

there are a lot of good attitiide| 
Burks said. 

Andy Wade, freshmai 
education major, agreed. 

'The people are really ^vifci 
work with you and they accept S^f 

Coach Schwarz has high e: 
tations for this year's Gym-Ma 
squad. "I'm looking forward I 
coaching these kids and bavT^| 
great year." 

NFL expert Dan Kuntz nails| 
down his AFC predictions 

Washington at San Diego 
The Chargers will walk away 
witii as many wuis in their first 
game as they got all last year. 

Pick: San Diego Dan Kumz 

Sports Columnist 

Miami at Tennessee „,.,. ,. — 77^ — ■ ; — TT 

„ , .,, ,, With the NFL season about to 

How many sacks vrill the porous l ■ .. - c j -^^ ^ 
r, 1 u- M ■ r ■ begin this Sunday, its time we pre- 

Dolphms offensive line give up to ■ .v i . l . 

X-, J f ■ J I T^ view the league to see how teams 

Titan defensive ends Jevon Kearse -n c ■ l a j ^ 

,„. 1^ ■<".-,, r 1 , will finish. Are you ready for some 

and Kevui Carter? 1 feel sorry for , .. ,,5 , ., / . .^, ' ,„^ 
I c- ji I, L ■ ■ football? Lets start with the AFC. 

Jay Fiedler because he is gomg to 

Chicago at Baltimore 

The Bears will make the Super tl^e quarterback controversy 
Bowl champs look exactly like Pittsburgh starts up again. 
Super Bowl champs, an easy warm Pick: Jacksonville 

up for a tough schedule for the 

Pick: Baltimore 

N.Y. Giants at Denver 

The Broncos open up Invesco 

1. Indianapolis Colts 

■ the Indianapolis Colts fin- 

I also remember your game v>~ 
Jets, a defensive meltdown, c 
like Chernobyl. However q^ 
backs Jay Fielder and Ray U'^;! 
not the answer. If Fielder g""" 
kiss the season go'^'^^^'.j- 
though I think Wannstedt trao^ 
wrong guy in the off-season D^ 
Fielder isn't the future. 

3. N.Y. Jets 
Is Vmny Testaverde reg . 
with the AARP yet? I ^^^1 

Detroit at Green Bay 

Brett Favre and the Packers 
should handle the Lions like the 
cubs they are. 

Pick: Green Bay 

St. Louis at Philadelphia 
Marshall Faulk will run and Kurt 
Warner will gun the Rams to a nar- 
row win as the Rams defense works 
out the kinks. These two teams will 
meet again in the postseason. 
Pick: SL Louis 

Field at Mile High on Monday 'shing atop the AFC East They have ting hurt again this sea^^ 
night, but 1 will just call this hoi- focused on the defense in the last Chad Pennington will have - 
lowed ground Mile High, cooperate ^^ college drafts and this mil pay mid-season to drive the oti 
sellouts. The new sUdium will be off this year. The Colts' offense will a respectable third place- 
louder, as Denver will unleash ite ^^ ^^ ^^^^ dominating offense as 
stellar offense against the Giants in '^^' y^^- ^^tch out for the horse- 
a great football game. ^^^^^ this year. 
Pick: Denver 

2. Miami Dolphins 

Dan Kuntz is a senior biology educa- ' ^^^ Vf*" Miami fens. ' I know behind door number tv-o. 

tion major. He attributes his football *^ defense is already in place, and ^ ■ 

knowledge to how sexy he is. that they took the East last year, but sEE AFC F"^*^' 

4. Buffelo Bills 

And the ^""''^^tin.el 
Johnson. He won the staro^ I 
but I would be asking * 

Calendar of Events 


(11 a.m. classes meet at 7 a.m) 

Convocation, Doug Batchelor, church 
Vespers, Doug Batchelor, church 


7:30 p.r 
9 p.m. 

Collegedale Church, Doug Batchelor 

The Third, Ron Clouzet, lies 

Lavm Concert, Talge Hall lawn (rain location: Res RE. Center) 

Evensong, church 

Club Membership Drive, lies 


{Grandparent's Day) 

Pancake Breakfast, student park 

Destiny auditions 

Senior Pictures, check e-mail for time 


all day Bloodmobile, Wright Hall Lobby 


all day Bloodmobile, Wright Hall Lobby 

The Campus Chatter now appears weekly in the SOUTHERN ACCENT. 


September 1 7. students wishing to make photo- 
copies or to print in the hbraiy must have cash on 
their ID cards. This will save you both money 
and time and everyone wants to save! 

CUSS AUDITING RATE: Please remem- 
ber that audit hours are charged separately from 
regular hours. The audit rate is 50 percent of the 
regular tuition rate. Therefore the charge is 
$237.50 per audit hour (the 12-16 hour rate does 
not apply to audit hours). 


Teaching Materials Center has easy-cut letters 
and free pictures or posters to borrow. 
Summerour Hall, Room 211. 

GRANDPARENT'S DAY: Sunday. Sept. 9 is 
Grandparent's Day. Don't forget to send them 
greetings and let them know how much you 
appreciate them. 

PICTURE MAKE-UP DAY: Pictures can be 
made up for the yearbook on Thursday, Sept 13 
from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. 

SENIOR PICTURES: Each of you liave 
been assigned a time Sept. 9, 10 or 16 during 
which you will have your yearbook pictures 
taken. Check your Southern e-mail account for 
your scheduled appointment. E-mail Jill 
Hardesty if there is 
a conflict. 

EUROPE 2002: May 29-June 28. Visit 9 
countries. Earn six hours of credit. Space is lim- 
ited and niling. Call Student Services, 'f28l3. 


We pay by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) 
directly to your bank account. To find out how 
much you have earned each pay period, go to the 
Cashier's office in Wright Hall and ask for your 
EFT which is printed on blue paper, on 
Wednesday before payday. If you started work 
during the week of Aug. 28, your first payday 
will be Sept 21 . So your EFT will be available on 
Sept 19, 

spiritual high die! Get involved in different min- 
istries on campus. Booths will be set up 
Thursday and Friday in the church atrium. Sign 
up to participate and help ouL 

DESTINY AUDITIONS will be held on 
Sunday. Sept. 9 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Lynn 
Wood Hall. Destiny guidelines and applications 
are in the dorms, Please fill your application out 
and bring it to the Campus Ministries office so 
you can sign up for your audition time. But 
above all else, please remember to pray. Being in 
Destiny may or may not be your calling, but 
don't worry. He does have a plan for you. God 
bless and good luck. 

opportunity to discover the ministries available 
for you to take part in. The Campus Ministries 
office also uses this weekend to learn about you 
and others who are interested in getting involved. 
Take time this week to talk to the chaplain or 
assistant chaplain, a Campus Ministries director, 
or visit the Campus Ministries office and find out 
how you can be involved in ministry this year. 
And most importantly, take the time to discover 
your uniqueness and how God wants to use you 
this year for Him. Be sure to sign up at one of the 


All JUNIOR Social Work majors who are 
currently taking any 300 level SOCW classes are 
required to attend an orientation meeting on 
Monday, Sept. 10 from 12-1 p.m. in the 
Presidential Banquet Room. Please bring your 
trays; dessert is provided. All SOPHOMORE 
social work majors are required to attend an ori- 
entation meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001. 
from 12-1 p.m. in the cafeteria banquet room. 
Please bring your trays; dessert is provided. If 
you have any questions please contact Valerie 
Radu at .\3 1 39 or Janene Dunston at x2780. 

Saturday night is your opportunity to become 
acquainted with various clubs on campus in lies 
RE. Center. From 9-11 p.m.. members from 
these clubs will be in the back of the gym to 
answer your questions and to let you know the 
benefits of joining. The front portion of the gym 
will be open for games of basketball or volley- 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!.'.' (Sept. 11-28) 
The Creative Discover Science Museum is host- 
ing a program called "Kids Like You; Kids Like 
Me." This is a special program for handicap chil- 
dren. Student volunteers are needed lo cover 
hourly blocks, If you are interested, stop by the 
Campus Ministries office in the Student Center 
or call 2724. 

GUAL STUDENTS: Students proncieni in 
German, French, Spanish or American Sign 
Language could make cosh by helping area busi- 
nesses. Of^en the Modem [.anguagc Department 
is asked to recommend qualified individuals who 
can serve as tutors, translators or interpreters for 
area businesses. This could include translating 
documents, working with medical personnel to 
interpret for a patient or helping a struggling stu- 
dent. We would prefer the students who apply to 
have a near-native fluency or better. "These types 
of requests are coming more frequently," said Dr. 
Carlos Parra, chair of the Modem Language 
Department, "so our department is looking to 
develop a database of names from which to draw 
qualified help lo the community." Anyone inter- 
ested in this type of work should register with 
Beverly Self in the Modem Language office, 
Brock «317. Email: Phone 

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Thursday. Septem ber 6^ 



One Week Down . . 

As I begin my fourth and Oh- 
please-let-it-be-my-last year of 
school, I have taken a long look at 
the different occasions by which we 
start our school year. If you are like 
me, livmg out of the dorm, you've 
found a new set of challenges. For 
one thing. I'd like to point out that 
it's a lot harder to pound on some- 
one's door at three in the morning, 
run away and not get caught here in 
the village. For those of you who 
are not out of the dorm yet, I'd like 
to point, laugh, and make a series of 
underclassmen jokes. 

Like every year, we began class 
on a Tuesday, after waiting for the 
faculty to show up on Monday so 
we could register (they should all 
be deducted 10 points for tardi- 
ness). Of course, since Tuesday is 
the Grst day of school, students 
always arrive assuming that this 
will be pretty easy since no home- 
work has been assigned yet. Ifs at 
this time that teachers read their 
collective syllabus, outlining all the 
coursework ahead in such a way 
that puts tears in the eyes of even 
the peppiest and most optimistic 
student and makes Uiem mutter, 
over and over, 

And in between all this, we had 
our yearbook picture. Tlie year- 
book picture is the pessimistic 
microscope, where each individual 
person's worst trait shows up mag- 
nified 300 times, If your were born 
with a large head, the yearbook pic- 
ture will make you wonder where 
all that vacant space on either side 
of your head disappeared to. If 
you're like me, and you're a little on 
the scrawny side, you'll wonder 
where all that vacant space on 
either side of your body came from. 

Givingus extra time this year to 
visit the picture booth was a nice 
touch. It gave each of us tlie oppor- 
tunity to make tliat transformation 
from Tragically Uncomfortable to 
Tragically Uncomfortable But Well 

111 never really understand why 
those taking the yearbook picture 
insist on making you shike a cer- 
tain pose, but that's the way it goes. 
After the camera guy makes you 
straighten your back, tilt your head 
32 degrees northwest, put one 
hand your knee, put die odier hand 
seven inches between the knee and 
the hip and make a peace sign with 
that hand not because anyone will 
be able to see it, but because it cre- 
ates posidve energy, he then insists 
that you smile. Of course, by this 
point, his hands is on the button 
already and the picture's going off 
in two seconds whether you smile 
or not So as you begin to spread 
your lips the flash goes off, captur- 
ing you in a pose so wonderful you 
just can't wait to borrow all oi your 
friends' yearbooks so you can pour 
whiteout where your picture should 

Skpaii^vikw at Bikh 

Southern students and their look-alike twins 



m the first week has past 
: wait to tell you that more 
rituals are coming. 

Nothing much changed back 
home this summer. My Korean 

Pe^oMlly.'ldorthave-arell'prob^ «="<' "'"■ ^' "P™*^"* "P \S«™' 

lem with the whole Elijah-Elisha food restaurant The sweet and sour 

statue thing, but couldn't it have fried chicken is the best 
been a belter representation of For the most part I was trying to 

Soutliern? How about a giant statue f/jP'' ."il^™""?*! *!!'^L ."t! 
of Dr. Wohlers shaking his head? 

The price of tuition in clams 

Dennis Mayne original missile. We then developed ness. I was like "well soldier, thafs 

HiiuriK rni iiMfjfw 3 "missile defense-defense-defense" really moving, but I'm pretty sure I 

missile on our original defense sys- don't vvant to enlist. Semper Fi. over 

tem. Eventually all the countries and out" But guys, the surefire way 

gave up and decided that all wars to get rid of them is to say you're an 

) be fought with Nerf bats. Adventist. No joke, they' 

And there are some strange tra- 
ditions here. Like the whole ves- 
pers date thing. I can see a group of 

pesky little tuition deal. Oh, 
good news if you haven't heard, the 
price jumped about 600 clams. I 
read it in the Chattanooga Times 

guys gadiered in the dorm just ^^^^ ^^- ^y question is, "When 
planning it during the school's ^^""^ *^ Bomg to hear it from 
Southern?" Were they planning on 
sneaking it past us at the end of the 
year when we're checking out of our 
rooms or something? "Ok, dust par- 
ticles on the counter, that's $2.50 a 

Bush also gave the "go-ahead" 
for stem cell research, which many 
commentators believed would make 
way for cloning humans in the 
future. Anyone with half a brain 
knows that cloning is going on 
already. You don't believe me? Think 
about it - Backstreet Boys, N'Sync 
and that other one. I rest my case. 

infancv "So I ask the inrl tn vp^ bouUiernr" Were they planning on . }^ 'J j"^'. ""f .^fi! ^^^"^^.^ ^!^^ 

imancy. so i asK uie gin to ves- / "^ „ ^ f ,u sick of that stiiff? They don t p ay 

pers...and we have a date! I meet sneakmg it past us at the end of the instrumenLs thev lin ^vnrh /t 

heratThatcher we sit and listen to year when we're checking out of our ^ny 'nstrumente. they lip synch at 

thl^^rmot and le^ Irwik bTcll -oms or something? "Ok, dust par- f 1™^^ ^f ^'l^^J^ 

I don't have to spend any money ^XtroTt^er^of 1^ Tn'th^y hrrellS DoVe 

conversation is mmimal and I eet v^P- luigcrpniii on me mirror, nun- , , i - , ^ , -, 

to tell all my friends I dated herr dred bucks, oh. you ciin't find your develoP^ome kind of rash? 
(Manly laughter ensues.) key? That'll be $500. have a good ' J7 H , [it^' ™! 

Yes c 11 ■ f 11 f 0"e " extremely disappointed, ft was just 

things 'dia^we^^irrememberZd^ OK. rising tuition, lower scholar- jil^e Titanic, except Jack didn't jump 

ly (more so once we're middle-aged ^hip funds, hiring freeze, this calls !" f P'^ne and shoot the Japanese 

and all this is happening to our ^<*^ ^ ^tatiie or two to be built, eh? f'^^'^' J^' acting was Velveeta. 

kids). So lift your head up high Now we know where all those con- ^^^ "^f^ ^^f ^ ^.'■^^e in the book, 

cross your fingers, and put "Not ^^^^t^d necklaces and bracelets f r"-, ^^ John Wayne war-is-real- 

Interested," went. ^y^ kmd of movie. 

Bush tried to do a missile ' ^^^ ^ '°* '^^ ^'^ ^^"^ ^^^^ 

Rob York is a senior communicatiom ^^^^"5^ ^""S. but after our proto- ^^cruiters^The Marines were my 

major with school spirit ^^ was successfrilly tested, the '^™"^^' ' "^y just wouldn t give up. 

Russians developed, a "missile ^^^ ^^^^ ^^"'"2 ^^ ^^at the 

defensenlefense" missile on their ^^^^ "^^•"^ like the Knights of 

"Well, do you know if any of your 
friends would like to wake up at 3 in 
the morning and run until tlieir legs 
turn to jelly and get yelled at by a 
tough, yet chivalric drill sergeant?"! 
was tempted to give him a few 
names, but I resisted. The real rea- 
son I gave him was, "You see, I went 
to a public school, and I already 
know how to shoot." 

Apparently some werewolves or 
something enrolled here at 
Southern, because they keep giving 
us those littie bottles of shaving 
cream. That and plastic cups. Hiey 
must think we're dehydrated and 
our facial hair is growing an inch a 
minute. Somebody give tiiese kids 
some shaving cream and big plastic 
cups filled with junk! 

Honestly, when they send us 
those brochures and things it's jus! 
like they're saying. "Here, yo" 
throw this away." 

You've been a great audience, n 
be here aU year, try the veal her& 
it's great 

Dennis Mayne is a sophomore pn^ | 
journalism major. 


Vandalism at Fleming Plaza Page 3 



Movie Gallery robbed by manager Page 3 

The Southern Accent 




Volume 57, Issue 2 

Slain deputy praised for public service 

^^ ,S^'I^^ 

^B^ ■ -^ 

H^— ^**^ 

Hundreds of local police 
Sheriff's Deputy Donald 
Collegedale Sevcotli-day 

Students r( 

students stunned at te 

Nick Vence 
officers paid their respects to their fellow officer. 
K. Bond, at his funeral service Monday at the 
Adventist Church. 

sact to WTC bombing 

rroist attacks on New York, Washington, D.C. 

The funeral of Sheriffs Deputy Donald K. 
Bond, a former alumnus of Collegedale 
Academy and an attendee of tlie McDonald 
Road Seventh-day Adventist Church, was 
held at the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist 
Church on Monday, Sept 10, 

Bond was shot on the morning of 
Thursday, Sept 6. while on duty near the 
Hurricane Creek Subdivision. He was 35. 

The ceremony drew law enforcement offi- 
cers from all over the United States, including 
Michigan, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky. 
According to sources vrithin the Chattanooga 
Funeral Home, the ceremony was 
Chattanooga's largest funeral in history, as 
the church's seating capacity of 1,600 was 
unable to accommodate several hundred oth- 
ers who watched the procession via a live feed 
in the lies RE. Center. 

Pastor Ed Wright, senior pastor of the 
Collegedale Church, thanked those in atten- 
dance and told members of Bond's family that 
he hopes "somehow our simple presence will 
help you." 

Wright prayed that God would be with 
Bond's family and friends during their time of 

■We will not fear this great e\Tl," Wright 
prayed, "because You are with us," 

LeClair Litchfield, chaplain of Collegedale 
Academy, from which Bond graduated in 
1984, praised Bond's dedication. 

"Don shed his blood for us." Utchfieid 
said. "While we were sleeping, Don was doing 
what he was called to do. If he had known that 
he was going to die. he still would have 
responded to that call." 

Utchfieid urged friends and family of 
Bond not to try and rationalize the tragedy. 
"Right now, we see through the glass darkly. 
WTien the pain is too great to think, don't fry 
to think. Just rest in His arms." 

Hamilton County Sheriff John Cupp 
recalled Bond's dedication to public safely. 
"As I think of our part, I think of Don as a ser- 
vant 1 think tliat's a great way to think of 

Cupp recalled Bond's dedication to his job 
and liis principles. "He's not here to do that 
job anymore," Cupp said. "That means that 
the rest of us will have to put what he did into 

Ed Wright concluded the service by say- 
ing, "Our faith, at times like this, is tested to 
tlie breaking point. Even if 1 had God's 
straight answer [for Bond's death) 1 doubt I 
would be satisfied. We don't need answers 
right now, we need comfort." 

SEE Bond, p. 3 

More than 200 Southern students crowd- 
ed around televisions in the Student Center to 
watch CNN on Tuesday, while expressing 
shock and dismay over what President 
George W. Bush called "apparent terrorist 
attacks" on the Worid Trade Center in New 
York City and Pentagon in Washington. D.C. 

"America needs to kick some serious inter- 
national butt," said Adisa Abiosa, Junior well- 
ness management major. This is not the time 
for any peace talks. I would like for Bush to 
put everything else on hold and deal with this 

According to, a hijacked 
American Airlines aircraft hit the north tower 
of the Worid Trade Center at 8:50 a.m. About 
20 minutes later, a second plane collided with 
the soutli tower; both towers collapsed short- 

ly after About an hour following the collapse 
of the Worid Trade Center, a portion of the 
Pentagon also collapsed after being sfruck by 
a plane. 

The Pentagon. White House. State 
Department, Justice Department, Capitol, 
CIA headquarters and all otiier government 
buildings in Washington were evacuated. 

As news of these tragic events spread 
across the country, other precautionary 
measures were immediately t^en: landmark 
buildings, such as the United Nations head- 
quarters, the Sears Tower in Chicago, and Uie 
Centers for Disease Control in AUanta, were 
evacuated: the FAA stopped all national 
flights and diverted international flights to 
Canada; the U.S. borders of Mexico and 
Canada were also closed. 

See Bombing, p. 3 

Daniel Olson 

ouple hundred students filled the Student Center Tuesday morning to 
tcb television news coverage of the terroist attacks on the World Trade 
[Iter in New York City and the Pcnlagon in Washington, Yi.C. 


Collegedale News 



Campus CHArreR 

Bob Benge, intramu- 
ral director at 
Southern, obtained 
his doctorate last 
month. Find out what 
he said every physi- 
cal education major 
should ovm. 


Read about this 
author's take on dat- 
ing and relationships 
in "Boy Meets Girl." 


The Southern Accent 

Thursday, September ] 


Hackman Hall renovation to be finished 
for School of Religion July 2002 

"Meet the Firms" in October I 

Jobs and internships available through local 
and Adventist businesses 


Plans include library, archeology museum and classrooms 

Hackman Hall, one of the oldesl 
buildings on campus, is currently 
under renovation to give Southern 
more room for the School of 
Religion as well as a museum for 
tlie archaeology department arti- 

When completed, plans for 
Hackman include a library, archae- 
ology museum, labs for students, 
classrooms (including recording 
equipment for praclice sermons), 
offices for religion professors and 
an atrium area, which will be mod- 
led after the Biblical era when 
Solomon was king. 

According to Fred Turner, proj- 
ect facilitator of plant services, the 
renovation began in July 2001 and is 
scheduled to be finished in July 

'The demolition has started with 
removing doors and electrical com- 
ponents, but no construction has 
begun," Turner said, stating that 
before any construction can begin 
the building has to he structurally 
sound. The completed project will 
add approximately 2,600 square feel 
to the existing structure. 

'This is the biggest project I've 
undertaken in my five years at 
Southern," Turner said. "I'm look- 
ing forward to seeing it completed." 

Even though Hackman is not fit 
for classes, the Collegedale Police 
Department and Tri-Community 
Fire Department have used it for 
training drills, reported Eddie 
Avant, director of Campus Safety. 

Due to the success of last year's 
Meet the Firms program, two such 

events are planned for this school Northwestern"' Mutual^'^Flna"^^^^^ I 
year. Network," Starr 

1 May with 
elors of art in business 
ment, as a student who 
from the event. "Sterm 

manage. I 


On Oct. 25. students will be invit- 
ed to interview with Adventist- The Firms7johr._„„, , ^ 
based firms. On March 14, 2002. deal about the insurance b„sS 
students will be able to network j^st by sitting down and talWnJ 
withlocal area businesses^ the AFLAC representative whol 

These events, hosted by South- at the event." 

em's Schools of Business and Man- Jonathan Erickson who ai I 

agement. CompuUng, Journalism earned his degree in mananemp! I 

and Communication, and Visual Art |ast year, accepted a position Z I 

and Design, will feature both local pionda Hospital after attendinir ih! I 

and national firms for students to ^get the Firms program 

discuss internship and job possibili- "Students need to act," Stan I 

said. "Even if they are not oneod 

Holly Graves 

Renovation.s in Hackman Hall are schedule for completion in 
July 2002. In the meantime, the Collegedale Police Dept. and 
the Tri-Comm Fire Department have used the building for 
practice drills, including hostage situations. 

Tlie CPD used the gutted build- 
ing for tactical room-clearing skills, 
while the TCFD used it for search 
and rescue, hose line attacks and air 
pack drills. 

"Making Hackman available for 
training purposes was a cooperative 
effort between Southern, the CPD 
and the TCFD," Avant said. This 
community service helps improve 
fire and police relations with 

According to Avant. Hackman 
was (he ideal training ground for 
both the police and fire depart- 
ments because tlie trainers were 
unfamiliar with the two-story build- 

ing. This helps the departments 
because it is a more typical environ- 
ment than other training buildings. 
Avant also added that because of 
the demolition, there wasn't much 
to damage inside Hackman. 

Before the construction of the 
Hickman Science Center, the chem- 
istry and biology departments used 
Hackman Hall. After the completion 
of Hickman, the old science center 
was stripped and left unused. 
Because of the increase in students, 
more space is now needed for class- 
rooms and offices. 

The Southern Accent 

Daniel Olson, editor 
Tarah Solie. managing editor 

hutsday, September 13. 2001 

Debbie Baltin 

Dan Kuntz 

Alejandra Torres 

Kristen Snyman 

Josh Townsend 

Dioxi Martinez 

Rachel Bostic 

Kyle Baldwin 

Heidi Tompkins 

Rob York 

Uura Cates 

Sam Covarrubias 

Cady Van Dolson 

Heather Durst 

Natlian Zinner 

Jason Arnold 

Holly Graves 

Tressa Carmichael 

Scott Damazo 


Brian Wiehn 

Jolene Harrell 

Jason Deto 

Melissa Campbell 

Neal Smith 

Dennis Mayne 

David Leonard 

Sholly Scarlett 

Misha Birmele 

Dennis Negr6n 

Jen Page 

Jared Thurmon 

Harmony Tillerson 

Tabor Nudd 

The first Meet the Firms will be 
held on OcL 25, fi-om 2 to 5 p.m.. in 
the Collegedale Church, said Janita 
Herod, office manager for the 
school of journalism and communi- 

"We're doing it then because it's 
connected to alumni weekend," 
Herod said. "The first Meet the 
Firms will be alumni who work for 
Adventist firms and Adventists who 
are representatives for non-Adven- 
tist firms." 

The second Meet the Firms will 
be held in the spring, and local non- 
Adventist businesses will take part- 
According to Herod, even more 
local businesses will take part this 
year, "^e have people like Chat- onboard, and we 

have a contact with tiie Williams _ 

Co., which publishes Chattanooga fields," Walters said. "By attendiu 
Magazine." Herod said. the meeting, they have a betltr 

Verlyne Starr, office manager for understanding of how to preset 
the school of business and manage- themselves." 
ment, said that her school saw two 

of its graduating seniors obtain jobs ^ "/vfee( the Firms" Web sitebjli' 

right after graduation as a result of Sf-fjool of Visual Art and Design in; 
be available Sept. 14. 

these majors they can contact i. 
Even an undeclared major may g( 
information by coming and ne: 

Lezlee Walters, internship cooi 
dinator for the school of computing, I 
said that several computing major- 1 
received summer internship> [ 
through the event Don Gladder, I 
senior computer science majcr [ 
interned witii McKee CorporatioD 
over the summer and "really lik« | 
it." Also, three students: ; 
puter systems administi"ation majinl 
Edilson Garcia, junior computer so I 
ence major Will Cordis, and Guiller \ 
mo Arevalo. who is pursuing a 
ter's in software engineering, al | 
interned at Florida Hospital. 

"I think they all learned a I;' I 
about what it was like to be in theirl 

contacts made at Meet the Firms. 

More speech classes offered 

More students are taking the 
Introduction to Public Speaking 
class this semester as a result of 
changes made by the School of 
Journalism and Communication, 
including increasing the class sizes 
from 20 students to 24. 

"TTiat's as far as the faculty mem- 
bers who teach it felt they could go 
in order to still get in enough 
speeches to make it a credible pub- 
lic speaking program." said Volker 
Helming, dean of the school of jour- 
nalism and communication. 

Lorraine Ball, who served as an 
adjunct professor last year in the 
school of journalism and communi- 
cation, is now teaching half time. 

"Half time means teaching three 
classes without any other responsi- 
bilities such as committee member- 
ships or other assignments." said 
John Keyes. professor in the school 
of journalism and communication 

Henning said ttiat SouUiern will 
only hire fuU and half time profe* 
sors when there is a projected long- 
er™ need. Otherwise, adjunct 
teachers are used. 

TOs semester 13 speech cUsses 

are being offered— all of which are 
full. One section was added at 2 p.m. 
on registration day Denise Childs. 
assistant professor in the school of 
journalism and communication, and 
Keyes are both teaching an extra 

"Overloadmg teachers like we 
have is a short-term solution. A 
long-term solution is to hire addi- 
tional faculty," Henning said. 

According to Henning, speech is 
a necessary class since the credit- 

ing counsel requires students i' 
have a basic oral competencj, t 
well as competency in math ""I 
English. , 

"We're very cognoscente oll»| 
need to provide speech for w| 
whole campus" Henning said- 

Henmng said that tiiefaculll 
been willing to take the e'^^'J^I 
"Childs volunteered to teach ^| 
extra speech section and it giv« 
a very heavy load this seraeslff; 
she just feels really comraittM 

SnjTovi' BiMj, 

Should stutjents be required to take Intro to Public 
Speaking as a general education requirement? 

^^40% J 

H Yes (54.3 percent) 
I 1 No (40 percent) 

Thursday, September 13, 2001 

The Southern Accent 

Movie Gallery "robbed" by manager 

East Ridge woman arrested for video store theft 

Bond remembered by others 


An East Ridge woman has been 
arrested for an attempted theft at 
the Movie Gallery on Apison Pike in 

Balisha Patterson. 30, a manager 
at Movie Gallery, called CoUegedale 
Police around 8:15 am on 
September 1 and said that she had 
been robbed at gunpoint, Detective 
Jeff Young said. 

"We were suspicious from earlv 
on," Young said. "We don't have a 
lot of armed robberies in town and 
we speculated if a person did wish 
to rob the Movie Gallery, or any 
other business, it would be logical 
to do it when there would be more 
money, not early in the morning 
Some things didn't make a lot of 

During questioning, Patterson 
admitted to staging the robbery m 
order to steal the money for herself. 
Young said. 

"She lied," Young said. "There 
was no robbery, no gun, no intrud- 
er She told me where the money 
was, and I went there and got it." 

Young would not release 
Patterson's phone number and it 
was unable to be located in the 

A Hamilton County sherifrs 
deputy killed in the line of duty SepL 
6 would have ^ven his own life for 
the man who killed him, said those 
who knew Donald Bond. 

One day after the biggest funeral ^,„ , 
in Chattanooga history, those who ?7^" ^^ ^°^ ^^j opportunity, he 

Nafie said. His personal : 

were founded in "what could he do 

for others." 

Bond was excited when he was 
promoted to patrol, Nafie said. 

"Even though he performed a 
great service as a dispatcher, he 
really wanted to patrol," Nafie said. 


Movie Gallery, located on Api; 
the site of a robbery by a stori 

phone book. 

Patterson, who posted bond at 
the CoUegedale Police Department, 
faces charges of filing a false report 
and attempted theft of funds 
between $1,000 and $10,000. Both 

Nick Vence 
I CoUegedale, was 
on September 1. 

Patterson is scheduled to appear 
in CoUegedale City Court on 
September 19. 

Vandalism occurs in Fleming Plaza 

Staff Reporter 



Five vehicles were damaged early last Wednesday 
when a vandal struck in the Fleming Plaza parking lot 
The vehicles, ovraed by Southern's Motor Pool were 
parked along University Drive for purchase. 

According to Campus Safety, the vandalism occured 
between midnight and 2 a.m. on Wednesday 
September 5. 

Eddie Avant, director of Campus Safety, was unable 
to comment on any suspect information. However 
Avant told the Accent that the investigation is ongomg 

All five vehicles had their tires slashed, and the wm 
dows to one vehicle were completely broken. Avant 
estimated the damage to be between $2,500 and $3,000. 

The Motor Pool typically repairs vehicles and pre- j.. 

> had its windo 

shed I 

addition to the tires being slashed. 

them for sale before parking them in the lot of 
'Fleming Plaza, parallel with University Drive. 

Campus Safety is working in conjunction with the to meet with CoUegedale Police on Tuesday to discuss 
CoUegedale Police Department. Avant was scheduled the investigation further 

him remembered Donald 
Bond's selflessness and generosity. 
Crmg Joel, Chattanooga Police pub- 
Uc information officer, worked with 
Bond since 1992. And 
from 1999 until Bond's 
death Thursday, they 
worked at different 
sides of the same dis- 
trict on East Br^erd 

"He died because 
he observed some- 
thing that other offi- '^^ 
cers may have missed," 
Joel said. "He was . 
focused and passionate person 
about everything he did. I had just 
recently sent a commendation to the 
sheriff for his thoroughness in his 
arrests and case preparations. 
That's something I'd never done for 
any other officer." 

Bond was a 1984 graduate of 
CoUegedale Academy, and he 
attended Southern Adventist 
University, In 1982, Matt Nafie. 
CoUegedale Academy's guidance 
counselor, supervised Bond's custo- 
dial work at Talge Hall. 

"Everything he did was service." 

"Don gave everything a human 
has to give. If you value Don's life, 
renew your commitment to your 
career, to justice, to all that is good 

Marlon Duane Kiser, 31, is being 
held in connection to Bond's death 
and is set to go before Chattanooga 
Criminal Sessions Court Judge Ron 
Durby on SepL 14 for a bond hear- 

"What the man who shot Don 
didn't know is that Don probably 
would have given his Ufe to protect 
hun." Wright said. "Another Man 
died for us, we who had no appreci- 
ation. And because of Him, victory 
is assured." 

) do what he really 

took a pay c 

Although Bond was the quiet 
type, he also enjoyed joking around. 
Nafie would often ask 
him his name. 

"Bond. Don 

Bond," the deputy 
would answer. 

Bond would laugh 

after his James Bond 

imitation because he 

realized he was noth- 

aid it all. '"S '"l^e the movie 

screen character, said 

Verle Thompson, principal of 

CoUegedale Academy 

Thankful for his Christian educa- 
tion, Bond regularly donated money 
to the worthy student fund at 
CoUegedale Academy. 

"His mother told me that he was 
given a worthy student scholarship 
from CA." Thompson said. "It 
meant a lot because he wouldn't 
have been able to go to Southern 
without it." 

"He wanted to see to it that oth- 
ers could get a Christian education 
like he did. He felt that was a real 

Bombing from p. i 

According to Fox News Channel, 
"the attack was an act of war." 
Television commentators said that 
the death toll will be very high; some 
estimate that more than 10,000 per- 
ished in the attack. 

"It's shocking this is happening," 
said Sandra Rodriguez, sophomore 
chemisfry major. "It makes you real- 
ize the end is really near." 

Students paused across campus 
at 3 p.m. to pray for those suffering 
from the attack. University 
President Gordon Bietz led a service 
"of worship, reflection and prayer" 
Tuesday evening at the CoUegedale 
Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

Local residents answer: Wiiat was your reaction to tine terrorist attacl<s in New Yorl< City? 

seems to be the 
same people that 
attack us every time. 
To use our own 
planes is really sad. 
Bush is going to 
reacL...strong. This 
oould lead to anoth- 
er worid war." 

"It scared 
made me think 
about raising kids in 
a world like this. The 
Palestinians that are 
happy about it-that 
makes me mad. Ifs 

"How could the 
United States let 
something Uke this 
happen without 
knowing about it? 
Everybody on that 
plane was clueless. 
Everyone that went 
to worit this morn- 
ing was dueless." 

"I think people 
flipped out Only one 
person showed up at 
my business today." 

CNN. Something of 
this magnitude will 
certainly affect our 

*The people should 
be punished. There's 
nothing I can do, but 
they definitely should 
be punished." 

"I would like to 
throw hot grease on 
the people who did 

"UnbeUet I had fear 
that my father {who 
works near the 
Worid Trade Center) 


Miss Campbell found 
out later in the day 
that her father is u^. 

The Southern Accent 

Thursday, September {j^ 


Perseverance: Benge and his truck 

The red 1979 Ford Ranger pick- 
up truck bounces again, 
boomeranging my pen in the direc- 
tion of Bob Benge. an associate pro- 
fessor of physical education at 
Southern Adventist University in 
CoDegedale, Tenn. Benge loves his ^^^ 
truck, despite the jagged and bro- 
ken paneling, the rhythmic rattling 
sound and the dirly layer of interior. 

"People know me by my truck," 
Benge said. This truck is my sig- 

I look over at Benge. His light 
brown hair is bordered with gray 
and slightly curly in the back, and 
his salt-and-pepper moustache fails 
to hide a smile. 

"The first thing a physical educa- 
tion major needs is an old pickup 
truck," Benge joked. 

A rusty truck with a white tail- 
gate and a hole instead of a radio 
begins to describe Benge's 
demeanor. His comfortable attire - 
a blue polo shirt, navy sweat shorts 
and running shoes - reveal more 
about the intramural director at 

Benge has taught physical edu- 
cation and been the intramural 
director since he came to Southern 
in the fall of 1998. His big accom- 
plishment is that he just obtained 
his doctoral degree from Ihe 
University of New Mejdco. Benge 
researched curriculum and instruc- 
tion in human performance and 
development for his doctorate. 

"Finishing the dissertation is the 
weight of the world off my shoul- 
ders." Benge said. 

Currently in his fourtJi year at 
Soiiihi-iri, Benge leaches lifeguard- 
iiiii. w:iin safety instruction and 
utTuiiiiiii;^. He also coordinates the 
inli euuura! program, which includes 
such rfsponsibilities as drafting 
teams, scheduling games and offi- 
cials, maintaining Uie playing areas 
and updating tlie intramural Web 

Games normally last past 9 p.m. 

Benge said he enjoys officiating, 
and he recalled his most memo- 
rable experience as an official. 

"It was in a girls' floor hockey 
game two years ago," Benge said. 

Apparently, one player became things than I have 
upset during the game about 
Benge's officiating and she confin- 
rant before confronting 

il Olson 
nge loves to officiate 
t Southern. 

Benge. "She finally asked, 'Next 
game, can we bring our own refer- 
ee?'" Benge said with a laugh. 

Benge enrolled at then-Southern 
College in 1973 and graduated with 
a degree in physical education in 

But Benge left Southern with 
more than a degree. Benge worked 
as a lifeguard at the swimming pool, 
and Debbie Hofhiann. one of the 
pool's patrons, caught Benge's 
attention. Debbie was from Florida 
and she visited the pool often, espe- 
cially on Friday afternoons when a 
group of students gathered to play 
water polo. 

Benge had worked with 
Debbie's roommate at Camp 
Kulaqua tlie previous 

doctorate, he said he would like to 
continue his research by studying 
the behavioral differences between 
the novice and expert teachers. 

Any shortcomings? 

"I tend to get involved in more 
for," Benge 
rextend myself and have 
a hard time saying "no'." 

Phil Carver, dean of the school 
of physical education, said he appre- 
ciates Benge's dedication, especial- 
ly Benge's contribution In manag- 
ing the pool. 

"Benge handles a major respon- 
sibility by maintaining and taking 
care of the pool," Carver said. 
"Benge is also well-prepared and he 
really cares for his students." 

Benge's wife, Debbie, agrees. 
"He is always giving 150 percent to 
education, and he strives for excel- 
lence in everything he does," 
Debbie said. "And he won't quit 
until it's that way." 

As for not quitting, his truck 
might not run well, but it is a main- 

"God has sat in the back end of 
my truck," Benge said. "It would be 

hard to get rid of this truck," 

Dear Sliolty. search they may feel alienated and 

/ am finding that spiritually, dur- alone. This can be frightening and I 

itig the tost two semesters, instead of is important to share your feeling 

being stronger in my love for Christ. I with trusted, non-judgmen^ 

am drifting fiirther away from Him. friends, family and pastors. You wilj 

even though 1 am at Southern and quickly learn that you are not alone- 

surrounded by Christians. Sometimes many have gone down tiiis road 

I wonder if I am just a terrible person before and have returned stronger 

and am destined to go to hell. I don't and more committed than ever 

know what to do. I Itave encountered before. I know that Christ will never 

many cpntradictions in my Christian leave you. You need to get into His 

walk and have many questions to word and develop or rekindle your 

which I have no answers as of yet. / ' 
am just worried that I may not get 
back to where I need to be before 
Christ comes. 

Dear Searching, 

love relationship with Him. Develop 
a personal devotional time when 
you can be alone with Him - a rela- 
tionship needs time to grow. Find a 
Christian mentor on campus thai 
can help nurtiire and guide you. 
You could join a Bible study group 

T.J. Bach says that "for spiritual for additional support I hope your I 

growth, it is not so much a question 
of where I am, but rather what I am 
and where I am." Many children 
take their parent's religion and may 
never truly have a close walk with 
Jesus. As they mature, they may 
start to question their beliefs and 
practices, searching for their own 
Christian identities. During this 

journey will conclude satisfactorily 
I want to meet you in heaven. 

I will be praying for you. 


If you have a question and would I 
like to ask Sholly for some advice, \ 
you can e-mail 
Scarlett® souther n,edu. 

Coolest fads from the 1920s 

Flapper dresses and flagpole sitting — a few of the zany fads 

beans ai 

tion major, who actively participates 
in intramural sports. "Without 
Benge, we wouldn't have such a 
strong intramural program," 
Benge usually 

Southern at 7:45 a.m. after dropping ^^"^'^ *" Alabama, tlien Virginia, to 
his sons off at school. He runs sbc ^'^'^^P' teachmg positions. Benge 

How about flagpole sitting and 
the Charleston dance? Sound a lit- 
Ue crazy? It only gets better. You 
won't believe the fads that were con- 
sidered "cool" in die 1920s, Almost 
anything went! 

The people of the 1920s didn't 
have anything holding them back 
ft-om ti-ying new and crazy things, 
he became better acquainted with Tlie workweek had just been cut 
Debbie, a recently converted from 60 to 48 hours. Wages were 
Seventh-day Adventist. rising along with time for leisure. 

"Our first date was to vespers on Also, a credit system had just been 
Friday night and then we went to a 
movie Saturday night," Benge said. 
"It was Uie tiling to do back in those 
days," he added, blaming Uie reces- 
sion of tlie 1970s for his lack of orig- 

Benge married Debbie in 
August of 1977. 

After graduation, the 

This 1 

s part one of an 

8-part 1 


of different fads that| 


come and gone 


the decades. 

Next week: the 1930s 

miles along University Drive every 
morning, and, after his run, swims 
one-fourth of a mile. 

After a shower and breakfast - if 
he remembers to bring food - 
Benge works in his office, updating 
tiie inti^mural Web site with scores 
, and statistics from the previous 
evening. He teaches lifeguarding 
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the after- 
I. he picks up his youngest 


of the 1920s 

returned to school and graduated 

from Old Dominion University in 

1986 with a master's degree in 

health education. 

Tlieir first son. Bo. was born in 

1986: Kyle, their second son. was 

born tiiree years later. Between tiie 

births, the family moved to 

Collegedale, Tenn. 

Debbie, who had obtained a 

-- ,......™.^....„... "If ster;s degree in early childhood __ _. ...^^„ 

Kyle, from school. At the time when ^J^'^abon, said she felt strongly caused Ufe to be a little topsy-turvy 
most professors are preparing for ^o°"' staying at home with her chil- and fads of this era reflected this 
supper, Benge is driving back to "" " * 

Southern to prepare for an evening 
of officiating intramural sports. 

inti-oduced. People could now buy 
anything they wanted and pay for it 
All of tiiese new chang. 


Pilots soon became hailed as royal- 
ty for their death-defying air tricks. 

Ever heard of Harry Houdinl? 
He made quite an impression in the 
1920s. His daredevil feats attracted 
quite a followfing, and soon people 
everywhere were copying his acts. 
Replicating endurance feats of 
"heroes" was not uncommon. 
Marathon dance contests, bunion 
derbies and flagpole sitting werp 
some of the more popular activitii. ^ 
among fans. 

The "coolest" thing since slic ed 
bread was Uie Charleston, llu 
Charleston was Uie most provoia 
tive dance of Uie time. Ifsacompli 
cated dance and therefore hard to 
describe, but Uie dancers are best 
compared to disturbed chickens 
The goal was to contort the body m 
the most unnatiaral and uncomfort- 
able positions possible. Positions 
such as pigeon-toed, stooped, 
knock-kneed and arm shaking were 
all desirable moves. Tlie 

Charleston was considered to be so 
scandalous Uiat it was soon banned 
from college campuses across Uie 
nation. All Uie dancers were really 
aimmg for was a rebellious kissKiff 
to ballroom and waltz dance styles. 
The people of Uie 1920s had 

America were all called the OrienL I 
The biggest fad coming from Ihr [ 
Orient was a Chinese game called | 
Mahjong. The game became so pop 
ular with Americans that it even out- 
sold the radio in 1923! 

Fashion was soon becoming' 
big deal to the women of Uie day | 

FIngpolc SI 

. scandalous look \' 
"flapper." A flapper w 

;ezed ^m 

Now that Benge has finished his 

also Uie rage among young" j,,! 
Soon the whole look-not iusi| 
dress— was known as die J^aP 
These are just a few of die 
fads that became popular^ 
1920s. Can you imagine won 
,v .laie oi events, j wj-^ "" ^ """' ''^" ^ shapeless, sleeveless dresses. 

Aviation. Sounds safe enough, S .f. ? ^ ^ -^ ^^"*- ping their arms and crossing 'J-j 
doesn'tit? Notforthettirill-seek^r^ ^rld^sref rjfdTo'rrn^'^' legsl^eLmrbedchickeosM^I 
tr^ng to set unbeatable records. l?:^U^:t:''^L'':n^Zt thLght for die day. 

Thursday, September 13, 2001 

The Southern Accent 5 

Health Place at 

Hamilton Place 

Go to the mall for your health! 

While you re at the mall, take a minute to sit 
down and talk with a health professional or 

get a massage at Memorial Hospital's 
Health Place at Hamilton Place. 

A new resource to help keep you healthy, 
Memorial's Health Place is committed to your 
total health needs, offering free blood pressure 
checks, fun ways to stay in shape like line 

ng and low-impact aerobics, free seminars, 
healthy cooking dps and massage therapy. 

If you have health quesdons, the friendly staff at the Health Place 
help you find answers — on the Internet or in printed materials. 

The Health Place is also the new home 

of Memorial's Gold Circle, 

a program for those 50 and better that 

offers health seminars, trips, discounts 

at over 100 area businesses, and other 


Monday- Friday: 7:30a.m. to 9p.m. 
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m. 


Call for information about any 
Health Place programs - 893-9765 

Memorial Hospital 

The Southern Accent 

Thursday, Septemb er ixm^ 



Meet Debbie Battin 

Debbie Battin 

I'm glad you are reading this. It 
tells me that you are interested in 
what's happening on the Religion 

College is a great time to get 
serious about who we are spiritual- 
ly, especially here at Southern. I 
believe that getting to know God is 
the lop priority in life. If we can 
make our reason for living to get lo 
know God and to love and care 
about other people then Jesus com- 
ing will be really soon. 

I'm from a small town in 
Kentucky. I like to spend time 
camping, hiking, and jeeping. I also 
enjoy water sports, tennis, softbali, 
and volleyball. I like to listen to 
Shawn Groves. Andrew Peterson, 
Point of Grace, and Avalon. 

I'm a public relations major with 
a minor in religion. I've had some 
experience working with newspa- 
per editing, and olher types of writ- 

Writing is something 1 like, and 
would like to continue doing as a 
part of my future career. I've writ- 
ten for Imight Magazine, the 
AdvnUisI Review, newspapers in dif- 

"Inpop" by 

Tree63 combines rock and pop styles 

South African trio raises excitement a level with praise to our Father 

Matt Tolbert 


Debbie Battin enjoys hiking, 
camping and jeeping. 

ferent states, Columns, the colle- 
giate Sabbath School lesson quar- 
terly and other Adventist publica- 

Being the religion editor is excit- 
ing because I get to try to snag your 
attention in creative and relevant 
ways. I hope you will enjoy reading 
this page, and that the news, mis- 
sion reports, and information will 
benefit and interest you. God bless. 

'TreeGB" is a young Irio from 
Suuth Africa vrith a unique blend of 
KiL'k and pop styles and a focus on 
worship. With the lead vocalist, 
John Ellis, spouting off energetic 
praises with his "sting-ess" sound- 
ing voice and the U2-ish guitar style, 
their first album. "Inpop," has a pas- 
sionate undertone that really cre- 
ates a mood of praise and worship. 
Their first single. "Treasure," is 
very reminiscent of early U2 with a 
driving beat that takes your excite- 
ment to new levels. Spiritually, it is 
based on the Scripture that relates 
Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount" 
where He tells people not to store 
up treasure on earth, but in Heaven 

(Matthew 6:19-20). And the chorus 

thrills you with the proclamation 
"My heart is where my treasure lies 

/ My great reward is in your eyes " 

What really impressed me v. 
the way they took their pretty p 
melodies and created an artistic 
base from which to grow. It's not 
often that a pop band comes up \vith 
this kind of creativity. This kind of 
musical daring combined with bla- 
tant and powerful praise truly char- 
acterizes this band music and min- 
istry. "Tree63" is beautifully focused 
on an artistic expression of praise 
that I highly recommend. Find it 
and get it. 

. Tree63 is currently touring widi 
Rebecca St. James and Rachel 
Lampa. Tree63 will visit l^oxville, 
Tenn. on November 1 
Knoxville Christian Center. 

Reach out to the community 

Church Schedule 

Andrea Kuntaraf 

(.iiri.iMr;n-|ioi(tlothe-„ „... 

ly this Sabbatli, September 15, If 
you would like lo serve, meet in 
front of Wright Hall al 2:30 p,m. The 
following groups are available: 

like kids? Join us for a great 
time at the Chambliss Home is a 
program where students regularly 
visit a children's shelter. It's a place 
where lots of kids want lo be placed 
in foster care. We usually play 
games and talk lo the children. 

Nursing Home Visitation is a 
ministry Ihal goes to visit nursing 
homes on Sabbath afternoons. We 
spread a little bit of "sunshine" 
throutih llieir music and visiting. 

There is no limit lo what the 
Chattanooga Street Ministry 
involves. We meet people where 
Christ met them. ..on the streets. 
Tlie group actively talks lo people 
on the streets and visits needy fami- 
lies and passes out Steps to Christ 
from door to door. 

Shut-In Ministry: We 

For September 15, 2001 


I Ihe 

. You I 

t thi- 

opportunity to touch people's live, 
by talking to them oneK)n-onc anil 
praying with them. 

At FLAG Camp (Fun LearninK 
About God), we go lo an underpriv 
ilcged area in Chattanooga to sioR 
exciting songs, make creative crafts 
and tell powerful stories to children 
at a day camp. 

The Third 
McDonald Road 
Standifer Gap 

9:00, 11:30 

9:00, 11:,30 
8:55, 11:25 
9:00, 11:30 

CoIle)<edale Community 1 1 :30 
Village Chapel ii:00 

Ed Wright 
Ron Cloiizet 
Kent Crutcher 
Mike PetengiU 
Al Long 

Jim McCurdy (firet service) 
David Hakes taecond service) 

"Rediscovering t hu 
•TTie Love of (Jod" 
"Kudzu Christians" 
, unlinown 

Michelle Younkin 



Jennifer Dietrich 
Religious Studies 

The reinforcement To always do what 

of the idea to live honors God and not 

above the crowd, what is convenient 

What is popular usu- for us." 
't right" 

"It doesn t matter to 
God where you ve 
messed up m your 
past He s more con 
cerned that you re 
on His side." 

Kevui Chnstman 
Associate Senior 

"The emphasis on 
daily Bible shidy and 

The visual picture 
Uiat there is no 
mountain of sm too 
big to be thrown mto 
the depths of the 

The main focus of 
bvuig the Christian 
life IS doing our best 
to follow Jesus 

Thursday, September 13, 2001 

The Southern Accent 7 


"Boy Meets Girl" discusses dating 

Slightly iess straightforward . . . 
the message, "Find a date." For any 
ol you who are feeling this pres- 
sure, I \vou\d recommend Boy Meets 
Girl. This sequel to / Kissed Dating 
Cniidbye talks about the do's rather 
tiuin (he don'ts of romantic relation- 

riie author, Joshua Harris' 
sli.iri.-s how dating and courting 
r'-laticmships should have purpose. 

Hf shows that the purpose in 
dniing should be to honor God and 
tlif other person. 

He talks about the importance of 
leiiing romance unfold in God's 
tinu-. He shows how the journey of 
a [''lationship is just as important as 
tilt- nnd results of iL 

H;irris also declares some bold 
iiiissages for today's Christians. He 
advocates dating or courting as a 

way of exploring the possibility of 
marnage as opposed to just seeing 
where the relationship goes. He 
points out that a relationship with- 
out goals can be dangerous and 
heart-breaking in the end. He also 
encourages us to step outside of our 
sometimes shallow expectations 
when looking for a mate. 

The real-life stories in this book 
offer amazing examples of how God 
has worked to bring people togeth- 

er despite the obstacles. Harris tells 
his own story of how he met and 
courted his wife. A warning to the 
ladies- don't overanalyze these sto- 
nes what works for one couple may 
not work for another couple. A 
warning to the gentlemen: it may be 
tempting to skim over some of 
these stories, but there are lessons 
you can learn too. TTiere are many 
pnnciples Harris reminds us of that 
we can carry over into our relation- 
ships as well. 

If you have never been in a 
romantic relationship, this book will 
help you put things into perspective 
and remember that God will guide 
your life journey if you let Him. 
That's a good thing to remember 
with all this pressure to date. For a 
Southern student. Boy Meets Girl is 
definitely worth reading. 

"Boy Meets Giri" 
By Joshua Harris 
Multnomah Publishers 

220 pages 

Adventists react to attack 

Movie directed by an Adventist who uses film for good 


i Pray for Affected 

'ANN) Employees at the 
Srvrrith-day Adventist woHd head- 
quarters gathered this morning to 
pray for those impacted by the 
series of terrorist attacks that hit 
the United States eastern seaboard 
onSepL 11. 

"We have been brutally remind- 
ed uf how fragile our lives are, and 
how fragile the structures that sur- 
round us are," said Pastor Jan 
Paulsei], president of the world 
church. "At this point, with so many 
questions unanswered, we can only 
ask for the prayers of every believer 
around the world, prayers for those 
who are suffering, for those who 
have lost loved ones, and for those 
involved in the rescue efforts." 

-We need our Lord. We desper- 
ately need for our Lord to rehu-n," 
Paulsen said. "He is the only secure 
future we have." 

Ted N.C. Wilson, a vice presi- 
dent of the worid church, reminded 
employees that. The Lord is our 
safet>' and our salvation." WUson 
called for a sense of calmness, say- 
ing. "We must pull together under 
the power of the Holy Spirit" 

Employees at the Adventist 
Church world headquarters have 
been offered the opporhinity to 
leave work to be witii femily Those 
remaining have been offered pas- 
toral support in centers throughout 
™e building, and have been encour- 
aged to gather in departmental 
groups to pray 

"Please pray for leaders around 
fte worid who are making deci- 
!|<>ns. even as we speak." said 
*^sen. They need God's guid- 

ance in making the right decisions," 
Acknowledging that the work of 
the church may, in ways yet 
unknown, be impacted by the 
events of the day, leaders at the 
church headquarters have said that 
decisions will be made on an hour- 
by-hour, day-to-day basis, vrith "our 
trust placed firmly in the Lord." 

Leaders have been quick to 
assure church employees and 
church members around the world, 
however, that the Adventist Church 
world headquarters has not been 
affected. The headquarters is locat- 
ed in Silver Spring, Maryland, 15 
miles from downtown Washington, 
D.C., site of one of the terrorist 

Young Adventist Makes Movie 

(Washington Post) Seventh-day 
Adventist, Mark Brown, from 
Takoma Park, Maryland, talks 
about his new film. Two Can Play 
that Game," about a woman's plan 
to keep her boyfriend in line. 

Brovra went to private Takoma 
Academy "I had to make a choice 
between playing tennis with my 
white friends and playing street ball 
with my friends in the "hood. It 
makes you feel comfortable in both 
worlds. It's a dynamic I brought to 
the film." 

Brown said he chose Howard 
University because he wanted to go 
to a black school and "I was some- 
what entranced by the seven-to-one 

ratio of women to men there It 

didn't work that bad at ail actually" 

He started out with a pre-med 

major, intending to become a physi- 

cian, but he left for Hollywood hop- 
ing to become an actor - when he 
had only a semester left. Tlie career 
choice "raised a few eyebrows" 
among his family and friends, since 
Brown is a practicing Seventh-day 
Adventist and was never allowed to 
watch films growing up. 

"Some people may view this as a 
rebellion," he said, but "I just don't 
think that that tenet is applicable. 
It's the content of what you watch 
and what you see rather than the 
institution itself." Brown added: "In 
this movie there is absolutely no 
nudity, there is no cursing, and all 
the messages are positive. I just 
don't believe in gratuitous violence 
and gratuitous anything." 

He added: There are so many 
Seventh-day Adventists in Uiis area. 
They'll be so shocked to learn that a 
Seventh-day Adventist guy is direct- 
ing a movie." 

Editor's note: Southern now 
offers a degree in Cinematography 
Tfie School of Visual Arts and Design 
will be producing a movie. TJie film 
will be the true story of Gen. John 
Geary who was on the Union side 
here at the Seige of Chattanooga. His 
son Eddy was killed at the battle of 
Wahatchie during which Geary was 
in command. The film opens with 
that battle and it deals with the 
fatiiefs loss of faith and his struggle 
to deal with the death of his son. Tftis 
struggle brings him into a confrona- 
tion with his own men and the 

mission update 

Raising eyebrows in Yap 

Battin: What is the most 
unique, sti^ge. or unusual charac- 
teristic you have noticed about tiie 
place, people, and culture where 
you are serving? 

Beardsley: Instead of nodding 
your head to mean "yes," people in 
Yap just raise their eyebrows. It's 
sti-ange at first, because you are 
looking for a head nod and you 
Uiink that tliey are just not answer- 
ing your question. It's not too hard 
to get used to tiiough. 

Battin: What are your sur- 
roundings like? 

Beardsley: I am on a tropical 
island. Everything is very green 
and lush. It is a somewhat primi- 
tive, but there is electiicily. run- 
ning water and many of the mod- 

may face this year? 

Beardsley: Most of the people 
in Yap are CaUiolic. Catiiolics are 
traditionally seen as a hard religion 
for Adventists to reach. 

Battin: What has God shown 
you personally so far? 

Beardsley: Through God's 
power, I have a much greater influ- 
ence on my students than I might 

Barefoot in Pohnpei 

Pohnpei is beautifijl. My apart- 
ment overlooks the mountains. 
Tliere are lots of little geckos and 
lizards in Uie aparhnent. Tliey eat 
bugs, so it's OK. 

1 camp on die islands during the 
weekends. Tlie islands have while 
sandy beaches, crystal clear green 
water and palm trees growing just 
beyond the water's edge. The surf 
is good here too. 

The most unique tiling about 
Pohnpei is going to church. Shoes 
and sandals are not allowed in Uie 
sanctuary Everyone leaves their 
flip-flops at the door and enters 
barefoot. Imagine seeing 80 pairs 
of flip-flops oulside a church! 

My experience in Pohnpei is 
teaching me to be grateful for what 
I am blessed with. I have incredi- 
ble opportunities in die Slates Uiat 
Pohnpei natives will never have. It 

makes me thai much more moti- 
vated to be successful and use the 
opportunities God has given me. 

1 have also learned to look al 
tlie Bible in a different light. In 
teaching Bible classes. I have to 
make the stories more vivid and 
alive so the people will listen and 
remember. I have already seen die 
results of teaching widi energy. 

missionaries returned 

Serving here, not there 

Jyll Taylor, a senior religious 
studies major, served as an assis- 
tant ^rls' dean last year at Mt. 
Pisgah Academy in North 

"I left Southern because I felt 
that the time was right for me to 
go. I have always enjoyed mission 
work and Uiis meant a whole year 
of iL I intended to go over seas, but 
then the former dean from Mount 
Pisgah Academy called and asked 
me to come back and do task force. 
Everything fell into place. 

"Even if you love Southern, like 
I did and still do, it is easy to let 
those things get you down. Every 
day as a student missionary is a 

"I remember something funny 
that kept happening to me. Every 
time I took a student to the doc- 
tor's office, no matter what student 
I had with me, I was asked, 'Are 
you a mother?' 'Well. . . no, but 
thanks for asking. I would have 
been. . . oh. let's see. five when I 
had this child.' Yeah, right." 

Thursday, Septcmbe r 13, 205,1 


Why the Accent writes 
about arrested students 

Thank you to everyone who 
offered feedback on the first issue 
of the Southern Accent. As a team 
with various talents, we are commit- 
ted to making the Accent the very 
best student newspaper. There have 
been some kinks to iron out the first 
couple weeks, but we hope to con- 
sistently offer you strong news 
reporting, excellent photography 
and intriguing content 

As I mentioned in my column 
last week, I intend to use this space 
to comment on issues and explain 
procedures relevant to a newspaper. 

Last week, the Accent ran a 
story about two former students 
that were arrested for theft totaling 
more than $15,000 from Southern 
Adventist University. 

Some students inquired why the 
Accent ran the story at all. 

After talking with the adviser 
and a couple staff reporters, I made 
the decision to run that story. But 
we were determined to contact the 
two students for comment, and we 
also decided to print the story with- 
out pictures of the arrested. 

There are several reasons why 
the Accent prints such stories. 

The Aa::ENT is produced on a 
creditability issue. Students and fac- 

ulty read the Accent because they 
trust most - if not. all - of what is 

If "certain" stories are not 
reported on in the Accent, then 
readers may question whether or 
not they are receiving the complete 
truth from the newspaper. 

Journalism students are taught 
to report the truth. While a touch of 
humility is necessary, taking the ini- 
tiative to "pick and choose" the 
news that is reported based on pref- 
erence would cast much doubt on 
the newspaper's validity. 

By taking the time to research 
and report on a story, the Accent 
sets the record straight Numerous 
rumors surface when vague inci- 
dents occur. To the best of the 
Acl;ent team's ability, we strive to 
report the truth to cure readers of 
their ignorance, 

A fine line needs to be taken in 
such reporting. Frivolous and inac- 
curate reporting and an unhealthy 
desire for "juicy information" dam- 
ages the university and those peo- 
ple involved more than if the story 
had not been printed. 

One of the guidelines of the 
Accent this year is: "Just because 
you have the power does not mean 
you use it" The Accent team 
strives to deal fairiy with issues 
such as arrested students this year. 

Your last words are important 

People become most honest 
when tliey have notliing more to 
lose. Reading the last words of 
some famous people can tell you a 
lot about where their priorities lie. 

"Die? 1 should say not, dear fel- 
low. No Biirrymore would allow 
such a conventional thing to happen 
to him. ~ John Barrymore, actor, d. 
May 29. 1942. 

"I'm about to - or I am going to - 
die: eitlier expression is correct" - 
Dominique Boiilwiirs, French gram- 
marian, d. 1702. 

"Et tu. Brute?" - Gains Julitis 
Caesar. Roman Emperor, d. 44 EC. 

"I'm bored with it all." ~ Wimton 
Churchill, statesman, d. January 24, 

"Why do you weep? Did you 
think 1 was immortal?" - Louis XIV. 
King of France, d. 1715. 

"Lefs cool it brothers . . . " ~ 
Malcolm X. Black leader, d. 1966 
(spoken to his assassitis). 

"Either that wallpaper gO'^s, or I 
do." - Oscar Wilde, writer, d. November 
30, 1900. 

"Monsieur. I beg your pardon." - 
Marie Antoinette. Queen of France, 
d. October 16. 1793 (spoken to the 
executioner after she stepped on his 

"Shoot, coward. You 
going to kill a man." 
Guervara. Argentinian revolution- 
ary, d. 1967 (spoken to his assassin). 

"I did not get my Spaghetti-Os. I 
got spaghetti. I want tiie press to 
know that." - Ttwmas Grasso, mur- 
derer, executed 1995. 

"I do not have to for^ve my ene- 
mies. 1 have had them all shot" •- 
Ramon Narvaez. Spanish politician. 

"All my possessions for a 
moment of time." - Elizabeth I. 
Queen of England, d. 1603. 

"Fatiier, into thy hands I com- 
mend my spirit" (Luke 23:46) - 
Jestis of Nazareth. Savior 

Thumbs up to all the people 
who turned out to support the 
family and friends of Deputy 
Donald Bond. The turnout here at 
Southern for the funeral and tiie 
cooperation of people vrith police 
as they blocked off roads, includ- 
ing 1-75 for several miles, showed 

Thumbs up to the prayer vigil 
around the country and the sup- 
port of other nations. In times of 
pain, we as a nation still turn to 
God. That is hopeful. America 
has rushed to the support of 
other countries in times of tur- 
moil, and it is heartening to see 
that we are being supported in 
return by Israel and Britain. 

Thumbs down on the terror- 
ist attacks on the Worid Trade 
Center in New York City and the 
Pentagon in Washington, D.C. 
How could something of this 
magnitude happen and we not 
have a clue about it? Our prayers 
are with the families that had rel- 
atives in the vicinity and for our € 

While things have g 
ty well the first uvo ^ 
thumbs down to metnbfPl 
the Accent staff who have 
a little slack in submitting i^ 
articles on time. 

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Thursday, September 13, 2001 

The Southern Accent 9 

Hahmony Tillerson 

"Excuse me. Oops. Did my back- 
pack hit you? I just need to get by. 
Thanks." (apologetic smile) 

When I think about what I have 
been doing since school started, it 
seems like most of my time has 
been spent trying to wedge my way 
into some line or anotlier. 

Basically, the past two weeks 
have been one giant fruitcake of 
activity. Lots of unidentifiable 
chunks . . . and no glaze. 

It's just that awkward time of 
adjustment You know, mostly just 

trying to get used to elbowing your 
way to the salad bar or juice case 
And figuring out how to attend con 
vocation every Thurbday without 
being trampled to death 

At times like this when life 
starts to not only engulf me but 
CHEW my limbs off I feel the need 
to remember the fun thmgs in mv 
life. You know, those happy little 
things that have the power to turn a 
bad or stressful day into a good one 
Everyone has them I have a lot 
Like the cow seal covers I have 
in my car. They're a little matted 
and they shed white fuzz all over the 
place, but boy, oh boy, are they fun. 

I got a ticket from Campus 
Safety last week, but so what? They 
only caught me in faculty parking 
one time out of, like. ten. So even 
diough I have to pay them Sl4 with- 
in 10 days I really SAVED money. 

And diere are other fun things. I 
found a bag of chocolate chips in 
the back of the freezer. My laptop 
doesn t have any viruses. I have a 
fuzzy blue cover on my toilet seat 

And even though the lines at the 
Campus Kitchen, KR.'s Place, and 
the cafetena are all unmentionably 
hornd at noon ... at least the SA 
office keeps a mugful of Jelly Belly 
jellybeans for student consumption. 

Oh, and the CoHegedale Credit 
Union has cookies sometimes. 

All of these things make life 
seem easier. And although free jelly- 
beans don't exactly take care of ALL 
the problems of the day . . . 

At least they boost my blood 
sugar so I can sort of get a grip on 
what's happening around me. 

Maybe in a month or so every- 
one v/\l\ start going to Taco Bell for 
lunch, and my backpack and I will 
finally have a fighting chance to 
wedge our way to some chicken 
croquettes or cottage cheese loaf. 

Yum. Loaf. Yes, things are defi- 
nitely looking up. 


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All Things Finsneial, 


10 The Southern Accent 

Thursday, September 13 




Team Reeves wins third in a row Gym-Masters roster announced 

With stellar defense and finesse 
hitting, Team Reeves (3-1) came 
through in the clutch to down Team 
Money (2-2). 8-7. Team Reeves 
planted themselves atop the 
Division I men's softball standings 
with their third straight win. 

With hits being sprayed to all 
parts of the field by both teams, 
defense was a big factor in the out- 
come of the game. Team Money's 
infielders made several errors in 
the late innings that ultimately lost 
them the game. 

In the bottom of the second 
inning, base hits by Cory Reeves 
and Scott Watson set the table for 
Rick Schwarz. With two outs, 
Schwarz ripped a hard line drive to 
center field to score the first run of 
the game. Ryan Irwin followed with 
a single to right field that drove in 
two more runs, putting Team 
Reeves in front, 3-0. 

In the top of the fourth, Team 
Money scored after stringing 
together three base hits to cut the 
deficit to 3-1. Jenlry Tillman was 
credited with the RBI. 

In the bottom half of the fourth 

inning, fielding errors by Ben 
Richardson and Charily Pak 
allowed Team Reeves to score on a 
sacrifice fly hit by Rick Schwarz, 

With the score 4-1, Team Money 
started to put the bat on the ball in 
the fifth inning. With one out, Royce 
Brown hit a bomb over right-fielder 
Ryan Irwin's head. The ball took 
one hop and slammed into the fence 
as Brown reached on a stand-up 
double. Two outs and two batters 
later, with the deficit 4-2, Creighton 
Davis hit what appeared to be a rou- 
tine grounder right at shortstop 
Cory Reeves. At the last second, the 
ball took a terrible hop and flew 
over Reeves left shoulder and into 
the outfield. This scored two more 
runs to tie the game at 4-4. David 
Huber continued the scoring 
onslaught with a line drive down the 
left-field line. Two runs scored but 
Huber was gunned down at third for 
the final out of the inning. 

Finding themselves down &4, 
Team Reeves scored another run in 
the fifth on a double by Ben 
Lundquist that cut the lead to 6-5. 

In the bottom of the sixth. Team 
Reeves tied the game at 6-6 on a sin- 
gle by Rick Schwarz. Tliis was 
Schwarz's third RBI of the game. 

Two batters later. Team Reeves cap- 
italized on another error by CharUy 
Pak to go up 7-6. A grounder by 
Micah Horinouchi scored another 
run putting Team Reeves on top 8^ 
going into the top of the seventh. 

In die seventh, Steven Shadbi 
led off the inning with a double to 
left field for Team Money. Royce 
Brown followed with a line drive 
that scored Shadix cutting the 
deficit to one. With two outs and 
runners on first and second, third 
baseman Matt Higgins made an 
incredible diving stop on a sharp 
ground ball hit by Charily Pak to 
end the game. 

Having complained about errors 
and base running following the first 
game of the season, team captain 
Cory Reeves is pleased with his 
team's progress since then. "Our 
defense is starting to show up and 
hopeftjlly our offense will improve 
as well," Reeves said. 

As for Team Money, catcher 
Jentry Tillman wasn't too 
impressed with Team Reeves. 
"They are overrated," Tillman said. 

Captain Jared Thurmon wasn't 
concerned after the loss. "Come all- 
night softbaU, we will have puUed it 
together," Thurmon said. 

The Gym-Mastere team has been 
chosen. The team was decided Sept. 
6, after two weeks of tryouts. 

Tlie new team is performing dur- 
mg ViewSouthern in three weeks. 
They are also performing at 
Acrofest and a youth rally for the 27 
churches of the Chicago area, as 
well as for academies like Forest 
Lake, Pisgah, Highland, and 
Georgia-Cumberland. The Gym- 
Masters will also continue to per- 
form for several NBA teams like the 
Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks and 
San Antonio Spurs. 

This team is motivated cari 
fiiendly, talented and able to 
high goals,- said Coach Schw^ I 
For those who didn't make the \Z I 
he said, "There were so manyX I 
had great skiUs. Thanks for trvj! I 
out. You have made this year's {2 1 
better by pushing others to a 

"Not only do we have a talented I 
team but we have a lot of tale J 
coachmg the team," said JasoDi 
Shives, men's team captain. "I w^; [ 
to see the school so energized aW | 
gymnastics that it pushes 
to a higher level." 

The 2001-02 Gym-Masters squadi 

Dan's Knuckle Deep Picks 

After week one, I ended up with 
a sparkling 13-2 record. The only 
games I missed were the PanUiers 
waking up from a slumber to sur- 
prise die Vikings, and who would 
have guessed that the Fins would 
run up the score on the Titans? 
Well, Dolphin fans, 1 guess, Week 
two brings the Chargers a chance to 
brag that they have more wins after 
two weeks then tliey had al the end 

Arizona at "Washington 
Cardinals watched the Chargers 
shock the Skins last week. Watch 
for the Cardinals to fly away with a 
tough win. 
Pick: Arizona 

Atlanta at St. Louis 

Vick played some last week; 
watch for him to play more tliis 
week because St. Louis is going to 
ram Chandler into the fake grass. 

Pick: St. Louis 

Buffalo at Miami 

The Fins surprised everyone 
Sunday night against the Titans. 
This will be an easy game for them 
to swim away witli. 

Pick Miami 

Kansas City at Seattle 

Chiefs hung in there with the 
Raiders. Now watch them scalp the 

Pick Kansas City 

Cincinnati at Tennessee 
Did anyone tell the Titans that 
the preseason is over and these 
games count? The Bengals came 
out and beat New England, but the 
Titans are not the Patiiots. 
Pick: Tennessee 

Dallas at Detroit 

The Cowboys held the 
Buccaneers to 10 points, and the 
Lions are not nearly as good as the 
Buccaneers. It's the upset of the 

Pick: Cowboys 

Denver at Indianapolis 

With three running backs, a 

healthy quarterback and a great 

defense, ttie Broncos will gallop 

tiirough town in the game of the 

Pick: Denver 

Green Bay at N.Y. Giants 
The Packers will come into town 
to pass and run and slay the mighty 
Giants. No matter how you say his 
name. Favre will pass the ball all 
day long on this defense. 
Pick; Green Bay 

Jacksonville at Chicago 
It is the second game of a long, 
long season for the Bears. 
Pick: Jacksonville 

New England at Carolina 
Panthers quarterback Weinke 

will pass the baB up, down, over and 

under the Patriots. 
Pkk Carolina 

N.Y. Jets at Oakland 

The Raiders won't let the Jets 
taxi into the end zone. Watch for 
Chad Pennington to come into the 
game for the Jets. 

Pick: Oakland 

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay 
The Eagles will soar through 
this game. The Eagles will be able 
to route the Buccaneers, who only 
scored 10 points against the 
Cowboys last week. 
Pick Philadelphia 

San Francisco at New Orleans 

The Saints wilt go marching on. 

San Francisco beat the Falcons but 

won't be able to handle the Saints. 

Pick: New Orieans 

Cleveland at Pittsburgh 
In the past this has been a great 
rivalry Last week they combined 
for a total of 9 points. This week 
Pittsburgh wins the weakest game 
of the week in their new stadium, 
Heinz Field. 

Pick Pittsburgh 

Minnesota at Baltimore 
Daunte Culpepper will wish he 
could fly away from the vicious 
Raven defense in this Monday 
Night special. 
Pick Baltimore 

Dan Kuntz is a senior biology educa- 
tion major. He can't wait until he can 
eat cereal while watching /botbalt in 
hts Southern Viliage apartment 

Team members 

Adu-Boahene, Isaac 
Barnett, Carrie 
Bischeff, Robbie 
Bland, Danae 
Bissell, Darin 
Bonney. Rebekah 
Couron, Scott 
Brown. Lindsay 
DeGrave. Shaun 
Burks, Kimberly 
Erhard, Neal 
Griffin, Bekki 
Erhard, Nick 
James, Becky 
Garcia. Edilson 
Johnson. Crystal 
Hann, Casey 
Marceau, Caroline 
Jean-Jacques, Reggie 
Marquart, Ellen 
Kozarichuk. David 
Mathis, Nikie 
Lundquist, Benjamin 

Moorhead, Janelle 
McClung, Jesse 
Neacsu, Betty 
Micheff, Jamie 
Owen. Heather 
Randall, Benjamin 
Reading, Brooke 
Reeves. Cory 
Reiner, Heidi 
Reyes, Nataniel 
Rodrigue, Kristy 
Schutt, Josh 
Schwarz, Chantel 
Shearer, Bill 
Sharp, Jillian 
Shives, Jason 
Spiva, Heidi 
Sormin, Tim 
Stevenson. Shelli 
Spicer, Scott 
Winters, Lorelei 
Stiles. Shane 
Sutton, Jamie 
Sweigart, Nathan 
Townsend, Kory 

Vargas, Lee 
Vazquez. Jose 
Wade, Andy 
Wagley, Michael 
Watson, Scott 


Cwodzinski, Russ | 
Frakes, Kindel 
Garot. Chris 
Griffin, Mandi 
Coach Randall 
Coach Schwarz 

Health Nuggets from Student Wellness 

Bethany Martin 

STunEKT Wellness Dwector 

TTie growling sound your stom- 
ach makes is a result of your stom- 
ach or upper intestinal muscles con- 
tracting to move food and digestive 
juices down the digestive tract. It 
happens whether or not food is 

"Ice cream headaches" are 
caused by the roof of your mouth 
rapidly cooling and affecting the 
nerve endings that trigger 
headaches. These are the same 
nerves that trigger toothaches. 
Solution: Eat frozen foods slow- 
ly. or better yet, don't eat the ice 

Watermelon seeds are edible! In 
China, watermelon seeds are often 
roasted, salted and eaten like pop- 
corn. But beware... they're high in 
fat and calories! 

Some artificial colorings are 
actually made from bugs! Rosy-col- 
ored "cochineal extract" and 
carmme- are made from the dried 
shells of female beeUes. Tliey're 
found in beverages such as ruby 

red grapefruit juice, yogurt, f^ 
ice cream, candy, soup and baw'" 
toppings. But don't worry, t '' ' 
considered safe by the Fo 
Drug Administration. 

Those who take vacations'^ 
longer than those who i 
yearly vacation appears to cii^J| 
risk of a deadly heart atlJ' 
more than 33 percent. * 
ready for a break? (TopHeall 

Student Wellness is a ne 
gram that has joined the two 1 
wellness clubs known as 
(Collegiate Adventists for" 
Living) and PAW (?Bra"fl 
Wellness). The purrwse ""J 
sion of these P'OS"^^ ij 
increase shident wellness a" 
vate lifestyle changes to ere; ^ 
anced life: spiritually, soa»^ 
ronmentally, physically, r 
ly, emotionally, vocadi 

Bethany Martin can l""fj\ 
1)2787, or bmartin^^''"^ 

Thursday, September 13, 2001 

The Southern Accent 

US Chatter 

Calendar of Events 


10:30 Convocation, Student Association (lies) 

all day Senate Elections (convocation, lunch, supper and the dorm' 

from 6-10 p.m.) 
2-7 p.m. Make-up yearbook pictures (cafeteria) 


5:00 SM/TF Reentry Retreat Departure (meet at Wright Hall) 

7:50 Sunset 

8:00 Outdoor Vespers, Laramie Barber (Summerour Hall) 


9:00 CoUegedale Church, Ed Wright 

10:15 The Third-Ron Clouzet 

11:30 CoUegedale Church, Ed Wright 

2:30 Minisb-y Outings Depart (Taylor Circle Lawn) 

Flag C^amp, Chattanooga Street Ministry, Chambhss Home, 

Niu-sing Homes, Shut-in Ministry 
7:30 Evensong (Church) 

9:00 Diversions, swinuning, volleyball, basketball, games (lies) 

9:00 Summit Impact (Wright HaU) 

Latin American Month 


Last day for 80 percent tuition refund ($100 fee/total drop) 

11:45 a.m. Tornado Siren Test 

7 p.m. Student Senate Orientation (Student Seminar Room) 

Flagball signups 

Former mobster at convocation today 

Staff fcpoRTb 

Wise Guy. Good Fellow. Mobster. 
Enforcer. Mafiosa. Gangster. 

These are all the names that at one time , . - 

described Tom Papania. From an abused grace of God. He continued his commitment 
New York street punk of 15 years of age until 

11 months. God used the maximum security 
of the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary to mold 
and develop his new Christ-like character 
A year later, Tom was set free by the 

) make Al 



Tom's main goal in life 
Capone look like an amateur, 

Tom worked his way up in organized 
crime to a trusted 
position in the 
New York 

Gambino organi- 
zation crime fami- 
ly- He answered 
directly to the 

now deceased Paul , „ . 

Castellano. Tom wielded fear, terror, and accept Jesus as their Savior 
brutality to control the New York Mob's Tom is looking forward to 

expanding interest Bomb threats to con- power of Jesus Chnst with you, 
tracts on his life couldn't stop the downward convocation today at 10:30 
course crime had put him on. 

On the "road to Damascus" experience, 
Tom surrendered his life to Christ His past 
caught up with him and he was sent to the 
Atlanta Federal Penitentiary to await trail. 
"" of Atlanta's longest, lasting 

Christ and is now an ordained evangelist 
and executive director of God's Sa\nng Grace 
Ministries. Tom now ministers in the pris- 
ons wth the power of the Holy Spirit 

Tom is a well 
known speaker 
and evangelist 
traveling the 
world. God is 
using him in a 
mighty way to 
lead thousands to 

sharing the 

PE. Center. 

TTie trail V 


Campus Ministries has three of Doug 
Baichelor's books on sale in the campus 
ministries otfice. The Richest Caveman 
($5). How to Survive and Thrive in Church 
($5), and To See the King: Seven Steps to 


Please check your Southern e-mail account 
regularly tor announcements and messages. 

BIKE PARKING: Please park bikes at 
the various bike racks on campus and not 
along the balcony railings. 

DIVERSIONS: This Saturday Night, in 
lies P.E. Center, we will offer a variety of 
activities to act as "Diversions" from your 
routine school life. Fee! free to take part in 
any of the following: swimming, volley- 
ball, basketball, table games (Battleship, 
Guestures). Free refreshments will be 
served. It begins at 9 p.m., so bring some 
friends and make some new ones during this 
night of fiin and ( 

CIRCLE K CLUB: Want to join a club 
that really makes a difference in the com- 
munity? Want to use your leadership abili- 
ties? Want to prove that actions do speak 
louder than words? Then Circle K is the 
club for you! There are people all around 
our community that need your help. There 
is lots of outreach planned for this year, 
from baby food drives to nursing home vis- 
its. So come and join Circle K today! For 
more information feel free to call Geo at 
#2428 or Angela at #1636. 

THE THIRD: Those of you that would 
like to gel involved with "The Third," we 
are looking for friendly faces that would be 
interested in being greeters and ushers. If 
this sounds like something that you'd like to 
do please e-mail Pam Dietrich at pdiet- 
rich@southem,edu, or you can call #2814. 
We could use you as much or as little as you 
are interested. 

reminder that there is a secured area to store 
your book bags during convocalion.You 
will be given a number to claim your bag 
when the program concludes. Book bags 
left at the church or at lies PE. Center will 
remain there for you to pick up at your con- 

ING WOMEN'S GIFTS: Mark your cal- 
endar for October 4-7, in Baltimore and 
Washington D.C. This 19th annual confer- 
ence of the Association of Adventist Women 
is featuring dynamic speakers like Cynthia 
Prime and Brenda Bullingy. There will also 
be workshops for reaching the secular mind, 
how to interpret scripture with insight and 
integrity, stages of faith, and more. The 
conference will also feature exciting stuff 
by and for young adults. The conference is 
free for students. For more information, 
contact Penny Wheeler at 301-393-4120 or 
e-mail at 

LOST AND FOUND: All articles found 
on campus should be taken to Lost and 
Found, located in the Campus Safety 
department in the lower level of Lynn Wood 
Hall. Valuables are kept there to be claimed 
by those who have lost them. Articles not 
claimed within one year from the time they 
were turned in will be donated to the 
Samaritan Center. 

SENIOR PORTRAITS: All graduating 
seniors should have received an appoint- 
ment by e-mail. If not, please email jmhard- 

are available of Doug Bachelor's Week of 
Prayer sermons from Frank DiMemmo in 
the McKee Library media center. Call 


ASEANS (Southern's Asian Club): is 
having their welcome back party!! 

When: 5:00 p.m. September 23, 2001 

Where: Student Park 

•All who want to join are welcome!! 
Bring $10 dues! There will be worship, 
games, and FOOD. 

The Campus Chatter now appears weekly in the SOUTHERN ACCENT. 

12 The Southern Accent 

Thursday, September i 

THE Sp^^b^< 


Appeasing the raisin gods The Road to Greater Masculinity 

Mayne offers tips of wisdom about Southern life Humor editor takes an inside look at where the real male bonding takes place 

Here are a few words of wisdom 
for incoming freshmen guys. 

Tip #1: Think you might have 
trouble with the cafe minimum? Get 
a female acquaintance to help you 
out. It's a documented fact that they 
only spend 50 cents a month on 
food. Too proud? Then go to 
Hamilton Place and make about ten 
laps around the food court. Not 
only will you get in some lower 
body exercise, ifs their job to give 
you free food. The Cajun restaurant 
always gives out these delicious lit- 
tle fried chicken thingies. Who says 
there's no such thing as a free 
lunch? PLUS you can save one of 
the toothpicks and leave it in your 
mouth to give you the cool "Mafia" 
look that drives all the chicks wild. 

Tip #2: We know you're anx- 
ious to make friends and so forth, 
I'ut the shower room is neither the 
time nor the place, There's nothing 
more weird than some hairy naked 
guy extending the right hand of fel- 
lowship in the middle of your rins- 
ing and repeating. 

Now if you're a public school 
guy like me, all this community 
showering stuff isn't your cup o* 
lea. It's especially unnerving when 
those private school yuppies keep 
telling you that showering is some 
kind of hippie bonding experience. 
Now I don't know about you, but 
you could get killed for saying stuff 
like that where I'm from. "Hey Joe 
Bob, we're good friends and every- 
IhiiiK. bill 1 really think if we took a 
'^liiiwcr l(^^,'l■lller il'd really be a 
hraiilihil llimiK. Wait a sec.what 
;in* ymi tiuln' with that gun, now 
just hold on u second..." 

You see, bonding to me is drink- 
ing a couple Dog -n- Suds root 
beers and playing some Rook or 

Get used to saying "Just hand me a 
scoop of the gray stuff in the cafe- 
teria line. Don't try to guess what it 

Tip #4: Don't try to erase the 
"1" on the $1.60 mangos. The 
cashier knows, she KNOWS! 

Tip #5: Marc Grundy, director 
of student finance, is the MAN. Go 
see him with your financial prob- 
lems, Remember these two rules. 
Accept only the best. He is the best. 

Rob York 

Humor Eonm 

biside the basement of Talge 
Hall is a magical place where 
Southern's guys come to get 
stronger, release stress, and/or 
watch sports on television. A mde 
variety of guys come to the weight 
room regularly, but ahnost all of 
them have the same traits. 

hi the afternoon, you're likely to 
find the beginner who is strongly 
considering making it a habit, but 
since his bench press is approxi- 
mately equal to the weight of those 
Styrofoam cups we eat fruit out of in 
the cafeteria, he chooses the after- 

ening to erupt, sweat pouring from male to be recognized, he 
each orifice and his face red, at least breasts, 
one guy — sometimes more — imme- 
diately comes to his aid. 



Dennis M lyne \ 

Also: 1 was going to give blood 
last Tuesday, but the little orange 
pamphlet said to eal a good meal 
before donating. I got a bit con- 
fused because 1 didn't know where 
I could find one. (Ouch!) 

Last week I got to eat dinner in 
the cafeteria next to Doug 
Bachelor. He's a heck of a nice guy, 
and he even gave me an oatmeal 
cookie. I think I'm going take it 
back to my old church and sell it 
But first I'm going to break off one 
tenth of it and leave it at the sculp- 
ture to try and appease the raisin 

Dennis Mayne is a sophomore print 
jotmmlism major from Florida. 

Also in the afternoon, youll find 
tht- opposite end of the spectrum: 
thi.- Beast- This is the type of guy 
who would workout at night but 
can't because he has class or is busy 
staying in shape trying to run after 
Eru-ollment Services as they chase a 
prospective student whose parents 
are doctors. If you've ever seen this 
type of guy, he whines to no end if 
his back cannot support weight 
equal to a tractor-trailer. 

At night, there is a more diverse 
lineup of patrons. Some guys come 
fully intending to pump iron until 
their arms fall off. only to become 

distracted by SportsCenter's ^. i, i. , , - « ■ u *i- . i . 
recount of Mark McGwire's latest '^^^^^ ^'^P' ^ fimsh that last 

Assuming that positive reinforce- 
ment is the only thing separating 
the guy from curling the cursed iron 
10 times instead of nine, his com- 
rades gather around him and begin 
shouting, "Come on!" "One more!" 
"You've got this!" and "It's yours, 
baby!" While science has not yet 
proven that positive reinforcement 

injury, or to observe Tiger Woods' 
latest pretentious advertisement 
Some guys are more determined 



Unfortunately for the i 
best way to push one's !^„ 
improve his bench press isl 
until nothing more i 
Unlike the other wt 
room, which one can s 
when he is finished, i 
bench requires getting thee 
fron back to its resting plac 
where a spotter is most ne{ 
spotter stands over his 
yelling positive reinforcement 
the lifter's arms cannot move to 
ture a "No tiianks" to the c 
worker who wants you to 
bean burritos with the r 
ingredient, upon which he \i 

Phrases heard in the v 
room show insecurity (Tra 
benching 270! I'm so weak!") 
ration ("I will get that 20D sh 
the end of the year!"), and de 
encourage others ("Look atp 
you're such a beast!"). Thisisi| 
environment where guys i 
escape, to seek the company afi^ 
minded guys, to help o 
the road to greater 
this bond that is most imf 
even more important than ii 
ing gu-ls. 

OK, maybe they're of 

OK, impressing girls is 
important, but the male bond 
close second. 

OK, fine. 

almost all of them vrill completely 
ignore tiie others in the room until 
one guy comes up to another and 
asks the critical question: "Can you 
give me a spot?" 

The spot is worth mentioning 
because it is here that several inter- 
esting personality traits are 
revealed. It is at this time that com- . 

plete strangers suddenly become ^^r those who "bench" 200, 250, and 
best of friends, and die progress of a ^^^ Pounds. The men's club is 
fellow weight lifter suddenly "."™"cerned about the state of your 
becomes more important tiian your ^'''■P^'^'^- The men's club couldn't 
own. As the guy struggles with the ^^^ '^^ ^ ^^^ *^^ *■"" ^ "^''^ '" 
weight, the veins on his neck threat- ^^^^ minutes flat. In order for a 

rep, every guy wants to leave the 
weight room feeling like he helped 
another guy achieve his current 

The spot" is an essential part of about male bonding. Sorry 
the bench press. The bench press guess 1 blew our cover, 
stands alone for two reasons: (1) the 

bench press is tiie primary thing Rob York, senior communu 
considered when deciding how major, believes there should be- 
"strong" a guy actually is. and (2) a /or successfully pressim the '" 
guy who cannot finish his set on the 
bench is in deep lower intestinal 
refuse. The men's club gives sturts 

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Volume 57, Issue 3 

No joke: No Joker for Saturday night 

Daniel Olson 

Nick Lee, Joker editor, worked 110 hours 

■ek span to finish Southernus pictorial directory. 

The Joker will not be printed in time for 
the Joker release party scheduled for 
Saturday night 

"1 take the blame," said Nick Lee, Joker 
editor. "It was a lot more work than I expect- 

Lee said he missed the due date of Sept. 4 
to have ail artwork to the printer. Lee submit- 
ted the digital files to the printer on Sept. U. 

Lee, who is a junior graphic design major, 
finished the Joker's layout after a tenacious 
effort, putting in more than 110 hours in the 
Joker office tlie week before the Joker went 
to a professional off-campus printer. 

"I regret being a one-man team," Lee said. 
"I didn't ask for help until it was too late." 

Lee received help the final week from his 
younger bVotlier Peter, and Carla Mallernee, 
SA communications director. 

"I am putting physical attention into get- 
ling (he Joker out at the earliest release date 
possible," said Lee, who visited the printer 
Wednesday to help work on the Joker. 

Lee said he would have worked more with 
adviser Clifford Williams on preparing data if 
he had the opportunity to create the Joker 

The Joker will have a different look tliis 
year. The Joker is landscape sized instead of 
vertical. Lee made the switch because it was 
more cost effective and to avoid making the 

See Joker, p. 3 

Sen. Thompson visits Southern Bokich orientates new SA Senate 

Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., spoke to an 
estimated crowd of 1.500 at Southern 
Adventist University on Monday, Sept.l7. 

Thompson's speech was a response to the 

Sept-11, which 

the World 

New York and dam- 
aged part of the 
Pentagon in 

Washington D.C. 

"I know our com- 
munity has been hit 
double whammy," Thompson 
ce to the shooting of Sheriffs 

Deputy Donald Bond, whose funeral took 
place on the Monday preceding the attacks. 

"We've been stunned by an unprecedented 
attack on our own soil," said Thompson, who 
is also chairman of the Senate Committee on 
Governmental Affairs. "It was not on some 
battleship in a far away place." 

Thompson said that America had been 
reminded of the "face of evil" and promised 
tiiat tiie attackers would face "total devasta- 

"It will be a deterrent." he said. "It will 
show that when you carry out acts like that 
you pay the price. We will save lives." 

Thompson stressed tiiat the United States 
does not face a normal enemy. 

SEE Thompson, p. 3 

Student Senate met on Tuesday night to 
orientate its new members on SA Senate pro- 
cedures and to instruct senators on what Uiey 
can accomplish. 

Manny Bokich, SA executive vice, 
expressed confidence in the newly elected 
senators. "I'm happy with Senate this year," 
Bokich said, "I see enormous potential," 

Unlike last year, tiiis year's senators will 
be receiving stipends for tiieir services, 
Bokich said during Uie meeting Uiat tiiey 
would be paid a minimum of $25 per semes- 
ter, and an additional $50 would be awarded 
to individual senators for each bill that tiiey 
write that passes. 

Bokich advised senators that they do not 

have "all the time in the world" to accomplish 
things Uiat constituents are asking of them. 
"Focus on two or three things that you really 
want to accomplish." he said. 

Bokich wants to educate students about 
tile role of SA Senate. 

This year I really hope we can solve the 
problem of people asking, "What does Senate 
do?' and "Who's my senator?'" Bokich said. 

Brandon Nudd, SA president, advised 
those senators representing dorm students to 
follow the resident assistants during night 
check as a way of "getting to know your con- 

Bokich agreed. "I want to create a Senate 
that isn't just reactive, but proactive, meaning 
we make things happen that will benefit the 


colleoedale news 






Campus Chatter 


p. 3 
p. 4 
p. 5 

R 10 
R 11 

Greg Rumsey, profes- 
sor of journalism, is a 
certified pilot. Read 
more about what he 
enjoys doing in his 

Lifestyles, p. 4 

Avalon is coming! Check out a CD n 

their latest release. "Oxygen," plus the 

scoop on when they will visit Chattanooga. 

The Southern Accent 

. 200] 

Students teach lower division classes WSMC-FM modifies 

^ Three teaching assistants alleviate professor s hortage SatUlday prOgrammins 

distincdvely Seventh-day Advemi 
musjc from the Sabbath lineup 

This action was discusse'ri ■ 
1999. and the board felt it iv 
essary to provide more reHe,? 
programming on Sai5| 
However, that decision was n 
applied until the issue resurfaced 
Brooks' proposal last month 

Brooks feels that because t| 

WQMr '' °''"''' ^^ ^'"'^^r 
WSMC IS responsible to lil 
Seventh-day Adventist commimiJ 

For Ellen Marquart. 
isn't just another day of classes. In 
addition to completing her home- 
work, she must also prepare lesson 
plans for her nine hifro to Computer 
Graphics students. 

Marquart is one of three stu- 
dents employed by Southern as a 
teacher's assistant to help accom- 
modate the increasing demand for 
art and design courses. The assis- 
tants were chosen based on their 
experience, proven abilities and 
interest said Wayne Hazen, dean of 
the School of Visual Art and 

Since last fall, the School of 
Visual Art and Design has added 49 
students, bringing the total of 
declared art majors to 188, said Joni 
Zier, director of records and advise- 
According to George Babcock, 
senior vice president of academic 
administration. Southern's visual 
arts program has grown faster than 
the administration's ability to find 
qualified Seventh-day Adventist pro- 

"We have drained the denomina- 
tion dry lof qualified art profes- 
sors]... we're having to train our 
own," Babcock said. 

Hazen sees teacher's assistants 
as mentors to die other students. 
He feels that teacher's assistants 
can identify with the other students 
and be more on their level. 

Botli graduate and undergradu- 
ate teacher's assistants can be 
found in almost all universities 
across the nation, Babcock said. 

Kenny WJIIes, senior graphic design maior, teaches two In 
Computer graphics classes, Stanley Pomianowski, freshman filrr 
production major, gets some hands-on e 

; from Wille 

But while these assistants are often 
used in every field of study, 
Southern is limiting its teacher's 

To spite circulating rumors. 
Hazen insisted "Ifs not true that we 
have students teaching our classes 
writhout someone overseeing 


"We have drained the a professor oversees each class 

J . . J r r taught by the teacher's assistants, 

denomination dry Lot Professors are always nearby and 
Qualified art profeS- ^" fr^Q^^itly stop and visit a class 

„ iw o^v how the teacher's 

SOrSj... and students are progressing, 

'" CrPOree Babcock Hazen added. Babcock said the pro- 

° fessor is the one who outlines the 

syllabus, creates exams, and gives 


assistants to tiie School of Visual 
Art and Design. "Art is geared to a 
specific job." he said, so Southern 
feels Uiat having teacher's assis- 
tants in the School of Visual Art and 
Design is an acceptable practice. 

The Southern Accent 

Tressa Carmichael 

"I do grade projects," said 
Marquart, senior graphic design 
major, "but Randy [Craven, profes- 
sor in the school of visual art and 
designl will review the grades. He's 
got the final word." 

Marquart's teaching experience 
has surprised her. Students are 
much more responsive to her teach- 
ing than she anticipated, and are 
willing to learn even tiiough she 
isn't "official," Marquart said. 

"She definitely knows what she's 
talking about." said Emil Biduic, 
freshman character animation 
major "She can explain [tiie mate- 
rial] very well." 

There is one other instance of a 
teacher's assistant on campus. 
Enno Mueller, junior public rela- 
tions and tiieology major, co-teach- 
es intermediate German classes to 
juniors and seniors who need Uie 
class to graduate. 

Helmut Ott, retired professor of 
the modern languages department, 
was contracted to teach one more 
class of German tiiis year. Ott hired 
Mueller to help him teach, not tiie 
university, Babcock said. "Ifs a 
completely different situation." 

German is Mueller's native 
tongue so he sometimes finds it a 
challenge to make German simple 
and interesting. "Ifs exciting, but at 
Uie same time ifs a lot of work to 
prepare for tiie classes," Mueller 

Ideally, tiiere would be enough 
professors for every sUident, said 
Babcock. but for now hp ^ppc 
teacher's assistants 
measure: something 
[Soutiiernl can do until [it] 
something better." 

WSMCFM 90.5 has recently 
implemented a change in its 
Saturday programming in an effort 
to create a musical mood more 
desirable to the Seventh-day 
^dve^hst community. 

Since the end of August, musical 
pieces aired before and after 
eollegedale Church's worship serv- 
ice have been selected to provide a 
distinctly hghter, more inspirational 

David Brooks, general manager 
dt \VSMC proposed the idea in 
August based on his concern for the 
low number of Seventh-day 
Adventists timing into WSMC. He 
hopes the change will help to 
'. tiie station's direct involve- 
the Seventh-day Adventist 

However, Brooks stiressed that 
although Adventist listeners are a 
concern, the station must also keep 
its other listeners satisfied. "The sta- 
tion is now walking a very fine line. 
We can only go so far before the 
change will start generating com- 
plaints from regular listeners," 
Brooks said. 

This same issue regarding 
Saturday programming was 
addressed in 1980. WSMC respond- 
ed to a large number of complaints 
from its listeners and removed the 

to a certain extent 

He believes that during liJ 
week, WSMC's mainly 
Adventist audience is catered to 
"on Sabbath we want to slay cl 
to the [Seventy-day^ Advential 

Brooks is asking for respons 
to the new Saturday programmir^l 
"Give us a try. listen a few 1 
Then tell us what you think" 

David Brooks can be re; 
through Myrna Ott and the \VSM(| 
office: 238-2905. 

Spanish placement test required! 


This semester is the first time 
students are required to pass a 
placement test before they enter 
intermediate Spanish. 

According to Carlos Parra, chair 
of the modern languages depart- 
ment, die test is needed due to a 
high dropout rate in the previous 
school year. Nearly 65 percent of 
shidents who began intermediate 
Spanish last school year dropped 
the class. 

Students had the opporUinity to 
take tile test during tiie course of 
several days before tiie semester 
began. Some stiidents still need to 
take the test. 

Stiidents take the Computerized 
Adaptive Placement Examination 
(CAPE) in a computer lab in 
Summerour. The test takes 30 min- 
utes, and tiie results are sent ahnost 
immediately to Parra and to the stu- 
denf s e-mail account. 

Parra says tiie exam wiU help 
students know what level of Spanish 
tiiey should be taking, before tiiey 
are a few weeks into tiie semester 
and realize the class is too difficult 
for tiiem. This exam will help stu- 
dents know where tiiey belong" 
Parra said. 

Approximately 25 percent of stii- 
dents who have taken tiie place- 
ment examination have received a 
high enough score to be placed in 
intermediate Spanish. The score of 
each stiidenfs exam determines 
what level of Spanish he or she will 

be placed in. Students do not haftl 
second opportiinity to take theisi 
If they are close enougii to ^ 
required score, tiiey may be alloia 
to try intermediate Spanish. 

cent who passed tiie test. 
man computer science major, B 
had two years of Spanish in j 
school. Belin says tiie test didj 
cover exactiy the same matensij 
he studied in high school, bul »^ 
was still able to figure it out. I 

"I tiiink it's a good thing Wl 
kids know what the class is like, ij 
said. .jm 

This year, the placement t»i 
only being used for intemn 
Spanish. Parra says die deparl 
plans to give an exam for mf"" 
ate French next year, and 
an exam for intermediate 
in tiie future. 

The placement test is plan^ 
every semester. If students J^ 
enter die second semester " 
mediate Spanish and did i 
tiie first semester, diey tn"-' 
tiie exam. 

Parra offers advice I 
who may have trouble ^'"^aM 
on time if tiiey have to go "^F 
tile beginning level of Spai"^ J 

"You need to take care^ 

language requirement as J 

you can. I would recommjj J 

students who know tiieir 

requirement not wait """'"^^.p]! 

ior year," he said. '^'^^"^ „,.^ 
advisors to tell tiieir studen 

tiiey have time to work It , 

Thursday, September 20, 2001 

The Southern Accent 

Southern hits enrollment high Commissioners vote to buy 

Enrollment hits 2,098 students; surpasses 1980 head count videO Cameras for poUcC ^ 

High retention rates and heavy 
recruitment have helped Southern 
achieve a record-high enrollment of 
2.098 students this semester. 

the increased total, though, is an 
increase in full time students (those 
taking 12 - 16 credit hours) . In 1980, 
only 1,696 students were taking a 
full load; this year, that figure is up 
163 students to 1,859. 

Student Poll 

Southern reached its highest enrollment ever this 
year. Should the university have a cap on the num- 
ber of students permitted to attend Southern? 

^M Yes (53 percent) 
JH No (44 percent) 
/T] Not sure (3 percent) 

graphic by Brian WIehn 

"We're very happy that this year 

; have the highest enrollment in 

ir 110-year history," said Rob 

Howell, director of public relations. 

According to the official head 

count released by the records and 

advisement office on Sept. 11, 

Southern surpassed the previous 

record of 2,091, set in 1980, by 

Possibly more important than 

More students with a full load 
means more income for Southern. 
According to Victor Czerkasij, 
director of admissions, additional 
revenue can be used to fund things 
like the College Press or continued 
work on housing projects to accom- 
modate the increased student body. 

Joni Zier, director of records and 
advisement attributes Southern's 

growth, in part, to the indiwdually 
growing schools and departments 
on campus. 

The School of Visual Art and 
Design is taking off." Zier said, 
"[and there has been] extensive 
marketing in the School of 

Zier also stressed the impor- 
tance of the university's recruiting. 

Young people who have interact- 
ed with Southern's recruiters called 
them "accessible and friendly," 
Czerkasij said. "Better than cus- 
tomers, our students are our clients. 
Southern offers them experience 
and wisdom." He feels this positive 
image contributes to the high per- 
centage of enrolled students who 
actually attend Southern. 

"Incoming Southern students 
have some of the highest expecta- 
tions among Seventh-day Adventist 
colleges." Czerkasij reported, sight- 
ing a student satisfaction survey 
taken last spring. In the survey, stu- 
dents indicated that they come to 
Southern for the academic pro- 
grams and the social and spiritual 

"Most students said their expec- 
tations were met at Southern and 
ranked it far ahead of the national 
norms." Czerkasij said. "We're 
determined to keep thriving and 
stay accessible and ftiendly." 

The Collegedale City 

Commission voted unanimously at 
its Monday night meeting to pur- 
chase three video cameras to be 
used in police cars. Two will be pur- 
chased with city fiinds and one will 
be purchased through a $5,000 

"For every DUI we have, they're 
super-valuable." said Bill Rawson. 
director of public safety. They have 
a higher quality tape, better picture, 
better sound and are a little bit 

Only two of the city's police cars 
do not have video cameras. The two 
cameras the city purchases will be 
installed in those cars. The camera 
purchased with the grant money 
will be installed in a new car, which 

the city will buy in two months. 

'TVhatever money we don't 
spend (from the grant), we'll get 
back." Rawson said. 

In other business, the commis- 
sion unanimously approved a bid 
from Highway Inc. to re-pave sever- 
al roads in the city, including Glen 
Downing Road, Heathwood Drive, 
Bowen Trail, Tucker Road and a 
road in the Katy Kim subdivision. 

•^e have a street Cm the Katy 
Kim subdivision) that has a 
drainage problem," said Rodney 
Keaton, public works director. 

Highway Inc. offered the lowest 
bid for the project of $29.00 per lin- 
ear yard of asphalt and $1.42 per 
yard of fabric for a curtain on top of 
the asphalt 

"Roadway is pretty expensive," 
Mayor Tim Johnson said. 

Community church opened Sept. i 

Crowded local Adventist churches force new church group to form 


"We are at war with fanatic," he 
said. There will be no front to this 
war. it will be everywhere." 

The Senator praised the passen- 
gers of United Flight 93 which 
crashed in Pennsylvania when an 
civilian-led uprising caused tlie 
flight to crash before it reached its 
target, which some have speculated 
was in Washington. That heroism, 
Thompson said, might have saved 
his life. 

Thompson said that the coming 
war against terrorism would require 
"stamina" to end the threat of ter- 
rorism. This attack was three years 

in the planning." he said. "Ifs going 
to be with us for a long time." 

'Toung people may ask, "Why is 
this happening to the United 
States?'" Thompson said. He 
responded that the American ideal 
of freedom for all people "goes 
against thousands of years of 
human history." 

"It's because of all these things 
that we are a target," he said. 
"Dictators, tyrants, see these things 
and they say This cannot stand.'" 
"Stand, it will," Tliompson prom- 
Thompson promised that the 
United States would prevail in the 
coming conflict. "With God's bless- 
ing we will remain the beacon." 

Collegedale Community SDA 
Church opened Sept. 1 at the 
Mountain Meadows Church of God 
on Ooltewah Ringgold Rd 

Jerry Arnold former head pas- 
tor at the Village Chapel in 
McDonald Tenn is the pastor of 
the Collegedale Community 
Church Arnold explains that the 
Collegedale / Ooltewah region con 
sists of around 1 1 000 people 5 000 
of them are Advenbsts Most local 
churches in die area are full and 
hold two "Services each Sabbath If 
the church plans; to grow a new 
church IS needed 

The Collegedale Community 
SDA Church has been in the plan- 
ning stages for the past two to three 
years. The conference recognized 
the need and Adventists in the area 
expressed their interest in forming 
a new church. The conference 
made their final decisions to go 
ahead widi the plan in July Three 
hundred and fifty people attended 
the first service, with about 200 the 
next service: most of them from 
area churches. 

Membership is expected to sta- 
bilize as time goes on. For now. 
Arnold thinks many are just curious 
insitorB checking everything out 

This is an evangelistic centered 

Joker I 

Joker more than 250 pages. 

Lee promised a couple more 
wrinkles in the Joker. He has includ- 
ed "every off-campus phone num- 
ber a student would use." Also, 
there is a statistical breakdown of 
majors by gender. 

But when students do get the 
Joker in their hands. Lee feels that 
stiidenLs will be very excited about 
the new pictorial directory 

The Joker is clean, complete 
and in order, and it will be produced 
at a professional printing level." he 

said. "I think the students will like 
the new layout and enjoy the overall 
photography theme." 

There will be a party Saturday 
night. Ben Martin. SA social vice, 
said that the Joker release parly will 
be replaced with an on-campus scav- 
enger hunt. 

"It should be fun," Martin said. 
'There will be food and prizes." 

Martin explained diat students 
will have two hours to collect cer- 
tain items that have a point value. 

The party starts at 9 p.m. at 
Taylor Circle. 

Holly Gn 

The Collegedale Community Church is meeting in the Mounts 
Meadows Church of God, which is located on 3831 Ooltewah 
Ringgold Road. Jerry Arnold Is the head pastor. 

church." Arnold said. "I'm an evan- 
gelist.. .the worship service is cen- 
tered around Biblical teaching." 
This new church is a "center-of-the- 

road" kind of church that "no one's inuac ".,m o.^ ,...^.^o— ... 
offended by, but everyone's blessed ning souls and enjoy a good 
(jy- ship experience are welcome 

About 25 non-Adventists were in attend. Sabbath School begins -• 
attendance; some are Bible^tudy a.m.. church is at 11:30 am. ? 
interests. Newly baptized members van departs from Wnght Hall 
invited many of them. Arnold sees 9:40 a.m. for Uiose who need b-a 
himself as a "shepherd who makes portation. 
sure the sheep are healthy and then 
the sheep can produce [morel 

Members are being taught how 
to study the Bible, witness and pray 
in a discipleship training program. 
Those who are interested 

Read the ACCENT online 

can pick up their copy of the 
Accent at these locations every Thursday: 

Collegedale City Hall Donut Palace 

Papa John s Fantastic Sam s 

Exxon Tennessee National 

Blimpie s Bank 

The Southern Accent 

Thursday, September 



T^ Lifestyles^' 

Ask Sholly 

Rumsey: "School is for life" 

Dear Sholly, 

I'm not American, but this tragedy 
has hit all of us. 1 sit here realizing 
that America is not infallible, and 
that we are all vulnerable wherever 
we live. I don't know how people feel 
this week, but I had this incredible 
urge to cry. sleep or just simply be by 
myself It is scary because we know 
harder times will be coming, and I 
wonder if I will be able to tolerate 
those times? Am I going to be able to 
face torture, death or whatever is 
coming my way? Are there any people 
feeling the same way I do? There has 
been a change in me this week. I 
guess by just writing this letter I feel 

Dear Scared, 

This is indeed a tragedy of major 
proportions. Not only for the United 
States, but for people worldwide. 
You are not alone in feeling the way 
you do. I spent some time crying 
and 1 am not sure if I am finished 
crying, i believe these are signs of 
the soon coming of Christ. But 

more difficult times are ahead. 1 
believe there is a general feeling of 
vulnerability worldwide, especially 
in North America. There is only one 
way I know to give some comfort 
and that is to go to our Creator and 
ask Him to surround us with His 
comforting presence and love. 
Talking to friends about your feel- 
ings can be very therapeutic. You 
may talk to your pastor, join Bible 
study groups, and if your feeling of 
dejection continues, you could visit 
counseling services because they 
are wonderful counselors that can 
help you and everything is confi- 
dential. 1 believe it is going to take 
awhile for us to feel safe. We will 
continue to grieve for those lost in 
this tragedy, I am praying for you 
and for all those who have lost 
someone in this disaster. Do not for- 
get to reach out to others and have 
others reach out to you. 

If you would like some advice, 
you can e-mail Sholly Scarlett at 

The pilot looks down to see 
wheat fields, pasture land and sun 
flower fields bordenng dirt roads 
Just a little ways ahead a small town 
rests in the middle of the fields The 
town is Enterprise, Kansas and the 
pilot is Gregory Rumsey 

Born in Michigan, but raised m 
Wichita, Kansas, Rumsey spent his 
grade school years at Wichita 
Junior Academy before moving on 
to Enterprise Academy in 
Enterprise. But what he retails 
learning there did not come from 
school, it came from life He learned 
to fly on a grassy airstrip at the edge 
of the campus. 

Thirty years later Rumsev is 
here at Southern as an associate 
professor of journalism and commu 
nication. The land here is anything 
but flat and treeless and he hasn't 
been flying in 25 years, but Rumsey 
is still getting his lessons from life 

He comes to Southern from 
Union College in Lincoln, 
Nebraska, where he was an associ- 
ate professor of communication and 
the student news- 
paper advisor. 
Southern con- 

tacted Rumsev several times before 
he agreed to come teach here, but 
finally he and Shirley, his wife of 27 
years, decided to leave their home 
and move to Southern. "I was 
impressed with the growth of the 
program here, as well as the pro- 
gressive philosophy," Rumsey said, 

on why he finally decided to ni 
Rumsey graduated in 1974\ 
degree in broadcast commu 
tion. His favorite class was s 
production, and his fondest m 
ry was working in the radio stafol 

See Rumsey, riI 

Franks - Bigf^s 

Summer Franks and Christopher Biggs 
were married June 9, 2001, at Plymouth 
Seventh-day Adventist Church in PlyniouUi 

The bride is the daughter of James and 
Delores Franks of Plymoutii, Michigan 

The bridegroom is tiie son of Christopher 
and Beverly Biggs of Davie, Florida. 

Mrs. Biggs is a student at Southern 
Adventist University, where she is a senior 
elementary education major. 

Mr. Biggs is a student at die University of 
Tennessee in Chattanooga where he is a sen- 
ior business administration major 

The couple lives in CoUegedale, Tenn. 



Rachael Andrea Shea and Kristopher 
Scott Clark were married July 15, 2001 at 
Spnng Brook Chapel in Burnett, Wisconsin 

The bnde is the daughter of Ronald and 
Mary BeUi Shea of Reeseville, Wisconsin 
I ^A Y^,^°°"' '^ ^^ SO" of Marvin and 
Judi Clark of Grants Pass, Oregon 

Mrs. Clark is a student at" Southern 
Adventist University, where she is currently a 
senior educaUon and psychology double 

Mr Clark is a student at Northwestern 
Technical College where he is currenUv 
majonng in web design. 

The couple lives in CoUegedale, Tenn. 

"Taking Jesus 
to the Nations' 

Please come join us for a joyful 
worship of songs and praises 

Thursday, September 27 

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Seminar Room 

(in the student center) 

You do not have to be a Native American to joi"'] 
We are all one under Christ! 

Thursday, September 20, 2001 

The Southern Accent 5 


Adventists worldwide help in aftermath 

AiivENnsT News Netwoeuc 

Adventist Development and 
Relief Agency International (ADRA) 
is coH3perating as authorities contin- 
ue recovery efforts after Tuesday's 
terrorist attacks. 

Aid being offered in New York 
City includes a special training sem- 
inar on dealing with critical incident 
stress and grief. Water and food is 
being supplied to rescue workers. 
Centers have been opened where 
water, food and counseling is avail- 
Janice Wright, pastoral care 
coordinator for Adventist Metro 
Ministries in Manhattan, calls the 
past few days "surreal." 

There's a lot of post-trauma 
stress," Wright said. "You can see it 
in people's faces. Everything is still 
uncertain, with rumors flying of 
evacuations and buUdings that are 
apparently about to collapse." 

The 11th Street Manhattan 
Adventist Church, the closest 
Adventist church to the World 
Trade Center, has been open to pro- 
vide water, food, counseling, and a 
place for prayer. The church is 
located on the same street as St. 
Vincent's Medical Center, the med- 
ical facility nearest the disaster 

The Church of the Advent Hope, 
an Adventist church located on 87th 
Street on the Upper East Side, has 

held prayer vi^ls throughout tiiis 
week. Many Adventist churches in 
the New York City area have been 
holding simple services of remem- 
brance and comfort for the commu- 
nity each evening, reports Wright 

Also in New York City, Adventist 
Community Services and the New 
York Conference of Adventists are 
conducting a special training semi- 
nar for some 35 pastors, dealing 
with critical stress and grief coun- 

The response of Adventist 
Church members and leaders 
around the world has been "over- 
whelming," said Ray Dabrowski, 
communication director for the 
Adventist world church. 

Minutes after the terrorist 
attack. 230 Adventist pastors at 
their annual ministers' convention 
in Bucharest, Romania, interrupted 
their training program to pray for 
the victims and their relatives and 
for stability and peace in the world. 

Staff at the church's Eastern 
Africa headquarters gathered for an 
hour on the day of the attacks to 
pray. "Since we cannot be there 
physically to give blood or physical 
support, we have sent S5,000 to 

missionaries returned 

A Return from Saipan 

Debbie BattJn: Why did you 
go to Saipan? 

Kathy Stair: I was really tired 
of school. I felt like I wanted to 
drop out! I felt like I could do much 
more with myself and the talents 
God gave me somewhere where I 
was needed. One night 1 felt really 
compelled to go to the online call- 
book, I found Saipan and fell in 
love with it. I approached Sherri 
Norton, (director of student mis- 
sions) and she said the call was 
closed, but I kept praying that if 
God wanted me there. He would 
open the door. Needless to say, the 
call opened and I set off for my 
adventure to teach kindergarten. 

DB: What part of your job was 
the most difficult? 

KS; The most difficult was 
being so far away from my family. 1 
am a real homebody and being all 
the way across the world made it 
hard, but the kids 1 worked with 
and the opportunities that God put 
in front of me made everything 
just a little easier! 

DB: What was something 
unique about tlie culture you were 

KS: The locals are afraid of the 
ocean! I found that extremely 
funny considering they live on an 
island. They believed something 

about how the water has spirits, 
and they always felt like their spir- 
it would be swept away with the 
waves of die ocean. 

DB: What did you do for fun? 

KS: My absolute favorite 
things were the sun, beach, my 
dog and sunsets. To put all four 
together into a day were the 
absolute best days I had on the 

DB: In what ways did God 
become more real to you last year? 

KS: God became so much 
more personal to me. He was the 
only person I could rely on when 
all else was shady in my life. So 
many things happened, but I knew 
all the while that my strength 
came from God when 1 had noth- 
ing more to give. Instead of always 
trying to be good to get His atten- 
tion, I realized that no matter how 
good or bad I am, He still loves 

ADRA for relief purposes," said 
Pardon Mwansa, president of the 
church in the region. 

Personal stories of church mem- 
bers caught up in Tuesday's events 
have been coming into the 
Adventist Church world headquar- 
ters: stories of loss, of near-miss- 

es,and of shock. But 
themes run through each account 
of reliance on God, profound sym- 
pathy for those who are suffering 
and a desire to participate in the 
rescue and restoration efforts. 

There are reportedly at least 
four Adventist Church members 
who worked at the World Trade 
Center who have not yet been 
accounted for. Names have not 
been released. 

Adventist Church members who 

worked at the Pentagon were 
reportedly among those who were 
safely evacuated after the building 
was struck by a hijacked airliner. 

In the Washington, D.C. area, 
Sligo Church's Adventist 
Community Services reports it is 
coordinating pastoral care and 
counseling volunteers to assist 
activities of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency (FEMA) at 
the Pentagon disaster site. 

"Oxygen" by 


Pop quartet releases a breath of fresh air 

Avalon to visit Chattanooga Sept. 29 with ZOEgirl and Joy Williams 

Sue years ago, a powerful quartel 
wowed the Christian music indus- 
try. Now comprised of Michael 
Passons, Janna Long, Jody 
McBrayer, and Cherie Paliotta- 
Adams, Avalon has recorded 4 
albums, sold 1.3 million records, 
and watched 14 songs hit No. 1. 

Their latest project "Oxygen," is 
as true to Avalon philosophy as 
their previous projects. Their use of 
creative arrangements and 
extremely powerful vocals has 
given Avalon and this project its cut- 
ting-edge sound. To add to that, 
there is a guest appearance by 
Aaron Neville on "By Heart, By 

According to Paliotta-Adams, 
Avalon chose the title for their latest 
album because we are all desperate- 
ly in need of oxygen. Without it, we 
cannot survive. Therefore, God 
needs to be our oxygen. 

1 have a concern with this 
record. There are many references 
to a "you" person, instead of "God" 
or "Jesus." What this does is that it 
makes songs applicable to some- 
thing odier than God and praising 

On the other hand, the most 
powerful song on this recording is 
"The Glory" This song takes us 
through what Jesus went through 
as He died on the cross and how 
wonderful that blood is. Other pow- 
erful singles include "Make it Last 
Forever" and "Wonder Why" 


Now you have an opportunity to 
hear live hits from "Oxygen," as 
Avalon will be coming to 
Chattanooga on Saturday. Sept 29. 
The show, featuring special guests. 
ZOEgirl and Joy Williams begins at 
7 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium. 
'The Oxygen Tour," sponsored by 
WorldVision, features special visual 
effects and a new stage and light- 
ing. Tickets are on sale now at local 
Christian book stores. For more 
info, visit DMl Concerts on the 
Internet at 

Church Schedule 

For Septembkr 22, 2001 

Collegedale 9:00,11:30 

The Third 10:15 

McDonald Road 9:00,11:30 

Ooltewah 8:55, 11:25 

Standifer Gap 11:00 

Hamilton Community ll:3f) 

CoD^jedale Community 11:30 

Ed Wriflht 

Hymn ft.' st 

Mike Fulbrijiht 

•TTie Lot'C of (ioil" se 

Don (;ettys 

"Behold Jesus" 

Mike Pettengill 

"Work of the Holy Spi 
Part ni: Cleansing" 

Jerry Johns 

"Spiritual WiikL-up Ti 

John Grys 


Jerry Arnold 


The Southern Accent 

Thursday, Septembei 

K ». 2001 


Student Association 

SA Senators 


"I Ihope] to open a clear and 
direct channel of communicalion 
from my precinct to the adminis- 
n of Southern." 

I would hke to have the oppor 
tunity to work with the other sen- 
ators and my constituents to 
effect positive changes for the 
students and university." 

"I would like to see the Senate 
provide the tools to help stu- 
df^nls (^njoy this year" 

"My ultimate go^l is when I 
attend Senate meetings. I pres- 
ent the feeling that my hall is 
there with me, instead of me pre- 
senting my ideas and plans only" 

"Some of tlie problems people on 
my hall are experiencing include 
a confusing phone system, bro- 
ken ice machines, the frustrating 
30-mile signoff. and high wash- 
ing machine fees." 

'I believe m order to be a 
senator, one must have a wilhng 
ness to go the extra mile helpmg 
the student body solve vanous 
issues throughout the year 

"I bebeve that serving on the 
Senate would provide a uruque 
expenence to serve others 

II ;iinl mind is always 
idcjts yuii think will ben- 
efit your college experience." 

J be a part of tl c ongo- 
ingimprovementofour^Lhool I 
want to help meet the needs of 
the people with vhom 1 live, 

work and attend convocation." 

Commun cation is the key to 
building a better bond 
between faculty and students, 
and I will do my best to build that 


■<■ 111 be a part of 
group that makes a difference 
getting the students' 

I will do my best to increase 
student involvement in decidmg 
tlic policies and procedures of 

"I desire to see Southern stu 
dents pleased and understanding 
of the rules. There should be no 
oppression of ideas and every- 
one should feel they are being 
heard by the school administra- 
tors and the Senate." 

^^^"^^B Knsten 

invoked in SA 
and Id like to represent the 
dorm students concerns in the 
Senate " 

I believe that a good studeni 
senator is made up of someone 
who has knowledge f ho« 
Southern works and knows ho^ 
to relate and listen to the felloiv 
students they work for" 

"I will actively promote academic 
excellence and healthy s 
interaction at Southern." 

a senator because I 
am very interested in the politi- 
cal process, Many people don't 
realize how big of a role we have 
in this school." 

"1 hope tliat tlie Senate will be 
looked upon by tlie rest of the 
student body as a united. Christ- 
centered group who are liere to 
serve olliers." 

"I had several people pushing me 
to be a senator. I feel it is impor- 
tant that the shidenl voice be 

"I would like to be part of the SA 
Student Senate because I feel 
that it's a good way to develop 
my leadership skills and take an 
active role in the university." 

"Through the Senate I hopf 
use my ideas and influenLe lo | 
represent the student bod\ 


"I will ensure that each member 
of my precinct has the opportu- 
ni^ to contribute to the social 
and cultural life here at 

"My goal for this year is to be 
able to know my constituents 
better and to improve the com- 
munication between the student 
association and shidents in mv 

A good senator.. .will speak 
their concerns assertively and 
respectfully keeping the goals 
for the school in mind " 

Bus Me"'' 

"I have a smcere interest m I 
lecting the viewpoints froi" . I 
precinct and representing " I 
collective interests to Senate- | 

Thursday, September 20, 2001 

The Southern Accent 7 

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Hamilton Place 

Go to the mall for your health! 


Willie you 're at the mall, take a minute to sit 
down and tallc \vitli a liealth professional or 
even get a massage at Memorial Hospital's 
Mealtli Place at Hamilton Place. 

to help keep yon healthy. 
Memorial's Health Place is committed to your 
total health needs, offering free blood pressure 
checks, fun ways to stay in shape like line 
dancing and low-impact aerobics, free seminars, 
healthy cooking tips and massage therapy. 

If you have health quesdons, the friendly staff at the Health Place 
can help you find answers — on the Internet or in printed materials. 

The Health Place is also the new home 

of Memorial's Gold Circle, 

a program for those 50 and better that 

offers health seminars, trips, discounts 

at over 100 area businessi^s, and other 


Monday- Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 9p.m. 
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9p.m. 
Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m. 


Call for information about any 
Health Place programs - 893-9765 

Memorial Hospital 

The Southern Accent 

Thursday, September 2 



September ii, 2001: A 
day of tears and heroes 

Sept 11.2001, is a day that we 
will always remember with sad- 
Sept 11, 2001, is the day that 
we vAQ forever be joined together 
with the rest of the world in being 
victimized by mass acts of terror- 
ism. The horrific events of that 
Tuesday morning surpassed any 
terrorism act committed against 
American citizens. 

Sept 11.2001. is a day that saw 
many heroes. From the brave pas- 
sengers who (most likely) took 
control of hijacked United Airlines 
Flight 93 to the first emergency 
response personnel to the World 

"September 11, 2001: 
The day that our 
nation will be forever 
joined with the rest of 
the world in being 
victimized by mass 
acts of terrorism." 

Trade Center disaster, there was 
no shortage of heroic acts. 

President George W. Bush said 
the United Stales is at war. The last 
time America's soil was attacked 
we went to war for three years, but 
this is a different war and the 
enemy we fight is not an organized 
nation. The enemy is fanatical and 
has access to vast financial and 
military resources. 

This war will be fought within 
our borders as well as abroad. It 
vrill not be easy nor will it be quick. 
We must be prepared for the loss 
of many more lives, innocent or 
not, in the dark times Uiat lay 
ahead for America. 

As the United Slates goes to 
war. there is sonielhing to remem- 
ber. The vast majority of Arab- 
Americans and Muslim-Americans 
love the United States with their 
whole hearts and wish no ill will 
towards it, To accuse them of 
being accomplices to such terrible 
acts is unacceptable. 

There are some individuals 
among us that say America 
deserved these ads of terrorism 
because of our foreign policy 

They say our support of Israel 
gives Islamic-Arab fundamental- 
ists the right to attack us. 

TTiey say that our arrogance 

^ makes us deserving of the death 

and horror of these terrorist acts. 

They say lliat because of our 

actions in Vietnam, in the Middle 

East and in the Balkans, we should 

accept this and not strike back. 
They are wrong. 
They are wrong because no 
nation should ever be forced to 
suffer from such mass acts of mur- 
derous terrorism. 

They are wrong because no 
matter to what extent America 
became an isolationist, these ter- 
rorists would find some other 
excuse to attack our shores. 

They are wrong because 
America's foreign policy, though 
sometimes flawed is not arrogant 
Were we arrogant for getting 
involved in World War I or Worid 
War II? 

Were we arrogant to rebuild 
Europe and Japan during the post- 
Worid War 11 years? 

Were we arrogant to respond to 
South Korea's plea for help when it 
was invaded by its neighbors to 
the north? 

Were we arrogant to defend 
Kuwait against Iraq's invasion? 

Were we arrogant for giving 
away billions of American tax dol- 
lars in foreign aid to Third World 

Were we arrogant for being 
among the first to respond with 
vital assistance to different disas- 
ters around the globe? 

And were we arrogant for being 
the worid's leading nation in cham- 
pioning democracy and freedom? 
If so, so be it, because that is what 
America is all about 

America must be ready to face 
the difficult times ahead. We must 
fight this evil that has attacked us, 
this darkness that wshes to wipe 
America from the face of the earth. 
Let history remember tliat in the 
wake of our greatest tragedy, we 
did not run like cowards into the 

Rather, let history remember 
that from tlie rubble of the Worid 
Trade Center we stood tall and 
chose to fight against this new 
enemy of the twenty-first century. 
This is America and we have pre- 
vailed for the last 225 years. There 
is no reason why America should 
not prevail now. 

As for Osama bin Laden, his 
terrorist allies and those nations 
that harbor tliem, our message 
should be this: "You have struck 
us hard and hurt us deeply But we 
are still here. And even as we heal, 
we will make you pay for what you 
have done. Never forget that we 
are coming for you!" 

The Accent encourages you to take your PDA off campus 




j Thumbs up to all the students and 

staff who donated blood. After the ter- 
rorist attack on Tuesday and the mes- 
sage of a need for blood, there was an 
increase at the bloodmobile on campus. 
1 Nearly one-tenth of the students donat- 
ed and Blood Assurance was pleased with the results. 

Thumbs down to the eateries on 
campus for not having an eating estab- 
lishment open from 4 to 5 p.m. Having 
K.R.'s Place or the Campus Kitchen 
open later could provide more jobs for 
students and would be a tremendous 
benefit to those working off campus 
during supper time. 

Thumbs up to the media coverage 
of the terrorist attack in New York City 
especially on Tuesday. TTie anchors 
and reporters displayed fantasbc pro- 
fessionalism. By not letting people go 
on tangents about terrorist theories and 
instead offering accurate, objective cov- 
erage of the incidents, the media made i 
botched job of the presidential election last y 

Thumbs down on only providing donmWrV^ 

1 ships in the evening. I'd like Ir " 

worships, but I work in the f 
Why not have worships at oUier^ 
for credit? That way it'd b^ "' 
meet the required amount 

Letters to the Editor 

Dear editor: 

I would like to give kudos to the 
Accent staff for the production of an 
excellent first issue. I know tliat a 
lot of hard work went into the cre- 
ation of the first newspaper of the 
year. As I work for Campus Safety, I 
also know fi-ora seeing people in the 
Accent office late at night that you 
all worked very long hours, burning 
midnight (and sometimes one two 
and three o'clock) oil to put togeth- 
er the next generatton of the stu- 
dent s voice. 


Once again, kudos on a? 

another yeai» 

Most of all, I appreciate the posi- humor secdons, 
ave tone that dominated the Once; '' ' 

columns and articles throughout In and here - - - 
my judgment, this shift in the pres- tinually improving 
entation of the news and the posi- Accent, 
five editorials about the school's 
administration (including the often- Sincerely, 

criticized Campus Safety depart- 
ment) will be beneficial in the atS- Collin D. Petty .^^ 
tude of the shident body toward the Sobhomore busats^ " -| 

Lastly, many props go to Kristen 
Snyman and Rob York, who will 
bring plenty of enthusiasm and 
solid viewpoints to the lifestyles and 


Thursday, September 20, 2001 

The Southern Accent 9 

Driving ou r nation to its knees I Am Alive 

Myworld has been turned inside 

I out and I will never be the same. 
Today I experienced emotions I did 
not know I had, I felt as though I 
had been ripped apart, that every- 
thing I have ever known could be 
taken from me in a moment, and 
that there is no such thing as safety. 

It doesn't hurt so much when 
= is getting bombed, 
the United States of 

America, the strongest country ( 
earth. We are the leaders of com- 
merce, finance, fashion, entertain- 
ment, and technology. We have the 
best educational and health systems 
in the world, and we are the ones 
who rescue other countries when 
they are struggling. Because we 
are strong. We are constant. We 
are untouchable. 

And yet. we were hit 

It is unbelievable. Watching the 
devastation as it happened, it still 
did not seem real. Decades of car- 
toons and action flicks have eaten 
away at us so much that we think we 
are seeing something scripted. I 

We were hit right at our core, hit 
at some of the most visible and last- 
ing sites in our nation. Our foothold 
in the world was figuratively 
laughed at, our strength and intelli- 
gence defied. This attack used our 
own tools to hurt us, and then 
allowed that damage to hurt us 
some more. The American princi- 
ples and dreams were spat upon by 
this faceless assassin, and our peo- 
ple were trod under his foot Our 
streets are filled with debris, our 
hearts with despair, and our ears 
with the cries of pain and suffering. 
Tliere is no escaping our reality. 

And yet we are standing. 

A -nationwide call for prayer 

ne this afternoon. I did not have Pefspective Changed from apathy to anger 

words to speak, to diink, let alone 
pr^. My burden was too much. I Rqb York 
fell to my knees, crying out to God. Cou^mmst 
In one of the hardest prayers of my itseeiii 
life, I said nothing. I asked for noth- 
ing. And yet a peace and a sadness 

over me once 1 allowed myself 
broken and silent 
I wish I could expl; 

It seems hard to believe now, but 

Sunday, Sept. 9, 1 was upset No 

„..^ I knew had died. In fact, no one 

expenenced washed j ^^,^ ^^^ ^ven been hurt I was 

upset because Pete Sampras didn't 

win die U.S. Open. In my little 

, , r , ""^^ ' world, tliese things are important 

learned from Uiat powerful prayer. ^( ^^^^^ y^py ^^^^^ 

I wish tiiere were words, but it's like 

the tragedy itself. It's too much to 

cope with, too much to handle. I 

heard an anchor on television say, 

"We are trying to get our minds 

around it" That's how it feels to me 

- I can't understand it or take it all 

in. I have to ^vrap my mind around 

it and once I do. the incident and the 

prayer will become a part of me tiiat 

will never go away. 

It shouldn't take a situation like 

this to drive our nation to its knees. 

Unfortimately, it has. My wordless 

prayer is that we won't ever get 

back up. 

Rachel Bostic is a junior mass com- 
munication major. One of her 
'claims to fame" was doing security 
at the Super Bowl. 

were traveling for a vacation. Those 
inside the building were just work- 
ing, doing their Jobs, when someone 
made tlie decision that they weren't 
fit to live. 

And in Palestine, people celebrat- 
ed this. I am not angry with them 
because their faith is different or 
because they are of another race or 
nationality. I am angry with tliem 
because tiieir sense of victory is, Co 
me, subhuman. 

I am also apprehensive right 
now. As a Christian I have grown up 
believing that one event could easily 
trigger the end of this worid. This 
could be it but we do not know yet 
Even if this is not the time God has 
chosen, I am certain these terrorists 
will be heard from again, and if 
there is one thing they have proven, 
it is that there is no limit to the dam- 
age Uiey can do, because they are 
not afraid to die. 

But I must fight back my anger 
and my apprehension, because 
before Uiis worid ends, diere's still 
life left to live. I will not shirk my 

Let the dorm worships be brief 

Why are you still alive? 
Maybe it's because 
God still has a plan for 

To the Speaker . . . 

The subject of dorm worbhips 
has not been foreign to us long this 
semester, it having made up a largt 
part of the first convocation 
address. The bulk of the issues 
relating to attendance having been 
dealt with there in some depth ade- 
quate to quiet all but those who 
would whine had they the wealth of 
Bill Gates and the mind ot Einstein 
I will here address the dorm wor 
ship speaker. 

By way of introduction, here are 
a few selected thoughts from Ellen 
G. White: "Let the services be brief 
and full of life, . . . and varied from 
time to time. ... To make such a 
service what it should be, thought 
should be given to preparation. . . . 
No doubt it will require effort and 
planning and some sacrifice to 
accomplish this; but the effort will 
ichly repaid." (Education, p. 

On the Monday that followed. I 
was called upon to write about die 
funeral of Sheriffs Deputy Donald 
Bond, a public servant who died vqu qII this earth, 
because he was just a little too good , , 

at his job. He was out protecting Maybe He S glVlUg yOU 
people like us, and his instincts got 3 chance tO. . . be right 
him into a situation with an armed 

and 1 had to listen to 16 women 
graphically describe childbirth. 
Note to speaker: different is not 
always bad. 

"To make such a service 
what It should be, thought 
should be given to preparation." 

If you expect your audience to 
come away from your talk witli a 
deeper understanding of some bibli- 
cal or theological facet of our faiUi, ^.^__^_^ ,,__^ „^.^ _._^ 
It really helps if you have thought ^J^orld Trade Centem collapsed _.. 
about it yourself. Prepare well, but j^pgday [^ the figure Uiat really 
don't think you have to exliaustively ^^^^j^ ^^^ g^, ^y ^„j jhey died 
cover your topic. You will only leave ^^.^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ j^gj^g ^he tow- 
your audience exhausted. Let diem ^^^ ^^^^^ burning alive. They died so 
mull over the gaps, and perhaps you ^^^^^^ ^.^^^ ^^^ ^^^ j ^.^^u g^ ^ 

' """" ' '' work safely 

man witii a history of mental illness. 
Donald Bond died so you and I 
could sleep at night, After this sad 
incident, I began to readjust my pri- 

Then, on Tuesday several hun- 
dred Donald Bonds died. 

The number of police and fire 
fighters who were killed when tiie 

with Him. 

tell you if you are hill of life: 

1. Half the audience loses die 
ability to remain conscious before 
the close of your first sentence. 

2. The other half of tlie audience 
can't think of a reason to remain 


"Let the semces be brief." Is 

there not a certain appreciation of 
abbreviation when a service starts 
at 10:15 in the evening? 

However, there seems to be a 
prevalent myth that even though a 
person may have only three min- 
utes of meaningful material, they 
should speak for at least fifteen. 
TWs is entirely unnecessary Time 
should never be wasted, and the last 
place a person should feel their time 
is being wasted is at worship. 

"Full of life." Do not make the 

3. A member of the audience 
comes forward to take your pulse. 

4. A member of die audience 
asks you to sign an organ donor 

5. Insomniacs use recordings of 
your talks as a sleep aid. 

", , . varied from time to 
time." Not only are different topics 
OK, variety in the format does well 
in keeping the interest of die atten- 

As a brief example, the first 
.^ o. u... ... .... .na.. ... speech assignment given to my 

members of your audience diink class at Chattanooga State three 
you are dead. If you look and feel summers ago was to relate a per- 
dead while standing behind the sonal expenence. Being an ght 
podium, no one will Usten to you. class, the demo^aphic was shifted 
Here are five indicatore that should toward the 2^35 year old woman. 

will be asked to present 1 
later time. "Nodoubt it will require 
effort and planning and some sacri- 
fice to accomplish this; but the 
effort will be richly repaid." 

Good work for the Lord may not 
be easy but if "Uie effort will be 
richly repaid," isn't it worth it? 

Joe Earl is a senior biology major He 
is from the stale of Michigan but the 
city of Wyoming (in Michigan). 

angry right now. I am not 
angry because I'm an American 
whose pride in his country has been 
insulted. I am not angry because my 
sense of security is gone. That sense 
of security was false all along, and 
we are better off without it. 

I am angry because several thou- 
sand people died on Tuesday who 
weren't at war. They were ti-aveling 
home to California, or maybe they 

responsibilities because I am 
mourning, I will do tiiem because 
they remind me that I'm alive, and 
after tiiis week, I believe that tiiere 's 
a reason for that 

Wliy are you still alive? 

Maybe it's because God still li;is 
a plan for you on tills eartii. 

Maybe He's giving you a chance 
to put an old grudge behind you, so 
that you can be right wiUi Him. 

Or maybe he just wants you lo 
know that life itself is more valuable 
than you had realized. Whatever 
you decide, I hope you can carry on. 

After all, it's not the end of the 

Or is it? 

Rob York is a senior mass communi- 
cation major. He's from a town in 
Tennessee called Henry 

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Thursday, September 



Team Dunkel pummels Team Ruf, 15-2 OTLKnuclde Deep Picks 

Division I gets best of Division 11 on first day of interleague play o«ku.^_ 

1 scoring onslaught Witt, a mammoth the woods well pas. fte center field 

fly ball that crashed off of the 275- 
foot marker hanging on the center 
field wall. A base hit blooper by 
Marc Grundy scored Aumack lo put 
the score at M after one inning of 

Josh Townsend 

Sports REFOirreK 

Having played everyone in their 
respective divisions. Division I and 
Division II teams began inter-league 
play Monday night. 

fence. His 2-rim home 
mated 290 feet, put Dunkel 


• that 1 



With the score 10-1 in the bot- 
tom of the second inning, Team Ruf 
had the bases loaded with one out. 
outscored Division n teams ^^-^ Micheff hit a sacrifice fly to 
center field to cut the lead to 10-2. 

But with two on and two outs. 

would have predicted. With 
games played, Divisii 

keeps the ball away fi-on, i,^ I 
for the Giants. 

Pick: Kansas City 

N.Y. Jets at New Engla, 

The Bengals beat the I 

last week, so the Jets will fly "„! I 

past them this week. Maybe Jeis I 

backup Chad Pennington will gg I 

playing time this w^i I 

by a score of 106-27. All 
games were blowouts with each 

1 1 team winning by 10 i 

ndly defeated 

Team Dunkel st 
Team Ruf as the two teams played 
the first inter-league game of the 
season. Team Dunkel (4-2) needed 
only five innings lo dispose of Team 
Ruf (2-3) and coast to a 15-2 victory 

Playing with only seven players, 
Team Dunkel batted around the 
order twice in the first inning. Team 
Ruf, playing vrith only three out- 
fielders, was in desperate need of 
some defense as Team Dunkel tal- 
lied 10 hits in the first inning. 

With the short confines of Field 
A aiding their cause. Team Dunkel 
hit long bombs to all parts of the 

Highlighting the first inning was 
a blast by Jeff Badillo that cleared 
the center field fence. The 2-run 
home run went an estimated 280 
feet. This put Team Dunkel up 4-0. 

Base hits by Justin Blinn and 
John Appel were followed by a deep 
line drive off the bat of Eric Dunkel 
that flew over the left fielder's head 
and rolled all the way to the fence. 

niat line drive put Team Dunkel 
up 6-0. Jim Aumack continued the 

I would like to give a big thumbs 

to NFL commissioner Paul 

^*'P Tagliabue for not going ahead with 

12-2. games last Sunday. He proved that 

Another blast by Jim Aumack j^j^^ey would not win out It appears 

ricocheted off the left field fence to ^^^ ^jj ^^j j^g^ week's games will be 

make the score 14-2 going into the ^^^^ ^^p ^^^ ^g^j^ jy ^hen the 

fourth. wildcard games usually take place. 

Ruf was held scoreless the rest ^^ reason is that the money that ^"'"^ '""' 

of the game and a sacrifice fly by ^^^,^ ^^ j^^j from playing four ^Zr^^'"'^ "P *^ ^'''''^■ 

Marc Grundy in the fifth mnmg ^^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^f gig^t was too "^*^= "■^■ 

gave Team Dunkel a total of 15 runs ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^1]] only be 

on 18 hits. q^^ wildcard team from each con- 

Whether or not inter-league play ^^^^^^.^ ^j^h that all explained, lef s 
will prove to be competitive or serve knuckle deep. 

as batting practice for Division I 
teams is still up in the air. Baltimore at Cincinnati 

Tony Castelbuono, of Team ^^^ ^^^ ^ ^,^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ 

Talge. witnessed the compebdve ^^.j, , corey Dillon will keep the 
gap first-hand as his team was beat- - - 

en by Team Reeves 15-5. "We were 
accustomed to playing teams that 
did not hit the ball hard and we 
were caught by surprise," 
Castelbuono said. "I still think we 
should be in Division I; we just 
made a lot of mistakes and 

Ravens fi-om soaring, but look for 
the Ravens to still fly away with the 

Buffalo at Indianopolii 

Look for the Colts to gallop past 

Bryan Geach, of Team Brown, the Bills this week. Rob Johnson mil 

had a different assessment After be sacked at least four times and be 

watching his team dismantle Team left wondenng why he didn t go to 

Wright 13-2, Geach said, Tor those San Diego and let Flutie stay m the 

in Division II that complained about ^^^ "'^'"*- 
nnt having enough competiUon: Pick: hidianapolis 

l^rry Hayes popped up to third 
base to end the rally and stifle any 
hopes of catching up. 

To add insult to injury, Team 
Dunkel added four more runs in the 
third inning. Marc Grundy hit a 
double to deep right field, and then 
Jeff Badillo. trying to outdo himself, 
crushed a towering home run into 

after seeing the results of Monday 
night's massacre, they now know 
that their skill level is still well 
below that of Division 1." 

With Ail-Night Softball only two 

Carolina at Atlanta 
Look for the battle of the rookie 
quarterbacks. Michael Vick will see 
playing time 

Reeves wins again, 15-5 |igB 

Reeves answered with two more 
runs in tlie top of the fourtli for a 
score of 64, 

In the bottom of the fourth, 
Wge-yriM, ;rpu"lh,i;hi:: hal"; ™s'^^^™re<i a run to bring it M *o,^vs up they 

weeks away, every game becomes continues and as Chris Chandler 
important for both Division I and gets beat up. There won't be much 
Division n as teams fight for the of the Dirty Bird this week. The 
best record to secure them a high weak game of the week. 
Pick: Carolina 

Tennessee at Jacksonville 
I feel sorry for the Jaguars, 
they're going to feel the brunt of the 
embarrassment for the way that the 

With excellent hitting, Team 
Reeves blasted its way past the 

Division I Men's 

1. Nudd: A perennial powerhouse, "[^t^splayed^two weeks ago.^ Steve 

stacked as usual. 

The RA's held tlieir own at first 
by scoring two runs in the bottom 
of the first. Tad Wilson hit a long 
r third base, sending Nate 

__^ really good. 

after Greg White singled to bring ^- Reeves: A good blend of young 

Tony Castelbuono home. But that ^"^ ^^^' 

would be T^ge's last run scored. "*■ WaiTown: You can't find a better 

Team Reeves began to i)ull away '^^''^r than David Warden, 
in the fifth inning after scoring S.Wilhelm; Starting to heat up at the 
three more runs. Bryce Reading "8'^* time. 
:. U..U u.... .euuu.B Ha.e ^^^ '^^^^^Z" ^\^\ ^'^^ ^cott 6. Money: Don't bank 
home and then Tony Watson and Ben laid a ^Sht 
Castelbuono hit a single, driving in '^T^ ^''''^ '"• ^^^^ ^^ "^'''"8 ^^' 
Wilson. runhomer. 

By the top of tlie third inning. . ^f^^] ^^^"^^ ^^P^ "P ^^ scor- 
Talge's luck began to change. Team '"^ !" T ^"^^ ^"^ '""'"^* 

Reeves scored four runs as Cory ^'=°""8 four more runs, 
Reeves hit to center field brought , ™" ^^^^^ ^*"*"^ *^ ''"son 
Matt Higgins and Ryan Irwin home. ^°^ tins clear and decisive win team 
and then Bryce Reading's hit 2,^^'' Talge. jteam captam Cory 

McNair has had two weeks for his 
Dunkel: When the whole team '^''"'sed shoulder heal. The Jaguars 
need to play tough to keep it close, 
but in the end they will walk away 
vrith their tails between their legs. 
Pick: Tennessee 

Philadelphia at Seattle 
Look for the Eagles to run up and 
this team down the field. The Seahawks won 
their last game on the foot of their 
7. Colburn: Have plenty of talent but kicker, but they will need more this 
I wins to show for it. week. 

Brown: When team spirit shows Pick: Philadelphia 

Oakland at Miami 

The Dolphins surprised every- 

e last week when they taught the 

Women's Division 

1. Fullnett: Returning champs 
remain undefeated. 

- ■■ -.- .-. K= ...> D„„„..;. .TTK ,,■ ,,-' l,7.r u, 5™ ''^"''""'' Titans a thing or two. Look for them 

scared Reeves and himself, making "'=''"''" f"*' ^"" ''»" ""^^ ">" "rsl f e^e^ could lead team to #1. ,„ d„ that again this week at home 

game where we really batted well.- 3- Chnstensen: High powered "against some of the best S 

Bryan Niehoff,U,etea„, captain offense: scored 26 runs in one game. rfceiversTnfte gLe Ga^I ort^ 

for Talge, congratulated team 4. Guzman: Potential sleeper Week •=>•'""•'■ uameoime 

Reeves on a good game with "solid 5. Thoresen: Losses in close games 

In the bottom of the third inning, 
team Talge retaliated with two runs 
\ after Bryan Niehoff. Taltn -s team's 
captain, rounded the ba'^.- follow- 
ing a hard grounder to let! iield that 
produced a few untimely 
The tie did 

hitting and good defense." have hurt their record. 

Team Reeves battles team *■ R""™: Does any team have more 

__^^ Churchill tonight on Field B at 5:45 fun than Uiis one? 

fOTtong. Temi P-m-^h'le Talge takes on Wartown ^■ Thatcher RAs: Still waiting for 

"" Field A at 5:45 p.m. first win. 

Pick: Miami 

N.Y. Giants at Kansas City 

Trent Green looked good two 

weeks ago against Oakland. He will 

look good this week as long as he 

Detroit at Cleveland 

This week it will be the battle if I 
the placekickers. Lions' quarter | 
back Charlie Batch is benched, a 
they hope that Ty Detaler has som 
life left in that well-traveled arm. 

Pick: Detroit 

St. Louis at San Francisco 

SL Louis has too many weaiMffil 

in their arsenal for the 49ers to tm 

pete with. Look for the Ramsti 

bowl them over on the way lo aiiott| 

Pick: St Louis 

San Diego at Dallas 
San Diego has as many w 
week two as they did all of last)ei:| 
Watch out everyone, becausfl 
they're about to add another ctil 
Dallas is unsure about who thffll 
quarterback is for the game. iVbii 
ever it is they watch out, becafii 
Junior Seau doesn't care whosBi| 
or finishes the game, he will 1< 
there to meet and greet them. 
Pick: San Diego 

Minnesota at Chicago 
Bears quarterback Sbia 
Matthews can't figure out what* 
"C" on Chicago's hehnet sBn*»| 
Pick: Minnesota 

Denver at Arizona 

On Monday night Ed McC*l 
broke his leg and was out forj 
season Tuesday morning He ''•i 
up in the hospital after surgeo ■ 
see the second plane crash m I ■ 
World Trade Center. That p« J- 
lifeur perspective. Tlie Bronchi 
won't have any trouble this « J 
end. This is Arizona's I 
the season. 

Pick: Denver 

Washington at Green Bay, 
The Redskins lost to ^ 
last week and they ^vllU«^.,a 
way for another week, WK J 
said and done Green Ba> 
them packing. 
Pick: Green Bay 

Record last week: W 
Season record: 13-- 

Dan Ku„U is a s,mo, ** 
mentary major. 

Calendar of Events 



11:00a Convocation-Charles Bradford (Church) 


7:30p Ministerial Candidate Recognition, Charies Bradford (Thatchert 

7:40p Sunset 

8:00p Vespers (Latin American Club), Luis Garcia (Church) 

9:00a CoUegedale Church Service-Hymnfest 

10:15a The Third-Mike Fulbright (lies) 

11:30a CoUegedale Church Service-Hymnfest 

2:30p Ministries Meeting (Taylor Circle) 

FLAG Camp Orientation, Nursing Homes 
7:00p Evensong (Church) 

9:00p SA Party (Taylor Cu-cle) 


6: 15-6:30p Pray for the World (Back of Cafeteria) 

7:00p Prayer and Praise (Garden of Prayer) 


1 l-12p Study Skills Seminar (Student Center, Seminar Room) 
6p Study Skills Seminar (Student Center, Seminar Room) 

6:15-6:30p Pray for the World (Back of Cafeteria) 


6:15-6:30p Pray for the Worid (Back of Cafeteria) 



Brian McDonald 
Chandra Morgan 
Jtp Calkins 
Joseph Rector 
Steven Murphy 
Yaiza DelValle 
Eddie Avant 
Billie Fredrickson 
Wayne Hazen 
Alesia Overstreet 


Cherly McCray 
Corbin Swafford 
Heather Kuiken 
Jack Ongwela 
Kim Harbinson 
KrisUn Welch 
Manny Rascon 
Sara Schone 


Dawn GatJey 
Eric Wytcherley 
Geo Angus tin 
Jack Kao 

Marleth Rodriguez 
Sarah Huff 
Stacey Cunningham 
Tatiana Koolik 
Mr. Loyd Kerbs 


Amy Taveras 
Aysha Inankur 
Brian Adams 
Derrek Drachenberg 
Eric Dingman 
Nicki Poyser 
Tricia Bricker 
Walter Israel 

SEPTEMBER 24 Damans Vega 

Carley Cole Elisa Rodriguez 

Erin Hall Joyce Dyson 

Mr. Terry Evans Patricia Shipley 

Gordon Slrangeland Tamara Ritterskamp 

Tiffany Lindsay 
SEPTMEBER 25 Trever Ehriick 
Betsy Tolhurst Mr. Victor Czerkasij 

Nettie GersUe Mrs. Joanne Evans 

Jason Belyeu Barbara Miller 

Tina Nelson 
Dr. Rachel Byrd 
Julie Clarke 
Dr. Phil Garver 
Kaylee Reese 


Bob Beckett 

Brandon Tebceira 
Charily Pak 

GYM KIDS Gymnastics classes are 
being offered on Mondays and Wednesdays 
from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 
5:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up are invited. For 
more information, please call Rick Schwarz 
at 238-2673. 

LOOKING for a Christian values-based 
graduate or graduate/professional program 
in English or post-masters Education? Dr. 
Tom Smith of La Siena University in 
Riverside, California will be on campus 
October I & 2. 

Contact Kari Shultz at #2484 for an indi- 
vidual or group appointment. 

FAST, FUN, AND FREE (for Southern 
students). Make your time and effort count! 
Come to the Study Skills Seminars! 

September 25, 11-12 p.m., repeated at 6- 

all Southern students to befriend s 
for the two evenings our guests will be here, 
and sign someone up to stay with you in the 
residence halls. For your planning, the only 
time the seniors will be in the cafeteria is 
Sunday supper and Tuesday breakfast. 
Thanks for your patience and cheerful sup- 
port. Victor Czerkasij, director of admis- 
sions and 

Six Keys to Future Success 
Note Taking 
Graphic Organizers 

October 9, 11-12 p.m., repealed at 6-7 

Task Management 
Reading Comprehension 

NATIONAL EXAM: Praxis land 2 
Date Application Deadline; 10/03/01 
Test Date: 11/19/01 

ACT EXAM: The next ACT testing date 
is Friday, September 21 at 8:00 a.m. Call the 
Counseling Center at #2782 to sign up. 

FRESHMEN: If you did not receive 
your red New Student Orientation notebook 
and would like one, come by Ihe Counseling 
Center in the Student Center to receive your 

ViewSouthem event for the 13 Southern 
Union academies and their seniors is set for 
Sunday, September 30 until Tuesday, 
October 2. 

Southern is ready to host nearly 600 
guests as they explore their college choices 
and try out a college campus. We encourage 

The Campus Chatter now appears weekly in the Southern Accent. 



Check your attendance at: 


Campus Ministries has three of Doug 
Batchelor's books on sale in the Campus 
Ministries office: The Richest Caveman 
($5), How to Survive and Thrive in Church 
($5), and To See the King; Seven Steps to 
Salvation ($3), 

Wellness will be sponsoring a FREE body 
fat test in the cafeteria during lunch on 
Thursday, September 27. Come by and be 

are available of Doug Batchelor's Week of 
Prayer sermons in the McKee Library 
Media Center. Contact Frank DiMemmo at 


ING WOMEN'S GIFTS: October 4-7 in 
Baltimore and Washington D.C. This 19th 
annual conference of the Association of 
Advenlist Women is featuring dynamic 
speakers like Cynthia Prime and Brenda 
Bullingy. There will also be workshops for 
reaching the secular mind, how to interpret 
scripture with insight and integrity, stages of 
faith and more. The conference will also 
feature exciting stuff by and for young 
adults. TTie conference is free for students. 
For more information, contact Penny 
Wheeler at 301-393-4120 or email at 


FROM P. 4 

His teaching load includes News 
Reporting, Feature Writing, Intro to 
Communication. and Public 
Illations Campaigns. Rumsey says 
«e enjoys teaching a variety of class- 
p- but one of his favorites is Intro to 
J-ommunication because he enjoys 
"ntrodudng students to the field of 

Rumsey hasn't always been a 
'^acher. He started out at Porter 

Hospital, in Denver. Colo, with an 
internship in the public relation 
department. Before leaving eight 
years later, Rumsey had been pro- 
moted to public relations director 
and served several years in that 

While in Denver, he completed 
his master's in Organizational and 
Interpersonal Communication at 
the University of Colorado in 

Married in August of 1974. the 
Rumseys have two children, Laura, 
a student at Union College, and 

Tim, who teaches music at an 
Adventist academy. 

Rumsey enjoys music — especial- 
ly singing (he also dabbles in guitar 
playing and played the trombone in 
academy), hiking, camping, run- 
ning, photography and occasionally 
traveling. According to the Union 
College faculty web page, he does- 
n't like large-scale landscaping, 
garage cleaning, long meetings and 
lima beans. 

More than anything, Rumsey 
wants his students to take away 
from his classes a realization of 

their full potential and the joy of 
connecting with others through 
communication. His personal mis- 
sion statement is "helping students 
see the talents they have, and using 
them to bless otliers and glorify 

Sharing his faiths with students 
through classroom prayers and 
incorporating Bible principles to 
what he teaches is also important to 
Rumsey. He feels this ^ves a more 
enduing purpose to everything 
learned. His goal is not only to be 
preparing people to be citizens of 

this worid, but also to be citizens of 

"I've learned more as a teacher 
than I ever did as a student," said 

Through the years. Rumsey has 
collected "little gems of truth," that 
he shares with students at the 
beginning of every class. His gem 
for you: "School is for life, you never 
really stop learning, so develop an 
appreciation for it and it will serve 
you well for the rest of your 

Thursday, September 



My summer 

A note from Rob: This was a very 
hard week to find inspiration for the 
humor page. I've always prided my 
own ability to find thefiinny things in 
life, but this week I was reminded of 
how little humor there is to be found 
sometimes. Nevertheless, we will 
carry on. as I believe we need a good 

do. God bless. 


If you were a friend of 
got within a 10-foot radius of me at 
anytime during the last couple of 
weeks, you probably heard that my 
birthday was Sept. 17. I've always 
liked attention, and birthdays are 
always a great opportunity for that. 

Plus, there's always a good feel- 
ing that comes with aging another 
year. I remember turning 18. and 
waldng up to realize, "Hey, more 
things can send me to jail now than 
ever before." 

Every year also seems to bring 
('oubts about I'm going to do for the 
rest of my life. For tlie longest time 
I've had doubts about what career I 
would choose. I could go out and 
actively pursue a job where every- 
thing I say makes people laugh, but 
I think G, W, Bush already beat me 

This summer I found out that I 
want to be a reporter. I did an intern- 
ship with The, a 
news source that runs entirely online. 

1 worked for John Wilson, who 
reported for the Chattanooga Free 
Press for thirty years, John's a good 
man. John's a great reporter. John's 
very (all. He resembles the Lincoln 
Memorial, only a little less animat- 

Journalism is not a career many 
people stay with when they look at 
the job description. There's little 
pay, constant deadlines, most of 
your coworkers are Dirty 
Democrats, and you have to sup- 
press your own feelings. It took a 
long, arduous process for me to 
select it as a career. 

For months 1 carried doubts 

was better than yours H umor colum nist sells out I 

" ^ye?" J"st call them all "procK^ L 

soy paste" and save all thai !;' 

just ^^eadvity for something else 

I don t like the fake chicken ih 
use instead of fake lamb chon! 
KR's Place. "Hiey think we L| 
know the difference. ■ 

I hate it when I i_ 
reading my column and U^,^ 
but at a closer glance, the/r^"!!! 
looking at my picture. 

I have one more tip as a con^l 
ance from last week for the jourt^l 
ism majors. If you sell out to cerial 
they will hook you u[ 

with me about whether 1 wanted to 
do something so challenging that 
paid so little, but I've fouild that the 
challenge is most of the fun. I've 

dons after the speech. Those were 
always fun conversations: 

Rob: Hello, sir, I'd like a litUe 
clarification on some things you 
talked about in your speech. 

Speaker. Who are you? 

Rob: I'm reporting with the Look, can we 
hurry this up? I drank too much tea. 

Speaken You're a littie young to 
be a reporter, aren't you? 

Rob: Why do you say that? Is it 
because of my youthful air and 
refreshing take on things? 

Speaker: No, your face ' 
broken out today. 

In conclusion, I want to reestab- 
lish that reporting is a lot of fun if 
you don't worry about tiie finances. 
Things will work out. In fact I've 
already got a place to live picked 
out to live after graduation. It's four- 
acre piece of property located on 
the corner of Apison and TallanL All 
I have to do scratch the leH:ers F-I- 

a little 


that 1 

things are more important than 
making a lot of money. Like marry- 
ing a rich giri. 

Most of what I did this summer 
was go to civic meetings and cover 
Collegedale news. Yes, I know 
you're thinking, "What Collegedale 
news?" but you'd be surprised. This 
summer I covered the resignation 
of City Manager Bill Magoon, who 
worked in Collegedale for nearly 30 
years and accomplished a great 
deal, despite all of the conflicts he 
faced (not the least of which is tiie 
fact that his name is Magoon). 

Covering civic meetings showed 
me what young businessmen hope 
to accomplish in their lifetime: they 
long to sit in banquet halls, drink 
tea. eat salad, and pretend they're 
listening to a different speaker each 
week who promotes his/her non- 
profit organization. My job required 
me to mingle with the various mem- 
bers of the clubs, eat with them, 
take notes on the speech, and write 
about it later tliat day Often times 1 
would have to do follow up ques- 

Rob York, senior t 

lions major, enjoys romantic 

evenings by the fire watching 3ABN. 

Pennies. Why don't 
round everything off to the nearest 
nickel? A penny can't buy anything. 
They're deceptive and stupid. If you 
have two handfuls of pennies, it 
makes you feel like you have a lot of 
money, but it's the equivalent of two 
quarters, which will hardly buy 
even a candy bar now. 

It cracks me up when I drop a 
penny. I see it falling, ifs on the 
ground, 1 take a second to contem- 
plate bending all the way down to 
pick it up, tlien decide against it, 
because what good would it do? 

Back in high school I had a 
friend who would walk around all 
day and pick up pennies. He'd only 
find about 15 a day. He was probably 
the cheapest individual I have ever 
met. He would walk all the way 
across the courtyard of the school 
to look in the vending machine 
change slots. I say abolish the 
worthless copper Lincoln so people 
like Russ can bring more bread to 
the table. 

I hate it when I talk to someone 
that moves their mouth like they're 
talking, which drives me insane. 

I hate the cutesy little names we 
must give the fake meats. "Foney- 
baloney." "Fakin- bacon." "Fri-chik." 
" Don 't-you- wish- it-tasted-like-a-rib- 

' someu^l 

That reminds 

you hum 

what would be great right noB?,i,l 
pizza. Not any pizza, but a m^M 
cent work of art from the beautsl 
people at Papa John's 

Just imagine sinking your teal 
into a warm, cheesy pie with im 
perfect amount of seasoninriF 
mbied with their delicious tomM 
sauce. Imagine the cheese streld-l 
ing ever so delicately from yorl 
mouth to the slice i 
hands. Your nose is in heaven il 
this time, smelling the garlic, 
toppings and the 
cheese. So hurry, call 39&4433k 
and get yourself a pie. 

Dennis Mayne is a sophc 
journalism major from I 
accepts pizza dmiations. 

Skpauatiiid at Biku 

Southern students and their look-alike' twins 

What intramural sport should Southern add to its schedule"? 

"Southern's strongest 
man competition, 
where guys pull cars 
wiUi their teeth and 

"Three-legged con- 
vocation run with 50 
lb. backpacks." 

'Shuffleboard!" -Coed pingpong" 

"Watermelon shoot- 

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Volume 57, Issue 4 

Southern exhibits its patriotism on campus 

Brad Hyden, junior theology majo 
by on the promenade. Meanwhile, 

HoUy Grave 
nd David Warden, senior mass 
iniel While, junior graphic design major, shows 

Southern students have shown their patri- 
otism in different ways in the weeks following 
the terrorist attacks on New York City and 
Washington, D.C. From flags on cars to stars 
and stripes painted on toenails, students have 
been finding ways to say they care about their 

Justin Carris, junior theology major, 
worked in conjunction with Campus 
Ministries and the Christian Veteran's 
Association to organize a five-day fundraiser 
with a $10,000 goal. 

Carris, who also served two years in the 
Navy, solicited donations outside the student 
center for a week, often In full dress uniform. 
Carris and many other students collected 
more than $1,500. 

Local grocery store Bi-Lo has offered to 
match the students' donations before the 
money is sent to the American Red Cross. 

"A lot of people gave. There was a lot of 
patriotism, and we would like to try this again 
next week," said Carris. who like many stu- 
dents, wonders whether to re-enlist in the 

See Patriots, p. 3 

Joker release delayed longer Festival budget raised $7,000 

Editor works furiously to get Joker to students 

Students will have to wait a little longer to 
browse through this year's Joker. 

Nick Lee, Joker editor, said the Joker is 
currently in the hill print process. 

"We hope to release the Joker within two 
weeks," Lee said. 

But having the Joker come out late is noth- 
ing new to Southern. 

_ "If s no surprise that the Joker is late," said 
Clifford Williams, Joker advisor. "It comes 
outlate every year." 

Lee has taken several steps, including 
spending time at the printer, to ensure the 
Joker is released at the earliest possible date. 

On Tuesday, he approved the print 
process after reviewing the blue lines - an 
^Jwct printed outline of the Joker and how it 

is pm together. Oiat the Joker editor not have a summer job 

th. I , ^^tched the location of where ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ „^t ^^ ^^ ^^^ student and fac- 

tne Joker is bound. Instead of having the ,. ^one numbers 
Joker shipped and bound in Nashville, he is ^ ^ 

having it bound locally, though it will cost 

"Having the Joker bound locally saved a 
week and a half," Lee said. 

Williams said that the Joker editor nor- 
mally views the Joker as a portfolio piece, in 
addition to being a practical student directory. 

"We could put out a Joker fast, but it would 
be ugly." 

Lee agreed. "I spent more time to put 
more quality into the Joker." Lee said. The 
Joker is now more in-deptii and complicated. 
It's more than just a student phone book." 

Williams said that a few students had 
expressed general disappointment at not get- 
ting the Joker in time. 

"We just weren't quite adequately pre- 
pared to get the Joker done," he said. 

Williams said that next year, in order to 
get the Joker out on time, he may stipulate 

The SA Senate voted unanimously 
Tuesday night to grant the Strawberry 
Festival, Southern's annual multimedia 
school-year review, a $7,000 budget increase. 

The vote was put into motion after a pro- 
posal given by Dominic Ramirez, director of 
Festival Studios; Volker Henning, sponsor of 
Festival Shidios; and a few staff members. 
With the extra money they were granted. 
Festival Studios will purchase new equipment 
for producing the show. 

"How many of you remember these?" 
Ramirez asked, waving a 5.25 floppy disk. He 
explained that in years past, the tiiousands of 
slides and multiple videos that make up the 
Strawberry Festival have been produced 
using those disks. 

The new equipment will be all-digital. It 
will include five new computers {one con- 
Iroller. one Web server, and three slaves) and 
two digital cameras. In addition, special soft- 
ware is being written specifically for the 


Ramirez stated in his proposal that the 
Web server would allow students, producers 
and student missionaries across the globe to 
access the Festival software simultaneously 
whereas previously only one person could 
work on production at a time. The three slave 
computers will be used as control computers 
for projectors during the show and as graphic 
workstations during production. 

According to Ramirez, the digital cameras 
cost $1,629 each. Henning said, however, that 
the cost of developing, cleaning and mount- 
ing slides has been "in the neighborhood of 
$2,000 a year." Ramirez estimated the cam- 
eras' lifetimes to be at least five years. 

"I've been working on the [Festival 
Stijdios] budget since April and it has been 
changed 20-something times," Ramirez said. 
"It's a real relief to have this approval done." 

Ramirez said that the bulk of his original 
$15,536 budget will be spent on renting pro- 
jectors for April 28. the night of the show. He 
said the new equipment, though it requires 
extra funding this year, should cut down on 
expenses in years to come. 



Campus News 






Campus Chatter 


p. 4 

R 10 


Meet Phil Garver, 
dean of the school of 
physical education. 
His friends call this 
patriotic man "Garv." 

Lifestyles, p. 4 

Check out Kevin Max, 
member of dc Talk, 
and his latest musical 
release, "Stereotype 

The Southern Accent 

Thursday, September 


Student Finance changes its service 

Students can now talk to the same financial counselor 

ViewSouthern starts Sunda 

Academy students to visit Southern'! 

If you are one of the nearly 85 
percent of students receiving finan- 
cial assistance this year then you 
liave been notified, or will be short- 
ly, of the changes made in 
Southern's office of Student 

According to Marc Grundy, 
director of Student Finance, it will 
now be easier for students to get 
answers to important questions. 

Before the change students 
would wait in line for an average of 
30 minutes to talk to a counselor 
trained to answer only a few of their 
questions. Grundy said. 

Students would then have to wait 
in line again to meet with another 
counselor who could answer the 
rest of their questions. 

This can be frustrating to stu- 
dents who need to take care of 
financial matters in a hurry," 
Grundy said. "Now students are 
assigned one counselor who is 
trained to take them through the 
entire process." 

Students are assigned a coun- 
selor based on their last name. 

Tlie four Gnandal counselors are 
Jack Harvey {who will handle let- 
ters A through E). Kathy Hauge (F 
- L). Kent Robertson (M - R) and 

According to Grundy, the aver- 
age lime a student will wail in line to 
see their counselor is down to 14 

Southern Games 

seen a lot of different changes g 
the years. 

In the past, the Student Fmance 
office was open fi^om 9 a.m. to 4 

"We hope, by these 
changes, that [students] 
know we are listening 
to their needs." 

Now the office is open from 8 
a.m. until 5 p.m., including the 
lunch hour, which is unheard of in 
Wright Hall. 

"Student Finance has heard what 
students have said in the past," 
Grundy said. "We hope, by these 
Marc Grundy changes, that they know we are lis- 
— ^^^^^^^^^^ tening to their needs." 

According to Grundy students 
should watch for more changes in 
the near future that will streamline 
the way they do business with their 
finances at Southern. 

"Over the years we have tried to 
improve our service by building the 
window and putting the TV in the 
hallway," Myers said. This is just 
the next step in making life easier 
for the students". 

Another change is Student 
Finance's new hours of operation. 

Neal Smith tu ^ ^ 

AssisT.\N T Ncts Epn-QR ^ ne students will divide 

Seniors from 13 academies will ^,^1^^^;,,^?, P^^P'' 
fiood Southern's campus Sept. 30 to 
learn if Southern is the college for 
them. The 524 shidents are coming 
for a newly renovated View- 
Southern college days. 

Southern changed View- 
Southern this year to create new 
interest, said admissions counselor 
Jim Aumack. According to 
Aumack. Southern used the same 
program for the last 15 to 20 years. 

"In marketing, if you sit on your 
laurels for a second, that's the sec- 
ond you get run over" Aumack said. 

TTie visiting students will arrive 
on campus and check into the 
dorms between 3 and 5 p.m. 
Sunday, SepL 30. The students will 
eat supper on Sunday m the cafete- 
ria. They will eat in the gym on 
Monday to avoid disrupting 
Southern students, said Vinita 
Sauder, vice president for market- 
ing and enrolhnent services. 

The visiting students will tour 
academic departments Monday 
morning. Each student chose three 
departments to visit before coming. 

The tours are an important part 
of ViewSouthern, said admissions 
counselor Luminita lorga. Students 
will learn how Southern fits into 
their career goals. 

Students will participate in the 

into t(^I 

The Southern Gami 
department tours an 
events, Aumack said. S 
have cards that ^vi]] be 
the beginning of 
end of four. 

Schools with 90 percent stui 
participation will receive cash ' 
award ceremony Monday eve^- 
Southern is offering money in dS 
to encourage attendance 

"Last year, one principle tooti 
students to the mall Monday 
noon [rather tlian attend p| 
events]", Sauder said. 

Individual students will 
receive prizes based on paitkd 
tion. Sponsors provided m^' 
the prizes, said Aumack, addingi 
money given to the acader 
comes from Southern's set bi 

A concert by Christian _ 
Andrew Peterson in the College 
Church at 8 p.m. Monday wOl 
elude ViewSouthern. 
invited Peterson because of the' 
cess of his concert at Southera! 
year, Aumack said. He added 
the concert will be opeo 
SoutherH students, but n 
tion or worship credit wiU begii 

Buy your Campus Shop suppUes onlina 

The Southern Accent 

Daniel Olson, editor 
Tarah Solie, managing editor 

Ufsday, September 27. 2001 

Debbie Battin 

Harmony Tillerson 

Misha Birmele 

Kristen Snyman 

Joe Earl 

Jared Thurmon 

Rachel BosUc 

Sarah Pester 

Alejandra Torres 

Rob York 

Dan Kunt2 

Heidi Tompkins 

Cady Van Dolson 


Dioxi Martinez 

Jason Arnold 

Kyle Baldwin 

Sam Covarrubias 

Scott Damazo 

Laura Cales 

Nathan Zinner 

Jolenc Harrell 

Heather Durst 

Tressa Carmichael 

Neal Smith 

Holly Graves 

Brian Wiehn 

ShoUy Scarlett 


Melissa Campbell 


Jen Page 

Jason Ileto 

David Leonard 

Kristen Stagg 

Dennis Mayne 

Dennis Negron 

Southern students can now con- 
nect with the Campus Shop online 
at (] to 
gather information and purchase 

"One of the most helpful features 
of the Web page is that students can 
find out which textbooks are m 
stock," said Rita Wohlers. Campus 
Shop manager. 

According to Bonnie Myers, 
textbook buyer for the Campus 

books are required for their classes. 
how much the books cost textbook 
buy-back dates and return policies. 
The Campus Shop Web site also 
allows distance learnmg students to 
order textbooks and have them 
shipped. However, the store cannot 

networking, word-processing | 
other software is also availabk| 
are Southern apparel andgi 

The Web site is not just f«| 
dents. "[It] functions a 
lent tool for faculty membefil 
place textbook orders," MyeR| 

textbooks for on-campus explaining that many such 

students even if the books 

chased online. There just isn't 

enough room to hold extra books, 

Myers said. Any online order must 

be shipped. 

^^^^"ts on vacation leave and 
Shop, the Web page is updated with *'^se in the Distance Learning pro- time goes on." Myers 
arrivals of textbooks that were sold ^^^ ^^ °''^^'" additional items hope that the Campus Shi^^ 
out at registration. The Web site *^"''"^' The web site lists 356 titles site will be a help 
also lets students know which text- °^fi^"e''al books. Foreign language, and faculty." 

received this semester. 

According to Myers, thel 
site became available in Apiil ^ 
Since then its number of usa5| 
increased steadily. 


Organ and orchestra concert Sunday niglj 

The Music departmciu ai 
Southern will host an organ and 
orchestra concerto on Sept. 30. The 
symphony orchestra and soloist 
Judy Glass will be featured. 

Judy Glass is a resident of 
CoUesedale and has been teaching 
at Southern for 26 years. Glass 
became excited about playing the 
organ after she met her Austrian 
organ teacher and learned about all 
types of organs. 

Tlie selecUons for this concert 
will be mosUy classical, includuig 
pieces such as the "Cockaigne 
Overture- by Edward Elgar and 
"Symphony no.8 in G major, Opus 

88" by Antonin 
Dvorak. During the 
concert Glass will 
perform a selection 
arranged by Horatio 
Parker specifically for 
the organ and orches- 

Each fall since the | 
organ's dedication L. 
1986, the orchestra | 
has performed a con- 
certo with the organ. 
Laurie Redmer, 

orchestra director, is "'■'=''"" 
excited about this """'""» 
concert, "Ifs so much fun to 
form wiUi the organ!" Redmer s 
She looks forward to a great ( 


.rorL.„rie Redder djrec.; 

dicing for Sunday i"6»" 
cert and a great year 3S* 
tia prepares for a trip 
Peru in tlie spring. 

RSDAY, September 27, 2001 

The Southern Accent 3 

ibrary goes to plastic Southern to host "Teens Pray" 

^HANE Stephens 


McKee library no longer accepts cash for copies 

id prints. To make copies or print from computers in 

le library, students must have their ID cards charged 

nd in hand. 
The library staff adopted the card system used by 

Jouthern's computer labs. Now the entire campus has 

"one card fits all" system. 
I hi the past the library offered a guest card for stu- 
dents and the community in exchange for $.10 per copy 
^th the new service, copies and prints are $.05 each. 
Although the new system was meant to be less 
■expensive and more convenient for students, several 
Etudents walked away frustrated and empty-handed. 

liey had not seen the sign posted Sept 3 stating that 

he Ubrary would no longer accept cash. 
I The library has done away with the guest card all 
^gather. According to Peg Bennett, the head librarian, 
■twill be up to the folks in hiformation Systems to work 
put a plan that enables community members to have 
fcccess to the printers and the copy machine in the 

Southern is hosting the 2001 Teens Pray Leadership 
Frogram on the weekend of October ^. The campus 
will accommodate over 200 high school students from 
the 135 North American Division academies. 

Teens Pray is a weekend leadership conference 
designed to teach high school students to lead prayer 
minisfry at their schools" said Ken Rogers, college 
chaplain. Rogers is pleased to host Teens Pray for the 
first time here on campus. 

Teens Pray gives shidents an opportunity to unite in 
prayer with students from other academies and hear 
inspirational speakers from around the world. In previ- 
ous years complete school attendance was encouraged 
for Teens Pray This year a smaller group of shidents 
from each academy will attend and those students will 
return and "reach the rest of the campus," Rogers said. 

Southern students are encouraged to help with the 
various events on campus throughout the weekend. 
"[Teens Pray! is for the academy students, but v/e 
appreciate any ISouthern) students willing to volunteer 
their time," Rogers said. 


armed forces after graduation. 

Blood Assurance, a blood dona- 
tion program organized through the 
Red Cross and promoted by the stu- 
dent wellness department, sched- 
ules visits to the campus four times 
a year and was afready on campus 
the Tuesday of the attack. 

"It wasn't the initial plan to 
donate blood to New York, but after 
the tragedy that's what it turned out 
to be," said Marius Asaftei, creative 

ministries director, "People just 
rushed to give." 

Bethany Martin, student well- 
ness director, said that students 
waited in long lines all day. 

"It was a nice change from the 
usual blood drives," she said. 

Along with an increased feeling 
of patriotism among fellow 
Americans, Southern students are 
also feeling a need for increased 
spirituality, triggered by the recent 

On the evening of the attack. 
Matt Tolbert, assistant chaplain, 

worked with Gordon Bietz. univer- 
sity president, to organize a prayer 
meeting for students and the local 
community. Campus ministries also 
organized calls to several Adventist 
colleges and academies to suggest a 
synchronized group prayer across 
the nation. 

Southern's counseling and test- 
ing center reported that no students 
sought counseling regarding the 
attacks though several students had 
mentioned feelings of anxiety relat- 
ed to the recent events. 

Student Poix 

Do you know who your SA senator is? 




f # 

Saturday, October 

at Coolidge Parh^ar: 


CALL 265-3466 

^TheChatan^ga Memorial Hospital Association. 

Heart Instrtute y;^^;,^^^,^,-^. 


• Heart Disease kills 
950,000 Americans 
every year. In Hamilton 
County, 1356 people 
died from Heart 
Disease, 592 men and 
710 women. 

• Heart Disease and 
stroke kill more 
Americans than the next 
5 leading causes of 
death, combined. 

• Heart Attack is the 
leading cause of death 
in American women, 
killing more than 5 
times as many females 
as breast cancer. 

• The dollars raised in the 
Hamilton County Heart 
Walk fund vital 
cardiovascular research 
and educational 
programs. Over $3 
million went to 
Tennessee research 
projects last year. 

Thursday, September 


Garver: "My friends call me 'Garv' 


student wellness urges i 
balanced meals 

Most Southern students get to 
know him through Health for Life, a 
general education requirement that 
teaches students the foundations of 
physical, mental and spiritual 

Meet Phi! Garver, dean of the 
school of physical education, a posi- 
tion he has held for nearly 10 years. 

The first day of class begins with 
Garver saying, "My name's Dr. Phil 
Garver. My friends call me Garv." 

A great number of his former 
students appreciate Garver for his 
knowledge, his honesty and for 
being so approachable. These stu- 
dents should know that the feeling 
is mutual. 

"Tlie students, man. thafs the 
only thing that keeps me in teach- 
ing." Garver said, "Tliey keep me 
young. 1 can't wait to get to work in 
the morning. I believe 1 can make a 
difference in young people's lives. I 
love helping kids prepare for 
careers in helping professions." 

Garver has been a practicing 
Seventli-day Adventisl lliroughout 
his life. His values were put to the 
test in the late 1960s, when he was 
drafted into tlie U.S. Army and sent 
to the Vietnam War. Garver chose 
to serve, unarmed, as a medic in the 
4th Infantry Division. 

"I was raised to believe that life is 
precious." Garver said. "I was also 
raised to believe that the freedom of 

cr. dean of the school of physical educatic 
t of being with studencs is what keeps hir 


America is something worth dying 

Garver also s^d that being a 
vegetarian was a "huge challenge" 
during the war, "I lost 25 pounds. 
But I didn't have a problem with 
picking tiie pork out of the beans," 
he said, "I believe that [it was] 
because of my commitment that I 
was never placed in a situation 
where 1 had to eat meat or die." 

"I was convinced that I would die 
in Vietnam," Garver said. "Medics 
jusi didn't have a good longevity 
record. Medics were one of the 
prime targets because morale 
dropped after a medic died." 

As hard as it is for him to believe 
now, Garver lived through Vietnam 
and was honorably discharged from 
the army in August of 1968. 

Within two weeks, he found him- 
self at Southern Missionary 
College, where he would finish a 
bachelor's degree in health, physi- 
cal education and recreation in 

Garver went on to earn a mas- 
ter's degree at Eastern Michigan 
University in 1975, and then his doc- 
torate in education in 1988. He has 
taught at Southern since 1976. 

"It's all come full circle," Garver 

Did you know that poor nutrition 
and lack of physical activity is the 
number two cause of death in 
America? It also affects academic 
performance and relationships. 

Good nutrition begins at break- 
fast. Start the day off right with a 
good nutritional meal. 

Breakfast should be your 
biggest meal of the day. It also jump- 
starts your metabolism to burn off 
stored fat and to continue burning 
calories throughout the day. Be 
mindful to include fruits, grains, 
and nuts. Forget the sugary foods 
like Pop Tarts, jellies and syrup, 
since they are bad ideas! 

Our stomachs have gotten into 
the habit of automatically growling 
even though there may be undigest- 
ed food left in our stomachs. 

Drinking lots of water speeds up 
the digestive process and helps to 
curb "false hunger." Our stomach 
needs 5-6 hours of rest in between 
meals in order to function properiy. 
So if you eat an early breakfast, by 

early afternoon you should he r«4 1 
for another meal. ■! 

be eaten m moderation and kcy'l 
plenty of vegetables and green k-^ I 
salads. If you fill up on vegeubfel 
first; you wiU be less likely to ovef 
dose on carbohydrates, whifjl 
tempt us to sleep during oural 
noon classes. 

Finally, dinner should be noij^ 
more than a light snack. Somet^l 
simple, such as a fruit salad orsri 
is sufficient Don't put your bo^l 
through the stress of working m' 
time throughout the night to di^ 
a heavy meal. 

Just as you need sleep and rg;-| 
venation, so does your stomach, tl 
the morning, you'll wake up fedi^l 
rested and ready to face anofel 
day! (Counsels on Diets & 

Student Welbess is a progral 
designed to help encourage 2 
improve the quality of life on c 
campus and in our community. 

Ask Sholly 

Students learning in Europe 

Kristen Snyman 

Ciillccr offers a variety of once- 
iiva-litclirnc opportunities for stu- 
dents to take hold of; one of them 
includes living and learning over- 
Jordan Warebam, junior intercul- 
lural major, and Krislen Meyer, jun- 
ior international business major, 
botli took advantage of these oppor- 
tunities and got 
involved with 
A d v e n t i s t 
Colleges Abroad 
s. experiences 
new skills 
they obtained 

Kriitcn Mcycr 


Wareham was overwhelmed 
when he first set foot on the campus 
of Colegio Adventisla de Sagimto in 
Spain. A new country, a new lan- 
guage and a new culture awaited 

"I was so green," said Wareham, 
referring to lus previous experience 
with the Spanish language. From 
day one. the classes were taught in 
Spanish. Other American students 
that attended Sagunlo with 
Wareham also had little or no expe- 
with Spanish. 

Tlie ACA program required all 
the students to take three classes 
no matter what level they were at: 
grammar, composition and conver- 
sation. Wareham's favorite elective 
class was folklore. 
Tlie class covered 
some of tlie tradi- 
donal dances and 

In addition to 
classes, tliere 
were also many 
tilings to do including choir and 

Numerous trips were planned 
for the American students. 
"Sagunto does the best job of get- 
ting you out into the country," said 
Wareham. The trips were almost 
exhausting, they were so often." 
Wareham visited places like 
Portugal, Andorra and Romania. 

Besides trips, tliere were also 
many things to do around Sagunto. 
According to Wareham. "Span is 
Europe's best [kept] secret." The 
historical town of Sagunto is only a 
15 minute walk from campus, 
Valencia is only a 45 minute train 
ride, and the Mediterranean Sea. 
witli warm baUi water until mid- 
October, was only a 10-15 minute 
bus ride away. "Everything's 
extremely accessible." Wareham 

Wareham said the school in 
Sagunto is like a grade school, high 
school and college all in one. Kids 
as young as 10 years old go there 
and the rest are two-year theology 
majors who finish their schooling in 

Wareham said that American 
students are more likely to hang out 
with other Americans and speak 
English. "The amount of Spanish 
you're going to learn is up to you," 
he said. You can hang out with your 
American friends and speak 
English or you can fry hard to do 
everything in your new language." 

ACA also has a school in France. 
Kristen Meyer discovered 
Collonges when she was visiting 
France with her academy French 

"From the moment I saw it, I 
knew I was going to spend a year 
tliere." she said. During her fresh- 
man year at Southern, Meyer met a 
giri who had just returned from 
Collonges. After talking to her for a 
while. Meyer walked away feeUng 
God was really leading her to 

While in France, Meyer discov- 
ered that learning French proved to 

See ACA, i-. 5 

Dear Sholly. 

1 am having real probletns with- 
one of my guy friends. I thought every- 
thing was cool between us until he 
started making moves on me. I don't 
like him in that way at all...we are 
just friends. We hang out and do so 
much together that I Just don't want 
to lose his friendship but I don't want 
to date him. I don't know what to do. 

Crossing the Line 

Dear Crossing the Une, 
The first and foremost important 
thing I sfress to all fiiends is hon- 
esty. If you can't tell him the ti-uth 
about how you feel and that you 
want to be friends then you aren't 
being a frue fiiend to him. He is 
making these moves thinking that it 
is okay and you are letting hun do 
this. Don't! Tell him that you really 
appreciate his friendship and that 
you like that you are only ftiends. If 
he has a problem with that and 
wants more then he really isn't a 
good friend to you either. Friends 
understand where the line needs to 
be dravm and will accept the ultima- 
tum to maintain thefr fiiendship. 

Dear Sholly, 

Tliere is this guy that I really like. 
He is so fine. But there is a problem: 
my friend likes him too. We both stare 
at him and just totally crushing on 
him. I don't know what to do because 
he seems to like me more than her. I 
<ion't want to go for him because that 

might ruin our friendship hui^ 
really like him and winildn't 1 
him as a boyfriend IW/o/ j'ic; 


Dear Anonymous, 

I think tiiat you just ansso 
your own question in a seris& 
don't want to ruin your ftien* 
with your fiiend. No man sf 
come between friendsllfyo". 
like him and you know 't'^E™ 
hurt your friend if you date \m 
then don't do it. Do unto ollia'i 
you will have them do unto yw-l 
ifyou really want to dale hiro^" 
your friend about your feelu"^ 
her that you might have a 
with this guy and that it is 
bility that he might like ) 

what your ftiend nab 10 ^' 
her that you still want her 
ship, but you wanted to leu I 

your feelings. In this 'nani^'^ 
are respecting her and g 

option of whether she V 
your friend, or stay mad anj 
going after the guy y«"°^ 
Hopeftilly your friend ^^oU,, 
enough to let tiiisfe'uyeo^ 
another one. 

You can write to SI fy";^^ 


■Thursday, September 27, 2001 

The Southern Accent 5 

' SouperlSalad! offers super selections iqqqs: "Zoot Suit Riot" 

StAI-T REpnRTS and nnHriiinr ac »Tall . 

Sta i-t Rek _^ ^ 

SouperlSalad! is located on 
Gunbarrel Road next to Kmart and 
is a vegetarian's paradise. Unlike 
other all-you-can-eat buffets 
SoiiperlSalad! caters to the salad 
loving crowd. 

An array of fixings is offered 
starting with lots of veggies, includ- 
ing three types of lettuce, shredded 
carrots, celery, peas, cucumbers 
and tomatoes. Other toppings such 
as cheese, egg pieces, olives, crou- 
tons and sunflower seeds make the 
perfect salad. About a dozen differ- 
ent salad dressings are offered. 

Many cold prepared salads, such 
as macaroni salad, oriental rice and 
fettuccini, are included in the 

SouperlSalad! also tempts the 
appetite with a spud station: a baked 
potato bar with lots of toppings such 
as broccoli, grilled onions and 
mushrooms, cheese sauce and, of 

If you are a soup lover, there are 
normally four or five different soups 
available; at least one is usually 

And what is soup without bread? 
Cornbread is always available, plus 
two novelty breads. Other varieties 
of bread offered include cinnamon 
bread, steaming gingerbread and 
blueberry bread (which is fantastic 
witli honey butter). 

For dessert, there is fresh fi-uit Fru 

and pudding as well 
as a soft serve vanil 

machine with a van 
ety of toppings bkr 
Runts nuts gumm\ 
bears and spnnkle 
Or try the short 
bread and top it with 
strawbernes and 
whip cream 

This, allyou-can 
eat buffet costs only 
S3 99 though a 

Souper'Salad' has Soup r Salad 
good service and 
there is hardly ever a waiL 

For a great selection of fi-esh 
salad, soup and bread at a great 
price, check out Souper'Salad' 

R d 

Best part selechon of i,alad 

potato bars 

Could be improved: offer r 

\egelanan soups 

Tlie Accent grade: A - 

Lets flash back to the decade 
when a scrub" meant a poor stu- 
dent and a "wet smack" was that 
unpopular freshman sitting alone in 
the cafetena. Even though it was die 
height of die Great Depression and 
the average salary was only $1,368 a 
\ear 30 fids were high on enter- 
tainment and full of fun designed to 
divert the mind fi-om hard times. 
Movie were hot and Monopoly was 
t^ all the rage when introduced by 
Parker Brothers in 1935. 

Families gathered themselves 
and around radios and listened to big 
bands and "hep" swng music. Duke 
lore Ellington let die worid know diat "It 
Don't Mean a Tiling Of It Ain't Got 
Swing)," and newly popular dance 
marathons had serious competitors 
doing the jitterbug and the lindy hop 
for days on end for quick cash, 

Knock-knock jokes, bingo and 
slumber parties became popular 
pastimes tliat helped lighten the 
dark mood caused by tlie lingering 

Do you wonder what fashions 
graced the lifestyles section of the 
Southern Accent before your 
grandparents attended Southern? 

How about die Zoot suit, an apt 
name for the huge jacket with over- 
sized lapels and padded shoulders, 
baggy pants widi a cuffed hem and 
wide-brimmed fedora hat? Largely 
popularized by 01' Blue Eyes, Frank 
Sinatra, diey soon became a hit with 
die teenage jitterbug set A short- 
lived fad, it faded away quickly when 
the War Production Board restrict- 
ed die amount of material diat could 
be used for men's clothing in the 
early 40s. 

For women, anything with zip- 
pers was die rage. Of course, it 
helped tliat zippers were cheap and 
could be used during those fragile 
economic times without die guilt 
that the expensive buttons of die 20s 
would have caused. Women's clodi- 
ing also saw die now-popular plat- 
form shoe take shape. Who says his- 
tory doesn't repeat itself? 



be draining at times. There were days she 
d with homesickness, but fortunately 
u-rounding her brought peace. 
XoUonges is one of the most beautiful 
Jcampuses I have ever seen." Meyer said, 
5 feeling down, I would slip into 
I woods or out in the boulder field behind 
e school and talk to God." 
Meyer said it took a pretty good walk from 
get anywhere. Frequent trips were 
planned for die students to help alleviate 
some of the "claustrophobic" feelings. 
_ Meyer highly recommends getting 
involved in the ACA program. Students who 

go there come back with a much "broader 
picture of the worid" and greater appreciation 
of their country. 

Anyone interested in the ACA program 
should contact Carlos Parra, chair of the 
modern languages department, or Mari- 
Carmen Gallego, associate professor of the 
modern languages department, for more 
information. The official web site for ACA is 
w^v^v.nadad ACA strongly 
recommends talking to people who have 
already attended the school you're interested 
in; get to know a litde about it beforehand. 

Schools associated with ACA are located 
in France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Kenya and 

Native American Club 

y^ Join us tonight! 

7 p.m. to 8:30 p-m. 
Seminar Room 

(in the student center) 

You do not have to be a Native American to join! 
We are all one under Christ! 

Young 'Johns 

Chen Young and Jason Johns wish to 
announce their engagement 

Ms. Young is die daughter of Lloyd and 
Marleen Young of Apopka. Fla. She is a stu- 
dent at Southern Adventist University, where 
she is currently a junior religious studies and 
secondary education major. Ms, Young is a 
2000 graduate of Forest Lake Academy. She 
is currendy employed at KR-'s Place. 

Mr, Johns is the son of Wayne and Arleen 
Johns of Leesport, Penn. He is a student at 
Southern Adventist University, where he is 
currently a senior computer systems admin- 
istration major. Mr. Johns is a 1997 graduate 
of Blue Mountain Academy. He is currently 
employed at KR.'s Place. 

A summer 2003 wedding is planned. 

Marquart - Howard 

Ellen Marquart and Devon Howard wish 
to announce their engagement 

Ms, Marquart is the daughter of Dirceu 
and Etisa Marquart of Katy, Texas. She is a 
student at Southern Adventist University, 
where she is a senior graphic design major. 
Ellen is a 1998 graduate of Valley Grande 
Academy She is employed at Southern's pub- 
lic relations office. 

Mr, Howard is the son of Larry and Paula 
Howard of Loveland. Colo. He is a student at 
Southern Adventist University, where he is a 
junior music and theology major Devon is a 
1999 graduate of Campion Academy. He is 
employed at CoUegedale Academy and Ft. 
Oglethorpe United Methodist Church. 
A June 2002 wedding is planned. 

The Solthern Accent 

Thursday, September; 



SM reflections from Denmark NYC: The Last Crisis 

The most unique aspect of 
Denmark is the language Danish 
is one of the oldest languages and 
although Denmarlt is a bmall coun 
try it has several hundred dialects 
Students at VejIeQord come from al! 
across Denmark and it is said thai 
they form their own dialect a mix 
of all the dialects. 

Tlie Danish alphabet has three 
additional letters ■ k A, 0, JE a* 
(shown in upper and lower case). 
Many English words are the same 
as Danish words (i.e. cat). It is inter- 
esting to note that the Danish lan- 
guage has no translation for the 
word "please;" therefore, many peo- 
ple see the Danish people as rude, 
But in reality they are very hos- 

The culture of Denmark is very 
liberal compared to Southern. 
Vejleljord, the school I am working 
at, does not have many written rules 
and gives the students a lot of 
responsibility to do the right thing 



1 Ihei 

Sm :-^^H| 

Vcjlcfiord, ai rlic lilght- 

in this dormitory in Dcni 

The school has more than 300 
students, and there are 72 girls in 
the dorm where I am dean. The 
majority of the students are not 
Seventli-day Adventist, which gives 
the school many opportunities for 

The school is located 15 minutes 
from Vfjle, a town on the east coast 
of Jutland. Tlie 
school is surround- 
ed by wheat fields 
on three sides and a 
Ij'ird on the other 
side. People think 
nt Denmark as a 
cold place, but it 
lias a relatively 
even climate, never 
getting hot or really 
super cold. The 
majority of the time 
it is cool but not 
freezing. It is very 
windy and strong 

winds bring lots of rain. 

What are my surroundings like? 
I live in the girls' dorm in an apart- 
ment where there is a kitchen, bath- 
room and sitting area. The apart- 
ment is used by all of the deans 
when they are on du^. There are 
three main girls' deans and two 
assistant student missionary girls' 
deans. This may seem like a lot of 
deans, but they do not have resident 
assistants (RAs) and so there is 
much to do. 

One potentially big spiritual 
issue that I may face this year is the 
language barrier. When all wor- 
ships and church services are in 
Danish, it can be hard to find addi- 
tional time for spiritual study This 
is the greatest issue. But God has 
shown me patience especially to 
work with the eighth-graders who 
come from troubled homes. He has 
also given me the courage to tackle 
the Danish language. 

"Stereotype Be" 
by Kevin Max 

Ale Torres 

IS Rei-ohtkr 

As one-third of the ever-popular 
trio DC Talk, Uie eccentric Kevin 
Max has reinvented himself willi 
his solo debut album, entitled 
"Stereotype Be" (ForeFront). 

Released lasl ninnlli. Kevin M;ix 
has chosen to givr III, ■ listnu'i more 
than what is cxpriii-ii ihs Iuk-, 
sink deep: "Vou an- ,1 utndlr. And I 
am your darkness. You are the 
moonlight. I am tlie cloud tliat pass- 
es by. You are a vision and I am 

Kevin's sound is a mixture of 
world music, rock, pop and every- 
thing in between. 

As far as lyrics are concerned, 
this project is about real-life issues. 
Ifs about relationships. It's about 
staying true to yourself and not 
compromising who you are. In "Be" 
he says: "And the time is now. No 

reason to look back. Just like an 
infant born. You've got to catch 
your breath," 

Kmax did not intend for this 
album to be a hard-core spiritual 
testament, but tliere are spiritual 
lessons interwoven in this tapestry. 
He wanted to share about life 
and love ;uid luiw music has influ- 
enced him. In 
"Return of tlie 
Singer," he 
shares what 
it's like to be a 
performer and 

make him 
crazy like noth- 
ing else. It's 
_ St a simple, yet 
crucial challenge to be yourself 
Don't let others tell you what to do 
It says to -Be, be yourself. There's 
no one here who does it quite like 
you. Be no one else; cause if you 



brilliant! "Be" is iu 

don't then 
who's going 
to. You're a 
tribute to the 
best of us." 
For this gen- 
eration, this 
is a plea to 

to who we are and not to forget Wlio 

"Stereotype Be" is a work of art. 
It's honest and at times very raw in 
lyric and sound. Tliere's definitely a 
British influence from the Beades 
and John Lennon and Indian influ- 

Let me be honest. This project is 
not for everyone. It's an eclectic 
sound from an eclectic artist Kevin 
Max is a vocal powerhouse and a 
musical genius. For those who can 
appreciate diverse musical sounds 
please connect with this one. 

Heather Neal professor of phys- 
ical education shared something 
with mv wellness class that really 
made me tliink so I thought I'd 
share it wit]i>ou 

InTestimoniebvol 9 ch 1 "The 
Last Cnsis Ellen G White wntes: 

"On one occasion when in New 
York City. I was in the ntglit season 
called upon to behold buildings rising 
story after story toward heaven. Tiiese 
buildings were warranted to be fire- 
proof, and they were erected to glorify 
their owners and builders. Higher 
and still higher these buildings rose, 
and in them the most costly material 
was used. Those to whom these build- 
ings belonged were not asking them- 
selves, "How can we best glorify 
God?" Vie Lord was not in their 

"No earthly power can 

stay the hand of God." 

~ Ellen G. White 

7 thought: "0 that those who are 
thtts investing their means could see 
their course as God sees it! Tliey are 
piling up magnificent buildings, but 
how foolish in the sight of the Ruler of 
the universe is their planning and 
devising. Tliey are not studying with 
all the powers of heart and mind how 
they may glorify God Tliey haoe lost 
sight of this, the first duty of man. " 

"As these lofty buildings went up, 
the owners rejoiced with ambitious 
pride that they had money to use in 
gratifying self atid provoking the envy 
of their neighbors. Much of the money 
that they thus invested had been 
obtained through exaction, through 
grinding down the poor. Tltey forgot 
that in heaven an account of every 
bitsiness transaction is kept; every 
unjust deal, every fraudulent act, is 
there recorded. The time is coming 
when in their fraud and insolence 
men will reach a point that the Lord 
will not permit tliem to pass, and they 
will learn that there is limit to the for 
bearance of Jehovah Tlie sera, that 
next paved before nu uas an iilaim 

f!"' ^""°°''"''"««:lohJ 
supposedly fireproof buildi,, ~' 
satd, Tltey are perfectly safe 

'But these buildings « 
sumed as if made of Pitch ,„,, , 
<"^'"e^ could do nothing to «,,.\ 
f^ firemen ,o,r„Jl 
to operate the engines. 

'I am instructed that , 
Lord's time comes, should „ ,/,,.. | 

I'ave taken place in the ImrlsifsM 
proud, ambitious human beiim »,| 

will find that the hand tlwl had tml 
strong to save will b, a,„,. 
destroy No earthly power cat, slt,t 
hand of God. No material can k «, 
in the erection of buildings llwirm 
preserve themfi'om destnctioa a\ 
God's appointed time comes to u 
retribution on men for their disrii,.,. 
of His law and for their selfisli antt 

Maybe the fact that Ellen m§ 
could see this happen 
is no big deal to you 
impacted me. This prophwl 
changed my whole perspectives 
these terrorist attacks. So n 
times I try to belitde things, ti)ii;§ 
to say everything will be r 
soon, because I don't want I 
the facts. To be honest withyoitFEl 
scared of living in the end times f 

Where do you stand with &>ii 
How healthy are you spiritually? Ai J 
you growing closer to i 
day? Heather Neal told l 
you're not growing, you're 

I think it's time we sla 
really serious with ourselves * 
are in the last days. Time is 
out. We need to reflect on w 
are, where we need to be 
on how we're going to get t 

God loves us so much. I 
es us and he's tired of everyll 
that He sees happening i 
world. He wants to gel us (»l| 
here, and ifs going to happen 
We need to be ready 

I want to challenge you to 
centrate on your spiritual h 
Ask God to revive your spinW 
Get on fire for God, Stui: 
Bible and pray Join a Bibli 
Get involved in outreach, 1 
that relationship with God 

I do 



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Thursday, September 27, 2001 

The Southern Accent 7 

Nine SDAs missing from WTC attack Jesus: How bad do you want Him? 

T News Netwo 
Nine Seventh-day Adventist Church mem- 
bers are among the missing and presumed 
dead following the Sept 11 terrorist attacks in 
New York City and Washington, D.C. 

1. Ted Moy, a deacon at the Spencerville 
Ciiurch in Silver Spring. Maryland, worked at 
die Pentagon. He was on a training exercise 
at an office very close to the point of impact 
Moy leaves behind his wife. Madeline, and 
two teenagers, Jessica and Daniel. 

2. Michael Baksh, mid-30s. was working in 
Tower 2 of the Worid Trade Center (WTC). 
his first day on the job. He was a very active 
member of the Church of the Advent Hope in 
Upper Manhattan and was recentiy elected 
chair of the church board. He leaves behind a 
wife and two children. 

3. Ussy Martinez, late 20s, was also work- 
ing in Tower 2. She was a Pathfinder leader of 
the Spanish Fort Washington Church in 
Upper Manhattan. She leaves a husband and 
two children. 

4. Maxima Jean-Pierre, mid-40s, worked in 
Tower 2. A youth Sabbath School teacher at 
the Spanish Patchogue Church, in Long 
Island, New York, she leaves a husband and 
four children. 

5. Josue Velasquez worked at Tower 1. He 
was a faithful member of the Spanish 
Intervale Church in the Bronx and helped out 
witli camp meeting programs. He leaves a 
wife and three children. 

b. LeRoy Homer was co-pilot of United 
Airiines FUght 93 that crashed in Western 
Pennsylvania. He was a frequent visitor to the 
Mt Holly English Church in New Jereey 
where his wife Melodie is an active member. 

7. Jorge Velazquez was a member of tiie 
Passaic I Spanish Church in New Jersey As 
chief of security in Tower 2, he was busy ush- 
ering people out of the building from the 31st 
floor. He called home to communicate with 
his family at that time, but has not been heard 
from since. Tour father is a real hero." the 
company president told Velazquez's family 

8. Steve Bunin, late 40s, was active in the 
audio visual department of the Corona 
Church in Queens. He worked for Cantor 
Fit2gerald on the 103rd floor of Tower 1. He 
leaves behind a wife, Hyacintli. 

9. Michelle Nelson. 27. also worked for 
Cantor Fitzgerald on the 103rd Floor of 
Tower 1. She was a member of the Linden 
Church in Queens, serving as a clerk, 
Adventist Youth Services leader and in the 
youth choir. Church members say she was 
well known for baking great pies. 

Dick Stenbakken, chaplaincy ministries 
director for the Adventist Church, reported 
that despite rumors to the contrary. Rear 
Admiral Barry Black, chief of chaplains for 
the United States Navy and an Adventist 
Church member, was not harmed in the 
attack. "Chaplain Black was away when the 
attacks occurred and is safe," Stenbakken 

Adventist Heritage Tour 2001 
October 16-21 

Some of the highlights of the tour include visiting Portland, 
f/ioine where Ellen White grew up and Ascension Rock wheie 
f'liilerites waited for Christ to return on Oct. 22, 1844 


i'or more informaiion contact: Maria Samaan 

Phone; 238-2982 or Email: 

Signup deadline Oct. 5 

I tried to keep my eyes on the road but I 
was dish^cted by the drama going on beside 
me. My passenger - a seventeen-year-old 
model - searched for the right words to try to 
explain a passion that was eating her up. 
Crouched in the passenger seat of my '83 
Datsun, her tail frame desperately wrestled 
for fitting expressions. Between glimpses of 
her rich gestures and the road. I listened to 
her dilemma. 

"I just don't know what to do witli myself. 
Sometimes I don't want to eat, I don't want to 
sleep... I just want him!" Wide eyed and per- 
plexed, I was at a loss of words. I could not 
pretend to relate. Tlie only tliought 1 could 
muster up was "man, she has got it bad." 

A couple of years passed, and when I had 
penned my affections on a special someone I 
thought I had a taste of the desire that 
seemed to have consumed her young life, 
Now it pains me to realize tiiat I still can not 
fully relate. Because the desire that burned in 
her heart was for no ordinary man. She was 
talking about Jesus. 

Jesus. How badly do you want Him? 

My fifteen-year-old brother is an atlilete in 
training. One night he explained to me an 
observation he made from the last Olympics, 
A given country with less freedom than 
America compels its athletes to compete and 

that the athletes' 

-time at the end of 
training exceed 
their best time 
swimming com- 
pletely shaven at the 
beginning of train- 
ing. But the 

utterly defeat these 
women time after 
time. The reason? 
The American 

Dioxi Martinez pelled but Swim out 

of sheer desire. 

A quiet thankful admiration \yelled up 
inside as I heard my tittie brother say. That is 
how I want to follow Him." j 

Jesus. Do you want Him like anf Olympiad 
yearns for that medal? j 

If you are saying in your head, "That is 
how 1 want to want Him," here is the secret 
Just ask. Ask and He will give you (the desire. 

If you already desire Him like that, just ask 
and He will giv? you more of Himself. 
Wlierever you are on the scale of desire, ask 
Him earnestly and incessantly and He will 
meet you where you are. He will make sure to 
lead you into a holy obsession witli His love if 
you just keep asking. I 

Chattanooga Street Ministry 
Reaches Out Downtown 

Fifteen students piled into one of 
Southern's vans last Sabbath afternoon witli 
the intention of witnessing in an unden)rivi- 
leged neighborhood but got lost on the way 

Instead, the group found themselves 
downtown near the Tennessee Aquarium. 
There they split up into groups of three, 
walked around the area handing out copies of 
Steps to Christ, while talking and praying with 

'You never know what kind of people 
you're going to bump into," said Andrea 
KunUraf, senior biology major, who helped 
plan and lead die trip. 

The trip was especially rewarding for 
Jacquie Cunningham, Kim Lawson and 
Corbin Swafford, As they were walldng down 
Market Street, the trio met a man living on 
the sfreet He told them how wonderful it was 
that young people are out sharing the good 
news of Christ on the street 

Tlie man's words touched Cunningham. 
"Maybe we were tlie only Jesus some of them 
will ever see," she said. 

However, Cunningham is quick to point 
out tliat she and her friends are new to this 
kind of ministry. "It had notliing to do witii 
what we had to say," she said, "We let God 

Various Outreach Ministries meet each 
Sabbath afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in front of 
Wrighl Hall. 

Church Schedule 

For September 29, 2001 

Tlie Tliird 
McDonald Road 

QAegE^dale Korean 

a;i](i. U::m 




Steve Arringfain 

"The Fatlier Quest" 

8:4.'->. 1 1 -.M 

Don (k'ttys 

■■IJvin«" .communion, 

8:55. 11:25 

Gwen Soster 

Regional Healdi RaUy 

9:01), llr.'JO David Hakes unknown 

9:15 II :45 Manuel Meadizabal unknown 

10:30 JeffWalper "Evangelisn 

8 The Solithern Accent 

Thursday, September 27 




Terrorist attack: Just 
reality television to us 

I'm going to go out on a limb 
here and be scandalous. I like 
going to the movies. I like the 
smell of tlie burnt popcorn and the 
creak of the door. I like the cushy 
seats and the way the lights dim and 
the whir of the projector. There is a 
special feeling that comes with 
going to the movies, something 
about leaving life behind and step- 
ping into another world for an hour 
and a half and coming out not sure 
which is true. 

And maybe that's exactly where 
the trouble is. 

1 don't like violent movies, But 
there are many "non-violent" 
movies (and television shows and 
cartoons, nowadays) where some- 
one dies. You know, they gasp, they 
groan, they clutch the hand of the 
person nearest them, they twitch, 
and then they finally die and their 
head falls to one side, 

That is not death. 

Watching so many people "die" 
has cheapened me. Watching build- 
ings explode in previews and seeing 
Jackie Chan fall from the top of a 
bamboo construction site doesn't 
bother me. It's "comedy". 

Watching the bad guy live it up 
while pulling one over on the good 
guy is expected, I've never seen a 
movie where the bad guy is hiding 
out in the desert in some third 
world country while a nation bands 
together to bring injustice down. 
There is no plot thickening, no fore- 
shadowing. It's not exciting. 

What on earth is wrong with us? 

It's not tlie movie theater. It's 
not Hollywood. And I don't believe 
it's Satan leaning over screenwriters 

at night whispering gory details into 
their dreams. 

I think if s us. 1 think we have 
allowed ourselves to be desensi- 
tized by not realizing how clear our 
minds must be. We have cheap- 
ened our culture by becoming used 
to disaster, as long as ifs on TV. 
Because we know it's not real. 

It's an actor. Someone has 
coached him on how to die effec- 
dvely. Ifs a set, and someone paid 
for it to be built just to be blown 
right up. If s computer graphics and 
someone just created a mathemati- 
cal formula that gave a visual inter- 
pretation of what looked like an 
explosion but was actually a bunch 
of little dots lighting up with a color. 
Time and again we see the results 
of special effects wizardry and don't 
even notice how real it looks. How 
real it could be. 

The eeriest thing about the 
attack on the World Trade Center 
was how unreal it seemed. It was 
just like watching a preview for the 
next Sylvester Stallone flick. And 
the detachedness of the media was 
scary as well. Have you heard the 
recording of the Hindenberg crash? 
The reporter was horrified and he 
was crying miserably. All the 
reporters I saw Uiat Tuesday were 
grim faced - but very professional. 

My question is this - how many 
Hiroshimas do we see, how many 
Hindenberg crashes do we hear, 
how many times does Pearl Harbor 
get bombed and New York City get 
attacked before it seems real? Or 
maybe, how fewer movies could we 
see, how fewer violent songs could 
we hear, how fewer comic books 
could we read - and then we would 
realize how really real it all is. 

Accent means deadlines 

Daniel Olson 



attempt to submit an article or 
annoucement to the Accent on 
Tuesday night, tlie night in which 
the Accent is finished each week. 

And normally, we have to explain 
that submitting something on 
Tuesday night just isn't possible. 
The Accent involves careful 
ome ideas thrown 
night. Here's how 
I the Accent work, 
assignmenfs life is 
normally a Monday, the day in 
which I meet with tlie section edi- 
tors to discuss what stories and fea- 
ture to include in the Aa:ENT. 

By Day 2. the section editor has 
contacted the section's respective 
reporters and given assignments. 

The reporter works on tlie arti- 
cle during the next few days, 
because the article is due on Day 5. 
On Day 4, 1 meet with the pho- 

together in oi 

the deadlines 

Day 1 of 

tographers and discuss what pic- 
tures we need for what articles. 

Articles hirned in on Day 5 need 
to be edited by Day 8. Articles are 
normally edited by the section edi- 
tor, one of the fabulous copyeditors 
and the managing editor before I 
even see it. 

On Day 7, 1 begin to use a layout 
program on tlie computer to design 
the Accent, which includes editing 
photographs and text. I spend about 
20 hours weekly staring at the 
Ac-cent on the screen. 

By Day 9. the Accent is 
designed and the copyeditors, man- 
aging editor and I have looked over 
the Accent to make sure it is 
devoid of errors. We have to make 
sure all pictures, headlines and cap- 
tions match the article. 

On Day 10, the Accent is deliv- 
ered to Dalton, Ga., where the 
Accent is published. 

And on Day 11, you can hold in 
your hands the efforts of our work. 

The Accent reminds you that most people in the 
United States consider themselves American. 



Thumbs Up on the construction on University 
Drive, wliich is actually getting done. The road looks 
better, the sidewalks are visible and there are no hor- 
rendous jolts between Thatcher SouUi and the cross- 
walk. Much better. 

Thumbs Down on the ban on televisions in tiie 
dorms. Andrews University allows TVs in dorm rooms, 
and after all, Andrews has a statue so we're getting one 
too, why not TV as well? And two thumbs down on the 
dorms are using the same rule book, but not applying 
It equally by letting Talge residents have televisions 
with a video game system, but not Thatcher or 
Thatcher South. 

Thumbs Up on Sen. Fred Thompson speaking od I 
campus. The best part is, he contacted Soutlitm! Hi I 
conting here showed that our government is ialerfit I 
ed in what young adults in our country care about am | 
proved how important it is for us to be involved. 

Thumbs Down on the closing of the f~ ' I 
Grundset room in the student center last week. Cow | 
on, people! Vfe're in college now. Lefs clean up "f 
ourselves, instead of leaving trash all over die pla 
Next thing you know, they wiU take die sail sli*« | 
away again. 

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The Southern Accent 9 

B reaking d own walls of judgment Married four times 


"Who is THAT hot guy??" 

I work in a caf^. Since all we do 
there is people-watch and make 
lattes, it's not unusual for one of my 
co-workers to notice, and comment 
on. an attractive member of the 
opposite sex. 

However, the person who made 
that comment to me is a male. 

OK. hold on. This guy just told 
me that another male is hot 


I stood there, coffeepot in hand. 
incredulous. For a split second. I 
thought I must have heard him 

As he stood there with a smile on 
his face, I tried to recover from what 
I had just heard. 

I guess ifs a form of culture 
^liock for me to work with not one, 
but t\vo homosexual males, a pagan 
and a few atheists. If someone had 
toid me this ahead of time. I'm not 
sure what kind of preconceived idea 
I would have formed before I ever 
met these people. 

I'd like to think that it would not 
have fazed me. 

But the truth is, it would have. In 
ihe world of Coliegedale, there 

t many pagans. 
I like to think of myself as a well- 
awareKjf-the-world kind of girl. I cer- 
tainly don't like to think that Tm 
naive, or live in a bubble, or any of 

the other tilings that 
come with being a Christian. 

I have a lesbian aunt, a few alco- 
holic uncles and my parents go to 
the movies. 1 mean, really— with 
that kind of background how could 
I ever be judgmental? 

The truth is, I am judgmental. 
And so are you. 

I'm sad to say I've lived my 
whole life thinking that I am so 
aware and so not judgmental . . . 

But I'm going to face reality. The 
reality is, I have never had the 
opportunity to be around people my 
own age that had such different 
views of life— until now. 

1 believe strongly in my faith. 1 
definitely do not condone actions 
that go against God. But I do believe 
that actions and the people who per- 
form the actions are two separate 

Some of you might find tliis hard 
to believe, but none of my co-work- 
ers have "666" tattooed on their 

I never knew I was so shockable. 
Actually I'm finding that 1 never 
knew a lot of things. 

1 feel lucky because this experi- 
ence opened my eyes to how blind 
we can be as Christians. Judging 
someone because of his or her 
beliefs, background or sexual pref- 
erence puts up a wall. 

People ask me if I am a witness. 
1 don't know. I'm beginning to real- 
ize that sometimes, it's the people 
that supposedly need to be wit- 
nessed to that teach me sometliing 

Experiencing and thinking senioritis 

Kristen Stagg 

Something scary happened to 
le the other day. An underclass- 
lan and 1 were conversing, rather 
inocently. about the terrors 
involved in surviving classes like 
3gy and chemistry You know, 
those important classes that us 
nerds have to master so we can get 
into the respective medical program 
e choose (forthoseofyou whoare 
I just taking those classes for the 
heck of it I apologize, you're nerds 
and shouldn't be left out!). This 
particular freshman, no doubt real- 
izing that I am a senior biology 
major who just might be able to 
htip him with some minor difficulty 
he was having, hauled out and 
asked me a question! And 1 didn't 
know the answer 

OK, don't panic, I thought it's 
not the end of the world (nervous 
smile). If I have learned anything in 
college, it is the art of baloney 
Somewhere in the artfully con- 
structed reply I gave him, I'm sure 
We came near the real answer at 
least once, right? 

But it hit me then. I am a senior. 
Don't get me wrong. Getting out 
won't be half bad (major understate- 
ment that is slightly dampened by 
the fact that I still have years to go), 
but there's a certain fear I have of 

expectations and my ovm inadequa- 
cy. People expect me to know stuff 
now. After all. I'll have a college 
degree. A real-live-four-year-you- 

better-remember-this-sEuff bache- 
lor's degree! So a logical individual 
wouldn't be too far gone to expect 
me to demonsU^te a little basic 
knowledge now and then. 

It's scary. I just spent the last 
four years in a harried frenzy of 
genetics, entomology (bugs, to the 
layman), and immunology, but what 
do I really know about life? As much 
as I love my teachers I don't think 
breeding flies and chasing every 

bug on campus has prepared me for 
tlie real world. 

Now brace yourself. What if col- 
lege isn't necessarily just about sta- 
tistics and calculus, economics and 
accounting, the muscles of the fore- 
arm and the life cycle of the luna 
moth? In theory I should remember 
basic facts important to my chosen 
major (and ideally those that will 
help me in med school), but that 
shouldn't be all the learning I take 
when I join the big bad world. In 
fact maybe thaf s really only a small 
part of my education. 

College is about life. Maybe it is 
life - super-concentrated social 
mitrocosm though it may be. In col- 
lege we're faced with life's basic 
challenges of getting ourselves to 
classes and appointments, maintain- 
ing a place of our own and learning 
to deal with all kinds of people, witli- 
out mommy or daddy around when 
we mess up. 

I think differently about a lot of 
new and different tiiuigs. I have a 
different perspective on die worid 
around me. I am a different person 
than when I started school four 
years ago. I've learned the stuff Uiat 
really counts. It's OK if I can't 
remember some obscure detail 
from a class I took three years ago. 
Who really cares what phylum 
starfish belong to anyway? 

1 have been married four times in 
the past 12 years. None of Uie cere- 
monies were in a church, no preach- 
ers were involved, and I never wore 
a white dress. But each marriage 
was a memorable experience all tlie 

It all started when I was six, and 
I got married to my best friend 
Jordan! We were inseparable; we 
belonged together One summer 
day at the swing set we put our 
child-like love into action and said 
our vows, For our honeymoon, we 
took a trip on the swings. We 
repeated tliis t\vice more during tlie 
summer Since tlien, Jordan and I 
have grown apart He lives in 
Nebraska now, and I haven't talked 
to him in months. 

My most recent marriage was 
last year. For a history assignment, 
our class was required to act out 
skits depicting colonial life in 
America. In our skit my friend Jill 
(who played John) and I got mar- 
ried. After spending four years of 
high school with her, we were great 
friends. But just as Jordan and I 
grew apart Jill and I also went our 
separate ways. I haven't seen her 
since graduation, and I don't know 
when I will see her again. 

All of my "spouses" were good 
friends before matrimony. In many 
ways, friendship is like a marriage 
relationship. If it's going to last you 
have to spend time togellier. You 
have to like the person, have similai' 
interests and be genuinely con- 

cerned about them 

Friendship comes in many forms 
at many different points in our life. 
and each friendship is important to 
us in a different way. Jordan was my 
first and best childhood friend. He 
will always hold a dear place in m' 
heart. Jill was my high scho< 
friends and I will r 

friendship. Now that I am in college, 
I am making friends all over again. 
Each day I meet new people, 
each day my friendships grow, and 
each day I feel more at home. And 
perhaps, witli God's help. I will meet 
my true marriage partner while I 

Proud to call America "home " 


T applies to Southern 
students only. 

Delivery closes at 1 1 p.r 

Large Pizza 

fflAu IS 

Better Ingredients. 
Better Pizza. 


Timothy Shives 

In the course of my short life- 
time. 1 heard only of our country's 
problems and what it should be. 
Only in the light of recent U-agedies. 
did I ever hear gratitude or appreci- 
ation for what America stands for. 
Yet despite all criticisms, America 
remains tlie only counfry 1 deem 
worthy to call my own. 

Nowhere am I as free to voice my 
opinion as in America. Wlien I do 
not agree with the policies of my 
counti-y's leaders, I have tile right 
and obligation to publicly voice my 
thoughts wiUiout tiie fear of perse- 
cution from on high. This has led to 
the development of a society whose 
members are citizens, not subjects, 
and arc able to play direct and indi- 
rect roles in the governing of Uieir 

Another attribute that I love 
about America is its Constitution, 
The French. Italians, Japanese, and 
many other great states had to 
rewrite their governing documents 
to accommodate the b-ansition of 
times through wars and revolutions. 

However, our Constitution is dif- 
ferent We have a living, breathing 
document able to peacefully adapt to 
the changes of time. Our 
Constitution shows tiie foresight of 
our country's Founding Fathers and 
will continue to protect our way of 
life as long as we continue to believe 
in it 

However, the greatest devotion 

to my country stems from the dee 
dom to determine my own de^ iiy. 
In no otlier place on Earth am I ble 
to rise to my full potential as 1 a i in 
America- With tiie right attitu 1 
can rise up to be whatever laspii to 
become. I am also able to serv ny 
God as dictated by my own fre< n- 

When I look to the broader . .■-■vj 
of my country, I am able to ^ee 
beyond what the pessimist see.' 

I see beyond the rising c ne 
rate, beyond the pollution of cr 
industiialization, beyond the break- 
down of family values and die moral 



I am able t 
blessed beyond imagination, a 
nation whose inhabitants have the 
ability to make the most of life. 

1 see a wealtii of beauty, and a 
land that has been touched b- the 
hand of God. From the sands ol the 
Gulf to the shores of California, 
from the windings of the Missis'^ippi 
to the rushing torrents o' he 
Colorado, from the high, cool Iti- 
ludes of the Rockies md 
Appalachians to tiie grassy plaif ; of 
the Midwest our counfry dec jres 
an eternal testament to the i. 'a(- 
ness of its Creator. 

So hail America, the most b ,uti- 
ful counti-y on Eartii. Tlie only 
country I am proud to call "home." 



Thursday, Septe mbe^ 




Townsend previews the big event: All-Night Softball 

Coach Benge picks Team Wilhelm as his darkhorse in All-Night Softball Tournament that starts Saturday night 

Some call it parity. 1 call it 
Ground Zero, the leveled playing 
field on which the teams in each 
Softball division starts anew each 
year. This time last year, nobody 
was predicting Nudd and Martin in 
the final— which is exactly why 
everybody should have been think- 
ing Nudd and Martin. Who will it be 
this year? Talge and Colburn? 
Dunkel and Lopez? The beauty of 
All-Night Softball is that every team 
has hope. That hope is what keeps 
every team's competitive fire burn- 
ing up until the final out of their sec- 
ond loss. 

When All-Night Softball com- 
mences this Saturday night at 8:30 
pm, 15 men's teams will be battling 
for top honors as well as seven 
women's teams. Fields , B and C, as 
well as two fields at Collegedale 
Academy will be in use. Tlie men's 
Division I and Division II teams will 
be combined into one division for 
the tournament. Their final 
win/loss record will determine 
each team's seeding. 

With the seeding still up in the 
air, each team has hopeftilly solidi- 
fied its batting order and defensive 
assignments. The challenge now is 
to gain a competitive edge in any 
way possible. Whether U be a large 
cheering section of beautiful ladies 
(WaiTown), $600 bats (Dunkel), or 
sharp looking uniforms (Talge), 
each team will need that extra 
something if it wants to last well into 
the night Here is an in-depth look 

at my new Power Rankings going 
into the tournament. 

1. Team Nudd (7-1) 

You will be hard pressed to find 
any weaknesses on this team. 
These defending champs have all 
the tools necessary to become 
back-to-back winners. This team 
makes it a family affair whenever 
they take the field. Brothers 
Brandon, Tabor and Garrett Nudd 
form an imposing triumvirate and 
have led their team to the top of 
Division I, Kevin Kerby has made a 
name for himself with his defensive 
prowess at shortstop and his ability 
to hit the ball out of the park. Matt 
Nafie, a hard hitter and rock-solid 
defender, provides valuable veteran 
leadership. With deep threats 
Richard Hickam and Wes Hall occu- 
pying the middle of the lineup, 
there is no doubt that Team Nudd is 
the team to beat. When asked about 
his team's chances on Saturday 
night, Brandon Nudd replied, '^e 
are just going to go out there and 
have some fun. I just hope we don't 
have to play Talge because that 
team is stacked!" 

2. Team Dunkel (7-2) 

You can describe this team in 
two words, "long gone." With 
expensive bats and powerful 
swings, this team has positioned 
itself to be a serious threat in the 
tournament After all, they are the 
only team to have beaten Team 
Nudd this season. Almost every 
man on the team is a home run 
threat Jeff BadiUo could hit a home 
run with his eyes closed, Jim 

Aumack, Eric Dunkel and Rob 
Howell are all big hitters who help 
back opposing outfielders to the 
fences. The only way to beat this 
team is to prevent runners fi-om get- 
ting on base. The home runs cannot 
be prevented but a solo home run 
hurts a lot less than a 3-run blast 
Look for this team to "go deep" into 
the tournament 

3. Team Reeves (6-3) 

This team has been fairly consis- 
tent all year. After losing their open- 
er to Team Dunkel, they went on to 
win five of their next six games 
before stumbling against Team 
Churchill, a Division II team. With 
sound defense and opportune hit- 
ting, this team has shown why they 
should be considered a threat on 
Saturday night Led by team captain 
Cory Reeves, a sound shortstop, 
the defense on this team has few 
holes. Rick Schwarz has proven to 
be a valuable addition to this team 
with his leadership and clutch hit- 
ting. Bryce Reading, one of the 
fastest players in the league, is 
always a threat to score if he gets on 
base. TTiis team will be a definite 
threat if it can string together a few 
wins early on in the tournament 

4. Team Wilhelm (6-3) 

This team was picked by intra- 
mural director Bob Benge to take 
the tournament "Out of the top 
four. I like Team Wilhelm. They are 
feisty," he said. With such an 
esteemed endorsement there is no 
reason why Team Wilhelm can't 
turn some heads this Saturday 
night. This team plays tough 

Cincinnati has won their first two 
games of the season. The last time 
they did that was 1995. S;in Diego 
has won twice the number of games 
they won last year! Meanwhile, the 
Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee 
Titans are winiess. It will be an 
uphill batde for both teams to make 
it to the playoffs. 

Atlanta (1-1) at Ariiona (0-1) 

Tlie batUe of tlie birds will be tlie 
weak game of the week Mike 
Vick will get even more playing 
time this week. News Flash to Chris 
Chandler: They are phasing you 

Pick: Atlanta 

Cincinnati (2-0) at San Diego (2-0) 
Who would have thought tliat 
these two teams would be at the top 
of their division even at the second 
week? This might sound crazy but 
it's my game of the week. 
Pick: San Diego 

Cleveland (1-1) at Jacksonx iile (2-0) 

The Browns got their lirst win 
last week, thanks to the arm of 

Lions quarterback Ty Detmer. who 
threw seven interceptions. The 
Browns won't have it so easy this 
week with Mark Brunell. 
Pick: Jacksonville 

Green Bay (2-0) at Carolina (1-1) 
Brett Favre will take these 
young Carolina Panthers to school. 
Everyone thought it was something 
great for Carolina to beat Minnesota 
in Week 1. but the Vikings can lose 
week in and week out. 
Pick: Green Bay 

Pittsburgh (0-1) at Buffalo (0-2) 
The Steelers have had two 
weeks off to work on a way to beat 
the Bills. 1 think that is more than 
enough time to figure that put 
Watch for Kordell Stewart to have a 
break out game that will silence the 
critics for at least another week. 
Pick: Httsburgh 

Kansas City (0-2) at Washinfiton 

Someone needs to tell these two 
teams that the regular season has 
started, unless tliey are trying to 
get the first round draft pick for 
next year. 

Pick: Washington 

defense and they have some good 
place-hitters. With the likes of Chris 
Wilhelm, Adam Brown, Steve 
Baughman and Shavmessey Cargile 
filling out the lineup, there is no 
doubt that this is a feisty bunch. 

5. Team WaiTown (5-4) 
This team's season has gone up 

and down. Three of the team's loss- 
es were by two runs or less. In the 
past four games, opposing teams 
have averaged only three runs 
against a stingy defense that has 
been more than stellar. With AJ. 
Stagg and Matt Janetzko hitting the 
ball well in front of them, Donnie 
Miller and Andrew Rahm have been 
steady RBI producers all season. 
Considered to be one of the more 
confident/cocky teams in the 
league, Team Wartown will have to 
awaken the slumping bats toward 
the bottom of their batting order if 
they want to compete with the top 
teams. When asked about his 
team's chances Saturday night, 
Donnie Miller said, "Sure, we have 
stimibled and lost focus as of late, 
but our squad has the firepower to 
wreak havoc on any team we 
encounter. We are defensively and 
offensively sound and come 
Saturday night we won't be getting 
much sleep! We will not be denied." 

6. Team Money (5-3) 

With four straight wins, this 
team has turned it on at the right 
time. Led by Jared Tliurmon and 
Charily Pak, Team Money is ready 
to take it to the bank on Saturday 
night If there is one thing you can . 
say about this team, they are not 

I great position to be a 

quittere. They play hard u„m«^ 
last out and it has benefited thS^ 
rmghdly m several close s^^ 
With gritty play from ^s^ 
Hackleman and Bryce Fisch 
Team Money has ' ' ' 

selves i 
sleeper in the tournament 

7. Team Colburn (3-5) 
Underachievers throughout 1 

most of the season, this team b I 
suffered some tough losses thai I 
might have been wins if luck had I 
gone their way This team has one I 
of the best infields in the league led I 
by third baseman Justin Freed and I 
shortstop Chris Corbett It is hard I 
to get an infield hit wifli these tfl 
gold-glovers in the way. Jon I 
Colburn and Allan Nielson head a I 
lineup of hard hitters who have the I 
potential to score a lot of runs. 
think we have a good team as lo 
as we live up to our potential," s 
Chad Stuart "We just need lo i 
our heads more." 

8. Team Brown (4-5) 
What can you say about tl 

team? On paper this team looks I 
very strong, but on the field the I 
team looks lost You can't count oU I 
any team with Royce Brown on it, I 
however. His competitive drive sil | 
push his team to a higher level m 
Saturday night Look for an earlj 
upset by this team. Kevin Johnsoo I 
said about his team's chances, IT! | 
have been playing well lately, butm 
still make enough stupid mistakes j 
that we will be out by 9 

See Softball, p. Hi 



Baltimore (1-1) at Denver (2-0) 
The Broncos are bucking their 
way through the season. Watch for 
them to give the Ravens a ride 
through Mile High. "Nevermore " 
cry the Ravens, who will drop their 
second game of the young season 
Pick: Denver 

Indianapolis (2-0) at New 
England (0-2) 

Indy scored 42 points last week 
as Manning threw four touchdoivns 
and ran one in himself. The only 

n °™I, '?'"" *' P^W"'^ had, 
Urew Bledsoe got knocked out last 

week. Look for Indy to St 

than 60 points this week! 

Pick: Indianpolis 

New Orleans (1-0) 
Giants (1-1) 

This is the Giants' first game at 
home since the terrorist attack on 
New York City. This will be an emo- 
tional game for them. The noise will 
make it hard for the young offense 
of the Saints to gel in the waning 
minutes of the game 

Pick: N.Y. Giants 

Seattle (1-1) at Oakland (1-1) 

Seattle has scored a total of 12 
points. Watch for Trent Differ to get 
his first minutes of playing time 
smce the Super Bowl if the 
Seahawks don't score by the third 

Pick: Oakland 

Tampa Bay (1-0) at Minnesota 


The Vikings have lost then- last 
tivo games, the offense isn't coming 
together, and the defense isn't sure 
what's going on. 

Pick: Tampa Bay 

Miami (2-0) at St. Louis (2-0) 

Can the Dolphins stand up 10^1 
Rams' Kurt Warner and ManUI 
Faulk? Can the Rams keepjSl 
Fielder fi-om running the ball i>»l 
the end zone? Upset of the We4| 

Pick: Miami 

DaUas (0-2) at Philadelphia (I'l 
Eagles' running back U^I 
Staley bruised and partially sep»l 
ed his shoulder last week, bul"! 
Philly offense has l"° ""J 
weapons. Sorry, Jerry Jones, »'^| 
yet another loss a smile ev« | 
1 think about the Cowboys los*! 

Pick: Philly 
San Francisco (l-l)atN-I'l | 

'The Jets will be P'^f'!"^* 
week, as the Niners are tne 

Record last week: M 
Season Record: 21-S 

tim major who can I "' ja* 
but his overall record am ^^^ 

this week! 

Calendar of Events 



1 la Convocation, Manny Ojeda (Church) 

Lunch Free Body Fat Testing 

7p Clown Ministiies (Seminar Room m Student Center) 

8p COMICS (Lynn Wood HaU) 


At Your Service departs for (iCA 
7p CL\ (Gospel Chapel) 

7p Sunset 

7p Evangelism Seminar (Pierson Chapel) 

8p Vespers, Steve Arrington (Church) 


9a Collegedale Church Service 

10:15a The Third, Steve Arrington (lies) 

10:15a Sometiiing Else Sabbath School (Student Center) 

11:30a CoUegedale Church Service 

1 :45p FLAG Camp (Wright Hall) 

2:30p ChambUss Home (Wright HaU) 

7p Evensong (Church) 

8p All Night Softijall (SoftbaU Fields) 


7p Orchestra/Organ Concert (Church) 

*Convocation credit given 



5;30-8:30p Appointments with Dr. Tom Smith (See Announcement) 

Tuesday, October 2 

8-12p Appointments with Dr. Tom Smith (See Announcement) 


Wednesday, October 3 

3p Muslim and Christian relations. Dr. James Catanzaro 


*Convocation credit given 

Thiusday, October 4 

11a Convocation, Ruthie Jacobsen (Church) 

Softb all 

Division D teams will need to 
5ttp up their play considerably if 
^^y want to compete in the tourna- 
"I'-nL Only two Division II teams. 
T'raiTi Talge and Team ChurchiU. 
managed to beat Division I teams. It 
'^ "c secret that in every tourna- 
'^^nl. there are always a few sleep- 
^r> that catch a better team by sur- 
Pnse. When asked who he thought 
might pose a threat to higher seeds 


PRAXIS 1 and 2 
Application Deadline: Oct. 3 
Test Date: Nov. 19 

ACT EXAM: T^e next testing date is 
Friday. Oct. 5 at 8 a.m. This \v\]\ be tlie last 
testing date for approximately six weeks. Call 
the Counseling Center at #2782 to sign up. 


GO! Tlie ASEANS (Southern's Asian Club) 
are planning to go to Six Flags on Oct 7. 
200L It's only $23 per person (compared to 
regular price, $39). You can sign up at tlie 
dorms and online at http://aseans.south- 

FREE CONCERT: On Sunday, Sept. 30 at 
7:30 p.m.. tlie Soutliern Adventist University 
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Laurie K. 
Redmer, will present a concert featuring 
organist Judy Glass. The program will include 
the "Cockaigne Overture" by Sir Edward 
Elgar, "Organ Concerto in E flat minor" by 
American composer Horatio Parker and the 
"Symphony No. 8 in G major" by Antonin 
Dvorak. The concert is free and open to tlie 
public. Convocation credit will be given. 

LOOKING for Christian values-based 
graduate/professional program in English or 
post-masters education? Dr. Tom Smith of La 
Sierra University in Riverside. Calif, will be on 
campus Monday, Oct. 1 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 
and Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m.-Noon. 
Contact Pam Dietrich at #2814 to schedule a 
15 minute appointment 


Campus Ministries has three of Doug 
Batchelor's books on sale in the Campus 
Ministries office: Vte Richest Caveman ($5), 
How to Survive and Thrive in Church ($5), 
and To See the Kitig: Seven Steps to Salvation 

BODY FAT TESTING: Student Wellness 
will be sponsoring a FREE body fat test in the 
cafeteria during lunch on Thursday, SepL 27. 
Come by and be evaluated. 

available of Doug Batchelor's Week of Prayer 
sermons in the McKee Library media center. 
Contact Frank DiMemmo at #2727, 

ING WOMEN'S GIFTS: Oct. 4-7 in 
Baltimore and Washington D.C. This 19th 

annual conference of the Association of 
Adventist Women is featuring dynamic speak- 
ers like Cyntliia Prime and Brenda Buliingy. 
There will also be workshops for reaching tiie 
secular mind, how to interpret scripture with 
insight and integrity, stages of faitii and more. 
Tlie conference will also feahire exciting sUiff 
by and for young adults. The conference is 
free for students. For more information, con- 
tact Penny Wlieeler at 301-39S4120 or email 
at pwheeler@rhpa,org. 

TRIATHLON: Cohutta Springs Triathlon 
will be held on Oct 7. 2001 at 12:30 p.m. 
Registration forms can be picked up in Kari 
Shultz's office. The deadline for early regis- 
ti^tion is Sept 28. 

NATURALLY SEVEN A Capelia group 
from New York will perform in the gym at 
7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8. Double convo- 
cation credit vrill be given. 

THANK YOU: On behalf of Daniel 
Eisele's family and friends, tliank you to all 
who offered to sacrifice your time and ener- 
gies to help Daniel stay in school. He has 
decided to leave, however, so we won't need 
to utilize your assistance. Thank you once 

TIONS; Dr. James L Catanzaro, President of 
Chattanooga State Technical Community 
College, will serve as moderator of a panel 
discussion regarding Muslim and Christian 
relations in times of crisis. This event will 
occur on Tuesday, Oct 2 at 3:30 p.m. in tiie 
Collegedale Church. Convocation credit will 
be given. 

ViewSouthern event for the 13 Southern 
Union academies and tiieir seniors is set for 
Sunday, Sept. 30 through Tuesday, Oct 2. 

Southern is ready to host nearly 600 
guests as they explore their college choices 
and experience life on a college campus. We 
encourage all Soutiiern students to befriend 
someone for tiie two evenings our guests will 
be here, and sign someone up to stay witii 
you in the residence halls. For your planning, 
thfe only time the seniors will be in the cafete- 
ria is Sunday supper and Tuesday breakfast 
Thanks for your patience and cheerful sup- 

The Campus Chatter now appears weekly in the SOUTHERN ACCENT. 

in the tournament Dr. Bob Benge 
named Team Talge and Team Wright 
The fact tiiat each batter only 
faces one pitch plays to an advan- 
tage for the weaker teams." Benge 
said. -I think some of tiie lower 
seeds are going to make the higher 
seeds very aggravated. You have to 
take everyone serious in this tour- 
nament One loss might mean tiiat 
you will have to play up to four 

games in a row. Then fatigue starts 
to play a big factor." 

The Women's Division tourna- 
ment vAl] be an exciting one tiiis 
year. Returning champs Fulnett 
look to be the favorite again. 
However. Team's Degrave. 
Christensen. and Guzman all pose 
credible threats to Team Fulnett's 
tide. When asked about his take on 

the women's field. Dr. Benge said, be a fun tournament to watch ; 

"I tiiink it will be between Fulnett tiiese teams all go head to head. 
and Degrave. I like Team Good luck to all tiie teams c 

Thorenson as a sleeper. They have Saturday night! Ill see you on ti 

a lot of good ballplayers. Team field. 
Guzman could be a spoiler. They 
bring big crowds to tiieir games 



the othe 

teams." From what I've seen, these 
women all play hard and are not 
afraid to get down and dirty, ft will 

Thursday, September ; 


Whining toward a better tomorrow 

Humor editor strives to get along with the entities of Southern 

Fun with a fire drill 

Dennis Mayne 

Humor Columnist 

Rob York 

iK Editoh 

I would like to start off by 
mending those of you who've made 
the decision to serve on the SA 
Senate. It's not an easy process to 
go through - getting a petition, buy- 
ing your friends Thursday lunch so 
they'll sign your petition and then 
go through all the stress of running 
against yourself in the elections. 

It would be easy for me to just 
devote this article to cracking on 
the Senate, y'know? I could talk 
about how hard it is to accomplish 
things, how easy it is to become 
slack after a couple of months and 
how your constituents will just com- 
plain about things that can't be 
done, but my boss . . . (Attention: 
Rob's about to suck up) Daniel 
Olson, showing wisdom that far sur- 
passes his almost 23 years (and he 

doesn't look a day over 20!), says ^^no were nere lasi scuiksici nave 
that its important at this point of the probably been interested in what 1 

year to strengUien the Accent 
relationships with the rest of 
Southern's entities. 

I tell you. it's decisions like these 
that make a good leader. We're all 
blessed to have an editor like Dan. 
Good old Dan. Dan the Man. Daniel 
the Manual, 

(Attention: Tlie sucking up is 
now complete.) vice Den iviarun. jusi u; 

Those of you on Senate should alone, you know that he'„ ^^ 
feel blessed. You are working with a g great leader. After all, his 
great team, Brandon Nudd, your sake did help turn the tide of the 

less prestigious. I mean, youve got 
the legendary composer Handel s 
descendant Albert as parliamentan- 
an (even though he changed it to 
Handal for no apparent reason), 
Robyn Kerr in public relations and 
Carla Mallernee serving as commu- 
nications director. 

I want to challenge those of you 
on Senate to stay focused and 
accomplish the tasks at hand. 
Fortunately, you won't deal with all 
of the same frustrations that we did 
last year. It can be difficult to main- 
tain your focus all year long when a 
starring revelation three months 
into the job leaves you muttering 
the same question to yourself over 
and over again: "What do you mean 
I'm not getting paid!?" I really want 
to congratulate Bokich and Nudd 
for coming up with the revolution- 
ary idea that "Hey. people might 
actually be more inspired to work if 
here last semester have they get monetary rewards for it" 

___ : .„J L„ ...l,.» 1 ^^^^^ ^11 jjp 3 Jq, of fun for 

Last Wednesday, Talge Hall had 
a fire drill at midnight. I think it was 
just an excuse to take check more 
times than usual. Once at 11:15, 
another one outside and one more 
back in the dorms. 

The guys on my floor, 3rd East, 
had to meet at the faculty parkmg 
lot or forfeit 200 clams Now, I 
know sometmies guys are not the 

have to say about Manny's tenure tj^ose of you who take the ^.^^ i^- 

so far. I just want to state, for the g^t to know the people you repre- 

record, that Manny and I share a sent 

mutual respect I can't speak for After you deal with the initial 

him but I respect Manny for all of formalities of explaining why you 

^iinuHnrr rpacnnc- — •( change the rules to get VCRs 

the following i 


Those of you on the SA social 
committee will interact with Social 
Vice Ben Martin. Just by his name 

BFCdi LCdiu, uimiuuH L-.UUU, ,uu, saKe aia neip mrn me nae oi ...v one uimg mat maae ii au worui 

president is an especially inspired Revolutionary War through his ^hile: that snappy green polo shirt 

figure. 1 was fortunate enough to guerrilla tactics and also at the 

work with him on the Republican battle of Yorktown. despite the fact 

rliih la<it vpar Mavhe somedav. if tUr.i iv.^ ^,ai ^,ai n^t.- i,;iu^ w,- i,.,^ 

worn wiui null uii uic ivcijuuiii-*iii battle ot Yorktown. despite 
club last year. Maybe someday, if that the evil, evil Brits killed 

you're good, I'll whisper in your ear -^^^ r._^.." ,.._ 

how Brandon helped Bush win 
Tennessee in tlie 2000 election. 

Then there's your Executive 
Vice, Manny Bokich. Those of you 

.J the dorm or allow shorts in class, 
even more interesting dialogue will 
open up. I especially enjoyed "So 
what ARE you good for?" 

But don't worry, after all that I 
went through last year, there was 
thing that made it all worth 

with my I 

_. ._ *TTie Patriot" 
movie, wasn't it? I tell you, movie 
are so much better when they'r 
based on historical fact 

The appointed SA officers are n 

[ paranoid 

Just because you're m 
doesn't mean Rob York, senior com- 
munications major, isn't out to get 

brightest crayons in the box, but I'm 
pretty sure we can use what brains 
we have and put one foot in front of 
the other enough times to get our- 
selves out of a burning building 
without being tested in the middle 
of the night. Maybe they know 
we're not the sharpest tool m the 
shed.. .why? Why? Because we're 
flinging out two grand a month to 
the nice lady behind the cashier in 
Wright Hall! 


ulty parkmglot? Tlie parking Iot?«, 
Talge IS ablaze, I believe I'd J 
myself to the swimming pool inT I 
gym. "'^I 

It was fun for the mos 
though When else can you s31 
half-naked outside holding a gutjr I 
with a Mend on banjo sing! 
blues at half past midnight? 

Here's what I'm going to do nea I 
time: When I get word that there's \ 
going to be a fire drill, I'm going fo L 
a long shower. That way, when the I 
alarm goes off, I'll just gn 
towel and run outside to the p; 
lot. After I get on check, I'll just tafe I 
a quick sprint around the school I 
wearing nothing but a towel, 
says that wouldn't be fun? How's I 
that for a bonding experience? 
OK, enough with the fire drill 
Kudos to the blonde girl tla 
made my slush drink the other dsjl 
There wasn't even one chunk of ial 
in the bottom of the cup. Don't yosi 
hate that, when you are slurpii^'l 
down a mango slush and an iceberfl 
gets lodged in the bottom of ycmj 
straw? You take about sev. 
on that straw, your face turns pufi 
pie, your eye starts twitching, ^m 
people watching CNN start to g^l 
somewhere in the distance a ' ' 
starts crying, sinister music 
playing fi"om somewhere, a 
cloud appears over your heaiaoil 
you give up. huri the S2.25 slush if 
the can and make your way tc ■■•" 
padded cell. 

Oh? You think it can't happeuBi 
you? rU have you to know emW 
eight minutes in America, sonieM!| 
gets a piece of ice lodged inlotyi 
straw and they evenhialiy gomW 

Dennis Mayne is a sophomore P<^1 
journalism major from »/^| 
doesn't normally pay for /'« ^| 
drinks in clams. 

Rob York chats with SA president Brandon Nudd 


Mth Rob York 

This week, humor editor Rob 
York sal dovm with SA president 
Brandon Nudd and talked with 
him about last year's election, his 
underwear and his future. 

Rob: Why do you think people 
\ voted for you last year? 

BN: 1 think, because they 
enjoyed the plans that I had for 
this year. 

Rob: Are you sure the gap in 
your teeth had nothing to do with 


BN: I'm pretty j 

Rob: 1 mean, don't you 
think there was anyone out 
there who thought, 
"Brandon and David. 
They're botli good guys, but 
that Brandon sure is a 

BN: No. 1 don't think so. 

Rob: If you could be any 

of history's dictators, who 

would you be? 

BN: Dale Earnhardt when he 

was around he ruled the South. 

Rob: Have the people at AIA 
reserved you a parking space 

BN: No...we fly every year. 
Rob: Are you going to be 
bored out of your mind come 

BN: No. ..can't imagine why. 
Rob: What are you going to do 
with yourself if you're not run- 
ning for something? 

BN: 1 will probably be sched- 
uling time with a shrink for with- 


Rob: What kind of job are you 
looking for after college? 

BN: Race NASCAR, just kid- 
ding. Something with great 
potential for growth, something 
within the health care industry. 

Rob: Does the idea of working 
with grouchy old people appeal to 

BN: They have a lot of wisdom 
to impart on us younger fellers 
Rob How bout those Vols? 
BN: Thevre a good school 
with a great sports program but 
Southern could kick em in the 

Rob How "bout that national 
debt? Do you think Mellie Chen 
has the answer' 

BN Wouldn t surpn^e me 
Rob I ve heard that her mck 
name around the SA office is 
Greenspan Can you confirm 

BN No her nickname is 

Crouching Tiger (Hidden 

Rob: NBA or NCAA? 

BN: NBA, now that Michael 
Jordan is back. 

Rob: Boxers or briefs? 

BN: I'd rather not 

Rob: Manny or Rob? 

BN: 1 really have no comment 

Rob: Well done, a good politi- 
knows what question to 

Top Ten New bio 
at Southern _Jv^"'l 

10. The Communicaaons Club 

"Money Isn't EverythmS- 

"But It Sure Is Nice. 
8. Marketing and Enrollmenl Serine 

"Give Bietz a Chance. 
7. Shident Finance ^ jf, 

"When We Get Mad, You 

More Zeros." 
6. Dean Magers 


5. The Cafeteria Time." 

"We'll Get You Next T.U.'' 

4. The Student Association ^^vUl 

"Seriously, the Yearbook | 

On Time." jg, 

3. The School of Visual Art &/;„> 
•TTie Scariest Part of B"^ 

Since 1998." 

2. The Shident Handbook 

"Oh No You Don t. 
1. Southern Advenlist Universe 

Bankrupt Your PW""' ■ 

Collegedale Church nixes tithe plan Page 2 

SOUTHERN Mayor Johnson brings new Ideas Page 3 


The Southern Accent 



Volume 57, Issue 5 

Team Reeves prevails in All-Night Softball 

Team Reeves bounced back from an early defeat to sweep Team Nudd in the finals. Me 
Jeff Morris, Chadd Watkins, Mace Higgins, Cory Reeves (capcain) and Micah Horinouc 
Bryct- Reading. Rick Schwarz. Ryan Irwin, Jason Griffin and Scocr Watson. 

Team DeGrave wins 
women's championship 

With their typically stingy defense and a 
nevrfound offense, Team Reeves beat Team 
Nudd twice to win the Men's All-Night 
Softball Championship on Saturday night. 
After losing to Team Nudd 2-1 earlier in the 
night, Team Reeves stormed through the 
loser's bracket to reach the finals and avenge 
their loss. 

With the clock showing 4:30 a.m. and the 
temperature hovering in the low 40s, a lively 
crowd of about 55 people watched as the first 
pitch of the championship game was thrown. 

In the first inning, Jeff Morris started the 
jLjame for Team Reeves with a deep fly ball to 
llie outfield fence for a triple. A hard ground 
ball hit by Jason Griffin was enough to score 
line first run of the game. With the score in 
(heir favor 1-0, Team Reeves added three 
mure runs in the third inning. Rick Schwarz 
started the inning with a line drive that got 
past shortstop Kevin Kerby and into the out- 
field. While running hard to second base, 
Schwarz pulled up and clutched his ham- 
string. He retreated to first base and 

See Reeves, p. 7 

Tuition to increase next year Wind Symphony opens Oct. 7 

Ryan Waiiace 

whtttk ^ffice of pu buc relations 

The Administrative Council voted on SepL 
25 to set the tuition rate at $11,840 (for 12-16 
hours) for the 2002-2003 year. 

This is a 5.24 percent increase over the 
current year's tuition of $11,250. Ust year. 
Southern increased tuition by 5.14 percent, 
and the year before, 3.88 percent. 
Traditionally, Southern has kept tuition rate 
increases below the national average for pri- 
vate colleges. 

According to the August 2 Chattanooga 

Ttmes Free Press, Tennessee's private col- 

, leges are holding tuition increases to an aver- 

^^e of 5 percent, while area public colleges, 

^^^uding UTC, have raised prices 15 percent 

^^Ke University has increased by 10 percent 

■■ Graduate tuition wiU go from $310 an hour 

~ S345; dormitory rent - " 

$1,080; and the food service minimum charge 
for dormitory students will increase from 
$150 to $160 per month. The advance pay- 
ment for full-time undergraduate students will 
remain at $2,500 a year. Other increases 
include a $20 increase in tiie general fee. and 
miscellaneous increases in things like park- 
ing, graduation fees, graphic design and 
music lesson fees. The fees for lost room 
keys, I.D. cards and late registration will not 
increase at all. 

"Well help shidents deftly tiie cost witii 
scholarships, endowment grants and dis- 
counts as much as possible," said Marc 
Grundy, director of student finance. "Well be 
releasing a total of $14 million in overall stu- 
dent aid next year, including state and federal 
grants and loans, as well as Southern scholar- 
ships and endowment grants. The trick is to 

See Tuition, p. 3 

Southern's Wind Symphony will open 
anotiier year mth a hiU-length concert on 
Oct 7. Ken Parsons, director of Wind 
Symphony, is excited about beginning anoth- 
er year of music ministry. 

"(The events of Sept 11 had not yet hap- 
pened) when I chose the music. ..but I tiiink it 
is only fitting to play heroic and majestic 
pieces," Parsons said. Selections for the con- 
cert include "Solemn Procession" by Richard 
Sti-auss. George Frederick Handel's "Music 
for the Royal Fireworks," David Gillingham's 
arrangement of die Irish hymn, "Be Thou My 
Vision," and "Symphony No. 3" by Vittorio 

Southern welcomes Ken Parsons to a sec- 
ond year of directing the Wind Symphony. 
Parsons also conducts the stage band, brass 

choir, and trombone choir. "I enjoy the dif- 
ferent types of music," Parsons said. 

Parsons graduated from Columbia 
Adventist Academy He then attended Walla 
Walla College to earn a degree in Music 
Education and Theology and continued on to 
study for his master's in brass performance at 
the University of Oregon, Before coming to 
Southern, Parsons taught at Forest Lake 
Academy for 14 years. 

Parsons grew up in a musical family. He 
began playing the piano in second grade, the 
trumpet in fifUi and the guitar in eigth. He 
was also actively involved in the brass choir at 
Walla Walla and the chamber and symphonic 
groups at Forest Lake Academy. 

Parsons enjoys practicing his trumpet ski- 
ing, yard work and collecting CD's. 

The Wind Symphony's debuts at the 
Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church at 
7:30 p.m. 


Campus News 



Campus Chatter 


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Nalurally Seven 

Check out Naturally 
Seven, a smooth har- 
mony vocal group 
from New York City 
coming to Southern 
on Oct 8. 

Mari-Carmen Gallego 
is leaving Southern, 
but where is she going 
and why? 

Mari-Carmen Gallego 

Thursday, October 

3 Collegedale Church drops tithe plan 

Proposal rejected to allow memberstopay^^ 

Nine pass history exam 

History majors tested on world history 

Heather Spiva 


.uv finance committee 
Collegedale Seventh-day Advendst 
Church has dropped their proposal 
to offer church members the option 
of paying tithes and offerings with 
credit cards. 

There doesn't seem to be many 
people in the area interested in it- 
said Mike Barto, committee chair- 

Wolf Jedamski, -- „ 
Church administrator, presented 
the idea through several articles in 
the church newsletter this summer 
to investigate interest and elicit 
reactions from church members. 
Members expressed enough inter- 
est to justilV a proposal to the 
finance committee, which reviewed 
the pros and cons before making a 

Although much of the response 
received was positive, several 
church members opposed the 
action strongly. Some felt the 
option would "be encouraging 
debt," Barto said. 

After discussing the issue, the 
finance committee voted that inter- 
est in the payment option was not 
high enough to make it worthwhile. 
This is the second time that 
Collegedale Church has considered 
the additional payment choice. 

Jedamski began researching tiie 
possibility of donations by credit 
and debit cards in 1994, and used a 
poll to discover church members' 
interest. At that time, very few 

Do you feel that it's OK for Adventists to use their 
credit card to pay their tithe (offering)? 

H No (81 percent) 
H Yes (12 percent) 
[n Not sure (7 percent) 

Through his research, Jedamski 
found that only one Seventh-day 
Adventist church in North America 
offers a credit card payment choice, 
and other denominations maintain 
similar statistics. 

The Campus Hill Seventh-day 
Adventist Church in Loma Linda, 
Calif., began accepting credit cards 
as a form of payment in 1998. 
However, the church is restricted to 
accepting credit cards for local giv- 
ing only because the Southern 
California Conference has not 
approved credit card donations for 
otiier levels. 

Campus Hill Church business 
manager Dan Szabo said that 
although offerings have increased 
since 1998, he could not specify how 

"I think [members] give more 
because it's more convenient [than 
other forms of giving)," Szabo said. 
When asked about the use of 
debit cards, Szabo stated that 
because a PIN code is necessary for 
charging on debit cards, the church 
could not offer them as a form of 

The Collegedale Church finance 
committee will continue to research 
debit cards and direct transfers as 
possible payment choices for the 

Doug Remington 


All nme bemor history majors 

recently pa'^bcd the semor assess 

nient exam 

The exam is an hour long oral 

presentation where faculty of the 

history department take turns ask 

ing m-depth quesbonb about the 

students knowledge of history 
Students must pass the exam in 

order to graduate 

The exam which 

has been given 

every year for 

almost a decade 

has a reputation on 

campu'5 for being 

verv difficult 
Heidt Olson sen 

ior Enghsh and his 

tory major was one 

of the students who 

recently took the 

lors Pettibone said o^^ ^ 
start of the exam we have had! 
percent of our students who Vb 
applied to law school be accPn,5l 

Pettibone said that the exT" 
pares seniors for the ETS e * 
which IS given to history [ ^ 

"One of the thmgs the a 
ment exam has done is h 
scores on the ETS"PettibonrL 
"Southern s history majors, ^ 



as difficult as I Heidi Olson, senior history and En| 

thought it would be ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^er oral history 

because you have to 

prepare for so 

much," Olson said. "It can take 80 

hours to do all of the reading and 

you basically have to study all of 

world history and American histo- 


whole, have ranked in the 9 
as national percentile, and { 
the seniors ranked 99 perceni' | 

According t 
dent fails the t 
to take it agmn in the spring. 

He also said that in the p; 
has been only one student & 

Dennis Pettibone, professor of 
history, said the assessment exam 

is required to help students prepare J^g(j*"JJie exam without iryiiij| 
for their future. 

The assessment exam gives t 
faculty a way of recommending sei 

pass It agam. 

The Southern Accent 

Debbie Battin 

Kristen Snyman 

Rachel Bostic 

Rob York 

Cady Van Dolson 

Jason Arnold 

Jolene Harrell 

Neal Smith 

Joe Earl 
Dan Kuntz 
Kyle Baldwin 
Laura Gates 
Heather Durst 
Holly Graves 
Nick Vence 

Jared Thurmon 
Alejandra Torres 
Heidi Tompkins 

Dioxi Martinez 
Sam Covarrubias 

Nathan Zinner 

Tressa Carmichael 

Brian Wiehn 

Residents move to free up rooml 

More than two weeks after 
school started, some Thatcher 
South residents were asked to find a 
roommate and move-or pay a high- 
er rent 

The request came at the end of 
Southern's rolling admissions peri- 
od-a period of two weeks after reg- 
istration when people are still 
allowed to register and move in to 
the dorms. After this time, most 
students have either settled into the 
dorms or off-campus housing, 
allowing the deans to enforce the 
double occupancy policy outlined in 
the residential life handbook. 

The policy says that rooms are 
rented on the idea that two students 
will live in the room and split the 
cost of the room. When only one 
student lives in the room, he or she 
is charged one and a half times the 
cost for diat privilege. 

The policy has been on the 
books for nearly as long as 
Southern has had dormitories. 

"For the nine years I've been 
here, it's always been a policy." said 
Dennis Negron, associate dean of 
men. "But ifs only been strictly 
enforced in the last three or four 
years, because of the enrollment 

Negron coordinates student 
housing, and he expl^dned that this 
year every student was assigned a 
roommate. However, some of the 
prospective residents either did not 
arrive or chose to live off-campus 
this year, leaving 20 females and 
three males without roommates. 
By requesting those students to find 
a roommate or pay the higher rent 
the deans have enforced the double 
occupancy policy as outlined in the 

By freeing up some rooms, the 
deans ensure that there is space 
should a student need to move in 

during the semester, such ai 
they can't afford to live off'cai 
anymore, Negron said. TheW 
is recreated in January, when B 
new students arrive, diough B 
are less people involved. 

Some students did^_choosJ 
room alone. Others c"^'"" 
tact other residents or. .-- _ 
become roommates, fflakmgtnai 
their busy schedules to mow- 

"I didn't mind movmg.SM 
Linscottjunio English major, u 
wish they had told me ?■ I"" ■ 
er so I wouldn't get alls 
then have to move." UnscoB^ 
in vnth another rt 
fourth floor. j„,nst^l 

make concessions for SOJOJ 

live alone because t""^'"^^,,.,! 
number of residents^ J 
going to penalize, som^^ J 
roommate leaves, NW" I 

Sholly Scarietl 

Jason Ileto 

Melissa CanipbeU 

Jen Page 

Dennis Mayne 

David Leonard 

Melissa Turner 

Steve Baughman 

Dennis Negron 

Harmony Tillerson 

Misha Birmele 

Local residents can pick up their copy of the AcCEN 
at these locations every Thursday: A 

Collegedale City Hall 

Donut Pali 
Fantastic Si 

tastic Sam s 

:e National Bank 

-THURSDAY, October 4, 2001 

Thi Southern Accent 

^^orTim Johnson brings new perspective 


His wife 

Johnson first got the idea 

for mayor last October. 1 believe 
Seventh-day ""e city, and I wanted a more active 

FROM P. 1 

Thafs not our job as 
commissioners. We 
need to focus on long- 

His wue i» ^.-......-uB, I . " - - — ^ ..ecu lu locus on long 

Ivendst, a graduate of Southern ™'^' "'^ said. "With my busmess term future goals 
!""Ss'unhl^rsity. His daughter ''^^^"'^^ ' fe" ' "uld help the such as more bull 

The citizens of CoUegedale SeS^""'" 
seemed to agree. 1 think it was a 
new perspective," he said of the rea- 
son he was elected. "I think they 
wanted someone with a more 
diverse background, most of our 
former mayors had been teachers 
at the university." 

Much of the discussion since 

Ettends Vacation Bible School. He 

close relationship with his 

J neighbors, most of which are also 

' Adventist And he's the mayor of a 

^ to^Ti largely known for its 

j Advenlist population. 

But Tim Johnson, 42, still main- 
ins his Baptist upbringing. And 
,e fact that he is non-Adventist 

While working as 
a volunteer police offi- 
cer, Johnson got to 
know Don Bond, the 
Sheriffs Deputy and 
member of the 
McDonald Road 

lasn't hurt him politicaUy. "A lot of , '""^". "' ^l "^ 

tople who voted for me were Johnson jomed the commission has 

'^^ - , .. . concerned the CoUegedale Police 


In July, Commissioners Jim 
Ashlock and Fred Fuller first sug- 
gested that the police had become 
overzealous in their efforts to curb 
problems such as speeding. The 
debate over the police stretched for 
several meetings over the summer, 
causing many to notice a philosoph- 
ical split between Ashlock and 
Fuller, both former teachers at 
Southern, and the rest of the com- 
mission, Johnson, Vice Mayor 
Jimmy Eller and Commissioner 
Chuck VlTiidden. 

"I think that our commission can 
work really well together, if we 
keep in mind the citizens and what 
they need," Johnson said. "It con- 
cerns me that the police depart- 
ment has made us lose focus. 

Adventist," he said. "I attend 
church on Saturday pretty fre- 
quently. A lot of my fiiends are 
teachers [at Southern]. I don't look 
at my friends as being of a different 
religion. 1 just look at them as my 

Before this past March, when he 
was elected mayor, Johnson had 
spent several years working within 
CoUegedale city limits as a volun- 
teer with Tri-Community Fire and 
Ambulance as well as being a part- 
time police officer. TTiree and half 
L^ years ago, Johnson moved to 
CoUegedale with his wife, Cindy, 
and two daughters. 
. "We sold our home in East 
^» Brainerd and moved to CoUegedale 
just because we liked the communi- 
ty," he said. "1 felt it was a good 
my femily in." 

Adventist Church -j-j 
who was shot to death 
in early September. 
"Don Bond was a friend of 
Johnson recalls. "1 gave him 
tion as a reserve officer here." 

When asked if the death of Bond 
affected the debate, Johnson 
replied, "It should, if it hasn't. As 
(CoUegedale Director of Public 
Safety] Bill Ravreon said in our last 
meeting, we should never jeopard- 
ize the lives of our officers." 

The beer ordinance has also 
been a hot topic within city limits. 
But. according to Johnson, the 
issue is bigger than that "We live in 
a diverse community, and 1 think 
we need to give people the choice," 

he said. Johnson said that the city add something like a Habitat for 
has actually been coUecting "good Humanity type of organization," he 
revenues" from beer sales since said. "I think we could make some 
1968. ironicaUy, when Fred Fuller real progress." 

5 mayor. 

According to Johnson, while a 
large number of Collegedale's citi- 
zen's may not drink, they do sup- 
port the choice. "1 think they're OK 
with it," he said. The police depart- 
ment does a good job of arresting 

Johnson would like to see more 
business within CoUegedale city 
limits, and he feels that upcoming 
projects such as the CoUegedale 
Veterans Memorial Park and the 
purchase of new softball fields will 

"1 think our community could 

get your application in early, before 
March 15, if possible, so the endow- 
ment money won't run out before 
you get there." 

Last year. Southern released 
roughly $3 million in academic and 
endowment fund scholarships and 

■^e are very thankful to our 
many generous donors who aUow us 
to scholarship our students to this 
extent," said David Burghart, vice 
president for advancement 

"In the long run, we have been 
able to hold our costs down, below 
other private coUeges. because of 
the yearly support of the Southern 
Union Conference of Seventh-day 
Adventists," said Gordon Bietz, uni- 
versity president "Our union puts in 
several million dollars a year into 
our operating budget and basically 
underwrites up to a quarter of the 
real cost of an education here at 

Of all Seventh-day Adventist col- 
leges and universities in the United 
States, Southern is priced third low- 
est The two schools lower than 
Southern are Oakwood College and 
Southwestern Adventist University, 
La Sierra University is priced the 
highest followed by Walla Walla 
College, Pacific Union College, 
Columbia Union College, Andrews 
University. Atlantic Union College 
and Union College. 





There IS a Difference. 

The difference at Memorial begins with our people 

dedicated professionals who believe in our core values 

and strive to meet high standards of excellence. 

Memorial has always put community needs at the top of our 

agenda by making health care more accessible to area residents. 

Watch as we grow our ministry throughout the region. 


Thursday, October 4.: 


Religion editor chats with 
Steve Arrington 

. Even as he was sharing all his plans for 

DEBBIE Battin me I knew he was corrupt, but 1 didn't know 

REUGi o»Epiro» he was a criminal. 1 began to work for him. 

" The inspiring testimony of Steve ^s , worked for him, I saw how corrupt he 

Arrington, who spoke for Friday vespers, _,^^,j, „^ , t,egan to lose respect for him, 

September 28, revived my dream of getting a ^^i^^^ respect for myself neKL By tlie nme 

SCUBA license, and diving widi sharks But ),e revealed to me that his 

NYC vocal group to be here Oct. s| 

A Cappella group brings smooth harmonies to Southern 

Thomas. Garfield Buckley, Jamal 
Dwight Stewart, Roderick Eldridge 

;:::::::j::z:^ r r,„„ Marcus Davis all share an enerBizin»„. 

Naturally Seven.^a ™cal Eroup^fr"™ ^^J^ for music that inspires a jo^ f^ 
vigor to theh- music. "'Bless This Hon 
the first song we started ' 

I at nes P.E. Center 


don't worry 1 won't give up 
my high-paying career as 
Religion page editor yet. 1 
sat down and talked willi 
Steve Arrington on 
Sabbath, and heres what 
he said. 

Debbie: What do you 
remember most about 
growing up? 

Steve; I grew up in Los 
Angeles with one older 
brother. 1 remember ditch 
ing school, and my dad 
ditching his family I 
remember working a full 
time after-school job to buy 
a car and have my own life 
Debbie: How did you 
join the military? 

Steve: When 1 graduat- 
ed from high school, 1 went 
into the Navy. 11 was 1966, and 1 served lour 
tours in VieUiam, but 1 never hurt anybody, 
and 1 was never hurt. My job was to help res- 
cue pilots. Later I became a frogman, which 
are underwater attack swimmers. Then I was 
evenhially trained in thermo-nuclear bomb 
disposal, which involved knowing how to dis- 
arm a nuclear bomb. 

Debbie: How serious was your involve- 
ment with drug dealing? 

Steve: While I was stationed in Hawaii in 
1979, 1 had (ricnds who were using marijuana. 
I started using it, because my friends were 
My best friend was selling it, and he asked mt 
lo lielp him, and 1 did. We were arrested twt 


drug smug- 
gling, it was too late for me 
1 ,alk away 

Right away he asked me 
u, co-pilot a plane to 
Columbia. We came back 
with the largest drug haul 
m U.S. history at that time. 
The government valued it 
at $250,000,000. 1 came 
back wanting to run, but 
they ordered me to drive a 
(.ar from Florida to 
taliforniawith $24,000,000 
worth of cocaine. I aban- 
doned the car. At that point 
men with guns took me 
1) ick to the car. They were 
undercover DEA (Drug 
Enforcement Agency) offi- 
relief to be 
caught, and taken away from the nightmare I 

Debbie: When you were in prison, how did 
you find God? 

Steve: Late one night, two months after 
being arrested, 1 got on my knees in my 
prison cell and prayed, "Father, I've thrown 
my life away Friends have turned their backs 
on me. Society has locked me up. But what 

York City will perfoi 

Monday, Oct 8 at 7:30 p.m. This awa.u -,.. ^^ g^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^j^^^j working 
ning vocal group has a caphvating harmony gj„up - Roger Thomas said. "It 
similar to groups Take 6," "Swingle Smgers favorite song of mine lor years. Ifswamia 
welcoming, sort of like a welcome 
side a friend's home." 

Naturally Seven is hailed by c 
"deep, intense and brillianL" 


and '^ox One. 

What can you expect if you come to the 
concert? Smooth, urbanized, funky tunes, 
vvith a smooth harmony that has made them 
instantly popular. The seven men— all from 
the New York Metropolitan Area— have been 
fiiends and musical partners for many years. 
Their faith-based music reaches across 
denominations, bringing together the com- 
mon ground we all share in human expen- 

Nahirally Seven has recently held the title 
of die New York City Regional A CappeUa 
Harmony Sweepstakes' 1999 National 
Champions, winning over top vocal groups 
fi-om across the counfry. They also took the 
Best Arrangement title for their smooth 
revival of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over 
Troubled Water." Naturally Seven received 
warm welcomes at Long Island's Westbury 
Music Festival, Madison Square Garden's 
Gospelfest, and Village hotspots Tlie Bottom 
Line and 77ie Bitter End. 

Members Roger Thomas, Warren 

;.>^5 J!|>« 1 

Naturally Seven sets the pace with their sn 
hamonies and fiinky tunes. 

Niiv;il L 

, and tliiil was the end of i 

Adventist Heritage Tour 

October 16-21 

ollege lo gel my life back 
slill doing marijuana. In 
•led by an old friend, a mil- 
.- .1 lallier-figure. I hadn't 
■ .lis, and he offered me 
. ill hv a pilot for him, and 
luiiid man. He said he'd 

„ „„, •, and make me the execu- 

president of his corporations. He 
said he saw potential in me, and 1 needed to 
hear diat from someone 1 looked up to. 

ba^R-uliy I 

Church Schedule 

For Oc 

TOBER 6, 2001 

CompilGd by Heidi Tompkins 


9;1K1, 111311 

Kd Wright 

"Authentic Community" 

The Third 


Hike Fulbriglit 


McDonald Road 

9:00, 11:30 

Steve Bauer 

"Is .All St-ript-ure Usorul?" 


8:55, 1 1:25 

Steve Bremner 

"The Radit-al" 

Hamilton Community' 


John Grys 

series on John 



Jerry Johns 

unknown ^^hIH^^^H 

Some of the highlights of the tour include visiting Portloii». 
Woine where [Hen White grew up and Ascension Rock wtic* 
Millerites waited for Christ to return on Oct. 22, 1844 

Cost: $400 

For more information contact: Maria Sania | 

Phone: 238-2982 or EmaU: masamaan@southem.ed" 

Signup deadline Oct. 5 

THURSDAY, October 4, 2001 

The Southern Accent 5 

Village Market 

October Frozen Food Sale 


Week of October 7 

Banquet Mac & Cheese 
Poppers/Ja]apeno Ched/Cheese 
Poppers/Jalapeno Cream Cheese 
Fresh Froz. Southern S^e Biscuit 
Flovorite Chopped Spinach 
Flavorite Spinach Leaf 
Flavorite Whip Topping 
TGIF Spinach/Aiiichoke Dip 
TGIF Broccoli/Ched. Potato Skin 

Week of October 14 

[Shoppers Value Reg. Cut French Fries 
Shoppers Value Crinkle Cut Fries 
Coloma Red Tart Cherries 
Coloma Red Tart Cherries 
Coloma Sliced Peaches 
loma Red Raspberries 

Reg. Price 

Sale Price 

Week of October 21 


Reg. Price 

Sale Price 

z- S2.27 


Birdaeye Cut Corn 

16 02. 





Birdseye Mixed Vegetables 

16 oz. 





Birdseye Green Peas 

16 oz. 



t. S3.39 


Poppers Jalapeno Ched/Cheese 




2. S0.69 


Poppers Jalapeno Cream Cheese 




z. $0.69 


Flavorite Waffles Blucbeiry 

10 ct. 



z. Sl.99 


Flavorite Buttermilk Waffles 

10 cL 





Flavorite Homeslyle Waffles 

10 ct 





Flavorite Peaches Sliced 

16 oz. 



TGIF SpmacVArlicholie Dip 




TGIF Broccoli/Cheddar Potato SMn 




2. S2.37 


Week of October 28 

z. S2.39 
z. $4.19 
z. $2.29 
z. $2.59 
z. $3.95 


Ore-Ida Crinkle Cuts 
Ore-Ida Golden Fries 
Lenders Plain Bagels 
Lenders Onion Bagels 
Mrs. Smith'sPie 

32 02. 
12 oz. 
12 oz. 
37 oz. 







(pie varieties include blueberry, peach, apple 
tard, sweet potato and hearty pumpkin) 

Dutch apple 

cherry, pumpkin cus- 

A drawing for a $100.00 gift certificate and a chest freezer will also be given away. 
Drawing will be Nov. 2. One entry per family. Employees of Village Market not eligible. 

Fourteenth Annual Greater CoUegedale Elementary Picnic and Food Sale 

Sponsored by the Village Market (Southern Adventist University) and Worthington Foods / Kellogg's Food 
Oct. 7, 2001, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Spaulding 

Product Size 


•Sale (no tax) 

Sale with tax 

MSF Breakfast Strips 

12/5.25 oz $32.00 $24.00 


W Vegetarian Burger 
W Skallops 

12/20 02. 
12/20 oz. 




MSP Corn Dog 
MSF Grillers 

8/10 oz. S25.00 $20.00 
12/9 oz $32.00 $24.00 


W Choplets 

12/19 oz 
12/20 oz. 




15 percent off all other cases at Village Market only - Worthington, Loma Linda, 
Morning Star Farms, Natural Touch, Cedar Lake and Sanitarium Foods. 
Village Market open at 8 am. to 8 p.m. for sale. 

W Low Fat Fri-Chik 

12/12.5 02 
12/12.5 oz 




Free gift for each buyer at Spaulding 

Drawing for mountain bike (must be present to win) 

U- Big Frank 

12/20 oz 
12/20 oz 




A one 

day sale - while supplies last 

U- Redi-Burger 
U- Swiss Stake 
MSF Breakfast Patties 

12/19 oz 
12/13 oz 
12/8 oz 




Donation to worthy student fund is for church school only 


Gallego leaving Southern to marry Fall Flip-F lops Flop 

"I can't believe I'm leaving this 
after ten years!" Man Carmen 
Gailego, associate professor of mod 
em languages, says as she looks 
around her office. "This has been 
my home away from home " After 
spending many hours teaching on 
the campus of Southern, Gallego 
will soon be leaving her teaching 
career at Southern to be wedded to 
Michael Garcia of Albuquerque 
N.M., which is where the coupk 
will reside following their wedding 

Gallego has studied Greek 
Hebrew and Latin and she (luent!> 
speaks Spanish, French and 
English. The best part about teach 
ing at Southern for Gallego is 
"being with students las well as] the 
challenge of how much they can 
learn and how much I can teach 
them." Surprisingly though 
Gallego did not always have teach 
ing in mind as a possible career 

Growing up in her native coun- 
try of Spain, Gallego enjoyed play- 
ing soccer and hide-and-seek with 
her three brothers. Education was 
very important in the Gallego fami- 
ly. Gallego's father was a welder in a 
shipyard and her mother was a 

Not having finished his educa- 
tion, Gallego's father believed in 
education and wanted each one of 
his children to obtain one. During 
summers, Gallego and her brothers 
did not work. They studied. Bui she 
had never thought about being a 
teacher, let alone teaching at an 

RocHELLE Spears 

stranded in the middle of^ 
with no alternative but to aZ 
courtesy ride onagolfcartCl 
friends m the Service Departme,! 

Second flip-flops onl) look, 
with shorts or a swimsmtn./ 

Adventist university 

Gallego grew up in a Catholic 
family and did not become acquaint 
ed with Adventism until junior high 
"One of my best Mends in junior 
high was an Adventist so I started 
becoming interested in the church," 
Gallego said. During her senior 
year in high school, Gallego was 
baptized. After finishing high 
school, Gallego studied theology 
and obtained a degree in French at 
Collonges sous Saleve. 

Still, Gallego had no plans of 
teaching. "Growing up I thought 
that 1 might be a biologist," Gallego 
admitted. But Gallego ended up 
traveling to the United States to 
attend Andrews University. While at 
Andrews, Gallego worked on her 

masters in French Her advisor 
suggested that she continue her 
education and go mto teaching 

Gallego did just that She taught 
at Andrews while finishing her stud- 
ies there. She also taught at an acad- 
emy in Illinois before receiving a 
call to teach at Southern where she 
has been working ever since. 

When she is not busy teaching at 
Southern, Gallego enjoys exercis- 
ing, walking, reading and spending 
time with friends. For the next few 
months though she will be spend- 
ing quite a bit of her spare time on 
preparations for her upcoming wed- 
ding, which will be taking place 
here at Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist church on January 6, 

practical once school b 
Lih^siTusRhi. RT1.K First of all, most 0:^^^;. 

~ Fall IS one of my favorite times of "°' "^^^' ^^r lightning speed tr 
vear When the middle of ^^"^ ^'-^'^k to Hickman.!^' . 
September rolls around, I start Ss a "flin n ^^V''"'"^ b|I 
thinking ahead to the joys of fall. Of ^^"^ ^ J^P ^^P blowout," dJI 
course I love the cool air, beautiful ^^^^j^ j^P ™P* ^^l^ ^uld b« u| 
leaves and thoughts of 
Thanksgiving But what excites me 
the most are new fashions. I love 
going to the mall and seemg svnm 
suits and shorts replaced with 
leather and tabhmere 

However I have noticed a 
strange phenomenon on campus 
Although the mall certainly makes 
the leap from summer to fall most 
of us at Southern don t I think we re 
mentally more than wilbngto switch 
gearb but our wardrobes just don't 
follow suit 

Lately I have been seeing a large 
number of people who are victims of 
what I will refer to as Seasonal 
Confusion Men and women suffer- 
ing from this disorder are, in gener- 
al fairly stybsh people who love 
their summer wardrobe so much 
that they attempt to extend its wear 
as long as possible, usually result- 
ing in major &shion disasters. This 
practice includes, but is not limited 
to: the current wearing of Hawaiian 
shirts, flimsy skirts, sundresses, 
and strappy tank tops. However in 
my opinion the worst offense is 
wearing flip-flops to class. 

To be honest, I really don't 
understand the attraction of wear- 
ing flip-flops to class. While shower 
gear as outerwear may be more 
acceptable (but still not exactly fash- 
ionable) in the summer, it is just not 


which can be worn 
just doesn't matter to the Seid 
Confusion victim. Faced wilhtj 
prospect of a few hours o 
shoe time, they become c 
and resort to wearing tl 
with jeans or, worse 
This results in a look that isjusld 

You may be thinking, 'I 
care what you say, I love n 
flops and I won't pari ivith tt 
even if it means wearing tl 
wool socks!" Well, if the pw 
mentioned drawbacks have m 
vinced you, let me share ai 
ness account of what happe 

Get well without the nurse ^^^ ^^^ni and slinky emerge in the 40J 


So you wake up, your eyes are 
puffy, nose is running, and you 
begin sneezing as you throw on 
your flip-flops and run out the door 
headed for the nurse, ..STOP! 
REWIND.. .Walli baclt inside your 
room, talte off die flip-flops, and 
grab the "Students' Self-Care 
Guide" that you iiave carefully put 
on your bookshelf next to your 
favorite John Grisham novel. You 
know, lliat pastel-looking book that 
your RA. gave you when you moved 
into the dorm? You didn't throw it 
away, did you? Tills will soon 
become your best friend when a 
sudden ailment strikes! 

The "Students' Self-Care Guide" 
is published by the American 
Institute for Preventive Medicine 
and offers practical health advice 
and remedies from professional 
doctors of medicine. The book is 
divided into three sections: com- 
mon healdi problems, health safely 
guidelines, and lifestyle issues. 

For example, say you feel like 
you have a cold or die flu and you 
want to know what you can do to 

feel better Turn to page 15 and you 
will find signs and symptoms, pre- 
ventative meUiods, and self-care tips 
to overcoming the illness. Or 
maybe you've been playing basket- 
ball and you sprained your ankle. 
Just hirn to page 44 and it will give 
you several pages of practical ti-eal- 
ments to keep Uie swelling down 
and help you recuperate quickly It 
sure beats a trip down to HealUi 
Services where you may end up 
waiting an hour to get tiie same 
information you could get from the 
"Self-Care Guide." 

So Uie next time you are having 
a health issue, or you just need 
some safety guidelines on over-the- 
counter medicines, bust out your 
"Students' Self-Care Guide" and 
enjoy a quick, titorough recovery in 
the comfort of your own room. 

Student Wellness is a program 
designed to help encourage and 
improve Uie quality of life on our 
campus and in our communities. 

Bclftony Martin can be reached at 
2787 or l) 

Tressa Carmichael 

ljl-ESTnj3 RrWRTKH 

The forties, more than any other 
decade, gave a hint to what is now 
known as modern America. The 
United States had mosUy recovered 
from die depression and was seek- 
ing to grow and expand. 

By tills time more than half of 
America enjoyed indoor plumbing, 
tile United States was a superpower 
and tile Supreme Court gave blacks 
the right to vote. If that wasn't 
enough, die feminist movement, tel- 
evision, computers, and many more 
inventions started to appear. 

With men gone to war, the 
women were responsible for Uie 
industries and farming. Women got 
a taste of independence and Uie 
feminist movement came shordy 

AlUiough it would be years 
before they became a household 
product computers also made an 
appearance in 1945. The most 
impressive was ENAIC, a digital 
computer weighing 30 tons and 
standmg two stories high 

The Big Band Era popularized 
imerbuggmg and lindy hopping. 
(BoUi dances included partners 

holding both hands and performing 
acrobatic swings.) Movies like 
"Easter Parade" or "Cabin in the 
Sky" hit Uieir popularity peak in 

The Slinky 

ted in 1945. 

Popular toys in the forties includ- 
ed Uie slinky and Silly Putty. Silly 
Putty was popularized by Peter 
Hodgson when he began seUing it 
m plastic eggs. Joshua Cowen's toy 
trains also became popular. 

If Uie flappers in the twenties 
were scandalous, it was noUiing 
compared to Uie inh-oduction of the 
bikini into the conservative forties. 
Two-piece swimsuits had already 
been mo-oduced late ui tiie Uiirties 
due to fabric regulation, but Uie 
bikini was the first swimsuit to 
expose the belly button. Named 
after Bikini Atoll, Uie bikini was a 
bombshell to society It was so scan 
dalous ttiat French models refused 

._ .t down tiie runway. Fi 

designer Heard found 
model, Micheline Bernarilinj 
made Uie bikini a symbol ol j 
According to Ai"*"! 
"Advertisements said it " 
ti-ue bikini 'unless it could Iff 
through a wedding line' 

Other cloUiing Uiat becaWJ 
ular during Uie forties inclnd* 
jeans. Buster Brown shoes.' 

The mystery of die Bwf J 
phrase "Kilroy 

words appeared o j, 

walls all over Europe aim 1"= 
during Uie war, much to l»'^ 
of American soldiers »w^^ 
gust of German and 

The great Ws'^"'' "jj 
words managed to g« n 
Uie allied soldiers. Alte 
The American Transit 
decided to put a b" . 
TTirougharadioconBa, I 
covered Uiat Jam" WUi-' J 
Kilroy He explainef » - 
work he would wnle 
here" on walls Uiat tie " 
inspectijd, to let °*f aS^ 
had been done. '"'^I 
awarded him a 22-ton s"^ I 

THURSDAY, October 4, 2001 


The Southern Accent 7 


Team DeGrave knocks off Team Christensen for title. 

Team DeGrave concluded the 
women's portion of All-Night 
Softball in the early hours Sunday 
morning when they defeated sur- 
prise finalist Team Christensen. 7-3, 
claiming the title of 2001 women's 
intramural Softball champions. 

Due to strong hitting and superi- 
or fielding. Team DeGrave held a 7- 
lead into the seventh inning, 
where they held off a last-minute 
charge by Christensen's hitters that 
netted three runs. Team 
Christensen failed to advance a run- 

ner past second base until the sixth 
inning, and then they fmled to score 
with the bases loaded. 

Lauren Richardson scored Team 
DeGrave"s first run in the top of the 
first inning, and the score remained 
1-0 until the top of the fourth, when 
team captain Jamie DeGrave drove 
Richardson in for the second time 
before scoring herself. In tlie next 
inning, RBIs by Kelli Reeves and 
Richardson gave Team DeGrave a 
5-0 lead. 

The bottom of the sixth inning 
was the first time that Team 
Christensen threatened to score, as 
a single by Destiny Edwards loaded 

the bases. Team captain Fern 
Christensen waited at third, poised 
to score their first run. However, 
Nikie Mathis grounded out during 
the next at-bat, and the game 
entered its final inning with Team 
DeGrave still up by five runs. 

The top of the seventh inning 
only saw team DeGrave strengthen 
its lead when Valerie James singled, 
scoring DeGrave before an infield 
error allowed James herself to 

In the bottom of tlie seventh 
inning, with two out. Team 
Christensen rallied, loading the 
bases again, and scoring its first run 


when an RBI by Tara HiUs made the 
score 7-1. April West drove in two 
more runs with her at-bat, bringing 
Team Christensen within four runs. 
But on the next at bat, West was 
tagged before reaching second, 
ending the contest and giving 
DeGrave tlie title. 

Team Christensen showed a 
strong effort in the double-elimina- 
tion tournament after losing its first 
game to the Thatcher RAs. 
Christensen rebounded in the 
loser's bracket, beating tlie RAs. 
stunning top-seeded Team Fulnett 
in the next round and then outplay-, 
ing Team Guzman to put tliem in 

the championship. 

Fern Christensen was pleased at 
her team's effort during the tourna- 
ment, "A lot of people didn't think 
we'd get this far, but we really 
worked well together," she said. 

Team DeGrave went undefeated 
during the course of the evening, 
beating the RAs and then Team 
Guzman to advance to the final. 

After the game, an excited Jamie 
DeGrave gave thanks to her team- 
mates. "It was a lot of fun," she said. 
"We had a great team." 

A week of stunning upsets and 
good defense was exhibited last 
week. What looked like an easy 
week ■of football picks turned out to 
be a surprise to many teams. The 
Redskins didn't surprise anyone; 
they continue to play the worst foot- 
ball in the league. They might apply 
for NCAA Division II status. I will 
dig deeper this week. 

Arizona (0-2) at Philadelphia (2-0) 

The batde of the birds will see 
the Cardinals limp off looking for 
cover McNabb will throw and run 
all over the Cardinals. The Eagles 
will put up at least 30 points. Jake 
Plumber will have a hard time doing 

.' tiling up in Philly The Eagles 


Pick: Philadelphia 

Chicago (l-I) at Atlanta (2-1) 
The week game of the weak. 

Janial Anderson tore his ACL in the 
"healthy" knee last week, a big loss 
for die Falcons. I think the Bears 
will come away with a win in a kick- 
ers' free-for-all. 
Pick: Chicago 

i (2-1) at Pittsburgh (1-1) 
This week the Bengals will take 
care of the Steelers in one of the 
biggest rivalries, well, it used to be 
before fliese teams went downhill. 
Now tiiat Cincinnati is on top of 
Uieir game and playing with an easy 
schedule - watch out Kordell 
Stewart - here come the Bengals. 
Pick: Cincinnati 

Green Bay (3-0) at Tampa Bay (1-1) 

Green Bay has had an easy 

schedule. Some might argue that 

^ tfie Buccaneers have too. The 

"ackers are coming into town and 

- wll ship the Hues off to sea in a 
close, well-fought game of the week. 

Pick: Green Bay 

^^—Jacksonville (2-1) at Seattle (1-2) 
^H With Matt Hasselbeck having a 
^■nead and groin injury the Seahawks 
^^might start Trent Dilfer without 
*^^naving a quarterback conti-oversy. 
/ne Seahawks lost their running 
back for four weeks with a cracked 

- shoulder bone. This is bad for 

Seattle because he was the only guy 
making any yards. The Jaguars 
should pounce on the 'Hawks this 

Pick: Jaksonville 

Kansas City (1-2) at Denver (2-1) 
With a loss at home last week to 
the Super Bowl champions look for 
Denver to £ome out fighting in this 
division rivalry The Chiefs, whose 
only win came against the Redskins, 
will be hard pressed to score more 
then 14 points in this game. 
Pick: Denver 

Minnesota (1-2) at New Orleans 

Everyone wrote off the Vikings 
last week; don't count them out diis 
week. They have woke up and will 
come down into the bayou for an 
entertaining game. Minnesota will 
hammer out a wn in the upset of 
the week. 

Pick: Minnesota 

New England (1-2) at Miami (2-1) 
Miami lost last week because 
their defense took a break. Not the 
right time, guys. The Pats stunned 
the Colts last week. It will be a good 
first half of football, but Miami will 
pull this game out 
Pick: Miami 

N.Y. Jets (1-2) at Buffalo (0-3) 

Please tell me tiiat Rob Johnson 
was the answer to the quarterback 
situation last year, because I don't 
think that it was. The Bills are look- 
ing at a very dismal year and it will 
continue this week as the Jets soar 
upstate to defeat the Bills. 
Pick: N.Y. Jets 

San Diego (3-0) at Cleveland (1-2) 
We shouldn't be surprised that 
the Chargers are perfect so far this 
season; they have one of the easiest 
schedules in football. Tliis week will 
be another stepping stone in that 
direction for the Chargers. The 
Browns are just going to have 
anoUier season at the bottom of the 
pile and this is just anoUier step in 
that direction. 
Pick: San Diego 

Tennessee (0-2) at Baltimore (2-1) 
It's been a tough two games for 
the Titans. Elvis Grbac stepped up 
his performance last week and will 
mature into a decent quarterback. 
TTiis Ravens defense wilt be all over 
McNair and his sore shoulder. 
Pick: Baltimore 

Washington (0-3) at N.Y. Giants 

Washington won't be cut any 
breaks this season. They will defi- 
nitely not get it this week. The 
Giants will run, pass and sack a 
Redskins team that is tearing itself 
up from the inside out. Sorry Marty. 



Pick: N.Y Giants 

Carolina ( 1 -2 ) at San Franci-sco ( 2- 1 ) 
The 49ers hung witii the Rams 
two weeks ago and marched up and 
down the field against the Jets. 
They will again do it this Sunday 
Jeff Garcia is one of the best kept 
secrets in the NFL, and maybe after 
this year he will get some respect. 
Look for the 49ers to make him a 
team member for life, just like 
Montana and Young before him. 
Pick: San Francisco 

St. Louis (3-0) at Detroit (0-2) 

The Lions just can't win. I don't 
mean that proverbially, tliey honest- 
ly just can win. Facing the highest 
scoring offense this season won t 
help either The Rams are just too 

Pick; St. Louis 

Record last week: SS 
Season record: 29-14 

Dan Kmlz is a senior biology educa- 
tion major. His overall average ts bet- 
ter then anyone's batting average in 

summoned for a pinch runner. Matt 
Higgins came in to run for him and 
scored the second run of tlie game 
as Ryan Irwin hit a bouncer down 
the first base line for the RBI. 
Schwarz would later return to tlie 
game. Back-to-back base hits by 
Micah Horinouchi and Scolt Watson 
put Team Reeves in front 4-0. 

Needing only one win to defend 
tlieir tide. Team Nudd struggled on 
offense and didn't produce a run 
until the fiftli inning. Erik Dempsey 
led off witli a blooper down tiie right 
field line for a double. Kevin Kerby 
followed with a hard line drive tliat 
got past Chadd Waddns in right-cen- 
ter for a triple, This cut the lead to 4- 
1. Up next was heavy hitter Rick 
Hickam. To the delight of the 
crowd, he crushed the ball over the 
right field fence for a two-run home 
run, The home run, an estimated 
270 feet, brought Team Nudd vritliin 
one of Team Reeves. This was as 
close as diey would get A run-scor- 
ing triple by Micah Horinouchi in 
the bottom of the sbdh put Team 
Reeves up by the final score of 5-3. 

The second game was decided in 
the first inning as both teams awak- 
ened their slumbering bats. Team 
Nudd led off the first inning with a 
base hit fi-om Jon Gabbard who 
scored following an infield hit by 
Erik Dempsey After a single by 
Rick Hickam, Matt Nafie hit a bomb 
to the right field fence to clear the 
bases and put Team Nudd in the 
lead 3-0. Unfazed by the three run 
deficit. Team Reeves began their 
own assault on the base patiis. After 
a fly out by leadoff hitter Jeff 
Morris, Team Reeves sti-ung togeth- 
er eight hits that resulted in seven 
runs. After Ben Lundqulst crashed a 
ball into the right field fence for a 
triple to make the score 6-3. Micah 
Horinouchi hit a hard single to left 
center to score Lundquist but was 
caught in a rundown advancing to 
second base for the second out 

Traiing 7-3 after one inning of 
play. Team Nudd added another run 
in the second inning on a sacrifice 
fly by Tabor Nudd. Not to be out- 
done. Team Reeves added two runs 
in the third to go up 9-4. 

Having been down by five runs 

in Uieir second game of the night. 
Team Nudd had come back in tlie 
bottom of the seventh and scored 
six runs to stun Team Brown. They 
needed another comeback special if 
tliey wanted to defend their title. In 
tlie top of the seventh, Jon Gabbard 
led off the inning witli a single but 
Erik Dempsey hit into a force out at 
second base for tlie first out Kevin 
Kerby got on base after an error by 
short-fielder Ben Lundquist With 
runners on first and second. Rick 
Hickam hit a single to left center 
With the bases loaded and one out 
Team Nudd was making one final 
charge, A foul out by Matt Nafie left 
Team Nudd witii one more out. 
Barry Hall kept the inning alive with 
a clutch single to left field. Down 9- 
5, widi runners on first and second, 
Brandon Nudd hit a hard ground 
ball to third base for the final out at 
5:25 a.m. Team Reeves were die 
new cliampions. 

Having played only three games 
to reach the finals. Team Nudd had 
been forced to sit and wait for four 
hours until they could take the field 
for championship game. But Team 
Nudd refused to use this as an 
excuse for their poor play 

"Of course we were tired and 
cold. Tlie break was long but what 
messed us up were the fly balls 
right to the outfielders. Team 
Reeves just played better than us," 
Tabor Nudd said. 

'Tliey just played really well." 
said team captain Brandon Nudd. 
"We were lucky to get as far as we 
did, Team Reeves deserved to win." 
With the odds against them, no, 
one expected Team Reeves to even 
make it to the finals. "I think a lot of 
teams didn't think we could play as 
well as we did," team captain Cory 
Reeves said. "We just toughed it out 
as a team. We had several guys play- 
ing through injuries and we were 
tired. We pulled togedier and the 
whole team played really well 
throughout the tournament." 

"We played real hard, even when 
our bodies started falling apart" 
said Ryan Irwin. "Our defense was 
unreal and we hit very well. We 
stayed motivated the whole night" 
When asked what he was going 
to do now that he was a champion. 
Reeves said, "I'm going to 

The Southern Accent 

Don't miss the chance 
to love and be loved 

I don't like change. Even little 
things like the cafeteria changing 
pasta day to Tuesday evening vnW 
upset me. Maybe if s a litde rigid, 
but 1 like things the way 1 like them 
and 1 don't want them to change. 
Change is so different, so imfamiliar 
and so scary. 1 don't want to deal 

Change in things is annoying but 
necessary. I do understand that my 
favorite shoes will wear out, and the 
company won't make that particular 
brand any more. I also understand 
that CBS will move Survivor to a dif- 
ferent night, and I won't be able to 
watch it because I have to work. 
And I understand that rules will 
always change, and 1 will never find 
out they've changed until I break 
the new one. 

But changes in relationships are 
much more difficult to deal with. 
Everyone wants to be loved. No 
one wants that love taken away from 
them. The poet Auden says, 
For the error bred in the bone 
Of each woman and each man 
Craves what it cannot have 
Not imiversal love 
But to be loved alone. 
Auden says that this is a funda- 
mental error in humans, 1 don't 
believe it. I think there's more to it 
than that. We are all loved alone at 
some point in our lives. But that's 
not enough. 1 think what we want, 
and what we cannot have, is to be 
loved alone condnuously and per- 
manently. We don't want that ado- 
ration to be taken away from us. 
Therefore we fear the natural 
changes in our relationships; we 
hold on loo tightly when it feels like 
the relationship might be slipping 

There can never be a state of per- 
fect bliss in relationships, Ifs not 
possible to love s 
way at all t 

pretend. The irony of this is that 
most of us reali2e that we can't do it, 
but expect another person to be 
able to love us the same way at afl 

Looking back on the early part of 
a relationship, things 
"easy." We're on our best behavior 
when we don't know s 
How long it takes for us to 
fortable and let loose with ( 
selves depends on how much 1 
we spend with this other person. 
But inevitably it happens: a fight, a 
disagreement, f 

the other doesn't expect from us, 
and the relationship is changed. 
And it continues to change from 
that point on, and often, we will pve 
up because it isn't "how it used to 
be." But do we really want it how it 

The best part of relationships is 
being known, really truly known. 
That takes time and change. 
Having someone else really under- 
stand you is terrifying, but also one 
of the greatest joys we have on this 

It's a terrifying ride. But ifs def- 
initely worth it. 

My challenge to you as you go 
about building new relationships 
here at Southern is to not be afield 
to let them change, Allow them to 
grow and allow the other person to 
grow. By stifling change, you miss 
out on the greatest opportunity 
afforded us here on earth-being 
given the chance to love and be 

Why the Accent doesn't 
cover women's intramurals 

Thumbs up on the sportsmanship during All-Night 
Softball. Throughout tiie season many of the teams dis- 
played really good sportsmanship to their own teams 
and the ones they were playing It is just a game; thanks 
players and fans alike for remembering that 

Thumbs down on not having the concession open 
at All-Night Softball. Did no one want to make any 
money by selling hot chocolate, hot dogs, chips candy 
and soft drinks? It was a chilly evening, and some club 
could have made lots of money and kept the spectator 

Thumbs up on Steve Arrington speaking «| 
Southern. It would be great if he could c 
year! This man loves God and it's evident in 
speaks to students. The experiences he shared ffeoHl 
long way in speaking to most people on this canpsj 
Lef s bring him back! 

Thumbs down on closing the student c 
early on Fridays. Who wants to spend Fridi 
in their room? No wonder there are so many si 
the two-dollar theater on Friday afternoons. Thatffl 
tainment doesn't put us in the right mind for ve^ | 

There's a particular reason why 
the Accent has not covered 
women's intramurals during the 
Softball season. 

And I wanted to address it before 
it festers into a complaint. 

The Accent wants to cover 
women's intramurals also, not just 
the men's games. While more men 
play mtramurals and probably read 
the sports section, we do want to 
cater to the women readers and par- 

If you read the Accent accounts 
of intramural games, you will notice 
a trend - most of the games report- 
) ed on are played on Monday. This 
allows us to put the most up-to-date 
games in the Accent for you to read 
a couple days later. 

So we are stuck witii the slate of 
games scheduled for Monday. The 
Ae-CENT attempts to cover the best 
game or two for that particular day. 
which is normally the game that pits 
the teams with the two best records. 
But sometimes there isn't a 
women's game scheduled for 
Monday, or the game scheduled is 
between two mediocre teams. 

In fact, the Accent assigned a 
sports reporter to cover a women's 
game during Uie softball season. 
Unfortunately, the game ended up 
being forfeited when one team did 
not show up. 

So while a majority of the sports 
coverage will feature men's sports, 
we want to include women's games 
among our coverage. U anyone, 
especially females, are interested in 
covering intramural sports, please 
contact the Accent. 

Letters to the Editor 

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But in prior years ttiere have 

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Thursday, October 4, 2001 

The Southern Accent 9 

Harmony discusses the bathrooms ^re we at the beginning or end? 

Harmony Tillehson 


Vrrgghh. WHY do they put out 
rhose little paper toilet seat covers 
iur people to use if the stupid toilet 
IS going to flush it away premature- 

1 have a hard time with technolo- 

t mean, I can deal with e-mail 
,:id microwaves, and shockingly 
-nough, cell phones. Even though I 
>wore I would never fall mto the 
trap of the cellular world, last week 
I bonded with the nice man at 
SunCom. Now I'm just another one 
of those annoying girls who yank 
out her phone in the middle of Gap 
- to alert her friends of the tank top 

So I'm somewhat adjusted to the 
technological world in which I live 
But there is one aspect that I just 
cannot seem to make friends with. 

Ok, so whoever thought it would 
be more sanitary, or cool, or what- 
ever to make toilets flush automati- 
cally was pretty ingenious. At first 
thought, you're like, "Oooh, cool. 
The toilet flushes by itself. NeaL" 
Until you encounter one with a 
mind of if s own, that flushes at all 
the wrong times. 

Offer applies to 
i Southern students only. 

Delivery closes at 1 1 p.r 
Be sure to tip the drive 

Automatic sinks 

And those automabt sink 
faucets What is. up with that? My 
hands must be mvisible 

r trigger the water to t 

And be quiet, all you computer 
science people. I know what you're 

OK, enough about bathrooms. I 
don't think I need to expound any 
further. You all know the angst that 
I go through, whether you want to 
admit it or not. 


So. how about those whales 
Friday night at vespers? If you 
missed it, there was all this incredi- 
ble footage of whales. What 1 found 
most fascinating was when the one 
female whale being chased by 14 
male whales ... and she had to hide 
under a boat {something about it 
being the end of mating season). I 
found that to be sort of like dating at 
Southern. Except sometimes the 
boy whale is the one being pursued 
by 14 girl whales. And the end of 
mating season would mean your 
senior year in college. 

I thought that was interesting 
and gross at the same time. 

Locking your car 

Oh, yes, and one more thing: No 
matter how b-usting you are of the 
Collegedale citizens, never leave 
your car unlocked with the engine 
going. Even if you are just running 
into the CK to grab a quick break- 
fast burrito. Undoubtedly, some 
faceless prankster will move your 
car, and watch through the window 
of the post office as you race franti- 
cally around the parking lot looking 
for it 

Just a few things to think about 
during the rest of your week, 

Large Pizza 
One Topping 

rtUflJOiml $5.99 

Better Ingredients 
Better Pizza 


What will we call Sept. 11 ten 
years from now? What was it that 
changed in all of us when we saw 
those familiar airplanes flying into 
those monuments of our stability 
and success? Was that act of terror 
simply a rock thrown into the pool of 
our constancy, leaving us to wait for 
the ripples to subside and all be 
remrned to normal? Was some dis- 
sonant piece slipped into the 
Conductor's hand while His back 
was turned? Are we at the begin- 
ning of the end, or just coming to an 
end of the beginning? 

The above questions are certiun- 
ly only a fraction of the many to be 
asked of God regarding the events 
ofthe past few days. However, there 
does seem to be one question 
underlying the rest tliat demands a 
more immediate response; what 
made this tragedy a greater shock 
than the horrors people and nations 
all around us face? After all, does it 
not seem a cruel irony tliat this 
nation would fall to its knees and 
weep over the loss of five to ten 
thousand of its souls while not shed- 
ding a tear for the estimated twenty- 
five tliousand that die of starvation 
in other lands every day? Which of 
these two is tlie greater loss, the 
greater evil? 

Was the bulk of our reaction to 
this terrible act driven by a simple 
fear that tomorrow might not be 
ours? After all, witliout a certainty 
of tomorrow, we are robbed of 
something counted by many as 
more precious tlian gold - a place to 
put off the things tliat should always 
be done today Forgive my brother? 
Tomorrow. Speak a word of kind- 
ness? Tomorrow. Abandon my 
sources of recreation and entertain- 
ment? Tomorrow, In reality, the 
person that does not have tomorrow 
is a poor wretch indeed, but only if 

that person does not have Jesus, j^^ 
Presumed tomorrows are poor sub- ^^ 
slitutes for an assurance of eternity, 
and it is a far better thing to be a 
poor wretch with Jesus than a rich 
man without tomorrow. 

Not only should this sad event 
lead us to the reality that tomorrow 
may not be ours, it should also 
direct us to the reality that Jesus is 
coming soon. The statement of the 

soon advent has been spoken in the 
halls of our church buildings and 
written in our books and magazines, 
but much more than a mental assent 
to the nearness of His coming is 
necessary 2 Peter 3 says all things 
will not continue as they have been. 
Tliis statement indicates that the 
stability of this nation and the pres- 
ence of our earthly comforts may 
not exist for long, but this statement 
was not intended to inspire fear. Far 
from it. This statement was intend- 
ed to inspire a hope in Christ's soon 
return. What is needed now is not 
blind anxiety. What is needed now 
is a realistic assessment ofthe times 
in which we live. Watch and pray. 
Jesus is comings 

10 The Southern Accent 


^""''SDAY.O a^;^ 


Jason Ileto answers "why physics?" A spud of a different color 

Science editor dispels myths about physics majors 

Well the lifestyles, humor, edito- 
rial and religion editors have intro- 
duced themselves, so here I am, 
your science editor. Maybe some of 

maybe even a phobia. But if it was 
not for science, we would still use 
our feet to propel our cars like Fred 
and Barney instead of using gaso- 
line (but maybe we would have 
those huge Mastodon 

steaks, ..made with soy beans, of 
course). And instead of movie pro- 
jection we would have animal pup- 
pet shadows. With that in mind, this 
page will contain stuff that you will 
think is cool. 

I'm going to ^ve you the advan- 
tage and tell you some things about 
me. Some of my favorite things 
include: Pringles or spicy Ramen 
noodles after midnight, photogra- 
phy, kung fu movies vrith bad dub- 
bing, jazz and, like every good 
physics major, launching projectiles 
of the potato kind. I also enjoy cook- 
ing; it's the only way to go when 
cafeteria food goes south. Things I 
don't like: doing the Brock to 
Hickman run in 4.17 minutes, most 
bacteria, lines at the cafeteria after 
convocation that go from here to 
eternity, and that creepy stuffed 

bird staring at me when 1 enter 
Hickman on the biology floor. 

So let me fill in my part of the 
whole "Whafs your major / where 
are you from?" conversation. You 

only 3 potatoes, a pen and a pau- of 
shoelaces. Too bad I can't impress 
many girls with this talent As for 
where am I from, 1 live in Orlando, 
Fla., the land of the Mouse and 
where we don't have four seasons, 
only three (last summer, this sum- 
mer, and next summer). 

I want to use this space to dispel 
some preconceptions about physics 

Myth: All they do is study 

Truth: In fact, this is probably 
the last thing we like to do. That's 
why we put it off as long as we can. 
We would rather do stuff Uke camp, 
wakeboard, hike and play music. 

Myth: They are all on the sun- 
deprived skinny side. 

Truth: You know 
Johnson? His biceps e 
bigger then your head. 

Myth: We aren't the 

^ probably 

may be wondering "why physics?" 
Just learning about God's universe 
in its most fundamental form gives 
me kicks, Also, I occasionally blow 
things up. And if 1 leave my lights 
on when I go to the $2 theater and 
my car won't start. 1 can MacGyver 
my way out of the situation using 


Truth: We like picnics and long 
walks on the beach as much as any 
man. We just think about how we 
could make the sand into a sort of 
glass substrate. 

I hope you enjoy this section of 
the paper. If you want to write for 
the science section or have com- 
ments for me, you can contact me at 

You could soon be eating purple 

Purple potatoes are still in a test- 
ing stage, but we could soon be see- 
ing purple potatoes on Wal-Mart 

The point of developing these 
odd potatoes is a good and impor- 
tant one: to stop the need for using 
chemical sprays on organic potato 
crops. The potato - so obscure it has 
no name - is being studied at the 
University of Newcastie in northeast 
England. Scientists say that this 
potato appears to be resistant to all 
fungal diseases and therefore may 
not require any chemical treatment 

"We tested a wide range of differ- 
ent varieties that have come avail- 
able fairly recentiy, which organic 
farmers have no experience with," 
said Carlo Leifert, a professor of 
ecological agriculture. "At the very 
last minute we took on a variety 
from Hungary that two Scottish 
enthusiasts gave us. It really did 
amazingly well in tiials against 
blight, and it also had the best vigor 

nutiient soil." ^ 'o* 

While plots of most com,„ , 
potato varieties are wilting °?;M 
figured from the afferts of^lf 
impregnated with seven 3 
stiams of the fungus Which 2 
bhght, the purple newcomerisflo^ 
ishing, with only a few tiny lesT 
on Its healthy green leaves, ■nietjnv 
esions on tiie leaves are particj 
ly encouraging because they sho« 
thatthe blight is presentbutnotprfr 
gressing. This suggests that the 
plants have a high level of durab 
resistance, which is preventing the i 
blight from reaching the poutoes 
underground. Leifert said if fe I 
potatoes pass the taste test aiiij I 
supermarket quality tests, thn I 
could be on sale soon. 

Diseases such as potato b,^^, 
destroy millions of dollars worth of I 
untreated potato crops every year, I 
and this could prove an importan! I 
breakthrough, Leifert said. f 

In the futiire, we could see the I 
cafeteria serving purple mashed I 
potatoes, purple fries and purple ts | 

A real hfe fusion reactor 

A car that keeps you awake as you drive 


Have you ever become really 
sleepy on your my back to 
Soutbern after spendinB some lime 
al borne durins a break? Has it ever 
been so bad that you fell asleep at 
the wheel? Well scientists are devel- 
oping some new lecbnology that 
could help you slay awake during 
those long drives. 

No one likes a backseat driver, 
but one can be helpful if you are 
falling asleep. But what if you arc 
alone? IBM scientists have devel- 
oped an ardBcial passenger to help 
drxjwsy drivers stay awake and on 
the road. 

about You? Are You there? For a sin- 
ner likelike me, a felon, in a prison 
cell. InslanUy, I felt one word 
explode in my heart and soul, it 
was, . . Always.- My lite was 
changed in a heart beat. 

Debbie: How did you make the 
connection with Jacques Cousleau' 

Steve: I had been paroled for 
model behavior. 1 m.ide a commit- 
ment to the judge who paroled me 
that I would talk to kills about choic- 
es. 1 would encourafe young peo- 
ple to make good choices so that 
one day they might realize their 

The artificial passenger would 
lurk in a modified dashboard, moni- 
toring what a driver is doing 

If a driver is in danger of falling 
asleep, it will initiate conversadons 
and monitor responses. The conver- 
sational cues are created by con- 
sultiiig a profile of a driver's likes 
and dislikes stored by the smart 

Then it analyses your responses 
to provocative questions to see if 
your response is slow or the intona- 
tion of the speech is slurred, per- 
haps reflecting how fatigued a driv- 
er has become. 

And on top of this, the artificial 
i camera to watch 


Captain Cousteau heard about 
le. and hu«d me as chief diver and 
expedmon leader. It was amazing 
because I was an ex-felon, and I did 
n t even speak French. 

Debbie; Out of all your adven- 
tures do you have a bvorite exoeri 

Steve: Sitting on a log in Fiji get- 
bstentng to her breathe, feeUng he 
heart beating against mine and 
knowing she's only alive today 
because love Jesus. And Alisa is the 
^e^age^as my s« year-old daugh- 

Alisa had a serious heart condi- 

the mouth of a driver and fine-tune 
its speech recognition system. 

If it detects that you are getting 
sleepy, the artificial passenger has 
several options available to keep 
you awake. It could wind down a 
window, sound a buzzer and per- 
haps even use a spray to dash cold 
water mto the face of the driver. Or 
It could change the radio station 
(perhaps to country) or tell jokes 

The developers of the technolo- 
gy are reportedly talking to carmak- 
ers about adopting the artificial pas- 
senger. "If this is something people 
want, it's doable within three to five 
years,- Dr. Zadrozny, one of tlie 
developers, told New Sctentisl. 

tion and her liither had been told by 
the local doctors that there was 
nothing that could be done We 

brought her to Lomalinda for life 
saving surgery. 

Debbie: What would you advise 
a college shident to do to keep a 
strong connection with God' 

Steve: You must estabUsh com- 

And as you are focused on God 

reahze that He focuses on you 

vatedt''!'^ "floyoustaymoti- 
vaied to serve God? 

A sketch of a real l,fe fusion reactor. The sun produce: 
fusion. Someday we may be able lo produce more enei 
like these and solve our world's energy problei 

people because it's never been 
harder to be a young person grow- 
uig up m America. 

Debbie: How do you suggest we 
pursue our dreams? 

Steve: God provides the worm 
for the bird, but he doesn't throw it 
uitothe-nest We all have to active- 

^,Jff" God blesses. He blesses 
with both hands. TTiat means that 

yes, God will do what is truly best 


Calendar of Events 


Thursday, October 4 

11a Convocation-Gordon Bietz (Church) 

5:30pPray for Your World (Back of Cafeteria) 

6p Swim Meet (lies) 

8p COMICS (Lynn Wood Hall) 

Friday, October 5 

At Your Service departs for GCA 
Sp Creative Ministries/Leadership Retreat Departure 

5:30pPray for Your World Missions 
7p Christ in Action (Gospel Chapel) 


Vespers (Various Facul^ Homes) 

Sabbath, October 6 

9 & 11:30a Church Service-Ed WrigHt (CoU^edale Church) 

10:15a The Third-Mike Fulbright (lies) 

l:45pFLAG Camp (Wright Hall) 

2:30p Nursing Home Visitation, Chattanooga Music Company (Wright Hall) 

3:30pRoom in the Inn (Wright Hall) 

7p Evensong (Church) 

9p International Jamboree-sponsored by LAC (lies) 

Sunday, October 7 

7:30aASEAN Club Departure for Six Flags (Wright Hall) 
9a Wolftever Creek Rescue Day (Wolftever Elementary School) 

I la Cohutta Springs Triathlon Registration 

12:30p Cohutta Springs Triathlon 

7:30p Wind Symphony Concert (Church) 

'Convocation credit ^en 

Monday, October 8 

5:30pPray for Your Worid Missions (Back of CaPt) 

7:30p Naturally Seven Concert (lies) 

'Double Convocation credit given 

Tuesday, October 9 

1 la Senior Class Meeting (Brock Hall, Room #333) 

5:30p Pr^ for Your World Missions (Back of Caf6) 

6p Sttidy Skills Seminar (Seminar Room, Student Center) 

7p Premier (Church Fellowship Hall) 

7p Student Senate (Stiident Center Seminar Room) 

Wednesday, October 10 

5:30pPray for Your World Missions (Back of Caf^ 

6p Family Night (Church) 



Jennifer Anderson 

Yerika Del Vallc 

Christopher Walters 

A.J. Siagg 


Ms. Vernila Knock 

Patly Breecc 

Billy Tomlinson 


Jessica Landess 

Chris Mitchell 

Ryan Jones 

Danielle Muhlenbeck 


Summer Frazier 

Daniel Olson 

Sarah Eirich 

Tanya Erickson 

Elisabeth Perkins 

Greg Smith 



Jennifer FrannsM 

Haven Stanley 

Ambcrlcy Howe 

Jptmifcr Ross 
Kclli Rtevps 

Benjamin Padgett 

Heather Demaree 

Julie Ferneyhough 

l^-n Braman 

Faith Dewey 

Natalie Pleasants 


FREE (for SAU students)! Make your time and 
effort count! A seminar will be held on OcL 9 from 
1 la untU noon in the seminar room across from the 
Chaplain's Office in the Stuiient Center. It will be 
repeated in the same location from 6-7p that same 
day. The subjects that will be covered are task man- 
agement, reading comprehension, and n 


going to Sbc Flags on Sunday, OcL 7. They are 
meeting in front of Wright Hall at 7:30a. and they 
plan to carpool. If you are willing to drive, the club 
will help you with S8 for gas. Tlie Six Flags tickets 

will c 


MEET THE FIRMS: Juniors and seniors are 
invited to meet potenlia] employers on Tliursday, 
OcL 25 from 2-5p in the church fellowship hall. 
Meet the Firms is sponsored by the School of 
Busuiess & Management, School of Computing, 
School of Journalism & Communication and the 
School of Visual Art & Design. Bring resume and 
portfolio. Register at one of the sponsoring schools. 

NO LOITERING POUCY: Out of concern for 
the welfare of our young people, the church admin- 
istration has decided to re-instate the policy of 
requiring everyone to be inside Uie building on 
Friday nights. We had hoped that this wouldn't be 
necessary, however, due to certain behaviors and 
problems, the parking lots and areas around the 
building will be off linuts unless participants are 
entering or leaving the premises. Tlie church sex- 
tons will be assisted by the Collegedale Police to 
enforce this policy until administration feels that 
there is significant cooperation from the young peo- 
ple choosing to come to the church on Friday 
nights. We want to affirm those sludenls that have 
been attending and even helping witli the vespers 
progTHmming. We want to encourage all our young 
people to come inside and participate if they are 
choosing to be here on Friday evenings. 

CONVOCATION: Want to know your convoca- 
tion credits to this point in the semester? Log onto: 
http://theplace,southern,edu/ score for your total 

2002 senior class will organize at 11a on Tuesday. 
OcL 9, in Brock Hall #333. Convocation credit will 
be given. Come and participate in choosing your 

class officers. 

the Firms is sponsoring a resume-vmting work- 
shop in Brock Hall #341 Wednesday. OcL 10 and 
Thursday, OcL 11 from 8-lOp. The seminar is 
brought to you by the School of Business & 
Management, School of Computing, School of 
Journalism & Communication and tlie School of 
Visual Art & Design. 

CONCERT: Naturally Seven, an A Cappella 
group (1999 New York Champions & 1999 National 
Champions) will perform on Monday, OcL 8 at 
7:30p in lies. Convocation credit will be given. 
Naturally Seven consists of seven young men in 
thefr late 20s/early 30s from New York Mefro Area, 
with a unique blend of seven-part harmony blend- 
ing jazz/gospel/R&B, and even classical styles. 
They mimic insfruments from horns to guitar, 
which will make you find thefr music a pure delight 
Their lyrical content is always inspirational, stretch- 
ing from their various church backgrounds. 
Naturally Seven was created in September of 1998 
and has already started to make waves. 

TRLATHLON: Cohutta. Springs Triathlon will 
be held on OcL 7, 2001 at 12:30p, Registration will 
begin at 11a. 

at the Sltident Park Friday, OcL 5. Come at 7p for 
smores. Vespers will follow at 8p. 

JOB INTERVIEW TIPS: Reserve Tuesday. 
OcL 23 on your calendar for an 

interactive seminar on preparing yourself for an 
job interview. Check next week's Chatter for infor- 
mation on time and place. 


Test Date; 12/10/01 
Application Deadline: 10/19/01 

Test Dale: 12/3/01 
Application Deaaine; 11/2/01 

ACT EXAM will be given Friday, OcL 5 at 8a. 
Call the Counseling Center at #2782 to sign up. 
Tills will be tlie last exam until mid-November. 


WEEK OF PRAYER TAPES: Tapes are avail- 
able of Doug Batchelor's Week of Prayer sermons 
in the McKee Library Media Center. Contact 
Frank DiMemmo at #2727. 

WOMEN'S GIFTS: OcL 4-7 in Baltimore and 
Washington D.C. This 19th annual conference of 
tlie Association of Adventist Women is featuring 
dynamic speakers like Cynthia Prime and Brenda 
Bullingy. There will also be workshops for reach- 
ing the secular mind, how to interpret Scripture 
with insight and integrity, stages of faitli and more. 
The conference will also feature exciting stuff by 
and for young adults. The conference is free for 
students. For more information, contact Penny 
Wheeler at 301-3934120 or e-mail at 

Ministries has three of Doug Batchelor's books on 
sale in tlie Campus Ministries office: The Richest 
Caveman ($5), How to Survive and Thrive in 
Church ($5), and To See the King; Seven Steps to 
Salvaaon ($3). 

PREMIER: Do you write music? Are you inter- 
ested in sharing that gift? Do you like live music? 
Premier is a concert series totally focused on the 
songwriters and composers living on campus and 
attending our school If you are curious, come 
check it out Tuesday, OcL 9 at 7p in the church fel- 
lowship hail. 

MISSIONS WEEKEND: Next week OcL 11- 
13. There will be speakers at convocation and ves- 
pers and booths will be in tlie Student Center 
Sabbath ailernoon, 

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'- ;™ the back of her pants. At first >"™y mud puddles o" campus^ class do you really Uiink that your think.Jf we could bnng ourselve: 

•"o,..h, that maybe she had f^len, ,XZ::<:ZL^^^r:Z Wshtlii be exposed ,„ Ute biner to put away our nip-nops unt,l, say 

Spring break, we could move on to 

the much more attractive footwear 

that fa!) has to offer. A 

1 realize that I may be in the I 

minority here, but I really think thai 

mp-fiops should go. Just NEXTWEEK: Fail colors, top three 
- - - ■ ■ dos and don'ts and outfit of the 


The safest kind of buzz 

Tell me a different story 

interesting stories. We don't nem 
to limit ourselves to the ii 

Humor editor cuts 

his surplus ofhair, hopes to have girls pet It 5^^^^^=!.;,^^ t^^^^tl^ 

Statement or trying to rebel against completely different storyP^Hast^^ things too. '"'^"' 

Rob York 

Humor Editor ^ 

If s high time that I told each and 
every one of you my stance on vio- 
lence in the media. 
Maybe later. 

Right now I want to talk to you 
about hair. In taking stock of my 
own hair recently, 1 found 1 had a 
surplus. I went home a couple 
weeks ago having not had it cut in 
about two months because I 
worked for tree as an intern all sum- 
mer. The $10 necessary for a trim at 
the local barber shop might have 
caused me to take out another guar- 
anteed student Iflan. 

While hanging out with a few of 
rriy non-Adventist Mends back at 
home in the thriving metropolis of 
Martin, Tenn., 1 mentioned that I 
needed a haircut, and one of the 
guys volunteered. I said OK 
because he is a licensed barber, 
after all. Actually, 1 said OK because 
\\e was intoxicated, determined and 
he had scissors. (Did 1 mention that 
these guys aren't Adventists?) 

Now that the deed has been 
done, 1 think I'm taking a liking to 
it. Having it cut this short is benefi- 
cial for at least three reasons; 1) it 
saves me five minutes every morn- 
ing not having to comb it. 2) it'll be 
a couple of months before 1 have to 
cut it again, and 3) girls might pet it 
The only reason I chose not to 
get the full I,aramie* and shave it all 
off is because I wiis an active boy 
who grew up on a farm and acci- 
dents happened. 

the strict confines of the conserva- ^^^^ happened to you when you 
tive society in which I grew up, but ^^^^ Ustemng to a person ramble 
I honestly just wanted 

A few highlights include: falling 
down the stairs at age three, bust- 
ing my head open in a bike accident 
at age eight, and being mauled by a 
fearsome Labrador named Pokey at 
age nine. You could say that my 
head has taken more of a beating 
tiian Gary Condifs reputation did 
over the summer, 

The haircut is going to take 
some getting used to because I've 
always enjoyed having lots of hair. It 
was down to my neck most of my 
high school days, and that was com- 
mon for a lot of guys to try 

One day, when I was 16 and not 
very bright. I decided to get it 
permed. 1 could tell you that I was 
making a grand non-conformist 

look like 
the lead singer of Bush. 

"Girls seem to think hes hot 
stuff " I probably said to myself, and 
people probably shunned me 
because 1 was talking out loud to no 
one in particular in the middle of Bi- 

Unfortunately, 1 didn't look like 
the lead singer of Bush, I looked 
like a certain salesman for 1-800- 
CALLATT with flaming (in every 
sense of the word) red hair that I 
shouldn't have to mention by name. 
And, being that I was 16, I got my 
driver's license picture taken with 
that hairstyle. By the time 1 was 18 
and my hair was shorter, I was get- 
ting all kinds of looks from cashiers 
whenever I had to cash a check. 

It's memories like this that make 
me glad I've gone with a more con 
servative look. Now at times I may 
miss what 1 have given up, but if 
only one girl pets it, it will still all 
have been worth it 

Oh, by the way, if you have a 
problem with media violence, quit 
compl^ning and turn off the TV. I'd 
also recommend that you never 
read the book of Judges. 

* Freshmen can look him up in 

on for 20 or so minutes? 

Them: "So. blah blah blah. .." 
You: (yawn) 

Them: "...blah blah blah..." 
You: (check watch, again) 
Them: "...blah blah, like when I 
fell into that pit of vipers in the jun- 
gles of Borneo with nothing but a 

Them: "Hey, I got sometli 
really important to tell you." 

You: "Oh yeah, what is it'" 

Them; "111 tell you later, bad 
what I was saying..." 

Come on akeady and tell me 
important stuff. I don't care al 
the weather outside if what fc I 
important thing you were going iq I 
immediate | 

that there's 

piece of gum and shoestring but ^^^^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^ 

completely different story, 

injua I 

Rob York, senior communications 
major, hates his Joker picture. But 
most students can relate. They hate 
his Joker picture too. 

Rob York chats with Manny Bokich 


/ith Rob York 

MB: We all know that 
Brandon's a superman, and 
noUiing could ever hurt him, 
but yeah, I would be. 

Rob: You wouldn't be the 
one to incapacitate him, would 

This week, humor editor Rob 
York sits down with SA executive 
vice Manny Bokich and finds out 
what he has up his sleeve this 
school year. 

Rob: Wliat are you planning to 

change about SA Senate this year? 

MB: I want us to be more visible 

Rob: Is there any truth to tlie 
. rumor that in order to gain a 
F greater sense of historical accuracy 
senators will be required to wear 
togas and speak in Latin when try- 
ing to pass a bill? 
MB: Absolutely 

Rob: Good, 1 liked that rumor. 
Should Brandon Nudd be incapaci- 
tated for any reason, would you be 
capable of assuming his sworn 

money, of course, 

Rob: You are a marketing major. 
Do you see yourself taking a mar- 

keting position after college? 
MB: Sure. 

Rob: What if you had to market 
something really difficult, like, say, 

MB: TTiat would definitely be a 
challenge, but I think my classes 
here have prepared me for things 
like that— especially Dr. Olson's 

Rob: Now that you're a public fig- 
ure, have you had strained relations 
with anyone in the media? 

MB: There is one guy who has 
said he only respects me for my 
height, but other than that I get 
along fine with everyone. ■ 

Rob: Do you ever get the feeling 
tiiat someone in the media is watch- 
ing you? Someone with an ax to 
grind? Someone who's just a little 
bit.. .bitter? Someone who's just 
waiting for you to mess up so that ! 
can. ..I mean they can swoop dovra 
and just pick at your bones? Well 

MB: No. not really 
Rob: OK, just checking. 
MB: If there ever was. I could 
use SA money to take care of him. 

You (snappmg awake) "What' 
What d you sav'" 

Them "Oh 111 tell you some 
other time Back to what I was say 
ing...blah blah blah...." 

I hate that How come anytime 
someone starts to say something 
exciting, its never the right time, or 
it wasn't "back to what I was say- 
ing..."? Why can't the exciting part 
be what you're getting back to? We. 
as talkers, need to start telling the 

, 111 be sitting there o 
day listening to someone ramble or 
about a new way they found for | 
tymg their shoes when all of a 
den a book... 

Them: "So then the rabbit 
over the hole..." 

Book: (Be^ns to fall) 
Them: "Hey I got something I 
unportant to tell you, but first look! 
at this loop.. 

Me: "No wait, what's the impor- 1 
ta " (blacks out) 

See. clearly the ever-fascinating | 
shoe tying demonsti^tion ! 
hdve taken a back seat to the bool I 
about to ruin my day I think that I 
we need to start embracing the sui | 
den random thoughts 
what pops into our heads at pecufe | 
times They may t 
most important thing to soineoK| 

Who knows what I'U do the neH | 
time I fall into a pit of vipers ir ' 
jungles of Borneo witii only a piM I 
of gum and shoestiing? Theyneva| 
got back to the completely differfl* ■ 

What do I care if yo" ^ 
your... what? 

Steve Baughman is a setiiorEn^^ 
major from Indiana. 

Senior class officers elected Page 2 

SOUTHERN *^'^ ' ^^^^ testing offered this weel« Page 7 

ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY ^^»^>^^ma^^_^^^_i.^^^^^^_^^^ 

The Southern Accent 



Volume 57, Issue i 

Status of SA Senate bicycles is "up in the air" 

A committee formed during Tuesday's SA 
Senate meeting is deciding the future of the 
bicycles purchased by the Student 
Association two years ago for use on campus. 
The Senate is considering several options for 
dealing with the bikes, which developed 
maintenance problems almost immediately 
after their purchase. 

'They were being abused," said Manny 
Bokich, SA executive vice president, "We 
pulled them because we couldn't keep up 
with the maintenance." Last year's Senate 
was not able to find a solution to the abuse 
problem, Bokich said. The idea for the bikes 
iinginally came from Walla Walla College, 
ind '54.000 were spent on the bikes, but the 
lirtignim did not adapt well because the hills 
md stairs on Southern's campus cause more 
wear and tear to die bikes, Bokich said. The 
committee will present its recommendations 
the Tuesday after midterm, Bokich said. 
"We're hopefully going to vote on a solution 
at the next meeting." 

Suggestions under consideration by the 
committee include limiting bike use to the 
promenade, allowing the bikes to be checked 
out from the dorms with ID cards, fining for 
misuse or simply donating the bikes to a wor- 
thy cause. 

Committees also formed on several other 
issues brought before tlie Senate. Senator 
Julie Hall reported on the problem of parking 

Sek Bikes, p. 2 

Parking short on campus For mer SMs exh ibit this weekend 

*"-' " tiires and the pnsnel. 

_ Parking at Southern Adventist University 
IS tight With enrolhnent peaking higher than 
fiver, dorms are fuU and so are the parking 
lots. Students complain about the lack of 
spaces at classroom buildings and having to 
park far from their dorms, but some groups 
on campus have it tougher than others. 

For example, the men of Thatcher South 
must park across the street from the dorm 
behveen the gym and the church. Campus 
lafet\' Director Eddie Avant said that men are 
required to park by the church "because I 
^nct get any females to park there. They 
aon't want to walk that far." For the last two 
years, Avant asked Thatcher South residents 

to park across the street voluntarily Now 
Avant requires males to park there. 

Parkmg spaces all over campus are short 
Southern has 1,565 parking spaces, but last 
year there were 2.235 registered vehicles. 
Talge has 432 spaces, while Thatcher and 
Thatcher South share 346. 

In general, the parking shortage concerns 
men. Seventy-four percent of male students 
register a car on campus, while only 61 per- 
cent of women do so. 

With the construction of Soudiern Village 
completed, a whole new situation arose. The 
apartment complex was originally designed 
for two cars per apartment or eight per com- 
plex. However, the actual number of cars is 

See Parking, 

Former student missionaries and task- 
force volunteers will present tiieir experi- 
ences during shident missions week, Oct 8 to 
13. During this week, former missionaries are 
coordinating the convocation and vespers 
programs and an opportunities fair for stu- 
dents who desire to spread the gospel. 

At the Student Missions Expo from 2 to 5 
p.m. on Sahjrday afternoon in the shident 
center, visitors will view student mission dis- 
plays, photos and video footage. Guests can 
meet vrith student missionaries and partici- 
pate in an around-the-world tour that feahires 
highlights of missionary experiences. 

The goal of world missions is to give stu- 
dents a new perspective on life, different cul- 

tures and the gospel, 

Gina Thurber, junior religious studies 
major, went as a missionary to Pohnpei. 

"I like to learn about different cultures. 
Mission work gave me this opportunity," 
Thurber said. "[Mission work] makes you 
open to more ways of life. Though primitive, 
Pohnpei is a beautiful place." 

Sherrie Norton, missions coordinator, said 
that visitors of the Student Missions Expo can 
meet representatives from Adventist Frontier 
Missions, ADRA. the 1000 Missionary 
Movement and other Seventh-day Adventist 
volunteer organizations. 

Many of the returned missionaries 
express God's calling in their lives. Before 
making the decision to be a missionary in 

See SM Expo, p. 3 



Campus News 

Campus Ministries 

Campus Chatter 

Michael W. Smith just 
released his fifteenth 
recording, a praise 
and worship CD prop- 
erly titled ■Worship." 

Humor columnist 
Dennis Mayne sat 
down with President 
Gordon Bietz to find 

Thursday, October u 

Cafeteria traffic increasing 

Cafetena has kept ™ddle deckopenlon^^ 

Senior class elects officen 

Nathan Zinner 

Nkws Refortcr 

A higher number of students eat- 
ing in the cafeteria has increased 
die toll on die food service staff as 
worliers try to deal with die growth. 
According to Sherrie Schoonard, 
producdon supervisor, die cafeteria 
has hired more students to help get 
students dirough line more quickly. 

Schoonard estimates that an 
average of 675 students come 
through line during lunch. This is 
up about 15 percent from 600 hun- 
dred students last year. 

To help with die lines, die mid- 
dle deck has stayed open longer, 
somedmes late enough to serve the 
1 p.m. rush. 

When students get out of class at 
11:.50 a.m., many of diem head to 
the cafeteria for lunch. 

Schoonard advises students to 
check other lines. Often dmes, she 
says, one or two lines are wide open 
while another line is backed up. 

The biggest obstacle for die cafe- 
teria is when "all die students come 
through all at once," Schoonard 


Kuntz, Kuntaraf, Felix and Barber chosen 

throughout the year. 

During the nomination pror« 
ShoUy Scarlett senior ps/chS 
major, provided some comic rpS 
After making the first nom J: 
for class pastor, she 

Sarah P«tcr, freshman mass commun,uuan ma.or and Dcsunj Ed-rd. ^^ 
man accounting and psychology major ba.d. the crovvded cafccena which h. 
had an increase in the numher of students that go through I: 

le each da) 

e options a 

Olher food se 
open to students. 

Caroline Marceau, sophomore 
mass communication major, said 
she goes to the Campus Kitchen for 

nicre are no plans to decrease 
the congestion, but servers are 
learning lo serve faster. Schoonard 
said, Other than that, she said, "1 
dun't know what wc can dn," 

More food is also needed to feed 
the students. 

Misha Birmele, sophomore 
graphic design major and cook 

"(The biggest obstacle 
is when) all the stu- 
dents come through all 
at once." 
- Sherrie Schoonard 

assistant, says there seems to be 
twice as much food prepared this 


Richard Johnson head cook 
said that a lot of preparation \^ nee 
essary lo fix lunch for nearly 700 

Johnson estimated that dunng a 
meal of scallops and mashed pota 
toes the cooks mil prepare 180 
pounds of scallops 160 quarts of 
mashed potatoes about 15 gallons 
of turkey and dressing about four 
gallons of tarter sauce about four 
gallons of gravy 80-90 pound^i of 
vegetables and six gallons of lentils 

Scott Damazo 

Npys REW""''' ^ 

In a class meeting on Tuesday, m 
which fewer than 40 students 
attended seniors elected their class 
officers Dan Kuntz senior biology 
education major was chosen as 
president, Andrea Kuntaraf, senior 
bio-medical major was elected vice 
president Pam Felix senior ele- 
mentary education major was elect- 
1 secretary- and Laramie Barber, 
senior theology major was elected 

I Louldn t ask for a better group 
uf people to work with " Kuntz said. 
I feel great" 

Kuntaraf also expressed satisfac- 
tion in her fellow officers. "I'm privi- 
to work with such an awe- 
team " she said "I think God 
really blessed " 

Marv Lou begar admimstrahve 
assistant for academic admmistra 
don said the semor officers are 
responsible for coordinahng every 
thing in tiie graduation program 
except the speakers which are 
selected and invited by President 
Gordon Bietz 

begar said the officers also must 
organize any other semor events 

moved to dose thermijji 
forum. There was no second to h! I 
motion, but she did receive af I 
chuckles. Earlier in the meeting % I 
seniors nominated 11 of their pie:^ I 
for the vice president position, F J I 
declined. ' 

After the meeting was oTtJ 
Barber sat for a moment, ponderiail 
his new position as class pastor. He I 
said he felt humbled to be responjl 
ble for representing Jesus lo hsl 
class. "I feel a burden to be it 
like Christ each day," Barber sail 
Felix said she, too, wa 
opportunity to servt 

Reflecting on the e 
the fact that the> were held eailia| 
this vear than in the past, \ 
said "It worked out great, it gH 
a chance to plan [our year) am 
procrastinate " 

Semors in attendance also i 
on their class sponsors who ar^l 
being approved b> academic adnE I 

The Southern Accent 

Daniel Olson, editor 
Tarali Solie, managing editor 

Southern celebrates Canadian Thanksgiving 

Debbie Battin 

Harmony Tillerson 

Misha Birmele 

Kristen Snyrnan 

Joe Earl 

Jared Thurmon 

Rachel BosUc 

Dan Kuntz 

Alejandra Torres 

Rob York 

Josh Townsend 

Heidi Tompkins 

Cady Van Dolson 

Kyle Baldwin 

Sam Covarrubias 

Jason Arnold 

Laura Gates 

Nathan Zinner 

Jolene Harrell 

Heather Durst 

Tressa Carmichael 

Neal Smitii 

Holly Graves 

Brian Wiehn 

ShoUy Scarlett 


Melissa Campbell 

SuiKCRimoN Manager 

Jen Page 

Jason neto 

David Leonard 

Melissa Turner 

Dennis Mayne 

Dennis Negnin 

Sarah Pester 

Steve Baughman 

The cafeteria served a 
Thanksgiving meal on Oct 8 to cel- 
ebrate Canada's Thanksgiving. 

Food Service director Earl 
Evans said the cafeteria has been 
serving a Canadian TTianksgiving 
meal for longer than he can remem- 

The ti-adition started at the 
request of one student worker, 
Evans said. 

The cafeteria serves special 
meals for foreign holidays in order 
to help students who are homesick. 

"Accommodating different activ- 
ities for different cultiires is impor- 
tant," said Emily Clawson. junior art 
major from British Columbia. 

"The Thanksgiving meal shows 
we are ti-ying to be in unity, Evans 


Canadians give tiianks for a sue- American Thanksgiving meal j 

cesshil harvest on the second Nov 19. The meal will includes 

Monday in October. pies such as cranbernes, api» 

For some, this time means good salad, and 

food, for others it means family Thanksgiving pies, 
time. Stephen Brock, junior bio- English "^^'^ator .- 

chemistry major from British Frobisher observed Uie fiR"| 

Columbia, said his Thanksgiving is American Thanksgiving "^Z^k 

a time for hhn to escape homework, Newfoundland, as he was ■ 

relax, and spend time witii family for crossing the Atiantic Uceaa | 

The cafeteria is serving an cessfuUy 



shortages for community students. 
Two years ago there were 2,235 reg- 
istered student and staff vehicles on 
campus and only 1,165 parking 
spaces, and enrollment has contin- 
ued to increase, Hall said. Senator 
Zach Shultz said the issue will 
become more of a problem once the 
men's dorm is expanded into cur- 
rent Talge parking, further limiting 
the number of parking spaces. 

Bill Wohlers, vice president of 
Student Services and SA sponsor, 
suggested that the committee 
explore other solutions besides 
building more spaces. There's not 
really a good place to build more 
spaces," he said. Senator sugges- 
tions included shuttling and 
increased charges for the most con- 
venient parking spaces. 

In the first item of business, new 
funding for campus clubs was iman- 
imously approved as part of the 
2002 SA budget. The budget 

includes S6,000 in the ne««^ 
The clubs mil apply fo;" ' 
activities to help avo.d c 
and the amomit each cluD 
will be based on n,e^^ ., 
Brandon Nudd. SAJ 
-We're going to give mo e 

the real clubs that a^ ^ 
social activities f "J^.f* 
said. KariShult2, directorial. 
Services, said up to 
registered Tuesday. 


The Southern Accent 

Southern Village is turning green 

"g^iiSii^irviilage is greening up 
[jue to the labor of Landscape 
Services crews. Two weeks ago sod 
laid on the front lawns of the 
jogwood and Oak apartments. 
SVilloWs lawn was leveled and irri- 

Landscape Services chose sod 
or die front lawns because it can be 
ratered regularly with the irriga- 
-tion system. It also covers up the 
■dirt that could be tracked into the 
■apartments. "It looks nicer and 
■saves the carpet." said Dave 

Brummel, assistant director of 
Landscape Services. 

Because irrigation cannot be 
done in the area behind the build- 
ings, seed, rather than sod is spread 
because it only needs to depend on 
the rain for water. According to 
Brummel, the back lawns should be 
completed tiiis week. 

TTie seeding is usually started 
two weeks into the fall semester. 
"TTiat way it gets more regular rain. 
It would die if it was planted in the 
spring," Brummel said. 

Before putting down the sod, 
workers spread topsoil over the red 
clay. The crew used the same top- 

soil that was scraped away while 
Southern Village was being con- 

After the topsoil was leveled the 
area was irrigated with a trencher 
and sprinklers were installed. The 
installation took about a week. 
Landscaping crews also laid plant 
beds so that the sod wouldn't have 
to be torn up. 

Putting in the sod doesn't take as 
long as the irrigation. All three 
landscaping crews worked to lay 
Dogwood's new yard, 'belaid nine 
pallets of sod In two hours," 
Brummel said. 

Student Poll 

Do you approve of Americans military actions in 

a Yes (43 percent) 
[ ~] No (45 percent) 
I 1 Not sure (12 percent) 

Par king from n 

nearly double that amount Avant 
said that Southern Village is about 
16 ir. 18 spaces short The current 
roaci construction will widen the 
streets enough so that Southern 
Village residents can park on tiie 
side of the road in front of the com- 
plex, but that solution is only tem- 

The worst parking situation on 
campus is faculty parking. One 

hundred and seventy four spaces 
are dedicated to faculty parking, but 
there were 691 registered faculty 
vehicles last year. In addition, the 
two faculty lots next to Wright Hall 
on Taylor Circle are open to stu- 
dents from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. week 
nights. Most students do not move 
their cars after 1 a.m., so when the 
faculty and staff show up in the 
morning, they have no place to 
park. Avant said that most of the 
tickets Campus Safety writes are for 
dorm students parking in faculty 

lots on Taylor Circle. 

Students aren't allowed to drive 
to and from classes because of the 
parking space shortage, but 
Campus Safety makes exceptions 
for students who must go directly 
between classes and work. 
Students who need to drive to class 
must submit their class schedule 
and work schedule with their 
employer's signature and phone 
number to Campus Safety. Avant 
calls the employers to verify the 



Nicaragua, Cesilia Brent, senioi 
nursing major, was torn between e 
good job offer and becoming a mis 
sionary She chose to let God lead ir 

the situation. 

"I felt called after taking the 
Frontier Missions nursing class 
here at Soutiiern," Brent said. 

Southern stijdents and commu- 
nity members are invited to the 
Student Missions Expo to hear tes- 

timonies of students who have been 
impacted after becoming missionar- 
ies and are encouraged to pray for 
the 117 student 
are currentiy serving 


graphic by Brian Wiehn 


American HeitfLjValk 

Saturday, October 13 

at Coolidge Park 


CALL 265-3466 

. American Heart i 

kThe Chattanooga Memorial Hospital Association.^ 

Heart Institute ^fj;^;;]^^^^^^;^. ^'-^'S 

Yes (67 percent) 

No (24 percent) 

1 I Not sure (9 percent) 

H Yes (24 percent) 
g| No (62 percent) 

I I Not sure 

(14 percent) 


• Hearl Disease kills 
950,000 Americans 
every year. In Hamilton 
County, 1356 people 
died from Heart 
Disease, 592 men and 
710 women. 

• Heart Disease and 
stroke kill more 
Americans than the next 
5 leading causes of 
death, combined. 

• Heart Attack is the 
leading cause of death 
in American women, 
killing more than 5 
times as many females 
as breast cancer. 

• The dollars raised in the 
Hamilton County Heart 
Walk fund vital 
cardiovascular research 
and educational 
programs. Over $3 
million went to 
Tennessee research 
projects last year. 

Thursday, October u 



Did Ellen White see New 
York City in vision? 

Jason Belyeu 

Guest CoujMhJisT 

Did Ellen White really 

New York Cily terrorist attaAs < 

the World Trade Center in visic 

before they happened? 

Shortly after Sept 1 1, 1 started 

believe in her prophetic gift now. 
The Wends and neighbors of these 
Advendsts will take the Testimonies Al£ Tobres^ 
quote and then read the following: 


Michael W. Smith 

weak and poor / AU I have is yours 
/ Every single breath. You're look- 

REFi£cnoNs Repobtcr j^^ j^^^^ j^y ^eaTt / I'm coming 

istructed that when the Michael W. Smith is one artist ^^^^ ^^ ^^ ^eart of worship / And 
Lord's time comes, should no who has proven, beyond words, that if g aU about you, Jesus. / I'm sorry 
change have taken place in the he's been called to minister through 
hearts of the proud, ambitious music, A veteran musician Michael 
hear people around campus say that ^^^^ i^gj^gg^ men will find that iff g^ith has recently released a 
White had predicted the catastro- ^^ ^^^^ (^at had been strong to „£„ project simply entitled 
phe while in vision. The now famous ^^^^ ^,| ^^ gfj-^ng to destroy. No "Worship." If s a praise and worship 
"New York Crisis" vision found in p^j-thly power can stay the hand of ajbum recorded live at Carpenters 
Testimonies vol. 9, ch. 1, "The Last ^^^ ^^ material can be used in the jjome Church, in Lakeland Fla. this 
referenced to by e^g^tion of buildings that will pre pggt summer 

"" "^ "" '^" serve them from destruction when jn t^g few days I've had this CD 
God's appointed time comes to send j^ has moved me and lifted me up 
retribution on men for their disre- jji^g „(, ^ther praise or "regular" CD 
gard of His law and for their selfish i^^g jfs just breath-taking and = 

Dwight Nelson in his sermon the 
Sabbath follovdng tile attacks. The 
Accent published an article by 
lifestyles editor, Kristen Snyman, in 
which she seemed to assert her 
belief that White may have s 

horror in New York decades before ^^^ ^^^g^ ^^^^^^ ^^,ho have 

it took place. I, too, found it very 
intriguing that Ellen White saw 
such an event that appears to 
describe what we all watched on tel- 
evision, especially in a time when 
fireproof skyscrapers did not exist. 
It strengtiiened my conviction in 
her prophetic gift. 

What then is my problem? 

While worshiping last Sabbath 
witli a small group of Adventisls, 
one woman mentioned thai she felt 
it was remarkable that Wliile had 
seen the catasfrophe before it hap- 
pened. Like many others, this 
church member was slating a belief, 
but her expression and tone com- 
municated tiiat what she believed 

ply Spirit-filled. The whole feel of 
the CD is simple: to glorify and exalt 
die One that has given i 

;epted the gift and writings of ^J^^^ and life. It's amazmg to i 

White could easily c 

elusion that the catastrophe was an 

act of judgment by God on humani- 

how hundreds, if not thousands of 
people gathered for this recording 
to do just that! 

This project is not packed with 
new songs tiiat no one knows "I 
picked out the songs that draw me 
I encourage you to encourage ^^ ^^e heart of God " Smith 
otherAdventists to keep fi-om using exaplained to CCM Magazine 
"tiie easy way out" and avoid tiie jhose songs include "Open the 
temptation to use this vision as gygg ^f ^y Heart" and "Awesome 
proof to support tiie prophetic gift qq^j ■■ 
of White with unbelieving fiiends. I Another song, 'The Heart of 

a fact 

would also encourage you not to 
make this your own foundation for 
belief in Wlille on which to stand. 
Tlie Ellen G. Wliite Estate Web site 
says, "Contrary to unsubstantiated 
reports, Ellen White made 

Worship" ends with, Though I'r 

Michael W Smith released a praise 
and worship recording, his fifteenth 

Lord for the thing I've made it / 
When if s all about you, Jesus." 

Newer-and incredibly beautiful- 
songs including "Let It Rain." 
Another new song, "Breathe" pro- 

claims, niiis is tiie air I breathe /I 
Your holy presence living in me I 
This is my daily bread / Your Wort I 
spoken to me." Finally, "Foreve-I 
soars witii the eternity of God's f 
love. "From the risbg to Uie settlM L 
of tiie sun / His love endures foiw I 
er. By tiie grace of God we wijl 
carry on, His love endures forever; I 

One of the coolest tilings abotil 
this album is tiie surprise fliatSmiiil 
had for those in attendance a 
us as listeners and worshiper 
managed to get top nami 
Christian music to come tof 
on a Friday night to do one tl%| 
worship! He had 21 artists joinhinl 
including Mark Schultz, Out (j| 
Eden, two members from P 
Chris Rice and many more. 

This CD is Michael W. Smitli'i| 
most honest work to date. You a 
totally tell he put his heart and sec 
into this one. There is no onewiihil 
pulse that could not be moved bjl 
this album. I can almost guarantf 
that even tiie most ti^ditional ps 
son will lift tiieir hands in praise, tl 
" has ministered to me in mcrediliiil 
ways. I highly recommend diisofltl 

"!f .^^I^^S'-'ul^t uie ^•^''°" concerning the destruction 

' . . of a twin-towered building in New 

.. York or any other place in the 

Abler goes barefoot in Samoa 


Ui.ll v.r\\- 

iisc this 

vision iinil siiy to (heir friends and 
iicinhlxirs, "h»)k rt-ad Ihis! See. 
slu' is a pniphol like I have been 
tilling you all along! She said this 
would happen and il did! Won't you 

Statements on Ellen Wltite's 
prophecies. New York City and Last 
Day events can be found at I'^j'^j ' ^ 

Come visit Liz 
and K.R.'s 

Place for a free 

6 to 9 p.m. 
Monday, Oct. 22 

In celebration of K.R.'s 
Place 20th anniversary 

Religion editor Debbie Baltui 
diatted teilli Patrick Aiiler a Undent 
missionary in the Soutli Pacific 

Debbie: What are your sur 
roundings like? 

Patriclt: I am on a small island m 
the South Pacific. Samoa Samoa is 
counlnes Western 
Samoa, an independent State and 
American Samoa, a United States 
territory. Western Samoa is part of 
the SOO-mile-long Samoan arthipela 
go. It is made up of two main 
islands, Savai'i and Upolu and 
seven smaller ones. Four of the nine 
islands are inhabited totaling 2,842 K 
square kilometers, just larger than 
Rliode Island. The islands of 
Western Samoa, unlike other Pacific 
islands, are located in one general 
area, making travel within the 
islands relatively easy. This 
tropical paradi 

and his family They have eight chil- 
dren, all under age 13; it 
hectic at times. 

Debbie: What is the most 
unique, strange or unusual charac- 
teristic you have noticed about the 
place, people and culture where you 
are serving? 

Patrick: Well, 
strangest thing about 
Polynesian culture is Uiat all (he 
men wear lava lava's, or skirts as 
Ihey would be called back in the 

ick AliJcc hai 

States. No one wears shoes. You are 

not allowed to show the bottom of 

your feet while you are eating and 

I stay with a chief if s very rude to stand in the pres- 

of someone who's sitting. I've 

be very heard that if s supposed to be good 

luck if a gecko poops on your pillow! 

Debbie: What do you see as a 

potentially big spiritual issue that 

you may face this year? 

Pattick: The teachers here often 

use corporal punishment for the 

I guess the children and they expect us to do 

'■" *= same. It is a difficult sihiation 

since the children also expect it to I 
know that only the Lord can guide 

,lt of his buddies in Samo 

Debbie: What has 
you personally 


Patrick: I have had anear 
ing experience which h^^» 
™th scars on my back, b««|^ 
ed on another islanO^j 
hitch hike to get ^cK ' 
(house) and this week B»^ 
two puppies outoftheirj.*".^ 
got hit by a car, and the 

worms that were »f <; :„» 
humans).EveryweekWf .,|| 
adventure. Every we* ' «; 
much closer to my Fat" 
en. I have no doub th^' » 
plan for my life. I )"=' "' 
Him lead. 

THURSDAY, October U, 2001 

Gatward and Yi serve in Paata Hamilton serves in Russia 

) Paul Yi 

We are serving on Paata, a small 
island b the state of Chuuk in the 
Federated States of Micronesia (see 
map). It is a 90-minute boat ride 
from the main island. Moen. We are 
in the stereotypical mission field. 
We just got back from hiking and it 
was everything that we pictured 
from the mission stories when we 
were young. The other day we were 
hiking on a small jungle trail follow- 
ing a barefoot native boy. 

For how small our island is, a 
mile by a mile and a half, it has 
diverse scenery. The coast is man- 
groves or white sandy beaches. The 
interior of the island is very tropical 
with huge trees, many hzards, 
birds, and geckos. The cliffs on our 
island house caves that were once 
used by the Japanese to spy on 
American planes. 

Paul and 1 share a room in a 
cement house that also holds our 
medical clinic. Our source of elec- 
tricity comes from the sun that 
shines most of the day, and our 
source of water is the rain. It rains 
almost every night, keeping our 
water tanks full. Our shower con- 
sists of a bucket and a bowl. We 

Alan Gaiward poses with one of the children of Paata. Very few of che 
natives speak English, Gatward and Yi are atcempting to learn Chuukes. 

have found this to be quite refresh- 
ing because it gets very hot here. 
Our room has never been below 83 
degrees and the average is around 

We are well stocked with fresh 
fruit Our yard has pineapple plants, 
banana trees, papaya trees, a mango 
tree, and of course, there are 

The people 
here also eat a 
lot of garlic. 

breath freshen- 
er and you are 
very accepted 
if you reek of 
garlic. Paul and 
1 adapted to 

only way to get from place to place. 
Small houses made of tin, concrete 
or wood are along these trails. Each 
household has a different medical 
need and they call for our help 
whenever we pass. 

There is a large coral reef off of 
our island that provides a source of 
food and income for the natives. 
Our island is well known for its 

The people here are friendly, but 
very few of the natives speak 
English. We are attempting to learn 

We've noticed some unique char- 
acteristics of the people here on the 
small, lush, primitive, junglish, fly 
infested, steamy, sunny, rainy, toad 
inhabited, beautiful, fropical island 

this quite well ofP 

- we now put Parents invent interesting names 
whole cloves for their children. Some of our 
on our waffles, favorites are J4, Tenofus (pro- 
Cur island nounced ten-of-us-he is the tenth 
is very hilly child in a particular family), 
and steep. Fourofus (pronounced four-of-us 
Narrow, over- and the forth child of Tenofus), FT 
grown foot- (pronounced hefty), Remember Alan Gatward 
paths are the Reminis and Determined. 

Dear Southern. 

Moscow is an interesting place. 
with a lot of historical buildings like 
the Kremlin. St. Basil's Catiiedral 
and other buildings and fountains 
around Red Square. You can find 
pretty much anything you want 
here, but you can't judge a store by 
what the outside looks like. Almost 
all buildings here are dirty and 
either gray or brown. 

I live in an apartment that's 
somewhat run down, with a small 
refrigerator and even smaller stove 
that works only half the time (when 
you kick it). There is a tot of pollu- 
tion and noise, and along the sfreets 
you'll see a lot of trash. Through all 
of tills, there are people who will 
smile from ear to ear if you fry to 
practice your American-sounding 
Russian to buy something from 
Uiefr stall in the market. 

One of the first things 1 noticed 
about Moscow was that if a car is 
coming toward a crosswalk, they 
won't let you go by before continu- 
ing themselves. Theyll blast their 
horn and maintain their speed and 
direction or speed up. 

■Also, on frams, busses, and the 
mefro, people usually don't smile or 
talk to each other. Some of the 
younger people do, and a few of the 
older ones, but usually tiiey look at 
their feet and don't smile or speak. 

Small gifts play a huge role in 
friendship here. One oftlie ladies in 
the market who I buy all my fruit 
and vegetables from will usually 
give me an exfra piece of fruit as a 
token of friendship. If you deny 
this, you deny tiieir friendship, and 
the person can be very hurt. 

Even with these differences, 

there are some definite tilings 1 
absolutely love about Russia. The 
people here are very talkative in a 
more private setting. In the class- 
room or in Bible discussion groups, 
they laugh and joke, and are very 
compassionate. Even if they know 
very littie about you. they are inter- 
ested and concerned about what 
you think and feel 

Most people here are atheists 
because of Communism. Many of 
those who are not, are Orthodox. 
The Orthodox Church isn't very 
supportive of anyone being part of 
any other denomination. However, 
Russians enjoy debates and discus- 
sions, including religion. Getting 
them to bring up sources for their 
beliefs and for their customs isn't 
hard, and after they share they usu- 
ally give you a chance to tell what 
you believe. 

God has shown me poor people 
here in Russia, mostiy those who 
are poor in spirit. Most of the peo- 
ple walking around the city don't 
believe in God. The few that do sim- 
ply believe that He exists, and do 
nothing in their lives to show or 
express appreciation for His sacri- 
fice and gift To reach them one 
must be of pure heart, acting and 
speaking in such a way that the peo- 
ple notice that you have something 
that they don't-somethlng 
(Someone) that makes you happy. 

Please pray for the missionaries 
abroad. We all need extra support 
as we take time out to bring the 
Kingdom one step closer. 

Luke Hamilton 

The Mysterious Flip-Flop 


Church Schedule 


The Third 

McDonald Road 


Hamilton Community 

'^"llegedale Spanisli 

For October 20, 2001 

9:00, 1 1 :30 Ed Wright -Rediscovering Church - TTie Redemptive Community" 

lOtlS Mike Fulbri^it unknown 

9:00, 11:30 Don GeOys "Behold Jesus" 

8:55, 1 1:25 Mike Pettengtll '^e Work of ihe Holy Spirit 4 - EmpoweriDg" 

1 1 :30 John Grys "Only a God Uke Vou" 

11:00 Hector Heniandex -A Half Hour of Silence" 

9:00, 1 1:30 Michael Hasel "The lnl.^dtion of.An-hi-ulo©'. History and I-a> 

1 have been on the Island of 
Paata for about a week and have 
been shown how much God cares 
about us and the small things in life. 

When Paul Yi and I went into 
town last week, I lost my flip-flop in 
the mud. I was jumping out of the 
boat to direct it through the channel 
when a wave pushed the boat into 
me. I had to move my foot before 1 
could get my shoe out of the muck. 
After the boat passed, we started to 
look for my flip-flop. While combing 
through the muck, I quickly prayed 
that we would find my flip-flop. After 
about ten minutes, we decided that 
it was gone. I had to walk around 
with only one flip-flop undl we could 
get to the local store to buy a pair of 
genuine Chuukese Zories (flip- 
flops). It was then that I really start- 
ed to miss my Reefs. The Zories 
were nowhere near as comfortable. 
After grocery shopping. Paul 
and 1 started back to our island. I 
was joWng that when we come back 

next week, we would probably find 
my flip-flop on the shore with all the 
other lost ones. It was then that we 
looked down and saw my lost flip- 
flop floating next to our boat. This 
was more than five hours after I'd 
lost it. It must have gotten loose 
from the muck and was held in by 
the waves. It was totally amazing to 
all of us in the boat that it was right 
where we were and not farther 
down the coast or out in the lagoon. 
We were already far from where I 
had lost it- I am very thankful to 
God for answering my prayer 

This experience reinforced in 
my mind that God really is interest- 
ed in the simple things that happen 
in our lives. It also showed me that 
sometimes God chooses to make us 
wait a little while to give us what we 
ask for The reason for tliis could be 
that He wants to show us more of 
His power or because He knows the 
perfect timing for things. I just 
know that I am serving a God that 
really dees care about me. 


Thursday, Oi^ roTui^ 




MeeUhe200i^02Xamp^^ staff 

I Kuntaraf 

e ministries and outreach dif 

Mandy Shearer 
public relations 

What are you planning I 

vour favorite freedrae activities? vvnai are ,uu K"--"»r 

leeve wlar underwater basket weaving. I enjoy playing provide to flie student l=odv 

What do you look for in the 
opposite soc? 

I am looking for an oulgoinR, 
adventurous and open-mintled 
guy (but not so open that ^li^ 
brans fall oul). 

Describe your relationtthip 
with God as an object 
A lovely little caterpillar: still 
growing and transforming. 

ttirou^ this position' 

I am working on a monthly 
newsletter to mail to all the 

Describe your relationship 
widi God as an object 

I would describe my relation 

ship with God as a over Mand> Shtarer 

sometimes ifs rough, some- 

Umes ifs smooth. The path may not be straight but ii 

is always moving in the same direction. 

Ken Rogers 


Describe your relationship 
with God as an object 

A favorite sweater. It's known it 
provides protection and comfort 
It's a good fit trustworthy and 
it's mine - I own it It's personal 

What are some of your best | 
memories from being i 
dent at Southern? 

I enjoyed singing in musical Ken Rogers 
groups, choir and men's chorus. 
I remember attending some really good church services and I 
vespers meetings that were special 111 always be thankful for I 
s I-still share with friendships I made at Southern. [ 


coord ir 

Betliany Mart 

Margie Jones 
office assistant 

What fire your favorite free-time Who are your favorite bands 
iicliviticH? and musicians to listen to? 

1 liivr aiiylliint.; Ilial lias U> do with I don't really have a favorite, 
(■xcifisc rallrrl)lii(liri(.;, l«-iiriis, \iiij.- although I like a lot of Michael 
f:iiit; and a('i(ilii(s. And my oIIht Card's songs because they 
passion is jiisl sitlin^ down witli really-make me think, 
friends and talking and under- 
standing each other belter. Describe your relationship 
with God as an object 
Maybe like an unfinished book. 
Many pages have been scarred 
Tliere's a great used bookstore and messed up by my attempts 

Margie Jonis 

r die Walnut Street Bridge. Tliis is the coolest bookstore to do things on my own. Still other pages 

because it has every classic book you can think of - 
ancient - and diere's a small juice bar in the back. 

Where in the best h;. 
1 love going liil.ii 
one of the lu , , 
anonymous siiin I - 1 1.. 
anleed hand liuldiug II 

What is your dream vacation? 

Wght now my dream vacation is definitely to go back I 
Pohnpei, relax in my hammock and listen to the ocear 
I could also scuba dive a few more limes... 

Describe your 
relationship with 
God as an object. 

I would bf one of 
those sticky hand 
things you find in 
coin machines. Jusi 
like those slii-ky 
hands stick anv 

? bright and attractive and 
pie to look a little closer at Jesus. These 
are tile pages where I'm allowing Christ 
to work in my life. The pages have many 
white out marks, where Christ has cov- 
ered my mistakes widi His life. Some 
pages are still blank and 1 am willing for 
God to completely fill them. 

Whitni McDonald 
oftice assistant 

What do you want to do m life? 

I really \vanl to work for National Geographic 

for a while or maybe some on-sight r 


What is the best part of 
working here? 

1 love to see the students expe 
riencing missions first hand 
and then have Hfe changmj. 
experiences. I like to see tin 
many committed, dedicated stii 
dents involved in outreach and 
inreach ministries on campus 

What are your interests' 
I collect owls. I love camping Shtrne Norton 
and hiking and cooking - espe- 
cially for students. I like to cook Asian and Indian food. 

Describe your relationship with God as an object 

A ship and Jesus is my captain I depend on him to guide 

Matt Tolbert 


What do you do in your free t 

I love to play sports: racquetball, 
ball basketball and ping-pong, lal^ I 
love to play and write music, id- 
spend time with my \vife, Joey. 

Where is the best hangout d 

Rembrandt's cafe, 

The art district is beautiful. Nolo* I 

does it have the Walnut StrW i 

Bridge, cool little knick-knack shop* | 

Park and the Aquarium, but it also has art 

Describe your relationship with God as an object 

A smile. A smile can contain so many different emotions and ideas. It is seen m 
pmess, laughter, joy. kindness, compassion and surprise. 

know where yiiu'll 
end up when God 
takes over your life. 

all pictures by debbie battin 

What do you like to do? 

1 love surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, 

hiking, biking, fishing, and playing in general 

Music is also a big passion of xi ■ a r . 

mine. I love singing, and I play '^""^ ^^^^' 

the violin in the Soutfiern Wind 'creative ministries director 

Symphony. I love stimulating 

conversation (even fiery What are your favorite leisure activities' 

^^^^^^^- '^^^^■"g- studying die Word, tennis, water sports rock 

climbing and mountain biking. 
Are you dating or married? 

I'm not into the whole daUng What do you look for in tiie opposite sex' 
fSnH-l-' ""f ^" ^''"'"^ p'*'";',^^'^'>st''"PO^tantfraitinagiriisherlovefor 
mendship and accountability God. I like someone who is willing to do mission work 


partnersliip with someone 

Imme in Orlando. I would say 'i^nges 

tliat commitment to Jesus is by 

far tlie most important Oiing in Describe your relationship with God as an ohiect I 

a guy They have to be far A red rose. Ifs not perfect because Uiere are thorns 

but the color reminds me that sins and faults are .uHt 

cleansed by the blood of Jesus. Right after it rains, the rose smeUs more beaut*!- | 
1 spend more time with Him. my life is increasingly beautiful. ' 

e devoted ti 

Thursday, October U, 2001 

Rochelle giv es tips on fall fashions HIV/AIDS Testing Offered 

Fall fashion is in full swing. After 
stocking up on all my favorite mag- 
I azines and faithfully, I'm now prepared to give 
I you the latest fall fashion news. 
Overall, there are several main 
themes influencing clothing choic- 

, include the riding look, military 

I look and romantic look. 

As its name suggests, the riding 
[ draws inspiration from tradi- 

Feminine and beautiful, this look 

will bring out the best in every 

woman. Colors to watch for are 

... ...„s- ^^^^ burgundies and wines, pinks 

visiting ^^ "'^^ browns. Patterns revolve 
around roses and other florals 
Sheer fabrics are in. and anything 
\vith slightly puffed sleeves is a def- 
inite must-have. 

Some general guidelines to keep 
in mind when attempting a new 

Do stick to one trendy item at a 
time. For example, wearing e 

Southern's Best Dressed 
of the Week 

BJ Champen: BJ is e 

oc^lT'' "'' r^^^t^^^^^^ soring ■■Red"^bbonWeei;: 
occasion appropnate. and she man- Chattanooga Cares, 

Many of us have seen celebrities 
donning red ribbons, symbolizing 
their efforts to raise awareness of 
HIV and AIDS. Ttiis week, the 
StudentWellness program is spon- 

giate generation feels differently. 
"People hide themselves behind the 
mask of being SDA and live two 
lives and two personalities," said 
Natlialia Sistiva, senior marketing 

Sistiva is not alone in her view. "I 
think its a good idea for the campus 
of the fact that 

f T, i. .1, ■ — v-iiauanooga cares a local .'"un, ui mc i^n 

af the ..m T "".'^"^ ^^ '^'.''^ organization that offers HFV/AIDS ^dventists, good as they may 

time. I love her skirts 
and dresses, and her shoe collec- 
tion is killer. 

tional equestrian clothing. Some ^'^''^^ P/"^^ ^* ^ classic, simple 

prevention and education, present- 
ed a joint worship Wednesday night. 
The program focused on HIV/AIDS 

s for this look include i 
diebag-style handbags and riding 
boots. The color most wearable 
from this trend is the new camel. 
This neutral, brownish-tan shade 
looks great with everything, and is 
classic enough to last well beyond 
the current season. 

The military look has been pop- 
ular for some time now, but fall has 
added a new spin on things. We're 
seeing a lot of Navy-inspired coats 
in fabrics such as corduroy, which 
is the must have fabric of the sea- 
son. Pick colors in "uniform" hues: 
khaki, navy and dark green. 

Personally, I think the romantic 
look is the best one for fall. 

dress shows style vrithout being 

Don't go over the top with every 
trend. Wearing your older brother's 
navy uniform to 'look cool" will 
probably have exactiy the opposite 

Do wear only the trends that 
work vrith your personal style. ~ 

Don't wear a ti-end that is unflat- 
tering. Let's face it, most of us don't 
have a body like Gisele, and those 
skintight riding pants are just not 
going to look good. 

Do feel free to experiment. 

Don't feel free to subject the 
rest of us to your experiments. 
When in doubt, get a second or 

R.^. V I , awareness and helped 

BnanUuntzen: In a place where mvtiis about the rii.P.,P 

jeans and T-shirts are the standard 

uniform, Brian's classy style really 

stands out. Casual yet dressy, he 

always manages to look a cut above 

tiie rest I think he even owns an 

iron, because I have never seen him 

with a bad case of wrinkled shirt. 

TV emerges in the 1950s 

The 50s, like the 40s, was a decade contin- 
t in modernistic growth. During the 50s, 
emersion of household television, 
inces in manufacUiring and a new turn in 
^shion brought more modernism to the 
merican lifestyle. 

Speed, efficiency, convenience and tech- 
)Iogy took front row in creating new product 
^eas, rime-saving home appliances such as 
Y^shing machines were introduced. Easy-to- 
prepare food products such as Minute Rice 
"id Swanson TV dinners made thefr debut as 

Television boomed in the 1950s. Although 
1 V sets were available before that time, it was 
rare for a household to own one. About 7.5 
million television sets were bought in 1950 for 
about $300. With such comedy shows as 
Howdy Doody," "Kukia, Fran and Ollie" and 
'Love Lucy," television took the place of die 
traditional radio programs that people lis- 
tened to during the 30s and 40s. 

Syntiietic materials were infroduced in the 
?"s and plastic in particular became the rage. 
J" J'J57 the Hula Hoop was introduced. 
Manufacturers used more than 1 million 
P<"Jnds of polyethylene plastic each week in 
order to keep up with the demand. Wham-0 
^'^ 25 milUon Hula Hoops during a four- 
n^^nth period. The Hula Hoop fad, however, 
was short lived and was out of style by 1959. 
Une of the biggest breakthroughs in plas- 
"c toys was the shapely doll known as "Barbie 
^"Iicent Roberts." Ruth Handler, co-founder 
^ J^attel. had watched her daughter play 
ne^H^^^^ '^°^^ ^^ thought that young gfrls 
^aed to have an "older" doU (m appear- 
br, ^ to have as a role model. In 1959. a 
Ynrt-^^ ^^^'^ "'^de her debut at New 
•ooc s Toy Fair. 

Other plastic products introduced to con- 
sumers during the 50s included the first cred- 
it card known as the Diner's Club card and 
the Frisbee, which was first infroduced in 

Earl Tupper infroduced his full product 
line of plastic storage containers knovm as 
Tupperware" in 1951. 

Another major occurrence during the 
1950s was a dramatic change in teen's fash- 
ion. Unique styles became very important for 
teens, and fashion, in general, was influenced 
by Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, 
James Dean, Marlon Brando, Elvis, Audrey 
Hepburn and others. 

Teenage girls wore bobby socks and sad- 
die shoes. During the war, the U.S. govern- 
ment rationed such materials as silk and 
nylon, therefore leaving women without their 
traditional stockings to wear. The teenage 
girls adopted a new type of stocking infro- 
duced by the British. The short, cuffed ankle 
sock was consequently named for the slang 
term applied to British police officers. 

With this new style of socks for females 
came the very important companion shoes 
known as "saddle shoes." Saddle shoes were 
originally infroduced m the 1920s by Spalding 
sportswear as an athletic shoe. Athletes did 
not go for the shoe, but a few decades later 
saddle shoes were a major fashion statement 
along with bobby socks and poodle skirts. 

For teenage guys, jeans and t-shirts 
became the typical outfit. T-shirts had been 
only an undershfrt for men until 1951 when 
Marlon Brando appeared in the movie "A 
Streetcar Named Desire" wearing a bicep- 
revealing outerwear t-shfr t 

And to go along with T-shirts and jeans, 
Converee canvas high-top sneakers were pop- 
ular - just another of the fads that left its 
imprint on die 1950s. 

lytiis about the disease. 

To follow up the presentation, 
Uie county health services AIDS 
oufreach department is on campus 
offering free HIV tests. Student 
Wellness is encouraging all of Uie 
university body to participate, staff 
and students alike. 

However, this week is not with- 
out controversy. "As Adventists, 
many people tend to ignore die fact 
that AIDS exists at all, much less in 
our liltie community," said Betiiany 
Martin, Student Wellness director. 

Since one of tlie fundamental 
Adventist beliefs is abstinence prior 
to marriage, many feel that we are 
immune to diseases such as HIV 
and AIDS. However, today's colle- 

do have a sex life... not the majority, 
mind you, but it's not like ifs not 
present here on campus," said Lynn 
Taylor, freshman Spanish major. 
Another student felt that when you 
have almost 2,000 students in one 
place, we should not be so naiVe as 
to believe tliat every person holds 
the same value system. 

The screenings will take place at 
Healtii Services toward tiie end of/ 
tlie hallway, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.* 
and will be totally confidential. 
Participants are not required to visit 
the nurse's station to check in. 
Simply follow the signs to the back 
rooms where you will be given fur- 
ther insfructions. The purpose is 
not only to seek out those affected 
but also to raise awareness and to 
open minds to the world around us. 
Call the Student Wellness director, 
Bethany Martin, at ext. 2737 or 504- 
9516 with any questions. 

Join the FUN by entering our 
Pumpkin Carving Contest 

Grand Prize— $100 CASH 

Runner Up — 2 Combo Tickets 

to the TN Aquarium/IMAX 

Most Original— $20 Olive 

Garden Gift Card 

Collegedale Credit Union Members are invited 
to bring their prize carved pumpl<ins to the 
credit union on October 25 before 4 pm to 
enter the contest. To enter your carved 
pumpl<in please register with the receptionist in 
the lobby. The judging will take place at 5 pm. 

Thursday, October i 



Let God unlock the 
door of faith 

I locked my keys in my room this 
week. And last week. I locked them 
in my car. TTie week before that, I 
locked them in my room again. And 

The really annoying thing is that 
I never did this at home. I never 
locked my keys in my car, even 
though I lock my car every single 
time I get out of it 1 never locked 
myself oulofthe house, either. And 
yet, here, at least once a week I am 
stranded. It always happens when 
my roommates are gone, both RA's 
for my floor are in class or other- 
wise gone, and inevitably, I have no 
shoes on. 

This week when I locked them in 
my room, I did happen to have my 
spare set of car keys with me. 
Which doesn't do me a whole lot of 
good in getting back into my room, 
but at least I had a pair of shoes in 

Then I realiiied that I had also 
locked my ID card in my room 
which meant I couldn't even get 
back up to my (loor or hallway vrith- 
out waiting inconspicuously around 
for someone else to walk through 
the door. You know, the kind of per- 
son standing around reading with 
rapt wonder the 6-week-old notice 
thai Blinipie's is hiring, or that 
someone needs a roommate - 
"sninll hnsi'menl apartment to share 

siniikiiif^, no sense of humor, costs 
arr .,[ily i|r> t-nlire rent of a house 
iind lliiil dues not include utilities or 
food." llic person that stands there 
completely engrossed while you 
walk by, slide your card and go 
tlirough the door, and Ihey wait 
until die last possible second lo tear 

themselves away from the bulletin 
board to catch the door and walk 
through just as nonchalantly as you 

I did not want to be that person. 

So I hung around the phone, call- 
ing my room every four minutes in 
case my roommate had slipped by 
me or come in the side door. She 
hadn't. So I decided to go look for 
her in the student center when 1 
found some friends that I hadn't 
spent time with in a while. 

I ended up spending most of the 
afternoon witii them, talking, laugh- 
ing about old times, just hanging 
out I forgot I'd been locked out of 
my room, and when I remembered, 
I was no longer in a bad mood and 
even decided to pay a dollar to the 
very nice desk worker to let me 
back into my room. 

I think it was supposed to hap- 
pen, I don't believe in karma or fate 
or destiny But sometimes I think 
thai God allows annoying little 
things to happen to us for very good 
reasons-to keep us safe, to keep us 
in perspective, to give us a break 
when we won't give ourselves one. 1 
Uiink that's why I got locked out of 
my room, I think that's why i get 
stuck behind someone going exact- 
ly die speed limit when I'm in a 
hurry, only to pass by a police car a 
mile later (but I'm going the speed 
limit because of the car in front of 
me. Yea! No ticket!) 1 tiiink that's 
why I forget my books and have to 
come back to my room to get it, 
walking in the door just as my sister 
calls crying that she broke up with 
her boyfriend. These things are 
planned. These things are God's 
way of giving me time I won't give 
myself. I just wish I could learn to 
trust them and appreciate them at 
Uie time. 

By Leigh Rubin 

By Uigh Rujj,^ 

In an attempt to impress tin 
Adam shows off his family t 

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The Accent is great 

I love the Accent this year! It has 
great school news, and I love having 
awholehumor page! Dan"s Knuckle 
Deep Picks are very..well, actually, 
I don't read them, but I think Dan's 
a pretty sexy guy. I must say. 
Rochelle. if you don't like my flip- 
flops and jeans, I have two words for 
you: fashion, schmashion! I love 
you. Rochelle, but I will be flippety 
flopping around campus until my 
toes fall off Misha's cartoon with 
the academy sUident chomping on 
the chair was hilarious! And 
Harmony Tillerson is always great, 
but this week she had my whole 
apartment laughing hysterically as 
one of my roomies stood up and 
read it to us aloud. Way to go, 
Daniel Olson and Accent staffl 
■STou've put out a paper that is excel- 
lent quality and very fun to read. 

Denise Edwards 
Senior biology major 

Praising online Accent 

I wanted to say Thank you" for 
setting the Southern Accent back 
online this year, you have done an 
excellent job and I thought you may 
appreciate some praise for it 

■-ast year. I am not sure what 
happened, but it seemed to never 
quite get -off the ground- before it 
would crash and be left abandoned 
m pieces for a few weeks and then 
another rare update may occur. The 
last update of last year was the SA 
elechon of officers for this year and 
>t was quite literally a disarray col- 

lection of pieces online and for the 
most part, non-functional. 

There are some of us who spend 
a lot of time on the internet flike 
myself) and being able to catch up 
on the latest news from Southern 
and Collegedale is indeed a blessing 
fi-om your electi-onic edition. It is 
very much appreciated and will be a 
resource I will visit frequently. 

If you had not guessed, I am not 
located in Tennessee, I am down m 
Florida. Hence current events and 
items of interest from Southern 
rarely make it down here and I 
appreciate the effort you have put 
into having it onhne where it is eas- 
ily accessible from anywhere in the 

Thank you for a job well-done, it 
is very much appreciated. 

Steven Bradley 
Longwood, FL 
Class of 2000 

Flip-FIop Feedback 

The article tiUed "Fall Flip-Flops 
Flop" aroused a great dishirbance 
among ray roommates and I. This 
article was a flop! First, I would Uke 
to make a proposal: everyone at 
Southern should wear flip-flops with 
jeans the whole month of 
November Pardon us for being typ- 
ical Americans. If she has a big 
problem wiUi flip-flops and wants to 
wear cashmere and leather, she 
needs to move to Paris. She is the 
mmority. This is not a sti-ange phe- 
nomenon. This is the American and 
SouUiern way! We do not wear flip- 
flops because it's a summer fad. We 
wear ttiem because Uiey're comfort- 

able and easy to slip on when w 
rushing out the door to class. 

In the "Thumbs Doivn," Ml 
Bostic said a couple tilings thai re^| 
ly pertijrbed me about the si 
center being closed on Friday ate J 
noons. Fu-st, she shouldn't 
how students at Southern rui 
lives on Friday afternoons. Se«il| 
if her social life is so crippled by*| 
Stiident Center being closed «■ 
afternoon of the week, flien !»!»■ 
she should broaden her horaoB r 

Maybe flip-flops aren't (01 
one, but I admire fliose « 
wear them during fall. U's J 
accomplishment wifli fliis « 

pie just happen not to like 
and flip-flops are tiie closest ai 

able alternative to no shoes. 
And about Hickman's a" 
toUets - they don't have t 
covers as far as I've seen, ■ 
don't have to worry aboutt* 
flushing one away The todeL 

ly work all right Now *"' 
sinks-I agree. It woullte.. 

we could get litfle peddles 
or push wifll our knees o 
water on. It would hirno' 
wanted it to, not when n ■ 

Kristen Rockwell 
Freshman nursing « 

Thursday, October 11, 2001 

What money, fame and 
sex can't do for you 

The Southern Accent 9 



They say that when he grew up, 
he was a happy child. All of that 
changed at age seven, when his par- 
ents divorced. After growing up 
with a caring family, he suddenly 
found himself living a life where he 
was passed from relative to relative, 
more like a family heirloom than a 

As he grew into a teenager, the 

( frustration didn't go away He found 

) relief at school, where his peers 

,w him as an outcast and treated 

ni as such. He was uncomfort- 

ile, so they pushed him around. 

f was not strong, so they beat him 

up. He was different so they called 

him gay He could find no relief, so 

he found an escapendrug abuse. 

He started playing guitar at age 
15. Soon, he had started his own 
band and he began writing songs to 
release his feeHngs. He never 
expected to become famous writing 
and singing songs. He just did it to 
express his darkest, angriest 
thoughts; certainly no one wanted 
D hear that. 

He didn't realize that all across 
America an entire generation of dis- 
gruntled youth were waiting for an 
1 that they could relate to. The 
angry young man was amazed to 
find that not only did people want to 
I hear what he had to say; they'd pay 
I hear it He didn't know what to 
fmake of his fame or his fortune, and 
nstantly talked of how little he 
wanted either 

Not long after making it big, he 
got married and had a daughter. He 
saw a lot of himself in his child. She 
reminded him of what his own life 
had been like before his parents' 
divorce. He still used drugs, but he 
resolved that for her sake he would 
try to quit He didn't want her to 
L grow up seeing her father as an 
^^ addict 

■a _ One spring he checked into a 
^H^lmic, hoping that here he would 
^Jfind the solution for his drug habit 



But the solution never came, and he 
escaped rehab, never to be seen 
alive again. 

When the authorities found his i,, o i , „ • 
body days later, he had died oil ^^ "*"*=' ""'^"'^ 
gunshot wound. The police ruled 

the death a suicide. The note fliat he '"■""''s up to the Adventist Muslim Relafions n„h ti,..„i,. ..t ..-,,.. 
had written said that since the age »"<• Academic Administratio ™!™^ !™ f- . ^""^^ "" '° *= '=^<='^"'' '■"■ ''''""6 

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6Z^^S^atlT^^,7'^''T'''''''''i''''''' "hodon'talwayshavedmetomakJittothecafeteriaor 
t-nsis. bouthern made the news on Channel 3 for the 6 

rave'lh'olsr'LdTr"- "'■"' *""" ^"""""^ '° ■""■■"tadownonallUteyellowjacketsoncampus. 

have Thompson and Catanzaro on our campus, and These can be dangerous insects, as they are among the 

most aggressive in defending their nests, they swarm in 

places commonly inhabited by people (especially 

Tu u J , around hash cans), and more people are alleriiic to vel- 

oho^e^^ "" ™ *'. '"'=™^i''-'"'^ "^-^ o< '-•'=« lowjacketsthan any othertypeofbee. There ^etap, 

reaTon wbv „ T"^" T. ™vo«t.on. There is no baits, and sprays available to control (hem. Is there ^^ 

fte e rnHn^ w """« f, their phones during deparhnent anywhere on campus that should be deal- 

these meetings. We are Sned for everything else, how ing with this? What if someone is stung and is allergic, 

;, didn't know they were allergic? 

hopefully the n 
a positive unpact o 

about adding a Bne for this? (submitted by Chrissy 

"all human beings 
promised his wife and daughter that 
they'd be better off without him. 
The last thing he had to say in the 
note was, "It's better to burn out 
than fade away." 

I watched Kurt Cobain become 
famous in the early 1990s widi his 
band Nirvana. I saw the news on TV 
when his body was found m April of 
1994. 1 was 14 then, and many of my 
generation grieved over his death 
because they related to his angsL 

Money wasn't enough to make 
this angry young man happy, and 
neither was fame, the respect of mil- 
lions of people, or even the opposite 
sex. When these weren't enough, 
he turned to drugs, which made 
things even worse. Was there any- 
thing that could've made him 

happy? Joe Earl 

I don't know if Kurt Cobam ever CoLmifjisr 
hu-nedtoGodtob-yandflndhappi There is a prominent banner m 
ness. In his songs he didn't show a the CoUegedale church that has two 
great deal of reverence to God or mteresbng words rediscovenng 
Chnshanity. He may have seen God church 

as the source of all of his problems This is a subject worBiy of dis 
and Chnsfians as the mtolerant peo- cussion but first I thmk there is a 
pie who called him "faggot need to define what a church is 

But God never promised Kurt This is a difficult question since 
happiness, just like he does not members have defined die church 
promise it to any of us. How manj of as anythmg from a collecUon of 
us have not faced pain? How many pews under a roof waiting (or Uieir 
of us face hardships that we re sure weekly warming to a warehouse for 
we don't deserve? the frozen chosen After all what 

Trouble rains on the belieier makes a church different from any 
and the infidel alike, but living your oUier building' Is it even the build 
life through Jesus Christ means that ,ng that makes the church' 
we can overcome our troubles in jhis is a hard question and 
time. Kurt Cobain wanted to escape whenever 1 encounter tough ques 

Rediscovering church for yourself 

Church is defineti as "all Christians considered as a single body" 

his paui, but God wanted to take it 
away from him forever. God ]& not 
the best way to find lasting happi 
ness; He's the only way. 


FROM P. 10 

wrn it into a focus on baseball than 
of me." 

When asked about "The Streak," 
Cm which Ripken broke the record 
of 2,131 consecutive games played) 
ne said tiiat breaking a record had 
not been his priority. 
_ just went out to play and do my 
job. he said. That's what my dad 
t^^eht me to do. that was the 
approach, that was the start The 
Oianagers kept writing me in the 
?/."F ^d thus the sb-eak was ere- 

° the game, fans poured in 

eariy and fought for a position 

ve the visiting team's dugout to 


Then. Ripken ti-otted out of the 

mother went to Aberdeen High 
School! My sister was your babysit- 
ter!" which caused Ripken to laugh. 

A teen-age girl broke down in 
tears when she realized that Ripken 
had signed her baseball. 

Fuially. it was game time. I stood 
in the box adjacent to 
team's dugout as a tribute to Ripken 
was shown on the large screen. 
Turning to my left. Ripken 

tions concernmg definitions I turn 
lo the onlv reliable source I know 
(except the Bible) Webster He hd 
several definitions for the word 
"church," but here is the one 1 like 
best: "all Christians considered as a 
single body" A slight modification 
of Uiat definition might make it even 
better: a single body of Christians. 

I wonder what any given body of 

Christians would look like, and 

, ^,„„„ more specifically, what would a 

the visiting ^°^y of Adventists look like? How 

- bodie 

; complete, 

many of ( 
functioning, growing? 

Having observed the condition 

five feet of several Adventist churches, my sing,;ness of purpose. 


mperfect observation is that they 
icredible experience. I ^K^ fr-"" conglomerations of eyes 

and mouths atop a pile of vestigial of die church? Perhaps nothing 
organs to complete, fimctional bod- more or less tiian preparing the 
ies in varying degrees of health. world for Uie Second Coming of 

Assuming that your church falls Christ 
mto the latter of these two cate- Anotiier defining factor of tiie 
gones let me ask anoUier question: healUi of die church body is found 
in what rests on its shoulders. If it is 
the head Oesus) then the church 
cannot do anything but grow and 
excel. If it is any other organ, such 
as a liver, tlien expect problems. 
Livers are great when it comes to 
detoxification, but a lot less great at 
providing nourishment and guid- 
ance to die rest of the body 

I.iistiy what about the members? 
Don't they play a large part in how 
much a church can grow and flour- 

Absolutely. It has been said that 
the members of llie church cannot 
l]f corporately what they are not 
individually, and it makes perfect 
sense that the church as a whole 
will be close lo Jesus only as its 
members are close to Him, 

So what about rediscovering 
church? In my opinion, rediscover- 
ing church is nothing if it does not 
^building and regenera- 
tion sparked by previously vestigial 
Christians in search of a deep and 
abiding connection with Jesus 

If and when diis happens, others 
will doubtless be led to investigate 
what the good life in Christ is all 
about, and church will indeed be 

and one that is sick and dying? 

I believe part of die answer tc 
this question is a word found in the 
above definition of a church: "sin- 
gle." Not only does this word indi- 
cate a lack of divisiveness and fac- 
but it also should indicate a 

And what is the greatest purpose 

luth ' 

studied his face. His 

turned up in a slight smile, soaking 

up the moment 

And as I continue to watch base- 
ball, cheering on my team without 
Cal Ripken Jr, tiie hot summer night 
of July 12. 2001. at AtianU's Turner 
Field always will be etched in my 
It and. surrounded by security memory 
guards and armed widi a black per- ^^hat will stay with me forever is 

"^^nent marker, ambled slowly the fact that Cal Ripken Jr. took time 
'''■'^ the line of eager lans all of 0"^ to talk to a small-town reporter. 
' n"ni reacted differendy He took time out of his night to 

""«; man shouted, "Cal, my make it my night as well. 


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Thursday, CXh-qber u 



Intramural flagball wrap-ups 

John Appel look the ball to the 
right side on an end-around into 
the end zone for the go-ahead 
touchdown. The score put Team 
Dunkel ahead for good 20-7. 

Mark Dietrich i 

6eld as he was credited with a TD 
reception, one extra point catch, 
one sack, one interception, and a 
critical blocked pass to seal the 
game for Team Dunkel. 

With trick plays and a ferocious 
two-man pass rush. Team Dunkel 
looks as it they could reprat as 
Division A-I champs. Chad Stuart 
is an excellent addition to this team 
with his passing ability on the 
option play Team Watkins' backup 
QB Chadd Watkins, played 
adiiirably in the losing effort, 
scoring two touchdowns 

the game was to be Angela Aalborg and Mell.e 

„„„■ by Ui.. team who could gain Chen. Angela was an excellent 

the most yards in (our plays from field general and a tough leader in 

rimmage. Team Degrave went Ihe huddle. Mellie "- ^P==d and 

first and gained 12 yards on their crafty routes to break through the 

attempts. Team Young gained 40 defense and catch several balls 

on a great run by Angela Aalborg from Angela including a touch- 

,1, amc down pass that won die game. 

Overheard; Overheard; "Never throw it to the opposite team!" said 
Heather Miller after making a great catch for an interception. 

Team Young looked 
their first game of the 
They played solid on both sides of 
the ball. htercepUons by Heather 
Miller and Kristi Young helped 
their cause. Team Degrave played 
well too, almost winning the game 
on the final play of regulatic 
Receiver Kelly Mittan has great 
hands and made some sensational 

Cal Ripken: More 
than just an ironman 

ccpliun for a score as Team Reyes 
was closing in on the goal line. 
Tliis pul Team Shives up for good, 

(iuarlcrback Rick Schwarz who 
led Team Shives into the end zone 
twice with louchdown passes. His 
short passing game was very effi- 
cient as he picked apart Team 
Reyes' defense. 

Overheard: "Our defense was like Swiss cheese!" said Peter Reinhardt 
after watching his defense give up 21 points. 

Team Shives looked very 
in their first game. Nathan 
Sweigert and Shane Stiles 
excellent blocking receiver! 
helped move the chains. Team 
Reyes couldn't sustain their drives 
because of interceptions. Wide- 
outs Peter Reinhardt and speedy 
Tyler Shelton helped keep Reyes 
in the game with great catches, 

Caoy Van Dolson 

Sta ff Reporter 

Last Saturday, Cal Ripken Jr. 
played his last game. Having fol- 
lowed his 21-year career since I was 
a child, I felt like a part of my life 
had ended. BasebaU will never be 
the same for me. 1 was thinkmg 
back to the time spent at Memonal 
Stadium and then Oriole Park at 
Camden Yards when my mmd drift 
ed back to the night this past sum 
mer when I met my longtime hero 

Nervously, my hands twisted my 
bright orange press pass. Never m 
my wildest dreams had I pictured 
myself in this situation. 

When approaching the 
Baltimore Orioles' public relations 
director about meeting Ripken I fig 
ured that there would be some prob- 
lem or excuse and then he would 
kindly tell me Ripken was too busy 
histead, he smiled and msisted 
that Ripken would love to meet me 
And then, there I was, fece-to- 
face with my hero. 

Tentatively, I gave Ripken the 
sports section of the Daily Citizen in 
which 1 had written a column about 
him. Ripken broke from the conver- 
sation, a smile brightening his face 
as he read the headline. 

"This is nice," he said. "Ill read it 
while 1 eat my pizza." 

I was amazed at how humble 
Ripken was. All the stories I had 
heard about his kind, caring nature 

were completely wrong— they were 
drastic understatements. During the 
press conference during his stopij 
Atlanta on his farewell tour, Ripken 
never once glorified himself while 
answenng quesbons about his iUuj 
tnous career which will officially 
end m five years when he is induct 
ed mto the Hall of Fame 

"I don t want the attention. 
Instead of looking at it as my 
farewell tour I think its anoths 

Sure to be a Hall of Famer, Cal 
set a record for the 
games played. 

good moment for baseball," he sail I 
"By spending time signing auto | 
graphs, it gives a chance ' 
exchange the genera! feeling 
baseball. Ill try every chance I getu I 

See Ripken, pJ I 

Dan knuckles deep and picks Titans to snag their first win 

Dan Kuntz 

A,i:..ii,, (I-:KuC^; 

H.-;ii^' (|iiarlf|-b:Hk jim Miller will 
dink and dunk his way down the 
field leading the Bears lo another 

Pick: Chicago 

Baltimore (3-1) at Green Bay (3-1) 
Tlie defense of Baltimore is play- 
ing well. Tlie Ravens miss Jama! 
Lewis but Elvis Grbac has been 
strong. Green Bay played great last 
week, but they made too many mis- 
lakes and lost. This week, the 
Packers gel packed. 
Pick: Baltimore 

Denver (3-1) at Seattle (2-2) 

Denver's wide receiver Rod 
Smitli is the favorite larc*'t of quar- 
terback Brian l.iu -^i .mtl In w mi 
pace for the ni i' i piMi;is inr 

a season. Tiiiu . .,n lll^ Tnsl 

start since Ih^- ■,..., >\\\ bin the 

Broncos defense \wll Ih' more tlian 
the Seahawks can liaiulle. 
Pick: Denver 

Detroit (0-3) at Minnesota (1-3) 
Finally another game that 
Minnesota can win. Coming off the 
pounding that the Rams handed to 
the Lions this team should be 
packed up and sliipped to NFL 

Pick: Minnesota 

Miami (3-1) at N.Y. Jets (2-2) 

Curtis Martin hits the ground 
running, Miami has one of tlie best 
running defenses, 1 think the Jets 
defense will falter more tlien the 
Pick; Miami 

New Orleans (2-1) at Carolina 

Kcky Williams is running the 
ball like tlie first round draft pick he 
is. If only he had done it his first 
season tlien Mike Ditka would still 
be coaching and not in an announc- 
ing bootli. 

Pick: New Orieans 

Pittsburgh (2-1) at Kansas City 

Running back Jerome "TTie Bus" 
Bettis will roll over the Chiefs on 
tlie way to a win, 

Pick: Pittsburgh 

Cleveland (3-1) at Cincinnati (2-2) 
The Battle of Ohio, and 
Cleveland must wn to stay tied with 
Baltimore for the division lead. 
Cincinnati has been rebuilding for 
years, while the Browns are an 
expansion team. I'll take the expan- 
sion team in this one. 
Pick: Cleveland 

N.Y. Giants (3-1) at St. Louis 

The Rams offense is just unstop- 
pable. The Giants have a weak sec- 
ondary, with only Jason Sehorn put- 
ting forth quality play. Kurt Warner 
will pick them apart 

Pick: Rams 

Tampa Bay (2-1) at Tennessee 

Attention. Tony Dungy get your 
offense ready; they will have to play 
this weekend. They are facing a 
Titans team that lost a must-win 
game last week. Remember the 
Titans fi-om last season, they will 
finally be playing this week, in the 
game that will be the upset of the 

Pick: Tennessee 

San Diego (3-1) at New England 

When New England played at 
home last they surprised the Colts. 
That won't happen this week. 
Chargers quarterback Doug Flutie 
will get the Chargers back on the 
winning hack this week and stay 
atop the AFC West. 

Pick: San Diego 

San Francisco (3-1) at Atlanta 

49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia is 
putting up better numbers than 
Steve Young or Joe Montana ever 
did. In one of the best and quickest 
rebuilding jobs, the 49ers are con- 
tenders again. The 49ers sttike gold 
again this week. 

Pick: San Francisco 

Oakland (3-1) at Indianapo 

The game of the week Ml 
many implications this w»l 
Oakland must win to stay ««1"1 
the top of the AFC Wes -I 
Denver and San Diego^The^l 
have to win to stay abataB 1 
behind the Dolphins. Md* I 
fresh legs and a home field ad»| 
tage, the Colts ride the Ma^"" 

of town. 

Pick: Indianapolis 

Washington (0-3) at DaUa-.(J^ 
In the battle of the reb.* 
this is the weak game of tfi 
I thmk the Cowboys w.11 i*^ 
the sunset with a win. may ^^^^ 
knows they could tie iC ' 
surprise me. 
Pick: Dallas 

Record last week: 8^ 
Season record: 37-<i" 

calioKmajor.tlml^'^" I 
is a thing of beaut, Ku«>"' 
last two weeks. 

Calendar of Events 



10a-3p Free HIV testing (Health Services) 

11a Convocation-Kathy Goddard (Church) 

5:30p Pray for Your World (Back of Caf^) 

8p COMICS (Lynn Wood HaU) 

7: 1 Op Sunset 

8p Vespers-Gary Krause/GIobal Missions (Church) 


9 & 1 l:30p Church Service-Ed Wright (Collegedale Church) 

10:15a The Third-Mike Fulbright (lies) 

Something Erse Sabbath School (outside the Student Center) 
l:45p FIAG CAMP (Wright Hal!) 

2-5p Student Missions Ejqjo (Student Center) 

2:30p Chambliss Home (Wright Hall) 

Shut-in Ministry (Wright Hall) 
7d Evensong-Bel Canto (Church) 

Upison Delta Phi Free Bowling Night (Village Lanes. Cleveland) 



4:30p No tuition refunds after today 

5:30p Pray for Your World (Back of Caf^) 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 (National Boss Day) 

U:45a Tornado Siren Test 

5:30p Pray for Your Worid (Back of Caf*) 



9 & 1 1 :30a Church Service-Ed Wright (Coll^edale Church) 

10:15a The Third-Mike Fulbri^t (Ackerman) 


5:30p Pray for Your Worid (Back of Caf^) 

6-9p KR's 20th Anniversary 


8- 10a VoUeyball Signup (Call #2850) 

8:30a Florence Anderson Nursing Seminar 

5:30p Pray for Your Worid (Back of Caf^) 

l^ Student Senate (White Oak Room-Thatcher South) 

o-9p Job Interview Tips Seminar (Brock #103) 



Pray for Your World (Back of Caf^) 

Family Night (Church) 


Convocation-David Fowler 

Meet the Firms (Church Fellowship) 






Amy Ward 

Angeb Brown 

Cadiy Dodd 

Danjel Calderon 
Melita Pujic 

("Itnn Medina 
Laury Marlin 

Erin Criss 


Mclinda Bors 


Robert Beckermey 

ev Rubin Orfe 

Kalherine Grant 

Ginger Lowe 

Sl^'Pharito Van Wart OCTOBER 15 


Jason Noseworlhy 

Aaron Scon 


Brandre Whilely 
Eddie Poloche 

Dorian Young 

Nina Kesselring 
Olin Blodgeti 

Edwge Permine 
Stth Reinig 

Kelly Cauley 


Mindi Rahn 



Angel Ogando 


'^Boia Aalborg 

Casey Hann 


Oan Grant 

Yomary Galindo Quintero 

Lindsry Vega 

Tristan Camnglon 

Ennn Bumsidc 
Julia Ross 


Tara Bolch 

Amanda Bolejack 

Dana Finli-y 

^rfon Durham 

Joshua Harris 


by and visit KRs from 6-9p on Monday, 
October 22. We mil be handing out free 
6oz slushes of your favorite flavor. 

NI WEEKEND: will be October 19-20. 
Come down; socialize and support your 
school, former FLA students. 

MEET THE FIRMS: Junior and 
Seniors are invited to meet potential 
employers on Thursday, October 2.5 from 
2-5p in the Church Fellowship Hall. Meet 
the Firms is sponsored by the School of 
Business and IVIanagement. School of 
Computing, School of Journalism and 
Communication and School of Visual Art 
& Design. Bring resume and portfolio. 

Register at one of the sponsoring 

School of Business & Management: 

School of Computing: http://comput- 

Journalism & 


School of Visi 

THE THIRD will be meeting in 
Ackerman Auditorium on Sabbath, 
October 20. The speal<er will be Mike 

Services has a limited number of 
Nahirally Seven CDs for sale for $15. See 
Kari Shultz or Pam Dietrich. 

Tuesday. October 23 from 8-9p on your 
calendar for an interactive seminar 
(Brock Hall #103), 

Saturday night from I0-12p is Southern 
bowling night at the Village Lanes in 
Cleveland. Directions are on fliers post- 
ed on campus. Bring your Southern ID 
card. Shoes and all games are included, 
but you must find your own fransporta- 



Booths featuring Student Missions will 
be displayed in the Student Center on 
October 13 from 2-5p. Students will also 
have a chance to talk to some former 
missionaries and task force workers. 
There will also be a slide presentation in 
the Seminar Room across from the 
Campus Ministries office. 

COMICS: Comedic Outreach 
Ministry in Christ's Service. Find 
Christianity boring? This is an improv 
comedy group that has a core but is open 
to everyone. Come spend an hour laugh- 
ing with life. We will meet Tlmrsday, 
October 11 at 8p in Lynn Wood HaU. 

SCHOOL: A Sabbatii School option that 
focuses on small group discussion and 
studies the adult quarterly. Meets 
Sabbath at 10:15a outside the Shident 


JOKERS: Tliey're coming... honestly 
they are coming.. .look for details on the 

supper outside the Student Center on the 
Promenade on Thursday, October 25 
from 5-6:30p. Supper is served outdoors 
due to the Alumni Banquet in the Dining 

SA FALL FESTIVAL will be Sunday, 
October 28 from 6-8p at the Griffin farm, 
which is located not far from campus. 
Enjoy an evening of fun and refresh- 
ments under the stars. 

DEEP SABBATH: Mark your calen- 
dars for November 9 and 10 for a trip to 
Oakwood College. Limited fransporta- 
tion will be provided. More details in the 
next Chatter. 

SURVEYS will be handed out Thursday, 
Oct. 11, at convocation. We would great- 
ly appreciate your feedback so please fill 
out the surveys. 


Application Deadline: 10/19/01 
Test Date: 12/10/01 

Admissions Deadline: 11/02/01 
Test Date: 12/03/01 

X Xiv./ '-' ...i,„„ ,„rhCTs (terrorize) teacn ctivc b«ughman ,-j _.,.. ,' .. "'."= l«»r ci 

Rob York 

Humor Editor 

We denizens of Brock HaJI 
well aware of that (hideous) majes- 
tic building on the other side of 
campus known as the Hickman 
Science Center. We feraffitl) visit 
Hickman occasionally to observe 
the science majors and learn more 
about (how to act preppy) subjects 
such as biology and compuUng, In 
this column, I would like to take a 
look at the (animosity) reUHonship 
we on opposite sides of the campus 

According to the Joker, a great 
many (nerds) outstanding students 
major in biology. Many of them go 
on to be doctors, and who knows, 
we might someday find ourselves 
(risking our lives) putting our 
health in their capable hands. Other 
students who are (outcasts) lovers 
of science major in chemistry, using 
(black magic) formulas to learn 
more about (vile things) how chem- 
icals affect the world around us. 

Located on tlie first lloor of (that 
loalhsome temple to the false deity 
of science) Hickman is Ihe School 
of Computing. Ml "("iiiny'l""''ly) 
ambitious sludciil^. Ilu' Sdiocil ol 
Computing offr 



that (would mystify anyone normal) 
challenge us all, so they can one 
day (take over civilization and make 
us their slaves) make the world a 
better, more technologically effi- 
cient place. 

The Physics Department offers 
many (geeks) brilliant young minds 
a chance to work in (mind numb- 
ing) ever growing fields that (no 
one in their right mind) few have 
dared to explore. Also located in 
Hickman is the Math Department, 

where teachers (terrorize) teach 
students about how math wiU help 
them someday in Qack squat) their 
future career! as mathematicians, 
logicians, and (those guys with the 
really thick glasses on those PBb 
programs that only other math 
majors watch) teachers. 

I am proud to say that classes in 
Hickman (bored me) broadened 
ray outlook on life. I have taken 
computer classes that (weren t 
worth the effort) showed me how 
technology Is absolutely necessary 
in today's economy. I also took an 
(uninspiring) enriching class In 
Earth Science that (put me to 
sleep) taught me new things about 
the natural world. 

So, to my fellow students of 
Brock Hall, when you see a resident 
of Hickman (run, quickly) shake 
his or her hand. For they have (sold 
their souls) dedicated much time 
and effort to (acting better than us) 
making our lives better 

Steve Baughman 

Humor CouiMNlsr 


•Two sweet teas and an order ol 
potato skins." 

"Urn, OK, today's soup IS... 

"And we're ready to order." 

"All right, what can I get..." 

"I want a steak." 

"Sure, how do you want..." 

"And a potato." 

"OK, what do you want on.. ." 

"And bread." 

"Right, but,.." 

"What's the soup today?" 

"Ahhhhhhhhhhh...(until my 
head implodes)." 

This is the typical conversation I 
have every night at least five times. 

Hob York, senior commmkalions 
major, has written a satirical essay 
mocking Itis own insecurities and 
shortcomings with science courses. 
Either that or he's trying to tick you 
off. You decide. 

Top 10 Adventist Pickup Lines 

6. You can shave my head and betray me to 
Philistines any day. 

— — 5. Anyone ever tell you that you look like 

lon^e, tall carton of Rice gygj, q White? Good, 'cause you don't 

4. Paying $15,000 a year to be around you 
isn't such a bad deal. 
3. The Quiet Hour warned me about you. 
2. I'm breaking the Sabbath, 'cause my 
heart can't rest when you walk in the room. 
\. When you're here, everyday is potiluck. 

10. You'r 

Dream on a hot day. 
9. Can I dish you a haystack? 
8. I'm looking at the best part of the North 
American Division. 

7. You remember when the Israelites wan- 
dered in the desert 40 years? Now I know 
what they were looking for. 

I'm a wmter at O'Charley's restau- 
rant and it has become clear to me 
that the terms "waiter" and 
"human" are not exactly synony- 

I don't understand how a person 
can go to a restaurant and not have 
any qualms about being a complete, 

obUvious jerk to the poor coUw, 
kid who has the absolute miZ 
of trying to get them som^ 
thmgtoeat All I'm trying to do k 
tell you my name and I can't eva 
say "Hi" before I'm belitUed by a bit- 
ter middle-aged woman. 

If thafs not bad enough, have I 
you ever tried waiting on teenager 
I actually waited .on one table of % I 
year-old boys who thought itd bt 
funny to tip me in change, (which in 
itself is no new concept) only they 1 
put their change in a full g' 
water.. -hardy har bar, coincidental I 
ly it the same glass of water thai I 
theyhad asked me to refill justatew I 
seconds earlier. I don't want to get I 
off on a rant here, but come or 
a person too! I have feelings, 
tions, and a common sem 
decency. Let me tell you, 1 don't I 
care how bad your service is, if yog I 
ate food that someone else broii^[ 
to- your table, have the decency to 
tip your server. If you want to eal 
for S5, then go to Taco Bell. Don^ | 
bring your inhumane attitude li 
restaurant where you expect gooij | 

In fact, if you tip your s 
well, the next time you come bad I 
there's a good chance that youll be I 
remembered and be treated Htf J 
royalty. Every server who rea(!i 
this will vouch for me. Infacl,ifyoii 
have any server friends, ask thra I 
about their horror stories, and pre- 1 
pare to be amazed, it's amaii!i|| 
what some humans will do to olhr 
trying to serve them. Then ask^ 
same server what they usually 
when thiey go out to eat. Uaf s i 
the definition of believing int?| 
karma is, and maybe you should til| 
it the next time you go out to eaL p 

Steve Baughman. 

major who is very proud of His hd" | 

Hail to the Chief: Dennis Mayne chats with president Gordon Bietz 

I got lo sit down with El 
Presidente tlie otlier day and had a 
few words with him. Mostly 
because 1 couldn't think of a legita- 
mile topic for this week's column, 
but let's just say I wanted to gel to 
know him a little more than as just 
tlie guy who cuts me in line on pasta 

Dennis: Good evening. Dr. Bietz. 
how are you doing? 

Dr. Bietz: Do I know you? 

Dennis: Ha ha, very funny, sin I 
have just a few questions to ask you. 

It'll only take a couple of min- 

Bietz: OK, ahooL 

Dennis: Do you think you 
could beat the president of 
Andrews University at arm 

Bietz: No question 1 go to 
the Fit Zone every morning 

Dennis: Hmm mieresting 

Bietz; 1 could probably beat 

Dennis: Sir, thats not reallv 

Bietz: Lei's go, nght now me md 

Dennis: Next question Wlul 
land of music do you listen to' 

Bietz: WSMC and easy hbtenmg 

Dennis: Wliat's the most annul 
ing thing that happened to you 

Bietz: Well, besides you' 

Dennis; Of course 

Bietz: Waiting in the cafetena 
line. 1 went there at 1 p.m. and il 

would have taken me forever, so I 
just grabbed a sandwich and came 
back to my office. 

Dennis: I understand you went to 
my home church in Panama City 
last weekend. The/re helping me 
out with finances, you know. They 
gave me $1500 before I left, and 
quite a large gomg away parly How 

are they holding up? 

Bietz: They said it was a small 
price to pay. 

Dennis: Is there a lever any- 
where around there that opens a 
hidden door that leads to your 
secret lair? 

Bietz: Yes. But if I told you, it 
wouldn't be a secret 

Dennis: Have you ever hosted 
your own talk show? 
Bietz: No. 

Dennis: Do these pants make me 
look fat? 

Bietz: Yes. I also don't like the 
pants that people walk on. 

Dennis: Do you think we could 
trade places tomorrow? I have a big 
test in Earth Science. 

Bietz: Earth Science, eh? I can 
do Earth Science. But you can't 
wear those pants tomorrow. 

Dennis: Never mind. I see 
you're looking for something on 
your desk, is there a button that 
biggers a trapdoor or something? 

Bietz: ^| 

Demiis: Is the trapdoor u.^1 

neath my chair? ^j l 


Dennis: Well, Im as^"", j| 

don't have that much tmj^l^ J 

just one more question. Wh;) I 

fevorite writer for theAcc^-- J 

Bietz: Harmony T Uerso | 

columns are witty, yet msgii* 

Dennis: OK who's your ia 

male writer? 

Bietz: Dave Leonard. 

Demiis: Who's yo^r 
male humor writer? 

Bietz: Rob York. , 

Dennis: Who's you '. 
male humor wriler...thai 


And there you have J_^ 
sh-aight from the preside" _ 

I'm his favorite Accent 
my dust, Dave Leonard. 

[ SA Senate decides fate of bikes Page 2 

SOUTHERN Sen. Fowler to speak Thursday Page 2 


The Southern Accent 

COLLEGEDALE, TENNESSEE — - -^-^^^ %..!. "l JL. Jk^X^y ^^y JL^ ^^ ^ X 

oUegedale exercises caution in anthrax 


Volume 57, Issue 7 


Isolated incidents of anthrax exposure in 
the United States have raised public aware- 
nationwide including Collegedale. 
In an effort to keep American citizens con- 
lident in the postal service and to educate the 
pubhc in anthrax prevention, every home will 
receive a postcard this week on what to look 
for in auspicious packages and letters. 
The pobta] service is exercising caution in 
-ything that enters their doors. 
Now that they re introducing all this 
ilhrax stuff were looking at things differ- 
itiy said Dick Wodzenski, Collegedale 

Wod7enski explained that there's talcum 
[1 nvder between magazines to keep the 
I iges glossy and the powder at the bottom of 
l3ins can caus.e a panic that didn't exist before 
iIk terrorist attai.ks At least three post 
IliLcs in the Chattanooga area closed down 
liniporanly last week because of anthrax 

Officials say there is a slim chance of a 
liiit,e outbreak But despite the odds, some 
|)Lople in Amenta have panicked. According 
to CNN Lom thousands of New Yorkers, 
shaken by last month s terrorist attacks and 
further rattled by a series of anthrax inci- 
dents have flooded emergency rooms and 
phoned health authonties, taxing the city's 
htalth system 

Ske Anthrax, p. 3 

Alumni to visit this weekend Promenade supper at 5 p.m. today 


Managing EDnoR 

? Soudiern hosts the annual alumni week- 
end for Its graduates Oct. 25-28, and an esti- 
mated crowd of 1,000 is expected to attend 

► ™8 special weekend. 

The events will kick off in the CoUegedale 
J-nurch on Thursday with Meet the Firms, 
wnere denomination professionals can meet 
■S^"' s^dents to discuss careers and 
Jiternships. -ITiat evening a special alumni 
JMquet ^vil] be held at the university dining 

, ^ on the second floor of Wright Hall. 
ff«kend highlights include reunions and 
Wn houses as well as a golf classic held at 
mnrn ^^^^ '" Harrison Bay on Friday 

jorning. More than $15,000 in proceeds 
benpfi7c" '^^^^ ^y tournament sponsors to 
IZ! ' ^"them's student scholarship fund 

. well as five selected academic depart- 

Keynote speaker Carla Gober C81) will 
preach Sabbath morning. Other weekend 
speakers include Lynn Sauls C56) for alumni 
vespers and Dany Hernandez ('89) for The 
Third. Several informational seminars will 
also be presented on Friday by Gordon Bietz, 
Jared Bruckner and Scott Ball, all current fac- 
ulty at Southern. 

Alumni weekend is not just for former stu- 
dents to take more classes. 

The purpose of alumni weekend is purely 
social," said Carol Loree. director of alumni 
relations, "It lets the alumni get together with 
old friends." 

At Sunday's wrap-up. selected students 
will have the chance to meet again with alumni 

See Alumni, p. 2 

TTie cafeteria and SA will serve Southern 
students an outdoor supper today at 5 p.m., 
making room for the alumni banquet in the 

The promenade supper is a joint venture 
between the cafeteria and SA to provide for 
the needs of the alumni and students, said 
Kari Shultz. director of Student Services. 

Other events that will take place at the 
promenade supper include pumpkin carving 
and the kickof f for "Put Your Body in Motion" 
sponsored by Student Wellness. 

Bethany Martin, director of student well- 
ness, said "Put Your Body in Motion" will last 
for four weeks, ending Nov. 20. The goal dur- 
ing the four-week period is for the student 
body and faculty to "accumulate a distance of 

24,902 miles, the circumference of the earth." 
Bethany Martin said. 

Shultz and Ben Martin, SA social vice, are 
organizing the other events. The only con- 
firmed activity was pumpkin carving. Other 
than that, it's whatever Ben Martin comes up 
with, Shultz said. 

Ben Martin has requested a menu of hot 
dogs, burgers, baked beans, potato salad, 
cookies and chips, said Earl Evans, director of 
food service. Apple cider and fruit will also be 

This is the first year an activity like "Put 
Your Body in Motion" has been sponsored at 

The kick-off event will include a motiva- 
tional video shot on campus, and strength 
training and aerobic contests with prizes. 

See Supper, p. 2 

Campus News 




Campus Chatter 


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editor and 

young adult 



major Jason 


es. is solicUng 


Ileto re 

turns Hickman 

a^^H nin.«Hnn« ahniit sniri- 



fire in a 

special column 

sues and life. 


on the humor page this 





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SA Senate votes to sell bicycles 

:> Overwhelming majority <lecideston»keprofitfc^^ 

SA Senate voted Tuesday to sell 
the bikes that had been purchased 
as a Senate project two years ago. 

When given the option of choos- 
ing between keeping the bikes to 
lend out in exchange for a student's 
ID card or selling the bikes and 
using the money to fund this year's 
Senate project, senators voted over- 
whelmingly in favor of the second 

Manny Bokich, SA executive 
vice, said that he was "very 
relieved" to have finally resolved 
the matter. He s^d that Southern's 
success in selling the bikes will 
depend on whether or not there are 
Adventist organizations willing to 
buy them. Bokich was unsure about 
whether or not selling the bikes 
would be successful, but he said 
that giving them away as gifts to 
Adventist summer camps was also 

"It all depends on whether or not 
there are people out there willing to 
give us money," Bokich said. 

Senator Doug Remington report- 
ed that he has been working on a 
disaster relief committee that would 
send Southern students and faculty 
out to sites of natural disasters such 
as floods, tornados or fires. 

"If it's something like a tornado, 
you wouldn't see us leave 
Tennessee or North Georgia," 
Remington said. In relation to the 
Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, 
Remington said thai it was definite- 

S'i'uiMiivr Poix 

Wha< should the SA Senate do with the b.kes purchased 
last year! 

Sell bikes 

(69 percent) 

Thursday, O cto^^^ 

Sen. Fowler to speak today] 


ST^C™ , Toiler.. ^,0 is hes,„,. J 

--SSTiiddl^^rof Hamilton ttrrirT™' '"' ""^^i^ I 
CounS: will speak to Sot^thern stu- !Sf^^';''='^™«» -ea sinceTj 
dents and faculty at today's convo- 
cation. Fowler was invited to speak 
as part of 
Southern's cele- 
bration of alumni 

Fowler, who 
has served on 

the state legislature since 1994, said 

thathewillspeakabouthojhtsreb- .^"J^^ ^ ^ p---^- 

gious beliefs have affected govern- ^^ ^^ ^^ P^^^^ 
Rebman and Williams. 
Fowler has 

1 practice a 

ment service. 

"I want to talk about what moti- 
vated and prepared me to run for 
office," Fowler said. "I work in a 
place where reli^on and govern- 
ment are supposed to be separate. I 
will speak about how being a 
Christian makes a difference, not 
only in the legislature, but in my law 


Southern's campus a nuniu, 
times since his election to q 
such as at graduation in 1997 
former Southern president B 
Salhy retired. Fowler sai 
intends to run for his third tt 
the state senate next year. 


FROM p. 1 



ly possible that the committee could 
be dispatched to the location, pro- 
vided it was in the United States. 

The committee would not be 
funded by Southern while still 
remaining under the Southern 
umbrella," Remington said. 
Possible donors to the committee 
include local banks, McKee's, gov- 
ernment grants and possibly ADRA. 

Senators Zach Shultz, Holly 
Graves and Boaz Papendick are on 
the committee. All students and fac- 
ulty interested in the project are 
welcome to join. Remington said. 

Senator Alilia Martin reported 

The Southern Accent 

Debbie Batlin 

Kristen Snyman 

Rachel Bostic 

Rob York 

Cady Van Dolson 

Jason Arnold 

Jolene Harrell 

Neal Smith 

Jen Page 

Melissa Turner 

Rochelle Spears 

Sarah Pester 

Harmony Tillcrson 

Joe Earl 

Dan Kuntz 

Josh Townsend 

Kyle Baldwin 

Laura Gates 

Heatlier Durst 

Nick Vence 

Jason Ileto 

Dennis Mayne 

Sieve Baughman 

Jared Thurmon 

Alejandra Torres 
Heidi Tompkins 

Sam Covarrubias 
Nathan Zinner 

Tressa Carmichael 
Brian Wiehn 

Melissa Campbell 

SuBSCKipnoN Manager 

David Leonard 
Dennis Negr6n 

that she had discussed the issue of 
adding a monthly limit to student ID 
cards for the Village Market with 
Dale Bidwell, vice president of 
financial administration. Martin 
said that Bidwell had been con- 
cerned about students shopping at 
the Village Market and not buying 
food at the cafeteria, causing the 
cafeteria to lose money. Senator 
Nathan Taube said that the issue 
was still under discussion between 
senators and administration. 

Daniel Olson 


at the scholarship award brunch. 
Recipients of various scholarships 
will have the opportunity to get 
acquainted with iJieir donors and 
scholarship namesakes. 

Since retirees are a majority of 
alumni weekend participants, there 
are plans in motion to make the 
annual event more appealing to 
recent graduates also. 

"Current students may view this 
as an inconvenience, but later they 
vril! realize the value of alumni 
weekend and may get a kick out of 
coming back themselves," Loree 

"Put Your Body in Molion'll 
shirts designed by Jeremy H 
freshman graphic design maji 
Kenny Willes, senior graphic 
major, will be for sale. 

Cafeteria food will also 1> 
sale. Contrary to previous mi 
ceptions, the meal 
Schultz said that SA doesn't re 
sponsor this event, just f 
staff and activities to help thed 
flow more smoothly. Cashiei 
at laptops will be available bf 
and 6:30 p.m. to collect payi 
this meal. 

Three weeks after surgery to 
remove a tumor from his brain 
Loran Haugsted has neari> 
returned to "his normal belf 

"I'm doing well on my road of 
recovery." said Haugsted a senior 
theology major who returned to 
class and work this week 

But a month ago Haugsted 
faced an alarmmg obstacle 
Traveling with some fnends on a 
Sabbath afternoon, Haugsted btart 
ed to experience a seizure — the first 
in his life. 

"I suddenly realized I couldn't 
move or talk," he said. "My head 
and eyes were forced to the left and 
then 1 blacked out" 

When emergency medical tech- 
nicians arrived, Haugsted was 
delirious and not able to even 
remember his name. He was taken 
to Memorial Hospital for tests, and 
it was during a CAT scan in which a 
swelling of the right fi-ontal lobe of 
his brain was noted. 

After being treated and released. 
Haugsted attempted to make an 
appointment with a neurosurgeon. 
But he was told the nearest appoint- 
ment was Oct. 18. 

Fortunately. Haugsted had doors 
open for an appointment on Sept. 
27, The neurosurgeon confirmed 
the brain tumor and surgery was 

: off the C-shaped scar 
set for Oct 2. 

"I already expected (a brain 
tumor)," said Haugsted. who had a 
few days to talk with family and 
friends and prepare for the possibil- 
ities—which included the prospect 
of paralysis. 

"God gave me immeasurable 
amounts of peace before surgery," 
Haugsted said. 

-His surgery at Erlanger Hospital 
took four hours, but for the most 
part, the surgery was successful. 
However, Haugsted did suffer some 
double vision and temporary paraly- 
sis in his left arro. 

Three weeks later, Haugsted is 
back in church and class. He tires 
easily, though. 

"Ifs hard to beUeve (ll«l 
gery) happened," he^i I 
like I've never been 
Haugsted classified the s 
string of "miracles along" 

One "miracle ^ 

Haugsted's P^'^f.'jje* 
Oregon. TTie couples h^^ J 
raised the finances to ail 1 
entsto travel to Tennessee I 
with Haugsted. _ -^tddl 
Now, Haugsted is gj ^| 
those who prayed ano j 

"I am thankful t- - 
all their gifts ^^^ 
Haugsted said. "itwasaP^,-| 
have thousands praV i"' I 

THURSDAY, October 25, 2001 


The United States and the for- 
mer Soviet Union have been devel- 
oping anthrax to use as a biological 
weapon, but officials say they have 
reason to believe anthrax has never 
left the laboratory. 

For now, anthrax is mainly trans- 
ferred through the mail by an 
unidentified person or persons in 
the United States. Officials say 
there is no known link between the 
anthrax incidents and the terrorist 
attacks of Sept. 11. 

To keep students and faculty pre- 
pared, Southern sent out informa- 
tion regarding the school's plan 
should danger arise, along vrith 
some advice of how to handle suspi- 
cious packages or letters. 

At the suggestion of Campus 
Safet>-. tiie mailroom is using gloves 
and masks while processing the 
mail Pi^ople who sort mail in the 
various departments on campus are 
asked to do the same. 

So what is anthrax? 

Anthrax is a colorless, odorless, 
tasteless spore-forming bacteria 
that, in most cases, is highly treat- 
able when treated promptly. 

Being exposed to anthrax in the 
air. on the skin, or otherwise, does 
not mean a person has contracted 
anthrax, according to Jeanne 
Guillemin, medical anthropologist 

And most importantly, anthrax is 
not contagious person to person. 

Anthrax is contracted three 
ways: cutaneous (skin), inhalation. 

and gastromtestinal. Anthrax comes acterized by an acute inflammadon 

from wortang with or handUng of the int«dnal^rt iT^ c„„ 

most common m agricultural infected meat. Initial sims ramrp 

regtons. However, it is nu-e to dnd from diarrhea loTorS^ Zi 

anthrax-nfected animals in the Death occurs after anC has prt 

iccordmg to the gressed to toxemia and sepsis. 
"Between 25 to 60 percent of cases 

Control and 

United States, 
Center for D: 

Anthrax is very durable. This 
bacterium protects itself from sun- 
light heat and disinfectant by form- 
ing a protective coat The spores are 
so small that an infectious dose is 
smaller than a speck of dust 

Ninety-five percent of anthrax licensed to produce if BioPort 
cases are cutaneous. Cutaneous Corporation of Lansing Mich 
anthrax is contract- 
ed through an 
opening or cut in 
the skin and is 
marked by a sore or 
bump, resembling a 
bug bite. It then 
turns into a Quid- 
filled vesicle and 
eventually becomes 
a painless ulcer 
with a dark center. 
Cutaneous anthrax 
is very responsive 
to antibiotics when administered 
promptly. According to CDC. about 
20 percent of untreated cutaneous 
anthrax cases result in death. 

The most fatal kind of anthrax is 
inhalation anthrax, when anthrax 
spores are breathed in. 
Germination of spores can take up 
to 60 days and symptoms imitate 
the flu 

are fatal," the CDC said. 

People exposed to or infected 
with anthrax are given antibiotics 
such as Ciprofloxacin or penicillin. 

There is also an anthrax vaccine 

that is 93 percent effective. Only 

company in the United States is 

lips on anthrax 

The FBI has issued some guidlines 
in dealing with suspicious mail. 

1. Handle with care. Do not bump or shake iL 

2. Isolate it and look for indicators 

3. Don't open, smell or taste 

4. Call 91 1 if suspicious (on campus, contact 
Campus Safety at ext. 3390) 


vaccine, precau- 
n is necessary. 

The official CDC health advisory 
suspicious mail in a 

Gastrointestinal anthrax is char- 

thing. Also, someone should record 
the names of the people in the room 
and then evacuate the room and 
shut the door. Those who had any 
contact with the suspicious mail 
should wash their hands witii soap 

and water. Dismfectants aren't as "If you get anything on your 

^""^.".f • clothes, remove your clothes as 

If you get sick, come get soon as possible and place ttiem in a 

checked satd Sylvia Hyde, director plastic bag," Hyde said. Then 

of Health Services. She also advises shower thoroughly with soap and 

students not to mess around with water." 
suspicious packages and letters. 

Library databases help students learn 

Shane Stephens using the databases. 

NB\ii Reportfh Many students are very 

impressed with the databases at the 
library. Nathan Latimer, sophomore 
business administration major, said 
he is very pleased with the databas- 
es and uses the EBSCO database 
several times each week. 

Bennett encouraged students to 
use the library resources. 

One problem with the databases 
is some people do not know how to 
use them, said Marge Seifert, public 
services librarian. 

"Even if we look busy, ask us for 
help, that's what we're here for," 
Bennett said, 

Nick Cross, senior theology 
major who has worked four years at 
the library said. "The most impor- 
tant thing on using databases is to 
be creative with the words you use 
to narrow the search." 

In addition to its large gain of 
electronic information, the library 
continues to collect 2,000 new books 
each month. New books range fi"om 
auto mechanics to the life cycle of 

The McKee Library has access 
to 60 databases ran^ng from infor- 
mation for nursing shidents to edu- 
cation majors. The databases are 
collections of accessible journals 
and documentaries in index and full 
text form. 

"It is important to us to help stu- 
dents learn. We spend $60,000 on 
databases per year and it keeps 
going up." said Peg Bennett, library 

In 1994. the library got its first 
database on CD-ROM. According to 
Ron Miller, library systems manag- 
er, the library acquired its first Web- 
based database in 1997. 

The databases we now have are 
the top databases out there," 
Bennett said. The library hopes to 
subscribe to a larger number of 
databases to obtain at least one for 
every field of study at Southern, "if 
availability in contract negotiations 
and money allow it," Bennett said. 

In August 2001, students logged 
on to the library's Web site 6,570 
times. Bennett said the library is 
happy to see Uiat the students are 

Even though we are in "a time of 
change," Bennett said, "books will 
never be eliminated." 

Health Place at 

Hamilton Place 

Go to the mall for your health! t __' 

White yau 're at ttie matt take a minute tc 

and talk \vith a health professional or even 

massage at Memorial Hospital's Health Pla 

Hamilton Place. 

A new resource 

Health Place is 

offering free blood pressure checks, fun ways to slay 

in shape like line dancing and low-impact aerobics, 

free seminars, healthy cooking tips and massage 


If you have health questions, the friendly staff at the Health Pi! 

can help you find answers.— on the Internet or in printed 

The Health Place is also the new home of Memorial's Cold Gin 
a program for those 60 and better that offers health 
trips, discounts at o' 

Call for information 
about any Health Place 
programs - 893-9765 

I, and other benefits. 

Monday- Friday: 7:30 a.r 
Saturday: 10 a.m. to9p.l 
Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m. 

. to 9p.i 


Memorial Hospital 

Ignore pop culture and 
don't forget Sept. ii 



recover from the flu. 
In fact, I was a littJe annoyed two 
weeks ago when Bush's first live 

long I heard about ^^^^^ conference preempted the 
Gary Gondii and his relationship jj^.^^ gpjgoije of Survivor 3. I'm 
problems. The FBI put everything - ■ • 

on hold to search for his missing 
intern with whom he was rumored 
to have had an affair. I watched 
Saturday Night Live make fun of 
George W. Bush and heard more 
than enough about Sen. Hillary 
Clinton. I heard the uproar about 
Britney Spears' flesh colored cos- 
tume and Madonna's choice to 
I Kocko, I listened 

by Rachel Bostic 

becoming comfortable again, 

I don't want to adapt! 

I don't want to learn to lii 

I don't want to compromise! 

I don't want to forget! 

I don't want to remember Sept. 
11 without emotion. 

I don't want to be interested in 
the frivolous lives of celebrities or 
think that my problei 

Thumbs up to the cafeteria for labeling the food I 
the hot lines. It's been pretty regular and correct aiiii!L 
a great help when students are in a hurry. Having J 

^^^^ ^^^ ^ prices right there helps as well, letting us poor col) J 

Brock! Keep up the good work, students know whether to ask for that extra helpjngt,! 
■ day. 

.u^-nbs up on making some serious headway w>th 
the construction! Repaved and repainted, Uie road looks 
^th fantJ^tic and is wonderful to drive on. And its about 
time that scary retaining wall got taken down! TTiere 
also a crosswalk 

AJ, McUan from the Backstreet jj^p^.tant that they 

again that v. 

Boys and actor Ben Stiller ■ 
admitted to rehab and found out 
more about Elian Gonzalez, Tills is 
pop culture. 

Then things changed. Sept. 11 
caused us to forget about celebri- 
ties, and even ourselves, for a while. 
Will we ever be so innocent 
care if two movne stars 
e outfit to a premiere? 
Will we ever feel so safe that 
Eminem is the scariest presence in 
the media? Will we ever be so com- 
placent that "Bombs Over 
Baghdad" doesn't sober us? 

Unfortunately. I'm afraid the 
answer Is yes, We will begin to feel 
comfortable again. 

I read in the newspaper today 
that we've cracked Taliban front 
lines, Bob Dylan threw two security 
guards out of an arena when they 

Thumbs dox™ on the spoiled fruit in the cafetena. 

It's kept out too long or not kept cold enough. If we re 

going to be charged by the ounce for the fruit, we 

should have fruit thafs fit to eat (Submitted by Sarah 

'rshadow Matthews) 

TTiumbs down on Southern for not having u 
awareness about the huge flea market in the paiL 
lots of Talge and Wood/Brock. I stayed here forbj 
and I never heard anything about it. Parking we 
lem, as well as vehicle and pedestrian traffic. 

everyone elst 

inderstand that the res- 
New York City are 
) discouraged at not 

finding _ 
"hiding" in the rubble and letting Harmosy Tillerson 

the dogs find them so that the Cp^J"^"^ 

canines will feel useful. "Hi. Excuse me." 

I want to realize that children are The Texaco cashier slowly looks 
sending their entire allowances to up from her fingernails, which she 
rescue funds 'while I whine about was closely examining. 
not having a new pair of shoes. I "Yeah. Hi. Um, I locked my keys 
want to remember the woman who in my car. I'm not from around here. 
gave money to a coffee shop owner. Do you know who I should call?" I 
telling him to pay for the drinks of smile. I want to let her know that I 
any government worker at the am a nice giri. 
Pentagon - a woman who had just No response, 
lost her husband or son in that I raise my eyebr 
attack. Nothing. I drum my fingers i 

Tliese attacks brought out the counter. 
best in a lot of Americans. I don't "XJm, excuse me." I smile 
touldn'i'lct'him StTgrat^his want the burst bubble of pop culture "Do you Mnk that I could 
coming back to bnng out tlie worst phone and a phone book i 
■n "s, someone to unlock my car? I'l 

of stranded." 
No response. 

Then, from her mouth slowly 
drawl words of wisdom: "Well, all I 
know is that the po-lice (two sylla- 

Harmony dislikes complacency 

I concert because he had 
security pass or identification 
Americans are learning to cope willi 
anthrax, and that Britney Spears 
had to lake a week off from her tour 

i and wait. 

Letters to the Editor 

Satire makes us think 

It is good to know that the 
humor page has the guts to give us 
a new target for laughter - our- 
selves. Rob York's satirical descrip- 
tion of how majors of Hickman are 
viewed in by others on campus was 
ingenious. Hopefully students did 
ntil laugh al York's article (Tlie 
Stale ul Brock-Hii-knian Relations") 
becausi- they tell he was calling all 
majors ot Hickman "nerds," but 
they laughed because York brilliant- 

pay, let them find comfort in Uie 
lives of theology majors (Millerites) 
who have to convince women tliat 
tliey just want one vespers date and 
not marriage! 

Jason Belyeu 

Senior religious education major 

during vespers and convocation. 

bles) ain't gonna unlock your car I hate complacency 

unless there's a kid stuck in there or Seriously, it's one of my n 

it's a 911 emergency." pet peeves. It's right up there 

Great. She goes back to her fakeness and snobbery. Oh, 
nails. I walk over to another Texaco when you eat a powdered dou) 
employee, who is putting packaged 
cookies on a shelf. 

"Hi," I smile brightly. She gives 
me a brief look, and, disinterested, 
goes back to what she was doing. 

Although I have a sneaky suspi- 
cion that I'm being ignored, I 
explain my situation to her any- 
way—wondering the whole time if 

she's hearing a word I'm saying, earth just to take up space.Toi 

She just keeps dutifully putting 

cookies on the shelf. 

Obviously, nothing was going to 

interrupt these people— especially 

not some smiley girl with a 

Louisiana license plate who was 

dumb enough to lock her keys in 

her car because her mind was pre- 
occupied with thoughts of lip gloss 


Complacence (kam-play-sense) 

n. 1. Contented self-satisfaction. 2. 

Total lack of concern. (The 

American Heritage College diction- 
ary, page 284.) 

and it gets all ii 

mouth, and it turns that gray i 

I think that all too often, wh 
are confronted \vith filings tl 
not directly affect our own 
being, we don't really care 
it — whatever it is. 

Perhaps I'm wrong, but 1 
think that ' 

3 like if V 

away in a self-constructed ci 
obfivious to the world aroiu 
that's pretty much what « 
doing— taking up space. 

Obviously, all five Tes? 
employees had a total 1; 
cern for my predicament, m^ 
there were five. I counted ^ 

But then again, 
myself out because my J 
occupied with thoughts of HP E" 



that's a whole iWW 


Cartoons are poor taste 

I really hate lo be a "complainer," 

but 1 can't help but comment on the 

poor taste of the cartoons in the 

. , , 0«'l. 2001 edition. Iknow it was an 

..'!'; .'".y'^'' "'y '*■>!«; ?tt™pt at humor, but 1 can only 

imaeine it causing hurt feelings for 

Apology for letter 

to the editor last week, 1 reali2ed it 

lUL-y lauguiru utiause lUrK oniliani- was too harsh I m not Sorrv fnr mu tU^ . -"-"'■s^ "Ji 

• ly captured how many o, us label opinion, bu, I'm sorT toX'S ^ CZZ^^^Zf^ f 
others in order lo preserve our uns. wau I n... it ?■„ ■■ . , ^'"^ "ere lor viewbouthern. The 

others in order lo preserve our pos- way I put it. I'm a very opinionated 

ibve self image. We often label oUi- person and someUmes I don't wait 

ers "nerds- because those who have to state that opinion so it sounds 

the intellect to grasp the world of better. So I'm apologizing about 

science mbmidate us. If anyone was how harah my opinion was stated 1 

seriously offended by York's article could have been nicer ■ - 

1 hope they realbie it was humorous I would also like to sav thank vn„ 'f i "^ '""*' '"^nsMerate, and I 

sadre, which is intended to make us for stating thut^bs d™ Tn ceU ''^'' '"W™P"='te- 

laugh as well as to make us think. If phones in the sanctuary I know , . », . 

they think the laughter at their lot of people, indudtaTme Sit ^'""'^^™ 

expense was too high of a price to very annoyed at phones' ringSi 

were here for ViewSouthe 
recruiters spend a lot of time and 
money trying to get students to 
attend Southern. For these shidents 
to be depicted as idiot children or to 
put up a -go home" sign, even in 

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The story Tarking short on campus" was actually "«'*" 
Bostic, not Nathan Zinner. 

Thursday, October 25, 2001 

The Southern Accent 5 


More than lOO students attend Pastor Mike seeks to 
Campus Ministries prayer retreat answer your questions 

Scon Damazo 

More than 100 Southern stu 
dents attended a Campus Ministnr 
retreat to empower leaders in mm 
jstry on Oct. 5 and 6. The grouij 
look part in various worship servic 
es. group and individual prayer 
activities and prayer-focused work 

On Friday. Oct. 5, the students 
left Wright Hall at 7 p.m. and went 
to Cily Hall in Collegedale for ves 
pers and a communion service led 
bv jud Lake, professor of religion 
At 9 a.m. Sabbath, students headed 
lor Laurelbrook Lodge in northern 
Tennessee. Tliere they participated 
in small study groups, a worship 
service and prayer workshop pre- 
sented by Lake and an outreach 
workshop presented by Kt-ii 
Rogers, campus chaplain. 

Marius Asaftei. director of ere 
ative ministries, organized the 
retreat but said he hadn't been able 
lo plan as thoroughly as he would 
have liked. "God blessed a lot more 
than I expected. When He has a 
plan, He's going to do it!" 

Asaftei said that God planned for 
Lake to lead the retreat. 

"(Lake) relates to young people 
really well," Asaftei said. "He's 

Lake instructed students on 
t prayer and Bible study during 
I Sabbath morning worship. Sabbath 
J afternoon, he gave a workshop on 

Jae Do-Tee 
Nick Vcnce, junior physics major, and Kenny Willcs, senior graphic design major. 
lead song service while snidenrs and Jud Lake, professor of religion, look on. 

prayer walking. Students were able 
to try his methods out during each 
of his talks. 

Lake's presentation was "eye 
opening," said Valerie James, senior 
nursing major. "His message was 
inspiring, especially the new idea of 
prayer walking." 

Parts of the Friday night service 
had been spur of the moment, 
Andrea Kuntaraf, creative min- 

istries and outreach director, 
helped plan the retreat, and she was 
worried there wouldn't be enough 
communion bread. She said that 
Rogers didn't take any bread so 
more students could. 

"But when we passed the bread 
out," Kuntaraf said, "everybody got 
one, and there was one piece left 
(for Rogers)." 

I don't want to write this column. 

There, I s^d it. 

It's not that I'm not interested in 
writing a weekly column for the 
AccrxNT. If Uiat were the case 1 
would have declined the invitation 
before getting to tliis point. 

It's just tliat Debbie, tlie religion 
page editor, told me tliat this week's 
column is supposed to be about me. 
Thai's not what I had in mind. But 1 
guess this is supposed to help you 
get to know me belter. We'll only do 
tliis once, I promise. Then we'll gel 
on to much more important thing, 
like your questions. 

I'm a Soutliern alum. 1988, Stop 
it. I studied Tlieology during my 
four years here and actually earned 
a degree. 1 honestly have to say tliat 
four of tlie best years of my life were 
spent here at Soutliern as a student, 
which made coming back here a lit- 
tle over a year ago an exciting 
prospect. More on that in a second. 

I did tlie whole seminary Uiing 
immediately after my undergrad 
work and by tlie time 1 finished my 
graduate degree at Andrews I was 
never so ready to be out of school. 
Being sponsored through seminary 
by the Florida 
Conference meant 
that in December of 
1990 1 was on my 
way to Orlando. Fla. 
From January of 
) June of 1996 

Church to come here as young 
adull pastor in May of 2000. It's 
great to be back in the area, 

I try to have some fim outside of 
my work with the church. I love 
golf, but my handicap wouldn't tell 
you UiaL I'll just say it hovers right 
around the age of the average 
Soutliern student. I loved sailing 
my Hobie Cat at the beach, but 
when I moved here I lost my beach 
and gave my boat away. I love team 
sports, both playing them and 
watching tlieni. But more than any- 
thing else I think 1 just enjoy good 

Well, enough about me. let's talk 
about you. 

Tliis is a column about issues 
revolving around spirituality and 
life. So feel free to throw some 
questions on the table. I'll write 
back ... a question and answer kind 
of thing. Or maybe we should say, 
"A question and my tlioughts on the 
mailer" kind of thing. I'd like to 
think I have all the answers. Bui 
those friends I referred to a 
moment ago-they tell me other- 

Nov. 3 concert to aid Cambodian missions 


A benefit concert to raise money 
Jr several of Collegedale's 
■Cambodia mission projects will be 
Iheld al Collegedale Church on 
ISabbath. Nov. 3, at 3:30 p.m. The 
■featured arUsts will be Walter Arties 
land Myrna Matthews-Haynes, and 
■Jomed by Jimmy and Pam Rhodes, 

■ Iwry Blaclovell and Susan Miller. 
■Admission to the concert is free, 
■ml an offering will be taken. 

I Of^Pring given will help continue 
■me work in Cambodia. Southern 
• alumni Braden and Joey Pewitt are 
IcurrenUy serving a seven to ten 

■ year mission term in Cambodia. 
frn "'^'^ sponsored by the 
IL(rt egedale Church. In March 
1= riu""' Collegedale Church held 
Ir '*»' Mission rally and adopted 
Il-ambodia as the church's mission 
[project. Since then, three short- 
I "™ mssion teams have traveled to 
l^bodia to build three churches. 
L/*^'""'ed artist, Walter Arties 
l"» toured the United States, 
if-"rope and the former Soviet 
I "lion sharing his vocal talents and 

enas appeared in crusades with 
jy Graham. Arties is also an 
Planed minister in Uie Adventist 

church, and coordinates crusades 
around the world as the director of 
evangelism for Voice of Prophecy. 

Myrna Matthews-Haynes' roots 
in music go back to the age of four, 
when she started piano lessons. 
Matthews-Haynes' music has been 
used in commercials and station 
identifications for several network 
programs. She-has sung for some of 
the biggest names in the entertain- 
ment industry 

Jimmy Rhodes, a brass and key- 
board insti-umentalist, has shared 
his outstanding talents wiUi thou- 
sands of students by teaching band 
and instruments at elementary 
schools and academies. His past 
performances include appearances 
wiUi the Lawrence Welk Orchestra. 
Faith for Today. Evangelistic 
Crusades and Mission Spotlight. 

Pam Rhodes' mezzo soprano 
voice compliments her husband 
Jimmy's keyboard artistry 'iJK^ 
Rhodes' appear regularly on 3ABN 
and have been feamred artists on 
the Voice of Prophecy homecoming 

I served 

ciate pastor of the 

Florida Hospital 

evised in Ohio. Besides performing ^ f " ' " ' !■ ' '''■' 

at two General Conference ses- Adventist Church ,n 

sions, he has performed for local °''f"'\''' ^.\ ,, 

and national special events. He is . > decided after 

accompanied by Susan Miller who =:" Vf"^ '."■'"*'' 

has taught language arts for ttie ^.onal mimsti-y Iha 

past twfnty years and plays tite ' ^^ l^J-^ 
piano for the Collegedale Adult 
Sabbath school class and Silverdale 
Cumberiand Presbyterian Church, 

For more information about the 
Cambodia oulreach, visit 

http;//chu or 
call (423) 396-2134. 

"outside" working 

worid. I tried three [ 

and a half years in 

health care, but let's 

just say ifs good to 

be back. Mike Fulbright, pucor of young aduh 

I accepted the call you, questions about spirituality and lift. 
from tlie Collegedale 

Church Schedule 

Larry Blackwell has been 
singing since ttie age of she For 
seven years he was Uie feaUired 
soloist on a weekly gospel show tel- 

TTie rtiird 

For October 27, 2001 

9:00. 1 1 :30 Caria Golxtr 
] Q. 1 .5 Uany Hernandez 

8:55,11:25 Jose Nieves 

-Jael'a NaT 
"Don't Be A Weioer" 

Thursday, October 25 



Intramural flagball wrap-ups 

by Josh Townsend 

Patriots picked in upset 

Jared Thurmon intercepted . • • quarterback J^el T^u™™ 

Scott Watson's pass on the 20yard who threw for two touchdowns and 

line. He proceeded to lead his team ran for another. He throws one of fte 

into the end with a 10-yard SsM^ ^.^ '= '" f^ri^ 

touchdown pass to Chris La taive not afra,d to go deep to his favonte 

to put his team up for good, IM. receiver, speedy Mike Freeland. 

Team Money frustrates their 
opponents with a mix of short and 
long passes to move the chams. 
Charily Pak is a ferocious pass 
rusher who was credited with two 
sacks in die game. Chris L.a faive is 
an exceptional flag puHer who does 
not let anyone get past him. Team 
Gym-Masters were ineffective on 
offense. They played ttiree different 
quarterbacks in die game. 

Brittany Ijjiy. caught a short . . . quarterback Julie Clarke who 

dumpoff pass from quarterback threw for two touchdown passes. 

Julie Clarke and ran 70 yards for Her 70-yard strike put her team 

the touchdown to put her team up ahead and an 18-yard touchdown 

M. She avoided the defense with pass to Naomi Soto put die game 

some savvy spin moves reminis- away for good. She can Uirow the 

cent of Barry Sanders. deep ball and she is very accurate. 

The cream is rising to the top. 
Pittsburgh, Cleveland, San Diego. 
Chicago and San Francisco are at or 
one game back of their respective 
divisions - scary 1 never would have 
thought the Patriots would have 
beaten the Colts once this year, I 
would have laughed my butt off if I 
thought they would have beaten 
them twice (that's a lot of laugh- 
ing!). Now lef s get knuckle deep. 

Arizona (2-3) at Dallas (1-4) 

Paging Jerry Jones to the 
morgue to identify your NFL team. 
Don't get in Jake Plummer's way 
now. He is going to string two wins 
together, but is it really a win when 
you play die Cowboys in Uie weak 
game of the week? 
Pick: Arizona 

Buffalo (1-4) at San Diego (4-2) 
Rob Johnson visits Doug Flutie, 
sounds like last season except this 
time Flutie walks away with a win, 
and Johnson will be lucky if he can 
walk away when the game is over. 
Pick: San Diego 

Cincinnati (3-3) at Detroit (0-5) 
Paging Dr. Kevorkian to Detroit 
If only it were that easy for the Lions 
diis season. Instead they actually 
have to attempt to play football. 
Cincinnati jumpstarts a surprising 
season this week. 
Pick: Cincinnati 

Indianapolis (2-3) at Kansas City 

Injury report: Colts probable for 
game. Chiefs most likely will not 

Pick: hidianapolis 

Team Nafie edges out Team Brown in eolf final J^^i^^vuie (2-3) at Baltimore o^) 

^_^ ^ ^ Wanted: A quarterback that can 

Josh Townsend ^^^^^^^^^K^I^^B^^H^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H '^^'^ ^ '-^^"^ ^^'-'^ ^'^ ^^ Super 

Must be able to take sacks and do 
- the impossible. If interested see 
Ravens coach Brian Billick. 
Jacksonville is looking for respect - 
check back next season. 
Pick: Baltimore 

Overheard: "It's like watchiiiR the Baltimore Ravens defense play the 
Biiltimori' Itivens uffi-nsc," said reft-ret- Chadd Watkins, 

Team Lut2-Holm looked good 
both sides of the ball. Susan Clarke 
put constant pressure on quarter- 
back Rachel Snider vrith her excel- 
lent pass rush. Reciever Carmen 
Guild has great hands and made 
some nice catches using her quick- 
ness to find the open field. Brittany 
Uitz used her height as an advan- 
tage to make some clutch first down 
catches for her team. 

Team Watkins 27, Team Johnson 18 

. . . Bryce Heading intercepted a ... quarterback Matt Nafie. He 

Royce Brown pass and ran it back threw four touchdown passes of 35, 

lo the lf>yard line. On the next 50. 15 and 10 yards. He threw zero 

play, Manny Rascon caught a interceptions and ran in a one-point 

touchdown pass from quarterback conversion attempt to end any hopes 

Malt Nafie giving Team Watkins a of Team Johnson tying the game. 
20-12 lead, 

then Keyshawn Johnson or hanriin 
it off for a half a yard gaT'^^ I 

might win this week. "Hie defense! 
has to show up this week too Justl I 
thought, do you think Vikings wor^ I 
purple? ■ 

Pick: Tampa Bay 

Overheard: "Matt Nafie is definately tlie best quarterback in 
league," said spectator and intramural football player Adam Brown. 

Team Watkins has made a case 
for the best team in their division. 
Demetrius Birch is an incredible 
reciever who can outrun any 
nerback in the league. Team 
Johnson looked strong early-on 
with quarterback Kevin Johnson 
picking apart the defense with 
short completions. He threw for 
two touchdovms, with Royce Brown 
throwing for another. 

With rain pouring over the 
Harrison Bay area, four teams teed 
off at The Bear IVace golf course in 
the nine-hole Golf Intramural 
Championship for the intramural 
golf championship. 

Team Nafie, led by Matt Nafie 
(37), Verle Thompson (41), Ron 
Reading (42), and Phil Welhelm 
(43), totaled 12.5 points to win the 
final to edge Team Brown who had 
11.0 points. 

Team Nafie and Team Brown 
were tied going to the ninlli and 
final hole. Matt Nafie hit his drive 
into the trees but managed to hit out 
of the woods and make a sensation- 
al par to edge out Adam Brown to 
give his team the victory. 


Find 0].it when your next game is. 

New England (3-3) at Denver (3-3) 
Lost Will to win if found please 
return to Mile High Stadium, thank 
you. New England is coming on hot, 
did you ever think you would hear 
that after the Revolutionary War? 
It's the upset of the week. 
Pick: New England 

Miami (3-2) at Seattle (3-2) 

Seattle is flying high, and 
Miami's defense is at the bottom of 
the ocean. Perhaps they will surface 
this week or the air bubbles will stop 
and die search and rescue teams 
will be sent in. 
Pick: Seattle 

Minnesota (3-3) at Tampa Bay (2-3) 

If. and I stress, if, Brad Johnson 

realizes that he has more options 

New Orleans (3-2) at St Uuis (M) I 
Alex, I will take "Can anyone slop I 

the Fams?" for $500. What is ■»!' | 
Pick: SL Louis 

N.Y. Jets (3-3) at Carolina (l-il I 
If 1 just got beat by the RedsWns I 
I would put in my application in for I 
the Canadian Football League. 1 
think Carolina might get accepltil | 
on those merits alone. 
Pick: N.Y. Jets 

Oakland (4- 1 ) at Philadelphia (3JI I 
The game is in Philadelphia, bd I 
the Raiders are at the top of OiAl 
game especially after a week oft BJ | 
I'm picking the Raiders to lose r 
keep the AFC West competitive. 
Pick: Philadelphia 

San Francisco (4- 1 ) at Chicago 10 1 
It seems weird to call UiB*! 
game of the week but the Ba» I 
have a great defense and die W| 
have a killer offense, which equilij ■ 
great game! Jim Miller will tos»Jl 
winning touchdown in the "ml 

Pick: Chicago 

N.Y. Giants (3-3)atWashingtt""'''l 
What that's "one" in the * j 
umn for Washington? As a » ■ 
mine used to say, "Even » ^1 
squirrel finds a nut every n«« 
then." N.Y Giants in an oll»> 

Tennessee (2-3) at Piltslwsh 
The Bus is throwing thf» 
running the ball, ani Tem 
defense is hurting. KordeB - 
is back to his pnme, so 
Tennessee: the Bus IS gwe 
through town. 
Pick: Pittsburgh 

Da« KrniU is a ^ , 
major aMisDen«r^'«i 
a skid. He hopes m ' 
wrong this week. 

Calendar of Events 


Thursday, October 25 

1 la Convocation-Senator David Fowler A'oung Alumni (Church) 

2-5p Meet the Futtis (Church Fellowship Hall) 

5p SA Promenade Supper (Promenade in front of Student Center) 

Student Wellness - "Put Your Body in Motion" (Promenade) 
6:30p Alumni Banquet (Dining Hall) 

8p COMICS (Lynn Wood Hall) 

Friday, October 26 

Alumni Homecoming 
2:45p Departure for Active Outdoor Club (Wright Hall) 

6;53p Sunset 

8p Vespers-Lynn Sauls (Church) 

Saturday, October 27 

9 & 11:30a Church Service-Carla Gober (CoUegedale Church) 

10:15a The Third-Dany Hernandez (lies) 

Something Else Sabbath School (Student Center) 

l:45p FLAG Camp (Wright Hall) 

2:30p Chambliss Home (Wright Hall) 

4p "Passing the Mantle" (Church) Honoring former faculty/staff 

8p Southern Revue, Talent Show (lies) 

Sunday, October 28 

Set clocks BACK one hour 
6p SA Fall Festival (Griffin's Farm-see fliers in residence halls) 

Thursday, November 1 

1 la Convocation-Clubs and Departments (See poster for details) 




Eva Ghulam 

Brad Hyden 

Heather Thielan 

Stanley Allen 

Juny Lizardo-Ramos 

Ellyn Staehnke 

Karl Snell 

Veliska Perumal 

Kenneth Gulfan 

Jennifer Rimer 

Jordona Druitt 


Kenia Rodriguez 

Ashley Lynes 

Lynn Clark 

Brooke Bailey 

Keith Pulfer 


Ashley Rego 


Leonard Moses 

Brian Henning 

Lori George 

Hilda Thordai^on 

Tanner Smith 

Jake Sanchez 

Wileen Clark 

Janelle Vandenbrock 

Jennifer Delanpy 


Mark Tabarreyo 

Jill Monterde 

tochelle Kerr 

Julie Copjz 

Shane Faw 

Kat Ledford 

Tim Simmons 

Ryan Vega 

Chnsdne Jensen 

Scott Kilgore 



October 25 from 5-6;30p the Student 
Association and the Student Senate are serv- 
ing supper on the Promenade, located in front 
of the Student Center. The Cafeteria is closed 
this Tliursday for supper due to the Alumni 

SA FALL FESTIVAL: Sunday, October 28 
the Student Association is hosting the annual 
Fall Festival at the Griffin's farm. Tlie food, 
fun and activities will last from fr8p. See 
posters for directions. 

DEEP SABBATH: SA is sponsoring a 
DEEP Sabbath at Oakwood on Sabbath. 
November 10. Approximately 50 spots, first 
come, first serve are available on school pro- 
vided transportation, See next week's 
Chatter for more details. 


COMICS: Comedic Outreach Minisfry In 
Christ's Service. Find Christianity boring? 
This is an improv comedy group that has a 
core but is open to everyone, Come spend an 
hour laughing. We meet Thursdays at 8p in 
Lynn Wood Hall. 

SCHOOL A Sabbath School option that 
focuses on small group discussion and stud- 
ies the adult quarterly Meets on Sabbaths at 
10:15a in the Student Center. 

PREMIER; Do you write music? Are you 
interested in sharing that gift? Do you like 
live music? Premier is a concert series total- 
ly focused on the songwriters and composers 
living on campus and attending our school. If 
you would like to participate, contact Matt 
Tolbert at 23&-2724. Come check Premier out 
Tuesday. November 6 at 7p in the Fellowship 
Hall of the Church. Convocation credit will 
be given. 

Thursday, October 25 Student Wellness will 
be on the Promenade kicking off the "Put 
Your Body in Motion" exercise campaign. 
Come participate in exercise activities, 
receive surprise incentives, and a buy a "Put 
Your Body in Motion" T-shirt, which will sell 
for $6 and $8. 


backpacking? Spend a weekend in nature 

^vith AOC. They will depart from Wright Hall 
by 3p on Friday, October 26. Sign up in the 
atrium after this week's Convocation or call 
Tim Hinck at #364-4343. 

MENTS: Call Pam Dietrich at #2814 with 
your locations and times for the November 1 
Convocation. Remember to pick up your 
attendance cards. 


UNIVERSITY LADIES are invited to a 
Sunday brunch on November 4 at 10:00a in 
the CoUegedale Church Fellowship Hall. Dr. 
Joanne Dawdson is the speaker. Her topic is 
'Toung Women Like Me." There is a $3 
charge. If you wish to attend, please register 
using the sign up sheets in the residence 

BENEFIT CONCERT: Walter Arties and 
Myrna Mattliews-Haynes are the featured 
performers at the CoUegedale Church tor a 
benefit concert from 3:30 to 5p on Sabbath. 
Nov. 3, to raise money for several of 
Coilegedale's Cambodia outreach mission 
projects. Jimmy and Pam Rhodes, Larry 
Blackwell and Susan Miller will join Walter 
and Myrna. Admission is free, but an offering 
wilt be taken. For more information about the 
Cambodia outreach, visit 

FRESHMAN: Tlie CoUegedale SDA 
Church will be treating freshmen to a 
Favorite Food Feed on Sunday, November 4 
at 5:30p at the Church. Pick up free ti'ckets at 
the Campus Ministry's office. 

SOUTHERN REVUE: A talent show tiiat 
will feature alumni and current students, 
This event will take place Saturday, October 
27 at 8p in the gym. All are welcome to 

CONVOCATIONS; Convocation cards will 
be given out until Itie church clock stops 
chiming at 11a. Check current c 
record at: 



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Test Date: 12/03/01 


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Test Date: 01/14/02 


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Thursday, October 25, 



Hickman strikes back at York 

Jason Ileto 

A note from Rob York, humor t 
n: Very funny, Jason. I will print 
his, not because it makesyoufeel bet- 
?r. but because you're my cousin and 
want to be invited to Christmas din- 
\et Your t 

I might get a talk from the wise 
old owl from Fenton Forest for writ- 
ing this but it must be said. On 
October 11. 2001, my fellow 
Hickmanites were attacked by the 
evil one: Rob York. Hickman will 
not sit still and let these attacks con- 
tinue. The cult of Rob is jealous 
because the people of Hickman con- 
tribute so much to the worid. Only a 
few people really care about art and 
English; just look at the slate of 
affairs of the English language 
these days. Yet moat Americans 
have a love affair with science and 
technology. The predecessors of 
the people of Hickman invented 
cars. '\y, videogames and phones. 

To Die peopli- of lirock I give this 
ultimatum: 1 demiind Rob York. He 
will nni KiJ uiipiinishftl for his 
iTiiiii's. I |irn|»isr that Ihe school 
tiirrcMilly riinill him in my 
Ailvaturd (jiLiniuTii Mechanics 11 
LJasH next lii-uitsler. If you continue 
:; and sheller the evil 

you toil will \iv punished. Keep this 
in mind: this is not an attack on the 
people of Brock, only on the sick 
ones who decide to shelter evil 
despots like Rob York. The people 
of Hickman love the people of 
Brock (I especially like female art 

To the people of Hickman I give 
my encouragement. These are 
uncertain times, but we must have 
resolve. If an all-out ground war 
spills out on this campus we must 
be strong. Do not fear. Oi 

major crafted potato guns ; 
than a match for their paintbrushes. 
Our chemistry major crafted super 
acids are more than a match for 
their poetry. Our biology majors 
have scalpels and aren't afraid to 
use them. Our computer majors 
have already infiltrated the graphics 
lab in Brock and have disrupted 
their communications. And our 
math majors have already calculat- 
ed the probability of our success: 
100 percent. 

I have already talked to the 
neighbors of Brock. The people of 
the music building have agreed to 
let us use their building as a staging 
point should there be a ground 
assault, but the people of the reli- 
gion building have been hesitant 
and wish for a more peaceful solu- 

Fellow Hickmanites. justice will 
be done. Rob York cannot hide for- 
ever and when 1 find him 1 will right- 
ly punish him for the things he said 
about us. Last year, Rob was known 
as the "please don't hurt me" guy. I 
promise you, he will be begging 

]ason Ileto, junior physics major,- 
loves Rob York to death. ..yes, to his 
death. His sarcasm is equaled if not 

. He hopes that we can all 

Finding my (mom's) 
dream job for me 

10 liouse ami slicUcr the evil one, |,j strong. Do not fear. Our physics j^igei along. 

Education you don't get in school 

n_„„,- M-vwc condition of their hair or whatever, them. Sorry fellas, bu 

Dennis Mayne 

Hiis is a link- different from my 
usual humor column. Some people 
don't like my more serious works. 
Maybe that's because you actually 
have to use your brain. 

I received part of my educaiimi 
outside of the classroom oof 
Sabbatli afternoon. A big group of 
people went hiking at^the Ococc 
River. 1 didn't drive, and 1 found 
myself in a Honda witll five, counl 
'em, five girls. Tlie tilings I leanud 
tliat day put all my studies on tlir 
back burner. 

1 asked a lot of questions. I waul- 
ed to learn all I could about ttiis gen- 
der. I asked the questions I always 
wanted answers to. 1 asked ques- 
tions you find in tlie good parts of 
Men 's Health. I could ask other guys 
tliese questions about women, but 
honestly, do we know anything? 

I learned thai we are wired com- 
pletely differently. Aiound 5 p.m.. 
ask me how my day was and I'll say, 
"OK," and llial's it. Tlial's communi- 
cation. Not so with women. No won- 
der they get frustrated witli us, It's 
not because we're right or Uiey're 
wrong, it's just because we're differ- 
ent. Diversity isn't just comparing 
people from different countries. 

We stopped by the Walfle House 
after hiking (yes, it was after sun- 
set), and they continued my educa- 
tion. This wasn't a date, mind you, 
or Cinemax. They weren't con- 
cerned with trivial things, like the 

condition of their hair or whatever. 
They were just comfortable. 
Remember, I was outnumbered 5 to 
1, so they could have easily taken 
me out in a flurry of fingernails, 
leclh and various cal sounds. 

nis Mayne \ 
ir_l - -^ ^ 

I kept asking questions. Wiy 
should I stop? How many dmes in a 
man's life does he come across such 
a golden opporlimily? I would ask 
things like, " are some things 
you women wish us guys knew?" 
Wow, Uiey hardly needed any time 
to think. As luck would have it, I did- 
n't have anything to write with. Oh. 
what 1 would have given for just a 
pencil stub and a scrap of paper. 

After the bombardment of infor- 
mation. 1 started agreeing with 

them. Sorry fellas, but they made a 
pretty good case. 1 was sitting there 
eating my hash brovms and eggs, 
listening to them talk about girl 
stuff. For one night, I was that guy. 
You know what I'm talking about. 
That guy that only hangs out with 
giris. Yeah, now you know. 

Shift of scenery to potluck at the 
Korean Church. I'm at i table with 
some ftiends when the president 
and vice president of my fan clutj — 
3 members and going strong — 
(Well... two, not counting my moth- 
er) Melissa Martin and Carios 
Martinez come and sit down at the 
table. I propose the same question. 
Wliat are some things women wish 
us guys knew? Bam! Bombardment 
of information. Again, an average of 
1.4 seconds of thought processing. 
Remember I said tliat us guys 
know nothing about women? Well, I 
take that back, Carlos is the man. I 
take my hat off to you. muchacho. 

He said very simply, "Us men 
are stupid. Period. The way women 
act stupid is that they sometimes 
forget that we are stupid in the first 
place. We're not good at guessing 
what they want. You know why? 
Exactly. We're stupid." How pro- 
found indeed, my friend. 

Even wth the stuff I was told. I 
didn't even scratch the surface of 
the plethora of inlormation the 
ladies are holding out on us. 

And one more thing, if you think 
I'm sharing my information, think 
again, suckers! 

Rob York 

Humor E omjn 

'what was the first 
ever wanted? Was it something 
unrealistic, Uke being a rock star, or 
was it something any idiot can get 
hired for, like president? 

I can remember my first dream 
job. I remember telling Mom how 1 
was going to be an outfielder for the 
St Louis Cardinals. Mom, being the 
nice pereon that she is. said that I 
couldn't because I'm a Seventh-day 
Adventist and some baseball games 
are on Saturday. Mom, of course, 
was being gentle. Had she been 
telling me the truth, she wouldVe 
said, "Rob, you can't play pro base- 
ball because you're not an athlete. 
You're slightly buiU and easily 
injured. Your coordination will often 
fail you in your teenage years, and 
chasing girls will be difficult for you 
because most of them will be faster 
than you. 

That sure would've been tough 
for a 7-year-oId to handle. Anyway, I 
decided that I wanted to be a pale- 
ontologist. I went around saying it 
to all the grown ups, and finally, 
when one of them asked, "Why do 
you want to study dinosaurs?" I 
probably said, "Paleontologists 

study dinosaurs? I just liked the 

name. Sounds masculine." 

Studying dinosaurs is the job 

After taking general biology dur 
ing my fi-eshman year. I found that 
my talents lie elsewhere. 

Had I continued down that path 
I would probably have graduated 
after eight years with a GPA of 2.32 
but heck, I'd have a biology degree 
and there would be a huge demand 
for me at Burger King. 

Studying for hours at a time for a 
biology test and getting a C+ was 
hard to take, especially since there 
were others in the class complaiit 
ing that they'd stacked off and got- 
ten an A-. Not that this has made me 

much appeal to boys, 
second only to actually being a 
dinosaur. Think about it: no school, 
no work and no scientist has ever 
proven that vespers dates were part 
of the mating rituals. Being a car- 
nivorous dinosaur is even better 
because then you get that empow- 
ering feeling that comes from 
devouring lower life forms. WTiat, 
you don't understand what I mean? 
Oh, right, most of you are vegetari- 

I gave up on being a paleontolo- 
gist because Mom had another talk 
with me and told me that there was 
no money in it. Mom told me that 
pharmacy was an option, "They 
make good money right out of 
school," she said. "What's the most 
adventurous thing about their job?" 
I asked. There won't be any real 
danger, but after spending all those 
hours in a lab, you might suspect 
that the penicillin is out to get you," 
she said. 

resent science majors or anythin. 
I decided to go to Southern tlie 
next year, and I decided to find a 
new major. I new I was good a 
English, but 1 had no desire b 
teach. I have as much patience for I 
kids as Ellen White had for bicyds 
So I went through a complicated 
process of deciding what to major 

1) I went to ViewSouthern, 

ers from different majors, 

3) Mom saw the journalism iD». 

4) Mom said, Try Uiis one, 

5) So I did. . I 

It hasn't been an easy dE«2 
but I think I've found my caM 

and you can only do that by 100^ I 
out for yourself. At least diats*! j 

Mom tells me. 

Unbelievable. MYo'fsi»"'J,\ 
been nothing but great to "JIJ 
commumcatians major, ant | 
the thanks she gets?! 

Stop surfing worthless sites. 
Read the ACCENT online- 

Istudents can get free counseling Page 2 



Talge Hall to expand Page 3 

The Southern Accent • 

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Volume .57, Issue J 

Southern prepares for accreditation renewals 

Dfgt H,ibcock prepares for Southern's accrcditat 
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

1 by An professor Frank Mirande chats with Tareica Lewis juni 

animation major, and Brina Crarey, iophomore characicr a 

Southern faces evaluation for accredita- 
tion renewal from four different organiza- 
tions in the coming year. The Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) 
will accredit the university as a whole, the 
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher 
Education (NCATE) will work together with 
Tennebsees Department of Education to 
evaluate Southern's teacher training pro- 
grams and the Adventist accreditation team 
will focus on religious training, said George 
Babcock vice president for academic admin- 

SouthLrn^i administration is taking steps 
make sure all accreditation criteria are 
t A committee of tlie school's staff has 
I en workmg on a self-study for more than a 
u- evOuatmg SouUiern's level of compli- 
ince with more than 450 accreditation stan- 
dards published by SACS, Babcock said. 
Southern will dien send tlie self-study to 
SACS in idvance of the campus visit, he said. 
rhtresalotofhard workin making sure 
things irt the way they should be. I view the 

Skk Sacs. p. : 

Southern's master plan 
Ito change campus layout 

Pre-registration eliminated 

Southern's strategic planning committee 
tecently released details on tlie newly 
pesigned master physical plan. 

TTiismaster physical plancontainsthe pro- 

ed layout of Southern's campus over the 

^ 20 years to 30 years. 

"Hie plan caUs for the construction of many 
arge buildings, which would change the face 
>Jf the campus. 

According to the plan, the new buildings 
proposed over the next 20 years include a 
wellness center, a new conference center and 
Mitions to both Talge Hall and Thatcher 
nail A new performing arts center would be 
ul<? last building constructed. 

The construction will probably not affect 
mrrent students and staff because the plan 
«'ould take at least 20 years to complete. 

In a separate proposal, President Gordon 
"leu said that Southern is facing a larger and 

more eminent crisis involving departmental 

The Schools of Business, Computing, 
Nursing, and Religion are growing out of 
their office spaces. The School of Visual Art 
and Design is currently located in four sepa- 
rate buildings, including one that is not suited 
to its needs. 

According to President Bietz, a "domino 
effect" of moves that would affect current shJ- 
dents and staff need to be made on campus as 
soon as possible. 

First, die School of Religion would move 
to the renovated Hackman Hall. 

Next, the Schools of English and Modern 
Languages would move to the vacated Miller 
Hall. ,. 

Then the School of Business would 
expand into the vacated portion of Brock 
Hall's third floor 

Si;e New Plan, p. 2 

Registration for winter classes will begin 
Monday, Nov 5. The records and advisement 
office has announced that this year, for the 
first time ever. Southern shjdents will not 
have to preregister for the winter semester. 

No pre-registration means tliat students 
will not have to obtain a registration pass this 
year, or come to the gym to finalize their 
classes on Monday, Jan. 7, after break, 
histead, shidents may simply show up for 
class on Tuesday, Jan. 8, allotting some a 
longer break. 

"1 think sUidents will be very pleasetl with 
how quickly this will progress," said Joni Zier, 
director of records and advisement 

According to Stacey Cunningham, sopho- 
more accounting major, Zier was right. "I 
Uiink that's great," Cunningham said, "rhe 
longer my Christmas break is. the better." 

Zier attributed the changes in the registra- 
tion process to changes in Student Finance's 
procedures earlier this year. Previously, 
Shident Finance would allow students to have 


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outstanding balances until the end of the 
semester. Then, when exam and registration 
passes were issued, some students weren't 
eligible because of their debt. 

This year, however, students financial sta- 
tus is monitored monthly, eliminating the 
need for registration passes. 

"(There is) no reason to hold up 1,900 
(shidents) for 15 who might owe fines in the 
dormitory," Zier said. 

"We're helping students take care of their 
bill month to month," Marc Grundy, director 
of Student Finance, said. The majority of the 
students will have a seamless process. (For) 
those that do need help, we will have more 
lime for them." 

Also, since teachers' rosters can show that 
students are here. Zier said the finalization 
process on the Monday after break was 
unnecessary. This means that students must 
do one of the following: 

• Be present for all their classes on 
Tuesday, Jan. 8, and Wednesday. Jan. 9. 

• Give their teachers proper notice if 

Sep Cuvsses, p, 3 

No man will make a great leader 
who wants to do it all himself, or 
to get all the credit for doing it 

-Andrew Came^e 

Thursday, November i 



2 The Sou thern AucbN i 

Free counseling offered Battleofthe^rvedpumpk^ 

to Southern students 

Christiane Leui 

Nbvs Repokit^r 

The School of Education and 
Psychology is offering free counsel- 
ing sessions to Southern students 
and community residents. Masters 
students from the counseling pro- 
gram provide the service as part of 
their practicum. 

They do very good work and 
are very well appreciated hy their 
clients," said Leona Gulley, profes- 
sor of education and psychology. 

Terry Hooper, graduate mar- 
riage and family counseling major, 
isoneofthestudentcounselors. He 
decided to major in psychology 
because he wanted to help individu- 
als discover a happy life through 
God's plan for them. 

"I came from a family situation 
that was not ideal and 1 learned pat- 
terns of behavior and poor logic that 
adversely affected my life." Hooper 
said, Hooper added that working 
through his own issues helped him 
notice people with similar problems 
and gave him an "inside edge" in 
helping them, 

The psychology faculty have also 
helped Hooper understand his 
clients better. "Their acceptance of 
clients as unique individuals is a 
great model for us. Tliey teach us 
■} enhance client dignity," Hooper 


denlial, and no one has access to 
information," Gulley said. Only the 
counselor and a counseling faculty 

member sit in with the client. 

However, feelings towards coun- 
seling can be apprehensive. 

"Everybody is a bit nervous 
about taking that first step to get 
treatmenC Hooper said. Hooper 
said that people are nervous 
because they are scared by their 
seemingly out-of-control life and 
because they are apprehensive 
about telling the counselor things 
that they might not even tell a best 

Once the first step is taken, 
counseling can provide a step up for 
those who need it 

"Everything happens for a rea- 
son." Hooper said. "How genuine is 
a person's life that has never been 

According to Gulley. the School 
of Education and Psychology has 
been offering this service since the 
counseling program was estab- 
lished more than four years ago. 
The counseling previously took 
place at the Samaritan Center but 
was moved to Summerour Hall last 

Anyone interesled in counseling 
can contact Dora Clarke-Pine, asso- 
ciate professor in the School of 
Education and P^chology. at 2647 
or Leona Gulley at 2960. 

Counseling sessions are usually 
offered in the evening, but the times 
are flexible. 

Ariel Chdders ^^on the pumpkin t 
the Collegedale Credit Union wii 

New piaNfromm 

The second set of "dominoes" 
would involve the construction of a 
new metal building where the 
Angelica building currently stands 
for the School of Visual Arts and 

The School of Computing would 
then make the trip across campus 
from the first floor of Hickman 
Science Center to Brock Hall's 
vacated second floor. 

Finally, the School of Nursing 
would expand out of Herin Hall to 
include the first floor of Hickman 
Science Center. 

In a recent interview with the 
Accent. Bietz was asked if more 
parking on campus, which students 
are asking for, should also be 
addressed in the proposal. 

Bietz explained that in the long- 

.ntest at Catherine Louis and Amberley Howe pose with then 

)0 pumpkins at the Promenade Party last Thursda> 

term plan there will be a parking universities Students should viat i 

ramp near the gym but there is no the University of Tennessee m I 

real need tor new parbng now Knoxville and trv I " 

There are currently enough where to park there " 
spaces for all students to park on 
campub Bietz 

i Master Plan includes building a performmj | 
r directly across from Wright Hall. 

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accreditation process as a very pos- 
itive one because we look at every 
little thing we're doing. In spite of 
the fact that it's a pain in the neck, 
it's very helpful. No one's running 
scared, because we have a very 
good program." Babcock said. 

"There is an area that has caused 
us a little problem." Babcock said. 
"Nothing serious, but if we did noth- 
ing about it, it would become seri- 
ous." Several of the technical pro- 
grams are too new to find teachers 
with master's degrees as required 
by SACS. Babcock said. 

An example of this type of prob- 
lem can be found in the School of 
Visual Art and Design. There is no 
doctoral degree in art, so a master 
of arts is equal to a doctorate, 
Babcock said. A typical master's 
degree requires 34 semester hours 
of classes, but an art master's 
requires 94 hours, he said. 

"SACS is very inflexible. They 
don't make any adjustments. They 
are requiring a higher standard for 
art than the others, which doesn't 
seem fair." Babcock said. Southern 
has solved the problem by hiring 
competent teachers without mas- 
ter's degrees and then sending 
them to school. Babcock said. 

Members of the accreditation 
teams will be very visible to stu- 
dents during the three to four days 
they will be on campus in the 

spring, Babcock said. They will sit 
in classes, interview teachers, close- 
ly examine paperwork, audit finan- 
cial records and even interview stu- 
dents. "It is an extremely thorough 
checking." Babcock said. 

SACS is an independent regional 
accrediting agency approved by the 
Secretary of Education and com- 
posed of representatives from 
schools throughout the South. 
Babcock said. Schools are reevalu- 
ated once every ten years, he said. 
SACS accredits eleven states: 
Alabama. Florida. Georgia, 
Kentucky. Louisiana, Mississippi, 
North Carolina. South Carolina, 
Tennessee. Texas and Virginia. 

NCATE accredits teacher train- 
ing programs every five years. 
That is a very, very powerful 
accreditation organization. In feet, it 
really cafls the shots," Babcock 
said. NCATE affects the School of 
Education, but it also affects 
teacher certification programs in 
other departments, Babcock said. 
"There are 11 departments who will 
be inspected this spring when 
NCATE visits." 

The Tennessee Department of 
Education is a separate accredita- 
tion, but because Tennessee has 
adopted NCATE's standards, the 
two teams work together, Babcock 
said. State accreditation also focus- 
es on teacher training, he said. 

"Teacher education is the big 
political football. If we were to lose 
state approval to offer teacher tinn- 

ing, no student, no matter v,lisl 
their major, could get stuWl 
loans." Babcock said. ^ F 

Five years ago, Southern! L 
NCATE and Department iW 
Education scores were higher Ihai 
any other college in Tennessai 
including Vanderbilt, Babcock aii| 
Now Babcock serves on flieeditf I 
tion advisory council to the go^l 
nor of Tennessee, one o^ ''"Jilll 
representatives from private edoai 
tion. His position on the cound 'I 
direct result of Southern^s^^^| 
scores during the r~"" ' 
renewal. ,rrredia*<| 

Denominational ^'^'^'^^ j J 
builds on the "Criteria cover I 
other organizations ^^['^A 
activities on campus. Babcod^l 
The School of Religion will « J 
fully evaluated and even o"^" 
ministry programs will 
ined, he said. Qoutha^l 

The work to ensure So" J 
success on aU the evaluations^ 
to the financial strain. Be ^ ^ 
tation expenses can crea 
tension, Babcock smd. "^ 
bit nerve-wracking." 

Southern has been ac 
Nvith SACS since W^u -"^ 
records on accred.tat.on 
tions indicate no reaf ' , 
chance that we wu 

Thursday, November 1, 2001 

Ne w additio n planned for Talge Hall Gore assures U S victory 

NpreEEKimK ally grows at the national rate. 

~~mho\ish there are 90 empty Southern's rate of growth, the i 

beds in the residence halls, plans ""^^ "^ outgrow itself 

are underway to build a new addi- '"^- B")™" said. 

„ 1 Talge Hall. The project will be completed in 

An architect is currently work- •™° P^^^^s, Bidwell said. First, a 

ing on construction plans for the ^''™° ^tl Sr^t floor will be con- 

jnst-under S6 million addition to ^'^'^'f'' ™d finished. During phase 

Talge, said Dale Bidwell, vice presi- °"'^' "l^ sfructure of the second and 

It offinandal administration. The JJ^" "oors will be completed, but 

building-saving atoiost one million 

doUars in interest on a lO-year loan Cadv V«n DoisoN Gore said. 

™- Gordon Bietz, university presi- Statf REpona "Anyone who didn't respect 

two dent, and Bidwell have both Former Vice President Al Gore '"'^'^^ "' fireflghters s 

plan calls for the extension to be 
built adjacent to the current east 

Though the resident halls do 
have extra beds, they aren't expect- 
ed to become a trend. 

Right now, empty rooms are a 
result of the near-completion of 
Southern Village and more students 
finding off-campus housing, said 

approached the Southern Union assured Chattanooga Democrats ''^ ™''- ""^o" ""^ terrorists were 

and Its afffliated conferences in ^at the United States will gain vie- "^"^ """S' ""'' firefighters and 

hopes of raising money for this '»ry over Osama bin Laden's Al """^ officers were giving up 

project l,Vhen asked if they'd been Qaeda network during a poUtical '^'''^" 

successful, Bidwell replied, 'TVell, fundraiser Tuesday night at the ■'''^°" Belyeu, senior religious 

we haven't been hjmed down yet" Chatlanoogan Conference Center education major, who led the pledge 

At a breakfast meeting Oct 1, "It's crucial to put politics on the ' " 

Biet2 and Bidwell met with the pres- back burner and concentrate on 

The Ulterior of theremaimn7flnn,i q .!,'* "??■ '^^"^'^^'^'^ of the what binds us together," Gore said. 

-"•" -- be finished S tTspace^ ^tl™ 7" '"'' "" ''"'"""'' ^■'"J'"' "' ''™<"="'^' ^'" <^' 

. Once entirelv fi^ hed" ' °„^^1, «ZT % """'""^ "eVe here as Americans." 

project. At that dme, Bietz and ^e terrorist attacks on 

Bidwell suggested a giving plan for September U challenged ^'' ^^^^- They kind of stereotype 

each conference based on its tithe Americans to think more clearly, ^ ^^ *'^ evening helped 

Southern wiU wait until phase two 
before completing the interiors. 

needed. Once entirely finished, 
new building will add 260 additional 

of allegiai 
Gore's speech exceeded his expec- 

"I was really wowed by him." he 
said. "After seeing him in person, I 
don't think the media gives him a 

Administration hopes to 
licensed Southern employee 
general contractor to build the 

Dennis Negron. associate dean of ?'^™ ^^ ^^P'^ sulwontracti 
len ^^ *"^ specific work such as mas. 

According to BidweU. Southern '^' fJ^'^^f ^ ^^ plumbing. 

plans for a 1.5 percent enrollment 
increase each year. Though this 
increase is 0.8 percent behind the 
national average of 2.3 percent for 
yearly growth among institutions of 

'Ifs all going to 
money," Negron said. 

The university will 
ground until at least half of the 
money is raised. Bidwell wants to 
have all the money in-hand before 

intake. Though the conferences and 
union have not made a firm com- 
mitment, there is full support for 
the plan to build, Bidwell said. 

Bidwell reported that there are 

no current plans to build onto 

down to Thatcher Hall. Instead, once the 

new wing of Talge Hall is buUt men 

break living in Thatcher South will be 

moved back to Talge Hall. 

him differently." 

Southern increases 
awareness in public 

Southern sponsors shoebox program 

page article published in the Times 
Free Press last November. 

The article, written by Flessner, 
report on an economic impact 

the second consecutive year, stu- 
dents and faculty at Southern will 
be participating in Operation 

Chrisbnas Child, a shoebox distri- ^ ^„ 

bution project for underprivileged Christmas Child. 

Community participation 

In an effort to encourage more 
community participation, Southern 
is joining forces with Life Care 
Center of Collegedale. a long-time 
participant in Operation 


Suggested items to include are 
colored socks, coloring books and 
crayons, stuffed animals, flashUght 
and extra batteries, hard candy and 

children around the world. This 
year, however, the university will be 
making some changes to the cam- 
At tile conclusion of last year's 

campaign, options were discussed „. ,„ ^ , 

for improving the level of participa- said Garrett Nudd 

_ both the student and tiie tant director of pubLc rela 

fommunity levels. tions at Soutiiern and proj 

g ect representative from the 

Student participation university. 

'TVe were looking for a 
way to get the greater 
Collegedale community 
involved and life Care was 
gracious enough to allow 

to partner with them " 

raging participation 

Life Care has been 

student level, the SA has agreed community leadei — — . 
to ^financially award each student project for several years 
" organization on campus $2 Last year Life Care Center 
for each toy-filled shoebox collected 
■n the name of a particular club or 

Club and organization leaders 

't last week and discussed plans 
J making tills year's Operation 
"hnstmas Child campaign a suc- 


of Collegedale collected 
more tiian 1.800 toy filled 

Community member's 
can drop off their shoebox 
es at Wright Hall or Life 
Care Center of Collegedale 
anytime before November 

e tiiink this project presents 

ositive option for club and organi- and Samaritan's Purse Itb i 

bon hindraising," said Brandon 
^g Christinas to children around 
world while at tiie same time 
elping their favorite clubs on cam- 

organization that 

The club 

fi n!. ^^.'"^'t'toy-fiJled shoebox- 
their regis- 

) collect gift-wrapped shoeboxes 
filled with children s toys and dis- 
hibute them around the worid to 
children in war-torn and poverty- 
stricken countries, making it possi- 
ble for even the most unfortunate 

Items not to include are toy sol- 
diers guns, knives, war toys, break- 
ables and perishable food items. 

One of the most important items 
to include is a self-photo. No matter 
what you look like, the child who 
receives your box will treasure your 

A recent trend in media cover- 
age suggests that Southern's sb^te- . 

gy to heighten public awareness of ^^^^ ^^' ^^""^^^ Soutiiern 
the university, in combination wiUi '"^■'°'" ^"^(^'aJ contiibutor " 
current events, could be paying off. 

In the past, as a private universi- 
ty secluded from tiie mainsh-eam 
public by a few hills and curves in 
the road, Southern has had to take 
an offensive position in its quest for 
a larger community presence, 

However, in tiie last few months 
Southern has been in the media 
more than usual. This semester 
alone the university has been cited 
more than 15 times in local newspa- 
pers and television newscasts. 

"In the sbc years I have taught at 
Southern, I have not seen a fall this 
saturated with big news on 
Collegedale and the university," 
said Stephen Ruf, assistant profes- 
sor of journalism. 

There are several possible expla- 
nations for this increased interest 
from the media, said Dave Flessner, 
business editor for the Chattanooga 
Times Free Press. 

• TTie uniqueness of recent 
events, such as officer Donald 
Bond's funeral and Sen. Fred 
Thompson's speech on campus, 
helped to direct media attention to 

• Southern's enrollment has 
increased steadily in the last few 
years, and statistically, larger 
schools get more news coverage, 

• Recognizable projects sup- 
ported or funded by the university 
have stimulated a better public 
image and higher profile in the com- 


Greater Chattanooga a 

Others agree with Nudd's opin- 
ion. The economic impact study 
has done a great deal to heighten 
awareness [of this organization)," 
said David Burghart, vice president 
of advancement 

Flessner said Uiat many people 
were surprised by the shidy results, 
and may now have "a more favor- 
able impression and a greater 
awareness of Southern." 

Being recognized as a communi- 
ty leader is something Soutiiem's 
adminisfration has aimed for. The 
advancement office, along with pub- 
lic relations, "has been making a 
concerted effort to strengthen 
Southern's relationships with busi- 
nesses and individuals in tiie com- 
munity." Burghart said. 

Southern's higher profile can 
also be attributed to its two-year rov- 
ing billboard campaign in the 
Chattanooga area, Uie promotional 
display at the Chattanooga 
Metropolitan Airport and 
SouUiern's faculty's increased per- 
sonal involvement in local commu- 
nity clubs. 

"I tiiink people used to tiiink we 
were just a 'small Bible school over 
there," but they're finding out that 
we're much more than that." said 
Rob Howell, director of public rela- 

Flessner also said that the gen- 
eral attitude regarding the universi- 
ty is definitely changing. People and 
the media are not only talking more 

child to experience the miracle of ^'^fZ^^f^'H'^Zl^Z 

Christmas. Last year alone, 
than 3 million shoeboxes we 
tributed worldvride. 

Garrett Nudd. assistant director l . c .l n -j 

, ... , ^ LI- .L i.u about Southern, Flessner said, 
of public relations, believes that the 
noticeable change in news coverage 
could be an indirect result of a front- 


'oii ieadei 


'^liay. Nov ^ 

r.l!!^^ membership wiU 
" ^xtra SlOO. 

■OD^H^'«u^'^°^^°'^^^ ^^o"^** *^e How to participate 

.nl?:, °^*^^l^*'0''organiza- Participating is simple. Fill a 

\v'- ^l ^^ P"*'^'^ relations shoebox witii toys. Shoeboxes 

Jo ifi ^^ ^^ ^^ P'™- *^" ^^0"'^ ^^ designated for gender 

/^' ^- ^ note should be and approximate age (use label on 

^ach box indicating which reverse of brochure). Boxes can be 

get credit for tiie box wrapped (lid separately) but it is not 

out there cares about them. ^^__^^—— ^ 

Brochures describing the proj- ^L^SS FROM P.l 

ect are available around campus. ^^_^^^_^^^^ 

The brochures contain further 

information, however, tiie request- 
ed $5 donation to cover mailing is 

not required. It is simply optional. 
For more information on 

Operation Christinas Child, contact 

Garrett Nudd at 423.238.2840 or 

they will miss those first classes. 
Students can also e-mail Zier at by 5 p.m. 

Thursday, Jan, 3 to avoid a $100 

withdrawal fee. 

Students can add or drop classes 

for the winter semester any time 

before leaving for Christmas vaca- 

Also. the gym will still be open 
on Monday. Jan, 17, for new student 
registration and add/drops. Zier 
said that due to the high number of 
students with add/drops this 
semester, the gym will be open for 
add/drops only on Monday. Jan. 17. 

Does Christian music 
cross the secular hne? 

with Christian overtones, had songs 

featured on the "Scream 3" horror ^^ jomES 

"Untitled" by 
The Benjamin Gate 

I remember a time when Steven Where's the line? Is there a line? 
Curtis Chapman's "Lord of^the should there be a line? 

' " ' I was recently introduced to the 

bands Pillar. Skillet and P.O.D. All 

Dance" was "too provocative," dc 
Talk's "Jesus Freak" was scan- 
dalous, and Jars of Clay was "just 
plain weird." 

Ah, the good ol' days. 

Ever since the creation of the 
contemporary Christian genre, 
there has been a heated debate 
about what constitutes good 
Christian music. My seventh grade 
teacher had a very strong disposi- 
tion against any sort of rhythmic 
beat. "Drums have no place in wor- 
ship music." he said. 

My eighth grade class teacher 
was fairly liberal and enjoyed all 
types of music, but when it came to 
Christian music my teacher wasn't 
sure about "those electric guitars." 

Is there a line that Christian 
music should not cross? Should 
arlisls shive to be different from 
the world, setting an example by 
how they sound, look and act? 
Should they perhaps embrace the 
world's music in hopes to attract tlie 

In academy I was introduced to 
many groups associated with 
Christian music, including Carmen, 
Rich Mullins. Steven Curtis 
Chapman. Audio Adrenaline, Jars of 
Clay, dc Talk, Michael W. Smith. 
Tlie W's and tlie Newsboys. 

Some of the music I liked, some 
of it I didn't. Some of it my parents 
liked, some of it tliey didn't. 

My parents held the stimce that 
there should be a very bold line 
between Christian music and secu- 
lar music. I've always believed that 
the line between the two music 
worlds should be a little bit finer. 
Now il seems Christian music is liv- 
1 tliat very line, if 


The past year has introduced a 
great taste of what South Africa has 
to offer musiullv The Benjamin 

three can be found in Christian 

Pillar has been said to have a 
sound similar to Creed, though I 
find Creed's lyrics easier to under- 
stand than Pillar's. 

Should the Gospel be screamed 
out in fits of temper and rage? 
Should we need the printed lyrics in 
front of us to receive a blessing 
from the music? 

Skillet was recently interviewed The B. 
on Trinity Broadcasting Network, "ra- 
and I just stared at them, wondering Adi 
why they were trying to look like 

last year with their 

ntitled." This group 

is led by the 19-year old redhead, 

This South African quintet has 
been turning heads since they 
exploded onto the Christian music 

with this album than the last." 
admitted the lead singer, "but we've 
got to be. ya' know?" 

When they played a clip of one of 
their newest songs, there was only a 
single reference to Jesus and it was 
in their first line. After that, the 
song sunk into adolescent rage and 

"If you're on fire for Christ and 
like tlie sound of Limp Bizkit, you'll 
love P.O.D,," I read in a Christian 
music catalog. P.O.D. has enjoyed a 
sudden surge in popularity. TTieir Natasha Hildebran 

First, let's talk about the sound of 
The Benjamin Gate. If I were to 
describe it in one word, it would 
have to be "raw." They are a fusion 

of rock and techno similar to 
Depeche Mode. But if s definitely 
not American rock. It has a 
European rock sound that is hard to 

Adnenne Lesching is an incredi- 
ble vocalist If you could combine 
the talents of Delores O'Rlordan 
from the Cranberries, Alanis 
Monssette and Sarah McLachlan 
you would have the strength full 
ness and sweetness of I lesthme 
Though shes only 1^ \f"ii 
old she has been able- i 
lead this group into anoUi i 

The second and most 
miportant aspect is the K n 
cal content of "Untitled " 
With The Benjamin Gate 
there is no room for confu 
sion. Their message is 
clear. It's precise its real 
It's so scriptural you can 
actually quote it word for 
word fi-om the Bible The 
track "How Long talkt, 
about the second commg of j 

Christ "How long can we 
wait/Will we wait for You to 
come/And lay ourselves down 
before You." Other songs. like "All 
Over Me " explore God's love. The 

■ meA'oiir I 

is/All over me/All over r 
love i; 

The second to last sonj 
project is "Hands". This c... ^ , 
"Jesus I feel You near meAW I 
hands giving life to my bodyAbur 
Spirit healing life to me." 

The Benjamin Gate promises |j 
become one of the most umovainf I 
and fresh groups to grace ui wiii 
theirmusiL ThePenjiminratpha 

/ith profound I)rics 
a much more aggressive sound tluii | 
most, but they balanced it out vA | 
their simple lyrics. Their lyrics an 
real and profound. 

Hildebran serves in Honduras 

song, "Alive." has been playing i 
stop on VHl. MTV and most radio 
stations. Lyrics include: "I feel so 
alive, for the very first time, there's 
no denying, I can't deny You!" 

P.O.D. is a bit harder Uian I pre- 
fer, and I found it disturbing that in 
their music video, the reference to 
God (if there ever was one) had 
^as p'oSrinto Ui^^^^^^^^ ^''^^ ""^f "'^ ^"^ a girtfriend. 

Guest Repohtck 

I've been in Honduras for more 
than three months now and the peo- 
ple are different, the culture is dif- 
ferent, the land is different and even 
the language 


So what happened to being i 
world but not of it? Has Christian 
music finally gone too far? Are 
bands only using the cover of 

,.v.^.a., „.....uu..u=vuK. ChrisUanity to produce music? 

of Clay. Is Uiis a sellout to ^'^!^ !f ^^ ""^ ^^*^ Christian 


Is this a bad tiling? 

The movies "Long Kiss 
Goodnight," "Hard Rain," and 
"Drive Me Crazy" all featured songs 
by Jai ■ ■ 

tlie world or a brilliant evangelistic 
crusade to attract tliose who enjoy 
violent action flicks? 

Creed, a secular hard rock band 


I think I 
can honestly 
say this is the 
best year of 
my life The 
to go out of 
the country 
for a year, 

I Hildebt„.. 

enjoy bfe, we 
all want to be loved, but most of all 
we all need Jesus Christ 

I'm afraid that people have a 
romanticized idea of being a student 
missionary. I think people think of 
us as super Christians or that we 
somehow become super Christians 
while we are away. But the simple 
fact is that we don't become that 
way by leaving the country for a 

God is God in the States just as 
much as He is here in Honduras or 
any other place in the worid. And 
people in the States need Jesus just 
as much as every other person in 
the world. Your mission is here and 
now. You are a missionary in the 
United States just as much as I am 


also the cen 
ter of atten 


Ssias do tn Bahia 

Puerto Ca&iiiia 
Puerto Cortds 

Tela 'LaCeiba 

^San Lorenzo pui 



Norih Pacinc 

The 1 

■al Am 

thing is that I "^ '° "onaura 

don't even think of myself as a mis- Honduras, and next year. 

sionary. Even here it is easy to get God may lead. My n^^^"^% 
preoccupied with other things Don't put off serving 

besides God. next year when you are 

Friends, don't think, "^ow, those missionary or when you ^^ '' 

student missionaries are so brave " your career. Ret"^"^''^'' . -o, 

We're the same as you. Temptations mission is always here ana 
are the same here as they are in the 
States (and sometimes worse). 

My mission is not simply this Wnte your student 

year while I'm in Honduras, my mis- friends. Contact "" 

sion was last year when I was at Ministries office. 
Southern, this year while I'm in 


Thursday, November 1, 2001 



The Southern Accent 5 


"Come Together" 




Students can share musical 
talents with "Premier" 

^Therfhi'7;i*"u°''ucu ^^^'- Sometimes they deliver a 

^^r ■ , ^ , , - Yo^Gorrtst"tob?'".f Southern gospel so Jd ofci:Li 

After snagging five Dove Awards '"^ ^'P/y-. '^ sure to be another spirituals, and other time^ th^v 

in 2001-prestigious awards pre- P'^^^ ^^ ^"^ar in sound to previ- threaten to overflow tSdr voS 

sented by the Gospel Music ?" h'TJ"?T\7T,'^^^ °^ ^th rocking guitars, but Powe^ 

Association for the best in Christian ^"^^ ^^ Take My Life, ht the vocals emphasize the praise theme 
music-TTiird Day has hammered ^^orus PoweU smgs with a beautiful -Worship is so mucT a D^of 

out twelve brand-new tracks for ["^""^"f' ^" ba<?kground. asking God who we are and what we do "Powell 

"Come Together." their fifth record- '° ^^°" ^^ ^our glory / Send said. "We consider most of our 

ing and their first full-length studio JO"™ Your presence / I want to see songs worship songs " 
release in about two years. h °„^;!f !i.'^_^Jl°l^ ""^ ?"^ ^1°^^ ( B"^ t^e^e are underlying themes 

besides worship. In their recording, 

With sounds similar ■ 

Your face / Show r 
I secular f^^^J^s^. shines about You f\ c 

bands Hootie and the Blov^sh and 
Pearl Jam, Third Day combmes an 
acoustic rock sound with a strong 
dose of worship-style Southern 
gospel. And with 
their proven for 
mula for success 
Third Day was not 
about to change 
their sound or 

^° W>^^"*^'"' ^r^-r. - "^ ^°^ ^°"'" ™d Day addresses 

With theu- song "Get On." Third the contusion and craziiess in the 

Day cranks up the bass a few deci world Tliey state that God is the 

bels and brings n a strong back only thmg they need I got You 

"Come Together 

"We approach 
all of our music 
from c 

Third Day 

five— like Paul 
wrote, "Whether 
you eat or drink or 
whatever you do, do it all for the 
glory of God,"' said Mac Powell, 
lead vocalist 

But Third Day has their work cut 
out to match the success of their 
previous recording, "Offerings: A 
Worship Album," which received 
Gold certification from the 
Recording Industry Association of 
America with sales of more than 
500,000. "Offerings" won a Dove 
award for Rock Album of the Year; 
in addition, the recording spent an 
amazing 15 full weeks at No. 1 on 
Christian and Rock radio charts. 

On "Come Together," Third Day 
opens with their title track, which 
focuses on the need for unity. With 
his gravel voice, Powell insists that 
. We need to come together / 'Cause 
m the end we can make it ahight / 

GiNQER Lowe 

News Reporter 

concert series called 
Premier is giving Southern students 
an opportunity to share their musi- 
cal talents. Premier is being orgah- 
ized by assistant chaplain Matt 

Tolbert said he received the idea 
for Premier after seeing how many 
gifted shidents want to share their 
musical talents. 

"Premier gives students an 
opportunity to celebrate their gifts 
from God." Tolbert said. 

Performers audition tiieir ideas for 
Tolbert before taking part in the 

Premier will feature a variety of 
music by creative songvmters and 
composers. The students" perform- 

ances will be recorded at each con- 
cert "Songs and poetry composi- 
tions will be selected for a CD avail- 
able at the Strawberry Festival (in 
April]" Tolbert said. 

Eight students participated in 
the first of the concerts on Oct 9. 
The next concert will be held in the 
fellowship hall of the CoUegedale 
Seventh-day Adventist Church 
Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. 

Any students desiring to share 
their ideas can contact Tolbert in 
the Campus Ministries office at 
2724. Tolbert encourages all stu- 
dents to participate in and support 
Premier. Premier concerts are held 
monthly on Tuesday nights. 
Campus Ministries will provide con- 
1 credit and hot chocolate. 

ground chorus. This song warns 
about bad influences and those that 
can bring us down and away from 
Christ "I'm working over time / To 
get away from slander / To stay 
away from lies / 1 won't listen to you 
criticize / Get on, get on, get on 
away from me," Powell sings in a 
manner upset at those that try to 
detain believers from God's will. 

Powell has a sfrong supporting 
cast that has not changed from their Awards 
first recording. Mark Lee and Brad Togethi 
Avery tune in on the guitar, Tai 
Anderson digs deep on the bass gui- 
tar, and David Carr keeps the 
rhythm steady on the drums. 

Thfrd Day uses a strange mix- 
ture for their musical success. Their 
music has a common theme, but 
each song has a unique sound and 

right now and ever after / And it 
doesn't even really matter / That 
I've got nothing else / 'Cause I got 

According to, 
Thfrd Day delivers a disc that both 
rock and worship fans can enjoy" 
No surprise — that sound is what 
Third Day has produced all along. 
And with Third Day continuing 
their praise and success, more Dove 
1 the horizon. "Come 
available on shelves 
Tuesday, November 6. This record- 
ing belongs in your collection. 

Listen to sounds dips of 'Comf 
Together^ at the Tliird Day Web site 
(www. thirdday. com). 

Church Schedule 



■"le Third 

9:00, 11:30 

Gordon Bietz 

"Red, Yellow. Black 


Ed Wright 



Jerry Arnold 
David Hakes 


Premier is a concert series 
tot-jily I'ocu.scil on the songwriters 
>md coniposcTs livinj;^ on campus 
and artendin^ our, school. 
Convocation avdit will he giwn. 

If you would like to bliare your gift, contact 
Matt Tolbert ia the Campus Miiiisties office at 23^ 


Hamilton Com 


^™age Cliapel 

8:55, 1 1:25 Mil<e Pettengili "The Work of the Holy Spirit 5 -- BapSsi 

11:30 Marli Bresee Unknown 

9:00, 1 1:30 Don Getts's The CaU of the SmallJ 

11:00 Loren Zislaunet Unlolown 

Don't like ink on your hands? 
Read the Accent online. 

Thursday, November i 


WaS^igh^i^d^essentidhrpi^n^^ sickness 

vention is while washing >our 

" hands after using the restronm A 

1? majonty of the population though 

What IS the best prevention of ^^^^ „„, ^^^^^ the necessity of 

the common colli' ,„„„i,,„„ hands 

influenza and 

•Washing gi-rms away is the best 
prevention of disease " said Sylvia 
Hyde direc 

washing their hands 
According to CNN < 

"We need to create a culture 
where hand washing is the thing to 
do If we can just wash our hands 
we will have an unpact on some of 
the most common problems as well 
as some of the most senous health 
problems we late said Dr lulic 
Gerberdmt du I i I h ^P'"' 

(In not wash your hands frtriucntlyj 
ynu pick up gcims from other 
sources and then you infect yourself 
when you touch your eyes, nose, or 

'rlie most crucial time for pre- 

country to 

ask them 

whether or 

,h their hands after 

rium Ninety five per 

I nt of the 111 ople called said they 

always wash their hands after using infectious disease pr ti am at the 
therestroom However after calling Centers for Disease Control and 
these people the American Soaety Prevention in Atlanta Ga 
for Microbiology sent out observers A study conducted by Purdue 
to watch people in public rcstrooms University showed that hand wash- 
across the nation. Tliey found diat ing can greatly increases a person's 
only one-third of tlie people actually chance of avoiding the common 
washed their hands. cold. According to Purdue News, 

Dr. Joann Niffenegger conducted 
the study at Purdue Calumet's Riley 
Child Center. One group of 30 chil- 
dren and 10 teachers were instruct- 
ed in how to wash their hands prop- 
erly. Another group of 30 children 
and 10 teachers went about their 
regular hygiene habits. Dunng the 
course of the test only 18.9 percent 
of the children and teachers in the 
instructed group cap^ght colds com 
pared to the 27.8 percent who 
caught colds in the control group 

Hand washmg not only prevents 
getting the flu or a cold hut it also 
prevents other infectious diseases 
such as hepatitis A, menmgitis and 
infectious diarrhea. 

\Vhat exactly is the best way to 
scrub all those germs away' 
"Making friction with soap is the 
best way to wash away the germs " 
Hyde said. The CDC explains that 
"it is the soap combined wth the 
scrubbing action that helps dis 
lodge and remove germs." 

Here are some steps for improv- 
ing your hand-washing technique: 

2. Scrub your hands togetht, 
making sure to cover all surfaces 

3 Rub hands together for 10 lo 
15 seconds This serubbmg is iih, 
will completely wash away all ji 
those germs 

4 Rinse well and dry yo„, 

Hand washing is a simple „.^, 
technique to protect yourself from 
the common cold or maybe e\en a 
more senous disease. Use the step> | 
mentioned above to help boost yc 
immunity to the flu and cold during | 
this season. 

viaaaemeniA^ \ 

Barbies, clothes and music 
and dominate the 1960s 


Marleen Millburn and Dave Colburn wish 
to announce Qieir engagement. 

Ms. Millburn is the daughter of Dennis 
and Bobbie Millburn of Wetumka. >ya. She is 
completing her masters of physical therapy in 
Daylon, Ohio. She is a 2001 graduate of 
Southern Adventist University. 

Mr. Colburn is the son of Philip and 
Beverly Colburn of Grand Rapids, Mich. He 
is a student at Southern Adventist University, 
where he is currently a senior marketing 
major. He is a 1998 graduate of Great Lakes 
Academy. He is currently employed at 
Southern Adventist University in the School 
of Music. 

A June 2002 wedding is planned. 

Barnett - DeGrave 

Carrie Barnett and Shaun DeGrave wish 
to announce tlieir engagement. 

Ms. Barnett is the daughter of Ronald and 
Cheryl Barnett from West Palm Beach. Fla. 
She is a student at Southern Adventist 
University, where she is a junior psychology 

Mr. DeGrave is the son of Terry and 
Brenda DeGrave from Wilson. Mich. He is 
employed at Doug DeGrave Conslruclion 
and Design. 

A May 2002 wedding is planned. 


To find the fads of the 60s one needn't look 
any farther than their parents' high school 
yearbooks. In diose annuals, one can find ref- 
e ences to everytii ng fron skateboards and 
n n skirts to Manlyn Monroe and the Cold 

Skateboards became a national fad by 
W65 and sold ove SlOO n II on n just that 
year al ne Ho veve they we e soon out 
lawed m several ties because parents and 
to n offi als declared them safety hazards 
and publ c nu sances Barb e doll gre v mto 
the favorite toy of young Amencan girl and 
n 1963 nsp ed a sun lar toy fo boy C 1 
Joes that soon became a favonte as well Slot 
cars also entered the scene steal ng the 
stean from model train 

Most clearly seen in the yearbooks is the 
change in clothing and hairstyles throughout 
the decade. Mini skirts, hot pants, and go-go 
boots dominated women's fashions, while 
plaid button down shirts were popular for 
men. But by the end of the decade, bell bot- 
tomed pants and colorful T-shirts clothed the 
hippies. The crew cut of the early 60s was 
exchanged for longer and wider styles accom- 
panied by beards and moustaches. For 
women, the long and straight hair of Marsha 
Brady replaced the Mary Tyler Moore look. 
Meanwhile, afi-os became popular for African- 
Amencans, both male and female. 

The big names in entertainment during 
the 1960s are sdU well knmvn today. The 
music industry began the decade with Elvis 
Presley, but made a radical change when the 
Beatles stole the show. Other popular groups 
of the 60s included The Temptations. The 
Supremes, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylail, and 
Peter, Paul and Mary. The biggest music 

event of the decade was Woodstock, Uil « 
Woodstock, N.Y. in 1969. After die death d I 
Marilyn Momoe in 1962, Audrey HepbiulT 
became America's favorite actress. ShoB I 
such as Star Trek, The Beverly HiUbilliesui | 
The Andy Griffith Show still thrive oi 
s on today . ■ 

The most pop lar dan e dunng die »< 
vas The Tvist The dance lool-ed * I 
son eone stepp ng out of the bath and m I 
ff their b'-ts' 

Othe li"""'! 
dunng tin/ 1 
n luded " 
Munkey, ' 

Swim," The Mashed Potato" and -Ther I 
all of which were named after their ^^^ I 
The Viettiam War began in I'^^jjl 
according to AbouLcom, the ""'' ji^l 
protest symbol of the 60s was thelK»^^^ ■ 
Created by Bertrand Russell in 19SS. » 
bol was first used for 60s ann-""fl.J, «| 
and becoming a peace symbol diini« 
Vietnam War. . ^ ^m 

Many male fads came ab""', ""' |,jjil| 
time as well. The first Super Bowl was^^ M 
1967, where the Green Bay P»* ,]j||o 
victory over Kansas City. Mid^^^ »(! 
inated the baseball field until Kog ^ 
broke Mantle's home run f'™™ ^ 
home runs in 1961. American mij 
like Ford Mustangs and Chevy 
appeared in the 60s. 

During this time, America ali* ^ 
victory when it placed the first " 
Armstrong, on the moon. 

THURSDAY, November I, 2001 

The Southern Accent 7 


Caviness h andles challenges of languages and life 

communicate in German, French, 

and Biblical Greek as weU. Caviness 

learns languages because he enjoys 

he has tack- 

Daniel Olson 


^ Bonan tagon! Kiel vi farlas? 

[f you speak Esperanto, you f^ i^"^' , 

misM greet Ken Caviness in that |l_/.__^_^''^"^"'"^ ^^ teaching 
manner Caviness, chair of the 
physics department at Southern 
^dventist University, speaks 
Esperanto fluently, a planned lan- 

guage that contains no irregulari- 
ties and is estimated to be 10 times 
easier to learn than a natural lan- 

-\Vhy struggle to learn lan- 
guages full of exceptions?" Caviness 
asks. "It blew me away at how easy 

Helped by Esperanto's simple 
sinicture and minimal vocabulary, 
Caviness learned the language, 
ttliich sounds like Italian but draws 
its roots from not only the romance 
laiiciiages but also German and 
English, in about 10 weeks. 

He rests his white tennis shoes 
on Uie desk as he pronounces sev- 
eral words that sound slightly for- 
eign. He is wearing blue work pants 
and a short-sleeved collared shirt, 
thi- top button always unfastened. 
He doesn't wear a tie unless he has 

Caviness now communicates 
with fellow Esperanto enthusiasts 
.daily, but Esperanto is not the only 
'language he knows fluently. He can 


Caviness has enjoyed several 
challenges in his life, including liv- 
ing in different countries during his Claryc 
childhood. He was born in Battle 
Creek, Mich., but his family moved 
to India when he was 11, where his 
father was a missionary at Christian 
Medical College. 

Caviness returned to the States 
to begin high school at Battle Creek 
Academy in Michigan, before fin- 
ishing at Fletcher Academy in 
North Carolina. His freshman year 
in college was at Southwestern 
Adventist College in Texas. He went 
to Austria his sophomore year, 
where he became fluent in German. 
He then returned to Southern 
Missionary College, where he 
would graduate with a triple major 
in German, physics, and mathemat- 
ics in 1982. 

"I. couldn't get summa cum 
laude, so I had to do something to 
save my image." Caviness jokes, as 
his thick salt-and-pepper beard f^ls 
to hide a smile. 

But Caviness had to deal with 
more adversity before he entered 
college. His mother passed away 

when he was 16, and 
his father returned to 
India. The challenge of 
being without both his 
parents was daunting. 
But he was not to be 
without a mother, 
offered "to 
share her mother." 

■'Claryce's parents 
became my adopted 
parents," Caviness 
says, adding that they 
took care of him, even 
tending his bedside 
when he was in tlie 

He remained good enjoys pi 
friends with Claryce in 
college. During his junior year. 
Caviness tried to help his friend. 
With reverse weekend coming up, 
he urged Claryce to ask one of the 
men on campus for a date. Instead, 
to his surprise, she asked him. 

"I thought it was a cop out at 
first," he says, laughing. 

But Caviness accepted the date - 
a movie in the gymnasium on 
Saturday night 

■Hiat movie was the first of many 
dates, and the couple was married 
during Christmas vacation in 1981. 
They now have two children; a 
daughter, Larisa, 13: and a son. 

But college wasn't enough of i 
challenge for the young Caviness, 

Southern. Caviness teaches analyti- 
cal mechanics, general physics lab, 
and earth science. 

"Physics is just trying to under- 
stand the universe around us." 
Caviness explains. "God created the 
worid with math, and physicists 
carry over that curiosity by doing 
experiments that answer "How?" and 
'Wliy does this work?"" 

And his enjoyment of problem 
solving is evident in his hobbies. In 
his spare time. Caviness likes to 
write computer programs "for the 
fun of it" and study astronomy 
tliough a telescope. 

So Caviness has handled the 
challenge of learning multiple lan- 
guages, living in different countries, 
dealing with Uie absence of his par- 
ents as a youth, and working hard to 
obtain his doctorate. But tasks like 

He continued his education after these give Caviness satisfaction i 

graduation, obtaining his doctorate 
in physics with an emphasis in rela- 
tivity from the University of 
Massachusetts-Lowell in 1987. He 
tiien spent tliree yeare in Rwanda, 
teaching physics and math - in 

"I'd hate not to be able to visit 
other places in the worid," Caviness tlirough Christ who strengthi 
says. "CoLegedale is a nice place to 
live, but if I don't see a little scenery, 
I get claustrophobic." 

Now in his sixth year at 

life. He doesn't shy away from the 
difficulty of a situation. 

Caviness motivates himself with 
short goals to meet his objectives. 
"Something I tell myself often is. 
"For two weeks you can do any- 
tiling,"" he says. "It's like what tlie 
apostie Paul said: 'I can do all things 



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Thursday, November i 


The Joker is more 
than one man's job 

DANia Olson 

The name of Nick Lee goes next 
to the word "editor" in the Joker. 
But the responsiblity of the Joker- 
and the blame for it being late- 
belongs to more than one person. 

Lee was upfront from the begin- 
ning. "I take the blame," he said. "H 
was more work than 1 expected." 

There was more work even after 
Lee thought he was finished. 

Lee said that after he delievered 
the files to the printer, he still had to 
deal with delays such as margin 
adjustment and statistic changes, 
delays that set the Joker back five 
days. And in the print world, miss- 
ing one's spot in the print rotation 
can delay a print job several weeks. 

Lee worked overtime to catch up. 

"Nick put himself and his vehicle 
to the extreme," said Karl Shultz, 
director of Student Services. "He 
did everything possible to get the 
Jokers to students quicker." 

Lee even hauled about 2,800 
Jokers from the printer in 

Cleveland, Tenn. to the binder in 
Chattanooga in order to allow the 
binding process to begin. Lee esti- 
mated that that saved about a week. 

In fact, there were plans to 
release the Jokers on Tuesday of 
midterm week. But a thousand 
Jokers had not been delivered to 
Southern by Tuesday, the number 
the SA wanted to be on<ampus in 
order to release the Joker. 

"Our fear was that some stu- 
dents wouldn't get Jokers," Shultz 

Little delays all added up to the 
Joker being several weeks late. But 
it wasn't without a tenacious effort 
by Lee, who sacrificed class time 
and sleep in order to dedicate time 
to the Joker, including working 110 
hours one week. 

Lee said he has learned a valu- 
able lesson. 

"Before attempting any project, 
you need to spend quality time plan- 
ning tlie entire project, because you 
can't v;nng a large project," Lee said. 
"I have learned that preperation is 
essential for success." 

Spend time with 
your loved ones now 

Brock and Hickman finally reach a consensus 



My car broke down last week. 
I'm not sure what the problem is, 
but il stalls sometimes. (Of course, 
only when I'm by myself and in a 
hurry, with someone in even more 
of a hurry right behind me.) Tliere 
are things that 1 don't like about my 
car, sure, but suddenly it's the most 
wonderful and necessary thing in 
my life. 1 can't ima^ne how I'd get 
by without it 

Why is it tlial we don't appreciate 
tilings until we don't have them? We 
don't appreciate home cooldng until 
we have to eat in the cafeteria for 
the seventeenth week in a row. We 
don't appreciate things until they 
break or get lost. We don't appreci- 
ate family and friends — we even 
take tliem for granted or treat them 
badly— until they're gone, And 
sometimes, it's too late to ever take 

A few years ago, 1 thought my 
parents were clueless. I thought my 
sister was annoying. I wanted to be 
as far away from my family as possi- 
ble, because they were "uncool," 
And now, when I go for weeks witli- 
out seeing them, and days without 
talking with them. 1 find tliat they 
are really awesome people and I 
want to spend time witli them. 

I'm afraid that 1 take my grand- 
parents for gnuited and 1 won't gin 
to know them well enough. 1 regrrei 
^ all the times diat ray sister and I 
P fought over somethhig trivial— all 

wouldn't let her hang out \vith me 
and my friends because she was too 
young. I'm sorry that my half-sister 
is growing up without me so that I 
will never be a real sister to her, 
only a distant relation. 1 wish that I'd 
realized sooner that my parents are 
people too, and that they don't 
always know what's best because 
they're doing everything for the 
first time with me. Tliere is no class 
or manual that prepares someone 
for their job, so they were just try- 
ing to do the best they could, and 1 
didn't appreciate it. 

1 want to acknowledge my 
friends now. Not years from now, at 
alumni weekends, when we hang 
out and remember all the fun times 
we might have had if we hadn't been 
busy shidying or working or hang- 
ing out vn\h the flame-of-the-week 
to spend time \vith each other. 

I've seen almost all of my close 
family this past week and it's been 
wonderful 1 (eel grounded, 1 feel 
strengthened, I know who 1 am. My 
sister and 1 have always said, "If you 
feel lost, go to Grandma's house. 
You'll remember." 

What does my broken car have 
to do with this? Well, 1 knew that I 
was glad that I'd seen my family so 
much, but I didn't realize how much 
I'd missed them until then. Unlike 
my car. I'd like to not just miss my 
family and friends when they're 
' to be widi them now. 

can end anytime. 



Thumbs up on Student Finance creating a time 
limit policy - if you Iiave to wait more than fifteen min- 
utes in line, you receive a five dollar voucher for an off 
campus restaurant At last an office here on campus is 
taking the initiative to cut down on lines and serve stu- 
dents better. 

Thumbs up on Alumni Homecoming. It might be a 
little annoying for us students having so many extra 
people on campus, but we will appreciate it when we're 
on the receiving end. The alumni give a lot of scholar- 
ships and help many shidents attend here, and we 
should give them our respect and allow them to enjoy 
our campus. 

Thumbs down on Campus Safety beuB "*| 
staffed, underpaid, and underrespected. Tj'f^ 
and girls are doing a job most of us wouldn t do 
return, we treat them badly, to addition to ensu 
safety of the campus and students, they are no« » 
sible for all the audio and video work diat wasp^ 
ly done by Instructional Media - yet Campus m^ 
only afford to have one officer on duty a' " ™'^j„ 
National Be Nice to Campus Safety Week -HI 
want their job, thank them for doing it. 

Thumbs down on the Joker coming »">*3 
Most people really don't need it anymore, IK j 
if s difficult to find what you're looking for a 
some major misspellings. 

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published weekly during the school ye 
exception of holidays and exam Kn»ifi* 

All signed opinions are those of me au .^ 
not necessarily reflect the views of the f'^ ^J. 
tors. Southern Adventist University, the 
Adventist Church, or the advertisers. 

The ACCENT willingly corrects all '<^\ 
you feel we made an error, please contact 

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JfHURSDAY, November 1, 2001 

I am an oatmeal creme pie 

The Southern Accent 9 


> 1 like Little Debbies. 
' I like the fact that they are cheap. 
5 like that they are fattening and 
y and have zero food value I bke 
giat there are so many different 
d if you get burned out on 
Rne kind, you can just switch to 
Something else for awhile. 

I like seeing all the McKee work 
ers in white. They look bke 
painters. When I go to Winn Dixie 
for a head of lettuce and I see some- 
one dressed all in white, I know that 
he or she has somehow helped ton 
tribute to my happiness by making 
a Little Debbie snack cake. 

[ wonder if it would freak them 
out if I walked up to them and intro- 
duced myself, saying, "Hi you re 
. dressed in white. You must work for 
McKee. By the way, my name is 
, Harmony and you might find it 
interesting that I am an Oatmeal 
Creme Pie." 

It's frue. I am an Oatmeal Creme 
: Pie. Well, at least I feel like one. 
me as 1 attempt to explain 

I have spent my entire life on a 

fcig. revolving assembly line, being 

pieced together by different people. 

For 21 years, 1 just followed all of 

e other little Oatmeal Creme Pies 

1 the line. I never had to think 

Ibout WHY I was on that assembly 

r where I would go when I 

reached the end. All I wanted to do 
was travel smoothly down the con- 
veyor belt, without getting smashed 
or falling off. 

I followed the acceptable plan 

seemed too stifling for me. Boxes 
are like offices. I didn't think Fd be 
able to breathe in there. And I 
would just be one creme Die oMfnf 

Crafty, slender and 
low to the ground 

Joe Earl 

Hej " I said to everyone around 
me "What if I don't WANT to be an 
Oatmeal Creme Pie? What if I don't 
want to be on this ; 
and wliat if 1 want 
kind of snack cake?" 

I took a look around and ^ 
dered why e 

that every good SDA voung person 

follows. I made the little old ladies at viduaHy 

It is rather amazing 

Lan learn about himself oi 
tnp This was indeed the 
me on the nde to Michigan at tbi 
sembly line, beginning of midterm break 
be another that fetetiil day after a palb-\ li\ 
hours of relaxation and good miisi 
enjojed from the rear seat tli 
fn 1, « everyone seemed happy sound of music drew ^Irangeh lo^ 

belt Didnt they wonder what else front seat turned and began th, 
out mere, or what kinds of snack interrogation with a seemmcly mnn 
cakes get made on the other assem- cent question: -What is your favoriu 
bh lines? We all look alike! How color?" 

I think I experienced what is 
known as a Quarter-life Crisis. 
Eventually, 1 came to the conclu. 
that I am meant to be an indi- 

my home church proud. It 
occurred to me that maybe God had 
a different agenda in mind, and 
maybe my life was not going to turn 
out to be a cookie-cutter model of 
everyone else's. 

As the end of the line began to 
draw closer {near the end of col- 
lege), I could 

ahead as they lined up in their card- 
board boxes. 1 was expected to go 
a box like that with everyone 

Being quite a fan of the fall coI< ; 
in Alabama as well as the shade 
old guacamole, I was compelled 
reveal tliat my favorite color 
brovmish-green. This answer led 
wrapped Oatmeal Creme yet another question. "What a 

else. But that big, white rectangle 

Pie. Winch saved me from the hor- three adjectives that describe your 

ror of being stuffed in a box with U favorite color?" Tliis was a difficult 

otherpeople. question, but after some deep 

This really is Uie perfect time to thought 1 came up with Uie follow- 

figure out who we are and what ing: bland, ordinary, and unobfru- 

we're all about. Or at least basic sive. Having answered tliese two 

things like what's important to us, questions, 1 was rewarded with 

and what we want our lives to stand knowledge of their significance. 

all of the pies up for. After all, if s much better to have 'The three adjectives you used to 

A tu J _ quarter-life crisis than a mid-life describe your favorite color are 

1^- nothing more than a true revelation 

So . . . what kind of snack 

Stinky, strawberry mess 

of how you view yourself." 

"Wow," I Ulought, "Tliat's de 
thought I just viewed myself ir 


This is an official public apology 
1 my behalf to Mr. Shane Faw 
'- is my story. 

:59 a.m. I have just spilled 
d-red strawberry sauce all over 
fiy white khakies. I am supposed to 
1 piano lesson in 20 minutes 
•ncl do not have time to go back to 
llle dorm and change. "Richard, 
*ise the door!" I have been at the 
rafeteria since shortly after 6 a.m. 
asd am ready to leave, but our man- 
*r will not shut the door until he 
"98 looked down the stairs to make 
«*e all tile students he sees have 
mtten inside. One, two, three more 
people creep in as the second hand 
"B 8:00 a.m. It will take at least 10 
"nules to clean the deck, and the 
Slawberry sauce is even more 
Warent on my pant leg. 
„ Ml a.m. One last person slips 
"""Ugh the door "Richard!" I am 
^asperated, since I have akeady 
rarted putting the food away. The 
™i customer senses my frustra- 
™. turns around and walks out the 
?«"" Richard is concerned, want- 
^«ery„„ ,„g,t,„^^^^^,^ 

™- "E pleads with the student to 


*ta'^^V^^' ""--*" 
,"ena smelhng like tater-tots, 
Plwg that I wasn't such a klutz, 
ijiopmg that I can reschedule 

The second question proved to 
be even more revealing. "What is 

ing music theory class where I con- As students here at Southern, your favorite animal?" tiiey asked. I 

tinually confrjsed my half dimin- we are all tired. We are all busy and frankly stated Uiat my favorite ani- 

ished seventii chords witii my fully we are all sfr-essed. Complaining mal is die weasel, but had I been a 

diminished ones. I found my self about it and using it as an excuse to thinking man, 1 probably would 

walking behind the student who give other people a hard time is have deciphered that tliere would 

didn't get breakfast that morning about as dumb as me not wanting to be another requisite three adjec- 

whose name, if you haven't caught serve Shane Faw his breakfast tives. Tlien, perhaps, 1 would have 

Shane Faw. "Hey Shane," because he was one minute late. As chosen an attractive, intelligent, and 

brothers and sisters in Christ, we masculine animal, perhaps a 

need to stop focusing on ourselves, German shepherd, but I didn't. 

and start thinking about what oth- And, of course, tlie question came: 

ers are going through and how we "What are three adjectives that 

can brighten their days. describe your favorite animal?" 

My final words are these; After some thought, I came up with 

Shane, I am so sorry. And if ever three adjectives that I thought well 

you come into breakfast late again, described tlie weasel: crafty, slen- 

not only will I gladly serve you, I der, and low to the ground, 

will hand you my ID card and you Cowering slightiy, I awaited the sig- 
can eat your breakfast on me. 

I said light-heartedly. "You know 
we would have served you break- 
fast." He did not even bother to 
turnaround. "Yeah, but I sensed an 
attitude, even though it was only a 
minute after 8 o'clock." He kept 
walking. I stopped. It hit me, 

At first 1 thought, if only you knew 
ail that I am going through right 
now. I was a late, stinky, strawberry 
covered mess when I was frustrated 
nine hours ago, and the very last 
thing I need is another person mad at 
me because ofsomethittglhave done 
or said. My mid-term grades are 
junk, I am not getting enough sleep, 
and I haven 't had a weekend in over 
a month since I am required to work 
ife serving ungrateful peoplt 

clear picture of how otiier people 
view you." 

■nVbw," I tiiought, "That's deep. 
Perhaps tins is tlie reason I haven't 
dated for four and a half years." 

So you see, students of Southern, 
all that is required to answer tiie 
deep and hidden questions of your 
life, questions you didn't even know 
needed answering, is to answer a 
few simple questions put forth by 
tiie right discerning individuals. 
Now, as I sit here perusing the delin- 
quent Joker, placing unfamiliar 
names on both familiar and unfemil- 
iar faces of those distant jewels of 
Thatcher. I will at least know why 
those familiar words of rejection will 
ring in my ear before tlie phone on 
the other end of the line has a 
chance, But I am not in despair. 
Though I may never have a good 
woman to park by my side each 
Friday evening. I will at least know 
why And knowledge, though not 
everytliing. is at least something. 

Taking my 

like you. Maybe if you knew all that ^rsettling^ 

/ am going through . . . Then I real- ^^^^ \ 
ized something even deeper. 

I have no idea what He is going '^^^'^'^^ for"a vespers"'siip7TTie RA 

tiirough. Maybe my attitude at ta^gg ^ne look at my skirt and says. 

Frustration at vespers 

z ence that night was completely 

CMisr '■"'"^^ '^y ^'^ legalistic approach to 

'■ — '■ y- the dress code. At 7:55 p.m., my alti- 

^''^"^L:/ tude had been one of worship and 
praise. At 8:15 p.m., it was one of 
contempt and frustration, 

I came to Southern for a spiritual 

on several outfits, 
n a shirt and skirt 

duo. Arriving at the church, I head 

to the sanctuary 

Christian standards? 

Christ accepted everyone no 
matter how they were dressed or 
where they were from. Although his 
followers didn't need vespers credit, 
they did need to experience Christ 
in tiieir lives. How open to his min- 


breakfast vras the frosting 
lousy cake, propelling his morning 
into a terrible day He could be hav- 
ing problems at home, hard classes, 
or worse. Who knows? Perhaps his 

job is demanding, he sleeps even ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^,.^„.. . _. 
less than I do, and his dimimshed ^"^^priately foTworship 

"I'm sorry, you cant wear that Ifs 
too sporty." 

Coming from a conservative 
Adventist academy, I understand 
the vespers dress code. 1 always 
take pains to ensure I am dressed 


^_Piano lesson. 

seventh chords even more confused 
than my own. But here is a lil 
something I tiiink we all need 
take into consideration: 

my efforts have 
III be honest. My vespers experi- 

' vespers service. As I sat m 
the last row of the church that night, 
squinting at the inch-tall speaker on 
the platform, I found it very difficult 
lo concentrate on - let alone enjoy - 
his message. 

One student commented that, 
"...they try to make vespers a hand- 
book." The dress code upsets stii- 
dents. destroying the worship 
atmosphere. How does this uphold 

clean up before they could be 
healed or hear him speak? 

Vespers is supposed to be for the 
student's benefit Rushing back to 
the dorm to subti^ct a sports stripe 
from a skirt or to add a tie does not 
enhance the worship atinosphere. I 
think it is time for us to evaluate our 
priorities, Are we willing to sacrifice 
a blessing for a dress code? i 

Thursday, November ] 


Intramural flagball wrap-ups byjoshTow.send 

Thurber caught a 10- ... wide receiver Gina Thurber 
yardtou"cMown pass from Rachel who caught a touchdovm pass a,.d 

•^ the fourth quarter. Her long run 

down the left sideUne was pure 

Team Sydburn is the real 
They have a more complicated play 
book than the Detroit Uons. With 
fakes, reverses and pitches. Team 
Sydburn keeps their opponents 
guessing the whole game. 
Quarterback Rachel Snider is wUy 
and will run for big gains when she 
is not hitting her receivers with 
accurate passes. Look for this ' 
to be in the finals. 

the whisde blew to begin the ... the Team Falcons defense, 

game, to a span of 45 seconds, Lee Lee Edmister led the way with a 

Edmister of Team Falcons inter- quick pass rush that resulted m 5 

cept a pass on the 1-yard line. One interceptions. Ben Sayler returned 

play later, Team Falcons quarter- one 83 yards to put his team up IM). 

back Daniel Czaja ran the ball 80 Steve Byrkit also ran back an inter- 

yards for a M lead. ception for a 40-yard touchdown. 

Overheard: "In a game that actually mattered, it was nice to have both 
teams show up to play," said referee Brian Niehoff after two playoff 
games were forfeited due to not enough players showing up to play 

Team Falcons are truly 
Every player was involved in the 
game and they spread the ball out 
effectively. Speedy Cory Waters 
caught a 75-yard touchdown pass 
and ran 15-yards for another He 
also intercepted a pass. George 
Fuller was credited with a 15-yard 
touchdown run to put the Falcons 
ahead 4(W). The Falcons have what 
it lakes to go deep into the playoffi 

Falcons picked to lose again 

Detroit (0^) at San Francisco (4.21 I 

-^n;p^;i^7^^r^^r the Titans l^^} ^^^ ^^ final score might I 
defi;:se'"Zday night ^d now t^^^Zl'^ ^^^^^U^^^l 

) Team Ericson 1, (6) Team Jerbs 0, OT 

, . . the Team Ericson defense 
)pped Team Jerbs in overtime, 
am Ericson made a defensive 
stop when Team Jerbs threatened 
to score in the waning minutes of 
the game, then batted away a cou- 
ple passes to seal the win. 

. . . Jillian Sharp, who caught a 
deflected pass for a 20-yard gain in 
overtime. Quarterback Sam Shafer 
floated the ball downfield, and Sharp 
made the reception despite pass 
interference by Team Jerbs. 

In a game in which neither 
offense could move effectively. 
Team Jerbs had the best chance of 
scoring but stalled at the Team 
Ericson 18-yard line. Nikie Mathis 
made a couple receptions to put her 
team in scoring position. 

Sam Shafer bounced back from 
an interception to lead her team to 
victory in overtime. 

Intramural playoff schedule today 

Men's A-1 Semifinal 
Dunkel v. Money 
Field B, 5:45 p.m. 

Men's A-I Semifinal 

Watkins v. Johnson-Gym Masters winner 
Field B, 6:45 p,m. 

Men's A-11 Semifinal 

SommerviUe v, Chastain 
Field C, 5:45 p,m. 

Men's A-II Semifinal 
P Miller V. Olson 

Field C, 6:45 p,m. 

Men's B Playoff 

Field D, 5:45 p,m. 
Field B, 7:45 p.m. 

Men's A-llI Semifinal 

Highland v. Ongwela 
Field D, 6:45 p.m. 

Women's A Semifinal 

Sydburn v. Fulnett-Baker winner 
Field E, 5:45 p.m. 

Women's A Semifinal 

LutzHolm-DeGrave winner v. Ericson 
Field E, 6:45 p.m. 

Pittsburgh is 5-1. The Steelers 
for real, not just the benefactors of 
an easy schedule. 

I was 8-6 again last week, I 'm 
going for some real upsets and dig- 
ging deep this week. 

Baltimore (4-3) at Pittsburgh (5-1) 
Two great defenses meet up, 
along with one and a half great 
offenses; the half belongs 
Baltimore. The game of the week 
will be a thriller, and probably low 
scoring, until the Bus gets rolling. 
Pick: Pittsburgh 

New England OA) at Atlanta (3-3) 
Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady 
set record for most attempted pass- 
es starting a career without an inter- 
ception, and then he threw four 
picks. Look for him to regain his 
composure and shoot down the 
Falcons in a high scoring game. 
Pick: New England 

Jacksonville (2-4) at Tennessee 

Accident Report: Jaguar side- 
swiped by Titan. The Titans are 
hungry for a win after being humili- 
ated by the Steelers last week. The 
Jaguars are going to make it five 
losses in a row. 

Pick: Tetmessee 

lampaBay (3-3) at Green Bay (4-2) 
The Buccaneers never win in 
Green Bay if the temperatiu-e is 
below 40 degrees. Diagnosis: Ifs 
November, and ifs going to be a 
cold game. 

Pick: Green Bay 

Carolina (1-6) at Miami (4-2) 
The weak game of the week is 

Ivliami winning in a blood bath. 

These vicious Dolphins will devour 

the Panthers. 1 would keep children 

from watching this game. 
Pick: Miami 

Dallas (2-4) at N.Y. Giants (3-4) 
If the Cowboys win this game, 
Jerry Jones is going to be talking 
playoffs. 1 smell the upset of the 
week, but it doesn't smell good! 
Pick Dallas 

Indianapolis (3-3) at Buffalo (1-5) 
Buffalo played great last week, 
but penalties kept them from beat- 
ing the Chargers. The Colts haven't 
been playmg well recently. 
Pick: Buffalo 

Cleveland (4-2) at Chicago (5-1) 
This was a candidate for game of 
the week, but this game will be 
more clear-cuL The Bears will win 
no matter who is quarterback this 
week; the Browns will face a mmor 
setback but still take the'u- division. 
Pick: Chicago 

my golf s 

Pick: San Francisco 

Kansas City (1-6) at San Dii 

This division rivalry will li 
more like a divisional butt kickinj I 
Could someone please resusdtatf | 
the Chiefs so they can finish the se 
son with another win? 

Pick: San Diego 

Philadelphia (3-3) at Ariiona iU 

First place against last place W | 
could you tell by looking at the fli 
and losses? Me either. The Eagi 
will play Hke division champs »» I 
the Cardmals will play like divisiu | 

Pick: Philadelphia 

Seattle (3-3 ) at Washington (HI | 

Marty Schottenheimer h 
tWnking if he wins this gme»| 
may not lose his job before tl« 
son is out He may be tight, b 
needs to win this game, 
Washington is playing an aveW| 
team m a strong division. 
Pick: Seattle 

The Saints are sainUy >««l 
After beating the Rams loo . 
them to celebrate too mucM«l 
TestaverdeisgoingtoleadW I 
to stunnmg victory over the K«»-| 


Pick: N.Y. Jets 

Denver (4-3) at Oakland (SJI^L 

TWs game decides who •«,■ 

bitterly contested divts.on^O'SI 

had a bye week la^'J^VI 
Denver had a big wui. BOB a 
are potent: the defenses tno^^^ 
top form Monday mghl- 
defense will win the batdc. 
Pick; Denver 

Last week: &^ 
This season: 53-32 

Mr. Kuniz hopes *«^'"* "^i 

utek aff ' 

him with a win It^l ' 

Calendar of Events 


TTiursday, November 1 

Fridays, November 2 

Sabbath, November 3 
9& ll:30a 
9:30 & 11a 
5: 3 Op 

Sunday, November 4 

Monday, November 5 

Miracle Meadows Trip (Wright Hail) 


Pierson Leadersbip-Humberto Rasi (Thatcher) 

Vespers-Joanne Davidson (Church) 

Church Service-Gordon Bietz (Collegedale Church) 

Pierson Leadersbip-Humberto Rasi (Thatcher) 

TTie Third-Ed Wright (lies) 

Something Else Sabbath School (Student Center) 

Departure for Computer Majors (Hickman Science Center) 

FLAG Camp (Wright Hall) 

Chambliss Home (Wright Hall) 

Shut-in Ministry (Wright Hall) 

Room in the Inn (^Vright Hall) 

Evensong-rCantori (Church) 

Diversions-Pool Open until 10, Gym open until 11 (lies) 

Tuesday, November 6 

Spirit Week, Political figure/Patriotic Day 
Siren Test 

Premier (Fellowship Hall/Convocation Credit) 
Student Senate (White Oak Room) 

Wednesday, November 7 

Thursday, November 8 

Allied Health 
Departmental Meeting 
Hickman 239 

Circle K Internationa! 
Club Meeting 
Pres. Banquet Rm 

Latin Am Club 
Bill Beckworth 
Talge Chapel 

Wellness Club 

My Five Missionaries 


Des PE Lobby 
Business and Management 
John Kinsey 
Brock 333 

Computer Club 
Club Meeting 
Hickman 335 


Radio Documentary 

Brock 103 


1 Veterans (Church) 

Next Sununer 
Hickman 115 

Brock 305 

Math Club 
Departmental Meet 
Hickman 114 

J'j'Ann Jeffries 
'•^^c Minni-r 
^^gias Valmoi 


Angela Palmer 
AsUie Wright 

Jessica Brodis 
Crystal Johnsfl 


FRESHMEN: Ih, Collegedale SDA Church 
mil be treating freshmen to a Favorite Food 
Feed on Sunday. November 4 at 5:30p at the 
church. Pick up free tickets at the Campus 
Mmistry's office. 

YEARBOOK PICTURES: If you haven't 
received your yearbook picture in the mail, you 
may pick them up in the yearbook office during 
posted office hour^. 

DALE: Are youf credit cards maxed out 
already? Do you feel like money controls you? 
Got student loans adding up? Want to learn how 
to get really good deals? TTien Financial Peace 
University is for you. Learn how to put togetlier 
a spending plan that really works, Find out liow 
to confidently invest for tlie future and to make 
wise decisions when it con 

Join us for a FREE orientation class November 

11 or 18 from 6:30 to 7:30p, to leam more about 

how you can have financial peace. Tliis 13-week 

program is a powerful, hin way to change your 

financial behavior. The 

class will be in Ihe Youtli/Activily Room of the 


CATCH 77 is pleased to bring you their newest 
album titled, Propaganda. All of tlie music is 
brand new, filled with uplifting Christian lyrics, 
and a great addition for any music collection. If 
you would like to purchase tliis album, call 892- 
7799 or visit the Catch 77 website at 

PREMIER: Do you write music? Are you inter- 
ested in sharing that gift? Do you like live 
music? Premier is a concert series totally 
focused on the songwriters and composers liv- 
ing on campus and attending our school. If you 
would like to participate, contact Matt Tolbert at 
238-2724. Come check Premier out Tuesday, 
November 6 at 7p in the Fellowship Hall of the 
church. Convocation credit VLill be given. 

STUDENT WELLNESS: "Put Your Body in 
Motion" t-shirts on sale in the Campus 
Ministry's office for $5. Both short and long 

EUROPE 2(K)2: May 29-June 28. Visit 9 coun- 
Qfies. Earn six hours of credit. Space is limited 
and filling. Call Student Services, #2813. 


Darold Bigger, the speaker at convocation on 
the 8th, is the Rear Admiral of tiie US Navy's 
Deputy Chief of Chaplains' for the total force. 
Come to this assembly. It should be extremely 


CONVOCATION: Check for locations of the 
club and department convocations this week. 

JOKERS: Pick up your Jokers at the SA office 
during regular office hours. 

DEEP SABBATH: November 10th is our annu- 
al trip to Oakwood College. Transportation is 
provided for a limited amount of people, Sign up 
on the door of the SA office. We are leaving 
Sabbatii morning: tlie time is yet to be deter- 



Application Deadline: 11/02/01 
Test Date: 12/03/01 


Application Deadline: U/28/01 
Test Date: 01/14/02 


Application Deadline: 11/30/O1 
Test Dale: 01/13/02 


ASEANS: If you are a member of tlie ASEANS 
Club and have not received any emails fiTjm us, 
please email so we can 
be sure you are informed about all of our activi- 


invited to Ihe School of Computing Fall 
Outing on Sabbath, November 3 (rain or shine) 
at the Elsie Holmes Nature Park. Tlie Elsie 
Holmes Nature Park has a covered pavilion that 
seats 150 and five nature trails. Please meet in 
the Hickman Science Center parking lot at 
I0:30a to car pool and caravan. Bring a ftiend. 


Jericho Brass 
November 6 
7:30p (Ackerman Auditorium) 

The Book Guys 

November 12 

7p (Ackerman Auditorium) 

November 11 
7;30p (Church) 
Double Credit 



Thursday, November 



TT,e Wrath of the Reserved ^^^^'^Sl 

Rob York 

Ladies, there's a quiet guy who 
sits next to you in class every day. 
His name doesn't matter,* because 
it could be any guy. You probably 
assume that he's so quiet because 
he's standoffish, antisocial or just 
doesn't have anything useful to say. 
Bui maybe deep inside he's dying to 
say something, he just can't 
because he feels uncomfortable. 

Contrary to what you may have 
heard from a lot of well meaning but 
flawed sources, (such as psycholo- 
gy books, psychology teachers, and 
the Constitution) all men are not the 
same. Granted, most men have the 
same hopes, dreams, and aspira- 
tions. 1 believe that any guy wants 
the same things 1) to love the job he 
goes to every day, 2) to marry a 
woman, who is his best friend and 
3) to have something to read when 
he's in the rcstroom. Likewise, this 
tfiiy probably has three basic fears: 
I) hciiii; sliiik in ii dead end job 
wiih imhriii-tit^, :ii hniiK'stuckina 

,l,.;ii! rii,l ivLilmiisliii, lie can'l get 
oiil 111 ,iii(i :i) liaviiiK anyone, think 

Hul Ihis is wliiTc ihi' road forks, 
my frifnd. 'lln- difference in men 
comes in their success in acquiring 
the things they want. More specift- 
caily, it is their success with girls. 
Some are far more comfortable 
around the opposite sex than oth- 
ers. Some are far more reserved. 

Wliat the Reserved Guy hopes to 
accomplish, which is really just hav- 
ing that cute girl in expository writ- 
ing meet him in the cafeteria to split 
a burrito, is, for him, an incredibly 
challerigiTiR task, The Reserved 
(iiiy |)lans mil exactly how he's 
naiiin 111 ask the night before. He 
picliiri's liow he'll just happen to 
walk by bis lady friend, comment on 
how insightful be found her last 
essay' * to be. then tliey'll break t)ut 

C R"t>yor^ S) 

> long t 

wide variety of topics, 'Piese topics 
include: the weather, last Friday's 
vespers, and how much they mutu- 
ally hate the expository writing 
teacher because of those quizzes 
she gives every day. 

No amount of planning is going 
to make the execution of this plan 
any easier, however. Once the day 
and the moment arrive, the 
Reserved Guy's plans deteriorate, 
and all he can do is fear what hap- 
pens next "How am I going to talk 
to her in front of all those people 
she's around? How am 1 going to 
start up this conversation without 
sounding like I'm trying to pick her 

None of these scenarios ever 
materialize, however. It's not 
because the Reserved Guy chick- 
ens out, necessarily. It's not because 
he decides the whole ordeal is loo 
silly and contrived to go through. 
The plan fails because of the phe- 
nomenon that I call "Josh." 

Tlie Reserved Guy never makes 
his move because josh always beats 
him to it. All Reserved Guys have 
met Josh before. They all knew him 
in high schooL Josh is the guy who 

has just enough Italian in hmi to 
naturally. Josh's dad is an entrepre- 
neur who hands out Ferraris to cel- 
ebrate Arbor Day. And Josh is as 
comfortable talking to girls as Steve 
Arrington is talking about whales. 
It's not Josh's fault that he's so gift- 
ed. He should be beaten into uncon- 
sciousness with a can of Campbell's 
chicken noodle soup, but it's not his 

This is the difference between 
the two. But who is better off in the 
end? Perhaps the Reserved Guy 
isn't missing out on anything. 
Perhaps if he were honest with him- 
self and that cute giri in expository 
writing, his pick-up line would be 
something along the lines of, "Hey, 
you want to go catch a movie later? 
Then we can go steady for a couple 
weeks. Then we can break up, say 
we're going to be friends but end up 
avoiding each other like an out- 
break of Ebola for the next several 

If you get anything out of this 
essay, ifs that perhaps the whole 
dating scene isn't worth it. Perhaps 
there's a better way to finding what 
we're all searching for. Maybe that 
Adventist guy with the book series 
about kissing dating goodbye is 
right, we all just need to be content 
with ourselves before we try to 
impress the opposite sex. Maybe, 
but ni think about that later. I'm 
going to lift weights now. 


Dennis Mayne 

Hlfmor CogiMNIST 

You know what 1' 
Clowns. I can't stand'em. They're 
just too sadistic looking. There is a 
reason for this silly phobia lurking 
in the deep recesses of my subcon- 
scious. It was 1986. 1 was four. My 
mother took me to the circus one 
sunny day. I was having a pretty 
good time watching the elephants 
while eating some cotton candy. 
Strangely, I could handle seeing 
some guy stick his head in the 
mouth of a bon, but for some reason 
I couldn't handle what I'm about to 
tell you 

U was a standard routine, small 
dnving around the stage It 
and let out about a half- 

the middle ring. The 1 

i laughing with pure eWl ^qZ^^ I 
them yanked on a rope attached I 
the washing machine, and it roared 
to life, names erupted from the ' 
pipes m the back and it lurched for- 
ward as menacingly as a washing 
machme can. The big chZ 
grabbed the little clown as he 
kicked and screamed and stuffed 
him into the machine. The top y,-^ 
opening and closing and I coulfj I 
hear the muffled screams and see 

the small fist marks 

coming from i 

"" Even if he's lying. 


major, submitted this column 
moments before being betrayed over 
to Hickman by a rouge faction of 
Brock, led by the dreaded EWT 
(expository writing teacher). Rob 
wants his family in Brock to be strong 
for him, and for the expository writ- 
ing girl to know that he still thinks of 
her, and it gets him through the inter- 
rogation and the water torture. 

dozen clowns - and one midget 
(dwarf, little person, whatever). 
They did their comedy thing, then 
something happened that trauma- 
tized my childhood and scarred me 
for life. To this day, I wake up in the 
middle of the night with cold 
sweats, my heart pounding. A big 
clown grabbed the little clovra. His 
cronies ran and dragged a giant 
washing machine to the center of 

mside of the washer I just sat there 
my eyes glazed over and my m I 
cream cone dripping down mj ' 
hand ' 

My mom, bemg the c 
that she is, took full advantage o! 
thih weakness back home "Dennis, I 
have you been plaving in the nini 
again' Go take a bath \ou filthvlii 
tie thmg'" 

"Aww Mom " I would whine 

■^ell, maybe we can go pay Mr I 
Maytag a visit, eh bon' In 
he 11 get you NICE and clean." Tlie j 
ni-\t thing she knew, there w 
-LTLaming little naked kid runninfi I 
i>\vard the bathtub. Then she'd J 
iaugh her sinister laugh that ALL I 
women do when they frequenllj [ 
iiutwit us males. For s 
( probably getting even with me k j 
:iie 3 a.m. feedings when 1 
infant) my mother dressed me upin I 
;i clown outfit the next Halloweeii [ 
Oh yes, she even took pictures. 

Now when I do laundry m | 
Sundays. I get a little ■ 
Especially if Dave Leonard watoj 
into the room wearing a 
and has that crazy look in his ej-ft I 
as he often does. When thaiba?! 
pens, I scream and lunge for Ibf | 
window. Here's to you. Dave. 

Dennis Mayne 


journalism major Vie Souml 
Accent would like to pojnt oulf^M 
having maternal issues is ""'^^^f 
requisite for bein 





notable figures on campus. Vieygive 
the columnists a chance (heh heh) to 
practice (heh heh heh) real journal- 
ism (heh) techiniques. Actually, we 
just enjoy irritating the more Promi- 
nent Jigures on campus. Il'sfinu 

If you or someone you know is 
interested in being insulted and made 
light of in a public spectrum, please 
call Rob immediately at 396-2278. 

Now here's SA parliamentarian 
Albert Handal. 

Rob: Wliat's it been like fol- 
lowing Brandon Nudd from the 
Republican Club to the Student 
Association this past year? 

AH: Inspiring. 

Rob: Are you guys going to 
force your hard-line conserva- 
tive values on the entire cam- 

AH:1 don't know, Rob... 
Rob: 1 should certainly hope 
so. Care to tell everyone what your 
title is witliin the Republican Club? 

AH: Republican Ambassador to 
the Ladies of Thatcher. 

Rob: How's that going to look on 
your resume? 

AH: I'm going to be a minister, so 
it probably won't make a difference. 

Rob: How good of a job is Manny 
doing, in your opinion? 

AH: Stellar. 

Rob: Well.. .do you think I could 
beat him in a sprint? 

AH: It. . .depends on how far. 
Rob: If you had to spend 24 

hours locked in a room with any SA 
officer, whom would you pick? 

AH: Carla Mallernee. NOT Ben 

Rob: Easy, big guy What's your 
career objective? 

AH: The ministry 

Rob: Do you have a sermon pre- 
pared about where democrats go 

when they die? 

AH: 1 figured that was pretty 

Rob: My sister has a little Welsh 
Corgy dog named Albert When 
they call out to him, they say 
"Berty! Berty Bert!" Has anyone 
ever called you Berty Bert? 

AH: A few people caU me Bert | 
Rob: Can I? 

AH: (Pause) ,,, .mm 

Rob: Isn't he great, folks? W* I 

him a hand! 

Top Ten Rejected Social Committee J 

Pinatas that are life sized repli- 

of your favorite Comp teacher. 

9. Start an Insomnia Club, and have 

them sponsor an Evensong 


8- Play games, such as. instead of 
■'\Vhere-s Waldo." how about 
■^Vhere's James White?" 
7. Pin the tail on Dale BidwelL 
6. Poeb-y recitations inspired by 
your favorite Gym Master 

5. Hold the party in Wh^J^ 

4. Southern Village ^P 
back into the dorm for one ti^ 
reUve pleasant memones 
community shower. ^ 

2. Put the freshmen mcn3JK^ 

J .,o ran ask diem ^ 

day so we can asn 

questions. j^ 

1. Southern shuts down of*^^ 


Great Disappointment- 


language professor hired Page 2 



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|Collegedale searches for city 

Team Watkins wins men's A-I flagball championship 


Team Watkins avenged their only loss of the season, defeating Team Dunkel in the mens A-I flagball championship. 20-19. 

The Coliegedale City Commission voted 
on Monday to interview the top three candi- 
dates for the position of city manager. At an 
earlier meeting, commissioners agreed to 
interview tlie top four candidates, but they 
could not reach a consensus on a fourth one. 

"Out of the U (candidates). I found two 
candidates tliat I would choose to interview," 
Mayor Tim Johnson said. Tm not going to 
pick four names if I don't see four names and 
I'm sticking to that" 

City ofGcials would not release the names 
of the applicants for the city manager position. 

'ITie Commission also voted to define the 
details of tlie city manager position before 
candidate interviews begin, such as salary fig- 
ures, benefits and vacation opportunities. 

"Tiiey need to know what the commission 
expects," Commissioner Fred Fuller said. 

As part of the employment package, a can- 
didate wishing to have a second, part-time job 
would have to first get permission from the 

"I understand that this is his first priority, 
but I'm not going to tell him what he does 
when he leaves here at 5 p.m.," Commissioner 
Jimmy Filer said, 

City officials are not sure when candidate 
interviews will begin, 

SA Senate committees report Lack of funding delays art movie 

I 'oa York 


On Tuesday, SA Senate announced plans 
I » 'orm a committee to evaluate the perform- 
I «'■ of Southern's instructors. 

e students are concerned that their 
I , ^ ^^ not following an outline or 
1 1« t '" *"'■■ ""'■s'^s and respond apa- 
1 2° "''"^" ^'"''ents do not participate in 

1 mtend to form an academic standards 
f mittee that will discuss any kind of prob- 
F that students may be having with teach- 
t H "^'s Wetmore said. "We will 
f ,„ """^'Sw teachers through statements 
|«mmendation. If students are having 
H,- with a teacher, we will address the 
'" '" appropriate and professional man- 

J issue is one that Wetmore identifies 

^ ' have one class that I have been to 

">« this semester and I have a B," he 

said. "I find it more instructional not to go to 
class because I sleep everyday." 

When dealing with instructors students 
are unhappy with, Wetmore said diat the 
committee may have to discuss die issue 
with the academic dean. 

"I'm not on a witch hunt," he said. "I'm not 
trying to get anybody fired." 

Senators are also discussing the issue of 
all of Southern's instructors following the 
same clock. The project, dubbed Southern 
Central Time, is the idea of Henry Hicks, 
director of biformation Systems. "Students 
want all clocks to be the same on campus so 
that one teacher isn't starting class five min- 
utes earlier than another," said Manny 
Bokich, SA executive vice. There would be 
40 screens in various buildings across cam- 
pus, all displaying the time and important 
announcements. Hicks is in negotiations wiUi 
Sony to donate to the project, Bokich said. 

See Senate, p. U 

When Stanley Pomianowski heard that his 
project was canceled, he lost no time in cele- 
brating—he shaved his beard. 

Pomianowski, fi-eshman film production 
major, and 17 oUier cinematography students 
planned to spend the entire month of 
November working as part of tiie crew for the 
short film "Battle above the Clouds." 
Pomianowski had also auditioned to play an 
"extra" in Uie film and grew a beard because 
he "wanted to go all out," he said. 

"Batfle Above the Clouds," a Civil War 
slory about a man losing his faith and gaining 
it back again, and was written by adjunct fac- 
ulty member Craig Hadley, said Wayne 
Hazen, dean of the school of visual art and 

At registration this past August, 
Pomianowski was told he needed to lake spe- 
cial classes designed for film students. Class 

periods were longer in order to get die num- 
ber of hours in before the class ended last 
week. Shorter running classes would have 
enabled students to have two months to con- 
centi-ate on the film. 

Approximately a mondi ago, word came 
Uiat the film project would be placed on 
"indefinite hold until the funding comes in," 
Hazen said. 

The delay is largely because "(Southern's) 
vision was beyond its resources," said 
Gordon Bietz, university president. 

"Baltic Above tiie Clouds" is expected to 
cost $2 million. According to Bietz, only 
840,000 has been raised. Part of tiiat .$40,000 
was used to develop and obtain rights to the 

Bieti! was adamant that he will not spend 
university money on the project. Instead, he 
approached the Benwood and McClellan 
Foundations and indiv iduals in the Chattanooga 

See Movie, P. 3 

I What's 

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Campus Chatter 


"In limes like these, it is helpful 
to remember that there have 
always been times like tiiese." 

- Paul Harvey 

Thursday, November f 

Southern offers help to 
1 students during Drug & 
Alcohol Awareness Week 

Sen. Fowler to seek a third term 

The fifth annua] Drug & Alcohol 
Awareness Week is Nov. 12-15. 
Midge Dunzweiler, Southern's 
assistant director of counseling 
and testing, manages the events 
during the week. "This week is 
designed to help students be aware 
for themselves and their families," 
Dunzweiler said. 

Alcohol and Drug Awareness 
Week gives students an opportuni- 
ty to learn that they can speak con- 
fidentially to Southern counselors 
and faculty. "We want to be more 
of a help than a hindrance," 
Dunzweiler said. "We want lo be 
approachable." Each day of 
Awareness Week presents a new 
observation in the knowledge of 
substance abuse. 

The Center for Learning 
Success sponsors the first of the 
programs featuring a personal tes- 
timony by theology student Robert 
Tave during Monday evening joint 
worship at 7 and 10:15 p.m. Health 
Day, presented by Health Services, 
will show the health effects of alco- 
hol and drugs through an informa- 
tive video during lunch on 
Tuesday. Campus Safety will dis- 
play confiscated drug parapherna- 
lia from the City of Collegedale and 
Southern from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 

Leo Booth. Episcopal minister 
and president of Spiritual 
Concepts, will finish up Alcohol 
and Drug Awareness Week at con- 
vocation. Booth, who celebrates 24 
years of sobriety, gives an informa- 
1 awareness with his "10 

Insights into Creative Living." 
Booth will also lead a follow-up 
workshop in Lynn Wood Hall from 
1:30-3:30 p.m. Student Services will 
be giving away door prizes and pro- 
viding refreshments. Students and 
the community are invited to the 
various educational programs on 
the effects of alcohol and drugs. 


Staff Reportek 

Sen. David Fowler of Hamilton 
County has said that he will seek a 
third term in the Tennessee State 

Sen. Fowler recently spoke to stu- 
dents at Southern in the 
Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist 
Church, where he said that the 
decision had been finalized. "I plan 
to run again." he said. "If God has 
a different walk for me, then that is 
where I will go." 
Sen. Fowler said that should he 
win a third term, dealing with Tenn 

Care, reform in education and the 
budget tax system will be among 
his priorities. "I also want us to 
send the abortion resolution back 
to the people of Tennessee." he 

"We are at a critical time where the 
experience I have gained over the 
last eight years vrill be important." 
he said. "There will be a new gov- 
ernor this year, and if it's a 
Republican, hell need all the help 
he can get" Sen. Fowler also s^d 
that he was motivated by concern 
that a newly elected Democratic 
governor might try to "bring in 

new issues before we resolve the 
ones that are already on the table- 
Accordmg to Sen. Fowler, mos.'; 
the Republican Party. boCI"^ 
state level and in Hamilton Counl 
have been supportive of his seek 
ing a third term in office. 
Sen. Fowler told students at 
Southern that he felt fortunate to 
have been elected to his first term 
in 1994. "I will tell you that it w^ 
an amazing thing that I got elect- 
ed." he said. "It wasn't because I 
was better looking or smarter than 
my opponents, and I definitdv w^^^ 
n't better funded," ^^ 

WSMC has successful pledge drive 

WSMC 90.5 FM's annual pledge 
drive ended last Friday with better 
results than expected. The pledge 
drive, usually a two-week process, 
was cut down to one week due to 
membership renewal funds sent 
through the mail previous to the 
pledge drive week. 

David Brooks, WSMC's general 
manager, attributes this year's suc- 
cess to organizational changes. 

Some of these changes include a 
membership renewal letter that was 
sent out two months before the 
drive, a pre-pledge drive training 

opment director for WSMC. along 
mth her team, was instrumental in 
making those changes work. 

This is the first year Fish has 
been completely in charge of the 
pledge drive and in order to keep 
things organized and flowing 
smoothly, she planned everything 

1 for 

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Daniel Olson, editor 

Tarah SoUe, managing editor 

Debbie Baltin 

Joe Earl 

Jared Thurmon 

Kristen Snyman 

Dan Kuntz 

Alejandra Torres 

Rachel Boslic 


Heidi Tompkins 

Rob York 

Kyle Baldwin 

Sam Covarrubias 

Cady Van Dolson 

Neal SmiUi 


Nathan Zinner 

Jason Arnold 

liiura Cates 


Jolene Barrel! 

Heather Durst 

Brian Wiehn 

Jen Page 

Misha Birmele 

Melissa Campbell 

SunscHinvis- Man.v.kk 

Melissa Turner 


Da«d Leonard 

Rochelle Spears 

Jason lleto 

Dennis Negnin 

Sarali Pester 

Dennis Mayne 

Harmony Tillerson 

Steve Baughman 

recorded promotional spots and 
scripted topics that helped guests 
stay on-message. 

Another difference in this year's 
drive was that a small-station con- 
sultant was hired to lead the station 
through a two-day cram session in 
effective fundraising. The consult- 
ant suggested several of the 
changes that went into effect, but 
Brooks feels that Diana Fish, devel- 

out on paper. "The entire week was 
sketched out in two three-ring 
binders," Brooks said, "It was easy 
to know what needed to happen 

The fundraising goal for the cur- 
rent fiscal year (which ends May 31, 
2002) is $75,000. So far, the station 
has raised approximately $55,000 in 
funds from call-in pledges and mem- 
bership renewal donations. The 

remaining funds will be coilecied I 
through mail-in donaUons and tiie I 
spring membership drive in Marcli 
of 2002. 

Fish is pleased with the p: 
the station has made this year in ' 
both fundraising and pledge dm? 
programming. "We've had trouble | 
the last few years meeting { 
goals." Fish said. After last week's I 
surprising success, she is confided 
the goal will be reached. '^Ve sta! f 
have membership renewal funds j 
coming in every day through fe 
mail," she said. 

Both Brooks and Fish wen 
impressed with the new member | 
statistics. Out of the week's 
pledge calls, 80 were first-time sup- | 
porters of WSMC, which was 
amazing percentage. Fish said. 

Although this pledge drive weiil | 
well, there are some modif 
Fish would like to see put into effefl i 
for next year's drive. Fish sees the I 
need for not only a weekly finand I 
goal, but for daily and hourly goals j 
as well. These will help to keep tt 
station on track better, she said. 

New language professor fills void 

A new professor wil] be arriving 
next semester to replace Mari- 
Carmen Gallego, associate profes- 
sor of modern languages. 

Tlie new professor, William Van 
Grit, will teacli Spanish and French 
beginning winter semester 

Van Grit is currently teaching 
French and German in the modern 
languages department at Pacific 
Union College, where he has taught 
for approximately 18 years. 

When asked why he decided to 
come to Southern. Van Grit said, 
"My wife and 1 would like a new 
challenge. Once you spend so 
much time in one place, you can 
tend to get very comfortable there 
and sometimes find yourself stuck 

Though Van Grit mil be leaving 
his son. Philippe, behind in St 
Helena, Calif., he said he is ready 
for a new place and a new program. 

Van Gnt has been helping Carlos 
Parra. chair of the modern lan- 
euage department, put togeUier a 
French major and minor and class- 
es m teaching French. Thev also 
plan to offer an emphasis in Italian 

in the intercultural communication 

Parra feels that Van Grit will be a 
great asset to the modern lan- 
guages program and to Southern 
because of his expertise, knowl- 
edge and experience, "[Van Grit] is 
very professional, committed to his 
field, and is an excellent teacher," 
ParrB said. 

Besides teaching, Van Grit is 
currently translating documents 
into English for the John Weidener 
Institute. Weidener was an 
Adventist Frenchman in Paris dur- 
ing World War II who led thousands 
of Jews to safety The institute 
hopes to evenhially write a book 
and make a movie about Weidener's 

Van Grit has traveled extensively 
and speaks several languages. He 
has lived in Mexico. Puerto Rico 
(where his wife is from), and many 
different parts of Europe, including 
France and Germany 

Besides traveling and learning 
new languages. Van Grit said he 
enjoys alpine skiing, photography 
and walking. 

Van Grit grew up in the 
Nettieriands %vim six siblings. In 

grade school, he was renuirri" 
learn French, German and Engl* | 
He also spoke Dutch. Higlislir 
in the Netheriands lasted forsii 
years and placed a stfong empl"* I 
on humanities and die sciencs, « I 
high school, he was required to »» J 
learn Latin and Greek. 

Since then, he has ■-- j^i 
speak Russian and Spanish H"*! 
He is currently learning Ro>»2i 
Hungarian, and Porhigue*™;! 
he thinks are "beautiful lanlf^l 

Van Grit participateil ml 
Adventist Colleges Abroad %! 
programs, and a'^" i,u| 
Atlantic Union College. W " M 
doctorate in both l"^'" "' 
French. . „<.,«if. 

Van Grit has a P^f °" '%l 
he does and his life clear 3 
that He feels that W'^J 
guages is very important u fM 
tional business and wmnaj^ 
also feels it is essentials 
eating wifli ottiers and uj=" 
ing their cultural baci*^ , 
Most importantly, van 
that speaking »""'.,„ 
greaUy aids "the Adve«';j 
of bringing the gospel 

" The i. 

StudentW ellness aimin g for 24,902 miles of 


■g^^^ih^j^i^culty and students 
,rP encouraged to participate in 
Sle first ever. "Put Your Body In 
Motion" exercise campaign until 
Nov. 20. 

The Student Wellness program. 
jnder the direction of senior mass 
communication major Bethany 
Martin, is coordinating this activi- 
along mth the Employee 
Wellness program. 

everyone to get 
involved and participate in this 
event." Martin said. 

The program is based < 
ing health awareness and 
; people to increas 
exercise activity. 

Each student, faculty and 
employee of the university is being 
asked to record the amount of 
exercise he or she participates in 
daily. This can include, but is not 
limited to, sports such as walking. 
running, swimming, tennis and 
Student Wellness' goal 
for the university body is to accu- 
mulate 24,902 miles-the circum- 
ference of the earth. 

really excited about this 
^,w.v said Jodelis Matos, senior 
psychology major. "My husband 
md I are both participating and 
feeping a record of how much we 

Drop boxes and tally sheets for 
■wording exercise miles are avail- 
ib!e in the dorms. lies RE. Center 
ind the shident center, and can be 

exercise c 

stopwatch 2 

>f Student Wellness, checks hi 
ly push-ups they cao Jo in a t 

IZt '" T^Jl'^- V" "^'' " P™™'!"-"! "Put Your Body 

sheets can also be turned m after In Motion" video produced by 

convocation. The person who Charissa Botticelli senior mass 

records the most hours/miles will communication major will be 

be given a special reward at the shown occasionaUy in the cafeteria 

end of the "Put Your Body In during lunch for the duration of 

Motion campaign. the event. 

Faculty are encouraged to offer "I'm really excited about the 

mcentives in their classes, such as potential this campaign has on our 

extra credit, to encourage student campus and in our community" 

participation. Martin said. 

In addition to these incentives Contact Bethany Martin, 

departments have also des- Shident Wellness Director, at 504^ 

SiTiDEKT Poll 

Are you participating in "Put Your Body in Motion," the 
exercise program .sponsored by Student Wellne 

ignated certain days during which 
they will coordinate activities such 
as hikes or aerobic videos. 

9516 -. ^. „, for addi- 
tional information. 

Language society reopens after 15 years 


^■5 Reportcr 

'Hie modern languages depart- 
ment is reactivating Gamma 
ma. Southern's chapter of Alpha 
«1 Gamma, the National 
wllegiate Foreign Language 
nonor Society that closed on cam- 
P"s 15 years ago. 

"l^ie primary purpose of Alpha 
«" Oamma is to honor shidents 
»r outstanding achievement dur- 
^J ^'i; 5^^^ y^ar of foreign lan- 
P'J'^ study m college, according 
•» the honor society fact sheet. 

^!™y who ,s interested in 

becoming a member and fulfills 
the requirements. So far, eight 
students have applied, 

Students inducted into the 
honor society are involved in the 
publishing of the newsletter and 
can attend national conventions. 
Members are also able to apply for 

Carlos Parra, chair of the mod- 
ern language department, said 
that the honor society can be "very 
effective and very productive." 

Fern Christensen, senior physi- 
cal education major, sees the 
honor society as a "chance to 
become more involved in school." 

Christensen will be president of 
Gamma Alpha, Christensen said 
that she hopes the honor society 
will be able to get out and interact 
with the community. 

Induction into the honor socie- 
ty will take place sometime in 

Applications and other informa- 
tion about the honor society are 
available in Parra's office. 

There are more than 300 col- 
lege and university chapters of 
Alpha Mu Gamma in the United 
States, Puerto Rico and tiie Virgin 

Nursing students study 
herbal benefits in class 

Bum!,*"'""' ?' '■'"'"'ig financial 

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Itelhree""''''"'"' *"' Southern 


jL "^^Pendinp nn ;T 
**«»uldbe= "^ success, 

. • Student '"""""ehTn. 


^^Penence in producing a 

film this semester, though the pro> 
ect will be smaller, said David 
George, professor in the school of 
visual art and design. 

Pomianowski was a bit disap- 

"It seems like we did 
[all the work on 
'Battle Above the 
Clouds'] for nothing." 

~ Stanley Pomianowski 

pointed at the news of "BatUe Above 
the Clouds" cancellation. 

"It seemed liked we did it all for 
nothing," he said. 

Pomianowski is still excited 
about the new project He feels that 
the shidents will be able to learn 

more because tiiey will be in charge 
of producing die entire film, instead 
of working with a professional stu- 
dio as with "Battle Above the 

For now, a clean-shaven 
Pomianowski is writing die script 
for the new project and looking for 
actors as part of die casting com- 

Unlike Hollywood-produced 
films with trailers, diis one requires 
Southern shidents to be patient 
Pomianowski would only give one 
clue about the subject of the film: 

In January, fibn students wiU 
have to return to their regularly 
scheduled classes. 

The School of Nursing is offer- 
ing a class on herbal remedies for 
die first time this semester. 
According to Shirley Spears, associ- 
ate nursing professor, diis class will 
give nursing students a greatly 
needed understanding of herbs. 

More than 80 percent of the 
world's population uses herbal sup- 
plements; 75 percent of those peo- 
ple never tell their doctors or health 
care providers about their alterna- 
tive medications, Spears said. 

"My goal in [this class]," Spears 
said, "[is to) help shident's under- 
stand the need to ask questions and 
get information on what patients 
are taking," 

The idea for an herbal remedies 
course came to life during a faculty 
brainstorming session. The School 
of Nursing staff was responding to 
students' requests for complimenta- 
ry tiierapy courses. Spears said. 

According to Spears, the focus of 
her class is the interactions 
between many herbal preparations 
and other drugs, medications and 

"People don't realize." Spears 
said, "that even diough herbs are 
natural... there are dangers (in 
using diemj." 

Chere' Stephens, senior nursmg 

major, is taking Herbal Remedies. 
"[I have] learned there are a lot of 
side effects and problems that can 
occur when people take herbs." 
Stephens said. For example, 
patients undergoing surgery must 
stop taking all herbal preparations 
at least two weeks prior to opera- 
tion. Taking St John's Wort, a pop- 
ular anti-depressant, can prolong 
the effects of anesthesia, possibly 
prohibiting patients from regaining 

Faye Strang, supervisor special- 
izing in herbs and vitamins at the 
Village Market said she orders 
about 150 bulk herbs per week 

"(The herbs] are packaged up 
with no directions," Strang said. 
Despite some customers' herbal 
ignorance, StiBng doesn't make any 
recommendations for specific herbs 
or their use, "That's where the law- 
suits come in." Strang said. 

Considering the lack of available 
information, familiarity witii herbal 
preparations will enable nursing 
students to advise healthy patients 
on herb use. Spears said that nurs- 
es should be able to tell patients 
which products to avoid— like gar- 
lic, which can increase heart rate 
drastically when used in excess — 
and which ones to get approved by 
a physician. 

TTie Herbal Remedies class is 
only available to nursing majors. 

Thursday, November j 

Debbie Battin 
Religion Editor 


Is The Third 
the Charm? 

CD Review 

"Transform" by 
Rebecca St. James 

Heidi Tompkins 

Hkij(,|ii'; lU.fiFcn .H 

~0n Sabbath morning, many 
Soutliern students attend The Third 
worship service at the lies RE. 

The praise and worship music at 
The Third is similar lo music at a 
prayer conference or camp meeting, 
and the messages are geared toward 
young people. Some students view 
these contemporary ditferences as a 
positive, wliile other students don't 
feel The Third is meeting their 

"1 don't feel like I've been to 

"I like how they have the drama Al£ Torres 
fit in with the message: said Tamara Retu^ttonsR^o^ 
Spence, junior elemenlary education Austraii 

Tlie song service is very uplitt- 
ing and it remind: 

Grammy-award ' 
23-year-otd singer/songwriter. 
These are just a few characteris- 
of the songs tics of 'the eclectic' Rebecca St. 

James. She has been creating ; 
incredible sound since she Wi 
signed to ForeFront Records i 

used to sing at my home church." 
said Jordona Druitt, freshmen nurs- 
ing major. " And I feel like I get more 
of a spiritual blessing from the iyy4. 
speakers at The Third." Her latest project, released last 

How do we reconcile the differ- year, has been transforming lives all 
ing viewpoints about The Third and around the country. She has been 
its impact? able to use her Christianity and spir- 

"We are providing an alternative itual walk to create soul-searching -j^^^^.g Someone in my life / A 

atchy and 
hurch until I've been to the other ^^^^^ ^^ q^^^^^ ^^^^^ (j^^t doesn't Transform is just another oppor- 

r target group lyrics, Her : 


church." said Rachel Vencc. fresh- 
man graphic design major. "It's like a 
Sabbath school for me." 

Florence Merryman, freshman 
international business major, said, "1 
prefer a Iradilional worship service." 

Obviously, no program can fit 
i-vi'ryoni's needs, Fortunately, stu- 
ilcnt-. I ;iri i Iimsc from more tlian 20 
liK.ii , iiiin li, . Ill attend each week. 
liiii ii.[ iiin.i' I lii.osotostayoncam- 
PM.. -.sli.ii I- th<- Koal ofTlicTllird 

ot programming," said Heidi 
Marlella, freshman public relations 
major. Tou never know what to 

that there isn't room for tunity to take it to another levehvith 

improvement," said Ingrid Skantz, an enormous diversi^ of sound. It 

one ofTlie Third's founders. mbces dance witli techno. It fuses 

"Hie Third service is more than pop with rock. It uses the latest elec- 

jusl a Sabbatli School," said Malt tronic sounds to enhance the whole 

Tolbert, assistant chaplain. "It's a feel of the project, 

worship experience, and if we.., it's definitely different from all 

attend The Third with an attitude of the previous albums, although 

worshipping and learning about Rebecca St James has always been 

Christ, we will find that our experi- at the cutting edge of Christian 

ence w\\ be more fulfilling." music. 

Mike Fulbright, pastor of young With Transform, her sound is 

adult ministries, said they are striv- more mature, more confident The 

ing to learn what it means to worship tunes are catchy and have the capac- 

in a non-traditional way ity to reach a wider audience. 

"We're trying our best," Fulbright Lyrically, this is her most per- 

said. "I believe Tlie Third is Christ- sonal and vulnerable project. "Don't 

centered, and I hope it's relevant If Worry" talks about prioritizing 

we accomplish those two things what's relevant and not holding on 

right tliere, then I'm happy." to what brings us down. It says 

For some. The Third has been "Don't worry about your life / 

unfulfilling; for others. The Third is Cause if you hold it too close you'll 
lose it / Don't worry about your life 

peace I can't describe / For I've 
been reborn." One of the strongest 
songs, lyrically, is "Stand." This 
track talks about standing up in a 

time when compromise is ^econrt 
nature. It talks about asking God for 
courage to do whafs right without 
canng about what others may think 
/Tills IS our time to rise up /Stand 
and be counted / This is our time lo 
believe / To know in our God we arp 
free / Let the worid know to Him w 

She IS passionate and has strong I 
conviLtions She is reaching the 
masses with her mes'^ge of hope i 
and restoration in the povver of | 
God's love Her message is of for 
giveness and transformation Thu 
project challenges the listener in | 
bold ways and speaks of Gods 
power to change 

just what they need for worship. 

Adventist fired for not 
working on Sabbath 


A pharmaceutical compa- 
ny that fired a woman for 
refusing to work on her 
Sabbath is guilty of reli- 
gious discrimination, 
according to the U.S. Kqual 
Fmployinent Opportunity 

Charlene Pepper, a 
Seventh-day Adventist 
Church member, was an 
employee of Vintage 
Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a 
drug manufacturer located 
in Charlotte, N.C. 

Pepper was fired in 
November last year for 
declining to work on her 
Sabbath, which runs from 
sundown Friday to sundown 

In a lawsuit filed 
September 27, the EEOC 
asks for back pay, damages, 
reinstatement of Pepper, as 
well as an injunction pro- 

liibiting the firm from 
engaging in future religious 

Pepper had told the com- 
pany, before she was hired, 
that she could not work on 
her Sabbath, said Amireh 
Al-Haddad, assistant direc- 
tor of public affairs and reli- 
gious liberty for the 
Adventist Church in the 
U.S. Southern region. 

But in November 2000. 
Pepper was informed she 
would be required to do 
Saturday work as part of 
"mandatory overtime." 

Under United States anti- 
discrimination law, employ- 
ers must make reasonable 
accommodation for the sin- 
cerely held religious beliefs 
and practices of their 
employees, so long as doing 
so does not cause an undue 
hardship to the employer 

See what all the talk is a 

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coming to town! Jim Custer has been a recog. 

«Who are Custer & Hoose?" you mzed figure in the Christian acting 

ask. community for over twenty years. 

They are the goofy-looking He has created a wonderful 

dtania duo who present excellent 
Christian drama written by some 
top-notch scriptwriters. Custer & 
Hoose have been working together 
since 1989 with a wide range of 
national and international mm 

Their dramatic presentations are 
designed for use in worship servic- 
es, youth meetings, college chapels. 
banquets, and special events. 
They've helped create an instruc- 
tional video series with die Billy 
Graham Evangelistic Association, 
made presentations and developed 
radio spots for Promise Keepers, 
created character voices for Focus 
On The Family, and worked with 

troupe, the Jeremiah 
People as weU as in his Christian 
aim and professional stage work hi 
addition, he brings his keen insight 
and hands-on experience to semi- 
nars and workshops nationwide. 

Bob Hoose has a twenty-year 
background in ttie Christian arts 
He has worked extensively in both 
Christian and secular Uiead-e and 
radio productions. Along with per- 
sonal performance, he has also pro- 
duced several Christian national 
touring theati-e groups, including 
the well-known Jeremiah People. 
On die local church level, Bob has 
created two drama ministiies in 
Southern California and continues 
to mvest in local ministries in 

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Scott Fogg asked some interest- 
ing questions about "Christian" 
rock bands like PO.D. in his col- 
umn last week ("Does Christian 
music cross the secular line?"). 
PO.D. is a band witti an exti-emely 
loud, aggressive sound and if they 
were not espousing Christian val- 
ues they would hardly be consid- 
ered different fi-om odier bands 
like Limp Bizkit and Korn. But 1 

Weigley alive after Australia accident 


1 love working for the Lord, 
even when accidents happen! 

I am working for the Burwood 
Adventist Community Church in 
the city of Melbourne, Australia. 
My job description is 
assistant/youth pastor for a 16l> 
member church. I am having the 
best time working with the youth 
and teens of the church, planning 
Sabbath School, social activities, 
mag Bible studies and preach- 

Australia is a great country, but 
ray welcome to the country was 
not the best. 

About three weeks after I 
arnved, I was involved in a bicycle 
accident. 1 don't remember much, 
except that I was riding down a hill 
and the next thing I know I'm sit- 
wig on the pavement, holding up 
ray broken right ^vrist, mumbling, 
• thmk I did something to my 
^.I/hmk I did something to my 

was on heavy painkillers! The lady 
whose car I had run into came to 
visit me twice. She brought me 
flowers and was feeling horrible 
because it was her fault. I forgave 
her and the second time she c 

If I have learned anything out of f '^'^"'^ be^asking. Is P.O.D. a true 

Despite their values. I do not 
consider P.O.D. a "Christian" band. 
I do not listen to their music during 
the Sabbath, because not all of 
their lyrics are really about God, 
nor is the music good for relaxing 
on a day of rest. I discovered RO.D. 
on MTV. I buy their albums in the 
rock/pop section of Camelot, and I 
learn about what they do off-stage 
by reading Spin and Rolling Stone. 
If anyone is at fault for PO.D.'s 
music being promoted as Christian 
when it is secular, it is the fault of 
the Christian music industry 
Perhaps they were hungry for a 
label to 
widespread mainstream 
Perhaps they wanted to 
bers happen to love ""each people our age wiUi a sound 
'^ that this generation understands. 

But to label P.O.D. as a contempo- 
rary Christian band is to place 
them in a category they do not 
belong in. 

I am a journalist by ti^de. If I 
give my heart to the Lord and 

"[P.O.D.] is just a 

regular hard rock ^^^^ under the -Christiai 

band whose mem- 
bers h 

don't feel as though asking if 
Christian music is crossing a line 
with this sound is the question 

this whole ordeal, it would be 

Number one, God has a plan for 

ChristJan" rock band, comparable '^.^'"'^'"^ ^ ^^^' ""biased and profes- 

had quite a long talk about my life and I better not let Hin 

Number two. trials come with- 
out our permission, but when fliey 
come God uses them to refine our 
faith and make us better witnesses 
for Him. 

First Peter 1:6, 7 says, "In this 
you greatly rejoice, though now 
for a little while you may have had 
to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 
These have come so that your 
faith— of greater worth than gold, 
which perishes even though 
refined by fire — may be proved 
genuine and may result in praise, 
glory and honor when Jesus Christ 
is revealed" (NIV). 

Contact Campus Ministries for 
information on how to write to your 
student missionary friends. 

rooming ii 

:. and I had r 

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opposite directio7didn"t" 
^' '0 turn or b. 
oT|;^e4';^P'^'"^'^k into the lii'e 

brol^n'^'^r^'^^^'y '"juries was a 

^Zt 'f '"^^'^ Soger and a 

^pieces"' ^''^^°'^^"'"*''^^^- 

weli^W^^^ ^^d that I was 

cerb- because if I hadn't I'm 

dann ' ^°uld have had ^^'^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^^^' ^"*^ ^ 

T^Ee or something worse '"^ *^°^ ^" ^^ independent again. 

"- ■ I keep wondering why this hap- 

pened to me. I know that I'm here 
for a reason, and so does Satan. He 
must be quite angry wnth me, to 
knock me off my bike like he did. 
I'm very thankftjl for a guardian 

I had two surgeries, one for my 
finger and the other for my wrist, 
where they put three plates, nine 
screws, and two pins to hold it in 
place. Both my arms were in plas- 
ter for about a week, and I couldn't 
feed or do anything for myself. 

It was quite humbling. My mom 
came over from the United States 
to help me get back on my feet. 

Both casts are off now and I am 
walkmg around, but taking things 
very cautiously. My mom has gone 

to Michael W. Smith or Third Day? 
Or are they simply a rock band 
comprised of Christians? And if 
does playing secular 
them less Christian? 

At the risk of appearing biased, I 
will admit that I am a fan of RO.D. 
Although loud music has always 
appealed to me, I am not really a 
fan of the rap-rock scene. Most of it 
is bland and unoriginal, and most 
rap-rock bands swear constantly in 
their songs while promoting 
immorality, violence, and the use of 

RO.D., on the other hand, has 
never recorded a song with profan- 
ity in it, nor have they ever promot- 
ed sexual deviance, drug use. or 
violence. Their songs cover topics 
such as how to survive in a brutal 
urban environment without resort- 
ing to violence, the evils that pop 
culture passes off as virtues, and 
being positive in a world full of neg- 
ative things. 

onal reporter, but I work for 
Newsweek, am I less of a Christian 
than I would be if I worked at the 
make ^**^^"^^^ Review? Are Christian 
fire fighters somehow different 
from non-Christian fire fighters 
that still save lives? 

If you get on the Internet or 
tune into MTV, you may catch the 
story of teenagers who gave up 
gang life and drugs because of 
PO.D.'s message. No one will ever 
go on trial for killing a family mem- 
ber and testify that subliminal mes- 
sages in PO.D.'s lyrics made them 
do it- If you don't like music that's 
loud and aggressive, then PO.D. is 
not for you, But let's judge them for 
what they really are, and that's just 
a regular hard rock band whose 
members happen to love Jesus. 

Religion editor's note: Tliis article 
does not necessarily reflect the views 
of the religion page. 

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6 The Southern Accent 

Kristen Snyman 
-^ Lifestyles Editor 

Thursday, November 

8. 2001 


President Bietz: Meeting 
Southern's unique needs 

Your ID card: More 
than worthless plastic 

Gordon Bietz has been here 
since 1997. His voice still rings in 
our ears as deeply and as confi- 
dently as ever. He is a voice of rea- 
son, of tradition, and of authority 
here at Southern. And it looks like 
we can count on him being here a 
liltle longer. 

When asked how much longer 
he can see himself as Southern's 
president, Bietz said thai il varies 
from day to day. "Tliere arc days 
when it is difficult, There are other 
days when it is better, and 1 could 
see myself doing il for a number of 

Back on Ocl. 1. Ihe Board of 
TruslecB re-elected Bielz lo anolli- 
er five-year term. "Right now I 
could see myself doing this for 
another five years." Bietz said. 

Bietz was born into an 
AdventisI family in Clovis, New 
Mexico, a family with a tradition of 
administration. "My dad was an 
Adventisl administrator," he 
recalls. "He was conference presi- 
dent when I was horn." 

"Right now I could see 
myself [bei ng president 
of Soutliem] for anoth- 
er five years." 

- Gordon Bietz 

Hielz came into administration 
tlirough llie back door. "I have 
been a pastor most of my life," he 

After graduating from the semi- 
nary of Andrews University in 
!9fi8. Bietz began to pastor in 
Hmn-lii-^ in norllinrn r;ilifnriu;.. 

senior pastor ol tlie Collegcdale 
SUA Churcli, where he served for 
13 years. 

In igg-l, Bietz accepted a posi- 
tion as president of the Georgia- 
Cumberland Conference in 
Calhoun, Ga.. a position he held 
for three years. In 1997, lie became 
president of Southern Adventist 

Wlien compiiring his current 
and former jobs, Wr\7. said that 
lviii« PHMdrnl i-r ;i ,nuv,Tsily is 

lli(.-re was mori- pastural duties, 
more sermon preparation, and 
more visiting peupk-. Being presi- 
dent of the Georgia-Cumberland 
Conference was far more compara- 
ble to this job." 

But even when comparing 

those two jobs, Bietz said that 
there are differences. "Being pres- 
ident of a university is more 
unique, more risky, because of the 
nature of the constituency. 
Everybody has their unique 

According to Ben Martin, jun- 
ior theology major, Bietz has been 
there lo meet the needs of the stu- 
dents, "He's the kind of guy who'll 
remember your name," Martin 
said. "He's never to busy to talk to 
you about what's bothering you." 

Bietz was a member of the 
Chattanooga Rotary Club from 
1983-1994, and he resumed his 
membership in the club in 1997 in 
order to "gain insight into the com- 
munity, contribute, and get 
acquainted with the various lead- 
ers in the area." He says that mem- 
bership to such an organization 
helps Southern because "it's 
important for our school to stay 
cnnnccteil to Ihe community." 

' li'-- .tNo ;i lot of fun," he added. 

In .Mwmii to tlic Rotary Club, 
Hill/ ;ilsu serves on the board of 
directors at Memorial Hospital, 
niis type of community involve- 
ment has won Bietz a loyal follow- 
ing among his employees. 

Garrett Nudd, assistant direc- 
tor of Public Uelalions al Southern, 
says that Bietz makes Southern 
easy lo promote. "1 feel privileged 
to have a president that's so 
respected and active in our com- 
munity." he said. 

During tlie next five years. 
Bielz intends to accomplish sever- 
al goals. Currently, he is working 
with a budget committee that will 
plan for tlie 20O2-'2O03 school year. 
In recent years, tlie budget has 
been one of the president's biggest 

Last February Bietz was forced 
to announce a hiring freeze on fac- 
ulty and the loss of some scholar- 
ship money for students due to the 

university's increasing debts. One 
of his main goals in the next five 
years is to solve this problem. 

"One of my goals is to find equi- 
librium in the number of students 
we have as compared to the num- 
ber of teachers," he said. "We're 
not going to be able to grow forev- 
er. At some point we're going to 
have to cap enrollment." 

Other hopes Bietz has for his 
years remaining are to: 1) "com- 
plete a good number of building 
projects on campus," 2) see 
Southern "mature" into its univer- 
sity status, and 3) "find good finan- 
cial stability raising money and 
spending it carefully." 

Bietz also hopes to see the uni- 
versity become more prominent in 
the community at large. "Too 

"[President Bietz] is the 
kind of guy who will 
remember your name." 

- Ben Martin 

many |in Chattanoogal are not 
adequately informed of our contri- 
bution," he said. "1 think we are 
getting more media coverage, and 
writing more news releases. It's 
kind of our goal to see that expand- 

In the wake of the recent 
attacks on Uie World Trade Center 
m New York and the Pentagon in 
Washington D.C., BieU led 
Southern in a prayer session by 
the fiagpole that stands in Taylor 
Circle. Bietz said that this allowed 
the university to \vitness to the 
greater community. 

"Any time there is an event in 
which there is loss of life, our job 
as a church is to come together." 
Bietz says, "to gain insight, and to 
mmister to one another and to the 

For most people, practicality is a 
major factor in style. As college stu- 
dents, our standard of style is — and 
should be— geared toward class- 
room attire. But this doesn't mean 
that we can't be on the cutting edge 
of fashion. On the contrary, I think 
that Southern can be the first to 
introduce a new fashion item by 
simply cornering the market on 
something vital lo our very exis- 
tence: tlie student ID card. Because 
we all have one and use it at least 
1,000 times a day, 1 think that the ID 
-nrd, or rather the storage of it, 
'nuns a great opportunity to really 
■ I vour style show. I don't know 
liiuiil you, but I really hate fishing 
around in my backpack in search of 
the ever-elusive ID card. So, I have 
come up vrith a list of fashionable 
ways to keep our ID cards handy. 

For the sporty type: I think 
that someone should design a base- 
ball cap with an ID card holder on 
the bill. That way, you can show sup- 
port for your favorite team, cover a 
bad hair day, and keep your card 
handy with one easy item. 

For the trendy: Use the back- 
side of your sparkly western belt 
buckle to prop up your ID card. This 
is perfect because you can both see 
and have easy access to your card at 

all times. 

For special occasions: There's 
nothmg more annoying than carrv 
mg around your ID card in yoi 
hand at church or vespers because 
you don't have pockets. Just think 
how much easier and more atlrac 
five It would be if we could have a 
nicely decorated purse that was 
exacdy the size of the ID card. 

For the lazy: Just get your num- 
ber and bar code tattooed on your 
hand. The deans will understand. 

For the brand conscious: In 
my opinion, this is the most likely to 
happen. All Southern students who 
wear Abercrombie and Fitch should 
boycott the store until they begin 
selling tiny ID card holders tliat clip 
to your backpack. If boycotted by 
Southern, Abercrombie's stock 
would drop one million points in a 
day and the company would have no 
choice but to yield to our mighty 
power. Refuse to buy the card hold- 
ers unless they cost at least SlOO 
and have the letters A&F across 
both sides m huge orange letter. 

I really thmk that these ideas \^i!l 
work. We can get the School of 
Visual Art and Design to design the 
ID card holders, the School of 
Business to handle finances, and 
the Student Association to put out 
the money for initial production. 

Just think of the possibilities! 

Operation Christmas Child 


shoebox distribution deadline 

Friday, November i6 

Contact Garrett Nudd, 238-2840 

THURSDAY, November 8, 2001 

Discoand bell-bottoms dominate in the 1970s 

-—r-- were also in style and were often wn„lH .-i,, ^.,- ., . ^ ' 

Picture yourself in bell-bot- 
toms, platform shoes, a white 
jisco suit, and you're ready for a 
ride back to the 1970s. 

Clothing styles were quite 
unique during th 

ityle and were often 
wui 11 when exercising. 

After getting all decked out in 
bell-bottoms and tie-dye shirts 
people needed something cool to 
do. Among the cool things to do 
was telephone booth stuffing. Tlie 
stuffing started on colleg 

basis. They went with 
especially the popular tie-dye 
shirts. Platform shoes, which are 
in style today, were usually worn 
with the bell-bottoms. 

Tlie disco uniform was in full 
swing during the 1970s. It was 
usually worn to parties and disco 
dubs. These suits, which were 
usually white, included a vest, a 
jacket that went over the vest, a 
butterfly collar shirt, and bell-bot- 
tom pants. Nylon jogging suits 

Bell-bot- " "" V.U..VKC L 

everyday P"^"!^- TTie record for stuffing 
■erything "■""'"' "» ''^ "" = -"-- ' 

reported as 25 on a college ..... 
pus in South Africa. This fad soon 
died out and was replaced with 
Volkswagen Beetle stuffing. 

If stuffing 
fun, there were always little trin 
kets to play with. Pet rocks and 
mood rings became popular dur- 
ing this time. Pet rocks were sold 
in a little box with a piece of straw 
and required love and attention. 
Mood rings were supposed to be 
able to display feelings. The color 

^:^^1^XTXZ::iZ "^"^^Tt^^^ celeb^tions Of the earth such as 

a popular novelty at this time fhk Lw, ri, T = i^"'"'"^ ^^"^ ""l"- 
Many enjoyed watching the heated Stevie W H ' ^'"t^"''^- ^^"^ ^"-l ™^ » PW"'" « in 

float from top to bottom „sde J ck „n tanfof r' ,"'1;'"' ""= ™^- " "= '='-'='^"'^'' ™ AP^l 

>e glass globe. i',""; S "' *^,.""sl^ fr™ 22. On Earth Day people did such 

the 70s are sbll recording today or things as wear gas masks to 

have made successful comebacks, demonstrate their concern about 

lhe70sisntcompletemthout pollution and their desire for a 

the hippies. The hippies were cleaner Earth. 

a°nTdrt,s?''r'!I°T''°"'' "^"^ ^'^"'"S ^"=1 -"^"»l 

and drug use. Despite the nega- events took place during the 

tives, the hippie population had a 1970s. Fashion, society aiTd the 

Zll^^ ,'°'^t1'"^ ''""' ''"""' ''^ "'*^'''' ='■'= ^f"'! iunuenced by this 

mhabitanls. Their concern led to decade today. 

of the gli 

Of course, the media was acdve 
during the 1970s. A few of the 
Academy Award ivinners included 
■Patton,- The Godfather," and 
"The Godfather II." "Star Wars" 
hit the big screen in 1977 and had 
. a successful run. On TV the big 

llTUt^'j} "^^ '"*"!■' :^>'=™ and Shirley," 
Bonanza. "Hawaii Five 0," 
"Gunsmoke." "All in tlie Family, 
"Dukes of Hazzard" and 'Three' 

The music charts also included 
big hits. One of the successftil 
groups was Creedence Clearwater 
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There IS a Difference. 

The Southern Accent 

Thursday, November 8 



Rachel Bostic 
Editorial Editor 


Music should celebrate 

We have many musically talent- 
ed faculty members here at 
Southern— but I have never known 
one to rap. 

Yet thaf s what one Harvard pro- 
fessor is known for. 

Cornel West, a prominent pro- 
fessor of African-American studies 
and philosophy, has released a hip- 
hop CD, entitled "Sketches of My 
Culture," according to the 
November 6 issue of the 
Chattanooga Times Free Press. 

The disc was released in 
September on Artemis Records, 
which also holds contracts with 
rapper Kurupt and the Baha Men of 
"Who Let the Dogs Out" fame. 

In his CD, West focuses on pride 
in black liistory and culture, and 
chastises those who degrade them- 
selves by focusing on violence, sex, 
drugs anti money in their music. 

■^e can raise these questions to 
the artist. Don't you have some 
other things on your mind?" he 
said. "Because any serious artist 
will think about life — sometimes 
that dimension of life might be 
something that we disagree with, 
other times it will be something we 
agree with. We want the artist to 

It's about time. 

Popular music nowadays is over- 
run with defeating lyrics. Before 
rap and hip-hop fans get angry that 
I am singling out their music, hear 
this: ifs everywhere. If s not just 
rap. After all, Britney Spears' lat- 
est, "I'm a Slave 4 U," doesn't do 
much to guide the moral compass. 

It is time for artists and musi- 
cians to take responsibility for the 
way they affect Americans-espe- 
cially young Americans. It is said 
that the music one identifies with 
the most and remembers the 




e that this 
1 make it into 


lar when they we 

time most of us 

While I'm not 

Harvard professor 

the big time and be doing stadium 

concerts any time soon, I think that 

he is on the right track. 

Lest we try to blame it all on the 
popular bands of the hour, remem- 
ber that we must take responsibili- 
ty for our own actions as well. 
With our capabilities of choice and 
free will, in the end it is ourselves 
we must blame for pushing this 
damaging music to its popularity. If 
we want to stop the violence, we 
must do what Dr. West did — cele- 
brate instead of decimate. 

Slow down. Take time. 

Rachel Bostic 


L Enn 

I'm a toe tapper. I bounce my 
foot or drum my fingers. 1 clench 
the steering wheel and grit my teeth 
an{l squint my ryes a lot. 1 bite my 
nails. I walk fast loo. I guess you 
could say I'm a Ddgeter. 

I'm always in a hurry. Five min- 
utes before class is over I'm packing 
up my books, regardless of whether 
1 have to be anywhere immediately 
afterwards. I don't like waiting in 
line in the cafeteria, even if 1 have no 
place to be. 

It's hard for me to be patient and 
calm. It's nearly impossible for me 
to sit still. I'll do it for about five sec- 
onds and tlien next thing I know, 
the old leg starts bouncing up and 
down. I always want to hurry up 
and get tilings done so I can do 
what I really want - only I hurry 
through that too, 

I type too fast sometimes-too 
fast being when I misspell words 
like my name. I write too fast and 
leave out letters. I read too fast and 
have to go back and re-read to learn 
what 1 missed. I talk too fast for 
some people to understand. 

Someone took down the clock in 
the Campus IQtchen the otlier day. 
That makes me nervous. How will ! 
know how lale 1 am? It doesn't mat- 
ter tliat tliere's a huge clock right 
outside the window or that I'm wear- 
ing my watch. I have to know what 

What am I in such a rush for? 

In all honesty, I don't think it's 
just me. I think we, as a culture, are 
always in a rush. We're irritated 
when someone drives slower than 
the speed limit or when someone 
talks too slowly. And it's not always 
about money, either. Sometimes 
we're in a hurry just for the sake of 
being in a hurry. 

Tliere's no rush. There's no 
pressing issue or chore to be done. 
And we don't use the time we gain 
from rushing to sit back and reflect. 
We have to hurry through that too. 
We join too many clubs, participate 
in too many activities, dash to Wal- 
Mart or the mall, and then worry at 
night if we got it all done. 

Are we happy for all our rush- 

I notice people whose lives are 
slower, who don't pay attendon to or 
rush toward all the things of the 
world. Ttiey speak slower and lis- 
ten longer. They watch sunsets and 
sunrises, and sometimes just stop to 
pay attention to the weather, no mat- 
ter what time of day. 

The world does not live in these 
people the way it does tliose of us 
who rush. They count time accord- 
ing to tlieir own internal clocks. 
They can be still and silent and 

One of the greatest tests of a 
friendship or romantic relationship 
is whether you can be silent with 
one another. Perhaps one of the 
greatest tests of knowing ourselves 
is the ability to be still and quiet 

Thumbs up on the Fall Festival. It's a great idea for 
SA to come up with a way to celebrate fall holidays. 
Having more than one hayride tractor was great 
because everyone got a chance to ride, and the food and 
music set the mood really well. 

Thumbs down on Fit Zone closing. While it might 
be a neccesary move financially, the closing wiU affect 
many Southern students and faculty who took advan- 
tage of having a good gym nearby. Plus, several 
Southern students are now looking for new jobs. 

Thumbs up on the wellness program. Despite the I 
promenade supper fiasco, it's a great idea to try to gej | 
students to work on their health and lifestyle habits. I 
think the weUness mile idea is really great and 1 encour- 1 
age all of you out there to help m6et the circumferentf | 
of the earth goal. 

Tliumbs down on the voice mail system. Its aut^ 
mated clock is seventeen minutes slow. Also, so^ 
times messages aren't received for days or at all. in I 
problems should be simple to fix, so why doesn't sonie | 
one take care of them? 

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Need advice? 
Ask Dr. Mom! (see page 7) 


November 8, 2001 

Sausagesweaters are not for^r^T^pei^ation^^^^^ 

^^^^^^^'^'' ""Crj-,--«-,, «.„.,,__,„_, ^i^^^^^ion security © 

Blanket to the rescue 

. "'^°P^- Sorry. I can't do that You 

Iboaght a brown, sparkly turtle- T,„„^°_f''°PP'"f SrsL" 

neck from Old Navy. 

I thought it would match one ol 
my skirts. \\Tien I got home, I dis- 
covered that it did match quite nice- 

I looked up at him and shoved 
the receipt across the counter. I did- 

!ook like 

But it made 
So I decided to return it. 
It was one of those days when 
everything seemed too big to han- 
dle: I was behind in all of my classes 
and I had a million things to do. But 
before I did anything else, I had to 
return this stupid, sausage sweater 
so I'd have money in the bank to 
prevent my rent check from bounc- 

ll really bothered me to know 
ihat 1 could even resemble a 
sausjigi'. whether it was the turtle- 
neck diat caused it or not- I just 
wanted lo get that thing out of my 
life for good. I even had my receipt. 
The guy behind the Old Navy 
counter looked suspiciously chip- 
per. Maybe he was new. I didn't 
care. All I wanted to do was return 
tlie shipid sweater so I could tend to 
more important matters. 

"Hi. I need to return this." I 

handed him the bag with a forced 

smile and proceeded to dig in my 

purse for the crumpled receipt 

He grinned. Oh no. I could see 

being overwhehned. It 
""vJ been a long day. And what was 
ai's person trying to do. ruin my 

We Rum my day? I was frustrated 

^1 did what every female would do Joe Earl 

under the circumstances. Counm^ 

' cried. ~^F~^^ 


porting this operation 
location often, at least weekly, 
practice covert ops and various vic- 
tim resuscitation maneuvers, 
including but not limited 


"Sa^eal'L'^' repeatedly to what would happe7irsome ^Tdy always popular CPR. Thes'e peopi. 

Life is biffeer than «,. a t ,. fl'°"''' ''"''"" '^^'"^ ^^ Southern. ""^^^ """^^ "*^'"' '" '^"^'='- '" ""^'^ 

" sweater Syndrome" would bravely rescue the fallen' 

When you let life even now? While tire answer to the 

what ha 

engulf and overwhelm 

You end up crying' over stupid 
thmgs. You become angry and irra- 
tional. You feel panicky and lost and 
freaked and lots of other bad things 
And lastly, you feel shipid about it 
because really, who cries because a 
salesperson is giving them a hard 

If there is one thing I've learned 

over the past few months, it's this- 

and nothing life cannot be lived in happiness 

ivithout letting God handle things 

n't have time 

patience was short and time 

the essence. 

"I like the si 
is wrong with it- 

though my thing 

about the "Markdown 
Madness Sale," and didn't I see the 
sale racks and all the great deals 
today? Of course f had time to shop, 
didn't I? 

Yes, I saw the sale signs. And no, 
I didn't have time to shop. I was in a 
hurry. I began to get that panicky 

with the gung-ho Old Navy sales- 
person was weird and just plain stu- 
pid, it let me know that I was over- 

It was time for God to take over. 

And next time, I'm going to try 
the sweater on before I buy it 

Gender stereotypes are necessary 

I throw like a girl. I run Uke a girl. 
Md I jump like a girl. I like sports, 
wen though I am a girl. And I play 
like it 

There are few girls who can play 
at the level of intensity guys do. I 
enjoy d-ying, but that doesn't alwav>. 
M it The last time I died to play ill 
TO guys' level, I got a broken coilai 

II wasn't my fiiult really. I wa^ 
Pniini! tackle keep-away (think 
'"*' "illi my guy friends one day 
« I had tlie ball. I saw the tackle 
Mmmg, but it didn't scare me. I had 
'«n tackled before with no ill 

to. But now I have a crooked 
Mtobone Oiat proves this time was 

Females were created differently 
»^ffl males, and God intended us to 
^^■Wferent roles in life. There are 
?»■"? things that most men can do 
«terU,a„ women (like handUng a 
Mme,t '■'^*''^''="'i there are 
^f things that most women can 

h»l ""^^ ^^^ keeping a 

^}^y\ order). 

should expect women to cook and 
clean at their demand, or that 
women should expect all men to be 
tough and athletic. We all deserve to 
be freated with respect no matter 
our strengths and abilities. 

stereotyping humanity as a whole, 
Why must women who aspire t( 

first question lies beyond my knowl- 
edge, I have a suspicion that tlie 
answers to tlie last two lie no far- 
ther than the front of Thatcher Hall. 
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, 1 
• that you may find both a 

As a society, we've been trying to 
break away from stereotypes. We've 
established that we are all created 
equal and that women and men 
should have equal rights and 
employment opportmiities. But in 
the process of getting away from things go wrong, 
specific stereotypes, it seems we are 

be housewives feel as though they plentitude of heroes-to-be as well as 
don't stack up to their business sufficient preparation for any 
executive peers? Why has society impending crisis in that very loca- 
shaped the family into one where lion and on many occasions, espe- 
both parents Gf tliere are two par- cially when the night is dark and the 
enis) are expected to work? When air cool, patriotic fervor is al its 
did "housewife" cease to be a peak. In fact, it was several years 
respectable life ambition? afio that a bold, protracted opera- 
God created men and women for tion, known as Operation Security 
balance, Children need a faUier and Blanket, was inilialed, 
a mother. iVIen need wives and Members of Ihe elite corps sup- 
women need husbands. If God had — 
intended us all to be identical to one ^^ . _ f-.r^-p. 
anotlier, he would have created us CAREER FHOM P.I2 
diat way. Instead, he intended us to .^^— ^^^^— ^^^— ^^-^— 
work together as a unit, compli- in the case of our names we can 
menting each odier's abililies, not claim non-congnum. HonesUy, tliere 
competing to prove our own skills. should be a law banning parents 
We are all individuals with differ- from giving certain names to their 
ent dreams and ambitions. Not all children. Judging by the names 
men want to be football stars and not they pick, I'd swear tiiat some of 
all women want to be housevnves. these parents had never been chil- 
No matter our desires, there is a dren. No one should be allowed to 
place for us in this world. God name thefr daughter '^aynette" or 
knows what is best for us and knows "Freddella," or their son "Sunshine" 
which mate would be best for us. or "Carrol!" or "Sue." Uke names, 
His plan is faultless. Only when when you settle on the nght ( 
humans fry to alter his 

often in public, in order 
to most effectively display their 
affection for the well being of socie- 
ty and country, but at times they 
can even be found in more private 
locations, one of which has been 
cleverly code-named the Garden of 

Those involved in this important 
operation have always had a deep 
desire to be ready for a crisis at any 
time, but this has especially been 
the case during these frying times. 
Bold and fearless, they are willing 
lo even cast aside the tried and frue 
metiiods of victim revival in search 
of other methods. Some of the com- 
monly seen variations to the foun- 
dational CPR theme include such 
clever innovations as using the 
tongue instead of the index finger to 
check for obstructions in the back 
of the throat, and using full body 
massage to restore circulation to 
the exfremities. 

lliere are some who would com- 
plain, rashly stating that these prac- 
tice sessions outside Tliatcher or in 
the Garden are a little noisy and a 
touch distracting at times, but hey, 
in times of crisis, sacrifices have to 
be made; and if these are the only 
sacrifices we have to make, I'm all 
for it. I for one will sleep well 
tonight, knowing that someway, 
somehow, we will be more than pre 
pared for any disturbing happen- 
ings tiiat may occur on this campus. 
And more than Uiat feet alone, we 
all can lake pride in the knowledge 
Ihat there are still people willing to 
sacrifice time and energy to make 
certain their skills are adequate to 
meet the challenges of tiie days In 


Advantage: You get to share your 
opinions a lot, 

Disadvantage: You have to read 
the opinions of dead guys, some of 
which were raised by mothers 
stricter than yours. 

Advantage: You finish in four 

Disadvantage; After graduation 
you realize that you may not be able 
to support your family and you wish 
that you were a doctor. 


Advantage: Your parents like 
your work- 


ipplies to Southern 

students only. 
°«^"''<=ry closes at 11 p.m. 


Better Ingredients. 
Better Pizza. 

Large Pizza 
One Topping 


you know ii 

All majors have their benefits 
and their disadvantages. Here are a 


Advantage: You get to be a doc- widen your range, . 

tor. People call you 'doctor* and you ^ash choices {i.e. don't drop dial 

have 'doctor' things, class you haven't been studying for. 

Disadvantage: While you may stock up on art supplies, or burn 

have more money than an English your Physics text book); choose 

major, by tiie time you make it youll your future carefully 
be too old to enjoy it. Until then, Legos anyone? 

So as we all continue on our 
quest for an identity and a paycheck, ^\ 
widen your range, and don't make 


The Southern Accent 


Thursday, November 8, 



Team Watkins edges Team 
Dunkel in men's final, 20-19 

by Josh Townsend 





Packers picked in big game 

week but it wUl be its own little k„ 
tie. Cliris Chandler is one of '■ 
best quarterbacks in football Z 
Mike Vick is waiting in thp ui 
while Dallas has a ,uZZl 
carousel ^ 

Pick: Atlanta 

DuDkel, 13-0 
Duokel, 13-7 
Duokel, 19-7 
DuDkel, 19-13 

Scoring Summary 


Team Dunkel - Jaron Sue 52 pass from Stuart (conversion failed) 

Team Watkins - Jeff Morris 56 pass from Matt Nafic (Morris pass Nafie, i point) 

Team Dunkel - Angel Ogando 1 1 pass from Appcl (conversion failed) 

Team Watkins - Demetrius Birch 65 pass from Nafie (conversion failed) 

Team Watkins - Bryce Reading 40 interception return (Birch pass from Nafie, I point) Watkios, 20-19 



Team Dunkel Appel 21-27 (78%), 211 yards. 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, QB rating: 108.7 
Stuart 4-7 (57%), 67 yards, 1 touchdown, interceptions, QB rating: 137.2 

Team Watkins Miitl Nafic, 8-14 (57%), 192 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, QB rating: 94.9 


Team Dunkel John Appel, 3-23, Jaron Sue, 1-15 
Team Watkins Matt Nafic 2-5 


Team Dunkel Jaron Sue 2-62, Chad Stuart 9-55, Mark Dietrich 4-52, Eric Dunkel 1-40, 

Angel Ogando 2-27, Jeff Badillo 5-22, Scott Callender 2-20 
Team Watkins Demetrius Birch 4-110, Jeff Morris 2-58, Kevin Kerby 1-14, Bryce Reading MO 

Head Linesman: Bob Bengc; Field Judge. John Gless 
Time of Game: 1:05 
Allendonce: 25 

Carolina (1-7) at St- Louis (6-1) 
The Panthers are dead on arrival. 
I would rather watch the synchro- 
nized swimming routine of the 
French nationals who refuse to 
shave then to watch this weak 
game of the week. 
Pick: St Louis 

Green Bay (5-2) at Chicago (6-1) 

The Bears have won the last two 
games in overtime off of intercep- 
tions. How long will their luck hold 
out? The Packers are going to come 
rolling into town for the game of 
the week. 

Pick: Green Bay 

Buffalo ( 1-6) at New England (4-4) 
Drew Bledsoe might have a 
tough time getting that starting job 
back after Tom Brady rocks the 
Bills world this week. Buffalo plays 
well for half a football game but then 
they play in cruise control and gets 
passed in the end. 
Pick: New England 

Team Fulnett downs Team Lutz-Holm 
in women's A League final, 13-6 

Team Fulnett defeated Team 
Lul2-Holm 13-6 in the Women's A 
league championship game 
Tuesday night in a battle of two 
undefeated teams. 

Team Lutz-HoIm took posses- 
sion of the ball first, but quarter- 
back Christina Holm was unable to 
move her offense past the 40-yard 
line against Team Fulnett's defense. 
Team Fulnett's offense stumbled 
early on, as Fern Christensen, 
Team Fulnett's quarterback, threw 
an interception to Holm on Ijitz- 
Holm's 25-yard line. 

Lutz-Holm's offense failed to 
capitalize on Holm's interception, 
advancing only five yards in four 
I After a slow start. Team Fulnett 
came alive. Clary Rojas caught a 20- 
yard pass, setting up Carrie 
Barnett, who ran Eve yards for a 
touchdown, making the score t>0. 

Holm tried for a big play in 
answer to Team Fulnett's touch- 
down, but Barnett intercepted the 
pass at the 40-yard line. Team 
Fulnett quickly moved the ball 
down Uie field and Rojas caught 
anoUier big pass for Fulnett's sec- 
ond touchdown. Becky Jarnes 
scored die extra point to end the 
halt. Fulnett lead IM at halftime 
witli team Lutz-Holm having failed 
to pass midfield. 

At the beginning of the second 
half. Team Lutz-Holm pulled its 
defense together, forcing Team 
Fulnett to punt. Julie Clarke 
replaced Holm as quarterback but 
had no more success. 

Team Lutz-Holm's defense made 
an exceptional play when Heather 
Tangman defiected a pass into the 
TOtins arms of Tamra Schwarz for 
anoUier interception. However 
Lutz-Holm's offense couldn't make 
any headway against the iron 
defense of Team Fulnett. 

The final minutes of ttie game 

were a contest between defenses. 
After Christensen intercepted the 
ball for Team Fulnett, Andrea 
Kuntaraf picked off Christensen's 

With a minute left in die game, 
Lutz-Holm's offense came to life. 
Holm rehirned to play quarterback, 
and she rapidly advanced her team 
down the field. In literally the last 
second of the game. Schwarz 
scored Lutz-Holm's only touch- 
down, leaving die score 13 to 6. 

"I couldn't believe Uiey scored in 
the last second," Christensen said 
after die game. "But this was the 
championship game, so it had to 

Holm was disappointed at the 
loss. -We've had better games," she 
said. -We didn't play up to our fiiU 

However most of Uie players left 
Ole field m good spirits. "I think we 
had more ftm playing today than 
yesterday when we won." Kuntaraf 

(4-3) at Jacksonville 

No longer the Bungles, the 
Bengals are on the rise, and the 
Jaguars are coniiised. This week 
will be more then a couple of big 
cats playing with a ball of yarn; it will 
be a mauling. 1 just have one request 
for the Bengals, bring back the Icky 

Pick: Cincinnati 

Pittsburgh (5-2) at aeveland (4-3) 
Kris Brown, Steelers kicker, is in 
the doghouse. He needs to get 
things straightened out before 
Sunday, because they might need 
his leg. The Browns need to find a 
way to stop the Bus. but you can't 
stop a bus with a bunch of dogs. 
Pick: Pittsburgh 

• Tampa Bay (3-4) at Detroit (0-7) 
The Buccaneer? need to win big 
and get the offense back from the 
dead this week. Memo to Tampa's 
offense: Keyshawn Johnson is still 
on the field inside the red zone, 
don't run it all the time. 
Pick: Tampa Bay 

Kansas City (2-6) at N.Y. Jets (5-3 ) 
The Jets are looking for the play- 
offs; the Chiefs are looking for the 
off-season. The Jets can't be look- 
mg too far ahead or they might tiip 
over the Chiefs in Uie upset of the 

Pick: Kansas City 

Miami (5-2) at Indianapolis (4-3) 
The two teams that I picked to be 

on top are motoring along in theb- 

wmmng ways. This week, the Colts 

mil hold on in a close one. 
Pick: Indianapolis 

DaUas (2-5) at Atlanta (3-4) 
Almost the weak game of the 

New Orleans (4-3) at San 
Francisco (5-2) 

49ers have sttick gold recenll;, 
while the Saints haven't been acting 
saintly. This will be a game of the 
good the bad and tile ugly 1 pick 
the good. 

Pick; San Francisco 

San Diego (5-3) at Denver (4-4) 
Face it Doug Fiutie is old, they 
are playing in oxygen deprived Mile 
High Stadium and he had a concus- 
sion last week. If the Broncos 
defense shows up. tiie game is i 

Pick: Denver 

N.Y. Giants (4-4) at Ariiona (Ml 
•The Giants looked mediocre la-sl 

week, but the Cardinals always do. 
Pick: N.Y. Giants 

Minnesota (3-4) at Philadelphii 

The Vikings argued with tiien> 
selves, got blown out and dien had a 
week off. The Eagles have Ihf | 
engine pumping on all cylinder 
Add the positive and negatives np 

Pick: Philadelphia 

Oakland (6-1) at Seattle (3-4) 

Oakland is rising to tiie lop "» 

Seattle is sinking to the bo«o« 

while building for the i"^ | 

Sometimes miracles happen- 

Pick: Seattle 

Baltimore (5-3) at Tennessee (3-'l I 

The Ravens should have W 
last game, but the Titans sqoes 
out a win. Oneteamissta< 
while the other is coming m^ | 
and pulling themselves up W ■ 
bootstraps. Ilikeflieself-helpim | 
Pick: Tennessee 

Last week: M (aP™' 
This season: 61-38 

Mr. Kuntz hopes that ll:e B" 
going to wifi tkeir div^o'g^,. 
Super Bowl, but the cr^'^"^\ 

The Southern Accent 

Calendar of Events 


Tliursday, November 8 

Winter Pre-registration 
8p COMICS (Lynn Wood Hall) 

Friday, November 9 

7:45a Donut Day 

5:40p Sunset 

8p Vespers, Custer and Hoose (Gym) 

Sabbath, November 10 

6a Soup Kitchen departure (Wright Hall) 

9 & 1 1:30a Church Service, Ed Wright (Collegedale Church) 

10:15a The Third, John Grys (lies) 

Something Else Sabbath School (Student Hall) 
1 :45p FLAG Camp (Wright Hall) 

2:30p Chattanooga Music Company (Wright Hall) 

4p CATS Seminar (MiUer Hall) 

5:30p Evensong 

8p Diversions, open gym 

Sunday, November 1 1 

7:30p Symphony Orchestra Concert / Double Credit (Church) 

Tuesday, November 13 

1 la Senior Meeting (Brock Hall #333) 

1 1:30a Drug and Alcohol Week (Cafeteria) 

Wednesday, November 14 

1 la Drug and Alcohol Week (Student Center) 

Thursday, November 15 

11a Convocation, Leo Booth (Church) 

1 :30 Leo Booth workshop (Lynn Wood Hall) 


November 8 

November 9 

November 11 

Anita Aviles 

Adam Brown 

Brooke Potts 

November 13 

Chad Canlrell 

Elalia Warden 

Julie SloU 
Mat! Bcsley 
Michelle Tabarrejo 

Royce Brown 

Joshua Knighl 

Timothy Sormin 

Kalhy Congdon 

Karl Reiber 

Tammy Spcnce 

Matt Brodis 

November 10 

Cherly Fuller 

Angela Coney 

November 14 

RoRi-'r Estcvcs 
Steve Henderehedt 

Rachel Cylke 

Betly Neaseu 

Lon Gonzalez 

Ricky Landry 

Dejan Pujic 

Tim Berry 

Ernie Dempsey 

Sharna Clement 

Stephanie Ahl/eld 

Zoc Scott 


I^ue to excessive holiday 
printing at our printer in 
I^alton, Ga., the Southern 
Accent will come out on 
Friday (Nov. 16) next week. 

DECEMBER 2001 SENIORS: Some of yo 

n tolerance, and we just 

ti organizing formally 

have expressed 

as a class (electing class officersr'pS 
this purpose in Brock Hall 333 
Nov. 13. The main duly of the officers \vill"beTo 
choose participants for the graduation program on 
ties that you 

STUDENT WELLNESS: -Put Your Body in 
Motion" T-shirts are on sale in the Campus 
Tuesday, Ministries office; short sleeve ($6) and lone sleeve 
-" ■ ■ ($S). 

for a new phone, you cai for 

representaUve can waive your activation'fee. 
•^^^fyone^associaled with Southern is eligible for a 
.. . ^ .. . ^ ^^^ already 


serving breakfast al tlie Chattanooga Community 

Kitchen this Sabbath al 6 a.m. There is limited 

lid like to sign up space available. The maximum numbers of partid- 

t Claire Nelson al Panis have been reached for this week. If you are 

ormation and our interested about volunteering for future times, stop 

by tlie Campus Ministries office for more informa- 

monthly discount For those o. ^__ ...,„ „,^„., 

have Sprint cell phones, you can ei'ther change your 

plans to the new specials, or just gel under 

Southern's umbrella for your monthly discount vespers, "No Can. No Credit" is the theme. Food 

You can also sign up your parents or family for the wi" be donated to the Samaritan Center's food 

discount The discount depends o . . - 

pie are under SouUiern's umbrella, so tlie discoui 

increases willi more people. E-mail Claire for moi 


DEEP SABBATH: Nov. 10 is our annual trip tr 

available for only $10 if you call 39^9747. More Oakwood College. Tr^sportation is provided ft 
mformation about the group and their first CD is limited amount of people. Sign up on the door of 
available on then- Web site ( - ----- - 

series presented by CATS (the Collegiate Advenlist 
Theological Society) on how to understand and Senate Doi 
apply the Bible to a contemporary life starts this front of Brock Hall and the student c. 
week. The first seminar will be presented by oui 
very own religion professor, Ganoune Diop, or 
Sabbath. Nov, 10. in the Miller Hall chapel from 4 tc 


PREDENTAL HYGIENE: Tie recruiter fron 
Loma Linda University will be on campus Dec. ' 
and 5, Call the Counseling Center at #2782 for ai 
appointment lo interview. 

PREMED SENIORS: The recruiter froir 
Loma Linda University will be on campus for inter 
views Nov, 28-30, Call the Counseling Center ai 
#2782 for an appointment 


Application deadline: 11/28/01 

Test Date: 01/14/02 

Application deadline: 11/30/01 
Test Date: 01/13/02 



Monday, November 12: Tlie Center for 

Learning Success is sponsoring opening night of 

Alcohol and Drug Awareness Week with speaker 

Robert Tave. a student in tiie School of Religion. 

POSmON IN NEW ZEALAND: Are yotJ -n,erewillbejoinlworBhipsat7p.m.andlO;l5p.m. 

Uie Thatcher chapel. 

fired up about Jesus and crazy about youth? Would 
you jump at the chance to live in paradise? If you'i 
looking for an adventure and Uie idea of being 

Tuesday, November 13: Health Services mil 

youth pastor in New Zealand sounds good to you. be showing a video, "Alcohol and Drugs." 

check out the following offer. We, the staff 
Papatoetoe SDA Church', are looking for 
to come and join our energized team of seven. We an 
don't care how old you are (we're more about atti- 
tude than age), we just need you to be able to fit in 
wiUi 18-25 year olds and help them grow tor God's cei 
kingdom, ff you've previously worked in a youth of 

cafeteria during the lunch hour from 11:30 to 1:15 
1. Simulation goggles will be available lo try on 
1 experience what it feels like to be intoxicated. 

WediiesdfQ', November 14: In the student 

Iter from 11 a.m, to2p.m. there will be a display 

paraphernalia that has been seized from 

ministry position you might have an edge on the Soutliern and Collegedale. The county K-9 officer 

lesser experienced, but in the end 
someone who'll give their all for Him- and if that's 
you, you'll receive a hero's welcome. Write to Sue at for further details. 

and one of Uie drug dogs will simulate a drug 

Thursday, November 15: Leo Booth, an 
Episcopalian minister and recovering alcoholic, will 
progressive (ajk at convocation in the church on "10 Insights 
into Creative Living." From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Leo 
Booth will present a more detailed woritshop on "10 
Insights into Creative Living" in Lynn Wood Hall. 

-Papatoetoe SDA Church 
church in Auckland, the largest city of New 
Zealand. With the church seated to maidmum 

capacity at 600 persons, Papatoetoe church is now ^ 

hoping to incorporate a second serince and buUd student Services will provide refi-eshments and has 

new rooms for Bible Study cla.sses on Sabbath donated door 

morning. The church is renowned for its energy 


TROM r. 1 

SL-n, Anthony Vera Cruz urged his felli 
^.-n-iiors to ask their consUtuents how they ^^uz. we .„ 
St iiiiii" ^ ..T-i,'^ 1^ -n iceiiB thnr cnn- OB great to sei 

(eel about the iKue. -Wms an 'S'"^|J« ™ Senate did thii 
cerns everyone on campus, tie saio. hk 
decision to put up new nets on the tennis 

urts was a good one, but that only affected 
? tennis players. This is something every- 
e should be involved in." 
The project seemed to appeal to Sen. Vera 
d see it this year, and it would 
be great to see these monitors and know that 

The Southern Accent 


Rob York 
Humor Editor 

Thursday, November f 


Special: Humor editor in crisis 

For seven days now, I have been 
trapped here in a hidden compart- 
ment on the first floor of Hickman. 
Individually, the smell of the chem- 
istry labs, the bombardment of 
binary numbers, and. most horrifi- 
cally, the daily supply of earth sci- 
ence videos would be bearable, but 
combined they have nearly broken 
my spirit. 

I realize that I have probably not 
been missed. I know that most of 
you think you have seen me sleep- 
ing through class as I always do, but 
it's not me! The biology majors' 
knowledge of genetics and the 
human anatomy ia greater than we 
ever realized! 

Many tilings have been difficult 
to endure since I was ambushed in 
the basement of Talge after having 
si)enl myself with a rigorous 17 min- 
utes of exercise (I was making so 
much progress), '["he treachery of 
some of my Brock compatriots (and 
I know it was you broadcasting 
majors! 1 expected this kind of 
hfiirtvinr frnrii ilif character ariima- 

I n i I ■!' mil from Mthin my 

1m 'i :i.i^ I)een among my 
iiiiiiv Ml [.,,■,,, Inji nothing can be 
worse than llie computing. 

When my nefarious captors 
informed me that I was to endure a 
semester of hitro to Computing 
iliiss, I w;is ;il lirsl upliiiiislic, "Hey, 

UkiI (|(ii'>.ii'i '^(iimkI su |);i(1, IVIaybe 
ilicy'lhra.h iiic .ilmui llir different 
pitfls iif niv I'f, iiiii! Iii)w lo keep 
ERRORS message from popping 
lip " I cm set' ihem laughing llieir 
hni.nii^ Mi. ■MIT laughs now; "Ha! 

^ilh ' iiiiinii-ations major! He 

ihiiilv^ \\v\ .niiially going to learn 
Mirh.'iliiii); iis.-lul!" 

I liiivciii Irarncd that much 
;ib(nil niv cniupuler, but boy, I sure 
liavc learned about tliose algo- 
rithms. You see, an algorithm is a 
way for you lo solve a problem in 
finite number of steps. I'll be sure to 
use tliis if 1 ever escape and need to 
find a date to the Valentine's 

1. Set dates equal to zero, set (g) 
girls to ask on campus equal to 

2, Ask giri to go to Valentine's 

The crazy advantages of 
trying to choose a career 

]osH LUNDQUIST ' ^ J.""^ medicine?). So as yo. ^^ 

GUEST C0L0M^■lsr *'« weighty responsibility in hand 

here are a few things you mig j 

want to jot down and keep with L 
notes from your statistics class for 
easy reference. 

JaiUr and physics guru Jason Ilctob, 
captured humor editor, who Is guilty 

3. After she says no. subtract one 
from giris left to ask and repeat until 
girls left to ask equals 0. 

4. Stop, you are a loser. 

After a few semesters of this, 
supposedly I'd be able to write com- 
puter programs or fix my hard 
drive. Then I wouldn't have to visit 
my computer expert back home for 
his help. Which is good, because he 
isn't thai much help because I have 
a Gateway 2000, which he has less 
esteem for than Steve Baughman 
does for a Noreico © razor set to a 
guard three. When I told the com- 
puter expert that I had a Gateway 
he held the sign of the cross in front 
of him as though he was in an old 
vampire movie trying to ward off 
approaching Nosferatu. That would 
be a great name for a computer, 
wouldn't it? The Nosferatu 2000: it 
only works at night, it attacks other 
computers and dr^ns their memo- 
ry, and occasionally it turns into a 
bat. I'd buy it. 

Mer taking this class. I have 
gained a newfound appreciation for 
computing majors. 1 wish them all 
the luck in the world studying com- 
puters, just as long as I don't have 
to. This shall be my motto for all sci- 
ence courses. For you biology 
majors, I can't say I really care what 
lipids do, but I hope you're out there 
making sure that whatever it is. 
tliey never stop doing it 

I personally am rooting for them 

jghs at the plight of Rob York, 
of joking about Hickman people, 
to make new progress in artificial 
intelligence, so that my computer 


Me: How would you like a steam- 
ing cup of hot chocolate poured 
down your hard drive? 

Gateway: ON SECOND 

Me: And find me a date to ban- 
quet while you're at it! 

Well, here comes Dr. Caviness to 
insert part five in a seven-part 
series about how the population of 
aphids is managed by ladybugs, so 
I'd better stop writing now. If he 
catches me. 111 be forced mto a sec- 
ond viewing of that video explaining 
why the Giant Sloth of North 
America went extinct. I promise 
you, they will all pay for what 
they've done to me. One day they 
will all be forced to memorize every 
poem of last year's Legacy] Or 
maybe that's too drastic. 

Rob York is a senior communications 
major whose date to last year's ban- 
quet spends many nights secluded in 
Ackerman. sliaking her head and 
asking herself. "Wiy?!' 



with Roh York 

From deep inside his cell in the 
Hickman Science Center. Humor 
Editor Rob York \ras able to gain an 
interview with his nefarious jailor. 
Jason Ilelo. They spoke on a wide 
variety of subjects, such as acade- 

mies, physics and scary teacher?; i 
tlie English department 

Rob: How about loosening these 
cuffs a little? 

Jl: Well, Uiat'dbeoneidea, buta 
belliT idea would be hanging you 
from lliem. 

Rob: Wlien can 1 have a bathroom 

Jh As soon as you finish that dif- 
ferential equation. 

Rob; (whimper) OK. enough 
about me. After one semester here at 
Soutliem. you were already a sopho- 
more. Alter two. you were a junior. 

1 was smarter when I was sw. At 
least then I knew what I wanted to 
do. Unlike many httle boys who 
aspired to be fireman, I was aiming 
much higher. I was going to design 

Then somewhere in my adoles- 
cence, I reahzed that I was going to 
have to decide what I was going to 
do. With the exception ofthe few of 
you out there that have known what 
you were going to be smce birth 
(we don't like you), the rest of us 
will be approached by someone, 
either a parent, a teacher, an advi- 
sor, or (I won't mention names) by 
our spouse, and pressured into 
making up our minds. Two basic 
points that have stood out to me are 

1. Choose something that you 
will enjoy. 

2. Whatever you end up picking, 
you probably won't enjoy it. 

However, those of us who 
haven't yet decided how well spend 
our time until the tryouts, dare not 
admit to our indecision. Though 
answers may vary, here are three 
comebacks to: "TVhat are you study- 

#L (Me:) "English." 

#2, "Hey look. Is that Gary 

#3. "I'm a psychology major." 

But since these answers are only 
a temporary solutions (except for 
#2), statistics show that just about 
all of us settle on a major, no matter 
how sensible (did I say anything 

Guys V. Girls 

A guy is lost witiiout a title. So 
when we consider a field we not 
only have to figure out if we're 
going to have fun. but if it's who you 
want to be. It's tough trying to satis- 
fy both conditions. Example: I can 
see myself being a doctor but it's 
just medical school and the part 
about touching other people. Altera 
certain age, a guy is considered un- 
employed if he hasn't settled on a 
profession or finished college (yes. 
working at Blockbuster is consid- 
ered un-employed). Those are the 
only two categories. There's not 
"nice guys," "working guys," and , 
"un-employed guys," just the latter 
two. Gfrls on the other hand have it 
much easier. They can fall back on 
the fact that they're women. And if I 
all else fails, they can always marry j 
one of those guys. 

A boy named Sue 

Choosing a career is like naming 
a baby. Some names you like, some 
you don't but anything is belter 
than "Hey you." Your career is not 
only the first thing asked, but it's , 
how you wilt be remembered (Bob 
the proctologist). It is a reflection | 
on the ones who picked it At least 

See Career, F 9 i 

Top Ten Biology Major Pickup Lines 

10. I think we have got a 

inhibiting hormone. 

chemical bond here. 

4. You Took great! Have you 

9. If I said you had a gol^ 

lost atomic weight? 

body, would you assemble my 

3. Do you know that menior) 


is information retrieved from a 

8. So, wtaf s your genotype? 

past sensory expenence nf 

7. You must be a stimulus, 

been retrieving your expen 

because you've activated my 
sensory receptor. 

ence all day. , 
2. Thafs some DNA sW" 

6. Some people say I look like 

you've got there. 

Gregor Mendel. 

1. You belong in mV """^ 

5. You've overpowered my 


What exacUy are you trying to prove? 

JI: I'm not trying to prove any- 
thing, thafs just the way it happened. 

Rob: Are all physics majore show- 

]1: Well, if you consider balancing 
meter sticks off of your nose showing 
off, then yes. 

Rob: When can I have food beside 
just bread and \vater? 

JI: I might get you some chocolate 
on Einstein's birthday 

Rob: (whimper) How many peo- 
ple know tliat were cousins* 

JI: About 5.836 percent of the stu- 

dent body 

Rob: Don't they pick up on the 
similarity in height and complexion? 

JI: Yeah, 1 wonder how that works 

Rob: Can I be released to turn in 
my draft for expository writing next 

JI: Only if accompanied by two 
guards armed with potato guns, lest 
you try to escape. 

Rob: Are you sure thafs enough? 
The expository writing teacher 
might get them. 

JI: Better make it a whole platoon. 

Rob: How can I bargain'** 

release? .,,;-„ s I 

JI: (Pause) Are you.™*, J 

dress up like a chicken m | 

convocation? ii* 

Rob: Sure, Ben MarSn «».; 

something to upstage tne '■', 

just want to put this feud Df " 

so I can go back to more i" 

things,Jike feuding with M" 

JI: Yeah, sure, why not- ^J 

Rob: Hey Ja^"" ■•»^" 

Ciiristmas? . 

JI: Just don't ask what the 

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Southern Accent 


November 16, 2001 


Volume 57, Issue 10 

Southern mourns loss of Karen Minner 

Friends remember Karen 
as "upbeat and funny" 

Karen Janeen Minner, a 2001 graduate of 
Soutliern. passed away Nov. 8, 2001 of com- 
plications from a recently acquired Ulness. 

"She was just a real sweet person and 
everyone liked being around her," said Ian 
Wilkinson, graduate student in the school of 
counseling, and former academy friend. "She 

to May 2000, between 
her junior and senior 
year at Southern, 
Minner served ;is a 
student missionary, 
teaching fourth grade 
at tlie mission school | 
in Pohnpei. 

"Her students really 
liked her," said Rachel Ij)mbard, senior fami- 
ly studies major and former missionary to 
Pohnpei witli Minner. 

The funeral was held Saturday. Nov. 10, 

See Minner, P. 2 

Knrcn Mir 

'it Zone closes its doors 

The public exercise facility closese to 
»nlhern lias gone out of business, leaving 
"my students and faculty without a conven- 
'Enl place to exercise. 

Fit Zone Family Fitness Center posted a 

"M of closure on the front doors of the 

^Uly. located in the Winn-Dixie shopping 

^PM »n Apison Pike. "As of 5:00 p.m. on 

l«»™ber 2, 2001, Fit Zone Family Fitness 

T™ 's closing its doors. With much regret, 

^"nations regarding the sale of Fit Zone 

iJl ° ""successful. We are extremely 

■^PPointcd that we can no longer provide 

K, „ ""s and programs which so many of 

e hTr""^ *'''"' '='=™ a* to enjoy over 

St live years.- Fit Zone management 

r",. "> comment further. 

"> »ery disappointed that it's closed. It 
'cwlar part of my daily routtne and 1 

miss it very much," said Jud Lake, professor 
of religion and a former member at Fit Zone. 
"I really enjoyed the place. It was a part of my 
daily routine Sunday through Friday It was 
an excellent facility in terms of the equip- 
ment. I especially enjoyed my Friday after- 
noons in die steam room. It relaxed me for 
the Sabbath." 

Fit Zone offered its members a discounted 
membership to die YMCA, but the travel Ume 
to die Shallowford facility takes too long, 
Lake said. "Nodiing is as convenient as Fit 
Zone was." Now he has been exercising on 
the treadmill at Soutiiern's gym, swimming in 
die school's pool or just exercising at home, 
Lake said. 

Holly Graves, junior wellness major, used 
to work out at Fit Zone every day 

"I'm disappointed ttiat Fit Zone closed," 
said Graves, who had been a member for 

See Fit Zone. P. 2 

Garver, Kochis and Brady to 
interview for city manager 

City Commission picked 
three candidates out of the 11 that applied to 
proceed in the application process for city 

Phil Carver, dean of the school of physical 
education at Southern; Joe Kochis, consult- 
ant; and Neil Brady, vice president for finance 
at Georgia-Cumberland Academy, will be 
asked to interview with the commissioners. 

Carver, a Collegedale resident for 28 
years, was encouraged to apply for city man- 
ager by several odier residents, he said. 

-I care about this little community pro- 
gressing well, moving forward in a positive 
way" Carver said. "It is very easy for me to 
want to see Collegedale achieve its potential. 

I'm committed to Collegedale." 

Kochis and Brady were unable to be 
reached for comment by press time. 

However, not all the commissioners think 
all three of the candidates are qualified for the 

"We need someone vrith city manager or 
public relations experience." Mayor Tim 
Johnson said. "We will have to educate them 
over the next six to 12 months over how Ithe 
city] works. There are a lot of things you need 
to know about in public versus private sec- 
tors, things you need to know to effectively 
run and manage the city." 

Commissioners Jim Ashlock and Jimmy 
Eller were unable to be reached by press 
lime, Commissioner Chuck Whidden declined 

See Manager, P. 2 

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sponsored by the 

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•^e greatest part of our happi- 
ness depends on our dispositions, 
not our circumstances." 

~ Martha Washington 



Friday, November 


V will be ( 
public. Johnson said. 
^^.^_^_^_^_^^^^^ They've never gotten us togelh- 
pr to determine what we're going to 
10 comment erio ueicmuiiL ^u^,, anH 

The commission will decide be offering m terms of salary and 
when and how to interview the can- benefits." Commissioner Fred 
didates at the regularly scheduled Fuller said, "^e have to do that 
meeting Monday. Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. before .--".-.«, 

Top city manager candidates and experience 

Phil Garver 

Dean, School of Physical 
Education, Health and Wellness, 
Southern Adventist University 
Director of Employee Wellness, 
Southern Adventist University 
Associate Professor of Health and 
Physical Education, Southern 
Adventist University 
Teacher, Physical Education and 
Health. Gymnastics Coach, and 
Director of Intramural Sports, ML 
Vernon Academy. ML Vernon, Ohio 

Neil Brady 

Vice President for Finance / 
Treasurer, Georgia-Cumberland 
Academy, Calhoun, Ga. 
Treasurer / Chief Financial Officer, 
Iowa-Missouri Conference of 
Seventh-day Advenlisls 
Vice President for Personnel, 
Carolina Conference of Seventh- 
day Advcntisls 

Undertreasurer / Assistant 
Treasurer, Carolina Conference of 
Si'venlli-day Adventists 
Assistant Treasurer, Georgia- 
Cumberiand Conference of 
Seventh-day Adventists 
Legal Assistant, Florida Conference 
of Scvenlli-day Adventists 

Internal Trust Auditor, Florida 

Conference of Seventh-day 


Assistant Corporate Secretary, 

Florida Conference of Seventh^lay 


Joe Kochis 

Manager of the Southeast Region, 
ViewCast Corporation, Inc., 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Vice President of New Business 
DevelopmenL Modular Industrial 
Computers, Inc.. Chattanoooga, 

Vice President of Business 
Development / Sales, Management 
Services, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Director of Loss Prevention. 
McGraw Edison Company, Rolling 
Meadows. Dl. 

Other Ci^ Manger Candidates 

• Sammy Rich, Villa Rich, Ga. 

• Don Stewart, Jasper, Tenn. 

• Luther Palmer, Collegedale, Tenn. 

• Charies McCollum. RusselMle, Ky 

• Eddie Avant, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

• Dave Brummel, Delano, Tenn. 

• Billy Ray Patton, SprinR Cily, Tenn. 

• Robert W. Hammill, Chattanooga. 

The Southern Accent 

Daniel Olson, editor 

Tarah Solie, managing editor 

Debbie Batlin 

Joe Earl 

Steve Baughman 

Kristen Snyman 

Dan Kuntz 

Jared Tliurmon 

Rachel Bostic 

josh Townsend 

Alejandra Torres 

Rob York 

Kyle Baldwin 

Heidi Tompkins 

Cady Van Dolsoii 

Neal Smith 
Coi-c EiinoK 

Sam Covarrubias 

Jason Arnold 

Laura Gates 

Nathan Zinner 

Jolene Harrell 

Heather Durst 

Tressa Carmichael 

Jen Page 

Misha Birniele 

Brian Wiehn 

Melissa Turner 


Melissa Campbell 


Rochelle Spears 

Carolina Quintinilla 

David Leonard 

Sarah Pester 

Jason Ileto' 

Dennis Ne^n 

Harmony TiUerson 

Dennis Mayne 

Students to visit NYC during 

Business, visual art and social work students to tour "The Big Apple 

Louis Ucht «nd Djniel Olson 

Nb^-s Reporter / EprroK 

For the 26th and final year, Ed 
Lamb, chair of the Social Work and 
Family Studies department, wdl 
lead a group of students on a visit 
of New York City dunng 
Thanksgiving vacation. 

"We visit New York City to study 
ethnic populaUons. to look at urban 
issues and problems, and to feed 
the homeless on Thankgiving 
Day," Lamb said. 

More than 70 students from 
three different departments will 
visit New York City during 
Thanksgiving vacation, as the 

School of Visual Art and Design 
and the School of Business join the 
Social Work and Family Studies 

"We plan to look at business in 
[New York City], the world's busi- 
ness center," said Ben Coolidge, 
professor in the School of 

The students from the School of 
Business will visit various business 

chance to visit New York r:. I 
learn about difterem -.' "' I 

said Josh Townsend, 


The School of Visual' , 
liesign plans to visit museum, 
theatres. They will |ear„ , 
visualizing art and 

"The reason 1 
involved with the 

establishments, including the New world," said Rachel Komoi 

around ft, 

York Stock Exchange. They will 
also check out the upscale stores 
on 5th Avenue and learn about 
short-term investing and how to 
market products. 

"I'm really excited about the 

major. Komorowski.i 
travel to New York for the thn 
time with Southern. 

The students will ],,„ 1 
Saturday, Nov. 17, and return li 
Southern on Sunday. Nov 25 

Fit Zone 

more than a year "Now I'll have to 
Gnd another health club to fill the 

In the meantime. Graves works 
out in Thatcher Hall. She's still 
frustrated and annoyed about the 
lack of communication from Fit 

"I didn't get any notification 
[about the closing] until after Fit 
Zone closed," she said. 

The closure notice on Fit 
Zone's doors said a letter explain- 
ing membership status would be 
mailed to patrons. Lake said he 
has not received a letter yet. but he 
assumes his membership fee will 
not be deducted from his bank 
account for this month, he said. 

Taking action on the proposal 

for a new wellness center on 
Southern's campus would be the 
perfect solution for the need of a 
convenient, quality exercise facili- 
ty. Lake said. 

"I was always hoping they 
would do that. For me. the Fit 
Zone was something 1 would do 
until Southern got its ovm welhiess 
center. It is especially important 

Phil Garver. dean of the School 
of Physical Education, said that 
basic plans for a welhiess center 
are completed. 

"We've been working on them 
this semester," Garver said. "We 
have a brand new plan, a brand 
new approach." 

While the closing of Fit Zone 
has not affected Garver's own 
opinion about the need for a well- 
ness center, it may have some 

effect on the issue, he said. T l 
would like to think that it will puij | 
little pressure on us to make si 
we get it going." However, he | 
added, "I certainly don't wantar 
one to capitalize on someone ela 

The concept of a wellness « 
ter has been approved by tie | 
administration, and the is 
high on the strategic planning | 
committee's agenda, Garver saii i 

The need for a wellness cenlfr 
is not a new one, he said. "^VeV | 
been needing this for 20 yean, IS | 
for sure." The most important re 
son is that it will improve the quit | 
ity of education for his depart- [ 
ment's students, he said. "^VejuiJ I 
need it from an academic perspec- ] 
live. This will just be the icing od 
the cake because it will meelothEi 
people's physical needs." 


I r.l 

2001 at the Highland View 
Academy Church. More than half 
of the eighteen student missionar- 
ies that served with Karen were 
present for her funeral, coming 
from all across the country to be 
with her family at their time of 

Minner was born Sept. 11, 1977, 

"[Karen] will always 
be a part of us." 

- Ray Minner, father 

Maryland after her May gradua- 
tion. She taught English and math 
at the sixth, seventh and eighth 
grade levels, but around the same 
time she began experiencing symp- 
toms of a mysterious medical con- 
dition. After being hospitalized four 
times over a two-week period, her 
condition became critical and she 
was airiifted to Hershey Medical 
Center, where she passed away 
three and a half weeks later. 

"Karen faced death this week 
with the same courage and grace 

she brought to life." said RJ! | 
Minner. Karen's father, in a 
ing tribute at her funeral. 

"We will go back to our jobsml I 
other pursuits," he added. "IVenil I 
move on to other projecls, Ion I 
new relationships, experience uB I 
aspects of life. But we mil nottas I 
Karen behind, for she ivill alinp I 
be a part of us— a better pari oiK [ 
calling to our better natures, lOsT; | 
ing us to exhibit the humor i 
compassion and love thai s» •' 
us all to her" 

and she lived most of her life in 
Hagerslown, Maryland and attend- 
ed Highland View Academy before 
coming to Southern to study ele- 
menury education. Described by 
her friends as having a love of life, 
Karen had many friends and loved 
ones that will miss her 

While a student at Southern, 
Karen worked in Thatcher Hall for 
too years as a resident assistant 
and one year as a desk worker. 

"She was very upbeat and 
tunny," said Sharon Engel, dean of 
women. "She loved to kid her 
friends and the deans and she 
would get a twinkle in her eye and 
you would know she was going to 
tease you about something." 

She did her job at tlie dorm well 
and her giris loved her, Engel said 

Karen began leaching in August 
at Beltsville Adventist School in 

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Psych class to visit Berlin Wall 

profess or Jon Green t o lead tour of Germany and Austria in May 

. trio, shirlf^ntc f^n a , , ■' 

The Southern Accent 3 

either PSYC 217 

"='""""Sirai foundations of favnrii. „!. . ■ 

Education), PSYC 415 (History and Germ' f 'f '° ™' """ ^'"•'^^• 

>;„.,.„„ „f D....,.-,. , _'_■"'" l^ermany. for ,ts psychological 

jmpact. and Salzburg, Austria. 

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SrnoHd'^? ^"^7 s"o;;dTf gf - of Psycho.ogyi";rEDUC 
Music" Sigmund Freud, Martin ^^t??'""1?„^,^''"'!^^'' 

tour of Austria and Germany will be 
headed by Jon Green, professor of 
education. Green will lead students 
to sites relating to psychology, 
church history, historic events and 
famous people. 

\Vhile the focus will primarily be 
on the early development of psy- 
chology in Europe, Green plans to 
include other sites such as the 
"James Bond Ferris Wheel," so 
Ti-Jiied beeaMse it wis featured in 
one III liis movies. The wheel was 
one oi the first constructed and 
launsls can still ride it. 

Checkpoint Charlie {famous 
checkpoint of the Berlin Wall), the 
Mauthausen Concentration Camp 
and the hotel where Martin Luther 
slaved on his return from friendly 
:apl]vit\' are also on the agenda. 

Green has also scouted out the 
gazebo ihat was featured in the 
"Sound of Music," and students can 
explore the countryside and take a 
bicycle tour of the real von Trapp 

For [he educational aspect of the 

ratory, the birthplaces of psycholo- 
gy pioneers and the site of Frued's 
"dream revelation." 

. . . which psych 

tounsts will see. 

Kimberly Kovach, a Southern 
alumnus, has toured with Green 

«TAr • ■ heioYe, "He's just a riot " she said 

We Visit major areas "^^e wonderful Uiing about 

that imoact tnHav'c ^■"^/"'^tO"^ is that he can take his 

lUipdCl lOaays students to historical spots off the 

news, environment 'beaten trail." 

' The tour will take place May 13- 

28.2002. Anyone interested in join- 
ing the tour should contact Jon 

Have you ever consumed an alcoholic beverage? 

(28 percent) 



- Jon Green, professor 

"By visiting these sites it"s easi- 
er to get in mind the theories and 
impact tiie psychologists made," 
Green said. 

After the initial sites of the day 
are irisited, students will be given 
the opportunity to explore on their 
own. This will give individuals a cations and i 
chance to do tilings related to Uieir required by J; 
personal interests. will go up to $2245 for applications 

Green has ti-aveled to Europe fif- received after tiiat date, 
teen times. "We visit major areas 
that impact today's news, environ- 

Green at 
call him at 396-3200. A complete 
Itinerary can be found at tiie tour 
website, "Pioneers of Psychology" 
at http://educ.southern,edu/tour, 
and brochures are available at 
Summerour Hall. 

The cost of tile tour is $1,995 
and includes airfare, land trans- 
portation, food, accommodations 
and museum enh-ance. Tour appli- 
deposit of §200 are 
15. 2002. The cost 


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Friday, November le, 



Student Missionary Report 

Erin Marburger in Yap 

Debbie Battin. religion editor 
What is the most unique character- 
istics you have noticed about the 
place, people and culture where you 
are serving? 

Erin Marburger In my humble 
opinion, the people here on Yap are, 
in general, more friendly than 
Americans. (Thai is not to say there 
aren't friendly people in America, 
because I have met many.) Here, 
people still wave as they pass one 
another on the road, 

Many of the won 
tops here and mosi 
wear lava lavas (a ki 
around skirt). Some of the 
wear a tliu, which is a kind of wrap 
around cloth or a loin cloth. 

Wlien you go to an unfamiliar vil- 
lage where the people don't know 
you (which is basically everywhere 

of the women 
length wrap 

for me), you need to carry a certain 
kind of leaf and hold it pointing back 
behind you or carry a basket 

DB: What are your surround- 
ings like? 

EM: Yap isn't primitive. I live m 
an apartment witli running well 
water and a stove and shower. My 
apartment has three bedrooms 
where she other girls and I live. 
There is also a kitchen, a living 
room and a bathroom. Some people 
live in hut type homes but a lot of 
the homes I see are like the small 
duplexes that you find in America. 
Some of them also live in apart- 

It definately is beautiful and trop- 
ical here with lush green grass and 
coconut palms. Parts of the island 
are hilly and other parts are consid- 
ered "the bush." 

DB: What do you see as a poten- 
tially big spiritual issue this year? 

EM: Instead of being a secretary 
and librarian as originally assigned, 
I am now a teacher. I teach fresh- 
men world history, freshmen and 
senior practical arts, as well as 
fourth grade English, reading and 
social studies. So I guess adapting 
to the changes is probably the 
toughest thing for me right 
|)niy and ask God 
He definitely ha! 
grade isn't as bad 
would be, 

DB: What has God shown you 
personally so far? 

EM: He has shown me that He 
is true to His word and that He will 
never abandon me. He is always 
there for me to help me through the 

CD Review "Moiiientum" by 

Al£ Torres 

Refuctions Retortkr __^ 

Rapper/songwriter, producer 
and founder of Gotee Records. 
Toby McKeehan of dcTalk has 
delivered his solo debut. Released 
on the ForeFront label, 
"Momentum" hit the streets last 
Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

McKeehan. better known as 
tobyMac. he has consistently 
attempted to push the boundaries 
of musical creativity and raise the 
standard. The key for tobyMac has 
been to never lose the spirituality 
of creating music. 

been. Fourth 
as I imagined it 

In "Momentum," tobyMac has 
managed to use as many musical 
sounds within the_ hip-hop genre to 
completely blow the Ustener away. 
His sound is genuine and authen- 
tic. It's straight up hip-hop without 
being corny. At the same time it 
infuses rock sounds The sound of 
this project is like hstenmg to Limp 
Bizkit, Kid Rock and Nelly 
tobyMac describes his ^ound as 
"fusion hip-hop.' 

The lyrical content of 
"Momentum" contams everythmg 
from strong, spiritual truths to 
strong social issues There s more 

"I'm Yours / Take me 
as I am / I'm Yours / 
So take this space 
between us and fill it 
up again" 

~ toby Mac ("Yours") 

to this project than incredible 

Its message is clear. In "Yours," 
the chorus says "I'm Yours/Take 
me as I am/I'm Yours/So take this 
space between us and fdl it up 

The first track on the album is 
"GetThis Party Started," It's a fun 
track with a fun message: God is 
cool. It says, "Everybody every- 
body in the place to be/Open up 

your mind and let your soul W 
free/I can feel the Most High shin- 
ing on me. so... Let's get this party 
started." One of the tracks 
"Irene." on this project deals ^itli 

strong issues like prejudiie dis- 
cnmmation and abuse 

This project is a collaboration ol 
many known artists such as 
Michael Tait. Pete Steward, and 
Chad Chapin, of Tait, Adrienne 
Liesching of The Benjamin Gate, 
and Kirk Franklin. 

Since the beginning, tobyMac 
has been one of the more influen- 
tial driving forces behind contem- 
porary Christian music. Now, heis 
doing it alone; separate from his 
dcTalk buddies. As in everydiing 
he has done, his spiritual integrity 
is the most important thing to him. 
Educating the masses on social, 
political, and spiritual issues has 
always been part of tobyMac's 
world. In "Momentum," he has 
taken his musical evolution lo the 
next level. 

Adventist churches guarded 
by authorities in Pakistan 

"liir , 

S<rliuii. s.iul 
I uffrr.'d 

s Ihcy wiirvhii 

protection to all 
churches and the reports 
from our pastors in tlie vari- 
ous villages say thai iiolice 
guards are in place outside 
our church buildings during 
all meetings." 

All Seventh-day Adventist 
international personnel were 
witJidrawn from Pakistan in 
September, foUovring advice 
from Pakistani autliorilies 
who continue to maintain that 
any expatriate 
poses a danger 

The Christian community 
in Pakistan, making up two 
percent of Paldstan's popula- 
tion, has been greatly threat- 
ened since tlie war on terror- 
ism began. A report in the 
Knight Ridder/Tribune 

"Our cdrnmuuily is under 
siegf." said Nazir Michael, 
pastor of t^uelta's Adventist 
Church, quoted in tlie Knight 
RidderAlnbune News 

Service re|KirL "We are citi- 
zens of I'akistan. but they say 
our Bible is tainted. We have 
to lower our eyes and tolerate 
this, or we'U be in trouble." 

According to Kendel, who 

is in regular contact with 

Adventist church leaders in 

nlainthat Pakistan, the intimidation 

presence and daily fear among aU 

die local Christians in tlie country has 


"l praise God for tlieir 
courage to even meet and 
worship under such drcuni- 
stances." Kendel said. "Our 
daily prayers are for their pro 
tection and for God's comfort 
in these uncertain limes." 

See what all the talk Is oLoiti 

P^Y, November 16, 2001 

The Southern Accent 5 

David Ring to speak at vespers I want to be respected 

Although victimized by cerebral palsy, Ring chooses to live victoriously 

^TDfaNG ^MwisTRiEs most physical challenges of this 

This Friday, vespers will be pre- magnitude would prove to be a 

cnted by inspirational speaker tombstone, for David, his coming 

David Ring- Few individuals have of age was and remains a mile- 

lenges and adversities of life. 

As you hear David, you will 
laugh and cry You will be amazed 
at his triumph over odds. You will 
be moved to consider your own 


You have never heard a speaker 
quite in.e David. Although difficult ^As one who has not been stifled 
to understand a first, you will by his physical limitations, David 
soon find yourself captured by his dearly states his challenge to 
^^-^_^_^_^_^_^__ everyone, "1 have cerebral palsy 
What's your problem?" 

As a nationally known speaker 
since 1973, David shares his story 
with over 100.000 people each year 
at churches, conventions, schools 
and corporate events. He has been 
featured on numerous occasions 
on several nationally televised pro- 
David and his wife Karen maker 
their home in Nashville, Tenn. 
They are the parents of four chil- 
dren, April, Ashley, Nathan and 
Amy Joy. 

I felt the crushing blows that have 
I besieged David since birth. He 

s born to lose. On October 28, 

)3, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, 
I David was born with cerebral 

Orphaned at age 14, he was cast 
I about from family to faniily, with 

■Dowhere to call home. He endured you WOn't Want tO 
Iconstant physical pain, humiliating 
Ipublic ridicule and constant dis- 
IcouragemenL Yet in the face of 
■these seemingly insurmountable 
■obstacles. Da\dd emerged not vie- 
Itimized, but victorious. 

Life was more than hopeless for 

I until his relationship began 

1 Jesus Christ who taught him 
self-respect and an acceptance of 

i physical challenges. Though 

Ism Luke Mertins helps with dehvery 
room miracle in El Salvador 

"This is a message 

- Ken Rogers, chaplain 

quick wit and warm personality. 
Whether giving a motivational 
message at a sales convention, or 
inspiring church leaders. David 
always focuses on an individual's 
need to conquer the personal chai- 

It all started one peaceful after- 
noon, I was minding my own busi- 
ness in the medicine room, 
attempting to talk to the cleaning 
girls, when the doctor came rush- 
ing back and calmly said,"We have 
a baby coming, get everything 

For a few minutes I frantically 
tried to figure out exactly what the 
idoclor had meant by that state- 
ment. Then she returned and said, 
"Have the lady change into a gown. 

The baby should come in about 10 

After fifteen intense minutes in 
the delivery room, I gently 
grabbed the baby as the doctor cut 
the umbilical cord. The baby was 
blue and purple and could barely 
cough. He was covered in slime 

Fearing for the child's life, I 
began praying silently while I 
transferred him to the table to be 
cleaned and resuscitated. It was 
touch-and-go for several endless 
minutes, but after suctioning, 
ambu-bagging. rubbing and high- 

flow oxygen, the child revived. 

The tension broke and we 
quickly turned our attention to the 
mother who had been virtually for- 
gotten after the child's birth. After 
a quick assessment, the beaming 
mother was handed her child. 

That night I had to spend the 
night in the clinic. As the night 
progressed, the baby's cries grew 
stronger and stronger. By morning 
he was a wonderful waller. Later 
that morning, a happy mother and 
her very alive infant were dis- 
charged from the clinic. 

Church Schedule 

For November 17, 2001 

9:00, 11:30 

10:15 Mike Fulbright 

Celebration of Thanks 


Harailton Corr 

8:55, 11:25 Jose Nieves 

11:30 .-^iidy McRae 

*°«* 9:00,11:30 Don Gettys 

'^^^llt-Hedale Spanish 9:15. 1 1:45 Washington Guambo I'nknown 

pt^difer Gap h^qO Elder Fred Fuller Unknown 

'^"t^edale Korean, D„.n Tnn^.^ l^'nkni 


"Color Me 

Thanksfii\-ing Commun 
"Begging for light" 


8-30, 11:20 

Ryan Jones 
Nefaon Stokes 

Respect I want to be respected. I 
^vant to feel important, special and m 
the right ! want to feel like someone 
can mention my name and smile. 

I am unhappy when I am not 
respected, when I have cause to 
think I'm being looked down on, 
when I feel like Tm not worth some- 
one's time, or when my opinions are 
shoved carelessly aside. Respect is a 
good thing. I need it ! crave it. 

I fry to treat people with the same 
respect I crave from them. I do my 
schoolwork and make sure I fulfill 
my responsibilities. I yearn to foUow 
after the Lord and walk in His ways 
because He loves me. I want to be 
holy as He is holy, perfect as He is 

I want to skip die junk in this 
world and just get to heaven, Tliis 
world has a skewed view of how to 
deal with respect and respectability. 

It is frusfrating to feel like you're 
in love wiUi someone only to be told, 
"1 just like you as a friend." Yes, 
friendship is better than notliing. 

In a way the person may be saying 
he or she respects you, and diat is 
good. It may be a sign that you are 
doing right 

But if you hear diat answer sever- 
al times, you begin to wonder if it's 
your integrity that is making you feel 
so alone. We've all been told that love 
must include respect; respect and 
love go hand in hand. Why, then. 

does it sometimes seem that respect 
can rule out love? 

Maybe it doesn't rule out philos 
(friendship), but it still hurts to think 
that no one returns your feelings. 
Then you remember that God has an 
awesome plan for you. So -you cling 
to respect You keep to the sfraight 
and narrow because the Spirit says, 
"Here is the way Walk in it" 

One thing Tve learned in Social 
Psychology is that Uie people most 
respected are often die least liked. 
The devout and successful Jews have 
historically been hated. The 
prophets were doing just as God told 
them, and they were persecuted and 
killed. Jesus was God, and He was 
killed. And how many martyrs have 
diere been for Uie sake of Christ's 

It's confusing when all our ideals 
seem to come to nothing. Sometimes 
we have to learn that respectability is 
an end, not a means. Respectability 
will not necessarily get us a boyfriend 
or girlfriend, or any friend. 
Respectability will not necessarily 
keep us safe. 

Knowing this, why do I still cling 
to this ideal of respect? Because 
Jesus did. He came to save us from 
our sins. But He came to vindicate 
the Father before the universe. He 
came to paint for us a picture of God. 
Heaven is the ideal men yearn for, 
and heaven is simply the presence of 

Operation Christmas Child 

Last Chance! 

If you missed Friday's deadline, bring your 
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6 The Southern Accent 

Kristen Snyman 

Lifestyles Editor 


Friday, November 

16, 2001 


Catherine Louis and Anthony Vera Cruz laugh 
and roller skate on Accent sponsored bhnd date 

Multi-colored neon lights danced across 
ihe rink and Christian music roared through 
the speakers as Catherine Louis, senior psy- 
chology major, and Anthony Vera Cruz, soph- 
omore public relations major, glided across 
the floor amid much lauKhler and talking. 

Anthony to arrive. A few minutes before meet- 
ing, Catherine and Anthony received mysteri- 
ous envelopes that included the name and pic- 
ture of their evening's companion. 

When Anthony arrived, he presented 
Catherine with a single cream-colored rose. 

"White means romance and yellow is 
friendship." Anthony said beforehand, "I fig- 

Tell [the reporter] only good things!" 
Anthony whispered to Catherine as they 
headed for the door. 

Before disappearing into Daniel Olson's 
minivan, Anthony called out to Catherine, "I 
miss you already!" 

Catherine laughed. 

While riding with Kristen Snyman, 
lifestyles editor. Catherine said that for a blind 
date, Anthony was an excellent choice, "He's 
very easy to talk to," Catherine said. 

"She's seems to be very comfortable," 
Anthony told Daniel. "1 like it that she's not 
afraid to talk." 

At around 8 p.m. both cars pulled into 
Hamilton Skate Place. Anthony paid and they 
headed for the skate rental. 

Both were a bit apprehensive about the 
skating part of their date. 

Carolina QuinunilL 
g — during (Christian Skaic Night. 
■in. and Anthony were participants ""'''}} 7"!;; ^''. ^f"-' f^^here in between." 
I "Accent Blind Date" feature. T^''^ '^^^T ^^^^^^ ""^^^ ''"'' '^"^''^'' "^'^" 

<Mi(ip( waM simple The Accent ""^'y- s"'*o« hands and then ordered Greek 
I lliii't .1 ,1, wiih a guy and a girl ^^^^ ^"^ ^'''^"'^'' ^"^^' ^'^ ^^^^ laughter, 
. !>M, sent two reporters 'hey made small talk while waiUng. 

Now s tlie time when you tell me about 
yourself." said Catherine, breaking the ice. 
Fnr the next half hour they chatted about trav- 
rlim: :iik1 jobs, among other things. Anthony 
•^1 1 111, rl very impressed when he asked a 
UMrsiitin about psychology and Catherine 
kiii'w ilu' answer. 

iimpany and profile 

Carolina Qui 

Catherine opens her envelope in front of 
Cedars CaK to reveal her ACCENT blind date 

Tm not really nervous about tlie date, 
Anthony said before nieeting Catlierine. "1 

"He's a way better [skater] 
than I am." 

- Catherine Louis, modest skater 

Some of the time, the lurking reporters 
and tlie phologrjpher made simple conversa- 
tion a little hilarious. Tliere was more laugh- 
ter than talking at times. But Anthony and 
Catlierine seemed to hit it off well. 

"My favorite music? 1 normally say "every- 
lliing." Catlierine answered. "But what I mean 
is everything but country." 

Wlien Catlierine and Antliony found out 
that they would be going to Christian skate 
night at Haniillon Skate Place, tliey seemed a 
little relieved, 

"I Uiought we were going to be bowling 
tonight." CaUierine said. 

Tliat's the Adventist thing." Anthony 

"Yeali. either that or miniature golfing." 

(the Accent) witli their judgment 

Tlie date began at Cedar's Caf6 as 
Catherine arrived first and waited for 

^eang cauienne. 1 m _ ■ ^""^' "'''i or : 

aftermatli, but I trust ^^^^^le said \vith a grin. 

After eating. U,e t^vo were whisked away ii. 
aarate cars to report how the date had been 


:atherine and Anthony converse at Cedars 
:af^ while enjoying their Greek salad. 

The date is going great." Anthony said. 
is long as I don't make a fool of myself skat- 

"Don't take any pictures of m 
my butt!" Catherine pleaded i 
Quintinilla, Accent photographer. 
up her skates. 

falling on 
I Carolina 

s she laced 

Fortunately for Catherine, that time nr 
came. Catherine and Anthony made a ci 
stant effort to avoid a clumsy fail and s 

So who is the better skater? 

"He's a way better [skaterl than I am.' | 
Catherine said, pointing at Antliony 

"Wliatever!" Anthony answered. "She has- 
n't fallen at all!" 

As the night progressed, Catherine and 
Anthony got more comfortable with their | 
"wheels" and eventually participated 
Hokey Pokey contest. 

"I felt bke I was ten again," Catherine said 

At the end of the night, tliey turned in iheir | 
skates and sat down with the / 
reporters to reflect on their night 

"Both venues went well." Anthony aid- ] 
"And Catherine was so easy to talk mth." 

"The date was very nice," Catherine' ^l'^i- | 
"We had a fun time!" 

New Cedars Cafe offers a 
taste of Mediterrean crusine 

Kristin Snvman 

If you are looking for a new taste .., 
town, visit tlie new Cedars Cafi, a family- 
owned ait. griU and baltery tliat special- 
izes in a "Mediterranean experience." 
Cedars Cafe offers a large selection of 
Mediterranean plates and appetizers, and 
many Items on the menu are .egetarian. 

lUe menu includes a wide variety of 
sandwiches, salads and pizza. Sampler 
plates like the Lebanese vegetarian mker 
have smaller portions of various ethnic 
Items to sample. Cedars Cafe also has many 
Amenc^^foods like cheeseburger anj 

ite,^='"' ?'*\ Popular Mediterranean 
Items mclude hommos, tabouli salad, 

falafels, Caesar and Greek salads, an 
spinach pies. For dessert, cheesecakes M 
baklava are satisfying to the taste bud. 

Prices at Cedars Caf<5 are very re» 
able, ranging on average from S4 for a san 
wich to $10 for a large pizza. ^ 

Customers may dine in. take out org 
their food delivered. Delivery is fr« "" 
S15.00 minimum order. -^ 

Cedars Cafe is on 2265 GunbarrelK"^ 

in Chattanooga, next door to HoU) 

V'<ii:°- .. to»i 

Catherine and Anthonys 
review: The [Greek! salads were ^ 
good but the fries were *e"*™li,is 
The fries come with a spicy sauce, v" 
really good, just a little oily. 

, November 16, 2001 

The Southern Accent 7 

Things you are thankful for 

1 . Salvation 

2. Rice Milk 

Liz Cady 

1. Girlfriend 

2. Friends 

1 . Being able to attend school 

2. That I don't have anthrax 

3. For the people next door who 
clean the shower 

Cynthia Thomas 

1 . A chance to go home 
and wash clothes for 
urn Laura Gates 

1 . 80s music 

2. Mint chocolate 

3. My roommate 

Tarah Solie 
1 . Freedom 

Alan Valenzula 

I. Southern Village 
Jon Sharp 

1. The Mackinac Bridge 

2. Frozen blueberries 

3. My bowling trophies 

Sarah Postler 

1. Being raised in a Christian home 

2. Loving parents 

3. Wonderfiil Christian friends 

Erin Criss 

1 . /\ good people-oriented job 
Gina Thurber 

1 . Snooze button 

Chad Stuart 

1 . My fiance 

2. Elecfricity 

3 The discovery of the cocoa bean 
David Wellman 

I.Mr. Avant's smile 
when I went to pay 
for two tickets 

Bethany Martin 

1. Hot apple cider 

2. Friends I can talk to 
about God 

3. My puppy dog 

Jennifer Black 

t. Family and friends 
2. Welch's grape juice 
Kristin Welch 

1 . Not living in Afghanistan 

2. Friends and family 

Justin Freed 


2. Libert>' 

3. The pursuit of 

Mck Henson 

1 . My last year at Southern 

2. Pm a carnivore, so I can eat 

3. Being an American citizen 

Brent Leggett 

1. Fresh grapefruit 

2. Snowflakes 

3. A loving family and friends 

Emily Eskildsen 

1. Health 

2. The God that sustains me 

3. Good friends, specifically 
Kristin Welch 

David Gordon 

1 . Good grades 

2. Thanksgiving Break 

3. Having a good life 
Christiane Leui 

1 . The Yankees lost 

2. Talge Hall TV room 

3. Thatcher Hall 

Ryan Sargeant 

Imagine Thanksgiving in 
June vsdth no pumpkin pie 

Collegedale Credit Union 

Melissa Turner 

1 III --iTLES Reporter 

' In June 20, 1676. Edward Rawson, my 
iiifllather twenty-one generations 
K'ved, was instructed by the govern- 
cnuncil of Ciiarlestown, to proclaim 
!' -I as a day of tlianlisgiving. 
i i "^. the first Thanlisgiving procla- 
ii'ii was actually made fifty five years 

1^1'' 1621 feast shared between the 
:nnis and Wampanoag Indians. Many 
'i'l'' believe that Thanksgiving 
mi. ■ a traditional feast that Americans 
II lined to celebrate, but the first 
'iiksgiving feast was not repeated 
u lily. The day was not even regarded 
I lianksgiving" by the Pilgrims. Also. 
>' a^l itself did not last for one day but 
ilir.-e days. The date of the first 
iiikssiving dinner was not celebrated 
"i^ fourth Thursday of November 
'I It was probably celebrated some- 

'"■iween September and November 

' «as in 1939 that President Franklin 
'■ "isevelt set the day of Thanksgiving 

for the fourth Thursday of every 

Contrary to popular belief, the 
Pilgrims and Indians aren't the founders 
of Thanksgiving. According to historian 
James W. Baker, it is a combination of 
religious and traditional harvest celebra- 
tions. It can't be pinpointed to any one 

As for the meal eaten by file Pilgrims 
and Indians, it was nothing like Uie feasts 
that Americans enjoy today Because of 
certain crops coming in at that particular 
time of year, there was a limited supply of 
vegetables. The colonists and their 
guests had mostiy meat, such as venison 
and wild fowl, for their special feast of 

ovens, pumpkin pi 
not served at tiie di 

■ fiiere i 
; and breads ' 
ler either. 


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are so far from want, " (Edward Winslow, 
Drimarv source, December 11, 1621). 

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Friday, November is 


Wright Hall should 
stay open past noon 

Rachel Bostic 

A student with a full morning 
class load can't get in. 

A potential student on the West 
Coast only receives the voicemail 

A parent in another country can't 
reach anyone. 

Ifs high noon, and Wright Hall is 

Traditionally, the administration 
and offices close for an hour-long 
lunch break, and close at noon on 
Friday, However, this approach is no 
longer working. With more than 
2,000 students attending Southern 
for the first time in our school's his- 
tory, Wright Hall needs longer 

Many offices are lengthening 
their evening office hours from 4 to 
5 pm. and several have given up clos- 
ing during lunch, The cashier's 
office has adopted this new policy. 
Also to be commended is Student 
Fmance for creating a policy to give 
meal vouchers to those who wait in 
line more than 15 minutes. 

However, in researching this arti- 
cle, several offices in Wright Hall did 
not answer their phones at all (the 
calls were made at 3:30 on a 
Thursday afternoon) . Student 
I'lnance. Records, Transcripts and 
Student Accounts never answered 
tlieir phones, which rang four times 
each before transferring to the voice- 
mail. No message was left. 

Of those that were reached, 
Academic Administration closes for 
lunch, as does the Admissions and 
Human Resources offices (all of 
these offices are open until 5 or 5:30 
p,m.). Accounting has the best hour- 
■tlie office is opened from 8 a.m. to 6 
p.m.. Monday tlirough Thursday 
with no lunch closing, and 8 a,ni. 
imtil 1 p,m. on Friday 

Ia'l- Univfrsily in Cleveland, 

Tenn., was having a similar problem, 
and several students complained to 
the university president. At an 
assembly, he announced that, as of 
that day. the administration offices 
would be open during lunch. While 
that is a drastic measure, perhaps it 
is necessary here at Southern, too. 
since more than half of its student 
body legally lives outside this geo- 
graphic area. 

Fridays still create a problem. 
The only reason to close on Friday at 
noon is tradition. 

Accounting is showing that stay- 
ing open until 1 or 2 p.m. would be 
very helpful to many students. 

While many department figures 
feel that students should "make 
time" in their schedules to visit 
Wright Hall, this is no longer a valid 
argument. Students work more now 
than ever and have larger class 
loads. Classes are meeting in the 
evening hours and even on Sunday 
Teachers are showing up to leach. 
Shouldn't administration make some 
concessions as well? 

What bothers me most is the 
phones that rang unanswered during 
posted office hours. What is the 
problem? Were the offices actually 
closed early? Were they so busy that 
the phone could not be answered? 

I think that a solution to any rea- 
son would be to open the offices 
longer. With more hours, more work 
could be done and students and their 
families wouldn't have to wait for 
service. What the Acx,-ent would like 
to see is student reaction to this situ- 
ation. Does the closing of Wright 
Hall for lunch and at 12 p.m. on 
Friday create any problems for you? 
Please give Uie Accent some feed- 
back. Things will never change 
unless we show that it is necessary. 

E-mail or 
call 23S-2563 to respond. 

The upside of the anthrax thing 

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Letters to the Editor 

And I'm thankful for . . 

;ues down, two to go in the 
And as Ttianksgiving rolls 
around, I am reminded of what, and 
more importantly, who, I am thankftil 

Tlie Ah:ent staff has been great 
this year. And while I've appreciated 
each member of the AtXENT team, 
there are several of tliem that I defi- 
nitely want to thank. 
^ Tarah. my fiiend, I don't know 
what inspires you to stay up imtil 2 
a.m. each Tuesday to calch tiny mis- 
takes, but thanks for your dedication. 

Rob. not only are you a hilarious 
writer, you're also a depindable 
reporter who has saved us witli a 
solid news story at the last minute 
several times. 

Debbie, you have improved the 

religion page so much with your cre- 
ative ideas: it's definitely a great page 

Laura, Neal and Heather. The 
Accent wood bee such a mes wfout 
tlie three of you grate copy editors! 

Josh, you're the best sports 
reporter I've seen here at Southern, 

Nallian. you do a great job mak- 
ing sure the online Acent each 
week is up-tcHlate. 

Cady. tlianks for handling the beat 
of CoUegedale and city commission; 
we have survived four years being on 
Aa:ENT staff together. 

Dean Negron, tlianks for your 
assistance, especially with the payroll 

And finally, dianks to my wonder- 
ful girlfiiend. Melissa, who handles 
subscriptions and stays up late to 
keep an eye on me (though some- 
times she falls asleep!) 

Accent political bias? 

You guys are doing a great job 
with the Accent this year, but two 
issues ago you absolutely blew it 
when it comes to reporting (or 
should I say not reporting) the real 

You informed the student body 
about former Vice President Al 
Gore's recent comments on terror- 
ism that he made at a political 
fundraiser in Chattanooga, but you 
neglected to tell the rest of the 
story Wlule you included that I led 
the attendees in the pledge of alle- 
giance, you did not report that this 
was done as a "Thank You" by the 
Democratic Party of Hamilton 
County to honor last year's 
Southern Democrat Club for being 
so active in the presidential cam- 
paign. You did not report that five 
Southern students and one 
Southern staff member met the for- 
mer vice president and got their pic- 
tures taken with him-pictures that 

an Accent photographer took yet 
were never published in the paper 
(while we saw some lovely pictures 
of pumpkins). 

I find it very interesting that the 
Accent, which is a student paper, 
often publishes stories about local 
politicians (who just happen to be 
Republican), when those stories are 
irrelevant to the majority of the stu- 
dent body which is not from 
Tennessee. However, when stu- 
dents from Southern get to meet a 
political figure (who just happens to 
be a Democrat) that was involved in 
the closest and most controversial 
presidential race in U.S. history and 
who was a former distinguished 
civil servant of the great state of 
Tennessee, there was no reporting 
of the real news as it concerns 
Southern students and no publish- 
ing of what constitutes a front page 

Jason Belyeu 

Senior religious education major 

Accent response: 

The Accent attempts to covt-r 
local events as they deserve menlio«- 
However, the speech by Gore occurred 
on a Tuesday night, the niiht ihi 
Accent 'goes to press. ° Tliere m 
barely time to get a story in '*« 
Accent, let alone a picture. And ihi 
Accent did not have a staff photog- 
rapher present, as Belyeu claim. 

Events that occur on-campusm 
higher precedence. Tlie Accen. w^ 
ered speeches by Sen. Fowler am 
Sen. Thompson earlier in lite jw^ 
These events deserved coveragi 
because they happened on Southerni 
campus. The party affiliation ofm 
senators had nothing to do i^'W' '« 
Accent's coverage. The A^cEh 
will cover politicians that s^f^* J^' 
campus, regardless of party aJfi' ' 

Even if the event had been o»J^ 
different night, and the Accent «<" 
been given enough notice, a pif"J 
Gore with Southern students does m 
warrant a front page photo. 

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'?' 2001 The Southern Accent 


November 16, 2001 

The Southeew Acx»jt 9 

The epiphany of a control freak Benefits of cardboard 

I am a control freak. 

I make my bed every single 
morning vvithout fail. I wash the 
niirrors in my car. And when I say 
that I clean for fun, I'm not joking. 

I am especially weird about my 
clothes. I color coordinate my paja- 
mas. If I leave the house in an out- 
fit dial I don't like, I turn the car 
around and go back home to 
change , . , regardless of how late I 
am to class, 

I can't stand not havmg a plan. 1 
have a plan for everything. I plan 
mv wardrobe, my schedule and my 
life, 1 don't like it when kinks get 
thrown in the plan. I also don't like 
it when 1 don't know what's going 
to happen. 

I am not a very laid-back girl. 
Hopefully, for those who know me, 
it's an endearing quality. 

Because of this strange need to 
be in control of every part of my 
life, it is particularly hard for me to 
trust God. 

I mean, I trust Him because 
He's God and I should. But when it 
comes to my life. I prefer to take 
matters into my own hands. It 
seems like since I'm me. I should 
know what makes me happy and 
how to get it. right? 

After all. He is God and He's up 
in the sky. From here, the sky 
looks pretty far away. And besides 

that, my little human brain doesn't 
want anyone or anything t 
charge of me. 

I want to be in charge of n 

slide, I was completely worn out ~, — Z" 

from wandering aimlessly through coL™ 

Ufe. constantly dealing with prob- - — ~ ■ — 

lems that I didn't know how to fix ^ ^^ P^* *^^ ^ have been pres- 

then that I realized some^ sured by some to write an ardcle enti- 

nutty bar." perhaps in 

response to an earlier article about a 

certain Little Debbie® product 

However I would feel it wrong to 

t of my life. I thought It 

thing. My disappointme"nt''"had ^^^ "' 

nothing to do with God 
It had to do with me 
Trusting God is not just about 

that if I prayed for His guidance, 
then whatever I decided to do 
would be the right thing. But over 
and over I found myself disap- 
pointed — and wondering why God 
was letting me down. 

As life went on, and as more 
and more things didn't work out 
the way I planned, I began to 
become ■ bitter. Although I loved 
God I decided that I didn't trust 

Eventually, I exhausted myself. 
Instead of getting better, my life 
seemed to be on a steady downhill 

asking Him to guide you and then ^^^^^ ^' ^^ ™"y sweetness of 

barging ahead with your own plan. 
It's about not having a plan. This is 
a tough concept for me. 

It is also the most important les- 
son I've ever learned. I know that 
as long as I put effort into seeking 
God, there is no need to worry 
about who I will marry or what I'm 
going to do with my life. I don'l 
need to worry about money, I don'l 
need to worry about being able 
support myself after college. 

God has our utmost happiness 
in mind. If we let Him take control 
of our lives, He will make sure that 
we have everything we need to be 
blissfully content. Imagine that. 

Maybe it's harder for me to 
hand myself over to God because 
I'm an uptight control freak. Or 
maybe I just have a hard dme 
admitting that I don't have all the 

All I know is this-trusting God ^'r^" '" " !'"": ^ ""-.' ''l"'\'^"' '"' 

, ii- t, J D ■ I'j u I nave decided to wnte about some- 

is not easy Its hard. But Id much ,., .^.u i.j ( j- 

., ,, ^ ,., J, . ,,, thing that has had a profound impact 

rather bve my life accordmg to His if • i h 'ii 

Where was patriotism before? : 

my life in years past and will 
lainly continue to benefit me in 
years to come: cardboard. 

combined weight 

Years later, it came as no surprise 
to find that one of my tasks as a 
menial groundskeeper at Alexian 
Village was to collapse an estimated 
250 boxes a week for their recycling 
program. Even though this task was 
far less entertaining than my previ- 
ous exposure to corrugation, I was 
getting paid $6.34 an hour to do it 
Also I now have the ability to reduce 
boxes with even tlie most complicat- 
ed folds down to two dimensions in 
less than ten seconds. And that's a 
skill I II treasure for die rest of my life. 

This chore certainly assisted me 
witli the transition to my third, and 
perhaps most intense, interaction 
wiUi cardboard, which occurred dur- 
ing my first year here at Soudiem. 
Cnhted by tlie possibility of financial 
ewslence while attending this fine 
insblution. I applied for a job at tlie 
box factory and commenced working 
from eight to midnight feeding eight 
hungry conveyer belts with an end- 
less supply of Little Debbie® boxes. 
What memories! But I was only able 
to work tliere one year, giving me a 
short two-year reprieve to prepare for 
tlie next phase of my dependence on 

My future need to depend on card- 
board and my knowledge of Uiis need 
stems from my liking to plan aliead as 
much as possible. Tliis has resulted 
in my going to some realtors with my 
projected debt load and financial his- 
tory and asking them questions a 

ly modified paper product as a child, 
my father would often bring back 
efrigerator boxes from tlie ware- 
house where he worked, Tliese 


Think back to the days after 
that infamous September morning. 
Much had changed, seemmgly all 
of it a change for the worse. 
Amidst the fog of fear and confu- 
sion in these recent days, however, 
one thing has become more clear 
and unified than probably most of 
us have seen in our lifetimes— the 
spirit of America, 

Just what is the "spirit of 
'America?" Is it being proud of our 
nation and all that for which it 
stands? Is it being thankful for the 
blood-bought freedom we all share 
every day? If so, then why was it 
"ot just as strong and clearly cher- 
ished before the World Trade 
Lenter lay in ashes? 

The "spirit of America" can real- 
\ ^^ "0 better captured than in the 
Cloth of an American flag, 

' remember asking myself 
recently, "Where did all these flags 
'^ome from?" It seemed like every 
jar antenna and store window in 
^nattanooga flew Old Glory for a 
^^ouple weeks in September, On I- 
saw trucks whose antennas 
f^^ly held on to a tattered few 

maining inches of flag. Moms 
Polled out the Fourth of July deco- 
^^l boxes and hung the Stars 
^JlStnpes on their front porches, 

all te^r T""^ P^^otic T-shirts 
J Jesufied to that common spirit 
'!"ages of our flag and sayings 
.ii'ted We Stand". 

good it was for 

America to pull so strongly togeth- pulled together 
er and rally so readily around its The point 
standard of freedom. 

But it begs the question: If the 
freedom for which our flag stands 
is so valuable to us, then why had 
it not been cherished just as much 
in the days and months and years 
before Sept. 11? Will we forget 
how much it means to us in the 
days and months and years ahead, 
even if the skies aren't falling? Our 
resolve and commitment to the 
"spirit of America" cannot bi 
dependent upon tragic f 
our freedom appears to De ai 
stake. We cannot reduce it to that 
"Eternal vigilance is the price of 
liberty." Thomas Jeffersi 

Last Sunday 
Day— a day that is set aside to 
honor those who have served our 
country and fought for freedom, 
many of whom gave the last full 
measure of devotion. 1 know there 
are many of us. myself included, 
that didn't spend much 
ing about our veterans, 
truly being thankful for them, 
Sunday. In fact, it 

recent tim 
jr thankfulness and I would immediately embark 

graduation. After a hasty f 
Uiis information, they go to a back 
room and pick out some pictures of 
Uieir best models. Based on several 

of great rejoicing Mysiblings visiu to different locaUons, I have lig- 

hours-long missions to transform the 
corrugated slabs into veritable man- 
sions, carving windows, doors and 
spy-holes. Unfortunately, our knives 
were so active and there was so little 
communication between my sisler, 
brotiier and I tiiat severe slruchiral 
uui r"es"olve"^o TonsTstently hold compromise would reduce all our 
fast to freedom. '^bor to a crumpled pile on die Ijving 

room floor. On occasion, coliabora- 
allowed us lo build multi-level 
flexes capable of supiwrting our 

those who have served this 
nation and our commitment and 
resolve to liberty— the "spirit of 
America" — must not come and go 
with tough times or the passing of 
a special day. As we face an uncer- 
tain future, our sfrength will lie " 


I theology 

I dial, with some luck and bi- 
weekly plasma donation, I may be 
able to afford a waxed (sense the lux- 
ury) cardboard box beside some 
excellent dumpslers outside of Pizza 
Hut U is witii great anticipation that 
I look forward to renovating and dec- 
orating my new home; I already have 
plans for waxed pa]>er wdndows and a 
reprint of the Mona Lisa to adorn my 
walls. And you never know, tiiere 
may even be a nice giri in the box 
next door I could date. 






e think- 

requirements this 
jme convocation atten- 
of those who work at 
lything about convoca- 

necessary t 

hy Rachel Bostic 

bunaay in laei, ,t »„.. t unUl late jj q„^ „„„„, has been '"""° '" ' "" e ' ,;„„ u„„ that is so important tliat ii ,s ,«.«»«, , - — 

Sunday niglit that 1 remembered it ^^^g^,^ possible. I never imagined that ■"!' «™" hardships for these students? School should be fore- 
Veterans Day. I called my would be patriodc or sport American lags on ou . ^^ ,;„^3 ^ght now, but often work is die only 

■ " and in our windows. Paying tribute will help us remcm ^ ^ ^^^ y,^, p^j^iy, convocadon does not help, 

ber how truly great our country IS. 

„ ■. ,1, wrnr attacks TTiumbs do»ii ou die Soudicin Mcmones and Ae 

Tlumbs up to Ed Umb. D«P'» */ f ™"„7jh Accent having to share software and a.pAiter^ Wdi 

, oi h^alih nroblems, he is sUll leaoing u'c ^ nt.„.„.i,«n «n -.uprv rnmouter in Brock Hall. 

1 Iwo Jir 

Grandpa, who served 
and told him thanks. 

So what's the point? We know 
that we should remember 

Veteran's Day and that on it we ^ personal healtii P™'''^'^^' "^ '^,J ql.XTon the copies of Photoshop o,. ..v.^ ^^-r . 

should be especially thanWu or '^^^^,ao{ Social Work f^ir^j^^/^^f^redFor su?ely the license would allow for_a^separa« copy^ rf ^ 

And how 

the untold many that have died for -y^i, q^, „ur His Inps ^"^^'^^"J™""' "ave Phot"*0P <!.» »" ""^ "''"'""f """P? ^ " 'JS' 
our freedom. We know how much ,^^ |^„„i„g p„ssibilites many »'f ™™''iVui cult for diese two offices to work around diis, especial- 
Old Glory has been flown in recent |,^j „u,erwise. ™».>'''"' Sl'J'ii' experience. ly when important deadlines a 
months and how our country has ^^ i^^ding, making it an unforgettable expe 

e coming up for both. 

10 The Southern Accent 

Friday, Novekib e^^^]'^ 




Team Badillo downs Team Reyes, 2-1 Lions to grab their first win 

Z ., Tennessee (^.^\ at r: ■ 

Southern's finest volleyball 
players served it up on Wednesday 
night as the Men's Division AA-I 
season got under way, Having lost 
many quality players from last 
year, this season is considered to 
be a "rebuilding year" according to 
Bob Benge. intramural director. 
With that said, tlie 11 players cur- 
rently in Division AA-1 showed 
impressive talent as they shook off 
the rust in their first games of the 

In one of the best games of the 
night. Team Badillo beat Team 
Reyes 2-1 {15-8.9-15, 16-14). 

Jeff Badillo led his team with 
nine kills and used an effective 
jump serve to record two aces and 
keep Team Reyes off balance. 
Newcomer Ryan Casey showcased 
his volleyball talent with some 
hard kills iind impressive saves on 
Team Reyes' attacks, Setter Eli 
Cuenca recorded eleven assists 
and six impressive blocks as he 
manned tlie net for Team Badillo, 

Team Reyes featured the tal- 
ents of the Ogando brothers. 
Angel and Hector formed a formi- 
dable one-two punch on offense 
and defense. Angel recorded six 
blocks, many of them coming at 
critical points in the game, as well 
as five kills and five assists. 
Hector, a ferocious spiker. was 
credited with a game-high thirteen 

Dan Kuntz 

Eli Cuenca record: 

Team Reyes aticmpis a spike. 

kills to go along with three aces. 
Team captain Nataniel Reyes 
pumped up his team with shouts of 
encouragement throughout the 
game. He 
assists as well as one ace. 

After Ihe game. Jeff Badillo 
expressed the sentiment of many 

of the players throughout the vari- 
ous leagues. 

"I haven't touched a volleyball 
since last summer," Badillo said. 
credited with eight "I'm definitely not playing my best 
right now. It will take some time to 
shake off the rust and adjust to 
playing with new people." 

3x3 volleyball 


Saturday, Nov. 17 
lies P.E. Center 

sign up (by team) at 6:15 
p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. 

One week left to "Put Your Body in Motion" 

Bethany Martin 



^ Dini-:ciOK 

Our goal is for both students and 
employees to accumulate 24.902 well- 
ness miles (die circumference of tlie 
earth) during the 4-week exercise 
campaign. So far. students and facul- 
ty have accumulated 1.310 miles. 

s diat we have only one 
earn 23.592 miles and 

tal. We can do it! 

in be accumulated by 

week left 


doing activities such as walking, jog- 
ging, swimming, aerobics, weight lift- 
ing and more. These activities art 
then converted into wellness miles 
using a conversion chart that is post- 
ed all around campus in depart- 
ments, buildings, dormitories and 
the gym. 

If every student exercises 12 well- 
ness miles tliis next week, then well 
easily make it around the world. 
Remember, it's more fun exerasing 
with a friend, so grab a buddy, don't 

forget your water bottles and hit the 
trails. Well see you at the finish line' 

See the Chatter for more detaUs 
about activities sponsored by depart- 
ments dial can help you accumulate 
wellness miles. 

student Wellness is a program 
designed to help encourage and 
improve the quality of life on our 
campus and in our communities. 

Sf'^ny Martin can be readied at 

Detroit (0-8) at Arizona (2-6) 

Did you step in something, oh 
no. that smell is the weakest game 
of the year. These two teams stink. 
But behind that stink is a silver lin- 
ing: the Lions catch their first prey. 
Pick: Detroit 

Indianapolis (4-4) at New 
Orleans (4-4) 

Payton Manning took a beating 
last week and starting running back 
Edgerrin James is out for the year. 
The Saints will go marching on, 
right over Manning. 

Pick: New Orleans 

Atlanta (4-4) at Green Bay (6-2) 
Green Bay has tamed the Bears 

for a share of the NFC Central lead; 

don't start thinking that a flock of 

birds are going to get in the way. 
Pick: Green Bay 

Philadelphia (5-3) at Dallas (2-6) 

I ask myself, "Who is going to 
start at quarterback this week for 
Dallas?" but then I ask myself, 
"Does it really matter?" The Eagles 
are soaring and they aren't coming 
down now but the Cowboys are. 

Pick: Philadelphia 

N.Y. Jets (6-3) at Miami (6-2) 
I have always tried to pick the 

team opposing Miami, but I have 

been proven wrong most of the 

time. So let's try it again. 
Pick: N.Y. Jets 

San Francisco (6-2) at Carolina 

Hmm, this game could get 
embarrassing; I don't even think the 
hardcore 49ers fan would want to 
watch this. This game should be tak- 
ing place in the Roman Coliseum; 
it's going to be a slaughter, and it's 
the weak game of the week. 

Pick: San Francisco 

Chicago (6-2) at Tampa Bay (4-4) 
Tampa abnost went into over- 
time with the winless Uons, giving 
up 17 points to the Uons, so how do 
you expect them to win against 
Chicago? If you know, please write a 
letter to the editor, because he 
would like to know. 
Pick: Chicago 

Cleveland (4-4) at Baltimore (6-3) 
The Browns have had two hard 
losses in a row, but this week the 
color of brown oozes into Baltimore 
and it will cover every surface in the 
upset of the week 
Pick: Cleveland 

Seattle (4-4) at Buffalo (1-7) 

Seattle ran over the Raiders last 
week and let me just state this, the 
Bills do not even compare to the 
Raiders. Bills fans are investing in 
paper bags, nobody wants to be rec- 
ognized as a fan. 
Pick: Seattle 

Tennessee (3-5) at Cincinnati (44t 

TTie Titans need to bounce bark 
theu- foot-long sub is full of chees. 
After a wonderful start, the Bengals 
are remembering they are ti. 
Cincinnati Bungles. ^ 

Pick: Tennessee 

San Diego (5-4) at Oakland (6-2) 
Doug Flutie threw four intercep- 
tions; he has to get his act together. 
LaDainian Tomlinson needs to run 
hard over a weak Raider defense in 
the upset of the week. 
Pick: San Diego 

Washington (3-5) at Denver (5-4) 
The game should be over at half- 
time, as the Redskins have a bunch 
of old timers and the game is at Mile 
High, so bring out the oxygen tanks. 
Denver is riding high after the 
defensive powerhouse they showed 
last week. Look for it to continue. 
Pick: Denver 

Jacksonville (3-5) at Pittsburgh 

The Jaguars hit tiie Bengals hard 
last week, but ask yourself, if a 
Jaguar and a bus hit, who will win? 
Answer: Jerome "the Bus" Betlis 
will win this clash. 

Pick: Pittsburgh 

St. Louis (7-1) at New England 

<5-4) , ., 

New England has had great luci^ 
at home but SL Louis has too many 
weapons for ti\e Patriots to conteoa 
with in the game of the week- 
Pick: St Louis 

N.Y. Giants (5-4) at Minnesota j 

Not only will I not watch ^ 
game because Dennis Miller is 
a commentator for Monday m 
Football, and because 1 nave 
much homework and because i 
looking forward to go'^YlZv^ 
Thanksgiving break and b«^ 
the teams are boring. 

Pick: N.Y. Giants 

Last Week: 12-3 
This season: 7341 

Mr. KutitzS Broncos are bad- ^ . 
mix and Mr Kuntz has br^^^ 
long-running 8-6 '^''f.'i^ppii'X 
thing tiiat would make him ^^^ ^ I 
would be the Broncos goiiS 
Super Bowl. 

Calendar of Events 


Last Day for 



Sabbath, November 1 

The "niird-Mike Fulbright (lies) 

Something Else Sabbath School (Student CenI 

FLAG Comp (Wright Hall) 

Sabbath .Vternoon Hike (Wright HaU Steps) 


3 on 3 VoIleybaU <Des) 

Student Center Open 

CarriHsa Andrews, Ces Brent, Creigbton Davif 

L, Tristan RounsoviUe 

PRAXIS Exam (Student Center) 

Tuesday. Not 

Friday, Nov. 


y Wilson. Matt Nev 


The Third, Mike Fulb: _ 

Alisha Martin, Brad Mills. Jason Smi 

d (Collegedale Church) 

'"h'lays: BLl Gager 

Wednesday. November 28 

Thursday', Ni 

^"■WdiO's: Ho Mer 

:riday. November 30 

^^'"'■day. December 1 

Daniel Salyers, Eduordo Kost, Jam 
ir Haraza (lies) 

a Russell, Stacey McDonald 

*, Kajiv Devadhason, Tom 

Brandon Ringer, Heath Harrom, Rodney White, Tobias EdJum 


for the homeless of Chattanooga. Drop boxes are lot 
w) in Brock, Hickman. Sludent Center Cafeleria a 
Wright Hal! through Monday. Nov. 21. A collection h 
will also be available at TTie Third this Sabbath. Any qu 
Uons, contact Lynn Caldwell, 12762 or Anthony V. 

PREMED SENIORS: The recruiter from Loma Lin. 
Universit>- wll be on ..ampus Nov. 28 to 30, Call tl 

be Khidhir Hamza. In 199i. Hamza defected lo the I 

him through Turkey, Libya, Tunisia, and Hungar 

a free workshop entitled "Everything But the 
Sink; Exploring the World of Percussion in 
>urs." This workshop is designed for students 
ision skills. 

ani. mallet p 


;r from Loma Linda Univeraity will be on campus 
Iwr 4 and 5. Call ihc Counseling Center #2782 to 

in Mabel W 

CONCERT: Sunday, November 18 730 p 
GotUiebs will perform a free duo percussion n 
Ackerman Auditorium. Convocation credilwillb 

PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS?: If so, consider 
the club de francais. Out first meeting vrill be D 
6;00 p.m, in the Presidential Dining Room, Con 
Room #1. Bring your cafe trays and any ideas fo 


NOV, 16 VESPERS: Everyone is encouraged lo brin 
one nonpcrishable food item to Vespers tliis week. "N 
Can, No Credit" is our theme. Worship credit will h 
given whetheror not you bring a can. Food will be dona 
ed to the Samaritan Center's food drive. Canncdfruitan 
vegetables arc needed. 

and enjoy Ihc holiday chccrl 

MISSING GEAR: If anyone has misplaced s 
snorkeling gear, please contact Vinitn Saudcr, K58C 

CELLPHONES: If you would like lo si 


Sabbalh Afternoon Hike sponsored by Talge Hall 
Men's Club: Meet in front on Wright Hall al 3:30 p,m. For 

Nursing; Meet in 

pancake breakfast will be provii 

Sunday "Biological Walk-a-lhon" sponsored by the 
Biology/Allied Health Department: Meet al the front of 

e Nelson at clairc@soulli' T-shir 


!c your activation fee. Everyone associated with 
thern is eligible for a monthly discount For those of 
who already have Sprint cell phones, you can cither 
nge your plans to the new specials, or just get under 
imbrella for your monthly discounL You can 
your parents or family for the discounL Ttie 
' people are under 

more people. E-mail Claire for more details, 

CDS FOB SALE: Forgiven, a gcneralion X Christian 
Pop nuarlct has CDs for sale. They .ire available for only 
SlO.OO if you call 396-9747, More infominlion aboul the 
group and their firal CD is available on their website (for- 

EUROPE TRIP 2000; May 29-June 28. Visit 9 conn- 
ing," Call Bill Wohlurs #2813, 

BRENT ROGERS: A furncral service for Brcnl 
Rogtre wili be held in Ihc Coltegedole Seventh-day 
Advcnlisl Church on Sabbalh, Nov. 17, at ■! p.m: 
Visitation will be from 1 lo 6 p.m. on Friday. Nov. 16 at Uie 
Heritage Furneral Home on E, Braincrd Road, and al the 

i) and long sleeve ($8), 


Tlie Sixlli Annual Cookie Contest Is coming up, OfGcial 
rules are as follows; Submit 3 self-mode cookies with the 
recipe. All cookies submilled become property of the 
Chaplain, Entries will be accepted starting Monday, 
December 3, Contest ends Tuesday. Dec. 4 at noon. 
Grand prize is SlOO, Winner will be announced at the 
Christmas Tree Lighting. 


Collcgcdale C 

on Sabbath. 

SA Bikes for sale 

Blue Trek Cruiser Classic 

12 The Souther n Accent 

Rob York 
-,^ Humor Editor 

Friday, November 16, 





Freedom and Beautiful Things Hunt with a pocketknife 

York discusses Southern's freedom and the beauty of his interests B!!^!. -" q""^""- ^^; '^, "d- of hunting 

Ever since the science people 
released me on parole, I have 
looked at life through different 
eyes. It's a vision I would like to 
share with each of you. Let me ask 
you, the Student Voice, what is the 
most beautiful thing known to 

TTie Student Voice: Robyn Kerr, 
Oh. right. My mistake. Well 
then, Student Voice, what's the sec- 
ond most beautiful thing known to 

The Student Voice: Freedom 
of choice. 

Exactly Freedom of choice, the 
thing that we who live in America 
are born with, the thing that we 
lake for granted, at least until we 
come to Southern, Nothing seems 
to remind students of their person- 
al freedoms until they come to an 
AdvenlisI school. Of course, no one 
.nade you fill oul Ihe application 
unless Victiir C^Tkiisij snapped 
,iri(hlin-al,n.d VMM will, his stapler 
vhrii vnu. ■.inirlurVirwSnt.lhern, 

nil I'uergy 

\'hv n/VtK issue is one that a 
inl (it ynii r;ni> Jihuul, So Hiuch SO, 

ili.ii ii v,;iv .ii-iually discussed in 
T'liair jitsl rruendy. I can imagine 
i .iLh ol yuu riglil now, asking how 
1 found oul about this. In fact, you 
may wonder how I am able to write 
so much for tlie paper when I've 
been imprisoned in Hickman for 
the last week. You know how? 
Because I'm a Real Journalist, and 
We Have Our Ways™. "Real 
Journalists" don't get sick, don't 
get Ured, aiid if our pen runs dry, 
we carve our notes into our 
exposed skin. I certainly wouldn't 

:1 Obon 

Dan's no longer with u 
promoted himself, 
allow a bunch of rabid 
stop my productivity, even if they 
do have scalpels. Yes, Real 
Journalists, there's sure not 
enough like us (you can pay me 
later. Dr. Henning). 

I must say, the TV issue is one 
that 1 was worried about when I 
came here. "What am I going to do 
if 1 can't watch The Simpsons" 
every afternoon?" I probably said 
to my special lady, and she proba- 
bly called the police because I was 
in her back yard after midnight 
again after she had filed the 
restraining order. 

Anyway, my outlook has 
changed significantly since then, 1 
believe it was last year that it final- 
ly occurred to me that maybe I am 
better off without regular access to 
a TV. I arrived at this conclusion 
over Christmas break, when 1 went 
home intending to start on my first 
novel, After six or seven days of 
channel surfing. I can recall saying 
to myself "I really should accom- 
plish something, But hey. that Styx 
Behind the Music is on! I've only 
seen that twice!" 
^Are you really any different? 

Are you missing out on anything 
by not having cable? TV is not 
going to help your studies, unless 
you plan to take human sexuality 
every semester for the rest of your 
college career. VCR's may be a dif- 
ferent story. Maybe you can use 
those for your study if you are 
going into broadcasting or film pro- 

(Oh. by the way. I deeply apolo- 
gize for anything negative I have 
said about art majors. I have come 
to the conclusion that art majors 
are really great people for all of the 
following reasons: 

1. I live with three of them in 
Southern Village, and they won't 
share the toilet paper until 1 apolo- 
gize so, like, yea for art majors. 
Draw away and stuff.) 

Anyway, do you want the issue 
to pick up steam? Then talk to your 
senator now, or else ifll be gone 
faster than film evaluation class on 
registration day. 

The last thing I want to mention 
is more serious. This may be 
humor column, but it's still an opin- 
ion column: my opinion. 

If you have a problem with 
something 1 say, tell me. don't just 
tell Daniel Olson. I don't represent 
his interests. I don't represent the 
Accent's interests. 1 don't repre- 
sent anyone's interests but my 
own. Please buy Nick Henson's 
kayak. It's only $700, $250 less 
than he paid retail. In my expert 
opinion, it'd be great for like, rivers 
and stuff. Please call 3224 right 
away and Nick will give you the 
goods Oust don't mention his lisp, 
he's kind of touchy about that). 

You guys are beautiful. Rob York, 
senior communications major, is 
getting all choked up here. 

Have you ever gone huntuig? 
I've only hunted cans, but that's a 
completely different story. So. have 
you? If you have, maybe you could 
explain a thing or two to me, such 
as: 'TVhat's the point?" Or "V/hy?" 

See. I've never hunted animals, 
but 1 saw a show on TV the other 
day that made me laugh until I had 
tears streaming down my cheeks. 
There was this 40-something. over- 
weight guy (well call him Jim Bob) 
hiding in a tree. About a quarter- 
mile away there was a deer drink- 
ing some water. Jim Bob, for some 
odd reason figured he should shoot 
the deer, so he uses a really power- 
ful gun with a scope and he shoots 
the deer. He then proceeds to climb 
out of his tree and go to the deer. 
For some reason, when Jim Bob 
starts to talk, he's out of breath and 
all he can manage to say is: 

nVowl Wasn't that great? And 
look, he sure was a beauty, why I 
bet it took eight years for that rack 
of antiers to get that big. Well, we'll 
see you next time on Huntin' 

I just don't get it In fact, I think 
its kind of dumb...l don't see a lot 

of skill involved L ,, 

and then shooting someUuIig S,^ 
doesn't know it's even being hunted 
with a gun a quarter-mile away. Ifs 
just not that impressive. 

I think ifd be a lot funnier if I 
took my paintball gun and painted 
myself to look like a brick wall 
Then I'd go hide near a drinking 
fountain, incognito, and make my 
human calls. "Here... human 
human, human" or "Hey, hey you"' 
and then when the poor unsuspect- 
ing person comes to get a drink in 
my carefully laid snare. I'd pop him 
with a bright spot of orange. Then, 
while he's still stunned, I could 
comment on how majestic his shirt 
was and how it was the finest fabric 
I had ever seen, until it was covered 
in paint, that is. 

To me, hunting is a very similar 
concept It's ridiculous, if you want 
to do something impressive, at 
least hunt with a pocketknife or 
something. And even then, only 
hunt bears. Now that'd be a show 
worth watching — some overweight 
guy trying to sneak up to an 800 
pound bear with nothing but a 
Svriss Army knife. Until then, 1 
think we should just let the deer 
drink in peace. 

Top Ten Reasons To Attend Evensong 

10. WeD, I'm here at Evensong 5 

right now and I've got to say, 

ifs pretty ... 4 






1 oh, sorry. I must 

6 have dozed off for a second. 

by Rob York 


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Volume 57, Issue 1 1 

Southenmidents visit New York City 

K. Midiad Dav 
Diai.lie MuUenbeck, iophomore nonprofit majoc, was pan of [he group that visited New 
Voili City and saw many celebrities including The Blue Man Gioup. Al Roker, Katie 
Counc Tony Bennett, Rudolph Giuliani and Sheryl Ciow. 

Music rings in holiday season 

Amu al Christmas Tree Lighting kicks off Tuesday night 

HuiHEB Durst 
SouthernTsdiooI of Music is ri. 

Three departments tour 
"Big Apple" during break 

Two busloads of students returned from 
New York City alter Thanksgiving break- 
but they did not visit their families. Three 
departments at Southern— the School of 
Business, the School of Visual Art and 
Design, and the Social Work and Family 
Studies department— returned from their 
annual trip to New York City. 

'The hip opened my eyes to another per- 
specdve on life," said Michelle Kellogg, fresh- 
man business major. 

Seven shidents went on the business Mp. 
headed by Bert Coolidge, professor of busi- 
ness. The trip introduced shidents to the 
world of big time financiers and gave them a 
close view of the financial capital of the world. 
Highlights included visits to Wall Street and 
the NASDAQ Stock Exchange. 

file art hip allowed shidents the opporhi- 
nily to see tile culture available in New York 
that is hard to find in other places. Must-see 
spots included the Metropolitao Museum of 
Art, tlie Guggenheim and the Frick. as well 

SiiE NYC Trips, P. 4 

City looks at veteran park 

fe holiday season with a wide variety of 

«i"sicai programs. 
Festivities begin on Dec. 2 with the 
mestra performing in downtown 

Uattanooga. Dec. 4 is the Annual Christmas 
« iJghhng on campus; Dec. 8 the Wind 

mphony will perform in the lies P.E. 

Iho !■ ™'' ™ Dec. 14 and 15 Southern's 

'^.Hi and a Sabbath afternoon perform- 

Q^^x^CoUegedale Church, 
[lijj , "^^^ ^' Southern's orchestra will join a 
fteFirii . ""'wreily of Tennessee and 
'"Z^mtf"' ^"T" " Chattanooga 
krawhrr Y^ ™="'^ "' *« ^i^ason ivill be 
GienSn '"^"^'i;" ^"^^ the direction of 
raper. Performance times will be at 5 

and 8 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church. 
Each year this concert is taped and televised 
on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day It will 
be broadcast on Chattanooga's local cable 
chaimel 3. 

The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will 
be Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., between Brock and Wood 
Hall. The community is also invited to join in 
the music, and hot chocolate and donut holes 
wll be served. Music selections will be pro- 
vided by the Brass Choir, the Trombone 
Choir, the Stage Band, Bel Canto and Die 

•The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is a 
great way to kick off the Chrisbnas season 
and include tiie community with our school." 
said Kan Shultz. director of stiident life and 

Festive seasonal music will be performed 

See Music, p. 4 

Campus News 



p. 5 


p. 6-7 




Campus Chatter 



p. 12 

Military veterans from Collegedale are 
working toward building a park that would 
commemorate America's armed forces. The 
project, which is projected to cost $1 million, 
may bring new attention to the city. 

Dr. Phil Carver, dean of the school of 
physical education at Southern and a 
Vietnam War veteran, has led the efforts. 

The concept that freedom is not free is 
what we're trying to promote. We're just try- 
ing to honor our veterans and say thank 
you," Garver said. 

Carver's inspiration comes from similar 
parks. "Everywhere I go f stop to look at the 
veteran's memorial parks, They're very rare 
in the South, but you go up North and it 
seems as though the smallest town has one," 
he said. 

Two years ago, Carver first suggested 
the concept to the Collegedale Veterans of 

Foreign Wars committee who greeted it 
enthusiastically. The Veteran's Memorial 

Committee has been formed to begin 
development and raise funds. 

In July, they received a $5,000 donation 
from the Collegedale Commission to cover 
the initial research. On October 24, the East 
Hamilton County Kiwanis Club donated 

Kiwanian Roger Qualey presented a 
check to Bill McChinnis, the Memorial 
Committee's treasurer. This will be an 
improvement to the community," Qualey 

"We know the money will be put to good 

The donation from Kiwanis will be impor- 
tant for the project's construction and annu- 
al maintenance, McChinnis said. TTiis helps 
because it shows the commitment of thehe 
community toward the park. We value the fact 
See Vet Park, p. 2 


"1 am a great believer in luck, and 
[ find that the harder I work, the 
more I have of it" 

~ Thomas Jeffeison 

Monday, December ■ 

Counseling Center offers 
^ more than counseling 

Web site offers resume advice and job databases 

Student Finance offers free food 

Heather Spiva 

The Counseling Center has been 
a resource to Southern students for 
longer than many remember. For 
years, students have been able to 
take major institutional and nationaK 
tests, utilize career planning services 
and a large career library and attend 
personal counseling sessions in one 

The center has also developed a 
Web site not only accessible to on- 
and off-campus students but to the 
general public as well. 

Students who graduate from 
Southern will use the center at least 
once during their dnie here. "Every 
graduating senior must come 
through here for their exit exam," 
said Jim Wampler, Counseling 
Center director. 

The Counseling Center offers the 
ACT test, in addition to other indi- 
vidual diagnostic and career assess- 
ments, national admissions tests and 
certification tests, 

David Leonard, post-graduate 
student, recommends that students 
use tlie center's counseling assis- 
tance. "I've taken advantage of the 
career counseling there, and they 
were very professional," he said, 
"And I really appreciated the fact that 
it was free!" 

However, since the center devel- 
oped their Web silo, students have 

not had to physically go to the cen- 
ter, located in the student center, to 
benefit from its services. 

"Students can access a host of 
information from the center's Web 
site, which offers students job data- 
bases, resume help and graduate 
study information as well a many 
other services. It's a great resource." 
Wampler said. 

Wampler is pleased with the num- 
ber of hits counted so far, but he 
would like to see the Web site uti- 
lb.ed more by current students. The 
Counseling Center's Web site 
address is: http://counsel.south- 

like the Web site, the center pro- 
vides a wide variety of services. 
While it does counsel students in 
many areas, its also includes testing 
services and career planning. 

Wampler estimates that more 
than 1,500 scholastic and academic 
tests are administered per year. 

The center also employs two pro- 
fessionally trained counselors to 
help support students through 
short-term counseling on personal 

For more information or to sched- 
ule an appointment, call the 
Counseling Center at 238-2782. 
Hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. 
to 12 p.m.. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 
Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Note: Not all services are free. 

Doug Remington 
Ne^- 5 Refortt;r 

Students who wait - 
Student Finance for more than 15 
minutes will receive a free lunch 
voucher to an area restaurant cour- 
tesy of the department 

"Student Finance wants to guar- 
antee students that we care about 
their time," said Marc Grundy, 
director of Student Finance. 
Grundy said he hopes the office is 
more student friendly. The 15- 
minute guar^tee is one more step 
to help ensure trust with the stu- 

Alicia Anderson, sophomore stu- 
dent worker at Student Finance, 

The Southern Accent 

Debbie Baltin 

Joe Earl 

Steve Baughman 

Kiisten Snyman 

Dan Kunte 

Jared Thurmon 

Rachel Boslic 

Josh Townsend 

Alejandra Torres 

Rob York 

Kyle Baldwin 

Heidi Tompkins 

Cady Van Dolson 

Neal Smith 

Sam Covarrubias 

Jason Arnold 

Laura Cales 

Natlian Zinner 

Jolene Harrell 

Heather Durst 

Tressa Carmichael 

Jen Page 

Misha Bimiele 

Brian Wiehn 

Melissa Turner 

Nick Vence 

Melissa Campbell 


Rochelle Spears 

Carolina Quintanilla 

David Leonard 

Sarah Pester 
Harmony Tdlerson 

Jason Ilelo 
Dennis Mayne 

Dennis Negnin 


said the students are reacting weU 
to tlie guarantee. 

"Students are now ask- 
ing if they can wait 15 
minutes [for free food]." 
~ Alicia Anderson 

"Students aren't quite as grumpy 
from waiting as before because they 
know they will be compensated," 
Anderson said. "In fact, students are 
now asking if they can wait the 15 

According to Anderson, there 
have only been four or five students 
who have received food vouchers so 

When asked why those sl,fe. I 
weren t seen in time, Anderenn J'j 
•■We were really backed „p ""■ I 

The Accent interviewed a,, 
Hamilton, sophomore genera "™ 
les major, while he waited in |i„ 
Student Finance during the Jf 
noon rush. ^" 

■■Ithinkitisawesome.-HamJta I 
said. I have sat here quite a bit h, 
the past and if they see me in 
15 minutes it will be a first" 

Hamilton came to the ofSce a 
1:24 p.m. and was seen at lasn,. 
The Accent was not even ableio 
finish the interview before a co» 
selor saw him. 

Students will be dropped if they miss first day 

Pre-registratiL.. — . 
gone and the number of students that 
participated has increased again. 
This semester 1.729 students have 
pre-registered for second semester 
classes, up from last fall's total of 
1,613 students. 

But now pre-re^stration is the 
end of the process, as students do not 
have to viat the gym to finalize the 
process after Christinas break. All 
students have to do is attend the fir^t 
day of class and their names are kept 
on the roster. If students do not show 
up to class, their names are dropped 
from the class and they are charged 

Students that will be absent on the 

first day of classes must contact their 
professor to avoid being dropped 
I the roster. If students cannot 
reach their professor, they should e- 
mail Joni Zier, director of records and 
advisement at jzier@southem,edu. 

The registration process is basi- 
cally the same, just finalized," Zier 
s^d. "We have turned the tables. We 
got tired of waiting on 15-20 students 
who didn't show up and didn't tell 
anyone, so we gave the responsibiUty 
to the students." 

Students will have the chance to 
add or drop classes until Dec. 20. If 
students miss that date they vAR have 
to wait until Monday. Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. 
That will be the final chance to get 
ahead of the new student registra- 

In the future, pre-registration »il] I 
be on the Web. Students will be able I 
to sign up for their classes onfc 
from their advisor's office. Advison 
will have a pin number for each stu- 
dent and be able to enroll them into | 
the class of their choice. 

"I think this is a great idea." saj I 
Denise Childs, professor of jouni]]. | 
ism and communication. 

The advantage of the online sj-j I 
tem is that advisors can see immedi- j 
ately if a class is still open. Hh [ 
appointments with the advisor m 
be longer, but it will solve probletc 
of students enrolling in full classK | 
After registering online wth tl 
advisor, the students' class schedule I 
will be e-mailed to Joni Zier to be ] 

Vet Park 

that a group like Kiwanis made this 
public donaUon even more than we 
value the SI 000 " 

The uniqueness of the project 
will bring new attention to 
Collegedale Garver said "^e 
believe this will put Collegedale on 
the map nationally and internation 

Another hope for the memonal 
is that local scliools will use it "We 
want this park to be educational 
We want our children to visit it, and 
for schools to bnng their students 
and learn more about our veter 
ans," Garver said 

The park which the veterans 
hope to have finished next spring 
would be a part of Collegedak s 
Greenway and measure an acre and 
a half across Collegedale would 
manage the park after completion 
and mow its grass 

All 50 state flags will be on dis 
play, placed in the order that they 
joined the union The state flags 
will gather in a circle surrounding 
the American Dag There will be a 
timeline of Amencan wars with the 
number of casualties for each war, 
along with a disabled tank and heli- 
copter. Garver said. There will be 
five stars that measure 10 feet 
across representing each military 
branch. Also included ivill be two 
bronze sculphires: one of a medic 
helping a wounded soldier and 
another of a W\TO veteran. 

The park will be lit so visitbr^ 
can see the flag after dark. "^Ve 

t IJ th 

want this memonal to just jump out 
at us at mght " Garver said "It will 
be an awesome spectacle " 

Five granite monuments m the 
park will represent special contn 
butions that have been made by 
members of the armed forces 
These five will include the pnson 
ers of war the missing in action 
and the killed in action. The memo- 
rial will be unique because it will 
feature a monument to the 
Merchant Marines and to conscien- 
tious objectors. 

The Merchant Marines are the 
fleet of ships that carry imports and 
exports during peacetime and 
serve as naval auxiliary during 
wartime to deliver troops and war 

Thtj are large!) i--- ^m 
helping the Allied Po"'' "I 

WWII , ,„,.sai^l 

Conscientious "bJf ° ,„^| 
as medics and m odier ut*"! 
military positions ^I 

They did go they * I 
they didnt run "Garver^* ■ 

The project will be a 
donations from corP»«»k(l 
companies tiiat give sf'" ^ 
will also be honored in Oo,n 
Garver said. Others who J 
donate may purch«^^;f 

SlOO, S250, and SSO"- „ 
expensive bricks >v.l J^ 

on them, or mey __ ] 

■Thank you, veterans 
All donations are i» 


Almost 600 shoeboxes collected 

Operation Christmas Child nets high in toy-filled shoeboxes 

STiff Retort ^ [ ES^H"^ "■"" " ,,1,1 . 


--"^Jf^i^^d the world peoples 
hearts and minds are turning to 
Christmas-that special season 
when we celebrate the birth of 
In less than one month, fami- 

Jesus. 1 


tree and exchange gifts 

rtith their loved ones. 

But for millions of children who 
live in the most unfortunate condi- 
tions. Christmas is nothing but an 
abstract idea. As we wrap ourselves 
in the magic of the season, their 
hearts and minds are on existence 
and survival. But because of 
Southern's participation in 
Operation Christmas Child, this 
year 594 additional children will 
experience the magic of Christmas. 

For the second straight year, 
Southern participated in Operation 
Christmas Child. Last year, 400 toy- 
filled shoeboxes were collected, and 
this year the number increased by 
nearly 200. 

•^Ve're really excited about the 
interest and enthusiasm we saw on 
campus this year," said Garrett 
Nudd, assistant pubhc relations 
director, who has coordinated the 
effort the past two years. "I think 
more and more people are realizing 
how much fun it is to put together a 
shoe box for a child." 

Southern students and faculty 

Garrett Nudd, assistant public relations direaor. sits in his office surrounded 
by donated shoeboxes filled with trinkets for children in other countries, 
weren't the only one's helping with participates," Nudd said 
the project. More than 70 shoebox- Operation Christmas Child was 
turned in^ at The Third by started in 1993 by Frankhn Graham 
and Samaritan's Purse. Its mission 
to collect gift-wrapped shoeboxes 

members of the community. 
Bowman Hills Elementary School 
and church in Cleveland added 100 
more. Another 100 were transport- 
ed from the Floral Crest 
Elementary School in Bryant, Ala. 

This project is contagious and I 
think it will grow on campus and in 
the community each year Southern 

filled with children's toys and dis- 
tribute them around the world, 
making it possible for even the most 
unfortunate child to experience the 
miracle of Christmas. Last year 
alone, more than 4 milHon shoebox- 
es were distributed worldwide. 

S^ruDEVT Poll 

Do you know who your SA senator is? 

graptiic by Brian Vt 







There IS a Difference. 

The difference at Memorial begins with our people- 
dedicated professionals who believe in our core values 
and strive to meet high standards of excellence. 
Memorial has always put community needs at the top of our 
agenda by making health care more accessible to area residents. 
Watch as we grow our ministry throughout the region. 

Monday, December 3 



Campus News 

Film students produce new 
project, "Garden Secret" 

Irisii'^id uf stumbling into class 
,ii<>i)iiil nnuii as some Southern stu- 
ilniis mi, 'III siispect, about a dozen 
an iiiaiiiis .,u- rising witli tlie sun to 

After lu-arly three months of 
accelerated classes, film students 
began to film tlieir final project, ten- 
tatively titled "Garden Secret," on 
Nov. 26. 

Tlie $10,000 project is plan B to 
the initial plan to shool the original 
■^lifiri film "Mnltle Above tlie Clouds." 
wlii. li \:::-- iinsiponed primarily for 

Though Pomianowski refuses to 
reveal Uie plot of "Gurden Secret," 
sources in the Scliool of Visual Art 
and Design say Uiat Uie film is a mod- 
ern-day allegory of the "Great 

Jon Mullen, Soutlieni alumnus 
and teacher at A. W. Spalding 
Elementary, portrays tlic part of tlie 
lead character. "Maynard." Ciu-rie 

Ann Witfenburg. junior nursing 
major, plays the lead character's wife. 

Actors and crewmembers alike 
auditioned for their unpaid parts, 
Pomianowski said. NaUian Huber, 
junior film production major, is the 
producer Stratton Tingle, freshman 
film production major, is the assis- 
tant director; and Dominic Coppock- 
Ramircz, sophomore film production 
major, is director of photography. 
David George, professor art, is the 
film's director. 

Though the crew has worked 
together for only a few days, the 

film's producer and assistant director 
are excited and pleased about the 
progress the crew has made. 

This film is foremost a learning 
tool," Huber said, "and considering 
that half Uie [film shidents] haven't 
ever rolled moving film before, we're 
doing really well." 

Filming is scheduled to continue 
until Sunday, Dec. 9. The film will 
then be sent to Crawford Studios to 
be developed. Once returned, it will 
be edited and the musical score 
added, Tingle said. 

School of Nursing hits 
100 percent pass rate 

puter." said Natalie Gordon asenio 
nursing major. "They make us do 
whole lot of questions: we should be 
prepared by now." 

Linda Marlowe, admissions and 
progressions coordinator for the 
school of nursing, said that enforc- 
ing the school's admission criteria 
also helps students to do well on the 
NCLEX-RN. Students must have 
taken high school chemistry with a 
minimum grade of a 'B; or college 
chemistry with a minimum grade of I 
a 'C,' college anatomy and physiolo- 
gy \vith a minimum grade of a 'C 
and have a college GPA of 2.8 or | 

Any students meeting these ci 
teria can begin working toward their I 
associate degrees and then go on to 
pursue baccalaureate and master's 
degrees. In the past, students could | 
only start clinical nursing courses b 
August- Since January 2000. howef 
er, entry-level courses for all I 
degrees have been offered s< 
semester as well. Since each d 
takes about two years to complete, | 
those who started in January i 
will be the first winter gnduales ] 
from the School of Nursing when | 
they march Dec. 20. 

"I'm anxious to start," said 
Hazen, sophomore nursing n 
who will enter the associate mm I 
program in January "I'm glad 1 don'l j 
have to wait until next August lo I 
begin working on my degree." I 

Marlowe said that a few ym \ 
ago, entry-level fall classes held as 
many as 80 students, indicaliiig) 
need for those classes to also \x | 
available in January. Widi 40 si 
dents expected to begin their pt» I 
grams this January, Marlo« | 
expects that entry-level clasi 
close at 50 students next fall. 

After learning that their May 
2001 graduates had a 100 percent 
pass rate on the National Council 
Licensure Examination (NCLEX- 
RN), the School of Nursing is 
preparing for its first December 
graduation in many years. 

Because all the May graduates 
passed the NCLEX-RN and did so 
using an average of 26 fewer ques- 
tions than the national average, the 
National Council of State Boards of 

With a 100 percent pass 
rate, Southern received the 
highest ranking possible 
among nursing programs. 

Nursing gave Southern's School of 
Nursing their highest ranking: num- 
ber one of 1.352 nursing programs 
in the nation. Each school \vith a 100 
percent pass rate also received a 
number one ranking, placing 
Southern among only three other 
number one nursing programs in 

Phil Hunt, dean of the school of 
nursing, said his staff was "quite 
happy about [the ranking)." He 
attributed their success to his 
school's technology, tutoring pro- 
gram and interaction with students. 

Associate level nursing classes 
give only computerized tests, which 
help students prepare for the com- 
puterized NCLEX-RN. 

"We closely monitor students' 
progression in the program," Hunt 

The School of Nursing also 
offers the ASAP (Assisting Students 
to Achieve Professionally) Program, 
which enhances students' critical 
thinking skills and prepares them 
for the NCLEX-RN. 




NYC Trip 

as other museums and ijrivate gal- 
leries. Wayne Ha:ien. dean of tlie 
School of Visual Art and Design, 
and Maria Roybal-Hazen. professor 
of art, directed the art tour. 

The sociology trip's goal was to 
open students' eyes to the issues 
facing urban areas, such as tlie loss 
of tradition when one culture over- 
takes anotlier. 

"1 think I understand people a lit- 
tle bit better now," said Sonya 

Reeves, freshman social work 
major, " and I can now use the sub- 
way and not end up in Queens!" 

Ed Lamb, chair of the social 
work and family studies depart- 
ment, led the students for his 26th 
and final year. 

"I think this is tlie best group 
I've ever taken," Lanib said. 

The students attended a discus- 
sion on what it is like to live in New 
York and fed the homeless on 
Tlianksgiving Day. They also visit- 
ed the United Nations building, the 
Jewish community of the Lower 

East Side and the Chinese 
American Museum m Chinatown. 

Other highlights from the trip 
included the Radio City Music Hall 
Christmas Spectacular and old time 
Broadway favorites such as Les 
Miserables and Phantom of the 
Opera. Students enjoyed attending 
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 
and Christmas shopping in 

All three departments will 
return to New York City next year 
during Thanksgiving break. 

by the Wind Symphony on Dec. 8. 
The concert will be held in the lies 
P.E. Center at 8 p.m. The three focal 
pieces for this concert will be 
"Aspen Jubilee," "Russian 
Christmas Music" and "A 
Christmas Suite." The Stage Band 
and Trombone Choir will also per- 
form at this concert 

Friday night vespers, Dec. 14, 
will be held in the Collegedale 
Church and will feature Southern's 
orchestra and all the choral groups 
on campus. The program is called 
"Dawn of Redeeming Grace," and to 
represent God's world wide grace, 
the choirs and orchestra will per- 
form selecdons from a Russian and 
Spanish origin. 

"1 am excited about hearing all of 
our hard work come together. I love 
the Christinas songs I Canton (the 

small select mbied choir) is singiK | 
and am very excited abou' J 
Rutter's Gloria." said U»l 
Porawski, sophomore m«« «"" | 
tion major . „ 

About 160 voices ivill join", 
er with the orchestra to j""*", I 
variety of Christmas carols, "j^ I 
the performance each clioll 
featured individually as well^ | 
combination with the orcb«» 

Gloria is 

, "wildly I 

Ulona IS a ".— ' , ^5*1 
selection that will be perfcW»J 

all choirs with the orchK^^ ^1 

Bruce Rasmussen, oire ■ 

choral music. . ^^ Vm 

The congregation i^^,,#l 

invited to JO,™ '" Xtn"*! 
songs. Choral a"'' °' „„_tg< 
bers as weU as the con^ 
will experience the divetsff, 

c during this cooca^^ 
concert wiU l>« <f^i 

on Sabbath, Dec. 15' ., 

n the CoUeged! 

MONDAY, December 3, 2001 

CD Review 

Audio Adrenaline 

Ask Mike 

lyrics of the songs oa "Uft" are sim- 
ply amazing but simple. "Audio A" 
has moved in the direction of a 
defined way to praise and wor- 

1 the bottom of 

For the past 11 years Audio 
Adrenaline has brought their , ^, ^ - 
unique and distinguishable sound , '^P ^''^"g^' ^^'^ 
10 contemporary Christian music 
From their solo debut to the pres 
eat. Audio Adrenaline has reinvent 
ed themselves. Their brand new 
release from ForeFront Records 
"lift," is Audio Adrenaline s sixth 
studio project and has ab-eadv gen 
erated a #1 single, "BeautiiijI " 

Musically, this is a more easy lis 
tening album. It flows from one 
track to the next Youll still be able 
to appreciate the typical Audio Audio Adi 
Adrenaline sound: playfiil drums, cert in Se 
amazing electric guitars, a great 
bass line and a front man v^th one 
of the most recognizable voices in 
Christian music. But there's a sense 
of growth with Audio Adrenaline's 
more mature sound. If s music with 


a purpose. 

This project speaks about God's 
love and consistency. One of the 
tracks. "Ocean Floor," talks about 
how God throws our sins away com- 
pletely: They're all behind you / cohesi 

gotten / They're 
the ocean floor." 

^nis is a more emotional 
recording. TTiis album really takes 
you right to the heart of it all, lyri- 
cally and musically," said Mark 
Stuart, 'Audio A' front man. in a 
press release. 

Another track, Tremble," 
speaks about how amazing it is to 
be in God's presence: Tour Glory 
fills this place / And I beckon You 
for mercy / And I beckon You to for- 
give everything I've ever done / 
And I fremble / 1 fremble." TTie title 
frack of the album simply says: 
"And I lift you up so high / I forget 
about the world I'm living in / Lay it 
at Your feet / I'm giving in / My joy 
inside / I cannot hide / I love to lift 

lift is the best album put forth 
by Audio Adrenaline so far. as it is a 
musical collaboration that offers a 

Mike Fulbrighl, pastor of 
young adult ministries, 
discusses life's choices 
on whether we should 
ever compromise and 
what the apostle Paul 
says about caffeine use. 


If Uiere are times in our \ 
when it's okay to compromise c 
standards-like eating ; 


How should this generation 
react to Ellen White's "high" stan- 
dards and "strict" advice on things 

missionary because that's all tiiere like caffeine and other Hfestyl 

s to eat, or eating out at a restau- choices? 
rant where your "man servant and 
maid servant" are working on the 
Sabbath, in order to not "make a 
scene" around your non-Adventist 
relatives, or wearing jewelry 
gift and the per- 

n would 


My family never drank Dr. 
Pepper when I was growing up as a 
kid. Well, I should say we did for a 
while, until we found out it had the 

The growth has definitely gone V"^^ "^^^^ ^^ i'O" ^ P^J^'^e 

beyond just drums and guitars. TTie 


1 floor / Your s 


"The Underground" targets youth ministry 

^ "'*^y enjoy another Dr. Pepper until 
decades later when I became old 
enough to make my own clueless 
^swer: decisions. Ah. the freedom to 

I don't think it would be fair to drink Dr. Pepper whenever I want- 
say that "compromising" in a proi)- ed. Why were my pants shrinking? 

^^ beginning of a new kind of minisfry 

The Seventh-day Adventist for Adventist youth," writes regional 
Church in tiie South Pacific region youth director Gilbert Cangy in a 
has launched a youth program that brochure infroducing the concept. 
The program encourages young 
people to meet regularly with an 
Underground small group, to con- 
centrate on personal spiritual 
growth, and to speak out about their 

organizers hope will mark 

of youtii involvement in the mission 

of the church. 

"The Underground' youth pro- 
gram is an exciting initiative that 
encourages Adventist young people faith. An 
*" "'" ' Underground Web 

"REZIO" series will be produced 
especially for young people and will 
be broadcast live around the world 
on the church's global satellite net- 

|to reach out to tiieir fiiends 
|effort to awaken an interest in spiri- 
ings," explains Pastor Leo 
-, "'3 vice president of the 
|Adventist worid church, and guest 

updates, and away 
for participants across regions to 
keep in touch. 

The initial phase of the program 

speaker at a youth rally November 7 ^H concentrate on building interest 

"> Sydney Australia. in a ICWay satellite series to be held 

"T^e Underground signals the in August 2002. The so-called 

er situation suddenly rendi 
standard obsolete and no longer 
important. Let me explain what 1 
mean. Let's say I'm visiting some 
non-Adventist friends on a Sabbatii 
afternoon. In the midst of our con- 
versation, one of my friends 
decides that tuning 

My family also didn't ride bikes c 
Sabbath when I was growing up as 
a kid either. Too high on tiie fiin 



rily More so because I thought 

Florida/Tennessee football game I could do a better job of caring for 

is an absolute must. Recognizing my body 

that I'm in their home and in their I always want to know the bibli- 

environment, I don't suddenly up cal principle that drives a particu- 

and leave just because they've lar standard. 1 know Paul teaches 

decided to participate in something in some of his writings that I have 

Church Schedule 

For December 8, 2001 

The Hiird 

* Life SDa 

9:00, 11:30 

Ed Wright 



Gordon Bielz 

Unknonn -MM 


Tim Wilson 
Jeff Crain 


8:55, 11:25 

Mike PettengiU 



Jerry Arnold 


9:00, 11:30 

Don Cetl>-9 

"God's Giving Lov 


Kennwh- Luckelt 

( jilyifjivn 


Jerry Johns 

I wouldn't normally do on Sabbath 
afternoon. Instead I sit tight. And 
you know, sneak a peek only on 
first downs or something. 

But then next Sabbath after- 
noon rolls around. I'm home this 
time. I've just finished my cottage 
cheese loaf, mashed potatoes and 
scallops. I plop down on the couch 
and remember, "Hey, my beloved 

this afternoon." Now I could 
son (rationalize) it away and say, 
"Hey, I watched the Gators game 
last week at unchurched Harry's 
house. If that was cool, I might as 
well watch the Hogs game this 
week." Hmmm..,. 

Being sensitive to the chosen 
lifestyle of my non-Adventist neigh- 
bor doesn't necessarily mean that 
my chosen way of living is sudden- 
ly invalid. Standards are (hopeful- 
ly) principle driven, If keeping col- 
lege football out of my life on 
Sabbath was spiritually healthy for 
me before my trip to Harry's, 
ihere'? a real good chance it's still a 
pretty good idea. (Unless, of 
course, it's during the SEC champi- 
onship game ... I'm kidding.) 

a God-given responsibility t 
good care of my physical body (I 
Corinthians 6). That's a principle, 
1 also know that Paul teaches in 
some of his writings that I have a 
God-given responsibility to guard 
those thmgs that enter my heart 
and mind (Philippians 4). That's 
another biblical principle. 

Using those principles I'm now 

playing Alabama equipped to make decisions about 

what I eat, drink, read, watch, lis- 

The bottom line is, I could do a 
better of job of implementing both 
of those principles in my life. Yeah, 
I've ditched soda. But man, why is 
it that those Krispy Kreme dough- 
nuts can call out my name anytime 
day or night? And wow, Moose 
Tracks ice cream. Why can't broc- 
coli taste that good? Remember, 
it's not Salvation by Standards. 

Make your lifestyle decisions 
principle driven and prayer driven 
and you'll find that those "high 
standards," as you call them, will 
take care of themselves. 

6 The Southern Accent 

Monday, DeceIJ^^^^^ 

Kristen Snyman 
Lifestyles Editor 


The Samaritan Center: Meeting the needs of the community 

1 be done. -In July 

TTie Biblical story of the Good 
Samaritan is well known: the 
Samaritan finds a Hebrew man lying 
on the side of the road, near death. 
Rven though Hebrews and 
Samaritans are/ rivals the Good 
Samaritan risks hJs life to prowde the 
Hebrew with shelter, food and 
enough money to get by on. 

Ixss known is the story of the 
Samaritan Center, located on Old Lee 
Highway in Ooltewah, behind 
Wendy's. The Samaritan Center pro- 
vides many services, including: 

• The Thrift Shop and Clearance 
Shop, where clothes can be pur- 
chased for Si or less 

• Tlie Toy Connection, where 
good used toys can be bought for as 
liltle as 25 cenls 

• A staff of social workers that is 
available Monday through Thursday 

• 'ITie Food Pantry, which pro- 
vides emergeni-y food supplies 

• A community care nurse who 
cjin lend out health equipment to 
llinse in need. 

Gail Williams has been the 

Samaritan Center's executive direc- 
tor since it began in 1986 as Adventist 
Community Service Center by local 
members of the Seventh-day 
Adventist community. 

*We were originally placed in the 
old US 101 building," Williams said. 
There was very little faith in the 
Center the building was designed for 

However, over the next few years, 
the Center outgrew these confines 
and in 1996 their board chairman, 
Bill Hulsey, negotiated for the pur- 
chase of what had been the Red Food 
store, a 25,000 square foot facility, 
twice the size of the Center's original 
headquarU'rs. "(Hulseyl is a very 
astute business person with incredi- 
ble negotiation skills," Williams said. 
"He is a big part of the reason we've 
been so successful." 

With the move into a larger build- 
ing, it was decided that it was lime for 
a name change as well. Rather than 
give the impression that the Center 
was strictly an Adventist endeavor, 
the board members decided on a 
name tliat all Christians know. 

"The story of the Good Samaritan, 

1 which a stranger \ 

i willing to 

get involved and reach 
into his pocket to help someone he 
didn't know is our inspiration," 
Williams said. "Our focus is 
munity building, we want 
alongside the community.' 

1 walk 

Center is most proud of is registered 
nurse Carolyn Fore, Fore specializes 
in "hofistic care," meaning the men- 
tal, physical, spiritual and emotional 
aspects of health, she said. "It's help- 
ing people understand care in all of 
those connections and how they are 
finked," Fore said. 

Through Memorial Hospital, who 
upplement Fore's 

said, but n 

the shelves 

DiMemmo said. 'Winlei fooZ?; 

round." "^ 

In order i 
Samaritan Center often [ 
in community events, DiMem,„„ 
said. Tliese include tlie summer 
Clmstian festival J-Fest and , 

supplies, the 

Ciiristmas parade 

sponsored by 


Within die staff of the Samaritan 
Center include Pentecostals, 
Baptists, Mormons, Church of God 
members and Presbyterians working 

"SpirituaUy we're very together," 
Williams said. "I'm the choir director, 
1 try to keep everyone on key" 

One of the features the Samaritan 

Samaritan Center is able to offer free Shallowford YMCA that will be 

cholesterol screenings and free -^ " - 

vision and hearing checks. They are 

also able to lend out wheelchairs, 

walkers, hover chairs and crutches 

to the disabled and refer patients to 

local physicians. 

"Marilyn's work is such an out- 
reach," said Carrie DiMemmo, the recording artists Salvador and (he 

Dec. 9. Events such as thes^'i 
the Samaritan Center to bring more 
recognition to itself, resulting in 
more donations. 

This New Year's Eve. the 
Samaritan Center will also be (aking 
advantage of a concert by Christian 

Samaritan Center's community 
development assistant 

During the hofiday season, there 
is an outpouring of donations to the 
Samaritan Center. On the Monday 
after Thanksgiving one can expect to 
see the shelves of the Food Pantry 
stocked with canned goods and the 
deck behind the Center overflowing 
with donated furniture. This holiday 
generosity is a good start, DiMemmo 

Darrins. sponsored by local Christian 
radio statiort J103. TTie concer! \vill 
be held at the Hamilton YMCA and 
there wiU be a food drive so that the 
community can donate lo the 
Sagiaritan Center, said John Lamb, 
the Samaritan Center's communica- 
tions director. The concert is $7 in 
advance and SlO at tlie door Tliose 
interested should call Dawn Maynor 
atJ103 at 892-1200. 




The 80s: Cosby Show, faded jeans 
Super Mario and Cape Canavaral 

The eighties were filled with events and 
fads during which many Southern stijdents 
were growing up. Prince Charles and Princess 
Diana's royal wedding in 1981 was watched via 
live television. Sally Ride became die first 
woman in space in 1983. The U. S. S. R. 
launched the MIR space-station in 1986. 

During tliat same year, a fragedy took place 
off the coast of Florida at Cape Canavaral. The 

^ Griflin - Hcrr 


Jamie Griffin and Stephen Herr wisli to 
announce their cngagenienl. 

Ms. Griirin is Uie daugliter of Kenny and 
Bobbie Griffin of Orlando, Fla. She is a stu- 
dent at Soutliern Adventist Univeraily, wliere 
she is currently a senior biology major. She is 
a 1998 graduate of Bass Academy. She is cur- 
rently employed at Northminster 
Presbyterian Church. 

Mr Herr is Uie son of Ron and Chrisline 
Herr of Berrien Springs, Mich. He is a 2001 
graduate of Southern Adventist University. 
He is currently employed at Highland Vioew 
Academy in Maryland. 

A June 2002 wedding is planned. 

McSherry - Harebottle 

Angela McSherry and Norman Harebottle 
III wish to announce their engagement 

Ms. McSherry is the daughter of Richard 
and Diane McSherry of Sacramenlo, Calif. 
She is a student at Southern Adventist 
University, where she is a freshman public 
relabons major. Ms. McSherry is a 2001 grad- 
uate of Visions in Educadon home school She 
IS employed at Uie ABC in Flemmg Plaza. 

Mr Harebottle is tlie son of Norman and 
Julie Harebottle of Sacramento. Calif He is a 
student at Southern Advendst University 
where he is a junior CIS major. He is a 1996 
graduate of home school. He is employed by 
K-LOVE Radio Networit of Sacramento, Calit 
as a computer programmer. 

A June 2002 wedding is planned. 

cut-off jeans, leg-warmers, t-shirt rings, friend, 
ship bracelets, slap bracelets, leather, neon col 
ors, spandex, headbands, scrunchies. 
Hammer pants, t-shirts, hospital scrubs, tank 
tops, and oversized sweatshirts. Hair for the 
decade was overly large. Poofy bangs and hair 
for women and bushy Afro hair for men Kii 
the accepted style. 

New items on the consumer market includ- 
ed Nintendo and Game Boy video game sys 
terns, minivans, and camcorders. Anotheritcm 
that was introduced in 1981 was (lie personil 
computer, manufactured by IBM. Tlie leltvi 
sion market received a boost from the cable 
television industry during the eighti«. * 
arrival of MTV also revoludonized specialiw 
television networks. In 1980. Ted Turnerintw 
duced Cable News Network. settinB a "W 
pace for television journalism. , 

In the entertainment indusfry, ■"»"«„ 
as "Back to the Future," -E.T- -me E-*^ 
Terrestrial,- "Honey, I Shrunk die Kids, a" 
■The Princess Bride" were among the am 
popular movies of the time. Favorite pnniet»» , 
television included several family-o"™' . 

Supjt Mario Braihm was a big hit for the 
Nintendo game systems in the 1980s. 

space shutUe Challenger exploded, kiUing all 
seven asfronauts aboard including educator 
Chnsta McAuliffe ta 1989, the Berlin Wall feU 
reumbng East and West Germany. 

During the 80s. society became much more 
matenalisdc. Forbes magazines 400 richest 
people list became more important than the 
bUO largest companies. During the eighdes 
more Uian ever before, fashion became much 

A„^ iT- f""-' '^*" "™' ^"^ Ellis, 
^H T;r'^" ^'''"^^ "<• Company 
Adidas, and Nike 

Fashions for the decade included &ded and 

comedy programs such 

"Family Tif* 


"Growing Pains," "Facts of Life, 
Cosby Show." .^j^ 

Pop music exploded mdi a vanety ol » 
and groups during the eigiiSes- R»* l|j^ 
country, and rap were among the wo 
popular music styles. New Kids on the K* 
was the 80s vereion of todays Bactetre«7 | 
or 98 degrees. Dolls, limchboxes. P^^ 
notebooks, t-shirts, and tons of oUi ^^^ ■ 
chandise donned tlie pictures and loe ^^^^ | 
popular boy group. Paula A°?" ' B* 1 
Hammer, Madonna, Michael J»"*l^l 
Jovi, U2, and other pop stars ^".'(rfi*! 
brought about a definite "^•'^gL j„di* I 
musics style had been during *«,'*^„„f^i( I 

Music is probably the longest lasnns^ ^ 
the 80s decade which has left its mam 
ety even as we know it today. 


December 3, 2001 

The Southern Accent 


Ti me to tos s the snakeskin pants 

^\Vinter will soon be upon us and 
it's time to think about updabng our 
wardrobes once again. To assist us 
in this endeavor, I have turned to 
my trusty pile of magazines and 
have compiled a list of what is in 
and what is out for this season 

As you can see. yesterdays 
'■must haves" can quickly become 
today's "I-will-never-be caught vi-ear 
ing-that-agains." A fashion bp when 
buying a trendy item, stick to some- 
thing that costs less than fifty dol 
lars. That way, when it goes out i 
style in a few months, you won t b 
stuck widi a three hundred dolUi 
pair of purple snakeskin pants thai 
nobody wants to see anymore 

There are many well dressed 
faculty around Southern's campus 
but in my search, one fecultv mem 
> the top of the hst 

Roche lie's fashion DOs 

and DONTs 

Sheffield professop of English earned [he tide of 
Facult) ™th hu snaiz, dtcssing and for knomng the bott. 

Best Dressed Facul^ English always matches perfectly and he 

professor Marcus Sheffield has a vast array of suits Whats 

Our grammar class has had more he even knows tlie button 

quite a few discussions about rule and always has the proper 

Sheffield's wardrobe. Sheffield number buttoned on his suit I 


Fur and feathers 
Lace stockings 
Romantic look 


Baguette bags 

Distressed leather 

Boot Cut pants 

American flag motif 

Pointy boots 


Animal prints 


80s punk rock look 

Cold heads 

Messenger bags 

Smooth leather 

Flared pants 

British flag motif 

Chunky platform shoes 

Terrorist attacks affect 
post-traumatic stress levels 

Harrell - Sharp 

Jotn" I!"".''''" ^^ J°"^than Sharp wish to 

and Sh.. ""S '^ *^ daughter of Michael 
She is " "^'■^l <^f Port Charlotte. Fla. 
Ifniversih. ^. "^ '-"^ Southern Adventist 
n^-sm ,?•""'"'" ^'^^'^^ senior print jour- 
^Tsi^r. ^^^ '^ ^ 1998 graduate of 
^pCdaTnr^^A-demy. She is 

Mr Sh=f ^^ "^^"^^"^ Of America. 

^"of r^u ^ '"" •'f Walter and Nancy 
Southern Af'""'^^"« is a student at 
•enior cn^''"^'' University, where he is a 
niajor. H^'^P^l^'- systems administration 
?«R!jerianJ^ A^ \^^ graduate of Georgia- 
^^^r^L^^r'- "^ '^ employed in 
*^^2 wedding is planned. 

Tucker - Haugsted 

Melissa Tucker and Loran Haugsted wish 
to announce their engagement 

Ms. Tucker is the daughter of Ben and 
Doris Tucker from Milton-Freewater. Ore. 
She graduated from Upper Columbia 
Academy in 1996. She is a 2001 graduate of 
Southern Adventist University with a degree 
in elementary education. She is employed at 
Brakeworth Jr. Academy. 

Mr. Haugsted is the son of Roscoe and 
Patrida Haugsted from Wilson, Mich. He is a 
student at Southern Adventist University, 
where he is a a senior dieology major. He 
graduated from Upper Columbia Academy in 
1996. He is employed at Talge Hall. 
A June 16. 2002. wedding is planned. 

It has been nearly two months since the 
Sept 11 massacres in New York City, 
Washmgton DC and Pa. Today, we still see 
pictures of ground zero in news magazines. 
Now we can read stones about America sfrik- 
ing back at terrorism in newspapers. 
Television news media is slill focusing its 

"Mental health experts can't 
cite an event in U.S. histoiy 
with a mass impact compara- 
ble to [the Sept. ii attack]" 
- Margarita Bauza, Detroit News 

headline stoneb on issues regarding Sept. 11 
and the results of that tragic event. 

Margarita Bauza of the Detroit News 
reported that "mental health experts can't 
cite an event in recent U. S. history with a 
mass impact comparable to [the Sept. 11] 
attack. Even those who remember the 1941 
attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, did- 
n't have the nonstop images of desfruction 
and mayhem available to anyone today with a 
TV or computer terminal." 

Being exposed to either graphic news cov- 
erage or the actual attack sites could be 

extremely psychologically disturbing to the 

American people. Many questions have been '^^^■ 

raised recently about victims of the attacks, „^^^^^ 

and American's in general, experiencing prophetic ideas. Rather than dealing with 

symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks. ^^^1^ fedings, they should deal with feith." 

emotional numbness, sleeping problems. 

depression, anxiety, or anger. Such symptoms (Sources: and National \ 

fall under the anxiety disorder known as Post- /^,^„(g of Mental Health) 

traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

According to the National Institute of 
Mental Health, the disorder develops follow- 
ing exposure to a terrifying event such as the 
terrorist attacks, Alberto dos Santos, dean of 
the school of education and psychology, said 
Ihat it is "doubtful" that anyone at Soutliern 
will experience symptoms of PTSD, because 
of tlie terrorist attacks, unless they have gone 
through the traumatic experience or have had 
a personal loss due to the attacks. 

An event such as tlie terrorist attacks 
"could trigger something in those who have 
unresolved trauma." said Michael Eari. 
President of Oakland Family Services. So, the 
most likely victims of PTSD are those people 
who were achially at the site of one of the ter- 
rorist attacks or who lost a loved one or other 
acquaintance in the tragedy. But that doesn't 
mean that Americans who watched coverage 
of the events will not be affected. 

'The Sept II attacks will likely have a 
much more serious psychological impact 
[than the 1974 Israeli kidnapping that killed 
22 teenagers) on direct survivors and the rest 
of the counfry The more devastation, the 
more vulnerable somebody will be to develop 
psychiatric symptoms, This particular thing is 
so devastating because there was no warning 
and because people were watching it live," 
said Michelle Riba. professor at the 
University of Michigan, 

How should SouUiern students deal with 

tlieir own feelings of anger or anxiety aroused 

by these acts and tlie continual coverage of 

Santos said that shidents should 

these events ; 

Monday, December 



Rachel Bostic 
Editorial Editor 



Offer more vegan 
options for students 

An important issue was brought 
to my attention this week. An issue 
that had never even crossed my 
mind before is now very important 

i am a vegetarian. I have been 
raised vegetarian, and while the 
stray chicken flavoring with real 
chicken may have gotten past me, I 
do not consciously eat meat. 1 don't 
want to eat meat. I don't care if you 
do, but I don't, and I don't want it 
cooked in my pots or eaten with my 

I don't drink milk, either, but 
that's more because I don't like the 
taste of it than for health reasons 
(although I've since found out that 
it's not at all healthy). No one 
believes me, but I can taste what 
the cow ate when I drink milk and 
it disgusts me. 1 do eat cheese, ice 
cream, and food that has had milk 
cooked in it. I just don't like the raw 

My roommate, however, is the 
first real live vegan I've met. She 
does not eat any animal products, 
including cheese, milk and eggs, as 
well as sugar or processed food 
such as our "fake meat," In all hon- 
esty, I have to say that I greatly 
admire her ability to turn down 
candy, because I have a giant sweet 

But being a vegan, she runs into 
lots of problems here at Southern. 
Tlie cafeteria offers some alterna- 
tives to the lacto-ovo diet, but not 
many. Rice and beans get bland day 
after day, and the only other alter- 
natives are veggie meats, which 
she doesn't eat. As she pointed out, 
why can't tlie cafeteria, when serv- 
ing lasagna or eggplant Parmesan, 
make a dish or two of the entree 
without cheese? Or, since we serve 
fake meat like it's gui[ig out of 

style, how about macaroni 
cheese with some soy cheese? 

This is her first year at 
Southern, after two years at a pub- 
lic community college. To my cha- 
grin, she said that it was much eas- 
ier to stick to her diet at her old 
school than it is here. Why? 
Because when she told people 
there about her dietary rules, they 
accepted. They were much more 
used to accepting people as they 
were, be it drug addiction, homo- 
sexuality or vegan vegetarianism. 
They were simply more accepting 
and would make special efforts to 
include her in food occasions. 
Some examples she gave me 
included her teachers bringing her 
fruit when they served cake at 
functions and the yearbook staff 
making sure the restaurant where 
they had their end-of-semester 
party catered to her needs. 

Yet here at Southern, where we 
pride ourselves on our "healthful- 
dietary rules, pizza is served at 
nearly every school-wide or depart- 
ment party. Donuts and milk are 
served in the dorms. Vegan stu- 
dents are completely left out at 
KR's Place and the Campus 
Kitchen and slighted in the cafete- 

The weirdest part about this 
whole situation to me is when I 
asked her where she based her 
religious convictions for not eating 
any animal products, The verse she 
quoted me? Genesis l:29-the exact 
same verse that I use for defending 
my lacto-ovo vegetarianism. That's 
when I realized that people who 
stick to stricter dietary guidelines 
are NOT trying to be difficult or 
different. They are sticking to 
strong religious beliefs, the same 
way I am. How can we not try to 
accommodate them? 

Students now enjoy waiting at Student Finano 



by Rachel Bostic 


We need your feedback to 
make the Accent better 

Daniel Olson 

During tlie last two weeks, you 
might have been handed a sheet of 
paper by Dave U'onard, who asked 
you to fill out a survej- about what 
you read and don't road in the 


The Accent staff wants your 
feedback in order to improve. We 
want to know what you er^oy read- 

ma and what ^.liioii ut the ACCENT 

a dynamic humor page and getting 
the Accent into your hands almost 
every Wednesday night. 

In a comparison of the Accent 
witli other Adventist college news- 
papers, the Acx:ent is far better in 
layout, reiwrting and photography. 

But we are not completely satis- 
fied. We want to make tlie Accent, 
Uie student newspaper of Southern- 
the largest Adventist college-better. 

And you can help. But don't 
merely circle Os and 3s on the sur- 
vey. Write suggestions. Offer 

Thumbs up to SA senators. From what I've see 
the senators are doing a good job this year keeping 
touch with their constituents and addressing issut 
Also, a big thumbs up to the forming of a committee to 
evaluate Southern's professors. This is not a chance for 
students to complain about the amount of homework or 
anything like that, but an opportunity to make sure that 
the money they pay to learn is being paid to professors 
who are willing to teach, professors who take an inter- 
est in the students and live up to Southern's standards. 

Thumbs down to some of the eating establishments 
on campus for not providing adequate food for vegan 
students. Wliile there are some alternatives, most of 
tliem are either the same every day (rice and beans) or 
include fake meat, which some vegans do not eat. 
Vegan students do not choose a vegan diet to be diffi- 
cult Some are practicing their religious beliefs, while 
others have dietary allergies. 

TTiumbs up on the fall semester of 2001. DesJ | 
going through some of the hardest times our na 
ever faced, as well as personal tragedies on carr. 
faculty, staff and students of Southern have pulW I 
together. No defeatist attitude has been apparel 
ijistead, most of us seem resilient and confident u« I 
things will turn out all right. Most of us expect w^| 
back on our college year^ widi fondness and nosffl^ I 
but I think that this year will be remembered as m^ | 
we really learned who we were and what we cc" 

Thumbs down ( 

I the administration of 


South requiring students I 

come and pick uP » 

weekend leaves from the front desK. unci' ■ "" ^^ j< 
the desk workers to be unhelpfiil, """"f^" Jnl 
even downright rude in retrieving my leave. « . 
easier on students if the leaves were placed » i. 
boxes, like in Thatcher, especially for the st«" 
turn their leave requests in several days early. 

I. And if y 

J didn't get a survey, 
" or swing by the 
let us know, 
is your student 
; know what you 

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December 3, 2001 

The Southern Accent 

Thankful for not being a turkey 

1 keeping with this 
"ertaiti bearded birds should Ufl 

pea green in color and accom- 
^ paniedbyafrighteninglytiltedbam 
^j and a silo \vithout a top These w 

of gratitude. I thought it would 
be good to reflect on those things 
nhich 1 have reason to be thankful 

To start with, I am quite thankful 
^at 1 am not a turkey. I am thankful 
dial die good Lord has seen fit to 
give me a larger brain (though some 
would question that), a stouter 
■ Jane (more would question that) 
and fewer reasons to hide, terrified, 
m die deep recesses of some forest 
glade each autumn (even I would 
question that). 

However, though I am very 
thankful that I am not a turkey, dur- 
ing the past few days I have also 
been ttiankful for frees, and it is on 
these very objects that I will dwell 
tor die remainder of this short, trite 

You must surely want an explana- 
tion as to why I have chosen to give 
thanks to God for something as 

windy nights. But I 

soon before my Jfteenth birUiday 

[13 acaauii ui ,, , , . ' ""'^ mv parents SaW fit tO eaSP their fnnd 

whichallbut ^' 7™""^/,1 by several of the bill by sending 1 to HeSe 

""" '"''^'^' "'^P''^^ " •="> ^™l<i Academy, which. alLugh it may 

,„ „( 1.... ^^^^ i^^i^^j ^^^ ^^^^ comforts, 

Grateful for pasta day ® 
and the bare minimum 

wish for Having a plethora of low 

, the 1 


iruly have nothing better to do than 
read my ramblings. I will assume 
that the second of these statements 
is true and proceed with an explana- 

My innate love of trees and my 
gralitiide for them began when I was 
a wee child of sb:. It began at this 
age because this was the time that 
my family (and I, of course) moved 
inlo a rather old farmhouse, which 

spreading branches, these trees pro- 
vided a jungle gym without com- 
pare. Every moment possible was 
spent climbing each tree in circuit. 
and most days ended with my 
stretching out on a limb and enjoy- 
ing the filtered sunlight, the deep down and always listening, 

' lack of trees. A personal 
favonte of mine was dubbed the 
Sunset Tree, and though a tedious 
ascent of two smaller trees beside it 
was required to reach its lowest 
branch when the sun had hastened 
iir enough to the west an excellent 
\iew of Its departure could be seen 
reflected in a nearby lake. Too few 
evenings were spent at the top of 
that tree, clinging to the smallest 
branches I dared while God in His 
vi ibdom saw fit to deny yet another 
a quest to let those sunsets last for- 

It was then with no small joy that 
i later greeted this campus, with its 
scattered maples adorning several 
select locations and giving promise 
of many pleasant climbs. This has 
indeed proven to be the case, as it 
has been in numerous places among 
these trees that I have spent many 
hours of reading, rest and recre- 
ation. These trees have been some 
of my best friends, never letting me 

Sarah Pester 


I have lost 10 pounds since com- 
ing to Southern. 

Anyone who has ever seen me 
wll probably attest that I don't need 
to go on a diet, hi fact, I was looking 
forward to gaining the notorious 
"freshman 15" just so I could have a 
my bones. 

green of the leaves and the v 
mother calling me in to supper. 

After these glory days, my love 
affair with bark-clad flora was inter- 
rupted by a sbc-year stay on a six- 
acre plot of ground fiat and treeless 
enough to evoke nightmares of 
Dorothy and Toto in Kansas on 

when I have nothing 

So you see. it is witli good reason 
that I give thanks for these many- 
limbed masterpieces of creation, 
and count them nothing less than 
what they are: worthy gifts tliat God 
cared enough to give to an unwor- 
thy man like me. 

Why do professors punish sickness? 


Angela Jeweu 


For those of you who don't get 

sick, this doesn't apply to you. 

|Unfortunately, I seem to get some 

* every now and then that pre- 

Tie from living out my daily 

ctivities. That is, I miss class. 

Getting sick is part of life, and 1 

L-ept that. The problem that I 

- Southern's attendance poU- 

'■ catalog says, "[Professors] 

>t i-xcuse absences for rea- 

'liiT dian illness, authorized 

trips or emergencies beyond 

''i'-nts control." It does not 

^ ihing about documentation. 

''■by do I find "you must bring 

>i documentation from a 

rofessional" in my syllabi? 

n t i.<ry professor requires docu- 

-nLiiinn, But some have refused 

ijivc in,, credit for work I turned 

"- 'if-xt day after missing a class 

^''um: I failed to bring a note of 

"^urm-ntaUon. Two professors 

;'"■ ^^fi. "It's really not up to me, 

administrative policy." 

''I'^'iimes they teU me I need to be 

^'- responsible and that they're 

'sparing me for real fife in the 

\ '^!^ world. This confuses me, 

ii'V..i '"^ been working at a real 

e my freshman year. 

'sick there, they never 


; <'ay I had a migraine and 

^classes. I was told that I 

behaved responsibly and 

j)ra Hrl""'^ ^°^ Health Services 

r^ doctor. I received a zero on the 

homework that I had completed the 
night before. To me, this was ridicu- 

First of all. Health Services does 
not give out excuse notes anymore. 
1 think it is unfair for professors to 
require these notes if they no longer 

^^'h.n I 


Second, the responsibiUty issue 
and "preparing me for real life" 
explanation doesn't cut it If I have to 
run down to the hospital for them to 
reassure me that I do indeed have a 
migraine, does that make me more 
responsible? I think I am responsi- 
ble enough to determine whether or 
not I have a headache all by myselt 
Documentation does not prepare 
students for real fife or a profession- 

I have a very hard time under- 
standing why any professor would 
put a student in this situation, I work 
very hard and put a large percent- 
age of my income toward my school 
biU, like many students here at 
Southern. I wouldn't miss class. 

therefore wasting money and hurt- 
ing my grade, if I didn't have to, I 
feel like it is wrong for professors to 
penalize students for missing class 
due to illness. 

Third, this policy of requiring 
documentation assumes that stu- 
dents are liars. The policy implies 
that teachers are going to make sure 
that students do not take advantage 
of them, so they require proof that a 
shident really is sick. 1 don't like 
these assumptions, They may be 
true of some students, but not all, 
and a policy should not penalize stu- 
dents who are truly sick and who 
want to succeed for the sake of gel- 
ling those few who fake a cough. 

Last year I spoke widi someone 
in the academic administrative 
office who told me that professors 
and the various departments have 
the freedom to make Uieir own poli- 
cies So, I ask the professors and 
adminisB^tors who work so hard to 
prepare us for responsibiUty. real life 
jobs and adulthood to treat us like 
the responsible adults that many of 
us are instead of penalizing us for 
being sick. 

So far, that hasn't happened. 
College is having the reverse affect 
on me. Instead of fattening me up, 
it's thinning me down (if tliat's possi- 

I eal a lot. Given the opportunity 
of an all-you-can-eat buffet or a free, 
home-cooked meal, I will eat more 
than the healthiest NFL linebacker. 

I am used to big meals. I lived at 
home all through high school, and I 
grew accustomed to my grandma's 
home cooking. Her (real) mashed 
potatoes and gravy are beyond com- 
pare, not to mention her (mock) 
chicken pot pie or (mock) chicken 
rice casserole. 

Upon coming to Southern, I was 
faced with a new diet altogether. Not 
only has the food itself changed 
drastically, but 1 also eat on a budget. 

The current minimum allows me 

to eat about S5 of food a day. Unless 
you're used to eating one meal a day, 
this is nearly impossible, especially 
when every meal comes to roughly 
$5.23 (this includes one corn dog 
and water). Being the true tightwad 
that I am, I've been trying to stay 
under the minimum. 

As you can imagine. I was very 
happy when I found out they are rais- 
ing the cafeteria minimum to Sl60 
next year. This raises the daily mini- 
mum to S5.34. That means I can 
spend that extra 34 cents on tax each 

But I'm not the only one eating on 
a budget. I saw a news broadcast the 
otiier night that gave me a little taste 
of what "daily minimum" means for 
some people. There are thousands 
of Afghani children refugees living 
in Pakistan and working in child 
labor camps just to earn a few pen- 
nies each day. 

I tliought having a mere 534 pen- 
nies to spend a day was unreason- 
able, but tiiese children work in the 
worst conditions imaginable for 12 
or more hours a day and get a few 
pennies for tiieir effort. 

These pennies are the difference 
between life and starvation for them. 
The probabfity of my starving to 
deadi while at Southern is none to 
none. But tliousands of Afghani chil- 
dren face the possibility of starving 
to deatli every day 

It makes you kind of grateftil for 
pasta day and the sandwich bar, 
doesn't it? If only one Afghani child 
could know the comfort we take for 
granted each day, I'm sure they 
would tliink they were in heaven. 

Instead of complaining about the 
food (or lack thereof) in the cafete- 
ria, or the fact that I have to pay so 
much for it, I have realized that I 
should be grateful I have food to eat 
and dial I can afford to buy it. And I 
suppose 1 can afford to lose 10 

UcJcJef Cfssmsty 

"Whsre &v: St horoerosJs 

Ice cp«pp) sij- joup fovoplto 

toppings coi7)s to^eflisr on s 

Vto2sn ^rsDlte slsh" 

Bring your I.D, to gel your Student Discount Card 



David's Bridal 



More players, lack of officials and 
field upkeep slow intramurals 

Enough whining, Falcons fans 

Tensions on the field and on the 
court seem to be mounting as more 
teams are formed and fewer games 
are played at intramurals. While 
most people may point a finger at 
the increased enrollment, a deeper 
look shows that the problem with 
intramurals can't be narrowed down 
to just one factor. 

This year. 42 teams participated 
in flag football. Volleyball is current- 
ly juggling 43 teams. Many students 
complain that they don't get to play 
as many games as they'd like to. 
Even during the games, players 
seem to be dissatisfied, 

"There are so many people and 
distractions. If you are by the stage 
or where people are playing basket- 
ball, there's really no room to serve 
[the ball)," said Deanna Shellburne, 
an A-league volleyball player. 
There's so much going on that you 
don't feel like you're playing a 

Bob Bengc, intramurals director, 
said the real problem isn't trying to 

balance all the teams and crowds 
but rather finding officials to offici- 
ate the games. He explains that 
more games could be played if he 

"There are so many 
people and distractions 
. . . you don't feel like 
you're playing a game." 
~ Deanna Shellbume 

had more officials to officiate them. 
Benge gets his officials fi-om the 
officiating class he teaches. He also 
hires students who have finished 
the class to serve as mentors to the 
others and to officiate at intramu- 
rals. But many of these students 
aren't available every night and 
many have night classes. 

"They need to figure something 
out," said Zach Shultz, a B-league 
volleyball player. "We're a universi- 
ty. It's their responsibility. We need 
to hire more officials or do whatev- 
er it takes." 

Benge explains that they need to 
Uke care of the fields, too. The two 
fields behind Village Market need- 
ed reseeding so they played football 
on one field last year while the other 
one was reseeded, and the other 
field was used this year. 

■TVe use a rotating basis to keep 
everything as nice as possible," 
Benge said, Other fields will also 
need some work done on them. 

There is also a long-term plan to 
build an auditorium and a welbiess 
center in one of the fields. 

■^e're not wanting to do any- 
thing out there because in the long 
run, we're not sure it's going to be 
available to use," Benge explains. 

Benge said that if the wellness 
center opens up. volleyball and bas- 
ketball would have an extra court to 
play on because GymMasters and . 
the aerobics classes would move to 
the wellness center. 

But space doesn't seem to be the 
big issue right now. The real prob- 
lem is Benge's questiom "Who am 1 
going to get to officiate these 

This is where I look deep into the 
crystal ball. Since the Accent is pruit- 
ed on a Monday this week, 1 had to 
pick the games two weeks ahead of 
time. The deadline just requires me 
to dig deeper. 

New Orleans at Atlanta 

I have been catching a lot of flack 
because Falcons fans say I never pick 
them. Fme, I have heard your com- 
plaints, and this game is 'a gimme.' 
But if I am wrong, I will never pick 
them again. 

Pick Atlanta 

Enjoy holiday eating in moderation 

N.Y. Giants at Dallas 

Dallas depends on their defense to 

Tennessee at Minnesota 

Minnesota should lose its football 
team, not its baseball team, "C 
teams are downright pathetic % 

Jacksonville at Cincinnati 

At the beginning of the season I 
said the Bengals should no longer be 
called the Bungles. Yeah, well i 
changed my mind. 

Rck: Jacksonville 

Detroit at Tampa Bay 

Last time these two teams met the 
Buccaneers kicked a field goal to v,in 
with seven seconds left. My boss 
says I give the Buccaneers no 
respect you know what, he is right. 
lions win in the upset of die week. 

Pick: Detroit 

Cleveland at New England 

The Browns have an awesome 
defense, and they have the most lake- 
aways in the NFL But Patriots quar- 
terback Tom Brady has had a 
Cinderella season. Look for the 
magic to continue. 
Pick New England 

Carolina at Buffalo 

I sense the weak game of the 
week right here. The only reason that 
the Bills wiU win is because Rob 

While the weather outside may 
not feel like typical cold holiday 
weather, our stomachs are definite- 
ly aware of the festivities. Dinners 
and parlies with friends and families 
certainly invite Uie appetites, but 
don't gorge yourself to the point of 

You are what you eat. But don't 
stress yourself out with extreme 
eating. Our palettes should enjoy 
the delectable gifts of the season, 
but you should feel good about 
yourself after the holidays are over. 

Ratlier, find a balance and chances 
are liealthy choices will become 
habits. Here are s 

1. Increase activity levels to help 
balance the equation, 

2. Do not keep eating until you 
feel full. Give the stomach a chance 
to digest. 

3. Drink water more often. 

4. Eat meals slowly and at regu- 
lar times. 

5. Shop well. Have healthy 
enjoyable food options available. 

6. Try a wide variety of foods, 
instead of selecting Uie same thing. 

7. Read the labels of favorite 

foods. Is there a better choice? 

8. Eat unrefined wholegrain 
foods. Include these in breakfast 

9. Identify unhealthy eating trig- 
gers and look for alternatives. 

10. Choose low fat Steam, bake, 
grill and microwave foods, 


Student Wellness is a program 
designed to help encourage and 
improve the quality of life on our 
campus and it 

keep them in the game, because the Johnson is injured and backup q' 

Cowboy offense '. 

Pick N.Y Giants 

Chicago at Green Bay 

The game of the week decides 
who will take tiie NFC Central. The 
Bears young team has a lot of heart 
but not enough to pull out this game 
against the best quarterback in the 
league today, no matter how he spells 

Pick Green Bay 

San Francisco at St. Louis 

The 49ers just have too much 
power over the bruised up Rams in 
this NFC West showdown. It will be 
a good first half, but the 49ers will 
stiike gold in tiie second half. 
Pick San Francisco 

San Diego at Philadelphia 

The Chargers are looking to get 
back in the playoff hunt, but it might 
be too late. However, a win against 
those stalling Eagles is just what the 
doctor ordered. 

Pick: San Diego 

N.Y. jets at Pittsburgh 

The Jets will dominate on defense 
and win Uiis tiiriller of a game. 

Pick N.Y. Jets 

terback Alex Van Pelt is in to guide 
the hapless Bills to a pathetic victory. 
Pick; Buffalo 

Washington at Arizona 

The Redskins have gone from 
being a laughing stock to a division 
contender. The Cardinals are like 
Ponce de Leon and his search for 
"The Fountain of YouUi," 

Pick Washington 

Seattle at Denver 

Ifs a good thing that Denver Ai- 
n't ti^de away one of their manynjv 
ning backs, as they have neej«i 
them all again this year, Denver nj 
had trouble finding a receiver lo w 
the shoes of Ed McCaffery this )^ j 
and wilt have to make a run nex" 

Pick Seattle 

Indianapolis at Miami 

I hate to do this. I wish diert 
some other way to do this but 
see one. I reaUy hope I ^ 
Please, Peyton Manning, help me. 

Rcfc Miami 


Last Week 10-5 
This Season; 8S46 

Dan. a smor biology emjJ^J 

Thutsda)' night. 


Green Bay at Jacksonville 

Crecn Bay is ridiiiK liigh in tlicir division, even ll'°''^„.. 
iilmost made me cluilic on niv falie luAcy loaf on Tliani-l- 

Calendar of Events 

Tuesday, December 4 

6p Tornado Siren Test 

7p Christmas Tree Lighting (Lawn adjacent to Brock HaU) 
Birthdays: Chens Brewer, Josh Caez, Josh Schutt, Lisa Ware, Robin Wood, 
Timothy Wagner, Tressa Carmichael 

Wednesday, December 5 

Birthdays: Cariad Estella, Douglas Remington, Erin Hand, Jaimee Foote, 
Janette Kartilt, Melody George 

Thm-sday, December 6 

11a Convocation-Student Association (lies) 
Birthdays: Elizabeth Cady, Katie Oswald, Mark Uyeda, Matthew Blair, 

Michelle Shepard. Robby Stalcup, Scott Fogg, Shannon Courey, Steve Rose 

Friday, December 7 ^ 

Withdrawals after today receive "F" 
5:29p Sunset 

8p Vespers, Campus Ministries (Church) 
Birthdays: Brenda Riggs, Cari Silva, Emily Holland, Judy Hernandez 
Karey Foote 

Saturday, December 8 

9a Church Services, Ed Wright 

10:15a Something Else Sabbath School (Spaulding Band Room) 
10:15a The Third, Gordon Bietz Oles) 
11:30a Church Service, Ed Wright 
5p Evensong 

8p Wind Symphony Christmas Concert (lies). Convocation Credit 
Birthdays: Aideen Largosa, Daniel Beaucicot, Eliseo Broche, Esther Aviles, 
Jennifer Mann, Kami Harris, Rodlie Ortiz, Ryan Pulfer, Tara Dennis 

Sunday, December 9 

6-8:30p Thatcher Hall Open House and SA Party (Dining Room) 
Birthdays: Laura Fitzgerald, Natalie Vivo, Tim Clark 

Monday, December 10 

8p Atlanta Sacred Chorale (fles), Double Convocation Credit 
Birtlidays: Charles Choban, Chris Bradley, Jon Barts, Kim Parraway 

Le-Ling Lo, Nickling Saint-Fleur, Rachel Delateur 

Tuesday, December 1 1 

"P Student Senate (White Oak Room, Thatcher Soufli) 
Birthdays: Di Cabellero, Elias Vargas, Richmond Carter 

Wednesday, December 12 

> :-iOp Biology Expo (Hickman Atrium) 
Binhdays: Debbie Nessen 

Thursday, December 13 

• 1 a Clubs & Departments Convocation, various locationsflook for 
posters for details) 
Allison Blue, Czyz Hill, Tara Lewis 

Don't miss President Bietz's 
town hall meeting 

Thursday, 11 a.m., in the gym 
convocation credit 



The Annual ChrisUiias Tree Lighting will 
take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in 
front of Brock and Wood Hall. Various 
Southern musical groups will be per- 
forming. Come and enjoy the holiday 

TOPICS CLASS: Need one credit? 
Need help prepping for die job market? 
Register for Uiis newly developed topics 
class (BUAD 465, CPTR 465, COMM 
465, ART 465) "Preparing lo Meet die 
Firms." Meets Wednesday's at 7 p.m. 
beginning January 16. Seminars include, 
but not limited to: Networking, 
Corporate Climate, Resume/E-Resume, 
Portfolios, Interviews, and Profiling to 
Your Advantage. See your advisor for 
more information. 

Wind Symphony will be performing in 
lies RE. Center Convocation credit will 
be given for this concert. 

Deans and residents of Thatcher and 
Thatcher South would like to invite you to 
theb* Open House on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Prizes will be given for 
the best decorated hall. Some ladies may 
also choose to open their rooms for visi- 
tation. Come and enjoy the Christinas 
season and some refreshments. 

CONCERT: The Atlanta Sacred 
Chorale will perform on Monday, Dec. 10 
at 8 p.m. in lies PE. Center Double 
Convocation credit will be given. Come 
and enjoy a variety of Christmas music. 

DENTS: The recruiter from Loma Linda 
University will be on campus December 
4 and 5. Call the Counseling Center at 
#2782 for an appoinbnent to interview. 

BACK: Monday, Dec. 17 through 
Thursday, Dec. 20, 9 a.m. lo 5 p.m. the 
Campus Shop will be buying back text- 
books. Any books containing CD's or 
tapes must be retiirned widi the text- 
book. Please remember to bring your 
Southern ID card when selling back your 
books. For complete information on our 
web page at 

IMPORTANT: If one of your text- 
books is lost or stolen, please inform us 
before Buy Back so Uiat we may attempt 

to help you locate your missing book(s). 

PRE-REGISTERED: Second seme^ 
ter textbooks will be available December 
3 to 14 to pre-registered students with an 
official book list from the registrar's 
office. No textbooks will be available for 
sale during Book Buy Back December 17 
to 20. 

want to be an actor in the SonRise pag- 
eant, it is mandatory you attend a 
SonRise orientation on Thursday, Dec. 6, 
at 8 p.m. in Lynn Wood Hall. For more 
info, contact Julie Henriquez (238-2572). 


PACKAGES; Shident Missions collec- 
tion boxes are in die cafeteria. Campus 
Kitchen, and KR's Pkice. Drop a non- 
perishable snack in for a shident mis- 
sionary today. 

Body in Motion" T-shirts on sale in the 
Campus Ministi-y's Office. Short sleeve 
(S6) and long sleeve ($8). 

ERS: If you are leading a small Bible 
study group, please contact Marius at 
#238-2724 in the Campus Ministries 

COOKIE CONTEST: The Sktti Annual 
Cookie Contest is coming up. Official 
rules are as follows: submit 3 self-made 
cookies wiUi Uie recipe. All cookies sub- 
mitted become property of die chaplain. 
Entries will be accepted starting 
Monday, December 3. Contest ends 
Tuesday, Dec. 4 at U a.m. Grand prize is 
$100. Winner will be announced at the 
Christinas Tree Lighting. 


Cruiser Classic bikes are selling for S75. 
Contact Manny Bokich in the SA office at 
#2723 or email him at mbokich®hot- 

pany that took yearbook pictures should 
have mailed those pictures to seniors. If 
you have not received your pictiires, 
please call 499-9439 for more informa- 


nioM r. 1 2 

Then one pointed. "Look! The catapults!" 
Alien O'Brien and Joshua Knight appeared on 
the promenade with six upright pianos 
■TTiese are only the beginning of what we will 
launch at your Castle!" Allen threatened as 
the Hickmanites cowered behind their com- 
puters and calculators. Silence fe ■■ Ji"a"y 
one Hickmanite sobbed. -No, no! We will 
make a treaty!" 

Ai the time of this writing, we have sue 

Hickmanites, including Jason lleto, locked up 
in the orchestra room being tortured by Carol 
Davidson and Ariel Childers. They are being 
forced to analyze Swiss augmented sixth 
chords while listening to a beginning oboist 
play minimalistic music. They will not see the 
light of the sun until they can converse intelli- 
gently about medieval church modes, florid 
counterpoint, set theory and pan-diatonicism. 
However, we cannot find a way to restore 
Rob's broken spirit, unless it were to have 
him do a mock interwew with George W. 

Monday, December 3 


Rob York 
Humor Editor 


My Thanksgiving went south 

^ „,,,,„ ,..^,, i-..mj^ ' 1 dates and making "lots and lots < 

I visited my sister and her hus- 
band in Alabama over break. I've 
lived here in Tennessee all my life, 
so Alabama will never be high on 
my list of places I enjoy visiting. 
The first time I ever went to 
Alabama was by accident, when I 
took a wrong turn in Nashville and 
didn't realize it until I saw the sign 
that read; 

The Scenery is Beautiful 
Sorry the People Aren't 

The truth hurts, doesn't it? Silly 
Alabama folk. Must he why 
Tennessee beats them in football 
almost half the time. 

My brother-in-law is a doctor 
who has just finished residency 
and hiH house is iirctty sweet. I 
sliDuIti delinilcly consider marry- 
iiiK a (idctor (a woman, prefer- 
al)ly), He's just starllnt; to refer to 
liirnsflf ,is "Dr. Si/ciiiorc" when he 
it'iswrrs llir plinrir. \\r sayH it's not 
;i h\n, (l<;il, InjI 1 kimw il would be 
Id mi.'. I'hat's itiiid (if wliy I'm hop- 
ing to earn a Ph.D' someday, so 
that people won't just look at me as 
"Uob York the humor columnist" 
but "Dr. R. James York, the noted 
expert on the humor sub-genre." 
Then I'd have my own office 
where I'd sit and practice staring at 
the wall opposite the door so that 
when people come in I can whiri 
around and say "Greetings, wel- 
come to my inner sanctum." I'll 
probably also have to practice pet- 
ting a white, long haired cat while 
I'm at it. 

But enough about that. I got to 
spend a lot of quality lime with my 
oldest sister (she's 30 and our 
middle sister is 29, and no, 1 was 
not a mistake) during break. 
Tiiere wasn't much else to do, 
because at their house reading 
material consists of Martha 
Stewart Living, the Journal of 
Infectious Diseases and catalogs 
for the Pottery Barn, and TV these 
days pretty much consists of 
'Talking With Fred Durst About 
the War in Afghanistan," 

My sister was happy to see me. 

1 could tell as soon as she greeted 

me: "Rob! It's great to see you! 



LOUD!" It's something I've gotten 

used to, being the youngest in the 

family. But I don't want to give you 

guys the wrong impression 

because my sisters treat me with 

all the respect a 9-year-old could 

ask for. It's just that in general. I 

believe older sisters have three 

rules for their younger brothers: 

Rule 1: You are wrong. 

Rule 2: In the rare instances in 

which you are right, I can still say 

it better than you ever could. 

Rule 3: You need a girifriend. 

I can't argue vrith that last one. 

but an- tJic-y going lo start looking 
at me iilte I'm an adult some point? 
When we walk through parking 
lots and a car drives by, will they 
ever assume that I can see it and 
will get out of the way on my own, 
or will they always reach out, grab 
me by the arm and yank me out of 
the way? Will they ever assume 
that I am opening the doors for my 

and making "lots and lots of 
eye contact?" 

It's not so bad these days, 
because my sisters are too busy 
looking after my new nieces to lec- 
ture me. Looking at the new lives 
they've brought into the world, I 
can't help but get a little uneasy. 
Yeah, they look harmless now. but 
sometime in the near future, as I'm 
trying to pay off student loans, 
they're going to be expecting pres- 
ents from me. The thought almost 
makes me wish I was nine again, 
and my sisters were watching out 
for my every move, and their 
future husbands were trying to 
win me over by buying me things. 
Instead, here I am, on the verge of 
adulthood, not sure of where III go 
next and how I'll make ends meet. 

Hey. any of you pre-med ladies 
free this weekend? 

Despite all Rob York's rage he's 
still just a senior communications 
major in a cage. 

•Although with my current 
GPA, I'd have to impress the grad 
schools with my good posture. 

Mabel Wood to the rescue 
of the captive humor editor 

But the Castle was „„t t„ t, 
mken eas,ly. Brian and fe 
began to stumble as the c„mp„; 
majors unleashed a mindalteZ 
program designed to disrupt th, 
signals from Rob's compuj 
"Were off course!" Jared ciial 
The Intrepid Five drew together as 
they heard savage growls from the 

"It's the biology majors!" Devon 
whispered. "They've rejuvenated 
their dissected animals and Jred 
them with fierce revenge!" Lori 
turned and darted back for reij. 
forcements as the other four 
pressed onward 

"There he isi" Beckj peenig 

Top Ten Rea.sons To Shave Your Head 

10. Balaam put a curse on your hair. 

9. A year later, you're Btill moiu'ning 

tho breakup of (he Smashing 


8. You never had the the strength of 

Samaon, so what do you have to lose? 

7. To impress all the girls whh your 

best asseL your broad forehead. 

6. MohI of Miciiael Jordan'^ success 

came after he shaved his. 

5. To get on the good side of your 

bosH. Uaniel Olson. 

4. Men in Afghanistan haven't been 

allowed to for years and you refiiae to 
neglect the freedoms you have. 
3. Because Dennis Negron is stiD die 
sexiest associate dean of men alive. 
2. So people will confuse you with 
Laramie Barber. 

1. Your brother in law offered to trim 
your hair with his razor, and one slip 
and a couple expletives later the two 
of you agreed your hair wasn't worth 
kecpiDf! . . . 

by Rob York 

Separated at Birth 

Southern students and their 
look-alike twins 

It was a dark and stormy night. 
Outside Hickman, leaves eddied 
with the wind. Clouds scudded 
across the sky. hiding the moon, 
as furtive figures flitted from shad- 
ow to shadow. They were creeping 
nearer and nearer to the secret 
entrance leading to the cell of the 
rebel leader Robert York. Guided 
by signals from Rob's amateur 
computer program. David Currier 
was bent on discovering where 
Rob was concealed and had quick- 
ly summoned a band of brave 
musicians They would storm 
Hickman Castle and rescue Rob' 

Mr. T Dave Leonard 

Disclaimer: The above pictures may have been digitally erfianced. 

As the chill wmd howled 
through the turrets of the Castle 
Joshua Knight a bold pianist, 
operated his tuning rod in an 
attempt to pick the lock of the 
secret entrance. Suddenly he was 
illumined with terrifying green 
light as the door swung open! 
Silhouetted against a chemical 
mist was the dreaded Jason Ileto! 
"We have been waiting for you. lit- 
tle musician. Ha-ha-ha!" 

Joshua dashed forward and 
engaged Jason in hand-to-hand 
combat. But Jason, used to 
wrestling with potent equations, 
soon began to overpower Joshua, 
who had only completed half a 
semester of Music Theory. Keen- 
eyed Brian Lauritzen, sensing the 
situation from his place in the 
shadows, quickly raised his cello 
bow and deftly fitted a baton arrow 
to it. In a moment Jason's pencil 
hand was maimed, and he lay 
bound and gagged with piano 
strings and a copy of Mozart's 
Requiem. "We'll take him back for 
torture," laughed Brian, as he and 
Jared Nudd, the trombonist, 
strode through the doorway into 
the Castle dungeon, leaving 
Joshua to stand guard. 

Jared kept his frombone ready, 
poised to deliver a devastating 
cadenza at the first sign of trouble. 
Devon Howard and Becky 
Gerrans, armed with their 
automatic organ-pipe potato guns, 
followed. Lori Braman accompa- 
nied them to help reload. 

through the swirling mists had 
spotted the figure of Rob enca^d 
in his glass pnson They gathered 
around the windows. Fear struck 
their hearts as they saw papers of 
algorittiras. vials of strange sik- 
stances and, worst of all. the vidti 
"Molting Habits of the Goliath 
Beetle," which Rob was bein( 
forced to watch. Devon fired hi 
organ-pipe potato gun, but il made i 
no impact on the poly-reinforced 
glass. Behind them the powW 
grew louder as the biology b"J" 
moved in for the kill. Jared » 
ered his trombone cadenza, * 
the beasts moved back, but m 
glass didn't shudder 

Things looked bleak for teW 
cuers, when suddenly they he"" 
glorious soprano aria. LoJ n . 
called Rebecca Posey, who fl»>»^ 
through the mists and alg ^ I 
near the cell. "Never fear! W, 
near! Yes, 'tis Becca!" VVllh 1» | 
she let loose a high Csha|T.»» 
the glass cracked and crufflbW 

Lori and Becca took R»^ .j, 
bore him away to ""^ , jji 
Brian. Devon, Jared. an" ^i^j 
quickly dispatched "'^^yfel 
beasts and dashed ""•j* , -^ I 
the rumbling of the e^^l^ 
tanks moving into po«b»°^,S I 
the Castle. The Hick»»^j 
laughed evilly •^°""".h!«f 
breach the walls! Vou«»^^. 


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Southern Accent 


Thursday, December 13, 2001 


PCs donated to dorms for student 

Volume /")7, Issue 12 

Thatcher women open their doors to visitors 


Sen. Remington resigns, 
replacement needed soon 

Information Systems will donate between 
eight and 12 computers to the dormitories, 
according to SA Senate. The process of con- 
verting tile computers from the labs to dorms 
will begin in January. 

Senator Anthony Vera Cruz asl^ed Henry 
Hiclts, executive director of Information 
Systems, if four computers could be added to 
ialge, Tlialclier and Tliatcher Soutll when 
Hicks revealed Ihat Information Systems had 
computers available due to additions in the 
computer labs. 

Tlie space n-tiunrd in 111 lln- nimputer'^ in 

t "I'd 


■nsidering buying LaserJet 

I'l I tni all three residence halls. The cost 

I I'll iliHt printers would total between 

il >l,iH)0. Vera Cruz said, Vera Cruz 

111 \'i ii tl 1(1 SA Senate's Tuesday meeting 
ill ii ilii-- ini.ij be added to the Senate Project 
Lummiltee's budget of about $5,000. This 
additional cost would add to the S3.000 

Sei- Senate, p. 2 

Bietz: TVs a "distraction" What to do with prank calls 

Southern's ban on television in tlie donns 
e of the issues raised during last weelc's 
;w hall meeting with Gordon Bietz, univer- 
'ty president 

111 J question why Southern has not 
"owed the example of other AdvenUst 
™ols such as Oakwood College and 
r™ ' ""'"" '^«"'=8e that allow televisions 
m dorm rooms. 

"W^i """"^ 'Enough distractions." Bietz said. 
Am "v '™' '° '"^'^ '° ""^ distractions in tlie 
ms. iou come to Southern for an academ- 
f ''XPenence." 

i Step"h°e'„S"*"" '"="">' ^^'='=- 

lool oi 

'he field of broadcasting, and 

many of his classes, such as film evaluation, 
TV studio production, digital video produc- 
tion, foundations of broadcasting and broad- 
cast management, utilize televisions in their 

Ruf feels Uiat his teaching is hindered by 
Southern's policy toward TVs. "We're teach- 
ing them a visual medium," he said. "While 
tiiere are TVs on campus such as in tiie stu- 
dent center, where Uiey show CNN during the 
day. that's a very narrow window." 

The argument is Uiat TVs are a distrac- 
tion," Ruf said. "But Uiere are other distrac- 
tions out there, such as die hiternet, that stu- 
dents must learn to deal vritii." 

A broadcasting professor from another 

Adventist university was surprised when he 

was tol d Soutiiern doesn't allow TVs. Ruf sajd. 

Ske TVs, h 3 

Campus Safety seeks to decrease unsolicited phone calls 

A Soutiiern student raised the issue of 
tracing harassing phone calls during the town 
hall meeting with Gordon Bietz, university 
president, last week. 

Megan Richmond, freshman business 
major, said tiiat she and her roommate have 
received multiple prank calls, Richmond said 
tiiat Campus Safety said they were unable to 
do anyUiing. 

But while Campus Safety has not found 
who called Richmond's room. Eddie Avant, 
director of Campus Safety, has proposed two 
plans tiiat would decrease tiie number of 
unsolicited phone calls received on campus. 

Unsolicited phone calls fall into two cate- 
gories—sexually explicit and nuisance. 

Sexually explicit calls involve sexual talk 
about body parts and constitute breaking die 
law. Nuisance calls are less serious, such as 
calling in the middle of the night. 

Since Aug. 28, 55 students have reported 
unsolicited phone calls; all but three were 
females, Avant said. 

"If you receive a sexually explicit phone 
call, report it to Campus Safety immediately." 
Avant said. If die recipient is female, a female 
officer will contact the student for additional 

To do anything [about an offensive phone 
calll, we have to ti-ace die source." Avant said. 
"We can't always trace it. but on-campus 
phone calls arc very easy to ti^ce." 

The majority of reported unsolicited calls 

See Cali-s. p. 2 


Campus News 





Campus Chatter 


p. 2-3 


p. 5-7 


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It was always said of him, that he 
knew how to keep Christmas well. 
. . . May that be truly said of us. 
And so, as Tiny Tim observed, 
"God bless us, every one! " 

- Charles Dickens 

Thursday, December 13 


Bietz speaks to students Thatcher Hall decorates for guests 

A I HUH1V ~^^Kg^ cooperation in exfmni;*;^. 

President Bietz addressed the 
questions and concerns of 
Southern students during his annu- 
al town hall meeting. 

Cafeteria operation on Sabbath. 
televisions in the dorms, church 
requirements and the monthly 
minimum mandated by Food 
Service were the issues that gener- 
ated the most response. 

One student expressed his con- 
viction that cafeteria workers 
should not be required to work on 
Sabbath. Bietz calmly replied that 
he did not agree with the student. 

Another student voiced disap- 
proval of the cafeteria minimum. 

"[The cafeteria minimum] is 
like your mother wanting to know 
how many visitors are coming to 
dinner," Bietz said, explaining that 

Food Service bases their food 
preparation and budget on stu- 
dents will eat in the cafeteria. 

One student complained about 
having to leave the dorm at 10:10 
a.m. on Sabbath morning. 

"Of course, it's time to go to 
church then," Bietz said, with a 
laugh, -^ou come to Southern, to 
participate in a Christian learning 
environment, and I make no apolo- 
gy for the required attendance at 

. Some of the students' concerns 
were greeted with cheers, while 
Bietz garnered some applause for a 
few of his responses. 

Bietz felt the town hall meeting 
went well. 

"Some of the questions have 
been raised before but 1 think it is 
good for some people to hear the 
answers again," Bietz said. 


occur between 1 and 6 a.m., Avant 

Avanl offered advice to students 
that receive such calls. 

"If someone you don't know calls 
and asks to talk or 'get personal' with 
you, say 'no,'" Avant s^d. "By saying 
■yes,' you give consent, making pros- 
ecution more difficult." 

When a call is traced successfully, 
Campus Safety contacts the 
Collegedale Police Department. 
Campus Safety does not reveal infor- 
mation to the recipient 

"We are concerned about the 
number of harassing phone calls 
received in IThatcher Hall]." Bietz 
s^d at the town hall meeting. "Our 
intention is stop those calls." 

Tlie first proposal to decrease 

unsolicited phone calls is for 
Southern to purchase equipment 
that would not receive blocked calls. 
A caller can use a code that blocks 
identification of the caller and num- 
ber, but under this system, such calls 
would receive a voice mail indicating 
the number is unavailable. 

The second proposal would route 
all off-campus calls between the 
hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. to either 
the dorm front desk or Campus 
Safety. Callers would be required to 
give their name before their call is 

Southern has also discussed 
installing caller ID functionality in 
each dorm room, said Henry Hicks, 
director of Information Systems. 
This solution, however, would cost 
$80 per phone— a total of $60,000 for 
750 phones. 

Laura Gates 


Thatcher Hall practically burst 
with Christmas cheer the evening of 
Dec 9 as each hall welcomed visi- 
tors and hied to out-decorate the 
other halls in the annual contest. 

And the visitors, most of them 
curious men from Talge Hail, 
enjoyed viewing the rooms of the 

"I came because la friend] 
dragged me along— and I heard 
there would be food," said Duane 
Davis, a freshman theology major. 

And food there was. Visitors 
mingled amongst tinsel and syn- 
thetic snow that garnished halls 
while tiiey sampled cookies, fruit, 
sweet rolls, raw vegetables and 
trimmings from a traditional 
Christinas dinner. 

hi the midst of eating, greeting 
friends and checking out every- 
one's abode, visitors and residents 
alike could check out The Rabbi 
Tingle's Hanukkah Ensemble 
Extravaganza, a four-piece guitar 
band dressed as Santa and brown 

Jill Hardcsty sits on Santa's lap 
(played by Elizabeth WilsoQ) dur- 
ing Open House. 

and yellow M & Ms. The band 
delighted party-goers with their 
"improvised jamming about 

Judging the best-decorated hall 
of Thatcher and Thatcher South 
was a difficult task for judges 
Dwight and JanJta Herod, Jim and 
Maria Segar. and Mike Fulbright. 
The judges were looking for creativ- 
ity in presenting the hall theme and 

cooperation in exemplifying .u 

theme throughout the enaal^ 
short the total package " 

We were very impressed ^,i,. 
the creativity on aU the halls "U? 
Herod said. '•It was not an eLT 
siontomake." ^^^^Vdea 

Hall themes varied from San,,. 
Helpers and Winter WonderlandT 
an Upside Down Christmas ,n^ 
Candyland. ^^ 

And a Christmas party wouldn't 
be complete without Santa's Nori^ 
Pole. Thanks to some creative dj 
rating, Santa's arctic home was sb 
ulated using several white table- 
cloths, a red and white pole and air- 

Though it was a tough call lo , 
make, m the end, fir^t floor Easi 
walked away with the prize for their 
Gingerbread Lane motif. The v,^ 
ning women will receive an ice- I 
cream party catered by the Udder 

Thatcher Hall deans hope that 
residents will be as enthusiastic in \ 
the clean up process as they were | 
creative in decorating for this ai 

Republican Club seeks to promote local service 

Staff Reports 

The Southern Accent 


Daniel Olson, editor 

u^tiy, December O, 2001 

Tarah Solie, manapng editor 

Debbie Baltin 

Joe Earl 

Jared Thurmon 

Kristen Snyman 

Dan Kuntz 

Alejandra Torres 

Kachel Bostic 


Heidi Tompkins 

Rob York 

Neal Smith 

Corv EnrroK 

Sam Covarrubias 

Cady Van Dolson 

Laura Cates 

Nathan Zinner 

Jolene Harrell 

Heatlier Durst 

Tressa Carmichael 

Melissa Turner 


Brian Wiehn 

Rochelle Spears 
Sarah Pester 

Carolina Quintinilla 
Jason nelo 

Melissa Campbell 

SuBscRUTioN Manager 

David Leonard 

Harmony Tillersor 

Steve Baughman 

Dennis Negnin 

The Young Republican Alliance 
wants to see students involved in 
the community and in local politics. 

Kyle Allen, freshman theology 
major, is the Alliance's president for 
the 2001-2002 school year. 

"My mission is to work toward 
accomplishing two goals," he said. 
"Creating better understanding 
through issue forums and a debate, 
and community service." 

An issue forum would call for 
expert panelists to come to 
Southern and speak on topics that 

nportant in today's political cli- 
mate. There would be audience 
involvement," Allen said. "It would 
allow students to pose a question 
that is important to them." 

Allen hopes to see a debate in 
the spring between Southern's 
Republican and Democratic Clubs 
next semester. Allen would like to 
debate the successes and/or fail- 
ures of President George W. Bush's 
first year in office. 

Allen will push for convocation 
credit at both events, he said. 

Community service projects 

may include adopting ; 
helping in the Collegedale c 
nity with manual tasks and h 
specific project for the Republiran I 
Alliance on Community Service j 
Day of April 18. 

"I really want t 
pie," Allen said. "I want to really try | 
to get people away from being ap 

Those interested in helping mtii | 
a community service project ^M 
involved in a forum or debate « 
joining the Alliance should contad I 
President Kyle Allen at 238-2111. 


projected for the screens used to 
establish a centi^ lime for all of 
Soutiiem's buildings. 

These two projects combined 
would still leave the project commit- 
tee with SlOOO to spend on another 

At the close of the meeting, 
Senator Doug Remington read a let- 
ter to the senators announcing his 
resignation from Senate. Remington 
is a graduating senior and his spring 
class schedule will cause a time 

flict with Senate meetings. 

"I am proud to have served with 
the best," Remington said. 

Manny Bokich, SA executive vice, 
praised Remington's efforts and 
enthusiasm. "We will miss you; 
you've done a lot of good work," he 

Remington's absence leaves a 
vacancy at the head of the Stiident 
Faculty Committee. Remington sug- 
gested that either Senator Colin Petty 
or Senator Lathika Mohan replace 
him as the committee's leader. 

Petty admired Remington's for his 

decision to resign and for his p 
formance on the committee. 1 dool I 
think I could ever replace him, bull j 
could try." he said. I 

Manny Bokich said that he ffwM I 
have to consult the Studeti | 
Association Constitution before « | 
made any decisions on Remingtoos 
replacement, but said that he ^-w" 
probably have to appoint someoQ?'^ j 
the vacant seat f 

This has been an awe.^ 
semester." Bokich said, IThe sew i 
tors] have far exceeded mye.>9» | 

viass &cii«iuie Will cause a tune con- 

Andrews University student killed 

Staff Reports ^, ,„. , . ._j:„„ tn SoutbM"! 

^'"'^'^ strangled. 

Carl Hermo. 24, a senior "It's extremely disturbing to 

accounUng major from White have this in Berrien Springs " 

Salmon, Wash., was found dead on Keslerke said. "It's been several 

student, according » /""^Jeij 
admissions office, H'; '"°SI 


Springs apartment 

The exact cause of his death has 
not yet been determined. His broth- 
er, John, who is not enrolled at 
Andrews University, was taken into 
custody by the Berrien Springs 
Oronoko Township Police 
Department and is being held for 
questioning in relaUon to Carl's 

Police Chief Jim Kesterke said 
the victim had apparently been 

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[THURSDAY, December 13, 2001 

Smile! You're on Storyline ll 

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""""^flverfour. three, two.. " / 
jent wearing headphones goes 
av his index finger points at a studi 
camera- Broadcast majors Eb' 
Rodriguei^ and Kevin Sorensen 
[[ressed in their Sabbath best smile 
jjid iry to look relaxed behind the 
ajiL-hor desk— their eyes glued to the 
leleprompter on camera two So 
tjegins another 20-mmute edition of 
Sloryline, a weekly newscast pro- 
duced by broadcast journalism stu 

Storyline is the product of hvo 
classes, TV Studio Production and 
lA' News Reporting • and 
Performance. Students in the report- 
ing class serve as the anchors and 
reporters, while the production class 
handles the taping and technical 

"We learn to make video news 
packages as a 'one-man-band'" said 
Ehren Howard, senior mass commu- 
nication major "We are the 
reporters, camera operators and edi- 

The process helps students learn 
hiiw to produce a story for broadcast 
an essential skill in a competitive job 
market A real newscast forces stu- 
dents to think about how to make a 
story interesting, said Stephen Ruf, 
professor of journalism, who teaches 
both classes. 

Each news cycle begins as 
reporters suggest stories for next 
week's show. For example, in 
December Storyline has reported on 
President Biet/s town hall meeting, 
changes proposed to Southern's 
Internet service and how 
CoUegedale Police ticket speeders. 
Stories are mosUy campus news, but 
Uiey also cover local events, like the 

major, prep; 

CoUegedale Christmas parade, 

Though students say that report- 
ing for Storyline is one of the hardest 
challenges they've experienced, all 
believe the class is valuable. 

"Being a reporter for Storyline is 
like a dry run for what I've always 
wanted to do," Rodriguez said. "Itcan 
be taxing to haul all of the camera 
equipment and grab an interview. 
But once I'm out there. I do my best 
to concentrate on my story." 

Storyline reporters struggle with 
equipment failure, something they 
hope can be addressed soon. 

"TTie equipment keeps breaking 
down and ifs really hard for us to 
learn when we can't do our work," 
said Jason Arnold, senior mass com- 
munications major 

Reporters and anchors are cri- 
tiqued each week on their visual sto- 
rytelling skills and evaluated on their 
on-camera performance. By standard 
rotation, everyone gets several tries 
at co-anchoring a show. 

Volker Henning 
and Doug Remington, senior 
go on the air with Storyline. 

"Even if someone has no intention 

of „ 

class is an asset for students to hone 
their video and audio production 
skills. "Ruf said. 

Shows are taped each Thursday 
at 3:30 p.m. in the TV studio on the 
first floor of Brock Hall. During 
lunch-hour Friday, tlie show is aired 
outside the entrance to die cafeteria. 
On Mondays, students can view 
Storyline outside the Maclab on 
Brock's first floor. 

"People see the work we do, and it 
makes you want to do belter work," 
Arnold said. "It's stressliii in there 
but everyone supports everyone 

Despite the challenges of equi|h 
ment failure and tinie constraints. 
students appreciate their learning, 
Sorensen said his classmates have 
gelled into a team with a common 

"\Ve try to make it the best we 

Thatcher Hall collects teddy bears 

Pm Hemington 

' 'fSdwHaL IS collecting ne v or 
*»st nev teddy bears as ther 
Mwest commun ty outreach project 
""i alio vs Southern students to 
Jife the Ives of abused chldren a 
nitle bnghter 

Dira U)pe7 deans ass slant n 
;^«*r Hall ,s„ charge of fte 

Tlie teddj bears vill be given to 
n,,r''^™^ Advocacy Center )f 
"«M oga ,usl before break 

« said More than 900 chldren 
(h" ;„'«'•«"<■ ther abandoned or 
J^.-cally or sexually abused come 

a.ioog:'"' ''"' '"' '" 

J,''"*,™"* ^ students to take 
Tu.. u,„ \™"iPaiB"i including 

^"*en, ., n''™"' '"'' ''''" "' 

Vi far rt." '^ *'' community. 

W miL. , """"^ »' Tlialcher 

*'"st«i\Hl,;'^''n"-t> Chi, also 
fcpi^ec^ "'""^'"'"'^todsto 

'M'ly^,f°i ""^ '"'■=> 0' collecting 
*We(o7,i, .."•'I'^'cal and sexual 
Ue^tJ-e North Carolina police 

■"*"■*«* has been a very 

D na Lopez and Hon; 


tiffed a 


good response from the gu'ls n die 
dorm with this project." said Debbie 
Battin. Thatcher resident assistant 
They are very much involved." 

"It is hard in our busy schedules 
to help the community but when 
there is a united call to action it 
seems easier to get involved," Battin 

Sharon Engel. dean of women, is 
pleased with the project 

"Die project gets them out of our 

far b, Thatcli r Hall 
Adventist community to help people 
who maybe don't know who we are," 
Engel said, "ft also gels students 
involved in outreach programs dial 
could help Uiem continue in outreach 
after they leave Soudiern." 

For diose interested in helpmg 
widi this project teddy bear dona- 
lions can be made at die Thatcher 
Han front desk or contact Dina Lopez 
at (423) 2»2143 for cash donations 
or more infonnation. 

A distraction from studies is not 
die only reason Southern bans TVs 

"IViewingl pornography has 
become a large issue especialh in 
the mens dorm said Dennis 
Negrbn dean of housing The 
VCRs and movies that accompany 
TVs are somebmes very quesdon 

NegriSn said he doesnt search 
for die pornograph) in rooms but 
since faculty knows it exists 
Soudiern doesn t want to give any 
opportumly lor the problem to get 

Deans also deal witti students 
who raise issues like loud radios 
and long telephone calls. 

"Loud televisions would only add 
to that list of complaints." Negr6n 

Some students," like Dan Kuntz, 
senior biology education major, feel 
Uiat the decision to have TVs should 
be up to them. 

"Southern is definitely more con- 
servative, but once you reach a cer- 
tain age and can balance your TV 
watching and your studies, it 
shouldn't matter." Kuntz said. 

Heather Durst, sophomore print 
journalism major, flunks the solu- 

tion is to slowly allow students to 
have TVs in their rooms and see if 
Uiey can handle the responsibility. 

"What if diey made it a privilege 
in Thatcher South first since those 
students are supposedly older, and 
see if they can handle it?" Durst 

Due to interest in the war, stu- 
dents are watching more television, 
and Kristen Snyman, sophomore 
corporate wellness major thinks 
that diose in Soudiern Village are at 
an advantage since the residence 
hallsdonotallow TVs in the rooms. 

There is inconsistency in letting 
Southern Village have cable." 
Snyman said. "It's a double stan- 

Wlien Soudiern wired dorm 
rooms for Ethernet service, the 
service was not used enough to pay 
for the labor used to install the sys- 
tem. The answer was to charge each 
shident not just those using die 

Tlie administi-ation would have 
to be certain diat die wiring of every 
dorm room for cable would pay for 
itself, Negr6n said. Comcast would 
refuse to do die wiring unless it can 
be assured Uiat students would gen- 
erate enough business for the com- 

S'llJDKN'-r l*OIJ, 

Should the cafeteria he open to the community du 
Sabbath hours? 

Debbie Battin 
Religion Eiditor 



Student Missionary Report 

CD Review H 

McCarty active for 
church in Majuro 

Joy a Christmas project by xW8.lOn 

Debbie: What is the most 
unique or unusual characteristic 
you have noticed about the place, 
people, and culture where you are 

Michael: There is nothing at all 
strange, unique or unusual about 
the Marshallese people, unless you 
consider wearing a quarter in your 
ear unique... or eating sugarless 
Kool-aid powder with Ramen soup- 
base and dry Ramen noodles 
together, or raising your eyebrows ,™h-work "bannl 

Debbie Barin 

^„^ ._ what this 
about. We sing "Joy to the World," 
read stories about Christmas cheer, 
and the twinkling lights and mistle- 
toe always bring joy to our hearts. ^^ 

Avalon's Jody McBrayer, Cherie ^^j^. ^^^i^n is evident in the 

Christian. 1 am at my weakest when paUotta, Michael Passons and Janna ^^^ ..-^^^^ ^ Candle," found on the 
I think I am at my strongest, and I potter-Long hope to bring joy to pt,ri«inias album. This song ones 

you personally so far? 

Michael: God has shown 
missionary and 

derful way to express and commu- 
nicate praise to God. "TTiere is a 
desire in us (Avalon) to really serve 
God. I want His perfect will for my 
life and that is what I strive for We 
try to keep focused and know that 
the Lord is leading us to do Hi*^ 

am the strongest in Jesus when I christian music fans as they Usten 
confess my weakness. The days ^^ jjjeir new project, "Joy. A 
where I feel the most prepared Christmas Collection." 
often turn out to be a disaster; when 
I simply fall on my knees and beg 
for help from the Divine Teacher 
and Almighty King, the day turns 
out beautiful to His glory 

Faith and trust are not Christian 
words to throw around. They are 


y "^es," or small kids wearing 
flip flop "zorries" on their hands to 
box each other. There is nothing 
unusual here. 

Debbie: What are your sur- 
roundings like? 

Michael: The Delap SDA 
School on Majuro Atoll sits on the 
extreme edge of the Pacific Ocean, 
Every morning, the tropical sunrise 
explodes over the gleaming ocean 
as the strong salty breeze blows 
tlirough my hair, 

The open-air apartments are 
under siege by cockroaches, geck- 
os and rats, but now they are pets. 
Whenever the rain stops for too 
long, we all worry that tliere will be 
notliing to drink because we sur- 
vive on the water we catch. 
Sometimes the electricity dies, but 
it is fairly dependable. 

Tlie coconut trees are forever 
swaying because the wind never 
slops. It is never cold, although the 
locals claim it is cold when it rains, 
Tlie surf is incredible. Watching it 
from the shore is mesmerizing, but 
being on the waves themselves is 
ecstasy for many of our teachers. 
God's woHd is beautiful! 

DrWiir: W1iM r!,, see as a 
lioimr. ■"'■,' ' VII, 'there? 
Mull, 1.1 \|. ' .' '!■.■ [■^landers 
pnili'ss I iiii-.ii,inii^, ,iiul Sunday is 
busy Willi thongs and prayer. The 
Adventisl church is quiet in com- 
parison, and although our school 
has a good reputation, our church 
doesn't have much influence on the 

We just started a Pathfinder 
group that is planning outreach 
activities, and many of the SMs 
help with prison ministries and 
singing bands in the hospital. 
There are Bible studies in Uie high 
school and week of prayer is com- 
ing soon. 

Our biggest spiritual goal is to 
catch this church on fire. The 
young people know tliere are so 
many things that we could do for 
Jesus and are eager to help. Pray 
for us as we make a strong impact 
on this atoll-for Jesus and our 

Debbie: \Vhat has God shown 

When I trust in myself and fail to 
believe, the battle for me is lost. But 
as soon as 1 raise my eyes to the 
Conqueror of Hearts, the battle is 
won! I have learned that true 
strength comes when I am on my 
knees and that seeing 

happens through my eyes, but ^^^^^^^ ^^^ \^^^ ^^ f^^^ ^f ^i^^jj. 

often through my heart. 
Singing isn't something 1 do just 
because I'm happy; it is a victory 
shout to the King of Kings! 

Being saved isn't a static 
moment in time, but a daily process 
where sin is conquered by God's 
grace, and my feet are once again 
set on a path of love for the people I 
am serving. God is good, all the 

Debbie: Amen. Thank you, 
Mike, We are praying for you. 

five albums have won Dove awards. 
You are likely to hear this dynamic 
quartet on local Christian stations. 

Cherie Paliotta. member of 
Avalon. believes that music is a won- 

Christmas album. This song c 
to a hurting world with lyncs bke 
"Ught a Candle, for the old man 
who sits staring at a frostj window 
pane. Ught a candle, for the woman 
who is lonely and every Christmas 
its the same. For the children who 
need more than presents can bring 
,., Light a candle ,.. For the broken 
and forgotten may the season warm 
the soul ... Light a candle, light the 
dark, light the worid. light a heart 
too. light a candle for me. 111 light a 
candle for you." 

You'll find everything fi-om 
"Winter Wonderland" to classic 
hymns like "Away In a Manger" and 
"Silent Night" on this CD, Another 
favorite song, "Don't Save it All for 
Christmas Day," says, "Seasons, rea- 
sons, they don't matter so don't hold 
back, How many people in this 
worid, so needful in this worid. how 
many people are praying for love, So 

Avalon will lonr 
during the middle of Febniar}', 
classic with a light sound, garnished | 
with a soft constant rhythm. 

Pick this one up. you \ 
regret it 

CD Review 

"Christmas" by JaclVelasquez 

Jaci Velasquez spreads some hol- 
iday cheer with her latest release. 
"Christmas." Jaci began her career 
in 1996 at age 16 and has since 
released five albums. "Christmas" 
is Jaci's latest release. It is her first 
holiday album and will be released 
in Spanish, appropriately titled 
"Na\idad." Of her five albums, two 
have become hit Spanish albums. 
"Mi Corazon," and "Llegar A Ti," 
feature a Spanish translation of "On 
My Knees," "Flower in the Rain," 
"God So Loved," and "Little Voice 

This album features seasonal 
songs such as "0 Come, Come 
Emmanuel," "White Christinas" 

and "Fetiz Navidad." Perhaps the 
most unique song on the album ' 


Adding this CD to your library 1! I 
a good idea if you like bmm I 
sounds, soothing melodies, laugher, J 
and the warmtii of Chnstnias songs I 

"It wouldn't be Christmas mihoirt ] 

^ you, the seasons would just o 

hidden ti-ack. It is a newly recorded and go. the holiday cheer would ^ I 
version of "The Chipmunk Song." disappear, along with the sleigh j 
The Bagdasarians, who own the 
copyright to the Chipmunks, made 
a special recording just for Jaci's 
holiday release. 

"Season of Love" combines Jaci s 
soft-as-velvet voice with light 
orchestration to produce a senti 
mental sound. "Season of love a 
chance to shine in the darkness to 
be hope, to give joy. All over the 
world if s Christmas, Season of love 
Christ is here with us..." 

"It Wouldn't Be Christmas is a 
soft song, with sounds iunilar to 
Mariah Carey's song, 'Miss YOu 
Most (At Christmas Time) " It says 

Church Schedule 

For December 15,2001 

GCSS Christmas program 

Hjuiiilton Comniunit\' 

Mike Fulbright 

.Andy McRae 

9:00.11:30 KratCnitcher 

8:55, U;25 Mike PetteneUl 

Communion program 

Clirislnias program 

-Tlie Angel Song _ , 

simple, complete summ« ,, 
Chnstaas is aU about-J'^^ 
Savior born 10 us today,*^!^ 
God with us..." ^ 

-Christmas was "^ „ . ^ 
18 and may be iofj, 
Chnstian bookstores an 

THL'HSDAY, December 13, 2001 

Myers, Keato n and Keyes will be missed 

It's early in the morning when the piercing 
sound of an alarm dock signals a new work 

For a combined 75 years, three women in 
the Student Finance office have awoke every 
workday to such an alarm so they could serve 
Southern's students. However, the time has 
come to bid farewell. 

Donna Myers, Marlene Keaton and 
Barbara Keyes are retiring this month after 
years of devoted service. 

Donna Myers is retiring as associate direc- 
tor of Student Finance. According to 
Southerns records office, Myers started her 
career at Southern in 1972. Students through 
the years have come to her for help with stu- 
dent aid. 

"She can be like a mother away from 
home. She is very protective of her people," 
said Marc Grundy, director of Student 
Finance. "It is also amazing to see the Impact 
she has had in people's lives. When I go out 
iting, there are academy principals that 

■ her from when they attended Barbara Keyes 


Student workers such as Alicia Anderson, 
a sophomore non-profit management major, 
said that Myers was fun in the office because 
she acted like a student "Donna likes all 

Carolina Quinu 
cretary ofScudent 

looks for 
time and visiting her grandson. 

types of music," Anderson said. "She is really 
young at heart." 

Marlene Keaton is retiring from her data 

The Accent staff wishes 
you Happy HoHdays! 

•ff have had a 


Accent slaff, from left, arci Lauia Cai 
lager; Dennis Negron, adviser: Meliis, 
or; Carolina Quintanilla, phoiographi 
editor; Alejandra Torres, religion 

;''i.ot; Melissa Cantpbell. subscription, 

• "lestyle, reporter; Rob York, humor , 

tl""n' '""' '"''"<"■ Nathan Zinncr, onli 

"■ "J^n Kuni,., sports columnist; Heat! 

lomnl,;„. ._,. . ^^^^^ ^^^__|^ 5^|.^ managing editor; Joe Ian. opinion 

orial editor; Josh Toivnsend, sports reporter; Krislen 

id Leonard, special projects editor; and Cady Van Dolson, 

!•■"<»■ Not pictured are; Debbie Battin, religion editor; Jolene Harrell, staff 

,; ""Aelle Spears, lifestyles reporter, Sarah Pester, opinion columnist; Harmony 

n columnist; Nick Vence, photographer; Jason Ileto, science editor; Ste 

»' columnist; Jared Thurmon, advertising manager; Sam Covarrubias, 

!ssa Carmichael, circulation manager; Brian Wiehn. graphics manager. 

Tompkins, rel 
; Rachel 

"1, huit 

entry job ,„ Student Finance's accounting 
departrnent. Keaton began her career a1 
Student Finance in 1969. Keaton has been 
responsible for mailing account statements to 
students and parents. Grundy said that the 
thing he admires most about Keaton is her 

"It seems every time she has to put out 
statements something happens where the 
paper folder mns." Grundy said. "But she 
never complains." 

According to Keaton. she Inherited her 
patience from her father It has come in 
handy Even as this Accent reporter was inter- 
viewing her she was straightening out crum- 
pled billing statements. 

"\Vhen you write this story be sure to tell 
the students I apologize for the crumpled 
statements they receive from lime to time." 
Keaton said as she pressed out tlie wrinkles 
in a student's statement "Running the paper 
folder tries your patience! But I love putting 
out the statements." 

David Olson, payroll accountant in 
accounting, has worked with Keaton for years 
and said he will miss the little things. 

"You build up a relationship with a co- 
worker and it's all the little tilings you miss," 
Olson said, "I'm going to miss stories about 
her parents on their farm." 

Keaton said she plans to spend her new 
free time playing catch up for 40 years of 

m retirement 

missed leisure activity. 

Barbara Keyes is retiring from her posi- 
tion as the Student Finance director's secre- 
tary. She joined Student Finance in 1988. 
Grundy said that what he appreciates about 
his secretary is that she knows how to take it. 
as well as dish it out. 

"She will joke and poke fun at me but she 
knows how to receive it too." Grundy said. "I 
will miss that. It is nice not to always be seri- 
ous around here." 

"Don't be fooled— Barbara is the real boss 
around here," Anderson said. -She knows all 
and sees all." 

Keyes is excited about having time to do 
what she wants. She excitedly related the 
numerous things she wanted to do during 
retirement, including reading and keeping 
house for herself and her husband John 
Keyes. professor of speech. 

She is also excited about having time to 
visit her 6-nionth-old grandson Noah in 
Fletcher, N.C. 

These three women have devoted years to 
making Southern a better place for students 
to obtain an education. Students will truly 
miss Myers, Keaton and Keyes, who will 
leave to enjoy other things they will love as 
much as Southern. 

"We are losing friends that we could go 
talk about anything wth and they would 
always have good advice," Anderson said. 

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Collcgcdale.TN 37315 
Workr 423.238.2813 
Home: 423.396.3220 
Fax: 423,238,2441 

Thursday, December 13, 


Kristen Snyman 
-^ Lifestyles Editor 
J kasnyman@southert\.edu 



Deanna Shelburne and Nick Cross bake cookies 
for professors on Accent sponsored blind date 

Deanna Shelburne. sophomore business 
major, and Nick Cross, senior theology major, 
got a dose of the Christmas spirit and learned 
some new skills on their AcxrENT-sponsored 
blind date. 

The evening started out at Daniel Olsons 
Southern Village apartment where Deanna sat 
patiently on the couch waiting for her "mystery 
date" to arrive. 

"I'm a little nervous," she said. "I'm hopmg 
if s a good guy. but the suspense is killing me." 

Nick arrived a little later, and he entered th e 

buy some," he whispered. 

Deanna admitted that she. too. hadn't made 
many batches of cookies in her lifetime 
"Maybe we should read the directions, said 
Deanna. explaining a cookie-making disaster 
she had the night before. 

Nick and Deanna's cookie-making efforts 
proved to be hilarious as they sliced and 
mashed the dough onto the cookie sheets. 
Once the cookies were in the oven, Nick and 
Deanna directed their conversation toward 
gelling acquainted- 

Deanna said she was surprised they hadn t 
met before. 

I holdinis' a yellow (Irrbera daisy Deanna 
g(il up from the couth, sliuiik hands witli him, 
and gladly accepted lln' (lower. 

Vie couple was quickly ushered into tlie 
kitchen where they were instructed to make 
ready-to-bake cookies, 

. Accompanied by Mannheim Steamroller 
Chrislmas music. Dejinna and Nick looked at 
the cookie dougli iuid icing that lay before 
them, a little puzzled about where to begin. 

"I've never Imade cookii'sl before." Nick 
ciinfessed- "let's just run to Winn-Dixie and 

The smell of freslily baked sugar cookies 
caught their attention and they excitedly 
peeked into tlie hot oven. 

"Mine are getting brown on the edges. 
Should I take them out?" Deanna asked. 

"Well, it's only been sbc minutes..." Nick 

"Should we flip them?" she asked. 

"We can't flip them. It's not 
Nick shot back with a grin. 

Deanna finally grabbed the hot 

While they were cooling, Nick and Deamia 
started planning how they'd decorate their 

"rm not very creative," Nick said as he set 

While Nick seemed attracted to the tubes of 
icing, Deanna seemed drawn to the sprinkles, 
but she said would use the icing to "cover up 
the brownness." Nick's masterpiece was a rec- 
ognizable Christmas tree. His more memo- 
rable cookie, though, was lost under a pile of 
green icing. Deanna made a cookie with their 
names on it to commemorate the evening. 

Once they were finished, the couple was 
escorted in Daniel's minivan to a mystery fac- 
ulty's house. 

Behind the first door were David Ekkens, 
professor of biology and his wife. Sharon, who 
were just as surprised as Nick and Deanna. 

"Oh my!" exclaimed Ekkens, with a smile. 
"We weren't expecting company." 

"TVe didn't know whose house this was 
either." Nick explained, a current student of 

After Nick and Deanna gave them a plate of 
cookies, they got in the van and headed to the 

Carolina Quinlanilli 
Deanna works on slicing her lump of dougb while Nick reads direoioiu 
oa how to open the cookie package. 

Viirnm..! W .k' I . Carolina Qnimanilla 

rivr j^\ u ' """"^ °'" °' *= ■""• D-°»' -J Nick 

"" "Dr. Ekkens is probably my &"*"!'? I 
this semester," Niclt said, confirming w I 
tor's choice. „ jg, I 

The next slop was at John '"ij^A 
Keyes' house. Although Mrs. Keyes» 
for bed, the couple seemed d*"'"" ' 
surprise visit and cookies. Once Uie 
were delivered, Nick and Deanna heaop 
to Daniel's to pick up the remainmE^ 
and say good-bye. After the e«J»f " ,,(.■ 
Deanna reported that she had had ''^t 
making cookies and giving them to ^ ■ 
-ITiey seemed happy and surT)nsea^_ ^_^| 

-I had fun and Nick's a nice PW ^^ 
.m± "It was really good to meet sow ^ 
my age. It xvasn't awkward at all. ^^ "' 
to joke around about cooking. .>r£k« 

The best part of the date was m ^ 
making the cookies. I had no app 
and figured it would be fun, thoug" ^ 
having several other people arou. 
and taking pictures." 

KSDAY, December 13, 2001 

Y ule logs! H oliday traditions from other countries 

Meussa Turner 

tjfEsrVLK^ REFOST^" 

America has very definite ways for cel^ 
brating our cherished holidays. Some of 
tjiese include large Chrisbnas dinners, beau- 
tifully decorated Christmas trees and 
exchanging gifts. Other countries around the 
world have different traditions that they like 
to celebrate as well. Here is what some of our 
international neighbors do for the holidays: 

and they enjoy singing around the tree and 
exchangmg gifts, "ce ana 



On Christmas Eve in England, the tradi- 

'Dna! Yule log is brought into the home by 

le fadier and the eldest son. Then each per- 

in the family must sit on the Yule log and 

;e it before it is lit This ritual insures 

jod luck during the upcoming year. 

On Christmas Eve in the Netherlands, the 
children leave their wooden shoes filled wid, 
hay and carrots along witti dishes of water on 
die wmdowsill for St Nick's "good white 
horse. By morning the hay and carrots have 
been replaced with small gifts and toys. Uler 
on Chnstmas day, the children search cup- 
boards and cubbyholes Uiroughout die house 
to find other gifts. The family enjoys a large 
Chnstmas dmner followed by iceskadng on 
the canals. 

Bemg a maritime naSon, die Grecians 
begin Chnstmas day by following the 
Archbishop or Bishop fi-om die village church 
to die waterfront The Bishop carries a gold or 
ebony crucifix. At die waterfront, the Bishop 
gives a prayer of dedicafion and ties a scarf 
around die crucifix. TTie Bishop dien tosses 
the cross mto die water and men and boys 
dn-e mto die water after it Whoever capUires 
It first receives a special blessing from die 





[ In each home a-parlor room is set aside for 
he Christmas tree and gifts. The room is 
areliiily guarded until Christmas Eve when 
le family decorates the d-ee widi glass balls, 
agerbread cookies, strips of foil and white 
Ddles, Alter the family enjoys Christmas 
c dinner, the door is opened to the parlor 

r. Mom. 

11 feel like diis week has been die worst 
|ek of my whole semester If s slressftil and 
It of control. I can't wait until Monday, 
a things will cahn down and maybe I can 
i my life back on schedule. But I'm also 
irned about next semester. As a college shi- 
ilt, there are so many things to do and so 
m ways to get involved. Between work, a 
ilofclasses and several exti-acurricular 
BVlties, I'm not sure 111 be able to fit odier 
lat are important to me like my 
jpniis, exercise and sleep. Every thmg is 
■Portant to me. I know I can't do Biem all, 
|tl want to at least h-y I don't want to regret 
m nm."''.^ opportunity later. What should 
"?■ . ™^''s Ihe best way to manage my time 
» everything wiBiout breaking down in 

sed Oul 

D,.,]r 1 

essed Out, 

fei™ ' ""f ''""^ ""^ ™^ "' a number of stu- 
aid k , V T '" '"'^'^"snUy— too much to do 
Probi, m . ''""' '° ''" "■ Unfortunately, this 
0*1(1 lell"" ' !''*"'='' '<"■ students. I wish 1 
once vn ■*""/ "^ ^' t^hange and get better 
Ale U, "^ °™*'='l school-but that's not 
Wi im,;'; ^™'='^ ^"^ sped up for society, 
Id ch« u I'""''" fr°™ "»*, home, friends 
» oftenfi y ^>' ""^ P'^^n can manage, 
fe i„"l ™ Pi^selves looking forward to a 
#. Us.^n u ■''^ "'''^" "I'PKS will be differ- 
*»ty of „,K '*■ "^^ '™'= *a toe arrives, 
* our srh j"' ."""^ ^'""^ '"'""> *«>" "W 
'**>kdn^ % ,. '^ "'' *at much dreamt-of- 
**«i hZ ?■*"■ ^ "^'"e really accom- 
Vou m«„,r^" •"'■'''>" of our Uves away, 
oenboned there are so many goid 

Christmas frees are not used in Italian 
homes during die Christmas season and pres- 
ents are only given to children and the elder- 
ly and are usually inexpensive and simple. As 
in England, die Italian family burns a Yule 
log. Before it is lit all die children are gadi- 
ered around die fireplace and blindfolded. 
Each child recites a "sermon" to die Christ 
child. The blindfolds are removed and each 
child finds a small pile of gifts placed before 

things for you to be involved in diat if s hard 
to choose between diem sometimes. That's 
really a good problem— here's why. That 
means that you have a zest and passion for life 
that wUI keep you from becoming bored and 
help you accomplish much. It's really good 
that there are so many wonderful opportuni- 
ties to choose from, but don't think you have 
to b-y diem all at die same time. Much as you 
can't eat everything you like at die same meal 
or buy everything you want widi one pay- 
check, so you can't possibly be involved widi 
everything diaf s available at one time. Tliaf s 
not to say that you won't be able to fit diem 
into your schedule in smaller doses so you 
can enjoy each of diem to dieir hillest The 
key to enjoying life is to balance your activi- 
ties so diat diey don't demand more from you 
than is healdiy to give. 

Set your priorities based on die most 
important things first dien fit in as many of 
the extracurricular activities as you can rea- 
sonably handle. Don't diink diat if you don't 
participate in a certain activity now diat youll 
never have tiie opportunity again. Thafs 
known as impulse activity— onenot planned 
for-and it will serve to keep you over- 
whelmed and sfressed oud 

Take some time each day for personal 
devotions and reflection on your schedule to 
see if you're actiially in charge of it or if its 
now in charge of you! 

Spain I I 

Every home in Spain has a "Creche" which 
is a very detailed manger scene modeled out 
of clay The focal point of die scene is die Baby 
Jesus and His parents. In Spain, Santa Claus is 
not die one who brings die children gilts. 
Radier, it is diree Wise Men who appear on 
die evening of January sixdi, Tliey bring toys 
and fiTdt for die children. 

Norwegians remember then animals on 
Christinas because diey believe diat die am'- 
mals were die only wibiesses of Chrisf s bfrdi. 
They lake special care of die farm animals by 
giving them special freats. Norwegians also 
give special attention to die birds. They save 
an especially gleaned sheaf fi^m die fall har- 
vest and on Christinas day they adach it to a 
pole, which is placed out in die yard along 
widi a bundle of grain for die birds. 

Syria ^^^ 

The Christmas season begins on Dec. 4 in 
Syria. On Dec, 6. the people gather for mass. 
The season continues until Epiphany, Jan. 6. 
During this time children are taught to do 
unselfish and thoughtful ads for the less for- 
tunate. The children lake cakes to the poor 
saying: "May God bless you and bring you 
happiness every year," 

Dr. Mom 

Dr Mom is a mother in the community who 
seeks to answer your questions. Submtt your 
questions to Dr. Mom at 

Perez - Rodriguez 

Irma Perez and Paco Rodriguez wish to 
invite friends to their wedding. 

Ms. Perez is the daughter of Jose and 
Carmen Perez of Conyers, Ga. She is a stu- 
dent at Southern Adventist University, where 
she is a junior accounting major. She is a 1997 
graduate of Newton High School. She is 
employed at Dynatronics Corporation. 

Mr. Rodriguez is the son of Francisco and 
Eva Rodriguez of Atlanta, Ga. He is an alum- 
nus of Southern and a 1998 graduate of 
Atlanta Adventist Academy. He is employed 
at UnumProvident. 

All are cordially invited to attend the cere- 
mony on Dec. 30, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the 
Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church in 
Calhoun. Ga. A private reception will follow 
the ceremony. • 

Gallego - Garcia 

Mari-Carmen Gallego and Michael Garcia 
wish to invite friends to their wedding. 

Ms. Gallego is from Bilbao, Spain. She is a 
professor in the modern language depart- 
ment at Soudiern Adventist University. She 
graduated fi-om Sagunto, CoIIonges and 
Andrews University. 

Mr. Garcia is fi-om Reserve, N. M. He is 
the owner of Abcon Mobile Home Movers in 
Albuquerque, N.M. 

All are cordially invited to attend the cere- 
mony on Jan. 6, 2001, at 5 p.m. at the 
Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. A 
reception will follow in the fellowship hall. 
Please RSVP by Dec. 20 at 238.3381 or gal- 

The couple will reside in Albuquerque, 


The Southern Accent 

Thursday, December 13 

Rachel Bostic 

Editorial Editor 




Don't like the rules? 
Than don't come here 

Daniel Olson 


President Bietz addressed stu- 
dent concerns and questions last 
week during a town hall meetJng. 
For some, this is a chance to learn 
about new developments; for others, 
a platform to gripe about some facet 
of Southern— whether it be church 
attendance requirements, adjunct 
professors or the cafeteria minimum. 

One student voiced disapproval 
of the required church attendance. 

But when you enroll at Southern, 
you agree to follow certain rules, for 
example, attending church. 

"Attending church, vespers and 
convocation are requirements, not 
options," Bietz said. 

If you don't like that regulation, 
don't come to Southern. 

One student complained about 
tlu- adjunct professors hired by vari- 

"W'f A\- i.iyiiifs' so much money 
,111(1 wr'iv nui t;<-iiing our money's 
wnrili," vlii- said, Wliile there are 
liininiiH-liiil adjunct professors, 
such pni(css(]rs are an internal prob- 
Irin with lliiil Jiaidemic department. 

In (act, sijine adjunct professors 
lin-senl a Ix-llcr li'arninM; environ- 

ment because of their expertise. 

Two of the best classes I have 
taken at Southern were taught by 
adjunct professors, Billy Weeks, 
director of photography for the 
Chattanooga Times Free Press, 
teaches the dynamic Advanced 
Photography class. Last year I took 
Publication Editing from Debra 
Hicks, who gave me an appreciation 
and understanding of the details of 
design and editing. 

One student expressed his con- 
viction that the cafeteria should be 
closed on Sabbath, Bietz said that 
Southern viewed the cafeteria avail- 
ability on Sabbath as a necessity. But 
BJ. Champen, junior wellness major, 
expressed her opinion best 

"If you have a problem with pay- 
ing (for food] on the Sabbath, don't 
eat in the cafeteria," she said. 

And stop whining about the cafe- 
teria minimum. It's not going to 
change. Food Service needs to guar- 
antee itself a certain amount of rev- 
enue in order to slay in business. 
Without a minimum, the cafeteria 
would likely go broke. And then 
there would be chaos. 

You made the decision lo attend 
Southern. If you don't like it , . . 

Presenting an ethical question for your consideration 

itral about the issue of community people eadng in the cafeteria on Sabbath, 

Letters to the Editor 

Make new resolutions 

Rudeness at vespers 


UhiiikN.^^ V.ii> „....^,. 

a bad nip, Kesiihilions caii'l be made 
just once a yean ihey have to be 
remade every clay. 1 lliink a lot of 
people give up on them tlie first time 
Uiey mess up. But if you remake 
your resoliilioii every day, then you 
haven't brnkeii n bi^ irMilulion, just 

Ihinking ;ibinil lor ihit^ coming yciu". 
Maybe some of tliem will apply to 
your life. 

Never respond in anger. Take one 
more minute and bile your tongue. 
The relalionship you save may just 
be your own! 

Style means a lot. The greatest 
athletes make the hardest plays 
api>ear simple and natural. If you're 
going lo do soiiietliiiig, do it well. 

Try not lo judge |)eople too early, 
but remember tliat sometimes you 
only get a handle on someone's 
character in a lime of crisis. Second 
chances arc important, bit third 
clKirias? Urini'mber that while peo- 
ple can cliaiiKc. tliey seldom do. 

Think of being healtliy not only in 
terms of eating, but as a lifestyle, and 

nol for the future but for right now. 1 
read that ^rls in many European 
countries won't put anything on their 
bodies, like hair spray or makeup, 
that Ihey wouldn't be able lo eat. 
How nuich do you consume, 
wild her internally or externally, that 
IS uiilu ,ililiy for you? How can you 
' li.MU[i IVy tlie lest Daniel used in 
ilir liisi cluipter of his book, Try a 
healtli lilestyle change for 10 days. If 
you don't notice any improvement, 
dien you are free to give it up. 

Wlien working on relationships, 
do not have a goal in mind. 1 often try 
to "fix" problems in my relationships, 
and end up maldng it worse. Why? 
Hir;it:sr I (ry to turn llie relationship 
' ' iil< ;i in my head of what it 
' ' I ii doesn't work, because a 
u i,iii.,[i-iii|) is a living Uiing-con- 
slantly clianging. ebbing and flow- 
ing, glowing in some direction, and 
unlike a rose bush, you can't deter- 
mine tlie direction by tying it to a set 
patli. Work on a relalionship for the 
care jind concern you have for the 
other person, not for personal gain 
or tlie joy you may get out of it. 

Above all. resolve to listen Uiis 
coming year. Too often I iiear but do 
not comprehend the meaning 
beliind the words. By listening to 
every sinde Ihini; in niy life— God. 
oihfi-s, luy Ijody ;ind soul, nature, 
reliHumships and lite in general— I 
eonie lo underslimcl my world and 
myself more fully, and I have a hap- 
pier life because of iL 

2002 brings a new slate— a 
chance to set some goals, make new 

1 am a 23-year-old who visited 
Southern and enjoyed my stay. 
However, I must express my anger 
as a result of attending the vespers 
program performed by the Andrews 
University Singers. 

I had to sit in the balcony as a 
result of the high attendance. This 
turned out to be a very unfortunate 
experience. The students (I pre- 
sume) that also sat up there behaved 
extremely rudely. The majority of 
these students talked loudly 
tliroughout the program. They also 
clapped inappropriately, stamped 
their feet and left their seats on 
numerous occasions. I found these 
behaviors to be completely disre- 
spectful. I felt badly for these visitors 
who had lo receive this rude "wel- 
ls that how we treat our fellow 
Adventisls? More importantly, is that 
how we behave when others praise 
God in a sacred concert? Does God 
deserve this sort of behavior? Do the 
otlier attendees have to put up with 
this nonsense from students who 
may not feel like being at vespers? 

We shouldn't have to apologize if 
vespers is an inconvenience for 
some students. TTiis isn't high 
school. Southern shouldn't have to 
treat emerging young adults like 

I understand tliat for some, ves- 
pers is a social gathering. However 
at this point in life, young people 
need lo remember Uiat social gath- 
enngs has-e their time and place and 
vespers is nol one of them. 
• Southern may need to consider 
placing chaperones in the balcony 

until some of the students have 
matured and have learned to control 


Recognizing lead actor 

1 read with interest the Accent 
story printed last week regarding 
the movie produced by film stu- 
dents, Garden's Secret. However, 
after finishing the article. I was 
oddly disturbed and somewhat 
amused— amused that I should be 
named as a lead role and disturbed 
that the lead actor was never men- 

I found myself wondering why 
Ben Lloyd, the lead actor, never 
received any mention. After copious 
thought, much soul seeking and 
intense review of the situation, I 
have come up with some theories. 

Perhaps it is sheer intimidation. 
Ben has acted with high-profile 
actors like Mel Gibson. Finding 
reporters to interview actors of 
such caliber and not be unequivo- 
cally intimidated would be consider- 
ably difficult. I know. 

It might be that Ben' is a 
Methodist, who had to come to 
grips with shooting on Sundays— 
his day of rest. He chose to act after 
much deliberation— stepping out of 
his religious comfort zone— some- 
thmg most of us are not too good at 
doing. I am not sure our Methodist 
pubUc relations are that outstand- 

Or maybe it is because Ben is 
somewhat homeless. Uving out of 

his car and tossing pizzas h I 
Columbus, Georgia. And honestly, J 
folks, who wants to admit a 
less Methodist who has managed to | 
work mth top-end actors is playin 
the lead role. 

Or perhaps it is because Ben 
just an all round nice guy, whom 
nice enough lo donate his linn 
energy and experience to th 
shoot— and would never raise 
stink about not even being me 
tioned as an actor How many o(u 
would do that? 

So. from this "supporiing"aci« 
"Hooray Mr. Uoyd." 

Tongue in cheek. 

Jonathan Mullen ^^ 

Eighth grade teacher. 
Spalding Elementary S*-"" 

y School 

Accent reponse: | 

The ACCENT apologizes lor I 
omission of Ben Lloyd as lead ^J 
But it would have been hP^J^j 
soch information as Mr. MoUea^ J 
made public in his letter hd^l 
related to the Accent repor -^ 

Instead, film production l^^l 
gave our reporter very Wle^JI 
matdon.ieavms the story ^| 
pie "holes- in it But Bin. * J 
were quick to complai" »' ^m 
Accent story containe" | 
sliglit inaccuracies. 

If you decline to '^^ 
media, don't compla"i .1^^ 
takes. A simple "no c"' 
promote ones oivnagw- 

stifle a story. 

The ACCENT can on|' 
is told to us. Faced m";^ 
cumstances. the Aca- 
did a good job. 

THURSDA''', December 13, 2001 

The Southern Accent 9 

Christmas is about . . . Giving a gift that doesn't cost 

It's that time of year again—the 
end of the semester is upon us and 
•p're swamped with final projects 
and stud>Tng for final exams. 

So here I am. less than two weeks 
before Christmas, and frankly, Tm 
(rying to find the Vonderftil" in the 
-most wonderful time of year." The 
Christmas spirit is wonderfiil. but 
has it become too commerciaUzed? 
^e the after-Christmas sales becom- 
ing the only incentives to celebrate 
Christmas? 1 would hope not 

Of course. Christmas is about 
sDmething— fellowship with family, 
friends and co-workers. "Giving is 
better than receiving" is also a 
Christmas season mantra. And the 
birth of Christ and His salvation is 
something that can never be cele- 
brated enough. But all these should 
be remembered throughout the year, 
notjust at Christmas. 

So, what sets Christmas apart? 
One of the meanings of Christmas is 
10 enjoy the memories of the many 
Christmases come and gone. I've had 
a few good memories of my own. 

I've spent at least 10 Christraases 
overseas, experiences that I'd never 
trade for anything else. You* learn 
that even without snow or a real 
Christmas tree, that the season is just 
as meaningful, if not more so. as long 
as you're in the company of femily 
and good friends. Besides, who can 
beat spending four of those 

Christmases at Victoria Falls, 
Zimbabwe? Trust me, it's a sight to 

Every Christmas Eve, whether in 
Rwanda or Zimbabwe or the United 
States, my family has been together. 
"Hiis is something that 1 will always 
be thankful for. especially this 
Christmas vfith some American 
homes missing familiar faces. After 
the events of Sept 11, 1 can't appreci- 
ate family and friends enough. 

Fmally, every Christmas season 
holds a special meaning for me. 
Twenty-five years ago, I was adopted 
by American parents, giving me a 
second chance at a better life. 
Sometimes I take for granted my 
American citizenship and the good 
life I enjoy here in the United States, 
but each Christmas reminds me of 
the loving care my parents have 
given me. Sometimes I wonder what 
my life would've been like if my par- 
ents hadn't adopted me — the alterna- 
tives are a grim reality that I care not 
to think about 

So as you go home for Christmas, 
try to make some meaningfiil memo- 
ries with your family and friends. In 
today's worid if s hard to find happi- 
ness and joy, so good memories 
give a better meaning to life, espe- 
cially at Christmas time. 

Hopefully you'll find that the 
good memories you take from this 
Christmas will help you make good 
, for the future. 


Being in a large way broke and 
unable these past few Christmases 
to partake in the usual round of 
rabid consumerism and material- 
ism, I found myself this year becom- 
ing a rather cynical grinch. This was 
something that came as no surprise 
to me. as isolation and bitterness 
mesh well with my personality. 
However, this js not to say that 1 
have reasons not to harbor such 
feelings perpetually and on such a 
large-scale basis. I came to this con- 
clusion after a few days' reflection. 
not on the ti^nsitory gifts received 
over the past 20 Christmases. but 
rather on the simple and profound 
gifts God has given and sUll contin- 
ues to give. 

One of the first gifts I thought of 
was beauty. A flower could ftinction 
just as well if its petals were shades 
of brovm or gray, the sun could 
descend without display, and 
autumn leaves need not turn gold 
before they fall. Though not often 

thought to be, these are as much 
gifts as was my first bicycle, and 
thankfully these result in far fewer 
bruises than did the bike. 

The second gift reflected on was 
tiiat of love. As to the question of 
whetiier or not it is better to have 
loved and lost tiian never to have 
loved at all. the jury is still out but I 
am certain none would dispute that 
it is better to have been loved. If it is 
a trutii diat Christ loves all then not 
only have all been loved, but all are 
still loved by at least One. It is a 
hard thing to accept that God would 
love someone that all too frequentiy 
reveals how little love he is willing 
to return. To love and not require 
love in rehirn is a far nobler gift 
than I have ever given. 

Another gift reflected on is a gift 
given by Christ but on a day otlier 
than Christmas. The gift was 
Himself and the day was one before 
Passover. If it is a hard tiring to 
accept tliat God would love a fallen 
man. it is a much harder tiling to 
conceive that such a love would be 
such a fashion and at 

so great a cost No gift I have given 
has required the loss of my life, and 
I must admit that it would take a 
rare circumstance indeed before 1 
would give my life for the sake of 

Also, there is the gift of the 
promise of something better. It is 
neither a kind nor a caring world 
that we live in. and to assume that it 
is in our hands alone to make the 
world a place of peace o 

1 earth a 

good will to all i 

to i 

much. However, there a 
for those who have lived in mud 
huts, sfreets of gold for feet that 
have never seen shoes, and arms of 
love for the outcast. Not only this- 
we are promised eternity, even 
though a moment there would more 
than repay any slights encountered 

These are the good gifts. These 
are the gifts that matter. TTiese are 
the gifts that are forever. 
Remember these gifts this 
Christmas and forever. 



The perils of piracy 

Thumbs up to President Gordon Bietz for the town TTiumba down on the lack of maturity seen on cam- 
hall convocation. Not many institutional leaders are will- pus recently at meetings. At convocations and vespers 
I get up front and allow anyone to ask them any- 

I did a bad thing. I watched a pirat- 
ed copy of a movie. I had my reasons; 
I wanted to see if DIVX— Uie highest 
qualil>' and most popular Internet 
diffital \ideo technology available — 
delivers good quality compared to 
Die MPEG used on DVDs. Student 
ilesiTiptinns of Uie movie sounded 
itilt-rt->tint; And it was so easy to get 
PI^'X fnim a student's computer in 
Talfie Hall. I clicked on Network 
^'f-iKhborhood, surfed around look- 
"le for »hal 1 wanted (a hint from a 
studcni who is in the know didn't 
^m. .rnd it was "mine- in about ten 
""lilies Today's inexpensive hard 
mies ran easily hold a fair-sized col- 
"^"'•n of movies. Talge Hall has 
|;n'iut,'ii pirated movies and music 
|»^ 10 jusuiy a Jolly Roger flag out 

. ■■^1" watching the DIVX, I deter- 
"■wdUiat it does a decent (albeit not 
?* K-rfect when screen action gets 

■ovie m less than 540 megabytes. At 

■ '™* tune it occurred to me that 

' ftkl"*""'" ^'^ "oAed hard on 

i™sOmg and I hadn't contributed to 

ftwilT""'^ sti-eam that rewards 

•'-'„b *'''" '^'^""^ (ahem... "A 

5iip|,j '* "■'"■% of his hire.") So I 

i-1'j Is- I .T^ ^ ^^ Movie Gallery 

j^^ "led a few bucks for some 

-;_'': mrnd. The rental was good 

bns' ,'. ■'"" ^"' ' °"ly watched a 

qualii,. r "'1' '" wmpare technical 

^"1^ has more than the 

pirate DIVX file. The difference is 
telling. In addition to the film itself, 
you get edit-room cuttings with the 
producer telling you why they were 
removed. You also get a "trailer" that 
points out clearly what the producers 
are trying to do mth their audience. 
The message is clear They are care- 
fully metering the junk so as to pull 
the rating tiiey want but not over- 
whelm the audience. 

In my opinion, it is unfortunate 
that dorm residents are downloading 
movies. Movie dovmloading activity 
denies students and faculty who have 
real needs for die riches of tiie 
Internet decent access after mid- 
night Add to this the dual moral dis- 
advantages of downloading pirated 
movies {it's usually bad stuff and you 
are stealing), and we have a major 
So. Information Systems, how 
about shutting off the "open gates" 
time from midm'ght to dawn on our 
Internet? When the present system 
was developed, we left a hole in die 
daily cycle so students could do new 
and wonderftil things using wide 
open bandwidth. It looks like pirated 
movies have made tiiat impossible. 
Sorry "bout that glorious dream 
(which was intended to benefit geeks 
and artists). Lef s limit the bandwidtii 
hogs around the clock, and free our 
Internet access for its intended use. 

Afier many yean in Information 
Systems at Southern. John Beckett 
moved to tlie Sdwol of Computing tn 

thing, but Bietz consistentiy opens himself up 

ments, questions and the occasional criticism. That 

not an easy tiling to do, but he does it wiUi the ability 

be calm and unprovoked and 

doesn't know tlie answer to s 

think the stiident body as a whole really 


should have to ask us to sit down and be quiet so 
we can start tlie meeting. We are in college and need to 
start acting like it The immaturity and rudeness is 
especially embarrassing when we have guests, such as 
admit tiiat he at the vespers the Andrews choir produced for us. We 
ir questions. I should know better than that (submitted by Sarah 

Thumbs up on Talge Hall! The giris of Thatcher 
really appreciated being serenaded last week with 
Christmas carols. It brightened many giris' evening, 

andallowedthemtoforgetabouttiiesb-essesofthesea- . ■ .,^ ,, 

son and enjoy the hoMay for what it i^dtank you. ?lWebbeca„se han«* hog, 
(submitted by Kelli Gauthier) 

Thumbs down on the bandwidtii clog after mid- 
night Southern gives us a lot of freedom wiUi our 
Ethernet usage by not banning sites like Napster and 
Gnutella, but some students take advantage of this. 
After midnight it is neariy impossible to even browse 
tiie pipes for four 
hours sfraight by downloading huge files. 

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Adventist Church, or the advertisers. 

The Accent willingly corrects all factiial mistakes. If 
you feel we made an error, please contact us by phone or 

© 2001 The Soutiiem Accent 

Bm Lloyd, ml Jesse Rademaeher. was Ihe subjecl of 
the lead piclure of Ihe slory -Film sludenls produce new 
projecl, -Garden Secret.- Md Uoyd. ml Mullen, plays 
Ihe lead characler. 

The Accent thanks Greg Rumsey s 

News Reporting class for their 

contributions this semester. :) 

The Southern Accent 

Thursday, December 

13, 2001 

THE Sports 


Upsets abound in men's AA-II playoffs L ions will w in this week 

Lower seeds, Team Lindsey and Team Hayes, advance to finals 

In a maich that should have been 
very predictable, nothing went as 
expected for either team, as Team 
Hayes (04) pulled off a shockinfi 
upset against division leader Team 
Faw (4-0). 

But Team Hayes took a "we have 
nothing to lose" attitude going into 
the game. 

"All we want is our picture on the 
intramura] Web site," Jon 
Washington said. 

This attitude paid off as Team 
Hayes took the early momentum and 
won the first game 15-5, It was over 
in nine minutes as unforced errors 
by Team Faw contributed to the 
quick loss. There were few kills as 
die playere on both teams had trou- 
ble passing. 

In the second game, both teams 
took on new faces, almost as if they 
switched places. Shane Faw. J.R. 
First, and Prilam Pandit of Team 
Faw began to find the holes in Team 
Hayes positioning and won easily, 15- 

With the score 14-13 in favor of 
Team Faw, Team Hayes scored the 
critical point to keep them alive and 
tie the score at 14-14. Both teams 
needed two points to win. A hit by 
Jon Washington found a hole and fell 
in to put Team Hayes on top by one. 
Moments later, Larry Hayes smoked 
a kill down the line to steal the win 
from Team Faw. 

"I think it was a lot of luck. We 
were lucky." Trumper said after the 
win. This win gives us a lot of con- 
fidence for the finals. We can win it 
all now." 

Team Lindsay downs Team 
Ramsey in three games 

In a battle of evenly matched 
teams. Team Lindsay (1-3) played 
the spoiler and used a balanced 
attack to come from behind and 
squelch the championship hopes of 
Team Ramsey (3-1). 

in the first game, Team Lindsay 
surged behind eight kills from 
Nathan IJndsay and won in a tight 
battle, 15-13. Nathan Lindsay and 
Dustin Cook, the Twin Towers, were 

responsible for 12 of the teams 15 
points. Front-man Michael Benjamin 
complemented them with timely 
assists and blocks. 

In the second game, Eric 
Wytcherley of Team Ramsey, aggra- 
vated a pinched nerve in his leg and 
had to sit out for the remainder of 
the match. The momentum swung 
as Team Ramsey was forced to 
regroup and form a new game plan. 
They held it together enough to pull 
off a sound 15-8 victory and force 
game three. Great jump serves from 
Leif Ramsey resulted in two aces and 
some hurried returns from Team 

Game three appeared to be over 
early. Team Ramsay jumped out to a 
12-5 lead and put their intensity level 
on cruise control. Dustin Cook's 
incredibly soft touch helped him set 
up big hitter Nathan Lindsay for 
some nasty spikes as Team Lindsay 
began to mount a comeback. Down 
13-5, Team Lindsay ran off 10 unan- 
swered points to win the game 15-13. 

"Our biggest problem all season 
was our serves," Cook said. "We 
served well in this match. That was 
the key to our \ictory." 

Last week didn't go so well for 
me, but that's what happens when 
you pick two weeks in the future. 
But I won't live in the past! 

Minnesota at Detroit 

The upset of the week will have 
the Lions winning, finally, at home. 
This will not be a pretty game but a 
win is a win for the Lions. 

Pick: Detroit 

Arizona at N.Y. Giants 

The Giants aren't looking so big 
any more. The Cardinals will fly 

Jacksonville at Cleveland 

Cleveland is crumbling and the 
Jaguars just want a win. Besidl 

who names their team after a colo7> 
If Los Angeles got another te.n, 
would they be the LA Haze or u' 
Smog? ^^ 

Pick: Jacksonville 

Oakland at San Diego 

Remember when the Chargei 
were charging, now i 
licking a 9 volt battery. 

Pick: Oakland 


Atlanta at Indianapolis 

Indianapolis is on life support. 
but Atlanta is looking for respect — 
seek and ye shall find. Agam. I don't 
want to hear it from the Falcon fans! 

Pick: Atlanta 

Denver at Kansas Ci