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The Southern Accent 


Thursday, September 9 

Volume 60, Issue 1 

Police, Campus 
Safety explore 
Thatcher thefts 

Autliorities are investigating two break- 
ins at Tliatcher Hall over the weekend. In 
one room, the stolen items were not elec- 
tronics, cash or other valuables, but 
women's underwear and bathing suits. 

"We just second guess the school's 
security," said Sandy Bolejack, whose 
room was broken into. "There were no 
cameras and they got past the dorm alarm 

The break-in happened between 
Saturday night and Sunday afternoon 
when someone broke through the window 
of Annette Chaviano and Bolejack's first- 
floor donn room, according to pohce. The 
burglar stole hundreds of dollars worth of 
underwear and swimsuits. 

A similar break-in happened during 
Saturday night's Welcome BACKfire 
Party. Maria Robberson returned to her 
first-floor Thatcher room and noticed her 
window was open. Although her dresser 
drawers had been ransacked, Robberson 
told police nothing appeared to be miss- 
ing, including a violin and cash. 

While not afraid, she said others must 
know what happened. 

"I'm really concerned that people are 
unaware about it and unable to protect 
themselves," Robberson said. 

Although the break-ins happened 
around the same time with similar meth- 
ods of entry, investigators would not con- 
firm they were committed by a single sus- 

While investigators would not com- 
inent on the specifics of the investigation, 
Campus Safet>' officer David Houtchens 
said students can help protect themselves. 

Remove the opportunity. Lock doors 
land windows, close blinds and most 
|lmportantiy, be aware," he said. 

Houtchens said any student who sees 
any stiange or suspicious activity should 
call Campus Safety immediately. 

Thatcher Hall deans were unavailable 
°f comment. 

SA ''BACKfire" begins school year 

New students attend revamped orientation 

Southern hosted a new five-day ori- 
entation process for first-year students 
last month, discarding the one-day ori- 
entation of the past in favor of what 
was called First-Aid; initial support for 

First-year students arrived Wednes- 
day morning on Au. 25 for "move-in 
day" and bad a schedule full of events 
until Sunday night, Aug. 29. Students 
participated in a community service 
session and were able to sample some 
of Southern's worship options on 
Sabbath. There were numerous meet- 
ings and conferences designed to help 

freshmen make the adjustment from 
high school to life at Southern, as well 
as conferences to help parents adjust 
to having a son or daughter in college. 

Attendees of First-Aid had a more 
strict attendance policy this year com- 
pared to previous orientations. Each 
day featured several required activi- 

"The change was made because 
[Southern's staff] didn't feel that the 
one-day orientation was really meeting 
the needs of students," said Kari 
SchuUz, director of Student Services. 
"With First-Aid, students really have 
time to get aquainted with each other 
and the school before classes begin. 

students eat lunch outside Hackman Hall 
during the SOS lunch block party on 
Thursday of freshmen orientation week. 


Campus News 
Current Events 
Page 12 



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student that attended-you 
made the Welcome Backfire 
Party a success. 

The end of one SA event is 
the beginning of another. On 
Sept. 25, 2004, in honor of the 
Joker, the book of which we 
live our lives, the Student 

Strawberry Festival Director 

Maranatha Hay 
Lifestyles Editor 

Lu ..... gold, silver and bronze. 
Those who want to participate 
can join a country at the SA 
office. Spectators can gather at 
the Olympic Arena and watch 
the events unfold before their 
eyes. Records will be broken 
and legends mil be made. 

Finally, there's still time to 
pick up an appUcation for SA 
Senate. If you want to be a 
leader on campus and affect 
positive change at Southern, 
pick up a petition for candidacy 
outside the SA office and return 
it by Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, 


are due at noon 


in the SA office 

Elections will be held on 


at various locations 

by noon. Elections ^vill be held 
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004. 


You answer... 

"How do you spot a freshman 
from a mile away?" 

The story behind chiggers 

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On the West Coast, the chig- 
ger is nothing more than a Hter- 
ary figure, only to be encoun- 
tered while reading about a place 
far away where little children 
pick berries and itch chigger 
bites. What is a chigger? 

During the first week at 
Southern, a foreigner's ignorance 
starts getting dangerous. 1 heard 
that chiggers burrow under your 
skin, suck your blood and then 
die. I also heard that they lay 
eggs under your skin, and if you 
put fingernail polish over the 
bump they make, they will suffo- 
cate. Every story was a little dif- 
ferent and I began to feel the 
need for clarification. 

So what is the truth about 
chiggers? Chiggers are a type of 
mite in the arachnid family, so 
put down that insect guidebook 
because they're not there; I 
already looked. They look like 
microscopic tomatoes \vith legs, 
typically measuring one-twenti- 

eth of an mch long, which makes 
them difficult but not impossible 
to see with the naked eye. Their 
bite, which itches like a mosquito 
bite, can last up to ten days, 
depending on how quickly you 
catch the chigger. Because the 
chiggers' preferred food sources 
are birds and reptiles, humans 
develop severe itching from chig- 
gers as we are not their correct 

A chigger's mission as a little 
larva is to crawl where the skin is 
relatively thin and wrinkled, like 
the arm or leg pit; their personal 
favorite seems to be around the 
beltline. They don't burrow 
under the skin with their heads, 
but they do inject it with power- 
fiil saliva that liquefies the tissue. 
This produces the severe itching. 
The tissue around the area 
becomes hard, creating a tube 
called a stylostome that the chig- 
ger uses to suck up liquefied tis- 
sue. This hard area causes many 
people to believe that the chigger 
is actually under their skin. 

Those forging the Tennessee 
wilderness are much more prone 
to having an encotmter with chig- 
gers than on Southern's mani- 
cured lawn. Karah Thompson, 
an Ooltewah nurse, says she gets 
chiggers when she goes hiking, 
especially when she ventures off 
the trail. 

Ifyou really wai)t to avoid get- | 
ting chiggers, give yourself a mh 
down with some stiidcy powdered 
sulfur. Chiggers avoid sulfur j 
like the plague, as will all your 
Mends until you realize you'd 
rather get bit by a chigger than 
have no friends and go take a 
bath. If you think you've been 
exposed to chiggers, the best 
thing to do is wash your clothes 
and take a warm, soapy bath. 
Already have a chigger bite? , 
You may find some relief using | 
benzocaine, hydrocortison 
calamine lotion. 

What's worse than a girl from 
the West Coast coming do\vn | 
here and tellmg you all wb 
chigger is? I don't know. 

Wellness balancing act 

College can be overwhelm- 
ing. Aside from the desire to 
do well in class, students are 
bombarded by the pressures 
of relationships, money and 
career choices. On top of that. 
Student Wellness tells us to 
be balanced! But what does 
balance mean? 

Human beings are made 
up of four main components: 
mental, physical, spiritual 
and social. Though different, 
they are so closely coonected 
diat whenever one is affected. 

the others become out of bal- 

In the book "Charting Your 
Course," Dr. Brian Steward 
says that throughout life each 
component goes through a 
period of dominance. For 
most college students, the 
mental component domi- 
nates. Because of this, stu- 
dents tend to neglect other 
components and become 
unbalanced. That's where 
Student Wellness comes in. 

The Student Wellness cen- 
ter wants students to find the 
resources to live well and 
offers programs and events to 

help find balance and achieve | 
wellness goals. 

This means not letting! 
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ignored, but balancing theij I 
with a physical, spiritual and | 
social life. 

Metaphorically speaking. I 
wellness is a journey, not a I 
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under the wellness tab. 

THURSDAY, September 9, 2004 

Andrew Bermudez 
Opinion Editor 

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ANDREW Bermudez 

It's the beginning of another 
vear at Southern, and it's the 
beginning of yet another year of 
the Southern Accent. Throughout 
he school year, here on the edito- 
ial/opinion page, you can expect 
find engaging, interesting and 
1 outrageous opinions 
You will continue to 
Brian Lauritzen and Tim 
;e's columns, where they will 
I will continue 
wriie frequently, and starting 
week we will also be includ- 
ing opinions from other colum- 

I This page isn't just about what 
live \mters think; if you have an 
opinion you feel strongly about, 
mile it and send it to us. We'll do 
dir he5t to include it in a future 
i^e. Letters to the editor are 
bo welcome. Above all, I hope 
mu find tlie opinion page to be 
?.^ting and enlightening, as 
B continue to serve as the stu- 
3ice of Southern Adventist 

Head to head: left vs. right 

The Demons Among Us 

Call me a Communist, a 
tree-hugger or a pot-smoking 
hippie if you want. Call me 
unchristian, unprincipled, 
even unpatriotic if you so 
desire. But don't you dare call 
meaUberal. Say I have no val- 
ues, morals or integrity but 
please... don't say I'm a liberal. 

Wait a minute. Since when 
is being a liberal a bad thing? 
Who makes these determina- 
tions anyway? In an age 
where our president draws 
lines in the sand saying, 
"you're eitlier with us or you're 
with the terrorists," we've 
come under the unfortunate 
delusion that everything even- 
tually boils down to "my way 
versus the evil way." 

Slowly, masterftilly, conser- 
vatives have been able to 
ignite a giant conflagration 
that has swept the nation and 
demonized the word hberal. 

Well, call the exorcist, 
because demons or not, I've 
got news. I am a liberal— and 
history tells me that's nothing 

to be ashamed of. After all, it 
was a liberal congressional 
caucus led by James Madison 
in 1791 tliat fought the hardest 
for establishing the Bill of 
Rights. At the turn of the 
twentietli century, it was a 
prominent libera! leader, 
William Jennings Bryan, who 
most strongly supported 
women's suffrage. In the 
1930s, it was Franklin D. 
Roosevelt's liberal administra- 
tion that helped this nation 
right itself after tlie Great 
Depression and sent millions 
of destitute Americans back to 
work mstead of back to the 
bread lines. 

So, what's to be ashamed 
of? Liberals stand for a myri- 
ad of honorable policies ihat 
have helped shape this nation 
into the greatest nation m the 
world. So, while I'm actually 
not a Communist and I don't 
smoke pot, I am a liberal. And 
in this column 111 be dis- 
cussing pertinent election- 
year issues from a liberal per- 

Brian Lauritzen 

Introductory Column 

Another year has come 
and gone. It's time to get 
back in the swing of things. 
Just make sure you're 
ready to burn the midnight 
oil. Alright. I can go on list- 
ing the cliches about start- 
ing another year of school, 
but that probably won't 
accomplish very much. 
The reality of it is that for 
the ne.\t several months, 
you're going to be subject- 
ed to a lot of stuff that you 
may not like - and then 
you've got schoolwork on 
top of that! 

Try as you might, it is 
impossible to completely 
shut out the world around 
you. So, since you have to 
hear about it all anyway, 
why not take a small 
amount of time to educate 
yourself on it and form an 
opinion? This philosophy 
applies to society in gener- 
al, but I don't claim to 
know everything about 
everything. What I'm here 

for is politics. 

Every week during the 
course of this school year, 
Brian Lauritzen (my liber- 
ally-minded cohort) and I 
\vi\\ be taking political and 
societal issues head on. 
For the most part, we will 
disagree on these issues 
(me being the mainstream- 
media-branded 'right-wing 
extremist'). Thanks to our 
political differences, Brian 
and I will deliver the issue 
from both sides of the aisle, 
and let you decide for your- 
self where you stand. A fair 
and balanced argument 
will be presented for your 
perusal, in the hopes that 
you make some decisions 
of your own. 

So look for us each week, 
and we promise not to dis- 

Timothy Morse 

felissa Turner 
lligion Editor 


Karl Haffner to speak for Fall Week of Prayer 

Melissa Turner 

Karl Haffner, pastor of 

Walla Walla College SDA 
: Church and noted author, will 

"f speaking on Southern's 
I Mmpus for Fall Week of 
: ftayer, Sept. 13-17. 

"I have been praying that 
I ^od would do something 
I ^Pernatural among us next 

week.- Haffner savs. "For 
' spme, that might mean a time 

" recommitment; for others, 
, » new relationship with 


Hafftier's theme for Week 
; "f'-ayer will be Cures for the 
1 ,„ ""n Christian. "I hope 

^' 'nfluence the way we live, 
n^. '° live thoroughly 
^tian hves and make faith 
"Sjf- '" "-eal life,- Haffner 


Southern's Campus 

Chaplain Ken Rogers says, "I 
think [Haffiier] vrill make the 
gospel relevant to today's col- 
lege student." 

Haffner spent his student 
years at Shenandoah Valley 
Academy, Southern 

Missionary College (for his 
first year of college) and fin- 
ished at Walla Walla College. 
He has BA degrees in both 
business and theology, 
Master's in Divinity, and 
Business Administration with 
a Ph.D. 

Haffner has pastored three 
churches in Washington state 
for a total of 17 years. He even 
started a church, located in 
Seattle, Wash. Most recently, 
Haffner has been serving as 
pastor of the Walla Walla 
College Church and is actively 
involved in a collegiate alter- 
native church called "The 

Improv Church," which 
improvisational drama to 
reach today's young people. 

Haffner communicates 
God's grace to others through 
teaching, preaching and writ- 
ing. He has authored several 
books, including: "The Cure 
for the Last Daze," "The Cure 
for Soul Fatigue," "I'd Rather 
Kiss a Catfish" and "Peace 
Like a Spider." Haffner also 
writes regularly for the SDA 
youth magazine "Insight," and 
he has also written for other 
prominent SDA publications 
such as "The Adventist 
Review" and "Signs of the 

In his free time, Hafftier 
enjoys "good stories, frequent 
flier miles and ice cream." He 
also dreams of "playing a 
game of golf with Tiger 
Woods." Haffner and wife 
Cherie have two daughters, 

Lindsey, 9, and Claire, 4. during the week that take 

Haffner mentions how stu- away from what God would 

dents can make the most out want to do, form a small 

of Week of Prayer next week: group to discuss and pray 

"Pray, be open to the Spirit, about what God is doing at the 

try to block any distractions meetings." 




10:45 a.m. 

Chattanooga First 

11:00 a.m. 


9:00 & 11:30 a.m. 

Collegedale Community 

8:30, 10:00 & 11:15 a.m. 

Collegedale Spanish-American 9:00 & 11:45 a.m. | 

Hamihon Community 

11:30 a.m. 


11:00 a.m. 


11:00 a.m. 

McDonald Road 

9:00 & 11:30 a.m. 

New Life 

11:00 a.m. 


8:55 & 11-25 a.m. 

Orchard Park 

11:00 a.m. 

Standifer Gap 

11:00 a.m. 

The short animation "Getting Ice Cream" was created this summer by Aaron 
Adams and animation students. The project is featured on the 2004-2005 School 
of Visual Art and Design promo DVD. 


When nature calls 

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Lynn Wood 
Hall receives 
needed repairs 

Don Cantrell 

Repairs to the oldest building on 
Southern's campus, Lynn Wood Hall, 
are progressing after last year's fire 
damaged the last wood building on 

The top floor was charred by a gen- 
erator fire, while the bottom floor 
was flooded by the building's spriii- 
kler system and firefighters. 

University officials planned to 
remodel some of Lynn Wood's interi- 
or design features while repairs are 

"Basically, they gutted both the top 
and bottom floors, and the bath- 
rooms are being redone, too," said 
Helen Durichek, associate vice presi- 
dent of financial administration. 

Durichek said the bottom floor, 
where Campus Safety offices and the 
Audio-Visual department were locat- 
ed before, will now house several 
general-usage classrooms. 

Repairs got underway only days 
after the fire, and will last for several 
more months. Exterior jobs, like 
roofing, are slowed by the area's 
many rainy days, Durichek said. 

"The project won't be completed 
until at least next s 

Photo by Sonya Reeves 
Above All Roofing employees repair the 
fire damaged shingles on the roof of Lynn 
Wood Hall Tuesday afternoon. 

Thursday, September 16 

Volume 60, Issue 2 

Ivan Colon, left, sings to Mickey Syler and Ginger KrcnU before the Lawn Coneert Saturday afternoon on the 

More parking eases congestion 

Parking on campus can be frustrating 
for new, and even returning, students 
this semester. Who is supposed to park 
where, and when, m Southern's plethora 
of lots can confuse even staff members 
and veteran students. However, "it does 
not have to be that way," says Campus 
Safety Director, Eddie Avant. "We tried 
to revamp the way we regulate parking 
to clear up as much confusion as possi- 

Among adjustments made to the 
parking situation since last school year 
are the creation of 345 new spaces for 
student parking, with more on the way. 

"I'm a community student, so I really 
don't have an issue with parking. Its fair- 

ly easy to find spots when I need them," 
said Michael Valentin, junior 
Accounting major. 

Michael said dorm students have a 
much bigger issue ivith parking than 
most community students. 

"It would be nice for dorm students to 
be able to move their cars around cam- 
pus, "Michael said. 

The ticket system has also been fine- 
tuned. Ticket fines have increased from 
$14 to $15 and can be charged to a stir- 
dent ID card. Appeals now cost $5; how- 
ever tiiat additional charge is waived if 
the stijdent's appeal is approved. 

"It's to cut down on frivolous 
appeals," Avant said. "[The ticket 
appeals committee] was spending sever- 
al hours a week reading through appeals 
in which the student was not even being 

Campus Safety is trying to cut down 
on the number of tickets it processes 
through efforts like the $50 prize draw- 
ing to 10 students who registered their 
vehicles by September 2. 

Avant estimated the number of tickets 
Campus Safety wrote last year to be 
around 4000, the majority of which 
were for failing to register. Avant said 
one of the more common things students 
forget about is a temporary parking pass. 
If a student is borrowing someone else's 
car, they can unpeel the parking sticker 
from their vehicle and transfer it to the 
borrowed car. 

The new location of Campus Safety's 
offices is in the newly renovated Campus 
Services building on Industrial Drive. 


Campus News 
Current Events 
Page 12 

Advice column to 
debut next issue 
September 24 

An optimist sees opportunity 
in every calamity. A pessimist 
sees calamity in every oppor- 


Thursday, September i6, 2004 

As Ivan annroaches Gulf Coast towns deserted 


NEW ORLEANS - Stragglers 
streamed toward higher 
ground Wednesday on high- 
ways turned into one-way evac- 
uation routes and pounding 
surf started eroding beaches as 
Hurricane Ivan roared toward 
the Gulf Coast with :35 mph 

"We're leaving today. All this 
is going under," said surfer 
Chuck Myers who was only tak- 
ing pictures of the waves 
Wednesday morning at Gulf 
Shores, AJa. "We surfed it all 
day yesterday. It was glorious." 

Ivan could cause significant 
damage no matter where it 
strikes, as hurricane-force wind 
extended up to 105 miles out 
from the center, Hurricane 
warnings were posted along a 
300-mile stretch from Grand 
Isle, La., across coastal 
Mississippi and Alabama to 
Apalachicola, Fla., but Ivan had 
turned onto a nortlierly course, 
generally toward the center of 
the warning ;irca, the Alabama 
and MissiKsippi coasts. 

"I his is ;i had one and people 
need In get out," Mobile, Ala., 
Mayor Mike Dow said 
Wednesday on ABC's "Good 
Morning America." 

Deputies went door-to-door 
through the night in .south 
Mobile County, instructing res- 
idents to evacuate. Some are 
expected to remain. Sheriffs 

Sgt. Steve Kirchharr said, but 
overall "we have received a 
good response," 

Interstate 65 in Alabama 
was turned into a northbound- 
only evacuation route 
Wednesday morning from the 
harbor city of Mobile to 
Montgomery. Chemical plants 
and refineries around Mobile 
Bay had been closed down. 

Roughly 2 million people 
had been urged or ordered to 
leave coastal areas, including 
more than 1.2 million in the 
New Orleans metropolitan 

Forecasters said that 
although Ivan, which killed at 
least 68 people in the 
Caribbean, had weakened very 
slightly to 135 mph Wednesday, 
it was still an "extremely dan- 
gerous category 4 hurricane," 
and its strength could fluctuate 
before it crashes ashore early 
Thursday morning somewhere 
along the Gulf Coast. 

Twelve-foot waves already 
were booming ashore 
Wednesday morning at Gulf 
Shores, Ala., and starting to 
erode the beach. Light rain had 
started falling along the Florida 
Panhandle. A buoy about 300 
miles south of Panama City 
registered waves just over 34 
feet high early Wednesday. 

"This is the first time I've 
seen waves this big and we've 
been coming here for years," 
said Terry Kilpatrick of 

The Southern Accent 

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Maronntha Hoy Timothy Morse 

Matthew Janctzko JusUn Janctzko 

Leslie Foslcr Kevin Jackson 

Andrew Bermudcz Amanda Jchle 

Bryan Lee Megan Braiuicr 
Sonya Recx es 

Rm Cntoroma 
Knchel Day 
Valerie Walker 
Cheryl Fuller 
Tim Ambler 
Lisa Jester 
JuUe Clark 
Laurc Chamberlain 

Winston County in north 
Alabama, who was boarding up 
windows on his condominium 
units at Gulf Shores. 

Even the tiniest change in 
the storm track could move the 
location of the storm's landfall 
by hundreds of miles, Hector 
Guerrero, a meteorologist at 
the National Hurricane Center, 
said Wednesday. 

"Even a little jog could result 
in considerable change," he 

New Orieans opened the 
Louisiana Superdome to people 
vrith handicaps or medical 
problems that kept them from 
evacuating, and Mayor Ray 
Nagin said a shelter for others 
would open later in the day. 

All bridges out of New 

Orleans were ordered shut 
down as of 2 p.m. because of 
the threat ■ of high wind, and 
Police Chief Eddie Compass 
imposed a 24-hour curfew 
beginning at the same time. 

No shelters were available in 
Baldwin County, Ala., said 
assistant emergenqr manage- 
ment director Roy Wulff. The 
county usually uses schools as 
shelters, but the wind expected 
from Ivan "far exceeds the 
winds those buildings were 
buih to withstand," he said. 

Streets were all but deserted 
Wednesday morning in Fort 
Walton Beach, Fla., and along 
Mississippi's 75-mile coast, and 
most homes and businesses, 
including a number of gas sta- 
tions, were boarded up. 

At Perdido Key, on the 
Alabama-Florida state line, a 
steady stream of drivers 
stopped along U.S. gS to look at 
the churning surf. "This is 
almost a once-in-a-Iifetime 
view," said Glen Phillips, who 
has lived in the area since 1967. 

Some people said they want- 
ed to stay to witness the storm's 
vkTath firsthand. 

"There's nothing like a I 
severe storm to put a human 
being in their proper place," 
said Prentice Howard, 59, sta- 
tioned at Naval Station | 
Pascagoula in Mississippi. "I 
want to experience the power of I 
nature. It sounds dumb to [ 
some people but that's the way [ 
it is. Sort of like skydiving.'" 

Three beheaded bodies found 
in Iraq, car bomb kills two 

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Security 
forces discovered three 
beheaded bodies Wednesday 
on a road north of Baghdad, 
and a car bomb exploded in a 
town south of the capital, 
killing two people amid a 
surge of violence that has left 
more than 200 dead in the 
past four days. 

The three bodies were 
found ivithout documents 
near Dijiel, about 25 miles 
north of Baghdad, said Col 
Adnan Abdul-Rahman of the 
Interior Ministry. 

A U.S. military official, 

condition of 
anonymity, said the bodies 
appeared to be Iraqi nation- 

The car bomb targeted a 
National Guard checkpoint in 
Suwayrah, about 40 miles 
south of Baghdad, Abdul- 
Rahman said. A national 
guardsman was one of the 
tivo dead, he said. Ten people 
were injured. 

The car bomb near the 
police headquarters for west- 
ern Baghdad wrecked build- 
ings and cars on central Haifa 
Street, leaving debris in near- 
by trees and homes. 

The recent violence 
appeared to be part of an 

increasingly brazen and coor- 
dinated campaign by the I 
insurgency to bring its battle I 
to Baghdad, sowing chaos for I 
Prime Minister Ayad Allawi | 
and his American allies. 

The Tawhid and Jil 
group, headed by Jordanias | 
militant Abu Musab al- 
Zarqawi, posted a Web state- 
ment claiming responsibility I 
for Tuesday's car bombing- P 
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Sunday, killing dozens, an° 
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Thursday, September i6, 2004 

Maranatha Hay 
lifestyles Editor 

The Southern Accent 3 


First impressions vs. real life 

Everyone you ask has a dif- 
ferent opinion about what col- 
lege is going to he like. So what 
is life reaUy like at Southern? 

"I always wondered how 
anyone passed, because I 
thought it was so hard," said 
Jamie Daily, a junior social 
work major. 

On the other hand, some 
expected college to be a piece of 

"I thought it was going to be 
a lot like academy," said 
Freshman Allison Mirande. 

Whatever preconceived 
ideas you came with, you are 
here now, and reality is settling 

"When I first got here, I 
immediately felt welcomed, 
and it's really easy to settle in 
when you feel like you belong," 
said Chris Owen, a freshman 
computer systems administra- 
tion major. 

Tiffany Foley, a sophomore 
nursing major, agrees. "People 

are so friendly here!" 

Sophomore Jennifer Stout, 
adds, "It's a lot easier to meet 
people than I thought it would 
be, and as you move on, it 
becomes less intimidating to 
just walk up and introduce 
yourself to a stranger." 

Andrew Marsh, a freshman 
nursing major said, "It's 
intense! I'm still having fun, 
but I'm studying a lot more 
than I did in Academy." 
Freshman Josh Eskridge said 
school was, "a lot more work 
than I thought I would have to 
put forth. Independently, it's a 
lot more challenging than I 
thought it would be." 

But whether you're feeling 
at home, or still trying to figure 
out where all your classes are, 
remember this advice from 
Sophomore Tiffany Foley: 
"God is the only One who is 
going to help you achieve bal- 
ance in your life." 

"It may not be easy, but if 
you commit everything to Him, 
He will help you through it." 

Students hack outside 
Lynn Wood Hall 

Daniel Medina, left, and Thomas Helms wait for the 12 
o'clock prayer meeting while playing hacky sack Tuesday 

Coombs joins psychology full time 

Most people assume when 
you dedicate your life to min- 
istry, you naturally get 
siphoned into the theology 
field. However, Dr. Rob 
Coombs, psychology professor 
at Southern, is ministering to 
his students — one mind at a 

Pounding through issues 
most professors wouldn't 
touch with a nine-foot pole, 
Dr. Coombs has gained the 
respect of fellow professors 
I and students alike. 

"He's not only a great 
teiicher, he's a wonderful per- 
■■^on. You can tell he really 
Ciui .-^ about his students," says 
Jessica Williams, religious 
t^'-l'iL-iition major. 

Hr. Coombs was born in a 
family with three other sib- 
lings ~ all of them girls. His 
father was in the Air Force, 
kei'ping them on the move. By 
th'- lime he reached the 12th 
grade, he had transferred to 
12 different schools. 

following high school, 
C'-'umbs attended Carson- 
^'(^^■■man, a Baptist college, 
and received his bachelor 's 
^Krf e in philosophy and reli- 

I After college, he graduated 
^fJi his master's in divinity 
and began working at a local 

iVorite da.s.4 to tcuch; 

Adolwci-nt Pnychology 
vorile Olympic i 


Dr. Coombs, right, collects a paper from Aaron Meyer, left, 
in adolescent psychology. 

church with youth and family, ing and therapy. Every 
To enhance his counseling Thursday, he helps special- 
techniques, Coombs pursued needs kids and loves to have 
his doctorate in ministry. students over for a rousing 
After receiving his doctor- game of volleyball. He says 
ate, Coombs began to write he's "big mto bicycling the 
and eventually published four outdoors and his ongest tr^ 
books and several disserta- was 360 miles, from 
tions As a result of his intense Tennessee to Indiana. 
nteresTin the spiritual devel- But first and foremost 
interest mm P ^ ^s loves the student 
riv^dhiffin^ldto^r'atein interaction teaching offers 
family studies. ''"^i have never lost my fasci- 
J:lZritT^sZ nation for studying peopl. 

Currently, he is nearing the 
end of his latest book, meant 
for "everyday people making 
it in the trenches of life." The 
book will deal with family 
issues from birth to death and 
will be roughly 500 pages 
when published. 

In the future. Coombs sees 
himself teaching at Southern 
as long as they will have him, 
and looks forward to the rais- 
ing of his new daughter from 

His dedication to ministry 
makes him an inspiration, but 
perhaps even more inspiring 
is his ability to look back on 
his life and know that he's fol- 
lowed God's will to the very 
best of his ability. 

"When I was 10, 1 felt called 
to the ministry by God. Things 
have changed, but my com- 
mitment has never wavered." 


of the week 

Why do theology 
students typically 
pursue nursing 

"Because nurs- 
inq majors are 
o caring and 
ilivmely irre- 


"Because some- 
one needs to 
make the 


"Nurses have to 

know how to 
handle people 
with health prob- 
lems. Pastors 
have a lot of 


"It's easy for 
them to get jobs 
and it's easy for 
us to get fired." 


'They make the 

because theolo- 
gy students can 
heal the soul 
and nursing stu- 
dents heal the 

body, so together they make a 

holistic healing team." 


Actually, the 
reason is 
because there 

nursing and 


Theology Majors club who 
aren't even dating anyone. 
They're there to get hitched. 
So theo majors aren't the 
crazy ones. It's them." 


Thursday, September i6, 2004 

4 The Southe rn Accent 

Andrew Bermudez 
Opinion Editor 

abermudezo2@hotma11.con1 ^ «^ -^ -— ^ ^ ^~ -| 

The Northern Accent Making timc tor (jOd 

. i,„ ^,.= HariTipare been a very stressful day. 

rr-rrrrzr. changed much in many areas -r-^^;i;-^^^;^;;^i Those of us who are datmg .. . ,j _ ^^^^ ^jh mv horn 

Some time ago, I had the 
idea to start my own newspa- 
per at Southern called the 
Northern Accent (Motto: 
Because not everyone wants a 
Southern Accent), But, alas, 
the way was not opened for it to 
happen (i.e. I found out it costs 
more than $.5). But that's OK, 
because I'm happy lo be writ- 
ing at the SOUTHERN Accent 
in the opinion section. It's an 
awesome time to be writing 
because the state of affairs, 
politically and religiously, is so 
controversial. We are looking 
at one of Ihc hottest presiden- 
tial races in history, and a huge 
polarization of peoples' beliefs. 
I hope my colleagues in the 
Right/Left column can help 
you belter understand what is 
going on. We have storms rip- 
ping up Florida (strangely 
enough, two people in Ohio 
died because of them...), as well 
as intense religious issues in 
that realm. 

Locally, ' Southern hasn't 

cnausc" .nueh in many areas 
For instance, as I journeyed to 
Southern, I noticed that, along 
with the Southern Adventist 
University sign, the orange 
barrels were also there to greet 
us again (although I think they 
moved them just to claim work 
had been done). If I get mar- 
ried around here, I want to tie a 
couple of barrels behind 
my just-married car; they're as 
at Southern as the biology trail. 
Even those psychotic talking 
ducks are back on the last page 
of the Accent! 

But there are changes too; 
namely the new parking lot for 
Talge. Also, a sidewalk near the 
Garden of Prayer now connects 
Industrial Drive with the 
promenade. The Southern 
mentor program is also much 
belter than il was last year. 
These are all good improve- 
menls, to say the least. 

In closing, I wish you all a 
great year and hope you meet 
your goals— and if nol, then 
become an opinion columnist. 
God Bless! 

With all the current interest 
in poHtics, you might be 
expecting me to write some- 
thing on a political note. It s 
such an important topic these 
days, after all. There's another 
topic that's even more impor- 
tant, though. And it has no 
connections to hanging chads 
or flip-flopping candidates. In 
fact, we are being frequenUy 
reminded of it this week. 

For all the inconveniences it 
may cause - I still think last 
year's shortened class sched- 
ule was better than this year's 
version - Week of Prayer is an 
incredible blessing to the soul. 
II reminds us of our Savior, 
who stands knocking at the 
door of our hearts. 
Sometimes, however, we 
spend so little time with Him. 
After all, so many important 
things take up our time. 
Classes, homework and proj- 
ects eat up huge amounts of 
our day. We spend time work- 
ing at various occupations. 

Those of us who are dating 
always looking for time to 
spend ivith that special per- 
son. We certainly can't neglect 
our friends either, or meals, or 
exercise, or study sessions, or 
sleep or... the hst goes on and 

in the midst of all this activ- 
ity, God asks for a small 

■ ' In the midst of 

all this activity, 

God asks for a 

small amount of 

our time each 

day. -; J 

amount of our tune each day - 
time that we can spend in His 
word and in prayer. 
Sometimes that can be so hard 
to find; but it really does make 
a difference. I was reminded of 
this in my own life, just a week 
or so ago. I was dreadfully 
busy, and Wednesday had 

been a very stressful day. i 
didn't get done with my home- 
work until about 11:30 p.m., 
and even then I had problems 
with a few questions. I had a 
project at work that needed to 
be finished before the next 
morning. It would only take a 
half-hour or so, but thai 
meant I would have to get up a 
half hour earlier- not an easy 
thing for me. Unlike 
Wednesday morning, howev- 
er, as soon as I woke up 
Thursday morning, I said a 
prayer to the Lord. I asked 
Him to guide me through 
another busy day; I also asked 
Him to keep me awake while 1 
was reading the Bible. 

I did indeed stay awake, 
and as it turned out, my day 
ended up going a lot better 
than I expected. Maybe that 
was just chance; but I'd like to 
attribute it to the time I spent 
with God in the morning. So I 
encourage you to make time 
for God in your busy Hfe, if you 
haven't already done so. You 
won't regret it. 

Head to head: left vs. right 


There's u mylh out there, con- 
ceived and unahnshedlv perpetuated 

l,v llir i;nli I-,' ,l,-.ti„n ni.irliine. 

svich 11 propii.sU'rous claim could 
somehow miike its way into the 
political muinstrcam, but I've 
k'lirned over the past four years to 
never undercstiniute the power 
George W. Bush's words seem to 
have over reality. 

Ilii' l.iti I'., pnliiicinns change 
III, 11 iiniiil, ill III,' hiiu'. it's part of 
llu' lul) .1, ,,in,ii,,ii. If people in 
Waslimploii ucvei changed their 
niiiuls or compromised on aoythinj;. 
the capitol would be filled with hnii 
drmls of little Limbaugh-like 
cloiifs runniuf^ around yelling at 
cai'li olIuT, I'lu' Hush :ulniini,stra- 
liiiii >»ouUl have you believe Ihnt this 
ropreseuls "steudfaslness" and 
■rcsnlvo," when h is really just hard- 
lieadeciuess and a sure-fire' way to 
mill^e sure nothing gels done. 
Cfors.-W ltelililiosi,,s'u lu'is 
^Irons and decisive l,.j.l,i , Ciiiir 




During the iireci<ni.s few luonieiit-s 
of the liepuWican .National 
Convention thai Bush's people 
weren't cxploitrng 9-11 (or political 

gain, they wfere focused on attacking 
Kerry for doing his job. It was a dis- 
gusting spectacle and 1 sal squirm- 
ing on my couch watching lliousands 
of middle-aged white guys chanting 
"Flip-flop, flip-flop..." 

1 guess President Bush and tiiese 
chanters forgot that Bush himself 
has flip-flopped more frequently and 
with graver consequences than 
Kerr>' ever has. Instead of recogniz- 
ing llio pri'sicloul's (iwn dismal 
record .111 ,1 niiiiilur iif important 
policiii;, llii'\- niiiih regurgitated 
what parly Irad<a ship crammed 
down their wilUng tliroats. "Flip- 
flop, flip-flop..." 

That's the mantra of the 
Repiihlic.m Parly these days. Bush is 
ivsoluto. Kern- l>linv.s Ircelv in the 
political lucctc. And so. Ihc nnlh 
lives 1111. Except when vou factor in 

"One of the interestin;^ tilings 
people ask me. now that we're asking 
quesUons, is. Can you ever win the 
war on terror?' 01 course you can." 
[President Bush, 4/i;i/o4] 
■ -1 don't Ihinlv y.n, can win [the 
war nn ii-rrorl ' H'r.-sident Bush, 

Siiun,l,^likcan,|i-n<,|, tome. .And 
liiL're ar(j plont> moro where that 
laine irom. In n\y ne.\t column. I'll 
un\eil what 1 call my Top Five 
George \V. Bush Flip-flops. 

Brian Lauritzen 

Remember the days when you 
would disagree with your siblings 
just to be different tlian they were'i* 
Regardless of who benefited, you 
still disagreed. Hopefiilly, you grew 
out of that stage. If you did, then 
you're ahead of some prominent 
political figures, specifically, John 
Kerry and his liberal base. In the 
interest of time and space, I'm not 
going to go into too many of Kerry's 
"flip-flopping" tendencies. Instead, 
I'll just focus on one example with 
many facets. 

The conflict in Iraq has been a 
defining moment of George W. 
Bush's presidency and the largest 
topic of debate. Surprismgly, it has 
also shone brightly on Kerry's record 
as a decision maker. But it is not sur- 
prising that the liberal media, which 
is nearly all of il, has chosen to 
obscure this fact. Consider a few 
facts about Kerr\''s record on Iraq. 

On Oct. 11, 2002, the Senate, 
including Kerry, authorized the 
president lo use force in Iraq. 
Talking in 1998 lo Fox News' Tony 
Snow. Kerry was asked if the United 
States should remove Saddam 
Hussein fi-om power. Kerry respond- 
ed, "I beheve yes. 1 believe I've been 
argriing tliat for some time ivithin 
die intelligence committee and else- 

In May 2003, Kerry said, "I would 
have preferred if we had given diplo- 
macy a greater opportunit>', but I 
think it was the right decision to dis- 
arm Saddam Hussein, and when the 
President made the decision, I sup- 
ported him, and I support the fact 
that we did disarm him." 

That was flip. The flop came in 
four months eariier at Georgetown 
University when Kerry blasted 
President Bush for "rushmg to war. ' 
Need more? Months ago, Kerry and 
the Democrats called for a complete 
withdrawal of troops from Iraq in 
four years. When President Bush 
began a reduction. Kerry pulled an 
about-face and, according to 
Bloomberg, "called for increasing 
the U.S. military by 40,000 troops, 
probably for a decade. . . 20,000 
would be combat troops." 

Still not conrfnced'? The AP 
reported Kerry criticizing the use of 
excessive money in Iraq and how it 
could be better used at home. Just a 
year earlier, Kerr\' had said on NBC s 
'Meet the Press" that the United 
States should use "whatever number 
of billions of dollars it takes to win. 
Since I believe this behavior is 0^ 
critical importance, I'm gomg 
carry this flip-flopping issue im 
another week. Nex-t week, l^ ^1 
you in on some of "FUpper's otne 
big flops. 

Timothy Morse 

. Thursday, September i6, 2004 

The Southern Accent 5 

iMelissa Turner 
Religion Editor 


'hat are you in search of? 

"The search of all people is 
r God. They may think they 
"are looking for other things, 
but they must eventually admit 
that it is God they seek." - 
Charles Fillmore 

What are you in search of 
this new school year? Are you 
looking for a degree that will 
prepare you for a successful 
career? Are you looking for a 
future life mate? Are you look- 
ing for a good time or an easy 
ride? Whatever you came in 
search of at Southern Adventist 
University this year, let your 
search begin and end with 
God— your Creator and 

This year will be filled with 
ups and downs. But putting 
God first in our lives will make 
the ups even more precious and 
the downs much more 
endurable. Matthew puts it 
this way, "But seek first his 

kingdom and his righteous- 
ness, and all these things will 
be given to you as well," 
(Matthew 6:33). 

My name is Melissa Turner, 
and I am a senior English/print 
journalism double major and a 
rehgion minor. Looldng back 
on the past three years, I have 
experienced lots of ups and 
plenty of downs. We all do. 
I've learned, sometimes the 
hard way, that as a college stu- 
dent, I have to trust completely 
in God to make everytWng in 
my life work together for good. 
Sometimes it seems that the 
hands of time have been held 
back for me to meet deadlines. 
Other times, I have foimd great 
strength to do things that I 
would never choose to do— like 
public speaking. God is so 
good to us, even when we are 
too distracted to notice it. 

As this year's religion editor, 
it is my hope that amidst the 
distractions of college life and 
living in today's world, the reli- 

gion section will give our cam- 
pus an extra boost of inspira- 
tion through news and features 
that will strengthen our own 
relationships with God as well 
as inform us about how ^ve can 
witness and help spread the 

I hope to see more personal 
testimonies and stories about 
various ministries and out- 
reach programs that will 
inspire readers in their own 
evangelistic endeavors. I hope 
to provide students with more 
information about local 
churches, so they can find a 
church family they will feel 
comfortable joining. And, most 
of all, I hope to hear from our 
Southern Accent readers as to 
how we can make this year's 
rehgion section more meaning- 
ful to them. 

You can email your com- 
ments, suggestions or story tips 
to Melissa Turner, religion edi- 
tor, at: DTumer260@aol.cora. 
God bless! 

Karl Haffner to conclude 
Week of Prayer Saturday 

Melissa Turner 

1! Haffner, pastor of the 
i\ alia College Church 
iitltor of several books, 
mod SAU's Fall Week of 
I this last week, Sept. 
The week's theme has 
Cure for the Common 

work ir 

day, Haffner has 
ed different biblical 
5 for making faith 
real life. Haffner 
introduced the week with the 
rail to live in the presence of 
the Father and to make faith 
an experiment in living each 

Haffner will conclude his 
"Week of Prayer series this 
"■eekend. Friday, Sept. 17 and 
Sabbath. Sept. 18. For ves- 
pers Friday evening, Haffner 
J^ll be speaking about "The 
gospel of Getting Stoned." 
Te will be speaking about 
The Cure of Hot Tub 
hristianity" at both the 9:00 
1:30 a.m. worship serv- 
at the Collegedale 
Peventh-day Adventist 

f-hurch, as well as at the 
F°oo a.m. service at The 

The Religion 
section wants 


Do you have an interesting 
personal testimony or ministry? 

Do you know of someone else who has an 
interesting story to tell? 

Do you like to write? 

Or would you be willing to have one of 
our religion writers help you tell your story? 

Email Religion Editor Melissa Turner at with your story tips. 

Campus Ministries reload 
v^dth new student firepower 

Whether you are a returning 
student or a new student, 
tilings are shaping up, and with 
that in mind, Campus 
Ministries is reloading for 
another school year by launch- 
ing its annual Ministry Expo on 
Friday, Sept. 17. We're letting 
students knowtlie role ministiy 
plays in Southern's spiritual 
life, and providing information 
about opportunities for stu- 
dents to get involved, 

The Ministry Expo will take 
place on the soccer field 
bet\veen A. W. Spaulding 
Elementary and the Collegedale 
Church, weather permitting. 

With ministry, it is always 
about people, whether they are 
serving or being served— people 
are needed. The main question 
that many students probably 
ask about Soutliern's ministries 

is, "Why join a ministry at all?" 
To find a more personalized 
answer to this question, stu- 
' dents arewelcome tostep'over ' 
to the Chaplain's Office, located 
right next to Campus Ministries 
in the student center, and chat 
with Ken Rogers, SAU campus 
chaplain. To put it simply, 
active ministr>' is where the 
rubber meets the road in the 
Christian faith. 

With more than 30 min- 
istries here on campus, many 
students might be asking, 
"What ministries are there?" 
"How do you choose which one 
to get involved with?" and 
"Wliich one is best for me?" 
The Ministry Expo is bound to 
shed some light, but if you are 
an eager student and want to 
know more now, check out their 
Web site at 
to get a first-hand look. 

during Monday mormog Week of Prayer. 




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breaks jaw in 
bike accident 

Shanelle Adams 

A casual Saturday-raoming bike ride 
went terribly wrong for Professor Jud>' 
Sloan earlier this month, when her front 
brakes locked and she crashed to the 
ground, face first 

"I was on my bike, then all of a sudden 
1 wasn't," said Sloan, associate professor 
of physical education, health and well- 
ness at Southern. "I heard it shatter, and 
I knew my jaw was broken." 

Sloan was mountain biking around 
Lide s Cove Loop Road m the Smol^' 
Mountains on Sept ii, at about lo a m 
Saturday when she fell 

While the visor on Sloan's helmet pro 
tected her face 
from further 
mjury, her chm 
absorbed most of 
the impact, shat- 
termg her jaw m 
about 10 places 
on her left side 
and a couple of 
places on her 


Judy SI 

Sloan was 
taken to the 
University of Knoxville Medical Center, 
where she went into surgery early Sunday 
morning. The surgery took less than two 
hours, and Sloan was released later that 

Initially, doctois said Sloan's recovery 
would take about four to six weeks. But 
with her good health, they reduced it to 
only three weeks. 

"Her recovery is much quicker 
because of her hfestyle choices and good 
eating habits," said Harold Mayer, associ- 
ate professor of physical education, 
health and wellness at Southern. 

Sloan's good health is part of the rea- 
son This week, Sloan is already teaching 


Thursday, September 23 

Volume 60, Issue 3 

MaryAim Bostrom rides her bike on College Drive East Tuesday afternoon 

for the upcoming Cohutia Springs Triatholon. 

Get ready for Cohutta Triathlon 

Valerie Walker 

Stacey Beardsley is a seasoned 
triathlon racer and this year is no excep- 
tion— she's been participating since she 
was 15 years old. 

Beardsley is tiaining for the 21st 
annual Sunbelt/Cohutta Springs 
Triatiilon at Cohutta Springs Adventist 
Center in Crandall, Ga., on Sunday, Oct. 
3. The race starts at 12:30 p.m. witii reg- 
istration from 10:30 a.m. to ii:45 a.m. 
on race day. The cost ranges from $30 
to $55 for an individual and $55 to $70 
for a relay team depending on registra- 
tion times. 

In addition to exercise and competi- 
tion this year's triathlon will feature tiie 
Champion Chip system. Participants 

will wear the radio-frequency-identifi- 
cation chip to ensure time accuracy at 
each leg of the one-half-mile swim, 18- 
mile bike and 4-mile run sections. 

"It's competitive," said Kari Schultz, 
race co-coordinator and director of stu- 
dent life & activities at Southern. 

While Beardsley regulariy trains 
mornings and evenings 4-5 days a week 
to get ready for the event, she doesn't do 
it for the trophies. She does it for the 
exercise and tiie love of the sport. 

"I just want to do well enough to beat 
my personal best," Beardsley said. 

And this year she recruited a friend 
— fellow senior elementary education 
major MaryAnn Bostrom. 

"What's neat about this stuff is that 
it's addicting and being around others 
who do it makes it contagious," 


Campus News 

Current Events 







Page 12 






Life is an end in itself, and 
the only question as to 
whether it is worth living is 
whether you have enough 
of it. 

-Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. 


Thursday, September 23, 2004 

Bike accident 

rnntinued from P.l 

three afternoon classes. The 
rest of her classes have been divid- 
ed among the teachers in the 
physical education department. 

This is Sloan's fourth year as a 
member of Southem'sfacuIty.She 
teaches eight classes, including 
tenms, drugs and society, fitness 
for Me, and introduction to camp- 

Sloan said the accident just 
reinforced the importance of bike 
safety, especially helmets. 

"Wear a helmet with a visor. If 
your helmet is old, update it. Save 
your face." 

SA starts 



SA Senate election results 

a^ m^smmz m^=f>* 

1 Gabriel Johnson 100/0 

2 James Reynaert 

3 Pierre Monice 

6 Robert Mejns 

7 Hugo Medez 
II Brittany Kopp 

14 Maria Lopez 

15 Ansley Howe 
ig Melissa Taylor 

22 David Banner 

23 Sarah Postler 

Total Votes: 158 











Information compiled by P°" Canlrell 

Ashley Coble 

The Student Association has 
begun a prayer initiative this 
year, hoping to Ijringgrcater spir- 
itualily to the campus. II will con- 
tinue Ihroughout the .school year 
until each student at Southern 
Adventisl University has been 
prayed for. 

"We want to .show the students 
that wc arc making a positive 
effort to create spirituality on 
campus," said Trevor Fulmcr, 
Student Association communica- 
tions director. 

Each officer in the Student 
Association is assigned five differ- 
ent students each week. 

"it's .so special when people 
you don't even know pray specifi- 
cally for you," said Sharon Rlio, 
Southern Adventisl University 

Meet the Firms 
on campus today 

e because 

Looking for an internship oi 
way to meet with prospect! 
employers? Look no m( 
Meet the Finrn is back. 

This semester's career fair is 
today from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the 
Collegedale Church Fellowship 
Hall, and will be connecting stu- 
dents and professionals. 

"It's a great way to make con- 
tacts," said Tim Putt, a senior 
graphic design major. "I went there 
knowing wliat 

Meet the Firms 
lo cat 1 n^e tails 

What: Meet the Finns 
Who; 35 business from 
across the United States 
Where: Collegedale Church 
fellowship hall 
When: Today, 2 p.m.- 5 P-m- 

information technology, media - 
communications, and business 

"Its purpose is to bring our stu- 
expect and I dents and firms together and help 

found a future employer." foster our internship program," 

Putt finished his internship at said Janita Herod, office manager 

Adventist Health System in of the School of Journalism & 

Orlando, Fl., last August, and will Communication. 

be working there full time as a The fair was origmally started by 

graphic designer starting in Don Van Omam, dean of the 

January 2005. School of Business and 

Tlie fair brings togetlier 35 busi- Management Van Omam tried 

nesses from across the United this program at La Sierra 

States i 

; like healtli 1 

The Southern Accent 

Brian Uiurllzcn 


McUlssa MarnclUc Rnchcl Day 

Matthew Jonctzko Timothy Hopse 

Universityand decided to try ithere 
at Southern since there were few 
options to connect students with 

raething that 
Dne place, then 
another area," 

"If you try 
proves successful i 
it's logical to tiy it 
Van Omam said. 

Faculty, like Linda Marlowe in 
the School of Nursing, said this is a 
great opportunity for students. 

"I can't say enough good about 

TV Studio production class 
videotapes Week of Prayer 

The School of Journalism 
and Communication's TV 
Studio Production class profes- 
sionally videotaped and edited 
VJeek of Prayer for DVD distri- 
bution by the Adventist 

"It's the kind 
of production 

Delafield, producer of the | 
Adventist Preaching s 
Delafield has worked with both I 
Ruf and the Dean of the School I 
of Journalism, Dr. Volkerl 
Henning, and knew Southern I 
had both the skill and equip- 1 

ment to work t 

Price: $24.s 

you might see at 
a football game 
on ESPN or at 
an awards cere- 
mony on Oscar 
night," said 
Stephen Ruf, 
professor of the TV production 

The class got the opportuni- 
ty to work on the project after 
Ruf talked to Bernadine 

Karl Haffner's 
Week of Prayer DVD 

Release: January 2005 

such a project I 

"I have a lot 

of confidence in 

Justin Janctzko 

Andrew Bcrmudca 

Downtown Chattanooga flooding 

■'""^y'lf-oU KcUon HuditU, left 
1 the leftover Oood 
' church 

r Karol 8 wade Fndav 
s from Tropical Storm Ivan 
rofGreemiood Ave and E 

ing departmeD 
at Southern,' | 
Delafield said. 

working on till 
production aie 
also enthusias- 
tic about tbe 
"It's thrilling to be doini| 
something you've dreamed 
doing for the rest of your li 
said Maranatha Hay, a soph»-| 
more broadcast journ: 
major. "It pushes us to pro(l«a| 
something ivith professionil| 

The net\vork will be 
this production, which f 
Karl Haffner, as part of tS"! 
Adventist Preaching series ^| 
outstanding Adventist pre« 
ers. The DVDs will also ind* 
an interview with the s 
and a bonus feature i 


menting the preacbers^ 
mon. Delafield said the seni 
a good resource for pasto'' J 
mSia-church districts totr»^l 
not be able to visit each cM | 

everv Sabbath. 

"These DVDs are m' _ 
good for the Adventist bo">l 
but for the Adventist charc» 

well," Delafield said. 

Thursday, September 23, 2004 


New promotional DVD for School 
of Visual Art & Design 

The Southern Accent 3 

It's creative It s interactive 
It's better than getting a new 
The new promotional 
I DVD for the School of Visual 
Art & Design will help bring 
I new faces to the campus 

"Since the new DVD has 

me out there has been a 
heightened sense of enthusi 
a'-m and interest from potential 
sludents that the Art 
Department has not seen 
before," said Jason Dunkel, 
assistant director of enrollment 

The DVD, which was pro- 
duced by students and faculty 
from the art department, con- 
tains interactive graphics for 
each area of study within the 
department, along with com- 
mentary from various art pro- 
fessors and faculty explaining 
what sets Southern's program 
fepart from other universities. 
yisuaJ examples included on 

i DVD range from short film 
lips and character animations, 
Eo paintings and computer 

Campus Safety settles 
into new location 

"An interactive DVD is the 
best approach we've found to 
reach students," said Wavne 
Hazen, dean of the School of 
Visual Art & Design. 

Hazen plans to visit about 
60 schools throughout the 
United States this year along 
with Nathan Pizar, office man- 
ager for the School of Visual Art 
& Design. 

"When we visit schools, we 
hand the DVD's out to anyone 
that wants them, not just those 
interested in art, because if the 

students like what they see they 
will show their friends," Hazen 

Two promotional DVD's for 
the School of Visual Art & 
Design have been produced 
smce 2001 and Nick Uvanos, 
junior film major, said the third 
DVD is, "better than ever!" 

Besides encouraging 

increases in enrollment, the 
new DVD also helps to promote 
art and education in a Christian 
environment, which, Hazen 
said, "is our ultimate goal." 

few Web portal offers convenience 

w Southern Adventist 
jJniversity Web portal is now 
pn campus, offering more 

convenience and the 
V online Joker. 

isier for students and 
said Stanley 

n, professor in the 
Social work & family studies 
department. "Also, you can do 
a lot more stuff in the Web por- 
tal than ever before." 

'Ihe new site offers a con- 
venient place for students, fac- 
ult> and staff to manage things 
like grades, convocation atten- 
dance, class schedules, test 
scores, degree information, 
evaluations, e-mail and time- 
cards as well as access the new 
PeopU- finder. 

■ Since June 2004, the V^'eb 
3rtal and Joker staff have 
Jen working to update the 
te, adding n 

make it easier for students to 
check their account informa- 

"It's been stressful due to the 
long hours we have all put in to 
make it a better service," said 
Herdy Moniyung, associate 
director for information pro- 
cessing. "It's still a work in 
progress, yet we're trying to 
accommodate everybody's 

Some students said they find 
the new site, especially the peo- 
ple finder, more helpful. 

"It's easy to understand and 
you can access it firom any- 
where," said Kevin Bamhurst, 
a sophomore social work 

Others disagree. 

"Although the Web site 
looks elegant and exquisite it s 
not as effective as tiie Web site 
prior to this," said Garnell 
Rahming, a junior nursmg 
major. "The old basic engine 
was more efficient and vou 

had more options to choose 

Moniyung said they are 
already working on the future 

"Our next addition to the 
new Web portal is having par- 
ents access the Web portals so 
they could pay online and view 
their children's grades," he 
said. Future updates will 
also include more accessibility 
to thmgs like campus charges, 
said Henry Hicks, executive 
director for information sys- 

Basically, Hicks said, the 
new Web portal is designed to 
be "an integrated, up-to-date 
system to simplify our lives." 

With roach-infested files, 
cramped spaces, and leaky 
ceilings behind them, 
Campus Safety is grateful for 
their move from the bottom 
floor of Lynn Wood Hall to 
the newly renovated Campus 
Services building. 

The old building was 
bombarded with roaches, foul 
odors, and other crawling 
creatures. Plus there would 
be leaks when it rained," 
Campus Safety Director 
Eddie Avant said. "Students 
seem very pleased with the 
move, especially the work- 
Though asked to move six 
years ago, Avant decided 
I Campus Safety should stay in 
' the center of campus so stu- 
dents could easily buy park- 
, ing permits or appeal tickets. 
I But convenience for stu- 
' dents came at a price for 
j workers, said Campus Safety 
Officer Kenyon Moon. 

"When we were in the old 
building, there would be four 
phone conversations, some- 
one talking at the front desk, 
and computers beeping, all in 
one or two rooms; it was 
insane," Moon said. 

With the development of 
on-line access to parking per- 
mits and ticket appeals, stu- 
dents can now manage park- 
ing without even leaving their 
dorm rooms. Though they 
had planned to move this 
summer, a fire in Lynn Wood 
Hall rushed the process last 
February. They have since 
completed their move. 

The Campus Services 
building provides office and 
storage space, meeting rooms 
for planning and training, a 
kitchen, and a waiting area by 
the front desk. 

But the extra space only 
means extra steps to some 

4ost popular uses for the new Web portal 

Register and Add/Drop classes 

Check grades and GPA 

Check convocation attendance 

Check time card 

Check test scores and SAT/ ACT 

Check class schedule 

Print booklist 
J Links to eclass and library' Web pages 

E| Faculty evaluation 

Pl^_£l2^^cial Aid information 

Braving Tropical Storm Ivan 

promenade Thursday aHernoon. 

: ^ "'*ii~' 

Photo by Charyl Full 
Paula Gardner walks past the 
Campus Services building 
Wednesday afternoon. The 
newly renovated building now 
houses Campus Safety and the 
Audio- Visual Department 

students like freshman busi- 
ness major David Swatzell. 

"It's in a very inconvenient 
location in the back of cam- 
pus, but the building is nice," 
Swatzell said. 

Campus Safety Office 
Manager Mindi Walters 
hopes students will find their 
visit worth the walk. 

"The old building wasn't 
professional. It didn't have a 
lobby, so students had to wait 
outside," Walters said. "This 
gives us the space we need- 

The Joker 
are coming 

This Saturday night, 
September 25th 2004, the 
Student Association will be 
holding the Joker Olympics. 
The Joker Olympics is a 
chance for students to join a 
country and compete for 
Gold, Silver, and Bronze 
medals in a variety of events. 
Countries such as The Middle 
of Nowhere and The Kingdom 
of Far Far Away will go head 
to head in events like Sumo 
Wrestling, Boxing, 

Cannonball Competition, and 
Tug of War. All are invited to 
participate in the events or 
just come and enjoy the show. 
If interested, contact the SA 
Office at 236-2447 or 236- 
2723 for more information. 
Some snack food will be pro- 
vided. The opening ceremony 
will begin at 9 p.m. and will 
end around 11:30 p.m. Come 
and enjoy this historic event. 

Thursday, September 23, 

4 The Southern Accent 




CBS apologizes 


Within the next few days, CBS 
News expects to name an inde- 
pendent pane! of experts to scru- 
tinize its reporting of President 
Bush's National Guard service 
after its defenses for airing the 
explosive stoiy crumbled. 

Eleven days after questions 
surfaced about Dan Rather's "60 
Minutes" report, the networli 
apologized Monday and said it 
could not vouch for the authen- 
ticity of documenLs impugning 
the presidcnl's guard service, "I 
want to say, personally and 
directly, I'm sony," a subdued 
Rather said Monday on the "CBS 
Evening News," 

II wiis liii[iil)lin(; for a news 
ilivi'.ioii ll);il nricL- rilled televi- 
^inn, I'll TV:; pic-cminent news- 
iM,if.',;i/inc;iiiil lor Rather himself, 
;il ■;;.' ;ilir;ulv ■.IniKgling against 
liidini-', I :ilini.',>.;iri([ influence. Now 
niSi)(icii;. ii;, (Iniir^; lo iin out.side 
p;nM'||h;il wilhi.ssiKiil'lanu'. 

Ihr iillnilum lliis slniy has 
received, lor eiiuj, culiecled, inde- 
pendent voices of unchallenged 
integrity to examine the process," 
CBS News President Andrew 
I leyward said. 

The White House said the 
offair raises questions about the 
connection between CBS's 
source, retired Texas ational 
Giiurd member Bill Burkclt, and 
tlie Kcny cnmpuign. 

Kerry adviser Joe Loekliurt 
said ho had spoken to Burkett at 
the request of Maiy Mapes, pro- 
ducer for the story. But Lockliart 
said he did not recall speaking 
about the National Guard to 
Burkett, and ended the call after 
taking a few minutes of campaign 

Burkett, who did not respond 
lo roqucsls for comment from 

CBS Evening News Anchor Dan 
Itothcr speaiis on his Monday 
ncwH broadcast about the con- 
troversy surrounding documents 
used in a slory questioning 
President Bush's National Guard 
Service. CBS News apologized 
Monday for a "mistake in judg- 
ment" in its story, claiming it 
was misled by the source of doc- 
uments that several experts have 
dismissed as fakes. 

The Associated Press, told USA 
Today that he had agreed to turn 
over the documents to CBS if the 
network would help arrange a 
conversation with the Kerry cam- 
paign. CBS admitted giving 
Burkett's number to the cam- 
paign, but said it was not part of 
any deal. 

Burkett admitted, this week- 
end to CBS that he lied about 
obtaining the documents from 
anotlier former National Guard 
member, the network said. CBS 
hasn't been able to conclusively 
tell bow he got them or even defi- 
nitely tell whether they're fakes. 
But tlie network has given up try- 
ing to defend them. 

"Based on what we now know, 
CBS News cannot prove that the 
documents are authentic, which 
is the only acceptable journalistic 
standard to justiiy using them in 
the reiJort," Heyward said. "We 
should not have used them." 

Illinois Secretary of State Security guards, right, check vistor's identification at the north entrance of the I 
Illinois State Capitol building Tuesday after an unarmed security guard was shot and killed Monday just f 
inside the north entrance. The flowers were brought as a memorial by a capitol complex worker andsf 
near the spot where the guard was shot. 

Illinois Capital guard murderedl 


Police scoured the city for a 24- 
year-old man accused of marching 
into the state capitol, gunning 
down an unarmed security guard 
and fleeing. 

Just as elusive was the motive 
for the crime. 

"We have no idea why he came 
here and did this," said Col, I-any 
Schmidt, chief deputy director of 
the Secretar)' of State's police force. 

Police identified the suspect as 
Derek W. Potts and the Sangamon 
County state's attorney's office 
obtained an arrest warrant 
Monday night accusmg Potts of 
murder, burglary and more. 

Police said they know of no con- 

nection between Potts and his 
alleged victim, 51-year-old WiUiam 
Wozniak. Wozniak, who had 
worked at the Capitol for iS years, 
died m a hospital operating room 
shortly after the 1:38 p.m. shooting, 
Schmidt said. 

Schmidt said Potts apparently 
drove up to the Capitol's main 
entrance, walked m and shot the 
guard once m the chest. Then he 
left, stowed his weapon in his trunk 
and drove off with his tires squeal- 
ing and witnesses shouting for 

Police urged residents of the 
capital city of 112,000 to be cau- 

Securitywas tightened at nearby 

schools, and police said studen! 
near the Capitol who usually w 
home alone were given escorts.Tl 
Capitol was locked down for af 
an hour after the shooting. 

When it reopened, \Tsitoi 
required to sign in and out, 1 
state pohce in military-style ; 
uniforms patrolled the groun 
Secretary of State Jesse White si 
more security precautions 
be hi place Tuesday. 

The Legislature was not i 
sion. Gov. Rod Blagojevich w 
in Springfield at the tim 
returned later to talk aboai ft 
shooting, expressmg sjiopath; 
the victim's family and calling*] 
tighter security. 

»™!?'^^'^ hostage beheaded by insurgent 

A »e„io. lra,i official ™d Z^^ZTuiZT^ 

Wednesd,^ U,a, a decision had Aul sa^JI,. X ^ iZt 

quickly ,0 squelch the idea C ^^-^ »^de ,„ release one 

detainees are let r f'T"''' '°""*''S the tvvo 

After fte U S Emb-vssv in r ■ '°f '^'^ '"°™ ^ "Dr. 

Bagdad said there'iTe no ST inTi "''"■ ^*™'" ^^ 

'-eaiat, release of elthe, of HZ:^fZS^:^^ 


He said the review process 
had nothmg to do with the cur- 
rent hostage situation and had 
started weeks ago in Iraq. 
. "We have not been negotiat- 
mg and we ivill not negotiate 
with terrorists on the release of 
hostages," he said ma telephone 
uiteiMew fi-om New York. "No 
release take., place unless I 
authorize it." 

. {^'^'f'Pta'edbodywasfound 
m Baghdad on Wednesday. The 
fc-^y°f hostage Jack HeosleJ 
said ithad received confirmation 

that the body was Hensley, 
whose slaying was announced a 
day earlier by the al-Qaida- 
Unked mihtant group loyal to 
Jordanian terror mastermind 
Abu Musab al-Zarqa™. 

U.S. aircraft and tanks 
attacked rebel positions in 
Baghdad's Sadr Qty slum, kiffing 
10 people and wounding 92. 
Suicide attackers set off two car 
bombs m Baghdad, one of them 
Idllmg sbi people. The second, in 
the upscale district of Mansur, 
wounded four U.S. soldiers and 
two Iraqis. 

Hensley family mei.». 
C<,clu-an,lefttor.ght,G. I 

Harley, CoUcen Cole »"°^ 
daughter, Chelsea, 14. ^ 
eaehoUaer as family f^ 
son Jake Haley, ootP-^^l 
talks to members ot 
in front of the home «^^ 
American hostage J^,. 

Thussday, September 23, 2004 

Current Events 

The Southern Accent 5 

Bush addr esses United Natio ns | Palestinian terrorist strike 


President Bush delivered an 
unapologetic defense of his 
decision to invade Iraq, telhng 
. the United Nations Tuesday 
that his decision "helped to 
deliver the Iraqi people from 
an outlaw dictator " Later, 
Bush condemned the behead- 
ing of a U S hostage by an 
Islamic militant. 

Bush's speech to the U.N. 
General Assembly, running 
just 24 minutes, appealed to 
the world community to join 
together in supporting the new 
Iraqi interim government. He 
included an appeal for intensi- 
fving the global war against 
terrorism and for focusing 
energies on humanitarian mis- 
sions, from helping to end the 
bloody violence in Sudan to 
combating AIDS in Africa. 

Two years after he told the 
world body that Iraq was a 
"grave and gathering danger" 
and challenged delegates to 
live up to their responsibility, 
Bush strongly defended his 
decision to lead a coalition 
that overthrew Saddam 
Hussein's regime without the 
blessings of the U.N. Security 

He spoke shortly after U.N. 
Secretary-General Kofi Annan 
opened the 191-nation gather- 
ing with a warning that the 
"rule of law" is at risk around 
the world. Annan last week 
asserted that the U.S.-led inva- 
sion of Iraq "was illegal" 
because it lacked such Security 
Council approval. 

"No one is above the law," 

President Bush, i 

Nirmala, the Supei 

sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly i^ N^w^York ' 

Annan said. He condemned 
the taking and killing of 
hostages in Iraq, but also said 
Iraqi prisoners had been dis- 
gracefully abused, an implicit 
criticism of the U.S. treatment 
of detainees at Abu Ghraib 
prison near Baghdad. 

Bush, meeting with the 
interim Iraq leader after the 
session, condemned the 
beheading this week of U.S. 
hostage Eugene Armstrong. 
The CIA has determined that 
the voice on a tape of the 
beheading was Islamic mili- 
tant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi 
and that al-Zarqawi was likely 
the person who did the 

"We all stand in solidarity 
with the (remaining) 
American that is now being 
held captive," Bush said. 

Bush told a subdued U.N. 

session that terronsts believe 
that "suicide and murder are 
justified ...And they act on 
their beliefs." He cited recent 
terror acts, including the death 
of children earher this month 
in their Russian school house 

"The Russian children did 
nothing to deserve such awful 
suffering and fright and 
death," the president said 

Bush reached out to the 
international organization to 
help with the reconstruction of 
Iraq, noting that the prime 
minister of Iraq's interim gov- 
ernment Ayad Allawi was 
among those attending the 

"The U.N. and its member 
nations must respond to Prime 
Minister Allawi's request and 
do more to help build an Iraq 
that is secure, democratic, fed- 
eral and free," he said. 

GA2A Cny. Gaza Cnr (AP) 

Hamas on Tuesday threat- 
ened to attack Israel with a sui- 
cide bombing in retaliation for 
Israel's latest airstrike in Gaza, 
which killed two militants from 
I the violent Islamic group. 

An Israeli helicopter fired a 
missile at a vehicle in Gaza City 
at nightfall Monday, incinerat- 
ing the car and killing the two 
Hamas men instantly. Israel 
charged that the men were 
going to fire rockets. 

Israel is planning to with- 
draw its soldiers and dismantle 
all 21 Jewish settlements in 
Gaza ne.\-t year, and analysts 
predict escalating violence as 
the pullout approaches. 

Palestinian militants are 
trying to show that they are 
ejecting the Israelis b\ force, 
while Israel is just as deter- 
mined to hit the militants and 
demonstrate that it would not 

tolerate attacks after the with- 

The military released a 
statement saying the two 
Hamas militants it killed "were 
on their way to launch Qassam 
rockets at Israeli targets." It 
said they were "senior" Hamas 
figures from the Boureij 
refugee camp in central Gaza. 

The target in the Monday 
strike was a small four-wheel- 
drive vehicle with official 
Palestinian Authority license 
plates, witnesses said. 
Bystanders pulled the two bod- 
ies, badly burned, from the 
smoking wreck. 

Hospital officials said eight 
people were wounded, one 
seriously Two of the less sen 
ously injured were children, 
they said Palestinian secuntv 
officials said the two dead were 
midlevel Hamas operatives 
from the southern Gaza Strip 

Ivan destroys floating home 


shores of Pensacola. 

Jim Hegman's entire for- If a man's house is his cas- 

tune and future were tied up tie, Hegman's Tayana 37 was a 

in his home: A 37-foot sail- floating palace _ its gleaming 

boat he restored with his own teakwood deck sanded and 

hands ^nd Ined m off the shined a kitchen cabmet he 

built over the sink below, a 
tower he constructed for the 
radar and wind generator. 

Where other men carry 
photos of wives and kids in 
their wallets, Hegman dis- 
plays one of his boat. "It used 
to be a beautiful thing," he 
said, standing before the ruins 
of his home, left with only a 
pickup truck bed to sleep 


tokens of the past. 

"What do you move on to?" 
the 50-year-old sailor asked. 

Three days after Ivan cut a 
path of destruction across the 
Gulf Coast, thousands were 
struggling with the same 

There are the tangible loss- 
es: No water for showers. No 
power for cooking. No gas to 

get a 



s on the tailgate of his pickup truck, next to his sail- 
Coda" Friday afternoon in the Fcrdido Key area of 
Coda" was destroyed bv Hurricane Ivan when it blew 
isacola area late Wednesday night and early Thursday 
an. ivhosc boat was not insured, rode out the storm 

And there is something far 
less visible but just as palpa- 
ble: The uncertainty of what 
comes next and how to begin 
5tartiij^,.ov^r._^ ^^ ^.^.^, .^ ^ _ ^ ,^ 

drop back to $700 per child, 
lawmakers And married couples are 

; close to secur- scheduled to lose some of the 

ing passage of legislation to tax breaks that offset the so- 

extend three popular middle- called marriage penalty, which 

class tax cuts, handing causes some couples to pay 

President Bush a major victory higher taxes than they would if 

just weeks before the election. they were single. 

Republican leaders have put Senate Finance Committee 
forward an ambitious schedule Chairman Charles Grassley, R- 
that would have the legislation Iowa, who is chairing the con- 
approved by a joint House- ference committee, said a vari- 
Senate conference committee ety of details still have to be 
on Tuesday and then come up worked out, such as how long 
for final passage in the House the extension will last. Some 
I and Senate later this week. GOP members favor five years. 

Pressure is rising on law- Others argue that a four-year 
makers to act because if extension would be preferable 
Congress does not approve to link the fate ofthe tax cuts for 
extensions of the tax relief the middle class with a 2008 
measures before it adjourns, expiration date for tax cuts on 
three of the most popular parts dividends and capital gains, 
of President Bush's tax cut pro- which primarily benefit the 
gram would expire at the end of wealthy, 
this year. Senate Democrats and some 
The bottom lo percent tax moderate Republicans had ini- 
bracket would shrink, which tially argued for a shorter two- 
would cause income taxes to year extension of the expiring 
rise for virtually all individual tax breaks and insisted that the 
taxpayers. revenue lost should be offset in 
The child tax credit, current- light of the government's 
IV 'at $l,tjtfd.'is sdifediiled to exploding bti'd^ef'def^cits: - 


Thursday, September isTao^ 

Maranatha Hay 
Lifestyles Editor 



^ The extreme makeover that won't sag 

and improved person implant is about 15 years after 
makes fteir Zy baclc to their which deflati^on "^ H,Hen,n. 

tuck and a Braziiian butt lift, 

they really change their look! 
In 2002, Americans under- In preparation for the 
went 6 9 million cosmetic pro- extreme makeover, the indjvid- 

cedures. Today, most are not ual has to go through a ngorous lor me "'^ '"'=^ '^ ■^" " ,^ ^ ^^ji „orth it? I'll let 
,„_.ructive purposes, program^whe.^they — --, ^ , -f ^^^^Zl^ 

with Surgeon whose work will 

rometowB to present them- can occur. Eventually, these 
seTe^ to family and loved ones type of procedures must be 
for the "big reveal." A lot of retouched. 

but for those who simply want try to lose weight and buUd up follows 

to look better, feel good about their muscles. Then, after sev- amazmg transformation 

] what? They go c 

their new lives— some get a 

themselves, and, yes, finally eral surgeries and procedures, 

attract the ODDOsite sex. the new and improved person 

The ^rtelevision show begins to emerge. Tossing the ond chance at romance, others 

"Extreme Makeover" takes the glasses, sporting their dazzling get 

most unattractive, most unhap- teeth, complimented by flaw- 

py-with-their-looks people, and less skin and new body, they 

gives them not just new clothes move on to look for a new 

and new hair, but a new face wardrobe, a new hairdo-a 

and body. From eyelifls and totally new look- 
laser eye surgery to a tummy 

Big Debbie: who is she? 

attention, while oth- 
vied. One contestant, 
Stacey Hoffman, 32, had 
$18,000 worth of liposuction 
done, brow- and eye-lifts, 
Botox injections, and dental 
At'the end of the show, the work. After being home a while, 

she had to change jobs because start" is 
her co-workers became resent- preparatii 
ful of her new look. Sadly, the 
future is inevitable: their wrin- 

deteriorate. He said, "Behold, I 
nake all things new" 



Lei me clarify something; this kles will return, their teeth turn 

is not just a dating advice column! 
I know what you might be Lets explore the other facets of 


thinking, ..what kind of parent 
would name their child Big 
Debbie? Don't fret; it is not my 
real name, it Is a pseudonym. 
Throughout the duration of this 
column, my identity will bo kept a 
complete secret. However, in 
order for us to feel like we've got- 
ten acquainted (which is very 
important to me) know that I 

human life together, shall we? 

Dear Big Debbie, 

How should I react to the 
•xcessive pubUc display of affec- 
ion outside of Thatcher every 

-Shifty-Eyed Suzie 

their breasts and der- 
; may sag again. For exam- 
the lifespan of a breast 

Revelation 21:5. 
preparing an 
makeover, but a gionous 
makeover for all of us. 

Physically and spiritually 
God wants to give us a new 
start, Uterally. The phrase "new 
acronym for the 
God wants us to 
take though good Nutrition, 
Exercise, Water, Sunshine, 
Temperance, fresh Air, some 
Rest, and most important, 
Trusting in Him. 

Dear Shifty-Eyed Suzie, 

What an interesting, yet perti- 
I, quick talkers, and nent question. I sometimes won- 
along with whole der where my gaze should fall 
milk fur brc' when walking back to the dorm 

linj^piirioftliiscotiimn because everywhere you look 
iis ilic iiMilci, li;ivf iiii tliere's a couple carrying on. Ifeel 
\ In itiiiiriliiiif. i>,\riy like a creepy person when I see 
them, but I'm not tiying to "eaves- 
drop." We must remember to be 
kind, they're all in love and oblivi 

Tlu' (■ 

or two to write nbonl. Submit as 
many questions as you want, per- 
haps one of them will be pub- 

We've ah^idy mentioned that 

I have two suggestions for 
If you have to go through the 

my identity will be a secret. Yours entiTince, look down. If you look 

will be also. I will never shai-e any at the groimd in front of you, 

iliusiumswitiianyoneelse.orseU chances are you won't see imy- 

iIhtii It,, ii liigh price. Keep the tiling tiiat surprises you. On tiie 

(liusiK.iis rml. Also, in order for otlier hand, you can bypass it alto- 

Uiis lu Ijc absolutely anonymous, getlier by coming in thixiugh Uie 

please remember to include a east entrance. It is located on the 

pseudonyni. For example, "Lonely side closest to Hickman, but I can 

and pitiful or'TipsyinTalge."E- vouch for it. I've only seen two 

Michelle Tumes coming to Southern 

D courtesy of 

n^rform.s at Hes PE Center on 

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and expanded for the son.. ,,„,'j.. ^ ™ .^""Ps have Freshman Andrea Holczer 

Jacki Souza 

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■ "I miss that connection with ^^'"'™ Station, and many 


of the week 

Why should Ken 
Rogers be 
Southern's future 

'His sense of 
business, his 
attention to 
detail, and his 
ability to connect 
with the little 
man. He would 
make a great president of the 
United States, I mean- 


set. In uncertain 
times you want 


"Because he's 
funny and deals 
well with stu- 


Thursday, September 23, 2004 

The Southern Accent 7 

Andrew Bermudez 
Opinion Editor 


Walla Wal la where? Make the best of things 

Have you ever been in a con- 
\ersation vrith a non-Adventist, 
and you are oh-so-happy to 
inform them that you are an 
Adventist, but only get a blank 
look in return? If you do get a 
response, it's usually something 
like, "Southern WHAT 
University?" or, "Aren't you relat- 
ed to the Mormons?" My favorite 
one happened when I was on a 
plane ready to taxi for takeoff. I 
was engaged in a pleasant conver- 
satK >n with the lady sitting next to 
nie, when she asked me what reli- 
gion I was. I told her I was a 
Seventh-day Adventist Christian 
and she gave me a puzzled look. 
An awkward silence reigned for a 
few seconds. Finally she said, 
'Aren't you those guys from 
Waco?" Well, at least she was 

So why is it that we Adventists 
are often confused with polyga- 
mists and gun-toting extremists? 
Is it because we dress funny? 
Maybe people are confused about 
Southern's mustard poUcy? Or 

maybe it's because we rarely tell 
anyone who we are and what we I 
believe. Don't get me wrong, I'm 
not advising you to run to the I 
nearest person in Wal-Mart and ' 
say, "I'm SDA! I keep the i 
Sabbath! You should be vegetari- I 
an!" But here are some questions | 
to think about: Do my friends j 
back home know what I am? Can ; 
people tell I am a Christian by the ' 
wayIactinpubIic,notjustatves- ' 
pers? Could I really tell someone I 
about what I beUeve? After all, ( 
convictions define character. 

A friend of mine told me a joke 
she heard from a non-Adventist. 
Everyone is enjoying themselves 
in heaven, laughing, joking and 
rejoicing. Hugs are given; tears 
are shed. All of a sudden, some- j 
one notices a concrete building in 
the middle of heaven. "What's 
that?" they ask. "Oh, those are the | 
Adventists," came the reply. 
"They think they're the only ones 

Joke intended, but point 
made. Let's Uve our faith because, 
after all, we're not "the only ones 
here." God Bless ~ Doc Lucio 

m not sure I'd have a brain. 

I took a class here over th 

summer, and during the 

moments, because there are 
none. But I can enjoy the little 

We've gone through only month of August, it felt like I I can smile at people while 

fourweeksofschool; doesn't it had a lot of homework to do. walking on the Promenade, 

feel like longer? Now I'm wistfully sighing for acknowledging the common 

We've all (hopefully) mem- those carefree days of bond we share as students. Too 

orized our schedules and set- SmartStart when I had so often my smiles aren't 

tied into the motions of every- much free time. returned, but it makes me feel 

day life. I know I have. _ better just to smile. I can 
Going to class and work is ToO often my SmileS aren't meet someone new at lunch 

effort "^Tf/ conscious returned, but it makes me °' ^ "^l'^ 7^ ^^"^' ^"'^ 

ettort - It s now habit. r i l ■ -i ^^™^ ^°^^ ^^^ minutes we 

I've started waking up leel better JUSt tO Smile. have to talk together, 

just before my alarm Everything is more fun wth 

clock. I can remember which And they tell me it will only friends. Or if I'm alone, even 

classes are on which days at get worse. something as simple as the 

which times. I can tell you That's not something I'm sunshine on the flowers can 

exactly how many minutes it looking forward to, but then make my day a little brighter, 

takes me to walk from again, I don't have time to con- I could lament over the time 

Thatcher to Brock Hall, and sider anything beyond the next I wish I had, and complain 

about how long it will take me couple of days. about the endless amounts of 

to get through the cafeteria It's starting to feel like homework, or I could enjoy 

lunch line. everything is going a little too those tiny sparkling moments 

Of course, with classes and quickly. Sure, classes drag on that turn an average day into 

homework comes stress. And forever, but when the end of an awesome day. I think God 

more stress. Every class piles the day comes and I'm drifting sends those times to show us 

on the homework, and my off to sleep, I wonder if I've what life is really about, 

brain is working hard to keep lived as fully as I could have. Those little moments are the 

up. If it weren't for my many I'm discovering that I don't keys to sta>'ing sane. But the 

brightly-colored sticky notes, have time to enjoy the long sticky notes really help too. 

Head to head: left vs. right 

Fhp-flopper-in-Chief: Episode 2— The List 

Last week I made the claim that President 
Bush flip-flops "more frequently and mth 
graver consequences" than Senator Kerry. 
Today. I back up my claim ^vith my "Top Five 
C,.^< -r-e W. Bush Flip-flops:" 

1 Department of Homeland Security: It's I tn believe, I know, but President Bush 
' ■'''■ 'Opposed the creation of the Department of 
Hn[iiekind Security. According to then White 
Huiisf Press Secretary, An Fleischer, a DHS 
■■'l.ii-sn't solve anything." [Ari Fleischer, 

Hut in the wake of 9-11, President 
iiu-h had to at least give the appear- 
■tir ■■ rjt being a strong and decisive 
I'' I'T. so he changed his mind and 
<■ i\-.! I i.'ij it anvway, sa\Tng a DHS would 
^1.-1 lire the homeland of America and 
pri iii/ci the American people. 
[Pr-Md(;nt Bush, 6/6/02] 

.; Social Security Surplus Funds: 
President Bush once promised not to 
";='-' my of the Social Security surplus 
"irnis saving, "^e're going to keep the promise 
<jf "^'icial Security and keep the government 
from raiding the Social Security surplus." 
H'r.-ident Bush, 3/3/01] 

I h.; very next year, he broke that promise 
. and used Social Security surplus money to fiind 
go^'emment programs in every year through 
2013. This flip-flop "ultimately [diverted] more 
*^ SM trillion in Social Securit)' funds to 
other purposes." [New York Times, 2/6/02] 

3 9-U Conunission: In May, 2002, Bush 

Most Americans, though, wanted such i 

1 September, 2002, the presi- 
dent decided to support its creation. [CBS, ABC 
News; New York Times.] 

4. Campaign Finance Reform: During the 
2000 Republican Presidential Primary, one of 
then Governor Bush's greatest disagreements 
with Senator John McCain was the issue of 
campaign finance reform. Gov. Bush opposed 
the McCain-FeingoId campaign finance reform 
bill being debated in Congress. He called it an 
"infringement on free e.xpression." 

[Washington Post, 3/28/2000] 

Almost two years to the day later 
President Bush discovered that cam- 
paign finance reform was an issue 
that the majority' of Americans sup- 
ported, so he completely reversed his 
position on the McCain- Feingold 
bill. "[T]hisbill improves the current 
system of financing for Federal cam- 
paigns, and therefore I have signed it 
into law." [President Bush, 


5. Osama bin Laden: The most important 
thing is to find Osama bin Laden. Ifs our 
Number One priority. We will not rest until we 
have found him." [President Bush, 9/16/01.] 

Turns out Osama bin Laden was an accom- 
plished hider and as President Bush was drum- 
ming up support for his Iraq war he casually 
dismissed the fact that bin Uden was still at 
large saying, "I don't know where he is. You 
know I just dont spend that much tune on 
him. .1 tndy am not that concerned about hmi. 
rpresident Bosh, 3/13/02] 

It seems to me President Bush is awfiilly 

- ^ „„, tht> cneck in Senator Kerry's 

busy pomtmg out me spwj^ ui 

eye while ignoring the plank in his "wn 

Day to day: A different s tory - Part Two 

Last week, 
John Kerry's 

regarding the war in Iraq. This week, I'd 
like to take a brief look at a few more of his 
waffling tendencies, regarding issues that 
could affect you, my enlightened reader. 

Some of the biggest squalls in the polit 

took a look at a few of Apparendy Kerry changed his mind on 
Te notable indecisions what "real tools" for our government are, 
I'm not sure if any of you are married, 
or how many of you plan to be married at 
some point, but tlie subject of marriage 
and the "responsibilities" that come with 
it have also been addressed (and re- 
lately have been over the Patriot addressed) by Senator Kerry. In October, 
bill that allows law enforcement 2003, Kerry said, "Howard Dean and 

better combat terrorism. It Gephardt 
allows government agencies like the FBI penalty back 
and CIA to set up stricter surveil- ried 

lance on suspected terrorists. On 
October 25, 2001, the Patriot Act 
passed the Senate by a vote of 98- 
1. Senator John F. Kerry voted in 
favor of the Patriot Act. On 
August 6, 2003, in New 
Hampshire, John Kerry was at a 
town hall meeting and said the 
following: "Most of [The Patriot j 
Act] has to do with improving the 
transfer of information between 
CIA and FBI . . . quite necessary 

put the marriage 
place. So if you get mar- 
America, we're going to 
charge you more taxes. I do not 
want to do that." He also claimed 
that Democrats had fought hard 
to get rid of the marriage penalty, 
But, in 1998, Kerry voted against 
eliminating marriage penalt>' 
relief for married taxpayers with 
combined incomes less than 
$50,000 per year, saving taxpay- 
ers $46 billion over 10 years. All 
but one democrat voted the same 
the way he did. Seems like they really 

wake of what happened on September 

That was the flip. The flop came a few 
months later on December 1, 2003. While 
speaking at Iowa State University, Kerry China, affii 

determined to get rid of the marriage 

The death penalty for terrorists, the 
Tiarriage amendment, trade with 

said, "We are a nation of laws and liber- 
ties, not of a knock in the night. So it is 
time to end the era of John Ashcroft. That 
starts with replacing the Patriot Act with a 
new law that protects our people and our 
liberties at the same time. Tve been a 
District Attorney and I know that what 
law enforcement needs are real tools, not 
restrictions on American's basic rights." 

- these are just 
of Kerry's more notable flip-flops 
that I can't go into right now, but you can. 
All it takes is a little research. It seems 
that Senator Kerry needs some more time 
to iigure out where he stands on certain 
issues. Lefs make sure he doesn't spend 
that time in the White House. 

Thursday, SEPTEMBER"2372fvr 

Melissa Turner 
Religion Editor 



Church uses geocache as a witnessing tool 

Melissa Turner 

The McDonald Road 
Seventh-day Adventist Church 
has recently caught on to the 
Geocaching craze by hiding its 
own Geocache on its church 
property. In the past, hobby- 
ists have enjoyed using metal 
detectors or the traditional 
map and compass to find hid- 
den treasure. Recently, a high- 
tech version of the traditional 
treasure hunt has emerged 
since the new hand-held GPS 
(Global Positioning System) 
has come out on the market. 
The GPS is a satellite-driven 
electronic compass, which 
when it is used for 
Geocaching, as the new pas- 
time is called, will aid the 
Geocacher in pinpointing the 
exact longitude and latitude of 
a particular Geocache site. 

But the McDonald Road 
Church's Geocache has more 
to offer than the typical toys or 
trinkets found in other 
Geocachea— the church uses 
its Geocache as a witnessing 
tool, filling it with religious 
books and literature for visit- 

ing Geocachers to take with 
them and read. "Our mission 
in placing this cache on the 
church property is to encour- 
age a good outdoor family 
activity, and to witness 
through the literature we keep 
stocked in the cache," Eva 
Burchard said. Eva and her 
husband Tony are in charge of 
the McDonald Road Church's 

They have placed a variety 
of Seventh-day Adventist 
books and magazines in the 
Geocache, including Ellen 
White's "Finding Peace 
Within" and children's maga- 
zines such as "Primary 
Treasures" and "Little 
Friends." A book tracing the 
McDonald Road S.D.A. 
Church's history and each 
weekly bulletin is also avail- 
able in the Geocache. "We 
hope someone who hasn't 
been to church in a while will 
come to look for the Geocache 
and see how much the church 
has grown and maybe decide 
to come and visit and become 
reacquainted with the church 
again," Burchard says, 

To get started in 
Geocaching, Geocachers need 
a GPS. According to www.geo-, GPS units can 
range in prices starting at 
$100 for a basic unit, all the 
way up to $1,000. Once 
Geocachers have acquired a 
GPS unit, they can utilize 
Geocache websites, such as, in order 
to find the longitude and lati- 
tude of Geocache sites hidden 

in their community. 

Since the McDonald Road 
Church first hid its Geocache 
on June 3, 2004, forty people 
have discovered the Geocache 
and signed the logbook that is 
kept in the cache box. "We 
would love to see your name 
on the logbook, so go get your 
GPS, or a friend who has one, 
and go find it," Burchard says, 
"The coordinates are— N 35° 
04335 W 085° 00.213." 

Which of Karl 
Haf&ier's "Cures 
for the Common 
appealed to you 
the most? 

"Have patience in all you do." 

-Jeff Sagala, freshman theologv 

"The best prescription Karl 
gave me is that of having spin- 
tual endurance, staying in the 

-Jo^w,THAN Peinado, junior tweologv 

"Prioritize the things that are 
important to you, things that 
last eternity." 

-Olga Patsukevich, senior account- 
ing/business w 

'The difference between trying 
to be a good Christian and 

-Taylor Paris, freshman business 


"You have to train to be a 


Campus Min istries hosts Missions Expo 

Melissa Turner 

Campus Ministries kkVed 
off its annual Missions Expo 
Friday after vespers to infonn 
students about various mission 
opportunities availaMe for stu- 
dents to get involved with. 

More than 20 different mis- 
sion groups set up booths in 
tiie CoUegedale Church's fel- 
lowship hall, where students 
browsed tlie available options 
and talked witli mission group 
leaders about their jobs. 

Those who have their own 
idea for a mission group are 
invited to contact Campus 
Ministries, which will help stu- 
dents get their own mission 
group started and organized. 
For more detailed information 
about Campus Ministries' 
Missi.Mis. rantact Campus 
Mimslno.. al2:,(>2787 or visit 
Campus Ministries' website at; 

Highlights I'rom Campus 
Ministries' Missions E.\poi 

Small Groups - Bible 
study groups that meet once a 
week to discuss a particular 
topic that interests the group 

Advent Home - A group 
that heads out once a month to 
a school for bovs and puts on a 
spiritual program for them and 

hangs out with them 

Soup Kitchen - A group 
that serves meals once a month 
at the community kitchen for 
lower-income citizens 

Destiny Drama - The cast 
is picked through auditions, 
but crew members are needed 
for behind-the-scenes tasks 

Southern Global 

Missions - Southern 
Adventist University's student 
missionary program facilitat- 
ing nine to 12 month missions 
for students to serve either 
overseas or in the United States 

Room in the Inn - A 
group tliat goes once a month 
to a women and children's 
shelter to serve food to the 
families and minister to them, 
as well as spend some time 
with tlie children 

Magabooks - A work pro- 
gram for students to visit 
homes and sell Magabooks as 
well as put on a Revelation 

Street Ministries - A 
door-to-door program for stu- 
dents to go out and visit com- 
munity members, pass out lit- 
erature, pray mth people and 
give Bible studies 

Sunshine for Shut-ins - 
A group that meets once or 
hwe a month to go out into the 
community and visit shut in 

church members to sing and 
talk with them 

Chamhliss Home 

Children's Shelter - A 

group that visits a children's 
home in Chattanooga once a 
month to sing and play with the 

Clown Ministry - A group 
of clo\vns who go out to nursing 
homes and children's hospital 
wards to brighten people's day 
(clown costumes are available) 

Improv Thing - An 
improv group that visits high 
school and college students to 
connect mth them through a 
popular form of drama 

NOW Ministries - A 
group that visits area churches 
and youth groups to put on the 
music, drama and preaching 
tor that group, as well as help- 
ing with community service 
projects too 

Kids in Discipleship - A 
group of students assisting a 
tads discipleship program by 
mg children in their Bible stud- 
ies, helping xvith small groun 

Bible studies, helping .via out' 
reach programs and helping 
give children's stories at church 

visits children m the heart of 

down 0™ Chattanooga to^lav 
and sing wthftem ^ '"P'"*" 

Samaritan Center assisting 
in hurricane relief 

The Samaritan Center, 
through its affiliation with the 
Adventist Disaster Response 
Netivork, is participating in 
relief efforts for residents 
affected by recent hurricanes 
and possible flooding. 

At this time, the Samaritan 
Center is only collecting cash 
donations, pending further 
information about more spe- 
cific needs from emergency 
response authorities at the 

you may bring your donations I 
to the front desk at the I 
Samaritan Center from 10 1 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday ■ 
Thursday, or send them to the 
Samaritan Center, 9231 Le' I 
Highway, Ooltewah TN, f 
37363. Make your check out to | 
the Samaritan Center 
mark it for "Hurricane Relief.' 1 
The Samaritan Center is I 
also coordinating reliei ■ 
efforts. If your church or I 
organization would like moie I 
information on partnerinl I 
with others, please contact the ■ 

It you would like to assist, Samaritan Center at 238-7777- 


Fbr SabtatJi, Sept. 25 


Conpiled by Melissa lumer 


10:45 a-"' 

Chattanooga First 



9:00 & 11:30 a"- 

CoUegedale Community 

8:'l0, 10:00 & 11:15 "•»'■ 

CoUegedale Spanish-American 9:00 & ii:45 ai"' 1 1 

Hamilton Community 

11:30 a.iu- 


11:00 a.O- 


11:00 a-in- 

McDonald Road 

9:00 SlW"* 

New Life 

11:00 a.m- 


8:55 & 11-25 a* 

Or<:hard Park 

11:00 3.0- 

Standifer Gap 


Thursday, September 23, 2004 

Matthew Janetzko 
Sports Editor 

The SoiJTHERN Acx;ent 9 


I ntramural eligibility requirements 

s^Pc*™™."'*''"'"' requirements prohibit them that we are anti-alumni." 

T r '^T ^"^ ™- If a'untni were allowed to 

Controversy has surround- Dr. Pangman, Intramurals play, there would be an exce, 
ed Alumni playing in mtramu- Director, said, "These rules sive number of teams. There 
rals. Alumm want to partici- have been created to protect would be no time or space to 
pate, but the eligibility time and students. It is not fit in all of the games. 

"It's strictly a numbers 
game," Pangman said. "It's 
hard to cram everything in as 

General eligibility for intramurals 

The following criteria will 
]ie used to determine the eligi- 
bility status for those wishing 
to participate in IM Rec 

I. Be enrolled as a student for at 
least three credit hours at SAU 
;md hold a \'alid SAU student ID 

■2. Be the spouse of someone 
(,-nrulled for a minimum of 6 cred- 
it hours. If the student is complet- 
ing the final semester of their 
degree, the 6 hours minimum 
credit will be waived if the student 
is taking less than 6 hours. 
:i. Be employed or the spouse of 

nployed as a full time 
facult>' or staff member of SAU. 
4. Be employed or the spouse of 
someone employed as a fijU time 
employee of the mioisterial staff 
of the Collegedale SDA Church. 
5. Be emplov-ed or the spouse of 
someone employed as a full time 
facult>' or staff of the Greater 
Collegedale School System. 

Individuals who do not meet 
these requirements but stiU wish 
to play will need to submit a peti- 
tion to the intramural director. 
The form used to file the petition 
can be obtained from the intra- 
mural director. 

Titans defeated 

Indianapolis Colts defensive back Nick Harper (25) defends 
against Tennessee Titans wide receiver Derrick Mason (85) in 
Jbe end zone in the fourth quarter on Sunday in Nashville, Tcnn 
Harper stripped the ball away from Mason on the play for an 
interception and started the drive that gave the Colts the go- 
ahead touchdown in their 31-17 win over the Titans. 

This year there are 23 soft- 
ball teams that play Monday 
through Thursday from 6 
p.m.- 8 p.m for four weeks. If 
games are cancelled due to 
rain, they are rescheduled 
after the scheduled games. 

The general eligibility rules 
are listed above. For addi- 
tional requirements, please 

Cinnamon Chicks 
vs. Sign-up 1 

Wednesday, September 15 
saw the Cinnamon Chicks 
and the Sign-up I's in an 
intramural softball match. 
This game was characterized 
by pop-flies, line drives, and 
missed catches, although the 
second inning did see the 
Cinnamon Chicks making 
three nice catches to clear the 
inning quickly with no score 
for the Sign-up's in that 
inning. In the third and 
fourth innings both teams 

Sharapova loses doubles to 
Japanese at China Open 

Wimbledon winner Maria Sharapova of Rus.sia retum.s tlie ball 
during her doubles match against Rika Fujiwara and Shinobu 
Asagoe of Japan at the China Open tennis tournament in Bering 
Tuesday . Fujiwara and Asagoe beat Sharapova and partner Vera 
Zvonareva 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. 

were able to hit home runs 
that brought in a total of 
three runs a piece. 

The Cinnamon Chicks are 
Southern's only co-ed softball 
team. According to team 
member Ryan Trott, "Co-eds 
have power," and that they 
had on Wednesday night, 
beating the all-male Sign-ups 
15-10. The Cinnamon Chicks' 
record is 2-3, and the Sing- 
up's record is 1-2. 

vs. Trojans 

On Tuesday, September 14 
intramural softball action 
saw the Bombers take on the 
Trojans. The Bombers led 
early on, with eight runs in 
the first inning. They also 
managed to get the Trojans 
out in only four pitches dur- 
ing the first inning of play. 
Another play of note 
occurred when a runner 
going from first to second 
was struck by the ball after it 
was hit by the batter. The 
runner was not injured, but 
was called out. During the 
third inning. Dr. Greg King of 
the Trojans hit a double, and 
immediately after that 
Jonathan McPherson hit a 
triple to bring King in for a 
run. But that wasn't enough 
to bring home a win. An 
anonymous Trojans fan said 
during play, "This is a terrible 
game," and indeed it was not 
the best night for the Trojans. 
They lost 13-8 to the 
Bombers, who lead their divi- 
sion with a record of 4-0. The 
Trojans' record is 2-2. 

Recreation schedule in lies 

lies Gymnasium has a variety of recreational activities for students to take part in during the 
week The gym is open each evening Sunday through Thursday. Basketball begins at 5 p.m. and 
goes to 9 p.m. each day. Nine p.m, to 10 p.m. is designated for specific activities listed in the 
schedule. The recreation activities will continue until the volleyball intramural season starts. 


Monday Tue^a y 

Basketball Basketball 

....Court 2 for Ladies... 
Basketball Volleyball 

...Court 2 for Ladies... 

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Ethos percussion group coming 

The Ethos Percussion 
Group will be performing on 
September 29 in Ackerraan 
Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. 
The group has been per- 
forming internationally for 
over a decade. The group's 
unique sound and form is 
dedicated to the advance- 
ment of the percussive arts 
in performance and educa- 
tion. When their first album 
debuted in 1996, Percussive 
Notes wrote, "The Etho-^ 
Percussion Group has pru- 
duced a compact disc filled 
uith challenging, yet under- 
standable percus.sive 
music. '^ The New York 
Times also stated the group, 
"...played with expert 
togetherness, sensitivity and 
zest." Ethos also hosts their 
own educational program 
called, Bing, Bang! Boom! in 
New York City and actively 
serves in an outreach pro- 
gram named, WorldBeat. 
Admission is free with SAU 
ID card, and convocation 
credit is given. 

a photo: hHp://www.ethospercu8slonoroup.orgf 
Samir Cfaattcijee and Ramesh Misra performing North Indian 
classical selections. 



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Thursday, September 30 

Volume 60, Issue 4 

Collegedale extends Wolftever Creek greenway 


New construction is underway oi 
Wolftever Creek Greenway 
Collegedale, moving the popula 
path closer to Southern. 

'Tm excited to see the greenway 
expansion toward campus," said Justin 
Kobylka, senior public relations major at 
Southern and greenway walker. 

The latest phase wUl be finished in a 
few months and add six-tenths of a mile 
to the current mile and a half pathway, 
which starts at the Imagination Station 
and ends near Tucker Road. 

The newest addition, phase three, will 
connect Spalding Drive to the Nature 
Nonk, and contains plans for paved park- 
in>i at both ends and an antique bridge, 
d( mated by the city of Cleveland. 

A \"ith five phases planned over the next 
\-i\iY and a half, the greenway \vill soon 
oiiinect to campus near the duck pond. 
.iili t\sing students to walk from campus to 
Four Comers and city hall. The greenway 
will also connect with local subdivisions. 

While Kobylka said the expansion is 
exciting, he said safety should be a priori- 

T \vould like to see more hghts added, 
as safety could be problematic at dusk and 
after sunset," he said. 

loe Farrow, city engineer for 
Collegedale, said the project will continue 

The Olympics come to Southern 

Megan Brauner 

S 1 \H- Wrher 

On Saturday, SepL 25, the Olympics 
ciiine to Southern. But mstead of compet- 
ing in traditional events Uke swimming 
and soccer, students vied for gold in slug 
tug-of-war and tag-team kayaking. 

The variety and creativity was really 
good." said Amanda Graves, a sophomore 
clmical laboratory science major. 

But not all who attended were celebrat- 

J bored," said Jenna Hutauruk, 

graphic desigo major. "I'd rather be doing 

Olympic participants paraded in for die 
opening ceremonies, which began about 
9:30 p.m. The countries competed against 
each other for Uie bronze, silver, and gold 
medals in activities like the kayaking tag 
team relay, jousting, creative tumbling 
passes, and the slug tug-of-war. 

-The Joker Olympics was a complete 
success," said Olga Patsukevich. SA sec- 
retary "We increased stiident mvolve- 

ment in the activity. The goal was to make 
it a party where everyone stayed the entire 
time, rather than just getting a Joker." 
Others, however, said it was too struc- 

"Forming teams for the entire night 
requhes too much commitment," said pj^^^^ ^^ varorio waiker 

Hugo Mender, a junior archeology major, southern olympians pull for their country 
who left before the event started. "College during the Joker Olympics Saturday night 
students like spontaneity and the freedom 
to go when and where they please." were distributed around 11:30 p.m., before 

Those who stuck around got their the closing ceremony, 
reward. About 400 copies of the Joker 


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Michelle Tumes performs live 

Jessica Crandall 

Dozens of cell phones lit up 

)the Michelle Tumes' concert 
Monday night. But this 
they were used to support the 
program, not detract from it. 

"Everyone was waving their 
cell- phones in the air, so you 
could teli they were into it," said 
Angelic DaviJa, a Forest Lake 
Academy senior. 

Even Tumes appreciated it. 
"Great lights!" Tumes said, 

Tumes' concert was part of 
the ViewSoutheni weekend, 
marking her second appearance 
in Collegedale. When the con- 
temporary Christian 
singer/ songwriter was asked tn 
return this year after performing 
at Southern in 2002, she wa.s 
happy to fly in from California. 

"I love the campus and tlie 
atmosphere," Tumas said, "flie 
students [are] nice and lively, 
but respectable." 

This year's concert was free to 
ViewSouthern participants, 
Southern students and faculty, 
and open to the community for 

Southern's guest relations 
coordinator Vanessa Kepper was 
also eager for her to return. 

"She interacts well with tlie 
crowd, and eveiyone likes Iier 
music," Kepper said. 

On a sofUy-lit stage set witli a 
microphone and piano, Tumes 
performed songs from her previ- 
ously-i-eleased albums and from 
a new project. 

Tumes gained a new fan in 
freshman computer animation 
miyor Kelly McQurg, who had 

Joker Olympic results 

not heard of her until the per- 

"I really liked how relaxed and 
laid-back she was. She got her 
audience involved," McCIurg 

But some thought the audi- 
ence was too noisy. 

"1 don't think people who sit 
in tlie back and talk the whole 
time should get credit for being 
here," student finance counselor 
Angela Aalboard said. "Tliis is a 
big-time tiling, and for people to 

come in and act like little kids 
was really distracting." 

Tumes ended the concert with 
an audience-requested encore 
before meeting with students to 
sign autographs. She wanted 
students to leave her concert 
with hope and peace. 

"If anybody is going througli 
struggles, I hope they find God"s 
peace," Tumes said about her 
ministry. "It's not about me; it's 
about all of us together, worship- 
ping God." 


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Read Aloud program starts 

ue with weekly readings to love it. 

children every Tuesday from 4 "I'm trying to learn how to 

1 Southern's 

Reading to children isn't p.m. to 5 p 

just about stories and faraway campus 
places but about developing a Organizer Dr Ruth 

""Wel'^r *' ™,?"- ^■'"^"■^ Morris said read^^g 

minds r ""^ ""'"=°^ °f i= "•»« crucial than peopl! ..„.„.„, .„ ,„. 

ZrtthL;:ad^ft:cSt mlrartL'^'r"'^- loWng^rowledge . 

helps their minds grow," said Mlegeda e ' ""'"' '" "' ^°P' '° '"' 'I""'',;": 

authnr .lim T„i..„ .„ >-oiiegedaie. ^^^.^^^ students and children 

loving books and car- 

read at school," said Elise 
Griswald. "I love having sto- 
ries read to me." 

It's more than just about 
learning to read, but about 

author Jim Trelease 
he spoke to parents, 
students and faculty at 
Southern Tuesday 

To kick off the new 
R^ad Aloud 

loving books ana cai 

The single most important act that '"^ for each other, 
predicts succe-ss in school, is S: XTlT^s} 
bemg read aloud to as a child ^^'^ Kiy"''^ ^'*°''' 

„,„„„ .^___ profess"!- nf educa- 

Collegedale program, Trelease "ti,. • , 

spoke of the importance of tant I^ th? T' '"P"^- 
reading to children Tb. „ " t , ' '^"'^'"^ ="««= 

school, IS being read aloud 

■ading to children. The „=» 

program is part of Read Aloud to as a chil^ ■• ""a t"" '"'"'" 
South, an organization dedi- or of „.v I'l '""^ *"= P'°^'' 

cated to reading to children ™,.P'^<^'^°'°8y a' Southern, mentary teacner »- 

While Trelease spoke to cMd 't? ^'ft ' f'l' '° «'™ '° » Learning Tree in Dalton 

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Those who attended 
the program really highli 
ed tlie value of reading. 
Christy Magboo, an 
tntary teacher 



dents read .„ ,„..„, ^^ „„ 

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And the children, in return. 

THURSDAY, September 30, 2004 


The Southern Accent 3 

I cliff Tonsbery, Sophi 

McKee Library revamps name, image 

Darrell Sanford 

McKee Library is changing 
s name. Now it's the McKee 
I Library and Knowledge 
[ Commons. 

"We want to get rid of the 

image of the stuffy old building 

1 the hill where all the books 

are," said Genevieve Cottrell, 
Southern's director of libraries. 
The name change is part of 
an overall effort to change the 
image of the library into a place 
where everyone can, and will, 
want to come study — a com- 
mons where knowledge is trad- 
ed. Traditionally, the commons 
was a place m the middle of the 

village people came to discuss academically important; a 

the news of the day and to place that you need to suc- 

trade. ceed," said Denise DeLong, a 

But some students said the junior psychology major, 
library didn't have to change its The goal is for the library to 

for students to i 


"It is that kind of place 
already — a place where any- 
one can come; a place that is 

be like the traditional 
commons — a place outside of 
the classroom where everyone 
can learn and trade, Cottrell 

531 academy seniors attend ViewSouthern 

Thuy moved in packs. They 
had ;\ look of bored uncertainty, 
ami they ended up having a 
pretty good time. 

"It wasn't what I expected," 
said Saundra Bullard, Miami 
Union Academy senior. Tm 
impn-ssed though." 

Niiuthern hosted 531 acade- 
m\ >i.niors from 14 academies 
acI■o.s^ the Southern Union dur- 
^g the annual recruiting event 
JfiewSouthern. The event, held 
Eept- 26-28, $50,000 for 
jbings like catering by El 
Peson, t-shirts, cash prizes, 
pS players, and the Michelle 

tid Marc 

■undy, director of enrollment 

grvices. About 50 percent of 

■ ViewSouthern participants 

Southern in the 

I The schedule was full includ- 
es visits to academic depart- 
"its, a hoagie feed, Gym- 
sters show, and games until 
Michelle Tumes concert. 

Julie Handysides gives Forest Lake Acad 
iiie View Southern on Monday. 

Cossa, right and Earling Wooley popcorn dur- 

which officially closed 

But some said Southern just 

't the place for them. 

'I don't get along with rules 

schoor .r'where God wants ve„ we,.," .aid Christina Tai. 

me" sad Brittany Graves, Madison Academy student 
me, said ""'"J^ , Michaele Acary from Hetchi 

Georgia Cumberland Academy ^^_,^^y ^^jj-j „„., afford it 

While the academy seniors 
were viewing the school, life 
went on for Southern students. 

"They weren't in the way," 
said Brad Schleenbaker, a fresh- 
man, "And I hope the little 
boogers had a good time." 

Webpros # 

Southern students and 
alumni working for Webpros, 
a business run through the 
Software Technology Center, 
the National President's 
Award for Marketing 
Excellence with their custom 
site design for the Boy Scouts 
of America. 

"It was definitely a learn- 
ing lesson in information 
organization, and also work- 
ing with the client to main- 
tain the structure and 
design," said Jason Bryner, a 
recent Southern graduate and 
lead designer on the site. "I've 
learned how to apply what 
I've learned in school, and 
also learned a lot of things 
they can't teach you in 

More than 300 Web 
designs were judged by a 
team of 18 marketing, adver- 
tising and public relations 
professionals, according to 
the Boy Scouts of America 
press release. 

"To win a national award is 
a credit to the creativity and 
talent of the Webpros design 
and technical teams," said 

To win a national 

award is a credit to the 

creativity and talent 

Kevin Beirne, finance and 
marketing director for the 
Cherokee Area Council of the 
Boy Scouts of America. 

Dr. Tim Korson, director of 
the Software Technology 
Center, envisioned the center 
as a way to enrich book learn- 
ing by providing industry 

"Through research funding 
and industry contacts, we can 
enhance the student experi- 
ence," Korson said. 

The Software Technology 
Center boasts a portfolio with 
names like AT&T, the 
Goddard Space Flight Center. 
Lucent, Lockheed Martin, 
and NASA. One STC alumni 
has even helped update pro- 
gramming on the Hubble 
Space Telescope, 

While students gain valu- 
able industry experience at 
the Software Technology 
Center, they aren't the only 
ones who benefit from such a 
business model, said Will 
Wilkinson, the Webpros 
operations manager. 

"The client loves knowing 
that they are helping students 
while getting a valuable Web 
site without the costs 
involved." ■ • 

Thursday, SEPTEMBERg^Tafv^ 




Six sentenced in the 2000 bombing of USS Cole 


A Yemeni judge sentenced 
two men to death and four 
others to prison terms ranging 
from five to lO vears 
Wednesday, the i 
tions and sentences for the 
2000 suicide bombing of the 
USS Cole, an attack blamed on 
Osama bin Laden's terror net 

Saudi-born Abd al-Rahim 
al-Nashiri, who is in U S cus 
tody at an undisclosed loca- 
tion, and Jamal al-Badawi, a 
35-year-old Yemen 
both sentenced to death for 
plotting, preparing and 
involvement in the bombmg 
which killed 17 U.S. sailors as 
their destroyer refueled in the 
southern Yemeni port of 

Al-Nashiri, believed to be 
the mastermind of the Oct. 12, 
2000, bombing, was tried in 
absentia, and it was not clear 
how the ruling would affect 
his detention. Four American 
officials who attended the 
sentencing refused to com- 
ment on the trial, as did U.S. 
Embassy officials in Yemen. 

A small bout guards the USS Cole i 

The Other five defendants 
were present in the heavily 
guarded court to hear the sen- 
tences. In reading the verdict, 
Judge Najib al-Qaderi pointed 

to the prosecution's statement 
that al Badawi and al-Nashiri 
bought the speedboat that the 
bombers used to ram the Cole. 
"This verdict is an 

American one and unjust,' 
Badawi yelled from behind 
the bars of a couri:room cell 
after the judge sentenced him 
to death. "There are no human 

ights in the worid, except for 
the Americans. All the 
Muslims in the world are 
being used to serve American 

The United States 
announced al-Nashiri's arrest 
in 2002. He was detained in 
the United Arab Emirates and 
transferred to American cus- 
tody. U.S. officials believe he 
is a close associate of Saudi- 
born bin Laden, who is 
believed to have mastermind- 
ed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, 

Al-Nashiri is also suspected 
of helping direct the 1998 
bombings of U.S. embassies in 
Kenya and Tanzania. 

Death sentences are rou- 
tinely handed down by 
Yemeni courts. Execution is 
id out by a firing squad. 

Mohammed al-Bada\vi, 
brother of the Yemeni con- 
demned to death, denounced 
the decision and told The 
Associated Press that 
brother and the four other I 
Yemenis sentenced j 

Wednesday would 
their sentences. 

Florida recovers from Jeanne 


Earthquake rocks California 

A slrong earthquake that 
shook Central California mth- 
oiil cniisinf any signincant 
JaiiWRo or injuries could he a 
1)001, l„ rcsi-arduTs xvho hope 
intense scniliny of the state's 
earthquake capital mav help 
predict ftiture temhiors. 

The maBnitude 6,0 earth- 
quake struck at 10:15 a.m. 
Tuesday, ahout halfway 
between San Francisco and 
Los Angeles, according to the 
U.S. Geological Surx'ey. A 
major quake in the same area 
killed two oeoole la^i ,»,, 

The area of the San Andreas 
fault where the quake struck is 
a seismic hot spot that has pro- 
duced similar temblors every 
two or three decades and is 
among, the most-monitored 
quake sites in the world. 

"It's going to be a lot of data 
that we can look at," said Andy 
Snyder of the U.S. Geological 
Survey. "It ensures a good pay- 
off for all the work that's been 
done by the USGS. all the uni- 
versit)' groups and foreign 
research institutes that have 
set up experiments here." 

Floridians were again settling 
into the discomforts of a post- 
hurricane reality: lines for bags of 
ice or a hot meal, damaged 
homes that will take months to 
repair, and stifling heat and dark- 
ness amid widespread power out- 

Hurricane Jeanne, the fourth 
.^tomi to hammer the state in sL\ 
weeks, has left behind a trail of 
death, destruction and frustra- 

"We're weary. We're tired. We 
have been doing this for 
than 30 days." said Jav Clark, the 
0>vner of CYS Yacht Management 
and Sales in Fort Pierce, on 
Monday. "Preparation, then 
cleanup. Preparation, then 

Jeanne killed at least six peo- 
ple in Florida during the week- 
end, bearing down upon the state 
with winds of 120 mph. The 
havoc caused by hurricanes 
Charley, Frances, Ivan and 
Jeanne have prompted the 
largest relief effort ever undertak- 
en by the Federal Emergenc^. 
Management Agency. 

Presidem Bush asked 
Congress late Monday for more 
thai $7.1 bilUon to help Florida 
and other Southeastern states 
recover from their lashing by four 

AP Plioto/Sarasota Herald-TVtbune, Armando SotarfSJI 
Josh Miller, ri^t, carries Ariana Vidal as they walk with family and & 
friends along W. Retta Esplanade in Punta Gorda, Fla.Wind and niin ■ 
from Hurricane Jeanne flooded streets around downtown Punta ■ 

hurricanes. His thkd request for 
additional storm aid brings total 
possible fandmg to at least $12.2 

Patience was in demand at 
stagmg areas along the state's 
central Atlantic coast, where vol- 
unteers from the Salvation Army 
and the American Red Cross 
passed out bags of ice and con- 
tainers of water to help residents 
keep cool under temperatures in 
the high 80s and massive power 

In Indialantic a Ime of 40 cars 
waited in the parkmg lot of a strip 

mail where volunteers lo=* 
bags of ice from a semitrailer tb» I 
had arrived from St. Lo»'-«.I 
Residents left behind ho"'»l 
without electricity to dine on W | 
plates of ravioU and com andw ' 
tlesof Snapple. , 

"It hasn't been a fim monti 
said Louann Dowling, 't°' 
Satelhte Beach, who pickrt '*■ 
food and ice for her four chili*^ I 

Florida is the first state to ^1 

pounded by four bumcaiie^l 
one season since Texas in 
Two months remain in thi 
hurricane season. 

Thursday, September 30, 2004 

Current Events 

California regulators okay world's 
toughest vehicle emissions rules 

The Southern Accent 5 


California has adopted the 
world's first rules to reduce 
greenhouse emissions for autos 
taldng what supporters see as a 
dramatic step toward cleanmg 
up the environment but also 
ensuring higher costs for dri\ ers 

The rules may lead to sweep- 
ing changes in vehicles nation- 
wide, especially if other states 
opt to foUow California's exam 
pie. New York has aheady said it 
will follow the regulations, and 
several other states are expected 
to do the same. 

Under the regulations, unani- 
moiisly approved Friday by the 
California Air Resources Board, 
the auto industry must cut 
exhaust from California's cars 
and light trucks by 25 percent 
and from larger trucks and sport 
utihty vehicles by 18 percent 

"In the short term we proba 
bly won't see much effect 
because global warming is a very 
long-term problem," said Terry 
Tamminen, secretary of the 
California Environmental 

Protection Agency. "People 
won't see immediate benefits 
from this but they need to 
understand that their children 

The board said its research 
had found that the regulations 
would result in vehicle price 
increases that would top out at 
about $1,000 more per vehicle 
by 2016. The auto industry has 
estimated the increase at about 
$3,000, but the board's staff said 
that number was exaggerated. 

The industry will have until 
2009 to begin introducing clean- 
er technology, and will have until 
2016 to meet the new exhaust 
standards. The proposals would 
require automakers to reduce 
emissions by using such techno- 
logical innovations as better air 
conditioners, more efficient 
transmissions and smaller 

They said the emissions can 
also lead to serious respiratory 
problems, especially among chil- 
dren, by exacerbating smog. Los 
Angeles has the worst smog 

problem in the nation 

But Glona J Bergqmst a 
spokeswoman for the mdustrv 
trade group Alliance of 
Automobile Manufacturers, said 
the regulations would only 
reduce worldwide emissions of 
greenhouse gases by "one-tenth 
of 1 percent." 

"We see that as no apparent 
health benefit at a great cost to 
California consumers," she said. 

Bergquist said manufacturers 
are already working to produce 
cleaner vehicles but introducing 
the technology required under 
the regulations would be "almost 
as complicated as developing the 
first automobile." 

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, 
who supports the regulations, 
has pledged to fight any lawsuits 
brought by automakers. 

Cahfomia, with an estimated 
26 miUion vehicles on the road, 

has long been a leader m auto 
motive and environmental 
trends, and the new standards 
could have a coast to coast 
effect. Because California repre- 
sents 10 percent of the national 
auto market, the auto industry 
often overhauls all of its cars to 
meet California's standards. 

Because it began regulating 
pollution before the federal gov- 
ernment, California is the only 
state able to set its own vehicle 
pollution standards. Other states 
can adopt either the federal stan- 
dards or Califomia'sA July poll 
by the Public Policy Institute of 
California showed 81 percent of 
Californians support limiting 

campaign spearheaded 
by environmental groups, more 
than 112,000 people wrote cards 
or letters urging the governor to 
continue his support for the law. 

Conan O'Brien to take over Late Show in 2009 


Jay Leno's takeover as host of 
NBC's "Tonight" show in 1992 
was fraught with drama and bad 
feelings, but he's assured the 
next transition will be as smooth 
as his nightly sign-off: "Stay 
tuned for Conan.' 

The comedian and NBC on 
Monday chose the 50th anniver- 
sary of the first "Tonight- show 
to set a special date for the 5Sth 
when Leno will step down and 
Conan O'Brien becomes the fifth 

host of the television institution. 

Announcing a transition in 
five years is odd for any busi- 
ness, let alone one that fi-equent- 
ly plans fi-om day-to-day, but 
NBC was atLxious not to lose 
O'Brien. The 4i-year-oId "Late 
Night" host was considered like- 
ly to jump to another network 
without a promise of advance- 

Leno beat out David 
Letterman for the "Tonight" job, 
sparking a feud that lives on and 

was even the subject of a book 
and movie, "The Late Shift" 

O'Brien's show, which imme- 
diately follows Leno on NBC, 
a rerun Monday. 

Bush visits Fla. 

to survey Jeanne damage 


President Bush is eyeing Florida's 27 electoral votes, but after 
being battered by four hurricanes in six weeks the state's vot- 
ers are more interested in weather forecasts than the shifting 
political winds. Bush was surveying hurricane damage 
Wednesday in Lake Wales, Fla., a fast-growing swing area in 
the center of the states, on his way to Miami and a debate 
against Democratic presidential rival John Kerry the follow- 
ing night. 

Economy grows at 
weakest rate in over year 


The economy grew at a faster pace this spring than previ- 
ously thought, but was at its weakest level in more than a 
year, providing ammunition to both candidates in the final 
weeks of the presidential race. The 3.3 percent annual groivth 
rate of gross domestic product in the April-June period was 
stronger than the 2.8 percent pace estimated last month, the 
Commerce Department said Wednesday. GDP is the coun- 
try's total output of goods and services. 

Stewart will serve time 
in WV prison 


Martha Stewart will do her time for lying about a stock sale at 
a remote West Virginia prison camp where inmates sleep in 
bunk beds and rise at 6 a.m. to do menial labor for pennies 
an hour. The millionaire celebrity homemaker confirmed 
Wednesday that she had been assigned to the minimum- 
security prison at Alderson, but noted that she had hoped to 
be sent to a facility closer to her family and attorneys. 

7 Palestinians killed; 
CNN producer held 


Israelis killed seven Palestinians in attacks Monday, includ- 
ing a Gaza airstrike that killed one militant and wounded a 
militia commander, who vowed revenge from his hospital 
bed. Meanwhile, at nightfall, Palestinian gunmen kidnapped 
a producer for the TV network CNN at gunpoint, the net- 
work's correspondent, Ben Wedeman said. In a CNN broad- 
cast from Gaza, Wedeman said the gunmen stopped a CNN 
van and extracted Riad All. 

DA won't prosecute 
Bishop accused of rape 

Massachusetts (AP) 

A district attorney said Monday that he would not prosecute 
Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Dupre on child rape charges 
because the statute of limitations has expired in the case. In 
an indictment unsealed Monday, Dupre was charged with 
molesting two boys in the 1970s, becoming the first Roman 
Catholic bishop to face criminal charges in the sex abuse 
scandal that has rocked the American church. 

Private rocket - 

unofficially reaches space 

Califoknia_(AP) . 

'fhe first private manned rocket recovered from a wild 
corkscrew roll on its ascent to soar to space and back 
Wednesday in a bid to earn a $10 million prize. 
SpaceShipOne, with astronaut Michael Melvill at the controls, 
climbed to an unofficial altitude of more than 330,000 feet, 
about 2,000 feet above its target altitude of 62 miles. 

6 The Southern Accent 

Maranatha Hay 
Lifestyles Editor 


1 Ask Big Debbie anything 

Dear Big Debbie, 
My friends tell me never to 
study on Saturday night, but I 
find myself with too much 
homework to do on Sunday. I 
end up having to stay up late 
Sunday night to get it all done. 
Nobody studies on Saturday 
night; it is sacred. But I don't 
know what else to do. Help!! 
Wish-I- Was-Sl eeping 
Dear Wish-I-Was-Sleeping, 
Southern students will prob- 
ably never escape the fact that 
life is unbalanced. While you 
may have to spend more time 

studying than having fun, recre- 
ation is still a vital factor. Vou 
need to have some time set 
away as "recess," during which 
you can truly enjoy the social 
opportunities college has to 
offer. After all, these are the best 
years of our lives. 

Now the "recess" you choose 
does not have to fall on 
Saturday night. However, since 
that is when the majority of stu- 
dents do not study, that is prob- 
ably the time when you will 
encounter the most possibilities 
for enjoyment. I personally 
have sworn never to do home- 
work on Saturday night; here 

e a few tips that have helped 

Try studying on Friday after- 
noon. This block of time is often 
frittered away by students who 
are just so excited that they 
have made it to the weekend 
that they don't realize how 
many hours they spend doing 
nothing between their last class 
and vespers. I know homework 
is the last thing you want to do 
on Friday, but it will actually go 
faster while the material is fresh 
in your brain. 

Get up an hour early on 
Sunday. I reahze that Sunday is 
set aside for sleepmg in. But 

many people take this to the 
extreme, even getting more 
sleep than they need. If you try 
waking up one horn" earlier than 
usual on Sunday, you will prob- 
ably feel more alert the rest of 
the day. And you gained an hour 
of productive time. 

Study in the library. If you 
study in your room, friends with 
less homework than you will be 
there to distract you. Libraries 
suppress fun on purpose. Take 
advantage of the oppressive 
atmosphere; youll want to get 
your studies done as quickly as 
possible. You'll probably be able 
to concentrate better too. 

National depression screening day coming up 

People say college is sup- 
posed to be "the time of your 
life." You meet friends that last 
a lifetime and have the free- 
dom to do what you want. But 
for many, college life can be 
difficult. Many students are 
left feeling stressed, anxious, 
disconnected, and alone. 

In order to help students 
cope, Counseling & Testing 
and the School of Education 
and Psychology at Southern 
Adventisl University are now 
offering education and screen- 
ings for a range of common 
emotional conditions that 
often go undiagnosed and are 

If you or someone you know 
have symptoms including sad- 
ness, anger, stress, weeping, 
fatigue, constant worrying, 
nightmares, or yo-yoing 
between being elated and 
being down. National 
Depression Screening Day can 
help you figure out what is 

"Students need to under- 
stand that depression and anx- 
iety are not character flaws or 
personal weaknesses, They are 
illnesses that are highly 
responsive to treatment. If 
you have not been feeling like 
yourself lately, you should 
come and take a free, anony- 
mous screening," said Dr. Jim 
Wampler, director of counsel- 
ing & testing. 

Counseling and Testing and 
the School of Education and 
Psychology will be offering 
free, confidential screenings 
for depression, bipolar disor- 
ders, anxiety, and post-trau- 
matic stress disorders. At the 
screening, you will fill out a 
questionnaire and talk with a 
counselor about your personal 
situation. Even if you don't 
have a mood or anxiety disor- 
der and are just going through 
a couple of bad days, you are 
invited to come take advantage 
of the program and learn about 
what services are available on 
campus. You may learn some- 
thing that will help you or a 
friend in the future. 

Questions you might be 
asked at the screening event 


Have you lost pleasure in 
things you used to enjoy? 

Do you have trouble sleep- 
ing or eating? 

Does your mood fluctuate 
between overly "high" to sad 
and hopeless? 

Are you keyed up and anx- 
ious all the time? 

Are you having nightracures 
about something that hap- 
pened in the past? 

The screenings and infor- 
mation sessions are being held 
Thursday, October 7, from 
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the 
Student Center and noon to 6 
p.m. in the residence hall lob- 
bies. Call Counseling & 
Testing at 2782 for more infor- 

Christian music review 

Relient K. This band is tlie 
standard for any Cliristian 
punk band. Their style can be 
compared with Blinlt 182, 
Fountains of Wayne, Kids In 
The Way, etc. Distinctive to 
Relient K is their ability to 
incorporate humorous lyrics 
while keeping a sense of spiri- 
tual depth. Their most recent 
album, "Two Lefts Don't 
Make A Right... But Three 
Do," rips through 15 tracks, 
with tjTjical punk-like style. 
Not much has changed in 
relationship to their first two 
albums. If you enjoyed them 
you will find a nice home in 
"Two Lefts..." 

My synopsis: Relient K 
continues to find ways to 
incorporate sarcastic humor 
into their lyrics. Their style 
finds little change and contin- 

ues to be the forerunner of 
Christian punk bands. And I 
did hear a few good songs on 
the album. However, if you do 
not like punk, their style will 
only give you a headache. This 
album seemed to lack the 
diversity of softer and harder 
songs that their first two 
albums had. 

Rating; I give this album a 

In memory of Allison Titus 

There's a bench outside of 
Brock Hall. It's all wood, with 
some design work on its front. 
It's tucked back just off the 
patb. Maybe you've seen it. 
Perhaps you've even sat on it. 
But do you really know why it's 
tllere? If you've looked closely 
you might have read the 
inscription that's on one of the 
bncks in front of it-but even 
that only teUs half the story. 

"In Memory of Allison Titus 
3/15/75 - 1/27/96" is all the 
engraved brick says. But to me 
It says much more. It's hard for 
me to teU about Allison ivithout 
best fnends-I was not. I had 
known AlUson for over a year 
and-a-half. We'd worked 
together m the Joumahsm & 
Pubhc Relations department 
office and taken a class or two 
together. The life she li™d 

touched mine, and her pres- 
ence still lingers in a small cor- 
ner of campus where the bench 
now stands. 

In the February 8, 1996 issue 
of the "Southern Accent," some 
of her best friends reminisced 
about her. "Allison loved 
adventure," said then Accent 
co-editor Stacy Spaulding 
DeLay. "I remember her going 
bungee jumpmg...white-water 
rafting...caving..." Indeed this 
was not a girl who let too much 
wasted time go by. 

For someone to make a real 
difference m your life is quite 
an accomphshmem. For some- 
one whom you didn't know very 
weU to do this Ls extraordinary 
indeed. But this is what Alhson 
did to my life, i can no longer 

look at life nnr -, J 

, , "is-uor a wooden 
bench the same way as I did 
before I met Alhson. Herhvely 

personality and her love for life 
infected mine. 

K you've never been to 


of the week 

Who should the 
next hurricane be 
named after? 

Ricardo or 
Jimenez. Or a 
name. ..Hurricane Olga." 


It Should be 
named Jeanetia 
because I had a 
beast of a girl 
on my Softball 
team growing 
up. Her mom 

was our coach and she was a 

beast too." 



"Kerry, because 
he will be the 
next natural dis- 

Alhson's bench before, I ^' 
you to go and sit. SitandtMJj 
about what you want to get 
of hfe and what you want 
give to life. Sit, and when yo« 

think yon know what you «^ 
todo,godoit. GoUveoutyoW 

dreams, with enthusiasm » 
vigor. Go make every m"""^ 
count. Go live, go lauS^ ^ 

THURSDAY, September 30, 2004 

The Southern Accent 7 

Andrew Bermudez 
Opinion Editor 


Letter to the editor 

Its kind of sad to see that 
this year's election is not so 
much about which candidate 
to vote for, but which candi- 
date NOT to vote for. All I've 
seen so far in the Bush/Kerry 
debate (or the not-Kerry/not- 
Bush debate) is why the other 
candidate would make a terri- 
ble President. And now this 
has spread to the Accent as 
well Our Head-to-Head 
columnists haven't told us. 
what their respective candi- 
dates will do if elected, but 
after last week's article, we 
are sure of one thing: they are 
both politicians. 

So what is there to look for- 
ward to? Lauritzen discovers 
a secret memo from Bush out- 
lining plans to invade Iran? 
Morse digs up photos of Kerry 
posing with the Viet-Cong? 

I'm sure I speak for at least a 
few people when I say, "We 
don't care." Give us some- 
thing we can't already find on 
the news channel in the 
Student Center, like a list of 
states where our votes can 
actually make a difference 
(Tennessee, Florida, and 
Michigan, to name a few), or 
information about absentee 
ballots, or maybe, and this 
might be going too far, an out- 
line of each candidate's plat- 

Anyone can parrot dirty 
politics, but can anybody be 
bold enough to support their 
candidate instead of trashing 
the other one? I guess we'll 
find out. 

Derick Anderson 

j An Adv entist standard 

I Matt Lucio , . . , , 

j Opinion Columnist gentleman runnmg a certam something, but then you will 

I booth who, upon discovering I assume a whole new slew of 

We have high standards in wanted to go into the ministry, stereotypes. 

this church! You were remind- immediately asked me, "So, On the other hand, I submit 

ed of them two weeks ago in you find any good nursing that the best way to fight 

the Accent, but I am deter- majors yet?" He was so caught stereotypes is to go along with 

mined to end the debate on up in laughing at his own joke them. Seriously! Imagine if 

them. Lest you forget, they he didn't notice the look of every Adventist really did eat 

often go like this: "nursing death I was practicing on him. tofu and speak with "thee's" 

have to marry theology Well, maybe it wasn't so dra- and "thou's." All of the 

," "theology and art matic on my part, but what else Adventist people at the General 

don't mix," and "com- canyon do? Conference who invent stereo- 

Don't just say it, 
print it. 

Respond to 

Andrew Bermudez, Opinion Editor 

puter majors... 
well they're just off 
by themselves. Or 

Adventists think. 
Many are con- 
vinced that to 

break one of these "rules' 

"I submit that the best way to 

fight stereotypes is to go along 

with them. Seriously!" 

types would be 
shocked that we 
actually went along 
with it. The G.C. 
Office for 

Stereotypes would 

then shut down and 

we would all be free. 

As the standard for stereo- 
types is now, there isn't much 
hope. Personally, I am utterly 

So what can we do to combat 

akin to breaking the Ten such stereotypes as "Southern 

Commandments or one of the Matrimony College" and 

27 fundamental beliefs. This is "Lovers Lane University" 

simply not so - it's actually (Loma Linda)? You could rebel appalled that, 

closer to eafing meat! against them like many have, major, my wife simply must be 

I was attending an ASI However, this seldom seems to a nursing major and play the 

(Adventist layman- Services truly work. If you are an piano. Come on, we all know 

and Industries) convention Adventist, you are stereotyped she's going to be pre-med and 

some time ago and was touring one way or the other. The only play guitar, 

the exhibits of all sorts of min- way to truly get away from God Bless! 

istries there. I came upon one them is become Baptist or Doc Lucio 

Dude, where's my vote? 

Head to head: left vs. right 

Don't knock a good thing! 


\u Lauritzen 
11 October 2002, 

1 the heels of fhe most 

election in 

merican histoiy. Congress passed the Help 

merica Vote Act. It was a sweeping $3.8 bil- 

311 piece of legislation meant to encourage 

ate? to implement voting reforms. 

Mush with their newfound wealth, many 

ates clamored to buy new touch screen vot- 

I ing machines— the supposed wave of the elec- 

I toral fliture. America was ready to put hang- 

|ing, dimpled, and yes, even pregnant chads 

■behind her. Certainly, these new electronic 

voting machines would be the solution to our 

I electoral woes, wouldn't th^? 

Certainly not. A number of problems 
[ plague the electronic voting machines. First, 
) standard against which to test a 
' given machine. An electronic voting machine 
is deemed acceptable or unacceptable with no 
basis except the whim of an election certifica- 
tion company representative. 

These representatives are supposedly inde- 
pendent, but are paid to do the certification by 
voting machine vendors and sign confidentied- 
ily agreements with them. Executives at two of 
the three major vendors have made significant 
•^^"ipaign contributions to the Republican 

A second problem with electronic voting 
•nachmes is their lack of a printed record of 
"le vote. This brings up several issues. How do 
voters know their vote is being recorded accu- 
^tely? If potential voters don't trust the voting 
■ system, wiU they even turn out to vote? What 

happens if the need for a manual recount aris- 

Last January, a local election in Florida's 
Broivard and Palm Beach counties saw 10,844 
votes cast in one race with Ellyn Bogdanoff 
winning by just 12 votes. Florida law requires 
results that close to be verified by a manual 
recount, but because all precincts had used 
paperless electronic voting machines, a 
recount was impossible. 

A diird problem with electronic voting 
machines is their vuberability to mechanical 
glitches and human tampering. During tests of 
Maryland's new voting machines this sum- 
mer^ hackers were able to breech die "secure" 
software and change votes within just ten 

Another recent case saw 5,352 Indiana vot- 
ers mexplicably cast 144.000 votes. Still 
another instance found Virginia voting 
machines subti^cting votes fi-om a candidate's 
total rather than adding to it. This is hardly tiie 
voting reform Congress had in mind. 

So whafs the solution to the intricacies of 
voting reform? The Caltech/MIT Voting 
Technology Project was set up just after the 
2000 election to answer that very question. It 
found tiiat optical scanning technology pro- 
duced the roost accurate election results. 
Small wonder, though. TTie/ve been using 
that for years on standardized tests such as tiie 
SAT. Shouldn't we afford our countiys elec- 
tions the same accuracy? 

Brian Lauritzen 

Timothy Morse 

The Presidential election of 2000. 
It was an experience in drama and 
nit-picking that has prompted count- 
less jokes when we meet people 
named Chad. It was an experience 
that has prompted countless demon- 
strations and court hearings. It was 
an experience that made some people 
doubt and belabor our electoral sys- 
tem. It was an experience that has 
prompted commercials that encour- 
aged voters in Florida to "press just a 
little harder." But was it such a horri- 
ble event? Did it detract from the 
election process? Did it show the need 
for changes? Did it? 

Not really. Our election system and 
the way we vote are just fine. Oh sure, 
everything needs a little tune-up 
every once in a while, but the system 
itself doesn't gum up. It's the people 
that use it. 

During the 2000 election, some 
complained that the ballots given to 
voters were too complex and confus- 
ing, causing some votes to be cast for 
"the wrong candidate." When the 
exact same ballots were given to a 
group of fourth graders and they were 
instructed to vote for specific candi- 
dates, nearly 95 percent of them 
punched their ballots correctly. So 
sue me, I'm going to ruffle some 
feathers with what I'm about to say. 

but I think it's true. If you can't func- 
tion on a high enough intellectual 
level to be able to punch a simple bal- 
lot card, then you don't deserve to he 
picking the person to lead this coun- 

Do you want to know the real prob- 
lem with elections in this country? 
Someone has to lose. And it's always 
the loser who thinks he's been slight- 
ed, it's always the loser who has to 
look for even the sliglitest crack to 
give him a second chance. It's always 
the loser that drags the defeat out 
until the end. The problem with our 
electoral system is not the system 
itself, but those that think the system 
only works if it works in their favor. 
Selfishness and arrogance is what 
made the 2000 election drag on for 
the duration that it did. Take out 
those, elements and you have an elec- 
toral system that puts others in this 
world to shame. Mbc the greed, lust 
for power, and reftisal to lose gra- 
ciously back into the elections, and 
you've got what the rest of the world 
laughed at for years. 

Don't knock a good thing. The sys- 
tem works, it has worked, and it will 
continue to work as long as the people 
using it don't become so inept as to 
inadvertently make a shambles of it. 

Timothy Morse 

8 The Southern Accent 

Thursday, September 30 

Melissa Turner 
Religion Editor 


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Megan Brauner 

Destiny Drama Company 
held its first annual cast and 
crew retreat on the weekend of 
Sept, 17-19. The 14 member 
company spent the weekend 
participating in team-building 
activitias and getting acquaint- 

"I think both the cast and 
crew is a good match," said Kari 
Wright, .=iecond-year cast mem- 
ber. "We're all really different 
people, but I think we can work 
well together, despite the differ- 

Director Maria Sager is excit- 
ed about the up-coming season. 

"The spirituality of this group 
has grown over the last year, and 
I feel that everyone on board for 
this year has a desire to continue 
to grow," said Sager. "I feel that 
the retreat unified us spiritually, 
making us a stronger ministry." 

Desliny Drama Company is 

celebrating its 25th anniversaiy 
this year. 

"It's so awesome that our 
ministry has been part of this 
campus for 25 years," said 
Simone DaSiiva, another sec- 
ond-year cast member. "I'm psy^ 

Members of the crew are: 
Renee Baumgartner, props, 
Jenna Hutauruk, public rela- 
tions, Micah Koga, web design, 
Ben Mitzelfelt, stage manager, 
and Megan Brauner, journalist. 

Cast members are: Stella de 
Brito, Simone DaSilva, Brandon 
Khams, Jonnie Owen, Sonya 
Reaves, Alex Spearman, Ben 
Stitzer, and Kari Wright. 

Crew positions still open are 
lighting technician, develop- 
ment, and photojoumalist. Pick 
up an application in the Campus 
Ministries office today! 

For more information on the 
company, visit Destiny's website 

Praise the Lord 

The Student Association 
along with Campus Ministries 
sponsored a trip to Century, 
Fla. to help with the disaster 
response group from the 
Florida Conference. 

Century is a small town 
about 30 minutes away from 
Pensacola, off the border of 
Alabama. The town was out of 
electricity since hurricane Ivan 
hit, except for the main strip 
were City Hall was located. The 
Mayor, Evelyn Hammond, was 
praying for someone to come 
assist them to rebuild and get 
back on their feet. Tlie Disaster 
Response team was pra\nng for 
God to lead them to a pUice 
that needed much help. The 
state then called the team and 
suggested Century, Fla. They in 
turn asked Southern Adventist 
University for assistance, and 
14 volunteers jumped at the 

opportunity to minister. 

The trip was a great bless- 
ing, not only for those that suf- 
fered loss due to hurricane 
Ivan, but also for those who 
volunteered to help. The peo- 
ple of Century, Fla were grate- 
ful that students were there to 
help pass out food, ice and 
water, and to repair the roofs. 
We had the opportunity to 
minister to those who have 
never heard of the SDA church, 
and to make friends mth the 
people of Century. 

We were motivated by the 
Bible text found in Matthew 
25:40, where Jesus says that 

■ .inasmuch as you did it to 
one of the least of these Mv 
brethren, you did it unto Me." 
And although trees were do%vn 
and roofs were damaged, tlie 
Pwple of Centmy, Fla learned 

and understood that they can 
still "Praise the Urd". 

It seemed \ 
. ily one who noticed this dis- 
cussion. Everyone else was 
letting THAT on preoccupied with cell phone 
shouted the stalky conversations and their morn- 
ing papers. 

I, however, was astonished 
at this man who had such ani- 
mosity for a woman he had 
never met. The young woman 
wasn't wearing a head cover- 
ing, but she did look Arab, and 
for this reason ali 
seated next to m 
contempt for her. 

For a moment I thought I 
was transported back in time 
to an era where segregation 
was common in our country. I 
never imagined that in 2004, 
hatred and bigotry for those 
unlike one's self would still be 
so prevalent. 

Stereotypes like "all Arabs 

the plan 

man next to me as he jolted 
me from my daydream at the 
O'Hare airport in Chicago. He 
was directing his question 
towards the ticket agent who 
had just been handed the tick- 
et of a woman boarding a 
flight to North Carolina. The 
"That" was not an animal or 
an oversized package; instead 
it was a well-dressed woman 
running to catch her plane. 

The man followed up his 
comment with another state- 
ment even more vicious than 
the first. "I won't get on a 
flight with that," he stated. 
The bewildered attendant 
seemed hesitant to respond 
but then told the man, "She's 
going to Greensboro." For the 
moment he was silenced, as 
his flight was bound for 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

against humanity. Each „„ 

son m this world is an indilrtd: 
ual mth hopes and dream! 
Whether born in r. ' 
Baghdad. Beifng ""'■ 

Birmingham e'very„ .' 

deserves to be treated 'irin 
dignity and respect. As Unite 
Nations Secretary Gener,, 
Kofi Annan stated, "Notl,i„, 

can be more dangerous to our 
efforts to build peace and 
le me man development than a world 
voiced his divided along religious, ethnic 
or cultural lines. In each 
nation, and among all nations, 
we must work to promote 
unity based on our shared 

I will probably never see 
the man seated next to me 
again, but I hope that some- 
where on his flight throngb 
this life he will unload his bag- 
are terrorists," are unsubstan- gage of bigotry and find peace 
tiated and hurtful. Jews, in sharing the journey with i 
Christians, and Muslims have fellow traveler, 
all had people from their 
faiths commit heinous crimes 

People of the Book 

What type of Christian are 
you? Ever stopped to think 
about it? Recently I've been 
thinking about it a lot. I've 
really begun to evaluate what 
type of Christian I am. Now, I 
don't mean that I'm trying to 
figure out if I'm a good or bad 
Christian; what I'm trying to 
find out is what type of 
Christian I am. The key to 
answering this question lies in 
what 1 consider my rule of faith 
and practice. What do I beheve 
and why? 

Seventh-day Adventists 
used to be known as the 
"People of the Book." What an 
honor to be known as 
ChrisHans who are dedicated to 
the Bible! Unfortunately I 
rarely hear this said of us any- 
more. In fact, until recently I 
never even knew we once had 
that title. It seems to me that 
we have strayed from our solid 
foundafions. Instead of being 
Bible Christians, we are Max 
Lucado Christians, C.S. Leivis 
Chnshans or even Ellen White 
Christians. -While these may all 
have their o%™ value, their 
greatest value must be in 
greeting us back to the Bible, 
"we spend more time reading 
bout the Bible than actuSy 
reading ,t, we are in danger of 
booming something othe 

than sola scriptura Christians. 

Paid had similar problems 
with the Christians in Corinth 
(1 Corinthians 3:1-11). Some 
said they followed Paul, while 
others claimed to follow 
Apollos. Paul told them that 
both he and Apollos were only 
servants and that they needed 
to have Jesus Christ as their 
true foundation. If our desire 
is to have Christ as our founda- 
tion, then our rule of faith must 
be based on His written word 
to us: the Bible. 

I'm not saying throw out all 
your devotional and inspira- 
tional books, but at least set 
them aside long enough to see 
what the Bible itself has to say. 
Or take what they have to say 

and compare it to what the I 
Bible actually says (Acts 17:13). [ 
We cripple ourselves when w 
limit our knowledge of the I 
Bible to what others say about I 
it. Our dependence on sourca I 
outside the Bible has negatively I 
influenced our teaching (yes, | 
even here at Southern), [ 
ing and personal lives. 
3:15 tells us to always be pre- 1 
pared to give the reason for 01 
hope. Quoting Ellen White (c 
anyone else) doesn't cut it; w 
need to be able to give our rea 
sons straight from the Bible. 

I encourage you to join nie | 
in a return to the E" 
maybe one day we will ontt| 
again be known as the "P* 
of the Book." 

Church Schedule 


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CoUegedale Community 

Collegedale Spanish-American 




McDonald Road - 

New Life 


Orchard Park 

Standifer Gap 

10:45 a 

9:00 & 11:31"' 
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Thursday, September 30, 2004 

The Southern Accent 9 

Matthew Janetzko 
Sports Editor 


Brvce Martin 


I-rom the beginning of the 
;i.une. it was clear that Team 
! riendly brought the lumber 
jiul simply came out swing- 
ing They opened with eight 
runs in the first inning and 
ni.'\er looked back en on the 
\\a\ to a 16-2 victory over the 
jiiexiously unbeaten Patriots. 
I.indsey Ford got things going 
e,irl\. cracking a moon shot 
home run to deep left field. 
She also hit a double in the 
fourth to fan the flames of the 
Patriots' problems. Team 
Friendly wasn't done yet, as 

they continued to tattoo the 
ball. Heidi Reiner stopped, 
dropped, and rolled into 
home plate to cap scoring for 
Team Friendly. Yaiza Del 
Valle added a home run in the 
first as well. Cheered on by a 
foam-fingered fan, Carrie 
Carman played well for the 
Patriots, scoring a run in the 
first. However, the story of the 
game was Ford, as well as the 
fact that Team Friendly 
played with only seven peo- 
ple. "We really hustled out 
there tonight," Ford said after 
the game. Team Friendly 
moves to 5-1 with the win. 

Brawlers vs. Hustlers 2s 

Matthew Rumsey 

Staff Write h 

On Wednesday, September 
22, Softball intramurals saw 
the Brawlers up against the 
Hustlers 2S. In the second 
inning, Matt Stevens of the 
Brawlers uprooted second 
base on a slide. During the 
third inning, Hustlers' Bryan 
Geach was able to bring in 
Justin Carter for a run when 

an outfielder, who wished to 
remain anonymous, missed 
Geach's fly. In the fifth inning, 
Joey Giampa of the Brawlers 
struggled between first and 
second as the basemen threw 
the ball back and forth. He 
finally took second when first 
baseman John Locke missed a 
catch. Also during the fifth 
inning, John Locke brought in 
nan outfield- 

er failed to catch the ball. 
Locke was also able to score 
by taking bases from two 
overthrows. But those runs 
were not able to secure a win 
for the Hustlers, who were 
beaten by the Brawlers. The 
final score was 16-5. That 
brings the Hustlers to a 3-1 
record. The Brawlers have two 
wins and three losses. 


Softball season ends with all-nighter 


ist anticipated night of 
the Softball season is coming. On 
S:iturday, Oct. 2, at 8:15 p.m. the 
Ail Night Softball Tournament \vill 
kuk uff. Twenty-three teams ^vill 
bf whittled doivn to one champion, 
excited about it because 
;rybody comes out, and all of the 
players' A-games come out, 
id it impresses the ladies," said 
lataniel Reyes, captain of the 
lustlers I and senior psychology 

will start using 
bnOi Southern's and Collegedale 
Aiademy's softball diamonds. The 
ai-.idi.-tny's fields \%'ill be used until 
thf.-ri.- are more teams to play on 
th<,-ni. The rest of the night will be 
ff-n used on the fields behind the 
^■iily^e Market 

llie tournament will \veed out 
i witii double eliminatioD- 
looses twice, they are out 
the tournament. Each batter will 
wed one pitch. Each 
et two outs per inning until 
the- seventh where each team gets 

New tie breaking rules will also 
be implemented this year, said Dr. 
John Pangman, intramurals direc- 
tor. The batter who gets out last in 
the seventh inning will s 

the tournament. For 
people, the regular 
practice for the big night. 

"Regular season is improving 
team and getting ready for All 

ond base the nevt inning. If the Night SoftbaU.- Reyes said. 
game L. tied after that inning, the For others, it's about rooting for 

last batter who gets out will start on 
third base. The following innings 
will continue with the same format. 
No matter what your record in 
the regular season, all teams will be 

Thursday, September 30 





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11. Worry 

12. Reside 

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32. Western film 

33. Women have 

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Netgear RP614A Cable/DSL 
Router mth 4-pGrt 10/100 
Switch. Works great. Handy if 
you have more than 1 comput- 
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■ Thursday, October 7 

Volume 60, Issue 5 

Victims still 
frustrated after 
Thatcher theft 

Omar Bourne 

The victims of last month's under- 
wear theft in Thatcher Hall are unhap- 
j)y with the way Campus Safety and 
^CoUegedale Police are handling the 

"It's been three weeks since we've 
heard anything from anyone," said 
Maria Robberson, one of the victims. 
•"It's a creepy feeling to know that the 
person is still out there." 

Eddie Avant, director of Campus 
Bafety, said the investigation has been 
turned over to the Collegedale Police 

one has been charged. 

Sergeant Eston Pyle of the 
Collegedale Police Department said 
"there are no new leads in the case. 

Campus Safety officials are confi- 
dent in the current security system, but 
met last week to discuss ways in which 
they could upgrade the level of security 
on campus. Among measures discussed 
were working with landscape services 
to plant tall shrubs around buildings on 
campus and the possibility of upgrad- 
ing the hghting system on University 

"The measures that we have taken 
are adequate to protect students, teach- 
ers, and staff here at Southern," Avant 

Dean of Women Sharon Engel is also 
confident in the security system. 

"I think our safety is good here in the 
dormitory, how the guy got in was a 
fluke; I think he is scared to try it 

The victims have written a three- 
page letter to the school's administra- 
tion about the situation and have yet to 
receive a reply ft-om President Bietz or 
campus safety. 

President Bietz said he received the 
letter but has not replied because the 
administration is still developing a pro- 
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Hundreds compete in Triathlon 

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More than 200 racers competed in 
last weekend's 21st annual Cohutta 
Springs Triathlon. People from across 
the country tested their skills and train- 
ing in swimming, road-biking and run- 

"A half-mile may not look that far 
when you're standing on the shore, but 
trust me, it's a long way to swim," said 
Anthony Vera Cruz, one of the 
triathlon's coordinators. 

Following the swimming portion, 
contestants hurriedly changed into rid- 
ing clothes and pedaled 18 miles before 
running four more miles to the finish 

The triathlon's quickest time was 
posted by Kevin Richardson of 
Ringgold, Ga., with a time of i:27-42. _^ 

"I'm a mediocre swimmer at best, 
Richardson said. "Because of my bad 

knee, I never run at all except in actual 
races, but I'm pretty fast on a bicycle, 
and that's where I make up all my 
time." Richardson said competitors 
especially enjoy the Cohutta triathlon 
because the course and distances are 
identical every year, allowing racers to 
know exactly how they have improved 
or regressed in each area. 

The fastest participant in the 
women's division was Heidi Smith of 
Alpharetta, Ga. Smith crossed the fin- 
ish line with a time of 1:31:17- Smith 
said she has the opportunity to train 
quite regularly for races by working at 
her local YMCA. 

"I'm actually here in support of some 
of ray students who also did the race," 
Smith said. 

Smith races in several triathlons a 
year, including grueling half and full 
Iron-man competitions. 

The entire race operation ran 
smoothly, with the exception of some 

technical errors with a newly integrated 
computerized chip system. Each racer 
wore a small computer chip system in a 
leg band. Sensors at the starting and 
finish lines and at transition points 
along the racetrack recorded when each 
competitor passed, giving up to the 
minute standings and intervals 
between racers. However, errors in 
data entry awarded trophies to racers 
who should not have won and excluded 
others who had faster times. Student 
Services is being tasked with sorting 
through each competitor's time, deter- 
mining who should have placed where 
and reissuing trophies through the 

"I'm really pleased with the way 
things went overall and I think every- 
body had a good time, but its just frus- 
trating to have to go through all this 
extra trouble because of some stupid 
mistakes," said Kari Schultz, director of 
student services. 

Campus News 

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"Liberty is the only thing 

that you cannot have 
unless you are willing to 
give it to others" 
-William Allen White 

Thursday, Octobert^^qoI 

Deans crack down on 
falsified leave slips 

incident does 

"I have not answered their let- 
ter yet," Biet2 said. "We have not 
voted for a recommendation 
through the council to complete 
all the changes that need to take 
place, but the issues have been 

■e also upset they 
had to notify their parents about 
the incident themselves, 

"If I had come in the dorm 
drunk my parents would have 
been called that 
Cassandra Bolejack said. 

Robberson and Bolejack feel 
the incident is not being taken 
seriously because only under- 
wear was stolen from their 

"If it was a computer that was 
stolen, I'm sure something more 
would have been done," Bolejack 

Others are still concerned 
about student safety. 

"I would have been scared if I 
were them because something 
worse could have happened," 
said Jessica Williams, a senior 
theology major. 

Ilobberson and Bolejack do 
not understand what type of per- 
son would break into their room 
and only steal their underwear. 
Dean lingel however, has an idea. 

"The person is either a cross 
dresser or a pervert." 

Despite her strong comments, 
Engel regrets that this incident 
ever took place, 

"I am so Sony that this hap- 
pened," Engcl snid. "We try to 
keep the young ladies as safe as 
possible and we will continue to 
do what we um to make tliis 
dorm a safe place to be." 


^o^iT^idents know all 

violates Southern's 
leave policies. 

about weekend leaves- many deception is use of cell phones 

students regularly fill them out instead of land-lines; it is easy 

to take a break from campus to write on a leave that a host 

life However, Thatcher Hall has no land-line and then go 

deans have noticed a growing somewhere else, 

problem with falsification of Engel said it is important for 

leaves, leading to an amplified residents to provide correct 

effort to uncover students who contact information in case of a 

lie about weekend destinations famUy emergency. 

Southern goes wireless 

need to go to the browser then 
to traffic, which will redirect 
them to the registration page. 
Information Systems has Students will only need to reg- 

made it possible for Southern ister on time, said Mihaescu, 

students to access the Internet "I 

through a new wireless net- 
work. It will be accessible all 
over the campus from the 
promenade to the ball fields. 

"Our goal is to help the stu- 
dents be able to communicate 
well and to reach their academ- 
ic goals while they study here," 
said Doru Mihaescu, associate 
director of digital networking. 

A wireless network gives 
users the ability to access the 
Internet without connecting a 
phone line or network cable to 
their computers. Students can 
access the wireless network by 
providing their Southern user 
name and password. When 
they are on tlieir laptop they 

very excited that is 
now available for students," 
said Isaac Sendros, Southern 
senior. "It will definitely sim- 
plify my life." 

"I am always running all 
over the campus, so it will be 
convenient not to have to find a 
hook up for my laptop all the 
time," said Heidi Reiner, sen- 
ior public relations major at 

Residents are surprised 
when deans or student workers 
call to verify their where abouts 
on weekend leaves, Engel said. 
"It might upset them a Uttle 

Magdiely Peiia, junior psy- 
chology major, said she does 
not expect a follow-up call 
when she leaves for the week- 

leave slips. 

"Over the years, we have 
always spot-checked peaves]," 
said Sharon Engel, dean of 

Though many are fi-ustrated 
with the strict policy, which 
includes restrictions on where 
or with whom residents may 
stay, especially in the 
Chattanooga area, Engel said it 
is in students' best interest. 

"My biggest reason is I want 
them to be safe," Engel said. "If down and she thinks it's 
[residents] lie on their leave it's they are concerned for resi- 
because they're up to no good, dents' safety. However, she 
most generally." said it is a step back firom being 

Engel said she, o±er deans, at home, where her word is 
and office manager Beverly trusted. 
Rawson often catch residents "I'm 20 years old," said 
staying at places that are clear- Pena. "I figure that they're 
ly off limits, like a boyfriend's going to trust me a little bit 
apartment or a motel, which more than that." 

Pena said she understands 
why the deans are cracking 

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From outside the glass door, 
you could have easily mistaken 
them for any group of friends 
engaged in conversation as 
tliey lounged in comfy chairs. 
On their side of the glass how- 
ever, an experimental class 
scrutinized concepts of identi- 
ty, roles in society and academ- 

The fourteen students, gath- 
ered in the student center pool- 
room, are all freshman 
involved in a pilot class taught 
by Lisa Clark Diller, associate 
professor of History. 

Tlie First Year Seminar class 
focuses students towards 
"developing themselves for citi- 
zenship in church, school and 
society," said Diller. 

creating this open com- 
munity of learning early on in a 
students career, Diller hopes to 
help freshman anticipate the 
demands of academic Ufe as 
they plan for the ftiture. 

_ 1 Kirkland, a freshman 
historj' major, already has a 
goal for the class. "I'm not a 
terribly get-involved type of 

person, and hopefully this class the faculty requested this 

will push me to break out of my experiment to discover the via- 

comfort zone a little," Kirkland bility of further implementing 

said. "Now, I can walk down similar courses at Southern, 
the promenade and wave at The proactive nature of the 

[other participants] like First Year Seminar attempts to 

friends. You know a little about deter failure. Students are 

their backgrounds and their familiarized with university life 

future hopes, and that's nice." so they can better anticipate 

Compelled by studies that and avoid the pitfalls that may 

show enrollment in academic land them in a last-chance class 

success classes greatly con- like Academic Power Tools, 
tribute to a freshman's success. 

Soakin' up the sun 

HURSDAY, October 7, 2004 


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jcheology students dig in Hazor, Israel 

P^^^ Sanford 

Southern Adventist 

laniversity archaeology students 

avated Hazor this past sum- 

cf on a dig that lasted from 

[une 21 through August 3- 

"It has been our goal to work 
u Israel for several years. 
Collaborating with the Hebrew 
J^iversity of Jerusalem at the 
largest Old Testament site in 
Israel was a thrilling experience 
Cid brought far-reaching 
reu ards for training archaeology 
students at Southern," said Dr. 
Michael Hasel, director of the 
School of Archaeology. 

Hazor is a city that is men- 
tioned in several places in the 
Bible. It was built before the 
itinie of Joshua, refortified by 
'*So!umon and expanded by 
Ahab- One of the biggest finds of 
the dig ■vvas the discovery, by a 
Southern student, of a figurine 
of .Vsherah the fertility goddess, 
who )s mentioned in the Old 

Testament in connection with 
another more famous pagan god 
named Baal whom Ahab and 
Jezebel were known to have 
worshiped her and this was tan- 
gible evidence that these prac- 
tices went on a Hazor too. 

"Its head and arms were 
missing, but I recognized it 
immediately because of the 
paper I had just written on 
cult(s) in ancient Israel," said 
Giselle Hasel a graduate student 
at Southern. 

Students were involved in all 
facets of the work, from washing 
pottery to processing and 
recording of artifacts. 

"It was hard and grueling 
work, but it was well worth it. 
What an incredible experience!" 
said Chris Chadwick, senior 
archaeology major. 

Next year plans are being laid 
for the Institute of Archaeology 
to participate in another a\cava- 
tion season at Hazor. 

University Drive stairs restored 

Photo by Sonya R 
set of stairs by Daniel's Hall that leads to the 
1 Industrial Drive Monday afternoon. 

Former Southern student 
charged with guitar thefts 

Don Ca 

Ryan Clark, a former stu- 
dent at Southern, has been 
charged \vith theft of items of 
over $1000 value and filing a 
false police report, both 
felonies, and was taken to the 
Hamilton County Jail, accord- 
■og to a Collegedale Police 
press release. 

The arrest was connected 
™ a theft of several guitars 
"111 amps from the Tennessee 
"•ate apartments on universi- 
ty drive. 

According to the press 

"lease, Clark confessed to 

*^mg multiple guitars and 

^y amp after the apartment's 

Wilents, allowed Clark t» 

spend the night. The residents 
refused to comment on the 
situation. Clark also admitted 
to lying about his own guitar 
being stolen in an attempt to 
avoid becoming suspect to the 

Clark, now released on 
$8,000 bond was not imme- 
diately available for comment. 

"Mr. Clark has been for- 
mally charged and his court 
date is set for December, said 
Eddie Avant, director ot 
Campus Safety. 

Investigators are asking 
any students who have had 
guitars or other musica^ 
iquipment stolen to con^ct 
fte Collegedale Police 

Tennessee Adventist sues for 
religious discrimination 

Elizabethton resident Terry 
Johnson is suing his former 
employer, AFG Industries, 
clauning he was fired for keep- 
ing the Sabbath. 

Before being sent out of state 
on a project, Johnson claims he 
informed his supervisor of his 
religious beliefs, including his 
Sabbath-keeping. Johnson 
asked for Sabbath off, however, 
his supervisor refused and 

would not allow him to switch 
days with another employee. 
Johnson was sent on the proj- 
ect, did not work on Sabbath, 
and was terminated when he 
returned to work in Tenn., 
according to the Associated 

AFG industries is a large sup- 
plier of specialty glass products 
for building construction. 

The AP reports that the Equal 
Employment Opportunity 

Commission, filing on behalf of 

Johnson, is seeking compensa- 
tory and punitive damages in 
addition to back pay. Johnson is 
also seeking an injunction 
against AFG to prevent them 
from discriminating against 
other employees on the grounds 
of their religion. 

John Bowles, associate gen- 
eral counsel of AFG, said he 
could not comment on the situa- 
tion when the AP contacted him, 
because his company had not 
yet been served with the suit. 

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Increased icheney, Edwards back after verbal boxing 

diversity in 
US Senate 


Voters this fail could talte 
small steps toward increased 
diversity in the Senate, 

After the election, the 
chamber will have its first 
blac!( member in six years, and 
the possibility exists that one 
or two Hispanic candidates 
could end a quarter-century 
absence of Latino representa- 

Five female senators are up 
for re-election in November, 
and three women are running 
for open seats. The current 
composition of the Senate 
includes a record 14 women, a 
number unlikely to get bigger. 

At least one of the 34 Senate 
races this year is guaranteed to 
send a minority candidate to 
Washington. In Illinois, two 
black candidates _ Democratic 
state legislator Barack Obama 
and former ambassador Alan 
Keyes, a Republican _ hope to 
replace GOP Sen. Peter 
Fitzgerald, who is not seeking 
a second term. One certainty 
will not change; The Senate 
will continue to be dominated 
overwhelmingly by white 

"It's the most exclusive 
white men's club in the world, 
and that power is given up very 
reluctantly," said Debbie 
Walsh, director of the Center 
for American Woman and 
Politics at Rutgers University. 
"That and the presidency are 
the two hardest nuts to crack." 


The hard-hitting debate 
Tuesday between Vice 
President Dick Cheney and 
Democratic rival John Edwardh 
set the stage for more of the 
same in Friday's second tele- 
vised presidential candidate 

Cheney and Edwards 
slugged it out over Iraq, jobs 
and each other's judgment ui 
their one and only debate 
before heading to the battle- 
ground state of Flonda and its 
27 electoral votes Cheney 
appeared Wednesday in 
Tallahassee, Edwards m West 
Palm Beach. 

Edwards accused the admin 
istration of "not being straight 
vrtth the American people" on 
conditions in Iraq and of pre- 
siding over the biggest job loss- 
es since the Depression, 

"Your facts are just wrong," 
Cheney counter punched. And 
at one point, he told Edwards, 
"Senator, frankly, you have a 
record in the Senate that's not 
very distinguished." 

Edwards, referring to 
Cheney's long record of public 
service, asserted: "One thing 
that's very clear is that a long 
resume does not equal good 
judgment. I 


sistencies that John Kerry and 
you have cited time after time 
after time during the course of 
the campaign. Whatever the 
political pressures of the 
moment requires, that's where 
you're at," Cheney said at one ' 

Edwards responded: "What 
the vice president has just said 
IS a complete distortion. The i 
American people saw John | 
Keny on Thursday night. Thej' 
don't need the vice president or 
the president to tell them what | 
they saw." 

On domestic issues, 
Edwards said more Americans I 
are in poverty and living with- 
out health insurance than when 
the president took office i 


But Cheney said that since I 
the summer of 2003, jobs have | 
been created again, and that a 
Kerry-Edwards administratioD 
would seek to raise taxes. 

Cheney, whose daughter I 
Maiy is a lesbian, spoke sup- j 
the administration had botched Matalin said Cheney's per- portively about gay relation- 
Iraq and is stiU misleading the formance will make it easier for ships and said that "people 
nation about the situation Bush. "We got the job done ought to be free to choose a 
there. tonight," she said. arrangement they want." As to I 

'The American people don't But Kerry strategist Tad Bush's support for a constitu- 
need us to explain this to them. Devine said the vice presiden- tional amendment to ban gay I 
They see it on their television tial debate makes the job hard- marriage, "He sets policy for I 
every single day," Edwards er for Bush, not easier. "Cheney this administration, and I sup- 1 
^^id. needed to stop our momentum, port him," Cheney said. 

As to what Bush has to say and he didn't. Now Bush has 
Friday night, Bush adviser got to stop the momentum." 
Mary Matalin said the debates The debate between Cheney, 
are "separate and equal events," an experienced debater, and 
but that Cheney had built on Edwards, a freshman senator 
foreign poli- from North Carolma and a suc- 


Vice President Dick Cheney, left, listens to Democratic vice presiden- 
tial candidate Sen. John Edwards during the vice presidential debate 
at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland on Tuesday nighL 

judgments made by this admin- 

The Democrat also said that 
as a member of Congress repre- 
senting Wyoming more than a 
decade ago. Cheney voted what Bush said 

against Head Start and banning cy m the first debate a^d "that cessfiil trial lawyer 
SrHnnln' ^^* ^ /^^P^ "^h^ P^-^^'dent in his Friday give-and-take, and both"gIve 
detection in meta detectors. debate wiU build upon what the and took. 

Edwards quickly put Cheney vice president said tonight on "You're not credible c 

because of the enormous i: 

1 the defensive by suggesting the economy." 


Edwards said it was obvioui I 
that the Cheneys loved their I 
daughter and that "you can't | 
have anything but respect" for I 
them. "I believe marriage h 
hetween a man and a woman | 
and so does John Kerry," 
Edwards said. But, he added, 
"We should not use the 
Constitution to divide this | 

p-y^-| - . uc^auac ui me enormous mcon- country. 

i™!^ Americans share physics Nobel Peace Prize 

Americans David J. Gross, 
H. David Politer and Frank 
Wilczelt won tlic 2004 Nobel 
Prize in physics on 'niesday for 
tlieir exploration of tlie force 
that binds particles inside the 
atomic nucleus. 

Their work has helped sci- 
ence gel a step closer to "fulfill- 
mfi a grand dream, to formu- 
late a unified Iheorj' compris- 
mg gravit}' as well as a tlieory 
for everjihing," the Royal 
Swedish Academy of Sciences 
said in awarding the physics 

The trio of researchers made 
important Uieorctical discover- 
ies "concerning the strong 
force, or the 'color force' as it is 

also called," the foundation 

The "strong force" is the 
dominant force inside the 
nucleus that acts between the 
quarks inside the proton and 
the neutron, the foundation 
said in its citation. 

"I'm shocked, very surprised 
and honored," Gross. 63, said 
on hearing he had won the 

Wilczek, 53, told Swedish 
radio that he would "spend the 
day floating sIn feet off the 

The three physicists came by 
their discovery through a bril- 
bant and non-intuitive insight. 
They showed that unlike forces 
such as electromagnetism and 

gravity grow stronger as t\vo 
particles get closer to one 
another, and the strong force 
actually gets weaker as two 
quarks converge. It is as if the 
particles were connected by a 
rubber band that pulls them 
together more tightly as it 

The academy, which also 
chooses the chemistry' and eco- 
nomics winners, invited nomi- 
nations from previous recipi- 
ents and experts in the fields 
before cutting do™ its choices. 

The prizes, which include a 
»i.3 million check, a gold 
medal and a diploma are or^ 
saiy of Nobel's death in 1896 

f™!' wai==k, the 2004 Nobel Priie winnei 
left, and coUeagnes were awarded the prize i 
«»■■ their research on the atomic nncleus. 

', -Thursday, October 7, 2004 

Current Events 

European Union considers Turkey 


The Southern Accent 5 

The European Union's head 
office on Wednesday recom- 
mended the start of EU mem- 
bcTship talks for Turkey, but 
set stiff conditions to prevent it 
from backtracking on sweep- 
ing democratic and human 
riglits reforms. 

But while Turkey's foot is 
now in the door, it's under the 
threat that membership talks 
Ljuld halt if reforms aren't 
upheld. If membership talks 
start early nex-t year, as Ankara 
hopes, Turkey would not actu- 
all\ join the union until 2015. 

"It is a qualified yes," 
European Commission 

President Romano Prodi said. 

Turkish Prime Minister 
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he 
hoped talks could begin in the 
lirst part of 2005. 

"Turkish membership will 
not be achieved overnight," 
Erdogan said at a meeting of 
the parhamentary assembly of 
the Council of Europe. 

Erdogan said the reforms 
showed his country's commit- 
ment to European values of 
democracy and the rule of law. 

The 25 leaders of the EU 
must approve the executive 
Commission's recommenda- 
tion at a December summit. 

The recommendation said 

that improvements Turkey 
must make include freedom of 
the press, prison reform, treat- 
ment of non-Muslim minori- 
ties and Kurds, and curbing 
the influence of the military, 
which has repeatedly seized 
power in the last five decades. 
Turkish leaders have argued 
their country could form a 
bridge between Muslim coun- 
tries and Europe. But many 
Europeans are wary of admit- 
ting Turkey, an overwhelming- 
ly Muslim country of 71 million 

people, fearing it would mean 
a flood of migrants into 
Western Europe. 

Prodi tried to ease those 
fears, saying Europe has "noth- 
ing to fear by the ascension of 

He also cautioned the 
process would take time. 

"The path to tread is still a 
long one. Obviously the path 
will not be level or flat, there 
will he ups and down in the 
whole process," he said. 

Soldiers accused of smothering Iraqi general 

C.'\RSON, Colo, (AP) 

Four soldiers accused of 
smothering an Iraqi general 
during an interrogation last fall 
have been charged with mur- 
der, bringing the total number 
(il U.S. troops charged with 
murder in Iraq to at least 10. 

The soldiers could get life in 
prison without parole if con- 
\icted in the Nov. 26 death of 

Maj. Gen. Abed Hamed 
Mowhoush, 57, at Qaim, Iraq. 
The Army said Mowhoush died 
of asphyxiation from chest 
compression and from being 

The handling of Iraqi pris- 
oners by U.S. troops has 
become a worldwide scandal, 
fed by images from the Abu 
Ghraib prison. But 

Mowhoush's case is rare, said 
Christopher Wilson, a former 
military prosecutor now in pri- 
vate practice in California. 

"I don't know of any other 
case where a major general 
died of asphyxiation during 
interrogation. I doubt that this 
has happened in the past 50 
years," he said. 


Afghan women instructed on votin 

Mount St. Helens belches more 

Washington (API 

Mount St. Helens blew off a spectacular cloud of steam and ash 
on Tuesday, the biggest plume yet in days of ramblings and the 
latest mdication that a larger eruption may be in the works. 
Tuesday's burst sent a roiling, dark gray cloud 12,000 to 13,000 
feet above the mountain before it streamed several miles to'the 

Istanbul's historical Grand Bazaar is decorated by Turkish flags c 
Wednesday, to mark the 8tst anniversary the departure of British 
forces from the cit>-. The European Union's head office recommended 
the sl^ of EU membership tall<s for Turkey, a historic decision that 
set stiff conditions to prevent the Muslun-m^jority nation from back- 
tracking on sweepmg democratic and human rights reforms. 

Officials warn of major flu shot 


LONppjj^NgLwn (AP) 

Global and U.S. health officials warned Tuesday of major flu 
shot shortages after British health officials abruptly puUed the 
license of the maker of half the U.S. vaccine just as flu season 
was about to begin. The news means the United States will face 
"a significant shortage," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National 
Institutes of Health's infectious disease chief 

White House silent on Bremer 


The White House refused to say Tuesday whether the top U.S. 
civilian official in Iraq after Saddam Hussein's ouster had asked 
the president for more troops to deal with the rapid descent of 
postwar Iraq into chaos. In remarks published Tuesday, the offi- 
cial, L. Paul Bremer, said he arrived in Iraq on May 6, 2003 to 
find "horrid" looting and a very unstable situation, throwing new 
ftiel onto the presidential campaign issue of whether the United 
States had sufficiently planned for the post-war situation in Iraq. 

U.S., Iraqi forces launch major 

), Imq (AP) 

More than 3,000 U.S. and Iraqi forces launched a major opera- 
tion Tuesday against insurgent strongholds just south of 
Baghdad in an area notorious for kidnappings and ambushes. 
The operation in Babil province follows last week's U.S.-Iraqi 
victory over insurgent forces in Samarra and appeared to be the 
latest stage in a campaign to wrest control of rebel strongholds 
before January's national elections. Elsewhere, a string of bomb- 
ings set off clashes Tuesday between U.S. troops and gunmen in 
an insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad and the northern city 
of Mosul. At least five American soldiers were wounded _ 
underscoring the role of homemade explosives as the insurgent 
weapon of choice in a country awash in military ordnance. 

Report: Saddam not actively in pur- 
suit weapons but capable 


Undercutting the Bush administration's rationale for invading 
Iraq, the final report of the chief U.S. arms inspector concludes 
that Saddam Hussein did not vigorously pursue a program to 
develop weapons of mass destruction when international inspec- 
tors left Baghdad in 1998, an administration official said 
Wednesday. In drafts, weapons hunter Charles Duelfer conclud- 
ed that Saddam's Iraq had no stockpiles of the banned weapons 
but said he found signs of idle programs that Saddam could 
have revived once international attention waned. 

Iran moves to nuclear production 

THERAN, Iran (AP) 

Iran has produced "a few tons" of the gas needed to enrich ura- 
nium, a top nuclear official gaid Wednesday, confirming the 
country has defied international demands and taken a necessary 
step toward producing nuclear fuel or nuclear weapons. 
Uranium hexafluoride gas is the material that, in the ne.vt stage, 
is fed into centrifuges used to enrich uranium. Uranium 
enriched to a low level is used to produce nuclear fuel to gener- 
ate electricity and enriched further can be used to manufacture 
atomic bomb. 

-) Are you 

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sleeping disorders and even 
sickness and diseases. 
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Cleveland Clinic Foundation 
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According to a recent study at 
University of California, Los 
Angeles, more than 30 per- 
cent of college freshmen 
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tened to the album countless 
times, I have come to the con- 
clusion that this albuin is 
.,• , .,l,pr Third Eye wonderful. With songs all 
Blin^ The 111 ^erica'n over the map of rock-alteroa- 
Blind, ine niin^ hvp each one is refreshing. A 

Rejects, -d Bleach and yo ^ve, -h ^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ 

flm "Photol aThs and album. While most of the 

Td iwaves " ts' reused in songs consist of Pos.tive pro- 

2003 with 12 tracks listed. It gressions and upbeat 

'T produced bv Aaron rhythms, a few songs display 

Many of these pressures 1 

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coping, depression can lead to -Eat healthy, well-balanced 

Seattle, Wash. 

eating disorders, alcohol and 
drug abuse, and suicide— the 
second leading cause of death 
among college students. 

Stress is not all bad, it is a 
normal part of life. It is the 
body's reaction to change in 
the environment, your body, 
and in your thoughts. You're 
body is designed to react to 
stress positively (to avoid 
danger) or negatively (when 
there is no relief from chal- 
lenges). This negative stress, 
or distress, disturbs our bal 

meals-more whole grains, 
nuts, fruits and vegetables, 
and less refined sugars. 

-Get enough rest and sleep. 
Your body needs time to 
recover from stressful events. 

-Don't rely on alcohol or 
drugs to reduce stress. 
Caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, 
and medications decrease 
coping mechanisms and actu- 
ally add to the body's anxiety 

If you are having difficulty 
coping, please seek profes- 

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melancholy characteristics, 
with frequent cases of reflec- 
tion. "Bland" should never be 
used to describe this CD. 

So what can you expect to 
get out of this album? 
Thought-provoking lyrics and 
modern styles will leave you 
contented. Each song comple- 
ments the others, with plenty 
of variety. One of the benefits 
of this CD is that you can lis- 
ten to it numerous times with- 
out it growing old. I personal- 
ly see no downfalls to 
Holland's first album, so buy 

it and listen to it until the fat 

I personally hate lady sings... err.. .or until its 
8o's music. Thus, I judged a time to read the christian 
CD by the first few songs, music review next week. 
However, now that I have lis- Final Grade: A- 

The first time I listened to 
their CD, I thought, "This 
guy's voice sounds a little like 
the 80's. 

Gatlinburg: Vegas with a Southern accent 

Brian Magsipoc 

If you're a freshmen or simply 
new lo Soutliern, you may be 
bi)rctl sLMiHcless by now. After all, 
who's even heait! uf Collcgcciale 
ouLsiilc of Advcnlist circles? It's 
surrounded by cows, horses, hills, 
and trees. To put it bluntly, 
there's not much lo do around 

However, if you're willing to 
endure a t^vo-hour scenic drive, 
there's Gatlinburg. Loc;iled near 
the border of Tennessee and 
South Cniolina, it's filled wth 
things to do and surrounded by 
\\w heaut>' of tlic Gmil Smoky 

For those people who enjoy a 
Downtown Disney/ Universal City 
Walk atmosphere. Gatlinburg 

"It's Hke Vegas, but with a 
Southern accent," says Andy 
Wlasniewski, junior mass com- 
munication major. 

Shops, restaurants, western 
photo shoots, hotels, go-kart rac- 
ing, and a ski resort - Gatlinburg 
has enough to satisfy the hard- 
core tourist or the bored dorm 

"Tliere's helicopter rides, a ski 
resort, car shows.. .there's so 
many different shops," says Stacy 
Weslon, junior pre-dental 
hygiene major. 

Gatlinburg also has something 

for those who love the outdoors. 
Great Smoky Mountains National 
Park offers lO different camping 
areas and a variety of hiking trails 
and picnic areas. 

"It's a great place to get away 
for the weekend," says Weston. 
"Once you enter the park, they've 
got great places for camping and 
hiking.. .it's a great place to get 
away from stress and enjoy 
spending Sabbath in God's 

There are a few downsides, 
however. "The streets are rela- 
tively narrow, so there's not a 
whole lot of parking," says Shane 
Gallatin, junior mass commmii- 
cation major. 

Traffic and congestion 

problems as well. 

"It's very crowded, there's a lot 
of traffic, ajid it takes a long time 
to get from one side of Gatlinburg 
to the other if you're driving," says 

Gatlinburg, like Disney and 
Universal, is also a bit expensive. 

"Food is kind of expensive," 
says Wlasniewski. "But if you're 
with a whole group of people and 
you get a pizza, it's not that bad." 

Gatlinburg is a great place to 
visit, with a unique blend of the 
majestic Smoky Mountains and a 
Disney-like tourist center. It is 
truly a "Vegas mth a southern 

AskBigDebbie: Have a geeky boyfriend? 

BiG^Deobie it>', character, and love. em. liv»^ ;„ xi,.. :_ __. ,. 

it)', character, and lov 

— --■ ■j.-'i You have asked me a ques- 

n „. „ ,_, . ''""■ Now let me answer your 

Bear Big Debbie, ,„estion with anotlier qiUm, 

I knowthis maysound a little What in the MSjrld wouM ™ i 

matenahsUc, but my boyfriend tell him? 

has never put any consideration For tlie life of me I can't think 

;ume. It's getting a little out of S Tng^'no " Tfti^k 

Conscientious m Church vm.'roj u fc "J' lejsons why 

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lived in. This is not alto- 
gether bad. And after all, if you 
can't beat 'em, join 'em. Got any 
lime green and burnt orange 
dtijsses on hand? 

On a more serious note, I can 
definitely see your side of the 
ston-. This is probably really 
taistrating. IfyoudofeelUkea 
confrontation would be best 
take this approach: 

-Honey, I know you like peri- 
od dotlies, but should yoM be 
weanng those tight polyester 
pants in God's house?" 
. Ves perhaps you should cde- 
^^^^ individuality-one ves- 

pers date at a tune. And if that 
doesn't work, try suggesting 
that you match everyday. Polo, 

Or, if this is too much for 
you, you could always break up 
ivith him. Tell him that when 
you two lovebirds get married, 
you're planmng on re-vampmg 
his enth'e wardrobe. Hell lay 
dmvn the break-up bomb pretty 
soon after that 

Got any questions? Big 
Debbie has the answers. E-mail 


of the week 

What is your best 
excuse when you 
don't want to go 
on a date? 

K*"» ^!^ 

"1 m not a theol- 
ogy major" 

I m already dat- 
ing your room- 

A.vmo.'Ji" BussD' 

I m a lover, no! 
I lighter" 

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I "I m ashamed '» 
admit this, W 
I've never ha^ 
to come up "^ 
an excuse- _ 


feuR5DAY, October 7, 2004 

jtodrew Bermudez 
Opinion Editor 

The Southern Accent 7 


Letter to the editor 

The first time I picked up 
5ie Accent, the "Head to 
Bead: left vs. right" column 
giught my attention. "Maybe 
Siis will help me decide who 
^ vote for in November," I 
fought. Not so. Each week 
these columnists have consis- 
tently ignored the candidates' 
riatforms to indulge in sling- 
Mg mud at the opposition. 
BSrhis trend is not limited to 
^Re Accent. News networks 
iBem to have tapped into the 
ffialit>' show craze by their 
coverage of political cam- 
piigns. Their sound bites and 
stories seem to be selected 
pyimarily for entertainment 
value. However, in contrast 
with the outcome of "The 
Bachelor, " the results of 
Elect!"!: 2004 will radically 
impai.1 both America and the 
world. This election is real 

IVoters do not need to hear 

about scandals in a candi- 
date's past as much as they 
need to hear about their plans 
for the future. What vrill each 
of the candidates do about 
Social Security, health care, 
the economy, education, 
immigration, and the war on 
terror? The quality of Bush's 
service to the National Guard 
is irrelevant to those whose 
jobs have been outsourced, 
and Kerry's motives for mar- 
rying Teresa Heinz will nei- 
ther aid nor hinder the sol- 
diers who are risking their 
lives in Iraq. 

As Americans, we are all on 
the same team and want what 
is best for our country. Rather 
than slinging mud at specks 
in the candidates' eyes, per- 
haps we should focus on 
removing our country's 
"planks" together. 

Shaunda Helm 

The heart of the matter 

Last year the Accent ran an 
article laying out the positions 
that both Kerry and Bush took 
on various issues. The article 
was clean, succinct, and unam- 
biguous. It allowed Accent 
readers a chance to see where 
the candidates stand and 
decide which candidate's 
stance most closely matches 
their own political comictions. 

The Accent article was a 
template for some people's 
method of selection. It went 
something like this: I don't 
agree with abortion. Check one 
for Bush. Agree with gun con- 
trol. Check one for Kerry. 
Homosexual marriage is 
wrong. Check one more for 
Bush, etc. 

On some levels, that's not a 
bad way to choose a candidate. 
We generally endorse the can- 
didate whose beliefs line up 

most nearly to our own. But 
there are some places where the 
check-mark method falls short. 

Choosing a candidate based 
on brief, direct statements of 
belief or intention fails on at 
least t\vo fronts. First, it does 
not consider the full effects of a 
behef when put into law, and 
second, it does not consider the 
underlying ideology or philoso- 
phy of a belief. 

Take for example a constitu- 
tional amendment banning gay 
marriage. If enacted, such an 
amendment would mean the 
victory of morals (based on a 
Judeo-Christian world view) 
over secularism. At face value, 
any x-ictory for Christian morals 
is a good thing in this day and 
age. But consider this: when 
Christian values become laws, 
they essentially nullify the 
beliefs (and rights) of those 
outside of the Christian belief 
system. Tliey impose Christian 

beliefs on non-Christians. The 
idea is that if we put mto law 
those things that affirm and 
protect Christian values, we 
will prevent our morals from 
being extinguished or under- 
mined. Again, it's a good con- 
cept at face value. However, the 
question follows: can we make 
society moral by creating laws 
that reflect our version of 

This election really isn't 
about who flip-flopped more or 
who will do better in Iraq. It is 
about conflicting ideologies. On 
one hand, tlie Republican Party 
is ready to blend politics, 
nationalism, democracy, and 
religion in one bulky package. 
On the other hand, Democrats 
are very deliberate about keep- 
ing religion and politics in sep- 
arate arenas. The biggest threat 
I see to religious freedom is a 
president who blends religion 
with his politics. 

Head to head: left vs. right 

^h...that North Korean threat? On North Korea 


Last week America was introduced to 
John Ki?rr\'. I'll be the first to admit it 
took him a while to find his identity 
(somiihing he should have done at the 
convention in July). But during the 
debate last week he laid out clear posi- 
regarding foreign policy issues and 
gleamed a lot about what his adminis- 
y would do if elected. Now, I could 
gily get sucked into a discussion 
irding the war m Iraq at this point, 
,e part of the debate did indeed 
lat very issue. But instead I'd 
I to talk about another area of the 
-one that seems to have fallen by 
'side over the past four years. 
■ talk about Nortli Korea. While 
fsident Bush's administration was 
' practicing faith-based intelligence 
raq and inventing phantom weapons 
mass destruction, North Korea was 
' developing real nuclear weapons, 
/ they have enough material to 
o nine nuclear bombs and they 
o^proven in the past they're willing to 
Wteel and deal with the highest-bidder. 


r not. 

tfjr Kerry beheves the greatest 
'*^i 10 our national securily is the pos- 
?*flit}' of these or similar weapons falling 
^othe uTong hands. He is committed to 
^mg nuclear prohferation throughout 
™*^orld and he intends to negotiate a 
^^ ban on the production of material 
^udear weapons. This is the first step 
^^^""^iizang the North Korean nuclear 
^L Unfortunately, the Bush adminis- 
^■"on refuses to commit to such a ban. 

Additionally, Senator Kerry recog- 
nizes that the bilateral talks between the 
United States and North Korea led by 
President Clinton in the 1990s were 
effective and North Korea was on a path 
to nuclear non-proliferation as a direct 
result. A Kerry administration will 
reopen those talks as well as continue tiie 
six-party negotiations already in progress 
among the U.S., China, Japan, Russia, 
South Korea, and North Korea. 
Unfortunately, the Bush administiation 
refuses to t^ one-on-one with North 
Korea. He'd rather just get together and 
talk about North Korea. 

John Kerry believes we can do more to 
minimize the threat North Korea poses to 
our national security. During the years 
followmg 9-11, the Bush administration 
ignored North Korea and allowed them 
to once again amass nuclear weapons. 
We were on tlie right path under 
President Clinton. The number of 
nuclear weapons in North Korea was 
felling on his watch. Senator Kerry will 
return to the successful policies of the 
previous decade that helped keep die 
North Korean threat in check. He will 
fight global nuclear proliferation with a 
production ban; he will reopen bilateral 
talks with North Korea (while continuing 
the multilateral talks); and he will make 
preventing nuclear terrorism a cabinet- 
level priority. WeVe ignored North Korea 
for too long. We can't afford to ignore it 
any longer. 

Brian Lauritzen 

Timothy Morse 

During the Thursday night 
Presidential Debate, one of the main 
subjects that kept coming up was 
North Korea. Senator Kerry kept 
bringing up the fact that North Korea 
has developed nuclear weapons, and 
he seems to think that the administra- 
tion's handling of this situation has 
been poor. Kerry proposes bilateral, or 
direct, talks with North Korea ~ leav- 
ing other nations out of the negotia- 
tions. President Bush has been sup- 
porting his six-nation, or multilateral, 
peace negotiations. The nations 
involved in the talks include China, 
Japan, South Korea, and several oth- 
ers. So which approach is better? 
Which approach will bring about the 
best results for everyone? Let's take a 

North Korea's despotic leader, Kim 
Jong-il, has shaky control of his coun- 
try. His people are starving, his gov- 
ernment is scraping for cash, and the 
leadership is fearful of being next on 
the "axis of evil" hit list. So what do 
they do? Establish a nuclear program 
and seek to leverage that program into 
security assurances and money from 
the United States. North Korea has 
demanded direct negotiations with the 
U.S., and refuses thus far to partake in 
multilateral talks. 

So why don't we acquiesce? Is there 
something v^ong with bilateral nego- 
tiations? The answer must be a strong 
"Yes!" For one, why not involve the 
direct neighbors of North Korea, 

(namely China, Japan, etc.) in the 
peace process? As the closest coun- 
tries to the offending party, they have 
more to gain with a denuclearized 
peninsula than the United States does. 
And if North Korea were to deal strict- 
ly with the United States, and then 
renege on a deal, they would have only 
slighted America. Slighting six united 
nations is a decision of more severity. 
The more countries that are involved 
in this process, the more economic 
and political pressure can be applied 
to North Korea. 

A nuclear agreement that is full of 
compromise and appeasement is 
almost equivalent to no nuclear agree- 
ment at all - especially when dealing 
with irrational and potentially 
untrustworthy leaders like Jong-il. 
This situation is not just of importance 
to the United States; many nations 
have vested security interests in see- 
ing North Korea disarmed. I find it 
humorous that Kerry would criticize 
Bush for "not seeking the help of other 
nations" during the war in Iraq, but 
would advocate going one-on-one with 
North Korea - forsaking the help of 
otlier nations that stand to lose just as 
much, if not more". 

So, North Korea, here's our num- 
ber. If you want to deal, call us. 

Timothy Morse 

Melissa Turner 
Religion Editor 


Meet Nathan Nickel 

Melissa Turner 

Nathan Nickel became a full- 
time student at California State 
University in Dominiguez Hills 
at the age of 16. He started out 
studying science, but felt a call 
to preach. His friends at 
California State were very sur- 
prised when he applied to 
Southern Adventist University 
and gave up the opportunity to 
go to UCLA or UCSB, 

Having attended public 
schools and a public university, 
Nathan became well acquainted 
with a mixture of beliefs and 
ideas. "My longest friends are a 
mixture of agnostics, atheists, 
Jews, and Muslims," Nathan 
comments. He tried to explain 
to them his urge to preach, but 
they couldn't understand. 

At Southern, Nathan found 
Bible studies and religion class- 
es intriguing, but he doubted 
becoming a pastor. Nathan 
went to Mongolia as a student 
missionary for two years. 
During this lime Nathan discov- 
ered he loved working witli pas- 
tors and Bible workers while 
training them on a one-on-one 

"I loved the cultural 

exchange. I loved the rawness of 
it. I loved the extremeness of it. 
I'd love to get training to go back 
out as a missionary because I 
love the spiritual guidance on a 
one-on-one basis," Nathan says. 
Nathan graduated last year 
from Southern with a degree in 
theology. After graduation he 
applied for several jobs , but 
there werei/t any doors opening 

"Man, it was scaiy. And I 
started to doubt Godj" Nathan 

A friend encouraged Nathan 
to apply as the SAU assistant 

"Finally, I thought, fine, 111 
apply for the job. I don't want it, 
I don't want to preach in front of 
the university, I don't want to be 
an example to the student body, 
because I have enough prob- 
lems of my own in my life. How 
can I lead all these students 
spiritually?" Nathan ques- 

But he finally turned the 
application in a few weeks later, 
after the due date. 

"Surprisingly, they called me 
for an interview. And 1 got the 
position. I was shocked because 
I did just about all I could to not 
get the job. But for some reason 

people felt impressed that God 
wanted me to have it," Nathan 
says in reflection. 

Nathan loves being there for 

"Ironically, even though I felt 
called to preach, I hate preach- 
ing. I love one-on-one, but get- 
ting up in front of groups I 
despise because it scares me," 
Natiian says. 

Laura Kabel, Campus 
Ministries receptionist, com- 
ments, "He loves for people to 
be involved and he loves peo- 
ple". Part of Nathan's job as 
assistant chaplain this year is 
simply being available if stu- 
dents want to talk. 

Tm here to listen to people if 
they need to talk, and honestly, 
I love it," Nathan says. 

Nathan wants the Campus 
Ministries office to be focused 
on building community and 
helping people in their spiritual 
walks. "I want our office to be 
seen not as the program setter 
of our campus, but as a place 
where if people want to grow 
spiritually they can come and 
talk. That's why God made us 
into a community because He 
knew this spiritual walk is 
something you can't do on your 
own," Nathan says. 

Nathan Nickel is this year's 


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Center in downtown 
Chattanooga. The meetings 
will start at 6:30 p.m. with a 
half-hour of sacred concerts 
from well-known Adventist 
musicians. Starting at 7 p.m. 
the meeting will be broadcast 
around the world on 3ABN 
Hope Channel, and Adventist 
Telexision Network. The meet- 
mgs are directed toward the 
Adventist global church rather 
than the general public. 

Pastor Batchelor wants this 
series to help us focus on 
prayer for the latter rain- to 
earnestly seek to surrender all 
Christ and put away anv- 
'hmg that comes between us 
and Him; and to consider how 
™ch one of us can become 
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Elder Batchelor has stated 

that "we cannot schedule 
revival or the outpouring of 
the Holy Spirit." However, vre 
can seek the Lord more fer- 
vently than we ever have 
before. We can consciously 
develop a receptive frame of 
mind and be in a place where 
God's people can pray togeth- 
er so that the Holy Spirit can 
accomplish His work in us. 

There is much work to be 
done to prepare for this series. 

Part of it is personally se 
ing our hearts to see if 
are any changes to be i 
Secondly, many volunteers^ 
needed to help with the serij 
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and childcare, an 
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contact Jay Anders, revif 
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Church Schedule 


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CoUegedale - The Third 

CoUegedale Community 

CoUegedale Spanish-American 

Hamilton Community 



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New Life 


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Thursday, October 7, 2004 

The Southern Accent 9 

Matthew Janetzko 
Sports Editor 


Zebracorns win over 
Cinnamon Chicks, 17-6 

All Night Softball championship 

] The Cinnamon Chicks led 

to at the end of the first and 

lemed to be firing on all 

(blinders. Little did they real- 

; that the Zebracorns were 

out to unleash a world of 

1 onto the squad. Stratton 

ngle led the charge for the 

i (2-6), hitting a double 

I the second inning to open 

|iings up. Tingle wasn't the 

er who had things 

ioing for him in this game. It 

I total team effort, with 

Colon, Steve 

kenderschedt, and Stanley 

fomianowski all knocking the 

V out of the ball. Colon had 

few close calls at home 

plate, where he avoided the 
tag by simply swerving out of 
the way, not by sliding. 

"I wasn't confident in my 
foot speed," Colon said, 
describing why he didn't 

Tingle described his team's 
performance by saying it was 
"like they (Cinnamon Chicks) 
were creeping up on a beehive 
and bees just came out and 

James Miller and Jason 
Castro starred for the 
Cinnamon Chicks (2-6), play- 
ing solid ball both at the plate 
and out in the field. The 
umpires also did an outstand- 
ing job behind the plate, with 
David Anthony stepping up 

Jattle of the Sign-ups 

The Sign-ups 2 took on the 
tSign-ups 1 on Thursday, Sept. 
[30, In third inning several 
t runs were earned by the Sign- 
ups 2, Southern's student serv- 
ice^ vice president Bill 
\Vnhlers batted in two runs, 
and Devon Howard hit the ball 
over the fence for a home run. 
In the fourth inning, Sign-ups 
2 E,ric Schnell ran from second 

to third while Chris 
Armantrout was still on third. 
Armantrout valiantly ran 
home, and luckily the catcher 
failed to tag him and he scored. 
In the fifth innmg, Sign-ups i 
Jean Gomez had to slide in to 
first, second, and third base. 
He was able to take both sec- 
ond and third because of care- 
less overthrows. But those 
advances were not enough to 
secure a win for the Sign-ups 1. 
They lost 16-10. 

Who knew that at the end 
of the night, the top two teams 
of the women's division and 
the men's southern division 
would be fighting for the title 
of All-Night Softball champi- 

The tournament pitted the 
Friendly Leaves against team 
DeGrave, and the Bombers 
against the Bulldogs. 

The Friendly Leaves 
did not like what team 
DeGrave had in store. In the 
first inning, DeGrave knocked 
in three runs to jump to a 3-0 
I lead. The Leaves tried to 
I answer back but all they mus- 
tered was an in-park home 
j run, compliments of Lindsey 
i Ford, an associate senior 
I nursing major. The Leaves 
could not score any runs. 
DeGrave scored eight addi- 
tional runs to cap off an ii-i 
victory and was dubbed 
women's All-Night Softball 

The Bulldogs were 
ready to sink their teeth into 
the Bombers, but received a 
surprise instead. The 
Bombers started the first 
inning by blasting two solo 
shots over the fence, courtesy 
of Jeremy Harrison, a second 
year fieshmen nursing major, 
and Richard Hickam, faculty 
member of Collegedale 
Academy. Unphased, the 
Bulldogs returned the chal- 

Triathlon biker races 18 miles 

Friendly Leaves during all night Softball 

lenge by scoring three runs of inning, including a center 
their own the next inning to field walk-off homerun by 
take a 3-2 lead. Going into the Andre Castelbuono, a junior 
fifth inning, the game was tied biology-biomedical major, 
up at three a piece. Harrison The Bulldogs never looked 
cranked out another homerun back and completed the come- 
to give the Bombers a one run from-behind 8-4 win to be 
lead. The Bulldogs rallied with crowned men's champion of 
during the sixth All-Night Softball. 

Hot Tamales vs. Sox 

Matt Rumsey 

The Softball game between 
the Hot Tamales and the Hot Sox 
was delayed Wednesday, Sept. 
29, due to the late arrivals of 
some players. Each team is 
required to have at least seven 
players present to play a game. 
Both teams were lacking players 
at the 6:00 p.m. start time. Hot 
Sox was the first team to have 
seven players arrive. Because the 
remainder of the Tamales did 
not arrive soon enough, the Hot 
Sox were awarded an extra point. 

Once play got underway. Hot 

Tamale's pitcher Keri Redfem 

;arly struck by a hit from 

teammate Nicki Parra in the 
third inning. Luckily, Redfern 
ducked and was not injured. In 
the fifth innmg Breanne Cox was 
the star. She ran home and near- 
ly collided with Hot Sox catcher. 
Lynn Farrow. Cox hit the dirt 
after scoring. In the sixth inning, 
Hot Sox Lauren Crosby and 
Becky .letter ran into each other 
when attempting to catch a fly 
ball. As a result, the ball was not 
caught and another run was 
earned by Cox. As the game 
came to a close. Hot Sox Jackie 
Liles hit a homerun that brought 
Crosby in to score. The final 
score an U-io win for the Hot 


Wednesday, Oct. 27 

ALatNL, 8:25 p.m. 

Thursday. Oct. 28 

AL at NL. 8;25 p.m., if necessary 

Saturday, Oct. 30 


Sunday, Oct 31 

NL at AL, 8 pjn. EST, if neeessaiy 

Saturday, Oct. 23 

National League at 
League, 8:05 p.m. 
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22. Judges 

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26. Command 

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34. Not child 

35. Earthy mineral oxide of iron 

36. Fuss 

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42. Types of Hindu music 

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46. Comedian Bob 

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Shannon Hayward and Jon Gabbard would like to 
announce their engagement. 

Shannon will be finishing her nursing degree in 
December of this year and will be a NICU nurse at West 
Boca Medical Center following graduation. Jon gradu- 
ated in May of 2003 with his degree in Biology. He is 
currently working as the Coordinator of Research and 
Program Services for an Immunology Lab at Florida 
Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. 

Their wedding will be held on the beach in Boca 
Raton.Fla., on Feb.27,2005. The couple will be living in 
Florida with plans to begin their Master's degrees in the 
near future. 

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1 clinic begins 

Shanelle Adams 

Every two years, teams from various 
Seventh-day Adventist academies come 
to Southern for the Southern Union 
Gymnastics Chnic. 

Eight schools sent teams this year 
bcluding Greater Miami Academy Mt 
Pisgah Academy, and Collegedale 
Academy. The chnic starts today and 
mds Saturday, Oct. 16. 

"The purpose is to keep gymnastics 
ive in SDA schools because it is on the 
dine," said Rick Schwarz associatt 
jrofessor of physical education and 
3ym-Masters coach. 

e sessions lasted all day today and 
Friday, starting at 8:30 a.m. to 5 p m 

I are designed to help gymnasts leam 

J skills and refine old ones. Eight or 

e stations around the gym help gym- 
nasts with techniques like tossing and 
gruup pyramids. 

Schwarz hopes this clinic will help 
teacfi the Gym-Masters a Uttle about 

"When you help someone else, you 
leiim more," said Schwarz. "The Gym- 
Masters are asked to help if they have 
time free . Though not required, the clin- 
ic cannot be a success if they do not 

One of the students involved with the 
planning of the clinic is sophomore Tiana 
Beard, Gym-Masters team manager. 

"If s a lot of work," she said. "Ill be liv- 
ing ill the gym." 

Beard also knows how important it is 
for older students from the Gym-Masters 
team to get involved in the cUnic, and be 

"I think that setting a good example is 
always important," Beard said. "These 
gynmasts look up to us." 

The weekend will end with a short 
©Tnnastics program Saturday night by 
*e academy teams and Gym-Masters. 

The program is free of charge to any- 
one who wants to come. It begins at 8 
p.m. but the doors will open at 7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, October 14 

Volume 60, Issue 6 

D as they prepare to board a 

Collegedale Airport holds open house 

Turning sharply to face an empty 
stretch of asphalt, the Cessna 172 
begins to pick up speed and the ground 
drops beneath the plane. 

Sara Bandel, junior journalism 
major at Southern, had never flown 

"My family owns an airport, so I 
guess that's kind of pathetic," Bandel 
said. "My mom never wanted me to fly, 
and I feel very liberated from her right 

The Collegedale Airport hosted its 
annual airport day on Sunday, October 
10, giving community members a 
chance to tour the facility. Local pilots 
and airport flight instructors gave plane 

and helicopter rides. Airplane rides cost 
$10, and helicopter rides were $15. 

Josh Galbraith, who graduated from 
Southern in May 2004, is a familiar 
sight at the Collegedale airport. He's 
been flying since he was young, work- 
ing to get his pilot certification over 
summers during high school, and is 
now an employee at the airport. 

"This is one of the friendliest airports 
you'll ever find," Galbraith said. "You 
walk in the door and they greet you 
with a smile. 

Ron and Sue Lowery and their dog 
Jack participated in the event with an 
exhibit of their recent aerial tour. For 
the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark 
expedition, 1804-2004, photographer 
Ron Lowery built and flew a small kit 

plane along the path of the famous 
explorers. The Lower/s were also pro- 
moting their book, Chasing Lewis and 
Clark Across America: A 21st Century 
Aviation Adventure. 

"One time, I was circling an empty 
field to check the windsocks before I 
landed, and as I was landing, I saw cars 
streaming towards the field," Ron 
Lowery said. "People would come out of 
nowhere with their cameras." 

Lowery said he didn't pay much 
attention to history in high school, but 
the Lewis and Clark expedition caught 
his attention. Following their path on 
the bicentennial year was fulfilling, but 
not the end of the adventure. 

"Once I finish one dream, I start on 
another," Ron Lowery said. 


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Nothing astonishes men so 
much as connmon sense and 
plain dealing. 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Thursday, OctoberT ^^^;^ 

2 The Southern Accent 


Tough start for tennis intramurals 

Southern's tennis intramu- 

s are bouncing back after a 

jgh start. 

Implementing scheduling for 
the first time this year, intramu- 
rals organizers hoped to avoid 
confusing matches. 

In previous years, players had 
to contact each other to arrang* 
the match. And many matcht 
were not played because players 
could not contact each other or 
proper times could not be 
worked out. Last year, the tour 
nament did not finish due to 
scheduling difficulties. 

Dr. John Hangman, intramu- 
rals director, attempted to solve 
this problem by schedulmg 
games on Sundays. Before the 
first Sunday of competition, 
Pangman sent out an email 
informing students of the sched 

However, some of the 52 stu 
dents who signed-up never 
knew they were playing. 

"Only a limited number nl 
addresses could receive the 
email," I'angman said. 

Heather Whitsell was ont- 
player who did not receive tlit 

"I wasn't aware that it had Adrida Irizmry, a nursing m^or, practices her tei 
ah-eady started," said Whitsett, a Sundny in the tennis courts by ncs P.E. center. 

Aaron Farley, a senior sports problem with the league setup, 
studies major, was pleased with There needs to be a moi 
the improvements since last 

"I like the league setup," 
\ who 

junibi'' fclemi^nlary educatlo 
psychology niiyor. 

Others had the opposite 

"My partner didn't show up," 
said Slratton Tingle, a junior Farley said. "You 1 
film production major. the real serious pla; 

Tingle had to make up the who will make it tc 
game by e-mailing his competi- ment." 
tor to schedule tlie match. Tingle believes 

objective way of deciding who is 
in each league," said Tingle, who 
thinks player ability does not 

, and 

The Southern Accent 

Another improvement was 

the tourna- that an e-mail for league sign-up 

was sent to tlie entire student 

there is a body. Information was also 

posted on the intramurals Web 


At the end of the season, 
Pangman will evaluate the 
changes for future improve- 

Photo by Rebe 

CoUegedale resi 
an use their ID 

Village Market cashier. James Richards, _ 
dent's groceries Sunday. Southern faculty 
cards at the Village Market. 

Faculty able to use ID 
cards at Village Market 

Emily Cole 

A new policy is in effect at 
the Village Market: Southern 
faculty members are now able 
to charge their purchases on 
their ID cards. 

"I feel like it's a good idea," 
said Dana Krause, professor 
of nursing, "I like the freedom 

In the past, faculty mem- 
bers were able to charge items 
to their account by filling out 
a form, but now all they have 
to do is swipe their card. 

Mark Peach, professor of 
history, eats lunch frequently 
at the VM. 

"Not much has changed, in 
the past all we had to do is fill 
out a form," Peach said. "It 
just makes it faster now." 

Students on campus are 
slightly irritated that faculty 
are given this privilege. 

"It would be nice if they 
would let us use our cards to 
buy groceries," said Kevin 

Barnhurst, sophomore social 
work major 

"Since they have the tech- 
nological abilities they should 
let the students [use their 
cards]," said Sharon Adeleke, 
sophomore public relations 1 

When a faculty member | 
charges their purchase at the 
VM, it is taken directly from 
their salaries, as apposed to 
charged to a student account. 

Students should be pleased | 
to know that the VM is work- 
ing on letting students use 
their cards, 

"[Students can] put x 
amount [of money] on their I 
cards and use it like a debit | 
card," said Jim Burrus, 
Village Market store manager. 

This innovation has no 
release date, though; it is still I 
in the works. However, this 
will be a pleasant change for I 
students who find it hard to | 
leave campus. 

Jacqul Seeloy 
Don Cantrell 

Melissa Turner 

Brian Lnurltxcn 

QpiwicH Columnist 
TJnuilhy Morse 


Man Luclo 




Valeric Walker 

Matthew Jonetzko 

Melissa Marocle 

Opraicn CoLUHHisT 
Justin Janetzko 

Sarali Pettier 


Cheryl Fuller 

Leslie Foster 

KcvU» Jackson 

STArr CwtTOomsT 

Lisa Jester 

Andrew Bcmiudcz 

Anianda Jchlc 

Heidi Reiner 

Bryan Leo 

Megan Brauncr 

Uupc Chambcrlam 

Janell Pcttibone 

Sonj-a Reaves 

Wellness center mission changed 

The wellness center planned 
by Southern Adventist 
Universit)' has been a fleeting 
dream for 18 years. Now the 
dream for a $6.5 million facili- 
ty on campus is materializing. 

Recently, the mission of the 
48,000 square foot facility has 
become more focused. Its mis- 
sion, said university president 
Gordon Bietz, is to empower 
students to make positive life 
choices. He said the center is 
not just an exercise facility for 
students, but a center for the 
entire school, and \vill fiilfai 

Southern's mission of promot- 
ing wellness. 

Harold Mayer, associate 
professor of the School of 
Physical Education, Health 

and Wellness, played an 
important part in the center, 
said Carolyn Hamilton, 
Southern's acting vice presi- 
dent for advancement. 

Mayer, in a presentation to 
the board, summarized the 
way the health message has 
evolved in the Adventist 
church, from evangelism to 
sanitariums, and now to aca- 

"Everything about the well- 
ness center is important!" said 
Phil Garver, dean of the School 
of Physical Education., Health, 
and Wellness. 

Mayer also proposed a new 
name for the wellness center, 
calling it the Epicentre for 
Living Well. 

"The words "epicentre for 
livmg weir is less [cliche] than 

'wellness center,'" Mayer said. 
"People will be more prone tr ^ 
check it out. Wellness centeis | 
have become like fitness cen- 
ters, where only well or fit pw | 
pie go there." 

The name Epicentre 
living Well still has to be V 
on by a committee. , . 

"[Mayer's] presentati»» I 
opened their eyes to see tn» I 
this [center] issomuchraiwj 
than an exercise faciliC', 

Hamilton. . ■ , ■ 

She said this focus ivillei; J 

donors a bigger vision fi 
project. . , J I 

"Yes, people >vill '° I 
building, but people re ..p 
want to make a differe* 
Hamilton said. ?«' ^j 
donors find that rou™ "" | 

HURSDAY, October 14, 2004 


The Southern Accent 3 

o uthern screens students for depression Mountain # 

flora class 


About 132 Southern students 
Lere screened for depression 

bet. 7- 

J "Our main focus was to call 
Ittention to the prevalence of 
Aienta] health disorders, in our 
Rociety and to educate the stu- 
Bents, and let them be aware of 
■ signs/symptoms of these 
-lisorders as well as the avail- 
Bbility of treatment," said Jim 

JVampler, director of counsel- 

[ng and testing. 

About 18.8 million American 

adults, or about 9.5 percent of 
the U.S. population age 18 and 
older are diagnosed with a 
depressive disorder each year, 
according to the National 
Institute of Mental Health. 
Nearly twice as many women 
(12.0 percent) as men (6.6 per- 
cent) are affected by depres- 
sion. Depressive disorders often 


"I think it's a disease. 
Somebody I know suffered ft'om 
it due to a chemical imbalance," 
said Bill Dudgeon, a freshmen 
print journalism major at 

Other students agreed that 
the screenmg was important. 

good awareness, and 

coincide with anxiety disorders many times people can be 

and substance abuse. 

In 2000, 29,350 people com- 
mitted suicide in the United 
States. And more than go per- 
cent of people who killed them- 
selves had a depressive disor- 

depressed and not realize it and 
think that depression is a nor- 
mal disorder," said Nikki Parra, 
a sophomore psychology major. 
It may seem normal to be 
1 response to a med- 

ical Ulness. And feelings like 
sadness are part of hfe, but it is 
never normal to be depressed 
for long periods of time. 

The most common signs of 
depression are a loss of interest 
in people and/or activities that 
once brought you pleasure; a 
change in eating or sleeping 
habits; feeling tired and restless 
all the time or irritability; and 
thinking about death and sui- 

Nevertheless, depression is a 
treatable disease. And newer 
treatments offer safe and effec- 
tive options for patients. 


^Q^litannnga ®imea ^vss prtsa 


The United States 
Army Field Band & Soldiers Wmm 

Sunday • October 17th* 3:30 pm 

lies Physical Education Center 

Southern Adventist University • Coilegedale, TN 

Pick up tickets or send a self-addressed, 

stamped envelope marked 

"Army Band Tickets" 

with the number of tickets needed to: 

Chattanooga Times Free Press 

?: 400 East 11th Street 

Chattanooga, TN 37403 

Also available at 

Southern Adventist University 

Dean of Students 

Wright Hall . 

One of Southern's best kept 
secrets is the Smoky Mountain 
Flora class, which offers a win- 
dow into the forest floor. 

Dave Ekkens, professor in 
the Biology department, teach- 
es the class twice a year, every 
two years— once in mid-April, 
and again after May gradua- 
tion. The class camps for 8 
nights in a private camp- 
ground, Green Briar Island, 
just outside Gatlinburg. The 
curriculum includes hiking 
trails and examining flower 
and plant specimens. After 
returning from the camp- 
ground, Dr. Ekkens lectures 
and conducts dissections of the 
flowers in the laboratory. At 
the end of the class, a portfolio 
of 50 specimens and a detailed 
report covering one particular 
species of plant is turned in by 

"You are exposed to a lot of 
flowers that you may never 
have noticed before," said 
Katrina Broussard, senior biol- 
ogy major.- "Dr. Ekkens makes 
learning them ftin. Tlie class 
is very helpful to those who 
wish to accelerate their curricu- 
lum during the summers." 

The class views the flowers 
with nothing more than a small 
magnifying glass, and identifies 
them on the trail with the aid of 
either the text book. Guide to 
the Vascular Plants of the Blue 
Ridge, or a flora guide. 

"You become very aware of 
how many flowers there are out 
there," said Bruce Gorospe, 
junior clinical laboratory sci- 
ence major. "I really enjoyed 
the camping and hiking. One 
day we hiked for 13 miles - not 
too long; it's a very hands-on 
class. The whole time I was on 
the camp-out, I wished that 
Southern would offer a class 
that taught which flo^vers and 
plants are edible. The 
Solomon's seal bears round 
fruits that taste like peas. 
Some flowers' petals are used 
in salads." 

The prerequisite for the 
class is general biology, so the 
student is familiar with the ter- 
minology of the plant world. 

"We have a very fast class, 
only about three weeks total 
time." Ekkens said. "We see the 
flowers, collect some speci- 
mens outside the National 
Park, and return to campus for 
lectures. The learning really 
occurs in the field." 

Contact Dave Ekkens at 236- 
2923 for more information on 
this cliiss. 


Superman' dies at 52 

Russians end mourning cliildren 

Ftclusvn Bcroyivo iranclmcithcrciflci year old twiiu 

cries while holdini! Ihcir portrniti.. Tlitir mother Zaiina 
k-tl, look, ol A«lan'« body doi-ing the l™"-' f""^™ '" ^ . 
Beslor, io Uil« Monday Sept. 6, 2004 fde photo. Thui neck 
marks the end of the traditional 40-doy moornuig penod 
after the hostosc-lakini! on Sept. .1 when heavily armed 
milllanla shot at children fleeins gunfire and explosions 

Baby giant pandas boost species 

OiKMtf npiiir oftwln tt>iiii(pun<)u cubNbornut tlieWnloi 
<!lniit Panda Ki-Ncr\>nliuii Center In Sichuan, Wc!«tcrn 
Clilnn, Mundiiy. Giiinl piindaN urv liiglily cndant;ercd 
Npi-cU-N due to their low hlrth rale and specialized diet. 

"Superman- a^to^ 

Chnstopher Reeve, who turned 

personal tragedy mto a public 
crusade and from his wheel 
chau- became the nation s most 
recognizable spokesman for 
spmal cord research has died 
He was 52 

Reeve died Sunday of com 
plications from an infection 
caused by a bedsore He went 
into cardiac arrest Saturday 
while at his Pound Ridge home 
then fell into a coma and died 
Sunday at a hospital surround 
ed bv his family his publicist 

His advocacy for stem cell 
research helped it emerge as a 
major campaign issue between 
President Bush and Sen John 
Kerr> His name was e\ en men 
tioned by Kerry dunng the sec- 
ond presidential debate on 

In the last week Reeve had 
developed a serious systemic 
infection, a common problem 
for people living with paralysis 
who develop bedsores and 
depend on tubes and other 
medical devices needed for 
their care. He entered the hos- 
pital Saturday. 

Dana Reeve thanked her 
husband's personal staff of 
nurses and aides, "as well as the 
millions of fans from around 
the world." 

"He put up with a lot," his 
mother, Barbara Johnson, told 
die syndicated television show 

FansgatheraroiindChnstophL.rRtt\i. s btarun tliL iluilM^oudWall, I 
of Fame Monday m the HoUywood section of Los Angeles to pay trib- 1 
ute to the actor whose career soared in four Superman mc 

"The Insider " I m glad that he 
IS free of all thos,e tubes " 

Before the 1995 horse-nding 
accident that caused his paraly- 
sis, Reeve's athletic, 6-foot-4- 
mch frame and love of adven- 
ture made him a natural choice 
for the title role in the first 
"Superman" movie in 1978- He 
insisted on performing his ovm 

Reeve's Hfe changed com- 
pletely after he broke his neck 
in May 1995 when he was 
thrown from his horse during 
an equestrian competition in 
Culpeper, Va. 

Enduring months of therapy 
to allow him to breathe for 
longer and longer periods with- 
out a respirator, Reeve emerged 
to lobby Congress for better 
protection against 

catastrophic mjun 

' I refuse to allow a dis 
to determme how I lue m\ life, I 
I don t mean to be reckless, biil| 
setting a goal that seems i 
daunting actually is ver>' 1 
ful toward recover)'," Ree«| 
said. I 

Dr. John McDonald treatedl 
Reeve as director of the Spioall 
Cord Injury Progra 
Washington University in Sll 
Louis. He called Reeve "one oil 
the most intense individuals! 
I've ever met in my life." 

"Before him there was realijl 
no hope," McDonald said. Il 
you had a spinal cord injury likil 
his there was not much tball 
could be done, but he's chaiigei| 
all that. He's demonstrated that! 
there is hope and that diere ait| 
things that can be done." 

Scientists warn Mount StJ 
Helens' magma expands 

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ofMotuitS. Helen. „e„T„«,^^S°:.^'^'''''^"'°^-'h^«e.m;»C^rX"'X'r' 


Mount St. Helens vented 
more steam Monday as new 
thermal images revealed tliat 
parts of the lava dome in its 
crater are piping hot, a sign that 
magma continues to rise within 
the volcano. 

Scientists said an area on the 
south side of the old dome, 
where a large uplift of rock has 
been growing, now appears 
perforated as if magma has 
been hammering at the surface. 

"The magma is not just 
pushing up, but pushing out," 
said John Pallister, a U.S. 
Geological Survey geologist. He 
said scientists believe the 
magma is less than a half-mile 
below the surface. 

Fast-moving magma would 
cause greater concern because 

explosive gases would not h 
time to dissipate. A team 
Denver is evaluating pW/»l 
quickly the magma is nsiiig- ■ 
" The' .alert leveUema^l 
"volcano advisoO',l>ui 
lists have satd an " '^t 
could occur mth ver)' '""■ 

warning. „„rtli**l 

PaUister said the m^^l 

scenario remahis f f^^f 
with a few inches of ash l^jl 
ine within a lO-nule ram „ 

happen in days, ^ . 

Scientists bd'^" i^t 
chances are shm °' («l 
eruption like tbej^ 57^1 
18, 1980, which to" ^t 
pie. But Pallist'f >* ■ 


f Thursday, October 14, 2004 

Current Events 

The Southern Accent 5 

Surfers remember Bali bombins victims 

Five U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq 

BAGHDAD. Iraq (AP) ^ 

A suicide attack and roadside bombings killed six 
American soldiers, the U.S. command said Wednesday, 
as U.S. and Iraqi troops staged raids in Ramadi and 
Baqouba, stepping up pressure on Sunni insurgents 
before this week's start of the Islamic holy month of 
Ramadan. A suicide driver plowed into a U.S. convoy 
and blew up his car Wednesday in the northern city of 
Mosul, killing two American soldiers and wounding five, 
according to the military. It was the second deadly sui- 
cide attack against American convoys in Mosul in the 
past three days. 

United Nations to help Iraqi elections 



A deeply divided Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday 
over allowing states to execute teenage killers, with sev- 
eral justices raising concerns that the United States is 
out of step with the rest of the world. Nineteen states 
allow capital punishment for juveniles, and more than 
70 people who committed crimes as 16- and 17-year-olds 
are on death row. 


Will Iraq be able to match 
Afghanistan's electoral feat? 

As it did in Afghanistan, the 
L luted Nations is supposed to 
play a key role in helping 
uiji^mize the Iraqi elections. 
And the Iraqis, devoid of any 
electoral experience, need all 
the help they can get. Absent a 
siiinificant in-country pres- 
ence, U.N. experts assembled 
outside the country are training 
Iraqis in voter registration and 
in carrying out election day 
duties at polling stations. 

But a large in-country U.N. 
deployment in Iraq is not in the 
cards. Indeed, unions repre- 
senting the U-N.'s 60,000 
employees believe the small 

group now there now should be 
withdrawn because of the 
"unprecedented" dangers. 

The election will be to 
choose a 275-member legisla- 
ture, whose main task will be to 
draft a permanent constitution. 
If the voters ratify the docu- 
ment, it will provide the legal 
basis for a second general elec- 
tion by the end of next year. 

Carina Perelli, the lead U.N. 
election specialist, believes that 
275 U.N. staff would be needed 
to help prepare for a proper 
election, according to a U.N. 
Security Council diplomat. 

One option for the Iraqis 
would be to put off the election 
until well into 2005. For now, 
President Bush and Prime 

Minister Ayad Allawi oppose 
any delay. Perelli is said to 
favor a postponement. 

The administration is mak- 
ing its case for Iraq in other 
forums. Defense Secretary 
Donald H. Rumsfeld was 
appealing for more NATO sup- 
port Wednesday at a meeting of 
alhance defense ministers in 

Secretary of State Colin 
Powell is somewhat less cate- 
gorical than he was earlier this 
month about Iraq's ability to 
hold elections on schedule. 

"I believe that general elec- 
tions will take place at the end 
of January of 2005 but I don't 
underestimate this insur- 
gency," Powell said Tuesday. 

Arkansas bus crash kills 14, injures 16 



while relatives kept vigil at 
linspitals and church parish- 
iniers prayed for the dead, 
inu'Sligators scoured the 
^lash site where a bus packed 
^■iih gamblers overturned, 
billing 14 passengers. 

ihirty people were aboard 
'I" Mississippi-bound charter 
t"i- from Chicago when it 
HippL'd over early Saturday on 
liiivrstate 55, 25 miles north 
"1 Memphis. SLvteen people 
^■■^re injured, many seriously. 

f-in Sunday, investigators 
(ombed through the grass, 
Inolung for clues as to why the 
''u>. drifted off the pavement, 

.■\uthorities said the investi- 
);ation would include an 
iittempt to determine if the 
drii er fell asleep, and a review 
'■t the mechanical condition of 
^'it bus. Investigators also 
^^ant to know if weather or 
road conditions contributed to 
the wreck. 

The owner ofthemom-and- 
.Pop tour operation, Roosevelt 
Walters of Chicago, lost his 
wfe and brother, both 67, in 

,ve.tiga.ors SMP Ncff, left a m„h.„ic f^m ne„ Ch^^^^^^^^^ 

Bagn^d. with the "f^'^^HZT^ZZ^^Z.^'y ^-Uc,. 
Arlington. Texas, and Ros» B^""" °' "J ., charter & Tours bus 01, 
right, look over .he >"«'?g,=^^*4.Ca^ed .4 Saturday o„ I- 
Tuesday that was mvo ved "> *« """ "j „,„ t^ „„ i„ s„ch bad 
55 near Jonesboro, Ark. '•""^^"""•^"fT, °,hicle would have 
physEeal shape that a routine m^eefion of the 
resulted in an Out of Serves order. 

the crash. Walters' wife, 
Mareen, arranged the tnp; his 
brother, Herbert, was the driv- 

Gaiy Van Etten, an investi- 
gator for the National 
Transportation Safety Board, 
said regulations prohibit dnv- 
ers from driving more than 10 

hours in a 24-hour period. 
Walters' family said the bus 
left Chicago at 8:30 p.m. 
Friday and the accident 
occurred at 5 a.m. Saturday a 
period of 8 1/2 hours. 

The bus was less than an 
hour from its destination 
when it crashed. 

Allawi threatens military action 


Iraq's interim prime minister on Wednesday threatened 
military action against the main insurgent stronghold of 
Fallujah if residents don't hand over Jordanian terror 
mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Prime Minister Ayad 
AUawi's warning came as government negotiators and 
Fallujah representatives were trying to hammer out a 
deal to restore government control over the city, seen as 
the hardest of the militant-held regions to crack. 

Court halts Sept. ii coin sales' 


New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Wednesday , 
obtained a court order to temporarily suspend the sale of 
commemorative Sept. ii coins heavily advertised as 
being minted from silver recovered at ground zero. 
Spitzer said the sale of the silver dollars emblazoned 
with the World Trade Center towers on one side and the 
planned Freedom Tower on the flip side is a fraud and 
he's investigating the clai 
ruins of the twin towers. 

1 the silv 

: from the 

Congress OKs $136 billion cor- 


orate tax-cut and disaster aid 

1 liL' Senate shipped President Bush a wide-ranging $136 
liillion corporate tax-cut bill and a disaster aid package 
(in Monday, letting lawmakers head home for the finale 
.»f the presidential and congressional campaigns. 
Klorida, a vote-rich prize that both parties covet, will he 
chief beneficiary of the $14.5 billion disaster measure as 
the state rebuilds from a battering by four recent hurri- 
canes. Included is $2.9 billion for farmers beset by 
drought, floods or other emergencies, with some money 
headed to other electoral battleground states like Ohio 
and Wisconsin. 

Supreme Court to hear the Ten 
Commandments case 


■The^upreme Court said Tuesday it will take up the con- 
stitutionality of Ten Commandments displays on govern- 
ment land and buildings, a surprise announcement that 
puts justices in the middle of a politically sensitive 
issue. .Justices have repeatedly refused to revisit issues 
raised by their ig8o decision that banned the posting of 
copies of the Ten.Coromandtjients jn pttblicschafll, glass- 

Thuhsday, October i47Mn7 

Maranatha Hay 
Lifestyles Editor 


SM report from 

Check out the new self- 
titled CD by Barlow Girl 

Matthew White 

A few vpars back, the band 
SniMfrlM-Ik] hud a run in 
v,,tl, il,. K'f'iip Barlow Girl. 
.■;„|„r|k| was so 
iiDjiji' ill by thoir stand for 
|)iiiity that they wrote a song 
called "Barlow Girls" on their 
first album. This introduction 
Rave Barlow^irt a name in 
the music industry, long 
before they even released 
their debut album. 

Barlow Girl is composed of 
three sisters that know how to 
rock; they can do it all. For 
starters, they're completely 
covered with clothes, which is 
nice to see. They write and 
produce nil their songs as 
well, which is becoming n rar- 
ity these days, it seems. Tiie 
phenomenal song "Never 
Alone" is a huge hit and 
sounds much like 

Uvanescence. The CD is worth 

buying for that song alone! 
The rest of their songs have an 
Avril Lavigne sound, with a 
hint of Evanescence. A wide 
variety of talent is displayed 
on their ii tracks. Each song 
has something new to offer, 
and is interlaced with their 
crystal-clear voices. The qual- 
ity of their voices is superb 
and invigorating to hear. 

When it comes to the spiri- 
tual aspect of these girls, they 
certainly have depth. Many of 
us can identify vrith the hon- 
esty in their lyrics: "...I cried 
out with no reply and 1 can't 
feel you by my side, so I'll 
hold tight to what 1 know, 
you're here and I'm never 
alone..." It's certainly good to 
see a girl band that can rock 
with style, yet keep the focus 
on God and morals. 

Summary: Their debut 
album is certain to leave you 
wanting more. 

From the moment I 
stepped off the plane, it was 
obvious I was in a different 
world. Signs posted around 
the airport were written in 
unfamiliar characters. People 
all around me spoke in a lan- 
guage I didn't understand. A 
few times, people tried to ask 
me a question, to which I 
invariably responded by shak- 
ing my head and saying, 

The nine-hour flight from 
New York to Moscow was only 
the beginning of my nine- 
month commitment as a stu- 
dent missionary. Today, as I 
write from my dorm room at 
Zaoksky Adventist University, 
I have been in Russia for less 
than two weeks, but Southern 
already seems worlds away. 

This year is going to be an 
adventure for me, and I'd like 
to share pieces of the adven- 
ture with you. 

Would you like to know 
what Russians think of 
peanut butter, or how two 
people who don't speak each 
other's language can be good 
friends, or what Seventh-day 
Adventists in Russia are like? 
This column will be the place 
to And out. 

First of all, let me tell you 
the story of how I ended up in 

I wanted to be a student 
missionary, but I didn't want 

to be a teacher because I hate 
being up front. I applied for a 
position as a public relations 
assistant and waited...and 
waited., and waited.... 

Months later, I went into 
the chaplain's office to tellJoy 
Brown, the student missions 
coordinator, that I was ready 
to give up on ever hearing 
back from the place I had 
applied to go. 

Before I had the chance to 
get that far, Joy asked if I 
would consider working in an 
orphanage in Russia. \ I had 
to pray about it, but it only 
took me one day to decide: I 
wanted to go to Russia. 

To condense my story, let 
me just say that I chose to 
come to Russia because I 
wanted to work with children 
all day long without having to 
get in front of them and teach. 

God's plans are not always 
what we expect, though. Right 
now I'm teaching two college- 
level English classes (and lov- 
ing it). I haven't yet stepped 
foot in an orphanage, though 
I still hope to eventually start 
volunteering at one of the ten 
orphanages in the area. 

I almost feel like I was 
tricked into coming here 
under false pretenses, but I'm 
glad it worked out this way. I 
know that I am where God 
wants me to be and I'm excit- 
ed to see where else He leads 
me this year. It probably 
won't be where I expect. 

Ask Big Debbie: Long-distance love 

Big DtHRIf Idhk rii';hini>n Hiii.. .-„o..U: >l ... i .■ 

Dear Big Debbie, 
I've been in n long distance 
relationship for about half a 
year now. She's an incredible 
girl, definitely worth waiting 
for. When we're together it's 
great, hut the distance thing is 
killing me. And I'm really 
k tempted to cheat. Especially 
W lately. What should I do? 
-Getting Distracted 

Dear Getting Distracted, 
If I had a dime for ever>' 
time this problem surfaced its 
ugly head, I'd be a rich indi- 
vidual. To add to that, I think 
I'd be safe in saying that 
everyone has had at least one 

long distance fling, resulting 
in a flurry of e-mails- not to 
mention the lengthy, heated 
phone conversations... I 

digress. The point is that 
you're not alone. Here's a few 
ways to look at it: 

Forty years and older point 
of view: "Long distance is 
great-it's keeping you from 
being out late on week nights. 
What you're feeling is very 
natural, after all, the devil is 
prowling around like a roaring 
lion. It's good to practice 
faithfulness while you're 
young: chances are the trait 
wdl come in handy in the 

Disappointing chauvinistic 
guy answer: "You will never 
be in another place where 

there are ladies your age at 
every turn. Is it cheating if 
you're in another area code?" 

Typical girl answer: "Long 
distance is a true test of love. 
If you two truly care for each 
other, you will be able to ivith- 
stand the bonds of time and 

As you can see, there are a 
plethora of ways to approach 
this issue. If she is worth it, 
weigh the pros and cons. 
What are you willing to sacri- 
fice for this dame? If she is 
honestly "worth waiting for" 
you may have answered your 
o>vn question. However I'd 
like you to think about' the 
future for a moment. At what 
pomt does she and both of 
your futures intersect? This 

be a trickier thing to 

dinate than you might think. 

I know of people who have 
done the long distance thing 
and have had success, but 
these stories are very few and 
far between (of course, you 
and your significant other are 
special). About the cheating 
thing- it's not worth the guilt 
if you can't keep your nose 
clean. Be honest with yourself 
and her. In fact, that is what 
the whole thing is about. 
Treat her as if she has never 
left your side. It may mean 
laying down the break-up 



of the week 

What would bring 
people to intramu- 
ral games in 

"A Southern ani- 
mal mascot. A 
woodchuck or a 

Matt Turk 

"If ttiey had 
credit " 

Brandon Ons 

"I would." 

Devon P 


Brct MyioNbT 

"Co-ed nnud 


shows (eatunng 
poetry readings 
and the art of 
human sculp- 


£drtor'snof€: A recent infor^^ 
and unresponsive survey K"^ 
that 90 percent of Southern *^^ 
dents are woehiUyuncr.mpeti'^ 
Another survey of the same 
group revealed that too ^ 
of them would rather take a 
than watch an intramur 


THURSDAY. October 14, 2004 

The Southern Accent 7 

^drew Bermudez 
Opinion Editor 



Evaluate | Letter to the editor: Senate diversity? 


I discovered something very 
startling this summer. For what 
jeems like eternity, we have 
iung tlie praises of car manufac- 
centered near Bavaria, 
lamely BMW and Mercedes 
though Audi is nice too). This 
as weaved its way into our 
jclies too, where we college 
:udents dream about the day 
ten we can have those two 
rtercedes along with the big 

Walking outside the airport 
in Frankfort, I decided to look 
for a good taxi. So I passed the 
first Mercedes taxi and the next 
Mercedes taxi, and the next, 
and tlie next, until I finally came 
to one that wasn't a Mercedes (it 
was a BMW SUV). So there I 
stood in the middle of a long I 
line of taxis with drivers shout- 
ing things at me in a language I 
didiit understand in the middle [ 
of a toroign country. But I real- , 
izi-d something at that moment: 
Riches are relative. Your dream 
car may be just a taxi to some- 
what are your dreams and 
goals in life? Are you aiming for 
c-figure income and the 
iocial position that it brings 
gou? Maybe you don't want 
That, maybe you just want to 
ive] the world wherever and 
Bhene\'er you want. Whatever 
pu want, make sure it's what 
lod wants for you. Because 
^aidless of what you want, 
meday you will come to a 
t in Ufe where you realize 
you've been aiming for is 
a taxi. 

'or ever)' animal of the for- 
est Ls Mine, and the cattle on a 
fiiousand hills," Psalm 50:10 
"1^. riiis verse includes every 
Meri,-des and BMW on the 
planet He has the capabihty 
pd the desire to give you the 
y best, providing you under- 
bid His definition of rich: 
3 rust, but heaven only gets 
Iter. In other words, the pre- 
- 5 gold that we hve for is only 
isphalt of heaven. What do 
X hve for? If you seek riches 
pa fame, you're stiU below the 
Jverty line in God's eyes. But if 
_^go for a humble spirit and a 
8«itle heart, you're rich beyond 
^stunation. It's your choice. But 
^ for me, rd rather not be 
^d driving a taxi when Jesus 

Dear Editors: 

You ran a relatively innocu- 
ous little story in the Oct. 7 
issue about diversity in the 
U.S. Senate, which you appar- 
ently passed on uncritically 
from the Associated Press. It 
wasn't factually incorrect, but 
it did contain some implica- 
tions that I find troubling. 

The story seems to cast the 
fact that the Senate is "domi- 
nated overwhelmingly by 
white males" as an evil that, if 
we would all just agree to do 
the right thing, could and 
should be overcome. "It's the 
most exclusive men's club in 
the world, and that power is 
given up very reluctantly," 
said the only source quoted in 
the story. Sounds like an over- 
arching and tyrannical con- 
spiracy to me! 

Completely overlooked is 
how all those "white males" 

got to the Senate. They won 
free and fair elections. You 
and [ sent them there. 

In separate elections in 50 
states, each of the 100 U.S. 
senators survives a very rigor- 
ous primary or convention 
contest, followed by (in most 
states) a competitive general 
election in which citizens of 
every race and both sexes are 
perfectly free to vote for the 
candidate of their choice. No 
one has ever intimidated or 
coerced my vote. You could 
probably say the same. 

The story was also unduly 
pessimistic about the 
prospects of women in the 
Nov. 2 election. "The current 
composition of the Senate 
includes a record 14 women, a 
number unlikely to get big- 
ger." Actually, there is a rea- 
sonable chance that number 
will rise to 15 or 16, depending 

on some very close elections 
in Alaska, Florida, and South 

The inference of the story is 
to suggest that if you and I 
were as right-thinking and 
patriotic as we should be, 
then whenever confronted 
with the opportunity, we 
would vote for a female candi- 
date, or a candidate from a 
racial minority, just to even 
things out and make sure 
minority viewpoints are rep- 

I am far more concerned 
with the qualifications, per- 
sonal integrity, and my agree- 
ment with a candidate's posi- 
tion on different issues. I have 
voted for blacks and Latinos 
and I even worked in the cam- 
paign of a female candidate 
for the U.S. Senate (Colorado, 
1986). But I have never sup- 
ported those candidates 

BECAUSE they were female 
or black or whatever. 

I absolutely believe in the 
protection of and sensitivity 
to minority rights. But as I'm 
casting my vote on any given 
election day, if I find that the 
better candidate in a certain 
race is the middle-aged white 
guy who looks a lot like me, 
I'm afraid I don't think of 
myself as "backward" or 
"unenlightened" if I vote for 

Political correctness has its 


Ray Minner 

Editors' Note: Although 
Minner is entitled to his 
opinion, the editors would 
like to note that he has 
fedled to critique the system 
that elects mostly white 
males to positions of power. 

Head to head: left vs. right 

Caught in the quagmire 

Brian Lauritzen 

If you've seen any weapons of 
mass destruction lying around, I 
think President Bush is looking 
for them. News flash: they don't 
exist. That is, if you believe the 
1,700 members of the Iraq 
Survey Group that went to more 
than 1,200 potential WMD sites 
in Iraq. 

The ISG's job was to investi- 
gate what WMD programs 
Saddam Hussein had in place in 
Iraq and what potential he had 
for further production. What 
they found was that Hussein's 
WMD capabilities were 
destroyed in 1991 and haven't 

We Democrats should be saU- 
vating with glee at this potential 
deathblow to the Bush re-elec- 
tion campaign, right? Certainly 
I'd Uke to celebrate this as a win 
for the Kerry campaign, but the 
fact is as of press time 
(10/8/04), 1,208 coalition forces 
have been killed in Iraq-1,069 
of them were Americans. 

These troops were sent to 
Iraq to rid Saddam Hussein of 
weapons of mass destruction 
that never existed. They were 
sent to Iraq to destroy a Imk with 
al Qaeda that never existed. 
They were sent to Iraq to eradi- 
cate Saddam Hussein's nuclear 
weapons programs that never 

The real weapons of mass destruction 
Timothy Morse 

I'm not saying Iraq wasn't a 
problem, but it comes down to a 
question of priority. The current 
administration apparenUy 
believes that Iraq was tlie great- 
est threat to global security. 
John Kerry disagrees. He will 
intensily our search for Osama 
bin Laden and set an Iraq exit 
strategy in motion (He hopes to 
have our troops home within 
four years). 

President Bush says we 
shouldn't tell our troops that tills 
is tiie wrong war to tiie wrong 
place at tiie wrong time. What 
should we tell Uiem? "Keep 
dying— we'll come up witii a rea- 

When are we gomg to get it 
right? Osama bin Laden 
attacked us on September 11, 
2001. A proper response is to go 
after him. Fifteen of tiie 19 Sept. 
u hijackers were from Saudi 
Arabia. A proper response is to 
deal with the Saudi government. 
Nortii Korea continues to devel- 
op nuclear weapons. A proper 
response is to sit down witii 
fliem and get them to disarm. 

You decide what should be 
tiie higher priority: catching flie 
perpeti^tor of tiie 9-" ^t*^<^^' 
deahng witii a global nuclear 
tiireat, or chasing after tiiose 
elusive weapons of mass 

Just last week President 
Bush and Vice President 
Cheney formally declared 
that Iraq had no weapons of 
mass destruction. After all 
the months of searching and 
scouring the Iraqi homeland, 
none of the reported biologi- 
cal and nuclear weapons 
turned up. Of course, the 
press went into a feeding 
frenzy. At this announce- 
ment, the whole world fig- 
ured that it had the right to 
jump on George Bush's back. 
And they should, right? One 
of the main reasons this con- 
flict started was because we 
believed Saddam had these 
types of weapons. People are 
now saying that because 
Saddam obviously didn't have 
those weapons, we should 
never have gone to war in the 
first place. And you know 
what? They're absolutely 
right. In fact, I'm willing to 
go one step further. 

We should never have gone 
to war with Germany in 
Worid War II. Hitier never 
directly attacked us; it was 
only the Japanese that gave 
us any real trouble. So why 
didn't we just take care of the 
Japanese after Pearl Harbor 
and call and end to our part of 
the war? I think that's what 

we should have done. 
Germany wasn't really con- 
nected to Japan - we should 
have just cleaned up and left. 

What? You think that's a 
ludicrous suggestion? Well so 
do I. The suggestions and 
criticisms of this administra- 
tion that say we should have 
gotten Osama and stopped 
our fight with terror are idiot- 
ic and irrational. Everyone 
knows that Germany and 
Japan both had the same goal 
of world domination. Wliy? 
Because twisted and danger- 
ous minds think alike. Hitier, 
Mussolini, and the Japanese 
bigwigs all thought the same 
way, and thus, were connect- 
ed in their goals. So doesn't it 
make sense that when you 
consider the crime of terror, 
big people in that circle might 
think the same? Osama bin 
Laden, Saddam Hussein, 
Kim-jong II - all of these lead- 
ers have the same goal and 
method for getting there. 

Weapons of mass destruc- 
tion? I think we found one. It 
was bearded and crouched in 
a littie shoveled-out cave in 
Iraq. The weapon of mass 
destruction is safely in captiv- 
ity. Anything else was just an 

Thursday, Q^ figj;:;^! 

Melissa Turner 
Religion Editor 



CncW customer service church suggests 2811, 

I love Wal-Mart. I'm sure _ - - 

that Vm not the only one who thing." They ask if I d hke_to 
would say Wal-Mart has 

hrtng some of my ^-us^ Jesus says "Come unto 
chs'ses back to Wal-Mart, me all ye who have had_ 
They ask what's wrong with 
them and I simply say "every- 

become Amenca s stor 
only does Wal-Mart 

get some more o; 
money back. 
Do you have s 

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also offer it at 

back to Wal-Mart? A test you 

But the thing that I like you had with your best friend 

mate? Maybe things 

have gone so bad for you that 

best about Wal-Mart 

can bring back anything you 

want You can bring it back you want to bring your week, 
even after opening the prod- year, or perhaps even your 

ucl and trying to get some use 
out of it. 

After thinking about Wal- 
Mart's excellent customer 
service, 1 thought it might be 

whole life back to Wal-Mart 
and exchange it for a better 

The Bible talks about 

,>,ugh week, difficult room- 
mate, and heavy class_^ load, 
and I will give you rest.' 

And when you give Him 
this life that you chose on 
vour own, He won't tell you 
or say that the 
xpired and you 
should have come back more 
quickly ivith your problems. 
Instead, He'll take your bro- 
ken life and give you a brand 

When was the last time you 
stopped by the Spiritual Wal- 
Mart? The lines are never long 
and there is no waiting. All 
you do is talk to the manager 
of you. 

ipiritual Wal-Mart called and He'll take 

Professors stay spiritually active 

s leader; 

Teachers and 
not have an easy jol: 
in a school. Time is scarce and 
' they are held to a much higher 
'' Hta'ndArd' as public figut-es. 
James talks about this in his 
epistle: "Not many of you 
shovild presume to be teachers, 
my brothers, because you 
know that we who teach will be 
judged more utrictly," (James 

So, how do Christian profes- 
sors stay strong spiritually? 
What things do they do to 
make a difference in how they 
meet their busy schedules and 
numerous responsibilities? 
"I'm busier than ever before. 

read not only the Bible but 
other provocative Christian 

so if I schedule time with other wiiters who share their experi- 

people Vm going to make [lis- ences, reactions, attitudes and 

tening to God's voice] happen," coping strategies. There is 

said Lisa Clark Diller. hJstoi-y comfort in knowing others 

professor. One way she does understand." 

by having a spiritual Dr. Volker Henning, profes- 

runs each morning. Benge 
runs about three to sL\ miles 
each day. 

"I designate the last mile 
that I run as my prayer mile," 
Benge says. During that prayer 
mile, Benge opens up his heart 
to God and speaks to Him like 

says she finds it important to Journal! 

have someone to talk with Communication, 
"low sIk 
"We ask each other about 
how we arc listening to God in 
our lives and our obedience to said, 
that," Diller said. "And this 
person is praying for and with enjoymenr 

Fundamental Belief 

MiU^TlURNER Committee not only looked a 

REuciofjEonoR the statistics, but alsolookedai 

what we should do in the coL 
Seventh-day Adventists text of preparing the world fnl 
believe they are actively the last days. According to th;| 
involved in a great controversy committee, "the Adventist in 
between good and evil, and both nal look says that God will ?; 


Dr. Wilnni McClart>', eng- 
lish professor and department 
chair, says she finds encour- 
agement in reading the Bible, 

books by Christian throughrto pray-'irread, 


"A literature quote 1 use fc 
secular literaUvre also applit 
to my spiritual readings: 
read to know that I am nc 
alone!'" McClarty said. "So 

sides are fighting for allegiance. 
This is not a new idea. We are 
well-acquainted with it, and it is 
even articulated in our 27 
Fundamental Beliefs. 

But until recently it has not 
been considered that our funda- 
mental doctrines do not directly 

address particular aspects of the before. We must do all 
great controversy, such as the now to prepare the world 
demonic powers experienced by that final deception." 
Hindu, Buddhist and animist Dr.Akersemphasizedthatall 
converts as new Christians. Christians, seasoned veteram 

Long-time SDA educator Dr. and new converts alike, can be| 
George Akers explained in a ser- encouraged when they 
mon that our church has pro- ing dovm or are afraid of what's] 
posed a 28th Fundamental 
Belief in order to address these 
issues that are being encoun- 
tered in the 10/40 window mis- 
sion field. 

Dr. Akers referred to an arti- 
cle in the June 3, 2004, issue of 
the Adventist Review entitled 
The Fundamental Beliefs and 
'Growing in Christ': Proposal for 
a New Fundamental Belief," 
(40-44). In the article, the 

huge harvest from alll 
nations, victoriously leadingHisI 
people through the great eoil 
time deceptions that WM 
mclude a seemingly miraculousl 
display of evil powers.! 
Spfritualism will take controUl 
the world in a way never seal 

going on around them. 

"When you're getting dis-| 
couraged about how thii 
going, turn to the last i 
the Book, we win," Akers said. I 

A possible first sentence Im 
the new belief goes: " 
cross Jesus triumphed c 
forces of e\Tl," (44)- The rest(J| 
the content would > 
the indwelling of the HolySpiii| 
instead of evil spirits and tbfl 

authors outUne current world power of prayer and spew 

time meditating on God's Worii 
This issue will be disciissei| 
and voted on during the 20^| 
General Conference Session a 
St. Louis, Mo., next summer. 
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and learn more about this suM 

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s and the proposed 
doctrine that would help answer 
new converts' questions about 
the power of God over evil. 

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evil powers. The Advenrist the Adventist Review arti* 
external look says we have 70 "^" ^—'-"--"^^1 Reliefs anJj 
percent of the world's popula- 
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Thurs day, October 14, 2004 

Matthew Janetzko 
Sports Editor 

B utter wins 

Daryl Sanford 

Team Cocoa Butter won 
j their Wednesday night game 
against Team Fourth and Long 
with a final score of 32-13- 

Fourth and Long took the 
lead early in the game \vitli a 
touchdown. On the next play, 
the ball was intercepted. Then 
on the play after that, Peter 
Reinhardt ran the ball in to 
score for Cocoa Butter. From 
there on team Cocoa Butter 
went on to score four more 
times, including two touch- 
downs by receiver Dante 
' Strong in the first half, to put 
I Cocoa Butter in the lead. 
3 Cocoa Butter remained 
■ strong and scored two more 
1 times in the second half. Foiuth 
ijand Long tried to come back, 
, and was able to score a second 
, touchdown, but after that, they 
were plagued by fumbles and 
inioniplete passes. Cocoa 
ButiL^r team Captain Nataniel 
Re.i-^ watched from the side- 
liTh-, holding the down marker 
for the official and cheering his 
teu in. • m while at the same time 
te!]m^ his teammates when it 
w,;> nine to rotate the players 
ai-i Jetting the substitutes on 
tliv sidelines go in. He says this 
lens quite often to make 
everyone gets to play. 
Ve are getting to the point 
'where we communicate better 
a team; hopefully we'll soon 
|be magnificent," said Reyes. 

The Southern Accent 9 


Lori BlaisdeU, quarterba^, looks for an opening rii 
Higashlde block Dr. Lisa Diller. 

hilo Klissa Friedrich, foreground, and Yuki 

Clarke-Ford tandem too 
tough for Patriot Women 

Julie Clarke and Lindsey 
Ford hooked up for two touch- 
downs and Team Clarke played 
excellently on the defensive end 
to corral the PatriotWomen, ig- 

Clarke entered the game late 
in the first half and didn't waste 
any time making her presence 

known, throwing a bomb to 
Ford to put Team Clarke up by 
two touchdowns going into half- 
time. Tlie second half was much 
of the same, as Clarke and Ford 
again connected with many 
Patriots defenders surrounding 

Team Clarke was also a force 
on the defensive side. Jocelyn 
Jones and Kelly Mittan each 

had an interception. The second 
pick ended a strong drive by the 
Patriots. Late in tlie game, Lori 
Biaisdell connected with Carrie 
Carman, who went into tlie end 
zone uncontested to cut Team 
Clarke's lead to 19-6. However, 
it was too little too late for the 
PatriotWomen, who fell to 0-1 
with the loss. Team Clarke 
moves to 1-0 with the win. 

This week in 

g^ i nis weeK in _ 


Seattle Storm's Betty Lennox (22) hoists the MVF trophy as head wach / 
Donovan, top, and teammates look on as they celebrate the Storm s 74-60 
o>" the Connecticut Sun Tuesday, in Game 3 ofthe WNBA Fmflls at Key 
^"^aa in s*„t*i„ 

Raul Chavez, middle jumps c 
males Brad Ausmus, left, Dan Wheeler, foreground and 
Jose Vizcaino, center obscured, as they celebrate defeat- 
ing the Atlanta Braves, 12-3. to win the National League 
Division Series at Turner Field in Alhinta, Monday. 

Family Guys lose to 
Service Department 

Daryl Sanford 

The Service Department team 
won Tuesdav night s flag football 
game 33 13 Despite a valiant 
effort b> the Famil\ Guvs ivhich 
mcluded an intercepdon by K.enn\ 
Matthews the Service Department 
team still managed to score three 
touchdowns )n the first half and 
tlien a fourth soon after that The 
I, ime uent ';moothl\ despite the 
titt that there were numerous 
penalties called in the first half, the 
[najority of which were on 
whichever team was playing 
defense. The two major ones were 
for tackling and holding. Holding 
means grabbing the runner by the 
arm or the clothes and hanging on 
while to ti>' to grab one of the flags 
off of his belt to end the play. 
Tackling of course means knock- 
ing the runner down which is ille- 
gal in flag football. 

The game started and yai p.m. 
and lasted for just over an hour, 
including a short half time. At the 
beginning of the game it was 
uncertain who would win. The 
teams, seemed evenly, matched. 
One of the receivers for the Family 
Guys returned the initial kickoff 
well. But after that the Family 
Guys just seemed to lose tlieir 
momentum. The Service 
Department prompdy intercepted 
die ball and went on to score. 

Intramural schedule 


I rojana - Blitzkrieg 
DatolU Old School 
WjHnbiiJi - CBIT 

Bife!<AC - rcmiFresh 
Kii),ral5 - rhcFoolballTtJ 

CnolPoints - ThePlayerHaters6pm 
KiiLcanctrs - DeepSouth Tpni 

WilcJaits - Rtdhots Spni 

lirne-CA&Ryan 7pm 

KiiRTuts - Wildcats Spin 

jtnotWoraan - BusDrivere 9pn] 


rrojana - BtgRAC 


CocoaButtcr - Buccaneers 


RedHots - WiliiThangs 


Cool Point, - TheWallabies 






Bombers - X-Pactor 


CUrice- DeGrave 


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I. Famous hedgehog 

6. Conlains coffee or ashes 

9. Musician Ure 

14. Suspended from soft palate 

15. Duran Duran song 

16. Negative ion 

17. Lowest point 

IS. No room at the 

jy. Latin Atncriean plain 
21). tollcclcd bit by bit 
22. IVIurphy Brown's boss 

2i. Maria 

24. lisse (frccbic) 
26. Priests and rabbis 
30. Mard 

34. Variety show 

35. Painter Neiinaii 

36. Wildebeest 

37. Couple 

.^X.C'elehrily (Informal) 
3'). Actress (iershon 

40. Prickly husk 

41. Made by hand 

42. Tangle 

43. Siiiull telescope 

45. Unit of magnetic flux 

46. After-.showcr garment 

47. Not happy 

48. Director Kiarostami 
5 1 . ilousewivcs 

57. and Special Sauce 

58. Five ininus four 
5'). Dialect 

60. Fxam of finances 

61. Limited company 

62. Ring-like coral island 

63. Tall grasses 

64. Cease to live 
65.1 Dream of 


1. Model Hi Lee 

2. Klliplical 

3. Naked 

4. Three ilium 

5. Massacre 

6. Waste product 

7. Piece of jewelry 

8. Not a secret 

9. Sweet wine 

10. Rock formation 

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12. Not here 
21. Poison 

25. Slovenly person 

26. MTV series 

27. Ease 

28. Not few 

29. Caribbean liquor 

30. Selves, improper 

31. Painted arch 

32. Opposite of outer 

33. Pairs 

35. Property by lease 
38. Maryland crustaceans 
39. Talk 

41. Places for clothes 

44. Pregnant 

45. No longer is 

47. Soft-napped leather 

48. Gelatinous material 

49. Fifth rainbow color 

50. Predict 

52. Against 

53. Ceremonial act 

54. Later 

55. Tangelo 

56. Shoe bottom 

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The Southern Accent 11 


1^^}^ I I Vehicles ContT] | Electronics Cont] | Electronics Gont.l I Misc. Cent. 

99White,VW Beetle GLS 
great condition, all 
icords kept, loaded with 
■oof, Spoiler, Tinted win- 
;, cruise control, power 
indows and locks etc. 
1600.00 obo Call Kelly at 

I 1999 Ford Mustang Coup, 
niles. Electric green, 
leather. Power everything, 
D/Tape/AM/FM, K&N 

Jfirfilter, Cruise, Clean Carfax 
Ifistory report, excellent car 
tfith no problems. $88ooobo 
antact Andy at 423-503- 
rt)3j or email at 

Saab Turbo SE, 91K, 
r. Leather, $6,499 call 
I3-619-5794, 931-924-8404 
ffiter Lee 

• 1990 Acura Integra, auto- 
matic, red, runs great, very 
fast car. 30 mpg, $2400 253- 

797-4578 Nicholas Mann 

I Electronics | 

Two 8" Bazooka Speakers- 
Amplified Bass Tubes 
$250/pair OBO.Call 650-3096 

12" Mac IBook "snow" G3 
SOOMhz, 15GB Hard Drive, 
384MB RAM, CD, OS X 
Jaguar, Carrying case. Very 
nice Condition!! Asking 
$600.00. Email me at 

Plextor PX708A Black 
Internal DVD±RW Writer. 
8x/4x/l2x DVD, 4OX/24X/4OX 
CD. Works great, the best you 
can get. Software included. 
$100 OBO. Call Matt 

Netgear RP614A Cable/DSL 
Router with 4-port 10/100 
Switch. Works great. Handy if 
you have more than 1 comput- 

er in your dorm room. $35 
OBO Call Matt 423.309.0999. 
Australian/New Zealand 
plug adapter for sale, $5. 
Like new, travels well, one 
owner. Makes a great gift for 
your traveling friend! Call 
Andrea at 236-6420, or email 
Sarah Postler at 

Profesional Video and 
audio Edditing Software for 
ACID 4,Sound Forge 6 All for 
only $150.00. Compare at 
$500 for (Academic) Vegas 5 
and Sound Forge 7. Qatest ver- 
sions), They Retail for $1200. 
For more info call David at 

Cobra 6-band RADAR/ 
LASER Detector. Works 
Great, detects all speed moni- 
toring systems plus VG-2 and 
Safety Alert signals. All parts 
and original packaging includ- 


Gaia Waterproof paddlers 
backpack, 2000 cu. in. yellow 
and black, Used only hvice, like 
new. Paid $140.00 new, 
Asking $80 Email me at 

Nike sunglasses with dark 
lenses and swapable amber 
lenses for skiing. Comes with 
lens case and glasses case. The 
frame is dark gray, asking $25. 
Excellent condition also 1950's 
Kay Mandolin. Good condi- 
tion. $125 call Jamey at 396- 
9656 or 760-580-8089. 

Rock Climbing Shoes 
Anasazi Moccasym by 5.10 Size 
11.5, Brand Spanking New 
$85Call Anthony at (cell) 615- 
300-7211 or 7714 Or stop by 
my room to try them on, 3714 

Talge Evenings are best 

Hyperiite Wakeboard 

Bindings, 3060, Size 
Large,great shape. $130- call 
Justin: 280-9151 or email 

I Instruments | 

2-year-old Epiphone guitar 
for sale.Rarely used, includes 
hard case and tuner.Over 550 
new, will sell for $400 obo.Call 
Eric at 236-732. 

Ibanez Ergodyne 5-String 
Bass Guitar for Sale Great 
sound, luthite gunmetal grey 
body. There are contours on the 
body around the strings to allow 
for easy popping and snapping. 
The guitar is in great condition, 
with no major dings, scuffs, or 
wear of any kind. Needs new 
strings. Comes with a canvas gig 
bag. $450 - Contact Derek at 
396-9221 or email at 



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Saturday morning October 16 
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back a little gift from Orlando." 

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The Southern Accent 


Thursday, October 28 

Volume 60, Issue 7 

Social work 
grant awaits 

1 1 School of Social Work and Family 

i bTudits ts awaiting a contract from both 

the state and Middle Temiessee State 

University to begm trainmg state social 


-The contract is m process but they are 
still working with the state to iron out 
some of the details " said Stanlev 
Ste\enson assistant professor of the 
social work and family studies depart 

Southern is also awaiting appro\ai 
from Southern Association of Colleges 
and Schools, the university's accrediting 

Southern is one of 13 Tennessee 
[schools with an accredited social work 
'program that will share in providing $16 
million in training for state social work- 
ers. Of this $16 million, Southern will 
receive $362,000 to train approximately 
400 employees in Hamilton County and 
several southeast comities served by the 
Teiintssee Department of Children's 

A lawsuit against Tennessee's chil- 

vices for negligence prompted 

t rainin g and retraining of social work- 

rding to the Child Welfare 

nsortium Initiative. As part of the set- 

lement, the plaintiffs -required all work- 

with direct contact with cUents must 

Bachelor of Social Work degree or 

irtification by March 2006. 

"Workers in this part of the state won't 

to go to Knoxviile or Nashville to be 

ed anymore, the training will come 

them," said Valerie Radu, director of 

uthem's social work program. 

Despite the wait, Senior Vice President 

for Academic Administration Steve 

fawluk said he is confident the contract 

fbe completed and training will begin 

Granite arrives from Vermont 

Sarah Postler 

i\ iuaK...c addition came by rafl to 
campus Friday when an 83-ton piece of 
Barre Gray granite arrived from Vermont. 
The granite, weighing 166,000 pounds, is 
more than two stories high and will com- 
plete Southern's "Passing the ManUe 
pubhc art display. 

"Passing the Mantle," funded by dona- 
tions, will show Elijah passing his mantle 
down to Hisha, visually symbolizuig the 
passing of knowledge from one genera- 
tion to ti.e next, and is to be sculpted by 
Wayne Hazen, dean of the School of 
Visual Art and Design. 

Rock of Ages, the Vermont based 
quarry, reported that die stone was the 
S^toLrbeshipped out of die state 
b7tiain. Another feat was die transport- 

ing of the granite from its rail-car box to 
its temporary resting spot across from 
Campus Safety. Two cranes, a heavy duty 
iractor-ti-ailer, and nine workmen spent 
about 10 hours on Friday lifting tiie gran- 
ite from the rail car, transporting it, and 
then positioning it into place. 

The move shut Industrial Drive down 
for several hours and caused some back 
ups at tile four-way stop by die duck 

"Elijah hterally stopped b-affic," said 
Debbie Nessen, senior Chemistry major. 
"But we were moving again in about five 
minutes so it wasn't reaUy a huge incon- 
vienence at all." 

The granite's overall arrival went 
smootiily and attracted a crowd of 

"It really turned out to be a sort of 

social event," said Melita Pujic, senior 
advertising major. 

Hazen hopes the project will continue 
to attract onlookers. 

"I think that people recognize the sig- 
nificance of tile project and I hope that 
when they stop to look they can focus on 
the emotional and spiritual side of the dis- 
play as well," he said 

The sculptures represent Southern's 
mission of passing knowledge from the 
older to younger generations. 

"We hope that the display will be a con- 
stant reminder of Southern's mission to 
all who sec it," said Ben Wygal, chair of 
the pubhc art committee. 

Work on tile project began in 2001 
with the sculpting of a 40-ton EUsha and 
Hazen predicts both statues will be com- 
plete by 2007 or sooner. 


Campus News 

Current Events 






Page 12 




Ask not what your country can 
do for you; ask what you can do 
for your country. gjjk 

- John Kennedy's ^ 

inaugural address, 1961 

2 The Southern Accent 

Destiny to perform for alumni weekend 

•^ ^ .„ ._- 1.. ..,i„o hpritaee. whether we 

Megan Brauner 

T„e dra^a company will be ly value henta^^^hete 
holding a reunion of its own at know it or not. Destmy is 
1 Oct. 30, in Ackerman ferent; 

c can leam a lot from 

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Sabbath school on Alumni ments. This w,ll provide an ^.tze^^^Ua^ee^ ^^ 

Weekend, Oct. 30, at the opportunity to discuss the ' *f J^^ ™P„ters from 

Collegedale Church. h-ture of the company^ Sager ^ '™f ^^o" Tf you will." 

Tm proud of my cast and hopes to see alumni become J^^ P??j °""''°''' ^ 

cre^s4pcrfonnancc,"sa,d ^^ involved with Deshny, as M'^«-„oldng forward to 

Director Maria Sager, referring do cast and crew members. uesnnyis 
"Our history is so important, 

because it gives us security," 

Renee Baumgartner, props 

master and first-year member, 

said. "We as human beings real- 

to Destiny's participation 
Southern Union Gym Clinic. 
Sager is anticipating another 
successfiil performance on 
Alumni Weekend. 

a full year, with tours and per- 
formances taking place every 
month, and is committed to 
making God real to their audi- 
ence through their sketches. 

Destiny Drama Company practices Tuesday i 
Alumjii weekend performance celebrating o\ 

Photo by s ,„„ 

preparation for their ' 
r2o years of drama 

Health Services moving 

Health Services is moving in 
March 2005, and will offer more 
services. The new location will be 
behind the Outdoor Center, in a 
renovated house near the 
entrance to tlie biology trail. 

'iTie piojected date for moving 
to their new office was slated for 
Jan. 1, but construction difficul- 
ties have led to postponing the 
move until early March, 

Health Services will offer more 
.sfmcc-^ for .Siiiiihcrn staff and 
if Ihcy sub- 


;iiici-. Now '■hifrvvill iioi need to 
use their lunch break to run into 
town to visit tlieir physician's 
offices for prescriptions or 
.■ili|iimilinciils, Instead they will 
y,> I I ( 'li'i I ;ils ici specialists for care 
ill I'Mil ni visiijnga general prac- 

iii pill' iis new streamlined 
' i\i" iiiiillh Sci-vices is not 
:ilw,iv:. .^iiiilouts' and faculties' 
lirsi clioiiv ill medical care. 

"I've been here three years, 
and have only visited Health 
Services three times. Since I have 
private insurance, I don't tend to 
visit them," said Sara Smart, a 
junior nursing major. 

"Most employees are used to 
taking care of their own medical 
needs. For new employees, it will 
really make things easier," said 
Avionne Fiye, pubhcation assis- 
tant in the public relations office. 

The new location will continue 
to serve students as before and 
will offer transportation to and 
from the new location to the 

"The philosophy of Health 
Sei-vices is initial care for stu- 
dents and staff, in a neutral envi- 
ronment, uway from foot traffic," 
said Marty Hamilton, director of 
properly management and devel- 

Ratiier than having a supervis- 
ing physician on call, Dr. Michael 
Orquia will be present each 
Wednesday for appointments 
and consultations. 



The Southern Accent 

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Southern hit by flu 
vaccine shortage 

Over the last couple of 
weeks many people have been 
affected by the nationwide flu 

Southern is no exception. 

Just before noon on 
Wednesday, Oct. 6, Betty 
Garver, University Health 
Center director, received 
notice that 
would not 
be getting 
any of the 


In previous 

years the 

More than 200,000 
people are hospital- 
ized, and more than 
36,000 Americans die 
every year from com- 
plications of the flu. 

late, but this 
will be the 
first time there 

ing or production problems, 
and insufficient stockpiles, 
according to the Centers for 
Disease Control and 

On average, about 5 to 20 
percent of U.S. residents get 
the flu. And more than 
200,000 people are hospital- 
ized, with more than 36,000 
Americans dying every year 
from complications of the flu. 
The flu, or 
influenza, ■ is 
caused by a 
virus that 

infects the res- 
piratory tract 
(nose, throat, 
lungs), accord- 
ing to the CDC's 
Vi'eb site. The 

.'t be any. and life-threatening complica- 
Due to the flu vaccine shortage tions in many people. 
there is no available vaccine for With the peak of the flu sea- 

those who are considered to be 

"It won't affect Southern as 
much as some places. It's 
mainly those with a high risk of 
health problems, and the eld- 
erly " Garver said. "Southern the ne:ct couple of months. 
students are at a healthy age, 
and lead a healthy lifestyle," 

Many factors contributed to 
the present flu vaccine short- 
age, like companies leaving the 
vaccine market, manufactur- 

son occurring anywhere from 
late December through March 
in the United States, it's 
important to try and stay 
healthy since there is no pro- 
tection for most peopk 

Get plenty ■ of rest, eat a 
healthy diet, and drink lots of 
water," Garver said. "Keep 
your body healthy, and it 
should prevent things from 
coming your way." 

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Dr. Dan lim has a mes 
for Southern faculty: "You ii 
ine it, and we cau develop il 

Lim is the new director of | 
faculty development and online 
learning and he wants to engage I 
students and faculty in interac- f 
tive technology. His slogan I 
refers to his passion for creating I 
programs tliat malte teaching I 
and learning more interesting, [ 
such as a Flash game generator I 
he created, which is already 
being used by the nursing and 
physical education depart- 

Lim said a good foundation , 
such as e-class, already exists I 
helping teachers streamline I 
classes. [ 

Not all faculty members are I 
using e-class, which Lim hof^ I 
will change. To encourage lliii | 
he is providing more baijiing I 
for faculty, including work- [ 
shops, office visits, and ted I 
support. Lim also plans to pi«- 1 
vide e-ciass orientation for ne» I 
students, beginning ne.ft semes- f 

Dr. John Taylor, professor of I 
education and psycholog)', s» I 
he appreciates the developoSl 
technology and uses onlin'| 
components in all his dass» 

"It probably keeps us all W 
ter organized. I don't like staa- 
and stacks of paper." Ta.V" ■ 
said. He uses e-class to p 
class syDabi, lecture notes, . 
grades. His students can = 
Sm in projects via the inter^ 
rather than using P"" | 


"[It] saves time, saves m" 

and it saves some trees 

Taylor said. . c 

Junior wellness major ^ 

Chase said she uses e-aa- ■ 

two classes, ,jKpe^-T 


ier if you could jus' ,1 
[homework] througb ^i 
instead of ahard copy. 

The Southern Accent 3 

pie Meistersinger reunion 


Organizers of the Die 
jistersinger reunion concert 
ring alumni weekend hope 
bless listeners, as well as 
five interest in the men's 

On Friday at 8 p.m. in the 

j^Jollegedale church, over lOO 

: and former members 

'fcf Die Meistersinger will unite 

sing some of the old favorite 

IS. Voices \vill ring through 

church, not only singing 

ses to God, but also 

fencouraging male students to 

become part of a singing tradi- 

' ■ '^Ve will blow the back wall 
out ,1 the church," said Gerald 
Peel, . \irrent conductor of Die 

It Marvin Robertson, cre- 
ator ,ind former conductor of 
Die Meistersinger, will per- 
form ihe bulk of the conduct- 
ing lames Hanson, also a for- 
mer ronductor of the group, 
will conduct a number as well 

t^ormer members from all 
over the United States will 
reunite with old friends, some 
for the third time since 1994, 
when the first reunion concert 
took place. A second reunion 
oincert happened in 1999. 
Robertson was the main > 

ductor for all three concerts 
and looks fonvard to conduct- 
ing another reunion five years 

Robertson founded Die 
Meistersinger in the mid 
1970's. The group was created 
because some male students 
desired to share their talents 
for singing with the school and 

The group quickly became 
more than a singing group. It 
was like a fraternity who's pur- 

pose was to sing, and it soon 
became the most papular cho- 
rus at Southern. 

"For a lot of former mem- 
bers, the group is the main tie 
to the school," said Evonne 
Crook, director of alumni rela- 

Peel wishes to rebuild this 
family and expects the concert 
to spark an interest in current 
male students to join the 

of the Veterami park in CoLegedide Thursday. 

Below is a sample ballot to be used by Hamilton 
County electorate on November 2. Voters are cau- 
tioned to ensure the ovals are completely filled and 
exchange an errant ballot for a new one rather than 
attempting to erase ovals. 

oSample Ballot 


O Vote For One (1) 

Electors for JOHN F. KERRY for President 
and JOHN EDWARDS for Vice president 

Electors for GEORGE W. BUSH for President 
And DICK CHENEY for Vice President 

Electors for MICHAEL BADNARIK for President 
and RICHARD CAMPAGNA for Vice President 

Electors for RALPH NADER for President 
and PETER MIGUEL CAMEJO for Vice President 

for President and CHUCK BALDWIN for Vice 

Vice President 





Vote For One (1) 
O .lohn Wolfe DEM 

O Zach Wamp REP 

O June Griffin IND 

O Jean Howard-Hill IND 

O Doug Vandagriff IND 






Vote For One (1) 
O James Carpenter DEM 

O Gerald McCormick REP 

O Daniel Towers Lewis IND 

Third Sonscreen film festival honors students 

■ Adventist Communica- 
^" >-envork-s annual film fes- 
e,fi ' f ""^"^reen, presented sev- 
«»l 5.outhern students with 
JJ-^ds for short, Cbrist- 
""^msd motion pictures. 

™ ^''dents Ron Saunders, 

Kevin Ekvall and Stanley 
Pomianowski were recognized 
by festival screeners for their 
short films. The School of 
Visual Art and Design's 2003 
production "Angel in Chains- 
was also honored as a top stu- 
dent produced film. 

According to Sonscreen s 

Web site, the festival is an 
annual gathering for Adventist 
and Christian young adults 
interested in using media tech- 
nology to create cutting-edge 

The festival recognizes their 
works, provides an outlet for 
their productions, and creates 

training and mentoring oppor- 
tunities through internships. 

The four day festival, held in 
Dallas, Texas, gave participants 
the opportunity to view a selec- 
tion of Christian-themed films 
created by students and profes- 
sionals from across the country. 
Additionally, Sonscreen hosted 

workshops for film production 
students, as well as presenta- 
tions from experienced film 

The keynote address was 
presented by a representative 
from Icon Productions, the film 
production outfit headed by 
Mel Gibson. 

Thursday, Octo ber 28 

4 The Southern Accent 



Costumes go to the dogs 



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Judy Lynch iinil licr dciB Gucnthcr dn-sacd alike" 
for u costuniu contest held by Forever Pets sunnlv 
More Sunday In Tern,. 

Waller Tasker drives his ATV with a hear he shot on the handlebars while Paul Peditto. a Man land DNR I 
employee guides him into a garage at the Mount Neho Wildlife Management Area Work Center in I 

OaWand, Md on Monday. The first day of the proposed three day hunt was so sucessful that the remaiiiiii(l 
two days of hunt were canceled, 

Marylanders hunt bears 


Maryland's first bear hunt 
in 51 years started, and sur- 
prisingly ended, in a day. 

As of 8 p.m. Monday, 20 
dead bears had been regis- 
tered at Department of 
Natural Resources checking 
stations, according to the 
DNR kill tally hot line. 
Officials then called a halt to 
any more killing. 

Calling the one-day harvest 
rate "overwhelming," and 
expressing concern that 
allowing the bear hunt to con- 
tinue a second day would 
exceed the 30-bear limit, the 

DNR refused to allow the hunt 
to continue. 

The deadline for register- 
ing Monday's kills is Tuesday 

"While we regret any 
inconvenience, our first 
responsibility is to manage 
Maryland's natural resources, 
and we were concerned that 
opening the hunt a second day 
would put us over our conser- 
vative harvest target of 30 
bears, and potentially jeop- 
ardize future hunts and black 
bear management opportuni- 

ties," said Paul A, Pedittm 
director of the wildlife audi 
heritage service for DNR. 

The hunt in far westenl 
Maryland was scheduled l(| 
last six days. 

Animal- welfare advocaiai 
dispute the state's populatifli 
estimate of 500 bears, coj 
pared with a handful i 
1950s. They also disagree ivill| 
the DNR's assertion f 
hunt is needed to redDdi 
human-bear conflicts, sudml 
the 17 highway deaths of beaii| 
in Maryland this year. 

Bush and Kerry race for votes before election 


In tlie mail, on the phoire, 
nnd in courtrooms across tlie 
nation, activists, lawyers and 
partisans of all lands intensi- 
fied their efforts to shape the 
outcome of next Tuesday's 

With their agendas laid out. 
Bush and Kerry tried to create 
an aura of excitement, hoping 
to snag the dwindling pool of 
voters who haven't taken sides. 

Kerrj' said Wednesday 
"After four years in office, this 
president has failed middle- 
class families with almost every 
choice he's made. He's given 
the expense of middle-class 
"orking families who are struR- 
eling to get ahead." 

"Now he's asking you to give 
him four more years so that he 
can keep up the bad work," 
Kerry told a rally in Sioux aty. 
The Democratic challenger 
said the president's response to 
revelations that 350 tons of 
e.xplosives disappeared in Iraq 
was to "dodge and bob and 
weave." He said Vice President 
Dick Cheney, who has defend- 
ed the administration's actions, 
IS fast becoming the chief min- 
ister of disinformation" while 
the president remains sUent on 
the matter. 

Cheney, campaigning in 
Florida, caUed Kerry an "arm- 
chair general." "If our troops 
had not gone into Iraq as John 
k-em apparently thinks thev 
should not have, that is 

400,000 tons of weapons and 
explosives that would be in the 
hands of Saddam Hussein, who 
would still be sitting in his 
palace mstead of jail," he said. 

"These four years have 
brought moments I could not 
foresee and will not forget," 
Bush says. "I've learned first- 
hand that ordering Americans 
into batae is the hardest deci- 
sion, even when it is right." The 
commercial %vill be seen by a 
limited audience, given that it 
mil run only on a couple 
national cable news networks 

New state polls suggested 

the race was deadlocked in 

Flonda Ohio and 

Pennsylvania, the three most 

important battlegrounds in the 

US troops return home 

Stopn."" "^ I 

Christopher Whalcn, 8, simles as he is sandi-id"''' ^j^, ,„. 
hM father, Tccli. Sgt. Chris Whalen, left, and ""'"'■ d 
after Chris returned home Sunday. Sgt. Whalcn K™ „ sol- 
home Sunday at the Pope Air Force Base with aboui 
dicrs, most of them with the 41st Airlift Squadron. 

Thursday, October 28, 2004 

Current Events 

Israelis dance in protest 

Settlers and supporters of the Jewish settlement movement dance during a gathering of thousands" 
t prune minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip in front of Israel's parlia 

r Knesset, in the backgri 
r allies in the Jewish settler 
'a Strip and parts of the West Bank 

Jerusalem Tuesday. Sharon made a final hreak with his for- 
appealing to parliament to approve a withdrawal from the 
historic vote Tuesday. 

North Korea urged to disarm 

I SEOUL, Sounj Korea (AP) 

Secretary of State Colin 
I Powell urged North Korea on 
I Tuesday to rejoin nuclear dis-^ 
I armament talks if it wants 
nternational aid, while South 
I while South Korea ended a high 
I alert triggered by holes cut into 
border fence. 

South Korea, meanwhile, 
ailed on Washington and 
lother participants in sLx-nation 
[talks to show more flexibility in 
resolving the nuclear standoff 
. comments that appeared to 
listance Seoul from U.S. pro- 

Foreign Minister Ban Ki- 
nged "all participating 
Buntries in the sbc-nation talks 
JO make more creative and real- 
proposals to help bring 
fJorth Korea to the talks as 
s possible." 
Powell said Washmgton has 
intention of changing its 
Worth Korea policy soon, but 
■•■oulil work to resolve the 
lutl'-ai dispute. 

agreed to continue 
pvoting ma.ximum efforts to 
hieving this goal through 
|ultilateral diplomacy and sbi- 
■" talks," Powell said in a 
t news conference with the 
|uth Korean foreign minister. 
Clearly, everybody wants to 
? the next round of sbc-party 
>get started," Powell said, 
Berring to the stalled talks 
pong the United States, the 
^Joreas, China, Japan and 
"This is the time to 
Pve forward, to bring this 
gj;« to a conclusion." 

■said the goal was to help - 

South Korean protesters hold pictures of Colin PoweU marked with a 
cross during a rally against U.S. Secrelary of State Cohn PoweU s vwil 
in front of U.S. Embassy in Seoul Tuesday. 

the people of impoverished from assisting North Korea." 
North Korea have a better Ufe, Meanwhile, South Korea 

in part by providing more food said that two mystenous holes 

^^^ ' ^ found on the wire fence on the 

■We don't intend to attack tense border with North Korea 

North Korea, we don't have any were most likely used not by 

hostile intent notwithstanding commumst infiltrators but by a 

their claims," he said. "It is this South Korean d^ector to the 

nuclear issue that is keeping North It ordered -^ J^oops to 

the- iBternational- community stand down firom a high alert. 

The Sou thern Accent 5 

Hendrick plane crash kills lo i 


A plane owned by the Hendrick Motorsports organization 
crashed Sunday on its way to a NASCAR race, killing all 10 
people aboard, including the son, brother and two nieces of 
the otvner of one of auto racing's most successful teams. 
The Beech 200 took off from Concord, N.C., and crashed in 
the Bull Mountain area about seven miles west of 
Martinsville's Blue Ridge Regional Airport about 12:30 
p.m., said Arlene Murray, spokeswoman for the Federal 
Aviation Administration. 

Israeli parliament OKs Gaza Plan 


Prime Minister Ariel Sharon won a historic victoryTuesday 
when parliament voted to approve his plan to mthdraw 
from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank the first 
time lawmakers have authorized the removal of Jewish set- 
tlements from lands the Palestinians claim for a state. The 
67-45 vote, with seven abstentions, gave strong backing to 
Sharon's plan to evacuate 21 settlements in the Gaza Strip, 
where 8,200 Jewish settlers live amid 1.3 million 
Palestinians, and four in the West Bank. 

Pilot error blamed for crash 


American Airlines Flight 587 lost its tail and plummeted 
into a New York City neighborhood in November 2001, 
killing 265 people, because the co-pilot improperly used 
the rudder to try to steady the plane, federal safety investi- 
gators ruled Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety 
Board also said a poorly designed rudder system on the 
Airbus A300-600 and inadequate pilot training by 
American were contributing factors. 

Japanese hostage to be beheaded 

A militant Islamic Web site on Tuesday showed a video it 
claimed was a Japanese captive kidnapped by Abu Musab 
al-Zarqawi's group and threatened to behead him within 
48 hours unless Japan pulls its troops from Iraq. The man, 
who had long hair and wore a white T-shirt, was identified 
only as someone connected to the Japanese armed forces. 
He spoke briefly in English and Japanese, addressing him- 
self to Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. 

Allawi blames ambush on U.S. 


Iraq's interim prime minister blamed the U.S. -led coalition 
Tuesday for "great negligence" in the ambush that killed 
about 50 soldiers heading home after graduation from a 
U.S. -run training course, and warned of an escalation of 
terrorist attacks. Underscoring the warning, insurgents 
made a new threat of nationwide attacks against U.S. and 
Iraqi forces "with weapons and military tactics they have 
not experienced before" if American forces try to storm the 
militant stronghold of Fallujah. 

British troops in Iraq deploy 

BAGHDAD, IiMf? (AP) _ _ _ _ _ __ 

Nearly 800 British forces left their base in southern Iraq 
on Wednesday, heading north toward Baghdad to replace 
U.S. troops who are expected to take part in an offensive 
against insurgent strongholds. The deployment came hours 
after Iraq's most feared militant group released a video 
threatening to behead a Japanese captive within 48 hours 
unless Japan withdraws its troops from Iraq. Japan's 
prime minister, a staunch U.S. ally in Iraq, took a tough 
stance and rejected any troop withdrawal. 


Thursday, October as 


Maranatha Hay 
Lifestyles Editor 


•'17 MT 

oA summer interning at the Peacock 

Sharon Rho 

As I drove dovm the Los 
Angeles highways every morn- 
ing, lanky and reluctant palm 
trees were silhouetted by dreary 
city fog. My eyes darted across 
the sky, in search of that beauti- 
ful Pacific sunrise Hove. 

A brand new summer day at 
NBC Studios awaited me, full of 
mystery. I never knew what to 
expect— interning with the 
Entertainment Publicity 

department always held sur- 
prises; it served as an exquisite 
teacher for the lessons I 
learned. I realized that the 
political world of entertainment 
television, mass communica- 
tion, and media publicity exists 
in political a realm of its own. 
The technicalities are tedious 
and complex— somehow they 
reflect our society and the 
vicious cycle in which we live. 

I enjoyed being a part of 
NBC's workday, and developed 
genuine friendships In the 

hilarious environment. 1 
learned about the procedures 
and media techniques of net- 
work television during meet- 
ings with press managers, pho- 
tographers, and vice presidents. 
I witnessed how NBC could 

completely control its publicity 
through media-tramed 

answers and savvy techniques. 
The press devoured this oppor- 
tunity to gain iBsight of upcom- 
ing shows, touchy subjects, and 
pointed questions for talent, 
executive producers and NBC 
presidents. At the after party, 
the once-assumed glitz and 
glam of sultry Hollywood 
celebrities proved to be false as 
I observed them to be rather 
ordinary as we escorted them to 
red carpet. 

While witnessing a live Fear 
Factor stunt shoot, I loved jok- 
ing with the show's witty host 
and sitting in the trailer with 
the production crew and direc- 
tors. Visiting the Las Vegas 
show set was another delightful, 
out-of-office excursion. When 
the executive producers 
inquired of my university, I was 
surprised that they were famil- 
iar with the SDA religion. They 
good-naturedly kidded that I 
shouldn't watch Las Vegas. 

There were many highlights 
fi-om NBC. Jay Leno tickets 
were easUy available, a show at 
which my friends and I soaked 
in Olympian Michael Phelps' 
rugged, boyish smile, Sarah 
McLachlan's mellow perform- 
ance and Mark Wahlberg's bad- 
boy charisma. 

I not only gained academic 
and career knowledge, but also 
a serene sense of personal 
growth. The exposure to the 
professional working world 
changed my perspectives. The 
mental comfort bubble m which 
I used to naively float no longer 

For my final year of college, I 
have returned a different stu- 
dent— pondering and contem- 
plating further plans every day 

At times I feel scared, other 
times I feel the world is at my 
hands. I recently discovered an 
incredible quote— "Life is not 
about finding yourself, it's 
about creating yourself." The 
world anticipates that creation. 

Ask Big Debbie: 
Polka roommate 

Jeremy Camp's new project 

Big Debbie 

Dear Big Debbie, 

It's mid-term .ind 1 liave 
withstood my roommate for two 
montiis. She's loud, obnoxious, 
I'iils j;;irlK\ i;i'ls H|> t-arly, imd lis* 
li'iis In piilki, ,i„isi,: i'm not a 
vri\' rfiiilKmlaliiiiial person, 
thal's wliy I'm writing you. 
However, I'm ready to talie 
some extra measures. I just can't 
stand it any more. 

-Sliy I'unlt-Rock Princess 
Subjected to Pollia 

Dear Shy Punk-ltock 
Princess Subjected to Polka, 

Hmmm...she eats garlic AND 
listens to polka'? Is she from tlie 
Ukraine? How exotic. 

I waitt you to know tliat 1 feel 
very sorry for you. Getting up 
earlier tlian absolutely neces- 
sary brings out the fire in me 
iUso. But at tlie same time, it 
would be good for you to know 
that many, many people have 
this same problem and you 
could have avoided some aggra- 
vation just by being upfront and 

At this point, it is totally 
appropriate to sit down and talk 
TOthher. Do not yell. (Not that 
you would, considering your 
non-confrontational personali- 
ty.) II you are unreasonable, 
you'll wind up looking bad, it 

will increase hostility, and she'll 
probably keep doing everything 
out of spite. 

On the otlier hand, don't let 
her walk all over you either. Be 
strong like u-on when you tell 
her what bothers you. Don't for- 
get to have a list of specific 
events tliat bug you so you aren't 
throwing out generalizations 
right and left. 

Compromise. Don't be afraid 
to pry out tire plank in your own 
eye. This will probably make 
her more willing to change some 
other nasty habits. 

In closing, complaining, nag- 
ging, and harassing will do noth- 
ing. ImprovenienLs wUI be made 
by being understanding, consid- 
erate, and compromising. Open 
the Imes of communication, 
bare your hearts and souls to 
one anodier. 

To obtain some common 
ground, here are some great web 
sites that promote her. .or 
should I say^■le of music 
ww\ or 

If the above fails, remember 
that, unlike famdv, vou can ditch 
a rotten roomie. Keep in mind 
that you could wind up with a 
gassy 400-pound sitar player 
who always asks to go home 
™tli you on U,e weekends. 
Trust nic. I'm sure it hannens 

Recently, the number of 
worship albums released by 
various artists have been phe- 
nomenal. Despite the number 
of worship albums out there, 
people still seem to crave more 
worship-filled songs. If you are 
like any of those "worship 
crazy" people who are looking 
for an album totally focused on 
God and are sold-out on 
encouraging a closer walk with 
Him, then Jeremy Camp's 
recent worship album is for 




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Jerem.v Camp: Carried Me - 
The Worship Project consists of 
13 tracks; one of which is sung 
with his wife Oead singer of The 
Benjamm Gate). The music 
wrft Snoop Dogg.Chingy and... 
just kiddmg! Actually, 4e more 

accurate comparison wotild be 
a dash of (former) Creed, a soft- 
er form of Staind, Kutless, and 
Downhere. Now for those of 
you who like the "softer" style 
of music, don't get scared away 
just yet. While his initial 
singing and instrumental styles 
may be more similar to these 
bands, the diversity is out- 
standing. Plenty of "harder' 
music for most, while staying 
melodramatic and toned down 
enough for anyone to enjoy. 

Strong vocals accompany his 
passion for God. You will find 
evidence of his walk with God 
through the entire album, dis- 
played in his lyrics. Constant 
meditation upon God's good- 
ness is definitely a highlight of 
Camp's style. His desire to fol- 
low God's wUl and constantly 
be changed into the ffieness of 
Christ can easily be seen in the 
song "Empty Me," "I want more 
of you and less of me, empty 
me, empty me." In fact, some 
people found this album so 
spiritually moving that thev 
called it 'life changing." 

My synopsis (Isn't that a 
great word?!): The music is 
diverse enough for 99.9999% of 
the musical population to 
enjoy. The vocals are strong 
and enjoyable to listen to. And 
the spiritual atmosphere of the 
CD is absolutely superb - the 
best I've reviewed vet! So go 
buy this CD. 


of the week 

What is the most 
bizarre Halloween 
costume you've 
ever had? 

"I "I was Cleopatra. 

It was a one- 
I shouldered 
I white, strappy 
I ttiing with a cool 
I snake armband 
' I did the 
Egyptian walk everywhere." 


"I went in my 
Pathfinder uni- 
form. We used 
to collect cans at 
the same time 
as Halloween so 
we'd go around 
in our uniforms and say trick or 
treat at the same time. We got 
more candy than cans." 


"i was Queen 

Jezebel. I was , 

six and I had 

dari< lipstick, eye 

make-up, heavy 

blush, and big 

high heels. I also I 

had big, gaudy necklaces." 

"I went as me. 1 1 
would change 
as I grew from a 
nerd/loser to a 
bigger nerd/ 
loser But Ryan 
Whitehead went | 

as a teddy bear when he was 

six. I have pictures." 

Thlimday, October 28, 2004 

The Southern Accent 7 

Andrew Bermudez 
Opinion Editor 


ovoteor not to vote j Embrace freedom of speech 

pJoREW Bermudez 

J Many of you have been fol- 
Bwing the baseball playoffs 
Utely, which have culminated 

■ 1 the World Series. 
I Whether or not you're a big 
can no doubt under- 
~^and a baseball fan's most 
incredible fantasy — the unbe- 
lievable opportunity to step 
^to their favorite team's club- 
^use for that game, and be 
iingle at-bat in the all- 
iiportant contest. Even if it 
the midst a hopeless 
powout, or if your play, good 
bad, would be rendered 
Tieaningless by the play of oth- 
ers, it wouldn't matter. 

The 2004 campaigns are 
also about to culminate in the 
Jlections of Nov. 2. You may or 
may not be a big fan of either 
candidate, but you have an 
opportunity not unlike this 

sports fantasy. And unlike 
sports, this really matters! 

Some believe that there is 
no need for them to vote, rea- 
soning that their vote won't 
decide the election. That is 
indeed true - but the fact is, 
there are millions around the 
world who can only dream of 
such an opportunity. 

Much like a World Series 
pinch-hit appearance, a chance 
to vote in our nation's demo- 
cratic elections is definitely 
worthwhile, even if your vote 
may be rendered meaningless 
by the votes of others. The elec- 
tion of 2000 brought that fact 
into clear focus, when both 
Florida and New Mc-dco were 
decided by a mere handful of 
votes. As an American, you can 
help choose the best leaders for 
our nation. Your vote can make 
a difference. Will you step up 
to the plate? 

Elections are becoming heat- 
ed and the controversial topics 
are up for grabs. I, as an opinion 
columnist, feel obligated to wr\te 
a fiery, persuasive article that 
will drag you kicking and 
screaming to see my point of 
view. I'm supposed to draw a line 
in the sand and dare you to cross 
it. I must convince you that the 
world is black and white, and my 
view is always right. But is it? I've 
been wondering lately if it's wise 
to stubbornly cling to opinions 
without acknowledging other 
points of view. 

This is a country of free 
speech. TV shows broadcast 
debates, newspapers run politi- 
cal cartoons, and even comedy 
shows mock every aspect of our 
government. We are obviously a 
people who desire to form opin- 

And why not? The ability to 
think for ourselves is the highest 
freedom we can obtain. We can 
endure torture, imprisonment, 
and slavery, but if we can't form 
opinions, it's as if we are slaves. 
The problem comes not when we 
form our opinions, but when we 
refuse to re-form them. We pick 
our side and congregate with 
those people \vho agree with us. 
Then we shout at the idiots on 
the other side, knowing that 
they're wrong. But are we really 

I don't think so. I don't see a 
right and wrong. These issues are 
as complex and unique as every 
person involved. They are like 
diamonds, with many facets of 
ideas and possibilities, pros and 

Opinions are excellent and 
admirable. If the founders of 
America hadn't had the courage 
to stand up for their beliefs, this 

country wouldn't be here today. 
If America hadn't had the 
strength to stand up. Hitler 
would have continued his atroci- 
ties. But we must be careful of 
the mentality that even,' issue is 
either right or wrong. If we stub- 
bornly box ourselves into one 
way of thinking, we completely 
miss the good that can come 
from change. Humans are meant 
to grow and change throughout 
their lives. If we insist on closing 
our minds, we choke that grovrth. 
The world is not black and 
white. It's not even gray. No, it's 
fiill of rich and vibrant colors. As 
the elections draw near, let's 
refuse to focus on the "wrong" in 
each other's opinions. All our 
opinions combined make this 
world the colorful place that it is, 
and we can only see that when we 
open our minds to the beauty of 

Head to head: left vs. right 

President Bush, you're fired 

Brian Lauritzen 

Rt-jected Kerry campaign slogans: "He's one 
not George W. Bush." "Pick the lesser of war 
two evils." "When you're caught between 
Iraq and a hard place." 

Okay, really, why should someone vote 
for .John Kerry? An "anybody but Bush" 
mentalitv' swept through the nation state- 
by-state during the Democratic primary 
season and John Kerry emerged as the 
alternative to George Bush. One of his jobs 
as challenger is to make the case that the 
icumbent hasn't done his job and doesn't 
sen'e to be re-elected. But his second 
id more important job is to show voters 
by he would be a better choice. 

against President Bush is an 
t to spare myself fiirther casti- 
ition from those who think it unaccept- 
)te to criticize the president, I'll keep it to 
ir questions: 
Where is Osama bm Laden? 

) Where 
3.) Where 

: the Weapons of Mass 

all the jobs? 

he answers to those ques- 

ons. should we re-elect President Bush? 

So what would John Kerry do different- 

' First of all, he would've kept the focus of 

■ war on terror on Osama bin Laden. We 

ere close to nabbing him and then we left 

""Iraq. John Kerry will refocus our efforts 

finding him and bringing him to jus- 

'^^after all, HE'S the one behind 9-11, 

« Saddam Hussein. 

Steond, John Kerry realizes that as the 

s only superpower, the United States 

I. ^ °'''*g3tion to lead the world respon- 

Hiat means i 

— ..-QjLs iiui anenanng our auies. 
J^ said repeatedly that he won't cede 
^^bonal security decisions to anyone, 
■ ^ °oes consider strong alliances to be 

one of the key components of a successful 
war on terrorism. John Kerry knows the 
difference between being a leader and 
being a bully. 

Third, John Kerry \nQ provide econom- 
ic stimuli that will create jobs and put more 
money in the hands of the lower and mid- 
dle-class. He m\\ provide tax cuts for lower 
and middle-income Americans and will 
work to raise the minimum wage to $7.00 
an hour. More people \vill be working and 
fewer people will be below the poverty line 
witli John Kerry as President. 

1 can go on. We can talk about any of a 
number of issues where John Kerry's poli- 
cies will put us back on the right track: 

1.) John Kerry won't gamble with your 
future by dumping Social Securit>' money 
into the stock market. He won't raise Social 
Securitj' taxes, nor will he raise the rerire- 
ment age. 

2.) John Kerry will work to provide 
health care to eveo' American-not just 
those who can afford it. 

3,) John Kerry will lessen onr depend- 
ence on Mideast oil and will invest in alter- 
native energy resources, 

4.) John Kerry is committed to a clean- 
er environment and \vill establish touglier 
standards for clean air and water. 

5.) John Kerry knows that one of the 
keys to our future rests in higher education. 
He will create the College Opportunity Tax 
Credit for up to $4,000 of mition annually. 

From the future of Social Securit>' to tlie 
environment to health care, the policy deci- 
sions that are made today will affect us 
whether we vote or not. Help ensure that 
America will once again be strong at home 
and respected in the world. Vote for John 
F. Kerry on November 2. 

What I see 

Timothy Morse 

Well, it has all come down to tliis, In 
just a few days, the country will be mak- 
ing a tremendously important decision. 
The citizens of the United States of 
America will be deciding who is best fit 
to lead our great nation throughout the 
next four years. So, this week, I'm not 
going to tell you why you should not 
vote against a certain person, but why I 
believe George W. Bush is the best man 
to head our government. 

In George Bush, I see a compassion- 
ate and caring man who wants to make 
sure Americans everywhere are taken 
care of and safe. In the wake of the Sept, 
11 attacks, many families were left dev- 
astated by the loss of loved ones. Some 
of that impact can soon be forgotten, 
but not by our president. While cam- 
paigning in Ohio just a few months ago, 
Bush met 13-year-old Ashley Faulkner, 
a young girl who lost her mother in the 
WTC attacks. And then, in the midst of 
a throng of supporters, tlie most power- 
ful man in our government stopped to 
give Ashley a hug. Nothing fancy, no 
promises of making the worid safer, 
just a demonstration of the compassion 
and love that our president has for the 
people that inhabit this great nation. 
Unffjrtunately, I cannot do this story 
justice; \isit to 
see the real-world heart and soul of 
George W. Bush. 

In George Bush, I see a man who is 
unafraid of the future. I see a man who 
is full of strong convictions and resolute 
principles. There had been terrorist 
attacks prior to SepLiL The USS Cole 
comes to my mind - an example of ter- 
rorist aggression agamst ihe'American 

nation. But those attacks never seemed 
to warrant any action. This president 
found the courage to do something 
about it. His decisions may not have 
been popular, but he believed it was the 
right thing to do and he did it. And 
when has doing the right thing ever 
been popular? A man with convictions 
and the moral fortitude to follow 
llu-ough with them, regardless of the 
"current trends" is a man who I can 

In George Bush, 1 see a man who 
doesn't claim to be perfect. I see a man 
who doesn't claim to be the best politi- 
cian around. But I see a man who does 
not fold or resort to passing the buck 
when he is under pressure. During his 
presidency, he has withstood numerous 
outrageous attacks on his character and 
performance without once striking 
back. During his time in office, he has 
been ridiculed and derided for making 
certain decisions. But he has never 
resorted to the lows of his accusers - not 
once abusing his power to make life a 
little easier for himself. 

In George Bush, I see a man who is 
the embodiment of the American Spirit. 
He has a soul that believes in the value 
of hard work and education. He is a 
man that believes everyone should have 
the opportunity to be free. He is fierce- 
ly determined, yet greatly compassion- 
ate. He is powerful, yet e-vtremely hum- 
ble. He is a man constantly searching 
for ways to enrich our lives. 

In George Bush, I see the leader of 
the free worid. And that's why on Nov. 
2, 1 encourage you to join me in voting 
for our President, George W. Bush. . 

Melissa Turner 
Religion Editor 


3 students gather on the promenade J^^^^^^'^^Sm 
for 12 o'clock prayer group 

Kasandra Rodriguez 

In a world where every- 
thing seems to be going 
wrong-sufferinji, sickness, 
and death— one important 
element remains; prayer. And 
praying is what the 12 o'clock 
prayer group ministry is 
about. This ministry meets 
every school day. Monday 
through Friday, at noon near 
the water fountain in front of 
Lynn Wood Hail. Umv stu- 
dents have a devotioniji lime, 
sometimes with songs, and 
then break into groups to pray 
for each other. Jesus said, 
"Again I tell you that if two of 
you on earth agree about any- 
thing you ask for, it will be 
done for you by my Father in 

trying to make Jesus t 
whether or not He":vro:^ 

Does the devil ever try thi. I 
tactic with us today? I thinl,^' 
Have you ever wondered Am I 
really a child of God, or am 
really saved?Those are thesamp 
doubts he tried to instill in 
Jesus. Now let's look at "Tell tfiis I 

Have you ever wondered how 
the temptations of Jesus affect 
us today? As I was studying this - 
story, I tried to look deeper and 
see how each of the three temp- 
tations are still apparent in our 
age. As I prayed and studied, 
several key things jumped out at 

me. During the next couple of stone to become bread." \v~ I 
weeks, we are going to look at food a need for Jesus at t ^ 
each temptation. point? Yes, it was. After 40 da\i I 

As we start the story in Luke without any food, it was Jesu 
4 it says Jesus, full of the Holy desire to have food, but was 
Spirit, is led into the desert to be God's timmg yet? No. After th^ 
tempted by the devil. After forty three temptations, the angels I 
days of fasting, Jesus is no doubt fed Jesus; that was God's tii 
weak and faint with hunger, ing. Does the devil still try ai 


three come together in my 
name, there am I with them," 
(Matthew 18:19-20, NIV). 

The director of this min- 
istry is Reed Richardi, a sen- 
ior theology major. Daniel 
Medina, a sophomore well- 
ness management major, 

'■[The meetings] 

some/' Medina said. "It builds freshman business admin 

people's lives by seeing the 
power of prayer and you can 
see God really working." 

Mathuel Browne, a junior 
mass communications major, 
said, "It calms me down a lot. 

rt is good to see friends and it break from the schedule, 
is good to pray together about Everyone is invited to come 
each other's burdens. It helps to these meetings and share in 
relieve the stress gbout the the fellowship of the 12 
day." Another meeting o'clock prayer group ministry, 
attendee, Taylor Paris, 

tration and theology major, 
said, "It is great having a 
group of people willing to 
pray with you. And it is a time 
to put away all the cares [of 
the day] and be able to relax, a 

Although the devil will constant- 
ly barrage you, he saves his full- 
out assaults for when you are 
weak. Being under constant sur- 
veillance, your every move is 
analyzed for your vulnerabili- 
ties. Knowing this, we must be the devil tries to get us ivith this 
aware of what our weaknesses as well. But how Jesus responds 
are, so we can be on guard for ' 
assaults against us. The Holy 
Spirit will reveal them to you if 
sincerely asked. Also, you 

to go through with oui I 
needs or desires before God's | 
timing? Let's look at sex. It is a 
desu-e, and we are tempted to 
fiilfill this desire before God's 
timing, which is marriage. So I 

just know that you need to stop; 
you have to want to stop. There 
is a difference. 

At the first temptation, the 
devil comes to Jesus and says, 
"If you are the Son of God, tell 
this stone to become bread." 
After being weakened with 40 

what is unportant. "It i; 
ten: Man does not live by 
alone." Jesus rebuked Satan | 
with the Bible. Jesus knew tl 
because He studied God's Word I 
and it was written on His heart, | 
We have to study the E 
become strong in the Word. I 
Next week we will look at how I 
the devil responds, along with I 
the next temptation. 




Boir I miss this 
BUiaiity to fill up 

The CoUegedale Address 


Oet th, splrl tual f IIIIhj yoi/ need to be prej 
tomint iDin Pono Satchelor and Awazlm" 
week ( lowcrtol, truth-tilled messaacs. ., „, 
Oh 3ASN ttom --->. 

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^ ! 4 November 5-1 ? 2004 

916-434-3880, ext. 3028 


Guest CohmtiDirroB 

This piece was written for 
Oct. 22, 2004, with apologies 
to the late President Abraham 

Eight score years ago, our 
fatliers suffered on tliis conti- 
nent a great disappointment, 
conceived in prophecy and 
dedicated to the proclamaKon 
of Jesus Christ and his soon 

Now we are engaged in a 
losniR civil war, testing 
" hether this movement or any 
movement so conceived and so 
dedicated can endure to the 
end We are met on a great bat- 
tlefield of that war. We have 
come to dedicate ourselves to 
this cause for which its 
founders gave their lives so 

that the message might be pro- 

But, as we know, neither can 
w dedicate, consecrate, nor 
ran we hallow ourselves. Our 
sovereign God, who lives forev- 
er, consecrates us far above 
°" P°" power to add or 
de^act. The world ™ll me 
._noten_orJong remember what 

we might say, but it cannot for- 
get what He will say through 
us. It is for we who are alive in' 
Christ to be dedicated here to 
the unfinished work that they 
who have fought the good fight 
have thus far so nobly 
advanced. It is for us to be here 
dedicated to the great task 
remaining before us— that 
from the One who died for us 
and rose again we may take 

increased devotion 1 
cause for which He,gavetlii| 
last full measure of devotioi-l 
that we here highly resolve ttajl 
our Savior shall not have di»| 
in vain, that this world create! J 
by God shall experience a owj 
birth in Jesus, and that *l 
gospel of the kingdom, fa»l 
God through His Word, s » j 
be preached through all 1«| 




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THiRSD AY. October 28, 2004 

J Matthew Janetzko 

I Sports Editor 


Wild Thangs 
vs. Red Hots 

The Wild Thangs shut out 
the Red Hots in their Tuesday 
night game. The final score 


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scoreless until the second 

' Carin. 

wide receiver 
Rusk scored a touch 
The Wild Thangs 
pr MJpil} converted the extra 
pi .;:., making the score 7-0. 
Laur in the second half, they 

I scored again and along with 
the extra point from Ruth 
Sanchez, sealed the victory. 
'We're just a wild bunch of 
friends from summer camp; 
that's why we call ourselves 
,the Wild Thangs. We listen to 
the song "Wild Thing" before 
each game to get pumped up," 
_said Megan Brown, Wild 
.Thangs wide receiver and 
; nursing major. 



Field 1 (closest to Iles) 

DeepSouth - Cocoa 6pra 

ServiceDept - CA&Ryan 7pm 

PinkLadies - Superstars 8pm 

Wallabies - Pliantomi 9pm 


Bombers ~ Buccaneers 6pm 
Clarke - PatriotWomen 7pm 
CoolPoints - EBIT 8pm 


St. Louis Cardinals' Mike Matheny, below, is the first half of a double play, put c 
MarkBellhopn, above, in the fifth inning of game- '- " ' 

Buccaneer's bury 
Deep South 13-0 

Darrell Sanfosd making the score 6-0. In the 

~- -^^— second half, Donnie Miller 

The Buccaneers shut out scored, making the score 12-0 

Team Deep South for a 13-0 which became 13-0 with the 

"rton on Monday, Oct. 18. extra point. Although they put 

About half way through the up a valiant effort. Team Deep 

game. Buccaneer Matt South was never able to score. 
Higgins scored a touchdown, 

Big RAG spoils Team Fresh 

BigRAC won 12-6 against 
Team Fresh on Monday, Oct. 
18, thanks to two touchdowns 
scored by Team BigRAC block- 
er Stuart King. The weather 
didn't give the players the best 
playing conditions. There was a 
hght rain that turned the field 
into a sUck mud hole. The con- 
ditions also made the ball hard 
to hold on to, so there were a 

greater number of fumbles and 
incomplete passes than would 
be seen in a game under dryer 
conditions. The officials tried 
to relieve that problem as much 
as possible by repeatedly 
switching balls. 

The game was also delayed 
several times by arguments 
over some of the penalties that 
were called. One of the offen- 
sive penalties cost Team Fresh 
a touchdown. 

FamilyGUys - DaCoIts 6pm 
Trojans - YouWinWeLose 7pm 
Blitzkrieg - TeamPresh Spm 
TheFootbaffTeam-RedHots 9pm 


Field 1 (closest to Iles) 

DeepSouth - 4thfidx)ng 6pm 

Clarke - Degrave 7pm 

WUdcaLs - PinkLadies Spm 

Teamfresh - Trojans 9pm 

Field 2 (behind VM) 

CocoaButter - Bombers Gpm 

PatriotWomen - BusDriveis Tpni 

TheRnfljoirream-VViknhar^ Spm 

SheHatesMe - BigRAC gpm 

Field 3 ( behind CA) 

TeamGIove- ServiceDept. 6pm 
ThePlayerHaters - EBIT 7pm 
CoolPoints -FiwihPnxk^es Spm 

f>\ 1 his week in _ 


' Photo/Chrlst< 
yer Thomas 
right, and Herve Lembi 

[.• , — ""' ' 'B"i. ana Herve L.enioi 

«io from Congo, chaUenge for the ball 
"i i-ennany on Tuesday. 


(87) pulls to a 42-yard pass 
Sunday as David Barrett (36) defends in 
Foxboro, Mass. The Patriots have a record 
18 consecutive regular season wins. 

Thhrsday, October 28 





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The Southern Accent 

COLLEGEDALE, TENNESSEE ■*- -^^-^ ^-X-M—i X ^ J. 


Tution hike 

Thursday, November 4 

Volume 60, Issue 8 


College tuition is increasing all over 
he United States, and -Southern is no 
reception to the trend. 

The Board of Trustees has approved a 
1.5 percent tuition increase for next 
'ear. That means undergraduate stu- 
ients will pay about $585 more than 
his year's base tuition charges of 
112,990. Adding dorm rent, books, and 
afeteria charges to the bill brings the 
^and total even higher. 
The primary reason for raising tuition 
a 3.2 percent increase in salaries for 
■feculty and staff, said university 
•■resident Gordon Bietz. Another con- 
tributing factor is medical expenses; as 
Jthey rise nationwide, Southern is 
'^impacted as weD. 

"It goes up every year," said Heidar 
Thordarson, a junior accounting and 
management major. "It's expected." 

Thordarson said he understands that 
inflation causes operating expenses of 
busmcsses to go up. For a college, the 
most realistic way to deal with higher 
expenses is to raise tuition. 

According to The College Board's Oct. 
19 report "Trends in College Pricing 
|004", tuition and fees at private four- 
Tear institutions rose an average 6 per- 
fent this year, for an average of 
120,082. That's over a thousand dollars 
pore than last year. The national aver- 
fge for total charges, which includes 
*oom and board, rose to $27,516. While 
Southern's price tag isn't nearly that 
high, some students are concerned by 
the rising costs. 

I can't afford to pay it already and 
™y're gomg to expect me to pay more," 
Mid Daha MelUsh, freshman rehgious 
fducation major. "I'm just going to go 
mto debt more." 

Mellish said while she wants to stay at 

Southern, both Walla Walla CoUege and 

is™ Union College are closer to her 

See tuition p. 2 

CoUegedale gets out to vote 

Bush wins Tennessee and gets most popular vote in U.S. history 

Don Cantrell 

Standing in line for up to two hours, 
CoUegedale residents joined the mass of 
voters turning out for the presidential 
election Tuesday — the most since i960. 

"I felt like the way the race was going, 
I needed to do my part — my civic duty," 
said Southern Adventist University sen- 
ior Nick Gillen, who waited for more 
than an hour. 

The election process ended with 
Democratic candidate John Kerry con- 
ceding to Republican George W. Bush 
after a vote counting battle that lasted 
well into Wednesday morning with two 
emotional addresses to the American 

people Wednesday afternoon. 

As of Wednesday afternoon with 99 
percent of votes counted, Bush carried 
29 states, including Tennessee, for a 
total of 274 electoral votes and a record 
58,878,565 popular votes. Senator 

2004 Presidential Election 
United States 

George W. a* 59,095,510 

John Kerry 55,531,963 


George W. Bush 
Jdm Kerry 


Kerry won 20 states, 242 electoral votes 
and 55,310,082 popular votes. 

At Southern, about 30 students 
watched the voting results in Brock Hall 
hosted by the School of Joumahsm & 

"I knew there'd be a bunch of people 
there and since I was a communications 
major, I was interested in the different 
perspectives people had," said Brian 
Henning, a senior mass communication 
-media production major, who voted 

Despite extensive "get out the vote" 
efforts aimed at the younger, college- 
aged electorate, the 18-24 demographic 
voted at about the same percentage as in 


Campus News 

Current Events 







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NOV. 7 e 6 P.M. 

Be civil to ali, sociable to many, ^ 
familiar with few, friend to one, W 
enemy to none. 

-Benjamin Franklin 

2 The Southern Accent 

Thursday, NovEMBEM Tam^ ' 




previous elections, repre- 
senting about one out of every 

Overall, about 120 miJlion 
voters went to the polls. And at 
least six states, including 
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, 
South Carolina, Tennessee, 
Virginia and the District of 
Columbia set new voter- 
turnout highs, according to 
Curtis Cans, director of the 
non-partisan Committee for 
the Study of American 

Colleged^ie polls were busy 
handling the high turnout 
through most of the day with 
the polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 
p.m. and lines forming well 
before they opened. 

But many students, like 
Byron Moore, live outside 
Tennessee and vote absentee 
in their home state. 

"Since I'm from Washington 
state, my vote didn't count 
toward the general outcome of 
the election, but I voted any- 
way because it's my duty as a 
citizen," said the junior history 
and business administration 
major and Bush supporter. 



;ilin home, Botli colleges 
niirri'd her more scholar- 
ijiniiiy ilian she received 

.■■■,|"' \\,ill,i Walla or 

n '■ .i|.|.v ■■■.lu'.s;iid. 

\ ji:c I'lu'.iduiil lui Marketing 
and Enrollmenl Semces Vinila 
Sauder said when tuition 
increases, Southern builds in an 
appropriate increase in scholar- 
ship money to help stiidents 
pay tlie bill. 

^;;;;^j^^— l^^j^Tt^rtner with Chattanooga State 

Omar Bourne 

Southern is offering to help 
Chattanooga State Technical 
Community College with a 
social work degree. 

The School of Social Work posal 
and Family Studies is awaiting quickly devel- 
approval from the Counsel on ope 
Social Work and Education the 
and our accrediting agency school; 
Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools to begin 
a two-year program where stu- 
dents from Chatt State can fin- 
ish their bachelor of social 
work degree at Southern. 

"We have submitted our 
proposal for approval from 
SACS and are waiting word" 

,. „=l1nr for time student at Southern of academic administration 

assistant vice chancellor j^^,y^i„g religious require- The director of the social 

university relations. ments like world religion and work program at Southei 

So Southerns social woij^ , ..(],:„ asree.-:. 

department offeredto^help Chns^»*,«. ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ 

Chatt State 
ble and 

had ties i 

any way possi- 


a great opportunity to 

taught each meet a need and also to expose 

semester by students to our values and 

three beliefs,' Radu said. 

adjunct pro- Some students also view thp 

ped between pj-ogram IS & VCfy feasors and proposal as a means of wit. 

he two F ,._ jjj [gjj,t gne nessing to others outside of 

full-time fac- Southern. 

ulty member "Through the teachers, He 

from students (Chatt State stu- 

Southem. dents) will be able to find oat 

members are more about Southern and 


high quality 

SVallTrf^-'Mo™:: entrstlabru7i;-p^^^^^^^^ Advent^sm;- said Ki„ 

nignquaiiiyp 6 j] and view this not only as an Parraway, a senior family 

"\f the proposal is approved educational outreach, tat also studies major.^ 
by all governing bodies 

» way of witnessing to oth- 

Radu is looking forward to 
sAi^o aiiu mc waiiiuB ..-.", ~j - ^ iTuo t^.,nTif Pre workine wlth Chatt State and 

said Valerie Radu, director of '»™'™^;'=^X^ cc^^^^^^^^^ "H reaUy does fit into what hopes f decision will s at 

"'Xrsrat:is''Z?waiting c:^nt":1rJTr. V..meuUe,.o,o.fe. made so that the program ca. 
appr'ov^l "omthtTenTessee reduced tuition rate for stu- V^^^^^^o, ^^.s^^^. be.n. 
Board of Regents, the state 

■equirements ; 

Southern forms art production company 

Sarah Postler 

governing body. 

"When a private school and 
a public school form a pailner- 
ship it has to be overseen by 
the Tennessee Board of 
Regents," said Gay Moore 
instructor of human services 
at Chat State. " " '- — 

The proposal materialized ' Talent in the school of Visual 
after the University of Art & Design has been attract- 
Tennessee at Chattanooga lost ing attention from various 
Iheir accreditation in social businesses and companies who 
work. As a result, students are in need of quality visual and 
who finished their social work graphic material, and that tal- 

dents Chatt State students presence in the community "We would like to offer our 
will also have to fulfill the and give service," said Katie first couple of classes in 
Lamb, associate vice president January." 

degree at UTC are without a 
place to go, since Chatt State 
only offers a two-year social 
work program. UTC's social 
work program lost accredita- 
tion because of low enrollment 
and faculty turnover. 

the process of 
being organized into a new 
department called, "The School 
of Visual Art & Design 

The company sprang out of 
the school's need to keep track 

"We had a few key faculty of the different projects they 

that left and were not replaced 
quickly," said Chuck Cantrell, 

The Southern Accent 

limothy Jesler 


Andrciv Bcrmudc/. 

Sonya Reaves 

Don Cnntrcll 

Bryan Lee 

Rfflz Cataroma 

Omar Bourne 

Jancll Pcttlbonc 

Valeric Walker 

Melissa Turner 

JuHtin Jancb.ko 

Sarah PosUer 

Haruiuitlm Hoy 

Kevin Jactwon 

Chctyl Fuller 

Matthew Junctzko 

Amanda Jchlc 

Lisa Jester 

Leslie Foster 

McgDQ Brauner 

Heidi Reiner 

Lnurc Chamberlain 

involved iu and also to 
keep things flowing smoothly. 

"The school has attracted 
attention not only denomina- 
tionally but nationally and with 
students and faculty being 
involved in so many independ- 
ent projects, aspects of the 
process can become complex, 
said Steve Pawluk, senior VP of 
academic administration. "Our 
goal is to get a handle on that 

A flow of requests for DVDS, 
CDROMS, graphic displays, 
promotional set ups, and othei 

Esteban Tamez works Tuesday on the Bright Moon Animation c 
mercial for School of Visual Art & Design Productions, a business 
comprised of animation students and faculty. 

in the school of Visual Art 8 

Esteban Tamez, a recent 3D | 
character animation graduate, 
spent four months along ivith 
Sean Amlaner, senior. 

Design from such organiza- 
tions as It Is Written, the 
General Conference, as well as 
from area businesses and hos- 

All this demand has added 
up to a lot of valuable learning Kloosterhuis, graduate, 
e.xperience for students as well Aaron Adams, instructor in tnt 
as an extra source of income. school of Visual Art & Desigd 
"The best way to prepare producing a 30 second corn- 
students for jobs is to get them mercial tor It Is Written. Tin 
involved with real work that spot was done in coropnta 
vanousprojecb have arrived at has real challenges and real generated design and was one 
the school of Visual Art & pay," said Zach Gray, instructor of the first major projects 

Tamez said he had worked on. 
"This project was a great* 
for us to really build our porno- 1 

lios and will hopefully lead 
bigger things," said Tamez- 
■ Faculty and students ■ 
excited about the direcu _ | 
their efforts have taken a 
the opportunities the new P' 
duction company will aM -^^ 

Vinita Sauder, Vf 
Marketing & Enroll" 
Services said, "This is » 8 
it well." 



S2fl TODAY! 

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The Southern Accent 3 

BCU Choir auditions 
for national anthem ^ 

Omar Bourne 

Improv Thing member, Nataniel Reyes, right, practices a sketch with other memhers diSinE'a'^^dav''"" 
night practice. 

Improv club acts out 


■ A semi-circle, some fruit- 
jlflavored gummy bears, and 13 
■energetic people signaled that 
Ithe Improv meeting was 

The Improv Club, which 
imitates the popular television 
_show "Whose Line Is It 
ay." is four years old and 
5 to be "bigger and bet- 
this year," according to 
director Stanley 
owski, senior film 

"We want to incorporate 
Beting and humor along with a 
"l>iritual emphasis; it's not 
pst about us getting up on 

stage and trying to make peo- 
ple laugh. We have a message 
too, " said enthusiastic club 
member Zach McDonald. 

Improv members are hop- 
ing to spread their message 
beyond the Collegedale area 
this year, and are currently 
looking for new performance 

"We would like to have a 
performance every other 
week," Pomianowski said. 

The club, which meets 
every Tuesday and Thursday 
for two hours, is also looking 
for a permanent rehearsal 
location and a speaker to 
enhance their spiritual mes- 
; outings. 

"It was really great when 
the Improv group from Walla 
Walla visited Southern last 
year and it's nice to know that 
we have our own Improv club 
that can go out and witness 
too," said Veronica Roesch, 
junior nursing major. 

While scheduling and 
rehearsal details of the 
Improv club are still being 
worked out, their message is 

Nick Livanos, junior film 
major, said God helps them 
stay on track as a group. 

"We just want Christ to be 
the focus of our lives, so we 
can be more effective in His 
ministry, "Livanos said. 

One Praise, the Black 
Christian Union club choir, 
recorded the National Anthem 
on Fnday as an audition for the 
Orlando Magic game on March 
2, 2005 

The recording will be 
reviewed by Lauren Hayworth, 
du-ector of basketball opera- 
tions for the Magic, and if 
selected, the chou- will suig the 
National Anthem during the 
openmg ceremony of the Magic 
vs Kings Game. 

"It's a great opportunity for 
us to be able to minister to oth- 
ers outside of the Collegedale 
circle," said choir member 
Jermaine Andrades. 

Singing at the basketball 
game is part of the choir's 
Florida tour next year which 
runs from Feb. 23 to March 2 
and will feature performances 
at academies such as Forest 
Lake, Greater Miami and Miami 

Union. There will also be wor- 
ships at both the Southeastern 
and Florida Conference offices 
in addition to community serv- 
ice projects throughout central 
and south Florida. 

"Our hope is to draw the 
choir closer together and 
lengthen the arms of Southern," 
said assistant choir director 
Adisa Abiose. 

President of the Black 
Christian Union Kenneth Victor 

"It feels great when you can 
fiilfill the mission of both the 
school and the club when it 
comes to witnessing to others 
outside the Adventist circle." 

Witnessing is the choir's 
main objective and even if they 
are not chosen to sing at the 
Orlando Magic game, \rictor is 
confident that they will still be 
looking forward to the Florida 

"Our main objective is that 
we change lives." 

'oUegedale selects small-groups pastor Cafferky publishes 4th book 

For the past 13 years, Paul 
Smith has been the director of 
plajin.'d gi\ing. On Oct. 2, he 
starird his new job, pastor of 
small -roups and evangelism at 
the Cullegedale Church. 

■J>.-=.u,s worked closely with 
^^ f'-w," said Smith. "I hope to 
|Dcourage small groups and 
"■"lop leaders to make disci- 
Everyone is a minister in 
^meway and the role of the 
r is to help equip saints in 

I Smith will be in charge of 
l^'P'fig to nurture small 
^0"Ps throughout the 
*llegedale Church and the 
r'ljt^em campus. 

"I think that it is a good idea 
, lave a pastor that is focusmg 
"small groups because that is 
■nportant for a church and I 

think that Pastor Smith is a 
good man for the job, my con- 
tact with him has been always 
been veiy positives," said Eric 
Schnell, a junior business 
administration major 

"[We hope to create] small 
groups on campus and around 
the community where the Bible 
can be experienced," Smith 

While at Southern, Smith 
worked with alumni and made 
sure that gifts given to the uni- 
versity were properly distrib- 
uted. He has worked to enlarge 
the endowment fund that stu- 
dent's scholarships come from. 
He has also been involved in 
organizing and expanding 
alumni weekend. 

While Smith is getting set- 
tled into his new job, his old job 
remains open. The committee 
selected to find a replacement 
has been actively searching for 

Valerie Walker 

to by Charyl Fuller 
Paul Smith is the new small 
groups pastor at the Collegedale 
Seventh-day Adventist church. 

a new candidate and have con- 
ducted several interviews, but 
have not chosen a new replace- 

They probably aren't the 
books you would cozy up with in 
front of a fireplace, unless of 
course you are looking to 
increase your business with a lit- 
de small talk. 

This past August Michael 
Cafferl^, business assistant pro- 
fessor, published a fourth book, 
his third on the power of word of 
mouth in marketing. 

"We all talk, but some people 
get listened to more than others. 
I want to know who they 
are.. .my books are about those 
people," said Cafferky. 

What started out as presenta- 
tions at hospitals and in doctors 
offices about how the power of 
word of mouth can help expand 
business in the early 1990s, has 
grown into three books which 
are geared towards health care 
professionals and small business 

owners. The latest is titled, 
"Managing Word Of Mouth For 
Leadership Success". 

In his second book, which is 
not about word of mouth but 
instead about managed health 
care, won him third place in the 
Bronze Awards, a national 
health institute information's 

The books aren't mainstream 
and won't be found in book- 
stores, but they can be pur- 
chased through the publishers 
and range in price from about 
$20- $50. 

Although most students will 
not have read Caiferky's books 
they still can appreciate the 
teachers work. 

"Some teachers just come to 
class and that's it, but it's nice to 
know that some teachers still 
want to learn," said Anca 
Alexandru, a senior, business 
management major. 

Thursday, NovEMBER Xgi^ 

Bush wins second term 


Kitten survives spin cycle 

MUo sits Monday m 
the washing machine 

that nearly killed him. 


Milu disappeared in 

Kcdditch, Englaod, 

iind bedded down in 

^^^v<k' ''.^f^^^^^B 

the laundry for a cat- 

nap. Mrs Troth, who 

had been searching for 

him, unwittingly 

switched on the 

machine for a spin 

wash. Mrs Troth said 

«w -t^lH^HtiaS^^^H 

she only realized 


where the inquisitive 


tabby might be about 

halfway through the 



Possible bird 
flu vaccine 

With increasing signs that 
bird flu is becoming established 
in Asia and a shortage of flu vac- 
cine in America, health officials 
from several nations and more 
than a dozen vaccine companies 
plan to meet this montli for an 
unprecedented summit to tacWe 
the issue. 

LSixtecn vaccine companies 
and health officials from the 
United States and other large 
countries already have agreed to 
aliinil Ihc summit in Geneva, 
Swit/.i-rhind, on Nov. n, said 
Klaus Slohr, influenza chief of 
the United Nations' health 
agency, the World Health 

Scientists fear tliat if tlie bird 
flu virus mutates enough to mix 
with tlie human influenza virus it 
could easily pass between 
humans and trigger a global pan- 

"We believe tliut we are closer 
to Uic next pandemic tlian we 
ever were," Slohr said Sunday in 
an interview before a speecli at 
an American Society for 
Microbiology meeting in 
Washington, D.C. 

Stohr said several European 
countries had been invited to the 
meeting, but be declined to 
name tliem. Vaccine makers in 
Russia and Japan were also 

The world's total capacity for 
flu vaccine now is only 300 mil- 
lion doses, and it would take at 
least six months to develop a new 
vaccine to fight a pandemic. The 
WHO wants to get "all issues on 
the table," monetary and scien- 
tific, tliat prevent getting more 
vaccine more quickly, he said. 

"If we continue as we are now, 
there will be no vaccine avail- 
able." Stohr said. 

Joshua Sobin of Battle 
Creek, a member of the 1st 
Battalion, i]9lh Field 
Artillery, Michigan Army 
Nntlonul Guard greets his 

month-uld daughter Maria 
upon his return from 
deployment to 
Guantunumo Buy, Cuba on 
Monday uflernuon. 


President Bush won a sec- 
ond term from a divided and 
anxious nation. After a long, 
tense night of vote counting, 
Kerry called Bush Wednesday 
to concede Ohio and the pres- 

Kerry ended his quest by 
concluding one of the most 
expensive and bitterly con- 
tested races on record, with a 
call to the president shortly 
after 11 a.m. EST. 

"Congratulations, Mr. 

President," Kerry said in the 
conversation described by 
sources as lasting less than 
five minutes. 

The Democratic source said 
Bush called Kerry a worthy, 
tough and honorable oppo- 
nent. Kerry told Bush the 
country was too divided, the 
source said, and Bush agreed. 
"We really have to do some- 
thing about it," Kerry said. 

Kerry placed his call after 
weighing unattractive options 
overnight. With Bush holding 
fast to a six-figure lead in 
make-or-break Ohio, Kerry 
could give up or trigger a 
struggle that would have 
stirred memories of the bitter 
recount in Florida that pro- 
pelled Bush to the White 
House in 2000. 

Advisers said the campaign 
just wanted one last look for 
uncounted ballots that might 
close the 136,000-vote advan- 
tage Bush held in Ohio. 

An Associated Press survey 
of the state's 88 counties 
found there were about 

AP Photo/ J. Scott Applewhita I 
President Bush and first lady Laura Bush wave to supporters at an 
election victory rally Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Buildmg and 
International Trade Center m Washingti 

150,000 uncounted provi 
sional ballots and an unspeci 
fied number of absentee votes 
still to be counted. 

Ohio aside. New Me\ico 
and Iowa remained too close 
to call. Those two states were 
for the record — Ohio alone 
had the electoral votes to 
swing the election. 

Glitches galore cropped up 
in overwhelmed polling places 
as Americans voted in high 
numbers, fired up by unprece- 
dented registration drives the 
excruciatingly close contest 
and the sense that these were 
unusually consequential 

"The mood of the voter in 
this election is different than 
any election I've ever seen," 
said Sangamon County, III., 
clerk Joseph Aiello. "There's 
more passion. They seem to 

Democratic Presidential candi 
date Sen, John Kerry ivaves to 
supporters after delivering his 
concession speech at Faneuil 
Hall in Boston Wednesday. 

be very emotional. They're I 
asking lots of questions, 
ble-checking things." 

Adventists support creationism 

In a society where young 
adlierents often face challenges 
to tlieir behefs, tlie top world 
authorities of tlie Seventh-day 
Adventist Church have reaf- _ 
finned Uie faiUis insistence that speci'Jronference^ 
fidelity to Uie Bible requires 


And six days means just that, 
"literal 24-hour days forming a 
week identical in time to what 
we now experience as a week," 
the Adventist decree says. ^ ,, 

The chuith's statement came design' 
last month, after three years of divine 
the issue 

ers in the 1960s, champions the Lutheran Church believes Ih"' I 

"young earth" tune scale. Other "the creation happened in tn< I 

critics of Darwin consider ere- course of sLx consecutive dal' « I 

ationism an unplausible distrac- normal length." The 2.5 mill""- 

Hon scientifically, and pursue member Lutheran Chur* 

evidence for an "intelligent Missouri Synod defends a stn* | 

nature that implies a ly literal reading of GenEsis O" 

Yet at Adventist 

ASA President Martin Price 

isons that God revealed him- 

293- self both through the Bible and 

vofU' I 

e teachers, only 43 IK" 

vrtio°n"^s°ci°en™^^."''"""'"' Srs'l^ve'f Snrine '^T'^f "th^o-gh the creation which h^ TgrKd with'fte church's 

Advendsts believe aiat life on quarterof £Lh T. r'l" T^'' ''°'"'^'^y understood, that "God created hve oigaBB* I 
Earth began over the relatively litTr^lltZti^t^. *--'' be in inflict." So, if during six days less than >o,o.« 

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^, WsLe IIZZ Ge Sr outgh 'S\ir 

Angel Rodriguez dit^oTo^ft ?* ^^1™'™* °^"'^"- 

Church's Biblical Keseart Jl^TCZ:l.^:ZZi 

science has solid evidence 
against 10,000 years or sk days, 
such uiterpretations of Genesis 
need reconsideration, he sug- 

But the Adventists are not 
alone. Besides mdependent cre- 
ationist ministries, the 403,000 

years ago. 

might harbor private <P^t 
but "stiU support the chureo^. I 
the classroom." Adveiitisffl.| 
adds, and lets teacheis d^" I 
whether the/re""" I 

member Wisconsin EvangeUcal fortable with churdi poW- 

Xhursday, November 4, 2004 

Current Events 

The Southern Accent 5 

Deserter discharged dishonorably 

TAMP ZA ^lA. Jafam (AP) 

Four decades after he van- 
ished from his Army unit, a 
frail, tearful, 64-year-old 
American soldier pleaded 
guilty Wednesday to deser- 
tion, saying he wanted to 
avoid dangerous duty on the 
Korean peninsula and 

Sgt. Charles Robert Jenkins 
was given a 30-day sentence 
and a dishonorable discharge, 
but the judge recommended 
suspending the jail term. The 
decision is up to the military, 
which was expected to rule on 
the recommendation soon. 

The plea, which came dur- 
ing a court-martial at this 
Army camp outside of Tokyo, 
was part of a bargain with 
U.S. military officials to win 
Jenkins a lesser sentence. 

The maximum sentence in 
his case was life in prison. 

The North Carolina native 
lived in communist North 
Korea for 39 years after he 
fled his post on the Korea 

"Ma'am, I am in fact 
;zuilty." Jenkins told the 
judge. Col. Denise Vowell. He 
also pleaded guilty to aiding 
the enemy by teaching 
Enghsh to military cadets in 
the 1980s. 

However he denied that he 

Rehnquist undergoing treatment 


Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist revealed Monday that he is 
undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for thyroid 
cancer, signs he has a grave form of the disease and probably 
will not return to the bench soon. The election eve disclosure by 
the 80-year-old justice underscores the near certainty that the 
next president will make at least one appointment to the 
Supreme Court and probably more. 

Accused U S Army deserter Charles Jenkins, nght, salutes at U.S. 
military police offieer Paul Nigara as he surrendtlrs at U.S. Army's 
Camp Zama, south of Tokyo, to face charges that he left his army ui 
in 1965 and defected to North Korea. 

advocated the overthrow of 
the United States in propa- 
ganda broadcasts, and plead- 
ed innocent to charges of 
making disloyal statements. 
Vowell dropped those accusa- 

The American turned him- 
self into U.S. mihtary authori- 
ties on Sept. 11, two months 
after he left Pyongyang and 
came to Japan for medical 
treatment. Tokyo called for 
leniency in his case so he 
could live in Japan with his 
Japanese wife, Hitomi Soga, 

and their two daughters. 

In full military dress for the 
proceedings, Jenkins wept as 
he described his depression, 
fears of death and heavy 
drinking in the days leading 
up to his Jan. 5, 1965 disap- 
pearance from his unit. 

He said he fled because he 
was afraid he would be trans- 
ferred to dangerous daytime 
patrols in the Demilitarized 
Zone between the two Koreas, 
or worse: Vietnam. 

Crosses at Berlin Wall 
commemorate victims 

^ vt to a rebuilt segment of the former Berlin Wall 
walks through wooden crosses that stand nt.vt 10 -"^ . ^^^^ of the wall and 

in on SundayTxhis section of the Berlin Wall commemorates the 
It the former Checkpoint Charlie. 

More people kidnapped in Iraq 

BAGHDAD, Iraq (,\P) 

Gunmen stormed the compound of a Saudi company in a fash- 
ionable Baghdad neighborhood Monday, seizing an American, a 
Nepalese and four Iraqis after a gun battle in which a guard and 
one of the assailants were killed, poUce said. The American, who 
was not identified, was the 12th U.S. citizen reported kidnapped 
or missing in Iraq. He was grabbed about 500 yards from the 
house where two Americans and a Briton were kidnapped last 
month. All three were beheaded. 

California backs stem-cell research 

Caufornia (AP) 

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, breaking with fellow Republicans 
to flex his own political muscle, persuaded his California con- 
stituents to spend $3 billion on stem-cell research. In another 
hot-button ballot issue, voters in 11 states overwhelmingly sup- 
ported banning gay marriage. On a day when voters in 34 states 
considered 163 wildly disparate proposals, voters in Montana 
okayed the use of medical marijuana; Oklahomans opted to take 
a chance on a state lottery; and Arizona residents passed a first 
of its kind crackdown on illegal immigrants. 

Israeli lawmakers back funding 

Israel's parHaraent gave preliminary approval Wednesday to 
compensation payments for Jews living in Gaza and four West 
Bank settlements, clearing a major hurdle in Prime Minister 
Ariel Sharon's plan to evacuate 25 settlements next year. By a 
64-44 vote with nine abstentions, the Knesset passed the first of 
three votes on compensation packages giving hundreds of thou- 
sands of dollars to each family of the 8,800 settlers in Gaza and 
parts of the West Bank. 

Republicans extend House control 


The power of incumbency and an advantageous GOP redistrict- 
iug in Texas swept Republicans to another two years of control 
over the House of Representatives. Virtually all sitting represen- 
tafives in the 435-member House won re-election, leaving 
Speaker Dennis Hastert, Majority Leader Tom DeLay and their 
GOP majority firmly in charge. 

Executives convicted in Enron case 

A jury has convicted four former Merrill Lynch & Co. executives 
and a former mid-level Enron Corp. finance executive of con- 
spiracy and fraud for helping push through a sham deal to pad 
the energy company's earnings. The deal involved a bogus sale 
of interest in power plants mounted on barges to the brokerage 
at the end of 1999 so the energy company could appear to have 
met earnings targets. 

Deliberations for Scott Peterson 


.Jurorsbegan deliberating the fate of Scott Peterson on 
Wednesday, weighing whether he murdered his pregnant wife 
and dumped her body in San Francisco Bay or was merely a 
straying husband who was framed. The deliberations began after 
the closing arguments and jury instructions v 

Thursday, NovEMBE Mr2^ 

Maranatha Hay 
Lifestyles Editor 



Christians are always being watched Question 

«---J^^™u^:^"wtl of the week 

Renie Williams 

■iggled, one girl s 

I used to be a shy person, 
but it's a good thing I'm nol 
anymore. I would never sur- 
vive in Russia! Being here is 
an extrovert's dream, because brothy soup, 
it feels like I'm always the cen- 
ter of attention. Anything I 
do, especially if it happens to 
be different from the way a 
typical Russian would do it, 
excites attention and curiosi- 

Take, for example, the time 
I introduced peanut butter to 
two of my Russian friends. 
Luba and Yulia tried it by 
itself first, each sticking a fin- 

butter applf 

probably thinking about how 

silly Americans are. 

A few days later, in the 
cafeteria I was trying to eat _ , „ . .^ 

some dry bread and some very natural, but to the Russ;ans_,J 
Why should I 

It seems like someone 
notices everything I do. My 

of sl'ippers toward me. Once 

again I had been caught doing getcomfortable, 

something that to me is quite 

natural, but to the Russians it . - , ,, , 

,s vet^ strange. While I tend Russian friends are constantly 

IS very i.ii<.i.ii watching me, wanting to know 

what I'm like and how I do 

"My Russian friends are- con- ^^^;^^,„,tZ 

stantly watching me... I wonder f-;-^;,*ey_^4tmeT; 

if the same thine happens when I the answer, whatever i do 

U LllC SdlUC LIII115 m*KF thm.thinWplI Americans do. 

tell someone I'm a Christian." 

eat my bread dry?" I thought, to think wearing other peo- 

ger in the jar and then licking So, I dipped the bread into the pies shoes is kind of gross, 

the peanut butter off. They soup and took a soggy bite. Russians think that walking 

immediately agreed that it Then Hooked up to find Luba around the h( 

was good stuff. Luba began once again staring at me, ' 

experimenting with it. She obviously quite amused. She 

spread it first on bread and mimicked my dipping motion 

then on wafers, sprinkling to make sure I knew why she 

dried cranberries and choco- 

late r 

1 top. 

But when I spooned some 
peanut butter onto my apple, 
Luhn and Yulia both stared at 
me. "Extreme," Yulia said, 
pointing ill my yummy peiimil 

: laughing at me. 
Just yesterday 1 was play- 
ing games with some of my 
students, and they sent me 
out into the haU while they set question me about what I'm 
up for the next game. I walked doing or why I'm doing it. 
inio Ihe ball in my socks, but "Are you cold?" they ask when 

socks I 
bare feet is somehow linked to 
getting sick. So I compHed, 
putting 00 the borrowed slip- 
pers without complaint. 

There have been many 

other times when I've simply 

been going about my busi- 

only to ha 

they think all Americans do. 

I wonder if the same thing 
happens when I tell someone 
I'm a Christian. I wonder if 
they start watching everything 
I do, wanting to know what 
I'm like and how I do things. I 
wonder if they ask them- 
selves, "What makes 
Christians different from 
everyone else?" Maybe they 
look to me for the answer, and 
whatever I do, they think all 
Christians do. And I wonder, 
do they see enough of a differ- 
ence to laugh at me and think 
I'm strange? 

How to eat good food for cheap, not in the cafe 

Brian Magsipoc 

It's the predicament of 
every dorm student, old or 
new. It has plagued dorm stu- 
dents for years. Maybe that 
mystery loaf looks a little too 
mysterious to try out, or 
maybe those vegetables taste 
somewhat rubbeiy. Granted, 
the cafeteria does make some 
good food, but what is a dorm 
student to do when the menu 
at the cafeteria just doesn't 
look appetizing? 

The obvious answer is 
something cheap and easy to 

prepare. "If there's nothing at 
the caf6 I want, I will just 
make a sandwich or some 
kind of soup in my room," 
said Sara Bandel, junior jour- 
nalism major. "I also keep 
fruit in my room. ..canned 
stuff too." Other foods include 
Ramen noodles, microwave 
macaroni and cheese, and 
other pastas, says Bandel. 

Lately, the cafeteria has 
been offering alternatives to 
the daily menu. Frozen pizzas 
and burritos now line the 
shelves of the ice cream freez- 
er. "I check the freezer for 
burritos or pizza, if I even 

want that, and if not I go back 
to my room and starve," said 
Shane Gallatin, junior mass 
communications major. 

Another alternative, for 
those with a little more 
money, is eating out. China 
Kitchen, a small oriental 
restaurant located in the 
Winn- Dixie plaza at four cor- 
ners, offers a full plate of food 
for under five dollars. On the 
fancier side, there's Tony's 
Pasta Shop, located in the 
Bluff View Art District of 
downtown Chattanooga. 
Tony's serves Italian food 
comparable to Olive Garden, 

but at lower prices. And, of 
course, the fast food places on 
Old Lee Highway in Ooltewah 
- Taco Bell, McDonalds, 
Burger King, Bojangles, 
Subway, and Wendy's. There 
are also the fast food places 
located on campus: KR's Place 
and the Campus Kitchen. 

Lastly, for dorm students 
with some skill in the kitchen, 
both Talge and Thatcher halls 
have kitchens. Students must 
provide their own cooking 
utensils, of course, but noth- 
ing beats a home cooked meal. 

AskBigDebbie: dreams vs. marriase 

Bic Debbie -1 Really Like Him .,„h ,.„.„ k„..,.;._. , O 

-1 Really Like Him 

Dear I Really Like Him 

r..„ n- t^ ■.!.• '^' ""^ rephrase your ques- 

Dear Big Debbie, tion. I'm hearing this: "I have 

1 am a junior and my some goals and dreams that 1 

boyfriend and 1 have been can't achieve right now 

dating for a year. We've talked bprmisp I'm ;» ., ,...1 .- l. ---- - 

about getting married, bu, sS o4"mytams1S Pa™," h\/° ^"^"'' ^ ''^'- 

yearou.andbeastuden.mi. .o ^'l, ptr^out '^^^^Zi -> 
'-nto„';™nr-™"' Wbenyougermred',v:u 

. gfu^r'arrXnever. T^"' w„rr ''^" ''^^™^- 
=■. 'ley wont die once you reach 

sionary, but what would I 

to my boyfriend? I'm thinking hand 

of bagging the whole idea alto 

gether. Is that the right deci- ever give up your dr^^sfo; 


TmkvT ^^t"™"* ^^"^ assume that if you miss an 
Whvdo wnl° marriage, opportunity, you might be 
«e 7mZ ''"'™='"=="y kicking yourself when you're 
assume that means commit- older 
ment? Well, my ex-bovfriend i ;j 
and I .alked about LTCt mal 7; gXmoT ofaVr 
would be to attend a Peter, ority. Giri,^^ dL ' '"' 
a relationship be the box you 
choose to contain yourself in. 
If he's really great, he will 
understand and respect you 
for it. Enough said. 

Got questions? Big Debbie 
has answers. E-maU them to 

Who would you 
like to see as 

"Adam Sandler, 
because he's a 
funny man. The 
United States 
would be a lot 
more exciting. I 
light actually 
viiatch the debates." 

Scth Broist-ikg 

,Z ■ " T' ''''™'* f" a the altar, thank God So U T ^°™"^- ^-maU them . 
transitory relationship. You ingthatin mtd^t'sio^^t ^^^'J'sDebbie^hotmaU 

Thursday, November 4, 2004 

The Southern Accent 7 

y^ndrew Bermudez 
Opinion Editor 



Keep on Head to head: left vs. right 

cTllTllTlO" ' I'MALOSER A>f»,,r^ „„„ A 


A k \s \M?eks ago I sat in Talge 
(iapel .15 an obedient student try- 
ing to get his worship credits in! 
But, as fate would have it (and as 
occasionally happens), my mind 
began to driit to things other than 
what I was hearing. One thing was 
flje new stained glass centerpiece in 
flje chapel. It really is nice artwork, 
consisting of various shapes of col- 
ored glass arranged to show a per- 
son kneeling before Jesus outside a 
ci^. Now, I'm not much of an artist 
as it is but I noticed what I thought 
was a problem with it At ten 
rfdock at night and with all the 
lights on inside, it wasn't colorfid at 
an. In fact the color variation con- 
HSted of various shades of brown. 
5(ow remember, I don't know that 
much about art, but I do know 
stained glass isn't supposed to be 

Tlie next night, as I w^^s coming 
back from a late football game, I 
noticed some colorful lights outside 

.'\S I £ 

AMlked over and found c 
Lit stained glass mosai' 
jnd dierefor a fewr 
nng if someone had turned 
omething G told you 

MnalK, I realized that you have to 
stand uiiLside to see all the color 
when tlu- lights are on inside. 

Happy that I finally figured it 
out, I began to wonder. How many 
Quistiany do I know are content 
whh standing inside? They may 
s^, "See, my light is shining!" even 
though it's only shming on the 
inside. The result: they are some 
^y Ixjkmg stamed ^ass. God 
didnt .Rat.- you or them to be 
brown ^t.'uned glass; He created 
you to bf a beautiful mosaic of the 
lifeofChrist. Ontopofthat Heput 
aKght in all of us so we can show 
ffleworld that mosaic. 

The question I have for you is, 
«in you let the Ught shine out? Or 
I'ffllyou be content standing on the 
inside where it's "safe" and letting 
*one see the self-portrait God 
P*^^ in >'ou? I encourage you to 
B> out today smile at someone no 
^ e\er smiles at talk with some- 
ge you never usually talk to, and 
*3 friend to those who least 
J^ It from you. Let people see 
"^ in you. Let your hght shine, 
^^"tireh your choice! It may be 

- "^ the inside, but until you 
^ ^-t.,de youTl never see the 
^jnhe depth that God crated 

P-S- Brown glass is ugly! 

■ Loser 

Brian Lauritzen 

My lucky boxers have failed 
me. Oh sure, they've gotten me 
through some uncertain times 
(tests, auditions, etc.), but 
Tuesday night they weren't par- 
ticularly helpful as President 
Bush was awarded a second 
term— this time by voters, not 
the Supreme Court. However, 
there were other winners and 
losers in this election besides 
President Bush and Senator 
Kerry (and my lucky bi 
I ers). 

I Winners: Some 
people in Ohio report- 
edly waited in line mor 
than 10 hours to ca; 
their votes. Such a 
mitment to the democratii 
process is a testament to the 
value they place on having 
their voice heard. 

Loser: The Electoral 
College is an anti- 
quated system that 
was developed to encourage 
candidates to campaign in 
places besides just population 
centers. Now they only cam- 
paign in the states that matter. 
Since when is the number of 
votes less important than where 
the votes are coming from? Is 
this true democracy? 

Tuesday night/ Wednesday 
morning wouldn't have been up 
in the air if it weren't for the 

May God bless America 

Electoral College. President 
Bush ^vas clearly the choice of 
the electorate. He won by more 
than 3.5 milhoD votes nation- 
wide—hardly a small margin. 
It's time to either reform the 
Electoral College so that elec- 
toral votes are awarded propor- 
tionally or abolish it altogether. 
Winners: The American peo- 
ple are fighting again. 
That's a good thing. 
When we were 
paranoid following 
1, everyone 
together and 
passed one of 
the worst pieces 
of legislation in 
American history: The 
Patriot Act. (Please, Mr. 
Ashcroft, take more of my 
freedoms away.) 

But during the 
Democratic primar- 
ies, Howard Dean reminded us 
that it was okay to disagree with 
President Bush. That was his 
only contribution to the cam- 
paign, but it may have been the 
most valuable one of any of the 
candidates. After all, it is debate 
that keeps this nation healthy. 

It's been a \vild, record-set- 
ting campaign. Was it the most 
important election of our life- 
time? Only time ^vill tell. 

Timothy Morse 

On Tuesday, the people of 
the United States of America 
spoke out. They spoke out 
against terrorism and 
oppression. They spoke out 
against higher ta.\es. They 
spoke out in favor of privati- 
zation of Social Security. 
They spoke with a resound- 
ing "Yes!" for George W. 

that SE 
than w 

to expect, mil- 
lions of voters 
piled into 

jammed polling 

country. George 
W. Bush, breaking 
the all-time popular 
vote total, carried 
51% of the popular 
vote and key battle- 
ground states like Florida 
and Ohio. Bush also edged 
out Kerry in close states like 
Nevada and Iowa - winning 
31 states to Kerry's 20. The 
presidential race stayed 
tight, but very clear-cut. 

I would like to say that I 
tremendously respect John 
Kerry for his decision to con- 
cede this election within a 
day. Where his prede 

Gore had failed to be gra- 
cious, Kerry has proved supe- 
rior. I believe Senator Kerry 
realized that while he could 
have contested and fought 
the results in Ohio (though 
without much hope of win- 
ning), he decided that the 
American people should be 
the judge of this election - 
not a lawyer in a courtroom. 
Thank you, Senator 

So none of 
it really mat- 
ters now. The 
pundits, the 
polls, the ana- 
lysts - all are 
levant. What we 
face now is another 
four years of progress. 
We look forward to a 
period of economic 
growth and financial 
opportunity for all of 
;rica. We see a safe and 

secure homeland - or 
makes sure our er 
around the world ai 
allowed to attack ou 
The opportunity for a 
future lies in front of u 
George W. Bush a 
leader. And we have 
mined that we want 1 

May God Bless Amei 


History is important, stay informed 

I have enjoyed every histo- 
ry class that I have taken. 
History helps us realize where 
we are as a society and where 
we are going. A great history 
teacher once said, "History is 
to society what memory is to 
the individual." Without a 
memory, it is difficult to func- 
tion and it is impossible to 
learn from past mistakes if 
you cannot remember them. 

I am patriotic and I love 
this country, but I understand 
that we should not just have a 
blind patriotism that says, 
"My country, right or wrong." 
We should be able to objec- 
tively evaluate our country 
and logically come to the con- 
clusion that it is worthy of our 
love. So I was shocked when I 
was told in my World 
Civilization class that the 
West, specificaUy America, 

succeeded largely because of 
slavery (i.e., oppression) and 

The theory is that our coun- 
try is founded on, and suc- 
ceeded because of, slavery. 
There's no denying that slav- 
ery is a part of our history, but 
is the practice of slavery 
inherently western and the 
participation in this practice 
reason for success? Many 
ancient and non-western cul- 
tures practiced slavery, 
including the Chinese, 
Indians, Arabs, and even sub- 
Saharan African tribes. Since 
slavery is not distinctively 
western, how can it be consid- 
ered a source of our success 
vls-^-vis other cultures? What 
is distinctively western, how- 
ever, is abolition. Far from 
benefiting from slavery, 
America paid an enormous 
price to abolish it - over 
900,000 American casualties 
and billions ofdoUars in dam- 

Western society certainly 
has incorporated some for- 
eign ideas and technologies. 
The Chinese were responsible 
for inventing printing, gun- 
powder, and the compass. 
However, these inventions 
were held by the courts, and 
had little affect on Chinese 
society. When the West 
learned about these inven- 
tions, they had a transforming 
impact. Although the Chinese 
invented these technologies, 
they were not ultimately as 
successful as the West 
because they lacked the 
uniquely Western institutions 
that combined science with 
democracy and capitalism. 
The interaction between sci- 
ence and capitalism is a huge 
reason why the West is suc- 
cessful. Science provides the 
knowledge that leads to 
invention and capitalism sup- 
pUes the mechanism by which 

the invention is taken to the 
general public. This, com- 
bined with democracy, 
allowed the west to succeed 
and far surpass any other 
nation. These three distinc- 
tively western institutions 
working together have made 
the success of the West, and 
consequently the United 
States, possible. 

I invite you to take a look 
into these issues and the his- 
tory of our nation. Take a his- t 
tory class, read, research, and 
form an objective opinion. I 
believe that when you are 
through, you will have a 
stronger, more objective love 
of your country. Most impor- 
tantly, never leave a class- 
room just believing the opin- 
ions of a teacher; form your 
own opinions. If you just 
blindly accept their opinions, 
you have no opinion of your 
own, and do not really know 
what you stand for. 

Thursday, Novembrb / 

Melissa Turner 
Religion Editor 


3 Revival meetings begin Friday 

Jay Anders meetings will start at 10:30 a.rn. 

ams^amuBmm Child Care: There will be 

Are you ready to be revived? child care for i-to-4-year-olds. 

Pastor Doug Batchelor will be The child care room is located 

conducting a series of revival right across from the meeting 

meetings that will be shown hall. 

worldwide from Chattanooga, Children's Program: The chiJ- 
Tenn. Tlie meetings wUI be held dren will have an outstanding 
every night at 6:30 p.m. starting program designed just for them. 
Nov. 5. On Nov. 6 and 13, there The program is for 5-to-i2-year- 
will be a church service starting olds. The children will meet in 
at 10:30 a.m. The meetings are room 14, just around the comer 
being held at the Chattanooga from the main meeting. 
Convention and Trade Center in Meeting Location/Room: 
downtown Chattanooga. Child The main meetings will be held 
care will be provided for i-to-4- at the Chattanooga Convention 
year-olds. There will be an out- and Trade Center in downtown 
standing children's program for Chattanooga. The main meeting 
5-to-l2-year-olds. will be held m Hall B. This meet- 
Evening meetings begin ing room is located in the middle 
Friday, Nov. 5, and go through of the trade center on Carter St 
Friday, Nov. 12, There will be a 
meeting eveiy night. All evening 

I front of 

meetings will start at 6:30 p.m. St. exit. Once on Main they 
There will be morning meetings should make the first left turn 
on Nov. 6 and 13. The morning onto Carter St. There is a drop- 

Temptation of Jesus, part II 

Ricky Davis could've had the wealth of the 

ourjn-Coi nnjDirroR whole world. How many of us 

do whatever it takes to get a 

Last week, we left off with little money? Look at the TV 

Jesus quoting Scripture back reality shows where people 

to the devil. Now let's look at eat bugs, drink blood, etc, just 

how the devil responded, to get a little cash. We live in a 

Satan re,sponded by saying society that is hieled by greed, 

nothing. Wliat could he say to We don't take much stock in 

Scripture? Nothing. the "store up treasures for 

The devil immediately went ourselves in heaven" verse, 

into the next temptation. So because we want it now! We 

he takes Jesus to a high place don't want to go through 

and, in an instant, shows God's plan for our lives, we 

Jesus all the kingdoms of the want it now. Not later, 

world. "I will give you all their That's what the devil is ask- 

authority and splendor, for it ing Jesus to do. Forget your 

has been given to me, and I mission, forget the cross you 

can give it to anyone I want can have it now! How could 

to. So if you 11 bow down and Jesus have it now? By bowing 

worship me, it will all be down and worshiping the 

''"t?' r . .I.- ,.. ,., ''™'' '^^'^ "i™' ^"^ " serious 

The first thing I d like to self-esteem problem In heav- 
ook at is how Satan is trying en, he was created above all 
to play with Jesus' mind. If the angels, but he wasn't sat- 
Jesus accepted, He wouldn't isfied with thai He didn't 
have to die on the cross seem important enough in his 
because He'd already have all own proud eyes. He w "ted 
kingdoms of the world; how- Jesus' spot. Now on earth he 
is still trying to be above 
Jesus. So there he is, hoping 
accept and 

today. How many neonle irs IT "^ .,■ ""^ ^""^ °"d 

willing ,0 do wSev'e'rtL lit Z:X:1'i^''^ '^ 

to get ahead? We live by the and his pride ™ '° *' '*™' 
rule of -Do unto others before Next week w.'n 

they do unto you." At work we th» T T ' ™" ^^'^ '«'" 

stab people in' the back tt; S ipf e /nd """^.^ '° «>- 

to make ourselves look better Ae ThM 1 '^°'* "" ™ft 

What about wealth? Jesus *' *"<"™P'at>on. 

off location directly 
meeting Hall B. 

Parking: During the Sabbath 
hours, there will be ft-ee parking 
at the Convention and Trade 
Center parking lot. On days 
other than Sabbath, it will cost 
$4.00 a night to park there. 
There is free parking on the 
street and at Fmdley Football 
Stadium (about two blocks 
awayj. If you park in the 
Convention and Trade Center 
parking lot, you can enter the 
Trade Center from either the 
first or tlurd floor 

tlirections: Take I-24 to US 
27 to the Main St exit. Once on 
Main St., make the first left turn 
onto Carter St The Trade Center 
is located on Carter St. 
If people are dropping others Alternatively, you can take the 
off, they should take the Main ML King exit and turn right onto 

Carter St Findley Stadium park- 
ing is located on the comer of 
Main and Carter 

Student Center 
Sabbath School 

and It wouldnt have ended that Jesus 

The Student Center Sabbath 
School started in the fall of 
2002 by returning student mis- 
sionaries who wanted to have a 
Sabbath School dedicated to 
studying the scriptures. When 
the Sabbath School first began 
with seven small group leaders, 
attendance averaged 30 stu- 
dents every Sabbath morning. 
Now there are 23 small group 
leaders and 100 students con- 
sistently attenduig. The Student 
Center Sabbath School has 
studied various topics from the 
Book of Acts, to Moses and now 
the book of Micah. Students 
attending the Student Center 
Sabbath School experience rich 
diversity by being part of a dif- 
ferent small group each 
Sabbath morauig. 

The leaders hope that this 
church can be a "liome" church 
for Southern's student body. 
The Southern Missionary 
Church will begin Nov. 6, and 
mil be held every Sabbath in 
the chapel ofTaige Hall at 11:30 
a.m. Built upon the same prin- 
ciples that the Student Center 
Sabbath School began ivith, the 
church's mission is to: search 
^d study the scriptures, learn 
church leadership skills that 
;™ empower them when they 
leave Southern, grow closer to 
Christ as their friend and 
Savior, and grow and uplift 
e^di other in Christian fellow 

Southern Missionary Church 

November 6th (SlVlCl 

Sabbath School- ' 

Student Center- 9:45 

Worship Sertlce- 

ISlge Chapel- 11:30 

Students start new 
church service 

Guest coimiiBUTOR Officially, Ken Rogers is tlvl 

pastor of the church, but liil 

Students having trouble role will be minimal and he vM 

finding a church to call home be acting as more of a mentoil 

may not have to look as far as The church plans to operate bil 

they might think. getting the students involvdl 

"Southern needs a church and having them present thl 

service where students feel at worship 

home; they need a place to feel Kochenower has been bringijj 

accepted.", says Ansley Howe, the devotional thought toll 

fellowship coordinator and co- church weekly, but accordingl 

founder of the new Southern Martin, worship coordinatal 

Missionary Church. "I want stu- and co-foimder of the c 

dents to take pride in church, to that is soon to change. 
learn to be leaders. I'm hoping "TVe want to get the studeDflJ 

everyone that comes feels loved of Southern involved, to p 

and that they don't have to be a pare them for when they ai 

good person to go to church. I leaders of the church," Mail 

want them to be accepted and I says. "We want them to ff 

want to be real with them." involved and welcomed, li 

Above the cafeteria in the they are ; 

student center is where church, like they have a roll fij 

Southern Missionary Church play." 
got its start. It is the brainchild The church, while not o&| 

of Bess Martin, Ansley Howe cially its own church, but n 

and Laura Lee Williams; they a missionary company of 4 

got the idea for the church while Collegedale Church, \vill b 

on a road trip. They presented meeting in Talge chapel onNof.1 

their ideas to their friends and 6. I 

peers and brought together sev- Amanda Mekeel, resldrfj 

eral groups of students to dis- assistant for Thatcher domsj 

cuss their plans, some of whom thinks the idea will catch on. ^ 
had never even spoken to each "It's definitely s „ 

other. Organized by Morgan think lots of times stnip 

Kochenower, a theology major, don't know how to get ipvoh 

the students decided to tell as and this is a great way 

many people about the church to feel like they are taking [« 

as possible and meet in the stu- in something special." 
dent center. 


Church Schedule 


Chattanooga First 


Collegedale -The Third 

Collegedale Community 

Collegedale Spanish-American 

Hamihon Community 



McDonald Road 

New Life 


Orchard Park 

StaiferGap ' - 

10:45 "•"I 


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THURSDAY, November 4, 2004 

Matthew Janetzko 
Sports Editor 

The Southern Accent 9 


Cooked Rugrats on the menu for Superstars 

Bryce Martin 

Thursday night, the 
SuDL^rstars took down the 
Rugrats with a score of 25-6. It 
was a great effort all around 
on both the offensive and 
defensive ends. Kristi Cook 
■ had an outstanding game, 
Iknocking down passes intend- 
led for wide receivers, as well 
Ls baking the field offensively, 
fehe scored three touchdowns 
fa all, the first being a punt 

Wallabies vs. 

return early in the first half, 
while the other two were 
receptions that went for sLx. 

"We all seem to work well 
together," Cook said of her 
team's performance. 

The Rugrats managed to 
keep it close at the half after 
scoring a late first-half touch- 
down to cut the lead to 12-6 
going into the second half, but 
the Superstars began reaching 
into their bag of tricks to put 
the game out of reach, with 

great showings by Kelli Leeper 
and Vanessa Thompson. 

The game was not Avithout 
controversy, however. There 
were some questionable tac- 
tics late in the game, in which 
the Superstars did not attempt 
to simply kneel the ball to run 
the clock out, but instead 
looked to pad their big lead 

Coach Ryan Lucht had a few 
words of explanation, "They're 

The Wallabies trampled 
iihe Cool-Points 40-0 in 
Wednesday night's game. As 
the L;ame started, the teams 
seenii'd to be evenly matched. 
Wide receivers Aaron 
MLNult>-. Grant Williams, and 
Jonathan Cherne caught 
".(three touchdown passes 
•before the end of the first half. 
tWot only were the receivers 
a good night, but 
allaby running back Andy 
repeatedly sacked the 
lol-Points quarterback, tak- 
ay more than one scor- 
pportunity. Another 
Wid.= receiver, Anthony 

Iandal, made a catch in the 
ad zone that gave the 
Wallabies their third extra 
Dint of the night. The 
^all..hies continued to play 
strnn- in the second half 
Thi.\ Mjure three more touch- 
as well as the extra 
making the final score 
Q to zero. 



tf you want better 
sports coverage do 

it yourself. 


Matt Janetzko 


Southern Striders looks for more runners 

I am definitely being a lit- 
tle biased when I say that 
Southern Striders is the best 
club on campus. We have a 
lot planned for this school 
year, including social events, 
running with friends, and oh 
yeah, did I mention a track 
meet at the end of the school 

That's right, you heard it 
here first. We are looking to 

hold a track meet right here 
at Southern, hopefully some- 
time in April of this school 
year, it will include all 
events, from the 100 meters 
all the way up to the three- 
mile distance, as well as food, 
festivities, music, and the 
chance to see your peers in 
the club going out and show- 
ing their skills and what they 
have been practicing all 
school year long. 

To make all this happen 
however, we are asking for 

your help. What does the 
running club need? Your par- 
ticipation in this event (we 
will be opening it up to the 
entire campus), or your 
efforts to help get this event 
off the ground would both be 
appreciated. The Southern 
Striders require no member 
fees and we are looking for 
more people to come out and 
run with us, whether it be 
half a mile or much further 
(like the marathon in David 
Carter's case). In just two 

years of existence, we have 
already gone out to Raleigh, 
NC, to compete against the 
likes of Ohio State, North 
Carolina, and Duke in a 
nationally acclaimed cross 
country meet, so we are con- 
stantly doing exciting things 
in the club. Just get in con- 
tact with me and I will gladly 
get you in on the best kept 
secret in Collegedale, the 
Southern Striders running 

This week in 

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AP Photo/Paul Sancya 
Houston Rockets T^cy M'^'^^y W ^l^)'"' 
on Detroit Pistons Elden Campbell (4J m 
the second quarter in Auliun. HiUs, Mich 

Redskins cornerback Shawn Springs dives 
for a pass against the Packers on Sunday in 
Laodover, Md. Redskins lost 28-14- 

Bahan\ lldmillon who lost iic 
a shark attack\Lar surfs u 
No 4of the the national Scholastic 
Surfing Association Meet at Banyans 
Sunday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 

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6. MD trail 

9. Tennyson's trod 

14. Lacks sense 

15. Spanish cry 

16. Auras of glory 

17. Columbus ship 

18. Marriage promise 

19. Poems 

20. Uproot 

22. Carlton song 

23. Maiden name indicator 

24. Idee (freebie) 
26. Shrub 

30. Personality journeys 

34. "Duly " 

35. Do you? 

36. Tibetan gazelle 

37. Knowledgeably 

38. Gambian language 

39. Addition 

40. Triton's domain 
41. by me 

42. Mumesons 

43. Ones who essay 

45. Texas murder defense 

46. Whimper 

47. Naval Acd. student 

48. Famous twins 
51. Make stand out 

57. Scientist's favorite dish 

58. Neither 

59. Played with plectrum 

60. Congress action 

61 . Hottie 

62. 120 degrees apart 

63. Indian wrap 

64. Type of bunny 

65. German city 


1 . Wind or bag 

2. Computer lingo 

3. Tired dog 

4. Against 

5. Erudite 

6. Bright stars 

7. Coagulate 

8. Stepped on scale again 

9. Furthermore 

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26. Mediterranean herb 

27. Time and loading, e.g. 

28. Condemned Titan 

29. Meadow 

30. Acquires 

31. Ice house 

32. Puppy, e.g. 

33. Chic 

35. One year olds 

38. Boil 

39. Bar 

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42. Donna or Calvin 

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The tiny people in my heart 
they make me cry, I don't know why 
when I sing songs of love and truth 
they are the spirits of my youth, 
.skeleton's weep, their halos shine 
beneath the stars within my eyes; 
a river flows reflecting light, 
mud melts away, I gam my sight 
lying in flower beds asleep, 
sweet laughter now, my soul did weep 
for love lost green her eyes would sing 
to essence white in the dark night 
we hear your cries and lonesome sighs 
we'll feed and bleed your inner light 
so that your world remembers love 
and seeKs the Kingdom up above. 

Tacky tourist attractions of the Antarctic 



Jugghead hosts the new game show Adventist Fear Factor.. 

by jListin Janetziffll 



The Southern Accent 


museum opens 


■ The Lynn H. Wood Archaeological in 
Hackman Hall is having theh grand 
opening today. 

f A full weekend of special events are 
'planned, including a special brunch for 
gpecial guests. An open house for the 
femmunity will be held Friday and 

The museum is the culmination of 
sevtTLiI > cars of work that began with the 
don.uiun of one of the largest Middle- 
Easii rn artifact collections in the coun- 
tr>'. I hi collection's donor, VViUiam G. 
De\<: iN a retired archaeologist from the 
Unnv:sih of Arizona. Dever will speak 
toda\ 1! a special convocation in honor 
of til' '^rand opening. 

Tiial is going to be neat to see," said 
computer science major- Jonathan 

The museum is an Interactive journey 
through the Bible. It consists of videos, 
maps, and about 300 pieces of bibhcal 
artivork including paintings and models. 

"We are going for the wow effect," 
said Dr. Michael Hasel, director of the 
Institute of Archaeology at Southern. 

In the course of their tour, visitors wiU 

Thursday, November 11 

Volume 60, Issue 9 

Griffin Farm hosts Fall Festival 

See ARCHAEOLOGX P- 2 Ashley Coble 

The Student Association Fall 
AniCr^n "hmnV fivO Festival proved to be a night full of 
^pi&Ull LlUCKlllC friends, snacks and games 

"This is the first time I have been to 
fall festival and it was a lot better than 
I was expecting," said Manny Rascon, 
a senior marketing major. "There was 
such a variety of activities." 

The festival, held at Griffin Farms 
in Collegedale Sunday, Nov. 7, hosted 
600 to 800 students, faculty and com- 
munity members, said Justin Evans, 
social vice president. 

"Everything went great," he said. 
"We had a lot of different booths and a 
petting zoo. There was pretty much 
something for everyone to enjoy. 

The Tri -Co nun unity Fire Department 
r^nds to a car fire Saturday at the 
"lersection of Industrial Drive and 

Apisoti PUie. 

Once students parked their cars and 
started walking toward the activities, 
they were greeted with a huge sign 
that had the letters SA Fall Festival cut 
out and a huge bonfire behind to shin- 
ing through the board. The students 
made their way through some trees 
and it opened up to a big clear area 
where all the activities were in a circle. 

Students participated in many 
activities like balloon darts, bean bag 
toss, and even a bell to hit to test 
strength. Students won tickets at each 
of these games and could cash them in 
for different prizes. 

"I loved playing the different 
games," said Alex King, a junior busi- 
ness administration major. "It was fun 
to see how many tickets I could win." 

There were many other activities 
for students to enjoy like face paint- 
ing, a marriage booth, a jail ceil, a 
jumping gym, and a petting zoo, which 
held sheep and goats. There were also 
two tractors that were taking students 
on a hayride around the farm. 

A stage was set up at the far end of 
the farm with a country band playing 
good ole country music. While the 
music played a big group of students 
started line-dancing in front of the 

"The atmosphere has been so 
great," said Julie Hoover, a journalism 
major. The sky is so clear, the music 
is great, the activities are fiin. It 
couldn't have been a more perfect 


Campus News 

Current Events 







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Pancake Day 

The metric system did not really 
catch on in the states, unless you 
count the increasing popularity of 
the nine-millimeter bullet. 

-Dave Barry 

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view artifacts dating from 
the time of Abraham and Ur 
of the Chaldees, to the Roman 
Empire and the time of 
Christ. There is also a display 
with a model of Solomons 
temple and various other reli 
gious artifacts such as fig 
urines of the goddess 
Asherah, as well as others 

"These models were made 
and donated by one of the 
best model makers in the 
country," Hasel said. 

Besides the model of the 
■temple, there is also a scale 
model of the palace of King 
Ahasuerus and Queen Esther. 
At the end of the tour is a 
Roman Empire display. And 
mounted in a plaque on the 
wall is the Bible text that is 
the theme for the museum. 

"We are all vessels," Hasel 
said. "Tliat is our theme." 

Almost nobody went to'Almost Anything Goes' 


I Brauner 

..„-o by Cheryl Fulter 
Freshman Elvdd Sicard jumps 
for the mat during the triwa 
game Saturday night at the 
Ahnost Anything Goes party in 
lies PE Center. 

Student Wellness held its 
annuaJ Almost Anything Goeb 
pam at 8 p m Saturday night, 
With fewer students in atten 
dance than usual 

The party which usually 
tikes place second semester, 
iiint get under way until 9 
[ m because organizers where 
uaitmg for more students to 
show up They finally began 
with about 25 people partici 

"I did everything I could to 
make students aware of the 
event," said Jenna Hyde, 
Student Wellness director. 
"People just didn't come. 

The event 

have the classes competing 
against each other in various 
events for the grand prize. 

"There weren't enough peo- 
ple to separate into classes, so 
they just split the group in 
two," said Andy Wlasnieski, 
junior mass communications 
major. Wlasnieski ran sound 
for the event. 

Hyde wasn't sure why atten- 
dance was low, but she has a 
few theories. 

"A lot was going on this 
weekend, with the revival 
meetings in Chattanooga, and 
also the S.A. Fall Festival," 
Hyde said. "This is also the 
first time Almost Anything 
Goes has happened in first 
semester. I've noticed a drop- 

participated in™ ^^** 
Anything Goes. ""t I 

One surprise for Hyde 
who did come. 

"I was expecting a lot , I 

freshman to show up, but 4' 

sophomores and upper cC 
men came." ™" f 

Other students had com 
ments on the attendance 

"The even would definite,, I 
have been more fun ivith more I 
people," said Michael f 
ment-international business 
major. ' 

Herin Hall to be renovated 

Jessica Crandall 

I'rcHhmoii A 

u henci h 

ing the urtlfnciN li 

H. Wood ArchavoloRlcul 

With almost half of a $3 mil- 
Hon campaign raised, the 
School of Nursing looks for- 
ward to transforming Herin 
Hall into an enhanced center 
for nursing education. 

"You have to keep improving 
to stay on the cutting edge," 
said Development Director 
Robert Raney, who believes the 
New Dimensions of Healing 
campaign will further the nurs- 
ing program's success. 

Alumni, former faculty, and 
local businesses have donated 
or pledged .$1,4 million so far, 
said Raney, who kept donor 
names anonymous. Plans for 
the building, designed by 
Corporate Architect Fred 
Turner, call for $2.5 million in 
construction costs and 
$500,000 in equipment and 


Raney said this year marks 
the most progress in the cam- 

"I believe it was 1999 when 
people began giving [money] to 
this as a dream, but it took full 
shape this past year," Raney 

Dr. Phil Hunt, dean of'nurs- 
ing, said the campaign 
responds to Herin Hall's lack of 
space for the 532 nursing 
majors who make up 22 per- 
cent of Southern's student 
body. Hunt said it's difficuh for 
nursing professors to teach in 
other buildings when they need 
essential visual aids, like man- 
nequins, that are hard to carry. 

"It will definitely enhance 
our teaching abilities when we 
can have all classes in one 
building," Hunt said. 

Plant Services will do most 

of the construction, planned to 
begin after spring graduation 
in 2005. Lynn Wood Hall and 
Daniels Hall will hold nursing 
classrooms and labs during the 
one- to-two year process. Hunt 

Junior nursing major 
Jonathan Castells plans to 
graduate before Herin Hall is 
finished, but doesn't mind 
moving to temporary nursing 
classrooms until then. 

"It's going to be worth it, 
maybe not for me but fot other 
students in the future," said 
Castells, who believes the new 
Center for Nursing Education 
will attract students- "More 
students will want to become 
nursing majors because it [will 
be] a comfortable environment 
and a better facility." 

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Preparing for marriage class 

According to the Chattanooga 
Times Free Press, every year 
about 33,000 Tennessee couples 
divorce. Tennessee the second 
highest divorce rate in the nation. 
This is because some couples 
refuse to receive marriage coun- 
selmg. In an effort to change this 
the state lowered the price of 
mamage Ucenses to $60 instead 

of $95, if a couple receives four 
horns of marriage counseling. 

To help lower these statistics, 
the CoUegedale Church is offer- 
ing a series entitled "Preparing 
for Marriage," scheduled for Nov. 
12 and 13, and held at the 
CoUegedale Church. 

The opening presentation will 
start at 7 p.m. on Friday evenmg. 
There will be four sessions on 
Saturday afternoon from 2-6 
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Faculty diversity changes Referees la ck numbers 

;;:;;;^gDAY, November ii, 2004 


The Southern Accent 3 

According to Webster's On- 
line Dictionar>', diversit>' is a 
fltuaUon that includes repre- 
)f multiple (ideally 
alP groups within a prescribed 
environment, such as a univer- 

definition is becoming 
aiore of a reality when observ- 
ing the growing student body 
liere at Southern. This growing 
trend, however, is less appar- 
ent in Southern's faculty. 

During the past three years, 
the percentage of minority - 
noD-white faculty — has risen 
from 4-5 percent to 6.5 per- 
cent, while the percentage of 
African American Faculty has 
dropped from 6.3 percent to 
3^ percent- This means that 
0^ of a 123 faculty members 
there are only about four 
African .Americans. 

This, how 


process of being changed. 
Steve Pawluk, senior vice pres- 
ident for academic administra- 
tiwi, is very passionate about 
seang more diversity among 
the faculty at Southern, espe- 
ddDy in terms of how it affects 
the students. 

"We are preparing students 
to work in a global community, 
ifs important for students to 
work with people who look, 
think, and speak differently," 
be said. 

Currently there are no spe- 
cific reasuns why Southern is 

„ ,, . Photo by S , __. 

Rebgion professor. Carlos Martin, one of the few minority professo 
advises Sean Reed Tuesday for second s 

losing African American pro- 
fessors in particular. There are 
many possible reasons, includ- 
ing better salaries offered at 
other institutions. 

It's not that Southern is 
doing something that is unat- 
tractive to minority faculty, but 
that there are so few of them. 
In terms of diversity, this is 
where a person may look 
around their environment and 
feel that they don't fit in 
because there are not that 
many people that look, or 
think like them. 

Pawluk and the rest of the 
academic administration are 
not the only ones interested in 
seeing a more diverse faculty at 
Southern, not only in terms of 
more African American profes- 
sors, but non-African 
American faculty as well. 

"There are many people who 

Veterans' Park vandalized 

The CoUegedale Police 
Department received a report 
oiSept, 26 of vandalism at the 

ms Park. 
,7- responding officer, 
™lip Smitli, found spray 
paint on llw right side of the 
'"ay tank, and on closer 
-.. that it read, "I 
«• Also inund on the turret 
*^ean,,rchy symbol. 

act of vandalism 

us our freedoms. This incident 
shows the necessity for the 

The police said the motive 
for the act is unknown. 

Some students at Southern 
said the act was unnecessary. 

"I think it's a bunch of 
peaceniks who are just trying 
to protest and get theh view 
heard, and it's a negative way 
to express it," said Caleb 

include [defecating] on a 

CoUegedale officials were 
reluctant to speak about the 

"Since the incident was 
reported soon after it occurred, 
and cleaned within two hours, 
I see no reason to give the van- 
dals what they want: atten- 
tion," said Commissioner Jim 

The wo 

ciimv 1 "^ perpetrator 
"^ted on the roof. 

"•e tank was buUt to with- 
^ rocket propelled 
bvaKH?' " "^^^'^ be bothered 
LrfT^y paint," said Dr. 
^aluska, commander of 

^ a^d educate the public 
diea in t /°^S people who 
"■ tanks m,e that to bring 

times afraid to make a call. 

^^__^ "The referee has to know 

how to enforce all of the 

Southern's football intra- penalties," Pangman said, 

mural program has experi- Another reason for 

enced a shortage of referees decreased quality is exhaus- 

this season. tion of experienced referees 

Dr. John Pangman, intra- who officiate consecutive 

murals director, said that he games making it harder to 

lost five or sk of his most judge. 

qualified referees to gradua- "It's hard to do your best 

tion last year. when doing four games," 

The officiating sports Brown said. 
analv ' 

come from different cultures, 
and they want to be comfort- 
able, so it would be nice to 
have a faculty like that," said 
Jennifer Drayton, a second 
year freshman nursing major. 
With this in mind the mem- 
bers of the academic adminis- 
tration are taking steps toward 
a more diverse faculty through 
things like the Advenrist 
Professional Network, a global 
registry of Seventh-day 
Adventist professionals who 
hold a master's degree or its 
equivalent in any field. This 
database is expensive, but 
should Southern get it, they 
could locate candidates for 
positions or faculty that are 
looking for work in their fields. 
Access would also foster inter- 
national networking among 
Adventists in various profes- 

"They're doing the 
best job a ref can do. 
Obviously there are 

going to be some 

blown calls, but that is 

just human error." 

pick up 

to offici- 
ate, how- 

There is not enough class time 
to cover all the rules and 
enforcements of football. 

Pangman is grateful for the 
help, but says the quality of 
officiating is weaker than last 

"We tcike what we can get," 
Pangman said. 

The lower quality has come 
from lack of experience and 
unfamiliarity of the rules. 
Adam Brown, a physical edu- 
cation major and five-year 
officiating veteran, said that 
inexperienced referees feel 
uncomfortable and are some- 

had consid- 
ered getring 
outside help 
from certi- 
fied officials 
but a limited 
budget pre- 
vents him 
from doing 

players are not happy with the 

"Some referees don't take 
the game seriously," said team 
Wildcats player Valerie 

Others do not see anything 
wrong with it. 

"They mostly let us play," 
said team Family Guy player 
Eric Schnell. 

"I think they're doing the 
best job a ref can do," said 
Bryce Martin, team Glove - 
player. "Obviously there are 
going to be some blown calls, 
but that is just human error." 

Films highlight latinos 

Valerie Walker 

The Modern Language 
department has been hosting 

Hispanic/Latinos in the 
United States in Miller Hail to 
promote awareness about 
Hispanics in the area. 

Audiences watched stories 
depicted on the screen above 
their heads; stories of 
Hispanic immigrants trying to 
make it in the United States. 

"People don't know what 
people have to go through to 
get here and stay" said Dr. 
Carmen Jimenez, modern 
language professor. 

This is the series' first year 
but the Modern Language 
department Chair Dr. Carlos 
Parra feels this is an impor- 
tant subject that needs more 

"It's best we get to know 
this issue because it's not 
going away," said Parra 

The films have been strate- 
gically ordered in a sequence 
that gradually shows how 
immigrants integrate into 
American society. 

Sonya Reaves, junior social 
work and Spanish major, feels 
the series is fulfilling its 
intended purpose, 

"They're incredible. It's 
awakening something inside 
of people they can't ignore," 
Reaves said. 

The films are free and 
open to the public. The 
remaining 3 films start at 7 
p.m. on Thursdays on sched- 
uled dates and are either in 
English or Spanish with 
English subtitles. The next 
film "Nueba Yol " (New York) 
is Oct. 28, 


In last weeks Accent, the photo caption in "Southern forms 
art production company" should have said that Esteban Tamez 
was working on an animated logo for his own company — Bright 
Moon Animation. 

4 The Southern AccEhrr 



Arafat's life hangs in balancJ 







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A top Islamic cleric read 
passages from the Quran at 
Yasser Arafat's hospital bed- 
side Wednesday, with the com- 
atose Palestinian leader in 
what an aide called the "final 
phase" of his life. 

As Arafat's condition deteri- 
orated, aides made plans to 
eventually fly his hody to Cairo 
for a funeral, then to the West 
Bank for burial at his Ramallah 
headquarters. Palestinians also 
selected his immediate succes- 
sor, saying the parliament 
speaker Rauhi Fattouh a rela- 
tive unknown will become tem- 
porary president of the 
Palestinian Authority at 

Arafat's death. 

The cleric, Taisser Bayod 
Tamimi, rushed to Paris from 
the West Bank to be with the 
75-year-old Palestinian leader, 
who is m critical condition at 
the Percy Military Training 
Hospital, connected to a respi- 
rator and a feeding tube. 

"I prayed to God for his 
recovery," said Tamimi, who 
said he was with Arafat for 
more than an hour, reciting 
from the Mushm holy book. 
Tamimi said his close friend 
was very sick, "but he is still 

Tamimi said earlier that life 
support machines would not be 
turned off "as long as there are 
signs of life in the body of the 

Arafat's c 
question of hou: 


"It is prohibited in r 
he said. 

0^°- Christian Estripa, I 
hospital spokesman, toU J 
Le Monde 
could bsj 
"t. perls 

The Palestinian envoy J 
France, Leila Shahid t, 
France-Info that Arafat « 
still "in a 
added there was e 
tion in the state of all oTi 
vital organs." 

He was therefore " 

cal state," she said. 'The'ral 
is that he is m the haiidsj 
God." ' 


Army and Marines work to secure Fallujah 

U.S. Army and Marine units 
thrust through the center of 
the insurgent stronghold of 
Fallujah on Tuesday, fighting 
'iblind*"of piorrillas -In »he 
^'wttiectsiandl Conducting h'duse- 
to-house searches on the sec- 
ond day of a major offensive to 
retake the city from Islamic 

A total of 14 Americans have 
heen killed in Ihe past two 
days across Iraq including 
three killed in Fallujah on 
Tuesday and 11 others who 
died Monday, most of them as 
guerrillas launched a wave of 
attacks in Baghdad and south- 
west of Fallujah, a senior 
Pentagon official said. 

The 11 deaths were the high- 
est one-day U.S. toll in more 
than six montlis. 
j^s riEliting raged 

Fallujah, Prime Minister Ayad 
Allawi declared a nighttime 
curfew in Baghdad and its sur- 
roundings a day after a string 
of insurgent attacks in the city 
killed nine Iraqis and wounded 
more than 80. 

Anger grew among Iraq s 
Sunni Muslim majority over 
the assault on the mainly 
Sunni city of Fallujah. A pow- 
erful group of clerics called for 
a boycott of January elections 

U.S. and Iraqi forces 
launched the invasion of 
Fallujah to restore government 
control in the insurgents 
strongest postion ahead of the 
elections. The assault risks 
alienating Sunnis. 

In Fallujah, heavy street 
clashes were raging in north- 
ern neighborhoods. By mid- 
day, U.S. armored units had 
lade their way to the highway 

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Iraqi jrni\ troops arrne at tlie railroad station in Falli^ah, Iraq, as 
the U S Armj and Mannijs pounded Ihe city with air strikes and 
artiller\ carlv morning, Tuesdaj 

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running east-west through the 
city's center and crossed over 
into the southern part of 
Fallujah, a major milestone. 

An estimated 6,000 U.S. 
troops and 2,000 allied Iraqi 
soldiers invaded the city from 
the north Monday night in a 
quick, powerful start to an 
offensive aimed at re-estab- 
lishing government control 
ahead of the January elections 

Allaivi called on Fallujah's 
fighters to lay down their 
weapons to spare the city and 
al ow government forces to 
take control, "The pohtical 
solution is possible even if mil 
itary operations are ongoing " 
his spokesman said. 

The once constant thunder 
of artillery barrages was halt- 
ed, since so many troops are 
monng inside the dts-S nar- 
row streets. U.S. and Iraqi 

t T r"°™'^'='' " »osque 
ulsideiecty that was used as 
arms depot and insurgent 
meeting point, a, BBC report- 
Col- Michael Formica, com- 

mander of the 1st Cavalry 
Division's 2nd Brigade, said 
Tuesday that a security cordon 
around the city will be right- 
ened to ensure insurgents 
dressed in civilian clothing 
don't slip out. 

"My concern now is only 
one, not to allow any enemy to 
escape. As we tighten the 
noose around him, he will! 
move to escape to fight anoth-; 
er day. I do not want thesei 
guys to get out of here. I want 
them killed or captured as they 
flee," he said. 

Some 10,000-15,000 U.S. 
troops have surrounded 
Fallujah, along with allies Iraqil 
forces, according to the topi 
U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen.! 
George Casey. Commanders 
estimate around 3,000 Sunni' 
fighters are in Fallujah, per- 
haps around 20 percent of 
them foreign Islamic mUitants. 

The U.N. refugee agency, 
said Tuesday that it was 
"extremely concerned" about 
tens of thousands of people 
fleeing the Fallujah fighting. 

Peterson juro| 

REDWOOD cnY, Cujf. (AP) 

Jurors dehberating tl. _ 
of Scott Peterson went badl 
square one when a secoDi 
in the five-month long n 
trial was dismissed and q 
judge told the 1 
elists to "start al 

Juror No. 7, anAsianw 
in her 50s or 60s, appar 
did her own research 
case, a source with close fa 
edge of the cas 
Associated Press 1 
of anonymity. Such resea 
would violate the judi ' 
to consider only evidi 
sented at trial. 

Judge Alfred A. 
nate on Tuesday. He f 
ordered the other 11 m" 
of the panel to set aside aiW 
elusions they had made r^ 
the fiist five days of W 
tions and begin anew. 

"You must decide all t 
evidence received in tWJ 
and not from any 
resource," Delucchi i«o _ 
panehsts. "Thepeopkf'l 
defendant have the n^ ■ 
verdict reached only « 

"•We're going to s» 
back. Start all over *"'| 
keep hi touch,' he a 

Peterson, 32. IS "^j,. 
two counts of n.u*^J 
deaths of his ivifc.lf^ 
fetus she earned, f" 
claim Peterson k 
around Christmas t^^ 
then dumped Mf 
body from his t">' 
Francisco Bay. ^^^^ 


The Southern Accent 5 

Court halts Guantanamo heariries 


A U.S. federal court halted proceedings ahead of the military 
trial of Osama bin Laden's driver Monday, saying his status as 
an enemy combatant had to be determined by a competent tri- 
bunal. The government said it would immediately seek a stay of 
that ruling and file an appeal. 

pro government demonstrators shout out their anb French sentiments at a road block on the oi 

the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Monday. Reportedly, French armored vehicles took up positions ni 
President Laurent Gbagbo's home Monday and thousands of his angry supporters marched on the site 
fearing an overthrow attempt as French forces clamped down on deadly violence in the former West 
African colony. 

French to evacuate Ivory Coast 

Ki.RY C o.^ (AF) 

French and other expatri- 
ates Wednesday trapped at 
U.N. offices and a French mil- 
itar>^ base amid days of anti- 
foreigner rampages in Ivory 
Coast's largest city, French 
and U.N. officials said. 

France alone expected to 
fly out between 4,000 to 
8,000 of its citizens from 
across Ivory Coast — poten- 
tially the majority of the 
14,000 French still in the for- 
mer French colony, a French 
official said. 

"It is on a voluntary basis. 
We are not going to evacuate 
all our French citizens 
because they are too many," 
the official said, speaking on 
condition of anonymity. 

The official said between 
4.000 and 8,000 French have 
expressed a desire to leave, 

either temporarily or for 
good. Evacuations started 
Wednesday morning with a 
convoy of 40 U.N. personnel, 
U.N. spokesman Philippe 
Mathieu said. 

The 40 were among more 
than 1,000 expatriates who 
have holed up in a U.N. head- 
quarters amid four days of 
looting and attacks, Mathieu 

More than 1,600 other for- 
eigners who have taken refuge 
in a French military base in 
Abidjan are to be flown out. 
They included 985 French and 
citizens of 42 other countries, 
the French said. 

Violence erupted in Ivory 
Coast, the world's top cocoa 
producer and West Africa's 
economic powerhouse, on 
Saturday after Ivory Coast 
warplanes killed nine French 

peacekeepers and an 
American aid worker in an 
airstrike on the rebel-held 

France wiped out the 
nation's newly built-up air- 
force on the tarmac in retalia- 
tion, sparking a violent anti- 
French uprising of looting, 
burning and attacks by loyal- 
ist youths. The turmoil has 
claimed at least 27 lives and 
wounded more than goo, with 
no deaths reported among 

Heavily armed French 
forces with three armored 
vehicles manned a roadblock 
on the way to Ivory Coast's 
international airport, which is 
controlled by the French mili- 
tary. It was re-opening on 
Wednesday for what were 
expected to be days of flights 

Airlines test drinking v^ater 


Drinking water on com- 
nifrcial airliners will be 
chtckrd more frequently after 
'hi' Eniironmental Protection 
Agtnty found evidence of 
narmful bacteria in the water 
"< one of every eight planes 

twelve major airlines have 
^Sreed to sanitation improve- 
lirats and increased testing 

tlnnking water aboard air- 
craft. The EPA also said 
"fsday It would conduct ran- 
dom water quality tests on 169 
"me.stic and international 
P^i^mger aircraft at 14 air- 
PWs throughout the United 
■ w' '"'' P"''''sh the results 
["y the end of the year. 

lOomas V. Skinner, acting. 

assistant administrator for 
the EPA's Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance 
Assurance, said in a statement 
Tuesday that more frequent 
testing will mean "increased 
protection to the flying pub- 

The EPA. advises passen- 
gers with immune system 
problems to avoid drinking 
water from airplane galleys or 

The Air Transport 
Association, which represent- 
ed the airlines in Tuesdays 
agreement, said in a state- 
ment, "Our members wanted 
to address once and for all 
questions the EPA ra.sed 
about airline drinking water. 
Still, the association said, the 

airlines beli 
drinking water is just as safe 
as the municipal water sys- 
tems that supply it.' 

Signing agreements with 
EPA were Alaska Airlines, 
Aloha Airlines, American 
Airlines, America West, ATA 
Airlines, Continental Airlines, 
Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, 
Midwest Airlines, Northwest 
Airlines, United Airlines and 
U.S. Airways. 

Separate agreements are 
being negotiated with Delta 
and Southwest airlines, EPA 
officials said. The agency said 
it also is working with region- 
al and charter airlines to 
unprove drinking water quali- 

Researchers study race-specific drug 

NEtV ORLEANS (AP) ^ r o 

The largest study ever done solely on blacks with heart failure 
raises the controversial prospect of the first drug that might be 
marketed to a specific racial group. The experimental drug, 
BiDil, dramatically improved survival and cut hospitalization for 
heart failure, a problem that affects 5 million Americans, blacks 
2 1/2 tunes more often than whites. 

Sudan rebels end peace talks 

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) 

Sudan's government and rebels agreed Tuesday to sign fresh 
accords meant to stop hostilities and guarantee access to 1.6 
million people displaced by violence in the nation's troubled 
western region of Darfur. For the first time, Sudan's government 
agreed to renounce "hostile" military flights over Darfur, appar- 
ently setting up a no-fly zone demanded by rebels amid wide- 
spread accusations of government bombings of villages. 

Powell on illegal immigrant issue 


Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday that President Bush 
will place a high priority in his second term on granting legal 
status to millions of migrants who live illegally in the United 
States. Powell spoke at the inaugural session of the U.S.- 
Mexican Bi-National Commission, which annually brings 
together top officials from both sides to discuss a range.qf.cross- 
border issues. Powell was joined here by five other members of 
Bush's Cabinet, a senior Pentagon official said. 

Gonzales to succeed Ashcroft 

House counsel Alberto 
Gonzales, a Texas confidant and the most prominent Hispanic 
in the administraUon, to succeed Attorney General John 
Ashcroft, sources close to the White House said Wednesday. The 
White House hinted that formal word from the president could 
come later Wednesday. "I would not rule out an announcement 
today," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said. 

Judge removes Peterson juror 


The judge in the Scott Peterson murder trial removed the fore- 
man fi'om the jury Wednesday, the second time in two days a 
juror has been sent home. The judge did not disclose why he 
removed juror No. 5., a man in his mid-40s who has both med- 
ical and law degrees. The juror was replaced by an alternate 
whose son-in-law now owns a restaurant that Scott and Laci 
Peterson themselves once owned. 

Fed boosts interest rate 


TTieFederal Reserve boosted a key short-term interest rate by 
one-quarter percentage point Wednesday, the fourth increase 
this year. It's part of a credit tightening campaign to bring rates 
back up lo more normal levels now that the econom/s recovery 
from the 2001 recession is more deeply rooted. Fed Chairman 
Alan Greenspan and his Federal Open Market Committee col- 
leagues — the group that sets interest rate policy in the United 
States — increased the target for the federal fijnds rate to 2 per- 
cent from 1.75 percent. 

6 The Sout hern Accent 

Maranatha Hay 
Lifestyles Editor 

Thursday, No^ ^;~;7: 

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^ Paintballing, an up and coming sport Question 

Seth Blanchard 

"Helmets on, barrel covers 
off!" Wes Gregorys voice rips 
through the tension already 
mounting between warriors. 
Trigger fingers twitch as the 
5-second silent count is 
declared. There is time for one 
last deep breath. With only 
seconds until confusion sur- 
rounds them, each soldier 
prays that when the whistle 
blows, they'll be giving more 
than their getting. 

Gregory, a partner at Blitz 
Kreig Assault Paintball on 
McDonald Rd. is the only one 
on the field dodging 200 mph 
paintballs without a gun. Face 
mask on, Gregory hugs the 
sideline with all the dexterity 
of a referee who has had his 
fair share of welts. 

Suspended somewhere 
between multi-player video 
games and full-on warfare, 
paintball exhilarates partici- 
pants with its demand for 

rapid response, teamwork and 
advanced techniques. 

"My technique," said Zack 
Tripp, 12, a frequent competi- 
tor at BKA, "don't get shot." 

A visual survey of those 
hiding behind pallets, hay 
bails and rickety wagons, 
proves paintball is popular 
among all ages. There aren't 
any women assaulting Fort 
Wilderness on field 7, but sto- 
ries fly of girls who have 
played in the past; one story- 
teller had such respect, one 
would think Joan of Arc had 
frequented those fields. 

More outrageous than a 
female saint playing paintball 
on McDonald Rd. is the price 
many pay to play; one reason 
why BKA was started. "We 
wanted to make it affordable," 
said Stephanie Bell, an 
employee at BKA. Bell com- 
pared their $20 admission 
and equipment fee to area 
parks double that cost. But 
add paint and you may find 
yourself skipping meals. 

File photo by JacquI Saaley 

Andrew Brewer, 15, shoots paintballs at opponents during a game at 
Blitz Kreig Assult on McDonald Road in in Ooltewah 

Paintball isn't a cheap tures, but until 3G Paintball 
sport. Guns range from the opened in Collegedale t. Wmn 
$20 hand-pumped pistol your Dixie plaza, the closest paint- 
brother bought you at Wal- ball specialty store was in Fort 
Mart so he had someone to Oglethorpe, 
shoot at, to a $1400 comput- "Stores like Dick's Sporting 
erized, competition-ready Goods carry paintball equip- 
machine gun with his name ment, but they don't always 
engraved in the handle. know their equipment" said 

Great variety exists among Will Wilkinson, an avid player 

equipment prices and fea- and partner at 3G Paintball. 

Ask Big Debbie 


Dear Big Debbie, 

Once iigain, it's spiiil week 
and I can't decide: should I 
dress up, or not? To wear, or 
not to wear? Is it just me, or 
does no one really participate 
in this kind of thing anyway? 

-Cautious participator 

Dear Cautious participator, 
Look at you, throwing gen- 
eralizations right and leftl 
Just because you haven't seen 
anyone in ridiculous, 
unmatched clothing doesn't 
necessarily mean that there 
aren't any out there. For 
('Xiinijik', I've seen a grand 
l"l:il "( six people dressed to 
kill aiul it's only Tuesday- an 
impressive turnout. Don't 
knock the Southern spirit. 
The fact is my dear, every- 

one is thinking the exact same 
thing you are. Secretly we all 
know the answer-this campus 
will never be overtaken by 
massive amounts of Goodwill 
retro apparel. Yet SA doesn't 
want to acknowledge it 
because spirit week is a rela- 
tively cheap event. 

If you can't decide, I bet 
you're feeling a pull to par- 
take in the bedecking of ran- 
dom outerwear. But unfortu- 
nately, you care what people 
think about you, am I right? 
(Oh, yes I am!) 

Forget about everyone else 
for moment. Wliat do you 
want to do? Wliat kind of 
memories do you want to 
make in college? I would like 
to challenge you to do what 
you feel like doing. After all, 
that's a big chunk of life. Stop 
short-changing yourself. 

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ing to Uieir classes witli over- 
stuffed backpacks slung over one 

WhUe carrying a backpack 
might seem harmiess enough, it 
can cause painM back and neck 
problems for people who don't 
carry their backpacks properly 

Eighty percent of Americans will 
suffer from low-back pain tliis 
year alone. Mudr of this suffer- 
uig IS brought on by bad habits 
mmated during younger years 
such as carrying overweight 
backpacks to school. 

The American Chiropractic 
Association offers the foUowing 
tips help prevent tlie needless 

pam that backpack misuse could 
cause students. 

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of the week j 

What spirit day 
should we have 
on campus? 

"Dress up like 
your favorite his- 
torical figure 
I think it 
I would be g 
to see people 
I dressed up like 
Ellen Wtiite and George 

Emily McArthit | 

"Millerite day.' 

'Terrorist day. 
We could dress 
up as our 
favorite terrofisi 
to protest the 
recent cleclion 
Homeland security would 
tiave something to do." 

jESSicjRnO' I 

Thursday, November u, 2004 

Andrew Bermudez 
Opinion Editor 


The Southern Accent 7 


,L.l',fl!° *' ^^^""^ Is God found in DNA? 

Where's the respect? 

Stephanie Bryant 

&uisT Contributor 

the vespers where we were 
supposed to have vespers out- 
side. We had a college student 
For those of you who go to from our own student body 
yespers, this section might be speak. We acted just as poorly 
Jjfinteresttoyou. towards him. My roommate 

Every time that I go to ves- and I were sitting in front of a 
■s, certain people from this group who were talking really 

I For 

loud. I was looking around the 
room and noticed that several 

people in the 

back of the 

School are always talking and 
lieing disrespectful to the 

Speaker up 

front. Do you 
yemember the 
fcespers when 

jame to speak vyp are not reverpnt »"'*^"^e'^^oDe 

5 about the we die IIUL leveieni careful how 

"God doesn't 
appreciate it when 

really loud. 
We need to be 

in His house." 

the audience, don't like the sermon and 
They started this childish want to talk doesn't mean that 
[game of saying "shh" loudly the rest of us don't like the 
ifecross the room and applaud- 
^g when she mentioned she 
iwas almost finished. Not only 
Ws that disrespectful to the 
Speaker, but to those of us 
who wanted to listen to the 
Speaker. God doesn't appreci- 
ite it when we are not rever- 
t in His house. 
Another example would be 

I feel like we need to 
be babysat during programs 
like convocation or vespers. 
We are all young adults and 
don't need to act like children. 
The difference between a 
child and an adult is that an 
adult acts like an adult no 
matter what demands or rules 
are required of them. 

From the ancient Egypti; 
empire to the modem 21st cen- 
tury, religion has always been 
the common thread that binds 
us. Cultures have been defined 
by their religions, or in the 
modem case, by the lack of a 
single unified religion. Our pas- 
sionate devotion to the spiritu- 
al has always either bound us to 
one another as family, or has 
provoked us to destroy one 
another as enemies, all in the 
name of religion. What causes 
us to so intensely seek out that 
evasive spirituality that defies 
logic and escapes reason? 

The Oct. 25 issue of Time 
magazine featured a cover story 
entitled "Is God in Our 
Genes?," by Jeffrey Kluger. The 
article deals with the recently 
published book "The God 
Gene: How Faith is Hardwired 
into Our Genes." In it, molecu- 
lar biologist Dean Hamer, chief 
of gene structure at the 
National Cancer Institute, 
claims that he has found one of 
the genes responsible for the 
spiritual experience. 

His conclusion stems from a 

SLX year study into the genes 
responsible for brain chemi- 
cals. That, along with data 
from other similar studies, has 
led Hamer to the discovery of 
the gene. Hamer is quick to 
note that there are probably 
many such genes that con- 
tribute to feelings of spiritual 
transcendence, but tliat isn't 
the point. Everything we think 
and feel, including our spiritu- 
ality, is caused by chemicals m 
our brains. Those chemicals are 
regulated by the sets of instruc- 
tions that are our DNA. 

This is, of course, provoking 
serious thouglit among both 
those who consider themselves 
religious and those who don't. 
From an evolutionary stand- 
point, a gene that compels 
humans to seek for a higher 
power would bring them 
together in communities that 
would ensure survival. And a 
gene that drives them to look 
beyond their dismal mortality 
would also encourage tliem to 
keep on living during the dull 
or painful moments of life. 

This speculation brings 
makes those who have been 
taught not to take God so light- 

ly a little uneasy. Is God noth- 
ing more than a gene that 
evolved to keep us content with 
our ordinary lives? Is our expe- 
rience of God simply a feeling 
that's been evolving for so 
many millions of years that 
now it seems like the right 
thing to believe? 

The article adds that, for the 
more spiritually- inclined, it's 
not difficult to conclude that 
God designed us to seek after 
him. "If human beings were 
divinely assembled, why 
wouldn't our list of parts 
include a genetic chip that 
would enable us to contemplate 
our maker?" the article asks. 

Maybe not one just genetic 
chip, but the whole hst of parts 
compels us to seek God out. I 
would suggest that every cell, 
molecule, and atom shouts the 
glory of a Creator. A God gene? 
Perhaps. But it's so much more 
than that. Every part of us 
bears God's fingerprint. He 
crafted us, bid us live, and 
signed his name on every piece. 
Will you seek out the God that 
even your DNA persuades -you 
to follow? ' ■ ' '■■ 

ihead to head 



jrs ago George W. Bush ascended 

the Presidency with the blessing of the 

ipreme Court and the minority of American 

i. More people wanted Al Gore to win. 

ince it only matters what state tlie votes 

from— not how many of them there are— 

Tior Bush became President Bush. 

The glaring absence of a mandate seemed 

indicate that President Bush uould lead the 

lUiitT^- from the center of the pohticTl 

:trum while attempting to bring 

country together. Not so' 

lush The Moderate" sans man 

ite morphed into "Bush The Neo-! 

tnservative" overnight and began 

inning his radical right wing 

as "Compassionat' 


What a bogus term. Using Social Security 

pluses to fund giant tax cuts for wealthy 

idhiduals and business is hardly compas- 

conservative. But even though we 

an see through the deception, 

"^"^'-■nt Bush managed to sell it to the 

=nidn people and got himself elected four 

y^^i Uter. 

E\en before Ohio was settled, we knew that 
'dent Bush was going to win the popular 
by more than 3.5 million votes. What we 
w now is if he is going to interpret 
"mandate or not We get conflicting 


Last week he said that he wants "to reach 
out and to continue to work and find common 
ground on issues," but that was in the same 
press conference where he said, "I earned cap- 
ital in the campaign, political capital, and now 
I intend to spend if Based on past history I 
think I know which statement to believe. 
I m afraid that President Bush will see his 
n\ote mandate as a ^ant 
it Republicanism washing 
the nation Such is not the 
Granted we Democrats 
:^ha\e a problem We don't know 
how to connect with the people in 
Amencas Heartland, but 
Repuhhcans ha\e a similar prob- 
lem. They don t know how to connect 
with the lower-middle class populations. 
minorities, or people who live in cities. The 
result is a divided nation, but also a nation 
with multiplicity of viewpoints. 

Too many people think division is a bad 
thing, including John Kerry and George W. 
Bush. But it's not Citizens protect diemselves 
from tyrannical rule by celebrating their dK-er- 
sity of opinion rather than squelching iL So. 
whether President Bush acts as if he has a 
niandate or not, those of us who disagree with 
him must continue to voice our opposition. 
After aD, it is debate that makes us stronger. 

left vs. right 


Tim Morse 

I'll come right out and say it. I demn one of our stronger leaders, 
felt a rush of elation as I watched The truth is that everyone in the 
election results pour in on Tuesday political realm should be account- 
night. I was downright happy with able. If I, or any other consei-vative. 
what I saw. Maybe for a second in were to sit here all day and pick 
my smug little right-wing nut-job apart people like John Kerry and 
brain I thought the Democrats were Tom Daschle for "below-the-belt" 
getting what they deserved. I admit attacks and ignore an outright slam 
it. I was proud. 

Pride - a powerful emotion 
with great rewards, but one 
that demands great responsi- 
bility. And California 
Governor Arnold 
Schwarzenegger didn't exer- 
cise that responsibility on 
Thursday when he referred 
to Democrats all over the 
nation as "losers". He didn' 

from my own side of the aisle, 

then partisanship in this 

uld run 



prospect to consider. 

So listen up, Arnie. I 

loved your speech at the 

Republican National 

Convention. I love that 

you have become the 

Gover-nator of one of the 

exercise that responsibility because most liberal states in the US. I love 
he was proud of massive Republican that you are not afraid to speak your 
victories in the House and Senate - mind and voice your pride. I love 
as well as the Presidency. He tried to that you could lay the smack-down 
weasel his way out of that comment on any other politician in the world! 
as soon as he said it - almost a sure- But please, Mr. Terminator, be care- 
fire indication of his guilt. Tsk-tsk, ful what you say^ There are no los- 
ers, just people that don't win quite 

Mr. Terminator. 

Now you may he scratching your 
heads in confusion - wondering why 
a conservative who just saw his can- 
didate win is taking a column to con- 

Haha. I found that funny. 

8 . The South ern Accent 

Melissa Turner 
Religion Editor 

Thursday, NovEMB ERTr?)^ 



^ No need to worry Temptation of Jesus, part III 

J 1>W llC/t^^J. LV^ VVVyxxj' i knows the Bible better than any and someone keep. 

-^ Ricky Davis .r.. 1 „„ ;„^ lib^ ^iin,„:> v>o t>,ot t,= ^ v .. . 

Kasandra Rodriguez to his life?" I certainly cannot. 

Guest CflNTRiburon g^^^ jg^yg doBS not stop there. 

In a 1999 song entitled He continues with (verses 33- 
"Wear -Sunscreen...," giving 34): "But seek first His king- 
good advice to the graduating dom and his righteousness, 
seniors of that year, there is a and all these things will be 


ain line thai I remember ii 
which the artist sings, "Bu 
understand that worrying t 
effective as trying to 

given to you as well. Therefore 
do not worry about tomorrow, 
for tomorrow will worry about 
itself. Each day has enough 

chewing bubble gum." 

Think about that statement. 
Why do we worry? There are 
tons of things that happen dur- 
ing our daily lives th; 
worry about— grades, finances, 
classes, the future, life 
mates.. .the list can go on forev- 

equation by trouble of its 

Take one day at a time and 
remember to breathe! Once 
you start to feel that you are 
worrying about anything or 
■erything, just stop in your 
tracks and have a littie chat 
with God about whatever is on 
your mind or read a Bible verse 
er! (or maybe a whole chapter). 

Jesus made sure to address Then continue the task at hand, 
this topic for us, because He feeling refreshed and knowing 
knows we tend to worry about that God has everything under 
everything. In Matthew 6:27, control and knows what you 
Jesus says, "Who of you by need before you even ask. 
worrying can add a single hour Don't worry! 

second temptation that Jesus 
faced and this week well finish 
up with the third temptation. 
After the second temptation, 
Jesus again quoted Scripture to 
rebuke the devil, Now after get- 
ting shot down by ScripUire a 
second time, the devil got to 
thinking. So he took Jesus to the 

knows the Bible better than any and someone keeps telling 

ofus,becausejustUke above, he that he doesn't think you T" 

knows the Scriptures, so he can you want to prove them wtq ' 

covered the exploit them. In this instance, he We want people to believe Ilf 

uses the Scriptures out of con- However, if I know that I can 
te)d, which is a way that he tries something, why do I have 
.n r... .„„. .. .., issue of pride. 

catch us as well. He tries to get 
us to see the Bible out of context, 
or use the Bible to make our own 
points. That's something that we 
must be careful of today. 

Now let's go back and look at 

how he started the Scripture 

highest point of the temple. Now temptation off. He again says, "If does that mean? We are to liave j 
pay close attention to this third you are tiie Son of God..." Why the faith in God that even though 
' " does he ask that again? He ■""> '"■^" "-*■ — J—- > ■ 
knows who Jesus is, Jesus 

prove it? It's 

But lets look here, doij^ 
getprideftil?Doeshejumpoffto I 
prove He is the Son of Godi 
Nope. Jesus replies "It says do 
not put the Lord your God to the 
test." Do not test the Lord? What 

temptation: "If you are the Son 
of God, throw yourself down 
from here. For it is written: He 
will command his angels con- 
cerning you to guard you care- 
fully; they will lift you up in their 
hands, so that you will not strike 
your foot against a stone." 

What just happened here? 
Satan quoted Scripture to Jesus! 
Can he do diat? Well he did, and 
you have to believe that Satan 

; may not understand what is 
going on in our lives, God is in 

Archaeology museum opens to public 

Melissa Turner 


The weekend of Nov. 12-13 
will mark the climax of a five- 
year journey for Southern's 
archaeology program. Tlie Lynn 
H. Wood Archaeological 
Museum will open with grand 
festivities starting on Tliursday, 
Nov. 11, and die museum will be 
open to Uie general public offi- 
cially for die first time on Friday, 
Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13, 
Tills journey began during the 
1998-1999 school year, when Dr. 
Michael G. Hasel came to 
Soudiern to join Uie School of 
Religion faculty. Dr. Jack 
Blanco, who vms die chair of the 
School of Religion at the time, 
encouraged Hasel to establish a 
museum at SouUlern. There had 
not been an archaeological pra- 
gram offered at Soutiiem ptevi- 
ously-diere was only one class 
being offered through the School 
of Religion. According to Hasel, 
Old & New Testament profes- 
sors had taught one basic 
archaeology course in die past, 
but even Uiat course bad not 
been taught for ten years. 

Hasel railing cont.acts 
in the U.S. and abroad. What he 
found were dead ends. H,-isel 
says it is difflcult to acquire a col- 
lection ftora foreign countries 
and import them into the U.S., 
given current antiquities laws. 

Hasel got in contact widi Dr. 
WUIiam G. Dever, America's 
foremost Near Eastern archaeol- 
ogist at the University of 
Arizona, and Hasel's doctoral 
du-ector. In 1975, Dever had 

brought back an impressive col- 
lection of artifacts that be had 
excavated from several sites in 
Israel during the 1960s and early 
1970s. Hasel points out that 
Dever imported the collection 
legally to the United States just 
before new antiquity laws were 
implemented a few years later. 

Museum hours 
after Nov. 16: 

Sunday 2-5 p.m. 

Monday Closed 

Tucs., Wed., Tliurs. 

9-11 a.m. 811-5 p.m. 
Friday g-n a.m. 

Saturday 2-5 p.m. 

Dever mentioned to Hasel 
Uiat the archaeology program at 
die University of Arizona bad 
closed down m 1995 and that be 
might lorn 20 pieces or so of his 
collection to Soutiiem Adventist 
University. A year went by and 
Blanco and Hasel decided to ask 
Dever to come lecture for 
Southern's annual Pierson 
Uctureship. Hasel said that 
Dever was so impressed with 
Southern's studenLs and faculty 
Uiat he told die school he had 
deaded to place his entire collec- 
tion at Southern. -The amazing 
thuig IS that we never asked for 
tJus," Hasel said. "Dr. Dever had 
Uus burden on his heart.- 

The collection consists of pot- 
tery, lamps, weapons, and other 
ardfiicts sp,-mnmg across history 
from die time of Abraham up to 
the Roman Empu^. Roughlv 80 
perccm of the collection is actu- 
aUy on display m die museum 

ording to Hasel. And there is 
room in the museum layout for 
temporary exhibits to be added 
later on. 

"I hope the collection will add 
to the archaeological program 
there at Soudiern," Dever said. 
"It's one of the best collections in 
the country and I thmk there are 
some people there at Southern 
who will be able to put it to use 
and appreciate it." 

According to Hasel, the col- 
lection has never been on dis- 
play-it has been stiicdy a teach- 
ing collection. Here at Soudiern, 
the collection will not only be 
displayed m die Lynn H. Wood 
Archaeological Museum, but it 
will also be used for educational 
purposes in Southern's archaeol- 
og>' program. 

"We have the most complete 
teaching collection in the coun- 
try. It distinguishes Southern's 
arehaelogical program," said Dr. 
Ron Clouzet, School of Religion 

Hasel said that Southern's 
ardiaeological program is grow- 
mg and developing There are 
currently 20-25 majors and 
nnnorsera-oUed in the program. 
So far, seven students have grad- 
uated ividi dieir Bachelor's in 
Archaeolog). at Soudiern. "Our 
goal IS not to have a huge pro- 
gram but an exceUent one," 
Hasel said. 

The Lynn H. Wood 
Archaeological Museum will be 
open to stiidents and general 
Pubfe alike. The museum is 
l«aed m die basemem level of 
Hackman Hall. For more infer' 
mation, call 236-2030. 

knows who He is. I think the control and it will work out to 
devil might be trying to get a the good. 

prideful reaction out of Jesus. 
He wants Jesus to get irritated, 
and be hke "I am God, man. Are 

So after looking over the three 
temptations, I hope tiiat 1 
how we see the devil temn 

you nuts!?" He wants Jesus to go Jesus, and Jesus' replies, we can 
through with jumping off the better guard ourselves against 
temple to prove He is (3od. the devil with God's help. 

Do we ever do that? If you 
know that you can do something 

Student missions expo 

Joy Brown dreds of calls throughout the i 

guebtCoottublttor SDA world divisions, including 

the General Conference 
Volunteer Center, Adventist 
Frontier Missions, Adventist 
World Radio, ADRA, looo 
Missionary Movement, Outpost 
Centers, and many other ra. 
sion organizations in whii 
young adults can participate. 

Currently, Southern has lOO j 
students serving in 30 dif 
countries. These young p 
are tackling difficult situations I 
all over the world with enthusi- | 
asm and youthfiil energy. It is 
great opportunity for them to 
experience another culture, 
grow closer to God, and take the 
gospel to many places where 
Christianity is barely knovvn, if j 
at all. Come to the Missions 
Expo to enjoy and encourage 
these young people in their out- 
reach for Jesus. 

The mission spirit is very 
much ahve on the campus of 
Southern Adventist University. 
Each year, returned student 
missionaries and taskforce vol- 
unteers present a Missions Expo 
to recruit students to participate 
in missions. This year the Expo 
will be held on Sabbath after- 
noon, Nov. 13. The students will 
decorate booths and display the 
sights and sounds of many dif- 
ferent cultures. Visitors are 
invited to come by the Student 
Center between 2 - 5 p.m. to 
experience an around the world 
walk-through tour, complete 
with displays, slide shows, video 
presentations, and opportuni- 
ties to visit with former volun- 
teers, and be made aware of the 
contributions of young adults to 
world missions. There are bun- 

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Thu rsday, November ii , 2004 

Matthew Janetzko 
Sports Editor 

MarchMadness in... November? 

Its November...usually the 
time reserved for football 
turkey, and family. Who would 
have thought college basket- 
ball IS starting this month' 

Jackets were very surprising 
[3^' yfar. They will be the 

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Julie Clarke Tuesday day. 

Team Clarke 
vs. Bus Drivers 

Team Clarke remains unde- 
feated after winning 13-0 in 
their Tuesday night game 
agamst the Bus Drivers. The 
game started out with the 
teams holding each other at 
bay. .Just before half time, Team 
Cl.irke wide receiver Evelyn 
Lopez scored ran the ball in for 
a touchdown. Putting Team 
Clarke on the board with six 
points. They didn't get the extra 
point after that touchdown. 

In the second half, Team 
Clarke blocker Sally Shadle ran 
the ball in for the second and 
final touchdoivn of the night 
making the score 12-0. Wide 
receiver Kelly Mittan tacked on 
the ex-tra pomt to make the 
score 13-0. Saly Shadle said 
that she grew up surrounded by 
boys and that caused her to take 
an early interest in sports. 
Team Clarke nearly scored a 
third touchdown in the second 
half, but the officials ruled it out 
of bounds. The Bus Drivers put 
up a strong defense and kept 
the score low but never could 
seem to get on the scoreboard. 

the sweet 16 last year. Paul 
got more game than scraliKl,- 

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, a acKet to the final four is a hnntpW t-h;c 

definite possibility. S w^' h '™" • / 

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Buccaneers sink 
Old School's 
playoff ship 

are several top contenders to 
cut the nets down there. 

a year two of the Roy being a top team 

let's take a look at a few of ^d Z arrban; '™*' '^'^^''^^Wi State-Led by 

•^^^ CitSto.eth? '.K™""'" "«i™^lplayeroftheyearcan 

Kansas-Led by seniors ft'fyear "°"" didate Lawrence Roberts, the 
Wayne Simien and Aaron Oklahoma c. . .^^ Bulldogs have a lot to bank on 
Miles, there really isn't too Cowboys h"ve great cothl; -* ^^^P-n^i-coming pro- 
much m the way of a weakness led bv future Hal of p^' S"""- R°l"=rts also has a solid 
here. The only problem is that Eddie Su^on Th , l""' supporting cast, ,vith Shane 
they don't always put it togeth Ste players too le'dt" tT ''°™"- ^"^""■'^ ■'"^i^-'. ""d 
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Wake Forest-They have Soin^lthfi '7f"T ^^^''' '^'™Sgles come from 

arguably the best point guard f';'^8°'"8'°*'^fi"^fo"last toumamem play, where they 

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Deep South beats Wallabies in a nail-biter 

The Wallabies started out 
strongly ivith touchdowns 
from Brian Niehoff and Andy 
Wade. Wade's gritty touch- 
down run was emblematic of 
the speed and finesse he 
brings to the game. After a 
missed first attempt, Justin 
Carter caught Deep South's 
first touchdown in the end 
zone. It was classic Deep 
South: if they are ever rattled, 
they hide it well. Jimmie Tan 
followed it up with a sweet 
long run for another touch- 

down. Deep South was now 
by one point. Jonathan 
Cherne, who had been latent 
during the beginning of the 
game, made a beautiful long 
catch, but the Wallabies' 
momentum was shattered by 
Carter's interception. 

A few missed passes later, 
and Deep South's quarterback 
and captain, Adam Brown, 
connected with the ever-reli- 
able Carter for another touch- 
down. Advantage: definitely 
Deep South's. But Cherne 
then proved that he was not 
just a pretty face; with a clutch 

interception he ran for a 
touchdown. Aaron McNulty 
and Jason Davis caught two 
clean passes from Matt 
Andersen, the Wallabies' 
quarterback, each adding a 
point in the end zone. The 
game was now tied. Deep 
South was unfazed. Brown to 
Carter and Brown to Carter 
again added another seven 
points to their score. A sack 
from Clayton Vance and 
another interception by 
Brown ended the Wallabies' 
chances of advancement. 
Final score: 27-20. 

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The game started for Old 
School with a bad snap. Little 
did they reaUze it was only a 
precursor for the rest of the 
night. The Buccaneers got 
three touchdowns out of Matt 
Higgins, and two from Donnie 
Miller, en route to a 38-6 maul- 

The mantra of the 
Buccaneers was the lateral, and 
they used it on several occa- 
sions, even drawing a touch- 
down off it on a Wckoff return 
when Miller flipped the ball to 
Higgins for the score. Along 
with the three touchdowns 
ft-om Higgins, he caught four 
passes, while teammates Dan 
Thompson and Greg Peterson 
caught multiple balls throivn 
by quarterback Jamey 
Houghton. Peterson made an 
outstanding play when he 
hauled in a long pass on the 
sideline, barely keeping both 
' fe«ihB6^iid*.'' J""' ili" 
Quarterback John Nafie had 
a few bright spots, including a 
sprint downfield late in the 
game for a touchdown, but it 
was far too little too late for Old 

So, was this playoff game 
one of the crowning achieve- 
ments in Miller's life? "Not at 
all," he replied. When asked 
about his touchdowns he has 
taken away from him (one on 
an inadvertent whistle, the 
other a tackle) he said tliat they 
both tough calls to make. 

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6. Angeles 

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15. Amplifier 

16. Rubber capital of the 

17. One who eases 

18. in the pod 

19. Covered with frost 

20. Loathsome 

22. Gather 

23. Lamprey 

24. Metrical foot 
26. Send back 

30. Left in a hurry 

34. Picture 

35. Mile runner 

36. Professional 

37. Hereditary unit 
38. Time Machiniuthor 

39. Asian country 

40. Wrath 

41. Rouse 

42. Analyze grammatically 

43. Learning disorder 

45. tape parade 

46. Toy on a string 

47. leg 

48. Civil Rights org. 
51. Mentor 

57. Gang aft 

58. Beer 

59. Avoid by cleverness 

60. Started 

61. Soda 

62. Tiny candy 

63. Lines of junction 

64. Adam's girl 

65. Trick or 


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2. Strikebreaker 

3. Currency 

4. Cream-filled cookie 

5. Earthly 

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7. Portent 

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IDomestic violence 
in Adventist church 

Iomar Bourne 

Thursday, November 18 

Volume 60, Issue 10 

Domestic violence is a reality in 

I niany Adventist homes, according to a 

I recent study. 

■This research shows we are on par 
nth national statistics as far as 

I domestic violence is concerned," Dr. 

JRenee Drumm, chair of Southern's 

I School of Social Work and Family 

I Studies. 

Findings in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, 

I Montana and Washington show that 
93 percent of 
Adventists inter- 
viewed in the 
northwest region 
are physically and 
sexually abused in 
relationships. Of 
this, 24 percent of 
the victims were 
pushed, grabbed or 

Dr. Rcnt-L' Drumm shoVCd while 22 

percent hit or had 
something thrown and kicked at 

In contrast, national research by 
the U.S. Department of Justice Center 
for Disease Control and Prevention 
show 7 percent of males and 22 per- 
I cent of females are physically abused 
I by an intimate partner. Drumm pre- 
I sented this two- year study targeting 
I Adventist adult-adult relationships 
I and marriages at the Society for 
I Scientific Study of Religion's annual 
[seminar in Kansas City, Mo. in 

Students beheve domestic violence 
Q any home is wrong and should not 
|De tolerated. 

"I will never stand by a man that 
■peats his wife," said Cleon Walker, 
Tumor theology major. 
J, ^"^mm said these problems stem 
■from a lack of knowledge in handling 
ln!>r°^^ a°d communicating well with 
and Adventists need to 

Traffic clogs College Drive by Spalding Elementary Tuesday morning. College Drive is set for improvements next year, helping traffic 

College Drive to be improved 

Sarah Postler 



Sidewalk enthusiasts wiU be happy to 
know that soon there will be yet another 
travel route for their enjoyment. The City 
of' CoUegedale along with Tennessee's 
Department of Transportation (TDOT) 
will be working this spring to improve 
College Drive with a wider road, a turning 
lane, and the construction of a sidewalk. 

The improvements are a continuation 
of the University Drive construction that 
began three years ago and the new 15 
month project is expected to cause fewer 
traffic delays. The construction will not be 
on the main road and therefore will not 
inconvenience as many drivers, said 
Marty Hamilton, director of Property and 
Industry Development. 

Traffic delays near Spalding 
Elementary are something CoUegedale 
residents are all too familiar with. 

Traffic is terrible. There is usually a 
bne all the way fi-om the church," said 
Rob Raney, a Spalding parent who often 
has to wait in traffic when dropping his 
children off at school. 

An added turning lane and a wider 
road will help cut down the heavy ti-affic 
congestion near Spalding and the new 
sidewalk will help connect students and 
faculty to the Greenway and more impor- 
tandy to the campus, Hamilton said. 

Walkers are excited about the upcom- 
ing improvements and are hoping that 
the new route will make getting around a 
litde easier. 

"I love ivalking on the greenway and 

College Drive Improvements 

1 Projecl I 
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now 111 be able to walk all the way from 
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"Words can destroy. What we 
call each other ultimately 
becomes what we think of 
each other, and it matters." 

-Jeane J. Kirkpatrick 


Thursday, NovEMBERia!^^ 



ntrnued from P.l 

improve their earthly relation- 
ships by maluDg them more 
Christ lil<e. While evangelism is 
necessary and important in the 
Adventist ministry, more must 
be done to educate people on 
issues like domestic violence. 

"One of the things our 
church has relied on is evangel- 
ism, but this study has shown 
thatweneedlo take care of our 
people after evangelism," 
Drumm said. 

Valerie Radu, director of 
Southern's social work pro- 
gram agrees, adding that edu- 
cation plays an important role 
in heightening the awareness of 
domestic abuse. 

"We need to educate the 
people both within the church 
and the larger community 
about domestic violence and 
the role social work plays in 
providing intervention and 
prevention," Radu said. 

Admitting that domestic vio- 
lence is a part of homes is 
another way of dealing with the 

"Tlicv hide the reality of it 
bwaiiSL- lllcy dr. nol want lo be 

Domestic Violence 

Sev'e^nlh-day Adventi£Chu«* 

College Press looks to move 

ashamed," said Darlene 
Gumbs, senior clmical labora- 
tory science major 

Other social work faculty 
members like Stanley 
Stevenson think Drumm's 
research is necessary and 
important in making 
Adventists aware of the reality 
of domestic violence. 

"It helps break down the 
barrier of denial," Stevenson 

Next, Drumm wants to 
include Southern in a project 
on drug use in the Adventist 

"My dream is to see social 
ministry housed right here on 
Southern's campus." 

Students may have more 
work opportunities at the 
College Press and Modern 
Way Printing. 

"Within a month or so we 
will know if we're moving to 
the old box factory plant," 
said Bruce Higginbotham, 
general manager of the 
College Press. 

Both companies are look- 
ing to move to the old box fac- 
tory from their current loca- 
tions on Industrial Drive and 
Production Lane, for more 

The College Press and 
Modern Way Printing would 
merge, keeping their individ- 
ual names and 35 staff mem- 

"Moving would give us the 
opportunity to expand and 

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McDssu Turner 
Murunutha Hay 

vim-f oj Simihrrn Atlvniiist Uniwrsiiy 

Andrew Uurmudcz Sonya Reaves 

Bryan Lee Raz Catarania 

Joni'Il PclUboiie Valeric Walker 

JuBUn Janetzko Sarah Postlcr 

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Kevin Jnduon Cheryl Fuller 

MalUiew Janclzko Amanda Jchlc 

Leslie Foster Megan Brauner 

grow, in ways we could have 
not achieved with our current 
facjhties," said Ed La^vrence. 
vice president of Modern Way 

The new combined press 
will be hiring more students 
and new staff members. 
Student's salaries would 
range from $6 to $7 an hour. 

"I work in Modern Way 
Printing currently and I feel it 
would be a great change/ said 
Trisha Demosthenes, a junior 
social work major. 

Students are looking for- 
ward to the opportunity. 

"I think anything that cre- 
ates more jobs is good," said 
William Kriigel, a junior art- 
graphic design major. 

Roshan Abel, sophomore 
film production major, 

"Opening new job opportu- 
nities will really benefit us in 

„ positive way and will help 
many students with paying 
college expenses," he said. 

If the move is not 
approved, the two companies 
will remain in their current 

Symphony Guild disbands 

Orchestra students may see 
less scholarship money fol- 
lowing the recent disbanding 
of the Symphony Guild. For 
two decades, the guild's com- 
munity members raised 
money for scholarships 
through yearly flea markets 
and concert dinners. 

"A lot of us saw the demise 
of the symphony guild as a lot 
more than just losing a few 
dollars," said Scott Ball, dean 
of the School of Music. Ball 
appreciated the community 
awareness the guild provided. 
"It seems like there was just 
great unhappiness among 
those in charge." 

None of the faculty in the 
School of Music heard direct- 

ly from the guild when it dis- 
solved, lea\'ing much of the 
details to speculation. 

Kathy Oliver, last known 
president of the Symphony 
Guild, couldn't be reached for 

"We were told they stopped 
because there were too few 
members doing the work," 
said Laurie Redmer Minner, 
associate professor of music 
and symphony conductor. 

Minner is responsible for 
deciding which orchestra stu- 
dents receive guild scholar- 
ships and estimated that the 
guild contributed $1500 to 
$7000 yearly. 

"I don't think it was neces- 
sary. There should have been 
better communication 

between the guild and the 
music department," said 

sev^l - ".-sl^apM i^^u'l'lli' „'^"™» ''^y "hom spent 

Gerald Peel, adjunct professor 
of music and former guild 

Both Ball and Peel had 
heard that the rising costs for 
Southern's Seriice 

Department to set up events 
had caused frustration among 
guild members trying to raise 
money for the University, but 
neither was certain if that was 
to blame. 

"I've worked with [the 
guild] many times," said 
Dennis Schreiner, director of 
the Service Department. "I've 
tried to talk them into sai-ing 

For a long time, the guild 
had requested that staging be 
placed in the cafeteria for 
their annual dinner concerts; 
a task that Schreiner said was 
more work than building 
stages for camp meeting and 
graduation. Setup often took 
all day and clean up went 
through the night as they 
restored the cafeteria for the 
next day's meals. 

"We charged them jn« 
■what it cost us in labor. 
Schreiner said. 


con tinued frorn _M__-- 

having to go on tne 
said Alicia Child, senior" 

ness major. . ,p. 

The College » 

Terrace and 6°/" 'J^' „jed 
Apison Pike and The P.^. 

will be compleed .„■ 
March or April, sai 
engineer Joe Farrow- 

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Sign up at dorm front desks or drop by the Bloodmobile. 

Students cope with 
increased tuition 

peed with higher tuition 
t year, Southern students 
seeking ways to offset the 

Juat help may come from 
Jpy different sources, 
Buding scholarships, 

^ts, loans, and long hours 

Routhern offers some 
ffilarship money to return- 
Iptudents with high grade 
m averages, and gives 
Parships to freshmen 
Jf on their ACT scores and 
ffiership activities during 
V school. Junior elemen- 
jeducation major Allison 
Bin said that in addition to 
|schoiarship money she 
^es from Southern, con- 
Pce subsidy has helped 
jay for her education 
|>Jbsidy really helps. I 
^ know how I'd doit with- 
F she said. 

|t for many students who 

freceive subsidy, scholar- 

\nA ^o^ ^^^ enough. 

rj^ Sniith, a senior psy- 

P major, said she has 

J out student loans to pay 

Werfouryears at Southern. 

- ^^^-^ught about leaving 

because of the price," she said. 
Smith also said she feels 
pressure to graduate on time 
to avoid borrowing more 

"They just keep adding up," 
Danielle Wilson said of her 
student loans. 

Wilson, a nursing major, 
also works at the cafeteria to 
help pay the school bill. She 
plans on finishing her associ- 
ate degree at Southern and 
then transferring to UTC, 
where she will save around 
$7,000 with in-state tuition. 

Freshman general studies 
major Brianna Blackburn said 
she has struggled to get 
enough loans to cover her 
tuition, and the money she 
earns working in town is for 
other expenses, like her car. 
Blackburn also plans to trans- 
fer to UTC next year for its 
reduced in-state tuition. 

Even though Southern's 
tuition is increasing, students 
will still be paying less than 
they would at some other 
Seventh-day Adventist col- 
leges. Pacific Union College's 
total cost for this year was 
over $23,000, about $5>ooo 
more than Southern. And 
while tuition at UTC is lower 

for Tennessee residents, for 
out-of-state students it is 
actually more expensive than 

Despite her concerns about 
the cost of going to school 
here, Smith said she has 
stayed at Southern because of 
the Christian environment. 

"I know God wants me to be 
here," she said. 

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Summerour gets 
a new fountain 

Landscape services have 
added a new fountain to 
Southern Adventist University's 
beautiful campus this year. 

The fountain is located in 
front of Summerour Hall and in 
behveen the library and 
Hackman. It is a beautiful four 
tier fountain that has water 
trickling down from sL\ different 
sides. The circular base of the 
fountain is stacked rock with 
landscaping around the fountain 
that consists of shrubs and flow- 
ers. There is a circular paved 
area around the fountain with 
bricks laid in the pavement. 

"I always thought there need- 
ed to be something in fixtnt of 
Summerour," said Philip 
Hoover, junior history major, 
"the fountain is a perfect addi- 
tion to that area." 

Mark Antone, the director of 
landscape services, is putting the 
finishing touches on the foun- 
tain. He is adding lights to the 
fountain so that it can be 
enjoyed at night and a timer for 
tiie lights to come on at certam 

"I love to walk by the fountain 
on my way to the library," said 
Heidi Reiner, senior public rela- 
tions major, "it is just so peace- 

Garden State Academy 
slated to close in 2005 

Don Cantrell 

The New Jersey Conference 
Executive Committee decided 
earlier this month to close 
Garden State Academy at the 
end of the 2004-2005 School 
year. The committee cited the 
low enrollment and inflating 
costs of maintaining and oper- 
ating the school as reasons for 
the closure. 

Kleber Garcia, a Southern 
student who attended GSA was 
disappointed with the news of 
the termination of the academy. 

"I'm not happy with the deci- 
sion at all," Garcia siiid. "I'm 
totally against it." 

In a statement released to 
the Adventist Review, the com- 
mittee painted a grim picture of 
the school's financial situation 
and said despite help from the 
conference and local churches, 
it was simply not possible to 
support the school any longer. 

According to the statement, 
"Additional financial drains, 
from deteriorating buildings 
and equipment to insurance 
premiums, have escalated 

beyond available means." 

Garcia said GSA was not in 
such dire financial trouble 
when he was in attendance in 

"Personally, I think they 
were doing well. When I left 
they had about 120 students, 
but after 1 was gone, I think 
they were up to almost 150," 
Garcia said. 

The committee's statement 
said it was dismayed v/ith clos- 
ing the academy, but it was a 
decision that had to be made. 

Also according to the state- 
ment, the committee is "sad- 
dened to see such an institution 
that reaches back to the early 
pioneer days of the New Jersey 
Conference have to cease its 
operation. But God is good 
and He has promised that His 
grace will see us through our 
pain. We will work to discover 
and provide assistance to keep 
our students in an Adventist 
academy, and care for the 
dedicated, Christ-centered 
administrators, teachers, and 
staff who, have given so much 
to this school." 

Thursday, No^ ^^T;^ 


Muslims pray at Taj Mahal 

Muslim fBithful pray at the mosique in the Tjy Mahal complex 
to celebrate Ei(l-al-FUr, tlic end of the Muslim holy month of 
Ramadan, in Agra, India, Monduy. 

He's not quite Sonic 

A hodKeliiiB inspecLf the feel of volunteer l.iz/, Crawford dur- 
ing a Zoo lu You prcsenlallon at Pecos Elementary School in 
Koswell, N.M., 'l-ueuday. Tlic Zoo to You program traveUj the 
Hlute to educate children about animulH. 

Troops secure Fallujah 


U.S. and Iraqi troops 
stormed insurgent-held police 
stations and neighborhoods 
Tuesday, launching an offen- 
sive to retake parts of this 
northern Iraqi city where gun- 
men staged a mass uprising last 
week in support of fighters in 

Troops secured several 
pohce stations by the mid- 
aftemoon, meeting "very little 
resistance,- the U.S. military 
said. Witnesses said insurgents 
blew up three stations they 
were holding before abandon- 
ing them ahead of the U.S. 

U.S. warplanes and hehcop- 
tets hovered over Mosul as loud 
e.>!plosions and gunfire were 
heard. About 1.200 U.S. sol- 
diers were taking part in tlie 

offensive t 

recapUire about 1 

dozen police stations aban- 
doned by Iraqi forces in the 


Mortars struck two areas 
near tire main government 
building in the city center, 
killing three civilians and mjur- 
ing 25 otliers, hospital officials 
said. A car bomb ex-ploded near 
a U.S. convoy in a Sunni Arab 
neighborhood of western 
Mosul, wounding one U S sol- 
diets, the military said. 

The uprising swept across 
Mosul amid a wave of violence 
across north and central Iraq 
following tlie U.S.-led attack on 
Fallujah, the insurgents' 
strongest bastion, west of 
Baghdad. The week-old 
Fallujah offensive has killed at 
least 38 American troops and 
SIX Iraqi soldiers. American 
officials estimate that 1 -.qo 
insurgents have been killed in 
the Fallujah fighting. 

Many insurgents are tliought 
to have slipped out of Fallujah 
ahead of the U.S. onslaught. 

Powell resigns, Rice takes over 


President Bush promoted 
his most trusted foreign polin' 
adviser to Secretary of Stat^ 
on Tuesday, tappin;^ 
Condoleezza Rice to replace 
Colin Powell as part of a 
sweeping second-term 

Cabinet overhaul. 

"The secretary of state is 
America's face to the world 
and in Dr. Rice, the world will 
see the strength, grace and 
decency of our country," Bush 
said of his national security 

He thanked Powell, a for- 
mer chairman of the Joint 
Chiefs of Staff and national 
security adviser, for working 
"tirelessly and selflessly" on 
behalf of the country. 

Rice is the second White 
House loyalist to land a 
Cabinet post since Bush's re- 
election triggered a top-tier 
shake-up that has presented 
several agency heads with the 
clear impression that their 
services were no longer need- 
ed. White House counsel 
Alberto Gonzales is Bush's 
nominee to replace Attorney 
General John Ashcroft. 

Bush named Stephen 
Hadley, Rice's deputy, to 
replace her as national securi- 
ty adviser, the top White 
House-based foreign policy 

Rice, who is considered 
; of a foreign policv hard- 

President Bush, left, kisses National Security Advisor Condoleezza I 
Rice after announcing that she was his nominee for Secretary o 
State, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday. 

liner than Powell, has been 
Bush's national security advis- 
er for four years. But while 
she's known around the globe, 
her image on the world stage 
does not rival Powell's. The 
retired four-star general has 
higher popularity ratings than 
the president. 

"Under your leadership, 
America is fighting and win- 
ning the war on terror," Rice 
said to her boss during the 
Roosevelt Room announce- 
ment. If confirmed by the 
Senate, she would be the first 
black woman secretary of 

Bush asked the Senate for 
quick confirmation. "The 
nation needs her " he -^aid 

Besides Powell 
Ashcroft, Education Secretai)- 1 
Rod Paige, Agricultur 
Secretary Ann Venemen and I 
Energy Secretar>' Spencer | 
Abraham resigned as 
sought a firesh start for a 
end term. 

There had been speculation | 
that Powell, 67, would stay 01 
at least for part of Bush's set 
ond term, but he told I 
reporters Monday that he had | 
made no offer to do so. 

Ivo Daalder, who ser 
President Clinton's National! 
Security Council, suspects I 
Powell was nudged out tlie| 
door. "It was a surprise," 
said. "He had been telling peo- 1 
pie that he wanted to st 

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^ Thursday, November i8, 2004 

Fiery White House protest 


A man who set himself 
afire near the White House 
was upset with the way he was 
being treated as an FBI 
informant, specifically com- 
plaining to The Washington 
Post about his inability to 
return to Yemen to visit his ill 

Mohamed Alanssi, 52, 
arrived at the White House 
gate just before 2 p.m. 
Monday with a letter 
addressed to President Bush- 
After talking briefly with uni- 
formed Secret Service offi- 
cers, he pulled a lighter from 
his pocket and set his clothing 

Although the officers, who 
had been alerted by the Post, 
acted quickly to extinguish 
the flames, emergency med- 
ical technicians said he suf- 
fered burns on his hands, 
neck and face. Alanssi was 
taken to Washington Hospital 
Center for treatment of non- 
iife-threatening injuries. 

The Post reported that 
Alanssi had informed the 

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Mohamed Al„„i „„ a, ground who appareoUy W^^° S,"Lelf 
fn Wa^hSl"^' "*"' ""•"' '"" °» I-^^ania Ive Zday 

newspaper of his plans early learned from the man in a 

Monday. He told The Post by series of three telephone calls 

fax and telephone that he was that he planned to set himself 

gomg to burn my body at on fire outside the White 

unexpected place." House. The paper said D.C. 

The paper said it alerted police subsequently alerted 

the New York agent about its federal authorities with juris- 

contact with Alanssi and sub- diction around the White 

sequently informed District of House. 
Columbia police when it 

B^o^o^'L^^id worker condemned 

BritiJiniidlriihiraders on Wednesday condemned the appar-^ 
ent slaying of a British aid worker who would be the first foreign 
woman hUed in the wave of kidnappings that have beset Iraq. 
Margaret Hassan s family in London said Tuesday they bebeve 
She was the blmdfolded woman shorn being shot m the head by 
a hooded militant on a video obtained but not aired by Al- 
Jazeera television. 

M„°o^Sl?,^i*^ooting angers muslims 

The fatal shooting of a wounded and apparently unarmed man 
m a Fallujah mosque by a U.S. Marine angered Sunni Muslims 
in Iraq on Tuesday and raised questions about the protection of 
insurgents once they are out of action. International legal 
experts said the Marine may have acted in self-defense because 
of a danger that a wounded combatant might try to blow up a 
hidden weapon; a key issue was whether the injured man was a 
prisoner at the time. 

Russia develops new nuke missiles 

MOSCOW (AP) '^ .-■■Jiii-iJ 

President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday Uiat^ussia is devel- 
oping a new form of nuclear missile unlike those held by other 
counti-ies, news agencies reported. Speaking at a meeting of the 
Armed Forces' leadership, Putin reportedly said that Russia is 
researching and successhilly testing new nuclear missile sys- 

Movie thieves face lawsuits 


Following the lead of record 
companies who curtailed ram- 
pant Internet piracy by targeting 
even small-time file swappers, 
Hollywood studios have 
launched a first wave of lawsuits 
against people who allegedly 
downloaded recent films such as 
"Spider-Man 2" and "Troy." 

The seven major studios filed 
the lawsuits for federal copy- 

right infringement on Tuesday 
in Denver, New York Gty, San 
Francisco and St. Louis. 
Lawsuits may have been filed in 
other cities, but the Motion 
Picture Association of America, 
which represents the studios, 
declined to say how many were 
filed and where. 

"It's not important," said 
John Malcolm, senior vice pres- 
ident and director of worldwide 

anti-piracy operations for the 
MPAA. "It doesn't matter if it's 
10 lawsuits or 500 lawsuits. Ttie 
idea here is that there is no safe 

Three lawsuits, obtained by 
The Associated Press, were filed 
in federal courts in Denver and 
St. Louis. Two lawsuits were 
filed in Denver against 22 defen- 
dants, while the one in St. Louis 
targets 18 individuals. 

Iraqi's U.N. cash sent to bombers 

NE WYollK(A P) 

Saddam Hussein diverted money from the U.N. on^faT-food pro- 
gram to pay millions of dollars to families of Palestinian suicide 
bombers who carried out attacks on Israel, say congressional 
investigators who uncovered evidence of the money trail. The 
former Iraqi president tapped secret bank accounts in Jordan __ 
where he collected bribes from foreign companies and individu- 
als doing illicit business under the humanitarian program _ to 
reward the families up to $25,000 each, investigators told The 
Associated Press. 

Protest against journalist murders 

Two Buenos Aires banks bombed 

BUENOS^AIRES, Arg^.-jtina (AP) 

Homemade bombs exploded in two Buenos Aires banks 
Wednesday, killing a security guard and shattering windows, 
police said. The explosions occurred near ATM machines in 
branches belonging to Citibank and Banco Galicia, damaging the 
building's facades, officials said. The explosions occurred before 
the banks opened to the public. 

Kmart bought Sears for $11 billion 


The discounter Kmart Holding Corp. is acquiring one of the 
most venerable names in U.S. retailing, the department store 
operator Sears, Roebuck & Co., in a surprise $11 billion deal that 
will create the nation's third largest general merchandise retail- 
er. The combined company under Wednesday's deal would be 
known as Sears Holdings Corp.. but it was clearly orchestrated 
by Kmart chairman and Sears shareholder Edward Lampert who 
will lead a new board that will be dominated by Kmart directors. 

part of the 

CQi^ ,. -""uu-y to protest tne laiungs or rcuow juu. i..^"-.- 
"leir assassins. At least 49 journalists have been killed s 

Prices see biggest gain since May 


Consumer prices — sloked by more expensive gasoline as well as 
pricier fruits and vegetables — heated up in October, rising by 
0.6 percent, the biggest gain in 5 months. The newest snapshot 
of the inflation climate, released by the Labor Department 
Wednesday, bolstered the chances that the Federal Reserve 
would push up interest rates for a fifth time this year on Dec. 14. 

Thursday, November i8 


Maranatha Hay 
Lifestyles Editor 


The cat's meow 

Cats, cats, CATS, No matter 
where you go, cats are there. 
From the stage of Broadway to 
Disney movies, SAU is no 
exception. You've seen tlie cats 
on campus, coats of various 
shades and combinations of 
black, tan, and orange. They sit, 
until ynii gf't ton rinse, and tlien 

ill ,1 (l; llir\ ;ii r j'', leaving 

r^n■f,\ lui llu-rminhs, Should 

Tills I iiK'siion, asked of many 
iiiiliviiliiiiLs, received a wildly 
varied lespiinse. 

"I think that so long as the 
cats are here, and we can feed 
tliem, we should," said Jeremy 
Wanipler, n sophomore physi- 
cal education and recreation 

Many of those polled agreed. 
But this statement raised other 
questions. What happens when 
students are not here to feed 
the cats? And by feeding these 
cats, are we inhibiting their nat- 
ural hunting instincts? 

Some arp adamantly against 
feeding the cats. 

"No! You should not feed 
them. I stayed on campus over 
midterm break, and the cats 
were positively pitiful, mewing 
at the doors and walking under 
your feet, begging for food," 
said Heather Clifford, a sopho- 
more nursing major. She went 
on to comment that various 
students had fed the cats from 
tlie time they were kittens, so 
they didn't know how to hunt 

"1 feed my cats every day, 
and they still bring home things 
that they catch and kill. If the 
cats get hungry enough, the 
instincts will kick in, and they 
will hunt again," said .Jerica 
Moore, a freshman pre-physi- 
cal llierapymiyor. 

After hearing both sides, you 
and your conscience must 
decide. Remember, whether or 
not you feed them, they will 
remain. Cats are resilient crea- 
t^iros. Existing in just about 
eveiy possible habitat, from the 
alleyways of New York to the 
barns of Oklahoma, they adapt 
to their surroundings and prove 
that tliey 1 

Mistake analysis 

My fellow student mission- 
ary, Rowena, wanted to plan a 
party for some of our students to 
thank them for all the times 
they've invited us to things. We 
decided to introduce them to 
some favorite American foods 
like lasagna and haystacks. 

We started preparing for the 
party about a week in advance. 
First, we went shopping in 
Moscow for the ingredients that 
we knew we wouldn't be able to 
find in the village of Zaoksky: 
com chips, salsa, lettuce, ched- 
dar cheese, lasagna noodles, 
tomato sauce, and olives. 

Then we asked Kathy, the 
full-time missionary, if we could 
use the kitchen m her apartment 
to cook the food. 

By the time Friday morning 
rolled around we decided to go 
ahead and invite our students 
for supper Friday evening. We 
went around the dorm looking 
for students to invite, and we did 
manage to find a few. 

Then we started looking for 
Kathy. We went to her apart- 
ment and knocked on the door. 
No answer. We went to her 
office and knocked on that door. 
No answer. 

"I hope she didn't go to 
Moscow," Rowena said. If she 
had, we could expect her to be 
gone all day. 

We went shopping in the vil- 
lage for the rest of the ingredi- 
ents for the haystacks. When we 
came back, we tried Kathy's 
apartment again. Still no 

It was time to come up with a 
new plan. "We could cancel," 
Ro^vena said. 

"But we just invited every- 
one," I said. I'd feel pretty stupid 
if we invited people to a part)' 
and told Uiem it was canceUed, 
all within a few hours. 

I had another idea. Everyone 
here knows that most of the stu- 
dents own harmed cooking uten- 
sils, like electric tea kettles and 
hotplates. If we borrowed one- 
and were extremely careful to 
avoid starting a fire— we could 
cook without using Kathy's 

It was a bad idea. We bor- 
rowed a hot plate, but we didn't 
know how to use it. We set it up 
like we would a camp stove and 
ended up melting a piece of the 
hot plate. Then, we had to return 
the hot plate and explain om- 
mistake to the person we had 
borrowed it from. My dorm 
room smelled of burnt rubber 
for hours afterward. 

With only part of the meal 
cooked and no way of cooking 
the rest, we had to go around the 
dorm once again, looking for the 
students we'd invited and telling 
them we had to postpone the 
party because we had an acci- 
dent with the food. 

Accidents are bound to hap- 
pen. Many of the accidents are 
our own fault, but the best thing 
to do in such situations is to 
learn from what went wrong. 

For example, in my situation, 
I should have planned better, 
instead of waiting until the last 
mmute to do everything. I also 
should have known when to give 
up. And I should never have bor- 
rowed something I didn't know 
how to use, especially something 
that I knew could be very dan- 
gerous if I wasn't careful. 

So the next time you do some- 
thing stupid, instead of being 
embarrassed and dwelling on 
your failure, do a mistake analy- 
sis. Think: What did I do wrong^ 
What should I do differentl> 
next time? 

Take the time to learn from 
your mistakes. Othenvise \ou 
too, could find yourself spendmg 
your last few hundred rubles 
replacing someone s hot plate 

AskBig Debbie: grease lovers 

Dear Big Debbie, 

If I had a dollar every time 
someone complained about tlie 
cafeteria, my parents wouldn't 
have to work for tlie conference. 
1 tliink tlie most common com- 
plaint is tliat it's not heiUtliy 
enough. But there are tons cif 
healtliy things to eat! Tliey just 
aren't promoted as mudl. Ne.\-t 
time someone criticizes, I tliink 
I'm going to open a can. Am 1 
right in doing so? 


Dear I-ent-grease-and-like-it, 
How does it feel to he a 

For Uiose of you who are feel- 
ing a little lost or naive right 
now. Grease is referring to a 
group of people I fondly call 
'Tiber fascists." -Hie Imich line is 
where tlie casual observer can 
spot tliem in abundance. You 
know aieni; they are tlie ones 
who put sUt on their salads gar- 
nished ivith pine needles. I find a 
lot of Uiem hanging out in the 

sandwich line clutching their 
bark burger buns and diatting 
with otlier tree-hugging friends. 

You're right in saving healtliv 
food isn't 'Tjromoted" as much 
The way the beans and rice is 
presented leaves something to 
be desired and don't even get me 
started on the soy yogurt. I can 
see your can-opening yielding a 
healthy debate. It's refreshing to 
see another point of view on this 
issue. Not many ^ drilling to 
advertise their unhealthinei It 
takes a special petson 

However, be foreivarned. 

This subject is a beaten horst 
It's almost not worth wasting, 
breath on. If you re trvmg to 
start up a conversation with the 
member of the opposite sex Id 
stick to something a httle more 
onginal. For example the mus 
tard/pepper battle. That ones a 

Got issues? Big Debbie can 
fix them! Write an anonymous e- 
mail and send it to 
m. Get published. 


of the week 

If you were forced 
to get a tattoo, 
what would it be? 

Mine would be 
the Seven 
Sisters constel- 
lation. I would 
add a new star 
every time I vis- 
ited a r 

"Africa right on 
my chest, 
That's my 
That's where all 
humanity start- 

IJ^jj^^JJuAV^ November i8, 2004 

hdrew Bermudez 
linion Editor 

The Southern Accent 7 



,etter to the Editor Th^Electoral College is a good thing 

[indalized vet park 

, note is in response to 

fe article "Veterans' Park van- 

llized" in the Thursday, 

ler 11, 2004 issue of the 

I assume that as the 

ou intend to persue a 

n some form of com- 

Sinication. I have some 

? for you from an ethical 

jidpoint. You would do 

consider that by report- 

; certain information you 

■ the spokesperson for 

Js. I am aware that the 

considers a broad range 

nformation "newsworthy" 

beheve it is their 

\f to report even if it might 

someone. However, 

Horting without regard for 

effects those 

fluids may have is an irrespon- 

of the right to free 

^hren Howard 

^-physical Therapy major, 
iss Communication '02 

Editorial response 

There are issues that need to 
be addressed concerning the 
Accent's coverage of the 
Veteran's Park vandalism. 

Newspapers do not become 
"spokespersons" for criminals 
by printing coverage of the 
damages caused. 

It is unportant to remember 
that awareness is not publicity. 
Information concerning events 
that hurt the cit>' provides the 
community with an under- 
standing, one that guarantees 
students and community mem- 
bers who read this story will 
keep a close eye on the park 
now they are aware of the sort 
of activit>' taking place there. 

Also, sources who provide 
information for possible print- 
ing do not dictate the paper's 
content. The Southern Accent 
will continue to print the best 
news possible without bias and 
without fear of losing sources. 

Accent Editors 

" Christensen 

The average citizen has a 
row understanding of 
Electoral College and an ever 
rower idea of why it e.'dsts. Most 
people, given the chance, would 
dispose of this instination, which 
proves that people distrust what 
they don't understand. The 
founders of this country estab- 
lished the Electoral College as a 
compromise bet\veen election by 
Congress and direct election. 

Those who \ 
College a 

support across the nation. If you 
look at an election map of coun- 
ties, you will see exactly how the 
Electoral College forces candi- 
dates to appeal to a wide geo- 
graphic range of voters. Even in 
typical liberal states, California 
and New York, Bush won the 
majority of counties, except for 
metropolitan areas. The Electoral 
College helps rural America bal- 
ance the immense cultural, eco- 
and social power of urban 

tions? Once you pass the s\Tnbol 

ism, pluraiit>' doesn't have many 

benefits. A mob is controlled by a 

raajorit)'. The difference between 

a mob and a republic is that one 

encourages deliberation and judg- 
. Direct elections do no such 

thing. If the Electoral College is 

undemocratic, then federalism, 

the Senate, and the procedure for 

constitutional amendments are 

also undemocratic. Furthermore, 

the Electoral College simplifies 

elections. In a close election, such centers. Abolishing the Electoral 

as in 2000, votes from all over College would mean transferring 
' the Electoral would be disputed without the near complete political power to 
1 unnecessar>' institu- Electoral College. metropolitan areas. Sen. John F. 

Hon that undermines democracy Alexander Hamilton under- Kennedy said, "Direct election 

have a basic misunderstanding of stood that "Talents for low would break down the federal sys- 
- James Madison, intrigue, ..may alone suffice to ele- tera under which... provides a sys- 
o, makes it vate a man to the first honors of a tem of checks and balances that 

single state; but it will require. ..a 

different kind of merit, to estab- 
lish him in the esteem and confi- 
dence of the whole Union." The 

founders feared that, under a sys- 
of direct election, a huge 

regional section in a populous 

area could lead to the election of a 

president who did not have broad 

in the Federalis 
clear that the founders c 
republic, not a pure democracy. 
This was to ensure that the con- 
sent of the governed was the basis 
of government, but that such c 
sent should not be reduced to 
basic plurality or the unrefined 
will of the people. Would our soci- 
ety even benefit from direct elec- 

ensure that no area or group shall 
obtain too mucli power." 

Like many otiier pieces of the 
Constitution, the Electoral College 
is a gieat compromise bet^veen 
opposing systems. Brilliantly, this 
institution preserves and protects 
the freedom of the individual by 
limiting power. 

adto head: left vs. right 

Peace is patriotic? 



lursdav, Veterans Day, I read 
^^ the Op-Ed page of the New 
^ Tears welled up in my eyes as 
r suuple tnbute consisting of let- 
n b\ soldiers who were killed in 

>isib Langhorst, ig, in a letter to 
■- I ve been praying a lot and I 
K praving . With modem 
yi^\ chances of dying are slim 
Jid my chances of going 
-lathed are better than 




I id I miss thmgs 

<jl!ing for me in 6^ 

I' T14 when you hear 

lii end of the day. I also 

t iii^ tor \ou and Mom. 

i dll I miss your 

'^killed last month. 

' one thmg the Iraq 

rnade clear to me, : 

^ e are a nation built 
"lidtion of war (have 

" d to our national anthem late- 

'ht concept of peace that is fun- 
^^" ilK patnotic 
mthf t ''^^^^^&'^*''o''o"r independence 
vqg ^J" ' f^'^ce^ The Revolutionary War 
fcr fr i ' ' ^^^^ ^ ^" intense struggle 

"^ ^""^ Bnbsh tyranny. It was 
Pendcri K "*^"* ^^ ^ *^^ire to hve inde- 



*" Hil War 

was a last resort to try ti 

save a dying nation. It was fought— from 
the Union's point of view— to preserve the 
unity that had made America so strong in 
the past. 

World War II was a last resort to protect 
America from an advancing empire. We 
cautiously avoided involvement in that 
conflict and it was only after our peace was 
shattered at home that we entered the 

Only in recent wars do we find 
America on the march. We seem 
ow have the mindset that 
.._ must convert everyone in 
^ the world to our way of think- 
ing. Vietnam, Korea, and now 
Iraq are all examples of this 
nation's attempt to inject our form 
of democrat^ into countries that 
are not well suited for it. Is that 
patriotism or is that tyranny? 

We look tough and it makes 
us proud to sit back here out of 
harms way displaying "Support 
Our Troops" bumper stickers. 
And we are right to rally behind 
our troops-especially when 
. they are stuck in a pooriy- 
defined offensive against a 
countrv that posed no immediate threat to 
us (remmder: bin Laden attacked us on 9- 
11, not Iraq) \vith no end in sight. 

"I have seen war. I have seen war on 
land and sea. I have seen blood mnnmg 
from the wounded . . -I have seen die dead 
in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed . . 
I have seen children starving. I have seen 
the agony of mothers and wives. I hate 
war." - President Franklin D. Roosevelt 

Tim Morse 

Alright, I admit it. I planned to write an 
article about President Bush's tax code and 
what it would mean to us as fijture (and 
somewhat present) taxpayers. But just as I 
was about to send this article to press, I 
saw a headline from an online news source. 
Now I know this rant isn't going to be 
exacdyone of a political nature, but it does 
have legal implications diat I'll point out at 
the end. But anyway, the headline read like 
this: "11-year old girl suspended for doing 
'dangerous' cart- 
wheels at school." 

I could not 
believe my eyes. 
Apparently, young 
Deirdre Faegre has 
been suspended 
from school for a 
week because she 
did hand stands and 
cartwheels during 
lunch. Of course, 
administrators at 
the school stated 
diat diey were con- 
cerned for die "safety of their students". 
And I totally agree. In fact, I don't think the 
school administrators have gone far 
enough in making sure their students are 
safe. I believe that school should suspend 
anyone who uses a pencU. Pencils can be 
incredibly sharp and dangerous to student 
safety. Baseballs and basketballs also need 
to go, because of die blunt brauma associat- 
ed with "missing die catch" syndrome. But 
diey are right - none of diose are as dan- 
gerous as the cartwheel! Oh sweet motiier 
of pearl, is diere nowhere that our children 

can be safe from the menace of adolescent 

But thafs not tlie real issue here, is it? 
Tlie school adminisfrators aren't really the 
bad guys; tliey shouldn't be tlie ones hung 
out to dry. In fact, they're the biggest vic- 
tims in all tills! You know why? The answer 
can be summed up in three words. 

People are stupid. There. That's it. I 
know that may come across as incredibly 
and terribly cynical, but it's 
true. The schoolisn't 
against the natural 
tendencies of young 
ris to do cart- 
wheels - they're 
;cared of getting 
their pants sued 
offbyangiy, irre- 
sponsible parents. 
Apparentiy lawsuits 
have become the 
savior of the irre- 
sponsible these 
days. Anyone that 
falls victim to hard- 
ship - or even chooses to fall to temptation 
- can blame die source of their demise 
without having to take any of the blame 

And American lawyers eat it up. They 
serve and defend the self-deprecating 
habits of America's mindless, irresponsible 
masses. How far have we fallen? When the 
core members of our legal system stand up 
for die reprehensible behavior of our lazy 
society, you know something is wrong widi 
our country. What will it take to make it 

3 Christmas decorations support mission 

Melissa Turner 

Collegedale resident Paulette 
Goodman is disabled, suffering 
from an affliction that affects 
her spinal column so that she 
cannot sit or stand for long peri- 
ods of time. Goodman cannot 
attend church because of her 
disability. And she certainly 
cannot visit the mission fields in 
Haiti, which she has a special 
place in her heart for, But she 
does not let her disability stop 
her from serving the Lord in His 
mission field. 

Goodman had been praying 
for the Lord to give her a mis- 
sion when she read an article 
entitled "Barbie Goes to Haiti," 
in the July 2001 issue of 
Southern Tidings. She knew the 
mission story provided an 
answer to her prayer. The article 
tells the story of a woman 
named Dale Kyber and her 
involvement with Christian 
Flights International, an inter- 
denominational mission in 
Ranquitte, Haiti. 

The group travels to Haiti 
every two or three months to 
work on building projects, but 
the mission site is maintained by 
Haitian nationals, according to 
Goddman, "Dale fell in love with 
Ihr |)I;hi' ;ind the people, in spite 
'>\ ihi' IiimI and how poor they 
Will', ilomlmnn said. During 
KylKTs .smmd trip tn Haiti, .she 

was visiting with the ladies and 
they found out she crocheted 
The women asked Kyber to 
teach them how to crochet 

"She did teach them how to 
crochet, and it turns out thev 
were very good learners and she 
was a good teacher," Goodman 

Kyber taught the women how 
to crochet angel and snowflake 
ornaments. Then she started 
bringing the ornaments back to 
the United States to sell and 
then returned all of the proceeds 
to each of the women who 
worked on crafting the orna- 
ments. "Dale keeps track of who 
does what and the money goes 
back to the specific ladies," 
Goodman said. "In a lot of cases, 
[the money] means better food 
for their children and for them- 

Goodman said she will proba- 
bly never be able to join the team 
in traveling to Haiti, but reading 
about this mission warmed her 
heart and she finally felt she had 
found a mission to get involved 
from her home by facilitating the 
sales. "I read about it three years 
ago, and I called up Dale and 
said, 'Do you need help selling?'" 
Goodman said. "Chances are HI 
never be able to make it to Haiti, 
but I can at least do what I can to 

Goodman is the only repre- 
sentative of this mission in the 
Collegedale area. She sells cro- 

cheted angels and snowflakes 
from her home. She has been 
trying to develop contacts with 
area churches in order to 
enlarge the market. "There are 
more possibOities than I've had 
the energy for," Goodman said. 
"So I'm glad that anyone who is 
interested and wants to help out 

The angel ornaments cost $3 
and the snowflakes cost $1. All of 
the proceeds are returned to the 
Haitian women who made 
them. For more information 
about this mission or the crafts 
for sale, Paulette Goodman can 
be reached at 396-2673 or 
emailed at paulettegood- 

Remember Biblical trials 

Jason Vanderlaan 

Are you facing a tough deci- 
sion? Do you need help in the 
trial you're enduring now? I'm 
sure we could all use some guid- 
ance to help ns make it tlirough 
some pari of our Ufe right now. 
Wliile I could direct you to many 
places in the Bible witli advice 
about different ai'eas of life, I just 
want to give you the example of 
Moses and what he learned from 

Moses was about to leave 
Mount Sinai and lead the 
Israelites to the Promised Land. 
As you can imagine, this was 
quite a daunting task. Before he 
started tliis joumev, however, he 
wanted to ask God some Uiings. 
"Moses said to the Lord 
...■You have said, 'I know you by 
name and you have found favor 
with Me.' If You are pleased mUi 
me, teach me Your waj^s so I may 
know You and continue lo find 
favor TOth You." (E.xodus 
33:12,13). The arst thing we 

need to remember when facing a 
trial is that God knows us by 
name and He loves us. Knowing 
tliis, we can find strength in His 
love and as we do tills. He will be 
able to teach us His ways. 
Witliout God's wisdom, any situ- 
ation can he overwhelming, but 
with God's wisdom, all tilings 
are possible. 

The second thing Moses 
requests is God's presence. 
"Tlien Moses said to Him, 'If 
Your Presence does not go with 
us, do not send us up from here.' 
... And the Lord said to Moses, 'I 
will do the very tiling you have 
asked, because I am pleased wUi 
you and 1 know you by name," 
(E.\odus 33115, 17). When facing 
a trial, it is foolish of us to go for- 
ward wiUiout God. Moses basi- 
cally said. "I'm not going any- 
where unless You come ivith 
me. That should be our attitude 
as well. The awesome tliim; is 
tliat God ivill gran, our request 

and go with us, not only in trials 
but m all things. 

Lastly, Moses says, "Now 

show me Your glory," (Exodus 
33:18). What a request! At ftst it 
almost seems too bold, but God 
grants this request as well! 
Imagme the possibihBes if we, 
too, would request God to show 
us His glory m our trials and in 
our daily lives. Too often, when 
trials hit we only pray for God to 
help us get through them. 
Instead, we should be praying 
for God to show us His glory 
tlirough the situation. When we 
do, we will be blown away by His 
incredible love, power, mercy 
and faithfuhiess. 

So ne.xt tune you are faced 
wth a seenungly insurmount- 
able problem, or if you're just 
ooking for some help with daily 
1*. remember the three thmgs 
that Moses learned from God- 1 
He loves you and will teach you 
His ways, 2. He wll go with you 
to face all situations, and 3 If 
you ask. He will show you His 
glory as weU. Oh, and when vou 
do this, be prepared to 'be 
blessed beyond your ivUdest 

God trusts us 
with earth 

If someone entrusted you 
with the original Van Gogh 
painting "Starry Night" and 
asked you to take care of it 
until they came back, would 
you take special care of it? Or 
would you take that responsi- 
bility for granted and trash it? 
I think we'd all agree we'd 
take special care of it. 
However, an even greater 
treasure has been placed into 
our hands and we are trashing 
it. If Van Gogh's "Starry 
Night" is a priceless treasure, 
how much more so is the cre- 
ation God has entrusted us 

In Genesis 2:15, that's 
exactly what God does. He 
entrusts the Earth to us to 
take care of. "The Lord God 
took the man and put him in 
the Garden of Eden to work it 
and take care of it." (NIV) He 
asks us to take care of it, not 
exploit it. He has made us 
caretakers of it. 

I believe that from the 
beginning, God wanted us to 
remember our roots and 
remember we are connected 
to the other living beings that 
roam the earth. Granted, we 
are unique in the fact that God 
has made us in His image, 
which is a very special bless- 
ing and should not be taken 
for granted. 

But let's look at this verse 
in Genesis 2:7: "The Lord God 
formed man from the dust of 
the ground and breathed into 
his nostrils the breath of life, 
and the man became a living 
being." We were formed from 
the dust of the ground, taken 

from the earth He created <: 
just like He forms us in il 
womb of our mothers, 21 
human race was formed fro J 
the womb ofthe Earth. So inl 
way, when Native AmerieansI 
call It Mother Earth," thev 
are right. ^ 

God designed the Earth to 
provide what we need to sui.l 
Vive. In the beginning, thati 
included fruits, vegetables,! 
and clean water. After thel 
flood. He allowed us to hmtl 
animals, but only for survival! 

How are we connectajl 
though? Let's look at Genesijl 
2:ig: "Now the Lord Godl 
formed out of the ground iU 
the beasts ofthe field andthil 
birds of the air." The animalil 
were formed from the dusttj| 
the ground as well, so we 
came from the same piace.1 
we treat nature and the a 
mals as if they were h( 
merely for our use. 

We feel we can do whateral 
we please to God's creatici!i| 
but we forget that v 
to be caretakers. I think GfM 
connected us all, formiogiij 
and the animals from t 
earth for us to remember oi 
roots and not to take theai 
mals or the Earth for g 
God calls us to rememberth 
He wants us to protect theuJ 
God could have just spokeaul 
into existence, but He didn'(.| 

Another thing w 
remember is that after G 
finished creation, He s 
was good. In Genesis i:3ij 
says: "God saw all that He br 
made, and it was ve. 
good...." God said it was goo 
who are we to argue? 

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Thursday. November i8, 2004 

Matthew Janetzko 
Sports Editor 

The Southern Accent 9 


NBA off to "super" start 

- NBA is a good 2-plus 
iii to swing, andtlierehas 
,;i.. expected (Bulls are 
Shaq-led team doing 
,,e unexpected (Ron 
Ikv. a rap CD? Denver 
■I'l.ruit struggling) and 
■ ■ic is the completely 
(the Seattle 

. ,!icsontopoftheNBA, 
L the Dallas Mavericks, 
a 6-1 record as of 
*■ Monday). 

' It's not like Seattle is beating 
(. ! I : ■ ni\ teams either. Just look 
,; :lie\' have slayed so far: 

^ \:itonio, Denver and 
b^ . . ■ ;-;< nto have all gone down 
to die mighty Sonics. 
The previously mentioned 
' Mavericks are also doing veiy 
well, including a new cast of 

characters, like Erick Dampier, 
and a rookie logging good min- 
utes in Devin Harris. Don't for- 
get that the}' lost Steve Nash to 
PhoenLx over the summer as 

Staying out west, Denver has 
decided to put everything on 
auto-pilot, sporting a 2-5 
record, even after bringing in 
K-Mart to help up front with 
LeBron Version 2.0, also 
known as Carmelo Anthony. 
Utah is also impressing, with 
Carlos Boozer and Mehmet 
Okur added to the sohd mix of 
Giricek, Arroyo, and Kirilenko, 
making tliem winners not only 
on the court, but in an intense 
game of scrabble with tliose 
last names. Of course, there's 
Team Kobe out in L.A and as 
expected, he's putting up solid 
numbers, but their record 
proves a mediocre 4-4. 

Over in the Eastern 
Conference, you have Miami 
with a stellar record of 5-2. 
even with the big guy aching 
due to a hamstring. Of course, 
none of that matters when yoii 
have Dwyane Wade on your 
team, constantly using oppo- 
nents like rental cars on the 
floor. Steve Francis has done 
much of the same for the 
Magic, and get this: there's 
been a Grant Hill sighting! Ves, 
Hill is trying to return for about 
the zillionth time, and he's only 
averaging 19 points, 6 
rebounds, and 2 steals a game. 
Don't sleep on these teams 
either: the Cavaliers, Pacers, 
Pistons, and Sixers. 

As for me? Give me the 
Pacers versus the Spurs in the 
finals in June. Remember, you 
heard it here first. 

A perfect end 

The Buccaneers capped off a 
perfect 10-0 season by dis- 
membering the Bombers in a 
32-6 route to capture the title 
of men's flag football champs. 
The Bucs jumped out to a 21-0 
lead at the half. They held the 
Bombers to a six point second 
half to coast to solid victory. 
"We definitely had good chem- 
istry for our team," said Bucs 
wide receiver Donnie Miller. 
"We had each piece of the puz- 

Tyler Walker, right, tricj. to block the volleyball to help s 
team, Bugg en Out, from getting olmiinatcd during the si 
of 3-on 3 volleyball 

MVP's beat G-Unit, 25-20 

The MVPs won 25-20 and 
25-21 against G-Unit Thursday 

Although the teams were 
fairly evenly matched, the 
MVPs seemed to have better 
inter-team communication 
that might have given them tlie 
edge. The MVPs' Matt Hamstra 
provided a constant barrage of 
on-court encouragement, par- 
ticularly when his team needed 
to turn the game around or be 
more focused. 

The game was veiy dynamic, 
with lots of sacrificing of bodies 
on the gym floor for the sake of 
the game, which always pleases 
the spectators. As far as I am 

concerned, G-Units' Brandon 
Palmer ought to be the poster 
boy for beatific sportsmanship. 
He never got riled up and pre- 
served an attitude of the purest 
enjoyment of the game 

Dr. Keith Snyder from the 
biology department played 
very solidly for the MVPs. 
Mark Grabiner and Brandon 
Yap played particularly finely 
for G-Unit, too. Some of 
Hamstra's spikes reduced me 
to whimpering on the sidelines 
and imagining the carnage 
should he place them just a 
ft-action closer to me. 

But the entire game made 
for very good entertainment, 
with no egregious sportsman- 
ship violations. 


This week in 

g^ i his week m _ 


JJ'aso Boars dcfemiivc 
JA^oFrod Miller (71) d 

end AdcM'alc 
ttles Tennes 

rk Humphrf 
Ogimleye (93) gets a 
,ee Titans offensive 
Sunday. The 

Nei» Jersey Nets' Zoran Plami 
fouls Houston Rockets' Tyroni.^„ _ 
he attempts to block a shot durms the 
third quarter Monday night. The 
Rockets beat the Nets, 80-69. 

Kokkai, left, flips Tochiazi 
Grand Sumo Toums 
Tochiazuma ended 2 

10 The Southern Accent 


Thursday, NovEMBERiir^;;;^- 


1. Before the storm 
5. "She'll be there 
7. Seven year 
10. Lassie 

12. Opposite of Yes 

13. There are seven 

15. Begone! (Imperative verb) 

1 6. Mentally exhausted 

1 9. State next to California 

20. Without people 

21 . A ballerina dances here 

22. Madman 

24. Wily 

25. Long ago times 

26. Hair color 
31. Rose _. 

35. The highest point 

36. Spain and Portugal 

38. To neaten 

39. The conscience 
41. Carmen, e.g. 
43. Baha 

46. Obliquely 

47. Tibetan priest 
51 . Unwholesome 
53. "In the same book" 

55. A clam 

56. Overly showy 

57. A 

58. Present indicative of he 

60. Prods 

61 . A major star 

62. Hair style 

63. Eye ailment 


1 Piece of garlic 

2. False name 

3. Opera singer Jerry 

4. Change from one stage to another 

5. Actinon chemical symbol 

6. One not living on campus 

7. Managing Editor of "Sports Niqht" 

8. Sea bird 

9. Percentages of Irish farm crops 

10. Whining speech 

11. Nabisco cookie 
14. Whid 

17. States of being free 

18. Elongated fish 

20. One puts this on first 

23. Malt beverage 

26. Hotel parent company 

27. "Learn it to" 

28. Roman Goddess of plenty 

29. A degree 

30. Pass this and get $200 

31. Female 

32. Rage 

33. Young swine 

34. Portuguese saint 
37. To occupy a space 

39. A stamp 

40. Where ashes lie 

42. A NY lake 

43. Military supplies u 

44. A people of Northern Thailand 

45. Sicker 

46. Island in the New Indies 

47. A 30's dance 

48. A traditional sayina 

49. Allot 

50. Singing brothers 
52. Priestly garments 
54. After shave brand 
59. Thus 

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, are illegally seUing Microsoft soft- 
at a popular online Web site. 
j Within the last two months, 
Hforraation Services has received two 
Sis from customers who have illegally 
bought the Microsoft Windows XP pro 
edition CD off eBay from students at 
Southern. One Detroit customer saw 
Southern's name on a CD copy and con- 
tacted Information Services, only to 
find out his purchase was illegal. 

Students buy the CD for $12 from the 
Campus Shop and sell it on eBay for 
more than 5-10 times the original price. 
Mike McClung, assistant director for 
workstation support, does not think 
this risk is worth it even though stu- 
dents are making quite a profit . 

"I understand the temptation when 

jmi buy something for $12 and sell it 

^~ iver $100, but when you're looking 

iousands in fines, that $100 doesn't 

good," McClung said. 

The campus has a one-year agree- 
ment with Microsoft which allows stu- 
dents to use Microsoft software. 
&ecutive Director of Information 
^ems Henry Hicks said the agree- 
O^t is only legal for enrolled students 
^graduates of Southern. If a student 
Khdraws from the university they no 
ffiger have the legal right to use the 
■Shvare, and should uninstall the pro- 

"They can use it while they are a stu- 
J®t [or] if [they] graduate from 
Smithem, but if [they] just leave it's 
tel," Hicks said. 

.|rhe Information Technology adviso- 
Jtoommittee has decided to continue 
™ agreement throughout next school 
pr. but Hicks said these acts make it 
r to continue offering these serv- 

'f people are going to abuse it we're 
|gomg to be able to keep doing it," 


Amanda Mekeel and Bret Mahoney stroll through festive decorations by Brock Hall on the Promenade East Wednesday afternoon. 

Campus shares Christmas cheer 

Megan Brauner 

The campus glitters with holiday 
lights, trees shine from lobby windows, 
cggncg and sugar cookies are for sale 
in the cafeteria and students walk the 
promenade in Santa hats. 

But Southern's holiday spirit 
involves more than decorations and 
lights; many choose to focus on serv- 

From collecting hats and gloves for 
the homeless to riding m a parade to 
raise money for the Samaritan Center, 
clubs and departments all over campus 
are involved in outreach. 

AUied Health Oub members wiU be 
participating in a Big Brothers, Big 
Sisters party. 

"I think it's a fun way to make chil- 
dren's Christmas brighter," said Erica 
Baker, a freshman allied health-pre 
nutrition major. 

In Talge Hall, residents are encour- 
aged to participate in a drive to collect 
personal care items, like toothbrushes, 
toothpaste, and deodorant for the 
Samaritan Center. 

The personal care drive is great 
because it's different," said Jonnie 
Owen, senior accounting major and 
student dean. "People need the stuff, 
but they don't get assistance for it. And 
it's not like donating an old sweater; 
you can't give used deodorant." 

On the other side of campus, 
Thatcher residents will be busy as well, 
collectmg "Toys for Tots". Also, the 
lady's club, Sigma Theta Chi, gave 

$200 to the Ronald McDonald House 
in Chattanooga, an international 
organization that provides low-cost 
rooms for parents of children in critical 

"We give this donation at Christmas 
in memory of Sherri Vick, a nursing 
student who passed away after a tragic 
car accident," said Kassy Krause, dean 
of women. "The house has a special 
place in our hearts now." 

Jodie Amos believes that giving 
should be a way of life. 

"If we don't reach out, we can 
become very selfish and close minded, 
with a tiny view of the world," said 
Amos, an English major. "We forget 
what life is like for others. But it's 
important to remember people are in 
for a hard time all year long, not just 


Campus News 

Current Events 







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merry iH 


shall be called Wonderful, 
Counselor, the Mighty God, the 
Everlasting Father, the Prince of 

Isaiah 9:6 


2 The Southern Accent 

Thursday, De cembrp o 



2 IHE aOiri HKRI^ J^CLIMN I __^ 

Chattanooga Marines serve in Iraq 

. r^ . u,u ,. ^f. Rachel, and his two chU- tales his paternal grandfather be back on time. * 

Lynn Taylor 

Thousands of Americans Collegedali 
are overseas, fighting for our Department 
country, but few realize sever- 
al soldiers are from families in 
our town. 

Paul Maupin, Eric Jones, 
Joshua Rosenberger 

ried for a year and a half to 
Renee, and has no children. 
He currently works with the 


Sergeant Jones, 24, enlist- 
ed in the Marines at 17, and 
was a member of the Junior 
Reserve Officer Training 
Corps (JROTC) while attend 

wife, Rachel, and his 
dren, Austin and Alora. 

"It's hard to sleep when 
he's gone, and knowing he's in 
combat everyday makes it 
even harder," said Rachel 


tales his paternal grandfathe 
told about the Air Force. 

Lance Corporal 

Humberger, 23, joined the 

Marines just before the war 

started, and was attending 

Corporal Cleveland State, and while 

joined the holding a job as a partner 

"These men want 
their country, and C'? 
God has called them to J"^ 
said Robin Maupin. ^"'' 

MarineTThree years ago this an irrigation iirm. Humberger 

May He attended Southern is not mamed, but his girl- 

Drue Humberger are VourTf ingSoddy Daisy High School, for one semester and took ^^^f- ^^^^^^^^^^^ 

the soldiers fighting in where he graduated. He classes at Cleveland State him etters eacb day. 

Faluiah I^^^^^^^ attended the University of Community College before "He is one of the most ten- 

' ' ' ' 4/14 Tennessee at Chattanooga for taking a break from academ- der-hearted people; if anyone 

ics to work. Rosenberger needed help, he would be 

worked as a shift supervisor at there. The Marines are a 

UPS before being called to tough bunch, but they're who 

action this September. His you call when you want a job 

family has a history of mill- ' " " ^--- - 
tary service (both grandfa- 
thers were part of the armed 
services) and he was influ- 
enced to join after hearing the 

the M^ - „-. - 

Battery M, or 'Mike Battery. two and a half years before 

Sergeant Maupin, 23, grad- leaving for Iraq with his unit, 

uated from Collegedale He has worked for the 

Academy and attended Chattanooga Police 

Southern before joining the Department for three years, 

Marines. He joined the and has always wanted to be a 

Marines in January of 2000, part of the armed forces since 

and left for Iraq in September he saw Top Gun when he was 

2004. Maupin has been mar- five. Jones is missed by his 

Humberger, his mother. 

Mike Battery is expected 
back in March 2005, but there 
is no guarantee that they will 


continued from P.l 

Hick said. 

Mike McClung wants to 
inform students of the severe 
consequences they will pay if 

"I just want them to know 
it's serious. It is not something 
they'll get a little slap on the 
wrist for," he said. 

Students think those 
iiniilvid should take responsi- 
I'iliiv fur iheir actions, regard- 
li'^..'. nl lilt' consequences. 


( not supposed to 

do it, then don't, but if you do it 
and gel caught you have to pay 
tlie price," said Maurice Staple, 
freshman music education 

McClung said Information 
Services will start printing an 
"only use at Southern" warning 

on the CDs, but added there is 
an agreement notice on the 
back of CD jackets discourag- 
ing illegal selling of the soft- 
ware already. 

"It's not a crime of igno- 
rance here," McClung said. 

Other students do not con- 
done the illegal sales, but said 
they know nothing about an 
agreement on the CD jacket. 

"I was never told and I never 
really took the time to read the 
back," said Ahad Kebede, 
freshman biology pre-med 

McClung is disappointed. 

"I hate it for the university 
and the church that probably 
this person's only knowledge of 
the church is the illegal soft- 
ware that was sold." 

Collegedale Academy adds $2.8 
million sience and tech building 

The Southern Accent 

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voice n/Sniiibern Adveniist Universiry 

V.U,N,,N..ll _ 

Timothy Jester 

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Andrew Bermudez 

Sonya Reaves 

Don Contrcll 

Bryan Lee 


Omnr Bourne 

Janell Pcttibone 

Valeric Walker 

Melissa Turner 

Justin Janetzko 

Sarah Postlcr 

Monuuttha Hny 

Kcrin Jaekson 

Cheryl Fuller 

Matthew Jonclzko 

Spobis Editor 

Amanda Jehle 

Usa Jester 

Leslie Foster 

Megan Brauner 

Heidi Reiner 

Laurc Chamberlain 


Shanelle Adams 

In recent years Collegedale 
has experienced growth m its 
community, largely because of 
its school system. This gro^vth, 
however, has increased school 
enrollment and decreased 
classroom space, leading the 
Greater Collegedale School 
System (GCSS) with a $10 mil- 
lion plan to expand. 

The GCSS includes A.W. 
Spalding Elementary School 
and Collegedale Academy. 
Spalding will receive a second 
floor to accommodate the 
mcrease in students from 384 
students in 2000, to 423 stu- 
dents in 2004-2005. 
Collegedale Academy is cur- 
rently constructing a Science & 
Technology building. 

Construction began in August 
2004 and should finish in May 
2005, in time for the new 
school year. 

The new Science & 
Technology building will pro- 
vide more lab facilities and will 
serve as dual purpose class- 
rooms. Not only will this 
address the needs for the 
increased science curriculum, 
but also allow teachers the 
space they need without having 
to switch classrooms after 
every class. 

"It'll save a lot of setup tune, 
and It's gomg to make [class- 
rooms] better in terms of safety 
features,- said Matt Nafie 
director of development at 
Collegedale Academy. 

In the midst of all these 
bu. dmg plans, the Greater 
Collegedale School Systems 
mission IS still to provide a cur 
nculum that «.ill help students 
STOW into productive Christian 


"I don't think it's about 
bricks and mortar. They don't 
make a school, it's the pro- 
grams taught that'll he a cata- 
lyst for good things now, and 
great things to come," said 

As construction of the new 
Science & Technology building 
continues throughout the year, 
students can't help but notice 
what's going on. 

■^e see it everyday, no wait, 
we hear it everyday," said 
Brandon Abernathy, 

Collegedale Academy student. 

The need for expansion of 
the technology program for 
Collegedale Academy was first 
seen in 1994 and has since 
grown to include science and 
technology. The technology m 
the new building iviU advance 

the school system into the 2L, 
century, providing additioM 
skills ranging from medifj 
coding to computer repair.^ 
also provides hands on prat*] 
cal training in the fonn^ 

The cost for the new Sda 
& Technology building L 
roughly $2.8 million, wbij 
mcludes $400,000 in reno 
tions to the current CoDeged 
Academy building, and na 
up roughly less than a qu"" 
of the $10 milhon budget 

Future building P'T 
include a new K-8 ElemaitJ 
and Middle School buiiw^ 
directly across the street »' 
CoUegedale Aca* 

Construction should IJ'S" ■ 
ing the summer of 2005, '•jl 
to be completed for the s"* 
2007 school year. 


In the Nov. i8 issue, the statistics m "Domestic ..-- 
Adventist church" should have said 19 percent of women 
percent of men are physicaUy assaulted in the Seven! 
Adventist Church in the Northwest region. 


£DAY, December 2, 2004 

l^inistry o^ers help for Construction continue^^ake Hall 
itudents with addictions — ^ 

Assistant Chaplain Nathan 

ckel was frustrated that 

? students are afraid to 

help in overcoming addle- 

for fear of being punished 

.n- nr administration. 

, , e afraid if they come 

he\'"ll get in trouble. 

-I ridiculous," Nickel 

.^ for off-campus 
,> ;,! gixe students, Nickel 
tended a Regeneration meet- 
e Collegedale 
ammunity Church and liked 
hat he saw. 

eally safe and open 
ivironment for people to 

Nickel said. 
Regeneration Ministries is 
international Christ-cen- 
d 12-step family recovery 
prevention program. 
[ickel and campus chaplain 
in Rogers spoke with group 
ordlnators who agreed to 
I them students to the 

-ration Ministries dif- 
self-help groups by 
inphasizing the need for God's 
|blp in overcoming addictions, 
David Eldridge, who 
'A bring the program to 
Collegedale Community 
Biurch about a yeju" ago. 
"We strive for a spiritual 
rather than spiritual 
ferfection," Eldridge said. 
' The meetings are held every 
Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in 
the Ooltewah Eastwood 
Church, used by the 
.Collegedale Community 


• Annvhere from four to 12 
church and community mem- 
bers attend the meetings, 
Vhich are kept confidential and 

open to newcomers, Eldridge 
said. Few Southern students 
have attended, but Eldridge 
hopes awareness of the pro- 
gram will reach those who need 

About 10 percent of 
Southern students need help 
with addictions, ranging from 
alcohol and cigarettes to video 
games, said Midge Dunzweiler, 
assistant director of counseling 
and testing. Though they aren't 
punished for asking faculty 
members for help, students 
otherwise caught using alcohol, 
drugs, or cigarettes may be sus- 
pended, Dunzweiler said. 

Heather Demaree, senior 
psychology major said students 
need the Regeneration pro- 

"We all struggle with addic- 
tions of some kind," Demaree 
said "We might think we're 
perfect but this campus needs 

The new floor of Talge 
Hall's new wing is scheduled to 
open in about three to four 
weeks, said Dean Carl 
Patterson. Patterson also said 
the third floor will probably 
open sometime in early to 

The first two floors are 
already completed. The rooms 
themselves are 50 percent big- 
ger than the standard rooms in 
the older wings. 

The residents of the A, B, 
and C wings and anyone who is. 
not a freshman have first dibs 
on the rooms as they become 
available. And once they have 
all been given their choice. The 
other students get to choose 
from what is left. After the new 
wing is full, the remaining stu- 
dents will be given the options 
to move to any room that is 
available, according to 

■^e're trying to get a room 
over there." said Trenton Roth, 
a desk worker at Talge Hall 

Patterson said that they 
were just about ready to lay the 
carpet on the second floor. 

According to Dean Jeff 
Erhard, there is still a lot of 
work to do on the upper levels. 

most importantly installing 
the bathrooms on the third 
floor. The new wing will house 
the new weight room. 

"We had hoped to open a 
new floor by the end of this 
semester, but it doesn't look 
like we will," said Dean 

Hlghting Addictions 

'.7 =oiir — 

Amnesty International starts at Southern 

Amnesty International is a 
human rights program located 
on many college campuses 
around the world, and it has 
finally made its way to Southern, 

"We as students can support 
and show that over 2 million 
people worldwide support peo- 
ple whose human rights have 
been denied," said April Evans, 
founder of Southern's Amnesty 
chapter and a five year member 
of Amnesty Intemafional. 
"Unless someone stands up for 
these people, they will have no 

Amnesty International is a 
grass-roots movement started 
by students in the 60s. They are 

a network of human rights work- 
ers that work together to ensure 
people are not denied their basic 
human rights, according to their 

Southern's chapter looks at 
pressing issues around the world 
where there is little time to 
respond and act. They recentiy 
wrote letters on behalf of a 
woman in the Democratic 
Republic of the Congo who was 
raped and beaten, reported it to 
officials and was given no help. 
Amnesty wrote politicians and 
lobbyists on behalf of this 

"I want it [Amnesty 
International] to grow, we want 
our community at Southern to 
become more connected with 

international issues," said 
Jessica Crandall, a junior non- 
profit administration and devel- 
opment major. 

Southern is not the only col- 
lege in the area that is involved 
with Amnesty International, 
Chattanooga State has an active 
chapter. They are launching a 
campaign called Take Back the 
Nights, which protests prostitu- 
tion in Chattanooga. 

Amnesty International meets 
every Monday at 7 p.m. in Brock 
Hall room 112, 

"This kind of outreach is why 
we are here, to help people in 
need," said Crandall. 

"Once the spark is started it is 
hard to stop," said Evens. "We 
are here to help." 

Southern's Hispanic growth at st and still 

Hispaoics are the largest 
f'o'nng minority in the 
"nited States and the fastest 
Powng membership in the 
«=^e„th-day Adventist 

t ™- Hoivever, Southern's 
"«Panic population is at a 
land still. 

Sn,Ji!"' '"^'" Sroups that 
ftem targets are Caucasian 
South ■''°""^" ^'"dents. If 
^"Mhern would make more of 
i„j™";o target the Hispanic 
i,.i-,„:,, S™"Ps there would 

four r*" -^"Sistin, senior, 

H'span c '°°°- Southern's 
suiled' P°P">a«on has 
« around lo percent, 

while Hispanic Seventh-day 
Adventist church membership 
increased by 157 percent 
between 1989-1999, according 
to Avance, a study of 
Hispanics in the Adventist 

Some students think that 
Southern isn't doing enough 
to reach those of a Latino 

"I feel [Southern] could 
work a little harder," said 
Ruben Covarrubias, president 
of the Latin American club. 

Keeping up ivith national 
population statistics is an 
objective some feel Southern 
needs to focus on. 

"What worked 15 years ago 
won't work anymore.. .we need 
new approaches," said Carlos 

Parra, chair of modem lan- 
guage department. 

With such a heavy Hispanic 
presence in the Southern 
Union, only one of Southern's 
recruiters speaks Spanish. A 
Spanish-speaking recruiter 
could communicate better to 
those who feel more comfort- 
able speaking their native lan- 

"I don't know if we have the 
budget for that right now," 
said Gordon Bietz, university 

Avance also found that 
"Hispanic Adventists were 
largely untouched by the mar- 
keting efforts of Adventist col- 
leges and universities," and 
within the Southern Union, 
only 54 percent of Hispanic 

youth knew Southern 
Adventist University existed. 

Since most hispanic youth 
attend public high school, 
exposing students to Southern 
is a challenge. 

"[Recruiters] should go to 
the churches because that is 
where the majority of [youth] 
are, "said Ketty Bonilla, junior 
public relations major. 

And that's what Southern 
plans to do. Recruitment is 
strategically locating areas 
that don't have academies 
nearby in order to reach the 
non-academy students, said 
Jason Dunkel, assistant direc- 
tor of admissions. 

But simple exposure isn't 
the only reason why Latinos 
don't come to Southern. 

"The big rumor is that it's 
too expensive so [students] 
don't even bother," 

Covarrubias said. 

According to the Avance 
study, "Of Adventists with 
children in public schools 77 
percent felt Adventist schools 
were simply too expensive." 

4 The Southern Accent 

Thursday, Decembei; ; 



^ Hawk 



An Army helicopter carry- 
ing a brigadier general and 
six other soldiers crashed and 
burned in the fog Monday 
after hitting a web of support 
wires on a TV transmission 
tower whose warning hghts 
had been knocked out in a 
storm last week, officials 
said. Everyone aboard was 

The UH-60 Black Hawk, 
bound for the Red River 
Army Depot in Texarkana, 
went down in a field about 30 
miles northeast of Fort Hood. 
The fog was so thick when 
emergency crews arrived that 
they could not see more than 
halfway up the tower, author- 
ities said. 

'i"he helicopter was headed 
to check Qiit equipment being 
readied for use in Iraq, said 
Lt. Col. Jonathan 

Withinglon, spokesman for 
the Fort Hood-based 4th 
Infantry Division. The names 
of the victims, all from Fort 
Hood, were not immediately 
released by the military. 

A military official at the 
home of Brig. Gen. Charles B. 
Allen told The Associated 
Press that Allen was among 
those killed. In his 27-year 
career, Allen, an assistant 
division commander for the 
4th Infantry Division, was 
stationed at several U.S. and 
overseas military posts and 
also worked at the Pentagon. 

George Bush 

ScU Appointed 
Rmperor Of The World 

Canadians protest Bush visit 

OTfAWA, Canada (AP) 

President Bush and 
Canadian Prime Minister Paul 
Martin sought on Tuesday to 
mend fences after four years of 
strained relations between the 
two neighbors aggravated by 
the U.S.-led war on Iraq. 

"I made some decisions that 
some in Canada obviously did- 
n't agree \viUi," Bush said in the 
Canadian capital, witli Martin 
at his side at a joint news con- 

ference. "I'm the kind of fellow 
who does what I thmk is right." 

For his part, Martin Said, 
There are obviously disagree- 
ments on questions of foreign 
policy," as well as differences 
on trade, including such issues 
as softwood lumber. 

Bush's visit, his first trip out- 
side the country since the elec- 
tion, was viewed as an initial 
outreach to longtime allies 
estranged by the president's 

Santa's Christmas helper 

six P^^'ir'"'" " «™« Fll^. Mo=t 

decision to invade Iraq in 

In addition to straining rela- 
tions with Europe, the war put 
the Bush administration at 
odds with both Canada and 

Bush had a cool relationship 
with former Prime Minister 
Jean Chretien, but Martin, in 
office less than a year, has 
sought to repair the damage. 

Bush, sidestepping Canada's 

opposition to the war in Iraq, I 
praised Canada's contribulioD I 
of what he said was $200 mil- ■ 
lion in humanitarian aide to | 
postwar Iraq. 

He said the two countries I 
"share a commitment to free- j 
dom and a mllingness lo| 
defend it in times of peril." 

"Today we're stm 
together against the forces ot | 
terror," Bush said. 

Funeral held for hunters 

MCE LAKE. Wis. (A P) 

Two survivors of a deadly 
deer-hunting confrontation 
joined a community prayer 
service where organizers 
urged people to avoid falling 
mlo fear and prejudice in the 
wake of the shootings blamed 
on a Hmong immigrant. 

Lauren Hesebeck and Terry 
Wdlers, whose si.x friends 
were killed in the shootings 
sat near each other at the 
service Tuesday organized by 
area ministers. About 900 
people packed the auditorium 
tor the 70-minute service of 
prayers Bible readings, music 
and calls for healing in ttis 

town of 8,300, a community 
one pastor described as full of 
"souls exhausted by grief" 

"Community support is 
great," Hesebeck said, a blaze 
orange ribbon pinned to his 
jacket in memory of his hunt- 
ing buddies. "That is about all 
1 want to say." 

Asked about the emotion of 
the last few days, Hesebeck, 
who was wounded in the 
shoulder, just lowered his 
head and walked to his seat at 
the Rice Lake High School 

Willers, his neck still in a 
brace from the wound he suf- 
fered, declined comment. 

The si.x deer h»»«' 
gunned down >".'°j,^,| 
frontationNov. 2lhyea'. 
Rice Lake area. The last oil- I 
funerals was Monday. 

Chai Squa Vang, 36. '; 
Paul, Minn., has been cnais 

with the shootings. j\ 

Hours earlier ra "^'"„^| 
Vang made ^'//"'s^ 
appearance under "6 ^ 
ri't? in a basemen, f^^ 
at the county jail l<" 
safety. ^^ «« 

A preliminary be"^^ 
scheduled Dec. 29 ™ ^^ 
mine whether there i> 
cient evidence for tn"' 


Current Events 




■iic president of the 
lonal Association for the 
iancement of Colored 
L\e (NAACP), is stepping 
L as head of the nation's 
Lt and largest civil rights 
Ep. according to newspaper 

Mfume, who has 
til president of NAACP since 
1*6, planned to make the 
ainouiicement Tuesday, The 
Baltimore) Sun, citing an 
flomTnous source, reported in 
ffiesday editions. 

The resignation was also 
I ported Tuesday in a USA 
'. day opinions column by 
I lekiy contributor DeWayne 
' iddiam. 

Calls from The Associated 
] iss to the Baltimore-based 
1 ACP, which claims 500,000 
1 mbers, were not immedi- 
1 ly returned late Monday 
1 It. 

Wickham who has covered 
I iNAACPfornearlvSoyears 

confident that I'm 
ng an organization now 
ttiat is strong and stable." 

Mfume, ,56. who gave up his 
Kal in the U.S. House to take 
met as head of the NAACP, 
fljliented an organization tar- 
|shed by scandal and bur- 
feed by a $3.2 mUlion debt. 

The Southern Accent 5 

Dutch hospital euthanizes babies 


A hospital in the Netherlands -the first nation to permit 
euthanasia— recently proposed guidelines for mercy killings of 
terminalK ill newborns, and then made a startling revelation: 
It has already begun carrying out such procedures, which 
include administering a lethal dose of sedatives. The 
announcement by the Groningen Academic Hospital came 
amid a growing discussion in Holland on whether to legalize 
euthanasia on people incapable of deciding for themselves 
whether they want to end their lives— a prospect viewed with 
horror by euthanasia opponents and as a natural evolution by 

Supporters of Ukrainian Prune Minister Viktor Yanukov^ch, the offi 
cial winner of Ukraine's presidenbal election, wave blue and ^vhite 
campaign balloons and flags Wednesday at the central square in 
Donetsk, an industrial city in eastern Ukraine. 

Ukraine new prime 
minister in question 

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) 

Ukraine's parliament brought 
down the government of Prime 
Minister Viktor Yanukovych 
with a no-confidence motion 
Wednesday in a show of the 
opposition's strength in the 
countiy's spiraling poUtical cri- 

Yanukovych and his opposi- 
tion nval Viktor Yushchenko, 
who both claim the presidency 
after a Nov. 21 run-off vote, sat 
down for talks Wednesday in the 
presence of European mediators 
and outgoing President Leonid 

Earlier, Kuchma called for an 
entirely new election to be held. 
A new vote would bring in more 

Yanukovych was declared the 
winner of the run-off by the elec- 
tion commission, but 
Yushchenko has insisted he won 
and was robbed of victory by 
widespread fraud. Hundreds of 
thousands of opposition sup- 
porters have set up tent camps 
on Kiev's main avenue and 
blockaded official buildings, par- 
alyzing the capital for 10 days. 

Ridge resigns homeland security post 


Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, whose n; 
synonymous with color-coded terror alerts and tutorials about 
how to prepare for possible attack, resigned Tuesday. Ridge 
submitted his resignation in writing to President Bush on 
Tuesday morning but indicated he will continue to serve until 
Feb. 1. "I will always be grateful for his call to service," Ridge 

Yanukovych asked to the 
Supreme Court to declare part of 
the results of this month's presi- 
dential run-off vote invaUd, the 
justices said. 

It was not clear if the court 
would agree to hear the appeal. 

The court is already hearing 
an appeal by Yushchenko 
against alleged violations in pro- 
Yanukovych eastern Ukraine. 

Yushchenko's appeal has 
been a key part of the opposition 
strategy for reversing the run- 
off, and both sides have been 
awaiting a court ruling. 
Yushchenko's supporters hope 
that the court would tlien 
declare him the winner of the 

The opposition succeeded in 
further undermining 

Yanukovych with Wednesday's 
no-confidence vote in parlia- 
ment. The measure passed with 
229 votes in the 450-seat parlia- 
ment, three more than neces- 

kuchma must now appoint a 
caretaker government withm 60 
days, under the rules of the con- 

Barehouti seeks to lead Palestinians 


Associates of Manvan Barghouti said Wednesday the jailed 
Palestinian uprising leader has decided to run for president, 
reversing an earlier decision and throwing Palestinian politics 
into disarray. Barghouti's candidacy would undermine the 
prospects of interim Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, the 
presidential candidate of the ruling Fatah movement. Fatah 
officials have warned that a bid by Barghouti, who is a leading 
Fatah member and more popular than the staid Abbas, could 
split the movement. 

Iraqi vote is on track 

BAGHDAb, Iraq (AP) 

Preparations for the Jan. 30 national election are on track 
despite continuing violence and calls for delaying or boy- 
cotting the vote, the U.N. election chief in Iraq says. "I won't 
say I am happy, but I am satisfied with the process," Carlos 
Valenzuela told The Associated Press in an interview. "People 
tend to have these very unrealistic expectations about elec- 
tions. ... They are not a panacea, but they seem to me at least 
at this moment the one way to go that would help the transi- 
tional process" in Iraq. 

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Lifestyles Editor 



Snow and smiles bury stereotypes in Russia 

Renie Williams Russians like to dress in "classic 

GuEsrCovnuBimiR style" with tight jeans, long 

Ask your average American black leather jackets, and black 

what Russians are like, and he shirts. Every time we've thrown 

will probably say something a party for some of our students, 

along the lines of, "They're most of the girls have come in 

gloomy and depressed, they completely black outfits. It's 

never smile, and they wear black fashionable, 
all the time." But Russians are anything 

I can see where that idea but gloomy and depressed, 

comes from. Russians don't Although they're generally 

tend to smile as much or use as reserved in public and with peo- 

manygestures as Americans do, pie they don't know very well, 

especially in public. In fact, they become quite lively and 

Russians believe that you talkative when they're with their 

should have a reason lo smile; if friends. Their eyes light up, they 

you smile all the time or for no look each other straight in the 

apparent reason, they will prob- eye, and they smile a lot. Really, 

ably think you are an idiot. they're a lot like some of my 

One girl here in Zaoksky introverted friends at Southern 

summed up Russians' attitude who don't smile or talk much in 

toward smiling by telling i 
Russian saying: "If you get hit 
on the head, then you will 
always be smiling." 

As for wearing black all the 
time, well, it's prelty much true. 

groups; when they're with their 
best friends, it seems like they 
take on a completely different 

The first snowstorm of the 
year showed me a usually hid- 

Telecast's sincere debut 

Matthew White filled wilh worship and style. 

Gumc oKnuiiimn Like Newsboys but with a hint 

of melancholy. 

I just got eight new CDs and The research I've done on 
my favorite CD out of the batch this album and the lead singer 
of em has lo be Tclecasl. "The Josh White has really 
Beauty of Simplicity" is Iheir impressed me. After going 
debut album, is comprised of down hill for a while, He start- 
eleven tracks and was released ed reading his Bible everyday 
on September 16, 2004. and God began to change his 

1 compare them with Third heart. God-centered, heart-felt 

Eye Blind, Luna Halo, and I've songs have been the results 

even heard that they some- thus far. Spiritually speaking 

tmies resemble those of the splendidi In fact, a quote from 

great John LennonI The style is Josh Wliile that I found very 

stated as "atmospheric rock," profound was this: "Worship is 

and compare them with not a song, but a daily decision 

Coldplay, and John Mayer (but to sene Christ in everything " 
witliout the annoying voice... in To sum things up; I must say 

my ever so humble, non-biased that the spiritual quality is 

opraion!) Tlieir music almost awesome! The music itself is 

glows It snot so soft tliat you'd yet again, awesome! And the 

cons,der.thandbyanymeans, vocals are, how could you 

but not so hard that you just guess... awesome! This album 

cant get anyUirag out of it. I is perfect for a Friday night 

pe,-sonaly find tins my favorite while on those hot vesper 

genre of mus.c. The songs are dates! So go and buy this cd" 

den side of the Russian person- 
ality- A few mches of snow fell 
during the early evening, and by 
suppertime, the electricity 
began to flicker on and off. 
Eventually, it went off and 
stayed off. Immediately, most of 
the students and many of the 
teachers bundled up, went out- 
side, and began playing in the 
snow. They threw snowballs, 
slid around on the ice and tack- 
led each other in the snow. 

All over campus, I heard 
shrieks and giggles, shouts and 
laughter. Even the very quiet, 
reserved students were running 
around like children, throwing 
snowballs at friends and 
strangers alike. As I stood in the 
midst of the chaos, occasionally 
being hit by a snowball myself, I 
thought, "This is just how 
Southern students would act." 

I've been in Russia for two 
months now. When I first got 
here, I noticed cultural diffe 

ences all the time. The thing that 
made me most uncomfortable 
was that I smiled constantly, 
and I knew that made me stand 
out. Now, I don't feel seLf-con- 
scious at all. As I've gotten to 
know my roommate and other 
friends here, the cultural differ- 
ences have slowly faded into the 
background. Instead of seeing 
Russians all around me, now 
I'm seeing friends and students, 
people I actually have quite a lot 
in common with. 

I think the same thing could 
be true with people we meet m 
our own culture. Maybe there 
are some people we don't under- 
stand; we think they are very 
different from us. But maybe if 
we laid our prejudices aside and 
took the time to get to know 
those people, we would start to 
see that we're not so different, 
after all. Like the Russians and 
me, we probably have more m 
common than we think. 

Halo 2 unleashed 


play with two friends m 
California and one in 
Michigan. Halo will bring 
Grades will drop, Internet nerds all over the world 
lag will rise, and all over the together, ushering in a new 
country boyfriends will disap- age for man. 
pear. I'm not talking about Halo 2 is a home wrecker, 
the next four years under the My answering machine is full 
Bush administration; I'm of messages (partly because 
talking about the impact of a I'm to busy playing Halo to 
video game called Halo 2. pick up the phone) of giri- 
Now I m not going to bore you friends wondering if I've seen 
with a review of Halo, because their boyfriends. I have 

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HURSDAY, December 2, 2004 

ndrew Bermudez 
hpinion Editor 


}ive your 
mns to God 

An American hummer 
rolled doivn a dusty, hostile 
street in Fallujah during the 
recent U.S. offensive there. 
Since nearly all the residents 
had fled the anny figured it was 
a good time to roll out theu 
new "weapon". Equipped on 
the side of the hummer was a 
small speaker which rambled 
out Arabic affirmations of the 
TV- of the msurgents and 
I how they would fulfill their 
' duty to Allah but surrendering 
and li\ing a peaceftil life. Safely 
protected by and armored 
vehicle and packing enough 
firepower to intimidate even 
the most hardened enemy, the 
soldiers propagated a message 
of peace; a message of surren- 

Zoom out until planet earth 
fills your view. What appears 
to be a bluish-green orb hang- 

I the \ 

1 of s 

really a war zone too. Only the 
guns and armor are replaced 
with forked tongues and evil 
thoughts and in reahty we are 
God's "Fallujah". And what 
really amazes me, is that He 
uses the same tactics. God 
patrols our streets too, looking 
for someone, anyone, that will 
surrender to Hun. He rolls up 
and down our neighborhoods 
and shouts out of a speaker in 
our language: "Give up, it's 
useless, let Me help you!" 
Never before in history has 
God so earnestly sought the 
surrender of the human race. 
He even commissioned three 
angels to circle the globe to 
warn us over and over and over 
again. The problem is, many of 
"s still thmk we can wm. 

Zoom in. Some of us say, "I 
^A 111 give up movies" but 
still watch all the trailers and 
read all the reviews. Is that 
really helping us get away fi-om 
I "?™' Some people say theyll 
■ Sw up meat but will "occa- 
sionally" sneak a few bites here 
and there. If you've found 

m'^.f '° '^'^ '^t'^So-y like 
»>'elf then it's unportant to 
P'ay about it. It is easy to wave 
2' '"hite flag and when you 
™* God's not looking, pick 
"PUie gun again! 

Surrender Yes, it's hum- 
S^dy^ifs often painful, 
j^'its the only choice. We hve 

a war zone and people are 
^^g every day on the losmg 
|^7'4ebatae. We muj 

J ""o t>od conies. 

2[l?J2iLservatism is more than politics 

cy, personal privacy, and govern 

Whateverhappenedtoconser- cr'e^v<^°l™!j,°V°i'^' 

s ju»i i,een a non, our federal deficit has bal- 

nations history, abolished the today, many conservative leaders 

gold standard during ttie Great are in tiie forefront of expanding 

Depression. Now, if our money the government's control over 

isn t losmg at least a couple per- our nation, 
cent of its value every year, Uber- It is truly sad that while Uber- 

„ .. ^ , ° ^ — •"-"■' ° "ou, uur reaeral ( 

president re-elected, who many looned to levels „.„„ k , , . 

liberals style as excessively con- seen Althou h ' " ™"^'"' ™"='=™tives als 

servative, that may seem hke a large part of that wa^ alike clamber for 

strange question for me to ask Hi.o f„ „„. j «/-i >vays to feed the spiral 

-Conservatism is ramine our s,!^, ft ■"■''" ConSCrVatism of inflation. 

,_ ,„ 'uiiiiuig our sures such as the eco- . n i, ^l 

nrthiJisTtSricco:' =";™""'*^ IS running our J:^:,- 

servafism I'm talking aC™; ha"s dt"Xo™ ^"""t^^'" ™«- ^-e failed the 

social neo-conservatism has a nothmg to cut spend- Zl" '" ""''°?"/ 

place, I beheve. I agree with many tag, even in areas unrelated tn . 1 «he ever-gro>ving fed- , „„ .„„.,., ..„_ 

of the stands our president and jL„,t areas unrelated to eral government. Conservatives camps of poUticians that leave 

other purported ?Zeta,i?es (rghSv T Me r™'".' T '"^"'™^'>' ''°°' ''''"'' everyone except die-hard liberals 

have taken on issues like g"vmr CI n,„„^' fr !, ' °'""""' allowing the federal government and social-issues-only "neo-cons" 

riage and abortion ^'"^""" ,„, '™,' ^r;'""'"^? ™f '' '<= »ake powers from slates and disappointed. We need leaders 

What has been lost in the,™ l'™^ ton, but uomcally, today it municipal governments, or who look for guidance to our 

Whathasbeenlostmtheargu- is the liberal Democrats who are infringe upon personal privacy. If nation's ConstiLon, our great 

calling tor spendtag cuts! you doubt that, just look at the history, and the constituents who 

Inflation, It barely existed until histoiyofsuch great conservative gave them their positions; rather 

franklin Roosevelt, one of the leaders as Patrick Henry, John C. than their corrupt parties and 

most hberal Presidents in our Calhoun, or Ronald Reagan. Yet their own self-seeking 

infuriated by the socially 
policies of 
Repubhcans m our government 
today, those of us who expect an 
equal level of conservative think- 
ing m other areas are left similar- 
ly wanting. What our nation 
needs is a broad spectrum of 
potential leaders, instead of t 

ments over such issues, however, 
is the fact that true conservatism 
touches more than social issues 
only. In areas such as fiscal poll- 

head to head: left 

Went to Florida.. .got a FEMA check 

Brian Lauritzen 

Just so we're clear: peace is 
patriotic. That's a statement. I 
intended it to be a statement 
(notice the period), but in my col- 
umn last week the editors decided 
to make my statement into a ques- 
tion. "Peace is patriotic?" As if I 
wasn't convinced. I am convinced 
and I wish this country's leaders 
were convinced. Peace IS patriotic. 

Having said that, there are other 
issues about which I am less con- 
vinced. For example, I'm not con- 
vinced that the Federal Emergency 

Sun-Sentinel, 10,786 Miami-Dade 
County residents have collected 
some $28 million in FEMA disaster 
relief funds related to Hurricane 
Frances. FEMA checks to these res- 
idents helped to replace thousands 
of television sets, air conditioners, 


I spent Thanksgiving break at 
my grandmother's house in Port St. 
Lucie, Florida, town that was rav- 
aged by hurricanes Frances and 
Jeanne. My grandmother lives in a 
retirement community where the 
homes are...weU...not the sturdiest 
structures in town. Her sunroom 
and carport were blown away. But 
she was pretty lucky considering 
her next door neighbor's home was 
completely demolished and about 
half of the homes in her subdivision 
lost their roofs. 

Even though it's been more than 
two months since the last hurricane 
hit Florida, residents are still strug- 
gling to rebuild their Uves. More 
than 25,000 homes were complete- 
ly destroyed and more than 
135,000 will have temporary roof- 
ing (tarps, etc.) until shingles that 
meet Florida building codes 
become available. Some say that 
won't happen until after the New 

I was surprised to hear how 
FEMA is responding. 

puters, and even cars. 

That's great news, right? Our tax 
doUars at work for the people of 
Florida. The government helping 
people get their lives back together. 
Except Hurricane Frances missed 
Miami-Dade County by more than 
100 miles. The county officially 
attributed no significant storm 
damage to Hurricane Frances. 

FEMA officials say "tornado- 
wind" is to blame for most of the 
damage claims in Miami-Dade 
County (six claims are listed as 
bemg caused by "ice/snow'O, but 
the National Weather Service 
reports no tornado activity or 
snowstorms in that area during 
Hurricane Frances, Oops again. 

Who is to blame for this mis- 
management? Wouldn't you like to 
know? We aU would, but FEMA 
Director Michael Brown rcfiises to 
answer questions. Two Florida con- 
gressmen have proposed a congres- 
sional investigation as well as a 
Government Accountability Office 
inquiry into the matter. 

Meanwhile, the residents in my 
grandmother's neighborhood patch 
the holes in their roofs, scrape the 
mold off their walls, and speculate 
about whether the government 
would be buying them a new T.V. if 
they had been living somewhere 

VS. right 


Tim Morse 

Linda Ronstadt. Some of you people are. Do you know why? 

may recognize the name. Because we've got TV cameras 

Somewhat of a celebrity in the over there. We have reporters 

music worid, Ms. Ronstadt has and analysts breaking down 

been in the news of late over everydays action. I'm not saying 

some things that she found it that these things are fundamen- 

necessary to say. Now I know tally bad, but it is a war. Those 

musicians having political opin- that would choose to present it 

ions is a novelty, but Ronstadt as otherwise (namely our main- 

definitely wants America to stream media) are being noth- 

know where she stands. ing short of detrimental to the 

'Teople don't realize that by strength of our society, 

jting Republican, they voted "They don't know anything 

against themselves," she said i 
a recent interview. Oh you're 
right Ms. Ronstadt - 59 million 
incredibly stupid 

about the Iraqis, but they'r 
angry and frustrated in their 
own lives." Once again, you are 
so right, Ms. Ronstadt. Never 

and misled that when they voted mind the thousands of people 
for George Bush they actually that Saddam Hussein slaugh- 
didn't realize they were being tered during nerve and chemical 

masochistic. But she doesn't 
stop there. 

"I worry that some people are 
entertained by the idea of this 
war. They don't know anything 
about the Iraqis, but they're 
angry and fhistrated in their 
own lives. It's like Germany, 
before Hitler took over. The 
economy was bad and people 
felt kicked around. They looked 
for a scapegoat. Now we've got a 
new bunch of Hitlers." 

I must admit, I knew that a 
lot of celebrities lacked signifi- 
cant amounts of gray matter, 
but this just blew me away. I'd From way out in left field, 

weapons tests, or just because 
he felt like it. We're just an over- 
bearing, angry-white-male 
nation that wants nothing more 
than to take our aggression out 
on weaker nations. 

"It's like Germany, before 
Hitler took over... now we've got 
a new bunch of Hitlers." You 
know, I'm not even sure I can 
comment on this one without 
laughing. Haha, nope, not 
gonna happen. The idiocy of 
that statement doesn't even 

like to dissect what she just said, 
if I may. 

"I worry that 
entertained by the idea of this 

less? Later in the interview, 
Ronstadt states that her 10-year 
old son likes to listen to Eminem 
encourages it 

While I don't believe that because "there's a compellmg 

what she's saying is tirue, lefs 
hypothesize and say that some 

iship and pathos there." 
I rest my c 

Thursday, December 2 


Melissa Turner 
Religion Editor 



God's Christmas gift to us Let's get fired up! 

Okay, okay, I admit it-I 
never should have done it. 
Even though I was a mere fledg- 
ling in the business of marriage, 
a novice husband, 1 should have 
known better than to buy my 
wife's Christmas gift at the gro- 
cery store. But I did it, so I may ent. She swooped it up and 
as well confess (notwithstand- 

ing Mark Twain's adage: 
"Confession is good for the soul, 
but bad for the reputation"). 

In our little apartment in 
Chattanooga, Mary had cleared 

a place for the few gifts that we have, you really shouldn't h: 
would open when Christmas she said." Little did she know! 
arrived. She tends to enjoy hoi- As Christmas drew near, mj 

my wife. And it saves money on clubs, and she doesn t play golf 

our food budget. Moreover, she Why? Because it was clear that 

can't help but think this is real- her husband had stinted m buy- 

ly funny when she opens the ing her a good gift. He had 

gift " Boy. was I wrong! shown little love in this gift that 

So I made the purchase, took was as romantic as a new garage 

my treasure home, wrapped it door opener. If it s the thought 

up and placed it with the other that counts, as the saying goes 

gifts Mary arrived home from then she might have concluded 

work and spied her new pres- that I didn't think much of her. 

ent. She swooped it up and As I think about the gift I 

shook it a bit, but after she gave that first Christmas, I 

noticed it was rather heavy, she notice a remarkable contrast 

concluded that it must be a with another gift, the greatest 

rather substantial and valuable gift that has ever been given, 

ejft. "God so loved the world," 

"Oh, Greg, you shouldn't declares the most famous verse 
in the Bible, "that He gave His 
only Son." God did not stint on 
that gift. He did not try to get by 

idays and festive occasions 
more than me, and was antici- 
pating this special Christmas 
together, our first as a married 

As Christmas approached, I 
made a whopper of a mistake 
while buying a few items 

wife occasionally picked up the 
gift, trying to figure out what it 
was. I started to feel uncomfort- 
able, realizing that she might 
not see the humor in this like I 
had expected. But what could I 
do? I didn't have the nerve to 
inform her that her splendid 

grocery store. As] was browsing husband had wrapped 
through the section of meat lousy cans of food (or is it her 
substitutes, I noticed that lousy husband had wrapped 

FriChik was on sale. \ don't 
recall the exact price, but it 
seemed like a bargain, Spotting 
this tremendous deal inspired 
me with an ingenious idea. 

"Alia!" I thought. "HI buy a 
case of FriChik, wrap it up and 
give it as a Christmas present to 


splendid cans of food?). 
:e, I was trapped. 

with the least expense possible, 
He did not offer us something 
He had bought at a bargain 
basement price. Rather, He 
gave everything that He had! 

Speaking of this gift, Ellen 
White states, "All heaven has 
been poured out in one rich 
gift— for when God gave His 
Son, He gave the choicest gift of 
heaven" (Selected Messages, 
vol. 1, p. 324). In light of this 
gift, what else can we do but 

Christmas Eve arrived. The respond with Paul, "Thanks be 

gifts were opened, including to God for His indescribable 

one rather heavy package, that gift!" (2 Cor. 9:15). What else 

she didn't find particularly can we do but turn our lives 

ftinny. She appreciated it as over to One who has given so 

much as she would new golf much for us? 

It is time to be responsible 

It's a natural reaction for 
humans to shift the blame 
onto someone else. It all start- 
ed in the Garden of Eden, 
when God asked Adam about 
the fruit he had just eaten and 
Adam said it was because of 
Eve that he had eaten the for- 
bidden fruit. Adam reacted as 
though Eve had forced the 
fnnt down his gullet, with an 
evil laugh and a glint in her 
eye! Didn't Adam have a 
choice in the matter? When it 
came time for Eve to answer 
God, she pointed al the crafty 
serpent who smooth-talked 
her into doing something she 
just couldn't resist. Eve react- 
ed as though the serpent bad 
mesmerized her and lulled her 
into greedily scoffing down the 
forbidden fruit. But didn't Eve 
have a choice in the matter? 

And don't we have a choice 
in whether we let ourselves 
tiptoe too closely around the 
transition point bctiveen safe- 
ty and sin? Then why do we so 
easily shift our blame onto 

someone else's shoulders? 

During the recent presiden- 
tial elections I received some 
interesting forwarded emails. 
One such message entitled 
"Why is our world crumbling 
apart?''caught my attention. 

The message referred to an 
Early Show interview in which 
Billy Graham's daughter, 
Anne, claimed that among the 
reasons for the 9/11 terrorist 
attack is the problem that our 
nation has taken God and 
prayer out of our schools. She 
said, "I believe God is deeply 
saddened by the 9/11 attacks, 
just as we are, but for years 
we've been telling God to get 
out of our schools, to gel out of 
our government and to get out 
of our lives." 

It is not the fault of the gov- 
ernment, the public school 
system, Holl)ivood or even 
God that our society and our 
world are the way they are 
today. Everj' day we each have 
choices to make about the way 
we are going to live our lives. 
Are we going to seek God and 
have prayerand devotions?-er 

are we going to do our own 
thing during the week and try 
to catch up on the weekends? 

We need to first worry 
about our own spiritual condi- 
tions before we go pointing 
fingers at the rest of the world. 
If in our homes and as individ- 
uals we are truly seeking God 
and are allowing Him to 
change our lives, then more 
positive changes will be exhib- 
ited in the grander scheme of 

Ms. Graham is right, in one 
sense, that we've been telling 
God to get out of our lives. We 
like holding onto our Christian 
name, while at the same time 
holdmg hands ivith the worid 
We can choose to follow Jesus 
in the path of life or we can 
choose to follow our oivn path 
through the muck of sin and 
sadness. There is no middle 
path or compromise-we have 
to make a decision. And in the 
end, It IS our choice as to what 
the outcome of our lives ^vill 
be-nobody is forcing us not 
even God. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I am 
tired. I am worn out and frus- 
trated by arguments in the 
church centering on two direc- 
tions that people want to go. 
One direction is to make our 
church relevant to our modem 
day society that focuses on 
entertaining people and mak- 
ing the way easy and hght. The 
second direction is to stay 
mired in lukewarm tradition. 
The founders of our church 
didn't make the message rele- 
vant or give in to the tradition 
of the day. More importantly, 
Jesus didn't either. He didn't 
change His message even 
though it sometimes went 
against the tradition the 
Pharisees taught and honored. 
Nor did He change His mes- 
sage to be easy and lightheart- 
ed. Just ask the rich young 
ruler who kept all the com- 
mandments, but couldn't sell 
his possessions to follow Jesus. 
Jesus kept His message true 
and preached without worrying 
about upsetting the status quo, 
in fact Jesus wanted to upset 
the status quo, because when 
we become so intent on keep- 
mg tradition, we become satis- 
fied with where we are, and we 
should never be satisfied with 
where we are. This worid is not 
our home! 

There's a lot of questions as 
to why the youth aren't staying 
in the church. I believe (having 
grown up in the church myself) 
that the answer is not because 
church is not relevant, but that 
young people don't see religion 
being lived. Let me explain. 
When we hear one thing at 
church on Sabbath, and then 
see people living differently 
during the week, we think, 
what's the point? When we 
church members talking 

about so and so, or we 
have worship in iurhom*;;; 

youth leaders giving off-col 
remarks, what is the poio, 
What we need is not Christia, 
rock! We need people to Z 
fired up about God! That u 
where the difference is! If pj^ 
pie are fired up about God 
then no more talking about M 
and so, no more not havin, 
worship, and no more off-cofer 
jokes. If we see the God He 
bemg lived, it inspires us. 

We have to get beyond tlie 
idea of staying where we are. In 
Revelation, Jesus says that it is 
better to be hot or cold, 
because if you are lukewami 
He will spew you from His 
mouth. To me, that says that 
we've got to get hot! If we sUy 
where we are, just keepijg 
everyone satisfied, not causing 
anyone to get offended or step- 
ping on anyone's toes, we're 
just keeping the status quo. We 
have to start firing people up! 
When the Word is preached 
with abandon, God will show 
up. God just needs men and 

who are fired up enough about 
Him that they don't care what 
people think because they are 
going to give His message the 
way He wants it given. I'm tired 
of sermons where it seems the 
pastor isn't excited about what 
he is preaching. If you are giv- 
ing the Word of God, how can 
you not be excited? When I feel 
God in my soul, I can't help but | 
get fired up! It is imperative 
that we don't just have knowl- 
edge of God in our minds, 
where we know what is right 
But we also need to feel emo- 
tion for God, where we want to 
do what's right. The balans 
between knowing what is right, 
and havmg the deep desire ot | 
wanting to do it, will make ns 
get fired up. 

Church Schedule 



Chattanooga First 

11:00 a."' 


9:00 & 11:30 a-"- 

Collegedale- The Third 

10:00 & 11:30 a-^ 

Collegedale Community 

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Collegedale Spanish-American 


Hamilton Community 

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New Life 

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Standifer Gap 

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""^j^i^o undefeated teams 
squared off; unfortunately for 
one of those teams, only one 
would remain unbeaten. The 
Sideouts scored early and often, 
using some key plays from 
Jason Castro and James Miller 
lo lead their team to victory 
over Diggin For You, 21-13. 
Diggin For You just could not 
seem to pull it together, as they 
had players stumbhng across 
the court, unsure of their next 
move. Starring for the losing 
side was Justin McNeilus, who 

had a few loyal fans cheering 
his team on. Stephanie Jaeger 
and Jennifer Cherne, two 
diehard fans, cheered so much 
that they could barely speak the 
next day. Jaeger especially was 
pleased with McNeilus' efforts, 
even going so far as to say. "He 
is the best volleyball player at 
Southern!" Nobody was quite 
sure if, in fact, she had checked 
out the final score or not. Andre 
Castlebuono and Banner 
Downs also played with great 
passion as well. Unfortunately, 
it was too much of Sideout to 

ICoutans get bopped 

On Thursday, Nov. i8, Bop It 
I defeated the Coutans, 13-12. 
I Things were shaky right from 
I the start for the Coutans. They 
i only five players show up, 
I while Bop It has tiieir fuU squad 
of 7 (only 6 play on the court at 

Bop It showed great commu- 
nication tliroughout the game 
after a slow start, helping their 
teammates when the ball was 
up for grabs. The same could 
not be said for the Coutans, who 
allowed several balls to drop for 
points, courtesy of server 
Jennifer Cherne for Bop It. 
I Emily Wilkens also played 
I extremely well for Bop It, even 
dding a spike in the second 
Towards the end of the sec- 

ond game however, the ref 
made a questionable call on a 
set, and awarded the point to 
the Coutans. Cherne voiced her 
displeasure with the ref after- 
wards. When asked if the verbal 
altercation threw her and her 
team off of their game (the 
Coutans scored several points in 
a row after the incident), Cherne 
said, Tou are fabricating this 
story to be more than it really 
is." The ref was not available for 

Clarrissa Lmcoln, an injured 
player for the Coutans, after 
being asked if she would have 
helped out her team had she 
been playing, said "Even with a 
broken finger." In a rare show of 
good sportsmanship after the 
game, both teams played the 
final set for fun, a great way to 
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Katie Sheffield 

There were powerful players 
on both sides of the UCLA- 
Humdingers match. UCLA won 
the first game 25-20. 

The highlight of the first 
game was Jeff Dickerson doing 
the splits to retrieve an errant 
ball, which I think can be seen 
as symbolic of Team UCLA's 
intensely passionate spirit. On 
the other side, the 
Humdingers' Jason 

Horinouchi impressed with his 

effortless, almost languid sets. 
The Humdingers won the sec- 
ond game 25-21, effectively 
tying the match, with Leif 
Ramsey dominating tlie court 
for the rest of the game. He had 
some amazingly tricky-looking 
spikes and his jump serves 
were nothing to sneeze at. 

For the opposing team, Cint 
SouSou was a bastion of defen- 
sive excellence with his very 
tidy digs and blocks. UCLA 
would have been in some trou- 
ble without him. Having forced 

a tliird game, Humdingers won 
the matchup 16-14. However, 
there were a couple times that 
more than one enthusiastic 
Humdinger appeared to really 
want to hit the ball at the same 
time, resulting in a few crashes. 
UCLA seemed to feed off each 
other's energy levels. They are 
an enthusiastic team that will 
not hesitate to perform little 
dances if tilings are going well. 
The Humdingers appear to 
confine themselves to the 
obligatory individual grunts. 

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57, Sullenness 

58. Fitzgerald 

60, Elizabeth Arden runs one 

61, Hovel 
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Beautifiil Iliger's Macaw for 
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are a large cage on wheels, a 
smaller cage for travelmg, a 
manzanita perch, accessories, 
tjaining videos, extra food and 
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trade. Call 396-2501 evenings 
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|~ Apartments | 

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20" T.V.Used but works 

Desktop Computer for Sale 
$100.00 Ethernet Ready Great 
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Microsoft Softivare included for 
those late night papers and 
much much more. For more 
details Contact Sharon @ 423- 

12" Mac IBook "snow" G3 
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Carrying case. Very nice 
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Like New "Platinum" Game 
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carrying case $45.00 obo Call 


2 chandeliers - One is a Brass 
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other is a Brass Colonial with five 
arms, complete with globes 
$40.00 Call 344-6931 

Marian Magoon 396-9206 or e- 
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you with a order book and forms 

Nike sunglasses with dark 
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Excellent condition also 1950's 
Kay Mandolin. Good condition. 
$125 call Jamey at 396-9656 or 

Rock Chmbing Shoes Anasazi 
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Brand Spanking New $85Call 
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Evenings are best 

HyperUte Wakeboard 

Bindings, 3060, Size Large.great 
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Palomar Mt. bike. Good con- 
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comes w/pump St H20 bottle, 
contact Michael© mdcrab- , rm* 236- 
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leave a message. 

-old Epiphone guitar 
for sale.Rarely used, includes 
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new, will sell for $400 obo.Call 
Eric at 236-732. 

Great Ibanez 4 string bass! 2 
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deep blue color, hard case, strap, 
tuner, stage stand, small 15 watt 
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waiting to be played, just needs 
someone who wants to! $500 
obo. Needs to sell! contact 
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Kelly at 678-485-7977 

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Leather, Power everything 
CD/Tape/AM/FM, ' K81N 
Airfilter, Cmise, Clean Carfax 
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no problems. $88ooobo Contact 
Andy at 423-503-5031 or email 

98 Saab Turbo SE, 91K, 
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4-door, automatic, $l8oo OBO. 
Call 423.313.4905. 

White Geo Metro 1993 2 door, 
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Transportation Asking $850 Call 
(423)802-2120 Anytime 

WOW! Low Miles! LOOK! 
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Runs Great, Still very fast, 
$4000. Call Anthony at 423- 

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V6 4.0 liter engine, automatic 
transmission. Power windows 
and locks, moon roof, privacy 
glass, roof rack, CD player. 
$1,800 . a great deal! Call Carlos 
at 423-236-6845 or email 

1990 Acura Integra, automat- 
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30 mpg, $2400 253-797-4578 
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1988 Black Astro Van 
Automatic transmission JUST 
rebuilt by SAU ASE Certified 
Technicition, too much money 
invested, will sell for $850 OBO! 
I will not refuse a reasonable 
offer! Power windows/locks! 
Call Andrew at (423) 236-4343, 
(828) 280-3585 or e-mail at 
HURRY! First Offer may steal 
tliis great deal! 

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help. Flexible hours, friendly 
atmosphere, minutes from 
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Volume. 60, Issue. 12 

World aids tsunami victims 

Omar Bourne 

Assistant Nevus Editor 



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Association is encouraging 
students to donate a small 
amount to help in world 
efforts for tsunami victims in 
Southeast Asia. 

SA President Melvin Taylor 
said the association realized 
something needed to be done 
to assist in the relief efforts so 
they thought students could 
combine their resources and 
make a big impact. 

"We would like for you to 
donate at least $i to the 
cause," Taylor said in an e- 
mail sent out to the student 

The tsunami that hit 
Southeast Asia Dec. 25 killed 
more than 150,000 and left 
thousands of others homeless. 
Countries from all over the 
world have given billions to 
aid the victims. 

Students believe everyone 
on Southern's campus can 
donate $1 each. 

"Everyone has there own 
financial situations and $1 is 
something reasonable that 
everyone can contribute," said 
Pierre Monice, freshman the- 
ology major. 

SA is hoping students will 
donate about $2,000. In turn, 
the Student Senate is willing to 
match up to $2,000. 

The matching money will 

Sumatran men brave the dust generated by a helicopter while Cpl Ryan Lobul, : 
hands out a sack of rice at a remote village north of Meulaboh, Indonesia 1 


come from profits from last 
semester's care package proj- 
ect and additional money from 
previous projects. 

Students have until Jan. 14 
to make donations to the 
Student Services office in the 
Student Center. If the office is 
closed, they can give their 
donations to Taylor. The dona- 
tions collected will go to The 

Samaritan Center who will 
work with the Adventist 
Development and Relief 
Agency (ADRA) and their 
relief efforts. 

The cash donations will be 
given to ADRA, who will pro- 
vide food, shelter and water 
rafions for the victims. 

"One of ADRA's specialties 
is equipping a country that has 

been affected by disaster to 
recover," said Kimberly 
Schlangen, with the Samaritan 

Schlangen wants people to 
continue supporting the relief 
efforts since it will take a long 
time to rebuild the lives and 
homes of the victims. 

See Tsiuiami, Pg. 2 

Village Market bakery closed Monday 

The Village Market Bakery 
shut down its ovens for the 
final time Monday. 

The Village Market will now 
sell baked items from other 
bakeries that don't use preser- 
vatives like Great Harvest 
Bread Co. and Niedlov's 
Breadworks, according to an 
e-mail from Dale Bidwell, vice 
president for financial admin- 

"The bakery will no longer 
be making bread, but buying 
bread from bakeries that still 
provide features for theh cus- 
tomers," Bidwell said. 

The change at the market, 
which was decided by the uni- 

versity, came as a surprise to 
many employees. 

"We knew nothing about 
it," said former Village Market 
baker Harold Johnson. 

The bakery closed because 
they were losing money, 
resulting in three employees 
losing their jobs, Bidwell said. 

"The cost of goods to make 
bread and the cost of labor 
was too high in comparison to 
what [we] receive for the sale 
of bread," he said. 

Some students, like 
Kenwyn Sealy, a senior theol- 
ogy major and avid village 
market bread consumer, think 
the bakery closing makes it 
harder for healthy shoppers. 

"It reduces the number of 

choices of health-i 
individuals," Sealy said. 

But he also thinks others 
may benefit as a result of the 

"I think it provides an 
opportunity for entrepreneurs 
in the area to fill a void that 
has been created," Sealy said. 

Some of the new vendors 
the Village Market will be 
using are Old Mill Bread Co., 
located in Knoxville; Great 
Harvest Bread Co., located in 

Chattanooga: and Niedlov's 
Breadworks, which specializes 
in European-style breads, also 
located in Chattanooga. 

The former employees are 
receiving assistance in finding 
work and are eligible to apply 
for any other openings on 
campus, Bidwell said. 

"We are trying to help them 
find a job, but they will have to 
take the initiative to investi- 
gate those unfilled positions," 
he said. 

Former baker Johnson said 
he went looking for a job at 
human resources, but there 
was only one job and the 
human resources director was 

See Bakery Pg. 3 



conti nued from P.I 

"Once the media coverage 
dies down six months from 
now Uie people are still going 
to need help," SchJangen said. 

Taylor said even though we 
cannot go to Southeast Asia, 
our donations are a way of 
helping and ministering from a 

Schlangen agrees. 

"By supporting ADRA we 
give them the opportunity to 

be i 



shoulder to cry on and the 
smile that gives them [the vic- 
tims] hope to realize that 
things are going to get better," 
she said. 

If anyone would like to con- 
tinue helping, they can take 
monetary donations to the 
front desk of the Samaritan 
Center from lO a.m. to 4 p.m., 
Monday - Thursday, or mail 
them to the Samaritan Center, 
9231 Lee Highway, Ooltewah 
Tenn., 37363. Checks should 
be marked for tsunami relief. 
People can also donate online 


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out sick for two days. 

"I think tliat's a dirty deal," 
he said. "As far as there being 
any help, there has not been. 
There's no excuse for treating 
workers like that." 

The bakery gave the work- 
ers a termination settlement, 
which is part of their termina- 
tion policy. 

Village Market Manager 
Jim Burrus said he feels bad 
about the decision. 

"I wish I didn't have to do 
what we did." 

81.1% increase in incoming traf- 
fic on the network as of Friday, 
Dec. 10, 2004. These traffic logs 
are updated every five minutes, 
and also record the weekly, 
monthly, and yearly network 

(IS) chose MCI a 
there was a bidding process in 
which four IP companies pre- 
sented IS with their packages 
and the benefits of their servic- 
es. After a two-month decision 

period, IS finally chose MCI traffic, 
because they had the best offer With this mcrease in network 

and the most benefits for access and bandwidth, the net- 

Soudiem. work controls and policies 

After assessing the situation remain the same. Currently, IS 

at that time, Information is mainly interested m observ- 

Systems (IS) decided that AT&T mg the downloading patterns of 

was no longer able to meet those who use the network 

Southerns needs. (Ethernet). 

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bind eight," said Doni forced to take it away," said 

Mihaescu, associate director of Mihaescu. 
digital networking in the IS One thing that has changed is 

department. the speed with which a web 

Tl's are digital transmission page loads, and the time it takes 

links used to connect a network to download something off the 

across remote distances. So the Inlemet- 

Thursday, Janua ry^ 

How low can you limbo? 

Pholo by Raz Calarami 
Oswald Fletcher fEiUs as he attempts the limbo Saturday night at 
the Midwinter party in Dies P.E. Center. 

SAU in top colleges 

Southern has been ranked 
among the best coUeges in 
America by the U.S. News & two schools, 

Adventist students base their I 
decisions on such a ranking, but I 
it could be helpful to someone I 
itruggling to choose between I 


more Tl's you bind together, the 
larger the connection. 

This means that with AT&T 
Southern had to divide its net- 

In the future IS would like to 
look into other IP services such 
as Voice Over IP (VOIP), which 
may include things like free long 

Adventist student who is consid- 1 
ering Southern. Comparing a 
school's graduation rate ot 
majors offered could help final- 1 
;e a student's decision. 
Several other Seventh-day I 
Adventist colleges made the hsl I 

work availability into eight distance phone calls, 
parts. Tlie dorms used four Ti Overall, IS is happy with the 

lines, and the other four lines changes that have been made, 
were split between the profes- "We're very excited," said 

sors and the departments. This Mihaescu, "We hope to pass it 

is why the best time to access [the excitement] on to the stu- 

the network from the dorms dents because no one likes to 

was late at night, because dur- wait around for a web page to 

ing the night no department was load." 

The Southern Accent 

Andrew Bekmudkz Sonya Reaves 


Melissa Turner 


World Report 

In the 2005 edition of 
America's Best College; 
Southern is ranked number 34 of 
the "Best Comprehei 
Colleges— Bachelor's" in 

The rankmgsm the U.S. News this year, as well. Oakwood | 
report are helpftil to prospective College is number . 
students and their parents, who same category as Southeni. I 
can compare ft^hman retention Pacific Union College ranked | 
rates, graduation rates, and cam- number 15 among 
pus diversity rates of hundreds Comprehensive 
of colleges and universities. 

Carrie Thomas, a sophomore 
marketing major, said she does- 
n't think most Seventh-day sities. 

This year. Southern vi 

Bachelor's" in the West I 
Andrews Universi^ was listed in I 
the third tier for national uuiva^ I 

Jermaine Andraues 



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;havingoneoffliehigliestral« | 
of graduation for its categoiy- 1 
is also listed as having a relativt- 1 
ly high level of campus diveraV f 
The report ranks school divera^ | 
on a scale of o.o 
Southern falls at .41. ' 
with the highest score » 
Southern's category was Clayt™ 1 
CoUege and State UniveralJ » 
Georgia, with a score of .S^^ I 
Oakwood made die list m» 1 

score of .08; Andrew score 
.63 in the Northern catego'V 
Sierra University, in Cal.f""» 
ranked high ivifli a .73- 

Students mterested in "^^ 
ing more statisd^^ * 


Southern 1 

other schools [f"'"^,,,, S I 
reviewed by the U.S. ^^| I 
World Report can ^ I 
ivwiv.usn«vs.cora and » , | 
free version ot tne c ^^^ 
offered on the website _ 
provides basic in'» ,, 
about the schools, iw . 
sion and a print edition •- 
available for purchase. 

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Janu ary 13, 2005 MPWe 

' — ; ~ ^ The Southern Accent 3 

ig pianos frustrate music school and students 

\NETZKO seven upright oianos Pv^n. t->i^„ ..„ .... 

don't match the 

^^,- I^MEEKO seven upright pmnos even' taken ,ts toll on the current 

'-"•■' nt: Tte end"""?,."""'" ^^ Many are out ™Ze 

,, .« bad has left fte Bald.™ w"el: tht u s'e" ^:ZV' T^TT' '^^ 

A - ., 1- ■ .r V^ ^^^ "iirnidity problems Mabel VVonH 

h,„,, „| .uusic with poor quah- P.anos After five year. Bald™ Hall has had The V^T^A^. 

F^os and annoyed students found ftey were loosing money als stickwhen presseddm™ 

^gd«schooltofindvvaysto ™th the agreement and can- There is not enough money in 

""!,„"■ ^. . fte budget to buy all new 

itwasnobigsurpnse,-said replacements. Dr. Scott Ball 

Dr. Bruce Ashton, a music and dean of music, said he .vants to 

piano professor^ buy three new pianos every t^vo 

,^l ™f department had years. A new upright piano costs 

gotten nd of fteu- old pianos to behveen $7,000 and $8 000 

make room for the Bald.vins. and a new grand piano costi 

men the agreement was can- bet.veen $25,000 and $30,000 
celled, 10 pianos were gone with 
no money to buy new ones. 

"We found pianos to put in 
the rooms but they were not 
good quaUty," Ashton said. 
Age and wear and tear has 

the proble 
The pianos 
uIiH' of the musicians, 

n MtClannahan, a junior 



il nt music has had a 
ini iKwer, better pianos 
n agreement with Baldwin 
; went sour about four 

Southern had an agreement 
wth Baldwin pianos about nine 
jeare ago to get three grand and 

Ashton and Ball both ^,.^^ 
that Ackerman auditorium's 
grand piano is next on the prior- 
ity list under practice pianos. 
The piano is over 15 years old 
and has been used extensively. 


File photo by S 
inahan, a student of Dr. Ashton, practices 
n Mabet Wood Hall. 

CoUegedale police use Tasers 

The ne.\'t time you have an 
incident with the CoUegedale 
police, you may be shocked - 

The CoUegedale police are 
no\^ ciirying new Tasers 
while on patrol. The Tasers 
deliver ,50.000 volts of elec- 
tricity from two electrodes for 
five seconds from up to 21 feet 
away. The subject is tem- 
porarily paralyzed, allowing 
the officers to subdue them, 
"They have a gun and a 
why do they need a 
Taser? After all, it's 
CoUegedale, not Atlanta," 
1 Sara Smart, junior nurs- 

Reports show that Tasers 
be used on every suspect, 
lut cause no permanent dam- 
ige. The report also shows 
hat they decrease injury to 
»th officers and suspects. 
"I think it's a good idea, 
<i it's also handy in case 
need to herd some cat- 
said Angela Carver, sen- 
"' advertising major. 
In order to use the Tasers, 
complete a 12 
»"r training program outlin- 
"" usage procedures. At the 
"f Ihe training, the offi- 
's receive certification in 

officers feel more 
ible carrying another 
re resulting to deadly 

Z,T^ guus," said Police 

™ Dennis Cramer. 

,t"°f the officer 


' "le Taser 

f f " "»"<i the effects of 
lided !!"■ '""''"S that it 
■ ,"""■■= of a sense of 
Tasers should be 

'llkl'I'"^ officers have not 
'«ers to shock any- 

one, but they have drawn it on 
a suspect, who immediately 

Tasers give the officers 
another means to subdue sus- 
pects, which can be helpful 
when dealing with people 
under the influence of drugs 
or alcohol. 

! mth the 

were trained to 

**!! the 

Taser trivia 

The gun: Tasers are 
handheld de'vices that 
shoot two probes 
attached to wires that 
can extend up to 21 

The shock: Tasers 
emit a peak of 50,000 
volts of electricity. The 
electrical current can 
penetrate clothing 2 
inches thick. 
How it works: The 
electrical current over- 
whelms the central 
nervous system for five 
seconds, incapacitating 
the target. 

The power: The X26 
model uses two lithi- 
um batteries. The 
older M26 takes eight 
AA high-output alka- 
line batteries or eight 
AA rechargeable nickel 
metal hychide batter- 

The history: The 
Taser was created in 


The cost: Tasers aver- 
age between $400 and 
$800 each. 

Source: Taser International 

Bio-physics optical tweezers trap bacteria 

MIT, Stanford, Harvard, 
Berkeley, Johns Hopkins and 
Cornell have something in com- 
mon with Southern, and it's not 
that they're all located in the 
United States. 

The biology and physics 
department have constructed a 
pair of optical tweezers, putting 
Southern in the relatively exclu- 
sive realm of undergraduate insti- 
tutions to have such a device, and 
in line with several Ivy League 

"This is fairly cutting-edge 
technology," said Dr. Chris 
Hansen, physics professor. 
"Optical tweezers are being used 
for hi-tech research." 

Students and facult>' have used 
the tweezers to trap latex beads 
500 times smaller than a 0.05mm 
pencil lead with a tighUy-focused 
laser beam. Their goal is to even- 
tually trap bacteria. 

The medical world is using the 
same technology in breakthrough 
research. In 2003, Berkeley Lab 
biophysicist Carlos Bustamante 

and his research group used opti- 
cal tweezers to measure the force a 
bacteriophage, a virus that infects 
bacteria, required to inject itself 
into a cell. From this, the 
researchers discovered the way 
certain viruses inject their DNA in 
the cells of other organisms, mov- 
ing closer to prevention. 

Dr. Ann Foster, a biology pro- 
fessor at Southern, hopes to use 
the optical tweezers to discover 
how sticky bacteria are, helping 
learn about infections, especially, 
witii knee or hip replacements. 
The stickiness can be calculated by 
the difficulty of pulling the bacte- 
ria off another object with die 

"Even though the parts are dis- 
infected, there is still a chance of 
infection," Hansen said. "Knowing 
how strongly bacteria hold onto 
objects would allow the surface of 
the implant to be washed to pre- 
vent it from sticking." 

The idea of building optical 
tweezers first came to Hansen 10 
years ago after hearing Dr. Steven 
Chu speak on optical trapping. 
Chu later received the Nobel Prize 

p bacteria. 

for his research. Although 
intrigued, Hansen shelved the 
idea. In 2001, a Harvard under- 
graduate presented a paper on 
building simple optical tweezers, 
and Hansen's idea resurfaced. 

Combining his interest with 
Foster's study of bacteria, the proj- 
ect received funding. The tweezers 
have been completed with the help 
of several biophysics majors. 



Community Service Day 2005 

Mon.U-n. 17, MLK day 

Thursday, Jaj ^^^T^ 



California rescuers still search 

Rescuers searching with 
shovels, their bare hands and 
tiny video cameras dro 
into holes found the bodies i 
a v/oman and three of h( 
children before 
Wednesday, bringing 
death toll from a mudslid. 


side hamlet 

officials said. 

Ventura County Fire Capt, 
Danny Rodriguez said the 
bodies were found 
worked around the clock for a 
second straight night, 
swarming over the debris pile 
under a clear sky and power- 
ful lights. 

Officials said 13 people 
remained missing after 
Monday's 30-foot-deep mud- 
slide, which was triggered by 
five days of nearly nonstop 
rain. It was not immediately 
known if that number includ- 
ed the four people found 
Tuesday. With the 10 known 
dead at La Conchita, the 

-TeleBram, Stephen 

Long Beach Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team members 
work on a man rescued from the Los Angeles River early Monday. 
Nine deaths have been linked to a series of storms that have 
unleashed flash floods and mudslides, forced evacuations and closed 
roads and schools. 


California has 
risen to 25 since Friday. 

Gov. Schwarzenegger 

planned to visit the area 

The days of torrential rain 
also triggered fatal traffic 
accidents all across the state, 
knocked out power to hun- 
dreds of thousands, imper- 

iled hillside homes and 
caused flash floods. 

Rescuers got a break 
Tuesday when the rain finally 
stopped. National Weather 
Service forecaster Stuart Seto 

lid cle 


Tsunami survivor floats at 



A tsunami survivor rescued 
after 15 days adrift in tlie 
Indian Ocean recounted 
Tuesday Iiow lie lived on 
coconuts tliat floated by, tear- 
ing them open witli his teeth. 

The 21-year-old survivor, 
Ari Afrizai, was picked up 
Sunday by a container ship 
after being swept out to sea 
by the tsunami from a beach- 
front construction site in 
Aceh. He is the third 
Indonesian to be rescued and 
brought to Malaysia. 

"The earthquake lasted 
about 15 minutes," Ari said 
after the ship docked at Port 
Klang near the capital of 
Kuala Lumpur. "Then the 
waves came, big, big waves 
that slammed down hard on 

Ari, who appeared fit 
despite the ordeal, said he 
saw four of his friends grab 
pieces of debris or uprooted 
trees, "but we drifted away 
from each other as the waves 
rolled us out further into the 

For a while, he lay on a 5- 
foot-long plank, weak and 

"My throat was burning. 
The sun was hot. I had cuts all 
over my body. The salt water 
was stinging. 1 couldn't even 

•rsun»mi,umvor Indonesian Ari Afixad, kft, offe" p™y°m ^,!;;°i;;! 
wounded compotriol Rl,.ol Shnhpntra nt o ho.piul in Haig o".^ 

of KunlaLumpor.Maluysin, Tuesday. ~"as. ouMKirts 

find my voice to call out to aboard 

ftev'anTrin- '^'™'"?^ °" *"> '5th day, Ari said he 

they all drifted away and 1 awoke and saw the container 

was a 1 alone -he said in an ship bearing do™ on Wm 

interview with The Associated He attracted it. JL„^ T' 

Press from his hospital bed. wav?n^ h^^JhL v".'!-''*' 

God YT'r'''''i- ' ""' »d"''shouti:g''in"''SS 

God I don I want to die. ... I "Tolong! Tolongi' - "He n^ 

worried about my elderly par- Help'" ^ 

ents and asked for a chance to Tl,o . ■ 

ken (boat) floated toward me "umrilH , ' -1'"' ™' 

a few days later.- ^"HJnsed to see "a ft-ail-look- 

He ended up staying on the "ffteTaft™"^"^"" *" >"" 

listing boat for five days Also inrf ■ 

before spotting a large hr,\Z, '"''™«« said it 

unmanned raft 4h a hm on of dd IZ' ?' ^°'^"'"'^ 

It. He swam up to it and T j ^^^ ^^ "P'^iing a 

foundagallonb^tu'e-ofwaTet '^ZLtZT """'■ "^ 

Ridge seeks citizens' fingerprints 

Outgoing Homeland Securit>' Secretary Tom Ridge^aid 
Wednesday the United States should put the fingerprints of ■ ■ 
zens traveling abroad on their passports. "If we're going to iT 
the rest of the world to put fingerprints on their passports w 
ought to put our fingerprints on our passports, " Ridge toM a° 
room fiill of homeland secm-ity experts at a morning speech 
the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 

Indonesia -wants aid wrorkers' nampJ 


Indonesia's military asked aid groups in tsunami-stricken i 
Monday to draw up a hst of international relief workers _ ami ii I 
report on their movements _ as fears arose for the safety of for- f 
eigners helping survivors in a region wracked by rebellion long 
before the waves hit. The request underlined the unease ivith 
which Indonesia has faced the growth of the biggest aid opera- 
tion in history, replete with foreign soldiers and civilian human. I 
itarian workers. 

Ex-prosecutor gets homeland post 

WASHmCTON (A P) ^^__ 

President Bush on Tuesday chose federal appeals court judge 
Michael Chertoff to be his new Homeland Security chief, turn- 
ing to a former federal prosecutor who helped craft the early 
war on terror strategy. "Mike has shown a deep commitment to I 
the cause of justice and an unwavering determination to protect | 
the American people," Bush said, '^ike has also been a key 
leader in the war on terror." 

Security issues may limit Iraq vote 


Some areas of Iraq will probably be too unsafe to take part in 
the Jan. 30 elections, Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Tuesday I 
in his first acknowledgment of limited voting, and he promised | 
to increase the size of the army in the face of a bloody insur- 
gency, whose latest victims included 13 Iraqis killed by two 
bombings. Allawi also spoke by telephone Tuesday with 
President Bush for about 10 minutes to reaffirm the iraportaiiK| 
of holding the elections as scheduled, the White House said. 

U.S. ends Iraq weapons hunt 


The search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has quietly | 
concluded without any evidence of the banned weapons that 
President Bush cited as justification for going to war, the Wluj 
House said Wednesday. Democrats said Bush owes the countiy 
an explanation of why he was so wrong. ^ 

Cow braves Montana snow storin 

Snow and ice stick to ihe snout of a black angus cow 
ture near Fairfield, Mont., Friday, Jan 7. 2005. H **^ 
in the field, which was blanketed by four inches of si 

bursday, January 13, 2005 

STARS schelaKships 
were awarded this year 
to the following transfer and 
returaing students for high 
academic achievement: 

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Thursday, JaM ^Tj^ 

Maranatha Hay 
Lifestyles Editor 


Ask Big Debbie: Lab coat woes 

Dear Big Debbie, 

What do you wear on lab 
day when you want to look 
cute for that special guy, but 
you don't want to ruin your 
clothes? 1 don't have much to 
say to him either so I can't 
rely on my personaiity. 

"Concerned Cosmetically 
Dear Concerned Cosmetically, 

So.. .there's a special exper- 

imentalist in lab, is there? 
How rare. Let's to 
make a man fall in love with 
you on an entirely cosmetic 
level. Tough question. 

Before you go to too much 
effort, make sure that he 
could potentially value you as 
an individual. After all, let's 
not be throwing pearls before 
swine. I am hoping that this 
wfill prompt some conversa- 
tion on your part. Call me a 
dreamer, but I like to think 

that personality plays a chief 
role in romance. If not, I 
don't think he's worth your 

But, if it's you who wants to 
do the eye-catching and 
impressing then go right 
ahead. If it were me, I would 
show up in a classic white t- 
shirt and jeans. How could 
you go wrong? Southern guys 
like this informal style, so I 
am told. You can buy a suit- 
able size in the little boys' 

department for super cheap, 
then you don't have to worry 
about spilling lab juices and 
funk all over your clothes and 
still look cute while you wear 

Or if the blue jeans chaff, 
the messy-yet attractive, 
devil-may-care look has been 
known to win over a few noble 
and steadfast hearts. And 
maybe, just maybe, this will 
do the trick to catch that lab 
gu/s eye! 

Decades of devotion 

In the late 8o's, a small group 
started in church basements and 
pubs in Australia. More than a 
decade later, over five million 
albums have been sold, 19 songs 
became #1 radio hits, four 
Grammy nominations have been 
presented along with numerous 
otlier awards, and .mld-niit arena'; 
worldwide have rcsnlu-d. Willi i:j 
,allj(jm^^lp datf, ;iikI iiilllii)iis nf 
global fans, few band.s will li.-ive 
made such an impacl and bad as 
much success in this world as 

'Hiorf ;ire some bands that, 
uhrii ili,v rcle; an album, you 
ilnii I [liiiilii if it will be Rood, you 
jusi liiiy ii. My latest purchase, 
Newslioy-s' album "Devotion," has 
already proven my tlieory correct. 
A follow-up worship album to 
"Adoration," "Devotion" has 
already had buRC .success. 

So. what dots this album 
sound like'i* Do 1 even need to 
describe it? We've all heard 
Newsboys, whether on Clirislian 
or even on mainstream radio sta- 
tions. But in case you've been in n 
cave for the past decade, please 
allow me to enlighten you. In past 
albums, tliey 

hymns to 
rock songs, they were 
impossible to map. In "Devotion" 
however. Newsboys have gone 
witli a humble approach. Keeping 
it true to a worship-filled experi- 
ence, the softer side of Newsboys 
is shown. Keep in mind that I 
detest bland music While this is 
one of their softer albums, much 
like "Adoration," it couldn't be 
further from bland. 

I doubt I will see another band 
with so many amazing songs that 
have been so consistent with their 
spiritual focus. As I've already 
mentioned, this album is aimed 
riglu at God, as are their musical 
careers and lives tlius far. Jf you 
want an album tliat hits worship 
right between the eyes, this is it. 


Russell Noth and HoUie Cook have diosen to live the 
rest of their hves together. They both would like to share 
a part of their happmess with you by announcing then- 
engagement. Russell and HoUie will be married on July lo 
2004 at the McDonald Road SDA Church 

A little arts and culture go a long wav 

S^'-L^^""'™ located nav. door to Con,id„ ,„.,...._, .., ^ ^t> "" "^J 

Kellv McAuuito 

Staff Reportcr 

I a-iilizc tliat live tlicater sel- 
dom tops people's to-do lists. In 
fact, many have probably never 
seen (or, for that matter, wanted 
to see) a real live, fork-over-tliirly 
doUare play; but. since coUege is 
the time for expanding one's cul- 
tural horizons. I suggest giving tlic 
theater a shot (And. yes, lliere are 
less expensive options.) 

Luckily for those who enjoy a 
littie Shakespeare, Chattanooga 
and Its surroimding cities offer a 
plediora of theatrical events. The 
Chattanooga Theatre Centre 

located ne.\-t door to Coolidge 
Piu-k, presents a variety of shoivs 
eadi year and has excellent sta- 
dent discounts. For those ivilling 
to travel, Atlanta has more the- 
aters than I can keep track of and 
the Tennessee Performing Arts 
Center in Nashville is always stag- 
ing someUiing. Here is just sam- 
Pling of January's current shorn- 
The Fox Theatre in Atlanta will 
be presenting "Beaun' and the 
Baisf, the classic tali: of a low 
that reaches beyond appearances 
tlmiugh Jan. 16. The show runs 
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 n m 
and Sunday at i-oo „ „, ' 

Individual ticket prices vary (the 
cheapest I could find were $20) 
but groups of tiventy or more 
receive a discounted rate of 
»16.50. For more information call 
404-881-2000 or visit 

. "°f °' *^ Ki"?-, a modem 
piece by recemjulliard graduate 
Daphne Greaves ,vill be shomng 

at the Hertz Stage in AUanta Jan 
«-Feb. 27. Set in rgth centun, 

Cuba, rt spins a tale of romance 
and urtngue as seen through the 
e> es ot a European tx-patriate. Tie 
play shoTO at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday- 
Sunday, and general admission is 

$25. For group rates, call 404- 
733-4690 or visit as 

The Chattanooga Theatre 
Centre ivffl debut its presentation 
of Neil Simon's -Lost In Yonkers" 
Jan. 28. The show will run 
through Feb.i2. show times are: 
Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday 
at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 
Pm. Lost in Yonkers, a Pulitzer 
Prize ivinning play, is a humorous 
look at famihal ties and childhood 
struggles. For finther information 
call 423-267-8534 or visit 


of the week 

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any New Years 
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ycu knew that 
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v*)at would it be? 

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rifped and gi- 
nontdus thani 

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'lb be evai 
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and gi-nomus 
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bursday, January 13, 2005 

ndrew Bermudez 




The Southern Accent 7 

with a 

S. Chris Johnson 


The 98th Congress passed 
Public Law 98-144 amending 
title 5 United States code to 
make the birthday of Martin 
Luther King, Jr., a legal pub- 
lic holiday. 

"This year marks the first 
observance of the birthday of 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
as a public holiday. It is a 
time for rejoicing and 
reflecting," said President 
Ronald Reagan in his procla- 
mation in January 1986. 

If this is the proclamation 
from the President of the 
United States and a law 
passed by Congress, why is 
the memory of Dr. Martin 
Luther King, Jr. being cele- 
brated by cleaning the 
Biology Trail, or by doing 
general maintenance to the 
Collegedale Church or better 
yet cleaning the carpet and 
upholsteiy of the Ooltewah 
Seventh-day Adventist 

Church? How do these activ- 
ities have anything to do 
with ser\ing with purpose or 
rejoicing and reflecting the 
memory of Dr. Martin 
Luther King Jr.? Why has 
this public holiday been 
diminished by Southern 
■Mventist University?' 

Thi,s holiday celebrates 
life for the nonviolent civil 
fights movement. Not a man 
that had a rake, shovel, paint 
"rush, hammer, or a steam 
"eaner in his hand. 

to celebrate the 

fflemon,' of ; 

great man by 
. ng community service I 
'mplore anyone reading this 
'»lhmk on these words from 
Martm Luther King Jr.; "All 
"o many of those who live in 
■""mt America ignore 
'■"w who exist in poor 
™"'ca; in doing so, the 
™«nt Americans will 
r"tually have to face 
^mselves With the question 
kl "^"^hmann chose to 
f" ?. "°" --"Ponsible am 
ijor the well-being of my fel- 

"fso^*""'"™''" the life 
''"fflwne in poor America. 

Letter to the Editor: Does majority rule? 

Tim Morse's article "Can 
59 million people he wrong?" 
raises an interesting subject: 
that of majority rule. The pre- 
supposed response to the 
rhetorical question is no, 59 
million people can't be 

While that question and its 
answer weren't the core of 
Morse's article, the subject is 
worth looking at. America is 
built around the principle 
that the interests of the 
majority of Americans will 
trump the narrow and possi- 
bly self-seeking interests of 
the minority groups. In other 
words, majority rule will 
bring the greatest good for 
the greatest number, or at 
least procure the interests of 

the majority of Americans. 

But consider the following 
instances in which majorities 
agreed: Adolf Hitler was 
elected to power by a majori- 
ty before he declared himself 
dictator Americans, includ- 
ing very strict Christians, 
overwhelmingly supported 
slavery at one point in U.S. 
history. The vast majority of 
Evangelical, conservative 
Christians agree that Sunday 
worship replaced Saturday 
worship when Jesus was res- 

The point is (and most any- 
body would agree), a majori- 
ty, united in belief, neither 
makes a belief correct nor in 
the best interest of all 

head to head 

Touched b y a TSA angel 

Brian Laurttzen 

For Seventh-day 

Adventists with their very 
unique beliefs among 
Evangelicals, this is a particu- 
larly valid point. Scripture is 
very clear in pointing out that 
first, the way to destruction 
(the wrong way) is broad and 
the majority of people will go 
that route (as opposed to the 
very narrow way to life), and 
secondly, that there will come 
many deceivers who will con- 
vince nearly everyone, even 
God's own, if possible. 
Furthermore, one of 
Adventism's leading voices, 
Ellen White, proclaimed 
loudly that the majority of 
professed Christians will 
unite against God's true fol- 
lowers; the huge majority 

would be dead wrong (see 
"The Great Controversy"). 

Give Bush a mandate to 
lead; he got the votes for it. 
Concede that most Americans 
want a conservative govern- 
ment, that's fine. But do not 
commit the fallacy of confus- 
ing what the majority wants 
with what is necessarily best 
for America or for 
Christianity. Popular support 
(even from Christians) does 
not automatically constitute 
the best way. 

It was not in a vacuum that 
we came up with phrases like 
"might does not equal right," 
or "what's popular is, flot 
always right, and vice versa." 

Jared Wright 

I used to love to fly. I was fas- 
cinated with the airplanes and 
all of the funny-looking vehicles 
that drove around servicing 
them. That was before the hassle 
known as the Transportation 
Security Administration was 

The hassle was created in 
November 2001 in response to 
airport security concerns raised 
by the Sept. 11 hijackings. The 
TSA imposed strict guidelines 
for air travelers requiring photo 
IDs to be shown every seven sec- 
onds, shoes to be shed, and dan- 
gerous weapons (like fingernail 
clippers) to be 

V e 
Christmas break 
I flew out of seven different air- 
ports. As the random TSA guy in 
Chicago was running his hands 
up and down my legs I had to ask 
myself. "Am I safer now because 
I'm being fondled?" 

In Sacramento I had to drag 
my checked bags over to the TSA 
counter myself. They used to use 
conveyor belts to get bags from 
point A to point B, Am I safer 
now because I do it myself? 

In Las Vegas one of my bags 
apparently had a suspicious look 
on its face and had to be opened. 
(I only found out about that after 
I got to my destination and 
found a Uttle note telling me 
someone had been in my bag.) 
Am I safer now because som^ 
one pawed through my socks 
and underwear? 

The answer to these questions 
is a resounding, "No!" The prob- 

lem is that we are a reactive soci- 
ety. Since an airport security 
breakdown caused the tragedy 
on Sept. 11, we rushed to imple- 
ment ridiculous airport security 
reforms rather than addressing 
the real security issues plaguing 

For example, our food supply 
is at risk in part because we 
import so much of it. Just last 
month, outgoing Secretary of 
Health and Human Services, 
Tommy Thompson, said, "For 
the life of me, I 
cannot under- 
stand why the ter- 
rorists have 
not attacked our 
food supply because it is 
> easy to do." 
Thompson didn't have the sup- 
port of President Bush and no 
longer has a job, 

Whether or not you believe 
John Kerry's campaign claim 
that 95% of containers enter our 
ports uninspected, port security 
is a bigger issue than airport 
security. Not only could an 
attack at a major U.S. port con- 
taminate our food supply it 
could cripple our entire econo- 
my. Economic collapse is one of 
the goals of alQaeda. 

President Bush should apply 
his policy of preemption that he 
uses for wars and go to work on 
our ports. I'd much rather board 
a plane next to a militant cUpper 
of fingernails than continue to 
do nothing about securing our 
ports against a real threat. 

left VS. right 


On Monday afternoon, a radio here is? Liberal democrats think 

talk show host from Wisronsin they have a monopoly on minori- 

apologized for calling Secretary of ties. No black or Hispanic could 

State nominee Condoleezza Rice vote republican - thai woiild jiist 

"Aunt Jemima," but he refused to be untliinkable. So now, when 

retract his criticism that Rice is the administration nomi- 

the "black trophy" of the Bush 

Oh boy. Racism and politic 

nates a person of color to a high 
position in tlie government, the 
Dems can't do anything but get 

like vinegar and baking soda. If upset. You know (I wish I had a 
more emphatic bold tliere) that if 
the Democrats had a minority in a 
position of power and a conserva- 
tivc referred to her witii a deroga- 
tory slur, there 
would be furor and 
outrage as never 
seen before! The 
simple fact about 
liberals is that Uiey 
do not hold evety- 

you \vant to see an uproar, 
heap large quantities of them on 
each other. 

The liberal radio host also had 
this to say: "I'm 
concerned that I 
have offended 
many African- 
Americans by using 
a crass term to 
describe an incom- 
petent, dishonest 
political appointee 
of the Bush admin- 
istration. I apologize." 

Nothing like a really 
and heartfelt apology, huh? Here, 

one to the 
standard. This is a 
phenomenal case in 

So this is what happens when 

the Democrats lose something 
's not apologizing to Condi Rice they thought they had. We saw it 
any way, shape, or form! The happen with the 2000 election, 
and now we're seeing it happen 
with the stranglehold they 
thought they had 

host, John Sylvester (a white 
man), said he wished to point out 
how Rice and other blacks have 

had a subservient role in the Bush groups in America. And leam this, 


Yes, John, secretaiy of state i; 

my friends — a Democrat beaten 
will whine, complai 

definitely a subservient role. So is and rail against everything they 

the role of national security advi- see — even if ifs something they 

sor — the role Rice is leaving to themselves would have stood for. 
become secretary of state. Yeah, This is the liberal motto: If you 

it's a good thing that nobody else can't have it, then bash it What a 

in that presidential cabinet is sub- way to win friends and influence 

servient, right John? I suppose people! Now I know why more 

the transportation advisor defi- minorities voted for Bush than 

nitely had more pull than they ever before, 
did. Good grief. Next time: The Phantom 

You know what the problem Legacy. 

8 The Southern Accent 

Thursday, J^ g;;^ 

Mehssa Turner 
ReHgion Editor 



Having hope amidst tragedy 

Meuss.^ Turner soon to talce us all to heaven, just to keeping churches alive and 

Reugion Editor „_ ^^ jjg ^^ promised. I asked helping them stay on fire. I 

le Southern students for their believe that in spite of everything 
that happens, God can turn it 
into something good— be it to 
remind us that no one can escape 
death because we are all sinners, 
but that we all still can have that 
hope well see each other again 
because Jesus came down and 
died for each one of us, once and 
for all- 1 also hope that this unfor- 
tunate event will wake us up to 
getting God's gospel out to the 

A tragic plane crash occurred 
on the afternoon of Thursday, 
Dec. 2, taking the lives of 
Georgia-Cumberland Conference 
President Dave Cress, Vice Christians. Their 
President for administration Jim responses follow. 
Frost; Director of 

Communication Jamie Amall; 
Assistant to the President Clay 
Farwell; and hired pilot John 
Laswell. Jim Huff, a volunteer crash when my father called 
co-pilot, survived the crash. about 5 p. 

reactions to this tragic event in 

light of that precious hope we 

have as Seventh-day Adventist 


Heidi MartelJa, senior mass 
communications-public relations 
major, wrote: 

"I first found out about the 

The Georgia-Cumberland whelmed with shock, I was in dis- world, so He c 

Riclq' Davis, freshman theolo- 
gy major, wrote: 

"I was at work when I heard 
on the radio that there was a 
crash in Collegedale. The report 
ere five kUled and 
When r was talking 

Conference was hit hard by this belief and thought, 'No, this 

tragic event. The lives lost in this possible, I just saw them.' 

crash were those of leaders, pas- remember seeing these men 

tors, friends and family. For the cafeteria at noon, and I ev 

those who knew these men greeted Jamie Amall. It's odd 

through their leadership, friend- know that 1 won't see any of these said there 

ship or even family connections, men of God again until the 

this tragedy was a great shock- Second Coming. I am valuing my to my wife, she told 

These were men who loved and life a little more right now. And I conference president and top 

served God with all their hearts- understand why my parents ask leadere finm our conference. At 

whether it was speaking at week me to call home before I get on a that point, I knew it was a tragic 

of prayer or covering the news of plane. These conference leaders loss for our church. I think it 

the latest conference happening, have impacted and influenced should lift our spirits knowing, 

our lives in small and big ways, that for these men, the next thing 

While sadness surrounds the 

event, there is a peace we can 

grab a hold of during this difficult 

time, 'Yhese men loved Jesus with 

.ill' their' hearts-: They died with 

their boots on. They died while 

that doing their job. They wanted to start reaching^outTo otiiere Sat 

■ P''°P'^ ^"^^ •^'oser to Christ, are dying every day without being 

victors in Jesus. Every life is 

they worked for the Lord. 

There will always be the unan- 
swerable question during this 
lifetime on earth-why? But we 
have to carry on as fellow soldiers 
in the liattic, ';He"'Kr(-;it cnhtRj-' 
versy" as wc call it. These men 
who their live 
December afternoon 
soldiers just like the rest of 1 
fallen brothers and sisters 

they will know is Jesus. They 
were victors. They are finished 
living in this sinful world, and I 
think that is a gain for them. We, 
on the other hand, should look to 
spuitually, but let': 


Christ whom we have lost along ._ ,._ ..„„v, .^.v 

the way-whether from a sudden value of life^and loolc 'foiC^ard 
heart attack, a tragic accident or anticipation to the day when 

important and I thmk we should 

simply going to sleep arid not Jesus will return." 
waking up until Jesus comes . Kasandra Rodriguez, sopho- 
more intercultural communica- 
■..iilmue on with the tion and music major, wrote: 
s given us to do. we "Unforhmalely, I really didn't 
know who they were personally. 

Even in their sudden and tragic 

death, they arestiil influencing us ..._^ , ^.„^ 

take a second look at^the take the^e m'en's legrcyTd"^ 

ching out to the . 

ching. The second thing 

i-iii li;i\v llic 
wild li;ivi- l>oen lost in tlic battle 
when Jesus comes again one day 

this brings up is the fact that 
none of us knows Avhen our time 
is up and we need to be livmg 
every second of eveiy day follow- 
ing what we know God wants us 

has been domg great i 

Southern encourages camp ministry 

Dadcville, Ala. Camp Nosora 

Every summe.-, Adventist is located on Lake Wateree to 

students from around the S.C. and Camn Zu 

United States take part in a near Gaine^wUe%U '"" '^ 

great ministry. They pack un "Camn u « „u \ 

cU>thes and sleeping^l^igs anS can'Z" "J^^'ZtllZ 

Sesirjc"„i"™"™" ^ZLp ^"'>-^ 

"Camp offers kids from any vouft"n„H ' ""'' *°" ""^ 

background a chance ,o posT clean air " S M V.T' "''" 

lively experience God for a Mf said Matt Stevens, 

■niereareflvecamps^thin yo^rolTod ^r" '"'•="* *^ 

Mountain in Ga., Indian So™ , erT "" ""'''"°™.'° 

Creek Camp is i„ ii„i'„ ■? Adventist 

GoodlettsviUe, Tenn and imcZ '' '■"™'' <°' 'he 

and upcoming summer camp sea- 

From January 18-20 you 
can drop by the studem center 
and get a feel for the camp 
atmosphere. Find out exactly 
what ifs like to impact a 
camper's life just hy being a 
faend. Chat ivith the directors 
whv r '"""' "'"' fi-d ™t 
mu^h ," fT"^ "^^ns so 
cTut '"' ^" °^" *^ 

Me Poole, ,rl:U„Vera 

a* major and staff membe 
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Local collections taken up 
for tsunami relief effort 

Samaritan Center in OoltewaK 
Tenn. Kimberly Schlangen" 
Samantan Center church liai- 
son said the Samaritan Centeris 
worKng through its atBliatioj 
with the Adventist 

Development and Relief Agency 
(ADRA) to help donation dol- 
lars work m the reUef effort for 
the tsunajni victims. 

"Currently, ADRA is working 
with a local hospital in Phuket, 
Thailand to distribute personal 
care packages for 3,000 people. 
In India, they are providing a 
10-day food supply to 7,250 
people," Schlangen said. ADRA 
is also supplying medicine in Sri 
Lanka, as well as baby formula, 
bottled water and water purifi- 
cation tablets. In Indonesia, 
ADRA is working to supply vic- 
tims with blankets, clothing, 
milk, food and water purifica- 
tion tablets. 

Those who are still interested 
in contributing funds to the 
tsunami relief effort through the 
Samaritan Center and ADU 
may drop donations off at the 
front desk of the Samarital 
Center from 10 a.m. to 4 P-uLi 
Monday-Thursday. Donationi 
may be sent to the Samarital 
Center at the following address: 
9231 Lee Highway, Ooltenah, 
TN 37363. Donations sent » 
the Samaritan Center need tote 
marked: Tsunami Relief 

On Dec. 26, 2004, a tsunami 
ravaged the shores of a number 
of countries in Southeast Asia- 
Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and 
Thailand being the hardest hit- 
as well as SomaUa on the east 
coast of Africa. As of Sunday, 
Jan. 9, 2005, 140,313 people 
have been reported dead in the 
wake of the disaster, according 
to The death toll will 
continue to rise as the relief 
work goes on. Meanwhile, many 
people from across the globe are 
involved with the relief effort by 
either going to the sites to lend a 
helping hand or simply by send- 
mg money for supplies. 

Students at Southern 
Adventist University were 
encouraged by the student asso- 
ciation to give a small amount to 
the collection to aid the rehef 
effort. "We would like for [the 
students] to donate at least $1 to 
the cause. If everyone donates 
at least $1, we can gather up to 
$2,000 to help provide food, 
medicine and water to those in 
need," Melvin Taylor, student 
association president, wrote m 
an e-mail to the student body. 
The last day for the student 
association collection was on 
Wednesday, Jan. 12. 

Other local donations are 
being collected through the 

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Thursd ay, January 13, 2005 

jeffliaine Andrades 
Sports Editor 

Big Bailers advance to 3-0 Breds bake Fresh 

Jermaine Andrades 

Spobts^Editor ^ . — 

Just who are these Big 
p illers? Are they some under- 

md organization known 
donning the latest fash- 
I, ;, lOf course not, or It 
uM'jKin't be in the sports sec- 
ti,,n) I'm talking about the 
i]\:i Bailers women's hasket- 
j,,i. team of Southern 
Advc-ntist University, right 
nnu the hottest topic in 
kmale sports on campus! 

Tuesday night's action 
between Big Bailers and Lady 
i r,s!i drew in a crowd count 
(,t iniighly 30+ fans. 

Coming off of a two-game 
v.i.nning streak, the 2-0 Big 
Bailers were the pick in 
tonight's match-up versus the 
1-1 Lady Fresh. Their sizzling 
ro>ti=r of All-Stars dominated 
boili ends of the court, mak- 
ing the final 34-18, Bailers. 

Kelly Mittan, the Big 
Bailers shooting guard, and 
arguably the league's most 
deadly three-point shooter 
finished the night with 12 
points, nine of which came 
from the arc. Her early three- 
point shot put the first points 
on the board. 

''We really played together 
as a team. We made a lot of 
great passes and had good 
teamwork," said Mittan, team 

captam of the Big Bailers. 

However, the MVP award 
of tonight's game went to the 
Big Bailers' center Alicia 
Lascelles, who finished with a 
sensational 20 points. Her 
aggressive rebounding and 
ball control reeked havoc all 
night on Lady Fresh. 

"She [Lascelles] had a lot of 
second chance opportunities 
with her boxing out, we need 
to limit those. I'd rather Alicia 
beat us down low, than Kelly 
beating us up top with the 
three though! We just need to 
make some adjustments," said 
Pierre Monice, Lady Fresh's 
team manager. 

Lady Fresh's backcourt suf- 
focated under the 2-3 zone 
defense of the Big Bailers. 

Their best option was to swing 
the ball down low to their cen- 
ter Jaela Carter, who led her 
team's point total with 6. Late 
in the second half. Carter 
delivered an incredible stand- 
ing block on Mittan, turning 
the ball over in Fresh's pos- 
session. Fresh's power for- 
ward Brenda Seifert, also con- 
tributed with energetic 
defense under the boards. She 
finished the night with 3 

The Big Bailers will be 
looking to go 4-0 in their next 
game against Antibiotic, 
Thursday at 8 p.m. Lady 
Fresh will take on Lady Ligers 
at 9 p.m. Take a study break 
and bring a friend along. 
Don't miss it! 

The debut game between 
Team Thoroughbreds and 
Team Fresh on January 5 was 
a dassic display of Basketball 
101 The teacher of this lesson, 
tiie Thoroughbreds, taught 
1-resh how to box out, set 
screens, and piay tight 

We played good defense. 
We played together as a team, 
nobody was the star," said 
John Johnson, captain of the 

The first half began with 
Team Fresh scoring the first 
four points of the game. But 
the Breds quickly answered 
back with an 8-0 run less than 
two minutes later to burden 
the spirits of Team Fresh. 
Their spirits were rekindled 
however after a monstrous 
baseline block by center Eliud 
Sicard on Thoroughbreds cen- 
ter Matt Hamstra. Midway 
through the first half, Breds' 
shooting guard David 
Johnson drove hard to the 
basket, scored the bucket, 
sending Fresh's Pierre Monice 
sliding across the floor. 
Fresh's gas tank was nearly 
depleted, until Chris Bennett 
deposited the final two points 
of the half, making the score 
18-8, Breds. 

A steal by Jason Forbes 

ated an easy lay-up for 
Bennett to start the second 
half. With 13:12 left on the 
clock, Fresh's starting center 
Lance Butler blocked Corey 
Waters, which sent the crowd 
into an uproar. But Waters 
would later avenge this by rip- 
ping the ball from Butler, 
scoring the following basket, 
in addition to drawing a foul 
and making the free throw. 

Jaris Gonzalez answered 
back late in the half with a big 
three from the comer, ending 
a near sL\-minute drought for 
Team Fresh, making the score 

Near the end of the game, 
Gonzalez committed an inten- 
tional foul that sent 
Thoroughbred's small forward 
Royce Brown to the line to 
shoot two. A late 8-point rally 
by Team Fresh wouldn't be 
enough to bring them back as 
the final seconds wore down. 

"Defense. More defense 




us," said Pierre Monice, Team 
Fresh's coach. 

In addition to Team Fresh's 
lack of team play, they turned 
the ball over 12 times com- 
pared to Thoroughbred's four. 

"We didn't play team ball. 
We should have slowed the 
ball down and [taken] our 
time. We beat ourselves," said 
Ali Legrand of Team Fresh. 

Beavers exhaust All-Day's defenses to win 52-25 

Monday night's men's bas- 
l^etball action between All-Day 
and the Beavers was unbeliev- 

"We played good defense; 
that wins ball games. We 
weren't going tor their fakes, 
we kept our hands straight up 
on their shooters, and we took 
advantage of fast break 
points," said the Beavers' point 
ward and team captain Matt 

From the opening tip off, 
™ momentum swung in the 
"Mvers' favor ivith their 
power forward Casey Leno 
sconng the first two points of 
™ game with a lay-up. All- 
^»ys shooting guard Chad 
^ntrell quickly answered 
"ackivith a three-pointer from 
™ lop of the arc, giving his 

am their first points. But 
°"<^'' 6 minutes of play, the 
°«vers turned up the pres- 
,„? ™"= tenacious defense 

°1 slashing drives to the lane, 
°P«">g up a 6-0 run. All-Day 

was forced to call an early time 
out ivith 11:45 left on the clock, 
with the score 14-6 Beavers. 

"Basically, we didn't play 
team ball. We had a game plan, 
and the players didn't follow it. 
Hopefully, we can gather our- 
selves together and regroup 
for the next game," said All- 
Day's small fonvard and team 
captain Kenneth Victor. 

The offense of All-Day com- 
pletely broke down late in the 
first half, allowing the spark of 
another Beaver run, 8-0. A last 
minute effort by All Day's 
point guard David Grant, who 
blocked the shot of Beaver's 
point guard Matt Campbell, 
was overshadowed by the half- 
time score, 22-12. 

"I think we played a good 
game, we're gelling together. 
It's the first game of the sea- 
son, everyone is trying to get 
the'kinks out," said Cantrell. 

The second half opened 
with the Beavers' small for- 
ward Bryce Fisher displaying a 
near no-look lay-up, giving the 
Beavers an early spurt of ener- 

gy. Four minutes into the half 
All-Day fell victim to another 
severe scoring drought for the 
next seven minutes makmj; 
only two baskets. Now broken 
and tired, All-Day's Victor 
called a time out. 

"We didn't stop penetra- 
tions to the lane, we didn't box 
out, on offense we didn't mo\ 1 
around, but mainly our lack "I 
defense was the main thing. 
Victor said. 

A glimmer of hope for All 
Day seemed to appear as their 
small forward Grant Williams 
began a six-point heat streak 
in less than 3 minutes. But the 
fire alarm was quickly pulled 
by Campbell's three-point 
finale which sealed the game, 
making the final score 52-25, 

Three of the Beaver's start- 
ing line finished in double fig- 
ures: Campbell 15 Oeading all 
scores) Rob Quigley 10, and 
Leno 10. All-Day's top scores 
were Williams 9. and Cantrell 

Eric MlchaeUs-Woodard, team Beaver, goes for 
AD -Day at Monday nighlfi game. 

10 The Southern Accent 


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Volume 60, Issue 13 

[current Events 

Students focus on service 


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With walls painted bright 
purple, lime green and 
orange, the Rainbow Room 
deserves its name. Child-size 
tables and chairs are stacked 
in the middle, and along the 
walls Southern students 
attack with rollers and paint- 

The students were part of a 
large group volunteering at 
the Creative Diseoverv 
Museum in Chattanooga as 
part of Southern's Community 
Service Day Monday, Jan. 17. 

"I went on a field trip to this 
museum when I was 10," said 
Jodi Davis, a sophomore nurs- 
ing major. "This is a great 
place to give back, and I want- 
ed to help make memories for 
other children." 

Some students admitted 
they were indulging them- 
selves as well as serving. 
"Every time I drive by this 
place, I have an urge to come 
in, but it costs," said Jonathan 
Carlson, religious education 
major. "I guess I had selfish 

Students participated in the 
service day at many organiza- 
tions ranging from Adventa 
Hospice and Children's Home 
Chambliss Shelter to St. 
Barnabas Nursing Home. 

Ingi Hogganvik, a psycholo- 

gy major, worked at AAA 
Women's Services, a pregnan- 
cy resource center. 

"I've cleaned for centers 
like this before," she said. 
"Women need somewhere to 
go, and this place seems cozy, 
comfy and friendly." 

At Reflection Riding, a 
drive-through nature reserve, 
several volunteers labored to 
pull up weeds called privet 

invading the trails. 

"If we did this [service] all 
the time we could make a seri- 
ous impact," said Ryan 
Litchfield, a sophomore psy- 
chology major. "But we're 
supposed to help suffering 
people. It's important that we 
choose our priorities when we 

University President Bietz 
also said he believes service 

makes a difference. In fact, he 
wants to see more of it. 

"I think it's a great thing, 
and I want to see it built into 
the curriculum," he said. 
"Students could work with an 
agency in town, in the voca- 
tion of their choice." 

Judy Clippinger, a sopho- 
more English major, has a dif- 
ferent perspective. 

See Service, Pg. 2 

cQ-^ Bakery closes amidst controversy 




Megan Brauner 

Staff Writer . 

The Village Market Bakery 
closed Monday, Jan. lo, with 
management citing financial 
losses as the cause and 
employees saying bad man- 

"There was no way to break 
even with such low sale vol- 
ume," said Dale Bidwell, sen- 
ior vice president of financial 
administration. "We've been 
studying the situation for 
some time, and the bakery was 
losing money for the Village 
Market." . 

Instead of paying fiiU-time 

wages to three employees and 
financing their own bakery, 
the market is purchasing 
bread from other companies 
like Great Harvest Bread Co 
and Niedlov's Breadworks. 
The prices will be comparable 
to the previously sold bakery 
goods, said Bidwell. 

Jon Ledbetter, former head 
baker, said he and his co- 
workers tried to make the bak- 
ery profitable. 

"Management would get on 
us for changing prices," 
Udbetter said. "They said we 
had no authority. Harold 
(Johnson, former bakery 

supervisor) and I know what 
is best for the bakery." 

During the five years he was 
employed at the market, 
Ledbetter kept books and did 
inventory for the bakery. 

"We've reduced $6,000 or 
$7,000 of waste the bakery 
had," said Ledbetter. "They 
used to have a lot of waste. We 
reduced it to almost nothing." 

Bidwell could not verify the 
former employee's claims. 

"Mr. Ledbetter is not an 
accountant or a business per- 
son," Bidwell said. "It was a 
losing battle before Mr. 
Ledbetter came, and it was a 

losing battle while he 

Johnson, former bakery 
supervisor, believes it is 
impossible to prove the bakery 
was a loss. People might visit 
the bakery and buy only one 
thing, but it could lead them 
to buy other store products, 
profiting the whole market, 
Johnson said. 

Bidwell does not foresee 
students having negative reac- 
tions to the bakery closing. 

"Students don't really care 
about buying bread," Bidwell 

But Anne Elise Santos, a 

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Lynn Wood repairs displace occupants 

"It's better when we get 
options instead of require- 
ments. Service is best out of 
an open heart," Clippinger 

However, she agrees days 
of service should happen 
more often. Instead of once a 
year, Clippinger proposes 
once a semester, saying a day 
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Renovations of Lynn Wood 
Hall forced occupants to relo- 
cate, making their jobs more of 
a hassle. 

Groups like Destiny Drama 
and Southern's Advancement 
and Development department 
moved out of Lynn Wood at the 
beginning of the school year, 
because the remodeling creat- 
ed an unfit environment for 
work and extracurricular activ- 

"We don't have a place to 
call home," said Sonya Reaves, 
d member of Destiny Drama. 
"We have to change locations 
all the time, and the different 
places we have practiced don'i 
have as good of lighting or 

On Feb. 19, 2004, a fire 
started in the attic, causing the 
sprinkler system to go off and 
resulting in extensive damage 
to the chapel. The fire has 
delayed the opening for a year. 

Without the chapel, Destiny 
Drama has had to find other 
places to practice. They cur- 
rently practice in Miller Hall, 
Thatcher Chapel, Pierson 
Chapel, or the student center. 

Alumni Relations, which is a 
part of the Advancement and 

by Sarah P 

Tennessee Drywall Company employee Joe Wene blasts the second floor wall in Lynn Wood Hall 
Wednesday afternoon. The completion date for Lynn Wood Hall is set for August. 

Development department, 
moved to a small room located 
to the rig"ht of the l.D. card desk 
in Wright Hall. Although the 
room is smaller than their pre- 
vious working space in Lynn 
Wood, Carrie Garlick, associate 
director of alumni relations, 
feels safe. 

"Safety was an issue with the 

construction going on around 
us," GarUcksaid. 

However, working in Wright 
Hall has both limitations and 
inconveniences. A lot of the 
files are still in Lyim Wood, and 
special trips are made to get 
them, Garlick said. Boxes litter 
the floor because there is no 
storage space. But the depart- 

ment is closer to the rest of 
Southern's administration than 
before, making it easy to inter- 
act with them. 

Lynn Wood is scheduled to 
be completed by the beginning 
of next school year said Helen 
Durichek, associate vice pres- 
ident of financial administra- 

MLK Day service raises questions 


Soutliem students and facul- 
ty have mixed feelings about 
this year's community service 
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King Jr. Day. 

Some students like the idea 
and are happy they are able to 

"I'm really glad they have a 
community service day because 
it is important to reach out," 
said Linnea Haugen, freshman 
nursing major. "It doesn't make 
a difference whether it is 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day or 
not, it's cool they're doing it at 

Others disagree and think 
both were combined to prevent 
students from having Martin 
Luther King Jr. Day and com- 
munity service day off from 

"I felt like the school put the 
two together to kuock off the 
extra day we would have had," 
said Emily Moore, a sophomore 
nursing major. 

This year was the first time 
community semce day was 
held on Martin Luther King Jr. 
Day since the universitv started 
honoring the holiday in 2000. 

Senior Vice President for 
Academic Administration Steve 
Pawluk said the Board of 
Trustees voted to combine the 
hvo days after recommenda- 
tions from a number of com- 
mittees. Pawluk added that the 
university wanted to make 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day an 

important event, not a day 
where students stay home and 
sleep in. 

"Our intent was to give the 
day meaning," Pawluk said. 

King taught about serving 
others and encouraged 
Americans to come together to 
strengthen communities, allevi- 
ate poverty, and acknowledge 
dignity and respect for all 
human beings, according to the 
Corporation for National and 
Community Service. 

Like this corporation. 
Southern wanted to make 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day "a 
day on, not a day off." 

Students like Ryan Litchfield 
behcve people should partici- 
pate regardless of the motive 
behind the combined days. 

"Maybe they are killing two 
birds with one stone, but I think 
the spirit of Martin Luther King 
Jr. Day is serving the communi- 
ty and this is a good way to 
honor him," said Litchfield, a 
freshman psychology major. 

Journalism professor Denise 
Childs agrees, but thinks stu- 
dents should be educated about 
King so they understand why 
they are honoring him by par- 
ticipating in community serv- 

"We are not teaching stu- 
dents the message of Martin 

Luther King so that it means 
something to them when we 
[the university] commemorate 
the day," Childs said. 

Though both community 
service day and Martin Luther 
King Jr. Day are important, 
Pawluk thinks the university 
has not quite accomplished its 
goal with the type of service 
done Monday. 

Pawluk doesn't think the 
service was wrong, it simply 
wasn't enough. He sees Martin 
Luther King Jr. Day as more 
than cleaning parks or the biol- 
ogy trail, it's a day of social jus- 
tice where we can reach out to 
those in need. 

"If we are going to honor 
King's memory we need to lie 
doing his work," Pawluk said. 

University President Gordon 
Bietz shares sunilar views ano 
hopes more work can be done. 

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expand our vision on the wn _ 
of things we do on this d^. 
Bietz said. "Some of tli» 
include seminars ai"' , „ ,. 
shops on issues that relate . 
disadvantaged people P'»''f ". 

Bietz added that comb.m^S 
both days was a step to> 
honoring King's usio" ^^ 
thinks it ivas a 8°°'' '%t 
encourage people to a 
King would have done. 

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The Southern Accent 3 

'The Fire Within' comes to UTC 



sticks and s'mores were 
nowhere in sight the last time 
pathfinders met to learn about 
fire Instead of campfires, they 
watched -The Fire Within," « 

lusical drama about the Bible 
■haracter, Joseph. The play was mine 
jeveloped for the International page 

able in January, but Lange said 
they are working to offer dis- 
counts to Southern students, 
who can look for on-campus 
advertisements for more infor- 

In preparing for the campo- 
ree, Lang worked with a corn- 
that approved the 

About 32,000 people attend- 
ed the first performance, and 
Lang hopes the 7,500-person 
arena m\\ be full this April. As 
the finale to a youth festival, thf 
second performance is expecttii 
to draw 1,500 young peoplf in 
addition to church and c 

ript by Andrew Strong nity members in Chattanooga. 

North American 
Pathfinder Campi 

■ I Oshkosh, Wis. 

and the 19 original songs by "We're hoping that it will be 

held Brian Sitler. as big of a blessing to those who 

"Our goat was to match the attend as it was to the people at 

Biblical account with the spirit OshKosh," Lang said. 

of prophesy and that it would Freshman general studies 

really honor the incredible story major Nate Dubs played Joseph 

the first performance and said 

August 2004 

"The story of Joseph was 

selected because there are so 

jnany valuable lessons, not just 

for voung people but for adults of Joseph and his journey with 

as well," said Rob Lang, youth God," Lang said. 

ministries director of the Lang hopes original members 

r, porEia-Cumberland of the 40-member cast, the 
majority being Southern stu- 
dents, will reunite for the second 
performance, co-sponsored by 
the Georgia-Cumberland 

Conference and the Southern 


"The Fire Within" will be at 
the UTC Arena on April 15 and 
16 at 7 pm. Tickets, ranging 
from $10 to $20, will be avail- 

he's excited about a second one. 
"A lot of things Joseph went 
through I can relate to and I 
think a lot of people can relate to, 
like not kno\ving God's plan. I 
think that's the most powerful 
part of the play, learning God's 

Male nurses increase 

According to the National 
Sample Survey of Registered 
Nurses the percentage of male 
RNs rose from 4.9 percent to 5.4 
percent between 1996 and 2000. 

The School of Nursing, at 
Southern has also undergone 
some changes. In the fall of 2003 
there were 57 male student nurs- 
es. In 2004, there were 70 male 

"There has been an increase in 
the male nurses partly because of 
the job market, since there is a 
shortage of nurses right now, and 
also because it's a stepping stone 
to medicme school for some of 
Ihem," said Phil Hunt, dean of the 
school of nursing. 

Sophomore nursing major 
Matthew Uers agrees. 

"I chose to be a nurse because I 
wanted to help people, and 
because 111 have a job guaranteed 
when I graduate." 

There are a lot of job opportu- 
nities in the nursing field because 
in the mid-1990s there was a lot of 
f^structure in health care in the 
hospitals, and nurses were laid off, 
and many went into different pro- 
fessions or stayed at home, due to 

[the fact] that the enrollment 
dropped in many universities," 
Hunt said 

"I chose to be in the nursing 
field because of the money, and I 
like helping people," said fresh- 
man nursing major Luis Vela, 

..According tc the National 
Sample Survey of Registered 
Nurses, schools value a diverse 
student body that encompasses all 
cultures and genders; consequent- 
ly, many work hard to dismantle 
stereotypes that view nursing as a 
female profession. Many doctors 
are women, and a grooving num- 
ber of nurses are men, but the 
acceptance of male nurses has not 
filtered into mainstream society 

"I believe that male nurses in 
the field is a good thing. I feel that 
there should be diversity in ever>' 
field, and the more diverse the 
world is, the better and more open 
it is to new things," said Mena 
Slocumb, a junior nursing major. 

"We are prepared for more 
nursing majors here at Southern. 
We look forward to expanding 
Herin Hall from 12,000 to 22,000 
square feet, and the increase in 
nurses wiU continue until 2020, 
Hunt said. 


£2!}^ed from Rl 

sophomore business adminis- 
[fation major, said she regu- 
'3rly shopped in the market 

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good. It's cheap and 

J s right across the road, sv 
'ea% convenient" 
^e bakery employees \ 

told they would receive assis- 
tance in finding jobs, but as of 
Tuesday, neither Johnson or 
Ledbetter had any leads. Both 
have submitted applications to 
human services. 

George Castell. the third 
bakery employee, was re-hirea 
in the market deU Monday. 

Bidwell said they don t ere- 

ate jobs. , 

"We only employ people 

who fill a need or where there 

is an opening." 

Students to film in Ireland 

Sarah Postler 

Staff Whiteh 

This summer will consist 
of more than just beach tow- 
els and Kool-Aid for some tal- 
ented film majors in the 
School of Visual Art & Design. 

Pre-production is under- 
way for "The Secret of the 
Cave," a film to be produced 
this summer in Ireland by 
film students and faculty. 

"Given the opportunity, 
students can do amazing 
things," said Zach Gray, 
instructor in the School of 
Visual Art & Design and 
director of the film. 

"This project will be a col- 
laboration between both pro- 
fessionals and students, 
which will create a valuable 
learning environment." 

The fill 

book "The Secret of the Cave" 
by Arthur S. Maxwell, about 
the adventures of a teenage 
boy who solves a mystery in a 
small Irish fishing village. 

All who wish to be involved 
in the film must submit a 
resume and a demo of their 
work. Official hiring will take 
place next semester. 

"It will be like applying to 
work for a real job in the film 
industry and not everyone 
will make the cut," said Nick 
Livanos, junior film major. 

Last August, scouts went to 
Ireland to check out filming 

With pre-production 

underway, locations have 
been cast, and conceptual 
drawings and storyboards of 
selected scenes have been 
done, said David George, 

assistant professor in the 
school of Visual Art & Design 
and producer for the film. 

George also said a rough 
budget for the film has been 
established, and filming 
rights for the book have been 

The film will be shot in the 
town of Doogort, on Achill 
Island in Ireland, and the 
crew will be there about 4-6 
weeks while filming. 

"The goal is to produce a 
Christian film in collabora- 
tion with the university, stu- 
dents and professionals," said 

The film is expected to be 
about 45-90 minutes in 
length. Post-production is 
slated for completion in early 

Museum has 2,000 visits 

Darrell Sanford 


The Lynn Wood 

Archaeological Museum, 
located in Hackman Hall, has 
attracted many guests since 
its grand opening in mid- 

The museum has had 
between 1,500 and 2,000 vis- 
itors said student worker and 
tour guide coordinator Cecilia 

Luck. 1, J ,HQi 

The museum has nao visi 
tors from Virginia and 
Maryland, but the majontyo 
"si7ors come from the local 
Tennessee area. Luck said. 

"Ninety-nine percent of the 
visitors say that they were 
v£ry, very impressed and th?t. 

they want to come back," 
Luck said. 

Luck added that the tours 
are self-guided. The tour 
guides answer questions the 
visitors might have, along 
with providing security to 
ensure none of the exhibits 
get broken into, and to ensure 
there are no children running 
around unsupervised. They 
also give guided tours on 
request for school groups and 
any other group that may 
come to visit the museum. 

Luck said they get just as 
many people from the com- 
munity as they do Adveritists 
Some days they have a lot of 
visitors and some days they 
■ don't have anyone. Right now 



the numbe 
visitors is the same as the 
number of Seventh-day 
Adventists that come. 

"I think that more advertis- 
ing needs to be done by the 
pastors in the area SDA 
churches. Then I think that 
we'll start getting more visi- 
tors," Luck said. 

Students like senior eng- 
lish major Heidi Tompkins 
enjoy visiting the museum. 

"I went there on alumni 
weekend, and I was 
impressed. I had fun trying to 
find Esther in that model," 
Tompkins said, referring to 
the model of Ahasurerus' 
palace mentioned in the book 
of Esther. 


4 The Southern Accent 

Thursday, January an 




Rice receives nod of approval by Senate panel 

Washihotoh (AP) 

The Senate Foreign 
Relations Committee voted 
Wednesday to confirm 
Condoleezza Rice as secretary 
of state after two days of hear- 
ings in which she faced strenu- 
ous Democratic assaults on the 
Bush administration's han- 
dling of Iraq. 

Pending approval by the full 
Senate, Rice would be the first 
black woman to hold the job, 
She was confirmed by a 16-2 
vote with Democrats John 
Kerry of Massachusetts and 
Barbara Boxer of California 
voting no. 

Other Democrats, including 
ranking member Joseph Biden 
of Delaware, had said they 
were reluctantly voting to ele- 
vate Rice to the nation's top 
diplomatic job. A vote by the 
full Senate was expected by 

Rice surmounted two days 
of sometimes contentious 
questioning on the adminis- 
tration's prosecution of the 

At her hearing Wednesday, 
Rice acknowledged "there 
were some bad decisions" by 
the administration on Iraq, as 
Democrats pressed her on 
whether the reasons for going 
to war were misleading. 

Rice insisted that Saddam 
Hussein was a dictator who 
refused to account for 

weapons of mass destruction. 
And it was impossible to 
change the nature of a terror 
threat in the Middle East with 
him leading Iraq, she testified. 
Boxer would not be shaken 
off, even after Rice acknowl- 
edged to the Senate Foreign 
Relations Committee that 
"there were some bad deci- 
sions" taken by the Bush 
administration on Iraq. 

She accused Rice of "an 
unwillingness to give 
Americans the full story 
because selling the war was so 
important to Dr. Rice. That 
was her Job." 

Biden challenged Rice to 
acknowledge administration 
mistakes on Iraq and said he 
would vote for her confirma- 
tion, but only with "some frus- 
tration and reservation." 

Rice had steadfastly refused 
Tuesday to say when U.S. 
forces might be withdrawn 
ft-om Iraq. And on Wednesday, 
Biden cited various rationales 

for the 

danced around it, stuck to the 
party line." 

He told Rice that acknowl- 
edging mistakes should not be 
considered "a sign of weak- 
Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.L, 
urged Rice to consider recon- 
ciliation with Iran, which he 
said was about as repressive as 
China was when the Nixon 

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administration approached 
Beijing for better relations. 

Rice said, "It is really hard 
to find common ground with a 
government that thinks Israel 
should be extinguished," sup- 
ports terror groups and is 
undercutting U.S. peace 
efforts in the Middle East. 

More than 1,365 members 

of the U.S. military have died 
since U.S. troops led an inva- 
sion of Iraq in March 2003, 

Rice has declined to esti- 
mate when even some of the 
150,000 U.S. troops may 
return home. 

"I am really reluctant to try 
to put a timetable on that, 
because I think the goal is to 

get the mission accomplished," 
she had said Tuesday, "and 
that means that the Iraqis have 
to be capable of some things 
before we lessen our own 
responsibility," she said. 

Committee approval would 
send the nomination to the 
Senate where confirmation 
appears certain. 

Americans hopefuTabouFsecond Bush term 

Washington fAPt 

A majority of Americans say 
they feel hopeful about President 
Bush's second term and have a 
generally positive view of him 
personally, but they also express 
continued doubts about Iraq. 

People were most likely to 
.dentifj Iraq as the top priority 
or Bush an Associated Press poU 
louud But more than half won- 
dered whether a stable govem- 
mcnt can be established there 

After mnmng re-election, 

""* IS preparing to punsue an 

mibmou. agenda that includes 

enorts to change Social Securin. 

federal ta.Ma,vs and medical m^: 
practice awards 

. '^^ "> response to a seoa 

Iraq was cited most often as 
the president's highest priority, 
according to the poll conducted 
for the AP by Ipsos-Public 
Affans. Some 53 percent of those 
questioned said it is unlikely Iraq 
™U have a stable govemmem. 

More than 1,350 U.S. troops 
have died in taq. Deadly attacks 
by insurgents are on the rise as 
the Jan. 30 elections near. 

"It's best to be hopefij about 
tte next four years," said KeUie 
Shanahan, a Republican and a 
teacher from Wilmmgton NC 

'If we're not, it won't be good for 
our country." 

Bush leads a nation much 
changri from the one when he 
took office in January aooi. The 
^■^Pt- u attacks have changed 
eveiythmg, from the shape of 
government and the health of the 
economy to the conduct of US 
toreign policy. ' ' 

■dents personal strengths are his 
biggest asset today. 

Nearly two-thirds of those 
polled described Bush as likable, 
strong and mtelligent. A majority 
said he is dependable and honest. 

Bush is likely to need to draw 
on those personal strengths as he 
pursues an aggressive second- 
term agenda. 

His domestic wish hst \vidi hs 
focus on allowing P"™"^ 
accounts m Social Security for 
younger Americans, limiting lai*' 
suit awards and overhauling the 
tax laws could gain momentnm 
from the mcreased GOP majori- 
ties in tiie House and Senate- 
Republican lawmakers are sbo»- 
ing an mcreased (vilUngncss » 
challenge Bush's proposals, ho»" 

Close behmd Iraq in P* 
concerns for Bush's second te^ 

is the economy, which mo', 
past terrorism as a top concem » 
AP polls m the past two moni^ 
Social Security was named as 
top issue by only 9 pen*"*- "" 
by 2 percent. 

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Current Events 

The Southern Accent -5 

Aid still arriving for tsunami survivors 

Tsunami survivors pick up aid dropped bv an Australian military hehcopter Monda> ii 
Lampaya, on the outskirts of Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The massive effort to feed survivors of last 
month's tsunami has gotten at least some food to almost all those in need, but must now focus 
on making sure they get healthy diets, not just full beUies, aid experts say. 

Cancer deadlier than heart disease ^ 

Washin gtqw (APt 

For the first time, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the top 
toiler of Americans under .85, health officials said Wednesday. 
The good news is that deaths from both are falling, but improve- 
ment has been more dramatic for heart disease. "It's dropping 
fast enough that another disease is eclipsing it," said Dr. Walter 
Tsu, president of the American Public Health Association. 

American steals from U.N. program 


An Iraqi-born American 
businessman accused of skim- 
ming money from the United 
Nations oil-for-food program 
has pleaded guilty to being an 
illegal agent of Saddam 
Hussein's government. 

Samir A.. Vincent, 64, a nat- 
uralized U.S. citizen from 
Annandale, Va., is the first per- 
son to be charged in the Justice 
Department's investigation of 
the program. He entered his 
plea Tuesday in New York. 

The U.N. program produced 
an estimated $67 billion firom 
Iraqi oil sales from 1996 to 

2003 that was supposed to be 
used for humanitarian needs in 

But a CIA report by special 
weapons inspector Charles 
Duelfer said Saddam used the 
program to generate illegal 
kickbacks that totaled an addi- 
tional $1.7 billion. 

Vincent was among dozens 
of people and companies in the 
United States and elsewhere to 
receive vouchers from 
Saddam's government for allo- 
cations of Iraqi oil as well as the 
right to keep profits they made 
selling or trading the oil. 

Vincent received the rights to 

some 9 million barrels of oil 
and cash payments from 
Saddam's government in return 
for lobbying U.S. and U.N. offi- 
cials on issues such as weaken- 
ing of economic sanctions, the 
admission of arms inspectors 
and the oil-for-food program 
itself, prosecutors said. 

Vincent faces up to 28 years 
in prison on charges that 
include conspiracy to act as an 
unregistered Iraqi agent, actu- 
ally acting as such an agent, vio- 
lation of Iraqi economic sanc- 
tions and related violations of 
U.S. tax laws. Cooperation 
could reduce his sentence. 

4 inch nail found in man's brain 

Li ttleton. Colo. (AP) 

A construction worker who shot 
himself in the head with a nail gun, 
an accident he didn't discover until 
he went to the dentist with a nag- 
ging toothache, said hell change 
his line of work. 

I'll make pizzas," Patrick 
^wier, 23, said Tuesday. 

Lawler, who may be released 
■T'Jni the hospital as early as 
Wednesday, was working on a 
neuse near Breckenridge when he 
accidentaUy fired the nail into his 
head. He said it felt like he had 
been hit with a steel baseball bat, 

La^vler didn't realize the gun 
had fired a 4-inch nail through his 
^outh and i 1/2 inches into his 
brain until sLx days later, when he 
^^nt to a dental office complaining 
of a toothache that just wouldn't go 

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^iseons removed it last week. "He's unbelievably lucky. iarry my own health miiurance 

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Suicide bomber hits Shiite party 

Baohd ad, Iraq (AP) _^ 

A smcide bomber struck the Baghdad headquarters of Iraq's 
biggest Shiite political party Tuesday, killing three people, as the 
government announced plans to close borders and restrict move- 
ments to bolster security in the national election. Three candi- 
dates were slain as insurgents intensified their campaign to sub- 
vert the ballot. The Cabinet member responsible for internal 
secunty urged fellow Sunni Arabs to disregard threats by Sunni 
extremists and vote in the Jan. 30 election, in which Iraqis wUl 
choose a 275-member National Assembly and regional legisla- 
tin-es Otherwise, the minister warned, the country will slide into 
civil war. 

Airline drinking water worsens 

Washinuton (AP) 

Drinking water aboard the nation's airliners is getting w 

better, despite government-ordered sanitation improvements, 


the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday. About 
one in sue airUners in the latest round of tests conducted in 
November and December had drinking water that failed to meet 
federal safety standards, EPA said. Similar tests in August and 
September showed the water in one in eight aircraft testing posi- 
tive for coliform bacteria. 

Man guilty in oil-for-food probe 

WAaHINOTON (AP^ _ _ _ 

An Iraqi-American businessman, accused of pocketing millions 
of dollars through the U.N. oil-for-food program with Iraq, plead- 
ed guilty Tuesday to acting as an illegal agent of Saddam 
Hussein's government. Samir A. Vincent, 64, a naturalized U.S. 
citizen from Annandale, Va., is the first person to be charged in 
the Justice Department's investigation of the program, which 
U.N. audits have shown was badly mismanaged. 

Abbas proposes cease-fire talks 

Gaza^City, GazaSthip (APJ _ _ 

In the biggest test of his brief tenure, Palestinian leader 
Mahmoud Abbas came to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, hoping to 
persuade militants to halt attacks on Israel. But in a show of defi- 
ance, a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up on a settler 
road in Gaza, killing an Israeli security agent and wounding seven 
other Israelis. The Islamic militant group Hamas claimed respon- 
sibility for the attack, the first suicide bombing against an Israeli 
target since Nov. 1. 

Palestinians vow anti-militant action 

Gaza City, Gaza Strip (AP) . __ ._ 

The top Palestinian security commander said Wednesday he will 
deploy forces on Gaza's border with Israel to prevent rocket 
attacks, the first concrete step to rein in militants since / 
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas took office over the weekend. 
Later, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon decided to resume 
security talks with the Palestinians, effectively lifting a threat to 
retaliate for an attack last week that killed sbi Israeli civilians at a 
Ga2a checkpoint. 

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The Southern Accent 7 


Love Enforcing the rules leads to respect 

1 p : MattLucio i^ 


Opinion Columnist 


' Wlien you look into the mir- 
j what do you see? All the 
drfects of your appearance that 
Iteep you from being perfect, or 
jovou see what makes you beau- 
tiful? As adolescents, everything 
^ut you seems to threaten com- 
plete social embarrassment. By 
file time college rolls around, we 
supposedly look like humans 
^, and the face we see in the 
nniTor is our face for the rest of 
oOr lives. So, if we are stuck with 
onr looks, shouldn't we just 
iccept how we are made? 
■ I know that I struggle with 
thoughts of self-deprecation 
I itnost every day. I look into the 
I fflinor and see things that point 
OQt ! am not perfect, and it seems 
Ske hvill never be able to see the 
I beauty that my friends tell me is 
ftiere. Over Christmas break, I 
listening to the radio, and a 
; came on that brought my 
f of my self into focus. The 
»ng is "Mirror" by Barlow Girl, 
ind its lyrics really define what is 
nnportant about how we should 
fiew ourselves: 
'Mirror, Mirror on the wall, 
■e I got it? 

Cause Mirror you've always 
told me who I am 
Im finding it's not easy to be 

So sorn you won't define 

Who are you to tell me 

I'm less than what I 

|Who are you? Who are you? 
need to listen 
[Tothe list of things I should do 
^'i"or I am seeing a new 

[f^ looking into the eyes of He 


'^^ to Him I have beauty 

™nd compare 
fftoow He defines me 
r^i" don't define me, you don't 

1^ effected my self-image 
IZ ^''^ ^^ art. and I am 
■^'J^ How Lee myself Un-t 

"' me by my creator. 
, . JU look into the mir- 
^^ *« you „en't an 
^.T."' a planed cre- 

This morning I woke up 
with the words to Aretha 
Franklin's R-E-S-P-E-C-T 
song in my head, and I have no 
idea why. The last time I heard 
that song was in 6th grade 
watching Bill Nye the Science 
Guy (who still e.xists at So if I have to 
remember it, it's only fair you 
have to also. 

Franklin makes a good 
point, respect is dangerously 
lacking in today's society. This 
may surprise you, but I'm not 
going on a Bill Cosby crusade 
against all of us about how we 
yell at our parents and have no 
respect for authority, etc. 
Instead, I question the institu- 

tions we're supposed to have 
respect for. 

The music industry has 
been suing teenagers left and 
right for stealing music. Is 
stealing wrong? You betcha, 
and I'm not going to defend it. 
I found a breakdown of the 
cost of a CD by the almighty 
institute of music research (go 
to and 
search for the Wal-Mart arti- 
cle) which stated that retail 
and label costs for overhead 
were $6.80 for a CD that costs 
us $15.99. That's also not 
including the $1.70 for label 
profit. While I don't think 
stealing is right (still wrestling 
mth this issue friends) can 
you see why no one has any 
respect for the music Indus- 

head to head 

Memorial to a mistake 

Brian Laurtizen 

I'm trying to picture the memori- 
al for the Iraq war. Last spring, the 
World War II Memorial was 
opened. Appropriately, there are 56 
granite pillars {one for each of the 
states and territories of the U.S. at 
the time) representing "the unprece- 
dented unity of the nation during 
WWn (ww\'' 

The field of 4,000 gold stars rep- 
resenting the more than 400.000 
Americans who died is also a fitting 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
is the most moving war memorial 
I've ever -visited, with th 
name of every fallen sol 
inscribed on a 
black granite wall 
All together, 58.245 

So, what would 
memorial for the Ira 
war look like? 
Several concepts 
made my short list An empty 
could represent how we sought, but 
never found, weapons of mass 
destruction. (This could be substi- 
tuted for an empty truck representa- 
tive of the mobile chemical weapons 
labs that we also didn't find.) 

A giant bronze oil well might look 
nice on the National Mall. It proba- 
bly would be a good idea to have a 
statue of Vice President Cheney hug- 
ging it A gas pump fountain for the 
children to play in would also be a 

How about a giant zero repre- 
senting the number of justifiable 
reasons for the war? Or an interac- 
tive memorial: a sandbox in the 
shape of Iraq with sticks (some 
would caU them "freedom branch- 
es") for people to draw pictures of 

Saddam Hussein in the sand. Or 
goverrunent-issued shovels to dig 
your own spider hole. 

How do you memorialize a mis- 

There's already a plaque in 
Collegedale's own Veterans 
Memorial Park commemorating the 
100 or so soldiers that died in 
Operation Iraqi Freedom. As if the 
war was over or something. That's 
almost laughable except for the 
sobering fact that more than 1,522 
soldiers (1,362 Americans) have 
actually died. 

Yes, I know the CoUcgedale VMP 

^.aque is specifically referring to 

the short period of time \s1ien the 

Iraq war had a name, but 

wants to tell the 

soldiers who died after 

that time, Thanks for your 

icrifice. but the mission was 

already accomplished." 

Last Thursday, President 
Bush finally admitted that what 
he says may have consequences. 
Did it take him four years as world 
leader to figure that out? Isn't that 
something someone should know 
prior to becoming president? 
Although, I'd tike to think that he's 
going to watch his mouth from now 
on, I'm not holding out much hope. 
'in spite of all this, our troops 
continue to serve. And thafs what 
makes me respect them even more. 
When Secretary of Defense Donald 
Rumsfeld tells them to their hces 
that we "go to war with die army 
[we] have-not the army [we] might 
want or wish to have," and they con- 
tinue to serve, that's class. Maybe a 
fitting memorial for the Iraq war 
would be President Bush saymg, 
Tm sorry." 

try? We love the artists but 
hate the labels. Why would we 
want to obey the rules of peo- 
ple who greedily gouge us? 
Hey, it's about R-E-S-P-E-C-T 

Switching gears, I want to 
issue a challenge to several 
policies here at Southern. I 
quote the student handbook 
on Dress (p. 50): "The follow- 
ing are specifically prohibited: 
tank tops tight fitting and 

styles. ..miniskirts. 
including bracelets, friendship 
bands. ..earrings, rings. ..stu- 
dents who wear jewelry may 
be suspended and must pay a 
$25 re-registration fee to be 

Don't get me wrong, 1 love 

this school, but how can I 
respect a school that doesn't 
enforce its own rules? 

This isn't a "no spitting on 
the sidewalk" law still on the 
books from the 1900's. But to 
selectively choose which laws 
are worth enforcing and which 
aren't is not going to win much 
respect from the student body. 
Whether you and I agree with 
the rule or not doesn't matter. 
You either have to enforce it or 
drop it altogether if it is 
indeed a high moral standard. 
Until then, students will have 
a hard time respecting the 
school that requires ties at 
vespers but doesn't enforce its 
other dress rules. 

Aretha Franklin sure said it 
best: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. 

left vs. 

Begi nning aga in 


Andrew Bermudez 

Almost three months ago, 
American voters re-elected 
President George W. Bush to 
serve our country for a second 
term, Despite all the com- 
plaints, a majority of Americans 
still believe that President Bush 
is better suited to lead our 
nation for the next few years 
than his Democratic challenger. 

Naturally, the President 
views his re-election as a man- 
date to continue the work he 
began his first four years 
in office. This reasoning 
has definite validity, 
the sense that 1 
should seek to gov- 
ern in a way that will 
satisfy those who 
gave him his power. 
However, in his new 
administration, the 
President must real- 
ize there have been 
mistakes made in the 
past four years, George Bush is a 
man who stands by what he 
believes, and does not quickly 
give in to popular pressure - 
however, he must not be afraid 
to admit errors in his ways, and 
to work to correct them. There 
have been mistakes made in 
Iraq; there is no doubt about 
that. The budget deficit must be 
dealt with honestly and serious- 
ly. There are serious divisions m 
our country that need healing. 

Some people would say that 
the concept of unifying is an 
ability that the President does- 
n't have; I don't think that is 
true. After the events of Sept. 11, 
we were all unified behind his 
leadership- As a man who 

seemed able to identify with the 
individual suffering felt by those 
most affected in the horrible 
tragedy, he gained our respect, 
our trust. Through the troubles 
caused by the war in Iraq, 
through the economic down- 
turn, and simply through the 
passage of time, our trust has 
been weakened. This is where 
thb President should place his 
priority - in regaining the trust 
of a fragmented populace. 

But that will be no easy 
task. It will be impos- 
sible to please every- 

e. The 
John Kerry's of 


will be 
impossible to satis- 
fy. But to engage 
the average, rea- 
sonable American, 
it will take an hon- 
est assessment of 
the current state of his adminis- 
tration. It will take an open, 
frank discussion of the issues at 
hand and the best ways to solve 
them. There's nothing wrong 
with standing firmly for what 
one believes, it's one of the 
strengths that made Bush 
appealing to a nation that is 
tired of wishy-washy politicians. 
He simply needs to balance that 
vrtth a willingness to admit mis- 
takes, and to rediscover the man 
who we all admired so much: a 
leader who is strong yet sensi- 
tive in the face of adversity, a 
leader who will work together 
with all types to do whatever it 
takes to make America a better 

8 The Southern Accent 

Thursday, January 2n 


Mehssa Turner 
ReMgion Editor 

i liC 


McDonald Road military ministry serves the troop 

Melissa Turner 

RELio r oM Edito h _^_^_ . 

Tears come to Ann Davis' eyes 
as she talks about the young men 
and women she has formed a bond 
with over the past year. 

"I got a lovely letter from 
Specialist Giacomozzi last week," 
Davis said. "She writes the loveliest 
letters, and she is such a good artist 

Davis mails Giacomozzi, who is 
currently serving in Iraq, care 
packages, sketchbooks and letters 
of encouragement. Davis serves as 
director of the Miiitaiy Personnel 
Ministry at the McDonald Road 
Seventh-day Adventist Church in 
McDonald, Tenn. Each week, Davis 
has a .stack of letters and packages 
to send to service men and women 
training here in the states or Rcrv- 

ing abroad. 

There are scarves in each of 
those [envelopes]. I went out and 
bought yam and there are some 
ladies at church who [knitted] the 
scarves and afghans for the service 
men and women for the winter," 
Davis explains. 

Since the war started in Iraq, 
Davis has taken a' real inter&st in 
shoving the U. S. troops her sup- 
port, especially since she has a son 
and a son-in-law serving in the mil- 

Davis has been keeping up a 
table where members can stop and 
write notes of encouragement to 

"I call it the Mail Matters table 
because mail does matter to these 
yoimg people," Davis says. "A good 
day to most of our troops is receiv- 

a card, a letter c 

2 pack- 


Private First Class Joshua 
Oliver, a member of the McDonald 
Road Church, wrote back about his 
experiences and what the packages 
have meant to him in the midst of 
hus struggles in the heart of Iraq. 

"One week I will be ... out in the 
hot sun in lull battle gear, the next 
week I will be out in the city looking 
for fights," Oliver writes. "When 
they say that we are over here mak- 
ing sacrifices, it doesn't necessarily 
mean getting killed or hurt. It also 
means being tired, being hungry, 
extremely hot and just plain miser- 
able fi-om all these things. Thanks 
for the pictures, Little Debbie 
cakes, chips. It's nice to have 

Besides the Mail Matters table, 

Davis has been organizing gift bags 
with comfort items such as 
"Cooldannas" which are bandanas 
with a cooUng agent as well as high- 
quality combat boot socks. These 
gift bags are presented along with a 
certificate of recognition to service 
men and women when they visit 
the church on leave. 

Another focus of the ministi>' is 
providing troops who show an 
interest with Christian dog tags, 
available on the Web at SoS@fed- 
eralist.cdm. The Christian dog tags 
are in bright, patriotic colors with a 
Bible verse from Joshua 1:9: "I will 
be strong and courageous, I will not 
be terrified or discouraged, for the 
Lord my God is with me wherever I 

"Fve heard from guys who say ... 
they talk about religion all the time 

because they are scared of djiD,* 

Davis says. "I thought they 21 
keep these in their pockets ^1 
they get scared they could rad itl 
As the ministry is continuinj, J 
grow and reach new people, ife^J 
sees a difference io ^fs. 
Sergeant Paul Maupin wrote a i™ 
of appreciation for the chur^ 
ministry as he serves in Iraq. • 
received the care package you '^ 
yesterday and it really touched ei 
heart. Little reminders, of ho 
and the good people we have h 
there, help remind those of ui 
why we are doing what w 

For more information about i 
Military Personnel Ministry or a 
ting a similar ministry started, J 
mail Ann Davis at: I I 

Shatter the globe for God Reaching in, part I 

I've been fascinated by 
snow globes since 1 was too 
small to safely hold one by 
myself (unless it was plastic). 
There's just something about 
those tiny snowflakes or twin- 
kling sparkles whirling 
around inside a world of its 
vei7 own to capture the imag- 

My mom received a rather 
ornate snow globe for 
Christmas. It's quite large— so 
large you're not really sup- 
posed to pick it up and shake 
it to get the sparkles to fly. 
Instead you push a button on 
the back that turns on a small 
light and creates a little wind 
to gently send the sparkles 
fluttering. What really caught 

my attention was the scene 
presented in this. Mary, 
Joseph and Jesus are on the 
inside of the globe, with the 
sparkles, while the wise men, 
shepherd, animals, and even 
an angel, are all on the outside 
of the globe gazing in. To me it 
looks like they desperately 
wish to see Jesus, but behind 
the glass wall, He is out of 
their reach. "Those poor peo- 
ple," I think. (Unfortunately, I 
am prone to have feelings for 
inanimate objects at times.) 
"Why do they have to be stuck 

Is it possible that we put 
Jesus in a snow globe- 
unreachable to ourselves or to 
others? It may seem invisible, 
but it's as real as the glass wall 
of the Christmas snow globe. 

We say, "Okay, Jesus, you 

have this part of my life, 
but just stay right there. I've 
got the rest of it under con- 

Only when the globe is 
smashed can we come face-to- 
face with our Savior. We can- 
not truly feel His touch or fall 
in love with His heart until we 
allow Him into every part of 
our lives. Once we are cap- | 
tured by this authentic love, ' 
others around us will auto- 
matically get an up-close view 
of God. 

There is a world dying to 
get into the globe. They want 
to know if this thing is for 
real, or if it's just another 
magical world isolated from 
reality. The shepherd and 
wise men are waiting. It's time 
to shatter the globe. 

How to witness effectively 

One of our duties as 
Christians and followers of 
Christ is to be witnesses. We all 
want to be effective witnesses, 
and we do our best to ensure this 
happens. Witnessing is more 
than simply going out and telling 
otliers about Christ. It is more 
than standing up in church and 
giving a testimony. In order for 
people to be an effective witness, 
they must have Christ in tiiem. 
This means Christ should be the 
focus of eveiy part of their lives, 
including thought and actions. 

In tlie book "Christ's Way of 

Reaching People" by Philip G. 

Samaan, he states that "we must 

saturate our minds mth Christ 

'■ and what He can do, so that we 

may see ourselves and „_ 

ness to others in the right per- 

By doing this we will be able 
to overcome any obstacle, but we 
have to remember that Christ 
should, be the center of our lives. 
People should not see tiie indi- 
vidual, they should see Christ. 
Samaan continues to say that 
allowing Christ to lead out in our 
lives entails committing our- 
selves to God on a daily basis. 
Tliis constant conimitment will 
make us efficient laborers and 
soul winners for Christ. 

However, we should not 
become proud of our success in 
witnessing that we forget \vher? 
our testimonies come from. 
Ellen White said "success in 
doing the work of Uie Lord may 

lead us to forget the Lord of the 
work." In other words, we 
should not get so caught up in 
doing God's work that it pushes 
us farther away from him. In fact 
doing God's work should be a 
tool to help build a closer, 
stixjnger relationship with him' 
It should pull us to Christ, not 
push us away. 

Consequently, one of the first 
steps to becoming an effecti^'e 
Mtiiess for God is totally conse- 
crating and conunitting our lives 
to him. 

As Dr. Samaan wrote, "if we 
are to draw others to God bv the 
power of Christ's love, then w 
must >ieldour lives and methods 
totaUytoChristandhis method" 

I have always been interest- 
ed in the Vietnam War. One 
summer I read more than 30 
autobiographies of former sol- 
diers, reading a lot about fire- 
bases. When the United States 
military needed to occupy an 
area to protect vital villages, or 
to fight a large enemy, they 
would build a firebase, which 
served as a location to run mis- 
sions out of local areas. But to 
serve its job of hosting mis- 
sions, the firebase had to be 
internally strong and fortified 
against an enemy. 

The church is like a firebase. 
We have to be internally forti- 
fied in order to run missions in 
local areas. 

We need to be built on the 
rock, in our personal lives as 
well as a church. But there is so 
much focus on out-reach that 
we need to start looking at 
"inreach" as well. There are so 

many missions reaching outiJ 
certain aspects, but what ^ 
being done by each of lu U 
reach in to our fellow believersj 
Just walking around campiir 
and overhearing conversatioaj 
proves that we need J 
here! How much of a 
could happen if students si 
ing taking an initiative to n 
fellow classmates? Just becau^ 
we are Seventh-day Adventii) 
doesn't mean w 
Christians. How many tim^ 
have we baptized someone in 
our church, only to leave IhJ^ 
alone after they join? 

Dr. Samaan said ii 
events class that "Our memM 
ship in the U.S. is one miUiol 
with one million ex-Adventw 
as well." Those are astonisliii' 
figures! What can v 

We should be lifting e 
other up. Who knows, theni 
time you encourage sonieone.| 
may just change their life! 

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Collegedale Community 

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r;;:^ J anuary 20, 2005 

Sports Editor 


J. lie 


The Southern Accent 9 

Rounders vs. Just Blaze 

fiallerz fall to the Vandals 

Not so Sneaky 

■"We made some key shots and 
aved defense really well. We 
caused himovers, and we made 
m for our mistakes on the defen- 
iv-e end," said Matt Andersen, 
n and shooting guard of the 
lie VandaJs. 

That about sums up what took 
Jace on Tuesday night's men's 
asketball header between the 
'andals and the Ballerz, as the 
'andals defeated The Ballera, 38- 

Both teams were fairly com- 
posed, looking for the open man 
to take the shot. However, the 
first half went in the Vandals 
favor as they out hustled the 
Ballerz on the offensive boards, 
which led to second-chance 
opportunities and trips to the free 
throw line. 

"We had a lot of turnovers. 
The refs weren't really calling 
anything at all. It was frustrating; 
we got frustrated and just threw 
the ball away," said Tristan 
Carrington, coach of the Ballerz. 

Tonight's leading scorers were 
the Ballerz' Isaac Mitchell, No.ii, 
and the Vandals' Jonathan 
Cheme, N0.8. Some players from 
the Ballerz squad also expressed 
their desire for more crowd sup- 
port, and team cheerleaders. 

The Ballerz \vill look to 
advance to 2-4 against the 
Bishops tomorrow night at 9 p.m. 

"We're going to slow the ball 
down more and try not to get into 
the fast break run and gun. Also 
get more rebounds and bo.K out," 
said Carrington, 

The Women's basketball 
team Sneaky Business put a 
new perspective on the game of 
basketball Tuesday evening. 
Their philosophy isn't based on 
who has the higher score. Their 
feisty game play and winning 
spirit proved that the game can 
be played just for the sheer fun 
of the sport. 

"Well I know we're not very 
good at shooting, so I just 
stepped up the defense and 
prevented them from shoot- 
ing." said Sneaky's forward 
Joella Wright. 

The Rebounders defeated 
Sneaky Business 24-11. But 
where the Rebounders domi- 
nated in scoreboard points. 
Sneaky Business made up in 
team spfrit. 

Despite Sneaky Business' 
shooting guard Katie Poole 
raking in four fouls, she some- 
how maintained a cheerful 
heart, shown by her playful 
taps on tlie shoulders of the 
referees, or a quick shoulder 
shrug in response to a whistle, 
ending with a big laugh. 

"Our team spirit is amazing. 
Despite tlie fact that we lose all 
the time, the girls still come out 
and play their hardest. I'm just 
really proud of them as they do 
the best they can," said 
Sneaky's point guard and team 
captain, Tomesha Smith. 

Whatever happened to being 
downtrodden about losing and 
blaming your loss on bad 
defense or poor organization? 
Kudos Sneaky Business, my 
sportsmanship award goes to 

The Rebounders however, 
remained at a serious level as 
they shot the lights out on 
Sneaky's defense in the second 

The Rebounders' center 
Danielle Wilson briefly 
responded about her team's 

"Our shots were falling, and 
we played with no subs 
tonight," she said. 

The Rebounders will play 
their ne.'rt game against Waffle 
House on Jan. 24th at 9pm. 
Sneaky Business will get a long 
break until the 26th when they 
rematch the Rebounders, 

This week in 

£^ 1 nis week m _ 


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San Antonio Spurs' Robert Horry, right, 
defends as Houston Rockets' Trncy McCrady. 
goes up for a shot during the Bret quarter 
Saturday in Houston. 

flies o""^'^*^ Patriots running back Corey Dillon 
""; sJ!!^i"'^°""^ short of the goal tine during 
gamtT"- ^^ °^ ^^"^ AFC divisional playoff 
Siadiy^^^ the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette 
^\ ,^'^^^^y in Foxboro, Mass- The Patriots 
^^ Colts, 20-3. 

miy to winmnl • Worid cup wom 

105 U.S. Figure 
1, Sunday, at the 

1 Portland, Ore, aftcrwinning 

^ t the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 

Portland Kwan won her ninth title tying Maribel 
Vinson for the all-tinie record. 

c Garden. 

10 The Southern Accent 

Thursday, January ; 





1 Slain nurse 

6, Angry 

9. Frills on a shirt 

14. Happen 

15. Climber 

16. Christian love 

17. Related to a chimp 

18. Prefix 

19. Golden limes 

20. Cathartic 

22. Sausage 

23. One, two, three, etc. 

24. Spruce 

26. Type of cigar 
30. Designers 

34. Pertaining to the third degree 

35. Turn the other one! 

36. North Chinese Dynasty 

37. Augury 

38. Husband 

39. Biting comment 
40. Alamos, NM 

41 What kind of bird gets wonm 

42 Male name meaning spear 

43. Dire 

45. Relating to the main trunk of 

the heart 

48. Computer's and bytes 

47. Question 

48. Bundle of wheat 
51 . Noggins 

57. Desert plant 

58 100 square meters 

59. Roman palace 

60. Era 

61 Used to create roofs 

62. Rumors 

63. Present is one 

64. Rude 

65. Winter vehicles 


1. In the 

2. Beige color 

3. National Center tor Atmospheric 

Research (acronym) 

4. Drying oil used in varnishes 

(C) 2001 Collegiate Presswire Features Syndicate 

5. Fundamenlal 

6. Type of dress 

7. Israel; Aviv 

8. Montezuma's revenge 

9 Cross in middle of the block 

10. Aral 

1 1 . The original Roseanne 

12. Op of closes 

13. Frivotousmood 
21. Digit 

25. Leered 
26 Reprimand 

27. A swelling 

28. More than hefty 
29 Card game 

30. Used to express futurity 

31. Dark complected 
32 ^tirma 

33. A prophetess 
35. sparkle 

38. A handle 

39. Conceal 

41. An imposing stnicture 

44. Barbed wire barricade 

45. Remains of tire 

47. Bitter 

48. Ella Rtzgerald specialty 

49. What sonie frats do 

50. Course in supply and demand 

52. Middle Eastern 

53. True 

54- Stare at 

55. iMo winner 

56. Up 

The Southern Accent ii 


3 wheels, a smaller 

^''for tt-aveling. a manzanita 

[\i. accessories, training 

^-,c pxtra food and litter. 

Total value is approximately 

ii8'500. Asking $750.00 for 

J n ^May consider trade. Call 

I 396-2501 evenings after 6:00 pm, 

1 J e-mail to 


Free kitt>' to a good home. 
Ke> 5 months old, neutered, and 
[lashi^ shots. 396-4887- 

~ Apartments | 

Is bedioom. 2 bath house is for 
3 a month. The house 
is ten minutes from campus in 
Ijnail Run and the end of a cul- 
Je-syc. The house has all newap- 
I pSances and was renovated in 
1 2003. Please call Jason @ 423 
1 432-9094 

, Rooms For Rent Larger 

11 S350/month with $200 

I deposit. Smaller room 

1 S290/month with $150 deposit. 

I WB take either 2 males, one male 

I for eiich room, OR 2 females, one 

I for each room. Included ameni- 

i: VVireless high speed inter- 

:, Cable TV, Electric, Water, 

I Washer, Dryer .Private entrance 

I for each room, security lights, 

I Shared kitchenette & bath 1 mile 

I finin Southern. Call 903-6308 or 

r after ypm 396-4887. 

iRoom for Rent: perfect for a 

ywho wants to live off campus! 

1/2 Utilities. One room of 

1 a mobile home, the resi- 

it must be willing to live with 

^ other guys. He will share a 

, kitchen, living room, 

t 'aundiy room. 20 minutes 

1 Southern on Au-port Rd. 

JJason at 731-607- 4990. 

Elect, cont. | 

Toshiba laptop, AMD-K6 3D 
processor, 367 MHz, 64 MB 
RAM, 4GB, floppy, CD 
ROM,sound, USB port, ethemet 
adapter included, Windows 98 
operatmg system. $90obo. Call 
Cheryl at 423-503-6378 or emaU 

Desktop PC, Athlon 1700 AMD 
processor, 256 RAM (32 shared 
video), 4GB main, 30 GB second- 
ary internal harddrive, video, 
sound, LAN, floppy, DVD, 
40x12x48 CD Burner, 2 USB 
ports, Windows XP operating sys- 
tem. Also mcludes 17" flat screen 
monitor, optical mouse, and key- 
board. $400obo. Call Cheryl at 
423-503-6378 or email gitar- . 

Desktop Computer for Sale 
$100.00 Ethemet Ready Great 
for emailing Instant Messagmg 
Microsoft Software included for 
those late night papers and much 
much more. For more details 
Contact Sharon @ 423-236-6382 

12" Mac IBook "snow" G3 
SOOMhz, 15GB Hard Drive, 
384MB RAM, CD, OS X Jaguar, 
Carrying case. Very nice 
Condition!! Asking $600.00. 
Email me at 

Professional Video and audio 
Edditing Soft^vare for your 
4, Sound Forge 6 All for only 
$150.00. Compare at $500 for 
(Academic) Vegas 5 and Sound 
Forge 7. Oatest versions), They 
Retail for $1200. For more info 
call David at 316-4997 




pE Round toaster oven. 
_ ftshrf metal, glass roU-door. 
■Wen condiUon. Askine 
■tooo. Call 423.503-6327 

Kzr 1"'™ "''" - 

Kr"™t condition complete 
■"«TOi $85.00 Call 344-6931 



W^^ '■^■HER-SHOT 5.0 
Ij iIjI camera. With 

Ifcdu ^ andpackaging. 

^ n s battery charg- 
ji "memon stick, USB con- 
^ =ni AA' cable $250, 


^^^^: Halo r& 2, Madden 

t;7'- =k3 and a 2 in 1 

|%isr.,,™S S300 obo call 

^ «3-987.49io 

Banquet Dress-light periwn- 
kle, scooped neckline, short 
sleeve, empire bodice accented 
with cording flowered, princess 
line skirt. Has been altered on 
shoulders. Alfred Angelo. Size 10, 
wore once, asking $55- Mgi'al 
pictures can be sent at your 
request. Contact Monique at or 396- 


SALE! All dresses are available to 
try on and digital pictures can be 
sent at your request. Call Carrie 
at X2839 during work hours or 
313-4779 off hours. 

Hunter Green size 11/12, 
Velvet top with small chiffon 
flowers, the bottom flows with 
chiffon overlay. Tlie back is 

open in a triangle shape. Worn 
once, asking $25.00 

Lilac, wide sleeveless, mth 
beads on front, lace-up back. 
Size 12, worn once, asking $75.po 

Dark Plum, simple and ele- 
gant. Higher neck, lower back. 
Size 10, wom once, asking $7500 

Champagne 2 piece, simple 

and elegant. Sleeveless top, a- 
line skirt with sUt up back,\vrap 
included. Top size lo. Bottom 
size 12. Wom once, asking 

Apple Red 2 piece, simple and 
elegant. Cowl neck in chiffon, 
sleeveless top, a-line skirt with slit 
up back. Top size 10, Bottom 
size 12. Worn once, asking 

Black with white trim, rhine- 
stones and pearls around bodice. 
Jessica McClintock, size 14. 

Royal Blue spaghetti strap 
with beads on straps and 

bodice. Has a wrap look to it 
around the front. Has been 
altered on sides, size 12. Wom 
once. $50.00 or best offer. 

Desk & Matching Bookcase, 
$30. Black metal trim, brown 
shelves. Digital pictures can he 
sent at your request. Call Carrie 
X2839 during work hours, or 313- 
4779 after hours 

2 Chandeliers - One is a Brass 
Colonial with eight 
plete wth globes $60.00 The 
other is a Brass Colonial \vith five 
arms, complete \vith globes 
$40.00 Call 344-6931 

Marian Magoon 396-9206 or e- I \vill 
be happy to help you with a order 
book and forms 

Rock Climbing Shoes Anasazi 
Moccasym by 5.10 Size 11.5, 
Brand Spanking New $85Call 
Anthony at (cell) 615-300-7211 or 
7714 Or stop by my room to tiy 
them on, 3714 Talge Evenings are 

Hyperlite Wakeboard 

Bindings, 3060, Size Large,great 
shape. $130- call Justin: 280- 
9151 or email 

Palomar Mt. bike. Good condi- 
tion. $175 ob.o. (paid $250) 
comes w/pump & H2O botde. 
contact . Michael@ , rm# 
236-7202 or cell (251) 604-5225 
leave a message. 

I Instruments | 

2-year-old Epiphone guitar for 
sale.Rarely used, includes hard 
case and mner.Over 550 new, will 
sell for $400 obo.Call Eric at 236- 
732. ,^ , 

Great Ibanez 4 stnng "^ss! 2 
years old, played only 1 week 
deep blue color, hard case, strap, 
mner, stage stand, small 15 watt 
amp with cord. No scraches, 
dents or other flaws of any kind, 
%vaiting to be played, just needs 
someone who wants to! $500 
obo. Needs to seU! contact 
Lindsay at 423-236-6171 or Und- 

Yamaha PSR-550 P'^n" 

Keyboard. Like new. 61 Touch- 
sensitive ke_vs, floppy disk drive, 
LCD display. Midi and XG com- 
patible. Has Yamaha's Music 
Database and huge database of 
sounds and rhythms. Great sound 
for an ine.v-pensive keyboard. 
Includes midi cable, accessory kit 
and music stand, keyboard stand, 
and high quality carrying case (all 
worth over $100). $500. 

Look it up at Call 
Alan at 580-8992. 

I Vehicles | 

Own a Piece of History! 

Classic 1984 Mercedes 240D 
DIESEL! Runs and drives, needs 
work. Great project for restore, or 
auto shop classes! Sold in AS-IS 
condition. No Rust! 136K Original 
miles! Steal it today for ONLY 
$500!! Call Andrew @ 236-4343 
or e-mail 

Year 2000 Honda RC-51 
999CC motorcycle. Mechanically 
sound, could use paint job. Call 

99'White,VW Beetle GLS 71k, 
in great condition, all records 
kept,loaded with Sunroof, 
Spoiler, Tinted windows, cmise 
control, power windows and locks 
etc. $8600.00 obo Call Kelly at 

1999 Ford Mustang Coup, 43K 
miles. Electric green. Leather, 
Power everything, 

CD/Tape/AM/FM, K8d^ Airfilter, 
Cmise, Clean Carfax history 
report, excellent car with no prob- 

I Vehicles cent. ] 

lems. $8800 obo Contact Andy at 
423-503-5031 or email at 

98 Saab Turbo SE, 91K, Silver, 
Leather, $6,499 call 423-619- 
5794, 931-924-8404 Peter Lee 

1996 Satum SL2 Coup, 86k, 4- 
door, automatic, $1800 OBO. 
Call 423 313 4905- 

White Geo Metro 1993 2 door, 
AC, Heat, Automatic Good 
Transportation Asking $850 Call 
(423)802-2120 Anytime 

1991 Red Acura Legend LS 
Coupe, Leather, Power every- 
thing. Sunroof, Cruise control, 
AC, 6 Disc CD Changer, Very 
Clean, Brand new drivers seat, 
Runs Great, Still very fast, $4000. 
Call Anthony at 423-552-4032. 

1991 Ford axplorer, Eddie 
Bauer Edition. 4-Wheel-Drive, V6 
4.0 liter engine, automatic trans- 
mission. Power windows and 
locks, moon roof, privacy glass, 
roof rack, CD player. $1,800 . a 
great deal! Call Carlos at 423- 
236-6845 or email 

1990 Acura Integra, automat- 
ic, red, runs great, very fast car. 
30 mpg, $2400 253-797-4578 
Nicholas Mann 


Bel Canto is seeking female 
singers .loin us MWF at noon in 
MWH {music building) room 301 


student media leaders 

The Student Media Board is looking for next year's 

Southern Memories editor Accent editor 

Strawberry Festival producer Joker editor 

Pick up applications in the student services office and sub- 
mit your application and portfolio by Jan. 31. 

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The ducks go for a walk... 


by Justin Janetd<J 

by Kevin Jackson and Matt 

T he Sou thgrn Accent 

Volume 60, Issue 14 

iRRENT Events 

Student park 
cave re-opens 
to students 

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The cave once used for 
storing potatoes and other 
farm produce is now being re- 
opened for Southern 
Adventist University students 
and employees to enjoy. Soon 
groups of three to lo people 
will be able to explore up to 
2,306 feet of the student park 

"We're opening it up as an 
easy-access cave. It's a very 
user-friendly cave," said Mike 
Hills, outdoor education pro- 



"We'll be able to take anyone 
into the cave." 

The cave was discovered in 
the 1800s when quarrymen 
cut limestone from around 
the cave. The current 
entrance sticks out farther 
than the rest of the rock face. 

While other people are 
invited to explore the cave, 
biology and outdoor educa- 
tion students will mostly use 
it. Hills plans to teach several 
classes in the cave, such as 
wilderness first aid. In addi- 
tion, outdoor education stu- 
dents will be trained to lead 
groups through the cave. 

"It's a good tool for stu- 
dents," Hills said. "Students 
get hands-on experience in 
leadership and conservation." 

Cave visitors are required 
to sign a waiver, follow cave 
guidelines and wear and carry 
proper equipment. The 
entrance gate requires key 
access to protect the cave and 
cavers. Group leaders must 
read a booklet and pass a 
short test. The purpose for the 
guidelines is for safety and 

"The University is helping 
to educate people about safe 
caving and conservation," 
Hills said. 

Community members 

wishing to visit the Student 
Park Cave must have a uni- 
versity escort. Arrangements 
for exploring the Student 
Park Cave can be made 
through the School of 
Education & Psychology. 

"Our goal is to share 
knowledge of caves," Hills 
said. "We want people to visit | 
this cave." 

Students lead prayer 

Southern students, from left, Jaime Pombo, Phillip HuJIquist, Dalia McUlflh, and Henry Diaz bow Uieir 
heads for 30 seconds of silent prayer before the start of Wednesday mornings week of prayer. 

This week hundreds of 
Southern students have packed 
the Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church for student 
week of prayer. 

Student week of prayer is an 
annual event where students 
have the opportunity to speak to 
their peers and tell them about 
the God they love. During the 
week there are five morning 
meetings and three evening 
meetings with a different student 
speaking for each. 

"I believe that Student Week 
of Prayer is a great way to help 
refocus ourselves 

to why we are here, and that is to 

serve God," said Jaron 
McClannahan, freshman general 
studies major. "I often find that 
without reminders like student 
week of prayer I simply get too 
caught up in studying and the 
other million things I want to do 
and forget to spend time with our 
Lord and Savior." 

In order to have the ii a.m. 
time free every day for week of 
prayer, Southern moved 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 
morning classes up an hour, 
making some classes meet at 7 
a.m. Despite the hassle of a 
changed schedule and some very 
early morning classes, students 
still find smdent week of prayer 
to be very important. 

"Often times we get caught up 
in our work and forget God, and 
week of prayer is a good way to 
remind us what is most impor- 
tant," said Christian Moore, sen- 
ior accounting major. 

Students say they really enjoy 
hearing their peers speak, people 
with stories they can relate with, 
talking to them on their level. 

"I like that fact that students 
are speaking, The whole week in 
general seems more laid back 
and genuine," says Moore. 

Reed Richardi will wrap up 
the morning meetings on Friday 
at II a.m speaking on "Growing 

See Prayer, Pg. 2 

Southern aid falls short 

Southern's Student 

Association is saddened by the 
amount of money students 
raised for the Tsunami Relief 

"I'm disappointed, I thinlt we 
could have done better than 
that," said Melvin Taylor, stu- 
dent association president. "But 
praise God for what we did 
because ifs better than noth- 

SA originally asked students 
to give $1 to the cause and hoped 
to raise about $2000, which 
would then be matched by the 
Senate. About $700 has been 
raised so far, but the Senate is 
still donating $2000. 

Students said the efforts 
weren't promoted enough and 
they were unsure where make 

"I know I got an e-mail about 
it but I didn't know where to 
take the money," said Jessica 

Stubleski, freshman nursing 

Taylor said he armounced the 
project twice at convocation, 
placed fliers in the dorms and 
sent out an e-mail. He added 
that better promotional meth- 
ods could have been used but 
sometimes you have to work 
with your resources. 

"No matter how much you 
promote, it can be done better. 

See Aid Pg. 3 

Thursday, Janu ary 27 




co ntinued from F.l 

Friday night vespers will 
begin as usual at 8 p.m. and 
will be given by Kelly 
Razzouk. She ivill be speaking 
on "Sharing Christ", accom- 
panied by Jonathan Meharry 
and Katherine Moura. 

"The people that God finds 
just seem to be more and 
more powerful," said Alex 
Spearman, junior broadcast 
journalism major. "I expect 
God to move in amazing ways 
on this campus." 

Health Services opens to faculty 

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Ch.ittflnoogn, TN J74U7 

Michelle Thomas 

The University Health Center, 
formerly Health Services, is now 
serving faculty, staff, and any 
dependents covered by Adventist 
Risk Management- Students will 
have to share the facility and 
leam the importance of making 
appointments if they do not want 
their wait time increased. 

This change took place Jan. 
10,2005. So far, the health cen- 
ter has served five people under 
this new criterion. Despite small 
numbers the staff remains opti- 

"Hopefully, there will be more 
each week," said Audrienne 
Andreika, assistant director- 
practice manager. 

All faculty and staff received 
an e-mail about this change and 
cveiything it entailed. However, 
Andreika feels word-of-mouth 
will be more effective in improv- 
ing turnout. 

"People will have a good expe- 
rience and tell others it's good 

down there," Andreika said. 

The health center will offer 
basic and professional services. 
Basic services are free and 
include blood pressure and 
weight checks. Professional serv- 
ices include treatment of minor 
illness, physical exams and lab 
tests, among other things. 
Patients will be charged $10 co- 
pay for each professional visit 

Some believe the appeal of 
going to the health center is ques- 
tionable, considering faculty and 
staff have access to local physi- 

"I don't really know what the 
motive of faculty going to health 
services [would be]," said 
Maranatha Hay, junior broadcast 
journalism major. 

Students don't seem to mind 
the change, as long as the pri- 
mary focus of the facility remains 
focused on them. 

"Health Services is a facility 
where students can get help on 
campus when they can't go else- 
where. Obviously, students 

should be a priority, but if they 
can also handle faculty I don't see 
why not," Hay said. 

There remains some concem 
that the venture may take away 
from the students. 

"My initial impression is it's 
probably not a good idea because 
it will take the focus from the stu- 
dents," said Tiffany Foley, sopho- 
more nursing major. 

Hay noticed that in general, I 
the health center did not appear I 
to be too busy to handle the new I 
patients. Hopefully, this will I 
remain true as more facul^ a: 
staff make appointments. 

"If I was faculty I wouldn't I 
mind getting a shot there," said 1 
Amanda Jehle, English education I 

Information Services provides more Mac support 


Staff Whiters ^___^_^_^___ 

When Macintosh users have a 
problem widi their computers, 
many feel tliere are few places 
forsupport, and Information 
Services usually isn't one of 

"If all else fails and I'm com- 
pletely stumped and my friends 
can't help mc, then I go to [IS]," 
said Sara-May Colon, sophomore 
religious education and graphic 
design major. 

While Mac support has been 
limited in the past, IS 

vides better service to those who 
own Macintoshes to meet the 
growing presence of Macs on 
campus, but it still has its limita- 

"If somebody has a problem 
with their Mac, they can call us 
just like a PC person can, but 
once it's determined that the Mac 
needs repairing, we have to send 
them downtown," said Henry 
Hicks, director of IS . 

IS caimot repair Macintoshes 
due to the cost of becoming an 
official Apple repair center. 
Increase of Mac use on campus is 
causing IS to review this, espe- 

cially since the university 
about 150 in various depart- 

While IS doesn't have staff 
who specialize only in Macintosh, 
the School of Visual Art and 
Design has hired someone. 

"I provide a lot of support for 
students with Macs because there 
aren't many other options," said 
Will Cordis, mformation technol- 
ogy administrator in the School 
of Visual Art and Design. 

For students it is not only eas- 
ier to get help from Cordis, who 
was hired especially to handle 
computer problems for students 

and professors in the depart- 1 
ment, but it's also cheaper. I 
charges $30 an hour for support, | 
Mac or PC. 

"We're not in it for the I 
money," said Michael McClung,! 
assistant director for \ 

Professors Uke the School of| 
Journalism 3 

Communication's Stephen I 
are hopeful that IS will be abietol 
provide help when problems! 

"I look forward to strongerl 
support that IS says they are pro- ■ 

Timothy Jiwn 

Jacqlti Seelply Andrew Bermiidkz Sonya Reaves 

Omar Bourne -Ianeu. PhTnnoNE Raz Catarama 

news editor lavout & desioh 

Megan Biiauner Jessica Rivera 
layout & desion 



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LM.TRE Chamberlain 

Southern celebrates Black History IMonth 


LeeAnn Paulsen 


This February students at 
Southern can participate in 
Black History Month. The Black 
Christian Union has plans to 
make this year's events not only 
educational, but also at a time 
when the whole student body 
can get involved. 

This helps celebrate our dif- 
ferences, and ifs great that 
Southern encourages involve- 
ment," said Jackie Torres, 
freshman nursing major. 

Black Historv Month was 
established in 1926 as a time to 
recognize great Africai 
Amencan pioneers and institu- 
tions. All across the country lec- 
tures and e.\hibitions are beme 
held. The Universit>' of 
Tennessee at Chattanooga is 
nostmg various African 
Amencan speakers. Here at 
Southern there ^vill be lectures 
stones, worships, and a cultural 
show to emphasize the month 
Its goodto be aware of what 

other cultures went through to 
gain acceptance in America," 
said C.J. David, junior pre- 
physical therapy major. 

On Feb. 3 Sabrina Coleman 
Clark will speak at 7:30 p.m. in 
Ackerman Auditorium. She will 
talk about Marian Anderson, 
the first African American to 
perform at the Metropolitan 
Opera. Vespers on Friday and 
the Saturday church service at 
CoUegedale will be held by Dean 
Emil Peeler who is director of 
Open Bible Ministries and 
author of the book "The 
Zacchaeus Effect". 

ECU will host a cultural show 
in lies P.E. Center Saturday 
night. There will be games, triv- 
ia questions, and prize drawings 
up to S250. A fashion show will 
also take place where students 
can dress up as famous African 

"This is not only a chance for 
students to educate themselves, 
but they can get cool prizes. It 
ivill be a really ftm experience," 

said Kenneth Victor, presideDlj 
of ECU. . I 

Other events throughout It' ■ 
month will include guest spea):- ■ 
ers in Ackerman Auditonuul 
and worships in the mens doio ■ 
that focus on having fa'*"" 
God and the struggle 
minorities went through t 
acceptance in America. .1 

This year Black H.^ 
Month will only last three »«»■ 

at Southern due to spnneb^ I 
but the emphasis on the u»P«M 
tance of the month ivJlM"" 

cut short. „, to to 9! I 

"Sometimes we "^' ^j 

this culture is supenor, "A 

culture is superior, but" ^ I 

to become more "P™. .^ricwl 
and not narrow rmndeo, | 

^^- .hp mon*i 

Throughout J;!'^ .edotl 
information will be P>» ^ I 
flyers, on the TV mon.»^,^. 
in the Campus '- ^1 
Announcements wiU 
made at convocation. 

bursday, January 27, 2005 

rt~" 1 ' ; i . 1 he Southern Accent 3 

Uness keeps missionafy^inly trom tsunami ♦ 

AinxWN Bechtel 

^AFF _w»!TE! 

Water is often paralleled to 

lerenit)' and the source of life. 

Ironically, water is also the 
use of death and destruc- 

On Dec, 26, 2004 the 

urth largest earth- 

El'ualie since 1900 caused a 

nami in the Indian Ocean. 

; tsunami brought devasta- 

ton to much of South Asia. 

of Southern's student 

i.l and her family, cele- 
|_1l„jtv.! the holidays close to 
|the disaster area. Amanda and 
|her sister Lindsey, a freshman 
Southern, along with her 
■ parents Ken and Diane were 
I visiting the Anvin Uttru 
I orphanage in southern India. 

Amanda The Gaspard family amongst children at the Anvui UttJ^'oih"^ag! 

The orphanage is located 
about 150 miles from the 

Amanda's family wanted to 
spend Christmas together, as 
well as bring Christmas pres- 
ents for the orphaned chil- 
dren. With the help of the 

Hasel digs in Cyprus 

ii hiel Hasel head of the 
s\ department is cur- 
il batiLa] m Cyprus on a 
(.holarship The presti- 
' ] irship will fund his tnp 
ith in and around the 
Hdiel IS the first faculty 

't (.holarship Hasel left for 
r Ian 5 2005 and \vill not 
itil August. His wife GiseDe 

tmr tivo preschool-aged 
II Lompanied him on his 

* ulhnght Program is dedi- 
mtemationai educational 
Those who receive a 
Jit srholarship travel to 
mntry for educational 
usually lecturing and 
h The United States 
1 Depaitnient of State, Bureau of 
I Educational and Cultural Affairs 
I sponsor this esteemed program. 

Ever>' year the religion depart- 
I menl gives one professor a sabbati- 
' leave, allowing them to take 
id time off from teaching in order 
do research. This year Hasel took 
S! opportunity, along with his 
■Fulbright scholarship, to research 


Irontinued from P.l 

e circumstances," Taylo: 

said students didn't 
|"*!theeiJort to donate. 

' Ihink people didn't tale time 
^ their davto go and put money 
J . -lid Chelsea Inglish, 
">an ptihlio relations major. 
^^er. the senior graduating 
""Ailig the effort. They are 
a Valentine's Day fimdraiser 
™ «11 candy grams in the 
°- student center and The 
= Market. Senior Oass 
™ KeDy Razzouk said they 
"to reach out to those who 

dig sites in Cyprus for a book he is 
working on. Hasel has tvritten three 
books and published over 20 arti- 
cles. The information he gathers 
will help him with his work on at 
least two new books. Hasel is work- 
ing with the Cyprus American 
Archaeological Research Institute 
(CAARI), an American overseas 
research center, doing research and 

While Hasel is gone, the religion 
department has managed to keep 
things going. 

"It is a bit rough," said Cecelia 
Luck, an archaeology museimi stu- 
dent ^vorker. "I don't have that 
direct access to him." 

Luck, who is in charge of the 
Museum Volunteer Program and 
advertising for the museum, has a 
lot of responsibility in his absence. 
Also, one of Hasel's classes, 
Archaeology in the New Testament, 
is not being taught this semester. 

This summer Hasel ^vill spend 
three weeks with students of 
Southern on an archaeological dig 
in Israel. The dig will be at Hazor, 
Gahlee. This 200-acre excavation 
site is the largest in the countiy, 
with only about 10 percent excavat- 
ed so far. 

"We've decided instead of rais- 
ing money for ourselves to raise 
money for the Tsunami victims. We 
wanted to do our part as a class lo 
contribute to the efforts," she said. 

SA is holding collected funds 
until this last relief effort is com- 
pleted, then the money will go to 
The Samaritan Center who will give 
the donations to the Advenbst 
Development and Relief Agency 
(ADRA). , „. 

Taylor said though the deadhne 
has passed, students can still 
donate in the SA or Student 
Services offices in the Student cen- 

Mount View Church m 
Vernon, Vt., the Gaspard fam- 
ily was able to spread 
Christmas cheer to less fortu- 
nate children. 

"Bringing gifts to kids that 
have nothing u-as one of the 
best e.xperiences of my life," 

Lindsey said. 

However, on Christmas day 
Ken started to come down 
with flu-like symptoms. 

"Ken rarely gets sick. In all 
of our 25 years of marriage, I 
have never seen Ken get so 
sick." Diane Gaspard said. 

Due to Ken's illness, the 
Gaspards postponed their 
plan to go to the beach on Dec. 
26. It wasn't until later that 
the Gaspards realized a tsuna- 
mi had hit their intended des- 
tination, as well as causing 
devastation throughout the 
surrounding area. 

Though Gaspards were con- 
cerned about potential travel- 
ing hazards, they were able to 
return to America safely. It 
was at this time they realized 
the actual devastation and 

impact of the tsunami.and 
their close call to tragedy. 

Amanda continues to work 
in the orphanage. She teaches 
English, science, social stud- 
ies, and health. Each day she 
spends in India is another 
opportunity for her to count 
her blessing and put her life in 
God's hands. She is very 
thankful for Gods protection 
during the tsunami. 

"The next day when we 
found out about the tsunami I 
immediately thought to 
myself, we were suppose to be 
there. So the text in the Bible 
about everything working 
together for the good for those 
that love the Lord has never 
been more real to me," she 

'Voices of power and dissent' 

When registering for classes this 
semester, students may have dis- 
covered a new course in the English 
and history departments. 

Professors Rachel Byrd of the 
English department and Lisa Diller 
of the history department have 
teamed up to offer shidents an 
exciting new opportunity. 
Persecution and Martyrdom: 
Voices of Power and Dissent is the 
brainchild of Byrd and Diller. In the 
belief that there are two sides to 
everj' story, they thought it would 
be interesting to offer students both 
the historical and literary perspec- 
tives of each ; 

'Our point in teaching this class 

literature] in both ways," Diller 

The main focus of the class is 
England in the i6tli and 17th cen- 
turies and how both the Catholics 
and Protestants persecuted each 
other. Studies will eventually lead to 
the discussion of modem persecu- 
tion and martyrdom. Readings 
include both the concerns of those 
in power as well as the opinions of 
people in opposition. 

The conviction involved in mar- 
tyrdom is amazing," said Valerie 
Miller, a junior elementaiy educa- 
tion major. "I went to my advisor 
and said I want to take this class! 
Being Christians, we all want to 
have conviction and an amazing 
faith in God. To study this class is 
like studying the people 1 want to be 

An objective of the class is to 
learn to connect the course content 
to present-day events. By the end of 
die semester, students will have 
presented research papers on mod- 
ern persecution, and using 
resources from opposing views, 
learned how to properly represent 
both sides. 

Diller said the class is also a 
study in toleration. 

"As faithfiil Christians we must 
learn how to live with people who 
are different from us, even when we 
arc really sure they are wrong. We 
still must know how to be truthiul 
and to evaluate evidence," 

Both Byrd and Diller are present 
for every class. The 400 level course 
can be taken for either history or 
english credit, and is available to all 

is that people leam to read [classic like. Takmg this class is inspiring." students. 

Lifetalk will provide jobs for students 

Trevor Fuuher 

Lifetalk, a new radio sta- 
tion mil debut on Southern's 
campus in February, offering 
internships and possible job 
opportunities for students. 

"Lifetalk hopes to employ 
10 to 15 students. We hope to 
use a lot of students to do a lot 
of production. We might even 
provide job opportunities 
after graduation," President 
Steven Gallimore explained. 

Gallimore told students 
they will be a major asset to 
the new radio station. 
Students will be hired to fulfill 
the duties of scriptwriters, 
radio editors, television edi- 
tors and graphic designers. 
Student employees will be 
able to plan their own hours 
so scheduling will be flexible. 
Salaries and hourly wages are 
not yet known. Everyone, 
regardless of expenence, is 
encouraged -to apply. ■ ' 

"We are willing to teach 
and train students. All grade 
levels are welcome to apply. 
An internship with Lifetalk 
will also look great on a 
resume," Gallimore said. 

Lifetalk is scheduled to he 
in full production by the end 
of February. Programming 
will consist of 40 percent 
music and 60 percent 
talk/sermon. Originally locat- 
ed outside of Knoxville, 
Lifetalk will move into the old 
water company building on 
Industrial Drive. 

"The Collegedale commu- 
nity seemed like the perfect 
place to relocate. Southern 
students can also benefit from 
the move," Gallimore said. 

Lifetalk does not have a 
dial on the FM frequency, but 
online streaming will be avail- 
able in February on their web- 
site. Visit for live 
. .Mass - communication st\x- - 

dents are excited to hear the 
news. Many are anticipating 
job opportunities. 

"I think the combination of 
students and Lifetalk will pro- 
vide the real-life education 
that most students do not get 
to experience. 1 would defi- 
nitely work for them," said 
Michael Younkin, junior 
media production major. 

Not only are students excit- 
ed but faculty are also looking 
forward to the upcoming sta- 

"I am very excited for 
Lifetalk to begin," said 
Stephen Ruf, an associate 
professor of the School of 
Journalism & 

Communication. "I look for- 
ward to working with the sta- 
tion. I see all sorts of opportu- 
nities for students; besides it 
is truly in a perfect location." 

Lifetalk's current work- 
force consists of 10 full-time 
employees, and one part-time. 

Bush to ask Congress 3iMarines killed in cra sh 

for $80 billion more " """"^ 


President Bush is getting 
ready to ask Congress for an 
additional $80 billion for con- 
flicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
as budget analysts prepare new 
estimates of the federal deficits 

that would have loomed even 
without the wars. 

An $8() billion request would 
push tlie total provided to tiie 
Defense Department so far for 
tliose wars and for U.S. efforts 
against terrorism elsewhere in 
the world to more than $280 
billion. An additional $25 bil- 
lion has been provided to 
rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan, 
all but $4 billion for Iraq. 

On the war financing front, 
White House budget chief 
Joshua Bolten or other admin- 
istration officials were expected 
to describe Bush's forthcoming 
request for funds on Tuesday, 
according to congressional 
aides who spoke on condition 
of anonymity. The package 
won't formally be sent to 
Congress until after Bush 
unveils his full 2006 budget 
on Feb. 7, the aides said. 

White House officials 
declined to comment on the 
war package, which will come 
as the United Slates confronts 
continued violence in Iraq 
leading up to that country's 
Jan, 30 elections. 

Aides said about three- 
fourths of the $80 billion was 
expected to be for the Army, 
which is bearing the brunt of 
the fighting in Iraq. It also 
was expected to include 
money for building a U.S. 
embassy in Baghdad, estimat- 
ed to cost $1.5 billion. 

By pushing war spending 
so far beyond $280 billion, 
the latest proposal would 
approach nearly half the $613 
billion the United States 
spent for World War 1 or the 
$623 billion it expended for 
the Vietnam War, when the 
costs of those conflicts 
translated into 2005 dollars. 

United States Marine Corps CH-53 Sea StalUon heUcopters make their approach for landing at Qbola 
High School in this Oct. 18, 2003 file photo, in Yuma, Ariz. A U.S. Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion heUcopter 
transporting troops 1 1 ' " ^"~ """ """" '>•"" '>-" 

a Iraq crashed Wednesday in the 


A U.S. military transport 
helicopter crashed in bad 
weather in Iraq's western 
desert Wednesday, killing 31 
people, all believed to be 

A Bush administration offi- 


lid the 


Wednesday's crash was not 
immediately known but that 
there was bad weather at the 

The CH-53 Sea Stallion was 
carrying personnel from the 1st 
Marine Division when it went 

down about 1:20 a.m. near the 
town of Rutbah, about 220 
miles west of Baghdad, while 
conducting security opera- 
tions, the military said in a 

A search and rescue team 
has reached the site and an 
investigation mto what caused 
the crash was under way. 

The administration official 
said Wednesday that all 31 
people killed in the crash were 
believed to be U.S. Marines. It 
was the deadliest ttay for U.S. 
forces since the March 2003 

Bush expressed his condo- 
lences for the deaths. "The 
story today is going to be very 
discouraging to the American 
people. I understand that. It is 
the long-term objective that is 
vital-that is to spread free- 
dom," he told reporters. 

The previous single dead- 
liest incident for U.S. troops 
was also a helicopter crash: In 
November 2004, two Black 
Hawk helicopters collided 
while trying to avoid ground 
fire, killing 17 service members. 

Will chill for food 

Coma patient's life contested 


With their legal options 
dwindling, the parents of 
brain-damaged Terri Schiavo 
renewed a plea to their son-in- 
law and legal adversary: 
divorce our daughter and give 
up the fight. 

Hours after the U.S. 
Supreme Court said Monday it 
would not intervene in the dis- 
pute, attorneys for Schiavo's 
parents. Bob and Mary 
Schindler, asked Michael 
Schiavo to dissolve his mar- 
riage and leave them in control 
of her destiny. 

"If there is any way for 
Michael to walk away... just 
please, please, please let them 
keep their daughter and just 
walk away," said David Gibbs, 
the Schindlers' attorney. 

Michael Schiavo intends to 
ivithdraw the tubes that feed 
and hydrate his 41-year-old 
mfe as soon as legally possible, 
maybe as early as ne.\t month. 
Tern Schiavo's parents have 
vowed to keep her alive. 

Terri Schia\o right, 8» 
from her mother. Mar, 
Schindler, in thw Aug. •■•""j^j 
image taken from "ilm^Pf '^. 
released by the Schindler turn 

The Schindlers have three , 
legal avenues still open ^^ 
them: an appeal to a 
appeals court in a request w 
new trial based on recent c»» 
ments by Pope John Pa^;, 
request that Michael i™ ^^.^ 
be removed as his ^ 
guardian; and a motion t 
aside the original decision ^ 
Terri Schiavo ad not wan 1 
be kept ahve artificially. 

^:;;;;;S ^anuaiy27,2005 

Current Events 

Blizzard blankets East with ice storm 

:, of Hull, Mass., survQV ice formations on houses along the oceanfront, in Hull, 
Tuesday. Strong winds and hi^ waves battered sections of die town causing damage to some 
houses during a blizzard that dumped more than three feet of snow on some coastal towns in 
the state on Sunday. 

Israel and Palestine resume peace talks 


Israel and the Palestinian 
Authority resumed diplomatic 
contacts Wednesday after a 
two-week freeze, and Israel 
agreed to suspend targeted 
killings of Palestinian mili- 
tants--tivo more steps toward a 
cease-fire and a resumption of 
peace talks. 

The relative calm of the past 
week was marred by a brief 

$1.4 billion 
grant given 
to homeless 


Thousands of local home- 
I less programs throughout the 
I nation will receive a record 
IS1.4 billion in Housing and 
|lltban Development grants. 

HUD Secretary Alphonso 
Jlackson said Tuesday that 
■4400 local projects, including 
I J" increasing number of faith- 
organizations, will 
Ifceive the federal funding. 
I K's the fourth year HUD 
IJas provided record funding 
E?' f™*'^'' assistance. The 
r»sh administration has a 
T'ted^goal of eradicating 
[""TOhomelessness, defined 

, "° ""dividual who has been 

"Oeless for more than a 

Y' hy 2010. 

Im '■ ^ ''"'<! of war, the presi- 
™ IS still keeping his com- 
"ment to the urban agen- 
"' Jackson said. 
-C" Si= bilHon will be 
tJr''""npeHtivelv to local 
l^-^rams, The remainder will 
" emergency shelter 

burst of violence in the Gaza 
Strip on Wednesday, including 
Palestinian rocket fire and the 
killing of a 3-year-old 
Palestinian girl, apparently by 
Israeli army fire. 

However, it appeared 
unlikely the violence would 
slow the momentum toward a 

Palestinian Cabinet minister 
Saeb Erekat and a top aide to 

Tsunami leaves orphans 

orphanage in NagaPP'*"''/;' " ^ ^adren cramme. 
Tamil Nadu, Monday. 1 ncri 1^ 

small house donated for now by uie 
half have lost both parents. 

[diao sUte of 

The Southern Accent 5 

10 die, 180 hurt after train wreck 

Glendale. Caur. (AP) 

A suicidal man parked his SUV on the railroad tracks and set 
off a crash of two commuter trains Wednesday that hurled pas- 
sengers do^vn the aisles and turned rail cars into smoking, twist- 
ed heaps of steel, authorities said. At least lo people were killed 
and more than 180 injured. The SUV driver got out at the last 
moment and survived. 

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel 
Sharon, Dov Weisglass, met 
Wednesday to discuss the 
emerging cease-fire deal and 
prepare for a meeting between 
Sharon and Palestinian leader 
Mahmoud Abbas. 

Sharon had cut off ties with 
the Palestinian Authority two 
weeks ago, after militants 
killed six Israeli civilians at a 
Gaza cargo crossing. 

Rice confirmed despite criticisms 

Wmmiwotom (AP) 

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Condoleezza Rice won confirmation as 
secretary of state Wednesday despite blistering criticism ft-om 
Senate Democrats who accused her of misleading statements and 
said she must share the blame for mistakes and war deaths in 
Iraq. The tally, though one-sided at 85-13, was still the largest 
"no" vote against any secretary of state nominee since 1825. 

Bush urges Iraqis to vote 

*" (APJ 


President Bush urged Iraqis to defy terrorists and vote in 
Sunday's election, and sought patience from anxious Americans 
as a Marine helicopter crash on Wednesday pushed the U.S. 
death toll above 1,400. "The story today is going to be very dis- 
couraging to the American people," Bush said on the deadliest 
day for U.S. forces since the Iraq war began. "I understand that. 
It is the long-term objective that is vital _ that is to spread free- 

No headway made on Iranian nukes 

DAVoSi^wrrzERUiMoJW) ^ 

A confidential summary of talks between key European powers 
and Iran made available on Tuesday shows there has been no 
progress in getting Iran to scrap nuclear enrichment— even 
though Tehran acknowledged it does not need nuclear energy. 
The United States and several other countries fear Iran is seeking 
to enrich uranium not to the low level needed to generate power 
but to weapons-grade uranium that forms the core of nuclear 

King of late night dead at 79 

Lo s AHOELE a (API. 

Johnny Carson, 30-year king of late night TV, died at 79 earlier 
this week When he died Sunday, his quiet retirement of nearly 
13 years hadn't dimmed the memory of his three decades as king 
of late-night or the admiration of entertainers and others. 
"All of us who came after are pretenders. We will not see the likes 
of him again," said David Letterman, host of CBS' "Late Show." 
President Bush described Carson as "a steady and reassunng 
nresence in homes across America for three decades His wit and 
insight made Americans laugh and think and had a profound 
influence on American life and entertainment." 4^ 

Top al-Qaeda lieutenant arrested 

A suicide driver detonated a car bomb outside the prime mmister s 
oX headquarters Monday, injuring 10 people m a blast claimed 
Whe al Qaeda affiliate in Iraq. Authorities, meanwhile 
a^nounc^ *e arrest of an al-Qaeda figure allegedly behind most 
™bomWngs in Baghdad and linked to the 2003 attack on the U.N. 
„nZnd Leaderfof a mostly Shiite Muslim faction expected to 
rSso^atfoTal elections said Monday they had no intenbon 
of establishing a cleric-ruled Islamic state m Iraq. 

Thursday, January a? 


Maranatha Hay 
Lifestyles Editor 


^ Ask Big Debbie: 

Dear Big Debbie, 

1 was talking with a friend of 
mine about our parents. I men- 
tioned that we call each other 
every day; apparently she thought 
it was excessive. Now whenever I 
see her, she brings it up in conver- 
sation with other people! What is 
the deal? Should I limit the par- 
ent/child contact? 

•Mama's boy 

Dear Mama's boy, 

If you've been through adoles- 
cence, you've surely experienced a 
moment or two in which you 
thought that your parents' morti- 
fying conduct would successfully 
prevent you from making friends, 
getting a job and someday getting 
married. (After my dad wore hot 
pink, very short running shorts in 
front of my entire academy, 1 
thought 1 would never find some- 
one who would be willing to join 
such a fiimily.) 

However, a little distance from 
ray parents has made me realize 
that I love them, no matter how 
degrading their behavior may be. 
Frankly, you don't love your par- 
ents based on what your friends 
think of them. In this world of dys- 
funcHonal families, you are lucky 
to have such a close relationship 
with your parents. There is noth- 
ing to be ashamed of in having 
parents who really love and care 
for you! Hopefully your friends 
would agree. 

On the flipside, you are in col- 
lege now, and pretty soon you are 
going to be the head of your own 
family. Eventually, youTl have to 
learn how to get along with a litde 
less support from your parents. 
Maybe your friends are hinting at 
that. Nevertheless, I hope you 
never take your parents for grant- 

Got questions? Big Debbie 
knows the answer. E-mail them to 

Wilco takes new album approach 

The newest album from 
WUco, "A Ghost is Bom," takes 
a i8o-degree turn from their 
highly produced 2002 album, 
"Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.' In it the 
Chicago-based band takes a 
more raw and organic approach 
to making an album. And while 
the production on "Yankee 
Hotel Foxtrot" fits for those 
songs and ties them all together, 
the lack thereof works much the 
same way on "A Ghost Is Bom". 
Their newest album works 
because the songs are strong, 
and diverse, which is another 
great aspect of this album. A lot 
of musical ground is covered, 
from the drum machine/key- 
board driven "Spiders 
(Kidsmoke)," to the spastic, gui- 
tar-driven "I'm A Wheel" to the 
Beatle-esque "Hunrniingbird." 

At times the album even has 
a jazzy feel, due mostly to the 


generous use of piano this, is 
especialy evident in the song 
"Hell is Chrome." 

The unique sound of this 
album is largely due to the fact 
that Jeff Tweedy took the rems 
as lead guitarist for this record. 
(Since its release, Nels Chne has 
joined the band and mostly 
taken over those duties). 

Tweedy 's (for lack of a better 
term) random style of playing 
lends itself to many of the 
songs. It especially works in 
opening track "At Least that's 
What You Said," giving the song 

a chaotic feel that ats peri 
It also works in "Snij'" I 
(Kidsmoke)," breaking up S 
constant, driving beat and sa, 
erally making the song man 
mteresting. But at the heart ofii 
these are great, well-written j 
honest songs. I 

This is some of Tweedysbest I 
work. He shows the range of I 
emotion on the album lyricajj. I 
and musically, from honest 
hnes Uke "it's ok for yon to say I 
what you want from me" to "fl] I 
up your mind with all it caj I 
know/but what would we be I 
without wishful thinking?' 

Ther* are no gimmicks on I 
this album, just raw emotioii I 
that bleeds through on eveiy f 
song. None of the songs seem [ 
forced; they all flow and woA 1 
together perfectly. And while I 
the 15 minutes of experimental f 
noise near the end of the album I 
IS a bit much, it's a sfrong album | 
and a great rock record. I higl 
recommend checking it out 

Adventures In Summer Camp is looking for You! 

^j^iii^rs ^JaPuaiy 27, 2005 

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The power of purpose christian championships 

stared at a blank page 1 
couldn't seem to fill, why? 
Because I don't feel purpose. 
I have met so many fasci- 
nating people here at day 
Southern. Probably the most whe 
fascinating ones are those 
who know where they're 

About a year ago I tried to 
I enter an essay contest. The 
grand prize was tempting, 
$100,000 if I remember cor- 
rectly. I figured, "Hey, I've 
taken Comp 101. I can write 

an essay!" I quickly discov- o„.-.b ""^. ..>-" mey 11 get smmming in the middle of 
ered it wasn t the writing there. When I ask them why the ocean wondering whi, 
that caused me the most they've chosen their major direction' to take and 

going and how they'll get smmming 

seem to have tons of talent, 
passion and life. 

Do you ever feel like that? 
You go about your life, one 
at a time, not knowing 
re on earth you're going 
and if it really leads any- 
where. You feel like you're 

This coming Sunday is "Super 
Sunday" - the day of the big game 
on the world's greatest stage, 
where t\vo of the NFL's best 
teams square off to play for the 
title. One team will go a^vay with 
the Lombardi trophy; the other 
will go home with dim hopes of to spend 

This week has been week of 
prayer, the week we get to enjoy 
the lovely morning air on the way 
to 7 a.m. classes and hear a ser- 
mon every day of the week. For 
many, however, it isn't just a 
bothersome chore. We have been 
touched by the words we heard. 
We made commitments, resolu- 
tions - we set goals. We decided 
re time with our 

trouble (though it was a 
worldwide contest, and I 
probably should have 
thought realistically). 

The hardest part about 
writing the essay was the 
topic. "A worldwide call for 

essays to spark a new under- 
standing of Purpose," was 
the tagline splashed across 
the Web site. The style and 
point of view didn't matter. I 
I just had to come up with a 
new and powerful way to 
write about the power of 

So I started out by think- 
ng, musing and defining. I 
^oded up by struggling in 
sweat and frustration as I 

and what they plan to do 
with it, they get a sparkle in 
their eyes and a grin on their 
faces as they pour out all 
their future plans. I can't 
help but catch the enthusi- 
asm of all the wonder their 
compelling futures hold. 

But inevitably, the con- who i 
versation turns to, "So what right 
about you? What are your when 
plans?" I bite my lip, take a ing a 

that's really the direction 
you want to go. 

It seems I feel like that a 

lot more than I want to. The 

future is dark, and the thing 

I fear most is the unknown. 

I suppose when I can't 

see, I have to trust the One 

an. That's where I am 

now, not knowing 

I'm going, but trust- 

d believing there is 

better luck next year. They have Bibles or in prayer or ivitnessing. 

both been playing for nearly five But remember about five months 

months toward that goal. In fact, ago during our last week of 

just five months ago, 32 teams prayer? So many of us made the 

started out tlie football season same resolutions, set the same 

with that championship as their goals. Did we keep striving to 

goal. Only one will make it. For reach those goals over these past 

deep breath and wonder how purpose, and I'll see it all at 
I'm supposed to state my the end of my life when I 
boring answer: I don't know, look back. 

Purpose. It's thrilling, 
amazing, exhilarating, even 
terrifying. But sometimes I 
feel as if it's passed me by 
and instead latched on to 
those fascinating people that 

I didn't V 
actually ne 
contest. I c( 
out what 

the money; I 
entered the 

i never figure 
pose really 

meant. I still don't under- 
stand it, but it's enough for 

it looked promising 
I all the way. Others had to fight on 
for that ever-so-slim chance, even 
I when things looked hopeless. But 
week after week, these guys 
banged themselves to pieces, all 
to receive a pretty trophy and a 
Super Bowl ring. And they've 
been doing it every year for 70 
years. (Yes, there was a champi- 
onship game even before there 
was a Super Bowl.) If you don't 
think they're really driven to win, 
just look at the injuries they suf- 
fer. And yet most of them don't 
even make it to the big game. 

months? I must admit that s 
of mine didn't last that long. 

So what is the problem? Why 
is it 32 NFL teams can fight so 
hard and so long for a petty 
championship trophy, but we 
can't make it through a week 
without losing sight of our goal, 
our best fiiend Jesus? Let's take a 
lesson from guys like Manning, 
Vick and Brady. Because unlike a 
trophy, our goal is something that 
v/ill never fade, tarnish or break. 
And best of all, we can all be win- 
ners! The blitz is on; what are you 
waiting for? 

head to head: 

Spongebob and homosexuality 

left vs. right 

Presidential inauguration 

I Brian Laurttzen 

When James Dobson speaks, I listen. I 

I listen because when James Dobson speaks, 

isually taken aback. His most recent 

was directed at the We Are Family 

I Foundation— a nonprofit organization 

I whose goal is to "educate individuals of all 

ages about diversity, understanding, respect 

and multiculturahsm." 

The foundation has just released a video 

^^ith SpongeBob, Barney, Winnie-the- 

f"oh,and other cartoon characters singing 

I llif 70s tune "We Are Famflj'." In addition, 

I the foundation's website has a tolerance 

e (\ 

I that reads like this: 

>■') help keep diversity a weUspring of 
^""i^ngth and make America abetter placefor 
'' !■ I pli^dge to have respect for people wbose 
^•^ilities. beliefs, culture, race, sexual identity 
"f other cliaracteristics are different from 

I Now conservative Christians are livid 

I ff^cause the pledge has asked them to 

't gays. Among other things, they're 

I ^ to have the SpongeBob and company 

?_ ^'^""^- Pocus on die Family founder 

' 'dobson said, "the indusidnof the ref- 

I -I °'^^, ^° s^^iial identity in ftdr 'tolerance 

§5 IS not only uimecessaryi but it cross- 

^ ^ moral line." "■^''■ 

.^ ^^fication please, Mr. Dobson. You're 

I im °^ ^^^ respecting homosexuals is 

|S?(S* ^'""^ '"''^^ °f eays is umieces- 

I jt/ ■ ^^ an incredibly bigoted statement! 

■ °* only that, but what an incredibly un- 

Christ-like point of view. And what an 
embarrassment to Christians all over the 

"Hie problem is many Christians think 
homosexuality is some disease siveeping the 
nation, threatening to tear apart families 
from Massachusetts to San Francisco. 

No more tfian 50 texts in the Bible 
address the issue of homosex-uality. From 
what I've read. God is most concerned with 
the way we treat others. 

"Unto one of die least of these my broth- 
ers..." Those who choose to shun others also 
shun Christ. Throughout His ministry on 
earth, Jesus shattered convention as He 
embraced tax coUectors, prostitutes and 
other shady characters ratiier than con- 
demning tliem. 

In fact, Jesus was tiie most accepUng per- 
son who ever walked tiiis earth. Ironically, it 
seems as tiiough tiie only people He really 
had a problem with were tiie religious lead- 
ers Could tiiat be because tiieyUioughttiiey 
had some heaven-sent authority to pomt out 
tiie sins of tiieir neighbor? Could tiiat be tiie 
same problem tiiis country's religious lead- 
ers Tike James Dobson have today? 

Jesus told tiie woman at die weO about 
tiie joys of an eternal relationship witii Hun 
before He addressed tiie lifestyle issues tiiat 
were plaguing her. He accepted die woman 
caught in adultery into His grace before 
teuSherto-goandsinnomore. Ohwhat 
Ctri4ns could leam if tiiey would only 
study the life of Christ 

Sean REED 

America gives her citizens many 
opportunities to witness historic 
events. One such event is the presi- 
dential inauguration. Little can com- 
pare to gazing in person upon the 
capitol steps where the entire govern- 
ment is gathered as the president, or 
president-elect as the occasion may 
warrant, solemnly swears to uphold 
and defend the constitution. Former 
presidents, senators, congressmen, 
justices of the Supreme Court, the 
chiefs of staff, state governors, cabi- 
net members-all are present for the 
occasion, as well as thousands of 
ordinary Americans. 

On Jan. 20, I was one of those 
ordinary Americans who gathered in 
front of the capitol to watch 
President George W. Bush take the 
oath of office for the second time. 
And I. along with the thousands 
around me, applauded and cheered 

President Bush, in his inaugural 
address, boldly proclaimed America's 
intention of promoting freedom 
around the world. He pledged the 
resources of our country to assist 
those in other countries who are 
striving for a democracy and freedom 
they can claim as their own. He also 
spoke of the affairs at home-pro- 
moting an ownership society where 
each citizen has a stake in America, 

ensuring that quality education is 
available to all, promoting a course of 
action that places the citizen's future 
in his own hands. 

Some critique his record and 
ridicule his initiatives, saying he has- 
n't done a good job in the past. 
Obviously, however, the majority of 
Americans believe he has done, and 
will continue to do, a better job than 
John Kerry could have done. As the 
critics ridicule the president, they are 
in essence saying the American pub- 
lic is stupid and the form of govern- 
ment our forefathers prescribed did- 
n't work this time. 

The inauguration was a splendid 
affair and the message of the pre 1 
dent's address inspiring and hopel 
Perhaps the image you saw presente.l 
on television, radio and in print po' 
trayed a different picture, an incoi 
rect one in my opinion. The media 
focused on the protesters and the 
tight security, neither of which 
diminished my enjoyment of the 
event. The protesters were vocal but 
far outnumbered by enthusiastic sup- 
porters of the president. The security 
was tight but not stifling. The media 
unfortunately did fail to report on 
one very satisfying aspect of the inau- 
guration: the crowd booed John 
Kerry when he appeared on the capi- 
tol steps. 

8 The Southern Accent^ 

Melissa Turner 
Religion Editor 

Thursday, Januaiy j^^]"^^ 


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^ If Jesus were president Reaching in, reaching out, part II 

Aside from James Dobson's 
Focus on the Family, the 
Christian Coalition of America 
is probably the most influential 
Christian organization in 
America today. The CCA 
describes itself as "America's 
leading grassroots organization 
defending our godly heritage," 
and "the largest and most active 
conservative grassroots political 
organization in America." 

In an open letter front and 
center on the CCA home page 
(, President 

Roberta Combs shares her sat- 
isfaction with the outcome of 
the November elections. Here 
are some of her statements: 
"The elections are over and pro- 
family conservatives won 
important victories all across 
America." "Ofall the issues that 
influenced how people cast 
their ballot, the number one 
category was 'moral issues.'" 

Christians across America 
have found much in this 
President that pleases them. He 
preaches morality, integrity, 
and justice. Those qualities 
struck a chord among Christian 
voters. Finally, they have found 
a leader who will stand up to 
secular America, someone who 
believes in Christ. Indeed, 
Christians lake credit for being 
a (if not THE) primary force in 
re-electing the President. 
Clearly they got what they want- 

The thought that Christians 
got what they wanted raised this 
question in my mind: Wliat if 
Jesus were to run for president? 
Throughout Scripture, Jesus is 
adamant that his kingdom is 
not of this world. Wlien his 
brotiiers admonished him tliat 
"No one who wants to become a 
public figure acts in secret," he 
said in essence, "You don't get 
it, do you?" Jesus never was one 
for pubhc approval or positions 

of power (which has interesting 
implications for a Christian 
president), but pretend that he 
wanted to be president of the 
United States, as far-fetched as 
it may seem. 

Consider what Jesus' public 
pohcies might look like in our 
culture. How might America 
respond to a President that said, 
"Do not resist an evil person. If 
someone strikes you on the 
right cheek, turn to him the 
other also. And if someone 
wants to sue you and take your 
tunic, let him have your cloak as 
well." What if the president of 
America said, "But I tell you: 
love your enemies and pray for 
those who persecute you."? Can 
you imagine a public policy 
based on that principle? 
Imagine a government interest- j 
ed above all in the needs of the 
"the least of these" whom Jesus 
described. Jesus' statements 
often seem very un-presidential 
and rightly so. 

As much as we call America a 
Christian nation, when we look 
honestly at the principles that 
drive our economy, our lifestyle, 
our public policies, and our 
"American dream", the things 
we come up with usually have 
very little to do with what seems 
to be at the heart of Jesus' 
teachings. Even some leading 
Christians may be off the mark 
as far as their aspirations are 

So, what if Jesus ran for pres- 
ident? Would he be popular? 
Would he win among 
Christians? Would you want 
someone like Jesus leading our 
nation into 2005? What if the 
President started talking and 
acting the way Jesus did? Or 
more realistically, what would it 
take to shift our priorities from 
those of our leaders to those 
Jesus described? 

Imagine such a world! 

Last week I wrote about how 
we need to encourage and lift 
up members of our church and 
people we come in contact with 
on campus. Just like a firebase 
in the Vietnam War, our church 
needs to be internally fortified. 

What is the purpose of our 
church if all we do is stay in our 
comfort zones? We clearly 
don't get this from the Bible. 
Jesus said "Go and teach all 
nations..." Did the disciples 
stay in their comfort zones? 
Absolutely not! They were mar- 
tyred. I am convinced that for 
us to have a purpose as a 
church, and as Christians indi- 
vidually, we have to leave our 
comfort zones and reach out to 
those around us. 

Sometimes, though, I think 
we are too scared to reach out. 
Of course some of us are con- 
cerned about going to the bad 
parts of town. But, hey, being a 
witness doesn't mean everyone 
goes there. And if you do go 
there to witness, they know 
who really cares about them 
and they know who's just try- 
ing to do a good deed to tell 
their friends. But that's not 
what I'm talking about. 
Sometimes, I think we are 
scared to reach out because of 
who might end up invading our 
comfort zones at church. 
Someone very close to me once 
got upset when a lady who was 
new to the Adventist church 
called herself an Adventist. 
Apparently she was smoking in 
public and calling herself an 

Adventist. In my mind, if she 
was trying to make changes 
great for her. I tend to think 
the other person's reaction is 
common place in our church 
though. We don't want riff-raff 
invading our space and bring- 
ing down our church's name 
I'd like our church to be known 
as a place where sinners can go 
and feel welcome and loved. 
All of us are sinners, so we're 
all in the same boat. We need 
to get beyond these high and 
mighty attitudes and start 
reaching out and loving. That's 
what Jesus did. Look at the fire 
He started two thousand years 
ago; it's still burning. Wouldn't 
it be great if our church was a 
base that we could spread that 
fire from? 

Batchelor calls for prayer revival 

Pastor Doug Batchelor from 
Amazing Facts just finished the 
internationally televised revival 
meetings in the Chattanooga 
area in November 2004. The 
purpose of the 2004 revival 
meetings was to help rejuve- 
nate the spiritual lives of cur- 
rent Seventh-day Adventist 
church members around the 
globe. Now Batchelor and his 
team of helpers are making 
preparations for the NET '05 
meetings to be held in 
Washington, D.C., starting on 
Friday, March 4, and running 
through Saturday, March 26, 

The NET '05 website com- 
ments on the sfrategic location 
of this year's NET meetings: 
"Broadcasting internationally 
from the political capital of the 
world during a time of multiple 
earth-shaking events, it will be an 
incredible opportunity to share 
the truth of the gospel with des- 

perate souls in need." 

As the NET '05 team makes 
preparations for this event, they 
are coming across various snags 
as they try to spread the word and 
advertise the meetings. Pastor 
Doug Batchelor recently called for 
fellow believers to remember the 
meetings in prayer and Specially 
the preparations leading up to the 

"We have experienced some 
serious problems getting out 
advertising for this event, and 
now we are turning to the people 
of God for much-needed help," 
Batchelor wrote in a recent mass 
e-mail. "I need you to please pray 
for this series— that God will open 
the floodgates and keep this 
important event moving for- 

Batchelor has seen positive 
results of past NET meetings. 
"Within two years of our NET '99 
series in New York City, more 
than 150,000 people were bap- 
tized-and not just in New York, 
but everywhere around the worid 

SMC touches community 


chiuxJies that broadcast The 
Millennium of Prophecy," he 

Batchelor sees the NET '05 
meetings as a prime opportunit}' 
for reaching people around the 
world through evangelism, giveD 
the current events and circum- 
stances of the worid. "Wars, freak 
weather, deadly natural disasters, 
and terrorism are devastating 
every inhabited continent," 
Batchelor says. "Millions of anx- 
ious people are Ijing awake at 
night, asking God for answers 
regarding the fiiture." 

"Now, in a Uttle over a month, 
we are taking our team to 
Washington, D.C., area to present 
The Prophecy Code.' Please pray 
that God will bless our efforts at 
the nation's capital, and if your 
church or home can receive either 
3ABN or Hope Channel, you cao 
register and bring people to 
Jesus!" Batchelor says. 

For more information about 
the NET '05 Meetings, visit 

DaNHLLLE MuilLl'NHlit'K 
OuesT Contributor 

Janitors, hotel housekeep- 
ers, gas station attendants and 
others benefitted from a ran- 
dom act of kindness on 
Sunday, Jan. 16, when 
Southern Missionary Church 

„,. , . . Felicia Ford, senior nursing 

Thirteen people participated major 
in the stiident-led activity of "It brightens your day just to 

assembling and distributing see the smiles on other neo 

Hugs were given by one freshmen marketing major 
recipient in response to the The SMC is a student- led 

Church Schedule 

cookie distribution at e 

J. ., , ^ ^""■^tuiauiuuuoiiaianassist- 

distnbuted 74 cookie trays into ed living liome, said Howe 

the community surrounding "We are so privileged to 

S°"*""- share God's love mth other 

It was an event that people and let our lights 

allowed us to fellowship shine," she said, 

together and reach out to the Tears of gratitude filled the 

community," said Ansley eyes of another recipient when 

Howe, co-coordinator of the she received the cookies said 

irship service that meets ,„ 
Talge Chapel at 11:30 a.m 
every Saturday. If you would 
Ike to get involved ivith the fel- 
lowship ministry or other min- 
istries of the SMC, visit 




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Butter-Bailers topple six feet over 

1 jESJiAiNE Andrades 


i Tuesday night, the men's bas- 
letball team Butter-Bailers 
fcroved that size doesn't matter 
K, their showdown against 6 Feet 
fover, as Butter-Bailers won, 54- 


Butter's smallest player on 
their roster, point guard Bryce 
Martin, finished big with 17 


'I made my lay-ups. I usually 
miss the 'gimmes', but tonight I 
finished," Martin said. 

The first half began ivith the 
Butter-Bailers opening up a 7-0 
run in a 4-minute time fi^me, 
maldng the score 13-6. 

6's power forward Jeremy 
Wampler re-ignited his team's 
energy by blocking Butter's 

small forward Trov Churchill 
early in the first half! This forced 
a turnover, and the 6's capital- 
ized off the easy bucket with a lay 
up by their shooting guard 
OUver Burkett. By the end of the 
first half, 6 Feet Over were 
under, 30-22. 

"First of all, I'm coming off 
the flu. Secondly, we had two 
guys m class, so we tossed a team 

together at the last minute to try 
to pull off a [win]" said 6's coach, 
Andrew Holt. 

In the second half, fatigue 
plagued 6 Feet Over as the 
Butter-Bailers made easy bas- 
kets and caused multiple 

Jason Holt, 6's small forward 
also shared his thoughts about 
the game: "I think we just didn't 

play a good enough defense as 
we [should] of We did a lot of 
tipping the ball instead of just 
grabbmg the rebound and put- 
ting it back up." 

Andrew Holt summed up the 
game the best with his final com- 
ment: "Bryce Martin played an 
incredible game. That's just the 
bottom line." 

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3. Opera singer Jerry 

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5. Actinon chemical symbol 

6 One not living on campus 

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much much more. For more 
details Contact Sharon ffl 423- 

12" Mac IBook "snow" G3 
SOoMhz, 15GB Hard Drive 
384MB RAM, CD, OS X Jaguar! 
Carrying case. Very nice 
Condition!! Asking $600.00. 
Email me at 

Professional Video and audio 
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4,Sound Forge 6 All for only 
$150.00. Compare at $500 for 
(Academic) Vegas 5 and Sound 
Forge 7. (latest versions). They 
Retail for $1200. For more info 
call David at 316-4997 

I Misc. I 

Banquet Dress-light peri- 
winkle, scooped neckline, short 
sleeve, empire bodice accented 
with cording flowered, princess 
line skirt. Has been altered on 
shoulders. Alfred Angelo. Size 
10, wore once, asking $55. 
Digital pictures can be sent at 
your request. Contact Monique 
at or 

SALE! All dresses are available 
to try on and digital pictures 
can be sent at your request. 
Call Carrie at X2839 during 
work hours or 313-4779 off 

Hunter Green size 11/12, 
Velvet top with small chiffon 
flowers, the bottom flows with 
chiffon overlay. The back is 
open in a triangle shape. 
Worn once, asking $25.00 

Lilac, wide sleeveless, with 
beads on front, lace-up back. 
Size 12, worn once, asking 

Dark Plum , simple and 
elegant. Higher neck, lower 
back. Size 10, worn once, ask- 
ing $7500 

Champagne 2 piece, sim- 
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top, a-line skirt with slit up 
back, wrap included. Top size 
10, Bottom size 12 Worn 
once, asking $50 00 

Apple Red 2 piece simple 
and elegant. Cowl neck in 
chiffon, sleeveless top a line 
skirt with slit up back Top 
size 10, Bottom size 12 Worn 
once, asking $6500 

Black with white trim, 
rhinestones and pearls around 
bodice. Jessica McCMntock, 
size 14. $25.00 

Royal Blue spaghetti strap 
with beads on straps and 
bodice. Has a wrap look to it 
around the front. Has been 
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once. $50.00 or best offer. 

Desk & Matching Bookcase, 
$30. Black metal trim, brown 
shelves. Digital pictures can 
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2 Chandeliers - One is a Brass 
Colonial with eight 
plete wifli globes $60.00 The 
other is a Brass Colonial with five 
arms, complete with globes 
$40.00 Call 344-6931 

Marian Magoon 396-9206 ore- 
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you widi a order book and fomis 

Rock Climbing Shoes Anasazi 
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Anthony at (cell) 615-300-7211 
or 7714 Or stop by my room to 
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Hyperlite Wakeboard 

Bindings, 3060, Size Large.great 
shape. $130- call Justin: 280- 
9151 or email 

Palomar Mt. bike. Good con- 
dition. $175 ob.o (paid $250) 
comes w/pump & H2O botde. 
contact Michael@ mdcrab- , rm# 236- 
7202 or cell (251) 604-5225 
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I Instruments | 

2-year-old Epiphone guitar 
for sale. Rarely used, includes 
hard case and tuner.Over 550 
new, will sell for $400 obo.Call 
Eric at 236-732. 

Great Ibanez 4 string bass! 2 
years old, played only i week, 
deep blue color, hard case, strap, 
tuner, stage stand, small 15 watt 
amp with cord. No scraches, 
dents or other flaws of any kind. 
waiting to be played, just needs 
someone who wants to! $500 
obo. Needs to sell! contact 
Lindsay at 423-236-6171 or lind- 

Yamaha PSR-550 Piano 
Keyboard. Like new. 61 Touch- 
sensitive keys, floppy disk 

drive, LCD display. Midi and 
XG compatible. Has Yamaha's 
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base of sounds and rhythms. 
Great sound for an inexpensive 
keyboard. Includes midi cable, 
accessory kit and music stand, 
keyboard stand, and high qual- 
ity canning case (all worth over 
$100). $500. 

Look it up at 
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I Vehicles | 

Beautiful 1997 Suzuki GSX- 
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sound, could use paint job. Call 

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I Vehicles cent. | 

control, power windows and 
locks etc. $8600.00 obo Call 
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Leather. Power everything, 

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history report, excellent car with 
no problems. $8800 obo 
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or email at 

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Silver, Leather, $6,499 call 423- 
619-5794. 931-924-8404 Peter 

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4-door, automatic, $i8oo OBO. 
Call 423-3134905. 

White Geo Metro 1993 2 door, 
AC, Heat, Automatic Good 
Transportation Asking $850 Call 
(423)802-2120 Anytime 

1991 Red Acura Legend LS 
Coupe, Leatlier, Power every- 
thing. Sunroof. Cruise control, 
AC, 6 Disc CD Changer, Veiy 
Clean, Brand new drivers seat, 
Runs Great, Still very fast, 
$4000. Call Anthony at 423- 

1990 Acura Integra, automat- 
ic, red, rans great, very fast car. 
30 rapg, $2400 253-797-4578 
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[current Events 



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chaplain dies Kenovations continue 

in collision 

The assistant chaplain at 
Georgia Cumberland Academy 
died Monday, Jan. 31, when the 
van he was driving collided 
with a broken down logging 
truck in the middle lane of I-75 

Brandon Moore, a junior theol- 
ogy major from Walla Walla 
College in Washington State, 
was just south of Dalton when 
the accident occurred. 
. "He was in Dalton to get 
shots and paperwork done so 
he could visit his girlfriend in 
Ecuador," said Donnie Keele, 
sophomore media production 
major and childhood friend of 

Keele passed the accident 
just minutes after it happened 
but didn't realize it was Moore. 

"There was already a white 
sheet over the front of the van 
when we passed," Keele said. 

Two immediate memorial 
services have been planed for 
Moore. GCA will hold a service 
Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. 
Moore's funeral will be held at 
his family's home church in 
Battle Ground, Washington on 
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 3:00 p.m. 

Faculty and students at GCA 
are mourning the tragedy. 

"Everyone is just in shock," 
said Justin Wampler, a junior 
at GCA. "Everyone looked up to 
him a lot." 

Moore was spending the 
year as a volunteer assistant 
chaplain to Greg Hudson, , 
GCA's campus chaplain. 

"He was tireless," said 
Hudson. "Always ready to 
jump in wherever he was need- 

GCA has tried to create an 
environment where kids can 
recover from the shock they're 

"We've set up a safe room in 
the library," said Hudson. "It's 
just a place where students can 
come and reflect." 

As assistant chaplain, Moore 
was reaching out to students. 

"He lived for God, he lived 
for family and he lived for 
friends, in pretty much that 
order" said Justin Evans, 


See Accident, Pg. 3 

Last year's fire at Lynn Wood 
Hall forced the Universit>' to ren- 
ovate the entire building. 
Construction had been underway 
only on the third floor since 
spring of 2003, but it quickly 
came to a standstill due to seri- 
ous weakened structural integri- 
ty said Dan Ford, the foreman of 
the site and a University Pant 
Services employee. 

"[The building] was not sup- 
ported adequately to cany the 
load of renovations" said Ford. 

The fire then forced the 
University to make the building a 
priority and restart iulltime con- 
struction on the 81 year-old 
building late spring of last year. 
The building was built in 1924 
and is now the oldest standing 

structure remaining from the 
original construction which is an 
obstacle in its own. 

"Old buildings like this are 
always hard to work on." said 
Ford. "There's so much more to 
do [to bring up to codel." 

The third floor will be occu- 
pied by both the Center for 
Learning Success and the Testing 
and Counseling Center, both of 
which are considered the same 
department, but they currendy 
operate in two separate build- 
ings. The move to Lynn Wood 
Hall would bring the two togeth- 
er on one floor and offer more 
streamlined services and benefits 
to students. 

"Moving to Lynn Wood Hall 
would give us the privacy for the 
students that they need. Some 
students come here for counsel- 

ing, and some come for testing. 
The students need quiet and pri- 
vacy." said Liane V. De Souza a 
Foreign Student Transitions 
Counselor at the Testing and 
Counseling Center. 

The Center has been patiently 
waiting to move. They anticipat- 
ed doing so by the beginning of 
this year, but no deadline has 
been given other than die statute 
of limitations given by the insur- 
ance company. Mrs, De Souza 
was told not to move in perma- 
nently when she was hired two 
years ago, and hasn't even put up 
her diplomas yet because she 
didn't want to ruin the walls. 
Ford said that although he hasn't 
been given a deadline, he person- 
ally plans to have the site com- 
pleted by s 

Local ([conference to elect new president 

Another presidential elec- 
tion is scheduled to take place 
on Feb. 6, 2005, and it has 
nothing to do with the white 

Georgia- Cumberland 

Conference Executive 

Committee and the 2002 
Conference Nominating 

Committee will discuss nomi- 
nations for president. The 
meeting wiU be held at Cohutta 
Springs, GA. 

"This is not a typical elec- 
tion, but one that is done in a 

grieving stage, prayerfully to 
choose a new conference presi- 
dent," said LeClare Litchfield, 
official on the nominating com- 
mittee and chaplain of Spalding 

The meeting became neces- 
sary after a small plane crash 
claimed the lives of four 
Conference admmistrators 
based in Calhoun, GA as well 
as their pilot. The Cessna 421 
went down two miles north of 
Collegedale, Tenn. on 
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at 
approximately l;l5 P-™- Th^ 

copilot escaped with minor 

Pastor Dave Cress, presi- 
dent; Pastor Clay Farewell, 
assistant to the president; 
Pastor Jim Frost, executive sec- 
retary and vice president for 
administration; and Jamie 
Amall, dnector of communica- 
tions died in the crash. 

"I know that the last confer- 
ence constituency meeting 
committee will be involved and 
I believe it is just to find the 
president for the conference," 

See New president, Pg. 2 


Thursday, Feb^ gTg^ 

New president 

continue d from P.l 

said Ricliard Center, 
Southern Union Treasurer. 

Gordon Retzer, the presi- 
dent of tlie Soutliem Union, 
wiJl cliair the meeting. Wlien 
the new president is confirmed, 
it ivill be left up to him to 
choose his staff. 

"1 hope what everyone 
hopes, that they (committee) 
would find a suitable candidate 
because they have been thrown 
into a horrible situation," said 
Katie Minner, a public rela- 
tions student at Southern. 

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place for 

their bodies to call home Club, which 

n't really move around 

at all," said Joey Fuller, a 
junior physical education 
major. Fuller is also a mem- 
of the Talge Hall 250 
nly allows 

eight r 

members that have bench 
pressed at least 250 pounds. 

Thatcher Hall also has its 
own workout area with one 
room centered on aerobics 
and another set up for 
weight training. 

"I don't think the equip- 
ment is good. It seems pret- 
ty broken half the time. 1 
think it's crap," said Kristin 
Goodin, a junior nursing 

because thi 

"We start moving things 
on Feb. 25, so when we get 
moved depends on how 
much gets done between 
now and then," said Dwight 
Magers, one of the Talge 
Hall deans. 

The new weight room 
will have central air, so the 
room should have fresh air 
running through it most of major. 

the time, Magers said. There "1 think if 1 used the Good 
will also'be a water fountain equipment more, I would what 

Donavon Ratteray, and Jaime Pombo work out in Talge Hall wdEh™ 
room using fi-ec weights and the standing calf machine. 

inside the weight r 


space. When you get more 
than 10 people down there, 

probably be jealous that the 
guys get a new weight 
room," Goodin said. 

'If the machines gave me 

candy that would be great," the equipment, oth 

1 said, when asked new treadmill, will stay the 

vYuai could be done to same, and the changes will 

improve the equipment cur- be highly cosmetic. Students 

'ently in Thatcher. can expect to see the made- 

Although the Talge weight over weight room in its new 

is relocating, most of home on the ground floor of 

i the new wing by Jan. 31, 

Club funding redesigned to encourage community service 

Ketty Bonilla 

In an attempt to cut the 
gap between Southern's 
active and non-active clubs, 
Kari Shultz, director of stu- 
dent life and activities, 
plans to redesign the way 
clubs receive their funding. 

Currently, there are 43 
clubs at Southern, but not 
all are active. Although not 
all clubs receive funding 
from the Student 

required to do 


uragement for 
Shultz plans to 

implement a new point sys- 
tem for the 2005-2006 
school year that will help 
clubs reach their goals and 
be more active by receiving 
monetary rewards in a fair 

"It will be huge when put 
together," Shultz said. "It 
will be more systematic." ■ 

Shultz will work on the 
project this summer and 
says the clubs will earn dif- 
ferent points for communi- 

activities through flyers 
and participating in many 
other ways not yet deter- 

"No money will be given 

to clubs that are not doing 
anything," Shultz said. "I 
want clubs to know that my 
office is a resource that 
they can use, kind of like a 
check and balances." 

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around 40 members but 
only a few active ones, it 
might be difficult to per- 
form community service. 

"It is hard to get some- 
thing done because every- 
one has different sched- 
ules," said Flo Merryman, 
senior international busi- 
ness major and pre-law 
club president. "It is hard 
to get a club going and be 

active with no money 
because it takes money to 
make money." 

Larger clubs might like 
the idea because it is easier 
for them to be active. 

"I like the idea that the 
new program will measure 
progress, and that it will be 
based on statistics and not 
opinion," said Ruben 
Covarrubias, senior busi- 
ness administration major 
and president of the Latin 
American club. 

With the new plan, clubs 
will be more involved in the 
community and will get 
recognition for it. 

Veterans Park gets new sculpture 

Terry Paxton 

Georgia artist Gregory 
Johnson is creating a new 
$75,000 sculpture for the 
Collegedale Veterans Park. 

"I think it's great that all 
these people have come 
together to make the sculp- 
ture a reality," said Joel 
Davis, sophomore biology 
major. "It will serve as a 
reminder of the price paid 
for the freedom we enjoy 

The bronze sculpture, 
depicting a medic and a 
wounded soldier, should be 
finished and put i„ the park 
around September said Phil 

arver of the veterans 

memorial board of directors. 

"us is the dream of one 

raan - Phil Carver," Citv 

Manager Carol Mason said 

mad/ .'™' '"Sether and 
made it happen." 

The intent of the sculp- 
ture is to convey a gesture of 
thanks to those who have 
served their country. The 
work will depict a med: 
ing a fallen comrade i 



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medics risked th. ^.^ ... 

combat to help others and 
played a crucial role in the 
maintenance of the soldiers' 

The memorial will be a 
"unique tribute to guys that 
tried to save lives instead of 
take them," Garver said. 
"This is just one way to say 

This has been quite a 
challenging and humbling 
experience," said Johnson, 
who started this particular 
work in early November 

Johnson has spent about 
640 hours working on this 
particular piece. The 

memorial will be reahstic 
and will feature intricate 
detail due to Johnson's work 
and Carver's input. Acrion 
will be infused into the 
sculpture by the use ot 
human dynamics and the 
power of facial expression. 
The clay models should be 
completed by mid-February 
and sent to a f"'"'^'?..}, 
make the molds that wi" ° 
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February 3, 2005 



business major and 

,„. of Moore. 

'several students from 
iouthero will fly out to 
Washington to be with Mcores 

Justin Wampler and several 
mends remember a jersey that 
joore often wore with the ini- 
ials B. Moore printed across 
be back. 

^e ^vas always telhng us to 

more." said Wampler. 

Some of us just realized what 

he name on his jersey really 


College Bowl has poor response 

Approved grant enables 
school to hire professor 

rHOMAS Helms 

g WF Writer 

Last semester the School of 
locial Work and Family Studies 
iraited for the approval of a 
rant enabling them to train 
nd retrain state social workers, 
a lawsuit filed against 
'ennessee children' 

The grant was approved and 

he department hired Gary 

es as training coordinator 

assistant professor. 

ones' roie is to train case 

managers and supervisors for 

Ihe Department of Children's 

of Tennessee. Recently 

Ihe state of Tennessee shifted 

the focus of case managers from 

the child to helping the 

whole family unit. Jones will aid 

students who wish to fill these 


Jones will be in and out of 

asocial work and family stud- 

' department on a two-week 

■olation for the next couple of 


'You just have to go with the 

flow. Be flexible," Jones said, 
regarding his back and forth 

Due to Jones' busy schedule, 
the position of assistant profes- 
sor will not be official until next 

Jones graduated with a 
degree in social work from 
Oakwood College and received a 
master's in social work from 
Barry University. He accepted 
the position at Southern 
Adventist University because 
the offer sparked his interest. 

Although this is his first 
semester, he has already 
become an active member of 

"I enjoyed participating in 
the Martin Luther King Jr. com- 
munity service day," Jones said. 

So far, Jones has enjoyed 
himself at Southern and is look- 
ing forward to learning more 
about the people on campus and 
his role as a faculty member. 

"I've enjoyed my time here 
so far. The students and faculty 
have accepted me with open 

When It comes to College 
Bowl many Southern students 
are clueless, some wondered if 
the school was paying for a 
bowlmg tnp 

College Bowl is an annual 
event held at Southern that 
began m 1984 This year College 
Bowl started on Jan 26 and will 
be held e\ery Monday and 
Wednesday at 5 15 P m and 
5 45 P ni In It two teams com- 
pete to answer academic ques- 
] tions Each team can have up to 
five members, but only four are 
able to play at once 
I "This year we have onl> four 
I or five teams Regrettably, we 
I have not generated a lot of 
I mterest," said Hugo Mendez. 
I junior archeology and English 

Dennis Negron, Talge Hall 
dean, has altered the rules due 
to the lack of participation. 
Negron said instead of the two 

rhoto by Valono man 
Michelle Doucoumes and Larrv Ba.vter participate Monday in the 
annual College Bowl tournament held m the I^^^^idenbal Banquet 

dominant teams playing against 
each other in the final, each 
team will play in a round-robin 
format, and the team with the 
best record will play against a 
faculty team at convocation. 

"I think the problem is peo- 
ple simply didn't know about 

college bowl. They definitely 
need more advertising," said 
Bradley Young, a history major. 
Daniel Jean-Louis, freshman 
clinical laboratory science 
major, said if he had known 
about it earlier, he would have 
been interested in participating. 

WSMC to fix antenna 

WSMC staff suspect the loss 
of their main radio antenna 
two weeks ago was due to 

WSMC plans to call the 
weather station to see what 
types of weather patterns were 
present when the antenna 
stopped working. They will 
also send the antenna to elec- 
tronic consuhants to confirm 
their suspicions. 

This malfunction has 
caused a 50 percent loss in the 
radio signal's distance. The 
percentage that is being main- 
tained is from the station's 
backup antenna. Fixing the 

60-foot antenna will be expen- 
sive, costing somewhere 
between $40,000 to $60,000. 
The station is trying to figure 
out how to get the funds. 

"Right now the [SAU] 
administration is checking 
with insurance," said David 
Brooks, general manager of 

Other plans to earn money 
include receiving funds from 
Southern's administration, lis- 
teners and private grant 
donors. However, there are 
currently no details. 

Brooks hopes for a quality 
antenna that would allow the 
station to send a stronger sig- 
nal through the mountains 
and hills located in the area. 

As FM signals can only be 
received when the receiver is 
in a direct line of sight with 
the transmitter, an object, 
such as a mountain.can inter- 
rupt the signal. 

The loss of the antenna has 
also brought on another con- 
cern; the listeners. 

"I am very concerned that 
the station can't provide all 
our listeners with our service," 
Brooks said. "The university's 
administration is moving 
quickly to resolve the inci- 

Being a nonprofit station, 
WSMC depends on the listen- 
ers to be donators as well as an 
audience. This adds urgency 
to solving the problem. 

W'oodworking class opens for artists 


/fti<; School of Visual Art & 
"'Whasjoined forces with 
' Technology department 
"rate a new class called 

,» dworking for Artists, 
,* >s different from the 
"^"Wng class offered 
iea, T=':l>nalogy depart- 

J;«°<lworl<i„6 for Artists 
' »8 taught by Assistant 
ittl " Technology 
e 1! '""' '^^y Carson. 

,^" Hall on Wednesday 
»ior nil'"'. '° 8 Pm- Any 
'"« 's great for art 

students because they will 
learn how to make their own 
frames and stretchers, saving 
them money and being able 
to make exactly what they 
want," Carson says. 

In the class the students 
will also be able to design 
and create their own proj- 

Currently Woodworkmg 
for Artists is a topics class, 
which means it is an experi- 
ment. The two departments 
working together and wait- 
ing to see whether or not the 
class is worth keeping. This 
class has only been offered 
twice, once last year and 
once this year. It is only 
being offered in the winter 

semesters. John Williams, 
associate professor of visual 
art and design, is working 
together with Carson to set 
up the class and recruit stu- 

There have only been a 
few class periods, so the stu- 
dents have been learning 
how to safely operate the 
machines. The students are 
very excited about this class 
and can't wait to start work- 
ing with the wood. 

■I like building stuff. I like 
creating stuff, and I think the 
fun part is going to come in 
the challenge," said Steven 
Crosby, freshman graphic 
design major, "pafs what 
I'm anticipating. 

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Current Events 

> Senate debates over new attorney general 


Republicans on the Senate 
Judiciary Committee 

advanced Alberto Gonzales' 
attorney general nomination 
on a partyline, 10-8 vote, 
sending it to the full Senate 
where Republicans were 
expected to use their 55-44 
advantage to confirm him 
there next week at the earliest. 
But the Senate won't vote 

Wednesday to confirm attor- 
ney general nominee Alberto 
Gonzales, GOP senators say, 
in part because Democrats 
don't want to give President 
Bush a success to talk about in 
his State of the Union speech. 
"They want the bully pulpit 
all the way up to and after that 
to try to taint this nominee 
with the perceived sins of the 
Bush administration," said 

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. 
The Senate won't vote on the 
nomination until at least 

The Senate's top Democrat 
said Tuesday that Democrats 
won't try to filibuster 
Gonzales' nomination, but 
will hold extensive debate 
over his role in developing the 
Bush administration's policies 
on foreign detainees. 

"There will be an up-or- 
down vote" and no blockage, 
Senate Minority Leader Harry 
Reid of Nevada told reporters 
after the Democrats huddled 
for their weekly planning ses- 

Democratic opposition to 
Gonzales derives "from the 
nominee's involvement in the 
formulation of a number of 
policies that have tarnished 

our country's moral leadp. 1 
ship in the world and ^ 1 
American soldiers Z\ 
Amencan citizens at greaTe I 
nsk." Sen. Patrick Uahyt 

„^^°°2^'es, who served as 
White House counsel dun ' 
Bush s first terra, would be th I 
nation's first Hispanic attor 
ney general. ' 

Bush delivers annual address 

Sonar protects ports 


The Coast Guard is seeking 
to protect the nation's ports 
from terrorist attacl<s by 
scuba divers with a sonar sys- 
tem so powerful it can distin- 
guish swimmers from dol- 

The security device, to be 
unveiled Wednesday, scans 
port waters and alerts author- 
ities on land to any possible 
divers. A response boat then 
drops a second sonar below 
the surface for confirmation 
and sends back high-resolu- 

tion images of the diver. 

"Instead of alerting us to 
every sea lion, manatee or 
fish, this system will help us 
identify objects as a diver who 
just got lost or someone who 
mtends on doing us harm," 
Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Alan 
lubbs said Tuesday. "To date 
the Coast Guard's law 
enforcement has been mostly 
above water. This is just 
another capability." 

Concerns about terrorist 
strikes by scuba divers were 
raised three years ago after 
the FBI announced it was 

mvestigating whether al- 
Qaida operatives took scuba 
trammg to help blow up ships 

bndges, depots „r othe 
waterfront targets 

in h"!''^?u''"='™'^"' discuss 
n detail how the system dif- 
ferentiates humans from an- 
nals, how far away it can 
detect divers or hi 
were k" "^ °°^ many 

were being used. Cost e,(i 



Phil says six more 
weeks of wdnter 

Handler BUI Deelcy holds Punxsutawney Phil, their weatli- 
er predictjng groundhog after the reading of the proclama- 
tion iJiat there would be sbi more weeks of winter after set 
ing his shadow in Punxsutawney, Pa. on Wednesday, Feb. 
1. 2005 

Film Oscar ballots 

«!„„.„. , APPhotorttovwfcW*;''^ 

^"san Amumia, fro„ PriccHaterhouseCoopers accouott* 
nrm^eJMunes some of the fi«al Academy Awards I»1I°» „ 
before u,ey „e mailed to the 5,808 Oscar vo.e», IVednesif' 
Moo™^'^' " '^■'■■'J' Hills, Calif. The winners wiB I" 
•aaounoed at the T7th Academy Awards on Feb. 27. 

Thursd ay, Februarys, 2005 

Current Events 

Iraq tallies the votes 

The Southern Accent 5 


Under the watch of armed 
Western security guards and 
monitors, Iraqi election work- 
ers are douig a second count of 
the country's historic vote, tap- 
ping at computer keyboards 
and sifting through bags of 
tally sheets. 

Papers rustled and scissors 
snapped as elections employ- 
ees standing behind a long 
counter plucked clear bags 
containing tally sheets from 
cardboard boxes on Tuesday 

"This is the new future," one 
election official said at the tal- 
lying center inside Baghdad's 
heavily fortified Green Zone. 

This is the second phase of 
the count. On Monday after- 
noon, workers at polling cen- 

ters nationwide finished an ini- 
tial hand count of ballots fi-om 
more than 5,200 precincts. 
Tally sheets and the ballots 
themselves were then trucked 
to Baghdad under U.S. military 

On Tuesday morning, about 
200 clerks here began loggmg 
data from the tally sheets mto 
laptop computers for what 
could be the final count. In sev- 
eral shifts, they're working 
around the clock in the brieht- 
ly lit room. 

Several monitors sat quietly 
on one side of the room. 
Surveillance video cameras 
were installed in the hall, and 
television monitors showed 
another room where more tally 
sheets stuffed m clear plastic 

boxes were stored. 

The individual ballots them- 
selves are stored in secure 
warehouses and will only be 
recounted if the results are 
contested by political parties or 
managers of voting stations 
who have the origmal figures. 

Fmal results could take up 
to 10 days, officials said, and 
they won't be certified until the 
end of a petitions period to file 
complaints that's expected to 
last about two weeks. 

It could also be several days 
before officials announce 
turnout figures, election offi- 
cials said. 

Reporters were not allowed 
to talk to workers at the tally- 
ing center. 

I UonoT Flores carries an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe as she passes by a statue of Pope John Paul II 
at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico on Wednesday Feb. 2, 2005. IHores said she went to 
tlie Basilica to pray for the Pope's health. 

Pope's health improves 



Pope John Paul II had a 
'Ktful night and his condition 
stabilized after he was rushed 
" a hospital ivith breathing 
""Jble, but he ivill spend sev- 
"J more days at the clinic to 
,",'"'" from the flu, the 

"Iran said Wednesday. 

Around the worid, Roman 
. t-nltiolics 1 

... u crushed positic 

Navarro-Valls insisted the 
Tiv amK ^"■"' "^'"B Liu^eu pope had never lost con- 
Wuesd " '° *^ hospital sciousness, and he did not 
' ,. , 'y nisht no„,i need a tracheotomy to insert a 
tube into his ivindpipe to help 
him breathe. He said John 
Paul participated fro 
hospital bed 

Gemelli Polyclinic for treat- room, 
ment of respiratory problems, Navarro-Valls character- 
he said. i^ed Tuesday night's hurried 
"There is no cause for admission to a special papal 
alarm," Navarro-Valls said. suite on the 10th floor of the 
The pope has Parkinson's hospital as "mainly precau- 
disease, and Cardinal Javier tionary." „ ^ , 
Lozano Barragan, the Navarro-Valls, "ho has a 
Vatican's top health official, medical degree, told ine 
told Associated Press Associated Press early 

elevision News that the Wednesday 

slumping pontiffs inablhty to flu and acute laryngeal tra- 

hold his back up straight has '^hems-inflammat on of the 

left his lungs and diaphragm T^^^^^^^^t^^'tZLC 

Allawi seeks unity after Iraqi vote 

Prime Minister Ayad Allawi urged Iraqis Monday to unite behind 
democracy in the wake of the country's historic elections, but al- 
Qaida's arm in Iraq vowed to press ahead with its "holy war" 
despite Its failure to stop the voting by mUlions of Iraqis. Partial 
results could be released as early as Tuesday, tiiough final results 
fi-om the hand counting of ballots could take up to 10 days, elec- 
tion officials said. 

Judge backs Guantanamo detainees 

Washihotow fAP) 

,,-•— paused^'to-p^y'for TeTevision" News' ^hat the Wednesday the pope had the 

Jests showed John Paul's 
In m ,'"'' f^Pifation were 

'ambulance to th ' 
""day „:„., 

'Pofesman , 'S"". papal 

^'alk 7 . Joaqum Navarro- 

™»"Vg' ■ r'^ P™'" "- 
Ike fh,^ \'''Sht fever from 

days at Rome's 

I Mass cele- 

ing." He denied Italian news 
reports that John Paul had a 
CAT scan at the hospital and 
was taken to inte 

Experts said it was possible 
his Parkinson's disease, which 
makes muscle control diffi- 
cult, made it harder for him to 

The Bush administration must let foreign terror suspects chal- 
lenge their confinement in U.S. courts, a judge said Monday in a 
ruhng fliat found unconstitutional the hearing system set up by 
the Pentagon. U.S. Distiict Judge Joyce Hens Green also raised 
concerns about whetiier detainees have been tortured during 
interrogations. Judges, she said, should make sure people are not 
detained mdefinitely based on coerced and unreliable informa- 

Jackson faces jury selection 

Santa Mariaj Calir^(APJ 

The judge in the Michael Jackson molestation case ended the 
first stage of jury selection a day early, m part because of a sur- 
prisingly large number of prospective jurors who said they were 
wiUing to serve. Santa Barbara County Judge Rodney S. Melville 
said roughly 250 of the 430 prospects screened Monday and 
Tuesday were willing to serve during the sbt-mdnth trial. He 
called off plans to interview 300 prospects Tuesday afternoon 
and Wednesday morning, saying there were plenty of people who 
could serve on the panel of 12 and eight alternates. 

Social Security OK until 2020 

Washihotoh (AP) ^_^^ 

The Social Security system will take in more money annually 
than it pays out in benefits until 2020, two years later than earli- 
er estimated, the Congressional Budget Office reported Monday 
in a modest change unlikely to alter the growing political debate 
over the program. Congress' budget analysts also estimated the 
program's trust funds will be depleted in 2052, "meaning that 
beneficiaries will be able to count on receiving only 78 percent of 
their scheduled benefits beginning then. 

Pentagon may increase death pay 

Washinotom {AP) 

President Bush will propose a dramatic increase to $100,000 in 
government payments to families of U.S. troops killed in the Iraq 
and Afghanistan wars and in future combat zones. The plan to 
increase the tax-free "death gratuity," now $12,420, will be part 
the 2006 budget proposal submitted to Congress next week, the 
Pentagon's personnel chief said in an Associated Press interview. 
Veterans groups and many in Congress have been pushing for 

brated by his secretary i 

the breathe. 

Former President to work for U.N. 


Former President Clinton became the U.N. point man for post- 
tsunami reconstruction and Australia's leader visited Indonesia's 
battered region of Aceh on Wednesday for a firsthand glimpse of 
the disaster. Clinton, who said he looked forward to his new 
role, also was tasked to help resolve conflicts with rebels in the 
two worst-hit countries - Indonesia and Sri Lanka. 

Thursday, F^g^ ^T^ 

Maranatha Hay 
Lifestyles Editor 


Ask Big Debbie: tied to Increase label awareness Question 

of the week 



Dear Big Debbie, 

I was talking with a friend 
of mine about our parents. I 
mentioned that we call each 
other every day; apparently 
she thought it was excessive. 
Now whenever I see her, she 
brings it up in conversation 
with other people! What is 
the deal? Should I limit the 
parent/child contact? 

•Mama's boy 

Dear Mama's boy, 

If you've been through 
adolescence, you've surely 
experienced a moment or 
two in which you thought 
that your parents' mortifying 
conduct would successfully 
prevent you from making 
friends, getting a job, and 
someday getting married. 
(After my Dad wore hot 
pink, very short running 
shorts in front of my entire 
academy, I thought 1 would 
never find someone who 
would be willing to join such 
a family.) 

However, a little distance 
from my parents has made 
me realize that I love them, 
no matter how degrading 
their behavior may be. 
Frankly, you don't love your 
parents based on what your 
friends think of them. In this 
world of dysfunctional fami- 
lies, you are lucky to have 
such a close relationship 
with your parents. There is 
nothing to be ashamed of in 
having parents who really 
love and care for you! 
Hopefully your friends 
would agree. 

On the flipside, you are in 
college now and pretty soon, 
you are going to be the head 
of your own family. 
Eventually, you'll have to 
learn how to get along with a 
little less support from your 
parents. Maybe your friends 
are hinting at that. 
Nevertheless, I hope you 
never take your parents for 

Don't be too busy 

llEive you ever noticed liow some 
guys lire so oily Hmootli witli tlie 
ladii^ while otiwn seem to liiivc 
trouble even carrying on a decent 
convursnlion with tlieir own inolh- 
era? Well, surprisingly, I find niyself 
grouped more into the latter ailego- 
ly. 1 hnve heard many cxciuca from 
women cxplnining wliy they am't go 
out witli me. 'niosc defenKos are 
never bliint. lu-vi-i lo ihi- ixiini. i-or 
reasons thill,,,,'. ,„■,,,,., („ii., , i,.:,r 
to me, Rill-. ■..:;■: ■ ,, ||„. 

mort'viij;iir . ,,., ,1 

willbeformrl.,.„,,|,;. M,. . .i .. ^als- 
es are profaL-cd with, "Yoii'a- a giv«t 
guy, biil..."Somelimes,llioywll just 
slop talking to me on n friendly 
biLsLs, alwnys justifying tlie sudden 
awkwaiilnt'ss willi tlie phrase: 


o got cauglit up in 
self-pity and seU-riglileonsness 
when others don't treat me like I 
think tlioy should. Bwl liold on just 
a second. Jesus tolls a stoiy about a 
man pointing out tlie speck in his 
neighbor's eye all tlie while ignorinj; 
the pUmk in Iiis own (Matthew 7:;i- 
5). Could it bo that while I'm occu- 
pied Willi being incredulous at other 
people's self-centered actions that 
Tm blind to my own obvious guilt? 
Just tliis past weekend, my 
grandpa had a stroke. A big stroke. 
It left hini in bad shape, teetering on 

the brink of survival But rather than 
drop everything and race up to 
Nashville to see him, I got frustrated 
while trying to find a way to work 
him into my scliedule (I was "just 
too busy"). Eventually my friends, 
family, and conscience all cauglit up 
witli me and 1 found myself on the 
highway headed away from campus 
instead of sitting in class. 

Wlien 1 got to him, he was unre- 
sponsive, lliere were not many 
encouraging signs in his hospital 
room. During Ihe time I stayed wtli 
him, however, he began to improve 
dramatically. After i hiid Iwon there 
heUk.-.i„|,,i, Ml,.. ,v.,rli,.,ii.,r„ie 
with his j:.,n>i,um,HlalM„.i„ for 
a hug, an.l \vlll^|„■^wl, ■ rii.„ik yuu.' 
How could 1, even for a moment, 
have dared to think that my own 
plans could ever be more important 
than being tliere for someone who 
needed me? 

1 tliank God for pointing out lo 
me ni>' own .si'lf-cenleivtlno^s ihiit 

\\ M v\.L-.intiriil,-l\ muif iiiipui-(^^_ 
1-fIlow students, be quick to 
notice tlie planks in your cy«s Oiai 
blind you and hold you back from 
doing the work God has crwited >x)u 
specifically to do. Don't cvia- be -jusi 
too busy." 

Read the Label. 

With all the health claims 
on food packages, can you 
really be sure whether some- 
thing is "truly lite", low-fat, 
low-carb, or fat free? Be a 
smart consumer— learn to 
read the nutrition facts panel. 

First, start with servings. 
How many servings does the 
package contain? What is the 
size of the serving? To get a 
true sense of your total intake 
multiply all the numbers on 
the panel according to the 
number of servings you actu- 
ally eat to get a true sense of 
your total intake. "Lite" isn't 
lite is if you're eating several 

Second, consider the calo- 
ries per serving. Are they 
high or low in calories per 
serving? The information on 
the nutrition facts panelist is 
calculated for a 2,000 to 
2,500 calories a day diet. 
This may be too high or too 
low for your goals. 
Remember this equation for 
maintaining your weight: 

calories in calories out. If you 
want to lose weight, you have 
to either cut calories or 
increase activity. 

Next is the "limit list" and 
"goodies section." Fat, cho- 
lesterol and sodium are 
nutrients that you want to 
limit for good health. 
Included on this limit list" 
are saturated fat and trans fat 
(a type food fat that often 
appears as "hydrogenated" 
on the list of ingredients). In 
the "goodies section" you'll 
find nutrients that you want 
more fiber, vitamins, calcium 
and iron. 

Finally, take advantage of 
the daily value (DV) 
Whether the nutrient is good 
or bad, a DV of 5 percent or 
less is considered low, and a 
DV of 20 or more percent is 
considered high. If you don't 
want to calculate spend your 
day counting calories, all day, 
aim for less than 100% of the 
nutrients on the limit list 
each day, and try to get at 
least 100% of the goodies. 

Take charge of your food 
choices. Read the label 

- ■ "'"' both bom in tho ,™ I Southern, hut ind- 

„__. .. "■""•"■""'ospital in Los Angeles!) 

If your roommate 
were a barn-yard 
animal, which one 
would he or she be? 

Ebony Umm 

"I wou,d have to 
say a baby 
p,glet because 
she is so cute 
and lovable." 

of her mouth is baa',' 

"He's like a 
sheep doQ 
because tie 
l<eeps tne ir 

"A rooster 
because she 
wakes me up," 
the morning.' 

's W** 

r;;;:;d ^ebruaiy3,2005 

The Southern Accent 7 

ndrew Bermudez 
.opinion Editor 


Letter to the Editor: ; Human sexuality investigation, part I 

Brian Laiiritzen was mistaken 
f,L, spirited rebuke of Dr. James 
n h-> in U>t week. Lauritzen chas- 
ji;^,a Dr. Dobson, claiming he 
'--,.].: 1 -bigoted statement" and 
u|^j ,i!i •■un-Christ-like" point of 
^^'^',, ' iho pledge of the We Are 
■i7ijiii|\ Fmmdation indeed har- 
k,r- iH t-'-i' thoughts orunbiblical 
,,,r.i^ ,.n the outside. However, 
■^nietTiw^ we need to read 
|,,.uvtin the lines: there is a differ- 
-.jirc between being tolerant of 
[,',,ni, ,M:\uals and being tolerant of 
1- -nuiseNuaiity. I can love a homo- 
ual (the person) and hate 
I homosexuaUty. 

I subtle distinction that 
Uurit-en missed. In a typical, 
,-,;,-,-:, .Ktive fashion, he took Dr. 
[1,,'^ . -^ tolerance-for-the-per- 
s,,n-bai-not-the-act policy and 
Lturned it around to call him 
junchristian, bigoted, and an 
-embarrassment to Christians 
laround the world. Wow, since 
Iwlieii ^vas standing up for bibUcal 
I truth embarrassmg to Christians 

I (Embarrassment is, of course, our 
A concern.) And when it 
i to accepting people of dif- 
I ferent opinions, Dr. Dobson is one 

of the most loving and family-ori- 
ented people around; one who has 
several radio programs that have 
always taught tolerance. (Have 
you Ustened to "Adventures in 
Odyssey" lately?) Yet let's look at 
something that was conveniently 
dropped from We Are Family's 
website just after this controversy 

"Compulsorj' heterosexuality 
leads to the notion of women as 
inherently 'weak,' and the institu- 
tionalized inequality of power: 
power of men to control women's 
sexuality, labor, childbirth and 
childrearing, physical movement, 
safety, creativity, and access to 

So idealizing heterosexualit>' 
tells women they are weak and 
subjugates thera to the vile and 
dictatorial rule of men? Give me a 
break! Such a view hardly appears 
to be that of a harmless dove-and- 
oUve-branch group just trying to 
promote peace and love. But to be 
a good sport I would just like to 
say I still like Mr. Lauritzen. After 
all, it's important to demonstrate 
that it is possible to hate the col- 
umn and love the columnist. 

Beth-Anne Vanderlaan 

OpipyotLCquiMHisT_^ |'"^ ^"^ 55 feminine. I had no 
idea I was so feminine (grin). 

As you know, investigation However, in the debriefing, 

has been our theme lately here the CD urged me to be more 

in this column. (Two weeks feminine until I'm equally 

ago we looked at the music masculine and feminine 

industry and SAU's dress because "in a sense [those who 

"policies.") All four and a half are equally masculine and 

this?), a woman "probing" her- 
self, a group of men saying 
that sleeping with someone 
before marriage is good to 
ensure sexual compatibility 
and a husband and wife 
(thankfully!) getting dog col- 
lars, handcuffs and "whips" 

01 my readers (which make up feminine] are not so limited by out for SStM. 

half of all Accent readers) traditional gender roles and This isn't education; it's 

demand nothing less than fair can express themselves in flex- coercion. It's not enlighten- 

andastutejournalism.Andso. ible ways." God created us ment; it's pornography. There 

with trembling typing fingers, male and female, and I'm sup- are some things that are meant 

I hesitate to bring you this posed tq feel guilty about that? to be discovered in marriage 

V, knowing it will endear 
me to few and endanger me to 

SexSource is a CD-ROM 
used with the textbook in 
Human Sexuality. While it's 
not required that people watch 
it, the sheer fact that it is dis- 

The videos talk about 
; topics on sexuality. 

of them decent, many of them 
not. For starters, the video 
"Women Talk Sex" features 
lesbians sitting around a room 
passing around a plush model 
of a labia and describing how 

tributed at this school is, in the other girls make them feel 
least, alarming. Containing good during 
videos, quizzes and reading, video features 
the SexSource CD completely aged 22-60+, sitting topless, 
blurs and then crosses the simply telling stories of their 
moral line of sexuality. One breasts— nothing "education- 
friend called it "educational" al" there. In fact, the 22-year- 
pomography. One of the first old is a pre-school teacher, 
things I did on the CD was tak- Other videos feature children 
ing an androgyny test. I found discussing gay marriage (who 
out 1 scored 73 points mascu- dares to involve children in 

and other things (lesbianism) 
we shouldn't see. I'm all for 
education, if it helps people 
make responsible decisions. I 
don't appreciate education 
that attempts to desensitize 
me to nudity and push lesbian 
views on me as acceptable. I'm 
sure I'll be labeled "immature" 
Another and "stuck in the past" because 
I oppose this sort of thing. But 
this generation will one day 
learn that "education" can go 
too far, that there are moral 
boundaries, and that, yes, 
some things are still sacred. 
More on this later. 

head to head 

Moral monopoly 

left vs. right 

Safe for Democracy? 

(run Lauritzen 

If the Republicans had their way, the 

I only uvo moral issues anyone would ever 

i about would be gay marriage and 

|"bortion. They want to ban both. Rather 

. following the example of Jesus, 

Ijvho for the most part stayed out of poli- 

i. the Religious Right is championing 

piese two issues and together with the 

ptpuUican Party has forced all others 

a back seat. 
^Id like to propose a radical thought; 
' more issues of morality out 
pre than just gay marriage and abor- 
|»n. How about poverty? Protecting the 
|»vironment? Racial equality? 
*ronomical healthcare costs? Is telling 
' ttuth about going to war a moral 
I ue? How about torturing prisoners of 

Isfcrf ~* ™*'' Accent, Jared Wright 
C "^ •" imagine a hypothetical pres- 
f^^y of Jesus Christ. What issues 
|, u ^ P'Kldent Jesus support;? I dare 
fL, . ™uld change the government's 
l,?"'"« ]»st a bit. I bet He wouldn't 

Itcab *°°^' "*"* ™°'''^ '^™^ *° 

Wl 5,°°*'^ stem from an interview I 
jij™ J™ Wallis, author of "God's 
■ '«iy the Right is Wrong and the 
°<sntgetif He is an Evangelical 
pnav "^'"^ *^' "religion does 

Ihe ij J'°°°P°'>' ™ morality." 
fc~inie . """^ ''^"^ ^^ suddenly 
Pra-nch, pro-war, and only 


In essence, Wallis says, there are 
important moral issues facing our coun- 
try today that are falling through the 
cracks because conservatives are focus- 
ing on the wrong ones and liberals don't 
know how to respond. 

And the fact is, Wallis is right. Mote 
than 3,000 Bible texts talk about pover- 
ty. Do you think maybe God cares about 
the distribution of wealth? I don't 
remember anything about Jesus offering 
the rich young ruler a tax cut. No, 
instead He told him to seU everjthing he 
had and give to the poor. 

I'm fine with talking about gay mar- 
riage and abortion, but let's open the 
conversation up a little bit. Let's talk 
more about poverty' and service to oth- 
ers. Let's talk more about protecting the 
environment-it is, after all, God's cre- 
ation. Let's talk more about racial equal- 
ity (and not just during Black Histoiy 
Month). These are all moral Usues that 
deserve our attention. Why must we be 
so choosy? ^ 

Wallis ended his interview by quotmg 
Matthew 25;40 and 45, "Whatever .^ou 
ad for one of the least of these brothers 
did not do for one of the least of th« 
brothers of mine, you did not do for me^ 

"Our test of how much we love God ui 
howwe love God'schildren,"Wall,s said. 

Andrew Bermudez 

"Our purpose now is to reclaim democ- 
racy itself." — John Kerry 

"The concerted effort of free nations to 
promote democracy is a prelude to our 
enemies' defeat." - George W, Bush 

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend 
toward more freedom and democracy..." 

- Dan Quayle 

What do all these quotations have in 
common, besides being stirring expres- 
sions of patriotism? They all, without as 
much as a second thought, refer to our 
nation as a democracy. Yet consider the 
words of Benjamin Franklin, when asked 
what kind of government the 
Constitutional Convention had created: "a 
Republic, if you can keep it." 

There's no real difference between a 
republic and a democracy, though, is 
tiiere? Or perhaps there is; here are a cou- 
ple more quotes from our founding fathers. 

"Democracies have ever been spectacles 
of turbulence and contention; have ever 
been found incompatible with personal 
security or the rights of property; and have 
in genera] been as short in their lives as 
they have been violent in their deafli." - 
James Madison 

"The general object [of the 
Constitution] was to produce a cure for the 
evils under which the United States 
labored; that in tracing these evils to their 
origms, every man had found it in the mr- 
bulence and follies of democracy. - 
Edmund Randolph 

Why was this apparent fear of democra- 
cy so prevalent among the men who had 
just founded a government that today is 
itself generally labeled a democracy? I 
believe the ans\ver is that we have forgot- 
ten the difference between a democracy 
and a republic - the government our 
Constitution was designed to provide. In 
reading the transcript of a speech given by 
Representative Ron Paul of Texas in 2003. 
the iraporiance of this concern became 
increasingly clear to me. (The speech is 
available at, and I would 
strongly encourage you to read it if this 
topic interests you.) 

The simple answer is that they feared 
that in the "majority rule" mmdset of ii 
democracy, the rights of the individual, 
especially tiie minorities, would be Iom 
For an example of this danger, they had t^ 
look no further Uian the hoirifying "demi ■ 
cratic" revolution that was reshapin; 

But today, there is no Reign of Terror 
going on. There are no mobs mindlessly 
following a diabolical democratic leader. 
So is tiiere really still any danger in democ- 
racy today? Representative Paul outlines 
some serious problems in our counto' 
today that stem from our nation's redefini- 
tion as a democracy. Next week we will 
look at some of tiiese modem dangers a ht- 
tle more closely. 

Thursday, Feb ruary, 


Chattanooga First 
builds new church 

Live a more 
abuntant life 

ChaUanooga First 

Seventh-day Adventist 

Church is in the process of 
building a new church at 
7450 Standifer Gap Road. 
The church family hopes to 
move into the new facility 
sometime in April 2005, just 
in time for their grand open- 
ing, homecoming celebration 
in May. according to Church 
Communication Director 
Ruth Ann Williams. 

Chattanooga First sold its 
church property at 4<") 
Tunnel Hill Blvd two years 
ago, Williams said. . 
Chattanooga First has been 
renting its old church build- 
ing from the group that 
bought it. Chattanooga First 
is continuing to meet there 
until the new building is fin- 
ished and ready to be moved 

The old church building 
had been for sale for over 22 
years, according to Pastor 
Fred Fuller. With the junc- 
tions of I-75 and I-24, 
Chattanooga bypassed the 
older part of town where the 
Chattanooga First Church 
was hidden at the base of 
Missionary Ridge. 

"We lost visibility and 
accessibility," Fuller said. 
Williams added that the cur- 
rent urban shift to the sub- 
urbs also influenced the 
church's move Standifer Gap. 
Chattanooga First broke 
ground on its ii-acre piece of 
properly in March 2004. 
Construction of the church 
started in August. 

"Our theme is that we are a 
'light set upon a hill,' since 
the church is on u hill over- 
looking Interstate 75," 
Williams said. 

The new church facilitv 

will seat 550 people. The 
facility includes a sanctuary, 
a church office, Sabbath 
school rooms and a fellow- 
ship hall. 

Williams said after the 
building is finished, there 
will still be land left for 
recreational purposes. 

"The land that the church 
is on has approximately five 
acres of woods that are still 
available for use in building 
walking trails for Sabbath 
afternoon walks, vespers and 
the use of our active 
Pathfinder Club," Williams 

Fuller said the church 
anticipates growth as they 
relocate to the new church 
facility; they want to be 
where they can grow through 
evangelism and community 

"Currently, attendance is 
growing, and younger fami- 
lies are joining," Fuller said. 
"Wo have a lot of great pro- 
grams at our church. We 
have an orchestra and a 
cUoir. and we have a growing 

children f Sabbath school 
program as well 

"We want to be in a posi- 
tion where we have visibility 
and accessibility. We want to 
be in an area that's easy for 
people to find us," Fuller 
said. "We want to reach out 
to the community through 
the typical cooking classes, 
stop-smoking classes and 
pre-natal care, as well as 
Daniel and Revelation semi- 
nars and evangelism." 

Chattanooga First plans to 
grow and develop, but it also 
wants to reach out and help 
plant other churches once it 
reaches its own capacity. 

"It was determined to not 
have a huge church so if it got 
too crowded, we could be cre- 
ating plantings of other 
churches out in rural areas 
for outreach." Williams said. 
Chattanooga First 

Church's Sabbath school and 
worship services currently 
meet at 9:30 a.m. and u.oo 
a.m., respectively. For more 
information, call 624-9618. 

Week of Prayer is a highly 
spiritual event each semester. 
Inspirational words are spo- 
ken. Touching songs are 
sung. Prayer is uplifted. Souls 
are reconnected with God. 

But then life returns to 
"normal." The week after, 
students return to their class- 
es at their regular meeting 
times, and convocation hap- 
pens once a week rather than 
every day. So does that mean 
our spiritual lives have to 
return to "normal" as well? 

With the time following 
Week of Prayer comes the 
opportunity for personal 
responsibility. We are not 
always going to have Weeks 
i of Prayer or Bible study 
I groups to depend on for our 
I spiritual nourishment. We 
need to have our ovm person- 
al connections to the Source 
of spiritual power and 

In order to have this life- 
sustaining connection, we 
need to learn to trust God and 
to know Him like we know- no 
other. We do this through 
studying His word faithfully 
and thoughtfully and through 
heart-felt prayer. And when 
we come to know and to trust 
God as our deepest and clos- 
est friend, our lives will be 
transformed, and He will 
help us to live more abun- 

Living more abundant 

mean that we will be rich or 
have lots of things or be pop- 
ular and have lots of friends. 
These things are what the 

world would define as charac- 
teristics of f ' 

What it does mean is that ow 
lives will be full of Jesus 
What more could we want 
than to have close coramun- 
ion and friendship with our 
Creator and our Savior? In I 
His mercy and love, He gave I 
up everything for us so 
we could have eternal life. | 
That is friendship. That i. 
love. That is the foundatioDof | 
an abundant life. 

Billy Graham tells the stor)' I 
of an heir of the wealthy 
Borden family deciding to fol- 
low God's direction in his life 
by going to China as a mis- 
sionary. His friends thoughl I 
he was crazy and that he w 
wasting his life by going to | 
serve as a missionary : 
China. But this young m; 
loved Jesus with all his heart, I 
and he loved people too. He I 
chose to follow God's leading I 
and travel to China. On the I 
way, the young man became | 
ill and died. At his bedside, a 
note he had written was 
found that said, "No reser\'e, I 
no retreat and no regrets." He | 
had found an abundant life in | 

It's time to step out on our I 
ovra. Are we willing to give | 
everything to Jesus ai ' 
trust in Him to transform our | 
lives and help us to live 
abundantly? Are we ready to I 
follow Jesus without reserve, | 
without retreating, and with- , 
out regrets? . 

"Here I am! I stand at the 
door and knock. If anyone 
hears mvvolce and opens the I 
door, I will come in and eat 
with him, and he wth ffl^ 

Students host tsunami aid concert 

"There will be signs in tl\e 
sun, moon and stars. On the 
earth, nations will be in 
anguish and perplexity at the 
roaring and tossing of the 
sea," (Luke 21:25). 

The School of Music at 
Southern Adventist 

University want to do their 
part to help the tsunami vic- 
tims. So on Feb. 6, 2005, 
starting at 2:30 p.m. (and 
ending well before the begin- 
ning of the Super Bowl) there 
mil be a tsunami Wctim ben- 
efit concert held in Ackernian 
Auditorium. Southern's very 
own students will, plan to 

come to this event and innte 
your friends and family 
Admission is free, but there 
mil be a freewill offering 
taken up during the middle of 
the concert to be sent to the 
tsunami victims through 
ADRA. Come and be blessed 

Collegedale- The Third 

CoUegedale Community 

Collegedale Spanish-American 

Hamilton Communit>' 



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New Life 


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Sports Editor 



^^m^o^ baffle House Grills Sneaky Business 



This Saturday night, the 
annual 3-3 basketball tourna- 
ment took place at 7:30p.m.. 
The team Three Shades came 
out on top after a long and 
dueling SK hours. 

Edwin Urbina, Brent Ford 
and Claude Mapp made up the 
unstoppable threesome. They 
started off great by winning 
their first four games without a 
single loss to put them into the 
final round. "I'm tired but it 
feels good to win," Urbina said. 

"There just wasn't anybody 
out there that could touch us" 
Mapp said. 

A total of 28 men's teams 
and no women's teams showed 
up to compete. Only one 
women s team signed up but 
unfortunately they got their 
request rn too late. 

Each game was 15 minutes 
long and were played on half- 
court by double elimination. 

About ll;30p.m., the crowd 
diminished but the games con- 
tinued The final four teams 
were Uh-oh, Shades, Clutch 
and Fresh. 

Clutch and Fresh were actu- 
ally one team during intramu- 
rals, the game was very 
intense. Clutch's Chris Bennett 
was all over the court making 
3's and insane lay-ups. 

"We are one team, like a 
d.vsfunctional family, said 
Fresh's Terrance Burrs Fresh 
ended up winning to go up 
"gainst Uh-oh. 

Uh-oh 4-x, played against 
Fresh and won to put them in 
the final round with the 
Shades. The first game was a 
close battle but with 14 seconds 
™ on the clock, Rvan Lucht 
■nade the final lay-up to end 
•he game. 

B.v the second and final 
game, everyone was exhausted. 
™ couldn't tell by the way the 
<wo teams were playing. Two 
■"mutes into the game, Shades 
™re up seven nothing and 
managed to stav ahead the 
"lole game Ford and Justin 
™"e were fighting for the 
bounds while Urbina was 

Fnra ^°" mmutes left, 

^wd made the final rebound 
■up to win the game at 


130 a' 

forme r'"«'"'=^bout time 
teeft. ° set up and brush my 
PkysicaT"'?" ""f^^" of 

Jeff Sagala 

Guest Comtributor 

Waffle House won the tip for 
the game's first possession. Six 
minutes into the first half both 
teams were scoreless with back- 
to-back turnovers. Waffle's 
number 20, Yaisa de Valle, gave 
her team their first points with 
a drive to the lane, finishing 
with an easy lay up. 

Later in the first half, Sneaky 
Business committed a turnover 
that led to a bucket plus a free 
throw ft-om House's number 43, 
Ken Refem. De Valle scored 
another lay up, and soon after, 
clapped a three-pointer to put 
House up by 10. Sneaky's num- 
ber 0, Sara Chase came up with 
a magnificent block and a lay up 
to add to the score board. 

Towards the end of the half, 
Sneaky's number 7, Saki 
Sonhara served a crossover and 
a finger roll with 3:11 left to 
bring the game closer. Waffle 
House's number 48, May 
Anderson came up with a steal 
to prevent Sneaky from getting 
the last shot 

In the second half Sneak\ 
Busmess raised their defensi\e 

tenacity. Waffle House strug- 
gled to score making only sLx 
points in the entire half. With 
8-42 on the clock Sneaky 
Busmess subbed in Number 11, 

five. However, House's de Valle 
added the finishing touch with a 
lay up to secure the 19-12 win. 
"Somebody had to lose. We 
both played a good game. They 

Kate Poole who gave Sneaky just had better ball handling 
Busmess a three pomter and a and more rebounds over us" 
U mper to bnng them within said T.J. Forbes, Sneaky 

Business' coach. 

Sneaky Business didn't seem 
to care about the loss. They 
were busy having too much funl 

"It's ok if we lost. I love my 
team and I had fun. We played 
together. We didn't play by our- 
selves," said Sonhara. 

This week in 

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Buffalo Bandits ind Mmnit>otaSv . . 

the Helmut of Bandits K\le Cooling left come flying 

off during a fight with the Swarms Sean Pollock dur 

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Ferrari Formula One driver Rubens BamchcUo, from Brazil, takes 
a curve durmg a test session at tlie Ricardo Tormo racetrack, near 
Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005. 

French skipper Vmcent Riou sails his PRB yacht upon his arrival to « 
Vendee Globe solo around-ihe- world saUing race Wednesday Feb 2. 2 
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6. GOP or DEM, eg. 

9, Cheats 

14 Whitish cornea discharge 

15. Grande 

16, Hope for 

17, Tilts 

18, Age-challenged 

19 Brazilian racing driver 

20 Atomic Table #25 

22 King Midas 

23 Crystalline jewelry rock 
24, Smelting waste 

26, Feathers 
30 Hiding away 

34, Excuse 

35, Type of absort)er 
36, Nazi 

37, Loch 

38 Scottish feudal baron 
39, Recipient 

40 Payable 

41 Type of leather 

42 Go ahead 

43, Easy to please 

45 Our planet (pi,) 

46 Scandinavian name 

47 Lanka 

48 Boredom 

51 Way of understanding 

57 Translucent fabric 

58 Frozen water 

59, Medical care-provider 

60, DeGeneres 
61 Enemy 

62, Necklace fastener 
63 Icy ram 
64, Concluding part 
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10, "Anchors " 

11, Baseball strikeouts 

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25 Bridal fabric 

26 Chinese gift to US, 

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28 Japanese immigrant's son 
29, Public radio initials 

30 What an elm provides 

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52, Picture on computer screen 

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54. Take a puff 

55. Being (Lat.) 

56. Representatives (slang) 


February 3, 2005 

nd or remove classifieds, email 


The Southern Accent 11 

r'^^^ ^mals 

^free kim- to a good home. 
e's 5 months old, neutered, and 
«te shots- 396-4887. 

3 bedroom, 2 bath house is 
for rent for $850 a month. The 
bouse is ten minutes from cam- 
pus in Quail Run and the end of 
a cul-de-sac. The house has all 
newappliances and was reno- 
i^ted in 2003. Please call Jason 
g 423 432-9094 

2 Rooms For Rent Larger 
room $350/month with $200 
deposit. Smaller room 
S29o/month with $150 
deposit. Will take either 2 
males, one male for each room, 
OR 2 females, one for each 
room. Included amenities: 
;\lreless high speed internet. 
Cable TV, Electric, Water, 
Washer, Dryer ,Private 
eotrance for each room, securi- 
ty lights. Shared kitchenette & 
bath, 1 mile from Southern. 
Call 903-6308 or 903-6309 or 
ifterTpm 396-4887. 

Room for Rent: perfect for a 
guy vvho wants to live off cam- 
pus! S200 + 1/2 Utihties. One 
room of three in a mobile home, 
lie resident must be willing to 
li\e with two other guys. He will 
share a bathroom, kitchen, living 
room, and laundry room. 20 
mioutes from Southern on 
%ort Rd. Call Jason at 731- 
^7- 4990. 

[ _ Appliances" 

GE Round toaster oven. 

Brushed metal, glass roll-door. 

'frfect condition. Asking 

S20.00. Call 423-503-627 
Keiimore electric dryer - 
scellent condition complete 

«* cord. $85.00 Call 344-6931 



Siox for sale: 4 controllers 6 

'nes ineUj. ^alo i& 2, 

■"Men 2003, NHL 2k3 and a 

' combo. Asking $300 obo 

„^?™@ 423-987-4910 

Desktop PC, Athlon 1700 

^pracessor, 256 RAM {32 


^^ mtemal hard drive, 

totts w . ^"™"' 2 USB 
«^Wndo„s XP operating 
^- Ako includes 17" flat 


_«3-S03-6378 or email 

*" '"Aboard. $;ooobo.'Tali 
^1^ - 

*"»ooTlf°"P'"" f" Sale 
■ °,^*';™t Ready Great 

'»•« la,: 

— - uii,iuueu lor 
■"Sht papers and 

much much more. For more 
details Contact Sharon @ 423- 

12" Mac IBook "snow" G3 
SOoMhz, 15GB Hard Drive 
384MB RAM, CD, OS X Jaguar! 
Carrying case. Very nice 
Condition!! Asking $600.00. 
Email me at 

Professional Video and audio 
Editing Software for your 
4,Sound Forge 6 All for only 
$150.00. Compare at $500 for 
(Academic) Vegas 5 and Sound 
Forge 7. Qatest versions). They 
Retail for $1200. For more info 
call David at 316-4997 

I Misc. I 

Banquet Dress-light peri- 
winkle, scooped neckline, short 
sleeve, empire bodice accented 
with cording flowered, princess 
line sldrt. Has been altered on 
shoulders. Alfred Angelo. Size 
10, wore once, asking $55. 
Digital pictures can be sent at 
your request. Contact Monique 
at or 

SALE! All dresses are available 
to try on and digital pictures 
can be sent at your request. 
Call Carrie at X2839 during 
work hours or 313-4779 off 

Hunter Green size 11/12, 
Velvet top with small chiffon 
flowers, the bottom flows with 
chiffon overlay. The back is 
open in a triangle shape. 
Worn once, asking $25.00 

Lilac, wide sleeveless, with 
beads on front, lace-up back. 
Size 12, worn once, asking 

Dark Plum , simple and 
elegant. Higher neck, lower 
back. Size 10, worn once, ask- 
ing $7500 

Champagne 2 piece, sim- 
ple and elegant. Sleeveless 
top, a-hne skirt with slit up 
back, wrap included Top size 
10, Bottom size 12 Worn 
once, askmg $50 00 

Apple Red 2 piece simple 
and elegant Cowl neck in 
chiffon, sleeveless top a hne 
skirt with slit up back Top 
size 10, Bottom size 12 Worn 
once, asking $65.00 

Black with white trim, 
rhinestones and pearls around 
bodice. Jessica McClintock, 
size 14. $25.00 

Royal Blue spaghetti sfrap 
with beads on straps and 
bodice. Has a wrap look to it 
around the front. Has been 
altered on sides, size 12. Worn 
once. $50.00 or best offer. 

Desk & Matching Bookcase, 
$30. Black metal trim, brown 
shelves. Digital pictures can 
be sent at your request. Call 
Carrie X2839 during work 
hours, or 313-4779 after hours 

2 Chandeliers - One is a Brass 
Colonial with eight 
plete widi globes $60.00 The 
other is a Brass Colonial with five 
arms, complete with globes 
$40.00 Call 344-6931 

Marian Magoon 396-9206 ore- 
mail me mmagoon@south- 1 will be happy to help 
you TOth a order book and forms 

Rock Chmbing Shoes Anasazi 
Moccasym by 5.10 Size 11.5, 
Brand Spanking New $85Call 
Anthony at (cell) 615-300-7211 
or 7714 Or stop by my room to 
try them on, 3714 Talge 
Evemngs are best 

Hyperlite Wakeboard 

Bmduigs, 3060, Size Large,gleat 
shape. $130- call Justin: 280- 
9151 or email 

Palomar Mt. bike. Good con- 
dition. $175 o.b.o. (paid $250) 
comes w/pump & H2O botde. 
contact Michael@ mdcrab- , mi# 236- 
7202 or cell (251) 604-5225 
leave a message. 

I Instruments | 

2-year-oId Epiphone guitar 
for sale.Rarely used, includes 
hard case and tuner.Over 550 
new, will sell for $400 obo.Call 
Eric at 236-732. 

Great Ibanez 4 string bass! 2 
years old, played only 1 week. 
deep blue color, hard case, strap, 
tuner, stage stand, small 15 watt 
amp with cord. No scraches, 
dents or other flaws of any kind. 
waiting to be played, just needs 
someone who wants to! $500 
obo. Needs to sell! contact 
Lindsay at 423-236-6171 or iind- 

Yamaha PSR-550 Piano 
Keyboard. Like new. 61 Touch- 
sensitive keys, floppy disk 

drive, LCD display. Midi and 
XG compatible. Has Yamaha's 
Music Database and huge data- 
base of sounds and rhythms. 
Great sound for an inexpensive 
keyboard. Includes midi cable, 
accessory kit and music stand, 
keyboard stand, and high qual- 
ity carrying case (all worth over 
$100). $500. 

Look it up at 
Call Alan at 580-S992. 

I Vehicles | 

Beautiful 1997 Suzuki GSX- 
R 600. 17,000 miles, custom 
metallic blue paint, polished 
chrome. Runs great, $3,500, 

Own a Piece of History! 

Classic 1984 Mercedes 240D 
DIESEL! Runs and drives, 
needs work. Great project for 
restore, or auto shop classes! 
Sold in AS-IS condition. No 
Rust! 136K Original miles! 
Steal it today for ONLY $500!! 
Call Andrew @ 236-4343 or e- 

Year 2000 Honda RC-51 
999CC motorcycle. Mechanically 
sound, could use paint job. Call 

99'White,VW Beetle GLS 71k, 
in great condition, all records 
kept.loaded with Sunroof, 

I Vehicles cont. | 

Spoiler, Tinted windows, cruise 
control, power windows and 
locks etc. $8600.00 obo Call 
KeUy at 678-485-7977 

1999 Ford Mustang Coup, 
43K miles. Electric green. 
Leather, Power everything, 
CD/Tape/AM/FM, KStN 

Airfilter, Cruise, Clean Carfax 
history report, excellent car with 
no problems. $8800 obo 
Contact Andy at 423-503-5031 
or email at 

98 Saab Turbo SE, 91K, 
Silver, Leather, $6,499 call 423- 
619-5794. 931-924-8404 Peter 

White Geo Metro 1993 2 door, 
AC, Heat, Automatic Good 
Transportation Asking $850 Call 
(423)802-2120 Anytime 

1991 Red Acura Legend LS 
Coupe, Leather, Power every- 
thing. Sunroof, Cruise control, 
AC, 6 Disc CD Changer, Very 
Clean, Brand new drivers seat, 
Runs Great, Still very fast, 
$4000. Call Anthony at 423- 

1990 Acura Integra, automat- 
ic, red, mns great, very fast car. 
30 mpg, $2400 253-797-4578 
Nicholas Mann 


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Volume 60, Issue x6 

[current Events 


Wilmut to clone 
human embryos 

School Sports 


Thorobreds win 

Local Weather 

tCoUegedale, Tenn. 

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SA elections 
to be held 
next Thursday 

What started off as a slow 
election race with many of the 
top SA officers running unop 
posed officially sped up 
Monday. In what Kari Schultz 
director of student semces 
called a better year than 
most,two candidates will be 
running for executive vice presi 
dent and three will be runmng 
for president 

SA elections will be held Feb 

Some students aren't enthu 
siastic about voting because 
they say their vote doesnt 

"Sometimes I feel Uke they 
really can t make a difference," 
said Jon Deckham, a junior 
marketmg major. 

But not all students agree 
•with Deckham 

Some people want us to run 
the school We work closely with 
admimstration on how to make 
this place better. We're like a 
department of the school and we 
try the best we can to make stu- 
dent life better," Alan Orrison, 
executive vice president. 

Some students say they 
accept the day-to-day rituals of 
the job. 

"Ill vote for the person who is 
most realistic and honest," said 
Erin Duman, a junior nursing 

On a small campus like 
Southern, it often comes down 
to voting for someone you know. 
"I wouldn't even be voting if it 
wasn't that my ftiend is run- 
ning," sa Teenah Gemorah, a 
freshman nursing major. 

Other students, however, feel [ 
people rely too much on friendly I 
faces instead of voting for a can - , 
didate because of their abihties. 

"Students can look past the j 
popularity and vote for the per- i 
son who stands out for their 
abihty," Orrison said. 

The current SA wants to 
make elections where students 
can vote while enjoying a morn- 
mg bowl of Lucky Channs by 
voting onhne. People can still 
vote the old-fashioned way in 
booths located in the cafeteria 
and student center. However, 
students can vote any time at 

Thatcher bulks security 

Volunteer Grant Graves responds to Campus Safety during a r „„^ ^..^^^ ^ . 

Wednesday evening. The heightened security involves routine checks from 6 p 

Police. She was the first resi- 6 a.m., said Don Hart, associ- 

dent to have a window broken, ate director of campus safety. 

Campus Safety and The intruder was frightened by Volunteers include both 

Collegedale Police responded Sayler's presence and never Campus Safety employees and 

to a call Saturday for a broken entered the room. Campus Talge Hall R.A.'s. They are 

dow in the Safety said. given an incentive of $10 per 

ground floor of Thatcher Hall. The intruder also broke the hour, with two patrollers at all 

Less than two hours later, window of room 173 in times. 

police responded to a second Thatcher, and then entered Other safety precautions 

break-in, also in Thatcher. The rooms 173 and 171, stealing include improved lighting 

break-ins occurred between 8 underwear from three resi- around the residence hall, 

p.m. and 10 p.m. dents. None of the residents increased patrol of campus 

"I got a call from a girl who were in their rooms. safety vehicles, and the trim- 
sounded rather panicked," Collegedale Police are still ming or removal of shrubbery, 
said Lauren Sengele, Thatcher investigating the crime. The administration is also 
South RA. working at the Southern's administration debating long-term safety 
Thatcher front desk. "I told is taking the crime very seri- measures such as beam detec- 
her I would call Campus ously. tors, closed-circuit television. 
Safety, and I made sure she The administration imme- and window film. 
was ok." diately employed short-terra "The school is not afraid to 

Jennifer Sayler was in her safety measures, such as a foot spend money," Hart said. "We 

room when the window shat- patrol around Thatcher and 

tered, reported the Collegedale Thatcher South from 6 p.m. to 

See Theft Pg. 3 

Delta introduces SimpliFares to Chattanooga 

Michelle V.Thomas 

SjAFF W hiter 

Students looking for plane 
tickets for spring break may 
be surprised; prices among 
major airlines have been 
greatly reduced, some as 
much as 50 percent. 

In January, Delta airlines 
introduced a program called 
SimpliFares, allowing cus- 
tomers to save hundreds of 
dollars per ticket. SimpliFares 
has changed many things, 
including reducing unrestnct- 
ed coach fares up to 50 pe""" 
cent. Because of this program, 

the ticket-change fee dropped 
from $100 to $50, no one-way 
ticket exceeds $599 and there 
is no longer a Saturday-night- 
stay requirement. Other air- 
lines, like American and U.S. 
Airways, joined the trend by 
implementing similar plans. 

"I think it's a good idea, if 
you're going out of business. 
It's going to cause others to 
lower their fares too," said 
Bess Martin, a psychology 

According to Delta's Web 
site, SimpliFares caused a 300 
percent increase in single-day 

traffic on Jan. 5, 2005. On 
Jan, 6, ticket sales doubled 
that of an average day. Thanks 
to SimpliFares, ticket sales on 
the Web site increased 60 per- 
cent the first five days com- 
pared to the same period in 
2004. For the first time since 

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Southern welcomes academy musicians 

1996, Delta's Web site 
made more than $10 million 
from ticket sales. 

This change came about 
partly because of consumers 
who were willing to travel to 
neighboring airports to 
receive cheaper tickets. In 
Cincinnati, Delta discovered 
they were losing 2,500 pas- 
sengers a day to nearby air- 
ports. Since the introduc- 
tion of SimpHFares, 
Cincinnati's traffic has 
increased 30 percent said 
Gerald A. Grinstein, Delta's 
chief executive. 

While Delta and other 
companies praise the new 
fare-lowering programs, 
some consumers are not 
seeing the benefit. 

"I've heard that they're 
lowering fare, but I have yet 
to see it," said Molly 
Schuster, sophomore theol- 
ogy major 

Schuster flies regularly to 
her home in Massachusetts. 
Normally, Schuster flies 
from Atlanta with Delta, 
but she found a cheaper 
ticket at the Chattanooga 
airport with U.S. Airways. 

For college students 
struggling to make ends 
meet, the idea of cheaper 
travel is exciting. Spring 
break and summer trips will 
be less expensive with the 

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compliment the heavy lo 
es they have already si 
taincd since 2000. 

This week, Southern is hosting a 
music clinic for the union's academy 

Southern has hosted clinics for 
many years, alternating between 
choral, band and strings clinics. 
About 200 students from 10 differ- 
ent schools arrived Wednesday to 
participate in the intense, two-day 
rehearsal period. During the clinic, 
the students are slaying in the uni- 
versity's dormitories. 

"The clinic is a great opportunity 
for us to get a read on what students 
are out there for Southern and what 
their musical talenU are," said Dr. 
Scott BaE, Southern's dean of the 
School of Music. 

The benefit for the students is 
that they get to come to hang out 
with other kids and do fun 

as a group. It's an opportunity for 
kids to come visit Southern." 

The clinician directing the 200- 
student choir is Genevieve Kibble, 
choir director at Pacific Union 

The students have been practic- 
ing the music at their individual 
schools for the past few weeks. 

"From a clinician's point of view, 
the best part is seeing wtat condi- 
tion the music comes in when the 
kids arrive," said Laurie Minner, 
associate professor in the School of 
Music and director of Southern's 

"You get to take them fitim being 
complete strangers and turn them 
into a finely-molded ensemble." 

The students will perform 16th 
century to 20th century music 
Saturday, Feb, 12, for the first and 
second services at Collegedale 

Photo by Raz C_„,a 
Music festival director Dr. Kibble, right, orients Southern Union" """^ 
Academy students during the first rehearsal Wednesday evening, 
church. They will also give a concert strings ensembles will accompany 
in the church on Saturday at 3:30 the chohr. 

p.m. that will be a more extensive Katie Jacobs, a senior at 

performance of their repertoire. Collegedale Academy, is one of nine 
University students in the brass and participating academy students. 

Convention Center hosts Valentine's Banquet 

hers instead of a 

Flowing dresses, formal tuxedos 
and bouquets of flowers remind 
students that it is almost Valentine's 
Day. As Feb. 14 approaches, 
Southern students get ready to 
attend the Valentine's banquet. 

"I've never been to a banquet 
and 1 want to go and show my girl- 
friend a good time," said Eric Otis, 
freshman business management 

llii-s year's banquet will be held 
at the Chattanooga Trade and 
Convention Center on Feb. 13, The 
hanqucl has been held here before, 
but this year the event will be in a 
bnllro<im with carpel and chande- 

"The decorations last year made 
if seem like you were really in Paris, 
and if it is in the ballroom this year 
it will be even more spectacular," 
said Mag Pena, junior psychology 

The theme is "One Magical 
Evening," and the night will include 
entertainment, food and photo 
opportunities. Tickets cost $20 
each and can be purchased at the 
SA ofBce or in the cafeteria during 
lunch and supper hours. Only 700 
tickets are available. 

"A banquet is not about the 
money," said Justin Evans, SA 
social vice president. "It's about the 

you gain. You're only in 
ze, and once you leave the 
are all you take with 

The doors of the convention cen- 
ter will open at 6 p.m., and the 
Italian buffet will begin at 6:30 p.m. 
There will be roaming entertain- 
ment during the meal and at 8 p.m. 
Lee Lentz, Christian illusionist who 
specializes in shght-of-hand magic 
tricks, will perform. Lentz is from 
Nashville, Tenn., and has per- 
formed in Las Vegas, Nev. The 
event should be over by 9 p.m. 

Despite the promise of great 
entertaimnent and food, some stu- 
dents are not enthusiastic about 
attending because they don't have a 

"I think it would be fim to go if I 
had a special date," said Rhonda 
Kruger, freshman general studia 
major. "It costs money to go and 
why should I pay to go and just 
hang out with my gu-lfriends. We 
could do that somewhere else." 

Other students feel that attend- 
ing with friends is worth it 

"Ijst year we went as a group of 
friends, and it turned out to be a lot 
offun.-Penasaid. "You really don't 
have to go with a date," 

Additional information about 
the banquet will be sent through 
email to all students and announce- 
ments will be made at convocatioa. 

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A nominating committee 
met Sunday at Cohutta Springs 
Conference Center and nomi- 
nated Ed Wriglit, senior pastor 
of Collegedale Church, for the 
vacant Georgia Cumberland 
Conference president's posi- 

The position is being offered 
due to the airplane crash that 
took the lives nf ti,„ 

Conference President Dave 
Cress, Vice President Clay 
Farwell and communications 
director Jaime Arnall last 
December. Co-pilot Jimm Huff 
was the only survivor. 

Although Pastor Wright has 
not made his decision, he said 
he will do so by this weekend. 

"It's a real honor to be con- 
sidered, and humbling, but it's 
different. This takes my min- 
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Wright said. 

He is taking time to pray 
and consider all aspects of the 
position and the implications 
ofit. . 

"My first responsibility is 
my family," Wright said. 

The various responsibilities 
of a conference president 
include being chairman ani 
member of numerous comroH- 
tees, directing bodies tnai 
make policies and directing tn' 

"[The Conference 

President] gives leadersbiP 
and sets the vision of the c 
ference," said Lorie Nau . 
administrative assistant to 
vice president of the Georgia 
Cumberland Conference. ^^^^ 

Pastor Wright has a 
history of leadership 
direction throughout tus 
isterial carrier. Over the f^^ 
20 years here, he beg ^ 
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served as an adjunct f« 
member at Southern. 

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Valentine s Day could be tough on relationships 

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The month of Febjuary 
the highest failure rate; 

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healthy relationship, but it "Pennlo »i,„ u . 

shouldno.beatiJ;ot,yto' crea'trte^t Th ? o°f 

start up a new one," said Ben chocolates," said Matt 

hayler a senior business Campbell, a senior louE-term 

administration major. "A health ca;e major ^ 

sappy greeting is not going to Morse and NueberE insist 

make someone fall in love Valentine's Day poposesd f- 

with you, or at least it Acuities, 
shouldn t!" 

In a recent informal sur- 

,3 percent of relationships vey of 100 Southe: 
r.^r^hrp Anril is the second dents, most said t}io 

lest at 7-4 percent, fol- 
lowed by November at 5.1 
percent and September at 
4 2 percent. All other months 
have - 
percent, said Kath 

dents, most said the holiday 
was good. Of the men's sur- 
vey, 82 percent think 
Valentine's Day is good for 
relationships, while 18 per- 

"When relationships or 
partners fail to meet per- 
ceived, heightened expecta- 
tions, people may come to 
lower their expectations for 
their relationships." 

Valentine's Day is also a 
time when couples compare 

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imbined rate of 5.3 cent think it is bad. Of these their relationship with those 

the promenade Wednesday afternoon. 

30 percent are 

Morse and Steven Neuberg relationship, and 70 percent 

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However, Southern stu- 
dents think Valentine's Day 
doesn't harm relationships. 

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The women 

78 percent 
think it is good for relation- 
ships, while 22 percent think 
Valentine's Day is bad. Of you feel 
women, 10 percent are unfair [ 

of others. 

"Comparisons are almost 
always unhealthy," said Dr. 
Robert Coombs, a professor 

disappointment. Focus on ships and Valentine's Day is 

what you have, not what you a day to celebrate love," 

■Jon''" Coombs said. "But love 

. Although research pre- should not be hoarded for 

... the education & psycholo- diets Valentine's Day will that day alone. Continue to 

gy department. "It makes pose difficulties for couples, love throughout the year and 

s if something is students and faculty insist your relationships ■'" 

the relationship]. ' 

will overcome. 

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Campus Safety issues new visitor parking 

Campus Safety designated 
Wright Hall south lot for visi- 
tor parking to give visitors 
more accessibility. Due to 
complaints Southern has been 
recei\'ing from Visitors and 
bthers aboilt finding closer 
aod more convenient parking, 
the administrative council 
voted last semester to create 
additional parking to make 
visitors feel more welcome 

"We strive to have visitor- 
friendly parking, ' said David 
Houtchens, fire safety techni- 
dan for Campus Safety. "This 
makes it friendlier, easier and 
dearer. Its [good] to have 
'dinstments and to improve 
»n situations for everyone." 

New signs were set in place 
" he clear about where the 
PJ'king is. The Wright Hall 
»»' parking lot, with the 
"Mption of handicapped 
■Invers. The visitors are 
*wedt^vo hours of parking. 

Rachel Roddy, a sopho- 
""re elementary education 
S":..'^'"^^ the parking 

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cultures through film festival 

Signs list n< 

"It makes our campus more 
visitor friendly because 
Taylor Circle wasn't enough, 
and the faculty parking lots 
are closest and more easily 
accessible," Roddy said. 

Southern students have 
always had a hard time find- 
ing parking during peak hours 
of school, and some don't 
think that adding visitor park- 
ing was a good idea. 

"I think students should 
come first," said Amy 
Wellman, a freshman public 
relations major. 

Campus Safety has future 
plans to have visitor packs. 
The pack will include infor- 
mation on registering a vehi- 
cle and the proper place to 
park once they are on campus. 
When the visitor's car is 
found, Campus Safety wll put 
the pack on their car so they 
will be sure to get it. 
Houtchens said this should 
improve the way students 
park on campus and make it 
clearer if they are presented 
with a set of instructions. 

The modern language 
department hopes students will 
learn more about European cul- 
ture with the start of their 
European film festival next 
month in Miller Hall. 

This series of films is a con- 
tinuation of last semester's 
Latino film festival which 
looked at immigrants assimilat- 
ing into American life. 

"I'm a first generation [of 
children bom to immigrants], 
and it helps you learn what your 
parents went through," said 
Fabien Samedi, a freshman his- 
tory major. 

in this next chapter of the 
film series started last semes- 
ter, the viewers look to under- 
stand other cultures. The first 
film to be shown is "Le Chateau 
de Ma Mere" [My Mother's 
Castle], a coming of age film 
that shows France at the turn of 
the 20th century. 

"We wanted students to be 
able to see different cultures, 
not just from books," said 
Carlos Parra, chair of the lan- 

guage department. The film 
series was started this year 
because it is a way of bringing 
up immigration issues that 
aren't always addressed in text 
or classes. 

The film festival itself is play- 
ing out like one of the very 
themes it's bringing up. Some 
students had a problem with 
the strong language in some of 
the films from last semester. 
European films, like its culture, 
are known to be liberal about 
language and nudity. Finding a 
film that brings up important 
issues in society and passes the 
rigid Southern screening 
process can be very hard. A 
pending film is Jose Luis 
Cuerda's "Mariposa" 

[Butterfly], a portrait of Spain 
before its civil war. 

"We try to push students into 
new ways of thinking without 
pushing their faith," Parra said. 
"We hope students will look 
beyond the controversial issue 
and see the cultural difference." 
Films will be shown on Feb 
17, March lo, March 24, and 
April 7. 

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^j^'^AelLoukota, resident of 
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emates' room was open," said 
Loukota. "I went to see if they 
were in, and their room was 
trashed. Sometimes it looks 
that messy, but it had been 
dean before. Then I noticed 
the glass on the floor." 

Nothing of Loukota's was 
stolen, but the other three res- 
idents were missing most of 
their underwear. Crystal 
Coon, Kim Jacobson, and 
Lindsey MidWff each found a 

single pair of underwear neat- 
ly folded and left behind. 
There were no bras taken. 
Roommates Jacobson and 
Coon estimate 25-30 pieces of 
underwear were stolen. 
Jacobson said the intruder 
even went through their dirty 

Coon expressed concern 
about dorm security. 

-The dorm is supposed to 
ensure our safety, but they are 

not keeping us safe," Coon 
said. "What if the next time a 
guy comes in and rapes us? 
What is it going to take to 
make the dorms safe?" 

This was the second time 
Coon and Jacobson's window 
had been vandalized. During 
the September 2004 Thatcher 
break-in, their window screen 
was slashed with a knife found 
below the window. 

Although the intruder did 

not enter their room, he did 
steal swimsuits and under- 
wear from Sandy Bolejack and 
Annette Chaviano, totaling 
hundreds of dollars. 

Despite the latest rob- 
beries, residents find humor 
in the situation. 

"Someone told us we 
should write 'We go c 



would be left alone," Coon 

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Bush reviews budget plan 

President Bush sent 
Congress a $2.57 trillion 
budget plan Monday that 
would boost spending on the 
military and homeland securi- 
ty but seeks spending cuts 
across a wide swath of other 
government programs. Bush's 
budget would reduce subsi- 
dies paid to farmers, cut 
health programs for poor peo- 
ple and veterans and trim 
spending on the environment 
and education. 

"It is a budget that sets pri- 
orities," Bush said after a 
meetmg with his Cabinet. "It's 
a budget that reduces and 
elimmates redundancy. It's a 
budget that's a lean budget." 

"I look forward to explain- 
mg to the American people 
why we made some of the 
requests that we made in our 
budget," the president told 

Joshua Bolten, Bush's 
budget director, said, "Are we 
gomg to get everything we 
asked for? No." But he pre- 
dicted Congress would hkely 
accept the administration's 
broad priorities. He said he 
entered the upcoming con- 
gressional budget battle with a 
"happy spirit." 

Bomb at Army 
center kills 21 

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) ____^ ^ 

A suicide bomber targeted 
an army recruitment center 
Tuesday, killing 21 other peo- 
ple and injuring 27 more, the 
U.S. military said. It was the 
deadliest attack in the Iraqi 
capital since last week's elec- 

There were conflicting 
reports about the attack, 
which occurred at an Iraqi 
National Guard headquarters 
at the Muthana airfield. Iraqi 
officials blamed the explosion 
on mortar fire and officials at 
Baghdad's Yarmouk Hospital 
said they had received 16 bod- 
ies from the scene, all of them 
army recruits. 

Witnesses reported only 
one explosion, and the U.S. 
military said the blast was 
caused by a suicide bomber. 

The al-Qaida in Iraq terror 
group, led by Jordanian mili- 
tant Abu Musab al-Zarqav/i, 
claimed responsibility for the 
attack in an Internet state- 

Barcodes may be inserted 
into donated cadavers 

Bbrkilby, Ca ub. (AP) 

After scandals involving the 
black-market sale of body parts. 
Univerfiity of California officials are 
considering inserting supemiarkcl- 
slyle Bur codes or radio frequency 
devices in cadavers to keep track of 

The liigli-tech fix is one of a num- 
ber of rcfomLs DC is proposing to 
reassure people tliat bodies donated 
to science will be used as intended 
imd treated wQx respect. 

■We wont tliese to be programs 
that really do work so we can main- 
tain public trust and know we are 
doing even'thing possible to respect 
the grait donation tliese gifts repre- 
sent," said Midiacl Drake, UC vice 
president for health affairs. 

Every year, thousands of bodies 
are donated to U.S. tissue banks and 
medical schools. Skin, bone and 
other tissue are often used in trans- 
plants. And cadaNTre are used to 
I leach niediad students surgical stalls 
] and anatomy. 

But there is also a lucrative 

I undciground trade in corpses and 

I body parts, despite federal laws 

I against the sale of organs and tissue- 

■^lore regulations co%-er a ship- 

Democrats immediately 
branded the budget a "hoax" 
because it left out the huge 
future costs for the war in Iraq 
and Afghanistan and did not 
include the billions of dollars 
that will be needed for Bush's 
No. 1 domestic priority, over- 
hauling Social Securit}'. 

Bolten said the administra- 
tion would soon be coming 
forward with a supplemental 
request for an additional $81 
billion for operations in Iraq 
and Afghanistan. He said that 
request was reflected in the 

overall spending projections 
in Bush's budget for the cur- 
rent year and into 2006. 

He said including further 
additional spending for Iraq 
and Afghanistan "wouldn't be 
responsible" because it would 
represent guesses on what will 
be needed. Bolten also said 
that even if transition costs for 
Social Security had been 
included, the president would 
still be able to meet his goal of 
cutting the deficit in half by 
2009 as a percentage of the 
total economy. 

ment of oranges coming into 
California than a shipment of human 
knees going from a body parts bro- 
ker in one state to Las Vegas," said 
Dr. Todd Olson, director of anatomi- 
cal donations at Albert Einstein 
Medical School of New York. 

At UCLA, the Willed Body pro- 
gram was suspended by court order 
last spring after the director was 
arrested in an investigation into the 
selling of body parts. 

In 1996, donors' families sued the 
universit>', charging the program 
had illegally disposed of thousands 
of bodies b>' cremating them along 
\vith dead lab animals and fetuses, 
Uien dumping the ashes in the trash! 
In 1999, the director of the UC 
Irvine program was fired after being 
accused of selling spines to a 
Phoemx hospital. Tlie miiveRity was 
also unable to account for hundreds 
of vsilled bodies. 

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License granted to clone human embryos 

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Ailing Pope 

A worshipper prays Sunday for 
tile health of Pope John Paul n 
at St. Joseph Catholic church in 
Baghdad, Iraq. 
VAncAH Cit y, Rome (API 

Ailing Pope John Paul 11 
missed out on Ash Wednesday 
prayers that ushered in the Lenten 
SMson, a first in his 26-year papa- 

Though the Vatican says the 
84-)ear-old pope's health contin- 
ues to improve since he was 
"Bhed to the hospital Feb. i tvith 
tteathing spasms and the flu, doc- 
tor have persuaded him to pro- 
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Rice says NATO won't 
be world's policeman 

Brussels. Belgium (AP) 

Secretary of State 
Condoleezza Rice said 
Wednesday that Iran cannot 
delay indefinitely accountabihtv 
for a suspected nuclear weapons 
program, but said the United 
States has set "no deadline, no 
timeline" for Tehran to act 

Hearing the end of a 
European tour that included vis- 
its to both old and new members 
of the expanding NATO, Rice 
said the United States remains 
in "close consultations" with its 
European allies on the issue. 

She warned Tehran that the 
United States would not accept 

foot-dragging by the govern- u.S. Secretary of state 

ment there as officials weigh Condoleezza Rice waves as 

various diplomatic overtures boards her plane to leave 

that European nations have Turkey, Sunday. 

made to resolve the nuclear 

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In a cnrcial step heralded as a fresh start to peat^^n^itkini 
Mab "^7/,^"™^'- Ariel Sharon and PalLnian tede'r 
Mahmond Abbas promised Tuesday to halt all acts of violence 
and agreed to meet again soon to tackle the tougher isres that 
for decades have blocked the road to peace. Even if theTr cefse- 
Itre pledge sticks much negotiating hes ahead as the two sides 
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Recount delays election results 

Baghdad, Iraq (API v.-'jviaccj 

Iraqi officials said Wednesday they must recount votes from 
about 300 ballot bo.xes because of various discrepancies, delay- 
ing final results from the landmark national elections Hundreds 
perhaps thousands, of other ballots were declared invalid 
because of alleged tampering. Post-election violence mounted 
raising fears that the Jan. 30 balloting had done little to ease the 
country's grave security crisis. 


GOP tries to rally support for budget 


White House officials and Congress' top budget writers tried 
rallying support Tuesday for President Bush's $2.57 trillion 
budget, but cracks in Republican unity showed as laivmakers 
digested the plan's proposed spending cuts. "Stay in the game 
the rest of the year," House Budget Committee Chairman Jim 
Nussle, R-Iowa, urged colleagues who have voiced support for 
paring the deficit since the budget's release Monday. "Don't 
claim you want to cut the deficit in one breath and demand we 
spend more in the next." 

Army uniforms are redesigned 

Fort Stewabt, Ga. (AP) *-' 

Army soldiers are being issued new fatigues with easy-to-use 
Velcro openings and a redesigned camouflage pattern that can 
help conceal them as they move rapidly from desert to forest to 
city in places like Baghdad. "It might give you the extra second 
you need, save your life maybe," Sgt. Marcio Soares said 
Tuesday after trying on the new all-in-one camouflage uniform 
tliat is the first major redesign in Army fatigues since 1983. 

ETA blamed for Spain car bombine 

Madrid, SPAiMtA'')_ . _ _ 

A car bomb exploded in a Madrid business park Wednesday 
after a warning call purportedly from the Basque separatist 
group ETA, injuring at least 43 people, officials said, in the 
worst blast in the Spanish capital since last year's terrorist 
attack on commuter trains. Police did not have time after the 
warning call to the Basque newspaper Gara to fully cordon off 
the area or evacuate workers and visitors at a sprawling conven- 
tion center nearby, where King Juan Carlos was to meet the 
Mexico President Vincente Fox later in the day. 

Israel to lift travel restrictions 

Ramallah, West Bank (AP) . _ . _ 

Israel \vi]\ lift travel restrictions on Palestinians in parts of the 
West Bank and abandon several major checkpoints as part of it; 
withdrawal from five towns in the coming weeks, Palestinian 
leader Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday. Free travel would be 
the most tangible improvement yet in the lives of ordinary 
Palestinians, sending a strong message that a cease-fire with 
Israel is beginning to pay off. Abbas made the announcement a 
day after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at a 
Mideast summit in Egypt. 


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me advice before 1 need a 
wheelchair to get around. 

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of the week 
In life which do 
you prefer: 
black and 
white, or gray? 

"Black and 
I white. You 

need to see 

the contrast. 

What's gray 
I without black 
and white?" 

Hugo Mendez 

february 17 

Bring your resume 
Dress for success 

meet the 

FJRMS Church Fellowship 
^-^P'"' Hall 

Melanie Eddlemon 

j Because red 
I is a povi/er 
I color. Red 
1 embodies my 
I personality, 
my lust for life." 

Oliver Burkett 


Nate GEHWEa 


yd much 
rather see in 
color, so I 
can see you' 



February lo, 2005 

The Southern Accent 7 

Oninion Editor 


Human sexuality investigation, part II l Social Security cripples 

Voices are being heard ( 
atnpus. They are the. 
ftoen offering their heart- 
felt belief that couples 
' ht to sleep together 
jefore getting married so 
tiev can determine if they 
jre' sexually compatible 
,ith each other. But these 
aren't the voices of stu- 
dents; they're the opinion of 
six meu surveyed on the 
lopic for the SexSource CD- 
ROM found in the Human 

^xualitv textbook. Not 
only are we expected to 
experiment before mar- 
riage, but one man con- 
fessed that sex was "proba- 
bly the most important 
thing in his entire life." 
What about family? What 
about being successful in 
life? What about God? 

Everyone is entitled to 

their own opinion; it's a 

right we all have. And so 

last week we looked at an 

of SexSource and 

message. We considered 

22-year-old preschool 

teacher who said she didn't 
like how her breasts were 
(parents should definitely 
send their little tykes to her 
school...) and a woman 
"exploring" herself in front 
of the camera. Not every- 
thing is inherently evil, but 
question the need to see 




that homosexuality is 
growing part of society, but 
that doesn't mean I actually 
have to watch homosexuals 
having sex. Likewise, I can 
understand the implications 
of cheating on my wife with- 
out watching someone else 
have an affair. 

Is seeing homosexuals 
nakedly embrace (as report- 
ed by a friend in Aging in 
Society) going to make me a 
better pastor or you a better 
singer? Is it going to help 

Catholics agree with us on. 
We need to take a stand. 

Petitions have been cir- ' 
culating around campus the | 
past few days. If you would i 
like to sign one to affirm ' 
that you think the materials | 
(not the class) are unchris- \ 
tian and should be changed, i 
then I encourage you to do I 
so. You are more than wel- | 
come to sign anonymously , 
or send me an e-mail at i, and 
someone will add you to the 
list. We are simply calling , 
for a second look at the ; 
materials being taught in ! 
that class, because not only , 
do they fail the scope of the i 
class, but they aren't even i 
constructively educational! ■ 

Voices are being heard; j 

not tho 

of I 

^ho do 


ed? Are \ 

going to love others more? 
Does a video on masturba- 
tion help me love my wife? 
Ellen White labels it as 
"moral pollution", and the 
Adventist church shuns it- 
something even the 

care about Christianity, but 
of we Adventists who will 
"stand up for the right 
though the heavens fall."i 
Are you standing? ~ This 
has been an iDoc 

1 Education, p. 57 

In President Bush's State of 
the Union Address, one of the 
things he mentioned was a 
desire to change the Social 
Security system as we know it. 
He wants to make some big 
changes to reform the way it 
works now, or should we say 
"doesn't work" now, and use 
personal accounts that we might 
be able to better manage our 

After reading an article about 
it in "The Tennessean," I decid- 
ed I would need to do some 
research on our Social Security 
system. I found out that 
Franklin Roosevelt set up Social 
Security after the Great 
Depression with the aim that it 
would soon generate enough 
funds to support itself. That was 
ui 1935, and now 70 years later, 
we are still using the same sys- 
tem, and it is still not supporting 

In the time of the Great 
Depression and the recovery 
aftenvards, our nation as a 
whole needed the reassurance 
that we would be able to become 

a strong economic power once 
again. President Roosevelt's 
Social Security plan was part of 
the "New Deal" he and his advi- 
sors constructed to help our 
nation back on its feet. In my 
opinion, we are on our feet now. 
We should be able to take care 
of our own, and the government 
should not be taking care of our 

When you injure your ankle, 
you use crutches until your foot 
has healed, then you begin to 
walk again, and once you are 
healed, you stop using the 
crutches. I believe it is time that 
we stop using the crutches of 
Social Security and we begin 
walking on our own. Before the 
Depression, we all took care of 
our own elderly; why can't we 
do that again? Wliat makes us 
tiiink that our government owes 
us our livelihood? The govern- 
ment was not designed to be 
able to handle the strain of us 
leaning so heavily on her. If we 
do not take steps to walk on our 
own once again, we will cripple 
the very nation we have fought 
so hard to build. 

dead to head: left vs. right 

State of the Union 

Brian Laurttzen 

e things 1 learned from watching the 
e Union address last week: 
President Bush stiU doesn't know how to 
ronounce the word nuclear. After four 
I office you'd think some advisor 
omewhere down the hne has pulled the 
'fKident aside and said, "Mr. President, it's 
noonnced N??-kl??-uhr.'' Even David 
tennan has a segment on his show witli 
"ttitle. But Uie president still savs, "N??- 

nt Bush thinks the opposite of ter- 
teedom. And he seems to think 
T spread freedom bvinvasion and 
WipaUon. Up next, the president said; 
".Sytia, and Lebanon. (My. how quickly 
'iiwAmericanEmpire is growing.) Well, 
*' what President Bush says, my the- 
'"»s tells me that the opposite of terror- 
"s peace and tranquihty. And the way 
"spread peace is not to start more wars. 
"W that America were so zealous in her 
*n of peace. 

jl^mt Bush has no idea what" s wrong 

, "cial Security. He says that Social 

?«V --ill be broke 30 years from now. 

r > "m, that's fine except that ifs not 

. '" fact, the Social Security 

t^j™at!on is able to fully fund all of its 

^iitijt'^i,''"™* 2042 with no changes 

(t J„ ""Mde. After that, it will still be 


J "US crisis," President Bush wants 

ttr L°" ."'™=>' i"*" a volatile market 

"^ Smse of giving us control He 

The future of democracy 

Andrew Bermudez 

must not know that the stock market can 
crash as well as expand He must not 
remember that Social Security is supposed 
to be a guaranteed monthly check, not a 
the-mailbox check. 

President Bush also hasn't disclosed all of 
thedetailsofhisplan. He convenienUy left 
out the part where benefits get cut by 46% 
and budget deficits continue to skyrocket. 

While the president may be mistaken 
about the details of the future of Social 
Secunt^•, he is right that something needs to 
be done. The real problem lies not with who 
has control of the Social Security funds; it 
lies ivith who pays into the system. Rjght 
now the only income that is taxed for Soaal 
Secu'nty is the income under $90,000. The 
poor aild middle class are taxed on 100% of 
their income, whUe Uie rich only pay on the 
first ninety grand Is that fair? 

Consider this; if everyone were taxed 
equally for Social Security, there wouldn t be 
a crisis at all. 

For four J'eais President Bush's greatest 
sttuggle has been to make his words corre- 
^with reality. He invented a tale abou 
w^pons of mass destruction m Iraq We 
beUeved him. He was wrong. He beat us 
over the head with the link he mvented 
between Saddam Hussein and Osama bm 
I^den. WebeUevedhim. He was wtxing^ 
Now he's back to the lab to create a 
plkenstein out of his social Security lies. 

Will we believe him? 

Last week we began looking at a topic 
that, at first glance, seems ahnost trivial. 
Is our nation a democracy? After consid- 
ering a number of statements from 
American leaders, boUi past and present, 
we discovered that our founding fathers 
were actually quite adamant that democ- 
racy was a dangerous form of govern- 
ment. Today, however, America is univer- 
sally viewed as a democracy. 

Ironically, it was the Republican 
Party's consolidation of federal power 
over the Confederate states after the Civil 
War that really began this slow change. 
Then, as Representative Ron Paul 
explained in the speech I referenced last 
week, "Chronic concern about war and 
economic downturns - events caused by 
an intrusive government's failure to fol- 
low the binding restraints of the 
Constitution - allowed majority demands 
to supersede the rights of the minority. 

That right there is the inherent danger 
of a democracy - the replacement of 
Consritutional Ihnitarions with the rale of 
the majority. As time has passed, the 
growing demands of the majonty have 
required the government to take on more 
and more responsibiUty. Ordmary citi- 
zens give their freedoms up to the gov- 
ernment and courts, and the people who 
created this democraric institution 
become marginalized by special interests, 
bureaucracy, and corruption. Like Dr. 
Frankenstein, the public has unknowing- 

ly created a monster - one that is impos- 
sible to control. We can see the effects all 
around us. in the policies of both 
Democrats and Republicans. Constantly 
increasing tax burdens, a meddlesome 
foreign policy, a currency that is ever 
harder to manage - these all come from a 
government that has forgotten the princi- 
ples it was built upon, and instead seeks 
to do whatever it feels is best for the 
omnipotent "majority." 

With the knowledge we have about 
last-day events, we should he more con- 
cerned than anyone else about what has 
been happening to our nation. Terrorists 
are the enemy today; what happens when 
we arc the enemy? "The Bill of Rights 
ensures freedom of religion!" you answer. 
But when a government is ruled by the 
majority, it doesn't matter what the Bill of 
Rights says. That was then; this is now. 
The majority has new issues they want to 
deal with. If you don't believe it, read the 
Constitution yourself and see how many 
of its other limitarions are being ignored 
by our government today. The soluHon is 
not among the Democrats, nor is it being 
promoted by Republicans. As 
Representative Paul suggests, we need a 
government that will return to the limita- 
tions that Constitutional law sets upon it. 
yet, from our understanding of prophecy, 
as well as history, it doesn't appear that 
mil happen. The question is, are you 
ready? It's not as far away as you think. 

Thursday, February m 


Melissa Turner 
Religion Editor 



Religious freedom 

A read the headline "Teens 
think press is too free" last 
week and it really caught my 
attention. According to the 
Associated Press, "more than 
one in three students surveyed 
said the guarantees [for free- 
dom of religion, speech, press 
and assembly] went too far." 
That is a pretty scary report ' 

Sabbath ordinance v 
Would that be an; 
from a Sunday law? 

Now imagine this: Some 
Seventh-day Adventist 

Christians find themselves in a 
difficult situation living in 
Afghanistan. Their children go 
to school each day only to be 
taught the Koran and the fun- 
damental beliefs of the Islamic 
faith. Each day at school the 

ray estimation of the matter. If teachers pray with the child 

teens think these rights go too 

far, does that also mean they 

think these rights should be 

lessened? Consider some scary 

situations that might take place 

as a result of this line of Ihink- 

, passed? ly spoke for Religious Liberty 
different Sabbath at a local church. _ 

Tyner pointed out: "Our 
rights are no more secure than 
the rights that we grant to 
those with whom we funda- 
mentally disagree." Thus, as 
Christians, we need to practice 
what .Jesus taught in Matthew 
7:12: "So in everything, do to 
others what you would have 
them do to you." In other 
words, we need to love others 

.„ Allah. Other types of and respect their rights while 

prayeJ--to God in heaven ofto , at the same time rejecting the 

any Of the deities of other world things in our culture that do 

religions-are not allowed, not blend with our Christian 

What are'the-se Christian fafni- beliefs. ,;" 

liip supposed to do? They have In his sermon, Tyner 

nn constitutional righla to allow reminded the congregation of 

their children to pray to their / the importance of staying 

God in scKool-silently or informed about current events 

aloud. They arc forced to fall and issues and thinking about 
and analyzing them carefully 

islamic worship. ' for themselves. 

The tables are turned. Would "Get the facts. Get as many 

we want to be forced to partici- facts as you can. Think. Think, 

piite in a religious practice other Analyze. Thinking is a pre- 

lUan our own because that is ferred activity," Tyner said, 

the way the state operates? Are we too free or not free 

lloth of these cases are hypo- enough? Evidently, American 

have businesses open withffiT^tlielical and may or may not be teens think our rights are too 

city limits from sundown? IjIfieVable, But the point is this: free. That we are too free or not 

rfiligbus freedom should mean free enough is something every 

seething to us in this day and Christian must think about 

age vihen people fuss and fume and analyze for him or herself. 

about whether or not' prayer There are some interesting 

should be offered at public things happening all around 

school or other public events us. There are some interesting 

Evangelical cultural, political and religious 

to be coming beliefs coming to the forefront. 

Imagine this: One day, some 
Seventh-day Adventist citi/,eiis 
in a little towp.--ciiiled 
Collegedale became vveai-y of into rank with the others 
having to drive hy the open 
Winn-Dii(ic and Kckerd's as 
they drive to church each 
Sabbath, They decide to go lo 
the upcoming city council 
meeting and propose an ordi- 
nance making it unlawful 10 

Friday to sundown Saturday. 
The council chairman thanks 
the citizens for their concern 
and the effort they put into 
writing up a proposal. Then he 
kindly dismisses their proposal 
based on the guidelines set and when 
forth in the United States Christians see 

Constitution forbidding the lo the forefront of American These are times when we need 
government from making any politics more than ever before, to be informed and we need to 
laws establishing religion or Mitchell Tyner is a minister think for ourselves as guided 
prohibiting the free exercise of and an attorney in the offlce of by God's Word. These are 
religion, (adapted from a simi- general counsel for the General times when we need to fight for 
lar slory told by Dwight Conference. Tyner is regularly religious liberty and use it 
Hildcrbrandl) involved in civil cases reg.ird- while we can to further God's 

What would happen if a ing religious liberty. He recent 



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Dr. Clouzet 
conducts Holy 
Spirit Seminar 

Dr. Ron Clouzet, chair of 
the religion department, is 
conducting a seminar on the 
baptism of the Holy Spirit. 

"It is an opportunity for 
people to come and seek God 
at deeper levels than they 
have before," Clouzet said. 

The weekend seminar will 
be held from Feb. u to Feb. 
13 in Hackman Hall, room 

During the weekend, stu- 
dents will learn what baptism 
by the Holy Spirit means, 
when it will happen, its pur- 
pose and what the conditions 
and obstacles are. They will 
also learn the difference 
between being filled with the 
Holy Spirit and being bap- 
tized by the Holy Spirit. 

The weekend will include 
fasting, singing, testimonies 
and prayer and will be more 
intense than other retreats. 

"I believe God can do very 
special things, especially in 
the lives of young adults 
because they have the stami- 
na to spend a weekend doing 
this," Clouzet said. 

Clouzet has given similar 
seminars, including one at 
Loma Linda. Although it was 
a shortened version, many 
people stayed later, and 
Clouzet saw dozens of people 
giving everything to Christ. 

Clouzet has also given 

these seminars at church 1 
revivals. He saii' 
the worship experience I 
begins on Sunday morning at I 
the end of the seminar. 

"It takes that long for 
connect with God at that I 
level," Clouzet said. 

"It takes half an hour to I 
feel like you're worshipping 
God. It takes a whole week- 1 
end to understand and s 

Theology seniors as! 
Clouzet to present the Holy I 
Spirit weekend. 

"I see that unless the peo- 1 
pie of God experience the fi 
baptism of the Holy Spirit, I 
we will continue to be luke- [ 
warm Christians," said Chris | 
Newell, a senic 

The weekend i 
by Newell and Gio Marin, I 
both senior theolog>' majors I 
and members of the Student I 
Ministerial Association. \ 
Kenwyn Sealy, a junior theoi-[ 
ogy major and president ofl 
the association, is in charg( 
of advertising, music ant 

"I would encourage a! 
many students as possible It 
attend the seminar or somei 
of the sessions," Sealy said,! 
"My prayer is that this week-l 
end God, through Dr.ClouzetJ 
will bring clarity to the ques-l 
tions many have about tlie| 
Holy Spirit." 

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Sports Editor 

■ ,( 

pThorobreds win 
a two points 


The Southern Accent 9 

Bailers win fourth title 

D. Johnson, opening up their 

^ biggest lead of the game to lo 

1 has been nothing points. 

for the Thorobreds. "All I have to say is, they don't 

From injuries, to players quitting call us [D. Johnson] twins for noth- 

Ihe team, the Breds managed to ing. Since 

remain focused. What better way to high school we've been balling it 

Itapoffastor^'bookseason than with up every day, all day," SouSou said 

storybook win, as the Breds Special's center Justin Moore 

[defeated Nothing Special, 60—58 played ferociously under the glass 

Wednesday night for the 2005 pulUng eight rebounds and 13 
SAU 1 


Championship Title. 

'We played pretty good, we 
could've done a little bit better on 
Qse. The)' probably shot over 
<■ We threw every defense we 
iad at them but they kept knocking 
1 shots, and they wanted it 
wre m the end," Nothing Special's 
1 and team coach Ryan 

The first half opened with a lay- 
■PbyLucht Breds' shooting guard, 
iJavid Johnson retaliated with a ^.^^^^ « ^■. 
^ting double-pump shot in the pulling Special 
n the clock. Special's 
d Edwin Urbina 
•^ and took it coast- 
^ ^ick, circus lay-up, 

■^Sthescore .1-^10, Special. 

r the dose of the firet half, 


"We played our best We played 
our hearts out," Moore said. 

With 8:27 00 the clock, referee 
John Pangman blew the whistle on 
a suspicious 

traveling call against the Breds' 
that created a negative mass crowd 

There were some 'iffy" calls, but 
1 think it went both ways," Lucht 

Wth 1:33 on the clock, Lucht 
clutch three-pointer, 

'aBa n '^^"^^'' ^^beed 
/^UKe basket, swinging the 
■'^^^"tum.n the Breds favor. 

the score was dead- 
~i Due to the Breds' 

52—51. But Nothing Special were in 
foul trouble 

and in the double bonus, allow- 
ing the Breds to capitalize with 8 
points from 

the line, making the score 60— 
'^nler John Johnson scored 55. A last second buzzer-beater 
three-pointer by 

Urbuia wasn't enough to contin- 
ue the game as the Breds walked 

Off-duty Campus Safety officer, 
Jason James commented on off 
court matters: "I saw a lot of imple- 
re unable to make menting dangers. If Nothing Spedal 
but dearly fatigue had won tonight I think there may 
have been a riot, and I would've 
t^4i[^'"'' ' '^ they rushed the called for back-up." 
Ut ^*^"P for the following D. Johnson and SouSou both led 

tile sej;^ the Breds with 19 points, while 

*^Doin, °^ °P^°^ with a Bro^vn chipped in 

Shooting spree by the with 12 points. Lucht led 

— oro^"^^***^"^f°'^™rd Nothmg Special with 19 points, 

*-Wjn J^^- followed by D. while both Moore and power for- 

"' giJard Oint ward Brent Ford contributed with 

^ endmg again with 13 each. 

Kell\ Mittan powered the Big 
Bailers to their fourth straight 
^^omen s Basketball 

Championship title Wednesday 
night at lies P.E Center. 

Mittan scored mne second half- 
points to end with 15, leadmg the 
Big Bailers to a 33-29 victory over 
Lad\ Fresh. Trailing 13-17 at the 
end of the first half, Mittan took 
control of the game. 

"I was kuid of getting angry, and 
I plav better when I'm fhistrated," 
Mittan said 

The Big Bailers won the tip-off 
and scored the first four points. 
After that, it was Udy Fresh's 
'^hovs Led by Jaela Carter who 
grabbed six rebounds and scored 
sevenpomts. Lady Fresh out-hus- 
tled Big Bailers, forcing them to 
turnover the ball eight tunes in the 
first half. Despite this Lady Fresh 
held on to a sUm four-point lead at 


The Big Bailers came out blaz- 
ing in the second half Mittan 
scored the first fourpomts to bring 
the Bailers within one. Bailers' Erin 
Lundquist then hit a jump shot off 
a beautiful no-look pass from 
Evelyn Lopez to put the Big Bailers 
up hy one. The Bailers went on an 
8-0 run to increase their lead to 25- 
i8 with just over nine minutes left 
on the dock, but the Bailers never 
trailed again. 

Up 30-26 with less than three 
minutes left. Big Bailers received a 
technical foul for an illegal substi- 
tution. This sent Fresh's Amy 
Lrach to the free throw Ime, but 
Lynch made only one of t^vo shots. 
Big Bailer's guard Evelyn Lopez 
drove to the basket to score a lay up 
and Mittan scored a free throw to 
seal the win. 

Big Bailer's starting guard 
Joceiyn Jones chipped in with 10 
points while Erin Lunquist came 

off the bench to scoTe six points, 
including a beautiful fast break 
spin move that sparked the Bailer's 
comeback early in the second half. 
Lady Fresh's captain Jaela 
Carter led her team with nine 
points and 10 rebounds, while 
starting guard Heidi Evans helped 
out with five. Carter said her 
team's lack of substitutions led to 
fatigue which cost them the game. 
"I think we just got tired, we 
only had one subbing in compared 
to the other team who had three," 
Carter said. Carter was held to just 
2 points and 3 rebounds in the sec- 
ond half 

Mittan, the Big Bailers captam, 
said her team practised together 
for about a year and has developed 
good chemistry. She felt axcited 
about the \vin. 

"We play good together. We 
read each other pretty well on the 
court," she said "It feels good to 

This week in 

£^ inisweekin _ 


New England Patriots dcfciucmon 
Richard Seymour celebrates after the 
Patriots t>cat the Philadelphia Eagles Zx 
21 in Super Bowl XXXIX on Sunday in 
Jiickfdonville, Fla. 

Chicago Bulls' Tyson Chandler (3) g'>ea "P f< 
rebound with Houston Rockets' Dikembe 
Mutombo (55) and Scott Padgett (35) durmg the 
second quarter Wednesday m Houston. 

New England Patriots running 
back Kevin Faulk (33) tries to 
score over the Philadelphia Eaglet 
during thefourth quarter play at 
Super Bowl XXXIX I 

Jacksonville, I 

n Sunday. 


Thursday, FebruaryToj^j^ 

iout hem Accent 


^^^^g^tivpVi i:^ President CandidatPs 

Pi-PsH^^tial Candidates 

James Reynaert 

I want 10 fight for the things 
that matter to you. I will be 
available to any and all of you 
and listen to your concerns. I 
will lake these issues to the 
faculty and your fellow stu- 
dents and do all I can to solve 
any problem or concern. 1 will 
fight to lower the cost of park- 
ing permits. Above all I want to 
unite this school by creating 
activities and events that we all 
enjoy, to increase our sense of 
community, to make us one 
voice, one 2300-person voice 
and instrument in the hands of 

Justin Moore ^^^^^^ ^^^^ communicati™ 

What vision do you have for andschoolspiritarejustafewof 

southern? Are you satisfied the things that need to be 

ivith the way things are? As a changed. I am running for the 

junior at Southern I have been office of Executive vice 

able to see the changes our President because I believe that 

school has experienced over the with God's help I can create a 

past feiv years. Unfortunately, stronger more unified student 

we have settled for the way body that has a say in what the 

things are and not the way administration of Southern 
things could be. Cramped cafe- 


Hugo Mendez 

cAecuuve .... believe that my experience 
the chair of the SA (unique among the other candi- 

Execuhve Vice 

Seth Glllham 

Wliat is our school adminis- 
tration going to do about our 
cramped cafeteria lines? Other 
University cafeterias are open 
all day, and yet Southern, with 
the largest SDA undergraduate 
program in North America, 
rushes us out of the cafeteria 
after we have just got our fond. 
'ITie cafeteria needs to be turned 
into a place to eat, study and 
sociali'/£— at all times! As SA 
I'iv.sidt-nl, I would fight and do 
whatrvtr necessary to make this 
vi.siiiii lieiome a reality. With 
Cods help, I give you my word 
to be a humble servant and yet a 
strong leader. 

President is me cnau ui luc ^^ ^,u-^. = 

Senate Among the most active dates) best quahfies me to under- 
senators, I am already a visible stand the present needs of fte 
leader m the Senate, servmg as Senate, and the possibilities that 
chair of two of its lai^est com- we can achieve together. I desire 
mittees (Smdent-Faculty and to be, above all, a servant, a men- 
Food Serace Issues AD-HOC), tor, a coach and a firiend to next 
After spending hours each week year's senators and all of you. 
presenfing your concerns and May my continued love and serv- 
suggestions to members of the ice, this year and next, repay all 
faculty and administration, I your support in this election. 

David Sanner 

Communication is one 
issue that needs to be 
addressed. I believe we. 
have a very talented stu- 
dent body, but most stu- 
dents don't have a chance 
to direct these talents 
because they are either 
unaware of what Senate 
does or how to get involved, 
aore student input, I 

believe we can accomplisli 
more for t