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Thursday, September i, 2005 Printing the best news possible without bias since 1926 

Volume 61, Issue 1 

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Photo by Matt Barclay 
For a few hours Saturday the universrty sign read 'Rednek Unisity' after vandals broke out the flood lights and painted 
the sign. The graffiti was covered with camoflage spray paint later that afternoon. 

Southern sign vandalized 

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sign by Brock Hall sometime 
between Friday evening and 
early Saturday morning, break- 
ing two floodlights and painting 
across the front of the sign. 

"I was driving on Litde Debbie 
Parkway on my way to church," 
said Nathalie Mazo, enrollment 
counselor for Southern, "and I 
was looking at the sign and saw 
something that looked like it said 
'redneck university.'" 

called Campus 

Safety around 10:30 a.m. to 
report the incident. 

Campus Safety officer 
Maurice DeAllie found evidence 

"I was just looking around, 
and I found the paint brush and 
a hammer in the bushes," 
DeAllie said. 

The graffiti was covered up 
late Saturday afternoon. Phil 
Carver, dean for the School of 
Physical Health and Wellness, 
and wife Betty Carver, director of 
the unversity health center, 
painted over tlie graffiti. 

"We tried to scrape it off and 

wash it off, but [the paint] was 
hard," Phil Carver said. "We had 
some cans of camoflage paint left 
over from the veteran's park, so 
we tried to cover it up." 

Campus Safety Director Eddie 
Avant estimated the cost of the 
damage to be $250. There are no 
suspects at the moment, but tiie 
perpetrator could face 11 months 
and 29 days in jail and up to 
$2,500 in fines. 

"Somebody may have meant 
to be cute, but it does cost the 
university, which in turn raises 
tuition," Avant said. 

Students had varying opin- 

ions about the incident. 

"Someone would have to be 
stupid or very inebriated to do 
something lilte that," said senior 
religious studies major Diana 

Jeania Cibson, a senior nurs- 
ing major, feels the vandalism 
was insensitive. 

"I thought it was disrespect- 
ful to do since the school is still 
healing from the fire," Gibson 
said. "It doesn't matter if they 
went to school here or not, 
they should have known. And 
[the writing] didn't even make 

SA Welcome Back Party a success 


student Association served hot 
dogs, watermelon, chips, drinks 
and cotton candy. 

Shannon Russello, a freshmen 



The annua] Welcome Back Party 
on Saturday night drew a large 

crowd of students celebrating the biology major loved the food 
new school year. 

The party began \vith introduc- 
tions of the Student Association 
staff, followed by events like frisbee 
and relay races. "^-^st year v 

Some feel the Welcome Back because of th 
Party is the best S.A. event of the Heilman, a set 
e given the 

"The food is kicking," Russello 

Some returning students had 

mixed feelings about the party. 

"Last year was definitely better 

ars," said Ryan 

physical educa- 

year because students 
opportunity to meet new people, 
hang out with old friends and have 

Eric Scott (left) and Joanna IWadrigal (right) eiuoy s 
freshly cut by Ken Rogers (background). 

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other students were pleased 

™*m'^u^ptsS with the amount dents were able to dive for money "Overall, I think the party went 

*""■ . •, ,. , nTwho showed up and Grand-prize wimier Nathan Leiske very well. Everyone participatrng 

Jason King, ajuniorsoaal work of people who showed up ana f looked like they had a blast." 

major, enjoys the Welcome Back [with] SA's creativity, said Ku^ee " ^M^^ , Futuie SA actirities will focus 

"";i:MSfo°Stwa. Assoctation social vic'e president on Christ and um«ang the school 

"I think this my favonte party *"= .""f .Sht of the mgm ^^ ,,^p ^a, a,e turnout. while having fim. 

they have all year," King said. the "splash for cash, where stu was nappy 

^ Southern holds annual showcase 

It's the beginning of a 
new school year and the 
campus is crawling with 
new students loolting for 
ways to be a part of all the 
activities that Southern has 
to offer. 

"I want to get involved, 
but I'm kind of nervous," 
said Jessi Catron, a fresh- 
man outdoor education 
major. "I want to find a 
way to get involved with the 
Student Association." 

Students had the chance 
to join the various clubs 
and organizations present 
at the Organizational 
Showcase held in lies 
Physical Education Center 
Wednesday, Aug. 24. The 
Department ol Student Life 
and Activities hosts this 
annual event where the 
clubs set up booths to 
attract potential members. 

"The Organizational 

Showcase is to connect 
organizations on campus to 
students and students to 
organizations," said Kari 
Shultz, director of student 
life and activities. 

This year the showcase 
boasted 74 booths. 

"This place is buzzing; 
everyone wants to be here," 
said Bryce Martin, a senior 
marketing major and presi- 
dent of Southern Striders. 

A 17-foot green canoe 
towered over the outdoor 
education booth. 


"We're taking it to the 
Minnesota Boundary 

Waters for a 10-day trip," 
said Michael Hills, assis- 
tant professor in the educa- 
tion and psychology depart- 

Two dogs, a golden 
retriever named Brandy 
and a mixed terrier named 
Peppy, lounged by the 
Chattanooga Read Aloud 
Program's booth. 

"The does are there for 

to get involved, but also to 
those heading the organi- 

"It helps me because I 
get a lot of the paperwork 
out of the way," said 
Richard Schwarz, associate 
professor of physical edu- 
cation, health and wellness, 
and head of the Gym 

Supper was served in the 
gym at 5:30, followed by 
the calling of the names of 

Photo by Matt Barclay 

8.A. Piesidenl Setli Gillhum reacts to a missed shot at the S.A. 
booth as other S.A. officers look on. 

the children to pe' 
enjoy themselves," 
Alice Clark, the dogs' 
taker. "We bring them up majo: 
from Georgia. We're hop 
ing to expand it and have : 
lot of dogs in the area. nu 

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Minority clubs gather for worship 

the Ipod from 

the S.A. booth, and Jessica 

Stubleski, a sophomore 

nursing major won the 

Garden gift certificate 

helpful not from the Collegedale Quick 

nly to students who want Print booth 

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Members of the Black 
Christian Union (ECU) and 
Latin American Club (LAC) 
held church in Thatcher 
Chapel last Sabbath. The serv- 
ice was a joint effort to raise 
awareness of the need for eth- 
nic worship on campus. 

"The drive is to open up the 
eyes of the administration to 
see the need of organizing a 
church service on Saturday 
that caters to the needs of 
minority students," said Pierre 
Monice, president of BCU. 

Monice added that a big 
effort is made to get minorities 
to attend Southern, but then 
the Administration fails to 
realize the vitality of meeting 
their spiritual needs on cam- 

"Most of the kids are com- 
ing from areas such as Miami 
and New York where the wor- 
ship style is different from that 
of Collegedale Church and The 
Third and many must go 
downtown to worship," 
Monice said. 

Abner Sanchez, president of 
LAC, agrees. 

"It's a big difference when 
you come from big cities that 
have a variety of cultures and 
worship styles to have to be 
confonned to a conventional 
style of worship," he said. 

Sanchez added that 
Southern should consider 
accommodating different cul- 
tures seeing that the minority 
population is growing and 

diversity is becoming an 
important issue on campus. I 
"It wouldn't hurt to have ' 
another option of worship," he ■ 
said. "It only increases the 
spiritual level of the universi- 

Lynn Caldwell, chair of the 
diversity committee is con- 
cerned that the universit\' is 
not meeting the spiritual 
needs of minorities on cam- 

"I strongly feel that if there 
is a need for worship that they 
[minorities] are comfortable 
with, then it should be avail- 
able," Caldwell said. 

Caldwell added that we 
must understand the impor- 
tance of culture in worship 
and realize that most minori- 
ty groups often worship in a 
different style than 


Hery Diaz, junior nursing 
major, concurs. 

"Since the population of 
minorities is growing, people 
are realizing a need for a place 
for worship," he said. 

Pastor Ken Rogers, univer- 
sity chaplain said that as 
Southern becomes more 
diverse it should be able to 
address issues relating to 
diversity. However, Rogers 
noted that we should not get to 
the point where diversit>' and 
differences affect the unit>' in 

"If we get so diverse that we 
are not worshipping together. 
I think it'd be a loss for every- 

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Dining hall lengthens breakfast hours 

employee Erin Fine, freshman 
nursing major, is positive 

The cafeteria has extended about the change. 


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the breakfast hours fo 
2005-2006 school year until 
11 a.m. Students wishing to eat 
a hot breakfast can get their 
meal from 6:30 to 8 a.m., with 
a continental breakfast and 
snack food items available 
from 8 to 11 a.m. 

An extended cafeteria 
schedule was suggested before 
but only implemented this 
year. Some questioned 
whether extending the hours 
will affect other campus estab- 
lishments Uke KR's Place and 
the Campus Kitchen. 

Earl Evans, director of food 
services said extending the 
cafeteria's hours means addi- 
tional students must be 
employed and he is unsure 
whether the experiment will 
pay for itself. 

"We'll have to give it a 
month or so before we can 
really tell if it's working," he 

a good thing because 
everyone has different sched- 

said Philip Villasurda, senior 
graphic design major. "It 
allows me to get food without 
waking up early." | 

Most agree that it 

ules and this allows them to early to tell if the cafeteria 

convenient for 

extended hours are beneficial. 
"Students are ver>' much 
creatures of habit," says 
Evans, "and it will take several 
weeks, maybe even a semester 
before they get into their daily | 
eating groove." 

Some students like junior 
archaeology major Heather 
Holloway feel unaffected by 
the change. 

"I like to go to breakfast 
early in the morning, so it has- 
n't really affected 
me,''Holloway said. 

Others are excited about 
said. After the first day of the the potential for extra sleep, 
new schedule, cafeteria "I like the new schedule," 

New Cafeteria Hours 

Weekday Hours 
6:30 a^m. to 11 a.m. 

Hot Breakfast 

6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast 
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 


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Production ended this sum- 
mer on Southern s new movie 
project, "Secret of the Cave." 

The seven week production 
was fihned on Achrll Island, 
Ireland. The filming lasted one 
month and produced some 
60,000 feet, or ii miles, of 
footage. The 28-person crew 
worked more than 12 hours a 
day from Sunday to Saturday. 
One student recounted memo- 
ries of the work experience. 

"There was never a free 
minute to do anything else," 
said Stratton Tingle, a senior 
film production major. "We 
had 20 hours of daylight and 
worked for most of it." 

David George, producer of 
the movie and a professor at 
Southern agreed, added that 
the group was very determined. 
"The days were long, but our 
crew was always willing to do 
whatever was needed," George 

Filming was on a tight 
schedule, and most were 
amazed with how much was 

"It's amazing that it all got 
done in such a short time," 
Tingle said. "It always rained, 
and that made things hard, but 
we did it in .a month. That's 
amazing for a feature-length 

Post-production work on 
the 11 miles of film is now 
scheduled for the next six 
months and is estimated to 
take up to 5,000 hours. The 
production crew recently inter- 
viewed people to help with the 
work, but positions are still 
expected to go unfilled. DVD 
production alone is expected to 
take up to 350 hours. Project 
completion is expected for 
February 2006. 

Although expected, there is 
no word on whether or not 
there will be another Tivoli 
premier, but they are looking 
forward to an Irish premier. 

In spite of the tight schedule 
and extensive hours put into 
the project, the crew enjoyed 
their time in Ireland. 

"There were a lot of memo- 
rable moments," George said. 
"One Friday evening we went 
to the beach, and we had wor- 
ship together with the crew and 
some of the cast." 

Southern students parrieipate in a prayer group for the friends and family of Brandon Abc"rnathy''after*thr 
junior Collegedale Aeademy student drowned Friday. 

Collegedale Academy mourns 

Brandon Abemathy, a junior 
at Collegedale Academy, 
drowned Friday while swimming 
in the Hiawassee River on an 
ecology field trip. 

'This has been a tragic loss for 
the C.A. family," said Matt Nafie, 
the academy's director of devel- 

Abemathy, 55 other students, 
and 10 faculty sponsors left 
Friday for Gee Creek near the 
Hiawassee River where they 
planned to camp until Sunday. 

At about 3 p.m. Friday, 
Abemathy and a group of stu- official said, 

dents jumped into the river. 
While swimming, Abemadiy was 
pulled under by a strong current. 
Several students tried to help, but 
Abemathy was pulled under 
again and never resurfaced, a 
school official said. 

Trip sponsors told students to 
wear life jackets at all times. An 
academy spokesperson and sev- 
eral students said the group, 
including Abemathy, were not 
wearing life jackets. 

Search and rescue officials 
looked for Abemathy until Friday 
night. His body was recovered 
early Saturday morning, a school 

"As hard as this has been on 
the students and faculty at C.A., 
we can't imagine what the 
Aberaatliy family must be going 
through right now," Nafie said. 

Abemathy is survived by his 
parents, Reginald and Alberta, 
and sister Amber. Brother, 
Aaron, is a freshman at the acad- 

The viewing will be fi-om noon 
to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 
Franklin-Strickland Funeral 
Home in Chattanooga. The 
funeral will be at noon Thursday 
in the Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church. The academy 
will not be in session Thursday. 

Southern students lend aid to Bass 

In response to the disist 
the gulf states. Southern ( 
dents dropped e\erythmg t 
travel down to Bass Memon i] 
Academy in Mississippi to join 
in relief efforts for Hurricane 
Katrina's many victims 40 stu 
dents and 5 faculty boarded a 
bus at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 
1, and drove through the night to 
begin working the next day. 
When they arrived, students felt 
the impact of what they saw. 

"We got up early to see what it 
looked like for ourselves," said 
Jason Castro, a sophomore nurs- 
ing major. "We were in awe." 

Damage to the academy was 

Southern students r 
extensive. Trees and power 1 
were down, roofs had blown 
away, there was water damage, 


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Bass cont. 

continued from P.l 

hole through the outer wall. 
Students worked tearing out 
carpet, ceiling tiles, and insu- 
lation, as well as cutting and 
hauling wood. 

Students also helped the 
surrounding community by 
working with Adventist 
Community Services to dis- 
tribute food in a local rodeo 
arena. Victims lined up to 
receive the food. 

"[It was] probably more 
than a mile long," said Castro. 
"People were just waiting out- 
side their cars." 

Jonathan Carlson, a sopho- 
more religious education 
major, relates a miracle that 
happened while distributing 

"Terry (of ACS) knew we 
only had enough food for 
1300 people, so he prayed 
God would multiply our 
food," said Carlson. "At the 
end of the day we fed 4500 

Southern is planning sev- 
eral more trips to continue 
the relief effort, this time with 
medical personnel. 

Nathan Strub, junior nurs- 
ing major, encourages stu- 
dents to participate. 

"If you want to see the 
Lord's miracles, go to 
Mississippi," Strub said, 

"The response has been 
terrific," said Ken Rogers, 
chaplain. "I'm very impressed 
with the spirit and compas- 
sion of the students to do 
whatever they can to relieve 
the pain and suffering for the 
disaster victims." 

Thatcher renovates after tragedy 

.rally lessens confusion," said because yon c 
Houtchens. 1°» !«=""• 

hear it a whole 

This summer Southern 
began renovating the dormito- 
r>' and updating the fire safety 
system in Thatcher Hall after 
the fire on April 26, 2005- 

David Houtchens, fire safety 
technician for Campus Safet>% 
praised the new safety system, 
which won't need to be 
replaced for several years. 

"It is a current state-of-the- 
art alarm and detection sys- 
tem," said Houtchens. "All 
new devices." 

The new detectors are high- 
bred to detect both heat and 
particles. The noise the alarm 
makes is different from the 
previous system and the 
strobes are new. The system is 
equipped ^vith an Evacks voice 
system that gives recorded 
commands over speakers. 

"What I like is that it tells 
people what to do, which gen- 

Completed renovations of 3rd floor lobby in Thatcher Hall. 

Jessica Stubleski, a sopho- The dorm now has a sprin- 

more nursing major, voiced kler system that activates each 

both concern and praise for the sprinkler individually and 

new system. solid-core doors. 

"The new fire safety system "Solid-core doors will hold a 
scares me because I don't want fire much longer than hollow- 
to do anything to make it go core," Houtchens said, 
off," she said. "But I like it All surfaces were cleaned, 

including carpets and furni- 
ture. The ceiling tiles and water 
line were replaced. On Third 
West the rooms and hallways 
were repainted, repapered, and 
recarpeted, with an enlarged 
kitchenette/laundry room. 
There are still some small tasks 
such as mounting the carpet 
bases around the walls that 
need to be finished. 

"They did what they had to 
do and as much as they could 
so girls could move in," said 

With so much work to be 
done in the summer months, 
some faculty were unsure all 
would be completed before 
registration. These concerns 
were voiced by Dean Engel in a 
meeting during the summer. 

"Unless there's a miracle, 
that dorm's not going to be 
ready," Engel said. "And some- 
one said, 'we're in the business 
of miracles.'" 

Brock floors receive a makeover 

Several changes were made 
in Brock Hall over the sum- 
mer, including replacing the 
hallway carpets with tile in an 
effort to reduce the possibility 
of mold around the walls. 
Some faculty and students 
noticed a slight odor last year, 
and when Plant Services dis- 
covered that the window seals 
were old and leaking, admin- 

istrative personnel decided to 
renovate several areas in the 
building. Despite some lack of 
communication at the begin- 
ning of the project, the 
changes are well received 
throughout Brock Hall. 

The renovation was sub- 
contracted to ADR 
Construction by Plant 
Services, and in one month, 
most of the large windows on 
the east wall we 
new ceiling tiles 

around the windows, and 
floor tile took the place of car- 
pet in the hallways. The new 
windows include a low emis- 
sion coating which reduces 
ultraviolet radiation and 
saves energy. , .. -. 

Improvements will contin- 
ue through the next few 
months as the lobbies on sec- 
ond and third floors are com- 
pletely remodeled. New furni- 
ture such as couches, chairs, 
and tables are on order and 

should arrive sometime in 
mid-September. The benches 
along the window wall are 
also going to be re-covered. 
Becky Djernes, the adminis- 
trative assistant in Financial 
Administration, plans for 
each area to actually resemble 
a lobby, not just a group of 

"We're trying to create 
more gathering places for stu- 
dents with a comfortable j 
atmosphere," Djernes said. 

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New tennis court construction continues 

Southern's tennis courts 
were removed this summer in 
preparation for construction on 
the new Wellness Center. The 
development of eight courts 
behind lies P.E. Center was 
scheduled to be completed by 
the start of the school year, but 
work was often put on hold due 
to a rainy summer. 

"We should have had no 
trouble getting [the tennis 
courts] completed," said 
Wayne Janzen, director of 
leaseholds. "An unusually wet 
summer is to blame." 

Judy Sloan, physical educa- 
tion and wellness professor, is 
teaching a tennis class this 

"Fortunately, there's a lot 
that we do in class that doesn't 
require a tennis court," she 
said. "Usually, during the first 
couple of weeks we don't use 
the nets." Sloan also said a few 
classes wU be able to set up 

nets in the gymnasium. and should reduce the risk of | 

The move is also the first accidents on that road, 

stage of plans to build an Currently, University Drive's 

expanded Taylor Circle round- vehicle capacity is 9,000 vehi- 

about connecting the Wellness cles per day. A roundabout I 

Center with University Drive, would increase the number to | 

The single-lane roundabout 27,000 per day. The estimate 

would indicate the center of cost for the round: 
campus, help regulate traffic, $80,000. 

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Religion Editor 


Ordination of women in church ; Being a student mis 

"Is there anything that pre- 
vents women from being min- 
isters?" someone asks in an 
issue of Insight magazine. 
Steve Case answers, "The cru- 
cial issue regarding whether or 
not you're a minister is 
whether or not God equips you 
to be a minister." At least half 
of all religious seminary stu- 
dents are women. Why is the 
Seventh-day Adventist church 
digging its heels into the 
ground and impeding our 

The Bible teaches that God is 
no respecter of persons. Why 
should women be restricted by 
something they can't control - 
their gender. We should con- 
sider the Bible's perspective of 
God's love and impartiality 
rather than a few out-of-con- 
text verses. 

The second argument is 

"In Qidst' s faidly thsre 
can be no divisicci into J&J 
and non-Jew, slave and £iee, 
rtale and ferrale..." 
-Galations 3:28 

t women's ordination will 

detrimental to church 

unity. "I voted no, a big no, 

because this church must be as 

one," said Gabriel Boakye- 

Benkwa of Ghana. As long as 

the world consists of diverse 

cultures and values, there can 

r be complete uniformity. 

vomen should be allowed 

is where God is clearly 

opening that door. 

Woman pastors can connect 
women's ordination, it doesn't with other females in ways that 
offer any resistance either, males can't. Pastor Marit Balk the 

Those who oppose ordina- 
tion of women have two valid 
explanations, the first 
being that the Bible is aga 
it. At the 56th General 
Conference in 1995- Stanley 
Bolini of Kenya said, "I don't 
see where the Bible supports 
it. And I wonder why Jesus, if 
in favor of ordination, didn't 
choose to ordain women in 
His time." While it's true that 
the Bible doesn't 1 

of the Pacific Union College 
Church says that women relate 
differently to a female pastor 
as someone who can 
empathize. It's also important 
for women to feel like they can 
spend one-on-one time with 
their pastor and not be afraid 
of se.xual implications. 

Galations 3-28 offers 
encouragement: "In Christ's 
family there can be no division 
into Jew and non-Jew, slave 
and free, male and female. 
Among us you are all equal." 
God can use both men and 
women to fulfill His purpose. 
If we eventually do have 
women's ordination, it doesn't 
mean that every church has to 
have a female pastor. It simply 
means that women who want 
to be pastors would be given 
that opportunity. Men and 
women should put aside mis- 
understandings and prejudice 
and instead work together, 
moving forward as a team. As 
Brenton Stacey put it, "It's 
time to take gender off the 
agenda and focus on fulfilling 

For the first time in church history, delegates at 
General Conference session elected a woman. Dr. EllaSimmons, to 
Ihe office of vice president. However, because church policy does not 
allow women's ordination, a woman cannot be president. The Accent 
asked some students to provide their viewp on the issue of women's 

Students respond: women and ordination 

"It's what rve always been taught, that wometi aren't supposed to be pastors. I feel like they 
shouldn't be. 1 think basically it's what I've always been taught." -Lori Wison 

"1 think that they should be able to be pastors because I think God c 
beings to spread the gospel." -David Grant 

"It should not be a divisive issue in the church. If the whole church is ready then the v 
church should move forward togetlier." -Hugo Mendez oy.menuiev 

be barred Just because she's a ™maS"'?SonJ Da„ys """"^ '°' *' **' *^ '^°'^'^'' 

sionary in Thailand 

"They may just seem like kids 
who want to play guitar, or kids 
Student Missionary QSiA that are fascinated by draw- 
ings, but every single one of 

Name: Jamie Zollinger 
Year: Sophomore 
Home: Woodbury, TN 
Major: General Studies 

those kids have seen someone 
murdered in front of them. A 
good handful of them have 
scars from where fragments of 
bullets have been taken out of 
SM Experience: Eight weeks them." She said "It made me 

in Thailand this summer, with just appreciate life in general 

about 20 other students from 

other Adventist colleges 

What she did: Taught activi- 
ties to a group of 5- and 6-year- 
olds at an English-language 

school and day camp in 

Bangkok. "The language barri- 
er definitely made it a little 

more difficuh to teach, but the 

kids were great." 

New experiences she 

learned to enjoy: Sticky rice 

with mango and coconut 

cream, riding in tuktuks, or 

what she called "souped-up 

golf carts," bartering in the 

marketplace, and learning to 

use customary gestures and 


How she changed: "I think 

that I saw love in a different 

way. People are so respectful of 

each other there, and it made 

me kind of come back v/ith the 

[idea] of 'I know I can't change 

the world, but if I change 

myself, and if I put the customs 

that I've learned into practice, 

then maybe I can make a small 

difference.'" She added, "In so 

many ways, they [the kids] 

helped me more than I helped 


Her most memorable expe- 
rience: The four days she spent 

at the Bamboo School, an 

Adventist-run school for 71 

"incredible" refugee children. 

Jamie Zollinger ^vith the group 
of kids she taught while in 
Thailand this summer. (L-R) 
Luciano, Panipak, Riorom, 
Nink, Fin (Front) Fern 

Advice to those considering | 
becoming a student mission- 
ary: "Be open to new things, 
Sometimes our ignorance caus- 
es us not to understand thai I 
other people in other cultures | 
are people too." 

Would she do it again? 

"At first I had so many | 
doubts, I was so scared, 
there were definitely ups and 
downs. But it was so worth it, | 
and I would do it again." 


For Saliath, Sept. 8 


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Thursday, September, 8 2005 

Lynn Taylor 
Opinion Editor 





Weather and 
the economy 

Currently, the United States' 
economy is as rich as the poor- 
est person in the country 
because it is based on spending 
power and the ability of those 
less likely to be doing a lot of 
shopping. This person's power 
and ability to spend money is 
influenced by the weather. 
Perhaps you have heard some- 
one saying: It's going to snow, 
we'll just stay home." What 
about the summers when the 
temperatures rise to the no 
degrees, and it's way too hot to 
even take the trash out. Few 
want to be out in the heat . 

As most people know, 
America's economy is based on 
the consumer spending status. 
Businesses gamble their future 
sales based on the expectation 
that people are going to shop 
and keep spending. They don't 
give the proper consideration 
to the speed at which 
Americans can change their 
minds, especially in extreme 

When we observe the 
amount of money we spend, it 
is not the economy that isn't 
standing firm; it is the expecta- 
tion of what would be spent 
that leaves the numbers in the 
air and the economy falling. 

An example is airlines, who 
lose large amounts of money in 
a day just because Mother 
Nature dumps a few feet of 
snow. If the storm continues 
for several days, there won't be 
any flights. You also won't have 
truck drivers delivering their 
goods on time, meaning that 
supplies would reach their des- 
tinations days later, leaving 
thousands of factory workers 
without work and materials. 

Consequently, the wheel of 
the American economy drags, 
causing less job openings, 
more lay-offs, less manufactur- 
ing, less consumer spending, 
and less productivity. Most 
people don't notice this until 
they spot the red sales tags in 
their favorite store, because 
companies are having sales to 
continue to make money. This 
tends to do more damage than 
good, however, if done for too 
long. It would be good business 
if companies changed their 
views about the country's con- 
sumer spending status and 
didn't let their companies and 
the country's economic situa- 
tion become vulnerable to 
something as unpredictable as 
the weather. 

Acknowledgement is not enough 

throughout the entire world going to be about as ugly 

and had many Christians and scene as I think you c 

non-Christians alike exclaim- ' " 

ing that "We are living in the 

last days!" The tsunami caught 

rnany unprepared, enjoying popula: 

Ufe and going about their daily 

die t 

for that matter, but 

„ - iniag- we seem to think differently. 

...., addmg to the thoughts of I'm guilty of this also, and of 

many the saymg that has course we are not perfect, but 

become probably the most our imperfections should not 

of the 2ist century, be an excuse to not take a clos- 

rn„tinp nr. ■ " ^^""^ '" *^^ '^^* ^^^s" ^^ ^^0^ a* what is going on 

7 u^ .^. u .., '"'^'™' ^° ''^^^ ^° these events have around us I know we have to 

ence"his wt' 'we^'^ hT"- '' '° ^^^' "^ '^^^^ *" ^^ '^'^ ^^ ^^ '^ onrZZ and w 

in disbelief no7!.H. 7 "^topia at Southern? often think that our friends 

w?^ u ""^^■■^^^"d- Despite seeing all that's 
mg WHY - but realizing that going on around, we seem to 
""" of the most awfnl things still have a nonchalant and 
indifferent attitude when it 

We're living in the last days. 

People have been claiming people and injured , 

that for a long time, and it has 700 others. What started 

that could happen -just had. 

And then there were the ter- 
rorist attacks on England this 
past summer that killed 56 

will look at us differently if we 
make a sudden roundabout 
change, but we have to be true 
to God more that ourselves. 

to the point where some 
of us may be tired of hearing it. 
Those who believe in Jesus' 
second coming acknowledge 
that his return seems to be 
close, but how many of us are 
actively preparing ourselves 
and others for heaven? 

As we look at three of the 
most talked about tragedies 
within the last nine months, 
many can see that strange 
events are happening more 

frequently and destructively, that occurred just last week 
perhaps even causing some 
agnostics and atheists to ques- 
tion their 'beliefs' about God. 

We all remember the tsuna- 
mi in Taiwan and Southeast 
Asia last December that 
claimed over 150,000 lives and 
was deemed in the January 18, 
2005 online edition of had 
National Geographic News as trag 

as a normal day in London on 
July 7, 2005, turned out to be, 
according to one survivor, "the 
worst attack on England since 
World War II." Again, an 
account stating that this attack 
was the worse in a number of 
years, and confirming in the 
minds of many the words we 
so often hear, we are living in 
the Last Days! 

As if these two events 
ugh, thi 

tragedy Some of die destruction by Kntj 

New Orieans puts into per- comes to these signs and actu 
spective what many have been ally doing something about 

acknowledging for quite ; 
time now. Thousands are 
feared dead and the living are 
left stranded without food, 
shelter or any means of regain- 
ing the resources they once 
few days prior to the 
■. As rescue efforts con- 

of worst disasters in histo- tinue, this nation's homeland 
ry. This disaster sent a shock security chief warned that "it's 

It's not about being holier than 
thou, it's not about being bet- 
ter than others and it's defi- 
nitely not about acknowledg- 
ing that we live in the last days. 
It's about taking it a step far- 
ther and doing more than 
earth, but yet observing. Acknowledgement 
we live as if we have forever, is good first step towards 
The reality is we don't know preparing ourselves and others 
how much time we have, we for heaven, but it shouldn't be 
could die tomorrow, we could the last. 

them. It appears that unless 
something affects us directly, 
we go about our usual routines 
as if these events are by 
chance. It's simple, we have lit- 
tle time c 

Line cutters a nuisance to Southern and society 

You know, there's a queue 
for a reason. 

Nothing infuriates me more 
than line cutting. We're all 
here, queuing calmly, know- 
ing that hey, in a few minutes, 
I'll order my smoothie/ break- 
fast burrito/ fried ravioli. We 
all stand calmly, chatting with 

a friend or acquaintance, or 
reviewing Spanish flash cards 
or chemistry notes. It's a long 
line, but it generally is this 
time of day. We seem to be 
practicing for the day when 
we'll be standing in the coffee 
house line as adults, reviewing 
a client contract or reading a 

Then, it happens. Without 
warning, someone shoulders 
past, and startles two or three 
people that were really 
engrossed in their reading. 
We. all look up to see who 
shoved by. Oh, It's you, Line 

We all glare at you. Line 
Cutter, too polite or too tired 
to call you out, even though 
you sorely lack any resem- 
blance to someone who has 
manners. If our eyes had laser 
beam attachments, you would 

be dead. A dozen times over. 
You act like you're just talking 
to Lacey Shirtgirl from trig 
class, but you're noL She 
barely knows you, and she 
doesn't like you. She's just 
acting ladylike and not kick- 
ing you in the shins. No, she 
didn't get your e-mail, 
because you never sent it. You 
just now thought of it as a rea- 
son to cut line and act like 
you're best-est friends-est for- 
ever-est with her. 

We don't think it's funny, 
Line Cutter. It would be toler- 
able if there were only one of 
you, but you seem to have 
stolen someone's cloning 
device, and created about 200 
of you. I still don't have my 
smoothie, and you've made 
me late by ordering so fast 
that the poor cashier has no 
idea what you said after 

"Stripple egg and cheese," and 
she thinks you're speaking a 
foreign language. 

If you limited yourselves to 
the eating establishments, I 
could understand. Hey, you're 
hungry and in a rush. But you 
don't. You are constantly in 
my life, Line Cutter. On the 
freeway. In the bookstore, 
taking the last blueberry 
scone and ordering a drink 
that you don't even like and 
can't pronounce. (It's oh lay. 
You know, French? The lan- 
guage they speak in France?) 
You're always in the super- 
market. And the dry cleaners. 
And the gas station on Friday 
afternoon, when 1 want to 
drive home and hopefully 
miss Knoxville traffic. 

I don't care for you, Line 
Cutter. Why are you always in 
my life? 


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1. Bibliog. term 
5. Bounded section 
9. Peculiar 

12. Wise guys? 

13. Ship's wlieel 

14. XIII X IV 

15. Place to cool 

16. House covering, 
for short? 

18. Metrical feet, in 

20. Amount before 

21. Begin the 

23. Last wrapper 

25. Retired ring king 

26. Pale 
28. Parroted 

32. Fireplace ledge 
34. Mutter 

36. Hence 

37. Chinese dynasty 

39. It's a breeze 

40. Spoil 

42. Big game 

44. Once more 
47. Trouser fabric 
49. Old car, for 

51. Tiny particle 

54. Sidekick 

55. Smidgen 

56. Infamous 

57. Porking lot? 

58. Meter man? 

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1. Middle of sum- 

2. Food fish 

3. Cloud covering, 
for short? 

4. Fragrant flower 

5. "Pequod" skipper 

6. Burger topper 

7. Windy City trains 

8. Chihuahua chum 

9. Mishmash 

10. Rackets 

11 . Pad 
17. Reverie 

19. Cook's creation 

21. Woman of dis- 

22. With wings 
24. Religious song 
27. Big rig 

29. Tending to drive 
too fast, tor 

30. Gusto 

31. Remote rooms? 
33. Japanese por- 

35. Jamaican 

38. Provoke 
41. Unfasten 

43. Lacking sense 

44. Serpents 

45. Bug that bugs 

46. Confed-erate 
48. Miami team 
50. Animal-exhibit 


52. Natural 

53. " Oncle" 

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According to the final regis- 
tration figures, 2,522 under- 
graduate and graduate stu- 
dents are attending Southern 
this semester. Compared to 
last fall, enrollment is up 131 

"The neatest thing about the 
increase of students is that it 
makes the campus alive," said 
Marc Grundy, associate vice 
president for marketing and 
enrollment services. 

In the fall 2004 semester, 
Southern welcomed 511 fresh- 
men. This year 605 freshmen 
registered, up 94 students. The 
registration figures also show 
this is the largest freshman 
class Southern has had in at 
least five years. 

Grundy said the increase in 
enrollment resulted for many 

Southern students pi 

Duct tape at vespers for Katrina relief. 

A more aggressive scholar- 
ship policy, a great recruitment 
team, recruiters traveling 
more, a solid academic reputa- 
tion, expanding residence 
halls, dedicated staff who build 
relationships with students 
and students who have faith in 
Southern all contributed to the 
increase in enrollment. 

"We are well over our offi- 
cial head count from last year," 
said Joni Zier, director of 
records and advisement. 

Zier said the increase in 
enrollment was also affected by 
Southern's booth at the 
General Conference of 
Seventh-day Adventists. The 
booth was uniquely designed 
and created great exposure for 

Other Adventist universities 
and colleges are experiencing 
an increase in enrollment as 

Southwestern Adventist 
University is also over their 
official head count from last 
year. The preliminary results 
show that about 1,250 students 
are registered for this semes- 
ter. Southwestern is expecting 
more students to register 
before their registration period 

Dr. Fred Harder, vice presi- 
dent for enrollment at 
Southwestern Adventist 

University said, "Our dorms 
are maxed out." 

'Way cool' offering 

Students donate $4,100 for hurricane relief 

Student Association took up 
an offering at Friday night ves- 
pers last week to aid Hurricane 
Katrina victims. The result was 
$4,100 worth of student dona- 

"It was a lot of money for one 
offering," said Seth Gilham, SA 

The means for taking up the 
offering was Duct tape. Deacons 
loudly unrolled the Duct tape in 

long strips before passing them 
over the heads of the students. 
As the Duct tape went by, stu- 
dents reached up to attach their 
money. As each strip was filled, 
it was gathered into a large 
mass and another strip was 

"It added to the excitement," 
said Ken Rogers, chaplain. "We 
all could see what was happen- 
ing. Way cool." 

"I thought it was very cre- 
ative," said Becky Joseph, a 
sophomore elementary educa- 

tion major. "I was really excited 
by it." 

The offering, which was first 
announced the day before in 
convocation, averaged about $7 
per student, although there 
were six, $100 bills on the Duct 
tape. Combined wth other 
fundraisers happening on cam- 
pus, Gilham believes that 
Southern students have raised 

The money donated at ves- 

Lawn concert: music to the ears 

A patchwork of blankets cov- 
ered the lawn by Talge Hall as 
students enjoyed a pleasant 
Sabbath afternoon at the lawn 
concert. This event is part of 
Campus Ministries' commit- 
ment weekend, which began 
Thursday at convocation and 
ended with the pancake break- 
fast on Sunday. 

The concert was well attend- 
ed, although the music some- 
times became a background to 
conversation. The shident-per- 
formed songs ranged from 
hynms to original compositions, 
including the patriotic "I'm 

"I like that it's a variety of peo- 
ple, not just one group," said 
Nova Schlosser, a freshman lib- 
eral arts education major. 



Rjek Anderson of Within Reach 
plays during the lawn concert on 
Talge's Lawn Saturday afternoon. 

Proud to be an American," sung 
by Jeremy Mclntyre, a freshman 
social work major. 

tured 15 individual or group per- 
formances. Jennifer 
LaMountain, who was here with 
her husband, Lynell 
LaMountain, the speaker for 
commitment weekend, ended 
the afternoon with a selection of 
three songs. 

Ken Rogers, chaplain, felt the 
concert went very well. He 
appreciated that everything went , 
smoothly, and that each partici- ' 

See Concert Pg. 2 

Thursday, SeptemberT sTaonT 


Offering cont. 

continued from P.l 

pers is going toward food 
and hygiene products , but the 
method of donation is yet to be 

"We're either personally 
going to buy the products to 
give to the people or donate to 
a rehef agency," said Gilham. 

Rogers praised the students' 
for giving the large offering. 

"I'm amazed yet I shouldn't 
be." said Rogers. 'They'rejust 
great kids." 

Concert cont. 

d from P.l 


pant had a hot micro- 
phone. Carlos Solano, a 
sophomore art major, com- 
pared the concert to last year. 

"It was shorter but better," 
he said. 

Kelly's English Garden grows 


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Construction on Kelly's 
English Garden has begun. 
The rough patch of ground 
behind the student center will 
eventually be turned into a 
brick-paved area surrounded 
by flowers and complete with 
wrought-iron fencing and 

The idea was introduced 
last school year after the 
Thatcher Hall fire that 
claimed the life of Kelly 

Weimer, junior English 
major. "A student suggested it 
and we thought it would be a 
good idea," said Gordon Bietz, 
university president. "This 
was a community tragedy and 
it would be nice to memorial- 
ize it in some way." 

Fundraising for the project 
is an ongoing effort. "We're 
still raising money, still 
accepting donations," said 
Chris Carey, vice president of 
advancement. Though there is 
no set goal to be reached, 
$9,624 has been raised so far 
and is expected to increase. 

Construction of the garden 
began at the end of last year 
and continued through the 
summer. The finish date, 
though, is unknown. 

"That's the hardest ques- 
tion," said Mark Antone, 
director of landscape services 
and designer of Kelly's 

Garden. "Though the memori- happy that the memorial is 

al is a high priority, there are being built, 
other projects in progress as "It's a really good idea" 

fell, like the n ew alumni saidKasandra Rodr iguez, jun- 

Future location of Kelly's Garden, currently under construction. 

Steps leading up to the prom 
enade and maintaining th^ ...v^...^ ...«j^,. 
university's various roads and to rememb' 
sidewalks," he said. Kelly " 

However, students are 

ior intercultural communica- 
tions major. "It's a great way 
and honor 

Southern among top universities 

nized by these publications," 
said Gordon Bietz, university 
Southern Adventist Many students and staff feel 

University was ranked as one of proud of the rankings. 
2006's "Best Comprehensive "It is a great source of pride 
Colleges-Bachelor's" in the on campus," saidVinita Sauder, 
South by U.S. News & World vice president for marketing and 
Report's America's Best Colleges enrollment services. "Our facul- 
for the fifth year. Southern is ty and staff provide an intention- 

of Princeton Review's 
Best Southeastern Colleges." 

again the quality of our un 
ty has been nationally ■ 

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ally excellent environment for 
learning and for spiritual 

Some students feel tliere is a 
reason that Southern is ranked 
among top colleges. 

"The difference between 
Southern and other universities 
is the spirituality," said Annie 
Bellefleur, a soph 

major. 'There are prayer groups. 

What are the 



Instituticns- tiiat ferus - 
on undergraduate edu- 
catim and offer a range 
of ctegree pDDgrams in 
the libaal arts, in adiL- 
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Bible studies, and vespers. It's all 
nursing God-based," she said. 

U.S. News and World Report 
is a magazine tliat gives students | 
and parents college profiles 
for the application process and I 
other information needed ii 
college-search process. 
— 5outhern was also named | 
one of the 140 colleges or 
Princeton Review's "Best i 
Southeast," a designation I 
based on information supplied I 
by the university and compiled | 
from surveys conducted ■ 

The Princeton Review | 
allows students to explore 
schools and careers that might I 
fit them, improve test taking I 
skills, look for scholarships 
financial aid and more. 

Ministry Expo encourages involvement | 

Meussa Mentz 

Staff Whiter Clown Ministries. Students were nureing major and a former mem- 1 

welcomed by Big Red, a senior ber of Flag Camp, signed up I 

who has been clowning since he again. I 

was 13. He said they go to nursing "It's an awesome experience to I 

As part of commitment week- 
end, Southern students attended 
the Ministrj' Expo after vespers 
Friday. About 40 tables and activ- 
ities were set up behind the lower 
church parking lot to showcase 
Southern's different ministries. 

"We need people to partici- 
pate," said Bess Martin, a psychol- 
ogy and religious studies major 
and a member of the Southern 
Missionary Church, which fea- 
tures student-led services. "We 
want students to be able to get out 
in the world and know how to be 
involved in the church." 

The Southern Missionary 
Church booth was decorated \vith 
welcome home signs and students 
crowded the area while helping 
themselves to refreshments. 

Another popular table was 

4 "i 

Rachel FUipov, Karia Coupland, and Heidi Coupl"d'(°Lto W being 
rrauited to be clowns for SAlTs Clown Ministries 

homes and children's homes to show God's love-especially to k"* 
show God through the clowns. who may have come from broken | 

Knstin'niomas.anEngUshand homes,-Thomas said. 

Thursday, September 15, 2005 
Britni Brannon 
Alex Mattison 
Lifestyles Co-Editors 
britnib@southeni . edu 



The Southern Accent 3 

Seven layers of heaven for your mouth 

By Alex Mattison 

What happens when a crack 
team of Southern students raid 
local area Taco Bells in search of 
the fountain of youth, the creme 
de la creme, the oracle of burri- 
tos... THE standard by which all 
seven layer burritos should be 
judged? Nursing major Heather 
Blake, bio-chem major Sarah 
Belensky, rehgion editor Missy 
Maracle and co-Iifestyles editor 

Alex Mattison went to the three 
closest area Taco BeUs to bring 
the answer to Southern, and what 
we found may shock you. (Or 

The following scores have 
been averaged between the four 
students to represent the total 
picture of the Taco Bells 


Comments: "Lettuce shot out 
at Sarah when this burrito was 
opened. Upon observation this 

was the most violent burrito." 

"There wasn't really enough 
lettuce. I'm a big lettuce person." 
- Missy 

"Cheese was melted - awe- 
some!" - Heather 


Comments: "Should have been 
called the 'bean & rice burrito.' I 
got a rotten tomato!" -Heather 

"The burrito on Shallo^vford 
was just that - shallow." -Alex 

"It was stuffed and big - and 
that was awesome... but where 
was the lettuce?" - Missy 

East Brainerd: 

Comments: "East Brainerd 
was a no-brainer. This burrito 
was soft & supple." -Heather 

"I'm speechless... mrrrf mrrrf 
mnrf." -Missy 

"I've gotta come up with a 
quote!" -Alex 

"It's aesthetic beauty astound- 
ed me!" -Sarah 



t Brainerd 

Sour Cream 


Overall Satisfaction 

12 3 4 5 


Even Distribution 

Overall Satisfaction 

Question of the week 

If someone gave you a free banana, what would you do with it? 

"I'd find a 
and give it 
to him." 

Eyren Yepez 

Paulette Greene 

"Turn it 
into a 

"I don't 
even like 

bananas. I 





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Overall Satisfaction 


12 3 4 5 

Classifieds and Personals 

To the students, 

The Southern Accent is giving 
the opportunity to all students to 
place classifieds in our publica- 
tion. You can do so by emailing 
us your information at accen- 

In addition, you can send per- 
sonals to the same address. 
Included in these personals 
should be y our name and infor- 
mation you would like others to 

know about yourself. You can 
also send out birthday greetings 
to your friends, but these \vill be 
chosen on a first come, first 
serve basis, and should be sent 
in for the week after publishing 
(for e.vample if the paper comes 
out on September 15, birthday 
information should be for the 
following week). Thank you and 
God bless. 
Omar Bourne 


■ (alumni '87) asked Joy Biegel to m 
-f Ml. Gannet, the highciit point in \ 
nbing the highest points in the US. 

Elizabeth Blackerby 

Staff Writer 

• ,nH Wrieht delivered the sermon. 
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homecoming celebration Many ^^^^ ,^^ 

This celebration included ™^7f„ t^e poUnck to enjoy 
A^ong the many area -"'« P-^^g .g.^t t^t; 
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McDonald Road Church, it is 

service lui u.^f 

fellowship and a meal. 

Chattanooga First Seventh- 
day Adventist Church is home 

not as 

This new building that can 
be seen from the interstate 
just before the Hamilton Place 
Mall is the new home of the 
Chattanooga First Seventh- 
day Adventist Church. 

"The beautiful new sur- 
roundings match the spirit in 
the church," said Amy Greene, 
a senior nursing major. "I see 
Jesus there in the sincerity of 
the people and the pastor." 

After spending 44 years 
located at 400 Tunnel Blvd. in 
downtown Chattanooga, 

Chattanooga First made the 
move to their new home at 
7450 Standifer Gap Road in 
Hamilton County. 

"The new location provides 
many important advantages 
and many new challenges," 
said Nick lonashku, a 2005 

Thursday, September 15, 2001; 

T he Polls 

Questions from a poll of 1,004 Spirituality at Southern, 

Americans by Newsweek and Religious preference of 2,390 
Beliefnet:* undergraduates: 

graduate from Southern's the- associate or student pastors, 
ology program and previous Tlie church was packed with 

The ChattanooEi. First Seventh-day Adventist Church opened 11 
buUding on Standifer Gap road Aug. 27 . 

tion is to the success of the to a number of Southern stu- 

church body as he recognized dents. Matthew Lucio, a jumor 

the different roles members theology major and one ot 

had played during the previ- Chattanooga First's student 

ous years, big or small. Fuller pastors, said he enjoys bemg 
said that this included six for- 
pastors and 13 former 

How important is spirituality in 
your daily life? 

Very important 57^ 

Somewhat important 27% 

Not too important 7?^ 

Not at all important 7% 

Don't know 2* 

Why do you practice reUgion? 

To forge a personal relation- 
ship with God 39% 

To help you be a better person, 
Uve a moral life 30% 

To find peace and happiness 


•Statistics from the Sept. 5. 
2005 issue of Newsweek maga- 


Assemblies of God 

Baptist 1 


Christian 1 

Church of Christ 

Church of God 

Latter-Day Saints 








Roman Catholic 

Seventh-day Adventist 

2273 1 
Southern Baptist 

student pastor. "This 
unbeatable combination in 
which to develop one's spiritu- 
al gifts," lonashku said. 
On Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 

many conference leaders, pre .-j , - - 

vious members and pastors Chattanooga First 
gathered with Chattanoog 


rout church family. Conference President Ed 


"I think it carries with it a 
sense of newness," said Lucio. 
"There is the general feeling of 
a clean slate to start new pro- 
grams, activities, and that the 
members can he proud of their 
church. This enthusiasm is 
key to building momentum for 
!, and two selections by outreach, inviting people to 
choir, visit, and other church pro- 
1 a n d grams. It's pretty electric." 

nearly 600 people for the spe 
cial gathering. The service 
included three baptisms, a 
reunion performance by mem- 
bers of the women's chorus 

Hot topics during Hot Potatoes 

Dr. Ron Clouzet, dean of 
the School of ReUgion, said 
The first Hot Potatoes Over that these meetings are a min- 
Lunch meeting of the year istry to the campus, 
drew a larger audience than "Since the biggest ques- 
previous years and gave stu- tions are probably about life, 
dents the chance to ask tough the Bible, and God, religion 
spiritual questions. professors decided to become 

The Sept. i lunch meeting a resource to inquiring minds 

led by professors from on those biggest of all i 

the School of Religion. Nearly he said. "We do not pretend to 

25 students came, which is Itnow everything nor know all 

double the regular attendance the answers, but we believe 

of last year's meetings. we c 

Dr. Steve Bauer, one of the 
professors, said he was 
thrilled at the turnout. 

"People are getting used to 
the idea that this is here and gling witli faith, 
they can participate," said "My question was basically 
Bauer. 'What can I do to help that 

Hot Potatoes, named after typeof person?'" she said, and 
a book about controversial added that the question was 
Adventist issues, began last answered satisfactorily. 
year when students expressed "I wrote down several 
interest for a place to discuss books that they [the profes- 
their spiritual questions. sors] recommended and the 

1 help." 
Shelly Haviland, a sopho- 
lore mathematics major, 
ame to the meeting to find 
friend strug- 

cballenge; that they raised for 
my friend," she said. "They 
helped me to understand 
where he was coming from." 

Sean Reed, a senior theolo- 
gy student, asked about the 
meaning of Romans 5 but did 
not get the answer he expect- 

"I was expecting a little 
more in-depth discussion," he 
said. "I think I was a little dis- 

He said he wished for 
Biblical reference. 

"I would like to see 
saying, 'Look at this 
instead of assuming 
knows the text." 

Both Haviland and Reed 
said they intend to ask more 
questions at future meetings. 
Hot Potatoes meets during 
lunch the first Thursday of 
every month in the 
Presidential Banquet Room. 

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Lynn Taylor 
Opinion Editor 


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Awareness ribbons overdone God revealed in Katrina 

It seems we have another 
trend in America. Every color 
of rainbow (plus some more) 
has been assimilated into the 
form of an awareness ribbon. 
These ribbons have noble 
roots, the first one was red, 
and was to promote aware- 
ness about AIDS. 

Now, however, we have 
green pins for manic depres- 
sion, light grey ribbons for 
lung cancer awareness (might 
I point out the similarity 
between what causes the 

majority of lung cancer and 
the color they chose for the 
ribbon?) to yellow ribbons for 
'support our troops' and blad- 
der cancer (again, the color 
choice), and Lance Armstrong 
(are we being aware of him, or 
testicular cancer)? I admit it, 
I've worn a pink one; my 
grandmother died of breast 
cancer, and it's a prevalent 
disease in my family. But I. 
don't wear the other colors 
that I could; slightly darker 
grey for diabetes (my father 
has that), red for giving blood 
(yes, they're stepping on 
AIDS' toes), brown for colon 
cancer (my grandfather died 
of that), or dark blue for edu- 
cation (We could all wear that 
one, should we order 3,000)? 

I saw one today that was 
light blue with paw prints all 
over it. "Please Spay or Neuter 
Your Pet." I believe in control- 
ling the pet population, after 
all, one fertile female dog can 
give birth to 3,600 puppies in 
her life. But an awareness rib- 
bon? Really? 

Causes need originality. 
Awareness for heart disease in 

women went with a little red 
dress. A cute, well designed 
dress that Swarovski made 
into a pin. Classy. Original. 

Personally, I can't remem- 
ber which color goes with 
what, except for breast cancer 
awareness, or as I heard it 
put, "Protect the breasts in 
their natural environment." I 
don't know what 
orange, black, 






Now, we have 
dark grey ribbon to make us 
aware of Katrina. Is anyone 
unaware of Katrina? Do you 
have conversations, and have 
someone say, "What? Wlio's 
Katrina?" I think everyone in 
America has a grasp on what 
happened in New Orleans. 

Should we stop wearing 
these ribbons? Possibly not, 
but yes. At least limit yourself 
to two magnetic ribbons per 
car, please. 

A giant flying fetus ripped 
through New Orleans t^vo wp eks 
ago, rebuking the city for having 
so many abortion clinics. So says 
one religious group regarding 
Hurricane Katrina whose shape 
apparently resembled a fetus. 

Al Qaeda operative Abu 
Musab al-Zarqawi says 
Hurricane Katrina signals the 
beginning of the end for the 
United States. Apparently 
Katrina was sent to punish the 
United States for its involvement 

The people of New Orleans 
were living in rampant deca- 
dence and sin. That's why God 
sent Hurricane Katrina to the 
home of Mardi Gras— to destroy 
this bastion of immorality. Yet 
another e.'cplanation for the 'why' 
question everyone is asking. 

Notice the common thread 
woven into each of these rather 
ridiculous claims: God (or Allah) 
sent the hurricane. Not the God I 
serve! People seem quick to give 
God the credit for natural disas- 
ters when I'm sure He wants 

nothing to do with it- 
How many times have we 
heard these events described as 
"acts of God?" That's an insur- 
ance adjustor's favorite term. An 
act of God is a busload of 
Southern students helping clean 
up at Bass Memorial Academy. 
It's a vanload of Southern nurs- 
ing students bringing relief to 
the un-entered areas of the Deep 

God's involvement in 
Hurricane Katrina lies not in a 
large-scale display of wrath. 
Rather, God is present in the 
aftermath. He has rolled up his 
sleeves, sloshed through the 
water, rescued trapped residents 
from their homes, and handed 
out water bottles to the thirsty 
victims. No doubt He has shed a 
few tears as well. 

Where is God among all the 
devastation? I see Him on the 
news everyday in the selfless acts 
of His people helping their 

If we've learned anything, I 
pray we've learned this: Don't 
love the world. Love tlie people 
in the world. For they are our 
greatest link to God. 

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Steak Strips 8oz Package 

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Winter Squash and lots of MUMS 

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Thursday, September 22, 2005 

See what Campus 
Safety is up to now. 
Pg. 12 

Chatter Box 

students react to 
Bush's lack of reaction 
to Hurricane Katrina 


CoUegedale, Tenn. 

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Current events Pg. 4 

Lifestyles Pg. 6 

Religion Pg. 8 

Opinion Pg. 9 

Sports Pg. 10 

Crossword Pg. 11 

Cartoons Pg. 12 

Writing help 
now offered 

This year, Southern has a 
new resource for struggling 
college students. The writing 
center, designed to help stu- 
dents with their papers, 
opened earlier this month on 
the second floor of McKee 

Writing center director 
Debbie Higgens said the cen- 
ter is for "any student writini; 
any paper for any class." 

Equipped with six tutors, a 
few resource books, and a con- 
venient schedule, the writing 
center has one aim: to help 
students take their writing 
projects to the next level. 

"We want to turn writing 
into a fun experience - not a 
scary task," said Kelly 
McFarland, writing center 

Students who stop by the 
writing center will find a 
relaxed atmosphere where the 
tutors tease each other good- 
naturedly and laugh with their 
students freely as they work. 

Students looking for help 
can expect more than just a 
good time. A tutoring session 
involves hard work. 

"People don't need to think 
of us as an editing service," 
McFariand said. "We're 
teaching as much as we're 

McFarland said that in a 
typical session, a tutor will 
start by looking over the first 
third of a paper for structure 
and for common errors. Then 
the student becomes involved. 

"We'll spend quite a bit of 
time talking with students, 
seeing how they feel about 
their papers and bouncing 
ideas off each other," 
McFarland said. 

Each session is limited to 
30 minutes, which means that 
students should come pre- 
pared. "If you have a lot of 
problems with your paper, 
we're only going to get to work 
on one or two problems," 
Higgens said. 

Students say a lot can hap- 
pen in thirty minutes. "[The 
tutors] know what they're say- 
ing. I like it when people are 
on target and can tell you what 
you need to do," said Bhenna 
Toussaint, a freshman pre- 
med/nursing major. 


Volume. 61, Issue. 4 

Southern students assist 

saving a 17-ycar-old male at Signal Point, Saturday evening. 

Students act as good Samaritans 

Twelve Southern students 
rescued an injured 17-year-old 
boy Saturday during an after- 
noon hike on Signal Mountain, 

"I really believe it was God's 
providence that led us to that 
spot at that time," said Doug 
Baasch, a freshman music per- 
formance major and one of the 

Baasch, Barry Howe, David 
Gerrans, Jonathan Gerrans, 
Luke Whiting, Jonathan 

Reynolds, Jeff Tatarchuk, Jason 
Ortega, Brian Glass, Lindsay 
Smith, Audrey Taylor and 
Thomas Beihl had been hiking 
for about 20 minutes near 
Signal Point when they saw 
ropes leading down 400 - 500 
feet to a clearing where rescue 
workers were attending to the 

The young man, whose name 
is not being released, was taken 
up the mountain using a rope 
pulley system and then to 
Erlanger Hospital in 


Amy Max\veII wth Hamilton 
County Emergency Services 
said the young man fell 50 feet 
from a bluff on Signal 
Mountain. He suffered two bro- 
ken legs, along with other 

Gerrans, a freshman com- 
puter science major, said, "I 
thank God that we were able to 
be there at the right time and 
that we were able to provide 
some assistance in the rescue." 

CoUegedale Police arrest two after bike theft 

Two Southern students 
were arrested and taken to 
Hamilton County Jail Friday 
afternoon after the CoUegedale 
Police were called to Talge 
Hall to investigate possible 
stolen property, according to 

According to the police 
report, Kevin Young and 
Esmond Tupito took a bike 
from a storage room using 
Tupito's janitorial access card. 
They used parts from it to 
repair Tupito's own bike, then 
returned the bike to storage. 
They took the bike a second 
time to get more parts, this 
time leaving it in Young's 
room. The bike was found in 
Young's room by maintenance 

personnel Friday. 

Caleb Fischer, owner of the 
bike, said he left it in the bicy- 
cle storage room over the sum- 
mer. Fischer looked for the 

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Magdiel Lorenzo (middle) showa 
his support for Kevin Young 
(right) and Esmond Tupito 
(righl),by wearing a "Free 
Esmond and Kevin" T-shirt. 

bike Thursday and returned 
Friday to check other storage 
rooms. When the bike wasn't 

found, Fischer said Office 
Manager Karen Morgan called 
Dean Carl Patterson, who then 
notified Campus Safety. 

Campus Safety called the 
CoUegedale Police. Young and 
Tupito were arrested on two 
counts of burglary, t^vo counts 
of breaking and entering, and 
one count criminal conspiracy, 
Young said. 

"The cops brought [Young] 
out in handcuffs." Fischer said. 
"I felt bad for him because, in 
all honesty, the bike wasn't 
worth it." Fischer said 

Young apologized to him and 
said he thought the bike had 
been abandoned. 

Young and Tupito were 
held in the Hamilton County 

See Jail Pg. 2 


Jail until Monday evening, 
Tupito said. University 
President Gordon Bietz said 
their bail was posted by the 
men's deans and Bill WoWers, 
the vice president of student 

"When the law is broken on 
campus, it has been standard 
operating procedure for the 
police to be notified," Bietz said. 
"It's certainly important for stu- 
dents to understand the com- 
mandment 'thou shalt not 
steal,' especially with people liv- 
ing so close together." 

Young and Tupito appeared 
in court Wednesday where the 
charges were reduced from 
felonies to misdemeanors, 
Young said. Tlieir records will 
be cleared if they stay in school 
and pay tuition until tlie next 
court date, Dec. 14, 2005. 


Staff Wr!IE?_ 

Students clapped, cheered 
and laughed in the CoUegedale 
church while listening to 
Chaplain Ken Rogers describe 
his first kiss. 

Rogers' first kiss and other 
relationship issues were the fea- 
ture of the fall week of prayer, 
Sept. 12-16, which focused on the 
Song of Solomon. 

"We've asked the school to get 
ready to turn on the fire sprin- 
klers because on Friday," Rogers 
paused, -we're going to talk 

As the daily speaker, Rogers 
shared verses from Song of 
Solomon, relating them to God's 
ideal for dating, courtship, 
engagement, marriage and the 

"I believe God is interested in 
our dating lives," he said and 
then warned students not to 
compromise to be recognized. 

"Some of your relationships 
are like photographs: they're 
developed in dark places," 
Rogers said. Dating requires cul- 

tivation and respect, he said, and 
is time spent together wthout 


Tesha Gitoiore, a semor and 
nursing major, said it is time the 
university addressed the top.c of 

dating. „ , ,. , 

■Usually if ifsnottalkedabout, 

then there's not the discipleslup 

on how Christians should date, 

she said. "Otherwise it's trial and 

error. But there's so much more 

you can learn from the Bible." 

Gordon Bietz, university presi- 
dent, said that he admired 
Roger's courage for covering dat- 
ing and sex. 

"The media talks about it, the 
movies iUustrate it, music cele- 
brates it, and it is in the Bible," 
Bietz said. "To ignore it is to have 
our moral heads m the sand." 

Rogers said he felt impressed 
to tackle the subject. 

"Many faculty were apprecia- 
tive that %ve were able to speak 
about the topic from the pulpit, 
and provide the proper envkon- 
ment for the whole student body 
to explore God's ideal for relation- 
ships," he said 

Pastor Ken Rogers spoke on the Soi 

One student made the com- 
parison to Christ and the 
church. Saralyn MacPhee, a 
sophomore nursing major, said 
faithfulness is similar to us 
waiting and staying pure for our 
future mates, like we are faithful 
in waiting for Christ to come 

were able to experience a purd 
holy celebration after their vomI 
were exchanged, Rogers saifl 
that is what he wants foi| 
Southern students. 

"God wants you to ha 
place in your relationships,' hil 
said. "Holy sex is pleasing to fei 
male and female and tl| 
Almighty God." 

School of Nursing renovates building 

The School of Nursing has 
temporarily moved to Lynn 
Wood Hall as part of the New 
Dimensions for Healing cam- 
paign. The campaign began 
when the former dean of nurs- 
ing, Phil Hunt, took a sabbati- 
cal in the summer of 2003 and 

The Southern Accent 


Mait Bar 
Alex Mat 

Iw mtlau voice since 1926 

Omar Bourne 

Rodin George Christie Aguirre 

Michael CRAivrRi;E Som'A Reaves 

began ideas for expansion. 
Since then, $1.4 million has 
been raised for the project, 
with $1.6 million still needed. 
"100 percent of the faculty 
have pledged their own money 
to help," said Lorella Howard, 
associate professor of nursing. 
The Mazie Herin Hall is 
named for the person on the 
first chair of the Southern 
Missionary College nursing 
department, according to 
Southern's School of Nursing 
website. This building was 

built in 1975 to accommodate 
the growing nursing program, 
having two class rooms and 
only 200 students. Now there 
are 549 undergraduate nursing 
students and 70 graduate stu- 

"The campaign will expand 
the dimensions of the nursing 
building, but more important- 
ly, it will expand the dimen- 
sions of our programs, expand 
our capacity to teach, and 
expand the ability of our stu- 
dents to heal and care for oth- 

ers," according to the website,! 
The renovated Herin Hall 
will enlarge the skills lab, whaT 
space on the first floor \4 
increase, allowing room i<m 
two more classrooms, a largJ 
learning resource centHJ 
another seminar room andf 
student lounge. The seconj 
floor will have a large cm 
room, and larger faciilW oM 
along with other impro^i 
ments. The completion date^ 
set for fall of 2007. 

Outdoor education majors go wild 

Elisa Fisher 
Nik.\ra Robinson 
Ji',ssiCA Landess 

Meussa Maracle Valerie Walker 


Ethan Nkana Kathy Brownlow 

Laure Chamberlain 

Last week four outdoor edu- 
cation majors and several 
Southern staff members teamed 
up with students from around 
the country for intensive mlder- 
ness training at Boundary 
Waters Canoe Area. 

On Sept. 4, Dr. Carl Swafford 
of the School of Education & 
Psychology and the group left 
Southern for the 12-day trip. 
Southern makes this trip yearly 
to this federal nature preserve 
near the Minnesota/Canada 
border. Students, who paid 
$600 plus tuition, got up to 10 
hours of credit in classes rang- 
ing from ecology education to 
outdoor ministries. Common 
activities included canoeing on 
the nearly 1,200 miles of lakes 
and rivers, hiking, fishing, prac- 

ticing basic camping skills, and ern lights and hearing 

honing their leadership abili- wolves howl at night ma e 

tjgs — ^,.:^„^fl ^iff<^rpnt from ev 

Krystal Morris 

experience different from ev . 
■ classes. "Not only did neJJ 

Aaron Meyer, Krystal Eddileman and Erin Hull fleft to risbt' ^ 
beneath a sheer rock wall during their wilderness training- 
outdoor education student, about myself, I '^^"TQiqut-'l 
completed all 10 hours of credit, firom others, from tech 
However, watching the north- leadership to ggeWil^^^' 

Thursday, September 22, 2005 


The Southern Accent 3 

Church votes to extend call for new pastor 

Wild cont. 

continued from P.2 

Omar Bourne 
Lynn Taylor 

The Collegedale Church 
board held a special meeting 
Monday to vote on extending 
j the call for head pastor to 
Tony Anobile, executive secre- 
tary of the Arizona 

Among the issues discussed 
were Anobile's values for pas- 
torship- Questions arose about 
Anobile's ability to meet the 
needs of the congregation at 
Collegedale and possibly 
heighten student involvement 
in church services. 

Ken Rogers, chaplain, said 
Anobile is a capable candidate 
' for the position, because of his 
successful pastoral experience 
and his close connection with 
young people. 

"The search committee is 
looking for someone with good 
preaching skills coupled with 
administrative experience, 
and he exceeds in both of 
those areas," Rogers said. 

Rogers added that he was 
encouraged by Anobile's com- 
mitment to minister directly to 
university students. 

Anobile is currently the 
executive secretary of the 
Arizona Conference of 
Seventh-day Adventists. He 
has also served as assistant to 
the president of the Southern 
California Conference and sec- 

retary and youth director in 
the Arizona Conference. 

University President 

Gordon Bietz is confident in 
Anobile's abilities to become 
the next pastor at Collegedale. 

"I feel very optimistic. He's 

a very personable man, and he 
has a very intentional focus on 
involving university students 
in the church," he said. 

Anobile has not yet 
responded to the unanimously 
voted proposal. 

skills in the outdoors such as 
canoe strokes, portaging with a 
canoe on your shoulders, cook- 
ing delicious food over an open 
fire, and using a canoe." 

Each member of the group 
planned the activities for one 
day of the trip, focusing on their 
academic area. 

"It's really hands-on," said 
Mikhaile Spence, graduate stud- 
ies coordinator in the School of 
Education & Psychology. 

In order to complete a class, 
students listened to lectures and 
put into practice what they 
learned. They are now required 
to write a paper for each class. 

Each participant carried 
their own supplies during the 
trip including their food and 
canoes, Spence said. They were 
also taught to practice mini- 
mum impact training, also 
called the "Leave No Trace" 

Aaron Meyer, a senior out- 
door education major, recom- 
mends the trip to other outdoor 
education majors. 

"[For] anyone wanting to 
experience nature, Boundary 
Waters is a great place to do it, 
and the trip was more than I 
expected," Meyer said, 

Online registration system 
receives mixed reviews 

A new online registration 
system checklist, designed to 
make the process of registra- 
tion easier received mixed 
responses from both students 
and faculty. — 

Information Systems began 
planning the program in 
January, and opened it to reg- 
istration July 18, 2005. 
Southern Adventist 

University has used online 
registration since 2003, but 
some of the crucial steps 
not available. 

"Other different steps 
people had to go through were 
getting missed," said Henry 
Hicks, director of IS. 

In order to make registra- 
tion easier for both students 
and adN-isors, the new pro- 
gram was designed. The 
process is now a simple 
checklist with all the informa- 
tion and a bar to show the 

Ad\'isors now have features 
that allow them to view stu- 
dents' profiles and informa- 
j: tion easily. 

"For me, it was very good," 

said Dr. Marcus Sheffield, an 
English professor and general 
studies advisor, "It's very nice 
to have everything right at 
your fingertips." 

On the other hand. 

_1827 studeits cxrt; of 
2390 tised the systan 
-aHnxoc. 76% 

129 airisacs oat of 138 
used the online systan 

many students didn't even 
know about the new system. 

Maria Thomas, a sopho- 
more nursing student, said 
she never saw the informa- 
tion, adding that it would 
have been easier than walking 
all over campus to register. 

-This is the first I've heard 
of it," said Jonathan Mills, a 
junior history major. 

Amanda Tortal, a sopho- 
more elementary education 
student, said she wished she 
and her friends knew about 
the online registration earlier. 

"We had no idea what we 
were supposed to do to come 
back to Southern. We were 
lost," Tortal said. 

Other students who com- 
pleted the online process said 
it was a waste of time. 

"I thought it was point- 
less," said Jason Parker, a 
sophomore history major. 

Since the system is so new, 
students who missed the 
online system were still able 
to register in other ways, such 
as through their advisor or 
the records office. 

Joni Zier, director of 
Bcords, said that soon online 
egistration will be the only 

"Come November, every- 
one's going to have to do it," 
Zier said. 

Hicks said there are still 
improvements to be made, 
including a step for health 
services and adding more 
information for advisors. In 
the near future, he hopes to 
make registering for classes 

"^^ Hicks said, "We're hoping 
to simplify that for next tune. 

During Asian Gym Night Saturday the mem- 
bars of the Asian Club and other students got 
together in A.W. Spalding Elementary School 
Gym for an evening of snacks, games and 
activities After sundown worship beginning at 
8 p m., participants teamed up for a Filipino 
game called pic pac boom. The rest of the 
evening teams competed in games basket- 
ball and volleyball. The evening concluded at 
11 p.m. 

Thursday, Septe ^ib^;:";^ 


Teen girl joins 
Chicago 'cult' 

Dfis Moines, Iowa (AP)- The 
archbishop of the Roman 
Catholic Archdiocese of 
Dubuque has banned a 
Chicago-based religious com- 
munity from meeting in any of 
the diocese's facilities after 
some families accused the 
group of using "cult-like" tac- 

Archbishop Jerome Hanus 
said last week he could no 
longer remain silent about 
Love Holy Trinity Blessed 
Mission. The diocese said it 
was concerned about the secre- 
tive nature of the group, its 
leader's authoritarian 

approach, possible harm to 
families and evidence of "char- 
acteristics of a cult." He could 
find no evidence of "appropri- 
ate formation in Catholic the- 
ology" in the mission leader's 
teachings, which he said are 
"close to fundamentahsm." 

Dick Vogt, a mission mem- 
ber who donated a 400-acre 
farm near Bellevue where the 
community plans to create a 
retreat center, denies the accu- 
sations. He said the group's 
leader, Agnes Kyo McDonald, 
is unavailable for comment 
"because of the persecution" of 
her group. 

Monsignor James Barta, the 
archdiocesan vicar general, 
said the archdiocese was 
pushed to take action following 
the outcry over 19-year-old 
Ashley Fahey, who disap- 
peared after telling her parents 
she was going to become a sis- 
ter with the community. 

Fahey's family says they 
have been cut off from her 
since, but have been told she's 
in a convent in Chicago run by 
the mission, which claims 
roots in the Catholic Church. 

Mission members say there 
are several hundred people 
involved in the group, mainly at 
its headquarters in Chicago but 
also in five Iowa communities, 
Vogt, who lives in Dubuque, 
said the mission is trying to 
establish itself as a new order. 

Since October, members 
have purchased lo apartment 
buildings for more than $2 md- 
lion in downtown Dubuque, 
according to city records, to 
generate revenue to become 

He said Fahey has entered a 
"period of discernment" of her 
own free will and doesn't want 
to talk to the media or her fam- 

CurrenlEve nts _ 
Rita whirls 165-mp: 

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - 
Hospital and nursing home 
patients were evacuated and as 
many as i million other people 
were ordered to clear out along 
the Gulf Coast on Wednesday as 
Hurricane Rita turned into a 
150-mph monster that could 
pummel Texas and bring more 
misery to New Orleans by 
week's end. 

Having seen what 145-mph 
Hurricane Katrina did three 
weeks ago, many people were 
taking no chances as Rita 
swirled its way across the Gulf 
of Mexico. 

The federal government was 
eager to show it, too, had 
learned its lesson after being 
criticized for its sluggish 
response to Katrina. It rushed 
hundreds of truckloads of 
water, ice and ready-made 
meals to the Gulf Coast and put 
rescue and medical teams on 

By early afternoon, Rita was 
a Category 4 storm centered 
more than 700 miles southeast 
of Corpus Christi, with winds of 
150 mph. Forecasters predicted 
it would come ashore Saturday 
along the central Texas coast 
between Galveston and Corpus 
Christi. But even a slight right- 
ward turn could prove devastat- 
ing to New Orleans. 

The death toll from Katrina 

This satellite image made available from tlie National Ocea 
Hurricane Rita northeast of the Yucatan peninsula at 3:15 1 

aTong the Gulf Coast climbed 
past 1,000 Wednesday to 1,036. 
The body count in Louisiana 
alone was put at 799 by the state 
Health Department. 

In New Orleans, the Army 
Corps of Engineers raced to 
patch the cit>''s fractured levee 
system for fear the additional 
rain from Rita could swamp 
the walls and flood the city all 
over again. The Corps said 
New Orleans' levees can only 

handle up to 6 inches of rain 
and a storm surge of 10 to 12 

"The real lesson (from 
Katrina) that I think the citi- 
zens learned is that the people 
in Alabama, Louisiana and 
Mississippi did not leave in 
time," said Galveston Mayor 
Lyda Ann Thomas. 

As Rita swirled away from 
Florida, thousands of resi- 
dents who evacuated the Keys 

began returning to find t 
the storm had caused litlj 
more than minor floodiE 

As of Wednesday 
meterologists said Ritagai 
strength with high winds a 
classified her as a r 

Rita is the 17th n^m 
storm of the Atlantic 1 
cane season. The hurrici^ 
season is not over until I 

Korea demands reactors^ 

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SEOUL , South Korea (AP) 

North Korea insisted 
Tuesday it won't dismantle its 
nuclear weapons program 
until the U.S. gives it civilian 
nuclear reactors, casting doubt 
on a disarmament agreement 
reached a day earlier. 

Washington reiterated its 
rejection of the reactor 
demand and joined China in 
urging North Korea to stick to 
the agreement announced 
Monday in which it pledged to 
abandon all its nuclear pro- 
grams in exchange for eco- 
nomic aid and security assur- 

U.S. officials dismissed the 

"This is not the agreement 
that they signed, and we'll give 
them some time to reflect on 
the agreement they signed," 
State Department spokesman 
Sean McCormack said. 

The announcement Monday 

that North Korea would 
mantle existing weapons J 
stop building new ones,cr 
nating two years of barga» 
contained no deadlines ' 
few details. The six 1 
the talks agreed to meeH! 
in November. . 

The issue was sidesW 

The North, however, i 
to immediately press*' 

Japan swiftly ]<""<«' J 
United States in rejectin! 
demand. , 

China, North Koreas 
est ally in the talks. 
Pyongyang to join tnj 
negotiating partners in_ 
menting the commitw<^ 
"a serious manner. ^ 

South Korea remaineo^ 
mistic, with its po'O' " 
North Korea relaoo"' ' 
the country's latest J'»j 
isn't likely to derail ths 

Thursday, September 22, 2005 

The Southern Accent 5 

Current Events 

Searching for survivors 

Florida Task Force 1 member Jorge Remedies climbs Uirough a mmlow to search a house for sur 
vivors and corpses, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, in the 9tl. Ward ■»'*«" 0"-'«»"'=-^'="'''.'=" . „„„ 
smashed IhrouEh doors in New Orleans on Wednesday, bringing their hunt for the dead to homes 
rathad hee""ocked and to blocks hardest hi, by Katrina's flooding. (AP Photo/Paul Sancy.) 

Roberts Picks Up Democratic Support 

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Chief Justice-nominee Jolin Roberts, 
his confirmation secure, picked up support from fractured Senate 
Democrats on Wednesday as President Bush met lawmakers to 
discuss a second vacancy on the Supreme Court. The Senate 
Judiciarj' Committee's senior Democrat, Patrick Leahy of 
Vermont, announced his endorsement shortly after lea\'ing the 
White House. That guaranteed bipartisan backing for Roberts in 
Thursday's scheduled vote by the committee. 

Katrina's Death Toll Climbs Past 1,000 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Searchers smashed through doors in 
New Orleans on Wednesday, bringing their hunt for the dead to 
homes that had been locked and to blocks hardest hit by Katrina's 
flooding. Behind those doors, officials said they expected a 
sharply escalating body count even as the overall death toll passed 
1,000. "There still could be quite a few, especially in the deepest 
flooded areas," said U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Jeffrey Pettitt, who is 
overseeing the retrieval of bodies. "Some of the houses, they 
haven't been in yet." Officials said searchers are beginning to find 
more children, ^^_ 

New Orleans anticipates Rita 


Bars, restaurants and shops 
had just begun showing signs 
of life when the mayor sus- 
pended the reopening of the 
city and ordered nearly everj'- 
one to leave town again as a 
new hurricane headed toward' 
the Gulf of Mexico. 

The call for another evacua- 
tion came after repeated warn- 
ings from top federal officials, 
including President Bush, that 
New Orleans was not safe 
enough to reopen. Federal offi- 
cials warned that Tropical 
storm VSta could breach the 
city's weakened levees and 
swamp New Orleans all over 

There appeared to be little 
effort to enforce Mayor Ray 
Nagin's new evacuation order 
Tuesday morning. 

Rita strengthened into a 
hurricane and lashed the 
Florida Keys ^vith Tieavy rain 
Tuesday. Packing winds of lOO 
mph, the storm was expected to 
gain strength as it crossed the 
warm Gulf of Mexico and could 
hit Texas over the weekend. 
Officials warned it could 
instead veer off and hit 
Louisiana as early as Thursday. 

Maj. Arnold Strong of the 

Louisiana National Guard said 
three inches of rain from Rita 
could cause a levee break that 
could flood New Orleans again. 
He said the Guard is pulling 
back to the town of Alexandria 
"so we can go to wherever we 
need to go" later. 

"We want to handle this in 
an organized way," he said, "so 
we're planning for the worst." 

The president was scheduled 
to make his fifth trip to the 
Hurricane Katrina zone on 
Tuesday to get an on-the- 
ground briefing on the cleanup 
and visit a business trying to 
get back on its feet. 

The death toll in Louisiana 
jumped by 90 to 736, as reced- 
ing floodwaters allowed search 
crews to reach more of the 
city's devastated neighbor- 
hoods. The toll across the Gulf 
Coast was 973- 

The mayor backtracked on 
Monday and abandoned his 
plan to quickly reopen Algiers, 
the French Quarter, Upto^vn 
and the Garden District to 
180,000 of New Orieans' half- 
million inhabitants over the 
next week. 

"Now we have conditions 
that have changed. We have 
another hurricane that is 

approaching us," Nagin said. 
He warned that the city's 
pumping system was not yet 
running at full capacity and 
that the levees were still very 

Nagin ordered resideiits 
who slipped back into the still- 
closed parts of the city to leave 

The city requested 200 
buses to assist in an evacua- 
tion. They would start running 
48 hours before landfall from 
the downtown convention cen- 
ter and a stadium in Algiers. 

Nagin had wanted to reopen 
New Orleans quickly to get the 
storm-battered city back in the 
business of luring tourists. 
Federal officials including the 
top man on the scene in New 
Orieans, Coast Guard Vice 
Adm. Thad Allen warned that 
such a move could be a few 
weeks premature, pointing out 
that much of the area does not 
yet have fiill electricity and still 
has no drinkable water, 9" 
service or working hospitals. 

The dispute over the reopen- 
ing was just the latest example 
of the lack of federal-local coor- 
dination that has marked the 
disaster practically firom the 

FDA OKs Breast Implants Under 

Conditions Washington (AP) _ a second manufacturer 
of silicone gel-filled breast implants moved a step closer to 
returning the implants to the market Wednesday, when the FDA 
announced that the company's products can be approved under 
certain conditions. The Food and Drug Administration did not 
detail what conditions were required of Inamed Corp. before its 
implant s would be approved for sale in the United States. 

Iraqis in Basra Slam 'British Aggression' 

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) _ Hundreds of Iraqi civilians and police- 
men, some waving pistols and AK-47S, rallied Wednesday in the 
southern city of Basra to denounce "British aggression" in the 
rescue of two British soldiers. The Basra governor threatened to 
end all cooperation with British forces unless Prime Minister 
Tony Blair's government apologizes for the deadly clash ivith 
Iraqi poUce. Britain defended the raid. 

Oil Prices Surge As Hurricane Rita Nears 

NEW YORK (AP) _ Crude-oil prices rose Wednesday as traders 
braced for the possibility that Hurricane Rita could smash into 
key oil facilities in Texas. Workers fled oil rigs in the Gulf of 
Mexico less than a month after Hurricane Katrina tore through 
the same region. Rita strengthened into a Category 5 hurncane 
late Wednesday with sustained winds of 165 mph, the National 
Hurricane Center said, and is likely to hit Texas, the heart of U.S. 
oil production. 

Commuter Train Jumps Tracks and Kills Two People 

CHICAGO (AP) A commuter train that jumped the tracks near 
doivntoivn, killing two people, was traveling nearly 60 mph above 
the speed limit just before the accident, the achng chairman of Uie 
National Transportadon Safety Board said. ,,„„„,,,„j 

Mark Rosenker said the Metra train was traveling at 69 mph and 
should not have been going faster than 10 mph when it switched 
tracks at a crossover beforejumping the tracks Saturday. 

"SWy-nine mUes an hour is very, very fast when you're dealmg 
widi aw-mile-an-hour restriction," he said, adding die mfonnation 
I^e from a preliminaiy reading of one of the train's diree Wack 

''TvLtigators also conducted a three-hour interview Sunday ivith 
die S engineer. The 41-year-old man had been on thejob for 45 
J ft„ cnmnletinE Metra's sk-mondi traimng program, which 
oOTrred. He also had worked for more than five years as a CSX 
•^Se^SSf;— ter tram was headed into Chicago 
from Joliet on Samrday morning wid, 185 passengers '""°" J,"!^! 
membe^ when its locomotive and five rail cars jumped die tracks 
iust soufli of downtown. Dozens of passengers were injureo. 

^e train began to derail as it switched tracks, stnkmg a steel 
bridgejust beyond thee 

Thursday, SeptemW J^T;;;^ 

Britni Brannon 
Alex Mattison 
Lifestyles Co Editor 



Fun, fast, not cafeteria food 

With only three on-campus 
eating choices, it becomes easy 
to feel bumed out with the 
options. And in light of the lim- 
ited access dorm students have 
to kitchen instruments, a 
microwave being the most 
accessible, here are a few easy, 
and hopefully enjoyable, 
recipes that don't make use of 
ovens, pots, frying pans or skil- 
lets. So while you study, devel- 
op your cooking skills with one 
of these: 

Dev*s Dorm Room 

Servings: 2 


4 cups water 

4 ounces spaghetti 

I (10.75 oz.) can condensed 

cream-of-mushroom soup 

1 tio oz.) package frozen 

broccoli florets 

_ cup French friend onions 


1. Place 4 cups water in a 2- 

quart microwave-safe dish 

2. Heat on high until bub- 
bling (about 15 minutes) 

3. Break pasta in half and 
drop into heated water 

4. Microwave on high for 10 
to 15 minutes, or until tender 

5. Drain and set aside (keep 

6. Cook broceoh according 
to microwave directions 

7. Add cooked broccoli to 
noodles, reserving liquid 

8. Stir in 1/4 cup fried 
onions and mushroom soup 

9. Add reserved broccoli hq- 

10. Toss thoroughly and top 
with remaining onions 

11. Cover and microwave on 
high for about 15 minutes, or 
until top is crunchy 

12. Let stand for a few min- 

13. Enjoy! 

(Found at http://maindish.all- 

Microwave Cake 

Servings: 12 (share some 
with friends) 


1 (18.25 oz.) package yellow 
cake mix 

_ cup applesauc( 


1. Mbi the box of cake mix, 
eggs, pie filling and applesauce 
till moist 

2. Using a microwave-safe 
bowl that has a microwave-safe 
cup or cone placed in the mid- 
dle of it (to mimic a bundt pan), 
pour mixture into the bowl 
around the cup 

4. Bake on high for 6 min- 
utes 30 seconds 

5. Turn and bake for another 
6 minutes 30 seconds on high 

5. Remove from oven and 
cover bowl with a dish and let 
stand for 5 minutes (this finish- 
es the cooking process) 

6. Turn cake over onto dish 
and remove cone (cup) for a 
delicious quick dessert 

7. Good hot with vanilla ice 
cream or whipped topping 

(Found at http://cake.all- 

Mini Pizzas 

Servings: 6 


1 package of 6 English 

1 small jar pizza sauce 

1 (8 oz.) package shredded 
Mozzarella cheese 

Favorite toppings of your 


1. Cut English muffins in half 
to create open-face slices 

2. Pour on sauce 

3. Add cheese 

4. Top with choice of top- 

5. Bake in microwave for 2 
minutes or until cheese is melt- 

(Found at 
and slightly altered) 

The editors of the lifestyles section would like every 

other issue of The Southern Accent to feature stu- 

'^ dent-written poems, lyrics and othervarious styles 

of creative writing. If you would like your creativity 

published, e-mail your submission to (Attribution can be listed as 
anonymous, but please make sure content is appro- 
priate and adheres to the Christian behefs of 
Southern and The Accent.) 

Life is a metamorphosis— 

What is today is never what it used to be, 

And rarely what it will be tomorrow. 

Yesterday there was innocence: the knowledge of a child. 
Yesterday there was simpUcity: the steady ticking of a 
Yesterday there was beauty: the very existence of a 

Seasons change and bleed into one another, 
Clouds disguise the sun-hours later, peel back to 

reveal its briUiance. 
Each day, flowers bask as they worship the heavens, 

Only at night to close their eyes and pray, 
As the heavens grow dim and their life is retumed- 
Remmders that life does not pause for the stand-bys. 
Change does not slow down for the hesitant heart. 

Today I am somebody. 
Though not the somebody I was the other day. 

Old traces of me have vanished- 
Like footsteps hidden by a blanket of fresh snow, 
i^ome can still be seen, though barely recognizable. 

nn^K \r^ ^? ^^' ^^"^ ^' i^ "^^^^ how it ends. 
Don t bother ^kmg, "Who was I?" or "Who am I?"- 
These have been decided 
Instead, ask yourself, "But who am I to be?" 

-Britni Brannon 

Chatter I 

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President Bush I 
responded too 
late to hurri- 
cane Katrina? 

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Thursday, September 22, 2005 

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Have you ever been de-val- 
ued, neglected, despised, or 
misunderstood? Perhaps it 
was a friend or a loved one 
who used to uplift you, and 
now betrays or ignores you? 
Or maybe it was a trusted 
friend with whom you shared 
intimate problems and per- 
sonal stories with? 

For example, as a result of 
some form of complication, a 
friend of yours suddenly turns 
against you as if they never 
knew you and perceives you in 
a manner which makes you 
feel detached from the human 

Consequently, pain and a 
broken heart, along with 
despondency, have been your 
daily symptoms. Sometimes 
you wonder when and how 
you could be cured from these 
symptoms and obtain the 
peace and good times that 
once existed between you and 
your loved one. 

Likewise, Christ feels the 
same way whenever we totally 
ignore him and completely 
veil our minds from the care 
and help He strongly desires 

For instance, Christ was 
betrayed by the same person 
whose feet He washed. Christ 
knew -Judas' selfishness but 

still showed him compassion 
by this act. Imagine the chas- 
tisement Christ endured just to 
redeem and give us eternal life. 
Envision the blisters, bruises, 
and fatigue He suffered. 
Picture the scene of how those 
rancorous nails pierced 
through His lumbrical muscles 
situated between the 

He (God) still 
offers us mercy 
even when we 
disappoint Him. 

metacarpals of His hands; the 
blood draining from His sev- 
ered arteries and veins, yet He 
still offers us mercy even when 
we disappoint Him. 

There is no substitute for 
Christ's death. If Jesus went 
through this extreme torture 
and died for us just to save 
every individual, why then 
should we hold envy, hatred, 
ingratitude, and vengeance 
toward the people who love or 
offend us? 

The Bible advises us to "be 
gentle and ready to forgive; 
never hold grudges" 
Colossians 3:13 TLB. 
Remember, the Lord forgave 
you, so you must forgive oth- 

ers As humans we will always 
offend people we love and dis- 
like, but because of the exam- 
ple of Christ's sacrifice, we 
ought to forgive. 

Forgiveness is one of the 
main attributes that defines 
us as Christians. Days, 
months, or years can not solve 
the conflict that exists 
between you and your friend. 
It can only be resolved if one 
of you forgives the other. Max 
Lucado wTOte in his book, "A 
Heart Like Jesus," that "rela- 
tionships don't thrive because 
the guilty are punished but 
because the innocent are mer- 

Humility comes before for- 
giveness. Rage and the hold- 
ing of grudges only makes us 
selfish and enables us to culti- 
vate the act of pride, but a for- 
giving heart: humbles us and 
makes us like Christ. 

On the other hand, an 
unforgiving heart debases the 
image of Christ in humanity 
and metastasizes vice in our 

The act of forgiveness 
brings peace and joy to our 
hearts. As a result, prayers are 
answered and Christ enriches 
us with His spiritual bless- 

Why don't you forgive your 
friend and allow Christ to 
dwell in your heart? 

Smile even when it hurts 

Kasandra Rodriguez 


Vitamin C sings to her 
audience to "...put a smile on 
your face, and make the world 
a better place..." So many 
times it seems that we neglect 
this simple little expression 
that can set off a chain reac- 
ption that really can make a 
difference to people every 
day. Besides the fact that it 
take less muscles to smile 
than to frown, it's fun to see 
how many people will smile 
with you. Smiling has no lan- 
guage or social barriers. 
Anyone can understand a 
smile. And down to its 
essence, why not smile? There 
are so many things to be 
happy and thankful for. Such 
as just having the chance to 
wake i^ alive to see another 
beauti^l day God has made, 
that He has given you the 
chance to live another day. 
Paul says in l Thessalonians 

5:16,18 "Rejoice always, [...] 
in everything give thanks; for 
this is the will of God in Christ 
,lesus for you." (NKJV) 

Now many people may 
comment that sure, it would 
be easier to smile if we didn't 
have all this stress of school, 
family, and work on us every- 
day. But I challenge you to 
look on how your life has 
gone. Sure I know it hasn't 
been always so glamorous and 
great, but it's through all 
these trials and God being 
with you that have made you 
the person you are today. 

James, in chapter i verses 2- 
5, writes "My brethren [and 
sisters], count it all joy when 
you fall into various trials, 
knowing that the testing of 
your faith produces patience. 
But let patience have its per- 
fect work, that you may be 
perfect and complete, lacking 
nothing. If any of you lacks 
wisdom, let him ask of God, 
who gives to all liberally and 
without reproach, and it will 
be given to him." (NKJV) 

Even when he was in 
prison, Paul praised God for 
being able to be a witness for 
Him! So whenever your smile 
IS being turned around by 
stress and pressures of this 
world, step back, take a 
breath, and start thanking 
God for all the blessings He 
has given you this day, and 
you'll find that your fro™ 
will turn upside down. 
Remember God loves you so 

WhaTdid you Iearr7 
from Week of Prayer? 

"The one thing that stuck with me was basicalkl 
how forgiveness is one of the pillars of a rcla- I 
tionship. You think of other things like commiJ 
ment as being one of the pillars, but if you ca,J 
forgive someone for the little things, yor ■ 
make it." 

-Ronald Odi« 

"I guess it helped me to want to give my heatt I 

to God and wait for the right person." | 

-Heidi Delotl 

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Thursday, September 22, 2005 

The Southern Accent 9 

Lynn Taylor 
Opinion Editor 

Jl ii\ 




Required community service not creating good will 

Community service should 
be voluntary, unless you've 
taken a plea from the district dents volunteers three hours a 
attorney- So why do so many week teaching small children 

of Southern's professors 
require that we go and volun- 
teer at various locations 
throughout Chattanooga? I 
can understand saying, "1 
expect you to do something 
helpful for your fellow man, 
Avrite a report on what you've 
dune during the semester that 
proves that you're not selfish 
:i4 hours a day." I think they 
would get more creative 
papers to read. Be vague. 
That scares us into the 
unknown, and then we tend to 
over-do it rather than under- 
do it. 

For example, you might 
find out that one of your stu- 

to spell, and that adds up to 
way more than ten cumulative 
hours in the semester. I admit 
it, you also run the risk of 
reading a paper about how 
one guy in the class "volun- 
teers" by telling girls how they 
rate on the one through ten 
scale of hotness. 

Don't misunderstand, 
Southern professors. I agree 
completely that we need to 
actually work on Community 
Service day in February, but 
we've run into the same prob- 
lem again - we feel guUted 
into giving our time and 
efforts, unless we happen to 
be abusing the caffeine that 
week. (Of course we've also 
reorganized our entire 

wardrobe by season and color, 
as well). 

Another factor you may not 
have taken into account is your 
students without cars. It is 
hard enough for us to get our 
friends to take us to Bi-Lo, so 
what makes you think that 
they'll take us downtown? Not 
to mention how expensive gas 
is these days - you do realize 
you're costing us another $30 
per semester? And that's only 
if we used one tank of gas 
doing this community service 

Southern is a university that 
calls one to action whether we 
hke it or not - it's so easy to be 
involved on-campus that many 
of us are committing more 

Your help needed in starting a church 
m North^TIhattanooga 

North River Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church 

Meeting in... 

St. Marks United Methodist Church 

701 Mississippi Ave 

Starts Saturday, Sept. 10 

Sabbath School 9:30 am 

Worship 11:00 am 

We need help in ail aspects of Worship 
(423) 238-4619 

All are welcome as they are.. 

time to extra-curricular activi- 
ties than our curricular ones. 
Mandating that we have one 
more thing to do in our semes- 
ter makes us resentful of the 
task rather than enthusiastic. 

For instance, one social 
work and family studies 
major may already volun- 
teer her time downtown at 
the WIC office every after- 
noon, while taking 16 
hours and spending al 
every Sunday at the ar 
shelter giving baths and 
cleaning out litter boxes, as 
well as being involved with 
Campus Ministries and as a 
mentor as well as a tutor. 
She's going to resent the 
assignment, and possibly you. 

Disappointed reader 

As a University of 
Tennessee at Chattanooga stu- 
dent residing in CoUegedale, I 
find myself reading The 
Southern Accent quite a bit. 
The student paper at UTC is 
full of liberal propaganda, as 
are many of the classes, and 
while I can tell which paper is 
from a Christian university as 
opposed to a secular one, 
oftentimes, unfortunately, the 
difference isn't very substan- 

I was disappointed to 
read a headline late last spring 
referring to an intramural 
hockey team called "Puck 
this." (You'd think a Christian 
university would have enough 
love for God to raise their 
standards and not allow some- 
thing like this.) I read a letter 
around the same time frame 
from a young lady saying that 
God saw us as "always 
enough." Not true. If we were 
always "enough", there would- 
n't have been the need for 
Jesus to be crucified, and God 
wouldn't chastise His children 
who are living in willful sin. 

Last week, Brian Lauritzen 
attacked those who referred to 
Hurricane Katrina as a pun- 
ishment from God. and his 
intensity against this very- 
possible theory outweighed 
his on-paper sympathy for the 
victims. Mr. Lauritzen showed 
dismay toward the idea that 
Hurricane Katrina could've 
been punishment for the abor- 
tions that have taken place in 
New Orieans. Sadly, there's no 
real evidence in his article to 
show that he opposes these 
abortions in the first place. 

Thursday, SeptembeT aj^^l 

Etlian Nkana 
Sports Editor 

^ Sluggers defeat 
One Love 

Reese Godwin 

When playing against the 
Sluggers, it would be beneficial 
to get off to a good start, keep- 
ing mistakes to a minimum. 
Unfortunately, last Monday, 
One Love didn't get that memo 
in time. Shortly after the start , 
Sluggers' team captain Robbie 
Doss hit a single to start the 
game. The sluggers got off to 
an early four-run lead, which 
was a direct reflection on the 
mistakes made by One Love in 
the outfield. Balls were consis- 
tently hit towards centerfield 
by the Sluggers, and even more 
consistently dropped by One 

As the second inning began, 
the Sluggers got a little more 
comfortable with their lead. 
Twin Sluggers Josh and Justin 


Unicorns trample Rebels 

The Unicorns added one 
more victory to their 5-0 record 
against the Rebels Thursday 
night at the VM Field #1. 
Captain of the Unicorns, Alex 
King, hit a horaerun in the top of 
the second inning to gain the 
lead right from the start. 

Unicorn third-baseman 
Andre Castelbuono started off 
the third inning with a solid hit 
out towards left field for a dou- 
ble. ScoH Davis followed with a 
strong hit, pushing Castelbuono 
to third base. Next up . outfield- 
er Ryan Lucht had a powerful 
single, bringing Castelbuono 
home, increasing the lead to two 

to get three outs, 
one luii ap ^^y,^ ^ single. 

T7 J2 " one team now au that was 

yif '"r,/ i ■■■^"^ „^^^d to end the 

"ytb^^ had to lose." S-eatt^-awas 

, J: i 1 J T a base hit to bring 

left fielder Troy , 

Churchill, ending the inning, m the runner on the third 

..raking it the Unicom 
strongest, scoring five runs 

The Rebels returned with a 
strong single by Duane Buono. 

Unable to put forth the base 
hit, the teams moved into the 
sixth inning. The Unicorns 
quickly got back to the outfield 
after three consecutive outs 

Travis Freed then hit a forceful Castelbuono npped a baU out 

single between third and short- towards centerfield, which was 

stop. Despite these strong missed, getting him a single, 
efforts, the Rebels continued on Davis hit right past third 

baseman Jason Herod to gain a I 
single. Tucky Tucker had a solid I 
hit which brought in Davis to I 
end the game at 12-3. 

Kmg felt confident with the! 
team's efforts and said, '^Vjl 
gave up a few in the beginniii 
but after that we played stroi 

Rebel team member Ryi 
Haag had a few words to s 
about their team's first loss of I 
the season. "We need to hit tlie| 
ball on the ground. The balls ai 
horrible this year, it's not fun| 
compared to last year." 

Both teams took the fiddl 
aspiring to uphold their perfectl 
record but as Alex King simpl)! 
put it, " team had to k 

Team King reign to conquer Strokers in golf match 

Lombard both had 
tions with their friends in the 
bleachers as they stood on first 
base. Even after the Sluggers 
tallied seven more runs on 
offense, the two brothers gave 
a show upon entering the out- 
field by doing back flips over 
one another's arms. Though 
showing off for the fans, the 
Sluggers kept perspective hold 
ing One Love at bay. One 
Love's pitcher, Bryan Seymour, 
notched tlie first run for his 
team that inning. 

In die third, One Love heat- 
ed things up a bit. After allow- 
ing only one run after two outs. 
Nelson Fernandez came from 
leftfield to make a beautiful 
Sportscenter-worthy catch. 
Evidently, One Love's David 
Graves was inspired by the 
catch so much that when he 
swung and hit, he ran a good 10 
feet past first base into the out- 
field for a single. One Love 
went on to score three runs. 
Tlie hot streak carried over into 
the next inning as One Love's 
Corej' Waters made up for all 
earlier mistakes and caught 
three straight balls in center- 
field. But One Love could not 
capitalize as the Sluggers got 
three straight outs in return. 

After the Sluggers scored 
two more runs, One Love team 
1^ captain Maurice De Allie 
^ repeated, "One run. One run." 
Being down 14-4, One Love 
needed just one run to send the 
game into a sbcth inning. They 
could not convert. 

Nevertheless, spirits were high 
as Nelson Fernandez left say- 
ing to his teammates, 
"Whatever man, let's go play 

JamEL Jamison ribbing between the two clubs 

sporis repokt^ _ iga,jiug up (q the match, but it 

A warm late summer after- was business as usual when 

noon greeted the two teams tee time rolled around, 
playing at Windstone Golf The match proved to be an 

Course. The match up was old-fashioned shootout, but 

team King, led by Alex King, by the end of the afternoon, 

and the Strokers, led by King proved to be a formida- 

Preston Black. There was ble force for the Strokers. 
quite a bit of "good-natured" The low score of the 

was accomplished by Alex 
King in his bare feet, coming 
in at two under 34. 

"I'm not sure if it could 
have gotten any better," said 

Highlights came from 
Nicolas Jones, of team 
Strokers, who holed out of a 
bunker for a birdie on the 

eighth hole. Alex King audi 
Kenneth Rose of team KiDfi| 
hit three birdies each while, 
team King defeated the| 
Strokers 4-0 and like ; 
gentleman King had somei 
warm parting words. He said,! 
"We beat Preston Black like if 
dmm, which was great c 
sidering his big mouth." 

Sign Up Your 

Football Team 

and Send a Teaml 

Representative to| 

Tonight's 5 p.m. 

Meeting at lies 


Thursday, September 22, 2005 

The Southern Accent 11 











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Masculine title 

Black-eyed veg- 


Luau wreaths 

List extending 

Nationality suf- 

Ways to lose 

General rank 

10. Fence door 

11. Gang ending 

16. Mugs 

19. Popular cookie 

20. Baking 

21. Poems by Keats 

22. General ticket 

23. Ampules 

24. Shade trees ^^ 
26. Imperfec-tion 

28. Motel offering ^5 


29. Frontier 


31. Onewhomim- 



Holbrook role 4- 
Winged stinger 8. 

Man or Capri, 

e.g. 12, 

Recipe meas. 

Rainbow shape 



Briny deep 

Slangy chum 

Moo 15- 


Cleo's nemesis 

Out of the wind 

Pound prison- 

Commit perjury 

Court dividers 

" first 

you don't suc- 
ceed ..." 

General med- 
ical work 

Tokyo money 

17. Cigar ending 

18. Hull abbrs. 

19. Different 

20. Foamy 
23. Song part 

25. Hialeah post- 

26. Manicurist's 

27. "Many 

called ..." 

30. Pol. party 

31. Remember this 

32. Curtain fixture 

33. Do say, not 

34. Buddies 

35. City haze 

36. Large quantities 

38. Limerick 

39. Smarter 

41. British beverage 

42. Japan's conti- 

43. General legisla- 

48. Sow chow 

49. Agents 

50. Eggs 

51. Corra 

52. Container 

53. Part of BYOB 

Thursday, SeptemberaaT^j^l 

'' Cartoons 


' A fifteen minufe visii could 

save you 2 years or more of college. 

The Southern Accent 

Thursday, September 29, 2005 


Volume 61, Issue 5 





See what this car- 
toon character is 
sweating about. P. 


Joe Mahoney, left, and Sarah Hosko, right, have fun clownin] 

What students are 
thinking: should 
people date some- 
one of a different 
race? Find out the 
answer on P. 7 


Collegedale, Tenn. 

High 81 — ' 

Low 59 

tlio Joker Rek-a.-ie Parly Saturday night. 

SA throws Joker Release Party 

Saturday night, between 
8oo and 1,000 students 
walked through the fog-laden, 
"mirror-room" entry, decorat- 
ed their arms and legs with 
glow sticks, and found them- 
selves in the circus arena of 
the Student Association's 
Joker Release Party, SA offi- 
cials said. 

"It was a blast," said Cherie 
Meharry, a freshman nursing 
major. "The environment 

really cool — I had fun hanging 
out with the people and they 
had lots of games." 

The gymnasium was deco- 
rated with balloons, hoste.d a 
number of colorfully dressed 
clowns, was lit by little more 
than black lights, and offered 
students a number of activi- 
ties. The right corner invited 
students to decorate wall-hung 
sheets, or each other, with 
glow-in-the-dark spray paint. 
A table close by provided 
Halloween makeup kits for 

free use, and cookies, popcorn 
and drinks were served in the 
left-hand corner. The main 
activities were freeze tag, a 
mystery-bag food relay, and 
tug-of-war competitions. 

The mystery-bag relay 
seemed to be the biggest hit as 
crowds gathered to watch 
team members race to the 
front, open one of the many 
brown-paper bags, and eat the 
contents inside. Each group 
worked together for a cash 
prize awarded to the first team 

to consume a combination of 
items like Twizzlers, banana 
chips, string cheese, unshelled 
peanuts, and even baby food. 

"[Participating in the relay] 
was a lot of fun," said Justin 
Hamer, a sophomore graphic 
design major and member of 
the winning team. 

Though not all participants 
appeared to enjoy every bite. 

Student in a coma after motorcycle accident 

Current Events P.5 













Brett Mehlenbachcr 

Chelsea Inglish 

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Brett 
Mehlenbacher, a freshman his- 
tory major at Southern, was 
involved in a serious motorcy- 
cle accident, leaving him in a 

Mehlenbacher and his room- 
mate, Ben Kreiter, a freshman 
religious education major, were 
driving in the mountains near 
Knoxville. Kreiter drove his car 
and Mehlenbacher followed 
him on his motorcycle . 

"I was in front of him and 
ended up turning around 
because I noticed that he hadn't 
been behind me for a while," 
Kreiter said. "I went back and 
saw his bike five or sbc feet off 
the road, and he was lying next 
to it." 

The cause of the crash 
remains unknown. No other 
vehicles were involved and 
Mehlenbacher didn't appear to 
have hit anything. When 
Kreiter arrived at the scene, two 
people on four-wheelers were 
also there. A hehcopter arrived 

to take Mehlenbacher to the 
University of Tennessee 
Medical Center in Knoxville. 
Mehlenbacher was wearing a 
helmet, but it was lost in the 

Mehlenbacher sustained no 
broken bones or spinal injury. 
He continued breathing the 
entire time but is now on a res- 
pirator. Mehlenbacher is 
responsive to srimuli and pain, 
which could mean brain activi- 
ty, although that cannot be 
determined until he comes out 
of the coma. 

"No one's making any long- 
term diagnosis yet," said Ken 
Rogers, chaplain, who visited 
with the family at the hospital. 

Carl Patterson, assistant 
dean and close friend of the 
Mehlenbacher family, said 
there is no way to determine 

what his condition will be when 
he comes out of the coma. 

"Basically, it's like there's no 
good news and there's no bad 
news at the moment," 
Patterson said. 

Mehlenbacher's parents flew 
in from Denver, Colo, to be with 
him. Mehlenbacher's sister, 
Jodi, is a junior nursing major 
at Southern. Several of his 
classmates and friends have 
also visited him. 

"I was there all Saturday and /f^ 
most of Sunday," Kreiter said. \_y 

Three prayer services were 
held Wednesday at 8 p.m., one 
at Mehlenbacher's home 
church in Boulder, Colo., one in 
Knoxville, and one in Talge 

"We're praying for God to 

See Accident Pg. 4 

^ Joker cont. 

^ continued from Fs-1 

Hamer said "everything 
went down good," even the 
squash baby food. Though he 
admits, ;it was a Httle hard 
to chew." 

Some students, however, 
felt the event could have been 


"I thought at first it was 
pretty cool," said Denise 
Roberts, a sophomore nutn- 
tion and nursing major. "[But] 
it wasn't as interesting after a 
while." Roberts said having 
more options for games and 
activities would have made the 
party better. 

At the close of the party, 
students hurried to exchange 
their name cards for a Joker. 
For those who did not attend. 
Jokers can be picked up at the 
SA office located in the stu- 
dent center. 




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Brain Magsipoc 
STAjFjwsaffi — 

Academy seniors flooded die 
campus Sunday and Monday for 
View Southern. This annual 
event is a chance for graduating 
seniors to seewhatSouthem has 
to offer in the way of majors 
extracurricular activities and 
campus life. . 

"There were 535 seniors 
signed up," said Marc Grundy, 
associate vice president of mar- 
keting and enrollment, the 
numbers are sUghdy less than 
the previous year, "but if you 
compare apples with apples. Its 
about the same as last year." 

After breakfast and worship 
Monday morning, the seniors 
went to Career Connexions, 
where they visited two depart- 
ments of interest and learned 
1 what majors and career options 
are offered. 

Tricia Reynaert, a Forest Lake 
Academy senior, enjoyed the 
biology and allied health depart- 

"It was good," she said. "I 
mjoyed the PowerPoint presen 


"tradley Martin, a senior a, 
CoUeaedale Academy, visited the 
SnoTogy and education 


Southern as a way to skip a few 

days of school. . . 

"Principals were complaimng 
that the kids weren't gomg to 
anything," said Vinita Sauder 
vice president of marketmg and 
emoUment services. "We would 
have Career ConneXions,arid 
they just wanted to go to the 
mall." , 

To give incentive, Southern 
has started offering thousand- 
dollar scholarehips totheseraor 
classes who participated the 
most in the activities. 

Monday afternoon, seniors 
attended "Why Southern," a pro- 
gram where three university stu- 
dents shared why they chose 
Southern and their perspectives 
on student life and activities m 

uiowi Southern attendei , 


The rest of the afternoon was 
spent in the gym. Activities 
included a mechanical bull, a 
climbmg wall, inflatable sumo 
wresthng and pottie racers. 

"Those toilet things actually 
go pretty fast," Reynaert said. 

View Southern closed in the 
gym with a Clay Crosse concert, 
complete with laser lights and 

screaming fans. 

A prize giveaway followed the I 
concert. Prizes included iPods, [ 
$50 cash gifts, thousand-dollar I 
scholarships and a portable | 
DVD player. Frisbees wen 
distributed to the crowd. 

Grundy said, "This v 
really good kick off to the| 
recruitment year." 

New year brings new SA Senators 

On Sept. 15, 457 students 
elected 27 new Student 
Association senators to repre- 
sent them for this school year. 

Senator applications were 
well received by the male popu- 
lation, who filled all positions; 
five positions for female sena- 

The Southern Accent 

tors are still open. 

Senate is a group of students 
who serve Southern's student 
body. Their job is to communi- 
cate with the members of theh 
precinct, find out what they 
want and work to get it done. 

A consistent desire in recent 
years is to have pepper and 
mustard available in the cafete- 
ria. Besides wanting pepper, 
Michael Teter, a junior corpo- 
rate/community wellness man- 
agement major, requests "more 
breakfast items on Friday night 

for Sabbath morning break- 

Another suggestion is to 
have more weekend activities. 
Bored with open-gym nights, 
Lillian White, a sophomore 
nursing major, said she would 
Uke to see activities that "every- 
one can enjoy, not just boys." 

In previous years, some stu- 
dents have felt neglected by 
their senator. 

"I've never even known who 
our senator was," said 
Jonathan Carlson, a sophomore 

.ehgious education major. 

SA Executive Vice ?resideDl| 
Justin Moore plans to bring i 
new sense of accountability lo I 
senate. To do this, he will raalel 
random phone calls to shidenlsl 
to find out how each senatolj 
has reached out 
precinct members. 

For this year's 
Moore expects a "focused gro«P ■ 
that makes real changes tliel 
student body can feel." 1 

Learn about your senatoi!| 
on the next page. 

Drop your new drawers for Katrina 

Omar Bourne 

Megan Brauner Robin George Chrictie Aguirre 

CimLSiiA Ingush Michael Crabtree Sonya Reaves 

Matt Barclay Amnkr Fernandez Devin Page 

Alex Mattison James Williams Elisa Fisher 

Britni Brannon Jason Neufeld Nikara Robinson 

Lynn Ta^xor Sara Bandel Jessica Landess 

opinion editor layout & design 

Meussa Maracle Erik Thomsen 

reu010n editor lavout & design 

Ethan Nkana Kathy Brownlow 

Laure Chamberlain 

American Humanics 
sponsored, although it i 
Don't be confused by the 
signs across campus asking 
students to "Drop Your 
Drawers for Katrina"~only 
new underwear is being 
accepted for disaster victims. 

The American Humanics 
department is sponsoring this 
relief drive to gather under- 
wear for refugees who have 
been relocated to Chattanooga 
because of Hurricane Katrina. 
"It's a great way for college 
students to make a contribu- 
tion," said Lynn Caldwell, 
associate professor of journal- 
ism and director for American 
Humanics, adding that it only 
costs a few dolfars to pick up a 
few pairs of underwear. 

This is not the first "Drop first in response to a disaster. 
Your Drawers" campaign that In 200l, more than 200 pairs 

plentiful t 

of underwear were co 
for the homeles! 
Chattanooga. This effort h^ 
collected 110 pairs ot ud 
wear to date. Donation^J 
being taken to help the Unil^l 
Way relief effort 
Chattanooga. jgl 

The American Hum ^^^| 
department planneo ^^^ 
the campaign i" , Ia 
October, but may exte ,| 
depending on the amo« I 

Hurricane Rita. ^^'' ber| 
boxeswillremaininin „■ 
through the end of the J 
and probably next v/e ■ 

well. L,.hie, i'^l 

"With a crisis this b* | 

easy to think that ther^" 

Thursday, September 29, 2005 


Senators for the 
2005 school year. 

All e-mails are © unless otherwise indicated. Senators 19-32 
will be printed next issue. 

Name: Raf Preuss 

Major: Sports 

Contact info.: 978- 
email: rcpreuss 

Thursday, Septemb er. 20 


Revised targets 
for recruitment 

The Assoriation of Adventist 
oUeees and Universities initiat- 

ed a marketing campaign ■ 


Adventist public high school and 
home school students not 
reached by the Adventist schools' 
recruiting systems. 

This association is a group of 
presidents from each of the 14 
North American Adventist uni- 
versities and colleges. Vinita 
Sauder, vice-president for mar- 
keting and enrollment services at 
Southern Adventist University, 
has been appointed to direct the 
committee for this campaign. 
This committee is also working 
with the Adventist Enrolhnent 

The first step of the campaign 
has begun and involved hiring a 
national firm that conducted sev- 
eral focus groups of Adventist 
students not attending Adventist 
schools. The second step, a web- 
site, should be finished by the 
first week in November, 

About 17 percent of the fresh- 
man class at Southern attended a 
public high school, and about 5 
percent were home-schooled. 

The information received from 
the focus groups "confirmed the 

fact that 


ie^Tdi^ppingmall plans for CoUedgedale 

affect him and his neighbors^ 
He strongly encouraged he 
commission to slow the 
process down and consider the 

o„,.„.>.... residents' concerns. He was 

elo^fshop- disappointed, how-er -th 

the commission s response. 

"I thought we could con- 

I to listen to reason 

A recent contentious deci 
may result in more local shop- 
ping options for Southern stu- 

^'"^^ . ■ „„,_ „„,<,j vince you to listen lu i^uo.-.. 

City commissioners voted vine y ^^ ^^.^ ^^^„ 

4-1 in their Sept. 19 mf ™8 " ' . ,„ ,he commission 

rezone a 35-acre tract of land '"'^f ^SJ" ^^^er told 

along Little Debh^ Parkway „ « ^./^.''rhe "mmunity 

L^rri^y'S Lgivenamp^eUm^^^^^^^^^^^ 

unanimously to annex the concerns and the city had con 

Ta^t-'JXS;'""'"'" 'rvtlopmentofthesitew.ll 

Thecityhopcsretaildevel- ^^-.^-^.j^lS P^^-^-----— 

Price who represented the 
developers at the meeting. 
Price said that 1-5 years may 
pass before the site is devel- 
oped, as currently the develop- 
ers do not have prospective 
retail tenants. The retail facih- 
ty most likely will not be a 

shopping center. 

opment of the site will result 
in more revenue for the city. 
The developers envision a 
large retail facility and several 
smaller stores and restau- 

The decision to rezone was 
made despite the emotional, 
and at times heated, opposi- 
tion of those living in Stratford 

Place, a subdivision adjacent — ^ 

to the rezoned property. The dents welcome the possibihty want to trade the rural atmos- 
subdivision is not part of of more conveniently located phere of Southern for conven- 
CoUegedale. shopping options, several stu- ience. 

Stratford Place resident dents share similar concerns "I appreciate that Southern 
Ron Howard strongly opposed with Stratford Place residents, is not in the middle of a com- 
the rezoning and said that the They fear that continued mercial landscape. I Uke that." 
development would adversely development in Collegedale Junior biology major 

recently annexed to build I 

will detract from the rural Nicholas Jones agrees. He| 

ambiance at Southern and thinks students have pleni 

eventually place the university shopping options at ail| 

in a more urban setting. around Hamilton Place. 

Senior journalism major "I think this would be ani 

Kelli Gauthier would enjoy the encroachment on the rurall 

convenience afforded by more setting of Collegedale," hesaij| 

While many Southern stu- local stores, but she would not of the proposed development 

Collegedale residents sucbl 
as Joe Kochis welcome t 

"I think this is the rigbll 
thing for our city. We ncdl 
continued income for the dty| 
to grow." 


colleges/universities] are not on 
their radar screen at all," Sauder 

Students in the focus groups 
were able to name one or two 
Adventist colleges, compared 
with academy students who 
named about seven. Even the 
parents of public high school and 
home school students knew little 
about the colleges, with one par- 
ent saying tliey felt left out by the 
lack of recruiting to these stu- 

"No recruiters even came to 
our church," said Lindsay Martz, 
a sophomore art education/ele- 
mentary education major who 
attended a Christian academy in 
Columbus, Ohio. 

Michelle Ramia, a graduate of 
the University of Michigan, went 
to public high scliool for three 
years before attending Great 
Lakes Adventist Academy her 

"1 had no knowledge of 
Adventist colleges throughout 
high school [via recruitment]," 
Ramia said. 

Ho^vever. when she attended 
Great Lakes, there was "heavy, 
heavy, heavy recruitment," 
Ramia added. 

When the website is finished, 
two mailings with information on 
Adventist colleges and universi- 
ties ^vill be sent. The first maiUng 
will be sent mainly to high school 
juniors and seniors while the sec- 
ond mailing will go to famihes 
with children from eighth grade 
up through high scliool. 

General Youth Conference comes to Chattanooga 

The 4th annual General 
Youth Conference is coming to 
Chattanooga this fall. The 5- 
day convention will be held at 
the Chattanooga Convention 
Center in downtown 

Chattanooga from December 
28, 2005 to January 1, 2006, 
according to a press release by 
the General Youth Conference 
Public Relations department. 

The press release also men- 
tions this year's theme, NOW 
IS THE TIME, which will fea- 
ture speakers like Mark Finley, 
general conference vice presi- 
dent for evangelism, CD 
Brooks, former speaker/direc- 
tor for the Breath of Life tele- 
cast, and David Gates, a mis- 
sionary pilot in South America. 
Participants will also choosi 

ministry. with the leadership of other 

"Now is the time for an army people, there is nobody that 
of Adventist young people who can stop us," he said, 
are committed to taking the Christy Adams, a student at 
three angels' message to the Columbia Union College who 
attended last year's youth 

What: General Youth 

Where: Chattanooga 
Convention Centsr 

When: Dec. 28-Jan. 1 

Theme: Now is the 

ference in Sacramento, 
California said she now has a 
stirring feeling inside to tell 
others about the end times, 
according to the General Youth 
Conference website. 

"I don't feel as hesitant 
about doing what God wants 
me to do now," she said. "All 
excuses are gone." 

Osterman encourages seri- 
ous-minded youth to attend the 

"If you're not serious about 
God, the spirit of prophecy and 

entire world," Osterm; 

Students like Mark proclaiming this inessage to the 

Mendizabal, junior pastoral entire world, GYC is not the 

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ment major, 
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small need, but it is one* 
can meet if we work togeW 
as a campus." 


like "Personal Spirituality," 
"Urban Evangelism for the 
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press release. 

Staci Osterman, vice presi- 
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The Southern Accent 5 

Current Events 

Rita victims wait for aid response 

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) - 
Hurricane Rita victims along the 
rural Texas Gulf Coast are waiting to 
see whether their complaints about 
sluggish federal and state aid result 
in speedier action in the coming 

Mayor Oscar Ortiz expressed cau- 
tious optimism after meeting with 
Gov. Rick Peny on Tuesday, but said 
he's still relying more on private 
companies and individuals than the 
government as the city struggles to 

"I'm just hoping (the government) 
comes through," Ortiz said. "It seems 
like the larger towns in the news are 
the ones getting the help." 

Nearly four days after Rita hit, 
many of the storm's sweltering vic- 
tims were still waiting for electricity, 
gasoline, water and other relief. The 
situation prompted one top emer- 
gency official to complain that peo- 
ple are 'living like cavemen." 

In the hard-hit refinery towns of 
Port Arthur and Beaumont, crews 
struggled to cross debris-clogged 
streets to deliver generators and 
water to people stranded by Rita. 
They predicted it could be a month 
before power is restored, and said 

water and sewer s>^tems could not 
function until more generators 

Red tape was also blamed for the 

Nederland City Manager Andre 
Wimer said "it's been a terribly frus- 
trating four days" because of prob- 
lems getting help from the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency. 

"I can appreciate the difficulty in 
responding to a disaster that was this 
widespread but at the same time we 
certainly feel we've not received a 
level of service that was satisfactory," 
he said. 

Perry and President Bush sur- 
veyed parts of the damaged region 
Tuesday, asking for patience while 
federal and state relief makes it way 

'There's always going to be those 
discombobulations, but the fact is 
everyone is doing everything possi- 
ble to restore power back to this 
area," Perry said. 

About 476,000 people remained 
without electricity in Texas on 
Tuesday, in addition to around 
285,000 in Louisiana. About 15,000 
out-of-state utility workers were 
being brought to the region to help 

restore power. 

Ortiz was blocking residents from 
returning for three to five days 
because of a lack of services. The 
estimated 2,000 people who stayed 
put during the storm, which made 
landfall Saturday along tlie Texas- 
Louisiana border, face an overnight 

After complaining about a slug- 
gish federal response. Port Arthur 
received 121 small generators 
Tuesday afternoon. Ortiz planned to 
give them to emergency personnel 
first and then to merchants who pro- 
vide high-demand products such as 
gasoline, water and food. 

"We have been living like cave- 
men, sleeping in cars, doing bodily 
functions outside," said John Owens, 
emergency management coordina- 
tor for Port Arthur. "And meanwhile 
we're the victims, and we have fami- 
lies here." 

In a Port Arthur neighborhood 
not far from a grocery store that 
reeked of rotten food, three FEMA 
trailers delivered ice, ready-to-eat 
meals and water. 

"Without these trucks here, I 
don't think we would have made 

Baby panda gets first vaccination 

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the San Diego Zoo's 8-week-oId female giant panda cub her *^\'"^'7f,f*^'"jf^V'°" ^„. „ 
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House subcommittee on Katrina 


A day after castigating the federal government's 
ousted disaster chief, a House panel is hearing pledges 
from government auditors that they will closely exam- 
ine millions of dollars in contracts the Bush adminis- 
tration awarded to politically connected companies for 
Hurricane Katrina relief. 

The inspectors general from half a dozen agencies, 
as well as officials from the Government Accountability 
Office, on Wednesday were addressing a House sub- 
committee on the Katrina cleanup and announcing sev- 
eral new audits to combat waste and fraud. 

Concern over high energy prices 


Riding a wave of concern over high energy 
prices triggered by Hurricane Katrina, congres- 
sional RepubUcans are rushing to ease environ- 
mental rules on refineries and looking for ways to 
open new coastal waters to oil and gas develop- 

Sponsors of the Republican energy package 
said tlie measures were needed to address the vul- 
nerabilities exposed by hurricanes Katrina and 
Rita to the nation's energy system, especially the 
country's shortage of refineries and the concentra- 
tion of oil and gas resources in the central and 
western Gulf of Mexico. 

Police superintendent retires 


Police Superintendent Eddie Compass stepped 
down from his post four weeks after Hurricane 
Katrina destroyed tlie city where he grew up and 
spent 26 years policing, sajing he knew in his heart it 
was time to walk away. 

His resignation follows tlie storm's turbulent after- 
math, during wliich looters ransacked stores, evac- 
uees pleaded for help, rescue workers came under fire 
and nearly 250 police officers left their posts. 

"Every man in a leadership position must know 
when it's time to hand over the reins," he said at a 
news conference Tuesday. "I'll be going on in anoth- 
er direcfion that God has for me." 

Bush narrows candidate list 

President Bush, nearing the end of his search 
for a successor to retiring Justice Sandra Day 
O'Connor, has whittled his list to a handfiil of 
candidates and could announce his decision by 
week's end. 

"We have been listening to the views and id.eas 
of members of the Senate, and the president will 
take those into account as he makes a decision 
about who should fill that vacancy," White House 
press secretary Scott McClellan said Tuesday. 

Bush is expected to announce his nominee 
quickly after Thursday's anticipated confirma- 
tion and swearing in of John Roberts as chief jus- 
tice, the president's first pick for the nation's top 

The first woman suicide bomber 

A woman strapped with explosives and dis- 
guised as a man blew herself up outside an 
Iraqi army recruiting center in a northern town^ 
Wednesday, killing at least six people and 
wounding 30 in the first known attack by a 
female suicide bomber in the country's bloody 

Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for 
the blast, saying in an Internet posting that it 
was carried out by "a blessed sister." 

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Britni Brannon 
Alex Mattison 
Lifestyles Co-Editors 

The Southern Accent 7 


A story of early morning stretching 

When friend and co-editor 
Britni Brannon called me late 
Tuesday night, a stretching 
class was the last thing I 
expected her to talk about. 
Informed that it started at 
6:45 in the morning, my 
apprehension grew. Having 
gone to bed at my usual i 
a.m. (after all, I couldn't just 
quit playing World of 
Warcraft because of a silly 
stretching class) and getting 
up at 6:28 a.m. on the dot, I 
realized this was, in fact, poor 
planning on my part. 

The mats were comfy 
enough to sleep on, and I 
often considered it. The 

instructor put in some very 
relaxing music and lined us 
up. It began with some sim- 
ple stretches-rolling your 
head around, stretching your 
arms~and gradually we got 
to the hard stuff. Part of my 
apprehension was due to my 
lack of flexibility. But as the 
class progressed, I reaHzed 
this was not an issue because 
everyone in the class stretch- 
es at their o\vn comfort level. 
For the next hour and a half, 
muscles I didn't even know 
existed were stretched and 
relaxed until, finally, there 
was nothing left to do but lay 
on the floor and stare at the 


"How do you feel?" the 
instructor asked. 

"Stretchy," I responded. 

After having stretched, I 
realized I was not as tired as 
when I had come in, and I felt 
much more relaxed. I didn't 
care so much that it was 7:30 
in the morning, and I didn't 
have class for another three 
hours. If you are like me and 
have a hard time getting up 
early in the morning, then 
this might not be the class for 
you. But my advice would be 
to give it a try, even if its just 
once. The first class is free so 
all you have to lose is sleep. 

Wild Goose Chase 

Be the first to e-mail the correct answer and win 

Item: Gradus (what is it and where is it on campus?) 

Prize: Free ice cream cone from Dairy Queen 

Respond to; 

Stretching class offers 
relaxation to students 

No basketballs were 
being dribbled, no Gym 
Masters were hurrying to 
catch a tossed flyer and 
' the only sound amidst the 
unusually quiet gym 
atmosphere was of tran- 
quil music pouring 
through the speakers. This 
is what one will find every 
Monday and Wednesday morning, should they 
venture from their cozy cocoons to attend a new 
morning stretching class. 

The wellness-sponsored program, which 
began earlier this month, meets twice a week in 
lies P.E. Center from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and 
is taught by Emily Thomsen, a local massage 

Many often fail to realize the import role 
stretching plays in having a healthy lifestyle, but 
the low-impact exercise can offer many benefits. 
"[Stretching] reduces your risk of injury. And 
flexibility is one of the components of a bal- 
anced fitness program along with aerobics and 
strength training. It also helps reduce tension 
and muscle pain," Thomsen said. 

The early meeting time may be a deterrent 
that keeps students from joining. Though 
Thomsen acknowledged that there are benefits 
from stretching any time during the day, she 
said she likes stretching in the morning. 

"[It's] meant to kind of be a stress relief. I 
think it sets the tone for the day," she said. 

The exercises Thomsen leads her group 
through are gentle and could be done even by 
those who are less flexible. The program is open 
to everyone: men and women, students and fac- 

The normal number of attendees is two, but 
Thomsen would like to see that number increase 
to at least 10. If the class can bring in this many 
participants, Thomsen plans to offer the pro- 
gram all year. 

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Also, a 25-peicait-cpff stu^ntdisxmt Mill be offered 
hegiming Oct. 1. Ftn: imre infaonaticn, contact Emily 
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Thursday, September 29, ; 

Melissa Maracle 
,->^ Religion Editor 


Passion and pain: a part of life Mark Finley has a dream 

I like to tell people that through these acci- 

dent^^ I have reLed how precious and unpre- 

dSe each day is. But so often msead°f 

„rri wakine up inspired to live passionately, I found 

.u„6... ~-^: - . .X "SfwSdng up in fear that this might be my 

cane, and so many other thmgs gomg on n the "^^^'f "*"8 ^ ^.j .rippled me into a tim.d 
world and in the lives of faends and farady^ !!'if „ "s„n who despised myself because I 
someHmes it's a bit overwhelming to know how to*' P ™" ^j^^^,,",^ , began to give up. 
to react in eveo'day living. This article is about «"^°' "™e P ■ ^,i„„ ,„d 

how living with passion-or with enthusiasm J2„i/";;e fearful in the long run. It's easi- 
and purpose-may be possible, even living in a passion is more learm^ ^_ _ 

In light of all of the suffering from the hurri- 
., and so many other things going c" ■" '<"• 

painful world. 

For the last few weeks— and 
really, over the past few months- 
I've wrestled with a question. 
How do passion and pain fit 
together? At first it was tempting 
to think that they don't fit togeth- 
People with passion don" 

dream than to face the 

fear of failure. It's so tempting to 

"God is not an beUeve that it's better to not make 

plans and goals m the name of 

'auto-pilot.' He does "letting God run my life." God is 

not an "auto-pilot." He doesn t 

not just take over just take over when we don't want 

to do anything with our lives. He 

haveS:X^r™;h^: w^enwedon-twant ;----:-*- 
Se^rpSfr:^ to do anything With ^chhr.^^ — 

She^^fi= __onMives^ - * ^t^tl^ ^H?:^ 
in pain. Indeed, it seems as if his ~ mdKesuicnc^ t- ,„,„.., 

passion is renewed in suffering! How does he do But as a Father, ^odaiso wants to see us grow, 

that? It's easy to say, "He just loved Jesus 
much and felt his call so close to him all the 
time," but maybe it was more. 

Looking at people like Dave Cress and 
Brandon Moor, whose passion seemed to ooze 
out of their very being-were they like that in 
painful times? 

I think what made it difficult to grieve these 
losses was that as we talked about and "cele- 
brated" their lives, it was clear they were pas- 
sionate in how they lived and loved. It wasn't 
half-hearted, it was real. While I felt inspired to 
press on and live more passionately, all 1 could 

and make choices, and maybe let 
can pick us up and show us how to do it right. 
But do I trust him enough to let Him let me fall 
now and then? Do I trust Him to take care of me 
when I do, and to bring me through it better than 
before? Do I trust Him enough to hve passion- 
ately in the face of pain— past, present, or future? 
"The right answer is obviously that I should 
trust my Savior's love enough to live passionate- 
ly a life of faith for Him. And the truth is that I 
desperately want to. 

I long for that freedom. The freedom to not be 
controlled by what happens around me, but to 

Week of prayer ended Sept. 
16, but the topic is still on stu- 
dents' minds. 

"Students are much more 
open. They w;mt to talk and dis- 
cuss, especially about relation- 
ship issues," chaplain Ken 
Rogers said. "Wlien you take any 
kind of subject that is sensitive, 
it generates a heightened aware- 

Rogere covered tlie Song of 
Solomon during the week by 
relating it to dating principles. 
He also talked about Jesus' for- 
giveness of pre-martial sex. 

Dorinda Harriss, a tirst-year 
nursing major, said Southern 
has everytliing tlie world has, 
including normal dating prac- 
tices and adultery. She said tlie 
week of prayer topic was good. 

Student response has been 
positive, Rogers said. 

"Students have shared that 
they have not had tiiis type of 
information and biblical per- 

spective shared \vith them 
before," he said. 

Joint worship on Sept. 12 was 
influenced by the topic of week 
of prayer. Vanessa Kepper, guest 
relations coordinator for 
Soutliern, led tlie worship in tlie 
Thatcher chapel for 300 stu- 

Kepper raised tlie question, 
"How do you know when you 
find tlie right one?" She then 
shared her personal testimony 
of how she met and married her 
husband. Students responded in 
appreciation, she said. 

"Tliey are still coming to me 
to say thanks," Kepper said. 

Sophomore Rick Anderson 
said he \vas inspired by Roger's 
topic and wrote a song entitled 
■^liis Song's for You." He and 
his ftiends performed the song 
Tliursday during die week of 

Rogers said the week of prayer 
prompted a community where 
students can talk to one another, 
as well as faculty and staff. 

The foLkMing poll 

was taken froti a 

sample of 100 stu- 


Did yai prefer vcek of 

pr^er ewer sleep? 

71 said yes, 29 said 

Melissa Maracle 

hf ligioh Editor 

Mark Finley spoke to over a 
hundred students last Friday 
about getting involved in his 
evangeUstic series next summer 
in Chattanooga. 

The standing-room only 
crowd in the Presidential 
Banquet Room consisted of stu- 
dents from many different areas 
of study. While participating in 
an evangelistic series is a 
requirement for theology stu- 
dents, non-religion majors are 
getting the opportunity to be 
involved as well. 

Finley spoke about his vision 
to see young people preach the 

"Christianity is going to the 
ends of the earth, and it will tri- 
umph, and you can be part of it," 
Finley said. 

Students can be involved with 
Finley's evangelistic series in 
May 20o6. While the meetings 

I and live more passionately, an i couia so conironeo oy wnai nappens arouna me, out ic 

see was the pain of living in this broken world, be prepared to use those circumstances as step- 

The heartache that always lies ahead scared ping stones to know Jesus more and live more 

me— paralyzed nie— and still does at times. passionately for Him. 

Students inspired by week of prayer 

will be broadcast across tl 
globe via satellite, students v] 
simultaneously preach in ay 
dred area churches. For J 
nights, they will preach thesa 
sermon that Finley will pre^ 
use the same brochures v 
their own photos, and be prcn 
ed all the equipment L 
prompters and slideshowsui 
be provided. 

These live meetings willbei 
experience for both the studj 
and the churches involved. 
"Local churches will se 
young person committed | 
Jesus, will be inspired, i 
receive a solid message," saidll 
Carlos Martin, professor 
School of Religion. 

Stephanie St 

Evangelism Rf 

Coordinator, said that the In 
ing and equipment make it pj 
sible for anyone to participaltl 
"If you can read a book,j|^ 
can do it," she said. 

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W ere you excited by 
the trpic of w.o.p.? 
81 said yes, 19 said 

W ere you unoomfort- 
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Do ycu believe God is 
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The Southern Accent 9 

Lynn Taylor 
Opinion Editor 


To wear or not to wear jewelry at Southern 

Lynn Ta-^xor 

Jewelry at Southern' is an 
age-old argument. If we let 
the students wear jewelry, are 
we going to really make a dif- 

ference in whether or not they 
wear it after they're done at 

I wear jewelry. Yeah, that's 
right. I wear it a lot since my 
boyfriend gave up that title for 
the more elite (or something) 
title of fiance. He gave me a 
very classic engagement ring. 
But guess what? I don't wear 
it on campus. I used to sneak 
around and wear it, I admit it. 
You can feel out your profes- 
sors and determine which are 
ok with jewelry, which are not, 
and which just don't notice, 
even though they have it listed 
as a deal-breaker in their syl- 
labus. Some notice everything 
down to a hair elastic on your 
wrist, and some wouldn't 

notice if you had 12 eacrings 
in each ear and 2 eyebrow 
rings. Some allow the rubber 
awareness bracelets. Yes, I 
wear the "support the breasts 
in their natural emironment" 
one occasionally. 

I have recently come to the 
conclusion that it just doesn't 
matter anymore. Does it mat- 
ter if I wear my jewelry to 
class? No. No one is going to 
be that shocked or under- 
whelmed or impressed by it if 
I don't. After all, it's a rule of 
the dress code. And shock, 
shock horror, a lot of the jobs 
we'll have eventually are going 
to have dress codes as well. 
And they might limit or forbid 
jewelry. Nursing majors, you 

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All are welcome as they are. 

probably won't be allowed to 
wear rings or fake nails. They 
harbor' bacteria. Business 

Silly TTthlt. 

Sate jcte vriJJ. 

have policies atout 

f ootviEar and hair 


majors, eyebrow rinse are out. 
Theology majors... yeah. 
None. Art majors... well, you 
don't have rules now, so what 
makes you think you'll have a 
dress code later? Silly rabbit. 
Some jobs will have policies 

about footwear and hair 
length. Oh, that's right. Some 
of you will have to cut your 
hair. For a job. 

But I digress. We have d set 
of rules, and one of them 
involves jewelry. We aren't 
supposed to wear it. So, I 
don't, You can, or not. I just 
don't see the point of fighting 

You may think it odd that I 
support Southern's "no jewel- 
ry except marriage bands and 
ok, I guess we can allow the 
medic alerts too" policy. Call 
me old, call me a doormat, 
whatever. I just don't think its 
worth the fight anymore. 

Disappointed reader continued 

To continue where I left off 
last week, I look offense to Mr. 
Lauritzen's recent stance 
against the belief that 
Hurricane Katrina could be a 
punishment from God. He then 
said he felt that God wanted no 
blame in the matter 
the weather???? God does!!!!). 

Mr. Lauritzen then said that 
the God he serves had nothing 
to do with Katrina. There's only 
one God, and He did send 
Hurricane Katrina just like He 
sent the flood, and just like He 
is sending Hurricane Rita and 
the other hurricanes that I've 
heard are coming. Mr. 
Lauritzen insists Katrina isn't a 
punishment from God and 
takes a stance against those who 
allegedly speak for God by say- 
ing it is a punishment. There's 
no evidence to show that 
Katrina was a blessing instead 
of a punishment; the only peo- 
ple trying to speak for God are 
Mr. Lauritzen and those who 
echo his sentiments. 

I'm not just upset with Mr. 
Lauritzen when it comes to this 
type of article. He isn't the only 
one who is trying to portray God 
in a different light than the 
Bible does. If you look around at 
the world today, we're seeing 
churches doing the same thing. 
Preaching the gospel oftentimes 
takes a backseat to the effort of 
becoming the "coolest" church 
in town, preaching false doc- 
trine, having rock "n' roll music, 
and providing anything else 
that might draw the masses- 
which leads to more money for 
the church and also the title of 

being the biggest church in the 
area, as though that title means 
anything. . 

Joel Osteen, the "preacher" 
of the nation's largest "church" 
comes to mind here. The smil- 
ing, seemingly-shifty, satanic- 
doctrine-spreading young man 
from Houston has the biggest 
"church" in America. He calls 
himself a Christian even though 
what he preaches is an>1hing 
but Christian. Sure, his ser- 
mons contain some truth, but 
so does any lie the devil tells, as 
deception can never occur with- 
out containing some truth. 
Osteen preaches new-age ser- 
mons as well as esoteric exis- 
tentialism, better known as 
white magic. (I became very 
suspicious of Osteen when see- 
ing him on ABC Family, a sta- 
tion owned by Disney which is a 
company that hates 

Christianity. If you don't believe 
me, please visit this link: 

Osteen isn't alone in the 
unwritten attack on the 
Christian Church. Joining him 
is Rick Warren, author of "The 
Purpose-Driven Life," a book 
which, sadly, is being embraced 
by many churches. If you see a 
church promoting "40 days of 
purpose" or "40 days of com- 
munity," please rest assured 
that that church is promoting 
this new-age book~a book that, 
like Osteen's sermons, sounds 
good but isn't. Remember: 
everything the devil presents to 
us sounds/seems/looks/feels 
good, The Ten Commandents, 
on the other hand, do not. 

*cpinicns ei^iressed in these 
articks aie rot tJEse of the 


Thursday, September ^ Tani^ 


A time and a place for every sport 

Evfjry sport was created 
equal, or at least that is what 
the Southern Health and 
Wellness Department wants 
us to think. 

Since the beginning of the 
school year, lies Physical 
Education Center has begun 

to honor that equality with the 
execution of a new gym sched- 
ule. Long gone are the days- 
and nights-of basketball 
until curfew. Welcome to the 
era of equal opportunity for 
all athletics at Southern 
Adventist University. 

The decision was made to 
create a gym schedule so that, 
in the words of Dr. Judy 

Sloan, • "basketball doesn t 
come in and rule the gym. 
Last year, there was a gym 
schedule, but .it wasn t 
respected enough to demand 
much attention from those 
who came to the gym. This 
year the schedule has been 
implemented early and strict- 
ly enforced. There is wide- 
spread debate in the student 

body as to whether or not the 
new schedule is necessary. 

Afternoon desk worker 
Darin Bissell is pleased with 
the new gym timetable claim- 
ing that it is "necessary since 
the majority of students who 
come in play basketball or vol- 
leyball. Since there are only 
t>vo courts available for recre- 
ation time, [students] can't do 

as much." 

Morning desk worker Ana I 
Cordero actually loves the 
schedule since "it allows even- 
lover of sports to have a 
chance to play." It has had a 
positive social impact on her I 
since she can find other vol. 
leyball enthusiasts during the I 
time frame allotted for thai ] 

W ednesday 

5:00 - 6:45 BaskEt±all 

7:00 - 10:00 


5:00 - 6:45 Basket±aIL 

7:00 - 10:00 FLoor 

Top teams of Flag 
Football for 2005 

This is flag football's first 
edition of Power "Rankings. 
This will rank the top teams in 
the flag football league, 
regardless of di\ision, accord- 
ing to their particular 
strengths and weaknesses. 
Wins and losses will also have 
an effect on a team's ranking, 
as will upsets and blowouts. 
Because no games have been 
played yet, teams can only be 
ranked by their appearance 
on paper, which could prove 
to be a totally different story 
on the field. 

1. Clutch -This team is 
quite possibly the most 
versatile team in the 
league although one of the 
more solid players on the 
squad, Eliud Sicard, is list- 
ed on two different teams. 
His presence on Clutch is 
almost essential since they 
lack size. 

2. Chillin - While this 
team doesn't lack talent, it 
^vill be interesting to see their 
chemistry on the field. 
Veteran QB, Mike Valentin, 
will have many targets, but 
their performance on the 
other side of the ball will be 
the key to their 

3. Fresh - A fairly solid 
squad, this team may lack 
speed which will prove to be J 
problem on the defensive side 
of the ball. Wideouts seem to I 
also be lacking on this rostet | 
which may keep Fresh lo 
to a running game. 

4. Big RAC - This team | 
could be the team to 
your eyes on. While not the I 
most talented on paper, tean 1 
chemistry could prove to M 
the X factor for this squal 
Don't sleep on Big RAC. 

5. Wet Caffeine - This £ 
one of the youngest squads 1" I 

the leag"'| 

w h i c' 

could be ' 

I blessing"' I 

a curse i 





lished early in the season ao 
rookie mistakes kept to a w ^ 
imum down the stretch. 
this team can use their y<.» 
in their favor we could 
them do well in the season. 

*Not all teams are 
this week. 

list'* I 

Thursday, September 29, 2005 

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a falOth^fiSTl Qy gQ ^^ usually refers to someone 

who has a passion for 
dressing in fashion, but the term also names a device on 
which laundry is hung to dry. Delve into the textile industry 
with this list of clothing-related words. 

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Thursday, October 6, 2005 


Volume 61, Issue 6 

Anobile accepts 
call to pastor 

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Tony Anobile, executive 
tary for the Arizona Conference, 
will preach his first sermon as sen- 
ior pastor of the CoUegedale 
Seventh-day Adventist Church on 
Saturday. He accepted the call 
Sept. 29. 

"I am absolutely delighted and 
excited that Pastor Anobile has 
accepted the call," said Stan 
Patterson, Georgia-Cumberland 
Conference vice president for 

The position opened when 
Senior Pastor Ed Wriglit became 
Georgia-Cumberland Conference 
president in February after a 
December plane crash killed 
Conference President Dave Cress 
and other conference officials. 

Anobile, who is scheduled to 
begin full-time in mid-November, 
holds a bachelor's degree in theol- 
ogy from Montemorelos 
University and a master's in reli- 
gion from Loma Linda University. 

Chaplain Ken Rogers is excited 
about Anobile's vision for the 

"He has expressed a very strong 
interest in making the university 
students a vital part of the 
CoUegedale church ministry pro- 
gram. It is a universit>' church, and 
he wants to make sure that is the 

The search committee was 
composed of faculty and student 
representatives from Southern, 
officials ti-om the conference and 
members of the CoUegedale 

Members of the search com- 
mittee say a formal call was initial- 
ly extended to Karl Haffher, senior 
pastor of the Walla Walla CoUege 
Church. After Hafftier declined, 
the committee revisited the list of 
potential candidates and extended 
the call to Anobile 

An unidentified participant in the Cohutta Springs Triathlon speeds by in the cycling portion. 

Triathlon held in Cohutta 

Screams and whistles echoed 
from friends and family as they 
cheered on the participants of 
the 22nd Annual Sunbelt 
Cohutta Springs Triathlon on 
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005. 

The event began at 12:30 
p.m. with a half mile swim in 
the Cohutta Lake, at Cohutta 
Springs Camp. Participants 
were divided into three waves 
that started three minutes apart 
from each other. They then 
made their way through the 

outlined path to the next phase 
of the race, the bike ride. The 
bike ride was an 18-mile ride on 
the roads outside of Cohutta. 
There were a few moderate 
climbs that the bikers would 
encounter but it consisted 
mostly of flat areas. The last 
part of the race was a four-mile 
run. The runners had one hill 
they would have to encounter 
t^vice before making their way 
to the finish line. 

Ashley Evans, a freshman 
biology major, attended the 
triathlon to support her stepfa- 


"1 know that it must be hard 
to stay motivated to finish, so I 
am here to encourage him along 
the way," she said. 

Many different amenities 
were offered to participants and 
spectators. Moe's 

Southwestern Grill, Smoothie 
King and Panera Bread 
Company aU had tents set up 
that offered their signature 
items for people to purchase. 
Participan ts were even offered 
See Triathlon Pg. 4 

Southern Village hosts vespers 

See Pastor Pg. : 

Southern sttidents grabbed 
blankets Friday night and head- 
ed to the lawn behind Soutiiem 
Village for the annual outdoor 

Outdoor Vespers, funded by 
campus ministries, used to take 
place on Southern's campus. For 
the last couple of years, it has 
been at CooHdge Park down- 
town, but this year, the fiinds 
didn't aUow for that. 

Students led the entire pro- 
gram. Rika Gemmeli opened 
with a praise service, and the 
concert continued with sue musi- 
cal performances by students. 

Heather Blake played piano 
for Sabely Cruz's song "My 
Religion. " 

"The experience was incredi- 

ble because I felt like I was shar- 
ing my talents and my passion 
for God in an atmosphere that 
made me feel closer to him," 
Blake said. 

Chris Bennett, Lincoln Llewellyn, 
Rodney Jackson, Eric Burch, and 
Daniel Jean-Louis (L to R) of Nu* 
Era perform at Southern Village 
Friday night for outdoor vespers. 
In addition to the music, the 
program included video inter- 
views of Southern shidents talk- 
ing about God. 

"I wanted people to feel like 
they could share their experience 
with God," Catarama said. 

Michael Rumsey, a sopho- 
more business major, said he 
liked tiiat different atmosphere. 

"All around, I thought it was a 
good idea for a change. I think it 
was nice to have a more casual 
approach to vespers," Rumsey 

While many enjoyed the pro- 
gram, other students didn't like 
the informal tone. 

"ft was a great program, but 
not something I felt was appro- 
priate for Friday night," said 
Trace Windover, a sophomore 
nursing major. 

At the end of the program, 
students enjoyed doughnut holes 
and juice while walking back to 
their dorms. 

student representative Justin 
Jones, a sopliomore outdoor 
education and theology major, 
said Anobile ivill bring positive 
characteristics to his preaching. 

"I'm excited because during 
our interview with Pastor 
Anobile, he appeared to be not 
only a great leader, but also just 
an honest and open person," he 

Members of the search 
mittee said they ' 
with the references Anobile 
received from his former col- 
leagues and congregation mem- 

"I have never received refer- 
ences for a pastor that was so 
appreciated," Patterson said. 
"The best recommendation a 
pastor can get is the candid testi- 
mony of the people he worked 
alongside, and liis were stellar." 

in a special way, could give 
back a little bit through per- 
forming the music that sprung 

from there." 

Others also saw the need 
for action. 

"I saw the devastation and 
the loss is so great," said 
David Brooks, director ot 
WSMC radio. "These people 
are going to need a lot of help 
to get back to any sense ot 
normal life. Just talking to'JV.GhWES 




Razvan Catarama 


Southern's School of Music 
sponsored the Dixieland 
Benefit Concert for the vic- 
tims of hurricanes Katnna 
and Rita last Sunday night in 
Ackerman Auditorium. The 
befit was organized and piit 
on by the Jazz Ensemble's 
director, Ken Parsons. 
Parsons is an associate pro- 

hurricanes that hit the Gulf The benefit concert 
f,jjjjj charged $10 for adults, $7-50 
"I was iust really wanting to for students and $5 for chil- 
do something," Parsons said. dren. The Sunday-n,gh bene^ 
■I just didn't know what to do, fit raised a little under $800 
but I got to thinking of all the dollars, and the money was 
groups and ensembles on sent to AJ3RA, where it will be 
campus and perhaps the Jazz used to help with food, cloth- 
Ensemble owed the greatest ing and living arrangements 
amount of debt to New for the hurricane victims. 
Orleans and its culture. So we, '"We just hope that through 

Ken Parsons directs the SAU Jazz Ensemble during a bei 
Hurricane Katrina victims. 

:fit tor 

tonight we will be able to help 
bring one family home just a 
little earlier," Parsons said. 

Among the many classic 
jazz pieces played that night, 

Parsons said, "We hopeL 
that as the people of Ne«| 
Orleans start coming home,! 
they will have a new renais-l 
sance in music because of life I 

the song "When the Saints Go and truly feel that the 
Marching In" was chosen for are marching ' " 


Orleans ana Its culture. 00 vve, ,,t ju.,, ..-t-- . — --o 

Latin American Club plans event 

Ashley Coble 

Staff Writer 

Tlie Latin American Club is 
already planning their main 
event of the year. It will take 
place over the weekend of Oct. 
6 to 8 and will involve many 
activities for everyone to 

"This is the biggest event 
hold all year, 

speaker for the weekend 
Pastor Alvin Payne, who is 
from Atlanta. He wall be 
speaking for convocation on 
Thursday and vespe'fs on 
Friday. On Saturday, there 
will be a huge event in lUes 
P.E. Center to conclude the 
weekend. Many booths will be 
set up in the gym from both 

Sanchez, president of Spanish and American cul- 

Ihe Latin American Club. "It tures. The booths will have 

Hispanic culture." tory and e3q)lanation of the 

There will be a special guest represented cultures. 

1 chance to celebrate the 

lots of food and music to help 
everyone experience the vary- 
ing cultures represented that 
night. There will also be 

"The purpose of this week- 

The purpose of 
this weekend is to 
educate not only 
Hispanics, but every- 
one else about our 

The Latin American Club's! 
goal is to inform students at| 
Southern that this 
exclusive club or event butisl 
open to the entire student! 
body. The club is encouraginsl 
more people to participate| 
from different cultures ■ 
increase diversity on campus.! 

"I think that it is great thai I 
the Latin American club i 
encouraging students froBi 
different cultures to celebrate! 
with them," said Emiljl 
Richardson, a junior brc 
cast journalism major, 
know that I am excited to par| 
ticipate and broaden 


CiiLLsiiA Ingush 
Matt Barcuy 

Ali-ix Ma-itison 


Lynn Tayi.or 

Melissa Mah/ 
Ethan Nkana 

Omar BouRNt; 

RoiiiN George Christie Aguirre 

MicibUiL Crabtree Sonya Reaves 

Amner Fernandez Devin Page 

an event that takes place the 
beginning of each October to 
rid the Tennessee River and its 

James Wu.uams Elisa Fisher 

staff cartoonist photographer 


Sar<\ Banoel Jessica Landess 


Erik Thom SEN 
layout & design 

Kathy Brownlow 
L,\URE Ch,\mberl.\in 

end is to educate not only 

ii.fe.ii. ii.v..,„ ..... «,ou u^ a Hispanics, but everyone else i.v.puv^ - „ 

special presentation Saturday about our culture," Sanchez knowledge of the many cun 

night that mil give a brief his- said. ent cultures in our school. 

Chattanooga gathers cleanup crewl 

formed by the students jl 
Spalding Elementary Stn"| 
under the leadership ot » ■ 
grade science teacher Ian"! 
Rosenberger. •J 

But with Ros™!-"*";! 
transfer to •ans'^'g'^ J 
instruction, and w™ .J 
school policy limiting "I 
community semce^pro^y 
one per quart"' . ''°,L mil 
said that there J"fj:„(li)*l 
room in the schedule to."" I 

the Wolftever cleanup. |jj|| 
year." said Rosenberger, 
Lo the school's comn.»« 
service coordinator. j,. 

Given her options.^^t"^^ ^ 
Rosenberger chose „ J, 

taking Spalding studen J 

community sem«P^ 

Angela Palmer 

Staff Writer 

Three-year-old Trevor spent 
Monday afternoon wading and 
catching frogs in Wolftever 
Creek with his cousin Austin, 9. 
Trevor's grandmother, Angela 
Denham, paused from her 
reading to look up and down 
the creek banks. 

"Right off I noticed a plastic 
bag laying up against the 
bank," she said. "But when I 
go, it's going to come witli me." 
The white, plastic bag 
Denham referred to had lain on 
the creek's bank since at least 
Friday afternoon, one day 
before the annual Wolftever 
Creek cleanup was to take 
place. The cleanup never hap- 

Cleanup of the creek is part 
of the Tennessee River Rescue, 

Areas of Wolftever Creek a.^ ... 
need oflitter collection, particu- 
larly in the local area. 

tributaries of htter. For the las 
five years, cleanup was per 

See Clean f 

Thursday, October 6, 2005 


The Southern Accent 3 

Student Association 

Senators for 

All e-mails are unless otherwise indicated. 

Name: David Beihl 

Major: Theology 
and Engineering 

Contact info.: 


email: davidbeihl 

Major: M.A. Church 
Leadership & 

Contact info.: 
email: clbeason 

Major: History 

Year: Sophomore 

Contact info.: 


email: markwalker 


Thursday, October 6 


4 The So uthern Accent 

SMC moves 

Koundaboutmakeover for Southern 


The Southern Missionary 
Church has grown out of Talge 
HaU chapel and has officially 
moved its service to the Lynn 
Wood Hall chapel. 

"[Lynn Wood] was the logical 
choice because it's near where we 
met previously," said Jessie 
Brodis, SMC church leader and a 
senior nursing major. "It's also 
nice because with tlie high win- 
dows and tall ceilings-it's similar 
in feel to Talge." 

Since beginning its student-led 
service in early November 2004, 
SMC has grown too large to com- 
ply widi the fire-safety code of the 
Talge Hall chapel. The room is fire 
coded for 250 people, and SMC 
was bringing in weekly groups of 
up to 350, Brodis said, 

Brodis and Gaiy Horinouchi, 
Soutliem's audio visual coordina- 
tor, decided to talk to administra- 
tion about moving SMC to Lynn 
Wood Hall. 

"Administration has put a lot of 
money into the installation of a PA 
system in the Lynn Wood chapel," 
Horinouclii said. "I thouglit it was 
such a wonderful option for the 
church to meet here and also a way 
to utilize tlie new equipment." 

Organizers of SMC decided to 
begin meeting in Lynn Wood. 
although renovation of tlie chapel 
has not been completed, Tiie front 
stage is unusable, and a projector, 
rear projection screen and basic 
theatrical lighting still need to be 
installed, Horinouchi said. 

Church leaders said that while 
the iirst Saturday in their new 
home didn't run perfectly, they are 
generally optimistic about the 

"We're very excited because a 
bigger venue will enable more stu- 
dents to be involved in SMC," said 
Sean Reed, an SMC worship leader 
and a senior theology major. 

Some involved with SMC rec- 
ognize the possibility that the 
church could lose some of the 
characteristics that have made it 

"The move was necessitated by 
growth, and that's a healthj' sign," 
said chaplain Ken Rogers. "[SMC] 
needs to be careful, though, 
because it was founded on rela- 
tionships and student involve- 
ment; the bigger it becomes, tlie 
harder it will be to maintain its 
small church feel." 

Although the Lynn Wood Hall 
chapel is currently a good fit for 
SMC, church leaders realize that 
another move may be necessary 
in the future. 

"With the history of 
groivth that SMC has cxliibited, 
we have no other option but to 
assume that we will probably 
outgrow Lynn Wood in the next 
year," Brodis said. "We are cur- 
rently in the process of exploring 
other options for the future." 

Southern's campus is about 
to experience a make-over, 
including the new Wellness 
Center, the extension of 
Taylor Circle and a round- 
about. The plan is to mirror 
Taylor Circle on the other side 
of University Drive. Adding a 
roundabout to the center of 
Taylor Circle will have many 

"Partly, it's a safety issue, 
said Mary Hamilton, associate 
vice president of financial 
administration. "It allows 
traffic to freely move through 

The roundabout also gives 
the opportunity to add anoth- 
er identifying mark to the 
campus by providing a place 
to put a sign. 

Gordon Bietz, president of 
Southern, said that the round- 
about will give "the opportu- 
nity for the public to be made 
more cognizant of being on a 
university campus." 

The roundabout will also 
provide a focal point, drawing 

together pu^l together the recreational 

proviu.a.u.a.t...u.,u.« s "If V^u think about it." side of cam^pus with the aca- 

both sides of the campus Hamilton said, "this will help demic side. 

However, Southern stu- 
dents have opposing view^ 
points on the prospective 

"I think [roundabouts are] I 
confusing," said Tanaf 
VanderWaal, a sophomore I 
nursing major. "[The antici- L 
pated roundabout is] going to I 
cause more accidents." 

"I think it's a pretty coot I 
idea," said Jarrod Dunson a I 
sophomore computer scieucel 

The idea of the roundabout I 
has been in the works for| 
about three monthsj 
result of the planned ad 
of the Wellness Center, 

Southern took the idea to I 
the Cit>' of Collegedale plan-f 
ning commission tc 
approval. The commission! 
members voted unanimously 
to approve the concept of a 
roundabout on July 18, 2005. 1 
Southern is currently work- 1 
ing on a final design to take to | 
the commission for approval I 
They hope to have the final I 
design in place by Decemberl 
and would like to construcl| 
the roundabout next su 

Southern offers 16 new majors 

and advisement. 




added 16 switched it from a Bachelor of 
minor this Arts to a Bachelor of Science 

majors and 

This is a lower number 
than in years past. In the past. 
Southern had been put on 
probation by the Southern 
Association of Colleges and 
Schools, limiting the new 
number of majors it could 
add. Although Southern was- 
n't on probation this year, 
there weren't as many majors 
added this year. 

Fifteen of the new majors 

are revamped majors offered 

last year. Before this year. 

Southern offered a Bachelor 

of Science degree in musical 

performance. Starting this 

semester. Southern has split 

up this degree into seven dif- 

I ferent majors. There are now 

majors for piano, organ, voice, 

wind instrument, brass 

instrument, string instrument 

I and percussion instrument. 

A public relations degree 

has changed as well. Prior to 

this year, a public relations 

major had to take sb: hours of degree, allowing students to 

intermediate-level foreign graduate without having six 

"ITrf , .-. . ^""^^ °f intermediate-level 

tn t^l,r h K °^ u ' ''^"* ^°'"*Sn language. The number 

scared ^i ZT '^"' T' '^ ^"^"^ ^^'^^°°^ ^^^^^^ ^as 
scared of the foreign Ian- risen from 13 four years aeo to 
Euaee." said Joni Zier, 22 this semester. ^ 

"Getting rid of the foreign 

There are now 
majors for piano, 
organ, voice, wind 
instrument, brass 
instrument, string 
instrument and per- 
cussion instrument. 

Southern's director of records 

language helped that one," 
Zier said. 

Another changed major is 
computer science-embedded 
systems. It is still the same 
degree, but the major has 
been technologically updated. 
"This was just updating 
with the times... updating ter- 
minolog>',..with the computer 
age," Zier said. 

Art education K-12 is being 
brought back as a major this 

"This was a major they 
brought back from the 80s," 
Zier said. 

Other new majors and 
minors offered this year are 
architectural drafting and 
Italian, respectively. 

Other revamped majors are 
character and commercial 
animation. The two majors 
used to be classified under art, 
then graphic design. Now the 
two majors are listed as 
Bachelor of Science degrees 
under animation-character 
and animation-commercial. 
There are 45 majors in char- 
acter animation and 46 
majors in commercial anima- 

Graphic design was also 
revamped. There are two dif- 
ferent bachelor's degrees now 
offered in graphic design-one 
in print design, and one in 
interactive media. 

Clean cent. 

continued from Pg.2 

downtown Chattanooga ii I 
places like Chattanooga Hospia I 
and the Chattanooga Zoo. 

Christine Bock, coordi 
of the Tennessee River Rescw I 
said no one stepped in to late I 
over leadership of the Wolfte« | 
cleanup this year. 

Despite the negle 
Wolftever, Bock said more thai j 
700 people joined the ef 
clean up the Tennessee RiW| 
and its tributaries throushoHI 
the Chattanooga area «'l 
Saturday. ,.l 

Bock said, "We hope H'l 
Collegedale will be able to ! | 
involved next year." 

Triathlon cont. 

free massages aft«fi- ,| 
ing the race. Free ft. f I 
water was provided tor e f 

one to enjoy. E"*' , 
Bicycle and Swim aM 
were also there wth 
chandise available tor I 
chase. frie»*l 

"One of roy , ( " 
informed roe the dV Jj 

that they ""^ed ,X p 
member to do the sw. 

tion," said Beth ^^ZcA 
parricipant from C I 
GA. "lamgladtbatJ^^^,^.^! 

opportunity to "^ .,^t.' 
because it has been a 0' 

Thursday, October, 6 2005 

The Southern Accent 5 

Current Events 

Parties conflicted over nominee 

WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the 
Senate's senior conservatives, 
Republican Orrin Hatch, offered 
unconditional support Tuesday to 
Supreme Court nominee Harriet 
Miers amid expressions of anxiety in 
some Repubhcan quarters over her 
legal philosophy. 

The Utah Republican took on crit- 
icism that Miers has no experience as 
a judge and a largely unknown track 

"A lot of my feUow conservatives 
are concerned, but they don't know 
her as I do," said Hatch, a former 
Judiciary Committee chairman. 
"She's going to basically do what the 
president thinks she should, and that 
is be a strict constructionist." 

Hatch said he already has decided 
to support her confirmation. "I don't 
need any more. I know her really well. 
And I mtend to support her," he told 

President Bush, at a news confer- 
ence in the White House's Rose 
Garden, asked the Senate to confirm 
Miers by Thanksgiving and urged 
Democrats to give her a chance to 
explain her views of the law and the 

He worried aloud that issues could 

surface, noting that half of the 
Democratic members of the Senate 
had voted against John Roberts, his 
choice to succeed William H. 
Rehnquist as chief justice of the 
United States. 

Miers, who was meeting Tuesday 
with Finance Committee Chairman 
Charles Grassley, R-Iowa., and 
Judiciary Committee member Jeff 
Sessions, R-Ala., was nominated to 
replace retiring Justice Sandra Day 

"I know her. I know her heart. 
Remember, she was part of the search 
committee that picked John 
Roberts," said Bush, who used his 
Rose Garden nev\^ conference to reit- 
erate his credentials ; 

Bush has known Miers for more 
than 10 years, first as his personal 
lawyer and most recently as a White 
House counsel. "When it's all said 
and done, the American people are 
going to know what I know: This 
woman deserves to be on the bench. 
And she'll bring credit to the bench 
and to the law," he said. 

Facing criticism fi"om conserva- 
tives who were disappointed over his 
father's choice of Justice David 

Souter, who has become one of the 
most hberal members of the court. 
Bush insisted that Miers was a strict 
constructionist and a conservative 
and would stay that way. "She isn't 
going to change over the course of 
time," Bush said. 

"I have said in the past that I 
would like a nominee with a proven 
track record on important issues to all 
Americans and \vhose judicial philos- 
ophy is well -formed," said Sen. Sam 
Brownback, R-Kan., one of Congress' 
most fervent anti-abortion lawmak- 
ers, "I am not yet confident that Ms. 
Miers has a proven track record." 

The conservative National Review, 
in a Monday editorial, called the 
Miers nomination a "missed opportu- 

"Being a Bush loyalist and friend is 
not a qualification for the Supreme 
Court. She may have been the best 
pick from within Bush's inner circle," 
the magazine said. "It seems impossi- 
ble to maintain that she was the best 
pick from any larger field. It seems 
highly unlikely that she \vill be the 
land of justice who, in combination 
with Roberts, Scalia, and Thomas, 
will attract additional votes by the 
sheer force of her arguments." 

Owners often look like their pets 

(AP Photo/ Jeff Christensen) 

.acueline MalicU holds her ^^-^tr^^i^^^^^^^fLt'S'^C 
named Oompahloompa during a preview t""^ "^^^,^)_ „^ CFA-Iams cat 
lams cat show, Wednesday, Oct. 5, ^""^"'fhrJeekendandv^U feature 
show will be held at Madison Square Garden this weekena ana 
over 300 show cats. 

Roberts debates doctor-assisted suicide 


New Chief Justice John Roberts stepped forward 
Wednesday as an aggressive defender of federal author- 
it>' to block doctor-assisted suicide, as the Supreme 
Court clashed over an Oregon law that lets doctors help 
lerminally ill patients end their lives. The justices will 
decide if the federal government, not states, has the 
final say on the Hfe-or-death issue. 

Bomb kills 25 in Shiite mosque 

A bomb exploded at the entrance of a Shiite 
Muslim mosque south of Baghdad as hundreds of 
worshippers gathered for prayers on the first day 
of Ramadan and for the funeral of a man killed in 
an earlier bombing. At least 25 people were killed 
and 87 wounded. The ejcplosion hit the 
Husseiniyat Ibn al-Nama mosque, ripping 
through strings of lightbulbs and green and red 
flags hung around the entrance to celebrate the 
start of the holy month. The mosque's facade was 
ravaged, shops nearby were detroyed and several 
cars were damaged. 

Senate debates treatment of detainees 


U.S. troops interrogating terrorism suspects don't 
know which techniques are permitted and Congress 
owes it to them to establish clear standards. Senate 
Republicans said Wednesday, opening a politically . 
volatile debate over the treatment of detainees. The 
White House opposes legislation that would impose 
restrictions on the Pentagon's detention, interroga- 
tion and prosecution of prisoners, arguing that it 
would tie the president's hands in wartime 

Tropical storm moves to Florida 


Tropical Storm Tammy formed just off 
Florida's east coast Wednesday and could bring 
tornadoes, heavy rains and coastal erosion to 
northern Florida and parts of Georgia and the 
Carolinas. Tammy, with winds of 40 mph, was 
centered about 40 miles north-northeast of Cape 
Canaveral and 130 miles southeast of 
Jacksonville at 11 a.m. and was moWng to the 
north at 14 mph. It is ejqiected to parallel the 
coast and gradually slow its forward motion. 

Sunni's withdraw boycott threat 

Iraq's parliament voted Wednesday to 
reverse last-minute changes to rules for next 
week's referendum on a new constitution after 
the United Nations said they were unfair. 
Sunni Arabs responded by dropping their 
threat to boycott the vote and promised to 
reject the charter at the polls. U.N. and U.S. 
officials welcomed the reversal, saying it 
helped restore integrity to the crucial Oct. 15 
referendum and urged all Iraqis to participate. 

House vote forced to runoff 

f. (AP) 


ical i 

Illegal immigration emerged as 
in the race to fill the nation's only vacant House 
seat, as an anti-immigration activist siphoned off 
enough votes from the GOP-backed favorite to 
force a runoff election. 

State Sen. John Campbell finished with 46 per- 
cent of the vote in Tuesday's special election m 
Southern California's heavily Republican Orange 
County, but failed to gain the majority needed to 
avoid a runoff. 


Thursday, October 6 ; 


Two Americans win Nobel Prize "Rings" exhibit 

. Americans John L. Hall and 
Roy J. Glauber and German 
Theador W. Haensch won the 
2005 Nobel Prize in physics 
Tuesday for work that could 
lead to better long-distance 
communication and more pre- 
cise navigation woridwide and 

The prize was given to the 
three for their work in applying 
modern quantum physics to the 
study of optics. Engineers have 
used their observations to 
improve lasers, Global 
Positioning System technology 
and other instruments. 

Glauber, 80, of Harvard 
University, took half of this 

year's Nobel for showing how 
the particle nature of light 
affects its behavior under cer- 
tain circumstances. Although 
those conditions are rarely 
observed in nature, they are 
often relevant m sophisticated 
optical instruments. 

Hall, 71, of tlie University of 
Colorado, and Haensch, 63, of 
the Ludwig-Maximilian- 

Universitaet in Munich, won 
"for their contributions to the 
development of laser-based 
precision spectroscopy, includ- 
ing the optical frequency comb 

Hall and Haensch mil spht 
one half of the $1.3 million 
prize, with Glauber receiving 

the remainder. 

"It's a huge surprise, a great 
pleasure," Hall said, noting that 
the work was a team effort. 

SpeaWng from his office in 
Munich, Haensch called the 
awardahigh point ofhis career^ 

"I was speechless but of 
course very happy, exuberant,' 
he said. "Now.Iam trying to get 

used to this." 

He said the fruits of their 
work could eventually be 
applied to improving communi- 
carion across the globe and 
beyond. The research could also 
he useful in helping spacecraft 
navigate more accurately on 
longjoumeys, or creatmg better 
digital animation. 

Unlversitv. took half of this prize, with Glauber receivmg aigua. a.,,,......,.. 

Tobacco farmers sue government 

William Neese began farming 
burley tobacco in southwest 
Virginia's foothills when he 
was 12. He quit only because 
payments from a federal 
tobacco-quota buyout prom- 
ised to help him exit a business 
that no longer guaranteed 

But in March, the 52-year- 
old fanner from Abingdon was 
stunned to learn that he would 
receive only a third of what he 
had expected from the $10.1 
billion buyout. Other longtime 
growers were getting similar 
unwelcome surprises. 

Now Neese and another 
Virginia farmer have sued the 

U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, accusing it of 
steering away from Congress's 
directives and effectively slash- 
ing their payments. 

For Neese, that means he 
would receive about $190,000 
rather than the $563,000 he 
expected. The other burley 
farmer, Daniel M. Johnson of 
Meadowview, would get 
$217,000 versus $503,000. 

The farmers say the agency 
replaced a simple calculation 
approved by Congress with a 
complex formula that cuts pay- 
ments to many fanners. 

"I didn't realize that if the 
House passed it, the Senate 
passed it and the president 

signed it, that the USDA had 
any power to change it," said 
Neese, who stopped growing 
tobacco last year and now rais- 
es more cattle. "I guess we're 
getting an education here." 

A spokesman for the USDA 
declined to comment and 
deferred to the Justice 
Department, which said it 
planned to file a response in 

But in an April letter to U.S. 
Sen. George Allen, an official 
with the Agriculture 
Department said a lot of farm- 
ers got the false impression 
that they would receive pay- 
ments based on their 2002 
tobacco quotas. 

Investigators search for cause of NY boat tour accident 

The captain of a tour boat that 
capsized, kiUing 20 people, 
told authorities it was hit by 
waves and turned over as he 
tried to steer out of them, 
authorities said Monday. 

The postcard perfect day of 
sailing on Lake George sud- 
denly turned horrific Sunday 
when the 40-foot boat the 
Ethan Allen flipped over so 
quickly that none of the 47 
passengers could put on a life 
jacket. Seven people were hos- 

There was no confirmation 
another boat that could have 
kicked up 

the a 

, and 

e giv- 

ing investigators differing 
sions of what happened, 
authorities said. 

Mark Rosenker, acting 
chairman of the National 
Transportation Safety Board, 

said the investigation would 
focus on the history of the 
boat, the pilot's history, the 
rules and regulations the boat 
operated under and whether 
the boat carried enough crew 

"It's much too early to 
determine what happened out 
on that lake," Rosenker said. 

There had been hundreds of 
boats on Lake George on the 
sunny Sunday afternoon, caus- 
ing "a lot of wave action," 
Warren County Sheriff Larty 
Cleveland said earlier Monday. 
The boat's captain, Richard 
Paris, was the only crew mem- 
ber aboard, but that was 
allowed under state rules for a 
boat that size. 

People from nearby boats 
on the busy lake tried to rescue 
the victims from the chilly 
Avater. Witnesses described a 
chaotic scene as the older vic- 

tims, some who relied 
walkers, cried out. 

"The boat was sideways 
the water, and peoph 
screaming," said Joanne 
Rahal, who was in a boat when 
the Ethan Allen flipped 
"Bodies were floating by our 

All the passengers 
from Michigan, Cleveland 
said. Their names were not 
immediately disclosed A hos 
pital spokesman had earlier 
put the toll at 21, but 
Cleveland said it was 20 

All but one of the victims' 
families had been notified and 
some were en route to Lake 
George, Rosenker said. 

"We were just cruising 
along, and all of a sudden, the 
boat tipped. We thought it was 
kind of like a joke," Ann Mae 
Hawley, 74, told the Glens 
Falls Post-Star. "Next thing I 

(AP Photo/Mlchaol Conroy) | 
A display of a suit of armor is one of the hundreds of items on 
display in the "The Lord of the Rings" exhibition at the Indian 
State Museum in Indianapolis, Wednesday. Oct. 5. 2005- imsb 
the last of three U.S. stops for the exhibition, on loan from tfie 
Te Papa Tongarewa museum in WeUington, New Zealand, Th 
Indiana State Museum is the only U.S. venue that ^lU host the 
show in its enHrety, dedicating 12,000 square feet to the ^ 
artifacts featured in dkector Peter Jackson's "Lord of the King 
film trilogy. 

Firefighter on a hot tin roof 


Ctiarlotte firefighter Scott Killian clings to a chimney as ' 
erupts from ttie attic of a home in Charlotte, N.C ., ^g 
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005. 35 firefighters were called t" 
two alarm fire. The fire reached the attic and chimney ^^^^ I 
caused firefighters to retreat when the attic exploded, 
were no injuries to Chariotte firefighters or the family- 

Thurs day, October 6, 2005 

The Southern Accent 7 

Britni Brannon 
Alex Mattison 
Lifestyles Co-Editors 


Corn maze enchants all who enter 

It's not every day you get 
the opportunity to venture 
into an enchanted forest, an 
enchanted orange grove, -an 
enchanted Georgia rest stop 
bathroom {although some are 
more enchanted than others), 
let alone an enchanted corn 
maze! My first impression was 
that the enchantment had 
something to do with the 
spectacular play on words that 
the phrase "corn maze" 
afforded me - I just had to go. 
Alex Spearman, a video 
production major, Missy 
Maracle, religion editor, 
Tandra Young, nursing major, 
Sara Lapinsky, biochem 
major, Heather Blake, nursing 
major, and I loaded into the 
car, and after a leisurely 30 
minute drive into 

Chattanooga we started seeing' 
the signs; this was apparently 
pretty popular. Located just 
down the road from Lookout 
Mountain, the enchanted corn 

maze finds its home next to a 
stoic "See Rock City" barn. 
There is a place for hay rides, 
refreshments, and after dark 
the enchanted corn maze 
becomes a "spooky" enchant- 

After picking up some 
enchanted kettle corn we 
made our. way to the maze. At 
the entrance a "maze ranger" 
explained the rules of the 

maze and we picked up a triv- 
ia card. Stationed throughout 
the maze are numbered posts 
corresponding to numbers on 
your trivia card. If you answer 
a question wrong you are sent 
the wrong way. Being the 
scholarly Southern Adventist 
University Bible students we 
are, we took the Bible trivia 
card. 14 hours later we 
emerged from the enchanted 
corn maze cold and tired. We 
were not hungry however - 
we ate religion editor Missy 
Maracle for sustenance (Just 
kidding; it took about 30 min- 
utes but we did manage to get 

If you are looking for a 
fun Sabbath afternoon activity 
or just need a break from 
studying, head on down to the 
enchanted corn maze and take 
some friends. Just make sure 
you get something to eat 
before you go in—it could be a 
long time before you see food 
again, whether it's enchanted 

Writer's block will be a part of the Lifestyles page 
every other week. Submit the musings of your mind. 

Merely Men 

Of what importance are we - merely men? 

We're outnumbered by the sands on the shore 

Sadly imprisoned by life's simple door 

What place are we from or where have we been? 

What race, contest, or challenge did we win? 

Our prideful species I deeply implore! 
What do we need? What wants? What more? 

Once full, we tell the pitcher, "Fill again!" 

We search high, low, far, wide for something 

But we search not ourselves for smallest hope 

We find only Disappointment's sting 

We yearn fulfillment, yet we sit and cope 

Praying each fresh day. something new would bring 

Proving the limits of every man's scope. 

-Jenna Autumn Everest 


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Melissa Maracle 

reugion Editoh 

Southern students 

preached a three weeklong 
evangelistic series in 
Madagascar during the sum- 
mer, and hundreds of people 
were baptized as a result. 

"We wanted to give our stu- 
dents a successful, positive 
experience," said Dr. Carlos 
Martin, professor in the 
School of Religion, who 
helped organize the trip. 

Fourteen students traveled 
to the capital city of 
Antananarivo this May. Each 
preached 19 sermons at differ- 
ent churches to crowds of no 
less than 400. Sometimes the 
audience was so full that visi- 
tors were standing or looking 
in through windows. 

The series was part of a 
field school where religion 
majors could get hands-on 
experience preaching an evan- 
gelistic series. Each morning 
the students took classes, and 
during the afternoons they 
visited members and prepared 
their sermons. The students 
preached with the help of 
interpreters who translated 
their sermons into the local 
language, Malagasy. The stu- 
dents also used laptops and 
slide presentations to illus- 
trate their sermons. 

At the end of the series, 
15,000 attended the Sabbath 

As a result s of the Madagascar meetings, 680 peopl 
one Saturday morning. 

meeting and 680 were bap- Sean Reed, a senior theology 
tized that day. The combined student. ^ 

hantism.'i from the spring and Robbie Doss, 

summer meetings totaled 

Martin said that such a 
response doesn't usually hap- 

"That's encouraging. It's 
something we don't see that 
often," he said. 

impacted not 

only the people of Madagascar saying 'God I c 

but also the students who 


"One of the things I real- 
ized was that regardless of 
where people live or of their 
status, people hi 

cation major, said he learned 
the importance of being will- 
ing to do God's work. 

"My talent is not public 
speaking, but God used me," 
said Doss. "It's not about 
being Mark Finley or Doug 
Batchelor or Dwight Nelson, 
about being willing and 


e spiritual needs," said the world. 

J this, but 
I mil do the best I can with 
your help.'" 

Martin said that the experi- 
ence taught the students to be 
aware of other cultures and 
challenges in other parts of 

Jewelry: a symptom of a deeper problem 

Tim .Iknnings 

Ri-tL'ntly, I have spoken 
witli SL'vcral students and fac- 
ulty regarding student life and 
the challenges you face each 
day. It has been suggested that 
a column in the Southern 
Accent written by someone not 
employed by the school or cur- 
rently attending the school 
might provide an unbiased 
forum to explore questions, 
issues, and difficulties which 
some of you may be facing. So 
here it is - a new column 
specifically designed as a 
resource for you. 1 will make 
you this promise - I will not 
duck the tough questions and I 

nt iirovide 
■ 1 iviU du 

Therefore. I entourage yuu, it 
you have questions, if you are 
struggling with problems, or il 
you are searching for meaning- 

to submit your 
to "Dr. J" c/o editor, 
Southern Accent at the 
Southern Accent office. Here's 
the first question: 

Q: So, what's the deal with 
jewelry? Some faculty at SAU 
get all bent out of shape over 
jewelr5'. Is it reallv that big a 

A: All, a timeless issue. The 
issue of jewelry was a constant 
source of debate and conflict 
20 years ago and I'm sad to see 
it remains such a focus of con- 
cern today. 

As a general rule, when try- 
ing to work through differ- 
ences with another party, it is 
best to seek to understand 
before seeking to be under- 
stood. So, let's seek to under- 
stand. The faculty members at 
SAU greatly desire the health, 
welfare, success, and eternal 
salvation of the students they 
teach. Because ofthis, they are 
concerned with more than 
class attendance and academic 

performance - they are con- 
cerned about you as a person 
with your heart, with your 
character development, and 
with your relationship with 
Christ. Unfortunately, not all 
faculty members have the 
same understanding on how to 
assist you in your development 
and not all faculty members 
communicate in the most 
effective manner possible. This 
can lead to misunderstanding. 
Some faculty members real- 
ize that jewelry is not the real 
issue. Such mature faculty 
members realize that jewelry, 
in most cases, means nothing 
more than a nice tie, a decora- 
tive scarf, stylish glasses, or an 
eye-catching watch - just part 
of our apparel. They realize 
that if one's character is right, 
if one has mature values, and if 
one doesn't become self-indul- 
gent, then it is not a problem. 

Tim Jennings is a '83 graduate of 
Southern. This article will conlin- 

For all the negative things that you have to say ab J 
yourself, remember the Word of God which 
responds to you truthfully. 
By Anali Valenzuela 

When you say: "It's impossible." 

God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27). 

When you say: "I'm too tired." 

Jesus says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30). 

When you say: "Nobody really loves me." 
God says: I love you (John 3:16 & John 13:34). 

When you say: "I can't do it." 

God says: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13). 

When you say: " I can't forgive myself!" 
God says: I FORGIVE YOU (1 John 1:9). 

When you say: I'm no smart enough." 

God says: I give you wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30). 

When you say: "I feel alone" 

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The Southern Accent 9 

Lynn Taylor 
Opinion Editor 



Lack of common courtesy a growing problem 

pie take total advantage of some- 
one. They didn't say anything or 
even touch him. However, he 
was used at the same. He held 
open the door for someone he 
had been walldng beside, and 17 
other people walked in. I think I 
was the only one to say Thank 
you" to him. I have no idea who 
he was, but he's the first person 
I've seen in a long time hold a 
door for a lot of people and not 
shove someone out of the way to 
get in the door when he'd had 
enough of the stampede. 

The fact remains that people 

on campus are becoming more 

and more discourteous to the 

point of being downright rude. 

I was walking from Brock to Over the last few days I have 

Mabel Wood the other day and I observed some things: pedestri- 

was shocked to see about 18 peo- ans don't have the right of way 

here, even when they push the 
button for the insanely bright, 
flashy lights (which should really 
be at the crosswalk just before 
College Drive). Walking on the 
promenade in heels is stupid 
unless you really want to walk 
through the grass in them 
because that group of four or sl\ 
people across ivill make you walk 
onto the grass unless you run 
into one of them. Bit^clists have 
a death wish for everyone else. 
So do skateboarders. 

Common courtesy seems to 
have packed its bags and left 
Southern. I'm not talking about 
etiquette here, though we are in 
sore need of that as well. Very 
few people hold doors, even if it's 
pushing it back so the next per- 
son can catch it. Cars are espe- 

cially bad here. How hard is it to 
park in the lines? I know the 
parking on campus is tight, but 
you should be able to get into a 

space straight, e 
drive a F-250 Super Duty 
(though why you would drive 
one on these psychotically small 

lanes is beyond me). Parldng 
isn't the only thing— everyone 
seems to ignore the right of way 
rule here, Just because I think 
you're going to hit me doesn't 
mean it's your turn. 

Lastly, cell phones. I know, I 
know, mine went off the other 
day. I apologize to Dr. McArthur 
and everyone in government 
class, however, mine was not the 
only one to ring. In the space of 
20 minutes, two others rang too. . 
In my defense, I do put mine on 
silent as a rule. It's not just in 
class that the cell phones ring. 
It's convocation, vespers, church, 
theaters, museums, and book- 
stores. And let me tell you a little 
secret: yelling doesn't improve 
reception. Going outside does. 

America the beautiful not so beautiful 

that were your sole purpose— 

abori: every black baby in this 

At the top of the Ku Klux country and your crime rate 

Klan's website it says, would go down." ■ 

"Proclaiming a message of Immediately, RepubUcans 

=%ope and deliverance fotwhite, . and Democrats pounced _qn 

Christian America!" Bennett who served m the 

Deliverance from what? Black Reagan and first Bush admm- 

people and non-Christians? istrations. Instead of apologiz- 

What was I doing on the ing, Bennett defended his com- 

KKK's website? A ments. "I was putting forward 

What was I 
doing on the 
KKK's web- 

proposition... I'm 
not racist... I don't 
think people have 
the right to be 

When Bennett 
was asked if he 
owed people 

Southern is the home of the free 

Ryan Child 

Guest Co ntributor 

apology he said, "I don't think 
so. I think people who misrep- 
resented my view owe me an 

Think there's not racism m 
today's America? Think again. 

Tennessee legis- ' 
lator sent me 
there. State repre- 
sentative Stacey 
Campfield, a white 
recently tried to 
join Tennessee's 
Black Legislative 
Caucus saying, "I, too, dream." 
Naturally, Campfield was 
denied membership in the 
Black Caucus, which apparent- 
ly upset him. He accused the 

Black Caucus of being more luunj ., '"• — • — - 

discriminatory than the KKK The guy who said we couM 
saying, "My understanding is lower the crime rate in 
that the KKK doesn't even ban America by aborting all blacK 
members by race." He added • fetaises thinks he is owed an 
that the KKK "has less racist apology. , 

bylaws" than the Black Caucus. Just because we don t see 
Those outrageous claims the fire hoses doesn t mean all 
sent me to the KKK's website is well for black America^ 
to check their veracity. As I Newspaper picture captions ol 
suspected, Campfield was a bit Hurricane Katnna victims por- 
confused. It turns out you do tray white people "foraging tor 
have to be white to join the food" and black people loot- 
KKK. Shocker. (Non-white ing." The average white family 
supporters, however, "are wel- has about $80,000 in assets 
come to fiU out a supporter while the average black tamuy 
application and receive general has about $6,000. 
mailings ") Sadly, the American dream 

Another message was pro- isn't equally accessible to alk 
clauned last week by former America has work to do. Ana 
Education Secretary William that begins by eliminating 

Bennett. He said on a radio prejudice. 

talk show, "If you wanted to Brian is a senior broadcast 
reduce crime, you could-if journalism nnajor 

My point is that everyone 
needs to stop complaining 

We should all be grateful of about Southern. The trouble- 
how God has blessed this makers can call it "Extremely 
campus. Our leaders care for Necessary Reforms" if they 
us like surrogate parents, want, but the administration 
From the moment I wake up knows that they know best, 
to the moment I get back to The rules we live with here 
the dorm at the gracious Hme worked in the '50s and they 
of 1115, I feel blanketed in are just as effective now. 
warmth. I always wanted to Think about all of the evil 
go to a university run like my portrayals of violence, sex, 
high school. I feel that it helps and other immoral acts we 
the fieshmen transition. could witness if cable TV was 

The freedoms we enjoy allowed in the dorms. The 

here are very precious to me. administration is just trying 

Letter to the editor 

Everyday I have 
the choice between 
fried cheeses, 

melted cheeses, 
and fried potatoes 
with melted 

cheese. I honestly 
don't get why peo- 
ple would want 
condiments like 
pepper when we 
get such a wide 

to be a good 

I always want- parent by not 

letting us watch 

ed to go to a cable, just as it 

would be at 

University run 

like my high 


I praised 
God for nearly 
a week when 1 
heard that the 


variety of work was becoming more 

"nutritious foods. Even the censored. We need to clamp 

vegans have an ever-changing down ™ th^ f e sharing. 

r: tirS ^se'S S^a^'raXpfrylloVTi 

fried ^t^^'=''J^*;';"fbroc- we as twenty-somethings are 

very, very, well-cooked .^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^.,^^^, 

'as everybody knows, the guidance of the older gen- 
Southern is the place to meet eratiom 
your future spouse^ JJo^J se.^^^ V V^J,^ 

fe^CleVgr-o^ng'^rr retirements either. It isn't 

see couples giu e, ^^^ ^^ ,t,„„„i, the oeoule th; 

lawns, walking the prome- 
nade, the backseat of cars in 
the parking lot. As long as you 
stay far, far away from the 
Student Center you and your 
significant other can do what- 
ever you want. 

though the people that are 
forced to go actually worship. 
Just being in the pews counts 
as a relationship with God, 
right? Of course it is. 

Ryan is a senior advertising 

Finally, someone spoke on 
tlie issue of jewelry on campus. 
One main point is that we 
should adjust to the university's 
"no jewelry" rule because some 
of us might have jobs that 
require a dress code. Altliough 
necessary, the circumstances 
are different. First, that's a job, 
this is school. We ivill be getting 
paid to conform instead of pay- 
ing almost $20,000 a year to be 
told what to wear. 

Secondly, there arc legiti- 
mate reasons why workplaces 
have those dress codes, such as 
nurses not being allowed to 
wear jewelry for sanitary rea- 
sons. However, Southern has no 
such legitimate reasons. I've 
heard numerous explanations 
by teachers and staff like, "we 
are trying to project a certain 
image to the community" or 
"the General Conference says 
'no jewelry," It's hard to accept 
that a school based on a denom- 
ination rooted in the Bible is 
using cop-outs such as image 
and the GC as the basis for their 
policies. Yes, one can bring up 1 
Peter 3:3 about adornment, but 
that is a different debate about 
its context and interpretation . 

Like Taylor, I wear jewelry off 
campus. Southern has a dress 
code and I agreed to comply 
with it. However, the resigned 
attiwde in Taylor's article is dis- 
couraging because many stu- 
dents do not believe in their own 
power to change things. 

*cpjju£ns expressed in these 
artidis are rut tlree of tte 

Thursday, Oc tober ft ; 

Ethan Nkana 
Sports Editor 


^All night Softball ends well for Rebels 

The Rebels went undefeat- 
ed for their five games on 
Saturday night. 

"It's very satisfying," said 
Rebels team captain Mike 
Campbell. "There was a lot of 
trash talking going on, but we 
knew we could compete with 
the opposing teams and we all 
pulled together at the right 
time," he said. 

The Rebels were down four 
runs in their last game but 
came back in the bottom of 
the seventh inning against the 

In the previous game 
against the Bombers, they 
were tied five to five. The 
Bombers scored 4 runs in the 
top of the eighth inning, but 
the Rebels retaliated, scoring 
five runs in the bottom of the 
eighth to win the game. 

"It was a nice way to finish 
my senior year because I've 
played softball since I was a 

freshman," said Rebol ^ ■^ec 
ond baseman Aaron M(-Nult> 

Campbell and McNult> 
attribute the Rebels' success 
to good defense both m the 
outfield and infield and tu a 
lot of good hitting. 

McNulty commenled that 
in the game against the 
Bombers both teams were get 
ting a lot of hits dup to the 
thick fog, making it diffic ult to 
see fiy balls. 

In the championship game 
Rebels team member 
Jonathan Cherne had a hit 
down the baseline, storing 
two runs for the Rebels cind 
finishing the game. 1 lit- fin \\ 
score of the championshi[) 
game was 13-12. 

Team Unity went on to win 
the women's softball champi- 

"We played together really game." 
well and maintained an Jamie Kitterman, who 
upbeat attitude," said Unity's played rover on Saturday 
right center fielder Renee night, agreed that the team's 
Mathis, "and we played a solid success was mainly based 

upon their winning attitudes. 

"Even though we were tired 

we kept our spirits up," she 

High juirping in Chattanooga 

Colts upset defending champs 

Josh Jackson Idckflip 360s over a bench at 
the Chattanooga Skate Park. 

The Colts (1-0) won their 
first game of the season defeat- 
ing the defending flag football 
champion, the Bucs, 26-13. 

Jeremy Moretz picked off a 
pass from Hues' quarterback 
(QB), Jason Dunkel, on the 
opening drive and set the stage 
for an intense matchup. 

On the Bucs' ensuing pos- 
session, Dunkel found Donnie 
Miller for the touch- 
down, but they 
couldn't convert the ^-v 
e>Llra point so they V^=i 
trailed by one, 7-6. 

Colts' QB Brian 
Chinn had trouble 
connecting with his 
targets early on but 
connected with Troy 
Churchill on a vital third-and- 
long situation. Later in the 
drive Chinn found Scott 
McCoy in the end zone for the 
touchdown (TD). 

The Bucs couldn't get the 
necessary yardage and suf- 
fered a turnover on downs. 
Colts' rusher, Derek 

Sherbondy, forced Dunkel to 
scramble and make quick deci- 
sions in the pocket. 

With less than one minute 
remaining in the first half, 
China's long bomb, intended 

for Duane Davis, was inter- 
cepted by Donnie Miller. Davis 
immediately tackled Miller 
and received a penalty for 
unsportsmanlike conduct. 

Early in the second half 
Chinn connected with 
Churchill for a TD and con- 
verted the extra point with an 
option pass to Sherbondy. 

Dunkel made short work of 
the Bugs' next possession, con- 
necting with Jeff Johns for a 
TD and finding Mike Knutson 
in the end zone for 
the extra point. 

On the following 
drive Davis made 
an acrobatic catch 
and completed the 
play with a TD, 
widening the Colts' 
lead to 26-13. 

Churchill inter- 
cepted a pass by Dunkel to 
regain possession. Tom 
Neacsu of the Bucs sacked the 
Colts QB with a diving snag 
late in the game, Neacsu, a 
relentless rusher, is definitely 
the type of player you want to 
build your defense around. 

Preston Black, a former 
Buc, led the Colts to victory 
but remained level-headed 
about the results. "It's a big 
win. It feels good to upset the 

Unity wins 
women's games I 

Jamel Jameson 

Guest Conthib utor 

The women's All Night 
Softball Tournament- camt 
down to the final game endinj 
at 5:00 a.m. between the lead- 
ers of the blue and red din. 
sions, Team Unitj' and Us 
Frescas, leaving Team Unity 
as this year's champions. 

It wasn't surprising to see 
these two teams in the final 
since they combined for an 
amazing 8-1 record. The road 
to the championship game 
was a little surprising, seeing 
as Unity emerged from tbe 
loser's bracket to the champi. 
onship game. The one loss put 
Unity at a distinct disadvan- 
tage since they had to win tivo 
games in a row to take that 
championship from the pow- 
erful Frescas. 

The first game was not as 
thrilling as expected since it 
was called in the fifth inniflg 
after Jamie Kitterman hit a 
triple for two runs batted io 
that put Unity up by ten runs. 
The second game started out a 
little closer, but in the end 
Unity lived up to their name 
and united to win the women's 
tournament by a score of 9-3 
over Las Frescas. 

"Shelly Haviland playeJ 
really well and was a huje 
help to our success. I'm really 
glad we were playing together. 
Our team Just had good chenf 
istry; we played -well," s?'« 
Brenda Seifart, captain ol 
Team Unity. 

Las Frescas played «' 
throughout the tournaroe'i', 
going into the championship 
round with a flawless reconl 
"We played really well "S ' 
team the whole night until*' 
championship game, but v« 
had some strikes against us » 
the championship. We h> 
just come off of a long '• 
and we were all getting a li» 
tired since it was so late, s» 
Las Frescas' slugger, ff) 
Mittan. Las Frescas had aW 
a two hour wait between Of 
semi-final and final game ° 
the night. Unity, on the o^ 
hand, rode their momenwj; 
ft-om the losers' bracket (JiKJ, J 
ly into the champion-' 

The overall to"'';'^'!'!! 
both men's and women's 
huge success for yet \ 
year. Big props to our ^ 
P from the sports page a 
student body for doing = 
tasticjob. ahopeyou't- 
ing this Dr. F) 



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Volume 61, Issue 7 

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pening at KRs. 
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Religion P.9 

Opinion P.10 

Sports P.11 

Classifieds P.12 

Safety issues 
at Southern 

After the recent bike theft in 
Talge Hall, many students are 
wondering how safe their prop- 
erty is on campus. 

"It makes me uncomfortable 
to think that any dorm worker 
can gain access to my room day 
or night, whether I'm there or 
not," said Neil Cometa, a soph- 
omore chnical laboratory sci- 

Cometa is not alone. Most 
students' dorm rooms contain 
expensive items hke comput- 
ers, TVs, MPs players and 
musical instruments. While 
Southern does offer insurance 
policies that students may take 
out on expensive items, the 
schools insurance will not 
cover losses, said risk manage- 
ment officials. 

"It's scary to think that the 
school will give random people 
access to my room, but yet will 
not be responsible^ for their 
actions," said Jeff Santos, a 
freshman theology and 
accounting major. 

Theft in the dorms is not a 
new occurrence. The US 
Department of Education's 
Web site reports that Southern 
has averaged two to three thefts 
in the dorms each year for the 
past four years. This year, there 
have been about 25 reports of 
stolen property, clothes, money 
and, most notably, the bikes in 
Talge Hall. 

The deans in Talge Hall said 
that the bike theft was commit- 
ted by an off-duty maintenance 
worker who used his card to get 
into the bike room, where he 
stole the bike parts. 

"This is the first time, since I 
have been here, that we have 
had any problems with dorm 
workers stealing personal 
property," said John Sager, 
assistant dean at Talge Hall. 

Maintenance workers are 
given cards that give them 
access to student rooms and 

storage ; 

When students 

; off duty, these cards are to 
be turned in. The participants 
in the bike theft were off-duty 
when the theft occurred. 

Although maintenance 

workers do have access to stu- 
dent rooms a nd public areas i 
See Safety Pg. 


Matt Smith tells stories about jumping cattle and green slime durin); the opening night of In Tents. 

In Tents excites focus on Christ 

Worship at Southern is 
experiencing a change, at least 
for one week. 

The In Tents meetings 
began Monday and will con- 
clude Friday outside Wood 
Hall ftom 8 p.m. to 9 pm. 

Tonight's meeting will 
begin at 7 P-m., counting as 
double-worship credit for 
dorm students. 

"The outdoor meetings are 
designed to fellowship togeth- 
er," said Adam Brown, assis- 
tant chaplain. "This will be a 
mid-semester, spiritual re- 
charge for a lot of people to get 
their focus back on Christ." 

In Tents meetings started 
three years ago by Chad 
Stuart, then assistant chap- 
lain, to create a less intense 
week of prayer, Brown said. 
The Georgia-Cumberland 

Conference is the official spon- 
sor of the meetings. 

The theme for the week is 
"Christ in me." 

Mia Pandit, a junior psy- 
chology major, will speak 

"I really encourage students 
to come," Pandit said. "It's a 
topic that I think God really 
wants everyone to hear." 

See In Tents Pg. 3 

Rising number of students arrested 

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Arrests Per Year 















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More than 20 Southern stu- 
dents have been arrested in 
Collegedde this year including 
eight this semester, according 
to CoUegedale Police 

Department records. 

"I'm very concerned that 
[students] are engaged in more 
criminal activity," said Campus 
Safety official David 

Houtchens. "We'd like to have 
no arrests and no reasons for 

Police records show an 
increase in Southern students 
arrested over the last several 
years. Three students were 
arrested during *'="!"•';■■ „„„„d with 20 in 2005. according to school submitted 

Terl^reresttdTnthe;^: ^ZionaT records 'how numbers .0 the US Departmem 
?erof2005 me ncreaseisless bet,veen 2002 and 2004, .0 of EducaHon. The university is 
nronounced when calendar Southern students were arrest- only informed of arrests if the 
vears are compared. Sixteen ed, including four for drug law 
students were arrested in 2004 violations on public property. 


See Arrests Pg- 3 


Safety cont. 

r nntinued from Pgl 

the dorm, the university has 
many ways of foUoiving their 
tracks. The deans, as weU as 
campus safety, are able to tracl< 
who accessed a room and when 
the room was accessed. Each 
card reader holds the last 2,000 
entries into each room. It lists 
the time, date and name of the 
person who tried to access the 

■This system has been very 
helpful in finding stolen prop- 
erty," said Don Hart, assistant 
director of Campus Safety. 

Don Hart said there are 
many things students can do to 
keep tlieir valuable safe. 

Hart said, "Get an insurance 
policy on all expensive items 
you have in your room, aiid 
write down serial numbers so m 
case of a theft, we can use these 
numbers to track it down." 

Thursday, OctoWTT^i 

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been harassed for the past f^ i^^UHB^^^HI 

Chelsea Ingush 

HEwsEj!!!?? TV 

Southern students partici- 
pated in the Darfur Solidanty 
Fast on Thursday, Oct. 6 

been harassed for the pas 
two years by the Janjaweed 
government-sponsored mil. 
fia. who engage in the slaugh- 
ter rape, starvation and d ^ 
ter, loF ^ ^^^ people. 

Fast on Thursday, Oct. 6. in .«., "p^^ ^^^ ^._, 

order to spread awareness of phiceme ^^^^ ^,^^ ^^^ 

■ ~ ■'■■ '"'"^ °" Luion have been displaced 

These refugees are without 

tne genocide going 
Darfur, located in western 
Sudan, Africa, college 

Sudan,' Africa, college and l^llllZ^-^ ::,,,. sM^e, 
university students across ^^equ '^J", ' 

univeisiij' .jt" 

America fasted for a day. 

■I learned about the situa 
tion this summer at my 
internship," said Emily 
McArthur, a senior English, 
history and international 
studies (German) major 


McArthur proposed the 
idea of participating in a 
nation-wide fast and worked 
with JuliGatling, a senior his- 
tory major and the history 
club president, to coordinate 
1 ■_ 1 ni.iK.cnnnsnred 

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at Southern, she was sur- event. . , 

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prised to find that many s 

"we don't have a lot of 
orised to find that many siu- we uou i 

Sents knew nothing of the pro.sts -id^ Lisa ^ Clark 

™S'°;eo;ie:fDarfurhave professor. "But something 

Megan Kirkland wears a green ribbo 

that is benevolent like praying 

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Phonathon raises money for tuition 

EUMETHBUCKERBY i ..,„j .„,i,„„„thp difference of were sent to almnni telling them administration major. "I J 

Twenty Southern students are 
working to raise money so 
Southern's 2,522 students can 
get an education. 

When working for the, 
phonathon, you "make an impact 
ipAhe;\yliole,,unjversity, not just 
,,,your;Self qrit]ie,pl)ona^ion."-said 
Christian PatiiiG, a sophomore 
international Imsiness major. 

Sunday tlirough Wednesday 
night, fiom 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., stu- 
dent callers work in the Southern 
Connections call, center, asking 
alumni'to support the Southern 

For students, the Southern 

Fund "makes up the difference of 
what their tuition covers and 
doesn't cover," said Patrice Hieb, 
Southern's annual fund coordi- 
riatot. While students may think 
tuition is high at $13,580, it cov- 
ers only 78 percfait of the-cost of 
going to college. 

Money from the Southern 
Fund contributes to scholar- 
ships, current technology, emer- 
gency funds and more. 

This year the goal is to raise. 
$100,000 — twice as much as 
last year. Wliile this may seem 
extreme, Hieb said a new strate- 
gy is'being used to help see this 
, through. 

Before calling began, letters 

..... sent to alumni telling them 
about the Southern Fund. These 
letters are the first step in build- 
ing a connection with the alumni. 
WhUe raising money for the 
Southern Fund is important, the 
connections made between stu- 
dents and alumni have a lot to do 
with the outcome of the 
, phonathon. Students are concen- 
trating on building relationships 
with iumni to increase alumni 
..participation throughqvit.,. the 

"By bonding with, them, they 
realize that the school cares 
about tliem, and they feel that 
they should give," said Michael 
Hermann, a freshman business 

administration major. "Tnit,| 
successful alumni feel it is impot-i 
tant to give back to the s ' 
that helped them get to \vhml 
they a 

Aside from the letters, sti>| 
dents are not calling reguli 
donors first. Instead they sr 
starting with those who have dc 
previously donated or have notai 
a long time. The first" nihei\rEbli| 
of calling brought in $i5,22c| 
, firoili 19Q alumni. 

Also this yeiu-, instead of( 
ing for SL\ weeks, tliey are w 
ing all semester. They ^^il'^^j 
reach 13,000 alunuii, u" '^ 
last year's goal of 3,500. 

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Latin American Club celebrate 


Megan Brauner 

Robin George 

Christie Aguirre 

Chelsea Inglish 

Michael Crabtree 

SoNYA Reaves 

Matt Bakcu^' 

Amner Fernandez 

DE\qN Page 

Alex Mattison 

James Williams 

Elisa Fisher 

Laure Chamberlain 

The Latin American Club host- 
ed LAC Night on Saturday, Oct. 8, 
in nes P.E. Center. 

"We have LAC Night to educate 
the school about \vho we are and 
to share our culture," said Abner 
Sanchez, president of the Latin 
American Club. 

Students and community 
members of a variety of ethnic 
backgrounds attended the event. 

"It was nice that they [dub offi- 
cersl made the event available to 
families in the community, as well 
as to students that aren't LAC 
members because it gave every- 
one a chance to celebrate the 
Hispanic culture," said Kallie 
Breyer, a junior psychology major. 
Attendees of the event were 
able to take part in a variety of 
activities, mcluding a mechanical 
bull, inflatable boxing ring and a 
joust. Booths were also set up, dis- 
playing flags, souvenirs and a 
variety of foods from all the 

Hispanic countries represented. 

Cultural dances were per- 
formed by different countries. 

Argentina, Bolivia, Columbia, 
Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El 
Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, 
Mexico, Puerto Rico, Santo 
Domingo, Uruguay, and 

Photo Bj ■■_ , 
festivities durinEtt^' 

Venezuela were aUrepr^ 
Adam Wamack, a^.^^ ^ 

business ni^J°''',„ tAC^^ 
important to have »;^,,^ 

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Thursday, October 13, 2005 


SNN broadcasts on Southern's campus 

The Southern Accent 3 

The Southern News 
Network is bringing visual 
news stories to students 
across campus. 

The student-run news 
broadcast, called SNN, airs 
every Friday in the cafeteria 
at lunch and in Brock Hall. 

"We, as the students, are 
able to present news' that's 
happening on campus, in the 
community and around the 
world. I think that's a good 
opportunity," said Alicia 
Nurse, a senior broadcast 
journalism major and co-pro- 
ducer of SNN. 

SNN is a joint effort by stu- 
dents in the TV news report- 
ing and performance class 
and the TV studio production 
class. They learn the skills 
needed for news broadcasts, 
like interviewing, writing 
material and taking video. 

Other students work with 
the technical aspects of 
recording and editing the 

shows, which are taped 
Thursday afternoons. 

The nine students in the TV 
news reporting and perform- 
ance class are the on-camera 
personalities. Their stories 
range from sporting events 
like last week's triathlon to 
highlighting cheap places to 

eat in Chattanooga. 

"We ask ourselves, 'Is this 
something students talk 
about and are interested in?' 
That's what we'll do our sto- 
ries on," said Stephen Ruf, a 
professor in the School of 
Journalism & 


Ruf teaches both classes 
and also directs the broad- 
Student producer Alex 

communications major, said 
he enjoys being a part of SNN. 

"It's a lot of work, but it's 
worth it. I feel confident 
about the quality of the news 
we're bringing to the cam- 
pus," Spearman said. 

Beginning Monday, SNN 
broadcasts will be shown on 
campus cable channel 25. Ruf 
said that students will soon be 
able to download broadcasts 
online, and he hopes to have 
that available before mid- 
term break. 

In case students miss the 
broadcasts on Friday, they are 
also shown Monday on the 
first floor of Brock Hall. 

Ruf said if anyone has story 
ideas they should contact Alex 
Spearman at alexs@south- 

In Tents cont. 

continued from Pg.l 

The student-led meetings 
feature speakers, praise 
bands, special music and testi- 
monies. Brown, who is hosting 
the meetings, said he wants to 
create a laid-back and diverse 
worship setting. 

"I'm interested in the 
response of people seeing stu- 
dents be real," Brown said. 

Friday vespers should draw 
the largest crowd, so Brown 
suggested students bring a 
blanket or lawn chair. If the 
weather does not permit the 
outdoor meeting, students are 
to report to the church in nor- 
mal vespers attire. 

Friday's speaker, Ben 
Schnell, a freshman and theol- 
ogy major, said he wants to 
share a personal testimony 
conveying what Christ means 
to him. 

"We say we want to be like 
Christ, but there's so much 
more that we can do," said 
Schnell. "It's a simple mes- 
sage, but I want it to hit 

Darfur cont. 

continued from Pg.2 

and fasting together is the 
type of political action that is 
appropriate and needed on a 
Christian campus." 

Students Who participated 
wore green ribbons, which 
symbolize Darfur solidarity. 
160 ribbons were passed out, 
and McArthur said some- 
where between 150 to 200 
people participated. They 
began their fast at 7:30 a.m. 
and met at noon. 

"It was really cool," 
McArthur said. "We read 
Bible texts that had to do with 
the downtrodden, then we 
had prayer time." 

Marjorie Ellenwood, a jun- 
ior English and French 
major, joined in the fast. 

"I feel like I have a better 
idea of what those people are 
going through," Ellenwood 
said. "It just makes me more 
s>Tnpathetic to them." 

At 7:30 p.m., participants 
met again to break the fast 
wth pizza and drinks. 

Diller and McArthur both 
said the fast was a successful 

New home for Southern freshmen 

With 605 students, this 
year's freshman class is the 
largest Southern has ever had, 
according to the records and 
advisement office. And the 
influx of freshman women has 
forced Thatcher South', nor- 
mally reserved for upperclass- 
men, to open its doors to 
accommodate. • 

Many Seventh-day 

Adventist academies' graduat- 
ing classes were large last 
May, and Southern's was too. 
Therefore, no one anticipated 
high enrollment numbers for 
this year, said Dennis Negron, 
a Talge Hall residence dean 
and overseer of housing. 

"We had planned for an 
increase of 25 to 30 women in 
Thatcher, Thatcher South and 
Southern Village," Negron 
said. "We had an increase of 
around 120. 

This year, Thatcher and 
Thatcher South house 729 
women, according to the 
records and advisement 
office. Of those women, about 

20 freshmen were transferred 
from Thatcher to Thatcher 
South to join their upperclass- 
man peers, Negron said. 
Choosing who went to 

This year , Thatcher and 

Thatcher South house 

729 worren. . 

Thatcher South was based on 
when housing deposits were 
turned in. And some students 
gave up rooms in Thatcher to 
move in with a certain room- 
mate in Thatcher South. 

Though there is space for 
ever>' woman, the influx has 
caused many unusual circum- 
stances, like assigning tempo- 
rary rooms and roommates, 
processing rooming requests 
more slowly and the hiring of 
more resident assistants, 
Negron said. 

One such resident assistant 
is Dalia Mellish, a religious 
education major and the resi- 
dent assistant for the overflow 
hall in Thatcher South. On her 
hall, every room is full with 
the exception of two rooms 

whose occupants are paying 
for single occupancy, she said. 
Freshman women fill most of 
those rooms, she said, but 
there are also non-freshman 
students living on the hall. 
Though comfortable with 
their largely freshman hall, 
many would prefer different 

"Most of them [freshmen 
women] want to be over in 
Thatcher because that's where 
most of their friends are," 
Mellish said. 

The women agree. 

Alana Pabon, a freshman 
social work major, gave up her 
room in Thatcher to room 
with her best friend in 
Thatcher South. But Pabon 
said she would like to be in 
Thatcher because she feels 
"far away from everyone." 

But there have been bene- 
fits, too. 

Pabon said, "It does have 
most of the upperclassmen, 
[and] though I love my fresh- 
man class, it gives [me] the 
opportunity to get to know 
other people." 

Arrests cont. 

continued from Pg.l 


u ,^ ^,..,= h=on inrluded in the "Southern otters 16 new majors" story. 
In the Oct.6 issue, the following information should have been '"'^'"''^'^ '" ,/.^" .^ 

They are 34 students in character animation and 2 students '" '=°^^;" .^^^!^^"'^^o°"ent^ within majors, and sometimes the majors them- 
Improvements of academic programs generally involve upgrading and updating concentratio 

selves, but not usually by adding a host of new majors. ^^^ j^a^Hy (q difficulties with overseas programs, but 

Southern was on probation with the acqrediting agency for the 2003 20U4 y 

has been fully accredited since the issues were resolved .n the same ye ar^ ^ 1^^^^^^^ requirement. The change was pnrna- 

The School of Journalism & Communication did not change to a BS in order 'o -communication with a PR concentration. The (oumal- 

nly a consolidation. Before the change they had a BA .n Public ^^^^^^^^^l^^^^^^^ of the second language and strongly recommends stu- 
tsm department consolidated these two into one BS that requires 
dents to take the intermediate level. 

student is identified by police 
as a Southern student, thus 
resulting in the lower National 

"The statistics are not cause 
for alarm [but] are a cause for 
concern," said Bill Wohlers, vice- 
president for student services. 

The majority of arrests are for 
theft, although several are drug or 
alcohol related, police records 
and Campus Safety officials indi- 
cated. This includes arrests on 
and off campus by the 
Collegedale Police, but does not 
account for arrests by other law 
enforcement agencies. 

The numbers are still lower 
than many Chattanooga schools. 
During the same years, the 
University of Tennessee at 
Chattanooga had 585 arrests, and 
Covenant College on Lookout 
Mountain had seven, education 
department records show, 

Compared with other 
Adventist universities, Southern 
is lower than Andrews University 
with 95 arrests from 2002 to 
2004, but higher than Pacific 
Union College with one arrest 
and Southwestern Adventist 
University with none. 

Students may not be aware of 
crime levels on campus. 

'TTiere's a lot more going on 
than people know," said Josh 
Fraker, a Campus Safety officer. 
John Munnoch is uncon- 
cerned by arrest increases. ^^^^ 

" These are petty crimes," said «k 
the junior mass communications ^^ 
major. "[An increase in 

arrests] don't alarm or scare 




Pakistani survivors wait for help 

Last minute compromise made in Iraq 

.r^ T (AP^ The Associated Press. The deal had ■ tributed to voters. Any new 
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) ^ "' , j ^een accepted by the additions probably would have 
of Iraq s paruamem _.^ ^^^.^^ -^ ^^^^^^^^^nt. to be announced " ' 

An eiirtluiuakc sui-viv«r wilh her iiyured child wait 
with hundreds of injured Kashmiri's to be transferred 
lo Islamabad for treatment in northern Paldstani 
town of Muzaffarabad, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005. 

saiTwednesday' that lawmak- main parti, 
ers had approved a last-minute 
compromise on the draft con- 
stitution aimed at gainmg 
Sunni support just days before 
a nationwide referendum on 
the charter. 

In ongoing violence aimed 
at thwarting approval of the 
document, a suicide bomber 
killed 30 Iraqis at an army 
recruiting center in a north- 
western town. 

The lawmakers gathered for 
about an hour at a special ses- 
sion of the National Assembly 
to hear a set of amendments to 
the constitution that are at the 
heart of the compromise, 
which was reached Tuesday 

The session, attended by 
157 of the body's 275 mem- 
bers, ended without a vote on 
the measure. Parliament 
speaker Hajim al-Hassani said 
a vote was not necessary and 
that the amendments were 

"Today with the presence of 
the National Assembly mem- 
bers, it is considered to be 
adopted," al-Hassani told The 

parliament. to be announced in the media. 

Earlier in the day, Iraq's The two sides agreed on a 

president, prime minister and mechanism to considei 

other leaders praised the com- amending the constitution 

promise, reached after 
marathon talks among Shiite, 
Sunni and Kurdish negotia- 
tors that were shepherded by 
U.S. officials. 

The deal was meant to 
address the concerns of 
Sunnis, who until now have 
been campaigning to defeat 
the charter in Saturday's ref- 
erendum. The breakthrough 
compromise greatly increase 
the likelihood that voters will 
approve it. 

"The new amendments on 
the draft open wide horizons 
and give everyone another 
chance to have a proportional 
role to participate in the politi- 
cal process to build the new 
Iraqi government," al-Hassani 
said earlier. "The political 
process in Iraq, in spite of all 
its many complications, is 
geing forward." 

The draft constitution 
already Has been printed by 
the United Nations and mil- 
lions of copies are being dis- 

after it is approved in tte 
nationwide vote. The next par- 
liament, to be formed after 
Dec. 15 elections, will set up a ' 
commission within four 
months to consider amend- 

The amendments later 
would have to be approved by 
the entire parliament and sub- 
mitted to another referendum 
two months later. 

Sunnis hope to have a larg- 
er representation in the next I 
parliament and want to tr>' to 
water down the autonomous 
powers that Shiite and I 
Kurdish regions will hold 
under the constitution's feder- 
al system. 

Tfie current additions give 
no guarantee that the Sunnis I 
vnW be able to push thro 
the changes in the future. 

Washington welcomed the I 
compromise as a positive step 
but cautioned that it would | 
likely do little to quell insur- 
gent violence. 

Girl rescued from quake rubble Evolution exhibit raises Controversy 

Pakistan (AP) - Four days 
after Zarabe Shah's home 
crumbled on her, rescuers 
pulled the dust-covered 5- 
year-old out of the rubble 
Wednesday, a shot of good 
news as hopes faded of find- 
ing other earthquake sur- 

"I want to drink," the girl 

The day before, Zarabe's 
neighbors recovered the bod- 
ies of hec father and two sis- 
ters. Her mother and another 
two sisters survived 
Saturday's quake. 

Helicopters flying in clear 
skies delivered aid to victims 
Wednesday, a day after rain 
and hail grounded efforts. 
Relief supplies poured into 
Pakistan from about 30 coun- 
tries, including longtime rival 

The Indian effort was not 
mthout a glitch, as a plane 
from New Delhi was forced to 
turn around within 10 min- 
utes of takeoff because 
Pakistan said there was no 
room to land at the airport 
near Islamabad. The plane 
later landed with 25 tons of 

Many bodies were still 

buried beneath leveled build- 
ings, and the United Nations 
warned of the threat of 
measles, cholera and diarrhea 
outbreaks among the millions 
of survivors. 

Secretary of State 
Condoleezza Rice, who is on a 
regional tour, arrived in 
Islamabad and promised 
long-term U.S. help for 
Pakistan. She also predicted 
more American aid beyond 
the $50 million already com- 

In Washington, Pentagon 
spokesman Larry Di Rita said 
25-30 U.S. military helicop- 
ters would be in the region in 
the next few days. 

The 7.6-magnitude earth- 
quake demolished whole 
communities, mostly in the 
Himalayan region of 
Kashmir. The U.N. estimated 
that 2 million people have 
been left homeless. 

U.S., Pakistani, German 
and Afghan helicopters 
resumed aid flights suspend- 
ed because of stormy weather. 
They brought food, medicines 
and other supplies to 
Muzaffarabad, the capital of 
Pakistan's portion of divided 
Kashmir, and then ferried out 
the injured to hospitals. Some 

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Amid 
intense debate over how public 
schools teach evolution, a 
University of Kansas museum 
is planning a major, two-year 
exhibit designed to teach visi- 
tors about the theory. 

The timing of the Natural 
History Museum's exhibit, set 
to open Nov. 1, is a coinci- 
dence, director Leonard 
Krishtalka said. "Is it an oppor- 
tunity to foster awareness and 
change in Kansas? Absolutely," 
he said. 

The State Board of 
Education expects to vote later 
this year on proposed stan- 
dards that will be used to 
develop science tests for stu- 
dents, while leaving the deci- 
sion of what's taught about 
evolution to local boards of 

John Calvert, a retired Lake 
Quivira attorney who helped 
found the Intelligent Design 
Network, called the exhibit "in- 
your-face evangelism." 

"I think these exhibits are 
designed to promote evolution 
as a creed," he said. 

The "Explore Evolution" 
exliibit are financed by a three 
year, $2.8-million National 
Science Foundation grant. The 

universities of Oklahoma and 
Nebraska already have opened 
exhibits, and the universities of 
Michigan and Texas plan to do 
so next year, as does the 
Minnesota Science Museum in 

The exhibits tackle topics 
such as the rapid evolution of 
the virus causing AIDS, the 
genetic similarities and differ- 
ences between humans and 

chimpanzees, and fossil evi- 
dence linking modern whalei 
to four-legged ancestors. 

Intelligent design holds that 
Charles Darwin's theory of nat- I 
ural selection causing gradual 
changes over time cannot fujy I 
explain the origin of life or the I 
emergence of highly comply I 
life forms. It implies that Ute I 
on earth was the product of an | 
unidentified intelhgent force. 

Jamie Gilpin hugs his wife, Lisa Gilpin, after an evplijsi<)n at 
Triumph Foods plant Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, in St. Josi-ph- 
Mo. One person was killed and 14 were iiyurcd Wednesday in "J 
explosion at the pork nrocessine nlant r** — -^..i-ont nalu"^ 

police said. 

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Current Events 

Runner gets goosed by Canadians 

Lemoore High School cross country runner Brianna Horvat collides with an 
aggressive Canada goose near the finish line in Visalia's Mooney Grove Park on 
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, in Visalia, Calif. Horvat placed 7th in the match 
against Mt. Whitney High School. 

Miers still dividing conservatives 

WASHINGTON (AP) - Harriet 
Mieis' qualifications to be a 
Supreme Court justice and her 
views on privacy rights will be a 
focus of her confirmation hear- 
ings. Senate Judiciary Committee 
chairman Arlen Specter says. 

Miers must show she can han- 
dle complicated legal issues and 
has not cut deals with the White 
House to overturn the 1973 Roe v. 
Wade ruling that legalized abor- 
tion, Specter, R-Pa., said Sunday 
on ABC's "This Week." 

President Bush's nomination of 
Miers. ^t longtime confidante and 
White House counsel but never a 
judge, lias caused division among 
conservatives. A leader of the 

tt said he will not be satisfied 
1 it is clear whether she would 
vote to overturn the abortion rul- 

I "" ' an be an evangelical and 
>oii li he self-described pro- 
'if' ■:-. Bauer, president of the 
AiiKi: 111 Values Coalition, said 
of : 1,, I , "ELit it doesn't tell us 
whaL .,,_* uill do about a decision 
like Ri ,t that has been set in stone 
now fur over 30 years. And that's 
the rub." 

Specter, noting that a justice 

has lifetime tenure, said: "If there 
are backroom assurances and if 
there are backroom deals and if 
there is something which bears 
upon a precondition as to how a 
nominee is going to vote, I think 
that's a matter that ought to be 

Specter and the Judiciary 
Committee's top Democrat, 
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, are 
considering having James 
Dobson, founder of the social con- 
servative group Focus on the 
Family, testify to the panel. 

Dobson has said he is confident 
that Miers opposes abortion, 
based on private assurances from 
the White House. 

Disputing that, Leahy said 
Miers assured him she had not 
made any promises on how she 
would vote on Roe. 

"If assurances were given of 
how any nominee-whether this 
nominee or anybody else-and 
somebody gives assurances how 
they're going to vote in an upcom- 
ing case, I would vote against that 
person," said Leahy, who 
appeared with Specter on ABC. 

In recent days, many conserva- 
tives have expressed outrage that 

Bush did not choose 
with a proven judicial track 
record. They said it was risky put- 
ting Miers on the court because 
she was a blank slate on issues 
such as abortion and the death 
penalt>', Some activists say she 
should withdraw her nomination. 

Bauer, appearing on "Fox 
News Sunday," suggested that 
conservatives will not support 
Miers unless they have assur- 
ances that she would oppose Roe. 

Defending Miers, Texas 
Supreme Court Judge Nathan 
Hecht said she would overcome 
the criticism and would not step 
aside. He said the former corpo- 
rate lawyer was an abortion oppo- 
nent, but said that does not mean 
she would vote to overturn Roe. 

"Legal issues and personal 
issues are just two different 
things. Judges do it all the time," 
Hecht said on Fox. 

Specter cautioned against a 
rush to judgment on Miers, say- 
ing she's faced "one of the tough- 
est lynch mobs ever." But Miers 
will need to be able to justify to 
senators whether she is qualified 
in order to be confirmed, he said. 



More than 9,000 mobile homes and campers meant for 
the victims of Hurricane Katrina are sitting unused at 
government staging areas while displaced families con- 
tinue to live out of tents and shelters. The Federal 
Emergencj' Management Agency says the backlog was 
inevitable: The temporary housing is easier to acquire 
than distribute because of the limited number of acces- 
sible roads, cleared lots and trucks to haul housing to 
the storm-ravaged region. 


Authorities say the theft of a charter jet tiiat was 
reported stolen from St. Augustine, Fla., and ended up 
some 350 miles away near Atlanta was not part of a 
sinister plot, such as terrorism.The lo-passenger 
plane, a $7 million Cessna Citation 7, was found at the 
Gwinnett Count>' Airport-Briscoe Field on Monday, 
said Darren Moloney, spokesman for the Givinnett 
County Police Department. It remained there Tuesday, 
surrounded by orange cones."We've ruled out anything 
diabolical or sinister," Moloney said. "We didn't find 
anything tiirealening on the plane." Moloney said 
there were not yet any suspects. 


A police union official and a lawyer for officers 
accused in the beating of a retired teacher on 
Wednesday sharply disputed the man's 
tention he was brutalized during his arrest, 
which was captured on video. Attorney Frank 
DeSalvo said the video shows a truncated 
sion of the Saturday night arrest and he disput- 
ed details the video appears to have captured 
including whether the 64-year-old suspect was 
punched in the face. 


For decades, the Los Angeles Archdiocese ignored 
parishioners' sex abuse complaints and shipped 
accused priests between therapy and new assign- 
ments, according to newly released personnel 
records involving 126 clergymen.In many cases, 
there was little mention of child molestation. 
Instead, euphemisms such as "boundary violations" 
were used to describe the conduct.Tlie summaries 
of the personnel records were released Tuesday as 
part of settlement talks with lawyers for more than 
500 accusers who sued the nation's largest Roman 
Catholic archdiocese. 

The records, released after neariy tliree years of 
legal wrangling, cover priests who were ordained as 
far back as the 1920s. The documents offer details in 
numerous cases, though much of the information 
has already been published, 

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Whatl^ up this week? 

What: "Guys and Dolls and More" performed by the 

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Date: Oct. 15 

Time: 8 p.m. 

Where: Tivoli Theatre 

For more info: 

What: The Enchanted Maize (as previewed by Alex Mattison 

last week) 

Date: Through Oct. 30 

Time: Thurs, (noon to 8 p.m.) Fri.-Sun. (noon to 10 p.m.) 

Price: $8 (for adults) 

For more info: 

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Date: Oct. 17 
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Where: Memorial Auditorium 
Price: $i8-$22 

For more info: (listed under per- 
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Time: Sun. -Thurs. (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.) 

Fri.-Sat. (u a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.) 

Where: IMAX 3D Theater 

Price: S7.95 (for one movie) 

For more info: 

What: Wild Safari 3D movie 

Time: Sun.-Thurs. (noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6pm) 

FrL-Sat. (noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., S p.m.) ' 

Where: IMAX 3D Theater 

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Melissa Maracle 
Religion Editor 


Thursday, October 13, 2005 

Chattanooga First Church reviewed 

Chattanooga First Seventh- 
day Adventist Church, the new 
building on Standifer Gap 
Road, is spacious with a high 
ceilinged sanctuary. It was 
only about half full Saturday, 
Oct. 8, and mostly made up of 
the elderly and young families 
with children. 

This Saturday was particu- 
larly special because the 
church dedicated its newest 
baby girl and had a prayer for a 
church member in the Air 

Force who will soon be sent 
to Iraq. The service also 
included a special music by 
Elizabeth Blackerby, a 
Southern student. 

Senior Pastor Fred Fuller's 
energetic sermon analyzed 
the life of Elijah, particularly 
the altar showdown between 
Elijah and the priests of Baal. 
While I'm sure the sermon 
had some good points, it was 
a little difficult to pay atten- 
tion due to the adorable baby 
in front of me drooling all over 
the back of the pew. 

"I really enjoyed the speaker 
because he was very enthusias- 
tic," said Amanda Parker, a 
freshman biology major. 
Parker added that she liked the 
choir and special music. 

The church members 
seemed to be genuinely trying 
to attract a younger crowd. The 
pastor welcomed the college 
students during the announce- 
ments and mentioned as he 
shook our hands at the end 
that he loved to see young, 

smiling faces. At the same 
time, I felt a httle out of place, 
since our row of seven sttadents 
■contained just about the only 
college-aged people in atten- 
dance that Saturday. 

Tandra Young, a sophomore 
nursing sttident, agreed. 

"It just didn't really reach 
out and grab me," Young said. 

The motto in the church 
bulletin is "Enter reverently, 
meditate quietly, worship sin- 
cerely, serve Christ faithfully." 
It's an appropriate motto for 
Chattanooga First. The service 
was very traditional in every- 
thing from the order of service 
to the hymns and prayers. The 
sermon was energetic, and 
even humorous, but just 
seemed like a long story. 
However, if you're looking for 
this type of traditional worship 
service (in a very beautiful 
church), then Chattanooga 
First is a good choice. 

The church service starts at 
11:00 and Sabbath school is at 

Jewelry: bigger issue continued 



and completion of the article 
Tim Jennings, a psychiatrist, 
began in last week's issue on 
the topic of Jewelry. 

Tf one is preoccupied with 
promoting self, spends exor- 
bitant amounts of money on 
ties, watches, shoes, cars, 
jewelr\- or converselv dresses 
so extremely plain and old- 
fashioned as to make self the 
center, then a problem of 
character, not apparel, needs 

Now, when someone has a 
problem with self-centered- 
ness. and it is manifested 
with the wearing of jewelry, 
the wearing of jewelry is still 
not the problem, it is just a 
symptom of the problem. 
Take the example of a fever 
and pneumonia. If vou had 
pneumonia and a fever, how 
successful would a treatment 
oe that focused simply on 
lowering the fever, but 
Ignored the pneumonia? But 
"one treats the pneumonia, 
the fever resolves itself. 

Unfortunately, some facul- 
ty members focus only on the 
tever (jewelry), thinking they 
^■e doing what is best for the 
student, failing to realize that 

development of heart and 
mind is more important than 
external appearance. Others 
recognize that the develop- 
ment of heart and mind is 
most important but mistak- 
enly believe they can read the 
condition of the heart and 
mind by the external appear- 
ance and thus focus their 
efforts on changing the stu- 
dent's external appearance. 

Many students 
often fail to under- 
stand the motivation 
and intentions of the 

Many students often fail to 
understand the motivation 
and intentions of the faculty. 
Rather than understanding 
that a faculty member is sim- 
ply doing what he/she 
believes will help the student 
grow, students often misun- 
derstand and believe the fac- 

about some rule than the stu- 
dent. It feels like an arbitrary 
rule is being enforced, and 
the rules are more important 
than the students. The typical 
response is to rebel and wear 
more jewelry anywhere one 

But what if the student 
realized that a faculty mem- 

ber, who focuses on jewelr>', 
really had the student's best 
interest at heart, they just 
didn't understand the most 
important issue (like some- 
one giving you aspirin for 
fever due to pneumonia and 
thinking they were really 
helping)? Would this insight 
allow you to bemore patient 
and understanding with such 
a faculty member? 

What if the next time a fac- 
ulty member said something 
to you about jewelry, you said 

to them, "Mr(s). , do 

you love me? Do you care 
about my health and happi- 
ness? Are you interested in 
what is best for me? Then 
could you please help me 
understand how your concern 
with jewelry is related to my 
best interest?" 

Seeking to understand 
before seeking to be under- 
stood can allow for students 
and faculty to join forces in 
their common goals - the 
ultimate health, welfare, suc- 
cess and eternal salvation of 
the student. 

Living a happy life with hope 

Omar Bourne 

One of my friends recently 
■ introduced me to this girl. I've 
heard about her before and 
was interested in getting to 
know her better but never put 
forth the effort to do so until 
my friend told me how good 
she's been to him lately. 

Lamentations 3:22-25 says, 
"the Lord is good to those who 
hope in Him, to those who 
seek him." The American 
Heritage College Dictionary 
describes hope as looking for- 
ward to something with confi- 
dence or expectation. I've 
realized how important hope 
is in the Christian walk. 

My close friend, Kenwyn 
Sealy, told me a story about 
how hope has been like a sec- 
ond wife to him. Sealy buried 
his uncle in Barbados a few 
weeks ago and was explaining 
how different it felt just being 
in a house where his uncle 
once lived, knowing that he 

mil no longer be there. He 
said it was a surreal feeling 
because he used to call know- 
ing his uncle would always be 
there to answer the phone. 
Sealy said the only thing that 
made it better was the hope of 
seeing him again. He added 
that he couldn't understand 
how anyone could go through 
the pain of loosing a loved one 
without knowing God. I con- 
cluded that without hope, 
there is little to look forward 
too when life gets hard. 

"No warrior escapes by his 
great strength. But the Lord 
looks after those who fear 
Him, those who put tlieir hope 
in Him" (Psalms 33:16, 18- 

Like Sealy and those great 
warriors mentioned in the 
Bible, we all need hope. 
Seeing that I have nothing to 
lose, I'm definitely going to try 
her because I believe hope and 
I can have a relationship that 
can last a lifetime. 


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Students face bigger problems than jewelry 

Ryan Child 


Why is jewelry such a big 
deal to the ultraconsemative? 

I will tell you why. The 
ultraconservalive know that 
they have failed to deal with 
our age group's real problems 
here, so they would rather talk 
about trivial stuff like rings 
and necklaces. If the adminis- 
tration cared about our issues, 
they would actually try to find 

Our generation bases rela- 
tionships on portrayals we 
learned from MTV and 
"Friends." Now we don't know 
how to date like we should. 
How about helping us out 
with that? One week of prayer 
about courtship can't compete 

with the media blitz we are 
victim to every day. Banning 
TV in our rooms just moves 
our focus to downloading 
from the Internet, and once a 
person is downloading shows 
and music, they are only a 
step away from another 
potent threat. 

Porn has long been the 
silent scourge of many a 
young man's life that no one 
wants to talk about. The big- 
ger deal is that now with the 
anonymity the Internet offers, 
young men are getting hooked 
younger and younger. 

A person who objectifies 
women on a computer screen 
is more apt to do it in real life, 
and their female classmates 
dressing like pop stars doesn't 
help the situation. 

Even in church, we are 

tempted by sex. Teenage girls 
in thongs do not put guys in a 
very worshipful state of mind. 
Men of all ages find it hard to 

Porn has long 
been the silent 

scourge of 

many a young 

nnan's life 

concentrate in church when 
they would rather be focusing 
on the jail-bait one row over. 
Remaining silent becomes a 
tacit approval in the minds of 
the people who fall into this 

If a person gets past those 
they still have to deal 

with how hectic life has 
become. Very few people have 
personal devotions. (Worship 
doesn't count because 99 per- 
cent of the attendees don't 
want to be there.) 

If you want to spend all of 
your time yelling at a woman 
who wants to participate in a 
mild display of the fact that 
she has devoted herself to her 
future husband or because the 
shiny metal looks nice around 
their neck, that's fine. But 
after you are done with that, 
you will have worn out all 
credibility and respect with 
our age group, and when you 
finally see what the real prob- 
lems facing us are, we won't 
want to listen. 

Ryan is a senior advertis- 
ing major 

This letter is really -M 
argument to Brian's wtitiif 
where he didn't include 
the facts so he sway peo 
and/or create an emotionj 
response and/ or so he \v( 
have some filler for his 
umn. When referencing ttl 
story about former Educatjo- 
Secretary William Benneti 
he only included his "racist 
remark and the fact tbj 
Bennett thought he was o\^ 
an apology to those who rr 
represented his view. Br 
also misrepresented his vieil 
by taking it out Bennett'if 
explanation of his statemeiiM 
"I was putting forward i| 
hypothetical propositio 
that forward. Examined ill 
And then said about it thill 
it's morally reprehensible,™ 
recommend abortion of u 
entire group of peop 
order to lower your 1 
rate is morally reprehensiS 
But this is what happtj 
when you argue that the er*" 
can justify the means." "' 
the article on CNN i 
explain what this state 
was in response to, the; 
said; "(Bennett] told a 
to his syndicated radio li 
show Wednesday..." 1 
agrees with WiUiam P""- 
with his (Brian's) sta 
of "the average white fan 
has about $80,000 iu "» 
while the average blacl 
ly has about $6,000.' 
the idea Bennett is tal 
about: Money is typrf) 
motivating factor in " 
those who are in dire D 
money sometimes do 
they shouldn't (;e- ° ^ 
crimes to obtain »»1 

Actually, if y"/''"";'! 
any one group of pe =3 
matter how rich or po^^ 
yellow, black or wh W ■ 
would reduce cnm" 
ex-tent. That's the sa" 
about this earthy j 
think what Bennettjy 
necessarily good, but « I 
,aid shouldn't be Choi 

and parts d=W^^,y 
Brian could nave 

article. „tlici'1 

Let people form fj 

opinions inst"^ ",^1^ 
.them your own, ai ^j,» 
references to ' ,^,1^ 
where they can tino 

11 The Southern Accent 

Ethan Nkana 
Sports Editor 

Thursday, October 13, 2005 



Fresh defeated by Replacements 

The Replacements handed 
Team Fresh their first loss of 
the season, defeating them 
31-12 in Monday night flag 
football action. 

Before the game, Eliud "E" 
Sicard roamed the field, 
pumping up his Fresh team- 
mates and the many fans who 
came out to support them on 
Monday night. The 

Replacements— though only 
six players deep— were quietly 
confident with their own 2-0 
record and were not daunted 
bv Sicard's pre-game pep 

The Replacements wasted 
no time in getting on. the 
scoreboard with,. two touch- 
downs courtesy of quarter- 
back Mike Castleberg's 50- 
yard run, a Jeff Lamberton 
interception and 40 yard run, 
and a Castleberg touchdown 
pass ;:o an airborne Jamie 

Unfazed,... Fresh's. Laton 

Smith retaliated with. a 50- 
, yard run for a touchdown to 

awaken his squad. 

With The Replacements 
already up 13-6, things took a 
turn for the worse for Team 
Fresh when Mike Castleberg 
spun past a diving Sicard. "E" 
went down with a shoulder 
injury, later claiming he felt 
something "pop out and pop 
back in." He sat out for a cou- 
ple of plays but, unsatisfied 
with his team's defense, 
returned to play. He tried to 
pump up his teammates with 
a "1-2-3-Defense" chant 
before each , play, but 
Lamberton notched another 
touchdown for The 


The game's highlight came 
when Jason Reeves snagged 
an interception in Team 
Fresh's end zone and com- 
pleted four lateral passes with 
his teammates . over the 
course of 8b yatds to score 
another touchdown, much to 
the dismay of Team Fresh's 
sideline fan club. 

Pierre Monice, caught a 
_shqrt _tpuchdo.wn pass for 
Team Fresh, to momentarily 
stop the bleeding, but the 

Photo by Devin Page 
Jason Forbes (Left) loses his flag to Kenny ,\lathc4vs (Ri^ht) 
during The Replacements ^vin over Team 1 rcsh during 
Monday night flag football. 

extra point attempt was inter- "I know I'm injured, but [the 
cepted yet again in the end next game] we gotta win. We 
zone, this time by Mike gotta beiclutch," said.Sicard 
Castleberg, and he ran for after the 3I-12 loss. 
another 80-yard touchdown , 
while Team Fresh looked on. 

Southern football power ranking 

1. That's It (2-0) 

Brnit who? Defenses have 
been .scrambling to cover Eric 
Michaelis-Woodard, their 
potent offensive threat. 
Conflicts of players' schedules 
and absences could hurt the 
team in the long-run. 

Strengths: Multiple offen- 
sive threats. 

Weaknesses: Only seven 

2. Colts (1-0) 

Huge victory over the 
defending champs. 

Strengths: Churchill and 

Weaknesses: New quarter- 
back has yet to prove himself. 

3. Bucs (2-1) 

For the first time in three 
years the NFL Bucs have 
started the season with a bet- 
ter record than Dunkel's ver- 

The 60-yard touchdown 
pass in the clutch looks good 
hut definitely won't carry 

them through. the playoffs. 

Strength?: Donnie Miller 
and Tom Neacsu are the. best 
at what they do. , 

Weaknesses: Backfield. 

4. Falcons (1-2) 

Lost two close games. This 
team could prove to be a lot 

play breakdowns. Have yet to acing defense gives them the 
prove themselves against a edge in the rankings. 

better than their record might 
indicate come playoff time. 

Strengths: Experience and 
backfield speed. 

Weaknesses: Primarily 
short-ball team. 

5. Old School (2-1) 

■They have potential on 
both sides of the ball but will 
have moments where inexpe- 
rience as a team will cause 


Strengths: Good hands on 

Weaknesses: Inconsistent. 

6. The Replacements 

Win over team Fresh 
bumped this team up a notch, 
but they'll have to continue to 
perform if they want to stay 
this high in the rankings. 

Strengths: Two words.., 
Mike Castleberg. 

Weaknesses: Trick plays 
could be the death of this 

7. Team Fresh 

They were upset by the 
Replacements after starting 
off at 2-0. Quite possibly one 
of the most talented teams in 
their division. 

Strengths: Individual talent 
Weaknesses: Quarterback 
threw 3 interceptions on 
Monday night. 

8. ChUIin 

Chillin rated over Big RAC? 
Chillin dropped the season- 
opener to big RAC, but men- 

► Strengths: Tenacious 

Defense. . 

Weaknesses: Have trouble 
putting points on the board. 

9. Big RAC 

This is an efficient team 
that has performed cohesively 
on the field (as I predicted in 
week one). They have sur- 
prised a couple of teams thus 
far and will surprise a couple 
more with big wins later in the 

Strengths: Great teamwork. 
Weaknesses: Lack size and 

10. Nkana-Downs 

Why waste time on number 
10? Nobody really reads this 
low, do you? 

The Power Rankings are 
strictly the opinions of the 
reporters so if you have a 
complaint about a particular 
ranking, get over it. If you feel 
that your team should be list- 
ed higher in the next Power 
Ranking, play better. 

at sundown 

Not Another Dumb Squad 
(N.A.D.S.), led by team cap- 
tain and quarterback Kelly 
Mittan has lived up to its 
name thus far into the sea- 
son. These girls are a stupid 
tight team. In week two the 
N.A.D.S. met the Dudettes in 
a game that would prove to 
be a thriller. 

The N.A.D.S. started out 
like a lightening strike on 
their first play of the game 
when Kelly Mittan found 
Erin Lundqulst in the end 
zone, making the score 6-0. 
The extra point found Kelly 
on the other side of the ball, 
catching the two point con- 
version from backup QB, 
.Icnnifer Kaufmann. 

The ensuing kickoff was 
returned by the Dudettes 
who didn't waste any time 
tying up the score when they 
scored on their opening drive 
and made the 
"The first three 
'seeriied iikb tliey-'iasft'd for- 
ever; there was a lot of scor- 
ing," said Mittan. The game 
went back and forth from 
that time on, but there wftsn't 
another score until the sec- 
ond ihalf when, the N.AjD.S. 
regained the lead, which they 
would not relinquish for the 
remainder of the. contest. 

Jessica Smith and Kelly 
Mittan had a pair of intercep- 
tions between ^ 
them. Mittan ' 
ripped the ball 
from one of the 
hands, creating 
a tense situa- 

The entire game built up 
to the final ten seconds when 
the Dudettes found them- 
selves in scoring position. 
They lined up the play but 
could not make the snap fast 
enough to give it a shot. 

The final score ended at 
14-8, taking the N.A.D.S. to ^^ 
2-0 on the season and almost ^_j 
assuring them of a number 
one ranking in the power 
polls. "We have a really great 
team with great chemistry. I 
am really pleased about our 
start; it was a big confidence 
boost beating the Wild Cats 
in our first game since we 
had such a tough time with 
them last year," said Mittan 
after the victory. 

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Volume 61, Issue 8 

What has hap- 
pened to Wright 
Hall. P. 7 

See what the Gym 
Masters are up to 
now. P. 11 


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Current Events P.4 














P.I 2 

Students use 
study drugs 
for exams 

Sports figures use drugs to 
run faster, build more bulk 
and hit more home runs. But 
are college students using 
drugs to ace mid-terms? 
Recent studies suggest the 
answer to that question is yes. 
Up to 20 percent of college 
students use prescription 
drugs without a prescription 
to help them focus while 
preparing for exams, accord- 
ing to a recent New York 
Times report. There is little 
evidence to suggest wide- 
spread use at Southern, 
although faculty are aware of 
some instances. 

The drug of choice for 
studying college students is 
Adderall, according to the 
New York Times report. The 
prescription drug is used to 
treat Attention Deficit 
Hyperactivity Disorder 

(ADHD). College students 
have discovered that it helps 
them focus and increases 

Senior publication rela- 
tions major Katie Minner has 
never taken Adderall, but she 
can understand why some 
students do. 

"I study as much as I can, 
but then I reach a breaking 
point. No matter what I'm 
looking at, I can't retain it," 
she said. 

"Students may have room- 
mates or friends with a pre- 
scription who give them 
Adderall. They take it and 
realize they can focus better," 
said Ileana Freeman- 
Gutierrez, assistant professor 
of psychology. She is aware of 
several students who have 
taken Adderall without a pre- 

Adderall is a stimulant 
designed for use by people 
with diagnosed ADHD and 
has many side effects. 
According to, 
these side effects include 
dizziness, blurred vision, ele- 
vated blood pressure and anx- 
iety. Adderall can also be 
habit forming. 

Taking such drugs without 
a prescription is risky, and 
any benefits are far out- 
weighed by the substantial 
risks, Gutierrez said. 

_^ J^, 


P^_ . 


Destiny Drama turns 25 

Destiny Drama Club turns 25 
this year, and director Maria 
Sager couldn't be more proud. 

"We are the longest-running 
university theater ministry in 
the Nordi American Division," 
she said. "And that's impres- 

To celebrate Destiny's 25th 
anniversary, Sager and her cast 
and crew are holding a Saturday 

-afternoon get-together for for- 
mer Destiny members during 
Southern's alumni weekend. 
One purpose of the gathering is 
to plan for the bigger anniver- 
sary celebration in April follow- 
ing Destiny's home show. 

Sager, a former Destiny cast 
member, said she wants to 
include alumni in the April cel- 
ebration and also recognize 
sponsors who have supported 

For more than 20 years. 
Destiny was completely student 
run. In 2002, however, cast and 
crew members decided the min- 
istry would be more effective 
with a part-time staff director, 
and Sager took on that role. 

Destiny has changed little 
since it's beginning. For 25 
years. Destiny has been per- 

for ming Christian drama 

See Destiny Pg. 3 

Language enrollment increases 


More students are taking 
foreign-language classes this 
semester than ever before, 
matching a rising national 
trend toward more interest 
in languages. 

Over half of the 3" stu- 
dents taking language class- 
es are enrolled in Spanish, 
with French coming in sec- 

Foreign language classes 
are becoming more popular 
in universities across the 
United States. 

In a 2002 survey by the 
Modern Language 

Association, Spanish classes 
had the highest enrollment 
at over 746,000. That num- 
ber is a 14 percent increase 
from 1998. 


YWRS 2«fl-01 JOOI-Oj 2002^)3 im^ im^ 

Dr. Carlos Parra, dean of 
the modern languages 
department, said he was not 
sure why enrollment is so 
high. He speculated that 
because so many majors only 
require beginner-level 

courses, many students opt 
to take a general class like 
Spanish 101 in the fall. 

Parra expressed frustra- 
tion at the lack of uniform 
language requirements in 
every major. 

While some majors 
require two semesters of 

intermediate-level language 
classes, others only require 
that students pass a place- 
ment exam. 

"Once [the students] grad- 
uate, they're going to find a 
global world and a multicul- 
tural environment," Parra 
said. "Students here have to 
pay a lot of money-and to 
get out there and not be pre- ^j^ I 
pared, that means we're not I 

doing them a service." 


2 The Sout hern Accent 

Increases cont. 

continued from Pg-l 

Jessica Leahy, a junior 
music major, is taking inter- 
mediate Spanish, even though 
her major does not require it. 

"1 think that the world is 
becoming more international," 
she said. 

She became interested in 
learning Spanish after visiting 
Costa Rica this summer. 

"It would be so much more 
useful if I could speak with the 
people more fluently in their 
own language and understand 
them," she said. 

Andrew Bauer, a sopho- 
more history major, is taking 
French lOi to fulfill the 
requirement for his major. 

Bauer said, "It's kind of a 
pain because I'm not very good 
at languages, but I can defi- 
nitely see it helping me in the 

Thursday, Octo Wg;^ 


Dance club struggles for approval 

Brttni Brannon 

LiFE3mJ» Co-EprroR 

Some Southern students are 
struggling to get their Christian 
dance group approved by student 

"Full of Grace- was formed this 
year and has about sbc members. 
Beth-Anne Vanderlaan, founder 
and leader, has been dancing on 
and off for six years and feels it's 
her gift from God. Now she wants 
her dance to show Christ to others. 

"Dancing is an expression of 
love for God." she said. 

Posters were displayed earlier 
in Thatcher Hall. Sharon Engel, a 
Tliatcher dean, said she took them 
down because the group was not 

Although dance is a controver- 
sial subject among Adventists, 
Vanderlaan said Christian dance 

■People have a stereotype of 
dancing. They only think of dir^ 
dancing, like the movie," she sard. 
"[But] there's secular dancmg and 
there's Christian dancing." 

Many students agree. 

"I think Soutliem should have a 
dance group, as long as the dance 
is not provocative or demeaning, 
said Nikki Smith, a sophomore 
psychology major. 

Kasandra Rodriguez, a mem- 
ber of tlie group, said joining has 
been a positive experience because 
it's another way to exercise and 
form new friendships; the girls are 
supportive of each other; and ifs 
God focused. 

"We want to share our talents 
that God has given us to further 
[His] ministry-to reach people 
for [Him]," she said. 

After speaking ^vith Pam 
Dietrich, the administrative assis- 

tant of student services, and Kari "as a way of education, not as a 

Shultz, the director of student life way of a club."' 
and activities, Vanderlaan was Vanderlaan plans to meet with 

denied approval. Shultz said Bill Wohlers.tlie vice president of 

school pohcy does not permit any student services, as son as possible 

dancing other than cultiu-al dance to discuss the issue furtlier. 

Southern hosts Robotics League 

Preparation is underway for 
the 2006 Adventist Robotics 
Leiigue robotics challenge. 
Tentatively scheduled for April 9, 
the annual challenge will trans- 
form the lies P.E. Center into a 
forum where local elementary and 
high-school students can test their 
robotic creativity and skill. 

Southern first hosted the chal- 
lenge this spring, shortly after the 
Adventist Robotics League was 
organized as a partner of the 
FIRST LEGO League, said Dr. 
'lyson Hall, assistant professor for 
the School of Computing. Hall 

Omar Bourne 

Megan Brauner Robin George Chrjstie Aguirre 

MlCH.\El. Clli\BTREE Som'A ReAVES 


James Williams Eusa Fisher 

Chelsea Ingusv 
Matt Barclay 
Alex Maitison 

and Dr. Eduardo Urbina are coor- 
dinating this year's event in the 
Southern region, 

The leagues challenge teams of 
three to five students to construct 
robots out of Legos using a few 
standard-issue motors and sen- 
sors, Hall said. Team members 
work closely together during pre- 
ceding months to design, build 
and test the robot that they will 
use in the April challenge. 

Once there, teams will send 
their robots on a set of nine mis- 
sions to be completed in two and a 
half minutes. For this year's 
theme, "Ocean Odyssey," robots 
\vill deploy a submarine, service a 
pipehne and release a dolphin, 

according to the FIRST LEGO 
League Web site. 

Students who wish to compete 
in the challenge must find a coach 
before they can register on the 
Adventist Robotics League Web 
site. Anyone can be a coach, even 
if he or she has no previous 
knowledge of robotics. Hall said 
he and Urbina usually provide 
free training sessions for new 
coaches as needed. 

However, Hall described 
coaching as primarily a hands-off 

"The/re there truly as a coach, 
not to do the project for them or to 
give hints. The object is to get the 
kids to discover on their own," 

Hall said. 

Twelve-year-old Andrew 
Donesky said his coach, Ed 
Stuckey, helps his team stay n 

"'Keep focused,'" Doneskysald, I 
quoting Stuckey. "The goal is to | 
build robots, not to play!" 

While the Adventist Ro 
League robotics challenge draw I 
people from all over the Southem I 
Union, it also provides an oppor- ^ 
tunity for university' students to 
help out. 

More than 30 students from 
Southern volunteered at lasl 
year's challenge, said Darlene I 
Wilhams, ofBce manager for the | 
School of Computing. 

Alumni return to flood Southern 

BRimi Brannon Jason NEimsLo 


Lynn Taylor SaraBandel 

K. Brownlow 
Laure Chambejujun 

NiKARA Robinson 
Jessica Landess 

About 1,000 alumni will be 
returning to Southern to 
reunite with old friends and 
join current students in week- 
end activities. 

Eva Cruz, a senior interna- 
tional studies and manage- 
ment major, is looking for- 
ward to meeting alumni she 
has connected with while 
working with the phonathon. 

"I'm excited to see how God 
has blessed them in their 
careers and with their fami- 

lies," Cruz said. 

Over the weekend, alumni 
will return to celebrate what 
made their experience at 
Southern special. Activities 
range from vespers to a clas- 
sic-car showcase. 

For students, the first activ- 
ity of alumni weekend is the 
promenade supper. The cafe- 
teria is closed for supper 
tonight for the alumni ban- 

The vesper's speaker will be 
LeClare Litchfield, 

CoUegedale Academy's chap- 


Worship sarvicas 
Sacred Conceu 

lain and a '75 Southern grad"- 

■'I want them to speaJ 
Friday evening enjoying God, 
Litchfield said. . 

This weekend will i"» 
together the present and tw 
past. One ofthe goals of aloi" 
ni weekend is to keep there" 
tionship with alumni g»'°! 
throughout the years. 

Alumni Relations Dir"' I 
Evonne Crook said studc" 
should "not miss the oppoijl^ 
nities of learning fro™ 
older generations." 

Conegedle Church 
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an experience in service towards 
others. It is an effort to further 
free-market enterprise, "and I try 
to make it as fim as possible," 
said Southern's SIFE director 
Rebecca Huey. 

Huey came to Southern in 
1999 and graduated with a bach- 
elor's degree in business admin- 
istration. As SIFE director, Huey 
gets to work closely \vith students 
and is a student herself. In addi- 
tion to her duties as director of 
SIFE. Huey is pursuing a mas- 
ter's in financial services at 

Due to her devoted efforts as 
SIFE director, Huey was present- 

ed with the Wall Street Journal 
Award her senior year, which is 
given to students who excel aca- 
demically and demonstrate disci- 
pline and professionalism by 
being involved in student organi- 
zations such as SIFE. 

"Rebecca Huey seeks every 
opportunity to go beyond the 
requirements, foster profession- 
alism in students and focus on 
community- needs." said Verlyne 
Starr, associate professor of busi- 
ness and management. 

"You can't do this job well if 
it's only a job to you," Huey said. 

Huey loves working to moti- 
vate members of SIFE and enjoys 
the interaction that service proj- 
ects bring. Past projects have 
been aimed at educating the 

Rebecca Huey hard 

community about 
financial management such 

credit card risks, tax assistance 
and social responsibili^. 

Social work students journey to Capital 

Southern students can 
actually change how our 
country acts on certain issues 
and can impact people's lives 
on a national scale. For eight 
social work majors, a recent 
trip let them do just that. 

Southern's social work 
issues and policies class trav- 
eled to Washington, D.C., to 
advocate for legislation and 
meet with key senatorial staff 
on Capitol Hill. This trip has 
happened annually for the 
past 10 years. 

Chris Atkins, program 
director for the social work 

department, organized the 

"We're speaking as the 
voice of the people - people 
that may be unable to go to 
speak to these people them- 
selves," Atkins said. "We're 
all about standing up and 
advocating for policy change." 

Students held roundtable 
discussions with policy staff 
like senate majority leader 
Bill Frist and Senator Lamar 
■Alexander, R-Tenn. The class 
presented their ongoing 
research on the TennCare cri- 
sis in which money cuts have 
left more than 200,000 
Tennessee residents without 


The students' research 
focused on the mentally ill, 
children, veterans and the 
elderly who are most affected 
by the cuts. 

Lori Blaisdell, a senior 
social work major, found it 
hard to reach the policy staff. 

"I don't think it's some- 
thing that really bothers them 
at this point - they look more 
at a federal level," Blaisdell 
said. "They don't seem to real- 
ly care that much about things 
in Tennessee." 

The trip gave students a 
chance to see how govern- 
ment actually works. 

"I learned a lot about how 
policy works on a federal 
level," Blaisdell said. "It 
showed us how people influ- 
ence policies." 

Trisha Demosthenes, a 
senior social work major, 
appreciated the experience. 

"It let me see politics first- 
hand and that advocating for 
social reform is not as easy as 
it seems," she said. 

Other activities included 
defending an act on domestic 
violence at a national caucus, 
visiting ADRA headquarters 
and meeting with the 
National Association for 
Social Workers. 

Village Market proves competitive prices in comparison 

Village Market's prices are 
lower than Bi-Lo's, comparisons 
have shown. When comparing 
prices of randomly selected 
products at the Village Market 
and Bi-Lo, it was found that the 
Village Market's prices were 
cheaper than Bi-Lo's. 

"We generally tiy to keep our 
prices two to three percent 
cheaper than Bi-Lo to attract stu- 
dents here and also to attract the 
non-Adventist crowd that would 
not shop at our store otherwise," 
said Jim Burrus, store manager 
of Village Market. 

All produce items that were 
priced at the Village Market and 
Bi-Lo were also found to be less 
expensive at the Village Market. 

"We buy our produce directly 
from farmers, which keeps it 
very fresh and also keeps the 
-prices -down," Burrus said. - - 

Although the Village Market 

consistently sells products 

cheaper than most area grocery 

: t^Pr^L^tudents are no« shopping _, 

Market were compared to Wal- 
Mart's, Wal-Mart had cheaper 

"Out of 1,200 customers that 
shop here each day, we'll be 
lucky if 100 of them are Southern 
students," Burrus said. 

The main reasons for-low stu- 
dent busmess are not enough 
selection and not being able to 
use their ID cards for purchas- 
ing: „ - -- -,—■?' --/-c- • 
' "ftiCT-just dohJ; iave _a tug 

.nough selection of items, espe- 
cially cereal," said Liz Randall, a 
sophomore nursing student. 

Randall is not alone. Many 
smdents cannot find the prod-, 
ucts and brands they are looking 
for and must go shopping else- 
Student business most likely 
would increase if student ID 
cards could be used to buy prod- 
ucL^. Tliis idea has been dis_- ^ 
■ cussed fnr'Vevenil fp^rsfjctween 

the Village Market-and Southern 
administrators, but it was never 
implemented. The Village 
Market is in favor of this idea, 
but Southern administration 
officials have never given 
approval. The financial services 
office was not available for com- 

Caleb Gillham, a junior biolo- 
gy major said, "If I could use my 
ID at the VM, I wouldgo there^a 
lot niore^." '' ' '"'^•' 

"As Christians we can use the 
skills we have learned to help 
others, and it's a great way to wit- 
ness," Huey said. 

Every year Huey and the 
members of SIFE have a chance 
to highlight their outstanding 
service projects at a regional and 
national competition. Because 
the companies judging the com- 
petition are not always familiar 
with SIFE, "we have to botii edu- 
cate them about our projects and 
at the same time impress them 
with our presentation," Huey 

Currentiy Huey is working on 
an international culture fair that 
\vill be aimed at giving surround- 
ing high school students a taste of 
other countries. 

Destiny cent, r^^ 

continued from Pg.l 

at Southern and at acade- 
mies and churches across the 
country.In addition to the 
Christian drama at Southern 
and at academies and church- 
es across the country. Sager 
said in the future, she wants 
Destiny to reach out to a 
more public and unchurched 

"I want Destiny to give per- 
formances to the community 
that leave them %vith a mes- 
sage of hope without being 
overtly religious," Sager said. 

Members say that one rea- 
son the club has lasted so 
long is its strong focus on 

Rescue workers lift an 
injured patient into a Life 
Force rescue helicopter 
Tuesday morning after an 
accident along Apison 
Pike involving a dump 
truck and a car. The Life 
Force team landed their 
helicopter in their desig- 
nated area in front of the 
duck pond. There were no 
reports of a Southern stu- 
dent being involved in the 
-Staff report "d^ 

4 The Southern Accent 

Thursday^-Octo^ g^n 



Rosa Parks dies at age 92 

DETROIT (AP) - Nearly 50 
years ago. Rosa Parks made a 
simple decision that sparked 
a revolution. When a white 
man demanded she give up 
her seat on a' Montgomery, 
Ala., bus, the then 42-year-old 
seamstress said no. 

At the time, she couldn't 
have known it would secure 
her a revered place in 
American history. But her one 
small act of defiance galva- 
nized a generation of activists, 
including a young Rev. Martin 
Lutlier King Jr., and earned 
her the title "mother of the 
civil rights movement." 

Mrs. Parks died Monday 
evening at her home of natu- 
ral causes, with close friends 
by her side, said Gregory 
Reed, an attorney who repre- 
sented her for the past 15 
years. She was 92. 

Monique Reynolds, 37, a 
native of Montgomery, Ala., 
called Mrs. Parks an inspira- 
tion who had lived to see the 
changes brought about by the 

civilrights movement. 

"Martin Luther King never 
saw this, Malcolm X never 
saw this," said Reynolds, who 
now hves in Detroit. "She was 
able to see this and enjoy it." 

In 1955, Jim Crow laws in 
place since the post-Civil War 
Reconstruction required sep- 
aration of the races in buses, 
restaurants and public 
accommodations throughout 
the South, while legally sanc- 
tioned racial discrimination 
kept blacks out of many jobs 
and neighborhoods in the 

Mrs, Parks, an active mem- 
ber of the local chapter of the 
National Association for the 
Advancement of Colored 
People, was riding on a city 
bus Dec. 1, 1955, when a white 
man demanded her seat. 

She refused, despite rules 
requiring blacks to yield their 
seats to whites. Two black 
Montgomery women had 
been arrested earlier that year 
on Ihe same charge, but Mrs. 

Parks was jailed. She also was 
fined $14. 

U.S. Rep John Conyers, in 
whose office Mrs. Parks 
worked for more than 20 
years, remembered the civil 
rights leader as someone 
whose impact on the world 
was immeasurable, but who 
never sought the limelight. 

"Everybody wanted to 
explain Rosa Parks and want- 
ed to teach Rosa Parks, but 
Rosa Parks wasn't very inter- 
ested in that," he said. "She 
wanted them to understand 
the government and to 
understand their rights and 
the Constitution that people 
are still trying to perfect 

Hurricane Wilma death toll rises to lo 

(AP) - Authorities raised 
Florida's death toll from 
Hurricane Wilma from five to 
10 Wednesday and urged the 
storm's survivors to have 
patience as they endured long 
waits for food, water and 
other necessities. 

Gov. Jeb Bush took respon- 
sibility Wednesday for frus- 
trating delays at centers dis- 
tributing supplies to storm 
victims, but he also said peo- 
ple who have waited in line 
for hours seeking relief 

should have done more to 
prepare for the storm. 

"People had ample time to 
prepare. It isn't that hard to 
get 72 hours worth of food 
and water," said Bush, 
repeating the advice that offi- 
cials had given days before 
Wilma blasted across south- 
ern Florida early Monday. 

The 21st storm in the 
busiest Atlantic hurricane 
season on record, Wilma 
killed at least 12 people in 
Haiti, four in Mexico and one 
in Jamaica before hitting 

Bird flu a concern to farmers 

A worker walks in a poidlry farm in Manaeua 
Nicaragua, Wednesday. Oct. 26, 2005. Central 
American governments worry that bird flu could 


Florida. State emergency 
management director Craig 
Fugate said Wednesday that 
Florida's death toll was 10, up 
from the five deaths previ- 
ously reported. 

Bush spoke at a joint news 
conference with Homeland 
Security Secretary Michael 
Chertoff, who oversees the 
Federal Emergency 

Management Agency. FEMA, 
roundly criticized for its 
response to Hurricane 
Katrina, was again a focus of 
frustration Wednesday as 
Floridians faced long waits 
for supplies that the mayor of 
Miami-Dade County warned 
were running out. 

On Tuesday, trucks carry- 
ing the first wave of relief 
either arrived much later 
than local officials expected 
or didn't show up at all. 

"I understand there are 
frustrations here," Chertoff 
said. "As the governor has 
acknowledged, we can't 
always get to people what we 
hope to get and as quickly as 
we hope to do it." 

Bush accepted responsibil- 
ity for not hawng distribution 
centers running smoothly 
within 24 hours, and prom- 
ised to try to speed up distri- 
bution. His brother President 

Bush planned a Thursday 

At least one distribution 
site in Miami-Dade was out 
of supplies, and the other 10 
were running low with mate- 
rial fi-om FEMA, Miami-Dade 
Mayor Carios Alvarez said. 

Alvarez said it could be 
Wednesday night before the 
stocks are resupplied. "I can- 
not give you a timetable 
because, ladies and gentle- 
men, quite frankly, we don't 
control those assets." 

Alvarez called the relief 
process "flawed," called for 
more control and oversight 
and said he was "frustrated, 
disappointed, angered" with 
the delivery of supplies. 

Items Americans usually 
take for granted - a bag of ice, 
a fast-food burger, a gallon of 
gas - have taken hours of 
patience to get since 
Hurricane Wilma made its 
destructive sweep. 

Florida Power & Light, the 
state's biggest utility, said 
Wilma affected more of its 
4.3 million customers than 
any other natural disaster in 
the company's history. By 
Wednesday, service was 
restored to about 20 percent 
of the 3.2 million customers 
who lost service. 

Probe prosecutor, judge meet 

The prosecutor in the CIA leak 
probe set the stage 
Wednesday for possible crimi- 
nal charges, meeting mtl, the 
grand jury that heard months 
of testimony and then consult- 
ing with the chief judge at the 
courthouse where the legal 
drama has unfolded. The 
White House braced for at 
least one indictment by week's 
end, possibly 'Vice President 
Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. 
Lewis "Scooter" Libby. It also 
.was worried that President 
Bush's top political adviser, 
Karl Rove, remained in jeop- 
ardy of being charged with 
false statements. 
Victory for bombing victims 


A jury ruled Wednesday that 
the Port Authority was negH- 
gent in the bombing of the 
World Trade Center in 1993 - 
a long-awaited legal \ictory 
for victims of an attack that 
killed six people and injured 
1,000 eight years before ter- 
rorists brought down the cen- 
ter's twin towers. The jury 
ruled that the Port Autliority, 
tKe agency that owned the 
World Trade Center, was neg- 
ligent by not properly main- 
taining the parking garage 
where terrorists detonated 
explosives in a rented van. 

Celeliration after beating the 
Houston Astros J-o to win the 
World Series Wednesday, Oct. 
26, Z005, in Houston. 

White Sox take series 

Hous t on (AP) -—- 

The Chicago White Sox are 
World Series champions 
again at last, and yet another 
epic streak of futihty is not 
just wiped away but swept 
away. After seven scoreless 
innings, Jermaine Dye sin- 
gled home the onlv run in 
the eighth, and the White 
Sox beat the Houston Astros 
1-0 Wednesday night to wi 
their first title in 88 years. 

Thursday, October, 27 2005 

The Southern Accent 5 

yiLlAGE MARKET alumni deals 

SALE BEGINS OCTOBER 26 - 31, 2005 

Canned Items 

W. Chili 

W. Fri-Clnil< 

W. Low Fat Fri-Chik 

W. Multigrain Cutlet 

W. Prime Stakes 

W. Skallops 

W. Vegetarian Burger 

W. Veja-Link 

L.L. Big Frank 

L.L. Linketts 

L.L. Swiss Stake 

L.L. Tender Bits 

L.L. Little Links 

C.L Chops 

C.L. Terkettes 

C.L. 3 Grain Pecan Patty 

C.L. Chik'n Dinner 

C.L. Nuti-Loaf (pre-priced) 

C.L. Chik'n Strips 

C.L. Tofu Links 

C.L. Quik Burger 


W. Chic-ketts 

W. Dinner Roast 

W. Presage Roll 

W. Chicken Roll 

W. Turkey Roll 

W. Wham Roll 

IVISF. Cheddar Burger 

MSR Chicken Strips 

MSR Beef Strips 

WISF Sausage Patties 

MSR Classic Burger (organic) 

MSR Veggie Medley (organic) 

MSR Vegan Burger (organic) 

MSR Roasted Herb Chicken (organic) 

MSR Tex Mex Burger (organic) 

Canned Items, Misc. 

Lindsay Green Ripe Olive 
Polk Country Pure Sorghum 
Polk Country Pure Sorghum 
Bates Country Pure Clover Comb 
Bates Country Pure Clover Comb 
Tenn. Mtn. Sourwood Comb 
Tenn. Mtn. Sourwood Comb 
Bush Vegetarian Baked Bean 
Progresso Extra Mild Olive Oil 
Progresso Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
Progresso 100% Pure Olive Oil 
Progresso Olive Oil 
Progresso Pure Olive Oil 


Reg. Price 

Sale Price 


12/20 oz. 




12/12.5 oz. 




12/12.5 oz. 




12/20 oz. 




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Thursday, Octob gaT^ 


1. Binge 

4. Eerie noise 

8, Crooked 

12. Hurly-burly 

13. Scoop 

14. Industrial fuel 

15. State again 

17, Went like the wind 

18. Had on 

19. Last edition 

20. Lacquered metal 

23. Pronoun for 

a ship 
25. Sheep's largess 
26.Roe source 
27. Rocker's item 
30. Showy shrub 
34.D.C. denizen 
35.Kaftiyeh cord 
37.Humorist Bombeck 
38. Singing the blues 
40.Oberon or Titania 
44,rvlinotaur's realm 
47, Tear apart 
48. Versed in letters 
52. Harem rooms 
53.Mars, to Plato 
54. Tribulation 

55, Chap 

56. Put It in your borscht 



1. "The Bell — " 

2. Lemon quaff 

3. Tibetan gazelle 

4. Soybean paste 

5. Rare bird 

6. Anew 

7. Falsifying exclamation 

8. Overture follower 

9. Coastal flier 

10. Gumbo essential 

11. Strip 


19. G-men and T-men 


brillig . . ." 
21. Flow slowly 
22. Student obligation 
26. Long tale 
27. Big nair 
28. Late bloomers? 
29. Land map 
31 .A snap 
33. Conger catcher 
36. Look up to 
40.Potential prince? 
41 .Staffer 
42.Terrible Russian 
43. What's left over 

to __ 
46.Bit of rind 

48. Where Jekyll became Hyde 
49. Boring device 
50. Aussie hopper 
51. Bow wood 






















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Robin George 

Head Cartoonist 



Thursday, October 27, 2005 

Robin George 

Head Cartoonist 




The Southern Accent 7 

W ar of the Wcarlfte 

flmner Fernandez 


Thursday, Oct^ ^T^ 


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for debate (although it «"°^^"'.„f^A not to only spray those they teel 

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?^ /cpSn^ not one the twO armies lined un, get bit /JOH?°V^^^•, jown the stick you were 

rU"buXle":ffi Seir leaders orating b£ skuf (ye^^Lf vSe Pl-ning on poking Pepe 

dSging through the trash hant speeches ala have ^^^^ ^^ with, and call it a mght. 

can be quite unnerving, Braveheart). But them, but suice , ^ . , 

Specialty if they are tra- one thing IS more A ^^^' ^^^^^ 4.) Though seemingly 

ve?sTng the same path one definite - you wUl r% ^"^-t domesti- quiet, skunks have the 

might be traveling on in more than likely t M ^ ■ j^^ ^^ty to make - 

just raomems to get to come into contact |l« ^ ' ^ ^^ though rare. Soft bird-hke 

one's dorm. "Will they with one of these JtM °^ ^^oid the noises are non-threaten- 

spray?" "Will J^ey ^"""^'^A .™,<. Inv -?^2 stray skunk bite ing and represent affec- 

charge?" "Do they bite?" and odiferous joy j^-g^ ^ > ^^^^^^ tion and curiosity. Louder 

"Do skunks fly?" All valid they are more f™|p|p; . nsMe noises generally represent 

questions for the most likely to try to .„.-▼■,., for the second aggression and anger. 

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on campus because I've flying skunk or ran in a be surprised if you see 


CreTuth™wtogetthe ant odor for the reader's the old wives tales! show up m garbage cans 
cits and the skunks to viewing pleasure, According to the dumpsters purses and 
fight lermefaiow- I'll sell althou|h they probably Discovery Channel's hit cunboards (rf domesbca - 
S4 and split the profit won't "help you in the show Myth Busters, toma- ed^ - anywhere their 
withvoui" impending race war to juice works better than curiosity leads them. 
Whether the mother of between cat and skunk. both beer and commercial (http://www. skunk- 
all wars breaks out skunk smell remover at 

Things to do this week at Southern 

W H AT: Synphony-Bach, Brahms and Bizet (by the 

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera) 

WHEN: Today 

TIME: 8 p.m. 

WHERE: Tidi Theatre 

MORE INFO: www. chat tanoogasynphonyj3:g 

W H AT: Riae (Independent FOm Series) 

WHEN: Today 

TDC: 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:05 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Bijou 7 Bieatre 

HaCE: hbtinee— S5.50 Evenii^: S7.75 

MORE INFO: www.rizsmde.ocm/rize.html (about novie) 

www.carmite.oan/showtines/ (for theatre infoniatim) 

W H AT: Fanfare-Bach, Bratms and Bi^et (by the 

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera) 

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 29 

TIME: 8 p.m. 

WHERE : Tidi Theatre 

MORE INFO: www.chattanoogasyinphony.acg 

W H AT:AirBhcM Qiattarcoga (featuring tte tfavy's Bli£ 


WHEN: Sunday, CCt. 29 

TIME: Gates open at 9 a.m.; shew goes fran noai to 4 


WHERE: Chattanooga Metrt^jolitan Aiiprt 

reiCE: $14 (if purchased ahead of time); $16 (day of 

the event) 

MORE INFO: www.airshcwchattanooga.ccm 

w H AT: SharlB 3D movie 

TIME: Sun. through Thurs.— 11 ajn., 1 pjn., 3 pjn., 5 

p.m. and 7 p.m. Fri. throu^ Sat.-ll ajn., 1 pjn., 3 pjn., 

5 pjn. , 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

WHERE: Tennessee Aquarium MAX 3D Theater 

PRICE: $7.95 


W H AT: Wild Saferi 3D irarae 

TIME: Sun. thrcu^ Thurs.-noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. anj 6 

p.m. Fri. thrcvqh Sat.-«)cn, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 


WHERE: Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater 

PRICE: ST. 95 


W H AT: Mystery at the Ni^itmare Hi* School Beunim 

WHEN : HI Thursdays 

TIME: 7 p.m. 

WHERE : Vaudeville Cafe (Hunter l^^tery Dinner Shows) 

MCE: $19.50 (Includes dinner, dessert aiii bererages) 

MM INED: http://aH)lenBchine.ccm/vaudevillecafe/ 

W H AT: Mystery at the RedraA-Italian Wedding 
WHEN: AUSatanteys 
■HME: 8:30 p.m. 

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^'nl?, liff}'^ '^^™^' fe=ert.aixi beverages) 
ms urn: http://aH,le„Bchine.can/vaudevillecafer 

-By Britni BrarmDn 

What would you do jj J 
were waUdns 
to the dorm and g((| 
sprayed by a skunltl 

Melissa Sanchez 




The Southern Accent 9 

1 Maracle 
eu w.i Editor 
I ^"^araclegso 


h student's miracle story from God 

■When Delfina Rose was only five 

Inths old, she lost all of her eyesight. But 

erything, thanks to a 

) she can ; 


Rose was born into a home with ; 
^e fatlier. After Rose was bom, her raoth- 
■er worked outside the home and Rose's 
father was her caretaker. 

,e day, her mother put her down for a 
,nd left, teUing Rose's father that she 
11 wouldn't be gone long. 

len she got back, she opened the 
nd I was on the floor in the living 
|[ room u-ith a hole in my skull," said Rose. 
s rushed into emergency surger>', 

I ihefir^t of thirteen that she would undergo 
,1 throughout her life. 

The X-rays taken at the hospftal showed 
hat this was not tlie first mjury from abuse 
- over the first three to four months of her 

II Iife,herribs, collarbone, and tibia had been 
I broken. Social services placed Rose in a 

r home when she was five months old. 
lis foster hom6 was the family of an 
I Adventist pastor. But by now, Rose was 
letely blind. 

; I was growing up, my foster mother 
d. 'Give her enough sight to get 
(around without, tpo much trouble,'" said 
I Rose. ' "" ■ 

,| When she was a young child, her sight 
started to improve. For the rest of her 
childhood, she was 60 to 70 percent blind 
and didn't have peripheral vision. Studying 
was a challenge for her, and she was home- 
schooled for most of her education. 

"Doctors told my parents I might never 
graduate [from] high school," she said. 
"They said, 'don't even consider learning 
how to drive," so 1 would be dependent on 

■ people all my life." 

■ But in i99g. Rose did graduate and 
I^Mgan studying at Southern. Friends drove 

' revenivhere, and studying was still dif- 
I ficult. siie was constantly in the learning 
I MDter with tutors. During her third year at 
1, one of her tutors had a revela- 
I lion. 

Exploring the 
power of God 

Oelfina Rose stands beside the truck she thought she would never be able to drive. 

"She told me that God told her, "You 
need to have her do certain exercises that 
will help her vision and her brain,'" said 

At first, the tutor ignored the impulse, 
tmt it was too strong. She experimented 
with simple exercises like having Rose lie 
on the floor and touching one hand to the 
opposite knee, or skipping and jumping. 
Rose said that there were results. 

"A day or two later, I woke up and 
noticed I could see better," she said. 

She had regained all her sight except the 
lower left corner. 

After graduating with a degree in family 
studies. Rose worked at Holbrook SDA 
Indian School in Arizona as an assistant 
girls' dean and counselor. While there, she 
learned to drive, and last January she got 
her driver's hcense. 

About a year ago, she met with her birth 
parents. Her father gave her a white '94 
Chevy Silverado. Being Native Amencan 
herself. Rose named it White Feather, 

since her name is Little Bird. She said that 
birds must have feathers in order to fly. 

After Holbrook ended that May, Rose 
attended the Arizona campmeeting and 
asked an intercessory prayer group to pray 
for her. At one of the evening meetings, she 
noticed movement to her lower left. 

"I was focused on tlie speaker and my 
friend's hand moved in her lap. I stared at 
the speaker just to make sure," she said. 

It wasn't a mistake - she could see in 
every direction. Her eyesight continued to 
improve, and she needed to get weaker 
glasses. , , , 

To this day. Rose doesn t know what 
happened when she was a baby. She said 
that instead of wondering, she is focused 
on the present. She is working on a mas- 
ter's degree in marriage and family thera- 

"All I can say is I give God all the credit. 
He saved my hfe for a reason," she said. "I 
just live day by day, love each moment, 
and-don't take life for granted/ 

What would it take for an 
Adventist Christian to live in 
the Spirit? How would our 
lives change if we knew we 
only had weeks left on this 

"Living in the Spirit" is a 
series of visually-aided pre- 
sentations dealing with the 
much-needed baptism of 
God's Spirit upon His last- 
day church. Night by night, 
we -will explore Bible texts, 
theological concepts, and 
Spirit of Prophecy state- 
ments, along with powerful 
real-life illustrations to dis- 
cover the true dimension of 
the life in Christ. If you 
choose to come, the stories 
alone will move you. but the 
teaching itself is bound to 
change you into someone 
who will determine never to 
be the same again. 

Join Dr. Clouzel at the 
CoUegedale Church each 
evening, October 30, through 
November 7:00 p.m. as 
we explore: 

. The Promise of Power 
. The Work of the Spirit in 
the Heart 

.The Spirit of Jesus 
. How to Seek the Holy 

.The Fruit of the Spirit 

Attend the first night, and 
you get one convocation 
credit. If you go to the 
remainder of the meetings, 
you wilt get an additional 

Serving God in a foreign country 

By Terri Lynn Thomas 

.yound myself waking up to the Arabic prayer '^^ll, attempting loca^ tribj 
^dances, taste testing a goat's pancreas,. nding a ^amelm Timbuktu, ana 
K?ng in a mud hut ^ a student missionary for Adventist ^ron„er 
Missions, I spent last school year in Mali, West Mrica It was an excinng 
^^venture, but that is not the real reason that AFM sends ""t f'"'^^^^^^^^ 
gonanes. I was sent to Africa to make friends "^'h the 'o^al people, a^ 
hme progressed, relationships deepened and peopte began tof^Xke 
PM^i ^ *^"^ G°d fo"" ^'^ opportunity to serve Him among tne 
,.Come to the Presidential Banquet room on Sunday November 6 at 5:^0 
vo,,^? ^oi-e about opportunities that Adventist Frontier Missions n 
^"- Sign up at the Cfiaplain's Office to reserve your free spot^ ^om ^ ^^ 
m discover what GodTias in store for those willing to serve ni 

•Wseas missionary. 

Church Schedule 


Chattanooga First 


CoUegedale ■ The Third 

CoUegedale Community 

CoUegedale Spanish-American 

Hamilton Community 



McDonald Road 

New Life 


Orchard Park 

Thursday, October 2 


months now that I wouldn't Deparfnent professors 
get a job and I'd end up living said ,t before, ana i u _^ 

So, I have a new job. I have 
been scared for about six 

box down by the 

Tennessee River. But, I have a 
job. I have always told people 
(with a LOT of bravado) that I 
would be sought after because 
I speak, read, and write 
Spanish, and it's finally hap- 

Speaking a foreign language 
is so important now. Spanish 
is. no matter how you look at 
it, America's second language. 
We may not be admitting it, 
but all hospital forms and 
informational documents are 
translated into Spanish, and 
the court syste 

My experience with the Ian- are lost ( _ 

Euage has made me realize that stand a tiny bit of Potu 

so many immigrants are creat- and Italian, but not enorti 

ing a need for bilingual communicate with anyoai I 

American citizens. ^ ^ ^ Language is so intercstii,l 

ifyou don't speak a second lan- 

euaee, you'll miss out on a lot 

^ ° . . xi^ new Aineiicait t-mi-v."... ^ " .—vk 

of opportunities, my I'm not in favor of forcing if you have a hard time 

employer wasn t looking ..^pne to learn either Ian- standing grammar in I 

people who speak English - he anyone ^^^^ ^^ 

was Inokine for people who guage. n juu 

rp^ak'st-Ih.. rm^hesitant .0 pomn,unicate -* *e — ; 

^^^:z^x::r^. s:it > couldn't —rat 

"'"" . J-- about 35 percent of what was 

said around me 
of the time 

confronted with Germ 
French, which irk me because I 
don't understand them, but if I 
hsten hard, sometimes I can 
understand the French. 
German and othi 

„_ ..anted someone who does 
a specialized job. My language 
skills aren't enough - I have to 
know how to do something 
else with the language. 

I've been working at a hos- 

1511, auu pital at home for four consecu- 

pr'ovide five summers with Spanish. I 

interpret for patients whenev- 

and wherever I'm needed. 

then go back ^ you'll sei 
the grammar works in 
languages - it's quite fas 
..-, ,- Learning a new lanj, 

irything, most while at Southern is so iinr 
Sometimes I'm tant - you simply won't ^ 
the time once you're woiij 
or even in your senior yeaj 
you don't have anythinglil 
next summer, go to oiieofi 
ACA schools - they'r 
place to learn. 

Moral relativism risi 

Ryan Child 

Opinion Columnist 

"You have leaibed Southern Advenlist Umversitv All staff are 
currently on a Rural Retreat Our officer are also dosed from 10 30 
AM Friday until if:00 AM Monday in obser\>ance of the sixth, seventh, 
and first day Sabbaths. We are also closed for lunch from 11:00 AM 
• until 1:30 PM on workdays. We will be closed ail next week for... " 

noveiriber 3 

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what they do. 

Some might say that w 
In the end days it is impor- called to love one anollia.ij 
tant to keep yourself aware of would say that it is notloJ 
the Devil and his tactics to keep facilitate another pd 
people out of the heavenly king- descent into sinful living J 
dom. good are you to your M 

The devil has been refining you sit by and do nothinsil 
his techniques for thousands of they ignore God's will? Veil 
years and is getting better at not being helpful wkil 
hiding himself in society as the accept that your frieill 
end of the sin drama draws nigh, promiscuous or g 

Satan's modem arsenal con- They will continue to siii j 
sists of three main weapons, their - peers' tacit apij 
First off, he has destroyed the because they have r' 
traditional family and the tion to change, 
morality that it used to instill in I am here to tell yon U 
people. Second, the cannot be a foDower ol 

omnipresent sexual lure is in full and at the same time e 

force in even the liberal atftutol 

most innocent of "loral rew 

rnedia. cannot be a ^""^ '^U 

Third, and per- /„ , ^^, • , Uie reason Wi'L 

haps most danger- 'oHO'^er of Christ ,;„„ ,„„k b*| 
ous, the Devil has and at the same society 

instilled in modems, ..,„uko^q lihorpl^^ , ^ ^M 

society the mentah-'"^® embrace liberal „3,,a„g how 

tv that there is no attitudes like moral of unborn wr 

.1 ic the reason I 

t™eevil. rplativi'^m cnjf 

-. , , reiaiivibiii. there are ^M 

Moral rela- j olb* 

tivism, the attitude ™ i!°of*l 

that no one has the right to say the cause of ™™ J 
that another is evil or immoral, marital sex am^S^Jj A 
threatens to do much more pie. Moral ''e]'''J J 
harm than all of the Devil's doing God's will, tt>e» J 
other tactics. The speed that it Satan get a™^ """L 
has taken hold in the liberal both bodies and sou ^^ 
media and society should make Vocal Christian ^^ ^ 
all devoted Christians worried. the vanguards or , 
The fact of life here on earth Heaven, but '^joi-i*.! 
■ is that there is right and wrong, mined by *' .f^jet^ 
As followers oftheoiie true God standidlybywwe ^ j 
■ (and tiiere can only be one God, rupts everything . 
to beUe\'e otherwise is anti-bibh- 
cal) we are charged with defend- 
. ing the. word of the Lord. 
^ However, liberal society mdoc- ^inios ,t.^ _,, 
tiinates us to think that we need '^2cl£s are"**^' 
to, tolerate ever^-one. no matter ^^^_^^^_ ..^..jd'^" 

■Ryan is a senior 2 
-ing major 

Thurs day, October 27, 2005 

Ethan Nkana 
Sports Editor 

The Southern Accent 11 

Sports "^-^ 

Gym Masters fly high at Southern ^°^*^ ^^^^^^ 

___^ team That's It 

Ai,kia,nn'aFonseca ■^^^^^H^B^^^H^^P^^I^^M^^^ Ethan Nkana 

The Gvm Masters are well 
respected here at Southern. 
Sophomore Ehin Edmeade is 
read)' to see what the team is 
coming up with this year. 
•The shows were great last 
year. It looks like they put a 
lot of effort into what they do. 
I'm looking forward to seeing 
what they're going to do this 
year," he said. 

By practicing two hours a 
day, from 8-10 p.m., four days 
a week, effort is unquestion- 
ably a requirement. During 
practices the team stretches 
for fifteen minutes as a warm- 
up and then spends time on 
flying, tumbling, pyramids, 
stunting, and routines. 

Head Coach Rick Shwarz, 
faaniig 42 team members, 20 
of them new, is confident with 
the team this year, "They 
probably have the best work 
ethic, the most potential I 
■..have had in a long time. The 
skill level is a little lower than 
there has been to start with, 
but it wl! definitely be higher 
by the end of the year." 

In the past the team has 
traveled many places includ- 
ing all around Tennessee, the 
Dominican Republic, New 

York, and many different col- University. Another impor- ethic and, of course, a love fo: 
leges and universities. The tant event the Gym Masters the sport. "I love learning 

first semester is mainly 
practice semester, the team is 
currently preparing for Aero 
Fest in November at 


;d up is the NBA moves and being able to make 
Chicago Bulls halftime show things happen with my team- 
on Martin Luther King Day. mates. I love traveling and 
part of Gym seeing the kids get excited 

Adventist Masters requires strong work about what's happening." 

Sting Rays versus team Intimidators 

Ethan Nkana 

The Sting Rays (4-2) defeat- 
ed the Intimidators (3-2) on 
Tuesday night by a score of 12- 
!• The loss knocked the 
Intimidators to third place in 
fte women's blue division and 
bumped the Sting Rays into 
second, behind the KiUerz (5- 

On the second play of the 
Intimidators' first drive, quar- 
terback (QB) Tasha Ericson 
connected with Lindsay Schultz 
ror a touchdown. A flag was 
rarown for an illegal block on 
*ne offense and the Sting Ray's 
acceptance of the penalty 
'evoked the touchdown. 

The Sting Rays showcased a 
^^ active defense early in the 
same. MeUssa EkvaU stopped 
^tina McNeUus close to the 
?*»e of scrimmage, which fol- 

Chi the Sting Rays' next drive 
^ set the tone of the game 
JJ™ a pass from QB Lisa 
"Uson to wideout EfcvalL 

Ekvall hobbled the ball before 
snaring it on the run and scor- 
ing the first touchdown of the 
game. Christina McNeilus 
intercepted the extra point 
attempt, keeping the score 6-0. 

Ekvall was stellar on both 
sides of the ball, snagging an 
interception on one play and 
then passing a long bomb to 
receiver Lauren Holland on the 

Heidi Stenson opened the 
second half with the kick return 
and positioned her team at 
their own 40-yard line. Ericson 
gained yardage with an option 
sweep early in the drive to 
advance the Intimidators to 
mid-field. Ekvall snared her 
second interception which 
ended in a touchdown. 

Schultz intercepted the Sting 
Rays' extra point attempt and 
ran it back for the point, their 
only of the game. On the ensu- 
.ing kick-off, Schultz returned 
the ball to the Sting Rays' 20- 
yard hne. Ekvall caught her 
third interception in the 

The Sting RiJys' Lisa WUsod fleft) drops back for a pass during the 
Intiiiiidfltors loss to the Sting Rays Tuesday night. 

Intimidators' end zone. The 
Wilson/Ekvail connection 
proved fatal to the 
Intimidators' defense despite 
the efforts of McNeilus, who 
played excellent defense. 
Sherri Edgmon, who hadb^en 
qui*fc«tbBUi«hoirty the .-gate*; * 
rished for a 15-yard gain 
behind the blocking of Wilson. 

The Sting Rays were in con- 
trol of the momentum through- 
out the entire game and 
showed they could be danger- 
ous in the playoffs. The 
Intimidators will have to 
bounce back from the' loss 
quk^yJn ^reparatioHj^cvAe- 
game against the Killerz 
Wednesday night. 

The (5-1) Colts, arguably the 
best team in the league, beat 
the (4-2) That's It 27-21. 

Quarterback Brian Chinn 
connected with Troy Churchill 
for tlieir first touchdown (TD), 
followed by the e.\tra point (XP) 
pass to Duane Davis. 

Edwn Urbina looked shaky 
early in tlie game, throwing an 
interception to Preston Black, 
but the near-touchdown was 
prevented by a diving pull by 
Scott Gooch. 

That's It held die Colts for 
the first three downs, but the 
Colts pulled an ace out of their 
sleeve on fourth down. The 
Colts started the sweep to the 
right, then die running back 
passed it back to the QB who 
tiien made die pass to the end 
zone, increasing tlie Colts' lead 
to 13. 

Tliat's It showed flair in dieir 
offense when Ryan Lucht took 
the handoff and then dumped 
tlie ball back to Mark Cloutier 
while on the run. Cloutier 
caught a pass from Urbina later 
in the drive to set up a first and 
goal situation. Urbina and 
Lucht connected for the touch- 
down and extra point, narrow- 
ing the margin to six. 

On anotlier trick play, Derek 
Sherbondy's throw was inter- 
cepted by Eric Michaelis- 
Woodard. Urbina looked loos- 
er in the second half, tlirowing 
a long TD pass to Michaelis- 
Woodard. Urbina found Lucht 
in the end zone for tlie XP, giv- 
ing Tliat's It a 14-13 advantage. 
On the following drive, 
That's It's defense deflected 
Chinn's pass, but on the next 
play, receiver Scott McCoy 
burned his defender down the 
field, catching the pass for the 
long TD. The Colts couldn't 
convert tlie XP but regained the 
lead, 19-14- 

The next drive, a pass to 
Michaelis-Woodard, put That's 
It inches from the goal line, and 
Urbina completed a pass to 
Lucht for die TD. Michaelis- 
Woodard caught the short pass 
for the XP, giving Tbaf s It a 21- 
19 advantage. x 

With less than io seconds 
left, Chinn complet^ a TD pass 
and connected with Black for a 
two point conversi(^. On the 
final play, Urbina t^w a deep 
pass to Michaeli-Woodard 
who hobbled it i*mentarily, 
^«Ddrgained'«ontiS, only to 
have his flags puped inches 
from the goal line. ' 

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The Southern Accent 

Thursday, November 3, 2005 


Volume 61, Issue 9 


What are 
couples up 
too now? 
Pg. 7 

Chatter Box 
Pg. 8 


Collegedale, Tenn. 

High 74 ^ 

Low 54 _jpiv~\ 

High 77 

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Current Events P5 

Wordsearch P.6 

Cartoons P.7 

Lifestyles P.8 

Religion p.9 

pinion p.10 

[ports P.11 

'assifieds P.12 

State gives 
thousands to 

Social work students can now 
get $7,200 each semester for 
school plus a guaranteed joh 
after graduation. 

"It's a fabulous program," 
said Stanley Stevenson, the proj- 
ect manager for Southern. "Not 
only do they get first-hand expe- 
rience and specific training in 
working \vith children and fami- 
hes, they have a guaranteed job." 
Tennessee will give the 
money each semester as an 
incentive for social work gradu- 
ates to work for the state. Junior 
and senior social work majors 
can receive this money if they 
work for two years in the 
Department of Children's 
Services after graduation. Once 
they start work, they'll get paid 
more than most social work 
graduates - roughly $32,000 a 

The program was created 
after a recent lawsuit requiring 
Tennessee social workers to 
actually have a social work 
degree. Southern is also helping 
re-train social workers who do 
not aheady have a degree. The 
state hopes that this program 
will put better-quahfled social 
workers in the Department of 
Children's Services. 

Southern is one of only 13 
accredited schools in the state 
offering a bachelor's degree in 
social work, making it a prime 
target for the department's 
recruiting efforts. 

Laura Kabel, a junior social 
work major, likes the opportuni- 
ties the program offers. 

"Basically I'd have a job right 
after graduating, and child wel- 
fare is sometliing I really want to 
do, " Kabel said. "Being thrown 
right into it will just set me up 
for better jobs later." 

Stevenson said social work 
majors have several advantages 
if they enroU in this program. 
First, they will have four years of 
trainmg, more tiian the nine 
weeks state workers without a 
previous degree have. In addi- 
tion, they become certified m 
child welfare after completing 
the program and are placed at a 
higher case manager level than 
other graduates. 

The program is offered to 65 
See Social Pg. 4 

Southern students participati 

SA hosts Fall Festival 

Sunday evening, hundreds of 
students gathered at Griffin 
Farm for what Stratton Tingle 
called in his song The cider- 
drinkin', hay ridin' fall festival." 

"I think it's one of the nicest 
social activities they have of the 
year," said Raz Catarania, a sen- 
ior mass communications major. 

The fall festival has been an 
annual Student Association event 

for many years but has been held 
at Griffin Farm for about five 
years, said Bill Wohlers, the vice 
president of student services. The 
Griffins and their children 
attended Southern, and their 
son-in-law, Michael Hills, is an 
assistant professor m the School 
of Education and Psychology. 

During this year's event, Uve 
music of various genres filled the 
air while students participated in 
activities like "bull riding," a 

"King of the Mountain" climbing 
race, dart throwing, a Hi Striker, 
fighring knights and riding a 
gyroscope, a contraption that 
sent individuals twisting for- 
ward, backward, sideways and 
upside down. Other features 
included a pie-eating contest, 
marriage ceremonies and a 
portable kissing booth. 

"I liked the padded knights— I 
got to grab the head off my 

See Festival Pg. 2 

Funeral honors former professor 

A memorial service was held 
Wednesday for former Southern 
professor, Douglass Bennett. 
Many people gathered m the 
Collegedale Church for the 2 
p.m. service. Contributors to the 
service included Ken Rogers, 
who gave Bennett's life sketch; 
grandson Jon Spears, who 
shared memories of his grandfa- 
ther- Don Gettys, who gave the 
homily; and others. The 
Collegedale Academy Madngals 
and ftiends sang three songs. 

"Elder Bennett's testimony 
for God ivill not soon fade away," 
Rogers said during the service^ 

Bennett passed- away this 
Sunday from complications due 
to a sti-oke. Dr. Bennett was 
shopping at the local Sunday 
Flea Market one week earlier 

Funeral attendees remember th 
Wednesday afternoon. Bennett, a 
member, died October 30. 

when he suff'ered the sh-oke and 
was rushed to the hospital. 

Dr. Bennett was a faculty 
member in the School of 
Religion from 1962 to 1993- He 
taught .practical theology and 
chaired the department for the 
last 10 years of his employment 
there. Dr. Bennett taught several 
generations of pastors, one of 

n faeulty 

which is now a professor in the 
School of Religion. 

"I had die privilege of taking 
homiletics from Dr. Bennett in 
the early 80s," said Jud Lake, a 
professor of religion at Southern. 

The current dean of the 
School of religion, Ron Clouzet, 

See Professor Pg. 4 



Festival cont. 

continued from Pg. 1 

fiiend." Catarama said. 

Students also enjoyed more 
festive traditions like a pump- 
kin-carving contest and 
hayrides. Hot chocolate and 
popcorn balls were served, and 
fires provided places to warm 
up, roast marshmallows, make 
s'mores and socialize. Students 
also had the chance to taste 
fresh-squeezed apple cider. 

The apple cider was deli- 
cious," said Rick Anderson, 
sophomore media lech major. 

Some students weren't as 
impressed with the festival. 

"I'm glad I have to leave soon 
because I wouldn't want to stay 
here for four hours," said Rika 
Gemmell, a sophomore mass 
communication and social sci- 
ence major. "But I'm glad I 
came because I wanted to 
check it out." 

Thursday, Noro ^g^^l 

N^^ri^Ticw attend scholarshipbrun^ 

About 190 people attended 
Southern's Scholarship 

Brunch held in the Dining 
Hall on Sunday morning, 
making it the largest number 
of attendees in more than four 
years, according to officials. 

"About 85 of the attendees 
were students, which is the 
most we've ever had," said 
Leslie Schwarzer, administra- 
tive assistant in the advance- 
ment office. 

Schwarzer credits the 
attendance to people becom- 
ing more informed about the 

"All I can say is that the 
word is getting around about 
Southern's scholarship pro- 
gram," she said. 

The Scholarship Brunch is 
held every year during alumm 
weekend and is an opportuni- 
ty for scholarship donors and 
recipients to meet with each 
other. It is also a time where 
the administration, students 
and donors get to share their 
thoughts on Southern's schol- 
arship program. 

Ben Wygal, assistant to 
President Gordon Bietz, com- 
plimented the donors for their 
generosity during his speech. 

"It's great philanthropy to 
give to a fund and not really 
know who you're giving too," 
he said. "That's disinterested, 
not uninterested philanthro- 

Students like senior ele- 
mentary education major 
Suzanne Trude expressed her 

' Scholarship donors, recipients and faculty gather in the DiningHa 
Siuiday during Southern's annual scholarship hrunch. 

gratitude for received scholar- on academics." 

ships. Southern has 198 to 

"For me, it's meant the scholarships with $76o,o„, 

world," she said. "It's allowed available, according to a 2015 1 

me not to stress so much on summer endowment reporti 
financial stuff and focus 


See Brunch Pg, 


Writing Center receives 500 visits from students 

Angela Palmer 

More than 500 visits were 
made to the Writing Center dur- 
ing tlie nine weeks since it 
opened, records show. These 
visits included students seeking 
writing help or fulfilling gram- 
mar contracts. 

Writing Center director 
Debbie Higgens said wilhm two 
weeks of opening, visits to the 
center doubled her expectations. 
"We've been playing catch- 
up because we've grown faster 
than we expected," Higgens 

Tlie catch-up process, began 


the last week of August, when 
student demand for services 
prompted Higgens to open the 
center several days early. 

"We weren't supposed to 
open that first week," Higgens 
said. "So many people were 
coming, we had to open." 
... In.the first. three-weekfiy the 
Writing Center averaged 42 vis- 
its per week, before jumping to 
87 visits in week four. 

That week, Writing Center 
staff had to place a sign on the 
door reading, "No walk-ins," 
said Emily McArtliur, a writing 
consultant for the center. 
'. Writing Center usage peaked 
two weeks later with 97 visits in 

Megan Brauner 
CnKLstj\ Ingusm 


Alilx Maitison 
Britni Brannon 
Lynn Taylor 

Omar Bourne 
RouiN George Cnrjstie Aguirrb 

MiciiAiii. Crabtree Sonya Reaves 

one week. 

Junior nursing and business 
major Raquel Justiniano said 
she goes to the Writing Center 
almost every week. 

"It makes it so much easier 
just going there. They help me 
with transitions and with struc- 
ture and ^vith seme grammatical 
things," Justiniano said. 

To meet the demand, 
Higgens said she increased the 
number of tutors on-duty from 
one to sometimes as many as 
three. In the future, she hopes 
to have three tutors on-duty at 
all times. 

Higgens attributed tlie rapid 
growth of Southern's Writing 

Center to widespread awas'l 

Higgens said she and Wrilii^l 
Center staff concentrated [e| 
promoting the center 
professors of writing ( 
who in turn recommended ilt!| 
their students. , 
' Writing consultant Vanesal 
Pham attested to the effectiit| 
ness of this method. 

"The word got put earljl 
Professors told people the fii^| 
day of class," said Pham, 
uate student in rehgious 

Higgens said that WritiD|l 
Center bookmarks, flyers andai 
open house have also raisi^l 
awareness of tiie Writing Cental 

Local artist paints for language department! 

J*\MES Williams 
Jason Neufeld 
Sara Bandi^l 

Melissa Mar,\cle Erik Thomsen 
heugion editor layout & design 

Ethan Nkana k. Brownlow 


The modem languages depart- 
ment now boasts an original 
painting by local artist Frank 
Mu-ande, designed especially to 
represent the many languages 
and cultures the department 

"We were looking for a symbol 
for our department," said Carlos 
Parra, chair of the modem lan- 
guages department. 

The department plans to cou- 
ple the art\vork with the depart- 
ment's motto: "Breaking barriers, 
building bridges." 

"Now we have an image to go 
with it," Parra said. 

The painting, entifled "Many 
Tongues, One Message," can be 
seen directly upon entering Miller 
Hall at the top of the stairs and 
incorporates different languages 
and cultures. 

■The figure of Jesus is the 
main focus," said Mirande, who is 
also an adjunct professor at 

Frank Mirande looks on a 
aftenioon in Miller Hall. 

Below Jesus, excerpts of John 
3:16 are written in 12 languages, 
including Hebrew, Italian, 
Enghsh, Spanish and Chinese. 
The figure of the cross encom- 
passes the pamting. 

"All cultures come together in 
Christ," Parra said. "The differ- 
ences come down at the pomt of 
the cross." 

Mirande was commissioned in 
November 2004 to paint the art- 

painting is unveiled Satur > 

work. Helen Durichek, ■ 
retired former associate vl«r 
ident for financial admirusOjn 
was working with die deP'*^ 
on the project, and ="88 
commissionmg Mirande- 

"I've always appreaa" 
work," said Durichek ^| 

The painting ^«sunv J 

Saturday, Oct. 29. Stu"™, j| 
ulty and alumni atten" 

Thursday, November 3, 2005 


The Southern Accent 3 

Health center relocates to larger facility 

Christina Whaley 

The University Health 
Center has moved. The relo- 
cation took place in a timely 
manner in October. 

The health center was 
originally located off of the 
east side of Thatcher South 
and is now found in a reno- 
vated building farther down 
University Drive. It is on the 
right, just past the stateside 
apartments. This new build- 
ing is a little farther away 
from the main part of cam- 

-I would still walk down 
there if I needed to go," s"aid 
Tommy Anderson, a commu- 
nications major. 

But not everyone agrees 

Tha Haalth Centsr 

with Anderson. Some stu- 
dents feel that the walk is 
too far if they are sick or 
need immediate medical 

This move has freed up 13 
additional rooms to be used 
for student housing in the 

The new building was 
actually renovated to be 
much more accommodating 
to the needs of health servic- 
es. This renovation and relo- 
cation has been planned over 
the past one and a half years. 
"We wanted a more pro- 
fessional facility and more 
room for the state-of-the-art 
technology," Garver said, 
ocation on University Drive. There is uow a designated 

place for every need includ- 
One of the reasons for the ing two exam rooms, an 
move was to "make more observation room, supply 
room for the dorms," said rooms, and even a handicap- 
Betty Garver, director of accessible bathroom. 
University Health Center. Parking is tight right now, 

as a new lot is being con- 
structed behind the health 
center. Eventually this will 
allow guests and students to 
park in the front and faculty 
will park in the back. 

Audrienne Andreika, 
assistant director of 
University Health Center, 
said the faculty will be 
changing soon as the current 
nursing practitioner, 

Cynthia Mitchell, will be 
leaving. The decision to quit 
was made by Mitchell 
because she felt the need to 
spend more time with her 
family. Lori Urban, who is 
from Guam, will be the new 


Department seeks to add fifth language 

The modem language depart- 
ment is trying to make American 
Sign Language the fifth language 
course to fulfill the general edu- 
cation and Bachelor of Arts 


It's just as difficult and compli- 
cated as other languages, and 
you're still communicating," said 
Clar>'ce Caviness, an adjunct lan- 
guage professor. 

Many students must take a 
foreign language to fulfill a gen- 
eral education requirement, 
while other students need at 
least two semesters of an inter- 
mediate-level foreign language 
to complete their major. For Awareness. Department profes- 

many years, French, Italian, 
Spanish and German were the 
only four that applied to those 

Carlos Parra, chair of the 
modem language department, 
said ASL is not always perceived 
as equal to other languages. 

"We do not see sign language 
as a handicap. It's another lan- 
guage in itself," Parra said. 

This year, the department 
started two intermediate-level 
semesters of the ASL class in 
addition to the beginner-level 
class. Enrollment in the beginner 
level is the highest it has been in 
four years, and there is also a 
club called the Student 
Organization for Deaf 

sors feel that students are inter- 
ested in ASL classes and would 
appreciate getting credit for 

"I just Avanted to add it to the 
pool of options," Parra said. 

Danvin Ayscue teaches begin- 
ner ASL He is also a ftill-time 
sign language interpreter in 

"With ASL, you have both an 
academic part and a ministry 
part," Ayscue said. "You auto- 
matically have a community out- 
reach opportunity." 

Ayscue added that inter- 
preters for the deaf community 
are a major need often over- 

Melissa Tortal, a sophomore 
non-profit administration and 

development major, is taking 
begiimer ASL. 

"I plan to work \vith the men- 
tally challenged, and there's a 
significant amount who use sign 
language," Tortal said. "Even if I 
didn't go on and take more 
[classes], I know enough that if I 
met someone who used it, I 
could get by." 

The department submitted a 
request to Academic Affairs and 
the General Education 
Committee, but it has not been 
passed. Some are reluctant to 
accept the request because ASL 
has no written text or literahire. 

In the meantime, the depart- 
ment is researching schools 
across the nation that accept ASL 
as a general education credit. 

WSMC welcomes new development director 

Scott Komblum, the new 
development director of 
Public Radio 90.5, WSMC, is 
in his third week at the radio 

"We are very relieved and 
excited to have Scott on board 
wth us here at WSMC," said 
David Brooks, director of 
WSMC. -He has a keen eye on 
research and analysis and 
[brings some great skill with 

Komblum recently moved 
to Coliegcdale from Maryland 
'nth his wife and two chil- 

1 dren. 

He was previously the 

I president and chief adminis- 
oator for 10 years of Building 
J'ocks Christian School. 
Komblum holds a degree in 
™'1> business administra- 
tion/markeUng and 

ics from the University of 

"My ultimate goal here at 
WSMC is to foster better com- 
munity relations in the 
Chattanooga community for 
WSMC and also for Southern 
Adventist University," 

Komblum said. "WSMC is an 
entree for Southern to win 
people to Christ through clas- 
sical music." 

Kornblum will be involved 
in selling commercial spots 
and program sponsorships. 
He will eventually be involved 
in getting donors for WSMC. 
He also wants to develop an 
analytical system for pricing 
and marketing and come up 
with a business plan. 

"I hope that Scott can pro- 
vide opportunities for stu- 
dents to become involved in 
fundraising and have a 
hands-on experience," said 
Volker Henning, dean of the 

Scott Komblum 

School of Journalism and 
Communication. "It is also 
great for internship and 
employment opportunities 
for students." 

Komblum and Brooks are 
very interested in reaching 
beyond Collegedale and into 

the community. They want 
individuals to know what 
WSMC has to offer. 

Kornblum already has 
plans on how to do this: He 
has already located 20 poten- 
tial underwriters and has let 
them know what they can 
experience through WSMC. 

"We are going to make a 
concentrated effort to con- 
nect WSMC and Southern to 
the Chattanooga market," 
said Brooks. 

Kornblum feels very 
blessed to be in an environ- 
ment with the students and 
faculty here at Southern and 
looks beyond his duties as 
development director. 

"I am looking for an oppor- 
tunity to be the eyes, mouth, 
and feet of Jesus," Komblum 
said. "WSMC and Southern 
gives me that." 

Brunch cent. 

continued from Pg. 2 

Rob Raney, director of 
development at Southern, 
said students can receive 
funds from both an endow- 
ment and a scholarship fund. 
The former means that the 
initial gift given is invested 
and the student is awarded 
based on the returns for that 

Raney added that with a 
scholarship that is not 
endowed, a set amount of 
money is given away each 
year with the intention that 
the scholarship wli eventual- 
ly end. Raney said he believes 
in the endowment concept 
because of its continuous aid 
to students. 

"It's very, very important," 
he said. "Many say if it hadn't 
been for that scholarship 
they received, they wouldn't 
have been able to come 

Amanda Tortal, a sopho- 
more elementary education 
major, said the scholarship 
has helped her parents great- 

"Having this scholarship 
means I can lift the financial 
burden off my parents," she 

Jean Murphy, donor of the 
Jean S. Murphy Endowed 
Scholarship Fund, said she 
realized what a privilege and 
joy it is to be a giver. She 
added that her mission is to 
sponsor one music student 
through her music fund for 
ministry in church music. 

Thirteen new endowment 
scholarships have been 
added over the past year. 

Tortal said knowing so 
many people are donating to 
the scholarship program 
inspires her to someday give 
back when she has the oppor- 


Thursday, NovemW iTgnr 

4 The Southern Accent 

Saturday night students 
and Southern alumni gathered 
in the gymnasium to hear the 
vocal stylings of Four Dots 
and a Dash. 

The quintet, which consists 
entirely of educators from 
Knox County, specializes in 
covering doo-wop hits from 
the '50s and '60s. 

The evening's set list played 
much like a "golden oldies" 
station with the group per- 
forming hits by classic vocal 
groups like The Platters, The 
Drifters, The Four Seasons, 
and the Del Vikings. 

Although most of the group 
appear to be in their "autumn 


years," this fact did not stop 
them from grooving and 
cracking jokes on stage. 

Erin Duman, a nursing 
major who attended the pro- 
gram, noticed the youthful- 
ness the performers emitted 
from the stage. 

"They sounded a lot 
younger than they are," 
Duman said. 

While there was a good 
turn-out for the concert, most 
of it consisted of alumni who 
were on campus for the week- 

"There were definitely more 
alumni coming in the doors 
than students," said Elizabeth 
Blackerby, a mass communi- 
cation major who ran the tick- 
et booth before the concert 


For students ^ 
attend, convocation ( 

"I thoroughly enjoyed the 

did performance," Blackerby said. 

twas "The '50s and '60s style of 

music is something I have 

orm- always appreciated." 

replaced Bennett in i», 
and recalls memories of hin, 

"Doug was what I would call 
a consummate Christian gaj^ 
tleman. He was a sensitive am 
kindhearted man, vcn 
thoughtfiil all the way around ■ 1 

Dr. Bennett's served as chai, 
of the Ellen G. White Meraoii/ 
from 1987 to 1993, and mini,. 
tered as pastor and evangelia 
in the Gulf States, Georgia- 
Cumberland and Kentnckj'. 
Tennessee conferenca | 

through numerous meet 
and field evangehsm train.,. 
s for student mission- 

Kayaking Club wanting to expand reach 

Ashley Coble 

The kayaking club is back 
with a vengeance this year. 
With over lOO members in the 
club, they are excited about 
expanding it even more. 

"The kayaking club is an 
opportunity for Southern stu- 
dents to gel involved with the 
sport of kayaking but also to 
have a spiritual experience," 
said Joe Drew, president of 
the kayaking club and a senior 
nursing major. 

The club meets each Friday 
in the pool at lies P.E. center 
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

They have activities such as 
row sessions to improve their 
skills. They also play water 
polo, which also enhances 
their skills. The club is also 
involved in outreach pro- 
grams in the community. 
They work in downtown 
Chattanooga at the UTC pool 
with inner city children in an 
after-school program. They 
teach the kids kayaking skills 
and play games like water 

"It is important for us to 
show these children a fun 
sport that is different from 
what they are used to like bas- 

ketball and football," said 

The club is still welcoming 
new members. Anyone is wel- 
come to join the club. Ninety 
percent of the present mem- 
bers are new to the sport and 
learning the skills. The cost to 
join the club is $10. 

"It is really easy to join the 
club," said Keith Ingram, a 
member and sophomore the- 
ology major. "It is so much fun 
being with the other members 
and teaching the sport to oth- 

Once you become a mem- 
ber, you can rent equipment 

from the club to take your own 
personal kayaking trips. The 
club is planning to take a trip 
the first weekend of 
November to the Hiwassee 
and the Natahala rivers. 

"I have always been inter- 
ested in kayaking, but I have 
always been intimidated," said 
Isaac Sendros, a senior busi- 
ness marketing major. "It is 
nice to know that they are 
willing to teach me the skills 
from scratch." 

If you would like more 
information about joining the 
kayaking club, contact Joe 

Southern's combined choir opens to faculty 

The human body contains 
two pairs of vocal cords. One 
set assists with swallowing 
while the otlier set are vibrat- 
ed by passing air out of the 
lungs and are then amplified 
by the voice box. 

The second set, along with 
the respiratory center's 
breathing patterns, help a 
person sing. And that's what 
Southern's choral ensembles 
are doing by working and 
raising their voices together. 

"The voice is the instru- 
ment of God," said Scott Ball, 
dean of the School of Music. 

Southern Village Fire 

"It is the expression of the Brown-Kibble has made 
entire person." many changes including an 

Last year, Southern had invitation to faculty and staff 
three directors. Now, Bel to participate in the 
Can'o. Die Combined Choirs. 

Meistersmger, and I Ron Clouzet 

Cantor, are directed _ _ dean of the School 

by Gennevieve Tne voice IS of Religion is on 
Brown-Kibble, a the instrument the roster, 
new professor of of God." "Dr. Kibble is the 

music from Pacific first choir director 

^"T '^f nf ■■ ■^'"^ '" ""= »3 years I 

Combmed Choirs, a have been here that 

combination of the three opened it up to faculty" 

ensembles, replaced the Clouzet said. "She conveys the 

Southern Chorale. spirit of the sacred music we 

Students can have the sing." 

same choral experience as Under Bro™-Kibble the 

before, but it is a different ensembles also have a new 

structure," Ball said. mission: "To know and reflect 

our creator through the study 
and performance of great 
choral music." 

Brown-Kibble wrote the 
mission statement. 

"We study and perform so 
God can be glorified," she 
said. "What unites us is this 

Senior Jaclyn Ford, a mem- 
ber of Bel Canto, said Brown- 
Kibble is in pursuit of excel- 

"I'm glad she holds us to a 
standard," Ford said. "If we're 
not leading out in worship 
and pointing the congregation 
to God, then what is the pur- 
pose in doing it?" 

According to Campus Safety a small kitchen fire broke out in SouthPm \/m=.n» i, . . „ 

department responded. One s.uden, experienced minorTn;:ie'Th"e t^altt^ed^^f e'"' ''' "" 

Bennett is survived by li 
wife, two daughters, two step I 
daughters, eight grandchil- f 
dren, four step grandchik 
and one great-grandchild. 

Social cont. 

continued from Pg. 1 

students statewide. Many I 
slots are still avf 
because the program is 

This semester, two social I 
work majors have joined I 
Next semester, they hope 
have four - more than 1 
other school in the state. 

Chris Angelin, ' a junioil 
social work major, is joining | 
the program next semester. 

Angelin said, "I think that I 
if anyone is daring to go inlo I 
this field of child welfare, this | 
is excellent opportunity toge 
their foot in the door andse 
what it's all about." 

Preparing to 
Meet the Firms I 

This course was ^.-.-o- - 
help students be ready for «« I 
job-hunt. I 

This is a one credit couisi 

that begins on Jan- lian'i'*! 

eludes on Feb. 23 ™* ""I 

the Firms. 

Guest presenters cover to 

ics associated ™th job acq«i»l 
tion and career developB*! 
As you interact mth these P ■ 
senters, you'll get "^f'^^t 
these questions and o ■ 

"""•mat kind of qu«j:*| 

•What should I wear? 

•What can I expect 01 
first employee evaluation^ 

•What can I do to ^_ 
myself really valuable | 

This is a course 1 , 
for seniors and junior*' 
anyone can attend. j^ii,<l 

This year's reg | 
begins November 7- 

Thursday, November 3, 2005 

Current Events 

The Southern Accent 5 

Bird flu may delay travel 

Sustained person-to-person 
spread of the bird flu or any 
other super-influenza strain 
anywhere in the world could 
prompt the United States to 
implement travel restrictions 
or other steps to block a brew- 
ing pandemic, say federal 
plans released Wednesday. 

If a super-flu begins spread- 
ing here, states and cities will 
have to ration scarce medica- 
tions and triage panicked 
patients to prevent them from 
overwhelming hospitals and 
spreading infection inside 
emergency rooms, the plan 

It provides long-awaited 
guidance to the front-line local 
officials urging them to figure 

out now how they would pre- 
vent that. 

Pandemics, or worldwide 
outbreaks, strike when the 
easy-to-mutate influenza virus 
shifts to a strain that people 
have never experienced before, 
something that happened 
three times in the last century. 

It's impossible to predict the 
toll of the nex"t pandemic, but a 
bad one could infect up to a 
third of the population and, 
depending on its virulence, kill 
anywhere from 209,000 to 1.9 
million Americans, say the 
Bush administration's new 
Pandemic Influenza Plan. 

The illness will spread 
fastest among school-aged 
children, infecting about 40 
percent of them. 

Texans suspend tax rights 

DENVER (AP) Colorado res- 
idents have voted to suspend 
their Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, 
the strictest government spend- 
ing limit in the nation, and give 
up more than $3 billion in tax 
refunds to help the state bounce 
back from a recession. 

Fiscal conservatives were 
dismayed at the outcome 
Tuesday night and worried 
about its impact on other states 
considering similar spending 

But supporters said 
Colorado couldn't afford to vote 
no, not with higher education, 
health care and fransportation 
already suffering from millions 
of dollars in budget cuts. 

'It means we can join 49 
other states recovering from the 
recession, we can make up 
some of the cuts," said 
Republican Gov. Bill Owens, 
who stunned his own party by 
joining Democrats in crafting 
the ballot r 

Douglas Bruce, an anti-tax 
crusader who wrote the 1992 
Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, said 
Colorado voters caved in to gov- 
ernment pressure. 

Tuesday's vote makes it 
harder now for other states to 
cap spending, he said. 
California, Kansas, Ohio, 
Maine, Nevada, Oklahoma and 
Arizona all are considering new 

"The establishment is going 
to say we had 13 years of experi- 
ence with spending Umits and 
we changed our minds. I'm 
sorry for their sake and I'm 
sorr>' for our sake," Bruce said. 

Next Tuesday, a proposal to 
limit state spending goes to the 
voters in California, and polls 
already are giving it little 
chance of passing. 

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger 
has been urging voters to cap 
Cahfomia's spending and give 
him the power to cut funding 
without legislative approval. 

Alito meets Judiciary Committee 

minee Samuel Alito, left, meets with Senate 
ee member Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., 
;, 2005 on Capitol Hill. 

Students protest in Seattle 

A Homeland Security police officer, right, urBcsnnti-..«. ,,.«- 
testers to move away from the front of the Federal Courthouse, 
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, in Seattle. Several hundred protesters 
joined in what was called a national student walkout on the 
anniversary of the presidential election as a protest to the war 

Row from Japan ends in U.S. 

Emmanuel Coindre, 32, of France, is seen rowing his boat 
ashore for its removal from the water Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at 
the boat baSin in Charleston, Ore. Coindre, who set out alone 
from Japan in a rowboat 129 days ago, arrived offshore of Coos 

Conflict over modified crops 

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - 
Farmers in Sonoma County 
have lined up on both sides of a 
ballot initiative that would bar 
them from growing genetically 
modified crops in this lush 
region of vineyards and 

In one of the county's most 
expensive ballot fights ever, 
supporters and opponents of 
the proposed 10-year ban have 
spent a combined $850,000. 
Sonoma would be only the 
fourth U.S. county, after three 
others in California, to ban 
such crops if Measure M is 
approved Tuesday. 

Organic farmer Shelley 
Arrowsmith said a ban would 
give her peace of mind that the 
tomatoes, basil and apples she 
grows on her modest 2.5-acre 
farm are uncontaminated. She 
relies on "good bugs" attracted 
by the flowers surrounding her 

vegetable garden to keep trou- 
blesome insects under control. 

"The bees have no bound- 
aries," Arrowsmith said. "They 
can go wherever they want," 

But Art Lafranchi, who 
grows 45 acres of genetically 
modified feed corn on his 
Sonoma County dairy farm, 
said he thinks his crops are 
much cleaner than the conven- 
tional corn he had before. He's 
had to use progressively less 
pesticides over the sbc years 
he's grown weed-resistant 

"We're using less chemicals, 
we're using chemicals that 
have far less impact, and it 
costs less and it does a much 
better job," he said. "What they 
(supporters of a ban) want flies 
in the face of what environ- 
mentalists want - having an 
environment that's less toxic to 

Senate's 'gang of 14' 


The 14 centrists who averted a 
Senate breakdown over judi- 
cial nominees last spring are 
shoMng signs of splintering 
on President Bush's latest 
nominee for the Supreme 
Court. That is weakening the 
hand of Democrats opposed to 
conservative judge Samuel 
Alito and enhancing his 
prospects for confirmation. 

Six GIs killed in Iraq 

B AG HDAD^ Iraq (AP) 

A suicide bomber detonated a 
minibus Wednesday in an out- 
door market packed with 
shoppers ahead of a MusUm 
festival, kilUng about 20 peo- 
ple and wounding more than 
60 in a Shiite town south of 
Baghdad. Six U.S. troops were 
killed, two in a heUcopter 
crash west of the capital. Also 
Wednesday, the U.S. com- 
mand confirmed moves to 
step up training on how to 
combat roadside bombs _ 
now the biggest killers of 
American troops in Iraq. 

Thousands honor Parks 


A church packed with 4,000 
mourners celebrated the Hfe of 
Rosa Parks Wednesday in an 
impassioned, song-filled 
funeral, \vith a crowd of nota- 
bles giving thanks for the 
humble woman whose dignity 
and defiance helped transform 
a nation. "The woman we hon- 
ored today held no public 
office, she wasn't a wealthy 
woman, didn't appear in the 
society pages," said Sen. 
Barack Obama, D-Ul. "And yet 
when the history of this coun- 
try is written, it is this small, 
quiet woman whose name will 
be remembered long after the 
names of senators and presi- 
dents have been forgotten." 

Bush forbids torture 


President Bush's directive 
banning tlie torture of terror 
suspects applies to all prison- 
ers - even if held in a secret 
prison reportedly set up by 
the CIA for its most impor- 
tant al-Qaida captives, a sen- 
ior administration official 
said Wednesday. National 
Security Adviser Stephen 
Hadley would not confirm or 
deny the existence of a secret, ^^\ 
Soviet-era compound in ^^ 

Eastern Europe that was 
described in a Washington 
Post account. The story said 
the facility was part of a 
covert prison system set up 
nearly four years ago that at * 

various times has included 
sites in eight countries. 

Scare Fare 

Lahaska, Pennsylvania offers a ';|g''«-''^jy„f "f'^SDlaT Hefd 
Peddlers Village 2005 Scarecrow Competition and Display, iieia 
this year from September 12th to October 30th, contestants com- 
pete o cash prize's in several categories of scarecrow making^Ge 
some inspira^on from this puzzleandmakeajcarecrow^ur 

Robin George 

Head Cartoonist 

































£ T"R f H S Y U N t; S Y p T S^ 



I forget who said those words, but they always 
seem ta drift in Oie bocfc of my mind at the end 
of each day. Like many, I constantly question 
my purpose of life. I know that everyone has 
"gifts" & abllltlos to some degree, and that It'* 
how we choose to use thent in the time that we 
have that matters In the lorn 

Thursday, November 3, 2005 

Robin George 

Head Cartoonist 

i lit 


The Southern Accent 7 


Britni Brannon 
Alex Mattison 
Lifestyles Co-Editors 


Labels on fast food to the rescue 

Yau know something is wrong 
when fast-food restaurants have 
to start printing nutrition facts 
on food wrappers to safeguard 
themselves against lawsuits filed 
by regular consumers who want 
to blame the quick-food joint for 
their obesity. Last week's news 
announced McDonald's new 
wrapper layout, which will soon 
take away any need to ever won- 
der, "Just how much fat is in this 
burger and these fries?" 

If anyone thinks slapping fat 
gram amounts and caloric quan- 
tities on food wrappers is going 
to change anything about the 
body mass index of our country, 
I beg them to reconsider. Just 
because a label gives further evi- 
dence that our nation's heart is 

soon going to need triple-bypass 
surgery doesn't mean people's 
diets are going to change. Has 
the general populous heard of 
self-control? Or how about free- 
dom of choice? None of 

us are robots, subject 
being told where a 
what to eat— it's our o 

pus one. I bring this up mostly 
due to a quest for something 
green this past Sunday. Since 
the cafeteria was closed for 
lunch, I found myself strolling 1 





right to make that deci- 
sion. We love to promote 

and protect our free- 

doms of speech, press, 
etc., but what about our freedom 
of choice? This brings me to a 
crossroads, however, because in 
order for a choice to be made, 
there have to be options to 
choose from. 

Options-something seem- 
ingly more prevalent in the off- lunch 
campus worid than the on-cam- greens 

Market in hopes 
of making a salad 
to cart back to my 
room- How disap- 
being told Oiere ^^.^^^^ j 

ttaie of us are 
rcbots, atrject to 

and vAiat to eat read the small 

sign on the deli 

counter telling 
me that salad and soup bars 
were not available on Sundays. 
What was I to do? K.R.'s doesn't 
serve salads and Campus 
Kitchen only has those pre-made 
ones, which I don't much care 
for. Thus, I was left eating a 
my desired crispy 

The point is this: If we want 
to live healthy lifestyles, we have 
to make good choices. But in 
order to make good choices, we 
have to have good, available 
options. I've often thought it 
would be a welcome change for 
K.R.'s to even offer vegan ver- 
sions of their regular menu 
items. (Yes, you can make vegan 
cheese quesadillas-and they 
taste good, too.) Or what if 
Campus Kitchen had a salad bar 
of some sort? Any and all of 
these would certainly allow 
opportunity for students to 
make better choices. 

Last Sunday, all I wanted was 
a salad even though the cafeteria 
was closed, without having to 
drive off campus, and I just don't 
understand why that was too 
much to ask. 


; Death of Opheiia 
1 plaoe cf atptiness 

ny mind shadoMBd in grief 
CTiB a lii^ shcne through 

ny hope, my saLvatioi 
now faded, ny self gene too 

i stare into tiie tnrk 
into the timgEcn of ny mind 
all ny thoughts suspended 
strange how date's now kind 

i hold ELchGTs in ny )Bnd 
yet icbnot fs^ than thei:c 
ny thoights ever vrandering 
ny absentness they bear 

for ny stipar has ta)<m hold 

stiU ny qcs dD not lock 

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v*y reply to life's dsrend? 

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shadows all are one 

ny mind, ny soul, ny sight 

-Jenna Autumn Everest 

Name: Abner Emillo Sanchez 
Class Standing: Sophomore 
Major: Elementary Education 
Born: Brooklyn, N.Y. 
(Septembers, 1981) 
Home: Miami. Fl. 

Status: Single 
Hobbles: Spending time with friends, photography, 
sports, driving, watching movies, listening to music 
(all types), participating in school activities, trying 
to figure out women! 

About Myself: For those of you who don't know me, 
1 consider myself a people person. 1 love to make 
friends and meet new people, i try to have a positive 
outlook on life. My goal is to make as much of a 
positive Impact on people's lives as much as possi- 
ble. I am currently serving as the President of the 
Latin American Club. 

Ideal Woman: Simplicity Is beauty! I want a woman 
who knows what she wants. My Ideal woman must 
e all other things, have a sense of 

d be family oriented. 





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pina coladas wltti a litlie bit of mango fiavoring 
I doni enjoy getting caught in the rain, because that 
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What food item do you 
wish was more readily 
available on campus? 

"Taco Bell.' 

Desmond Suarez II 

"I'm probably 
biased but I 
wish there 
was more 
Asian food." 

■Td like to 
see less _ 

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The Southern Accent 9 

Melissa Maracle 
Religion Editor 


Collegedale Community breaks ground 


Members of the Collegedale Community 
Seventh-day Adventist Church gathered 
recently to celebrate the groundbreaking of 
their new church. 

"We've been waiting for four years," said 
Corrine Dann, a member at Collegedale 
Community. "It's very, very exciting." 

The congregation, about 775 members, 
has met in the Eastwood Church on 
Ooltewah- Ringgold Road since September 
2001. The new church will be much larger, 
•seating over 1,000. The 23-acre construc- 
tion site on the outskirts of Collegedale was 
donated by the McKees. Plans began sever- 
al years ago and the church has raised near- 
ly half of their projected goal of $7.2 mil- 
hon. The actual costs have not been final- 
More than 150 people met Sunday 
evening for the ceremony. 

Jack McKee shared the story of his par- 
ents' dream to one day have a church on the 
hill, and conference president Ed Wright 
gave several remarks. 

"BuOding a church is part of something 
bigger," Wright said. "Building a church is 
part of something beyond all of us. It's 
about building the kingdom of God." 

Collegedale Mayor John Turner also 
congratulated the church on their upcom- 
ing addition to the deeply religious commu- 

The program concluded with key mem- 
bers and pastoral staff breaking the ground 
with golden shovels. 

Herb Poulson, the church's building 
committee chairman, said the goals of the 
groundbreaking were to "motivate and 
encourage [the members] that this is going 
to happen." 

Poulson said church leaders hope the 
new church building will encourage more 
outreach activity by becoming a "base of 
operations" to reach the community. 

building will seat ovor 1,00 

"The church was started witli the basis of 
getting people involved in ministry - in 
making people disciples. We look at the 
facility as a means to get our members 
involved in outreach ministries," said 

Jerry Arnold, senior pastor of 
Collegedale Community, agrees. 

"We would like for it to be a unified min- 
istry, more so than no; where every mem- 
ber is a minister," Arnold said. "We want to 
be a part of the community." 

Adventists should be more like the Mokens 

A remote tribe of people 
living on islands off the coast 
(Jf Thailand and Burma don't 
have television. They don't 
have access to cell phones, 
Internet, or weather fore- 
casters. Yet when the tsuna- 
■ni of December 2004 hit, 
everyone in the tribe was 
saved because they knew it 
was coming. 

As 60 Minutes correspon- 
dent Bob Simon reported in 
March, the people of this 
tribe live as nomads on the 
sea. They are called the 
Moken, and they spend so 
"inch time in the water that 
'hey notice every change. 

Simon told the story of 
that day. The tide receded 
"ito the horizon, and the ani- 
"lals suddenly became quiet 
and rushed to higher ground. 
"ne old man ran around 




safetj.. At first they didn't 
°=heve him, but when the 
wbe saw the waves receding, 
""^y scrambled for higher 
Sround too. While their pos- 
sessions were destroyed, all 

of the people were saved. 

The Moken have a camp- 
fire legend of a wave that 
eats people, sent by angry 
ancestors to cleanse the 
earth. According to the leg- 
end, the sign of this wave is 
that the sea recedes before it 

Like the Moken, we 

Adventists also 

liave our "legends" 

of the end. 

Like the Moken, we 
Adventists also have our 
"legends" of the end. One of 
our main missions has 
always been to warn of the 
end times. IVe preach about 
the prophecies of Daniel and 
Revelation so much that 
most of us have known them 
since we were kids. Every 
time another disaster hap- 
pens, a new technology is 
invented, or someone is 
elected into power, we refer 
back to the Bible and point 

out more signs of the end. 

That's exactly what Jesus 
told us to do - to keep our 
eyes open so that when the 
end comes we won't be sur- 
prised. We'll be ready. 

But the most amazing 
thing about the Moken tribe 
and their story is not that 
they were saved by watching 
the signs, but that they ■•'"■■» 
never worried about it. 

These people of the sea 
live for every moment, never 
thinking about what is to 
come. Time as we know it 
doesn't exist for them. In 
fact, they don't even have a 
word for "when." There is no 
word for "want," or for 
"hello" or "goodbye." They 
simply take and give, and 
show up and leave, but no 
one is ever troubled by any- 

'h'"S- , , ., 

The Moken also don t 
have a word for "worry." 
After the tsunami, the 
Moken rebuilt their boats 
and sailed off again, not wor- 
ried about anything. 

When it comes to the end 
times, we should be watch- 
ing the signs and prepanng. 

But in the Bible, it tells us 
not to worry many more 
times than it tells us to pre- 
pare for the end. Jesus 
promises us that he will pro- 
vide for all our needs, so we 
do not have to fear the end. 
We simply have to be like the 
Moken and live knowing that 
tomorrow will bring whatev- 
er it will. 

Do you think we 

need to be afraid 

of the end times 

and why? 

"I don't think we 
should be afraid 
because the ultimate 
outcome will far out- 
weigh the trials, and 
God promises he's going 
to be there." 

-Grace Lee 


MEANS Jesus is just 

that's A GOOD THING." 

-Mike Miles 

"I THINK that WE 



HANDS. Sometimes 1 
don't think I'm ready 
enough, but i think 
God WILL help me get to 
that point." 

-Jackie Torres 


give us anything we 
can't handle." 

-Amanda Parker 


Chattanooga First 


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Thursday, November^^^ I 


Lynn Taylor 
Opinion Editor 



Rudeness and stupidity plague society 


You know what r 
grinds my gears? 

Absolute rudeness. I'n 
talking about common i 

tesy. Rudeness, people, rude- 
ness. The kind of rudeness 
that happens when someone 
feels the need to yell at some- 
one for parking in front of 
Thatcher Hall, waiting for a 
friend to come down to go out 
to the mall or Target or what- 
ever. You have room to go 
around. At least the driver 
was in the car. You could have 
been parked and trying to 
leave and have the car parked 
behind you with no driver and 
no way to leave. That will 
really grate on your nerves. 
However, there was no call to 
scream at someone when you 
could go around. 

Another form of rudeness is 
acting like you have no idea 
who someone is when they've 
known you for over five years. 

Coming to Southern does not 
mean that you have instant, 
and selective, amnesia. 

Also, I'm not looking to be 
your bestest friendest forever- 
est. I just want a wave or a 
"Hi" if we happen to get that 
close on the promenade. 
You're not the biggest fish in 
the pond anymore. You're a 
snob. Not a good thing. 

Ah, stupidity. You come to 
class so often, I wonder how 
many credit hours you're tak- 
ing. You seem to have a varied 
seating arrangement, you sit 
all around me, sometimes in 
front, sometimes in back, but 
always near me. You never 
pay attention, and you never 
skip class, even on Friday. 

Stupidity, you should pay 
attention more. Chances are. 

other people have your ques- 
tion and have asked it, and the 
professor is in the middle of 
answering it, and to blurt it 
out as (s)he is explaining it, 
just makes you look even more 
dumb than usual. Also, if you 
could talk just a teensy bit qui- 
eter. You have an indoor 
voice, I know it. 'We don't all 
need to know about the super- 
de-duper cute skirt you 
bought the other day but don't 
have any shoes to wear with it 

Enough, stupidity. Also, 
you get three times to speak in 
class. Three questions. Three 
comments. Whatever. After 
that, three strikes and you're 

It's probably a good thing 
I'm not going into teaching. 

Hypocrisy of Halloween 

Mahaoino Eomm There are absolutes all 

Christians have to follow: don't 
On my way to dorm worship kill people, don't disrespect 
Monday night, I passed a bowl God's name, etc. While the 
of candy outside a door with a Bible speaks strongly against 
sign reading "Happy spirituahsm and anything that 

Halloween" over it. Inside the gives the devil access to our 
empty bowl lay a little note. My hearts, the Halloween we cele- 
eternal nosiness made me stop brate today is largely divorced 
and read it. "I thought from the pagan holiday it once 
Adventists don't believe in was. Because ofthat divorce my 
Halloween," it said. The writer friends innocently went trick- 
politely signed herself as or-treating, believing it was all 
"Curious". about costumes and candy. 

I grew up in a traditional Their parents took them trick- 
Adventist home, and for me or-treating because they felt 
Halloween was the day I stayed Halloween was an American 
inside with my nose pressed to holiday tradition, not because 
the window, wondering if any they were sacrificing goats in 
kids would come to our house, the backyard. 
They didn't because word got 
around that my parents handed 
out apples and pretzels (tradi- 
tional home, traditional health 
message). My parents told me 
that Halloween was a day origi- 
nally dedicated to worshipping Christian stance on purity? I 
the devil, so we wouldn't cele- don't know for sure, but I doubt 
brate it. people are leaving little notes 

1 did realize at a young age on fogged-up car windows in 
that not all Adventists beheve the Summerour parking lot. It's 
the way my parents do. Lots of pretty easy to criticize some- 
my little Sabbath School bud- thing that doesn't apply to our 
dies went trick-or-treating. Ill lifestyle or cause us to examine 
admit I probably told them our levels of godliness. But I 
they were worshipping the really won't take the anti- 
devil by celebrating his day, but Halloween thing seriously 
I was sbc years old at the time, while we mentally justify other 
Not to knock the simplicity of a un-Adventist practices like pre- 
child's faith (Jesus applauded marital sexual activities, drink- 
it), but there are certain things ing, drugs, cheating, lying, gos- 
I know now that 1 didn't know siping and hating our fellow 
then. Like how it isn't possible human beings. We can come 
"or a global church of over 14 back to Halloween when we get 
Tiilhon people to have a com- the other stuff figured out. 
iletely unified 

Moral relativism: irrelevant 

RazvaN Catarama more we shine His character 

GuECT CouwMisT — ___ _ ^Q Qtjjgj.g and tijgn change 

others, it's only by putting our 

First and foremost I have to relationship with God above 

apologize for joining the all else that lets things natu- 

To disagree with 
over a matter of personal opin- 
ion is pointless. There are no 
absolutes to base such argu- 
ments on. But if you really want 
to talk absolutes, how about the 

ranks of all those othi 
response-articles that cause a 
stir of student comments. 
That's really not my intent; 
rather it's to share that elimi- 
nating moral relativism from without 
our Christian 
lives should not 
be the highest 

ally fall into place according 
to His will. 

Moral relativisms may 
need to be considered when in 
personal time, but not 
; sure that our 
focus is on 
lovingly help- 
ing those 

time We need to shift our need. In fact, 

tie one 



draws to an end. priorities to reflect 

,.Tj;f. *.° our relationship to ^^« 

shitt our pnon- ^ mora. .„.. 

ties to reflect on God and not our pri- guard in the 
our relationship orities in relation to church that 
to God and not ,,- ends up 

our priorities in '"^ °" °°" "- blocking the 

relation to life ^ path to heav- 

on earth. It's by en by strongly 

putting first things first and focusing on the law. We were 
letting everything else come never charged with the duty to 

second. That means that 
don't need to think of any- 
thing else before our relation- 
ship with our Father in heav- 

defend God, truthfully, saying 
that is in no way bibhcal. We 
were, although, commanded 
to do two things above all: 
love God with all our heart 
mphasized and then to love our neigh- 

The aposth . ._,^ __^ 

the intensity and importance bors likewis"e 

°^i!l"''., '"".', """"™'5 <"• Forget focusing on moral 

earth by detadmg the prayer relativism. What's crucial is 

of Gethsemane^ It was there that we as children of God 

tnat we saw that the closer spend our time on things that 

Jesus drew to His death, the are true and worthy of ou 

more important His personal time, and as we individually 

mne with His Father became, feel time coming to aTose "e 

1 h.° "'"" VuK'"' '"^ °"'y remember to go to Hta 

fronv is'tw S"' '"^'""'"' '" ^'^^"8th direction an" 

p™?el'„'';or-„;^ SSS^S!!!!!^"- 

I'ves in light of God, the less " ^ '" 

important things hke moral "^^^tl is a senior public 

relativism become and the relations major 

Alito gives 
advantage to 

Many Navy SEALs get out 
of the Navy early because 
they never see actual com- 
bat. Repeatedly they learn of 
conflicts, get deployed to the 
region and just when they 
are at peak readiness, they 
are sent home. All of their 
training and potential is 
never actualized. 

Conservatives in this 
country have felt that same 
frustration each time 
President Bush names a 
nominee to the Supreme 
Court. But this time is dif- 
ferent. With Judge Alito we 
get a guy we can defend with 
our wrell-honed political 
influence. Gone are the days 
of middle-of-the-road nomi- 
nees and unknowns. This is 
what my fellow conserva- 
fives and I have been wait- 
ing for. We would much 
rather fight for a guy we like 
than sit on the sidelines 
because we aren't needed. 

Liberals don't like Alito; 
this in itself should be 
enough to convince people 
that he would be a great 
judge. For decades liberals 
have been abusing the 
courts to circumvent the 
public by passing nonsense 
laws that put minority rights 
above majority rule. 
Liberals know that their val- 
ues disgust millions of peo- 
ple, so they hijack the 
Democratic process. They 
move the issue to a libeis^ | 
county filled with amoral , 
judges and move the debatt 
through the courts, bethng 
on a bunch of out-of-tout« 
Supreme Judges to sere* 
the majority of the counti) 

So when you come acriw 
liberal news bashing AW ■ 
remember that libels"" 
not care about values - ">> 
care about power. Once 16' 
Supreme Court is o"' , 
their control, liberals I 
have lost their last we P^ 
in their fight against ratio 
al America. 

Ryanis a senior adver- 
tising major ^___^ 

articlfis are nc* * 

^;;j:;;;:^d^ [November 3, 2005 

The Southern Accent 11 

Ethan Nkana 
Sports Editor 


Sports ''''^ 

For the love of the intramural games 

REESE Godwin 


How do you explain dozens 
of students standing outside 
in freezing cold weather on a 
weeknight when many of 
them have homework, tests, 
quizzes and projects that are 
due the next morning? What 
causes Southern's students to 
give up a perfectly good 
Saturday night, miss out on 
some much-needed sleep, and 
hang out until 5-30 a.m. 
behind a post office, waiting 
for the fog to clear? What 
brings Southern alumni out of 
the shadows and to the VM 
field on a Tuesday night? 

You guessed it: 


There has been a positive 
response to this year's intra- 
mural program. Parents 
coming out to support their 
children in softball games. 
Girlfriends (and boyfriends) 
are bundling up to cheer for 
their better halves on the 
foucbail field. And in the gym- 
nasium from 5:00 p.m. to 
6:45 p.m., guys are actually 
preparing for the upcoming 

prospective pi; 
recreational hours. Teams 

said, "Every time I drive by 
and see the lights [on the VM 
field], I roll through— mainly 
for the trash-talking." 

"I love seeing the spirit and 
heart between the teammates 
and the competitive drive 
they show," freshman Paula 
Clarke said. "But it's also 
good that at the end of the 
game they can still be 

Sophomore, Jeff Sagala has 
a more simplistic opinion of 
intramurals, "I love intramu- 
rals. It gets me involved in 

By the numbers, it would 
seem that softball had much 
more participation on the 
field— and in the stands— than 
flag football does now. But if 
you take into account the low- 
ering temperatures, flag foot- 
ball really reveals who is 
motivated and dedicated to 
enjoy Southern's intramural 
program. Football intramu- 
rals is the buzz right now, but 
when players step off the turf 
onto the . hardwood, don't 
expect that buzz to fade. 

...Md \dan 
thumb ". ^'' '"^^ ^''""^ ^^^^ 

Ihumh A^ "^i spring Aoams n i^ uu.... .w^^""-" •- ^ duj^ 

„„„a,.„ years old With a broken 


Power rankings 

Ethan Nkana ' 
Bannor Downs 

Sports REPpRrefiS j_ _ 

1. Bucs (6-2): The reigning 
champs climb then- way back to 
the top of' the charts. They 
could be looking at a repeat. 

2. F.alcons, (6-2); Tlie aver- 
age age of the players on this 
squad has got to be about 24. 
Experience could be a factor in 
their success, but they may 
need a second wind to go deep, 
in the playoffs. 

3. Colts, (5-3): An unhealthy 
QB could mean trouble for this 
^quad in, the playoffs. If they 
can play \vith poise in liigh- 
pressure situations, they will 
have better than a good chance 
at winning. , 

4. That's It (4-3): That's it 
indeed. The defense gives up 
too many yards and far too 
many big plays. A champi- 
onship for this team is unlikely. 

5. Old School (2-5): This 
team could be the sleeper in the 
playoffs. They could gain 
momentum with a big upset m 
the first round of the playoffs 
and roll straight through to The 
Dance, Keep an eye on them. 

6. "The Replacements (7-0): 
Undefeated. This team could 
give an upper division con- 
tender a run for their money. 
We've seen "perfect" teams dis- 
mantled in the playoffs in 4e 
past, and the target on their 
backs won't make it any easier, 

7. Team Chillin (5-2): 
Offense has now become the 
shining point of this team's 
game. Huge win over rival 
Team Fresh gaye them the 
advantage in this week's rank- 

'"8S- „ . 

8. Team Fresh (4-4): This 
team's athleticism could be the 
X-factor in their future success, 
and as predicted in week one, 
their running game is serious. 

9. Big RAC: Although 
they're a fun team to watch, 
they'll spend most of the play- 
offs as spectators. 

10. Ferocious Penguins: 
They receive a spot for honor- 
able mention. They may be 
proud of sitting on top of their 
division, but they're sitting at 
the bottom of the power rank- 
ings, the true measure of a 
team's muscle. 


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Food theft 

sisEs^siiss^^ raises costs 
and concerns 

find out 
who's behi 
bars now. 
P. 7 


See what's hap- 
pening in girls 
football. P. 11 


CoUegedale, Tenn. 

High 70 
Law 49 

HIgK 68 
Low 53 

The cafeteria loses more 
than $500 every semester due 
to food theft, said Earl Evans, 
food service director. 

"We have really great kids 
here at Southern, but there 
are always going to be a few 
who steal," Evans said. 

Stealing food at Southern 
is not a new thing, but it still 
costs students. The only way 
to salvage money from steal- 
ing is raising food prices. 

"I don't lilte the fact that 
because of someone else's 
decisions, it costs me more 
money," said Scott Sanders, a 
sophomore marketing major. 

The most popular stolen 
items are the pre-packaged 
foods like cliips, cereal 
and candy bars, as well as 
pre-made desserts and silver- 

A single piece of silverware 
costs $2 or more. Since 
August, food service has spent 
over $3,000 on silverware 
alone, cafeteria officials said. 

"I have had to buy 125 
dozen pieces of silverware 
since August," Evans said. 
"And I'm sure I ivill have to 
buy more before the end of 
the semester." 

To prevent theft in the cafe, 
servers and cashiers are on 
the lookout for people steal- 
ing. Food service also sends 
people into the serving area at 
random times to roam around 
and watch for people stealmg. 

In K.R.'s Place, Plexiglas 
was installed in front of the 
candy racks to prevent theft. 
This year, workers are requir- 
ing food order receipts before 
serving, food service officials 

The Campus Kitchen, how- 
ever, has little trouble with 
theft because food is made-to- 
order and is prepaid. But they 
still keep a watchful eye. 

When students are caught 
stealing, cafe staff confront 
them about it and ask them to 
pay for the food. If they are 
caught a second time, they are 
fined $100. The fine is not put 
nn th e student's school 

See Theft Pg.4 


Volume 61, Issue 10 

AUison Trop Oeft) and Michelle Moore (riglitl enjoy SA Spiril Week. Moore shows school spiril and rcpre- 

s the Wakeboarding Cluh by 

Students show spirit 

A grass skirt and coconut-shell 
bra aren't usual attire for Amner 
Fernandez, a freshman history 
major at Southern. 

He donned the eye-catching 
outfit Tuesday to show his school 
spirit during the annual Student 
Association Spirit Week, which 
concludes Friday. 

"It's a fun event for students to 
get involved in and show how 
much school spirit they have," 
said Jaime Pombo, a senior the- 
ology major. 

Despite enthusiastic participa- 

tion by some students, involve- 
ment has been low so far this 
week, said several students who 
said the event was not well publi- 

Freshman psychology major 
Krystal Duthil said she didn't 
know about spirit week until 
Tuesday when she noticed people 
wearing shorts and Hawaiian 

SA officers agreed students 
could have been better informed. 
The activities of DEEP Sabbath 
was a major focus of Student 
Association efforts and probably 
contributed to less pubUcity for 

spirit seek, according to Just 
Moore, SA executive vice-presi- 
dent. Students did receive an e- 
mail notice and several posters 
were placed around campus. 

Each day of spirit week has a 
theme. SA officers judge photos 
of participants taken daily during 
lunch in tlie cafeteria. Five stu- 
dents are chosen and given a 
score ofone to five. 

The student with the highest 
cumulative score will win an 
iPod Nano . 

While many students said 
they appreciated spirit week. 

See Spirit Pg. 2 

Mission expo encourages service 


More than 50 returned stu- 
dent missionaries were joined 
by hundreds of curious stu- 
dents for the student missions' 
expo in the student center on 
Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

For the event, the student 
center was transformed into a 
continental smorgasbord. 
Returned student missionaries 
set up colorful displays from 30 
countries where they have 
served and where others can 
seive in the future. 

The expo's purpose IS main- 
ly to get an awareness out and missionaries the idea of going to t.. _ 
,0 recruit for next year," s^d etumed sWden, ^^.^ ^hident missionary after finish- 
Sonva Reaves, president of the to share ™u ^^^ associate s degree. 
LZent missions chih and a expenenc..^^^^ ^ ^^_^^^_^^^^ 

Lto^-It is™* a tfrnffo" nursing major, is excited about 

4 -4^' 

booth during the Mission Expo on 

See Expo Pg.4 

Thursday, Nov^^ jj^^;:;;?: 


2 The So uthern Accent 

Spirit cont. 

continued from Pr. 1 

some students were disap- 
pointed about a disregard for 
school rules. 

"I'm disgusted with the 
lack of adherence to the 
school's dress code during 
spirit week," said Andrew 
Peyton, a senior computer 
systems administration and 
religious studies major. 
Several students agreed with 

The dress code is waived, 
to a certain extent, during 
spirit week to allow students 
to wear some clothes normal- 
ly unacceptable for class, said 
SA President Seth Gillham. 

'Teachers took it well, even 
though I looked like a girl," 
Fernandez said. "One teacher 
even said I looked nice." 

Today's theme is Southern 
apparel, and tomorrow's 
theme is pajama wear. 

DEEPSabbathceiebrates diversitj 

Club and student Association, 
The day's acronym, utcr, 
stands for Diversity 
Educational Exchange 

Program, and through the 
"One Love" theme, students 
focused on their similarities. 

* ^ -^ 

Katherine Brownlow 

"One Love" was the theme 
of DEEP Sabbath this week- 
end Approximately 330 
Oakwood College students 
visited Southern's campus for ""-7" -;:„„ ^ 
the day to experience wha n°l, *-^f * ^'^day from 

competition in the evening. Pierre Monice, p.c n^^ 

"This was a chance for us BCU. . 

ima ..o^ AHam Brown, assistaut 

all to come together and wor- , '^f" ';" 'wn also The afternoon concert .,„o 

ship," said Justin Moore, ^^apla.n at Southern^^ a big hit for many, featuring groups tor 

Student Association vice pres- addressed diversity in nisser " " 6 , __, _^._„^ ^,, ^„,^ mpet-and-or 

lies P.E. Center 

perform during the Saturday a 


ident. Other Southern organ' 
izations contributed to mak 
ing the day a success, includ- 
ing the Black Christian Union, 
Latin American Club, Asian 

Addressed diversity in his ser- a big hit tor many, leamring groups lor an interactiJ 
mon He asked students not to musical selections by both meet-and-greet activity, ,| 
ZZ'ZLity as solely a dif- Southern and Oakwood stu- tinuing the intef 

musical at.vv...... "J ...... "..u 6'... u.i.viLi^, tg(. 

itv as solely a dif- Southern and Oakwood stu- tinuing the integrative tliei,| 

ferenre in skin color, but to dents, including a sign Ian- of the day. The concert W"" 

.. --:- guage group. During the mid- approximately two hours. 

ii.g i,.c uoj » r ' ,; • r,„ »i,=t "wp are all one in guage group, uuring inc iuiu- ai^jjiujv.ii.oic.j .™u .luujs. 

'SifArrairrn Chrt."*" ^1^ of^the concert, the audi- ...^EEPpJ 

Golf tournament honors former conference presidenl 

.Tr'j'iiP Rrrykr „ . _r "Ti,^ Uin i-iiiniT ic that hp The lone-runnins Eolf toura 

mOAY MOVEIflBfR 18 -ViMFTfl 

OmCC DHitJtrtlfiK0NKP;T5.KW. 

One hundred participants 
in the golf tournament on Oct. 
28 helped raise between 
$5,000 and $6,000 for a 
scholarship in memory of 
Dave Cress. 

Elder Dave Cress, who died 
in a plane crash last year, 
served as president of the 
Conference from 2002 until 
December 2004. 

The Dave Cress Memorial 
Golf Tournament was 
renamed to honor the late 
conference president, who 
was involved in the golf tour- 

nament for a number of years, 
"He was an avid golfer and 
believed in the potential of 
youth and demonstrated this 
through his active participa- 
tion in Adventist education," 
said Christopher Carey, vice- 
president for advancement at 
Southern. "[Southern 

Adventist] University felt it 
would be appropriate to name 
the golf tournament after him, 
with the proceeds going to the 
[scholarship fund]." 

The money raised from the 
golf tournament is the first 
fundraiser for the endowed 
scholarship, according to the 
golf tournament's Web site. 

'The big thing is that he 
was a big supporter of 
Adventist education and was 
close friends with a number of 
people on this campus who 
wanted to honor his legacy 
and what he stood for," said 
Doug Frood, director of budg- 
et and investments for 
accounting services at 
Southern and chair of the 
planning committee for the 
golf tournament. 

The golf tournament was 
previously named the Alumni 
Classic Golf Tournament. The 
tournament has traditionally 
been played on the Friday of 
Alumni Weekend at Southern. 

The long-running golf toura 
ment has been going i 
more than 20 years. 

"It is a networking ed 
and [a time when] peo ' 
catching-up," Frood sa 
The number of 1 
pants decreased from prsj 
ous years, going from i44t| 
100. The price went upfli 
year from $65 to $90. '^' 
may have caused the decra 
in the number of participant 
Frood said. . 

To look at the names ofll] 
winners and some oH 
scores of the golf tournanij 
visit the golf tournameSl 
Web site, www. golf 


Student Wellness Week encourages balaM 

The Southern Accent 

The .undent voice since 1926 

Omar Bourne 

Megan Brauner Roihn George Christie Aguirre 

Chelsea Ingush Michael Crabtree Som'A Rea\'es 

MATr Barclay Miner Fern,\ndez V,\lerie Walker 

Alex Mattison James Williams De\in Page 

Bill Dudgeon 

Brttni Brannon 

Jason Neueeld 

Elisa Fisher 

Lynn Taylor 

Sara Bandel 

Nikara Robinson 

Meussa Maracle 


Jessica Land ess 

Ethan Nkana 

K. Brownlow 

Laure Chamberlain 

Student Wellness Week, 
which is organized by Campus 
Ministries, began on Mondav, 
and will end Saturday night. The 
purpose for Wellness Week is to 
balance spiritual, emotional and 
physical health. 

"1 made an acronym for this 
week: STUDENT. S for sleep, 7- 
9 hours each day; T for trust in 
the Lord; U for unite with your 
loved ones; D for do service; E 
for exercise your body; N for 
nourish your body; and T for 
treat yourself," said Anali 
Valenzuela, student wellness 

On Tuesday, a massage thera- 
pist was in the student center 
giving free massages. Many stu- 
dents took advantage of the 

"It was great. I was tired and 
out of it. The massage changed 
my whole mood; it was very 
relaxing," said Bryan Seymour, a 
freshman general studies major. 

Christina Shaffer gives a massage ( 

On Wednesday, nursing stu- 
dents in the cafe took blood pres- 
sure from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 
p.m.., and students from the per- 
sonal training class gave stu- 
dents tips on how to live health- 

Today's convocation speaker 
is Dr. Zeno Charles -Marcel, 
director of the Allied Health 
Professionals and Lifestyle 
Center at Montemorelos 
University in Mexico. He will 

"give another talk for^j^- 
faculty about wellness 1 
workplace at 7 pi"- ,, 

Whole-wheat P^^^^M 
available for lunch, an^u I 
be served on the prom^JI 

Student weUnesi- 1 
wrap up with ertremea^ 
on Saturday nightm^^^a 
prize of $300.vmbe^5l 
arst-place team- J^" i^l 
will be given to the se^ 
third-placed teams, re r- 


November lo, 2005 


Symphony orchestra taking exam 

Southern's Symphony Orchestra will perform Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. 
and will display the 5,000-pipe organ in the Collegedale Church 

The Southern Accent 3 



The Southern Symphony 
Orchestra is scheduled to take a 
public exam. 

"It's our job as conductors to 
take tlie raw talent and shape it 
into what comes out in perform- 
ance." said Laurie Redmer 
Minner, conductor of the 
orciiestra. "And then we take our 
exam in public." 

Nov. 13, the 66-member 
orchestra will play pieces by 
Mendelssohn and Beethoven for 
the annual fall concert. A selec- 
tion by Fetis, a Belgian compos- 
er, will showcase the 5,000 pipes 
of the organ in the Collegedale 
Church and will be played by 
Judy Glass with accompaniment 
by the orchestra. 

Students can attend the 7:30 
p.m. concert for convocation 
credit, but are encouraged to 
come for the unique perform- 

ance, said Glass, a professor in 
the School of Music. The piece 
by Fetis featuring the organ is 
out of print and rarely heard in 

"It's interesting to hear the 
combination of the orchestra 

and organ and how they interre- 
late to each other," she said. 

As a conductor, Minner said 
working with the Southern 
orchestra is almost miraculous - 
like watching a transformation. 

"I try to choose something 

new and exciting," she said. 

Students in the symphony 
orchestra have responded posi- 
tively to the selections. 

Senior Tyler Shelton plays the 
French horn and said he 
admires Minner's adventurous 
ambition for picking challenging 

Shelton said Beethoven's 
Symphony No. 6, which con- 
tains five movements, is not an 
easy piece. 

"However, this type of piece is 
the meat and potatoes for a good 
horn player," he said, "and one 
of the symphonies that you can 
just enjoy for its great sound." 

The audience will hear the 
movements, which were written 
by a deaf Beethoven. Karissa 
Kravig, a freshman timpani 
player, said she is amazed at the 
genius God put into his cre- 

Kravig said, "It's incredible 
the varied talents that we have." 

DEEP cent. 

continued from Pg. 2 

After sundown, students 
joined together for a good- 
natured basketball competi- 
tion, competing for cash 
prizes. Team Chillin', a 
Southern team, was the win- 
ner of the tournament and 
each player took home $10. 

Teams were asked to have 
an even number of Oakwood 
and Southern students par- 
ticipate in the games. 
Unequal participation from 
the two schools, however, 
made this goal not always a 

Shalondra McKinney, a 
senior psychology major at 
Oakwood, had never been to 
Southern before, but after 
DEEP Sabbath she shared 
her thoughts on the event. 

"It V 

nd it V 

s dif- 

ferent," she said. "There ^ 
close fellowship, and it \ 

Library updates card catalog 

Kelli Gauthier 

There's a party at the 
McKee Library, and every- 
one's invited! The library will 
host an open house Nov. 16 
from u a.m. to 3 p.m. to cele- 
brate the purchase of a new 
integrated library system. 

"We're excited, so we're 
throwing a party," said 
Genevieve Cottrell, director of 
libraries. "We're giving birth 
to our new baby." 

Refreshments will be 
served at the open house, and 
library staff will distribute 
information sheets to help 
students navigate the new 

' The library purchased the 
integrated library system, 
called ALEPH, for more than 
$200,000 this August in an 
effort to make the library 
more efficient. The system 
was purchased from Ex Libris, 
a company whose clients 
include Harvard University 
and Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology. 

In addition to the new 
online catalog, the system 
includes several programs to 
help library staff manage the 
budget, acquisitions and 
inventory. Cottrell said the 
main bcnent for students is a 
cleaner, more user-friendly 
card catalog screen. 

Students can now go online 
to renew bool<s, put books on 
hold and manage their 

account. With everything 
online, the library no longer 
uses cards to check out books. 

The previous library sys- 
tem, Mandarin, had been in 
place since the 1980s. Cottrell 
began campaigning for uni- 
versity funds to purchase a 
new system when she began 
working at Southern more 
than four years ago. 

"Previously we had many 
smaller systems [in addition 
to Mandarin] that we were 
using together, and it was 
very inefficient," she said. 
"We needed to empower the 

Philip Villasurda, a senior 
graphic design major, said he 
appreciates the electronic 
book feature. 

"I really like that I don't 
have to physically be in the 
library; I can just read some 
books from my dorm room," 
he said. 

Although the new system 
has been in place since the 
beginning of the school year, 
Cottrell said many students 
still don't realize that a 
change has taken place. 

Senior psychology major 
Rachel Vence thinks the sys- 
tem release party will help 
create awareness. 

"I think it's a creative way 
to get students interested in 
utilizing the library's 

Thursday, November lo 


4 The Souther n Accent 7 ^ "X—Ar^ 

ai^ebo^^e^hoidhdidaycheer for kids 

'^•*-*-^^ Minicfries office. Boxescan 

Brian MagSIPOC effort on Southern's campus. 

ST«rF w»!™ Randall was quick to point 

,fs that time of year again - out the -niplicity of putting 

time to pack shoeboxes full of together a ^h» b°^ f J 

toys hygiene products and effort - one could f^ll a shoe 

scho'ol supplies for children box with $10 and a tr.p to the 

all around the globe. Serving do'lf ^f^' ^„ ^„^- j„j,„ 
o« countries, Operation "Students can even team 

Christmas Child is once again 
bringing a little holiday cheer 
to kids of all ages. This annu- 
al project, a nationwide effort 
coordinated by Samaritan's 
Purse, seeks to provide toys as 
well as necessities to less for- 
tunate children worldwide. 

"It's a way to minister to 
kids and to do something God 
would do," said Elizabeth ly appreciated this. 
Randall, a sophomore nursing Randall and co-coordmator 
major and coordinator for the Melissa EkvaU hope to sur- 
Operation Christmas Child pass Student Associations 

„P to fill a box." Randall said 
Kelli Biggs, a junior nurs- 
ing major and returned stu- 
dent missionary from 
Thailand, is planning on 
sending a box. 

"I've seen the need in 
other countries," Biggs said. 
"I know the kids that I've 
rorked with would have real- 

ly „f cnn to 1.00 Ministries office. Boxes 
previous goals of 200 to 300 ^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^.^^^ ^^ ^^^^ 

shoeboxes. crayons, writing pads, small 

"We're hoping to collect " J^^_ ^^.y^^,,^ ^oap, tooth 
brushes, socks and t-shirts. 
Boxes may not include toy 
guns, food, breakable items, 
aerosol cans or used items. 
Items must be appropriate 
for children ages 2 to 14. 
Operation Christmas Child 
will be begin Nov. 14 and 
fun until Nov. 20. For more 
information, contact or visit 
the Campus Ministries 

"We just want to make stu- 
dents aware of this opportuni- 
ty," Randall said. "This proj- 
stuoenrs inieicsLcu ... i-». ect gives these kids a glimpse 
ticipating can pick up box of someone caring about 
gender labels at the Campus them." 

around 800 boxes this year,' 
said Ekvall, a sophomori 
nursing major. 

Students interested in par 

Flu-shot shortage no longer an issue on campus 

Christina Whaley 

Flu shots were available at 
Southern this flu season. 

This time last year, there 
was an extreme shortage in 
vaccinations. Only high-risk 
patients were allowed to 
receive a shot. But this year, 
everyone can have one. 

Shots were available by 
appointment on Oct. 19 from 
noon to 1 p.m. in the E.O. 
Grundset Room. An another 
date was also on Oct. 24 from 

the , 

location. These shots 1 

least $5 cheaper than shots 
from other locations such as 
local physician offices, 
Eckerds, Walgreens and 
Memorial Hospital and 
Erlanger Hospital. The Health 
Department was taking 
appointments as of Oct. 24 
and are offering shots over the 
next few Saturdays. 

Other ways of avoiding the 
flu are washing your hands 
frequently and well. 

"Good handwashing and 
good respiratory hygiene both 
help," said Nettie Gerstle, 
Hamilton County Qualitative 

Health Manager. 

Influenza is a virus spread 
by respiratory droplets passed 
through the air by sneezing, 
coughing or indirect exposure, 
like rubbing your eyes or nose 
with a hand exposed to respi- 
ratory secretions. These dried 
secretions can last for several 
days. So if someone with the 
flu were to sneeze and then 
turn a doorknob, the next per- 
son to open that door will pick 
up the same germs and most 
likely get the flu as well. 

According to The Lung 
Association's Web site, symp- 

toms of having caught the flu, 
are headache, chills, cough, 
fever, loss of appetite, muscles 
aches, fatigue, runny nose, 
sneezing, watery eyes and 
throat irritation. 

Once you suspect you may 
have contracted the flu, you 
should see a doctor immedi- 

Ways to cope with the ill- 
ness are to get plenty of rest, 
drink lots of fluids, treat the 
symptoms with over-the- 
counter medicines, and in 
some cases anti-viral medica- 
tion can be taken. 


Theft cent. 

continued from Pg. \ 

bill, but is sent homi 

to He 

parents or guardians alon 
with a letter telling themS 
the student has stolen f^ 
After a third Hme, they ivilu 
reported to administrati.' 

Earl Evans said, 'wi,., 1 
kids are caught, I look them 
straight in the eye and asl 
them, 'Was that candy bar o, 1 
was that bag of chips 1,0^1, 
the kingdom?'" 

Expo cent. 

continued from Pg. 1 

Colombian professors visit 

Katherine Brownlow 

Staff Writch 

Two chemistry professors 
from the University of 
Pamplona, the Seventh-day 
Adventist university in 
Colombia, South America, visit- 
ed Southern's campus from 
October 21 to 28. 

Ray Heferlin, a physics pro- 
fessor at Southern, invited pro 

table. Elements are currently 
arranged on the hy atomic 

"He is working on ways to 
measure the difference between 
elements based on all their 
properties," said Chris Hansen, 
a physics professor at Southern. 

Southern and the University 
of Pamplona will continue to 
work together on this research. 

fessors Guillermo Restrepo and Heferlin said he is interested ; 
Nubia Quiroz to spend a week applying the process to mol 

The Southern Doll House was moved from its locatioiTaCTOM"' 
from Taylor Circle Tuesday evening. The move was part of the 
preparations for the construction of the new Wellness Center t. 
he completed m the foU of 2007. The DoU is currently in 
temporary location. 

Staff report 

working with him on mathe- 
matical chemistry, which is 
Restrepo's field. 

While he was at Southern, 
Restrepo gave a lecture on his 
work, which was well received. 

"The students really enjoyed 
him," Heferlin said. 

Restrepo is using a new 
approach to classify the proper- 
ties and combinations of atoms. 

"He was using a variety of 
mathematical techniques to 
analyze the patterns in the peri- 
odic table," said Bob Moore, a 
math professor at Southern. 

cules and their properties. He 
also said Southern students 
may have an opportunity to be 
part of the project. 

Restrepo and Quiroz were 
attending the University of 
Arkansas to improve their 
Enghsh when Heferlin invited 
them to Southern. Their plan 
was to then go to Germany to 
earn their doctorates. Due to 
problems with Ms. Quiroz's 
visa, they were not able to leave 
for Germany. Instead, they 
returned to Colombia to 
matters at the 

The result would be a revised German embassy, and will 
arrangement of the periodic leave as soon as possible. 

Combining her experience I 
on a short-term mission 
Borneo with the testimonies of I 
returned student missionaiiEs, I 
she knows she wants to go I 
somewhere very primitive. 

"I want to go where I c 
totally rely on God, and it iviB | 
help me grow," Morrill said 

Those who have gone as a 
student missionary confirm tliii I 
growth. Dyana Coon, a ; _' 
more social work major, sjMl | 
last year working at an oi 
age in Romania. 

"God wiD definitely i 
your life. He will bring you on I 
of your comfort zone and tun I 
you into someone you neiBl 
thought you could be," Coool 
said. , I 

During the expo, rctumell 
student missionaries gave pt| 
sentations in the confere»«| 
room for those who wai 
learn even more about di 
locations. . , - 

Presenters included raisajfl 
aries from H Salvador, ZamWI 
Austraha,Pohnpei, South KoiOi 
and MUo Adventist Academy,! 
Terri Lynn Thomas, a smi 
wellness management i» J J 
who served as a frien^l 
evangelist in Mali, West *»! 
hopes the expo ^villinspi^^ I 
dents to seive as a student » 

of the opportunities I 
Southern offers for gcine, I 
as a student missionaiy' ■ 
no regrets about takmg a 1 I 
offtogo.-Thomassa.i ^1 

For more iof<'n"'"'°^„#<l 
becoming a student ros^^i 

students can go to ™ j^„y.| 
or contact SonyaRea\jj,, 
Brown in the chaplains 

:^;;;:^H^^[ ^mber3,2005 

Current Events 

The Southern Accent 5 

Oil companies defend profits 

hiefe of five major oU companies 
defended the industty s huge prof- 
its Wednesday at a Senate heanng 
^,here la^vmakers said they should 
ex-plain prices and assure people 
they're not being gouged. 

There is a "growing suspicion 
that oil companies are taking 
unfair advantage," Sen. Pete 
Domenici, R-N.M., said as the 
hearing opened in a packed Senate 
committee room. 

"Xhe oil companies owe the 
country an explanation," he said. 

Lee Raymond, chairman of 
Ewon Mobil Corp., said he recog- 
nizes that high gasoline prices 
"have put a strain on Americans' 
household budgets" but he 
defended his companies huge 
profits, saying petroleum earnings 
"go up and down" from year to 

ExxonMobil, the worlds' 
largest privately owned oil compa- 
ny, earned nearly $10 biUion in 
the third quarter. Raymond was 

joined at the witness table by the 
chief executives of Chevron, 
ConocoPhilhps, BPAmerica and 
SheU Oil USA. 

Together the companies 
earned more than $25 billion in 
profits in the July-September 
quarter as the price of crude oU hit 
$70 a barrel and gasoline surged 
to record levels after the disrup- 
tions of Hurricanes Katrina and 

Raymond said the profits are in 
line with other industries when 
profits are compared to the indus- 

Democrats had wanted the 
executives to testify under oath, 
but Repubhcans rejected the idea 
"If I were a witness I would 
demand to be put under oath," 
said Sen. Daniel Inouye, D- 
Hawaii. The soaring prices have 
sent shivers through a Congress 
worried about political fallout. 

The White House said 
President Bush was concerned 
about energy prices. 

French rioters remain defiant 

PARIS (AP) - France's 
storm of rioting eased 
Wednesday, with car burnings 
falling nearly by half, police 
said. But looters and vandals 
defied a state of emergency 
ivith attacks on superstores, a 
newspaper warehouse and a 
subway station. 

The extraordinary 12-day 
state of emergency, which 
began at midnight Tuesday, 
covered Paris, its suburbs and 
more than 30 other French 
cities from the Mediterranean 
to the border with Germany 
^and to Rouen in the north __ an 
indication of how widespread 
pson, riots and other unrest 
nearly two 
fveeks of violence. 

The unrest began Oct. 27 
1 has grown into a nation- 
insurrection by disillu- 

sioned suburban youths who 
complain of discrimination 
and unemployment. Although 
many of the French-born chil- 
dren of Arab and black African 
immigrants are Muslim, police 
say the violence is not being 
driven by Islamic groups. 

Interior Minister Nicolas 
Sarkozy, who previously 
inflamed passions by refer- 
ring to troublemakers as 
"scum," said 180 foreigners 
have been convicted for roles 
in the violence, and he called 
on local authorities to expel 

"I have asked regional pre- 
fects to expel foreigners who 
were convicted - whether they 
have proper residency papers 
or not - without delay," he said 
during a National Assembly 

Bengal tiger cubs bond with mom 

Jti^ a Royal Bengal tiger feeds her four-day-old cubs at the 
^3'c zoological park in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Nov. 9- 

Jordanian policemen stand guard outside the Rndisson hotel in 
Amman after three explosions rocked three hotels in Jordan's 
capital late Wednesday, Nov. 9. 2005. Suicide bombers simulta- 
neously attacked three hotels frequented by foreigners in 
Jordan's capital lale Wednesday, kiUing at least 53 people and 
injuring more than 300, Jordan's deputy prime minister said. 
One police official said they appeared to be al-Qolda attacks. 

Terror bill defeated 

London (AP) 

In a political blow to Prime 
Minister Tony Blair, British 
lawmakers on Wednesday 
rejected tough anti-terrorism 
legislation that would have 
allowed suspects to be 
detained for go days without 
charge. The House of 
Commons vote was the first 
major defeat of Blair's pre- 
miership and raises serious 
questions about his grip on 
Miller retires from Times 

New York (AP) 

.Judith Miller, the New York 
Times reporter who was first 
lionized, then vilified by her 
own newspaper for her role in 
the CIA leak case, has retired 
from the Times, declaring 
that she had to leave because 
she had "become the news." 
Miller, 57, had been negotiat- 
ing a severance deal with the 
paper for several weeks. 

Intelligent design wins victory 

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ■ 
Critics of evolution won a big 
victory in Kansas with the 
adoption of new public school 
standards that defy main- 
stream views on the mystery 
of mankind's origins. 

The standards, approved 
Tuesday by the state Board of 
Education, cast doubt on 
Darwinism and redefine the 
word "science" so that it's not 
limited to the search for natu- 
ral explanations of phenome- 

The board's 6-4 vote was 
lauded by intelligent design 
advocates, who helped draft 
the standards. Intelligent 
design holds that the universe 
is so complex that it must 
have been created by a higher 

But critics say mtelligent 
design is merely creationism - 
a literal reading of the Bibles 
story of creation - camou- 
flaged in scientific language, 
and it does not belong in a 
science curriculum. They 
worry that the vote will 
encourage attacks on evolu- 
tion in other states. 

"This action is likely to be 
the playbook for creationism 
for the next several years," 
said Eugenie Scott, director 
of the National Center for 
Science Education in 
Oakland, Calif. "We can pre- 
dict this fight happening else- 

The Kansas board's action 
is already part of a national 
debate on teaching evolution. 
In Pennsylvania on Tuesday, 
voters came down hard on 
school board members who 
backed a statement on intelli- 
gent design being read in 
biology class, ousting eight 
Republicans and replacing 
them with Democrats who 
want the concept stripped 
from the science curriculum. 

The election unfolded amid 
a landmark federal trial 
involving the Dover public 
schools and the question of 
whether intelligent design 
promotes the Bible's view of 
creation. Eight Dover families 
sued, saying it violates the 
constitutional separation of 
church and state. 

In a stinging rebuke from 
voters who elected him two 
years ago. Gov. Arnold 
Schwarzenegger's efforts to 
reshape state government 
were rejected during a spe- 
cial election that darkened 
his prospects for a second 
term. Voters also decisively 
rejected an initiative that 
would have required par- 
ents to be notified when 
minors seek abortions. 
Arctic drilling dropped 

Washinotow (AP) 

House leaders late Wednesday 
abandoned an attempt to push 
through a hotly contested plan to 
open an Alaskan wildlife refuge 
to oil drilling, fearing it would 
jeopardize approval of a sweep- 
ing budget bill Thursday. They 
also dropped from the budget 
document plans to allow states to 
authorize oil and gas drilling off 
the Atlandc and Pacific coasts _ 
regions currendy under a driUing 

Feds INDITE Smugglers 

Los Angeleb (AP( . 

A federal grand jury indict- 
ed two men Wednesday for 
allegedly conspiring to 
smuggle surface-to-air mis- 
siles into the United States. 
Such missiles are designed 
to bring down aircraft. The 
U.S. attorney's office said 
the charges marked the first 
time a 2004 anti-terrorism 
law has been used. The law 
calls for a mandatory mini- 
mum sentence of 25 years 
and the possibility of life in 
prison without parole if con- 

6 The Southern Accent 


Thursday, NJi^J^i^ib^T^ 

Crossword puzzle 


1 . Prevent 

4. Cathedral section 

8. Strike sharply 

12.King's better 

13. Date tree 

14. Paper sheet 


17. Yemeni port 

18. Disclose 

ig.Most orderly 

21 .Purposes 

24. Non-professional 

27.Wading bird 

32. Frankly 

33.Short jacket 

34.lntellectual giants 

35. Showy flowers 


39.Wild ox 

43. Sacred image 

47.Small landmass 
48. Refute 

51 Sea Scrolls 

52. Pelvis parts 

53 Plaines 

54.Marine predators 
Se.Gallery display 


1 . Sheet of cotton 

2. Yearn for 

3. Film spool 

4. Inclined 

5. Golf standard 

6. David's weapon 

7. Host 

8. Lover's quarrel 

9. Fill the hull 
lO.Many years 
11. Confined 

le.Reunion goers 
20.On the beach 
22. Digestion need 
23.At least one 
24.Ship's journal 
25.Jungle creature 
28.Magic potion 
29.Legal matter 
30.Rocky mineral 
31 .Nyets 
33.Tiny portion 
37.Classic song 
38.Stirs up 
39. Remain 
41 .Spanish dessert 
42.Govt. agents 
44.Musical conclusion 
45.More than 
46.Tree nursery 

Robin George 

Head Cartoonist 


NotG: V\fhUG nwany of the locations §n this comtc 

are basG€i on actual places and structures, all 

of the characters are purely fictional. Anv 

resemblences to actual people are entirely 

coincidental . 

I'm wanting to find 

out more about your 

sister. Dr. Erikson. 

AAore specifically, 

:^:;;;;;~i^ ^ovember lO, 2005 

Robin George 

Head Cartoonist 


The Southern Accent 7 


■ *2.oo 

Amner Fernandez 

l» or &IVTS van, nod*. Ctfl.lJFA.lGMt> 


'Weakness in Numbers' 

Jason Neufeld 

The line for SAU Winter Preregistrafion. 

10:30 PM 

Don't you have a 
paper to write? 

'Yeah, yeah.... one more^ 
Jevel and I'll start It. 

3^ J^ 

m%m (PiM 

The line for the Star Wars Episode III DVD. 

o^ne moreN 
stage to 

8:20 AM 

What's up 
with hlnn?> 

(Shriel Murray 

•^Mentally unstable^ 
due to sleep depri- 


8 The Southern Accent 

Thursday, November lo 


Britni Brannon 
Alex Mattison 
Lifestyles Co-Editors 


The art of thrift store shopping 

There are as many reasons 
for shopping at a thrift store as 
there are ugly ties with strange 
brown stains on them. Some 
go to experiment with fashion. 
Others find that it is a style in 
and of itself. And still more 
just need a costume for 
Halloween or retro day during 
school spirit week. Shopping 
at thrift stores can be intimi- 
dating at times. 

They smell funny, strange 
people wander the aisles and 
dolls with the left eye that 
doesn't quite open are mixed 
with relics of the electronic age 
along the walls.. .staring at you. 
Aisles upon aisles of unsorted 
clothing dare you to look 
through them. To help the 
beginner thrift store shopper, 
seasoned veterans give sU tips 
on how to make your trip to the 
second-hand store a successful 

better because the people don'1 
pay attention to what's ir 
there," said Josh Caez, z 
Southern alumnus of 2004- 

2) Don't go on the week- 

Weekends are when people 
have the most time to pick 
through everything with a fine 
-toothed comb, Caez said. 
Mornings during the week are 
a good time since most people 
are at work, and the new stuff 
has been put out. 

3) Have items you're look- 
ing for in mind ahead of time. 

Knowing what you are look- 
ing for will considerably save 
time. If you don't know what 
you want, then everything will 
get your attention, and you'll 
miss finding that legendary 
Led Zeppehn '76 concert-tour 
shirt because you were dis- 
tracted by the elastic rainbow 

speed shopping in a thrift store 
because you have to sift 
through it all. Shopping at sec- 
ond-hand stores is more of a 
past-time and hobby than the 

When choosing the right 4) Give yourself plenty of 
store, the shadier the better. time. 

"The least organized the There's no such thing as 

"If my friend 

hasn't officially 

claimed it, I'll 

probably grab it 

when he isn't 

looking," Kemper 


place you go to check things off 
your list. 

5) Develop a method of 
sorting through the rows and 
piles of cloths. 

"You got to know how to 
look, especially when it's bins," 
said Korey Kemper, an 
Ooltawah High senior, who's 
developed his style over the 
past four years. "What I do is I 

dig in one spot and throw them 
to the side as I work ray way 


6] Be aggressive. 

Unlike retail stores where 
there are multiples of the same 
shirt, in the thrift store, you've 
only got one chance to get 
those legit, distressed Levi's. 

"If my friend hasn't official- 
ly claimed it, I'll probably grab 
it when he isn't looking," 
Kemper said. 

Sarah Postler, a senior 
mass communication-adver- 
tising major, has another 

'I've been knovra to hide 
things," she said. 

Some question the poorness 
of high school and college stu- 
dents compared to those truly 
down on their luck. 

"I think I constitute a poor 
person, so they can eat dirt!" 
Postler said. "If anything, I'm 
doing them a favor by taking it 
off their hands. It's not like I'm 
hoarding all the winter coats or 
running off with all the shoes." 

Places to go... people to see in Chattanooga 

Out on the town: 
Events in the Chattanooga area 

What! "ftnerican Festival" (Chattanooga Syiiphony Orchestra { 

Date: Today, Vtti. 10 

Venue; Tidi Theatre 

Price: SIS far studaits if bcught an per fa rnsnoe night 

Md: www.chattanoogasyiTphony.ctg 

What : "Ok-t the River 

th^tre Oaitre) 

Date: Nov. 10, 12, 13 & 17 

Tine: Nov. 10 Gi 17-7 p.m.; Nov. 12-8 p. 

Venue: ftein stags at the theatre cHitre 

Price: Sll.SOf Car studsnts 

Bifc: www.theatrecentre.can 

Through the Woods" (Chattanooga 

13-2:30 p.n 

Venue: Vaudeville Cafe 

Price: $24.50 (ijicludes beverages, dinner & dessert) 

mfo; http://spplaTBcJime.oan/vaudevillecafe/ 

What: "Wild Safari 3D" (IHHX novie) 

Tijre: ttoon, 2, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. & 6 p.m. (Friday and Saturday 


Venue: IMAX Itieater 

Price: 57.95 


What: "Sharks 3D" (IMRX ntsvie) 

TuTie: 11 ajTL, 1 pjiu, 3 p.iTu, 5 pjiu, 7 p.nL 6 9 pjn, {Tri^ and 

Saturdc^ cnly) 

Venue: IHAX Tteater 

Price: S7.95 



What: "JUn^Jug" (Chattanooga Indepenctent Film Series) 

tote: Today, Vcn. 10 (chedc theatre sdeciale for imre slew cktes) 

Tijie: 1:30 pjtu, 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9(45 p.m. 

Venue: Bijaj 7 theatre 

Price: mtinee— S5.50; Evauug— §7.75 

mfb: www.carmike.caTi & www.art3edxjjncil.ctg/iirliEFiliTuhtiia 

Close to home: 
Events around Southern 

w" (Murder Mystery Diniter 

What : "I^stery at tie 1% 


Date: 73L Thursdays 

Venue: Vaudadlle Cafe 

Prioe: S19.50 (includes beverages, dinner & <fessert) 

Ihfia: http://efplaiBci\ine.caTi/vaudevilJiecafe/ 

What: "Mystery at 
Dinner Shows) 
Date: Saturdays 
Tine: 8:30 p.m. 

s Redneck-Italian Wedding" (rtrrcbr Mystery 

What: Bctert Hansel-guitar rt=cital 

Date: Today 

Tiire: 7:30 p.m. 

Venue: Ackerman Aiaditorion 

Note: CbnvDcatioi credit givHi 

What: EjrtrBte dadgeball 

Date: Nov. 12 

Tine: 7 pjTL 

Venue: UasP.E. CailHr 

What: SyiTtiiQny orchestra & organ concert 

Date: Nov. B ^^^ax 

Time: 7:30 p.m. 

Venue: CoUegedale Church 

Note: CtnvDcaticn credit given 


Do you ever go shopping 

in thrift stores? 

If so, what's been your 

best find? If no, why not? 

"Yes, sure I 
do— that's 
where all the 
good clothes 
are. My best 

find there, I 

Leslie Hauck would have to 
say, is my 
pure plaid 
suit. It's awe- 

I "Yes. I got a 
pair of 
Express jeans 
for $7-50-" 

"Why yes- 
love thrift 
shops, r^'f 
found mysell 
so many 
sweaters ano 
jackets that 
were looi- 
And the cool 

thing is, I'"5 
lost them all; 
and it does" I 

^:j;^^^^^7N oveinber 10, 2005 

The Southern Accent 9 

MeUssa Maracle 
Religion Editor 



students participate in worship 

Missy Maracle 

HeuGiON Editor 

Almost two months after 
Southern Missionary Church 
asked students to help out 
with music, the response has 
been positive. 

"There have been a lot of 
people who have never been 
able to do this before SMC," 
said Kelli Gauthier, who plans 
special music for the church. 

SMC began last year as a 
student-led church service on 
Southern's campus. The serv- 
ice, wiiich meets now in Lynn 

Wood Hall, involves students 
in every aspect of church, 
from the preaching to the 
songs. The students who 
organized it wanted the 
church to be an experience 
for everyone, so they asked 
for students to volunteer 
their musical talent. 

"It's important for us to 
share our talents for God," 
Gauthier said. "It's impor- 
tant to show lots of different 
faces, and that shows that 
church is alive." 

The response to the request 
has been positive. Rika 
Gemmell, who organizes the 
praise and worship teams, 
said that of the 65 or 70 peo- 
ple who originally signed up, 
about 30 are involved on a 
regular basis. 

"Fifty percent is very good 
for a response. These people 
are really committed," 
Gemmell said. 

Both Gauthier and 
Gemmell said that they are 
always looking for more stu- 
dents willing to use their gifts 

for the church. 

"We always say, if you want 
to be involved, this is SMC, 
this is your church," Gauthier 

In the meantime, they are 
working on making SMC a 
personal church. 

"My huge vision for 

Southern, and for Adventism 
as a whole, is to move out of 
the song service era and into a 
worship experience," 

Gemmell said. "[Worship 
should be] an experience, not 
just a bunch of la-dee-das that 
we entertain ourselves with." 

Treating creation the best way possible 


It all happened within a 
week. Every star, blade of 
grass, and ounce of water was 
put in its place. God just spoke 
tile word and life on planet 
earth existed. When he fm- 
islied, Elohim CGod) saw that 
it was to good . Yet with all the 
plant and animal life He had 
created, God saw that some- 
thing was missing, and that 
was humankind. After man 
was created. 

complete, and God saw that it 
was not just good, but very 

God gave Adam the respon- 
sibility of naming the animals. 
He placed both Adam and Eve 
as stewards in charge of the 
eartli, instructing them to take 
care of it. I don't beheve God 
intended for that stewardship 
of the earth and its life to stop 
with them, though. We have to 
continue this task. We should 
be doing our best to keep the 
earth looking clean and to help 

take care of the animals we 
live with. Unfortunately we 
don't do this as much as we 

I'll give an example of this 
by telling about a Candid 
Camera episode from a few 
years ago. There was a hidden 
camera placed by a tree near a 
sidewalk in a park. The crew 
placed a trashcan on its side 
with trash coming out. Each 
person who stopped to pick it 
up would receive fifty dollars. 
Nearly a hundred people 

walked or ran by throughout 
the day. How many people 
stopped? Less than 15! How 
sad that we won't take the 
time, even if for five minutes, 
to help keep the earth on 
which we live nice and healthy. 
And please don't get me start- 
ed on how animals all around 
the world are treated. 

Let's take care of God's cre- 
ation, my friends, anyway 
can. I know He 
when we do. 

Common phrases 
according to the 
King James Bible 

Clear as crystal. 
Rev. 21:11 

Eat, drink, and be 
merry, Luke 12:19 

Fell flat on his face. 
Num. 22:31 

From time to time, 
Ezek. 4:10 

Go for your life, 

1 Kings 19:3 

Hold your peace, 
Ex. 14-14 

Holier than thou, 
Isa. 65:5 

Hope against hope, 
Rom. 4:18 

Land of the living. 
Job 28:13 

Powers that be, 
Rom. 13:1 

Put words in his 
mouth, Ex. 4:15 

Rise and shine, 
Isa. 60:1 

Root of the matter. 
Job 19:28 

Sick to death, 

2 Kings 20:1 

Wit's end, Ps. 107:27 

From the Chronicle of 

Higher Education, 

June 17 and Christian 

Century, July 26 


God's care is stronger than a rope 

Andrea Keele 

?->JEST Contributor 

I wiped my sweaty face, ignor- 
es the pain in my neck from 
^ng up for so long. I was 
Ma™g kids as they climbed up 
Sfree to a platform about 50 feet 
off the ground. This platform 
Wa-s the launchpad for the "zip- 
™e.' Once clipped into the short 
jppe. the kids could "fly" down 
"e cable to the other end 

The nine-year-old girl at the 
"P belonged to the second cate- 
80I}' Our staff encouraged her, 
™il= Wds and adults shouted 
trom the ground to the ghl, who 

w crying. 
™er about 20 


cUmbed back do™ to the bot- 
tom. We all cheered for her, but 
she didn't look satisfied. 

My first axperience on the zip- 
Ime, I had been over twice the 
age of this girl, but was still 
afaiid at die thought of putting 
all mv trust in a rope. I scooted to 
the edge, hstened to the count- 
down, and flew. I loved the feel- 
ing of saiUng through the trees 
ahve, I could relax and enjoy the 
" It seems Uke life is filU of those 
"flying" opportunities. I hate and 
love them because I have to 
make a choice: I can be paralyzed 
with fear and ftustration, or I can 

trust God and let him carry me 
safely to the oflier side. 

We've all made dlis choice: 
moving to new places, gomg to 
college, being a shident mission- 
ary, facing an uncertam fiiture. It 
seems diat the choice never gets 
easier. "Sure, I could tnist God 
widi Uiat," I reason, "but this is 
so much bigger. Can I really trust 
Hun with this?" If I let go of all 
my questions and fears, wiH He 

There's only one way to find 
out. rve got to jump. God IS urg- 
ing me to let go of ray way, and 
trust ui His way. He promises 
fliat I can rest in Him whether I 
have all the answers or not. 

Thursday, November lo 


Lynn Taylor 
Opinion Editor 



the safe bubble of Happy Valley 

So, ray car was broken into. 
If don't know my car, you do 
now - it's the Audi with the 

window covered in duct tape. 
Redneck-style fix-it, oh yeah. 
Git 'r dun! Why? I have no 
idea. How? Again, don't know, 
probably with a large and blunt 
object. Something like a bat. I 
use them to hit deadbeats with 
bad credit cards. (Just kidding). 
This happened in Atlanta, lest 
you thuik badly of our beautiful 
city of CoUegedale and 
Chattanooga. I had gone down 
with a friend to get a signature 
from a fabulous artist, Brom, 
and to a concert. No, I'm not 
going to tell you who I saw, but 
if you want to know, feel free to 
stop me randomly and ask. The 
concert was great, the artist was 
nicer than I would have imag- 
ined, and I had a great time in 
Atlanta until I saw my car after 

,., ThP jlass was apartment until after four, 

the concert. The glass vvas i; (^j, j, „„, fte premise 

everywhere, with bits stdlm the ^^^^^^^^ 

frame. How manv of Southern's stu- 

the dispatch people 
couldn't find the 

road I 

their system. Great. 

Glad I wasn't dead. 

But then, I probably 

wouldn't have 


The cop was 
quite nice about 
everything, and I 
should be receiving 
a copy of tlie police 
report shortly. 

By the time I left Atlant 

„.iything, from 
Vivaldi or the 
Nutcracker to 
Marilyn Manson 
or System of a 
Down? Honestly, 
I have no idea. 
The guy I saw was 
a comedian - and 
the concert was 
great. He made 
fun of the audi- 
- ence and had a lot 
of involvement with us. I really 
mjoyedit. Do we ever get out of 

was two lu the morning, mean- Happy Valley and experience 
ing I didn't get back to my what the arts around here have 

to offer? I know some of us do ' 
but to be honest, this was otiK- 
the third non-classical conceri 
I've ever been to. And I'm 22 i 
know some of us have been 
going, but I don't think a lot cf 
students hear anything beside; 
what's offered on campus and 
Christian contemporary bandi 
I've never been to one of those, 
and I don't have a burning 
desire to go. 

If anyone hears about some- 
thing tliey think I'd like, drop 
me an e-mail. I might evenly 
willing to proxide the trans- 
portation. You never know. 

Also, I need feedback for this 
page. I've received about four 
letters. If you want me to \vrite 
about something, write me an e- 
mail. I 

Why we all look alike | 

Omar Bourne . , , , 

EDITOR see young black male; 

Southern fitting the role of their 

Why do we all look alike? counterparts in the media, and | 
This question has troubled me this is not good. The sagging 
for some time now, and I think baggy jeans and tlie bling blmg 
I've found die answer. have become a part of the noim, 

I was standing in the cafete- and it's affecting more peopk 
ria line one day when a young than we may think I knoww 
approached me inquiring often argue that hip hop is on 
why I adn't give her a hug, culture and this is the trat 
wliich apparently was an agree- meaning of being black, but 
ment we had made. It didn't that's not the case. In an enn- 
take long before she realized she ronment and society where one 

had addressed the is constantly beinj 

wrong person, but We all have observed because be 
being a nice person, I stereotypes. 

hugged her. In another 
case, I was approached 
by a young man who 
wanted to know about 
my Greek test results, 
much to his dismay 
when he found out 
he'd asked tlie wrong 
person. So what is my 

the nunon- 
ty, it would be wiie 
not to play too muck I 
into the societ 

will always 
stereotypes, but if"' | 
constandvfe . 
the same food, to" I 
views are not t 


and in a 
diverse set- 
ting iiite stereotype. Peop'' 1 
what one 
person of 
any race 
does usually to change. 
■While on a retreat affects the Althoui 
some time ago, my col- entire race. "^""^ ..liivlBi 

leagues and I started *""' ""„ ac« "«' 

joking about makmg a promo- article apphes to ^ ' ^p, ■ 
tional music video. Seeing I was gender. We all have ster J ^ | 
flie only black person in the and in a diverse setni^B^^ 
group, one of them mentioned Southern, what one ^ fjf I 
that they should all pretend to any race does usually ai I 

be black by rapping and wear- entire race. -^ 0i I 

ing their pants below tlieir So why do we all ..n | 
waist. The comment did not Is it because 
offend me, but it was interesting 
to observe that the first impres- 
sion of a black male is that of often lies — - ^^^ 
being a thug, or dressing sloppi- make ourselves looK 

The media has done a good we do not judge ^^^ 

job of embedding these stereo- or gender based on ^ ,„ i** | 
types in the minds of many, but ual. We may all ^Wj^^,^ to ^ 
it doesn't stop there. Let's local- ahke, but it doesn 
ize the issue. On a daily basis we that way. 

makes it out to "' ootl 



The Southern Accent ii 

Ethan Nkana 
Sports Editor 

Sports '^ 

NADS advances to championship game 


Flag ball playoffs are upon 
us and the games are becom- 
ing more enticing with each 
round. One of the ladies' 
semi-final games pitted the 
undefeated NADS versus 
Sweetstuff, the obvious 
underdog, in a game that 
would decide which team 
would go to the championship 

The crucially important 
game started out with fire- 
works when Jennifer 
Kauftnann threw a deep bomb 
to the high-flying Erin 
Lundquist, putting the NADS 
up 6-0. Sweetstuff made a 
huge stop on the extra point 
and kept the game close. On 
the ensuing drive by 
Sweetstuff, Susie Schomburg 
came up with a great intercep- 
tion (pick) that was answered 
two plays later with a pick by 
Lisa Lloyd. 

Sweetstuff couldn't make 
anything happen after the 

Sweetstuff two chances t( 
score before the half. Th 
attempts came up just shor 
and the first half ended will 
the NADS leading 6 to 0. 

The second half began with 
the NADS kicking off tc 
Sweetstuff, who looked to be 
in the zone and ready to make 
the second half a nail-biter 
This ended up being the case 
as Sweetstuff marched the 
ball up the field and ended 
their drive with a touchdown 
pass from Kristy 01; 
Samantha Church. After the 
failed extra point, the NADS 
and Sweetstuff found them 
selves gridlocked at six points 

The next four minutes the 
two teams exchanged 
drives down the field but with 
no change in score. With 
"^ seconds remaining in regi 
tion, Sweetstuff was on 
three yard line and fourth 
down. Olson tried to hook up 
turnover, but mth less than driving, Kristi Cook came up with Church again for the win, 
30 seconds and the NADS with a solid pick that gave but Darlene Guzman made an 

imperative stop and gave the 
NADS two last chances at a 
hail marj'. The NADS came up 
short and this intense game 
went into overtime. 

The first overtime did not 
see any action, with both 
teams exchanging big defen- 
sive stands. In the second 
overtime, Guzman came up 
huge as a senior leader once 
again, this time making it 
happen on the offensive side 
of the ball. Darlene caught 
one of the biggest touchdowns 
of her intramural career. 

On the attempt at the end 
zone by Sweetstuff, star fresh- 
man quarterback Jennifer 
Kaufmann intercepted a pass 
and ended Sweetsuffs 
chances at an intramural 
crown. The game truly had the 
players and the fans sweating 
from start to finish, even in 
the chilly evening weather. 
Bravo, Dr. Pangman, on an 
exciting playoff bracket; 
Pangman for President! 

Highland FC upsets Colts 

Highland FC eliminated 
the heavily-favored Colts 
from the playoffs on Tuesday 
night. The Colts received the 
early dismissal from the play- 
offs by way of a 28-24 loss. 

-Jason Herod, replacing an 
injured Brian Chinn, had a 
huge effect on the Colts' strat- 
egy. Herod showcased his 
deadly range with a 70-yard 
touchdown (TD) to wide 
receiver CWRl Troy Churchill 
on the opening drive of the 
game. They could not convert 
the extra point (XP). 

Michael Bell returned the 
sickoff from Duane Davis for 
3 TD, tying the game at six 
points. Highland QB, Andrew 
Holt, scrambled into the end 
zone for the two point conver- 
^'"a, giving Highland the 
b»o-point advantage, 8-6. 

Scott McCoy retaliated for 
the CoUs, returning the ensu- 
ing kickoff for a TD. They 
Wuld not convert the XP 

Holt connected with WR 
Jonathon Cherne to perma- 
nently regain the lead, 14-12. 
nighland prevented the Colts 
nom scoring on the next drive 
■wd as a result, Holt connect- 
M wth -WR BeU for the TD to 

widen the margin, 20-12. 

After halftime the Colts' 
game plan was more than evi- 
dent. "The defense needs to 
step it up," said 'WR Duane 
Davis. On Highland's first 
possession the Colts forced 
them to punt on a fourth and 
long situation. 

Herod and Davis connect- 
ed for big plays, including a 
TD to bring the Colts within 
two points. The Colts relied 
on the passing game the 
entire night, running every 
play out of shotgun, with no 
option, hmiting their game to 
the pocket. 

Holt went down with a leg 
injury and Matt Andersen 
took over QB, connecting 
with 'WR Adam Little for a 
TD Andersen found James 
the two-point conversion. 

The Colts' Preston Black 
caught a pass from Herod for 
the TD, but as has been the 
situation the entire season, 
they could not convert the 

Highland's rusher Bryce 
Martin had a critical quarter- 
back sack with less than 30 
seconds to plaV. «l>ich was 
the nail in the coffin. Were 
upset now! We're coming for 
the championship! saia 
Andersen after the victory. 

- f ■n,»t'« It catches a pass during Southern s Monday a 
Mark Cloutier "' T*"'* "^'f^^fs It won the game and advanced t 
footbaU game agauist Big Kac. in., 
semi finals. 

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The Southern Accent 


November 17, 2005 


Volume 61, Issue 11 

Is the Wellness 
Center really 
[coming soon? 

Do the benefits 

lof benefriends 

[outweigh the 



f^oUegedale, Tenn. 

High 59 
Low 28 


Required service raises controversy 

Missy MaraCLE ^^ „ iJ5^g ^f fi,e southern Accent, Matt Hermann, a freshman 

RELioioM E..ITO, ^^^^^ ^^ American Sign said, "Mandating that ive have biology major, volunteers at St. 

Required community service Language classes require 10 one n.ore thing to do 'n our Andrews Center m 

, , ^ , ,■ . i,n„rc nf (Timmnnitv service as semester makes us resentful ot Chattanooga, tie reaas w cnii 

for language classes has been ^"^^ "f'"™™ !^ "™' ^^ task rather than entimsias- dren and is organizing a Cub 

controversial smce It began three part ot the seinestei^s graoe. u.c Scout troop, 

years ago. Some students protest P».™ f"'' "'^'^"="'=,f','' students opposing the -I enjoy doing it because I 

tire requirement, but departmem pmcbce &e language whU: fab J^dent' °ZyZ'' have want to It's fun to reach out to 

professors say tiiey don't intend filUng God's commission to se™ ^Ij;;™™™^ ^^^ *'jfj° _ ^,. the community, and morepeo- 

"^:;ootnew,"saidCarlcs ""^r mission as aunive.^ is f^^^^^^^Vl "' mS ti^:^ S!^ ESOL 

Parra, ch^ of the modern Ian- afocusonse™. P^a^ -t true tutor at East Side Elemental^ 

f:'t''. n^r^'Z^L.eZl- set^c7^,"thlTtasr Some students value the See Controversy Pg. 2 

\t:LT:^te.T^^, =Tynn4ylor,intiieSept... requirement. 

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Students submit petition to enforce dress 


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Two petitions requesting 
more consistent enforcement of 
Southern's student dress code, 
especially mth regards to jewelry 
and modesty, were presented to 
tiie Faculty Senate by sbi stu- 
dents and a representative of the 
Student Association. 

Following a discussion 
between faculty and students, 
the faculty voted to form a jomt 
committee of faculty and stu- 
dents to review the concerns 
raised by the petitions. 

"This isn't as big a deal as it is 
made out to be. They just_ want 
tiie dress code enforced, said 
Seth GiUham, Student 
Association president and a 
member of faculty senate. 

Some of the items forbidden 
by the dress code are shorts m 
class, tight-fitting clodies, bare 

midriffs or shoulders, tank tops 
and miniskirts. It also requires 
fliat men's hair be off the shoul- 
ders and shoes and shirts be 
worn in all non-recreational 
places. The policy also says a stu- 
dent may be suspended for "»". 
ing jewelry. The dress code 
Page 51 of the StudenI 

A petition from the Student 
Association Senate asked faculty 
to enforce the no-jewelry policy 
regardless of personal convic- 
tions. . 

A separate student petition 
signed by 150 students was 
addressed to the president , Fifty of die signa- immoaesty maKe. ""-"'" 

called for consistent enforce- ^^^' ^P^^om women, accord- think Chnstian thoughts and the 
ment of the current pohcy ma "^^^"^'^^^ seihl, a freshman university is being hypocnUcal 
Christ-like manner," ass— -;°™r« major. . by not enforcing a pob.y that 

offines to offenders as snpula*ed "" ^j „3 „f the petition See Code Pg. 4 

in the dress code and better edu- ^ „^ .^j increased 
cation of students regardmg the presenters. 

2 The Southern Accent 

Thursday, Novembe: 

Controversy cont. 

continued from Fg. 1 


Chattanooga, said she 
thought community service 
should be required in more 

"It's up to the community [to 
help the children], and I'm so 
grateful to Southern because 
they're helping to bridge that 
gap," Jimenez said. 

Jimenez said without the 
volunteers, her tutoring pro- 
gram would be "chaos." 

Community service is being 
discussed in academic affairs. 

Steve Pawluk, vice president 
of academic affairs, said his 
dream is to find ways to use 
each major's abilities to serve 
the community. 

"The idea is that your service 
actually reinforces what you 
learned in your major," Pawluk 
said. "And when you graduate, 
you'll leave knowing how to 
make the worid a better place." 

Wellness Center makes progress 

Progress on Southern's new 
Wellness Center is moving for- 
ward. Developments like the 
new tennis courts and an access 
road for construction vehicles 
have been completed. The con- 
struction of a round-about is 
also in the planning stages. 
Fund raising is being conducted 
by the advancement depart- 

The advancement team has 
received roughly $1.5 million of 
the needed $6.5 million in 
pledge money from private 
donors and organizations. The 
Wellness Center completion 
date is scheduled to be fall 2007. 

"Southern has already com- 
pleted several projects that 
bring us closer to beginning 
work on the Wellness Center," 

said Rob Raney, director of Wood Hall; and the access road Ryan Heilman, a physicil I 

development services. "The running through the old tennis education and recreation maj 

tennis courts have been com- court location has been started is happy about the changes. 

pleted behind lies P.E. Center; so that trucks and equipment "I really like the improved 

the doll house has been moved will have access to the building Ughting, 

out of the way and up to Lynn site." See Center Pg.j 

Students voice their opinions online 

Online evaluations allow 
students the opportunity to 
voice their opinions about 
their classes and professors. 

"Course evaluations are an 
enormous help to faculty 
members as they update their - 
courses for future use," said 
Steve Pawluk, senior vice 
president for academic 
administration. "They also 
assist us with decisions 
regarding the curriculum for 
various programs." 

The orUine course evalua- 
tions are available for stu- 

dents on 
They are made up of 15 scaled 
questions, and the depart- 
ment or professors are able to 
add up to five open-ended 
questions. Students can start 
the evaluations mid-semester 
of each year and can continue 
them throughout the end of 
the semester. 

"I hope students will be 
encouraged to fill these out 
because it not only benefits 
teachers, but it [is] also bene- 
ficial to the students," said 
Sharon Ekkens, secretary for 
institutional research and 

The evaluations are strictly 

anonymous, although teach- 
ers are able to see who hasn't 
filled one out yet just so they 
can encourage them to do so. 
Teachers can view the evalua- 
tions a few days after grades 
are due but the 
identity is always ; 
And teachers are only able to 
view.the^results.' Inithe pasty 
students have been concerned 
with retaliation from the pro- 
fessors, but the evaluations 
have been built to be as secure 
as possible. 

"If students value their 
education, then I think it is 
worth the five minutes it takes 
to help the professors make 

the most out of their educa- 1 
tion," said Alex King, a senior I 
business administration | 


The evaluations are alsofoi I 
the deans and chairs of the | 
departments. It gives 
the opportunity' to evaluali I 
the courses and discuss will I 
professors how to- niah'l 
improvements about the nesl I 

"It is really important foil 
students to fill these out, anij I 
it makes their degree wortl- f 
while," Pawluk said. "Ifil 
could get every student to do I 
it, I would be in heaven." 

SA sponsors turbo-charged car show 


Matt Barcuv 
ALliX Maitisun 

Lynn Ta^tor 
Melissa MaRj\cle 
Ethan Nkana 

Omar Bourne 

RoHiN George 

Michael Crauiree 

Amner Fernandez 

Jam i;s Williams 

Jason Neufeld 

Sar,\ Bandel 
layout & desion 

Erik Thomsen 
layout & desiqn 

K. Brownlow 
Laure Chamberlain 

Start your engines for the 
Student Association Backfire 
Car Show. Engines will purr 
and speakers will blare Nov. 
19 in the Jones parking lot, 
next to Daniells Hall, at 8 p.m. 

"I really wanted to start 
' something this year for people 
who love cars, " said Michael 
Nichols, the main organizer of 
the event. "And what better 
way than to have a car show?" 

Last year. Southern's 
Welcome Back Party became 
the Welcome Back(fire) Party. 
Nichols, who helped with the 
car-themed event, wanted to 
have another opportunity for 
students to show off their 

'Michael Nichols has a real 
passion for sports cars and 
decided he and all his friends 
needed an outlet," said SA 
President Seth Gillham. "So 
they came begging me to 
sponsor another Backfire 


Nichols received SA sup- 
port, and would like the car 
show to become a tradition. 

"I really want this to pick 
up and be a popular event," 
Nichols said. "If it goes well, I 
hope we can have a Backfire 
Car Show every year at 

Southern-bigger and l« I 

every time." .,1 ff>«^l 
The car show "™. /" 
student-entered vehicl ^^ 
will be suped-up '^""^j i 
videos and live ""^"^ •ti»l 
JeffAndvik. Astereo-*^ - 
competition will settl^^^_^ 

■^f^^^^^^^me mbeT 17, 2005 


orse manship ^lassexpands 

The Southern Accent 3 


kdventist school in u.= ^«j.^ 
t; to offer horsemanship 
. and >vin soon be 
iing their program tur- 

"•[;,„ classes are offered, one 
and one advanced. This 

^ter, the basic class has 
x'students, but next semester 
ley can have up to 12. 

The basic class is one day a 
leel for two hours at Hidden 
[ills Farm & Saddle Club, a 
(W minutes from Southern, 
tudents learn about breeds, 
aedical care, grooming, and 
he overall care of horses, 
'hey also visit veterinarian 
iffices, view horse auctions 
jidwork with horseshoe mak- 
irs. The cost is $165, which 
jjvers rental of their chosen 
koise and all equipment. 

Jamie Zollinger, a sopho- 
Dore general studies major, 
injoys the unique opportunity 
Soutiiem offers. 

"There are many people I've 

It's on Tuesday, from 1 -3 p.m. 
The class is located at 
Hidden Hills Form 
& Saddle Club 

met that are in animal science, going anywhere, 
and they always have to go to Still, it's more than just a 

another school," Zollinger class for her. 
said. "It's very relaxing," 

Here, she said, she can get Zollinger said. "It's very peace- 

the same education without ful. It's like a getaway from all 

the classes you have during the 

Stephanie Greene, a junior 
outdoor education major, 
already has experience with 
horses, but taking the course 
was still worthwhile. 

"We find out more things to 
do with horses than just to get 
on and ride," Greene said. 

The advanced class is a 
week-long course over spring 
break. It takes place at Camp 
Kulaqua in Florida, where stu- 
dents spend almost all day in 
the saddle or learning new 
skills. After taking a test, stu- 
dents are certified to teach 
horsemanship. This is useful 
for students who will work 
with horses in the future, said 
Mike Hills, an outdoor educa- 
tion professor at Southern. 

"We found that a lot of 
majors take jobs at summer 
camps and some will work 
with horses," said Hills, whose 
wife, Tara, teaches the classes. 
"We want them to already 
have the qualifications that 
help them get better jobs." 

Ekkens shows turtle findings 

Angela Palmer 

The next time you go wading 
1 Wolftever Creek or Wilkerson 
Branch, watch out for snapping 

About go percent of the tur- 

Ihe two creeks 

snappers, according to 

ata collected by Dr. David 

associate profe 

J Ekkens has been studying the 
prlle populations of Wolftever, 
pnich runs by the Greenway, 
mi other local creeks 
11103. He and his team of stu- 
Tenl researchers will present 
BEir findings today at 7:30 p.m. 
" Hickman Science Center 

said his research, 
»iig ivith studies done by the 
|«messee Aquarium, shows 
" there are a lot more snap- 
local creeks than in the 
'Bsec River itself. 
Snapping turtles are well 
«»wn for their powerful bite, 
' n easily snap a broom 
— ... hvo," according to the 
„ * River Neighbors 
"^letter Web site. 

oivever, some Southern 
Ojn .""^ 'i-'ve expressed little 
11^ '™ *out the snapping tur- 

iv,;,','-'"'" ■'""^•" ^^^ Hannah 
J]'""' a junior elementary 
**m major. "But it won't 
ffee^?^ from playing in the 

several other species in the local 
creeks. Some of the unusual 
finds have been an Eastern 
spiny soft shell turtle and an 
alligator snapping turtle. 
Neither of these species has 
been found in the Tennessee 
River, Ekkens said. 

Ekkens said that he began the 
study as an experiment to com- 
pare the turtle populations 
between local creeks and the 
Tennessee River. What he 
found, however, raised more 
questions than answers. 

■The first year I thought this 
would be it, but I found some 
interesting things and I just kept 
going," Ekkens said. 

Sophomore biology major 
Keila Morales has been tracking 
the turtles since the summer. 
Morales, who hopes to bring in a 
live turtle to demonstrate the 
tracking system for the lecture, 
said that she began working on 
the project because she needed 
a job but found the work too 
interesting to quit. 

"I think it's interesting 
enough to keep gomg with it," 
Morales said. 

For the data collection, the 
research team set out ti-aps in 
several locations along the 
creeks. The ti-aps are checked 
every day for tiutles. Then, 
transmitter radios are securely 
attached to the shells of caught 
turties before releasmg them. 
After their release, turtles 
movements are ti-acked flirough 
the radio transmitters. 

Christmas tour kicks offseason 

Brian Magsipoc 

Staff Writfr 

Mike Teter, a junior corpo- 

rate wellness major, didn't 

■ding label think the event was very well 

Christian □ 

Morning Song is bringing publicized 
their annual Christmas Tour "I've g 

to Southern. The tour, fea- posters," 
turing Steve Darmody, 
Jennifer LaMountain, Joey Still oth 

Tolbert and Rudy Micelli, will going. 


"It's a 
neat way to 
kick off the 
holiday sea- 
son," said 

director of 
alumni rela- 

sored by 
services and 
alumni rela- 
tions, the 
tour was not 
to stop at 


"It's a neat way to 

kick off the holiday 

season," said Evonne 

Crook, director of 

alumni relations. 

! to look 
"But it 

; don't plan on 

"I think it 
seems a little 
cheesy," said 
Stella de 
Brito, a 



of Jennifer 
de Brito said, 
"Her facial 
and body 

are scary, but 
she's a nice 
person and 
Tickets are 


Center cont. 

continued from Pg. 2 

good grip on the courts 
and their closeness to the 
ium," he said, 
new Wellness Center 
might also incorporate a 
round-about which will cost 
around $75,000 to $80,000, 
said Marty Hamilton, associ- 
ate vice president for finan- 
cial administration. 

Ben Wygal, assistant to 
Southern's president, said 
Southern hired an engineer- 
ing firm in Collegedale to 
devise the best plan to keep 
traffic moving on University 
Drive. City engineers 

designed a round-about that 
%vill be located at the intersec- 
tion of Taylor Circle and 
University Drive. 

"The round-about will be 
safer and will calm down traf- 
fic while facilitating more 
traffic than a regular inter- 
section," Wygal said. "It will 
also reduce the chances of 
high-speed auto accidents." 

A parking area will replace 
the old tennis courts and will 
connect with Taylor Circle. 

Car cont. 

continued from Pg. 2 


free 1 

students and 
faculty, and 
will be avail- 
but due to a ^1,15 at the 
cancelled ... ^^^„„i relations office and 
venue "it landed in our laps, ^^^ ^.^^^^^ ^^^^^^ .pj_,|^|,(3 

Crook said. ■ , , . „ f„r the eeneral public will be 

Some students are looking [°'^'f^"^;^ ^ ^t the 

forward to the holiday con- ^-'^^^t"^^^,^, Convocation 

cert. . ^ . 

"It sounds very interest- 
ing," said Sara Bandel, a sen- 
ior journalism major. 

Others haven't heard of It. 

credit will be given. Visit 
/ for more information. 

ongoing battle on campus of 
whose car has the biggest and 
best bass system. 

"I'm definitely most excited 
about the audio competition," 
Gillham said. "It should rock, 
no pun intended." 

Winners will walk away 
with a chance to improve their 
cars with gift certificates for 
auto stores like Pep-Boys. 

Nichols has entered his car, 
a '91 Nissan 24OSX with a 
Japanese turbo-engine swap, 
suspension modifications and 
basic power upgrades, as will 
many of his friends. 

Darrin Djemes, who is help- 
ing plan the event, also entered 
his vehicle and has enjoyed 
sports cars for as long as he 
can remember. He said he is 
most looking forward to seeing 
the fast cars on display that 
night. , 

Even those who don t share 
Nichols' and Djemes' love of 
engine swaps and power 
upgrades are encouraged to 

'"This is not just for the peo- 
ple who own cars," Nichols 
said. "It is for absolutely every- 
one at Southern to come by 
and get a glimpse of flie pas- 
sion that some of their fellow 
students have." 

Tomorrow is tiie deadUne 
for car entry. " E-mail vehicle 
information to A 
confirmation of entry will be 

Razvan Catarama 

"Middle Flight" is sched- 
uled to take place at 
Ackerman Auditorium today 
on and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8 

"Middle Flight" is an 80- 

rainute, one-man play per- .-o 

formed by Thorvald Aaga.ard. will tell you that smce I 

The play was written by able to speak, I was probably 

Aagaard and details the life of telling stories and acting 

John Milton and his struggles things out. It was just some 

as a blind man and his reli- thing natural to me. 

gious life in 17th-century Aagaard is an experienced 

|„„l3„() teacher m secondary and ter- 

•™ilton] is arguably one of tiary levels. He has already 

the greatest English poets taught two playwnting ses- 

that lived," said Dr. Rachel sions while here at Southern 

Byrd an English professor. and will also be presentmg an 

Byrd was part of the acting workshop tonight for 

motive for bring the perform- those in^rested^ Th 

ance to southern. She me. h^PJ-m be ^^^^^^^.^^ 

whie at Newbold interactive '' .. , 

^ ,-1 irindand where where students wil read. 

College, '" .Ens'a"^' ™;r ^^^^^ principles 

' Aagaard said, "My mother for an assignment. 

•Milton thoroughly 

inspired me," Aagaard said. "I 
became fascinated by Milton's 
life and [the people writing 
for him]." 

But Aagaard noted that you 
don't need to be familiar with 
Milton's works to understand 
or enjoy the play. 

"Milton expands on the 
Bible," Aagaard said. 
"[Milton's work] builds on 

Thon/ald Aagaard 

Tho^ld Aagaard, an actor, will be performing the play "Middle Flight" *;-eek at|c^th-^^^^^^ 
logue about John Milton, author of "Paradise Lost" from the perspective of Thomas Ellwood Milt™ « =<f «^^^ ' "^^^^ 
was a Quaker who had been exiled, lost his wife and was blind. And Ellwood hides a dark secret. 'The play wjl be per 
fo^ed Today and Saturday. Nov. [9. at 8 p.m. in Ackerman Auditorium. Admission is $5.00 at the door and f^ee wtth a 
Southern ID card. Students will receive convocation credit. 

Junior nursing major l 

Biggs signed the petj 

because of the increased I 

.immodesty she has seen 0. 

"I'm concerned because r\ 
noticed the immodestj-, and 

f responsibllih; 

continue fo I 

feel a sense of i 
Biggs said. 

The faculty agreed \vith the I 
students yet said that enforcin. 

a dress code policy is ""* I 

especially as classes co. 
grow with increased ci 
ment. Male professors are 
uncomfortable speakin 
female students about 
issues and are unsure of 
ble legal implications, sai 
ate chair Chris Hansen, 

Religion professor 
Jacobs warned 


vie^vinj I 
i affecting onh' 
female students. 

"We have to have some _ 
measure ofproprietyfor all peo- 1 
pie on a Christian campus." 

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Current Events 

The Southern Accent 5 

Georgia allows child marriages 

ATLANTA (AP' Ever since her 
,,,.year-ol(i niece wed a i4-year- 
„'ia boy last year, Sharon Cline has 
sent laiOTakera a slew of letters 
lagging them to change a Georgia 
]a„ that allows children of any age 
to marry - ivithout parental con- 
sent - as long as the bride-to-be is 

"Some of the lawmakers just 
didn't believe this could happen," 
said Cline, who Uves in Weston, 

Fla. "It was very frustrating." 

They're beUevers now. 

Lisa Lynnerte Clark, 37, was 
charged last week in Gainesville 
with child molestation for alleged- 
ly having a sexual relationship 
with a 15-year-old friend of her 
teenage son. Just days before her 
arrest, she wed the boy under a 
Georgia law that allows pregnant 
couples to marry regardless of age 
and without consent. 

Cash's daughter objects to movie 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - 
Kathy Cash, one of Johnny Cash's 
five children, was so upset about 
how her mother is portrayed in 
ihe upcoming movie "Walk the 
Line" that she walked out of a 
faraily-only screening - five times. 

She thinks the movie, which 
opens nationwide Nov. 18, is 
good and that performances by 

Joaquin Phoenix as her dad and 
Reese Witherspoon as her step- 
mother, June Carter Cash, are 

But she also said the film 
unfairly shows her mother, 
Vivian Liberto Distin, Johnny 
Cash's first wife, as a shrew. 
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin plays 
her in the movie. 

Baby whale enjoys a meal 

Senior animal care specialists Jamee Lakey, right, and Marcy 
■^avia, use a bottle to feed a five-week-old kiUer whale knoivn i 
K Calf, whose mother rejected her at birth, formula and her 
mother's pumped milk at Sea World in San Antoni 
Nov. 16, 2005. The young whale, which cats every two nours, na» 
been fed by nearly 50 specialists and appears to be moving closer 
to independence, her trainers said Wednesday. 

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U.S. President George W. Bush and South Korea's President Rob 
Moo-hyun shake hands after a joint press axailability in 
Gyeongju, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005. In a show of 
unity, the both Presidents declared that a nuclear-armed North 
Korea "will not be tolerated" and agreed that the problem should 
be resolved through peacefid and diplomatic means. 

Bob Woodward's version of 
when and where he learned the 
identit>^ of a CIA operative con- 
tradicts a special prosecutor's 
contention that Vice President 
Dick Cheney's top aide was the 
first to make the disclosure to 
reporters. Attorneys for the 
aide, L Lewis "Scooter" Libby, 
described Wednesday's state- 
ment by the Washington Post's 
assistant managing editor as 
helpful for their defense. 

Mares carrying cloned embryos 

PURCELL, Okla. (AP) - The 
more than 30 healthy looking 
horses in a pasture here are all 
shapes and sizes and include an 
Appaloosa, a couple of bays, 
chestnuts, a paint and a 

One thing that these mares 
have in common is that they are 
pregnant - and not naturally. 

Each has been impregnated 
\vith a cloned embryo produced 
by ViaGen Inc., an Austin, 
Texas, company that specializes 

1 cloning horses, cattle and 
pigs. The mares are due to 
dehver in February. 

Iran Poiejaeva, chief scien- 
tific officer wth ViaGen, said 
the company has successfully 
produced clones in seven dif- 
ferent animal species. It is 
focusing on cloning perform- 
ance horses for customers who 
want to continue their horses' 
genetic makeup. Currently, the 
firm is not cloning thorough- 
bred racing horses. 

Healthy carbs will help the heart 

CHICAGO (AP) Tweaking 
a healthy, high-carb diet to 
include a little more protein 
or healthy oils can further 
curb heart disease risks, say 
researchers who had volun- 
teers try three variations of 
the same diet. 

The findings don't mean 
you should gorge on meat, or 
that carbs should be 
shunned. But the study 
involving 159 adults with bor- 

derline or mild high blood 
pressure found the best 
results with diets that 
replaced some carbohydrates 
with protein like nuts and 
dairy, or with healthy fats, like 
olive oil. 

All three diets were low in 
saturated fats and required 
plenty of fruits and vegeta- 
bles, and all improved blood 
pressure and cholesterol read- 

Cesarean section rates keep nsing 

ATLANTA (AP) - Twenty 
years ago, virtually no mothers- 
to-be asked for Caesarean sec- 
tions, said Dr. Sarah Kilpatrick, 
of the American College of 
Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

Nowadays, she said, more 
and more women are demand- 
ing them. "The public gets the 
sense that it's like a zipper -they 
open you and then close you 

The latest government data 
seems to back up that observa- 

^^,1: The rate of C-sections in the 
U.S. has climbed to an all-time 
high, despite efforts by public 
health authorities to bring down 
the number of such deliveries. 

Nearly i-2 million C-sections 
were performed in 2004. 
accounting for 29.1 percent of all 
births that year, the NaHonal 
Center for Health Statistics 
reported Tuesday. That is up 
from 27.5 percent in 2003 and 
20.7 in 1996. The C-section rate 
increased for all births. 

Hoping to reverse the deterio- 
ration of pension plans covering 
44 million Americans, the 
Senate voted Wednesday to force 
companies to make up under- 
funding estimated at $450 bil- 
lion and live up to promises 
made to employees, The action 
came a day after the federal 
agency that insures such plans 
iive liabilities. 

Bush seeks help with korea 

BusftH, North Kohea jAP) 

Counseling resolve and 
patience. President Bush is 
looking for a show of unity 
among Asian leaders to press 
North Korea to abandon its 
nuclear weapons program. 
Among those gathering here for 
a 21-nation summit are the 
leaders of the five countries - 
the United States, China, Soutli 
Korea, Russia and Japan - nego- 
tiating with Nortli Korea for its 
nuclear disarmament. 

A top Interior Ministry official 
said Wednesday the 173 mal- 
nourished prisoners found by 
U.S. forces included all Iraqi 
sects, playing down allegations of 
a campaign by Shiite-led security 
forces to suppress Sunni Arabs 
ahead of next month's election. 
The Shiite-led government 
sought to dampen Sunni outrage 
over revelations Tuesday by 
Prime Minister Ibrahim al- 
Jaafari tiiat tlie detainees were 
by U.S. troops. 

House and Senate negotiators 
struck a tentative deal on the 
expiring Patriot Act that would 
curb FBI subpoena power and 
require tiie Justice Department 
to more fully report its secret 
requests for information about 
ordinary people, according to 
officials involved in die talks. 
The agreement, which would 
make most provisions of the 
existing law permanent, was 
reached just before dawn 
Wednesday. But by midmoming 
GOP leaders had already made 
plans for a House vote. 

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The Southern Accent 7 

Role Models 

Amner Fernandez 

Thursday, Novembe; 

Britni Brannon 
Alex Mattison 
Lifestyles Co-Editors 

Lifestyles ^ 'Z ^ -m 

The benefits of benefnends 

Valerie Walker 

When it comes to sex and 
Southern, there isn't much 
middle ground between being a 
floozy or a prude-at least that's 
what some assume. What 
about the possibility of some- 
thing in between? Something 
like. say... friends with benefits. 

If you're a "floozy", you 
already know what friends with 
benefits are, and you've probably 
had one or two.. .or three. If 
you're a "prude," then you may 
be profoundly disturbed by the 
concept of two people in agree- 
ment to exchange sexual bene- 
fits without any sort of relation- 
ship or obligation to one anoth- 
er. But what about those people 
who've found a way around the 
lieartache of a relationship gone 
bad, or the loneliness of single- 
dom, and have found satisfac- 
tion in tlie arms or lips of a 
friend? Are they onto some- 

"I don't have time for a real 
relationship, but a girl's got 
needs," said Molly, a senior 

nursing major, referring to her 
benefriend of three years. (Her 
name has been changed to pro- 
tect the oh-so-fragile Southern 

In high school, there was 
always sexual tension between 
the two of them. There were 
boyfriends and girlfriends 
through the years, but whenever 
there were "droughts," they were 
always available to one another 
to fill the voids. 

"He's not someone I'd date, 
but I can mess around ^vith 
him," Molly said. "There's just 
always been tiiis understanding 
that that's all it is -just messing 
around. I really can't spend lots 
oftime with him." 

Many don't have the luxury of 
having a long-term benefriend 
like Molly and must figure out 
how to get their fix elsewhere. 

"Sometimes you just get those 
urges," said Lydia, a junior com- 
munications major. "It's late at 
night, and chocolate just isn't 
cutting it. I'm a littie lonely and 
I'm thinking, 'Who can I hang 
out with tonight?'" 

It's no big shocker tliat stu- 

dents feel it's an OK relation- 
ship. What is a Uttie surprising is 
that some experts agree with 

"If it's safe, sane and consen- 
sual, a friendship with benefits 
can be a wonderfiil gift in ones 
life," said Dr. Bamaby Barratt, 
president of the American 

If you're a 
'floozy", you already 
know what friends 
with benefits are, 
and you*ve probably 
had one or two... or 

Association of Sex Educators, 
Counselors, and Therapists and 
author of Sexual Health and 
Erotic Freedom. 

Compared \vith some other 
alternatives, a friend with bene- 
fits is often the best option said 
Barratt. A hasty, unhappy mar- 
riage is emotionally painful, 
casual sex is risky because you 
don't have the safety of knowing 
your partner's mentally or phys- 

ically health and abstinence 
not a healthy alternative because 
we are sexual beings, and we 
need to ex-press ourselves sexu- 
ally in order to be happy. 

"All these have risks," Barratt 
said. "All partners involved must 
enter into the relationship with a 
clear understandmg so it mini- 
mizes the risks. It's not easy, but 
its not a reason not to have 
friends with benefits." 

Dr. Barratt used the example 
of the risk involved ui driving a 
car. We know there is a risk to 
driving, but it doesn't stop us 
from doing it. Cars are a necessi- 
ty, we simply drive as safely as 

Now before you go running 
off to ask your anatomy and 
physiology lab partner to do 
some "studying" in the back seat 
of your Honda with Dr. Barratt's 
blessing, remember not every- 
body thinks it's such a grand 
idea. It's safe to assume this sort 
of beha\'ior is frowned upon here 
at Southern, but why? 

*The second half of this article 
will be published in the next issue. 


■|BPI^BK>r.>^HiPfl Guess whose 

birthday it is. 
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from all of your 
friends. We hope 

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Religion Editor 


The Southern Accent 9 

^Are you going to heaven or hell?' 

Don't let our judgmental attitudes be the reason people leave 
the church. 

"Are you going to heaven 
ir hell?" the sign asked in 
bold letters. The word "heav- 

en" was in pretty blue italics, 
while the letters in "hell" 
spouted flames. My first reac- 
tion to that sign as I drove by 
the church was one of min- 
gled disgust and annoyance. 
"Like that sign is really going 
to make anyone want to think 
about eternity," I thought. 
Probably the only thing it will 
accomplish is making 
Christians look shallow, irrel- 
evant, and judgmental. 

It got me thinking about 
how others view us as 
Christians, and specifically as 
Seventh-day Adventists. Too 
often we're seen, as a little 
judgmental, and too often I 
meet people who have turned 
away as a result. 

I was in a local fast food 

restaurant a few days ago 
when I got to talking with the 

It got me thinking 

about how others 

view us, as 

Christians arid 

specifically as 


Adventists. Too 

often, we're seen as 

a little judgmental... 

cashier. He had gone to 
Southern years ago, and he 

had been raised an Adventist. 
He kept saying "I used to be 
an Adventist," but there was 
no comment of "I still am." 

He joked about how there 
was plenty of guilt and blame 
to go around in the church. 
While it was obviously a joke, 
it didn't really feel like one. 
His words meant much more 
than that. I wavered between 
pit)' and outrage, and unfor- 
tunately I spent an awkward 
moment hoping the topic 
would change. I wasn't sure 
how to respond to the loose- 
ly-veiled accusation that my 
church was judgmental ~ 
mostly because I know that 
sometimes it is. Most of us 
have heard countless stories 
of people burned by the 

church. Some of us might be 
those people. 

I left the restaurant sin-' 
cerely hoping that nothing I 
had said or done had added 
to his attitude but had helped 
it instead. 

1 believe that Christianity 
is not just saying what you 
believe, but living it every 
moment of the day and mak- 
ing it relevant. Wlien Jesus 
was on this earth he drew 
people to him by loving them 
and then asked us to do the 
same. I hope that instead of 
putting up judgmental signs 
we focus on spreading 
Christ's love to others. 

Maybe that cashier at the 
restaurant will see the change 
and will want to come back. 

Hamilton offers unique worship style 

A Hamilton Community Church service is 
different from an ordinary church service. For 
starters, I heard they serve refreshments 
before the 11:30 service, but I didn't get there 
in time for those. 

When I did arrive, the first thing I noticed 
was the appearance. It certainly didn't look 
like any church that I was used to. The sanctu- 
ary was darkened and looked like the type of 
room used for a meeting or class, with comfy 
seats instead of pews. 

However, once I sat dovm and church got 
started, I didn't notice much of a difference 
•■etiveen this church and most others. They 
shared announcements and then moved into 
"le praise and worship service. I thought the 
music was good since I enjoy that style of 

This particular Sabbath, Nov. 12, was chil- 
"re'n's church, so at one point during the serv- 
"^ Ihe children got up and left. Before they 
"snt, I noticed that there were a lot of them. 
'" fact, the audience consisted mostly of 
>°«ng adults and families with children. 
^ Senior pastor Mark Bresee spoke on good 
j°* and that our purpose as Christians is to 

» Eood and spread blessings to other people. 

specially liked reading the verse, "For we 
J ' °°<i's workmanship, created in Christ 
• us to do good works, which God prepared 

, ' *°"eht to me that while I've been search- 
rii.^" and low for my purpose in life, it's 
front of me - to do the good works 
do from 

and enthusiastic. While I didn't go to Sabbath 
school, I noticed that the bulletin listed eight 
different classes for adults. The service was 
certainly contemporary and included drums 
during the songs and video segments on the 
big screens. While I enjoyed the change from 
the ordinary, I'm not sure I would go every 


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Lynn Taylor 
Opinion Editor 


Surprised by 'Good Night, and Good Luck 

•^ _ . , . . ^-- u^fnT-o an to thfi theater, time that hpin^ ^ , 

I saw "Good Night, ai 
Good Luck" last Thursday, 
odd occurrence for me as 

movie for the subject matter, before you go to the theater. 

We had the theater pretty No one plays the senator - his 

vou used that much to ourselves; there was words are his own, unedited, 

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typically don't go to movies 
"school nights" (when 
last ti: 

phrase?) but I went 
fabulous time. My managing 
editor came with me, as well 
as my brother. The jokes were 
great, but fairly journalism- 
oriented, so if you're not into 
the fall of Sen. McCarthy or 
journalism, don't bother. You 
can't until it comes out on 
DVD anyway because it was 
only in Chattanooga for three 
nights. But you can truck it 
on down to Atlanta if you real- 
ly want to see it on the big 

The film was so good that I 
was surprised when it ended, 
and it has a run time of 93 
minutes-not as long as "Lord 
of the Rings," but a long 

The film was so 
good that I was 
surprised when it 
ended, and it has a 
run time of 93 min- 

The film h; 
mentary footage of Sen. 
McCarthy, which one doesn't 
even notice unless you've read 
up about how it was shot 

making an extremely crisp 
black and white film. 

Watching the movie made 
me want to come up with my 
own tagline like his, but some- 
how, nothing seems to fit. 
Strathairn is such a good actor 
that Murrow comes to Hfe. I 
found nothing wrong with the 
film (distraction-wis.e) but I'm 
not known for catching 

anachronisms or other goofs. 

The one thing I found odd, but 

lot of docu- not distracting, was that CBS 
had a policy that no two 
employees could be married. 

McCarthy accuses Murrow 
of being a communist during a 

time that being accused ^ 
such could be losing your job 
or even being put in jaj] 
Murrow comes back to the 
accusations, but never loses 
his cool on air - he has a 
solemn look while he's 
addressing the camera and 
captivates you with his style. 
Journalism is a different 
animal now - we don't por- 
tray the news in the same way. 
Some say we pry too far into 
public figures' lives, some say 
we don't show the whole pic- 
ture. It's quite a challenge 
being a journalist now, com- 
pared to 50 years ago. We all 
have to hope we don't get 
accused of something like 
Murrow did. And if we do, we 
have to hope we can keep our 

A call to enforce Southern's dress code for the good of all 

Over the last few months 
there has been a petition cir- 
culating among the student 
body. This petition is request- 
ing that the faculty and 
administration here at 
Southern be more unified in 

The Girls 

enforcing the dress code. This 
petition does not ask for 
changes to be made in the 
dress code. It merely requests 
that teachers and administra- 
tors make a concerted effort to 
uphold the standard of dress 
as defined in the student 

Some reading this may 
think, "I'd rather be allowed 
more freedom to dress as I 
choose." Please understand 
that the dress code is not seek- 
ing to take away your freedom. 
It is preserving purity (both 
for men and women). 
Dressing in miniskirts or in T- 
shirts with sexual connota- 
tions emblazoned on them 
degrades the opposite gender. 
I myself have been extremely 
offended by some of the t-shirt 
phrases displayed on Southern 
students' apparel. As 
Christians we are called to be 

pure. We are called to live in 
such a way that would bring 
glory to God. We are responsi- 
ble for the purity of others as 
well as ourselves, and by 
dressing immodestly we may 
cause a brother or sister to 
stumble. Southern seeks to 
uphold God's desire for our 
purity by enforcing modesty in 

Others reading this may 
object to this petition, saying, 
"They should at least allow 
jewelry in the dress code," To 
these I would assert that the 
"no jewelry" policy is in place 
to promote glorification of 
God rather than self. Does 
wearing hoop earrings and 
bangle bracelets draw atten- 
tion to God or to yourself? We 
are called, as Christians, to 
dress with propriety. We 
should be more concerned 
about adorning our hearts 

with God's character than 
adorning our necks with jew- 
els. Southern's dress code and 
"no jewelry" policy uphold 
these biblical Christian values. 

Dressing in 

miniskirts or in T- 

shirts with sexual 


emblazoned on 

them degrades the 

opposite gender. 

Southern's standard 

regarding shorts is not as 
restrictive as it is educational. 
Dressing in slacks, skirts and 
other suitable attire promotes 
respect and professionalism in 
students. Southern seeks to 
train students to dress as they 

will once they have graduated 
and obtained employment in 
their field of experience. 

I thank Southern for taking 
a risk by having such high 
standards for its students. I 
thank the administration and 
faculty for being concerned 
about student purity, 
Christianity, and professional- 
ism. I thank the students who 
are actively involved in pro- 
moting the enforcement of the 
dress code through the circu- 
lation of this petition. 1 also 
thank each one of you readers 
who decide to take the initia- 
tive and fully adhere to 
Southern's dress code without 
A contrasting opinion 
will be printed next 


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Ben Mitzelfelt 

November 17, 2005 


Ethan Nkana 
Sports Editor 

The Southern Accent 11 


That's It dethrones defending champs 

Ethan Nkana 

That's It upset the defending 

Aampion Bncs 27-20 

Thursday night in the Mens 

flag Football championship. 

■We're only underdogs ■- 

everyone else's eyes - 

Edmn Urbina ofThat's It, just 

before the opening whistle. 
That's It got off to a rocky 

start when quarterback (QB) 

Jay Underwood threw a pass 

that was picked off by Jeff 

Johns. Jason Dunkel complet- 
ed his first tivo passes to Mike 
Knulson and Donnie Miller.but 
dropped the ball under pres- 
sure from rusher Scott Gooch. 
With the Bucs on the goal 
line, Gooch had his first of a 
trio of QB sacks, pushing the 
Bncs back 20 yards. On the 
ensuing play Dunkel connected 

mth Knutson for the touch- Oh the following drive 
down (ID), On the extra point Underwood threw a deep pass 
(XP) attempt, Miller received to his favorite target, Mark 
Ihe handoff from Dunkel and Cloutier, for the TD, but tliey 
lien connected with Knutson could not convert the XP and 
in the end zone. trailed 6-7. 

Urbina caught the XP pass 
from Underwood, taking the 
lead, 13-7. 

On tlie first drive of the sec- 
ond half Dunkel threw a fade 
pass to Miller for the TD fol- 
lowed by a pass to Knutson for 

With That's It up 20-14 late 
in the second half, Lucht inter- 
cepted a pass from Dunkel for 
the touchback. Under\vood 
widened the margin to 13 
points with a rushing touch- 

Michaelis-Woodard was 
ejected from the game after an 
altercation resulting from a 
pass interference call. Miller 
caught the TD pass, but Tliat's 
It spiked the ball on tlie ne.\t 
possession, ending the game as 

That's It battled injuries and 
scheduling conflicts through- 
but ended at the 

That's It switched to two With'Tliat's It on the oppos. 

rushers to hmit Dunkel's time ing goal line. Underwood found out the st 

in the pocket, which caused Ryan Lucht in the end zone top. "We' 

Dunkel to tlirow an errant pass who made an amazing catch, lot of adversity to wi 

that was intercepted by Eric skiUftilly planting both feet just Lucht after die victory. 

Michaelis-Woodard. before falling out of bounds. 

N.A.D.S. come out on top sweet 'N Spikey start strong 

It was the undefeated versus 
tlie underdogs' last Thursday 
night behind the Village 
Market. Carrie DeGrave led her 
shorthanded squad, DeGrave, 
onto the field against the 
N.A.D.S. who had not been 
beaten the entire intramural 
season. The N.A.D.S.' Ashley 
Shafer proclaimed before kick- 
off, "We are happy to make it 
"lis far, and we're sure we'll 
enjoy the game no matter who 

Despite die fact that their 
wst possession didn't bode too 
'jell, a turnover on downs by 
'W N.A.D.S. gave DeGrave a 
second chance to do some early 
Jamage. Though Carrie 
"eGrave dropped a hike to start 
ne possession, Shelly Haviland 
™nd some room to gain 25 
j'"ds for a 1st down. Two plays 
'"'". DeGrave made up tor her 
"*r error by catching a 25- 
'f", ^.'^^ '° P"' her team at the 
line on 4th down. But, 
°*'lv for the N.A.D.S., an 

."mplete pass was thrown. 

■ "' an impressive intercep- 
Ha",?"' ==■''"'* ™" by SheUy 

The NADS celebrate <>"" ^T Z^f^^^^^^""' ""' "' 
2005 to win tlie women's nag football championsnip. 

fho vards twice), Ashley Shafer (10 

Going the other way, the ^^^^'^'^j^'o^fene Guzman (5 

N.AD.S. had a few miscues o ya ds . and u ^^^ 

''-'' T; ^*prs""'l fund u". ca^ught a short 

rrS^1:ufJarbi:wbythe -chdow" Pass^to put^he 

defense to catch a very nice N^'U'=^ " ^ q„^„^„ 

— SmetCr^S ^I^^^^ve. high^ass on.a 


In the second half th 
N A.D.S. took over. Recovering 

, -i K./ ."^hplV 

two-point conversion, much to 
her teammates' satisfaction. 
After the celebratiori. 

;. TOOK ovn. .-.=w.~.~= Guzman exclaimed 

from a brief scare by Shelly ^^™ y„., ^^ve done it with- 

Haviland, where she intercept- Wecouiu ^ ^ ^_.^^^ 

., *iio w A n.s 

land , 


Haviland, wnere »!■= ""-•"■„ 
ed another pass, the N.AD.S, 

wem on to display a great pass^ Mlv Mittan sam, 

ing game with KeUyMlttan and Mb^ Minan ^^^ ^^^^ ^, 

Jennifer Huffman "lakms mce te^m ^^^ 

throws to Erin Lundquist (10 ever pi y 

out or quarterbacks-Jennifer 
Kauffman and Kelly Mittan. 
Kelly Mittan said, "I love our 

The wait is finally over. 
Volleyball season has begun. 
Unfortunately, just about half 
of One Love got the memo. 
Only five out of nine players 
on One Love took the floor 
against Sweet 'N Spikey on 
Monday night in the gym. 

Sweet 'N Spikey built an 
early lead in the first game as 
a result of a very well-bal- 
anced effort, although a few 
noteworthy performances 
came from Melissa Romaine. 
Not giving up any easy points, 
she took a perfectly-timed 
dive to keep the ball in play 
after a One Love spike. Later, 
she served One Love two 
spikes of iier own and helped 
push her team to a 25-11 win. 
A few miscues could've been 
avoided by the understaffed 
One Love to cushion the 
score, but they happened to 
let six easy serves hit the 
floor. Not only did they let 
them hit the floor, they 
watched them hit the fioor. 
And even though the officiat- 
ing was a little "fishy" in the 
first game. One Love still did- 
n't hustle for loose balls very 

The next game's outcome 
was not much different. 

though One Love did show 
considerable signs of life. 
Lauren Austin and Woodline 
Morency were very vocal to 
their teammates, and the 
squad wasn't glued to the 
floor when the ball came their 
way. As Sweet 'N Spikey 
began to look more and more 
comfortable with their lead, 
their play suffered as a result. 
Chevonne Kelly surprised 
everyone on the court when 
she made a terrific block to 
score for her team. She then 
served for three straight 
points to inspire her One Love 

But then. Sweet 'N Spikey 
quit laughing and giggling on 
the sidelines and went back to 
work. Rose Day fed One Love 
six aces, Katie Dexter came up 
big with an impressive spike, 
and the ivhole team complet- 
ed a number of perfect bump- 
set-spike plays. Up 23-9, Rose 
Day finished the competition 
off with two more serves to 
start the Sweet 'N Spikey sea- 
son off on a good note. 

Feeling refreshed after the 
25-9 win, Melissa Romaine 
said, "This season's going to 
be exciting" for Sweet 'N 


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The Southern Accent 

December i, 2005 


Volume 61, Issue 12 

Who is better? 
LeBron James 

Dwyane Wade 



ual Christmas on the Promenade. The select choi 

ICantonsingsiorouuuiciii a annuo. V.....-J . 

Canto, the men and women's choirs. 

Students celebrate Christmas 

students attended the third annual Christmas on the Promenade which included performances 
by select choirs and a lighting of the Christmas tree by Santa Claus. 

Part 2: 

Friends with 

I benefits costly 

Collegedale, Tenn. 

High 59 
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Elizabeth Blackerby 

Staff Writer 

, a.o„, the p™— , P';yfj^-net= ^Xalltl promenade, 
ushering people into the hoh- b^gin^S "}^^^^ P.^ ^^ ,^^ ^^„^„3 „( the community 

joined students and staff. 

day spirit. 

Tuesdlrni^hraVt^the^'s ^^l^^'^~, ""TZ ensemble played 

campus weleomed the holiday ^'o^^jy maior pen, ast ^^^^^„ j^„,i„, , j„„i„, m, 

season with thousands of Christmas in mo.a ^^^^ ._ ,, 

sparkling lights and the dent missionary. ^ _ > ^ . 

^ many 

families walking around 
together," said Esmond 

tnrv maior, tOOK m IU& aui 1U5H"- I 

ssionary. luiy . . j ' , . . ■ xuDito, a freshman music 

very excited about ™undmgs Foi e km ,az ,s Tup ^. ^ ^^.^ ^.^ 

..lajor. Tupito's 

favorite thing about Christmas 


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spdiMiii& .»&■"- excited aooui ruunuinB^- * •" — '" ■ -^ 

sounds of holiday music for . ' ™ ™>' g.^thern and a part of the Christmas spirit, 

the annual Christmas on the being back ^' S°uthe™ a y ^.^^ ^^ ^^„^ ^^ _ 

Promenade. S="!",? 'f;.*^ '*'"''"'' what Christmas is," he said, is seeing family again, 

at6Tp.m1n™ifeent'E '' stthe™ s iazz ensemble "You can feel Christmas inside 


Kelli Gauthier 

Staff Writer 

More than 70 percent of the 
Southern students who emoUed 
as freshmen in fall 2004 have 
returned for their sophomore 
vear-a 10 percent increase from 
last year's freshmen-to-sopho- 
more retention rate. 

According to data from 
records and advisement, tms 
year's retention rate of 73.4 Per- 
cent is Southern's second highest 

freshmen-to-sophomore reten- 
tion rate in more thanio years^ 
Vmita Sander, vice presiden 
of marketing and enroUm n, 
services, wants those numbers to 

be even higher nex-t year. 

who wants to stay and graduate 
there is always room 


-Cdrand^Holli. James, par. 

See Celebrate Pg. : 

Southern retention rate 
compared to other 
Adventist colleges: 

Andrew.s University-77'* 

Walla Walla College-71% 

Southern Adventust University-70% 

La sierra Universlty-66^ 

Pacific Union College-65% 

^ — „ ,„ I„n1( at come to Southern is the job 

. • rtn, formed three years ago to look at tome 

director of Southerns msnru- ^^jj,j.of freshmen retention. see Retention Pg. 3 

tional research and plaiming, are ^.^^ ^^^^^ students to 
committee mat yo 


■'It reminded me of home, 
he said. 

Other performances mclud- 
ed songs by the Collegedale 
ChUdren's Choir, a community 
beU choir, sUver brass and I 
Canton. Destiny Drama also 
participated by shanng a live 
nativity scene. 

Jeremy Mclntyre, a fresh- 
man music major and member 
of 1 Cantori, enjoyed participat- 
ing in the event. 

"It was really nice to be a 
part of Southern's Christmas 
traditions," he said. "I love 
Christinas, so ifs an honor to 
be a part of the traditions here 

at Soutiiem." 

KariShultz, director of stu- 
dent life and activities, coordi- 
nated the third annual 
Christmas on the Promenade, 
along with tile planning com- 
mittee. Previously the event 
was the Christinas tree lighting 
between Brock and Mable 
Wood halls. 

•The thing I Uke about what 
we've done differently, is the 
fact tiiat there is a lot of variety 
to fit different people's inter- 
ests," Shultz said. 

For the last event of the 
evening, a crowd gathered in 
front of Wright Hall around the 
new, 20-foot Christmas tree. 
The tree was sponsored by the 
Cohutta Springs Triathlon, 
Shultz said. Here Santa joined 
tlie celebration by way of fire 
truck to light the tiree. 

Sonya Reaves, a senior 
social work and Spanish major, 
summed up the evening. 

"Tlie whole thing is magi 

Melissa Mentc 


Mittens, hot cocoa, cozy P^a- 
mas, decorative lights and tiie 
spirit of Christmas are here. But 
the season wouldn't be complete 
witiiout festive, holiday music. 

The Southern Wind 
Symphony and Ja2z Ensemble 
Jffl perform Saturday, Dec. 3, a 
8 pm. during the annual 
Christmas Pops concert. 
Students can receive double con- 
vocation credit by attending tiie 
concert in nesP.E. Center. 

Ken Parsons, conductor of the 
wind symphony and jazz ensem- 
ble, invites shidents, faculty, staft 
and flie general public to listen to 
classic Chrismias songs. 

"It's going to be fan because 
it's familiar, but ifs always fresh," 
he said. "And Santa has his ten- 
dency of dropping by." 

Sophomore Vara Torres said 

she loves Christinas music^She 
Sd her husband plan to attend 

4he pops concert 

Songs like Go leu u "' 
!-■„" "Tittle Drummer 
Mountain, "tiie i- 
Bov" and "Sleigh Ride wJl be 
performed by the jazz ensemble, 
Lch featiires about l8 mem 
hers. The instraments include 
five saxophones, four trombones, 
four trumpets, drums, guitar, 
piano and bass. . 

^ Parsons said flie jazz pieces 
have become a very popular part 

of Uie program. 


player for bofli flie wind sympho- 
ny and jazz ensemble, said hvs 
favorite jazz piece is "GoTelliton 

the Mountam." 

-Ifs teal fun, and it switches 
styles," Quigley said. "It starts 
with a chorale like a hymn, then 
and back to rock" 



Sophomore Vara Torres saiQ an" "»-■" - 

Health center distance causes difficulties 

._ . ,r- „ „f the Monday flirough Thursday fram 

With flie University Health 
Center moving away from 
Tliatcher Soufli in October, shi 

a junior history major 

Tlie new location is a half- l» j t- — - 

mile away from Tliatcher Hall they do not 

and seven-tenths of a mile from -""■■•■'' '' " ' 
Talge. If a student does not have 

^. wu Hernd office manager of the Monday tlirough Thursday from 
access to a vehicle, tiie uphill Herod othce man S ^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^„ ,j„ 

walk may take lo mmutes or School of Joumausm ^ ^^ _. ^^ ^^ 

more. There is no sidewalk on Comnjumcations^ Fridays,itisopenfrom8a.m,.. 

the right side of tiie road, reqmr- .« *'^/*"'^''" ' ''t^healtii 12 p.m. After flie healfl. center 
ing ie smdent to cross to the ^^^^^'f^ ^^ "/.th^t cloL. nurses are on call to 1.- 

die any situations that anse. 

To provide more accessibili^' 
to tiie new location, the universi- 
ty is planning a new sidew* 
from the Hickman ScienK 
Center to the healfl. center, r 
well as adding more partai 

SfnoSerir l^g the s^de^t to cross to^e ^XZ:^:^^^ ^'^•^^- 
havlngadifhcnlttime "Uiei * *» ^ rstT- nrnUation , will be dleanys^iati 

get to the healfli center. For sta 
'"edftehealfli center one dents wifli a vehicle, there is very 

day to ask for a ride because I 1™" P-\"8' f * '^ "1"^ r 
wi sick, and fliey basically told taken up by health center 
me tiiat I needed to find my own employees. Arrangements can 
ride or walk," said Melissa Peny, be made widi Campus Safety for 

. ...i.:„. i„ transportation there from 8 a.m. 

but some people said 

transportation will 
ranged for the stiident to be 

taken to an area hospital, at the 

stiidenfs expense, said health 

center officials. 
. Students worry that the 

health center is not open long 

respond quickly care. 

Jth center is not open 10.15 •.^- — j .- 
,ugh to adequate be^dfliefacdity. 

Marty Hamilton, _ . 

--' ..,,, - "I was very sick one day and vice president ^ fi°»»* 

^""wtharatdentfliatneed- wer!t"up Jre, but fliey were ^d— atio"^ -^ p3 I 

ed to be taken to flie healfli cen- already closed, and it was on^y enon 6 ^^ ^ , 

ter, and after talMng to campus 5^30 [p.m.)," said Karma Mathi, fr'^^^ ^^^'^^^ possible, 

safety fliree times, tiiey told me a sophomore busmess major. manystiiaen 

fliey were too busy," said Janita The health center is open 

The Southern Accent Technology department adds new majOl 

The studcn yoke since 1926 

Omar Bourne 

I Megan Brauner Robin George Christie Aguirre 

I Chei-sea Ingush Michael Crabtree Shani Saylor 

I Matt Barclay Amner Fernanoilz Valerie Walker 

I Alex Mati^ison James Williams Devin Page 

1 Britni Brannon Jason Neufeld 

I Lynn Taylor Sara Bandel 


I Meussa Maracle ErikThomsen 


I Ethan Nkana K. Brownlow 


EusA Fisher 

Nikafj\ Robinson 


The technology department 
has a new architectural drafting 

"We're trying to broaden the 
scope of what we offer Adventist 
students," said Dale Walters, 
chairman of technolog>'. 

Students interested in draft- 
ing, architectural drawing, com- 
mercial building construction 
and machinery now have the 
opportunity to earn an associ- 
ates degree in technology and 
learn the skills needed for the 
industry', Walters said. 

Ray Carson, assistant profes- 
sor, said the two-year program 
will enable students to work as 

ment, making it possible for stu- 
dents to start their own busi- 

Walters and Carson meet reg- 
ularly with three local contrac- 
tors, a professional engineer, an 
architect and a structural-steel 
detailer to discuss the content of 

and advisement, ^f^"}^^ 
has worked very closely wli 
department .0 determin; ^^, 
to entice more teclin 
majors. She said die new*, 
give stiidents flie sub=«»^ 
fontinueonintoviabl «^« 

Tlie program c"^^*, 
two majors enrolled, soph 

Dave Turner, a local building 

contractor of 20 years, said he three. Kasts „„,.. 

wants to help Southern keep leave Southern to 6 jj, 

for the arcW^Segef _ 

providing a resource but can now ^^ay ^^1,. for' 

in direct relation to flie work "It's a great opp ^ 

field," Turner said. stiident hke me who 

Five new courses have been tecture. 

practices current. 

2 " he said. 


added to the program, ranging However, ^^ ^ 

from blueprint reading to 3-D department ne 
computer-aided design, or CAD. the new maJ"^^ assistant 1 


draftsman, primarily ivith expe- CAD drafting trains students to Jason DunKe , g^j H^ 

rience in drawing plans for resi- prepare technical draivings used tor of recrni ^^^^ teal" * 

dential homes. The program also m construction and manufactiir- part of a s"^'"? ^^^ AM"" 

requires courses in entrepre- ing. travels •l"™™^!,,,-— -r-^ 

neurship and busmess manage- Joni Zier, director of records See Tec^' 


iBackfire displays local hot rods 

The Southern Accent 3 

Retention cont. 

continued from Pg. 1 

^J Magsifoc 

f swdents and alumn. 
r ,Tfo the 2005 BacMire 

rcfshl sponsored by 
^dent Association, the evem 

Included cars ranging from 
I tettes and Mustangs o 
■ Honda Civics and Nissan 

' '"Mitbael Nichols, coordina- 
I tor ofthe event and owner of a 
mGdified Nissan 240SX, said 
I the event went well. 
I ^There's a lot more people 
I here than I thought there 
I would be," he said. 
I Nichols said a few unregis- 
Itered entries even showed up. 
DJ Jeff Andvik played live 
I music as students milled from 
I car to car. 

"It's a new opportunity to 
.explore students' interests," 
said Andvik, who. has com- 
posed music for 12 years. 

Amner Fernandez, who 
won one of the competition 
categories, said, "This is a 

play as well. Astrid Conibear, 
office manager for the educa- 
tion and psychologj' depart- 
ment, brought her '99 

"My son and his friends 
convinced me to bring the car 
down," Conibear said. "It's 
been fun." 

rs, did an 

Students showed off their hot rides during the Backfire Car Shoiv o 
Nov. 19 in Jones parking lot. 

great opportunity for students 
who like cars to have an activ- 

Though the car show dis- 
played mostly mens' cars, a 
participated also. 

Allyson Stone proudly dis- 
played her '91 BMW 325- 

"I love cars!" Stone said, 
"This just shows that girls car 
have nice cars to 

Faculty cars 


Brad Adam; 
rider for 14 
impromptu trick-riding 

demonstration on his Yamaha 
YZ 250F dirt bike. 

The competition results 
were as follows: 

* Steve Oskins won the 
audio competition with his '92 
Honda Civic. 

*Amner Fernandez won the 
show-car category with his '91 
Honda Accord. 

*Jared Weber won the 
tuner category with his '92 
Honda Civic. 

"Kevin Kurzynske won the 
domestic-class category with 
his '71 Corvette Stingray. 

•Jacob Mayor won the 
sports-car category with his 
'95 BMW M3. 

Students urged to participate Talge hosts open house: again 

of admissions and recruit- 
ing, Sauder said getting them 
to stay is the responsibility of 
every employee on campus. 

'The [retention] committee 
provides some system-wide 
improvements that allow fac- 
ulty and staff to connect bet- 
ter and to create an environ- 
ment which enables students 
to feel they have a place here 
at Southern," she said. 

School officials think one 
reason freshmen choose to 
stay at Southern is because 
they enjoy the department 
they belong to. 

Josh Michalski, a sopho- 
more international business 
major, said this was key in his 
returning to Southern. 

"I like the opportunities 
that I have within my major," 
Michalski said. "I knew that a 
business degree from 
Southern would have sub- 
stance and be recognized." 

Administration hopes the 
retention rate will increase 
for the 2005-2006 school 

Tech. cont. 

continued from Pg. 2 

Small tovvns are known for 
I strong community spirit, fre- 
I quently seen at park dedica- 
1 tions, parades and 4th-of- 
I July barbecues. Southern stu- 

i don't often experience tation 
I such small town events, but 
I Steve Ray wants 

I that to change. 

"Southern stu- 
I dents are an 
■ important part of 
lour community, 
e'd like to 

include local and state politi- 
cians, the , Ooltewah High 
School marching band and 
cheerleaders and floats rang- 
ing from golf carts to fire 
trucks. Ray hopes it will also 
include a Southern represen- 

Kelli Gauthier 

the change in schedule, it was 
a let down for some. 

"I'm a little disappointed 
because this is my last semes- 
'— in the dorm, and now I 

n't be able to experience 

would" hke to see 
what it's like," said 
Phihp Villasurda, a 
senior graphic 

,,_ .,. „t„ design major 

"Southern stu- ^^ ^^^^^ 

dents are an ^^3,^1^ th 

important part for 

few minutes 
get them involved of OUr COmmU- but isn't sure if he 
Ooltewah- nity, and we'd will stay longe- 


," ," V. "■-.»' " student clubs, 

ct.'tmas'!'*^ to get them ^^ stud ^^,^^^ ^^^ 

said Ray. 
of the 

annual parade ; 


of Stev 

involved in the 
Spirit of 
Parade," Ray 

The men of Talge Hall mil 
welcome visitors to their resi- 
dence for the second year in a 
row as thev host the ...... . -~ -— - - 

Christmas Open House decoratmg for^^ fte Op,,^ 

Sunday, Dec. 4, — Victoria Benson, 

from 6 p.m. to 8 jalge deans said ^ ^^^^^^ elemen- 
p.m. that this year's ury education 

"\ f 'slo do'tt open house will major. 

wanted us to do it "K „ , ^ ^^s 

again because be similar to f^ , 

ns Lo we're so talented those in past 

parade and fun," said Carl years and will 

Patterson, associ- j„g|ude refresh 
ate dean of men. n,e„ts, lots of ,.„..---- 

Deans from ■"?.'. .j-hts include refresh 

both residence Christmas lights ^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ 
halls said that in and a perform- 


Open House will 
be similar to 
those in past 

AAA Centei 
'u Ooltewah. 

The parade is < 
popular communi 
t)' event with mon 
*»n 1,500 people 

PWicipating in the parade Wednesday, Nov. 30 
'" year and hundreds more $20 registration tee 

.jdividual students 
are invited to par- 
t i c i P a t e . 
Registration forms 
were available at 
Ray's AAA Center 
in Ooltewah. The 
deadline for sub- 
mitting a registra- 
tion form was 

-. jear and hundreds more *iiu 1^6..^""- .,. „ p,.ntpr 

«*W„g from the sidelines, benefit the Samaritan Center^ 
Say said. Southern students nave 

„ The parade begins on Little participated in the pas . 

S*e Parkway^t Jac Gate G^"!-'- ^cSvel b^h: 

ends at the and^were wel ^^^^ 


Schwarz said the parade. 

a good way to represent 

Southern in the community. 

- aim euQs ai I 
J*ewah Middle School 
-Ringgold Road. 



I 'day, Dec. 4, beginning at 

ll'^^^ould last tor just 

"■' an hour, Ray said. It will 

■-- - Christmas lights 

reality, Talge is ance by the g„(j a perform- 
hosling the Open gon,n,unity Bell ance by the 

House again this Choir. Community Bell 

year to reduce the ^^^-^^ j^ft^r the 

number of events ^^^^^^ (he Student 

Thatcher Hall hosts. Association will hold its annu- 

This year Th^ •=''" ^^J^. j Christmas party in the 
hold the biennial Motner . jjall at 8:30 pm. 

Daughter Brunch in Februaiy^ Dimng ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ 
The Thatcher deans sad tney ^^^^^ creates for 

prefer to organize only one ''^^^■^^^ts, some, like 

big event per year. senior secondary education 

'"""aidJha whthesi- major Grant Graves, don. 

•I think partly they want o placejo ^^.^ ^^ ^^ 
show off their dorm smce they w ^J^^^ ^^ .^ ^,^ ^j^,,. 
did the remodeling, she said^ 

Although most of the 
women of Thatcher Hall say 
Tey understand the need for 

speaking to high-school jun- 
iors and seniors about 
Southern. Dunkel said he 
would like to make up a specific 
plan to market the new technol- 
ogy major. 

"It's an incredible additive to 
their already existing program," 
he said. "If we get the word out 
there, we can steer people in 
that direction." 

Holiday cont. 

conti nued from Pg- 2 

Along with the three selec- 
tions played solely by the jazz 
ensemble. Parsons said the 
wind symphony will play sacred 
pieces like "Once in Royal 
David's City," an English carol. 
However, he said one of his 
many favorites is "0 Magnum 

"It is just breathtakingly gor- 
geous," Parsons said. 

Seven dances from The 
Nutcracker" will also be per- 
formed, which Parsons said rely 
heavily on Uie woodwind sec- 
tion One particular dance, 
called the "Waltz of the 
Flowers," features tiie harp. 

Quigley said, "This concert is 
unique in the fact that it is more 
fun and light-hearted compared 
to otiiers throughout the year. 
There's a lot of energ)' to these 


For information c 

attide in the Nov. ., —"-•-;• ~ 

Michael Hills at 423-236-2785- 

4 The Southern Accent 



Thursday, DecemberlTaooc 

Snnreme Court tacldes abortion 
supreme v^v^" ^^ ^b^t.on 

,.„^ Thp swing vote iii »upk. 

rhXtr„raNew Hampshire 

law that requires a parent be tola 
Wore a daughter ends her pregnn^ 
cv an emotional showdown in ine 
court's first abortion rights case m 

'-NrChief Justice John Roberts 
seemed sympathetic to the state, tat 

other justices said they wer 
that the law does not make an excep 
tion for minors who have a medical 
^-T^St did not appear satisfied 


struck down the law, one ui u 

J ,1,0 nn.intrv that require 
around the country i"o ■* 
parental involvement when a teen 
seeks an abortion. 

Although the case does not chal- 
lenge the 1973 Roe v. Wade rulin 
that said abortion is a fundamental 
constitutional right, the stakes are 
still significant and could signal 
where the high court is headed under 
Roberts and after the retirement of 
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. 

Abortion was a prominent subject 
in Roberts' confirmation hearings and 
has emerged as a major issue in 
President Bush's nommation ot 
appeals court Judge Samuel Alito to 
replace O'Connor, who has been the 

swing vote 

"S**'^' . ,»r. demonstrated out- 
As protesters demon ^^^^ 

side, the -fj;„\iX:ith justices 
raCrre^Hher'and over the 

'^XT Hampshire Attorney Genera, 

r:;fio"?o"aVw abortions when a 

tion restrictions should include 
health exception justices 

O'Connor, along with Justic 
Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer 
anXthBaderGinsburg-roe in 

„n how doctors would avoid oeing 

an abortion if a severely sick mino 
did not want to notify a P'lfent and a 
judge was unavailable to provide the 
"^^Srtrr:. problem here for 
the doctor who's on the line, 
°'tto1nto„in Scalia, however, 
said; "It takes 30 seconds to place a 
phone call" to a judge. 

A Senate vote is planned for 
January on Alito, who is expected to 
be more receptive to abortion restric- 
tions than O'Connor 

Garrett Nudd Photographs 

Christmas shoppers losing steam 

NEW YORK (AP) - The 
nation's retailers had a modest 
start to the holiday shopping 
season as consumers jammed 
stores on Black Friday in higher 
numbers than a year ago, but 
seemed to lose interest once the 
early-bird specials were over. 

"There was a lot of hype, a lot 
of promotions and lot of people, 
but the results were on the luke- 
warm side," said Michael P. 
Niemira, chief economist at the 
International Council of 
Shopping Centers, estimating 
that the weekend's sales were 
down from a year ago. 

Analysts said there was heav)- 
shopper traffic for the day after 
Thanksgiving-known as Black 
Friday because the surge ot 
shoppers supposedly pushes 
stores into profitability for the 
year. Consumers apparently lost 
their enthusiasm. 

"If you give Americans a bar- 
gain, they will get up whatever 
time to take advantage of It J» 
I don't think this weekenU 
turned out to be as big as retai- 
ers hoped," said C. Brii 
Beemer, chairman of A™"''"; 
Research Group, based m 
Charleston, S.C. 

1 Search continues for miners^bodies 

"•i ' .:£=:. 

Rescuers sit on their positions at the Dongfeng Coal Mine 1 ^^^ ^^ys of 
HeUongjiang Province on WcHineaday, Nov. 30, 2005. Alter jiuian 

searcliSg, rescuers at a collapsed coal mine in northeast Cluna,e^„e»t i 

I agree on the number of miners missing, further underbmngU^^^e.-.Tl';, , 
lack of success in improving safety m the disaster-plaguMlma^^^ - ^ ^ „scu j 

. sion Sunday at the Dongfeng Coal Mine ttilled at least le .^ . 

were still combing the debris for more bodies, state mema ^^^^^^ 


Current Events 

The Southern Accent 5 

U.S. blamed for kidnapping 

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A 
peace group blamed the 
United States and Britain for 
the abduction of four activists 
shoiMi in an insurgent video, 
saying the kidnapping was the 
direct result of the occupation 

of Iraq. 

Meanwhile, m the central 
to^vn of Baqouba, unidentified 
gunmen opened fire on a 
minibus early Wednesday, 
killing nine construction work- 
ers and wounding two others, 
the Diyala police said in a 

After a monthslong hiatus 
in the kidnapping of foreign- 
ers, tele%'ision footage on 
Tuesday once again showed 
Westerners held captive: A 
German archaeologist - bound 
and blindfolded - kneh among 
masked gunmen in one video. 

Four frightened peace activists 
were shown in another blurry 

The latest attacks are part of 
a new wave of kidnappings 
pohce fear is aimed at disrupt- 
ing next month's national elec- 

Christian Peacemaker 

Teams, a group that has had 
activists in Iraq since October 
2002, said it was saddened by 
the video of their workers. The 
workers, the group said, were 
working against the occupa- 
tion of Iraq. 

"We are angry because what 
has happened to our team- 
mates is the result of the 
actions of the U.S. and U.K. 
government due to the illegal 
attack on Iraq and the continu- 
ing occupation and oppression 
of its people," the group said. 

Snowflakes light up the night 

Automobiles travel past a seasonally decorated Saks Fifth Ave 
building Wednesday Nov. 30, 2005 in New York. 

Milk compensation battled in Congress 

I ^^^ •Republican lawmakers, per- 
haps the biggest battle facing 
I House-Senate negotiators on a 
mge budget bil isn't a high- 
1 profile issue like cutting food 
I stamps and Medicaid or open- 
I '"S a stretch of pristine Alaskan 
I toast to oil driUing 
' 'I'smilk. 

I , Specifically, it's the Milk 
ntome Loss Contract program 
y pays daily farmers when 
Pices drop. 

For some, like Rep. Mark 
^ een of Wisconsin and Sen. 
™|< Santomm of Pennsylvania, 
"? Politiral lives could be at 
H?°,"^'<^s dotted by famUy 

S'"" colleagues from 
I a?'™ ^'^Mwth much larg- 
ely operations, 
i^^rapared with hot-button 
I over .t '"'*™^ GOP battle 
4o Milk Income Loss 

Contract program seems pretty 
obscure. The program expued 
Sept. 30. Extending it for two 
more years would cost taxpay- 
ers $1 billion. 

Green and Santorum are 
among the few Republicans fac- 
ing challenging statewide cam- 
paigns in states won by 
Democratic presidential candi- 
date John Kerry in 2004. Both 
are pulling out all the stops as 
they try to revive the milk pro- 

Green is running to unseat 
Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. 
Jim Doyle; Santorum is lagging 
in the polls in his bid for re-elec- 
tion. Then there's Rep. Mark 
Kennedy, R-Minn., running for 
the Senate. Two weeks ago, he 
cast the decisive vote in the 
House to pass a $50 billion 
deficit reduction bill after 
receiving assurances that the 
milk program would get new 

A two-headed Olive Ridley turtle hatchling 
made available by tlie World Wildlife FoundaHon that was talicn 
near Ostional, Costa Rica, on the northern Paciiic coast , Nov. 20, 
2005. Ostional, Costa Rica is one of the three main beaches in the 
world where Olive Ridley turtle arrive in mass to lay their eggs. 
The turtle was set loose into the ocean on Nov. 25. 

Bush defends war policy 


President Bush gave an 
unflinching defense of his war 
strategy on Wednesday, refus- 
ing to set a timetable for U.S. 
troop tvithdrawals and assert- 
ing that once-shaky Iraqi 
troops are proving increasingly 
capable. Democrats dismissed 
his words as a stay-the-course 
speech with no real strategy for 
success. Bush recalled that 
some Iraqi security forces once 
ran from battle, and he said 
their performance "is still 
uneven in some parts." But he 
also said improvements have 
been made in training and 
Iraqi units are growing more 
independent and controlling 
more territory. 

Movie reawakens Narnia interest 

(AP) During the 42 years 
since his death, the prolific C.S. 
Lewih has never failed to lure 
hordes of fans through his writ- 
ings nor has the Oxford and 
Cambridge literature scholar 
ceased to rouse antipathy from 
religious skeptics. 

Now next week's release of 
the lavish Disney-Walden 
Media film "The Chronicles of 
Namia: The Lion, the Witch 
and the Wardrobe," based on 
the first of Lewis' seven chil- 
dren's novels, is creating a new 
round of Lewis mania. 

Beside parallel marketing 
blitzes for religious and secular 
audiences, new editions of 
Lewis' works have been pub- 
lished, as have numerous books 
and articles about him and the 

film. There are new study 
guides, lectures, Internet chat- 
ter, audiotapes, music CDs. 
games ... and one legal threat. 

Americans United for 
Separation of Church and State 
has informed Florida Gov. Jeb 
Bush that he offended tlie U.S. 
Constitution by choosing 
"Lion" for his state's annual 
student reading campaign 
because it's "filled with allu- 
sions to Christianity." 

True enough, the lion of 
"Lion" is a Christ figure and the 
other novels are filled mth bib- 
lical themes - though like many 
young readers, "Harry Potter" 
creator J.K. Rowling says she 
"adored" Lewis' stories and 
only grasped their Christian 
inspiration as an adult. 

Family and friends mourn Marine 

U.S. Marine All- f bor^^ Pre-n^^^^^^^ ,^,, cpl. 

duriDg the graveside ^^"^^ !^"' "^oq. «( Twin Oaks Memorial 
Tyler Troycr Wednesday, Nov. 3°•,^°^^'^^^^^ -^ jp^q Saturday 
Gardens near Albany, 0«- J^f/ J -, ^ncle Oregon National 

NOV. X9. =^005. Behind Dabom^e^T«y ^^^^ „. brother 

Guard member Fred Felde. lyier «'■'". 
Michael Samard; and fiance Megan Oswald. 

The government's decision 
to allow airline passengers to 
carry small scissors is part of a 
broader shift in airport securi- 
ty, focusing more on keeping 
explosives off planes and less 
on stopping another Sept. 11- 
type attack. Rep. John Mica, 
R-Fla., chairman of the House 
Transportation Committee's 
aviation panel, applauded the 
decision as a welcome change 
in the mindset of the 
Transportation Security 


U.S. and Iraqi troops 
launched a joint operation 
Wednesday in an area west of 
Baghdad used to rig car 
bombs, while American sol- 
diers rounded up 33 suspected 
insurgents in a sweep of south- 
ern parts of the capital. About 
500 Iraqi troops joined 2,000 
U.S. Marines, soldiers and 
sailors in a move to clear 
insurgents from an area on the 
eastern side of the Euphrates 
river near Hit, 85 miles west of 
Baghdad, the U.S. command 
said in a statement. 


Security concerns following 
the July bombings in London 
have prompted the University of 
London's Imperial College to ban 
clothing that obscures the face, 
including the full veils some 
Muslims wear. 

The new dress code, in effect 
about a month, allows hoods and 
scarves which only cover the head 
as long as the entire face is visible. 

The policy is raising concern 
among some Muslims. Ajmal 
Masroor, spokesman for the 
Islamic Society of Britain, said 
the college should not dictate the 
clothing worn. 


1. Prevent 

4. Cathedral section 
8. Strike sharply 
i2.King's better 
13 .Date tree 
i4.Paper sheet 
ly.Yemeni port 

18 .Disclose 

19 .Most orderly 

33.Short jacket 

35.Showy flowers 
39 .Wild ox 
43.Sacred image 
47.Small landraass 

48. Refute 

gi Sea Scrolls 

52. Pelvis parts 

53 Plaines 

54.Marine predators 
se.Gallery display 


1. Sheet of cotton 

2. Yearn for 

3. Film spool 

4. Inclined 

5. Golf standard 

6. David's weapon 

7. Host 

8. Lover's quarrel 

9. Fill the hull 
lO.Many years 
11. Confined 
i6.Reunion goers 
20.0n the beach 
22.Digestion need 

23.At least one 
24.Ship's journal 
25.Jungle crea- 
28.Magic potion 
29.Legal matter 
30.Rocky miner- 
33.Tiny portion 
37.Classic song 
38. Stirs up 
42.Govt. agents 
44.Musical con- 
45.More than 
46.Tree nursery 

Robin George 

Head Cartoonist 


Left Field by Michael D. Crabtree 


Decemb er i, 2005 

The Southern Accent 7 



Head cartoonist 



^h g^ part of Scuthem 

Miner Fernandez 


Roommate Troubles 

Jason Neufeld 

"I asked you to 

stop by the campus 

shop and find 


'^hursdayT o^^^g;:^ 

Britni Brannon 
Alex Mattison 
Lifestj'les Co-Editors 


Part 2: Friends with benefits 

Experts and students agree, the consequences outweigh the benefits 

K ther- 

If two consenting adults 
can come together with an 
understanding that all they 
want from the other person is 
a consensual, physical rela- 
tionship and nothing more- 
no dates, no gifts, no talking- 
and they're OK with that, then 
what's wrong with friends 
with benefits? 

"It's unbiblical," said 
Nathan Krause, a senior the- 
ology major. "If it's not appro- 
priate in a boyfriend/girl- 
friend situation, what makes 
you think it's appropriate in a 
friend situation?" 

Everybody knows the Bible 
doesn't support sex between 
friends, but what about an 


"I don't think that it' 
healthy. It's relegating 
just an act, wh( 
to be something much 
said Dr. Raymond Br 
marriage, family and st 
apist in Cleveland, Tenn., and 
member of the American 
Association of Sex Educators, 
Counselors and Therapists. 
"Wlien you take it out of an 
intimate relationship, then 
you see sex as a selfish thing. 
It's about separating intimacy 
from the sexual act, which is 
sabotaging it." 

School of Religion Dean 
Ron Clouzet doesn't believe 
that a friend with benefits is a 
good thing either. He sees it 
as abuse and the exact oppo- 
site of what God wants in a 

"It immediately lowers 
your value of other people, 
and that means you're only 

using people for what they can 
offer you," he said. "They're 
going to want a family at some 
point, but they won't know 

"It immediately 
lowers your value 
of other people, 
and tliat means 
you're only using 
people for what 
they can offer you." 

-Ron Clouzet lust. 

"Once I see them talking to 
someone else, it's all over. 'I 
don't want him, but you can't 
have him either' emotions 
always get involved eventual- 
ly," said Lucy*, a senior public 
relations major. 

Students who have had a 
friend-with-benefits relation- 
ship in the past don't neces- 
sarily think it's the best thing 
either. To many, it seems like 
a good idea on paper, but all 
too often the consequences 
forgotten in the name of 

how to do it because they will 
be used to using people. It's 
the ultimate in a disposable 

Besides thinking it's moral- 
ly wrong, some argue that it 
just, plain doesn't work, even 
if you lay out the rules before 

"I think it's kinda crappy 
because you're investing time 
and emotion into something 
that is going nowhere," said 
Maureen**, a senior public 
relations major. "And you're 
making yourself look kinda 
easy and giving yourself a bad 
reputation at the same time." 

*Naiaes have been changed 

Places to go... People to see Dec. 1 through Dec. 8 

Out on the town: Events in the Chattanooga area Close to home: Events around Southern 

What: "A Christmas Story" (Chattanooga 'Dicatre Centre) 
Date/Time: Dec. 3 (8 p.m.), Dec. 4 (2:30 p.m.) and Dec. 8 (7 p.m.) 
Venue: Main stage at the theatre centre 
Price: $8+ for students 

What: Chattanooga's Holiday Starlight Parade 

Date: Dec. 3 

Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Venue: Begins at Miller Plaza and ends at Ross' Landing 


What: Oollewah/Collegedale Christmas Parade 
Date: Dee, 4 
Time: 3 p.m. 

Venue; Little Debbie Parkway 

or call Steve Ray at (423) 238-5226 

What: "Polar Express" 3-D Movie 

Date: Dec. 1 through Dec. 15 

Time: 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Friday through Sunday onlv) 

Venue: IMAX 3-D Theater 

Price: TBA (check Web site) 


What: -Mystery at tlie TV Tdk Show" (Murder Mystery Dimier Sho^vs) 

Date: Thursdays ' 

Time: 7 p,m. 

Venue: Vaudeville Cafe 

Price: $19,50 (includes beverages, dinner & dessert) 


What: "Mystery at the Redneck-ItaUan Wedding" (Murder Mystetv 

Dinner Shows) ■' ^ 

Date: Saturdays 

Time: 8:30 p.m. 

Venue: Vaudeville Cafe 

Price: $24.50 (includes beverages, dinner & dessert) 


Hot Place-the Central America Tropics" by Dr. 

What: Lectureship on The Rise and Fall of Biblical Archaeology" by Dr. 
Tliomas W. Davis 
Date: Today 

Venue: Ackerman Auditorium 
Note: Convocation credit given 

What: "Cool Biology 

James Adams 

Date: Today 

Time: 7:30 p.m. 

Venue: Hickman Science Center; Room 114 

Note: Convocation credit given 

^te! D^e'j''''^'' ^°P' ^""^^ (performed by the SAU Wind Symphony) 

Time: 8 p.m. 

Venue: lies P.E. Center 

Note: Double convocation credit given 

What: Open House 
Date: Dec. 4 
Time: Begins at 6 p.m. 
Venue: Talge Hall 

What: Brassin 

Date: Dec. 4 

Time: 7 p.m. 

Venue: Ackerman Auditorium 

Note: Convocation credit given 

What: SA Christmas Party 
Date: Dec. 4 
Time: 8:30 p.m. 
Venue: Dining Hall 

(a performance by a brass quintet) 




Open House being b 

Talge Hall again? 

"It malies d 
orating less 



happy "bfl 
I because *;L 
I guys get ■'"I 
I years in'' 
I row." 

Lisa Wilson 

:^:i;;^^JH ^ecember i, 2005 

jlelissa Maracle 
Religion Editor 


A look at how to defeat addictions 

STANLEY' Stevenson 


"addict"-- that's 

Really? Have you ever tried 
10 get out of a relationship that 
you know is bad for you but you 
keep hanging on, and you keep 
getting hurt? How many times 
have you tried to stop playing 
those video games that keep 
you up all night and which con- 
tribute to your plummeting 
GPA? Can you really go a week 
without chocolate? Can you go 
a couple of days without surfing 
the net for porn? 

What word pictures come to 
your mind when you think of a 
sex addict? "Pervert," "sleazy," 
"dirt)' old man," "peeping 
Tom"? Could it be your room- 
mate, the guy in your prayer 
group or you? 

The biggest, most active sex 
organ you have is your brain. 
Christ clearly states that sexual 
immorality need not involve 
actual physical contact, just the 
thought of it. For some, just 
looking at another person or 
even a picture of another per- 
son is enough to set in motion 
and sustain a cycle of sexual 

The traditional Christian 
response to addiction is that it 
Is sin and must be dealt with 
ac'cordingl\'. Soudiem has poli- 
cies requiring students to com- 
mit to abstinence from certain 

addictive practices upon admis- 
sion. These steps are, of course, 
correct for the many forms of 
addiction diat leat'e a trail of 
physical, spiritual, financial, 
and emotional destruction and 
violation. But do these efforts 
prevent and "cure," allowing a 
deeper, more compassionate 
understanding of the person? 

Pornography addiction is 
rampant in this country. We 
are being blitzed from the web^ 
the checkout stand at Walmart 
and every airport news stand. 
From pre-teens to preachers in 
the pulpit, people are strug- 
gling. Even here among us peo- 
ple are struggling. Pornography 
addiction is a compulsive and 
obsessive pattern of private 
behaviors and. attitudes that 
trap a person in an unhealthy 
cycle of lust. Sexualized images 
are substituted for real persons 
and the addict comes to feel an 
intimate connection with them 
in a fantasized "relationship." 
These "perfect beings" are 
always willing to seduce, reveal, 
rescue £ind charm the viewer 
without resistance. They don't 
require relational effort or com- 
mitment and they are never 
jealous. Using pornography is a 
way to help addicts feel loved, 
powerful, even desirable. 
Looking at pornography 
becomes an obsession and 
takes control ,of a person's life, 
increasing in frequency and 

escalating over time to 
riskier and m. 

What is so damaging is that 
someone addicted to pornogra- 
phy has an increasingly difficult 
time relating to "real world" 

Christ clearly states 
that sexual immorality 
need not involve actual 
physical contact, just 

the thought of it. 

people and becomes isolated. 
There is no way any average 
physical person can compete 
witli an air-brushed beauty. The 
shame and guilt of looking at 
porn leads to looking at pom to 
relieve the shame and guilt. 
And so the cycle goes. 
Pornography addiction is an 
arousal addiction as opposed to 
a satiation addiction like food, 
drugs or alcohol. What makes 
it so difficult to recover from is 
that it is the most private of all 
addictions. There are none of 
the usual signs of addiction like 
binge drinking on Saturday 
night, narcotic prescription 
drugs or cigarette breath. The 
"drug" is the image on a flicker- 

We should obey like Noah 

CEcia-\ Luck 


Im sure Noah had some 
questions after God told him 
"hat he needed to do. He may . 
Mveeven asked God to repeat 
•te command, just to make 
>"re he heard everything 
"EM Ti,e people (,f jhe earth 
"M become wicked. God was 
6°'"g to destroy the earth 
"1ft a flood. God told Noah to 

"'1 an ark, even gave him 
'"^'ructions on materials and 
"'"lensions. Then He told 
' ™n to bring two of every 
Xr V =">imal into the ark. 
(„,'">= also to collect food 
I '« animals and his fami- 
ofN .""="" '^Pare the lives 
thn ' ^'^ f^'ly and all of 
lo be 'T*™s was going 

S"> God 

he did what God commanded. 
The people living in the 

When Noah told 

them why, they 

probably laughed at 

him and told him he 

was crazy. Noah 

himself, at times, 

probably even 

thought about giving 

up, thinking that he 

would really go 

crazy if he had to 

hammer in one more 


' Noah to undertake. 
1 Was going to estab- 
covenant with Noah, so 

area probably thought noth- 
ing of it when Noah first 

began, to build. Once the 
structure grew larger in size 
though, I'm sure they started 
to question him about it. 
When Noah told them why, 
they probably laughed at him 
and told him he was crazy. 
Noah himself, at times, prob- 
ably even thought about giv- 
ing up, thinking that he would 
really go crazy if he had to 
hammer in one more nail. Biit 
he continued to follow God s 
command anyway, despite 
what was around him. 

Should it not be the same 
ivith us? We live in a sinftil 
world, and it's not always easy 
to follow what God has com- 
manded us to do. We may suf- 
fer and feel alone. Yet, just 
like God's promise to Noah, if 
we follow through with our 
part, God mil follow through 
'ivith His part and show us our 
rainbow in the end. 

ing monitor or the sultry, 
smirking face calling from a 
glossy page. Addicts get their 
high (ahered state) through 
their eyes and then store those 
pictures in their bram to be 
recalled at any time and 
enjoyed. Addicts don't only 
indulge in their habit while 
looking at erotic images, they 
can be walking down the street, 
sitting in a church pew, stand- 
ing in line in the cafeteria or 
kneeling in prayer. 

Addiction to pornography is 
a disease that requires spiritual, 
psychological and emotional 
treatment. We need more edu- 
cation about tliis secret vice 
that silently enters lives which 
are spiritually well-guarded 
against Satan's many other 
more obxious ploys, yet vulner- 
able to this addicdon hidden 
deep in die corners of the mind. 
We need to know how to reach 
diose who are so locked up in a 
cycle of guilt and shame that 
diey cannot reach out for help. 

Addiction to pornography is 
ultimately addiction to sin; and 
we are all in the same boat. 
Paul, in writing to the Romans, 
articulates die struggle we .ill 
face. "I don't understand 
myself at all, for I really want to 

do what is right, but I can't. I do 
what I don't want to - what I 
hate. I know perfecdy well that 
what 1 am doing is \vrong, and 
my bad conscience proves that I 
agree with these laws I am 
breaking. But I can't help 
myself, because I'm no longer 
doing it. It is sin (addiction) 
inside me that is stronger than I 
am that makes me do diese evil 
things. Who will free me from 
my slavery to this deadly 
nature? Thank God! It has 
been done by Jesus Christ our 
Lord. He has set me free." 
(Romans 7:15-17. 25, Living 

If you or someone you know 
is addicted to pornography, you 
can find help at sites like 



There are also counselors 
trained in sex addiction treat- 
ment in tlie area. There are also 
self-help groups like Sex 
Addicts Anonymous. The social 
work department can direct you 
to dlese and odier r 

Stanley Stevatscn is a 
profiessor in the genial 
work department. 

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Thursday, December i 


OpinionL^— ^ 

S;iSXa^a^^_ -- — j^T;;;:rPT^^SessoFinakes an appeal 

T^^T^T^^from the editor p^i'-'^'^ 

Letter llUm ,.,..en.s,asU.ue ^^^^^T^^ — o. eo„.„... 

It was brought to my 
attention that the bene- 
friends article in Issue u 
has caused discussion 
among students, faculty 
and staff. 

I realize that some may 
be upset that the Accent 
published this article. One 
staff member said they 
were very disappointed 
that this was allowed and 
concerned that students 
feel they can write whatev- 
er they want. We at the 
Accent simply seek to 
address issues that affect 
the students on a daily 
basis. To say we feel we can 
do as we please because it 
is a student publication is 

Others are concerned 
that Southern's reputation 

has been tarnished as a 
result of the article. 
Nothing is wrong ivith try- 
ing to uphold a clean repu- 
tation, but if in the proress 
we neglect issues that 
affect our students, then 
our priorities are wrong. 
Many students have said 
they came to Southern to 
make a change in their 
■lives. I, for one, knew noth- 
ing about Southern or its 
reputation prior to enroll- 
ment Students looking to 
change their livre have to 
deal with issues like bene- 
friends, drugs, alcohol, etc. 
The purpose of the arti- 
cle was not to state 
whether Southern, the 
church, or the Accent con- 
done this type of lifestyle, 
but to discuss the issues. 
Academic dean Steve 

stituents recognize that 
students need to have a 
safe place to propose ideas 
and obtain reactions from 
students and faculty. He 
added that he encourages 
more discussion, not less 
Are we as faculty, staff and 
smdents going to continue 
to discuss how offended we 
were by the article, or are 
we going to address the 
issue presented? 

The image of the school 
is the sum of the lives of 
those who attend 
Southern. While there are 
those who subscribe to fhis 
tjpe of lifestyle, the Accent 
believes that most students 
here do not. However, we 
must still be willing to dis- 
cuss difficult issues like the 
one illustrated in the arti- 
cle. Arguing helps 

The Accent's last issue 
(Nov 175 tackled some 
controversial subjects and 
in eyes of some students 
and staff, did so poorly. 

Student writers and 
editors leam by pubksh- 

"^'s risky. It's out there 
instantly for all to see... 
warts and all: 

There's no taking it 
back. And unfortunately 
there will be mistakes. 

But let's remember the 
tion So why should the 
university, as the official 
pubUsher, put up with a 
paper that includes factu- 
al mistakes and ertors of 
judgment? My answer is 
we shouldn't. That's why 
we have a student media 
board and a faculty advis- 

er for each student publi- 
cation. But the Accent 
must remain a student- 
run newspaper. When par- 
ents, prospective students 
and accrediting bodies 
evaluate the strength of 
Southern's journalism 
program, they aren't 
counting mistakes m the 
newspaper. They want to 
toow if we truly have a 
student-ran newspaper. 

I consider the Accent 
one of our strongest 
recruiting tools. Students 
respect the fact that it's not 
a mouthpiece of the 
administration. From a 
student's point of view, 
that speaks volumes of 
credibility. And I give 
credit to a university who 
is wiUing, within limits, to 
tolerate a student-led dis- 

of controversial 

If you feel strongly 
about what y""'-" — j ■' 

1 note to 

the Accent, send a i,un 
the newspaper editor, the 
section editors. ..or even 
the individual writer. 
Encourage your friends to 
do likewise. These bud- 
ding journalists need to 
hear from readers. They 
are making judgments as 
to what's appropriate for a 
Christian university 

newspaper, what's in good 
taste, and if content is fair, 
balanced and accurate. 
-Stephen Ruf is a 
professor in the School 
of Journalism and 
Student Media Board 

'"'otesare concerned Academic dean Steve cle. Argumg ... .... 

that southerns reputadon pawiuk said our con- Fapiiltv member shaies concems 

President addresses concern Facul^ me _ 

£_ t k,.f I akn we seek to cover up those 

The university has ^ents confront but 1*0 « -* J„,p„. 

received calls of distress beheve that the context ot b=u ^ . 

«. .he last issue of the ^^f^^^^^^^ S oft^e admimstr. 

liosphere that leaves the don. We need to deal with 

reader with a clear under- real issues on camptis m a 

standing of the position of balanced way that truly 

,,!_i f ii,„ A,.„ont pHiimtps and does not Qis- 

Accent containing "The 
benefits of benefriends " 
The article could have led 
reader to believe that 


University supports 
dones casual sex, which 

diis lesson. 

ieve that standing of the position oi uaianc.. .■»."■- ---. 
Mvcntist the publisher of the Accent educates and does not dis- 

- Southern Adventist tort. 
r;p;';a;ual'sex wMchis university. And clearly the I hope this will be 
dones casual sex, wnicn s , learning expenence for all 

BSrS Si^^ ^^^?r^ 
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tT^'lncl satioTs n^ell^^^those who guilds the potential oHo^g 

S Accent persomiel it is have expressed concern term dysfancbon m future 

larthatflieyhavelearned about Southern pretending relahoi^hips. 

S"„„ ■ issues like those raised m -Gordo.. Bielz 

*ould be the article do not exist on a President 
Christian campus and that 

, „,„ disturbed by your 
recent articles about 
"friends ivith benefits" and 
about usmg prescription 
di-ugs to enhance perform- 
ance on exams. The neu- 
tral tone of botii these arti- 
cles left the impression 
that your editors made no 
judgment about the wis- 
dom, the morality or any 
other aspect of the activi- 
ties being described. 
Furthermore, there were 
numerous details uicluded 
in each that would make it 
possible for any student 
sufficiently tempted by die 
benefits you so fully 
described to get on their 

computer and order a sup 
ply of drags from an "over 
the-border" pharmacy, oi 
maybe to sign up for a 
"friend' of a certam sort. 

To this reader, each 
came across as a form of 
advertising! Like any 
good advertisement, each 
gave a great deal of infor- 
mation, apparently aimed 
at convincing us of the 
value of tiie "product" and 
made sure we all knew just 
what it was we should be 
looking tor. I'm willing to 
accept fliat flie mtent of 
the writer and of the 
Accent was not to increase 
the incidence of these 

activities „.. -- 
but our students - includ- 
ing those who perhaps had 
heard about tiiese things 
but hadn't taken the affii-. 
mative steps to find out 
more -were suddenly pre- 
sented with everythios 
needed to bring them 6 
get involved, or not. 1 
hope that die temptadoa 
didn't overwhelm some- 
one but it seems to m 
tiiat it easily could have 
We can do better thai 


biology protest''- 

1 believe we should be the article do not exist on a rres.uen. „„...„™ „ „ ^ 

Se lres:e:S;:.;me;runnecessary Student replies to dress code artide 

... , * ^^^M^u^^.. w>ipn 1 rpaH la^t wppk's patbaee. When I see a ous abou .^ to 

While Southern has 
more conservative stan- 
dards of behavior than 
most other Adventist uni- 
versities, a few student 
senators said they believe 
Southern does not enforce 
the dress code fully. 

There are only a handful 
of individuals who push 
the dress code and fewer 
who do it regularly. Yes, 
the worst offenders should 
be tactfully advised to wear 
something more appropri- 
ate next time, but that 
doesn't mean others 
should suffer. 

Adventists are not the 
jVnish; we encourage the 
"dea that we are contempo- 
, ary people. We need to 

understand trends and 
generational differences. 

Wlien the dress code is 
discussed, women are gen- 
erally attacked while men 
get away unscathed. Men 
are required to wear hair 
off the shoulders and avoid 
extreme styles. Beards are 
to be trimmed and neat, 
and shorts are not allowed 
for either sex. Violations of 
those standards can be 
found on a d^ly basis, so 
women are not the only 

Female modesty is the 
primary motivation 

behind a stricter dress 
code, but why should compensate for 
hyperactive sex drives? If carmot control them- 
selves enough to deal with 
the relatively small 
acnount of skin shown on 
Southern's campus, I rec- 
ommend a monastery. 

The petitioners art 
implying that the faculty 
are not doing their duty 
but maybe professors don't 
feel called to act like acade- 
my teachers. Perhaps they 
see their students as adults 
who are capable of making 
their own choices. Or 
maybe they are more con- 
cerned with teaching than 
tyrannically enforcing a 
slippery and subjective 
concept of "decency". 
-Megan Brauner 
Managing Editor 

When I read last week„ 
articles pertaining to the 
dress code 1 was some- 
what offended. Now, I am 
always within the rules of 
dress code so let's make it 
clear that I am not just try- 
ing to defend my style in 
this response. I just simply 
want to point out that 1 
feel like several of the stu- 
dents at this school are try- 
ing to live in a naive world 
where everybody is mod- 
est and appropriate, but 
we don't- 1 guess I have the 
biggest problem with how 
they say that women need 
to be considerate of men 
and how we respond to the 
way a woman dresses, but 
1 think that is a load of 

^ ^.. When I - 

woman that is all I see. I 
do not begin fantasizing 
about her. It just makes it 
seem hke men are a bunch 
of perverts that cannot 
control their hormones. It 
is tune that we grew up 
and realized that we hve in 
a world that is much worse 
than what we see here on 
campus. No, I am not try- 
ing to defend all the 
immodesty that is present 
on campus, but I think 
that the whopping 150 
petitioners need to realize 
that the other 2500 stu- 
dents on campus either 
did not know about the 
petition or just did not sign 
it. If they were really seri- 

ous about this , 
they would have tn^ 

interfere '^'^ \^ 
Christian «alk, then ) 
better start tiunkuig*^ 
what you wi a° 
amigs get really ro°e» 
this planet. 
-Tim Foote ii 

The southern A«e";, 
submissions, H°", any 
reserve me ngli'^„,. 

December i, 2005 

The Southern Accent 11 






LeBron James vs. Dwyane Wade 

I currently, one of the most 
.% disputed debates m bas- 
bi circles is LeBrcn James 
f D,«ane Wade. In 2003 a 
'^versation of this nature may 
"e gone like tliis-'Uaron IS 
,„enated.He-sgoing to be play- 
Lin the NBA against grown 
"en now, not high school tads. 
Or "Dwyane who?" 

' LeBron James is a man- 

Md At only 20 years of age he 

isdominating opponents similar 

tothe other #23 of old. Don t get 

it hristed; the temptation to 

compare any NBA newcomer 

I mth supernatural nse and 

I supreme finesse with MJ is over- 

I whelming to most (think Kobe 

1 Bi)ant and Vince Carter). Not 

I only do I find tliat practice infan- 

I lile, but it shows a lack of true 

nowledge of the game of bas- 


, However, giving credit where 

credit is due, LeBron has faded 

critics like a bad crew cut since 
e. Nevertheless, the man 
that simply goes by "Flash" 
(Dwayne Wade) has risen from 
obscurity to the top of the NBA 
ranks. Don't let his cool, cahn 
exterior fool you; Wade has been 
murdering defenders like a con- 
victed felon for 25 months and 

Now, I've said all of this to 
prepare you for my next state- 
ment. Wade is. better than 
LeBron. Yeah, I said it! The NBA 
is a numbers game, understood, 
but LeBron's numbers failed to 
get him into the playoffs his first 
two years, and counting. For 
those of you statistically-orient- 
ed, compare the numbers. The 
only notaworfliy stat King James 
has over Flash is points per 
game, and the variation is mini- 
mal at best. While LeBron has 
not yet reached his full mahirity 
as a player, neither has Wade, 
but Wade's already been to the 
playoffs twice... and counting. 

by Matt Barclay 

Bfehon Davis of team Overkill (foregrotuid) 
■^eturns the ball as Andre Castelbuono ot 
t«am Cover Your Face Oumping) attempts 
1 to block the shot. Cover Your Face lost to 
O^erldU on Tuesday Nov. 29 in the Hes r.n 

LeBron James is currently playing in his third 
1 with the Cleveland Cavali 

A.D.D. spikes 

JAMEL Jameson 

The game started out favor- 
ing flie Volleyllamas. Since 
A.DD. was short players and 
caused delays, the points added 
up. When the game finally start- 
ed A.D.D. was on the short end 
of'a seven point deficit, but after 
a few minutes they matched 
their opponents' intensity. Once 
A.DD. grabbed the lead they did 
not rehnquish it, winmng the 
first game 25-16. After switchmg 
sides, the enthralling action 
fired back up as Dariene 
Guzman broughtdownapower- 
fuJ spike on the VoUeyllamas. 
The game remained close 
tiiroughout tiie stretch, but m 
tiie end the VoUeyUamas came 
out on top 25-21. 

Before flie third game sailed 
the Volleyllamas forfeited 
because tiiey felt like Ibey were 
being mocked by AD.D. 'Yeah, 
they forfeited the last game 
because they thougM that we 

were making fun of them. We 
teally weren't; we were all just m 
Zfy moods, and we hadnt 
seen each other in about a week 
Jo we were just having a good 
ame. We tried to tell them that, 
but they just didn't beheve us. 

■J inn captain l^euy 
said A.DJJ. 1- ,^^ 

Mittan. The torteu o 
A.D.D, to an impressive 3 2 

Overkill handles business 

Reese Godwin Knutson, delivered some time- 

!!??I1??^^''^'^^^ " ly smashes to Cover Your Face. 

Going into the match unde- Raf Pruess also turned his per^ 

feated (3-0), Overkill looked formance up a "O'ch and 

,„ stav atop their division delivered some spikes of his 

to stay "'"P ";"^, own while sharing a conversa- 

their own. . 1 ,u„ «„, fives under the net between 

.rXuVSr of\hei: fh:two teams when congtatu 

St pTayers. Overkill got off lating each other on 

ff a' tod start with. earn ---„-'<,, overkill 

members Jonathon Cherne Not only ^.^ 

Michael Knutson, and Na e ""P^^j^.g ,0 cause Cover 

Gemmell using then eight Cur^Lt to'ca.l a time-out 

their advantage. Rat fruess .^ j^^^^ 

also helped out with son. ™* *;j, ,, i„„ked as if the 

glamorous aces to give » s ^^^^ ^^ ,^ 

team an eariy five-pom 'ea^^ ume o ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^|.^^^, 

Cover Your Face <i>d *eir bM ^ ^^.^^^_ 

to fight back with Ju^t'n ^ f Reyes' precise sets and 

Carter also using hf sl'' '" 8=^' Ijlresque spikes by Brehon 

some crucial blocks^ Brehon p.c^resqu P^._^ ^^^^^ ^^^ 

Davis of Cover Your Face also Da« a" ^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ 

delivered three "asty spto c;e"tu^^^y ^^^ ^^^.^ ,^^^ 

down the =<«t*. and Matt ^ j^ts off of Horinouchi 

Paige did a good )ob retu™ng e.g P ^^^^,^ ^^ ^^^er- 

Overkill's services. Cover Your and ^^ ^^^^^^ ^ 

Face never got any closer than mg ^^^^^ ^^^^„,^^ m^eh 

four points though and an .^ ^^^ f 

Overkill eventiially went on to ' ^^^^^ your Face late 

mn the first game 25-19; . i„ the eame. Already down by 

Jason Horinouchi joined in 6 |j^„ed a great 

the overkill squad for the sec^ nm., Rey ^ .^ ^^^^ , 
endgame and wasted no time P^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ fell to 

making an ■■"P'"^'„ ^^^ and OverkilUS'lS. 
with teammates Cherne anu 

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future ones? 

Lost, white iPodNano, seri- 
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anyone has found it please 
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Lost and found: call 
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OEM replacement and after- 
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Help support the rehabil- 
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by purchasing a pair of 
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Thatcher Hall. 

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Social work 
fight crime 


Staff Writer , 

Southern students are now 
fighting crime by helping law- 
breakers work things out with 
their victims. 

Six social work majors are 
working with the Victim- 
Offender Reconciliation 
Program, a worldwide organi- 
zation with a center in down- 
town Chattanooga. While the 
organization deals with all 
crimes, most crimes handled 
by Southern students are non- 
violent, like shoplifting. 

"The benefit to students is 
that they gain knowledge and 
experience in the conflict-reso- 
lution process that they can use 
in many areas throughout their 
career," said Rene Drumm, the 
chair of the social work and 
family studies department. 
"For the community, we pro- 
vide a vital service that will 
help rehabilitate an offender." 
In face-to-face meetmgs, 
student volunteers help the mo 
parties come to an understand- 
ing about the incident instead 
of sending the offender imme- 
diately to prison. Offenders can 
often avoid traditional punish- 
ment by signing a written con- 
tract with the victim to com- 
pensate for a loss. 

Students are taught to use 
the program's mediation 
model, which involves learmng 
how to keep the discussion 
going between the two parties 
Ld encouraging active listen- 
ing. They complete 15 training 
hours before they are given 
real-life experience m me 
meetings. Starting next semes- 
ttrSidents^vill deal with one 

work major, will be volunteer- 
ing with the program next 

semester. . ■ j 

"I will be able to be a third 

nerson to help the resolve their 

staation, which is what social 

:™rk °s all about - resolving 

d„ectorforthe»cia wrk 
department, saidj a res ^^ 
the meetings, a teen w 
ally offered a lob at *e^|o_^ 

eU.t store gavefte 

Talge opens for 'age-old tradition 



Sunday evening, Talge Hall 
hosted Open House for the sec- 
ond year in a row, and the 
Smdent Association celebrated 
Christmas with a movie. 

"I love Open House,' said 
Danielle Marshall, ajunior edu- 
cation major. "It's really cool to 
see how the other half lives. 

Open House is an "age-old 
tradition," said John Burghart, 
men's club president 

Attendance this year wa 
good, said John Sager, a Talg. 

Hall assistant dean, who esti- 
mated at least 600 girls came 
by throughout the evening. 

"It was more crowded up 
there [this year] than last year," 

he said. 

Judges wandered the halls, 
comparing the festive rooms. 

"[I'm looking for] creativity 
and how much work they put 
into it. And how clean it is, 
said Maria Sager, one the 

^" Ihe'was also impressed mtli 
many of the guys' resourceful- 
ness using items they already 

had and spending little extra. 

Decorations included every- 
thing from a floor-to-ceiling- 
sized snowman and an upside- 
down Christmas tree to a 
Happy Hanukltah sign. And 
two guys covered themselves in 
lights and hung a sign on their 
door reading "live trees." 

Residents of the 18 winning 
rooms will attend a free trip to 
an all-you-can-eat buffet and a 
hockey game in Knoxville 

Sam Mioc and Alexandre 
Mihai's room won "Best in 







goon, saiu u-'"" — o • 

southern studentwake^upfromc^^ 

Jessie Breyer 

"Brett Mehlenbacher woke 
from his coma aboutfliree weeks 
ago and is in physical therapy at 
a rehabilitation center in 
Thornton, Colo. .„„„i„„i 

lve"i^ of Temiessee Medical 
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Show." Almost all decora 
tions-evervthing from wall- 
paper to lights-were m one 

™ "Me and my roommate like 
blue,- Mioc said. And after 
hearing suggestions from oth- 
ers and asking for 'deas, we 
thought, 'let's just do blue 
everything.'" , 

But winning wasn t Mioc 
and Mihai's original motiva- 
tion. . „ 
"We didn't do it to win, 
Mioc said. "We did it for fun. 
Around 8:30 p.m., stu- 
dents headed to the dining 
hall for the SA Christmas 
Party. -While "The Polar 
Express" played, some stu- 
dents made snowflakes, and 
many nibbled on chocolate 
candies strewn across the 

"We wanted a relaxed party 
where you can come and have 
fun-come and get in the 
Christmas spirit," said SA 
President Seth Gillham. 

Some students, however, 
expected more. 

"I thought there was sup- 
posed to be food," said Kevin 
Kurzynske, a freshman theol- 
ogymajor, "I'm disappoint- 
ed-! was looking forward to 

Bat many enjoyed the 

"It's great to see how the 
little kids, express Christmas 
feelings in a movie," said 
Steve Duffis, a junior comput- 
er systems administration 
major. "This movie 

New senior pastor of the 
Collegedale church, Tony 
Anobile, has a message for 
Southern ''"-i™''; 

"Collegedale church is your 

church." , , 

Pastor Anobile accepted the 

call to become senior pastor 
earlier this year, after serving 
for two years in the Axizo"^ 
conference. He was dedicated 
to this ministry on Nov. 5 and 
became an official part of the 
church staff in mid-November. 
Student attendance at tne 
Collegedale church has been 
low this year compared to other 


Some students comi 
service lasts too long, and the 
worship style is too traditiona. 

"If I go to the Collegedale 
church, I won't get out until 
after I'.is, and then 111 miss 
lunch because the cafe is 

closed" said Neil Cometa, 
Iphomore cUnical laboratory 

"'^iTchS staff will be tak- 
i„J^ serious look into their 
st^le of worship, which began 

Jth a retreat last week. Thev 
^elooldng for ways to honor 
God through worship while 
aonealing to aU their members. 
■^"Wft a church like this, you 

dder. more traditional mem- 
ber and also the younger, more 
contemporary member 

AnobUe said. "Everyone must 
be willing to compromise. 

Anobile has a lot of expen- 
ence working with young peo- 
ple, as he was the director ot 
youth ministries in Arizona 

The fact that the Collegedale 
church is associated with the 
university was a huge reason he 

accepted the call. 

"Working with young people 
helps me f eel young and gives 

Pastor Tony AnobUe prfjfhef - . ^„ ^ 
Saturday. AnobUe has officaUy been s 

for seconds 

' pastor for a month. 

See Church Pg. 3 . , 

University forms committee to address petitioi 

IJlllV V./iU-i'-J' ,„ „„ with the dress code was well- 
.„..._„.:j Betz and Hansen. _ ___ , y , ,.,,,;„i, „pf„,iij. 

Sean Reed 

A joint student/faculty 
cortimittee will be created Dec^ 
12 to address, concerns raised 
by a recent student petition 
asking for stricter dress code 
enforcement at Southern, 
Students should not expect 
significant changes to the 
dress policy, said Southern 
President Gordon Bietz. 

"There are appropriate 
times for changes to take 
place, but that time hasn't 

come," Bietz said 

The committee will be com- 
prised of students, members of 
faculty senate and university 
administrators. Students will 
likely be chosen to serve on the 
committee based on consulta- 
tion ivith the deans, said Chris 
Hansen, chair of the faculty 
senate. He said he wants a 
diverse committee with vary- 
ing views. 

The committee will address 
enforcement and will not have 
any authority to change uni- 
versity policies, according to 

Bietz and Hansen. 

" [The committee] will likely 
come up with some guidelines 
to help students better under- 
stand-the policy and practical 
ways for faculty to help stu- 
dents understand the policy," 
Hansen said. 

A random survey of 30 stu- 
dents revealed barely more 
than half claim to understand 
the dress code. Eight of those 
surveyed said they weren't 
sure, and five said they were 
not aware of a dress code. One 
student who said she agreed 

with the dress code v 
ing earrings, which are f 
den by the university''s - 
Thomas Biehl, a.;fri 
inathematics major, l^ 
of six students who.ptEsenWI 
apetition to the faculty semltl 
He said the issue of dress ciAl 
enforcement is contenl»l 
but hopes. there ^vill be — 
tive results from the cc 

tee's work. 

Biehl said, "We cant 
immediate change, but we^l 
raise awareness and moB| 
toward a solution.' 

The Southern Accent 

Tlw amlcl .'Oi.f .vine.- /«2li 

Omar Bourne 

Megan BRAtTOER Robin George Chris-vieAouirre 

Chelsea Ingush Michael Cr,\btree Shani Sa\xor 

jBv Matt Barciav Miner Fernandez Valerie Walker 

■•w 1 photo eoitoh staff cftktoohtst photooraphep 

Alex Matoson James Williams Devin Page 

1 Brttni Brannon Jason Neufeld 

Lvnn Taylor Sara Bandel 

Meussa Maracle ErikThomsen 
1 REuaioH eorroR mvouT & oEawF 

I Ethan Nkana K. Brownlow 

SrUUeUL wnu aaiu .:—^ "o 

Chinese language class possibilities for SoutherD| 

KelU GaUTHIER tain, Parra is hopeful that ^^^^'^'^^*„'^f |f/Bus^n"ss ^^ 

Management ^^^!'^X^\ 
hand the potential bene I 

knowing Chinese^ Aft , 
trip, Cherne became. 
ed in learning the laf 
and recently ^^^ ^^ i^l 
Chinese language co" A 

EusA Fisher 
NiKARA Robinson 
Jessica Lwdess 

Laure Chamberlain 

Across the nation it seems 
ao though everyone wants to 
learn to speak Chinese. Here 
at Southern Adventist 
University, it's no different. 

According to the recent 
'Chinese in demand" , article 
the Chattanooga Times 
Free Press, "interest in 
Chinese language classes has 
■ ;en dramatically in colleges 
^.id high schools as China 
develops into a political, eco- 
imic and military power." 
Despite the rising interest 
ill the language, however, the 
Times Free Press reports that 
neither the University of 
Tennessee at Chattanooga nor 
Hamilton County high 
schools offer for-credit 
Chinese language classes. 

Carlos Parra, chair of 
Southern's modern languages 
department, hopes to change 
that report. Although not cer- 

tain, Parra is hopeful that 
modern languages will offer 
elementary Chinese classes in 
fall 2006. 

"In addition to open- 
ing doors for interna- 
tional business, it is 
important for our stu- 
dents to learn 
Chinese because that 
area of the world still 
needs to be evangel- 

-Dr. Parra 




"In addition to opening 
doors for international busi- 
ness, it is important for our 
students to learn Chinese 
because that area of the world 
still needs to be evangelized," 
Parra said, 


Chattanooga State 
Community College- ^^^^i 


^^'he class thatCheruev^l 
ed is taught ".' >« 
Edwards, an Ainercaj^^l 

bachelor'sdegree" rtj 
the same person =°flfl, I 

currently "'=8°" flier'- 1 
teacti. the .cl4S=« ^^^,j^| 
Edwajds agrees. (,ii*| 
vriU offer ele^en«Vl 

elementary Cbin 

the winter seffl"'"' 


oncert inspires C hristmas spirit 


Christmas spirit filled the 
banctuary of the Collegedale 
CrchonDec. i. ^005, as 
Morning Songs Ministries 
Christmas Music Tour came 
,0 southern to perform. Steve 
Darmody, the group's direc- 
tor Jennifer LaMountain, 
Rudy MiceUi and Joey Tolbert 
" jnany sacred Christmas 
(s„u5^. as well as a song about 
[he second coming. 

"They're Christ-focused," 
said Erica Kolcz, a junior well- 
ness management major. 

The concert, which was 
broadcast live on WSMC 
radio, started at 7 P-m. and 
I little over two hours. 
Buufi:. included "Hark the 
Herald Angels Sing," "Oh 
Little Town of Bethlehem," 
The Prayer," "Mary, Did You 
Know?" and many others. 
Songs were performed as 
quartets, duets and solos. The 
audience was able to partici- 
pate by singing Christmas car- 

Music Tour last Thursda/ 

ols with the performers and 
standing for the "Hallelujah 

The church was nearly 
filled with students, faculty^ 
and community members. 

"I like Steve Darmody and 
Rudy Micelli," said Joy 
Wintermeyer, a senior nurs- 
ing major. "Their voices are 


Cathy Olson, the Teaching 
Materials Center director, 
said, "I've always enjoyed lis- 
tening to Jennifer 
[LaMountain]. She has a love- 
ly voice that if she wanted to, 
she could sing on Broadway." 

Three of the concert's 
members, Darmody, 

LaMountain and Tolbert are 
graduates from Southern. 
Micelli is a native Brazilian 
and had never been to 
Southern before. The group 
had most recently come from 
Aruba, where they had per- 
formed a concert. 

The audience was encour- 
sponsor a child 
through World Vision, and a 
.vas set up in the lobby 
where people coald sign up to 
do so. During the concert, 
Darmody said that their goal 
is to sponsor at least 200 chil- 
dren through their concerts. 

The effect the evening's 
songs had on the audience 
was summed up by Rebecca 
Johnson, a junior family stud- 
ies major. 

"They're meaningful and 
touching," she said. 

The concert was sponsored 
by the alumni department and 
student services. Convocation 
credit was given to students 
who attended the event. 

Students express mixed emotions over parking laws 

After a semester of new 
parking permits, redefined 
g lots and an added fine 
to ticket appeals, mixed emo- 

ins are being expressed on 

Despite a $5 charge for 

nied ticket appeals. 
Campus Safety still receives 
^bout 50 appeals each week, 
said Eddie Avant, director of 
t^rapus Safety. 

"The goal was to cut down 
on frivolous appeals," he said. 
^he appeals process is for 
Kceptions. Ignorance of the 
n'les is not an acceptable 

^\Tien applying for a per- 
?>'. students must check a 
Jo^ confirming they have read 
we rules 

Although Avant feels the 
new system for parking is 
working well, he said the 
change to the ticket appeals 
process has not brought the 
desired response. 

One complaint from resi- 
dents of Talge Hall is that they 
would prefer parking in front 
of their dorm instead of walk- 
ing around the building. 
Daniel Medina, a junior phys- 
ical education major wants to 
park in front of Talge, espe- 
cially on weekends. 

"I feel it is ridiculous that 
Southern has a parking lot in 
front of the men's dorm that is 
not being used on the week- 
ends and Campus Safety does 
not permit us to use it," he 

Community student, Sarah 
Hosko, a second year general 

studies major, appreciates 
parking in front of Talge Hall 

Concerning rede- 
fined parking per- 
mits, some students 
like the options the 
less structured 
campus housing 
permit allows. 

wheri she comes in the 
evenings to visit on campus, 
yet does not like that there is 
no parking closer to the cafe- 
teria if she wants to run in 
quickly for lunch. 

Concerning redefined park- 
ing permits, some students 
like the options the less struc- 

tured campus housing permit 

Chad Pickeral, a sopho- 
more theology major, likes the 
new system because he can 
park at Thatcher, and it is 
closer when he picks up his 

Campus Safety officer 
Bryan Stitzer, a junior history 
major, feels the new parking 
system is good. Not only is it 
easier for him to do his job 
with the use of three main 
permits— campus housing, 
community and staff/faculty— 
but he feels it has made a dif- 
ference in parking. 

"It's a whole lot nicer," he 
said. "I feel it has cut down on 
illegal parking." 

Students can find a parking 
map and other information at 

Coma cont. 

continued from Pg. 1 

Mehlenbacher is walking 
with assistance now. He is talk- 
ing and carrying on conversa- 
tions, although slowly, 
Patterson said. 

"It was nice to talk to him for 
a while over Thanksgiving 
break. It was really good to see 
him," said Ben Kreitor, a ft-esh- 
man religious education major 
and Melilenbacher's roommate. 

Mehlenbacher has full mem- 
ory of everything before the 
accident, Kreitor said. Doctors 
said he \vill probably be able to 
go home in a couple of weeks. 
Mehlenbacher, a freshman his- 
tory major at Southern, will 
probably be able to return to 
Southern next year, Kreitor 

Students and teachers have 
been praying for Mehlenbacher 
in their classes. 

Diana Aragones, a junior 
journalism major, said, "It's 
amazing. It's a miracle. I would 
be so happy and relieved if I 
were his family to know that 
he's on liis way to a full recov- 

Church cont. 

continued from Pg. 2 
me lots of energy," Anobile 

Anobile is brainstorming 
with other church staff for 
ways students can become 
involved including short-term 
mission trips and global evan- 

Students are happy to see 
someone in this position with 
a burden for college students. 

Cassi Church, a sophomore 
allied health major, said, "I'm 
excited because I know he 
(Anobile) cares a lot about the 
students of Southern and has 
a vision for the university." 

Anobile has high hopes for 
the university and its church. 

"It is my dream that every 
student will graduate from 
here with a saving relation- 
ship with Jesus Christ." 

Former business manager and conference treasurer dies at the age of 91 

St,., r, ■• ■. £-i__ji.. „.,« ...lin }i«H Onltewah. Tenn.. co-founded 

^« RiLED 

Charles "chick" Fleming 
" "le former business man- 
liZ ^™*"° Missionarj. 
Adve ' Southern 

p^'Mist University), died 
thto/j^' fte age of 91. For 
J^ teades, Fleming over- 
>«ii Pv! "'™«ndous growth 
Uj ""Mansion of the college 

present rt","™'""*^ f" '•"= 
PI "''«'En of the campus. 
Stntn™'"^'* astute business 
H^c ^""^^ responsible for 
""in dunng times of 

change and growth. His cre- 
ation of a strong industrial 
program enabled hundreds of 
students to work their way 
through college ivithout incur- 
ring debt, and he built solid 
relationships between the col- 
lege and community business 

Fleming was bom in 1915 in 
Abbotsford, Wis., and attend- 
ed Emmanuel Missionary 
College (now Andrews 
University), graduating with a 
bachelor's degree in 1937. He 
earned his M.B.A. from 
Northwestern University 

while working at Forest Lake 
Academy in Florida before 
joining the faculty of Southern 
in 1941 as an instructor and 
assistant business manager. 

Later that same year, 
Fleming became treasurer of 
the Georgia-Cumberland 
Conference of Seventh-day 
Adventists. He married Betty 
Shadel in 1942 and returned 
to Southern in 1946 as busi- 
ness manager. He remained at 
Southern until his retirement 

Fleming is remembered by 
friends and colleagues as a 

warm, friendly man who had Ooltewah, Tenn 
an entertaining sense of by Fleming, 
humor and a compassionate 
heart. He is survived by two 
daughters, Karen Mallernee 
and Sandra Howell, their hus- 
bands, Rollin Mallernee and 
Ralph Howell, two grandchil- 
dren, and several great-grand- 

The funeral will be held at 
11 a m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 
the Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church. Memorial 
contributions may be made to 
the Samaritan Center, a com- 
munity service organization in 

"Ibia is a tEib±E to He life d 
dHTles 'Qiidt' FlaraJig. Flamng 
pla^ an inpattant roLe in 
Scuthem' s history as twsiness 
nanager fran 1946 to 1975. 
Flanijig Plaza vss^naired in 

The School of Music wil 
perform their annual 
Christinas concert, "A Feast of 
Christmas Music," Friday, Dec. 
o at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 
10, at 3:30 p.m. Both concerts 
will be hosted m the 
CoUegedale church, ana 
admission is free. 

"We are cooking it [the con- 
cert] up and serving it as our 
gift to the community," said 
Gennevieve Brown-Kibble, the 
concert coordinator. 

The concert feast will fea- 
ture the combined Bel Canto 
women's chorus and Die 
Meistersinger men's chorus 
the orchestra, brass choir and 
the organ. 

Both concerts are open to 
the public, but to prevent over- 
crowding, community mem- 
bers are encouraged to attend 
the Saturday-afternoon con- 
cert. . 

The performances are iden- 
tical and will give both stu 
dents and community mem 

bers an opportunity to eW 
familiar carols as well as less 
er-known works written for the 
Christmas season. 

"This year's concert is 
sampling of great choral litera- 
ture and wU be presented as 
feast of different Christmas 
carols," Brown-Kibble said. _ 

"Fantasia on 'Greensleeves 
features harp and flute solos, 
and the audience will recognize 
it as 'What Child is This.' 
Sing-along favorites will make 
up the appetizer segment of the 
concert, allowing audience 
participation. The tesfamihar 
•Ceremony of Carols, com- 
posed by Benjamin Britten in 
1942, will be the main.course 
and will give the audience a 
taste of 14th to 16th century 
poetry in a modern setting. 

Britten's 'Ceremony ot 
Carols,' which was written dur- 
ing World War II, embodies 
the physical realities of the war 
and the realities of the spintu- 
al war beUveen good and evil. 

"Since I'm conducting the 
brass choir, 1 am most excited 

•— . .. „.„ii,Ber men's chorus prartjcedtogethi 

. „mcn's Chorus and the Die Meistersmger men Christmas concert. 

Both the Bel C^to ""■°'° "°°Se SDA Church in preparaBon tor Satur r 
Wednesday night m tne Mjues 

Christmas'- he said. "There major, is ready for the , 

about that section of the con- ^™"'™to 10 different carols formance , 

cert " said Ken Parsons, an are nine " i" i^^e. "1 think ifs neat how maif 

: o'ciate professor of mnsic^ f^f ,1* met aT ?he 'same groups in the School of M« | 

"There are a lot of different and someriine combine to put on a 

styles and moods in the pieces time^ ^ trombone thought-out Christmas: 

?rtde"lnlTu*for player and senior accounting program. 

tical and will give botn stu- J-j,;! , ^^ n,„st excited the 'Preluae auu r.,.. .- .- ^ . , 

dents and community mem- brass choir, 1 ^.„ i M rr of Q ftl pl PS 

Senate passes resolution calling for careful screemi^ of art ce 
Senate passes _^_ „,,.....„,„....... --,"'^,1:". —«».-.« 

Sean Reed 

A resolution calling for 
careful screening of all 
Southern Accent articles to 
ensure they uphold the behefs 
of the Adventist church was 
passed by the Student 
Association Senate yesterday 
in response to the "bene- 
friends" article published 
Nov. 17. 

"We want The Accent to 
show both sides and uphold 
the church's beliefs," said res- 
olution cosponsor Thaddeus 
Clevenger, a [CLSC] major. 

The resolution replaced a 
previously considered resolu- 

tion that called for the 
replacement of Accent editor 

Three non-senator students 
addressed the senate last 
Wednesday in support of the 
original resolution. The sen- 
ate voted to table the resolu- 
tion until this week because 
the second half of the "bene- 
friends" article had not yet 
been published. 

Southern President Gordon 
Bietl said at a town-hall meet- 
ing last Thursday that no one 
would be fired or replaced. He 
-Thaddeus Clevenger ^j^^ ^^y ,^34 The Accent pro- 
rides a learning environment 

for future journalists where 

mistakes can be made and 
learned from. The same day 
The Accent pubhshed the 

"We want The 

Accent to show 

both sides and 

uphold the church's 


Omar Bourne and faculty 
sponsor LaurS Chamberiain 

ond half ot the "benefriends' 
article in addition to 
response from Bourne and a 
letter from Bietz. 

Some senators said they 
were concerned with the lan- 
guage of the original resolu- 
tion and the recommendation 
that Bourne be replaced 
because of one article. The 
original resolution would not 
pass in its current form, they 

"It's irrational to draw con- 
clusions too fast and pick out 
one single article," said 
Senator Trevor Fulmer, a 
communication major. 

The original resolution was 

withdrawn Wednesday liv 
sponsor Senator David Biebl, 
a theology major, and 
replaced by the modified rest- 
lution the senate passti 
which Biehl cosponsored. 

"[In the original resolution! | 
we asked for somethine »' 
couldn't get in order to make, 
point," Biehl said when int^ 
ducing the modified re* 
tion. He said he still suppo"' 
the original resolution. 

The resolution will ne V 
sented to the Student Me 
Board which oversees all SB 
dent media publications. 

previously considered resolu- sponsor Laure unamuei,.u>. .,...-..-... r- 

Southern religion professor studies archaeology in Cyprus 

,>,.„..,„ „„„;.„. R„„„,i»ns identified years, scholars have been divid- contacts we have made foi 

Missy Maracle 

ancient Egyptians identified years, scholars have been divid- 

™uo,.r5_„_™^ and understood tliemselves and ed over how the Egyptians iden- 

Dr Michael Hasel spent tlie the world around them before tified Cyprus specifically but 
spring^Ltummer researching comparing them ;vith the Hasel's research will change 

in Cyirus and is currently wit- archaeological record. that. _ 

ing a book on his discoveries, "This is very important 

"I think it ^vill be a major because today, scholars are 
often defining history based on 
modern concepts instead of 
going back and looking at how 
they saw themselves," Hasel 

contribution to biblical studies^ 
archaeology and Egyptology," 
Hasel said. 

Hasel, a School of Rehgion 
professor and director of the 
Institute of Archaeology, 
appUed for and was awarded 

Hasel has researched this 
topic for the past five years. He 

"This is very impor- 
tant because today, 
scholars are often 
defining history based 
on modern con- 

■Dr. Hasel 

the"Fulbright Scholar Grant said since the Bible mentions 

from the U.S. Department of many of the same places found 

State to pursue research. From in the Egyptian texts, these dis- 

Januaty to August 2005, Hasel coveries help archaeologists 

spent time at the Cypnis and biblical scholars see how 

.'^erican Archaeological these worlds converge 

Research Institute (CAARI) ■" 

Nicosia, Cyprus. He pored o,- . - ,, 

400 years' worth of Egyptian was invaluable 

"He settled the issue of the 
Bronze Age identification of 
Cypnis," Davis said. 

^^ „vy..^ w.o^. While his research will cer- 

Dr. Thomas Davis, director tainly help archaeology, Hasel 
of CAARI, said Hasel's research said his time in Cyprus served a 

; — i.,»i,i^ *„ jj^g archaeo- bigger purpose. 

: the 

teirts^to determine how the logical community. For many "It is rewarding to 1 

contacts we have made for 
Southern's Institute 
Archaeology and our own 
archaeological program," Hasel 
said. "It expands the possibility 
of future work and our network- 
ing with scholars. Our students 
in the future will have that 
many more opportunities 
because of these positive con- 

Joann Sifontes, a sophomore 
archaeology major, thought the 
opportunity to travel sounded 

"It really caught my attention 
that he could travel to a country 
that not many people go to, or at 
least that I don't hear about very 
often," said Sifontes. "I'd like to 
do that, at least travel-wise." 

Hasel expects to finish his 
book sometime next year before 
sending it to a publisher. 

teen o ^"—o- 

The program "as j, 
extremely eff« » ,,, 
Chattanooga area > j^,, 
five years, participan^^^rf, 
percent less liKeiy ^^^ 
another offense aftei.^^. 
pleting the P'-''«'''„ff,ci>li ' 

offender P^S"" e lo^^ I 
said. Lawbreakers «^^,i, I 

to take responsible p,,. 

actions and ""'^Stlie* 

the crime. (orgi'J 

"It becomes ll^e ^i J I 
ness session," A*»=ChriBtU. I 
becomes a^ 

h^;;;Hi;D iember8,2005 

Bush answers complaints 

Current Events 

The Southern Accent 5 

n^fPoduiK his strategy 

I president 



1 Iraq, 


Iraq. And more of Iraq's people 
are seeing the real benefits that 
a democratic society can 

Wednesday that reconstruction 
; been "uneven" but spread- 
ins economic progress IS giving 
pMple hope for a democratic 

T particular, Bush cited 
^ajaf 90 miles south of 
Baghdad, and Mosul in north- 
I of the bloodiest battles of the 
I ,var -Bsu as two cities where 
I head^vay is being made, giving 
I Iraqis more of a stake in then- 
I country's future. 
1 "In places like Mosul and 
I Najaf, residents are seeing tan- 
I gible progress in their lives," 
1 Bush said. "They're gaining a 
personal stake in a peaceful 
I future and their confidence in 
I Iraq's democracy is growing. 
I The progress in these cities is 
I being replicated across much of 

Bush's speech ' 

; the ■ 

of four to 
answer criticism and questions 
about the continuing U.S. pres- 
ence in Iraq more two and a 
half years after the war started. 
Bush is shouldering the low- 
est job approval rating of his 
presidency, and the latest 
series of speeches amount to a 
public relations campaign to 
respond to political pressure 
that has mounted as U.S. 
deaths have eclipsed 2,100. He 
and other administration offi- 
cials are working to shore up 
slumping public support for 
the war in the run-up to the 
Dec. 15 vote in Iraq to create a 
democratically elected govern- 
ment that will run the country 
for the next four years. 

Air marshal kills passenger 

agitated passenger who clain 
shot and killed by a 

(AP Photo/Miami, Ha.) 
_ e a bomb in his buck- 
marshal Wednesday 

after be bolted frantically ft-om a jetliner that was about 
off', officials said. No bomb was found. The man, identified as 
Rigoberto Alpizar, a 44-year-old U.S. citizen, was gunned down 
on a jetway just before the American Airlines plane was about t( 

Female voters beaten in Egypt 

oio released by Adventure Aquar.u..., 

ith a child at Adventure Aquarium, Wednesday, Dec. /, 
■:imden N.J. Santa \vUl make special appearances during 
ium's nSHMAS celebration, December 16-18 in the 
gallon Ocean Realm exhibit. 

ZAQAZIQ, Eg>'pt (AP) 
Police beat back women voters 
with sticks when they tried to 
enter a cordoned-off polling 
station in an opposition 
stronghold in the Nile Delta on 
Wednesday, the final day of 
Egypt's staggered legislative 

The clashes were the latest 
violence in a three-stage elec- 
tion that has been marred by 
state interference. 

Police blocked access to a 
polhng station in the city of 
Zagazig's Nasiriyah district, 
where a candidate supported 
by the Mushm Brotherhood 
was favored to ^vin. The 
Brotherhood is the countr>''s 
largest opposition group. 

About 25 women managed 
to push through the police line, 
prompting more officers to 
rush at them to hold them 
back. Some officers beat the 

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with sticks while oth 
ers shoved them back. 

"Nobody is entering here," a 
police officer bellowed to the 
crowd, which continued to 
push the phalanx of officers. 
The polling station doors were 

While voting was normal in 
other areas Wednesday, the 
scene in Zagazig was typical of 
the confrontations that have 
occurred \vith increasingly reg- 
ularity during the past four 
weeks of voting as the 
Brotherhood has won far more 
support than pundits expected. 

The government has 
responded by arresting hun- 
dreds of Brotherhood cam- 
paign workers and blockading 
polling stations in districts 
where the Islamic movement is 
strong. The Brotherhood has 
35 candidates standing in 
Wednesday's runoffs for the 
remaining 127 of the 444 elect- 
ed seats in pariiament. 

Voting Wednesday is taking 
place in nine provinces where 
no candidate received more 
than half the vote in the third 
round on Dec. 1. Each stage of 
the elecfion, which began on 
Nov. 6, has been followed by a 

So far, the ruling National 
Democratic Party of President 
Hosni Mubarak and its allied 
independents have won 222 
seats. The Brotherhood has 
taken 76 seats, more than five 
times the number it held in the 
outgoing pariiament. True 
independents have won two 
seats and other opposition par- 
ties have taken 11. 

Judges have set aside the 
outcome in three constituen- 
cies, leaving six seats undecid- 
ed in regions where voting was 
deemed too firaudulent or vio- 
lent to let stand. 

Kidnappers extended a 
deadline until Saturday in 
their threat to kill four captive 
peace activists and posted a 
video of two of the hostages 
wearing robes and shackled 
with chains. The original dead- 
line set by the group calling 
itself the Swords of 
Righteousness was Thursday. 
The extension was announced 
in a statement that accompa- 
nied Wednesday's \'ideo, 
according to Al-Jazeera and 
IntelCenter, a government 
contractor that does support 
work for the U.S. intelligence 

The Pentagon has tentative 
plans to halt the scheduled 
deployment of two brigades to 
Iraq and instead send in small- 
er teams to support and train 
Iraqi forces in what could be 
an early step toward an even- 
tual drawdo\vn of U.S. forces, 
defense officials said 
Wednesday. The proposal 
comes amid growing pressure 
firom Congress and the public 
to pull troops out of Iraq. 
Details are still under discus- 
sion, and it would largely 
depend on the military and 
political conditions there after 
the parliamentary elections 
next week, said the officials. 

Saddam Hussein followed 
through on his threat to boy- 
cott his trial Wednesday, and 
gunmen kidnapped the 8-year- 
old son of a bodyguard for a 
judge. One of Saddam's seven 
co-defendants lashed out at 
conditions of his own deten- 
tion, saying guards offered 
only "the worst brands" of cig- 

America's seniors and dis- 
abled cannot escape debts 
from old student loans, the 
Supreme Court ruled 
Wednesday, freeing the gov- 
ernment to pursue Social 
Security benefits as part of an 
effort to collect billions in 
delinquent loans. The Bush 
administration had argued 
that the ability to %vithhold 
Social Security benefits is an 
important tool in the pursuit of 
$5.7 billion in student loan 
debt that is over 10 years old. 
Overall, outstanding loans 
total about $33-billion. ,, 

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Murder mystery theater: hilarious 

Grab your spy glasses, and settle in for a good time 

Alex Mattison 


An Old Man's 

Christmas, here you've 

As every year you do 
Every year you stay the 

Hrarlv beloved-or so they table to table in-between plot 

.r.:ss-r„s rriirri?:; SrySF-™ •"—"•""" 

flailing wildly. 

"But I love you!" she pro- 
claims in a thick country 
accent to a cool city-slicker 
with an Italian accent. 

The bride runs off stage in 
tears. ..well, fake tears. (She's 
over acting.) The rest of the 
family looks on in shock. As 
she runs by, curtains are 
caught up in her wake, reveal- 
ing the reverend kissing the 
bride's sister in law. 

It was at that moment, as 
the weeping Bridezilla 
stormed out of the room, that I 
realized how much fun th 
hilarity taking pli 

ind how similar to the 
Jerry Springer show it had 
become. Only this was better, 
it was happening right before 
my very eyes and all while I 
pleasantly ate my macaroni 
and cheese with garlic bread. 

What's all the fuss over? 
Apparently there is quite a 
large trust fund in possession 
of the groom's father, the only 
catch being that once he keels 
over, it will go to one of the 

the gro'om...everyone except back, if they get rude, ac 
the reverend, or so it would offended. Half the fun here .s 
All he has his sights the interaction between actor 
and crime solver (that s you!). 
At $19.95, the price for this 
whole sware wasn't exactly a 
trip to your local Taco Bell to 
satiate a 7-layer fix. To be 
totally honest, I wasn't quite 
expecting it to be a buffet 
either, so for around $20, 
you're more or less paying for 
the show. Don't expect any- 
thing you couldn't find at your 
local Golden Corral as far as 
food is concerned. 

Was it fun? Yes. Is it some- 
loe s sisier-m-iow. thing that would make a great 

The setting is the Vaudeville outing for the weekend before 

id hands) set 
front of bride's sister-in-law 

Caf6 in downtown 

Chattanooga.a and tonight just 
happens to be "Mystery at the 
Redneck Italian Wedding" 
night. Featuring different acts 
throughout the week, their 
play list includes classics such 

Christmas break? Absolutely. 
Is it a good idea to go to Baskin 
Robins afterwards, just for the 
simple fact that it is right 
across the street? You bet. If 
you go into this expecting an 
amazing dinner you might be 

"Mystery at the TV Talk disappointed. But if 

Show," "Mystery of Flight into it expecting to have a 

138," and "Mystery at the good time, then grab your 

Nightmare High School magnifying glass and give your 

Reunion." Actors bounce from trusty sidekicks a call. 

I sit here in my leather 


By my Frasier standing tall 

Many years have gone by 

Many memories do I recall 

Every thought holds my 

heart - 

None other than my wife - 

As years past, she's not here 

No longer in this life 

Beside the milk and cookies 

In the gentle fire's glow 
Sits a picture of my love and 

In long ago, Christmas snow 

I'd have but one request 

If good Santa did exist 

To take away my loneliness 

Yes, please add that to your 


'Jenna Autumn Everest 

Wedding announcement 

Kelly McFarland, a senior English major, is going to 
marry Scott Fogg, a 2004 film school graduate, on 

Dec. 18 at the Chattanooga First Seventh-day 

Adventist Church at 1 p.m. Scott and Kelly met at 

summer camp at Cohutta Springs in 2001 and have 

dated ever since. 

Christmas in Chattanoog a 

What: "A Christmas Stor)'" (Chattanooga Theatre Centre) 

Dale/Time: Dec. 8 (7 p.m.), Dec. 10 (8 p.m.) and Dec. 11 (2:30 


Venue; Main stage at the theatre centre 

Price: $8+ for students 


What: 'The Nutcracker" (Chattanooga Ballet and the Chattanooga 

Symphony Orchestra) 

Date/Time: Dec. 10 (8 p.m.) and Dec. ll (2 p.m.) 

Venue: Tivoli Theatre 

Price: $14 to $27 ($2 discount for smdents) 


■What: 'The Promise" (Michael Card rath the First Presbyterian 

Choir and Orchestra) 

Date: Dec 11 

Time: 6 p.m. 

Price: Free witli reserved ticket from First Prasbyterian Church 

Info: or call (423) 


What: "Santa re. Snoivman" 3D Movie 
Date: Today through Dec. 15 
■Hme: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
Venue: IMAX 3D Theater 
Price; $7.95 

What: -Polar Express" 3D Movie 
Date: Today through Dec 15 

Price: $9.95 for non-membets 



Ifyou could only have 

one Christmas present, 

what would it be? 

'An iPod." 

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Archaeological series underway I ^p'''*°' 

3 first of a series of lectures to be given in Lynn H. Wood, by Dr. Thomas Davis, began Thursday Dec. 1 , 2005. 

Dr. Thomas Davis, an 

rchaeologist from Cyprus, 

poke Thursday night in the 

I first of a series of lectures 

I planned by the Lynn H. Wood 

I Archaeological Museum. 

"I think he set the tone for 
I what we want to do in the 
1 fiiture," said Dr. Michael Hasel, 
I School of Religion professor 
I and curator of the museum. 

Da\is is director of the 
I Cyprus American 

I Archaeological Research 

I Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia, 

What money 
says about 
our priorities 

^ 1999, $3 billion was given 
to 600 Christian mission agen- 

Cyprus. His topic was "The Rise 
and Fall of Biblical 
Archaeology." For those who 
didn't realize that biblical 
archaeology had ever fallen, 
Davis proceeded to explain 
some of archaeology's history. 

In biblical archaeology's 
early years, the purpose was to 
find evidence that supported 
the Bible. That attitude gradual- 
ly changed to the modem view, 
in which some archaeologists 
disagree on whether or not the 
Bible should even be used to 
help them understand archaeo- 
logical finds. 

Davis said we should focus 
on the future of archaeology 
and put the divisive issues 
behind us. He went on to out- 
line how the Bible and archaeol- 
ogy can successfully relate to 
each other. 

"Unless we understand 
where we come from, we're 
never going to find a way out of 
this to a resolution," said Davis. 
Hasel said he thought the 
meeting was successful. After 
working with Dr. Da\ds over the 
summer while doing research in 
Cyprus, Hasel was more than 
happy to have him come and 


'A Christmas Poem" 

Duriiig this tine of the yaar 
When everyone is focused 
On the man who brings 

And places than under a 

let us ix3t fail to raienter 
The baby who was bom 
Tti present Himself as a 

Cr\ a hill, railad to a tree. 

Ard during this holiday 

When everyone is thinking 
PtoJt tte jolly man in red, 
Who eats our milk and 

"It was a real privilege to 
have Dr. Davis hold our first 
inaugural lecture," said Hasel. 

Davis said that he was "very 
honored to come." 

■It is here in schools like 
Southern that the future of bib- 
lical archaeology will move for- 
ward," said Davis. 

The next event in the muse- 
um lecture series will be 
February 16. Dr. Thomas 
Merry, a medical doctor and 
captain- in the U.S. Navy, will 
share his experiences protect- 
ing the historic cities of 
Babylon and Ur while he was 
stationed in Iraq. 

let IB rut fail to ocnsider 
The Man of SorrcMS 
who was bom to bleed 

find give us the Bread o: 

-Jason Vanderlaan 

If you could describe what Christmas is 
to you in one word, what would it be? 

Compare this to: 

S91 billion for lawn/garden 

S58 billion for soda products 

S38 billion in vending 
"athine sales 

524 billion in jewelry store 

S23 billion for toys 

tea billion for pets 

513 billion for chocolate 
I Products 

. bilHon for 

"mputer/video games 

58 billion for movie theaters 

« billion for greeting cards 

Wifle you buy Christmas 
I JJf ftis season, think about 
I ™"f«lly important. 

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Thursday, December 8 


LirTin Taylor 
Opinion Editor 


^Censorship should not be the solution 

... -.._.■„ ahniit freedom of religion, so learn how to rennrt «„ 

People have tried to censor 
one another to extreme 
amounts throughout history. 
I have often tried to censor my campi 


pus that believe that we 
should censor the articles that 
go into the Accent. In my esti- 
mation, as long as we are not 
slandering people or being 
libelous to them, we have no 
reason to censor ourselves 
beyond what our student 
audience can bear - therefore, 
you will not see any curse 
word in the pages, nor \vi\\ 
you see names of children or 
rape victims unless they 
choose to allow us to print 
them (or in the case of chil- 
dren, their parents allow us 
to), should we choose to pub- 
lish a story about them, or 
other such material. Content 
will not be censored at all - if 
something 'bad' happens on 
going to do 

about the situation. 

Some people may think 
that we do not have the first 

Our university is 
leaning on the first 

amendment, the 
part about freedom 
of religion, so we 
can't turn around 
and say we don't 
believe in another 
part of the same 
amendment, free- 
dom of speech. 

father or my fiance on several 
3 avoid embarrass- 
- lately, I've given up. 

best to cover it, even though 
; meet obstacles and silence 

about freedom of religii 
we can't turn around and say 
we don't believe in another 
part of the same amendment, 
freedom of speech. 

Just because the adminis- 
tration can censor us doesn't 
mean they should. 

Censorship can be viewed as 
un-American. Yes, our paper 
is not primarily covering news 
meant for the voting public, 
but the students need to know "Warden abui 
about what's happening in 
their community, and not just 
the positive. I covered a story 
my junior year that someone 
told me I could not print. I 
uTote it anyway. No one died. 
Few even took notice. 

not all training to 

to report ( 
write articles about iZ 
subjects. Some of us will be 
required to write about crimi^ 
nals, some will cover politics 
and we won't be doing stori« 
like "Criminals clean up socie- 
ty in recent trash pickup- or 
"Governor makes life better 
for all." Those articles do 
come around, but most of the 
time, the story will be 
female pris- 
oners" or "Governor caught 
with prostitute in mansion/ 
We need to realize that all of 
the news isn't pretty feature 
articles. And while we need to 
know our ethics and morals 
before we enter the journal- 
ism world, we need to know 

amendment behind 

because we're a private 

versity. I don't think so. Our edge, 

university is leaning 

search for the truth first amendment, the part 

work for the Adventist world the mechanics of the stories 

after college. To my knowl- that are difficult, and how 

isn't a daily we'll handle them. 
Adventist periodical. Hiding from the truth Iielps 

Therefore, we are training to no one. 

The trouble caused by feminism Letter tO the editor: dreSS COdc 

Was life really that bad 
before feminism came along 
and told men that nothing they 
were doing was any good? I 
don't think so. 

Many of today's societal 
woes can be traced to the rise of 
feminism. Before feminism 
society had structure, men and 
women both knew what was 
expected of them, and it was 

In the past, a man was 
expected to earn a good living 
and keep his family safe and 
together. In return he would be 
loved and honored. A woman 
could rest easy in die knowl- 
edge that she had a man that 
loved and respected her and the 
children she cared for. In this 
pre-feminist golden age crime 
was low, divorce rates were low, 
abortion was largely unUiink- 
able. and children had role 

Then a few unhappy women 
decided to make the rest of the 
world miserable too. The 
scramble for both men and 




money as possible has left tiieir 
children parentless. The 
Women's movement taught 
women that they should aban- 
don their children to join the 
workforce because they can. 
But no one thought to ask 
whether the women should 

Without mommies the aban- 
doned latchkey Idds grew up 

mentored by the TV instead of a 
mother or father figure. 
Mommy was too busy trying to 
prove that she could play with 
the big boys that she neglected 
the baby boys and girls at home. 
Another feminist message 
was that men should be 
ashamed of being breadwin- 
ners. They told women to have 
pre-marital sex, and then raise 
the baby irresponsibly without 
a father. Instead of letting men 
be men, they perpetuated the 
myth that females and males 
are equal, and as if that weren't 
enough, they tried to make men 
ashamed to be men. 

So now the feminists have 
what they wanted, Single moth- 
ers can't raise their kids proper- 
ly and have a job. Tliey have 
found out that there is not 
enough time in the day to instill 
values and earn a living. An 
entire generation of men. who 
used to be proud to be bread- 
winners, has grown up in a 
world witiiout male role mod- 
els. They don't know how to be 
men; they only know how to be 

Feminisms true legacy is 
fractured families, rampant 
sexual disease, the murder of 
unwanted babies who wouldn't 
have had a home anywa>' and a 
few women who get to be called 
CEO. The rest get to answer 
questions like "mommy, wh? 
don't 1 have a daddy," and 
watch their sons grow up with- 
out a due as to what it means to 
be a man. 

Regarding last week's letter 
to the editor, "Student replies 
to dress code article" written by 
Tim Foote, I first want to say 
that I did not initiate or pass 
around the petition to enforce 
the dress code; rather, the peti- 
tion and stance of those stu- 
dents who initiated it voiced a 
concern that I, and I'm sure 
many others, have had since I 
arrived at Southern this fall. 

I think it's great that Mr. 
Foote doesn't allow anyone's 
dress to lead him to have lust- 
ful thoughts. Mr. Foote has 
self-control, and for this I com- 
mend him. Many godly, right- 
eous men can and do see 
women as people, not sex 
objects, and as God's precious 
creation. This is wonderful; 
however, I have witnessed sev- 
eral women on campus - staff, 
faculty and students - dress in 
such a way that denies that 
they are God's precious cre- 
ation. Of course we are all 
God's precious creation, but 
some dress as if they don't real- 
ize it. Our bodies are the tem- 
ple of God ~ tiiey belong to 
God. In fact, as God's children, 
everjthing we own belongs to 
Him, even our clothing. As 
Southern students, would God 
approve of what \ve are wear- 
ing? Ellen Wliite says in Acts of 
the Apostles that our outward 
adornment and clothing reflect 
our relationship with God. Do 
we reflect our love for God or 
for ourselves? As a female, I am 
embarrassed for some of the 

young women here. I have acci- 
dentally seen up skirts when 
women were going up stairs, 
have more cleavage than I'd 
like, midriffs, and I have seen 
underwear rising from low-rise 
jeans. Seeing this, I wonder if 
the thought has occurred to 
those women that the men here 

Southern's dress 
code is in place to 

uphold Christian 
values in order that 
Southern might be 

set apart from 
worldly institutions. 

L the 

also wonder what their motives 
are for wearing such articles, 
which can only be one or more 
of three reasons: to look good 
and flatter their bodies, to be in 
fashion or to attract attention. 
Are these the motives Christ 
would want us to have in 
choosing our clothing? Sad to 
say, on a Christian campus that 
aims to be set apart from the 
worid, I have seen more than a 
"modest" number of students 
wearing immodest clothing, 
particularly in the warm sea- 

When each student made 
the commitment to attend 
Southern, they were given a 
handbook which stated how 
they were expected to dress. 
They agreed, in coming to 
Southern, to abide by its rules 

yet many do not. Southern's 
dress code is in place to uphold 
Christian values in order that 
Southern might be set apart 
from worldly institutions. 
When people visit Southeni, 
the fkst thing they see beside 
the beautiful campus is its stu- 
dents and their outivard 
appearances, i.e., their dress. 
What impression do we lea« 
with them? Do they see stu- 
dents who reflect Christ and 
who are different from stu- 
dents on other campuses? Our 
standard at Soutiiern shouldbe 
Christ - to be unique from the 
world as He was. When stu- 
dents wear and the administra- 
tion allow worldly clodiing. '' 
lowers our standard, and as 3 
result we appear as any seciiiaf 
university. All of us - staff, faj^' 
ulty and stiidents - need 
raise our standards, remeiD- 
bering dress not only speaK^ 
for individuals but for "^ 
institution. Jesus says we are ^ 
be light to the world. May « 
not shed light on our phvjsi^^ 
appearances but instead c 
ourselves with the righteo 
ness of Christ. 

-Vanessa Pham is ^ 
(er's student of religious 

st\i^ I 

Ttie Southern Accent welco 
and appreciates all submisSHJ^ | 
However, we reserve the "9 
edit any inappropriate com 

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ADD, DeGrave to meet in championship 

The gym was the sight of a 

different breed of soldiers and 

battles who were fighting for 

oride and the chance to win 

"ome higl> <!"='"'>' ™"°" 
intramural champion T-shirts. 

The games had dangers simi- 
lar to the battlefield, there 
„ere volleyhalls flying like 
hullets coming from the 
skilled hands of multiple play- 

The group of spectators was 
slightly larger than I would 
imagine at a battle, and it was 
fall of young men most likely 
there to gawk at the number of 
BEAUTIFUL ladies on the 
court. All of the tans that 
showed up were treated to a 
great night of close volleyball 
games that were full of action. 
Bpth of the semi-final 
games were over in two 
games, ADD winning 2-0 and 
DeGrave winning 2-0. This 

means that the championship 
game will put DeGrave against 
ADD, this is a famihar match 
up since these teams, in a sim- 
ilar form, met for the flagball 
championships in early 

DeGrave had to vrin a long 
fought battle against the 
Killerz, never really having a 
huge lead. The second game 
ended with a score of 23 to 25, 
a true nail bitter. The game 
was so intense that the girls 
from the other game came 
over to watch the end to find 
out who would be advancing 
to the championship game. 

After ADD's similarly close 
game where they beat the 
Setting Ducks by roughly the 
same score in the second 
semi-final game. The champi- 
onship game will be played 
-tonight at seven o'clock in the 
gym. Everyone should be in 
attendance along with. Dr. 
John Pangman and me. 



Lindsay Schultz of the Killerz (left) pushes the ball 
gets ready to block. Team Killerz lost in the end to 

Team Overkill advances to finals 

Reese Godwin 

Yesterday in the Men's 
Volleyball Semifinal, Overkill 
did an impressive job of 
defeating Team SMASH in two 
games. Playing without their 
injured team captain. Overkill 
improved to 7-0 on the season 
as SMASH tell to 4-3. 

From the opening serve 
Overkill was poised and 
focused. Nate Gemmell scored 
t^vo early service points for his 
team and Jason Horinouchi 
delivered two more with a 
spike and a block. SMASH did 
I't waver, though. Thev came 
liMk ivith three points of their 
own. The game went back and 
forth for a while in an ironic 
fashion, Overkill scoring 
PJints off nice smashes while 
SMASH received points when- 
'"" Overkill spiked the ball 
'"hard. After a noteworthy 
We by Rob Quigley to put 
»IASH up 16-15, Overkill's 
™*ael Knutson came alive. 
™"ent on to score five out of 
J ™' "> points for his team 
^ ^Jf powerful smashes. 
'"'ASH had no answexiorhim 
, *«kill rolled to-k 25-17 

« same win. ' ".""~i 
^^Knutson's energy'carrled 
'a ' i° ""^ ■"^'^ 8^me as he 

Bra fi *"'"^ °" °f ''''= "^^'^ 

j,,l "^ points and put them 

'"' 8ut Robert Quigley saw 

The iow-down on the league 

Reese Godwin 

S:SMiarreu.g.oU,e championship game. 

fit to inspire his team with a 
great hustle play. As he went 
up to deliver a spike, Knutson 
timed a great block but a 
teammate kept the ball m play 
and Quigley placed a very 
ccurate smash over ^u son 
and between two Overk 11 
players. SMASH then woke up 
Ld put three more points on 
the board. When the ^relrit 
7-7 Overkill decided.. they 
wanted to finish the gawe.^ 
Preuss delivered a nice spike, 
Mowed byaneasybump^ve 
two SMASH players Nate 
GemmeU then slammed home 

the most impressive spike of 
the night. In fact it was so 
remarkable that SMASH'S fans 
were in awe. SMASH fell vic- 
tim to a 15-point run by 
Overkill mostly courtesy of 
Michael Sacro's service. He 
served on sbi of those iSPOints 
as SMASH could not lessen 
their deficit. 

Feeling good after the 


' Michael - ^Sflcr^ 

If you haven't noficed 
already, there's a lot more going 
on in the NBA nowadays than 
the newly implemented dress 
code It may be time to move on 
from that minor aspect of die 
Lcigue ind actually talk about 
the hardwood activity 

It may be haid to believe, but 
Allen Iverson has spent a 
decade in the NBA Yes, die 
once tngger happy gangster- 
wannabe IS now 30 years old. 
You wouldnt know it by his 
stats diough He just might be 
playing the best basketball of 
his career averaging 34 points 
(a career best) 7 assists, 2 
steals, and silencing his cntics 
by hitting 45 percent of his 

Another doroinafing veteran 
is Marcus Camby. Though he 
isn't known for proUfic sconng, 
he has been tearing up the 
league with his all-around, All- 
Star caliber play. He is leading 
the league in rebounds per 
game (14), second in blocks per 
game (3), and is averagmg 16 
points per contest, a cajeer- 
All-star game i!l February j£*e 

Ty the way, someone please 
teU Alonzo Mourning fliat hes 
« years old and not supposed 
to be leading the league m 

blocks. Didn't he have a kidney 
transplant two years ago? Sliaq 
who? (Not quite, but still.) 

In the West, the San Antonio 
Spurs are, of course, handling 
business. They are right up 
there widl the Detroit Pistons 
(who die Spurs defeated in die 
finals last year) as the top two 
teams in die league. Also, the 
young Memphis Grizzlies and 
even younger Los Angeles 
Clippers are currently second 
and third in the West, respec- 
tively. That's right, the aippers, 
not the Lakers. Apparendy PhU 
Jackson hasnt been die savior 
everyone figured he was going 
to be. ..yet. 

We have yet to see Amare 
Stoudemire in a uniform, but 
the Phoenbi Suns are well above 
water. Too bad the same can't 
be said for die lowly Houston 
Rockets. Tracy McGrady has 
been in and out of a uniform, 
but his team still can't get out of 
the bottom of die standings. 

As far as rookies go, Andrew 
Bogut (the ist overall draft pick) 
seems to be taking his dme in 
Milwaukee. However, Chris 
Paul (4di overall pick) of die 
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 
.Hornets is taking the leagup by 
storm, leading his team (and all 
rookies) in scoring and aiisists. 
He's been a small ray of sun- 
shine in a city diat has had such 
misfortune diis year. 


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OEM replacement and after- 
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Help support the rehabili- 
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Black ankle-lengtli wool hood- 
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Installed 2001, new 
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■ „to walk, 

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$20o/month -^ electricity 
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furnished. 407-346-2476 


Mature female wants to 
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Kitchen and laundry privi- 
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porch. Quiet country set- 
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Located approx. 4-5 ™les 
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Wanted: female .„„.„„,j;, 
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Easy walk from Southern's 
campus. Rent $265 

per/month + portion of 
electric. Deposit one 
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cats. Room available 
December 1. Contact Evelyn 
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Small, private, two room 
apartment with kitcli- 
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walk from Southern. $330 
per month plus electric. 
Roommate welcome, can 
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significantly. 423-317- ' 

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with options, new 

Goodyear tires, new brakes, 
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I Auditions will take place early next semester. 

'he Southern Accent 



Volume 61, Issue 14 

Southern students, shovel pea gravel 
mumtj service daj on Monday, Jan 

mumtj service daj on Monday, Jan lb 2006 ^ 

Living the dream through service 

^""^ . 1 ^i._ <nu„4.4.«„^«n-i inH rnllpppfiale area on 

Nearly 600 students volunteered for community service around the Chattanooga and CoUegedale area on 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16, 2006. 

What has 

^happened to New 



I Collegedale, Tenn. 

[High 62 

Elizabeth Blackerby 

Staff Writer 

Around 600 Southern stu- 
dents and staff went into the 
community on Monday, Jan. 16, 
to "Live the Dream" of Dr. 
Martin Luther King Jr. for the 
l2th-annual community service 
ay. , 

Of the 544 people who signed 
up and the many who chose to 
; at the last minute, some 

were in for a test in flexibility. 
Some organizations canceled, 
requiring students to choose 
different service sites; others 
were asked to do tasks different 
than what they were expecting. 
Kassandra Rodriguez, a jun- 
ior intercultural communica- 
tion major whose work site can- 
celed, chose to join those sched- 
uled to serve Girls 
Incorporated. Rodriguez and 

the three others in her team 
found that Girls Inc. was com- 
pletely abandoned and they 
were also unable to reach them 
by phone. 

Determined to serve, they 
stopped at the Chattanooga 
Regional Historical Museum 
where Pastor Kevin Kibble 
explained their situation. He 
then asked if they needed help 
with anything and received a 

grateftil reply. Working togeth- 
er, this group spent time clean- 
ing the gift shop and the display 
cases and organizing merchan- 

"I enjoyed the dedication we 
had as a group, the adventure 
we had together and the sheer 
joy of realizing that we helped 
some people who \ 

low 35 


serve at tne last luniuic, v^.-^.—- -- . 

Anobile resigns after 3 monthsatCdkgrfak Oiureh 


Khigh 58 , 

I Low 41 -pSifV 


Fw^ent Events P.5 















Brad Betack 

S taff Writer ^ 

Tony AnobUe resigned three 
months after accepting the head 

pastor position. 

The Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church is once agam 
searchmg for anew semor pas- 
tor. AnobUe notified the church 
staff of his resignation just 
before the new year. The church 
board caUed an emergency meet- 
tog on Dec. 31, 2005. to discuss 

ftl next move. They appomted 
Dwight Herod, pastoral duector 
of iSinistry at the Collegedde 
church, as the intenm senior 

past month, I began to feel ftrt 
my gifts did not match the needs 
7le Collegedale/umver^.^ 
family to the degree that I felt 

you deserved," Anobile said m 
his letter of resignation. 

Anobile said in his letter diat 
the church members did not 
affect his decision to leave 

"I need for you know diat this 
decision was made based on 
solely personal and family rea- 
sons," AnobOe said. 

Sherri WiHiams, communica- 
tions director for the Collegedale 
church, said the church was sur- 
prised by AnobUe'sresignahon. 
'^ «We ad not see it commg, 
she said. . .,. 

AnobUe will be remrmng to 
his former position as executive 
secretary of the Anzonaconfer- 

""flie CoUegedale •*-}^f"rT accepterth; position 

without a P^fZ-MXAihe beginning of October 

months after Ed Wnght left toe ^^ „^ ^,ppy ,o he 
position last February to become 

,he Georgia-Cumberland 

conference president. AnoMe 

hear that the 

Omar Bourne 

Southern hosted the 4*- 
annual Deep Diversity Retreat 
last weeicend at the Cohutta 
Springs Conference Center in 
Crandall, GA- The retreat, which 
consisted of 25 student leaders 
from both Southern Advenbst 
University and Oakwood 
College, was designed to build 
relationships among students 
from both institutions while 
learning about the vanous 
aspects of diversity. 

"Having worked with both 
Oakwood and Southern, we felt 
the two schools needed a^basis 
for stronger relationships," said 
Delbert Baker, president of 
Oakwood College. 

Gordon Bietz, president of 
Southern Adventist University, 
said tlie retreat is a celebration 
and recognition of tlie many dif- 
ferences in individuals, in an 
effort to increase diversity 

Resignation cont. 

continued from Pj 

"But now he's gone before I 
even had a chance to hear him 
speak. Who knows how longjt 
w\l take to get a new pastor?" 

The Georgia-Cumberland 
Conference administration will 
suggest possible replacements 
for the Collegedale church 
board to consider. The church 
board, along with the search 
committee, will evaluate and 
consider, all riames given to 
tlieih until a new senior pastor 
is chosen. 


"One of the goals of the uni- 
versity is to sensitize us to the 
uniqueness of others in order to 
celebrate their differences, 
Bietz said. 

Alvin Law, speaker for the 
weekend, defined diversity. 

"Diversity is just another 
word to guide us on our path of 
issue behind how we see peo- 

Law said kindness plays an 
important role in discovenng 
and accepting the differences of 


"The kinder and gentler you 
are to the world, you open the 
door to individuals coming into 
your world and learning from 
you," he said. 

Kathiyn McNorton, a junior 
social work major at Oakwood, 
said diversity is important in 
helping individuals mature m aU 
aspects of life 

who i 

. , „. Abner Sanchez, president of diversity is-taking the hme 

"It is imperative that we Abne ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ to untestand someone wh 

become diverse because it ^ a fte Lann ^^ ^^^^_ , ^^ „^„_ ^, .^^^ 

^X^y^"^ rdunng^eweekend. 
improve your Christian walk, 
she said 

Baker, president of 
-The good fatogTgrt from College agrees 
meeting new people-thafs what 

See Diversity Pg.3 

Collegedale church opens 'Celebrate Recovery 

nf ir, is suggested by th 

The Collegedale Seventh- 
day Adventist Church began 
its Celebrate Recovery pro- 
gram' Jan: 9 with an attSii'- 
dance of 62 people. 

Celebrate Recovery is a 
nationwide; confidential and 
Christ-centered 12-step pro- 
gram that stresses the power 
of Godls hoahng.The program 
is free and available to stu- 
dents and community mem- 

"We recognize that thi 
are hurts and hang-ups in out 
community and that there is a 
need for healing," said Jim 
,Iolly, the facility manager at 
the Collegedale church. 

According to Celebrate 
Recovery's Web site, "This 
experience allows us to 'be 
changed.' By working and 
applying Biblical principles, 
we begin to grow spiritually." 

Diiane Shoonard, pastoral 
director of spiritual maturity, 
said, "This program is 
designed to meet people where 

they are." 

Through small groups, 
attendees have the opportuni- 
ty to discuss various matters, 
including addicti.oosaelaiSQfc., 
ships and financial difficulties. 
Meetings are held on 
Mondays injhe church. Afel- 
lowship supper is served at 
5:45 p:m., followed by praise, 
worship, teaching .and testi- 
monies at 6:30 p.m. Group 
meetings begin at 7^30 p.m- 
and allow people with similar 
struggles to share their experi- 
ences and feelings. A donation 

of $3 is suggested by 
church to help cover the cost 
of the meal. 

Currently 20 volunteeis 
help... ™n"- .th6...progtaiii. 
Additional volunteers are 
needed to greet, prepare din- 
ner and lead out in worship. 

To contact Jim Jolly, 

Duane Schoonard, 

or the Collegedale 

church, call (423) 


The Southern Accent 

Ad Council votes to reform scholarship programs 

Chelsea Ingush 

Kurz, a company specializing in year's freshmen, however, 

financial aid, to evaluate their ='i"?='^'"''^ ' '^nteed Tuition 

Administrative scholarship policies. After they The Guar , ^,,„, 

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I MELISSA Mentz Michael Crabtree Valerie Walker 

1 Mati' Barci^v 

Southerns Administrative scholarship policies. Alter tney ^ ' "" " ^jT ^^^^i^ 
Council voted Dec. 15 to change analyzed three years of financial Program, wu , . , 
scholarships and bilhng policies, aid data, the firih — -'^-'^ r^tP,^ tor 

Now, more scholarship funds 

\vill be focused on need than 

"We made the tough call to 
use these funds to match our 
mission— to educate Adventist 
young people," said Marc 
Gmndy, associate vice president 
of marketing and enrollment 
"Not just the wealthy— 

"We made the tough 

call to use these 

funds to match our 

mission ..." said Marc 


Zach Paul 
James WU-LiAMS 

I BRirai Brannon Jason Neufeld 

I LYNN Taylor SaraBandel 

MeussaMaracle ErikThomsen 

i heuoioh editor latout & de8i0w 

Devin Page 

EusA Fisher 
Neil Comcta 
Jessica Landess 


Changes to the scholarship 
programs will be phased in start- 
i the 2006 fall semester 

many changes that allow more 
money to be put toward need- 
based scholarships. 

n tuition 

in this program, P^V^-^^, ' 
semester in advance «B 
3-percentdiscount,wluep) ^ 
i?a year m advance vJ-^, 


will not be locked i 
program. „l,i* I 

sed scholarships. Th^^Tl Jht^«or»»'' 

The FUVSH scholarship, allowsfamdies ^^^^jijeaS- 
which stands for Freshmen students in coueg^ ^^^ ^^^^ 
mg in tlie 2006 tall semester. Leadership and Academic percent disco 
Current students mil not be Scholarship, will be adjusted to will be phaseo _^ sclw''^, 
affected by any cuts, while some be based solely on GPA and ACT ''''''' '^'"liAcaderoV s*^ 

of them will reap the benefits of scores, instead of also figuring m and Maxwell ^^ ^^,jj)aJB 

need-based scholarships. community service and other ship wiU no ^j^ese ^^ ■ - I 

"1 can't stress enough that if merits. to new s'>""'"|^^^ to Can' 

we promised a student a scholar- The Leadership Scholarship ships gave "" jtmJents 
ship, we are going to stand program, which gave scholar- students an -^^^af^ 
behind that. Period," Grundy ships to Uicoming high school Maxwell AcaM^'^ 
said. students in leadership positions, As a resm — _ 

Southern hired Scannell & will also be phased out Next see Sch 

January i9^20o6_ 


The Southern Accent 3 jA 

kchool of computing accepts new dean ^'""^''^ '^^^^ 

\iJ^^ -»■*-' ± continued from Pg. 2 

, .ftculty member since 1987, 
.{ Srman accepted the 
I""*." dean of the School of 
, after Jared 


'^Se'^an was announced as 


!^ released by Steve Pawluk, 

Ir vice president for aca- 

Sc TdJistration. Pawluk 

Se consulted ^vith the facul- 

!^aBd staff of the School of 

Lputing and ako took mto 

I consideration academic histo- 

I riM aBd employment expen- 

I ences of possible candidates 

1 before maMng a decision. 

I "I am asking you to give Rick 

LurfaU support, collegiality 

I and assistance as he makes the 

I adjustment to this new respon- 

I sibility," Pawluk said in his e- 

I toail. "I am confident that his 

1 focus and his fairness will 

I enable the School of Computing 

1 10 serve our students well andjio 

I prosper under his leadership." 

Richard Halterman (standing), the new dean of the School of 
Computing, assists R«I Jacobson (right) and Andrew Cook Qeft) in 
the School of Computing lah in Hickman Science Center. 

Halterman replaced sonal decision to step down. 

Bruckner, who has been an "Heel very appreciated by the 

instructor at Southern for lo faculty," Bruckner said. "I feel 

years and was associate dean I've let them down, but they 

and then dean since 1997- know^ I did it for personal rea- 

Bnickner said he made a per- sons." 

Bruckner said the School of ' 
Computing is possibly seeking a 
special accreditation for the 
computer science program, and 
he felt another faculty member 
should lead out the extensive 

"I'm looking forward to less 
stress and more relaxation," he 

In the meantime, Halterman 
said he is trying to adjust to the 
new workload and added 
responsibihties. He said he has 

"I'd like to maintain the 
School of Computing reputation 
within our denomination as 
leader in Adventist higher edu- 
cation and to ensure a high- 
quaUty of programs and courses 
we offer." 

Halterman said he's not sure 
he can do what Bruckner did for 
the School of Computing, but he 
plans to continue on as best as 
he can with the help of his dedi- 
cated faculty and the support of 
his wife and two daughters. 

"Diversity is getting to 
know people better," he said. 
"When this happens, the 
fears you used to have will 
begin to evaporate." 

Bietz noted that diversity 
is necessary in the develop- 
ment of our students and 
their future. 

"We need to be open- 
minded to the future, to a lot 
more diversity and variety 
that we may have experi- 
enced in our own lives," he 

Law said another impor- 
tant role in diversity is affir- 
mation. He noted that every 
human being needs to be 
affirmed often so they don't 
lose their way in life. 

Law added that we should 
all strive to follow the golden 
rule in loving and treating 
other people the way we 
would want to be treated in 
spite of our differences. 

Chattanooga hosts General Youth Conference 

More than 2,600 youth 
I attended the 4th-annual 
I General Youth Conference in 
1 Chattanooga, Tenn., including 
I many Southern students. Held 
I late December, the conference 
I pointed attendees to the Bible 
I and traditional Adventist per- 
1 spectives to promote spiritual 
I faithfulness and participation 
I in evangelistic outreach. 

"It was the perfect event to 
invest in my spiritual life and 
gave me a vision of how my 
f generation can usher in the 
1 coming," said Diana 
a junior religious stud 

ies major. 

The five-day conference fea- 
tured several prominent 
church leaders, including 
General Conference Vice- 
President Mark Finley and for- 
mer speaker/director of 
Breath of Ufe, CD. Brooks. 

Ten seminars covered top- 
ics including personal spiritu- 
ality, America in prophecy, the 
book of Revelation and chal- 
lenges facing young people. 
Southern professors Michael 
Basel and Philip Samaan pre- 
sented seminars and Roii 
Clouzet, dean of the School ot 
Religion, spoke tor the morn- 
ing devotions 

A Sabbath afternoon out- 
reach project was coordinated 
by Southern student Justin 
McNeilus and recent graduate 
Aaron McNulty. Nearly 2,000 
attendees went door-to-door 
in area communities conduct- 
ing religious surveys and 
handing out literature. More 
than 9,000 people were con- 
tacted, resulting in 850 
requests for Bible studies, 
McNeilus said. 

Inspired two years ago by 
attending the General Youth 
Conference, several Southern 
students started South East 
Youth Conference. As a sm- 
dent organization operatmg 

under student services and 
campus ministries, SEYC has 
no official connection with the 
GYC organization, but does 
share a similar purpose. 

"The overall mission of GYC 
is to get young people involved 
in God's work," said Ronald 
Odiyar, president of SEYC and 
a senior computer information 
systems major. "SEYC was 
inspired by GYC to bring fliat 
mission of service back to cam- 
pus and encourage smdents to 
help finish God's work." 

The South East Youth 
Conference will be held on 
campus, March 17 and 18 


Come meet our Adventist 
Colleges Abroad (ACA) 
Director, January 30, at noon, 
... the Presidential Banquet 
Room. Odette Ferreira will 
direct an informational session 
for smdents interested in trav- 
ebng abroad this summer 06 
„. the 06-07 academic year. 
With Mrs. Ferreira will be 
Antonietta Riviello, Program 
Director at Istitiito Awentista 
Villa Aurora in Florence, Italy 
and Ignazio Barbuscia, 
President of this institution. 
For more information, please 
contact Beverly Orrison in the 
Modem Languages 
Department at x 2221 , or e- 
mail her at borrisonOsouth- 

Santos, a junior religious stud- ingaevonons. ^ - 

Kelly welmer's English Garden to be con.pletedinthe^pnngof|Oga 

'^SUJ Gauthier 

5'w Wkteb 

Despite the fact that Kelly's 
English Garden remains 
"nfinished more than nine 
months after the Thatcher 
Ball fire that took the life of 
student Kelly Weimer, 
™them Adventist University 
"mcials said the project's 
■"■npletion is right on track. 

"We specifically planned to 
»°1 complete the garden until 
r* spring of this year," said 
^raon Bietz, university pres- 
™>"i with the Weimers and 
"=" meets with their approval 
^^ timing." 
^'''ark Antone, director of 
™"^Pe services, said many 

people do not realize how 
mudi work has already been 
completed on the project. 
Trees and lawn have been 
cleared out ofthe area to make 
room for the concrete pavers 
that wUl be laid, and the a ea 
was re-giaded to even out the 
slope toward the student cen- 
ter, Antones said. 

The garden, which wiU be 
adjacent to the promenade on 

are east side of the student 
center, will include wrough - 
ron tables andchairs,andw,l 

serve as an ertension of the 

eating area. • 

A dedication ceremony IS 

planned for the garden ntbe 

="""«■ TofKeiys death, 
anniversary ol Keuy > 

"We wanted [her parents] 
to be ready to return to the 
campus [for the dedication] , 
and I believe they were not 
ready to come until some more 
time had passed," Bietz said 

Jonatiian Davidson, a sen 
ior theology major, ana 
Weimer's boyfriend at the 

tVne of her death, recently ^ ^^^„„^ „, 

learned of the dedication cere- ^^■"^"""nT^^^ 

KpHv's Garden, which is curremi? 

""S last semester I was '^Z>^^>.^.^r>.,o,.ooe. 

^"T^p.:^^^- «fi:s^t;t&o, z^^^-^ 

--S»— " ^^?^JX^ Kel.isn'tberea^ore. 

^Bri;tney McClannahan ^: ^^^^l^S^^^^i 
senior nursing major and close 

razvan Catarama 

Southern finished a full 
Maitin Luther King holiday of 
university-sponsored communi- 
ty service with a special com- 
memorative celehration. The 
service honored the struggles 
and achievements of Dr. King. It 
was held in the Collegedale 
church Monday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 

' The hour-and-a-half long 
service combined speakers and 
special musical performances. 
The speakers who shared then- 
experiences ranged from stu- 
dents to tlie president of the ura- 

"I reahze that sometunes we 
don't recognize prejudice in our- 
selves and so I thought by shar- 
ing some of my own prejudice I 
could stimulate others into 
thinking about how they might 

be prejudiced and not recopiw 
iC said Gordon Bietz, 
of Southern 
University. "Attitudes of preju- 
dice run deep and our relabon- 
ship to Christ compels us to rec- 
ognize them and do our best to 

root them out." 

The message was clear to stu- 

""freally liked how Dr. Bietz 
told us of his experiences back 
then"saidMicheUeKnowles, a 
sophomore journaUsm major. 
-His life helped me put into per- 

soective my life and realize that |^^ ,„„„ =, -_- . 

tnreiudicel is still a relevant ^ rf„rmB with the One Praise Gospel Choir 

Stid that we need to be d™.o1c™»<^S'.5:^«^*^"^»^"'"^'"^°^'''""^°° 
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^Tome students said they ^t^;,^"- r'^^rreally tater- brates what makes each of t 
appreciate Southern'sdive^,^^ rted wii anyone outside my unique. 

-Detroit IS roughly 85 percent a^ ^^^^ ^ ^^^ ^,^ ^^^^^ 
African American," said Alex , ' j ,„ 1,^ a part of a insti- 

^Z;:rZ^:^ S^r^atreco^andcele- 

■ increased funding will e 
into the Grant-In-Aid, a need- 
based grant fund. 

"Maybe it will help thi 
who are more needy to be a 
to come to college," sl,^ 
Diana Lifford, a sophomore 
nursing major. 

Southern's billing policj, 
will also experience some 
changes beginning in the 
2006 fall semester. 

"Instead of requiring 
$2,500 advance payment 
each year, billing will start a 
month earlier, and students 
will be billed monthly," 
Grundy said. 

The monthly minimum 
food bill will be replaced with 
an up-front bill of $i,ooo per 
semester, to be paid through- 
out the year. This includes a 
$200 spending allowance at 
the Village Market, according 
'to the Dec. 15 Ad Council 

hMdng about how they might auction u,.i „^ ^ 

AlookaFcoiimiumty service day 200b 

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of the 

«ty sei 

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Miss Mag child care center _ ^^^ ^^ awesome fin- 

Snyder's favonte part of the day "^^ d<^™B „ 

ishedVoductthatweallworked ogehe onli^^at a^eff^^^^ 

Even though the number of volunteers ™=^ '™ J"\ ^ ,^i R„b 
Quigley, Student Association public relations officer anu | 

*^-,^^nt all this time coordinating," ^^^^'^XZ^^M 
made the event a success was the support of others on tne > 
^&2lt needed to be done and their flexibility when plans changed 1 



Photo By Jen..j 
Amanda Tortal cleans a water fountain at Chambliss ^jJJJJJ'jay, Jao- 
Chattanooga, Teon. during community service day on 

,, January 19. 2006 

Blueprint may bring peace 



nternauuiiai .^ _ 

a conference later this month 
to introduce a new blueprint 
for bringing peace to 
Afghanistan and providing a 
better life for its people, the 
top U.N. envoy to Afghanistan 


7he "Compact tor 
Afghanistan" will estabhsh key 
benchmarks and timelines to 
meet the major challenges con- 
fronting the country over the 
next five years-security, good 
government, human rights, the 
rule of law and combatting the 
drug trade, Jean Arnault told 
the U.N. Security Council on 

Arnault said the compact 
ivill also provide a framework 
for the international commu- 
nity's future dealings with 

Afghanistan and 

improve the delivery of aid to 

the Afghan people. 

"It emphasizes the leader- 
ship that the Afghan state- 
strengthened by the democrat- 
ic process that has unfolded in 
the past four years-can and 
must take," he said. 

The plan will be unveiled at 
a Jan. 31-Feb. 1 conference in 
London to be co-chaired by 
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi 
Annan, British Prime Minister 
Tony Blair and Afghan 
President Hamid Karzai. 

The gathering will be a fol- 
low-up to the December 2001 
conference in Bonn, Germany 
that established a political 
process for Afghanistan after 
U.S. and allied Afghan forces 
drove out the Taliban for har- 
boring Osama bin Laden. 

Extreme weather disrupts travel 

Pedestrians fight ^ inds\\Ldiicsda\ Ian 18 ^u^^, ... .,^., 
The NahonaJ Wt athcr Ser\icL TLported wind gusts of up to 
mph, which turned umbrellas inside-out and even caused b 
trailers to flip over on tivo different bridges. 

Court ruling may ease assisted suicide passage in other states 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - After 
more than a decade of legal bat- 
tles over assisted suicide, a 
Supreme Court ruling affinning 
that states have the authority to 
regulate medical treatment of the 
terminally ill may help turn an 
Oregon law into a national 

The 6-3 ruling Tuesday was 

considered a rebuke to the Bush 
administration and former 
Attorney General John Ashcroft. 
The court said they improperly 
threatened to use a federal drug 
law against Oregon doctors who 
prescribe lethal doses of medicine 
to dying patients who request it. 
"The favorable ruling by the 
Supreme Court now permits 

other states to move forward in 
replicating Oregon's landmark 
law," said Peg Sandeen, executive 
director of the Death with Dignit)' 
National Center. 

At least six other states have 
proposed, or are considering. 
some form of an assisted suicide 
law, with bills currently in the leg- 
islatures of California"' and ' 


Tlie Oregon hw was passed by 
initiative in 1994 and affirmed by 
an even larger majority of voters 
in 1997, within weeks of another 
Supreme Court ruling in a 
Washington state case that also 
backed states as the final author- 
ity for regulating medical prac- 

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Pakistani intelligence 

agents hunted Wednesday for 
the graves of four al-Qaida mil- 
itants believed killed in an 
airstrike near the Afghan bor- 
der-including one authorities 
suspect was a high-ranking al- 
Qaida figure. ABC News 
reported that a master bomb 
maker and chemical weapons 
expert for al-Qaida was killed 
in the attack on the village of 
Damadola last week. He was 
identified as Midhat Mursi, 
also known as Abu Khabab al- 
Masri, who ran an al-Qaida 
training camp and has a $5 
million reward on his head. 

The Supreme Court steered 
clear of a major ruling on abor- 
tion Wednesday, instead giv- 
ing New Hampshire a chance 
to save its parental notification 
law. Justices, in a rare unani- 
mous abortion ruUng, agreed 
tliat the New Hampshire law 
could make it too hard for 
some ill minors to get an abor- 
tion, but at the same time tliey 
were hesitant about stepping 
in to fix the 2003 statute. They 
told a lower court to reconsid- 
er whether the entire law is 




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Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Convocation Credit Given 

Friday 5:30 PM - 9:50 PM 

Vespers Credit Given 

Saturday 9:30 AM -12:30 PM & 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Blessing Given 

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rent students 

depression during their Uetmie 
■ '- serious ana 

What is depression? 
Depression is a serious medical 
illness that can occur when 
something interferes with nor- 
mal brain function. Even though 
this illness is due to changes in 
brain function, it is not expen- 
enced as a "headache" or "brain 
ache," but rather as loss of inter- 
est in activities, loss of drive or 
motivadon, inability to expen- 
encejoy or pleasure, feehngasit 
one is in a dark hole or expen- 
encing feelings of worthlessness 
and hopelessness, change in 
sleep and appetite or thoughts of 
suicide or death. Common fac- 
tors contributing to the develop- 

Depression is senou» »..- 
cosflyi^earniuaaeconomicco^ Cr'vou depression can 
of depression to the U.S. lb w ^_j, 
billion, much due to lost produc- 

tors contributing to the develop- „. j „„„;„„ also costs Numerous treatments are 

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common; If you "with" V-ion e^en- u.ation, electnc stimulation 

workers or mental health 
selors), student health, conrmu 
mty mental health centers, local 
hospitals, employee assistaiice 
programs and local medical or 
psychiatric societies. Just dont 
let the discouraging nature of the 
disease trick you into believmg It 
win never get better. 

"Into the experience of all 
there come times of keen disap 
pointment and utter discourage- 
ment-days when sorrow is the 
portion, and it is hard to believe 
that God is still the kind benefac- 
tor of His earthbom children; 
days when troubles harass the 
soul till death seems preferable 
to life It is then that many lose 
their hold on God and are 
brought into the slavery of 
doubt, the bondage of unbehef. 
at such times discern 

New Year's resolutjoni 
Do you make them? 
Do you keep them? 
Did you make them this yes 

"I didn't make 1 1 
New Year's r 
tion this year. 1 1 
have in the past,! 
\ but I always forg 

_ about it in the & 

Sean Reed «<=*" 

should see angels seeking to save 

iression expcii- ...««".■, ; , ourselves, striving 

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nffer fro 

to the wono n' 
Organization, depression is the 
most common and costly illness 
of the central nervous system 
world wide. In the United States, 
I out of every 5 people will 

underlying factors such 
hypothyroidism, nutritional 
deficiencies and other medical 

If you want to know more 
about depression, please visit or If you are treatable. If yi.^ - . 
;: Tp^'es^o^nT^ itTa'ds io depressed and are not already know someone who is. get help 

family and friends feel distant, 
self is viewed as worthless, and 
hope seems beyond comprehen- 
sion. Tliis narrowing of perspec- 
tive, this diminished capacity to 

sometime in tteSrhfe, "suff;; anttcipate relief is possibly the 

from depression. At Southern, most devastating aspect of 

hrom oepresbioi.. n _ ,i„„„„i„n because it leads to 

that means more tli 

more firm than the everlasting 
hills, and new faith, new lifej 
would spring into being" | 
(Prophets and Kmgs, 162). 

Remember, depression is 
common, depression is serious, 
and depression is very, very| 


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them. I've ion% 
pretty good, 
far, and I'll t!J I 
to keep themi 
I break them' 

Vanessa Duran 

FFH music album review 

Andrew Shaw good moments on the album, 

GuEBT CONTRIBUTOR _ - wjtli thc last half surpHslngly 

FFH (Far From Home) can devoid ofhardly any memorable 

typically be counted on releasing moments. "Take a Chance on 

^ew ium ever 16 months or Me," the lotli track, is the last 

so with each consecutive album song with an important ni« 

sounding almost exactty like its sage, bringing up the idea It 

predeceior. Die-hard fans will OK to question, 1 U just bnng 

disagree, but my "first listen" to you closer-closer to me. This is 
™ach of dieir albmns garners the an idea that I feel most everyone 

Out on the Town: Events in Chattanooga 

through, I 

same result: I just can't tell tliese 

sones apart— until now. .j ■ ~ 

Over the holidays, FFH of the must-listens 
released their 6th studio album, album. 
"Voice from Home," which 

iking tills song 

Although some would say it i: 

voice irom nuiuc, vvinv.. .^". ^ 

orisingly has a very unique feel inappropriate to wnte songs 

to it. Instead of patching togeth- that God is siliging to you, 1 m 

er a hodgepodge 40 minutes of mlling to overlook that because 

music FFH's latest release is a the message throughout this 

concept album based on a book album is constant and true. God 

of the same name by author loves us uncondibonaUy, and all 

Rich Stevenson. Instead of he wants is for us to want him m 

releasing a typical worship our Ufe. Musically, FFH doesnt 
album, all of the songs are writ- 
ten as if God is talking directly to 
his people. 

Is this concept enough to fuel 

Natalie Grant in concert; January 20; 6:30 p.i--, „ 
Baptist Church (Chattanooga, TN); $10 for general admis- 
.; visit http;// 

"The Storv"; January 21; 8 p.m.; The Chattanooga Theatre 

Centre (on the circle theatre); $8 for students; visit 

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Mystery at the TV Talk Show; 
all Thursdays; 7 p.m.; Vaudeville Cafe; $19.50 for beverages, 
dinner & dessert; visit 

movie: Sharks; through January 26; 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 
p.m., 5 p.m.; IMAX 3D Theater; $7.95; visit 

i movie: Wild Safari; through January 26; 12 p.i 

p.m., 4 p.m.; IMAX 3D Theater; $7.95; visit 

"I didn't IIl*«j 
this year. Wj 
do, but I <!»»"' 
with it." 

. ^ „_ ground, but their 

unique spin on a worship album 

and subject matter that anyone 

apply to their Ufe makes 

an entire album? Yes, but bare- FFH's latest effort worthy of 1 
ly Voice suffers from being your CD player for at least a few 
fronUoaded with most of the spins. 

Local flair: Events on Campus 

SA mid-winter party; January 21; 8 p.m.; lies P.E. Center 

Student week of prayer; January 23-January 27; 11 a.n 
CoUegedale SDA Church; convocation credit given 

Amanda Tortal 

"Not since > 

work for*': J 
live one SO""! 
time no* 



January 19, 2006 





The Southern Accent 9 


Bringing your axe to the church 

"My church was having an 
axe party," she told me in a 

I voice still scratchy from sleep. 
"What do you mean?" I 
ked \vith an unsure chuckle.' 
Teah, an axe party. They 
ere going around killing 

I each other." 

I So that was why she had 

I jumped when I had awakened 

I her, I thought. 

My friend explained to me 
that in her dream, her church 
had invited everyone to come 
to a party, and bring their 
axes. To her horror, my friend 
found that everyone else's axe 
was twice as big as hers. She 
ran from church when she saw 
two friends fighting to the 

And though it was a strange 
dream, it made sense. Has 
church ever felt like one big 
axe party to you? 

We enter church, or any 
Christian community such as 
Southern, and expect it to be 
the one place on earth where 
we can feel safe and accepted, 
just as it should be. But some- 
times that turns horribly 
wrong, and we are greeted 
with axes, or rather, judg- 
ment, harsh words, and back- 
stabbing. And then we run, 
sometimes never to return. 
Other times, we are the ones 
carrying the big axes. 

Our Christian community 
has a reputation, and each of 

us, often without knowing it, 
either help or hinder that. 

One of my friends back 
home who is not a Christian 
told me that even though he 
has never been here, he 
expected everyone at 
Southern to be nicer and more 
Christian to each other than 

We enter church, 
or any Christian 
community such 

as Southern, and 
expect it to be 

the one place on 
earth where we 

can feel safe and 

accepted, just as 
it should be. 

they are at his public 

I could only agree, knowing 
that he sees things from a dif- 

ferent perspective than I ever 

Christ said that we are to be 
his example to the people who 
don't know Him. 

"You are the light of the 
world," he said. "Let your light 
shine before me, that they 
may see your good deeds and 
praise your Father in heaven" 
(Matt. 5:14 & 16). 

I know that the many stu- 
dents who did community 
service on Monday made our 
world a little brighter. But 
don't stop at serving the com- 
munity for a few hours on a 
holiday - live each day as that 
example of Jesus. 

So if you have been carry- 
ing around a sharpened axe or 
have been hurt by one in the 
past, let go of that judgment 
and pain. Even though we are 
human and subject to the 
many frustrations of life, our 
community can be a place 
where others, like my friend 
back home, will feel accepted. 

Take a test, 

what do you know? 

1. Paul testified that while serv- 
ing Christ he'd "been exposed to 
death again and again" (2 Cor. 
11:23). One of these near-death 
experiences included: 

A, a lightning storm 

B, a flash flood 

C, a hurricane 

2. When Korah, Dathan and 
Abiram challenged Moses and 
Aaron, God used this as a means 
to punish the three men: 

A. an earthquake 

B. a plague 

C. fire from heaven 

3. In the account of Job's suf- 
ferings, God permitted Satan to 
unleash this force of nature to 
destroy Job's children: 

A. lightning 

B. wind 

C. a sand storm 


Conversion: the reason we struggle with issues 

As I reflected upon last 

I semester 1 couldn't help but 

I remember the issues we faced: 

e enforcement of dress code 

I policy; petitions for pasta, the 

pros and cons of "benefriends." 

I asked myself, -'What is the 

I leal issue here?" Why do stu- 

I lients need a biblical reason for 

s code pohcy? Why are 

aling from the cafeteria? 

I % aren't we offered a more 

I "ealthy fare at the cafeteria 

I ^'■■» ton much cheese)? Why 

e shidents living benefriend 

sstyles'? Why the indifference 

I toward the dress code (a full 

l™eth mirror and -an honest 

: would help many 

biy)? I believe it is 

«ause many of us have not 

*« converted. 

There are no degrees of con- 
I version Yon ^ifk 

'".n't T """■ "« °'y°^ 

'"■ ■" "Kiay's tolerant, plu- 
jstic society tliis may come 

■ event n" ''™*' ''™"'=" ">d 
InL- 'f '™'- ■^^ P"blem 
lijg ,Jj' ™' '™ many are try- 
|s»it7„rf j'' '" " spiritual 
Itor ,[""*• '^i^sus has a name 
l(Rev , ^untry-Laodicea 
itw. '■■^'=™>''J™said 


The apostle Peter reminds 
us that we are "a holy nation 
and a pecuhar people" who are 
to be heralds of the mercy of 
God (l Peter 2:9, 10). Here at 
Southern, the last mainstream 
bastion of conservative 
Adventist tertiary-level educa- 
tion in the United States, we 
are losing tliat pecuharity. This 
is a concern for the administra- 
tion, and rightly so. However, 
this begs a few questions - 
some personal and some cor- 
porate. Do we want to be pecu- 
liar? Where is our focus? Is it 
being recognized as a top-flight 
academic university by the 
world, or being faithful to the 
educational blueprint that God 
gave to us? Can we accomplish 
both or is that trying to serve 
two masters? I cannot possibly 
answer all of these questions 
within this article but I want to 
give you food for thought. 

The want of tlie worid is a 
visible and tangible demon- 
stration of the power of Jesus 
Christ in the hves of believers. 
In Colossians, Paul challenges 
his readers to set their minds 
on heavenly things to avoid 
falling to idolatry (Col. 3:1-5)- 
But Paul isn't finished yeti he 
further encourages us to clothe 
ourselves with a "heart of com- 
passion... beyond all these 
things put on love which is the 
perfect bond of unity" (verses 

12-14 NASB). So how does this 
"upward look" help us deal 
with the aforementioned 
issues? Paul launches his 
admonitions from the spring- 
board of conversion (verse 1). 

If we are converted, then we 
will obey God's word and his 
prophet because we know that 
He loves us and gives us only 
tlie best. Therefore I am chal- 
lenging every reader to reflect 
on his or her lifestyle choices. 

To those who feel the dress 
code pohcy is unfair or unnec- 
essary, examine the New York 
Yankees' no facial hair policy 
for employees. 

To the cafeteria staff, here is 
Ellen White's counsel: "cheese 
should never be introduced 
into the stomach"(2T p. 68). 

To the benefriends, "To trifle 
with hearts is a crime of no 
small magnitude in the siglit of 
a holy God. And yet some will 
show preference for young 
ladies [and men) and call out 
their affections, and then go 
their way and forget all about 
the words they have spoken 
and their effect... They tire of 
constancy, and unholy 
thoughts wUl manifest them- 
selves in unholy actions... 
(Adventist Home p. 57)- 

My plea to all is to accept 
Jesus as Lord and Savior. He <s 
commg again, so keep your head 

Chattanooga First 


CoUegedale- The Third 

CoUegedale Community 

CoUegedale Spanish-American 

Hamilton Community 



McDonald Road 

New Life 


Orchard Park 

Standifer Gap 

Why are people so afraid of 
newsprint? I don't mean phys- 
ical newsprint (that would be a 
weird phobia), but going on 
the record with information, 
even if it is accurate and does 

n't hurt anyone. 

For example, I've been „ 
ering faets in the communi^ 
about Spanish-language relat- 
ed events. Either there are no 
such events (highly unlikely) 
or everyone I've talked to is 
afraid of newsprint. 

It's frustrating to have a new 

job and not be able to do it 
well I feel like people dont 
want to talk to me, and I don t 
feel like I'm making it easy for 
them to say no to me about the 
questions I'm asking them 

<!'*'='■■ , ;, , 

I could understand it 1 was 
doing investigative journalism, 
or talking to people prone to 
avoiding questions, but Im 
not. I've almost developed a 
fear of doing investigative 
journalism simply because I 
don't think anyone would talk 

It's frustrating to 

have a new job and 

not be able to do it 

well. I feel people 

don't want to talk 

to me, and 1 don't 

feel like I'm making 

it easy for them to 

say no to me about 

the questions I'm 

asking them, 



night, and that movie will 
make you want to avoid inves- 

tigative journalism forever. I 
would never just go up to a 
source's house unless they had 
no phone, no e-mail, and no 
other way for me to talk to 
them. And in that circum- 
stance, they'd better be crucial 

to my story. 

Working at another paper 
has made me more aware of 
deadlines than ever before. 
I'm exceedingly glad that I can 
meet them (The teachers that 
I'm talking about know who 
they are.) 

There is a lesson that 1 
should have taken away from 
one of my classes; I think a 
guest speaker said it - "Don t 
let your editor see your work 
until you're done. In fact, 
don't let them know you're 
working on something until 
you know you can get it done in 
a day." I really should have 

of time with only _ 

semester and a part-time job 
but I find I don't have time for 
anything. I plan on working i i 
set amount of time, but if ] 
you're planning on doing jouj. 
nalism as a career, forget it. i 
think it is equal to, if not more 
demanding than being on csll 
in a medical-related job. I've 
never been on call as a doctor, I 
mind you, but I have beeo 
called in the middle of to- 
night plenty. . 
New job frustrations aside, I 
the drive to see your name i- 
print is what drives you, m 
an AlCP makes you work tl 
odd hours without complai 

A time to find our true identity Acceptance: key to diversity 

A UmtJ LU illl*-! yjKXi. ^ ^ I gg,^^ humans, we fear what we do.l 

Andwele Worrell 


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bg quest™ mark of who we interesting Phenomenon to 
are, or who we are going to be. listen tO Olir PffVS tslK . « r- 
Adventist! Whatever 

intained that it wasn't God 
but rather biological and 
social evolution that has 
allowed mankind to come 
far. But who cares, now that 
.hat reairy-mea-ns. Actually On the contrary, ine ^-i™ ^ -^^^^'' '" 
that's the question? What debate about how j^, ^^^^^^ „j ^h continue 

does it mean to be Adventist? entertain Our- to be concerned about the 

what does that really mean? we enterra n {„,„„, a future that 

Every so often the discus- solves still is cen- understand and find oursel 
sions arise covering .opj^:s ,„ ^,„e„a misplaced in, unless 

from dress to movie watcmng, « understand that God's word is 

and they do go on and on „, „„! »„ cinema. ^^^^ ^^^^ ,a„ d^ep. High. 

"'Talem^'^sTweVe been Seldom Is the ques- than man's highest thought is 

would seem as If we ve been o= ^ ^ . God's ideal for Adventist 

wading through never-end ng y„„ „f content vnuneneonl 

streamsofdialoguesearching yo-SP^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^.^^ 

for the answers to the deepest raiseo^ „n,„aybackto that ideal, and 

'"GirnguTfo«ofus tain that their tastes are in like the Jews of the first 

meant listening to hours of conflict with good Adventist tury, cast off our old tradi- 

Uncle Arthur's stories inter- taste and totally entrenched in tions and identify ourselves 

spersed with Ellen White their o^vn. with the Chnst of the whore 

Quotes and mission stories However, there's a tragedy the benefriend, the poor and 

from every nook and cranny of in this. Little have we noticed the politician 

meaningful that the authority for our lives 

~ those little is no longer God or his word. Andiuefe is a senior archi 
In fact, not even well- tecture major at Andrews 
researched advice seems to [fniuersiti/. Anduiefe c 
matter. contacted 

On the contrary, the debate andu; 
about how we entertain 
centered o 

the earth. Just 
^^ to many of 

^P rules about dress, entertain 
ment, dating and Sabbath- 

'These wonderful traditions 
have done so much to shape 
our SDA minds, and for many selves still 
of us have defined what it go to the cinema or not to go 
means to be Adventist. to the cinema. Seldom is the 

Subtly our beliefs have question of content raised, 
been shaped by what we've One can be certain that Ellen 
seen and experienced as bud- White didn't care where you 
ding Adventists. We've built saw the xxx movie, or that 
up perception and conception Harry Potter's rating was Pg- 

The Souttiem Accent welcomes 
and appreciates all submissions. 
However, we reserve the rigtit 
edit any inappropriate 

*cpiiucns eo^nesseci in these 
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humans, we fear what v 
know, but there comes a time I 
Whenwetalkaboutdiversity when we must ove™™^ 
at Southern, we often refer to fears. T^«e rs =° ™*S 
the amomit of people from dif- from ottiers rf we wom jh 
ferent^ces and ethnicities aia. ^-P^^^^^ ",^"^^0* 
attend the university, but is „f'^'X.„e the same p--- ' 

there more to this topic than « f »* '^"X^^TJ 
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define diversity. One person should we cheat ^^^^l 

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ences in each person that makes enjoyea. "e j„„', ajil 

them an individual. Another f"* ""!!?"„ we P"* I 
said diversity is the difference in the effort. The mo ^ . 

our similarities as human ^eachmg out to oUieis, 
beings. Both were excellent def- e^'l'™'^"y.^Xce to 1 
initions, but this response ""f .^' „ Jt new P^I* I 
caughtmyattention;diversityis new "™8S. «"e^ fiei«»l 
being willing to have an open and encomiternew ^^^ I 
mind to ac^pt differences in Diversity opens ^ en . 

others. '=''^P"=""re^»anarro>.««l 

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ferences mothers is something ofthmkmg. Weare . 

we all need to strive for. Every we make °f '.'.'fissueofSf I 
day we encounter diversity, ^"f r^^ sii^' <t\ 
whether through differences in sity is deeper ^^^ jj^ ■ 
rehgious beliefs, lifestyles or We are dJveR^ „„iy ya1*\ 
ethnicities. However, accepting ent ways, ""^ diverse"' I 
differences is something we all can become more ^j ^| 
struggle with, and we find our- first ^'^"'P^^ ^leo *°' ;l 
selves tolerating others instead ting to .™° ^j^ « >!l 
of getting to know them as indi- unique 1"" whet^T' 
viduals. True diversity is more Onesnailjay__^^ 
than mere toleration - it has to ingTo'SBBieon^^ ^^ „p 
be a genume attempt to under- at a strange '^^f/ to I 
stand tire differences in other window ot opp ^j ^ pl». 1 

people. ^'="™,f1:!sofoiha='t.| 

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of diversity is not stepping out- need to do is s 

side of one's comfort zone. As chance. 

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Sports '^^"' 

[Sack Lunch overcomes All Day lHossierDaddyvsNBALiv7 

Undermanned and underes- 
imated Sack Lunch surmount- 
j an early deficit to beat the 
^vored AU Day 58-50 Monday 

-The first half began with both 
learns exchanging points. 
lEmmaiiiiel Nkana of All Day 
\roinated the offensive boards 
Jnd gave his team many second 
t ance opportunities. Yet on the 
■oihersideofthebaU, All Days 
labundance of height (particular- 
|ly Nkana, Marc Saint-Louis, and 
Ijamie DeLong) didn't deter 
Isad; Lunch from getting easy 
■points at the rim. Also, an abun- 
Idance of whistles kept Sack 
iLunch in the game. Eight fouls 
led on All Day in the first 
ipaied to only three on 
mas opposition. 

Sack Lunch's Andy Johnson 
used the frequent foul calls to his 
advantage en route to a note- 
worthy first half. His pictur- 
esque jump shot and fearless- 
ness in getting to the rim 
allowed him to get 12 of his 
team's 23 first half points. He 
sparked an 11-4 run and led his 
team back from a 17-12 deficit 
going into balftime. 

In the second half Emmanuel 
Nkana continued his rebound- 
ing spree and went on a barrage 
of low-post scoring, putting 10 
points on the board in the sec- 
ond half (He had 16 total.) His 
teammate Michael Browne 
came off the bench to provide a 
much-needed spark, scoring 10 
points on all lay-ups. 

It seemed that All Day con- 
tained the scoring prowess of 
Andy Johnson, but they didn't 

count on his teammates picking 
up where he left off. Chris La 
Faive scored a quiet 11 points in 
the game, mostiy from the free 
throw line. Scott Davis grew 
weary of being left wide open 
and drained a crucial three. 
Jesus Melendez had an impres- 
sive second half, showing All 
Day a thing or two down low. He 
scored 13 points in the second 
half— 10 in the paint. Sack 
Lunch finished the game on a 
12-3 run. 

After the game, high scorer 
Andy Johnson (20 points) 
expressed that he "just loves the 
game." He also said, "[AU Day] 
was worried about the refs— 
which I understand, there were 
some bad calls— but we just 
went out and played, smiled, 
and said 'good game.'" 

John Jones (right) makes a fast break \vith Jonathan IV 

(11) in close pursuit during o 


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Volume 61, Issue 15 



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jjirrent Events P.5 

pordsearch P.6 







Petitions kick 
off elections 

Don't be surprised if one or 
two Southern students 
request your autograph this 
week. Aspiring school leaders 
must provide the Student 
Association office with 50 sig- 
natures of recommendation 
by noon, Jan. 30, as the first 
step toward qualifying as a 
candidate in February's SA 

Upon the review and 
approval of these petitions, 
Southern's hahways, bulletin 
boards and doorways will 
become a combat zone for SA 

"SA is really important 
because they have a role of 
pulling people together and 
creating a culture on campus," 
said Greta Martin, a senior 
French major. "We need 
someone who can reinvent the 
SA program here at 

Those applying for the 
elected executive positions of 
president, vice president and 
social vice president, will be 
presenting their platforms at 
convocation on Feb. l5, as 
well as holding a press confer- 
ence for voters on Feb. 21. 

SA Vice President Justin 
Moore said he believes the 
student government needs 
candidates who will present 
new ideas and practical plans 
to implement them. 

"People can always see 
when you have a vision, 
Moore said. 

Student media candidates 
are also required to apply by 
Jan 30, and are appointed by 
the Student Media Board, 
rather than elected. 

Media positions include the 

Strawberry Festival producer. 
Memories editor. Accent edi- 
tor and Joker editor. 

"It's a good expenence 
learning what's going on in a 
production 2t^^^.:^, 
yrnWn, Strawberiy Festival 

The student body SI, the CoUege sanctuary on Tuesday morning .0 hear week of prayer speaker Jes»iea 
Cyphers. ^ 

Students ask questions 

students seekto answer questions about spirituality and life during student 
week of prayer Jan. 23 to Jan. 27, 2006 in CoUegedale Church. 

Staff Writer 


P.I 2 

Media candidates mus also 

submit a creative portfolio of 
heTwork for evaluation by 
he media board. Elecmn 

petitions and media appto; 

tions are available m the stu 

dent services office in 

rest of the world. That's why student speaker will address a 

, L° - different question. Questions 

""(Cyphers said she struggled range from "^f "•, i^';^^ 

JessicaCyphersalmostdied - lollow 0"^ f ^^^^^^ ^^ S;'™:?;:;' '" """ ', 

three years ago in a rock- de"t, but now she enco^ 6 "ifs relevant because we all 

climbing accident. Now she ''<-T'2^^^t^:,i:;:X have questions that we want 

and other students are shanng I™"'" '"■„"„„/ life," answered," said Christina 

their stories during the stu- P^); ^f ^ ^ f ,^„ 4, being a Zaiback, a junior public re a- 

'•"?t Far- S=.-=s?- =.::£.--- 

SA brings th ^ '^os back to Souther n 


Last Saturday nigM. 

Southern sf'd'^"'^ ,>>/"* 'J' 
opportunity to travel back 50 
years at the mid-winter party 
Lid in the gym. "Sixteen 
Candles" played over the 
speakers, and students social- 
ized in the mock diner whie 
Tpping on root beer floats 
over a checkered floor. 

SA social Vice Presiden ^^^^^^^_^_ ^^^^^^ 

LTd-winter party «o"ld ^ve ..uoy .he -SOS^-here during 

Ttheme. She said they voted „,gh,. rf„„as.- — 

'^ta. Davis, a retired ^^^ZTJI^^^^ 
L°c"er*eCsSar/:nd Ten Saturday night dormitc 

1 college," 


students cont. 

continued from Pg- 1 

I experiences, which is 

Laton Smith, a sophomore 
theoloB' major, spolie Monday 
morning, asldng the students 
why we need God. 

-We need God because we 
struggle ivith sm," Smith said. 
"God is the only way out of sm. 
We cannot do it on our own. 

Meetings are not the only 
way for students to get involved 
this week. Prayer leaders are 
available to meet with students 
m the front of the sanctuary fol- 
lowing meetings, and a prayer 
room is located in the Student 
Center, An all-night prayer vigil 
is, also being held Friday mght 
in the Student Center after 
communion service. 

Upcoming speakers for tlic 
week include Joe Drew on 
Thursday, Wliitni McDonald 
on Friday and Adam Brown for 
Friday vespers. No meeting is 
scheduled for Thursday 

This semester Thatcher 
and Talge residents can use a 
new worship attendance pro- 

^""Tt's a great idea. I totally 

support the deans," said 

Grant Graves, an English 

major and student dean in 

Talge Hall. Residents ha 

deans said the system will 

help students schedule their 

time better because they mil 

have two months to attend 

'™"t:'yo?wirhr until ~Me„.e.Oe« hands MtchetleKnowtesW^Oa 

the quarter ends to meet the card, 
•quirement," said Jeffery _ ^„„„ +>,^ at^cessins their 

worships each ^uauer, 
Students may also he fined 
twice in a single semester. If a 
student is behind one to six 
worships at the end of a quar- 
ter, he or she will be fined 
$25. The fine will be doubled 
to $50 if the student misses 
seven or more worships. If 
there are over seven worships 
unattended after ending the 
third quarter, pre-registration 
will not be granted, unless 
there are some extenuating 
circumstances involved. 

The deans are sympathetic 
toward students who must 
pay the fines or are excluded 
from pre-registration. 

'The money from fines 

tne quariei <=ii^- - ■ — _ Southern The money trom nnes 

j„,„ uc6..i.i."i, - - n ,.i,„n keen track of their dorm wor- 

''n. new system divides the until the m^-.erm and the keep^t^_^^ ^^^^^^^ ^ 

worship attendance into four f™" *\^^'^- ™ ™''' as well ' -'' 

^-^-::iV^- '^^^Z^i -^r::^-.tdi have to 

ter, rather than each month P"S""™f3'^£tr be pay a fine for not meering the 

tXrl-«:nd' ^r^atSrcgresshy required number of dorm 

the dorm. We 

^^ ^^^^^^ ^ the money. Going to \ 

conTOC^tion 'cTedits ship just means less headache 
all around," Erhardsaid. 
Restrictions will still apply 

See Worship Pg,3 .^. ^1 worships that must be attena- au.t. .u ... r . - ^ 

ion Language now fulfills language requirement 

O '-' ._,,., o„^„„„„ „„aBe. it seems that peopli 

Vallsa Vinson 

AiinTii-ii" ^V" i-iinguaee, 

or ASL, was rccelUly. accepted, 
at Southern as a fulfillment of 
the general education lan- 
guage requirement for 
Bachelor of Science degrees. 
The university has offered two 
classes of ASL in the past and 
because of its growing recog- 
nition throughout the coun- 
try. Southern now has four 
ASL classes. 

According to discov- 
ery!ichoQl,con\,, the third- 
most-common language in the 
United States is ASL, after 
English and Spanish. 

"It really is a language of its 
own," said Carios Parra, aca- 
demic dean of modern lan- 
guages. "Because of evangel- 
ism we see such a need for 
offering these languages. And 
ASL can be widely used by our 
students for this reason." 
Junior public relations and 

of Science 
degrees Southern offers, it 
was rejected for the Bachelor 

journalism major Jaynie 
Medina said, "I think it's a 
,go6d way to minister to peo- 
ple and would also be a' good 
opportunity for us students to 
witness to the community and 

expand our horizons." 

The modern languages 

department at Southern has 

placed a request to have ASL 

accepted for the general edu- . 

cation language requirement 

for all degrees offered. When 

the issue was discussed and of Arts degrees. 

the proposal was passed for "To be considered 

"It really is a lan- 
guage of Its own," 
Carlos Parra said. 

guage, it seems that people 
are looking for; something 
written and spoken, but f£t." 
simply doesn't have those 
things," said Darwin Ayscue, 
ASL professor. "What some 
people don't realize is how 
intricate and linguistic Ail 
really is" . .^ . 

The issue will be revisited 
bv the General Education 
Committee on Jan. 26, 2006 
and will then go to Southerns 
academic affairs department 

the proposal wds ^a^^^^A ,%,, .„„.-- 

Food service director to retire after 29 years' 

The Southern Accent 

Chelsea Ingush 
1 co-news editor 

1 MeussaMentz 


I Matt Barclay ■ 

1 Alex Mathson 

Bbjtni Brannqn 
i ufebtyles co-ei 

Lynn Taylor 

sluclenl voice since 1926 

Omar Bourne 

Ethan Nkana K. Brownlow 

Robin George Christie Aguirre 

Michael Crabtree Valerie Walker 

Zach Pai 

James Williams 
Jason Neufeld 
Sara Bandel 

Devin Page 

Mei^ujie Eddlemon 
Neil Com eta 
Jessica Landess 

Melissa Maracle ErikThomsen 

Southern's food service 
director, Earl Evans, will 
retire at the end of the school 
. year after 29 years on the job. 
"It has been a blessing 
irking and watching stu- 
dents blossom into fine young 
people," he said. 

Evans has worked at sever- 
l Adventist institutions, 
including Washington 

Sanitarium and Hospital, 
Pisgah Academy, Union 
College and Andrews 
University. It was in 1977 that 
Evans received the call to 
Dme to Southern. 
Freshman nursing major 
Linda Ferguson said Evans 
s done a good job. 
"No food is gonna be your 
mother's food, but I think it's 
pretty good," she said- 
While at Southern, Evans 
„lso added some programs to 
the student life. One Saturday 
light a month, for 10 years, a 

Earl Evans will he retiring at the 
end of thi-; school year after serv-. 
ing Southern for 29 years as food 
service director. 

movie was shown in the cafe- 
teria at no cost to the stu^ 
dents. They also had the 
option of buying pizza and 
drinks. Evans said the movie 
became so popular that there 
had to be two showings 

because of high attendance^ 
"The kids could laugh »« 
enjoy themselves," he said. 

'as times changed, fun »» 
wholesome movies wereh* 

er to find and more studeD 
had their own transp ja" . 
to go places, Evans said, 
resulted in the decreas. 
ularity of movie nighty 

For several Y^a^ J;^!, 
also hired hostesses m 

to find older ladies tl< 

talk to students who « 

i„g by themselves fo 

than two or three da)S 

row^. l;!^ to ^ 

school, I would '^l ,i\i 
people to have an inte^ ^^^^ 
them," Evans said. jjj 

we work with day by ^>»^„ 
side by side, we can ha 
influence on thein. ^^ ^ 

The search will B=^s 
new fot"* ' flji 


The Southern Accent 3 

[ew women s group on campus 



Somen's miiustiy group at 
tern, ae group consists of 
Ce theology students and 
^to provide encouragement 
Usupport for women. 
r^^ theology major who is 
l^ber of the group. 
1 FoD said the group does not 
Le a feminist agenda, but 
Ler wants to recognize God's 
Ijing and pursue it. She also 
llathe overwhelming majority 
I male theology majors support 
lie women. 

i Tm all for it," said Jonathan 
lira, a freshman theology 


1 Perez said he believes women 

y an important role in the 
i^velopment of ministry. 
I Afew years ago, the School of 
eligion had only a handful of 
male religion majors, but now 

Worship cont. 9 

continued from Pg. 2 

"I asked Maria Saraaan what 
it was Uke to be a woman in min- 
istry and realized if I was receiv- 
ing this kind of benefit from 
talking to her, what would it be 
like for other girls to receive it, 
too?" Foil said. 

Although the group has not 
been formally organized, they 
plan to become a part of the 
Student Ministerial Association, 
an organization created specifi- 
cally for religion majors. 

Lynn Caldwell, a professor in 
the School of Journalism and 
Communication, has been sup- 
portive toward the cause. 

"I believe the Lord is calling 
women into ministry just as he 
calls men into it. We as human 
beings, God's servants, need to 
respect someone's calling into 

ministry, whether male or 

Photo mmtration by Erik Thomscn female," CaldweU said. "I want 
to do everything I can to support 
has 40. FoUsaidthe group start- mate met weekly in adjmict- these women to fiiliill their call- 
ed after she and a fellow class- professor Maria Samaan's ing. 

louthern to host next month's brunch 

Many women 

■anticipating the bi-annual 

THother-Daughter Brunch on 

', Feb. 19. 

This year's guest speaker, 

paimali Gresh, is the author of 

nd the Bride Wore White" 

d James Dobson's featured 

est on the radio program 

»cns on the Family." 

Kassy Krause, associate 


"Hill, said Southern tried to 

tm\ Gresh about four years 

£0, but she was unavailable. 

Wents and faculty look for- 

ward to her visit. 

"I'm reading her book 
'Secret Keepers' right now, 
and it's really good," said 
Renee Mathis, a sophomore 
Spanish major. Tm excited to 
hear her speak." 

The brunch's theme is "A 
Morning Tea," and will featiire 
a full menu, served in 
Southern's main dining hall at 
10 a.m. One mother will win 
the Mother-of-the-Year Award 
and receive a plaque and fresh 

Tickets are $10 and can be 
purchased from Beverly 
Rawson in Thatcher Hall or 

Elizabeth Hankins in 
Thatcher Soutii, Ticket sales 
end Feb. 3, but those planning 

Tickets are $10 and 

can be purchased 

in Thatcher or 

Thatcher South. 

the event said the event has 
sold out before the cut off date 
in recent years, forcing them 
to put several people on a 
waiting list. 

The Women's Club, which 

sponsors the event, held the 
first Mother-Daughter Brunch 
about 12 years ago and has 
done so every two years since. 

Krause said the brunch, 
which has a reputation of 
being a first-class event, has 
grown in popularity due to the 
excellent planning, decorating 
and strong messages by many 
well-known speakers. 

"I think the brunch is such a 
great idea," said Sarah 
SimuMs, a junior psychology 
major. "It gives my mom a 
good excuse to come all the 
way from Illinois and spend 
the weekend with me." 

if worships are not being 
attended by the end of the 
month. Students will be put 
on residence hall restriction 
if they have missed two wor- 
ships or put on citizen proba- 
tion if they have missed five 
worships or more. The new 
policy applies to both Talge 
and Thatcher residents. 

"We make sure things are 
the same in each dorm. This 
way things stay fair for the 
men and the women," said 
Lisa Hall, assistant dean of 

' system 

Many students 
miliar with the uf 
and how it works. 

"I don't know too much 
about it right now," said 
Kevin Klein, a freshman ani- 
mation major and resident of 
Talge Hall. For students 
unaware of the details of the 
new system, Erhard offers 
words of wisdom. 

"Go early and go often." 

Petitions cont. 

continued from Pg. 1 

the student center. 

Moore said he encourages 
everyone to take part in the 
election process. 

"I'd like to see the cafeteria 
packed at the press confer- 
ence," he said. 

Involvement is, after all, 
the key to a flourishing stu- 
dent association, said 
Michelle Moore, chair of the 
election committee. 

"We need someone who 
has the energy to make the 
school the best it can be," she 

Southern students can par- 
ticipate by voting Feb. 23. 

Meats and faculty look for- Rawson in inaicue. ..»■■ - 

^ministration denies senate proposal for religious vice president 

».c Ur also said what students want. 
. . .. ,.1 h.r„«se campus events. He also saia „„hablv eet th. 


I* proposal passed by the 
pnt Association Senate to 
P lie elected office of a reli- 
P" vice president was 
I"™ hy Bill Wohlers, vice 
■^"ent of student services. 
■.li^ proposal passed with 

Wn Hte^ — .: ._- J 

— 'wiuug votes dur- 
r^- senate session on Jan. 
I '« Wohlers said he does 
I S *^ °^"^'* °r the desire 
l^alf of the administra- 
L '" ;dd this office and 
JT^ethe assistant chaplain 

W^"' ttc proposal, the 
r«> religious vice presi- 

dent would take over the^cur- 
rent duties of the taskforce 
assistant chaplain, Adam 
Brown. Brown would then oe 
left without a position. 

Southern is currently the 
only Adventist university ■■> 
the North American diwion 
vrith a full-time assistant 

^tutern's Chaplain Ken 
Rogers said a full-tmie^sis- 

tant chaplain is ^""^ 'j^„, 
much more than a stud n^ 
who would have to handle job 

duties along with closes. 

"I'm not anxious to replace 
what we have with someone 
who will do less," Rogers ?a.d. 

SeCor David Beihl said he 

drafted the proposal because 

Unfvwsny Chaplain 

lUn llofl«r» brtl«<»» 

a fulMlme asstetairt 

chapUIn Is able to 

do much Bioro than 

a student who 

would handle Job 

duties along with 


he felt there should he rnor^ 
smdent input on spiritual 

».c HP also said what students want, 

campus events. »' 'T/T. -They probably get the 

he was concerned al»ut__*e ^T ^^P_^^ ^^^.^^ ^^ 

?n'rollegia.e Association office over and over again, he 

conference being held at ™^-^^^„ ^^y he disagrees. 

^:;t"other Adventist coV ^^^fj^P— /*"^rul 

input on how religious evenB sa.a_ ministries 

are put together," Beihl sald^ ^/^ J^,7„„dent workers 

■Wit- 'riTJizi^o'^ "''-^-f "/r 


GA2A CITY, Gaza Strip 
(AP) - Amid tight security and 
a sea of green and yellow flags, 
Palestinians cast ballots 
Wednesday in tlieir first par- 
liamentary election in a 

Both the ruling Fatah Party 
and its challenger, the Islamic 
militant group Hamas, said 
they were confident of victory, 
while pollsters said the race 
was too close to call. Both par- 
ties said they would consider a 
coalition if no clear victor 


Palestinian 'f^"^ 

Mahmoud Abbas said he is 
ready to resume peace talks 
with Israel, even if Hamas joms 
his government after the vote. 
"We are ready to negotiate. 
Abbas told Israeli reporters in 
the West Bank city ot 
Ramallah. "We are partners 
with the Israelis. They dont 
have the right to choose their 
partner. But if they are seeking 
a Palestinian partner, this part- 
ner exists." 

Even it doesn't 
right Hamas is widely expect- 
ed to make a strong showing 
that would place the Islamists 
squarely inside the 
Palestinian political system 
for the first time. 

Hamas' success has 
alarmed Israel and the West 
although Abbas has argued 
that bringing them into the 
system will tame them, 
enabhng peace moves to go 
forward. In an apparent sign 
of pragmatism, Hamas has 

arried out a suicide 
attacks since a cease-fire 
declared a year ago. 

Its top parliamentary candi- 
date, Ismail Haniyeh said 
Wednesday that Hamas had no 
intention of laying do™ its 
arms after the elections as 
Abbas has said he expects. And 
another prominent candidate, 
Mahmoud Zahar, said his 
group is "not going to change a 
single word" in its covenant 
calling for Israel's destruction. 

ot pragiiiaLiji", 

Potatoes in low supply 

s.hnnlrirlB wcnrinc tradlHonul lalomii hcod scarves leave school 
f„ *i° lei 76, ".004 Hie photo ta Singapore. Si„gapore;s Mu, m, 

"ora'JiCZ nS:rs™ d'Spo" e's population is predo™- 
nanUy cSmie Chinese, wiU. large Malay and Indian communities. 
could raise ethnic tensions, iinu wumo >" - 
Singapore are no. snWect to extremis, teachings. 

The amount of potatoes in 
storage in North Dakota is at 
its lowest January level in 16 
years, and officials say the 
waning Atkins low-carb diet 
craze is one reason. 

Growers, dealers and 
processors had the equivalent 
of 11.3 million hundred- 
pound bags of potatoes in 
storage on Jan. 1, down 35 
percent from a year ago and 
the lowest January level since 
11 miUion hundredweight in 
1990, the Agriculture 
Department said. 

Mac Johnson, a vice presi- 
dent with the Denver-based 
U.S. Potato Board, said the 
situation has changed since 
the spring of 2004, when the 
Atkins low-carb diet was pop- 

ular and North Dakota potato 
stocks set an April record. 

"It's a combination ot 
things...but certainly the 
Atkins diet had some effect," 
he said. "In the waning of that 
diet, we have seen fresh pota- 
to sales increasing slightly at 
the retail level." 

The Atkins diet, which 
focused on reducing carbohy- 
drates, was one of the most 
popular in U.S. history. Like 
many other diets, its popular- 
ity decreased,"and the compa- 
ny started by the late nutri- 
tion guru Dr. Robert C. Atkins 
filed for bankruptcy court 
protection last fall. 

The Atkins diet, which 
focused on reducing carbohy- 
drates, was one of the most 
popular in U.S. history. 

There were many activi- 
ties, including double- 
dutch, table games, an "i 
Love Lucy" theater and a 
barber shop, and yet some 
students were disappointed. 
"Since I arrived, things 
have been kinda slow,' said 
sophomore Amy Agosto. 

Freshman Tana 

Vanderwaal said she dis- 

"It's good," she said. "I 
can tell they put a lot of 
work into it." 

In addition to free hair- 
styling and free food, stu- 
dents also had the opportu- 
nity to compete in games 
and win prizes. 

Retire cont. 

Continued from Pg. 2 

change in the way thinis I 
have been done at Southern 
for almost 30 years. 

"I'm hoping that the ne« 
person does a good job. Tie 
hardest job here is to keep 
everyone happy with the food | 
that tjiey eat," -satd .Frank Vi» 
Derhoof, a freshman theoloff 


After his retirement, Evans 
said he wants to do mission- 
ary work in the United Slates, 

"That's what we're kie 
for to help one another. In ! 
said. "This is not out how. 
We're just passing throogli. 

Jehovah's Witnesses blood ban complex \^^^^nav^^i^^^h^smntevd^ 

Jehovah's Witnesses are 
renowned for teaching that 
Jesus is not God and that the 
world as we know it will soon 
end. But another unusual 
belief causes even more 
entanglements-namely, that 
God forbids blood transfu- 
sions even when patients' 
lives are at stake. 

The doctrine's importance 
will be underscored next week 
as elders who lead more than 
98,000 congregations world- 
wide recite a new five-page 
^ blood directive from head- 

The tightly disciplined sect 
believes the Bible forbids 
transfusions, though specifics 
have gradually been eased 
over the years. Raymond 
Franz, a defector from the ail- 

any doctor or hospital give 
complete assurance that 
blood or blood fractions will 
not be used in treatment of a 

Aside from the new direc 
tive, a footnote in the 
Witnesses' standard 

brochure, "How Can Blood 
Save Your Life?," mentions 
the 2000 article on fractions 
-but then omits its contents. 

By coincidence, next 
week's directive follows some 
because of ambiguity in the heavy criticism of the blood 
Bible, individuals are free to transfusion policy from attor- 
decide about therapies using ney Kerry Louderback-Wood 
the biological compounds that of Fort Myers, Fla., writing in 
make up those four blood the Journal of Church and 
components, such as gamma State, published by Baylor 
globuhn and clotting factors University. 


expose the organization to 
millions of dollars in legal lia- 
biUty over past medical cases. 
The Witnesses have 
opposed transfusions of whole 
blood since 1945- A later pro- 
nouncement also barred 
transfusions of blood's "pri- 
mary components," meaning 
red cells, white cells, platelets 
and plasma. 

An announcement in 2000 
in the official Watchtower 
magazine, however, said that 

that counteract hemophilia. 

Next week's directive could 
create confusion about these 

powerful Governing Body compounds, known as blood 

that sets poUcies for the faith, "fractions." 

thinks leaders hesitate to go Without noting the 2000 

further for fear that total change, the new directive tells 

elimination of the ban would parents to consider tliis: "Can 

raised a Witness but now 
has no religious affiliation, 
accuses her former faith of 
giving "inaccurate and possi- 
bly dishonest arguments" to 
believers facing crucial med- 
ical decisions. 

Peggy Hagadorn takes photos of her husband 
Superior, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, in front 
man created by Keith Johnson in fron 
Hermantoivn, Minn. 


Current Events 

The Southern Accent 5 

Russia offers to enrich Iran uranium 

MOSCOW (AP) - Iran's top 
nuclear negotiator said 
Wednesday that Tehran views 
SoscoWs offer to have Irans 
nnsitive development but no 
; has been reached 

bemeen the countries. _ _ 

Chief negotiator Ali Lanjani 
^so reiterated Iran's threat to 
renew enrichment acti\'ities if it 
is referred to the U.N. Security 
Council. . 

Moscow has proposed bavmg 
Iran's uranium enriched in 
Russia, then returned to Iran for 
use in the country's reactors. 

"Our view of this offer is pos- 
itive, and we tried to bring the 
positions of the sides closer," 
Urijani said a day after talks 
with Russian Security Council 
chief Igor Ivanov, which includ- 
ed discussion of the plan. "This 

plan can be perfected in the 
future, during farther talks that 
will be held in February." 

The West fears Iran wants to 
develop a nuclear bomb but 
Tehran says its intentions are 
peaceful and that it wants only 
civilian nuclear energy. 
Uranium enrichment is a possi- 
ble precursor to making atomic 

A British Foreign Office offi- 
cial, speaking on condition of 
anonymity in keeping with gov- 
ernment policy, said foreign 
ministers from the five perma- 
nent U.N. Security Council 
members-Britain, France, 
Russia, China and the United 
States—plus Germany would 
meet in London next week to 
discuss the next steps in the cri- 
sis over Iran's nuclear program. 

Families welcome infantry home in Ga, 

Army Spc. Mark Wedel hugs his wife Darlene Wed el during a 
welcome home ceremony Wednesday Jan. 25> 2006 in Fort 
Stewart, Ga. Wedel, along with 240 other soldiers from the 
Army's 3rd Infantry Division returned home from a year long 
deployment in Iraq. 

Victims say ousted Chad dictator's legacy still killing people; case referred to committee 

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - 
Nearly 16 years after the over- 
throw of former Chadian dicta- 
tor Hissene Habre, survivors of 
his barbarous military regime 
have added yet another victim 
to the tens of thousands of 
deaths blamed on him. 

Sabadet Totodet died in 
Chad three weeks ago of tuber- 
culosis, joining scores of for- 
mer prisoners who have suc- 
cumbed to diseases and other 
ailments caused by abusive 
treatment under Habre, 
according to Chad's 

Association of Victims of 
Crimes and Political 
Others endure a legacy of 

physical and mental handicaps 
while the man dubbed the 
"butcher of Chad" lives freely 
in Senegal despite an interna- 
tional indictment for crimes 
against humanity, the associa- 
tion says. 

Habre's fate is now in the 
hands of African leaders, who 
decided Tuesday at the annual 
African Union summit in 
Sudan to form a committee of 
African jurists to decide within 
six mouths what should hap- 
pen to him. The case is loaded 
with implications for African 
presidents, who include coup 
leaders and others accused of 
human rights violations. 
"For 15 years we have been 

crying for justice," said 
Clement Abaifouta, who was 
detained for four years in the 
same overcrowded house as 

"People died from torture in 
prison, diey died from diseases 
contracted there, they died 
because there was no medical 
care, they died of asphyxiation 
because we were crammed like 
sardines and there wasn't 
enough air," he added in an 

Like many of those pnson- 
ers he said he does not know 
why he was detained. In deten- 
tion, he volunteered for burial 
duty because it got him out of 
.1,= rramped conditions every 

day, he said. 

"I buried so many bodies 
that to this day I remain 
unmoved by the sight of a 
corpse," he said. 

At the summit, African lead- 
ers expressed a preference for 
an "African solution" to the 
problem of what to do about 
Habre. That indicated a dis- 
taste for extraditing Habre to 
Belgium, where a judge in 
September indicted him for 
crimes against humanity and 
torture, a ruling made after 
four years of investigations. A 
tnitii commission in Chad had 
already estimated that Habre's 
regime killed 40,000 of its cit.- 

Adopted children killed 


Seven children who had been 
adopted by a single family were 
killed Wednesday in a fiery 
crash when their car was 
crushed between a truck and a 
stopped school bus in rural 
northern Florida. The children, 
ranging in age from 15 years to 
21 months, were alone in the car, 
headed toward their home about 
two miles north of the crash site. 

Bush says spying justified 
fort meade. mp. (ap) _ 

President Bush, defending 
the government's secret surveil- 
lance program, said Wednesday 
that Americans should take 
Osama bin Laden seriously 
when he says he's going to attack 
again. "When he says he's going 
to hurt the American people 
again, or try to, he means it," 
Bush told reporters after visiting 
the top-secret National Security 
Agency where the surveillance 
program is based. 

Defense says military strong 


Secretary of Defense Donald 
Rumsfeld on Wednesday dis- 
puted reports suggesting that 
the U.S. military is stretched 
thin and close to a snapping 
point from operations in Iraq 
and Afghanistan, asserting "the 
force is not broken." "This 
armed force is enormously 
capable," Rumsfeld told 
reporters at a Pentagon brief- 

Jet crashes in Alaskan trailer park; pilot found dead^ 

Sharpton offended by cartoon parody of King 

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The wreckage of a small jet sits in the r™"."" ,^aia„ Alaska. A 
jet crashed into Wednesday Jaii.z5,200b,i^^^^ crashed 
f^ircle of cones, at left, surrounds another "eeo ^^ mobile 
plane. The pUot of the jet aircrafi that craf""""' ^, strapped 
heme park was found dead Wednesday ■^"""""i'tHmdals 
to his seat ahout 100 yards away from the crasn » , 

NEW YORK (AP)- The Rev. 
Al Sharpton has asked for an 
apology from Cartoon Network 
for an episode of edgy ammated 
series "The Boondocks" that 
shows the Rev Martin Luther 
KmgJr savmg die n word 

Cartoon Network must apol 
ogtze and also commit to pullmg 
cpTsodes that desecrate black 
hlstonc figures Sharpton a 
civil rights activist and fonner 
Democranc presidential candi 
date said m a statement 

^"wfare totally offended by 
4e continuous use of die n word 
" (cartoonist Aaron) 

T^™ episode -the Return of 
iheKmg aired Jan 15 the lay 
WoVTIie national holiday hon 
„*g the slain civil-rightsleader^ 
Sows King emerging from a 
coma and using tiien-word mm, 
a„gO'spe«h venting his fru^ 

tion toward sexually explicit hip 
hop videos, among other things 
In die episode. King is brand- 
ed a traitor and terrorist sympa- 
thizer for his "tum-the-other 
cheek' philosophy of nonvio- 
lence in response to post-Sept. 11 
retaliation Exhausted, he moves 
to Canada but his speech pro- 
vokes a second civil-rights revo- 
lution . 

Cartoon Network released a 
statement Tuesday saying die 
episode IS a tiibute to King and 
in no way was meant to offend 
or desecrate'" his name. 

■We diink Aaron McGruder 
„,„ way of not only showing Dr_ 
Kings bravery but also of 
and fought for, and why even 
today It .s important for all of ns 
to remember tiiat and to contin- 
ue to take action," die statement 

Troops made more on duty 


Most military reservists who 
left their civilian jobs to fight in 
Iraq or Afghanistan made more 
money there than in their regu- 
lar jobs, according to a study 
that conti-adicts the notion that 
citizen soldiers lose money 
when they go to war. The study, 
by rand's National Defense 
Research Institute, found that 
72 percent of the troops sur- 
veyed made more while on war 
duty in 2002 or 2003 than they 
did in their civilian jobs in 2001. 

Armed robber takes hostages 


An armed man took at 
least five people hostage in a 
bank, provoking a standoff 
with police Wednesday night. 
Authorities said one hostage 
was later released as officers 
negotiated with the man. A 
Sheriffs Department SWAT 
team and police officers sur- 
rounded the Bank of Amenca 
branch in doiratown Exeter 
late Wednesday. 

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ere of 10 vj^B to riches is marriage. Seueith-day Muentists 

said tte Brijtegroom was oarang in 1844, tut the rressage is 

really fix ttw, aid if we are read>/ to cpen to Him vten He 

"taxis," fte will nate [us] rulers ara: all that tfe has (Iiike 

12:36,44). aculd it start in 2006? The cpocalyptiE "d^ of tie 

Tnrri" ocires in the oantext of ftjor ^neraticns in Jcel 1:3,15. 

A getEratim is 40 years (Fa>. 3:9,10). 4 x 40 = 160 i^rs froii? 

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since 1846 have been caning bo Gcxi's people." 131 41. Bta: 

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ard tow Christ will knock 

, January 26, 2006 

The Southern Accent 9 

I Melissa 
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Collegedale Community review 

Of all the area churches, 
Collegedale Community is 
definitely one of the popular 
ones among Southern stu- 

With services at 8:30, 
10:00 and 11:30 in the morn- 
ing, the church offers times to 
fit every schedule. I have 
never been to the 8:30 serv- 
:e, but I know that at about 
1:15, when the second service 

is letting out and the third 
service is ready to begin, the 
parking lot is packed. 

The church members 
always seem friendly. When I 
come for church, the foyer is 
filled with friends and 
greeters. I remember one cold 
and rainy Sabbath when the 
foyer was filled with people 
one sweet little old man mvit 
ed me inside out of the cold 
and tried to warm my hand 
when he shook it. 

The church is regular^ full 
at least at the 11:30 services 
The members are raismg 
money to build a new and big 
ger church, as they onl> rent 
the one on Ooltewah Ringgold 

They have about nine 
Sabbath School classes each 
week, one of which is specifi 
cally for young adults. 

The service is relativel} 
contemporary, though not so 
much as Hamilton 

Community Church. The serv- 
ice begins with praise and 

worship songs, then contin- 
ues into the children's stor>', 
usually given by a very enthu- 
siastic Pastor Kevin. 

There are two special 
music performances every 
service, one before and one 

after the sermon. 

As for the sermons. Pastor 
Jerry Arnold does an excel- 

lent job. Last month he had a 
particularly interesting series 
of sermons on love and mar- 
riage. This last Sahhath, his 
sermon urged the congrega- 
tion to invite God and his 
power into their church and 
their lives rather than living a 
God-less "churchianity." 

"Our purpose is to prepare 
ourselves for what God is 
going to do," Arnold said dur- 
ing the sermon. 

I appreciated that Arnold 
encouraged the members not 
just to live their Christianity 
on the outside one day a week, 
but to make it the most 
important part of their lives. 

As for church being part of 
life, the church's, bulletin is 
filled with announcements 
about numerous church activ- 
ities for both adults and 
young people. 

There is a website with 
more information about the 
church at www., 
although much of the site is 
still unfmished. 

Death grip 

By Jason Vanderlaan 

We strive and strain, 
Control and manipu- 
In a sad attempt 
To arrange for the 
We've always wanted. 

When will we learn 

To loosen our death 


On these bags of 


We search and com- 
Struggle and maneu- 
In a vain attempt 
To gain the life 
We've always desired. 

When will we learn 

To lift our open, 

empty hands 

Up to the Giver of 

true treasures? 

Living to^t-to Jesus' should be our intention 

I have always had mixed 

feelings or confusion set in 

when someone says, "I want 

to gel to heaven," "I hope we 

all make it to heaven," or "I 

vant to be in the Kingdom." 

It is said in many forms and 

I from many people. Whether it 

1 matter of semantics I do 

I not know, but it is seemingly 

lunsavor)' to my understand- 

I iiiE of why we are Christians. 

I don't just want to go to a 
I perfect place and satisfy 
I myself; I want to be made per- 
[fat and be with the perfect 
|One here and now, with God. 
ron might say I'm more self- 
|tsn than the guy who wants to 
|8« to heaven in the future 
ause I want it now' 



1™ don't need to wait. Have 

I think of heaven as plain 
|nashed potatoes; I mean it's 
1. but Jesus, he's the gravy 
r'" all. He's the jam on your 
I ""SI, the icing on your cake, 
1,1 ^^"^""'"S of life. He is 
IH r*"' "^'"^^ '' happen. 


■ It almost seems void of 
Now maybe I am going 

beyond my bounds, but it 
does seem like a Christ-less 
desire, more like a selfish 
desire: "I want to be in the 
Kingdom." And if I hadn't 

I don't just want to 

go to a perfect 

place and satisfy 

myself; ! want to be 

made perfect and 

be with the perfect 

One here and now, 

with God. 

mentioned it already, heaven 
starts here. 

Jesus said to them, I tell 
you the truth, the tax collec- 
tors and the prostitutes are 
entering the kingdom of God 
ahead of you. For John came 
to yon to show you the way of 
righteousness, and you did 
not believe him, but the tax 
collectors and the prostrtutes 
did. And even after you saw 
this, you did not repent and 
believe him- (Matt 21:32), 

Once, having been asked by 
the Pharisees when the king- 
dom of God would come^ 
Jesus replied, "The kingdom 

of God does not come with 
your careful observation, nor 
will people say, 'Here it is,' or 
'There it is,' because the king- 
dom of God is within you" 
(Luke 17:20,21). 

My real concern is the 
snarling trap of our sinful 
nature (selfishness), and if 
you ask me, I say give me 
Jesus and rephrase the whole 
heaven cliche with, "I want to 
get to Jesus," "I hope we all 
make it to Jesus," "I just hope 
I make it to Him," and "I want 
to be in Christ." 

What does all this mean? 
Do you have a faith driven by 
fear of not going to heaven? 
Faith is not fueled by fear but 
by love (1 John 4:18). That's 
Christianity 101, by the way. 
Why not turn the pages to one 
of those fnst four books of the 
Gospel to start. If you can't do 
that read a red letter edition, 
or hey, join a Bible study 
group and get to know this 
guy named Jesus a little bet- 
ter. But whatever you do, do 

'" I think we will all find that 
we want Him and His return, 
and also learn that He is our 
heaven on earth, our joy in 
our jolly, our smirk in our 
smile, our pep in our step, and 

the only one worthy to be 
Lord of our lives. 


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Six bad habits of dating 

Megan BRAUNER they don't want to be respon- 

^g^MssJSSSa ^*^^ f" psychologically pul- 

verizing a guy. Attention 

Over the years we all learn seekers of both sexes like the 

the do's and don'ts of dating, limelight so they respond 

Sadly it's mosUy by trial and encouragingly. Maybe they 

error 'rather than listening to intend to, maybe they do not 

the wisdom of those who have But since they are not inter- 

.one before us. But just in ested in anything more than 

case someone might possibly attention mixed signals fly, 

benefit here are six bad There will always he those 

habits that can kill any tela- fairly innocent parties who 

, . find they are either unwont- 

^"T Over-commitment. Yes, edly admiring or admired. To 

there's a time and place for avoid this painful situation, 

commitment, but it's definite- be up-front. It's better to 

Iv not early in the relation- cause a little pain early than a 

ship. There is a huge differ- lot of pain later. 

What all tends to oe iaDei~ ■"""■■:—.;.,„„., ,ff.rt mv I ence between giving the 4- Yo-yo dating . 

asfirtioninLym>'smind,even hut smce they don t afiertmy enc ^^^^ ^^^ ^ this enough: people break up 

ftough she taows better? To a lite in any way that I m aware | impr ^ ^^^ ^__^^_ ^^^ ^ ^^^^^^ ^ ,„ ^ ,,,^ 

I tend to view things that 
not physically apparent as 
tional. Now this does not affect 

, ., Jeny that these thmgs 
fairly fiction-labeled to me ^™ /, ,.„ ^^e someone 
as are many things, and this ^^PP^^.'^^'^d qnote me chap- 
makes litde or no sense. I loiow o>';*'«4^^ ,^„t proof this 
that earthquakes happen but I '^^^ ,h,t, hut I don't 
haven't ever been affected^by »d e^d^^^ .^ ^^^^^ ^, 
one (fliat I know ofl. It s fair^ «■ ^^^^ g^„„ 
unrelated to anything, other ^"f"',"^^ i^ter on, or have 
than my overactive fiction ^f^^-^^Jf^ted under my 
label er. 

Sry^.tmerrre T^^ ^ - ^^ 

^ '. ■' ' „j tiip Ten under fiction. 

Passion and the len uii was a war i 

Commandments, but see the '.'°!™ f.g' ^^sweU as 

■« mind, even but since they don t ^affect m]^ ^^ 

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AndvJELE Worrell impression from the pulpit 

Guest CoKmrninDR that Jesus' coming is immi- 

^ThebookofEzekieltellsof nent - after all the advent 

a time when God rejected message is now reaching 

Israel's worship. They'd places as far away as China, 

become like the church in However, the numbers on the 

Revelation, offering vain obla- back of the lesson book make 

commandment which speaks 
against taking the name of the 
Lord in vain. It would seem as 
if God takes less to fronting 
and pretense than to idolatry. 
One could understand this. 

: hrnl""C "- r' "''"'' """ "'"vhe .lesu s that 

I't be here for another year 
or tivo. According to the last 
quarterly, the South Pacific 
has a population of some 
708,940,000, of which there 
are 1,098,723 Adventists. 

OTer-Tager""Responsible peo"- the same when diey get back 
,t affect killer bees, snarKs raiuunuB " --• -•;-,„ „"„,„ „„« I ole i e. people who are wor- together. Sure, there are cases 
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people aVsume you are a cou- mature and resolved ft 
pie after a few dates and act i«="es they broke up ver^B 
hke yon are married after a in general f^Ple^^'e ha k 
month. Or, heaven forbid, together and closer than a tck 
U?k about how many kids on a dog withm a week or tw^ 
they want on date two. then broken up again a mn4 

2 Chngyness. This doesn't later. When something is 
just mean being physically °ver, let it stay over^ 
close to the point of annoy- 5- If'^™"*^,, f „S 
ance. Emotional clinginess is much deeper 'hau tru^mS 
just as bad and causes a lot of the person yon are dalm ■ 
strain on a relationship, ™^f ""'""^ "^ „?tcure i^ 
CaUing someone many times but if y-"'X"vour morals 
a day can qualify, as can too yourself, what y?" " „it 
many questions Grilling your and ethics are and «W "" 
baby is never a good idea, things you "^"1 ° '„%, 
,s across CNN's big screen. 1 Asking a lot of questions r"**""™ nrrZeuatout 
The good news is that about what they have done. People who are ie ^^^ 
re young with a host of who they were with and for *emselves are ... 

resources. Instead of maybe a how long can make you seem accepting 01 oui , ^^ 
year abroad, some could give like the needy kid in elemen- when they mess v- ^^ 

,eaK u,=.>= .» «- . a life of dihgent political, sci- tary school who decided you people ™™ ^ ' 3,50 cm 

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poin^enfC set about ?o tion, including those in China social work to the pHght o the dogged your every step un^l '"i"™ Jf<^„%orgive 4=; 
fette'^holeworldknowwhat and India who have yet to brothers we love as ourselv». yon took to hiding m closete S^flcanT "her as«* 
they now understood. The understand the concept of f^ " ^ "bere are more prob- Demandmg, or nicely asl^^ DW^tto yourself leads 
rapid development of the original sin or that Christ lems m the world than solu- for that matter, for a lot of ^«t™st in y ^^ „ 

advent movement is certainly should have to die for them, tions. Who then is better suit- time can frustrate someone h^ngover^'"" 
afocUiatingone. In about 50 What's more is that around ed to finding then, than ttas who needs more personal <^^<f^°y^.. about exes, 
years they'd firmly estab- the world there are still so army of youth with all the space. The more you get to *• Ta'*""! ,„ expla» 
lished themselves with many who are shielded from resources of the church, know each other, the more «>n t even na ^^ ^^^^ „ 
schools hospitals and pub- the gospel of Jesus .Christ by Internet and technology at you know what is reasonable this one, au ^^ j^^^,. 

.:.v:_. 'i,™.!, ,11 om.inHed Islam, communism. lanRuage, their fingertips? to ask. However, always be «°"?.°™ Tf^ed relati""' 

As Jesus told Peter, "If you 1 respect boundaries, no matter est in a line 01 ^ 

love me, feed my sheep." how long you have been with ships? Althougii,_ ggnip^ 

someone. to score some poin» ^^ ^^^ 

Andmefeisasemororcftitec- 3. Ambiguity. Human y°nr ""J™' ?°°„sed to 1" 

ture mnirtp at Andrews I heine.);. for all their talldne. evil ex, He/sn -^^^'i 

iply because there are more 
people than 

Unfortunately we aren't going 
to reach all this world in this 
generation at this rate; 
institutions and framework 
inst aren't ready. The reality is 
e aren't ready. Most of 
._jlly have no idea what 
needs really exists outside of 
our good, sterile, Adventist 
bubble where on occasion 
sensational story of 
plays across CNN's big 

after all, idolaters don't try to These figures may not mean 

insult His intelligence. too much, but it s worth not- 

In the mid-l8oas, a move- ing that "Christianity is still 

ment emerged. Jesus hadn't largely a Western idea. As we 

returned as they had expect- speak, there is still more than 

lishing houses, all grounded Islam, communism, language, 

in the strongest philosophy location and technology, 

ever given to man. Not only Then there are those all 

were they to revolutionize the over the south (that is, the 

American breakfast, but they southern portion of the world) 

put Battle Creek on the map in that could never hear the 

terms ofhealth with the world Gospel over the sounds of 

renovmed sanitarium. What's their stomachs growhng, or 

more, they were definitely the screams of sex slaves or 

involved in getting the prohi- gunshots, 

bition acts passed and making I don't think that part is 

alcohol consumption in the going to fit in this column, so 

United States illegal, even if let's move on to you and me 

only for a Uttle while. and the present. Presently, 

Sometimes I get the there's more need in the world 


mq/or a( Andrcuis beings, for all their talking, evil ex, "He/sne 
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.eferees doing the best job possible 

1 cliche often used in 

■norting events around the 

CJld and even in the gyms of 

■ Christian institution of 

^g Players and fans alike 

constantly wondering how 

he referees miss so many snnple 

kJIs "The ignorance of the 

jowd is amazing," said Dr. John 

hangman, head referee 

■Even'body can officiate until 

ithey get the stripes on. There are 

libout 1500 decisions a-. referee 

|,lias to make every game," Dr. 

Pangman said. 
- . As a player, I know that I 
iKould not \vant tlie pressure of 
Irefereeing any sport because, 
Ijiit like eveiyfliing else in life, 
1 never please everybody, 
I just like not everybody will Uke 

this article. The general feeling 
among the players about the ref- 
ereeing at intramurals is nega- 
tive. Players will always find a 
way to blame something on the 
referees, and that is where most 
of the bad \abes come fi-om, but 
others do think that the refs are 
doing a decent job. Bannor 
Downs said that the refereeing 
this year was "spectacular." 

Officiating has not decided 
the outcome of any games this 
year or any other time in histor>'. 
In every game that there is a case 
that the officiating decided the 
game, 111 say that you first have 
to look at the unforced errors.; 
Sports are to be .won by players, 
not lost by referees. The league 
would not work if we didn't have 
the refs, so people should think 
before they scream at die refer- 

Dr. Pangman said that most 
of the referees they employ are 
students or faculty that just 
come to ref, not students in his 
officiating class. When I asked 
Pete James about his perspec- 
tive as a fan he said, "My opmion 
is that they are short on rets so 
they have to run two refs a game 
. and it is harder to be in position 
to make calls unless you are real 
ly experienced, and most of the 
refs don't seem to be that expen 

I have been guilty of blaming 
my weak play on referees but 
the next time your favorite team 
which is, probably Nodung 
Special, is down, dbn't blame it 
' on the refs. Justrealize that tlie\ 
are doing the best job tliat the\ 
can, and contrary to popuhr 
beliefs, they do indeed ha\eade 
quate eyesight. 

^ like not evervbody will like ., ees. h""^- -j ^ ^ 

Dawgs Dawgs get muzzled by Nothing Special 

|iUgde!l Lorenzo . . 

!?om REPgRTER - 

Nothing Special (4-0) added 
■ another win to their record by 
■Iwating Dawgs Dawgs 44-42. 

The first halt started with 
-many turnovers and several 
I foul calls. Dawgs Dawgs took 
I good care of the ball and scored 
I on their first possession. 

^s Dawgs' defense was 

1 point, and that kept the 
waarae in their favor throughout 
lit first half Corey Waters 
laiie a steal, but Dawgs 
I IJawgs' possession was cu* 
I snort by an out-of-bounds call. 

■ The lead alternated-many 
times throughout the first half 
with Dawgs Dawgs out to an 
early lead but rehnquishing the 
advantage once the score got 
into double digits. The lead 
then see-sawed from team to 
team for the rest of the half. 
The first half ended with 
Nothing Special leading by 
three points. Edivin Urbtna 
was fouled many times, but he 
used that to his advantage since 
he did not miss one shot. 

The second half began with 
Dawgs Dawgs scoring two 
points. The ball changed teams 

many times- as. -both- teams'- 
offense and defense were 
hyped up for the second half. 

Eric Burch caught a 
rebound, but shot it at the 
wrong basket. Luckily he was 
able to recover that rebound 
and passed the ball to Chris 
Bennett, who then drove the 
ball domcourt and scored. 

As the clock ticked into the 
final minutes, the score was 
tied at 42-42. With only one 
minute left in the half, there 
was a lot of pressure on boUi 
teams. After 30 seconds, 
Nothing Special had possession 

-with-Urbina handling the ball. 

With ten seconds left, 
Urbina tried to get open. The 
heat of the game even reached 
those in the bleachers, who 
were at the edge of their seats. 
The clock counted down, 
Urbina drove to the basket for a 
layup. All of the air left the gym 
as the layup went up and fell 
through the net. 

With only five seconds left 
and the score 44-42 in favor of 
Nothing Special, there was not 
much Dawgs Dawgs could do. 
Bennett received the ball ahd 
drove it down the court. He 

threw lip' ii prayer just as the 
clock buzzed, but it was no 
good. Notliing Special won the 
game 44-42. 

After tlie game Jason James 
said, "They played a good 
game. Eric played a phenome- 
nal game. Chris played a phe- 
nomenal game. We played as a 
team, but I got to give it up for 
Dawgs Dawgs." Dawgs Dawgs 
also had fun in this game. 
"That was the best game we 
played," said Dawgs Dawgs' 
.Rodney Jackson. The specta- 
tors also felt the intensity of the 

wrt bv an out-of-bounds call, points, ine Dan cuaiiB'- , , . 

Men's power rankings for .006.—.^ 

toiOR Downs and Ethan Nkana 

e 2006 basketball intramurals are in full 

il Every week we'll try to put out a power 

'•ing which updates the top five teams in 

'"ague, regardless of .the division. If you 

. J comment, complaint, or just want to 

pv/ some love, feel^ee to email me at 

) . . - 

■ Sack Lunch, (4-0): By cutting slack 
part King) and adding some .new skilL 
"s La Faive), this team has started out at a 
18 4-0, including games against Dawgs 
p and All Day. But they have already 
™^ a huge weakness in their tendency to 
V down to their opponents. 
'■ Nothing Special (4-0): After losing in the 
"Pionship, it's obvious that this team 
"^ a second try. With untapped resource 
™w Downs still on the bench, it's possible 
f could emerge stronger then ever in 

could have a strong season^ ,.^^ 

*f.h°eI«onerers but fouling and 
one of the ^""Ser j ^^.^ j^^„ f„m 
rebounding has P'"^^^, „ pju^n Nkana can 
-S^^Sfertp .ay prove 

to be deceiving "me playofls^ 

this team's success. 

Don'tsee your nameon this week'slist? Try 
wimiing more and losing less. 

Ethan .Nkana 

1. Big Bailers ' ' 
This is a unanimous deci- 
sion. This team is too strong 

■down low and too talented on 
the perimeter for any other 
team in the league. Oh yeah, 
Kelly Mirtan is sick. Sick. 

2. Pick 3 . , 
This is a typical CA-bred 

squad: very unselfish play 
with more chemistry than the 
Hickman Science Complex. 
Led by Shayna CUfford, this 
team could be a threat rathe 


r, Rtbel and Yank 

One of the lesser known 
teams in the league, they 
have a great two-hit combo in 
guard Dustin Young and cen- 
ter/forward Sara Chase. But 

i,..» .=».■■ lacks the depth to 
tango with the heavyweights 
in the big dance. 
4. Your Mom 

I like this team. They 
embody fundamental basket- 
ball This team is better than 
their record indicates, but 
thev need a big win as we 
enter the second half of the 


This team lacks a formida- 
ble post presence but can 
make up what they^lack m 
that department with speedy 
Chemistry is lacking and 
could be the X-factor If reme- 
died in the remainder of the 


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receives grant 

Oksana Zaverukha 

Staff Writer 

Southern's archaeological 
museum has been awarded a 
$2,000 grant from the state of 
Tennessee. This is the tiret time 
the museum has accepted gov- 
ernment funding. 

"We are thrilled the state gov- 
ernment is able to recognize the 
quahty we have at Southern by 
giving us this small but signifi- 
cant grant toward operating 
expenses," said Ron Clouzet, 
dean of the School of Religion. 

Clouzet said the state of 
Tennessee has about $400,000 
each year available to fund non- 
profit museums. Southern had 
no idea such funds existed. 

The grant will finance a num- 
ber of educational projects this 
year, said Michael Basel, cura- 
tor. The grant will be used to 
organize the semi-annual 
Museum Lecture Series, create a 
new temporary exhibit for sum- 
mer-fall 2006 and develop a 
marketing campaign. 

"We were excited to receive an 
invitation to apply for a grant," 
Basel said. "We want to do more 
grant proposals for the museum 
in the fiiture." 

Kenny Mathews, a senior 
nursmg major, helped remodel 
the religion department and 
build the museum. 

"I thmk it's great that the 
school, more specifically the 
archaeology department, is 
becommg known in the secular 
society through state grant pro- 
grams," Mathews said. 

The museum opened in 2004 
with a permanent exhibit of art 
and artifacts from the ancient 
Near East dating as far back as 
■5,500 years ago. 

One of the leading design 
companies in the United States 
created the state-of-the-art 
exhibit that won an award from 
the Tennessee Association ot 

"We are glad fliat the museum 
is finished and that we have 
ongoing programs for the com- 
mrniity for which we can apply 
for funding," Basel said. 

Christopher Carey, vice-presi^ 
dent for advancement, assisted 
with the grant proposal. He said 
he hopes this first state grant^U 
mark the begimimg of more 
fundmgtocome. ,.j„_ .f 

"It recognizes the cahber ot 
flie museum and scholarly 
nature of those involved.„.s fro„ L.e University, Cove„„. ^«"'g- ""^rSri^piS ''XfZZ'i:S«<>''"^::T^- 

Adventist University present their papers ^vntten on various histonc topics, i ne gro f 

30, 2006, in Miller Hall. ^ 

Southern brings history ahve 

Brian Magsipoc 

History came alive Monday 
night as Southern's history 
department hosted the sec- 
ond-annual Southeastern 
Tennessee Student History 
Conference. The first confer- 
ence was held at Lee 

Students from Covenant 
College, University of 
Tennessee at Chattanooga, Lee 
University and Southern gath- 
ered in Miller Hall to listen to 
and present history papers 

The papers ranged widely in 
topics, from pre-dynastic 
Egypt to the story of Jewish 
baseball star Hank Greenberg. 
"It's great that we have 
this," said Juli Carting, senior 
history major and president of 
the history club at Southern. 

Carting also presented her 
paper on Allan Pinkerton, the 
father of the modern detective 

"Universities prepare stu- 
dents for the real world," 
Carting said, noting that pre- 
senting papers in front ot 

crowds is what history and law 
majors can expect in the pro- 
fessional realm. "This gives 
students a chance to get feed- 
back from other students on 
the college level." 

Eric Archer, senior history 
major at Lee University, pre- 
sented his paper on the history 
of Artantic piracy. 

"It's interesting how we can 
all read the same material but 
come up with different inter- 
pretations," Archer said. "So 
See History Pg. 2 

and present nisiuij i,»r-- - - 

Collegedale to interview Oakwood pastor 

Tommy Anderson 

Staff Writer . 

The Collegedale church 
board has voted to interview 
John Nixon for flie vacant sen- 
ior pastor Positt"". f ™"^'"^ 
to a statement published on 
the church's Web site. 

Nixon is the senior pastor at 
the Oakwood College Seventh- 
day Adventist Church in 
Huntsville, Ala. A member of 

the Collegedale pastoral staff 
confirmed that Nixon IS sched- 
Sed to meet with the search 
Committee, pastoral staff and 
church board on Sunday, Feb. 

^' The CoUegedale church has 
been looking for a seruorp^- 
tor since January, when Tony 
^ob"e resigned after three 
months on the job. 

University president 

Gordon Biete said NKOn is an 
excellent candidate. 

-I believe that preaching is 
an important gift for the pastor 

of the Collegedale church, and 
he has a stellar reputation for 
preaching," Bietz said. "I also 
lieard him preach last 
necember in Chattanooga and 
found that his message was 
thoughtful, and his gift for 
communicating was excellent. 

Nixon's biography on the 
North American Division ot 
Seventh-day Adventists Web 
site said he graduated from 
Oakwood College, attended 
Fuller Theological Seminary 
and received his doctorate m 
ministry from Andrews 
University. . 

Nixon is also an associate 
secretary of the North 
5^er!S Division Ministenal 

Afifi ociarion- 

■ See Pastor Pg.3 


it's really important to 
present your work." 

Ben McArthur, chair ot 
the history department at 
Southern, supervised one of 
the three rooms in which 
papers were being presented, 
"It's not just reading 
papers, its about the interac- 
tion between students, 
breaking boundaries, getting 
to know each other," 
McArthur said. 

He also believes this kind 
of event could benefit other 
departments as well, giving 
students a chance to meet 
with students from other 
schools in the same field of 
study. McArthur said he 
hopes to build on this event 
by getting more schools to 
participate in following 

"I was pleased with the 
turnout, and I believe this 
will continue 

A new charging process for 
on-campus dming will be unple- 
mented in fall 2006. This shojdd 
allow students considerably 
more freedom when making 
food choices. 

-The dining hall minimum 
each semester is $1000, which 
includes a $200 spending 
allowance at the Village 
Market," according to the stu- 
dent financial aid sheet for 
2006-2007. ... 

The semester minimum will 
be split up for bilhng purposes, 
but there are no monthly mim- 
mums in the new system. 

As part of the new plan, sm- 
dents' ID cards wil have added 
features. Village Market pur- 
chases can be made using the 
$200 allowance on campus ID 
cards. This new development 
will be mtegrated with the cur- 
rent ID card debit system which 

Minimums from this 

1st semester total; $631 
2nd semester total: 
Sw New minimums begin- 
, Mh ning fall 2006: 

I i'-N^ fj^ $1 000 a semester 
i y^l -^ J200 max. at VM 

apphes to photocopies and com- 
puter printouts. 

These transactions will be 
deducted from the Village 
Market allowance, eliminating 
the need for students to put cash 
on their ID cards. However, that 
option for students 

Graphic by Erik Thomson 

who would hke to spend more 
than $200. 

The change was prompted by 
repeated student requests and 
should help students use their 
entire minimum. 

"As far as the VM, I'm excited 
about this enhanced service to 

our students," said Uatu 

Grimdy, the associate v' 

dent of marketing ani 

ment services at Southerr 
Overall, students are excil 

about the possibilities this n 

system offers. 

"That's pretty sweet that we 

can use $200 at the VM," said 

Katie Poole, a sophomore liberal 

arts education major. 

Since approximately 55 pe[. 
cent of students get financial aid 
that apphes to their food costs, 
the new semester minimuin 
reflects the amount these stu- 
dents receive. 

If students spend more than 
$1000 on food m one semester, 
the amount of money they use in 
excess of their total minimum 
will be charged to their school 
bin for that month. 

Grundy said, "This definitely 
opens a door toward helpmg 
students who don't have cash to 
get things around campus." 

,, '. „ rent ID card ueou sybiem "n,,.,, .- 

will continue. rem lu ■-«»" i 1 j. 

SS^offiTow masquerade-theme Valentme s banquet 

Melissa Mentz 

Co^Mew_s^ojtoh ^ 

The allure of masks, bright 
colors of gold, purple and 
green, formal attire and a full- 
course meal are a glimpse of 
this year's Valentine's ban- 

"When you see how much 
money and time is spent, that 
can only equal spectacular," 
said Seth Gillham, SA presi- 

The banquet, which has a 
masquerade theme, is being 
held at the Chattanoogan 
Hotel on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. 
Tickets are currently on sale 
for $26 during breakfast, 
lunch and dinner, as well as in 
both dorms. 

"The cost of the ticket is low 
compared to other universi- 
ties," Gillham said. "The ticket 
has a $45 value." 

Gillham said the $19 differ- 

ence per ticket is covered by think 1700s style. Southern different^ 

AeSA budget. The cost of the ^^^^^ "^ J"„\Xo pur- on masquerade the« 

ticket includes a ftill-course ™*'= *'='"^ "™ "'.f^.j' ^^ because it had not been done 

buffet-style dinner, a variety of '=^''=%°»'L^°"iar ii eleeS at Southern in a longtime, 

desserts, entertainment by ^'"J^/^^'j;,^^^^^^^^^ Gillham said. He also said SA 

get," Moore said. 

Freshman English major 
Angela Mari said she plans to 
attend the banquet with her 

comedian Matt Jernig 
music by Southern students 
and a surprise keepsake. 

"It's going to be high-class," 
said Justin Moore, SA vice 

When dressing for the 

had a lot of students suggest 
the idea. 1 

A de-masking vnll taKi | 
place mid-banquet, which is 
tradition at a masquerade. 

°"Ilove to get dressed up and Students will also 

have the 

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social vice president, saia to auu a ma^^^^ia^^ ^ • 

Williams to speak at convocation today 


Guest speaker David 
Williams joins Southern for 
convocation today and marks 
the beginning of Black History 

"He is known across the 
country and tlie world as being a 
great scholar in sociology," said 
Pierre Monice, junior theology 
major and president of the Black 
Christian Union at Southern. 

Monice helped with the 
arrangements for Williams to 

Ruth WiUiamsMorris, an 
education and psychology pro- 
fessor confirmed that Williams 
accepted a position at Harvard 
University last week. He will 
become the Norman professor 
of public health at the Harvard 
School of Pubhc Health, as well 
as work with the departments of 
sociology and African and 
African American studies. 
Although Williams was not 

David Williams 

available for an interview, he 
sent The Southern Accent a 
biography. He said his main 
area of research has focused on 
the different roles socioeconom- 
ics and racial differences play in 

"Martin Luther King Jr. said 
injustice in health care is one of 
the greatest injustices," 

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February 2, 2006 


The Southern Accent 3 

Students^BowT for recognition 

I Monday marked the 
Lencement of this years 
I See Bowl Tournament. 
I SeV-this trivia battle has 
l^en an »nual event at 

I Ofluthem. 

' "It's a Jeopardy-hke competi- 
o„ that pta teams of five 
aeainst each other." said Demiis 
Neeron, associate dean of hous- 
ing and co-founder of the com- 


Tlie self-formed teams com- 
pete for recognition on a plaque 
to Brock Hall. The lack of a 
monetary prize does not hinder 
participants like Matt Paige a 
jffliior biophysics major who 
started competing in College 
Bowl while a senior at 
Collegedale Academy. 

"1 just enjoy trivia," Paige 

Pastor cont. 

continued from Pg. 1 

David Beihl, a senior engi- 

David Beihl Oeft) and Hugo Mendez (right) participate in the annual 
College Bowl Tournament, held Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, in the 
David ueini, a sciuui C115J1- presidential Banquet Room. Dennis Negron, an associate dean 
neering and theology major, (background), moderates the tournament. 

will be comnetinE for the third 

fae in CollVge Bowl this year, the Knots, took the prize last mng that moh™tes hun. 

7tagh his team, Hugo and year, Beihl said it is not the win- "lenjoythefnendship, BeJil 

said. "I also appreciate that the 
participants take the opportuni- 
ty to stay on top of world events. 
It prepares us to be capable citi- 

When Negron and his room- 
mate, Stan Hobbs, started 
College Bowl more than 20 
years ago, they wanted to follow 
the format of the national 
College Bowl Tournament. The 
competition has remained an 
on-campus event because the 
national organization sanctions 
Saturday matches. However, 
this has not kept the competi- 
tion from taking place every 
year since its beginning, contin- 
uing this year with teams 
Canada, Ubermenschen, 

Rubber Duckies, Prometheus 
Unbound, Beihl and Lilly. 

The 24-minute matches take 
place on Monday and 
Wednesday evenings at 5:15 
p.m. and 5:45 pm. in the 
Presidential Banquet Room. 
The season concludes with a 
championship match during 
convocation on March 2. 

Broadway musical coming to Collegedale 

..... . . .L. c-„. f..u_..f.^,To anH it has a lot of fun scenes," 

Undsey Gaspard 

Starting Feb. u, Collegedale 
Academy and A.W. Spalding 
Elementary School will he pre- 
senting "The Music Man" in 
the Collegedale Academy audi- 

Southern students are 
encouraged to attend the pro- 
duction, said Jeffrey Lauritzen, 
the director of Collegedale 
Academy's Choral Union and 
Madrigal Singers. 

"We expect it to be a high- 
quality, entertaining event," he 
■ The classic Broadway musi- 
Iral by Meredith Willson fea- 
■hires performances by almost 

200 students, and will be 
directed by Mark TorsHSy. 
Music groups from both 
schools will also be used exten- 

The classic 
Broadway musical 
by Meredith Willson 
features perform- 
ances by almost 
200 students. 

»i.ely throughout the presenta 
tion, performing songs like 
"Seventy-six Trombones" and 
"Till There was You." 

The music is performed by a 
full orchestra, said Richard 
Hickam, the orchestra director. 

"This the first full-stage 
musical Collegedale has ever 
done," he said. "Seeing all the 
young kids, especially when 
you put into perspective how 
young some of these kids are, 
you're going to be blown 

In the musical, a con man 
convinces a small Iowa town to 
start a boys' band, planning to 
leave after taking their money. 
His idea catches on, but sever- 
al townspeople distrust him, 
including the mayor and the 
librarian. The plot thickens 
when the con man falls m love 
with the librarian, who refuses 
to believe bis scam. 

"It's a major production. 

and it has a lot of fun scenes," 
said Lorraine Ball, a member 
of the Greater Collegedale 
School System board. "I think 
it would make for a very enjoy- 
able evening." 

Shows on Feb. 11, 13 and 14 
begin at 7 pm- The show on 
Sunday, Feb. 12, is at 2 p.m. 
Tickets for reser^'ed seats cost 
$10 to $15 and can be pur- 
chased by calling Collegedale 
Academy at 423-396-2124. 
Proceeds will go to the mu.5ic 
groups involved. 

"I'm very excited," said 
Hugo Mendez, a senior English 
major at Southern. "It should 
be very special for the entire 

Nixon has been published 
in the Adventist Review, ■ 
Message Magazine and other 
ministry magazines. Before 
going to the Oakwood College 
Church, he previously served 
the Atlantic Union College, or 
AUC, church in 

Massachusetts as senior pas- 

While he was at AUC, com- 
munication professor 
Lorraine Ball was a member 
of Nixon's congregation and 
served on several committees. 
with him. 

"I would love to see him 
come and be the senior pas- 
tor. He's a very gifted indi- 
vidual, very spiritual, an 
excellent preacher, strong 
communicator and adminis- 
trator," Ball said. 

Alicia Nurse, a junior in 
media production and 
Huntsville resident, person- 
ally knows the Nixon family. 
"I think he's a great guy," 
Nurse said. "He's dynamic, 
down to earth, be grabs my 
attention when he opens his 
mouth, he's very simple and 
he cares a lot about people." 

After the interview, the 
church board will vote on 
whether to recommend a for- 
mal call to Ntaon from the 

iraes performances by almost tiicKaiu, uicu., 

LsMC hires new office manger anddevdopment di^^^^^^^ 

■Sean Otis 

l'»n WmTM 

WSMC, Southern's classical 

■ radio station, introduced 
I Hindi Walters as the station's 
I new office manager 
I - hiring Kornblum and 
I Walters, things are running 

■ smoother. We are more 
l°rganized, and with the new 
|?|aff, we're good to go," said 
I "avid Brooks, WSMC general 

JValters transferred to the 
, '™'o station from a similar 
I ™''on within the campus 

"t)' department. 
l.J^^ brings skills and 
I ^iiization, which is what 

WSMC needed," Brooks said. 
Some of Walter's duties at 
WSMC include non-profit 
advertising, promotions 
finances and overseeing about 
12 student announcers and 
production f""""'', 

Walters graduated with a 
degree in business and sari 
she was surprised to be 
responsible for the finances at 

^'^fnever thought that I 
would use my business degree 
after I graduated," she said. 

Lst semester, WSMC hired 
Scott Kornblum as develop- 

.jpport, endowments, under- 
writing and gifts. 

Kornblum graduated from 
the University of Delaware, 
but has lived in Maryland, 
New York and Pennsylvania, 
where he was the business 
manager for radio stations 

WITG and 

larketing. He is responsible 

-S:^n!mrSio:S testation, including listener 

WRRK in 

ersWs'nw job a form of evan- 

"Oassical music can bring 
people to God, if you act as an 
agent for Christ and meet peo- 
ple where they are, just as 
Jesus did," he said. 
-Evangelism isn't always the 
spoken word. 

These are the students 
approved by the 
Student Association 
and Student Services 
Committee to run for 
the following SA posi- 
tions for the 2006-2007 
school year. 


Michael Hermann 

Jon Miller 
Vice President: 
Matt Hermann 
Social Vice: 
Kellen DeOliverra 
Bherma Toussint 


t^ns^T""^^ tbis is mcst^closely associated 
Chamber Choir performed a w,.hspnng. 
winter concert this Sunday i 
Ackerman Auditorium. 

Matt Stevens, a junior pas 
toral care major, said the con 
termanAuditonum. !!! reminded him of his child- 

The concert, titled "Songs of cert reminded mm 
Love and Winter" wa._spon- hood^^ ^^^ 

sored by the School of Music. 
It featured vocal and violin 
soloists, accompanied by 
piano and choir. 

Gennevieve Brown-Kibble, 
a music professor at Southern 
conducted, hosted and pro- 
grammed the concert. 

"The first decisions about 
music were based on what 
time of year the concert 

choir for a 


long time when I V 
and 1 remember going to his 
practices and hearing that 
same quality of """Sht 
Stevens said. "It just brought 
me back to those good, young 
years of my life." 

Christina Liem, a sopho- 
more liberal arts major, 
expressed a desire to partici- 

[through the selections] 

A- ^ 1 1 antonhwu.1... concert, held 
GennevieveBrown-Kibble direrts I ^ ^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^j p,,. 

Monday, Jan. 30. =^°''*'' r^^'" 5^ertmaster of the Huntsville 
forms a solo. Reneau is the eoncertmasiei ^ ^^^ ^^ 

Symphony Orchestra. He also perfor 
NashvUle Chamber Orchestra. 

sier 01 uic i.ii"" 

IS and records with the 

motivation to flex 
my vocal chords more often " 
Liem also acknowledged 
Brown-Kibble's ability to lead 
the choir in a foreign language. 
"I was impressed with the 
French pieces. Getting a choir 
that large to pronounce French 
is no easy task," Liem said. 
"Dr. Brown-Kibble is a master 
at making notes and words 
come alive to the singer and 
the audience." 

Brown-Kibble said she 
wanted to end the concert with 
a spiritual piece. 

"We ended with the sacred 
section, 'Prayer of St. Patrick' 
as a way of acknowledging God 
as the creator of love and of the 
seasons— both of nature and of 
our lives." 

rthroueh the selections], as said. • NashvUle Chamber Orchestra. ' -_ , 

Communication student explores Antarctica and beyond 

. . .. --^^ — 1 ti.a RvflnR recently shared her 

Kaidi Tastet 

During Christmas break April 
Evans backpacked her way to die 
tip of South America, sailed to 
Antarctica and researched pen- 

"I've spent my whole life 
dreaming about penguins," 
Evans said. 

The senior intercultural com- 
munication major spent tlie fall 
2005 semester learning Spanish 
at Universidad Advcntista del 
Plata in Libertador San Martin, 

Early in December she made 
her way down to the dp of Chile. 
Evans said backpacking through 
Soutli America proved to be no 
easy ordeal as she encountered 
some trouble at tlie border in 
Bolivia and had to barter her 
camera in order to get back into 

ircultural comm. m!«or, soiled across the Drake 
where she saw penguins, seals and whales. 

Argentina. Evans later met witii After carefiil planrang, Evans 

her motlier at Torres Del Paine, joined a research crew mth 

Chile, and together fliey went by Quark Expeditions and spent 

ice-breaking vessel to the conti- almost two weeks in Antarctica, 

nent of Antarctica. Of the 33 passengers aboard die 

vessel, 20 were tourists, and the 
rest were geologists and scien- 
tists who were part of the 
National Science Foundation. 

Evans said experiences with 
survival taught her the value of 
flexibility, communication and 


"In Antarctica I learned the 
true value of silence, silence so 
thick you can almost feel it as an 
embrace," she said. 

Evans also endured extreme 
weather and slept in a tent on 
top of an ice pack for a few 
nights. One night when the tem- 
perature dropped to nunus 5 
degrees Celsius, Evans ran up 
and down a nearby slope to get 
her body pumping and wanned 
up so she could fall asleep. 

Evans recently shared her 
adventures and photos with stu- 
dents attending the Jan. 19 con- 
vocation in the School of 
Joumahsm and 


"After hearing April's adven- 
. tares -and-seeing-die really tool 
pictures, I feel I will not be com- 
plete till I go to Antarctica," said 
■ MicheneThomas,ajuniorpublit 
relations major. 

Sophomore non-profit major 
Christopher Mateo felt uispired 
as wel. He said it gave him a dil- 
ferent outlook on die world. 

"It shows that wherever you 
go, you still see Gods presem 
Ld that's what I really «antt. 

see in my travels." 

QVC TV host to lecture at Southern 

Rachel Hopkins 

A Quality Value Convenience 
shopping network host and for- 
mer Miss Tennessee wUl speak 
Monday, Feb. 6 for tlie E.A. 
Anderson lecture series. 

Lisa Robertson graduated 
from Southern witli a Bachelor 
of Science degree in long-term 

>care administration in 1989. 
She's calling her presentation 
"TV Shopping and Otlier Weird 
Life Lessons." 

The 8 p.m. lecture has been 
moved to Lynn Wood Hall 
chapel to accommodate the 
anticipated crowd, said business 
.professor Richard Erickson, 
who schedules the lectures. 

"I can't wait to see her in real 
life," said Ganille Pruner, a 

sophomore majoring in biology 
and history. "I'm totally a fan. 
She's so good at what she does 
tliat she always makes me want 
to buy tilings 1 don't need." 

Robertson is one of 10 speak- 
ers scheduled for the series, 
which is designed to bring in a 
variety of people from various 
business backgrounds, such as 
accounting, marketing and 
managertient, Erickson said. 

Since Robertson has a strong 
presence in TV marketing and 
also grew up in CoUegedale, 
Erickson thought she seemed 
like a logical choice. 

"I had her in several of the 
classes I taught," Erickson said. 
"Even when Lisa was in school, 
she was im'olved with promot- 
ing things on campus. She's 

probably been a sales person 
her whole Ufe." 

According to, 
Robertson became a program 
host for the network in 1995. In 
this position, she presents prod- 
uct information, conducts 
demonstrations and interacts 
with on-air guests, celebrities 

She also has served as a judge 
for the Miss Tennessee 
Scholarship Pageant. 

"I wouldn't have expected 
them to bring in someone who's 
on TV," Pruner said. "I'm really 
interested in hearing what she 
has to say because I'm sure it 
won't be what we're used to 
hearing at a departmental lee- 

February 2, 2006 

The Southern Accent 5 

Current Events 

Christian bookstores losing to Wal-Mart 

At the annual convention of 
the Christian Booksellers 
Association, retailers contin- 
ued to fret over competition 
from Wal-Mart and big book- 
store chains. 

Association membership 
peaked at around 3,000 stores 
in the early iggos but now 
less than 2,300. CBA 

aid 337 retailers closed last 

CBA President Bill 
Anderson said the independ- 
ent retailers should emphasize 
their wider selection, knowl- 
edgeable employees and part- 
nerships with local churches. 

To compete, independents 
like Steve Gray of Eddyville, 
Ky., look beyond books to sell 
music, gifts, jewelry, sta- 
tionery, hymnals and com- 

munion supplies. Books now 
account for only 40 percent of 
sales in Christian retail stores. 
Religious books generated 
U.S. sales of nearly $338 mil- 
lion in 2003, a 37 percent 
increase over the previous 
year. In 2004, the religious 
segment grew 5-6 percent 
while the overall book pub- 
lishing industry remained 

Muslims in American celebrate a rite of passage 

AutumoFaucher, 10, Pe!ham,N.H., feeds squash 
MasTgiraffe, at the zoo in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. i, 2006, 

h'LlS.^e wasUng syndrome, aceording of Ae F^ajddm 
Park Zoo and Faucher has raised more than $6,000 fo'^.s treat 
m». tooS. fundraisers at boU. school and her parents' Dracu,, 
Mass., conrenience store and lunchtimes spentcoUecting cans 
and bottles for redemption. Autumn later 1 
Autumn- who the zoo named in her honor 

t Beau's offspring- 

Taha Haq was all of 5 years 
old when lie stood in front of a 
Muslim congregation and 
read from the Quran in 

It wasn't so hard, he whis- 
pers now, curled up between 
his parents on the living room 
couch at their home near 
Albany. After all, he was there 
to celebrate the fact he'd read 
the holy book completely. 

Now, at age 6, he's busy 
memorizing it. 

In the world of religion, 
there are certain milestones. 
Young Roman Cathohcs have 
confirmation and, along with 

some young Protestants, first 
Communions. Now a growing 
Muslim population in 
America is importing a rite of 
passage called Ameen. 

The cultural practice is a 
mostly south, southeast and 
central Asian one, familiar to 
perhaps a third of Muslims in 
the United States. 

It has two parts. The first 
Ameen, or "Amen," is held 
when a child finishes reading 
the Quran, roughly the length 
of the New Testament, for the 
first time in Arabic. The child 
reads the holy book aloud, 
sounding it out without nec- 
essarily understanding the 

The second, and more rare. 
Ameen comes when someone 
finishes memorizing it, a task 
that can take a full-time stu- 
dent as long as three years. 

"It's like a bar mitzvah tor 
Jewish children," says Eide 
Alawam, interfaith outreach 
coordinator for the Michigan- 
based Islamic Center of 
America, the largest mosque 
in the United States. "It's an 
excellent idea." 

America is home to as 
many as 6 million Muslims, 
though they remain a small 
faith group in this country rel- 
ative to Christians. 

Alito's decision splits conservatives 

New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Ali.o split ^■^^'^ZZZZtZ 
Wednesday night, refusing to let Missouri execute a 'If ^-"" '™;J'„;°Sal won a 
piectiou.Alito%andling his first case sided ^thinmaeMch-^^^^^^^^ 
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I tatonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas '^"PP""'^^ *"f *' ,,'^;„uestto allow amid- 
I remaining five members in turning down Missoun s last-minute request 

i night execution. 

: One more death related to postalrampage 

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Mobil Corp Wednesday, saying 
. President Bush defended the huge profits of Exxon ^^^^ ^^^^^d with soaring 

I tlley are simply the result of the marketplace and ">« = ^^ ^^ Associated Press, 
1 Energy costs should not expect price breaks. In an interv ^^^^ j„ ^is State of the 

I Bush also addressed oil's ftiture, offering a nrore^"!;*""' P 
I Union speech for cutting imports firom the volatile Mideast. 

The White House and Chertoff FAumDm^^RKATRiNA 

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The White House and Homeland Secunty =l"^™'*^j^vestigators said Wednesday 
»e action when Hurricane Katrina struck, congress^nann S_^ ^^^ „„ ,,3 chain 
i» a stinging assessment of slow federal relief *"=• J^^ ™ „untability Office said, lay- 
"f command m place, investigators with the Govemm«.t Accou ^^^.^ ^^ j,. 

i«8 much of the blame on President Bush for not ''^■^''^^"^^ccepted responsibUity for 
nate federal decision-making for the Aug. 29 f"™' f "™ ^cn-FEMA Director Michael 
ae government's halting response, but for the most part ^^^^ ^^ ^^ j^^^s. 

Brawn, who quit days after the hurricane hit, has been 

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6. Scandinavian saint 

9. l_ater! 

12. Helm direction 



IS.Titania, Ariel, or 

17. Squid's squirt 
18. Aquarium favorite 
ig.Military neophyte 
21. Feudal serf 
23.H/leal a wrong turn 
28. Colorful carp 
30. Actress Zellweger 
31. Bridal shower? 

33. Au contrairel 

36.Leg up 

36. Sky lights 

38. Louse egg 

40.tJlama's boy 

41. Cap flap 

43. Where an insult 

might stick 
45. Pay up 

50."Booia Boola" singer 
62. Pressure sensor 
54.tiflatch, as a bet 

56. Large lot 

57. Knightly title 
SS.Scotch additive 



1. Go hungry 

2. Roman alcoves 

3. Delivery expert 

4. Lecherous looks 

5. Noctumal predator 

6. Secular 

7. Hitching post? 

8. Tributary 

9. Retail deception 

lO.Feminine principle 
11. Forest forager 
16. Gaunt 
20.Saber's cousin 
22.A billion years 
24. Western lily 
25.ti/lall denizen 
26. Highland tongue 
27.Beatles' meter maid 
29. Negative particle 
32. First 

name in mysteries 

37. Brazilian dances 
39.Mine transport 
42.Grand instrument 
44.Close by 
48. Marie's mom 
49. Surveyor's compu- 

50.Sibilant sound 
51. Hilo handout 
53. Stop dime 




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The Southern Accent 7 

Thursday, Febraary a, 2006 

Alex Mattison 

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^^^'^ ^^Bi^F»a«^_ tion yourself and that you have 

to seek outside help if you want 
to overcome the problem com- 
pletely. She also councils spous- 
es of "deo game addicts to 
understand the addiction their 
significant other is gomg 

"They have to understand the 
natare of addiction and get help 
with living ™th an addicted per 
son You can't force them to ge 
help, but you can get help for 
yourself-distract him, encroach 
on his time slowly (5 minute 
„ii„ intervals! " WilhamsMorris said. 
"Evercues.,- "World of P»P>^ *°S;™^ ^ "-"" SgS.d turkey doesn't work, 
Warcraft," "Lineage" and more ^"^y ^/jff J ™ ' ,he video but just use common sense, 
have gained clever pet names Wi hams »i™'= ^^^ Whether it's stress relief o 

over the pas. few years hke ^?^^'^''l^^'J^X1i^-,ys a boredom, and regardless o 
"Evercrack" and "World of *°X^ ^ „ m ttaies he has whether you are addicted 01 
Warcrack," because of their P™" ■"' *"'.^' ^ toe he whether everyone but yourself 


Tabithaavic, a nurse's aid for 
Florida Hospital Waterman, sees 
video games as a means ot 
escape, especially in regard to 
her younger brother. 

"My little brother is always 
playing video games, so I figure 
maybe when he's at my house he 
could play outside or something 
since he's always playing them at 
home. His excuse is there is no 
one to play with. I think if you 
have people to hang out mth, it 
will keep you from playing video 
games more," Civic said. "Video 
games tend to isolate you from 
everybody, unless it's an onlme 
game-even then it's not real 
contact. You can't hug a compul- 

^TotXtuk^Nafwilliams W-rack,'' because 01 t„^ SrbSan-cii^g .he .... -^ 
jt.,thepullof^deogamesis,ust ''^^^^l^^^J^os^,, spends gaming with his school 
too much. , , . schedule. 

"I play for three or four hours friendships. addicting especially 

aday'-m'aybemore,maybeless,' ^ '''--f .^JJ-^/^i^rSy ™th school. Sometimes I'll skip 
Williams said. "It depends on the sus P aycr "^e . „ ^h„„,„„rk, sometimes classes, 

typeofgame,butIdoitmorefor easy '° f '° ^"^jXnd Wilhams said. "During break the 
stress relief than anything else Williams sad. I do have a Irien ^ ^ ^^,^ ^^^^ ^ 

WUliams admi^alotof his -^^B^ '.r^^^f;;, f diVt much. I do it for the stress relief, 
^''''^°rm::ftiplTer onUne om times . ^ew them by their and on break there was no 
gTrL"stot^*i^ren"e, handles though. They were all stress!" 


i think is the bes 
a bad habit 
or stop an addiction? 


Lindsay Martz 

tiiinks you are addicted. Dr. 
WilliamsMorris had advice to 

"It's a serious topic, but there 
is hope," WilliamsMorris said. 
"We all have addictions, it just 
depends on what we are addict- 
ed to. The worse thmg you can 
do is deny the problem. You have 
to get help outside of yourself. 

"The buddy sjsJ 
tern, someone | 
who has my 

"To startane\| 

Seth Gillham 

Out on the Town: Events in Chattanooga 

"The Story"; Feb. 4; 8 p.m.; The Chattanooga Theatre Centre 

(on the circle theatre); $8 for students; visit http://www.the- 

"W?ait Until Dark"; Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 5 

at 2:30 p.m.; The Chattanooga Theatre Centre (on the main 

stage); $13-$15.50; visit 


Pops Series: Big Band Fever (Chattanooga Symphony & 
Opera); Feb. 11; 8 p.m.; Tivoli Theater; $23-$70 ($15 for stu- 
dent rush tickets); visit 

Casting Crowns in concert (with Nichole Nordeman, Tony 

Nolan & Josh Bates); Feb. 18; 7 p.m.; Memorial Auditorium; 

$20.30-$38.50; call Memorial Auditorium box office or visit 

"By setting youl 
mind on a goal! 
up until you ve| 
achieved it." 


Lori Wilson 

May God continue to add many 
more years to your wonderful 

From: Anonymous 

Local flair: Events on Campus 

BCU night; Feb. 4; 8 p.m.; lies P.E. Center 

SA Superbowl party; Feb. 5; 6 p.m.; lies P.E. Center 

SA 'Valentine's Banquet; Feb. 12; 6 p.m.; The Chattanoogan 
Hotel; $26 per person 

Peter Planyavsky (professor of music at the "Vienna Academy 

of Music) in concert; Feb. 14; 7:30 p.m.; CoUegedale church; 

convocation credit given 

"Finding a** 
hobby ora««» 

tion away r I 
the ad' 


Bethhope ^^^ )^^hlX. 


The Southern Accent 9 






Experience a little bit of Heaven 

Missy Maracle 

I just experienced a little 
I bitofheaven the other day. 
I've ahvays thought of heav- 
en as a place full of extraordi- 
I nary beauty, perfect food, 
s of Hght and wonderful 
,.„ple from the Bible I've 
i always wanted to meet. But I 
I Ihink one of the best things 
1 about heaven will be meeting 
.ong-lost friends. 
I had a best friend in third 

grade (a long time ago). We 
hid out in her attic, played 
with her cats and talked about 
friends and boys on the school 
playground. We had great 
times together. But then I left 
that school, and after a few lit- 
tle letters we sent each other, 
we lost touch. I moved out of 
state, and I didn't think about 
her for years. 

And then the mighty 
Facebook stepped in. I know 
plenty of people addicted tq 
networking websites like 
Facebook and MySpace, and I 
enjoy those sites, but I've 
never really been addicted. I 
was just bored one day and 
decided to look at someone 
else's pictures - and there she 
was! I was so surprised I 
couldn't talk for a couple of 
seconds. She was older and 
surrounded by people I didn't 
know, but it was her. She had 
the same pretty eyes, the same 
sweet smile. So I added her as 
my friend, hoping she would 
remember me. She wrote me 

What did you think 
of week of prayer? 


back, using multiple exclama- 
tion marks to convey her 

So I found a long-lost 
friend and realized that heav- 
en will be just like that, only 
hundreds of times better. 
Instead of Facebook bringing 
friends and family together, I 
think angels will introduce us 
once again. And instead of 
writing emails from many 

states away, we m\\ spend for- 
ever talking and laughing. 

Heaven will be the most 
amazing thing we will ever 
experience. Sometimes it's so 
far away it feels like a dream, 
but after the other day, I know 
it's really going to happen. 

Isn't it awesome that we'll 
never again have to say good- 
bye? Instead we'll be saying 
hello for eternity. 

inspiration to me. It s 

going to sound really cliche, but it 

was an inspiration to pray more." 

-Jeremy Meyer 

"I liked how it got students 
involved. It showed that the Lord 
is working in the students also." 

-Jeff Sagala 

"Coming from a school that did- 
n't have stuff like that, I've missed 
that so much. All the speakers 
were amazing. It was nice to see 
people from the college saying stuff 
tliat was important to tliem." 

-Lynn Klian 

"It got us to tliink about having 
a good relation-ship with God and 
reminded us of our duties as 

-Anthony Drummond 

"I liked that it was all studente' 
experiences, thouglits and perspec- 

Get up and move out of your comfort zone 

Why does God ask his chil- 

Itiren to do something that is way 

put of their comfort zone? I hon- 

' have no idea. There are 

pays the usual answers to fall 

1 such as, "God is testing 

ith," or, "This is tor your 

fti^onal growth." While these 

re very reliable reasons for God 

\ someone to follow his 

, I tend to tliink that it is 

jfferent for each individual sit- 

j&tion. More times than not 

l»»gh, the reasons are not 

P'ays understood and some- 

s never are. Was this not the 

case with Ahram (or Abraham)? 
He lived with his family in Ur 
of the Chaldeans, which is locat- 
ed in modem-day Iraq. Ur was 
the capital of the empire and was 
a nice place to hve. Compared 
with most people, Abram had a 
good hfe. After the family had 
moved to Haran and had been 
there for quite some time, God 
called Abram to leave his 
extended family and go to 
Canaan. God never told him the 
reason why he was to go. 
Remember what Abram did? He 
packed up and left wth Sarai 
and Lot. No questions were 
asked as far as what we read 
from the biblical account. Does 

that mean Abram did not ques- 
tion God at all? Ifhe ivas like any 
of us, I'm guessuig he did. 

Yet there is one mam point I 
hope we can all glean from this 
first part of Abram's story. When 
God caDed, Abram foUowed. I'm 
sure it was hard to leave the 
familiar and to travel mto 
unknown territory. It would 
have been easy just to stay m his 
comfort zone, yet he didnt. 
Whatever it is in our lives that 
God is asking us to do that IS not 
in our comfort zone, by all 
means, ask him why and be 
nervous for a little while. But in 
the end the best thing to do is to 
go ahead, get up and go. 

j'wueverare. wastnis not me uuiu uic u.,."- 

Wew of upcoming Casting Crowns concert 

.. . ._ ;„ Ticket prices range fron 

|issv Maracle 

• Casting Crowns has made 

W^ an impact on the 

Jpristian music scene in the 

jMt few years. With the 

please of their first album in 

V'S, they introduced the 

P'nd to some powerful songs 

W lyrics. Their song, "Your 

IS extravagant," is even 

i in praise and worship 

f">«s in many of our 


Saturday, February 18, at 
" Pm. they will be at the 

Memorial Auditorium 
downtown Chattanooga. 
Nicole Nordeman will join 
them as well as Josh Bates 
and youth speaker Tony 
Nolan. - , 

Amanda Parker, a fteh- 
man biology major. IS excited 

about the concert. 

»I enjoy their [Casting 
Crowns'] music," she sa.i 1 
love the inspirational lyricj 
and the uplifting thoughts 

pie worshipping God. 

Ticket prices range from 
about $20 to about $40 at 
websites like 
or you can call the Memorial 

Auditorium ^"l^"^'"' ^1 
per ticket discount for groups 

nf i«; or more. 

/Sid if you miss this oppor- 
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or fake? 

Here in Chattanooga, rape 
charges are on a rise. More 
and more are being reported, 
and the victimizers are com- 
ing to justice. Women are get- 
ting the help they need from 

police as well as counselors. 
The media is also covering a 
lot more of these cases, espe- 
cially after the rape charges 
brought by a woman against 
six UTC football players, 
which was dropped after lack 
of evidence was cited. 

My point is this: more and 
more women are accusing 
men of rape. A lot of these 
accusations are true, but it s 
extremely hard to prove them 
as they're based on he-said, 
she-said situations. Some 
cases are easier to prove with 
the advancement of forensic 
technology, but if there is iio 
forensic evidence you're right 
back to he-said, she-said. 

Fifty-eight percent of all 
rapes are unreported, and in 
17 percent of all rapes that are 
reported, the victims cite a 
romantic partner as the per- 

petrator, according to the 
Rape, Abuse, and Incest 
National Network. 

Many women are accusing 
men of rape falsely, and It ues 
up defense lawyers, district 
attorneys, judges, sessions 
courts, criminal courts, and 
juries of 12 people. These peo- 
ple who are not happy to be 
there, getting paid much less 
than they usually do to hear a 
case they may or may not have 
strong feehngs about. 

These cases depend on 
whether or not the judge in 
sessions court decides to send 
it to criminal court, and then 
on to 12 people. If one "good 
■ol boy- is on the jury, he'U 
nullify it simply because that 
stereotypical person doesn t 
believe in rape, or if he does, 
can understand what it's like 
to be drunk and out of control. 

11 a feminist gets on the 
iury, she'll vote to convict no 
matter what, simply because 
she's going to side with the 
woman although there s no 
evidence, and the rape wasn t 
reported until a week after it 

So many women bring talse 
accusations to cover up a con- 
sensual sexual act because 
they don't want to be consid- 
ered promiscuous, or they 
cover it up when a parent, 
boyfriend or spouse finds out. 
Some even cover it up by 
accusing the man of rape 
when any outsider finds out 
about it, simply because of the 
stigma of a one-night stand 
tor a woman. Men are consid- 
ered studs for having a one- 
night stand. 

Please don't get me wrong. 
I realize that indeed, there is 

such a thing a .„j„ 

it happens all too frequently. 
No means no in every sense of 
the word. 

Men can, indeed, be raped. 
This happens more than peo- 
pie know because only 5 per. 
cent of men who are viclim- 
ized report the situation, even 
if it's non-sexual. They don't 
report verbal harassment, 
either. It's "un-manly," appar- 

I don't doubt that higher 
than 95 percent of rapes 
reported are true sex crimes, 
but I have absolutely no sym- 
pathy for someone who has , 
sex with someone while drunk j 
and then feels guilty in the '. 
morning, and accuses her 
partner of rape. It's the same \ 
as using abortion as birth c 
trol. Not okay. 

Only God can save us 

Adam Brown 


and will be until God comes to 
re us, we should not strive 

I have had a few people to stop sinning. I did not say 

come by the office this week this at all. 

and ask this question resulting As we enter a relationship 

from week of prayer. A few with God. we become more 

people misunderstood what I like Him. We want to give up 

said on Friday night and I those Sins or those things tha t 

want to clarify it. '"t": "^ a™")' fr°™ "™- ^' 

First of all no one can beat want to obey Him and we want 

sin period. God must beat sin to stop sinning because we 

and has mth his sacrifice of love Him and do not want to 

His only son. Jesus took your hurt Him or our relationship 

place on the cross so that you with Him. But let 

The impossibility of teaching American 

Ax,.,ci . TJnnr, the calendar 362 days out of the mg. . ,,, .._^, ... 


; will 1 

be with- 
ues back. 

is, and though 
may consciously give up sin 

; horn 

would not have to die for your 

sins. But the misunderstand- out sin until God 

ing is not this. The misunder- He i5 ' 

standing arises from people must 

thinking I said that since we may 1 

cannot beat sin we should not strive for that, 

try to stop sinning because into sin and thus 

God is going to forgive us any- ner until God takes us out of 

way. I did not say that at all. it. We should strive to be 

Romans 3:23 says that "all free, but we must realize that 
have sinned and fallen short of God is the atonement for 
the glory of God." Paul also sins and there is nothing that 
goes on to say later in Romans we can do to get ourselves out 
6:23 that "The wages of sin is of it. 
death, but the gift of God is God will help us to stop 
eternal life through Jesus ning. He mil help us to beat 
I Christ our Lord." This is Stat- sin and resist temptation. If 
ing that we all are sinners, we submit ourselves to Him, 
every one of us, and the only He will take us to places we 
way that we do not have to die, could have never imagined 
eternally, is to except the gift spiritually. But God and God 

of God, which is eternal life 
This means we must accept 
that He is the only t 

cannot save ourselves. 

Though I was not clear 
what happens after that. 

only will take away your state 

...^j,, . „-,- confess our sins, 

who He is faithful and just to for- 
give us our sins and cleanse us 
from all unrighteousness." 1 
John 1:9. God will cleanse us 
confess, truly confess. 

people may have thought I But we will never be perfect 
said that since we are sinners, until He comes back. 

Angela Ford 


. ...^ driving my 12-year-old 
brother to school when he asked 
one of the great unanswered 
questions: "Why can't every- 
body speak American?" 

The question expresses a 
commonly held negative stereo- 
type towards all non-American 
speaking individuals that 
imphes they are all a few peas 
short of a casserole. It is often 
forgotten that the majority of 
these people are trying to learn 
American, but most of them 
have to settle for EngUsh. And 
here is the big secret: we are OK 
with that. 

brother's question by asking 
him the difference between 
English and American, but he 
would not have been able to do 
it Though the two languages are 
often referred to interchange- 
ably, even a superficial analysis 
reveals they have littie in com- 
mon. American not only rejects 
traditional vocabulary in heu of 
high-powered phrases hke "mis- 
underestimate" and "sublim- 
inable," but it also forbids dis- 
cussion of any foreign nations 
not currently occupied by 
American troops. 

I could respond to my broth- 
er's question hke an uppity older 
sister by asking how a nation 
that hasn't yet mastered its own 
language could even consider 
teaching it to others. If 77 per- 
cent of our own spelling bee con- 
testants have trouble checking 

the calendar 362 days out of the 
year, are they really qualified to 
spell out another nation's con- 
stimtion? Am 1 the only one 
alarmed that 56 percent of our 
nation thinks that cahing some- 
body a homonym means that he 
is gay? Did you know that many 
American troops in Iraq write 
home to tell their mothers that 
theu bored? 

I could try to sidestep this 
question hke so many others, 
but instead I want to tackle it in 
hopes that I will cast off the mis- 
conceptions that burden the 
speakers of all languages so we 
realize the absurdity of the idea 
that we can teach American. 

First of all it would spike our 

unemployment If we were able 

to communicate successfully 

with other nations by all speak- 

mg American, what would we do 

with all of our politicians? 

Secondly, although foreign 

nations may want to learn 

American, who is going to teach 

it? We do not have time to teach 

American becauseweare always 

busy burning fuel. If Americans 

were to circle the shopping mall 

twenty-seven times instead of 

twenty-eight because they bad 

to go tutor someone in 

American, not only would they 

not find a front-row parking 

space, they would not be able to 

consume the rest of theu gas 

quota. Americans are almost 

always busy doing this type of 

patriotic activity. And, if they are 

not engaged m that civil duty, 

they are probably busy refuel- 

We should be grateful that 
Americans are so persistently 
patriotic m their driving duties 
because over the years they have 
generated many useful inven- 
tions Hke the cellular phone^ 
which has allowed us to expand 
our horizons. Some people say 
Americans are stiick m theil 
ways, but tills gadget changes a» 
that, forcing us to develop n* 
skills like the ability to steeron^ 
handed while simultaneo"* 
isn't ground-breaking, wha"»' 
Teachmg American IS iBI<^ 
others how to be Amencan^ 
they were to become more W 
us who would we compW 

leam, who would sbtch^l* 
hotel pillows? Tlf ' V w 
ftey cannot speak Amen 
what helps us remain OT 
4ey wan. to learn Ee^'i^ 
will applaud them, ^™ a 

$8.2 billion in fore.S°^»'„S 
maybe even pose wtn ,„, J 

inspiring pW°E"P,rican,'- 
a,ey try to learn Ante" , 

might be forced to sn^^ 

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The Southern Accent ii 



iryant can become greatest NBA player 

Thev say Kobe Bryant is act- 

' lone. It's hard to argue the 

V of this statement. Kobe 

vant is not Michael Jordan 

d Kobe Bryant will never be 

ichaeUordan because Mike IS 

e greatest of all time. But one 

-^g is certain-you can't deny 

Itbe fact that he has the potential 

1 to be the greatest. 

I I've gotten your attention, 

Ihah? Just listen for a second.. 

lift's compare Jordan at age 24 

fin 1987 and Bryant at age 28 in 

1 2006. Numbers reveal that 

overall, Kobe Bryant is domg 

IlKtter than MJ right now. Hold 

- up! Calm down for a second! In 

1 1987 Jordan took 25 shots a 

Igame while Kobe takes a "self- 

Ifeh" 28.. Mike shoots 48% and 

ERobe shoots 45%- Now look at 

■difference from beyond the arc. 

EKobe attempts 5-4 3-pointers 

iivhOe Jordan attempted "" 

abysmal 0.8. As for the rest of 
stats: Kobe rebounds 5.6 and 
Jordan 5.2, Kobe assists 4.3, and 
Jordan 4.6. But the most 
impressive stat is that Kobe's 
Lakers' winning percentage is 
-537 while Jordan's team was 
.488. You do the math. 

Why can't America embrace 
Kobe Bryant? The critics still 
want to argue that Kobe is arro- 
gant, a ball hog and selfless. The 
list goes on. Jordan never had 
Shaq. True, but Kobe never had 
Pippen who was far more reU- 
able than the similarly talented 
Lamar Odom. Also, when the 
passing mood hit Jordan, he had 
shooters Uke John Paxson, B.J 
Armstrong and Steve Kerr, the 
latter holds the record for high- 
est 3-point percentage. Kobe's 
Lakers don't have anyone with a 
shooting touch that deserves to 
be mentioned m this paragraph. 
At power forward, Jordan 
was able to have a bit more con- 
fidence in kicking the ball to 

Horace Grant than Kobe has 
been able to muster with 
Kwame Brown. Basically, Kobe 
has three bench players and 
Lamar Odom in a soUd playoffs 
spot in the Western Conference. 
"I don't see Kobe \vith six 
rings on his fingers." Let's say 
Kobe retires when Jordan did, at 
age 40. That means he'd play 12 
more seasons. You don't think 
Kobe can get four more rings in 
the next 12 seasons? Kobe said, 
"I don't care. I just want to win." 
Over the last two weeks Kobe 
has been on a mind-warping, 
pupil-popping, earth-scorching 
tear during which he has aver- 
aged 55.5 points per game, not 
to mention he dropped 62 on 
Dallas in just 32 minutes. And 
he had a "seffish" 81 points that 
really doesn't matter because 
the critics think his 46 attempts 
were greedy. He didn't have to 
take 46 shots. They were ONLY 
down 22 points in third quarter. 
He single-handedly overcame 

Kobe Bryant \vears a Michael 
Jordan Chicago Bulls jersey. 

the deficit for the win. We can 
insert this observarion from 
Coach Phil Jackson: "I've seen 
some remarkable things, but 

I've never seen anything Uke this 

Jordan hadn't dropped 81 at 
28. Come to think of it, Jordan 
still hasn't done that. Just kid- 
ding, I take it back! Riiight!! 

I know that to a lot of people, 
none of this matters. To even 
more, Mike will forever be the 
greatest no matter what Kobe 
does. True, but maybe that's 
because Mike came first and 
Kobe, to many, is selfish, arro- 
gant and cocky. 

They said nobody would ever 
top Babe Ruth's and Hank 
Aaron's numbers. Then came 
Barry Bonds. They said nobody 
would go lower than Jack 
Nicklaus. Then came Tiger 
Woods. Just roll the possibility 
around on your tongue for a sec- 
ond: Kobe Bryant can end up 
the greatest player in NBA histo- 

"Ooh," Kobe said, "you just 
^e me goose bumps." 

IDawgs Dawgs steal win 

Monday night Dawgs Dawgs 
Ided a second win to their 
rard, beating tlie Bandits 50- 

I Tlie Bandits won the starting 
H)ff, losing possession after an 
ant pass inside. Dawgs Dawgs 
Bietrated the zone defense and 
Ited. Cliris Bennett split the 
Bible team, tlien dished it to 
Bter Eric Burch who finished 
Iplay with a reverse dunk- 
_ i Bandits took possession 
I Dawgs Dawgs' defense kept 
from scoring. Dawgs 
js tried to score from inside 
^n but turned the ball over. 
b Waters was forced to pass 
Eric Burch, who was waiting 
|the three-point line and 
■^=d it. After both teams 
, i shots, Chris Bennett and 
f l^^lrch continued scoring for 
"awgs Dawgs. 
- Bandits had great team 
_ , playing everyone on their 
■ch and still keeping the score 
^. With nine minutes left in 
I Wf, the Bandits were trail- 
l^y just four points. The 
|"its' Charles Choban then 
^ down the baseline and 
, Ped a floater over Dawgs' 
F Eric Burch. The first half 
^ with the Dawgs Dawgs up 

, I teams battled tor the 
J "> the second half When 
l^red, the other answered 
r ™ck. .Just three minutes 

into the half, Dawgs Dawgs were 
up by six points. Great defense 
from both teams kept the score 
tight. Both teams hustled and 
dove for rebounds as the score 
continued to seesaw. The 
Bandits tied and gained a tvjo- 
point edge with under five min- 
utes left. 

With less tlian two minutes 
m the game, the Bandits' Ted 
Shoewalter was injured when he 
fell hard on court after bemg 
caught in the air by a pump fake, 
but recovered quickly. 

The score was 49 to 48 m 
favor of the Bandits with just 15 
seconds left when Cory Waters 
of Dawgs Dawgs drove down the 
middle and flipped the ball m the 
net to regain the lead for Dawgs 
Dawgs. With nine seconds left, 
Alex Rosario of the Bandits 
drove straight to the Dawgs and 
was fouled with under three sec- 
onds left. The ball was inbound- 
ed from the side to the Bandits 
Rob Hubbartt, but Hubbartts 
shot missed its mark 

After the game, the Dawgs 
Dawgs were reheved to come out 

. 1 ^1. -:n "Tt was a good 
with the win. It was as 
game. We knew we had to play 
our defense if we wanted to wm. 
My teammates were encourag- 

and takeover the game so we 
could get tins win. It me^ta^ot 

to us because we were 1-3- And 
"00^ luck to the other teams 

because we're commg back, 

said Chris Bennett- 

Underwood wins 3-on-3 tournament 

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12 The Southern Accent 

B classifieds, email 

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I Miscellaneous | 

2002 Specialized 

Stumpjumper FSR frame, XL 
size, in excellem shape, bright 
yellow, crank set available. 
$400 404-542-9963 

2x Meade 8" reflector telene- 
gantive multicoated. $300. 

Lost white iPod Nano, serial 
number 5U535P2YSZB. If 
anyone has found it, please 
call 352-455-4460. 

OEM replacement and after- 
market auto parts-any make 
and model 10 % discount with 
SAU ID. Call anytime. 423- 
255-3407 or 786-543-4674. 

Brand new Ultra Wheels 
inline skates high perform- 
ance fitness. Unisex - men's 
size 5/6, women's size 6?/7. 
8omm/78A serviceable 
bearings, ultrafit laceless 
closure system, extruded 
aluminum chassis. Asking 
$45 obo. Contact Paulette at 
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Black, ankle-length, wool, 
hooded coat. Somewhat used 
but in excellent condition. 
Outgrown but not outworn. 
May fit a medium and above. 
Asking for $75. will take $50. 
Contact Natalie 423-235-6157 

Clothing for sale. If interested, 
call Natalie at 423-236-6157 or 
646-228-0070, or email me at 

Guitar and amplifier for sale. 
Blue Fender Squier Strat and 
Squier Champ 15" amp. Both 
in great condition. $100 obo. 
Call 770-548-1060. 

TI 83 graphing calculator 
with guidebook in excellent 
condition. If you are inter- 
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tinted black windows, new 
exhaust and built-in black 
lights. 105,000 miles. 
$4,000 obo. Call Ian at 
724-355-8505 or email at 

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moonroof, CD, black with 
gray interior, 5 speed, A/C, 
119k miles, $4,950 obo. 

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changer, gold trim pkg., 
3rd row seating, roof rack 
system, plus much more! 
Only 108,000 miles! 
Looks and runs GREAT! 
ONLY $15,000! Call Ethan 
at 423-503-4806. 


Bed for sale. Bought in 
September brand new but 
moving out of tovm. Must sell 
soon! $150 obo. 


Fridge and microwave for 
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to record a Contemporary 
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Like-new TI 83-plus graph- 
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great! Asking $4,700 obo. 
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or e-mail at 

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everything, leather, sun- 
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Automobile oil changes, 
$14.00 flat fee. Will do 
cars, trucks, vans. For 
more information call 
Brian Magsipoc at 

Wanted: Male house- 
mates to share large 
house. Several rooms 
available. Furnished or 
unfurnished. $300 a 
month includes all utili- 
ties, laundry, high speed 
Internet and satellite. 
No lease, $250 Security 
deposit. Outdoor pets 
Available January 1. 
Female roommate wanted 
for 3 bedroom, 1 bath- 
room house. 2 minute 
drive from Southern, 7 
minute walk. 

$200/month -^ electricity 
& cable. Washer/dryer, 
furnished. 407-346-2476 
or 704-300-8441. 

Mature female wants to 
share expenses. SDA pre- 
ferred. 2 bedroom/2 full 
bath-$250 each plus 
utilities. Room can be 
furnished or unfurnished. 
Kitchen and laundry priv- 
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in porch. Quiet country 
setting, quiet neighbors. 
Located approx. 4-5 miles 
from Southern. 423-827- 
3725 or 423-236-4333- 
Ask for Kaye Kingry. 

Wanted: female roommate 
to share a beautifully %. 
nished, one-year-old apart- 
ment on University Drive 
Easy walk from Southem's 
campus. Rent $265 

per/month + portion of 
electric. Deposit one 
month's rent. Free high- 
speed Internet. Must love 
cats. Room available 
December 1. Contact Evelyn 
H i 1 1 m n . 

Home for sale: Lovely 3 bed 
2 bath rancher style home 
on 5.16 private acres just 
2.5 miles from SAU. Has 
fully finished 2 bed 1 bath 
apartment in basement 
with separate laundry and 
entry. Could be used as sin- 
gle family home. Total of 
2970 sq. ft. Very open floor 
plan up and down. 
Includes I2'xi6' storage 1 
shed/workshop. Call 423- 

Small, private, two room 
apartment with kitch- 
enette and bath, 5 m'"- , 
walk from Southern. $330 
per month plus electric. 
Roommate welcome, cai I 
reduce individual portion 


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Volume 61, Issue 17 


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City Manager 
fired Monday 

CoUegedale's City 

Commission voted 4-to-l on 
Monday to fire the city manager, 
despite protests from one com- 

"I don't think she deserves to 
be treated this way," said 
Commissioner Harry Hodgdon, 
defending Cit>' Manager Carol 
Mason, who was not present. 
"We're talking about someone's 
reputation and their future." 

CoUegedale Mayor John 
Turner said Mason had been 
inadequately performing her 
duties as city manager for a long 
time. In a letter Turner read pub- 
hcly, he said Mason failed to 
implement several programs, 
despite warnings she received 
from him. Turner also said 
Mason had disobeyed direct 
orders on financial matters. 

"We're in a transition phase in 
our city. It's time to move for- 
ward," Turner said. 

Hodgdon said many of 
Turner's allegations were "twist- 
ed around" and rebutted several 
of them. 

Some citizens also spoke 
against the decision to fire 
Mason, a 13-year city employee. 
"I don't think they gave her a 
fair shot," said Betty Chastain, a 
resident of CoUegedale. "I'm not 
sure they gave her enough credit 
where she was due." 

The commission is offering to 
keep Mason on the city's payroU 
as a consultant for the ned two 
months, along with a severance 

Mason was hired as city man- 
ager m 2003 after the commis- 
sion fired then-city manager 
Bert CooUdge. She had previous- 
ly worked as the city's finance 

Attempts to reach Mason tor 
comment were unsuccessful. 

The commission voted to hire 
Janet Kelley-Carr, a consultant, 
to act as interim city manager 
until a full-time replacement can 
be found. Until then, the city 
commission wiU take over 
Mason's responsibihties. 

"The commission as a whole, 
and not just the mayor, will 
make the decisions, said Sam 
ElUot, city attorney. 

Despite the controversy 
Turner was confident the nght 
decision had been made. 

"I think, to a ven- tog^ 
degree, it's going to be busmess 

as usual for us." 

Student hosts The Nurse Show' 

Megan Brauner 

Mawagihg Editor 

"The Nurse Show," starring 
Alcia Nurse and produced by 
Alex Spearman, both senior 
media production majors, debuts 
noon Monday on Southern's 
cable channel 25. 

"It's going to be fresh, not an 
ordinary talk show," said Nurse, 
the show's host. "We want stu- 
dents to comment on what they 
want to see on the show." 

Nurse and Spearman want to 
discuss student-related issues 
like addictions and financial 

; lined 

skills. Current 
makeovers, guests 
Southern and the co 
and cooking segments 
up for the episodes. 

Some shidents like the idea of 
a shident-run TV program. 

"I think [Nurse] could address 
important issues on campus that 
some people might not want to 
address," said Courtney Herod, a 
freshman photography major. 

Journalism professor Stephen 
Ruf also supports the show. 

"Nurse has a good personality. 
She can relate to people, and 

she's fun to talk to. The show nat- 
urally compliments her skills." 

Spearman first thought of the 
show over Christmas break, 
when the classes producing 
Southern News Network ended 
for the year. He felt there should 
be a TV program both semesters. 

"We want diis to be soraefliing 
smdents can watch without 
investing a lot of time but that 
will reflect their lifestyle." 

Spearman is producing "The 

Nurse Show" for his senior 

See Show Pg .2 

Southern students attend Super Bowl party 

Southern students gave an 
Seahawks as the team entered 
Ford Field in Detroit for Super 
Bowl XL on Sunday. -The 
Seahawks played agamst the 
Pittsburgh Steelers, ivho won me 
same 21 to 10. 

Soudiem had the game on 
three big screens™ the gym. SA 
hosted die event and ordered 195 
pizzas to feed smdents. 

When asked, students did not 
seem to favor one team over 

^"uSe football, but I juiit don't 
loiow what team I'm gomg for, 
elementary education major. 

When die game was not on 
fte super Bowl commercials 

J . ,,1, iW Seattle Seahawks ploy "6«'n»' ••'« . 
S„uU.em stldent. "«''^.^„ "■«!,'» „° Bowl party on Sunday evening, 
Pittsburgh Steelers during SA .1 super D 

Feb. 5, in lies P.E. Center. 

. »»„Hnn "Everyone comes to the Super 

kept the audience sattendon. ' ecting brilliant beer 

"Andrew Holt, a Semor nurs- ^o^^^^f, ^„|t 3,^. -,fs a 

i„g and P^yCcbWoB- "ij. ^XT"f »- -^ ™* -'^ '« 

said the commercials are part y^ 

what makes the Super Bowl See Party Pg. 3 


project. The episodes will 
run about 15 minutes. Students 
can view Nurse on TV in the 
cafeteria and later streaming 
online ^' The 
show is entirely student-run by 

Nurse looks to talk show 
hosts like Oprah and EUen 
DeGeneres for inspiration, but 
said she does not want to be 
just the next Oprah. 

"I want Oprah's money and 
Ellen's fun," she said. 

This weeks episode features 
guest Christina Zaiback and a 
cooking segment by Charlie 
Cutler. Zaiback, a junior pubhc 
relations major, Oed Pakistan 
with her family after Sept. u. 
Cuder, a senior mass communi- 
cation major, demonstrates 
safe cooking habits for dorm 

To give feedback, visit the 
Web site 

Last week Southern students 
received an e-maU from Eddie 
Avant, director of campus safe- 
ty, warning them to be aware of 
the recent rash of bicycle thefts 

on campus. . 

"People are taking any bicycle 
of value that is not locked to a 
bicycle rack," Avant said in his e- 
mail. , . , 

There have been 12 bicycles 
stolen in the past year at 
Soufliera and two in the last 
month. Campus safetj' officials 
said this is a very high number 
compared to previous years. 

There have been various 
reports from swdents who have 
seen people loitering around 
bicycle racks late at night. 
However, no one has seen a per- 
son actually take the bicycles. 
"Bicycles are being taken all 
campus, outside dormito- 

ries apartments and . 
ment buildings," Avant s^d. 
^Q, are taken whether they 
are locked up or not." 

Jeremy Meyer, a jumor 
chemistry-biochemistiy major, 
is one of the many students 
whose bicycle was stolen. 

"I left it outside for a utue 
while, and when I came back It 
was gone," Meyer said. '"When I 

found it the next day, the han- 
dlebars were bent, and the bike 

was trashed." 

Unlike most others, Meyer IS 

one of the few students to 
receive his bicycle back. Campus 
safety officials said out of the 12 
stolen bicycles, they have only 
recovered two or three. 

In his e-mail, Avant gives 
thease suggestions for keeping 

Even with these safety pre- That way I know it is going tote I 

these suggesnons lu. ^^^y^-s come students are not there when I need it," said Caldi I 

your bicycle safe: renter *e — ;^°~,d,eirblcy- Gillham, a sophomore bid., 

bicycle with your residence hall ^^1^'°" '^ major. "Plus, it keeps it in betta I 

"•°l"keep my bicycle in my condition than when it's out-I 

room when I'm not riding it. side." 

bicycle with your 
secretary, record the serial num- 
ber and always lock it up when 
you are not riding it 

Website. '"- "^ , 

Stttderts evaluate their 'Southern experience 

'-' *- ^^ ^^ „. i„„l.» „t it " dh-ector of institutional ressaid 

Meianie Eddlemon 

clicking delete to an unfamil- 
iar e-mail this month could 
delete more than SPAM in your 
inbox. It could silence your voice 
as a student at Soutliem. 

Freshman and seniors will be 
invited fliroughout February and 
March to evaluate their 
Southern experience in an 
online survey. The National 
Survey of Student Engagement, 
or NSSE, assesses the general 
satisfaction and effectiveness of 

undergraduate programs m aca- 
demic, social and spiritual areas. 
"If we want to be honest, we 
have to have infoqnation and 
then decide what to dp with this 
infonnatitin,"said Steve Pawluk, 
vice president of academic 

The survey, he said, is critical 
because it indicates the degree of 
success in the program Southern 

After students have complet- 
ed die evaluation, results will be 
compared with those of similar 

colleges. Students' perceptions 
of strengths and weaknesses wil 
be revealed, and each depart- 
ment will make a plan to assess 
and improve key areas. 
" Pawluk said the sabsfactioii 
students express through NSSE 
wil guide administrative discus- 

"If they have an online survey 
that would apply to me, I'd most 
definitely take a part m it," said 
Keith Borja, a freshman com- 
puter systems administration 
major. "The problem is that 
unless it's about 

campus, no one looks at it 

This is the second year 
Southern has participated. 
Although NSSE takes only about 
15 minutes to corripiete, less 
than half of fKe freshmen and 
seniors participated last year. 

While the Means Comparison 
Report tor 2005 shows Southern 
to be above average in areas of 
spirituahty, study abroad and 
conununity service, the report 
reveals low scores regarding fac- 
ulty relationships, critical think- 
ing and applied learning. 
Hollis James, Southern' 

director of institutional researdi | 
and planning, said last s 
findings have alerted the adn» I 
istration to various weakness I 
intheundergraduate.pmgPi | 

"We are moving into f ^^" 
for Southern where we are 
much more detailed a 
ment," James said. 

Pawluk said the adniinisli»| 
tion is seeking to discovenWI 

at Southern. , , , ,i.l 

"Just don't click to delete*! 

e-mail," he said. "This .sj*-| 

dents'] chance to be I 

UlUeSS it S aOUUL a Ulg laauc V71. • - • ' (1 I 

Children of the World sing for missions 

The Southern Accent 

Alex Spearman 

1 Megan Braltner Etiian Nkana 
Robin George 
MlCHAliL Crabtr 
Zach Paul 

I Chelsea Ingush 

I Melissa Mentz 

I Matt Barclay 

Alex Mattison 

K. Brown LOW 
Christie Aguirre 
Valerie Walker 
Devin Page 

James Willlsms Melanie Eddixmon 

Britni Brannon Jason Neui'e 

Jessica Landess 

Melissa Maracle ErikThomsen 

Laure Chamberlain 

Student Mission's week will 
spotlight The Children of the 
World Choir during vespers on 
Friday, Feb. lo, at 8 p.m. in the 
CoUegedale church. The choir 
is comprised of orphaned chil- 
dren from countries as far 
away as Brazil, Uganda and the 
PhiUppines and represents the 
heart of missions for Southern 

Student missions coordina- 
tor Joy Brown said the vespers 
service is designed to create an 
awareness of the needs in the 
world, and students can fill 
these needs as missionaries. 

There are currently 59 stu- 
dents preparing to be student 
missionaries and taskforce 
workers for the coming year, 
and the number is growing by 
an average of taiu per day. 
"•"I want kids who feel called 
for a year of their hfe to serve," 
Brown said. 

Returning missionary and 
mission's club president, Sonya 
Reaves, spent a year in 

about 'me, me, me, 

'irown works ^H cu^l 
student missionaries, o«.*I 

prospective 'f'^^f., ^1 
encourages sWdents * I 
interested to come to tne j 
Iain's office and pick »P 
application packe 

Tciry-Lyim Thomas %vxit 

to student missionaries during 

"Cliildren of the World" week. 

Honduras working with chil- 
dren. She said the program 
takes you out of your comfort 
zone and builds character. 

"The program is creating 
strong students of Christ who 
learn what it takes to stand for 
God in this world that is all 

ilicatiou F»^ ii.mme.B 

it soon," BroOT saia. ^j| 
our s.m. orientation clas> ■ 
spring break." jotCB*! 

Senior English m»J",s 
Graves, who is preP^"°e^jS 
a teacher in Sa.P»»' ^.t. 
always had a strong ^^1 

go into '^l'"'X^.,«A 
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said 'wait tiU ^^3duate4.'l 
Now that ly^J;, feeler 

, heart's desire- 
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The Southern Accent 3 

BCU teaches Southern survival skills 

The Black Christian Union; 
BCU, hosted a survivor 
night Saturday, Feb. 4. in the 
lies P.E. Center ^ 

Students had to survive 
challenges given by the coor- 
dinators, and prizes were 
awarded every 15 minutes. 

"I am very excited and want 
to Rive as many prizes back to 
the students," said Pierre 
Monice, BCU president. 

Bryan Seymour, a freshman 
general studies major, won a 
Sony CD walkman. 

"i think it's a great prize, a 
lot more than expected," he 

Lisa Philips, 
music major, s 
happy to have ; 
she could get involved .... 

Other students felt differ- 

"I felt like it was a waste of 
time. I should have stayed at 
home and studied," said Kenia 
Leerdam, a sophomore biolo- 

1 freshman 

id she was 

event that 

gy major. 

Students like Enoh Nkana, 
a senior elementary education 

people here are Hispanic and 
black," she said. "It would 
have been nice to have other 
cultures here tonight." 

Andrew Payton, a senior 
computing and religion major, 
shared his opinion. 

"I think that the 'Black' in 
Christian Union is very intim- 
idating and is the main reason 
that there was less diversity 

The grand prize for the 
night was an Xbox 360. In 
order to win, participants 
went on. a scavenger hunt to 
produce five items requested 
by the coordinators. 

The winners were Nicole 
Smith, Jane Vu, Charity 
Penaloza, David Hong and 
Alexandria Cooke, who also 
won a boom box earlier in the 

Cooke said the group is 

considering selling the Xbox. 

"We will probably end up 

ajor, noticed that the crowd selling it," she said. "It would 

as not diverse. be hard to share the game 

"I noticed that the only between all of us." 

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continued from Pg. 1 

it's there." 

The commercials, as well as 
the half-time show have become 
an issue of morals for adminis- 
tration. Kari Shultz, director of 
student life activities, said the 
administration keeps the con- 
tent of the entire game in mind. 

"We've turned off half-time 
shows," Shultz said. 

Instead of watching the 
Rolling Stones perform on 
Sunday, a Warren Miller ski 
movie was shown. Student 
response was varied. 

"If they're trying to protect 
us from seeing another Janet 
Jackson incident, this is the 
wrong way to do it," said Ryan 
Knight, a junior physical educa- 
tion major. "People want to see 
the half-time show." 

Nick Vence, a 2004 graduate 
and alumnus of Southern said 
he agreed with the university's 

"I liked the way we keep the 
world at bay by editing out 
dancing girls and rock music." 

Students combat rising textbook prices at Southern 

.„ „ii tu^ Q^itinn i-hanpps." are chanced, " said Bob 

Benjamin Stttzer 

Textbook prices have been Lee. 
rising at double the rate of ence 
inflation for the past two Hermens 

lower costs compared to those 
at the Campus Shop. Donald 


imputer sci- Dickerson 
Joseph major 

I, books or classes. to all the edition changes, 

"It's very simple," said Jeff Lee said 

changed, " said Bob 
Moore, professor of mathe- 

t junior history 

When teachers upgrade to matics 

editions, the Campus Some students are not will 

I senior computer 

decades according to a science and computer systems -f ™-^,^ Ptlr;.:!','' 

Government Accountability administration major, are the *jj*^^!^^„ ™™t , 

Office study. With these grow- creators 

ing prices, Southern students SAUbooktrade 

tt other students have Shop is no longer able to ^'^^^-^"^^ "^ "^^^ ' 

•cent them during book buy old edition 
,ack "" """''' '"' 

Yet some students still buy ience to 

found ways to save 
[ money on textbooks. 

"I think it's awful," said 
■Ben Garza, a freshman inter- 
Icuhural communications 
■major, about the rising prices 
1 of textbooks. 

"It is like eBay, except it's 
completely free to set up an 
account," Lee said. "We took 
public information and gener- 

than 300 accounts onnne, 


because the page 

numbers would be all messed 

up," said Allison Mirande, a 

sophomore English major. 

Lee said what he s 

row selection of books and old - - 

dhions. Garza said he tried and sell the older ed.fons . 

to use the Web site, but could the Web site because t ._ 

not find the right book for his cheaper than the new 

dass ^'.f"ro°iredhiotarwl fut^rrfor-SAUbook.rade.c 

Lee said if more students *-*; 'j^tLtrthert.- is integration between his 

were using the Web site, there as the "ew ed.tmn ^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^ ^.^^ ^^^, or 

""C^,r;!:ild learn just ^"^Lre are lots of li* 

as wen from the old as from things n the works but .t 

?he new edition, but the takes a lot of time and effort, 

choose from. Concerning old 
editions, Lee and Hermen 

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ISean Otis and 
■Meussa Mentz 

■Staff Writers 

The movie documents the 
hardships Doss endured as a 

non-combatant because of his 

_ A former United States religious beliefs. ^^,^„ 

■Marine and Southern student "We hivited Joel as a speaRe 

|hared his testimony Saturday, because he has had similar 

|f*. 4, in Hackman Hall after experiences, saia 

Iskowing the movie "The Leatherman, a rehgion proles 

'nscientious Objector," the sor. p„tered 

^^^mond Doss story. The Klimkewicz said he entere 

Kntis, Peace Fellowship the Marme Corps^ be^-- .„ 
■sponsored the event. 

' really enjoyed this pro 

_ .' said Braxton Hagele, « 
f^tmi famfly studies major. 
n Joel Hunkewicz, a junior the- 
P ogy major spoke about becom- 
P6 a Seventh-day Adventist and 
^^"fwntious objector, which 

iviaruie '-^'f-' — , , 
_ unsure what he wanted to 

^"it'i^x. «--r ^ ^"..--. 

-^1. ^o„ Adventist jpent in the Marines, wnere^Dcu 

gled with his old lifestyle 
decided to re-commit to Christ 
He then felt it was wrong to 
carry a weapon and became a 
conscientious objector. He 
served sbi years in the Marines, 
two of which were In non-com- 
batant duty. 

Klimkewicz was charged by 
the Marines for refusing to bear 
and served time in military 
prison. He was released four 
monUis early with help from the 
General Conference of Seventh- 
day Adventists and some 
Congress members. Afterward 
he said God opened the doors 

;eventh-day Adventist .pent mu.e ...---. 
who was giving Bible ^j , cnscenOous objeet. 

for him to 


ifi ^""^11^ oDjecior, wiuLii ai,^".. — 
fleets the similar struggles of to attend 

,tudies to Marines and 

being baptized, given . 

"God placed me i 

ronment where I could give my «j^^^ — ^^ ^"^g. 
heart to him," he said. 

thankfiil diat God has 
e perspective and has 
I where I am today" 

Chelsea InGUSH 

Southern welcomes acade- 
my students from various 
schools in the Southern Union 
to the annual Honors Music 
Workshop, which began last 
night and will end Saturday. 

"We see it as a good oppor- 
tunity to host academy stu- 
dents, but also to develop their 
musical skills and build rela- 
tionships with other student 
musicians in the Southern 
Union," said Scott Ball, dean 
of the School of Music. 

The emphasis of the work- 
shop rotates annually, with 
previous years dedicated to 
choral or instrumental clinics. 
This year the focus is on hand 
bell and piano. 

Approximately 40 academy 
students from Georgia- 
Cumberland Academy, 
Highland Academy, Atlanta 
Adventist Academy, Mount 
Pisgah Academy and Forest 
Lake Academy are attending 

the workshop. Collegeua.e 
Academy will not be partici- 
pating due to preparation for 
their production of Meredith 
Wilsons "The Music Man. 

The attendance of this 
year's workshop is down from 
the previous two years; 140 
participated in the choral 
workshop in 2005, and 115 
participated in the instrumen- 
tal workshop in 2004. Ball 
said the lower numbers are 
due to the fact that not aU 
academies have a hand bell 

Sophomore Katie Jacobs 
attended last year's choral 

"It was a really great experi- 
ence because you get to see 
what other people's talents are 
and learn from them," Jacobs 

Each year Southern invites 

guest specialists to teach the 

music clinics. Peter Cooper, 

chair of Andrews University's 

department, is teaching 

Ken Parsons flcft) instructs the wi 
music clinic on Monday, Feb. 6, in 

the piano workshop. Jeremy 
Francisco, a doctoral student 
at the University of Northern 
Colorado and graduate of 
Southern, is teaching the hand 
bell workshop. 

photo By Devln Pag< 
nd instruments during the honors 
Ackerman Auditorium. 

In Cooper's workshop, each 
piano student will bring a 
piece to play in front of the 
class, and then he will critique 
and help the student. 

"It can be kind of nerve- 

Lake Academy are attenaing nius.c uc^. ~ - . 

Thatcher dean retires after ten years of service 

Students in the piano sec- 
tion will work on basic techni- 
cal exercises, sight reading 
and four-hand pieces, in which 
two musicians play the com- 
position. The hand bell choirs 
from the different academies 
v\ill rehearse together as one 

Amanda Graves, a junior 
music and medical technology 
major, attended the workshop 
while in academy. 

"It was intimidating 
because it was a huge school," 
Graves said. "But it was a real- 
ly good experience because the 
quality of the music program 
was so much better than I'd 
experienced in academy." 

The students will perform 
the pieces they have been 
rehearsing during a recital 
Saturday at 3 p.m. in 
Ackerman Auditorium. The 
recital is open and free to the 

to Southern 

■Valisa Wilson 

Staf f Writer 

Helen Bledsoe will retire at 
the end of this school year 
after 10 years as a women's 
dean in Thatcher South. 

"I think I am the oldest 
dean in the United States, and 
I think it is just time for me to 
move on," Bledsoe said. 

Jennifer . Doshier, senior 
psychology major and student 
dean, said Bledsoe creates the 
perfect atmosphere to work 

'Her personality blends the 
best of wit and humor with 
fairness and honesty. She's 
always pla>'ful, carefree and 
fun," Doshier said. "It makes 
me sad to think of her not 
being here." 

Director of housekeeping 
Sandra Twombly has worked 
ivith Bledsoe for eight years 
and said she, too, is sad to see 
Bledsoe retire. 

"Over the years, I've looked 
up to her as a friend, as well as 
a mentor," Twombly said. 
A dean has many responsi- 

bilities and Sharon Engel, 
dean of women, said Bledsoe 
took the position unexpected- 
ly and has been excellent. 
Engel also said Bledsoe, has a 
way with students that no one 
could ever match. 

"My favorite part of being a 
dean has been the times when 
I am able to connect with stu- 
dents one-on-one," Bledsoe 

Bledsoe has donated her 
time and love to Southern, 
and now, "my job is at home," 
she said. 

After retirement, Bledsoe 
said her time will he spent 
doing things that could only 
be accomphshed during ber 
timf away from the dorm. She: 
said she will spend time with 
her family and catch up on 
hobbles like shopping and 
discovering one-of-a-kind 
treasures from thrift stores. 

Southern is currently seek- 
ing to fill the dean position in 
Thatcher South, but Doshier 
said, "Dean Bledsoe can't ever 

really be replaced." 

SIFE offers students tax return assistance 

Chelsea Soapes 

The members of Southern's 
chapter of Students in Free 
Enterprise, or SIFE, will be 

Rebecca Huey, said SIFE mem- this every year for the rest of 

hers can also help students who their lives." 

have experience filing wifli the Last year, SIFE I ' 

Southern students fill out their 
"We can point out tilings Uiat returns and answered 30 ques- 
SSg Southern stadenl^''™"th tliey may not think of," Huey tions from students that did not 
tlieirtaxreturris. said. . have their complete paperwork. 

SIFE members who have She also said Uie reason SIFE SIFE is active m 40 countries 
completed one semester in the chose to assist students tlie week as a non-profit organization, 
federal income tax class will be after spring break is because Students at universities form 
helping SouUiem students the many students will have their teams to develop projects that 
week after spring break in Uie W-2 forms and otlier informa- meet SIFE's five educational 
student center. Students can tion that has been mailed to topics: market economics, suc- 
make an appointment het>veen tlieir parents' house. cess skiUs, entrepreneurship, 

Tuesday, March 14, and SIFE members urge students financial literacy and busmess 
Thursday, March 16, from 1 p.m. to bring all oftheir paperwork to ethics. 

tlie appointment, including W-2 SIFE teams compete with 

forms, all tax forms received and each other over the effectiveness 

anything else tliat might be of of their projects. Southern's 

importance for filing the return, team can sliowcase this project 

"It's an opportunity to gain along with others they have 

experience for myself, and the done tliroughout the year. 

selves," said HeidarThordarson, students also get experience To set up an appointment 

a senior accounting major and preparing their taxes," said Joe contact Heidar Thordarson at 

member of SIFE. Oswald, a senior financial serx'- or 423- 

SIFE director and masters in ices major and SIFE member. 505-1883. Or call the on-campus 

financial services student, 'They are going to have to do SIFE office at 4I3-236-2659. 

to 4 p.m. SIFE prefers appouit- 
ments, but wiU assist walk-ins as 

"They get to see how tlie 
process is done so that in die 
future they can do it tliem- 

The Southern Accent 5 

Matthew Hermann 
Vice President: 

I want to: 

•See Southern Adventist University change and 

•See trust built between the faculty, staff, and stu- 
1 dents of Southern Adventist University by having an 
1 Honor Code. 

•Revise the scholarship system here at Southern 
D money is given all four years to students, not just 
ame money the first year. 

•Make Southern Adventist University more 
diverse by attracting students from pubhc school, 
not just academies. 

•Make campus life here more comfortable. This 
includes, but is not limited to: 
-Repairing the potholes in front of Thatcher Hall and getting new shower 

heads in Talge. 
-Reclaim parking to men in front of Talge. 
-Make tlie raexibar and haystack rare items on the cafeteria menu. 
•I want to be the person you approach to voice your problems. 

Bherma Totissaint 
Social Vice President 

After a long week of test taking, studying and being 
stressed, students should be able to have somewhere to 
have fun and relax. I believe that a social vice president 
should be able to plan events where every culture can 
enjoy themselves in a Christ-centered enviroranent. 1 
know that I am able to plan these events with God's help. 
I believe that every student should be able to come to a 
party with SAU and have fun instead of looking else- 
where for entertainment. 

I am a person who accepts criticism well, and I am 
ready to make any changes if someone is not pleased 
with the way things are carried out. I enjoy serymg oth- 
ers and bringing them happiness. Essentially, the Social 
\ ,c. Pre ,dent should be able to plan an event that will be elevating not "mpromis- 
n ot anvone s moral values, and at the same time allows students 'oj"t«ad and 
grow closer to each other as well as their Lord. If I am elected as your next Social Vice 
aident I promise I will strive to: 
'Have parties that are culturally diverse 
■Have a reason for students to want to atiiend the events 
•Listen open-mindedly to any suggests 

■Provide a relaxing and fun atmosphere at socials „,„„ffi™rs 

I pray that flie Almighty will aid you in your decision as you vote for your othcers. 
% God bless! 

Michael Hermann 

Cur'e«uthern Adventist Universi^. , 
great school with a wonderful ='"/»' ^°„*„: 
strong Christian atmosphere, and .<^ha » 
academes. Howeve^I brieve. he„ IS St n^^^^^^^ 

room for progress. -^ /« ''*™^' \„ ^ christian 
:tmTs;;erru^^iv:ir— tbreemam 

1 , ^^^^^ would be to worK wiiii j , jcaderaies. I 

"j-t staff to market Southern to students »""="'': J"l, each many stu- 
l'»e this would create a more diverse atmosphere ana ne P .^ ^^ 

»'^ who would otherwise miss out on Southern. «/ *''d^™ Jy stLg stu- 
J^Southern adapt its scholarship system to attract academically 

5* y"" support as President, I look forward to helping make Southern a 
(lace where students are trusted with more responsibility. 

Kellen Deoliveira 
Social Vice President 

Southern Adventist University is comprised of 
not only many etlinicities, but also individuals mth 
varying interests. Therefore, because our student 
body boasts such diveisity, the social events plaimed 
need to show die same variety. Being a Christ- 
Centered university, I emphatically believe that 
social activities should involve more than just secu- 
lar parties and should include Sabbath activities that 
not only satisfy our need to fellowship, but also fiil- 
fills our vital need to grow closer to God as a univer- 
sity. After actively being a member of the Social 
Committee and an approximately four thousand 
student pubUc high school's government, I believe 
that I have not only the experience necessary to hold the Social -Tice President posi 
tion but also the qualities needed to lead a large and unique student body If it 1: 
God's will that I become Social Vice President, I intend to implement die foBowrag 
plans to the best of my ability. 

.Add variety, originality, and excitement to social events and outings 
•Work wifll Campus Ministries to provide Sabbatii activities and nature outings 

ishow^e more of die musical and artistic talents of Southern's shldents 
through hve music and shident art exhibits 

•Advertise social activities more clearly and efficienfly 

with God's grace, I intend to do just that 

Jon Miller 

President ...» 

So what qualifies me for being a candidate for 
SA President? I have enjoyed bemg a part ot 
leadership roles in high school serving as Senior 
Class Vice President, Freshmen Class President 
and SA Public Relations officer. Also, I have 
Uved in the CoUegedale area for seven years, 
allo.«ng me to learn about Southern and 
learn about the people who run it I also fiave 
been a senator in the SA Senate, allowing me to 
become familiar with the constitution and budg- 

" Do any of you like KR's? A big project for ren- 
I . „{ KR's was started this year, and I plan 

■ , ™ t fei?^.se^ Other plans involve working 

.J help finish this P™J^'^VMuc?t on Health and Wellness to offer the best 
with the school of ^^y^;^;'^ZTMr<s in renovating the ladies' dorm 
assisting the women su . , enhance food 

services pos, 

issistinginewu...^..---— -^ enhance food 

workout^rec and "0*ng with the adminis.rat.on^^^ ^ ^^ 

service. These are some of my plans a ^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^ ^ 

^^''^^'-d^er^d 'y^tThSe rpres^eltion "of the student body at 
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12 Carnation Bouquet^ 

Happy Valetines Day Bouque^: 
"With Love Bouquet I'* ="=/" 
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Hearts & Flowers arrangement (Sm^n 

6" Tulips in wrap 

6" Daffodils in wrap 

6" Hyacinths in wrap 

6" Cyclamen in pot cover. 
6" Kalanchoe in pot cover. 

Produce Deals Begin Feb. 9th ^^ ^5 ib 

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Head Cartoonist 


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The Southern Accent 7 


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from Unstable Countries. I right! Totally!!!! 

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wonder how 
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. Make Nigeria a State 

No. I did not eat your delicious 
jelly doughnut that I thought was 
cream filled. 

By Soreath Murray 

"You're not going to believe 
what I found," Becki McRae 
said as she turned in an enve- 
lope to the customer service 
counter in tlie Village Market. 

McRae, the office manager 
in Southern's service depart- 
ment, had to take a second 
glance as she made her way 
through the parking lot of the 
Village Market in January. A 
First Tennessee Bank envelope 
containing $3,70o lay on the 
pavement just outside the 

Without counting the 
money, but noticing numerous 
$100 dollar bills, she turned 
the envelope in to Reda 
Bidwell, Village Market office 

"We had no clue to where it 
came from," Bidwell said. 
-There was no name." 

Bidwell promptly called the 
First Tennessee Bank phone 
number on the envelope. With 
the help of the bank's employ- 
ees they were able to trace and 

^ontaci the owner, Dave l-^^ f °'fj ^, di,,„vered the 
'"ZT\TVo'':^:X- mo"; was' missing shortly 
Bidwdlsaid. after he left^^-^tat^ 

Brummeltold the Chattanooga 
Times Free P«ss, Even 
though I was praying about It 
the sweat started pounng off 
my head, and my hands started 


McRae was pleased to see 
everyone working together on 
the search for the owner. 

"It was the Lord's prompting 
that I noticed it," she said. "I 
have never, never,_never found 
anything like that." 

In the 17 years Bidwell has 
worked at the Village Market, 
this is the largest lost item 
turned in. She said just a few 
weeks prior to this incident, ai 
Brummel, owner of the local envelope containing $600 dol 
huLessBrummelPa™g,ha<l lars was found ^^ 

cashed the money earher tot J"*™^^' j ^^^, ^nd 

day and ""intf '^^^ Z^^Z tore more cus- 
the envelope in a pocket that n p^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^_ 

If you 
would you turn it in? 

Emily Pickell 

"It's wonderful that we 
could give it hack." 

4Him music review 

As a rule of thumb, I typically 
avoid "greatest hits" packages 
because of their lack of value to 
me. If 1 care enough about a 
group dial is releasing a hits 
package, I usually already have 
most of what I want from them, 
which leaves me no need to buy 
it again. Since fans of 4Him are 
no stranger to hits packages, 
with "Best Ones", "Chapter One: 
A Decade" and "Simply 4Him" 
all released in the last few years, 
1 think the band knew that if 
they were going to go die "hits" 
route for their final record, fliey 
had better try something differ- 
ent. 4Him decided to completely 
re-record Uie tracks featured on 
this record, "Encore," which 
adds a tremendous amount of 
value for this albiun. 

For me, the standout on this 
album was die medley, which is 
comprised of "The Message," 
"The Measure of A Man," "A 
Man You Could Write About," 
and "Why." Tlie medley goes on 
for close to 11 minutes, with 
excellent transitions and just a 
great overall recordmg quality. 
That is one tiling that cannot be 
disputed; this album sounds 
great! "Unity (We Stand)," 
f^'^ Encore's first single, is a bit of a 
^^^ disappointment, however. 
"Unity's" chorus oddly features a 
female choir, with the end result 
being short and quite uncre- 
ative; "We stand, 

"I'd probably 
turn it in 
'cause I'd 
hate to lose 

Kelli Morrison 


■ 4H: 

vocals took a back seat to these 

guest vocalists in tile chorus, and 
in other parts in the song. 
"Unity" just isn't that good, 
which is sad since this is flie last 
song they will release to cap off 
to their career. 

At tiie end of "Encore," 
are treated to four bonus-tracks, 
one from each member of the 
group. Even diough Mark, Andy 
and Kirk have had some sort of 
solo experience m die past, it is 
"Encore's" last song, Marty's 
"Runaway Train," that clearly 
wins out of tiiese four. 'Train" 
dares to shatter the 4Hmi mold 
and truly be sometiiing unique, 
which is what solo music should 
be. 1 don't know if Marty is pi; 
ning on releasing a solo record, 
but I'll definitely give it a listen if 
he does. Tlie songs from Mark 
("Cari7 the Light") and Andy 
("Debt of Gratitude") have been 
previously available on their 
respective albums, and Kirk' 
"Get Down Mountain", again 
features a choir, so you know my 
feelings on diat subject 

Wliile it is sad to see 4Him 
end tlieir career, you can't really 
blame them. These guys have 
been making music for 15 years 
and are ready to 
Although no single disc 
effectively sum up 4Him's jour 
ney, "Encore" is a fitting archive 
of some of their best— newly 
recorded so that they can be 
equally enjoyed as one release, 
and not like ar . , . 

today radio station. "Encore 

fitting end to their show, which 
will never be forgott 

Out on the Town: Events in Chattanooga 

"Wait Until Dark"; Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 11 at 8 P-n>-; '"'^ 

Chattanooga Theatre Centre (on the mam stage) $13-^$15.50, 

visit http;// 

"The Squid and the Whale" (independent film series); show- 
ing Feb. 10-16; the Bijou Theatre; visit to find show times and ttcket 

■Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World" (independent 
film series); showing Feb. 17-23; the Bijou Theatre; visit to find show times and ticket 

Pops Series: Big Band Fever (Chattanooga Symphony & 

Opera); Feb. u; 8 p.m.; Tivoli Theater; $23+ ($15 tor student 

rush tickets); visit 

"The 'Gospel'" (with a special introduction by the producer); 
Feb. 16; 7:30 p.m.; Tivoli Theatre; $3 at the door 

Casting Crowns in concert (with Nichole Nordeman, Tony 

Nolan & Josh Bates); Feb. 18; 7 p.m.; Memorial Auditorium; 

$2O.30-$38.50; call Memorial Auditorium box office or visit 

Symphony Series: Mozart Masterpieces (Chattanooga 

Symphony & Opera); Feb. 23; 8 p.m.; Tivoli Theater; $23-1- 

($15 for student rush tickets); visit 

Local flair: Events on Campus 

SA Valentine's Banquet; Feb. 12; 6 p.m.; the Chattanoogan 
Hotel; $26 

Peter Planyavsky (professor of music at the Vienna Academy 

of Music) in concert; Feb. 14; 7:30 p.m.; CoUegedale church; 

convocation credit given 

Pops concert; Feb. 18; 8 p.m.; Ackerman Auditorium 

Orchestra concert; Feb. 19; 7:30 p.m.; CoUegedale church; 
double convocation credit given 


Errol Clarke 

"I'd return it 
because the 
good angel 
said so." 

Stephen Jamieson 

"If I found It 

February 9. 2006 

The Southern Accent 9 






^he truth about a little thing called love 

. modern human beings 

'some sort of romantic 

about love. You know 

I'm talking about. Our 

ulture is flooded with images 

L;[wbat we think "love"issup- 

Losed to be. Sappy chick 

'flicks" give us boy-meets-girl 


rounding Valentine's Day 
stores explode with red, pink 
chocolate and diamonds - the 
'gifts of love. Our culture 
assumes that these are the 

;ns of true love. While these 

=als may be romantic, they 

e usually unreahstic. 

Underneath it all, the basis 
[or this perception of love is 
feelings. "Falling in love" is a 
feeling, a sensation fueled by 
the need to be accepted and 
admired and to reciprocate 
those feelings. There is noth- 
ing with that; those are 
natural and good human emo- 

ings are true love, we tread on 
dangerous ground. Too many 

times I have seen couples who 
were sure that their "love" 
could last through anything. 
But their feelings changed 
when their ideas of love met 
the hardships of life. If there 
is nothing for a relationship to 
stand on, it will fall. 

On the other hand, we've 
all seen elderly couples still 
together after fifty years or 
more. Even after so many 
years, their love is stronger 
than ever. So if our culture's 
idea of love isn't what holds 
people together for eternity, 
then what is? 

I remeniber a day years ago 
when I learned the answer to 
that question. My parents 
would Sometimes fight, as all 
parents do, and as a child 
these arguments scared me. 
One day, my mora found me 
crying after one of my parents' 
arguments. She asked what 
was wrong, and I told her 
tlirough my sobs that I was 
afraid she and Dad would get 
a divorce. Mora said sorae- 

thing to me that I will never 
forget; "We're not going to get 
a divorce because we made a 
promise." My parents are still 
together to this day; their 
marriage still stands because 
of that promise. 

So then if love is a promise, 
that means it is a choice. In 
other words, true love is a 
conscious commitment and it 
takes a superhuman amount 
of effort every single day. 

Life will always throw diffi- 
culties at us, but only the 
Creator of love can bring us 
through those difficulties with 
our love still intact. 

True- love admits that a 
relationship is difficult. It 
challenges and demands our 
hearts and souls. Yet in the 
end, the work is worth the 
effort. If we choose to love, we 
build up that love one day at a 
time until we can testify with 
our lives that true love can be 
found, that it is possible and 
that it is forever. 

Ctlpid, flowers and chocolate 

I don't really look forward to 

laltntine's Day. The day comes 

id goes, and most of the time I 

|Dn't even remember that it is 

^entine's Day. Perhaps it's 

e I have no one special to 

iber on Valentine's Day 

fcmore, or perhaps it's because 

't really see the point The 

^■e that I see most people 

pressing to each other on 

jltntine's Day seems fake, and 

arch for something more 

fuine. Flowers and choco- 

s are nice things, and I'm 

K many girls are pleased. But 

|*tts and chocolate don't 

n niuch once the flowers die 

- chocolates have either 

or have been eaten. All 

ally means is somebody 

wasted a bunch of money on 
dead flowers and melted choco- 
late. Who came up wifli the idea 
of flowers and chocolate any- 
ways? Perhaps diey thought of 
flowers and chocolate as sym- 
bols of love and commitment. 
Who is Cupid, and why did he 
put an arrow through someone's 
heart? Cupid doesn't sound 
lovely to me, he sounds violent. 
Perhaps I would ask my ftiend, 
Cupid, if he is trying to get die 
person's affection by shooting 
that arrow through dieir heart, 
or if he is trying to destroy them. 
Tlie bow and arrow thing never 
worked for me, but for some rea- 
son Cupid had good luck widi it 
But Cupid, flowers and 
chocolate all have somethmg in 
common. They are empty by 
themselves. One of my favonte 
stories in the Bible is about a 

.„.„. who knew alltoo well about 
those empty symbols. His name 
was Peter. Three times Peter 
denied his Lord, but the expert 
on giving genuine love asked 
Peter three times, "Do you love 
me?" And just as Peter had 
denied the Lord three times, he 
was three times restored. I don't 
know what you're doing on 
Valentine's Day, and I hope 
wherever you are you have an 
excellent time, but whatever you 
do, don't forget to be genuine. 
Another word for genuine is 
true. BetiTietoGod,mietoyour 
friend (or your valentine), and 
true to yourself As a final 
thought, remember Jeremiah 
313 which says, "I have loved 
thee with an everlasting love, I 
drawn you with lovmg- 

m facts about the Bible for everyone 

^word in the Bible: Amen 


j^neest word (and name): 
"ershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1) 
fOortest verse: John 11:35 (2 

■ 'Jesus wept") 
t?»Ecst verse: Esther 8:9 
u°»rtest book (number of 
pi- 3 John 
[^8«t book: Psalms (150 

; '''"e books: Micah and 


Middle chapter: Psalm 118 
Middle verse: Psatoi 118:8 
Shortest chapter (number of 

words): Psahn 117 

Longest chapter: Psahn li9 

(176 verses) 

Number of times die word 

"God" appears: 3,358 (It appeal^ 

in every book except Esflier and 

Song of Solomon.) 

Number of times the word 

"Lord" appears: 7,736 

Number of different aufliors: 

Over 40 

Number of languages the 
Bible has been n-anslated into: 
More than 1,200 (as of 2001) 

Number of new Bibles dis- 
tributed (sold or given away) m 
flie U.S.: About 168,000 per day 
(as of 2001) , . 

From wwiv.chnstianan- 

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Opinion Editor 


Thursday, Febr uary 9, 

ltaylor(a) i ^ = ^ 

T Good Question! I've never considered it! 

Every^vhere you go singles 
subconsciously and yet unani- 
mously chant the same 
mantra: weddings truly are 
the dreaded battle-zone for 
those who venture into one 
without a serious relation- 
ship. But mysteriously enough 
they all seem to do it with a 
sense of pride. After all, 
wouldn't you need to if you 
were knowingly walking into a 
live minefield of people ready 
and willing to ask, "So when 
are you getting married?" 

With Valentine's quickly 
approaching, the next few 
days are no exception to this 
classic singles' dilemma. 
Really now, with special 
dates, weddings and social 
gatherings galore, how can 
you escape it? So when you 
find yourself in one of those 
situations, just remember. 

don't flip out at the first sound 
of the question. People are 
just trying to unwind and 
relax and make small talk. 
Some of them are just 
thoughtlessly (bless their 
souls) grabbing at the first 
thing on their mind while 
starting conversations the 
best way they can. It's almost 
like they just don't know how 
to approach singles. But 
truthfully speaking, singles 
are a breed unto themselves. 

Singles come in so many 
forms these days. There's the 
snappy-bitter, the single-and- 
loving-it, and the desperately- 
searching. You can find them 
at every wedding and even 
some social parties always 
being hounded by that awful 
and unspeakable yet somehow 
socially acceptable question. 
Some of them, like the single- 
and-loving-it, have mastered 
the abihty to gracefully work 

their way out of that question 
down to an art-form, while 
others, like the desperately- 
searching, find themselves 
devastatingly stumbling from 
one painful encounter to the 
other. But last, let's not forget 
that snappy-bitter who leaves 
a trail of jaws fixed to the floor 
behind every table they visit. 
Fortunately, there is always 
something to learn from oth- 
ers. So to those of you who 
bare scars of this war field, 
there is hope! , 

First, pick your genre of 
responses. You can choose 
from the two styles of success- 
fiil options. Option one is the 
smooth-and-clever while 
option two is snippy-and- 
petulant. But for those of you 
that find yourselves in that 
multi-year-long yet dead-end 
relationship and so often 
sense the need to share your 
life story, for goodness' sake, 

never chose the lost-; 
bumbling option. Answering a 
pitiful, "I just can't find any- 
one,"- is just asking for pain 
and a very awkward conversa- 

Option One: smooth and 

The first variation is easy 
and lighthearted. You bring in 
some quasi-scientific analysis 
and say, "Well, it seems like 
everyone who got married 
later in their life has had a 
better chance at staying 
together in the long run. I 
guess the older you are the 
better of an idea you have of 
who you're going to be, and 
vise versa. So in the end, I'm 
just working my odds." 
Personal note, if you chose 
this variation and you want to 
mess with their heads, play it 
off with a big smile and an air 
of silence. They won't know 
whether to take you seriously 


The second .„.„ 
simple and straightforward" 
It's usually used for walk-ujj 
casual conversation 

■talk to for 

'minutes. Just 

people you know t 

more than a few m „ 

say, "Hey, thanks for ^^ 
nizing my high standards" 
know, I'm still single beca 
I'm waiting for the right 01,^ , 
You can jokingly add, "\vhj, I 
can I say, it actually takts | 
time to separate the best from | 
the rest." But please, for yom I 
own good, don't say this! 
unless you actually have I 
something to offer. I know, it I 
really is a crying shame, but | 
for some reason flipping burg- 1 
ers just doesn't mean much to | 
people these days. 

The second part will be 
printed next week. 

Letter to the editor I internet service a problem at Southern 

the girls they take out will 

' become serious entirely too fast. 

I just want to take a second The girls are afraid that the guys 

here to thank you for your article are going to be commitment 

about dating ["Six bad habits of freaks and run away like all the 

dating", Jan. 26]. Last year was other guys had done before, 

my first year here. Previously, I Other problems that arise 

had gone to school at Union and involve titles. Many individuals 

then to a public 

Minnesota. Since arriving at 

have approached me in the past 
year or so asking if a title should 

Southern I have been bothered be attached to their 

by the dating "policy" of the stu- tionship. On asking how long 

dents. 1 have debated and tliey have hung out. the most 

lamented with my friends to common response is "a week or 

approach dating witli a more two." Titles show commitment, 

relaxed attitude. Maybe their Insecurity often inspires couples 

feelings of pressure and serious- to attach a tide to a new relation- 

ness come from the Soutliem ship in the hopes that commit- 

Matrimony College legacy, ment will follow. My feeling is 

Sadly, week after week I see my that time builds commitment. If 

good friends waiting by the both parties involved would 

phone for Mr. Right or Miss slow down and learn to have fun, 

Right to call, but the call never dien maybe dating would be a 

comes. Many problems arise more positive experience, 

witli this. First, diey are not Slowing things down also has 

proactive. Second, they already the hidden benefit of adding 

conclude Uiat Mr. or Miss Right time to tlie relationship. Time 

is the perfect person and tliey sheds light on many issues. This 

are the only person for tliem. So only benefits boUi individuals, 

if they ever go on their first date My favorite line often found 

with that person, they don't around the start of a relationship 

know what to say or do. What goes something like this: "Are 

does one say to the person of you going to date her?" No, silly, 

your dreams? My college years I'm getting to know her. But I'm 

have taught me that you dale getting carried away now. My 

(take them out) to get to know short thank-you is now out of 

lOt to continue the control. 1 may be completely 

of the obsession, incorrect in my understanding 

Over-commitment/obsession or of dating, but I beheve that you 

whatever you want to call it also are on to sometiiing. So the 

leads many of these wonderful moral of tiiis story is thanks for 

people to be plagued with dating your article, 
problems. They are afraid that 

Before I get into the crux of 
.my argument, I'd like to say 
that I love Southern. I am 
spending my own hard-earned 
money just to be here. My par- 
ents would rather me go to a 
non-Adventist school, but I 
want the atmosphere provided 
by Southern. 

The one thing I can no 
longer stand about Southern 
is'the internet service provid- 
ed. For the amount I am pay- 
ing to go here, and it is a very 
shiny, pretty penny, I feel I 
have the right to at least 128 
Mb/s internet. This costs all of 
$45 a month from a cable 
internet company and that 
includes basic cable where I'm 
from. Instead we're forced to 
suffer through dial-up speeds 
during peak hours, a tiny 
bandwidth limit and an overly 
active firewall which, while 
slowing everything down, 
does nothing to stop the myri- 
ad of proxy servers that are 
available to the average 
Google-sawy student. 

While I'm sure there are a 
large number of students who 
are perfectly happy \vith the 
amount of bandwidth avail- 
able, most of the School of 
Visual Art and Design stu- 
dents ^vill agree with me that 
there is far too little band- 
width for our purposes. An 
average 8 megapixel image is 
around 2 to 6 megabytes per 

photo and an average 
Photoshop file can be upwards 
of 100 megabytes, enough by 
itself to generate a low band- 
width message. There is some- 
thing very wrong with the sys- 
tem here if I can go over band- 
vAdih for a week straight just 
trying to find the pictures nec- 
essary to complete two assign- 
ments. I'm not saying a band- 
width limit is unnecessary; the 
school would be up to its eye- 
balls in debt if everyone had 
unlimited bandwidth because 
every Tom, Dick and Harry 
would be downloading every 
pirated DVD on the face of the 
earth. What I am saying is that 
the bandwidth limit needs to 
be increased to a minimum of 
400 megabytes dovmstream 
per day with a purchasable 
upgrade to 1 gigabyte per day 
option. I know I'd be one of 
the first to sign up for the 
increased bandvridth. 

We're all adults here, with a 
few possible exceptions. So 
why does Southern insist on 
maintaining an unstable, slow 
firewall? At home I have 128 
Mb/s downstream cable inter- 
net linked to a Local Area 
Network (LAN) of 4 comput- 
ers and a central storage unit. 
To access a File Transfer 
Protocol (FFP) like Bit tor- 
rent, I get a ping, or connec- 
tion time, of around 50 to 60 
milliseconds. Here during the 
day before 1 or 2 am, the same 
connection takes an average of 

700-2000 milliseconds. I 

That's up to 2 seconds just for I 
a single packet of information I 
to transfer between iwo eom-F 
puters. To put that in perspec-l 
tive, that's around the samel 
rate as a 14.4 Kb/s telephone I 
modem. But you'd think that I 
the overlord's digital watch- f 
dogs would be good atblodi-l 
ing things that are detrimental 1 
to our spirituality like pornog^- ^ 
raphy or other smut. I 
they're pleasantly gc-- . 
blocking such sites as US I 
News today. There arefarbeM 
ter firewalls than the one thai I 
Southern's IS department his| 

decided to use. , 

I'm glad for the amount 01 

technology available to" 
here at Southern. Ma"* 
schools don't have nearl jj] 
much as we do. But we res 

ing ourselves short if we J^ 
estly believe that we're g^ 

resources. The ^^^"\^^W 
a, Southern is like ;"^l 
lumberjack boots and B I 

to perform ballet. .^W 
homework shouldntn^l 
off the internet. I J"" 
things to work. 

and appreciates aU ^^;"^, J 
However, we reser^'e tn^ ■ 
edit any content- 

articles are not 

February 9, 2006 


sports Editor 

The Southern Accent 11 



Southern's No. 2 All-Basketball team 

iPoKTs Writer 

This is a two-part article 
that will feature the best play- 
ers at each position in the 
intramural basketball league. 
Next week will feature the 
first All-SAU team. 
2nd Team 

Guard- Edwin Urbina - 
This might cause some waves, 
but the choice wasn't easy. 
Urbina has played pretty well 
this season, but he hasn't 
been as dynamic as we're used 
to. He stiU has great court 
vision and the ability to score 
game-winners, as witnessed 
in the last-minute victory over 
Dawgs Dawgs. He has shown 
streaks of his smooth shooting 
stroke and that's why he'll be 
a crucial part of Nothing 
Special's playoff run. 

Guard- Rob Quigley - 
Somehow this guy keeps find- 
ing a way to get the ball in the 

hole ALL DAY LONG. His wet 
jumper is helpful, but his 
understanding of the game is 
a big part of his success. As a 
man who has tried to guard 
him, I've seen how much he 
likes to run around the court 
and hit jump shots. His 
defense is solid and he knows 
how to stay out of foul trouble 
which is an acquired skill with 
our referee situation this year. 
Guard- Chris Bennett - 
This guy is just a score-at-will 
kind of guy. He is quick and 
has a touch that should be 
reserved for surgeons and vet- 
erinarians. His play on 
offense and defense is much 
stronger than his team's 
record lets on. If you want to 
see something that should be 
on Sportscenter, just watch 
this guy play. One word:. 

Forward- Donnie Miller - I 
must say that his game is 
about as pretty as his face. We 
all . love ^yatching this guy 

play. And whoever said that 
white man can't jump hasn't 
seen this guy in action, cause 
this white guy can JUMP. He 
plays close tough defense and 
he can score on just about 
anybody in the league. 

Forward- Eric Burch - This 
guy is scary! He can block you 
so hard that it breaks your 
confidence one minute (I'll 
testify to that), and the very 
next he'll be on the other end 
of the court dunking on your 
teammate. That or hitting an 
outside shot that a post player 
like himself isn't supposed to 
be able to hit. He is the most 
dynamic big man in the 
league, but a little more heart 
would go a long way for his 
game and Dawgs Dawgs as a 

Honorable Mention 

Jevon "Pure Shooter" 
Roberts - This guy is the 
black Larry Bird of our era. 
He is scoring big points in "B" 

league. This is the only reason 
that he doesn't find himself on 
the first or second team. He is 
still a scoring force. 

Matt "Mr. Hustle" Smith - 
This guy is so scary down low 
that I'm thinking of putting 
up a stuffed Matt Smith in my 
front yard for Halloween next 
year. He is a BEAST! He is 
doing a TON of dirty work for 
Shocken Um. 

Zach Livingston aka Bruce 
Bowen - This is another 
freshman that is creating a 
stir around the league. He 
played an instrumental part in 
All Day's victory over Old and 
Tasty. He had the arduous 
task of guarding the old veter- 
an Donnie Miller, and Bowen, 
excuse me Livingston held 
him to a lack luster game. 

Jay Underwood aka J- 
Train - What can you say 
about the J-Train except that 
he has a complete game. He's 
a great shooter and he also 

has the ability to get to the 
hole. He is also one of the top 
five free throw shooter's in the 

David "All Around" Grant - 
To be perfectly honest, his 
game is smoother than a tall 
cool glass of soy milk. He gets 
it done on both ends of the 
floor, playing pesky defense 
and scoring points with an 
inside/outside offensive 


To everyone who doesn't 
like where they are on the list 
or the fact that they're not on 
the list I apologize. Basketball 
intramurals has A LOT of tal- 
ented players this year and I 
didn't have the space to write 
about all of them, but know 
that I would write a sentence 
or two about the strengths of 
all the players out there if I 
could. Much Love. 

Men's basl<:etball power rankings 

Bannor Downs 

1. Sack Lunch (5-1) 
Thursday showed tliey were for 
real in beating Nothing Special. 
With their only loss coming 
while key player Andy Johnson 
) missing, they have proved 
1 to be an elite team. 

. Old and Tasty (4-1) This 
I team has been using its 1-2 
Ipunch of Donnie Miller's fast 
■breaks and Adam Brown's 3 
■point shooting to win games 

3. Nothing Special (5-1) 

They lived up to their naihe in 
allo\ving a 17-point ran almost 
unanswered in their game 
against Sack Lunch. Better shot 
selection is needed if this team 
wants to return to the champi- 

4. Wolftever (3-2) It's almost 
impossible to judge how good 
this team is with Justin Moore 
and Rob Quigley gone occa- 
sionally. If their whole team is 
able to play throughout the 
playoffs this could prove to be a 
much more serious team than 
they've displayed so far. 

5. Dawgs Dawgs (4-4) Their 
real name should he No 
Excuse, because there is no 
excuse why they have lost as 
many games as they have with 
Eric Burch and Chris Bennett. 
Almost every game they've had 
has been a close one, so watch 
for this team to cause an upset 

Take a break from studying, 
come out and watch the basket- 
ball playoffs next week and 
cheer for your favorite team. 

Want to move up the rank- 
ings? Try ivinning more and 
losing less. 

Somen's basketball power rankings 

Nothing Special vs Sack Lunch 

■Ethan Nkana 

1^RT3 Editor 

allers (7-0) Is there 

■any dispute? Obviously the 

IJiicest team in the women's 

they are too stacked 

md too deep for most teams 

P» handle. Alicia Lascelles is a 

Jjenace in the paint and Kelly 

nttan is a huge threat from 

I'^P The way the season 

T«M, it looks like they'll waltz 

TOtongh the playoffs. 

2. Gold Digga (5-1) They're 
C™ns on top of the Blue 
Fusion by the slimmest of 
?«8ins. This is the only 
F'amural team to have 

allowed fewer than 100 pomts 
per game, which will be a fac- 
tor as they meet the Big 
Bailers in the playoffs. 

3. Pick 3 (5-3) They won a 
CLOSE game against Rebels 
and Yank last week which 
gives them the edge in this 
week's rankings. They have a 
talented team but need to put 
teams away early because they 
have some trouble sealing the 

deal in the final minutes as 
was showcased against Rebels 

and Yank. 

4 Rebels and Yank (5-2) 
Rebound, rebound, rebound. 

This is quite possibly their 
most apparent flaw. Guard 
Jennifer Henderson had a 
handful of steals, but they 
need to translate those 
turnovers into points on their 
side. They have a good team 
but may exit the playoffs early 
if they don't step it up. 

5 Your Mom (I'S) This 
team is better than their 
record indicates. Despite that^ 
they will make an early playoff 
exit. Not much you can say 
now; grin and bear it. 

Jesus Melendez of team Sack Lunch jumps to 
grt a rebound during Monday night's basket- 
baU games in nesP.E. Center. 

Thursday, February 9, 20(,j 


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Students y community 

The Southern Accent .i. 

se what 

^happened in the 

girls' game. 

SUje Eikrem and her boyfriend enjoy the comedian's humorous performance at the SA Valentine's banquet, held Sunday ever 
2006, at the Chattanoogan in downtown Chattanooga. 

SA banquet: a night of 'butterflies' 

What do you 

want to know 

I about the other 



poUegedale, Tenn. 


ow 40 X_^^ 


^nquet photos R5 



Southern students were 
seen dressed as butterflies, 
peacocks and even Batman for 
the Student Association 
Valentine's masquerade ban- 
quet on Sunday, Feb. 12. 

"It was surprising and cre- 
ative," said Tina Gemora, a 
sophomore nursing major. "I 
like a party where you don't 
know what everyone is going 
to look like." 

The event was held down- 
town at the Chattanoogan 

Nixon, new 

Less than one week after 
being interviewed, John 
Nixon accepted the call to be 
the new senior pastor at the 
CoUegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church. 

Nixon, who was inter- 
viewed Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006' 
by the church's search com- 
mittee, pastoral staff and 
church board, accepted the 
position Friday, Feb. 10, 
2006, according to the 
CoUegedale church Web site. 
Nixon based his speedy deci- 
sion on a process he and his 
wife have adopted. 

"■We prayed more mtently 
three times a day, read scrip^ 
ture and sought counsel from 
godly friends." 

hotel. Tickets cost $26, which 
was $6 more than last year. 
Despite the increase in cost, 
425 attended the banquet this 
year, said SA Social Vice 
President Melissa Sanchez. 

Although SA provided com- 
plementary masks at the front 
door, many students pur- 
chased masks online, at cos- 
tume shops or made them. A 
few students even painted and 
jeweled their faces. 

"I think it's cool because it 
shows the other side of a per- 
son's personality," said Jen 

Bigham, a sophomore social 
work major. "Your mask kind 
of shows who you are." 

The menu for the evening 
included Italian food served 
buffet stj'le mth items such as 
ravioli, polenta and sauteed 
vegetables. Students agreed 
the food was delicious but did 
not enjoy waiting in long lines 
for second servings. The food 
temporarily ran out half-way 
through the meal, and h took a 
while for more food to arrive. 
Some students did not get 

"I paid $26, and I didn't get 
my cheesecake," said Jonice 
Cometa, a junior nursing 

Seth Gillham, SA president 
said SA felt bad about the 
problem, but they did not have 
much control over it. 

"We basically paid the 
Chattanoogan hotel based on 
how many people bought tick- 
ets, and they were supposed to 
provide for that many people, 
and they ran out," Gillham 

See Banquet Pg .5 

senior pastor at CoUegedale church 

Nixon said he used the 
same process sometime earli- 
er when he turned dmvn an 
offer to pastor in the Southern 
California Conference, but 

knc, . 0-- 

place God wanted him to De. 

"We were convicted to 
accept the position, and we 
acted on it," he said. 

Ed Wright, president ot the 
Georgia Cumberland 

Conference, supports Nixon s 


"I believe God was leading 
Nbton to CoUegedale," he said. ^^»-^ 

Nixon graduated from pastor John Nixon 
Oakwood College in 
Huntsville, Ala ™*^^ache- ^^,^^ ^^^ ^.^^ 


American Division and is the 
former vice president of the 
Southern California 

Conference, according to the 
North American Division of 
Seventh-day Adventists Web 

Dwight Herod, senior inter- 
im pastor at the CoUegedale 
church, believes Nbion's char- 
acteristics and attributes can 
benefit the church. Southern 
Adventist University and the 

"After the interview I felt 
that this was God's man for 
this time," Herod said. 

Herod added that the 
church is looking for a godly 
individual, a good communi- 
cator and a leader that can 
See Pastor Pg. 2 


lead the congregation in 
fuffilling its purpose and mis- 

"I tliink Nixon has those 
strengths and more," Herod 
said. , 

Wright agrees and said ne 
has confidence in Nixon's 

"I really believe he is well 
qualified and gifted," Wright 
said. 'His personality and , 
temperament are well-suited 
for the CoUegedale congrega- 
tion. What I know^ about 
Nixon elicits my trust." 

NbLon said he wants, with 
the help of the pastoral staff, 
to continue to direct 
CoUegedale in its current 
direction, while formulating a 
vision and plan for the future 
of the entire community 
based on the mission of the 

Sharon Michaels, a sopho- 
more elementary education 
major, said Nixon would be a 
great asset to the CoUegedale 
church and community. 

"Nixon has a special way of 
preaching that will enlighten 
the listener to look at different 
points of views," she said. "1 
can't wait to hear him speak." 
Nixon hopes to know 
when he will make his transi- 
tion from Oakwood to 
CoUegedale by next Monday, 
He replaces Tony AnobUe, 
who resigned from tlie senior 
pastor position in January 
2005. Herod said Nixon 
appointment givt 

CoUegedale church a total of 
eight pastors. 

Melissa Mentz 


Joel Himkewicz, former 
United States Marine, went 
before the Naval Oemency and 
Parole Board in Washington, 
DC on Feb. 8 to appeal his 
charge for refusing to bear arms. 

Himkewicz, who is now a 
Southern student, served tjme 

in military P"™" """ 
became a Seventh-day Adventist 

and a non-combatant while in 
the Marines. Himkewicz was 
convicted at general courts-mar- 
shal and given seven months 
confinement, including the loss 
of aU pay and aUowances, and 
also received a bad conduct dis- 
charge. This discharge was 
upgraded last Wednesday to a 
"general discharge" in a 3-2 
vote. Klimkewira said there is 
less than a two percent margm 
the boards grant reUef 

'It just seems hkeeverythmg 

dM ar. upgraded discharge from the U.S. 

""7,7. ^.r,U in there" go to the Navy and Marine 
^^:^ZX^ UcourtofA^.0^^ 
"-Ti'eSltwhtchismuch con.c.onovertunted 

the day he walked 
recruiter's office and called his 
parents from the road. After 
joining, he met a Seventh-day 
Adventist chaplain on a ship and 
began studying the Bible. He 
was baptized and eventually 
became a non-combatant. Later 
during his time in military 
prison, Klimkewicz gave Bible 
studies to inmates and said he 
now feels called to chaplaincy. 

In an article about 
Klimkewicz posted on the 
Adventist News Network Web 
site, Mark Kellner, assistant 
director for news, said the 
Seventh-day Adventist Church 
advocates nonviolence and 
peaceful solutions to conflicts. 

Klimkewicz said he agrees 

with the church's position, but 

^jmT&y to ^get the the decision should be left up to 

e difficult to do, he said, is to 

Klimkewicz said he never 

the personal conscience. 
See Discharge 

Seniors to march only at commencement 

Chelsea Ingush 

C0-NEW9 Editor 

Seniors wiU now march only 
at commencement on Sunday 
during graduation weekend. 
This will give students the 
option to sit with family and 
friends during Friday night's 
consecration and Saturday 
morning's baccalaureate. 

"I'm happy about it, I always 
thought tliat marching for all 
three events was a little exces- 
sive," said Emily McArthur, 
senior class president and an 

English, history and interna- 
tional studies-German major. 
Academic administration 
sent out a survey via e-maU 
before Thanksgiving to stu- 
dents who are planning to 
graduate in May or December. 
The survey asked students 
which events they would prefer 
to march and wear regalia at, 
aUowing them to choose all 
that apply and givmg them a 
comment slot, said Katie 
pLmb, associate vice president 
of academic administration. 
Out of around 500 

students that received the 
survey, 252 responded, with 
the majority voting to march at 
commencement. Lamb said. 
Sixty-eight also sent com- 

"I was intrigued by the num- 
ber of students who wrote com- 
ments supporting the idea of 
marching on Sunday, because 
to them Friday and Saturday 
services were about worship 
instead of them," said Steve 
Pawluk, senior vice president 
of academic administration. 
Academic administration 

voted to change the policy, and 
a letter containing instruction 
and general information for 
graduarion weekend mU be 
sent to seniors within the next 
few days,-IJamb said; "''"' ' 
"When the seniors get those 
letters, they need to read them 
so they can know what to plan 
for," Lamb said. 

Seniors now have the 
responsibUity of ordenng their 
own regalia and announee- 
ments, Pawluk said. March 1, 
2006, is the deadline to get 
orders i 

Out ot around 500 or more /«-auci...^. « 1, 1 a 

CoUegedale Wal-Mart seeks beerloophoie 

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The struggle in CoUegedale 
to keep alcohol out faces a 
new challenge as the city 
appears ready to grant its first 
beer permit to the proposed 
Wal-Mart on Little Debbie 
Parkway. The Wal-Mart has 
the potential to generate 
increased sales tax revenue, 
city officials said, but would 
still need to file for a city per- 
mit to sell packaged beer on 
the property. 

"It certainly is possible with 
this ordinance that Wal-Mart 
will be able to apply for a city 
beer permit," said Erin 
Reynolds, city recorder for 

Construction equipment sits on the location °^^^*^^e Parkway 
structed Wal-Mart Super Center located on UtUe ue 
I Ooltewah. 

In 2004, the 
amended the municipal code 
to allow beer sales on proper- 
t>' adjacent to the Race Way 
gas station on Lee Highway. 

Currently, the city allows 
only two establishments to 

and Lee Highway m uoiiewan. ,, 

sell packaged beer, the Race owners the "Sf^^ j proper^' 

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The Southern Accent 3 

Library showcases graduate photojournalist's work 

The McKee Library is 
displayiag Southern graduate 
Mui Janetzko's photos from 
w internship at the 
Chattanooga Times Free Press. 
The 15 8x10 color photos, 
taien during her 8-month 
iBtemship, can be found on the 
Ubrary-s second floor 

"It's land of speaal that we 
can have this display here," said 
Frank DiMemmo, chair of the 
hhrary's public relations com- 
mittee. "She is a talented pho- 

DiMemmo is not the only 
one who thinks well of 
Janetzko's work. 

"They are very impressive," 
said Lome Schrader, a sopho- 
more family studies major. "I 
didn't know there were such tal- 
ented photographers here at 

Janetzko graduated from 
Southern in May 2005 with 


Janetzko has photographed 
everywhere from Ringgold, Ga., 
to Paris, France. During her 
internship, Janetzko said she 
was given front-page assign- 
ments and was treated Hke a fel- 
low staff member. 

Janetzko said she loved "con- 
necting with people and being 
able to tell their stoiy through 

The 23-year-Qld Nashville 
native married Justin Janetzko 
last year. The couple now lives 
in .^Ktpka, Fla. where she is a 
free-lance photographer, and he 
is an assistant dean and religion 
teacher at Forest Lake 

DiMemmo hopes to coordi- 
nate other displa>^ to showcase 
Photo contributwi talented artists from schools 
Media librarian Frank DiMemmo ai^jnsts one ofthe 14 photographs by Jacqai Janetzko that we^^ and departments across cam- 

play this week in McKee library. pUS. 

He said, "It's a great way to 

and an emphasis in photogra- adjunct professor Billy Weeks, Weeks allowed her to shadow encourage students and to show 

phy director of photography and photojoumahsts at the newspa- their talents to so many people 

As a student in the advanced graphics at the Chattanooga per and eventually encouraged who would 

; it other- 

degree in mass communication photography class, she met Times Free Press. 

her to apply for an internship. 

New concentration in School of Computing: embedded systems 

students in Southern's 
School of Computing are 
learning how it is possible to 
create a tiny computer and 
insert it into something as 
small as a cellular phone. 

The department recently 
added a concentration of 
embedded systems into the 
1 curriculum. 

Tyson Hall, professor of 
I embedded systems in the 
1 School of Computing, 
embedded sys- 
1 tiny computer that 

programmed to perform a 
dedicated task. Some items 
that have embedded systems 
are cars, cellular phones, digi- 
tal cameras and clocks, PDA's, 
microwaves and even IV 

Students in the field have 
the opportunity to design 
their own hardware for 
processors and create robots. 
Hall is currently working on a 
train set so students can build 
a hardware controller for it. 

"It's definitely a growing 
field," Hall said. 

The concentration was 

added last semester and is 
expected to grow quickly, 
especially after receiving 

«lt's definitely a 

growing field." 


$125,000 in donations. 

"With the embedded sys- 
tems, we get Dr. Hall. He is 
young, exciting and very 
smart. He's a great addition," 

said Darlene Williams, 
administrative assistant in the 
School of Computing. 

James Johnston, a senior 
computer science major with 
a concentration in embedded 
systems, took a computer 
architecture class last semes- 
ter from Hall. 

"I liked the class quite a bit 
and thought the embedded 
systems part was fun," 
Johnston said. 

This past Christmas, 
Johnston developed a com- 
puter-controlled display of 
Christmas lights for the open 

house using the knowledge he 
gained from embedded sys- 
tems courses. 

As for the facihties, a new 
lab is in the process of being 
completed. The completion of 
the lab is expected by the end 
of this semester. Hall said it 
will be a first-class lab, equal 
to or better than any lab at the 
University of Tennessee 
Knoxville, Georgia Tech., 
Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology or even Stanford. 

Hall said, "Good things are 

;;^;;o;etire from themusicdg^rtntent after almostS^^^^^^^^ 

Oksana Zaverukka 

Bruce Ashton, a professor in 
the School of Music, is retiring 
^er almost 30 years at 

It's hard to imagine life with- 
l«l him in this building," said 
IScott Ball, dean of the School of 
■Music. "I'm sorry that he is retir- 
■uig, but I do not begrudge him 
i'Mthis opportunity." 
I Ashton, 64, a doctor of music 
|°"s. has taught piano, music 
^Wty and music history at 
'«ttthem since 1968. In addi- 
s also a composer and 
1 arranger. He and his wife 
'. "^' a professional painter, 
'e three children who went to 
g™^rn, and five grandchd- 

It was pretty much what I 

expected to do with my life," 
Ashton said about his 30 years at 
Southern. "But if I had no 
restrictions. I would want to be a 
professional accompanist. I love 

Laurie Redmer Mmner, con- 
ductor of the Southern 
Symphony Orchestra, jomed the 
university in 2000 and has 
worked widi Ashton as piano 
soloist with die orchestra three 
tunes. Minner said she has gone 
to Ashton for advice on selec- 
tions. T, J o 

"Every time I have had a 
question about [the] appropri- 
ateness of a certain pie.^ for the 
orchestra to play iu church I 
have gone to hhn for advice 
Minner said. "His advice is 
always somid and Chnst-cen- 

of Music 

"For him, ^ - r 

musician and brilliant artist, 
nodiing is higher tfian repre- 
senting God," Penner said 

Students said they know 
Ashton as a very patient teacher. 

"He is exceptionally knowl- 
edgeable and has tremendous 
patience," said Wesley 
Villanueva, a junior music 
major. , . 

Ashton's retirement will give 
him an opportunity to concen- 
trate on composition and 
arrangement, family and his 
hobby -wild flower photogra- 

u. t,« ^ "i hope to write some bigger 

A contribution Ashton has ^ J^.^^ ^rid contiibute into 

made to the department ^ te ^^ ^^.^,, ^^ ^^^ ., 

godly example ma^are^ of ta ^^ ^^ ,b„„. „chestia 

SrprXsortL^sS airangement^ere.aneedfor 

church-oriented reper- 

The largest percent of his 
compositions have been choh 
music. He did 40 arrangements 
for clarinet and vioHn and 
enjoyed Uie challenge of writing 
for tiie request of two Soudiem 
students. Two of his pieces were 
given an honorable mention at 
the Original Art Song competi- 
tion in faU 2004. He composed 
about a dozen Christinas pieces, 
half of which have been per- 
formed. One of his songs, called 
"By Christ Redeemed," is #402 
in die church hymnal, #402- 

Minner said she cannot imag- 
ine a better colleague. 

"His grace, humor, humility, 
extreme competence and pro- 
fessionalism will be sorely 

' ^ CECruALuCK -^^f^r;erf:™ersof the 

5a!3LWHS ', TV,p Lovell sisters, 

The LoveU sisters, with BUI ^^''"'lJ)lJ^\o, Megan, 
McCallie and the InCahoot i—i^r^Js. sang songs 
Band, performed Sunday lo, jj^^^ 0^ 

evening in A':';'=™=" ^t Su "Tnd "Please Search 
Auditorium for the class, al Ove You ^^^^.^ ^.^^^ 

,0.5 WSMC Cowhoy Juhdee y°-'J'f^^,^ band, which 
Production benefit concert. ^'""" of 2005, also 

McCallie and the InCahoote b^S^" f ™/ NaU and Brad 
lead the concert in a 25-n-mute •"«« J^J.^p „,,ieians. 
segmentwithsongsl,ke,"Corae F^^^^^ "^^^i, ^.^rs were 
on Down the Mountam Katie J^' ^ ,„^ of energy, 

Daily," fi,"G^-' tfbe n St vSs and they put a great 
the Sky.- The band has been "8" „aditional blue- 

together for about t3 years. "^^3'ruic,-saidArlenByrd.a 

, ^S tce'fo 'thVcol SSorinternational discipli. 
Sl« pr^gr^^ach Sunda^ nary global comn,,on. 

„n WSMC, Southern's on-cam- 
pus radio station. 

"I felt like they were very 
friendly. It seemed like tradi- 
tional bluegrass, and they had ■ 

practical theology major, 
really enjoyed the concert, and 
I'd definitely come again at any 
chance I had." 

David Brooks, manager ot 

tional bluegrass, and they naa a ^ ^^^ ^^^^^^ 

''"at bringing us into their fature even. >f possible 

^^^^^^vNaB Rebecca LoveU, Jessica LoveU and Mega= LoveU perform during a live 

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c;niithern Cat Advocates Team begins new program 

bOUtneill ^^ClL /-VVAVV7V. .he ,„iversit/s advancement colony, Biegel said but tb 

.^j .„j i.„Vomia. de-worm and the umveraiiy » 1" t„.„jo»^n„ 1= set f the univer 

Tommy Amdekson 

A volunteer group has 
trapped 10 stray cats on cam- 
pus and placed them in new 
homes. The group is Southern 
Cats Advocates Team, or 

Sally Jewell, a parent volun- 
teer, and her daughter Emily, a 
Tliatcher South resident, saw 
the need for helping stray cats 
on campus. Initially, five to six 
cats were reported tearing up 
the crawlspace in the Georgia 
State-side apartments. Othci 

strays were reported around 
Tliatcher South. 

With permission from the 
university, S.C.A.T. has imple- 
mented a trap-neuter-return 
program. Community volun- 
teers Bill and Vicki Demerse 
use safe trapping methods for 
tlie cats and then take them to a 
local veterinarian for treat- 

Brian Dickinson, D.V.M, 
with Animal Medical 
Professionals of Ooltewah 
charges a $75 fee to spay or 
neuter each cat, test for HIV 

and leukemia, de-worm and 
provide necessary shots like 

Dickinson said untamed ani- 
mals can prey on wild bird and 
animal populations. They also 
may carry disease and rabies. 
The veterinarian said students 
must be careful when handling 
wild cats. 

All 10 animals trapped so far 
have been treated and placed 
with off-campus pet owners, 
said Joy Biegel, coordinator of 
the S.C.A.T. project and 
major gifts/volunteer liason 

the university's advancement 

"I am very excited about this 
project," said Brandon Wright, 
a freshman social work major 
who is volunteering to help 
with the program. 

S.C.A,T. may create a feral 
cat colony on campus, similar 
to what other college campuses 
have done. Once established, a 
colony of spayed or neutered 
cats can actually repel more 
cats from living on campus. 
Southern currently does not 
plans for a stray cat 

colony, Biegel said, but the 
foundation is set if the univer- 
sity has more problems with 
strays. , 

In the meantime, Biegel saia 
students should not feed the 
cats. , 

"It will be a detriment to the 
situation," she said. "Let us 
know if you see a stray cat 01 
know of one. We will make sure 
it is properly taken care of 

Students can call Biegel at 
236-2839 or Yisit w^«.scat- 

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School of Music presents a series of concerts for the month of February 

. ^-^^«» ... . . ., r... .'T..i,;^v students will enjo) 

This weekend. Southern 
students can attend three con- 
certs presented by the School 
of Music. 

Saturday, Feb. i8, the Bel 
Canto women's chorus will be 
performing for evensong at 6 
p.m. in the CoUegedale 
church. Following evensong at 
8 p.m. in Ackerman 
Auditorium, a pops concert 
will take place. 

The weekend concerts con- 
fe tinue Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7"-30 
^ p.m. in the CoUegedale church 
with the symphony orchestra 
concerto conducted by Laurie 
Redmer Minner, which is 
double convocation credit. 

Gennevieve Brown-Kibble, 
director of Southern's choral 
activities, will be leading the 
group of 45 women during the 
Bel Canto performance on 

"It has been designated as a 
mother/ daughter weekend, so 
the Bel Canto women's chorus 
will be presenting several 
songs plus readings that focus 
on this," Bro\vn-KJbble said. 

The concert coincides with 
the upcoming mother/daugh- 
ter brunch and pays special 
tribute to the mothers who are 

The pops concert foUo\ving 

evensong will feature the Die 
Meistersinger men's chorus, 
the jazz ensemble and the 
wind symphony. 

"By using the term 'pops,' 
we are suggesting that this is a 
concert that has a lighter 
repertoire, more for enter- 
tainment, and therefore very 
accessible to the general pub- 
he," Bro\™-Kibble said. 

Ken Parsons, associate pro- 
fessor of music, will be direct- 
ing the jazz ensemble and the 
wind s>Tnphony in a combina- 
tion of jazz songs and newer 
American tunes. 

"This will be fun for a wide 
audience because of the vari- 
et>' of up-beat, recognizable 
tunes," Parsons said. 

The 32 male singers of Die 
Meistersinger will be per- 
forming a mixture of classic, 
folk and light humorous selec- 
tions directed by Brown- 

'I think students will enjoy 
the upbeat and unique,""'^. 

hpr-? we are singing, ^''' 
bers we d freshman 

Cameron Starn, a "^ f 
nursing major and member ot 

Die Meistersinger 

The symphony orci ^^^^ 
concert on Sunday ^'f^ .^^, 
feature thefourwinnerso^^^ 
Fall Symphony _Or.!i_^^._^_ 
Concerto competition, ^^ 
Academy senior, ,^, 

Lora Liu, a December gr 
ate with a Rouble mapr^,, 
music and biophysic,P^i, 
major; and pianist ^oy^^^^^^ 

-^P^Tb^^h college i« 
major at Bryan 
Dayton, Tenn. tpavari- 

"There is going to OT^.^„et 
ety of great rn«^'^',, free 
said. "Plus its a "^w 
date for students. 

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The Southern Accent 5 

SA Valentine's 
Banquet 2006 

-Photos By Matt Barclay 


Continued from Pg. 1 

said. "It was probably because they weren't accounting for 
starving, hungry college students." 

After the meal, guests were entertained by comedian Matt 
Jernigan and heard his parodies of popular songs, such as 
"Can I Get You a Mocha?" Jernigan's rewritten version of a 
Ricky Martin song. 

Sanchez said she thought the banquet went well. 

"The response in creativity regarding the masks was amaz- 


continued from Pg. 2 

To date, Collegedale has 
not granted a new retail 
establishment a beer permit, 
according to city records. 
Keeping alcohol out of 
Collegedale has been an 
ongoing endeavor by some 
citizens. During the 2003 
elections, several community 
residents strongly expressed 
their desire to keep 
Collegedale alcohol free. 

"I would vote against it 
hands-down if we could keep 
liquor out of Collegedale," 
Dolly Fillman said. One of 
Fillman's tv^n daughters, 
Katie, was struck and killed 
by a drunk driver 15 years 


continued from Pg. 2 

"I don't believe everyone is 
called not to bear arms," he 
said. "I'm called to be a min- 
ister to the gospel, but some 
people have to bear arms." 

Wayne Long, a friend of 
Khmkewicz and a sophomore 
theology major, said 
Klimkewicz is a testimony of 
what Christian's should be 
like while going through tri- 

"He's such a solid man of 
faith," Long said. "He never 

While awaiting word from 
his lawyer on the next step in 
overturning the conviction, 
Klimkewicz said he and his 
wife are keeping busy with 
their four-year-old and new- 
He said, "I feel God is 
working things out." 


In last week's Accent, it 

was said in an article 

that Kliml(ewicz began 

experimenting with 

drugs after he joined 

the Marines. 

Klinnl<ewicz said he did 

not experiment with 


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Out on the Town: Events in Chattanooga 

"The Squid and the Whale" (independent film series); 

showing Feb. 16; the Bijou Theatre; visit 

http;// to find show times and ticket 


"The 'Gospel'" (with a special introduction by the pro- 
ducer); Feb. 16; 7:30 p.m.; Tivoli Theatre; $3 at the 

Looking for Comedy in the Mushm World" (independ- 
ent film series); showing Feb. 17-23; the Bijou Theatre; 
visit http;// to find show times and 
ticket prices 

Casting Crovms in concert (with Nichole Nordeman, 

Tony Nolan & Josh Bates); Feb. 18; 7 p.m.; Memorial 

Auditorium; $20.30-$38.50; cah Memorial Auditorium 

box office or visit 

Symphony Series: Mozart Masterpieces (Chattanooga 

Symphony & Opera); Feb. 23; 8 p.m.; Tivoli Theater; 

$23+ ($15 for student rush tickets); visit 

Paradise Now" (independent film series); showing Feb. 

24-March 2; the Bijou Theatre; visit to find show times and ticket 


Local flair: Events on Campus 

Pops concert; Feb. 18; 8 p.m.; Ackerman Auditorium 

Orchestra concert; Feb. 19; 7:30 p.m.; Collegedale 
church; double convocation credit given 

Ama Manu 

Eddie Cornejo 

Anthony Bussey 

"Why are 

Faith Aguirre 

Warren Miller ski movie; Feb. 25; 8 p.i 

.; lies P.E. 


February 16, 2006 

The Southern Accent 9 

Religion Editor 



Learning to be a missionary right here 

me back to the United States. 
The paper was heart shaped, 
with flowers drawn from pur- 
ple crayon and her name writ- 
ten on the back. She looked up 
at me and I smiled, feeUng 
like I was going to cry. I 
picked her up and gave her a 
big hug. She wrapped her lit- 
tle arms around my neck and 
said "te quiero mucho" in my 

Her name was Karen, and 
she lived in a little Adventist 
1 Mexico. Even 
only there for a 
ior year of high 
school, Karen took a liking to 
me. She clung to me all week 
long, and when it was play 
time, I was the one she came 
to. Karen was only seven years 

though I V 
week my : 

r thou^t 
lut being a student : 
ionary? \Vhy or why not? 

|l think becoming a student 
issionai)' was one of the main 
1 chose to come to 
louthera. I feel now that I'm 
D much of a rush to do 
fcbat I want to do it eventual- 
pwant to be a teacher, and I 
fould like to teach around the 

-Beck>' Joseph 

What worship is all about 

old. I never knew what had 
happened to her parents. But 
I do know that the week I 
spent there made a difference 
in her life. 

Christians have beUeved in 
missions since Jesus instruct- 
ed his disciples to tell the 
world the good, news about 
salvation. There are now 
Adventist missionaries in just 
over 200 of the 271 countries 
and territories of the world. 
Many of us have already been 
part of that number while on 
short-term mission trips for 
school or church groups. 
Others have spent months or 
years away as student mis- 
sionaries, while still others 
grew up in foreign countries 
■ ■ kids. 

Jason Vanderlaan 

Guest Contributor 

can't have this pap^r to get 
credit for vespers tonight." 
One Friday evening, Moses Moses laughed. "Oh, is 
and Elijah decided to come that all it is for?" He laughed 
down from heaven and visit again. "I don't need credit to 
the campus of Southern worship. My credit is with 
Adventist University for ves- God already." 
pers. On their way down, "Mr. Moses, I must say I'm 
they ran into an angel return- worried about that attitude of 
ing from the earth. He asked yours. It isn't very respect- 
to speak to Elijah for 

This week has been mis- 
ions week here at Southern, 

Missionaries can 

be right here, right 


and I've been thinking about 
missions. I'm planning on 
being a student missionary 
next year, and I'm so excited 
about it. 

But the most awesome 
thing about missions is that I 
don't have to wait until next 
year to be a part of them. 

Missionaries can be right 
here, right now. I realize this 
is not new information. I've 
heard it all my life. In Sabbath 
School as a child, I remember 
my teacher telling me that I 
could be a missionary to my 
neighbors and that I didn't 
have to go to Africa or some 
other foreign country. But 
how often do I actually think 

about that? I've spent the last 
few months imagining myself 
overseas as a student mission- 
ary, thinking I will remember 
my purpose tliere every day. 
But here? Like anyone, I get 
bogged down with the stresses 
of life. I become frustrated 
\vith my friends, I argue with 
my parents, I judge people I 
don't know, I complain about 
my life. I sure don't always act 
like a missionary, and most of 
the time I don't even remem- 
ber that I am one. 

But the truth is, that's 
exactly what I am. The earth is 
a foreign country to 
Christians, while heaven is 
our true home. We're just in 

I have good 
Karen, that little girl I became 
close to in just one week. Yet I 
have more than one week left 
here at Southern, and I 
believe I can make a differ- 
ence in the time I do have. I'm 
not going to let that opportu- 
nity pass me by. Will you? 

e \vhat hte is like 
avhere in tlie world. Also to 
a humbling experience^ 
Ibe thankful I was bom i 

-Christopher Walker 

b going to be one. I just feel 
Ithere's a lot of people out 
i to know Jesus 
|I think tliat's one way I car 

g to gi\'e at least a year 
furself to service." ' 

-Melissa Morauske 

loing taskforce. I 
IJ to bt make a difference in 
j Hves, to help them know 
' ewayldo.rmstudving 
Iso I can know God more, 
levant to take a break to 
|tice what I've been study- 

-Desmond Suarez n 

_ - a student mission- 
l^nd see what happened. 1 
P^ to reach out. We have 
j^^^^y^ff in college, and 
r' feel like I had the time 
£^7"^ like I wanted to 
1^ '0 leam about God 

-Kristi Weis 

moment, so Moses went 

Moses whistled 
to himself, think- 
ing of how won- 
derful it would be 
to worship with 
the people of God. 
He arrived at 
Southern and 
entered the 

church. Before 
entering the sanc- 
tuary, Moses 

Before Moses could 

ispond, Elijah ran up from 


"Hey Elijah, 

maybe you can 

help me figure out 

what this guy is 

... talking about." 

ship. My credit j^^^^, both 

turned back to the 

don't need 
credit to wor- 

ts with God 

RA, who was look- 
ing down at his 

"I'm sorry gen- 

ruary, iviusca it.v , 1, + ;* 

erently removed his sandals tlemen, but it 

in preparation for being in the 
presence of God. 

With a smile on his face, 
Moses straightened out his 
robe and was about to enter 
the sanctuary when he was 
confronted by an RA. 

"Excuse me, sir, but you 
can't have an attendance 
card. You aren't wearing a tie 
and it is required that you 
wear shoes as well." 

Moses looked confused. 
"Um, I'm not sure what you re 
talking about." 

-Look, you can't have this 
paper unless you're i 
dress. And you, Mj 
What is your name? 


•■Well, Mr. Moses, you are 
not in proper dress and so you 

neither of you can have an 
attendance card. Please try to 
be more punctual next time." 

Both Moses and Elijah 
stood dumbfounded as the RA 
walked away. After a few 
moments, Elijah put his hand 
on Moses' shoulder and said, 
"Come on, Moses, let's go 
somewhere where our wor- 
ship will be less trouble- 
some." , 

They turned around ano 
headed outside, picking up 
Moses' sandals on the way. 

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friend, leaned over, and whis- 
pered "You know, some peo- 
ple just don't understand 
what worship is all about. Its 
sad, really." 


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Collegedale Spanish-American 
Hamilton Community 

9:00 & 11:30 a.m. 

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

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wsh they hadn't uttered that 
question to you 
Variation one 

knows, you might end up having 
a good and worthwhile conver- 
sation with them! 

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petulant. This option is the one 
most singles love to use. Ifs def- 
initely not the nicest, but many 
attest to it being the most grati- 
fjdng when leaving the table. 
Some of the responses from this 

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something to Uve for. She seems 
so happy when trying to figure 
out who she can set me up with 

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oh-so-redundant question from I 
people like your 

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most guys, is the sBghtly crude 

Letter to the editor 

Rodney VOELKER currently being constructed on 

qm^nCmnunrm j^.^^j^ Debbie Parkway. 

"New minimum to begin Southern knows that most stu^ 

next fall" (February 2) did a dents who purchase food off 

explaining the new campus do it from the Wal- 

Entitlement people 

Lynn Taylor 

QpimoH Epttob 

campus dining system to take Mart at Hamilton Phce. 
effect next fall, but it made me . jSoi i tllfm ^ff,S this new Wa l- 
wonder why Southern would Mart as a threat to them and 
want to increase the food mini- also to the Village Market, 
mum by over 52 percent next Southern knows that students 
year Yes, food here on campus will be inclined to go to the new 
is expensive, and many stu- Wal-Mart more often due to 
dents go over their minimums the much shorter distance, 
anyway. However, there are Southern figures that by 
many other students who find increasing the mmunum, stu 
it a challenge to meet their dents will be forced to spend 
minimums because they don't more on campus, and thus, 
like the food here on campus, fewer students will shop at 
so they usually purchase their Wal-Mart. On top of that, 
food ft-om supermarkets such Southern can keep the Village 
as Bi-Lo or Wal-Mart. Many Market in business by giving 
students who do reach their students an allowance to shop 

shop at supermar 
kets as well because they are 
essentially saving money as 
compared to getting ripped off 
by die cafeteria/KR's/CK. 

there. This can increase sales at 
the Village Market by up 
$300,000 per semester or e 
more (estimate of $200 x 1,500 
dorm students) from student 

The new plan for next year customers alone. When 
sounds good on paper. Many Southern raises the mil 
people won't have to worry it doesn't benefit the students 
about going over their mini- at all. The only one who bene- 
mums, and on top of that, they fits from this plan is Southern 
have the option of a $200-per- The increase in the minimum 
semester spending budget at and the Village Market 
the Village Market. So why is "allowance" is NOT free 
Southern doing this? Wliy are money! 

they insisting on increasing the Southern is a greedy 

m by an abnormal rate school, but 1 have to give them 
52 percent? I believe credit for being able to avoid 
the reason Southern is doing the wrath of Wal-Mart. Even 
this is because diey want to Fortune 500 companies aren't 
avoid competition next year able to do that. GREAT JOB 
with die new Wal-Mart diat is SOUTHERN! 

I've been noticmg somethmg 
while shoppmg recently, people 
seem to think diey're entided 
to everything. One woman 
seemed to think that since she 
brought her Idd to die theater, 
it was OK for the youngling to 
scream through the entire 
The particular flick in 
question was a PG-13 movie 
about a centuries-long war. Not 
[actiy the kind of material to 
ibject your young child to. 
Anodier item on the list is 
something many people do 
because they think it's funny, 
pet peeve, so it must 
annoy the cashiers or salespeo- 
ple even more. "This doesn't 
have a price on it, it must be 
free!" (bar bar bar). Or a varia- 
a theme: "This was on 
the 80% off bin, so I want it for 
that price." Does it say that on 
the tag? As far as I'm con- 
cerned, the price on the tag is 
the only one that matters. If it 
seems too good to be true, it 
probably is. 

Another point that 
Enlightenment Person tries to 
pull is returning something 
because they "didn't like it." 
OK, but that's not a valid rea- 
son to try and return some- 
thing, especially a food item. If 
you don't hke your jeans, sure, 
return tliem and move on. But 

wifh it? Put it in the freezer on 
the off chance that someone 
will come and ask for half of 
what you ordered? No, it's 
going to go into the trash. 

Also, if you want a registiy, 
know the name of person 
whose registry you're looking 
for. There are millions upon 
millions of Jennifers in the 
worid, and, crazy as it sounds, 
some of your name-sharers 
have also registered at Big 
Huge China, Towels and 
Pillows Store. Yes, it's amazing 
that someone else in 
Chattanooga would have your 
same first name and wedding 
date. June weddings are corn- 

Modern Languages 
Department Writing Contest I 

The Modem Languages 
Department and Alpha Mn 
Gamma, the National CoDegiate | 
Foreign Langoage Honor 
Society, are sponsoring the 
Modem Languages 2006 
Writing Contest. 

Sonthem Adventist University I 

students may submit anessayanj 

the topic: Languages: Brid^F 

toCommumcatioD.Studeiib L 


than their nafvelan^^P 

Students may write in W 

German, Italian, Spanid.. i 

Rnssian or Enghsh- 
Students should type ftj^ 
essay. MshouldbeS^" 
essays must be «.^"^^;;^ I 
o entry form and re«^ 

already half devoured? What 
do you think they're going to do 

Crowding behind me so 
close in line that I can tell you 
just had chicken parmigiana for 
dinner vrill not make the 
cashier move faster. I do not 
control how fast the cashier 
scans the items here at Big Big 
Discount Store. 

Another thing, please do not 
ask me for help. I do not work 
here, even though I'm wearing 
khakis and a red shirt. I do 
know where the DVDs are, even 
though I don't work here, but 
no, I don't know how much ' 
they are. Getting huffy at me 
and threatening to tell my man- 
ager will make me laugh in your 
face. He/she does not manage 
me, I do not work here. If you 
would open your ears and lis- 
ten, you would have heard that 
the first time. 

m entry loniio""---,^ 
Monday, March 13, at»« 

Tl.e first prize fortb^^;^,"! 
$300, and the second pn« | 


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should pick up an ™'g L 
from any Modern W.S^4, 
Department feculW^^^^^^ 

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IfyouarestudymBaW „„ 



Lorts Editor 


The Southern Accent ii 

Seniors win Rees Series Classic for third straight year 

;jESE Godwin 

Saturday night the seniors 
J the Rees Series with a tn- 
mph over the surprising fresh- 
• i by a score of 92-81. 

■Comins off an '™P"''=^'*''"' "'^°'^ 
r the juniors last Thursday, 

I lie freshmen \ 

; without two 

ingredients: Za* Livmgston 
\"^i Vladimir Dugue, who 
laltended a church basltetball 
Iwmament in Nashville. The 
Jieniois were without a major 
factor themselves with KC 
^yalebechi missing in action. 

Non-fans of baslcetball 
»OT tempted to leave the game 
•ly. After an airball by Edwin 
^rbina to commence, both 
[earns followed with three 
iiissed shots each, includmg a 
Hissed lay-up by freshman Andy 

Senior Eric Michaelis- 
Woodard stopped the bleeding 
mill a lay-up to put the first 
points on the board. Freshman ^ 

Eric Burch came back with a |^''[;^';,^^i^";„"woT'Tier™e>vV5TpLrt"of the Rees Series baskctbd^ 

tkee-pointer but had an awk- peb, ,1^ 2006. 

uard fall wliich visibly hindered , , . ^ ^i. •„■„„ Uonnn tn nnll nwav 

feperfonnanceforLrestof back and anote three-pomter crawl the. way back mtofte =™- ,^J- '".^VS 
(rolled ankle).. He 

Jlimited to mostly outside 
mpers and average defense. 
§His teammate Marc Saint-Louis 
1 up the slack with a put- 

the next two possessions and game thanks to Woodard's Gooch^ drained thee of four 

Le^WsBertus inside scoring and offensive from the Ime, and Urbma found 

rebounding by Scott Gooch. The Ryan Lucht and Rob Quigley for 

two teams traded points up until threes to put the semors on top 

the end of the first half when the for the half at 45-38. 

fellow big- 
swatted two straight shots on the 
other end. 

The seniors were able to 

In the second half, freshmen 
Burch and Johnson were the 
only two to score for their team 

(both hit threes) before they 
called timeout. By that time the 
seniors were up 60-47. Burch (15 
points), Johnson (g) and Willis 
Moore (8) were the only fresh- 
men to put up significant points 
in the second half, yet tlie sen- 
iors had no trouble getting sec- 
ond half production, especially 
from Lucht (13 points off the 

Unfortunately, Bertus and 
Johnson had to watch the sen- 
iors dismantle the freshmen 
from tlie bench after fouling out. 
Lucht (20 points total), Mario 
Broussard (9 second half points, 
15 total), Urbina (11 points 
total— 9 from free dirows, count- 
less assists) and Woodard (8 sec- 
ond half points, 17 total) did 
most of the damage to the fresh- 
man squad. And in a classic end- 
ing, Lucht missed botli of his last 
two free throws, only to get his 
o\yn reboupd;6v^r^our,taper 
freshmen and make a buzzer- 
beating lay-up. 

The seniors won their third 
straight Rees Series 

Championship. Well, there's 
always next year. 

1 up me Slack vfltn a put- ine semuis ^^^^ f"-^ -^ i 1 11 1 

1-SAU Basketball team Juniors defeat seniors in basketball classic 

[ The following list of players 
frnprises the All-SAU ist team: 
top five players in the intra- 

iGnard- Andy Johnson - 
yen the issue of a pure-shoot- 
1 score-at-will point guard 
nes to mind, Andy Johnson is 
f name associated with that 
's one of the leading 
f '«s this year, and he's 
[W lead Sack Lunch to a 6 
1 start ™th a big win over 
' «2 team, Nothing Special. 
'« scariest part... he's a ftesh- 
J» and a lefty. 

■'juard- Ryan Lucht - Don't 
^"B small stature fool you, 
"^ tie best man in the league 
year. He has a profound 
rj" '0 get to the bucket and 
p. although he is one of the 
"^t shooting guards in the 
'■ This powerful offensive 
J ™"Pled mth his defensive 
r'Bi^' makes hmi a primary 
r'Nottiing Special, 
f """"d- Chris Lafavive - 
TW)^i£,themain reason for 

Sack Lunch's success up to this 
poult. He has a heart fhafs so 
big Tm wondering how he's able 
to stay ahve. He smgle-handedly 
pulled Sack Lunch up by the 
boot straps and heat Nothmg 
Special fa a game of the week 
The defense and husde that he 
brings to every game makes me 
so jealous that Tm still trying to 
figure out a way to steal it fiom 

Forward- Adam Brown - 
What can Brown do for me, you 
ask' WeU, for starters he can 
drop seven three's on your head, 
or he can just be a leader that 
helps his team to a 6 and i 
record doing whatever it takes to 
win He's like Kobe with the 
abihty to pass to his teammates. 

Center- Justin Moore - At 
the start of the season there 
were some that felt he wouldn t 
be a strong force down low, but 
16.3 points a game later, he s 
quieting those critics. Hes 
showing that his game is sohd 
and he has the advantage ot 
beme a rarity at SAU. A man 
over 6'3-. He's a great opfon 
opposite Robert Qmgley.;- ^ 

Magdiel Lorenzo 

Sports Repokter 

On Saturday the junior girls 
beat the senior girls 55-36, win- 
ning the Reese Series women's 

The first half started with the 
seniors getting possession of the 
ball There was a lot of careless- 
ness with the ball. The lead 
alternated between both teams. 
The seniors started leadfag out, 
but the juniore quickly cauglit up 
and passed the seniors' score. 
Senior Loida FeUz, had a good 
first half, scoring the first two 
shots of the game. Junior KeUy 
Mittan also had a good first half, 
leading the juniors in soirmg. 
The first half ended with the 
score 18-23 on behalf of the jun- 

'"^At half time, Seth Gillham, SA 
president, came out to the court 
and played mini-games widi the 
crowd. The games included 
eveothing from three point 
shoot-outs to Hot Potato. The 
prizes ranged from candy to 
flowers for Valentine's Day. 
Thejuniors maintained theu- 
-lead throughout, the secondhalf. 

Li. Davie,, left, -^'^'^^^'^^^ZZZio'^'balv.,. The game 

r,. seniors P*d dieir game «--- f ^36 with Jhe^.u. 
up asthey tned to close thg^ Si^scorersofthe game were 

^^n^^uri^t^ irrser^ru 

-S:f-f:= =SfrLsomejoh,- 

triedtosurpassUiejunior s. Th J^^%^^_,, gang, aka JT. 

tension got to the people in he ^"j ^^j a fed- 

^'-*T„C»i*l^tn*d !^^:boutthegame.-l,waslots 

::7hard!hS'S-r„otahle of fiin. Tl- .un.ors wer 

,0 overcome the juniors pla>t 

onslaught. Theflnal-scor^9W<^ ,*"*: 

They had good atti- 



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yellow, crank set available. 
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Outgrown but not outworn. 
May fit a medium and above. 
Asking for $75. will take $50. 
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Clothing for sale. If interested, 
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Bed for sale. Bought in 
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moving out of town. Must sell 
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Fridge and microwave for 
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Infinity sound system with CD 
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Board selects 
media leaders 

The student media board 
voted Tuesday to appoint 
Megan Brauner as Accent edi- 
tor and Melanie Eddlemon as 
Strawberry Festival producer 
for the 2006-2007 school 

However, the search is still 
underway to find a Southern 
Memories editor and Joker 
editor. The board is also seek- 
ing an ad manager to sell 
advertising for all three publi- 
cations, according to a press 
release from Stephen Ruf, 
media board chair and associ- 
ate professor of journaUsm 
and communication. 

Brauner, junior print jour- 
nalism major, is currently 
managing editor for the stu- 
dent paper and has worked 
closely with current editor, 
Omar Bourne. 

"I want to keep addressing 
issues that are relevant to stu- 
dents on campus and con- 
stantly weigh Christian prin- 
ciples and journahstic ethics 
and find the ideal balance," 
Brauner said. 

Bourne, junior print jour- 
nalism major said he has had 
an entertaining experience as 
Accent editor this year. He 
said he especially faced chal- 
lenges to the reactions from 
the infamous benefriends 

Bourne said he knows 
Brauner is the best person for 
the editor position next year 
and recommends that she 
should have confidence in her 

"There will be days when 
people wiU criticize and insuh 
and try to make your job more 
difficuU," he said. "Despite all 
that, you'll have to remember 
you have this position for a 
reason and that's to inspire 

Michael Younkin, current 
Strawberry Festival producer 
also has advice for incoming 
2006-2007 producer, 

Eddlemon, junior pubhc rela- 
tions major. 

"Get started early, he said. 
"Don't let things get backed 
UD on you." 

Eddlemon said she knows 
producing the show is going 
to be a lot of work, but she IS 

Michael Hermann, winner of the 2006 SA presidential elections is congratulated by the current SA Executive 
Vice President Justin Moore and SA President Seth Gillham, minutes after receiving ^vo^d on his victory. 
Matthew Hermann, right. Southern's next executive vice president, stands in support of his twin brother. 

Brothers win elections 

Megan Brauner 
AND Omar Bourne 

; Editor and Editor 

Students elected Michael 
Hermann as the new student 
association president, 

Matthew Hermann as vice 
president and Kellen 
Deoliveira as social vice presi- 
dent for the 2006-2007 school 
year. . 

Michael Hermann said he 
was calm before receiving the 

"I wasn't nervous, I was just 
waiting," Hermann said. 

In his platform, Hermann 

included as goals the market- 
ing of Southern to students 
outside the Adventist commu- 
nity and drawing bright indi- 
viduals with an improved 
scholarship program. 

Vice President Matthew 
Hermann expressed his sup- 
port for his brother. 

"We are the twin towers," 
Matthew Hermann said, 
"except these towers aren't 
going to crumble." 

Future SA Vice President 
Matthew Hermann listed his 
goals as building trust between 
faculty and students, improv 

ing the scholarship system and 
diversifying the campus by 
attracting not only academy 
students but also public school 

"I'm getting started on stuff 
as soon as possible," Matthew 
Hermann said. "I want people 
to stop by my room and tell me 
what they want." 

Upcoming Social Vice 
President Kellen Deoliveira 
said she intends to add variety, 
originality and excitement to 
social events. 

See Elections Pg. 2 

in HIS t^iauuiiii, » 

Southern takes first^tepto wellness 

Rachel Hopkins 


Southern is one step closer to 
completing its plans for the well- 
ness center. In spite of the cold 
many students, alumm and 
friends of SouUiem came out to 
witness the ground-breaking 
ceremony on Monday, Feb. 20^ 

The wellness center is the 
bram child of Phil Garver, dear, 
of the School of Physical 
Education, Health and Wellness. 
The center is scheduled for com- 

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Voter turnout decreased 
by 27 percent from last year. 
In the previous year's elec- 
tion, a maximum of 904 stu- 
dents voted, compared to 657 
this year, according to official 
records from Student 


excited and wants student 

"I feel like Strawberry 
Festival needs to be somediing 
that truly encompasses the 
spirit of Southern," Eddlemon 

Ruf said tlie board is still 
reviewing applications for the 
Joker editor position. Students 
interested in applying for the 
Southern Memories editor 
position can pick up an applica- 
tion in the Student Services 

All five Student Association 
candidates explained their 
platforms and answered ques- 
tions at a lunchtime press 
conference in the dining hall 
on Tuesday, Feb. 21. 

Although candidates 

answered a number of sub- 
mitted questions, such as 
required worship attendance 
and Campus Safety's ticketing 
policy, students and candi- 
dates agreed the press confer- 
ence did little to change vot- 
ers' minds. 

"The press conference 
affirmed what I was thinking 
before," said Brittany Gimbel, 
a freshman nursing major 
who listened to the candidates 
as she ate lunch. 

Presidential candidate 
John Miller agreed. 

T think a few people may 

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From nght, Jon MUlcr, mi<."« , , answer questions at 

Kellcn Dcolivcira and Bherma TouMaint answer q 
SS/S press conference in the dnnng hall. 

Change their minds," he said^ ""^^^^^^p^^'^S'^^^ falge" Hall and spoke againB't 

"But the majority of students ^^»™« P™„ ^,^ ,^,h can- required worship attendance. 

have already made np their ■-;-txplaining his or her 

"'?^e press conference was qualifications and platform. 

- answered 
questions submitted by shi- 

When asked why students 
should vote for him, Miller 
pointed to his proposals, call- 
ing them "realistic and well 
researched," and his good 
relationships with university 

Opposing presidential can- 
didate Michael Hermann 
shared his previous experi- 
ence in politics and his acti\i- 
ties as an SA senator. Both 
Michael Hermann and Miller 
currently serve as senators, 

Executive vice president 
candidate Matthew Hermann, 
brother of Michael Hermann, 
promised to be active if elect- 
ed. He repeatedly spoke of his 
getting shower curtains for 

Both candidates for social 
See Questions Pg. 4 

Campus Ministries and WSMC to make CD 

^ ^ „ M...™„„„H able on campus. TO help reduce Rogers said Southern shi 

Elizabcth Blackerbv 

This semester. Southern's 
Campus Ministries and WSMC, 
the campus radio station, are 
combining efforts to produce a 
compact disc showcasing 
Soulbem's musical talent. 

Serena Eddlemon and 
Nathan Gemmell, senior graphic 
design majors who work for 
Campus Ministries, are in 
charge of production of the CD. 
"I feel diat God is really bless- 
ing tills project because doois 

have been opened, and there 
seems to be a lot of support 
among organizations on cam- 
pus," liddlemon said. 

At the beginning of the 
semester, Eddlemon presented a 
proposal for the idea of a CD to 
Chaplain Ken Rogers, who gave 
his approval. 

Efforts began to inform the 
student body of the musical 
opportunity available through 
tlie use of posters and announce- 
ments at convocation, 
Eddlemon said. 

Gemmell said the proposed 
CD will include original 
Christian music of Southern stu- 
dents as a way to capture the 
"spiritual climate" of Southern in 

One issue under considera- 
tion is copyright laws. While var- 
ious artists will be compiled on 
one CD, Eddlemon and 
Gemmell said they are still 
exploring the options available 
for students to maintain owner- 
ship of their song. 

For the production of the CD, 
they are using resources avail 

able on campus. To help reduce 
the cost, WSMC is supporting 
the process by using their 
employees and equipment to 
record the artists, edit the tracks 
and bum the master disc, said 
David Brooks, the station's gen- 
eral manager. 

Brooks said the music that 
comes from rehearsals and the 
practice rooms in Mabel Wood 
Hall does not receive the recog- 
nition it deserves and felt some- 
thing should be done to let oth- 
ers know of the musical talent 
existing on Southern's campus 

Rogers said Southern stu- 
dents joined together during the 
2001-2002 school year under 
the direction of Matt Tolbert, to 
produce the CD "Premier." 

Eddlemon and Gemmell said 
they are committed to creating a 
high-quality CD. The planned 
release is in October 2006. 

"Southern has a lot of creati\T 
musical talent that deseives to 
be discovered and recognized, 
Gemmell said. "We want to 
make it known and available to 
the campus and beyond" 


Auditions give students chance to shine 

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I Melissa Mentz Michael Crabtree Valerie Walker 

I Matt Barclay 2:ach Paul 

1 Alex Matoson James Wil 


I Britwi Brannon Jason Neufeld 
I Lynn Taylor SaraBandel 

1 Melissa Maracle ErikThomsen 


Devtn Page 
Melanie Eddlemon 
Neil Cometa 
Jessica Land ess 

Students will have the oppor- 
tunity to entertain their peers in 
Southern's upcoming annual tal- 
ent show, to be held in lies P.E. 
Center on March 18, at 9 p.m. 

Tliose who attend tlie show 
„n expect "lots of extraordinary 
talent, from poetry to vocaliste 
and musicians, to a musical 
comedy act," said Melissa 
Sanchez, SA social 

Auditions were held in Mabel 
Wood Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 21 
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Signs for 
the auditions were posted 
Thursday of last week, said Kari 
Shultz, director of student life 
and activities, and a sign-up 
sheet was posted on the door of 
the SA office. All 19 audition 
slots were full, Sanchez said. 

Jeremy Mclntyre, a freshman 
social work major, said he audi- 
tioned for the talent show 
because he loves singing and 

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Charissa Bale, left, auditions for the up-coming SA *^^^^ghiJtz, righ'- 
her own composition entitled "Good-bye Yesterday. ^V -ttee. 
is one of the members on the talent show screening comu" 


thmks it's something he does on performance, j,es5 

weU. preparation, ^PP'^Egtoth^ 

Renae Chambers, a freshman and enjoyment, accm ^ ^^^^ 

psychology major, is part of a committee's evalua ^^^ ^j 
sign language group called SUent "We've been getti^^^^ ^n 

Blessings tliat also auditioned. more accompanim , ^j 

"We \vant to share God's love acoustic guitar eacn ^^^j ^f 

tiirough tire gift of sign Ian- Scott Ball, dean ot m ^^ ^^ 

guage," Chambers said. Music and mem ^^^tlia 

Auditions were judged by screening comnutt^^- 
Southern's musi 
committee. Actsv 


The Southern Accent 3 

IVlother-daughter brunch focuses on purity 

The featured speaker for the 
Mother-Daughter Brunch, 
Jfsunday. Feb. 18 m the 
tXrof'And the Bride wore 

^^Grtsh engaged her audience 
ith a few modesty tests she 
called the "truth or bare fash- 
ion tests." She also shared tips 
fp^^omen on the importance 
of modesty and said immod- 
est is an avenue to sexual sm. 

-The church is being broken 
down by pornography and 
immodesty," Gresh said. 

Kassy Krause, associate 
dean of women,