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Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
The Behrend College Beacon published weekly by the students of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Editor in Chief Will Jordan Managing Editor ., „..„ Ayodele Jones ~ _ ,, News Editor Sports Editor Shannon Weber Jason Snyder Editorial Page Editor Advertising Managers Natalie Gagliano Erin Edinger Carey Smith Business Manager Jaime Davis Copy Editor Ruse Forrest Photography Editors Jason Blake Associate Editors Andrea Zaffino Angela Rush Jessica Tucci Layout Editors Mike Perkins Assistant Editor Elizabeth Guelcher Mike Frawley Wire Services Editor Distribution Manager Katie Galley Mark Greenbank Features Editor Advisors Jon Stubbs Robert Speel Jim O 'Loughlin Postal I n fo rmation: The Beacon is published weekly by the students of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; First Floor, The J. Elmer Reed Union Building, Station Road, Erie, PA 16563. The Beacon can be reached by calling (814) 898-6488 or (814) 898-6019 (FAX). ISSN 1071-9288. Letter Policy: The Beacon encourages lette...
WebDorm' helps students partake in 'See-Me' side of college life [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
WebDorm' helps students partake in 'See-Me' side of college life By Christine Tatum College Press Exchange CHICAGO (CPXi- The views in this dorm room are anything hut interesting. Just ask the guy who lives here. He'll be the first to tell you there' s not a whole lot to look at. unless you re really into watching someone sit and type and sit and type some more. Oh, yeah, and maybe strum a guitar every now and then or chat with friends. Welcome to WebDorm.com. an Internet site where the most mundane aspects of student life are entertainment. Brought to the world by a start-up company based in Boston called College Web Inc., the site allows viewers to peek into the rooms of college students scattered across the country. The project launched Feb. I. featuring eight students who purportedly attend Bentley and Trinity colleges, Brandeis and Cornell universities, the University of Vermont, The State University of New York at Albany and Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. A "Great L...
Working 9 to 5 is an education itself [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Working 9 to 5 is an education itself By James A. Fussell Knight-Ridder Newspapers College is great. You get lo hang out with your friends, determine your own schedule and sleep late if \ou want. It ' s different when you get your first full-time job. You might have to move away from Iriends. And forget sleeping in. You have to get up and go to work. Making this transition from school to work involves many new experiences. Some (your first real pajcheck) are easier to handle than others ta scary new work environment). "A lot of people think it's over when the job offer has been made." said Gloria Campbell, director of career counseling at Johnson County (Kan.) Community College. "But really, it ' s only starting. It's the beginning ol their professional career." And there is a transition to be made Just ask Adrienne Miskell. a newly hired computer programmer with the Cerner Corp. in Kansas City. Mo. Miskell. 23, graduated in December Irom the University of Northern Iowa and ...
Good Samaritans offer help to students stiffed on scholarships [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Good Samaritans offer help to students stiffed on scholarships College Press Exchange CHICAGO (CPX) - Good Samaritans throughout the United Stales are coming lo the rescue ol college students who were duped into believing they had won SI0,000 scholarships renewable for four years from Houston-based AdamsVision USA. From coast to coast, individuals, corporations, colleges and universities are trying to help 51 students who were gypped out of their scholarships when AdamsVision told them it didn't have the money to pick up their tuition costs. Last year , the company promised scholarships to one student in every state and Washington D.C. The company's failure to pay up was a hard blow for the winners, many of whom were National Merit Scholars who graduated first in their class and had at least a 3.0 grade-point average and combined SAT score of 1.160 and above. Given the assurance of having the money, many winners chose to attend some of the nation's most expensive schools, ...
'Orangeburg Massacre' monument marks struggle for equality [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
'Orangeburg Massacre' monument marks struggle for equality Knighl-kidder \ca. *p tpeis On the campus ot South Car-'boa Slate University in Urangchuig Nils a sturdy. two-stoi v hi tck bin k!i ng named in honor ol three students who lost their lives in the struggle Ioi equality. The Orangeburg community will never forget the tragic night ol Feb. 8. 1968 Incidents leading up to what is now know n as the "( )rangeburg Massacre" involved college students Irom South Carolina Stale College and the neighboring Claflin College. Recorded siories sav the origin was at the local while owned bowling alley where the owner had not complied w ith ihe Civ il Ri ghts Act ol 1964. Several attempts were made lo desegregate the bowling alley, but to no avail. A group of students from South Carolina State and Claflin went io the location on Feb. 5 but were refused permission to bowl and were asked to leave the premises. The group refused to leave so police were called in, bin no arrests were made...
Police say community college student admits sex with 13-year-old girl [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Police say community college student admits sex with 13-year-old girl College Press Exchange AUBURN, N.Y. (CPX) - Police said a 19-year-old Cayuga Community College art student has given a statement admitting he had sex with a 13-year-old girl in a room on campus. James ludwate was arraigned Feb. 16 on charges of rape, sodomy and endangering ihe welfare of a child. He did not i nici a plea in court and is free on S. 5.000 bail. College officials immediately suspended Judware alter police arrested him at the college around 8:30 p.m. on Monday According lo police reports, .hidwac and the girl met in the colP'ge =.IP. ...a P where she was with her 3-year-old brother. The children had gone to a 6 p.m. church meeting at the college with their mother and stepfather. Police said Judyvare told them he struck up a conversation with the girl after mistaking her for a college student he knew. After talking for several minutes, Judware said he took the girl and her brother for a walk. J...
Former student in hot water for overdue library books [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Former student in hot water for overdue library books College Press Exchange URBANA-CHAMPAIGN. III. (CPX) A former student at the University of Illinois at L'rbana-Champaign has been sentenced to two years of court supervision for failing to return about 180 overdue library books. Deputy university librarian Frances O'Brien said Sean Harte ignored repeated letters and phone calls requesting the books ' return for more than a year. Police finally seized the books from Harte's home last year, and Harte pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft. Harte, 32, was a political science graduate student when he racked up S13,600 in fines and replacement costs during the 1996-97 school year.
Experts show how public health is vulnerable to bioterrorism [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Experts show how public health is vulnerable to bioterrorism By Laurie Garrett, Newsday WASHINGTON _ Public health infrastructures in the United Slates and Canada, in their current states, would be devastated by a "highimpact" bioterrorism event in which an attacker uses modern germ technology, officials said last week. A telltale scenario, role-played by public health experts using smallpox as the biological agent involved and epidemic response plans similar to those in many American cities, left 15,000 people dead over two months and 80 million dead within a year, primarily because of insufficient global vaccine supplies. "We blew it," said Dr. Michael Ascher. a California health official, one of a number of experts asked to make decisions as the scenario played out. "It clearly got out of control. Whatever planning we had ... it didn't work. I think this is the harsh reality, what would happen." The scenario was explored last week in a daylong exercise attended by more th...
Popular film critic Gene Siskel dies at 53 [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Popular film critic Gene Siskel dies at 53 By Eric Slater. Eos Angeles Times CHICAGO _ Gene Siskel. who along with partner Roger Ebert brought film criticism to the masses with their weekly television program and ingeniously concise thumbs-up. thumbs-down rating system, died here Saturday at the age of 53. Fondly referred to by fans as "the skinny one" to distinguish him from his portly cohort Ebert, Siskel underwent surgery in May to remove a growth from his brain, but quickly returned to the syndicated "Siskel & Ebert at the Movies" TV show and to his four other jobs, as film critic for the Chicago Tribune, TV Guide "CBS This Morning" and WBBMTV in Chicago. Then, earlier this month, he announced he was taking time off to rest and further recuperate from the surgery. But, in characteristically sly humor, he predicted a swift return: "I'm in a hurry to get well because I don't want Roger to get more screen time than I. Also, this experience will g...
Pete Wilson decides against run for presidency [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Pete Wilson decides against run for presidency By George Skelton, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES. Calif. _ Former California Gov. Pete Wilson has made his decision: Il would be senseless to run again for president. He can't raise enough money to compete. "I've reluctantly reached the conclusion that it's just not practical to pursue the nomination," he told the Los Angeles Times. That's a harsh reality Wilson had suspected for some time, but needed to reaffirm for himself after leaving the governor's office Jan. 4. It didn't take htm long. A few phone calls to loyal backers and two meetings with longtime strategists sufficed. "They thought it was very uphill," he says. So last Wednesday, he decided unequivocally to pull the plug. Later, he talked about his decision during an interview in the high-rise Los Angeles office that he subleases from Ronald Reagan. "I don't like to temporize," he says, explaining why he's announcing his decision now rather than waiting in hopes ol ca...
Remains of 'last wild Indian' discovered in Smithsonian warehouse [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Remains of 'last wild Indian' discovered in Smithsonian warehouse By Beth Berselh, The Washington Post WASHINGTON _ Ishi, the "last wild Indian of North America," emerged from the Northern California wilderness in 1911, starved and nearly naked, his appearance so frightening that the townspeople initially had him jailed. He quickly became famous as people learned his story, but upon his death in 1916, a mystery once solved led to a new one. The question now: What happened to Ishi's remains? The answer to that 83-year-old riddle came last week when two academics said they had found the Yahi Indian's brain in a preservation tank in a Smithsonian Institution warehouse in Suitland, Md. The news delighted several Native American tribes who have struggled for years to locate all of Ishi's remains and bury them in his homeland. "It's not so often that vou get your mystery solved," said a gleeful Nancy Rockafellar, a historian at the University of California-San Francisco who is res...
Rev. Jackson to lead march protesting police shooting [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Rev. Jackson to lead march protesting police shooting LOS Angeles limes ____ The Rev. Jesse Jackson has announced that he and other activists would march Saturday in Riverside, Calif, to protest the shooting by police of a 19-year-old black woman. Tyisha Miller had a gun in her possession as she sat in her car with a flat tire at a gas station in December. Police officers who arrived to investigate later claimed that Miller reached for her weapon. Four officers fired a total of 24 shots, killing her instantly. Police critics allege that she posed no threat and that the officers acted aggressively because she was black. Jackson said he has asked to meet with U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno this week to request a federal investigation. "Our purpose is to keep the pressure on," Jackson said in teleconference interview from his Operation Push headquarters in Chicago: "The point is, that we are not going away."
Survivors of rape go public [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Survivors of rape go public By Greg Krikorian, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES _ It does not get much tougher than this, letting the whole world know something so personal, so painful that you may not have shared it with friends, even family. But Saturday morning, two dozen rape and molestation survivors assembled on a sound stage in Hollywood for an event that they hope will strip away the notion that they, and millions of others nationwide, are just victims. "I am still learning to trust," Laurie Woolfe, 29, said, staring into a television camera and tugging at her sweater until its sleeves covered her hands like mittens. Ever since she was molested at 9 by a male baby sitter, the Los Angeles receptionist said she has trusted women more than men. But for the past two years, she said, she has had a good relationship with her boyfriend. And notwithstanding the awful memory of what happened, she said into the camera, she has moved on. "I am a survivor." The "Survivors" public s...
Fall in love with Shakespeare in Love [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
Fall in love with Shakespeare in Love by Deanna Symoski staff writer I would like to say it was those thirteen Oscar nominations that sent me scrambling to see Shakespeare in Love last weekend, but it was actu ally the extra credit I could earn b y bringing my ticket stub to art history class. Hey, whatever gets you through the door. Once inside, however, I was treated to an enchanting story of love, laughter and life. The setting is sixteenth century England and our struggling playyvright,Jo seph Ficnnes) has set out to pen a comedy tentatively titled "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter" for the Rose Theater. Problem is, he's been lacking in the love department lately and without a beautiful woman to unlock his passion for life, he is plagued by an intolerable case of writer's block. Enter Viola. Played by Gwenyth Paltrow, the Madame Dc Lesseps is a huge fan of Shakespeare's plays, but when the two lock eyes for the first time at her parents' party, she realizes Wil...
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Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 February 1999
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1 ' ¦ " -, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm)ff^imnmmi^mi^<f!^ • • . . s •« ^.A\*«SM ?* Website of the week ;|?;|^^ ~ i by Mike Frawley assistant editor One website that has been taking the internet community by storm lately is EBay Auction Web. As the name suggests this site is an online auction to buy and sell all most anything you could possibly think of, Mark McGwire's 70th home run baseball was put up on EBay for bids, along with other major luxury items such as a car used in an early lames Bond movie. Now while items like this would be great if you have a few million extra dollars laying around, what can it do for the average Behrend student with Hale or no extra money? First, after you regester with EBay (a relatively painless process which should take you about five minutes or s6), you can sell items yourself. Everyone has some oid piece of junk laying around collecting dust that you just don't want to throw away because itcould be worth something someday. Well today is the day...