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Balloonists ride winds of history [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
Balloonists ride winds of history By John Daniszewski, Lo^nge^Je^j Times CAIRO, E gypt _ Balloonists Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones in their shimmering silver Breitling Orbiter 3 descended safely Sunday in a remote E gyptian oasis, completing the dream of becoming the first balloonists ever to circle the globe and the longest nonstop flight ever without refueling. Their 9-ton, helium-and-hot-air craft, nearly as tall as a 20-story building, achieved the goal of circumnavigation that had eluded balloonists in at least 17 attempts since 1981. The landing after nearl y 20 days aloft was in the Dakhla Oasis, 350 miles southwest of Cairo, shortly after I a.m. EST, High! controllers said. Touchdown was north of Mut, the capital of ihe oasis that was once an outpost of ancient Rome. They were an unlikely pair. Piccard, a 41-year-old Swiss psychiatrist with a penchant for hypnosis, is the son and grandson of aeronautical and nautical pioneers, and aimed to add his own world record...
Bomb in Caucasus market kills at least 60, injures 100 [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
Bomb in Caucasus market kills at least 60, injures 100 By Robyn Dixon, _ Los Angeles Times MOSCOW _ Hellish scenes unfolded Friday in the heart of the northern Caucasus. Russia's most volatile region, when a bomb exploded in the middle of an outdoor market, killing at least 60 people and injuring more than 100. As Russian television showed horrific images of bloodied victims being wheeled on vegetable carts from the market in the city of Vladikavkaz, the blast senl shock waves all the way to the Kremlin, underscoring Russia's impotence to rein in violence and terror in (he region. Security officials in Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia, immediately ruled out gang warfare between rival mafia groups, claiming that the bomb was beyond the scale of local racketeers and must have been planted by outside terrorists. However, there were no leads on who was responsible. "It was an awful sight. The devastation and death created something like a circle of hell about 30 meters ...
Conservatives shield Bush's abortion stand from right wing [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
Conservatives shield Bush's abortion stand from right wing By Thomas B. Edsall, The Washington Post Key leaders of the conservative establishment have begun an aggressive defense of George \V. Bush's abortion stand in an effort to blunt attacks on the Texas governor's presidential campaign from the Republican Parly's right wing. Jusl as such candidates as conservative activist Gary Bauer, publishing heir Malcolm S. "Steve" Forbes and television commentator Patrick J. Buchanan are beginning to gear up lo use abortion to slow the momentum behind Bush, such antiabortion luminaries as Christian Coalition chairman Pal Robertson and David N. O'Steen. executive director of the National Right to Life Committee, have stepped in to defend Bush's abortion position. "Governor Bush has a pro-life record and has taken a pro-life position," O'Steen said in a statement calling on other GOP candidates and abortion opponents lo "refrain from attacking pro-life presidential...
Snowstorm stalls search in Yosemite case [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
Snowstorm stalls search in Yosemite case By Eric Bailey, Los Angeles Times LONG BARN, Calif. _ Attempts lo crack the case of three Yosemite sightseers who vanished a month ago slowed Saturday as a snowstorm stalled a search of rugged terrain where their burned out car and two charred bodies were found. Investigators continued to gather evidence from the car, but called off an extensive hunt after three inches of snow fell on the Tuolumne County forest where the the vehicle was torched and abandoned. Law enforcement officials said it will be at least Monday before they can identify the bodies discovered in the trunk of the red Pontiae Grand Prix. An FBI official said the wait was caused because denial records for the three females. Carol Sund, 42. her 15-year-old daughter Juliana and Silvina Pelosso. 16. a family friend from Argentina, had to be flown in from the agency's crime lab outside Washington. Those records will be required to identify the bodies, ...
Secret Mickey Mouse talks in Washington this week [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
Secret Mickey Mouse talks in Washington this week By Al Kamen, The Washington Post WASHINGTON _ What was Walt Disney Chairman Michael Eisner doing on Capitol Hill Tuesday that was so hush-hush his office refused to even confirm he was in Washington? Readers have sent in several sightings so far. Eisner and Disney officials were seen briefing lawmakers on high-tech and other issues. Eisner spent some time chatting with Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, R-Va., a sensible thing to do since Davis is co-chairman of the House Information Technology Working Group, and Eisner is much interested in such matters. Other readers reported Eisner was at the White House in a one-on-one with Vice President Gore in the afternoon, no staff allowed, complaining about National Telecommunications and Information Administration chief Larry Irving "s letter to the Federal Communications Commission last month. Seems Irving's letter, reflecting administration policy, urged keeping in place the regulatory ...
Trigon's Safer Sex Caberet is a great success [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
Trigon's Safer Sex Caberet is a great success Behrend student Dakota Dinnen taste-tests a condom placed on a banana at Trigon's Safer Sex Caberet Tuesday. ... . by Mike Frawley assistant editor On Tuesday, March 23, students filled the Studio Theater for the second annual Safe Sex Cabaret sponsored by Trigon. Trigon put on this night as an "evening devoted to the eroticizing of safer sex" as a way to prevent HIV. In the pamphlet that was passed out at the door, Trigon gives the two basic rules for safer sex: keep your partner's body fluids out of your vagina, anus, and mouth, and don't touch sores that are caused by sexually transmitted infections. The presentations that were put on show students safe ways lo avoid those actions. The evening was divided into three parts: seduction, combustion, and manifestation. The seduction section included presentations on aphrodisiacs, massage, forbidden fashion, and romance in the bathtub. This section presented information on forepla...
PSU Behrend's Lion Ambassadors sponsor Snowball Dance [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
PSU Behrend's Lion Ambassadors sponsor Snowball Dance by Will Jordan editor in chief This past Friday, the Lion Ambassadors and Student Activities sponsored the Snowball Dance. This once annual event was making its return to campus, and organizers hope lo stage it again next next year. The dance was held in the Reed Union Building Com mons and was a success. The Snowball Dance King and Queen were announced and Ihe winners were Karl Gressley and Jackie Sanfratello. Trisha Smoosc, 04 Elementary Education, said, "I thought the Snowball Dance was a .success. I enjoyed myself and I think everyone that went had a great time. The Lion Ambassadors and Student Activities did a great job with the planning and decorations, and I had a wonderful time." Becky Hack, 02 English, said, "[The Lion Ambassadors] worked really hard getting everything ready for the Snowball Dance and we were happy with the way it turned out. I think that everyone had a really good time and we hope they come ba...
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Office Space: love, embezzlement and the jerk-off boss [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
Office Space: love, embezzlement and the jerk-off boss by Natalie Gagliano staff writer Office Space is a comedy that portrays the typical obstacles that white collar workers experience on a daily basis. The film casts Ron Livingston and Jennifer Aniston as the main characters. Ron Livingston plays Peter Gibbons, a computer programmer who checks for the Y2K bug on bank computers. He is rather miserable due to the day to day drudgery of his job and his bitchy and faithless girlfriend. He works with Michael Bolton (David Herman), whose name is continuously confused with the singer Michael Bolton, Sumir (Ajay Naido), an immigrant who has yet to fulfill the American Dream, and Milton (Stephen Root), a nerd who takes all the crap from the bosses without saying a word. Gary Cole plays Bill Limberg, the vice president of the company who treats his employees like trash beneath his shoe. Peter and his girlfriend attend a hypnosis session to r...
The Corruptor is little more than a typical cop shoot-em-up flick! [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
The Corruptor is little more than a typical cop shoot-em-up flick! by Michael Coursey staff writer The Corruptor is a less than riveting police action movie that is very predictable at times and does offer some storyline dilemmas. The movie, starring Chow Yun-Fat as Nick Chen, a well established, well connected cop in New York's Chinatown. Mark Wahlberg also stars as Danny Wallace, a young, muscular, eager policeman trying to make a positive impression. Nick Chen knows the way of the street and is not afraid to cozy up to the Chinese mob bosses (who are involved in drugs. prostitution and smuggling of illegal immigrants) He takes payoffs and sexual favors in order to obtain inside information. Chen believes this doesn't sacrifice his integrity as a good cop. When Danny Wallace is the only Caucasian assigned to the Chinatown beat, his effectiveness as an undercover reporter is questioned. They ride him about wanting to be "too Chinese" and not really knowing what it means to ...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
ACROSS 1 Departs 5 Mimic 8 Experts 14 Advantage 15 Prune 16 Surgical thread 17 Computer storage capacity units 19 City on the Illinois 20 Pope's emissaries 22 On deck 23 Introduced 26 Falsehood 27 Taylor or Smith 28 Pig's comment 30 Soaked in woad 31 Civil disturbance 35 Ingenuous 37 Boitano and Button 39 Skier's courses 43 W star 45 Ms. Newton-John 46 Son of Adam 49 Bowling targets 51 April 15 addressee 52 Greek letter 53 New Jersey cliffs 57 Jamaican fruit 59 Withdraws 60 Protruding rim of awheel 62 Show on TV 66 Engaged in swordplay 67 Holiday lead-in 68 "Elsa's Dream," e.g. 69 Robs 70 Moines, IA 71 Oreille Lake DOWN 1 Valuable stone 2 Lyric poem 3 Coop item 4 Waterproofs 5 True up 6 Couch denizen 7 -Barr virus 8 Small snakes <D 1999 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 3/2S/99 All rights reserved. www 9 Expected 10 Harrow's rival 11 Virtuously 12 Alice Kramden's friend 13 Did ushering 18 Hive resident 21 Best and Ferber 23 Also 24 Hockey setting 25 Pound of poetry 29 ...
Jeremy Brubaker Baseball [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
Jeremy Brubaker Baseball Know Your Lions... by Jessica Tucci associate editor Junior center fielder Jeremy Brubaker is at ihe top of bis game. He leads the team in steals, six for six. He is also tied in batting average with an average of ,412 with 14 hits in the last 34 ai bats. As for Behrend baseball coach Paul Benim, he has nothing but good things to say about Brubaker. "He is a great kid" says Benim. ^Whcn we recruit, we look for more people like Jeremy.* He added, "he is not just a good player, but he is a good student'* The compliments do not end with Coach Benim. They extend through his teammates, "He is ihe catalyst of the team. He is deft* nitery the most important player on the team," says teammate Ryan Smith. Smith concluded by raying, "when Brubaker goes, the team goes with him " In conclusion, the baseball team has a record of 6-3, with much contribution from Brubaker. The outlook for the season looks bright.
Myrtle Beach prepares Behrend golf team [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
Myrtle Beach prepares Behrend golf team by Will Jordan editor in chief The Behrend men's golf team returned from Myrtle Beach at the end of Spring Break with a bright outlook for their future matches. The team's first two matches arc on April H which is the Mcrcyhurst Invitational and April 12 which is against Washington and Jefferson. Co-team captain Jason Cujas said, "As a team, wc did well [in Myrtle Beach). Wc played six different courses. They were a good variety of courses." Coach Adam Stockwell stated, "Wc played as expected in Myrtle Beach. A lot of players didn't get to play over the winter due to the weather, so it was good to get a feel for playing again. The weather was a little cold so it was hard to get loose." In regards to the season, Coach Stockwell said, "we are in good shape for the season. We have a lot of good guys back from the fall. Even though we only have a two week season and only six matches because of the weather and finals week we should have s...
> ^ 1^ coreboard Basketball Final Statistics [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
> ^ 1^ coreboard Basketball Final Statistics MEN Player G FG/FGA FG% 3PT/3PTA 3PT% FT/FTA FT% PPG RPG AST BLK STL Hughes 2X 141/235 .600 0/0 .000 88/106 .830 13.2 5.1 36 17 13 Bovaird 28 121/254 .476 52/125 .416 67/84 .798 12.9 3.5 135 1 33 I Paloskey 28 115/251 .458 50/126 .397 36/46 .783 11.3 1.5 59 0 16 Lawrcnc 27 100/244 .410 32/88 .364 21/31 .677 9.4 3.7 51 5 30 Emick 28 61/135 .452 13/33 .394 44/74 .595 6.4 5.2 58 8 19 Orris 24 35/100 .35 23/54 .426 15/23 .652 4.5 2.0 23 0 15 Willson 28 38/70 .543 0/1 .000 33/59 .559 3.9 4.7 46 8 20 Striding 20 20/38 .526 0/0 .000 10/15 .667 2.5 1.4 5 2 3 McKinne 2 1/1 1.00 1/1 1.00 2/2 1.00 2.5 .0100 Keith 11 8/21 .381 8/16 .500 1/2 .500 2.3 .2301 Park 25 20/63 .318 11/27 .407 3/6 .500 2.2 1.0 11 1 6 Berchto 12 5/12 .417 0/0 .000 5/7 .714 1.3 .7200 Plizga 17 7/16 .438 1/4 .250 2/4 .500 1.0 .7 11 0 3 Dunn 4 1/3 .333 1/2 .500 0/0 .(XX) .8 .3 0 0 1 Jeffcrso 11 1/4 .250 0/1 .000 0/0 .000 .2 .0 1 0 3 May 2 0/2 .000 0/0 .000 0/0 .000 ....
HoBitag and Food Service Athlete of the Week [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
HoBitag and Food Service Athlete of the Week Name: AticynHaney Sport: Softball Class; Sophomore I Position: Right Field I I D&te: March 15 * March 22 A&cynHaney* ais^botnore outfielder, has the Behrend Lloasolfto &5*3 staxtfe the 1999 softbali season. Haney was the big stick last weekeadin a pair of games in Ohio, ^ In same one she led the offense with a two-for-three Mount Union jPH«ferman^e xriG$ jriiiitriples and iwo RBI's. The blue, white and red dropped a tough onerim game t^lhe^^g^oMly trjespected Purple Raiders, In game two Haney was orje-tafoee witH a4oi*W and two pm outs in right. Wednesday* M^eh Mth> the Behrend Lions traveled to LaRoche for their first AMCC contest* 1 ^ on:$priday»ti»y hos t Ftostb urg State in another key co nference ba ttle, Haney is cgmtap* of Woute High School. <> "¦ ¦ . •. i *
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 25 March 1999
The Behrend Classifieds New magazine seeking young House For Sale By Owner writers of short stories, poems, and any 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, type of philosophy to be shown in our Air Conditioning, Fireplace, magazine. All submissions will be Basement, 1 Car Garage, Privacy Fence, considered and appreciated.E-mail us at $79,500, 898-1441 firstname.lastname@example.org for details or 2504 Byrd Dr. write Why?mag P.O. Box 128 Sheppton, Erie 'PA ] 65 ] ° PA 18248 Students and employees of Penn State Behrend are invited to submit a free classified ad in The Beacon. Types of ads may include personal messages and items for sale. Maximum classified length is 25 words. Persons who submit ads must state their affiliation with Behrend. Classifieds are meant for individual use. Official notices and group events should be submitted to the Calendar editor. Businesses must pay regular advertising rates. The Beacon can not guarantee the publication of all classified submitted for space purposes. Classifieds...