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Fans flock to see homeruns, not the game [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 24 September 1999
Fans flock to see homeruns, not the game by Steve Kelley Knight-Ridder Newspapers CHICAGO - Wrigley Field was sold out. There was an expectant buzz in the stands before the game, like the buzz before a championship fight. This night had a playoff feel to it, cold and windy. But this was just a late September game between two teams that were a combined 38 games under .500. They didn't come for the baseball game. They came for dingers. It wasn't the Cubs against the Cardinals. It was Sammy Sosa against Mark McGwire. They came to Wrigley last night for the history. This was Home Run Derby, Part II. Sosa has 61. And, in this game, a 7-2 victory for St. Louis, McGwire hit 59. "If I wasn't having the kind of year I'm having, the situation would be pretty ugly," Sosa said. Before the game, McGwire and Sosa talked on the outfield grass. On Saturday, Sosa became the first man in baseball history to have consecutive 60 home-run seasons. Later this week, McGwire will become the second....
Trinidad rallies to win majority decision [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 24 September 1999
Trinidad rallies to win majority decision by Carlos Arias Knight-Ridder Newspapers LAS VEGAS - Oscar De La Hoya had Felix Trinidad bloodied, outclassed and beaten after eight rounds, so he listened to his corner and stayed away from the dangerous Puerto Rican. De La Hoya's corner told him there was no need to engage in a toe-to-toe slugfest after he clearly had outboxed Trinidad and built a huge lead on points. De La Hoya has ignored his corner in the past, but in the weeks leading up to a bout billed as "The Fight of the Millennium" by promoter Bob Arum, De La Hoya said he had learned his lesson. He wouldn't ignore his corner again. Plus, the judges were sure to side with De La Hoya. He's the Golden Boy. Las Vegas is his back yard. It turned out to be a major miscalculation. Trinidad knew the fight was close and rallied in the final four rounds to pull out a majority decision Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd of 12,000 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Trinidad (...
Nittany Lions awed by winning play [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 24 September 1999
Nittany Lions awed by winning play by Mike Jensen Knight-Ridder Newspapers MIAMI - As the chapters pile up, this Kevin Thompson saga keeps getting more interesting. In the last year, the quarterback has been booed by the student section of his own school at a basketball game and castigated loudly around the state. He's also had his head coach defend him at every turn. Add this chapter in bold print: Thompson will be remembered in one of the big plays in Penn State history. "They will be talking about that for decades!" Penn State assistant coach Jay Paterno said outside the Nittany Lions' locker room when he spotted Linda Fields of Philadelphia, waiting lo see her son, Chafie. "What Chafie Fields and Kevin Thompson did on that play!" Fields down the left sideline. Thompson leading him perfectly, the cornerback never seeing it coming. A 79-yard touchdown strike when the Orange Bowl was getting delirious for the first time in about five years and Penn State's national champion...
Behrend honor society hits early setback [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 1 October 1999
Behrend honor society hits early setback Lambda Sigma starts school year with no national membership and negative balance by Jason Snyder editor-in-chief Entering the 1999-2CXJ0 school year at Penn State Behrend, the Lambda Sigma Honor Society encountered a major setback towards their plans for the school year. The Behrend representatives for the sophomore honor society have just received news that none of the sophomores elected into membership for the Lambda Sigma Honor Society are officially members, according to national headquarters. This year's representatives of Lambda Sigma have been looking into the situation to find out why they were left in debt with no members actually being recognized by national headquarters. President Lisa Lada commented on the situation saying. "Lambda Sigma is not concerned with passing the blame onto anyone. We just want to make sure that our society is an actively functioning one. With no money for dues or activities, this is more difficu...
Student pleads for better living conditions at Pizza with the Provost [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 1 October 1999
Student pleads for better living conditions at Pizza with the Provost by Nicole C. Greene staff writer On Wednesday, September 22, Niagara Hall hosted the first Pizza with the Provost Meeting for the 1999-2000 school year. It was an event that brought Provost and Dean Dr. John Lilley and the students of Behrend together to talk about issues that affect the lives of everyone here at the school. Before beginning. Dean Lilley reassured everyone in attendance that the meeting would be beneficial to everyone present. He stated that this was "one of the major ways in which I listen to students." Several issues were raised, each dealing with a diiferent aspect of life here at Behrend, and relating to each student in a different way. Among the first topics to be discussed was earlier opening hours for Bruno's on Saturday and Sunday mornings during the football season. This would give interested students the opportunity to view the games on the big screen inside of Bruno's. In respon...
STUDENT FEES FOR? [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 1 October 1999
STUDENT FEES FOR? Administration explains use of fees by Mike F raw ley managing editor While paying their tuition for this semester, many Behrend students noticed that they were being charged additional fees to attend school. Two of these fees are the Information Technology Fee and the Transportation Fee. While the Information Technology Fee has been paid by students for the past few sears, the Transportation Fee is a new Ice for students this semester. These two fees are University-wide lees; all Penn State students, regardless ol which campus they attend, pay these fees. Many students have been questioning what these fees are for and who decides how these fees are being spent. The Information Technology Fee is the fee that students pay for any computer use that they, as students, have. Currently, the fee costs students $100 per semester. Any computer on campus that is for student use is paid for by the Information Technology Fee. The fee is divided into two parts; one par...
What's high-tech at Behrend this fall [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 1 October 1999
What's high-tech at Behrend this fall by Rob Wynne staff writer Many technological improvements have hit the Penn Stale Behrend campus this fall. Much has been added in the way of new hardware, such as new computers, new monitors, and new software packages. Checking email, surfing the web, typing papers, and even designing programs have all become quicker processes, thanks to the many upgrades. Some of the most notable improvements have probably been made in the library and Hammermill computer labs. The big talk in the library is about the new high speed laser printers that were added for fall. According to Dr. Richard Hart, the library director, the two lasers replaced eleven old dotmatrix printers, providing network capabilities - many computer stations can be linked to one printer - and up to 24 pages per minute output. All ot this is at no additional cost to the students. Five new Pentiums were also installed in the library since summer, bringing the number of LIAS termi...
Behrend aids in National Sea Grant Program [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 1 October 1999
Behrend aids in National Sea Grant Program by Raechel Kiska staff writer A year and a half ago, Pennsylvania became involved in the National Sea Grant program and since its inception Lake Erie and the surrounding community have been drastically improved. The National Sea Grant program began in the mid 1960s in order to promote the wise use of coastal resources. The program is administered out of the Department of Commerce, and almost every state that borders salt water or one of the Great Lakes is involved. Pennsylvania joined the Sea Grant Program to promote awareness of the economic and environmental issues associated with the Lake Erie region. Penn State Behrend is highly involved with the program, and the main goal is to promote awareness while working hand in hand with the community. Provost and Dean Dr. John Lilley slated, "We are here to serve the community. Having a Sea Grant and Land Grant is a major outreach program. We have a special commitment to western Pennsy...
Va^uesti on oj V Veek [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 1 October 1999
Va^uesti on oj V Veek WHAT DO YOU THINK SHOULD BE DONE WITH LION CASH? "I think the system's all right now. In the vending machines would be nice, though." -Dan Midberry, 01, Computer Engineering "They should be added to vending machines because I get hungry at night." -Kimberly Miller, 01, COMM "In local stores we should be able to use them like credit cards." -Stacy Miller, 01, CMDIS "There shouldn't be two separate accounts [on your card]. They should combine Lion Cash and the meal plan into one." -RyanNease, 01. METEO "I think you should be able to use it at the Bookstore." -LacyMicale, 01,DUS "I think you should be able to get cash back off of the card." -Nettie Digel, 01, BIOL
rolice /Vnd Oafety Ft E F> Q R TT : [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 1 October 1999
rolice /Vnd Oafety Ft E F> Q R TT : 9/23/99 A complainant reported a student acting suspicious. 9/24/99 A complainant reported that, enroute to campus, he had a problem with another vehicle on Station Road. The other vehicle was driving recklessly and followed the complainant onto campus. 9/24/99 A student went into the Police and Safety Office and "became irate." 9/25/99 While on patrol, duty officers discovered three individuals around a small fire. 9/25/99 There was a one car auto accident on Jordan Road which damaged PSU property. Police and Safety assisted until the Pennsylvania State Police arrived to take the report. One of the old stone entrance pillars was hit by a student and was knocked over. 9/26/99 A complainant reported that his hood ornament was stolen from his vehicle.
Behrendstock '99 - Flood Report [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 1 October 1999
Behrendstock '99 - Flood Report Flood waters rage through Penn State Behrend by Deanna Symoski features editor A raging stream of water rushed in and around the Hammermill Building Wednesday after along day of torrential rain. The run-off converged at the foot of the complex and apparently began seeping into the building sometime during evening classes. Students leaving classes were met with leaking doorways and piping as they waded through puddles forming in Roche Hall. "There was this watertall rushing down the ski slope and crashing into Roche," explained Liz Hayes, 05 COMBA. Earlier that evening, Hammermill was temporarily closed down after a power-outage sel off (he fire alarm. Students and faculty were evacuated for forty-five minutes while authorities checked the building for any actual problems. Amber Foster, 03 Computer Engineering, said, "we were kicked oul of the building and weren't allowed back in until sixthirty." While no fire-related problems were found, some...
Depression Screening Day at Behrend [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 1 October 1999
Depression Screening Day at Behrend "TRAIN" COMING TO BEHREND October 29, 1999 Tickets: $10 students, $13 public by Jennifer Primerano Bstaff writer On Oct. 7, 1999, the Counseling and Advising Office will participate in National Depression Screening Day from I la.m.- 1p.m. outside of Bruno's."Our goal is to heighten awareness of depression and its symptoms," said Amy Hamilton, a firstyear intern at the Personal Counseling Center and counseling/psychology graduate student at Gannon University. Depression is a very common and serious mood disorder that affects both the body and mind. "It [Depression] is not a sign of weakness. It's something many people experience," said Hamilton. With so many deadlines, the high amount of stress and the lifestyle changes, college students are particularly at risk, according to Hamilton."Your first time away from home can be very difficult," she added. Along with many other universities across the country, the Penn State Behrend Counseling an...
Do you have what it takes? [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 1 October 1999
Do you have what it takes? by Karl Benacci staff writer Residence Life is currently looking for leaders interested in becoming Resident Assistants (R.A.'s) for the 2000-2001 academic year. Every floor of the residence halls and suites, and each student apartment building, has one R.A. who serves as the primary resource and aide for the residents of that floor or in that building. There are some requirements that a student must meet in order to be eligible for an R.A. position. The student must have a 2.50 cumulative GPA, have 24 earned credit hours upon the completion of spring 2000 semester, have good conduct standing with the University, and plan to attend classes at Penn State Behrend for at least one year following completion of the R.A. class. Some benefits an R.A. receives include free room and board, an excellent leadership opportunity, and money towards tuition. ^^^ m^m^m^ ^M When asked why she decided to become an R.A., Erin Baker, 05 MIS, said, "I like getting to k...
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