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News Features OCTOBER 1988
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Bible on screen . . . Don Bennett, a librarian at
Jacksonville State U., Ala., has developed a computerized
Bible which shows text in English, Hebrew and Greek. The
program defines words, draws maps, pronounces any word
and "if you get divine revelation, . . . you can enter your
own little say-so too," Bennett said. The program, called
Alethia-Amet after the Greek and Hebrew words for truth, is
the result of Bennett's study of original Bible languages.
"The Bible is a public domain work and I almost feel like I
should give the program away..Z.t's (the program) not
copyrighted -- if someone takes it and completes it, I'll sit
here smiling," he said. oeEditorial Staff, The
Chanticleer, Jacksonville State U., AL
Twenty-five Phi Kap-
pa Tau fraternity
brothers respond as
"Stuff!" during a
Greek Week car-
cramming event held
by Psi Upsilon at
Michigan State U.
Each house had two
minutes to fill a Yugo
with the doors closed
and stuffees jammed
in to the waist.
Senior Tom Leviodotis gets pumped up at U. of Mississippi.
Sallnew 'happy' hour
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Rape upsets frat reputations ... Philip
Verzosa, president of Pi Kappa Alpha at U. of Southern
Florida (USF), has had to defend his fraternity's name lately
because of two Pi Kappa Alpha members- not associated
with USF - who face criminal charges in an alleged rape
of a Florida State U. student. "It's unfortunate we (Pi Kappa
Alpha) have the same name . . . One example will be used
to stereotype the whole system," Verzosa said. Todd
Moore, Oracle, U. of South Florida
Marshall was handed a note from Professor Brosky on
February 10, 1987, which began, "Dear little girl to my left
" and concluded, "In the event you wanna 'mess
around' call 555-5555. Or drop by the pad. I'll be the one in
the psychodelic (SIC) underwear." The suit alleges Brosky
handed Marshall this note during class and told her to
come to his office after she read it. Marshall filed a
complaint with the Affirmative Action Office. The April 7
hearing determined campus sexual harassment policies,**
had been violated, and sent Brosky a "letter of concern."
Carol Booth, Marshall's lawyer, said the letter was "not
sufficient redress for her (Marshall)." Booth said that
Marshall is seeking $25,000 in damages against Brosky
and $35,000 from the university. George Francy,
Massachusetts Daily Collegian, U. of Mas-
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by better students or
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Do you feel there is
at your school?
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To pay or not to pay . . . The federal government
has threatened the U. of Idaho (UI) with a repayment bill of
$203,468 because of vague statements in student financial
aid guidelines issued 10 years ago. Federal officials say
that UI and Washington State U. are now the only schools
not to waver under pressure from the government. "The
University of Idaho is not about to lay down on this one like
other schools," said Terry Armstrong, UI director of student
services. UI officials say that the school should not have to
repay the difference because students and financial aid
officers misunderstood what information the government
wanted. Stacy Burr, Argonaut, U. of Idaho
By Robin Street
The Daily Mississippian
U. of Mississippi
To hear students talk, you'd think
there's a new kind of drug on campus.
It makes you feel so good, they say. It
somehow gives you energy and relaxes
you at the same time.
You don't swallow it, smoke it or in-
hale it. Instead, you earn it through ex-
Although it is not a traditional happy
hour, many students declare that their
exercise hour makes them a lot happier.
Although they may not know the speci-
fic reasons why, they are correct.
"Studies have shown that regular
aerobic exercise is a natural muscle re-
laxant, promotes sound sleep, alleviates
depression and enhances self-respect,"
said Dr. Stan O'Dell, chairman of the U.
of Mississippi psychology department.
"If I didn't do it, I would
probably go crazy."
- DAWN REESE
"It also reduces anxiety levels and helps
the body better cope with stress."
In addition to stress relief, aerobic ex-
ercise (exercise that uses oxygen) such
as walking, running, swimming, cycling
or aerobic dancing, performed for at
least 20 minutes three times a week,
has real physical benefits. Those be-
nefits include promoting weight loss or
maintenance and building a stronger
heart, lungs and overall fitter body that
fatigues less easily.
"If I didn't do it, I would probably go
crazy," said Dawn Reese, a graduate
student in clinical psychology who exer-
cises several times per week. "That's my
time for me. I set aside time. I look at it
as keeping myself emotionally healthy.
It relieves stress and tension. "
If it feels so good, why isn't everyone
doing it? Most likely, a student lacks the
time, motivation or information.
"If students do not exercise, it's be-
cause they are not in tune with the be-
nefits of exercise or because they don't
have the time," said Steve Smith, a
health club owner who began his cham-
pionship bodybuilding career while in
college. "I can remember when I
couldn't work out because I had to study
"For lots of people it's their time
alone, but it's at a different level,"said
Jerome Burt, a former 236-pound, over-
weight, out-of-shape sophomore who
now teaches fitness.
Realistically, the time and effort in-
volved in exercise may prevent it from
ever completely replacing the tradition-
al happy hour. But Jay Harris, a junior
who has been running for about eight
years, may have it figured out.
"I guess a lot of people would rather
sit in the sun and drink beer than go get
all hot and sweaty," Harris said. "But
the way I look at it, if you stay in shape,
you can afford to drink a little bit more
beer and sit around a little bit more."
Tuition refunds on the way ... Northern
Michigan U. 's Board of Control recently met to change
April's 14.6 percent tuition rise to 9.9 percent in support of
Gov. James Blanchard's wish to keep tuition low in Michi-
gan. President James Appleberry said he wants to begin
processing student refunds even though the tuition de-
crease has not been formally approved. Donna Pearre, vice
president of student affairs, said, "A quick response by the
university will also help students who are finalizing their
financial aid packages." ApplebErry said the decision for a
9.9 percent increase will create a deficit for Northern
Michigan U. Mark Lamkins, The North Wind,
Northern Michigan U.
Homeless get half-million . . . An innovative
multi-service center for the homeless will open this fall in
South Bend, Ind., because of the efforts of the Council of
Providers of Services to the Homeless (COPOSH), and a
half-million dollars from the U. of Notre Dame. David T.
Link, dean of the law school and COPOSH member, said
the purpose of the facility "is not just to shelter the
homeless, but to help people move from the homeless
condition back into society." Along with a library, televi-
sion, sleeping and eating areas, the shelter will provide
alcohol and drug counseling, child care and mental and
medical health care. Thomas Mason, vice president for
Business Affairs, said, "The top reason the university
became involved in this project is the number of students
that have been active in serving the homeless in the past."
Mason said that the university will maintain the site as it
does any other university building. Kelley Tuthill,
The Observer, U. of Notre Dame, IN
"Adopt-A-College" sparks interest ...
U. of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL) may have a future student
because of a program called Adopt-A-College which was
started at Edenvale School in San Jose, Calif., to encourage
elementary students to attend college. Joshua Carter, a
sixth-grader at Edenvale, said that adopting UNL and
learning about it has made him want to attend the universi-
ty. Bob Bruce, director of university information at UNL,
decided to participate in Adopt-A-College after he received
a letter about it. "Anytime you make an investment in youth,
it's a good investment ... Being a parent, I see where
sometimes others can have a bigger influence on young
people than parents," Bruce said. UNL provided Carter with
a university sweatshirt and Bruce wrote Carter several times
about things going on at UNL. Carter said of UNL, "That is
the college I want to go to, but my Mom thinks it's too far
away." Carter's sweatshirt will be passed on to another
student next year to begin the program again. NVictoria
Ayotte, Daily Nebraskan, U. of Nebraska,
Wet workout makes a splash
The grapes of wrath ... Loyola U., La.'s dining
services joined nationwide grape boycotts when they
announced that campus restaurants would no longer serve
or purchase California table grapes. The United Farm
Workers (UFW) have been boycotting grapes for four years,
claiming the pesticides used on grapes are known carci-
nogens and are routinely sprayed on field workers. Bill
Temmink, director of Loyola's Institute for Human Rela-
tions, requested that Marriott Corporation, which supplies
the University's dining services, boycott California grapes
when he heard that UFW's leader, Cesar Chavez, had to
cancel a visit to Loyola U. because he was too weak from
his hunger strike. Prior to Marriott's boycott announce-
ment, Temmink said, "For them to support this would be
highly uncharacteristic.". Hank Steuver, The Ma-
roon, Loyola U., LA
E PT MBEPOLL RESULTS
IS IT A VIOLATION OF
CIVIL RIGHTS TO HAVE
BLOOD TESTED FOR
IF BLOOD TESTS
POSITIVE FOR AIDS
STUDENT BE TOLD?
YES 90% NO9%
Term paper ads axed ... No longer will Joe
Student, red-eyed and feeble at the end of the semester, be
able to find an ad for a finished term paper in U. ofNevada,
Reno's Sagebrush. This is primarily because Criminal
Justice Professor Ken Braunstein threatened legal action
because selling term papers is against Nevada law. "If it
happens again I'm going to notify the attorney general,"
Braunstein said. The ad that ran read, "RESEARCH PAP-
ERS/16,278 to choose from - all subjects/..." Sageb-
rush editor Geoff Schumaker said, "I thought running the
ad was an ethical question, not a legal one . .. When I
found out it was a legal problem, we pulled the ad." Bart
Arnold, a spokesman for the company that sells term
papers said, "The intent is not to cheat. We are a library of
information." Doug Oakley, Sagebrush, U. of
By Caron Wong
U. of Texas, Arlington
Marilee Niehoff liked the chal-
lenge: Do aerobic exercises in a
swimming pool without getting her
face or hair wet, all the while smil-
ing and making sure she didn't
float out of the range of the video
Niehoft, a U. of Texas, Arlington
(UTA) senior business lecturer and
part-time water aerobics instruc-
tor, has recently finished a video
called "The Wet Workout." The
video will be released in late 1988,
and Neihoff has high hopes for the
tape, ehich is directed to a fairly
new consumer group in the exercise
"There are not many tapes (of
this type) on the market," Neihoff
said. "We hope people with back-
yard pools will be interested in this
type of workout."
Neihoff is not the only UTA per-
son working on the tape. Andra
Hayes, a UTA alumna, is script su-
pervisor and editor, and Alex
Freels, a graphic arts and advertis-
ing junior, helped on the set.
Neihoff said the video includes
exercises specifically designed to
use the resistance and buoyancy of
water. She termed the video's sec-
tion on deep relaxation unique to
"Water aerobics leaves you feel-
ing energized instead of dragged
out and sweaty," she said.
In 1989, Neihoff takes on a new
challenge--a video on productivity
and worker well-being.
In this one, maybe she won't have
to worry about floating out of
Rodney Mullen has won 18 world championsh
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sitting out the only one he didn't win.
He has a skateboard named after him
and he currently earns a "doctor's sal-
ary," he said.
"I would be in school full time, but the
money in skateboarding is too good,"
Mullen said. "It's written in my contract
that I'm not allowed to say how much I
But despite all of the successes he
found through skateboarding, Mullen
has little reverence for the vehicle that
carried him to success.
"It's not a very glamorous sport," Mul-
ips during his 11 years in skateboa
len said. "It's kind of stupid ac
He does, however, find some i
tual merit to skateboarding.
"The thing I like most
skateboarding is that it is so cr
Mullen said. "It's like math
doesn't seem that creative until
to the higher levels. Then it',,
creative. Just like physics."
Mullen, who began skateboax
age 10 and won his first world
age 13, realizes that he may re
point of not enjoying himself. E
that happens, he will hang up th
"The Swedes train," Mullen sa
some disdain. "I used to train.
jog like Rocky. But I wasn't haN
Student sues for harassment ... A U. of
Massachusetts, Amherst student who says she was haras-
sed by Physical Education Professor Maurice Brosky has
filed a lawsuit against the university. The suit claims Wendy