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TEACH
Continued from Page 1
want to do after graduation and Teach for
America has proven to be a way to help guide
many in their career paths, whether it be in
education or not, a Teach for America repre-
sentative said.
"I think more than anything, my experience
taught me about myself. It's been three years
since I left teaching and I'm still reflecting
on my experience," said Social Work student
Michelle Debaroncelli, a former Teach for
America corps member.
RUSH FIR
Continued from Page 1 Continue
interaction between current and per- The
spective members will be noticed. er bill v
"Contact between active members The
and potential members is not as they're
limited," Rose said. "We really when a
wanted expanded contact. We had piotecti
so many rules we feel it might have For n
put some women off." any of
Now sorority women are allowed another
to speak openly about the Greek "In N
community with perspective mem- lot (pro
bers, Rose said. But
Women are also allowed to wear said th
their house letters more frequently, govern
she added. "I dc
"This year we lessened those someth
restrictions and encouraged sorority
members to talk with potential
members," Rose said.
After tomorrow's sorority forum, INT
a period of strict silence is enforced Continue
to keep the process fair, Rose said. LSA
"In the future, we're evolving way for
recruitment into something a little facilitat
less formal," Rose said. "The
She added that there is a move- In ad
ment to decrease the costs of rush website
and the number of themed parties on the
sororities hold. faster p
IFC and Panhel executive boards Enga
make a conscious effort to plan tools ac
recruitment events around football ond hig
Saturdays and certain holidays, The s
Rose said. er amor
This year, IFC and Panhel xecruit- 86 perc
ment was delayed until the third The d
week of classes, which helped downloz
increase the number of potential chatting
rushees, Rose added. -
Rose said this delay is already
proving effective.
"We had more women pre-regis- Continue
ter this year," she said. "There were versity
a great number of girls at the mass my car
meeting. more ca
"It will make the connection The
between the person who wants to ports in
rush and a house," Van Wasshnova. duty, bu
The task force is a step to make ures ne
IFC recruitment more unified, "It's
something that is essential to the around
vitality of the fraternity life Van DPS
Wasshnova said. reports
"You feel an aura in the air of Brown
unity," Van Wasshnova added. No o
"Houses are trying to deal with this the last
air. We're one big body. The unifi- Howe
cation at the University has been Street
passed onto us." stolen.

"It made me more confident and made me
realize what I really want to do in life," she
added.
Aside from making an impact on the com-
munity, other students said they plan to use
Teach for America as a way to further a
career in education.
"I want teacher certification and you need
to teach in public schools to get it," LSA
sophomore Sue Panetta said.
"I also really want to teach English as a
second language and this program really gets
you into it as soon as you graduate," she
added. "It's kind of a way to test the waters."
tE FUNDS
ed from Page 1
proposal now before the Senate is part of anoth-
which itself could also be partially vetoed.
governor "doesn't know what he's going to do if
passed," said Engler spokesman Matt Resch
sked if the governor would again veto the fire
ion grants.
now, Emmons said she wants to wait and see if
the proposals pass before entertaining talk of
override.
vovember we'll know what happened to the bal-
posals)," Emmons said.
House Democratic spokesman Dennis Denno
e Legislature should override the Republican
or if he vetoes the fire protection grants again.
on't think you hold communities hostage for
ing they didn't do," he said.
BERN ET
ed from Page 1
junior Jamie Babin said the Internet is a good
r students and professorsto communicate and it
es interactive learning.
tool is easy to learn and use," she said.
Idition to e-mail, Babin said the Coursetools
which allows professors to post class materials
Internet, has also made learning an easier and
rocess.
ging in classwork online, in sites like Course-
counted for 38 percent of student usage, the sec-
hest use in the survey.
urvey also found that the use of Internet is high-
ng college students than the general population,
ent versus 59 percent.
differences are mainly due to heavier usage for
ading music files, instant messaging and online
among college students, the survey stated.
IAL
ed from Page 1
area. "I've never had anything happen to me or
here, and I always lock my doors, but I'll be
autious."
Church Street structure is one of the few car-
the campus area without a parking attendant on
ut Smith still said he does not feel safety meas-
ed to be increased.
well-lit and well-trafficked. I always see cops
here," he said.
officers patrol the carport whenever they file
from incidents that occurred within the area,
said.
ther robberies have occurred at the carport over
week, according to the DPS crime log.
ever, a vehicle was broken into in the Fletcher
carport Sept. I1., and personal property was

AP PHOTC
A corpse was carried away yesterday from a shooting in Times Square In New York City that left three people dead. Police said they believe one of
the victims was romantically Involved with the gunman, who later shot himself. The shooting took place at the Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Building on Broadway near 40th Street.
Three dead afiter shooting

in

Times Square office

The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - An insurance executive called two co-
workers into his office near Times Square, shot them to death
and then killed himself yesterday morning, authorities say.
The motive was not immediately clear, but a police source told'
The Associated Press that the gunman had been romantically
involved with one of the victims.
The third victim was a man.
The gunfire erupted on the 11th floor at about 8:20 a.m., well
before most employees had arrived at Empire Blue Cross and
Blue Shield's offices on Broadway near 40th Street.
The gunman was identified by police as John Harrison, a vice
president in the insurance company's fraud investigations unit.
He was a former FBI agent who last worked in Trenton, N.J.,
before leaving the bureau in 1989, according to Sandra Carroll, a
spokeswoman for the FBI's Newark office.
Two semiautomatic handguns, a .45-caliber and a 9mm, were
found on the floor.
A third gun was also found in the office, and police believe all
three belonged to the executive.
"We heard some sounds. I thought it was maybe thunder or a
truck," said Richard Restrepo, an electrician who was working on
the ninth floor. "Twenty minutes later, my boss comes in and
says, 'Everyone out.' He saw all the cop cars in the street and
thought maybe it was a bomb scare."
The victims were identified as Vincent LaBianca and Isabel
Munoz. All three victims were found in the executive's 15-by-15-
foot corner office, police said.

"Twenty minutes later, my boss
comes in and says, 'Everyone out.' He
saw all the cop cars in the street and
thought maybe it was a bomb scare."
- Richard Restrepo
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield office electrician

A police source said a witness reported that the vice president
had called the two others into his office.
A message left at Harrison's home in New Jersey was not
returned.
Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield leases three floors in the
25-story building.
The company issued a statement late yesterday describing the
shooting as "a self-contained incident stemming from a dispute
between the three employees involved."
Maria Psomas of Bloomingdale, N.J., who works on the eighth
floor, said she moved to the New York area a year ago from Min-
neapolis.
"I've never been this close to where something like this hap-
pened," she said. "I'm hoping my parents don't hear about it."

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