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Six Mile Post Inside This Issue: ..........Future of Laptops..................p.3 ...........Fall Ball...................................p.9 ...........Turner Field.........................p.12 Voicee The Student Voicee Vol. 30, Number 2 www.fc.peachnet.edu/sixmilepost/main2.html Floyd College - Rome, Georgia October 17, 2000 News Briefs Kahn makes campaign stop at Floyd College News Briefs Ski trip coming up Dr. Ken Weatherman, pro- fessor of physical education, is By Jason Yates organizing the annual ski trip Staff Writer to make a profit also, but citi- for physical education credit zens should be allowed to this year. It is time to put an end to choose between name brand The trip will be from Jan. petty partisan politics and start and generic. 1 through Jan. 5, 2001, in working together to solve the real Kahn one day hopes to Boone, N.C. There is a choice problems that affect people today, see Claritin as an over-the- between two packages for the 7th District Congressional Candi- counter medication instead of trip. Each of the packages in- date Roger Kahn said during a being prescribed by doctors. cludes five sessions of skiing, visit to Floyd College on Oct. 3. According to both Repub- instruction with the French- Kahn spoke for approximately licans and Democrats in Con- Swiss Ski College, equipment, an hour to an open forum of stu- gress, the national debt is at slope tickets, lodging for four dents, faculty, staff and members 2.2 trillion dollars. Kahn nights and a textbook. The cost of the community about various thinks that should change. ranges from $265 to $427, de- current issues. Kahn believes that now that pending on the number of He is campaigning against in- America has a large national people per hotel room. cumbent Bob Barr. surplus from the budget that Deadline for trip registra- Kahn disagreed with Barr on the government should start tion is Dec. 1. A non-refundable several of his stands on education, to pay down the national $75 deposit is due by this date. Medicare and many other bills. He debt. Those taking the trip for aca- believes that Barr mistreated the He said that the Republi- demic credit will register for people in these areas. cans want to spend the na- PHED 1420 or PHED 1421 for According to Kahn, Barr has tional surplus on tax breaks Photo by Heather Palmer spring semester credit. constantly voted against hiring for the American people since After a thorough presentation about his campaign, Roger Kahn Tuition is in addition to the more teachers, raising funds for it is their money. takes time to answer questions in the Lakeview Building. trip fee. For more information, school lunches and more funding Kahn wants to pay down contact Weatherman at 706- on student loans. Kahn said that the debt so that if the United as strong as its defense. He wants side Military Academy in 295-6353. if he is voted into office he would States ever goes back into an eco- to increase funding for the defense Gainesville, Ga. He was born, Make a difference make the necessary changes to nomic downfall, like the Great De- so we can remain as the worlds raised, and still lives in Georgia. make the education system of pression, Americans will not have policeman. Since military mens He has two daughters and a son. On Saturday, Oct. 21, Floyd Georgia proud and one of the best a large national debt looming over lives are on the line for our coun- Kahns oldest daughter is about to College will participate in the in the country. their heads. After the debt is paid try, Kahn wants to pay them bet- make him a grandfather. Make a Difference Day service Kahn strongly believes that off, Kahn would then give what ter. With a pay increase, they Kahn lives on a farm in project at the Rome Area His- education should be cheaper for surplus is left over back to the would no longer have to use food Bartow County. In his spare time, tory Museum. From 10 a.m. to Georgians so that more kids can American taxpayers, since that stamps to get by. Kahn said he likes to tend to his 4 p.m., participants will be in- go to school. The only way to do was their money to begin with. Kahn also wants to close down cows and chickens. volved in activities such as this is to make our resources Kahn strongly wants to put an military bases that are no longer Kahn said that when he was a painting and labeling displays. [school] cheaper and hire more end to partisan politics. America relevant to our defense or welfare. child that he always dreamed of The Office of Student Life will teachers, Kahn said. needs public servants, not Repub- He wants to stop funding of mili- working for his dad and being suc- provide lunch and T-shirts. According to Kahn, Barr wants licans and Democrats, Kahn said. tary projects that were not on the cessful in the wine industry. Anyone interested in volun- to cut 553 billion dollars from the He said this is the major reason original budget plan as well. Kahn was also asked ques- teering should contact the Of- Medicare program. Kahn said that he is running for Congress. A concerned homeschool tions about the Second Amend- fice of Student Life at 706-295- he believes this hurts everyone, Kahn stated that he is graduate asked Kahn if he likes ment. Since he is a hunter, he 6363. especially senior citizens. He does tired of all the fussing, fighting the idea of homeschooling and if doesnt think gun control should Breast Cancer Month not like seniors having to choose and bickering that is going on in he would be willing to work to give be forced on law-abiding citizens. October is Breast Cancer between food and medicine since Washington and he wants to homeschool families vouchers for However, he does think that gun Awareness month. Psi Beta at medicine costs are so high. change that. their education. control should be forced on crimi- Floyd College is sponsoring an Kahn is also against the After Kahn finished his open- Kahn said he strongly believes nals and guns should be kept away awareness drive. According to Claritin Patent Extension Act be- ing statements, he opened the in homeschooling and he knows from little children. the Georgia Breast Cancer cause this would be the third time floor to questions from the 30 that these children receive a high Do you think prayer should be Coalition and Fund, one mil- their patent would be extended. members of the community who quality education; but, because it put back in school? asked one of lion women in the United According to Kahn, he owns were in attendance. is a personal choice, he can not the students in attendance. States dont know that they shares of the company that owns A student asked what Kahn support giving federal funds to a Kahn said that we need to re- have cancer. For more informa- Claritin. He wants Claritin to thought about space travel. Kahn few people who choose homeschool spect the beliefs of others and not tion on Breast Cancer and to make a profit, but there should answered that he agrees NASA instead of public school. force a particular religion on a pick up a pink ribbon to wear, also be generic medications al- (National Aeronautics and Space When asked about his per- whole body of students. He does go to the pink Psi Beta table lowed so people dont have to pay Administration) deserves a mod- sonal life and what he does in his believe that if the class or school situated in front of the Office the high cost of Claritin. est increase in funds. spare time, Kahn answered that votes on it, then student led prayer of Student Life or to the library. 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Kahn stated his position 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 campus on Monday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. in the 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 found at www.gabcc.org. For District over 13 million dollars a clearly. He believes that abortion 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 more information on Psi Beta, year. choice is between a woman, her student center. He will discuss his platform for 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Kahn says that Barr wants to doctor, and her god. re-election and take questions from the 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 contact Psi Beta adviser Dr. 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 allow Claritin a monopoly because In response to a students 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Alberta Johnson at 706-295- audience. This event is open to the Floyd College 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 they should be allowed a fair question about the national de- 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 6300. 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 community as well as area residents. 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 profit. Kahn said he wants them fense, Kahn said, A nation is only 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Page 2, SIX MILE POST, October 17, 2000 News Third annual banned book reading displays First Amendment rights By Laterah Dunham she was five years old. Venice by Shakespeare were read to be the highest motivespro- gerous of all subdiversions. It is Assistant Editor Shelia McCoy, Spanish and by LaNelle Daniel, English profes- tecting themselves, their families the one un-American act that French professor, read from Be- sor. It is hard for me to ever imag- and communities from perceived could most easily defeat us, says On Monday Sept. 25 Floyd Col- loved by Toni Morrison. This bookine Shakespeare being banned, injustices, and evil, preserving the Douglas. lege held the third Daniel said. Hamlet, values and ideals they would have annual banned Othello, King Lear, the entire society embrace. book reading to re- n ad Romeo and Books are dangerous. They member the books Juliet have also been make you think. . . feel. . . wonder. that were banned banned. Merchant of . . They make you ask questions. and censored. Venice was banned This quote can be found on the While it was because of the way banned book web site http:// only the third time that Shakespeare www.georgesuttle.com/censorship/ that FC had this portrayed Jews. He index.shtml. This web site is just event, it was the portrayed them as one of the many that explains book 19th annual event money hungry and banning and censorship. in the country. This haters of Christians. The protection of the First event took place Throughout the Amendment was the reason for from 11 a.m. until history of America, starting the banned book reading 1 p.m. in the Stu- books ha ve been every year. The First Amendment dent Center. Many banned from various protects the right to have the free- students stopped societies and schools. dom of speech, religion, peaceful by between classes. Some of these books assembly, petition, and freedom of Faculty and staff inc lude The Holy press. These rights extend to all dropped by as well. Bible , Huckleberry people no matter what their views Lynn Bacon, Finn and To Kill a are. chair of enrollment Photo by Heather Koon Moc kingbird.Why Should books really be banned management, read Dr. Nancy Applegate, associate professor of English, were so many books and censored? According to http:// from To Kill a reads from American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. banned? According to www.ala.org/bbooks/index.html, Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. http://www.luc.edu/libraries/ Supreme Court Justice, William O. Photo by Heather Koon was Lees only book and was pub- According to McCoy,Beloved was banned, some people felt that the Douglas says that books should Simon Grist, instructional lished in 1960. Bacon read from banned because it dealt with content of the books was inappro- not be banned and censored. technologist, reads from the this book because she had audi- magic and realism. priate. Most would-be book ban- Restriction of free thought preface of Farenheit 451 by tioned for the part of Scout when Excerpts from Merchant of ners act with what they consider and free speech is the most dan- Ray Bradbury. ad ad ad October 17, 2000, SIX MILE POST, Page 3 News Are laptops the future of Floyd College? Students must pay for By Jeremy Stewart laptop abuse or neglect Staff Writer One of the major issues at By Jeremy Stewart student must pay certain finan- Floyd College has become the Staff Writer cial or labor costs. laptop project and its future. According to McFry, a stu- Rob Watts, interim president The condition of the laptops dent will only pay when the of Floyd College, commented on at Floyd College is a subject that damage is obviously caused by what lies ahead for the Instruc- receives various responses from abuse or neglect. McFry says tional Technology Program (ITP) students and staff. There is a dif- some examples of when a stu- with an emphasis on flexibility ference in attitude between the dent would be responsible are a and the latest technological ad- students that use them and the cracked screen, a cracked Xircom vances. I dont see anything back- people who issue them. dongle or drink spillage. ing up; I see it moving ahead, Jason McFry, manager of the Among the students, the Watts said. help desk, believes that the laptops have gotten a similar re- Watts has appointed TACT laptops have held up well over sponse from many. Some stu- (the Technical Assessment Clear- the past three years. dents have been to the help desk inghouse Team) and the Computer He says that most students between three to five times this Office administrators to look at al- come to his department with year and find the devices slow. ternatives for the laptops. Watts problems involving getting con- Complaints ranged from e-mail pointed out that since the price of nected to the network on campus problems to battery condition- computers has gone down, stu- or to the Internet at home. McFry ing. dents are now able to acquire their relates this problem to students As for overall condition, some own laptop. Along with this choice, skipping the activation step students believe that although Watts mentioned moving with the when connecting at home. He the computers have difficulties, pace of technology with smaller also mentions that a damaged they do have good characteris- appliances. Xircom dongle or floppy disk tics. I feel that theyre too slow After alternatives have been Artwork by Jeremy Stewart drive is another problem the help and dont function like theyre WOOHOO! stated, a computer committee will desk encounters often. supposed to, but they are conve- gather input from the faculty and network for the various programs dents are on their computers, no McFry says that the same nient at times, said Amanda the students on the different to be accessible. group work can be accomplished. techniques still work when re- Barrett, a freshman computer choices. Watts then explained that Another route is wireless tech- With an infrared system, a stu- pairing the machines although information systems major from based on their findings, the com- nology. An infrared source placed dent is free to move throughout there is a different policy this Rockmart. mittee will discuss different alter- in each classroom will transmit the classroom without any restric- year. McFry said that he has heard natives. By next fall, a new pro- server and software information to tions. When the college decided to the complaints and agrees that gram will be ready for all stu- a receiver inside the computer. As for the laptops that the stu- use laptops, their provider, Arsys the laptops do need a facelift but dents. This service is currently being con- dents use now, Watts said that Innotech, signed a three-year considers the circumstances. By Among the alternatives, some sidered for use at the new Bartow they will stay in use as long as warranty. This warranty allowed next fall a new step in the tech- of the newest technology will be campus. they are still good or they will be any damage not done by the stu- nology program will be taken considered. One device is smaller An advantage of the infrared put up for sale in the bookstore. dent to their laptop to be re- and spending a large amount of than the laptop since it does not devices is that they allow for more Watts has a goal for Floyd Col- paired at no cost. Now, however, money on the laptops now would come with a hard drive. Instead, flexibility in the classrooms. lege students: We want our stu- that warranty has ended and the not be efficient. all the hard drive information is Watts commented that the dents not only to leave here with online. In other words, the com- seating arrangement in a class is a good education, but also ready puter must be connected to the now set in a way that, if all stu- to use the latest technology." Play hookie the legal way CAST YOUR By Melissa Allen Kiser, assistant professor of math Staff Writer and computer sciences, who will grade it. Students who possess suffi- cient computer skills in the areas of Outlook, Internet Explorer, Students will be notified via e- mail as to their exemption. Kiser says, Students should VOTE!!!!! Word and PowerPoint have the op- be aware, however, that exempt- Visit portunity to exempt the Floyd Col- ing this class does not give them www.fc.peachnet.edu/ lege Computer Studies Class two hours of credit. It only satis- (FCCS 1100). fies the computer literacy require- sixmilepost/ ad An exemption test can be ment. They will need to take an- main2.html to cast taken by appointment only in the other course from Area B. Area B your vote in SMP's testing center. is described in the Floyd College Students will be asked mul- Catalog as a part of the core for mock presidential tiple choice questions over the transfer students. election. above areas. Afterwards, students The library has available vid- Current results will be given a topic which they eos on Windows and Microsoft must research quickly on-line and Outlook for students taking the are write a short paper on their find- test. Gore 45% ings. This will demonstrate their Videos for the other areas are Bush 54% knowledge of word processor and currently in production and search skills. should be available soon. Watch for final Upon completion, the finished Interested students should results in next SMP. test will be given to Jimmy Barnes, contact Phyllis Chunn in the test- associate professor of math and ing center at 706-802-5318 or computer sciences, or Harriet email@example.com. Page 4, SIX MILE POST, October 17, 2000 News Floyd College celebrates three decades of education By Bonnie Turner administration, Bill Beeler, air Three other campuses fol- for her language lab. College. The laptops have only Staff Writer conditioning mechanic, and Lynn lowed. The North Metro campus No smoking in classrooms is been a requirement for three Mills, the administrative secre- was established in 1989. Heritage another huge change. In 1990, years. Floyd College is now entering tary of the physical plant. Hall was opened in 1994 and smoking inside the building was Although many changes have its 30th year of existence. Many Dr. Jim Cook, another member Haralson was added to this list restricted to smoking in desig- occurred, The Old Red Kimono and changes have occurred over the of the original faculty, retired this two years later in 1996. nated areas, which eventually led the Six Mile Post have been a con- last three decades. summer as professor of history, The school has moved from a to smoking inside Floyd College stant throughout the years. Both Since the college opened in the but is still using his office to work building downtown that used to be buildings being banned altogether. were started in 1972 and have con- fall of 1970, its population, teach- on a book. Harbin Clinic to the spacious cam- We used to have signs that tinued to offer an outlet for stu- ers and technology have changed. When Floyd College first pus it now occupies. said: 'Do not spit in the trashcans.' dents and faculty since then. Teachers and staff have come opened in the fall of 1970 the en- People used to make fun of us Now we have signs that say: Although, according to Sandy and gone. Some have stayed. rollment was 544 students. This for being in the old rabies clinic, 'Please smoke only in designated Briscar, director of public informa- Among those faculty and staff fall, 2,091 students enrolled. says McCoy. areas', McCoy says. Each desk tion at Floyd College, no celebra- that have been at Floyd College As population rates increased, According to McCoy, the school had cup holders and an ashtray tion for the 30th anniversary has since the beginning are Sheila other campuses were constructed. had cardboard desks and very built into the back of it. been planned at this point, many McCoy, professor of languages, Dr. The first new site was in little technology. She had to carry Laptops, a recent addition, faculty members may take time to Tom Berry, professor of business Cartersville in 1988. around a little tape recorder to use have been a huge change for Floyd reminisce. Photo by Heather Koon Looking at the Floyd College central campus in the year 2000, no one would ever be able to tell that the college started in an old rabies clinic. Physical Therapist Assistant Program ad Open House ad Thursday, Nov. 9 7-9 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Room 272 415 East Third Ave. Downtown Rome Call (706) 802-5017 for more information ad grant funding oriented. per year to $5,100 per year. Pro- tuition plans to allow for tax-free oriented, while Bush seems to be freshmen an increase from $3,300 link college savings and pre-paid Democrat Republican affordable. Gore is savings plans students. The plan would give proposal's name. This plan would ent approaches in making college increased Pell Grant to first year Tuition Savings plan is the They also take two very differ- One such plan is to offer an similar to his first. A National tion. ment. Gores second plan is very about the future of college educa- funding, and promote achieve- for education. Both candidates are concerned plans to lower tuition, raise grant free provided the money is used education. Proposed by Bush are several lege. 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Why isn't there more of it? the only people that have ferent from themselves. Acceptance can solve a Editor not experienced acceptance If there was more accep- lot of problems here on earth. By simply not judg- I am writing to express than ever it is pertinent that in society. People who are in tance in our society, the rate ing a person, a lot of hurt my concern for the future. I we vote. We must make the the minority all together of suicides would probably and distress can be pre- have observed that politi- decisions now that will af- have experienced this atti- decrease. vented. cians are appealing specifi- fect us later. College fund- tude. There are instances The one thing that I cally to older adults more so ing is a big issue for me, as In my family I have when we should not accept just do not understand is than young adults. I do not well as some of you. With all people that are deaf, blind, things. If we know that why people cannot just say, understand the reasoning the money that is being al- Laterah Dunham paralyzed and many more. someone or something is Hey, they are different behind this thinking. We are located, dont you think we They could all tell stories of dangerous to society, it from me. So what!? Maybe the future, my fellow stu- deserve a little more to help Assistant Editor not being accepted just be- should not be accepted. their difference can teach dents. It is our duty as adult finance our education? In cause they are different. However, when we do not me something about my- citizens of this country to short, I am pleading that ev- When my mother, who is accept someone solely be- self. I have no reason to vote. Politicians need to ery young adult get out and I was sitting in the stu- deaf, and I walk through the cause we do not agree with judge them yet. Many know that our generation vote. I urge you to vote on dent center the other day mall or go out to eat, we of- his or her particular people probably never has an opinion. Throughout Nov. 7. Please remember our and I happened to over- ten receive rude stares and lifestyle, then there is a think this thought. our lives, people older than future is in your hands. hear a conversation be- comments. Adults yank problem. Judge not for you too us have made our decisions tween friends. This small their children away and I have friends that are shall be judged, Matthew for us. We are adults now group was talking about scold them for being curious. homosexual. They have told 7:1. This verse is talking and we need to step up and how much they disliked They act as if their child will me stories about hate about Gods judgment of us. be heard. We do have opin- homosexuals. The conver- catch deafness for merely crimes and things that have He sees everything that we ions. We matter more than sation was full of negative wanting to understand why been done to them that do and knows every ever. comments and ideas about these people were talking could have been avoided. thought that enters our As of late, I have noticed homosexuals. with their hands. They have received hate let- heads. This verse can also that all politicians are try- I sat there and thought People may not accept ters condemning them to be taken into the context ing to appeal to the older to myself, Who are they to others because they are hell. They have been at- to where others are judg- citizens. Medicare, Medicaid judge? scared to ask questions tacked in the hallway of ing us as we judge them. and Social Security are im- I understand if a per- about someones lifestyle or their school and blamed for When we judge some- portant issues, but so are son is uncomfortable with disability. the fight. They have been one, we can rest assured college funding, tax reduc- a lifestyle, but they should Some people hide this kicked out of classrooms that someone is judging us tion and the environment. be more accepting of the fear by making rude com- when other people have and making an opinion of These are issues we, as person. This attitude of ments and by being deroga- caused problems. what kind of person we are. young adults, must face in non-acceptance is what tive towards others. This All these things hap- Accept people and see the next four years. More pushes people to drastic attitude does not help them pened to them because measures such as suicide. learn about others or begin people could not accept what happens. Life may Jesse Bishop Homosexuals are not to accept that others are dif- them for who they were. get easier for us all. Biology major 6MPost@mail.fc.peachnet.edu Are credit card companies targeting students? Six Mile Post It seems like in this day in main offer that convinces the Now, why is it that at first age that anywhere a person majority of college students credit card companies seem to goes, many places take credit because it encourages them to be pro college students getting cards. And with this growing spend more money to receive good deals and advantages, but The Student Voice rate of use, everyone seems to be applying for his or her own air travel. This plan shows great in- when they fall into debt, as if they were almost pushed, the credit card(s). telligence by the card compa- companies seem to quickly Editor................................................................................. Mike Parker With the new school year nies. Telling college students to feast upon the mistakes of the Assistant Editors (Print)................ Laterah Dunham, Colter Wallace Assistant Editor (Online).................................................Dayna Aston already in effect, many stu- go out and spend more money students? Chief Photographer.........................................................Heather Koon dents might have found that to earn sky miles is dangerous Apparently, the only reason Business Manager.................................................................John King there are a few necessities that to the minds of students. that credit card companies give Business Staff.................................................................Angela Patten require the use of a credit card. With the growing number special promotions and offers Photographers.............................Crystal Hightower, Heather Palmer These requirements include of college students getting to students is because they Staff Writers..................Melissa Allen, Jesse Bishop, Dixie Bowman, ordering books, paying for tu- credit cards, the current aver- plan on profiting on the mis- Shon Brown, Bryan Lord, April Morris, Ashley Murray, ition, and even the require- age number of credit cards per takes of the students. Leslie Pledger, Julianna Smith, Adam Stanley, Jeremy ment that a student just needs student is 3.2, according to A person would think Stewart, Bonnie Turner, Jason Yates to own one. www.visa.com. And with stu- that after so many faults those Artists..................................................Brooke Worley, Jeremy Stewart Why is it that credit card dents possessing numerous students would get with the Adviser...........................................................................Kristie Kemper Assistant Adviser................................................................Fred Green companies seem to target col- cards, they begin to lose track program and not fall in the Online Technical Consultant......................................Jeannie Blakely lege students? of how much they spend fall- same hole that they have so Photography Consultant................................................George Pullen All credit card companies ing into a large debt. many times before. advertise great deals that en- Also according to If the credit card companies The Six Mile Post (named after the old railroad station tice students to apply. Most www.visa.com, the average did not have the opportunity to and trading post that was once located where the college is companies come with a low in- debt for students with a credit collect an extensive amount of now) publishes six print and seven online issues a year and troductory rate, usually card is $1,843. Nine percent of interest funds from students, is funded through student activity fees and ad revenue. around 6 percent. These rates students have a credit card then they would decrease the Letters to the Editor may be brought to the SMP Office, seem to be a good deal. debt between $3,000 and number of promotions and of- mailed electronically to 6MPost@mail.fc.peachnet.edu, or Some cards even offer sky $7,000. Also, five percent have fers. mailed to Editor, Six Mile Post, P.O. Box 1864, Rome, GA miles, where if a person spends more than $7,000 in credit card And when this happens, 30162-1864. Although names will be withheld by request, let- money, that amount earns sky debt. All these debts have it would indirectly stop mak- ters must be signed by the author. Publication and editing of miles to be redeemed for air caused the credit card limit to ing college students a target for letters will be at the discretion of the editors. travel. This is probably the fall to $3,683 per student. credit card companies. October 17, 2000, SIX MILE POST, Page 7 Opinions The secret life of a potential Student Poll jury member is finally revealed By Dixie Bowman to not withhold from the lawyers case, etc.) and if no one answers What is the scariest movie Staff Writer any evidence about myself that may prejudice me for or against a the questions negatively, that 14 it is. The lawyers do not make that you’ve ever seen? Why? Jury Duty can interfere with case. The jurors were then sepa- rated into different jury pools. strikes. I thought for sure my time had come. work, family life and school re- Each pool was assigned to a dif- The week crawled by the same sponsibilities. But it is our duty as ferent courtroom. After that, we as before, with juries getting citizens of the United States to were dismissed for 20 minutes. called and me not on them. I was The scariest movie that I have serve on juries. Everyone has the Upon returning, jury selection glad when my week ended. Just ever seen is Ernest Scared Stupid. right to trial by a jury of his or her for the first civil case began. The because you get summoned for Ive never seen a more funky look- peers. To exercise that right, clerk called 24 names for the law- jury duty doesnt necessarily mean ing troll, and the little wooden people of the public have to be yers to choose from. Alas, I wasnt you will actually serve, but it is dolls scared the crap out of me. summoned to serve. one of the first 24 to be called. The interesting just being there. It was Going into the first day of my lawyers for each side then began nothing like on TV, but in real life, week-long term of jury service I their questioning of the potential is anything ever like on TV? I cant was nervous and excited. I pic- jurors. This was a long but ex- wait until I am summoned again. tured LA Law, The Practice, and tremely interesting process. I Maybe then my time to serve will Jason Yates all of the other court based TV couldnt wait for my selection time come. Computer Science shows. I assumed too much for to come. county superior court. The lawyers decided on their Monday morning I arrived at 12 jurors, not including me, and the courthouse, went through afterwards the rest of us were dis- I would have to say the movie, tight security involving metal de- missed and told to call the clerks What Lies Beneath. I thought it tectors, filled out paperwork and office to find out when to report was very scary because there was was pointed towards the correct the next day. I didnt have to re- no comic relief. I was constantly courtroom. The room was filled port until 1:30 p.m., which meant on the edge of my seat. with 100 other potential jurors, I could actually make my lab. court officers and lawyers. When All potential jurors were back we all had to rise for Judge Rich- in the same courtroom to select a ard Sutton as he entered the jury for a new civil case. I waited Wanda Jones courtroom, I felt a sense of famil- in anticipation for my name to be Registered Nursing iarity with the whole process. The called, but again it wasnt. The judge addressed the courtroom lawyers again questioned the po- The scariest movie I have ever and went over the rules of jury be- tential jurors and made their de- seen is Scary Movie. I cannot be- havior with all the jurors. cision and we were dismissed un- lieve the film companies and pro- Sandra Galloway, the county til the next day. ducers allowed such vulgar pic- clerk, called the roll of jurors to On Wednesday, the court began tures to be displayed on the big make sure everyone had shown criminal cases. In this case they screen. up. Then came the best part, the call 14 jurors(the normal 12 and swearing in of all of us jurors. two alternates), ask a few ques- Holding up my right hand, I swore tions (such as do you know the to tell the truth to the lawyers, to person, is there any moral reason try cases according to the law, and you cant come to judgment on this (Artwork by Brooke Worley) Ashley Stone Nursing The scariest movie that I have ever seen is Candyman II. It was It is up to the students to change a horrible trend just really scary. By Cathy Cox elections official. Nearly every- Political scientists predict Secretary of State where I go, I talk to citizens about that the 2000 elections may turn Guest Writer the need to participate in the elec- out to be the most important to tions process. [But] there is one take place in our lifetime. For one Last July, only 26 percent of segment of the population that of the few times in history, con- Casey Sims Georgias 3.5 million registered has proven difficult to reach: our trol of all three branches of the English voters turned out for the 2000 states 18 to 24 year-old voters. federal government is at stake. General Primary election. To help reverse this disturbing The federal government put into Unfortunately, low voter trend, last year I held a series of place following the November turnout is nothing new to Geor- meetings with college students election may decide whether to The scariest movie that I have gia. Simply put, not enough Geor- from throughout Georgia. . . . We keep paying interest on student seen was the Exorcist. I thought gians vote. In fact, Georgia typi- learned that most young voters, loans, whether Internet com- it was really scary because the cally ranks 48th in the nation in many of whom are college stu- merce will be taxed and whether little girl masturbates with the the percentage of eligible adults dents, dont think their vote makes to re-institute the draft. crucifix. who take part in the electoral a difference. Many say they will Dont miss the opportunity to process. Not once in Georgias vote when they are older, when the have your say on these important history have more than 50 per- issues really affect their lives. Oth- issues Nov. 7! cent of eligible citizens partici- ers told us they feel disconnected pated in an election. from the political process and Danny Vale As Georgias Secretary of dont believe in politicians or un- Business Administration State, I serve as our states chief Photos by Heather Palmer derstand many of the issues. Page 8, SIX MILE POST, October 17, 2000 Features Pingpong Tournament ‘Cyber’chondriacs can visit Oct. 18-20 in the central campus the Cyber Clinic to get game room answers to their questions Sign up in the Student Life Office By Shon Brown Student Life will soon create Staff Writer a clinic complete with a computer today! for students to get online and ac- For many students health care cess this link. means nothing, but it will soon The online service has been up take on a whole new look into the and running since August. world of students health. Also, the clinic will provide According to Gail Bentley in bandages, aspirin, and Tylenol for the Student Life Office, a new web students. This part of the clinic site called CYBER CLINIC will soon be available, but there ONLINE is online now to answer are a lot of legal strings that have many of the students health ques- to be straightened out before tions. medicine can be issued to stu- The link also has a department dents. Ask the Doctor. This link is go- The clinic was formed was be- ing to give students a chance to cause many students would come ask a real doctor questions about into the Student Life Office in or- health-related topics. The der to get medical care. students answer will then be The students seemed to feel emailed to his or her personal that this should be a free service email account. The name of the since the school charges an activ- student or the question the stu- ity fee. dent asks will not be available to Check this web site out at the public. www.fc.peachnet.edu/cyberclinic. ad Photo by Heather Koon Gail Bentley (left), Norma Murphy(middle) and Samantha Pierce pose in the future site of the Cyber Clinic. “Muttie Fest” est” Fest Rome-Floyd Humane Society Benefit Presented by Southwind Sound Oct. 19, 2000 at 6:30 p.m. Free concert of original music Sam's Club Parking Lot 2550 Redmond Circle Please bring own chair and keep your human on a leash. Donations will be accepted. ad Floyd College Students Drink Coca-Cola! 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The 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Life, a prom was held each year 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 consist of current and old school 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 leasing the playlist, which will secretary of the Office of Student 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 special events for SGA, is not re- According to Gail Bentley, the 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 dents. 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Jason Yates, vice president of 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 college student, Bentley said. mote socialization among stu- 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 www.fc.peachnet.edu/sixmilepost/main2.html 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 cial level, what it means to be a Ball as an activity that would pro- 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Atlanta, who suggested the Fall 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 dents should understand, on a so- 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Photos are included. 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These dances 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 that students from four-year per couple. 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 of camaraderie or community Admittance is $3 per person or $5 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 College student to lack the sense p.m. in the Lakeview Auditorium. 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Bentley feels it is easy for a Floyd place on Oct. 26, from 7 p.m to 10 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 ing to school from other counties, ment Association (SGA), will take Pig 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 ing full time and many commut- presented by the Student Govern- 4 2 0 8 6 4 2 0 8 6 4 2 2 0 8 6 4 2 0 8 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 With so many students work- The Intergalactic Fall Ball, 98765432121098765○ 3○ 1○ 9○ 7○ 5○ 3○ 1○ 9○ 7○ 5○ 3○ 1○ 1○ 9○ 7○ 5○ 3○ 1○ 9○ 76543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 to the game room. schools. 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Staff Writer 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 cated in room F-104, which is next and students from the local high 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 swing by the Student Life Office lo- both Berry and Shorter College, By Adam Stanley 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Kiss a 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 It’s intergalactic and out of sight 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Features October 17, 2000 SIX MILE POST, Page 9 Page 10, SIX MILE POST, October 17, 2000 Features Peppermint Patties Cooking with Colter Cartersville campus has pizza party By Ashley Murray lowed by a second at 6 p.m. Welcome to the wonderful world of Chef Colter Wallace. I will be Staff Writer The student activity fee pays your cook from now on. I plan on cooking some fabulous recipes for ev- for the event. Students will be able eryone. It is my job not only to cook and give out the recipe, but also to On Oct. 20, the Floyd College to see the funds put to use. fill everyone in on what they are in for. So get ready for some great dishes. Cartersville campus will be hold- As the first coordinated Wow! There is not much one can say about this recipe. Most people ing its first annual pizza party. event for the Cartersville campus know exactly how this tastes, smells and looks. This recipe yields a great There will be two different this year, it will be a chance for All-American treat that can be found at any nearby restaurant. These times to accommodate everyones students to mingle outside of great treats can now be made in your very own home. This recipe makes schedule: the first at noon, fol- classes. a plentiful amount of savory treats that can fulfill the cravings of an entire family. With their mint-like taste and fresh smell, they are perfect for after dinner snacks, chasing away bad breath. So with this in mind, and that inner-child craving for candy, cut out this recipe and keep on 121098765432109876543210987654321 cooking. 121098765432109876543210987654321 Chef Colter Wallace 121098765432109876543210987654321 121098765432109876543210987654321 121098765432109876543210987654321 AD 121098765432109876543210987654321 Master Chef 121098765432109876543210987654321 121098765432109876543210987654321 121098765432109876543210987654321 121098765432109876543210987654321 121098765432109876543210987654321 121098765432109876543210987654321 Ingredients 3¼ c (14 oz) confectioners sugar 2 tbsp plus 1-teaspoon water 1 tbsp light corn syrup 1 tsp fresh lemon juice ¼ tsp peppermint extract 6 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened) Directions Sift confectioners sugar into bowl of a standing electric mixer or a large bowl. In a small bowl stir together water, corn syrup, lemon juice, and extract and add to sugar. With a standing or hand-held electric mixer beat together sugar mixture until combined. On a work surface knead mixture into a ball (mixture will be very stiff). With a rolling pin, applying pressure, roll out mixture between sheets of wax paper into a 9-inch round (about 1/4 inch thick). Remove top sheet of wax paper from round and replace it loosely. Flip over wax paper-enclosed round and remove and discard sheet of wax paper now on top (this process prevents round from sticking to wax paper). Let round stand at room temperature until edges are firm, about 4 hours. Round may be AD made 1 week ahead and chilled on a tray, both tray and round wrapped together in plastic wrap. Bring round to room temperature before proceeding with recipe. Oil a large baking sheet and line with wax paper. With a 1 1/4-inch cutter cut out patties from round, transferring them as cut to baking sheet. Temper chocolate. (Alternatively, chop chocolate and, in a double boiler or a small metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, melt chocolate, stirring until smooth.) Balance one patty on a fork (do not spear) and submerge in chocolate (if necessary, spoon chocolate over patty to evenly coat). Holding patty on fork over chocolate, shake off any excess chocolate from patty and return patty to baking sheet. Submerge and coat remaining patties in same manner. Chill peppermint patties on baking sheet, uncovered, until firm, about 1 hour. Peppermint patties keep, layered between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container and chilled, 1 month. Experiment with your favorite cookie cutters to create original patty shapes. Makes about 36 peppermint patties. Counseling & career services sponsors Health & Science career day By Karen Pruett careers, students will also have Kennesaw State University, Geor- Counselor the opportunity to learn about ca- gia State University, Coosa Valley reers in human service fields such Technical College and Mercer. Counseling and career ser- as gerontology and social work. Hospitals and human service AD vices is sponsoring a Health Sci- There will be representatives organizations that will be repre- ence and Human Service Career in attendance from Floyd College, sented include Northwest Georgia Day on Oct. 18 in the student cen- local colleges and universities and Regional Hospital, Redmond Re- ter from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. local hospitals and human service gional Hospital, Floyd Medical This is a great opportunity for organizations to answer questions Center, Renaissance Marquis and students and members of the com- and provide information. the Floyd County Department of munity to learn more about ca- Some of the colleges and uni- Family and Childrens Services. reers in health sciences, such as versities that will be represented Dont miss this opportunity to nursing, dental hygiene, physical include: Jacksonville State Uni- learn more about a career that therapy assisting, speech therapy, versity, The State University of may be perfect for you. Also, mark respiratory therapy and mental West Georgia, Georgia Baptist your calendar for the Business health. College of Nursing, Medical Col- and Technology Career Day sched- In addition to health science lege of Georgia, Life University, uled for Nov. 15. October 17, 2000, SIX MILE POST, Page 11 Entertainment The good, the bad and the ugly of new fall TV shows By Mike Parker Tucker will definitely come wives of the main characters. Both Editor through. Catch this show Monday are both fairly fresh faces on the FOX nights at 8:30 p.m. screen, but thats not necessarily Fall is here and basically all that means is, you have an excuse to a good thing. It just seems the two stay inside out of the cold and sit on your lazy butt watching women dont belong on the show. Theyre not bad actors, they just Dark Angel primetime television. Of course this only applies if youve finished your homework, right? CBS dont mix well with OMalley and Clark. At first, I thought Batgirl got Well, what good would TV be if it didnt have new shows to throw Just say no, dear. Dont waste a new name. Then, I thought this at you every once in a while? This season is absolutely loaded with new shows. What makes it interesting is the fact that just about every new show is claiming to be the new number one show. Hey, Yes, Dear your time watching this show. Sure, the first couple of shows would be another horrible muscle chick show like Buffy the Vampire might draw a laugh or two, but the Slayer. there can only be one number one show but the race sure is close. If youve got an easy funny newness of the group will wear off Well, the girl is like a super- NBC Tucker bone, you might get a couple of laughs out of this show. Its not leaving only a horrible attempt at comedy every Monday night. hero, and she does open a can every once in a while, but it turns really all that clever and it doesnt out that Dark Angel, which pre- Does NBC have an answer for have the solid comedian that miered Oct. 3, is in a class of its Foxs successful Malcolm in the makes you laugh even when you own. I guess when James Ed Middle? You bet your big screen television they do. NBC has been know whats coming. And let me be the first to say you will know ABC Cameron, the creator of Termina- tor and Titanic, comes to televi- With a name as simple as Ed, desperate for a quality comedy whats coming. The show is way sion, a good show is expected. In this show has just got to be good. show with a teen as its star for a too predictable. Monday Night Football fact, Dark Angel just might get my Let me assure you, it is. while now. Tucker, which pre- Yes, Dear is the basic sitcom vote for best new show of the year. Ed comes complete with every- miered Monday, Oct. 2, just might about parents raising their chil- Monday Night Football is Dark Angel takes place about thing from a theme song by the be the answer. The last so-called dren and the funny little problems nothing new; in fact its been 20 years down the road. Terrorists Foo Fighters to a town with a youthful bunch to grace NBC was that children bring about. Theres around for a long time. So, why is have hit America with a nuclear name of Stuckeyville. Friends and in all actuality theyre absolutely nothing new here. it worth mentioning in this new magnetic pulse causing a great The show obviously centers racking up the years themselves. The only reason this show show review? Well, there are two depression. There are many char- around the character Ed Stevens The show is about a young might draw an audience is be- reasons actually. acters in the show, but the main (Tom Cavanagh) who is a lawyer teenage boy named Tucker Pierce cause of the fact it airs on Mon- The first is because Im a huge character, Max, is a super-devel- that decides to move back to his (Eli Marienthal) and his mother days at 8:30, right before Every- Monday Night Football fan. oped human grown in a testing hometown Stuckeyville, Ohio af- Jeannie Pierce (Noelle Black) who body Loves Raymond. Even so, I Whether its my favorite team center. She, along with a few other ter he gets fired from his firm in have to move in with Jeannies have a feeling that viewers will playing or two teams nobody cares super humans, escaped when they New York and finds his wife cheat- older sister, Claire Wennick (Katey find something else to tune in to about, Im up until the very last were nine years old. Now, her ing on him with the mailman. Sagal) and her family be- during that 8:30 spot. snap. makers are tracking her down When he gets there, he falls in cause the father left them for an- Mike OMalley plays one of The second is because of the while she is trying to track down love with an old high school crush other woman. The two sisters are the main characters, Jimmy new announcer, Dennis Miller. To her escapee comrades. And on top Carol Vessey (Julie Bowen) and extremely competitive, but always Hughes. God help him as he tries be honest, Dennis Millers stand of all that, she is trying lead a buys a bowling alley only to turn seem to get along overall. to make a name for himself on the up comedy is not all that funny. quiet life without having to help it in to the worlds first bowling Tucker is in love with the next sitcom scene. You might remem- He might be funny if you didnt people in need. alley/law firm. How in the world door neighbor McKenna Reed ber him as the ESPN commercial have to have a doctorate to under- The story line is great, but did they come up with that one? (Alison Lohman) and has to put guy a few years back. He was the stand his jokes. there is only one little problem. Usually comedy-dramas are up with a psycho cousin named fanatic sports memorabilia collec- Fortunately for football fans, The show might be a little too de- horrible because of bad acting, bad Leon Wennick (Nathan Lawrence) tor. The commercials were hilari- Miller has toned it down quite a pendent on the story line. How can writing, horrible story lines or a who is constantly roughing him up ous, but unfortunately, OMalley bit and is actually quite funny they do a show every week with- combination of all three. The story or messing with him somehow. doesnt transfer to sitcoms very proving to be a great addition to out progressing further into the line for Ed certainly is catching, The two cousins, like their moth- well. The Mike OMalley Show, the announcing crew, which in- story? Sooner or later she has to but even more impressive is the ers, smooth things out to get along which aired all of two times, cludes Al Michaels and Dan Fouts. run into her comrades. charming acting of all the cast with each other. should be proof of that. Hey, I like Unlike boring Boomer Jessica Alba plays the main members. When its all said and done, OMalley, but this is not it. Esiason, last years new an- character Max. It looks like this Ed will certainly be one of the Tucker is outright hilarious. Anthony Clark plays one of the nouncer who was fired and rightly is the perfect character for her. She highlights of NBCs new lineup Theres just no other way to put other main characters, Greg so, Miller should stick around for has a slender muscular physique, this year and should be the kind it. Warner. Clark is a fairly funny a while. big dark eyes, and dark hair. These of show that will last because of In addition to being very funny, stand up comedian. You might re- Football fans know what time characteristics parallel her its wide target audience. the show is very clever in terms of member him from Boston Com- to catch Monday Night Football, characters attitude, which is dark When the award shows start the characters. Every character mon a few years ago. If youve ever but if you don't really like football and mysterious. handing out awards, expect Ed to seems natural and they all blend seen it or its re-runs, you know and just want to hear Miller's foot- Dark Angel may not be for ev- grab a couple of them. in together like theyve been to- why it was cancelled. ball jokes, kick off is 9 p.m. every eryone, but if you like non-stop You can catch Ed at 9 p.m. ev- gether for years. The two women, Jean Louisa Monday night during football sea- action and a clever story line, tune ery Sunday. If you need a good laugh, Kelly and Liza Snyder play the son. in to Fox every Tuesday at 9 p.m. The Mummy to start movie series By Melissa Allen shown in the solarium of the Rome The showings are FREE to all. Staff Writer campus. Everyone is invited to attend. The first show is at 11:30 a.m. In addition to the Halloween Periodically, Floyd College Those students not able to come movie, Floyd College will also be puts a popular movie on display to the mornings show can catch a showing a Christmas movie on for the faculty and students en- later show at 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. joyment. The official times for the movie National Lampoons Christmas With Halloween approaching, to be shown are 11:30 a.m. and 4 Vacation is the selected movie and Floyd College is getting in to the p.m.; however, according to Gail students will be allowed to request spirit of things. Bently, secretary of the office of another viewing time for this The upcoming movie is guar- student life, any student who showing also. anteed to send chills down your wishes to see the movie at another For more information, contact spine. time should make a request in the Student Life at 706-295-6363 or On Oct. 25 The Mummy will be student life office. come by the Office of Student Life. Page 12, SIX MILE POST, October 17, 2000 Sports What’s going on with Floyd College intramurals? Turner Field of dreams By Leslie M. Pledger The Tae-Bo class and the Fit By M. Adam Stanley to-date amenities to offer fans that more than 200 objects from Bos- Staff Writer program are made up of mostly Staff Writer come early. ton, Milwaukee and Atlanta. Two faculty and staff. However, there Scouts Alley is located near main attractions of the museum Floyd offers many intramurals is one student in Tae-Bo and 25 Cold beer, cold beer, the the west pavilion of the Plaza be- are the 1995 World Series trophy for the students to participate in. students in the Fit program. beerman chants over the bellow hind the lower left field seats. and Hank Aarons historic 715th Basketball, which started on The Fall Intramurals Banquet, of noisy fans who have congre- Scouts Alley teaches the fine art home run bat and ball. Oct. 10, is currently going on and for everyone who participated in gated here at Turner Field, once of scouting, incorporating original From the Chophouse (an it will last until Oct. 31. fall intramurals, will be held on again, to support their beloved scouting reports of renowned 8000-square foot, two-level pub), Another event that will be tak- Nov. 15. Bravos. The sugary fragrance of Braves looking ing place is coed flag football. It In the spring, softball, beach cotton candy blends with the bit- players out over will start today, Oct. 17 and will volleyball, tennis and basketball ter stench of spilt beer as the with skill t h e run though Nov. 14. will all be played. These sports will crowd emits one ear splitting games checker- Turkey Day Walk/Run will be start right after Christmas break. cheer when Chipper Jones, the l i k e board held on Nov. 15 at the lake. According to Mathis, every Braves star third baseman, rifles Outta the grass of Intramurals coordinator David week 170 faculty, staff and stu- a mammoth double into right- P a r k , the play- Mathis said, The point of this dents participate in intramural center that bounces off the wall. Power ing field, event is simple. You estimate how activities every week. Since Turner Field opened in Pitcher, the view long it will take you to walk, run Sign your team up via e-mailat 1997, it has seen its share of ex- In Con- is grand. or a combo of both around the firstname.lastname@example.org, or citing moments: playoffs in trol and Although lake.The person closest to their es- if you dont have a team, sign up 97,98, and 99; a World Series in Throwin s o m e timated time will win a $25 gift individually and you will be placed 99; and the 71 st All-Star Game. Heat. seats at certificate from Hickory Hams. on a team. As you park and walk down Braves Turner The Fit program, formerly the All games are held inside the Hank Aaron Drive toward Turner Memo- Field are Walk/Run Club, is now in effect gym or outside near the tennis Field, the first thing visible is the r i e s , cheap and will run through Nov. 10. courts. 100-foot diameter photograph of Rookie Artwork by Brooke Worley seats," no Tae-Bo is also being taught For more information, call Aarons actual 715 th homerun C a r d , seat is a Monday through Thursday of ev- Mathis or Bridgette Stewart at ball. It stands like a monolith in Peach Pitch and Big Hitters, bad seat. And if you are lucky ery week. 295-6353. the twilight, beckoning baseball where fans can test their swing enough to pick up a couple of dug- fans from all over the Southeast. against a major league fastball, out level tickets, whether from Outside the plaza, just inside are some of the games at Turner the box office or from the scalp- the gates of Turner Field, is Field. ers who lurk outside the gates, Monument Grove. Statues of Tooner Field is a climate con- youre in for an interactive expe- Hank Aaron, Phil Niekro and Ty trolled atmosphere where children rience. Foul balls and flying bats Cobb which originally stood at can meet, and even get their pic- frequently penetrate the crowd. Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, ture taken with Scooby Doo, Occasionally a home run ball are scattered among new statues George Jetson or another one of makes its way into the crowd as of the five Braves whose num- their favorite Cartoon Network well. bers have been retired: Hank characters. As the Team of the 90s Aaron, Warren Spahn, Eddie Located on the northwest side progresses into the 21st century, Mathews, Phil Niekro and Dale of Turner Fields plaza is the Ivan Turner Field is a suitable arena Murphy. Allen, Jr. Braves Museum and for the Braves to har- Turner Field is a modern Hall of Fame. The 4000-square vest and showcase new talent. ballpark with an old-fashioned foot museum sketches Braves his- After their loss to the St. Louis feel. Although it is reminiscent of tory, focuses on important events Cardinals in the 2000 Division such predecessors as the Polo and displays crucial artifacts of Championship series, the Braves Grounds, Ebbets Field, and Old the team. must regroup and try again next Comiskey Park, it has many up- The Braves Museum contains year, and the next and the next. Keep up with your favorite sports at ad www.espn.com or www.cnnsi.com ad Photo by Crystal Hightower Chez Ely shoots a jumper while Tom Warren boxes out Shane Porter in the post for the rebound.
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