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                                            The Student Voicee
Vol. 30, Number 2                                      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
                                      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 “world’s raised, and still lives in Georgia.
                                      make the education system of          pression, Americans will not have policeman.” Since military men’s 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- Kahn’s 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
                                      especially senior citizens. He does   tired of all the fussing, fighting the idea of homeschooling and if doesn’t 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 don’t 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 don’t 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.        Kahn said that if Claritin is          Kahn was then asked a ques- he went to high school at River- and devotions would be allowed.
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more information on Psi Beta,         year.                                 choice is between a woman, her         student center. He will discuss his platform for
                                          Kahn says that Barr wants to      doctor, and her god.                   re-election and take questions from the
contact Psi Beta adviser Dr.
                                      allow Claritin a monopoly because          In response to a student’s
Alberta Johnson at 706-295-                                                                                        audience. This event is open to the Floyd College
                                      “they should be allowed a fair        question about the national de-
                                                                                                                   community as well as area residents.
                                      profit.” Kahn said he wants them      fense, Kahn said, “A nation is only
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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 motives—pro-          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
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,
Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988.               Supreme Court Justice, William O.                      Photo by Heather Koon
was Lee’s 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.


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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 don’t 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 they’re too slow
    After alternatives have been                                                          Artwork by Jeremy Stewart   drive is another problem the help     and don’t function like they’re
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
   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
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
lege Computer Studies Class            two hours of credit. It only satis-
(FCCS 1100).                           fies the computer literacy require-
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    Students will be asked mul-        Catalog as a part of the core for
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computer sciences, or Harriet
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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.

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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.                                      Gore’s 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. The account would be tax-
are Bush’s main plans for college      ing.                                   ents to fund the rising cost of col-
lege students and their families       lege education and higher learn-       ings account for students and par-
ing and offering tax-relief to col-    better the nation is based on col-     401(j) plan would provide a sav-
for the rising cost of higher learn-       A large part of Bush’s push to     savings account. In effect, this
families, enabling families to save    for everyone.                              The first is a tax-free 401(j)
access to college for low-income       lieves college should be affordable    two plans for college education.
choice to go to college. Increasing    on education a great deal. He be-      savings plans. Gore has proposed                    Al Gore                             George W. Bush
every student the opportunity and          Bush’s campaign has focused        seems to be toward tax cuts and
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plan would encourage students to       dren. It [college] is the path to      sents college students’ needs?
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and federally funded scholarships      tury," Gore stated on his website,     candidates be concerned as well?
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lege Challenge offers new grants       fullest potential in the 21st Cen-     concerned, shouldn’t presidential
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billion “College Challenge.” Col-      world and allow us to reach our        they are. Since students are so
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     Also, Bush has proposed a $1.5    higher education system in the         why college students are where
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economy is Bush’s goal.                take advantage of the finest               Concern about the future is
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well-educated people in the            affordable will help all Americans
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and increasing the number of               "I believe that making college                 Staff Writer
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October 17, 2000, SIX MILE POST, Page 5
Page 6, SIX MILE POST, October 17, 2000

                    Eio’ Bx
                     dtrs o                                                                                                                          Dear
                            Acceptance! Why isn't there more of it?
                                          the only people that have                   ferent from themselves.              Acceptance can solve a
                                          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, don’t 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 God’s 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 someone’s 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

                                                                 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.                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, 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, 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

                                                                 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
                          I’ve never seen a more funky look-     peers. To exercise that right,           clerk called 24 names for the law-       jury duty doesn’t necessarily mean
                          ing troll, and the little wooden       people of the public have to be          yers to choose from. Alas, I wasn’t      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 can’t
                                                                 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          couldn’t 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 clerk’s
                          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 didn’t 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 wasn’t. 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 can’t come to judgment on this          (Artwork by Brooke Worley)
Ashley Stone

                              “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                                                        Georgia’s 3.5 million registered        has proven difficult to reach: our       trol of all three branches of the
English                                                           voters turned out for the 2000          state’s 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, don’t think their vote makes      to re-institute the draft.
                          crucifix.”                              who take part in the electoral          a difference. Many say they will             Don’t miss the opportunity to
                                                                  process. Not once in Georgia’s          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 Georgia’s Secretary of           don’t believe in politicians or un-
Business Administration                                           State, I serve as our state’s chief
                              Photos by Heather Palmer                                                    derstand many of the issues.
Page 8, SIX MILE POST, October 17, 2000

  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.
                                               student’s 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.                


                                                                                                   Photo by Heather Koon
                                               Gail Bentley (left), Norma Murphy(middle) and Samantha
                                               Pierce pose in the future site of the Cyber Clinic.

                                                                        “Muttie 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.


 Floyd College Students Drink Coca-Cola!
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                                                                                                                                       Fall Ball or any other upcoming
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                                                                                                                                       help students socialize in “a situ-
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                                                                                                                                       Life hope that the Fall Ball will
9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                  SGA and the Office of Student      dances were discontinued because
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9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                                                     Life, a prom was held each year
                                                                                                                                       consist of current and old school
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9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                              special events for SGA, is not re-         According to Gail Bentley, the
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                                                                                                                                           Jason Yates, vice president of
                                                                                                                                       college student,” Bentley said.        mote socialization among stu-
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                                                                                                                                       dents should understand, on a so-
          Photos are included.                                                                                                                                                College Activities) conference in
                                                                                                                                       move on to a four-year unit. Stu-
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            our online issue.
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                                                                                                                                       of the community. “We are look-
9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                              with other students and members            Members of SGA met with stu-
        See who kissed the pig on
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                                                                                                                                       will be an “acid test,” an experi-
           The results are out!                                                                                                                                                   Food will be served, and there
                                                                                                                                       schools may have. These dances
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                                                                                                                                       of camaraderie or community            Admittance is $3 per person or $5
                                                                                                                                       College student to lack the sense      p.m. in the Lakeview Auditorium.
9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                              Bentley feels it is easy for a Floyd   place on Oct. 26, from 7 p.m to 10
9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                              ing to school from other counties,     ment Association (SGA), will take

                                                                                                                                       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
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9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                       to the game room.                      schools.
9876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                                                                               Staff Writer
                                                                                                cated in room F-104, which is next     and students from the local high
                                                                                                swing by the Student Life Office lo-   both Berry and Shorter College,                  By Adam Stanley

           Kiss a
                                                                                                     It’s intergalactic and out of sight
October 17, 2000 SIX MILE POST, Page 9
Page 10, SIX MILE POST, October 17, 2000

 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 everyone’s      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
      Chef Colter Wallace
      Master Chef


      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)


      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 Children’s Services.
reers in health sciences, such as          versities that will be represented         Don’t 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

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 that’s 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 don’t belong on the show.
                                                                                                                     They’re not bad actors, they just
                                                                                                                                                                Dark Angel
 primetime television. Of course this only applies if you’ve finished
 your homework, right?                                                                     CBS                       don’t mix well with O’Malley and
                                                                                                                     Clark.                                      At first, I thought Batgirl got
     Well, what good would TV be if it didn’t have new shows to throw
                                                                                                                         Just say no, dear. Don’t 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 you’ve 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. It’s 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 doesn’t                                           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
                                      Fox’s 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 what’s 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         what’s 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 it’s been          20 years down the road. Terrorists
Foo Fighters to a town with a         youthful bunch to grace NBC was        that children bring about. There’s      around for a long time. So, why is      have hit America with a nuclear
name of Stuckeyville.                 Friends and in all actuality they’re   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 I’m 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 it’s my favorite team           center. She, along with a few other
ter he gets fired from his firm in    have to move in with Jeannie’s         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, I’m 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 O’Malley 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 Miller’s 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 world’s first bowling        Tucker is in love with the next    sitcom scene. You might remem-          He might be funny if you didn’t         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, O’Malley        bit and is actually quite funny         they do a show every week with-
combination of all three. The story   or messing with him somehow.           doesn’t 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 O’Malley 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 it’s all said and done,       O’Malley, but this is not it.           Esiason, last year’s 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 NBC’s new lineup        There’s 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,         character’s attitude, which is dark
    When the award shows start        the characters. Every character        mon a few years ago. If you’ve 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 they’ve 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 morning’s 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 Lampoon’s 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

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                                                    Scout’s 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 Aaron’s historic 715th
    Basketball, which started on           The Fall Intramurals Banquet,        of noisy fans who have congre-          Scout’s 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, or         citing moments: playoffs in             trol and                                                         Although
lake.The person closest to their es-   if you don’t 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           Aaron’s 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-      you’re 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 Field’s 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.

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