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Former business Haunted Happenings in Emporia
dean passes away K elsey r yAn
M anaging e ditor
A lex P edersen
S taff W riter Looking for a good ghost story? Em-
poria is home to many allegedly haunted
places, including the William Allen
Robert Edward Hite, 60, former profes- White House, Bird Bridge, the Emporia
sor and dean in the school of business, died Country Club, the Memorial Union and
last Sunday at his home in Emporia. The Albert Taylor Hall.
flag was flown at half staff yesterday in his According to “Historic Haunted
honor. America” by Michael Norman and Beth
Hite is survived by his wife, Nancy, Scott, one story about Albert Taylor Hall
who is a professor of business administra- says that Albert Taylor took a lead role in
tion and education at Emporia State. He a production about 100 years ago. Afraid
is also survived by three children, Robert that he would be late for one of the perfor-
Paul Hite, Nicholas Luke Hite and Antonia mances, Taylor got into a car accident en
Edith Hite; and one sister, Jennifer Hite. route to the university. When the curtain
The funeral service was held yesterday opened, Taylor’s ghost stood on the stage
morning at Messiah Lutheran Church in in a blood-soaked costume.
Emporia. “Historic Haunted America” debunks
hIte Hite came to Emporia in 2003 as the the legend that Albert Taylor haunts the
dean of business and held the Jones Distinguished Professorship, accord- hall, stating that research done in 1983
ing to Monday’s Buzz In announcement. He had been an educator for over by Deborah Anne Heffley showed that
thirty years at several colleges, including State University of West Georgia, Albert Taylor resigned from ESU in 1901
Montana State, Kansas State, Colorado State, the University of Arkansas and and became president at James Milliken
University in Illinois, which is where “he Photo by Kellen JenKIns
See Dean .. Page 3 presumably died.” The William Allen White house at 927 Exchange is said to be haunted by at least two ghosts, one of which is
Heffley found several other stories a dog. Guests at the house have reported seeing apparitions and hearing voices and footsteps. People have
of ghosts in Albert Taylor Hall, though also reported seeing figures in the windows of the house from the street.
none of the ghosts were Albert Taylor. “We don’t know if the spirit is male or female, but we call it Martha,” Heineken
One story, confirmed by Indy Dambro, public service executive for university said.
to challenge First facilities, was about an experience a foreman had in 1966: From 1925 to about 1950, single female faculty members lived on the third floor
“After turning off the basement lights, he pulled a cigarette from his pocket. He of the Memorial Union, now The Bulletin and Sunflower offices. Stories say that Mar-
Amendment at MSSU heard a match strike and a voice said, ‘Do you need a light?’ The foreman dropped tha haunts that area as well as the Memorial Union Bookstore. There have been
his cigarette and ran.”
The production that was taking place was “Dracula.”
reports of doors slamming, lights going on and off and objects being moved.
“The adding machine that sits on my desk is the third adding machine I’ve had
A shley P eAches Dambro said that no one has ever died in Albert Taylor Hall, despite the stories. since I’ve been here,” said Mike McRell, manager of the Memorial Union Book-
S taff W riter Roger Heineken, administrative officer for the Memorial Union, says that the store.
ghost that roams Albert Taylor Hall could be Franklin Gilson, who created The Gil- McRell said that he would put a new role of tape in the adding machine on his
Missouri Southern State Universi- son Players, a theater troupe. According to ESU news archives, the ghost of Frank desk and the next morning, the tape would be all over the floor.
ty officials released a statement last Gilson occasionally appears on the catwalk or in the catacombs of Albert Taylor Hall “One night, I was just sitting there and my adding machine just started going
Friday concerning a possible viola- late at night. in front of me and I was like ‘okay,’” McRell said. “I just started freaking out and it
tion of the First Amendment when the One ghost who might also haunt the ESU campus is Martha.
student newspaper, The Chart, was See Haunted... Page 6
removed from a high school college
fair two weeks ago. The front page PRECINCTS 1 PRECINCT 12
of the paper in question contained a ESU/Newman Divi-
story about decreases in enrollment sion of Nursing
St. Andrews Episco-
at MSSU. 1127 Chestnut St
“It was very, very vague,” said 828 Commercial
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Alexandra Nicolas, editor-in-chief
Mary Herbert Edu-
of The Chart. “The vice president of cation Cooperative
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in judgment.” St. Marks Lutheran
Conference Rm #1
According to Nicolas, the statement was only released to local news 521 Market St Church
media in Joplin via email and was not sent to the staff of The Chart. 1508 W. 12th Ave
“We understand that they’re trying to put their best foot forward, but PRECINCT 5
the First Amendment – you can’t just erase it because it doesn’t make Emporia Recreation PRECINCT 15
you look good,” Nicolas said. Center Lincoln Village Club
The Joplin Globe reported that Rod Surber, director of university 313 W 4th Ave House
relations and marketing, said that future decisions to remove The Chart 2502 Lincoln St
from events would be left to the discretion of enrollment personnel. He PRECINCT 6
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which they are responsible.” 2 Neosho St
1702 W. 15th Ave
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C LASSIFIEDS Ambassadors host pumpkin carving party
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October 24, officer checked west campus. Discovered stolen vehicle. Vehicle was turned
over to Emporia Police Dept.
October 24, subject reported a fight in Sector 7. Officers unable to locate.
October 25, officer assisted Kansas Highway Patrol with a fleeing suspect in the east alley
of 900 Constitution.
October 25, officer assisted Emporia Police Dept with noise violation at 13 W 10th. PHOTO BY JERAD BECKER
October 26, officer was out with KS VVP144 in 1400 Wooster Dr. Vehicle was out of gas. Michael Hooten, senior president of the student ambassadors program and business and accounting graduate student, carves a ghost into his
pumpkin at the Student Ambassadors Pumpkin Carving Party in the Sauder Alumni Center Wednesday evening. The event offered ambassadors
October 27, Li You reported theft of bicycle from WAW Library bicycle rack. a chance to socialize with one another and win a prize for the best pumpkin.
October 27, officers assisted Lyon Co. Sheriff’s Dept with locating a vehicle accident on
C AROLINE E WING According to Metz, this particular group of ambassadors is one of the
best she has ever worked with.
October 28, CECE reported smoke coming from the cigarette box in Sector 3. Officers
S TAFF W RITER “They are a completely dynamic group,” Metz said. “I have people
who have already done over 100 hours of community service. They are
October 28, officer stopped KS QSK770 at 15th and Morse Dr. Verbal warning for failure to
stop at stop light at 12th and Merchant.
Student Ambassadors of Emporia State had a pumpkin carving party real fun to work with and a fantastic group.”
in the Sauder Alumni Center as part of Halloween festivities last night. According to Michael Hooton, senior president of the ambassadors
Four student ambassadors attended the party. program and business and accounting graduate student, the ambassa-
“The event is organized as an ambassadors’ social,” said Nikki Metz, dors were especially busy and stressed last weekend during Homecom-
Political committee led by ambassador adviser. “It is just something fun that they do to get together
to foster cohesiveness.”
ing when there were many alumni visiting the campus.
“Ambassadors have a lot of members and we had been working a lot
Sebelius funds mailings At the party, ambassadors competed against each other to create the
best pumpkin. The best pumpkin received a leather bound binder as a
on homecoming and events,” Hooten said. “We try to do our own events
to sort of bring people together.”
prize. It turned out that Fitzsimmons, who had a hand in planning the
TOPEKA (AP) — A political action committee led by Gov. Kathleen Se- “They are going to have their own pumpkin carving contests,” Metz pumpkin carving competition, brought enough leather bound binders for
belius is bankrolling mailings and radio advertising for Democratic legislative said. “They are to bring their own pumpkins and we will provide knives everyone who participated, so they were all considered winners.
candidates. and we are going to order pizza.” Ambassadors serve as liaisons between alumni and the student body
Sebelius is chairwoman of the Bluestem Fund. In recent months, it spent The pumpkin carving may have conflicted with many of the ambas- in addition to being liaisons between the president’s office and the cam-
$323,000 on mailings and radio ads for candidates in 19 races. It also gave sadors’ schedules because they have a tendency to be very involved and pus.
$5,000 to the Kansas Democratic Party. busy individuals. “Ambassadors serve as hosts for alumni events,” Metz said. “They
The information was in a campaign ﬁnance report the fund ﬁled with the sec- “To be a successful ambassador, you have to be outgoing, person- work the president’s office for special guests, they do campus tours daily,
retary of state’s ofﬁce. The report also disclosed $15,000 in direct contributions able, willing to serve the university and be willing to sacrifice lots and they give football tours when they have a group in, they give special
to nearly all the Democrats running against Republican legislative incumbents lots of time,” said Todd Fitzsimmons, ambassador and senior accounting groups tours when they are in and then they do foundation and donor
this year. major. events as well.”
“This election cycle, with every seat in the Statehouse on the ballot, there
is a real opportunity to achieve the change we need in both chambers,” said
Sebelius spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran.
Corrie Kangas, political director of the Kansas Republican Party, said the
governor “clearly thinks she can pick up some legislative seats,” but Kangas ONT. FROM PAGE 1
noted recent polls showing Sebelius’ approval rating dipping below 50 percent.
“I think she’ll be very surprised on Nov. 4 when she ﬁnds out her declining
popularity translates into more Democrat losses,” she said. lic relations guys,” Nicolas said. “He thought entirely sure if they’re talking about prior re- edition of the newspaper instead of simply not
Republicans have majority control of both chambers of the Kansas Legisla- that in the future, if this were to happen again, straint. In which case, you can’t do that, ei- allowing any paper to be displayed at the high
ture, holding 30 of 40 Senate seats and 78 of 125 House seats. the decision would rest with the director of en- ther.” school college fair.
Such PACs can accept an unlimited amount of money from donors. They rollment. You can’t do that. You can’t block us MSSU officials were not available for com- Adam Goldstein, SPLC’s legal advocate,
also can spend whatever they want to help a candidate, if they don’t coordinate from distributing.” ment, but Nicolas says that she just wants them said that simply replacing the paper would still
their activities with that candidate. Nicolas says that The Chart is still working to let it go. be violating the first amendment.
The Sebelius PAC got the majority of its contributions during the reporting out what will happen next, but that The Chart “They keep talking about it and they’re Nicolas was very adamant about what The
period from the American Federation of Teachers and the Service Employees staff is working on a follow up to the story. making it worse,” Nicolas said. Chart would do if any censorship issues came
International Union’s PAC, each of which gave $100,000. Of the total contribu- “The response I’ve gotten from the admin- The Student Press Law Center reported that up again.
tions, $30,000 came from Kansas donors. istration is that they expect in the future there John Messick, MSSU’s vice president of aca- “If it happens again, if we go to another
Burdett Loomis, a University of Kansas political science professor who pre- will be better communication,” Nicolas said. demic affairs, would have solved the problem event and they try to stop us, we won’t leave,”
viously worked in the Sebelius administration, said her role as a surrogate for “That’s how they phrased it to me. We aren’t by allowing The Chart to display a different Nicolas said.
Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has helped Sebelius build relationships
across the country.
“In some ways, there is a broad investment in her political future,” he said.
The Bluestem Fund also made contributions to other races and organiza-
tions across the country, including $2,000 to the Montana Democratic Party and
$2,000 to Democrat Jay Nixon’s gubernatorial race in Missouri.
Bricks thrown into Barack
Obama’s Kansas City ofﬁce
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say someone threw bricks through
windows at the Kansas City headquarters for Democratic presidential
nominee Barack Obama.
The Kansas City Star reports on its Web site that the incident oc-
curred about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the bricks had “false
hope” and “means social war” written on them.
Two teenage campaign workers reported the incident. They told po-
lice they were working late when they heard someone mumbling outside
and then glass breaking.
Investigators are trying to determine whether any video cameras in
the area recorded the incident.
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY KATHI WALKER
OCTOBER 30, 2008 Page 3
Faculty Profile: Shanti Ramcharan is doing what she loves most
a shley P eaches
Outside of the office, Ramcharan likes to do as much work for
S taff W riter
others as she can. Currently, she is working with the newly estab-
lished advisory committee for the disabled.
“We worked on (the advisory committee) for probably a year
Shanti Ramcharan, director of disability services, has the oppor- and a half,” Ramcharan said. “It was really exciting when they
tunity to do what she loves – help people. finally voted on it and passed the city ordinance that allowed
Ramcharan was born in Chicago, but grew up in Topeka. She has that to be established.”
been living in Emporia for the past 15 years. Ramcharan wants to transform the community so that every-
“I just kind of followed my family here,” Ramcharan said. “I thing is accessible to all students and members of the com-
didn’t really choose to come to ESU. I just happened to be in Empo- munity. She said that those are the main goals of the committee
ria.” and they’ve already started tackling problems.
Ramcharan knew that she wanted to work in human services but While Ramcharan thinks that the community still needs
was unsure what would be the best route to take. She was told to take some work, she said that ESU has done a good job of making
a rehabilitation class. everything safe and accessible to students with disabilities.
“I talked to the admissions office and somebody over there said, “Any time there is a barrier that is identified, our facilities
‘you might try a rehab class,’” Ramcharan said. “So I did and I liked department really is very good about getting right in there and
it. So I took another.” fixing what ever needs to be fixed,” Ramcharan said. “They’re
After receiving her undergraduate degree in rehabilitation coun- very responsive to any requests that we have that have to do
seling from ESU, Ramcharan decided that she liked the program so with accessibility.”
much that she would get her graduate degree in the same field. The goals that Ramcharan really wants to work on now have
“It’s a great model for human service (work),” Ramcharan said. to do with the community’s attitude toward those with disabili-
“I’ve utilized the skills that I learned in that program in a lot of dif- ties. She feels that there has not been enough progress made to
ferent settings, so I’m really pleased with the way it worked out.” employ the disabled.
From there, Ramcharan worked as the program coordinator for “The unemployment rate of people with disabilities is far
the Flint Hills Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. However, she re- higher than it is among people who don’t have disabilities,”
ally wanted to be doing work that centered around her degrees. Ramcharan said. “A lot of that is the absence of appropriate
“(Shanti) has really developed a good relationship with the training programs. A lot of it is a lack of support services… but
faculty,” said Jaque Schmidt, director of student wellness. “She’s a lot of it is still attitudinal.”
been really active in the community. She has a way of quietly getting About 200 students use disability services this semester,
things done.” but there are many more eligible students on campus. Ram-
Ramcharan has been working for Emporia State for 4 years and charan would like to see all of the disabled students registered
has been the director of disability services for three and half years. with the office of disability services.
In her time at ESU, Ramcharan has found plenty to do. “I would like for more students to register with us even if
“She’s very patient and very understanding,” said Sidney Bird- they don’t need accommodations because we do have schol-
song, senior sociology major and student assistant in the office of arships and we do have some opportunities for them to be
disability services. involved in different things,” Ramcharan said.
The office of disability services is responsible for coordinating ac- She also advises students to take advantage of the commu-
commodations for all of the students with disabilities. This includes nity service organizations on campus and in the community.
classroom, community and campus events. One challenge the office “There are opportunities to do all kinds of different work,”
of disability services faces is helping students adjust to college. said Ramcharan. “Just show up.”
“It’s a difficult transition for everybody, particularly students with Ramcharan said that she feels obligated to give back to
disabilities, just because there are a lot of services that they need people in the community as a way to repay the good fortune
to access and a lot of our students don’t have a lot of experience she’s had.
communicating with their instructors about the accommodations that “I’ve been very fortunate in my life to have the opportuni-
they’ll need,” Ramcharan said. “All of that was done for them in ties that I have,” Ramcharan said. “I feel a real sense of obli-
high school.” gation to use those skills and opportunities and the gifts that
If you have a suggestion for a profile, please call 341-5201 or
Dean C ont. From Page 1
Towers Complex hosts third annual
“Besides having a distinguished career in higher education, having
written two textbooks and over 80 journal articles, Mr. Hite took great
community Halloween celebration
pride in having worked in a steel mill and on the railroad, as well as own-
ing an auto parts store,” his obituary said. “His greatest joys came from a lex P edeRsen
playing football and basketball with his children, gardening and watching
S taff W riter
the birds and wildlife in the country. More than anything, he loved his
Hite allowed for the accreditation of the School of Business and was Monkeys, linebackers, cowboys, Clone Troopers and Harry Potter
working to get it accredited a second time. He also secured funds to make were all among costumes sported Tuesday night at the Towers Complex
create the Baehr Endowed Chair of Finance. annual Trick-or-Treat celebration. Students signed up in advance to pass
“He wanted to stress the quality in the faculty, quality in the teach- out candy to visiting families, dressed up in costumes and played games
ing,” said Barry Smith, the Baehr Endowed Chair of Finance. He also said with the children.
that Hite wanted to “elevate the quality of the entire school.” “It’s really important for college students, to involve them in the com-
He graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in mar- munity,” said Katie Anderson, junior elementary education major and
keting and then went on to Indiana State University to get his master’s resident assistant in South Tower.
degree in business administration. He eventually got his doctorate in mar- The Towers Complex has hosted a Halloween activity for the past three
keting at the University of Arkansas. years, and this year’s was estimated to be their biggest. Drew Jahr, Tow-
According to his obituary, Hite served as a captain in the United States ers Complex and residential life coordinator, estimated that 100 children
Air Force from 1970 to 1975. During this time, he piloted a C-130 cargo came before the activity was half over. Jahr wore an authentic Jamaican
plane on 300 combat missions during the Vietnam War. He also flew Viet- dreadlock hat, along with a colored shirt and tie.
According to Jahr, it is more rewarding than fun and after a few years
of experience, they have organized the set up efficiently so that it only
takes five or six hours to make all the arrangements. According to Jahr, it
is “down to a system.”
For parents, the option of having their children Trick-or-Treat in the
residence halls is a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating, espe-
cially in a neighborhood of strangers.
“We live in an older neighborhood and it’s harder because a lot of
people don’t do Halloween,” said Keely Persinger, director of the Center
for Early Childhood Education.
Persinger said her daughter preferred the trick-or-treating at the Tow-
ers because it was inside, and warmer than going door-to-door.
This year, the children and their parents visited each of the floors in
groups, going door to door to the sound of the Monster Mash.
Persinger estimated that more college students had turned out this
year than last year, which is hopefully a good indicator of next year’s at-
tendance. She also thought that being in a group was not quite as enjoy-
able as going about the rounds independently and thought the sizing of
the groups was an important factor to remember.
Other activities included coloring sheets, face painting and bean bag
Photo by Kathi WalKeR toss.
Laura Dassett, freshman theater major, passes out candy to another Overall, the students who signed up to pass out the candy felt that they
Dorothy look-alike Wednesday night during the Towers Complex Trick- had an opportunity to give back to the community in a fun and rewarding
or-Treat event. Trick-or-Treat in the Dorms gives parents a safe place to manner.
bring their children to go trick-or-treating and the children a chance to fill “My favorite part is getting to see all the kids dressed up and having
up on candy. fun,” Anderson said.
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On Our Mind: A sick dilemma—To go or not to go The Buzz
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are: if you’re a danger to yourself or it will be a waste of time for you. To the guy who helped me
others, if you’re contagious and if you While most teachers are out at Movie Gallery with
know you won’t be productive. understanding about illnesses, some my fines when I left my purse
Knowing whether you’re a danger to have strict attendance policies that
in the car, please meet me
others is a difficult question to answer don’t allow for classes to be missed due
at Beer 30 on Halloween at
and one that may not be answered to illness. We believe teachers should
until you’ve already arrived at school. take into consideration the fact that 11:30pm.
Questions to ask are: Will I be able to students will miss class.
walk or drive to class without having or We understand the importance of Do you think The Bulletin’s
causing an accident? Are my balance strict attendance policies, but we also content design will get bet-
and coordination good enough to believe teachers should understand ter next year? Every year I
conquer the stairs on the way to class? If that we are human and our bodies have been here it has gone
the answer is no, you may need to stay occasionally fail to protect us from from crappy, to mediocre, to
home for safety. illness. crappy again. What is the
Whether you’re contagious or not is The decision whether or not to attend
deal? Can you guys ever be
another difficult question to answer. A class is up to you. However, we hope you
consistent? The only thing
sick person usually can’t tell whether will consider the health of others in your
they’re contagious unless a doctor tells class and around campus when making that still looks good from last
them. The best thing to do is to err the decision. Remember, epidemics year, and it is getting old, is
on the side of caution. If you have an usually start with one person. the A&E page.
The picture on the homecom-
Homecoming lets down freshman
ing page of the kid picking
his nose is priceless!
I just have to say that
I have to admit which is interesting and hotdogs were cold and the Bonfire no one there to see any of it. The
homecoming at Emporia intellectual, but it doesn’t was almost burned out half an student section only had about
sucked this year. Whoever is
wasn’t what I was really get you pumped to hour before the blessed event 100 students there watching. With on the homecoming
expecting. I don’t really pummel any Truman State was over. My sorority lost Yell an enrollment of approximately committee should be banned
know exactly what I was bulldogs. Like Hell after I sacrificed the 6,000 people at ESU, that is not from planning any other
expecting, but I was a There were also very few healthy state of my voice box so very good attendance. Where was event on campus. Forever.
little bit disappointed decorations up around I now sound like a frog. Not to everyone?
with my first college campus. The only thing mention, it was frigidly cold the In high school, everyone went Malavida, buscavida.
homecoming experience. I saw was that bonfire- entire time and I have this thing to the football game and it was Choose one and that’s what
First of all, there raft sort of contraption about breaking out the scarves the most embarrassing thing you are.
wasn’t very much hype. in the middle of Wooster and boots before the month of in the world if your team lost
The only reason I was Crank Dat Caroline Lake. You all know I am November. on homecoming. Here at ESU
excited about homecoming all for the utilization of Probably the biggest nobody seemed to care either way.
I’ll be so glad when this
C aroline e wing election is over. I’m so sick of
in the first place was Wooster Lake, but I don’t disappointment of all was the I guess I will just have to settle
because of my involvement of host a concert by a popular think it is the only part football game. The football team for the fact that homecoming is the political ads. If I have to
in Greek Life. If I wasn’t in a artist or at least bring in a good of the campus that homecoming did make a miraculous comeback just not that big of a deal here and hear one more Lynn Jenkins
sorority, I don’t think I would comedian during homecoming decorations should be placed. in the fourth quarter and one hope for a better experience next add about her stupid
have known anything about it. week. All we had was the Bonner The bonfire was a of my sorority sisters did win year. “Kansas values,” I’m going
Many universities that I know and Bonner lecture series, disappointment as well. The homecoming queen, but there was to puke.
Students miss opportunities to improve health
Well not everyone is a
Carol Strickland has the fix!
Though I’ve lived counting calories every ridiculously altered bodies on instead of an elevator is another. Elect her District 76.
in four states in my day. On the other hand, I magazine covers, in commercials Replacing potato chips and other
lifetime, I will always could just accept this and and in TV and movies. This isn’t junk around the house with Has anyone else noticed the
call Louisiana home. My keep my student eating a reasonable goal; it’s a setup for healthier alternatives is another wave of subdued depression
extended family lives habits. I bounced back failure. The truth is 99.99 percent small step one can take. that has begun spreading
there, and every time I and forth, actually gaining of us will never get that magazine Additionally, many students
over the people of this
return I have to indulge weight before doing some cover body. do not take advantage of the
nation? I’ve never seen so
in the official Cajun research about college If the goal isn’t having the resources available on campus.
pastime: cooking and students and fitness. body we want, what should it The ESU Recreation Center many people disheartened
eating. I was fortunate According to a study at be? Perhaps the goal shouldn’t provides free personal training at one time. It’s like we
enough to spend the Ohio State University, 52 be a specific clothing size, a on exercise, weight loss, and don’t even laugh at funny TV
summer down south
a s i s ee i t percent of college students target weight or a certain look. health. By tossing out the “all or shows anymore. It makes me
working on an internship. M att B uliCz are physically inactive or Perhaps our goal should be daily none” fitness and diet approach want to cry.
While that was great for receive less exercise than improvement and getting in the and getting support and advice,
my experience, it didn’t disbelief, hopping off and giving is recommended. However, practice of watching what we eat students can improve their health I would really like to know
bode to well for my waistline. my poor scale a little bit of relief. students are more likely to and becoming more active. If in ways they never thought why in the last month I have
When I returned to Kansas, I Then I did what any good person increase their fitness when they we set a goal to get in a specific possible. Small changes in diet
been notified that I received
stepped on my scale at home to in denial does—I weighed myself have two things: support of their routine, starting small, it becomes and habits can make a huge
again. Sadly, it came up the same. a scholarship and a grant
see the damage. I could almost peers, and confidence in their easier to get better and better. difference. We don’t have to have
hear the thing squeal in terror I had stuck myself in a trap that ability to achieve their goals. When viewed as a series of small the perfect body, but it is great from the state of Kansas.
as I hopped on, the little digital faces a lot of college students—I I feel that where most students changes, improving health isn’t to know that our health is on the Why was this done at the
numbers zinging by before saw my options as two extremes. fall short on this is creating all that overwhelming. Replacing right track. end of September? Why
arriving at a number I’d never On one hand, I could start reasonable, achievable goals. water or juices for soda is one was I not notified over the
seen before. I stared down in heading to the gym, dieting and Each day, we are bombarded with small step. Taking the stairs summer before I took out a
bunch of loans? The financial
aid office is obviously not
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Kansas City indie dance rockers Led Zeppelin: The singer
may not remain the same
Roman Numerals to play Beer:30 LONDON (AP) — Led Zep-
pelin may yet reunite and tour
— and they’d consider doing it
last December. It was the group’s
first full set since 1980, the year
the band broke up after drummer
without Robert Plant. John Bonham died.
John Paul Jones, the group’s The O2 concert generated rave
founding bassist, told the BBC that reviews and calls for the band to
he and his fellow band members reunite.
would consider looking for some- Plant recently toured with
one to replace their lead singer. bluegrass artist Alison Krauss.
“We want to do it. It’s sound- However, Plant said in a state-
ing great and we want to get and ment on his Web site that he
get out there,” he told the Brit- has no intention of touring with
ish radio program in an interview anyone for at least the next two
broadcast Monday. “It’s got to years.
be right. There’s no point in just The band’s former promoter
finding another Robert.” Harvey Goldsmith said the band
Led Zeppelin’s spokesman should not tour without Plant.
Chris Goodman declined to com- “If they’re going out with an-
ment Wednesday on plans for a other singer it’s not exactly Led
possible reunion. Zeppelin,” he said, “and if it is,
Plant joined the rest of the then them doing a long tour, I’m
band for a one-time concert in not sure what the point is because
London’s cavernous O2 arena they don’t need to do it.”
Local Event Calendar
FRIDAY O CT . 31
‘Hall-O-Wayn’ with The Dewayn Bros. @ Beer:30 10 p.m.
Live Fast Die + Kids Can Dream Out Loud + Ball Dozer @
Wagon Wheel 9 p.m.
SATURDAY N OV. 1
COURTESY OF ROMAN NUMERALS Cutzer @ Desperado’s 9 p.m.
William Smith, Steve Tulipana, Shawn Sherrill and Ryan Pope make up the Kansas City-based rock band Roman Numerals. The band will be
performing with Emporia’s Radio City on November 7. WEDNESDAY N OV. 5
Doug Talley Quartet @ Granada Theater 7:30 p.m.
E RIC S ONNAKOLB “He’s such a solid talent and
“To make music is one thing.
have been in several different
A&E E DITOR human being,” Tulipana said. bands over the years and have
FRIDAY N OV. 7
“His personality, humor and
strong stomach for alcohol and
But to be in a band and en- learned a lot from their expe-
Roman Numerals + Radio City @ Beer:30 9 p.m.
A sort of supergroup of the Kansas good times jives with us to a tee.” joy it, you really need to be “I think you have to have a
City music scene, the members of Ro- In 2006, the band released certain temperament or insan- SATURDAY N OV. 8
man Numerals come from a number of their critically acclaimed self pretty chill and have some ity to want to be in a band,” Disciple + Eowyn + Ashes Remain @ Granada Theater 7:30 p.m.
different bands including Season To
Risk, Dirt Nap, Shiner and The Get Up
titled record through Anodyne
team player skills. Alcohol Tulipana said. “To make mu-
sic is one thing. But to be in a
Gravel Road Band @ Desperado’s
Kids. The band will be bringing their “Anodyne Records here in seems to help too.” band and enjoy it, you really MONDAY N OV. 10
unique brand of indie rock to Emporia Kansas City had approached us need to be pretty chill and
on November 7. prior to the recording,” Tulipana -Steve Tulipana have some team player skills.
Battle of bands @ Josie’s 9 p.m.
“Plain and simple, and I think Bil- said. “But we wanted to pay for it Roman Numerals Alcohol seems to help too. FRIDAY N OV. 14
ly agrees with me on this, (our goal) is ourselves and have some control Actually, maybe if we weren’t
to evoke some kind of emotion,” said of its future. We sent it out to quite such lushes we’d be on tour
Elexa & The Hitchhikers @ The Noose 9 p.m.
Steve Tulipana, guitarist and vocal- a few labels but as we started get- “We seem to be on a roll right now with Radiohead right now.”
ist for the band. “But do it in a way ting antsy to get it out Anodyne came with the new material,” Tulipana said. With all of their experience, the THURSDAY N OV. 20
that allows people to have fun and let to the table with a really solid offer and “Nothing against Anodyne, just some- members of Roman Numerals have a Comedian Ken Davis @ Granada Theatre 7 p.m.
go while experiencing it live via the plan for distribution.” thing we have been working on in the good perspective on what it is to be a
dance beats but to hopefully revisit Roman Numerals has quickly made wings what with the whole music in- ‘successful band.’ ***all dates subject to change***
and contemplate on the headphones. fans with a sound that mixes haunting dustry and distribution model chang- “You have to have a hard work eth-
Jeesh, that sounds so pretentious.” guitars, synths and dance rock beats. ing every other day.” ic to get things done,” Tulipana said.
In addition to Tulipana, the band Their ﬁrst record was produced by The band is also working on a re- “It doesn’t always pay off immediately.
originally featured guitarist and vocal- Paul Malinowski. mix of their ﬁrst album with the help of You have to just be what you want to be
sit William Smith, bassist Shawn Sher- “He took us to Matt Talbot’s (ex- several other musicians. The band cur- for the being’s sake. Ya know. Sounds
rill, and Pete La Porte on drums. The HUM) studio in Champaign, Illinois rently has two remixed songs on their corny I guess. But after spending so
band ﬁrst got together to perform in a to track,” Tulipana said. “Crazy little MySpace page, http://www.myspace. many years in a van, playing shitty
Joy Division tribute band for a Hallow- place in the middle of nowhere, which com/romannumerals, one by John Ber- clubs and many times with shittier
een show in 2004. was apparently REO Speedwagon’s old such of Minds Under Cover and anoth- bands, near death car crashes, sleeping
“We’ve all been friends for years studio. The apartment connected to it er by Eric Graves of The Esoteric. on ﬂoors and with questionable people
and played in other bands on and off had this bizarre kind of creepy 70s vibe “From the get go, we knew we all you can do is make your own and
together,” Tulipana said. “We enjoyed to it. You could just smell the 1978 co- wanted to do re-mix record,” Tulip- hold on to it. Enjoy it. To quote David
playing together so much we started caine binge all over the place.” ana said. “Three of the four of us have Shields, ‘That’s thing about life is that
writing our own songs and developed Tuplipana and the other members been deejays in clubs for years and one day you’ll be dead.’”
our sound from there.” of Roman Numerals have recently wanted to have the option of putting The band is scheduled to per-
In July of 2007, the band added begun working on a follow up to their out remixes that could ﬁt more into the form with Emporia’s Radio City at
former Get Up Kids drummer Ryan ﬁrst record but won’t release it through dance environment.” 9 p.m. November 7 at Beer:30, 402
Pope to their ranks. Anodyne Records. The members of Roman Numerals Merchant St.
Downey, Favreau reteam on ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Avengers’ movies
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Robert lionaire genius Tony Stark from last sum- “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau is and others.
Downey Jr. will strap on his metal suit mer’s blockbuster “Iron Man,” with the returning to direct “Iron Man 2” and Don Cheadle is joining the “Iron Rise Against
to join the superhero team effort “The sequel due out May 7, 2010, and “The serve as executive producer on “The Man 2” cast as Stark’s ally Col. James
Avengers” in addition to “Iron Man 2,” Avengers,” scheduled for July 15, 2011. Avengers,” which will team the guy in “Rhodey” Rhodes. Cheadle replaces Appeal To Reason
Marvel Studios announced Tuesday. The movies are part of a four-picture the metal suit with Marvel Comics he- Terrence Howard, who played Rhodes in
Downey is reprising his role as bil- deal between Downey and Marvel. roes the Hulk, Captain America, Thor “Iron Man.”
B Y E RIC S ONNAKOLB
Rise Against’s latest record “Appeal to Reason” is a solid and
accessible example of modern melodic punk rock. In this politi-
cally charged time, bands like Rise Against seek to give us a
soundtrack for the frustrations and aspirations most Americans
have but unfortunately this disc might not win many new converts.
“Appeal to Reason” doesn’t offer anything new to a genre
that’s been well explored by bands like Bad Religion. That doesn’t
mean its bad (although it does have some terrible album art) the
music just doesn’t pack the punch of past efforts.
Although it maintains some of the rumbling bass lines and sol-
id grooves of their past, the album is a definite move toward more
mainstream rock. The band members seem like they are on cruise
control through most of the record and it doesn’t hit as hard as
their previous record, the fantastic “The Sufferer & The Witness,”
but this is still a decent record that will not really disappoint fans.
While Rise Against is one of the most politically active and
well meaning bands out there, their new batch of watered down
songs doesn’t match up with the seriousness of the politics of the
Page 6 OCTOBER 30, 2008
ASG, KNEA host Haunted C ont. From Page 1
local, national wasn’t just zeros, it was actually adding things… I was like, ‘okay, Martha, knock it
off’ and it just stopped.”
trash. There is also evidence of a recent campfire even though “No Trespassing” signs
are on display. The only sounds are of birds calling and of water tripping over rocks
candidate forum McRell said that he purchased a new adding machine after the incident and the
same thing occurred again.
“I’ve just kind of learned to live with Martha,” McRell said. “Martha is Martha. I
Red Rocks, the nickname of the William Allen White House, located at 927
Exchange, is said to be haunted. Among those who supposedly haunt the house are
just go with it and survive.” Teddy the Terrier, the White family dog, and Mrs. Gillette, the original owner’s wife
a shley P eaches He said that he believes Martha likes to move his water mug on occasion. who reportedly committed suicide on the second floor of house. Some also believe that
S taff W riter “There are times where I know I’ve set it down somewhere – just come back with White’s daughter, Mary White, also haunts the house.
it and it’s gone,” McRell said According to Nick Gronseth, Kansas Historical Society site administrator for the
However, McRell said that he believes Martha’s actions are playful and not sin- William Allen White House, Mary White was in a horse riding accident near the
Candidates for Kansas State Senate and House offices and United ister. corner of Merchant and Twelfth. She was waving to someone she knew when she hit
States Congress spoke with students last night in the Memorial Union One off-campus site that may be haunted is the Emporia Country Club. her head on a tree branch and was fatally injured. She died a few houses down the
Colonial Ballroom during a forum hosted by the Associated Student Gov- “The club house has seen extensive renovations and additions over the years but street from her home. William Allen White wrote the famous eulogy “Mary White”
ernment and Kansas National Education Association. at the heart of the building is the 1913 structure,” Heineken said. “The club was liter- in August of 1921.
“You have to know the people that you are voting for, what their poli- ally in the country when it was built outside the city limits.” Gronseth said that the White family dog, a terrier named Teddy, has also been
cies are,” said Lonnie Phifer, graduate student in social sciences. “I felt Heineken said that the club allegedly became haunted after people died there seen by some in a window on the first floor of the house.
it was important (to be here) when I heard about it. Their policies should during the flu pandemic in the early twentieth century. In the article “William Allen White: Haunting Memories,” by Kelley Weiss,
be heard and their positions on issues.” “When the Flu pandemic hit Emporia, the club house was re-purposed as an members of the White-Walker family have reported hearing the dog in the house.
Speakers included Jim Barnett and Kitty Frank, who are running for infirmary, remote from the city center,” Heineken said. “Emporia had inadequate “In the middle of the night distinct footsteps coming up the stairs echoed through
State Senate. The candidates that are running for State House offices that hospital facilities in those days for the need created by the flu epidemic. It is probable the house and started down the hallway towards their bedroom,” the article says.
were present were Don Hill and Peggy Mast. James Bordonaro, who is (that) dozens died while cared for in this facility.” “The dog came into the bedroom and lay down next to the bed. David Walker clearly
running for a seat in the U.S. Congress, was also present. Heineken said that he spoke with the catering supervisor at the Country Club remembers that night in Emporia when he stayed in William Allen White’s house for
Jim Williams, vice president for strategic planning and student about the ghosts and she thinks there are four that haunt the building. Most of the oc- a night with his wife Barbara White Walker, William Allen White’s granddaughter.
life, spoke first as he welcomed each of the representatives. Jonathan currences include objects being moved around and lights flickering on and off. The only problem is that when the dog came into the room Walker couldn’t see it and
Krueger, ASG’s legislative director, introduced the speakers. The Rocky Ford Bridge, also known as Bird Bridge, is located about five miles neither could his wife. Walker insists the dog was a ghost.”
Each nominee had eight minutes to introduce themselves and speak southeast of Emporia. The rust-colored, graffiti covered bridge became known as a Heineken said that there have been reports of neighbors who have seen Teddy the
about their views on issues. The forum was mainly geared toward the haunted location after the death of Sandy Bird in July 1983. Terrier in a window. Heineken said that during a tour of the house, a little girl asked
topic of education, but candidates were allowed to speak about other According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, Bird’s husband, Rev. Tom Bird, if a dog lived there. The docent of the house at the time said no and asked the girl to
things. was found guilty of first degree murder in her death. Sandy Bird’s body was found describe the dog. She described a dog similar to Teddy and said that she had seen it
“One of our main goals for the entire event was to bring in some of the under the bridge near her station wagon. According to Heineken, she had been a when she had ridden her bike past the house one day.
people that are going to be our local candidates, as well as their competi- graduate assistant in the math department at ESU. Although he said he has never seen any apparitions in the house, Gronseth said,
tion, so that students can hear what their views are,” said Sarah Schulte, The area around the bridge is still used for parties. Heineken said that the bridge he heard strange noises and talking last year around Halloween, only to find that no
ASG vice president. likely became a party scene after a movie about the Bird murder was filmed on loca- one was in the house with him.
About 100 students, faculty and community members attended the tion. The movie, “Murder Ordained,” came out in 1987 and starred Keith Carradine, “There are some creakings and bumps and stuff,” Gronseth said. “I guess it’s the
forum. Kathy Bates, John Goodman and M. Emmet Walsh. heater. I like to think that it might be the ghosts.”
According to Schulte, the event was a success. She said that there On both sides of the bridge, there are brown shards from glass bottles and other
were a good number of students who attended the event but ASG always
wants more students to attend.
“The candidates provided some very good information and made some
very good points,” Schulte said. “People can have some good things to
decide on who to vote for.”
As soon as the forum ended, the candidates took questions from stu-
“This is a very important event to me, to have interchange with the
students here at ESU,” Mast said. “The best ideas that I have received
came from young people.”
She went on to say that she really appreciated the opportunity to be
able to speak with the students.
“I think every vote is crucial,” Mast said. “I think that it’s very im-
portant for the young people to engage in the process. Their voice is
extremely important. They have concerns that are just as legitimate as
any other adult.”
Frank, an Emporia State graduate in economics, was the last candi-
date to speak. She attributed some of her success to Rob Catlett, assis-
tant professor in mathematics, computer science and economics.
“I came back to school with two small children and I was a non-tradi-
tional student,” Frank said. “I didn’t know where I belonged and I took Photo by Kellen JenKins
his economics class. I got 100 percent on his first test. He followed me Rocky Ford Bridge, commonly referred to as Bird Bridge, is a supposedly haunted site located southeast of Emporia. The site was made famous after
down the hall and asked me ‘what’s your major?’ I said that I didn’t have the murder of Sandy Bird, an ESU graduate assistant in the math department, by her husband in 1983.
one and he said ‘you do now.’”
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Kansas Senator Jim Barnett speaks to a crowd gathered in the Me-
morial Union Colonial Ballroom Wednesday night over campaign
issues that affect students and the local community. Barnett and other
candidates for Kansas State Senate and House offices and United
States Congress were invited to the forum by ASG and the Kansas
National Education Association.
Missouri mom charged for
allegedly taking children
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An Independence woman who alleg-
edly fled with her four children, sparking an Amber Alert now faces more
A Jackson County grand jury has indicted Shirley A. Riggs on four counts
of interference with custody. Riggs already faced such charges when she al-
legedly fled the Kansas City area on Sept. 20.
The 39-year-old Riggs was captured two weeks later at a motel in Olym-
pia, Wash., where she had been staying with her children. The Riggs chil-
dren, ages 7, 10, 12, and 15, were taken into protective custody.
Friends and family say Riggs was trying to protect the children, who had
been in state custody.
Mo. mom charged for allegedly taking 4 children
OCTOBER 30, 2008 Page 7
Theater department presents one act plays
Young’s play will take place this eve-
C aroline e wing ning and will run about 45 minutes long.
S taff W riter According to Young, it is a very dramatic
“There is a young man who has been
Students in the theater department are charged of rape and he is alone in a jail
casting, designing and performing one act cell, Young said. “He starts calling out to
plays this week in the Ronald Q. Freder- someone, anyone to talk to because he is so
ickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall. lonely and a girl who cooks for the job re-
“The Zoo Story,” written by Edward Al- plies. It is about these two people who are
bee and directed by Katie Shultz, senior so lonely connecting with one another.”
secondary communications and theater Both Shultz and Young expect only a
education major, was shown last night. handful of audience members at each of
“Hello Out There,” written by William Sa- their shows.
royan, will be held tonight at 5:30 p.m. It “We always hope that students come
is directed by Emily Young, senior theater out and support one another’s work,” Bar-
major. truff said. “But because it is a classroom
“The one act plays are a culmination of project, it is really about peers coming in,
work that the students have done last year family coming in, friends coming in to view
and this year,” said Jim Bartruff, director work.”
of theater department. “They are 100 per- Another reason for possible low atten-
cent done by students – cast by students, dance was the lack of publicity allowed for
designed by students and performed by the show.
students.” “It is a classroom project,” Bartruff
Shultz and Young are both in advanced said. “As such, there are certain legal ram-
directing classes and have directed these ifications to (the department) producing
plays as their semester project. the play. By that, I mean we can’t advertise
“This is my favorite show that I’ve ever in the traditional sense and we can’t sell
done,” Shultz said. “Essentially I did ev- tickets at all because then it is outside the
erything except for the acting and the parameters of the fair use agreement of the
lighting. I put together the set, I picked U.S. copyright laws.”
the script, I cast it, I did all the rehearsals, In order to be able to adequately adver-
put it all together and I am really, really tise and to sell tickets, the theater depart-
proud of it.” ment would be required to buy the rights
Shultz’s one act play is about two men to each play which is not necessary for a
who hit it off in New York City’s Central classroom assignment.
Park in 1958. This is only the second opportunity
Photo by Kathi walKer “It is a pretty ambitious one act because each director has had to direct a play.
Kelsey Fredricks, junior theater major, Elise Blann, freshman theater major, and Lindsay Roland, junior theater major, it is an hour long and there are only two Schultz and Young both had the opportu-
rehearses a one-act play around a table, Wednesday in Roosevelt Hall. This one is directed by Jim Bartruff, director of characters, so I have two actors that don’t nity to direct ten minute plays when they
theater at ESU. leave the stage for an hour,” Shultz said. took a theater class last year.
Union votes Saturday on Boeing strike settlement
SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co.’s Machinist will be conducted along with the distribution of
union said it will vote on a tentative four-year la- strike paychecks. The count is set for Saturday
bor pact on Saturday, a process that could end an evening at the union hall with the results to be
eight-week strike against the airplane maker. announced around 8:30 p.m PDT.
The strike, now in its 53rd day, has shut Boe- A simple majority is required for ratification.
ing’s commercial jet factories, cut into profits and Boeing and Machinists union representatives
delayed airplane deliveries. said the proposed deal would enhance job secu-
Boeing spokesman Tim Healy on Tuesday said rity, the thorniest issue in the dispute.
company and union officials would meet soon to Early Tuesday, striking workers huddled
set a schedule for workers to return to their jobs around a burn barrel outside a 737 plant near Se-
if the contract is ratified. Some could be back at attle and said they had seen only a summary of the
work as early as Sunday night, he said. Workers proposed deal and wouldn’t decide how to vote
were given two weeks to report after the end of the until they see the details.
last strike in 2005, but Healy said the company “We’ve just seen the good parts,” said Clay
feels “that’s probably too long.” Tinker, a technician who joined Boeing in 1989.
As for the timing of the ratification vote, “that’s “We haven’t seen the fine print, just the high-
their process,” he said. “We want to get folks back lights.”
to work as soon as we can.” Francis Larkin, a spokesman for the Interna-
It remains unclear how long it would take tional Association of Machinists and Aerospace
Boeing’s commercial aircraft business to return to Workers in Washington, D.C., told The Associated
pre-strike production levels. Boeing representa- Press the deal was reached shortly before 9 p.m.
tives said the company will conduct an assess- EDT Monday at Federal Mediation and Concilia-
ment once work resumes. tion Service headquarters in Washington and the
The union, representing 27,000 production 52nd day of the walkout.
workers in Washington state, Oregon and Kansas, In a news release, Boeing Commercial Air-
went on strike Sept. 6 after rejecting a final con- planes President Scott E. Carson said the agree-
tract offer by the company, with major sticking ment “rewards employees for their contributions
points being job security and health benefits. to our success while preserving our ability to
The strike is the union’s fourth against Boeing compete.”
in two decades and has cost the Chicago-based Healy, the Boeing spokesman, said the settle-
airplane maker an estimated $100 million a day ment included provisions for subcontractors to
in deferred revenue and pushed back scheduled deliver parts and supplies to the shop floor and
deliveries of its commercial airplanes, including procedures for the union to bid for work.
its long-awaited 787 jetliner. Negotiations with a federal mediator start-
Last week, Boeing said its third-quar- ed Thursday in Washington, D.C. under a news
ter profit sank 38 percent to $695 million, or 96 blackout. It took until Saturday to agree on job
cents per share, because of the strike and sup- security issues and two more days to agree on
plier problems. The strike lowered earnings by wages, retirement and medical care, Healy said
roughly 35 cents per share, the supplier problems The union represents about 25,000 workers
by 25 cents. in the Seattle area, 1,500 in Gresham, Ore., and
The strike also impeded Boeing’s delivery 750 in Wichita, Kan. Participants in the talks in-
schedule. The company delivered just 84 planes cluded IAM President Tom Buffenbarger
during the quarter, 35 fewer than planned. and General Vice President Rich Michalski.
Boeing’s chief financial officer, James Bell, “I think we’ve addressed all the major con-
said after the earnings announcement that the cerns that our members have had,” Buffenbarger
company should be able to resume pre-strike pro- said by telephone.
duction within two months. “Hopefully we According to a union statement, the deal pro-
can do it in a lot less time,” he said in a confer- vides total wage increases of 15 percent over the
ence call. 4-year life of the contract, compared with a total
Boeing said its backlog of plane orders, mean- of 11 percent over three years in Boeing’s last pre-
while, was worth a record $349 billion, up from strike offer.
$346 billion at the end of the previous quarter. It includes bonuses over the first three years
Just a day after the earnings announcement, of the contract, pension increases and the pres-
Boeing and union representatives began revived ervation of current medical benefits — an issue
contract talks that lasted five straight days. The Boeing had sought to change.
company and Machinists negotiators agreed to the The pact also strengthens provisions for the
proposed labor pact late Monday, with union ne- union to bid against subcontractors for work and
gotiators unanimously endorsing the deal. includes agreements to protect jobs held by work-
A notice posted on the Web site of Machinists ers such as forklift drivers and to limit vendor de-
District Lodge 751 in Seattle said union voting liveries to the shop floor.
Hornets to take on Students should
Bearcats at Missouri appreciate
C RISTIAN E CHEVERRIA
Walking down the stairs in the fan section in Welch Stadium
one can see that the stadium probably has a lot of history and
stories to tell.
According to the 2008 Emporia Media Guide, the stadium’s
first game was in 1937 where Emporia tied Benedict’s College 20-
20 with more than 6,000 fans attending.
Imagining 6,000 fans really made me excited for what is to
come with the football team here and the fans that are to come.
The record attendance at an ESU football game was 10,000. It
would be impressive to pack those seats with nothing but ESU
The name of the stadium came from the coach at the time Fran-
cis G. Welch. Welch coached from 1928-1942 and then again from
1946-1954. Over those two terms as coach, he had a record high
115 wins for Emporia football. The stadium was later dedicated to
Mr. Welch in 1960.
PHOTO BY KELLEN JENKINS All this history was really fascinating but some of the newer ar-
Running Back Adrian Abner sprints up ﬁeld while Tight End Dominic Mirocke blocks for him during practice Wednesday afternoon eas of the stadium were just recently added. For instance the score
at Welch Stadium. The Hornets are 4-5 so far as they prepare for their next game Nov. 1 against the Northwest Missouri Bearcats in board the concession stand and the restroom facilities were put in
Maryville, MO. during 1994. During our 100th season in 1997, the university put
in the impressive presidential sky box and media box that many
C RISTIAN E CHEVERRIA fans see towering over the stadium.
week we had to come back in the second half the main thing we have All of this history helps one to appreciate how much this school
S TAFF W RITER been talking about this week is playing a full four quarters.” offers. Many other schools do not have these really neat facilities
Last weekend Sloan El ran for 97 yards and scored all three of- that students have always taken for granted.
The Emporia State football team is making their final road trip of fensive touchdowns. This week the team is looking for a more bal- The fact is most division two universities do not have stadiums
the season to face off against the Northwest Missouri Bearcats this anced game. like we do that are so well kept at the same time. The turf was put
Saturday in Maryville, Missouri. “I think we are going to be a lot more balanced coming into this into the field during the 2006 season.
“We have some confidence from last week’s win and that was good game,” Sloan El said. “Because you have to be balanced when you All of these interesting facts should hopefully open the eyes of
for our football team coming off those four losses,” said Garin Hig- play a team like Northwest and win.” students on campus. Students never really stop to think how nice
gins, ESU head football coach. “We just wanted to carry over for The Hornets have had to come from behind for every victory this the stadium is and how much history it carries. Some people may
improvement for this week.” season. think Emporia is another small boring town but look around and
Last time ESU played Northwest was the final home game in 2007 “We know we have to play a full game, even last week we had people would be surprised how much there is to learn.
where the Hornets fell short 24-7. This year they want to carry what to come back in the second half,” said senior wide receiver Sean Now whenever you walk down those steps at Welch Stadium,
they learned from last week for success in Missouri. Partridge. “The main thing we have been talking about this week is just imagine how much has gone on and will go on in years to
“Definitely from last game we had the momentum,” said Andre playing a full four quarters.” come.
Sloan El, junior quarterback. “So we need to get the tempo from the In the past, the Hornets have struggled with penalties.
start of the game and start off fast and aggressive.”
The history between these two teams goes back to 1930 when they
“We need to protect the football,” Higgins said. “We need to play
mistake free playing a team like Northwest.”
Emporia State to face
played in a series where Northwest lead 20-2.
Up until this game, ESU has had trouble playing all four quarters
An ESU win over the 8-1 Northwest Bearcats would put the Hor-
nets with a record of 5-5 over all and a 3-5 in the divisional play. Missouri Western again
to the fullest, but players on the team want this game to be differ- The Hornets play Saturday against Northwest Missouri at Bearcat games makes it kind of difﬁcult,” Stillmock
ent. stadium in Maryville, Missouri. D OUG I RBY said.
“We know we have to play a full game,” Higgins said. “Even last S PORTS E DITOR Aside from travel, the team also deals
with weather difﬁculties.
The Emporia State soccer team hopes “It always gets tough in the end because
for a victory as they prepare to play a second it starts getting cold and rainy,” Killion said.
Hornets sweep Jennies 3-0
game against the Missouri Western Griffons. “It really pushes you mentally and physi-
The last time the ESU played the Grif- cally at the end because you are tired both
fons, the Hornets scored in the 79th minute ways.”
to win 1-0. The win was also the ﬁrst win in According to head coach Jim Scheider-
conference since beating Missouri Western hahn, being successful is often a mental
3-1 on September 23, 2006. skill.
M ATT P IERCE Sophmore outside hitter Brittney Miller looks toward the MIAA The Hornets want to repeat these results “I do not think we are as dynamic on top
S TAFF W RITER championships with great anticipation. against Missouri Western with another vic- as we need to be to create better chances and
“We want to win the MIAA,” Miller said. “We just have to take it tory. I think take a little more risk,” Scheiderhahn
one team at a time and not overlook any of our opponents.” “When we beat this team before we were said. “When you are not as successful as you
The Emporia State volleyball team defeated the Central Missouri Head coach Bing Xu is confident that the team has what it takes not playing as well as we are now so hope- have been this year nobody wants to screw
Jennies with a final score of 3-0 last night. to win. fully it will be more of a blowout,” said fresh- up.”
The Hornets were ranked 8th in the nation prior to the match and “We are trying to win our conference and regionals,” Xu said. man goalie Jennifer Stillmock. Scheiderhahn feels his team is coping
the Jennies were ranked 14th. “We just have to stay focused and play consistently.” In order to get another win, the team con- well with the challenges and upsets that the
The Hornets record before the game was 26-2 and the Jennies Although the Hornets defeated the Jennies, Central Missouri tinues to work on fundamentals. team has gone through.
were 24-6. still presented a challenge to ESU. “We are trying to focus on getting passes “I was worried a little about how they
The last time these two teams met the Hornets won the match in “They are a young team but they played very well,” Xu said. “We to our feet and playing quickly,” Stillmock were going to be coming into training yes-
four games. The Hornets had a kill percentage of .306 and recorded had a huge lead against them in the second game, but they managed said. “We can get more on attack than on de- terday but when I came down here the girls
10 blocks on the night. to come within four points at the end.” fense like in the beginning of the year.” were playing a game on the ﬁeld and hav-
Juinor All American outside hitter Arica Shepard had 14 kills Byfield was happy with the overall performance of the team. Along with fundamentals, the team needs ing a blast with it,” Scheiderhahn said. “As
and 11 digs. Senior outside hitter Megan Koster had 11 kills and 16 “We performed very well and as a mature team would,” Byfield to work on ﬁnishing. a coach if the team is enjoying the game, that
digs. Sophmore setter Ting Liu recorded 45 assists and 11 digs in said. “We were clicking all game.” The last time we played against this team brings its own rewards.”
that game. Team members also recognized their personal contributions to the Hornets had 20 shots on goal with only The team continues to practice on not
The Jennies are led in kills by Allie Huffman who is averaging the team’s win with pride. one shot connecting to the back of the net. playing in a choppy way.
3.44 kills per set and Paula Harris who is recording an average of “I think I played hard all game,” Miller said. “I did what my “We just cannot get the ﬁnish in so we “We drilled a lot and soccer is a free ﬂow-
3.43 kills per set. team needed me to do and I think I did really well.” are going to be working on scoring and get- ing game,” Scheiderhahn said. “We need to
Senior middle hitter Hannah Carter led the team with 13 kills The Hornets improve to 27-2 on the season. Their conference ting more shots off and playing more attack- play much more together and we have been
and a .571 kill average. Koster had 14 kills in the match. Juinor record improved to 13-1 in the MIAA. ing than defensive,” said junior defender and I think it showed this last couple of
defensive specialist Amy Byfield recorded 11 digs. The Hornets will play against the University of Nebraska-Omaha Kathryn Killion. matches we just have not been able to ﬁn-
Ting Liu earned herself a double-double with 36 assists and 14 at 7 p.m November 1 in White Auditorium. One challenge the team faces is having ish.”
digs along with four kills and a kill percentage of .375. to travel for the rest of the season. The Hornets will play at 7 p.m. tomorrow
“Having our last four games being away at St. Joseph, Missouri.