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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY • LYNCHBURG, VA • VOL. 20, NO. 19                                                                                         TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2003



INSIDE
  GETTING INVOLVED: Campus
                                         Flames reach perfection
Crusade spreads out into the
community with various min-
istries. See page 3.

 REMEMBER THE FIGHT: The 7th
annual Civil
War
Seminar is
coming to
Liberty on
April 4 -5. It
will kick off
with the
musical
“Rebel Cry.”
See page 4.

 NEED TO GET AWAY? Student
Life is sponsoring a trip to New
York City at the end of March.
See page 3.

  TAX HELP: Life! offers three
easy steps specifically for help-
ing college students file taxes.
See page 8.

 LUCKY SEVEN: Read more
                  about how
                  the
                  women’s
                  team won
                  Sunday’s
                  champi-                                                                                                                                                               JOHN FISHER

                  onship                 SEVEN IS HEAVEN — The women’s basketball team shows off its trophy after winning the Advance Auto Parts Big South Tournament Sunday evening. It
                  basketball             beat High Point University 84-71 to take home its seventh consecutive title.
                  game. See
                  page 12.


                                    Watch for spamming penalties Marine
 & OUT                              By Christine Koech, reporter

                                       If you’re thinking about send-
                                                                          site, spam would include junk e-
                                                                          mail, advertisements, chain let-
                                                                          ters and surveys. “If we allow
                                                                                                                   filter that blocks unwanted e-mail
                                                                                                                   from Liberty’s e-mail server,
                                                                                                                   according to Mathes. According             recruits
                 TUESDAY            ing an e-mail to more than two        people to send unsolicited e-mail,       to Mathes problems with e-mail
                Partly cloudy.      people at the same time without       they may overload people’s e-mail        viruses are now almost non-exis-
                High 52.
                Low 38.
                                    their prior knowledge of it, stop.
                                    You may want to read the anti-
                                    spam policy on the Liberty Web
                                    site before you do it.
                                                                          accounts with information that
                                                                          they do not want in the first
                                                                          place,” Mathes said.
                                                                             The result of this stringent pol-
                                                                                                                   tent thanks to this policy. “Most
                                                                                                                   viruses come from e-mail. In the
                                                                                                                   past viruses were transmitted via
                                                                                                                                                              increase
                 WEDNESDAY             Sending unsolicited bulk e-        icy, is a “very successful” e-mail                    Please see SPAM, page 5       By Jake Belue, reporter
                Afternoon           mail (spamming) is “not allowed
                showers.            by the university and certain                                                                                                Military recruiters manned
                High 61.            forms of spam are against                                                                                                 the information tables in the
                Low 32.             Virginia State law,” according to                                                                                         Arthur S. DeMoss Learning
                                    Aaron Mathes, assistant director                                                                                          Center on Tuesday and
                                    of operations at Information                                                                                              Wednesday of last week in hopes
                 THURSDAY           Services. In fact, Mathes said,                                                                                           of generating interest among the
                Showers.            spamming could cost a first time                                                                                          students. Staff Sergeant Arnold
                High 58.            offender six reprimands at LU                                                                                             of the Marines was recruiting in
                Low 35.             and 12 reprimands for the second                                                                                          DeMoss on Wednesday and said
                                    time in addition to a 25-cent fine                                                                                        there has been a small increase
                                    per e-mail address. In Virginia                                                                                           in the number of Liberty stu-
                 FRIDAY             an offender could be required to                                                                                          dents signing up for the service.
                Partly cloudy.      pay up to $ 25,000 in damages to                                                                                             That number, however, may
                High 60.            the “injured party.” The policy,                                                                                          soon increase even more,
                Low 35.             which can be found on the                                                                                                 because the Marines are offering
                                                                                                                                              JORDAN KRINER
                                    Information Services Web site,                                                                                            students new incentives for a
                                    was set in 1999,according to          LAB WORK — Students use computers in ILRC. On campus spamming is punish-            limited time. The Delayed Entry
                  SATURDAY          Mathes. According to the Web          able by as much as 12 reps, plus a 25 cent fine for every e-mail address used.      Program, which has existed for a
                 Partly cloudy.                                                                                                                               few years, also makes the deci-
                 High 61.                                                                                                                                     sion to be a Marine easier for
                 Low 38.
                                    Spring break: fun yet dangerous                                                                                           students. Members of that pro-
                                                                                                                                                              gram are able to complete col-
                                                                                                                                                              lege while earning money as a
 LOOKAHEAD                          By Rachel Coleman, reporter                               in foreign countries. Powell advises students to
                                                                                                                                                              Marine Reserve.
                                                                                                                                                                 Freshman Chris Saylor enlist-
                                                                                              watch their behavior when abroad. Students over-                ed in the Marine Reserve Corps
 IN THE APRIL 1, 2003 ISSUE            This weekend students will be heading out to           seas may accidentally break laws that are unfamil-              last month, and he will be head-
                                    places around the globe for spring break, having          iar to most Americans, or may put themselves in                 ed to Paris Island for the notori-
   Jars of Clay and Caedmon’s       fun and making memories.                                  situations where they are vulnerable to theft or                ous Marine boot camp. But
 call will be in concert April 5.      Some students, unfortunately, will not have            assault.                                                        Chris, who plans to make a
 Tickets are on sale now. Our       good memories to look back on. Every year, stu-              The Bureau of Consular Operations warns that                 career of being in the military,
 next issue will feature a pre-     dents traveling during spring break are injured or        many young people are victims of accidents and                  said he is anxious to get started.
 view of the concert.               killed in car accidents, become victims of crimes,        even crimes while traveling abroad.                             “I just want to serve my country
                                    or even get arrested.                                        “Young Americans have suffered injury or even                and the Marines give me the best
   The SGA court is now hearing        Campus pastor Dwayne Carson has counseled              death from automobile accidents, drowning and                   opportunity to do that,” he said
 ticket appeals and other con-      students who have lived through car accidents.            falls in addition to other mishaps. Sadly, other                with pride. “Not many people
 flicts. LU students appeal         Carson has found that students can suffer more            Americans have been raped or robbed because                     can call themselves Marines. I’m
 approximately 300 tickets a        than physical injuries in an accident.                    they have found themselves in unfamiliar locales                pumped about it. I would go
 week,                                 “The worst situation I’ve ever dealt with was a        or are incapable of exercising prudent judgment                 right now if I could,” he added
                                    student who was driving from Lynchburg and a              while under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” the             speaking of boot camp.
                                    woman cut in front of him on US 460. He hit her           Bureau reported.                                                   But along with the chance to
 GET YOUR GOWNS AND TUXES           broadside and killed her, and the accident put his           Here in the United States spring break can be                serve their country, these
   The annual Junior/Senior         mom, who was in the car with him, in the hospital.        just as dangerous. Senior Katie Corcine worried                 recruits will be given a substan-
 Banquet is being held April 11     He had to deal with the fact that he was part of the      that her fellow students might take unnecessary                 tial amount of money for their
 at the Omni Hotel in               killing of this lady. It wasn’t his fault, but he still   risks when hanging out with friends.                            efforts in the Reserve. Upon com-
 Charlottesville. Tickets are on    has to live with the fact that he was part of what           “It’s dangerous over spring break at places like             pletion of three months at boot
 sale now outside the bookstore     killed someone,” Carson said.                             the beach, with people drinking and stuff,” Corcine             camp, reserves are given $2,000
 and in the dining hall.               Secretary of State Colin Powell and the U.S.           said. “Make sure you don’t get in a car with a driver           with an opportunity for promo-
                                    State Department’s Bureau of Consular Operations          who’s been drinking. Of course no Liberty students              tion. They then go to specialized
                                    recently published a press release warning of the
                                    dangers young Americans may face when traveling                                            Please see BREAK, page 4                 Please see RECRUIT, page 2
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  The Price                                                                         New hires in Student Affairs
  is Right
                                                                                    By Rachel Coleman, reporter         the women of the campus from
                                                                                                                        that office” are what brought her
                                                                                       From Romeo, Mich., and           back to Liberty. Meeting their
                                                                                    Bridgeport, W.Va., two women        needs and working with them
                                                                                    have undertaken a tremendous        are things Jones finds dear to
                                                                                    responsibility here at Liberty      her heart.
 By Chris Price, columnist                                                          University. Sarah Jones and            “(She has) a very personal
                                                                                    Tracy Hoare have moved into         relationship with the students,”
     I would like to warn you that this column is going to be admittedly sub        recently vacated positions          senior Elisha Nix said.
 par today. I cannot concentrate on writing this thing when I have a                within the Dean of Women’s             “I want the women on my
 cruise to the Bahamas on my mind. Yes, in just six days I will be living it        office and Residence Life Office.   halls to know, to feel that they
 up with all the newlyweds and the old people that are known to frequent               Sarah Jones served as a res-     can come to me with personal,
 cruise lines. In just 144 hours, I will be in the midst of flirting with all the   ident director for dorms 25, 29     family or school problems or
 old women I can. To some people that may seem odd, or gross, but I have            and 30 until the end of the fall    their walk with the Lord. That’s
 given it a lot of thought.                                                         semester 2002. In January she       why I’m here—to help them. I
     First of all, old women usually have money. How many of your                   moved into the position of asso-    love it when students come,
 grandmothers always seem to have an extra little bit of money to send              ciate dean, leaving her former      want to know, learn and grow,”
 your way? Where do they get it from? It would not surprise me in the               position open for fellow LU         Jones said.
 least to find out my grandma was selling her prescription drugs to fund            alumna Hoare.                          Jones stresses the importance                                   JONES
 my latest trip to Outback. I can just see her on the corner looking out for           Jones received a degree in       of giving young women support
 the five-o, with one of her blue hair friends acting as the lookout. I             social studies education from LU    during their time at LU. “It is a        She applied for a similar posi-
 would imagine the street value of Metamucil and Geritol would be                   in 1999. She briefly worked at      key transitional, formational         tion as RD at the end of the last
 pretty high. And, if the police did happen to rush up on them, they                Brookville Middle School in         time,” Jones said of the college      school year and was interviewed
 would be off in their motorized scooters, and all you would hear was the           Lynchburg, after which she          years. In her new position, Jones     but didn’t make it. “When a
 whine of the electric motor.                                                       returned to Liberty in 2000.        assumes new responsibilities.         position opened up mid-year,
     Also, old women like to go to bed early. If you want to hang out with          Jones believes her “heart for the   “We deal with whatever student        they called me,” Hoare said. “I
 the guys, no worries, you just have to go to a 4:30 dinner with her and get        women of this campus” and the       needs arise, whether those be         came here because it is more
 back in time to watch Matlock and Murder She Wrote. Before you know                “opportunities available to reach   struggles in life, crises, counsel-   where my heart is and my future
 it, it’s 8 o’clock and it’s time for her to go to bed. You now have the rest of                                        ing, advocacy for students with       desires are. God just put it in my
 the night free.                                                                                                        other offices on campus, disci-       heart.”
     Old women can also cook. Cooking is a dying art among the women of                                                 pline, mentoring opportunities           “I definitely think she’s right
 our generation. That’s why I like senior citizens. Think of the best cook                                              or educating the women on             for the job,” Morton said. “I
 you know, and she is probably over 60. The only danger you run into                                                    women’s issues.”                      think she handles it well and
 here is the propensity of old people to not be the best dishwashers.                                                      “I was excited when I found        embraces the position. I’m
 Sometimes at an old person’s house you will get a fork to eat dinner with                                              out Sarah got promoted,” Emily        really glad she’s my RD.”
 that lets you know what they had for dinner last night. Take your own sil-                                             Morton, a senior resident assis-         Both Jones and Hoare are
 verware and you’re all set.                                                                                            tant for dorm 30-3, said. “She’s      currently continuing their edu-
     Now I know some of you are probably grossed out, but I am about to                                                 fair, level-headed, with her eyes     cation, Jones is in the seminary
 list some attractive elderly people who may make you change your mind.                                                 focused on Christ.”                   and Hoare is working toward her
 I will throw in some men for the ladies also. Bob Barker, who is the man                                                  Tracy Hoare, who took over         master’s in religion.
 even at 208 years old, Tom Brokaw, any of the Golden girls, Charlton                                                   as RD for the three dorms, is            In addition, Jones’ husband is
 Heston, Elizabeth Taylor and I am sure there are many others that are                                                  there for RAs if they do not know     also in the seminary. “In May
 slipping my mind.                                                                                                      what to do in certain situations.     2005, he’ll receive his M. Div.
     All I am saying is that I am going to be open to finding companionship                                             She also handles major discipline     After that, we’ll go wherever the
 on the cruise, and if it happens to be with an 85-year-old, blue haired,                                               problems and works on building        Lord leads, probably in some kind
 survivor of world wars, false teeth wearing, reeking of Bengay, gorgeous                                               relationships with the girls.         of church ministry,” Jones said.
 chick named Mabel, then so be it. When it comes to finding love, The                                                      After Hoare graduated in              Hoare is about halfway fin-
 Price is Right.                                                                                                        2000 from Liberty, she went to        ished with her master’s. “I’ll
                                                                                                              HOARE     work as grad assistant with           probably spend three years fin-
                                                                                                                                  Coach Brant Tolsma,         ishing school and enjoying the
                                                                                                                                  working with the LU         ministry here, then at a church
                                                                                                                                  women’s track team. In      or maybe even go overseas,”
                                                                                                                                  that position, she          Hoare said.
                                                                                                                                  worked with the dis-           In the meantime, both Jones
                                                                                                                                  tance runners. Hoare        and Hoare are available to help.
                                                                                                                                  was responsible for dis-    They encourage students to
                                                                                                                                  ciplining the girls and     come by if they have any prob-
                                                                                                                                  spending time to help       lems. “I’ve been through quite a
                                                                                                                                  with emotional and          bit. I feel the Lord has had me go
                                                                                                                                  school problems. “I         through those trials and the
                                                                                                                                  also helped girls look-     peace and help He’s given me, I
                                                                                                                                  ing for an older female     can give now to those girls,”
                                                                                                                                  figure to talk to and was   Hoare said. “My heart would be
                                                                                                                                  eager to provide that       for them to know that I was a
                                                                                                                                  for them,” Hoare said.      student here. I’ve been through
                                                                                                                                     Hoare spent last         a lot of what the girls go
                                                                                                                                  semester in Egypt, then     through, and I’m able to relate. I
                                                                                                                                  came back and got a         think Sarah and I both want
                                                                                                                                  position at a hospital.     them to know that we have an
                                                                                                                                  “After graduation, I        open door, and we’re available to
                                                                                                                                  didn’t know whether I       talk to.”
                                                                                                                                  should go into the med-        If students need help or want
                                                                                                                                  ical field or counseling,   more information on the Dean of
                                                                                                                                  and that summer it felt     Women’s office, the office is
                                                                                                                                  like the Lord was lead-     located on the first floor of Dorm
                                                                                                                                  ing me to more of a         13. Their Web site is www.lib-
                                                                                                                                  counseling position,”       erty.edu/DeanofWomen.
                                                                                                                                  Hoare said.




                                                                                                                                  Recruit: LU stu-
                                                                                                                                  dents join to serve,
                                                                                                                                  help with tuition
                                                                                                                                  Continued from page 1

                                                                                                                                  training school before coming back to finish college. Until
                                                                                                                                  graduation, recruits spend one weekend a month at a
                                                                                                                                  reserve base and earn from $700 to $750 for that month’s
                                                                                                                                  work.
                                                                                                                                     “It will be a lot of stress relief to go from classes to a lot
                                                                                                                                  of explosions,” said freshman Jonathan Mills, who signed
                                                                                                                                  up last August to become a combat engineer. Mills prima-
                                                                                                                                  rily wanted to sign up for the reserve program to learn self-
                                                                                                                                  discipline. He believes that the Marine Core can provide
                                                                                                                                  that for him. “They are the hardest group to get into, and
                                                                                                                                  they will challenge me physically,” he said. When asked
                                                                                                                                  about the escalating conflict in the Middle East, Mills said
                                                                                                                                  that if he was called upon, then he “would be glad to
                                                                                                                                  serve.”
                                                                                                                                     Staff Sergeant Arnold said that there are six more Lib-
                                                                                                                                  erty students who are currently in the application process.
                                                                                                                                  “A lot of people come in to apply, but have to be disquali-
                                                                                                                                  fied,” he said. The Marine Recruiting Station located at
                                                                                                                                  2600 Memorial Avenue sees many come to enlist, but only
                                                                                                                                  a few make it through the application process.
                                                                                                                                     With the pay benefits, professional experience, and les-
                                                                                                                                  sons in self-discipline, the Marine Core has a lot to offer
                                                                                                                                  students. To learn more details about the program contact
                                                                                                                                  Staff Sergeant Arnold or Sergeant Brooks at 847-4401.
                                                                                                                                  Recruiters will be in DeMoss again on April 8-9.
MARCH 11, 2003                                                                                                                                                                             THE LIBERTY CHAMPION, Page 3



Campus Crusade reaches out SL plans Big Apple trip
                                                    sion, Care and Col-    ferent colleges in Lynchburg for
                                                    lege.                  a citywide worship service. This
                                                       The “City” group    takes place once every month,
                                                    meets on Saturdays and the next citywide meeting
                                                    and goes to the        is Tuesday, March 25 at Lib-
                                                    James River Cross-     erty.
                                                    ing Apartments and        Campus Crusade met for one
                                                    to the College Hill    of its bi-weekly rallies last
                                                    Apartments. From       Monday, March 3. Just over 60
                                                    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,     students met in DeMoss Hall
                                                    students play          1114 for the event. After a time
                                                    games with chil-       of worship and a brief testi-
                                                    dren and conduct       mony, Lindsay Boone brought a
                                                    Bible studies in       message of encouragement
                                                    these areas, Atkin-    from Exodus 9:31.
                                                    son said. The City        Boone shared about her
                                                    team partners with     recent experiences with her
                                                    another LU service     father getting diagnosed with a
                                                    group, Touch of        rare muscle cancer. This dis-
                                                    God Ministries,        ease left Boone’s father with a
                                                    Atkinson said.         20 percent chance to live. She
                                                       The “Commis-        concluded her talk by saying,
                                     JORDAN KRINER  sion” group works      “My prayer is that you are so in
RALLY — CCC meets once every two weeks.            alongside the City      love with God that He’s all that
Between meetings, members minister in Lynchburg.   ministry every Sat-     really counts.”
                                                   urday. The aim for         “Tonight made me realize
                                                   this group is to talk   how I sometimes worry about
By Ricky Hardison, reporter           to the parents of these children     issues that aren’t very impor-
                                      about the Lord.                      tant,” freshman Jason Cobb
   Liberty’s Campus Crusade              The “Care” group meets on         said after attending his first
for Christ offers students more       Sunday afternoon’s between 2         Campus Crusade rally. “What
opportunities to                                                                    Lindsey said really
get their hands
dirty for Christ
this year.
   This student-
                       “   I’ve seen people coming
                        together with a common vision
                                                                                    moved me, and I think I
                                                                                    might get involved with
                                                                                    Campus Crusade.”
                                                                                       If anybody wants
led program infil-      to serve Christ in a real way                               more information about
trates various          with a servant’s heart.                                     LU’s Campus Crusade,                                                                                                   PHOTO PROVIDED BY DOUBLETREE
parts of the com-                                                                   you may e-mail lucru-
munity with the                                                                     sade@yahoo.com or                                      CITY TRAVELERS — Student Life is sponsoring a trip to New York for March 28 - 30.
                                              –senior Bryan Snyder

                                                                                        ”
love of God on the                                                                  call Atkinson at ext.                                  The group will be staying at the Doubletree in the heart of Manhattan.
weekends, and                                                                       3993.
Campus Crusaders meet bi-             p.m. and 4 p.m. and ministers           Youth Professor Dr. Lee                                      By Joe Leahy, reporter                        way shows and professional sports
weekly on campus to challenge, in various ways to the residents Vukich is the Faculty Sponsor                                                                                            games to shopping. Then, when
encourage and fellowship with         Oaks of Lynchburg Care Home. for Campus Crusade, and 17                                                 Student Life is sponsoring a trip          you’re done you can relax in near by
one another.                             The “College” ministry of         different students comprise the                                 to New York City from March 28                Central Park. Students can also try
   “I’ve seen people coming           Campus Crusade seeks to              leadership for this service                                     through March 30. Participating               to get tickets to the David Letterman
together with a common vision         gather believers from the dif-       organization.                                                   students will stay in Manhattan for           show. Tickets are given away on a
to serve Christ in a real                                                                                                                  two nights.                                   lottery system. Discounted tickets
way with a servant’s                                                                                                                          The cost for the entire trip is            for all available Broadway shows can
heart,” senior Bryan Sny-                                                                                                                  $150. That includes lodging at the            be purchase in Times Square, if stu-
der said.                                                                                                                                  prestigious Doubletree Suits right in         dents are willing to stand in line for
   Though Campus Cru-                                                                                                                      the heart of Manhattan. There will            them.
sade met during the last                                                                                                                   be four people to a room so students             “I would definitely go and see
school year, it has gotten                                                                                                                 might want to start looking for               ‘thoroughly Modern Millie,’” junior
much more established                                                                                                                      roommates. Student Life worker                Knikki Lilistol said. “I love that
this year, according to                                                                                                                    Philip Harrison said that they are            show, and I just named my new
junior Paul Atkinson, the                                                                                                                  planning this trip “for the students          puppy Millie.” Other new Broadway
administrative coordina-                                                                                                                   to get away for the weekend.” To              shows include Urine Town, or if you
tor for Campus Crusade.                                                                                                                    make it a true getaway this trip will         are a more of an old fashioned thes-
“This year it really is get-                                                                                                               be organized loosely to allow you to          pian you can always check out Les
ting kicked off because                                                                                                                    do pretty much anything that you              Mis, or Phantom of the Opera.
students are actively                                                                                                                      might have you heart set on doing.               If this is starting to sound good to
serving in the commu-                                                                                                                      There is no strict group itinerary, so        you, it’s not too late to sign up. There
nity,” Atkinson observed.                                                                                                                  students will be able to choose what          are about 30 tickets left, so hurry up
   Not only does Campus                                                                                                                    they want to do and see themselves.           and reserve them while there is time.
Crusade bring all sorts of                                                                                                                     “The greatest thing about New                And if you hit the big city and
students together, but it                                                                                                                  York City is the fact that you can go         after a few minutes and start won-
also ministers in all sorts                                                                                                                out and do anything that you feel             dering about what is playing at the
                                                                                                   JORDAN KRINER
of ways. The four main                                                                                                                     like doing,” senior Daniel Hooks              local dollar theater, then it’s a good
branches of Campus Cru- FELLOWSHIP— The student Campus Crusade for Christ came together for their                                          said. A variety of entertainment              chance that you’ve lived in Lynch-
sade are City, Commis-       latest rally last Monday. Meeting times are advertised around campus.                                         choices are available, from Broad-            burg a bit too long.



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 THE PAST                                                             Civil War seminar on its way
  IMPACTING                                                           By Amanda Smith, reporter

                                                                         The Liberty University

 THE PRESENT                                                          Center for the Study of the
                                                                      Civil War in Central Virginia
                                                                      will present its seventh
                                                                      annual Civil War Seminar
                                                                      April 4-5.
 Religious giants explain just war                                       The Civil War and the
                                                                      Arts is the title to this year’s
 By Anthony Rago, columnist                                           seminar, and co-chair of the
                                                                      seminar Professor Kenny
     For a paper, I am researching the political and legal            Rowlette said that this year’s
 thoughts of Martin Luther and John Calvin. Both of these men         program “is a highly interac-
 were in the Augustinian line of the Christian faith (the one I       tive seminar.” The seminar
 am a part of also), and both were brilliant legal and theological    will begin on Friday evening
 minds of their time. As I read, I came across their understand-      with the Liberty University
 ing of a just war.                                                   Theatre Department’s pres-
     This information and reasoning I found, coming from such         entation of “Rebel Cry.”                                                                                                  FILE PHOTO
 men of renown, should be considered by Americans, especially         Rebel Cry is a musical set in        GOING BACK IN TIME — Reenactors stage a battle between Union and Confederate forces.
 Christians, as we try to understand our current situation and        the final days of the Confed-        Central Virginia is home to a wealth of Civil War history and scholarship.
 guide our country. Thus I present my findings to you as a con-       eracy in Richmond during
 tribution to a discussion on just war theory.                        the spring of 1865. Rebel Cry
     For Martin Luther, it seems that a just war has two compo-       was written by LU’s award                                    music they play have made
                                                                                                           location for filming as well                                    he first purchased some of
 nents: the right of the emperor or prince and the attitude of        winning playwright Linda                                     this duo a success. Potomac
                                                                                                           as the uniforms of the Union                                    his own. Rowlette has a vast
 the people. The legal right to embark in war is strictly confined    Nell Cooper. Cooper has                                      Thunder will allow you to
                                                                                                           soldiers and the set construc-                                  knowledge of the Civil War
 to cases of actual attack by another political entity. However,      been a professor at Liberty                                  experience the music that
                                                                                                           tion. This story portrays a                                     and is an active member in
 he seems to imply that even in these cases, a leader ought not       since 1990.                                                  surrounded the Civil war era.
                                                                                                           Southern planter who is sen-                                    Civil War reenacting. He is
 to go to war if he estimates the cost of life and misery to his         The seminar will continue         tenced to be hanged for hisThe Honorable Glenn F.               currently 1st Lieutenant of
 subjects to not be worth the risk. There are other options he        the following morning with a                                 McConnell, the chairman of
                                                                                                           attempted sabotage on a rail-                                   the 11th Va. Regiment, Com-
 ought to pursue to their fullest extent first.                       screening of a new film ver-                                 the Hunley Commission as
                                                                                                           road bridge over a creek.                                       pany G, in Lynchburg.
     A legal right to embark on war is not the only concern for       sion of “An Occurrence At                                    well as a South Carolina
                                                                                                           Members of the production                                          The cost of the seminar
 Luther; a war is just if the people also submit to God, the          Owl Creek Bridge.” The orig-                                 state senator, will also be
                                                                                                           team will be at the screening                                   will be $25 for students and
 absolute ruler. In Luther’s time there were people who used          inal version of this movie                                   speaking at the seminar.
                                                                                                           to answer questions and to                                      $35 for adults. This will
 religion to support war against the Turkish invaders when            aired in 1962 on the original                                McConnell will be speaking
                                                                                                           interact with seminar atten-                                    include everything that has
 they themselves were ungodly. To Luther, these people, and           Twilight Zone television                                     on the commission’s inten-
                                                                                                           dees. This is one of the first                                  been discussed in this arti-
 all subjects, should realize: a) that God has brought the Turks      series and won several                                       tions of displaying the H.L
                                                                                                           screenings of the film in the                                   cle. A Saturday luncheon is
 to judge the people, b) that the people should submit to God         awards at the 1962 Canne             U.S.                    Hunley submarine and of                 also offered at an additional
 wholeheartedly, forsaking the sins He was punishing them for,        Film Festival. Produced by a                                 burying the remains of its
                                                                                                              Following this film will be                                  cost of $10 per person.
 and then c) the people should defend the fatherland with a           French film company, “It                                     crew. Following McConnell,
                                                                                                           a concert by Potomac Thun-                                         In addition, students can
 clear conscience. If a man was certain that his lord was             was not historically accu-                                   the Senior Curator of the
                                                                                                           der. This husband/ wife duo                                     also attend the seminar for
 embarking on an unjust war, he was counseled to obey God             rate,” Rowlette said. The                                    National Firearms Museum
                                                                                                           has been playing Civil War                                      undergraduate credit. This
 rather than the emperor. If he did not have sufficient evidence      newest version by Ambrose                                    in Fairfax will be speaking
                                                                                                           music since 1994. Playing                                       involves attending both the
 of his lord’s wrongdoing or could not find out whether the           Bierce and produced by Owl           only on period or periodon the use of firearms in               Friday and Saturday ses-
 action is just, he should serve the emperor in innocence.            Creek Productions Company            reproduction instrumentsAmerica’s history. Doug                 sions of the seminar and
     The sources I have read for this are Luther’s “Temporal          pays much attention to the                                   Wicklund has an extensive
                                                                                                           and carefully researching the                                   writing a paper. For more
 Authority”; ‘Whether Soldiers, Too, May Be Saved”; and “On                                                                                   personal collec-             information, interested stu-
 War Against the Turk”. For John Calvin, in his Institutes of the                                                                             tion of Civil War            dents should contact Dr.
 Christian Religion, war is to be embarked upon to defend the                                                                                 firearms, some of            Cline Hall of the History
 people from seditious men and invaders who plunder and hurt                                                                                  which will be on             Department at 582-2512.
 the people. This is a valid extension of the duty of the ruler to                                                                            display at the                  When asked who this
 wield the sword to avenge evil and keep the peace. He also                                                                                   seminar.                     conference caters to,
 says in regard to war that rulers should “not accept the occa-                                                                                  The history of            Rowlette responded, “To
 sion when offered, unless they are driven to it by extreme                                                                                   Civil War trading            both the community mem-
 necessity.” I suppose this is because war is a grave event, not a                                                                            cards will also be           bers and the students here
 clean, surgical, distanced procedure, but a bloody, wounding                                                                                 addressed on at              on campus.” He encourages
 confrontation that affects or ends the lives of real men created                                                                             the seminar.                 students to check out the
 in God’s image. Calvin extends the right to protect one’s coun-                                                                              Rowlette will                seminar. “We would like to
 try to the obligation to defend those one’s country is allied with                                                                           speak on his inter-          have more Liberty students
 in a defensive pact.                                                                                                                         est and back-                attend,” Rowlette said. Stu-
     Reader, I present this article to you so that you will have                                                                              ground in these              dents can also receive aca-
 other sources to consult as you hear talk of war and compare                                                                                 cards. The cards             demic credit for attending
                                                                                                                                  FILE PHOTO
 the current situation with what you read about just war theory.                                                                              originate in the             this seminar.
                                                                       CAMP FOLLOWERS — Young reenactors help behind the scenes of the war. early 1960s when




Break: University, government warn against local and worldwide dangers
Continued from page 1                              prepared for everything, Carson advises stu-             “Many (students) believe they are             is also important that they have a good time
                                                   dents to use common sense while driving.              immune from prosecution in foreign coun-         on their break. “Enjoy spring break, it’s a
will be drinking over spring break. But it’s       Even so, he says there’s always the potential         tries because they are American citizens.        time to relax, to enjoy friends,” Carson said.
just straight-up idiocy to get in a car with       of someone else making a mistake.                     The truth is that Americans are expected to      “My biggest advice as a pastor is don’t put
someone who’s been drinking.”                         One action Carson recommends is wear-              obey all of the laws of the countries they       yourself in places where you are prone to
   Students don’t have to be drinking or           ing a seatbelt. “It’s amazing to me how               visit, and those who break these laws some-      fall. If you are struggling with something,
doing other “bad things,” however, to find         many students and other people still don’t            times face severe penalties, including prison    spring break is not the time to put yourself
themselves in a bad situation. Many stu-           wear seatbelts,” Carson said.                         sentences,” the release said.                    in that kind of a situation. Be able to look
dents are traveling long distances in their           Overseas, there is also the danger of vio-            If a traveler is truly guilty of breaking a   back at the end of spring break at positive
vehicles. Every time someone gets into a           lating laws that might be different from              law, no matter how unfair it might seem in       memories and not regrets.”
car, there’s a chance that they will be            what students are used to in the U.S.                 American eyes, there is little that U.S. offi-      Corcine had similar thoughts. “Some stu-
involved in an accident. Even the most             “Some young people are victimized                     cials can do for those arrested. “Although       dents are pretty reckless (on spring break)
cautious drivers run the risk of being             because they may be unaware of the laws,              U.S. consular officers can visit American cit-   because they’re college students and they’re
involved in a traffic collision at some point      customs, or standards of the country they             izens being held in foreign jails, they cannot   all out to have a good ol’ time,” Corcine
in their lives.                                    are visiting,” Powell said in a letter from           get them released,” Powell said.                 said. “But I’d tell them to be smart: remem-
   While it isn’t possible to be completely        the state department.                                    While safety is a concern for students, it    ber who we are and who we represent.”


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Spam: LU network fights internet-transmitted problems
Continued from page 1                 an e-mail message with a virus-     Office software for $8. The         stops them from reaching the
                                      infected attachment is received     software includes Microsoft         intended receiver’s computer.
disks. Now they come mostly           on the LU server. The software      Office through which students          Mathes also recommends
through infected e-mail attach-       automatically detects the virus,    can access their Liberty e-mail     that students check the cur-
ments,” Mathes said. Liberty,         deletes the infected attachment     accounts. Outlook, according        rent students Web page for
however, has “up to date virus        and sends a message to the          to Mathes, has built in protec-     virus alerts. In case of a virus
protection installed on all           intended recipient informing        tion from malicious attach-         infection, students should call
servers,” he said. Thanks to the      them that the attachment he or      ments and a junk mail filter        the Help Desk for instructions
software, LU escaped the havoc        she was supposed to receive         feature which can help elimi-       on how to handle the virus.
wreaked on campus-servers             was infected with a virus.          nate unwanted e-mail and               Students can install anti-
nationwide in March 1999 by              To help protect their com-       reduce the possibility of           virus software for free by vis-
the notorious “Melissa” virus         puters from viruses, Mathes         receiving a virus-infected e-       iting the Resnet Web site on
and the “I love you” virus in         recommends that students            mail. The Liberty e-mail            www.liberty.edu/resnet or
May 2000. According to                take advantage of the               account also has a virus pro-       calling the Help Desk at
                                                                                                                                                                                                    KENNY GIBSON
Mathes, the software is acti-         Microsoft Campus Agreement          tection feature which scans         2193.
vated automatically whenever          which provides Microsoft            attachments for viruses and                                                 SURFING— Student Jeremy Polson works on his com-
                                                                                                                                                      puter in the dorm.



Answering the Pink Towel mystery
By Camie Poplaski, reporter

   Do your towels get pink
                                        anything in the water at all. “Right
                                        now we are getting 100 percent of
                                        our water from the Candler’s
                                                                                one is peroxide.”
                                                                                   The answer is peroxide or ben-
                                                                                zoyl peroxide.
                                                                                                                                         worldupdate    Compiled from various news sources
splotches? Or has your white            Mountain tanks,” said Howard               Where can you find peroxide
washcloth become a shade of yel-        Burks, a hands-on operator at the       used by college students? Well,
low?                                    College Hill Water Plant. “We put       the occasional ear piercing and
   After many complaints about          only a few things into the water at     the use of peroxide for cleansing it           North Korea tests missile
towels turning different colors at      certain times. We use sodium            would explain why girls reported
Liberty University, the answer to       hydroxide to bring the PH level         most of the problems.                          North Korea test fired short range missile into the Sea of Japan
the question “Why does my towel         above neutral so the water isn’t           But more commonly, peroxide              Monday. The test, believed to be of an anti-ship missile of the same
have pink splotches?” is finally        acidic. We use something called         can be found in face wash. Part of          type tested just before the South Korean presidential inauguration
answered.                               DC 22 to help keep the pipes in         the reason more girls reported the          Feb. 24.
    Towels seem to turn either a        your home from corroding and            stained towels than guys is
light pink color or a fluorescent       sometimes we use finished chlo-         because girls will often spend $5
pink depending on the fabric            rine. The times you notice the          or more on a product that guys                 Russia opposes new UN resolution
being stained. Unlike a rust stain,     chlorine the most is when we are        may not. Girls are always on the
which is generally attained from        operating 100 percent from the          look out for something new and                 Russia will vote against a resolution proposed by the U.S and
rust gathering inside of old copper     James River, however, the water is      better.                                     Britain that gives Saddam Hussein until March 17 to disarm Russian
water pipes and making orange or        still within regulation to be used as      Right now the worst stain cul-           officials said Monday. Foreign minister Igor Ivanov said that the
“rust” colored marks on the tow-        drinking water,” Burks said.            prit on the market as far as face           Russian government does not consider another resolution necessary.
els, something actually reacts with         Another interesting twist to the    wash is concerned is Clean &
the dye in fabrics to completely        “pink towels” is that almost every      Clear in the purple tube. This par-
change the color of the towel or        student who reported his or her         ticular face wash has 10 percent               Palestinian prime minister approved
whatever the item is to pink.           towel changing color was female.        benzoyl peroxide in it and will
   “I saw all these spots on my         The problem with the theory that        stain towels.                                  Political reforms in the Palestinian National Authority moved
towels and wondered what was            it could be in the pipes is that           So, if you love your face wash           forward Monday as the Palestinian Parliament approved the new
causing them,” junior Amy Jordan        many of the dorms on campus             just pick one towel to use so you           position of prime minister. The Bush administration has
said. “I thought it was the bleach      have metal piping so one would          don’t ruin all of them and if you           demanded that the Palestinians instate new political leaders before
from the bathrooms.”                    think that there would be more          don’t like the idea of any of your          reopening peace talks.
   Although most students who           guys with the same problem.             towels being stained be sure to
complained about their towels               A call to Leslie Gryder, the        look for peroxide on the back label
turning color complained of the         head chemist at College Hill            of most face
“pink” color, there were also a few     Water Plant, solves the pink towel      washes. “Perox-
who had items stained yellow.           mystery. “Lots of things can dye        ide will stain a lot
Most of the yellow stains were on       fabrics or stain it,” Gryder said.      of colors pink,”
fabrics that were white.                “Two common stain culprits are          Gryder said.
   The problem is that it seems the     bleach and chlorine (much like          “Your whites may
stains were not being caused by         that in pools). Oh wait, another        also turn yellow.”



   Saturday, April 5th
   @7:30 in the Vines Center




                                                                                                       Campus Calendar
                                                                                                        March
                                                                                                        3/11/03 - Meetings for Summer and Fall Internships 4:00 pm @ DH2052. Meetings
                                                                                                        every Tues. until March 11. $5 application packet fee. Deadline to submit applications
                                                                                                        for summer and fall internships is April 15. For more info contact the Career Center at
                                                                                                        x2352 or carreers@liberty.edu.
                                                                                                        4/4/03 - Powder Puff. 7:00 pm @ William’s Stadium. Interested in playing call x2688.
                                                                                                        So make reservations. Ask for Ahjandra.
                                                                                                        3/31/03-4/5/03 - International Week- Passport to the World. Throughout the week MISO
                                                                                                        and other cultural organizations on campus will celebrate the rich ethnic culturals at
                                                                                                        Liberty University. The highlight of the week will be the international food festival and
                                                                                                        bazaar on Saturday, April 15th in the Schilling’s Center from 2-5pm.
                                                                                                        4/1/03 - Etiquette Dinner and Lecture - 6:00 pm @ Sodexho’s Executive Dining
                                                                                                        Room. $10 with a meal plan, $15 without a meal plan. Learn the do’s and don’ts of din-
   Special Liberty Student Rate                                                                         ner etiquette while enjoying a five course gourmet meal! Pre-registration is required, in
   Only $5.00                       Tickets must be purchased
                                                                                                        the Career Center, by March 28. See DH 2016 or call x2352 for more info.
                                                                                                        4/19/03 - 8th Annual Minority Student Achievement Awards Banquet - 6:00 pm @
                                                                                                        Hotel Roanoke. $25. Tickets can be purchased in the Minority&International Students
   (normal ticket price is $19.50) in the Student Life Office in                                        Office. This is a formal event a photographer will be available that evening. We look for-
                                                 David’s Place                                          ward to you attending the 8th Annual MSAA to honor the achievements of Liberty
               Limited number of tickets                                                                University’s Minority and International Students


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Opinion                                                                                                                                   “  Some men see things as
                                                                                                                                          they are and ask why. Others
                                                                                                                                          dream things that never were
                                                                                                                                          and ask why not.
                                                                                                                                                         -George Bernard Shaw

                                                                                                                                                                                              ”
                                                                 Israeli and Palestinian struggle
   Champion
               The Liberty

                                                                     Though war with Iraq            call the suicide bombers ter-         the origins of this fiasco. The    numerous cultural and social


                      Top 10                                     looms as an ominous possi-
                                                                 bility in near future, the con-
                                                                 flict there does not yet com-
                                                                 pare to another in the Middle
                                                                                                     rorists, but say that the Israeli
                                                                                                     troops who kill civilians are
                                                                                                     simply undertaking military
                                                                                                     operations to defend their
                                                                                                                                           issue really is over land, and
                                                                                                                                           who has rightful claim to it.
                                                                                                                                           I’ll add here that I find it
                                                                                                                                           amusing that many at Liberty
                                                                                                                                                                              clashes, but most of the ten-
                                                                                                                                                                              sion was over the land issue.
                                                                                                                                                                              Of course, there are numer-
                                                                                                                                                                              ous intricacies that I will not
  Ways for college students to                                   East.                               territory. I saw an elderly           say that this is a religious       detail now, but basically the
                                                                     That is the ongoing strug-      Palestinian women on T.V.             struggle that dates back to the    Jews bought tons of land,
  make money over Spring break                                   gle for land                                       the other night        time of Isaac and Ishmael.         often with shady business
    1. Make sure you hug and kiss every                          between the                                        lamenting the          While they are the fathers of      dealings on both sides.
                                                                 Israelis and                                       seeming double         the Jews and Arabs respec-             The Arabs first noticed the
       relative you see.
                                                                 Palestinians.                                      standard of            tively, I do not believe that      danger of the massive Jewish
    2. Sell your plasma.                                         Just last week a                                   Palestinians           this conflict has much to do       influx in 1891 and for the first
    3. Turn in your little brothers aluminum                     Palestinian sui-                                   being called ter-      with religious beliefs.            time made a demand that
                                                                 cide bomber                                        rorists for killing        Support for this is found in   they have not yet neglected:
       can collection.                                           blew himself up                                    Israeli children       a statement made by a 22-          ending Jewish immigration
    4. Wash clothes and check every pocket.                      along with 15                                      when the Israelis      year-old Palestinian college       and purchasing of land in
                                                                 Israelis, many                                     kill Palestinians      student who assisted a suicide     Palestine. Of course their
    5. Set out a can at the local gas station to                 high school                                        in the name of         bomber last summer and was         demand didn’t go far. After
       help feed a starving college student.                     and college stu-    jullesoutten                   safety.                imprisoned. In an interview        World War I, the Western
    6. Send out graduation announcements                         dents, on a                                           In fact, the        with an ABC News reporter          Powers sided with the Jews.
                                                                 suburban bus.                                      same day that          he said, “We are human and         Actually they made conflict-
       (even if you’re a freshmen it couldn’t                    Though that was the first sui-      the bus bombing occurred an           we do respect humans. We do        ing land promises to both
       hurt to get an early start).                              cide bomber reported in two         Israeli operation set up near a       not hate Jews in America or        sides, but after the war, the
                                                                 months, it seems that the ten-      Palestinian refugee camp.             Europe, but those who occu-        British Mandate went into
    7. Clean up your parents’ house and act                      sion has been anything but          There they demolished a               pied our land and imposed          effect, which partitioned a
       like you didn’t do it for as long as                      still and silent.                   weapon’s storage facility of          settlements and humiliation.       portion of the land in Pales-
                                                                     CNN.com reported that           the supposed terrorist group          If this hadn’t happened, we        tine for the Jews. Naturally
       possible.
                                                                 the Palestinian Minister of         but also killed 11 Palestinians       don’t have a problem with          Jewish immigrants flooded in
    8. Visit all the old folks in your church.                   Information said that since         and wounded nearly 100                anyone. We respect all             more than ever before and
    9. Search for money in the couch.                            the Jan. 5 double-suicide           more. They brought in                 humans. This war was               eventually in 1948 the nation
                                                                 bombing that left 25 dead,          around 50 tanks, troops and           imposed on us.”                    of Israel was founded –
   10. Invent a missions trip to the LU campus                   Israeli troops have killed 154      helicopters, claiming it to be            So when did this land          immediately followed by an
       and send out support letters. (Okay,                      civilians. He added that            in response to fierce resist-         occupation first take place? It    Israeli/Palestinian war, one
                                                                 Palestinian authority con-          ance from Palestinian forces;         actually dates back to right       of many to come.
       okay it was just a joke).                                 demns all attacks on civilians,     the Palestinians said it was          around 1882, for that is when          So what we’ve got here basi-
                                                                 including the recent suicide        revenge for of the bombing.           the Jews first began to immi-      cally is the Palestinians trying
                                                                 bombing, but he also said that      But take a look at this, who’s        grate in mass to the land          to defend a land that their
                                                                 he believed the recent attack       the real terrorist?                   many called Zion. Most of          ancestors have lived on for
                                                                 serves to draw more attention          I’ve no connection to either       these Jews came from Russia        centuries, with the Jews keep-
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                                                                 away from the innocent
                                                                 Palestinians who have died.
                                                                                                     side and am not in support of
                                                                                                     Arabs more than Jews, but
                                                                                                                                           or other Eastern European
                                                                                                                                           countries, spurred to move by
                                                                                                                                                                              ing and defending a land that
                                                                                                                                                                              they have settled and fought
    1971 University Blvd.                                        Israelis defended themselves        the bias in finger pointing           a sudden increase in anti-         for only in the last century or
    Lynchburg, VA 24506       ages community members             on the basis that the carrying      seems unfair and unjust. So           Semitism coupled with riot-        so. The Jews claim ownership
       (434) 582-2124         to submit letters to the           out of this campaign                many people are pro-Israel            ing and violence against Jews      based on the land belonging to
                                                                 accounted for the reduced           and anti-Arab Palestinian,            of all classes.                    their fathers in biblical times,
                              editor on any subject.
        Faculty Adviser                                          number of bombings in the           especially since the Sept. 11             Actually a majority of the     specifically on the Old Testa-
                              Letters should not exceed          recent months.                      attack on the U.S. and mostly         Jews traveled to America or        ment promise that the Jews
        Deborah Huff
                              400 words and must be                  I found it interesting that I   because their atrocities are          elsewhere, but those who did       would return to Israel.
           Ad Director
                              typed and signed.The               have heard or read little about     the ones we hear about. What          go to Palestine mostly went            Though there are so many
          Elaine Pecore                                          these 154 Palestinian dead,         I propose is that we take a           with a dream of returning to       aspects of this struggle
                              deadline is 6 p.m. Monday.
                                                                 and the story I did read did        more critical, open-minded            the land of their ancestors        untouched in this article, I
        Editor in Chief                                          not mention them until more         look at the situation before          and a few years later it           hope that it challenges people
       Julleanna Outten           Letters and columns            than halfway through. The           being so quick to play the            became a dream of establish-       to take another look at the cen-
       Managing Editor        that appear are the opin-          media, the President and            name game.                            ing a Jewish state. Virtually      tury old conflict that’s killing
        Wes Rickards                                             most of the U.S. are quick to          To do that, let’s go back to       from the onset there were          the innocent on both sides.
                              ion of the author solely,
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                                                                    The impending war has            son of an illegal alien               American. Rather, it is his        sworn into the U.S. Navy. For a
      Opinion Ben Eppard      becomes property of the            brought out the best and            according to WSET channel             devotion to the nation he has      young man who went from
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    Copy Editor Christine                                        desire to defend their coun-        attempted to enlist that he           discover their ethnic back-        on our country. “Don’t take cit-
            Koech             edit any letter received —         try, and those who have             discovered he was not even            ground to abandon America          izenship for granted,” warns
                              according to the                   taken their freedom for             an American citizen.                  as a priority in                                     Moises, for he
     PHOTOGRAPHY              Champion stylebook,                granted and see no point in             “I felt, yeah, I can represent    their lives, in                                      surely does
      Editor John Fisher      taste and the Liberty              preserving it.                      my country, but I found out it        favor of a culture                                   not.
          Asst. Editor                                              Among those that have            wasn’t really my country,” said       embedded in                                             In a display
                              University mission state-          been distinguished in this          Moises. Immediately, his fam-         their past. I don’t                                  of patriotism
       Susan Whitley
                              ment.                              test of character, are the          ily appealed to state represen-       mean to discour-                                     that makes me
                                 Send letters to: Liberty        young men who have                  tatives in an effort to acquire       age the celebra-                                     proud to be
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    Manager Josh Borders      University, Box 2000,              stands for. Moises Mauser,          until his birthday, a mark after      one’s loyalty                                        shown that it is
                              Lynchburg, VA 24506 or             one of these men, was just          which requests for citizenship        should lie with                                      not your place
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                              drop off in DeMoss Hall            another patriotic youth
                                                                 inspired to enlist in the
                                                                                                     become far more complicated.
                                                                                                     State officials would come
                                                                                                                                           the nation that
                                                                                                                                           has given them
                                                                                                                                                                 beneppard                      of birth that
                                                                                                                                                                                               makes you
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      Kristy Mullendore                                          Navy, when he found out             through for the Mausers, how-         their freedom, solidified          American. It is your heart. So
                                 The Champion is avail-          that he was signing up to           ever, allowing Moises to cele-        their rights, and in many          for every natural born citizen
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       Kristy Mullendore      champion.                             Moises, who had been                 The amazing part about            possible.                          what we have is a blessing.
                                                                 adopted 15 years earlier by         this story, however, is not               This Thursday Moises, now      And I wish that more of you
                                                                 two U.S. citizens, was the          that Moises was or was not            an American citizen, will be       were as American as Moises.




SPEAKUP:                                                         How do you stay awake on long drives?



“I definitely get a good      “I blast the AC, sing along to     “I sing all 100 rounds of           “I don’t worry about staying          “Roll down the windows,            “I put in some of my
coffee. The west coast        the radio at the top of my lungs   bottles of pop on the wall.         awake on long drives. Sleeping        crank up the music, and sing       favorite cd’s and sing at the
knows how to make them.”      or call my friends and family.”    And if I get to the place I’m       makes the drive seem much             at the top of my lungs! My         top of my lungs.”
                                                                 going and I’m not done I            quicker. ”                            favorite part of long drives is
                                                                 keep on going.”                                                           talking to my Jesus .”
—Shelly Bull, Fr.             —Anna Toews, Fr.                   —Paul Young, So.                    —Robert Jackson, Sr.                  —Liz Moreno, Jr.                   — Tiffany Tate, Fr.
 Salem, Oregon                 Winchester, Ky.                     Lynchburg, Va.                     Grass Valley, Ca.                      Miami, Fla.                        Harrisvile, R.I>
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               Commentary
   Celebrity phonies
  Posing as experts on global issues
                                                                    Questioning life’s motivation
                                                                       Hopefully this article will attend class. But there is          analysis that this topic    instead of who you are. I
      Everyday we are inad-    tics at all. What a shame!           not be interpreted as a        a truism that is becoming           came to mind. What are      think many guys would
   vertently bombarded with        One thing you will               blanket statement. It is       more obvious with my                your priorities? The most   agree with me when I say
   messages about different    never see on CNN’s                   however, intended to refer     generation. A new car,              aggravating thing about     that the most attractive girls
   political things and,       Crossfire is a Condoleezza           to the                         new clothes and a new               this quest for                             are the ones
   undoubtedly, young peo-
   ple believe what they
   hear. These messages do
   not come from political
                               Rice/ Richard Gere face-
                               off on a possible war with
                               Afghanistan. There is a
                               reason for that. To use a
                                                                    majority of
                                                                    students
                                                                    who are cur-  “    The freedoms that ing job
                                                                    rently taking are observed in this
                                                                                                                     high pay-

                                                                                                                     after
                                                                                                                     matricu-
                                                                                                                                       “things” is that
                                                                                                                                       the people who
                                                                                                                                       are most guilty
                                                                                                                                       are often the
                                                                                                                                                                                  who are com-
                                                                                                                                                                                  fortable with
                                                                                                                                                                                  who they are.
                                                                                                                                                                                     If you put
   leaders or                                profession or          classes at                                       lation            ones in the                                this paper down
   experts, but                              social status          college cam-    country are set to               seem to           most denial.                               thinking that
   from a far                                to promote             puses across                                     be the            You know the                               nice things
   more potent                               an idea that           America. It     allow one to express pinnacle                      people who fit                             revolt me or
   voice that                                you are not            seems that
   attracts the                              qualified to           many of the
                                                                                    oneself, even if you of post     college
                                                                                                                                       into this cate-
                                                                                                                                       gory. The
                                                                                                                                                                                  that I only like
                                                                                                                                                                                  frumpy girls
   attention of a                            promote is in          kids on this    happen to be Toni                success.          scene that is the benhastings             then you have
   younger                                   essence                campus, as                                       Hey here          most common is                            totally missed
   crowd:                                    allowing the           well as oth-    Smith and have the is a good                       the one that always makes   the point of this article.
   celebrities.                              general pub-           ers, are                                         one, how          me laugh the hardest.           What I am saying is that
      From stars                             lic to believe         obsessed        desire to paint your about a                       Here it is. Why do the      life is full of pleasures that
   like Rosie        marrianemims a lie.                            with
                                                                                    ignorance across                 new con-          girls at Liberty dress up   money and things could
   O’Donnell,                                   The public          “things”. It                                     cept of           everywhere they go? Do      never bring. My mom has
   Richard Gere, Susan         believes (rightly or                 seems that      national television.             what is           they not know how to be     always said that money will
   Sarandon, Christopher       wrongly) that a celebrity            the motiva-                                      impor-            comfortable? Regardless     make life easier but it will
   Reeve and others, we get
   messages about gun con-
   trol, gay/lesbian adop-
                               has some expertise in an
                               area, when in fact they
                               may not. On many
   tion, war, peace, stem cell issues, in fact, celebrities
                                                                    tion for lis-
                                                                    tening to
                                                                    that disgustingly boring
                                                                    teacher at 8 a.m. is money.
                                                                                                                  ”  tant.
                                                                                                                        Now
                                                                                                   almost assuredly everyone
                                                                                                   who has read the preced-
                                                                                                                                       of the event, time or place
                                                                                                                                       the Liberty women are
                                                                                                                                       dressed to the max. You
                                                                                                                                       cannot attend a hockey
                                                                                                                                                                   never make it happier.
                                                                                                                                                                   This certainty has only
                                                                                                                                                                   recently started to make
                                                                                                                                                                   sense to me. Do not let the
   research and the list goes  assume an authority over                Now some of you are         ing paragraph has con-              game or dinner without      never-ending quest for
   on. It is amazing that the  those who actually do                already thinking that I’m      vinced themselves that              feeling like you missed the material gain take hold of
   academic and profession-    have expertise!                      totally crazy and that         they are not part of this           “dress to impress”          you as it has so many oth-
   al careers of these people      While celebrities do             going to class ordinarily      acquisitive trend. I chal-          telegram. The real prob-    ers. Be confident, be
   are not once called into    contribute to many good              involves paying money. In lenge you to look a little               lem is that so many times   unique and be yourself.
   question and even more      causes like literacy pro-            one sense, you are right.      closer. It was only                 feeling secure lies in what
   amazing that movie stars    grams and programs that              You must pay tuition to        through my own self-                you are wearing or driving
   can attract people who      help under-privileged
   believe what they say.

   called a press conference
                               children, to take on con-
      If you had a friend who troversial, political issues
                               and to assume the identi-
                                                                    Defending the rights of the unpatriotic
   specifically to address the ty of an expert is unethi-                                                                                                               would use her brain to take
   heinousness of the situa-   cal. To ask someone to                                                                                                                   action in a manner that
   tion in North Korea, their follow another blindly is                                                                                                                 would actually make some
   political, education, and   exactly what we have                                                                                                                     sort of a difference, rather
   professional background     been working so hard                                                                                                                     than parade the lack of
   would immediately come      against in the last century                                                                                                              intelligence that she entails.
   into question. If a         and for a celebrity to use                                                                                                                   Voices are heard because
   celebrity called the same   a name or an image to                                                                                                                    of respect, and this respect
   press conference, no one    promote divisive causes                                                                                                                  must be returned with
   would bother to mention     is to take a step back.                                                                                                                  equal respect. In the case of
   that his or her education   Next time you see a                                                                                                                      Toni Smith, the only
   might have been no more     celebrity on TV making                                                                                                                   respect to be given to her is
   than high school and if     political statements or                                                                                                                  to the same extent in which
   they continued with high- trying to see you on an                                                                                                                    she has given respect to her
   er education, their degree idea, just remember:                                                                                                                      teammates and fellow
   might have been in acting “Caveat Emptor” Let the                                                                                                                    countrymen. The choice to
   and now their profession    buyer beware.                                                                                                                            turn her back on her coun-
   has nothing to with poli-                                                                                                                                            try and then turn right
                                                                                                                                                                        around and give her reason
                                                                                                                                                                        for doing so as, “…the gov-

The light of true religion                                                           Enemies of American patriotism                                                     ernment’s priorities are not
                                                                                                                                                                        on bettering the quality of
                                                                                                                                                                        life for all of its people, but
Unselfish in its devotion to truth                                      The last time I checked,      that died for her right to do    an autocratic tyrant.            rather on expanding its
   Religion today has become erty and the torch of free-            it is not a United States citi-   so. Regardless of how many          The freedoms that are         own power...” First and
a selfish have-it-your-own       dom. Why?                          zen’s obligation to be            disapprove of Smith’s deci-      observed in this country are     foremost, it is not the gov-
way product, filled with cun-        Well, the reason is just       Patriotic. On the contrary,       sion, she has done no wrong      set to allow one to express      ernment’s responsibility to
ning sales gimmicks. One can what Jesus is getting at! We           the Constitution defends          and the Constitution stands      oneself, even if you happen      “better the quality of life”.
choose from an apparently        are to be the light of the         the right of opposition           at her side. Voltaire, a         to be Toni Smith and have        Second, you don’t gain
endless quantity of sources to world (vs. 16). Our lives must       towards government. The           French philosopher of the        the desire to paint your         one’s attention by disgrac-
invent a religion that is comfy be a living torch of freedom        Bill of Rights protects one’s     18th century, is                              ignorance           ing that in which they
or convenient.                   to those needing Christ, for       expression, with freedom of       quoted saying, “I                             across national     stand, but rather by dis-
   The true reli-                               we truly hold the   speech; and as of a Supreme       disapprove of                                 television. Just    agreeing with regard and
gion of Jehovah                                 book of liberty     Court Case in 1989, Texas v.      what you say,                                 because Smith       attempting to make
isn’t like that.                                and the torch of    Johnson, “The Constitution        but I will defend                             has the oppor-      changes based on intelli-
Paul in Eph.                                    freedom! We         protects desecration of the       to the death                                  tunity to dis-      gence and awareness. In
4:4-6 says that                                 must, by our        flag as a form of symbolic        your right to say                             agree with the      doing so understanding
there is only                                   example, show       speech”.                          it.” This state-                              decisions made      that change is a process of
one Lord, God                                   the world this          However, recently a           ment alone                                    by the legisla-     sequential transitions over
and Father of                                   blessing, so that   debate has arisen by the          reflects the phi-                             tion of the place   a period of time to achieve
faith. There are                                they may worship    actions of a Manhattanville       losophy behind                                she calls home,     a distinct purpose.
no models of                                    God and join in     College student athlete.          the first            ryanhill                 does not mean           Disagreement needs to
religion! There                                 His service.        Toni Smith, a senior sociol-      Amendment to the                 that she has a valid reason      be conducted in a manner
is no picking.
                     scottcamlin                  Sadly, not        ogy major, has made it a          Constitution, and should         to disrespect it. It is one      of respect. Toni Smith
There is only one. Jesus         everyone will want to partici-     practice to turn her back on      reflect the attitude behind      thing to not acknowledge         needs to understand that
says this in John 14:6.          pate in this blessing, in fact,    our nation’s flag. Due to the     this nation. Many of the         the recognition of the           her disagreement has
   The Bible says that we        it is likely that some may         recent tragedy of 9/11 patri-     rights implemented by our        nation’s symbol of freedom,      become a blatant degrada-
should be the “light of the      resent us for these things.        otism is at a high and            forefathers have been chal-      but it is another thing to       tion of everything that has
world” (Mt 5:14-16). Light       Jesus says not to worry about      American Flags are dis-           lenged and some have             completely disrespect it.        afforded her the right to
has a function. It is to light   those who will kill the body       played on many automo-            attempted to take those lib-     Don’t stand and make a           disagree. Until she compre-
up something or to make          but cannot kill the soul. But      biles, businesses, and            erties from the American         spectacle of yourself, and       hends the freedom granted
something seen. For exam-        instead fear Him who is            homes. Because of this            public. If these liberties are   disgrace your teammates          to her, the opinion that she
ple, we drive our cars with      capable of destroying both         Smith’s actions come across       ever taken, the U.S. will        because of some disagree-        so strongly proclaims will
headlights on at night or at     soul and body. We must             to many as a “slap in the         become nothing more than         ment with a political deci-      only fade behind the domi-
times of weak visibility.        place spiritual possessions        face”, and display a lack of      brainwashed plebeians            sion. If there were any dig-     neering approach used for
   Jesus said “Nor do they       first in our lives, and we will    respect towards the many          scurrying around praying to      nity within this athlete, she    this expression.
light a lamp and put it under    be blessed for it (1 Pet. 4:14).
a basket, but on a lamp          Consider the Bible’s scrip-
stand, and it gives light to all tures and see for yourself.
who are in the house,” (Mt           This develops the reason
5:15). No one in their right     of the one true religion. For
mind would light a lantern       those, who are in misery and
and then conceal it. It is a     desire contentment, it is time
waste for one point, and it      to examine true doctrine.
simply isn’t good common         This will further develop wis-
sense.                           dom about religion and by
   Now, what was Jesus get-      that discriminate between
ting at here? Think about the    right and wrong and lead to
Statue of Liberty for a          the acceptance of truth. For
minute. What is its purpose?     the spirit of man possesses
It welcomes guests into our      the ability to know that truth.
land, holding the book of lib-
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                                                                        Life!
                    picks of the week                                                                                                                         fun fact of the week
    • 3/11 Band Nite at David’s Place                                                                                                                  In the United States, more
    Come listen to your favorite campus bands at 9 p.m. on
    Tuesday. This event is free for all and is a great chance                                                                                       Frisbee discs are sold each year
    to take a break from all your mid-term studying.
                                                                                                                                                    than baseballs, basketballs and
    • 3/11 Evening Performance of Literature                                                                                                               footballs combined.
    Enjoy the opportunity to hear fellow students perform
    both classic and original works of literature. This event                                                                                                       From www.amusingfacts.com
    will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in DeMoss 1090.




                                                                                                                                                                       ?
“Culture Shape Live”
shapes students’ ideas
about art and media
By Amy Jordan, LIFE! editor
                                                                                                                                                                Do
C
       ulture Shape Live, the interactive talk show brought to
       the student body by Kairos, held on Tuesday, March
       4, encouraged students to be “of the world, not in it.”
                                                                                                                                                                  You
The guests for the talk show included Lew Weider, Dr.
Lynnda Beavers, Dr. Karen Prior and Professor Todd Smith,
and allowed students in the audience an opportunity to ask
questions pertaining to the area of art and culture.
                                                                                                                                                                    Know
   The evening was emceed by Chad Kennedy, a senior
communications student who leads the group Kairos.                                                                                     CAMEO RAY
Kennedy began the evening in a lighthearted, enjoyable         CHATTING IT UP—Culture Shape Live’s four talk show guests. Weider, Prof.
manner with his impersonation of Larry the Cucumber. The Smith, Dr. Beavers and Dr. Prior all share their philosophy on arts and culture.
overall atmosphere of the event was a festive and enjoyable
one for both the participants and the audience.                             Kennedy encouraged students interested in making a difference in
   The mood in DeMoss 1114 was certainly not a typical classroom set-    the field of the arts and communication to support Christian media in
ting. The tone for the evening was set with trendy lamps placed at vari- three different areas. First, he encouraged students to pray for those in
ous locations around the room, and overstuffed couches for the talk      the media, and to contact Master Media International for more infor-
show guests to make themselves at home. There were even rugs scat-       mation on how to pray. He also encouraged students to go see movies
tered on the floor to create a more home-like atmosphere. The Soul       with positive themes, and to go to the website www.moviemission.com
Café band provided an enjoyable musical facet to the event.              for more information about each movie. Finally, he encouraged stu-
   The games led by Kennedy, from composing your own magnetic            dents to take part in the industry, and to make their own work known.
poetry poem to amusing group-written short stories, allowed the             At one point in the evening Professor Todd Smith said, “If you’re
crowd to become more involved and more relaxed at the same time. A       interested in any form of the arts, ask God to enlighten you, and He
gripping performance by Jared Mink, who shared his original work,        will.” The evening was an excellent opportunity for any student inter-
was also a highlight of the evening.                                     ested in art and the media.
                                                                                                                                                                    PAUL ATKINSON
                                                                                                                                                                             (He’s the one on the left)


“Unfinished Work” by Kevin Max
By Misty Maynard, reporter               divulges the secrets of his imper-
                                                                                                         File your taxes as                                     Major: Business/Marketing


            he song says it all,” is a
                                         fect past in a way that can be
                                         viewed as inspiring.                                               easy as 1-2-3!                                      Hometown: Rocky Mt., N.C.

“T         quote often used in
           Kevin Max’s book
“Unfinished Work.” What I have
                                             Especially for young adults,
                                         the book may reflect certain
                                         questions and issues they face
                                                                                                                      By Ashley Haygood, reporter
                                                                                                                                                                Birthday: Tomorrow, March 12
to wonder now is why, if                 and may offer guidance and                                                              pril 15 is a little more
the song says it all,
did Max feel he
had to write
                                                advice. Max writes of his
                                                    family and coping with
                                                       being adopted, his
                                                                                                                         A       than a month away and
                                                                                                                                 so is the post office’s
                                                                                 most hectic day. Filing your taxes doesn’t have to be as horrible as
                                                                                                                                                                Favorite Verse: 1 Corinthians
                                                                                                                                                                9:24-27

an entire                                               years at Liberty         everyone makes them out to be. For us college students, it is actually         Favorite movie: Dumb and
book                                                      University, his        quite simple. I’ve never done my own taxes. My secret is my mom. She
about it?                                                  views on alcohol,     always takes care of it for me, but I figure being a junior and all about
                                                                                                                                                                Dumber
Max does                                                   premarital sex,       to embark out into the real world, I should probably learn the art of fil-
not leave                                                  and drugs, on         ing my taxes now. So what did I do? The most logical thing I could             Words to live by: “Adversity
the ques-                                                  finding his true      think of, I called my mom.
tion unan-                                                love and, of course,                                                                                  causes some men to break;
                                                                                    Lucky for us college students, filing our taxes can take a mere 10
swered for                                              his passion for          minutes. Since we have no children, don’t own a home and most aren’t           others to break records.”
long, howev-                                           music.                    paying personal property tax on a car, taxes are as easy as 1-2-3.
er. He immedi-                                                Better than the    Step 1
ately jumps into                                actual story of his life are
                                                                                                                                                                If I could live in any time era,
                                                                                   Make sure you have received your W2 form from your employer. This
the reasons for his book-                Max’s lyrics. They seem a true          should be given to you by the end of January. This form is a summary
                                                                                                                                                                it would be: The “Wonder
writing endeavor.                        reflection of a poetic soul that is     of sorts that tells how much you made and how much taxes you paid on           Years” era
    “Considering the incredible          trying to express the deeper            your earnings for the past year of working a that business.
ability of music to reach us and         issues of life, love, and spirituali-     Get a 1040 form. This is the standard worksheet for calculating your
teach us, it’s no wonder we’re           ty. Never having been a fan of          possible tax return or how much you might have to send the govern-
                                                                                                                                                                Accomplishment I am most
curious about how that miracle is        Christian rock music, I found           ment. A 1040 EZ form is ideal for college students. It has a space for         proud of: I helped lead
accomplished. That is why I              that at least the words to his          your earnings and a space for your taxes paid that year. All you have          Liberty’s Campus Crusade
wanted to write this book,” Max          songs touched a chord in me that        to do is copy over figures from your W2. You can get this form at
states early on in his first chap-       was longing to be expressed.                                                                                           canned food drive that reached
                                                                                 www.irs.gov or call to have one sent to you. If you’ve filed in years
ter. A lofty aspiration? Perhaps.        The actual novel fell short of          before, it will come in an instruction book you receive once a year.           350 families
One realized? I would think not.         making any deep connection.             Once you start filing your taxes, you will begin to receive this book.
    Max, one third of the well               “Unfinished Work” is a wind-        Step 2
known Christian rock group DC            ing journey through the ups and
                                                                                                                                                                If I had to live the rest of my
                                                                                   Fill out your 1040 EZ form. As stated before, you are pretty much
Talk, wrote this book to supple-         downs of Max’s life that follow a       copying figures from your W2 onto your 1040 form. Remember to add
                                                                                                                                                                life with only one TV show it
ment his first solo release. Max         pattern set by the singles off his      any interest earned on savings account to your total earning for that          would be: Saved by the Bell
leads his readers through his CD         first solo album. As unpre-             year. Another important note is that if you have had more than one
by beginning each chapter with           dictable as the next turn the           job that year, you need to combine all your earnings and taxes togeth-
the lyrics of one single, then           book will take is the degree to                                                                                        If I could be any famous per-
                                                                                 er from all your W2’s for your 1040 form.
breaking down those lyrics to            which the book is enjoyable to          Step 3                                                                         son I would be: Justin
show what they mean in relation          read. Sometimes very interest-            File your taxes. For a person using the 1040 EZ form, the easiest            Timberlake
to his background and views on           ing, sometimes dismally dull,           way to file your taxes is over the phone using Telefile. This is a 1-800
life.                                    Max is struggling to express            number with step-by-step instructions on how to file your taxes over
    At times, Max is insightful          views that are hard to embody in        the phone. Also you can mail your return in, but it must be post-              One thing I can’t live with-
and very candid, lending a very          words. Max deserves credit for          marked by April 15.                                                            out: God’s grace
human approach to an otherwise           his effort, but at it's best the book      These three easy steps will hopefully help you in starting to file
overly sensationalized lifestyle.        is still “unfinished work.”             your taxes. If you have any questions, www.irs.gov has answers to
He is honest about his faults and        Perhaps it would have been bet-         almost any questions plus printable 1040 forms for every type of
                                                                                                                                                                —Compiled by Ashley Haygood
his walk with God.                       ter for Kevin Max to let the songs      tax need.
    In “Unfinished Work,” Max            say it all.


   amyjordan                                             This morning I was pondering all the
                                                         things that make me really happy,
                                                                                                              I encourage each of you to take a few
                                                                                                            minutes to consider what it is that really
                                                                                                                                                              most happiness, whether that be taking
                                                                                                                                                              your sketchbook to the park, or simply
                                                         and maybe I am really easy to                       brings you simple and sincere joy.               reading a book.
   Follow your bliss                                     please, but the things that
                                                         kept coming to my mind
                                                                                                                Make a top 10 list of the things and
                                                                                                                 the people in your life that make
                                                                                                                                                                 As we all prepare for spring break,
                                                                                                                                                              and rush to complete all of the assign-
                                                         were the small things.                                   your world a better place, and              ments that are due before we leave, pon-
         oday is one of those days when                     Writing both the mun-                                 then make it a point to indulge             der what really makes you happy. While

   T     everything seems right with the
         world. The sun is shining and the
   breeze is blowing. It’s a beautiful day
                                                         dane and the meaningful
                                                         in my journal over a tof-
                                                         fee-nut latte from
                                                                                                                      yourself in that latte, or to
                                                                                                                      spend time with that person
                                                                                                                      who brightens your day.
                                                                                                                                                              you’re enjoying your 10 days of freedom
                                                                                                                                                              over spring break, take advantage of
                                                                                                                                                              your opportunity to do something that
   and for some reason I’m only in the                   Starbuck’s is one of life’s                                           Someone once very              truly brings you joy.
   mood to think happy thoughts.                         simple pleasures for me. I                                           wisely said, “Follow               So while you’re typing out that paper
      What is it that you really love? What              love watching “Steel                                                  your bliss,” and I             that has to be completed by Friday, or
   are the things in life that make you truly            Magnolias” time and                                                   think that we should           wanting to poke your eyes out while you
   happy? There are quite a few things that              time again with my life-                                               all make an effort to         work on the PowerPoint presentation for
   bring me joy, and one of the things that              long friend Angela. It                                                 do just that.                 your group project, remember that your
   makes me especially happy is a beautiful              makes me happy just sit-                                                Whether you’re so            opportunity for bliss is coming.
   day like today—when everything has                    ting in the dorm with the                                                busy that you bare-            And once you have that indescribable
   been kissed by the sunshine and there is              girls on my hall, talking                                                ly have time to             joy that only comes from doing the
   just enough of a breeze to make the day               about anything and                                                       think, or have a ton        things that make you truly happy, share
   perfect. As I sip my vanilla diet coke, I             everything—from our                                                     of time on your              a little of that joy with the people
   feel completely at peace with the world.              favorite boys to the latest                                            hands, it’s vital that        around you. Follow your bliss and
      Have you ever noticed that it is the               movies to our relationships                                        we take time for the              encourage others to do the same.
   truly simple things that bring us joy?                with Christ and each other.                                         things that bring us the
MARCH 11, 2003                                                    Page 9, THE LIBERTY CHAMPION




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Women best the Big South, await NCAA seed
By Ben Cates, reporter                             had a 20-point spread with 6:32 left in            a 78-68 win.                                    The Panthers then went on an 11-2 run
                                                   the first half. UNC Asheville, however,               Coastal Coach Alan LeForcee was              led by Junior Narelle Henry, who scored
    In biblical terminology, the number            had its own problems. The team went                pleased with his team’s effort on               16 on the evening.
seven signifies perfection. So it seems only       without a field goal from the 14:26 mark,          Saturday night, but added, “You can’t dig          Feenstra re-entered the game a few
natural that the Liberty Women’s basket-           when they got a jumper from junior for-            yourself a hole and win games against a         minutes later and began controlling
ball team has taken home the Big South             ward Shantell Waiters, until :33 seconds           good basketball team. We just never got         inside the paint. Susan Foreid, who fin-
trophy for the seventh year in a row, and          were left in the half. During that time,           the job done.”                                  ished with eight points, had some key
now find themselves with a record of 27-3,         they scored only two free throws. They                Reddick, who played all 40 minutes of        buckets down the stretch, and they con-
flirtatiously close to being perfect. The          managed to get a three-pointer off at the          the game echoed her coach’s sentiments.         tributed to the Flames eventual win.
losses that the team has suffered seems            buzzer to make the halftime score 39-12.           “The main thing was the quick fouls and         While High Point would get the game to
only to have made them better, and ulti-              In the second half the Bulldogs would           we missed a couple of easy shots,” she          single digits again, the game was really
mately, more dominant in the Big South.            never be able to come any closer than 20           said, refering to how close the                 never as close as it once was. The game
In fact, their lowest margin of victory in         points. Katie Feenstra took                                       Chanticleers were to being       would end with a Monique Leonard foul
the tournament was 10 points against               over the game and scored 11                                       back in the game.                shot which gave the Flames a 84-71 lead.
Coastal Carolina on Saturday night.                of her 17 points in the sec-
                                                                                              Liberty        84         The game against Coastal         “I’m glad its over,” said Coach Carey
    The first round of the Big South               ond half. While Liberty                                           only helped the Flames to        Green. “I’m thankful to be surrounded by 14
Tournament was hosted at the respective            relied on an outside game in             High Point       71      recognize their strengths and young ladies who are determined to win.”
higher seed’s home. As the eighth and              the first half, going 7-10                                        expound on them Sunday              While Green is certainly no stranger to
last seed, UNC Asheville had the unfortu-          from 3-point range, they                                          afternoon, when they faced       post-season play, he did not give his
nate task of being guests at the Vines             began to take advantage of their inside            High Point in the Big South finals. Kristal comments on where he thought Liberty
Center on Wednesday night. It took the             presence as the second half progressed.            Tharp led the Flames in the first half on       would be seeded in the NCAA
Flames only roughly 10 minutes to take             In the end, it was all Flames, 70-39.              4-8 shooting, and Katie Feenstra also           Tournament. However, it is highly proba-
control of the game. Using their deadly               Liberty’s next opponent was Coastal             helped Liberty jump out to an early lead        ble that the Flames will get a decent seed
combination of inside presence and                 Carolina on Saturday night. Despite                as she scored 11 and added 6 rebounds in        heading into March Madness.
tremendous outside shooting, Liberty               shooting almost 67 percent from the floor only 16 minutes of play. Gina Rosser
                                                                    in the first half, the Flames scored 12 first half points
                                                                    found themselves only up          for High Point, who found
                                                                    by seven points at half-          themselves down 43-32 as
                                                                    time. Coastal was led by          the teams headed to the
                                                                    the Big South’s preseason         locker rooms.
                                                                    player of the year, Nikki            But Liberty defense was
                                                                    Reddick. Reddick, who was never slack. The team gave
                                                                    honored prior to the game, 100 percent effort on the
                                                                    notched 14 points by half-        court, and much of their
                                                                    time. Katie Feenstra led          success could be attributed
                                                                    the Flames with 15 points         to intense defense. They
                                                                    on 6-8 shooting at the half. held the Panthers to 41
                                                                       It appeared that in the        percent shooting on the
                                                                    last 20 minutes of play,          evening and forced 13
                                                                    Liberty would run away            turnovers. The Flames also
                                                                    with the game. But every          dominated the game from
                                                                    time they attempted to do         the perspective of second
                                                                    so, the Chanticleers always       chance points. They
                                                                    came storming back. The           outscored High Point 20-3
                                                                    Flames lead wavered               in that category and
                                                                    between 10 and 14 points          crashed the boards for 19
                                                                    before they were finally          offensive rebounds, which
                                                                    able to get a 67-47 lead          added to their total of 48
                                                                    with 4:57 remaining.              on the night.
                                                                    Coastal eventually came              Although the Flames
                                                                    back to within 11, but time       would enjoy a 12 point lead
                                                                    was not on their side. They early in the second half,
                                                                    would narrow the margin           they would soon see their
                                                                    to single digits with time        lead diminish. Feenstra got
                                                       JOHN FISHER  running out, but ultimate-        into foul trouble and had                                                               JOHN FISHER

DRIVE — Susan Foreid had eight points in the championship game.     ly, Liberty would cruise to       to sit at the 16:22 mark.        ALL SMILES — Tharp and Feenstra were both all-tourney selections.




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                                                                                                         Martin scored 12 points, scooped out of the air by
                                                                                                                                       Sarchet, after which he
                                                                                                                                                                        “We played well to start
                                                                                                                                                                     the game,” Dunton said.
                                                                                                                                                                     “Then we played with a lit-
                                                                                                      game.                            took a shot from about five tle less energy than we did
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                                                                                                      Butler dribbled the ball into Radford gathered the ball        came up with a big effort.
                                                                                                      the lane, went up for a shot to seal the win.                  He recorded a double-dou-
                                                                                                      with 20 second left on the          “We aren’t going to get    ble, posting 14 points and
                                                                                                      clock, only to be blocked by any better shots than the         gathering 10 rebounds.
                                                                                                      Flames center                                  last three at      With the season ending,
                                                                                                      Jason                                          point blank,”   the Flames have reason to
                                                                                                      Sarchet.                 Liberty        52     Dunton said.    look forward excitingly to
                                                                                                      Sarchet then                                   “Give Radford next year. Dunton and his
                                                                                                      corralled the                                  credit, they    staff have brought in some
                                                                                                      ball for the             Radford        55     made plays at   impressive players to com-
                                                                                                      Flames to pre-                                 the end of the  pliment the squad coming
                                                                                                      serve the tie                                  game.”          back. Okotie and Williams
                                                                                                      game.                               The Flames started the     look to be the only two
                                                                                                         Coastal Carolina took         game with a 21-10 run,        players not coming back
                                                                                                      the lead 53 seconds into         capped by an emphatic         next season.
                                                                                                      the overtime session on a        dunk by Martin. But, over        “Better days are ahead,”
                                                                                                      foul shot by Mihai               the final ten minutes of the Dunton said looking for-
                                                                                                      Raducanu. It was their           first half, Radford           ward to the coming sea-
                                                                                                      first and only lead during       University was able to slow sons. “We need to continue
                                                                                                      the overtime period.             the game down and go into to build on this year.”
                                                                                                         Butler led the                halftime down only two
                                                                                                      Chanticleers in scoring at
                                                                                                      14, while collecting 6
                                                                                                      rebounds in 39 minutes of
                                                                                                      action.
                                                                                                         In what turned out to
                                                                                                      be the final game of the
                                                                                                      Flames’ season, they lost
                                                                                                      55-52 to the Radford
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MARCH 11, 2003                              THE LIBERTY CHAMPION, Page 11




 Championship week in the Vines...




                    PHOTOS BY JOHN FISHER
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Closing thoughts on the men’s basketball team
                                                   been able to win the tournament. But, it was    your presence on the floor every minute           said that the team would be competitive
         C OMMENTARY                               not to be. But am I ashamed? No. Frankly, if
                                                   you had told me at the beginning of the sea-
                                                                                                   provided a spark like no other. To Jason
                                                                                                   Sarchet, if I were to do an impression of
                                                                                                                                                     this year, but win it all next year. And while
                                                                                                                                                     next year we will lose three seniors, we will
   There have been moments in the past few         son that we’d wind up the two seed in the       every other post player in the Big South,         hope to return Louvon Sneed, Mats Persson
days, and I can guarantee that there will be       conference and pack out the Vines Center        I’d start by jumping on your back and             and Daniel Rose to the lineup, while wel-
moments in the next few days, when I felt          8100 fans strong but lose in the semi-finals    clawing at your eyes. Keep up the intensity       coming Larry Blair and David Dees to the
down after the loss of the men’s basketball        of the tournament, I would’ve told you the      and continue to fight hard. To Jeremy             team as freshmen. It could be next year
team. After a season of pulling out miracle        season would be successful.                     Monceaux, your outstanding play this past         that Liberty University hoists a champi-
victories, the magic ended a day early.               It was a well-documented fact last year      season almost made me forget that you’re          onship trophy on the floor of the Vines
   Am I a little depressed? Well, yeah. I had      that we were number 324 in the                               a guy who almost had a career-       Center, and travels back to a spot in the
already begun making travel plans and              NCAA Ratings Percentage                                      ending injury 20 months ago.         NCAA tournament, on the 10th anniversary
scouting around for hotels in Dayton, Ohio,        Index, a statistical ranking of                              N.C. State and Alabama missed        of its last trip.
the site of the play-in game and probably          every Division I men’s team.                                 a good one when they thought            The journey has begun. What better place
where Liberty would’ve wound up had they           That placed us last in the                                   you were still hurt; their loss is   than here… What better time than now.
                                                   nation. This year, a college bas-                            our tremendous gain.
                                                   ketball pre-season publication                                  To the role-players, you had
                                                   basically tore into Liberty and                              the ability to step in when need-
                                                   said something to the effect of                              ed, no matter how clutch the
                                                   anything above an eighth place                               situation was. After all, who
                                                   finish in the conference would                               could forget Harry Williams’
                                                   be an accomplishment for the       wesrickards              buzzer-beating jump shot to win
                                                   team. The sports information                                the UNC Asheville game, his
                                                   directors around the Big South parroted         only two points of the night?
                                                   this, voting Liberty eighth.                       To the fans, we lost the last game of the
                                                      And while the Flames eventually did          season, yet at the same time, we won. The
                                                   what the so-called experts expected them        attendance at the Vines Center was the
                                                   to do, to not win the conference title, there   eighth highest ever for a game. Meanwhile,
                                                   are few who wouldn’t call the team cham-        everyone else in the conference has trouble
                                                   pions now.                                      packing out their glorified high school gyms.
                                                      First to the three seniors, Vince Okotie,    I hope to see every one of you back there
                                                   Phil Ward, and Freddy Williams, thanks          next year.
                                                   for the memories — Okotie’s prolific scor-         To Coach Dunton, Winthrop’s Gregg
                                                   ing ability, Ward’s high-flying antics and      Marshall may have walked away with the
                                                   Freddy’s heart and motivation all helped        Coach of the Year recognition, but there
                                                   make this a season to remember. Best of         aren’t many here who would rather have
                                                   luck to you guys throughout the rest of         had him at the helm of the program this
                                                   your lives.                                     past season than you. As for the rest of the
                                                      To Gabe Martin, Coastal Carolina’s           coaching staff, a few of you took a tremen-
                                                   Torrey Butler was named the Player of the       dous risk by moving across the country and
                                                   Year (a sham, I contest), but you were cer-     walked into a no-win situation, and you
                                                   tainly the most valuable to your team. To       came out with 14 of them. Because of your
                                                   Ryan Mantlo, you earned the title of “ulti-     guidance, Liberty’s program is back, and so
                                                   mate warrior,” which Coach bestowed             are the fans.
                                     JOHN FISHER                                                                                                                                          JOHN FISHER
                                                   upon you after the quarterfinals. Even with        It’s been rumored that before the season
THUNDER SLAM — Gabe Martin, a first-team all-                                                                                                        THE LEADER — Coach Dunton is backed by
                                                   a broken thumb and cuts on your face,           even began, a member of the coaching staff
conference performer, is locked in on a dunk.                                                                                                        thousands of the “Flames Fanatics” last week.



   Scenes from the rest of the                                                                                      Big South tournament




                                      To the victor go the spoils...
                                                       JOHN FISHER                                                     ROBBIE ADAMS                                                     JOHN FISHER
 HUMBLED — Winthrop’s bid for a fifth consecutive title ends         END OF THE ROAD — Senior Jayme Chikos needed to be con-          TRIMMED — All-tournament selection Alex Kragel brings a
 abruptly; head coach Gregg Marshall watches his Eagles lose as      soled by fellow senior Anesta Blakney as her Elon Phoenix        souvenir back home to Asheville; the 14-16 Bulldogs earned
 a last second shot in OT fell for UNC-Asheville’s Alex Kragel.      could not get past High Point in the semifinal round.            the first NCAA tournament bid for the school in any sport.



                                                                                                   Thompson wins two against JMU
                                                                                                   By Kyle Adams, reporter                            two runs with an RBI single.
                                                                                                                                                         The Lady Flames picked up two more
                                                                                                      Junior pitcher Ali Thompson picked up           runs in the second inning when Cassie
                                                                                                   two wins as the Lady Flames softball               Campbell tripled to drive in Leanne Long,
                                                                                                   team swept James Madison in a home                 and Amanda Goc drove in Campbell with
                                                                                                   doubleheader on Tuesday. Thompson                  her second hit and RBI of the game.
                                                                                                   pitched a no-hitter for the Lady Flames in            Liberty continued to pour it on in the
                                                                                                   the first game and went on to win 9-0 in           fourth when Amanda Maska and Mary
                                                                                                   five innings, then came out of the bullpen         Beth Kennell hit back-to-back solo home
                                                                                                   to pitch the final four innings of Liberty's       runs to lead off the inning. James
                                                                                                   7-6 extra inning win in game two.                  Madison's Kristi Nixon reached base in
                                                                                                      Besides Thompson's performance on               the fifth on walk, the Dukes' only
                                                                                                   the mound, Liberty also had the offense            baserunner of the game, but was unable
                                                                                                   clicking as they jumped all over JMU               to score so the game was over.
                                                                                                   starter Liz George for five hits and four             In game two, the Lady Flames got three
                                                                                                   runs in the first inning. Thompson                 runs in the second and fifth innings, then
                                                                                                   helped herself out by driving in the last          won the game on Campbell's RBI single in
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                                                                                                   FIREBALL — Ali Thompson pitched a no-hitter against JMU.
                                                                                                                                                               Saturday.
MARCH 11, 2003                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE LIBERTY CHAMPION, Page 13



Paul Carey: Liberty Golf’s humble Irishman
By Ben Cates, reporter                                    really good junior setup. So I was basically                      All of these attributes, which character-
                                                          taught between my dad and the golf profes-                     ize Carey’s life off the golf course, also help
   Twice a year, Paul Carey ventures back                 sional there, and I put a lot of time in.”                     to define his game from mental and physi-
to his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. After a                  After speaking with Coach Frank                             cal standpoints. He ended the fall season
grueling 8-hour plane ride both ways, he                  Landry, Carey knew that Liberty was the                        with three top-ten finishes, and went
eventually arrives back in the states, at JFK             place for him to continue his education and                    through 13 rounds of play, more than any
International Airport.                                    pursue his golf dreams.                                        other player on the team. Carey’s lowest
   He then must make a 9-hour journey by                     “Liberty has a good golf program, and I                     round in the autumn season was a 69.
train back to Lynchburg before finally                    thought I would fit in here,” Carey, a jun-                       As preparation for the spring, Carey is
entering the friendly confines of LU. The                 ior, said. “I liked Coach Landry from the                      constantly keeping his game in check. “I
preceding story of Carey’s journeys makes                 first conversation I had with him, and he                      really just try to take one thing at a time,”
you wonder how the Student Athletic                       convinced me to come here.”                                    he said. He is currently at work on his
Advisory Committee member finds time to                      Landry, now entering his 12th-year as                       approach shots into the green, and his
be Liberty’s premier golfer.                              head coach at Liberty, said that Carey has                     short game around the green in general.
   It should come as no surprise that Carey               all the elements necessary for the make-up                        Coach Landry believes that Carey has an
has, over the years, established himself as               of a good golfer, including what Landry                        outstanding game. “Paul is accurate off the
the level-headed leader of the golf team.                 calls “mental toughness.”                                      tee, has an excellent iron play, and is a
After all, he finished in a four-way tie for                 “When Paul has faced obstacles, he has                      good putter as well,” Landry said. “All areas
second place in the final event of 2002, the              had enough mental toughness to find a way                      of his golf game are excellent.”
Liberty Fall Golf Classic, which the team                 to get back in the present moment, and get                        Carey, a business finance major, says he
won. Carey fired a two-day score of 145,                  back into his routine,” Landry said.                           plans to eventually go back to Ireland after
shooting 71 and 74 respectively.                             By maintaining a good attitude on the                       he graduates from Liberty. “I would like to
   These stats are phenomenal, considering                course, Carey has been able to become the                      be involved in golf somehow, but not really
the fact that Carey did not begin playing                 predominate leader on a young team,                            on a professional level. I love amateur
golf until the age of 15. It was only when he             which is comprised of 10 freshmen.                             golf,” Carey said.
realized that he possessed a talent for the               However, Landry said that Carey is looked                         Meanwhile, the humble Irishman will
sport that the stocky Irishman was willing                upon as a leader for many reasons.                             continue to lead Liberty’s golf team to
to trade in his soccer ball for a golf club.                 “Paul has a good heart, and he likes peo-                   excellence, as the teams seeks to become a
   “I was late on the scene,” Carey said.                 ple. He also has a desire to succeed and a                     dominate force this season.                                                                                                          MIKE TROXEL
“My dad got me into golf. I played at a golf              willingness to learn. All of these things go                                                                                          TEE TIME — Senior Paul Carey had the lowest aver-
course called Coorstown, where they had a                 beyond the golf course and into life itself.”                                                                                         age on the team by a stroke during the fall season.



Coach Royer beats former team Kutztown twice
By Chris Humphreys, reporter                 for the Flames and gave up one                  final Bulldogs run scored on an                             McClain. Each had three hits                                 lead to 4-3. But, that was as
                                             run over 5.2 innings. Billy                     error by Flames second base-                                and an RBI for Georgia. Matt                                 close as Liberty would get.
   In a game that wasn’t official-           Daniels earned the victory by                   man, Larry Wayne York.                                      Woods picked up the win by                                      Earlier in the week, the
ly scheduled until the night                 throwing 2.1 scoreless innings to                  In Georgia’s half of the third                           throwing 3.2 innings of scoreless                            Flames lost to the VCU Rams 7-3
before, baseball Coach Matt                  finish the game for Liberty.                    inning they scored four runs,                               relief.                                                      on Tuesday. Cla Meredith picked
Royer squared off against                       On Saturday, Liberty played                  three of which unearned, on a                                  Michael Schaeffer took the                                up the win, and Brian Marshall
Kutztown, his former team, in a              the first of two games against                  wild pitch, two hits, a walk, and                           loss for the Flames giving up six                            notched his second save of the
doubleheader. In game one,                   the Georgia Bulldogs. Five of                   three errors.                                               runs over 5.2 innings. Jeremiah                              season for VCU, while Michael
Todd Mittauer earned the victo-              Georgia’s seven runs scored over                   Georgia blew open the game                               Boles smacked a solo homerun                                 Schaeffer took the loss for
ry and Richard Johnson notched               the first six innings were                      in the eighth inning. With a 7-3                            for the Flames. Larry Wayne                                  Liberty. York, Cloninger and
his first save of the season for             unearned as the Bulldogs                        lead the Bulldogs scored seven                              York had two-run single in the                               Bryan each had two hits against
Liberty. Matt Haverly took the               cruised to a 14-5 victory in                    runs on three hit batsmen, two                              top of the fifth to cut Georgia                              the Rams in the losing effort.
loss for Kutztown. Cloninger led             Athens, Ga. With the loss,                      walks and four hits. The Flames
the Flames with three hits.                  Liberty fell to 3-6 on the season.              scored two runs in the top of the
Rusty May and Josh Carter each                  Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of                ninth for 14-5 score.
had two hits for Liberty.                    the third the Bulldogs took                        Sean Ruthven picked up the
   In the second game the                    advantage of three Flames                       win for the Bulldogs by going six
Flames would need an extra                   errors and a wild pitch to score                innings and surrendering three
inning to get the 2-1 win. John              four runs. Flames starting pitch-               runs on five hits. Bechtold took
Yearsley got the scoring going               er, David Bechtold sandwiched a                 the loss for the Flames despite
with a solo-shot in the top of the           pair of strikeouts around pair                  going 4.1 innings and giving up
sixth inning for Kutztown.                   singles and a walk that loaded                  just two earned runs.
However, Liberty answered in                 the bases.                                         Liberty was led at the plate by
the bottom of the sixth on                      With the bases loaded and                    Bryan and Phillip Laurent. Each
Laurent’s solo-blast to right.               two out Bechtold unleashed a                    had two hits for the Flames.
   In the bottom of the eighth,              wild pitch that scored Georgia’s                Laurent hit a solo homerun in
Doug Bechtold drew a lead-off                first run of the game. Lee                      the first inning.
walk and advanced to third on                Mitchell reached on an error by                    Georgia completed its sweep
York’s single. Laurent then                  Flames catcher Erich Cloninger                  of their two-game series against
drove in Bechtold for the win                that also scored the second run                 Liberty University with a 8-3 vic-
with a single to left field.                 of the inning.                                  tory in Athens, Ga. on Sunday.
Laurent finished with two hits                  Then, Flames third baseman                   Georgia improves to 9-3 on the
and drove in both of the Flames              Chad Bryan committed an error                   year while Liberty falls to 3-7.
runs.                                        allowing the third run Bulldogs                    The Bulldogs were led by                                                                                                                                      JOHN FISHER
   Phillip Thomson got the start             run to score. The fourth and                    Justin Holmes and Justin                                    LONG BALL — Phil Laurent had his first collegiate home run against Kutztown.

                                                                               GOLF RESULTS, MARCH 2ND                         MEN’S TENNIS FROM MAR. 8                       MEN’S BOX SCORE, MARCH 7                         WOMEN’S BOX SCORE, MARCH 9
  Liberty baseball this week on 90.9 The Light                                                                                   APPY STATE 5, LIBERTY 2
  Join Robbie Adams and Wes Rickards for all the action live                     GEICO DIRECT INVITATIONAL                                                                  #6 RADFORD 55, #2 LIBERTY 52                     #1 LIBERTY 84, #3 HIGH POINT 71
                                                                                   TWO DAYS,       36 HOLES              Singles                                          #6 RU          FG      FT   R        A    PTS      #3 HP          FG     FT     R        A    PTS
                 from Worthington Stadium
                                                                           Team                                          1.   E. Cohen (ASU) def. Rino      6-2, 6-3      Gill           0-2    0-0   11       1     0       Jenner         3-6    4-6    2        0     10
                                                                           1. Liberty              310-309 - 619 (+31)   2.   Aneiros (LU) def. Ormsby      6-3, 7-5      Bynum          2-4    1-3    2       1     6       Rosser         5-7    2-2    6        0     14
                                                                           2. South Car.-Aiken     308-319 - 627 (+39)   3.   Shuster (ASU) def. Pihl       7-5, 7-5      Arrington      5-17   2-4    2       0     17      Henry          6-15   2-2    4         5    16
 Tuesday, March 11: vs. the 11th                                           3. Armstrong Atlantic   326-309 - 635 (+47)   4.   A. Cohen (ASU) def. Bell    3-6, 6-2, 7-5   Popoola        3-7    4-5    7       1     11      C. Scott       2-7    3-3   0         0      7
                                                                                                                         5.   Taylor (ASU) def. Malagrino 6-4, 3-6, 7-6                                                      Brockman       3-16   0-0    5         7     8
 ranked Wake Forest Demon                                                  4. Wright State
                                                                           5. Longwood
                                                                                                   315-321 - 636 (+48)
                                                                                                   321-324 - 645 (+57)   6.   Stapleton (ASU) def. Moylen 1-6, 6-1, 6-1
                                                                                                                                                                          Holcomb-Faye
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     8       O’Brien        2-2    0-1    2         2     4
 Deacons, 2:30 p.m.                                                        6. Tenn.-Chattanooga    328-320 - 648 (+60)   Doubles
                                                                                                                                                                          Goodin         0-0    0-0    3       0     0       Vinson          1-1   1-2    2        0      3
                                                                           7. Seton Hall           330-334 - 664 (+76)                                                    Prince          1-2   0-0    2       0     2       O’Dell          1-1   0-0   0          1     3
                                                                                                                         1. Aneiros/Bell (LU) def.                        Zaharias       0-0    0-0   0        1     0       Mills           1-1   0-0    1         1     2
                                                                                                                            E. Cohen/Ormsby                       9-8     TOTALS                      36       9     55      S. Scott       2-7    0-1    2        0      4
 Friday, March 14: vs. the Charleston                                      LU Individual
                                                                                                                         2. Shuster/Nius (ASU) def.                                                                          TOTALS                      28        16    71
                                                                           1. James Yoo            76-75 - 151 (+5)                                                       FG: 17-50, 34.0%. FT: 14-23, 60.9%. 3PT:
 Southern Buccaneers, 2:30 p.m.*                                           T2. Andrew Turner       76-76 - 152 (+6)
                                                                                                                            Pihl/Moylan                           9-8
                                                                                                                                                                          7-18, 38.9% (Bynum 1-2, Arrington 5-11,           FG: 26-63, 41.3%. FT: 12-17, 70.6%. 3PT: 7-
                                                                                                                         3. Rino/Malagrino (LU) def.                      Popoola, 1-2, Holcomb-Faye 0-3). Blocks:          24, 29.2% (Rosser 2-3, Henry 2-8, C. Scott 0-
                                                                           T15.Joseph Norman       81-79 - 160 (+14)        Stapleton/A. Cohen                    9-7
                                                                           20. Paul Carey          77-84 - 161 (+15)                                                      4 (Gill 2, James, Zaharias). Team Reb: 6.         2, Brockman 2-10, O’Dell 1-1). Blocks: 2
 *Tentatively scheduled for broadcast                                      T21.Jordan Mitchell     83-79 - 162 (+16)                                                      Steals: 8 (Gill, Bynum 2, Popoola,                (Jenner 2). Team Reb: 4. Steals: 9 (Jenner
                                                                                                                              WOMEN’S TENNIS FROM MAR. 8                  Holcomb-Faye 3, James).                           2, Henry 3, C. Scott, Brockman 3).
                                                                                                                                 APPY STATE 6, LIBERTY 0                  #2 LIB         FG      FT   R        A    PTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            #1 LIB          FG     FT     R        A    PTS
                                                                                                                         Singles                                          Okotie                                            Tharp            6-12 4-4      4     3    18
                                                                                                                                                                                         5-11   2-2   10       1     14
                                                                                                                         1. Beaulieu (ASU) def. Cotuna 3-6, 7-6, 6-4      Martin                                            Palaimaite        1-1 1-2      9      1    3
                                                                                                                                                                                         5-9    4-4    5       1     15
                                                                                                                                                                          Sarchet                                           Feenstra         10-17 8-10 13       0    28
                                                                                                                         2. Finkowska (ASU) def.                                         2-4    0-0    5       0     4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jasinskaite       2-4 0-0      3      1    4


                                   4 more days until
                                                                                                                            A. Gonzalez-Dorado            6-1, 6-1        Monceaux       3-10   0-0    3       1      7
                                                                                                                                                                          Mantlo                                            Staugaitiene      2-6 4-4      1     2     9
                                                                                                                         3. Berger (ASU) def.                                            3-11   2-6    6       4     8
                                                                                                                                                                          Ward                                              Dawson            0-0 1-2      1     0     1
                                                                                                                            C. Gonzalez-Dorado            6-2, 6-1                       0-2    0-0    2       3     0
                                                                                                                                                                          F. Williams                                       Leonard           2-4 1-6      1     2     6
                                                                                                                         4. Moody (ASU) def. Solc         6-1, 6-0                       0-0    0-0   0        0     0
                                                                                                                                                                          Turner                                            Foreid            3-8 2-7      3      1   8
                                                                                                                         5. Altenburger (ASU) def. Cho    6-2, 6-0                        1-2   1-2    2       0     4
                                                                                                                                                                          H. Williams                                       Walker            2-3 0-0      3     3     4
                                                                                                                                                                                         0-1    0-0    1       1     0
                                                                                                                         Doubles                                                                                            Butler            0-2 3-4      3     0     3


                                     Spring Break!
                                                                                                                                                                          TOTALS                      37       11    52
                                                                                                                         1. Finkowska/Altenburger (ASU) def.                                                                Margevicitue 0-0 0-0           0     0    0
                                                                                                                                                                          FG: 19-50, 38.0%. FT: 9-14, 64.3%. 3PT:           Sousa             0-0 0-0      0     0    0
                                                                                                                            Cotuna/A. Gonzalez-Dorado        8-3          5-21, 23.8% (Okotie 2-3, Martin 1-5,
                                                                                                                         2. Beaulieu/Kirven (ASU) def.                                                                      Anderson          0-0 0-0      2     2    0
                                                                                                                                                                          Monceaux 1-5, Mantlo 0-4, Ward 0-1,               TOTALS                        48     15   84
                                                                                                                            Solc/C. Gonzalez-Dorado          8-1          Turner 1-2, H. Williams 0-1). Blocks: 10
                                                                                                                         3. Berger/Moody (ASU) def.                                                                         FG: 28-57, 49.1%. FT: 24-39, 61.5%. 3PT: 4-
                                                                                                                                                                          (Okotie 2, Martin, Sarchet 2, Ward 5).
                                                                                                                            Garman/Hermann                   8-0                                                            7, 57.1% (Tharp 2-3, Staugaitiene 1-2,
                                                                                                                                                                          Team Reb: 3. Steals: 10 (Martin, Sarchet,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Leonard 1-2). Blocks: 5 (Feenstra 4,
                                                                                                                                                                          Monceaux 4, Mantlo 4).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Staugaitiene). Team Reb: 5. Steals: 10
                                                                                                                         The Lady Flames are now looking for                                                                (Staugaitiene 4, Leonard, Foreid 3, Walker 2).



   C l a s s i f i e d s                                                                                                 its first NCAA win. In fact, LU has won
                                                                                                                         one NCAA Division I tourney game. In
                                                                                                                         2000, LU baseball beat Seton Hall 10-2
                                                                                                                         in the NCAA Regionals.
                                                                                                                                                              -STATBOY
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           Cutting down the nets
          Coach of the Year Carey Green breaks out the scissors to cap a seventh championship

                                                                                                                                                                                           JOHN FISHER

    CUT IT OUT — The Lady Flames captured the Big South, while 25th ranked Utah lost last week. Could this be Liberty’s time to crack national prominence, and maybe win a first round game?

      Coming up in LU Sports...
            Women’s Basketball
      NCAA Tournament selection
                                           Flames fall inches short in semifinals
                                                                              after which Chanticleer for-      to take over.
      show, 3/16 on ESPN, 5 p.m.           By Andrew Martin, reporter
                                                                              ward Tony Darden hit a               Okotie hit a jumper in the
               Track & Field                                                  jumper to the tie the game at     lane to bring it to a two-pos-
                                              The Big South Men’s             51 a piece.                       session game. Two minutes
      3/15 NCAA Indoor National
                                           Tournament started with               The Flames then inbounded      later, he hit another big three-
      Champs, Fayetteville, Ark.
                                           excitement, but ended in dis-      the ball and drained the shot     pointer that not only brought
                 Baseball                  appointment for Liberty fans       clock down to five seconds        the game even closer at 51-54,
       3/11 vs. Wake Forest, 2:30 p.m.     after winning the first game       when                                         but also brought the
       3/12 @ North Carolina, 2 p.m.       63-61 in overtime against          Monceaux                                     fans to their feet
       3/14 vs. Charl. Sou., 2:30 p.m.     Coastal Carolina, then losing      hit his game-           Liberty       63     with 1:51 left in the
       3/15 vs. Charl. Sou., 2 p.m.        the second round game 55-52        winning                                      second half.
       3/16 vs. Charl. Sou., 1 p.m.        versus Radford University.         jumper.                Coastal                  Okotie led the
                                              In the overtime thriller ver-                                         61
                  Softball
                                                                                 Monceaux            Carolina              Flames in scoring
                                           sus the Chanticleers, freshman     scored eight                                 with 25 points, on
       3/15 @ Georgia Sou., 1 p.m. DH      phenom Jeremy Monceaux             points in the contest; includ-    11-for-15 shooting.
                                           scored the game winning shot       ing six of the team’s eight in       The next series for the
                  Tennis
                                           on a runner in the lane with       the overtime session.             Flames caused the crowd to
       3/12 M @ Richmond, 2:30 p.m.        7.9 seconds left on the clock.        The Chanticleers were able     erupt even louder. With less
       3/15 W vs. Winthrop, 2 p.m.            Coastal Carolina gained         to extend their lead to eight     than a minute to play in the
       3/17 @ UNC Asheville, 2 p.m.        possession of the ball with a      points with just over three       game, junior Gabe Martin
                   Golf                    little over one minute to play     minutes to go in regulation,      drained a three pointer to the
                                           in overtime. They passed the       but that’s when Flames senior     tie the game at 54 all.
      3/13-14 Treasure Coast Classic,      ball around for 22 seconds,                                                                                                                   JOHN FISHER
      54 holes, Port St. Lucie, Fla.                                          forward Vince Okotie decided         Please see MBBALL, page 13      FADE AWAY — Vince Okotie had 25 points vs. CCU.

				
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