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									 VOLUME XXXIV                                              A FLORIDA TECH STUDENT PUBLICATION
 NUMBER 13                                                                                                                                               JANUARY 26, 2001

Students’                         Student Run Radio     N                                                                                             EWS AND       EVENTS
Cut Short                         Prepared to Broadcast                                                                                            The career of retiring
                                                                                                                                               Florida Tech Vice President of
                                                                                                                                               Academic Affairs Andrew W.
   Alex Zambelli                                                                                                                               Revay, Ph.D., will be celebrated
   People Editor                                                                                                                               at a tribute dinner on Feb. 9,
                                                                                                                                               2001. This will be at the Eighth
                                                                                                                                               Alumni Association Banquet,
    The hammocks are al-                                                                                                                       which will focus on his many ac-
lowed back in the “jungle”
                                                                                                                                               complishments during 34 years of
once again, thanks to the ef-
                                                                                                                                               service at the university. The din-
forts of Gregg Durishan, an
                                                                                                                                               ner will be held at the Melbourne
undergraduate computer sci-                                                                                                                    Airport Hilton and starts at 6:30
ence student at Florida Tech.                                                                                                                  p.m. For more information, con-
On January 16th, Gregg                                                                                                                         tact the Florida Tech alumni of-
posted a message on the
                                                                                                                                               fice at 674-7190. Tickets are $35
FITForum in which he com-
                                                                                                                                               per person.
plained about the alarming
“hammock situation.” Gregg                                                                                                                         Six Florida Tech School of
wrote:                                                                                                                                         Aeronautics Students have
    “Approximately a year and                                                                                                                  earned a total of $14,000 in
a half ago the pagoda in the
                                                                                                                                               scholarships this spring. Con-
botanical garden closest to the
                                                                                                                                               gratulations to students Deanna
river’s seat finally degraded
                                                                                                                                               Campbell, Erica Gough, Dennis
and fell to pieces, leaving it                                                                                                                 Brandt, Samir Ahmed, David
                                                                                                       Photo by Sofoluwe Olorutimi
just a pole with a roof at the    Members of SRR test equipment in preparation for broadcasting . Web broadcasting is                          Green, and Kirk Harris for this
top. Shortly afterwards, I got    expected to be up soon, with low-power FM broadcasting to follow, once liscensed.                            award for academic and personal
the idea that I could make in-
expensive hammocks (~$10          Only a Few                               “There seems to be a lot of
                                                                       excitement in the club,” said
                                                                                                            their plans and put others on
as it turns out) and hang a
comfortable pair facing oppo-     Setbacks to                          Student Run Radio Club Presi-           When the radio club pre-            Florida Tech Professor of
                                                                                                                                               Environmental Sciences Tho-
site directions using the wood-                                        dent Jon Adams.                      sented the idea of live Internet
work of the roof of the pa-
                                  Overcome                                 Last semester the club had       broadcasting, the school was       mas Belanger, Ph.D., has earned
                                                                       hoped to start live Internet         concerned over the bandwidth       a $60,000 grant from the South
goda. This made for my per-          Jim Liakus                                                                                                Florida Water Management
sonal favorite spot to study                                           broadcasting over the network        problems this might cause.
                                     Business Manager                                                                                          District. Dr. Belanger is a mem-
whenever my CS major al-                                               and then, when they received         Also, they wanted more infor-
                                     Despite setbacks, Florida         a license from the FCC, they         mation from the school on          ber of the Water Pollution Con-
lowed for outdoor reading                                                                                                                      trol Federation, American Water
instead of being cooped with      Tech’s Student Run Radio Club        would begin broadcasting over        how the club would be run.
                                  may soon be broadcasting live.       the radio waves. A broadcast-           To work out the concerns        Resources Association and the
a computer. Many other stu-                                                                                                                    American Society of Limnology
dents have complimented and          Recent information has            ing site and transmitting tower      of the school, Jon and Mike
                                  forced Student Run Radio to          had already been chosen and          Beckert, the club’s advisor,       and Oceanography.
thanked me for putting them
up. I have hung something         abandon its plans for an on-         were readily available in the        have been meeting with the
                                  campus transmitting location         old Ham Radio Club facilities        administration and the                 Paravant Computer Sys-
like 10 sets of hamocks and                                                                                                                    tems, Inc. of Melbourne con-
have spent probably about         and look off-campus for a site.      located in the Quad next to the      school’s              network
                                  However, the club is confident       Student Center.                      administators.                     tributed $25,000 to Florida
$100, because the hammocks                                                                                                                     Tech’s Campaign for a Rising
continously kept getting de-      and positive they will soon be           In the fall, the club ran into
stroyed. Sometimes they were      broadcasting live, if only over      two major stumbling blocks           Continued on Page 2                Star. This donation establishes the
                                  the network.                         that made them alter some of                                            Robert A. Schilling Endowment.
burnt, sometimes shredded,
                                                                                                                                               For more information on the Rob-
and sometimes cut, leaving                                                                                                                     ert A. Schilling Endowment, con-
just the stumps of the ropes to
hang tauntingly.”                 What’s New at Evans Library                                                                                  tact Marion Brownell at Paravant
                                                                                                                                               Computer Systems, (321) 727-
    Gregg and his friends ini-                                         munity as a whole. This new          because of the ability to take
                                     Dianah Siles                                                                                              3672, ext. 3051.
tially suspected the local high                                        equipment gives patrons the op-      coins and dollar bills and card
                                     News Editor
school kids for the                                                    tion of using regular cash in case   swipes,” added Adam Beard, in
                                                                                                            charge of Media Services.              The Student Homecoming
vandalisms, but on January            The spring semester has          they either forget their library
                                                                                                            “They’re of better quality and     Committee and the Board of Di-
15th the real vandals were re-    started with new areas of inter-     card or run out of Panther cash.
                                                                                                            easier to use.”                    rectors of the Alumni Associa-
vealed. While he was sitting      est for students. This is included   The new copy machines take
                                                                                                                The new copy machines          tion invites students to attend
in the hammock and studying,      at Florida Tech’s Evans Libaray,     coins as well as dollar bills.
                                                                                                            were not the only things that      this year’s Homecoming, Fam-
Gregg was visited by two          where new items have been put        They can also be used when
                                                                                                            were new. There is also a cabi-    ily & Friends Weekend, Febuary
Florida Tech security guards.     on display for the need of the       swiping a library or Panther
                                                                                                            net display of classic books, as   8-10. The Homecoming Banquet/
They inquired whether he was      campus and that of the commu-        card.
                                                                                                            well as government documents       Dance and a salute to Andrew
the owner of the hammocks,        nity.                                    “It allows us to give a range
                                                                                                            on the third floor regarding the   Revay, Ph.D., is also included in
and when he confirmed this            Among the new items is be        of choices to our students and
                                                                                                            election process.                  the schedule. For more informa-
they ordered him to take them     the long a waited coin copy ma-      community patrons,” said Ilona
                                                                                                                                               tion and schedule of events, call
                                  chine, asked forby both students     Mueller at the service desk.
Continued on Page 5               and faculty, as well as the com-         “It’s much easier for students   Continued on Page 2                674-7191.

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                                                                                                                                          If they are able to make a deal with
     Evans Library
  Continued from Page 1
                                                                                            Tuition                                   Harris, the club will still have to re-
                                                                                                                                      ceive a license from the FCC. The
                                                                                                                                      FCC is expected to announce a win-
     The semester Graduate Re-
search Workshops have already
been scheduled for Feb. 23-24,
                                                                                            at Work                                   dow of opportunity for low power sta-
                                                                                                                                      tions to apply for licenses soon. There
                                                                                                                                      will only be a limited number of low
                                                                                               Dianah Siles                           power licenses the FCC given out, but
2001. These workshops, geared
                                                                                               News Editor                            the club believes they should be a high
toward the research needs of
graduate students, will have two                                                                                                      priority since they are non-profit and
                                                                                               Construction workers are cur-          for an educational institution.
identical sessions that will begin
                                                                                            rently setting up lights around the           “If worse comes to worse, we will
on the scheduled dates at 9:00
                                                                                            student crossing area on Univer-          put all our strength into Internet
                                                                                            sity Blvd. The area bewteen the           broadcasting,” said Adams.
     Also, as it happens to be tax
                                                                                            Olin Engineering Complex and                  Internet broadcasting options are
season, IRS tax forms are on dis-
                                                                                            the Crawford Science Tower will           looking good for the club. In a re-
play in the federal depository on
                                                                                            be provided with a safer, lighted         cent meeting between the club and
the third floor. They are free to
                                                                                            environment. Students walking             SCT, the approval for live Internet
take and available for photocopy-
                                                                                            across campus in the late after-          broadcasting with maximum of 20
ing, and can also be found on the
                                                                                            noon and evenings can now travel          hits was given.
l i b r a r y ’s w e b s i t e a t h t t p : / /               Photo by Chris Gunderson
                                                                                            in more security.                             “All we need now is a computer
                                                                                                                                      to broadcast from,” said Adams.
                                                                                                 Student Radio                            The school is strongly in favor of
                                                                                                                                      the radio club, but is still taking a cau-
Bush Signs                                         and is concerned by President
                                                                                              Continued from Page 1                   tious approach before giving final ap-
                                                   Bush’s decision.
Anti-Abortion                                          The memorandum was “disap-                                                     proval.
                                                                                                                                          “If we can iron out the details we
                                                   pointing but not surprising” Beebe           “They [Florida Tech] want to
Memorandum                                         said.                                    make sure it is something that will not   will be able to progress,” said Student
                                                       “The arrogance of the U.S. gov-      fall through,” Adams said.                Activities Director Mary Droscher.
                                                   ernment to impose a minority will            Currently, the club is doing lim-         Outside of the administration, the
    Karen Albrecht                                 on other countries pisses me off,”       ited delayed internet broadcasting off    radio club is getting tremendous sup-
    Michael Falcone                                she said. Members of the newly           their website,               port from the campus and the outside
    Daily Bruin                                    formed FMLA assembled a banner           ~ledwards/SRR which is being run          community. Last semester, WFIT has
                                                   supporting reproductive rights for       off a student’s website on the Student    donated approximately $20,000 to
                                                   women in Meyerhoff Park Monday.          Government’s computer. The site           $30,000 worth of equipment.
    (U-WIRE) LOS ANGELES —                         Signatures of abortion rights sup-       will soon be moved to its new loca-           “I’m surprised by the support we
Twenty-eight years after the U.S.                  porters covered the bottom half of       tion at                  have received this last semester,” said
Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade de-                    the banner, stating they “oppose the         The second major stumbling block      Adams.
cision, President George W. Bush                   passage of anti-choice legislation       occurred toward the end of last se-           Currently, the Student Run Radio
signed a memorandum January 22                     that would in any way impede upon        mester when the club found out that       Club is sending around a petition to
cutting off aid to international fam-              a woman’s constitutionally pro-          they would be interfering with an-        show student support of Student Run
ily planning groups that provide                   tected right to choose.”                 other Brevard radio station if they       Radio.
support for abortions.                                 “Although the banner is full, this   transmitted from the ham radio tower          When Student Run Radio finally
    The law, which marked Bush’s                   represents only a small fraction of      in the Quad. After receiving this         begins to broadcast live they are hop-
first major policy action, was first               the people on campus who are pro-        news, the club has been looking into      ing to offer a wide range of music,
instituted under former President                  choice,” said Christie Scott, fifth-     offcampus locations for a tower and       campus and local public announce-
Reagan, but repealed at the begin-                 year women’s studies and Ameri-          transmitter.                              ments and interviews with local mu-
ning of Clinton’s first term.                      can literature and culture student.          One of the more feasible locations    sicians like the old WFIT, when it was
    “The promises of our Declara-                      “Our organization is worried         they found is on the property of Har-     student run.
tion of Independence are not just for              that Bush appointments to the Su-        ris Corporation. The club will need           Student Run Radio is currently
the strong, the independent or the                 preme Court may tip the balance          to negotiate with Harris in order for     making a professional-sounding
healthy. They are for everyone, in-                toward a less liberal agenda intol-      them to be allowed to construct a         demo of the programming they will
cluding unborn children,” Bush said                erant of abortion,” said Cynthia         tower.                                    be offering.
in a statement directed at anti-abor-              Romero, a third-year political sci-          “We are hoping we can make a              For more information on Student
tion marchers in Washington.                       ence student and group member.           deal with Harris,” said Adams.            Run Radio email
    The landmark Roe v. Wade rul-                      During his campaign for the
ing declared a Texas law prohibit-
ing abortion unconstitutional. Abor-
                                                   presidency, Bush said he would ap-
                                                   point justices in the mold of                                         Crimson
tion laws in 46 states were invali-                Antonin Scalia and Clarence Tho-
                                                   mas, both of whom are opposed to            Florida Tech’s Official Student Newspaper
dated by this decision in 1973.
                                                                                               150 West University Blvd.
    Monday’s executive memoran-                    abortion. But even John Ashcroft,
                                                                                               Melbourne, Florida 32901
dum will not affect domestic health                Bush’s controversial nominee for            Located behind Grissom Hall
clinics like UCLA’s Arthur Ashe                    attorney general, defended the
Student Health and Wellness Cen-                   president’s position on abortion. “I        Web Address: 
ter, which provides referrals to both              don’t think it is the agenda of             Phone:                 (321) 674-8024, (321) 674-8017
private practitioners and doctors at               (Bush) to seek to overturn (Roe v.          Fax:                   (321) 674-8024 *51
the Medical Center who will per-                   Wade),” Ashcroft said last week at          email:       
form abortions for women seeking                   a Senate Judiciary Committee hear-                       
to terminate a pregnancy.                          ing.
    Ann Brooks, a nurse and man-                       Beebe, however, is not support-
ager of Women’s Health who has                     ive of Bush’s choice of Ashcroft.           Crimson Staff
worked at the Ashe Center for 20                   “Ashcroft lost to a dead man,”              Editor in Chief:                        Doug Guardino
of the 28 years since the Roe v.                   Beebe said. “The people obviously           Business Manager:                       Jim Liakus
Wade decision, said trends in the                  do not want him in office. It was           Arts & Ent. Editor:                     Sarah Tiso
number of students who seek abor-                  wrong of Bush to appoint him as             Arts & Ent. Editor:                     Michael Giordano
tions have remained steady.During                  Attorney General.”                          People Editor:                          Alex Zambelli
the course of a normal week, the                       In addition, Bush’s conservative        Copy Fuhrer:                            Christina Krawcion
                                                   FDA appointee is reconsidering the
                                                                                               Copy Nazi:                              Becky Lovell
Ashe Center gives out about three                                                              Distribution Manager:                   Adam Duccini
referrals to women who want an                     safety of the abortion pill, RU-486,        Web/Graphics Editor:                    Rich “Mac God” Gray
abortion, according to Brooks.                     Beebe said.                                 News Editor:                            Dianah Siles
    The Feminist Majority Leader-                      Nevertheless, Beebe said FMLA           Sports Diva:                            Leiah Slusser
ship Association, a new UCLA stu-                  will work toward protecting a               Photo Editor:                           Jeff Kelly
dent organization founded last quar-               woman’s right to choose. “We are            Photo Editor:                           Sofoluwe Olurotimi
ter by fourth-year design and                      not going to remain silent while            Sci/Tech Editor:                        Mike Mayor
women’s studies student April                      lawmakers infringe on our rights,”          Cartoonist:                             Chris Sonnenberg
Beebe, focuses on promoting the                    she said. “We need to make the pub-         Layout Artist:                          Tami Stuart
public awareness of gender issues,                 lic aware of what is happening.”
Science & Technology                                                                                     Florida Tech’s Crimson ∞ January 29, 2000                    3
                                                                    Space Poll Results Launch
Tech News                                                                    International Space Station
                                                                       Andy Sokol                        should be named Aurora
    Online storage provider has closed
                                  the NV20. The new graphics
                                  processor is developed with
                                                                       Staff Writer                      mainly due to the fact that
                                                                                                         Aurora, to me, sounds like a
down its file sharing service.    the latest 0.15 micron technol-       My article about the Inter-      beautiful name for something
FreeDrive offered individuals     ogy. The first video cards with   national Space Station in last       that is out of this world. All        Andy Sokol
50Mb of free online space in      the NV20 chip should hit the      semester’s December 1 issue          the other names sound too             Staff Writer
return for exposure to adver-     market sometime in March in       discussed the different poten-       technical for this space sta-
tising. The reason behind the     a 64 Mb DDR RAM version.          tial names for the Interna-          tion.”                                 Space Shuttle Atlantis was
unpleasant move was, of               University of Delaware        tional Space Station. These              A special thank-you to         scheduled to lift off last week
course, software piracy. Too      announced the development         possible names included Al-          Heather for responding. I          at 2:11 a.m. to delivery the
many of its users were using      of the first supercomputer        liance, Unity, Freedom, Au-          like her reasoning!                U.S. Destiny lab to the Inter-
FreeDrive to store pirated        composed entirely of AMD          rora and Alpha. I provided the           Look for a different ques-     national Space Station. How-
software as a way of distrib-     Athlon processors. The ma-        email                  address       tion at the end of each of my      ever, on Mon. January 15, the
uting it to other people. Pres-   chine, named Samson, will so that            space articles! This week’s        road to liftoff was blocked
sured by software manufac-        have 132 CPUs working at 1        those who wished to voice            question regards the appar-        when urgent concerns arose
turers and the U.S. Depart-       GHz. It will rank among the       their opinion on the issue           ently constant problems with       regarding the solid rocket
ment of Justice, FreeDrive        world’s fastest computers.        could do so. Somewhat sadly,         the space shuttle. See the ar-     booster separation system. If
had no other option than to           AMD announced the             I only received one email.           ticle for details and email        the Destiny lab were to be
shut down its service.            launch of a new processor         However, it included just the        your opinions! It is my hope       lost, it would take 2.5 years
    Sony announced the de-        for notebooks. The Mobile         type of feedback I was look-         that I will begin to receive       to build an identical copy, and
velopment of a new game           AMD Duron is available at         ing for.                             large amounts of feedback, so      thus NASA is taking no
console, the Playstation 3.       clock speeds of 600MHz and            Heather Cree wrote, “I           that we can learn different        chances.
The console is supposed to be     700MHz, AMD said in a             think, of the options listed, the    views about the ever-chang-            Concerns first arose after
1,000 times more powerful         statement. The 700MHz and                                              ing space program. You can         a serious problem on
than the PS2. Sony plans to       600MHz processors are                                                  maintain anonymity if you          Endeavor’s November 30,
incorporate other multimedia      priced at $123 and $75 re-                                             wish, just please share your       2000 flight. Two minutes into
systems into it, as well as       spectively, each in 1,000-unit                                         thoughts.                          launch, when it became time
online banking systems.           quantities.                                                                                               to separate the solid rocket
    By the end of February,           -compiled by                                                                                          boosters from the external
graphics chip maker nVidia            Alex Zambelli                                                                                         tank, one of the pyrotechnic
will announce their new gen-          People Editor                                                                                         cables failed to fire. Fortu-
eration of video chips, called                                                                                                              nately, a backup cable fired in
                                                                                                                                            its place, allowing for the
                                                                                                                                            planned separation. Endeavor
                                                                                                                                            and crew would likely have
Launch Schedule Crimson Classifieds                                                                                                         perished in a “Challenger-like
                                                                                                                                            explosion” had the backup
                                                                        First 25 Words FREE for Florida Tech
                                                                                                                                            cable not fired.
   Also see                                     Students
                                                                                                                                                This incident forced a
launches/next_launch.html for updated launch schedules.                  Non-Students:First 25 words $3.00
                                                                     Each additional word after twenty-five [25] is
                                                                                                                                            myriad of tests to establish the
                                                                                        $0.10                                               dependency of thousands of
    January 23: A Russian Progress resupply ship, M1-5,                                                                                     separation system cables. The
was launched on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur                     Boldfaced and Underlined are an additional
                                                                         $0.10 per word after the first five [5]                            cables on Atlantis were also
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russia. The resupply ship is                                                                                      tested, and were deemed
headed to space station Mir, to provide it with propellants                                                                                 flightworthy. Now, however,
to guide its fall from orbit. Mir will fall from orbit into the        Email your classifieds to or
                                                                                    Call (321)674-8024                                      a number of spare cables have
Pacific Ocean on March 6.                                                                                                                   failed new methods of testing
                                                                       All Classifieds must be received prior to 5:00
    January 24: U.S. Air Force Titan 2 with Defense Me-                                                                                     designed to simulate launch
                                                                    p.m. on Monday of the week of publication and
teorological Satellite Program-16 weather satellite from                                                                                    vibrations. Atlantis’ cables
                                                                    paid for in advance.
Space Launch Complex-4 West at Vandenberg Air Force                    Free classifieds must either be sent to us by                        have not been tested in this
Base, California. Launch window: 8:58 a.m. to 9:08 a.m.             email, given to us on disk or filled out on a                           fashion and, until they have
EST.                                                                Crimson classified form in the Student Activies                         been, NASA managers will
    January 30: Air Force Delta 2 with NAVSTAR Global               office.                                                                 not give the launch a green
Positioning System 2R-7 spacecraft from pad 17A at Cape                                                                                     light.
Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Launch window: 2:43                                                                                       The Destiny lab will re-
a.m. to 3:11 a.m. EST.                                                          For Sale                             Wanted                 main in the payload bay at the
    February 2: U.S. Air Force Titan 4B on mission B-41             89 Mercury Tracer Hatch-             Need a place to stay.              launch pad and Atlantis will
with Milstar 2-F2 spacecraft and Centaur upper stage from           back, 5 sp., only 75,500 miles,      If anyone has an apartment in      be transported back to the
Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.            stereo cassette, one owner, looks    the town of Melbourne, I am        Vehicle Assembly Building.
Launch window: 3:36 p.m. to 7:36 p.m. EST.                          and drives like new. $1800           looking for a female roomate       If all proceeds as scheduled,
    February 6: Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-98 for space          (321)728-3260.                       for the summer.Please contact      Atlantis will return to the pad
station assembly flight 5A with the U.S. Laboratory mod-                                                 Dianah Siles at 674-8204 or        on January 25 for launch on
                                                                           Greek and Club
ule and Lab PDGF from pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center,                                                   at                  February 6.
Florida. Launch delayed due to crawler transporter prob-                   Announcments
                                                                                                                                                The delays will also fur-
lem and then for additional booster rocket inspections.             Women in Aviation: First meet-       Writers and Layout artists         ther push back the following
Launch time: TBD.                                                   ing Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 8:30 p.m.    fo student-run college paper.      launch of Discovery. Discov-
    February 7: Arianespace Ariane 44L (Flight 139) with            in Skurla Hall. Meets every          No experience needed.              ery will deliver the Multi-Pur-
the SICRAL and SKYNET 4F communications satellites                  Tuesday. Contact Stephanie           Will train and will feed. Please   pose Logistics Module to the
from ELA-2 at Kourou, French Guiana. Launch time: TBA.              Shankles at x8326 for info.          contact the Crimson at 674-        International Space Station,
    Early February: Inaugural launch of the Russian Pro-                                                 8024 or stop by the Crimson        and will also bring the first
ton-M/Breeze-M with the Ekran-M16 communications sat-               Archers Club is seeking weap-        during one of their meetings,      ISS crew (Bill Shepherd, Yuri
ellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.                    ons specialists for participa-       Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in         Gidzenko and Sergei
    February: Russian Start-1 with the Swedish Odin sat-            tion in the art of projectile dis-   the 2nd floor of the SUB.          Krikalev) back to Earth. This
ellite from the Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russia.                        charging over long distances                                            mission is already two weeks
    February: Air Force Delta 2 (7925) with a NAVSTAR               with reasonable accuracy.             DesperatelySeeking                behind schedule due to faulty
Global Positioning System 2R spacecraft from Cape                   Contact              Govermental Secrets and in-       jet thrusters on Discovery.
Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.                                    Employment/Career                formation that are conspirato-        SPACE POLL: What’s
    February 23: Arianespace Ariane 509 (Flight 140) with                  Opportunities                  rial in nature. Secrets will be   with all these hardware prob-
the BSAT 2A & EUROBIRD communications satellites                    Need extra income? Looking            used as material for expanding    lems? Is our Space Transpor-
from ELA-3 at Kourou, French Guiana. Launch time TBD.               for honest, motivated self-start-     the minds of students in          tation System becoming un-
    February 28: Sea Launch Zenit-3SL with the XM-1                 ers who are willing to do what        weekly newspaper features.        safe? Are the shuttles too old?
‘Roll’ spacecraft for XM Satellite Radio from the Odyssey           is necessary to succeed. Call         Please contact K.C. Warknack      Or is this nothing to worry
launch platform at the equator in the Pacific Ocean. Janu-          674-8733 and ask for Josh or          at        about? There always have to
ary 8 launch attempt aborted in last minute. Rocket must            email              c/o K.C.W.                        be problems, right?
be returned to Long Beach for refurbishing.
     4         January 29, 2001 ∞ Florida Tech’s Crimson                                             Science & Technology
Feel like Salmonella Tonight?
                                    telltale markers that would           infect customers. Once these          meat is to cook it very thor-        tries desperately to cleanse the
   Mike Mayor                       make anyone any wiser, it slips       customers became ill, they            oughly. While this is not a con-     tainted blood. The problem is
   Sci-Tech Editor                  into the hen’s ovaries and in-        would call their lawyers to in-       cern for most people as well         that, at the same time, your body
                                    fects the organ. Once the bac-        flict a big lawsuit on the restau-    done chicken is preferred, what      is also cleansing your frontal
     Salmonella is one of those     terium has infected the ovary,        rant.                                 is a problem is the area where       lobe of brain cells. Elsewhere
diseases that in recent years has   all of the eggs that the hens pro-         It should be noted that eggs     the chicken was prepared. That       in the body, your abdomen
gained a good deal of popular-      duce will be infected.                are not the only location that sal-   area is still coated in a rich       cramps with pain, as it is
ity. Some thirty years ago the          What makes this very grave        monella can use to get from           creamy layer of chicken juices,      flooded with toxins that are
disease was condemned to sit        is the fact that, due to the na-      Chicken Little into your pre-         juices that may very well be         dumped into you in copious
at the unpopular lunch table        ture of the infection and the bac-    cious tummy. It can use any part      teaming with vile little mi-         amounts by the bacteria. The
with illnesses like xeroderma       terium itself, the foul egg is able   of the chicken. Once the              crobes just waiting to make you      best part of it all is that you get
pigmentosa and lassa, but now       to pass all inspections and dis-      chicken is infected with the bac-     very ill and have to deal with       to enjoy all this while sitting
it gets to hang out with health     infections without losing an          teria, the condition can spread       your health insurance for cov-       upon the porcelain throne that
conditions like HIV and E. coli.    ounce of pathogenicity.               thoughout the animal. This is a       erage. The only way to make          is your toilet, as intense diarrhea
     Why the change from ob-            The only way to ensure that       real problem, due to the fact         sure that this area is purified is   forces you to frequently expel
scure to popular? It simply imi-    the egg is free of all contami-       that, unlike egg chickens, which      to scrub it very thoroughly with     your diseased bowls. The only
tated Tom Green and just made       nation is to fully cook the egg,      are each kept in their own little     copious amounts of antibacte-        possible solution for those suf-
a lot of people sick. Salmonella    thus destroying all of the pos-       pens, meat chickens are usually       rial soap. This advice also goes     fering from this condition is to
is a bacterium that is respon-      sible nasties that could make         raised in big groups. The rea-        for the hands of the person that     head your infected butt to the
sible for sometimes-fatal ab-       you ill. This solution to some is     son this is serious is due to the     prepared the bird, as their pha-     hospital.
dominal damage as well as high      a problem though, as this limits      fact that the feces of the infected   langes are possibly ripe with
fever.                              to the methods of egg prepara-        chickens also carries the bacte-      disease.
     The reason that salmonella
was able to scare so many
                                    tion non-gooey omelets and
                                    overdone scrambled eggs.
                                                                          ria. Thus, as other chickens pick
                                                                          at the ground gobbling down
                                                                                                                    Those who believe that they
                                                                                                                are invulnerable and refuse to         Disease
people was due to the fact that     Thus, when an outbreak of sal-        feed, they also invariably ingest     fully cook their poultry prod-
it liked to sneak into our bodies
through the one thing we rou-
                                    monella occurred in the early
                                    nineties, large amounts of res-
                                                                          foul fecal material. This now
                                                                          results in another chicken ill and
                                                                                                                ucts run the risk of playing Rus-
                                                                                                                sian roulette with a creature that     of the
tinely put into it: food.           taurants refused to serve eggs        able to infect more birds.            has been on the earth longer
     In nature, salmonella is a
bug that likes to silently infect
                                    sunny side up. Their fear, of
                                    course, was that the not fully
                                                                               As with the eggs, the only
                                                                          sure way to get rid of the infec-
                                                                                                                than man. When salmonella in-
                                                                                                                fection comes, so does a mind-
creatures like hens. Without any    cooked yolk of the egg would          tious material from the chicken       dissolving fever as your body
                                                                                                       Florida Tech “Jungle.”                    received an e-mail from Jeff
                                 -Becky Lovell                                                         mocks are once again welcome in the       very next day, when Gregg Durishan
                                                                                                       alism of Jeff McCutcheon, the ham-            The problem was remedied the
   with a pocupine?!”                                                                                  of Gregg Durishan and the profession-     in the jungle.
   “What kind of sick masochist would have sex                                                         policy. And so, thanks to the efforts     permission to put the hammocks back
                                                                                                       officers notifying them of the new        plained on FITForum, pleading for
                                  Quote of the Week                                                    list,” he issued a memo to all security   hammocks, but immediately com-
                                                                                                       mocks were not on the “unwanted           Durishan obliged and took down the
                                                                                                       dents, who clarified that the ham-        “it was Florida Tech property.”
4321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321   talk with the assistant dean of stu-      mocks down the entire time because
                                                                                                       inconvenience. Furthermore, after a       had been cutting most of the ham-
                                    3:00 p.m. Dedication of a Vanguard rocket engine
                                                                                                       the problem and apologized for the        down. Evidently, the security guards
                                    9:00 - 1:00 p.m. All Student / Alumni Dance
                                                                                                       McCutcheon took responsibility for
                                    1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Community Barbecue                                                                                from Page 1
                                    11:00 - noon Homecoming Parade                                     rity supervisor. In his letter, Mr.
                                                                                                       McCutcheon, the Florida Tech secu-
                                                              Saturday, February 10th:                                                              Hammocks Continued
        9:00 - 11:00 p.m. Dancing - Hilton Ballrooms
4321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321   The Hammocks return to the Florida Tech jungle, where on students can now relax.
        7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Alumni Association Banquet - Hilton Ballrooms
4321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                          Photo By Jeff Kelly
        6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Hospitality at the Melbourne Airport Hilton
        5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dr. James Whittaker lecture - EC118
        5:15 - midnight Lambda Chi Alpha’s Poor Man’s Mardi Gras - Southgate
        3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Wacky Wars
        12:00 - 2:00 p.m. All-Campus Decorating Contest
        9:00 - 4:00 p.m. Alumni Association Board of Directors’ Meeting
                                                                   Friday, February 9th:
                    8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Campus-wide Talent Show
                    5:30 - 7:30 p.m. All Alumni, Campus and Community Reception
                                                               Thursday, February 8th:
                                February 8-10, 2001
   Florida Tech Homecoming 2001
                                                    George Sirbola.                                    college office. This building is today    from the early 1950s to the current
 the Alumni House (x7190).                          First BEC school seal, designed by                 building on Country Club Road as its      ers the entire history of Florida Tech
 The book can also be ordered from                                                                     Foundation, allowed BEC to use its        ing almost entirely of pictures, cov-
                                                    Courtesy of Evans Library                          shoot of the American Homesteading        of Technology.” The book, consist-
 stores and at the campus bookstore.
 $19.99 at area Barnes & Noble                                                                             University of Melbourne, an off-      book titled simply “Florida Institute
 Patterson, can be purchased for                                                                       cal Engineering.                          Patterson, Ph. D., introduces his new
 a pictorial history by Dr. Gordon                                                                     Electrical Engineering and Mechani-           With these words Gordon
 “Florida Institute of Technology,”                                                                    Degrees in Business Administration,       home in Melbourne.”
from BEC.                                                                                              Applied Mathematics, and Associate        university moved to its permanent
earn his B.S. in electrical engineering                                                                grees in Electrical Engineering and       sioned Navy barracks. In 1961, the
ters at BEC. He eventually went to                                                                     fall term. BEC offered Master’s De-       in an old chuch and a decommis-
Degree in Engineering after 5 semes-                                                                   dents (148 male and 6 female) for their   The college found a temporary home
Test Center, received an Associate                                                                     sen by Keuper) registered 154 stu-        regation had any place in education.
neer at Pan American at the Missile                                                                    Engineering College (the name cho-        and students did not believe that seg-
ate. Reagan DuBose, a program engi-                                                                    schedules. In the fall of 1958, Brevard   rooms because Florida Tech’s faculty
seal. In 1961, BEC had its first gradu-                                                                pay for the newspaper ads and class       continued use of the rented class-
president, designed the first school               and didn’t allow BEC to hold classes                money was successfully provided to        local school officials blocked the
ties. George Sirbola, student body                 African-American students at BEC                    rally support for the new college. The    junior high school rooms. In 1959,
spirit and encourage campus activi-                officials objected to the presence of               organized an Engineering Cotillion to     was 37c. Classes met in three rented
mittee was formed to develop school                The reason behind it: county school                 1958 Jerry Keuper and Harold Dibble       The first contribution to the school
    In November 1960 a student com-                odist Church Building in Melbourne.                 dents to Brevard County. On June 6,       Brevard Engineering College (BEC).
ties.                                              to relocate its classes to the First Meth-          program drew about 75,000 new resi-       confederates called their school
were still male and in their mid-thir-                 In June of 1959 BEC was forced                  During the next 10 years, the space       a university. Initially, Keuper and his
Most of the students attending BEC                 of Brevard Engineering College.                     tions of 245 and 4,223, respectively.     the space program, decided to launch
year to include humanities classes.                dent and Harold Dibble became dean                  Beach and Melbourne had popula-           Keuper, drawn to Cape Canaveral by
curriculum was also expanded that                  School. Jerry Keuper became presi-                  Sputnik. In 1950, the cities of Cocoa     1958, a young physicist named Jerry
cent to Melbourne’s airport. BEC’s                 the newly built Eau Gallie Junior High              the launch of the Russian satellite       Technology is an improbable one. In
the home of Harris Corporation adja-               Keuper rented out three classrooms at               of the space race started in 1957 with        “The story of Florida Institute of
Inc.’s Bulding No. 1, now known as                 in that building, but instead Jerry                 most a direct result and consequence
relocated again, this time to Radion               However, the classes didn’t take place              Institute of Technology came as al-                           People Editor
1960, Brevard Engineering College                  which the registrar’s office is located.                What we today know as Florida                             Alex Zambelli
in the junior high school anymore. In              known as the Ray Work building in                   day.
                                                                                                                     Florida Tech
                                                                                                                     Florida Tech
            1950 - 1960
                                                                                                                     History of
                                                                                                                     History of
       Countdown to College:
   5          Florida Tech’s Crimson ∞ January 29, 2000                                                                                                          People
   6         January 29, 2001 ∞ Florida Tech’s Crimson                                                                                         Sports
Athlete of the Week                    Name- Dan Dreadan
                                                                         Super Bowl!!!
                                                                                     (Football for FIT Students)
                                       Sport- Basketball                                              Siragusa will crush your         the best so far. All of the
                                                                        Marcus Darnell
                                                                                                      quarterback, just ask Rich       teams that were hyped got
                                       Number- 40                       Sports Deity
                                                                                                      Gannon how his shoulder          eliminated early, proving
                                                                                                      feels). The offense relies on    that anything could happen
                                       Year- Freshman                    School has started again     play action and quick play       in the 2000 post season. I
                                                                     so it is easy to assume that     development in the pocket.       feel that this trend will con-
                                       Major- Bussiness              the winter holidays are over.    Quarterback Trent Dilfer is      tinue throughout the Super
                                                                     If you were to come to this      a great leader on the field      Bowl: expect the unex-
                                       High School- Largo High       conjecture, however, you         and rookie running back          pected. Will the defenses
                                       School in Largo, Florida      would be incorrect.                                                             reign supreme
                                                                     The biggest and most                                                            or will the run-
                                       Home State/ Country-
                                       Clearwater, Florida

    Dan Dreadan of Largo, FL, has been playing basketball
                                                                     important holiday of
                                                                     them all is yet to
                                                                     come: a time when
                                                                     the masses grab their
                                                                                             Obsidian                                                ning backs steal
                                                                                                                                                     the spotlight?
                                                                                                                                                     The last time
                                                                                                                                                     that these two
for nine years at the forward position. Dreadan believes the
biggest difference from playing high school ball and playing
at the college level is trying to match, and eventually exceed,
the strength of his opponents. The freshman has been work-
                                                                     favorite beverages,
                                                                     wear their favorite
                                                                     team colors and
                                                                     gather together in
                                                                                             O r a c l e                                             teams met was
                                                                                                                                                     in the preseason
                                                                                                                                                     where        the
                                                                                                                                                     Ravens beat the
ing on trying to become a smarter player by making better            front of their big                                                              Giants 24-17.
decisions with the basketball and throughout the game. This
will eventually be attained as the season goes on by gaining
more college level experience. When asked his future goal,
Danny replied, “I think there is always need for improvement,
                                                                     screen televisions to
                                                                     watch the greatest
                                                                     sporting event of all
                                                                                             Predicts                                                But that was
                                                                                                                                                     months ago and
                                                                                                                                                     both teams have
                                                                     time...The Super                                                                changed con-
but I would like to refine my defense primarily.” Dreadan feels      Bowl.                                                                           siderably since
that, in order for the Panther’s record to improve, the team             This year the unlikely       Jamal Lewis looks to be the      then. If you were to ask the
needs to play with a bit more chemistry. Written by Dina Mekawi      contenders are the Baltimore     next Barry Sanders.              general populous who was
                                                                     Ravens and the New York              On the other side of the     going to win, the response
                                                                     Giants. Both of these teams      football stand the New York      would be a closer call than

Florida Tech                                                         are similar in nature, they
                                                                     like to keep the ball on the
                                                                     ground and they rely heavily
                                                                                                      Giants. This is a team that
                                                                                                      turned a 7-9 season last year
                                                                                                      into a 12-4 division-winning
                                                                                                                                       our last election. It’s going
                                                                                                                                       to be a doozy of a game!!
                                                                                                                                          The Obsidian Oracle will

   Women                                                             on their defense.
                                                                         The Ravens are clearly
                                                                     the underdogs in this con-
                                                                                                      season this year. Somehow
                                                                                                      during the off season the
                                                                                                      team came together and
                                                                                                                                       go out on a limb and say that,
                                                                                                                                       despite the crushing Balti-
                                                                                                                                       more defense and their
                                                                     test. They were a wild card      started to work as a team and    insurpassable drive to over-
 Triumph 71-                                                         team who fought their way
                                                                     to the big game against all
                                                                     odds. First they destroyed
                                                                                                      the results were astounding.
                                                                                                      They ran over the Philadel-
                                                                                                      phia Eagles in the Divisional
                                                                                                                                       come all odds, it will be the
                                                                                                                                       New York Giants that will
                                                                                                                                       come out on top. To me, the

60 Over Lynn                                                         the once great Denver Bron-
                                                                     cos by a score of 21-3. Then
                                                                     they went to Nashville to
                                                                                                      Championship game. 20-10.
                                                                                                      And they simply destroyed
                                                                                                      the Minnesota Vikings 41-0.
                                                                                                                                       Giants have been kicking it
                                                                                                                                       up a notch (BAM!!!) with
                                                                                                                                       every game that they have
                                                                     squash the Tennessee Titans      In that game Kerry Collins       played. And I don’t think
                                    came within 10 points late in    24-10. After that it was on      threw for an amazing 381         that the young Ravens will
     Gretchen Scrimger              the second half, however, a      to Oakland for a 16-3 vic-       yards. It seems that this team   be able to handle the well-
     Staff Writer                   pair of fouls from Lynn and      tory.                            keeps getting better. The        oiled teamwork that New
                                    three made free throws for           The constant of the Bal-     harder you push them the         York serves up. The Obsid-
    The Panther women’s bas-        Bell would increase the Pan-     timore team during the play-     harder they fight back. The      ian Oracle predicts New
ketball team is off to a strong     ther lead to 13. Hatasha Grif-   offs is that they have allowed   New York one-two punch           York Giants will win by 10
start in their pursuit of another   fin, Sarah Awe and Stephanie     their opposition very little     out of the backfield consists    points.
Sunshine State Conference           Barrowman all netted a pair      offense. The Raven defense       of Tiki Barber and Ron
Championship. With their            of free throws late in the       seems impenetrable and they      Dayne. That’s enough to             Giants                34
win on Sat. January 20,             game and Florida Tech            have a tendency to create        keep any defense on its toes.       Ravens                24
against Lynn University,            emerged victorious with a fi-    great plays out of nothing.          The Super Bowl looks
Florida Tech increases their        nal score of 71-60.              (When all else fails Tony        like it’s going to be one of
record to 10-5 in the regular           Bell led the Panthers in
season and 2-1 in conference        scoring with a game high of
    The Panther women are
currently in 4th place stand-
                                    23 points. Griffin and
                                    Barrowman each scored in
                                    double figures with 12 and 11
ing in the Sunshine State Con-      points, respectively. Stacey
ference. Florida Tech has a
tough lineup ahead of them in
the next couple of weeks, fac-
                                    Toler and Delicia Phillips
                                    added 8 and 7 points to the
                                    Panther score. Griffin was the
                                                                          Athletic Notice
ing off against three teams         rebound leader for Florida          To the Florida Tech Student Body:
rated in the top 6 in the NCAA      Tech with 8 total rebounds,
Division II Regional stand-         followed by Bell with 5. Bell       Beginning in the summer term, 2001, there will be a $100 fee for each 1/2 semester hour
ings.                               also had 5 steals for the Pan-   section of our scuba diving offering. This fee is necessitated by the relatively high cost of
    The Panther women were          thers. Florida Tech ended up     offering such a program. By administering this fee, the costs to the university for scuba
able to capitalize on 20 turn-      with 13 steals for the night.    diving courses will more closely approximate the costs of other physical education courses.
overs by the Lynn University            The scoring for Lynn Uni-       In the past, the university has been unable to expand scuba offerings due to the high costs
Knights in the first half. The      versity was lead by Kerri        associated with each new section. Now, we will have the fundamental flexibility to offer new
Knights were unable to cut the      Rulison with 16 points. Liz      scuba sections to meet student demand.
Panther lead by more than 13        Speliotes and Gabriella             Providing a quality scuba program that is also convenient and economical for our students
points at the end of the first      Gonda each contributed 10        will continue to be an objective of the university.
half.                               points. The leader in re-           If you have questions regarding this scuba fee, feel free to contact either myself at 674-
    Felicia Bell scored on the      bounds for the Knights was       8032 or Pete Mazzone at 674-7209.
first Panther run of the second     Ronda Jones, with 7 total re-
half. She dominated the scor-       bounds. The Knights ended           Sincerely yours,
ing for Florida Tech in the         the game with 32 turnovers,         Bill Jurgens
second half, netting 17 of 35       a great advantage for Florida       Director of Athletics
total points. The Knights           Tech.
Sports                                                                                               Florida Tech’s Crimson ∞ January 29, 2000                   7
              Panthers                                                                                 Women’s
              Slaughter                                                                                Basketball
                                                                                                      Continues to
             Lions 74-54
   Gretchen Scrimger
                                  team in scoring with 20           Sclafani with 12 points.
                                  points. Hatasha Griffin and       Ebony Winn contributed 9
   Staff Writer
                                  Stacy Toler added 12 and 10       points and Rosetta Little           Gretchen Scrimger               pulled down 8 and 6 rebounds
      The Panther women in-       points respectively. Nicole       rounded out the leading scor-       Staff Writer                    to add to the Panther total of
creased their record to 11-5      Smith and Delicia Phillips        ers with 6 total points. Winn                                       36.
in the regular season and 3-1     each added 8 points to the        and Maria Martin led Saint           Florida Tech continued             The leading scorer for
in conference play with their     Panther score. Phillips led the   Leo in rebounds with 6 re-       their winning streak in a          Florida Southern was Antonia
twenty point win over St. Leo     team in rebounds with 11 to-      bounds each.                     Sunshine State Conference          Newman with 16 total points.
last Wednesday. Florida Tech      tal rebounds. Toler added 6 re-         The Lions were unable      match-up Sat., January 20, at      Tina Gillems and Monique
led 36-17 in the first half and   bounds to Florida Tech’s 47       to shake the strong Panther      Florida Southern University.       Bunch added 11 and 9 points,
retained their lead through a     total rebounds for the game.      defense for most of the first    The Panthers are currently         respectively, to the Lady
close second half to clench       Nicole Smith led the defense      half. They only were able to     tied for first place in the con-   Moccasins score. The leader
the win.                          effort with 7 steals. Bell and    achieve 6 steals throughout      ference with the University        in rebounds for Florida South-
      Florida Tech had a wide     Griffin came up with 5 and 4      the game while committing        of Tampa and Rollins Col-          ern was Newman with 11 re-
range of scoring, with all but    steals respectively.              33 turnovers, 18 of which        lege.                              bounds. Gillems and Bunch
one player putting points on             The leading scorer for     ended up in steals for Florida       The Panther women are          also contributed 9 and 7 re-
the board. Felicia Bell led the   Saint Leo was Angela              Tech.                            also doing well individually.      bounds for Florida Southern.
                                                                                                     Felicia Bell is currently          The Moccasins out-re-
                                                                                                     ranked second in scoring av-       bounded the Panthers 49-36.

      Panther Stats
   Past Games:                                                         January Openers:
                                                                                                     erage in the SSC with 19.0
                                                                                                     points per game in confer-
                                                                                                     ence play. Delicia Phillips
                                                                                                     leads the SSC in rebounds in
                                                                                                                                              Florida Tech came from
                                                                                                                                        behind after a first half score
                                                                                                                                        of 34-40, in favor of Florida
                                                                                                                                        Southern. The Panther
   Men’s Basketball-                 Florida Tech vs.       104        Men’s Baseball-               overall season play with an        women outscored the Lady
                                     PR Humacao             38             Fri. 26, Florida Tech     average of 10.4 rebounds per       Moccasins in the second half
   Florida Tech vs.       56                                        vs. Nova Southestern @           game.                              33-16 to win the game with a
   West Florida           70         Florida Tech vs.       88      Ft.Lauderdale                        Felicia Bell led the Pan-      final score of 67-56. Florida
                                     Fort Valley State      76                                       ther women in scoring with         Tech upped their season
   Florida Tech vs.       83                                                                         23 points. Shawntel Will-          record to 12-5 and their SSC
   Nova Southestern       61         Florida Tech vs.       98                                       iams contributed 14 points         record to 4-1 with their win
                                     Madonna U.             76                                       and Stephanie Barrowman            last Saturday. They face top-
   Florida Tech vs.       44                                                                         and Sarah Awe added 9 and          ranked University of Tampa
   Jacksonville           95         Florida Tech vs.       86                                       8 points, respectively, to the     in an SSC double-header on
                                     PR Bayamon             55                                       Panther total. Bell was also       Wed., January 24 at BCC-
   Florida Tech vs.       64                                                                         the leader in rebounds with        Melbourne, with the women’s
   Miles College          78         Florida Tech vs.       70                                       10 total rebounds. Delicia         tip-off starting at 5:30 pm.
                                     Presbyterian           90                                       Phillips and Hatasha Griffin
   Florida Tech vs.       70
   Pace University        93         Florida Tech vs.       84
                                     St. Augustine’s        41
   Florida Tech vs.       93
   Embry-Riddle           103        Florida Tech vs.       65
                                     Florida Memorial       61
   Florida Tech vs.       64
   Lewis University       76         Florida Tech vs.  71
                                     Nova Southeastern 73
   Florida Tech vs.  59
   Nova Southeastern 62              Florida Tech vs.  63
                                     Nova Southeastern 58
   Florida Tech vs.       85
   Illinois Wesleyan      88         Florida Tech vs.       71
                                     Wayne State            74
   Florida Tech vs.   80
   U. of ME-Fort Kent 71             Florida Tech vs.       71
                                     Rollins College        76
   Florida Tech vs.       52
   Rollins College        69         Florida Tech vs.       79
                                     Eckerd College         66
   Florida Tech vs.       50
   Eckerd College         61         Florida Tech vs.       71
                                     Lynn University        60
   Florida Tech vs.       66
   Lynn University        87         Florida Tech vs.       74
                                     Saint Leo              54
   Florida Tech vs.       51
   Saint Leo              65         Florida Tech vs.       67
                                     Florida Southern       56
   Florida Tech vs.       59
   Florida Southern       106
                                     Upcoming Home Games
   Women’s Basketball-            for Jan.:
   Florida Tech vs. 77               Men’s Baseball-
   Lincoln Memorial 86               Florida Tech vs. Warner
                                  Southern College. Tue. Janu-
   Florida Tech vs.       118     ary 30 3:00pm
   PR Humacao             25
   8        January 29, 2001 ∞ Florida Tech’s Crimson                                           Arts & Entertainment
The Crystal Comes Back                                                                               ‘Wheel of Time’ Turns Again
                                  weapon system in this game.      around the end of disc 1, and         Christina Krawcion               dan clears up some of the mys-
   Mike Giordano                  In the past, characters had to   the story is very tight to this                                        tery that left readers baffled and
   A & E Editor                                                                                          Copy Furher
                                  use material crystals or         point, but what struck me                                              confused at the end of “The
                                  junction spells to make          about this game was the                                                Path of Daggers.” He gives us
    With the release of Final     themselves more powerful,        characterization. Every               The latest addition to this      the viewpoints of many more
Fantasy 7 and 8 for               but not in this game. Each       character is given his/her/its    epic fantasy series, “Winter’s       characters in this book than he
Playstation, many fans of         weapon or piece of armor         chance to present their inner     Heart” is, to this date, the best    has in the past. There is a part
possibly the most famous          comes with a few abilities to    self to the world. For in-        offering from the Wheel of           towards the end in which Jor-
series of games ever became       learn. When a character          stance, the knight Steiner        Time since “Eye of the World.”       dan cycles through the view-
disenfranchised with the se-      gains enough experience          perceives himself as a great      Robert Jordan outdoes himself        points of each of the Forsaken,
ries. The addition of many        points to level up the armor,    knight of his kingdom.            in this tale of conflict-personal,   all seven of them, as they con-
technological elements, in-       they will gain that ability to   However, when he visits a         interpersonal, moral and global-     front Rand.
cluding the use of guns,          use. Each character is also      much larger and more pow-         which takes place during one of          Especially entertaining is
made many a purist scream         given a certain amount of        erful kingdom, he falls in        the harshest winters anyone has      the greater concentration on the
with disgust. However,            ability units, which deter-      awe, and begins to question       ever seen.                           female characters. By now each
these people I speak of           mine how many learned            himself about his power. Ev-          The split in the White Tower     one is fairly “fleshed out,” with
should have plenty to be          abilities he can attach to       ery character is developed,       is getting wider, with evidence      pretty stable personalities, so
excited        about     with     himself at one time. The sys-    unlike past Final Fantasies.      of the Black Ajah popping up         Jordan can show his readers
Squaresoft’s release of Final     tem in this game is, in my       Of course, all the support-       more prominently throughout          more of their human sides, their
Fantasy 9. The creator’s per-     opinion, the easiest one to      ing characters that have          the land. Rand has a grand           thoughts and desires. As al-
haps attempting to complete       learn compare to FF 7 and        been in other FFs are back.       scheme up his sleeve that could      ways, this is especially amus-
a metaphorical circle, bring      FF 8. The quality of the         Chocobos, mogs, Bahamut,          very likely get himself and          ing when concerning questions
the series back to its basics.    game graphics is something       Cid: they’re all here. All this   Nynaeve killed if he’s not care-     of the opposite sex.
No technology, no guns,           that each player will make       leads to an excellent game,       ful. Elayne is vying for the             If you don’t know what I’m
nothing but swords, sorcery,      up for themselves. I person-     and one worthy of bearing         throne of Andor while Perrin         talking about, pick up a copy of
and monstrous creatures.          ally like the real life design   the title of Final Fantasy, as    seeks his abducted wife, Faille.     “Eye of the World” and start
They’ve even brought the          of the characters in FF8, so     well as being the game’s          Mat is surrounded by Seanchan        reading this series. Trust me,
distorted character look that     I wasn’t to enthusiastic         swan song on the PS1, since       who seek to reclaim the lands        you will not regret it. As for
defined the earlier entries       about the distorted charac-      FF 10 is being made directly      of Arthur Hawkwing. And              those of you who know the se-
into the series. While this is    ters, although some of the       for PS2.                          that’s just the first half of the    ries, do yourself a favor and
all fine and dandy, how does      hard-core fans will be. Of                                         book!                                read “Winter’s Heart.”
the game play? Well, for          course, the standard in a Fi-                                          With “Winter’s Heart,” Jor-
controls, it is very similar to   nal Fantasy game are the full      Video Game Review                                                           Book Review
the last 2 games for              motion video cut scenes. As       Genre: Role Playing Game                                               Genre: Fantasy
                                                                    Company: Squaresoft                                                    Author: Robert Jordan
Playstation. In fact, the con-    always, they are incredible,      System: Playstation 1
                                                                                                                                           Wheel of Time:
trols are identical, so a         and each scene is something                                                                                  Winter’s Heart
player will have little or no     to behold. However, what         Final Fantasy IX
problem adjusting to them.        every game comes down to
There is a totally different      is story. I played up to

Events Calendar                                                                                                                            February
   Sunday                Monday                 T u e s d a y We d n e s d a y T h u r s d a y                             Friday                 Saturday

  -                                                                                             1                       2                         3
                                                                                            The Second City    Groundhog’s Day                  Willie Nelson
                                                                                            Where: King Center                                  Where: King Center
                                                                                            Time: 8 p.m.                                        Time: 8 p.m.
                                                                                            Price: $22/$18                                      Price: $39/$29

  4                      5                      6                      7                        8                       9                        10
                                                                                                                                                Crimes of the Heart
                                                                                                                                                Where: call 407-297-
                                                                                                                                                Time 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                Price: $15/$12

                                                                                                                                Universal 1 7     Universal
 11       --Indiafest 1 2                      13                     14                        15                     16
Where: Wickham President’s Day                                       Valentine’s Day                                 Studios Mardi Gras Studios Mardi Gras
Park Pavillion
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.                                                                                                 --The Peking Acrobats
Price: $6                                                                                                            Where: King Center
Crimes of the Heart                                                                                                  Time: 7:30 p.m.
Time 2:30 p.m.                                                                                                       Price: $22/$15

 18      Universal 1 9                         20                     21                        22       Melbourne 2 3                           24
Studios Mardi Gras                            A Perfect Circle                                 Chamber Orchestra
                                              Where: Hard Rock                                 Where: East Minister
--Chigago                                     Live, Orlando, FL                                Presbyterian Church
Where: King Center                            Time: 7 p.m.                                     106 N. Riverside Dr.
Time: 7 p.m.                                  Price: $24.50                                    Indialantic, FL 32903
Price: $32/$22                                                                                 Time: 8 p.m.
                                                                                               Price: $8-students
 25                     26                     27                     28                        -                      -                          -
Godspell                                     The Doobie Brothers
Where: King Center                           Where: King Center
Time: 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.                        Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $32/$22                               Price: $37.50/$32.50
Arts & Entertainment                                                                                       Florida Tech’s Crimson ∞ January 29, 2000                  9
   Joe Bloggs
   Staff Writer
                                            CD Reviews
                                           Midian:Cradle of Filth                      Warning:Green Day
                                                                                                                                 From the Bottom
                                                                                                                                 to the Top: Sammie
                                                                                                                                    Damian Lythcott
                                                                                                                                    Staff Writer
    European death metal band En-             Joe Bloggs                                 Sarah Tiso
tombed, best known for their album            Staff Writer                               Arts & Entertainment Editor                  “From the Bottom to the Top” is
Wolverine Blues simply for the fact that                                                                                         the title of this debut effort from 13-
they somehow got a marketing agree-           Those black metal bad boys are              It seems that Green Day has de-        year-old Capitol Records artist,
ment with Marvel Comics, returns with      back with a new album that is sure to      cided to discard their neo-punk image      Sammie. Unfortunately, with other
their new album. Uprising sees them        shock and stun. For those of you un-       and join the onslaught of punk-turned-     young, up-and-coming artists like L’il
move away from the death metal me-         familiar with the world of Cradle of       alternative bands in today’s main-         Bow Wow and 3LW around to tear
dium, and into sort of an extreme side     Filth, just imagine taking Rob             stream genre with their new album          down the charts, Sammie will probably
of punk style rock. When a death metal     Zombie’s eerie horror carnival music,      appropriately titled Warning. This         stay firmly at the bottom. That is, if
band changes styles, you know you’re       add a few shrieks filled with Satan        new album is possibly Green Day’s          his music producers and songwriters
not in for anything worth listening to.    loving lust, then throw in S&M-style       way of slowing down and maturing           do not supply him with a sound that is
Listenable, but why would you want         bondage gear and you’ve got Cradle         into what they have inevitably be-         all his own and more mature and in-
to spend your money (or download           of Filth. Sure, some of their songs are    come, reminiscent punk songwriters         spiring pieces. I know that I might
time for all you evil college kids with    mildly amusing and sometimes even          dealing with their new alternative fate.   sound harsh, but if there is only one
your Napster machine) on this?             oddly hypnotic, but Cradle of Filth’s      This CD, though lacking in what we         thing that I look for in an artist, it is
                                           music isn’t one somebody could             expect from Green Day, is not entirely     their originality. To me, that one asset
            CD Review                      sanely call “art.” Basically, they’ve                                                 determines their style, their mood, and
                                                                                      without genius. With tracks like “Mi-
                                                                                                                                 their message. Sammie, I am sad to say
 Genre: Metal                              created a sound to match to one of         nority” and Warning,” Green Day
                                                                                                                                 does not pack that extra punch that
 Artist: Entombed                          those ultra bloody B horror flicks.        proves that their new style is not com-
                                                                                                                                 would render him a genius among his
 Uprising                                  Amusing, but don’t expect anything         pletely lost in the mainstream of
                                                                                                                                 peers and a budding stalwart in the
                                           great. However, to his credit, the lead    today’s rock. These tracks are still
                                                                                                                                 music industry. Admittedly the young
                                           singer’s voice style is interesting,       chock full of the trademark Green Day
                                                                                                                                 crooner is gifted with a mellow voice
                                           ranging from the obligatory guttural       surge of intensity and Billie Joe
                                                                                                                                 for his age. However, the obstacle to
                                           snarl, to almost an eerie heavenly sigh.   Armstrong’s addictive vocals, but
                                                                                                                                 his greatness is not in his voice but in
                                           But even that doesn’t make up for one      they lack the oomph from earlier al-
Kaleidoscope:Kelis                         sided drum fests. On a side note, if       bums like Kerplunk! Hopefully,
                                                                                                                                 the arrangements and lyrics that he is
                                                                                                                                 spoon-fed. With the exception of the
                                           you want to be shocked/amazed/dis-         Green Day will soon come to realize
   Damian Lythcott                                                                                                               complementary “Crazy Things I Do
                                           gusted/amused, check out their “From       that they do not have to jump on the
   Staff Writer                                                                                                                  for Love” and “When I Grow Up,” a
                                           the Cradle to Enslave” music video,        alternative bandwagon, and they will
                                                                                                                                 brilliantly written (not by Sammie)
                                           possibly the most...interesting video      save themselves before they lose what
                                                                                                                                 spoken track, the album is stuffed with
     If have you ever heard of Kelis       I’ve ever seen in my life.                 bands like Metallica lost: their talent.   songs that lack substance and exploi-
(KA-LEESE), you would know that
                                                                                                                                 tation of deeper, multi-layered lyrics
the lady oozes originality. I cannot                     CD Review                                 CD Review                     and musical arrangements that should
think of another artist in the industry                                                Genre: Punk
                                             Genre: Black Metal                        Artist: Green Day                         be almost the norm in such a modern,
right now that is in any way similar         Artist: Cradle of Filth                                                             well-developed multimillion dollar
to her. You might remember hearing                                                    Warning                                    industry. Although much of the lyrics
her singing the hook on Old Dirty           Midian
                                                                                                                                 are aimed at a more mature audience,
Bastard’s “Baby I Got Ya Money!”
                                                                                                                                 the majority of the accompanying
or on her first single, “Caught out
                                                                                                                                 instrumentals sound like soundtracks
There,” where she boisterously rants,
                                                                                                                                 for a Saturday morning cartoon show
“I hate you so much right now!!” to        Stronger than Death:
an old boyfriend of hers. With her                                                    Palo Alto: Palo Alto                       on Nickelodeon. They are weak and
debut album, Kaleidoscope, Kelis
                                           Black Label Society                                                                   sound almost like half-hearted demos.
                                                                                                                                 Musical ice cream trucks would love
truly shows the world the depth of her        Mike Giordano                              Rachel Loch Haven                       this album.
talent, and states her claim as one of        Arts & Entertainment Editor                Staff Writer
the new breed of innovative artists of
the twenty-first century. Beats a ton,          Zakk Wylde, best known for his            When one listens to the first re-
                                                                                                                                             CD Review
                                                                                                                                   Genre: Rap
lyrics that grab. This sums up the vibe    guitar work on such Ozzy Osbourne          lease of the band Palo Alto, one word        Artist: Sammie
of this album. It is a far cry from the    albums as No More Tears and                comes to mind: passion. Not the kind       From the Bottom to the Top
original impression I had of this 20-      Ozzmosis, as well as a critically ac-      of passion experienced during a
year-old Harlem native. “Caught out        claimed solo album, Book of Shad-          sexual romp with your lover but rather
There” struck out at every cheating        ows, is back with the second helping       the kind of passion felt when conjured
male with such brutal, crotch-maim-
                                           from his new band. Injecting a sear-       during a listening frenzy of your fa-
ing, feministic force that I almost
                                           ing brand of alcohol-induced redneck       vorite band, say Radiohead, which is
completely passed her off as yet an-
                                           metal (to see what I mean, check out       another word that pops up while lis-
                                                                                                                                     House of Blues Calendar
other male bashing female with a
                                           the liner notes), Zakk has created a       tening to this unbelievably fervent al-        February
voice and a record deal. She might
                                           band with enough energy to match his       bum. Palo Alto has the same beauti-
not have the vocal power to steal
                                           guitar playing. These guys will assault    ful strangeness about their music               ~ Saturday, 3rd: Bela Fleck and The
Whitney or Mariah’s thunder, but the
                                           your ears with everything they’ve got      shared by Radiohead: the same chaos         Flecktones- $19.50 in advance/22.50 day
expression and emotion in her voice
                                           and there’s a good chance you’ll be        at times woven with melody. How-            of show
connotes the essence of each and ev-
                                           left wanting more.                         ever, that is where the comparisons
ery word and note in her arrange-
                                                                                      stop, because Palo Alto are a prodigy          ~ Friday, 9th: Pat Benatar with
    Some of the most noted pieces are                   CD Review                     of a new type, straying away from the       Wellville-$22.50 in advance/25.00 day of
                                                                                      mainstream and creating aesthetic lyr-      show
the soothing “Suspended,” which             Genre: Rock
                                                                                      ics for our minds and souls.
takes you on a melodic ride of her          Artist: Black Label Society
                                                                                                                                      ~ Sunday, 11th: Aaron Carter-$20.00
dreams, literally, and the brilliantly      Stronger Than Death
thought out “Mars” where she renders                                                               CD Review                      in advance/22.00 day of show
the earth unequipped to handle our                                                      Genre: Alternative
                                                                                                                                     ~ Wednesday, 14th: Cowboy Mouth
problems and offers Mars as a meta-                                                     Artist: Palo Alto
                                                                                                                                  with Bare Jr.-$13.50
phoric haven. I urge you to take a peek                                                Palo Alto
into this Kaleidoscope of musical art-                                                                                               ~ Friday 16th: Kool and The Gang-
work and be blinded by its brilliance.                                                                                            $25.00

           CD Review                                                                                                                  ~ Wednesday, 21: Sno Core Icicle Ball
                                                                                                                                  featuring: Galactic, Les Claypool’s Frog
 Genre: R & B
                                                                                                                                  Brigade, Drum and Tuba - $22.50 ad-
 Artist: Kelis
                                                                                                                                  vance/25.00 day of show.
                                                                                                                                     ~ Thursday, 22nd: Ben Harper and
                                                                                                                                  The Innocent Criminals with Jack
  10         January 29, 2001 ∞ Florida Tech’s Crimson                               Greeks & Organizations
                  Events for January & February
                                             ELS Graduation Ceremony               Denius Student Center.                 Building Auditorium.
27- Saturday                              from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Pre-           Homecoming Talent Show Re-             Homecoming Alumni Associa-
    Extreme Air from 12:00 P.M. to        sented by ELS Language Center, in        hearsals from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.   tion Banquet from 7:30 P.M. to 9:00
6:00 P.M. Presented by Campus Ac-         the Gleason Auditorium.                  Presented by Alumni Affairs in         P.M. Presented by Alumni Affairs at
tivities Board, in Southgate Field.          First Friday Mass and Lun-            Gleason Auditorium.                    the Airport Hilton.
    Open Game Day from 10:00              cheon from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.          Spaghetti Dinner from 4:00 P.M.
A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Presented by            Presented by the Catholic Campus         to 7:15 P.M. Presented by the
                                                                                                                          16- Friday
FITSSFF, in the Ratskeller Pub.           Ministry in the All Faith Center.        Newman Club in Fellowship Hall, All        The Caribbean Students Associa-
    Mind’s Eyes Theater from 7:00            Homecoming & Task Force               Faiths Center.                         tion invites all to unite and witness he
P.M. to 2:30 P.M. Presented by Soci-      Mtg. from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.                                                Rebirth of Reggae starting at 6:30
ety of Science Fiction and Fantasy, in    Presented by Alumni Affairs, in the
                                                                                   8- Thursday                            P.M. in the Rathskellar Pub.
the Academic Quad.                        Alumni House Conference Room.                Homecoming Reception from
                                                                                   5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Presented by
29- Monday                                3- Saturday                              Alumni Affairs in the Rathskellar
   Dance Lesson from 7:15 P.M. to             Mind’s Eye Theater from 7:00         Pub.
11:15 P.M. Presented by the Dance         P.M. to 2:30 A.M. Presented by So-           Talent Show from 8:00 P.M. to
Association, in the Large Chapel, All
Faiths Center.
                                          ciety of Science Fiction and Fantasy
                                          in the Academic Quad.
                                                                                   10:00 P.M. Presented by Alumni Af-
                                                                                   fairs in Gleason Auditorium.
                                                                                                                          Have Your
   Monday Night Dinner from 6:00
                                          5- Monday                                9- Friday                              Event Listed
P.M. to 7:00 P.M. hosted by Protes-
tant Campus Ministry in the Fellow-          ROTC’s semiannual Cadet Auc-               Alumni Association Board          in The
ship Hall, All Faiths Center.             tion from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on      Meeting from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
                                          the steps of the SUB. Bids begin at      in the Large Chapel, All Faiths Cen-   Crimson
1- Thursday                               $10.                                     ter.                                   E-mail it to
   Casino Night from 9:00 P.M. to            Dance Lessons from 7:15 P.M. to            Homecoming Campus-wide
midnight. Presented by Residence          11:15 P.M. Presented by the Dance        Decorating Contest to 12:00 P.M.
Life in Evans Cafeteria.                  Association, in the Large Chapel, All    until 2:00 P.M. Presented by Alumni    or you can fill out a
2- Friday                                 Faiths Center.                           Affairs.                               Crimson Upcoming
                                                                                        Homecoming Wacky Wars from
   24 Hours at FL Tech from 9:00          7- Wednesday                             3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Southgate
                                                                                                                          Campus Events Form
A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Presented by Un-          Aviation Career Day from 10:00                                               in the Student
dergraduate Admissions In the             A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Presented by Ca-
President’s Dining Room, Denius Stu-      reer Services and Cooperative Edu-
                                                                                        Presentation “Heat” by Dr.        Activites office.
                                                                                   James Whittaker from 5:30 P.M. to
dent Center.                              cation in the All Purpose Room,          6:30 P.M. in the Olin Engineering

    What is the Greeks and Organizations Section?
A page for Florida Tech Student Orga-      The deadline for Greeks & Organization articles is the Friday before the week of
                                        publication. They can either be sent to us by e-mail ( or
nizations to submit their own articles. dropped off in our box in the Student Activities Office on a floppy disk. The articles
                                                                    must be saved in .txt format and have the author’s name. Please put your organization’s
          FITV Schedule                                             name on the disk so we can return it to your box.
                                                                      Articles are limited to 250 words, and organizations may only have one article a
 Fri., January 26 2001    -7pm Forbidden Planet                     week in the Greeks & Organizations section.
                          -10pm You’ve Got Mail

 Sat., January 27 2001 -7pm Gladiator
                       -10pm Full Metal Jacket                        Ever Wanted to Go
 Sun., January 28 2001 -7pm Strange Brew
                       -10pm Karate Kid                                  Skydiving?
 Mon., January 29 2001 -7pm Forbidden Planet
                       -10pm Runaway Bride

 Tue., January 30 2001 -7pm Blade Runner
                       -10pm Casablanca

 Weds., January 31 2001 -7pm The Silence of the Lambs
                        -10pm You’ve Got Mail

Money and Mo-Money!
   Sofoluwe Olurotumi             Organization of Residence
                                  Life to bring more fun and life
   Resident Assistant
                                  to Florida Tech. This city
    Two summers ago, I set        would be different and hope-
out to Rheno to try out my lot    fully students would stop call-
at gambling with the hope to      ing it “Melbouring.”
make quick money. Needless            There will be all kinds of
to say that, like many who        games from poker to black
have gambled, I made my           jack, craps to roulette and
share and lost quite a few. I
would be back some day to
                                  other kinds of games, and you
                                  don’t have to be an expert to                              CAB
invest some more money I          play any of the games; all you
                                                                          Free                        Free
said, not knowing that it
would be very soon and in
Florida where the law forbids
                                  need is an attitude prepared to
                                  have fun, and make or part
                                  with money. The Trojan
it. Yes, a casino is coming to
town riding in on the reins of
                                  House would be opened be-
                                  tween 9 p.m. and midnight,                              X-Treme Air
classical Rome. February 1st
would be the Casino Nite at
                                  and at the end of the day there
                                  will be an auction to the big
                                                                                  January 27 Noon to 6:00 P.M.
the Trojan house.                 money makers. So once the                             Southgate Field
    The casino nite is a gam-     gates open, get in and start
bling night put together by the   making M-O-N-E-Y.                                    For More Info Call 674-8022
Opinion/Editorial                                                                                       Florida Tech’s Crimson ∞ January 29, 2000                 11

Dumb Laws
                                                                                                                                 tiative to repair and build roads with
                                                                                             Thank You                           federal money just to create jobs and
                                                                                             President                           try to jumpstart the economy. I will
                                                                                                                                 say, that in spite of being degreed, I
                                                 Lawmakers apparently had a big               Clinton                            had a hard time finding a job. I am
   Becky Lovell                             preoccupation with bathing. In Mas-                                                  grateful that President Clinton made
   Copy Nazi                                sachusetts, one must take a full bath           Dear Editor,                         the economy such a strong priority
                                            before going to bed; however, baths             I am a bit irate about the article   because since then I have had no
    You know, people are really stu-        on Sunday are outlawed. How do they         on Clinton’s farewell from the White     trouble finding a job and being pro-
pid. Pretty obvious statement, I know,      reconcile this? I’m curious. It’s a dif-    House. I realize that it was probably    moted. I give Mr. Greenspan much
but it can get ridiculous. Recently I       ferent deal in Cheyenne though, where       your writer’s intent - Matt Scripter -   credit for making the decisions that
was looking at a website full of stu-       residents cannot take baths on              to write something that would annoy      allowed the economy to maintain a
pid             laws             (http://   Wednesday. In Indiana, they are even        u        s                                                          high level, and I was just           more stringent about outlawing baths,       Clinton                                                              of pros-
amazed at what I read.
    Sex and nudity are apparently big
                                            for it is illegal to take one between
                                            the months of October and March.
                                                                                        e r s .
                                                                                                                        Letter to                            perity for
                                                                                                                                                             much of
                                                                                                                                                             t h e
issues. For example, in Florida (as         Two babies cannot be bathed together
well as some other states), any posi-
tion other than the missionary posi-
tion is illegal and no one is allowed to
                                            in the same tub in Los Angeles. Why?
                                            Who knows....I think babyhood is a
                                            little soon to be worrying about incest.
                                                                                        y o u r
                                                                                        was not
                                                                                                                        the Editor                           Clinton
                                                                                                                                                             years, but
                                                                                                                                                             I credit
perform oral sex. I’d like to see how       Oregonians cannot bathe without             able to                                                              President
these laws would be enforced. Also,         wearing clothes that cover them from        properly educate the Florida Tech        Clinton for making the kinds of de-
no one can kiss their wife’s breasts.       neck to knee. Wow, that really makes        population, there are a few things I     cisions that helped the economy get
So if it’s not your wife, it’s okay?        for efficient bodily cleansing.             want to mention.                         there in the first place.
Come on...                                       A woman in Florida will be fined           Your writer complained about the          Let us hope that G.W. has the
    Then there’s one really frighten-       for electrocuting herself in a bathtub      tax hike in 1993. He complains that      ability to keep the economy where
ing law: sex with a porcupine is ille-      due to “self-beautification utensils.”      his paycheck will be smaller as a re-    it is so that when your writer gradu-
gal in Florida. You have to wonder just     Personally, if I were to electrocute        sult. I assume that your writer is too   ates he may have a paycheck from
why this law had to be made. What           myself, I wouldn’t be worrying about        young to remember the dissarray of       which taxes can be deducted.
kind of sick masochist would want to        fines levied, since I’d already be dead.    the American economy prior to the
have sex with a porcupine?                       In this day and age, nuclear weap-     Clinton years.                              Sincerely,
    Jailbait lovers, beware. In Indiana,    ons are something to worry about. A             When I graduated from college           Niki Goenaga
a man who is over 18 years old can          person can be fined $500 for detonat-       in 1993, the American economy was           Graduate Student in Applied
be arrested for statutory rape if he has    ing a nuclear warhead in Chico, Cali-       in an undeclared recession. I remem-        Math
a passenger under 17 years old who          fornia. Who’s going to collect the          ber President Clinton taking the ini-
is not wearing her socks and shoes.         fine? In Utah, people are a little less
No socks? No shoes? That’s just so          concerned. While detonating a nuclear
suggestive....seeing someone barefoot       warhead is against the law, merely
makes me think of sex every time.           possessing one is just fine; that makes     Dilbert                                          by Scott Adams
    In New York City, women may not         me feel so safe.
wear tight fitting clothes. However, it          Nuclear war makes me think of
is perfectly okay for them to go top-       marital fights. Luckily for the guys,
less, as long as they are not using it as   they can get away with a lot. In South
a business. Too bad....I bet they could     Carolina, it is legal for a husband to
do pretty well selling melons. Guys,        beat his wife on the courthouse steps
on the other hand, are not allowed to       on Sunday. Men in Los Angeles can
walk around topless in Ocean City.          beat their wives with a strap as long
    There are a lot of lopsided laws        as it’s less than two inches
concerning the relations between men        wide...unless she wants a wider strap.
and women. In Utah, obviously,              Hmm...
women are seen as inferior. If a couple          The list goes on and on. This is a
is found having sex in the backseat of      hilarious website, full of dumb laws
a moving ambulance (of all places),         for different states and other countries.
the man is let go without any prob-         Next time you think laws and politi-
lems. The woman, on the other hand,         cians couldn’t possibly get any stu-
is charged and her name appears in          pider, go and take a look.
the newspaper.

                     Open Game Day
                 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. Sat. 27
                     Rathskellar Pub
 12         January 29, 2001 ∞ Florida Tech’s Crimson                                                     Opinion/Editorial
What do you expect from Bush?

       Kelly Gallagher                          Steve Poindexter                         Travis Burland                             Liz Loesner
               Junior                                    Junior                               Sophomore                                Sophomore
              Marine Bio                         Electrical Engineering                    Ocean Engineering                            Pre Med.

     “I expect my quality of life to         “Nothing. I have no faith in the                 “I like Bush.”                   “I hope he’s worth my vote.”
            go downhill.”                           government.”


Wrapping it up in a Bubble
                                         must have been conditioned at an             With packing peanuts, the unsus-        With the obsessive-compulsive
    Conspiracy Theory                    early age for some sinister ulterior     pecting recipient is plagued with a     persons thoroughly occupied with
                                         motive.                                  never-ending mess of synthetic pop-     such things as bubble wrap and pack-
                                             Of course, the evil of bubble wrap   corn and peanuts. Unfortunately, this   ing peanuts, the secret agency is safe
             K. C. Warknack              was not meant for everyone. No, it       creative plan backfired. OC person-     to operate in freedom. You see, if an
             Who am I?                   was meant to occupy the obsessive-       alities would go insane with that       obsessive-compulsive person were to
                                         compulsive personalities that popu-      mess. It takes much attention to de-    ever stumble upon the secret of this
                                         late a small, yet powerful part of our   tail and a precise eye to pick up ev-   agency, they would never rest until
    Have you ever wondered about         planet.                                  ery last remnant of synthetic snack     they have dug out the entire truth, and
bubble wrap? You remember that fun           You see, an OC personality can-      foods. It appears that, no matter how   exposed it to the world; the job would
clear plastic stuff that your parents    not leave anything unfinished. Hence,    hard they try, these persons will end   not be complete otherwise.
used to order, along with some free      you give them a sheet of bubble wrap     up in a never-ending cycle of at-           Hence, we have bubble wrap to
stuff, through the mail. It was cer-     and they will go over every single       tempted elimination.                    keep these people occupied and the
tainly fun to waste many an hour pop-    bubble three or four times to make           Who would want to do this and       secrets of the covert governmental
ping every little bubble on the sheet.   sure that each one is popped. How-       why? Obviously, it is the work of a     agency safe. The aliens are free to
Then again, that was a lot of wasted     ever, some bubbles never pop, they       secret governmental agency sup-         carry on with their plans of domina-
time, wasn’t it?                         just deflate. This would drive an ob-    ported by “external” forces. The ex-    tion.
    Why do we even use bubble wrap       sessive-compulsive insane. However,      planation is al-
any more when we have peanuts and        the OCs of the world had their re-       most as obvi-
foam that are more than sufficient for   venge on the force behind the sinis-     ous, once you
keeping our valuables safe during        ter bubble wrap. They invented pack-     think about it
bumpy cross-country excursions? We       ing peanuts.                             for a while.

Nutz and Dolts by Chris Sonnenberg

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