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The Southern Accent


Soulhcni's Student Voice Siutc l!)2(i

Thursday, .(anuary 18,2001



staff photographef/ Brittany Robson
I, director of the Center for Learning Success, helps Stefanie IMathews, freshnwn nursing major, at one of the tables

Southern Adventist University saw a
rise in enrollment in the fall of 2000, caus-
ing cramped conditions in classes and
dorms. This trend has apparently contin-
ued this spring.

Southern's Records and Advisement
offEce repurls that as of January 8, 2001,
the current number of students who fin-
ished registration was 1,694. More than
100 students who pre-regiatered did not
show up to finish registration and seven
new students did not complete registra-
tion in the gym before classes started,

According to Joni Zier, Director of
Records and Advisement, the official
totals won't be known until the week of

uary 23.

The 1.694 students who finished regis-
tration this year are up from the 1,511 who
registered for the spring of 2000, and the
1,379 who registered in the spring of 1999.

Tlie number of full-time students, those
signed up for 12 hours or more, rose to
1,566. as compared to 1,411 from the
spring of 2000. The number of part-time
students rose to 128 as compared to 100
part-time students a year ago.

The rise in registration numbers could
be expected to cause full classes that can
no longer accept the students who need

See Enrollment on page 2

Southern Village prompts housing policy change


"'I'l'lion of Southern Village will
f changes to the housing situation
> next year, even if they are rather


Hamilton, director of leaseholds for Souther

The current thought is that the apart-
ments just south of campus on both sides of
University Drive, known as upper and lower
stateside, will house older students and wi I
serve as an overflow to the dorms as needed
According to Hamilton, the project of the
new professional center that was being buill
near Fleming Plaza has been put on hold
because of the immediate need for more
housing. , J

Attendon to Southern Village was focused
due to the increase in attendance to Southern
^tly the plan is to move the married last fall when many students were forced out
v apartments." said Marty of the dorms and into off-campus housing due

Negrtin also noted that the c
for second semester shows that the dorms are
looking good as far as residents are con-
cerned. Approximately five more spots are
the current apartments available in Talge Hall,

AccordiiiR to Negron there is usually a
lation second semester

-w housing development consisting
irate apartments just east of Univer-
■'■nd behind existing housing known
•stateside is planned to house mar-
^tudents beginning the I

.J shorl;iges in dorm space

According to Mary Morford, financial
administration assistant, the move to South-
ern Village will allow more space for the old(
students to move inlt
south of the school.

A new expansion was planned to be built
onto Talge Hall, but currently the project is
not needed to house existing students.

The age breakdown for students moving
into off<ampuB student housing will remain
the same." said Dennis Negr6n, associate
men's dean. The current age requirement for
students to move to off-campus apartments is
23 but some exceptions are made.

from lirsi l)ul last year was an exception.
Tlierc is r.-urrcnliy a lwf>week window before
final stalisiics will be known for tlie population
of the (I'irms due to Uie registration process.
'"The real question we have lo ask." said
Negron. "is will the student population be stat-
ic next year or will it grow?"



JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon, the
leading contender in Israel's race for
prime minisler. declared in an interview
published Wednesday that he considers
the Israeli-Palestinian accords of recent
years null and void. He accused Palestini-
ans of killing the current peacemaking
effort in more than 100 days of violence.
Meanwhile, a last-ditch mediation drive
' was thrown into doubt, with President
Clinton's envoy postponing a Mideast trip
and a top Palestinian negotiator denounc-
ing Israel's leaders as war criminals.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tlie Agricul-
ture Departmenl says it overestimated the
amount of farm land that was developed
between 1992 and 1997 by 30% and it
blames faulty software for the mistake.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President
Clinton has been diagnosed with a com-
mon form of skin cancer, the Wliite House
confirmed Tuesday, but the condition is
not believed lo be serious. At a news brief-
ing Tuesday, While House Press Sccre-
liiry Jake .Siewerl said doctors had con-
firmed thai a lesion found on Clinton's
back during his annual physical last week


lively c

, 1 mil-

mon form of skin earn er

lesion was removed, so while the presi

dent, it can be said, had skin

has been removed and he no longer h;


VVASHINf.1X)N (CNN) — President-
clcel ( leorge W, Bush spent Tuesday prac-
liciiiM liis inaugural address as his nomi-

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Retired den.
Colin Powell and New Jersey Gov. Christie
Wliitman are among a number of liush
Cabinet hopefuls slated lo a]ipear before




Tliurstlay, Jiuiuar)- 18, jj

New registration methods in progres

^ ^ , ,.:.-_-...,.;„„ =h1P to register online. Walla Walla College in College p

By Cadv Van Dolson
EorroR IN Chief

m aou.u»„ .0 being able to register online,
teachers will begin recording theu" grades
online and students will be able to acceK
grades online using a pin number, Zier said.
Parents will be given their own pin number to
IV and transfer access their students' grades, if their students

Southern is making advancements
registration process.

,Jrwdf^*r;5^^^"i- -::;^;;hoofpermiiio„fortheirparentst.

PC via tplfnhone for a two week period. see their grades.

^udents who hBve paid a commitment fee Other Adventist colleges already have

will be a To an a 'sOO number given by in^plemented the online registr^Uon sys^m.
me IZ and register during die last week Andrews Univers.^ m Bernen Sp^gs^

AS .ummer session and tlie first week of Mich, began using a Web-based registrabon

The commitment fee is system in 1995, but it was discontinued when

4th .u

similar to the fee that returning students p
to keep their pre-registered classes.
Students can call from any phone and r

"Even if they're on vacaUon. they can call

nation of ii blatlv Mismhim judge; and
recent comments praising Confederate
leaders of the Civil War. I

SANTIAGO. Chile (AP) - Four days of
tests on Gen. Augusto Pinochet last week
showed tlie former dictator suffers from
mild lack of coordination and speaking
problems, according to reports publislied
Tuesday The tests were conducted at the
Santiago military hospital on orders from
Judge juan Guzman to determine whether
Pinochet is fit to stand trial on human
rights charges.

they changed computer systems, said Lois
Forrester, assistant to the registrar for techni-
cal processes.

They began using their current system m
1999. It requires two PIN numbers, ^

and register," said Joni Zier. director of dents still are required to meet with their

records and advancement

Also, within the next five years, students
will be able to register for classes online.

According to Zier, it will take awhile for
Information Systems to rewrite the whole
computer system and tie in each of die sta-
tions tiiat students must visit at registration,
such as accounting and Health Services. ^_ ,_^ .. ^

"We will be able to cut registi-ation down istration) where you have
Zier said. "We've cut down from the gym," said Holly Wolf,


"We wanted to still say that you must see
your adviser because Andrews has that com-
mitment," Forrester said.

The online registration system seems to
be running well.

"It's a lot smoother to register online with
the help of your advisor than Southern's (reg-

fi-eshman busi-

day and we will be able to cut ness major, who graduated fi-om Southern
it out altogether." last year with a nursing degree.

Walla Walla College in College ,
Wash, has used an online registration s
for three years.

"We don't do any gymnasium re^sir^
at all," said Carolyn Denney, registrar.

According to Denney, hard copies of
tration forms are still available and aboi
students use them to register.

"(The students) like it a lot," said Hi
who has worked at Walla Walla for 10 yJ
"Ifs their choice. They can register onl
use the hard copy."

Previous to online registration, stuij
had to make appointments to pre-registu
that the administration could filter and i
different students to register at priorityti
Denney said.

"It's really useful," said Rick Fleck, ;
computer science major. "You can ch
see whether classes are available, as
whether there are any openings left li.
ly nice to be able to change my classes al|
last second during break <
from home."

According to Fleck, students musti
wmt in lines in order to get a sticker ta|
their books.

"It's exciting," Zier said. "I'n
it. 1 had hoped to have it in plai
and I'm disappointed that it will take five,!

Picture Perfect!

Danny Kratzcr helps set up Cohutta Springs Camp's display in the Student Center Ibesday afternoon.


Continued from pa(Ic 1
them. Marcus Sheffield, a professor in the
English department, teaches two sections of
linglisli Composition 102,

"When pre-registration occurred both

sections of Comp filled up. After the night of
registration the numbers had gone down to
23 and 24 for these sections. The maximum
for these classes is 25. but 6 students are on
the waiting list for one section and 5 are on
the other list," Sheffield said.

When asked how he feels about the cap.
he said. "For a composition class, a cap is a

must. Were this a lecture class, it co"!
greater, but for a comp class. 25 is pifj

Mark Peach of the history depa^
teaches two sections of World Civu
each semester

"Neither section filled this s
said. "My 11:00 a.m. section almost 3"

Inside the Accent

Campus News 3

Local News 4

Technology 5

Editorials 6

Opinion 7

Features g

Advertisements 10

Religion 12

Sports 15

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Thursday, Januarj' 18, 2001


The Southern Accent • 3

Bill Clinton has options
) after presidency

Jefferson Clinton. ing if he tries to remain the de
seen by some as a facto leader of his Party. With the
respected legal academ- almost- certain appointment of

seasoned statesman, ;
expert political campaigner, i
President for "the c


draft-dodging traitor,
a corrupt chief executive.

No matter the diverse opin-
ions concerning the 42nd presi-
dent of tlie United States, it can-
not be denied that he has
presided over a booming econo-
my and a nation entering the
twenty-first century.

The quesdon is, where does
hego from here?

This Saturday. January 20,
Clinton will join
Gerald Ford.
Jimmy Carter.
Ronald Reagan,
and George H. W.
Bush, as a former

his longtime ally and fund-i
Terry McAuliffe, as Chairman of
the Democratic National Com-
mittee, Clinton could assure that
he would retain firm control over
the party apparatus. This could
make him the Democratic "king-
maker" for the near-foreseeable

Third, Clinton still has peace
initiatives that will not be final-
ized during the waning days of
his administration.

It would not be inconceivable
if he continued his peacemaking
efforts under the umbrella of the
United Nations.

It is not rare for retiring heads
of state to continue their careers
with the United Nations. Such
examples would include Mary
Robinson (former President of

living president of Ireland) as the UN High Com-

for Human Rights, and
Rudolphus Lubbers (former
Prime Minister of the Nether-
lands) as the UN High Commis-
sioner for Refugees.

Clinton has at least three
areas that could use his diplomat-
ic skills — the Middle East,
Northern Ireland, and the Kore-
an peninsula. Conflicts in Africa.
Asia, South America, and Eastern
Europe could garner his atten-

the United States.

It is highly
doubtful tliat he
I will follow the
les of Ford, Reagan, and
[1 leading a quiet life,
j fact, being a spouse of the
r U.S. Senator from New
? Clinton a much
r profile than even that of
r {himself a post-presiden-

I peacemaker). J^} "^^ ^^^y *^3St, p^^^^p^ ^^^^

At (hr vrry Clinton will remain title of UN High

I least, Cliiilon will on the edge of the Commissioner

political spotlight if he ^""^ f^'^^'"!,^^-
, , . tives would be

chooses to remain annrnnri>,t^

j edgeofihi' politi-

^ Botiighlifhe ,^. _

[ses to within the Beltway as No matter his

j within the the loyal senate association \vith

I Belfway as the "^ the United

I loyal senal. SpOUSC. Nations. Clinton

spouse However, would stand a



I be unlikely.




appetile tor shaping his legacy.
At 54. hi-' is the youngest for-
r presjd.-nt and will have a
I good 1

■ linage,
vi-r, he will try to avoid
I the shjfduw of the Monica Lewin-
l.ti and he will try differ-
ivnrsin order to clear
nn that account
arr many options avail-
III to do this, the follow-
^Lcnarios the most

. >iillary Rodham Clinton
would most likely be happy if her
philandering spouse went abroad
for a few years.

s close to the Oxford
administration state


good chance of being elected
that entity's Secretary-General
within the next five years. He has
the respect of many of the institu-
tional powers of the United
Nations (i.e., France, the United
Kingdom, Russia, etc.), along
with numerous Third Worid
states, thus making it possible for
him to the first American ever to
hold the top UN post-
No matter what post-presiden-
tial path Clinton chooses to take,
he will always be remembered as
a president who was beset by
scandal, even in the best of

It is this legacy that he will try
to change in the years to come.

Let there be no doubt . . . Bill
Clinton may soon be out of the
White House but he will always

that Un- President will be offered fight to stay in the spotlight
aw'siting professorship. Clinton
has ri-ijorltdiy been looking for a
house in the Oxford area, but
such repuris are vague.

incondly, Clinton may wish to
remain active within the Democ-
ratic Party.

Due to his rabid interest in
politics, it would not be surpris-

Dave Leonard is a senior from
North Carolina majoring in Public
relations. His column runs every
other Vwrsday He can be reached

Dean Negron now dad Negron

Louis LIcht/Staft phptographer
Dennis Negron. associate dean of men, and his wife, Jennifer, show
off the newest addition to their family, Marisa L} neli.

Associate dean and
wife have baby girl
over Christmas break

By Scott Damazo

Dennis Negron, associate dean
of men, and his wife, Jennifer,
became parents over Christmas

Marisa Lynell, was born just
before 7 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2000.

"I delivered heri" Negron said
proudly In what he calls an "awe-
some, yet humbling experience,"
he got the opportunity to play doc-
tor, and deliver his first child.

Jennifer works at Erianger Med-
ical Center and is familiar witli
childbirth procedure, so there were
few surprises.

The only thing we worried
about was if I was going to faint,"
Negron said'. "I don't do well in hos-

He did fine, however, in deliver-
ing a healthy. 71b, 15oz, 20 Vl inch
baby Marisa. "It's an exciting
moment, and a scary moment," he

love Jesus, and there are a lot of
things lo distract her from that,"
Negron said.

SA to hold gong show
at Mid- Winter bash

The Student Association will
host a pajama party and gong show
at the Mid Winter Party Saturday

A fashion show was originally
scheduled for the party, but when it
looked like it wouldn't be done in
time. SA social vice president
Laramie Barber changed plans for
the party.

"Mid-Winter is traditionally
interactive," Barber said. "We want-
ed to provide an environment
where students would not just
watch but get involved."

Tlie pajama party will consist of
races and other miscellaneous
games. A mattress race, slam dunk
competition and other races will be
held on one side of the gym. G;
such as a bungee cord run, human
Oy paper and a moonwalk will be
held simultaneously on the other
side of the gym.

After the pajama party, a gong
show will be held. There are eight
acts so far.

"We should have 10 or U other
people," Barber said.

The Mid-Winter Party will begin
at 9 p.m. at the gym.

Food drive to help Samaritan Center

Ejfort part of Winter Jam
2001 at McKenzie Arena

Hear contemporary Christian artists at Winter
Jam 2001 hosted by Newsong along with Bryan Dun-
can, Annointed, Whisper Loud and Joy Williams, and
donate nonperishable food items to the Love is Feed-
ing Everyone Food Drive.

All food items collected in the LI.EE. Food Drive
will benefit the Samaritan Center's food pantry. Food
products need the most are canned fruits, soups and
meats (tuna), cooking oil, and jams and jellies.

Canned vegetables are not needed at this time.

The Samaritan Center, located in Ooltewah, Tenn.,
is a nonprofit social services agency that provides
emergency assistance with food, rent prescriptions
and utilities for residents of Eastern Hamilton Coun-
ty. The center also holds monthly health events, pro-
vides free counseling, conducts a Stephen Ministry
program and operates a Thrift Shop and the Toy Con-
nection, a used-toy shop, as ministries to the commu-

Winter Jam 2001 will beheld at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Jan. 20, at the McKenzie Arena at the University of
Tennessee, Chattanooga, Admission is S6 at the door.
It is sponsored by CCM Sunday on Sunny 92.3, DM1
Concerts and J103.

• 1 ne :iouuit:iii /illliu myi»»» w ■■— ■


No electricity leaves students
stranded in dorm rooms for iiours

By Mah Mundau.

Power outages durinR finals
week of last semester left doors
locked for residents of Thatcher
South making entrance and exit to
rooms impossible for several

Residents of Tliatcher South
were unable to pass through sever-
al doors that give access to halls on
the four floors, leaving some
locked inside and others locked

Action on the part of lAike Wag-
goner, student dean in 'Iliatcher
Soutli, allowed men from the sec-
ond floor access to their rooms
through the dean's office. The
women on second floor were not as
lucky because their door was
locked. Female residents on third
and fourth floors were able to
enter and exit through a maze of
unlocked doors and stairwells.

Travis Uorecn, men's resident
ini'lhin;; thai Ihcy
rU on hecaiise it's
.liiiion, especially
ilon'l know other

According to Eddie Avant. Can
pus Safely Director, the problei
dial caused the lucked doors an

ir (li)iirs switch lo battery
|) wlu-ii ilic power goes out.
n-r, ill iliis situation, there
iuilli])li- power failures prior

to the main outage that drained the
power from the batteries leaving
weak batteries lo power the

He said that there was enough
power in the batteries to operate
the lockintr m'-chanism but not

1 belie


that nc. MiM inja^TMl ilir sensor.
Tliis pennillL-d llic doui .s lu remain
locked even when the switch
should have unlocked the door.

Avant also mentioned that
under normal circumstances the
batteries are supposed fo last from
four to eifiht hours, llie time lo
fully recharge the batteries is 10
hours. Due to previous outages
there was not sufficient time to
recharge the batteries before they
weakened lo the point during the
main outage.

Another problem that caused
the backup system to fail was that
several doors had been connected
to one battery. Under proper cir-
cunislanccs only one door is sup-
posr-d lo (jpi'rate on its own bal-
lery. A lolal of \^ batteries were
replaced both during and after the
outage, according lo Avant, allow-
ing normal operation after several
hours of frustration.

A request to upgrade the sys-
tem is in progress through the
Rnanciiil administration reports
Av;irii Mr ;i!sfi proposes that there
In ii unr .,\ \\h- end of each
; I loial of three checks

iiclwnrk ui . abk's, and the longer
111!' |ii.w( I niiiained out the small-
er ilic iidwiT circle became.
Because phone lines require
power the first phones to deacti-
vate were in buildings more dis-
tant from Wriglit Hall.

Contributed photo/Volker
Daniel Olson, junior journalism major, uses a flashlight to take his Publication Editing test when the
power wcnl off during exam week before Christmas break.

Faculty leave affects departments

>When one of Southern Adven-
list University's professors is
forced lo leave the area in order to
complete his or her doctorate.
Ihey leave the administration and
Iheir department with a gap to fdl.
Unlike high school, a university
cannot simply find a substitute

Dr. George Babcock. senior
vice-president for Academic
Adminislralion said that there is
I'hers pursuing

Iheir cl<h

■ teachers who
iiaiion have to
wlien situations

approximately S200.OO0 in staff

upgrading". Babcock said. "By
this time, 75% of our faculty will
have doctorates. Some state uni-
versities in this area can't boast

Finding replacements for pro-
fessors on study leave depends on
a few circumstances, such as the
length of their absence. Babcock

"Right now. Denise Michaels,
of the School of Education and
Psychology, is studying, just for
this second semester. She's done
most of it on luT iiwn. she just
needs some lime lo linish up."

Soutlu-iii has W\n-i\ adjunct
teachers to fill in for htr. Babcock

In the School of Business,
Robert Montague left last August
to pursue a doctorate in account-
ing. He is expected lo continue
studying for this degree at the
University of Iowa for the next

three years.

A new professor. Bob Gadd.
was hired to cover Montague's
absence, said Don Van Ornum.
dean of the School of Business
and Management.

Gadd has his Ph.D. in account-
ing, which Van Ornum described
as "very rare." Van Ornum said
that a Ph.D. is very important,
especially since the School of
Business that began a master's
program in 1998.

Out of the nine full-time teach-
ers the School of Business hires.
Van Ornum said that four of them
have their doctorates, and one

"For graduate work a Ph.D. is
reqiiir.-(l. And theoretically, the
mme Ph.D.s ihe better the educa-

StaH photographer/Brittany R
This student purchases books at the Campus Shop during

liursday, January 18, 2001


The Soutliem Accent '

\pple fans drool
)ver new Powerbook

During his keynote speech at
le MacWorld Expo, Steve Jobs
mounced a powerful new Power-
)ok with all the muscle of a desk-
p. The new Powerbook G4 conies
two flavors. 400 or 500 megahertz
ith plenty of built-in goodies. The
ptop is only one inch thick • mak-
g it the thinnest laptop on the
arket, and since it's made from
immercial grade titanium, it only
eighs 5.3 pounds.
The tiny size doesn't come at the
crifice of viewing size. A 15.2-
ch, 1152x768-pbcel resolution dis-
may allows the user to play
mdescreen DVDs at full screen. A

slot-loading DVD player comes
standard, and with its Sve-hour bat-

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