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March 29,2000 • theSeahawk
Sundayt April znd!
Make plans to join us this Sunday, April
2nd, for our monthly luncheon for
college students. It will be after our
11:00 morning worship service,
so plan to eat around 12:15.
COME MEET NEw ihtlENDS!
Jesus said, “I am come that they
might have life, and that they might have
it more abundantly.”
Got questions about life? Does
God seem a million miles away?
Need someone to bounce things off
of? Email us at
God loves you and so do we!!
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Jason Mears, Minister of Students
802 North College Rood
Wilmington, NC 28405
Just 1.5 Miles North of
UNCW on the right
9:45 a.m. College Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Worship Celebration
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship
7:00 p.m. Powerhouse
(Midwttli Praise, froyet, omI lestinmiy)
Clocktower loan paid off,
construction starts this week
by THOMAS M. RUYLE
A $35,000 loan to the Millennium
Clocktower Committee has been repaid
to the Student Government Association
(SGA) nearly one month ahead of sched
ule. Construction on the clocktower,
which is the Senior class project, is
slated to begin this week.
The SGA made the loan to the
clocktower project in December, along
with a $15,000 gift, with the stipulation
that the loan would be paid back by the
end of the school year.
Senior class President Shane
Fernando, who has led efforts to get lo
cal sponsorship for the $150,000 tower,
was very pleased at exceeding the
fundraising goal and repaying the loan
ahead of schedule.
“We’ve gone quite over our goal.
We’re deciding what to do with (the ex
cess),” he said.
The committee had expected much of
the funding to come from large corpo
rate donations. That’s not the way it
worked out, however.
“The surprising thing was our largest
gift out of $87,000 was $3.000 bv Gen
Couiiesy ol Shane Fena.'Wo
A recent photo of the clocktower
while under construction in Cincin
eral Motors. This has been completely
done by small gifts,” he said.
SGA Treasurer Ryan Burton was im
pressed that the goal was exceeded so
“As far as I know, he’s still taking in
some revenue. It (the excess) will prob
ably roll over into the next senior class
project next year,” he said.
The 50-foot tower will be constructed
in the area in front of Morton Hall and
Randall Library, with a formal dedica
tion slated for May 12.
Ad insert challenging the
Holocaust sparks debate
WINSTON-SALEM (AP) - An adver-
tisingnnsert in Wake Forest University’s
student newspaper that challenges con
ventional Holocaust history has drawn
campus criticism and requests for
changes in the way the paper handles
The advertising staff of the “Old Gold
and Black” agreed to include a pamphlet
insert called “The Revisionist” in
Thursday’s paper. The pamphlet’s pub
lisher, Bradley R. Smith, says that the
number of Jews killed was significantly
less than the figure of more than 6 mil
lion Jews used by mainstream historians.
“No one denies that the Jewish catas
trophe during World War II was one of
many, but the idea that there was a state
program for the mass murder of all Eu
ropean Jews on the basis of the evidence
is stupid,” he said March 17 from his San
Wake Forest’s student paper is one of
only four across the country to have ac
cepted Smith’s ad so far. Smith said.
Several members of the Wake Forest
community find Smith’s arguments hard
Julie Eling, the president of Hillel, the
Jewish student association, read “The
Revisionist” within hours after she re
turned from a trip to Israel.
“There’s a lot of pain that it was pub
lished, and that it was published with
out prior knowledge _ so that we had a
chance to respond at the same time the
publication came out. A lot of schools
have chosen that option.”
Criticism of the weekly newspaper's
decision was not confined to the small
Jewish community on campus.
Several students, such as freshman
Matt Emkey, said they had not read the
pamphlet, but were offended by its
“A campus newspaper is not obli
gated to print inflammatory and offen
sive propaganda,” Emkey said.
Laura O’Conner, the newspaper’s
business manager, defended her deci
sion to run the insert on First Amend
“I don’t agree with Bradley Smith
and his stances. However, I did feel that
‘The Revisionist’ was not blatantly of
fensive, and if it was I wouldn’t have
allowed it in the paper,” she said.
The editor of the student paper, Brian
Schiller, said he hoped the insert would
foster discussion on campus about anti-