North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XXIV, Number 17
Informing the Elon College Community
February 18, 1999
Race and abortion issues
page 3
SGA Election special:
The Candidates
pages 6-7
A look at law enforcement:
Elon and beyond
pages 12-13
Billy Joel concert in
Winston-Salem reviewed
Spring Sports Preview:
Women’s Tennis,
Men's Gk)lf
pages 22-23
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SGA holding
elections next week
Carrie Lancos
The Pendulum
The Student Government As
sociation (SGA) will hold elections
for the 1999-2000 executives and
Senate members Monday, Feb. 22
and Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. on the first floor of Moseley
Students have eight candi
dates for executive positions and
19 candidates for Senate positions
to choose from in this year’s elec
“We struck a good balance
between returning SGA members
and new blood,” Jeff Angel, SGA
Executive Treasurer and Elections
Committee chair, said.
Although the executive vice-
president and executive secretary
races are uncontested this year, the
executive treasurer and executive
president races have three candi
dates each.
This year’s executive presi
dential race will be highlighted by a
televised debate between candidates
Jude Dooley, John Gardner and
Corbie Meadows which will be
shown Sunday, Feb. 21 on Elon
Student Television.
The candidates will be asked
four or five questions and will be
given 60-90 seconds to respond to
each one.
“With three candidates, we
want to make it a campaign of is
sues, not a popularity contest,”
Angel said.
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“We have Jude, who is very
pro-residence life, we have Corbie,
who has a lot of experience and has
held several posts in the Senate, and
we have John, who has done some
impressive things within the Sen
ate,” SGA Executive President
Mark Richter said.
“The voters should look care
fully at the three candidates,” he
said. “Each candidate brings a dif
ferent viewpoint and each candi
date is capable of doing good things
for the Student Government Asso
In the executive treasurer race,
the last-minute entry of Kendra
Freeland and the decision made by
Jim Crotts to pull out of the execu
tive president race and join the run
for treasurer added competition for
established candidate Josh Phoebus.
“We need a competent indi
vidual to serve in this position,”
Richter said.
Crotts’ decision to switch
from the executive president race to
the executive treasurer race was
explained in an open letter to The
Pendulum as his want to “provide
the student body with an experi
enced and dedicated leader in the
handling of the SGA’s financial
“I was happy to see Jim re
main a candidate,” Richter said.
“We’re happy to see his decision to
run for treasurer.”
see ELECTIONS, page 5
Amy Weldon of Phi Mu sorority cheers for the
new girls at the 1999 Sorority Bid Circle held Feb.
13 at East Gym. For more pictures from Bid Day,
see the Photo Essay on page 21.
Elon hosts N.C. Student Legislature
Jessica Vitak
The Pendulum
Elon College will be hosting
the North Carolina Student Legis
lature Interim Council Saturday,
Feb. 20 in the Long buildii.^
The North Carolina Student
Legislature (NCSL) is the oldest
active student legislature organiza
tion in the country.
The program allows students
to express their ideas on current
local and national issues, and over
40 percent of ideas proposed by the
NCSL have become law.
NCSL alumni include Sena
tors Jesse Jackson and Robert Mor
gan, governors Jim Hunt and Bob
Scott, and U.S. District Attorney
Sam Currin.
Elon is hoping that this Coun
cil will be the first step in forming a
firm relationship with the 23 other
North Carolina schools involved in
the NCSL program and becoming
active in the state’s legislature.
Travis Suber, president of the
NCSL, remarked, “This is a time of
rebuilding at Elon because the pro
gram has been inactive for the past
two years.”
“We want to build up the
NCSL delegation by delegation.
school by school, starting with Elon
Beginning at 9 a.m., the con
ference will offer Elon students the
chance to participate in mock gov
ernment and debate over resolu
tions and bills.
Free breakfast will also be
provided in Long for all those who
John Barnhill, the Assistant
to the Dean of Students, will speak
at the Council and there will also he
a special presentation made in honor
of Black History Month.
see NCSL, page 5

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