Volume 32, Issue 21
Follow the rainbow
•nd the gold bricks today.
See p. 17
a new band?
Audrey Ball Band rolls
through Lighthouse Bar
See p. 21
^^ball looks to bounce
March 17, 2005
If It matters to you, it matters to The Pendulum.
Fire damages neighborhood home
A house fire caused up to $50,000
of damage and killed a German
Shepherd and cat on Monday.
The house, located on 420 E.
Lebanon Ave., caught on fire
around 3 p.m. The fire was deemed
accidental. One woman was in the
house at the time, but got out safely.
She also lives with her son who was
not in the house at the time. The
dog and cat died because of smoke
‘We were very lucky because
with the amount of heat and smoke
in the house, it would not have
taken long for the woman to be
injured,” said Eddie King, Elon fire
King said the exact cause of the
fire has not been determined, but no
foul play was involved. “She (the
occupant of the house) is a smoker,
it could have been a discarded ciga
rette, but we really haven’t been
family has insurance so the house is
repairable. King said the university
has plans around the area, but King
is not sure if the owner will sell the
house because it has been in tehf
family for some time.
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Laura Hals / Photo Editor
Damage caused by the fire is repairable and no people were hurt
house was worth $200,000. The When a fire is called into 911, the
call is directed to the Graham emer
gency center. After the Graham
center processes the information,
the center dispatches to the Elon fire
station. After the local fire station is
dispatched, they can get to any fire
in Elon in less than a minute. King
Contact Krista Naposki at pen-
email@example.com or 278-7247.
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Basirico named the permanent dean
of international relations programs
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Basirico describes his vision as
nothing radical. He hopes to increase
^TlfSirico was named the il'Jademic rigor of the study
Lany Basinc program and to expand the
new Internationa p g semester abroad programs. “I want
Monday. member of the to add new winter semester study
Basirico beg^ as a^^^^ programs proposed by facul-
^:!rw«"the interim d^ «y -d to develop new semester
of international programs in 2004
after Bill Rich retired-
Maldng the transition from.nte
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able to make long term
long term relationships.
abroad affiliations,” Basirico said.
New semester abroad programs
that will be available next year
include trips to Hiedelberg,
Germany; Beijing, China; and an
exchange program ' with Korea.
There will also be winter term study
abroad trips to China as well. Work
is underway for an affiliation with
vmw. elon. edu/pendulum
Students that live within a 10-
minute walking distance will not be
allowed to drive to school next year
during class hours.
The campus transportation and
traffic planning committee formed a
proposal that during peak hours 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through
Fridays, students would have to find
other methods to get to and ft-om
The campus transportation and
traffic planning committee is made
up of Campus Police and Security
Chief Chuck Gantos, Dean of
Student life Smith Jackson, biology
professor Sandy Seidel, assistant
dean of students Jeff Stein, Assistant
Director of Residence Life Brian
Webb and SGA president Chris
Morse. The committee met for over
a year to form a revising piirking
“You’re a member of a bigger
community, you have to be consider
ate of others,” said Seidel.
Since 1997, parking space num-,
bers have more than doubled. In
1997, 1,591 spjirking spaces were
available, while this year 3,296 were
available. Smith said there just
aren’t many places left to add park
ing. They considered making a
parking garage but the cost would
increase tuition more so.
The committee would like to cre-
See DEAN p, 4 See OFF CAMPUS p, 5