Hourly workers laid off by ITT may be stuck with lower paying Jobs
RALEIGH — Three hundred hourly workers laid off by ITT Telecom will probably
have a great deal of trouble finding work in electronics manufacturing and may have to
settle for lower wages. James McMahan, head of the Raleigh office of Employment
Security said that manufacturing employment is at a low ebb. The layoffs have caused
many problems for the workers and have many of the laid off force considering moving
in order to fmd jobs. ' •
Challengo’ tragedy causes NASA to do painful soul searching
WASHINGTON — The tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger has caused
NASA, one of the most glamorous of federal bureaucracies, to do some painful soul
searching about how and why the launch of the shuttle ended in the fiery death of the
seven astronauts aboard and destruction of the billion dollar ship. There has been some
speculation as to whether or not NASA had reason to believe that one of the solid
rocket boosters was flawed and that low temperatures may have added to the problem.
The space agency seems headed for rough times as the commission investigating the dis
aster probes these questions.
Johnson & Johnson to stop manufacturing capsules
NEW JERSEY — Because they cannot guarantee their safety, Johnson & Johnson
will abandon over the counter capsule medicines. The decision came after deliberation
when a New York woman died of cyanide poisoning from a Tylenol capsule. Officials
from Johnson & Johnson urged consumers to switch to the caplet or tablet forms of the
drug. Officials said caplets and tablets cannot be tampered with because they are solid
and any poison would break down the medicine.
Material contributed from various media sources by Rene Folds.
... from Meredith
The Meredith dating game
On Feb. 13, Meredith hosted its own version of the popular
television game show. The Dating Game, co-sponsored by
Bragaw Dorm at N.C. State University.
Connie Bates, a freshman at Meredith, asked questions to
three Bragaw bachelors. The bachelor she chose is CKase
Elizabeth Hornthal Willett, a junior at N.C. State majoring in chemical engineering.
And how does Bates feel about the upcoming date?
“It is sort of awkward since we don't know anything about each other."
The two have talked on the telephone a few times and plan to go on their date after
spring break. Bates said.
“I don’t want a relationship. Pm just looking for a good time."
After the females were questioned, Elizabeth Hornthal. a Meredith sophomore, was
the “lucky winner" chosen by James Kennedy, a N.C. State senior.
They have planned their date for next week. Hornthal said “He seems real nice." She
also said, “I think it will be fun. However, I*m not looking for a long-lasting
Each couple won a dinner at T.K. Tripps and two tickets to see a movie.
French play to be performed
The 2fth Century French Literature Class will be performing the play Le Malenten-
dei March 20-21 at 7:00 p.m. in Carswell Auditorium. Professors Comeaux and Winz
are assisting with the production. Admission is free.
Upcoming Spanish club activities
The following Spanish club events have been announced:
March 12 — The film Controlling Interest: The World of the Multinational Corpora
tions, Joyner Lounge.
March 17-21 — Foreign Language Week.
March 18 — The play Sin Querer, 7:00 p.m. Carswell Auditorium.
March 19 — The movie Carmen, 7:00 p.m. Cate Center.
March 26 — Dr. Debbie Jacobs. William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, will
speak on “From Bawdy House to Cabaret: The Evolution of the Tango as an Expres
sion of Argentine Popular Culture," in Joyner Lounge.
Meredith Is valentine dance
Weatherspoon Gym was the site for Meredith’s Valentine
Dance on Thursday, Feb. 13. With lights dimmed and music fil
ling the air, Meredith students were destined to have a good
time — for love was in the air, wasn’t it?.
The mixer was co-sponsored by RHA at Meredith and
Bragaw Dorm at N.C. State University. The dance was the
location of the first annual Dating Game and Best Lips Contest.
Nan Henry Nan Henry, a Meredith junior, was chosen as having the
“Best Lips." Nan could not be reached for comment. She received $20.00 for having the
best lips at Meredith.
Voting for Class Doll, Class Gift, and Outstanding Seniors will be held during lunch
(11:00>1:00) and dinner (4:40>6:00) hours in Belk Dining Hall starting Mon., March 10
until Thurs., March 13. Those seniors selected for Who’s Who arc not eligible to be
The Senior Class will also sponsor the Tandi Temple sweater sale on Monday and
Tuesday, March 17-18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge of Cate Center.
Tandi will have winter sweaters on sale and new sweater styles for spring and summer.
The next Senior Class Meeting will be Wed., March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in 1st Heilman
parlor. The April 2nd meeting has been cancelled.
Teacher of year speaks at Meredith
The Barber Science Club and the SNCAE held a joint meeting Wed., Feb. 12, 1986
at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel Commons room. Mr. Philip Dail was the speaker.
Mr. Dale was named 1984'85 North Carolina Teacher of the Year. He spoke about
the needs and problems of public educators, particularly in North Carolina. After the
meeting, refreshments were served and students were given a chance to talk individually
with Mr. Dail.
... and other Campuses
The electric stun gun is gaining popularity with Ohio State U. students, especially
among women, as a deterrent to crime. Police say the stun gun is popular because Mace
hasn’t proved effective, and self-defense classes take too much time from a student’s
schedule. Nova Technologies, the gun's manufacturer, promotes it as a non-lethal
defense weapon that is easy to use and carry.
Music is more thrilling than sex to college students majoring in music, according to a
survey by a Stanford U. researcher. The study, published in the December issue of Ps\'-
chology Today, found that 86% of the music majors questioned reported getting thrills
from music, while only 70% felt the same way about sex. Respondents also found a
good movie, beauty in nature and art. physical contact with another person and a cli
mactic moment in an opera more thrilling than sex.
Student held a “drink-in" at Columbia U. to flout a new rule forbidding drinking on
campus. The New York state drinking age rose from 19 to 21 in December, 1985. “This
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is an issue everyone can get together on, liberal or conservative," one student said. “Eve
ryone likes to drink and party."
Career-oriented courses may be dangerous to your career, according to a new study
by the Illinois State Board of Higher Education. The study found that students who
choose career-oriented courses over a broad education in liberal arts and sciences run
the risk of having their skills made quickly obsolete by changes in technology and social
conditions. The study also found that Illinois college students often enroll in select
courses to avoid those with difficult reading and writing requirements.
Refusing to pay for a $700 meal card will gel a U. of Maryland sophomore booted
out of her residence hall. The student refuses to pay for the required meal card because
she is a devout Buddhist and eats mostly tofu, soy milk and other food not offered pn
campus. UM has informed her it is cancelling her residence hall contract.