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Volume IX, Issue 1
Raleigh, North Carolina
• Hurricane Andrew swept across Roridt
uid the Gulf of Mexico, Monday, witt
winds of 140 mph and gusts of mph
Andrew is the most powerful hurricane
:o hit Rorida in 60 years. It is respon
dble for 10 deaths and has left 1.3 mil
ion people without electricity. On the
:oast of Louisana, 1.5 milhon people
lave been evacuated and are bracing
hemselves for a visit from Andrew.
• The North CaroUna Red Cross is send
mg disaster-assistance teams to helj
Anelrew’s victims in Roriela.
• Former Democratic presidential nomi
lee Paul Tsongas criticized Presiden
Bush’s economic plan, saying it woule
lurantee “four more years of gridlock’
in Washington. He has yet to embrace
Bill Clinton’s economic program.
• On a campaign stop Monday, Presi
lent Bush proposed a $2 billion a yeai
lackage of new and retooled job training
irograms Monday. He said the monej
would not come from raising taxes.
• Raleigh police were caught off guarc
Saturelay night when 5,000students con
>regated on Brent Reiad for the annua
>ack-to-school party. Party-goers tosssa
Kittles, damaged mailboxes, urinated ir
yrards, and kept residents awake. The
ilaleigh Police department says that thej
will begin blocking Brent Road off or
lig party weekends to curtail people
iirom congregating and partying there.
• The Woody Allen vs. Mia Farrow
:hildcustody battlebeganTuesday. Aller
IS suing Farrow to get custody of theii
children. Satchel, Dylan, and Moses
Allen is romantically linked witl
"arrow’s 21- year -old adopted daugh
“ Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chil
i^eppers has signed with The Gap to be
me of their spokespersons.
• Cal Ripken, Jr., shortstop for the Bal
imore Orioles, signed a $32.5 milUor
5-year contract, making him the highest
laid baseball player in history.
• The Wolfpack football team frorr
"4CSU will play its season opener it
^lew Jersey against Iowa Saturday.
Meredith loses professor and friend
Dr. Jean Jackson
Rebecca J. Murray lived a life
filled with laughter, with delight in
learning and teaching, with friend
ships with her colleagues and espe
cially with her students. Dr. Murray,
Class of 1958, died at her home on
June 6,1992. Those of us fortunate to
have known her feel deeply her ab
the halls of Joyner, eyes twinkling
and inquisitive about our lives, hopes,
Dr. Murray, as her many friends
will testify, brought incredible en
ergy to all of her work — teaching
teachers, encouraging them and chal
lenging them; writing abut Meredith’s
first graduating class, “The Immortal
Ten,” and taking their story to alum
nae chapter meetings, the first Alum
nae college, other gatherings of
people who love Meredith, and even
to the Raleigh community through
Cable Access Television; research
ing and writing about the first 1000
books in the Meredith Library in This
Essential Part , a book published
during the fiftieth anniversary of
Friends of the Library and the Cen
tennial of the College.
We look for her dashing
around the halls of Joyner,
eyes twinkling and inquisi
tive about our lives, hopes
Dr. Murray lived and died in the
house in which she was bom on Wake
Forest Road. Her roots ran deep in
the community of Raleigh—her ser
vice included being Chairman of the
Murray, employed at Meredith for 16 years, was active in Meredith Performs,
Alumnae Association, and tlie Department of Education.
Raleigh Transit Authority and being
a member of the Board of Directors
of Halifax Court. Her roots ran
equally deep here at her Alma Mater.
In addition to being a student and
professor. Dr. Murray was Chairman
of the Education Department from
1977-1982, President of the Friends
of the Library, and Vice President of
Programs for the Alumnae Associa
We will miss her loving pres
ence; we will continue to be guided
by her spirit.
• Point/ Counterpoint
• Orientation 1992
• Volleyball and Tennis
• New Faculty
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