Meredith Herald Volume IX, Issue 6 September 30,1992 Raleigh, North Carolina News Briefs • Senator A1 Gore spoke to students at East Carolina Uni- ^^ersity Monday urging them to lelp change the United States. • Texas billionaire Ross Perot will announce Thursday whether 3r not he will re-enter the presi- lential race. His decision to re- mter the race will be up to his t'olunteers and supporters, ac- :ording to Perot. • Traffic was backed up for niles Sunday afternoon on a stretch of 185/40 in Alamance md Guilford Counties. 72 ve- licles were involved in at least 3 accidents. 16 people were xeated at hospitals for minor in- uries. • Escaped murderer Glenn idward Jacobs remained atlarge Fuesday. He escaped Friday in Eastern Raleigh by kicking out Jie windown of a van which was aken him back to Central Prison, fhis was his second escape. • A Pakistani jet crashed in 4epal killing all 167 abroad. One American was among the pas sengers killed. • A 12-year-old Mississippi )oy has filed suit to divorce his parents, evidently prompted by he success of the Gregory jngsly case. • The “new” New Yorker ap- 3eared on newsstands Monday. It is the first edition under the lew leadership of Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair. • Hillary Clinton, wife of Bill linton, the Democratic Presi- Jential candidate, was in Raleigh fuesday. She held a round-table Jiscussion with area campus lewspaper editors. Hillary Clinton stresses the college student vote by Traci Latta and Tracey Rawls Hillary Clinton set forth her agenda for education and family values at a round-table discussion with editors from local college and university newspapers Tuesday at North Carolina State University (NCSU). "The way I see it, my life is half over..., but you are the ftiture," said Clinton. According to the Arkan sas democrat, persons between the ages of 18 to 24 years have lowest voter turnout rate. She stressed the importance of voting among col lege-age students as it impact the present as well as the ftiture. She also addressed the future of education and women in the workforce. "Choices may change, and women will find themselves in the workplace personally prepared. These educational choices will make it possible for women to do what they need and want to do," the Democrat said. Clinton went on to say that as first lady her primary focus would be a message of change in domes- photo by Chris Hondros Hillary Clinton fields a question from a college-student editor while Joe Johnson moderates the discussion. tic policies. "I want to be the voice of children," said Clinton. As a college student, Clinton be came a child advocate through her work with legal-service groups. Clinton said: "Family values need to have a backbone of economic policy. The Republican family platform is a false debate that needs to be supported with more than just rhetoric. It’s sad that the Republicans attack Bill and me, instead of the future," she said. If she becomes first lady, Clinton wants to break away from the tradi tional role. She pictures a day when the role is not gender-specific. Representatives were present from the Meredith Herald, Technician, Duke Chronicle, The Daily Tar Heel, Peace Times, State Critic, and Cam pus Echo. Security responds to student concerns by Frances Pate In last week’s issue, there was a letter to the editor about a Meredith student’s concerns about security on campus and an experience she had dealing with them. In response to the letter. Chief Dan Shattuck said he is very concerned about the bad reports he has received con cerning “his men” and always tries to find out what’s going on. If something “wrong” hap pens, he said he wants to be the first to know. Shattuck added that secu rity officers are well-trained on how they should conduct themsel ves and are told what procedures they should follow. Shattuck said, "It is hard to get people to do what you want them to do. Everyone has their own method of doing things.” He said he would strive to make sure the security offic ers did their jobs well, and more im portantly, properly. Responding to the article last week, Shattuck explained what he thought the problem was. He said that stu dents often have to wait a few minutes for a security officer because there are only three security officials on cam pus during after-curfew hours. Ac cording to Shattuck, one stays in the gate house, one mans Vann and Brewer, and the other is responsible for the “riding rink” parking lot, the International House, Poteat, Heilman, and Barefoot. During “peak” times a guard may be expected to let in five or six students at different locations and see them all safely to their dorms. Shattuck said a security officer, during these hours, runs a tight sched ule and can’t afford to wait at one particular door. Shattuck said five minutes is a reasonable amount of time for a student to be expected to get from her car to her dorm, give or take a couple of minutes. If a student is late getting to the dorm, the security person is forced to leave another stu dent waiting elsewhere. “Unfortu nately,” Shattuck said “We can’t be everywhere at all times." In response to security escorts from parking lots, Shattuck said a student waiting for an escort should wait in their car for a few minutes, with their headlights on, and security will come. Because the “liability is too great,” Shattuck said students can not be carried to or from their dorms. Shattuck and his staff are doing their best, but we “girls are going to have to be more responsible for [our] own security.”

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