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Volume IX, Issue 15
Raleigh, North Carolina
•The United States and the Al
lied forces launched another attack
on Iraq Monday. Tliis was the third
attack in six days. Bush adminis
tration said the next military move
will be planned by President-elect
•William JeffersonClinton will
be inaugurated today as the 42nd
president of the United States.
• A Washington Post-ABC
News Poll found that 53% of those
surveyed were either "excited" or
"optimistic" about the Clinton ad
ministration. Forty-five percent
said they were either "concerned"
or "scared." The survey also found
that Bush leaves ofQce more popu
lar than anytime in nearly two years.
• The Dallas Cowboys and
theBuffalo Bills will square offSun-
day, Jan. 31, in Super Bowl XXVIl.
Kickoff is 6:18 p.m. EST. Dallas is
favored to win by 7.
•Comedian George Bums turns
97 today. He celebrated over the
weekend by performing at Caesars
Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. He
said he plans to be in show business
"until I’m the last one left."
•The Duke Blue Devils played
back-to-back games last weekend.
Duke defeated Iowa 65-56 and lost
to Virginia 77-69. In the recent AP
Top 25 Poll, North Carolina was
third, Duke sixth, Virginia elev
enth and Georgia Tech sixteenth.
♦After prolonged uncertainty
and media-hype, NBC decided to
keep Jay Leno as host of the To
night Show with David Letterman
leaving the network to take over
CBS’11:30p.m. time-slotin direct
competidon with Leno.
Campus prepares for magic of
Religious Emphasis Week
by Amy Sbepard
Religious Emphasis Week
(REW) is always an exciting time of
the year. This year’s REW will con
tinue this traditOD of excitement.
David Gairard will be leading us in
a “magical” week of services and
activities beginning Monday.
Garrard was inspired by his fa
ther, a minister in Atlanta, when he
performed a simple trick with an
egg and a handkerchief He built on
his interest throughout the years by
attending meetings of the Georgia
Magic Club and by frequently visit
ing a specialized magic shop.
As his interest grew, so did his
contacts. He learned slight-of-hand
tricks from Atlanta magician Cal
Tooles, larger illusions from Abb
Dickson, and showmanship and pre
sentation from Felix Snipes.
David Garrard, magician, will be
featured during Religious Emphasis
After Garrard earned his Master
of Divinity from Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Louisville,
Kenmcky, in 1978, he cominued K>
live there with his wife (and some
times assistant), Stephanie, and their
children, Claire and Tyler.
Garrard is now a successful ma
gician. He has been performing in
America since 1969 and has also
performed in Europe, the Bahamas
and Bermuda. He is a member of the
International Brotherhood of Magi
cians, the Society of American Ma
gicians and the Louisville Magic
You can see Garrard as he shows
us how to worship God through magic
on Monday.lO a.m., Tuesday, 7:30
p.m., and Wednesday,10 a.m. You
will also have a chance for a lun
cheon dialogue with Garrard at noon
onMonday,Jan. 25, in the President’s
Dining Room. Don’t miss these ex
Students address cultural diversity,
question campus policies at forum
by Kate Stewart
A forum on cultural diversity at
Meredith was held last Thursday in
The purpose of the forum was
to promote discussion about diver
sity on campus and to address the
concerns of the student body about
The forum was led by Rhonda
Smith, Jennifer Hartig and Nadia
Ali. Hartig saidshe was very pleased
with the number of people who at
tended the forum, especially (he fac
ulty members. Hartigalsosaidthere
is a lot more to be done on this issue
and added that the leaders of the
forum will try to use the information
they gained from it and may plan
One of the first topics discussed
was the presence of many diverse
groups at Meredith and how the needs
of those groups are being met. Ques
tions varied widely as to how the school
was meeting the needs of groups such
as gay students, international students,
and senior citizens.
Some other questions raised dealt
with the lack of diversity among the
Meredith faculty and with how the
academic curriculm often does not
address ethnic issues. A forum par
ticipant observed that Meredith has
tried to recruit minority faculty mem
bers but with little success. As for the
curriculum, another participant noted
that adding diversity to the course
selection requires a lot of extra effort
by professors, especially since pub
lishers do not help the faculty find
see FORUM page seven
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