Volume IX, Issue 19
Raleigh, North Carolina
« Monday night President
Clinton acknowledged that he wiU
have to increase taxes on the middle
class •• those making less than
$100,000. Inaten-minute televised
speech from the Oval Office,
Clinton said he has woiked hard
but cannot coroe up with a tax plan
that will ^)are the middle class. He
said that 70 percent of the tax in
crease will be "shouldered" by those
who make more than $100,000.
••Gpvemor Jim Hunt urged the
General Assembly Monday to
spend $570 million over the next
two years on (x'Ograms ranging
from better day care to improved
«*iean-Claade Van Damme,
known ibr his recent movie Hard
rarg«r, was in CumberlandCounty
Superior Court to battle a d vil suit.
Jackson "Rock" Knckney alleges
that he was injured during the film
ing of the 1988 movie Cyborg.
Pinckneyclaimstht he was blinded
when Van Damme jabbed him in
the left eye with a sword during a
•«NC State has a two-game win
ning streak going. State defeated
UNC-Greensboro Monday night,
87-65, at Reynolds Coliseum. State
defeated Tennessee, 74-72, Satur
••A second Wal-Mart will be
opening in Raleigh this fall. The
new store will be in Paddington
Station, located at New Hope
Church and Wake Forest roads.
' Spring training opens Friday.
With the new baseball season
comes new faces on many teams.
Doug Drabek and Greg Swindell
return home to Houston. Andre
Dawson left the Chicago Cubs for
the Boston Red Sox. And the At
lanta Braves added Greg Maddux
to their pitching team.
Cash stolen from Balloon Gallery
over Valentine's v^^eekend
by Amity Brown
About $160 in cash was stolen
from the Meredith Entertainment
Association (MEA) Balloon Gal
lery this weekend, according to
Sterrie Lane, MEA president
Lane said tiie money was noticed
missing Sunday afternoon when the
Balloon Gallery was opened for
Valentine's Day. A report was filed
with the Raleigh police. There are no
"Anyone who has inftxmation about
the money can contact me the secu
rity office, or whoever stole it can
return the money, and no questions
will be asked." Lane said.
According to Lane, $45 in cash and
several checks were left, and $120
circus tickets was untouched.
"I'm really iq)set since the honor
code is so big at MerecUth. We tendK>
be trusting. Someone has taken ad
vantage of the situation. What upsets
me most is how hard Candace Hagan
and Frances Pate, the Balloon Gal
lery chairs, work, and then for this to
happen. It's discouraging for them
and everyone in MEA." Lane said.
Open House policy discussed at SGA Forum
by Kaie Stew^at
The Student Government Asso
ciation (SGA) held a forum on Oie
proposed Open House policy last
Thursday where students discussed
their opinions of the proposal.
Hie forum was facilitated by Jen
nifer Hartig, SGA president; Karen
Howell, chair of Residence Hall
Board (RHB); and Neasha Bryant,
chair of the Senate.
The forum began with a discus-
sionof 1k)w the need for more week
end activities was brought to the
attention of the SGA during a forum
last year. SGA responded by writ
ing to other schools about their week
end activities and came up with the
first “Meredith Gets Campused”
weekend, which was considered a
Next, the discussion turned to
what is currently being proposed by
the SGA, the RHB and Senate, which
is a temporary Open House Policy
to be put in effect next fall. If
approved, the policy will be tried on
three weekends, and it will involve
activities on campus sponsored by
various campus organizations, as
well as a Sunday afternoon Open
ttouse. "s^nsor^ by RHB, fiom 1-
5p.m. RHB will administer the guide
lines for the policy, and Resident As
sistants (RAs) will monitor activities
those three Sundays.
The policy as it stands has not gone
through the entire approval process.
Student Life will vote onOpen House
February 23. After that, the proposal
may go to the Board of Trustees.
Most of the students’ questions con
cerned Sunday afternoon Open House.
Scong opposition was presented, as
some students felt their privacy would
be invaded if there were men visiting
called Open House a “toe in the door”
issue, saying the policy will extend
beyond just being an event taking place
for four hours on particular Sundays.
The forum facilitators responded
by saying visitors will be required to
sign in and uninvited males will be
asked to leave. Supporters of visita
tion argued they deserve the right to
decide who they can have in their
rooms. Open House supporters also
stressed the policy will allow for more
weekend activities at Meredith, which
may encourage more people to stay on
Hartig, Bryant and Howell asked
students to be open-minded about
the issue since it is atemporary policy.
According to Hartig, the policy will
be reviewed after its trial run next
year before Open House becomes a
permanent policy. A campus-wide
vote may be taken at that time.
Students who have questions about
the Open House Policy can talk to
their Student Life Representatives.
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