Meredith Herald Volume IX, Issue 19 February 17,1993 Raleigh, North Carolina NeHs Brii'Cs « 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 worker training. «*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 fight scene. •«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 day. ••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 su^cts. "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 success. 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 ontheirhallsorintheirrooms. Others 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 campus. 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. Inside I hi' UcrahL.. I*imiiL( fiiinfcT|)ii i\l dcbate.s Open Hoilsi policy • Preview of Toys in the Attic • Re' k u III (jIciiuimkI Grill

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