Volume DC, Issue 22
Raleigh, North Carolina
••Tlie blizzard of 1993 has been
termed the worst of the century.
Ute death toll now stands at 171.
There are estimates of millions of
dollars in damage R) southern oops.
An insurance company estimated
that insured damages would ex
ceed $800 million. In North Caro
lina, twenty-four people are still
missing in the Great Smoky Moun
tains. Gov. Jim Hunt has declared a
state of disaster in 40 counties.
••Attorneys representing Crae
Pridgen Jr., who says he was beaten
by Marines ourside a gay bar Jan.
30, plan to file suit seeking mon
etary damages against the suspects.
••The prosecution in the Rodney
King beating trial concluded its
case against four white officers
Monday. Testimony from final
witnesses suggested a cover-up of
brutality that began with the fu^
••TTie University of North Caro
lina at Chapel Hill basketball coach
Dean Smith was named 1993 ACC
coach of tiie year Monday by the
Associated Press. Smith received
64 of the 101 votes.
••Georgia Tech defeated UNC
Sunday, 77-75, to win the ACC
••In NCAA tournament play,
Duke will play Southern Illinois
Thursday, UNC will play ECU
Thursday and Wake Forest Uni*
versity will play UT>Chattanooga
••Bobby Hurley, senior point
guard for Duke, was named to the
1992-93 AP All-America first team
Monday.-Eric Montross, junior
center for UNC, and Rodney
Rogers, junior forward for Wake
Forest, were named to the second
Increased participation anticipated in student elections
by Tracey Rawls
Campus-wide and class elections
shouldbe more competitive this year
as a[!^roximateIy 70peo(de attended
election workshops, according to
Jill Barlow, Elections Board chair.
. "It looks like we will have good
competition this year, expecially in
the major offices - like SGA Presi
"The workshops went well. We
had good attendance. There was also
great diversity -- there were some old
and new faces," Barlow said.
Barlow was not sure how many
people have filed since filing for cam
pus-wide elections ends Friday.
Last year several candidates ran
unopposed. Jennifer Hartig, SGA
president, ran unopposed last year."
My experience has been that an elec
tions involving more than one candi
date are much more exciting for both
the candidates and their constituents,"
Barlow is excited about this cam
paign since there are so many issues
being discussednow. "I will be inter
ested to see how issues like Open
House will be handled by the candi
dates," she said.
Campus Elections Speeches:
Monday, March 22,10 a.m..
Class Electiojis Speeches:
Monday, March 29,7:15 at class
Alumna to give concert at Meredith
by Jean Jackson
Meredith alumna Margaret
Simmons is a funny woman. She
has a great sense of humor and an
infectious laugh. She regularly guf
faws at her own foibles and those of
herfriendS; And on Thursday, March
1S, 8 p.m. in Carswell Concert Hall,
concertgoers will hear that laughter
translated into the accompaniment
for a group of songs by twentieth-
century composer Lee Hoiby. One
of those songs, “Jabberwocky,” has
been programmed especially for
Meredith because of the college’s
longstanding delight in Alice in
Wonderland. Of course, the audi
ence will also hear the serious side
of Simmons when she returns to
Meredith as pianist for Dr. Jeanine
Simmons was a frequent per
former on Meredith stages when
she was a student (1961-65). In ad
dition to being a solo performer,
Simmons discovered a keen interest
in accompanying when she began
playing for Meredith’s Ensemble
under the direction of long-time
Meredith faculty member Beatrice
Simmons attended Florida State
University following her Meredith
graduation and received a Master of
Music with an emphasis in theory. For
ten years she taught a Campbell Uni
versity before returning to graduate
study at the University of Elinois.
There she earned a Master of
Music in Accompanying. Then
she returned to Campbell and
became a part-time coach/ac
companist at Meredith. Since
1977, she has been coach/accom
panist for Southern Dlinois Uni
versity at Carbondale where she
is an Associate Professor of
Music and Director of Voice.
Wagner has just won the Mu
Phi Epsilon International Com
petition; in addition to a cash
award, she will spend two years
giving concerts throughout the
United States and Canada.
Wagner is an Associate Profes
sor of Music at SIU where she teaches
voice and has been Director of the
Marjorie Lawrence Opera Theater. A
frequent soloist, she has been a re
gional winner of the Metropolitan
Opera auditions, finalist in the
Pavarotti competition, and finalist in
the Mae Whitaker competition.
at SIU and her D.M. A. from the Uni
versity of Illinois.
This fall, Simmons and Wagner
spent a month giving concerts and
master classes at the Latvian Acad
emy of Music in Riga.
The Thursday evening concert at
Meredith, free and open to the pub
lic, will include songs by Mozart,
Debussy, Wolf, Tosti and Hoiby with
arias by Verdi and Bernstein.