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Volume X, Issue2 September 1,1993 Raleigh. North Carolina
Coneheads visit campus for Raft Debate
photo by Laura Davenpoit
•The Israeli government ap
proved a "broad understaning"
which was worked out with Pal
estine Liberation Organization.
The pian calls for governing the
occupied Gaza Strip and the West
Bank town of Jericho. A written
version of this agreement could
be ratified this week as Israeli
and Palestinian delegations re
sume peace talks in Washington.
• Hurricane Emily reached
Class III status before reaching
Cape Hatteras, N.C.
• Mayoral candidate Tom
Fetzer, who is running on a plat
form of cutting taxes, failed to
pay mwe than $6,000 in 1989
federal income taxes on time.
The IRS filed a tax lien against
his property. Fetzer said he did
not have enough money to pay
his taxes that year.
• The Atianta Braves begin
Uieir second critical NL West
series in a week against the San
Francisco Giants. The Giants lead
the Braves by four games.
•The Toronto Blue Jays re
gained the AL East lead by beat
ing the Oakland Athletics 4-2.
• The battle continues be
tween local CBS affiliate
WRAL'TV and Cablevision of
Raieigh/Durham/ Chapel Hill.
WRAL executives claim they
should be paid for allowing their
shows to be retransmitted on
Cablevision. Cablevision refuses
to pay for shows that are free on
•William W. Crane IV, lead
singer for rock band Ugly Kid
Joe, was charged witii felonious
assault after allegedly urging
10,000 concertgoers to join him
in attacking the security guards.
by Sonya Borders
Opening Convocation Monday
was marked by high attendance. The
first event in this series was the Raft
Debate, which Meredith hopes to
Last year an ad hoc committee
was formed to evaluate the effec
tiveness of convocation and how to
generate student interest. Accord
ing to Dr. Cindy Edwards, modera
tor, this year’s series is an attempt to
meet the interests and suggestions
The Raft Debate opened with
seven Meredith professors stranded
at sea in a sinking sailboat with one
life raft. Each professor had two
minutes to convince the audience
that his or her academic discipline
was the most important, thus en
abling that individual's survival.
Alisa McCollum, junior, at
tended convoc^on because she felt
it combined some of the better pro
fessors and programs at Mereditii
into one exciting event.
Many freshmen enjoyed con
vocation. However, some felt that it
was not necessary to have required
attendance. Windley Peterson,
freshman, said, "I thought it was
OK; especially from what I hadheard
by Kate Stewart
Meredith’s newest competitive
sport got off to a good start this week
as 28 people tried out for the soccer
Tryouts were held Wednesday
through Saturday. Twenty players
were chosen for the team Saturday.
Coach Jose Cornejo said, “I am im
pressed with the level of talent and
skill of those who tried out for the
about previous convocations. I would
have enjoyed it more had it not been
Upon entering Jones Auditorium,
the scene was set with a sailboat that
covered half the stage and its crew of
Dr. Michael Novak, History Depart
ment, Dr. Garry Walton, English De
partment, Dr. Jim Johnson, Business
and Economics Department, Dr. Fran
Page, Music Department, Dr. Vir
ginia Knight, Mathematics Depart
ment, Dr. Julia O'Brien, Religion,and
Dr. David Heining-Boynton.clinging
team.” Cornejo was also pleased with
the number of students who tried out.
Mainly freshmen and sopho
mores tried out for the soccer team.
Most played soccer while in high
Those who tried out for the team
were very enthusiastic. ScottieEustis,
sophomore, said, “I really am ex
cited!" Eustis also said she was im
pressed by the performance of those
who tried out. Eustis added that she
to the sides of the boat for their lives.
Johnson mocked the stereotype
of business majors being dry. He
explained the 'monetary value' of a
Novak, who spoke as the voice
of history, explained how history
encompasses everything from
Chaucer (without the memory lines)
to biology (without the dissection).
Walton, who almost knocked
see CONVOCATION page four
almost did not come to Meredith last
year because Meredith did not have
Coach Cornejo graduated from
Averett College and was an Assis
tant Soccer Coach at North Carolina
State for three years. In addition to
coaching soccer at Meredith, Cornejo
also teaches P.E. at Hale High School.
see SOCCER page five
Soccer gains popularity at Meredith