Volume X, Issue 4 September 16,1993 Raleigh, North Carolina
Class of 1997 elects officers
• lYesidcnl Clinion signed the
North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA) Tuesday.
He invited former Presidents
Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and
George Bush to help him pro
mote a pact that has alienated him
from other Democrats.
• RejK'esentatives of Israel and
the Palestine Liberation Organi
zation overcame 30 years of
bloody animosity Monday by
signing a framework for peace on
the White House South Lawn.
The Declaration of Principles es
tablishes Palestinian self-rule in
the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip
and West Bank town of Jericho.
• A British couple traveling
near Tallahassee, Fla., was at
tacked early Tuesday morning.
The man was killed. The woman
remains in critical condition, This
is the ninth attack on foreignersin
Florida since October.
• Raymond Burr, the lawyer
in the long-running Perry Mason
series, died of cancer. He was 76.
• Forbes magazine released
their annual list of the 40 richest
stars. Oprah Winfrey came in first
place with $98 million. Jurassic
Park director Steven Speilburg
came in second with $72 million.
• Clemson’s Memorial Sta
dium was chosen Monday as the
first-year home for a proposed
Charlotte NFL franchise. The
school will receive roughly $3
million for rental of the 81,473-
• Belk Hudson Leggett will
open a store at Northgate Mall in
Durham. Next year the mall plans
to add 175,299 square feet. When
completed, the mall will cover
about 627,000 square feet.
• Pete Sampras defeated
Cedric Pioline in the finals of the
US Open, 6-4,6-4,6-3.
by Christina Peoples
Freshmen elections speeches were
held in Jones Auditorium Monday.
There was a fair amount of participa
tion from the people running for of
fice; however, the interest in student
government on the part of the student
body was not present. Perhaps attend
ing the elections speeches should be a
requirement so that people will be
aware of issues before they vote.
Ashley Cooper, Elections Board
Chair, said, “There was a good voter
turnout, but I was displeased with the
number of freshmen who ran for of
For the office of president five
students gave enthusiastic speeches
about change, involvement and unity.
Kerrie Fitzgerald used her name to list
her qualifications for office. She said
she had knowledge, effort, responsi
bility, reassurance, individual and en
thusiasm to make this year count for
“Stepinto success and vote forthe
cool dame with the unique name,”
was Kristye Koontz’s slogan. She and
some friends entertained us with an
Addams family rendition about her
personality and dedication.
Karen Jones talked of change in
the form of change machines. Big Sis/
photo by Praoces Pate
Amber Beach«m, freshman, spoke
atmut leadership and dedicaton in her
vice presidential speech.
Lil’ Sis program improvements and
campus beautification. She also men
tioned that she really wanted to get
involved because as acommuter cam
pus activites are harder to take advan
“I want to be the pilot for the trip
we are going to take together,” said
Ashley Parr inher guardian angel cos
tume. Parr noted that the key to suc
cess in the year ahead was to have
unity in the class.
Jonna Anderson did notlist her
past qualifications because she said,
“This is a new beginning.”
Tamara McHeruy ran for the of
fice of vice [Resident and gave her
speechinconjuction withJorma. "^ey
both spoke of change in the freshmen
year and gave needed enthusiasm.
Amber Beacham spoke of her
leadership ability, dedication and abil
ity to work with others while Collyn
Evans roused the freshmen to show
Meredith what needs to be done and
how to do it in her vice presidential
Making a big mark on Meredith
with different ideas from the whole
class was the subject of Adrian
Harrold’s speech for VP.
Amanda Austin and Vittoria
Trojer ran for secretary. Austin wanted
to insure that everyone felt they could
come to her with any SGA problems.
“I’ve got a pencil and paper so stand
back and watch me take notes,” said
secretarial candidate Trojer.
see ELECTONS page seven
Inside the Herald
• Soccer results
• Review of Scent
of a Woman
Freshmen Class Officers
Carolyn Gail Parnell
Gina Michelle Bullock
Summer Burnett, Janel! Perry
Hillary West, Meredith Russell