November 2,1994 Campus News 5 Cafeteria staff serves up laughter by Addie Tschatnler •All 68 people on board American Eagle Flight 4184 were killed Monday when the plane crashed and burned in Roselawn, Ind. The twin-engme commuter plane was awaiting clearance to land at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago when it went down. Apparently, the crash was due to a severe rainstorm, which kept the plane formland ing on time. •The Supreme Courtagreed to decide whether state schools may refuse to subsidize student- run religious magazines. The University of Virginia student group said it is being singled out unfairiy. The deci sion, experted by July, could clarily whether tax dollars can be used to advance religious purposes. •Southeastern Baptist Theo logical Seminary, which re mained when Wake Forest College left for Winston-Salem in 1956, will begin offering two- and four-year religion degrees. The campus may also grow as enrollment will begin to in crease slowly. This spring about two dozen undergraduates will join the 900 or so seminary stu dents already enrolled at South eastern. • The South Carolina search for the two missing boys, 3- year-old Michael and 14-month- old Alex, has been called off. Sheriff Howard Wells of Union County began talks with offi cials from the FBI and the S.C. State Law Enforcement Divi sion to reconsider strategy. by Melissa Cloer Every day of the week at exact times we know that a hot meal is awaiting us. Belk Dining Hall offers xis a variety of options to choose from, such as Cafe Features, Grille Worits, Salad Garden, Kettle Classics, and the Deli Comer. As we go through the cafeteria lines, we do not really pay much atten tion to those who s6rve us. However, the staff members are very interesting people to get to know. It is amazing how long many of them have been serving Meredith stu dents and feculty and enjoy doing so. During my interview with many of them I learned a lot about them, and when I ate lunch that day, I felt like I was eating in a place among caring people. Molly Singletary has been working at Meredith since 1973 and loves the Meredith traditions like Cornhuskin’ and making Thanksgiving dinners. Before coming to Meredith she was a cook in a hospital in Adanta, Ga. Singletary’s most embarrassing moment was when she fell on the caf eteria floor in front of everyone. Linda Taylor came to work at Meredith 25 years ago when her hus band was the first food service direc tor. Taylor worked with ARA at Lime stone College in South Carolina prior to working at Meredith. One year at Cornhuskin' they used her voice to announce the $1 menu, Taylor said. One cafeteria worker was once cooking boiled eggs and had forgotten to turn on the steamer, so when he put them out, to his amazement, they were raw. Who was this staff member? It was Paul Jones, who came to Meredith 14 years ago, because it was work in his field. Some of Mr. Jones’ prior jobs include being a truck driver, collecting money for companies, and working for a food company. Bill Kazda, who has only been woik- ing at Meredith for a month and a half, saw the job as an opportunity to get back into the campus food service, to move south, and to get back into a college area. Kazda worited in restaurants, ho tels, and for University Food Service before coming to Meredith. Even though Kazda has only been here for a short period of time, he has had an embarrassing moment — he once dropped a whole cart of trays. Donald Jones came to work at Meredith right out of school, 20 years have been woriung here for four years. They both saw a job opening and de cided to go for it. White said he"...jumped on it.” Working at the News and Observer ago. Noel Custer also came to Meredith out of college. Custer has been at Meredith as part of the cafeteria staff since Jan. 10 of this year. Custer previously was a restaurant manager in Atlanta, Ga., did his intern ship in Colorado, and worked at Holi day Inn in Miami Beach, Fla. Custer said “working with Dave Oakley" was something he really enjoyed. Elouise Dixon was assembling parts before she came to work at Meredith threeyearsago. Dixon wanted to come and work at Meredith because “it was something different. ” Dixon says one of the funniest things about being part of the staff is working with Kazda. Charlie White and DeLoris Eaten phtot by Jan Seate/Laura Ross was a previous job of White’s. White believes the funniest thing that has happened since he has been here was when there was a going away party for someone, and that person got tons of cake thrown in his face. Some additional help from a few “Meredith Angels” helps the cafeteria staff tremendously. The students help from preparing/serving food in the cafeteria to catering. These students are Kyle Hoffman, Melissa Hubbard, L. Jingy, Ashley King, Renee McGuire, Heather McKeithan, Melissa Odem, Anna Ryals, Kristin Stimson, Maria Wright, Claire Evans, Tiffany Privette, Beveriy Whaley and Jennifer Moore. The entire dedicated cafeteria staff is a big part of our everyday lives. Without them, we could all starve. It's Cornhuskin' time!!! • Get Excited! • Attend Class Meetings! • Attend Class for Points! • Show Class Spirit! • Make Noise! • Save Pennies! • Be Positive! • Big Sis/Lil' Sis Fun! • HaU Raids! November 3 at 4:30 p.m. I I I I I I I I I I J

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