:ompiled by Addie Tschamler
star, hosted a luncheon in Char
lotte Monday sponsored by his
charitable foundation that raises
moneyforneedy children. Origi
nally based in Chicago, the
organiation recently expanded
its presence in the Carolinas.
The Michael Jordan Founda
tion donates money to charities
such as the North Carolina Cit
ies in Schools, the Boys' and
Girls' Clubs and Livingstone Col
lege, a histoically black school
•A toddler in Jackson, Miss,
accidentally tripped an anti
crime motion detector in his
living room and was shot to
death by his stepmother, who
told police she mistook the
three-year-old for a burglar.
Jonathan Hicks’ death was ruled
•Robert Palmer, a
Whitewater figure, pleaded
guilty Monday to falsifying ap
praisals of real estate projects
financed by a Little Rock sav
ings and loan whose owner had
finacial ties to President Clinton.
•The storage facility for NC
State’s university-generated haz
ardous waste replaced a chicken
coop where several environ
mental violations were found
two years ago. The university
decided to build the new Envi
ronmental Health and Safety
Center off Sullivan Drive after
violations were discovered at
the converted chicken barn
where for years NCSU stored
Aqua Angels make a splash into the holidays
by Clarity Lucas
The Aqua Angels brought Christ
mas cheer to a packed audience during
their holiday performance Hark the
Herald Angels Swim last week.
The swimmers presented five rou
tines to a variety of Christmas music
Wed., Nov. 30, at 6 p.m.
“1 had a great time. It was a different
way to start the Christmas season, ” said
Molly Shepherd, junior.
Before each performance in front
of the Christmas Card setting, the swim
mers sent out Christmas wishes of
peace, hope, love and joy to the audi
Jennifer Collins and Nina Crawford
were the first to jump in and get the
program started. They rocked the pool
with presentation setto Christmas songs
like “Rockin’ Around the Christmas
Tree” by Ronnie Spector and Darlene
Loveand “Please ComeHomeforChrist-
mas” sung by Jon Bon Jovi.
Jennifer Allen, Amy Fisher and
Michelle DeCruy made waves with their
routine to old favorites like Gene Autry’s
“Here Comes Santa Claus” and Eartha
Kitt’s “Santa Baby.”
JoAnna Grubbs and Perri Sutton
made a big splash with their perfor
mance to John Cougar Mellencamp’s “I
saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.”
10) Don't accept a free ticket
on US Air.
9) Don't let grandma drink the
8) Don't sit on Santa's lap If
his "Ho Ho Hos" seem too
7) It is not wise to ice the roof.
The reindeer union will sue!
6) Never approach an elf with
5) Don't leave Snackwell's
cookies out for Santa...I heard
those ladies have guns.
4)Don't send fruitcake to Thad
(He'll serve it in the Dining
3) Look out for the plug when
you water your tree.
2) Watch out for the Grinch.
He's loose on campus, and
he's got a badge.
1) Don't forget to fasten your
and I were thrilled that the perfor
mance was such a great success,”
Lisa Bond, Ali Sindelir and Carol
White had the audience wishing for a
white Christmas as they swam to
“Sleigh Ride” by Amy Grant and Randy
Travis’ “Jingle Bell Rock.’
To wrap up the program. Crystal
McLamb glided through the water ac
companied by Sting’s “Gabriel’s Mes
sage” andBob Seger’s “The Little Drum
Marie Archambault who helped to
choreograph this piece was unable to
swim in the program due to illness.
All of the Aqua Angels who per
formed in the synchronized swimming
presentation assisted in choreograph
ing their routines.
The swimmers wore holiday bath
ing suits in Christmas colors that
complimented their individual perfor
“I thought the music they chose
and the suits they wore helped to get
the audience in the Christmas spirit,”
said Megan Schmidt.
The Aqua Angels began preparing
for this program the first week of
school. They divided into groups and
picked out the music for the perfor
mance. The swimmers spent three
hours a week practicing skills and
working on the choreography for the
“I was very pleas ed with the variety
of choreography and exceptionally
pleased with the attendance of stu
dents and family,” said Aqua Angels
Advisor Carol Brown.
The Aqua Angels are planning an
other performance in the spring.
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