The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 78, No. 21, Ed. 1, Friday, November 3, 1989 Page: 1 of 10
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Abilene Christian University
Friday November 3 1999
1 500 students
By Katherlne Potest
About J 500 students are expected to be
on campus Friday Saturday and Sunday
for fall High School Day said Bob
Gomez director of campus services.
Students can register Friday in
McGIothlin Campus Center from 7-11
p.m. Saturday registration is scheduled
from 7:30 a.m.-noon.
Opening assembly will be Saturday at
10:30 a.m. in Moody Coliseum. During
the assembly the ACU cheerleaders will
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Mmtora of th tri-coMega ROTC program Q9m around for a critique of their performance during Field Training
a sand table a scaled-down representation of the terrain Exercises last weekend at Camp Barkely.
Hall Smith to be co-chairmen;
host hostess positions available
By Dana Bell
Co-chairmen for Sing Song 1990 will be
Doug Hall senior finance major from
Lilburn Ga. and Chrystal Smith senior
art major from Piano.
Hall served as a Sing Song executive
committee substitute in 1968 and 1969
and Smith has acted as Sing Song
choreographer for Ko Jo Kal women's
social club for three years.
"Doug and Chrystal are quality people
and I think they are going to do really
well" said Jeff Berryman Sing Song
Berryman said he wants to expand the
production staff this year by adding sever-
al new positions. The stage manager posi-
tion will be "the right arm of the co-
chairmen" be said. Stage manager will be
equal In rank to the house managers.
The co-chairmen have decided to extend
the deadline for applications for house
manager and stage manager because they
felt that too few people were aware of the
deadline Berryman said.
Students interested in these positions
presents changes to SA
Editor In Chief
The Constitution Revision Committee
presented its final suggestions to the Stu-
dents' Association Senate Wednesday at
the weekly SA meeting.
Don Hcycn committee chairman read
each suggested change of the main body of
the constitution and then the Senate
voted on them individually.
Amendments to the constitution must
be passed by a two-thirds vote of the
The committee had recommended that
Article IV Section 2 about the impeach
ment of members state that "Any member
of the Senate failing to meet requirements
as outlined in the by-laws is subject to
removal from office upon approval of
two-thirds of the Senate.
After some discussion the Senate
members voted to change the amendment
to read "Any member of the Senate fail-
ing to meet requirements as outlined in
the by-laws is subject to removal from of-
fice upon three-fourths approval of the
Executive Officers of the Senate."
lead a pep rally for the football game be-
tween ACU and Texas A&I. The game
starts at 2 p.m. and High School Day
visitors will be admitted free by presenting
their name tags.
Registration will be conducted in the
Campus Center so that visitors can get in
formation on admissions and financial aid
planning scholarships and other pre-
college help Gomez said.
A representative from each college will
be in the Campus Center from 9 a.m. I
p.m. to assist In academic planning.
Two campus tours will be conducted
can pick up applications at the Sing Song
office in Room 220 of Zellner Hall. Inter-
views will be conducted Monday from
noon-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. in the Main
Room of the Campus Center.
For the first time a marketing director
will be hired "to come in and sell out Fri-
day night" Berryman said. This position
will create all the marketing strategy for
the show and Berryman said he thinks a
marketing or business major would work
well In this position.
Other new positions this year include
costume designer scenic designer pro-
gram designer production photographer
and advertising sales manager.
This year all production and construc-
tion positions will be selected by inter-
view Berryman said. Some of the con
ttructlon positions available include con-
struction captain and crew.
"We want to surface many new people
who have never been involved with Sing
Song before" Berryman said. "My major
goal Is that we get as much of Sing Song
into the bands of the students as possi-
ble." Berryman said interviews for all the
Senate members voted that the amend-
ment to Article IV Section 3 should state
that In the case of vice president or trea-
surer resigabu- general election will be
conducted Before the amendment the sec-
tion did not include the consequences of a
vice presidential resignation.
In the same section the amendment
stated "If a Committee Chairman resigns
a new Committee Chairman shall be ap-
proved by the President upon approval by
the Senate of the Students' Association.
Senate members voted against the
change that Article V Section 2 Letter C
state that the treasurer of the student body
have completed three years andor 90
hours of academic work before the follow-
ing school year resumes.
Brent McCall sophomore class vice
! (resident presented the Senate with in-
brmation about previous senior and
junior treasurers. He said that out of five
treasurers four were juniors who did a
good job and one was a senior who did not
do a very good job.
Doug Hall SA treasurer; said that he
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to visit campus
between 9:3010:30 a.m. Saturday. The
tour will go through several campus facili-
ties including the computer labs student
newspaper and yearbook offices the
library music facilities science labs and
the Learning Enhancement Center he
A barbecue luncheon will be provided
in the mall area Saturday. Visitors can
purchase tickets for $3.50 per person at
registration. Other meals may be arranged
through the Bean or the Bean Sprout.
Other activities for Saturday include en
tertainment by the drama group Seekers of
production positions except house manag-
er and stage manager will be conducted
Nov. 13 and 14. Applications for these
positions will be available in the Sing
Sing Song host and hostess applications
will be available through noon Monday
and must be turned in by noon Nov. 10.
A list of people eligible for auditions will
be posted later that night.
Auditions are scheduled for Nov. 17
beginning at 6 p.m. in Cullcn
Auditorium. Results will be announced
the evening of the auditions.
A four-minute audition consisting of
portions of at least two or more musical
numbers will be required for the host and
hostess applicants. Requirements also in-
clude knowledge of choreography and
One of Berryman's goals for this year's
Sing Song is to expand the role of the ex-
ecutive committee which consists of the
president and Sing Song director of each
class and club. The executive committee
and co-chairmen meet Sunday 14:30 p.m.
in the Living Room of the Campus Center
to discuM plans for the production.
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Four-year-old Brady Hilton tries to throw a bean bag through tho mouth of a
giant Jack-o'-lantern face during a Halloween fair at Hillcrest Church of Christ
the Word a vocal jazz ensemble and A
Cappella Chorus. A musical salute to the
High School Day visitors will begin at 9
p.m. in Moody Coliseum.
Reg Cox will speak at a devotional
scheduled for 10:15 p.m. Saturday in the
Beauchamp Amphitheater. After the devo-
tional. Refreshments will be served in the
High School Day activities will con-
clude Sunday with a breakfast in the patio
area at Cullcn Auditorium at 7 a.m. and a
worship-communion service inside Cullen
Auditorium from 8-8:30 a.m.
By H. Todd ThomM
A former FBI agent will be coming to
ACU to tell students of his dealings with
Joseph D. Pistone former FBI agent
and author of Donnie Brasco My Life in
the Mafia will speak to students Nov. 15
as a part of "ACU 2000 Report" ACU'a
speaker series for 1989-90 said Sheila
Johnston Major Speakers Committee
Pistone was chosen by Johnston
"basically to give ACU students and
faculty a view of future problems and
perspectives on how to better deal with
the future" said Johnston senior
marketing major from Bedford.
Pistone according to a brochure posed
as a jewel thief and worked undercover
with the Mafia froml976-1981
Pistone's work and testimony brought
more than 200 indictments and more than
100 convictions of mob figures according
to the brochure. His work was" so well
done that the New York Police Depart-
ment had him listed as a member of the
In 1981 he helped to India Mafia
members and was classified as an expert
witness on the Mafia and undercover
operations by U.S. District Courts accor-
ding to the brochure.
Pistone currently is retired from the FBI
but has made "himself available as a con-
sultant to major corporations educational
institutions and law enforcement training
facilities" it stated.
The book Pistone has written was
published in 1988 and was a best seller
according to the brochure.
Pistone's coming b "a great change of
pee from previous years when we had
journalists and entertainers" said Doug
Hall senior accounting major from
One of the goals of the lecture series
Johnston said is to have at least one pre-
sentation that everyone on campus enjoys.
Other speakers currently are being lined
up for later in the year Johnston said.
Students will not be charged to attend
the lecture; however faculty members will
have to pay she said.
The Publicity Committee is trying to
get Pistone a television appearance t&id
Holly Howard committee chairwoman.
The "ACU 2000 Report" logo was
designed by Shea Pruitt senior art major
from Abilene Johnston said.
Pistone will speak Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.in
Hart Auditorium of the College of Biblical
Studies Building she said.
Haunted House p. 10
Frater Sodalis raised almost $4900
from their haunted house last
Young Guns p. 7
Students involved in the tri-college
ROTC program meet for Field Train-
Football p. 5
The Wildcats face their number one
opponent in the Lone Star Con-
ference Texas A&I Saturday.
Quaker Oats asks
for labeling rules
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Quaker
Oats Co. asked Food and Drug Ad-
ministration officials to adopt uniform
labeling guidelines and said food
health claims should be permitted so
consumers can learn of beneficial
But the Texas attorney general's of-
fice embroiled in a legal feud with
Quaker Oats over claims about its ce-
reals argued at a Wednesday public
hearing that such claims should be
Katherine E. Smith vice president
of consumer affairs for Quaker Oats
lashed out at the state for "leading us
toward a DOtentiallv harmful and cer
tainly "costly" iragmeniiiTo'n of the
American marketplace tor looa.
Ford makes offer
for Jaguar PLC
LONDON (AP) - Ford Motor Co.
Thursday made a friendly offer of
$2.5 billion in cash for the struggling
British luxury carmaker Jaguar PLC.
Jaguar which had been negotiating
a deal with General Motors Corp. to
fend off unwanted advances from
Ford said it would recommend that
its shareholders accept Ford's offer of
850 pence a share the equivalent of
$13.35 a share. Shareholders must
approve a takeover by a 75 percent
GM said it was reviewing its op-
tions. The world's biggest automaker
has U.S. regulatory approval to buy
up to 15 percent of Jaguar.
of space mission
SPACE CENTER Houston (AP)
The recently deployed Galileo
probe will rewrite history and
planetary geology books as scientists
learn more about the planet Jupiter
the commander of the Atlantis space
shuttle mission said.
The nuclear-powered probe con-
tinues to operate unerringly and has
traveled nearly 3 million miles space
agency officials said Wednesday.
Galileo deployed about six hours
after Atlantis' liftoff Oct. 18 is ex-
pected to travel 2.4 billion miles be-
fore it reaches Jupiter in six years.
Once it gets there the $1.5 billion
spacecraft is expected to provide the
best and closest look yet at another
planet and provide clues to the origin
of the universe.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
House voted to give the transporta-
tion secretary broad new powers to
stop airline takeovers.
The bill sent to the Senate on a
300-113 vote Wednesday would re-
quire government rejection of any
airline takeover that might affect safe-
ty hinder competition cut a carrier's
size affect jobs or result in foreign
control unless the secretary deter-
mines that the merger or buyout is In
the public interest.
Transportation Secretary Samuel
Skinner has said he doesn't want or
need the new authority and would
recommend a presidential veto. The
vote exceeded the two-thirds margin
that would be needed to override a
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 78, No. 21, Ed. 1, Friday, November 3, 1989, newspaper, November 3, 1989; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101542/m1/1/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.