The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 79, No. 4, Ed. 1, Wednesday, September 5, 1990 Page: 1 of 8
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ABILEWE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSE
ABILENE TX 7S699
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Abilene Christian University
Volumo79 Number 4
Wadrwsday September 5 1990
y Gretchen Schultz
Editor In ChM
Eighty-four freshmen ran for positions on
Iho Students' Association Senate Tuesday
and two ran for Alumni Relations Board
representative said Tara McKnight SA
Marques Nelson won the seat on the
Alumni Relations Board by a 146-106 voto
over Melissa White.
Run-off elections will bo conducted for
the positions on the SA Senate Wednesday
until 5 p.m. in the Ticket Window of the
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Carrollton plays a solo at the Students' Association Beach Bash IV Friday
night. Painted Pony opened for Anything Box a band from California.
By H. Todd Themes
Two students in each on-campus
organization may attend a special leadership
training seminar Sept. 29 in the College of
Biblical Studies Building.
The seminar is sponsored primarily by the
A Gub with the Inter-Social Club Council
Students' Association and Residence
Assistants' Association of ACU as co-
sponsors. Because the seminar is a first for the A
Club the seminar is limited to only 200
people said Nathan Allan A Club vice
president. Otherwise he said things could
Judge Ely relocation
to conclude fall 1991
By Linda Owens
The Judge Ely Boulevard relocation project
is scheduled to be completed by fall of
1991 said Bill Burnett district engineer for
the Texas Department of Highways and
Public Transportation on Friday.
The purpose of the relocation is to make
use of ACU's property cast of the campus
without splitting the campus by a major
"We're not going to mess around with it"
Burnett said. "It should go to contract right
after the first of the year"
Tho Department must rctclve bids in
Austin for the work and then review them
befpre awarding the contract Burnett said.
He said this should bo finished by the end of
February 1991. Actual construction should
start around April 1 he said. The work will
begin in the pasture area while ACU's
spring semester is in session Burnett said.
"Wc hope to connect it with the southern
CB. Barber and Jeff Christian are in the
run-off for class president; Jeremy
Kctchersid and Rick Woolen vico president;
Randy Brown and Jackie Robbins treasurer
and Rence Bradford and Julie Rose
Seven freshmen are in the run-off for Ave
senator positions. They are Christopher
Anderson Shannon Bender Debi Hoskins
Bryan McCaleb Todd Oberle Corbin
Reynolds and Carisso Watson.
Freshmen were required to obtain a
petition from the SA Office and gather 100
signatures from members of the class in
order to be eligible to run for the positions.
The seminar is "pretty much invitation
only" Allan senior biology major from
Kingsland said. It is intended for all clubs
and groups to participate.
"We don't want it to be only for social
dubs" Allan said.
Each club or group on campus is allowed
to send two members to the seminar for $10
each to cover expenses The SA donated
$500 for food for the event.
Those planning on attending the seminar
must return application forms to Dr. Steve
Allison A Club sponsor before Sept. 17.
Students interested in attending the seminar
should ask their club leaders about attending.
Some clubs ore paying for members to go
while other clubs may require a member to
pan of the street before the ntudcnts return
in the fall" he said.
ACU will pay for the $1.2 million project
said Bill Hilton vice president for finance.
The Department caimot deal directly with
ACU; it can only deal with cities and
counties Burnett said. The city of Abilene
serves as the legal go-between for ACU and
the Department he said.
The city essentially gets a brand new
street absolutely free Burnett said.
Hilton said city officials initially were a
"Some people said 'You're working on
an impossible task. It'll never happen'"
Ho said the city government has still been
very cooperative with ACU on the project.
Judge Ely Boulevard will separate the
new baseball field from the rest of the
campus Hilton said.
Will any Wildcat homeruiu Hi cars on the
"No but a lony foul bsii might"
Approximately 330 students voted in
Other students who ran for president are
Cody Carruth Andy Davenport Shayde
Hogue Marques Nelson Glenn Tiinick and
Brian Hughes Chris Leverctt Lyndy
Lovell Rana Magill Emily Mathews
Robbie Miller Brandon Stephens Dan
Stevens and Justin Taliaferro also ran for
The other four students who ran for
secretary are Doug Cochran Misha Frye
Sara Hachigian and Atcsh Zcnjani.
Tract Elliot Jason Hosch Corey
By Orttchen Schuttz
The family of Ryan King joined students
and faculty members Friday in a special
Chapel service devoted to his memory.
Dr. Gary D. McCaleb vice president and
dean of Campus Life told the students they
will experience a variety of moods in
Chapel. "Wo share happy and sad" ho said.
"That's the way it is in a family and that's
die way it Is in this family."
Dr. Jack Reese chairman of the
department of undergraduate Bible set the
tone for Friday's service.
"We will not wallow in despair because
Ryan did not die in despair...But on the other
hand we will not act like this is not a great
loss" he said.
"He died in hope in confidence and in
Christ" Reese said .
King drowned June 26 in Swaziland
Africa after falling six stories from a ledge
over Mantenga Falls. He was participating
in a mission trip led by Jim Reynolds senior
minions major from Fort Worth.
Reynolds said King sat in a field on the
Apple cuts computer costs
By Den Monte
Through the aid of the Higher Education
Purchasing Program HEPP II students
faculty and staff may purchase Apple
computer products at "roughly half price"
said Dr. C.G. Gray vice president for
ACU has on agreement with Apple
Computers Inc. to purchase its products
primarily Macintosh with an educational
"This allows us to sell to faculty staff and
students at greatly discounted prices " Gray
pay his or her own way Allan said. That is
up to the club itself he said.
The seminar "it going to be a great chance
for a cross-section of clubs from all over
campus to get together and learn how to be
better leaders" said Tim Smith senior
accounting major from Austin and treasurer
If the A Club has a successful seminar "it
would be feasible to say that wo could sec
expansion" in future years Allan said.
A Club members hope this seminar
becomes an annual event he said.
The possibilities of expanding seminar
participation "are endless" he said.
The A Club has received much support
from Dr. Gory McCaleb vice president and
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TheorRlcal physicist Vladimir Abaev from Gotchina U.S.S.R. talks with
students at his farewell reception In McKenzio Hall Monday. Abaev has
boon doing pton nuclear research with Dr. Michael Sadler professor of
physics. See Soviet p.5.
Humphcry Joe Oswald Daniel Todd and
Lisa Winans also ran for treasurer.
Other students who ran for senator are
Kat Beckmann Jeff Bonton Allison
Berger Ashlea Berry Craig Bishop Jim
Brown Gabriel Cary and Amy Dukes.
Also running were Yvonne Dutton
Julianne Flatt Landen Fredrick Candaco
Harrold Sara Hcaly Jason Hcintz Jennifer
Hill Shawna Hill and Scott Hinshaw.
John Keyscr JJ. King Tammy Prewitt
Jeff Speed Johnalhan Stiles Lisa Stroup
Daniel Trousselle Angle West Jcni White
and Melissa White also ran for senator
evening of June 25 gazing at the stars with
a friend. Ho said King told his friend that if
there was ever a time to go home to Jesus
and get a new body "it is now."
"Ryan had lost his physical footing on
that rock but his spiritual footing was
stronger than ever" Reynolds said.
Other students who had been in Africa
with King led the devotional. Rick Sanborn
senior Bibleyouth ministry major from
Abilene led the prayer and Ty Lovell senior
Bibleyouth ministry major from Hurst led
the singing at the assembly.
Lovell said that even though King's
friends and family missed him people in
Africa missed him too.
"Ryan's life was a song to God" Lovell
said. "I want to sing some of the songs that
Ryan lived." Lovell asked the assembly to
stand and sing "My Hope is Built on
Nothing Less" in memory of King.
Reynolds read a passage from a paper
King had written in one of his classes last
year. He then said he believed that if Ryan
could say something today he would say
"Who would you choose to live for? I have
chosen God and look at me now."
"Apple has always had an educational
discount" said James Longford coordinator
of educational computing. "We've been able
to get a better one by buying in large
With the middleman eliminated. Gray
said the group purchasing program acts like
a wholesale operation. The program allows
the university to buy directly from Apple
and pass the savings to the individual buyer.
The products however are serviced
locally by C.H. Love and Company Inc. on
Apple-authorized higher education dealer.
Langford said the emphasis on the
See HEPP D Page 4
dean of campus life and the Students'
Those speaking and teaching classes at the
seminar include Jane Ann Varner Beard
lawyer and member of the Highland Church
of Christ; R. Randall Onstcad Jr. chief
operating officer of Randall's Foods Inc. and
deacon and co-founder of the First Colony
Church of Christ in Sugar Land; and
McCaleb who also will speak of his
experience as mayor of Abilene.
Also speaking are Monty Turtle youth and
family minister at the Decatur Church of
Christ; Judi Eager chairwoman of Abileno's
Eating Disorders Task Force; and Nancy
Miller 18-year executive director of
Christian Homes of Abilene.
Amnesty International p.7
Al's first meeting will be Thursday.
Members plan to wrEto a prisoner of
Middle East p.3
Perspectives on the crisis In the
Persian Gulf from a Kuwaiti student
and a resident Middle East scholar.
ACU opens season on a sour note
falling 45-14 to the Angelo State
Mass. law cracks down
on library offenders
BOSTON (AP) Drop the novel.
Step away from the car. You're under
arrest for having an overdue library
Starting on Thursday your overduo
books could land you in police custody.
A law signed by Gov. Michael S.
Dukakis in June would allow tho arrest
of library scoffiaws if they have received
notice that their books aro 30 days
The law also raises the maximum fine
for an overdue book from $50 to $500.
Although the law makes no mention of
a jail sentence for an overdue book it
allows for up to five years in prison and
a fine of $25000 for tho theft of library
property worth more than $250.
Computer skills aid
NEW YORK (AP) Teachers with
computer skills arc turning their
classrooms into models of education
reform tailoring lessons to meet
students' individual needs in subjects
from French to science a new study
The first-of-its-klnd survey of 608
computer-sawy teachers in 576 schools
across the country found that many have
learned ways to individualize lessons and
teach more sophisticated material using
The survey released Monday by the
Bank Street College of Education's
Center for Technology in Education
found teachers using computers in ways
that go far beyond the usual drill-and-practice.
CDF sites day-care
laws as main hazard
WASHINGTON (AP) The
Children's Defense Fund says lax day-
care laws in too many states amount to
an inexcusable failure to protect the
health and safety of the nation's
A report issued Monday by the private
organization urged support for legislation
?:nding in Congress that would provide
1.75 billion in federal funds for child
care require states to develop minimum
requirements expand tax credits for low-
income working families and guaraif
parents the right to make unannounced
The fund said its national survey of
child-care centers and day-core homes
found that 13 states fail to require that
children in day care be immunized
against childhood diseases and 22 states
do not require periodic fire drills.
Banking study shows
few minority executives
WASHINGTON (AP) A study
commissioned by the chairman of tho
House Banking Committee found that
the Federal Reserve has only a handful
of women or minorities serving in top
Despite a 1977 law requiring diversity
of membership and public participation
on the Fed boards consumers labor
unions small business executives and
farmers have littlo representation
according to the committee staff report
ordered by Rep. Henry B. Gonzales D-
Texas. Two-thirds of the board of directors
for each of the 12 regional Fed banks are
elected by commercial banks in each
area that belongs to the Fed system.
The other one-third of the directors are
appointed by the seven-member Federal
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