The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 87, No. 35, Ed. 1, Wednesday, February 10, 1999 Page: 1 of 8
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Off-campus computer users must use ft
new telephone number for ACU Internet
Users may also stay connected longer
according to recent changes by Information
Technology and Academic Computing.
New modem lines and plans to install
Ethernet connections are expected to
Improve Internet access for students and fac-
ulty. The installations are a joint project by
Information Technology and Academic
Computing with assistance from Team 35.
The new modem lines operate twice as
fast as the older modems and are available
for off-campus staff and faculty. The new
number for off-campus connections is 690-
4196. On-campus people wilt have to access
the old modems at Ext. 4000. After Feb. 17
the older access numbers for both on-cant-pus
and off-campus users will no longer
"The new modems were added to meet
the growing demand for modem service over
the past two years" said Bob Nevill manag-
er of Computer and Network Services at
Because of the extension change comput-
er scripts used to connect to the campus line
will need to be changed Nevill said.
Computer scripts are flies that help a
computer run a task. Scripts are sometimes
used to help a computer connect to an Inter-
net service provider.
However off-campus connections will
require no scripts because of the differences
in hardware and software on each server.
Because of the increased number of
modems users will be allocated three hours
of connection time instead of the previous
two. The lines can hold about 30 connec-
tions at once.
Although students on campus will have to
deal with the older modems for now they
will be able to have Ethernet connection
which provides much faster connection with
access to student and faculty servers fall
1999. An Ethernet connection acts similar to
a modem connection except for it has
increased speed can be continually active
and needs no phone line.
MA student will be able to plug in their
computer and be on the network" said Wes
Wltemeyer lab manager for the Adams Cen-
ter for Teaching Excellence.
The Ethernet service will be available for
all on-campus housing except Shcrrod Resi-
dential Park and some apartments in Uni-
versity Park Witemeyer said. Students must
purchase their own Ethernet card from a
school or commercial vendor.
About 70 percent of on-campus housing
has an Ethernet connection and 30 percent
of those are active said Ralph Chapman lab
monitor for Team 55 and senior missions
major from Kcrman Calif.
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li-FARTtSAN Issue: Kristlna Campus College Democrats president and senior political science major from Dallas and Mike
Smith College Republicans president and junior broadcast journalism major from Levelland reflect the Senate's and the nation's
rift concerning President Clinton's impeachment
The End is Near
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Campus rtf Itcts as trial
moves toward expected
Senate vote at week's end
Students continue to debate the issues sur-
rounding President Clintons impeachment trial as
the proceedings draw to a close.
Many students agree that Clinton will probably
be acquitted but not all of them agree about what
the verdict should be and what should happen to
the president afterward.
Closing arguments began Monday in the case
against Clintori. At this time the senators in favor
of convicting the president lack the necessary
votes to do so said Dr David Dillman associate
professor of political science.
Both the outcome and the possible conse-
quences for the president after the trial arc central
Christina Stoddard junior political science
major from Longview will more than likely not get
the verdict she said she wants from the proceed-
ings: removal from office. She would like to see
Clinton get a fair trial without any party biases.
However she said he will not be removed from
office despite the fact he is guilty and should be
removed in her opinion.
"If the president can get away with perjury why
cant I?" Stoddard asked. "Why are there other
people sitting in jail for it?"
Brad McCall senior political science major from
Albuquerque N.M. said he would like to see
enough senators undertake what he called the
"very brave act" of convicting the president.
However he recognizes that it probably will not
happen because with the trial drawing to a close
many of the senators have already made up their
If the senators votes to acquit they could move
to censure or formally punish the president.
One possible term of the censure could be gar-
nishing Clintons pension.
However exact terms of the potential censure
remain unclear at this time.
Kristina Campos president of the College
Democrats said censure is the best move for the
Senate to make.
"I don't know if the things they are trying him
for are impeachable or not" Campos senior polit-
ical science major frbm Dallas said.
Dillman agreed and said there Is no way to be
certain If the Senate will have enough votes to cen-
sure the president.
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Story by Michael Hagerty
Campus Store works to accomodate student needs
From textbooks to salsa the Campus Store is
making an attempt to meet students' needs and
bring itself into the next millennium.
The store lias made clianges this year inside
and out. In an effort to market more to students
the store lias rearranged inventory to be more
convenient for students
Anthony Williams manager of the Campus
Store has been working at there for alntost two
"One thing I noticed when I got here was the
store was not organized" WWlams said "ACU
has a beautiful campus and a proud heritage
and things tliat are a part of ACU need to be
consistent with that image."
During the summer of 1997 the store
rearranged merchandise for convenience with a
Things that are
a part of ACU
need to be consistent
with that image.
- Anthony Williams
strategy said Williams.
Textbooks school supplies and clothes are
tire main three items the store seHc All of these
items have a convenient area and students
know where they are because of new signs and
easy access as they browse through the store
The store has also added a larger food area to
give students more selection.
"I went to 10 different convenience stores
and looked at the best ones and then made a
macro model from that information" Williams
Another problem with the store was the color
scheme because the old colors in the store did
not go with the school colors Williams said.
"We used to have a hunter green maroon
and beige" Williams said. "That would have
been all right if those were our school colors."
Knights how out
of Sing Song again
For the second straight year the
Knights mens social club will not
be performing in Sing Song.
Jimmy Buchanan senior ac-
counting and finance major from
Abilene said the club will not be
performing because of a shortage
of member participation.
Buchanan said last year the club
did not participate because they
were not prepared by the due date.
"There just weren't enough peo-
ple to participate this year" said
Buchanan Knights president.
Brent Pennington assistant
Buchanan said. "If we could have
used them this year we would
have had enough."
The Knights had to drop out of
the program last year because
their theme which had originally
been approved was turned down
- after members had made Ideas
for costumes and songs.
LcighAnn Hell director of stu-
dent entertainment said the num-
ber of Sing' Song participants
required for each act Is 30.
Along with having too few.par-
tidpants the Knights also did not
have a theme ready by the Septem-
ber deadline Hell said.
"We have to know by Septem-
ThQ start of the new club caused
the Knights automatically to have
fewer active members.
- Brent Pennington
dean of students said Knights has
decreased in 'size because several
members of the club broke away
and formed the new organization
Sigma Chi Alpha last year.
"Sigma Chi Alpha became a
social club this past summer"
Pennington said. "The start of the
new club caused the Knights
automatically to have fewer active
Pennington said the Knights
were not being kept out of Sing
Song because of any disciplinary
Buchanan said that in the past
the Knights social club lias been
allowed to use freshmen in their
act to reach the number for Sing
Song eligibility. This year they
"In previous years we could
have a number of freshmen"
ber" Heil said. "We cant risk not
Heil said the topics must be
turned in by September because of
the cost of musical arrangements.
She said last year one club
dropped out just before Sing Song
causing money to be lost. '
"Every arrangement costs about
$200" Heil said. "If a club decides
not to participate late into the
spring semester that money is
David Branscum junior graphic
design major from Austin said the
loss of the members to the new
club had an effect on the number
"I think we've definitely been
hurtj" Branscum said. "We lost
about 30 percent of our club
which caused our numbers to be
Conference to view
The sixth annual Economic
Outlook Conference for Taylor
County will be conducted
Wednesday at the Teague Special
The economic conference is a
business-oriented meeting offering
an overall view of the economy to
help others know which business-
es are flourishing and which ones
Three economic specialists will
be giving a complete outlook of
the economys past present and
future including Dr. Thomas Kim
one of the leading economists of
the state; Scott Dueser president
and CEO of the First National
Bank in Abilene and special
rker Dr. Steven Magee nation-
known economist from the
University of Texas.
"I predict the Texas economy
will grow by 2.5 percent over
1998 and the Abilene economy
will grow by 2 percent over 1998"
said Kim visiting professor of eco-
nomics in residence at ACU.
At the conference Kim is pre-
senting changes in the Texas econ-
omy Abilene economy and specif-
ically the Taylor County economy
that occurred in 1998.
He was quoted by the Dallas
Morning News on Sunday as being
one of the top three economists of
the state for two straight years
Kim says that the Abilene ccoh
omy is doing well.
Of course this is only because
the townVi resources are diversi-
fied said Dueser.
Dueser is the new speaker this
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