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Volume XII, Issue 10 Midair collision kills one near -75 An F-1 o chunk landcd in the median ol .R. 70 last '' cck alter lh jet collided ith a inglc-cngine I h pilotl l e \\:I'> killed. SroRr, PAGE 3 ( ompletc with music samples. red roses for the bid der.. and a tough talking ',1(', the e\\ College bachelor auction wa e citing, glamorous. and very prok J iftccn t cw College bachelors '"ere sold at astounding price to frantic hiddcrs trying to outdo each other in the name of charity. contrdnaetl b} ./e. '/ umt!r) SIVR't; P. CE 5 eat dessert f1rst November 22, 2000 Monks bring spirituality and history to campus by Kelly Jones 'l he curious crowd of sn akcrcd Americans gathered as clos as possible to the roped-off mandala table as the Dcprung Loscling Monks began the mandala sand painting, Sunda). ovl'rnher 19. The Opening Ceremony at I p.m. a. the Til ctan Buddhist monk conse crated the area with chant.. mantra recitation and ringi1 ,\n with frtil. fh)\\ r:-.. p'acock feathers and an of and helped transfot m udakoff C ntt.:r into a pa c. At S p.m. the monks held an in cense at tht ba) front. Studenh. teachers, hildrcn. an I even pets c >llcl'lcd behind ( ollcgc !Jail to lisll:n to the monks chant \Vhile the set behind the hay. mall fire was 1 ta can buy Free Tibet T-shirts. brae lets. 1 ing., nags. inccns altar cloth instru ments for medita ion. ro. ewood and :-;andalwood prayer beads. hooks on the Dalai Lama and Ds of sacred temple music. In ltb tan. the construction of the sand mandala i ailed dul-t on kyil-khor meaning "mandata of colored powders.'' '1 he proce: begins with drawing the mandala design on a five-foot platform ""ith a straight-edged ruler, ompa s and whit ink p n. The mandala is an cxactin geom tric pattern of the floor plan of a sacred mansion. painting of the dc. ign is a meticulous procc. s of carefully pourinu sand through metal tunnel. called clzak-pur. ""10\'l\S" PAGH 4 I C-store prices compared with Shell, Dixie Da5;ani water is more expensive than Evian, but Coke provide coolers b) \1ichael ander. on ew C ollcl!,c student. cherish the canpu Convenience Store, known by its abbreviation -store, as a place they can the money the school require th m to buy on items other than prepared food. The Cataly.\t priced do?en ot items at the C-Shell, an I the \J inn-Dixie sup rmarket one and a half miles outh on US. 41, focu -inJ mainly on non-organic items .nat can found at all these stores. 'J he C-tore compare. well to Shell, even a both stores are und rcut by the sup rmarkct. fina Jajo, the supervisor of the C-store, said, "from what I've e n. our price arc competitive.:: to any convenience store," adding that she locks grocery items l ecausl' students request them. ''The !eel thb is their grocery stor >," she sa'd ... It .. still a convctli nee store." Jajo stressed that the ( -s ore charges more becau. cit buysJn small quan tities, and it cannot buy larger quant1tits becaus th 'Y could not store it. 'I here \\Cre a few item that were not comparahle to hell. Most egregious is bolllcd water. Sold nly under the Cocaola corporation's Dasani I rand, a 20 ounce bottle costs 99 and a I lit r bottle hich at 3 '.3 ounce is le. s than double the smaller sizeco t 1.9Q. nlis water costs more than Evian a he I, which in 1.5 liter bottles for 1.99. hphyrhills in size comparahlc to Dasani ell for 30-40% lcs According to Marriott General Mana rcr Jerry Di. on. the Ctore sells the Co corporation water be au t it pro,idcs the cooler from which the tore selh them. He' of the price di..,crcpanc}, and says it '.s b 'CH t:->e the di!->tributor charges for the t'.\O -;izes on different prict: cales. This month the C-storc egan to ell unrefrigeratcd /ephyrhills distill d water by the gallon for ._!!!__ ''C -\/ORE'' PAGE 6 I

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Pr-esident of Peru to re ign Pre"ident Alberto Fujimori, whose 10-year authoritarian rule over Peru has rc ently crumbled due to corruption candal re!-iign d the Pre. idency on Monday. According to Peru's Prime Mini t r. F 1jimori. currently visiting hi: ance:tral homeland of Japan, a ked cond Vice Pre ident Ricardo Marquez to act in hi!; stead a pre ident until pe cia! election are held in April and a new pr sident takes office in July. "President Alberto Fujimori will pre ent his re:-.igna tion ... to Congres. on Monday or Tu at the late t," Prime Mini ter Federico Sal, s commented. Clinton returns from Vietnam trip Returning from hi historic trip to Vietnam, Pre ident Clinton tated that a big welcome" await the united States in the struggling communis nation. c ording to Cli ton, Vietn m is lo king 1 e future with hope an putting wartime bitteme. s behind them. In a peech to the communi!;t country. Clinton aid, "The years of animo. it_ are pa t. Today we have a shared intere t in your and your prosp rity '' Clinton urged Vietnam to open up its economy and orant greater individual fr edoms to its citizens. Despite wariness from Le Kha Phieu, Vietnam' pow rful Communist Party Chief. Clinton called the freedom trend in Vietnam "virtually irrever ible ... and as you can ee in the streets, there is a lot of goodwill toward America here." Air Force One left Ho Chi Minh City loaded down with painting pur es, '>ilks, ;md other items purcha ed by the presi dential entourage on its hi toric journey. Just before his-departure, Clinton told a NEWS OF group of busine leaders, am going home determined to conti nue the partner ship we have for a better future for the people of Vietnam, the people of the United States and all those whom we can reach together. U.S. soldier die in Ko ovo An American soldier serving with NATO led peacekeeper. in Kosovo died of a self-inflicted gun hot wound accord ing to a statement from the U. Military ba e in the providence. 1 ht:. statement. i -ued from Camp Bodt eel, identified the rnan a Pfc. Donald J. Heatherly, 34, of the 503rd \.iilit ry Police Battalion ot fort Bragg, North Carolina. Heatherly \vas a signal support p cialist. H atherly is surv1ved by wife Ae Young. and his daughter arah. ''' 1 his 1 a tragic loss to hi. family and hi!; unit. The death of a soldier is keenly felt by all m mber. of the command,'' commented Brigadier General Denni E. Har<.ly, who com mands American troops in Ko ovo. According to the death i under inve ligation. Suspects in Cole bombing que tjoned In a pos ible sketch emerging from Yemen, the terrorists who attacked a U.S. warship in the port of Aden came from acros the region. inspired by religious hatred, hardened hy conflict, and deter m ined enough to keep at their b loody work. The homhing occurred on October 12 and killed 17 U.S. sailor.. Sources in Yemen clo e to the inve ligation of the bombing ay that authorities have de tained ix men who they believe were key actomplices in the terrorist act. 1 hough many people have been held to date, source aid that the e ix arc described as central player., pos ibly including a main plotter. Interior Minister Mohammed llu :cin Arab said that charges would be referred to the judiciary "in the next fe\ weeks. No charge are being filed until the investigation i complete. Football accident re' eal tumor Freelance photographer Mickey Pfleglcr a lucky man. While pho-E WORLD tographing a Kansa ity Chief gam from the sideline. Pflegler was acciden tally truck by Cluefs tight end Tony Gonzalez. Gonzalez was shoved out of bound and collided with Pflegler, s nding the photographer to the ground, and into a seizure. Pflegler was taken to the hospital and, because of the seizure, given a brain can; the lest revealed a brain tumor. '' omething sho'i cd up, and they weren't ure what it was. But the were concern d enough to check me into th hospttal and do an MRI the next day," said Pflegler. Pflegler \Vill have a biopsy on ovember 30 to di cover whether the tumor is malignant. 'Jortoi e cau e ttaffic accident A Swi, driver crashed head-on with an oncoming bus after being bitten by her pet torloi e, according to poli ce. The woman was travel ing with her two p I tortoise in the pas cnger eat when one b i t her and cau ed her to swerve aero s the road and strike an oncoming bus Miraculously, the only injury incurred by anybody wa. the aforementioned tortoise bite. Police of the northern S\1 iss state of Solothurn, \ h re the accident occurred, said that passengers "of every shape and izc" should be properly restrained in moving vehicles. Bradenton t<' n sues ity ichard L. Garcia, filed suit last week in Circu i t Court, all eging t h at office rs who found him at a 1999 disturhance told him to drive home. He crashed his car minutes later, rupturing his aorta. Garcia's attorney said 1ha1 a police officer put Garcia, then 16, into hi car and forced him to drive away when he wa obviously drunk.. The officer, Robert cmler. did not mention in his report that Garcia \ as dntnk. Semler has since resigned from the departme lt aftet admitting a crack cocaine habit. City of ficials declined comment. Information compiled by Bill Outlaw from the New York 'J imes, the and Reuter November 22, 2000 Spec a report: The election by Ryan McCormick Price, Esq. One of the great American sages once pontificated: [t ain' t over 'til it' over. ll1e American electorate today can only wi h that he were wrong. The pre iden tial election, which was the cau e of uch nail-biting, scat-edge-itting. there-and back-again jubilation and despair on ovember 7 shows no sign of abating as th eleventh month slowly drags towards r hanhgiving and beyond. Caught in an endle. tangle of lawsuits, counter-suits. accusations of electoral fraud and ex tended speeche by numerous Secretaries of State, tate and federal officials seek a way to cut to the heart of the Floridian knot. The first problem with the .tlorida vote aro e on Election ight, when CNN prematurely attributed florida's electoral votes lo Gore by a narro" margin, ba cd on preliminary exit polls. fu; more coun tie reported their results, it was announced that Florida was "too clo e to call," joining a lbt of other tales that slowly dwindled to four as the night dre'i on. I lorida, Iowa, Wi con in and Oregon. ight became an ungodly early hour of morning. nd ometime in the haze of frustration and hope N took it upon th m elve. to declare George W. Bu h the winner of the state of Florida, and thereby the election, by a popular edge in the state of l, 784 votes. Vice President AJ Gore accepted the decision humbly. despite the pamfully do race. in several other tat s and placed hi obligatory co nee son call to Governor Bush. However, Bush's initial celebration wa cut painfully short; the vote count in Florida were still incom plete, and a more countie reported in. continued confusion began to arise over the validity of their count There were questions about lost ballot incomplete polling and mechanical crrot, which cau ed such a furor that Gore redialed Bu.-h to rescind his concession. Chaos reigned. "ELE 110N'' PAGE 7 CATALYST The Cataly.\t is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar.usfedrt/-catalyst/ Geneml Editor Kathryn Dow La out Editor Michael Sanderson Managing Editor Max Campbell Photographer Kelly Jones Adverti ing Coordinator Anna Maria Diaz-Balart Staff Writer.. Ben Ruby, Darren Guild Ryan McCormick Price, f.sq 7.:tk Beck, Zachary Konkol, Bill Oullaw, David Savarc. e The Catalyst is an academic tutorial sponsored by Profe sor Maria Vesp ri. [t is developed in the ew College Publication Office u ing Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpre for PowerMacinto. hand printed at the Bradenton Herald with money provided by the ew College tudent Alliance. Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalvst 5700 Tamiami Tr. Box #75 Sara ota, FL 34243 cutaly t@virtu.sar.u fedu The Catalyst re erves the right to edit ubmis ions for pace, grammar or lyle. Contributions may range in length from 250 to 500 words. Letter to the Editor hould be no more than 250 words. Submis ion should be labeled as either letters to the Editor or contribution and include names and contact information. Submission may be saved to the Catalyst Contribution folder in the on the Public' file server, printed submission may be placed in campu box 75, and all other contributions may b -mailed to catalyst@virtu.sar.usfedu. o anonymou submi ions will be accepted. All submi sion mu t be received by 5:00 p.m. aturday in order to appear in the following week's IS UC. Information about upcom1ng events is welcome throughout the week.

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The __________ __ ws 3 __ November 22, 2000 Collision between jet and Cessna kills pilot in Manatee Co ty by Darren Guild Investigator arc till looking for an w r to what cau cd a fatal airplane crash betw n a small Ce sna and a f-I 6 military fighter jet The two planes collided in mid-air during late afternoon on November 16. not far from ew C liege. The pilot of the mall single engine Cc na. mortgage broker Jacques Oliver -7, <.lied in the incident 'I he pilot of the 116 1ghter jet, aptain Greg Krueder, 31. was able to safely parachule into thick woods. The cra'h ccurred shortlv before 4 p.m. ncar the junction of I-75 am1 1 ivcr it Parkway and spread debris from State Road 70 across Interstate 75 to University Ptrkway. but no motorist rn juries \\Cr' reported. "I \va ridit" mv 1::' b1ke and aH uf a sudden T heard thi whi. !ling noise," conn nted 12-year-old bbie Forest of 'he River Club subdi i sion. Over I 00 military per onal and inv s tigator ru. hed to the crash site and the urrounding neighborhood evidence and looking for due There will be two separate inv of the era h. the lead one bv the ational r ransportation and Safet: Board and the b} Zak Beck I he ew C ollcge Student lliancc held its elections this past Wedne. day. o\ ember and was ho. t to one of the largest \'oter turnouts i 1 ) ears. Different thl:ories ha\ l en proposed to plain the huge participation, uch a. th dr.un.t ot the "real" election the prior Tue da .. Pro. pecti\'c ot "r at time. had to \\.tit for chair pace to opet LIP o that the). t J J, could have thcit voke heard in the d mocratic pr Jcc. The elections d sum to, for the lit. t time. do some re search into the e\v College tudent Allianc The gen raJ apathy that can be found ou campus mutated, if only lur a hort while, into a Jess apathetic, more rock-and-roll kind of tat lot of on-campus b nch talk ha: centered around the candidate. for the NC A pre idency. 1 her was no shortage of debate urrounding th candidates Jeadino up to and following the lection. The co-candjdate Andrew llo sack and Molly Robin on won the lection, defeating current CSA ecretary Titu Jewell. Reactions from tudent w re extremely aried in their sentiment towards the ele tion outcomes. Howe cr, many student found the result to be sati fac tory. Fir t Year Gigi Sham put her re pon e quite eloquently by having. aid ''I felt like Titus would have been a great pre ident, {but till) I feel ew College i in good hand.' other by the Air force. I he two team. are working together to di cover what might have happened. "'1 here is a whole lot of information they can get that can help them det nnine what happened," aid aviation afety conullant Ba!fy Sc.hiff. Ace rding to inve-tigators, they will rely on witt e se and on the angle of lo ations of craps from the plane. Apparently, there" ill I e no of vitne.-ses of the crash. Goller: at the Rosedale Golf and Country lub were torced to duck for cover as d bris from the Ce sna fell onto the earby molorbts and shopper at the ota Outlet Mall had similar e p ri ences. ccordin6 to one resident. a tire fell through her neighbor s roof and landed a few feet away from her neigh bor, who wa sitting on her couch watchinu telcvi ion. Thb is the econd collisiOn of planes to otcur ncar the ara ota-tanatcc bor der in th past eight months. I a t March. t o Ce. snas collided on a ar. sola Bradenton International ition \\ere op n. he l: in-luded tudcnt r llo ation Committe' ats for fir t throunh fourth. ar stud nt 'J h c 1 1nning for the po ilion:-.111 ran unoppo cd. 1 he \\inn 'rs \\Crc Adam River lor the fo rth year pl ilion. Rob Ward for the ccond car po ition, an I mma Jay for the first ) ar po ilion. 1 h third )Car at wa \\On by 'hri. Sabatclli through hi write in campaign. Because of Sabatclli' status a transfer Indent. however. h(. is not cligihl for this position. '1 he A constitution recognize him as on ) a (.) d year, based on contracts attempted at c:w oil ge. Thi re ult in the re 11aining a cant pending presid ntial appointment. The other po ition up for election were tud nt Court Justice The re ponslbility of the office is to int rpret the CSA Con titution in order to decide what right. are permitted a student brought before the urt. 1 he winners of the tlue Justice posilion. were fir:t years Brandon Keene and Thoma Patte on and third-year Adrienne Winney. AJ. o on the ballot were amendment to th A Con t1tution and the NC A Declaration of Independence. The amendment to the 1C A Constitution \ as abl to pr cure lht; two-third major it) \Ole required for it pa he tmendmcnt wa "P ifi Hlly dir ted tb the St.1t men! of Relati nship rh first rticle in th ( .on titutwn \\ hich dictat th mk and regulation of th Student Government in rei:Hion to the tuclcnt )I,)(Jy and other tud 1 t government Thi 'ltnendm nt c me 1n ponsc to th undergoing reorganiza tion of 'C\\ Coli 'ge l1l relation to the Unh rsity Pro ram. 1 he .tmcndmcnts to the Declaration of lndepcn l nee areal rt: lated to the urrent r ... tru turino of rew College. 1 h CSt Ot:claratwn of Independence. a:-, stat d bj the C A v ehsitc. "i a 'lrt:'tty' bet\\een the 1 and the l--Sara ot. tud nt government. which governs how the co ts of certain tudent facilitie are divided between r \V College and the Univ rsity Program each year." \ ith the ongoing debat that have an en a to the hanneL through which 1\ew College mu I pur ue funding of it. tud nl facilities, thi:. document ne ded everal amcndm nts. Of the four amendments which were propos d, tho affecting the th Preamble and Article I, Il, and Ill, all pa ed with a two-third majority. The amendments affecting Article II did not.

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4 The Catalyst FEATURES November 22, 2000 Jessica Archer helps New College break out of the 'Gender Matrix' by Anna Maria Diai-Balart Dressed in black leather, Jessica Archer crept stealth ily down the aisle and onto the stage. Then she dashed into a back room. Then two figures \Vearing black suits and dark glasse entered the room. They were looking for Jessica Archer, wanting to prevent her from escaping the gender matrix. With the audience captivated. Jessica Archer re turned to the stage and proceeded with her interacllve presentation. The dramatic flair of her entrance contin ued throughout the two hours of the presentation that dealt v, ith gender, gender oppression, and gender advo cacy. Held in udakoff Center on r hursday, ovember 16. the presentation was called ''Escaping the Gender Matr.jx.' The event was part entertaining. part in teractive v.orkshop. and part inspirational presentation. De pite the enousness of the subject matter, Archer was able to bring in humor throughout the evening. TI1e presentation began with a vocabulary lesson. gender oppre ion that exi ts in our society. She also demonstrated how that kind of oppre sion permeates so many a peel of peoples' lives. Archer spoke against the binary gender sys tem, say1ng that it rewarded or pun ished people based on their conformity to an idealized gender 1con. Archer also devoted much of the presenta tion to discussing hate and violence, revealing alarming about hale crimes in this country. She also poke poignantly about her own struggle as a transgen dered person. The evening ended with a reception in the Sudakoff Center lobby. Students discussed the presentation over Thai tea and petits fours. There they had the opportunity to pick up a variety of printed information. including pamphlets about Archer's organization. Florida Organization for Gender Equity, (FORGE). Overall, students were very plea ed with the presen tation. It was very well attended, and even though it was very long for ew College standards, most students stayed for the whole time. First-year Catherine St. John, who participated in one of tbe skits said "the active par ticipation got people more excited, intrigued and willing lo listen. Jessica s energy was inspiring.'' The first brave audiencevoluntecrs got up on tage to help illustrate the differences between gender assign ment, gender identity, gender role, gender and transgender. With the ice broken and the audience shar ing some common vocabulary, Archer launched into the rest of her presentation. By the time she asked for more volunteers, people were practically jumping out of their chair A series of interactive skits illustrated the kind of Fir t year Liz Palomo said, "Jessica bas an important mes age. She is an inspirational speaker. This event wa brought to New College by the campus P.R.I.D.E. (People Respecting Individual Differences and Equality) organization. To find out more about the many upcoming P.R.LD.E. events, send inqume to pride@virtu.sar.u f.edu. Also, Jessica Archer's organization FORGE can be reached through their web site at http: // f orge.S m .com. Monks visit NC PAGE 1 /Rubbing a rod agatn!)l the of the chak-pur pro duces gentle vibrations that cause the sand to run out slowly. In its final stage, the mandala will be a vivid work, endlessly intricate and breathtaking in its fine lines of varied color. Then it will be swept away. The monks will carry the remaining sand in a procession to the bay, where it is ceremoniously poured to disperse the healing energies throughout the world. The sand painting tradition began in Buddhist India more than 20,000 years before the migration of native North Americans from Central A ia. For this reason, there are many similarities between the mandalas and the sand paintings of southwest natives, such as the I lopi and l\avajo. This will be the monks' last stop of their 18-month tour. On previous tours the monks of Deprung Loseling have constructed mandala sand paintings m more that thirty orth American cities at sites a distinct as the Field Museum of 'atural llistory, the C "\ center, the Canadian Museum of Ci\'IIization. the Science Museum. the International Children's Festival, the University of California, the Piccok, Spoleto Festival and the Tibetan Freedom Concert. ________________ ___ A ____ __ ...___ __ Theater and Television intersect in 'I Hate Hamlet' by Ben Ruby If you go see the production of I Hate Hamlet, now running at the Asolo the ater, expecting to hear anything bad about Shake peare's famou, tragedy, you will be disappointed. I Hate Hamlet, written by Paul Rudnick and presented at the Asolo by director Pamela Hunt, is a glorification of Hamlet, partially as a dif ficult role which destroys those unfit for the attempt and immortal i7e. those happy few who pass through unscathed. I !lute llamlet also sets up Hamlet as a play that provides an antidote to the crass, greed driven culture of television and the movies. It is a dichotomy that some might find elitist, but not one that makes the play any less amusing or rele vant. The play begins with former soap opera star AndrC\v Rally, played pass ably well by Jay tratton, moving into John Barrymore's former apartment. Rally, whose career as a television doc tor ended when his show was canceled. has come to New York to be a serious actor. Although \'IIC learn that this was his original intention, he is quite horrified when his agent Lillian Troy, played b) Sharon Spelman, informs Rally that he has landed the title role as Hamlet in Shakespeare in the park. Spelman, who plays the German immigrant turned Broadway somebody with aplomb, delivers one of her funniest lines when she speaks about negotiating with Shakespeare in the park over Rally's salary, "They are non-profit, yes? I will make them bleed." Add into the mix Rally' girlfriend, Deirdre McDavey, played by Susan Riley Stevens. McDavey, a perpetually chipper, overly-enthusiastic, 29 year old virgin (much to Rally's comic distress) is absolute I y thrilled that Rail y is pi aying such a significant role. The (ina!, and most important character is the ghost of John Barrymore, whose famous 1922 production of Ilamlet ran for 101 perfor mances. V Craig Heidenreich's Barrymore absolutely makes the play. Heidenreich clearly understood that Barrymore's character was written as larger than life and Heidenreich oblig ingly brings that out. He swaggers and prances gracefully around stage, rolls his R s, addresses the audience, dcl ivers one-liners and \Vorks himself into tower ing rages all without overacting. We soon discover the Barrymore has come to help Rally prepare for the role of J Iamlet. The play dances neatly around any of the larger implications of Barrymore's presence. Some people can see him and some cannot. Rally com plains that his finger does not pas through Barrymore when he touches him and Barrymore exclaims, "I'm a ghost, not a special effect." The play ultimately hinges on Rally's reluctance to tackle the role. His friend from Hollywood, Gary Peter Lefkowitz, played by David Breitbarth, trie to con vince Rally to return to Hollywood, a new t.v. show and bags of money. The play is written to set up a direct choice at the end, Hamlet or television New York or Los Angele high culture or popular culture. Rally's choice is not particularly surprising or interesting, but the idea is worth our attention. In the modern age we have a tendency to democratize cul ture in an attempt to make it universally accessible. Although it might be consid ered eliti t to suggest that Shakespeare in the Park is automatically uperior to something that will be seen by millions nationwide, the idea that there is some thing in theater that is lost on a television screen is not without merit.

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The Catal t ENTERTAINMENT Bachelor auction helps charity by Anna Maria Diaz-Balart No one could have imagined that what started as a passing idea during an R.A. meeting would end up being one of New College most successful student fund raisers. The New College Bachelor auction was put together by alternate R.A. Sam Ozer and held in Palm Court Saturday, November 18 at 10:30 M. Complete with music samples, red roses for the bidders, and a tough talking MC, tile auction was exciting, glamorous and professional. Fifteen New College bachelors were sold at astounding prices to frantic bidders trying to outdo each other in the name of charity. The auction raised money for SPARCC the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center. The bachelors were sold with complete date packages that included dinner and a movie. A host of area restau rants donated the dinners. R.A. Maxine Gomez said that most restaurants were eager to help a good cause. Organizers felt that the combination of a good cause with the unbalanced male to female ratio at New College would guarantee the event's success. However, no one imag ined that the auction would take in an amazing $3,815. Marriott and Ozer, with the assistant of Director of Student Affairs Mark Blaweiss, has yet to be finalized. It is, however, certain, that SPARCC will be getting a great deal of help. All cash bids will be donated as such. Marriott money bids will either come as cash in a one Marriott dollar for one-dollar arrange ment, or as goods and supplies purchased through Tree of Life. The volunteer coorStudent strut their stuff at the Auction. Top: second-year Andrew Hossack, fourth-year Raphael Ribeiro first-year Mateo Duque. Bottom: Second-years Dustin Fridkin and Lauren ONeill, first-year Robert Dixon, third-year Adrienne Winney. dinator for SPARCC has already pro vided a wish list of supplies, so either way the organization will receive all the money rat Ozer said he had anticipated a smaller sum of money being raised. Having al ready planned a similar auction at his high school said he thought that bidding would stop at $100. Everyone was amazed when bachelor started going for over $200. One particular bachelor fetched an amazing $600. By the end of the auction the crowd was in such a buy ing frenzy that the MC, Naomi Shvorin, was even sold. With such high figures, it comes as no surprise that students some times bid more money than they actually had. However, students were heard offer ing the winning bidders some of their own money; everyone wanted to see that 0 raised. When asked about this, Gomez said, "I was happy to see people pulling together to make things work, and getting all the money together." When asked about the auction Ozer said, "I want to thank the students that came, and I am glad that they all had a good time.'' Gomez added, I was happy that for one night apathy disappeared, people helped out and got excited about orne thing." -

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6 The Catalyst NEWS November 22, 2000 Private prisons, other evils addressed during Criminal Justice Forum by Bill Outlaw and David Savarese This past week, New College hosted a student-organized event that discussed the criminal justice system in our country and the changes needed in that system. The event, organized by fourth-year Julia Daniel, was plit into three separate ubjects spread out over three separate days. "College students hould be aware of this issue," Daniel said. "It really involves the larger community." The Criminal Justice Forum included a panel discu sian, where speakers affiliJ ated with various organizations clued the audience in on orne key issues, a show ing of the film Critical Re istance and a dinner pre entation by members of the First Direct Action Coalition and the R2K Legal Collective. Each of the discus ions pertained to growing social such as the prison-industrial complex, tht> ethnic ratios of our prison system, and discriminatory legislation and persecu tion within our country. Wednesday's event was a panel dis cussion highlighting different aspects of the criminal justice system in America. Students and community members alike joined together to deliberate the e con cerns to use in their academic careers and to establish a basis for future activism otiented change. A diverse range of peakers were involved, including Rifa Lucey, an affiliate of the American Friends Service Committee who spoke about women in prison; Robert Batey, a criminologist from Stetson University, who spoke about mandatory minimum sentencing; and Neil Batelli, of the Anarchist Black Cross Federation, who gave a detailed presentation on political prisoners and prisoners of war. Among its many revelations, the forum exposed the fact that the American prison system population represents a quarter of the world's incarcerated popu lation, and that those who work in prison are a re11dily exploited, lucrative source of income for large corporations. Friday's event, a creening of the film Critical Resistance, a documentary about the prison-industrial complex, started off on a note of confu ion. Originally sched uled for screening in the Four Winds Cafe, the event was moved to the comfy chairs of the Media Center. Cntical Resistance was a fascinating, if harrowing, tale of the exploitation of prisoners for labor. The film listed corpo rations that draw both revenue and cheap labor from citizens within the prison sys tem. The li twas long, and included such familiar names as McDonald's, Lexu IBM, Sprint, Boeing, Nord tram's, and MCI. The film continued with a particu larly memorable discussion dealing with the framework of the prison industrial complex as it ap lies to the U.S. Constitution. Cntical Resistance asserted that with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, slavery wa abolished in terms of private ownership, and endorsed for use by the state governments. The film also pointed out that a large percent age of so-called criminals who arc currently being exploited by the system are guilty of non-violent crimes of ur vival. The documentary then moved into chilling speculation, charting the funnel ing of monies away from education and into prisons, as a way to propagate more underprivileged individuals, and thus more prisoners-i.e. cheap labor. As one in the film put it, ''It is cheaper and more lucrative to warehouse in prisons than to cure the social problems that get them there." After viewing the video, fir t-year Kate Chanton commented, "Even though people have a choice as individuals about what to do with their life, certain factors that may be beyond their control do have inOuence. We are lucky to be here in college-a lot of people have been pushed toward prison due to circumstance be yond their control. We should not take this issue for granted." Daniel echoed that sentiment, stating, "As college tudents, it is easy to forget that the people getting sent to jail are often incarcerated for crimes of survival because they have less privileged. If we care b ul hav a should pay more attention to that fact." When asked of her opinion about the recent Sodexho-Marriott controversy, Daniel commented, "I think it is irresponsible of us to pay Marriott Corporation and have our money go to private prisons. These corporations are making amazing profits by exploiting people, and are creating a fucked up system and a po lice state. Most students are supporting this without ever even knowing it." Daniel added, "I think we are up for re-negotiation soon; it is important for us to keep the same employees, just not the same corporation.'' The third and final event, a dinner dis cussion focusing on the criminalized of protests, also went well. Second year Danny Wood stated, "The forum was in teresting, and I felt that a number of opinions were expressed well.'' Speakers included Zosera Imaana, a member of the August 1st Direct Action Coalition, and Cara Jennings an affiliate of the R2K Legal Collective. A member of the National People's Democratic Uhuru Movement, a black liberation group out of St. Petersburg, also spoke. The Student Activities Committee did not provide funds for the Criminal Justice Forum until a petition was signed by a large percentage of the student body. Second-year Leigh Fox stated that the original hesitation to provide funding was that "the SAC did not support having an r to students.' Eight ounce Spaghetti: C-store, $1.25; Shell, 99; Wino Dixie, 34 .u uC-STORE" PAGITJ $1.75, but Jajo said that came in by mistake and will not be sold again, because it cannot he stored. Soda, too, shows a noticeable discrep ancy. At the C-store a can costs 79t;., a small bottle $1.15. and a 2 liter bottle $1.99. At Shell, a can costs 69c, a bottle 98c, and a 2-liter bottle $1.59. Just around the corner from the C-store, vending ma chines sell cans for 60 and bottles for 80
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The Catalyst OPINION Editorial: The Fishbowl is a public space For the pa t few weeks the Hamilton Center Fishbowl has been unavailable for tudent usc. This was obviou to even the most casual observer, as a large chain was padlocked around the door handles, along with a note explaining that the Fishbowl was being used for the play Attempts on Her Life, the thesis project of thesis-student Jon Spector. In fact, Spector had reserved the Fishbowl for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the entire time he had it locked. The cast kept large pieces of scenery and other valuables in the Fishbowl which they presumably did not want stolen or tampered with. Spector convinced every group which held a con flicting re ervation to move their meeting during the final period of rehear al and while the show was running. This article i not intended to pa judgement on Spector's actions, which in his ituation must have seemed entirely reasonable. His actions do raise an important point Alena Scandura. Thi is a good ystem that needs to be addre sed. Attempts on that bas allowed students to plan ahead Her Life has ended. However what hapand avoid scheduling conflicts. The ys pened in the past few weeks must not tern has worked without kinks, until now. again. Rc erving any space, e pecially a I he problem with locking the space that is such an immediate part of F1shbowl is the Fi. hbowl, a part of lam Center, for 24 hour. a day, Ham IS a pubhc place on cameven days a week, is an abu e of the p_us, avallable for student reservation system. The 1 here are m.any places. on cam\ Fishbowl exi ts for the use of pus hke tudent Students do reserve functiOn as publtc space which Fishbowl and then not u e can be reserved for a specific use. The it but in that situation the room Fi hbowl is a place for to is still open for the usc of students congregate a.t random, but 1t IS also a who are simply walking by. No stuplace for groups to meeting dent hould be allowed to re erve any and events. G1ven that th1s IS a small public space on campus if it is clear that scho?l is relatively .little conflict in they arc only doing so to deny other stu limmg of these meetmg and events. dents access to that pace. Stil.l, bound to be conflict and Putting on a play in the Fi hbowl so 11 IS poss1ble to reserve the Fishbowl means that there will be problem. with through Student Activities Coordinator keeping set pieces and other personal November22, 2000 7 secure. Unfortunately; that is a problem anyone who wi hes to put a play on in that pace i going to have to deal with. It i not fair to the rest of the student body to resolve that problem by re erving the Fi hbowl perpetually in order to turn it into a prop closet. It is a public space and denying others access to that space for any length of time over a day i. inap propriate. In short, an addition to the policies that govern the reservation of the Fishbowl and other space like it must take place. The new policy should limit reservations to time when the space in question will actually be in use. Hopefully this will not be a problem in the future, but it ha raised a question that needs to be addressed by the student body as a whole, preferably through student government. For many, America's presidential fever has burned out its bearings /FROM "ELECTION" PAGE 2 I Nor did the storm how any sign of abating as November 8 dawned. Bush still retained his lead, but many emocratic official and election uper visor throughout the tate pushed for a full recount. The recount was mandated under state law thanks to the razor-thin edge held by Bush. The votes were fever-ishly re-tallied by the machines, and November 9 saw a new final vote count, which still held Bush as the winner ... this time by a mere 960 votes. Despite Gore's lead of over 150,000 vote in the national popular election, a vote margin maller than the number of people than could fit into a decent-sized movie theatre had decided the next president of the United States. Or so it seemed. "The recount showed Bush won florida," said Karen Hughes, Governor Bush's spoke woman, on November 10. Ms. Hughe was correct, at the time. This howdown, however, was just getting under way. Gore's aides and spokespeople immediately demanded further recounts, especially from the three strongly Democratic counties that did not report to the initial recount: Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach. eeing, perhaps, that this was a battle that was destined to become a siege, Gore and Bush each found a former Secretary of State to represent them a their field mar shals in Florida, while the Presidential candidates pent their time preparing legal actions and appointing a cabinet, re spectively. Governor Bush's majordomo, James Baker III, has replied by i suing numerous pointed statements declaring th.at Democrats are blocking the con Stitutwnally-designated electorpl proce s by demanding further recounts, and that they are obligated to concede the 'itate and the Presidency for the good of the na tion. Baker has been a wholehearted supporter o lorida cere ary o a e Katherine Harris, who attempted to use her authority demand to a full closure of the polls, once the deadline of November 14 had come and gone. Ilarri wanted to certify the results as they stood, and declare Bush the winner. Democrats objected to this not only because it would have co t Gore the election, but because Harris was, in the eye of the Democrats, regarded as somewhat less than objective after her longtime support of the Bush Republican A motion filed by Warren Christopher on behalf of Gore with the florida State Supreme Court allowed the recount to continue, and blocked Harris from certifying the results. I larri Imme diately ued to counter that injunction, but was rejected. Governor Bush and his confidantes, not wanting to miss out on the legislative fracas, sued to have the re counts invalidated con titutionally, and to ascertain that Katherine Harris had a legal obligation to certify the earlier re sult and reject the applications of the three outstanding counties for time for manual recounts exceeding that et by the Florida legislature The state court further set November 20 as the date to hear arguments from Harris, Bush and Gore regarding the va lidity of the manual recounts from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Gore's lawyers argued that Katherine Harris had "elevated voting machines over voters" and was kewing the election results intentionally. Bush's team stated that Harris was obligated to act as she did, and furthermore that the recounts violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, by not providing equal pro tection under the law by giving every county a fi un recc:>UJrts"m.'"-)_,j to yet further conflicts, as vote counters in Broward County have decided to count votes even if the ballot i merely dented, or mis ing a scrap, rather than being fully punched out. This change, requested by the Democrats, has inflamed Republicans, who accu e them of "manu facturing votes for Gore." As expected, both parties have accused the other of subverting the good, clean presidential competition to their own ends. The subversion goes on. The Gore campaign has made clear that they are obligated not to concede the state until three things have happened. Fir t, all the vote have to be counted fairly and thor oughly, as many times as pos ible. Second, the absentee ballots had yet to be counted. Now the count of the absentee ballots has come and gone, favoring Governor Bu h by a fairly healthy margin and extending his lead over Gore from the minute 300 it had shrunk to in the popular election to 930 votes. The absen tee count ha brought its own problems from abroad, however. One thousand four hundred and twenty vote from military personnel overseas were thrown out with out even being opened, due to technicalities such as missing po tmarks. The Gore campaign has apparently taken active steps to keep these ballot out of the running, although thi has drawn much scorn from Republicans and even nonpartisans. Thirdly, there are over 19,000 voter in Palm Beach County who have been, Democrat contend.di enfranchised, The primary problem with the Palm Beach ballots arises from their design. The unique "butterfly" design was used, in which the candidates are split into two of the voting bubbles. Every other ballot distributed in Florida, and in fact almo t every ballot in the nation, places the can didates in one left-hand column. Therein lies the problem; AI Gore is the second choice on the left, but his bubble is the third in the middle. Thus, approximately 3,000 voters in Palm Beach County al legedly gave their vote to Pat Buchanan, inadvertently. The number of vote Buchanan apparently received in Palm Beach County is at least triple that of those he received in any other Florida county. Buchanan himself has admitted that the votes were likely not meant for him. The voters took their ca e to court with lawyers supplied by the Democratic party, where West Palm Beach circuit court Judge Jorge LaBarga announced that he had no authority to demand an other vote in Palm Beach County to satisfy confused voters. Lawyers have worn to appeal. The election shows no sign of being resolved within the next hour, day, or week. Florida will have to pu h fast or eek immediate federal injunction if our votes are to be tallied in the final outcome; the legal deadline for that is December 12. But for many voters, the magic i gone. The momentum has over charged itself, and America' presidential fever has burned out its bearings A re cent poll howed exl!ctly even approval ratings for Bush anrl Gore either take office. As a nation, it eems we no longer really care who sit$ in the Oval Office, so long as someone does.

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8 The Catalyst ANNOUNCEMENTS I need to find a ride from someone (for Christmas break) who lives near Louisville or will pass by a location within maybe three hours of it. I will pay half of gas, drive half the way (as long as it isn't a stick shift), and I'll bake you cookies or something. I just can't afford a plane ticket right now. Please help, Amy Staebler (360-5187) I really could use a ride to KY (Louisville) as well. same goes, kind and hospitable, and I can drive a stick. $ of course. I don't think Amy or myself bite. please please help, thanks, Patrick (355-2289) tails. The success of the bachelor auction was a joint effort on the part of many or ganizations and individuals. The following organizations made this event possible: Cafe Compestre, Rico's Pizzeria, Cuoco Matta, Primo! Ristorante, Salina's Pizzeria, Red Lobster, Applebee's, Les Saisons, Thai Palace, Bangkok, Gastronomia, Mediterraneo, EJ Greco, Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop, and Burns Court Cinemas Thank you very much for your dona tions! In addition, I would like to thank the following people for their tremendous help and support (and I apologize if I leave somebody out): Alena's large sign-making markers have gone AWOL! Please return them, so everyone can use them. Maxine Gomez, Peter Brinson, Naomi Shvorin, Alena Scandura, Mark Blaweiss, Jerry Dixon and Marriott, MARRIOTT HOURS FOR THANKSSivaraman, Nicole Morgan. GIVING WEEK Maggie Davis, Tim Gomez, Marguerite -Monday and Tuesday, November Cristiani, and the RA tatT. 20,21: Dining services will be open regu-And, of course, thank you very much Jar hours to all of the bachelors who participated -Wednesday, November 22 and to the students who came out and Regular hours through lunch. supported the event. Thank you for helpSpecial Dinner Hour: 4:30-5:30 p.m. ing us raise $3815 for Sarasota's Safe C-Store Open 6:0<.>--R:OO p.m. Place And Rape Crisis Center -Thursday and Friday, November 23 (SPARCC). I would also like to remind and 24: All dining services closed. all of the bidders to pay for their bache--Saturday, November 25 lurs by Wednesday, November 22nd, at 4 C-Store open 11:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. pm. Money should be delivered to either -Sunday, November 26 Sam Ozer or Peter Brin!ion in Pei Room a e opens for dinner 4:30--5:30 p.m. 140. Thank you. C-Store open 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m. -Byram "Sam Ozer Kate Bornstein, an awesome feminist and gender theo.rist and author of "Gender Outlaw" and "My Gender Workbook" is speaking at the University of Tampa on November 29 at 8 p.m. in Plant Hall's Fletcher Lounge on the UT campus in downtown Tampa. Call UT at 813.253.3333 for directions. There is no charge for this event. Anyone who is in terested should also plan on attending Monday November 27's Campus PRIDE meeting as that will be a great place to network about carpooling and such. Contact Michael Shannon for more de-New College Faculty Lecture Series: Wednesday, November 29, 3:30 p.m.Sudakoff Professor Maribeth Clark"Imaginary Italians in the Operatic Marketplace and the French Barcarolle.'' Planned Parenthood will be on campus Wednesday, ovember 29, from 9-11:30 a.m. to offer reproductive health services and free HlV 1esting using the OraSure method. The Interfaith Council is sponsoring a live teleconference from Trinity Church, SAC MINUTES 11/15 Advertisements Fred's Restaurant Servers* Hosts ($8/hr+tips) Dishwasher ($7.50/hr) We provide outstanding cuisine in an upscale environment. Our clientele tips well. Should have good people skills, enthusiasm & quality work habits. Call 954.0492 ext 300, Fax 957.1035, Visit 1830 S. Osprey Ave. #1 08, 34239. Morton's Gourmet Market $7-11 /hr + benefits, FT and PT Cash ier*Coffee/Pastry Bar*Meat/Seafood Cook*Baggers*Pastry Asst.* Ngt. Stocker*Dishwashers We are a specialty market looking for special people Opportunities for individuals w/ enthusiasm & quality work habits. Must have good customer service skills & initiative. Call 954.0492 ext 300, Fax 957.1035, Visit 1830 S. Osprey Ave. Suite1 08, 34239. Epicurean Life Caterfng $15/hr (ON CALL POSITION) Servers Bartenders On call positions for off-site catering events. Must have good people skills and initiative. No exp. needed, will train. Must have transportation & a telephone. Call 954.0492 ext 300, Fax 957.1035, Visit 1830 S. Osprey Ave. Suite 108, 34239 New York City featuring humorist Garrison Keillor, Tuesday, November 28 at 1:00 p.m. in LIB 209. Keillor created the syndicated PR classic "A Prairie Home Companion." In attedence: MichelJe Brown, Emma Jay, Lindsay Luxa, Pete Summers, Shannon Dunn (chair), Cathy Heath, Julia Skaplk. 2. Sailing CLub Liz Collins >-<* *alf votes are unanimous witll the exception of the chair, who does not vote*** 1. Organization: FMLA Carofiz Perez Requesting: $55 for film festival Allocated: $55 Requesting: $429.00 for supplies Allocated: $429.00 3. Organization: Beautification of Palm Court Patricl< el Vietri Requesting: $ 130 for food and paint Allocated: $100 4. Organization: Bonk! Various students Requesting: $800 sponser fee Allocated: $Tabled. November 22, 2000 1,() I JJ()(; October 23, 3:30 p.m. Criminal mis chief. Maintenance staff person reports unknown person(s) pried padlock hasp from underground utility tunnel. Damage $10.00. October 24, 3:40p.m. Persons unknown broke a window on locked '92 Honda, entered the and removed a Pioneer CD player valued at $200.00. Vehicle parked on General Twinning. Novembet 2, 3:00 p.m. Burglary, vehicle. Unknown persons entered an unlocked vehicle parked in PL6A, and removed S30.00 U.S. currency and other personal property. Total value stolen is $3235.00. November 2, 3:40 p.m. Burglary, ve hicle. Unknown person(s) entered an unlocked vehicle parked in PL4A, forced open the locked glove compart ment, and removed a pair of compact binoculars vaiLted at $35:00. N v ml r 4 7:45a.m. ra d theft. Person(s) unknown did steal a New College admissions banner valued at $1000 from CIIL portico. Banner recovered FTC area. No'"ember 11, 4:15 p.m. Petty theft. Between 7 p.m. 11/7(00 and 11/8/00, person(s) unknown removed victim\ greed ladies' Diamondback Cross Country bicycle, which was left unlocked outside DRH. Value: $150.00. November 15, 9:22a.m. Criminal mischief. Person unknown cut the chain-link fence northeast of Corner Crosley property and enter posted property, committing trespass. November 17, 4:18p.m. Petit theft. Person(s) unknown stole victim's wal let from her backpack. The wallet was found the following day in the library missing $90.00 U.S. currency. 4


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