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the A STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF NEW COLLEGE OF FLORID ATALYST VOLUME XVI ISSUE 3 FEBRUARY 26, 2003 Cl P survey shows quirks of New College students by Abby Weingarten They were ubsequently analyzed by Special Assistant to the President Suzanne Janney and consultant Jim Feeney. It is not widely known that first-year Novo Collegians are in fact the measure of all things. However, a quick perusal of the latest CJRP Freshman Survey results should convert any skeptic. Just take a gander at the praise this analysis has for the idealistic bunch Either New College has become the paragon for education in America or somebody's been embellishing. Every fall, entering first-years at colleges and universities across the country take the Cooperative Institutional Research Program Freshman Survey, created at UCLA's Higher Education Research Center. This fall, 144 students from New College participated in the study over orientation week-the highest level of involvement in recent years. After it was administered. responses were compared y selective and public four-year colleges. The house that intellectual power built According to its reviewers, the results demonstrated that NCF first-years were "far more intellectual" than those at other selective colleges, and various justifications for this were listed. For instance, half said they planned to earn Ph.D.s, while only 17 percent of students at comparable schools shared that aspiration But intellectual and practical were blatantly not s ynonymous, as NCF first-years were often undecided about the direction of their future and only had a minor interest in training for any specific career. These convictions reflected their "questing stance toward life," the analysis excused, which was y amazing given young people today to use education to "The leaders and faculty of ultra-selective Ivy League schools agonize over why their students are not more intellectual, more questing, more inquiring why, that is, they aren't more like New College students." CIRP 2002 FRESHMAN SURVEY ANALYSIS lock in financial security." Having this unorthodox mentality classified them as "ideal candidates" for liberal arts institutions like New College. My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberalism In the political sphere, less than six percent of NCF frrst-years deemed themselves "conservative" or "far right," compared to the 21 percent of students at other schools who did. Fewer than 30 percent even considered themselves to be "middle-of-the-road." Nearly all supported legalized abortion and same sex couple marriage, whereas elsewhere, y While nearly half of students at other schools applauded the increase of federal military spending, a mere 11 percent of students at NCF concurred. One thing equally agreed upon was gun control; about 75 percent of all four-year institutions advocated it. I don't want my MTV, but I'll fight for the right to party While the majority of America dines at Burger King and tunes into Joe Millionaire, NCF first-years have better things to do with their time, like scoff at them. Opting not to work for paying jobs or take part in household chores, many also claimed that video and ld uilding could get a $2 million fountain of youth The Sarasota Times Building, located at 1214 First Street, has definitely seen _days. At left, the building's condition today. At right, an artist's rendering from the proposed rehab1htat1on. CATALYST this week .26.2003 Goodwill towards funk Goodvjill has been outfitting the craziest of New College for years. Now they're right down the street. Story page 5 Goodwill fashion tips page 12 Half-Life goes nuclear Chris DeFillippi, our resident irreverent cartoonist, is making his opinion heard, with a triple size Half-Life! Cartoon page 10 by Erin Marie Blasco The three-story Sarasota Times Building in downtown Sarasota is a gem left over from the glamour of the 1920s, when Sarasota was a boomtown. It mixes the Spanish Mission and Mediterranean Revival architectural styles that flourished here, and was designed by the architect who created Ca d'Zan, John Ringling's winter mansion neighboring New College. Today, this hint of grandeur sits vacant and crumbling just a few hundred yards away from Splash, a tourist shop specializing in cheap sunglasses and neon pink bikinis. This dichotomy-the grand butting up against the grimy-is common in continued on page 9 Can't fix your bike? The Bike Shop, as usual, comes to the rescue. Bike dos and donts, one big party, and lots of great photos, are all in a day's work at the Shop. Story page 7


The Catal t CONTENTS Entertainment page 5 -Mike's Movie Pick page 6 -Movie Times page 6 -Half-Life page 10 Today: Partly Cloudy, 77/63 Thursday: Scattered T-Storms, 77/62 Friday: Scattered T-Stonns, 76/57 Saturday: Scattered T-Storms, 73/53 Sunday: Partly Cloudy, 72/53 Monday: Scattered Showers, 72/52 Thesday: Thunderstorms, 74/54 Friday: Ian "Guapo" Thomas "Spring Your Fling" Saturday: Brian Ellison The "I Hate Brian Ellisont Wall the CATALYST GENERAL EDITOR Michael Gimignani MANAGING miTOR Sarah Zell DESIGN EDITOR Caitlin Young hn PHOTO EDmJR Nathaniel Burbank ONUN EDITOR Sydney Nash SENIOR STAFF WRfTERS Abby Weingarten Michael Sandenon STAFF WRITERS Christopher DeFillippi Maria lopez Katelyn Weissinger Josh Orr Sarah stamper Erin Marie Blasco The Catalyst i an academic tutorial ponsored by Professor Maria Vcsperi. It is developed in the New College Publlcation Office using Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress for PowerMacintosh and printed at the Bradenton Herald with money provided by the ew College Student Alliance. Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst 5700 J. Tamiarni 11-. Box #75 Sarasota, FL 34243 cataly t@ncedu (941) 359-4266 The Cataly t reserves the right to edit submissions for space, grammar or style o anonymous ubmissions will be accepted. See contribution guidelines for funher information. All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. aturday in order to appear in the following week's issue. Information about upcoming events is welcome throughout the week. Visit The Catalyst online .at : :1/studentweb...ncf .edia/Catalyst ON CAMPUS Febru 2003 compiled by Caitlin Young PATRIOT Act worilshop attracts 400 'Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety,'' said Benjamin Franklin. As did the actor playing him in "Cafe America" la t Thursday at the workshop on the USA Patriot Act organized by the Sarasota County Green Party and held on the New College campus. Nearly 400 people filled Sudakoff, interested in learning about the USA Patriot Act and the proposed Domestic Security Act. Attendants were a mix of local citizens, both the "traditional" and more "radical" varieties, as well a New College students and faculty. The Carnival of Democracy Players performed ''Cafe America," a one-act skit atirizing the ongoing lo s of basic American freedoms, the realization on the part of the patrons that they wanted their old "Cafe America" back, and their eventual takeover, aided by Franklin him elf as well as the Bill of Rights. The play was quick funny, and interactive, as guests found wiretaps underneath their chairs. After that, the workshop turned more serious. Lawyers Heidi Neale and Nick Manoluka both spoke, and explained the Patriot Acts and the context surrounding them. The Green Party, as well as the Sarasota Alliance for Voter Education are having another workshop, this time 'The Crumbling Wall Between Church & State" on April 5, 2-4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Fruitville Road. Fry grease: it'll plug your arteries, but not your fuel lines An unassuming blue 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit pulled up next to Sudakoff on Feb. 21, next to an assembled crowd of about 25. They were there to hear from former New College students Rebecca Wood and Abigail Fletcher how to convert one's car to run on vegetable oil. The two started off by warming up the crowd up with a radical cheer in protest of the U.S.'s dependence on oil. Then they went into a brief summary of the war on Iraq, and what Nathaniel Burbank/Catalyst Thesis student Peter Dow makes tropical drinks from scratch outside his room in Third Court. they were doing to oppose it. ''This is our peace and permaculture road how," Wood said. "Protesting on the road, doing skits, all against the war." Wood and Fletcher are following in the footsteps o ew o ege alums o h Tickell and Kaia Roman, who created the first, and possibly the most well known Veggie Van. Tickell wrote the book, "From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank," and their cross-country road trip received mass media coverage. Converting the car, donated by alum Jessica Noon, was simple, according to Fletcher. It took about two days and cost less than $400. Kits are available, or parts can be obtained individually, and after that, just hit up local restaurants for their waste grease. Incidentally, McDonald's grease is disgusting, Wood suggests keeping away. Thai, Middle Eastern, or family businesses often have the deane t grease and are usually more than happy to share. Wood and Fletcher have not tried using any of Marriott's grease, and did not eem inclined to try it out. Diesel engines, which were actually originally designed to run on peanut oil, are less common in America than they are in Europe. Many people there run their cars on biodiesel, which is becoming increasingly available at regular gas stations. Biodiesel is veggie oil that has been processed with methanol or lye (to reduce the viscosity) and can be used in a diesel engine without making any alteration Exhaust from this type of fuel is much less offensive both to the senses and envirorunentally. Its use in a traditional die el engine results in substantial red\lc.ion ,of unburned carbon monoxide, ana particulate matter. ,. J According to Noon, who works for the Sara ota County Department of Sustainability, Sarasota County is currently contemplating running their buses and other vehicles on a 20 percent iodie e en also be considering a similar move. C-Store gets more options When the C-store opened for business Sunday there was a surprise for customers. 24 bulk bins are arrayed against the glass wall, near the waffle irons. They are stocked with such treats as "Zen Party Mix" and yogurt covered raisins. Staples such as brown rice, Kashi and oatmeal are also available. "We've been selling this stuff nonstop since [Sunday]," said fourth-year and longtime C-store employee Pete Sununers. Rolling competition continues It may not be the Super Bowl, but the currently ongoing Bocce tournament still draws quite a crowd. Now in its second round, organizer second-year Devon Barrett is "hoping to see it flnish before I graduate ... or in March." The tournament started out with 32 people, which is quite a turnout at this college. Participants are in group of two and square off on a randomly selected basis. Barrett said that he might try to get a second hand softball trophy and alter it to fit the occasion. Potentially the fmal round may also be accompanied by a BBQ or other fanfare. Non-tournament games are still encouraged and frrst timers are always welcome to join in. "It's simple enough to pick up in a few minutes, but the intricacies can take a lifetime," says. r


The Catalyst ws s professo a s by Sydney ac;h Afte r more than ven year of mve tigation. mversit o f outh F-1orida profe sor Sami AI-Arian was indicted on Thursday with v n oth rs. E idence for th 50-count indictment omcs from "'iret:-tp conferences and meet ings. nd a 199 ra d on an I lami "thin tank.'' f nded bv AI-ri;m. Th indictment identifie. AI-Arian as the us' Lea fer of Palestinian J Iamie Jihad, an i nternational terrorist organization all g dly re pon ible for more than 100 deaths. AI-Arian, a t nured prof, s or of computer engineering, has taught at USF ince 19 6. He ha! been on paid-leave since September of 2001 after an appearance on the Fox televi ion h w, the O'Reilly Factor. Al-Arian Wa! invited on the how under th guise of discu ing ecret-evidence detainments, but was in tead ambushed with evidence linking him to the September I I attack The telc.:vi ion appearance resulted in by Maria Lopez Par view. ew College: Coun cling and Wellne. s enter,' ha. been hindered greatly by re ent budget cut Like a miniature 'ew College. its hard!->hip in expanding mirrors the school's current dilemma. Director of the oun. cling and Wellne s Center (and licen ed p ychologist) Dr. Ann Fish r expre scJ her de. ire to increa. e funding to help with Parkview's expansion. Fisher has been helping facilitate treatment of ew College student for fourt en year .. ''When I came in '89 [what is now ParkvieY.] wa. one office in Palmer Building E," she said. 'nder the upervi ion of Fi:her. Park vi w quickly moved to a. eparate buildincr. Still, said Fi her. we ne d to pand badly. I've had plan. to build an addition to Parkview. but no m ney." Currently tudents pay a health crvi e fee of 2.59 per credit hour, "'hich Fisher raised from the original 2. Anoth r propo al ha been placed before the ew College Board of Tru tee to rai e the health ervice fee to 3.46 per credit hour. till well below the average health ervice fee of 5.00 at most univer itie New College academic contracts are worth ixteen credit hour per emester. Fi her hop s that if fund increa student will benefit from a full-time nurse practitioner. Currently a part-time The mug shot of su pended USF rofessor Sami AI Arian, recently indicted on charges of conspiracy, extortion, fr ud, and obstruction of justice. AP Photo death threats, and then mu h ontroversy over a decision on whether to di. miss AI Arian from SF. Although the controversy fizzled o t after AI-Arian was fon:ed to take leave and a lawsuit again. t him was dismi sed, the FBI tated earlier thi month that Al-Arian wa<; til1 under inve. tigation. The charges agai t Al-Arian ru d the seven others include conspiracy within the {.;nited State to kill and maim pe n abroad; conspirac to provide material nur e 1 employed ... People reall like lnur practitioner] Linda 1arsh and I've had very few complaint about misdiagno is: i her said. arsh generally helps tudent with upper respirator. infections. sinu problems. flu. sprains, minor cuts, rashes, pap smears gynecol gical e am :ome immunizations, and a long li t of other treatment that vary on a ca e-by-ca e ba. is. "We are a similar to a general walk-in clinic: Fi her said. Marsh did expre s that although Parkview is much like a walk-in clinic. her time spent there i limited. .. sually I'm book d olid. We do take walk-ins but if. easier to make an appointment if you can," he aid. Marsh encourages student to v sit Park iew not only for the various medical service available hut also for coun ling. ''It would be great if freshmen came to have 15-minute ses ion with the coun. elors ju. t to know they are here ... Fisher al o hopes :tudents utilize Parkview as much as pos. ible. "I like to think that Parkview ts a friendly place to come to: she said Transfer student Alex Otto seem to agree. 'I first came here becau e I had bronchitis. The nurse practitioner wa very helpful. She told me about thi great health food store that'. ind of off the path and it' ine pensive. I think she's very nurturing and moth rl .' orne tudents found Parkview upport and resources to the Pale tinian Islamic Jihad; con<>piracy to violate en1 rgency ooomic sanction engaging in ariou acts of i nter.Jatc ext rtion. pcljury, ob tmction ot justice and immigrati n fraud. The indictn nt also. ay that 1-Arian us d SF as a front to bring other memher of th t rrorist organization nto the nit d tat "und r the gm c of a adcmic conferences and m din" ." "We make no di tinction betw en tho c who carry out tetrori. t atta k and those who knowing]y finance, manage or supervise terrorist organi:t.ation .'' Attorney Gcn raJ John Ashcroft wa quoted by the A:sociated Pre Three other Palestinian living in America were arre ted \\'ith Al-Arian, including S ameeh Hammo\Id h. an instructor at USF. Four thers. currently living a road. wer aJ. o arrested. l11ese include Ramadah Abdullah Shallah, the world leader ot Pale tinian Jslamic Jihad, and former USF instructor AI-Arian spon ored Sh. Uah's S Vi a and encour ag ed U S F to hir e Shallah a<> a strong in orne ru a but weak in other .. One diabetic tudent suffered from dizzy peJJs on two parate occaiion during which he temporarily lo t his sight. He aid ParkvicY. was friendly and helpful. but he felt some of hi symptot l ma ha e been overloo ed th first ttme around. Finally, ome .tudents' e pcricnces have not hecn as plea ant. Thesistud nt Julian Frazier incurred crapcs and brui:es after a biking accident and was instructed by the Parkview staff to o to the All Meo c Clinic in St. rmand' Circle ovo ollegians are often referred to All M die if Parkview i. unable to remedy th situation. Frazier said. "My f t wa sprained o badly that I couldn't tep on it. I u der tand they conldn 't do an X-ray but they could havt! at least tended to my wounds ... whcn 1 w nt (to Parhiew] they didn't e en give me a Band-Aid. What'. th point of having a clinic that won't e en do anything for you?" Psy hological Re ident Tom Berry aid. "One of our challenge is our limited pace. W can only do very basic ftr t aid when the nur. e is not h re." Berry al o n ted that the limited pace restrict the amount of patient-; they an service for coun eling at Park\.iew. On the coun ling side of Parkview, Berry aid, "Over 40 percent of the people we see for coun:eling have a major moOd di order: 'either bipolar or d pre si n. I think another 20 percent February 26, 2003 IS Middle tern Studi s profc. )r. 'hallah c ntually Je t hts JOb at U F to retary-general of Palestiman Jihad. ln the early 1990s 1-rian. ith hi broth r-1n-Iaw Maz n AI-auar. tl u1 ed the :Vor d and Islamic ni I' Euterprisc, an Islamic think tank. ll1e organization spl n ored se\eral conferences an I eminar in which manv Pale tinian I lami Jihad leaders po e.' 1-rian was accused of using the thin -tank to pa_ fo travel e pense for terrori. s. and in 199 the FBI rai a \ 'IS con erence. 1lli began the inve. tigation of Al-Ari;m

The Cata t NEWS Februa New College using "tricks up its sleeve" for funding by Sarah Stamper Although aJarmed about the fate of New College's budget in the upcoming Florida Legislative session, the admini tration still has some tricks up its sleeve. New College is in the process of enacting several preventative measures to assure the Legislature decides in the school's favor. Governor Bush recently announced a budget cut of $149 million for the Florida tate Universi S stem. If this bud et is -approved in the upcoming legislative session New Coflege will face a cut of nearly $1 million. When New College submits an annual budget of $12.6 million, losing eight percent of the budget is devastating. The administration is doing everything possible to decrease the likelihood that this will happen. First, New College President Gordon E. Michalson traveled to Tallahassee to 'We have to get this money. lite dorlt need" for academic e>q:XJnsion, but we really need to create an administrative infrasfn.Jcfure so that we can be freestanding." -John Marlin meet with the State University President Association. "I went in front of [Rep.] Lisa Carlton [R-Sarasota). chair of the Senate Education Appropriations Committee, to explain the effects that the budget cut would have on New College," Michalson said. In the past Carlton has been o supportive of New College that New College Lobbyist Pat 0' Connell once referred to New College as "Usa Carlton University." Michalson also planned several meetings with local delegates while he was in Tallahassee 'just to touch base," he explained. When he returned, Michalson assured The Catalyst the meeting went fine, but he was more hesitant about the upcoming session. He said, '1 heard from multiple authoritative sources that the Senate might simply accept the budget cuts and Jive with the fallout. It was an interesting buzz. I am curious to see how it will play out." The administration is also exploring previous legislative commitments to the college. Initially New College was given budget status as a Start-Up program. Start-Up program refer to any higher education program that is till in its initial phases of development. New College should qualify becau e of its July 2001 separation from the University of South Florida. "We are getting mixed ignals," President Michalson said, "lrutially our budget request was lumped in with theirs [other Start-Up programs), but when that budget was reduced our funding was cut." The other Start-Up programs that are receiving additional funding are Florida A&M University's law school, Florida International University's law school and Florida State University's medical school. If New College were considered a StartUp program, that would secure an additional $1.1 million. VicePresident for Finance and Administration John Martin aid, ''We have to get this money. We don't need it for academic expansion, but we really need to create an administrative infrastructure so that we can be freestanding. I hope people see the rationale and logic behind this." New College plans on minimizing overhead on expenditures by purchasing administrative services from other state institutions. Another avenue that Martin is exploring is Bush's original recommendation of two budget cuts for the tran ition of money from higher education to K -12. The budget that Bush proposed is considered the 'high-cost scenario.' If he would instead implement the 'medium-cost scenario' there would be a savings of $169 million from operating costs. The other state institutions presented this proposal to the House Appropriations Committee on Feb. 13, 2003 a being one of the strongest options. If this proposal i enacted, the State University System will have enough money to prevent budget cuts, and K-12 would still have plenty of money. However, as Michalson pointed out. "the universities are going to take a hit for this. It will look like we are anti-K-12. We aren't trying to undermine each other, but it wouldn't be responsible leadership if we just conceded to the budget cuts." Implementing the 'medium-cost scenario' would also create $798 million for capital improvement that could go to higher education. This would eliminate the need to spend the additional $30 million from the lottery fund as a result of the class size amendment. The state universities also proposed that of lhe lottery money, $9 million should be placed in bonds for 20 years, which will generate $100 million in revenue. New College will have to wait until the legislative session begins to see if these plans will be accepted or if the budget will be cut. Martin said, "We don't believe that these plans hurt anyone. We need to do some more fine-tuning and number crunching, but they would work." CIRP survey says a lot about Novo Collegians from page 1 enjoyed on a regular basis. Eighty-two percent said that "integrating spirituality into [their] life" was unimportant. Only 15 percent voted in student elections during high school and few organized rallies or demonstrations. Becoming a community leader, owning a successful business, and raising a family were all low on their list of priorities. "So they are engaged," as the document reads, "but the engagement takes the form of Perhaps eating lotuses was more appealing to their stomach. than fast food. In addition, drinking, smoking, and partying were all categories in which NCF flfSt-years excelled. They smoked the rest of the nation by two percent in the consumption of cigarettes. beer, wine. and liquor. Oddly enough, they ranked nearly lO percent lower in the "six or more hours partying, typical week" area. Apparently, partying is a relative term. individual participation in artistic, "Revenge of the Nerds," the political, cultural and intellectual reality series realms." When it came to self-evaluations, Busy doing homework, discussing NCF first-years were not ashamed to religion instead of subscribing to it, and expose their vulnerabilities. While vi iting art galleries, NCF first-years had cooperation, leadership ability, and little time during secondary school to popularity are commonly regarded as dirty their hands with hard labor. Wtth 74 positive attributes, rarely did these percent backing the leg,alizati?n <,>f on, an marijuana, they may have been occupied abOve-average amount of any of them. with other mind-expanding pur uits. Their intellectual self-confidence and academic ability, they believed, compensated for their lack of other qualitie In the physical health arena, only 36 percent said they were fit or even gym-goers, as opposed to over half of those at other colleges. Consequently, 18 percent of NCF first-years versu 7.5 percent of other respondents said they felt depressed and drank alcohol. Entering students, according to the document, are reported to have less "social self-confidence and emotional well-being" and are potentially at risk for "self-destructive and/or health impairing behaviors." Will work for a liberal arts education The results tabulated from this year' survey undoubtedly have their pros and cons. Because private liberal arts public universities can afford more entering tudents of this caliber, many are quick to question the necessity of free-standing public institutions that are small and in tum, co tly. New Colleges plight is then "to convince others that what its supporters view as a cause for celebration is not a cause for doubt or even censure," as the document reads, "a few hundred leftist kids who don't go to church, won't vote' for anyone currently in power, study arcane subjects, demand costly resources, and look unhealthy." When there are a plethora of other schools in Florida that these gems can get into, why should New College soak up so much of the educational funding? In other words, "Being distinctive does not make New College's price inelastic." But advertising like the CIRP survey might persuade observers to start thinking so. Fc;r a complete copy of the CIRP Survey and/or the survey analysis, contact Suzanne.Janney@ncfedu.


CATALYsT En ertai e Shopping for the funk by Josh Orr ot loads of funk," aid Patsy French, communtcatlons duector for Goodwill Industries' Manasota branch. "And I know how New College students appreciate that funky stuff." National non-profit corporation Goodwill Industries has opened up its twelfth thrift store in its Mana ota-the combination of Manatee and Sarasota counties-area, at 3333 N. Tamiami Trail, less than two miles from New College. Goodwill provides many funk-filled options for the Sarasotan, though the new store's funk quotient is debatable. Tamiami's Goodwill store is a pinnacle of thrift shop efficiency. The corporation' team-based work structure accounts for the helpfulness of its staff and their solid upkeep of the store's cleanliness and order. Apparel is moderately priced-all T-shit1s are $1.59 each, all pants $4.99-and in accordance with the rates of neighboring Goodwill stores. Dust and n:tustiness are kept to a minimum. Clearly marked s1gns and color-categorized clothing racks maximize shopping efficiency, while donations are encouraaed by a drive-thru drop-off center in the neighborlng parking lot. A community-oriented charity, Goodwill's efforts t f irt goods ales are paying off. "Business has been wonderfuL'' ever since the store's grand opening on Dec. 27, said sales Team Leader Coach Geoff Hathaway. "Plus we're in [high] season right now. All of the snowbirds come down [from the north] during January, February, and March," he explained. Snowbirds are residents of northern states, primarily those retired from the work force, who seek refuge in Florida from the bitter winter cold of their hometowns. They bring with them spending cash and, evidently, lots of stuff that they're ready to get rid of. Goodwill "receives more donations [with the added presence of] snowbirds, absolutely," said French. "It makes sense that those with more possessions donate more" to Goodwil1 than less fortunate individuals do, she added. Merchandi e on sale at Tamiami 's Goodwill represents the "funk" of snowbirds and our continued on page 12 volume .xvi issue 3/ 2.26.2003 Cafe of the Arts: A taste of France Nathaniel Burbank!Cata(yst The Cafe of the Arts, formerly a residence, has a warm, relaxing atmosphere. by Maria Lopez Delicacies straight from the heart of Paris and a visual decor to soothe the soul exist within walking distance of New College at Cafe of the Arts. Although New College students have passed the restaurant numerous times, very few have actually stopped to enjoy the crumptious pastries and exquisite French/Continental-inspired cuisine. Proprietor Alain Taulere has been marveling local residents as well as toudsts with this weet hideaway for the past 13 years. Taulere has extensive bakery experience in Sarasota dating back 27 years. He owned several French bakeries in Sarasota during that time. The restaurant specializes in sweet breads and pastries, which can be described in one word: breathtaking. Taulere said "We have been selected as the best French Restaurant for the last ten years." In Cafe of the Arts he has created a comfortable yet elegant environment exhibitmg a variety of paintings done by local artists. Photographs selected from the Ringling Museum and the Sarasota Ballet and masks provided by the Asolo Theatre are on display as well. At the entrance there are nymph-like paintings of women that gaze wistfully at incoming customers. A private party room adorned with various black and white photographs of Providence, France, Taulere 's homeland is reserved for special guests. After passing a cozy, intim'lte bar, customers arrive at the dining area. Outside rests a beautiful patio area where customers enjoy the excellence of impeccable waiters, who for the most part appear to be fluent in either French or Spanish, which adds to the culrure and beauty of Cafe of the Arts' vacation-like atmosphere. For college students concerned with tight budgets, lunch can be relatively inexpensive. One can expect to spend $7-$13 per person, depending on what they select. The oup and half sandwich cost $6.95 and the grilled almon costs $11.50. Dinner is a bit more expensive than the typical college student can handle, ranging from $19 to $28 a person for filet mignon ($24.95) to bouillabaisse provencale ($27.95). Quality and novelty of this Parisian hideaway have made it a success with patrons from all walks of life including Ringling Museum visitors, Asolo performance-goers, locals, and tourists from across the country. Dress: Dressy casual to semi-formal. Hours: Monday-Friday -II :00-3:00 and 5:30 to 9:30 On Sunday, brunch is provided along with live jazz performances. Reservations: Call (941) 351-4304, although watk-ins are welcome.


The Catalyst CATALYsT Entertainment February 26, 200! by Michael Gimignani "REALITY? You mean this is the real world? I never thought of that!" Those are the first words heard in lkmon, Florida, and the viewer can only concur, because Vernon, Florida-both the town and Errol Morris's documentary based on the town-is peopled with the kind of characters rarely encountered on screen. At first. the people of Vernon seem implausibly eccentric. One resident is utterly obsessed with turkey hunting. To watch him, as he's transfixed by his memories of great h\mts and the birds that got away, as he talks about "gobblers" and "gobbling," is to witness the surreal strangeness of a very real passion. There's the preacher who can expound with limitless enthusiasm on the significance of the word "fore" in St. Paul's writings in the Bible. And there's an old codger who confuses even himself when he explains how the brain is comprised of four bones-or is it five?-and tries to demonstrate his theory. In the hands of director/producer Morris, the citizens of Vernon are not presented as freaks or quaint examples of Americana. There isn't a hint of condescension. Instead, Morris seems to present a truly unforgettable air of affection for these people, which makes the movie worthwhile. Morris made Vernon, Florida in 1980, but it was rarely seen until he achieved fame in the late 80s as the director of The Thin Blue line. a fllm which examined a wrongful murder conviction in Texas. Morris's treatment of the case led to its reopening, and the conviction of an innocent man was overturned. While The Thin Blue Line seemed to be a classic documentary, relentlessly probing for the truth through a mire of perjury and deceit. Vernon is its polar opposite. There ts none of the polemics of most North American style documentaries. Here the style is minimalist, without narration or even the nan1es of the characters who appear before the camera. Nonetheless, there is a rapport between the town's citizens and the camera that creates an intimacy and fondness. The one-hour documentary begins with an old geezer on a street bench who elaborately examines a jewel that he' bought through the mail with a jeweler's lens. He cheerfully admits that he hasn't a clue what he's doing, shrugs his shoulders and laughs at the whole charade. The turkey hunter explains at first. "I can't tell you how it feels. It's just a hell of a sport, that' all. But then he talks on and on, with reli h, about hi obsession. Turkey hunting, he explains, is the best cure for diarrhea, "or the heaves, or anything: In review: ernon, Florida All of the characters address the camera with an assuredness that can only come from being utterly sure of their place in the world, even if that world is a small town in the Florida panhandle. The local police officer is sanguine about the lack of real crime in Vernon, as he waits for someone to break the local speed limit. Even if a crime did occur-speeding or anything else-he wouldn't be able to do much. His radar gun is in the shop and he's not sure if his walkie-talkie is working. The couple with a half full jar of what they insist is growing sand from New Mexico is clearly expecting the sand to grow to fi.ll the jar. An old man, who holds a possum by the tail, is convinced he can get about $1,500 for it at a local fair. Morris lets them talk if they need to. Those thoughts which jumble out haphazardly are given plenty of time to make sense, and sometimes it's clear that given all the time in the world they still wouldn't make much sense. Perhaps the pivotal scene occurs when the codger with the brain theory is expounding to two friends about another local who shot himself. The other two sit quietly while he rambles on-one yawns and the other picks his nosebut they have the simple courtesy to let him talk away. Morris applies the same courtesy and technique to his subjects in Vernon. He allow them to speak without intrusion or condescension and in so doing, he celebrates them. All in all this fllm is a welcome reminder that in American culture there has always been a tradition kept alive by noveli ts, poet and directors who, like Morris, look for the heart of America by seeking the authentic in the casual and the magical in the natural. The Catalyst wishes to give spe cial thanks for the source of this and all other Mike's Movie Picks reviewed: SARASOTA'S ALTERNATIVE VIDEO STORE SINCE 1985 VIDEO RENAISSANCE 2243 BEE RIDGE RD. SARASOTA FL 34239 OPEN EVERY DAY II AM-10 PM !! 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FLf4.7 miles) About Sclunidt 1:10,4:10, 7:05, 9:55 Final Destination 2 2:30, 4:50, 7:30, 9:45 The Jungle Book 2 12:00, 2:00, 4:30, 7:10, 9:20 The Lord of the Rings 12:00, 4:00, 8:00 The Recruit 12:20,2:50, 5:15,7:40, 10:05 Shanghai Knights 12:15,2:45,5:15,7:45, 10:15 Chicago 12:05, 1:05,2:45,5:15,7:10,7:45, 10:15 Daredevil 12:05, 12:34, 2:35, 4:00, 4:35, 5:10, 7:15, 7:40, 9:35, 9:55, 10:15 Dark Blue 12:45,4:15, 5:44, 9:35 Gangs of New York 12:30,4:30, 8:00 Gods and Generals 1:00,7:00 The Hours 12:35,4:10, 7:00,9:30 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 12:15,4:15, 5:44,9:35 Kangaroo Jack 12:10 The Life of David Gale 12:39, 4:05, 7:05, 10:00 Old School 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 2:15, 2:45, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 7:00, 7:25, 7:55, 9:20, 9:45, 10:10 The Quiet American 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:35, 10:00 Burns Court Cinema 1551 Oak St. Sarasota, Fl (5.1 miles) Frida 5:15 Merci Pour Le Chocolat 2:00,8:00 The Pianist 1:45 5:00, 8:10 Talk to Her 2:15. 5.30, 8:20 Movie are through Thur:)day


_____ c_A_T_A_LY_s_T Entertainment ___ Wheel over to the Bike Shop for good times by Whitney Krahn Strawbeny daiquiris. a tire-tread thong, and nine liters of spiced rum: all in a day's work at the ew College Bike Shop. Well, to be fair, those things are all in a Bike Shop spring-cleaning party. But till, the shop is more thanju t the place on campus to get a tire patched. As Manager and thesisstudent Andrew Jay aid himself at the start of the party, "May the debauchery only get better." Certainly the Bike Shop endowments have only gotten better. When the shop was launched in 1990, it con i ted of a bike rack and a toolbox outside of Pei 109. The First Court fountain, now out of commission, was used by mechanics to locate bikes' tube leaks. From those humble beginnings, the shop relocated in ide the dorm room and then moved over to Parkview Counseling and Wellness Center' garage. It wasn't until the 1994-1995 school year that the shop moved into the location it occupies today behind the Fitness Center. Today the shop has been slated to receive funds for a new computer, air conditioning and a lighted awning to extend out of the garage door. The computer given to the Bike Shop from the Mac Lab in 1999 crashed in the spring of years or so, they shouldn't wony 2002, cau ing mechanics to revert about lo ing it to the Community to keeping records on paper. Thi Bike Project. threw Student Government Mechanics would also Business Coordinator Barbara appreciate having broken Berggren for a loop, and is one of community bikes returned to the the rea<>ons behind the impending shop That way, unsu pecting monetary windfall for the Bike ovo Collegians do not have to Shop computer. Commenting on free-ta.ll down the overp.u s on a the shop's current state, mechanic bike that doesn't brake and and thesis-student Kit ReilJy said. unpaid mechanics do not have to "We can't keep records to save haul crippled bikes acros our lives." campus. 'Those are hitty bikes Maybe the mechanic. aren't and they break pretty ea-;ily." said great record-keepers, but they do mechanic and first-year transfer provide one e pecially u. eful tudent Graham Coreil-Allen. service to the school: the The Bike Shop also provide Community Bike Project. the deal of a lifetime to students, Beginning as an Independent faculty, and taff: free labor and Study Project ponsored by cheap parts. Able to buy from two Sociology Profes or David Brain distributors, mechanics usually in January of 2000, the project get good deals on everything from produced 15 bikes by the end of basic parts to helmets and books. the pring semester. After being "We really don't mark anything unable to maintain community up, so don't expect to find prices bikes at the rate of their like this at any other bike hop in disappearance, the project has the world," said Reilly. ince recuperated and released However, Coreil-Allen has The Bike Shop underwent an intensive sprlnc cleaning to clear up space and encourage new visitors. The Bike Shop is meant foremost to be a learning space, eight community bicycles at the found a lack of a "clear definition teaching basic bicycle elf Bike Shop's spring cleaning party of student-mechanic dynamic," sufficiency .... IPii .. created from donated bikes and entitled to a stJ'Vice. As lhe bike 'doo t bikes that have been in the shop shop's website explains, valve cap" Blackburn himself. for absurdly long lengths of time. mechanics are available to show ''It's really fun when you get to Mechanics are usually hesitant to others how to fix their own bikes. have grease all over your hands." use unclaimed and deserted bikes And though mechanics often fix at all. So unless one plans to leave bikes without their owners' their bike in the hop for, oh, three interest, mechanic don't mind All photos this page courtesy Graham Coreil-Allen/New College 4. ... chain jwnps alf the sprockets, try readjusting the ,...dlnllllaurfrom scratch. If this doesn't work, the chlln may be too lqng. 8. Brake pads wllh dllfalt allgument Clft grabby, noisy tnaldng. lnetall pads 80 the .. 1. One of the moet that too of the pad Is 1132 rnm cloeer to the rim edge. much eort or an uncomfol1able tide Is poor rtdlng 5. A tint that looks good from a distance isn't always in position. good condlllon. If the Will of a tint looks worn, daftaiB It a1d look for cuts or eplits. If the chlin can be lifted off the chalnrlng, h chain II worn. 1hle w11 caUM the chalnrlng to Will' and the 6. Brakae shouldn't make any noise at al. Apply antl-clwtge be inac:Jcw1dl. ... to the stam, chain wheal, and saddle bolts. .I pedaling producea no111e8 thlltstop when pedaling ..,_,the Indexing on the denllllaur Is To fix this, try tumlng the cable ....... on. ......... gear one half-tum counter c.locla.TJiee. 7. Remove oil and grease buildUp on bntaks with alcohol Buildup Impairs tnafdng 10. Pedals wllh mliiilna ..... flonterartlriltd


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. ............. .. . . . ........... . . .. . .. .. .. ,.,, ... ._ ...................... .. ... ,.. The Catalyst NEWS February 26, 2003 Landmark building a jewel that needs a liHie polish from page 1 Sarasota, which was once an exciting tourist town. The building at 1214 First Street, with its now deteriorating cast stone and tucco facade, was at the center of all the excitement; it hou ed Sarasota' first newspaper, the Sarasota Times. The paper, founded in 99 before Sarasota had fifteen permanent re idents, moved to the building when its con truction wa completed in Th building helped se t the stan d ar d for Sara ota's di tinctive architectural flavor. The peach-colored Caples Fine Arts Complex follows the Mediterranean Revival tyle Baum popularized in Florida, as will the soon-to-be-built Keating Center. The Sara ota Times Building, with its tower, casement windows, wrought-iron-fenced balconie and stained gla s, i aid to be one of Baum' greatest ucces e though it is often ignored. Baum, born in up tate New York, first came to Florida in 1922. Between J 922 and 1924, construction jumped 500 percent to match growing intere t in living m Florida. Baum was part of this boom: he opened an office in Sarasota and, shortly afterward, received an o1fer from John and Mable Ringling to build a mansion in the Venetian Style Baum designed Sarasota's courthouse complex in the California Spanish Colonial Style; it was con idered one of the county's mo t arti tic public building He also de igned a fi e-story hotel called the Hotel El Vemona, later known as the John Ringling Towers, which combined Spani h heritage and modem .facilitie It wa demoli hed in 1998. Economic downturn, hurricane and "fruit-killing" freeze ended the boom day around 1926. A developer in the St. Petersburg area during the time, Walter P. Fuller, aid, "We ju t ran out of uckers. That' all." The newcomers moved on and so tiid Baum. The Sarasota Time Building was office pace for a while. In the 1970s, it served as tudio space for many Sara ota architect including Carl Abbott, an architect who worked as a ite architect at New College in the 1960s. Architect Victor Lundy and local arti t Syd Solomon al o u ed the building a workspace, as did a company that made guava jelly. Other sources aid that ew College's art department was once based there. Extensive rehabilitation lans were c ompl e ted in September 2002. Draft by Hoyt Architect have already been approved by the city, but must wait for somebody to buy the building in order to implement them. The external rehabilitation would involve applying new tucco, replacing windows, recon tructing the fal e chimney and building a new balcony. The beautifully detailed door and 'torefront that gave the building so much per anality are in storage-the front of the building i currently sealed off with cement-and will probably be alvageable. The building is a good candidate for rehabilitation. It's on the national and local historical registers and is in good condition. It was originally going to be seven tories high, but since construction stopped after the third floor, the building is incredibly sturdy. It was also built to with tand the weight and movement of the printing presses operated by the Sarasota Times. ''I believe the restoration of this building would make a significant contribution to the neighborhood,'' aid Chair of Sarasota' Hi toric Pre ervation Board Chri topher Wenzel. "It i highly vi ible and contribute to the feeling and cale of what makes Sarasota uniquely beautiful.'' Baum him elf loved the idea of renovation. Today, surrounded by taller, more modem buildings, the Sarasota Time Building looks older than it really i Baum loved buildings that had a hi tory. He probably acquired this appreciation for hi tory from his grandfather, who remodeled old farmhouses. The exposed brick poking out of the tone facade and the detailing around the windows give the impression that the Sara ota Tune Building has a much longer hi tory. A 1995 article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune celebrated the fact that the building would soon be renovated. Nothing happened. In 2000, the Sarasota County Hi torical Center con idered renovatin the buildin and the it bu ine s office there. The o r ganiza t i on con si d e red splitting the ground floor with twenty-foot h igh ceilings into two floors to increa e the available office pace. The building would have suited the Hi torical Center well because the layout could provide interesting exhibit space on the ground floor. But, after calculating the co t of restoration and rebuilding at 2 million, it wa decided that the undertaking would be the mo. t inten ive and expensive historic re toration the County had ever directly attempted. The mo t recent wave of interest in Courtesy arasota County Hi torical Center The Sarasota Times Building (as photographed from the Hotel El Vemona, now the new Ritz-Carl ton Hotel) in 1926. First Street looks off to the left, Tamiami Trail to the right. Despite the hustle and bustle of many vintage Model T cars, the picture only gives a hint of the future development of Sarasota. comes at a time when Sarasota Jtself is m need of a makeover. Sarasota' Cotmty C o mmi s si o n e r s re c e ntly met w ith architects to consi d er in tituting a set of architectural tandards to combat the incursion of ugly strip mall building and econd-rate construction," as Commissioner David Mills put it. The county is paying 300,000 to a company that will help the city update standards in order to combat tackines The attempts to raise Sarasota'. tandards will hopefully coincide with the rehabilitation of a building that helped set that original. glamorous tandard. "Awe orne itc!" 'Wo ... a on of inform tion! .edu/CareerServic s R E resume/ V w ting consu tation .. arecr p nning. Job carch trat ie: .. Job nter hip ock intcrvic' tully ahroad. Graduat cbool ello\\sh 'ps. cholar ip .. Volunte r p og ams. mmcr activitie I ndar of e ents. Palmer Building E, 359-4261 Monday-Friday, 8-5


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The Catal t PERSPECTIVE Februa USF's C osley I an oo easy to car catu e Michael Sanderson Opinion & Graphic At last Thursday's public hearing regarding USF's Crosley Estate development plan, speakers addressed the crowd more than the USF officials. Uplands resident Nick Baden declared, "Do you think that when we were given dominion over the birds and the fishes"-and the chairman called time-"we were then given dominion to destroy it?" During a break I asked USF Sarasota/Manatee CEO Laurey Stryker about the allegations of abuse of dominion over the l:Jirds and the fishes. She responded by referring me to USF's environmental consultant, who she said would recount "advice we believe is very respectful of the environmental issues." I expected someone trying to get $10 million from the legislature in a year of massve budget cuts to be more religious. Or at least humorous. Yet Stryker is dead serious on this issue, especially in thi co xt. w Ph.D. in political science and over a decade in Florida's educational system behind her, she's staked this stage of her career on the advancement of the USF Sarasota/Manatee program. No one will head off her plan for 700 parking spaces on the Crosley Estate without understanding where she's coming from. "God willed the Crosley Estate to USF Sarasota/Manatee, and He ordered us to build there to fuliill the mission He has given us," Stryker could have said. What she did say, and has said repeatedly over the last two years, invokes not God but USF's true sovereign. The above statement practically is a quote if you replace "God" with "the Florida Legislature" and "He" with "John McKay." The other sites that so captivated TOWN MEETING -March 5 at 5 pm -free pizza as usual SAC MEETINGS will resume Tuesday, March 4. They will continue through the semester on Tuesday speakers at the hearing were abandoned in early 2001, when Senate President John McKay publicly said he did not see the need for the legislature to fund a new campus. Since then, USF has been laying groundwork for Crosley, invoking the legislature's dictates for cost-effectiveness. Stryker uses a figure of $25 million to illustrate the costs of an entirely new campus. I don't know how that figure was comprised, but I do know Stryker was vice president for budgets and technology at USF. She knows how to crunch numbers to make them big or small. I think Stryker is exaggerating because she wants to build herself a new office with a bayfront view, from which her down at future occupants, reminding them that she built the campus on her way to bigger and more prestigious assignments. I also think her pet turtle died when she was a child, leading her to develop indifference to the plight of such creatures, accounting for the tone she used-the verbal equivalent of rolling your eyes-when she said, "we are still assessing the gopher tortoise situation." Seriously, I have some sympathy for Stryker and her backwater posting, serving the interests of a massive, mechanistic bureaucracy, controlled by a corrupt, erratic legislature. She will do what she has to raise the number of students to a goal set before she was even selected for the position. Right now, that involves finding local The RA Selection CommiHee application deadline has been extended to Thursday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. Applications are due in tiox 217. Updated SCAT (Sarasota County Area Transportation) schedules are available in the front of Hamilton teachers' aids and getting them the credits to become full-fledged teachers. Moreover, when talking about Crosley, Stryker doesn't just mention the frugal taxpayer when arguing against building another library, conference center, fitness center, and all the rest. As she stated at the bearing, "Our students, like New College another site such as Crosley. They have previously passed a resolution to that effect." When, last November, some New College faculty signed a petition to the New College Board of Trustees raising objections to the Crosley site, the Board ignored them. The further irony of the parade of New College faculty and tudents at the hearing was best put by Dr. Robert Barylski, campus dean for ten years under USF and now a tenured professor in the University Program. His thoughtful remarks at the hearing are worth extended quotation: "The pressure for a highly intensive development of the Crosley Estate has been created by New College, which has been insisting that the University vacate the entire historic campus as soon as IJossible. This makes no sense .... "It's currently wasteful of public resources. The fact of the matter is the most responsible approach is for the two boards to get together and be realistic about sharing facilities to put an end to tbis drive to (I ore rsity o o this students, feel passionate about this campus. This is our home." That bothers the New College administration. It would prefer to think of USF as a guest, crashing on its couch until a new place is built. The two administrations have run out of office space in Cook Hall, and furthermore, in order to advance plans for growth New College needs full campus control. The administration doe n't care where USF moves. As New College General Counsel David Srnolker told the Jan. 13 public hearing, "I would like to say that our Board of Trustees has said, and I'm hear again to affirm the fact, that they support the relocation of the Sarasota/Manatee campu to Concert calendar At the State Theatre (Central Avenuet St. Petersburg): 2.25.03 Voodoo Glow Skulls doors open 7:30 $1 0 2.28.03 Interpol

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