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April 9, 1998

Regents approve increase in tuition/fees 5.7 percent jump will cost full-time students hundreds more a year by Max Wetz

spending $3.25 more and non-residents paying $9.70 more per credit hour. Percent FY’99 rate $ increase $ increase H i s t o r i c a l l y, increase rounded per cr. hr. per year tuition rates for law and medical school were set according to the 4% $56.15 $2.15 $68.80 average cost in the 4% $178.65 $6.90 $220.80 regional states, however these rates were also held to the same four percent increase. 4% $85.25 $3.25 $78.00 The Board also 4% $251.45 $9.70 $232.80 adopted a recommendation to increase the self-support tuition rates by six percent in The Governor outlined his it hour, bringing the total for FY99 order to fund the salary competiplan during his budget address to to $56.15. For a student registered tiveness plan and keep these proincrease the salaries of state for 32 credit hours per year, this is grams self-operating. Self-supemployees by three percent. The an increase of about $69 per year. port programs do not receive any salary competitiveness program is For a non-resident undergraduate, subsidy from the state. The an increase of 10.7 percent over it is an increase of $6.90 per credit increase brings the undergraduate three years. hour which adds up to a $220.80 tuition rate for the Ellsworth Air The approved tuition rate increase for a student signed up for Force Base BHSU campus to increases the cost for resident 32 hours. undergraduates, currently at $54 Graduate students will also Increase: Continued on per credit hour, by $2.15 per cred- being paying more with residents

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The Board of Regents approved rec• Based on 32 credit hrs. ommendations by FY’98 rate • Graphic does not Executive Director Dr. include increase in fees per cr. hr. Robert Tad Perry that increases the tuition Undergraduate rate schedule for fiscal Resident $54.00 year 1999 by four per$171.75 Non-resident cent and some student fees by varying amounts. Graduate The total cost Resident $82.00 increase of the recomNon-resident $241.75 mendations that were approved by the Board of Regents, which includes tuition, required fees, and room and board, of$1.96 million for next year’s for an undergraduate student tak- budget, leaving the Regents with ing 32 credit hours per year at the problem of making up the loss. Three percent of the tuition Black Hills State University is 5.7 percent or $313.12 over the cur- increase for FY99, the Board said, rent year’s prices. The average was already set at the Oct. 1997 increase across the state is 5.5 per- meeting, but in order to cover the Governor’s salary package, precent. The Governor’s salary pack- sented in early December, a proage and the salary competitiveness jected increase of four percent was program created a budget shortfall needed.

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Building christened David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Students/Alumni recognize professor and mascot in tight vote

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Out of the six possible candidates in a campus-wide vote to name the Student Center, April 24, 25, David B. Miller Student Union won by a narrow margin, with the Yellow Jacket Student union twelve votes behind. A dedication ceremony will be held outside the Union, May 9 at 1 p.m.. President Thomas Flickema decided the final title for the student union would be

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the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Just about any one that had him would tell was always impressed by his ability to inspire. Union. you that, he was an excellent faculty member. “Dr. Miller made a difference to The vote came after the Student Senate A lot of students loved him.” many generations of students at BHSU by and President Robert Doucette pushed adminOne of the students who nominated Miller, bringing history to life through his caricaistration to allow students to name the build- Senior Sociology major, Mark Proctor, said he tures of historical figures,” he said. ing. Six nominations came in-Marc H. Boesen, Walter Higbee, Charles M. Schad, Tony P. Schavone, David B. Miller and the Yellow Jacket Student Union. 10,631 alumni ballots were sent out for the naming of the Student Center. After the votes were counted, 2,700 alumni and 300 student votes had been cast for the naming. With an on campus return of approximately 17 percent. The nomination for David B. Miller came from six different sources. Dr. David B. Miller was an outstanding presence in the history department, said Dean Tom Hills, College of Business and Public Affairs. “First of all he was an outstanding class room teacher,” said Hills. “He brought credit to the university with his research and articles on Black Hill’s history.” Miller was also well respected and admired by his peers and students. photos by Alan Carroll “David Miller was an excellent Reality sets in for senior Akiko Kondo (left) and junior Karin Miller history professor, he was well (right) as they realize they are the recipients of the Outstanding Student known in the state of South DakoLeadership Award at the 6th Annual Student Volunteer Awards Banta,” said Steve Meeker, Director of quet April 4, 1998. This was the first time the award was shared by two Institutional Advancement, “If you individuals. See related story page 3. were to rate faculty on a one to ten scale, he was a minimum of nine.

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Curt This rate is especially for those Regent Jones said, “We need planning to graduate in DecemContinued from page 1 to look at cost con- ber or for those who will be stutainment for tuition dent teachers for a semester. The $102.75 per credit hour. but right now we don’t have an alterna- rate is higher than one-half of the The increase in tuition takes effect at tive.” annual rate to cover the fixed all six state institutions at the end of costs associated with the the spring 1998 semester except for permit. the tuition in the BHSU Ellsworth ‘I understand the Board has their The increases in fees program, which increases at the start hands tied, but if students can’t afford were reluctantly accepted of the fall 1998 semester. by the Board with Regents it, it won’t be good for the Board President David Genap expressing concerns over universities.’ said, “We worry about increases in the rising costs. tuition and fees but, even with the “I cannot support ~Student Regent Jason Glodt increase, this (education) is an investincreases in HEPI; I ment that is better than the stock marunderstand that the bondket.” The Board also discussed increases in ing issues cannot be helped. Student Regent Jason Glodt dis- student fees during the meeting. BHSU Our only other choice is to agreed and outlined the inflation of tuition requested a $0.12 increase above the reduce staff,” said Hanson through the years. “Enrollment has been Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) for Glodt said, “As strongly as down in recent years, yet tuition has con- the general activity fee (GAF) in order to I oppose increases in GAF, I tinued to increase. It has increased 17.4 cover the student union bond/construction would fight for control of this percent in four years, 20 percent since commitment of $291,754 in FY99. This by students, we (Regents) 1995, 56 percent since 1992, and since I is an increase of $41,199 or 16.4 percent don’t need to be micro managwas born in 1973, it has increased by 350 over the current payment. ing the colleges.” percent,” said Glodt. The HEPI portion of the GAF will gener“Regents don’t take these “I understand the Board has their ate approximately $24,150, an additional increases lightly,” said Regent hands tied, but if students can’t afford it, it $9,000 will be funded from budget reduc- Pat LeBrun, “I would rather won’t be good for the universities,” Glodt tions in the GAF, and the final $8,049 was have students pay a little more said. “It’s critical we maintain an afford- requested from the above HEPI increase. to ensure quality. It is necesable and quality education,” he said. The increase was supported by the GAF sary to maintain quality.” Regents expressed concern over the Review Committee, five of which are stuRegent Jack Rentschler increases but asserted the need to ensure dents. said he would propose a morathe drawing of quality educators to the BHSU also requested a new rate for torium on increases throughstate. a one semester vehicle “Six hundred staff will not get a raise registration fee of $25. if we don’t support this increase. Like- The current vehicle regiswise health insurance for those 600 will tration is assessed on a not be covered if we don’t do this,” said per year basis at a rate of Regent James Hanson. $ 3 5 . 4 4 .


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Congratulations to all the recipients of the Volunteer Awards, April 4. I was impressed by the turnout, the food, the decorations. All very classy. Steve Meeker gave a truly inspirational Keynote speech. A special YAHOOOO!!!! for the Today’s very own Steve Babbitt who took the Most Outstanding Advisor honors. He definitely earned it! Thank you Steve for all that you’ve done. You have been an inspiration to the Today staff. I wish everybody could have received an award. I am glad these people could be recognized for volunteering their time and efforts. Volunteering is what makes America great. Thanks for your efforts everyone. This school is really coming together. Brandon Ceglian


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BHSU shows gratitude to campus volunteers

BHSU alumnus selected as Federation executive director

by Justin Wickersham

by Max Wetz

Students and faculty from Black Hills State University, who spend countless hours helping others, were honored on April 4 during the 6th Annual Student Volunteer Awards Banquet held at the Student Union Multi-Purpose Room. Following the dinner, provided by the BHSU Food Service, Steve Meeker was the keynote speaker. Meeker, Director of Institutional Advancement at BHSU, spoke about how important volunteers are for BH. In his speech, Meeker said, “Volunteers are the heart and soul of BHSU. Volunteers are special to BHSU and the organizations they represent.” Assistant Director of the Student Union and Activities, Jane Klug, announced the first winner of the evening. United Ministries won Outstanding Community Service Project for the Shoebox Service Project. Other group awards went to the Student Ambassadors for Outstanding Program for their work with Faculty Appreciation Day, Outstanding New Student Organization went to the Astronomy Club, and Swarm Days Committee won Outstanding Student Organization. Achievement Awards for Student Organizations were awarded to the BHSU Math Club, Newman Club, Peer Assistants, Phi Beta Lambda, Student Ambassadors, Thomas Hall, Travel and Tourism Club, and the UP Team. Every student organization also had the opportunity to give an outstanding member award. “I was moved about winning, but celebrating with all the volunteers was also very important,” said one of two recipients of the student leader, Akiko Kondo. “I feel I make a difference by volunteering.”

The State Student Federation selected Black Hills State University alum Lance Russell as executive director at their meeting March 26 in Aberdeen. Russell, a 1992 graduate of BHSU, is seeking a law and master’s degree in political science at the University of South Dakota. As executive director, Russell will act as an official representative and lobbyist of the over 26,000 public higher education students of South Dakota Russell is not a new face in student government at BHSU or in the state. He served as BHSU Student Association president and vice-president from 1989–1991. His position in student government gave him a seat on the Student Federation board where he served as secretary. He said that through his involvement with the Federation, he worked to achieve the primary goal of “mobilizing the students of the six state universities to maximize their collective voice before the Board of Regents and the South Dakota Legislature.” While at BHSU, Russell was very active in partisan politics as well, participating in the campus chapter of the College Republicans. He also served as State College Republican Federation vice chairman in 1991-92. His career in politics began in 1990 when he was an intern in U.S. Senator Larry Pressler’s Washington office. Russell also served as in intern in the State Legislature and as the West River Coordinator for the “Timmer for U.S. Congress” Campaign in 1992. Receiving his bachelor of science degree in political science from BHSU in 1992, Russell was selected as the executive director of the Pennington County Republican Party in 1993. He worked in this position until he was hired as the executive director of the State Republican Party in 1995. “As you can imagine, this task took an enormous amount of work and patience; however, the experience was one of the most rewarding of my life,” said Russell. Russell attended law school at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1995-96 and the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University in

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Steve Meeker, director of Institutional Advancement, gives the keynote address at this year’s Student Volunteer Awards Banquet. Outstanding Residence Life Involvement, Fred Jackson Outstanding Freshman, Crystal Muglia Outstanding Advisor, Steve Babbitt Outstanding Volunteer, Jay Beyer Outstanding Student Leader, Akiko Kondo and Karin Miller Young Alumni Achievement Award, Gena Largson “Spirit of BH” Award, Tiffany Meidinger Excellence in Leadership Awards, Tommi Jo Casteel, Dawn Glanc, Joseph Maycock, Kevin Porter, Mark Proctor, and Tanya Tolman

1997 before moving back to South Dakota. “I know my way around the capitol and feel I made great contacts in Pierre; these will be very beneficial to help protect what we, the students, already have,” said Russell. The expense of education was a major impetus for Russell’s candidacy. “Increasing cost is a big issue in higher education in this state. We rank number two in our region in cost and if we are going to continue in this pattern, we are going to have to justify the expense,” Russell said. Russell is also concerned with the effectiveness of the Rising Junior Proficiency Exam. He expressed his willingness to help broker the best deal for the students between the Board of Regents and the Student Federation. The issue arose from BHSU SA President Corey Christians’ plan to eliminate the test. He also is looking forward to setting up an Internet web page for the Federation. “The web page is a very exciting thing and I am really looking forward to getting it up. The professors at Dakota State University are already hard at work on the project,” said Russell. He said the site would be updated and run from the Madison campus. Russell competed against three other candidates, Jamie Beisch of USD, Danielle Baxa of South Dakota State University, and Travis Dahle of Northern State University, for the executive director position. Russell takes the reigns over from Andie Fouberg, a junior at SDSU. “It’s an honor for me to represent the students of higher education across South Dakota,” said Russell. “I’m looking forward to working with the individual collegiate leadership delegates to devise a strategy that will ensure our collective voices on higher education issues are heard.” The next meeting of the student federation is scheduled for May 7, 1998, at SDSU in Brookings. Russell encourages open communication between students and their elected leadership, and welcomes comments and suggestions by calling (605) 624-5601, or e–mailing

Campus theft up for ’97-’98 year by Rose Jagim

The total number of crime incidents on campus has gone down from the previous school year. However, there have been seven more incidents of theft so far this year compared to all of last year. Tony St. James, the Security Supervisor on campus, said the crime rate is comparable to other South Dakota Universities. “It’s just like a small community here. Because we have about 2500 students, there are all kinds of people on campus,” St. James said. Crimes reported on campus this year include four assaults, sixteen cases of theft, nine liquor violations (under age drinking) and one vehicle burglary. Of these crimes, only one case resulted in the suspect’s apprehension. It consisted of a computer theft out of the drafting room in Woodburn. The student was caught, and now awaits trial. “Unfortunately we see few criminal acts in progress. Most of what we do is observation, reporting and investigating,” said St. James. Last year there was one attempted rape, one robbery, twenty-eight liquor violations and three assault cases. “It’s quieted down from last year,” St. James said. He attributed the decrease to changes made in the campus lighting since last year. The school went from white lights to orange sodium vapor lights. These new lights are much better at illuminating the campus at night. “The lighting on campus is continually being enhanced,” St. James said. Black Hills State University has security on duty seven days a week, during the day and also from 7p.m. to 3a.m. “We do our best to keep the crime on campus down,” St. James said.

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Story of the stump Surrounding community stops to smile at Nills’ yard art by Kathy Mraz

This, however, was not the Mastermind behind the many faces stump's first encounter with of "stump," Patty Nills, has been decorat- vandals. Last spring, Nills ing the rubble-turned-art since the tree dressed the stump as the was destroyed in a snow storm at the end Easter Bunny. During of 1996. Nills found removal estimates the stump's time as the to be Easter unjustiB u n n y, ‘. . . the most important thing is f i e d somethat I can see them smile.’ a n d body dressed ~Patty Nills t h e stump as a snowman in an effort to avoid an eyesore in her yard. This resulted in the birth of a local tourist attraction on the corner of Woodburn and Jonas streets. Nills, however, cannot take credit for the entire apparel of the first snowman--a member of the Dorsett Retirement Home knit a hat to fit the 58 inch circumference of the stump's head. This community involvement initiated the stump's popularity when a group of Dorsett Retirement Home residents took a field trip to view the snowman and its newly knitted hat. Inspired by the holiday season, Nills decided to continue decorating, and to celebrate, the stump shared a glass of champagne with Spearfish for 1997's New Year's Eve. Since then, the stump has been dressed in many different costumes to represent seasons, events, and holidays, including the 57th annual Sturgis Rally and Races. The black-leather-and-chains stump worked hard to support the rally while slurping foam (insulation) from a giant mug of beer. The biker stump succeeded in attracting the attention of some rally participants. "The bikers stopped by to see the biker stump. They were a little intoxicated and tried to sit on its l a p , "

recounts Nills. "The legs on the biker stump were made out of rolls of chicken wire, so when they tried to sit on it, the legs were flattened."

must have missed the bunny's egg," Nills said. "Anyway, it had to go without having an Easter egg the rest of the holiday season." Another instance of theft occurred while the stump was dressed as an "old maid school teacher." "I made a straw hat that looked like Minnie Pearl's (Grand Ol' Opry entertainer) hat. It even had a daisy on it to add to the outfit. However, somebody stole the hat so I placed a sign on top of the teacher stump's head asking 'Have you seen my hat? Somebody took it.'" Nills also receives negative reactions from her three sons. They have voiced the opinion of either wanting it cut down or blown up and even threatened to cut it down with a chain saw last Christmas. “He (her youngest son) told me that I wouldn’t believe all of the ribbing he had to take because of my decorated stump,” Nills said. Despite the multiple occurrences of vandalism and lack of support from her children, Nills continues to decorate the stump. She truly realized the stump’s positive impact when a man volunteered to plow her garden for free if she promised to continue bringing smiles to the faces of Spearfish with her stump. "There are quite a few people that drive by and take a look at the stump," said Nills. "It is really neat to see them driving by, photo by Brandon Ceglian e v e n Nills with 1998 Easter stump. Last tourists. stole Many of a n year’s bunny lost an egg to a thief. them stop Easter and take a picture, however, the most egg from its basket. "Usually I tie all of important thing is that I can see them the items down with fishing line, but I smile." Other stumps include a graduation stump from last year’s Spearfish High School commencement and a Father’s day stump.

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Snowman stump for winter 1998. The graduation stump sported a maroon shower curtain gown and mortarboard cap with gold tassels. “I was disappointed that I didn’t get the colors changed to represent the University, but the graduations were too close together,” Nills said. The Father’s Day stump depicted a man fishing. “I did Father’s Day because there is always so much done for Mother’s Day,” Nills explained. The stump, neither male nor female, black nor white, old nor young, is rising as the Spearfish community's common thread of inspiration in a place where hope and community are on the verge of being lost.

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Stump celebrates the Irish way.

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Cinderfella leaps in comedy by Robert Hinds

Black Hills State students exercised their funny bones March 25 during the annual Mr. Cinderfella. The event is an all male pageant showing BHSU’s best male talents. It is sponsored by the University Programming Team’s Kaleidoscope Committee. Kevin Porter, chairman of the Kaleidoscope said it went spectacular. “These guys had a lot of talent, each one has an incredible stage presence,” said Porter. This year’s theme,“Super Hero,” included seven BHSU contestants: Brandon Huth (Sophomore), Ben Aaker (Soph), Ellery Grey (Freshman), Gabe Sechrist (Fresh), Matt Kreutz (Soph), Josh Stearns (Fresh), and Calvin Kusper (Senior). The show included a talent and evening wear segment (sorry ladies, no swimming suits). Hosting the event was Kevin Porter and Clint Baird (Mr Cinderfella 1997) with their Men in Black interpretation . The event’s female escorts included Casey Kelly, Crystal Muglia, Val Mudelein, and Brandi Homec. They kept the event rolling while wearing gorgeous evening dresses. You can stop drooling guys. The escorts generously displayed their phone numbers for all those desperate non-participating guys in the audience. The talent segment drew the most laughs where contestant wowed the audience with their off-the-wall ingenuity. The talent performances included: Brandon Huth performing “Oh Suzanna” with a harmonica, Ben Aaker and Ellery Grey in a five minute rendering of Austin Powers, a cross-dressing dance by Gabe Sechrist, an Al Yanchovich lip-synch by Matt Kreutz, a Saturday Night Live cheer-leading slapstick by Josh Stearns, and a rendition of “Cats in a Cradle” sung by Calvin Kusper. The night continued with whistles and “oh- yeahs” as the guys strutted their stuff on the cat walk in the evening wear portion. It also included a question and answer session for each contestant. Questions ranged from “What’s your best pick-up line” to “What are the three best things about mold?” During the Q &A, contestant Ben Aaker’s question was, “If you could date any professor on campus who would it be, and why?” He answered, “Hmmm...Cheryl Anagnopoulos, of course.” (Of course, Anagnopoulos was one of the faculty judges for the event. Ben, you sly dog!) Consequently, Judge John Glover stood up in formal protest over Aaker’s answer. Last, but not least, was the crowning of the new Mr. Cinderfella. Sadly, the awards ceremony left many teary-eyed contestants. The winners were: Gabe Sechrist - 4th runner-up, Ellery Grey - 3rd runner-up, Brandon Huth - 2nd runner-up, and (drum roll, please) Calvin

Meet your KBHU DJ by Frannie Wagner

This week’s featured DJ for KBHU is Shae Tyler. Ms. Tyler controls the board at KBHU every Wednesday and Friday from 1-2pm with her lovely co-host Hannah Blair. “Djing wouldn’t be as fun with out Hannah Blair,” said Tyler. (Boy, that Hannah must be some great gal!) Shae is originally from Rapid City and graduated from Rapid City Stevens High School in 1995. At BHSU, she studies Mass Communication and Psychology. She is a junior and after graduation Tyler wants to go to film school hopefully at UCLA to be a director of movies. Shae likes being a DJ. “I like hearing what my listeners have to say, and I like to play the music I like. Getting requests is the best,” said Tyler. (642-6737 Call her on the air!) Ms. Tyler also serves as the manager of BHTV. “When I’m not down at BHTV or KBHU, I like to spend a lot of time outside hiking and skiing,” said Tyler. Other of her favs include the movie “Seven”, the band “Save Ferris”, and her favorite TV show... BHTV, of course. In closing Shae offers her advice for a happy life: “You can only get out of life what you put into it.” Cusper as Mr. Cinderfella 1998! Cusper had a emotional response to being crowned the next Mr. Cinderfella. “It was great being part of the program, (sniff) I guess I’m still speechless,” said Cusper. Overall the audience seemed to enjoy the night’s event. BHSU Junior, Deleight Kelly, had this to say about Mr. Cinderfella, “Calvin is such a stud!”

Bands rock Student Union at first annual Buzzfest by Tom Schaffer

The harsh cords of guitars reverberated throughout the Student Union Saturday night. Local bands assembled for the first annual Buzzfest. Students and friends from the Black Hills gathered to dance away the night as bands rocked the house. “Five bucks, five bands” originated from the organizers Frank Robbins and Ross Lillebo last year and became reality Saturday, March 28. Unfortunately, inclement weather hampered the music event. “I was expecting over 250 people to show up,” said Lillebo. “It was snowing in Lead and Deadwood preventing concert goers from showing up.” The Craze had to cancel their gig because of snow and Fantastic Sam replaced them, Lillebo added. The weather did not impede the hundred plus diehards who turned out for the Buzzfest, and were glad they made the show.

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Students mosh to the sounds of Spazzo Funck Monkeys at the 1st Annual KBHU Buzzfest on March 28, 1998.

“This was a good thing,” said Shauna Spain, a junior at Central High in Rapid City. “I like coming to these music events because it is a place where my friends can gather and this gives us a chance to meet other kids.” Hardcore rocker, Brandon Bakerberg, said, “It is pretty boring in Rapid City and I like coming to these shows and I wish there were more shows, like monthly.” It would be great if I could do a show monthly, but it takes much time and effort to put on a music event, Lillebo said. In September, Lillebo will start planning for the 2nd annual Buzzfest, which will happen in the Spring of 1999. The Buzzfest started the evening off with LOE (Laboratory of Evil). Fantastic Sam, Spazzo Funck Monkeys and Deadbolt followed. The night ended with Pandrix Napier. The first annual Buzzfest was a success because it brought bands and people together so, they could enjoy an evening of music and dancing. Not bad, five bucks for five bands!

He said/She said: The Man in the Iron Mask As swashbucklers go The Man in the Iron Mask is enterRemember in our last issue, how I wished for a movie taining enough. Based on an 1846 novel by French author to trash? Alexander Dumas, the film is directed by Braveheart screenWell, I can now cross that one off of my Christmas wish writer Randall Wallace. It attempts to achieve the epic bravalist. How can I put this nicely? Hey, how ‘bout this; “If do of Braveheart, but falls short. As a sequel to the earlier you love textiles, you’ll love this movie. The clothing was Dumas novel “The Three Musketeers,” The Man in the Iron well acted” Well, I don’t want to be nice, so I won’t even Mask depicts the musketeers (the king’s bodyguards), after try. This version of the Three Musketeers stories, they have retired from service. Aramis (Jeremy Irons) is now allegedly directed by Randall Wallace, must have been a priest, Athos (John Malkovich) is living vicariously through based upon the candy bar, not the literary efforts of his son, and Porthos (Gerard Depardieu) is still drinking and Alexander Dumas. Dumas must be SPINNING in his womanizing, while D’Artagnan, the younger protege of the grave. legendary three, is now captain of the musketeers. Looking at Leonardo DiCaprio’s pouty-baby face in Tony Rivers Mary Freeman-Croyle Set in France in 1662, the film centers on how wicked King not one, but two roles, (King Louis XlV, and twin bro Louis XIV (Leonardo DiCaprio) exploits his subjects for his in one movie was more than I could take. To ..........................Bad Phillipe) own gain. Louis becomes infatuated with Christine (Judith paraphrase a movie critic of old: His acting ability runs Godreche)who happens to be the fiancee of a Raoul (Peter the gamut from “A” to “B.” The only saving grace was ........................Fair being Sarsgaard), son of the Athos. So, Louis sends Raoul off to war, able to look at Jeremy Irons, (as Aramis) he’s so where he is killed, then Louis moves in on Christine. Aramis decorative, even when he’s acting in a vacuum. Gabriel ..................Good Byrne, as D’Artagnan reveals to his comrades the existence of a mysterious man in an wasn’t too hard on the eyes, either. iron mask, “Philippe (also played by DiCaprio), who is the Gerard Depardieu, as the hard drinking, perpetually ..............Great wenching, reprobate Porthos, secret twin brother of the king. He had been imprisoned six was actually the highlight of years ago, after his brother discovered his existence. this flick, you get to see his butt, now yours doesn’t look ....Excellent so bad, does it? His perpetual, bodily-function-related The Man in the Iron Mask covers old territory fairly well. Although all of the characters are French, the international cast dialog was the best thing this film had to offer. As for speaks with with a multitude of accents, which is disconcerting. John Malkovich, always believable as an arch villain, he is horribly mis-cast The film is nothing special, but it’s an okay action-swashbuckler. as Athos. When attempting to emote, I thought that he was trying to hack up

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Those freedom haters are at it again The tragic deaths of the students killed in the massacre a few days ago in Jonesboro, Ark. should be a lesson to us all in hypocrisy and exploitation. Whenever some nut case decides to go on a killing spree and happens to use a gun for his murderous rampage, the antiMark Lobbestael gunners try to exploit the deaths of those involved by calling for more gun control. Sen. Dianne Fienstein (D-CA) was on the news yesterday calling for more control on guns. She should be ashamed of herself. Using the tragic deaths a few children in one isolated incident for the purposes of advancing a flawed political agenda is shameful. Sen. Fienstein is totally unconcerned with the almost one and a half million children murdered each year in the genocidal practice of abortion, yet suddenly she is extremely concerned about the deaths of five. This is the ultimate in hypocrisy. She shouldn’t be fooling anyone. She is so overzealous in her desire for gun control, lying and exploiting are fair game for her.

The anti-gun crowd says by banning guns we will get rid of crime. They choose to ignore mountains of evidence which say guns do not cause crime. The anti-gunners in this country have to be the most overzealous, lying, exploiters of tragedy this country has ever produced. Even if you grant the premise that gun control causes crime it still does not provide a basis for gun

control. The Second Amendment to the Constitution says our right to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!! Can you read Sen. Fienstien and company? If all crime could be eliminated by banning guns it still could not possibly justify gun control of any kind. Our Constitutional guarantee’s are not negotiable. Our

founding fathers were so concerned with making sure this country forever had guns, they plainly put a guarantee of gun ownership in the Bill of Rights. We should be able to own whatever guns we want regardless of the crime rate. While there is no excuse for shooting someone outside of self-defense, you cannot blame the gun. When Timothy Mcviegh blew up the Federal building in Oklahoma City we did not say it was the bomb’s fault. When the kids in Jonesboro shot their fellow students, though, we chose to blame the gun instead of the criminals. No gun has ever, without a human firing, killed someone. We need to take care of the criminal instead of copping out by blaming the instrument they use to commit their crimes. If you think giving up your constitutionally protected liberties is worth the cost of gun-control, I would suggest you move to a new country where tyranny is the order of the day instead of liberty being our guiding principle. Don’t let all the blood shed in protecting our great nations liberty go to waste by giving the freedom haters their way by supporting gun control. Please feel free to comment by email at

page article entitled, “Christians/Burke selected...” by Mr. Max Wetz, it was spelled “Binning.” And in Mr. Brandon Ceglian’s editorial on page 2 it was spelled “Billings.” And in the cutline under the front page photo of him and Mr. Christians, it was again spelled “Billings.” Now I am under the impression that the correct spelling is “Billings.” And also realize that mistakes can and do happen. I don’t personally know Mr. Billings, but am sure that he would appreciate it if

the Today paper spell his last name correctly. The Today paper staff needs to remember that computers are not very good at checking spelling of a person’s name. That is something that needs to be done by a person, or perhaps even two. In the future, I would suggest that the paper staff double check the spelling of people’s names. This step would help to ensure that people’s names are spelled correctly in each issue of the paper. If the reporter is unsure of the correct spelling of a person’s name he/she should contact that person and get the correct spelling from them. Doug Kasten

‘If all crime could be eliminated by banning guns it still could not possibly justify gun control of any kind.’ ~Mark Lobbestael

Letters to the Editor Today needs to double check spelling Dear Editor: One important thing in publishing a newspaper is the correct spelling of a person’s name. In the March 26 issue of the Today paper, Mr. Burke Billings’ name was spelled differently, twice. In the front

Internships still available Dear Editor: Since coming to Congress in 1987, many BHSU students have participated in internship programs I have made available through my office. I would like to advise student of the availability of internship openings in both my South Dakota offices for this summer. Internship positions are available in my Aberdeen, Sioux Falls and Rapid City offices. Interning in the state offices will provide students with in-depth knowledge of the state and the opportunity to work directly with South Dakotans.

College credits or a stipend is available for interns. For more information about this program, please call toll-free 1-800-537-0025. Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, references and a writing sample. Tim Johnson United State Senate

Correction: In the March 26 issue of the Today newspaper, Burke Binning was incorrectly referred to as Burke Billings. Corey Christians’ name was also misspelled. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion.

What’s your opinion? Write us by e-mail at

April 9, 1998, Page 7



Board of Regents meeting BHSU: What do you think? Do you think the Student Senate should have a learning experience more power? Through the kind and generous invitation of the Black Hills State University Student Senate, I was given the opportunity to attend my first Board of Regents Max Wetz meeting March 26-27. While I thought I was rather keen on who the Board is and what they do, I found that I had a lot to learn. The Board consists of nine individuals from across the state, although most of them are from East River. David Genap of Madison, Jim Hart of Miller, James Hanson of Pierre, Pat LeBrun of Rapid City, Curt Jones of Britton, Jack Rentschler of Sioux Falls, Dan Croninn of Gettysburg, Harvey Jewitt of Aberdeen, and Jason Glodt of Vermillion are the members of the board that supervises the affairs of South Dakota’s state-funded institutions of higher education. Each Regent comes from a different background which adds an important mix to this board. Each is charged with the responsibility of protecting the interests of the students in this state and each has a different view of how this should be done. The Board of Regents is a very powerful political force in South Dakota, effecting every student. To my surprise there were, at maximum, 20 students attending their last meeting. At this meeting the Board approved an increase in college costs of 5.5 percent. This lack of interest is not what we should be showing this body. How are the Regents going to know that we are vehemently opposed to increases if we don’t speak up

for ourselves? The Regents are in a tough position, trying to balance the good of education in the state and keeping that system in the black, but we can no longer sit back and trust that these men and women are in tune with what we think. The Student Federation is responsible for working in our interest with the Board, but we shouldn’t just consign this job to a few. We are all responsible for our education and we should make a real effort to help the Student Federation by lobbying the Regents and the legislature. If we come together and make our voice one, we will be a force to be reckoned with. Five BHSU Student Senate members, Jody Walk, Ryan Maher, Michelle Stensaas, Corey Christians and Robert Doucette, represented our school very well and impressed a lot of people there. Our group was the largest student delegation there with more students than even Northern State whose campus was across the street from where the meetings were held. The BHSU team worked very effectively at talking with the Regents and administrators and expressing our views about the direction of higher education in South Dakota. However, six people is not enough. Just think what may have happened if they had to look 50, 100 or even 500 students in the eye when they raised our tuition. It is my sincere hope that every student will involve themselves with the Board of Regents by attending their next meeting in Brookings on May 7 and 8 or just simply calling them up and expressing your views. It doesn’t matter how you get involved just do it. You can call the Board of Regents at (605)773-3455.

Letter to the Editor Columnist should not oppose differing views Dear Editor, I wish to respond to Mark Lobbestael’s article in the March 26 Today paper. The article attacked Republican leadership and the Democrats for various reasons that I believe were untrue or misrepresented. He wrote that “When our taxes are reaching upwards of half our income, five hundred dollars per year is chump change.” I wish to point out that our tax burden is spread out between federal, state and local government entities. They all take part of our incomes and are all responsible for our tax burden.

More appropriately, we the people are all responsible for our tax burdens. When we demand services, whatever they may be; plowed roads, safe streets, better schools, food for the poor or elderly, etc., this increases our share of taxes that we are responsible for. I don’t know about Mr. Lobbestael, but five hundred dollars is not chump change to me. The real insults flew at the end of the article when Mr. Lobbestael called Jesse Jackson a “worthless windbag” and declared that “Republicans need to remember that Democrats are not friends... The Democrats and liberals are the enemy. You don’t appease the enemy. Your goal should be to destroy him.” Powerful words; however, very untrue and very hateful. I hope that Mr. Lobbestael was just being overly partisan and not describing his true intentions. We feel that Jesse Jackson deserves considerable respect for his actions and being called a “worthless windbag” is not appropriate or constructive criticism. Additionally, I believe that having diverse issues represented in our political system is a cornerstone of our country and we should have no intentions of destroying the other political parties. Mark, don’t let your frustration over political issues prevent you from being friends with Democrats or people of any other political persuasion. Life is too short to exclude anyone, even your political foes. Mark Proctor Campus Democrat President


Crystal Swift Freshman Business Administration “I think they should have more power because they would work with the students one on one, whereas the administration is just there to oversee the students.”

Andrea Hutchison Sophomore Mass Communications

“Yes, I feel that the Student Senate would be more representative of the student body.”

Jase Maygren Sophomore Business “No, I feel the Senate on past occasions has shown they are incompetent in holding office that is the voice of the student body... I believe they have been spoiled by power.”

Vicky Hammond Senior Tourism/Hospitality “Yes, I think the administration should work with the Student Senate and try to incorporate more of the students recommendations and ideas.”

Surveys find college is important PIERRE— According to the South Dakota Board of Regents, Americans view college education as very important for the future of individuals and for state economies. This comes from a February survey by Public Agenda found that 86 percent of the Americans polled felt high school graduates should go to college because in the long run they’ll have better job prospects. The survey also found that a large majority of Americans feel getting a college education is more important than it was ten years ago and that the price of college education should not be allowed to prevent qualified students from attending college. In 1997 the state’s Business Research Bureau surveyed 762 South Dakotans about higher education the Board of Regents reported. Eighty-one percent of those surveyed think South Dako-

ta public universities prepare students for the workplace as effectively as neighboring universities. However, only 46 percent feel that students in the state pay about the right amount for their education. These figures are very promising for students attending college and preparing for graduation in May. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that the rate of job growth in the next decade will depend on level of education and skill training. South Dakotans, like most Americans, view higher education as more significant than ever. Job growth projections confirm what the public already believes: more jobs will require college education. South Dakotans want their universities to prepare people for the workplace and to retrain them throughout their lives.

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Reynolds, Mundt big winners for BHSU track by Jennie Morris

Here she comes-

photo by Tom Schafer

Lady J’ Alisha Swanson vaults her way to a triple jump of 31’ to take 3rd place at the BHSU Early Bird.

What was supposed to be the first outdoor meet of the season turned into another indoor meet at the Donald E. Young Center simply because South Dakota weather prevailed. Although no team scores were kept, the Black Hills State University women’s track and field team started the season off strong with dual first place finishes by conference favorites Lisa Reynolds and Heather Mundt. Reynolds captured firsts in the 1500 meter clocking 5:16.31 and in the 3000 meter pacing an 11:32.7. Teammate, Mundt brought in firsts in the 55 meter dash running a 7.75 and in the 200 meter dash with a 27.76. Other first place finishes for the women’s team were Mary

Kate Guilfoyle in the high jump with a 5’4” vault, Becca Dillon in the 800 meter run at 2:31.83, and the 4 X 400 meter relay team racing to a 4:23.87 finish. Second place finishes for the Jackets were Laura Dye with a 15’11/2” long jump; Burke Binning running a 2:04.05 in the 800 meter; and Brian Oliver in the 3000 meter with a time of 9:10.9. Bringing in third place finishes for BHSU were Alisha Swanson in the triple jump at 31’; Melinda Oster throwing 121’1” in the discus; Erik Myers high jumping 5’10; John Ainsworth throwing 136’6” in the discus; Micki Odell in the javelin with a 99’11” toss; and Monica Headlee in the 1500 meter pacing a 5:27.02. Other third place finishes included Natasha Cushman in the 400 meter with a time of

Women blow teams away by Jennie Morris

photo by Alan Carroll

Yellow Jacket John Ainsworth fights a strong headwind during discus competition at Saturday’s Tech Invitational.


The Black Hills State University track teams traveled to Rapid City last weekend to take on Chadron State, Dickinson State, and South Dakota Tech at the Tech Invitational. While the men placed fourth, the women came home with a big 62 point win over NCAA foes; Chadron. Huge first place performances by the women helped the Jackets to overcome. Sophomore Mary Kate Guilfoyle led off the day with a first place in the high jump at 5’02” , and teammate Melinda Oster offered her support by placing first in the discus with a throw of 132’10”. Junior Becca Dillon finished first in the 1500 meter with a time of 5:22.6. Heather Mundt took dual firsts in the 100 and 200 meter dashes with times of 12.83 and 26.74 respectively. Monica Headlee placed first in the 800 meter dash, running a 2:33.47; Lisa Reynolds ran for a first in the 3000 meter with an 11:38.40, and the women’s 4 X

400 relay team placed first in 4:23.10. Although the men took fourth as a team, they placed first in a few events. Clint DeBoer led the way with a first in the long jump with 21’05”. Freshman, Rowdy Anderson placed first in the 800 meter run in 2:03.40, and Senior Scott Horgen placed first in the 400 meter hurdles with a sprint of 57.03. Other places for the Jackets were: High Jump: Alisha Swanson, 2nd; Trevis Olson, 3rd. Triple Jump: Alisha Swanson, 2nd; Clint DeBoer, 2nd; Jesse Willard, 5th. Javelin: Micki Odell, 2nd; Jamie Robinson, 5th; Clint DeBoer, 3rd; Darin Kellum, 4th. Long Jump: Alisha Swanson, 4th. Shot Put: Cindy Simmons, 4th; Missy Reuer, 5th. 400 Meter: Mitch Boysen, 4th; Mary Kate Guilfoyle, 2nd; Natasha Cushman, 5th. 200 Meter: Doug Hayden, 4th; Christian Jac, 5th; Mary Ann Malson, 6th. 100 Meter: Mary Ann Malson, 4th. 100 Meter Hurdles: Jim Westling, 4th. 5000 Meter: Brian Oliver, 2nd. 3000 Meter: Stacy Trezona, 2nd.

1:03.39; and the women’s 4 X 200, the men’s 4 X 400, and the men’s 4 X 200 with times of 1:54.72, 3:31.54, and 3:31.54 respectively. Placing fourth for the Jackets in the long jump with a 13’91/2” was Alisha Swanson, and Scott Horgen in the 400 meter dash with a time of 51.68. Fifth place finishes included Stacy Trezona in the 1500 meter running a 5:30.33; Mary Kate Guilfoyle in the 55 hurdles sprinting a 10.05; and Mary Ann Malson in the 200 meter with a 29.44 dash. Finishing sixth for the Jackets were Josh Feely in the shot put with a throw of 38’11/4”; Jesse Willard in the triple jump vaulting 38’7”; Darin Kellum in the javelin with a toss of 141’7”; and Jim Westling in the 55 meter hurdles running a 8.95.


April 9, 1998, Page 10

FUNNIES Quotes to live by... Never follow good whiskey with water, unless you’re out of good whiskey.

There’s two theories to arguing with a woman. Nether one works. Always drink upstream of the herd.

Ask Zelda

Dear Zelda,

Spring Break was a real eye opener affair this year. My significant “other” went in search of greener pastures and there is where my problems began. If the other has borrowed all the text books required for their classes from you, and their pants unexpectedly fall down in town, are you obligated by the milk of human kindness, to insure that their assignments are presented to their instructors? If not, why do the instructors seem to have a less-thancordial attitude towards my end? Is this quite possibly because some untruths were told about the circumstances regarding the timely execution of the assignments? Don’t know how to handle the misinformed stares from the faculty....... Signed Robin Hood -Winked Dear Winked, It sounds like you have been taken for a schmuck. You left out some details like has this happened before? Does the pasture to which they reside really in bad shape? You sound like you are just a little bit paranoid to think that the faculty are staring at you for something that they heard from your significant “other”. You asked if you are responsible for their assignments and I believe that you are not.... If they are stupid enough to stray out of a perfectly good pasture then they should find their way back on their own. But if I was you I would change the gates and post a no trespassing sign on the gate post! From what is sounds like they have been fabricating fantasies and it was easier to place the blame on you than to do the homework and turn it in on time.....Some teachers will believe a sob story while the majority consider the source. I don't think you have anything to worry about Winked, what goes around comes around! Zelda

Only 25 Days l ef t ti l l fi n a l s

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A little to the left...


The date rape drug claims more victims in Spearfish by Julia Knickerbocker

photo by Brandon Ceglian

Jonathan Jarolimek and Kelly Gaddis, of Assistant Professor Steve Babbitt’s Advanced Black and White Photography class, helped hang photos that are on display at the Ruddell Gallery. The photo display runs from April 6 to April 17.

Sexual assaults are being committed across the US. with the aid of Ropypnol, a tasteless, odorless and colorless sedative that can easily be added to a beverage such as beer. This ‘date rape’ drug often causes the victim to have no memory of the rape, makes it difficult to prosecute the offender, stated in the book ‘Roofies’: horror date rape drug of the 90’s. Rohypnol is a sedative usually prescribed to treat insomnia. It is used illegally as a ‘date rape’ drug and added to a drink without any evidence that it is in the drink. The blackout usually lasts 3-8 hours and many times there is profuse vomiting. A local doctor has seen three recent date rape drug incidents in Spearfish, in his practice alone. He said that victims should not hesitate to report the incident and by not reporting it, the victim may feel some psychological damage and may never know why they lost hours of their evening. The drug can be detected through tests within 60

No Social Security for the ‘X’ Generation; investment key to long-term planning by Kathy Mraz

way.” Social security may not be around when we Norman emphasizes that if students want are ready to retire. Many people are not going to to retire in comfort, it is imperative to start a be able to stop working when they hit retirement retirement plan right away, the younger the age, if they are planning on social security as b e t t e r . being their only source of income. One way to When one takes advantage of retirement solve this problem is to participate in or set up a plans it not only saves tax dollars, but also retirement plan. allows the dollars in the account to grow tax Social Security was developed as a supple- deferred. It is amazing the dollars that may mental source of income for retiree’s, according be put away over the years. These dollars will to Ted Norman, Certified Financial Plan- be needed upon retirement. Inflation prices ner/Investment Broker at Rapid City’s A. G. of products and goods are going to continue Edwards & Sons, Inc. Congress never intended to rise every year. It is going to cost more that social security down the road to buy would be used as the a loaf of bread and a main source of income ‘Hopefully there will be retirement dollars tank of gas. These for retirement. for us, but the main thing is that we have types of products are “It is a supple- got to take advantage of any type of retire- still going to be mental income and the needed, even upon younger we are, the ment planning that we come across along retirement. the way.’ more we have to quesLarry Kennison, tion whether it is even Investment Execu~Ted Norman going to be around tive at Rapid City’s when we are ready to Piper Jaffray also retire,” said Norman. “Hopefully there will be advises students to set up retirement plans. retirement dollars for us but the main thing is that “I don’t care what else students do, if they we have got to take advantage of any type of learn nothing about investing, at least particretirement planning that we come across along the ipate in their company’s retirement plan as soon as they can,” said Kennison. “Don’t wait until they turn 40 years o l d . The sooner they start participating the better. I advise students when they get their first job, which means they will receive their first check, to max out their contribution to their retirement plan because they will not miss the dollars, since it is their first check.” According to Kennison, students should put the maximum amount of dollars into their retirement because the early years are when the real growth is going to take place. Students should be looking at the real possibility that they will work 30 years and retire for 40. They will actually be retired longer than they have worked. “Students need to have retirement dollars available to provide them with an income stream for that length of time,” said Kennison. “So the sooner they can get started than the more consistent they can invest and the better chance they have of being able to retire and live in the same lifestyle they have become accustomed.” Since there will probably be very little income from social security upon our retirement. It is going to be

hours of ingestion. “I didn’t even know what this drug was. I found out about it the hard way when I realized what had happened. I was embarrassed and frightened and didn’t want to tell anyone. I lost six hours of the night and I had no recollection of anything. My friends thought I was extremely drunk. I was falling down, and throwing-up all night long. Throwing up probably saved me from the rape,” said an anonymous victim. The date rape drug is circulating the bars and parties and students must be aware when they attend these places. “I want to let everyone know that this rape drug is out there, and I never imagined it could happen to me. Be very careful with your drink, and don’t let anyone buy you a drink without watching the making and, to be safe, pick it up yourself,” said an anonymous victim, “Always have eagle eyes with your drink, because it is your body, and you must protect yourself. This could happen to anyone.”


April 9, 1998, Page 11

Rapid City Regional Hospital Family Practice Residency Program 502 E. Monroe Street, Rapid City, SD 57701

A SK THE D OCTOR ... Dr. Rolf Norlin is a resident physician at Rapid City Regional Hospital in the Family Practice Residence program

Q: Is this your first pregnancy? A:

If so, Early health care and guidance is essential. Even if this is not your first pregnancy and there were complications with previous pregnancies, steps can be taken to avoid or minimize their effects.

Helpful Hints: • Avoid caffeine, alcoholic beverages and tobacco. • Take your prenatal vitamins daily. If they upset your stomach, let your doctor know. • Frequent Visits to the clinic are necessary to monitor blood pressure, diet , weight gain and normal growth of the baby. • Vaginal bleeding, fluid, or discharge should always be dis cussed with your doctor. • Iron tablets, if prescribed by the doctor, are to help your body adjust to the increased need for blood and nutrients of the preg nancy. • Diabetes is sometimes a complication during pregnancy. Adherence to your doctors’ recommendation will avoid prob lems for you and the baby. • Your doctor needs to know about all of your previous medical problems and drugs that you take, wether they are prescribed or not • Intercourse after 32 weeks of pregnancy is not recommended and could threaten a pre-term delivery, which could cause seri ous harm to the baby. • If you normally exercise, don’t stop while you are pregnant, but let your doctor know and follow his or her recommendation for how much exercise is healthy to the pregnancy. • If you have any questions, it never hurts to call your doctor.

Investments in the stock market can be extremely financially rewarding By Kathy Mraz

Investing in the stock market can be very rewarding if you take time to obtain knowledge before investing. When looking for investments there are several resources available for your use, such as Valueline, Moodys, Newsweek, Business week or calling the company to get their annual report . Most resources can be found at the library. Investing can be done through full service firms, no service firms or the Internet. The most important thing to remember when investing is to become knowledgeable about the market and be involved with your investment process. Investing in the stock market has been around for a long time according to Ted Norman, Certified Financial Plan-

ner/Investment Broker at Rapid City's A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Years ago there were just a few people trading, however, in 1792 in Manhattan the organized market was starte d . At that time mostly banking and insurance stocks were traded because of their ability to absorb a reasonable amount of buying or selling at reasonable prices. Later it evolved to lots of companies trading shares of their company so they could raise capital for their business. People wanted to own shares of different companies because with ownership rights they are able to participate in the growth of the company over time. "This is the reason people buy stocks to begin with and

they have been rewarded quite well for it over time. There are many different types of companies, the newer companies may be considered as an aggressive start up stock. As the company begins to mature it becomes more of a conservative type of stock and may pay dividends," Norman said. Larry Kennison, Investment Executive at Rapid City's Piper Jaffray Inc. said, "The stock market is obviously going to be a rewarding place to invest if you give it time and spend time learning about the market. If you look at investment charts from 1925 until 1995 you are not likely to see any 15 or 20 year periods where we ever lost money. In other words there were dips in between there, but if you left

Outing Center having a busy spring by Brandon Ceglian

The Outing Center staff are fervently continuing in their eternal quest to cure attacks of boredom and the disease of sloth. They can be seen bustling around the Student Union basement in preparation for the busy spring season. Located in the Recreation Center they are responsible for the Game Room's maintenance(pool tables, dart board, foosball, billiards, ping-pong, and video games), recreation equipment rental and, of course, they sponsor many "outings." They launched an exiting voyage to Harney Peak March 21 led by Student Manager, Chilly Rollison. When the group reached the top they were greeted by over 100 Lakota Sioux Native Americans participating in a drum and pipe ceremony to celebrate the Spring Equinox.

"It was incredible," Rollison said. The group was in "awe of the landscape" as well, he said. Though the day started out quite chilly (pun intended), and the ice covered steps of the lookout tower were "deadly," the group made it home safe and in better physical shape. "I lost a couple of pounds," Rollison said. "It was cold enough that we really had to work. The day turned out to be fairly nice though." Black Hills spring trips are for the adventurous, Rollison said. "Doing trips in the spring can be crazy because the weather is so unpredictable. But we welcome anyone," he said. The Outing Center still has several more Spring events, but due to their popularity there is only room for a few more participants in each. April 18, 19—the Center is sponsoring a trip to Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford Nebraska; April 26—field rip to Ludlow Cave; and May 2— red water canoe trip. The Center will have three new canoes available for this excursion. The Outing Center will also be hosting their annual Expo and

Courtesy photo: Outing Center

Chilly Rollison ganders from atop Harney Peak on a recent Outing Center excursion.

BBQ, April 22, on the north side of the Student Union. Rental equipment will be on display and staff will be there to visit with.There is a wide variety of Spring equipment available for a minimal cost through the Center. For the outdoor types, check out their camping and fishing equipment, bicycles, sports racquets and balls, volleyball and badminton sets, and water accessories including, inner-tubes, boats, canoes, and even a windsurfer. They also have free use of an air tank for flat balls, tires, or inflatable water toys.

your investment in long enough it was usually rewarding for you. Stocks are always outperforming every other investment type, such as certificates of deposit, savings, treasury bonds [government investments], corporate bonds [investments from corporations] etc." "It [variable annuities] grow on a tax deferred basis, the taxes on the growth are deferred until such time as you take money out of the plan. Within the annuity the only thing that can be put in are mutual funds, which keeps it more controlled and could also help towards estate planning," said Kennison. Some of the different types of bonds are municipal bonds which are obligations of the issuer to pay interest and principal at maturity. The income paid from these bonds is tax free, you never pay income tax. Below the municip a l bonds are corporate bonds, which a r e issued by corp o r a tions. These

corporations issue bonds as a way to help finance their business. "A person that is interested in investing should set goals and needs," said Kennison. "One of the safest methods to determine this is to set up an investment pyramid, the bottom of the pyramid will be things like bonds, CDs, savings accounts, cash value life insurance - safe money. Next is the intermediate portion of the pyramid which could consist of common stocks, growth mutual funds, things like that. At the very top of the pyramid is going to be your very speculative, aggressive investments such as gold hedges, sector funds, international funds, things of this nature. As you go up the pyramid you are increasing your risk, but you could also be increasing your rewards. You have to find out where that happy medium is for

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$400 or best offer. Call 6420195, please leave message. INDIAN AWARENESS WEEK AT

BHSU . April 14-17, 1998 is Indian Awareness week. There will be numerous events all week and everyone is encouraged to participate. Some of the events include: a bone marrow drive, poetry readings, journalism and American Indian Studies, and American Indian Studies in higher education. for more information contact the Lakota Omniciye.


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Students for Informed Voters announce that Bob Newland, Libertarian candidate for Governor, will be o campus April 20th at 3:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Rooms 3 & 4 of the Student Union. Everyone is welcome and questions are encouraged. FINE ARTS CHAIR OPEN

The University Programming Team has an opening for the 1998 fall semester for the Fine Arts Chair. This position offers great job experience and a chance to decide where your activity fees are going! If you are interested or need more information call us at 642-6418. ATTENTION VETERANS

All Veterans planning on attending summer school must have summer schedules turned in to the Veterans Affairs Office by April 20. Failure to have schedules in can result in a loss or delay in benefits!!



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