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The Rotunda Volume 75, Number 19

Longwood College -- Farmville, VA

Longwood Hosts First

Woodrow Wilson

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Visiting Fellows

Student Career Link By Sarah Greenberg Guest Writer

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Geo-Thermal Testing for the New Dining Hall By Donnie Hubert Rotunda Staff Virginia Power Company conducted tests on Her Field March 18 to test whether the new dining hall will be able to use geo-thermal heating. According to the project manager, Maryann Lentz, the college is one of the few agencies trying to use this new system of heating. Lentz stated that three holes or wells were drilled into the ground each at a depth of 300 feet. The wells were drilled to analyze the soil and determine if there were any obstructions blocking the pipes used in construction of the dining hall.

Virginia Power Company also checked the temperature of the ground to register information for the engineers who will draw up the plans for the heating system. This will determine the heat capacity for the system. After the wells were drilled, two pipes were left in the ground in order to transfer water into the pipes while the new dining hall is being constructed. | Lentz stated that the final working drawings for the new dining hall are being done now. She added that the bids for the construction of the building should be placed this summer.

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Fifteen alumni gathered in the Prince Edward and Virginia rooms to speak with current Longwood students interested in gaining knowledge about possible career paths, Tuesday, March 5. Sponsored by the Alumni Office and the Career Center, the program was designed to allow Longwood graduates to talk about employment experiences. Alumni who attended the Career Link had diverse interests. Each pursued degrees in different fields of study and seemed to be satisfied with his or her college years. Melissa Price, a former theatre major, believes Longwood offers "a good general education with the opportunity to get experience and knowledge in lots of different areas." Other graduates agreed; many cited public speaking and interpersonal skills as the most helpful tools they learned to use while at Longwood. When asking if they would do anything differently if they were again attending Longwood, alumni had varied responses. William Ivie proclaimed that he would change nothing while Gary Bartley stated he would. "[I] might have a greater interest in pursuing more networking opportunities," said Bartley. Several indicated that they wished they had been given the opportunity to speak with Longwood graduates before they received their degrees.

Compiled by Brenda Huffs tu tier Editor In Chief Dr. John Wallach and his wife, Janet Wallach will be on campus this week as a part of Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program. They will present From Ancient Days to Modern Times: The Clash Over Land in the Biblical Middle East tonight at 8 pm in the Bedford Auditorium. Dr. Wallach is a journalist, author, television and radio commentator for CNN and NPR, and the founder of Seeds of Peace, which is a program where Arab and Israeli youth come together each summer to camp in Maine. He has also been awarded the National Press Club's top prize in 1989 for his role in exposing the Iran-Contra scandal, as well as other various awards.

Mrs. Wallach is a feature writer who has frequently contributed to the Washington Post Magazine. In the past decade, she has spent her time writing about the human aspects of the Middle East conflict, even living with different Israeli and Palestinian families on the West Bank to explore the feelings and protagonists in this deadly conflict. Mrs. Wallach has also appeared on a series for Lifetime, for an in-depth interview with George and Barbara Bush, as well as a documentary on PBS. Together, the Wallachs will perform their formal presentation as a part of the Visiting Fellows. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has developed and conducted programs in higher education since 1945.

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Editorial Clarification on Previous Week's Editorial The Rotunda Longwood College Box 2901 Farmville, Virginia 23909

Founding Editor Helen Skillman 1920 Editorial Board Editor In Chief Brenda Huffstutler General Manager Blythe Billingsley Chief Copy Editor Heidi Hurt Copy Editors Donnie Hubert Nicole Messenger Layout George Lanum III Ad Managers Crickett Hayes Nicole Messenger Business Manager Jason Hanchey Advisor Jeffrey Dingeldein

It has been brought to my attention that the tone of last week's editorial came off strong and appeared to be an opportunity for venting. I was also re-informed that men too become afraid in these situations. Never did I intend to discriminate against men and their fears. But to clarify the intent for the editorial, this was written as a part of Women's History Month, accentuating the plights women have had to face. Perhaps, to clarify last week's editorial. Editor's Note on

Women's Hi(s)tory Month, it would be best to place a retraction. Apparently some lines from the article were lost when the story was placed for press. Here are the first few paragraphs in their entirety: As a woman, it is my unfortunate privilege to live in fear. Each time I pull into a gas station late at night, use a pay phone in a poorly lit area, get a flat tire while traveling, walk alone, receive an obscene phone call, receive undaunted stares while walking down a busy thorough fare, or walk into a place where 1 am the only woman, my guard instantly goes up, and I am

Letter to the Editor To the Rotunda Staff: Could it be true? Has the Rotunda newspaper picked itself up off the floor and improved itself.' I think it's true, but not yet believable. I apologize for my sarcasm, but for awhile there I hoped the news* paper would sink to an all-time low and how oat It appears the staff managed to dean up its reporting skills and deliver a paper, or so it seems from the last few issues, mat contains somewhat interesting topics

with good coverage. I commend your change and hope it continues for years to come. The seventy -five years of excellence in writing that is printed with every issue needs to be a reminder to the entire staff, including the editor. Longwood saw this newspaper at its best and worst, and it can be the best again through hard work. Good luck. From one who only wants the very best

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memorizing everything about the strangers surrounding me and rehearsing what I might do if confronted. True, they say that women are more often attacked by people they know. But being wary of strangers is something we, as women, have been prepared for by our mothers since birth. Men are to not be trusted in this unfair and unequal society is the message frequently given. However, with the celebration of Women's History during the month of March, women are given the opportunity to be further empowered from their predecessors and their progress. As Virginia Slims wouldsay, "You've come a long way baby!"

But even Virginia Slims is giving women the unfair underhand by referring to them as baby. We are not babies in any way. Susan B.Anthony, in her persistence for the 19th Amendment, proved that long ago. Men too have reason to fear in these same situations. But studies have shown women to have a greater level of risk when placed in these situations. The only real difference between men and women is the amount of strength possessed. However, women fear out of intimidation because men are usually stronger.

An Open Letter to Longwood College: UNITY, Longwood's Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Support Group, is pleased to announce the formation of UA (Unity Alliance). UA will be a network composed of three subgroups including; Unity (a private support group), campus events, and discrimination examiners. UA's mission is to promote equality on campus for all students and raise awareness of LesBiGay issues. In the future, UA's members will be designing informational material on LesBiGay resources and hosting the UA booth during Spring Weekend. Any individuals interested in joining UA, regardless of sexual orientation, please write to UA at Box 316, Longwood College, Farmville, Va 23909.

Gay people "get up and go to work, have dinner at home most of the time, live with the person they love, visit friends, clean house, pay their bills, rewire lamps, and have Christmas dinner with their parents, some are waiters, there are some in almost every occupation you can think of. Some watch TV while others go to the theater. Some like Bid Macs while others eat only fine gourmet food. Some read popular magazines while others read the latest and most intellectual books, some vote Republican and some Democratic. In short, in most ways they're a cross section of America, and in most ways resemble straights (non gay people)..." — Morton Hunt UA

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Reminder:

Beyond SGA Meeting The Iron March 26 Gates By Heidi Hurt Rotunda Staff

Compiled by Donnie H iirn-rt Rotunda Staff From around the world during the week of 3/25 to 3/30 In France, a woman was hospitalized. Her pet rats, numbering approximately 1000, were shot to death by police officers. The woman stated to the officers that the rate and her cats got along perfectly. She believed the rats posed no threat to the community. In New York, an AfricanAmerican police officer,sbot several ones byafeDowwhitepoIke officer, stated that he doesn't believe his colleague should serve a jail term. The white officer mistakenly confused the AfricanAmerican officer for a suspect Yigal Amir, who assassinated the Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, March 27. He stated that he acted out of religious conviction for his people who are devout Orthodox Jews. His lawyer defended his actions, stating that the belief in his religion confused him and distorted hisideaofrightandwrong. Amir plans to appeal Ins case to the HighCou rt of Justice, whichconsistsofa selected group of people from Israel's Supreme Court

Special Orders of the Day International Studies Hall requested $385 to be allocated for a trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. April 13. SGA reallocated money from last semester to go toward the trip. ISH was supposed to take a trip last semester but was canceled due to Government shut downs. Tosh Marks and Martin Montgomery of the Longwood Players re-

quested $10,000 be allocated. Members of the Longwood Players are traveling to Eastern European countries to perform The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare. A motion was made for this allocation to be reviewed by SAFC. Other Newsworthy Reports President Tricia Apple announced an open Senate position. Apple also discussed the meeting with Dr. Poole concerning the December graduation issue.

Broken Steam Lines Reason for Cold Water By Brenda Huffstutler Editor In Chief For those who noticed there was no hot water last week, the situation can be explained from broken steam lines. As is the routine process, Housing was notified to the situation by Physical Plant. It is up to the Housing Office

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Alumni/Student Career Link "There's more to life than Longwood," Price said. "Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way while you're here. It will serve you well when you leave." Androniki Fallis, Career Center Director, was pleased with the number of alumni that came to the event. "They got to speak with their former professors," Fallis said. "I think it was a very rewarding experience for them." Unfortunately, not very many Longwood students came to the event. Only 37 spoke with the alumni and Fallis said the alumni were 'disappointed they couldn't speak with more Longwood students." At events similar to the Alumni/Student Career Link, the Career Center strives to stress the importance of cam-

pus resources available to undergraduates and graduates. Longwood alumni who attended this program emphasized the importance of utilizing the Career Center— especially in the early undergraduate years. The fundamental mission of the Career Center is to help Longwood students understand that planning a career is a lifelong process. It is designed to ease the transition from college life to the world of work. Primarily focused upon the job search process and appropriate decision-making skills, the Career Center allows students to take responsibility for their own job searches. The office offers a full range of information and services—including job listings, campus recruiting opportunities and credential files.


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Feature Theatre Group to Perform in Communist Countries

One of the nine performing bands at this years Bandfest

Bandfest Held in Lankford By Donnie Hubert and George Lanum, III Rotunda Staff WLCX and Lancer Productions sponsored Bandfest in the Commonwealth Ballroom at the LankfordStudent Union on Friday, March 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 am. The event was also co-sponsored by Mottley' s Emporium and the Southern Virginia Paint Ball. The nine bands that performed at the event included Jaunt, Dynano Hum, The Stingers, Gist, Lazy Cain, Midway, Live Bait, Mistaken Identity, and The Seymores. Each band hadapproximately45minutestoplay, with fifteen minute intervals at the end of each hour given to the next band to set up. Only people 18 and over were allowed into the event. Abiergarten was set up in the ABC rooms, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. for those 21 and over. Wristbands were given for

those who drank and Campus Police watched over the biergarten, as well as the event itself. In the ballroom t-shirts were sold for tendollars each, with the namesof the bands and sponsors displayed on them. Tapes and CD's of the bands were sold as well. Throughout the entire night a medium-sized crowd stayed through most of the songs and set-up intermissions. The crowd did increase and the energy level rose when Gist and Live Bait came out to perform. Obviously the crowd was familiar with these two bands. Although Live Bait is a local band, Gist performs mostly in Washington D.C. Jennifer Moentmann, a member of Gist, stated that she and another member in the band attended Longwood but performed in the D.C. area. Most of their friends, however, were unable to attend the events because of classes, but did come out for this event.

During the performances of these two groups much of the crowd rose up off of the couches and danced throughouttheentiretirne they played. Some of the onlookers preferred to stand and watch, but they seemed to enjoy the music as much. Tim Stanley, a junior who attended the event commented, "Even though I don' t know most of the bands, I thought some of the songs were great. I've been to a previous Bandfest and enjoy hearing the different groups." Bridget Bryson, Chief Trainer at WLCX, stated, "There was more turnout and support this year for Longwood and Farmville bands, which is good to see. There seems to be a need, though, for exploring new bands." The event went over smoothly and much of the crowd seemed pleased with the results of WLCX and Lancer Production hard work.

Students Experience England By Lisa Dimino Rotunda Staff Ten Longwood students will be doing their Practicum in England this summer at Derby College. These students are Angela Clark, Angela Craft, Jennifer Crook, Kristen Gregory, Erin Hegarty, Claire Johnson, Bridget Joyner, Bridgette Moore, Jessica Shurtz, and Rachel Wood. The alternates are Karl Eberly,

Danielle Glen, Melissa Blackburn. Dr. Steven Keith from the Education Department will also be attending. To be chosen, these students had to fill out an application and get two recommendations from professors. Those chosen are extremely excited and are really looking forward to this experience. Sophomore Cristen Gregory said, " I hope to learn how their

education system is run, meet new people, and get more experience teaching." Sophomore Rachael Wood agrees." This is going to be a great experience to learn the culture of England," Wood said. During their three-week stay at Derby College the group may also plan a trip to Dublin. Whatever theirplans, this privileged group of students are guaranteed to learn much from this experience.

By Sande Fulk Freelance Writer When Pam Arkin, a Longwood theatre teacher, returned to Farmville after teaching in Romaniaforamonth, she wanted to go back to the former communist country—to make a difference. "I thought I was so smart, and I would teach these people so much about theatre, but I learned more than I could ever teach," Arkin said. Arkin was struck by the Romanian actors she met. "They were incredibly gifted people who created incredible theatre under really poor conditions," she said. Longwood theatre students were moved by Arkin's stories of dichotomy among the Eastern Europeans. "Romanians are not able to buy food easily, yet their homes are full of books and they listen to Chopin on old, rickety, hi-fi sets," Arkin said. "They are extremely cultured, generous and loving people." Arkin's dream for two years has been to return to the country she feels an affinity for, this spring she will get the chance—along with three other faculty members and about 21 students. Through the universality of theatre, the Longwood College Department of Speech and Theatre will make history in May when it tours William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew in several Eastern European countries. From May 9-22, a Longwood theatre troupe will travel from Romania to Hungary to Austria, to the Czech Republic and Germany to share theatre with students who have so little in the Eastern bloc. The Longwood group will also conduct workshops for students interested in starting children's theatre. There is no such theatre in these countries at the time. "These countries' college education is really so limited," said Dr.

Nancy Haga, chair of Longwood's Department of Speech and Theatre. "The students barely have pencils andpaper. Theyhaveonemealaday. They really have nothing." Last year, after hearing the plight of agroupof actors in Iasi, Romania who wished to start a children's theatre, Longwood theatre students decided to "adopt" this troupe. They havealreadyraised$800forthe group, and plan to continue their support for as long as necessary. From this initial desire to help evolved the plan to travel to Eastern bloc countries at the end of the spring semester. "We chose Shakespeare because his message is so universal, and we'11 perform in parks or on the street much the way his plays would have been done during his time," Haga said. Taking only costumes and a few props, the Longwood student group is traveling only to colleges in countries under former communist regimes. They will stay in dormitories. "This will be a working two weeks for the students," Haga emphasized. "This is not a vacation. If we wanted avacatic«i,we'dgotoEngland,France and Switzeriand." To add a professional touch, Doug Moston, a faculty member of the new MFA program at the Actors Studio/ New School for social research in New York City, will direct the Longwood troupe. To make the trip, the group is working to raiseabout$50,000. Each student is responsible for coming up with the $500 to help pay their own way. Contributions to help make this trip a reality may be made to Longwood College (for the Eastern European tour) and sent to the Department of Speech and Theatre at 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909. The tax identification number is 54-6001788. For more information, call Dr. Haga at (804) 395-2643.

Breast Cancer Awareness Zeta Tau Alpha is promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Information that all women, including college students can use. According to the American Cancer Society, about one woman out of every 10 in the United States will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. In order to combat this disease the key is to start early with monthly breast exams. Risk factors pointed out by the society are, "History of breast cancer

in close family relatives, onset of menstruation before age 12, and obesity—40 percent above weight normal for you" Starting the monthly examinations at age 20 will help catch cancerous growths before it is too late. To get more information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at 1-800-rM AWARE.


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Perspectives Good-night, Sweetheart the mysterious lancers "Black Rose" The young woman lay in bed, her long hair spilling over the white pillow like black water. Her eyes were closed, but she was not asleep. Will he come tonight? she thought as she gently stroked the bodice of the light blue silk nightgown she chose to wear for this night. Somewhere downstairs, the grandfather clock struck one, and she grew anxious with excitement. ****** "Amelia, you really got to get out more! I mean, you' re young, beautiful, sweet, talented, and..." "Keep on complimenting me like that, Cori, and I might turn homosexual and go out with you." "Stop joking for two seconds! Come on, why don't you ever go outT' Amelia Black rose from the table andwenttorefillhercoffeecup. Cori Newman followed and sliced herself another piece of apple pie. Amelia faced the friend she had only known for three days since she moved to the small town of Rockton, Maine, and said, "I'm just not interested. Now, drop the subject" "Noway! You're not getting off that easily!" Cori dug into her purse, took outasmall snapshot, and handed it to Amelia, who glanced at it and tossed it back across the table. "So, what do you think, Milly?" "Cute, I guess. So what?' "So, that's Roger's brother, Keith. He's single, 26, works in the family accounting firm, and obviously, he's gorgeous. Anyway, Roger and I are going out tonight, and Keith wants to go too, so I thought.." Cori's voice trailed off and shrugged. "So, you thought I would go out with Keith, right?" Amelia shook her head. 'Cori, you never cease to amaze me. Remember the last time you tried to fix me up?" "That was Saturday, three days ago. Look, I thought construction workers could be gentlemen. Are you really going to blame me for what that guy almost did to you at the movies? Don'tanswerthat," she said quickly when she saw Amelia's large, gray eyes narrow. Amelia stood up and walked over to the kitchen window and watched the gray waves crashing against the shoreline and the foam staining the beachrocks. "It was sweet of you and Roger to think of me, but no, I don't want to go out at all." Cori shrugged. "Okay, no problem, but I'm not giving up on you, Milly. You need a man, and I know

desperate women will do anything to find love. You think you left the sickos in New York, think again." "Gee, that's a cheerful thought" Cori slammed her hand on the table. "Hey, how about a girls' night out? You, me, Lynn Fry, and Nina Hackett can go to the dance club." "You don't give up, do you?" 'Come on, Milly, it'll be so much fun. Besides, you've been wanting to meet Lynn and Nina." Cori was a very persuasive young woman, and Amelia found herself sitting with her new friends at the bar of the dance club. The four women were admiring the young men sauntering around. "Now, there' s a fine-looking specimen," said Nina, nodding at a tall, slender blond in tight jeans and a blue flannel shirt. "Excuse me." "She's friendly, isn't she?" muttered Lynn sarcastically. "She's found a guy and she's out on the floor dancing, which is more than I can say for the two of you," said Cori. "I'm going to get all of you men if it's the last thing I do." With that, she went to dance with a man with shoulder-length brown hair. "What about Roger?" asked Lynn. Amelia shrugged. She thought all of them were acting like a group of teenage girls, and she liked Lynn and Nina, but she wished she nevercame. Lynn dug her lipstick and compact out of her purse. "Oh, well, might as well look good for rejection." She headed for the ladies' room. Amelia watched Nina and Cori on the dance floor, sipped her beer, and groaned at the beginnings of a headache. "Excuse me, miss?" She turned on her bar stool to face a man of tall and slender build, inkblack hair, and large brown eyes. He wore khaki pants and a black T-shirt that proclaimed STAFF on the front 'Yes, sir?" she asked. "May I see your ED?" "What? I am 21, sir." "Please, miss, show me your DD." What nerve! Is this guy for real? She took her license out of her wallet and handed it to the man. He looked at her picture, looked at her face, looked at her picture again, and then stared at her face, hair, and eyes with such scrutiny that she began to feel uncomfortable. Finally, he handed her license back, saying, 'Thank you, Miss Black. Sorry for the inconvenience." That did it! Amelia grabbed her

purse and jacket and went out into the cool, damp sea air. She sat on the back porch of the dance club and stared out into the shiny blackness of the ocean breaking onto the white, moonlit sand. A breeze came up to caress her flushed, angry, and lovely face and ruffle her long, black hair. "Amelia!" called Cori, who was walking briskly around the back of the building. 'Oh, there you are. What are you doing out here?" She began jumping up and down, hugging herself and digging her bare feet into the sand. 'Cori, I'm tired; I have a headache. I'm not having a good time; in fact I'm very ticked off. I want to go home, Cori. Now." She was amazed that she could be so calm. Cori whistled. "Okay, fine. Let's justgogetLynnandNina Here," she tossed Amelia the car keys. "You know which one it is, Milly?" "Yes," Amelia answered in aquiet calm voice. ********* Slow and sure, Amelia's hand guided the charcoal across the parchment paper. She stepped back to examine the effect She had drawn, for some odd reason, the young man who checked her DD, but she had given him an almost sinister touch. The wide eyes were narrowed and had an almost mocking sparkle in them. The lips had a sensual, yet ominous curl, and the teeth behind those lips were cruel and animal-like. Amelia shivered slightly as she stared at her creation, then added some more shadow to the cheeks. The doorbell rang, and she went to unlock the door. Standing before her, bouquet of flowers in hand and a brown paper bag in the other, was the same man from the dance club and in her drawing. He grinned sheepishly. "Hi,"he said. "This is 201 Rountree Street?" Too surprised to speak, she nodded. "You are Amelia Black, aren't you?" "Yes," she whispered. Embarrassed, the young man said, "I'm sorry; I should've done this differently. Here, "he thrust the (lowers and the hag at her. "The bag has food for you. Good-bye!" He sprinted away from the house. Later that night with the flowers in a glass in the middle of the table, and a meal in the oven, Amelia puzzled over the young man' s strange behavior. How did he know where she lived? Why was he so embarrassed? Would she see him again? He was kind of cute in a boyish way, not like her drawing at all, and he seemed very polite and sweet Around one in the morning, she was asleep, nice and warm in a white

flannel nightgown. The house was silent, except for the chiming of the grandfatherclock. Ameliasleptsafely behind locked doors and a state-ofthe-art security system. Then.shefelt a hand on her face, stroking it gently. "Shh, stay quiet. I won't hurt you," came the soft masculine voice "Who are you?" she asked, and then with growing alarm, "and how did you get in my house?' "Don't be afraid, Amelia." The hand, gentle and sweaty, caressed her neck, face, and hair. "So beautiful. I saw you at the club last night, but you didn't notice me." She relaxed under his gentle hand, enjoying the way he touched her, smelling the salty sweat on his hand. Then he whispered, "I must go. I will see you soon, my love." "Wait!" she exclaimed, struggling to sit up and turned on the lamp. There was no one in her room. ********* The next day, the strange young man from the dance club returned. Amelia and Cori were in the kitchen drinking coffee and eating coffeecake, when the doorbell rang. "Excuse me, Cori," said Amelia as she went to answer the door. "Hello, again!" said the man, his face turning red but he didn't ran away. "I brought you some more flowers. Did you like the flowers from yesterday?' "Yes, thank you. Look, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but how did you know where I live?' "Oh, that I saw your address on your license. I thought you were very pretty and nice, so. . . well, you know." He looked down at his feet Smiling at his shyness and his adorable grin, Amelia let him in. "This is my friend, Cori Newman." "Hi, Cori. Nice to meet you." Cori brushed the cake crumbs from her lips before she shook his hand. "How do you do." She gave Amelia a look that plainly said We need to talk. 'Look, I have to go. See you later?' He ran off as quickly as he did the last time. "Who was that Milly?' "A guy I met at the club the other night He was a bouncer, he checked my DD." Cori snorted. 'That guy is a bouncer? Right!" Then, with a worried glance, "What's his name?' "I have no idea. But he's not the only guy who's interested in me." She told Con about the man who visited her in the night "His touch felt so good, but when I turned on the light he was gone." "Steamy. What's his name?' "I don't know." "Milly, you have all the luck. Suddenly, you get two mysterious

men who arc obviously attracted to you. Maybe I should break up with Roger." She laughed at herjoke, then sobered up. "Seriously, Amelia, be careful. That guy who comes at night somehow gets in without setting off your alarm; you better double your security. As for Mr. 'Bouncer', well, you hardly know him. Anyway, watch yourself." "I'll be fine, Cori." But as the weeks went by, Amelia began to realize that things were not fine. Two weeks later, the shy young man from the dance club began calling her, at first only once in every three days, but then with increasing regularity,calling herevery five minutes. Hecontinuedvisiungher house, his arms laden with flowers and gifts. Twice, she was sure she was being followed by a small, blue sports car when she went to the grocery store and when she paid a visit to the small art gallery on the outskirts of town. He would comer her in her front la wn while she was planting flowers. "I can't take it anymore, Cori!" she exclaimed. "He is really starting to scare me!" "Have you called the police?' asked Lynn, who was joining them for supper that evening. "Yeah, of course. But they can't do anything until he does something violent" Cori shook her head.' 'I told you to be careful. Hey, what about that guy that keeps coming at night?' "I'm not afraid of him. He hasn't lifted a finger to hurt me." "But he's breaking into your house! Plus, youdon'tevenknow his name!" said Lynn. "I trust him with my life; maybe he can tell me what to do about Adam; that' s the dance-club guy' s name, by the way. Besides, the man who comes at night has seen me at the clubLynn groaned, and Cori said, "Well, if I were you, I'd break it off with this Adam;he'sgettingtooclose for comfort. I don't trust this other man, but I' m not you, so do what you must." Later, when the man returned, and Amelia felt his sweaty hand, she whispered "I must know your name, my love." He chuckled softly, a bizarre, but comforting sound in the darkness. "All in good time. Why do you seem so upset tonight?' "A man is troubling me. He is following me around and he won't leave me alone; it's so frightening. I want him to stop." His hand stopped. "Have you talked to the police?' "Yes, but they will do nothing. Continued on Page 7


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Good-night, Sweetheart Please, help me." His hand coiled in her hair. "My poor love. Don'tworry;riltakecare of everything by tomorrow."

as she pulled out a light blue silk nightgown and brushed her long hair. But my love will come. **********

The next day, Amelia finished her drawing of Adam, keeping the sinister quality. "Good drawing." She whirled around. "How did you get in here, Adam?' He placed the flowers and a package on the table. "Did I scare you? Sorry. You look so lovely today, Amelia" He moved to hug her. "Get out, Adam! You're frightening me; you won't leave me alone!" "But I love you, Amelia. I must be with you, or I'll lose you." "You already have lost me because you haven't given me a moment's peace! Now, get out before I call the police!" Adam's handsome face darkened and twisted, becoming the very image of the face in herdrawing. "You'll be sorry, my dear. Very sorry. But, don't worry; I'll have you yet You belong to me!" She grabbed one of the kitchen knives and advanced, she hoped, menacingly. "I said get out!" she said through clenched teeth. He ran for the door, and once outside, he turned and yelled, "Go ahead, and call the police, Amelia! By the time they get here, I'U be gone. But don't worry, sweetheart; I will return when you least expect it!" When he was gone, she sank against the door frame, trembling and clutching the knife. She didn't call the police, but locked all the doors and stayed inside. When night came, she began to relax. He probably won'tcome tonight, she thought

She felt a slight breeze, and then hisbreathing. "Isthatyou,mylove?" she asked. 'Tes, it's me," came his gentle whisper. She felt his hand on her cheek. She relaxed as his hand coiled her hair, stroked her neck, and caressed her face. But then she realized that something was wrong. The hand that had stroked her was sweaty and moved quick and gentle. This hand was ice-cold and dry and moved about laboriously. Plus something wet and cold was trickling onto her face, something almost sticky with a strangeodor. "My love, is something wrong?" She opened her eyes and turned on the lamp. Kneeling over her was a young man of tall and slender build, with lnk-blackhairanddarkeyes: Adam. With eyes widened in horror, she stared at the hand and realized it had been severed at the middle of the forearm. She looked at the bloody stump where Adam's hand had been and groaned. Smiling a twisted smile, enjoying her fear, Adam dropped the hand on her nightgown, smearing it with blood. "Well, you thought your mysterymanwouldprotectyou. Little did you know it was me!" He picked up a knife, a large, sharp steel icicle and poised it above her. He stared into her lovely, blanched face as he brought the knife down viper-quick. As her eyes glazed over, and her own blood stained her bed, nightgown, and lips, he smiled and whispered, "Good-night, sweetheart."

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Joe Jones Dixon, Robbins Head AllSherrod, Mozucha Named Receives State Basketball Team LC Players of the Week Honorable Mention AllState Sophomore Softball Player Junior Baseball Player Named

FARMVlLLE,Va.-.Sophomore softball player Mary Helen Sherrod and junior baseball player Steve Mozucha have been named Longwood College Women' s and Men' s Players of the Week for the week of March 17-24 after turning in outstanding performances last week. Player of the Week is chosen by the Longwood sports information office.

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Helen Sherrod Sherrod was named for her performance at theRadford Tournament last Friday and Saturday. In the five games played by Longwood in the tournament, four of which were against NCAA Division I foes, Sherrod batted .429 (6-14) while driving in one run. She also recorded her first triple of the season in a 10-1 win over West Virginia State. Sherrod leads Longwood with a .286 batting average on the season. She is tied for the team lead in doubles (2) and triples (1), and tied for second with four runs batted in. She is also second on the team defensively with 21 assists.

The pitching of Mozucha was akey toLongwood's4-l victory over Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference leader Mount Olive Sunday. The Lancers won the series opener Saturday 5-4 in nine innings, but dropped the second half of the twin bill 9-2. In the series finale, Mozucha wa%masterful. "Mozucha was the difference," said Lancer coach Buddy Bolding. "We had a better pitcher today. It was a 'big league' performance." Against Mount Olive, Mozucha moved his record to 31 with his fourth complete game. He struck out five, walked one and allowed nine hits, all singles. He leads Longwood in appearances (7), complete games (4), innings (36), earned run average (1.50) and strikeouts (36). Steve was also named Player of the Week February 18-25.

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. - - Dixie Conference Player of the Shenandoah senior Phil Dixon Year each of the last two seaand Virginia Union head coach sons, Dixon was recognized as Dave Robbins highlight the a first team NABC Division ID 1996 Virginia Sports Informa- All-American and the South tion Director's (VaSID) Col- Region Player of the Year. lege Division Men's All-State Robbins earns Coach of the team. The College Division II Year honors after leading Virand IH schools throughout the ginia Union to a 28-3 record state of Virginia and is selected and their fifth trip to the NCAA by VaSID members. Division II Final Four. Dixon, a 5-foot-9 guard from In addition to Dixon, Kurt Baltimore, Maryland, was one Axe of Randoph-Macon was of the best all-around perform- selected to the first team Allers in Division HI basketball. State backcourt. Ben Wallace Daring the 1995-96 season he of Virginia Union, Cam Dyer was among the national lead- from Washington & Lee and ers in scoring with an average Al White of Shenandoah were of 22.5 points per game and named the first team assists at 9.6 per contest The frontcourt.

Longwood senior center Joe Jones has received honorable mention on the 1995-% VaSJD Men's College Division All-State Basketball Squad. Jones averaged 19.7 points and 7.4 rebounds in his senior year. The 6-8 eager scored 1254 points and grabbed 533 rebounds in his career. Jones was earlier named to the All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference first team. He is a graduate of Fauquier High School in Warrenton, Virginia.

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