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Students dance through annual ball ,0n Saturcfay, more than 500 O-Cojie students attendedtfie annual fantasia dance at the 'Amwaxj QrancfTlaza. T'he ewning incCucCecfjUiger foods, such as embossecf chocofate ccfterecfstrawberries, dancing, ancftfie signature strawberry punch. 'The event was coordinated'by the Social 'Activities

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Chelsea Kleweno ('08) and Ryan Levitt of GVSU share a song on the dance floor.

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Christine VanTimmeren ("08) and Drew Meyers from GVSU pose by the Amway staircase.

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Faculty, students examine history and future Evelyn Daniel SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

Stumbling upon Hope College's campus during its founding year of 1866, present-day students would have discovered a very different place. In comparison to the thirtyseven areas of study offered today, students in that first graduating class—eight students, all male—were probably training to become ministers, missionaries, or teachers. T h e school's motto, "Spera in D e o / ' translated 4, Hope in God," summed up its mission: to educate young people who could make the future world a better place through their faith in God and Christ. Today, students are not threatened with expulsion for failing to attend chapel, and faculty members are not required to be members of the Reformed Church of America. With well over 3000 students, a majority of which are now female, Hope's campus has visibly changed greatly over the years. But has its focus changed?

The question i s one of many explored by Professors Carol Simon and James Kennedy in their- recently published book. Can Hope Endure? A Historical Case Study in Christian Higher Education. T h e book, which traces H o p e ' s history from its founding to 2000, "focuses on issues connected to the college's sense of what it meant to have a religious motivation and roots," said Simon, a professor of philosophy on campus. Although many colleges were founded with an emphasis on a Christian faith, Hope is one of the few that kept this faith central into the 21M century. Simon and Kennedy examined the choices that college administrators made when seeking a balance between a well-rounded education that embraced the growing diversity on campus and the religious beliefs that were its foundation. Similar questions continue to be raised in institutions across the country. "We were paying attention to the national

conversation about how Christian liberal arts education could aim at academic excellence while remaining faithful to its religious heritage and motivations," Simon said. This national conversation is one that continues to be held on Hope's campus. Students, faculty, staff, administration, and members of the Board of Trustees have come together to form a Strategic Thinking Council, investigating where the college is now and more importantly, where it is going in the next five years. " M y vision for Hope is that the College will be at the same time exceptional educationally and vibrantly Christian," said President James Bultman. Strategic planning is vital to the success of any organization, and Hope is no exception. Smaller committees in many areas pertinent to the college's growth will meet and funnel their visions to the larger council. Underlying this discussion is a strong sense that both faith and academics must have a

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The Japan Club is opening the doors to Maas Auditorium tomorrow night for Dance Dance Revolution and karaoke in support of Dance Marathon. Admission to the event is only SI and an additional charge of $1 will be required to dance and sing karaoke. Pizza and soda will be available for $1 and S.50 respectively. If you have a specific song to request, email iapanclub(Q>hope.edu to ensure they will have your song ready.

primary role in the future, just as they have throughout H o p e ' s history. " W h e r e Christian education heads in the future depends on how creative and faithful Christian scholars and students are to Christ's call to love God with all our minds and our neighbors as ourselves," Simon said. "I think that Christian higher education will reflect the best and the worst of Christianity in the future, much as it always has in the past." As Hope moves forward, it is with much optimism during a period of unprecedented progress and expansion. The college hopes to continue growing, spiritually as well as intellectually. ' T h i s is a very exciting lime in the history of the College. Much has been accomplished and there is much to celebrate. In our 'quest to be the best,' there are many challenges t h a t when addressed, will enable the College to be better t o m o r r o w than we are today," Bultman said. "Together, we can more fully achieve our mission with distinction."

Food makes world go round This Saturday, Maas Center is hosting the International Food Fair from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the event cost $.25 and all money goes toward the tsunami relief effort. A main dish will run two tickets and dessert, salad, and other dishes will cost you one. Make sure you eat dinner before attending this event, however: the fair will only be giving out samples of the delicious international foods.

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Math prof has "pet" project Amanda Zoratti

mal solutions found in nature. The basis for the tour began when P c n n i n g s look his d o g to L a k e Michigan to play fetch. He noticed that Elvis would run along the shore part way b e f o r e diving into the water and swimming to the ball. Pcnnings then clocked the running and swimming speed of his dog and collected data on the subject for the remainder of the afternoon. When he plotted the results, it became a p p a r e n t that Elvis was u n c o n sciously finding the path that minimized his retrieval time. Elvis c o m e s to work with Pcnnings and can be seen waiting for Pcnnings on campus. Recently. P c n n i n g s h a s d e v e l o p e d a new

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Tim Pcnnings, Professor of M a t h e m a t i c s , and his Welsh Corgi. Elvis, recently gave speeches in Madison Area Technical College and E d g e w o o d College in Madison. WI as part of a program to reach out with mathematics. The pair travel together to demonstrate the opti-

method of communicating with his dog. where there is no talking involved what-so-ever. He asks the viewer which trick he would like to see. then staresat the dog until the dog completes the trick. As the two continue their mathematical modeling, they also continue to receive more recognition for their work. Pcnnings' work has b e e n p u b l i s h e d in the C o l l e g e M a t h e m a t i c s Journal and in the C h i c a g o Tribune, a b c n e w s . c o m . and the BBC. Keep your eyes open for Elvis... he just may help you pass your calculus class. He's more than happy to help you with any math q u e s t i o n s you h a v e . Just email him at Elvis@hope.edu.

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Mathematics Professor Tim Pennings and Elvis sit on the window ledge in the classroom, answering questions in a late-night study session.

Hope hosts inaugural medical conference Lindsey Manthei SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

This July, the Hope S u m m e r Institute will hold its inaugural conference called "Exploring the Art of Medicine: L i f e L e s s o n s f r o m Hippocrates to Today". The Institute is a continuing education program for physicians with topics inc l u d i n g the H u m a n G e n o m e Project, genetic ethics, the power of sleep, and the power of forgiveness. H o p e ' s S u m m e r I n s t i t u t e is

spearheaded by Dr. David Lowry, an 89 H o p e g r a d u a t e , and Dr. Donna Berkey ( ' 8 9 ) Lowry. The couple is hoping to bring physicians attending the conference back to their liberal arts roots while allowing them to continue their medical education. The conference begins on Thursday. July 28 with a keynote address on the Human Genome Project by Dr. Michael Sandel. a Harvard University professor of g o v e r n m e n t who also serves as an advisor to

President George W. Bush on Bioethics. T h e discussion of genetic ethics will continue through Friday. Saturday's session includes various topics, including the power of f o r g i v e n e s s , w h i c h H o p e ' s Dr. Charlotte vanOyen Witvliet has researched extensively. One of the unique aspects of the H o p e S u m m e r Institute is that physician's families are invited to attend as well. While the physician of the family is in meetings in the morning, the families are invited to

enjoy some of the attractions the Holland area has to offer, including d o w n t o w n shopping, nearby beaches, and restaurants. A science c a m p is a l s o being o f f e r e d f o r younger children. In the afternoons, the program has activities planned for both the physicians and their families, including kayaking, boating on Lake Macatawa. and a theater production. Hope Summer Institute's goal is to allow physicians to c o n t i n u e

their education while returning to their roots and enjoying time with their families. Dr. Lowry said in a recent interview that she hopes to see physicians rejuvenated by their experience at the Institute, allowing them to remember why they desired to become physicians in the first place. As this first S u m m e r Institute approaches, plans are already beg i n n i n g to make this an a n n u a l event, and perhaps even extend the conference to other professions.

G R O W A (SOCIAL) CONSCIENCE Mackenzie ~~tSmith Guesl Columnist

Unacceptable ignorance on global AIDS crisis

Editor's Note: On behalf of the Hope group who traveled to the Student AIDS Summit at Wheaton College this past weekend. I would like to thank the Crossroads Project and the political science department, especially Annie Dandavati. for their sponsorship of this trip, which raised our awareness and changed our perspectives. It is unacceptable. It is unacceptable that a college newspaper can refer to Africa as a country, rather than the continent it is, six times the size of the United States. It is unacceptable that this is only one of many examples of the ignorance of our generation. It is unacceptable that part of this ignorance concerns the greatest humanitarian crisis the world has ever seen; the H I V / A I D S pandemic. Kollen Hall houses 247 students. Imagine, for a moment, if Kollen was attacked tonight and all its residents killed. (Did you lose a friend, a sibling, a study partner?) The next day, others m o v e d in—but they were all killed by another attack that night. (Now 494 have died. How many did,vow know? Would the media be there, and would the community, the nation, the world care?) N o w imagine this were to happen

lived—died of A I D S at 21. Olivia touched every day for a month. Within 13 days, the other lives; she was one of the connections student body of Hope would be gone. Yet, in our chain o f humanity. And she was in the end. the number o f dead still only one of 22 million. wouldn't equal the number killed in the To understand the true scope of this world every day by AIDS. plague, we must hold the statistics in our More than 8,000 lives are snuffed out hearts and put them in the perspective of every day. One person every eight the real lives they represent. seconds. Can you imagine? It is also essential that we approach this The sheer magnitude of this tragedy issue with a bias toward love. As Chrismust be understood—but statistics can be tians, this is our greatest law; as members overwhelming. In order to really underr o f humanity, it is the requirement of stand. we must imagine it one person at a compassion. Our love must knock down time. There must be a connection between walls of judgment, march across political heart and mind on this issue; when there is, boundaries, and tear apart false prejudices. inaction becomes unacceptable. Too often 44 AIDS is not the gay disease. It is not we spend so much time knowing about an the promiscuity disease. It is not the drug issue that we fail to truly know. So let me addict's disease," said Katie Stacy ('06), introduce you to Olivia... who attended the conference. "It is the Olivia is a girl. She watched her father disease of the maiginalized. A I D S preys die of AIDS. Then her mother got sick. on those who feel they do not have a Olivia quit high school to take care o f " h e r future, those who m u m m y " ; she mmmtmmmmmmmmmmmm a r e abused, those mmm gave up her lime TTimmmTT who cannot defend and energy, her M O f e t h a n 8,

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youth. When ' ' A I D S attacks Olivia's mother m—mmmaam lumntmmmm those without hope. died in her arms, It must b e battled, then, by giving hope Olivia became an orphan. She became one back to the world—and to do this is the of 14 million orphans, innocents who calling, the responsibility, of our generasuffer through no fault of their own. . tion. Olivia was b o m HIV-free—but she What can you or I—or anyone—really contracted HIV when she was sexually do in the face o f this massive crisis? abused as a child. Olivia—a beautiful We can care. And out of our concern, woman who laughed and smiled, who felt we can ask those affected: " H o w can I love fear and joy, who cried and cared, who

you? This question is where we need to start. We must continue by authentically listening to the answer. Doing so will allow us to shape an effective response motivated by divine love and marked by personal compassion. Jennica Skoug ('06) explains that a response formulated in this way can lake an almost infinite number of forms. "Break down prejudices, misunderstandings, and social taboos by educating yourself and others—and you are fighting A I D S . " Skoug said. "Talk. Raise a stir in the student scene, in the church scene, in any scene that can be seen, and you'll raise a stir in the political scene, where advocacy turns into policy and commitments to help those in need." So what can you do? Know. Make it personal. Love. Act. This is it, this is our chance to say, "Not on our watch." This is our calling. Proverbs 31, verses 8-9 tell us, "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who atv destitute. Speak up and judge fairly: defend the rights of the poor and needy" Will you sit and watch? Or will you take your privilege, your resources and your life and use them to change the world?


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February 23, 2005

GPS features soul singer Nnenna Freelon Freelon is a world renowned artist actively involved in the education of future vocalists Jenny Cencer SPOTUGHT

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On Friday at 7 : 3 0 p.m. D i m n e n t Chapel will reverberate f r o m ihe voice of a five-lime G r a m m y nominated j a z z artist. Hope College's Great Performance Series continues its 2005 season with an appearance by Nnenna Freelon, a nationally renowned j a z z vocalist. v Her first album w a s released July 1, 1992 and sparked a succession of prestigious j a z z r e c o g n i t i o n s s u c h a s G r a m m y and Soul Train's "Lady of S o u l " nominations. U n d a u n t e d by her success, Freelon s p o n s o r s a variety of w o r k s h o p s for both adults and children. T h e National Association of Partners in Education, w h i c h s p o n s o r s over 400,000 community partnership p r o g r a m s t h r o u g h o u t the U.S., a p p o i n t e d Freelon as it's national spokesperson. She is

n o w w o r k i n g a l o n g s i d e t h e P a r t n e r s in E d u c a t i o n ' s seven million v o l u n t e e r s to create and uphold performing arts education programs in order to improve the quality and versatility of American education as a whole. "Every person has creative potential. 1 help t h e s t u d e n t s c o m m u n i c a t e t h r o u g h the imaginative voice," Freelon said. She conducts workshops for all interested v o c a l i s t s a n d j a z z e n t h u s i a s t s in t h e c o m m u n i t y such as "The House of S o n g , " "Concert with Conversation," "Sound Sculpture" and " B a b y s o n g . " " T h c House of S o n g " is designed to c h a l l e n g e a s i n g e r ' s perception of what is possible vocally within t h e m e l o d i c f r a m e w o r k of t h e m u s i c . Students incorporate traditional and modern techniques in varieties of improvisational settings in order to explore phrasing, lyrics, melodic storyline, emotion, and the effects of silence. " C o n c e r t with C o n v e r s a t i o n " i n t e g r a t e s an i n f o r m a l c o n c e r t with p a r t i c i p a t o r y s o n g s and o p p o r t u n i t i e s to critique o r ask questions. "Sound Sculpture" utilizes vocal exercises and active listening techniques in order to examine the physical

and emotional weight each sound possesses. T h e class will collaboratively design a s o u n d " s c u l p t u r e " by c r e a t i n g v a r y i n g degrees of depth and color in their sound through shading, rhythmic patterning and by c o m m u n i c a t i n g an e m p h a s i s on t e x t u r e . " B a b y s o n g " was developed Freelon al Duke University Medical Center in 1990 where she s a n g to c a l m m o t h e r s a n d w e l c o m e to n e w b o r n s into the world. Eventually, she began offering " B a b y s o n g " as a miniworkshop in conjunction with childbirth and parenting courses. "I try to encourage mothers to sing to their babies, and 1 try to tell them that their n e w baby thinks they have a w o n d e r f u l voice, because they h a v e n ' t d e v e l o p e d as critics y e t . . . " Freelon said.. T h r o u g h e d u c a t i o n a l o u t r e a c h a n d an individualized tone and jazz technique, F r e e l o n has e x c e l l e d as a m e n t o r in the c o m m u n i t y as well as a performer onstage and in the recording booth. To hear Freelon in concert, purchase tickets al the theatre lobby box office in the DcWiit Center. General public a d m i s s i o n is $14,

Nnenna Freelon, singer senior citizens arc $12, Hope students and children 18 and under are $5. T h e box office is open Monday through Friday f r o m 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be contacted by calling (616)395-7890.

Reel in some good times at the DeWitt Theatre T h e Ice Fishing Play" writen by Kevin Kling will run for two weeks H o p e C o l l e g e T h e a t r e will p r e s e n t " T h e Ice F i s h i n g P l a y " written by Minnesota playwright Kevin Kling. beginning Thursday, Feb. 17. T h e production will have a twow e e k run, T h u r s d a y and Friday, Feb. 17-18, and Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 23-26. in the DeWitt C e n t e r main theatre. All performances begin at 8 p.m. "The Ice Fishing Play" altempts to c a p t u r e the e s s e n c e of life in Northern Minnesota. A s Ron waits in his icehouse hoping to catch "thp big o n e " during the Storm of the Century, he never has a moment of peace. Family, friends and visitors interrupt his solitude, bringing with them memories f r o m the past. John Tammi, a m e m b e r of the Hope College theatre faculty and director of the production, feels a s t r o n g c o n n e c t i o n to " T h e Ice Fishing Play." "Having grown up in Minnesota, only 10 miles f r o m Kevin Kling's hometown, working on this play is

a little like returning to my roots," T a m m i said. " K e v i n K l i n g is a m a s t e r s t o r y t e l l e r a n d *The Ice F i s h i n g P l a y ' is built o n , e v e n driven by, story telling qualities. T h e f a c t that the a u t h o r will be p e r f o r m i n g his o n e - p e r s o n play, 'Freezing Paradise.' on our set adds significance to our production. It's going to be a celebration of winter, of ice-fishing, of story telling, of life in the Upper Mid-West and the everyday mythologies that inform our existence." Members of ihe production team include a variety of members of the Hope theatre faculty, staff and

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s t u d e n t s . Faculty member Richard Smith is the scenic and properties designer, and faculty m e m b e r Perry Landes is lighting and sound designer. A b b e y Youngerman (*05) of R o y a l Oak is the c o s t u m e d e s i g n e r , and t h e a t r e department staff m e m b e r Paul Anderson is the A W O H O f f P H O T O BY M l C H E L L E B O M B E t e c h n i c a l Brandon Ruiter ('08) as Ron, Adam Carpenter ('07) as Jr, Chad Coe director. Other ('07) as Duff. Ron, Jr. and Duff reminisce as they wait out "the storm of key positions the century." i n c l u d e Katie Play" are $7 f o r regular admission, (*08) of P o m o n a , N.Y., as Seifert ( 4 05) of Plymouth, as stage $5 f o r faculty and staff, and $4 for S h u m w a y : A d a m S. C a r p e n t e m a n a g e r ; and, as assistant stage students and senior citizens, and arc ( 4 07)r of Auburn Hills as Junior; managers, Emily C a s e y ( ' 0 6 ) of available in the theatre lobby box C h a d C o e ( ' 0 7 ) of B i r m i n g h a m a s Wheaton, 111.. Betsy Carlson (*06) office in the DeWitt Center. D u f f ; Keith J a n o f s k i (*06) of of Slidell, La., and Stacy T h o m a s T h e box office is open weekdays Marquette as Francis; and Brandon (*08) of Clare. from 10 a.m. lo 5 p.m. and until 8 Ruiter ( ' 0 8 ) of G r a n d Rapids as Cast m e m b e r s include; Rachel p.m. on p e r f o r m a n c e nights, and Ron. A c h t e m e i e r ( ' 0 6 ) of D u b u q u e , can be called at (616) 395-7890. T i c k e t s f o r " T h e Ice F i s h i n g Iowa, as Irene; Steven C. Branford

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Professor of Music sponsors Opera Workshop S e v e r a l H o p e C o l l e g e s t u d e n t s will p a r t i c i p a t e in a n o p e r a w o r k s h o p o n T h u r s d a y , F e b . 2 4 , at 6 p . m . in W i c h e r s Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music. T h e program will include both classical and contemporary pieces, and includes pianists Jane Bosko, staff accompanist; Elizabeth Claar, staff accompanist; and Christopher Turbessi, a freshman from Nunica. T h e first piece will be Act I, scene I of G i o achino Rossini's "La cenerentol." T h e full-lenglh Italian opera tells the story of C i n d e r e l l a . It w i l l f e a t u r e K a l e e n a

C h i l c o t e ( ' 0 7 ) of M i d l a n d as C l o r i n d a ; Trevah DiSalvio ( ' 0 8 ) of H o m e r as Tisbe; K a y G i l l e t t e ( * 0 8 ) of G r a n d L e d g e as Cenerentola; and Michael Braaksma(*07) of Maywood, ill., as Alidoro. T h e second piece will be Act I, scene 14 of Kurt Weill's "Street Scene." T h e opera was originally written for B r o a d w a y with lyrics by Langston Hughes. It will feature Stephen M c E w a n ( ' 0 8 ) of Midland as S a m and Alicia Pashby (*07) of Midland as Rose. T h e third piece will be the opening scene from G i a c o m o Puccini's " S u o r Angelica."

T h i s one act opera tells the story of a nun's suicide. It will feature Libby SkatT (*07) of Flint as Monitor; Julia Hollenberg ( ' 0 7 ) of Elkhart, Ind., as Sister Genevieve; Rebecca Z w a r ( 4 0 8 ) of St. Joseph as Sister Dolcina; Meghan Moore ( ' 0 8 ) of South Bend. Ind., as Sister Angelica; and Rachel Trautwein (*05) of Wheaton. 111., as Mistress of Novices. T h e final piece will be Robert W a r d ' s " R o m a n Fever; Mothers' duet. Daughters' ' A g e of Flight' duet." T h e one-act opera is based on a short story by Edith Wharton. It will f e a t u r e Sarah B l a n k e n s h i p ( 4 0 6 ) of

H o f f m a n E s t a t e s , HI., as G r a c e A n s l e y ; Chelsea Kramer ( ' 0 7 ) of Traverse City as A l i d a S l a d e ; K e n d r a S t o c k ( v 0 6 ) of St. Charles, III., as BarabaraAnsley; and Rachel Wells (*08) of West Bend, Wis., as Jenny Slade. T h e o p e r a w o r k s h o p is d i r e c t e d by M a r g a r e t K e n n e d y - D y g a s , p r o f e s s o r of music. Nykerk Hall of Music is located on the f o n n e r 12th Sireel between College and Columbia.


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February 23, 2005

Wallls' perspective replaces political cynaclsm with hope SPOTLIGHT Will Nettleton GUEST WRITER

Jim Wallis exclaims in his book God's Politics lhal the Righl wing has crcalcd a religious facade and monopoly by championing hoi button issues such as abortion and gay m a r r i a g e . T h e L e f t , h o w e v e r , h a s shunned religion and not emphasized how ihc Iraq war and socioeconomic justice are Christian moral values. Liberals are uncomfortable and conservatives are too narrow with regards to religion. Neither spectrum is offering real solutions to complex problems. Wallis urges voters to remember that "God is neither a Democrat or Republican." He also reminds Christians about how the Bible has 3000 verses dedicated to the poor! Christians are called to serve the poor as Jesus did. Wallis especially reaches out to college students, such as many at Hope in January, to think, pray, and search for the distinction between a career and vocation. We need a vision and examination of how our faith integrates with a consistent life ethic. He illustrates how any big change, even the aboli-

tionists and civil rights movements, have been a spiritual movement. God's Politics challenges us to have a moral vision and for hope to triumph over cynicism. Wallis also contends lhal faith is "personal but never private." In other words, sidelining religion in public life negates the purpose of religion. In order 10 transform the world as followers of Christ, he emphasizes lhal when we prolest. we also must offer plausible alternatives. But how should faith influence one's politics? Wallis describes secular fundamentalists as those who fear religion and losing rights, while religious fundamentalists fear modernity and losing ground on faith. Both are responses to each other and prevent solutions for a multitude of injustices. He also quips, "The politics of Jesus is a problem for the religious Right." However. Wallis upholds that " T h e best response lo bad religion is better religion, not secularism." Alternatively promoted is what he calls "prophetic politics" and the " ' f o u r t h option* for American politics." This option is "traditional or conservative on issues of family values, sexual integrity, and personal responsibility, while being very progressive, populist, or even

makers" and pursue the causes of terrorism. radical on issues like poverty and racial jusMost urgently. Wallis calls us to help the poor tice." Stewardship of the earth, equality, and as the Bible shouts through a global perspective can also encomthe voices of the prophets. pass a pro-life, pro-feminist, proHe urges people to examine f a m i l y . and p r o - p o o r m e n t a l i t y . ( r t k T s [ \ ) l i l k : b u d g e t s as " m o r a l d o c u Wallis shows how this oplion, which ments" because they show integrates personal ethics with social who and what is prioritized. justice, does not exist in the current He asserts that faith will be political mainstream. the "tipping point" for gloC h a l l e n g i n g the faithful, Wallis bal unification against povasks. "When did Jesus become proerty. war. pro-rich, and a selective moralWallis also e x a m i n e s ist?" He examines a moral response whether a consistent ethic of to terrorism through Christian ethics life can exist for pro-life adand points out lhal every church body vocates who support capital punishment and in the world bui the American Southern Bapvice versa. Surveying all specirums, he fitists was against the war in Iraq. Not only nally challenges America to reexamine its inwere the churches against the war. they ofherent promotion of racial injustice. The root fered plausible resolutions for it. Wallis then of many problems is detailed as the breakdescribes and distinguishes why he thinks down of family and community values, while President Bush has a good personal faith but also noting homosexuals are not the ones repractices bad theology. The "them vs. us" sponsible. mentality with regards to terrorism and fusIn God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It ing nationalistic pride with theocratic oratory Wrong and the Left Doesn V Get It Wallis calls erodes the teachings of Christ. Wallis says for ns to lake action and change the world we should turn to the biblical prophets Micah, while promoting justice! Hope must triumph Amos. Isaiah, and others for guidance. We must remember that "blessed are the peaceover cynicism.

In chapel lately, we have been focusing on public discussions utilizing "convicted civility." Likewise, Jim Wallis in his "God's Politics" calls us to a renewed discussion in order to better address the vast array of inherently moral issues - personal, social, political, and spiritual - facing this hurting world. One of the book's greatest values is its critique of both the Right and the Left, seeking cooperation, trying to overcome simplistic ideologies. While not always agreeing, we were blessed to begin to do this at the retreat a couple weeks ago; seeking the truth, trying to love the truth, and beginning again speak the truth in love, even while it hurts. We should again ask, "What would Jesus do?" in the context of a widened universe of moral discourse. In the following issue, students will discuss their change in perspective following two recent retreats. Portion II of the Race in -Daniel Miller '05

America discussion will also continue. Please submit all contributions to these topics to anchor@hope.edu.

Race in America: Cultural impacts are never just black and white Charles W. Green and Psychology 295 GUEST WRITERIS

On Thursday, February 10, just before Winter Break, the Race in America class look a day lo reflect on the things we as a class have read and discussed thus far. with a particular eye toward those concepts that might be of greatest interest to others here at Hope College. This is the first of several occasional columns from our class. The origins of the concept of race The first poinl that struck us this semester is the fact that race, as we understand it, is much more of a social construct than a biological one. Because race plays such a large role in the history of our nation. and because skin color is such a visible aspect of o n e ' s appearance, it is easy to assume lhal the American concept of race is rooted in some fundamental aspect of human biology. It turns oul. however, that there is much more genetic variability within racial groups lhan there is between them. In addition, how groups of people cluster biologically differs significantly depending upon the criteria one uses. Skin color results in one set of "racial" categories, with most Europeans and most Africans at opposite ends of the continuum (although the g r o u p b o u n d a r i e s are much less c l e a r lhan w e tend to b e l i e v e ) . Grouping people by blood proleins, however, results in a completely different organizational s c h e m e .

one in which Europeans and Afric a n s are more closely related to each other than they are to people from other continents. Other criteria result in still other groupings. Our ideas about race just don't hold up to biological scrutiny. Furthermore, American definitions of race are not the same as those used in other countries. Brazilians. for example, have many more racial categories—"tipos"— than we do. especially for people of mixed heritage. However, the old " o n e - d r o p r u l e " still g u i d e s American thinking about race, meaning that "one d r o p " of nonEuropean "blood" prevents someo n e f r o m being W h i l e . For example. we think of anyone with any African ancestors—even just one— as being Black. We reserve the term W h i t e f o r those w h o h a v e European ancestors only. The result is that s o m e p e o p l e can be "White" in Brazil and "Black" in the United States, one race when they gel on the plane in Rio, another race when they gel off the plane in Miami. And American definilions of race change over time. Prior to World War II, Jews were not considered by most Americans to be White. After the war, in light of the atrocities of the H o l o c a u s t , A m e r i c a n a t t i t u d e s s h i f t e d and most people began lo think of Jews as W h i t e . Similarly, the Irish. Greeks. Italians and others were considered non-White when they first came to this country, but have

become White over the years as political and cultural views have changed. It turns out that it's no accident that we have the racial categories we do; ihey were developed, specifically and intentionally, for the justification of European colonialism and the treaiment of the colonized. The stereotypes that White Americans hold about Black Americans, for example, stem directly from the defenses of the slave trade offered by Europeans in the 15,h and 16* centuries. It's hard for us to imagine how good Christian people justified the enslavement of others, especially when they practiced a particularly brutal form of slavery. The trick was to turn the question on its head, to focus attention on the enslaved rather than the e n s l a v e r s . T h e i r thinking weni something like this: People who are lazy should be forced lo work for their own good. People w h o are violenl need to be held in check. People who are physically gifted— strong, athletic, rhythmic, untiring—don't mind long hours of grueling work. Slavery, therefore, was redefined, shifting aliention away from the things White people were doing to Black people, and toward the essential nature of who Black people were believed, intrinsically and immutably, to be. Christians could justify slavery only if the enslaved w e r e p e r c e i v e d to d i f f e r from themselves in basic and unalterable ways. We no longer coun-

tenance slavery, but the rationale u s e d to s u p p o r t i t — t h a t B l a c k people are fundamentally different f r o m , and i n f e r i o r to. W h i t e people—still hinders our efforts to achieve genuine equality. The continuing impact of race Does that mean that all White people lire bad, or that White people today should be held responsible for what was done in the past? Of course not. And. besides, that's not really the poinl. The point is that the history of this nation has left a lasting m a r k , what s o m e call a "racialized" society. Racialization refers to the fact that almost every aspect of life in America today is affecled by one's race. The j o b you hold, the education you receive, the friends you make, the neighborhood you live in, the person you marry, all these things and more can be predicted with amazing accuracy by knowing the racial group into which you have been categorized. In every case. White people have the advantage over others, not because White people are inherently evil, but because they were b o m into a society that values being White. Not all White people are

economically privileged or educationally privileged or religiously privileged—race isn't the only important social construct, after all— but all White people are racially privileged in ways that usually are difficult for them lo see. When Prof. Andrew Hacker of Queens College asks White people about affirmative action, many of them say they are opposed, arguing that the playing field now is level and. therefore, it is unfair to be any more "affirmative" toward one group of people than another. But when he asks White people w h a t c o m p e n s a t i o n they w o u l d want if they were to wake up tomorrow with dark skin, he receives answers that range from $50,000 to over $ 1.000.000. They justify this payment by arguing that their lives will be more difficult if they are not White, and that their earning potential probably will be reduced. At some level, then, most people, including White people, understand that o u r society continues to be racialized, advantaging some and disadvantaging others. Within this conlexl the role of race in America must be understood.

In the February 9th issue of the Anchor, the racial slur "oriental" in the article Gung Hey Fat Choy was the result of a proofreading error by the Spotlight Editor. The term is archaic, misleading, and for many Asians, demeaning. The writer is not responsible and we apologize for any students, faculty, and staff that were insulted by this unintentional remark.


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dents come into her bridal slop within a year. "With the 100 that c o m e looking, I'd say about 5 0 of them purchase dresses from me. It seems like a lot of girls like to c o m e here, and w e ' v e had several Hope grads work for us. li s the best place for Hope girls lo work,"

" W o o h o o ! College girls!" M a n y people lighlly laugh at this phrase. But h o w m a n y limes has s o m e o n e passed j u d g m e n t based on this societal j o k e ? College girls. These t w o words hold a vivid stereotype in American minds. A f t e r typing these two words into Google, the computer is Hooded with Web sites that read: "drunk college girls kissing!" and "drunk college girls party at night bars!" Step onto H o p e ' s c a m p u s with this preconceived notion. Step a w a y being surprised. Hope College w o n ' t be found on Princeton R e v i e w ' s list o f ' T o p 10 Party Schools." No, it isn't recognized on Princeton R e v i e w ' s list of "Top 10 colleges to receive a M a s t e r ' s Degree." But, if one existed. Hope may make the list for "Top 10 colleges to receive a M R S .

Tober said. On Nov. 16 Tober extended her bridal shop o n t o H o p e ' s c a m p u s , when she held a Benefit Bridal Show in Dimnenl Chapel, providing a fashion show of wedding dresses and tuxedo's f o r H o p e students. T h e benefit also highlighted h o w local vendors can provide necessities for the weddings of Hope students. H o p e ' s interest in marriage d o e s n ' t slop there. Around Valentine's Day, Dance Marathon sponsored a dating compatibility test, in which they advertised it as the "senior

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Degree." In 1996, a female student was penalized for breaking Hope College rules. Her crime? She wrote in black bic m a r k e r " ! W I L L F I N D M Y H U S B A N D H E R E ! " across the walls of a Gil more study room. T h e c a m p u s myth is that 80 percent of Hope students marry one another. However, the Hope College Advancem e n t S e r v i c e s reported that only 21 percent of students marry another Hope alumnus. Within the last year, there were 55 reported marriages between Hope graduates. U p o n this s u m m e r of graduation, only 23 reported Hope couples said "I do," a n d o n l y seven of those couples were seniors paired with seniors. With these figures in mind, w h y is it called the "senior scramble" when only seven reported senior couples actually tied the knot with o n e another? Even though only 14 seniors became wed locked with o n e another last summer, G r a c e Murphy ( ' 0 7 ) believed that marriage is still a popular topic on c a m p u s because "college students want to fall in love." According to Page Tober, o w n e r of Classic Bridal and Formal, over 100 Hope stu-

scramble m a d e easy." A s Hope sponsors events related lo finding a potential spouse, other colleges portray quite the opposite. On Valentine's Day, University of Michigan sponsored a " m o v i e theater" of romantic films followed by a party called ' T h e love bang". "The love bang" was described in U of M ' s Feb. 10 edition of the school newspaper as "people dressed in m o b and hipsier attire ready for a quirky blend of romance and psychedelic mayhem". U of M ' s newspaper also highlighted s t u d e n t s using an o n l i n e dating service called Wolverine Singles which was specifically made f o r those affiliated with U of M. One U of M student said that he w a s dissatisfied with the service bec a u s e it w a s "barely e n o u g h for a good old fashion orgy." Online dating services are also popular at G r a n d Valley Stale University. A Feb. 18 2 0 0 4 edition of G V S U ' s n e w s p a p e r highlighted the popularity of a website called C a m p u s H o o k . c o m . This dating service was described by G V S U students as a place "to find the type of person all your friends want lo hook their friends u p with." And in a Feb. 9 2005 edition of the school paper, an article featured students on camp u s w h o hold sex toy parties.

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While these secular colleges f o c u s on casual romance, Calvin College, a rival Christian school, d o e s a complete 180 in conversation. In a Feb. 11 edition of Calvin's school newspaper, a columnist complained about the students' obsession with marriage. He said. " W h e n guys d o such minor things for a girl, they say ' A H H H ! H E W A N T S T O M A R R Y M E ! " ' T h e author added that he is scared to ask girls out on dates or to hang out as friends because Calvin girls j u m p lo the conclusion that he's in it for the long hall to the alter. W h y is it that H o p e and Calvin focus on m a r r i a g e while U of M and GVSU spotlight casual dating? J u s t i n Sobania ('07) said that it's the s c h o o l s ' Christian val-

that dating is just a Irend at Hope." Barb Osburn, Hope director of ministry outreach, hopes to direct couples in forming r o m a n t i c relationships w h i c h h o n o r G o d , while helping them m o v e beyond cullivaling romance as a self fulfilling goal. Last year Osburn hosted a small g r o u p a m o n g five e n g a g e d couples. During this lime, they talked about hardships in a relationship and went beyond the feel good reasons of being with a special someone. "Each Thursday night I had a small group with e n g a g e d couples on campus. Through this I h o p e d to show them that they need to focus on the g r o w t h of their relationship and marriage in Christ. You d o n ' t j u s t get married and live happily ever after," Os b u r r ^

I think dating is just a trend at Hope. - Rachel Skipper ('05)

ues that emphasize marriage. ' T h e reason why marriage is a p o p u l a r topic on c a m p u s is b e c a u s e m o s t of the people that c o m e to Hope do h a v e similar t r a d i t i o n s , v a l u e s a n d b e l i e f s . A n d most people look for those similarities in a potential spouse," said Sobania. Dustin Peck ('06), w h o is married lo a non Hope student, said that he thinks that students try hard to find their spouse at Hope, but in the process limit ihemselves to a select pool of people at a given time in life. " S o m e students are intent on finding their spouse at Hope within these four years. When students do this, I think that t h e y ' r e almost isolating ihemselves f r o m other people and other circumstances in life that could be," said Peck. Rachel Skipper ( ' 0 5 ) added that there is a certain level of pressure to be in a serious romantic relationship at Hope. "I think that when people see that all their friends have boyfriends, they feel t h a t p r e s s u r e lo have o n e loo. Everyone wants that security of finding someone, feeling c o m f o r t a b l e and settling down." said Skipper. "But honestly, 1 think

said. • 'I j InterVarsily Christian Fellowship also encourages Hope students to understand romance through the lens of Jesus, through a video series on S o n g of Solomon eniitled, " W h e r e is God in Sex. Love, Marriage and Dating?" This series highlights the d y n a m i c aspects in choosing a partner, as a Christian, and not just as a person looking to find love. InterVarsily follows the video with discussion and prayer about cultivating romantic relationships b e y o n d satisfying oneselves, and towards satisfying G o d . A s students at Hope hop lo bridal shops; while secular schools hop lo parlies, where is the fine line between the two? Like O s b u r n ' s teachings, d o Hope students need " l o focus on the growth of their relationship in Christ?"

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Student suggests taking the "snack" out of the Kletz Hope College should seriously consider taking the word ' s n a c k ' out of The Kletz Snack Bar. The Kletz Bar would be the c a m p u s hangout. Instead of fake shuttle van d r o p - o f f s at Kraaker, The Knickerbocker, or Parkview Apartments, you could say Dewitt Center and mean it. The best part would be the ability to buy drinks using Debit-Debit Dollars. A simple swipe of the card buys a round for the whole room. Running out o f money? Just have m o m and dad recharge the card. For those of us that are lucky enough to be on the highly coveted Kletz M e a l Plan, u n u s e d m e a l s would transfer over to the bar. The meal plan includes a main course ( B e e f e a t e r G i n ) , a side o f veg-

etables (Bloody Mary), fresh fruit (Daiquiri), and two cartons of milk (White Russians anyone?). This well balanced and nutritious meal would be yours with the swipe of a card, and don't forget to make use of your guest pass. T h e w h o l e dry c a m p u s t h i n g aside, just think how much more money the college would rake in from this ultra-lucrative proposition. With bartender's tips going straight to Dance Marathon, the abused phrase it sfor the kids would take on a whole new meaning. N o longer would you h a v e to wander I5' h street worrying if the party you've stumbled upon is open or closed; at the Kletz (assuming you are 21) everyone is welcome. Just think how much more fun

the ' u p all night study break' at the C o o l B e a n s Bar ( a s s u m i n g you took coffee out of its name as well) would be? Free drinks all night long...I think I just died and went to heaven (or hell depending on how judgmental you are). In the words of Rodney Farva, "Open Bar M a n . " 1 would echo those words, Open the bar man. All I am asking for is the removal of five pesky letters from an already Dutch name. The facilities are already in place, there is already a strong will to drink, so Hope College, I beg you to open up your eyes and see the possibilities. Then pass out, it's been a long night. Andy Mercer ('05)

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Hope- Calvin rivalry catches ESPN attention Kari Faust STAFF REPORTER

The ongoing historic rivalry beiwecn Hope and Calvin slrclchcs farther than the two schools and branches outside of western Michigan. This rivalry is so well known, and so emotionally charged, ESPN chose it as one of the top 10 coll e g e b a s k e t b a l l r i v a l r i e s in the country. ESPN is doing a 10-part series on men's collegiate basketball rivalries, dedicating an hour to each rivalry. The Hope-Calvin rivalry is the only non-Division I school to

campus. The Hope-Calvin rivalry was inducted into the top 10 by a team of experts. Soon enough, fans will be able to vote on the 10 rivalries to determine the final listing. It is obviously a feat to be included in this ranking of rivalries, and even more a feat for a Division III school. ESPN coordinating producer Jay Jackson stated that this specific rivalry was chosen because, "A lot of people have commented on the intensity of the rivalry and how

I live orange and blue with you guys tonight..This is going to be a game you're going to remember the rest of your lives. —Coach Glenn VanWieren be listed on the top 10. ESPN hired a film crew to cover Wednesday's game. The crew was also seen around Hope last week taking pictures and footage of the

deep that rivalry goes into the personal lives of the people that follow both schools. It peaked our interest." Craig Hop of Holland, who at-

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tended the last game, compared the Hope and Calvin rivalry to the Division I M i c h i g a n - M i c h i g a n State rivalries. A full house turned out for the Wednesday game. All 2,570 seats in the Civic Center were full, a number of them with Calvin students. H o p e ' s head coach, Glenn VanWieren, foretold the outcome of the game in his pre-game speech. "I live orange and blue with you guys tonight. You're going to carry the banner of orange and blue. This

is going to be a game you re going to remember the rest of y o u r lives." It is true - this would be a g a m e the players would never forget, and one so important that it was covered by the popular sports-network ESPN. The Flying Dutchmen were victorious in the final showdown against the Knights. The close score of 71 -68 proves the determination of the Dutch. The win halted the three-game winning streak of the Knights. Along with their talent. VanWieren stated, "Emotion played a big factor in this game. This was our final game in jthe Civic Center] against Calvin and we w a n t e d to make a statement with a victory. In order for our team to be successful, we need to play with emotion and we did that." The team played on emotion because they k n o w how hard they h a v e worked to get to this point in the season. Despite what looked like it could have been the beginning of a downward spiral for Hope with the sus-

pension of three seniors early in the season, Andy Phillips' ('06) broken finger, and Greg I m m i n k ' s ( ' 0 5 ) knee surgery, the Dutch gathered their s t r e n g t h and e m o t i o n and worked toward their goal and survived. "We had reasons to break, but we d i d n ' t , " c o m m e n t e d VanWieren. "Our guys were persistent and stuck with it." VanWieren commented on the rivalry and E S P N ' s choice to cover it: "It's a tremendous competitive rivalry. To be honored by ESPN is pretty neat." Wednesday's game marked the 156th showdown between the two rivals. T h e Calvin Knights had been leading 74-71 after their victory over Hope at the Jan. 17 game. This latest install men raised Hope's statistics to 9-4 in the MIAA and to 13-11 overall. With the combination of intensity and emotion such as that, it is no w o n d e r ESPN b e c a m e interested in the rivalry. T h e top 10 rivalry coverage is scheduled to air nationwide prior t o the 2005-06 seasons.

NCAA swimming, diving finals coming to Holland Hope College and the city of Holland have been selected to host the 20.0.5 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships. Matt M o o r e h e a d STAFF R E P O R T E R

T h e vote is in, and Hope College will host the National Collegiate Athletic Association's 2 0 0 5 D i v i s i o n III S w i m m i n g & D i v i n g Championships at the Holland Community Aquatic Center in mid-March. The aquatic center was recently named the best indoor public/nonprofit facility in the nation, which makes Hope a good choice for hosting the nationals. The w o m e n ' s championships will be held first, March 10-12, with the m e n ' s running March 17-19. The back-to-back meets are expected to attract more than 500 swimmers and divers

from Dill schools. A meet of this magnitude is going to require more than just the help of the swim teams. To pull it off Hope will need help from the community as well. "Hope College is pleased to be able to partner with the Holland Community Aquatic Center and the Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in bringing this premier N C A A championship event to west Michigan." said Eva Dean Folkert, Hope's senior w o m e n ' s athletic administrator, w h o will serve as the meet supervisor. T h e Aquatic Center is one of the premier competition sites in Michigan. The facility opened in 1999 and already has hosted many competitions, including M I A A finals. " U n d e r the leadership of Tom Bos, the aquatic center staff has earned the reputation for running meets professionally...and for making the meet a first-class experience for participants and spectators," Folkert said. T h e Holland community is recognized nationally as o n e of A m e r i c a ' s "Distinctive

Destinations," likely due to Holland's preparation for hosting c r o w d s . Within a 10minute drive of the Aquatic Center there are more than 1,300 hotel rooms, which is more than enough to house the participants and family members. The c o m m u n i t y will be putting in long hours to pull off the event, but there is a reward for the effort. The direct economic impact on the Holland community from restaurant, hotel and retail business sales is expected to be approximately $1 million. This is a rough estimate of the total business generated by visiting athletes, coaches, families and fans, according to executive director of the Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sally Laukitis. All in all, this is a win-win situation for Holland: hosting a prestigious event and reaping major economic benefits in the process. Hosting an N C A A finals event is not something new for Holland. Hope College has hosted two other Dill finals: the men's and

w o m e n ' s cross-country championships, in 1987 and the w o m e n ' s basketball championships at the Holland Civic Center in 1990. Both the m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s swim teams are having successful seasons this year. Led by coach John PatnotL the Flying Dutch are eagerly awaiting their chance to compete in both the M I A A and the N C A A finals in home water. Patnott, in his 25th season as Hope's swim coach, has coached 112 All-Americans, led his team to conference titles 27 times and has coached individual national champions 30 times during his tenure. Last season, Hope's w o m e n ' s team finished 10th in the nation while the m e n ' s team ended up 16th. Patnott is one of the elite college coaches in his sport. He holds his athletes to high standards and sets team goals high. For more information on this year's swimming and diving finals, go to www.hope.edu/ athletics or contact the tournament headquarters in the Haworth Inn Conference Center.

Former professor, coach Vanderbush dies at age 97 Amanda Zoratti C A M O U S B E A T EDITOR

Alvin Vanderbush, former Coach and Professor, died at on Sunday, F e b r u a r y 2 0 a t t h e a g e of 9 7 . Vanderbush graduated from Hope in 1929 and taught here from 1946 to 1972. D u r i n g h i s t i m e at H o p e , V a n d e r b u s h t a u g h t h i s t o r y and served as director of the political s c i e n c e d e p a r t m e n t . He a l s o coached the football team and track and field teams and served as the director of athletics. During his n i n e - s e a s o n i n t e r l u d e with t h e team, he brought the Flying Dutchmen to two MIAA championships, including the first outright championship in 1953. Vanderbush was so well-respected as a coach that his 1951 football team established the Alvin

W. V a n d e r b u s h Student Athlete Award in his honor in 1977. The award is presented each year during the Honors Convocation. In 2004, f o o t b a l l a l u m n i displayed a plaque in the American Football Coaches Hall of Fame in Waco, Texas, in his honor. The plaque reads"Coach A1 Vanderbush refused to let us settle for less than our best. He taught us to play with intensity but never without respect for the rules, for our opponents and for ourselves. In his daily life, he modeled the man of Christian character, discipline, intellect and integrity. As effectively then as it continues in our hearts to this day. We honor him for what he did for us. Football players of Hope College. 1946-54." In addition to his work on the sports field, Vanderbush was rec-

ognized as one of the finest professors here at Hope. He was the first to receive the " H o p e Outstanding Professor Educator (H.O.P.E.) Award" in 1965 and he was also the r e c i p i e n t of t h e D i s t i n g u i s h e d Alumni Award in 1974. In 1998, Hope established the "Vanderbush-Weller Development Fund," a gift bestowed upon faculty and staff members who make great contributions to the lives of their students. Dr. K e n W e l l e r , o n e of Vanderbush's former players and a former m e m b e r of Hope faculty, created the award in his honor. Vanderbush joined the Hope faculty as an instructor in history and coach in 1945, following the end of World War II. and look over a Hope football program that had been suspended for three seasons

because of the war. In addition to his other responsibilities at the college, he also chaired the department of political science. V a n d e r b u s h w a s p r e c e d e d in death by his first wife, Elizabeth,

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in 1978, and by his second wife, Irene, in 2002. Survivors include a s t e p d a u g h t e r . J u d y K r e y e r , of Ramsey* Minn. Funeral arrangements are to be announced.

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