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February 25. 2000
in tnis issue:
Getting the most books for your buck, page 2
Farewell Charlie Brown, page 3
Faces on Ventura, page 4
Musicologist comes to Augsburg, page 6
Van Rossum tops 1000, page 8
going to first
The Augsburg Women's
hockey team is tied for first place
with St. Mary's University in the
MIAC after last weekend's series
against the Cardinals.
Last Saturday's game against
St. Mary's was a nail-biter. Junior
Angie Rieger's unassisted, short-
handed, game-winning goal, ten
seconds into the third period,
proved to be the Cardinal's back-
breaker after they'd rallied from
a 3-0 deficit. Senior Annie
Simons notched her ninth goal of
the season off of a pass from
senior Emily Miller while on a
power-play in the first period and
scored her tenth goal of the season in the second period off a
pass from Rieger. Junior Amber
Nadreau tallied her third goal of
the season in the second period
off an assist from senior Cindy
Drum. Senior goalie Meg
Schmidt stopped 25 shots to pick
up the victory.
was also close, as
Augsburg and St.
Mary's ended the
game in a tie, 1-1.
The Cardinals struck
first as they notched
their goal with less
than two minutes left
in the first period.
The Auggies came
back and scored their
goal early in the second period on a
power play. Sophomore transfer Sarah
Garrison tipped in a
shot from Miller that
tied the game.
Schmidt stopped 36
shots in the game.
Both teams have
one series left in the
conference season to
standings. If Augsburg and St.
Mary's tie for the regular-season
championship, the Auggies will
have home-ice advantage in the
Photo courtesy of Charles Walbridge
Augsburg's Sarah Garrison (center) moves the puck up the ice during a recent home game. Angie Rieger (20) is on the
right and Erica Johnson is on the left.
four-team MIAC playoffs based
on' the conference's tiebreaker
format, which addresses head-to-
head results first where Augsburg
won 4-3 over the Cardinals. The
MIAC's playoff champion
advances to the AWCHA Division
III national championships, set
for March 24-25 in Boston, Mass.
The Auggies play at the Augsburg Ice Arena at 2:00 p.m. on
Noodles shut down bookstore
Plumbing mishap causes $5000 damage
Photo courtesy of Brendan Anderson/ECHO
Bookstore re-opens its doors to students after pipe bursts.
Spaghetti, coleslaw, and lettuce: sounds like a great lunch.
It was, Friday, February 11.
Unfortunately, around 1:05 p.m.,
that tasty lunch came pouring
down on the bookstore, ruining
approximately $5,000 in merchandise.
Summer Christy, junior, had
just started her shift at 1 p.m.
She was working- the cash register when she heard a loud noise
behind her. Water, noodles, and
a lot of lettuce broke through
News Briefs: The Nation, The World
Weather may force shuttle to use
emergency landing site
Unacceptable weather forecasts for Florida's
Kennedy Space Center Tuesday are forcing NASA
to consider alternative landing sites for the orbiting
shuttle Endeavour, including a site where a shuttle
has landed only once before.
Trimble: Northern Ireland peace
pact still has public support
Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandel-
son and Martin McGuinness. a Sinn Fein minister
in the suspended Belfast government, are expected
to hold talks in Washington dtis week, following a
visit by Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble. In a
visit to the White House on Monday, Trimble tried
to salvage Northern Ireland's battered peace agreement.
Satellite images show effects of
New images from Earth-observing satellites are
documenting the effects of urban sprawl on the
landscape, hinting at adverse long-term consequences related to the rapid growth of cities.
NASA on Monday released satellite image
sequences of Atlanta; Washington; Portland, Oregon: and Shenzhen, China.
Elian Gonzalez case to go before
A new judge will be assigned to the Elian Gonzalez case Tuesday, court officials said. U.S. District Court Judge Edward B. Davis is scheduled
to announce a replacement for Judge William
Hoeveler. who has suffered a mild stroke. The
new judge will be selected at random by computer.
eight ceiling panels and covered
carpet, walls, and shelves filled
with merchandise. Christy said,
"We tried to save the merchandise,
but it was coming down at an
angle, and it was ruined."
The accident occurred when
the disposal in the kitchen developed a clog. During the unclog-
ging process, the snake drilled a
hole through the pipe. That is
when the contents of the clog and
water ran into the bookstore.
Water and food ran continuously
into the bookstore for twenty minutes. "It would slow down, but
then it would spurt and start
again," Christy said. "They shut it
down, but it spurted two more
According to Christy, "a great
lake" formed in the bookstore.
The lake started in the back,
where the problem originated, and
flowed all the way to the front
near the cash registers. The carpet
and walls were soaked with water
Christy commended the custodial staff. She said, "They were
supposed to be -off soon, but they
stayed until 6 p.m. on a Friday,
scrubbing the walls and using the
WetVac on the carpet. It was
The bookstore had to close for
the afternoon to clean. But thanks
to the custodial staff, the bookstore was ready to open the next
morning at 8 a.m., as scheduled.
Paint brushes, tagboard, colored pencils, clay tools, and other
art supplies were ruined in the
flood. Bookstore employees
stayed until 5:30 p.m. to take
inventory of all the ruined merchandise for the insurance company. The bookstore manager
estimated the damages at $5,000.
**Saturday's crucial South Carolina primary had the following
results: Bush received 53 percent
of the vote, McCain had 42 percent, and Alan Keyes picked up 5
percent. Bush hardly mentioned
McCain in his victory speech, but
McCain criticized Bush's negative campaign tactics in his concession speech.
**Although Bush and McCain
had been in a dead heat in recent
polls, McCain came out ahead of
Bush and Keyes in both the
Michigan and Arizona primaries
**Vice President Al Gore and
Senate candidate Hillary Clinton
campaigned together for the first
time on Sunday. They spoke at a
church service in Albany, reaching out to minority voters before
the March 7 New York presiden-
**Also in New York, the homosexual community praised
Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley for his stance
on gay rights. Bradley believes
that openly gay people should be
allowed 10 serve in the military.