Hello and welcome to this edition of Mocs News. I’m Emily Edwards and I’m Lorenzo Kirk.
TAKE OTS --- CAMPUS NEWS
OZ: In campus news, The UTC Department of Art’s 2006 Annual Juried Student Exhibition will be available for viewing at the Cress Gallery of Art through January 26. Selections from over 100 submissions for this exhibition are being shown to highlight work created by students enrolled in the studio classes of the UTC Art Department. Included in the exhibit are both two dimensional and three dimensional works of art and designs from all levels of the curriculum including the Foundation, Painting and Drawing, 3-D Studio, and Graphic Design Programs, as well as watercolor, printmaking and photography courses.
Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
EMILY : Are you considering graduate school in the near future? UTC’s graduate school is hosting a seminar for undergrads and community members who are interested in pursuing a graduate education. The seminar topics will include how to find the right graduate school, sources of funding for graduate students and strategies for success. The seminar will be held in the Lookout Mountain room of UTC’s university center on Wednesday, January 25 th from 2-4 p.m. There’s no excuse not to check it out if you’re interested because it’s free of charge!
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UTC students are invited to submit designs for a student monument to be located in the new green space opposite the University Center, between the UC and the old football field. The UTC Student Government Association is sponsoring the Student Monument Design Contest. The winner of the Student Monument Design Contest will receive a $500 cash prize, a plaque, and recognition on the monument itself. Fabrication costs, weather resistance, and appropriateness will all be factors in determining a winning design. The student body will judge and decide the winning design. And the deadline has been extended. All submissions are due no later than Friday, February 3th.
And now for a look at international news with Angela Sheilds
A DEAD BIRD FOUND IN HONG KONG VILLAGE, HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE DEADLY H-5-N-1 AVIAN FLU VIRUS.
ON THURSDAY, CHINESE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAID THEY BELIEVE IT WAS AN ISOLATED CASE.
THE BIRD WAS AN ORIENTAL MAGPIE ROBIN.
THEY ARE COMMON IN HONG KONG AND OFTEN KEPT AS PETS.
OFFICIALS SAID THE DEAD BIRD COULD HAVE CONTRACTED THE DISEASE FROM WATER FOWL, BUT THEY COULD NOT BE SURE.
THEY SAID AN INSPECTION OF CHICKEN FARMS AROUND THE AREA THE INFECTED BIRD WAS FOUND, SHOWED NO INDICATION OF UNUSUAL DEATH RATES AMONG POULTRY OR ABNORMAL SIGNS OF DISEASE.
THE FIRST KNOWN CASE OF THE AVIAN FLU VIRUS IN HUMANS WAS CITED IN HONG KONG IN 1997 AND IT KILLED SIX PEOPLE.
THE VIRUS IS NORMALLY CONTRACTED THROUGH CLOSE CONTACT WITH INFECTED BIRDS.
TAKE OTS-------a plane
DOZENS ARE DEAD AFTER A PLANE CRASH IN A REMOTE AREA OF HUNGARY.A MILITARY PLANE, CARRYING SLOVAK SOLDIERS CRASHED THURSDAY. RESCUE OFFICIALS SAY 42 PEOPLE WERE KILLED.
THE CRASH SITE IS ACCESSIBLE ONLY BY FOOT AND IS ABOUT ONE-AND-A-HALF KILOMETERS FROM THE SLOVAK BORDER.
HUNGARIAN RESCUE TEAMS SAY ONLY ONE PERSON SURVIVED.
IT'S NOT YET KNOWN IF THE SURVIVOR WAS ONE OF THE SOLDIERS OR A CREW MEMBER.
I’m Angela Shields with International News.
And now for a look into national headlines with David Blevins
SECURITY AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/LAX HAS BEEN INCREASED AFTER THE RELEASE OF AN AUDIOTAPE FROM OSAMA BIN LADEN. THE TAPE CLAIMS THAT NEW ATTACKS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES ARE ALREADY BEING PLANNED. ADDITIONAL POLICE OFFICERS WITH BOMB-SNIFFING DOGS ARE ON HAND AT L-A-X..AND SEARCHES ARE OCCURRING MORE FREQUENTLY. THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER ARE ALSO PLANNING TO TAKE PRECAUTIONARY STEPS TO TIGHTEN SECURITY.
HUNDREDS OF SEA LIONS WERE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF SAN FRANCISCO'S PIER 39 TODAY AS THE FAMOUS PIER COMMEMORATED THE 16TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEA LIONS' ARRIVAL.
THROUGH THE YEARS, THE PLAYFUL MARINE MAMMALS HAVE TAKEN UP RESIDENCE AT THE PIER, MUCH TO THE DELIGHT OF SPECTATORS.
A PLENTIFUL HERRING SUPPLY IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY KEEPS HUNDREDS COMING BACK EACH JANUARY.
A PAIR OF TWINS FROM MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE... WHO RECENTLY SANG ON TUESDAY'S "AMERICAN IDOL" PREMIERE...
ARE NOW FACING JAIL TIME.
TERRELL BRITTENUM WAS ARRESTED EARLIER THIS MONTH ON AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT FOR CHARGES RELATED TO THE ILLEGAL PURCHASE OF A CAR IN GEORGIA.
HE IS ACCUSED... ALONG WITH HIS BROTHER, DERRELL... OF USING ANOTHER MAN'S IDENTITY TO BUY A 2005 DODGE MAGNUM IN JUNE.
DERRELL WAS REPORTEDLY EXPECTED TO TURN HIMSELF IN ON THE SAME CHARGES, WHICH INCLUDED FORGERY, THEFT BY DECEPTION AND FINANCIAL IDENTITY FRAUD.
And that’s a look into the national headlines, David Blevins
Alright, let’s check in with Jani Smith to see what is going on in campus entertainment….Jani?
HERE IS YOUR LATEST ENTERTAINMENT NEWS AROUND CHATTANOOGA AND UTC.
----TAKE OTS-------- AKA weekend
ON ANOTHER NOTE THE PRETTY GIRLS OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED WILL BE HAVING SEVERAL ACTIVITIES FOR THEIR WEEKEND. TODAY AT NOON IN THE UNIVERSITY CENTER THE LADIES WILL BE GIVING MAKEOVERS.LATER ON TONIGHT THEY WILL BE HAVING A PRETTY IN MY PINK PARTY AT THE V-F-W LOUNGE ON AMNICOLA HIGHWAY. SATURDAY AT TEN- O- EIGHT A.M THEY WILL BE VOLUNTEERING AT FRIENDSHIP HAVEN.SATURDAY WILL BE THE CANDY SHOP DAY IN THE UNIVERSITY CENTER AT NINE-O -EIGHT P.M. AND TO WRAP UP THE WEEKEND THEY WILL BE WORSHIPPING AT OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH ON MARTIN LUTHER KING AT ELEVEN A.M
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"THE MAN OF HER DREAMS" TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE .THE ROLLER COASTER MUSICAL IS ABOUT A WOMAN'S QUEST FOR THE IDEAL MAN. THE MUSICAL FEATURES JACKEE HARRY FROM TWO-TWO-SEVEN, AND SINGER MUSIC. THE MUSICAL WILL BE ON JANUARY TWENTY-FOURTH AT EIGHT P.M. AT THE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM. FOR TICKETS GO TO WWW.CHATTANOOGA.GOV OR CALL 423-642-TIXS
GRETCHEN WILSON WILL BE IN CONCERT ON JANUARY TWENTY-SIX AT THE UTC MCKENZIE ARENA .YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN FREE TICKETS AT WWW.CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM.
And auditions for the Vagina Monologues will be in the raccoon Mountain room on jan. 20 th, 23th, and the 24 th @ 5-8pm
And here’s a big treat.. Katt Williams and Lavelle Crawford will be here on feburary 3 rd in Maclellam Gym @ 8pm. You might know him as money mike…funny guy.. and now for a look at weather with Emily Edwards
I AM JANI SMITH AND THIS HAS BEEN YOUR LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT NEWS.
And now for a look into national entertainment and Sports with Shaadi Marand
TAKE OTS—American idol
ORIGINAL "AMERICAN IDOL" KELLY CLARKSON IS DENYING THE FLAP OVER SHARING HER SONGS WITH"IDOL" CONTESTANTS. CLARKSON SEEMS TO BE CHANGING HER TUNE AFTER A SHARP SCOLDING FROM SIMON COWELL. CLARKSON NOW SAYS SHE ALWAYS INTENDED HER SONGS BE USED BY THE SHOW THAT MADE HER A STAR.
TAKE OTS—academy award
NOMINEES FOR THE BRITISH ACADEMY AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED THURSDAY. "THE CONSTANT GARDENER" LED WITH TEN NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE AND A BEST ACTOR NOD FOR RALPH FIENNES.AMONG THE FILMS UP FOR BEST PICTURE: "BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN" AND "CRASH."
TAKE OTS-- Sundance
ALSO THURSDAY, THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL OPENED IN UTAH WITH ORGANIZERS PROMISING MORE SMALL INDEPENDENT FILMS. STUDIOS FLOCK TO THE FESTIVAL, LOOKING FOR LOW BUDGET GEMS AND NEW TALENT. RECENTLY, CRITICS HAVE CALLED SUNDANCE OVERLY COMMERCIAL.
TAKE OTS—last name change
A MILESTONE FOR BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE'S COMBINED FAMILY. A JUDGE GRANTED THE COUPLE'S REQUEST TO CHANGE THE LAST NAMES OF JOLIE'S TWO CHILDREN TO JOLIE-PITT. PITT IS LEGALLY ADOPTING THE TYKES.
Ohh and here is a shocker..…Bobby Brown and Whitney Huston are getting a divorce. I don’t know if you all go a chance to see “being Bobby brown” which debuted on Bravo, but it was hilarious.. so this is a shocker!!
And now for a look into sports
TAKE OTS-- basketball
Our men’s and women’s basketball teams are preparing for their home game this Saturday. The Men are playing Austin Pea and the Women are playing college of Charleston. Good luck guys and we cant wait to get you in here..
And that’s all for sports and entertainment, I’m Shaadi Marand
TAKE FULLSCREEN --- WEATHER
OZ: Let’s take a look at what kind of weather we should expect this weekend.
Today, partly cloudy with highs in the low 60’s and lows in the low 50’s
Saturday, showers, highs in the low 60’s and lows in the high 30’s
Sunday, showers, highs in the high 50’s and lows in the mid 40’s
EMILY: Don’t forget…this coming Monday, January 23 rd, is the deadline for any and all changes you might want to make in your schedule for this semester! If you are unsure about any of your classes, take advantage of this opportunity to make some adjustments in order to make it a more enjoyable semester!
We’d like to thank you for watching Mocs News! I’m Emily Edwards and I’m Lorenzo Kirk. Stay tuned for more Mocs News throughout the day.