Hi and welcome to another edition of Mocs News, I’m Dominique Johnson and I’m Melissa Braswell.
Add lib about weekend
In campus news, homecoming week is finally here! Today is the homecoming kick off starting at 12:00 at the SGA student park; Tuesday is Lip Sync at 7:00 p.m. in the Tennessee Room, field games are Wednesday from 2 to 5 at the SGA student park, at 12:15 is the pep rally at UTC place and the Delta Sigma Theta Step down at 7:30, on Friday is the golf cart parade and on Saturday is the big game, kickoff starts at 6:00 and tailgating starts at 3. Come out and participate in all of the exciting events!
Also in campus news, UTC will be taking buses during Fall Break to Louisiana to assist in the Katrina relief effort. The trip will include UTC staff, students, and alumni. If you are interested in going, go to the Student Development Office in the UC and pick up your packet and sign up. The cost for the trip is $50 per person and includes food, shelter, transportation, and daily work support. The buses will be loading between 12:15-12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 20 th at Lansing Court and departing at 1:00 p.m. and will return between 4-6 a.m. on Tuesday morning, October 24 th. The deadline for sign up is October 6 th.
In Local news,
Veteran Chattanooga meteorologist Neal Pascal said Saturday that authorities are questioning him regarding his real estate transactions. Pascal said he has not been indicted yet in connection with the investigation and does not believe he will be. Mr. Pascal said mistakes made years ago in real estate purchases led to his abrupt exit on Sept. 22 from WTVC-News-Channel 9. However, he said there is always a chance charges could eventually surface.
Also in local news:
With 38 days before the general election, Democrat Harold Ford Jr. holds a thin lead over Republican nominee Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate race. While Mr. Corker performed better among men — 46 percent to 39 percent — Ford had greater support from women, with 47 percent to Mr. Corker’s 38 percent. In the July poll, Mr. Corker led in both groups. The September survey shows Ford ahead by 18 points in West Tennessee, slightly ahead in Middle Tennessee and Mr. Corker leading in the eastern part of the state.
In national news, A vicious robbery attempt by a hammer-wielding suspect was caught on security cameras last weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. The robber entered the store and suddenly attacked the young store clerk. The woman, who is the daughter of the storeowner, was hit several times with the hammer. She suffered a gash in her temple, two broken fingers and a broken arm. The robber was never able to get into the register and eventually left with nothing. The owner says this is the fourth robbery attempt at the store in the past four years and he says that he will close the store permanently.
The Lady Mocs soccer team out shot Georgia Southern 16-11 Sunday afternoon, but fell 1-0 in a Southern Conference match up at the North River Soccer Complex. Stacy Matthiessen, who is ranked sixth in the nation with 8.56 saves per game, made three stops on the day. The Lady Mocs will travel to UNC Greensboro for a Friday night match up against the Spartans before returning home to host Elon on Sunday, Oct. 8.
Junior Leslee Ball led the attack for the Lady Mocs Volleyball team with 18 kills as the team kept its winning streak alive with a win over Georgia Southern Saturday evening.
The Citadel Bulldogs defeated the Mocs 24-21 Saturday in a Southern Conference game. . Quarterback Matt Lopez hit wideout Michael Johnson on a 24-yard scoring pass and Esteban Lopez’s extra point got the Mocs to within 24-21. The Mocs will host defending National Champion Appalachian State Saturday at 6 p.m. at Finley Stadium
Now lets look at todays weather
Monday : Sunny, low 52 high 85
Tuesday: sunny, low 55 high 86
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy, low 58 high 86
Thanks for watching this edition of mocs news you can catch us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of homecoming week at 12:30 or on demand at www.mocsnews.com
Have an awesome week