Hello and welcome to another edition of Mocs News. I’m Allison Conley and I’m Jillian Henson.
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Let’s take a look at today’s campus news.
Class registration for Fall 2006 began Monday and will continue to April 13 th. Be sure to make an appointment with your advisor as soon as possible.
Today is the last day to vote for SGA officers and Wellness Center Funding on the UTC website. There are two Wellness Center options.
Option A is a gradual implementation of the fee starting at $15 per semester in fall 2006, to an additional $10 per semester in fall 2007 and $15 per semester in fall 2008.
Option B is a fee increase of $40 starting in fall 2008.
Kaplan Test Prep will hold a free LSAT strategy seminar for prospective Law school students on Monday, April 10 at 7 pm at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Brock Hall room 405. And the last paper version of the MCAT will be administered in August, 2006. Come to a free event to learn what is changing, how the new test will work, and how the change will affect your MCAT prep. The seminar will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, April 6, in Brock Hall 405 of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The International Students Organization’s World Fest will host a soccer tournament tonight, Wednesday, April 5 th, at the Arena Field across from Mckenzie Arena. This event will take place from 5-8 p.m.
Cultural booths will be set up tomorrow, April 6 th, at ACE’s Spring Fest on Vine Street near the University Center from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Guest speaker Naomi Tutu will be in the EMCS building, room 230 in the Brentwood Auditorium at 7 p.m to give her speech entitled “Striving for Justice, Searching for Common Ground.”
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Let’s take a look in national and international news.
In national news, the only conscientious objector to receive a Medal of Honor in World War II has been buried at Chattanooga national cemetery with a 21-gun salute, according to the Associated Press.
Eighty-seven-year-old Desmond T. Doss Sr., died March 23 in Piedmont, Alabama. A horse-drawn hearse delivered the flag-covered casket to the grave site Monday in the Chattanooga cemetery as military helicopters flew overhead in a tribute formation.
Medal of Honor Society records show he was among 3,442 recipients of the nation's highest military honor.
"Most all of [Medal of Honor recipients] received their medal for killing someone. He received his by saving lives,” said veteran Fred Headrick.
Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay dropped his re-election bid and is resigning from congress after being indicted last year on charges of improperly steering corporate donations to state legislative candidates.
Delay denies the charges and said he knows he didn’t do anything wrong.
He says it’s best if he resigns and he hopes that now this will keep a democrat out of the position.
In international news, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been charged for the first time with genocide, Iraqi chief investigative judge Ra'id Juhi announced Tuesday, according to CNN.
Hussein and six co-defendants -- including Ali Hassan al-Majeed, a former Iraqi general known as "Chemical Ali" -- will stand trial for genocide on charges from the late 1980s in the Anfal campaign against the Iraqi Kurds.
An estimated fifty-thousand to two hundred thousand deaths occurred in the Anfal operation.
The trial could begin as early as next month but the exact date is unknown.
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In sports, Women's tennis player Lindsey Ballard was named the Southern Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week.
In tennis, Freshman Jonathan Hodge shot a final-round 72 to finish at 3-over par and in a tie for fourth at the Wofford Invitational. Hodge now has five top-five finishes in his career and has finished fourth in each of his last three tournaments. Hodge’s teammates all scored 78’s to give the Mocs a three-round total of 910 and a sixth place team finish. Charleston Southern won the team title by three strokes over host Wofford. The Mocs finished 11 strokes behind the leaders.
The Mocs next tournament will be the Southern Conference Championship, held April 16-18 at The Links at Stono Ferry in Charleston, S.C.
Florida Gators fans gathered to watch Monday night’s National Collegiate Basketball Championship on big screen TVs in their arena in Gainesville. The fans celebrated after the Gators defeated U-C-L-A 73 to 57 to win their first championship title.
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Let’s take a look at out upcoming weather
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That’s all for this edition, I’m Jillian Henson and I’m Allison Conley. Stay tuned for more Mocs News throughout the day.