The Prospector (Helena, Mont.) 1916-2015, February 09, 2005, Image 1

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P r o s p e c t o r = rwn^™ Helena, Montana Carroll College Student Newspaper Special topics gender class Inside Page 13 Pan writes play Inside Page 15 Baker gets surgery Inside Page 9 H a t e g r o u p c o m e s t o t o w n 150 students, faculty and staff participated in the Hate Language Project that was started by two students Ben Fuglevand and Austin Mapston. by Kate Wilson Intern Writer As most conscientious Helenans already know, the Westboro Baptist Church, a group notorious for their anti-homosexual banter and bullying, is coming to town. The Westboro Baptist Church is located in Topeka, Kansas and is a self-proclaimed “old school” or “primitive” Baptist Church. In the Church’s official website, www.god-, it is said that this means that they “adhere to the teachings of the bible, preach against all forms of sin, and insist that the doctrines of grace be taught publicly to all men.” What this really means is that they pick­ et schools, churches, courts, and even funerals in the name of intolerance, fundamentalism, and bigotry. Fred Phelps, a disbarred lawyer, father of 13, and religious zealot, founded the church in > 1955. He gives sermons on the “doctrines of If grace,” and adheres rigidly to the principles of c Calvinism. Elizabeth Birch, Executive Director m for the Human Right’s Commission refers to £ Phelps as the “walking hate crime.” f The group began picketing in 1991, after the & city of Topeka refused to take part in WBC’s “Great Gage Park Decency Drive,” an attempt to ban active homosexuals from the public park. They gained international recognition in 1998, when they picketed the funeral of the slain Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard. Today the group is still going strong. They come to Montana on Saturday, February 12, more HATE GROUP on page 16 Students finally get cable by Laurel Cifala Staff Writer Students living in St. Charles, Borromeo and Guadalupe halls can look forward to cable television in their dorm rooms next fall. The dorms currently do not have room access to cable, although both have lounges that are equipped with cable. Luke Fortune, director of community living, explained that getting cable in the dorms has been a long time coming. Fortune said that stu­ dent demand for cable has been overwhelming in recent years. The school has been exploring the idea of cable access in the dorms for sever­ al years. It has been a matter of trying to allo­ cate the funding and work out details, Fortune said. Dr. Jim Hardwick, vice president for student life, explained that Carroll is working with Bresnan Communications to wire the dorms for the 2005-2006 academic year. Bresnan is currently working on the preliminary wiring and plans to finish sometime this summer. Fortune said that Bresnan had originally thought that it would be possible to wire the dorms over winter break. That ptdllTelT through when Bresnan was unable to reach underground wires due to snow. Plans for safer parking 1 i New parking spots along Simperman make life easier for the students who live off campus. by Kristy Gilreath Staff Writer Carroll College Student Life Department is currently making efforts to make pedestrians on..campus safer and parking mpre accessible. ” As a plan to make Carroll pedest’naus‘saIer,T”: stop signs have beenaikled soutliof Guadalupe Hall. Parking has also been eliminated east of O’Connell Hall in order to provide a safer walkway for students. Parking has been added to “Carroll Way” road, the road along the east side of the Fortin Center. This will give students more paved parking areas. According to Community Relations, the City of Helena is considering making Henry Street a “One Way Only” street. Angled parking would then be added to the north side of the street, in order to double park- _ ing area on campus. ■a Carroll will be adding more “No Parking” y signs and painting curbs yellow to indicate to g students where the parking changes are occur­ r i n g . Student life has distributed these signs 2 effectively to help students adjust to the -§ changes, without cluttering campus. The State of Montana has also contracted out plans to have Benton Avenue repaved this spring. Student Life is hoping these changes will make parking easier for students, as well as make pedestrians safer while walking across campus. Students are also reminded by the Carroll Administration to drive slowing and carefully to keep pedestrians safe. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2005 VOLUME 88, N0.4

The Prospector (Helena, Mont.), 09 Feb. 2005, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.