"Kaleidoscope events to reflect Asian culture." November 10, 1998.

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"Kaleidoscope events to reflect Asian culture." November 10, 1998.
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Asian Kaleidoscope Month articles and advertisements in the Florida Alligator
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Lewis, Ken
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TUESDAY,NOVEMBER10,1998,ALLIGATOR,3 "Whenthecommunity'sown chil dren's lives are horribly snuffed out,thecommunityisgoingtobetraumatized,"hesaid. "There'snowaytherecould havebeena fair trialinGainesville, Florida." Gainesville," said Harrison, aUFgraduatewhoattendedfor six yearsinthe1960s. Rolling was also convictedonthreecountsofsexualbatteryandthreecountsofarmedrobbery. Rolling is serving a lifesentenceandawaitingdeathbyexecutionintheFlorida State PrisoninStarke. The sentenceincludedfivecountsoffirst-degreemurderinthedeathsofChristaHoyt,SonjaLarson,TracyPaules, Christina PowellandManuel Taboada. filiate,andWUFT, the PBSaffiliatebasedontheUFcampus.JosephS.White,assistantgeneralcounsel fortheFloridaDepartmentofLaw Enforcement, saidhemetwith amemberofHarrison's firmonOct. 28. "We prOVided for inspection copiesofall newspaper articlesthatwereinourinvestigative file as well as duplicatesofsome television news broadcasts," White said. White,theFDLElegal adviser for crimi nal investigationandforensic science services, saidthewoman left with 39 cop ies of newspaper articles at 50 cents each. Harrison saidthemediaexamplesshowGainesville is a close-knitcommunity where "the poolofjurors wereunfairly influenced." "IknowthatUFisvirtually"You'redealing withtheultimate pen alty -a person's life." Since July, HarrisonhasbeenRolling's post-conviction attorney. Heissettoprove public defenderswhorepresented Rollingduringthethreeyearsbetweenhis arrestandhisdeathrowsentencefailedtoask for a changeofvenue. "There is achancethatRollingwouldnothavebeensentencedtodeath," said Harrison, a privateattorneypaid $100anhourbythestate.Harrisoncollectedexamplesofpre-trial publicityhecontendscouldhaveinfluencedthejurypoolofAlachuaCountyresidents. Media items include newspaper arti clesinTheGainesville SunandtheAlligator,as well as television newscasts fromWCJBTV-20, Gainesville'sABCaf-Rolling revisited: laWyer to appealdeathsentenceMan responsible for Gainesville student murdersblamesmediainterferenceByCindyGeorgeAlligatorWriterThe state-appointedattorneyfor con victed serial killerDannyHarold Rollingishoping $19.50incopiednewspaperar ticlesandtelevision newscastsabouttheJ090 Gainesvillestudentmurderswill his client fromDeathRow. aya HarrisonIIIsaidMondaythe"massive, inflammatory, pre-trial publicity"may have cost Rolling his life. On Thursday,Harrisonwillbeginthelast-ditch efforttogetRolling's 1994 death sentence revokedbyfiling a petitiontotheEighthCircuitCourtof FloridainGainesville. "You havethisone, lastopportunityto getthecourttoreviewwhathappened in thefirst trialtomakesurethedefen dant's rig tIts were protected,"hesaid.TeresaHillman -AlligatorStaff signal time for flu shots20 willbethe most represen tativeofthemanyAsian culturesthatcompose.theASU.Participants will performpopulardances from their various countriesina color ful competitionattheReitz Union Ballroom at 7 p.m. "It would be a great idea for people to see what Asian cultureisallabout," Perez said.JapaneseanimationwillbefeaturedattheReitz UnionCinema from WednesdaythroughNov.16.The Filipino Student Asso ciation will present a comedy show, "Tongueina Mood," at 7 p.m.onWednesday attheReitz Union Ballroom. A pooltournamentwill take placeonThursdayintheReitz Union Gameroom from 7 to 9 p.m. A "Def Talent Jam," which Perez said will focus moreonentertainment,goesdownSaturdayatHolidayInnWestat7 p.m.OnNov.18,inTurlington Plaza, at lunchtime, organi zationsinthe.ASUwill give away food preparedinthestyleoftheircountries. "We're a very friendly peo ple," Fernandez said. "It's a family atmosphere. We wel come everyone."AsianKaleidoscopeMonthEvents mednesdag throngh Mondag: Japaneseanimationatthe Reitz Union.cinema mednesdag at7p.m.:"TongneIn Mood" comedgshominthe Reitz:S'on gameroom Th!1!sdag from 7to9p.m.:PooltonrnamentintheReitzUniongamerm Sat!1!dag at7p.m.: "Dff TalentJam"attheHolidayInn WestrNovember16 at lunchtime:JAsian foodfairinTnrlingtonPlaza' November 20at7p.m.:Talent shom intheReitzUnionballroomByKenLewisAlligatorWriterKaleidscope events to reflect Asian cultureGraphic --Jamie BrandtManystudentsthinkAsiancultureonlymeansthingsChinese,butAsianKaleidoscopeMonthwillchangetheirminds,saidprogram co-director Barbara Perez. Perez saidtheeventsshehelpedorganize willshowstudentsthecomplexityandbeautyofAsian heritage. Collegestudentshaveachancetoexplore all walksoflife, saidPeterFernandez,presidentoftheAsian StudentUnion. He saidthosein volvedinthismonth'sactiv itiesmaybeabletobetterrelatetoAsian culture. "We'renotabackwardraceora savage people,"Fernandezsaid. "We're a veryuniquerace, a very ar tistic race."DeanofStudentsJulieSinasaidAsianKaleido scopeMonthis a "celebra tion,"anopportunityto"ex perience aculturewemaynotbefamiliar with." "You seestudentsdoingthingsyoudidn'tknowtheycoulddo," Sina said. Of alltheevents, Perez said atalentshowonNov. Department."Itis very rare."Atthe time flu vaccines are given, anumberof respiratory problems are going around, too. Most people attribute their symptoms to the flu instead of the common cold. Flu symptoms include a temperature of morethan101degrees, muscle aches and extreme fatigue from at least seven to10days. A coldhassimilar symptoms,butit will last lessthana week.TheGainesville Health Departmentis giving shots for$5andtheUFInfirmary for $7.50.TheInfirmaryhasgiven 1,400shotstodate, includingstudentsandfaculty.TheGainesvilleHealthDepartmenthasgiven2,800shotssince September. But some students do notbothertoget a flu shot because they incor rectly thinktheycould get sick from it. Officials, however, saidtheusual side effect from a shotisslight discomfortina person's arm wheretheneedleisinserted. "Youcannotgettheflu fromtheflu shot," said Tom Belcuore, directoroftheGainesvilleHeathIfIhada hammer...Tim Mensen, 2 I,putsupa furdown, a rafterthatismostly IIjust for looks,"attheconstructionsiteonArcherRoadnear34thStreet wherethenew restau rant, OntheBorder, will be in a few months.ByMarissaFogliaContributingWriterIfyou have noticed a lot of coughing and sneezing lately in your classes, you are not alone. With flu seasonunderway, UP's In firmary andtheGainesville Health Department are stressingtheim portance of getting a flu shot."Immunesystemsaredownthis time of year," said Jane Cul len, assistant directorofadminis tration attheInfirmary. "Studentstendto beunderhigheramounts-of stress."