"November to show colorful diversity of Asian Culture." November 1, 1994.


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"November to show colorful diversity of Asian Culture." November 1, 1994.
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Asian Kaleidoscope Month articles and advertisements in the Florida Alligator
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Nortunen, Sandra L.
Independent Florida Alligator
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TUESDAY,NOVEMBER1,1994,ALLIGATOR, 3campus & cityoveber0showcolorful"iversityofAsiancultureREpoR TFreeconcerttoDeee-Lite students-F.HiersFatalcarcrashTwo Ohio residents died when their car crashed into a tree Monday morning12miles north of Gainesville on Interstate75.Joseph Schmitt,77,and Lucille Schmitt,75,hit the guard railinthe passing lane after they passed a tractor-trailer and lost control of their car, said Florida Highway PatrolLt.Paul Shinholster.Thecar swerved through the right lane and drove into a tree destroying most of the car's front end and pushing the engine into the front seat. ''There was no sign of evasive action," Shinholster said of the car, which was traveling at an estimated speed of75miles per hour. "There were no brakeorskid marks." Police said the two people died on impact, even though both were wearing seat belts.MurderwarrantissuedPolice have obtained an arrest warrant on a Reddeck man for the murder of Richard Boyd,Jr"who was killed Oct.23at the McPherson Recreation Center, said Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Joe Stein. Antonio Anthony Tuggerson,21,was seen leaving the centerinan older model green Chevrolet Caprice. He is a black male with a medium build, 6 feet tall and weighs about160pounds. He has short black hair, brown eyes, a dark complexion and a goatee.MurderupdateTheGainesville man who was charged with first-degreemurderSunday was released from Alachua General Hospital on Monday, said Alachua County Sheriffs spokesmanLt.Emery Gainey. Alton Matheny Johnson was attacked by friends of a Marion County man he allegedlyshotand killed early Sunday morning. David Jenkins,16,allegedly took the gun from Johnson andshothiminthe back, police reports show. Akeem Ford,20,allegedly beat Johnson with a grocery cart and a metal garbage can after the shooting. Jenkins was arrested for attempted first-degree murder and Ford was arrested for aggravated battery.StabbinginvestigatedPolice arrested a Gainesville man and charged him with aggravated battery early Saturday morning, said Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Joe Stein. Bruce DavidDavis,22,allegedly stabbed a Gainesville maninthe chest during a fight at a20NE22nd St. address. During the fight that involved at least eight people, another Gainesville man had his left eye severed, while a third man wascutacross the cheek. tions Chairman Sam Silver saidheis expecting at least 5,000 people for the free show, whichwillfeature a 6-foot mirror ball in the middle of the field. Economics professor Mark Rush will emcee the show dressedin"somethingfunkadelic,"Silversaid. "It's goingtobe an insane time," Silver said. ''They (Deee-Lite) were very excited about the show."KathyBushouseFor more information about Asian Kaleidoscope call Farhan Shamim at 392-1665 ext. 322 or call Patrick Baterna at 372-1478. time to celebrate cultural aspects and not social issues. "We're starting over this year to provide a complete statement of what it meanstobe Asian," Fajardo said. "This month, we'll be able togetinto social issues and entertainment. It'll be a chance to show that we're not just a museum piece." But with past Asian eventsattracting few non-Asians, Fajardo said, this month will be different. ''This time we tried to create a diversity of eventstoattract all types of people," he said. Comedian Christy Medrano, who performedonthe television comedy "In Living Color,"willbe at the Orange&Brew onNov.14at 8:30 p.m.Rapgroup Yellow Peril iswillperform at the Orange&Brew Nov.18at9:30p.m.Thesetwo events were sched uled to show the diversity of the Asian culture, Fajardo said. But to kick offthemonth, Stephen Sumida, University of Michigan Englishdepartmentchairman,willspeak at 7 tonightinthe Reitz Union Auditorium stock '94.Openingfor Deee-Lite istheGainesville band WhatItIs.Theevening also will featureDJSean Ferguson, whowillstart play ing music at 5:30. UF coach SteveSpurrierwill speak, and the UF cheerleaders and Dazzlerswillperform. A fireworks displaysetto the music ofDJSean Fergusonwillbegin at 9:45.StudentGovernmentProduc"There aresomany differentcolorsofpeopleinAsia,sowefeltkaleidoscopewouldbeagoodname.Theonlyproblemwithitisthatsomanypeoplekeepaskingmetoexplainit."Farhan Shamim Co-director for Asian KaleidoscopeThoselooking for a far-out way to kick off the 1994 Homecoming week can break out the bell-bot toms and platform shoes for a free concert tonight at the UF Bandshell by Deee-Lite. Best-known for their 1989 dance hit "Groove isinthe Heart" fromthealbumWorldClique,thegroup just released a new album titledDewdropsin the Rainand is plan ning a multimedia world tour.Thegroup recently performed at WoodOn any day of the week, those who walk across campus can find diversity at every corner. And it seems like every other week,ormonth, Student enate is funding a group to cele----------------brate its culture. For the first time at UF, Asian tudents have claimed their own month. Today is the first day of Asian Kaleidoscope:Anarray of Cul tures, which lasts untilNov.22.Thename for the month wascreatedoutof a desire to be unique, said Farhan Shamim,codirector for the month and avolunteer for Volunteer for Interna tional Student Affairs. "We just wanted to do some thing different," Shamim said. "There are so many different col ors of people in Asia, sowefelt kaleidoscope would be a good name.Theonly problem with it is that so many people keep asking me to explain it." In the tradition of other minority groups, Asian students want to educate themselves and non-Asians through the use of comedians, speakers, rap groups and other events. Glenn Fajardo, chairman for the Asian Student Union, saidthepast Asian awareness weeks only allotted enoughBySandraL.NortunenAlligator WriterIN"THEARMY,URSESAEN'TJUSTINDEMAD.THEY'REICOMMAND. W' This notice is made possible by Cliffs Notes. BOQK UNIVERSITY & THIRTEENTHOPENto:OOTO1:00 SUNDAY 5:00CLIFFS NOTES DISCUSS THE ACTION AND IDEASOFTHEWORK UNDER CONSIDERATION, ITS ARTISTIC MERIT, AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO THE LITERARY CANNON. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITU1E FOR READING THE 1EXT OR FOR A CLASSROOM DISCUSSIONOFTHAT TEXT. THEY DO. HOWEVER, HELP THE READER WHOISFINDINGTHEWORK DIFFICULT. MOST CLIFFS NOTES ARE $3.95.mandofyour life. Calll-BOO-USAARMYsigning bonus,housingallowancesand4 weeks paid vacation-you'llbewell in comAny nurse who just wants a job can .-.....-. with your levelofexperience. As find one. 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