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Nov. 5, 1999

ABC correspondent to speak as part of ASA cultural festival

The Asian Student Association (ASA) will host ABC News correspondent Juju Chan at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center. Chan will deliver a speech titled, 'The Model Minority Myth: Breaking Barriers Building Bridges.'

The speech is part of a cross-cultural festival celebrating Asian cultures. The festival will also include cultural skits, a fashion exhibit and dance performances.

No organized counter-demonstration will take place at Saturday's Church of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan rally. The rally, occurring at 2 p.m in front of the McLennan County Court House, will protest the federal government's actions during the April 1993 siege on the Branch Davidian Compound. Both organizations that originally planned to participate in a student rally, the Young Democrats and the NAACP, have since expressed a lack of interest and said they will not attend.

Waco Police will block off the area immediately surrounding the courthouse from Fifth to Sixth Street. Larry Murphy, a spokesman for the police department, said the major concern is re-routing traffic. He said past rallies have not created much attention, so they are not concerned about conflict or counter-demonstrations.

'It's been conducted and finished, and everybody goes about his or her business,' he said.

Rev. Jeffrey Berry, national imperial wizard of the American Knights will speak at the rally.

The Student Union is sponsoring a two-hour interactive music video game show from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday in Barfield Drawing Room. Paradigm Entertainment Group sponsors the event, and this year marks the first time Baylor will participate. Large television screens will display clips from music videos, and contestants will be given the chance to correctly identify the clips. Students will have the opportunity to win various prizes including T-shirts and CDs. The event is free and open to all students.

Anyone interested in being a representative on Student Court or electoral commission should call Student Body President Jon Rolph at 710-4082, or go by the student government office located on the first floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center to set up an appointment for an interview. Four positions need to be filled for Student Court by Tuesday.

Because of popular demand

(and an overwhelming response)....

Yearbook photographs

will also be made in the Cub Lounge

of the Bill Daniel Student Center

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9

There is NO sitting fee this year! IT'S FREE!

Remember the 'Shoot the Greeks' contest