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Page A-2, The Tuskegee News, May 13, 1999 Tuskegee native Lofton pre: ONOmaha Chancellor's Award Sigrid D. Harrison poses in front of the White House .. BTW junior attended National Youth Leadership Law Forum BTW junior Harrison attends National Youth Leadership Forum Sigrid D. Harrison, a junior at Booker T. Washington High School was selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. during the week of March 2- 7,1999. She was one of two students from the state of Alabama to attend this forum. Her activities, while in Washington, included serving as a Justice in a simulation of an actual Supreme Court case, attending college admis- sion seminars, and participating in debates on topics such as school prayer, affirmative action, and the death penalty. She also visited many of the historic and national monuments such as The Capitol, The White House, Library of Congress, The Supreme Court, the Jefferson, Lincoln, and Vietnam Veterans memorials, and Arlington National Cemetery. Sigrid was nominated by teachers Mrs. Janet Sullen and ~lvianne J. LaPread, from whom she was taking a course in public speaking and who subsequently wrote a letter of recommendation after her initial acceptance. Sigrid is the daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Segrist and Gloria Harrison Sr.,and she aspires to obtain a degree in English and to later attend law school. Armed Forces Day May 15 Armed Forces Day is Saturday, May 15. With members of the mil- itary involved in Kosovo, Iraq and other deployments, now is the time to say a special 'q~hank You" to them. Yet, you cannot find a greeting card in most stores for Armed Forces Day. That is why The American Legion has created a special card for sending via e-mail. A visit to The American Legion's web site, www.legion.orq is the first step. Just click on the link from the front page, fill in the e- mail information, select the appropriate branch of service song, type your message, click on "Send" and the card is on its way. There is no charge. This is the first time The American Legion has undertaken an Armed Forces Day project. The nation's largest veterans organiza- tion will monitor usage. If the program is successful, the artwork offerings will be expanded in future years. Increasing American forces are being called upon to do more with fewer resources. These deployments to countless spots around the world bring hardships. Legionnaires encourage everyone to let those in the military know that their sacrifice and service are appreciated. Since commercial cards are not readily available, The American Legion established this tribute by e-mail communica- tions. J! : ~i !~ ~ ~ i i:: ::! ~;i: ~#::. :: ~, ii !~i~ ,,~;~: ~' ii~ ~,~;~:';~ ~:~ ~ ~i~ ~!~i' ~:~ i~i~: For more than 25 years, JoAnne Lofton has exemplified the values of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She cur- rently serves as assistant dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. Recently UNOmaha recognized her as the 1999 recipient of the Chancellor's Medal. Raised in Tuskegee Institute, Lofton grew up in a family responsible for the founding of Tuskegee University and Grambling State University. She obtained her bachelor's degree in chemistry and her master's degree in foods and nutrition from Tuskegee University. During the 1960s, Lofton was heavily involved in the fight for voting rights for African- Americans inAlabama. She testi- fied before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 1958 regarding the Tuskegee gerrymander/vot- ing rights situation. Throughout her career at UNOmaha, Lofton has worked on campus as a staffmember, tic- ulty member and admires" trator. She has been instrumental in the recruitment and retention of stu- dents, and is especially known for her retention efforts in the Goodrich Scholarship Program and in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. She suggested developing a rela- tionship with Grambling State University in Louisiana, which has resulted in the recruitment of African-American students to graduate programs at UNOmaha. Lofton also has been instru- mental in working with local i iii ii i AUBURN CITY SCHOOLS AVAHJ~LE POSITION TEACHER: .Elementary -High School -Special Education ' +,~ ~'" '~ ~ ~ ""''~ ...... -Counselor -Alternative School PART.TIME DENTIST CHILD NUTRITION MANAGER Applications available 855 East Samford Ave P.O. Box 3270 Auburn, AL 36831-3270 (334) 887-2100 Fax-(334) 887-2107 groups to promote UNOmaha. In conjunction with The Omaha Chapter of the Links Inc., she helped re-establish its loan pro- gram, which is open to all stu- dents for emergency situations. She also has worked to promote the undergraduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women and the Black Studies Department at UNOmaha. A nominator wrote: To many African-American newcomers, UNOmaha is JoAnne Lofton. Creighton students know her, business people know her and, of course, many UNOmaha stu- dents know her. Her scenes efforts have the way for many and intern opportunities UNOmaha students. epitomizes the enduring, stantive nature of.this tion--honest, accepting, and knowledgeable. In honor of her dedication service, UNOmaha takes: recognizing 1999 recipient of the Medal. Lofton is the daughter late Charles P. Adams Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John A. of 904 Bibb Street, Institute. Title I Pre-K deadline May The Macon County Board of Education Title I P~gram is accepting applications for the Pre-K Program. Children who will! 4 years old by Sept. 1, 1999, and were not enrolled in the Program for the 1998-99 school year, may apply for this Pre-K applications may be picked up at the Macon County Board! Education Title I Office, 501 South School Street~ of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning April 26, 1999. The deadline for returning applications is Friday, May 14, Only the first 50 applications received will be screened to fill the student slots for the Pre-K Program. If further information is ed, please contact Mrs. Gwendolyn T. Moore at the Title I (334) 717-1600, ex~nsion 240. Subscribe to The Tuskegee News Call 727-3020 Channel 32- 8PM ter " ~ .,.,0 woo co.,,. NiSTWO~ For more information call 7274484 Sinclair, Holmes wedding May 29 The wedding of Kimberly Rose Sinclair of Tuskegee to Danon Holmes of Cleveland, Ohio will be Saturday, May 29, in the Tuskegee University Chapel. In the May 6 issue of The Tuskegee News, the wedding date was incorrectly report- ed at May 28. The Tuskegee News regrets and apologizes for the error. IIII I I II lUl Horse Liniment Eases Arthritis Pain OCALA, FL -- An ingredient derived from hot peppers that decreases in- flammation in racehorse's legs, is now recognized as safe and effective for human use. The ingredient has been formulatcd into a product called :~ RTH- RxTM and comes in a strength designed for humans. Researchers are excited and say the formula can relieve arthri- tis pain for millions. Developed by the Phillips Gulf Cor- poration, ARTH-Rx is a breakthrough in the treatment of painful disorders ranging from minor aches and pains to more serious conditions such as arthri- tis, bursitis, rheumatism, tendonitis, backache and more. Although the mechanism by which ARTH-Rx works to relieve pain is not totally clear, scientists suggest that pain is relieved because ARTH-Rx in- tercepts the messenger substance that sends pain signals to the brain. ARTH-Rx is available in a conve- nient roll-on applicator without a pre- scription. According to a spokesper- son for the company, due to the over- whelming demand for ARTH-Rx, sup- plies are sometimes limited. ARTH- Rx can also be ordered by calling 1- 800-7294446. ~ap~e ARTH-Rx is available at: BIG BEAR DISCOUNT DRUG 218 W. Lee St. 727-2150 Arth-Rx Oral with Glucosamin and I I AND NOW AVAILABLE... 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