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VMI Basketball: How about that basketball team? The win over Penn State was obviously a big one. But...how many people know that Penn State had defeated both BYU and NC State before being knocked off by VMI. Pretty impressive. I had a chance to speak with VMI coach Bart Bellairs the day after the big win. Great guy. By the way, coach Bellairs' e-mail address is: BellairsWB@vmi.edu in case anyone would like to drop him an e-mail. Coach Bellairs was telling me there's some way you can listen to the games live over the internet. I'll try and touch base with Jeff Morgan with the Keydet Club to see if I can figure out how it works.
UVA Game Coming Up: As a reminder, VMI plays UVA on Dec 22 in Charlottesville. Anyone interested in hooking up with any other alums for the game should contact Sean Fisher '93. His e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. His phone numbers (voice mail on both) are home (804-971-1852) and work (804-977-1498 ext 18).
Football Player Suspensions: Seems that several East Tennessee and VMI football players got into a bit of a scuffle at the end of their last football game. Seven players with no football eligibility remaining were identified as participants at the end of the game (4 from ETSU and 3 from VMI). Nine other players will be suspended for the first game of the 1998 season in accordance with NCAA rules. The names of the players were not released by the conference or either school. Not sure how many VMI players will be sitting out the first game of 1998, although I believe ETSU had more players involved.
Modification of Military Training Recommended: The AP reports that a Pentagon appointed panel has concluded that the Army, Navy and Air Force should pattern themselves more like the Marine Corps and put male and female recruits in separate barracks and segregate the sexes in their earliest phases of basic training. Hmmm......
Recent Times-Dispatch Article:
Friday, December 19, 1997
Women in corps at ease
VMI says females true part of system
BY WES ALLISON
Times-Dispatch Staff Writer
LEXINGTON The Virginia Military Institute is pleased with coeducation and says its women have been "fully integrated" into the corps of cadets, the state attorney general's office reported to a federal judge yesterday.
In a routine quarterly report on coeducation filed yesterday with U.S. District Judge Jackson L. Kiser in Roanoke, VMI's attorneys wrote that 25 of the 30 women who enrolled this fall have completed the first semester, and they "are considered to have been fully integrated into all aspects of the VMI system as their male counterparts."
VMI admitted its first female cadets in August, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the school's 157-year-old, all-male admission policy was unconstitutional. As part of the court's ruling, VMI must provide Kiser with quarterly updates on coeducation.
Kiser is charged with making sure VMI affords equal access and opportunity to women. Also included in yesterday's four-page report:
Nine of 11 emergency telephones have been installed and activated around campus. The remaining two will be ready in January.
Designs for converting more restrooms for women in academic buildings are under way. The project is expected to be complete by May.
As of yesterday, 27 women and 399 men have applied for admission in next fall's freshman class. Sixteen women and 190 men have been accepted.
At this time last year, 20 women had applied and four had been accepted. VMI hopes to have 30 to 40 women in next year's "rat" class.
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And finally.....: All Cyber Corps
participants are hereby ordered to have a joyous holiday as
explained in the following recent posting to the VMI Electronic
Thu Dec 18 08:19:25 1997
WARNING ORDER FOLLOWS FOR L. COL. LEROY HAMMOND Exec. Asst. to the
Provost and Dean VMI OPERATION ORDER 12-97 FOR: OFFICIAL VISIT OF LTG
SANTA CLAUS 1. An official staff visit by LTG Claus is expected at this
post On 25 Dec. The following directives govern activities of all Army
Personnel during the visit. a. Not a creature will stir without
permission. This Includes warrant officers and mice. Soldiers may obtain
special stirring permits for necessary administrative action through the
Battalion S-1. Officer stirring permits must be obtained through the
Deputy, Post Plans and Policy Office. b. All personnel will settle their
brains for a long winter nap NLT 2200 hours, 24 December. Uniform for
the nap will be: Pajamas, Cotton, Light Weight, General Purpose, OG,
and, Cap, BDU woodland pattern, with ear flaps in the extended position.
Equipment will be drawn from the supply room prior to 1900 hours. While
at supply, all personnel will review their personal hand receipts and
sign a Cash Collection Voucher, DD Form 1131, for all missing items.
Remember, this is the "season of giving." Alternative usage of Birthday
Suit permissible. (This will allow resolution of the naked truth.) c.
Personnel will utilize standard "T" ration sugar plums for visions to
dance through their heads. Sugar plums are available in "T" ration
sundry packs and should be eaten with egg loaf, chopped ham, And spice
cake to ensure maximum visions are experienced. Lacing them with alcohol
is not permitted. Like us, LTG Claus is not allowed to drink and drive.
d. Stockings, Wool, Cushion Sole, will be hung by the chimneys with
care. Necessary safety precautions will be taken to avoid fires caused
by carelessly hung stockings. 1SG's will submit stocking handling plans
to S-3, Training prior to 0800 hours, 24 Dec. All leaders will ensure
their subordinate personnel are briefed on the safety aspects of
stocking hanging. e. At first clatter, all personnel will spring from
their beds to investigate and evaluate the cause. Immediate action will
be taken to tear open the shutters and throw up the window sashes. On
order OPLAN 7-97 (North Pole), para 6-8 (c)(3), dated 4 March, this
office, takes effect to facilitate shutter tearing and sash throwing.
SDO and all CQ's will be familiar with procedures and are responsible
for seeing that no shutters are torn or sashes thrown in Bldg 9828 prior
to the start of official clatter. f. Prior to 0001, date of visit, all
personnel possessing Standard Target Acquisition and Night Observation
(STANO) equipment will be assigned "wandering eyeball" stations. The
SDNCO will ensure that these stations are adequately manned even after
shutters are torn and sashes are thrown. g. The Battalion S-4, in
coordination with the National Security Agency and the Motor Pool will
assign on each Sleigh, Miniature, M-24 and eight reindeer, tiny, for use
by LTG Claus. The assigned driver must have a current sleigh operators
license with roof top permit and evidence of attendance at the winter
driving class stamped on his DA Form 348. Driver must also be able to
clearly shout, "On Dancer, On Prancer, etc." 2. LTG Claus will initially
enter Bldg 9828 through the dayroom. All offices without chimneys will
draw Chimney Simulator, M6A2 for use during the visit. Draw chimney
simulator on DA Form 2765-1 which will be submitted in four copies to
the S-4 prior to 23 Dec. Personnel will ensure that chimneys are
properly cleaned before turn-in at the conclusion of visit. 3. Personnel
will be rehearsed in the shouting of "Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year" or "Merry Christmas To All and To All a Good Night." This shout
will be given upon termination of the visit. Uniformity of shouting is
the responsibility of each section NCOIC. FOR THE COMMANDER GOODE Merry
Christmas to Lord Bravado sds '73
Yours in the Spirit,
RB Lane '75
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