Archive for February 2011

Student arrested in connection with Elon vandalism

February 24, 2011

Freshman Katherine Appelbaum has been charged with vandalism of real property after being arrested Saturday morning. Elon University Campus Police arrested Appelbaum in connection to the vandalism on campus last week and she was take to the Alamance County Jail on $800 secured bond.

According to Chuck Gantos, Chief of Elon University Campus Police, they are looking into the vandalism further for the person responsible for “the other color.”

“This is still an active investigation,” Gantos said, “I wouldn’t be surprised if other charges follow.”

Appelbaum has also been charged with underage drinking and resisting arrest and is scheduled to appear in the Alamance County District Court March 10, 2011.

UPDATE: Phoenix14News spoke with Locke Clifford, Appelbaum’s attorney, this evening.  Clifford told Phoenix14News his client is not making any further comment at this time regarding the arrest.

Texas man arrested in terror plot purchased chemicals from Burlington plant

February 24, 2011

By Nick Ochsner

A Texas college student has been arrested on terror charges stemming from a tip called in by a company in Burlington.

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari

Aldawsari

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets.

According to a copy of the criminal complain filed against Aldawsari in Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Aldawsari purchased ten 500 ml bottles of 80 percent concentration phenol from Carolina Biological Supply.

The company is located at 2700 York Road in Burlington– across the street from the old Smithfield Ham processing plant on Haggard Avenue.

The complaint says that phenol “is definted as a toxic chemical with a variety of legitimate uses, which can also be used to make the explosive Tri-Nitro-Phenol, also referred to as T.N.P. or picric acid.”

Carolina Biological

Carolina Biological Supply, York Rd. Near Haggard Ave.

Carolina Biological Supply shipped Aldawsari’s order to a Con-way Frieght facility in Lubbock, Texas.  The shipment was sent back to Carolina Biological Supply.

Carolina Biological Supply then worked with FBI agents to contact Aldawsari to follow up about his order.  Aldawsari became angry after company representatives– and FBI agents posing as employees of Carolina Biological Supply–questioned his reason for ordering the chemicals.

FBI agents continued to use what the complaint calls “legally authorized electronic surveillance” to monitor Aldawsari’s activity.

Jim Parrish, President and CEO of Carolina Biological Supply is just thankful that Aldawsari was caught before something happened.

“This could have been a real tragedy,” Parrish said.

Parrish is also proud of his employees.

“I’m proud of our employees who… who saw something suspicious happening and raised it and we were able to report it to the FBI.”

SGA Election Results

February 23, 2011

SGA Election results are official!  Here are your officers for the 2011-2012 school year:

Executive President - Samuel Warren

Executive Vice President – Rachel Long

Executive Treasurer – Nicholas Livengood

Executive Secretary – Joseph Ross Garner

Education Representative – Chelsea Gund

Business Representative – Jessica Turek


Senior Class  Officers

Senior Class President - Taylor Martin

Senior Class Senator - Patrick Reynolds

Junior Class Officers

Junior Class President – David Brown

Junior Class Senators – Darien Flowers and Alexandra Cerussi


Sophomore Class Officers

Sophomore Class President – Ryan Budden

Sophomore Class Vice President - Gregory Zitelli

Sophomore Class Secretary – Kyrstin Wallach

Sophomore Class Senators – Alexandra Briggs and Patrick Brown

All empty positions will be appointed by the Executive President soon.

Jason Puckett caught up with newly elected Executive President Sam Warren to find out how he feels about being elected and his goals for this year.

Phoenix Phind Dominated

February 23, 2011

By Don Granese

Seek and you shall find something fun to do on Elon’s campus.

This weekend students took part in the annual Phoenix Phind scavenger hunt hosted by RSA and the Danieley Area Council. Even though less than ten teams participated this year, the competition remained intense. One team in particular dominated.
Team Domination won the competition by only twelve points making this their sixth time in a row. Their road to victory was paved by numerous tasks that the team had to successfully complete in order to gain points and beat their opponents.

Each team was handed a list of 150 tasks, with each task worth different point values. A picture of someone with an eyebrow shaved off was 10 points, as well as a picture with a rodeo clown. If a team could find a snowflake it was two points. A rainbow was one point and a picture of someone petting a panda would earn them two points.

“It’s not surprising,” said Peter Cooper, one of the team members. “This is the sixth year of domination. We are team domination. We have proven and effective methods in winning Phoenix Phind. We hope to continue the legacy next year.”
Although not every team was victorious, team Matrix members are proud to have just come in third place. “I’m happy that we placed and that we were kind of journeying around North Carolina as a team,” said one team member. “That was fun. Draining, but fun.”

The outcome of the competition was announced on Sunday night in the Daineley Commons. Team Matrix went home with a prize of $100. Team Phinders Keepers left with a second place $300 reward and team Domination walked away with the $500 first place prize. Every team that participated left with some form of consolation,including T-shirts and candy.

Phoenix14News: Feb. 21, 2011 Newscast

February 21, 2011

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SGA Speeches & Debate Coverage- Thursday 17th, 2011

February 21, 2011

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Home Remedies for the Flu

February 21, 2011

The flu is hitting Elon hard. You can take cough syrup, decongestants and cough drops to help ease your symptoms. WebMD suggests some home remedies that can help you get better.

To help with overall aches and pains you should increase liquids and take a warm shower. You can also put a warm moist washcloth on your cheeks.

If you have a scratchy throat and a clogged nose WebMD has a couple of spices that can help ease your pain. Ginger has antibacterial properties and can help get rid of throat inflammation. Chili peppers are also good for the flu– they serve as a decongestant.’

Lastly, WebMD suggests that you drink a lot of liquids and says you should stay in bed and rest.

Check out WebMD for the full list of home remedies.


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