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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2004, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Fraternity Blows Cannon Into Apartments

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Members of the Kappa Alpha fraternity tried to load an antique cannon on their front lawn with fireworks, but destroyed the cannon and blew out the window of an second floor apartment across the street.

An 8-inch portion of the cannon, which legend says dates to the Civil War, crashed through the roof of the apartment building Thursday, tearing through the fifth floor before landing on a pingpong table in the lounge on the fourth floor. The explosion also left some debris imbedded in the building's brick exterior. No one was hurt.

Two members of the fraternity at the University of Missouri-Columbia were arrested. The national Kappa Alpha fraternity said Missouri's chapter president and vice president were facing charges.

Columbia Police Capt. Zim Schwartze said they were investigating a third person for his possible involvement in the incident.

Elaine Pohl, a teacher at Missouri, said she and a visiting scholars from China had been playing a game of pingpong about 8 p.m. in a fourth floor lounge of University Place apartments, located across the street from the fraternity, when they heard two loud explosions. She said she then noticed a 12-inch hole in the ceiling, and a piece of metal on the pingpong table.

"It came down into the net like it would've sliced the table in two, though it didn't break the table," she said.

About a dozen people were in the room at the time, she said.

The fraternity chapter has been suspended by its national office and the university, pending the outcome of an investigation, the Kappa Alpha Order said Friday. The chapter at Missouri is required to cease all activities.

"KA deeply regrets the actions taken by certain member of the chapter which violate our regulations and policy. KA policy prohibits the possession or firing or any type of firearms on fraternity property," said Larry Wiese, executive director of the fraternity, in a statement.

The phone at the fraternity range unanswered Friday night.

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I was a member of a house that had members in that sort of mind set. Stayed with them for 1 semester before getting a special grant from Nationals to disassociate but retain Alumni status.

You'd be amazed at some of the things that go on in some of those (few, but significant) places.
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My school (Manhattan College) wasn't big on Greeks, but there were a couple fraternities that were pretty lame. In fact, myself and a couple other members of our rugby team used to steal kegs from the fraternity houses and then have parties, dubbing them, "Fraternity-sponsored" parties. The guys in the fraternitity were such pussies that they did nothing about our thefts, they just asked us to return the empty kegs so they could get their deposit back. I mean, whatever happened to fraternities having a set of balls and brawling with anybody who f**ked with them?!?! I think we would have had more respect for them if they had at least tried to stop us when we stole their kegs!
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