1996-02-07; Central Michigan Life
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if ^ervijj^ Central Michigan LIFE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1996 VOLUME 78, NUMBER 57 MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48859 ©1996 CM LIFE (517)774-3493 1 G PAGES SPORTS Chippewas host Bowling Green in return to Rose The CMU women's basketball squad will try to get back in the win column against the Falcons. Central will be without point guard Julie Miller. PAGE 8 LIFESTYLES 0000 0000 0000 0000 exp 01/00 Cash or charge? Credit cards are easy to get for college students, but could pose problems for those who charge to the max. PAGE 12 CAMPUS Speaker starts African- Heritage Month celebration Yosef A.A. ben- Johchannan, a professor from Cairo, spoke about the religious background of Africa and the Egyptian area. PAGE 3 TODAY- 30/25 mostly cloudy WEDNESDAY* 30S20 Arrested students have their days in court By Lin E Start Writer Two students arrested Jan. 28 in Washington Apartments were arraigned Monday in Isabella County's 76th District Court on charges of resisting and obstructing an officer. Dequon James and Jocylin Stevenson, Muskegon Heights sophomores, were arrested Jan. 28 after police responded to a loud party complaint. Walker's appeal denied By James Cook LIFE Sports Editor and Eric Herter LIFb Assistant Sports Editor CMU basketball player Mike Walker had his appeal to return to the team denied in a hearing Monday. Walker, Oscoda senior, was suspended for the season along with Jackson sophomore Ryan Holmes for a post-game fight in the team locker room Jan. 13 following an 81-76 loss to Eastern Michigan. The appeal panel was comprised of three members: James Damitio, NCAA faculty representative and associate professor of accounting, Barbara Peddie, athletic committee chair, and Marcy Weston, associate athletic director. CMU athletic director Herb Deromedi was not on the committee because of his direct involvement in the original decision to suspend Walker and Holmes. The hearing began at approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday and was concluded at about 5:45 p.m. after closing statements from Walker and CMU head coach Leonard Drake. The three-person panel deliberated for a half hour before delivering its verdict, Peddie said. The decision was not unanimous, Peddie said, adding that there was an agreement between the three panel members to not disclose who the dissenting panelist was. "I feel that I presented my case the best that I could, and the university made a decision," Walker said. Walker, along with his attorney, Richard Robinson of Okemos, and Drake, were pre- See WALKER Page 7 WALKER Kiante Smith, Detroit freshman, also was arrested Jan. 28. during the social gathering. He was charged with disorderly conduct and minor in possession. The preliminary examination, during which the court will decide whether there's enough evidence to bound James and Stevenson over to circuit court, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday. Smith's attorney waived his client's arraignment.His pretrial hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 26. Police said arrests were made after police officers verbally warned party-goers to disperse from the apartment on two separate trips. According to police, James was arrested after becoming confrontational the third time police visited the apartment. Stevenson grabbed the throat of an officer and slapped one or more officers during the confrontation, police said. Smith was arrested when he refused to comply with requests to leave the apartment, police said. Students involved in the matter said the officers involved used excessive force. The students claim police unnecessarily sprayed pepper gas and used unwarranted force to break up what they called a peaceful gathering. Bruce Roscoe, dean of Students, and Angela Haddad, CMU's affirmative action officer, are reviewing the incident and will prepare a report after getting information from those involved. Hot to trot Globetrotters dazzle more than 2,000 By Doug Fisher LlPE Staff Writer Ml "Showtimer The Harlem Globetrotters, led by Paul "Showtime* Gaffhey, rocked a crowd of 2,158 people in Rose Arena with their amazing assortment of basketball skills, tricks and antics. Gaffhey had the crowd rolling [in the aisles with such classic pranks like stealing the lady in |the front row's purse. Mount Pleasant native Sandy ISchafer was the victim of the crime." "He just came over and asked lif Tllked *hat guy and I said ryeah/* she said. Before she knew it, Gafmey jwas running down the court with her purse and put it around [Doug Stewart's neck. Stewart is the captain of the International JAll Stars, the Globetrotters (opponent. Gaffhey said he didn't know Iwho the purse belonged to because "all the white ladies look alike to me," causing the crowd to roar in laughter. lb get the purse back, Schafer had to go out on the floor and [dance with Gaffhey. "I guess we're supposed to go |to the disco after the game," Schafer said. A microphoned Gaffhey then [asked for "a little kiss on the cheek." Schafer followed with a |kiss on both cheeks and one on the lips. Gafmey fell to the floor overcome by excitement, as the Globetrotter bench proceeded to run over to Schafer begging for [their chance at a kiss. Gaffhey will inherit the title hClown Prince of Basketball" when "Sweet Lou" Dunbar retires after this season. Dunbar was given the name by the great Meadowlark Lemon. It goes to [the Globetrotter who get the most laughs on the team. The referees got into the act when one called a foul Gaflhey disagreed with early in the contest. "Whaf d ya call," Gafiroey said. f 1- r* a*~ ... Bflr' -^mmmmmmmm~mmmmmmmm\~^ammmmmmmt _t* ^mmm^r^ W HP^^^^sY 40***»fe iW "■ ; "im * i SL/^V 4* * *. V *•*•'-* _ LIFE Photos/Christina N. Paul "Showtime" Gaffney (above) of the Harlem Globetrotters joins the crowd in cheering on Ms Thursday at Boss Arena. Gaffhey (below) dribbles for a little extra fun. "I called pushing on number 50 (Shawn "Thunderbird" Jamison)," the referee replied. "Bad call," Gafmey answered. Thank you," the ref said. Not more than a minute later Gafmey was at the scorer's table testing the horn. One of the referees came to the scorer's table to yell at Gaffhey. But Gafmey said it was the scorer's fault. The ref then gave an earful to the official scorer. Despite Gaffhey's antics, the Globetrotters showed why they earned the name, "The World's Greatest Basketball Show." "Super"- Mario Green, Traxel "Quick" Silvers and home-town favorite Barry "Hi-Rise" Hardy added to the excitement with both thunderous and graceful dunks. Hardy, a three-time slam dunk champion, hails from Inkster. In another gig, Noah Davis, a fourth grader from St. Louis, had his shoes taken off by Gaffhey and thrown at International All Star players. Gafmey then picked Davis up and acted like he would throw See TROTTERS Page 10 Big winter chills mean hefty heating bills for CMU By Renee Lutz LIFE Staff Writer As recent weather temperatures dipped below zero, CMU officials say they are digging deeper into their pockets to pay the bills. According to Earl Morrow, director of facilities operations, it is costing an additional $3,000 per day compared to last year to provide the extra steam needed to maintain sufficient temperatures. On a given day CMLTs powerhouse produces up to 80,000 pounds of steam per hour in order to sufficiently heat all buildings on campus. Almost 110,000 pounds of steam are being used every hour to main tain a temperature of 70 degrees in most buildings, he said. "This winter has been colder longer than in previous years," he said. "The difference between a mild winter and a severe winter can be as much as $500,000 in total energy costs." Morrow said several heating pipes have frozen because of the cold temperatures. The coils found in heating units, when exposed to extremely cold winds, can freeze, he said. Although preventative measures are being taken to ensure sufficient heating, some pipes will remain frozen until detection when the weather becomes warmer and the pipes begin leaking, Morrow said. Norm McKindles, superintendent of grounds and landscape operations, said campus water lines also are prone to freezing and cracking because of deep freezing conditions underground. McKindles said a line which cracked two weeks ago near the west side of Pearce Hall was caused by frozen ground shifting and moving from freezing and thawing. McKindles, who also is in charge of keeping the grounds safe for those walking to and from classes, said the amount of salt used for the 1994-95 winter totaled 400 tons. This winter that amount was exceeded by the first of January. More than 450 tons of salt have been used and employees have had to work overtime to keep ice-covered sidewalks clear, McKindles said. At below zero temperatures, the salt becomes less effective so they have to increase the amount of sand, in order to maintain a non-skid surface for those using the sidewalks, he said. McKindles said extra staff worked around the clock during blowing snow and extreme cold conditions Jan. 29 and 30. McKindles added that previous winters have been milder in comparison to this winter causing an increase in costs overall to keep walking areas ice-free. "So far it's been a very costly winter and has put a crimp on our budget," McKindles said. "It's been an unusual winter with a lot of precipitation and cold weather." McKindles said keeping the walkways safe and clear is a big concern of his. "It's been very costly so far this year, but when it comes to someone slipping and falling on the ice there is no cost on that." McKindles expects increasing temperatures during the next few days will make it easier to clear off the remaining ice on sidewalks.
|Title||1996-02-07; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, February 07, 1996 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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