1998-10-12; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Volume 81, Number 19 Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 ©1998 CM LIFE 79 years of serving the community Monday October 12, 1998 16 pages Relay for Life helps raise funds for cancer research By Kelly Taylor LIFE Staff Writer Every three months, she waits for her teal results. A negative means three more months of remission behind her. A positive could mean sickness, hospitalization and possibly death. Pam Sponseller, executive secretary for the Registrars Office, was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 1996. In 1997, she found support at the Relay for Life. This year, after defeating cancer herself, she decided to serve on the Relay for Life committee to help others find their way to a cure. After a mastectomy and a year of chemotherapy and radiation, Sponseller s cancer went into remission, but she still gets tested every three months to make sure it stays gone. Tm always really nervous right before my test," she said. "But, I've been feeling good, and I'm just glad to be here." Sponseller still takes medication to inhibit cancer growth, which wouldn't exist without the research Relay for Life supports, she said. Because the research may have saved her life, she wants to support it as much as possible. Tm a breast cancer survivor," she said. "I just wanted to do my part." When the event was over and all the benefits where counted. Sponseller s part was raising $2,811 for the American Cancer Society, more than any other participant. The American Cancer Society raised approximately $21,000 Friday and Saturday at the Relay for Life, a 24-hour event that took place between the ponds near the Student Activity Center. The track was lit by 1,035 luminaria that each had the name of a cancer victim or a cancer survivor written on them. The luminaria, which were provided for a suggested donation of $10, brought in a large portion of the money raised. Participants fought temperatures as low as about 35 degrees as they walked all night long. Some stopped only to rest in tents that were set up next to the track. Walkers represented at least 35 teams, and each team was encouraged to have at See RELAY Page 16 Brandon says he had permission to use 'M' trademark By Liz Wishaw LIFE Editor CMU's Board of Trustees chair David Brandon says he received verbal permission for using a logo similar to University of Michigan's block "M." U of M officials say that may be true, but he didn't use the proper procedures to obtain it. Several questions over the use of the Michigan's logos and trademarks have been raised by university officials on how and where permission has been sought for using them in campaigning by the regents. Brandon has been using a "similar logo" to Michigan's block "M" in some of his campaign materials for a position on the U of M Board of Regents. Brandon said Sunday from his home that he did have his attorney contact the university's General Counsel Office in the spring, and sought permission from the office to use the logo. He said he received the permission verbally and his attorney was told there were no forms to fill out. ** I asked them if there were any policies and procedure in place. At the time that I made the request, there was no procedure in place," Brandon said. "We were told that in the past, it had been used in political races, and as long as it was not going to be used for any resale purposes or look like the university was endorsing me in any way that there were no procedures to follow and there was no problem with me using it." Brandon said, "It's a fairly logical conclusion if a trademark attorney wants to get information about procedures to a trademark to talk to the legal department, and that's what we did." Julie Peterson, U of M spokesperson, said Thursday she had been told from second and third parties that Brandon had contacted the General Counsel's Office and may have received permission from the office. She said the proper way to receive permission is through the trademark office. But Friday she said, "After speaking with the General Counsel's Office this morning, I am not able to provide any further clarity about who said what to whom. "As I said to you yesterday, it's clear that there has been a great deal of confusion over the use of the university trademarks in the regental campaign, and we are planning to do a much better job in the future of communicating our guidelines See BRANDON Page 2 Nuisance party results in 42 citations By Matt Edick LIFE Staff Wnter A "blind pig" on Washington Street was broken up early Sunday morning by city police officers, resulting in 42 people cited and six arrests. According to Sgt. Dan Gaffka of the Mount Pleasant Police Department, two officers responded to a loud party at 806 S. Washington St. after receiving various noise complaints. Upon attempting to ask the residents of the house for entry into the premises, the door was slammed and several individuals from inside the house struggled to hold the door closed. The two officers obtained a search warrant and called for assistance from the Isabella County Sheriffs Department, the CMU Police and the Michigan State Police. Gaffka said after the officers returned with the warrant and announced their intentions, they were met still with the problem of gaining entry, while several individuals attempted to hold the door closed. After entry was gained, the nine multi-departmental officers cited 42 guests for attending a nuisance party. Four individuals, a 21-year-old Mount Pleasant male, a 20-year-old Mount Pleasant male, a 20-year-old Charlotte female and an 18-year- old St. Clair Shores male were arrested and lodged at the Isabella County Jail for attending a nuisance party. Two Mount Pleasant males were arrested and lodged at the Isabella County Jail for allowing a nuisance party, for being minors in possession of alcohol, for selling liquor without a liquor license and for resisting and obstructing a police officer. T Like. 1-Hi^ pUMfcW! AUTUMN FLUTUR • CM LIFE Kayle Hessbrook, a toddler from Carson City, roams the pumpkin patch at Dreamfield Farms Saturday afternoon, searching for the perfect jack-'o-lantem. Pumpkin Pest provides fun activities for all ages By Anthony Judnich LIFE Staff Wnter REMUS — Hayrides, pumpkins and colorful leaves — these are just a few fall favorites. They can all be enjoyed by visiting Dreamfield Farms, a 110-year-old Michigan centennial farm about 2 miles west of Remus. This month kicks off the farm's Annual Pumpkin Fest, an event highlighted by visitors enjoying a hayride to pick their own 'great pumpkin' from the farm's abundant pumpkin patch. The Pumpkin Fest, open to the general public, is held each weekend , from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Weekdays are reserved for school programs, and evenings are set aside for hay-rides, barn dances and bonfires for college students and other groups. General admission is $4. Mary Barlow, proprietor of Dreamfield Farms, enjoys thousands of visitors at her venerable homestead. Fall is easily her favorite season. "If you live outside the state of Michigan you really appreciate fall," Barlow said. Those of us who live here, sometimes we don't even notice. But fall is absolutely spectacular. The colors of these trees are spectacular in the fall. It's quite a show." She said the Pumpkin Fest involves all the things that go on during the year, including interaction with farm animals and recreating the play-things she had as a child, such as swinging on a rope into a pile of straw. See PUMPKIN Page 2 Classified 15 Crossword 15 Et cetera 10-11 | Sports 6-8 Voices 4-5 To reach CM LIFE Phone (5171 774-3493 1 E-Mail CMLIFEecmuvm.csvxmich.edu Fax number (517) 774-7805 Central Michigan LIFE Online Internet address http7/www.cmlife.cmich.edu Student charged with drug felony By Angela S. Vandenberg LIFE Assistant News Editor A CMU student is waiting to make a plea on Nov. 25 for two drug felony charges. Shawn P. Gentner, Memphis junior, will make a plea on Nov. 25 and then go to trial on Dec. 7 for two drug felony charges. Gentner is charged with delivery and manufacturing of psilocin — or hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana, according to Isabella County court records. Centner's bond was transferred to Circuit Court on Aug. 13. The actual amount paid was $1,800, and it was paid by Becky L. Manturuk, Wales junior, also charged with the same crime. A plea is to be entered Nov 25 at 1:15 p.m. The trial is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 7 and is expected to last three days. There are five to six lay witnesses and one expert witness. Settlement is likely. The final pretrial hearing was held at 1 p.m. Sept. 30 by Isabella County Judge William R. Rush. According to arraignment records, both Gentner and Manturuk were growing the substances in their East Broom field Street apartment and there was enough of both drugs to warrant a felony charge of intent to deliver. The charges culminated from a drug bust conducted by the BAYANET — Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team — on April 1. If convicted of the psilocin charge, Gentner, 24, faces up to seven years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. The marijuana charge is punishable by up to four years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine. Acting as Gentner's attorney is Thomas H. Anthony of Mount Pleasant. Isabella County Prosecuting attorney Larry Burdick represents the case for Mount Pleasant. Car accident claims victim LIFE Staff Reports A three vehicle accident Friday night on Remus Road sent two men to the hospital and left another dead. The accident occurred at approximately 11:16 p.m. when Michael Thornburg, 22, of Kalamazoo was returning home after attending an alumni fraternity function earlier in the day in Big Rapids. He was on his way to visit a friend at CMU when he lost control of his vehicle while driving east on Remus Road, said the Isabella County Sheriffs Department. Thornburg crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck the vehicle of Larry Bunker, 54, of Weidman, who was driving west on Remus Road. Bunker was killed in the collision. A third vehicle, owned by Leo Niezgoda, was struck after Thornburg's vehicle struck Bunker's vehicle. Thornburg was treated at Central Michigan Community Hospital for his injuries and released into the custody of the ICSD. Bond has been set for Thornburg and he will be formally arraigned today. Niezgoda was also treated at CMCH; he suffered from facial lacerations and fractures. Thornburg was believed to have been drinking the night of the accident, according to police reports.
|Title||1998-10-12; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, October 12, 1998 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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