1988-01-25; Central Michigan Life
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The spokeswoman said Felix Rojas, 24, of St. Louis, was upgraded from serious to fai r con- dition from internal injuries. Jamie Rojas, 13, of Alma, also was listed in fair condition and Chad Rojas, 16, of l-ansing, was in serious condition, according to the spokeswoman. Both youths also were suffering from internal injuries, the spokeswoman said. She said Felix Rojas was an uncle of the three youths. Isabella County Undersheriff John Hradac said the incident was still under investigation. The report stated Goodrich had been drinking. However, officials did not know late Sunday if alcohol was a factor in the 9:10 p.m. incident. The report stated Goodrich's vehicle was traveling southbound on S. I-oomis Road when it left the road and traveled almost 189 feet before hitting the south- side bank of a ditch. A Sheriffs Department deputy said he did not know if the vehicle slid or had just rolled the distance. The vehicle then came to rest after bouncing back from the bank. Power loss? Faculty Association to 'wait and see' results of .3 office reorganizations ■& '&&£ SU* .* i '- X. *&*• -:~o£.---? *o*ii ss£<*$& ;k&. #B$. F rjE_^«^R?"iA™'P-J^^B UL i ' fi < '-'-; ..V*. \ V * .'• ■■ ■ W;'»: ' > # .' ., 4 v .• .'"■■•^■.;i <■ t: ; \.., - .i**,*!';** * ■ * ■« r -'oafl ~WB^*V^——*~—t)Ej\ ' '• -ji|9| f*&.^:: ••, : . f_W** .::: 1 ■fljlfkl -— BBft , > ■* - ^_^_^_\ » ^ot^-io!™. ** M r 'f. ' ■'■-■JT *• g \ ':%M S^r*l! %%- -"-/.; ff > ^^^Hfi3^ry fm^ 1 t Htek.w &_^yit_tf__jB■' V^^^^H r^l ^** *^~-..-^v' '** -•$► ____ut____m ■^_. ■■■■ •*** Bm^BmwE^ .V- BK^: vW z, :+;^«¥* " Surfin' CMU CM UFE/Vacay VanOyka Ten year-old Steve McKennaof Mount Pleasant doesn't need palm treesand a high-tide to hang ten — just a good snowy hill near the Towers and a Sunday afternoon. Blacks face limited product selection by SANDRA K. WHITE IIFE Assistant News tdtoi The more than 300 black CMU students and 15 black families in Mount Pleasant have a limited choice of products that specialize for their needs. And a small market demand for products geared toward blacks could mean a slim possibility exists for businesses selling only those items to survive in Mount Pleasant, local business officials say. The Rev. Thomas R. Jones of the Wesley Foundation. 1400 S. Washington, said he estimates 15 black families live in Mount Pleasant — not nearly enough to support a business. Jones said he has talked to black students who travel an hour to Saginaw to buy hair and cosmetic products because the items are not sold in this community. "The problem for black students who stay in Mount Pleasant is lack of community," Jones said. "We have had to remind the tUC Bookstore) again and again that they should sell cosmetics and other items of special interest to blacks. I think a couple of stores in town now sell some products." Shaun Holtgreive. director of the Bovee University Center, said the UC Bookstore has not sold any health or cosmetic products in the last five years. Jones added Mount Pleasant does not cater to the needs of blacks. "Up until a couple of years ago, there was no barber shop in town that knew how to cut blacks' hair. They had to go to Saginaw in order to get their hair cut." Jones said. lie said although Mount Pleasant salons are open to all races, hair dressers "would not know- how to cut blacks' hair if they did come in." But a business catering to the needs of minorities must have a larger market demanding the products year-round in order to survive, said Tom Schumann, director of Middle Michigan Development Corporation's Small Business Center. 206 N. Main. According to an April 1980 census, Isabella County is composed of 54,110 residents, 96.87 percent of which are white and .93 percent of which are black. American Indians, Eskimos, Spanish, Islanders. Asians and Aleutians made up the remaining percentage of residents. Fall enrollment figures show that 330 black students were attending Central. "Based on the demographics of . (Isabella County*, we do not have a large enough black population to support a tbusiness selling only products for blacks)." he said. "The market reacts to demand, whether it applies to minorities or not." Schumann added. Schumann said his company, which helps establish small businesses in the area, helps investors identify what resources are available to them at state and federal levels. Jones said in order to be profitable, businesses selling black products would have to provide a variety of products for the gen eral public. "I doubt that (such a business) could make much money," Jones said. K mart, 2125 S Mission, provides a variety of products for blacks. Assistant Manager Vicky Bote said. "If we have enough customer request (for certain items), then we write to our main company's distributors, asking them to send us that product," she said. "But (getting the product) depends on if our company can get it in stock." Connie Nalt. cashier at Super X Drug Store. 1408 S. Mission, said although employees cannot special-order anything for the store, they have been told their store sells the largest variety in products for blacks. However, some black CMU students say they "stock up" on certain products when they go home because Mount Pleasant offers a limited selection. "I do buy some of my products here," Lawanda Moten, Detroit junior, said. "But in my two previ- Please See STORES Page 9 by LORRAINE RNLEY UFE A»»istam News Editor Though some faculty members have expressed concern about the reorganization of three University offices. Faculty Association's president said most members now are content to "wait and see what happens.* Faculty members became concerned about their power diminishing when Ed Grant, interim vice president for Administrative Affairs, devised a plan this fall to reorganize three personnel offices under one person. The offices include Academic Administration, Human Resources and Faculty Contractual Relations. The FA Board of Directors passed a resolution in December stating the new unit afreets faculty negatively and weakens the power of Acting Provost Janice Reynolds, the University's chief academic officer. However, Reynolds said she doesn't feel the plan will threaten the power of faculty or herself. "I supported the reorganization plan," Reynolds said. FA President Charles Eiszler said although the board approved the resolution, from a practical standpoint there's nothing the faculty is in a position to do about the reorganization plan. "At this point, I don't think there's any action or recourse the Faculty Association is considering. People seem to be content to wait and see what happens." Eiszler, professor of teacher education and professional development, said. Reynolds said faculty may become stronger as a result of Grant's July appointment to the newly-added vice presidential position. She said there will be another academic voice in the president's council, which comprises all vice presidents. "In some sense, one of the goals of reorganization was to have another academic voice on the cabinet and to bring that perspective to bear on the decisions," Reynolds said. She said she expects the reorganization to give some responsibility to Grant so she could focus her attention on more crucial things. "When one narrows the span of control, I think you can do a lot more." she said. "My control has diminished in (certain) areas, but on the other hand, it frees me to have more control in other areas. I think if the span of control is too large then it diminishes initiative.' Although Eiszler said he understands this reasoning, he still remains skeptical. "That's a reasonable way of explaining a reorganization like that, but on the other hand, faculty are concerned about when they will stop allocating the "provost s- responsibilities," he said Reynolds said she thinks people are under the impression that decisions are made at the University in a direct line — when it really does not work that way. "People consult with each other — there's a lot of discussion with people before decisions are made," she said. "I think the thing that many people are concerned about are the host <>r things that come along with change." Eiszler said he lias talked to people involved with the plan since December and understands it much more clearly now, though he added he's not sure whether he agrees with it. He said faculty tneml>ers previously expressed some concern because there wen* not clear descriptions telling the various roles people would play in the reorganization, hut added that is no longer a factor for most members. "From the standpoint of the Faculty Association, we've lieen reassured that (William i Dunham will still have the major responsihility of working with faculty contractual matters " Dunham is the associate vice provost for Faculty Contractual Relations. "For the time In-ing. people seem to be content with that assurance," Eiszler said. "Faculty have expressed, their concerns and now they are jvivt waiting to see if it's going to work out the way people said it was going to work out." Announcement will affect CMU funding Opt. Jwtaawi, Kanrhard i* expected to nuke an announce- meat today eotktl*Wr»ete^aVppro|»iatkm for higher educa- ^ ~ fMa^CJ^ ei&tti» Although Blanefearifs tnwHmnemant ia only a recommendation, it will basin the long road to CMU's final appropriation for Uu XW SB wudi jeai. wlxlth befllju Julj 1. ■ CMU*« 19G6-* budf* requeet, submitted in late November. aaks the state Leftslatore far 963.2 million, a 27 percent innroaawoverthiayoer'i appropriation of about >49 million. This year'a appropriation wee a 10 percent increase from the previous Richard Miner, eiotutite aerietant to the president for Gov- miiaiinUl H**jtffti'*. has aakl from the outaet the University net expect the entire amount because of the state's less- than-rney financial tJtuttfcm He repeated these sentiments yfm know fltfanrhenfa) recomm%ndation is going to be low.. .%bere*a no need to leecoUte on it. .but we expect a very low Inciwaee. We understand the problems (state lawmakers) hare .pith the revenue fbrocaat," Roller said. ' Befbre Qtrlotmae, tht Legfalarure approved a Y* percent call- . bade of already appropriated funds. Miller said in an earlier interview that woaM amount to about $385,000 for the Univer- attjr. The money wfll be subtracted from the remaining monthly aDotmenta from the elate. Inside LIFE Presidential seat Two profs say front-runners are too close to call Show man Violinist features own music in upcoming concert /Page 3 /Page 8 Unattracted opposites WEATHER BRIEFLY Basketball team beats Miami with different style * Close call Women cagers pull away in second half for 71-63 win /Page 10 /Page 10 Mostly cloudy today with scattered snow. Highs in the teens. Cold tonight with lows near 5. Partly sunny Tuesday with highs near 10. Payment is due Thursday for any one who received invoices for ere dit from drop add Payments can be made at the Receivable Accounting office in Warriner 110.
|Title||1988-01-25; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, January 25, 1988 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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