1998-01-28; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Volume 79, Number 52 Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 ©1998 CM LIFE 78 years of serving the community WEDNESDAY January 28, 1998 16 pages CMU hires soccer coach for fall season By Brian Mackie LIFE Assistant Sports Editor Salisbury CMU has finally named a head coach for the new women's soccer team — Mark Salisbury from the University of Missouri- Rolla. Sali sbu ry will have the opportunity to build CMLTs soccer team from the bottom up as the team is scheduled to begin in the fall. Tm looking forward to it," Salisbury said. Associate Athletics Director Marcy Weston was happy with the selection. "I was very pleased. He is outstanding and will get us in the thick of things," Weston said. With the signing deadline approaching a week from today, Salisbury will not have a lot of time for recruiting. He will, instead, start with the club team and go from there, he said. "There is not a lot of time to get kids so we will build from the club team," Salisbury said. "We will recruit madly for the available ones and build up the team one year at a time." Salisbury will see to it that every girl who wants a chance to play for the Chippewas will receive that opportunity. "My office will be wide open. I want to give everyone a chance to play. I hope that there is not a single person that can play but doesn't. Everyone who wants to play, I want to give them a chance so we can find the best ones we can," Salisbury said. Although building up a new program is a tough job, Salisbury has proven that he can build up a losing program. Salisbury has been the men's and women's head soccer coach at the University of Missouri- Rolla for the past three seasons. While there, he inherited a women's team that was coming off of six straight losing seasons. During his three years at the helm, the team totaled a record of 30-22-4, including a 15-3-1 See COACH Page 13 Rand admits foul language; not harassment By Jennifer Ackerman LIFE Editor Almost two weeks after filing a lawsuit against CMU for failure to release personnel files requested under the Freedom of Information Act — David Rand admits he used foul language, but maintains he did not sexually harass anyone. Rand, CMU's director of Greater Michigan Programs for CMU's department of Extended Learning, filed the lawsuit after he was reprimanded for alleged sexual harassment in December. "I have been singled out for this," Rand said. "I admit I occasionally have a raunchy sense of humor. ... They've confused foul language with sexual harassment." Del Ringquist, Rand's supervisor and dean of the College of Extended Learning, said he could not comment on the situation since it is a personnel matter. "I don't know what he's talking about. It being a personnel matter, I'm not inclined to speak on the matter at all," he said. While university officials are reluctant to discuss details of the reprimand, Rand said he has been accused of unzipping his pants and saying, "I have more of this," during a meeting in which comparisons were being made with regard to appearance. He is alleged to have made this gesture in response to someone's statement to have more hair than him. Rand denies the whole incident. Also, he said he has been accused of using phrases with sexual See RAND Page 2 Cheering up THe game of life ■ Fab Five days inspire Jay Smith to take men's basketball team to visit children's hospitals By Emily Aldrich UFE Sports Writer Tt's a well-known fact that children idolize JLgrown-up athletes. The devotion kids have to their favorite players is unconditional. An athlete could be struggling through a poor season, but a young fan's admiration will remain untouched. Children don't realize that athletes are human like everyone else. Their innocent minds see only divine heroes, not capable of any flaws. It doesn't even matter if a child has never heard of a certain player until they meet. The fact that the person is an athlete makes him or her superhuman. Some children's fondest memories are the moments when they do have the chance to meet their favorite athletes. For many kids, that little contact can provide inspiration that lasts a lifetime. As for the athletes, there are some that don't see taking time to give kids attention as especially important or memorable. But then there are those cases when children can leave just as strong of an impact on the players, as the players do on their little fans. No. 25 CMU men's basketball head coach Jay Smith was serving as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan when he started visiting Mott's Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor with some of his players. It was during one of these visits in 1992 that he and team member Juwan Howard met Randy. As a patient at the hospital, Randy suffered from cancer and AIDS. And as a lifelong fan of Michigan basketball, he worshiped the ground Howard walked on. Smith, Howard and some of the other Wolverine players visited sick children in the hospital of their own will, without receiving any type of pay or additional playing time in return. They simply wanted to touch the lives of children like Randy. Randy was 16 years old, though his illnesses made his body appear to be years younger and weaker. His condition limited what he See VISIT Rage 16 TONY CEPAK • CM LIFE (lop) Eleven month old Kayla Webb, and her mother Nichole Webb are playfully presented with a Chippewa pompon by CMU Guard Luke Johnson, Gaylord freshman. (Above) After receiving a bone marrow transplant from his seven year old brother Alex, Aaron Kramer stands marvefing at the gift the CMU men's basketball team brought him Friday night. inside The danger of inhalants see Et cetera Page 10. Classified Crossword Et cetera Sports Voices 14-15 14 10-11 6-9,14 4-5 T»1 B%aaat7PaeeM E-Mail: CM UFESc CM UFE ftpc iwwIhi tmiT}TM Tug Americans watching Clinton had scandal on their minds Associated Press WWfci The speech was about the State of the Union, but Americans who watched it had scandal on their minds. Some of them thought the president did, too. "You can tell he is still thinking about what's going on. I can see it in his eyes. They are different," said Cynthia Adams, a 25-year-old business student at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, Calif. Some Americans thought Clinton should have addressed allegations that he had an affair with a White House intern; others were glad he focused instead on the business of government. Tm impressed," said Darren Welch, 26, of Hoboken, N.J., who stayed after his waiter shift at Television City in Manhattan to watch the speech. "Frankly, it was too much on Geraldo and all that. I hoped the president wouldn't foil under that hype. I wanted to see something serious tonight and I did." Jeannine Hummel, 67, said Clinton should have talked about the scandal, which never got a mention. As president, she said, he should set an example for her five granddaughters. That kind of irresponsibility really offends me," said Hummel, who watched the speech with her husband, a retired minister, at their home in Sun City, Ariz. Steven Wong, 38, who works for a San Francisco software company, said Clinton's "credibility is shot." "At the very minimum, his morals are questionable and his judgment is questionable. Nothing he said so for has made me change my mind about that," Wong said. Wendy Smith, a Boston doctor who watched the speech as she ran on a treadmill at her health club, said she "watched tonight to see if he could pull it off. And he has — he's very dynamic" But while it was the substance she listened for, it was the scandal she talked about. *IWo housemates in the Kentucky mountains did not expect Clinton to mention allegations that he had an affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky — and neither wanted to hear about it. 1 really think he should avoid talking about it," said Dr. Mary Wiss, a former nun, sitting in her bathrobe in an easy chair at home in Pikeville, Ky "It wasn't the topic for the conversation or for the address. It had nothing to do with it." Wiss* roommate. Dr. Mary Fox, a longtime public health director, watched with her, whooping and See SPEECH PAQE 16 Fire run SABRINA BURTON • CM UFE out of the I Rre!
|Title||1998-01-28; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, January 28, 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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