1988-04-27; Central Michigan Life
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Despite its flavor, local water meets health standards ■ (Editor's note: Today, CM UFE begins a thrtt- part series on Mount Pieasant's water and kour both the city and the University cope with some of the problems it presents.) by RUTH VKHANTE UP€ Sta» Writer While Mount Pieasant's water doesnl get high marks for taste, it basically makes the grade in .terms of health standards. ' Brad Brogren. engineer with the division of water supply in the Michigan Department of Public Health, said certain requirements for water must be fulfilled. The State Department of Public Health testa Mount Pleasant's water each month and the city monitors the water daily. "Most of the requirement* have to do with the MOUNT PLEASANT WATER: TAPPING INTO PROBLEMS PART ONE operation of the water system." Hrogren said. The city is aware that the Mount Pleasant area Please See TASTE Page 2A Less minerals Water quality may perk up with iron removal system by LORRAINE FINLEY lIff Asvst3nt News tdtor The quality of some University water may improve if the state approves plans for installing iron removal systems in new campus buildings being constructed. Earl Morrow, director of plant utilities and building maintenance nt Physical Plant, said Physical Plant may ask for iron removal sytems to install in all the new buildings. Mount Pleasant water has a high iron content. "Since the city isn't going to do anything (to improve the water), we're looking at what the alternatives are," Morrow said. If approved, he said. Physical Plant would install an iron removal system in the line where the water goes into the building, from which point it would filter the water. "It works similar to a softener in that it's an iron exchange system. It gets rid of the bad (elements) by oxidation and filtration," he said. "It should make the water a little more palatable." The University has used water softeners for many years, but does so only for hot water. he said. Physical Plant receives several complaints from people on campus about the condition of the water, he said. "We get complaints from different buildings that say, 'My water's black or my water's red or that the water doesn't taste good.'" he said. "We get those complaints quite frequently, but there's nothing we can do about it. "We have asked for iron removal systems to try to com- ba} that." he added. Melvyn Remus, director of Please See IRON Page 13A I '.. J i Keeping cool Drivers don't get steamed during traffic tie-up by WENDY GENZER tlf £ Stall Wruei If tempers were steaming afler workers loading a boiler caused traffic tie-ups Tuesday, they weren't letting it show, one railroad official said. Frank Ketchum, general car foreman for Tuscola Saginaw Bay Railway, said workers loading a boiler from the Power Plant onto a train car on Broomfield Road — blocking traffic in both directions — didn't cause much of a traffic problem. Ketchum described the scene as "something from a movie with police cars' flashing lights," but said there was little inconvenience to travelers. "It hasn't caused any major problems that I can tell, especially since three police cruisers- have been here directing traffic," Ketchum said. I.t. Stan Dinius, a Department of Public Safety officer directing traffic at the scene, also said he did not see any traffic problems except a slight congestion, causing motorists to have to use East Campus or West Campus drives around the area. "(Moving the boiler at 12:30 p.m.) came at the worst possible time, as far as I'm concerned, but the traffic back-up was only a few minutes long." Dinius said. He aaid the reason the boiler was moved during the high traffic time was because the railroad had trouble scheduling when the car would arrive in town. Please See TRAFFIC Page 13A Never say die Students failing classes can sti survive if they follow a few tips by MIKE STORM l IFF Staff Wnter It may be too late to save a failing grade, but some CMU staff members recommend a few-last minute academic tips before finals week. "Students must assess where they are right now," said Helen Leemaster, counselor at the Counseling Center. "They must find out where they stand in the course, and find out (from their instructor! what they must do (to pass the course). "Time management certainly becomes important right now. Put personal problems aside and really concentrate right now. Perhaps talking to someone in the Resources Center might help," I^cemaster said. CM HFC J*H Lawranca Tuscola Saginaw Bay Railway officials say they can move anything by rail The company got the chance to prove that claim Tuesday. Glenn Higgins. of Higgins' Excavating and Crane Rental, of Rosebush, useil two cranes to load a 70-ton boiler unit from CMU's Woodchip Plant. The unit will be shipped to AC Spark Plug. General Motors Corp , plant in Flint. Robotics equipment will be exchanged for the unit Presidential search tagged at $31,000 "Students should find out what outside assignments they still must do and make sure they go to class." Friday was the final day to drop a course. Students still in a class they are failing now must sit back and take a poor grade or do some fast maneuvering, Leemaster said. "They no longer may drop a class, so they may have to sacrifice one class to do better in another one. It's their own personal view," Leemaster said. James Dealing, assistant professor of history, said lack of preparation and lack of attendance are probably the biggest factors in explaining why students do poorly on his final exam. Dealing said he has invited many students to come and talk tn him individually if they're are having problems. But. he said, most don't. "Some people have pnjblems concentrating on the material right before nn exam," Dealing said. "But if they had put the time in regularly during the semester, that intense preparation wouldn't be necessary." He said he has no sure-fire trick for students who are having trouble and want to get a Rood grade at this time in the semester. Mum's the word for hall dwellers by this Sunday by SUSAN MAAS LIFE Slatt Writer Residence hall dwelters have until Thursday to let the animal in them out as quiet hours set in. Quiet hours go in effect between Thursday and Saturday as students begin cracking down for finals. Jacqueline Jones, Tate Residence Hall director, said quiet hours in Tate liegin Sunday ot 2 a.m. "In the past we started them at noon on Sunday, but it was decided that it didn't make much sense to have everyone get all riled up for a couple hours in the morning and then have complete silence," Jones said. She added most Tate students are compliant with quiet hours. "It really doesn't get too wild We don't have many more verbals than usual <because) people are generally worried about Please See QUIET Pago 13A It cost slightly more than $31,000 for the University to com - ptete a national search and appoint Edward B. Jakubauskas its next president, an official said Tuesday. Ross Herron. secretary to the Board of Trustees, said although a few expenses still are coming in. his office records state $31,200 waa spent on the presidential search that began in May with the convening of the Presidential Screening Committee. The search concluded March 3 with Jakubauskas* appointment. Dff:'~ *».»,? -jsvz Inside LIFE Herron said the largest expense was lodging and meals for the Board of Trustees, the 16-member screening committee and presidential candidates. This total came to $13,456. he said. The expenses included nearly a week in Detroit for the screening committee when it met during winter break to interview nine top candidates. Of the nine, the trustees only extended Jakubauskas a visit to campus. Several trustees also made trips to interview three candidates after the screening committee gave them names of six candidates Jan 29 Travel expenses for Hoard member*. the screening conimit- tee and presidential candidates were the next highest expenditure, coming in at $7.5*74. Herron said The .search mivssitated one half-time clerical position !»■ added in the Hoard office, which totaled $3,-117, Hermn said Duplicating and reproduction costs also constituted a major expenditure, totaling $2.28fi Mailing all this material came to $.V>0. Herron added Other expen-es were $">(X) or le-s. he said This search's price is more than half of the cost of the last presidential search In (hat search, all the Hoard dismissed all the finalists and appointed then interim president Arthur Kllis. a nun candidate, president The old smirch, which totaled more than $7»>.iM)0. included more travel and a full-time, separate search olfice staff These expenditures, Ht-rron said, made the cost increase The only suggestion he said he has for students who have not prepared for finals throughout the semester is to "outline the textbook arid study real hard. "If students put in a Ai) hour work wit-k between classes and study, they're guaranteed success — if they're able to do the work." Dealing said "It's hard to find someone who fails and does these things It's rare people get into courses over their head." he said. Dealing said attendance influences a student's final grade "There are studies that show a h igh correlation between high grades and attendance." Dealing said. I-eemaster said she has some tips for students getting ready for finals ■ Oet a few friends or classmates together and form a study group Bouncing ideasaround and reviewing notes logethercan In- a hig help. Ix-emasler said. ■ Review the material daily from here on out, rather than waiting Please See FINALS Page 2A \^>il-3l«5**5Wi5ne2£32fc*-.*2SS!SS*3FJ: ^SAmiA^mmmVBHLV&JAZI^T-lZirXViriW^ .,-,»*. Sri" SS^Sff ******* ''■~<*?*-* wggl Decisionless Key matches SGA's Judiciary holds off verdict for by-law violations No bluesmcm /Page 3 A Baseball teim sweeps dcubleheader from'iVMU WEATHER BRIEFLY /Page 8A Musician dislikes giving his /!»-■-.-». x. a\ style a name /K aCjG OA Amateur night Basketball team players show off despite so so display /Page11A Wet snow mixed with ram today. 3 to 5 inches possible. Highs near 40. Windy tonight with variable precipitation; lows near 30. A chance of ram Thursday; highs near 50. ROTC is sponsoring a rappelling clinic today from 7 to 9:30 p.m Finch Fieldhouse Everyone is welcome.
|Title||1988-04-27; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, April 27 , 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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