1998-09-16; Central Michigan Life
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Central JVIichigan Lilt Jii Volume 81, Number 8 Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 ©1998 CM LIFE 79 years of serving the community Wednesday September 16, 1998 16 pages Board to consider more money for stadium complex By Liz Wishaw LIFE Editor More money is being requested for the renovation and expansion of Kelly/Shorts Stadium and the new athletics complex as part of the Board of Trustees* meeting Friday. An extra $1.57 million is being asked for approval by the board to complete several small projects within the athletics facilities. $1.23 million is coming from the overall general fund, which is comprised of monies such as parking fees, student tuition, state funding and donations, while $340,000 is from private gifts. The open session ofthe meeting takes place at 1:30 p.m. in the Bovee University Center's Presidents* Conference Room. The board approved a total cost of $28 million at its March 1997 meeting for the stadium and athletics facility project and approved another $1.46 million at its July meeting for ancil lary projecia "We obviously see a need for additional spending money to finish the job and cover the job to cover potential liabilities." said Mel Remus, director of plant engineering and planning. There was some hurry to contract between last season and this season and the design was not as complete as we would have* liked it." See STADIUM Page 16 Herron, Kehetian slighted By Liz Wishaw UFE€drtor CMlTs Board of Trustees is snubbing a former employee and former trustee when it comes to granting them emeritus rank. Russ Herron, former secretary to the board and vice president of University Relations, will be granted emeritus rank at Friday's Board of Trustees meeting. But what the trustees4 proposed resolution doesn't say has mm& surprised. Alt the statement, reads is "Resolved, that the Board of Trustees grants the vice president emeritus rank to Russell L> Herron effective Jury % 199&* Herron was fired from his vice president position in April after serv- See HEfWON Page 7 Two students may have E. coli illness By Angela S. Vandenberg LIFE Assistant News Editor A picnic downstate may have caused two CMU students to possibly contract E. coli, a rare but dangerous bacterial illness. According to Sarah Campbell, director of University Health Services, one student came to them Friday, and the other on Monday. Both were tested for E. coli, and one was referred to Central Michigan Community Hospital. "We do not have final reports back on either student," she said. E. coli, or Escherichia coli is a group of bacteria normally found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals. They can also be found in some food, animals and humans, and in water contaminated by animal or human feces. E. coli is normally associated with intestinal complaints or diarrhea. Paul Hayward, district manager for Dining Services, said the situation has "nothing whatsoever" to do with CMU's Dining Services. Robert Graham, medical director of Central Michigan District Health Department, visited CMU to inspect Dining Services when Campbell first heard ofthe situation. Test results should be in within one to two See E. CPU Page 2 Outside food vendors ousted from stadium By Heather VanDyke LIFE Assistant News Editor No longer will football fans be able to grab a delicacy from The Embers, a deli delight from Max & Emily's, ribs from Mountain Town Station Brewing Co. and Steakhouse, or a slice of Little Caesar's Pizza at the home games. Outside vendors were eliminated this year as part of changes made to the stadium and its concessions, said John Fisher, director of Residences and Auxiliary Services. Instead concessions will solely be managed by ARAMARK, Dining Services' contracted management. The food tent of two years was eliminated. The food fair was on a trial basis. They were affecting the sales of the university concessions," Fisher said. Athletics reaps the benefits of the concession stands run by the university food services, he said. Athletics receives commission from the sales of the concessions. "With the outside vendors it kind of defeats the purpose of helping the university (receive the commission)." Fisher said Dining Services has been the concessionaire for the past three years. "Nothing has changed, except we hired a management firm and that is ARAMARK," he said. See FOOD Page 16 A Latin American artifact display is at the Multicultural Center through Oct. 15. See page 12 for details. Classified 15 Crossword 15 Et cetera 12-13 Sports 8-9 Voices 4-5 To reach CM LIFE Phor*e: <517> 774-3493 I Mail CMLIFEecmuvm. cav.cmicli.edu Fax number <517> 774-7805 Central Michigan LIFE Online Internet address http-V/www.cmhfe .cmich.edu K E Y I N G O T TONY CEPAK • CM LIFE Top: Darra Dewar, Commerce freshman, uses a dichotomous key to identify a Norway Spruce outside of Park Library Tuesday afternoon. Directly above: Dewar and her Biology 101 class "keyed out" trees all over campus as a part of their taxonomy lab. Drug-using students may be denied loans By Anthony Judnich LIFE Staff v. Students who do not say no to drugs may soon, in turn, be saying no to furthering their education Congress is currently finalizing an education bill which would temporarily suspend all federal loans and grants if a student is convicted of using or selling illegal drugs. The bill may rea< *h President Bill Clinton for his approval by Oct. 1. The bill has be** passed bj b •f1, tl House and the Senate and is now in conference committee. The* current law gives judges the discretion to deny federal benefits to people convicted of drug-related crimes. The new form of the bill would give the responsibility of enforcement to the Department of Education. It may also require city and campus police to track student crime s. Otherwise, the convicted student would have to voluntarily disclose the crime. It's an interesting strategy for Congress to take," CMU Dean of Stt.dents Bruce Roscoe said. "I'd be kind of surprised if (the bill) did pass. "I don't think it would have a great, immediate effect on a young persons decision to use drugs." Roscoe said tracking student crimes could be a painstaking effort. "It will complicate activities," Roscoe said. "It will cause more work to monitor police records." See DRUGS Page 14 Mother of shooting victim speaks up By Kelly Taylor LIFE Staff Writer and By Renee Lutz LIFE Assistant News Editor Vicki Sova, the mother of 23- year-old Thomas Sova who was shot and killed by Mount Pleasant police in 1994, broke four and a half years of silence at Monday night's city commission meeting. Her decision to step forward came after reading published statements made by City Manager Paul Preston that the recent out-of-court settlement the city reached with the family cleared the shooting officers of any wrongdoing, she said. Preston said "the city has always supported" the position that the officers who shot Sova, Sgt. Douglas LaLone and Officer Jeffrey Shell, were committing no wrongdoing by their actions. Preston's opinion is not representative of the opinion of the entire city, she said. "Letters to the editor indicate that the citizens of our city did not view the death of our son (as right)," Vicki Sova said. She said the settlement did not clear the officers of anything. In her emotional testimony, she read from a prepared statement meant to remind city commissioners of the circumstances that surrounded her son's death. Citing text from the opinion issued by the 6th District Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, shc» said the appellate court found there were serious factual disputes about the shooting, and therefore sent the officers back to federal district courts for trial. Among the factual disputes was witness testimony that contrasted police reports of the night ofthe shooting, she said. She said one witness stated hearing Thomas say "if I come out this door, he will shoot me," as LaLone yelled at him to drop the knives and exit the residence. Other witnesses said police presence escalated the problem by screaming verbal threats at Thomas. "There are two very different versions of our son being shot dead within 10 minutes of police arrival," Vicki said. After reading the coroner's report recently for the first time, she is convinced that See SOVA Page 15 Towers evacuated early Wednesday By Jeremy Stephens LIFE Staff Writer A fire Wednesday morning in Cobb Hall left 392 residents standing in their pajamas in front of the Towers. At 1:25 a.m. a fire that started in the hall's first floor kitchenette spread to the basement fire panel, which controls the alarm system. It was under control by 2 a.m. but the alarm system is damaged. About 15 firefighters from the Mount Pleasant Fire Department responded to the call. There were no injuries or personal property damage.
|Title||1998-09-16; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, September 16, 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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