1998-02-11; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Volume 79, Number 58 Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 ©1998 CM LIFE 78 years of serving the community WEDNESDAY February 11, 1998 Two sections, 20 pages City may ban smoking in all public establishments By Angela S. Vandenberg LIFE Assistant News Editor A proposed ordinance restricting smoking almost everywhere in Mount Pleasant has some wondering if the commission should just butt out. The ordinance, submitted by Commissioner John Scalise at Monday's meeting, read "No person shall smoke in a public place or in any business or place of employment except as permitted by this ordinance." According to the Indoor Clear Air Ordinance, smoking would be permitted at tobacco retail stores and private residences, provided the owner does not run a child care, adult foster care or health care facility out of their home. "It's very important as a public health issue people be protected from carcinogenic substances," Scalise said. Scalise said he approached the Isabella County Tobacco Reduction Coalition about looking into an ordinance similar to the one passed in Marquette in July. Scalise said he met with the coalition and together they came up with a draft of the proposed ordinance. "I think everyone has the right to determine what happens to their own body," he said. "But that right ends at arms length from them." Scalise said the issue is not about the rights or lack thereof of smokers or nonsmokers, and he called this concern a "silly issue." "I would never ever propose something to tell smokers they can't smoke," he said, admitting the ordinance he proposed was "extremely restrictive." He said, "They certainly have the right to smoke and do a lot of other things. But they don't have the right to cause illness, cancer or death in other people." Mayor Sharon Tilmann appointed a committee consisting of Scalise, Commissioner Mike Ross and Zoning Board of Appeals member Keith Spycher. An additional staff member has not yet been named. Scalise and Ross said there has been no date set for the committee to report back to the commission after reviewing the ordinance. Meetings for the committee will not start until March when Spycher will be available to start reviewing the proposed ordinance, Ross said. Scalise said the committee will look at health studies, the economic impact of removing smoking from local businesses and the concerns of the public, to name a few. Scalise said it is very early in the process. "We're even before step one," he said. Dan Breidenstein, owner of the Bird Bar and Grill, 223 South TO s^cSkJl OR NOT TO SMOKE Nvrnt m mm Some effects of the proposed Indoor Clear Air Ordinance: • Smoking will be banned everywhere except tobacco retail stares and private residences. • Smoking at places of employment is suggested to be done at least 20 feet away from an entrance. ■ Fines for violating the ordinance will be $50 for the first violation, $100 for the second violation and $250 for the third violation. • mi MIAMI Main Street, said local business has already decreased because of the casino and passing an ordinance like this would make things worse. "It will drastically cause prob- KRlSTY lEVASSEuR • JJPE GRAPHIC lems," he said. "Around 75 percent of my customers smoke." Employees at four other local bars declined to comment on the See SMOKING Page 2 nKO PUSHcs For disaolcd children ' ■ . * • ^ . ,&/ ** ^ . ^ 4 fa * • ;w* 1 HiW ** 1 • s45*$ii j > Teleconference on diversity to Bovee CM LIFE Members of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity happily accept a donation from Liz Van heck e. Grand Blanc senior, as she passes by their platform. The four members working at the event are taking their turn to sit outside for the benefit of disabled children. From left: Brandon Greer, Grand Rapids sophomore. Matt Bloomfield, Saginaw junior, Suzanne Shumsky,Traverse City junior, and Tim Bandeen, Battle Creek senior. beamed Tuesday what it means by learning, and give up some notions that learning only occurs in the classroom," Brazzell said. Arthur Chickering is a professor of human development and educational leadership at George Mason University, and is also a visiting professor at Norwich University's Vermont College. "A community needs more than an exalted leader with a vision. It needs leaders who will make things happen," Chickering said. Margaret Jablonski, assistant professor of educational policy and leadership at the University of Massachusetts, said, "We can't ignore these issues (of diversity). We have to address students' needs, and diversity is one of them." Barbara Love is an associate See TELECONFERENCE Page 2 City Commission endorses Broomfield speed reduction UFE Staff Reports The City Commission approved a resolution Monday night, supporting CMU's request to the Isabella County Road Commission, to lower the speed limit on Broomfield Road to 30 miles per hour. According to a letter to the commission from Paul Preston, city manager, CMU requested to the road commission the speed be lowered to 30 mph from W. Campus Drive to S. Mission Street. The resolution also contained a suggestion by the city to the road commission to install a pedestrian crossing at Washington Street and Broomfield Road, as well as a flashing signal west of Rose Arena to warn motorists to slow down for pedestrians. By Kelly Burnett LIFE Staff Writer A live teleconference on diversity issues was broadcast from Burlington, Va., into the Bovee University Center Auditorium Tuesday. The teleconference featured panels of experts from Virginia, as well as CMU faculty. They discussed the building of communities of learning at universities through leadership, student development and diversity. The Virginia panel consisted of four experts in education from universities along the East Coast, all with a background of human development, educational leadership, social justice or diversity. Johnetta Cross Brazzell, vice president of student affairs at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., led the discussion. "An institution must define CMU Public Broadcasting earns national award for fundraiser By Julia Jones LIFE Staff Writer CMU's Public Broadcasting has received a national Public Broadcasting System Development Award for its annual outdoor fund- raising dinner. Director of business services, Tom Endres, said the award was a surprise. "We certainly had high hopes, but it wasn't expected," he said. The dinner raised $64,000 last year. "We hope to have continued growth," Endres said. Endres said paperwork for the award was sent in last July. "You make an application, then it's judged by a panel of your peers," he said. "The outdoor dinner is a way to bring public broadcasting viewers, contributors and producers closer together. And in doing that the station then raises money," Endres said. Endres said 240 people attend the dinner each year. This year the event is scheduled for April 16. The cost is $60 dollars to attend the dinner, up from last year's $50 price. Endres said the cost was raised due to an increase in costs, and increased pressure to raise more money by CMU's Board of Trustees and administration. He said in the current fiscal year, PBS received $170,000 less university support than the previous year. When asked if he thought the win of the development award would affect board decisions concerning PBS, Endres said, "I don't have any idea." To recruit for the dinner, Endres said it is announced during on-air fundraisers in March and October. Previous contributors are also contacted through direct mail. Last year the dinner sold out. Endres said PBS has won two other awards in the past. One was awarded about 12 years ago when channels 21 and 27 were being built, and the other was about seven years ago when special recognition was received for work with donors. Russ Herron, vice president of University Relations and secretary of the board, said he is pleased with PBS's efforts. "I think it is evidence of the kind of entrepreneurship that public broadcasting is trying to increase its revenue," he said. "It's really nice to have national recognition of that kind of program." \ s i n Classified Crossword Et cetera Sports Voices 8B-9B 8B 4B-6B 1B-3B 4A-5A To reach CM LIFE Phone: 774-3493 E-Mail: CMUFEecfnuvmxsv.cmich.edu Fax number (517)774-7805 Central Michigan LIFE Online Internet address: http://www.cn.lire.cinich.ed u Professor keeps on teaching, in spite of leukemia By Kerry Smith LIFE Staff Writer While students often feel inspired by their professors, one professor feels inspired by his students — inspired to go on living. "Basically if it wasn't for the students I would probably be dead by now," said Bill Browne, professor of political science and leukemia patient. "Students have been my one link to reality," he said. "I feel okay for a while when Tm in class." Browne said he was diagnosed five years ago with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, or CML. This type of leukemia affects the bone marrow, but Browne said he is not letting it affect his desire to teach. "It's a combination of needing to do something and wanting to do this," he said. "You've got to have something to do. You can't fold up." Browne, who has been teaching at CMU for 27 years, said the students provide a strong reason for him to continue teaching despite his illness. "The students have been enriching," he said. There hasn't been much of a change in the relationship with his colleagues, Browne said. "They still have their expectations," he said. "My colleagues give me more latitude. They don't like to argue with me." Susan Conner, associate dean of human, social and behavioral sciences, said while she has not personally -witnessed his teaching abilities, she is aware of his good reputation among students. Conner said this is due in part to him implementing his research into his classes. "Students do really like his classes," she said. Conner said Browne is widely published and is an award-winning researcher in agricultural policies in the United States. In addition, she said he is an all-around great person, which has won him the respect of his fellow faculty members. "He's not slowed down and that is what is amazing to most of us," she said. Conner said she has witnessed his vitality and energy and is astonished and happy for him. "He really is amazing to me," she said. She said despite his illness, he has not wavered in his ability to do research or teach. "I swear his energy level is incredible," she said. Browne said he was in complete remission for See BROWNE Page 2 CARRIE SCH^.^S • CM LIFE The most published faculty member in the history of CMU with almost 100 publications. Or. Bill Browne, professor of political science, deals with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.
|Title||1998-02-11; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, February 11, 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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