1985-01-28; Central Michigan Life
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W?-; >- a- •^ "-V^ . *■ \ >. '. n LIFE Monday, January 28.1985 ^imtMLlf^. 12 pages ££ Grable reinstated to cheerleading squad Mount Pjcasant. Mich/48859. V0U8N0.SO by WAYNE KAMI DCH UFE Staff Writer Craig Grable was back cheering for the Chippewas on Sunday. Grable, the 3 Vi year veteran of the CMU cheerleading team who was banned from cheering during the basketball season for not cutting his long hair, was reinstated to the squad Saturday. Still sporting the controversial four-inch braid on the back of his head, Grable saw his first action of the basketball season at Sunday's CMU-Northern Illinois game. In a meeting Saturday, Associate Athletic Director Walter Schneider informed Grable he could rejoin the cheerleading team. Grabel said no specific reasons were given for his reinstatement, nor was he asked to cut his hair. Prior to the season, Schneider told Grable he would be allowed to cheer only after he cut his braid. Schneider had no comment Sunday on the issue. "It was very much to the point," Grable said of his meeting with Schneider. "He came in and told me I was on the squad." Grable said Friday he was not sure if he would rejoin the cheerleading team, even if Schneider changed his mind. "I came prepared to cheer today. I wanted to make sure I talked to both Athletic Director (David) Keilitz and Dr. Schneider before I made up my mind," Grable, Dearborn senior, said. "In talking with Athletic Director Keilitz (at 11:30 a.m. Sunday), I finally made up my mind," Grable said. Keilitz said the issue was an unfortunate one. "We certainly don't like anything like that to happen. The cheerleaders are a big part of the athletic program. It's unfortunate it had to happen," Kielitz said. "I believe it's now resolved. And as far as they (Grable and Schneider) are concerned, it's resolved. I'm happy about what has transpired," Keilitz added. Grable said he was happy to be back on the team and "would hope" the new decision will set a standard. "What I wanted most is that no one else go through something like this. At the beginning, I was bitter. But I looked at the issue from both sides of the issue, also." ♦See "Cheerleader" — page 2 Bonaccinie withdraws plea, faces trial In rape case by PAUL MASON LIFE Managing Editor Former Sigma Phi Epsilon president Paul Bonaccinie withdrew his no contest plea to fourth-degree sexual assault Friday when a circuit court judge sentenced him to jail. He now faces trial. - - The 24-year-old Bonaccinie, of Birmingham, charged with raping a former CMU female student last May 31, withdrew his plea of no contest to the reduced charge when Judge Paul O'Connell sentenced him to 90 days in jail and two years probation. O'Connell rejected Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Plachta's recommendation of no jail time. The fourth-degree charge was reduced from third-degree criminal sexual conduct in a plea bargaining agreement Dec. 28. Because O'Connell rejected the recommendation, Bonaccinie had the option of accepting the sentence or withdrawing his plea and requesting a pretrial under the original third-degree charge, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Pretrial is scheduled for Friday in Circuit Court. "All the parties agreed (to the plea bargain agreement and sentence recommendation) — the prosecution, defense, the victim — and we're extremely disappointed." said Bonacci- nie's attorney, Dan O'Neil of Mount Pleasant. "The judge should have followed the agreement." O'Neil said the decision to accept the plea bargain he called "too good to refuse" was an "agonizing decision" for Bonaccinie. O'Neil said he will seek a change of venue because of publicity the case has received, and will ask that O'Connell be removed from the case. "He (O'Connell) has formulated an opinion in the case," O'Neil said. ♦See "Bonaccinie" — page 2 Newly reinstated CMU cheerleader Craig Grable, Dearborn senior, cheers during the women's basketball game Sunday in Rose Arena. Clubs' benefits questioned Heart patient's health better byMARYG.GEDDES UFE Staff Writer A CMU sophomore continues improving in her recovery after a Jan. 20 heart transplant surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. Kathy Schultz, 19, is "up and moving." talking and eating solid foods, a Stanford nursing supervisor said Sunday afternoon. "She is doing well and the next step now is for her to move to a general unit out of the Intensive Care Unit," the nursing superviser said. Schultz is in good spirits and her recovery has been without complications, Shirley Kraus, Stanford spokeswoman, said. "However, we can't really say when she will be moved to another unit," Kraus said. "The doctors will not predict when that will be." Heart transplant patients typically remain in the intensive care unit for about three weeks after the operation, and then spend another few weeks hospitalized, Mike Goodkind, another Stanford spokesman, said last week. Kraus said she did not know if Schultz had undergone a biopsy surgery to determine if there were any signs of rejection of the donor heart. The biopsy is usually done about a week after the original operation, but details are not released to the media under Stanford's policy. Schultz, a Mount Clemens computer science major, suffered from post-viral cardiomyopathy, a disease which causes heart muscles to turn into fibrous material. She has been at Stanford since Jan. 11 when her failing condition required that she be transferred from Mount Clemens General Hospital, where ♦See "Patient" — page 2 by JEFF BENJAMIN LIFE Staff Writer Students considering a membership in health club should first check it out and see what they have to offer, Anna Boyd, University Health Services physical therapist, said. "People should understand before hand that those clubs don't guarantee anything." she said. "Most of them use the 'body beautiful' appeal for sales and peer pressure to help encourage people to train." In some cases health club employees have little experience in physical fitness and rely on psychological encouragement to fill that void. Some earn their only experience as members before they are hired, Boyd said. As a manager of Dynamic Health Club in Saginaw, Gary Horton, 22, said he relies on his positive attitude to psych up and inspire clients. "A lot of what we do is psychological," he said. "As long as we can create a positive atmosphere people will get in shape." Horton was a member for one year before he was hired as an instructor, and six months later he was promoted to manager. Boyd said on the average, instructors are not qualified to do more than psych up and encourage. "What they teach is usually very general," she said. "If someone is overweight they will tell them to work on abdominals. If a knock- kneed woman comes in they put her on a stationary' bike. Nothing is very' specific." Joyce Hendrixson, manager of Dynamic Health Club, in the Campus Plaza in Mount Pleasant, said the minimum requirement for instructors is a high school diploma and CPK certification. "What we look for in instructors is a very energetic and positive attitude." she said. Incidents of injury, although seldom, do occur. Most health clubs predominantly use weight machines which are less dangerous than free-weights. The instructors are not there to take the placeof a physical therapist and injuries usually depend on how zealous the instructors are. Boyd said. "Most of what they do is hit and miss." she said. "If you do it and it hurts, stop; if it doesn't hurt, continue." Boyd considers many of the health clubs little more than social gatherings, some place to go in a strange town. Local 'Volunteers for Literacy' pilot reading program by JEFFER Y MacGUINNESS UFE Staff Writer Mount Pleasant has been selected as one of two communities in the nation to pilot a literacy improvement program that may eventually spread across the United States. The Mount Pleasant Volunteers for Literacy, founded in October of 1983, seeks to coordinate the efforts of several existing agencies into a single goal: improvement of the reading skills of the illiterate, said Mabel Kaiser, a founding member of the group. "We really have a lot of people, a lot of different groups working together, which is what we're shooting for," Kaiser said. The pilot program is a result of a joint venture by the Laubach Literacy Action Group and the Literacy Volunteers of America, two national volunteer organizations, she said. Funded by a grant from B. Dalton Booksellers, the two groups seek methods of coordinating existing agencies for literacy improvement as well as testing a reading program, she added. Another pilot program has been started in San Francisco, Calif., she added. "After having decided Mount Pleasant well-represented a rural area, the two groups contacted us in May 1983, and asked if we would be interested in working together. We met with representatives from New York for several days, and decided to go ahead," Kaiser said. "They held a tutoring workshop in October (of 1983) to teach us the program and to get us familiar with the materials. Then they selected a couple of us to carry' on the tutor-training prog ram," Kaiser said. Although the group officially was established in the fall of 1983, actual operations did not begin until the fall of 1984. Alan Quick, spokesman for the group, said. "It took some time to get organized, to get volunteers and funding together. We didn't actually start working with anyone until October of 1984," said Quick, director of Continuing Education at CMU. The first of the annual meetings of the board of trustees of the group was in October 1984, when a constitution and various by-laws were drawn up, Kaiser said. Among the groups represented in the organization arc Listening Ear, the Commission on Aging, the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, the Adult Basic Education program from the ♦See "Literacy" — page 2 In Brief Students who added more than nine credits at Drop and Add will receive billing statements from Accounts Receivable this week. The statements will be due Feb. 1. Failure to pay the bills will result in withdrawal from classes. Inside A CMU student enjoys snurfing, a unique activity combining snow and surfing. page 3 Cedar Point representatives will interview CMU students for summer jobs Tuesday page S Sports By stifling the top- scoring freshman in the nation, the men's basketball team earned its second conference win. page 8 Weather Scattered snow showers today and Tuesday. High in mid 20s today.
|Title||1985-01-28; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, January 28, 1985 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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