1985-01-16; Central Michigan Life
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:_3T-t<** t s -_%' ">'- -" .. -■■' , ' 4- ■'-■■^i . »r —- - j- *-. , ■ • -» * - ■• * '.* < - -^ ** J; Wednesday, January 16,1985 I^CM M-fB 14 pages Mount Pjca^t. Mich. 48&S9 VoL68Na45 County, city plan more building talks 5r DEB BAKER FE Staff Wrfter Wary of legal aspects and actual cost savings to tbe taxpayer, the Isabella County Commission plans to meet Monday with city officials to further analyze the possibility of a joint city-county building. The Mount Pleasant city manager, mayor and vice mayor presented sketches and told of possible utility savings, custodial savings and the benefits of doing all government business in one place Tuesday night at the regular Isabella County Commission meeting. The County Commission reacted with legal questions and a willingness to have the idea looked into further at a meeting Monday at 9 a-m. in the county administrator's office. "It's something we should look into further with regard to tax savings to the taxpayer. It would seem to take less money than separate locations," Jim McBryde, R-District 7, said. County Commission Chairman Steve Rudoni said the legality of selling, leasing or sharing county land and buildings with the city should be looked into further, as well as the financial aspects of each of these. Rudoni said both the Intergovernmental Affairs Commit tee and the Financial Administration Committee would work with the city on the matter. - When pressed by the chairman about the actual tax savings City Manager Tom Martin said the addition would cost approximately $1 million, and the renovation of the current city hall approximately $800,000. The main benefit to taxpayers was location, he said. "Taxpayers can do all of their business in one place. Tbe benefit is convenience," Martin said. Martin added the two governments could share utility bills, and avoid duplication by ♦See "County "—page 13 Experts testify in arson trial as to cause, origin of fire by WENDYGAGER UFE Ass't News Editor Cause and origin testimony of a fire which killed two boys continued Tuesday in the murder-arson trial of two men. Ronald Edwards, a qualified expert in fire chemistry and a chemistry professor from Grand Valley State College, testified to the cause and origin of the May 13 trailer fire at Chippewa Trailer Park on East Pickard which killed Russelle Nichols. 4, and Dan Mark Noah Jr.. 2. Edwards presented a pictorial presentation from slides of the exterior of the trailer and explained to the jury how a fire burns and the fire patterns at the trailer. Edwards is scheduled to continue his testimony today at 8:30 a.m. in the Isabella County Circuit Court, in the trial of Dan Mark Noah, 23, and David Nichols, 22. Both are charged with two counts of open murder, two counts 6f felony murder and one count of arson. Barberi said today's testimony by Edwards is going to be critical in determining arson. Detective Sgt. James Bush of the fire marshal division of tbe Michigan State Police waa cross examined by defense attomies Tom Anthony and Paul Chamberlain today after beginning his testimony Monday. ISee "Triar—page 12 Sliding away While most people stayed inside Monday afternoon to avoid a bone-chilling wind, Carla Furst, left, and Jennifer Scboenhals, both Brown City freshmen, enjoyed some figure skating on Rose Pond. Funding model could aid CMU - officials by JAMES GEMMELL UFE Staff Writer A significant boost to Central's annual funding could result if a theoretical model for financing Michigan higher education is reinitiated, school officials say. After a four-year absence, an Investment Needs Model for projecting how state aid should be distributed among colleges and universities was recommended for reconstruction by theState Legislature. In December, the Gov ernor's Commission on the Future of Higher Education supported the Legislature's call for creation of a task force to revise the (1979) Owen- Huffman Investment Needs Model. "If you were to reinstitute the model for 1984-85, without updating it, it probably would call for an increase in the base financing level of CMU somewhere in the neighborhood of 27 percent in constant dollars (adjusted for inflation)," David Murphy, associate vice provost, said. The Investment Needs Model represents a concept in which the funding needs of individual state schools are determined before a budget for higher education is established each year, Murphy said. Michigan became the first state to employ such a model in 1976, when it was decided that a budget for higher education theoretically should be arrived at only after using a model first to determine each school's funding needs, Murphy said. Murphy co-chaired the task force in 1975 that developed the original Investments Needs Model. The task force was appointed by Michigan Sens. Gary Owen and Bill Huffman, after whom the model's third version was named in 1979, Murphy said. Before the model plan, an arbitrary amount to be spent on higher education was determined each year,and a formula was used to allocate that fixed sum among institutions. This created a yearly political battle between the schools for larger shares of the financial pie, Vice President for Public Affairs Arthur Ellis, said. "One of the real advantages of an investment needs approach is that as you move into more complex programs, the funding comes almost automatically (via the model), as compared to being a dog-and- cat fight about the redistribution of the pot," Ellis said. "Decisions would be based on fact, not on a lot of other things." For a school such as Central, which has complained in recent years about its share of appropriations, that is important, Ellis said. "I think if you had the most fair distribution of money possible, and there was no politics involved in it at all — if it was based all on cost and program equity — Central could well be the lowest-funded institution in the state," Ellis said. "It has to do with the fact that the kind of academic program we teach is not the most expensive program in the state. We're below where we should be. If you had an equitable system, we'd cet more money, but ♦See "Funding"—page 12 CMU student awaits heart transplant by DESIREE MARKS LIFE Staff Writer Kathy Schultz. Mount Clemens sophomore, is in critical but stable condition at a California hospital, officials said Tuesday afternoon. Schultz is awaiting a heart transplant donor. Schultz suffers from post- viral cardiomyopathy, a disease which causes the heart muscles to turn into fibrous material and in turn, causes the heart to fail. Schultz contracted the condition after she suffered from a viral infection which attacked her heart, said Diane Kurylo, public relations staff writer (4 The disease usually affects older people. It is unusual that a woman so young has it. —Diane Kurylo, of Mount Clemens Hospital 99 for Mount Clemens Hospital. to CMU this fall. The disease was first detected in December 1983 when Kathy was at home visiting her family for Christmas break. She returned for 1984 Winter Semester but was readmitted to Mount Clemens General Hospital two weeks later. Kathy missed the rest of the Winter Semester, but her condition seemed to improve during the summer and returned When her condition became critical she was transferred Sunday to Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif. "The disease usually affects older people. It is unusual that a woman so young has it," Kurylo said. Possible donors for Kathy are being searched for through a hospital network across the country, Kurylo said. A donor has to match the patients blood type, body tissue and body size. Mary Conti, one of Kathy's roommates in Sweeney Hall, said Kathy is quiet but "really outgoing." She also loved to watch soccer, her favorite sport. Conti, Mount Clemens sophomore, said Kathy's mother is in California with her. Kathy's mother, Audrey Schultz, probably will stay with Kathy three to five months in California. Her father, brother and sister plan to fly to California after Kathy has the transplant operation. Suggestion made to fill top PB spot by MATT VALLEY UFE Staff Writer Randy Rutherford, who served as PB chairman in 1982-83, has been recommended to fill the board's vacant chair position. Sharon George, director of Student Activities, made the recommendation during the Board's weekly meeting Tuesday night. "I think Randy would be an excellent candidate for the job. He's interested and he has the experience and training. 1 think it is something you should consider since no one here wants the position," George advised the Board. In Brief Winter semester verification of enrollment cards can be picked up this week from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Ballroom. Cards can be obtained next .week in Foust 251 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., thereafter. Inside Sheriff James Mull discusses the County Jail waiting list in today's FOCUS. page 3 There have been a series of residence hall breakins recently. page 3 Sports For the first time since 1983, the CMU women's basketball team lost a MAC game. page 8 Ann Higgins is current acting chairwoman, and works out of George's office as a student activities assistant. The chair and vice chair positions have been open since December, when elections failed to produce candidates for the posts. "We have to have someone like Randy in the chair position to carry out the necessary administrative work. At the same time, thisallows the Board members to have additional time to be trained and ease themselves into positions of authority." George said during her 35- minute discussion with the Board. ♦See "PS"-page 2 Weather Cloudy tonight. Light snow developing during the afternoon. Highs teens to mid 20s. Snow tonight and Thursday night. Lows teens. Highs 20s.
|Title||1985-01-16; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, January 16, 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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