1985-02-13; Central Michigan Life
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r -~ vs -.'. -i - "V" ^^__2t£3Kj h:\ 'li. U :J : » v- ■ 1:1 •turret %1 V'A ^ M P&3 Wednesday. February 13.1985 1985(\\t i.IKK 24pag :es Mourn I'li-.is.ni!. Muti Ihss*-.* Vol.68 No. 66 Parfitt resigns as basketball head coach byGREGHELMLING UFE Sports Editor After five losing seasons and a sixth filled with turmoil. Dick Parfitt ended speculation by resigning as CMU men's basketball head coach. Parfitt served Athletic Director Dave Keilitz Tuesday morning with his resignation, effective the end of this season. Parfitt was unavailable for comment Tuesday. The move was announced — along with his statement — by the University Tuesday afternoon. "Central Michigan has been very good to me and I certainly regret leaving the basketball reins," Parfitt said. Parfitt will remain at CMU as an instructor in the Physical Education depart ment. At the end of last season Parfitt and University officials, including Vice Provost Janice Reynolds, agreed this would be Parfitt's last season if he could not produce a winner. CMU is currently 7-14 overall, 2-10 and tied for last place in the Mid-American Conference. Why Parfitt resigned now — with three weeks and six games remaining in the season — was not explained. "I would say it's been on his mind for a while. He felt this is the best time." Keilitz said Keilitz said he did not know beforehand of Parfitt's intention to step down, nor was there any pressure on him to do so before the end of the season. I was going to let the season if that takes a while, then that's the way it will have to he " Meanwhile. Parfitt will guide the team through the last three weeks of the season. "My primary concern right morning (Tuesday) not know ing he was going to resign." "It was going to happen soon er or later," Reynolds said. The search for Parfitt's re placement has already begun go by and then discuss it with After writing out a job descnp now is for the players to cim- him," Keilitz said. "There's no tion last night. Keilitz said he tinue to play hard for the next advantage in a decision being will start advertising the open six ball games "Pim s-iid made in the middle of the ' ' season." "It was his decision." As this, the critical year for Parfitt, went on, it became increasingly clear it would be his last, sources said. "It was in the back of everyone's mind, but it wasn't as if it were a daily topic of conversation," assistant coach Ralph Pim said. "I went to work this "I am sure we're going to have good candidates from all over," Keilitz said No target date has been set for hiring a new head coach It's him He's given a coaching tough decision for i competitor and he's lot of his lift- to Forum apartment fire electrical in origin byTOMWICKHAM LIFE Copy Editor An investigation of Sunday night's fire at Forum Apart ment'.s I) huilding determined the fire was electrical in origin About KM) students were left homeless The Mount Pleasant Fire Department completed its investigation Monday, saying water from a leaking pipe caused wires to short and ignite a fiberhoard backing in tin- walls The fire reportedly be^an between 4:30 anil 5 p.m. as two plumbers. Run and Eail l-amerand, attempted to locate a leaking pipe in Room 106D, MPFDSgt 1. J l-.ckcnssaid "They had a water leak in their system and ihey finally found out where it was coming from." he said "lit- (Ron) started to cut it (pipe) with a hacksaw and a lot of water came out and Hooded the partition sparks came flying out." Water had heen off since that afternoon •Students rummage through partially-burned building — page S • Some fire victims await insurance verdict — page 5 • Residence Hall Assembly- donates money to relief fund — Page 5 • The Housing Department is attempting relocation of fire victims — page S t_imrrand also was workinK with a torch, intending un the pipe joints. Pickens said, but the fire prompted him to run upstairs fora firecstinquisher. Pickens said residents' concerns that the fire had heen started by the torch were untrue. "It wasn't at all his (plumber's) fault He couldn't have set it even if he put the torch tn there." he said, adding the walls were wet Dave Williams, president of Altman Management in I_ins- mg, the owners of the Forum, said the plumbers had been contracted to locate the leaking pipe but he said he had not been informed about the cause of the fire of the possible liability resulting from the fire. "I would not make any comment, there might he some liability." he said "We're working with the insurance company to determne if we have to rebuild." Pickens said the fire was quick to spread from the partition to other portions of the huildinK via a passageway between floorboards and a drop ceiling. "It went through the whole huilding in that area, the roof came in." he said. "We really didn't have a hell of a lot of chance " About .SO firefighters from Mount Pleasant, Rosebush, Fremont I)ee r f leI d and Shepherd Tn township departments battled the hlaze for ♦ See "Fire" — page 22 Weather cancels classes byRENEEM.SMITH ,ht. |s. f, .]-., Countv Building to LIFE Staff Writer ci()^. Stormv weather conditions All evening classes were Tuesday forced the cancella canceled and the inclement tion of rnaiiy CMl' classes and weather policy was put into also caused local schools and effect at A p m bv President Mt. Pleasant Monthly Snowfall Totals h-B KfTKywjl WnnW Wwe AleM i'-J-oo No». Dec Jon. Feb. Mor. Apr. lncH«f 1982 16- 14. 13- 10- ISy^^kA^. 8.1 6*. <• 4-5 ^v.4_S 2- f.oeV Tota! 32.4 Total 34.1 1983 14. 17. !»-. / »1 / •1 / 14.7 A.11.S * \rea'. 1984 4J , .4.6 NJ.O -1984 Nov. and up-to-date total able. Dec i ore tololi and 19SS currently unavail- 9.i\/ More than 100 college work study students are needed lo work at Physical Plant during the summer and next fall. Students must file a Financial Aid form for 1985-86 by Feb. 20 and file a summer job application at the Student Employment Office. For more information call 774-6559. Harold Abel "We implemented the policy because people should not be on Ihe roads because of blowing and drifting," on the advice of the sheriff's department. Abel said He added school will never he canceled because students who live in the residence halls need to be fed and the power house has to stay open to pro vide heat "We are not like an office which can just close at a cer tain time," he said The policy stales employees who stay for the majority of their shifts will he paid for working the entire time. If em ployees cannot get to work it will be considered an excused absence but they will not be paid If they leave early they can take an excused absence, personal time or vacation time Provost John Cantelon said there were no plans made Tuesday afternoon for today's classes to becanceled "There is no indication m the immediate forecast for closing (today)." he said. The National Weather Ser vice predicts snow will taper off with wind increasing with gustsupto40mph |See "Weather" — page 17 A former female CMU student who had a heart transplant has been released from the hospital, page 3 "The sooner the better, for recruiting purposes," Keilitz said. "Hut I don't want to sacrifice time and lose out on getting the best person I'm going to get the best one possible, and "I have great respect for coach Parfitt He worked extremely hard He had some outstanding teams and had some outstanding people go through the program. I hope that'show he is remembered." Charred One of nearly I (Hi students living in the Fnruni Apartments' I) Huilding carrys some salvagahU* material Irom one of several fire-damaged rooms Dick Parfitt Officials express sympathy by JOHN D. GONZALEZ LIFE Staff Writer It came as no surprise to CMC administrators that Dick Part HI resigned Tuesipiy as mens basketball head coach Instead, words of sympathy were expressed to the 14-year coach President Harold Abel said Parfitt was a good person and a respectable coach. "I've known Dick Parfitt since I've hcc-nhcrc;inJ I think he's one of the finest individuals I've ever known, tie's n nice human being." Abel said. "lie's been good for our basketball proRram, unfortunately he had bnd times recently." Abel said he knew the head coach was not at all impressed with the season thus far and Ihe resignation was one option for Parfitt "It came as no shock to hear Parfitt had resigned, not at all I knew he had not been happy about the program the last few years," Abel said Kor Provost .John Cantelon. the news w as also no surprise. "No. I'm not particularly shocked I think as you look upon Ins caieer it was a possi hie option lor lum," Cantelon s.ud "lie had a fabulous career when we 'Abel and li first cum- hen- He was certainly at tin* top .iiieI CMC was one of the tup le.iin.s in the region No thiugcaii detract that " As Abel, Cantelon was close toP.u lit! "I lick P.11 till is a tine human heini.:. 1 i cally enjoyed him lie was alwa\.s a little quiet as an >See "Keaclion" -- page 22 SGA plans relief project by ROGER MORGENSTERN LIFE Start Writer l< el let efforts tor the victim-, ot the Sun day Korum Apartments building I > tu e at e being coordinated through Student <..•■. eminent Association's ot t ices S(iA is working with the Isabella ("until'. Chapter of the American Ked ( ins*, aiu! the Mayfest Committee in providing lm the approximately 1 no student s lei t home less by the fire All donations ot food, money, clothing. and toiletries are being directed to the S(JA offices, St; A Vice President doe Par gersaid "We're acting as a clearinghouse." Par g- : . stei ling. Heights junior, said -i \i i.il Luge uioiit tai y ilon.it inns have been gi'. en !o the i eliel el tort ( Ml President Harold Abel donated >coo tn.ui .i special fund established by the I h *. el.ipmeiit (Mine tor student mailers Aiiuttiei >s(i() was given toward the re liet ettoit by Jei I v Tubbs, vice president of Business and I- iii.uk e 1 hat nioiu-v is from revenues generated !•*. the Cllivel'sity Center Bookstore, I ubbs s.ud Ihe bookstore makes a profit, so the donation will not disturb the budget, I ubbs said "It will just shorten the profits." he said. ♦See "Donations" — page 22 The Academic Senate is scheduled to vote on the proposed calendar. page 3 Players and others react to Parfitt resignation. page 18 More snow Wednesday with little temperature change. Temperatures in the mid-20s throughout the week.
|Title||1985-02-13; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, February 13, 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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