1985-03-20; Central Michigan Life
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■-, •:■ - • "%f-v rk * ■» *-*.— - ' - . _. . . ^j T «- ■■ E*7' J- l- . v- ■ ;r *..i ,.-. •fi;t • U' :.: .j-,..i ■.I'l "•"V K <- - : n LIFE -.■ < Wednesday. March 20,1985 t 1MSCML1FE 20 pages Mount Pleasant. Mich. 48859 Vol.68 No. 76 Replaces Parfitt Coles named head coach It didn't take CMU long to name Charles Coles as the new men's basketball head coach. Coles, 43, former assistant coach at the University of Detroit, was named to the position over spring break, less than a month after 14-year head coach Dick Parfitt resigned. "We need to make a commitment that we're going to have good basketball teams here," Coles said. "Everything is here. We have enough to recruit, to attract students to our games. Central Michigan is a good place to be." Though he has yet to sign a contract. Coles said he has a "three-year commitment" from Athletic Director Dave Keilitz. "Dave and I would be given every chance in three years to do what I had to do. I think that's long enough for a coach to establish the direction he's going," Coles said. Coles said he is well aware that a large part of his ability to turn the CMU basketball program around will rest in the quality players he can bring in. "I have to go out and recruit hard, immediately. There is still time to bring in some out- standing people into next year's situation," Coles said. The signing period for high school recruits begins April 10. Coles is the first black h&d coach in CMU men's basketball history, and his background in the cities stands in sharp contrast to the more rural backgrounds of his predecessors like Parfitt, Ted Kjolhede and Dan Rose. Before his three-year stint at Detroit, Coles headed a highly successful program at Saginaw High School. In 10 years he piled up a 208-43 record, during which his teams went to the state finals twice. Coles received state "Coach of the Year" honors fromt he Michigan High School Athletic Association in 1979 and the Detroit News in 1978, as well as the MHSAA Class A award in 1977. Tired out! There was more than fun In tbe sun for the CMU baseball team during its spring break trip to Florida. While the rest of the team was playing Virginia Military Institute In Orlando, Ha., Mark Sayad, Midland sophomore, worked on strengthening his swing. Please see page 12 for additional photos and story. Lightning causes $150,000 in damages Goal reached for liver transplant— by ELLEN DENNEHY UFE Staff Writer The Rosemary Coon Right to Life Committee has reached its goal of $50,000 to help pay for part of her liver transplant but still is collecting money. "We have $51,000 and have reached our goal of get- ting her in the hospital," committee co-chairwoman Elaine Ecklin said. The group is continuing the fund raisers and the money also will be used to cover costs of the operation. The operation, scheduled at the Rochester Methodist Hospital in Minnesota, will cost between $150,000 and $270,000. Rosemary Coon, Harrison senior, has suffered from hepatitis as well as cirrhosis of the liver, a degenerative disease, since age six when she contracted fellow jaundice. Presently, Coon is at the Gift of Life House at the hospital awaiting a donor. She will enter the hospital once a donor is found, Ecklin said. "We had the attitude from the beginning that this will happen, and it ,has carried through," committee co- chairwoman Nola Hopkins said. In Mount Pleasant. $200 has been collected for the fund, but more is expected to be received, Jane Albin, local organizer and Troy senior, said. The money has come from door-to-door solicitation and canisters placed throughout town. The money raised so far has come from benefit card parties, yard sales, dinners and canisters placed in the area, Ecklin said. The Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and other organizations have donated money and are working within their clubs, Hopkins said. The committee raised $640 from two arts and crafts sales, March 16 in Clare, Ecklin said. There also will be a benefit basketball game with WJGS radio station in Houghton Lake. The WJGS Air Aces will play the Harrison public school teachers. A date for the event has not been finalized. "We are getting publicity and that's what we need," Hopkins said. Local news stations have reported the story and an article appeared in the Detroit Free Press. "We have been contacted by people from all over the state." Hopkins said. "People have been sending gifts from as far away as Canada." Many letters and anonymous gifts also have been sent. "Everyone has been real supportive and we have received positive feedback from people we've contacted." A benefit dance is scheduled for March 30 at the Lions Club in Harrison, Ecklin said. Tickets are $10 and donations can be made at the door. Anyone interested in tickets for the benefit dance can call 774-6349 or 1-539-5191. by STACEY PITTS UFE Ass't News Editor The March 4 snowstorm crippled CMU and resulted in an extra week of spring,break for students, but tor dw University it meant a bill of at least ti-tn nnn «ii«<Tniinir»i<i tit *"m^m^WmmW ^^^^m^™Tm^r^^Kmar^rwmmmm^mmmmrmmmmmmmmmmmr.m^- ^V .■ ^-^ mm hours for work crews. Lightning from the storm struck a gwitch gear box near Foust Hall at approximately 7 a.m. March 5. The bolt caused a surge of electricity to shoot across campus through wires, causing power failures in most of the buildings on central campus, said Jon Macleod, assistant vice president for plant management at the Physical Plant. The surge ended at the railroad tracks near West Campus Drive. . Power was totally restored by 1:30 a.m. March 8. "There were a lot fit problems* HdlfS&'tptka Boos to find them but we had to do tt one at a are starting to look astronomical," Lemorie said. We don't have a total bill but $150,000 would be conservative." The figure includes repairs, personnel, overtime pay and other indirect costs. cials are making applications to insurance carriers for damages and have contacted the proper officials to request state funding. It will be at least two weeks before an accurate repair fi- Jltbatdme. We di "President Hat-old Abel said sure can be obtained. .toUaiyafmity-.nmr trar.tt* realize all the hidden damage,' hesaid. Three electrical crews, contracted from Lansing and Mount Pleasant, worked around the clock to replace a total of 9,000 feet of cable, said Eugene Lemorie, superintendent of electrical and mechanical services. "The figures (for repairs) 1 funding tram a state exueiga_K.' "There ar» still lorriep-erma- aent, repairs, but wn b*r« trf cy relief fund to pay for some get tb those next summer '< oftherepairs. Macleod said. - Thomas Repp, assistant vice Lemorie said the main president for Business and Fi- switch gear in Foust was nance, said he could not deter- forced out as a result of the mine the dollar limitations on lightning and cannot be fixed the emergency state funding, on such short notice. Lemorie said the University "It was a major disaster as also has a S5.000 dcductable in- far as I'm concerned," Lemorie surance policy. .aid. Repp said University offi- ISee "Lightning" — page 2 ■'ll Good spirits characterize heart patient by MARY G. GEDDES UFE Staff Writer Good spirits and improved health characterize a 19-year- old CMU student who underwent heart transplant surgery in early January, while fund raising continues in her hometown to offset recovery costs. Kathy Schultz, a computer science major from Mount Clemens, released four weeks ago from Stanford University Medical Center, has returned to normal activities, but doctors are monitoring her through bi-weekly checkups and biopsies while at the Palo Alto, Calif, institution. "She's the same old Kathy again," her father, Edward Schultz, said. "She is laughing again and her spirits are good. We just got a picture of her on the beach, walking near the ocean." He said his wife remains with Kathy, although the rest of the family, including her sister Debbie. 15, and brother Keith. 16, returned home two weeks after Schultz's transplant. Stanford has provided an apartment for Schultz during her recovery time, which could last up to three more months. "The insurance does not pay for those accommodations, though," Edward Schultz said. "That all has to come out of my own pocket, and we have no idea what the final costs will be." A fund-raising effort, sponsored by St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Mount Clemens, has producedabout $10,000 through spaghetti dinners and basketball games, Schultz said. Contributions can be sent in the care of Kathy Schultz at the church. 21400 S. Nunneley Rd.. Mount Clemens, 48043. "She is going to have to have check-ups by her heart doctors here once she returns home, too, and we don't know how much the insurance will pay for. The cost of her actual operation, though, was paid for by Blue Cross," he said. Representatives from Stanford said earlier the cost for heart transplant surgery is $250,000. Schultz, who suffered from post-viral cardiomyopathy, waited at Stanford a week before a suitable donor heart was found for her Jan. 18, and had been hospitalized since Dec. 8 at Mount Clemens General Hospital. He said he contacts his wife and daughter about twice a week, usually calling after Schultz has had her biopsy to determine signsof rejection. ISee "Heart" — page 2 George encourages PB to brainstorm by MATT VALLEY UFE Staff Writer If Program Board is to become a more productive organization it must concentrate on leadership, development and planning. Sharon George, coordinator of student activities, told the board Tuesday. The comment from George came nearly one month after she and two other board members attended a five-day convention in Chicago, Illinois, sponsored by the National Association of Campus Activities. The annual event showcases a variety of acts and focuses on programming for universities and colleges across the country. During the meeting Tuesday George repeatedly encouraged members to bring "brainstorming" programming ideas for next semester and tentatively scheduled a workship for this August for next year's returning board members. "The main impetus is to improve your skills. We need to be more creative. We need to take more chances. It takes selling and hard work," George said. "I've spent the last three weeks talking to as many people as possible to find out what is is they would like to see Program Board do," George said. Scheduling performances well in advance for next year will give the board ample time to promote events, George said, ♦See "Program Board" — page 2 In Brief Friday is the last day students may drop classes or withdraw from the University and automatically receive "W's" for grades. Students can obtain drop or withdrawal request cards from the Registrar's Office, 260 Warriner. Inside A world class canoeist escapes death but plans a 4,000 mile trek. page 3 Two local farmers plan to lobby against President Reagan's pricing proposals. page 5 Sports Western Michigan shocked the women's basketball team in the finals of the MAC tournament last week. page 10 Weather Partly cloudy Wednesday night. Mostly clear south. Lows around 10 north to lower 20s south.
|Title||1985-03-20; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, March 20, 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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