1985-02-01; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Friday, February 1.1985 198SCML1FK 12 pages Mount Pleasant. Mich 48859 Vol 68 No. 52 Grable incident discussed Abel calls comments 'appalling, illegal by PAUL MASON UFE Managing Editor Central's associate athletic directors may receive "sensitivity training"' as a result of an incident involving a CMU male cheerleader who was kicked off the squad for long hair. During the Hoard of Trustees' Student Affairs Committee meeting Thursday, President Harold Abel said he wants Affirmative Action officer Camilla Zawacki to alert personnel about "what the law is and what the rights are of people mentioned." CMU increases health center fees to eliminate deficit Abel said he was "appalled" about statements made by athletic department officials regarding cheerleader Craig Grable, Dearborn senior. Grable, a cheerleader for 3 \'i years, was kicked off the squad for having a four-inch braid on the back of his head. He has since been reinstated to the squad by Associate Athletic Director Walter Schneider. Women's Athletic Director and Associate Director of Athletics Fran Koenig had said Grable's appearance "was not in keeping with the appearanceof our teams." Abel said Grable's hair should not have been made an issue. "particularly after what we went through in the '60s and '70s." "We will follow through with sensitivity training That issue should not have been raised," Abel said. "People need to be sensitized. We want to alert them on how to explain the University's goals." Abel said he was particularly upset with a comment Koenig made in a Jan. 18 CM LIFK article regarding the image athletes must maintain. In the article. Koenig said. "We do not like to see obese people (in the field) because it's not in keeping with the image of people in our field. If a coach came in applying for a ♦See "Trustees" — page 2 byPAULMASON LIFE Managing Editor University Health Service fees for students will be increased for initial and follow- up visits to eliminate the center's $200,000 budget deficit, caused in port by early retirement incentives totalling $84,000 to UHS personnel. An increase from the current $10 and SH charged for initial and follow-up visits, respectively, will be implemented July 1. President Harold Abel said Thursday afternoon. Abel said he will present the UHS fee increase to the Board of Trustees as an informational item at today's meeting in the President's Room of the Bovee University Center. Also, the Hoard is expected to approve a recommendation that the amount of money taken from student credit hour tuition allocated to UHS be increased frnmS1.75toS2. Increases are expected to eliminate the UHS budget deficit by 1987, James Hill, vice president for Student Affairs, said during the Trustees" Student Affairs Committee meeting Thursday. The increase in UHS' allocation from tuition credit hours will not have an effect on tui- ♦See "UHS" — page 2 Word on budget benefits uncertain by JAMES GEMMELL LIFE Star! Writer To what extent public colleges and universities individually may benefit from Gov. James Blanchard's proposal budget for fiscal 1986 will not be resolved until March 1. As part of Blanchards's call for an S87.4 million boost to higher education during the state's upcoming fiscal year (Oct. 1-Sept. .10), S2S million has been recommended for distribution through a proposed research excellence fund. "A plan to target those funds to specific institutions and programs will be jointly developed by the Department of Management, Budget and Commerce and submitted to the legislature by March 1," the governor's report to colleges and universities stated. The House and Senate must pass the proposed S87.4 million increase over fiscal 1985 levels to schools for operational cosls. Meanwhile. Arthur Kllis. vice president for l*ublic Affairs, said additional monies will be added to the Governor's recommendation lC „ ..,, , ., ♦ See "Budget — page 12 2 counts dropped in murder case Steamy clean on>[(v<r mt»mt Mild weather Thursday morning provided the perfect opportunity for physical plant workers to remove excess snow from the Wightman Hall roof by melting it with steam piped up from their truck. byMARYG GEDDES LIFE Staff Writer Co-defendants in a murder arson case were acquitted of two counts of open murder by a decision Iriini 21st Circuit Court Judge Paul F O'Connell. after the prosecution rested its case Thursday Dan Mark Noah. 23. and David .Nichols, 22, both still face two counts of felony murder and an arson charge in connection with a May 13. 1984 trailer bla/e in which two boys died The acquittal of the open murder charges came after a motion by the defense councils for a directed verdict dismissing all charges Both Daniel O'.Neil, representing Nichols and Thomas Anthony, representing Noah, said the prosecution had not presented enough evidence against the twoaccused men Judge O'Connell said he dismissed the open murder charge because he was not satisfied that premeditation vind deliberation had been proved which would be necessary for a first degree murder conviction. Joseph Karheri. prosecutor for Isabella County was visibly upset at the acquittal and asked the judge if the dropped open- murder charge would preclude the men being charged with •See "Trial" — page 2 Local girl flees abductor, police search for man byTOMWICKHAM LIFE Copy Editor A 1 5 -year-old Mount Pleasant girl was safe at home Thursday night after escaping from a knife- wiclding man who abducted her Thursday afternoon as she walked her dog. Police are searching for a Caucasian man. 30- to 45- years-old. who approached the uirl between 4 30 and S p m. Thursday, a spokesman for the Mount Pleasant Police Department said He reportedly was driving a small, medium blue, two- door car, possibly a Chevette, with dark blue or black interior, according to a statement given by the girl The man reportedly has a medium to heavy build, brown mustache and brown Composite sketch hair over the tops of his ears, the girl told police He was unshaven and wearing blue jeans and brown leather boots. Police believe the man is armed with a knife, with a 4 to 6-inch blade, which he carried in a jacket pocket, the spokesman said Information about the in c i d e n t is sketchy, t h e spokesman said, but the girl was atone at the time she was abducted. The girl's name, address and location of the abduction were not released for her protection, headded "The guy pulled up alongside her, pulled a knife and told her to get in," the spokesman said. "He didn't physically hurt her but slapped her once and told her to shut up " The girl escaped when the man stopped on the east side of tiie city, and ran behind several houses to get to her boyfriend's home to call the police, the spokesman said. Police urge anyone with information about the incident to call the Mount Pleasant Police Department at 773-0808. Pretrial set for today Pretrial tor former Sigma Pin F.psilon president Paul Bonaccinie. charged with raping a former female CMC stu dent, is scheduled for today in IsabellaCounty Circuit Court Bonaccinie. 2-1. ot Birmingham, is charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct involving a Phi Mu sorority member last May 3 1 The charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison Last Friday. Circuit Court Judge Paul O'Connell sent enced Bonaccinie to 90 days in jail «-ind two years probation for a reduced charge of attempted fourth degree criminal sexual conduct ♦See "Bonaccinie" — page 10 In Brief There will be an alcohol education workshop Feb. 7 and 14 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in the Counseling Center in Foust Hall. The workshop is sponsored by the Alcohol Abuse Intervention and Prevention program. Inside New Program Hoard chairman Randy Rutherford discusses his goal s and activities for the semester. page 3 Reported cheating casesare growing. page 3 Sports After its first MAC loss since 1983, the CMU women's basketball team is getting "trivial." page 8 Weather Partly cloudy Friday, chance of snow southeast by late afternoon. Highs 5 to 15 north and 10 to 20 south.
|Title||1985-02-01; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, February 1, 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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