1984-09-19; Central Michigan Life
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-'^wSftk' ■■ '■ ft; )£2$?y:l:;'7.. Jni;>t:p'-.¥7yA'*^;f' - 'TT^^VJaC ,';**S" ■■"■ il ■■.-.'■,■.--*.■'ii? :*~ .' rf> >-lS'V >'K'' 1 • J t J-- -_S_____l ^v- >■*"•■ •_■. ---*''--£■ *j.T"- <.,.. Vol.67 No. 10 - 0 1984 CM LIFE 16 pages Mount Pleasant. Mich. 48859 Wednesday, September 19,1984 SOU by RENEEM. SMITH UFE Staff Writar 10M for driver's arrest ' The Isabella County Prosecutor's Office authorized Tuesday a warrant for tbe arrest of Eric Thorlund, 19 of Greenville, the driver of a vehicle involved in a Sept. 9 fatal two-car crash. Isabella County Prosecutor Joseph Barberi said his decision to authorize a warrant and bring charges against Thorlund was based on information from the police report which he received Monday and from his discussion Tuesday with the parents of the victims. Thorlund will be charged with two counts of negligent homicide and one count of either driving with a blood alcohol content in excess of .10 or driving while under the influence of alcohol, Barberi said. They indicated the loss of their son's life will be a heavy enough cross for him to bear. —Joseph Barberi Isabella County Prosecutor 99 Thorlund was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the Sept. 9 two-car crash which resulted in the deaths of David Bales, 19, Dearborn sophomore, and Brian Seamer, 19. 80 Hiawatha Street. ■ JL » * ^r. > Jk-7 * » '%•** ___________________________________^£kSK^' ' "^^1 _____________B_^_^^^ 0 ""*" ■■- ._-—«»«*<1P a. ,-a0*-y * < -*?* * -rJ-rddviii^' :■■.•■-■ ______W / VVf.. .'-■'. ,"'■■.■ i ;--* <f*f mm> -.yimaxma ^ "* _ _,, ■*'-■. CM* IKMta Hmmkmr Balancing act On their way back from a psychology test, Jennifer Kilcline, Grosse Pointe freshman, (left), and Joe Power, Birmingham freshman, tried their balancing skills on the railroad tracks behind the commuter lot. Long distance codes abused by PAUL MASON UFE Managing Editor Hundreds of potential phone call abuses have been indicated since authorization codes for long distance phone calls were issued last week. Telecommunications Director Kenneth Johnson said his department has detected hundreds of potential phone abuses since the authorization codes were distributed to on-campus students last week. The authorization codes allow on-campus students to make direct long distance phone calls. "Close to 100 students' phones on campus are obviously actively engaged in trying to break the off-code." Johnson said. Johnson said the majority of those phone calls were legitimate errors by students trying to use their authorization codes. But about a dozen students were contacted by Johnson's department for "totally obvious" attempts of phone fraud. "We told them that at this point to cease it (trying to use another authorization code) or we would deny all long distance service from that room completely," Johnson said. The University started monitoring the authorization code abuse last Thursday. Johnson said the monitoring indicates which residence hall rooms the authorization code abuses are coming from and can then track down which persons are committing the offenses. An official University statement regarding phone fraud is expected to be released early next week. Johnson said. Johnson plans to meet with administrators this week to devise a disciplinary policy to use in phone abuse cases. Attempting to devise or find an authorization code is against University policy and also violates state and federal laws. "It's stealing from another student. There is no vacant number, the only codes assigned are to students." he said. No students have reported their numbers being used by another student thus far, but that possibility still exists, Johnson said. "It's possible someone already has found a code that works," he said, adding the University will crack down on those students when they are discovered using someone's code. Billing statements for last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's authorization code use are scheduled to be sent to students early next week, Johnson said. ■* ar Post declined following 'badpublicity by NATHANIEL PROCTOR UFE Editor David Murphy might be among the applicants seeking to fill the vacancy left by David Murphy. Named associate vice provost by CMU President Harold Abel, Murphy declined the offer Aug. 17, following an Aug. 15 Board of Trustees meeting at which questions over the handling of his appointment were raised. Murphy, currently Unit Chief of Michigan's Education Senate Fiscal Agency, said he withdrew his letter of acceptance of the post because of "bad publicity" concerning his hiring. "There was some question as to whether Affirmative Action guidelines had been followed." Murphy said. "Because of the publicity- surrounding it. I felt uncomfortable with it. I didn't want the appointment to be 'under a cloud."' "I indicated to the president I wanted to make certain we met with Affirmative Action, and he assured me that the position, in this case, was an exception." Abel told the Board Aug. 15 that because the post is a one- year provisional position, it was not necessary to follow affirmative action criteria. Abel said he himself had chosen Murphy, that there had been no posting of the vacancy and no search had been conducted. However, no such procedures were required in this instance, he said. ♦See "Murphy" —page 15 In Brief Student Government Association will register students to vote today in Beddow and Thorpe halls from 4:15 to 6 p.m. Inside There has been an increase of confirmed gonorrhea cases reported at Central page 3 Student Government Association representative elections will end today. page 5 Barberi said the papers will not be served and no arrest will take place until Thorlund is out of the hospital. "We don't anticipate rushing in terms of having papers served while he's in the hospital," he said. After speaking to tbe parents of both victims, Barberi said it was clear that everyone involved was satisfied with the charges. The Bales, Barberi said, knew Thorlund well and said he was their son's good friend. "They indicated the loss of their son's life will be a heavy enough cross for him (Thorlund) to bear," he said. Both sets of parents said they wanted to bring charges only to set an example to others who are thinking about drinking and driving. Barberi said. |See «Warranr _ page 1S Calendar changes discussed Discussion on possible calendar changes was the main topic of Tuesday's Academic Senate meeting. During the 1983-84 academic year, a number of campus groups suggested revisions in the calendar. Those included a proposal from Student Government Association to have a Fall Semester break and shorten the break between semesters. Matters considered included a Fall Semester break, shortening the holiday break between semesters, time length of classes, staring the Fall Semester after Labor Day, and modifying the summer school schedule. SGA has proposed a break in addition to Thanksgiving during Fall Semester. According to the Senate ad hoc calendar committee, this proposal was impractical because an additional break would produce a lack of continuity in courses. Wayne Osborn, chairman of the Physics Department, said. If an additional break were created, the Fall Semester would have to begin earlier in August or Thanksgiving vacation eliminated. The committee also discussed shortening the holiday break by starting Winter Sems- ter earlier. Osborn reported that all other Michigan colleges start Winter Semester classes earlier than CMU. Further, with a shorter holiday break. Winter Semester classes would end earlier. That would give students an advantage in seeking summer jobs. Osborn said. A IS-week semester was proposed instead of the 16- week semester at present. Classes would meet for 14 weeks, beginning the day after Labor Day, and end the same Saturday as at present. "If there is to be a 15-week semester instead of 16 weeks, then that will leave students less time to study the same amount of material as given in a 16-week semester." said Senator Mary Senter, instructor of sociology and anthropology. "According to most of our research, students want a longer summer vacation and think that it would be beneficial to start after Labor Day. This will ♦See "A-Senate"—page 15 Contract talks to resume today Contract negotiations between the Faculty Association and the Administration are set to resume today for the first time since late August. "I hope we can reach a settlement — I think it's possible, but I don't know if it's likely." Ed McKenna. FA bargaining team chairman, said. The Administration requested last week to return to the table to discuss economic issues — the only part of the contract not yet settled. The last offer from the Administration was a 3.17 percent compensation increase for wages and benefits, R. William Dunham, associate vice provost for Faculty Contractual Relations, said. The last offer from the FA was a 7.1 percent increase, but that was withdrawn when certain conditions were found unacceptable, Dunham added. He would not elaborate on those conditions. Dunham said he expects both bargaining teams to offer new proposals. McKenna said he was unsure what the FA would do. When noagreement was reached during the last bargaining session on Aug. 29, a mediator from the state was called in. The mediator, however, also was unable to bring a settlement. Since that time, the FA has filed for fact-finding, which means a person appointed by the Michigan Employment Relations Commission will investigate the situation, including financial statu* and statistics, and issue a non-binding judgement. The date for fact-finding has not been set yet. Sports Today LIFE begins a feature titled "CMU Flashback," a look at Central athletes in years gone by. page 10 Weather Mostly sunny today with highs in the low to mid 70s. Lows will range from the mid 40s in the north to around SO south.
|Title||1984-09-19; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, September 19, 1984 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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