1993-11-15; Central Michigan Life
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n ■ a i t ihnn'a-n n • -f-'#riifi i -'■\ ']"'.! ■i ■ m „• n fifea* ^#*.^3l^B(feS , Noirember 15, I .J* — ..„.,.,„ High: upper 40s Low: low 30s mostly cloudy Unification Group vies for unicameral legislature Page 3 Et Cetere Empty air Columnist takes look at area radio Page 8 Sport* Surprise, surprise: CMU upsets BGSU, 17-15 Page 10 Central Michigan VOLUME 76, NUMBER 33 "■■"""«&' twmmim„i)£mtt,iAi:ii i ■ »»■. i ■ iiH.iIm MOUNT PLEASANT. MICHIGAN 48869 © 1993 CM UFE (517) 774-3493 18 PAGES Two more bottle bombs explode By Scott Anderson if- r- Staff Writer Two more area domestic mailboxes were vandalized with hot tie bombs this weekend Mount Pleasant police oftlc- ers were dispatched to a home at 1855 Beech Drive at approximately 10 p.m One resident of the home. David Ochander, said he heard a loud noise outside of his home at about 9:30 p.m. Ochander discovered the bottle bomb had exploded in his Detroit Free Press newspaper box. No damage was done to the box. Ochander, who is the assistant principal of West Intermediate Middle School. 440 S. Latest pair raises total to six in past two months Bradley St.. said he was not sure if he was targeted by a disgruntled student as part of a prank "I reported it to the because I had heard about other incidents ously," Ochander said. police about previ- The other incident took place at 723 S Meridian Road between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday. The chemical reaction exploded in the mailbox, destroying it. The incident was reported to the Mount Pleasant post of the Michigan State Police at 6 p.m. This makes six incidents re-ported to oolicc in the last two months. A hot tie bomb similar in dosiir/.i exploded in the restroom o< a Total Service station. 815 N. Mission St. on Nov. 5. No injuries have resulted from any of t he incidents. Sgt. Chuck Lyon, of the MPPD. said he believes the incidents are related, but does not have any identifiable suspects at this t ime. A $1,000 reward has been issued by the Detroit branch of the U.S. Postal Investigative Service for any information leading to the arrest of the person or persons involved Because of the general low cost to repair the mailboxes, police said the offenses would normally be listed as misdemeanors. However, because they involve the mail or mailboxes ♦hey fall under federal law. The devices are made by combining certain household chemicals and placing them in a sealed plastic bottle. Eventually, the pressure of the reaction causes the bottle to explode. The reaction can burn skin upon explosion, police said. President Plachta to speak, answer- questions at forum By Andrea Smith and Cindy Trombley i a r Staff Wri**e. President Leonard E. Plachta will address student concerns by answering questions in an open forum Wednesday. Bridget Isquierdo, Student Government Association president and Frankenmuth sophomore, said the forum was prompted by students who thought concerns were not thoroughly addressed in Plachtas Oct. 1 «s state of the universitv address. SGA and Residence Hall Assembly will sponsor the forum which is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the Bovee Universitv Center Auditorium Members of the Student Advisory Council will ask questions first, but questions from the floor will not be ruled out, Isquierdo said. Gene Welton. Residence Hall Assembly president and Wayland sophomore, said the SAC will ask Plachta to discuss Rev. Jesse Jackson's recommendations and definitions of terms according to universitv standards, among other things. See ADDRESS Page 6 Police respond to protest at Burger King Mount Pleasant Police Department officers were dispatched to Burger King, 1912 S. Mission St., Thursday to deal with approximately 20 people protesting over the alleged racial firing of two black employees. Police said they responded to a complaint which alleged that protestors were harrassing customers of the drive-thru and walking into the* street. Officers did not arrest anyone, or issue citations. Police told protestors to stay on the sidewalk, which is considered public property. One person was written up for trespassing. The suspect will face charges only if the owners of Burger King wish to press charges, police said. At press time1, no charges had been filed. See PROTEST Page 2 Flying ace! LIFE Photos Steve School Hope resident Robert Clark prepared to fly his "Trainer 40" model airplane Friday afternoon behind the Mount Pleasant Airport. BLR's merger object not make to floor of By Marjory Raymer t IK St iff Wnter An Academic Senate discussion slated for Tuesday concerning the proposed merger within the College of Business Administration might not be necessary. LIFE on the Inside POLICE 2 MORE NEWS 3 VOICES 4 PLACEMENT 6 DIGEST 7 ETCETERA 8 SPORTS 10 CLASSIFIEDS 15 The merger between the business law and regulation department and the management department was proposed in August by Provost Robert Franke. A faculty-wide college vote in September supported the move. On Oct 27. BLR filed an objection with the A-Senate to the merger A faculty committee, formed by Arndt, investigated t he realignment and felt it should Ik- reconsidered because of possible problems with the college's accredit at ion. According to Terry Arndt, dean of the College of Business Admi- nist ration, and James Hill. BLR chairman, the objection might be withdrawn Proposals detailing the specific guidelines for the merger have been exchanged between Arndt and the BLR department in an effort to nullify the objection, Arndt said. "It is a discussion between us on how <BLR and management» can merge and make everyone happy," he said. ul want to make this merger a winning proposal ion might A-Senate on both sides. I owe that to iBLRi." According to Arndt, a proposal for the merger from the BLR department will be delivered to the dean's office today and an agreement might be reached with the document. Although Hill would not confirm that a proposal will be submitted by the department, he said. "<Monday» we will know whether we have reached our goals." Details of the meetings between Hill and Arndt. which took place over the past three to four days, would not be revealed by either participant. If the objection to the merger is not withdrawn, the A-Senate will hear arguments at the Tuesday meeting. Tbe agenda allows 10 minutes of discussion following the 5-minute presentations from both Arndt and Hill, said A-Senate Chairman David Smith. A decisive vote on the merger from the A-Senate is slated for Nov. 3(), said Smith, chairman of religion. mm FSU students, faculty respond to proposed budget cuts plan By Marjory Raymer lf-r- Staff Writer Controversy has spread across Ferris State University's campus, as administrators attempt to deal with its fiscal crisis. FSUs Board of Control, which functions like CMU's Board of Trustees, voted Saturday to advance with suggestions announced Nov. 1 by FSU President Helen Popovich. In response to low state funding and decreased enrollment, the Fiscal Restructuring Plan reduces Ferris' general budget by $7.9 million before 1996, a release from FSU's Public Relations stated. Tbe plan outlined in late September slates 16 degree programs for elimination and cuts the athletic fund by $300,000. Tbe proposal sparked protests last week across the campus. Union leaders, faculty, students and the campus news- MWe still don't have any rationale for the cuts. It's not money, because departments that make money have been targeted, too '* Elliot Smith paper demonstrated through different methods. Faculty Association President Elliot Smith said although a Mecosta County circuit judge denied an injunction to prevent the Board's vote, the fight is not over. FA filed six grievances ()ct. 1 4 in relation to the proposed cuts, and continues to seek an explanation from the FSU administration. "We -till don't have rationale for the cuts." hi "It's not money, because* depart ments that make money been targeted, too any said have "There is strong evidence people, instead of positions, have been targeted," said Smith, professor of language and litera- t ure A statement from Board Chairwoman Hurticene Harda- vvay stated the cuts were necessary to ope*rate with a balanced budget and keep tuition costs down Popovich was unavailable for comment. Officials of other unions hosted a psuedo-funeral procession complete with a casket Friday Wednesday, the twice-weekly student newspaper. The Torch. protested the proposed closing of departments i including journalism i by printing an edition See FERRIS Page 2 NEWS SOURCE SINCE 1919 l'l ' Ml » ■■■ I ■ • * ,■*;'•. ' :■. .'■:.- M v. . : .' - "^V : '' ■ , ' ■ ■ ■ I. r.
|Title||1993-11-15; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, November 15, 1993 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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