1977-04-13; Central Michigan Life
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-n- m. *". m> .(*' •« *»*aa»ji»i*^p^*». Counselors cite alcohol abuse «v ■ as /re/ problem EDITOR'S NOTE; Alcohol abuse has been termed the nation's number one drug abuse problem by many pr&minent doctors, psychiatrists and sociologists. CM LIFE begins a three part series today which examines alcohol and its uses and abuses at,CMU- Today's Article discusses the probhins of alcohol's effects. '' • by TONY BEARING CM LIFE Reporter , Alcohol, an unpredictable sedative most students don't even consider a drug, is far and away the No. 1 form of.substance abuse on CMU's campus, according to counselors who deal with University students. "Students not only fail to see alcohol as a dangerous drug, they tend not to like it referred to as a drug at all," Donald Kilbourn, counseling professor, said. "But on this campus, no other drug comes close to alcohol in use or abuse,',' "We like to say alcohol and other drugs," Robert Dinallo, director of the Isabella County Substance Abuse Center, said, "Alcohol is made up of ethyl alcohol, a mind and mood altering drug in liquid form. It is the most widely abused drug today," Licit and Illicit Drugs, a Consumer Union Report on narcotics, stimulants, depressants, inhalants, hallucinogens and marijuana, classified alcohol as a sedative of the same order as barbituates and tranquilizers, Alcohol affects different people in different ways, the report stated, and either can depress or stimulate, tranquilize or agitate. In 1974, a study of drug abuse on CMU's campus found "the drug of greatest use .was alcohol." Although no new figures have been gathered since that time, Donald Bertsch, counseling professor, guessed alcohol consumption has not decreased. Like any other drug, Bertsch said, alcohol is only harmful when misused, "If you drink responsibly there is no problem," Robert Zimmerman, temporary professor of psychology, said. However, Kilbourn suggested students are not drinking responsibly, and in fact, the frequency of alcohol abuse on campus is now bordering on "epidemic proportions." "If I had to guess, I would say we have as hard a drinking group as any campus in the state," he said. "From what I hear, a lot of students drink to the point where they are out of control. I call that abuse." Dinallo defined alcohol abuse "simply as drinking with the intention of getting drunk. "Some of the main symptoms present in alcohol abuse are (See "Counselors—" page 7A) Volume 58 No. 76 Pleasant, Mich. 48859 Wednesday, April 13,1977 4 Official 'optimistic' on energy funding Fire destroyed an apartment at 902 W. Broomfield Road Monday morning. According to the ML Pleasant Fire Department, the fire started in the southeast corner of the bedroom. Fire department officials also said the residents of the apartmenCvRonald Coles, Muskegon Heights graduate student? John Leone, Dearborn ff^htaqttHt'if^^ *t flte; iime ot the fjr<v The cause of the fire and the amount of damagt*Is; unknown at this time (LIFE photo by Rollie Mikan). by STEVE BENNETT CM LIFE Reporter The possibility of CMU receiving funds for two energy saving systems now looks better, Jerry Tubbs, vice president for business and finance, announced after his trips to Washington D.C. and Lansing. Tubbs spoke Thursday before the Campus-Wide Energy Committee, of which he is chairperson. "In Washington I went to 25 different offices and meetings in the thret days," Tubbs said. Among the offices Tubbs visited were Housing and Urban CMU prepares to comply Information law takes effect by STEVE SPALDING LIFE Ass't. News Editor Central is prepared to handle requests for information under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act taking effect today, according to J. David Kerr, University counsel. The law, signed by Gov. William G. Milliken Jan. 13, makes most public records kept by government bodies available for public inspection and copying. "It is the intent of the University to fully implement the Freedom of Information Act according to its purpose (as mentioned in the act): 'The people shall be informed so that they may fully participate in the CM LIFE receives ninth All American rating For the ninth consecutive semester, Central Michigan LIFE has been awarded an All American rating by the Associated Collegiate Press (AGP). The All American rating is the highest award given in the ACP national competition. The rarjng was based on editions published during Fall Semester 1976. LIFE was awarded marks of distinction* in all five categories judged. ' The categories are coverage and content, writing and editing, editorial leadership, physical appearance and photography. "The LIFE certainly lives up to its name in content and layout; a quality product," ac cording to a petition, judge in the com- Greeks conduct mock abduction Most kidnappers make secret plans to abduct their victim and then demand thousands of dollars in ransom before releasing the hostage. ■; When members of the Lambda Chi Alpha-fraternity decided to kidnap the presidents of the 16 CMU fraternities and sororities, they left a polite note informing the presidents of their plans and demanding a ransom. The ransom- three bags (of groceries which willbe donated to a local church. Lambda Chi Alpha members will kidnap the presidents of eight fraternities and eight sororities today. The president's fraternity or sorority must bring the groceries to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house before their president will be released, according to Mike Baxter, Algpnac sophomore. The three bags of groceries must contain non-perishable "goods collected from the Mt. Pleasant area. Lambda Chi Alpha will give the groceries to the Rev. John GoodroW, pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church, 206 W. Maple St. Goodrow will distribute the groceries to needy families in Mt. Pleasant, Baxter said. The mock kidnapping is approved by the Inter-Fraternity Council as a kickoff event for Greek Week which begins April 24. "There's £ point to this," Baxter said. "It's not just fqn and games. We're helping needy people." Heading the LIFE staff last semester was Paula Peck, Plymouth senior, as editor in chief. Holly Hayes, Dearborn junior, served as managing editor, and Pam Klein, Fraser senior, served as news editor. Jim Reindl, Wyandotte senior; Steve Spalding, Royal Oak senior; and Steve Baker, Battle Creek senior, served as assistant news editors, Scott Bellinger, currently a senior at Michigan State University, and Sheri Morelli, Bay City junior*served as photo editors. Approximately 30 reporters completed the news department. Serving as sports editor was Mark Haney, Lansing senior, while Dan O'Meara, East Detroit junior, served as assistant sports editor.,Approximately 15 reporters completed the sports department. Fall Semester copy editors included Pain Jahnke, South- field junior; Bernadette Joz- wiak, Hazel Park junior; and Mike Marshall, Warren sophomore. The advertising staff was led by Kathy Lorencz, Gagetown senior; while Carrie Rowe, Flushing senior, served as business manager. Jim Wojcik, has served as director of student media at CMUsince 1971,. democratic process,"" Kerr said. Requests for information regarding student records are exempted from the act, as they are covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, he added. Central's three-page policy on the act still needs tne approval of the Board of fXrustees at its April 20 meeting. CMU will operate under the proposed rules and regulations' until Trustees act on the policy, according to Kerr. The four recomendatioris of the proposed policy include: - Appointing freedom of information officers to administer the policy. -Initiating a system of fees for information requests to cover processing costs. (See "Information Law-"page 9A) Development, Health, Education and Welfare, the Energy Research and Development Administration, the Department of Agriculture and five senators and representatives, Tubbs said he visited the offices explaining CMU's energy savings plan and distributing an HEW study report on the feasibility of using an Integrated Utility System (IUS) at CMU. The study determined an IUS, a system which burns wood chips, coal and waste products to produce electricity and steam, would save^. CMU substantial money in energy costs. Tubbs' trips were in search of funding for the IUS and a Central Control System (CCS), a monitoring system whichwould report the temperature, lighting level, and humidity of every room on campus and lower or raise them to a pre-determined level. The system automatically could shut off certain utilities at special low-use times, but would have a manual override. The projected cost of the two systems combined is $15 million. If the two were not implemented, CMU could expect an annual $4 million in utility costs by 1981, Tubbs predicts. At a State Senate Appropriations Committee meeting in Lansing, Tubbs outlined two possible plans for state funding of the energy projects. One was for CMU and the state to enter into an agreement .-which would have the state funding CMU the projected utilities cost for one year. Whatever the University saved, it would be able to keep and put towards the energy systems, . The second plan, according to a letter from Tubbs to Sen. Bill Hoffman, D-Madison Heights, and Rep. Gary Owen, D- Ypsilanti, would have the state fund one-half of the system's cost as a capital outlay program and allow CMU to borrow from its self-liquidating facilities the remaining half. Tubbs added this is the first time an offer such as this has been made to the state. If the system were implemented at CMU, according to Tubbs, it not only would save the University money, but also provide economic stimulation through a new local industry - wood chips. "Through the use of an IUS, we would primarily burn wood chips," R. Burney Long, director of the Physical Plant, said. "We could also use coal and waste material. Wood chips, as far as price, are competitive with coal, but wood is a self-replenishing resource while coal is not." Long added there is an unlimited amount of wood available in fallen trees and through pruning. Energy costs at CMU already have been reduced by about one- third since 1971-72, Tubbs said. The IUS and CCS systems would cut costs about another third from 1971-72 levels. Thus, if the systems were implemented, CMU'S annual utility costs would be about one-third of what they were in 1971-72, disregarding price hikes and other factors. WiMmi- — Academic Senate discusses genera/ education —page 3 — Groups submit fun- \ding requests—page 6A y ,^n>wJ^; A line of over 100 students was "Taking it to The Streets" Tuesday everting, waiting to buy tickets to the April 21 Doobie Brothers concert The line, stretching from the University Center to Preston Road* began forming before noon Tuesday for today's ticket sale beginning at 8 a,m. (LIFE photo by Jeff Ellsworth). i '<■ I I i * * fi BJJttJMlifliallM^ ^frft^.^j^a^,^-.^^^ .,,.
|Title||1977-04-13; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, April 13, 1977 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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