1992-05-20; Central Michigan Life
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Serving the campus community for more than 70 years Central! |EE Michigan LI ■ E WEDNESDAY May 20, 1992 VOLUME 74, NUMBER 86 MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48859 © 1992 CM LIFE (517) 774-3493 16 PAGES LIFE Photo/Ruth Wiar Federico Cantu of the Mount Pleasant Water Department flushes a water main on Oak Street near downtown Tuesday afternoon. He said the yearly procedure would be com pleted by the end of the week. Clerical union to vote on proposal By Rochelle Reneker LIFE News Editor The Clerical UAW 6888 Local Union met yesterday to consider radification of the University Bargaining Team's last best offer. Union members decided they would either accept or reject the proposal by secret ballot, said Shary Gaunt, union president. "The next step if the vote is no." Gaunt said, "is to inform the University that we are ready to return to the bargaining table." The key points from CMU's last best offer were released in a memo to clerical supervisors and administrators on May 15. Included in the offer was a wage freeze through 1991 and 1992. a 3 percent raise in 1992 and 1993 and a 3 percent raise in 1 993 and 1 994. both which are made up of a 2.75 percent raise in base salary and .25 percent in a lump sum payment. Also included in this offer is a $100,224 benefit pool for 1992 and 1993 and $100,002 for 1993 and 1994. which will cover increases . in already existing health, dental and vision coverage. Union members, however, are angry with the release of the information included in the proposal. "The action of the University was very unethical," Gaunt said. "And I have told them so." The University is trying to keep the supervisors and administrators updated, said Rae Goldsmith, director of public relations. "The University's intention is to move forward," she said. A memo released with the key points of the offer from James Wood, assistant director of Employee Relations said, "the union was given until May 19 to respond to the University regarding acceptance of the last best offer. If the union is unable to agree to the terms of the offer, the University will implement portions of that offer in the near future." Wood declined any further comment regarding the memo. Car wreck kills one A local man lost his life when his car collided with construction equipment early Tuesday morning. Andrew Papp, a 41-year-old Mount Pleasant resident, was pronounced dead at the scene by Isabella County Medical Examiner Dr. Samuel J. Carson, who estimated time of death to be approximately 2 a.m. and cause of death to be head injuries sustained in the collision. According to a press release from the Isabella County Sheriffs Department, Papp drove his car through a construction barricade and up the center of a mound of dirt at which point his car went airborne and struck a backhoe. The accident went unreported until 6:45 a.m. when construction workers began to show up for work at the site on Broadway between Leaton and Summerton Roads. The Sheriffs Department declined to comment on the cause of the accident. Hospital CEO quits By TJ Bucholz tIFF Editor Ronan site of crime A Mount Pleasant graduate student was arraigned Tuesday in Isabella County's 76th District Court on charges of fourth- degree criminal sexual contact. Mahfooz Ahmed Jafry was arrested by DPS officers on Monday in response to charges stemming from an incident which was reported at 12:24 a.m. Saturday morning and took place in the Ronan Hail computer lab, according to John McAuliffe, director of public safety. Fourth-degree criminal sexual contact involves contact not including penetration. There were two other incidents of criminal sexual conduct reported in the Mount Pleasant area over the weekend in which there have been no arrests made but are still under investigation. Central Michigan Community Hospital's President and Chief Executive Officer announced his resignation Tuesday to accept a different kind of job. Becoming a student again. Paul Halverson, 32, has accepted an appointment to the Public Health Leadership Doctoral Program at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program, developed by the School of Public Health with assistance from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, helps provide public health professionals with advanced training. UNC's selection process for participation in the program is highly competitive, with only six fellows admitted from a nationwide pool of candidates each year. If he completes the three year program, Halverson is eligible to receive a Doctor of Public Health degree. Halverson is scheduled to leave CMCH on June 15 to begin his fellowship at UNC on June 26, but at the request of hospital administration, Halverson "will be available to the hospital for consultation through the summer months," said WTiiliam Cain, vice chairman of the board of directors of CMCH. "I think the hospital has made steady progress under Paul's leadership, especially in the area of patient satisfaction with hospital services," Cain said. "Anytime you have a transis- tion, any information that an individual can provide about a complex organization is helpful,' said Stephen Lada, vice president of CMCH. "I wasn't expecting him to resign, but this opportunity gives him the chance of a lifetime building a career in public health." Lada said Halverson has what it takes to be successful. "I found him to be a leader with a strong sense of where the hospital was headed and what they needed in a very difficult economic time," he said. "Everyone wants us to reduce costs, yet prices for services also go up. I think he did a good job with See CMCH Page 6 Accident kills May graduate By Rochelle Reneker IFE News Editor CMU graduate, Peter Law's dreams of going attending law school were cut short May 12 by an accident with a Saginaw bus. Law was returning from taking his mother to work at 9:05 a.m. when his car was struck by a Saginaw Transit System bus at the intersection of Mackinaw and Davenport in Saginaw. Law died the following morning of extensive head injuries at St. Lukes Hospital, said his father, James Law. Details of the accident are not yet being relased and witnesses are currently being interviewed, said Lt. Jim Newvine of the Saginaw Police Department. "We hope to have the investigation wrapped up this week," he said. ■ "I don't know what happened that morning," James Law said. "It was 9 a.m., it was dry and it was a beautiful day." "I don't know how to say this gently, but Peter was unconcious from the time of the accident until the time he died," James Law said. "At least we know he suffered none." Peter graduated May 2, with a bachelor of science in Business Administration, his father said. "It was just a couple of weeks ago," he said. "He had just decided the night before that he wanted to go to law school." "He was dropping his mother off and then we were going to go to breakfast," James Law said. "He was very well liked, and to know that makes it much easier." James Law aiso expressed pride in his sons accomplishments. "Peter graduated cum laude (a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 > in business administration with a minor in accounting," James Law said. "He was a member of the golden key society and a member of Sigma Iota Ep.-ilon, which is a professional fraternity, he was a member of the honors council and he was also involved in some intramural sports." "We are amazed at the number of people who were touched by this." he said. "It has been a horrible test." Law was buried at St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery in Saginaw May 16 and donations are being accepted through the St. Lukes Hospital Fund in Saginaw. Law is survived by his father, James, his mother Ann, and two sisters, Katherine, 28 and Beth, 25.
|Title||1992-05-20; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, May 20, 1992 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;|
|Copyright Permission||Copyright 1992 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|