1995-10-20; Central Michigan Life
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I Central Michigan FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1995 VOLUME 78, NUMBER 23 MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48859 ©1995 CM LIFE Plachta paper on PBS to be released today President Leonard Plachta will address issues concerning CMU Public Broadcasting [today when he releases his fourth "Presidential Paper." The paper, titled ("President offers (thoughts on Public Broadcasting," will be [distributed to the CMU [community, according to Rae Goldsmith, director off Public Relations. SPORTS CMU football team returns to Kelly/Shorts Stadium The CMU football team returns to Kelly/Shorts Stadium Saturday afternoon after three straight games on the road. PAGE 6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT (517) 774-3493 12 PAGES Theatre-on-the-Side play looks at abortion "Keely and Du" is a powerful production exploring both sides of the abortion issue as well as the development of human relationships under extreme circumstances. The play runs at 8 p.m. today and Saturday. PAGE 8 Man threatened with gun outside Sweeney By CHRIS C DAVIS LIFE Staff Writer A male reported being assaulted by four teenage males early Thursday morning, one of whom brandished a stolen gun. Ron Williams, associate director of CMU's Department of Public Safety, said a statement from the man indicated the incident occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. outside Alcohol availability forum set for Nov. 2 By ANNA LAM PI LIFE Staff Writer The Isabella County Circle of Health Partnership says it'n too easy for the county's youth to get alcohol. And to do something about it. the group will host its sixth community forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2 at West Intermediate School, 440 S. Bradley Road. There it will get feedback on the availability of alcohol to youth. The partnership hosted a press conference Thursday at 18S8 o. s*Jvif80rvon Utieet wriei e 0 small group outlined the history of past forums and issues leading up to the sixth forum. David Bair, chairman of the Isabella County Circle of Health Partnership committee on alcohol and prevention coordinator of the Central Michigan Community Mental Health Services, said there is a correlation between alcohol's availability and its use by minors. Bair said what happens in Mount Pleasant impacts the surrounding area. Byron Doty, chairman of the Isabella County Circle of Health Partnership and executive director of Mount Pleasant Counseling Services, said it's a county-wide issue. "We're not the Mount Pleasant alcohol task force; we're the Isabella County alcohol task force," Doty said. Bair said the partnership wants to achieve a balance. ''We're not a Prohibitionist organization, and we never have been," Bair said. Instead, he said the partnership wants to help the community avoid much more than alcohol related deaths by overconsumption and accidents. There are other problems such as date rape and forms of violence associated with alcohol. Bair said a different sort of violence goes along with alcohol. Drug distributors harm people, while alcohol leads to domestic violence, he said. The fifth forum, held in April, went so well that it led to this forum, Doty said. There was enough feedback so the policy committee could develop strategies for the county. Sandra Thelen, prevention planner for the Isabella County Circle of Health Partnership, said the partnership gave a set of policies to Mount Pleasant and Union Township. In response, the township developed policies that it will present soon to its board. Sharon Tilmann, city commissioner, said Mayor Donald Sowle appointed her and commissioners Gerald Cassel and Al Kaufmann to a committee to review the policies the partnership had presented. The committee originally planned to See FORUM Page 12 Two jailed after incident Sweeney Hall. The man told police he and a friend got into a verbal argument. Trie friend left and shortly after, a 16-year-old male from Jackson, two 17-year-old males from Jonesville and one 18-year-old male from Jonesville returned. The friend whom the man had argued with earlier was not in the group, Williams said. The four teenagers reportedly approached the man and spoke momentarily. One of the teenagers then produced a gun identified as a .22-caliber derringer, and leveled it at the man's head, Williams said. No bullet was fired from the gun. The teenagers left the scene, after which time the man contacted DPS. The suspects were located by DPS officers shortly thereafter. The 16-year-old was released to his parents and the 18-year-old was arrested, but n«H detained. The two 17-year-olds were lodged in the Isabella County Jail, Williams said. The case has been turned over to the Isabella County Prosecutor's Office for investigation. No CMU students were involved in the incident. Shaun Holtgreive, associate director of Residence Life, said the four teen-agers were guests of a Sweeney Hall resident. LOTS O' POTS Windy Viet*, Mount Wlghtman Hall. for her 1 ■ Hudson's president addresses luncheon By JENNIFER ACKERMAN LIFE Assistant News Editor The role of modern technology in the business world of the future was the focus of the keynote address delivered at the Business Leadership Luncheon. Dennis TofTolo, president of Hudson's and a CMU alumnus, addressed an audience of local businesses and CMU representatives Wednesday afternoon at the Embers, 1217 S. Mission St. The event was sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the third annual Business Expo. According to TofTolo, 49, the rapid advancement of computerized technology is reshaping the business world and causing retailers to modernize their business practices to appeal to a new generation of shoppers. TofTolo said the retail industry is beginning to incorporate new electronic features into the way they do business. "If you want to be in existence in the year 2020 ... it looks like the format will be multi dimensional sales," he said. The retail industry will no longer rely on catalog sales and traditional sales that require customers to physically enter a store to purchase merchandise, but will take on an electronic component of marketing the product to consumers, he said. As an example of the latest technology, TofTolo said Hudson's is producing its 1996 catalog on CD-ROM. He said the store already is using a computerized gift registry system with touch screen operation. TofTolo explained the changing preferences of the buying public. He offered statistics that indicate consumers are taking fewer trips to the mall and shopping a half hour less than they were in the past. TofTolo joined Hudson's in 1969 and became president in May 1990. He earned his master's in business administration from CMU. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the following organizations: Detroit Renais- LIFE Photo JOHN I Dennis Toffolo, president of Hudson's, converses with other guests before his speech on the future of retail at the Embers, sance, Greater Detroit Chamber university. of Commerce, New Detroit Inc. and United Way for Southeastern Michigan. He's also on the College of Business Development Board at Eastern Michigan University. In 1992, TofTolo received the CMU Centennial Award for outstanding service to the Interaction between consumers and sales people is very important to the baby boomer generation, while the interaction is not as important to the next generation of shoppers, he said. See TOFFOLO Page 12 Fifty businesses appear at Business Expo By LENNY PADILLA LIFE Staff Writer More than 50 businesses from the Mount Pleasant area helped make the the 3rd annual Business Expo the most successful ever. "It has gone extremely well so far. This is definitely our most successful expo yet," said Terry Sanders, Business Expo chairwoman. The Expo took place Wednesday at the Comfort Inn, 2424 S. Mission St. It was hosted by the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce. The Comfort Inn, was transformed into an indoor marketplace, blanketed with tables full of informational pamphlets and fliers. An estimated 1,000 people each wearing white name tags displaying their respective company's name, attended the one-day exhibit to pursue local businesses and the products they offered. A wide range of businesses showcased their wares and shared ideas in the hope of attracting business from other companies. Sanders said the reason for the continuing success of the event can be directly attributed to the large number of returning companies who find it beneficial to their business. Rob Petree, a representative from Chemical Bank Michigan, said his company went to the Expo intending to familiarize Mount Pleasant residents with a new banking procedure his company has recently adopted and would like to heighten the awareness of their product. Central Michigan Community Hospital also had many services to offer fellow businesses, including occupational therapy, physicals, vision testing and physical therapy for work- related injuries. "This is a great business opportunity for our company," said Kathy Lietaert, a representative from Manpower Temporary* Services.
|Title||1995-10-20; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, October 20, 1995 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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