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Central Michigan LIFE Volume 79, Number 98 Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 ©1998 CM LIFE 78 years of serving the community Wednesday August 5, 1998 8 pages Caul, Christine Alwood win local primary seats By Angie Fenton LIFE News Editor After a tight primary election race Republicans Sandy Caul and Christine Alwood have advanced to the Nov 3 general elections. Caul, who ran in the 99th District State Representative race defeated Russell Alwood (1,441 votes) by 83 votes and also defeated David Isaac (198 votes). Caul, who won with 1,524 votes, said she was very pleased with the results. I'm just very pleased with the support and it's really been a team effort. I look forward to a victory in the general election leading Owen ■ Close race between Democratic nominees DETROIT (AP) — Kevorkian lawyer Geoffrey Fieger held a slim lead over Democratic party favorite Larrv Owen in returns early Wednesday in the Democratic primary for governor. Republican Gov. John Engler easily defeated Dr. Gary Artinian, a cardiologist from Bloomfield Township, for his third GOP nomination for governor. Engler had 89 percent to Artinian's 11 percent with 77 percent of the precincts reporting. With 77 percent of the precincts reporting, Fieger had 40 percent, or 201,420 votes and Owen had 38 percent, or 187,246 votes. Former U.S. Labor Department official Doug Ross, who conceded his loss, had 22 percent, or 109,064 votes. Fieger said he would not likely declare victory until Wednesday morning due to slow returns from Detroit. "It's over now," Fieger said. Tve won virtually every area of the state. Unless something weird is going on, then I think what will happen is that I'll be the nominee." And he renewed his attacks on Engler. Engler "lacks compassion. He lacks sensitivity for the needs of the people. His cruelty — if he treated his own kids like he treats the children of the state of Michigan, he'd be in jail for child abuse," Fieger told WXYZ-TV. Owen said the race was still too See ENGLER Page 2 This is the last summer issue until CM LIFE resumes publication Aug. 27 Classified Crossword Sports Voices 7 7 5-6 4 To reach CMUFE Phone 774-3493 E-Mail: CMLIFE#cmuvmfjvrmich.fdu PM number (517)774-7805 Central Michigan LIFE Online Internet address hrtpV/www.crnlife.cmich rdu come this fall. You take each election and put it together. I just can't tell you how I am pleased with the teamwork. I will continue to meet as many people as I really can and hear the issues the people in the district really need dealt with." Caul said she will focus on quality education for children and keeping safe neighborhoods and schools. M( I want to) develop a good CAUL health care policy and basically deal with criminal justice issues. My whole professional career has been based on service. I have lived here 32 years and (have) been involved with many service projects." Caul will run against Mount Pleasant resident and unopposed Democrat Susan Kay Smith in the general election. In the 4th District Isabella County Commissioner race, Christine Alwood defeated Terry Turnwald (273 votes) by 45 votes Christine Alwood, who won with 318 votes, said it was a great honor. "(Its) great (to win). I hop* to Ket through the general election. I have to keep that insight and that just sets me up. I am going to do some heavy campaigning. I will go door to door to find out people's concerns and questions and deal with them." Christine Alwood said she has several goals she wishes to See PRIMARY Page 2 ALWOOD 911 surcharge passes UFE Staff Reports In a vote of nearly 2 to 1, Isabella County decided to renew a phone surcharge for five years which will maintain the county's emergency Central Dispatch and 911 operations. Central Dispatch Director Richard Beltinck said the ballot issue, which originally passed in 1994, allows the county to put a surcharge on the phone bill of all telephone users in Isabella County. The surcharge allows the coun ty to assess a charge up to 16 percent of the base rate for telephone service, but the current phone charge assessed to county residents is $1.77 or 12.5 percent a month, Beltinck said. The money, which is collected by the phone companies and turned over to the county, goes toward the operation of the Central Dispatch 911 center, which takes calls from all areas of Isabella County except CMU's campus. CMU operates its own 911 system. Return to Beaver Island TONY CEPAK • CM LIFE Pedro do Amaral explains to a group of high school students at CMU's Biological Station on Beaver Island about the Gilla Monster, a reptile found in the desert regions of North America and Western Mexico. Do Amaral got his master's degree at CMU and is now working on his doctorate degree at the University of Oklahoma LEFT: The biology station has a full collection of insects and leaves, including this specimen of butterflies. See page 8 for more about Beaver Island Scoby heads south to Alma By Angela Cook Reid LIFE Editor After nearly a quarter century of commitment and work at CMU, Jerry Scoby says good-bye to the university as he heads south to Alma College. Scoby, assistant vice president for Business Affairs, accepted Tuesday the vice president for finance and administrative services at Alma College, effective Sept. 8. His last day at CMU is Aug. 28. Scoby said he has been looking to fill a vice president position for some time now and looks forward to the opportunity to do so. "It's time to move on and write the next chapter of my life," he said. Alma College President Alan Stone said Scoby is filling the top finance position at the college. Hell oversee fiscal planning, all finance personnel and budget aspects of the college. Stone said Scoby was chosen out of a national search, and the fact he is located relatively close to the college had nothing to do with him filling the position. ''He's a good fit," Stone said. Scoby said he will miss CMU and has a lot of good memories at this institution. He also said he owes a lot of his accomplishments at CMU to his staff. "They've been great years from that stand point," he said. "I'm See SCOBY Page 2 Interim leaders appointed to lead minority offices By Angie Fenton LIFE News Editor Minority Student Services and Native American Programs are ready for a new year complete with new leaders. According to David Williams, assistant vice president for institutional diversity, Ayayi Fubara has been appointed the interim- director of Minority Student Services. Todd Williamson was also selected as interim director of Native American Programs. "Aya was recommended as being a person who had a great deal of experience in working in programs to support minority students so she was selected from among the choices that I had," Williams said. "Coming in as an interim- director she's not new to the university. We are in the midst of ending the summer programs and in the process of planning for the fall and I expect her to provide excellent services for the students we will be serving," he said. Fubara said she is very excited about the opportunity to make an impact on not only minority students, but other students as well. "I want to focus on what are our students needs and how can we meet them," Fubara said. Fubara said that focus will include helping students strive for excellence and "not just being content with doing enough to get by." Williams said a national search to find a permanent director began in July. "We really advertised nationally for the month of July. We have some 35 to 40 applicants for the position." Williams said he plans to appoint a search committee in the next seven to 10 days so they can begin the task of eventually bringing the candidates to campus in mid to late October to be interviewed for the position. "I think Aya is a candidate for the permanent position," said Williams. "There was no restriction placed on her. I really have not gone through the folders (of See MINORITY Page 2 Ziemba heads back to court By Liz Wishaw LIFE Managing Editor A former CMU student will be back in court Aug. 27, after allegedly violating his probation in connection with a 1996 accident which killed a CMU student and injured another. Ronald Scott Ziemba, 22, of Troy, was served last week with an Isabella County bench warrant after allegedly being seen in a Royal Oak bar with possession of alcohol, a violation of his probation. A parole violation hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 27 before Isabella County Trial Judge Paul H. Chamberlain. Ziemba has posted a $10,000 personal recognizance bond. Ziemba was convicted in May 1997 after pleading no contest to negligent homicide and attempted felonious driving. The plea came after one day of hearing opening statements and the testimony of witness Kurt MacDonald, 22, of Gay lord, who was the driver of the vehicle that collided with one driven by Ziemba on Oct. 31, 1996, at Main and Maple Streets. Michael J. Kirkpatrick, 22, a Rochester senior student, was a passenger in the MacDonald car and killed in the accident Ziemba was later sentenced to serve six months of his five-year probation in Isabella County Jail and fined $2,000 for the first charge. He also received two years probation and a $500 fine for the second charge. Ziemba has retained attorney David Kramer of Novi, who represented him in the criminal trial. Kramer could not be reached for comment Tuesday. The Kirkpatricks later filed a civil lawsuit in 1997 against Ziemba and his family. Also named as a defendant was Richard Swindlehurst, owner of Shaboom Pub Club, where Ziemba was allegedly served alcohol prior to the accident. In October, Ziemba offered $100,000 to settle out-of-court but Paul Doherty, the attorney representing the Kirkpatricks in the civil case, declined the offer. Temporary changes for campus parking The CMU Police Department is enforcing a temporary change in parking restrictions during non-class time periods. It will not be necessary to deposit money in parking meters on campus during- the times when classes are not in session EXCEPT under the following conditions: •Meters with a 30 minute time limit are not included in this exemption. These meters will be ticketed as usual Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. •The exemption from paying meter fees at all CMU parking meters will end on Monday, Aug. 24. Lots that have been designated as commuter only will have the "commuter only" designation lifted during the times when classes are not in session, subject to the exceptions listed above.
|Title||1998-08-05; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, August 5, 1998 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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