1997-10-13; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Volume 80, Number 22 Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 ©1997 CM LIFE 78 years of serving the community MONDAY October 13, 1997 14 pages CMU 'digs' $28 million project By Jim Pesta LIFE Staff Writer The future of CMU sports got a little brighter this weekend when administrators broke ground for the new indoor athletics complex and football stadium expansion. In pregame Homecoming festivities Saturday, Central officials showcased plans for the $28 million project. "Today we break ground on one of the most significant complexes in CMU sports history," said CMU Athletics Director Herb Deromedi. "We opened bids last week and they were on target and I am happy to announce that construction will go as scheduled." County studying accident concerns By Angela S. Vandenberg LIFE Staff Writer A speed study and the possible future implementation of a push button pedestrian crossing are actions being taken to try to reduce accidents on Broomfield Road. Ray Casey manager of the Isabella County Road Commission, said they are doing a speed study pursuant to Michigan State Police procedures. "We will put counters on the road, probably by Monday, which will record how fast people drive over them and tell us if speed is a problem on this road or not," Casey said. The counters will calculate the 85th percentile of speed on Broomfield Road, between Mission Street and Crawford Road. It takes a day or two to survey the speed and then up to three weeks possibly for engineers to review the information, Casey said. Then the results are sent to the State Police. "We're required to follow procedures with setting speed limits," Casey said. ''We cannot just change them ourselves." Casey said his department has previously looked at implementing a push button crosswalk near Campus Drive for pedestrians, but when they have applied to the Michigan Department of Transportation, who must approve it, they were turned down. "Possibly we will continue to apply for safety program funding for a push button pedestrian See STUDY Paqe 2 I N S..I D E Indoor athletics complex should be finished by the end of 1998 Construction will start on Kelly/Shorts Stadium directly following the last home game of the year against Marshall Nov. 1. Expansion should be completed by Sept. 12 for the 1998 home opener. The expansion of Kelly/Shorts Stadium will increase seating from 20,000 to 30,000 and add private boxes and a new press box. "The expansion of Kelly/Shorts will make sure that we stay in compliance of NCAA guideline for a Division I-A school," Deromedi said. The indoor facility will house the men's and women's indoor track and provide practice space for softball, baseball, field hockey and football. The plans call for weight and training rooms and space to help meet the student-athletes' academic needs. It also will include computer facilities, study areas and rooms for athlete academic advising, tutoring and general team meetings. "The indoor complex will be done by the latter part of 1998, and will be operational when we start our second semester . . . the See GROUND Page 2 AUTUMN FLUTUR • CM LIFE Jim Fabiano, chairman of a steering committee that is seeking private donations for the athletics expansion project, addresses the crowd at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new complex. Tailback Dan Myrick and the CMU football team lost to Toledo 41-10. See page 8 Classified Crossword Et cetera Sports Voices 13 13 10-11 8-9 4-5 TONY CEPAK • CM LIFE PHOTOS CMU Homecoming Gold Ambassadors Todd Price, Alpena senior, and Jocylin Stevenson, Muskegon Heights senior, stand before an estimated crowd of 19,700 at halftime. Various events entertain alumni, students By Angela S. Vandenberg LIFE Staff Writer Who caught the first opening kickoff in Perry Shorts Stadium? Dave "the real" McCoy, an alumnus from Rochester, who played for CMU from 1970 to 1973 as No. 10 before it was called Kelly/Shorts Stadium. McCoy, an attendee of Saturday's homecoming game, said it was good to be back. "I come to see old friends and old teammates because I love the Chippewas," McCoy said. "I'm fired up Chips through and through," he added. Like many other alumni who played football at CMU, McCoy said he wants to get back in there and play again. "There's nothing like college football, this is just the happening experience," McCoy said. Gary Baginski, another previous football player also from Rochester, said he came to see the Chips play and kick Toledo's butt. See pg 13 for further coverage on Gold Ambassadors Baginski was a tailback, No. 44 and he played in the 1974 Championship Team. He said he was also the only Chippewa to score the first time CMU played Kent State University. Jim Maclean, a CMU alumnus from Mount Pleasant, said he always follows CMU sports, never missing a game. Well, almost. "I missed one game two weeks ago because I got married," Maclean said. Maclean said it's great to come at half-time and see what's going on but more people need to be watching the game. "The team isn't doing that well today and they need our support," Maclean said. Paul Dannesberger, a 1966 CMU graduate, and Ed Langenburg, who started in 1954 and returned to finish in 1957 from Bay City, said they remember times when campus life at CMU was very different. "Girls had to be in the dorms The CMU Marching Band was among the many highlights of this year's Homecoming parade. by 10 p.m. on weeknights and boys had to meet their dates in the lobby. There was no coed dorm situation or guys and girls in each others rooms," Langenburg said. "Back in those good old days we didn't have tailgate par ties," Dannesberger added. Both men said they were happy to be at the game. "I come to every game, I haven't missed one since this See HOMECOMING Page 2 Central adds 2nd Sandler show By Lindsay Alien LIFE Et cetera Writer Students disappointed by the lack of tickets to see comedian Adam Sandler now have another opportunity to hear "Lunch Lady Land" in person, as a second performance has been scheduled for Oct. 24. Program Board adviser Kristin Norton confirmed Friday that Sandler will now perform two shows Oct. 24. "We are going to do a 7 p.m. and a 9:30 p.m. (show)," Norton said. "The people who bought tickets on Tuesday — their tickets are good for the first show." : Approximately 1,300 people will be able to attend the second show, but not all seats will be for sale. Those people who had vouchers from the first show and were unable to purchase tickets may buy tickets this Thursday at ■ A second show has been scheduled at 9:30 p.m. on Oct.24.About 1,300 will be able to attend second show. Box the Central Office for the second show. Norton said these students, who were supposed to have registered in the box office last week, will be contacted by Program Board this week. As long as those students can present their vouchers and CMU student identification at the box office on Thursday, they are guaranteed tickets, Norton said. For the rest of the student body, tickets for the 9:30 p.m. show will go on sale Friday. Tickets will only be sold to students with CMU identification, with a limit of two tickets per student. The cost is $12.50 per ticket. A lottery system is in place to distribute these tickets, Norton said. Students who want to be a part of the lottery must be in Warriner Auditorium at 9 a.m. Friday. Each student present will be issued a numbered ticket. One number will be drawn at random to designate the first person who will stand in line at the Central Box Office when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Norton said. Students will then be allowed to join the line in sequence following the selected number. "If our ticket numbers are between one and 1,000 and we pull number 560, 560 is the first person to get in line and get tickets. 561 would get second choice, 562 gets third, and we'll go until all the tickets are sold," she said. The lottery was devised in order to better organize the ticket sales, which are again expected to attract many Sandler fans. "This is the fairest way to get tickets to the most students," Norton said. "It eliminates students having to camp out." The addition of the second show is a direct result of the increased student organization fee approved by students last spring, according to Program Board officials.
|Title||1997-10-13; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, October 13, 1997 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 1997 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|