1997-09-08; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Volume 80, Number 7 Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 ©1997 CM LIFE Ruptured line creates hot water shortage By Clayton Mastaw LIFE Statl Writer While some students refer to the hot water in residence hall showers as "little pellets ot" fire," those who showered Sunday discovered a chilling shock as the campus was without hot water for about 12 hours. John Yount, assistant director of Central mmmmmm® 78 years of serving the community MONDAY September 8, 1997 16 pages A water leak was found around 7:30 a.m. and hot water was restored around 4 p.m. E n e r g y Facility and Utilities, said the lack of hot water was caused by a ruptured condensate line located in one of the tunnels beneath Park Library. Water is heated in the boilers in the Powerhouse, and then released into the condensate lines, which bring the hot water to the residence halls. "We began having trouble keeping up with the water around 1:30 a.m. and began looking for the leak. We found it around 7:30 a.m., and shut down :he boilers so we could weld the line back together," he said Yount said the break was simply caused by normal wear and See HOT Page 2 Student reported missing LIFE Staff Reports A 19-year-old male CMU student was reported missing by Torn Idema, Merrill residence hall director Friday morning According to Officer Tim Pr out of CMU Police, the student, whose name is not being released, was last seen Aug. 28. Prout said there is no indication of foul play. "At this time we have no reason to think anything bad has happened," he said. Shaun Holtgreive, associate director of Residence Life, said the student moved in and his roommates haven't seen him since. However, Holtgreive said the office is not really concerned. "In most cases like this, they turn up at their boyfriend's or girlfriend's or relatives' I house)," he said. "It will happen several times this year." Holtgreive said Residence Lift- has attempted to contact the student's parents, but they have not been reached. He said the report was filed because the student's parents could not be reached. ^m^'M^^mm^^M^m^^M^^^^^^m^, mmmmmmMo3&MMwmy,w''7, •- w**w^*,r*OTtf"^^ '■ssskhskf' 82-6 loss 'devastating' to Chippewas By Doug Fisher LIFE Sports Fditor GAINESVILLE. Fla. — Sometimes the better team does win and sometimes it wins big. But 82-6 big? C'mon now. Yes, CMU fell to the No. 1 ranked Florida Gators, and, yes. the Chippewas did lose by 76 points. But was it really that bad? "It was devastating," said CMU wide receiver Reggie Allen. "It is possible to lose. but we got stomped. Coach Spurrier and his team came to play tonight." Florida scored the game's first 28 points and led f>6-3 at the half before 85,437 people at The Swamp. The crowd was the largest to ever see ('MU play a football game. The Gators jumped out to the early lead as Jamie Richardson scored on a 9-yard passing play from Doug Johnson at the 12:15 mark of the first quarter. Just 74 seconds later, after forcing the See Sports 8-11 for additional coverage Chippewas into their second straight punting situation, Ben Kroft's attempt was blocked by Florida's Terry Jackson and picked up by the Gators' Jacquez Green, who scampered 13 yards for the score. "I guess it would be an understatement to say it was a long night," Flynn said. A field goal by Casey Wilson was all Central could muster in the first half as the Gators churned out 483 yards and -r>6 points. The 56 points allowed in the first half rank as the fifth most ever allowed in a game by CMU. The Chippewas managed just three points in the second half even though Florida was playing mostly third and fourth stringers The 76-point win by Florida is the worst defeat in CMU history. CMU has previously been beaten 65-2 at Baldwin-Wallace and 63-0 at Eastern Michigan. Leaves along West Campus Drive are already showing their fall colors as days become shorter, however most of the leaves won't turn until later in the season B)MI transfor By Amy Jo Johnson ! !FL AsSiL-i.tnt *a-v.a rrlTar all is gracefully sweeping the area F £1 and students are sure to notice as they are greeted by crisp morning air and the leaves on area trees start reflecting the changing colors. - "We had a very mild frost Thursday morning," said Brucea^iie, assistant pro- lepartment of 'hat happens but not very hs maybe twice in 10 years - this early," he said. s Pape said the frost wasn't noticeable in the cit didn't affect plants b, apparent in the coun "The average temperatures for A were three and a /h degrees below normal," said Peter Chan, meteorologist for the Grand Rapids National Weather Service. The trend is to see below normal temperatures this month, he said. "There are indications that it may be cooler early but not necessarily cold," Pape said with regar the fall-like weather. "It's more that summer is a little ate than fall is early/ Pape said the changing es are not a reflection of e cold weather so mu. h as they are a response to the length of daylight. "There's always trees around that will1 color in Septeml said. It's not likely thai have any more prolonged periods of heat, Pape said. "The chance for 90 degree days are very limited," he "t heard g that -a fierce one Tv:: heard we're supposed to havo a relatively wet aiKl cool, buf not cold winter/' lie said. Chan said the extended brecast for fall is cool and ret, and the winter should ot be as cold as the last couple. These forecasts are an average, Chan warns, this doesn't mean there won't be any large storms throughout tlu- winter. *^^«S0MSSas(5^ffl^^ 5W** ■'" '«*' ?--W'M lKHiiPifi&mMlHimLvMi '■:-:!-!'Cff!t!S^h'mrt^^%1h^^:-.-0!^fmiaiSl/f ' County Commission will focus on security in the courtroom By Angela S. Vandenherg LIFE Staff Writer A discussion about improving courtroom security measures in the Isabella County Building wiil be the focus of Tuesday evening's county commission meeting. David Ling, member of the Isabella County Commission, said the meeting has a long agenda. "There will be a report on some procedural modifications for dealing with prisoners in transit to try to address safety measure's," Ling said. He said at this point, none of the security measures directly affect public access. "Most of them have to deal with prisoners in transit," he said. The county commission is taking action on the issue of security measures as quickly and expeditiously as they can, Ling said. Ling said some of the possible changes m safety measures could include "requiring there be two bailiffs or police officers escorting prisoners and adding a new monitoring system for the magistrate so they can nee who is in a room or outside tin- door before walking in." "The judge will probably ask in the next budget for additional support staff," Ling added. The concern about safety measures in the courthouse stems from an August shooting there and an attempted escape by a prisoner a few years ago. "The current building is not really designed to be a security building," Ling said. "We're trying to find the revenue to allow us to possibly build a new building, See SECURITY Page 2 P"£3$KP Classified 15 Crossword 15 Et cetera 12 Sports 8-11 Voices 4 To reach CM LI FT: Phone: 774-3493 E-Mail: CMI.IFEWcmuvm.csv.cmich. edu Fax immber:<517>774-7H05 Central Michigan LIFE O nline Internet address: http://www.cm life, cmich edu Drainage being installed to dry out Sloan Hall By Adam Price LIFE Start Writer After three years of dealing with periodic soakings, Sloan Hall will be drying out this week as maintenance crews install drainage around the building. The work, which began Sept. 3, is expected to be completed by Friday, said Peter Gorton, campus/space planner. Only the south side of the building will not. be excavated. Since there will be w(.rk on the west side, where most class- ro -ms are located, concern has been rj-ised over the possible noise and distractions for classes. Crorton said noise should be minimal. There were some complaints about diesel exhaust, Gorton said, but the complaints have been minimized by idling the trucks and machinery only when neces sary The project, with a price tag of $20,000, is part ot' several campus improvements being tunded from the Capital Pool Improvement. The plans far the project are to install drainage tiles around the building to drain the excess water away, instead of it leaking into the basement, said Steve Schneider, director nt trades operations and maintenance Gorton said damage to carpet and plaster walls account tor most of the problems in the basement. After the problem has been fixed, those items will be replaced, and the area urn once again be used. Before the flooding problem, the area was used mostly as office space for psychology graduate assistants, Gorton said.
|Title||1997-09-08; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, September 8, 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;|
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