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Page 4 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, June 14, 1985
'U' security serves campus area

Though it may seem that all
University security guards are
uniformed the same, trained the
same, and do the same job, look
again, because the security guard
students see in West Quad is much dif-
ferent from the security guard who
patrols the stacks of the Graduate
The University security force is
broken down into three specific
divisions: campus security, housing
security, and medical campus
security. These divisions are all under
the authority of the Department of
public safety, which is headed by
Director of Safety, Leo Heatley.
THE EASIEST way to tell these
forces apart is by the uniforms and
what they are doing.
Campus security wears light blue-
shirts and dark blue trousers while
housing security wears brown and
Hospital security has two sub-
divisions of officers. Those in brown
uniforms patrol outside on the
medical campus and hospital area,
while the officers in blue blazers work
inside the buildings and have a higher
classification and more experience,
said medical campus safety director
Art Howison.
"YOU NAME IT, we do it," claims
Howison of his staff. "We kill bats,
hold down psychiatric patients, hold
people for police, and escort ducks
across the street." Howison describes
the hospital officers as
troubleshooters. If nobody else is
around in emergency situations his
staff wil take care of it-even mop-
ping upa floor if it is discomforting a
patient or presenting a problem.
Course Syllabus
PAD -101
Course Topic:
How to live comfortably and
affordably on a college
Offered Dates:
Full season with a few
openings for our
summer session.
Randy Pickut
Office Hours:
10:30-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
(Mr. Pickut is available for
Course Material:
The Tiffany: 736 Packard,
The Colony: 731 Packard,
The Madison:
316 E. Madison
Course Objectives:
You will learn in this course
through your extensive and
comprehensive first hand
lab work just how easy it
is to live close to campus
in comfortable and
affordable surroundings.
The offered material will
demonstrate to the student
the convenience of its
efficiency, 1 and 2 bedroom
Less than you'd expect.

Medical campus security will THE TRAINING and hiring
respond to immediate problems, file a requirements differ for each division.
report, and conduct an interim in- Campus security looks for applicants
vestigation of any criminal matters with degrees in criminal justice or
that are then handed over to the related fields such as social science or
police. psychology and who have experience
Housing security officers face odds in law enforcement or campus or in-
of 650 students to one officer in their dustrial security. This experience
patrols and get "thrown into a pot of brings with it a working knowledge of
emergencies no matter what it is," security work. Although physical fit-
said Housing director Joel Allan. tness is necessary, training in self-
There is one person assigned to each defense isn't required. Heatley com-
dorm, and housing officers deal with mented that his officers are en-
plumbing problems-when something couraged to avoid physical confron-
floods in a residence hall they get tations.
called to shut the water off-and fire Heatley also like his officers to "be
alarms. One day it may be an outsider able to relate to what's going on in a
and the next may be a resident campus setting." For example, the of-
problem for housing security, Allan ficers need to be able to see and un-
said. "We have to stay very flexible." derstand student issues and recognize
AS A RULE, the resident comes fir- the good that can come out of things
st in the eyes of housing security, like demonstrations and rallies.
Allan said. All the campus security officers are
Jennifer Faigel, an MSA member, full time and are college graduates or
said, however, that housing officers close to concluding their education.
do very little. "They watch t.v. and TRAINING takes about three mon-
hang out," she said, "I've never seen ths in all aspects of the job, Heatley
them doing anything worthwhile." said. Trainees work shifts with senior
Campus security, the boys in blue, officers for the first few weeks. Initial
are more of a police force than the officer training is considered com-
other two divisions. Most of those plete after three months and the of-
hired have experience in law enfor- ficer is well acquainted with the cam-
cement and have studied criminal pus and can work on the dispatch
justice. These officers patrol the desk.
campus, take reports, and make Additonal training in the CPR and
citizen's arrests but do not carry general procedure is conducted con-
firearms. stantly. Workshops, classes, and
THE ESCORT system is "too slow" meetings are held from time to time
and "not really an escort system," in order to update officer training, ac-
Faigel said. She contends that the cording to Heatley.
escort system is there for emergen- On the other hand, hospital security
cies rather than something to be used would prefer someone without any
twice a week for a walk home from police training. Police experience is
the library. Faigel also commented, "not necessary," Howison said. Their
"We, people from the women's issues basic requirements are a clean record
committee, tested it out and it took and at least a high school education.
them a good half hour (for an escort to HOUSING security has the best op-
arrive)." portunity for training, according to
Another problem with University Allan, because unlike hospital and
security, according to Faigel, is that campus security, housing security
"they're there to protect University gets a break at the end of the summer
property" first. And at any given time when all the dorms are closed. Con-
campus security has only four people centrated training in CPR, first aid,
patrolling outside the buildings. "I report writing, and policy procedures
find that really deplorable," Faigel is conducted in the end of August for
said. housing security staff. The police and
Most of the time they take larceny fire departments also instruct the of-
reports or help someone out by jump ficers in subjects such as fire ex-
starting a car, but occasionally they tinguishing.
run into a life threatening situation Again, self-defense training is not
such as when a man shot and killed required, however, classes have been
two students in Bursley hall, said of- offered for those interested in it on
ficer Gary Hill. their own time.
Fungus is effective against
PCB, researcher says
EAST LANSING (UPI)-A It should also be able to degrade
Michigan State University resear- chemicals based on carbon and
cher, admitting it "sounds too good to chloride, bromine and other halogens,
be true," says a common fungus that he said. This would include PCBs.
rots dead trees apparently can also be Aust says it may require months or
used to degrade dioxins, PCBs and even years to degrade large amounts
other pollutants. of persistent chemicals, but calls that
Steven Aust's conclusion is based on "better than the alternative."
research conducted with funding from While cautioning that the process
the Environmental Protection Agen- has been proven only in the
cy. An article detailing the findings laboratory, Aust is optimistic about
appears in the June 21 edition of possible applications.
Science magazine. "For example, ina contaminate soil
AUST SAYS the experiments show site, we might simply inoculate the
white-rot fungus degrades DDT, site with the fungus grown on sawdust
dioxins, Lindane, benzopyrene and or wood chips," he says.
two kinds of PCBs.

From United Pr
Sen. seeks death
penalty for spies
Stevens (R-Alaska) introduced
legislation yesterday to allow the
death penalty for spies for "the
grasping, degenerate act of auc-
tioning the national security."
"This legislation would punish
those who betray their country by
selling classified information to
foreign governments with death,"
Stevens said, presenting his bill
one day after Defense Secretary
Caspar Weinberger said that
members of the alleged Walker
spy ring "should be shot" if convic-
House okays use of
extra funds for jails
LANSING-The House yester-
day approved a key portion of a,
plan which relies heavily on the
state's budget stabilization or
rainy day" fund to pay for prison
The bill-sent to the Senate on a
59-35 vote-specifically reduces
the amount to be deposited in the
fund by $60 million in the 1986 fiscal
year and by another $30 million in
fiscal 1987.
Lawmakers also plan, over four
years, to withdraw $188 million
from the fund and appropriate $25
million from general revenues for
the construction of seven prisons.
Molestation case may
involve few witnesses
massive McMartin PreSchool
molestation case with its 41 alleged
victims may only involve four or
five child witnesses if it ever goes
to trial, the chief defense attorney
predicted yesterday.
Seven former teachers and ad-
ministrators at the suburban
Manhattan Beach nursery school
were originally charged with 323
counts of child molestation and
conspiracy. The bulk of those
charges, however, have been

ess International
"We have a very small
molestation case that was grossly
overstated," defense attorney
Daniel Davis said.
All 41 child-victims had been ex-
pected to testify in the preliminary
hearing, now in its 10th month, but
Municipal Court Judge Aviva
Bobb, ruling that a new state law
permitting children to testify via
closed-circuit television does not
apply to the hearing, prompted a
mass defection of witnesses.
Iraqi warplanes
bomb Iranian cities
Iraqi warplanes bombed a string
of Iranian cities and villages
yesterday following a deadly over-
night strikeon aTehransuburb-
where a small atomic reactor is
Iran's official Islamic Republic
News Agency said Iraqi bombers
hit the western cities of Sar Pol-E
Zahan, Bakhtaran and Karand,
killing sever people and wounding
60 others.
Shiites clash with
Palestinian forces
BEIRUT, Lebanon-Shiite
Moslem gunmen clashed fiercely
yesterday with Palestinian forces
at two embattled refugee camps
while rival militiamen battled in
the heart of the capitol. At least 11
people died and more than 70 were
As the fighting raged,
Palestinian spokesman denounced
the removal of hundreds of young
Palestinians from the capital by
Moslem militiamen.
"It's a standoff despite the inten-
sified fighting," said a Lebanese
army officer.
Police sources said at least 10
people were killed around the
camps and 60 wounded, bringing
the total casualty toll in the so-
called "war for the cam-
ps"-which first erupted May
19-to some 560 dead and 2,300
wounded. A third camp, Sabra, has
been occupied by Amal gunmen.

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