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September 7, 1995
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Registrar opens office on North Campus
0 Central Campus site
moves to Angell Hall
By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
Students with business to conduct at
the Registrar's Office should be ready
to hunt for two new locations on cam-
The Central Campus site moved
across the street from its old spot in the
LSA Building into new quarters at G255
A new North Campus location can be
found at 1212 North Campus Com-
The new offices, open from 8 a.m.
until 5 p.m., have been designed to
provide students and staff with a more
efficient and convenient means of con-
ducting business with the Registrar's
In place of the CRISP Office, the
Registrar's Office handles any prob-
lems students may encounter while reg-
istering for their classes, said Assistant
University Registrar Lynn Adelman.
Other services available include:
E Requests for transcripts and unof-
ficial copies of academic records.
Certification for loans and place-
N Academic record information.
* Class schedules.
* Term grade reports.
* Name, phone number and address
"More students are using these ser-
vices now that the offices are consoli-
dated," Adelman said. She said there
was not much confusion about the new
location; as many signs were posted
with the information, although "it is
possible that people do not know the
North Campus office is open."
The North Campus service site, which
shares space with the Entree office, had
a steady flow of students, said student
service representative Marilyn
"We made a sign on an easel (to help
students find the office)," Fitzpatrick
said. "We've enjoyed being able to help
the students have easier access to our
The offices are meeting with some
ambivalence as students get accustomed
to the new procedures.
LSA sophomore Sean Defour said
he was disappointed with the new
offices, citing long lines of people
"all over the place. It was chaotic.
The lady who helped me was talking
on the phone at the same time that she
"Even CRISP from last year, where
you had to wait, was better than this,
because it was organized," Defour
Sheila Philpott, Inteflex sophomore,
said the service was fast. "The lady at
the door asked what we needed, pointed
us in the right direction and then we
were helped accordingly."
Students can also change their sched-
ules through Wolverine Access.
Marilyn Fitzpatrick (center), of the North Campus Registrar's office, confers with
Laurel Davenport (left), a graduate student In Urban Planning and Social Work.
13 are dead
BALTIMORE (AP) - Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's
unbreakable record last night when he played his 2,131st
consecutive game, becoming the most dependable athlete in
the history of America's oldest sport.
Ripken started his big night by catching the ceremonial
first-pitches from his two children, then highlighted it by
hitting a home run in the fourth inning.
Moments later the game between his Baltimore Orioles
and California became official and he was in the record book
for now and probably forever.
More than a half-century after Gehrig was forced out of the
lineup by a deadly disease, Ripken streaked past him as
baseball's new Iron Man, likely the last of his kind.
Casually, almost as matter-of-factly as he showed up for
work day after day, Ripken accepted the fireworks and the
adoration of the cheering hometown fans.
Patting his heart several times, he stood on the field outside
the Orioles' dugout as players, four umpires and fans joined
in the 22-minute, 15-second standing ovation.
Pushed out of the dugout, he trotted a thank-you lap the
entire way around the stadium, shaking hands with fans,
seeking out children in particular. The usually low-key
Ripken even jumped above the center field wall to slap high
When he came to the Angels' dugout, he went down the
line shaking every hand while Bobby Bonilla and other
Orioles captured the event on video cameras.
Gehrig's 1939 milestone had been expected "to stand for
all time," according to a plaque at Yankee Stadium in honor
of the Hall of Famer killed by a neurological disorder now
known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Oriole outfielder Brady Anderson noted that baseball is
about tradition and Ripken's accomplishment has only drawn
more attention to Gehrig's record.
"Records are what brings out the best in people. They are
all about challenging people," Anderson said.
The next-longest streak belongs to Frank Thomas of the
Chicago White Sox, who has played a mere 234 straight
President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore were on
See RIPKEN, Page 14
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -
Nine people were killed by Hurricane
Luis on St. Martin, and dozens are miss-
ing, a French official said yesterday in
the first word from the tiny, storm-
ravaged Caribbean island.
That raised the death toll to 13 in one
of the most powerful storms to hit the
Caribbean this century, and surpassed
the 10 killed in the devastation of Hur-
ricane Hugo in 1989.
Luis moved away from the Carib-
bean yesterday afternoon after skirting
Puerto Rico. Forecasters had expected
the island to feel the storm's full fury,
but it escaped with only minor damage
-a few blown-offroofs, downed power
lines and some flooding.
Another 1,000 people are homeless
on St. Martin, an island of50,000 people
split between Prench and Dutch territo-
ries, said Michel Diessenbacher, the
French representative on Guadeloupe,
which governs St. Martin's French por-
"There was so much damage that it's
impossible to make an assessment,"
St. Martin is northwest of Antigua,
which authorities had believed suffered
the worst damage from Luis.
On other islands, two people were
drowned by high seas in Guadeloupe and
Dominica. Two died in storm-related ac-
cidents in Puerto Rico - a man killed by
a down power cable Tuesday, and an-
other who fell from a roof Monday as he
removed an antenna to protect it.
Diessenbacher said he didn't know
the nationalities of the hurricane vic-
tims on St. Martin, and couldn't even
Hurricane Luis killed at least nine
people yesterday making more
deadly than Hurricane Hugo in
1989. P-uerto Rico escapced the
full force of the storm.
Cal Rlpken Jr. waves to fans last night in Baltimore after breaking Lou Gehrig's record of most
consecutive games played by a major league player. Last night marked Ripken's 2,131st game In a
Assembly launches MSA On-line
By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly this
week unveiled its first endeavor into
the technological world with "MSA
Theprogram utilizes the World Wide
Web, GopherBlue and e-mail, and is
designed to provide students easy ac-
cess to elected officials in the federal
government and MSA.
The most noticable feature of MSA
On-line is its home page on the World
Wide Web. The page contains a "Lobby
Link," which provides instant access to
the e-mail accounts of congressional
representatives, MSA President Flint
The page also includes:
U A link to an environmental issues
Accessible on the World Wide Web
home page, prepared by MSA's Envi-
ronmental Issues Commission, provid-
ing local, national and intemational news.
Minutes from MSA meetings.
Links to MSA representatives' e-
Advice Magazine, a source of class
Students can access additional infor-
mation about MSA through Gopher-
Blue. The site holds news on MSA's
health insurance plan and general infor-
mation about the organization itself.
Wainess said that in the face of "the
devastating student aid cuts being con-
sidered in Washington, MSA has to find
new and innovative ways to spur student
lobbying - such as MSA On-line."
This technological outreach has re-
ceived broad-based support throughout
the MSA as a multi-party effort.
Dan Serota, chairman of the Aca-
demic Affairs Commission, said it is "a
great way for committees and commis-
sions to inform students of what's go-
Many students, though, are still un-
aware of the program. "I don't think a
lot of students would randomly choose
that topic (of MSA information) in
their spare time," said Bianna Kurutin,
an Engineering sophomore. "It would
be a good source when you need it,
considering how difficult it is to reach
elected officials on the phone."
say how many people were missing
because the storm cut off telephones.
Some of the missing were believed to
have been aboard boats found capsized
A French military helicopter that tried
to reach St. Martin had to turn back
because of a "curtain of wind and rain"
caused by the tail of the 700-mile-wide
hurricane, Diessenbacher said.
He said the helicopter would try again
today, and a boat was to try to reach the
A corps of 252 disaster workers ar-
rived in Guadeloupe from Paris on Tues-
day and has been trying to reach St.
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® Amer's coffee shop,
OSHA averted closing
By Tim O'Connell
Daily Staff Reporter
Students attempting to visit the First
ofAmerica bank in the Michigan Union
may have to wait another two to six
weeks for the branch to reopen after a
sewage leak shut down the office and
two eateries two weeks ago.
A representative of the federal Occu-
pational Safety and Health Administra-
tion said yesterday that Little Caesar's
and Amer's coffee shop are now in
compliance with regulations and pose
no health hazards.
Audrey Schwimmer, the Union's
building director, said a few inches of
water overflowed into the First of
America office aftera pipe system stop-
Local artist Mari Hersh-Tudor paints a watercolor flower at the Kerrytown Market
Ethics panel calls for Senate
duct is a systematic abuse of
women, power and this in-
anything but treason.
An expulsion recommendation has
to be approved by 67 senators, a two-
Los Angeles Times
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fair," Packwood said. "This
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