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The Loyola MAROON Volume 71 No. 5 Loyolo university New Orleans. Louisiana 70118 I C . A - / * ' September 25 1992 Parking Committee tables SGA resolution By Chris Bonura Staff writer The University Parking Committee tabled an SG A resolution which would lower the fines for on-campus parking violations. Student Government Association vice president Erika Schwarz, communications senior, and SGA secretary Suzanne Bennett, psychology senior, presented the committee with the resolution, which requests that the $20 fee be reduced for students with Loyola parking permits to a $10 fee, except for violations of handicapped and Thomas Hall parking spaces. After encountering some difficulties, Schwarz and Bennett, following the advice of SGA president Scott Laragy, second year law student, changed their strategy and pushed for a reduction to $13. The committee, Schwarz said, wanted to know the facts. The committee claimed that there was not enough evidence and that many details needed to be worked out. According to Schwarz, Mike Sylvester, coordinator for programing and commuter services, requested that the SGA survey students to determine whether or not students supported the resolution. Sylvester contends that he did not directly request a "survey." Sylvester said he and another member, whom he did not name, merely suggested that the SGA gather evidence to "gain validity" for their resolution. "I thought that the substantial evidence is that it passed [ the SGA] congress unanimously," Schwarz said. "If they need the facts we'll give them the facts, but I already know what the facts [ student response] are going to be." Schwarz perceives the committee's request for evidence as bureaucratic red tape, and said that the SGA will persist in their pursuit of parking reform. Bennett said, "The reason it (the survey) is necessary is to prove to all the faculty and administrators on the committee that there really is a problem—not that Erika and I just sat there and said, 'well what can we do to the parking committee.' " Robert Reed, chairperson of the committee, claimed that there was no "real opposition" to the resolution, but that the committee members merely needed more information before deciding whether the resolution was in the best interest of the students. Reed explained that the WYAT-AM considers broadcasting LU games By Dan Alverez and Mike Wallis Contributing writers This year marks the second season that the Wolfpack hits the basketball court as well as the air waves, but you might have to tune into a different station to catch the action. Last year, basketball games were dually broadcast on WSMB 1350 AM and WLDC 640 AM, the on-campus cable access radio station, but this year because of changes in ownership at WSMB, the team is considering a switch to WYAT 990 AM "Nothing is official at this point, we are still working on trying to finalize something," Jerry Hernandez, head Loyola basketball coach, said. "We hope to be on WYAT." The move may mean that the campus station would not be able to broadcast some of the games. This strikes a sour chord with WLDC General Manager Scott Hartmann, communications senior, who feels the station should get a chance to broadcast all of the team's games. "They think we are just a bunch of stupid students that cannot run a radio station. Look, we even run commercials," Hartmann, who was interviewed at WLDC, said as he inserted a tape and faded out the live commentators. Hernandez cites the fact that WLDC can only reach two dorms on campus and a growing interest in Loyola athletics in the community as reasons for the move. "With WLDC, there is only a very limited audience," Hernandez said. "WYAT is a local station. Alumni, parents, and friends would like to listen to the games as well." Though the games are going to be broadcast throughout the entire city, Loyola will not have to pay for any of the air time. Alan Donnes, a Loyola graduate and president of the Good Sports Radio Network Company, will fund it entirely. "There is no expense coming out of our budget," Hernandez said. "Alan Donnes is putting together the radio package, selling the advertisements and purchasing the air time." Communications freshman G.J. Minardi feels broadcasting the games would be an important step for those trying to get into the radio broadcasting Held "I think students should be given the chance to work with the broadcast and gain experience to leant for the future," he said. "It gives students a lot of experience with sports broadcasting." According to Brian Merkley, communications sophomore, it is only fair that the young basketball program get all the help it deserves. "The people off campus cannot hear any of the games, and the basketball team needs exposure," Merkley, a basketball team member and WLDC disc jockey, said. "This will definitely help." Hartmann sees it differently. He said that while he thinks the WYAT broadcasts would benefit the basketball team, he is concerned that it may come at WLDC's expense. Back to BASS-ics—Shouldering a heavy burden, Kerry Lewis, music sophomore, carries his double bass over his shoulder outside Monroe Hall J Photo by L. Ashley Levy. Parking Garage backs up with crime incidents By Peter Nicholas Relchard Assistant News Editor Celeste Harris, biology sophomore, was mugged in the Recreational Sports Complex parking garage on the afternoon of Sept. 18. At about 1:10 p.m., Harris got out of her car on the third floor and headed toward the stairwell in the southwest comer of the parking garage. She was going to a 1:30 pjn. psychology class across campus in Monroe Hall. But Harris didn't make it to psychology class that day. As she opened the stairwell door and stepped out onto the landing, she observed a tall man running up the stairs towards her. Frightened, Harris turned to go back through the door to the garage. It was too late. The man held the door shut and touched the gold necklace around Harris's neck. "That's a nice chain," he said, tapping her on the chest. "Thank you," Harris replied. She began to walk down the stairs, feeling she had avoided a confrontation with the man. Suddenly he jolted Harris back by the necklace,necklace, tightening it around her neck. Then it broke. Harris was stunned momentarily and did not realize what had taken place. She heard the door at the top of the stairs open and turned around to see the man run through the doorway with her necklace. Harris stood in the stairwell in shock for about five minutes before venturing back into the garage and then sat in her car for IS more minutes before contacting Public Safety. "I thought he (the assailant) might be watching me or something," she said. Investigator Sandy T. Gavin of Public Safety felt that Harris's delay in reporting the crime may have facilitated the assailant's escape. 'Twenty minutes is way more than enough time for the subject to get away from the area," he said. Public Safety officers did not find the suspect No witnesses could be located and parking attendants said they had not seen anyone who fit Harris's description of the assailant. The assailant is described as a dark- complected black male, approximately 6 feet 5 inches See Parking/ page 3 See Crime/page 6. I Inside this week... fTa^ Swp. I Take it away! See page 11. _ . .
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