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THE MAROON V0L.72 NO. 21 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1994 ESTABLISHED 1922 Res Life master keys found buried by Miller Hall By JENNY JOHNSON News Editor Cynis Robinson had an extra $1,000 to spend during his Easter holidays after he turned in the missing Residential Life keysonMarch2s and claimed the reward money. Robinson, premed/biology freshman and work-study desk assistant, said he found the keys underneath some shrubbery near the corner of Miller Hall. They keys were in aplastic bag when they were found. Robinson said he was in the 5-North restroom in Biever Residential Hall Jan. 28 when he overheard two men talking about a set of keys they had obtained. Robinson described the rest of the incident as follows: Two men conversed in the bathroom when he was in a stall. The men did not indicate the keys were the master keys to the residential halls. He could not identify either of the men. The men said they were going to bury the keys by a building. Robinson could not remember which building the men mentioned. Robinson said he did not do anything about what he overheard until almost four weeks later when he read a letter that Reed posted in Biever Hall mi Feb. 25. The letter offered a $500 reward for any information leading to the recovery of the keys. After he read the letter, Robinson believed the men he had overheard earlier may have been referring to the master keys. He said he reported what he knew to Reed and began to dig around different buildings, mainly at night, in search of the missing keys. He said he searched a few times but found nothing. In a letter to the Biever residents, dated March 24, Reed stated: "I am announcing that I have increased the re ward for the keys to SI,OOO. Return the keys to me, no questions asked. I will not take any disciplinary or civil action against you." Robinson said that after he read this letter, he decided to search again. On the morning of March 25, he found the keys. Robinson said he found Senior RA Pat Mooney, political science senior, to retrieve the keys with him. He and Mooney then took the keys to Christina Fouroux, New SGA sworn in despite questions By CATHY NICHOLS Assistant News Editor Christian Creed, second-year law student, and Katy Montgomery, political science sophomore, were sworn in Tuesday as the new SGA president and vice president for the '94-'95 school year. The results from the presidential runoff between Creed and Eroyl Meryl, communications senior, were: IJndergrad Law Total Creed— 356 366 722 Meryl— 429 78 507 During the initial elections held before spring break, several candidates filed election code violations. Complaints included poll officials wearing campaign material, booths open for short periods of time and improper role-taking procedure. According to Montgomery, some people complained about how the SGA voting booths were worked. "Sometimes the booths weren't open when I thought they would be. But, it doesn't say in the election code exactly when they should be open," Montgomery said. Run-off elections between Creed and Meryl were held right before spring break. According to Martha Lee, political science junior and court of review member, they didn't want to have the runoff after spring break, so it was the only convenient time. Lee said it wouldn't have made much of a difference in the runoff results if the election was held later. According to Meryl, the runoff gave Creed an unfair advantage. "I had won by undergrads during the preliminary vote, but then many undergrac': had left early for spring break," Meryl said. Meryl wrote a letter contesting the results. He submitted copies to the SGA election board and SGA adviser, Tim Bamett, on Wednesday. Meryl said that Bamett sympathized with him butsaid he should have objected to the scheduling before the election. Meryl said he did not receive any responses from former SGA president ErikaSchwarz, first-year law student, on behalf of the election board. According to Schwarz, Meryl's letter was forwarded to Court of Review Chief Justice Doug Kinler, and it was up to them to deal with the ruling. Kinler said he never received the letter. The election board stood by their Photo by JOHN VANDOVER Newly elected SGA President, Chrstian Creed, is sworn into office by former President Erika Schwarz Policy throws punch at Tulane parkers By CHRIS RAPHAEL Editor in chief To create more parking spaces for Loyola students during construction of the new library, the university has decided to eliminate parking permits next year for Tulane students. As a result, approximately $55,000 in revenue from the sale of those permits will not be available, according to Ray Garofalo, Express/Card and Parking Services director. Garofalo said that initially the university planned to lose approximately SOparking spaces during the construction. To compensate for the loss, the university will no longer sell the 110 permits currently sold to Tulane students at $500 each. "They've [Tulane students] been generally good customers and I don't want to lose them," he said. "But it comes down to a decision of serving Tulane students better or Loyola students better." Garofalo said that he doesn't know how the university will compensate for the $55,000 loss and isn't counting on more permit sales to Loyola students to make up the difference. According to Garofalo, since the opening of the parking garage, revenue from permit sales have remained fairly constant . "I'm not anticipating that (increased permit sales to Loyola students) happening, but I'm hoping it does," Garofalo said. The Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., university president, said that the university's parking policy has always been that they do not sell to outsiders if Loyola students would be inconvenienced. He also said that he could not determine whether the $55,000 loss will have an impact on next year's budget of several million dollars. The newly-created spaces will be open to those who purchase permits. Garofalo said that contrary to what most students think, faculty, staff and administrators pay for parking. Thomas Hall and shuttle spaces are a few of the limited reserved spaces on campus. Students who choose to park on the street must wrestle for the few first-come first-serve available spots innearby zones, such as the ones on St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street. Many of these zones only offer twohour parking, and students who park in them must move their cars to an unlimitedhours zone if they plan to spend more than two hours on campus. Elizabeth Vance, communications sophomore and Metairie commuter, did not purchase a permit because of the high price. As a result of tangling with hectic city parking every morning, "I've been late for so many classes that it's not even funny," she said. Paul Setoon, communications senior, owns a permit, but does not think the price is entirely justified. "I could see it as justified if there were better supervision of the facility [the parking garage] itself. I've heard horror stories about people who parked next to the [attendant's booth] and their car got stolen," he said. " I feel it would be a better investment of my money if my car was safe when I parked there." Vance said she always calls Public Safety for escorts to her car at night, even when it is parked only a block away from the main campus. See KEYS. Pg. 5 See SGA, Pg. 4 WMC. - Women's Festival A week of activities M f provide students with * ft\v learning opportunities. Pg.3 datgeagd j. Liz Scott, a.k.a dP* Modine Gunch, does | s. • a USy balancing act.
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