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THE MAROON V0L.72 N0.22 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1994 ESTABLISHED 1922 NOPD and Public Safety catch gunmen By ELENA VOLPERT Business Manager Loyola got a taste of true New Orleans crime when New Orleans Police Department officers arrested three teens in front of the Communications/Music Complex last Friday. At 3:20 p.m., April 15, three young men, two armed with guns, approached a group attending a Fortier High School senior picnic in Audubon Park. "The men confronted one student and opened fire," said Sgt. Marlon Defillo, police spokesman. "This was a continuation of some problems in the past." According to Defillo, the incident happened as follows: The victim saw the teens approaching him and began to run when the suspects revealed their guns. The suspects fired several shots butmissed the victim. When the NOPD arrived at the scene, responding to an off-duty police officer's call, the suspects fled. They drove down Henry Clay Ave. to St. Charles Ave. in a dark blue Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. The teens ran into a car stopped on traffic in the 6300 block of St. Charles. "1 heard the crash and then I heard a siren, saw NOPD running down the (streetcar) track and then saw two guys running through Loyola," saidKenWest, owner of the Lincoln Mark VII that the suspects crashed into. "It is good that nobody got hurt. Situations like this could easily be different." The accident caused $1,100 worth of damages to West's car. After running into West, the suspects ran from the scene. Two ran through Loyola's campus and one ran onto the Tulane campus. Gerard Schuppert, communications professor, saw the suspects flee from the car and cut across the Thomas Hall lawn. "They jumped those bushes like they weren't even there. Nobody would have beat them in the 100-yard dash," he said. All three teens were caught and brought to the scene of the accident to keep all information centralized. NOPD and Tulane officers captured two of the suspects near Tulane's library. "I was coming into the area and got a description of the kid," said a NOPD By PETER REICHARD Members of the NOPD search through the suspects' car on St. Charles Avenue. Ladd urges more concern for environmental issues By CATHY NICHOLS Assistant News Editor On Tuesday, sociology professor Anthony Ladd s aid people should have more concern for environmental issues by spending less money on the military. "He painted a good picture of what our main intentions should be on how to look at our environment," said John Wilhelm, biology junior. Ladd spoke to approximately 4o people in the Audubon Room to help stir interest in Earth Day. "Regardless of the almighty dollar we have to look out for our world or we won't have anything left." John Tarleton, communications sophomore, said he is interested in how Ladd said the younger generation needs to become more concerned. "He [Ladd] discussed problems of how to educate this generation, because the older generation is set in its ways," Tarleton said. Tarleton said the answered questions after Ladd's speech were effective. "The audience brought up many good points and concerns about his lecture, the environment and other professionalists," he said Danny Alvarez, communications sophomore, said Ladd was a good speaker, but he did not agree with Ladd when he said too much money is spent on the military and not enough on concern for the environment. "I don't know if we can blame all the environmental problems on the military. There are other factors, too," Alvarez said. Ladd said even though President Clinton said he would cut military spending, the United States still plans to spend $1.3 trillion over the next five years. According to Ladd, Great Britain, France, Germany and Japan will each spend less than $200 billion. Ladd is also the chair of the Environmental Studies Program, faculty advisor to LUSSO and adjunct associate professor to the Environment Social Science Research Institute in New Orleans. He regularly teaches Environment in Society and Local Environmental Crises and two other classes in the area of social protest movement. Chrissell Rhone, Ladd psychology junior, was a student in Ladd's Environment in Society class last sememster. "His class encouraged me to recycle and buy environmentally-safe products," Rhone said. Rhone said the class also made him aware that people have to be careful when selecting products. "Some products may say they're environmentally-safe, but they're really not. You have to look at what the product is made of," Rhone said. "Besides his teaching committments, Ladd is actively involved in community affairs and assists in a number of local and regional environmental organizations," said John Baker, religious studies professor. According to Baker, Ladd is a member of Green Peace, Union of Concent of Scientists, Alliance of Affordable Energy and Friends of Audubon Zoo. "He knows what he's talking about, and he drew a decent crowd," Alvarez said. On-line registration a success, director says By MICHELLE THORNE Staff writer □ Computer registers 2,700 requests On April 11 Loyola implemented a new phone-in registration system. Loyola Student Telephone Assisted Registration (LSTAR) ended on April 18 and, according to Ken Beasley, director of Management Information Service, it was a success."So far we've registered 2700 students and selected 19,000 drop/add transactions," Beasley said. Using a touch-tone telephone, students access the new system with their Personal Identification Number, (PIN) which they must receive from their adviser.Elenora Cushenberry, university registrar, said LSTAR helps to support student reliance on advising. After seeing their adviser, the student may then call LSTAR at extension 3333 on campus or 865-3333 off campus. Beasley said the system takes the call and "monitors it through the mainframe computer." Students are guided through the system by responding to a recorded voice message. For example, step three requires students to record their social security numbers and step four requires them to enter their PINs. After entering course numbers, students may press 5# to confirm that they are registered for the courses. Although the process was an overall success, Beasley admits that there were some start up problems. "There were too many people hitting the system at once," he said. Therefore, initially, between the hours of 12 ajn. and 2 a.m. the system was shut down. According to Cushenberry, student response to the system has been largely positive. 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|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 72 No. 22|
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