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THE MAROON ESTABLISHED 1923 VOL. 76 NO. 12 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1997 Smoothie King may open store By DANIEL TROSCLAIR Staff writer Smoothie King, a local company specializing in health and nutrition products, may open a store in the Danna Center in January. "We felt it was time to branch out in the college market," said Jeff Green, Smoothie King's executive vice president and director of operations. "We feel the nutritional nature of our product can be beneficial to students who may not eat as healthy as they want with their hectic schedules," he said. Negotiations are still underway with the Smoothie King on Claiborne Avenue. Each franchise has the right to a five-mile radius without another store in that area. The proposed Loyola store would be within that radius. Green said Smoothie King operations sell a variety of nutritional drinks, snack bars and sports and dietary supplements. The proposed Loyola location, which would be where PJs is now located, will offer a limited line of these products. Prices would be comparable to those offered at other stores. Green said. PJs is still expected to sell specialty coffees in the mornings at the upstairs location. A larger location will open in the renovated Wolf Pub when it opens Jan. 26. If Smoothie King opens a store, it would open around the same time. Mark Atkinson, director of Loyola Dining Services, said Smoothie King would operate throughout the day. If customer demand is high enough, PJs could operate along with Smoothie King. Atkinson said employees will be on the Marriot payroll and working with Loyola Dining Services. String of armed robberies plagues Uptown area By MICHAEL GIUSTI News Editor Uptown safety has a new enemy: three black men robbing people at gunpoint. They are suspected in at least three robberies in the past two weeks. The men, ages 19 to 25, are suspected by the New Orleans Police Department in a string of robberies Uptown. The most recent attack was Nov. 25 at 11 p.m. on the corner of Burthe and Lowerline. Three men held three Tulane women at gunpoint. None of the students were carrying purses. They screamed when they saw the gun and the would-be robbers fled. Another Tulane student was robbed by three men Nov. 21 al 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of Richmond and Freret, near Nashville Avenue. The victim left town and the police are waiting for him to come back so they can show him a photo lineup. According to a Tulane Public Safety announcement, its campus was the site of a robbery Nov. 12 at 10 p.m. Three Tulane students were again robbed at gunpoint by three men on Ben Weiner Drive near the baseball stadium. According to NOPD Lt. Jeff Winn, college students are easy targets because they are often unaware of their surroundings. Roger Pinac, Public Safety investigator, said no Loyola students have reported being See story, Pg. 3 robbed by these men. "We've been lucky in that. I know there's a group of guys out there doing some robberies. There's three guys who have primarily hit Tulane students. "Whether or not they have hit any of our students, I don't know. The only thing I can say is they haven't reported any to us," he said. According to Winn, the police are looking for suspects in a white Ford Explorer or Expedition. They have also been seen in a maroon Saturn. According to Sgt. Erin Tumminello. NOPD spokeswoman, two teen-agers were arrested Tuesday for car theft. By SARAH BARNETT Jacque Chase, drama freshman, and Mark Atkinson, director of Loyola Dining Services, discuss meal plan issues over plates of pasta puttanesca at the panel Nov. 19. Discipline board suspends students for fight at Pat O'Brien's bar By ELIZABETH STUART Assistant News Editor A fight at a popular French Quarter bar has brought some members of the offcampus Pi Kappa Theta fraternity under the jurisdiction of Loyola's disciplinary board. According to Sgt. Erin Tumminello, spokeswoman for the New Orleans Police Department, the fight broke out at Pat O'Brien's just after midnight on Oct. 25 after PKT's formal. No one was arrested and no police report was written about the incident. PKT rented the bar from 9 p.m. until midnight Oct. 24. On the contract, the names PKT and Loyola were listed on the form. According to Roger Pinac, Public Safety investigator, a Pat O'Brien's employee called in a report to Public Safety that same morning. It is unclear what exactly started the fight. Some people at the disciplinary hearings this week said the Pat O'Brien's employees each told a different story. Patrick Dickson, finance junior, was present during part of the disciplinary hearing and said accusations about the PKT organization and stereotypes of PKT members being racists and womanizers were brought against the people on trial, and little was said about the actual incident. "The hearing process was completely ridiculous. It turned into a witch hunt," Dickson said. According to Julie Auer, international business junior who witnessed the fight and was present at the hearing, Brian Chadwick, communications senior and PKT president, was suspended until next fall. At the hearing, he was found culpable of behavior unbecoming a Loyola student, physical aggression and verbal abuse. Andrew Huertas, communications senior and PKT member, was put on probation suspension. He was found culpable of behavior unbecoming a Loyola student and physical aggression. Huertas must go to physical aggression counseling every SGA says yes to pay increase By ELIZABETH STUART Assistant News Editor The Student Government Association executive staff will receive a 50 cent pay raise effective Jan. I because of a resolution passed at its meeting Tuesday. The authors, Jeff Behring, international business senior, and Jake Bauman, international business senior, said in the resolution that because student wage workers received an increase of 65 cents within the past year and because "the executive staff is hardworking and dedicated to serving" the students and SGA," it deserves a pay increase. In the SGA fall 1997 budget, $ 12,5CX) is allotted for the executive staff salaries within the Internal Operations expenses. The $800 that will go toward higher wages will come from another part of the SGA budget. Bauman said SGA has not had a raise in at least three years, and this increase is an inflationary adjustment. The executive staff includes Aimee Blanchard, communications senior and chief of staff; Matthew Bruns, communications senior and director of public relations; Becky Dayries, psychology junior and director of special operations; Trish Welsh, chemistry junior and recording secretary; Patrick Dickson, finance junior and director of finance; and Jennifer Evett, communications junior and administrative assistant. The executive staff does not include Kevin Casey, biology/pre-med senior and SGA president, or Huy Vu, international business senior and SGA vice president. Bauman said he thinks few people apply for the executive staff because of the wages. "I believe it's because they can get a better paying job in the private sector. "I think it limits the president's choice for some of these positions when we only have one or two people apply ... and maybe (with the increase) a couple of more people will apply," Bauman said. Bruns said he is pleased with the wage increase. "The raise coincided with everybody getting a raise. I think it was about time. "We do a lot for the students. It's money that's earned," Bruns said. See STORE, Pg. 4 See CRIME, Pg. 3 See PKT, Pg. 4 gfgfg gfgf Loyola graduate Ronnie Virgets draws on everyday life the city.
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