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Loyola University New Orleans THE MAROON VOL. 78 NO. 3 ESTABLISHED 1923 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17,1999 Coastal areas prepare for active season By Robert Treadway News Editor It is one of nature's awesome phenomena. It may carry with it a storm surge higher than most family homes and winds that could splinter telephone poles. Every year residents along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts brace for hurricane season, which traditionally lasts from June I to November 30. Many meteorlogists say this year differs from most—due to the higher than noimal forecast of hurricanes. Experts predict this hurricane season will be more active considering we have already seen four intense hurricanes whereas all of last year we only saw the development of two intense storms, which is normal for a season. Storms arc deemed intense when they reach category four. William Gray, professor of atmospheric science at Louisiana State University and respected hurricane expert, forecasts the hurricane season every year. Many meteorologists highly regard his forecast. This year. Gray predicts 14 named tropical storms, with nine becoming hurricanes. Some experts attribute the increase in activity to La Nina — an unusual cool down of water in the Pacific Ocean making surface water temperature shift. This is the inverse of El Nino, in which all water temperatures increase. As tropical disturbances come off of the African coast, the cooler water surface temperature and east winds aid the disturbances in developing and gaining energy. Gray predicts La Nina is the culprit ARLENE • BRET • CINDY •©NNIS • jEI\4jLY • P^^ißS^EjyOSE • KATRINA • LENNY • MARIA • PJp||F' RITA * J*A*% • WILMA allowing for tropical disturbance growth. Other meteorologists sec this as merely a coincidence. David Bernard, WWL-TV IMAGE COURTESY OF LSU SOUTHERN REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER WEBSITE Approximately three million people evacuated earlier this week to escape of Hurricane Floyd. As it wreaks havoc along the east coast, Hurricane Gert follows the same path. Loose ends tied up in Beggars split with Pi Lam By Elizabeth Stuart Copy Editor While the Student Handbook says all fraternities and sororities must be affiliated with the National Interfiraternity Conference, Jim Eiseman, vice president for Student Affairs, gave Beggars an exemption. Beggars fraternity split from its national affiliate Pi Lambda Phi in April. Loyola now recognizes the fraternity without a national affiliation. Eiseman said he thinks Beggars should be on campus because of "the 75 years of Beggars tradition and their contribution to the university." "It's something I wish would have happened two years ago," Eiseman said. As a condition of splitting with their national affiliate and remaining on campus. Beggars had to buy a $ 1 million general liability insurance policy and establish an alumni board. They also have to pay back about $5,000 Beggars owed Pi Lambda Phi. Chris Cameron, director of the Danna Center and Student Activities, said the Beggars have met these requirements. The alumni board is composed five Beggars alumni: William Hammel, A'6l and communications chairman, Kenneth Klein, A' 67 retired insurance agent, Erin Bums, A'BB general managerofTJ Quills, Arthur Mann 111, A'7l lawyer, and Renny Simno, A'9B Saints public relations representative. Nicholas Smythe, English literature sophomore and Beggar member, said he thinks this board will be effective. "We chose some guys who will keep us in line." Anthony Hadaway, communications senior and Phi Kappa Psi member, said he Finds it interesting that Beggars are allowed to come back as a local chapter when they could not come back two years ago without a national affiliation. "Rules are rules. Since they're not bent for anyone else, I don't think they should be bent for them (Beggars)," Hadaway said. When Beggars tried to come back on campus about two years ago, many people objected because of hazing violations in the late 1980s. Beggars was kicked off campus as a result of those charges. In October 1997, the fraternity became the Beta Epsilon Gamma chapter of Pi Lambda Phi. Members were allowed by the Pi Lambda Phi national and the university to wear Beggars letters on campus and to retain their local identity. However, relations between Pi Lambda Phi and the Beggars disintegrated and the two split last May. Pi Lambda Phi pressured Beggars to give up its name and assimilate into the national, Beggars members said. Fire code deems DC substandard New fire code demands better safety, compromise pending By Nicole Haase Contributing writer Although the administration has been aware for some months that the Danna Center does not meet city fire safety codes, nobody is sure what to do about it. According to Albert Thomas of the City of New Orleans Fire Prevention/ Code Enforcement department, the city mandates that every building be equipped with sprinklers in their ceiling. The Danna Center has no sprinkler system. Thomas said that due to a review of national'fire safety regulations every three years, the city is in the process of amending the fire codes to 1997 standards. The 1997 federal life safety code mandates that every commercial building in the City of New Orleans has a sprinkler system. Because of the building's age and regulations in place when it was built, the Danna Center does not have fire sprinklers. Rhonda Cartwright, vice president for Business and Finance, said the plans for the student center are being debated. Administrators are trying to decide whether to make the approximately $6 million in repairs or to move up plans to replace the Danna Center with a new building. "The long range plan is to replace the Danna Center. Obviously we do not want to spend a lot of money to 'sprinkle' the center if the long range plan is to replace the structure," she said. Clubs find new home in old Wolf Den Fatima Harris Contributing writer People returned this fall to begin a new school year to find one of the campus hangouts closed. The Wolf Den, located across from the Underground in the lower level of the Danna Center, will be turned into office space available to 20 student organizations that previously had no headquarters. The room is scheduled to open October I. Chris Cameron, director of student Activities and the Danna Center, decided to renovate the Wolf Den because he said it was a "waste of space." He said that the Wolf Den used to bring in more than over $20,(XX) yearly, but starting in the early 19905, revenues began declining. The accessibility of computers lowered the demand for video games on campus. That left only the pool tables, and they brought in very little money, according to Cameron. Angela Lauve, communications junior, said the loss of the Wolf Den is the loss of one of the few leisure spots on campus. "I understand the need for office space, but 1 would rather play pool," she said. Cameron said there are advantages to having a collection of groups in one large space. "The goal is to have 20 organizations working together ... to build a stronger The Wolf Den no longer houses game and pool tables. The former campus hangout will soon be home to 20 student groups. STAFF PHOTO BY AMANDA NALLEV See SEASON, Pg. 3 See BEGGARS, Pg. 3 See DANNA CENTER, Pg. 3 See WOLF DEN, Pg. 3 V alfiSKiflflPfl Results from the online poll: Grade The Maroon Online. deal with a case of t/ '■% A 62.50% B+ 14.58% B 2.08% C+ 4.08% homesickness. SPORTS c 12i50o/o d+ 2.08% D 0.00% F 2.08% [ernandez takes over as athletic director. Also: Stick «ha! Over In your wallet. 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