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Fire dept. examines office fire

February 18, 1987

A fire at the Kishwaukee Professional Building, 8 Health Service Dr., caused $250,000 worth of damage to a dentist's office Monday afternoon, a DeKalb Fire Department report stated. The cause of the fire, which began in the office of Dr. Dennis Collins, is still under investigation, the report stated....

SA senate OKs funds

Tammy Sholer

February 18, 1987

More than $17,800 was approved Sunday for four organizations' 1987-88 budget requests by the Student Association senate. A majority of the Residence Hall Association's $14,924.40 budget was approved for events related to Black History Month and for various educational and social activities totalling $...

Athletics’ fee hikes discussed

Paul Wagner

February 18, 1987

A proposed $6 increase in student athletic fees could wipe out the athletic department's $370,000 deficit within the next two fiscal years. The proposed increase was discussed but not approved at Thursday's President's Fee Study Committee meeting. A decision on the fee hike is expected to come at Thursday's m...

Argument leads to arrests

February 18, 1987

M. Michelle Byrne University Police arrested three men Monday night after one man allegedly pulled out a gun at the Chick Evans Field House. Alan Shubert, 21, 1307 W. Lincoln Hwy., was arrested at 11:19 p.m. Monday at his residence after an argument which occurred in the field house after an OCR baske...

Fighting in Beirut leaves 24 dead

February 18, 1987

Police say factional struggle bloodiest in three years; neighborhoods blazing BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)—Shiites fought an alliance of Druse and communist gunmen for the third day Tuesday in a battle for control of Moslem west Beirut that has caused scores of casualties and set whole neighborhoods ablaze...

Bureau celebrates anniversary at NIU

Daniel T. McCarthy

February 18, 1987

The DeKalb County Farm Bureau will celebrate its 75th anniversary Saturday with a dinner and dance at NIU's Holmes Student Center. "This is a big event for the DeKalb area—with 1,200 to 1,300 people expected to attend," Don Guehler, County Farm Bureau vice-president said. The night's agenda includes a...

Corn Fest wants logo contest entries

Kathy Sisler

February 18, 1987

The Corn Fest Committee, celebrating its 10th anniversary and DeKalb County's 150th birthday, is having a logo contest open to all artists high-school age and older. olf Langehaug, DeKalb High School art teacher, is a member of the Corn Fest Committee. He said, "The judges are looking for a mood with a...

Rev. Jesse Jackso on speaks at NIU

Gretchyn Lenger

February 18, 1987

The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be at NIU Saturday to discuss issues related to Black History Month and his views on world peace. Jackson, who ran against Walter Mondale in the 1984 Democratic presidential primary elections, is the founder of People United to Save Humanity (PUSH), a civil rights economic org...

BTW gives peek into black theatre world

Nancy Broten

February 17, 1987

Despite the popular saying, "You can't please everybody," the Black Theatre Workshop will try to appeal to NIU students with its annual variety show Friday at 8 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. The one-night show will draw people into the world of black theatre with singing, dancing, segments on blac...

SA members announce election plans

Tammy Sholer

February 17, 1987

Student Association President Jim Fischer announced Sunday he will run for re-election in the March 25-26 SA Executive Board Elections. "I believe in the SA. I really enjoyed working with the SA this year (and) progress was made toward our goals," Fischer said. SA Public Relations Adviser Cameron Davis announced he will be running for SA vice president in the up-coming elections. Fischer said he will be running on the same ticket as Davis, adding, "I wholeheartedly endorse his (Davis') candidacy." Candidates must obtain 200 signatures on petitions for their name to appear on the ballot from either on-campus or off-campus students because the SA executives represent the whole student body, not just one district, Michele Begovich, SA vice president, said. "Petitions will be available Feb. 23, and they must be returned the Monday after spring break (March 16) by 4:30 p.m.," Begovich said. If a student misses the deadline for turning in petitions, they can be placed on the ballot as a write-in candidate, she said. In other matters, David Baum, SA academic affairs adviser, said he is working hard to get teacher evaluations publicized. Last semester a random survey was conducted by the SA to determine teachers' opinions on the subject. Baum said, "The results were positive," but Chris Hoagland, last semester's academic affairs adviser, had a different interpretation of the survey. Hoagland said teachers generally believed public evaluations would be inappropriate. The reason for making the evaluations public is so students can see which teacher's method fits them best, Baum said. A new survey will be conducted which will be sent out to 25 percent of the instructors from each department, he said. In other business, Davis said "Passing-the-Buck," a way for students to express their concerns, complaints and suggestions to the SA, is "hopefully working." He said one student called in for help when he could not pay his bills and needed to be relieved from his residence hall contract. The student could not pay his bills because his father passed away, Davis said. The student was referred to financial aid, and he still is attending NIU, he said. "Passing-the-Buck" began Feb. 2 and is a system through which the SA collects comments from gold drop boxes located around campus and either discovers the answer to the problem and reports back to the student, or refers the student to the proper office.

NIU money crunch halted admissions

February 17, 1987

A high school student in Illinois wants to go to college, and only can afford in-state tuition. He applies to two state schools and has qualifications well above the admissions standards of each. But he gets turned down by both schools. This will happen to thousands of high school graduates in Illinois ...

DeKalb airport operator faces fraud charges

David Johnston

February 17, 1987

The owner of Sunstream Aircraft Inc., which has operated DeKalb-Taylor Airport since January, has been accused of falsely representing his assets to obtain $1.18 million in bank loans. The Chicago Tribune reported Norman Lively, the owner of Sunstream, was charged with fraud for allegedly claiming t...