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this Week g... page 5 suspension, page 2 out the lights, page 12 t Ford ..... page 6 H r Vol. 86-No. 25 N ,,i, Thursday, November'4, 1982 i i i ,n  i i ii i : UPS 10Q-240 Cheney, Washington 99004 254 Illll serving the Communities of Cheney, Medical Lake and Airway Heights i fails, g, final races were the reason being county comput- !a few of the early LGuess was holding opponent race that could not the Republi- control of the Grant Peter- in the race will be tabulat- set Heights will try from of into the by Hwy. 2 and roads, annexation in time the plan agency. at that helped to cbjections simply was eyeing a Plains for Philip Heights should try for the , no objections Board mem- '. 8, Broadway 721 Jefferson by Normally, in such do not affect lries. However, expressed ever be Airway of Schools reported that the case of the in the hat of into matter will later this Height's An- past were and industrial to acquire City of Airway Is approved the Robert Bundy home after a treated at Center's !7i ! Eagle Mall? Louise Anderson Hall, also the site of Eastern Washington University's Center for Continu. ing Education, may be the home of the EWU Mall by fall quarter 1983. Dr. Frederickson says: Eagle Mall plans not definite By Tom Thrun "It's not even clear that it is a workable idea." Eastern Washington University Pres- ident Dr. H. George Frederickson late Tuesday afternoon called a report in last week's student newspaper, The Easterner, announcing plans to create a mall in Louise Anderson Hall, as being "'optimistic". The report pic- tm'ed Dr. Frederickson showing the large open floor space that currently is not being used,. xcept for ajneeting space for conventions held in the old student dorm, now the Center for Con- tinuing Education. The reporl indicated that considera- tion was being given to installing a music/record shop, an alternative food shop, a boutique and/or any other service shops that might better serve students. The report noted that it had not been decided whether or not shops would be run on a consignment basis or if they xaould be run internally, such as is the case with the present EWU Book Store in Isle Hall. Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove told the I:ree Press he will be contacting Eastern ofticials to ask a few questions. "It (the mall) could either be a great benefit or it could not," said Trulove, saying he will ask whether it will strengthen the Cheney Chamber of Conmmrce, whether or not it will increase city revenues and whether or not it will add to the comfort and convenience to students without dim- inishing other Cheney business. Trulove indicated he may have some reservatmns if businesses would be run by the university and 'not be open for other local business to move into. Frederickson, speaking to the Free Press late Tuesday, said an Eagle Mall could be ready for fall quarter 1983 "if 0rare was a real strong interest on the part ot students." Frederickson noted thai Plaza Shopping Center in Cheney is relatively too far away for the 3,000 campus students to walk to and that the Do ntown area may not full), fill all the student needs. "The availability of convenience ser- vices are very limited to them, especi- ally after 6," said the president. Dr. lZre(tericison, however, did com- plmten/ tim Sateway, Circle K and (,/her stores that do maintain longer hOLWN. "'A lol of students bypass Cheney because buses are there," added Dr. Frederickson, noting Cheney may be able to retain more dollars in retail sales with the mall. The president noted that the mall hkel.v \\;vould have been suggested even tt the plan tof expanding the Pence Uni.n 13uildmg haq. nut been delayed. {See related story on this page.) In purchasing its new Downtown Spokane taciltty, EWU officials have announced ltal plans to expand the PUB may be delayed two to five years. PUB ex- p, ns,,n plans called for a new book- .,/ore and other store sites in the bmldn]g Cheney Planning Commission mem- bers iave discussed issues related to cenlering business near campus and tl continue to do st) as more sessions are heht on the Comprehensive City l=md Use Plan Update. The commis- s,,n meets next on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at ('ily Ihtll. BPA sets low-income program Bonneville Power Administration is initiating an eight-year $116 million program to reach low-income con- sumers with weatherization services. Hardest hit by rate increases, low- income consumers have rarely taken advantage of available weatherization measures. The low-income weatheriza- seeks families aUght in the e COmmunities Lake Rotary meals attending Club on and the Cheney and area churches. Project Chairman Dick Brown of Courtesy Auto Parts of Cheney noted that students wishing to participate in the program, as well as interested families, can call him at 235-8496. Contact also can be made with Rev. Gregory Jackson of the United Metho- dist Church at 235-4940 or with Dr. H.T. Wong, foreign student advisor at EWU, by calling 359-2331. tion program is designed to reach 19,000 homes and apartments this heating season. "The program's goal is to achieve a level of weatherization success in the low-income groups similar to that of the rest of the electrical heating commun- ity," BPA Administrator Peter T. Johnson said. To qualify, consumers must meet federal low-income guidelines, have permament electric space heating and be located in an area served by a utility that purchases power from BPA; such as Cheney. Contracts inviting participation in the program are being offered to state goverr, ments in Idaho, Montana, Ore- gon and Washington. The states will offer the program through community action programs (CAPs) currently serving low-income residents. Nearly all Northwest region utilities have signed new firm power contracts and will be eligible to participate in the low-income weatherization program. They will offer the program as a part of their existing weatherization program or in cooperation with the local CAP agencies. The program will be operated similar to BPA's utility administered energy "buy-back" program. A home energy analysis is performed to estimate energy savings from weatherization. BPA pays whichever is lower, the cost of the weatherization job or the esti- mated annual kilowatt-hour savings of 29.2 cents. Once a home energy analysis is completed, the following measures are available to homes qualifying for the program: ceiling and attic insulation, floor insulation, insulation of unfinished walls, sealing and wrapping of air ducts, vapor barriers, water pipe in- sulation, dehumidifiers and clock thermostats. Eastern purchases building in Spokane for classes by Marl Perrotti At the Oct. 28 Board of Trustees meeting Eastern Washington Univers- ity President H. George Frederickson said the board was looking at "pros- pects" for a new Spokane Center and that "expansion of the Pence Union Building could be affected." Today the purchase of the "prospect" was announced and expansion of the PUB facility delayed for three to five years. The EWU Foundation today signed documents purchasing the three-story Farm Credit Bank's former head- quarters building at the corner of First and Wall in Spokane. Agreements call for the university to lease the building for 15 years. As Eastern's new Spokane Center, the building will provide class- rooms for graduate and undergraduate programs. The move will more than double the space available for its Spokane pro- grams. Previously, the university has offered most of its programs on the upper floors of the Ben Marche Build- ing. Under the Foundation's agreement with the Farm Credit Banks, the 57,000 square foot facility will be remodeled to accomodate nearly 2,000 EWU stu- dents. According to a report dated Oct. 22 from University Registrar Melanie Bell, 59 percent of EWU's students presently commute from Spokane. This fall quarter 1,545 students are enrolled at the 101 classes offered at the Spokane Center in the Ben Marche. President Frederickson said funds to lease the building have been made available by restructuring plans to make additions to the 12-year old Pence Union Building on campus. T.he ex- pansion, which called for a new theatre and a relocated bookstore will now be delayed. According to a news release, the Showalter Theatre and the present bookstore in Isle Hall will now be improved. The PUB expansion project will be reconsidered within three to five years, the release said. Though comment on the announce- ment was not available at presstime Tuesday, members of the Associated Students of Eastern Washington Uni- versity bad, in earlier weeks, retained Spokane attorney Carl Maxey in case the council decided to pursue litigation over the use of PUB-expansion funds for the new Spokane Center. Following the council's decision to retain legal advice, ASEWU Dave Rudy, Finance Vice President Steve gander and Speaker Pro-Tem Craig Hansen announced that they were conferring with the administration over the proposed center and had developed a proposal to assure student control over some portion of the new building. Though student officials declined to release the proposal saying the figures contained were "too soft", the intent of the proposal appeared to be aimed at the ASEWU's concern that funds raised for the PUB expansion project be invested in any new building in such a way as to give the students a return in control of floor space on their monetary investment. At the Oct. 28 board meeting, Presi- dent Rudy said of the negotiations, "Things are progressing well and we are combining our efforts to achieve what's best for the students and the university." In addition to the academic expan- sion made possible by the new Spokane Center, the university plans to offer use of the building to other institutions in the area. "We see the Spokane Center as a facility which will be used not only by Eastern, but by all of higher education in Spokane, said Eleanor Chase, chair- woman of the Board of Trustees at the news conference announcing the agree- ment. 'This will serve as both an edu- cational and cultural center for the community and we expect other colleges and universities, as well as businesses in the area, will join us in using these facilities," she said. EWU officials say talks are in pro- gress with Spokane educational in- stitutions as well as several cultural organizations, for possible conference and classroom use at the new Spokane Center. Additionally, the center will house administrative offices for EWU and serve as the headquarters for the University's Small Busines Develop- ment Center, Bureau of Business Re- search and Institute for Technological Studies. EWU plans to be in operation in the new facility by the beginning of fall quarter 1983. Friends help Popchocks Friends and neighbors gathered Saturday at the Popchock resi- dence near Marshall to finish construction on the new home following the recent and sudden death of James Popchock. The husband and father of seven children passed away suddenly from a heart attack, leaving his family still living in the basement level of their new home. At the time of the incident, the walls were up and the roof and some windows had been put in place. Saturday, neigh- bors and friends began putting shakes on the roof and completing various other jobs associated with the construction of the new home for the Popchock family. Wife, Susan, is a nurse at Dea- coness Hospital in Spokane. Child- ren include James (a student at Eastern Washington University,) Richard, Phillip, Christopher, Peter, Nathaniel and Jennifer. Work parties will continue, with another planned for this Saturday. Those able to give of their time or talents still can contribute to the James Popchock Memorial Build- mg Fund at the Farmers & Mer- chants Bank in Cheney. For de- tails on work parties and needs, contact Dorothy Fowler at 448-9593 or Carolyn Bohlman at 448-0681. ! Opal Gerwig and Sandi Hopkins Press notes staff change Opal Gerwig, an August graduate of the University of Washington, has joined the Cheney Free Press as its new advertising manager. Free Press Publisher Jerome Jantz noted that Gerwig will further develop the newspaper's advertising program. A native of Milwaukie, Ore., Gerwig graduated in business and marketing and was a member of the University of Washington Marketing Club. At the same time, the Free Press reports that part-time typesetter and subscription record keeper Sandi Hop- kins, who has been with the company since July of 190, has been promoted and named as the Free Press office manager. Hopkins, a graduate of St. John High School, graduated in December from Eastern Washington University with a degree in business administration. At Eastern, she also was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, the business fratern- ity. Weather Words By Bob Ouinn ; 7 ........... /i )i Cheney and Medical Lake School Board members met Oct. 27 in Cheney to hear candidates express views on school issues. Candidates, seated in the front row of the audience from left, include Sam Guess, Max Snyder, Richard Bond, Bill Norton, Jim West and Mary Springer. Seated at the table, from left, are Cheney Superintendent Gale Marrs, ML member Loren VonLehe, Cheney member Kent Sooy, ML member Don Tarbert, Cheney member Roger Harder, ML member Harry Teaford, Cheney member Robert Morgenstem, Cheney member Susan Christianson.Fuhrman and ML Superintendent Clayton Dunn. Date: Oct. 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 High Temp.: 46 46 43 36 39 40 43 .... Low Temp.: 38 35 33 30 26 34 31 23 Precip.: .18 .... .15.09 ................ Snowfall: ....... .4 .................... This past week's spell of rain, some snow and crisp, cool high pressure will continue through today. This weekend and early next week will see slightly warmer temperatures and variable clouds, with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s. Total precipitation for October came to 1.50 inches, about .05 of an inch above normal.