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Page 4 Cheney Free Press [] [] Thursday, November 4, 1982 Communication still important... Late last week, Eastern Washington University President Dr. H. George Frederickson announced plans to establish a "mall" on the main floor of Louise Anderson Hall, which also serves as the Center for Continuing Education. The student dorm facility was the subject of much campus controversy two years ago when the EWU administration implemented its plans for the center. Since that time, conflicts between the students and the administration on the use of the facility have been negotiated and spelled out in a written and formal agreement. Now, administrators once again may be headed for a confrontation, but this time it may be with Cheney merchants and businesspersons. Hopefully not, however. As of this writing Monday noon, neither the Cheney Free Press nor Mayor Tom Trulove had been able to reach Dr. Frederickson for further details of his plan. (However, more details do appear on this week&apos;s front page, following an interview with Dr. Frederickson late Monday afternoon.) Regardless of what effects the mall may or may not have on other business in the community, the Free Press feels it would have been proper for the EWU administration to make a formal announcement to the whole community. Recently, Dr. Frederickson did talk with the Cheney Chamber of Commerce on city/university relationships. The meeting was positive in that businessmen went away with a better understanding of Eastern's goals and image, not only in Cheney but also in Spokane and the region. We expect that the administration did not feel that the mall would have any adverse effects on local business, but city officials and a number of merchants and businesspersons would have appreciated first- hand information. The Free Press encourages on-going communication between the university and the city. Sixth graders send letters to editor Inlmlmlmmlnimillmll (Note: The following letters are from sixth grade students from Mrs. Alene Helsing's class at Salnave Elementary School. The letters represent part of a two-week newspaper unit and conern items of interest to the students.) in ilia Ilillllnili i illmmil Dear Editor, 1 think your Cheney Free Press is excellent, especially your news. The Spokesman Review is excellent too. We are doing a unit on newspapers and there are 36 units to complete. We get points for every assignment done. The points are from 10.500. The newspaper we are using is the Spokesman Review. Our teacher said that we will do this newspaper unit for 8 days only. The way we pass this unit is to get these points, 850 and up is A, 750-849 is B, 650-749 is C, 550649 is D, and 549 and below is not passing. Our Newspaper unit is good and I hope I get an A. Sincerely, Clarena Pence Dear Editor, I feel strongly against the football players going on strike. The players get a lot more money than most people. The players are crying because they have to get a real job. Plus people are losing their jobs because of the strike. People who work by selling refreshments or cleaning the stadium are out of work. Even bartenders are losing money because no one comes into watch the games on T.V. sets. Now in the All-star games they have rules like no blitzing. Instead of Hacksaw Reynolds popping the quarterback he just picks him up and sets him down. Im sure they have reasons for strik- ing also but I sure wish they'd come out and play a real game of football. Sincerely, Bobby Morgenstern Dear Editor, I just moved to Cheney. I don't understand why Salnave kids have to go to Betz to get on a bus. Kids could just wait at Salnave till their buses come. I have to go to Betz and get on a bus then go back to Sa*lnave. I hope I can have an answer. I don't think it's fair. Sincerely, Danyell Foutch Dear Editor, I feel very strongly about Reid School's 5th and 6th grades being closed down. I am going to Salnave now, but I would probably be going to Reid now if those grades hadn't shut down. If they wanted to start shutting down grades, they should have started with the primary grades. Sincerely, Owen McAuley Dear Editor, I was terribly disappointed when I found but that Star Trek was taken off the air. I was never interested in Star Trek until I saw the movie Star Trek II (The Wrath of Khan) My mother says I.00el00 Thank you We would like to extend our apprecia- tion for your coverage of the 1982 EWU Homecoming Fun Run. The publicity generated through the Cheney Free Press to both the campus and commun- ity was instrumental to the overall success of the Fun Run. - We were pleased to notice that many of the participants were residents from the Cheney Community. .Once again, the Cheney Free Press has expressed through its journalistic medium, the positive working relation- ship between Eastern Washington Uni- versity and the City of Cheney. Thank you again for your response to what we hope will be an annual EWU Home- coming event?? Sincerely, Pete Hansen, Fun Run Coordinator Members of 5th Floor Street Hall Vince Diaz, Department of Residential Life Dog stolen We live about seven miles west ot Cheney; last Oct. 18 around noon, our dog, Tootsie, was stolen from in front of our home. She was a very friendly dog, which proved to be her undoing, and we did everything to recover her. We advertised in the Cheney Free Press and offered a reward, but to no avail. We next checked at the Spokane Animal Shelter and the Valley Animal Shelter with no success. Last Wednesday morn- ing my wife chanced to look out our back window, and spotted our dog--she was unable to stand on her front legs, had not been fed for days or watered, her rear legs would not support her, and she had been shot with a small caliber gun. We surmised that she had been dumped out of a traveling car or truck and hit hard on the ground. She probably crawled a half mile, taking as much as two days; after I covered her with a blanket, I layed beside her and attempted to comfort her and keep her quiet until the vet from the Blackhawk Veterinary Clinic was able to get to us. After X-rays, it was determined that she had no broken bones, but the nerves in her legs were damaged beyond repair, and the vet suggested euthan- asia. We loved this dog like a third member of our family, and, as we are senior citizens, the shock over her loss was almost more than we could bear. We hope that the dastardly fiend who did this horrendous thing to our dog will be subject to the law of retribution during his lifetime, and get his just desserts. We tender this letter in the hopes that you dear people who love your pets will keep close watch on them and that you will not have to go through what we did. Our dog was five years old, and we cannot understand why anyone would want to steal her and mistreat her as they did. Leo M. Oonelson Good idea (Note: The following is an open letter to Dave Nichols, owner of the Elegant Egg Restaurant in Cheney.) Dear Dave, This letter is intended to express our appreciation for your efforts to create a safer Halloween for the children of Cheney. In view of so many frightening events nationwide involving poisoning of medicine and foods, many parents are concerned about their children partici- pating in the Halloween festivities. Even before the recent scare, my husband and I have handed out coupons for free cokes that could be redeemed at McDonald's ' in Spokane. We only regretted that local restaurants did not provide the same service. This year, however, we were pleased to find out that the Elegant Egg was providing a community service by dis- tributing coupons for free cokes at the Elegant Egg. I am sure both parents and children were pleased with the dual effect--the children were provided with a treat, and parents with the peace of mind that at least this treat would be safe. Congratulations on your civic mindedness and your concern for our "junior citizens". Thanks again, Sheila Minuto Cheney she is never interested in the show, but when the show is on she is always there. My brother and Dad, have always enjoyed the show and were disappoint- ed when the show was taken off the air. I'm sure others feel this way too. Sincerely, Felicia Lauritsen Dear Editor, I liked the Spokesman Review's story about the Eagle adopting. I think it's a good idea so they don't become extinct. It is like the animal parks. I hope they don't become extinct because they are our state bird. Sincerely, Bryan Jennings. Dear Editor, My dad won't let me go trick or treating this year because of all the dumb things people are doing. I dent blame my dad for not letting me go but I want to. I would like it if you would try to convince our parents to let us go. Sincerely, Mike Rassier Dear Editor, I feel that yelling teachers are no good?? First of all, the person that they're yelling at usually ignores them and most of the time turn them off. How can a teacher expect to gain respect and trust in a kid when he or she is always yelling? I've been in classrooms where the teacher yells and in others where the teacher didn't jell. I feel that I learned more in the classroom where the teacher didn't yell. Sincerely, Kelly Dolan Dear Editor, 1 think we should cut down on the fuel we use. It would help stop acid rain and pollution, and help save our forests, plants and wildlife I'm concerned about our future. Sincerely, Albert Dahl / Dear Editor, I hope you keep on making the paper so many children can read it too. so they will know about the different countries and states. Sincerely, Caprice Potter Imlll umlmmmmmmmmmmm More letters next week Illlllllilllllll mml Z/ L r'fl/So" 6'z Olympia Report By Adelle Ferguson KOMO-TV had ABC news biggie Ted Koppel on the other day to talk about television newscasting. And it was an interesting hour of fielding questions from the audience, although no one ever brought up my prime complaint about the way the electronic medium does its thing. Koppel made some valid points. You can't blame television entirely for the anger and frustrations gener- ated on the west coast by early predictions of Reagan's victory in 1980. After all, Jimmy Carter went on the air and conceded an hour before the polls closed out here. TV couldn't exactly ask the president to save his message until later, said Koppel. He admitted, however, that exit polling -- asking people leaving the polls how they voted -- created some problems and he said that the tele- vision industry, as a whole, "is doing a lot of soul searching" on the subject. He defended Frank Reynolds' angry outburst on the air over misinforma- tion that had been given on details of the shooting of President Reagan and said Reynolds had not been summarily jerked off the air for doing it. In fact, said Koppel, he and Reynolds were swapping off getting information and then going on the air with it, and it just happened that it was Koppel's turn to go on, and he had been out of sight, "getting my make-up on." Which brings me to my complaint about television news coverage. If there is one thing that television really excels at, it is putting you at the scene. No amount of still photographs could have captured that assassination attempt the way the film did. Where TV has fallen down on the job and continues to deteriorate, in my opinion, however, is its stroking of the massive egos of the various reporters, commentators, etc., who are on camera more than the news footage. Watching a reporter as he or she tells me the news is not my idea of the way television ought to work. The news -- the pictures -- should be the star of the program, not the person who is telling about it. Yet night or more TV through news. I want to talking about, They are more their hair looks, content of the And we've heardl complaint that depth with many tin]e, yet hardly that a large -- local, anyway so-called feature They could go major stories things to all people news with what appears copycat the way But then, some other day, saying" casters because, program, fill out the time Amen. Centennial Update/Back When 25 Years Ago in the Cheney Free Press Nov. l, 1957 The flu has Cheney in its grip, and health authorities are striving to halt it. Social activities have been cancelled, schools are closed and doctor's offices are jammed. That was the health picture in Cheney this week. Hardest hit in the commun- ity seemed to be the college campus residents, who were over flowing the school infirmary and missing classes. Absentees were running about 12 per- cent. An unoccupied wing of Hudson Hall has been opened to double available bed space for the college infirmary, and two nurses and several part-time people have been hired to take care of the increase. Cheney public schools, which had been suffering about a 30 percent loss in attendance, closed Thursday and Fri- day. Schools were expected to open on Monday, but the continued incidence of illness forced postponement of opening. School Superintendent Charles Salt said it was decided to keep the schools closed for the remainder of the week. .'%' '() ) ()v \\;\<\ Southwest Spokane County's Soil Con- servation Farmer of the year and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Dow, will be honored tonight at the annual banquet sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Jaycee Roy Miller will present the plaque. Washington's 1957 wheat crop is estimated over 69 million bushels, 15 percent above last year's production. "This bumper crop again shows that Washington farmers need a state wheat commission," said Verne Barbre, president of the Washington Associa- tion of Wheat The associatioP referendum which  mission. Cheney formed a pose of the to improve the community. What is proposal Spokane County appear on the Nov Districts to al are Sunset, Garden Springs Editorial: all increasing Cheney is a safer place example may ment. under the Edward Betz, the number of the quality of ment. 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