The Clackamas print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1989-2019, January 13, 1999, Image 1

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Sports Scores
CCC students talk about what Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. has meant to them. Read more on page 2.
A new geology mural goes on display in the Pauling
Center.
See story and pictures on pages 4.
Women’s Basketball
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Linn-Benton
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Melinda Freeman 14 pts., 5 st
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Jared Price 18 pts., 8 assts.
CCC [2-0, 12-4] - Ranked #8 in NWAACC
Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Day will be
Monday January 18.
There will be no
classes.
Volume XXXII, Issue 9
Broken waterpipe damages books
KARL KATZKE
Staff Writer
Over 1800 books were damaged
when a drinking water pipe burst
in the ceiling of the Dye Learning
Center in December and flooded
the lower floor of the library.
According to Cyndi Andrews,
Director of Library Services, the
books were damaged by water dur­
ing the cold snap on Dec. 21,1998.
Out of the more than 1800 dam­
aged books, 682 of were destroyed
outright, at a cost of approximately
$20,000.
“Each book costs us a minimum
of $30 to $40,” Andrews said. She
cited as an example one book on
the list, which costs $75.
Dow Columbia, the company
that assisted in repairing water in­
trusion damage to the Dye Learn­
ing Center, also helped with this
latest water-related problem.
“The library found Dow to be
very easy to work with and very
quick to respond,” added Andrews.
“Because of them, about 1200
books are already back on the
shelves of the library.”
Most of the damaged books,
Andrews said, were in categories
of history, science, religion, and
philosophy. The library is commu­
nicating with instructors, and all of
the books that are necessary for
classes will be replaced, according
to Collection Librarian Terry
Mackey.
“I don’t think that it’s going to
immediately affect students,”
Mackey said. “But if we replace
books that were flooded, this is
money we don’t have to purchase
current books.”
The flooding was discovered by
staff members in the Plant Services
Department. Earlier that day, the
How waterlogged
books are fixed
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Clackamas sent the books
damaged by flooding to
Dow Columbia, one of the
leading businesses in the
field of document restora­
tion. Over 50% of the vol­
umes were able to be re­
stored to their original con­
dition. So, how are water
damaged books made to
appear like new?
•Wet books are placed in
a humidity control cubicle.
Each cubicle measures 1.5
ft. by 1.5 ft. and can hold a
large number of books.
•The books are stood on
end in the cubicles, and
Styrofoam dividers used to
separate groups of pages.
KARL KATZKE/ Clackamas Print
The water damage to many of the Library's books was beyond repair. A majority of the books could
be saved by drying them out with a special process.
library staff had also noticed that
the fire extinguisher system was
leaking, so most of the bookshelves
were covered with plastic. The
drinking water pipe burst sometime
around 8 p.m., as the regular Plant
Services staff was cleaning the
building.
“We were very lucky, to tell you
the truth,” Andrews said. “Other­
wise, the damages would have
been much more extensive.”
The majority of the library staff
was available to help Plant Ser­
vices clean up the damaged por­
tions. Thousands of books were
shifted during the two remaining
weeks of winter break while Plant
Services dried the carpeting and
the air inside the building.
As of press time, no one is sure
exactly how much this disaster is
going to cost the school. Many
books will need to be replaced, and
according to Mackey, plans to ac­
quire books from used book
sources are in the works.
Plant Services also has plans to
replace the water-damaged carpet­
ing over the summer. The adhesive
that holds the carpeting to the floor
has soaked up into the fiber of the
carpeting, which makes the carpet­
ing impossible to keep clean.
“The carpeting is tacky to the
touch, and this attracts dirt like the
sticky side of a piece of tape,” said
Associate Dean of Plant Services
Carol Patterson.
In addition to the extensive dam­
age to the library, Barlow Hall and
Pauling Hall also experienced dif­
ficulties with the cold weather, ac­
cording to Patterson. A part of the
cooling system in Pauling Hall will
need to be replaced before Spring
Term, and the heating system in the.
Auto shop at Barlow Hall has al­
ready been replaced in order to
make the building usable for the
Winter Term.
According to Sara Simmons,
Administrative Assistant for Col­
lege Services, Clackamas expects
to recoup some damages from in­
surance.
Patterson said that most of the
cost of replacing the carpet and the
costs of the heating and cooling
repairs might be covered.
Patterson also stated that Plant
Services had already taken steps
before the incident to make sure
that the pipes in all of the build­
ings were safe from freezing con­
ditions. Temperatures at Clacka-
•Each cubicle is airtight,
and a de-humidifier pulls
the water out of the pages
and into the air. A fan then
circulates the wet air out of
the cubicle.
•Each day the Styrofoam
dividers are rotated.
•The process takes ap­
proximately one week. An
individual book would take
2-3 days to dry.
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mas dipped into the single digits
that evening, which froze parts of
the pipes that were outside of or in
the walls of the building. The cold
was transmitted by the metal, first
causing the fire system to leak, and
then causing the drinking water
system to build enough pressure to
burst when ice formed in one pipe.
“All of the precautions were in
place,” said Patterson. “It’s just
that extreme cold... it’s a freaky
thing.”
Registration has problems
Silent Witness:Silhouettes of
Domestic Violence comes to CCC
KARL KATZKE
Staff Writer
MANDI LINSTROM
Staff Writer
TONI MCMICHAEL / Clackamas Print
On display are 18 wood
figures painted red, each
representing a victim.
Silent Witness: Silhouettes of
Domestic Violence, an art exhibit
from a group of Minnessota writ­
ers and artists, is on display this
week in the Community Center
Fireside Lounge, to raise aware­
ness about physical violence in
the lives of many women.
Domestic violence is quickly
becoming a preventable killer of
many innocent people, mostly
women and children.
The Silent Witness exhibit, which
originated less than a decade ago
in the United States and is co­
sponsored by Connections:
Women Creating Community, is
an opportunity to view the 18
wood figures representing
women victims of violence, in­
cluding 17 women from Oregon.
A discussion panel, hosted by
Crimanal Justice Instructor Ida
Flippo, who also knew one of the
victims represented in the dis­
play, will be held Thursday from
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in
CC127.
The discussion is open to all
students and individuals who
would like to gain an insight into
the affects of abuse or who have
a personall experience with do­
mestic violence.
Approximately 400 students
were de-registered at the beginning
of winter term due to problems
with the new Datatel system, ac­
cording to Diane Drebin, Registrar.
Each of these students received
a letter in the mail stating that they
had not paid within the requisite
10 days after registering for
classes. This warning letter is sent
out ten days after the registration,
and includes a specific date by
which students are required to pay.
Most of the students who were
de-registered this term, according
to Drebin, were recipients of finan­
cial aid, but had not checked in
with the cashier’s office to find out
if their financial aid had come
through.
“Students should have been put
on a list that would have kept them
from being de-registered... or
signed a promissory note,” said
Drebin.
Drebin also said that some stu­
dents who had notified the
cashier’s office that they were re­
ceiving financial aid, and whom
had taken steps to ensure payment
were still de-registered.
“De-registration for winter term
has been placed on hold for two
weeks until college administration
can come to a decision about how
this process should happen,”
Drebin said.
Students who experienced prob­
lems with payments should contact
the Registrar’s office or the Cash­
ier.