The Clackamas print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1989-2019, April 07, 1999, Image 1

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Hungarian student Gabor Szalanczy opines on
conditions in Yugoslavia. Read more on page 6.
Award-winning local poet Kim Stafford reads at
Clackamas from his latest book, A Thousand Friends of
Rain.
Read more on page 8.
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Volume XXXll, Issue
18
McLoughlin elevator shut down
JEREMY STALLWOOD
Feature Editor
The McLoughlin Hall elevator
will be closed for a maximum of two
months while it is being repaired,
according to Kirk Pearson, Direc­
tor of Physical Plant in the college’s
Plant Services department.
The problem started when a stu­
dent reported the elevator making
an odd noise to stationary engi­
neer Ken Kellogg. Kellogg checked
out the elevator and made the de­
cision to close it down.
The closure of the McLoughlin
Hall elevator, of course, is a great
inconvenience. Disabled students
who are unable to climb stairs now
cannot reach second story classes,
but now, thanks to the efforts of
Bill Zuelke, of disabled students
services, and Jeani Preble, secre­
tary to Dean of Students Liz
Goulard, there is a scheduled relo­
cation of classes.
Students who saw the warning
posted to the side of the elevator
came to Zuelke with the concern
of getting to their classes. From
those students’ comments came a
list of classes that needed to be
moved.
“More than half of the students
that have come to me and said, ‘I
can’t do stairs,’ I wouldn’t have
guessed would have a problem,”
said Zuelke.
All faculty involved in second
story McLoughlin classes were
notified and there was a meeting
with all involved department chairs
last term where Zuelke addressed
the issue.
What is technically wrong, ac­
cording to Pearson, is that there is
a leakage in the hydraulic system
that is dripping into the storage
tank of the hydraulic fluid. In ad­
dition, there is ground water filter­
ing in and creating a puddle at the
bottom of the elevator shaft. The
concern is that this water could be
causing corrosion of the hydraulic
jack. If this is not corrected, the
jack could fail, potentially trapping
someone inside the elevator.
According Pearson, repairs
could take up to two months. Re­
pairmen will have to remove the old
hydraulic jack, possibly drill to
make the new one fît, and on top of
availability of parts, the project
could become problematical.
The elevator’s assessment is still
in progress, said Pearson.
The school is still working on
relocating classes and further ques­
tions should be directed to Zuelke
at ext. 2268 or the Help Center at
ext 2770.
TONI MCMICHAEL/ Clackamas Print
Clackamas student Joan Baer uses the soon to be defunct
elevator In McLoughin Hall.
Computer virus skips Clackamas
KARLKATZKE
Associate Editor
Clackamas has not seen any of
the effects of the so-called “Mel­
issa Virus” that is sweeping
through the computer networks of
the world.
Roger Woods, a technician for
the Information Technology Ser­
vices Department here on campus,
said, “I haven’t heard of anyone
getting it [on campus]... We are
lucky that we haven’t been hit so
far.”
The “Melissa Virus,” according
to an Associated Press Internet
release by Chris Allbritton, arrives
at its victims’ computers disguised
as an email from a friend, with a
note in the subject that the attached
file is an important document.
The trouble begins when the re­
cipient of the document downloads
the file and opens it in Microsoft
Word. A macro, or a series of com­
puter instructions, that is embed­
ded in the file immediately digs into
the Microsoft Outlook email direc­
tory, mailing copies of itself to the
first 50 email addresses it finds.
Many of the problems that the
Melissa virus causes are not the
result of direct damage by the vi­
rus. Instead, the problems are
caused when many users are af­
fected and download the file, send­
ing hundreds of thousands of
emails to each other. Overloaded
computer e-mail servers crash,
sometimes destroying expensive
equipment in the process.
Most users on Clackamas’ cam­
puses do not use Microsoft Out­
look as their email program, accord­
ing to Woods. Instead, most users
keep their email addresses and
other information in GroupWise,
the mail program that is resident
on Clackamas’ servers. Even if
someone does download the “Me­
lissa Virus,” it cannot proliferate if
it cannot find the correct software,
although it still affects Microsoft
Word, corrupting the Normal.Doc
template, so any Word files created
after a computer is infected will be
able to transmit the virus.
Novell, the company that distrib­
utes GroupWise, has confirmed
that Melissa cannot read the ad­
dress book from GroupWise, ac­
cording to Woods.
“As far as we know, it hasn’t
touched GroupWise,” said Woods.
The best way to keep from be­
ing infected, according to the As­
sociated Press story, is to refrain
from downloading files unless you
already know the content, and not
just the sender.
If you are using a campus com­
puter and you do download the
Melissa virus, and it infects your
computer, please alert Information
Technology Services (ITS) or the
computer lab supervisor immedi­
ately, even if the virus does not
email other users. Melissa still cor­
rupts Word files.
“We dodged the bullet on this
one,” said Woods.
Public Safety addresses car burglaries
KARLKAZKE
Associate Editor
TONI MCMICHAEL/ Clackamas Print
3 year old Chris Tabor, visits the Easter Bunny In the Skylight
dining room on Saturday, at an children's Easter function
sponsered by The Women's League of the Church of
Scientology for the Clackamas Foster Parents Association.
A rash of car burglaries alleg­
edly perpetrated by two un­
known men has plagued Clacka­
mas Community College and the
surrounding Oregon City com­
munities for the past three
months, according to Dean of
College Services Peter Angstadt.
In a an e-mail to all staff on
March 23, Angstadt stated that,
“There have been several [bur­
glaries] on the Oregon City cam­
pus of CCC last week.”
A staff member, eating lunch
in her car, saw a theft in progress
at the end of Finals Week, on
March 18 or 19, according to
Angstadt. A description of two
men, driving a silver two-door car
with a license plate that has the
first three numbers 830, and the
letters AA?. The last letter of the
license plate is not known. Be­
cause the numbers are first in the
license plate, it is thought to be
either an Oregon Trail license
plate, or a Washington State li­
cense plate.
These are the first hard facts
that the Oregon City police have
on the subjects, according to
Angstadt.
Items taken mostly include car
stereos and cellular phones, ac­
cording to Angstadt. “The items
stolen were taken, though appar­
ently if these guys see anything
of value, they take it,” he said.
If you see any theft in progress
on campus, first call 9-911 from a
campus phone, or 911 from a
regular or pay phone on campus.
Then call pubic safety at x2302.