The Clackamas print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1989-2019, April 14, 1999, Image 1

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Check out this week's movie reviews in Arts &
Entertainment. Check them out on pages 6-7.
The Clackamas softball team upended previously
unbeaten Centralia. Read more on pages 8-9.
Program to focus
on Y2K today
noon to 1 p.m. in
room 108 A of the
Gregory Forum
Wednesday, April 14, Is ’’9
Volume XXXII, Issue 19
Clack imas Community Conea
Architects settle Noted author set to
A ssociate Editor
The Clackamas Board of Direc­
tors approved an out-of-court
settlement for $3.1 million from con­
tractors and subcontractors at its
March 10 meeting.
Additionally, a $120,000 settle­
ment was reached with Bates,
Barrantine, Lee Architects and their
insurance carriers.
Settlements have not yet been
reached with the manufacturers of
the exterior insulation and finish­
ing systems.
With these recent settlements,
Clackamas has recovered a little
over $4 million on the water intru­
sion damages.
The money is a repayment of the
$6 million the college spent to reno­
vate buildings and remove an al­
lergenic mold that was growing in­
side the walls of Streeter, Gregory
and Dye.
Reconstruction took nearly two
years. All four buildings were open
either last fall or, in the case of the
FRC, later this spring. Classes and
programs were housed in tempo­
rary modular systems, and no
classes at the college were elimi­
read on campus
ASG seeks candidates
Staff Writer
Clackamas students interested
in running for President or Vice
President of the Associated Stu­
dent Government must have their
applications in by no later than
April 16 at 5 p.m.
The ASG office is in the commu­
nity center and is open from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Information on the application
includes name, address, phone
number, social security number,
cumulative grade point average,
last term GPA, credits currently
enrolled for and number of terms
attending Clackamas.
The required minimum cumula­
tive GPA for a general ASG posi­
tion is a 2.5, but ASG President
David LeDoux said that the prefer­
able standard is a 3.0 to be consid­
ered for Officer Candidate. The
same requirement is expected for
last term's GPA.
An Officer Candidate must be
currently enrolled in at least 10 cred­
its, and be attending Clackamas
this term.
After the selection procedure,
the Elections Officer will notify
candidates who are eligible to run
for office. Next week candidates
will receive a list of guidelines. This
list will outline restrictions on what
can and cannot be done during
campaigns and elections. Actual
ASG elections will be held in May.
During their campaigns, candi­
dates will be able to put up post­
ers, and other means of publicity.
Each candidate will be also allowed
a campaign committee.
If any other information is
needed, contact ASG Vice Presi­
dent Bryan Fuentez, or the Student
Activities Office in CC 140 (ext.
Hawk Haven moves
News Editor
Leslie Rapacki has a passion for
taking care of injured birds and
mammals that are foundering and
in need of help. This week Rapacki
and the 20 birds of prey she has
cared for at Hawk Haven will be
moving to a new home outside
Rapacki has worked at the Envi­
ronmental Learning Center, located
on the north end of the campus,
for the last 14 years. Three years
ago she took over the birds of prey
rehabilitation program when the
ELC was in a financial bind.
“I just couldn’t leave these
guys,” she said. At the time, it
looked like the rehabilitation pro­
gram would go under and the birds
moved to other programs around
the state.
She separated the program from
the ELC and, with help and encour­
agement from the ELC Board of Di­
rectors, she applied for special pur­
pose permits and possession re­
habilitation permits from the state
and federal governments in order
to keep the hawks, owls and other
assorted wildlife on the site.
Hawk Haven has birds of prey
housed in special cages on the ELC
grounds, where the public can
come by to see them and witness
their feeding and care by Rapacki
and her crew of volunteers.
Last year Shadow, a bam owl,
escaped from his cage when it was
left open just a little too far during
feeding time. Shadow hid out in the
tall trees surrounding the campus
See Haven, page 4
Feature Editor
Ernest J. Gaines, recently in­
ducted into the American Acad­
emy of Arts and Letters and the
author of eight books, will read
and sign books Friday April 23
at 7:30 p.m. in the Gregory Fo­
Gaines' most current success
is his novel A Lesson Before
Dying. Not only has it been
made into an HBO movie to de­
but on April 17, but it was also
an Oprah’s Book Club Selection
in October of 1997, won the 1994
National Book Critics Circle
Award, and has been selected
by the Alabama Shakespeare Fes­
tival to be presented as a stageplay
later this year. Gaines' last novel
to be made into a movie was A
Gathering of Old Men by CBS
Television in 1987.
After spending a year teaching
the first creative writing class ever
given in France at the University
of Rennes, Gaines has returned to
his post as Writer in Residence at
the University of Southwestern
There is a great appreciation for
Gaines’ work by both blacks and
whites. He is often invited to speak
and read at libraries. Ironically,
some of the libraries that have
asked him to speak are the same
libraries that had kicked him out
during our country’s segrega­
tion period.
As a good writer who hap­
pens to be black, Gaines doesn’t
favor labels. Often a book pub­
lisher will market a book for a
specific audience, depending on
the author and the content of
the text. In an interview from
the Writer’s Chronicle (Oct./
Nov. 1998), Gaines laments to
that trend, saying that “in the
States, no one is doing a damned
thing about trying to change it.”
See Gaines, page 5