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November 18, 2010


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Board of Works Meeting & Higher Water Bills

Greencastle’s Board of Works meeting focused on the collection of unwanted debris at a local prison. Water lift stations are cluttered, making it difficult to transport water to treatment camps. Excess debris is caused by prisoners flushing unnecessary things down drains and toilets. The Board of Works has recently installed nets to trap debris before it enters the lift stations. The nets are then emptied and debris is discarded. This has proven to be a successful.

Another issue discussed was the new and improved way of reading water meters. In the past, workers have had to walk to meters and read them by hand. Now there is a hand held radio reader that can be used from trucks. It is a computerized method that has helped workers collect more information about water use. Bills have increased for citizens as water usage has been more accurately reported. This safer and more efficient process has established a greater amount of revenue for the city of Greencastle. The water budget will be discussed in more detail at their next meeting.

Pre-Monon Letter Not a Major Factor in Weekend’s Behavior

The pre-Monon letter sent out by Presidents Brian Casey and Pat White last week did not play a large role in the behavior shown by Wabash and DePauw students. DePauw director of strategic communications Jon Coffin says that the letter that was sent out to faculty and students was meant to simply be a reminder of what was expected. Coffin feels the game was tasteful and the letter had positive effects on the fans.

Many Depauw students have different feelings about the behavior at the game. DePauw Junior Luisa Myavec says the actions of the Wabash fans were inappropriate and rude.

MYAVEC: “I did see Wabash people purposely walk through the DePauw tailgate basically just to cause conflict and they just wanted to get in fights.”

Myavec and many other students feel the two presidents expect an unrealistic amount of respect between the two student bodies.

MYAVEC: I did see Wabash people purposely walk through the DePauw tailgate basically just to cause conflict and they just wanted to get in fights.

Students seem to agree that it will take more than a letter to tone down the Monon rivalry.

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