The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 74, No. 26, Ed. 1, Tuesday, December 2, 1986 Page: 5 of 8
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Students living oa campus who UK
the ACU Telecommunications
long-distance service usually benefit
financially in addition to receiving
good service said Tom Chilton
director of ACU Telecommunica-
tions. Chilton who has been telecom-
munications director for one year
was formerly with Telecommunica-
tions International Inc. a
telecommunications consulting firm
in penver. He said he baa been in
the telecommunications business for
The university's telecommunica-
tion system was installed in August
1985 after a nine-month review
period by the administration
"The decision was a result of a
practical alternative to leasing the
none system from Southwestern
he said "15 years ago ACU
not to purchase the pheee
system because Southwestern Bell
offered local aad teag a-taace ser-
vices at ataeet ae charge. But sJace
the FCC dereguletieB we weren't
sure what the price per liae would
be ptus the steadily service charges
aad the price ef purtbialwg each
Southwestera Bell currently
charges a deposit for iastsJktloa of
approximately $S0. The moathly
service charge for a resMcace k
$11.50. ACU Ttkcotasranketions
charges no installatkm fee aad no
monthly service fee. Therefore local
4r calls are a free service to co-campus
The long distance service provid-
ed by ACU can only be used with
access numbers assigned by the
This has caused some of the stu-
dents to protest became they cannot
use long distance access numbers
from other long distance service
companies such as MCI US Sprint
AT&T aad LDL.
"Because there is no monthly ser-
vice charge aad as hsstsllatioa fee
or deposit required we have to have
-4pi way to cover our overhead"
Chilton said. "We buy our leag
dktaace service ia bulk which
mesas we buy miwutes from cam
peaks Ufce MCI US Sprint
Southwestera BeM aad AT&T.
"It depeads ea who caa effer ue
the lowest rates. There are auay
'Jr factors that deterauae the lewest
rate. We look at the overall quantity
discount before we make our deci-
sion. We thea purchase the minutes
in bulk from the coaipeay that has
the best rates. Therefore rates for
long distance service may vary from
month to month" he said.
"The profits ACU makes from
the long distance service are turned
back into the service for the pur-
chase of more equipment" said
"Last year a $50 deposit was re-.-
quired from each long distance
Lm user" he said. "This year we felt
that the deposit was too much and
decided to eliminate it. So far col-
lections have been very goed.
"For those students that want to
use their owa access numbers from
the other compeaka pay phones
have beea provided" said ChUtoa.
"We are not the cheapest loeg
distance service everytime but
overall we are coaakteaUy com-
petitive because of the way we pur-
chase in bulk at a quantity dis-
count" Chilton said.
If other long distance services
( were allowed on campus ACU
V would have to charge a deposit as
well as a monthly service charge he
A service call is responded to
within 24-hours and usually the
same day it was reported be said.
Billing is bandied in the
first. "We give notke to delinquent
accounts aad usually nun off ser-
vice after 30-tkys past due payment
date unless arranged otherwise"
Non-collection is considered uni
versity business aad Is turned over
to the business office he said. Then
the telecommunications bill is add-
ed to the school account.
"We are flexible with billing ar-
rangements" said Chilton. 7It's
bcner to come and talk to us about
any problems with payment than to
evade the delinquent account
I Jsnke Huebner senior social
work major from Houston said she
had mixed feelings about the long
"I have had aa access number for
three years through another service
t (h that I can't use on these phones"
she said. "The school wants you to
buy their service aad I think It's an
invasion of my privacy and a
monopoly on the school's part
"I think the free phone hook-up is
' great but I go off campus to call
long distance so I can use my
private access number" Huebner
said. "I think the long dktaufe ser-
vice is a hassle."
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dies at age 82
Sarrior Jaapar Davta ! graatad as h leaves the field by seveivyear-otd Colby Freeman right and
teur-ytar-oW KeM Fraaman after the Wildcats' loss to Wast Texas State. Colby and Ketsl are the
grandchtkkeri of ACU aeetetarrt footbaH coach Ted Sltton. ACU lost a chance at the playoffs when the
Buffetoee came from behind to score 25 points In the second half of the game.
LOS ANGELES (API - Cary
Grant was one of the lest of
Hollywood's suave leading men a
class act on the screen or strolling
down the street and a cut above to-
day's rough-and-ready crew of
screamers and punchers.
Grant who died of a stroke
Saturday in Davenport Iowa at 82
had classic features that made
women's hearts ache and men jcal-
oust square jaw deft chin perfect
line of raven hair sparkling brown
eyes and lilting voice.
And when the hair turned silver
Grant was still trim and enduring
and still captured hearts with less
trouble than actors half his age.
On the screen he romanced Mae
West Irene Dunne Katharine
Hepburn Grace Kelly Audrey
Hepburn and Deborah Kerr. His
love life off-screen included five
wives and actress Sophia Lorcn
who described their affair in her
Grant said when he turned 80
that he had no intention of
titillating the world with what he
called "kiss-and-tell books"
Grant made his last movie 20
years ago and committed himself to
serving on the corporate boards of
Fabergc Hollywood Park and
MGM but the devilish romantic
refused to fade from the public's
"He was the most handsome wit-
ty aad stylish leading man both on
aad off the screen. I adored him and
it's sad loss for all of us" said ac-
tress Eva Marie Saint who ap-
peared with Grant ih "North By
Northwest" in 1959
Grant was among the stars of
Hollywood's Golden Age: Clark
Gable. Gary Cooper William
Powell and the survivor Jimmy
Stewart. Impossible to imagine
them throwing a public tantrum or
hitting a photographer! They didn't
"Who do you think you are?" an
angry autograph seeker once
shouted when the actor declined to
sign a piece of paper.
"I know who I am" Grant
replied. "I haven't the vaguest idea
who you are and furthermore I
Grant was often criticized as.- a
man limited to light comedy and
adventure but he reminded critics
about the difficulties of his medi-
um. "I always remember what the
great English actor A.E. Matthews
said on his deathbed" Grant said
during a personal appearance last
year. "Someone asked how he felt.
Dying's tough' he replied 'But
not as tough as comedy'"
"I often wonder how I'm going to
do it" Grant said last year. "Do
you ever wonder how you are going
to do it whether you are going to
embarass someone or do it in your
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CALL YOUR PARENTS?
a) When you're stuck in your room because
someone "pennied" your door.
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; studies are going note that you
; can count on AT&T for consis-
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you for using AT&T then
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