Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-05-111
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O Weber State College SQQMDOS y The 'Solar Rock' concert starts tomorrow at noon. Bring a blanket and some friends. Kick back and enjoy the tunes. Vol. 44 No. 52 Friday, May 11, 1984 u u On the campaign trail Owens Drums Up Support At Ogden Press Luncheon by David C. Wright Staff Reporter Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Wayne Owens held a press luncheon in Ogden last Wednesday. Owens told the gathered reporters that he was his own fifth choice for governor. He said that his first choice was current govenor Scott Matheson. Owens said that he contacted Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson, Attorney Oscar McConkie, and finally Don Holbrook. All chose not to run. "I saw that it was basically going to be a choice between three or four others. I decided that I was better prepared, and had the stomach, and would make a better candidate and a better governor," said Owens. Owens said that nine county conventions were held last week, with 142 delegates at stake. He added that he had won 75 percent of those delegates. Owens said that those delegates represent less than ten percent of the total delegate vote, but that "there is a certain sense of momemtum about it." In discussing the democratic platform, Owens said that the initial planks are taxes, education, and economic development. About these planks Owens said, "They are very sound, they're very straightforward, our hope is to simply concentrate on those issues of greatest importance and not get into divisive, social issues in the category of something we can't do anything much about -and the public dosn't really want us to do anything anyway." Owens was asked whether or not the democratic party could remain strong if the race between him and Kem Gardner were to go to the convention. Owens cited four past successful democrats in the state former Senator Frank Moss, former governor Cal Rampton, Govenor Scott Matheson, and former congressman Gunn MaKay and said that they all had tough primaries. "I don't think the stress is going to hurt us, it will impose pain in the sense that it takes money out of democratic economy earlier than we would like." Owens labeled himself as a "Fiscal Conservative. . . My record shows it, I voted for a balanced budget my two years in congress," he said. Noting the heavily republican majority in the state legislature, Owens said that he believes he can get along well with that body. "I think there would be some conflicts, but I have a more conciliatory personality," he said. Owens added that the legisature wants to be consulted by the governor, and that they want to offer input into the policys made by a governor. Owens said that there are major differences between him and his foremost opponent, Kem Gardner. "We are very different in backgrounds: he has been a very successful businessman. I think he has not had a balanced background of experience. By contrast I think I have." Owen cited his eleven year tenure "in and around the federal government, and six of those years were in Utah," he said. Owens said that a governor of Utah must know how to deal with the federal government because of the large impact it has on the state. Owens said that he would continue to solicit Utah minerals to foreign nations, a program Governor Scott Matheson has been actively engaged in. Owens was asked about attracting "high tech" corporations to Utah. "That's really the type of thing you like to get into Utah, because those high see "Owens" on page 2. ' ' J t ; vv A y t ' ;: - - ! ... , V i -1 ' f - - - ( ' I I ;- . " i f I r I j j I ; Signpost photoGrove Pashley Democratic gubernatorial candidate, held before the July convention is held. Wayne Owens, made a campaign stop in The first one will be in Ogden on May 30, Ogden this week. Three debates will be at the Weber County Library. Primary Elections Knock Adams, Noorlander Out Of Race by Chris Larsen Staff Reporter The results of the primary elections for the office of executive vice president and the senate seat for the School of Business were released yesterday. Tina Walker received the most number of votes (228) in the primary election for the office of executive vice president. Jim Harvey followed with 175 votes, which cut Randy Noorlander, who finished with 99 votes, out of the race. For the senate seat for the School of Business, Curtis Brietweiser swept the field with 220 votes. Barren Katich, who was behind in votes on Tuesday, came back to barely edge Steve Adams, 140 votes to 139. Adams asked for a recount, but the recount also showed that Katich won by a one-vote margin. Gordon Chatland, chairman of the elections, said 518 students, approximately 5 percent of the studentbody, voted for the candidate of their choice in the primary elections on Tuesday and Wednesday.Chatland was unhappy about the turnout at the voting booths. He said it was a waste "running the polls and not have anyone use them.' He said that only four people voted in booths set up in the Life Sciences Building. Because of the low percentage of students that voted the "business seat shows that your vote counts, (the one-vote margin)" said Chatland. About the Primaries, Tina Walker said, "I am ex cited for the opportunity. I was really disgusted with the turnout. The Primaries are just as important as the general elections." Opponent Jim Harvey said, "I was pleased getting in and that enough people cared about the quality and experiences." Candidate for the Business Senate seat Curtis Brietweiser said, "I hope to see the voter turnout increase in the general elections." There will be another open forum and discussion between candidates on Monday, May 14, at noon in the Union Building, and at 6 p.m. at Promontory Towers. On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15 and 16, the general elections will be held, and on Thursday at noon, the election results will be announced.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-05-11, Vol. 44, No. 52|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|