Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-02-261
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What do students think about the free-hour proposal? Turn to page 6. Tuesday, February 26, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45 No. 35 Police Discuss DUI Roadblocks L Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series concerning the constitu-. - tionalitv o UUI roadblocks. In this in- slallment, feedback from the law enforcers is presented. In the next issue, the L lawyer's point of view will be discussed. by Pam Stoker News Editor Laws dealing with the drunk driver" are tough laws, and purposefully so. Thousands of lives have been lost or permanently damaged by the actions of a drunk driver. To uphold . our laws, we hire policemen. When a police officer.'; graduates from the Utah Academy, lie ; takes an oath to "serve mankind, to safeguard lives and property, to protect, the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression' or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder and to respect the . constitutional rights of all men to liberty, ' equality and justice." Drunk driving laws are not in question here; rather the methods chosen to enforce them, such as roadblocks, are. The constitution states, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched and Lhe persons or things to be seized. Lt. Gerald Peterson of the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) feels the roadblocks are an effective "tool;" more drunk drivers are apprehended, and the biggest benefit is the publicity they provide. In the pre-planned situation, fewer men are needed and it is therefore more cost-effective, according to Peterson. When a roadblock is set up, it is published in the local newspaper; the publicity a deterrant in itself. The UHP has discontinued the use of roadblocks until the courts have-decided the' constitutionality of using them. A roadblock is generally set up in an area high in accidents (usually alcohol-related). Men from local law enforcement agencies work with the highway patrol, blocking off a section of the highway with flashing lights to stop traffic. Stanchions direct traffic into a lane where officers are waiting. According to Archie Searle, police chief of Sunset City, a common practice is to pull over five or ten cars, allowing the rest of the traffic to pass. Each driver is checked, and if nothing see "Discuss" on page 3. lleber Sfote Signpost pholoMatlhew Brown Harassed In Missoula 1 1- f x4 K ' ;i ,;ir,iSn: 4 1 .1', i4 11 VVcbcr State's Aaron McCarthy had a rough time in Missoula at the University of Montana last Saturday night; the Wildcats were hosted by a crowd of angry spectators. Ahove, the crowd mocks Aaron McCarthy, fouled at I lie line. Below, a member of the crowd delivers a pizza to VVSC Head Coach Neil McCarthy. The crowd harassed Aaron throughout the entire game. Despite the obscenities yelled at him, Aaron kept his cool. During the second half of the. game, Aaron was hit from behind with the ball, and an unidentified spectator burst onto the court and tried to start a fight with a Weber Stale player, lie was quickly removed by security personnel and Montana was charged with a technical foul. The crowd also paraded a banner referring to Aaron's mother, who died six years ago from an aneurism. According to comments by Coach McCarthy appearing in the MoiiIiiiki Missoulian, he was very much displeased by the whole incident. State Leg. To Review WSC Budget by Rae Dawn Olbcrt Managing Editor WSC's preliminary budget proposal for the 1985-86 school year comes up for review this Wednesday. According to Dr. Rodney H. Brady, president of the college, the legislature usually waits until the last day of the session to authorize spending levels for the college. Weber State has submitted a preliminary budget which includes an r's budget, budget is prialions or other are those" 8.37 increase over last yea Brady explained that , fh(( divided into two partsji rfippi and "dedicated creti)l,j i revenues. Other reyntli I which are sent to the, legislature, and then returned to the"cqifce. Student tuition is one - exampld .. of other revenues. . . ' -3 "7 One-time and supplemental awards are not included in (he budget request as they are awarded on a one-time on-: ly basis. One-time award requests include $44,000 for non-instructional equipment, $360,000 for instructional see "Review" on page 2. Aid For Those Short On Time And Money? by Betty Edmondson Staff Reporter Students caught in a temporary financial bind at fee-paying time may have a new loan source soon. Craig Jacobsen, ASWSC academic vice president, is working on a proposal which would allow students to apply for short-term loans from the WSC Credit Union. These loans would be used to help tide students over those lag times between the awarding of a grant, for example, and the actual receipt of the money. "Many students who receive money from various sources often do not have check in hand when the time comes to pay bills," said Jacobsen. The plan he is working on would allow students to borrow $200-500 for a period of one to two months. ASWSC would establish the criteria for eligibility. There would be a small service charge, in addition to the interest on the loans. According to Jacobsen, the see "Aid" on 'ur 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-02-26, Vol. 45, No. 35|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|