Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-08-121
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r iflhe - " n u Tuesdu, 12 August 1986 Vol. 46 No. 67 Council awards thousands v7 ... . ! V t. " - S - I 1 $ 4 r - ,:'A1 .... v--7 . NEW WSC FRESHMEN try rappeliing Weber State R.O.T.C. assisted in the during orientation last week. The event. (Signpost photo: Jeff Bybee.) Heather Forsgren Asst. News Editor Furniture bids for the soon to be completed J. Willard Marriott Allied Heath Building were accepted in a special meeting of the Institutional Council. In the meeting held last Tuesday, Aug. 5, the council split $302,470 between nine companies that will supply interior furnishings for the building. The total cost for the entire project will total about $365,000, with individual sections ranging in cost from $2,000 to over $100,000. The bids were issued in sections including office furniture for the dean's suite and examination room supplies. The largest single bid, $132,470, went to All Steel, Inc. in Aurora, 111. for office furniture. Hill-Rom Industries of Batesville, Indiana will provide $45,163 worth of hospital equipment, and $37,618 is going to Utah Correctional Industries for classroom furniture. Robert Folsome of architecture and engineering services said they sent out numerous bid requests to Ogden institutions. Tri-West Office was the only company to respond to these requests.Tri-West was awarded the bid for lab stools, although they were not the lowest bidder. Kelly and Company from Salt Lake City turned in the lowest bid but was unable to give a bid bond in accordance with regulations. The bid bond is just a technicality, said Folsome, meaning the company will go under contract within five days of being awarded the bid. "To accept a bid without a bid bond, we are in greater jeopardy," said Dr. Jerald T. Story of the Business Affairs office. Yet to' be awarded are bids on a portion of the building that is being re-bid due to factory changes in the merchandise. Storey said he wants to award the bid before the council meets again in September. The bids for this section are expected to be reviewed and awarded within the week. Also at the meeting, the council awarded a $63,264 contract ot Stuki Miller Inc. of Ogden to re-roof the Weber State education building and the north end of the Stewart Library. The refurbishing is needed because of excessive drainage in the past, according to Folsome. Connection loose Water damages building Susan Fishburn News Editor A water connection that pools into a juice vending machine worked its way loose last weekend, causing water damage in the Wildcat Lanes. The water was discovered Sunday around 5:30 p.m. "The insurance people are looking at it. Right now, we don't know what the damages are," said Karl G. Wood, associate director of campus life operations. The hardwood approaches to the bowling alley sustained the worst damage. The narrow slats warped and buckled in the flooding. Sheet rock was damaged in the ceiling between the first and second floors. The sheet rock around the vents was also damaged. Yesterday, the bowling alley was open because of the need to hold classes there. "They are operating as best they can," Woods said. Satellite capability discovered Programmers say pirating days are over Those at the Weber State College Center for aerospace technology say they can help catch satellite pirates they are taking steps to do so. Robert Twiggs, director of the aerospace center and an associate professor in the WSC electronics department, said that they are looking specifically at identifying those who use satellite dishes to tap into satellites used by HBO and others in order to steal programming or jam the channel. "HBO has had a lot of problems with people interfering," Twiggs said. Currently there is no way to catch these satellite thieves, but Twiggs said using low altitude satellites, similar to the Northern Utah Satellite, or NUSAT, launched by Weber State last year would make it easy to spot the culprit. "With the best electronics we could pinpoint the location to within a mile. HBO has said they only need to be within 50 miles," he said. The illegal satellite jammers send signals to the movie channels on the same frequency the satellite uses to rebroadcast to earth-bound subscribers. "They enjoy garbling the channel for everyone else," Twiggs said. The Weber State satellite would listen for illegal radar transmissions and, in two passes over the spot, could come up with a general location. From there the companies have equipment to quickly find the offender. "Every NUSAT satellite we put up from now on will have the electronics on it to find these malicious satellite jammers," Twiggs said. Students at the college are currently fabricating a second satellite. The WSC professor said that the college has not received specific contracts from satellite owners to pursue the project, but there has been a great deal of interest expressed, he said. "Even if we don't get any requests we plan to pursue it on our own," he noted. Twiggs said he thinks the college will send its second satellite into space during the first year that NASA resumes space shuttle flights.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-08-12, Vol. 46, No. 67|
|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.|