Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-10-141
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Local lots Unforgivable J v pi. Jackson come'out jammed absence S : tops the list at night see page 2 see page 4 seepages see page 7 . Friday, Oct. 14, 1988 Celebrating the Weber State College Centennial Voi.49,No9 Gubernatorial hopefuls address Convo By Jill Titensor News Editor "I come to you as a candidate that fits the Utah mold," said Gov. Norman Bangerter at Convocation yesterday a statement that scared some students. Gubernatorial candidate Merrill Cook and Jim Davis, who represented Ted Wilson, also spoke at the Convocation entitled "Gubernatorial Race Meet the Men." The candidates each had 15 minutes to state their platforms and answer questions from the audience. Each candidate mentioned tax initiatives A, B and C a major issue in an election Cook called "the most important in decades in Utah's current history." Bangerter said, "I don't support Tax Initiatives. I'm opposed to them because they go too far. However, I do support tax limitations and have for over ten years." Cook supports the tax initiatives. A better standard of living and higher salaries for people is the number one priority for Utah, he said. "I don't think we can do that with the policies that we've been following." He feels that reducing taxes "taking a 6 sliver out of government spending" would create a greater piece of the economic pie for Utahns. "Working men and women need the higher paycheck that will result from less taxes taken out of that paycheck." During his speaking time, Bangerter boasted of "the lowest unemployment rate at 4.7 percent . . . since 1979." As far as education is concerned, Cook said there will be more money for education through an expanded economy. One way Cook proposes to hi 1 --y i I L it V j. . ... .... . . Norman Bangerter (The Signpost photo: Darwin Shaw) deal with education is by increasing teachers' work loads. He said that by increasing teaching loads at three of the nine institutions of higher education in Utah to half of the teaching load at WSC, it would save $28 million of taxpayers' money. Recognizing Weber's commitment to education, Davis said the "future of the state of Utah is in our commitment to education, in our commitment to people and in our commitment to preserving the quality of life you've inherited." Davis expounded on what he believes to be the three ideals subscribed to by Utahns: a quality home in which to live, a quality education and a good job that will pave the way to meeting those ideals. "Unfortunately, 10,000 people a year in Utah are being left out of that dream," Davis said. They are moving out of the state. He referred to Bangerter as a governor whos goal is to keep Utah a status quo state. With 10,000 people moving out of the state each year, Davis said, "That's not Utah; that's not progress; and that's not the future." He mentioned that Wilson was involved in bringing a world-class, international airport to Salt Lake City a move that created thousands of jobs for Utahns. " He said that it was Wilson's leadership and expertise that brought people together and made Salt Lake a "mega-trend city." While in office, Davis said, Wilson bettered, the economy not by lopping off programs like the tax initiatives would, but by "skillfully using a scalpel to provide opportunity for people." The Wilson campaign has developed a nine point program to better Utah's future, Davis said. However, there was not time to cover it. One member of the audience expressed concern about Wilson finishing the job of governor if he is elected, referring to Wilson's record of quitting office before completing a term. Davis stressed that Wilson completed two 4-year terms and three years of a third 4-year term as mayor of Salt Lake City. At that time he resigned for personal reasons. "If elected to governor he will serve four years or eight years or whatever." "We Wilson supporters are here today because we believe that Ted Wilson . . . can deliver." However, Bangerter doesn't feel the same. "Wilson is not the leader he'd have you believe," he said. "You don't quit in the middle of a term when you're V V Merrill Cook (The Signpost photo: Darwin Shaw) a leader." Bangerter addressed problems of the past policies and programs that have been attacked over and over during his administration. "I'm sure you have been told in the last half hour that the sky is falling, that Utah is going nowhere. (see CONVO on page 3) Leber's shuttle -buses bursting at the seams By James Powner Staff Reporter The campus shuttle service has been quite the "hot item" for students this year, especially for those utilizing the free daily parking at the Dee Events Center. Students are letting it be known that a need exists for an additional bus to be run and for the service to extend its 10 minute pick-up service into the late afternoon. Tami Dulin, a freshman in general studies, said, "Since I can't park over there in the other "B" parking, because it's always full, I'd like to see at least one more bus running. I'd also like to see the buses run between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. every 10 minutes." Myra Jamieson, a sophomore in elementary education, said, "At 12:30 p.m., there is such a crowd that I had to wait 45 minutes to get on the bus. It took the bus three trips to handle all the students at our stop." Jack Sheehan, Motor Pool Supervisor, said, "In order for us to better service the students and riders, I'd like to see us get better equipment to handle the heavy loads of students." He also said, "We have just recently been allocated the funds to run the third bus between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m." "The shuttle bus is currently funded experimentally using interest generated from campus funds." said Marie Kotter, Vice President for student services. When asked what was being done to meet the students' requests for better service, Sheehan said, "I will propose it to my supervisor (Greg Pack), and then he needs to follow suit until it gets to the vice president to be approved. Greg Pack, WSC travel coordinator, said,"We have had quite a few complaints. The buses we have are quite dilapidated. Everyone is aware of the situation. We are trying to accommodate as many people as we can, and I feel we are doing a pretty good job with what we have to work with" "I'd like to see the students support this effort. If they do, it will greatly increase the possibility of the third bus running at the peak hours," Sheehan said. Sheehan stated that support from students could be in the form of a signed petition, outlining the needs to be met by the shuttle service. Present Shuttle running schedule: 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every 10 minutes; 2 p.m to 5 p.m. every 20 minutes.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-10-14, Vol. 49, No. 9|
|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.|