Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-02-051
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-tr LJ Weber State College Friday, February 5, 1988 Vol. 48 No. 30 c UOOYEARSi r- ' - : : . : ft i t " ' yt- - " f" . . . - I ' ' v ' i it.-. "i - i ' -r- . v c ; ' --r " s - , ' " . -" ' iL " . i. ' -..-- ' r : " :7 v J Jv Jws, if y - ' y v. - : .t ? . 5 & : v i i v . . - r - T , -, i , - i i ' ., : ! 4 S "f - ; ; -,...,.,.,,..J.: , j M fe.-r A ALTHOUGH THE WSC Lady 'Cats have had a less than celebrated season this year, they are still supported by their avid young fans shown here at a recent basketball game in the Dee Event Center. (Signpost photo: Judd Bundy) Contra aid proposal loses Scott Summerill Staff Reporter After 10 hours of debate, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly defeated President Reagan's Contra aid proposal Wednesday bya219to211 vote. Proponents of the package argued that without U.S. support the Arias peace plan would fail and communistic rule will then spread throughout Central America. Rep. John Miller (R-Wash.) said the progress made toward peace and democracy is due to U.S. support in Central America. Rep. Howard C. Nielson (R-Utah) compared U.S. involvement in Nicaragua with the Vietnam experience. He said Nicaragua will fall to Communist rule, just as Vietnam fell, if the United States does not make a commitment to democracy. Opponents argued that moral leadership is needed rather than military support and that the United States should give the peace plan a chance to work. Rep. Bruce F. Vento (D-Minn.) said the United States has not complied with the commitments made toward peace in Nicaragua. He said the United States has not only not cooperated in the quest for peace, but it has been deceitful. Utah Reps. Phil Hansen and Howard Nielson voted for the proposal, while Rep. Wayne Owens voted against. Dining Services policy under fire Donna Brown Managing Editor A dining service policy is under fire at Weber State for the second time this year by members of the student senate. Rich Hoggan, arts and humanities senator, and Jaque Harris, black student association senator, introduced a resolution in last Monday's senate meeting which called for a WSC administration change of dining service policy and procedure by allowing all campus organizations to go off campus for the purchase of food. A similar resolution was introduced fall quarter. "It (the former resolution) was moved to a committee," Hoggan said, "and the bill's original sponsor felt he wasn't getting enough support from students and student leaders to warrant pursuing it." The original sponsor of the resolution, Jim Puffer, social science senator, said his resolution called for an amendment to the policy which said if Dining Services could not come within 10 percent of a competitor's price in comparing exact products, then student organizations would be allowed to purchase food off campus. According to Rick Sline, director of campus life, the current policy says all food provided on the campus will be provided by Dining Services. There are exceptions, according to Sline, such as fund raisers, pot-luck dinners and exceptions made by the deans of individual schools. Hoggan's resolution said many students, faculty and administrators would enjoy the opportunity of competitive price shopping for food activities to insure they are gctung the most for their money. "Food services have built a monopoly because WSC food services charges dramatically higher prices on foods than private off-campus food companies," Hoggan's resolution said. The resolution charged that Dining Services is a non-profit organization which should be more competitive in the pricing of food. "If groups were allowed to go off campus, food services would be forced to decrease prices in order to increase their volume," he said. ' Jerry Richardsen disagreed. "I came to the conclusion that food services is doing the best they can with the storage space they have since they are volume buyers." Richardsen is the allied health senator. "You just can't whip a dead horse and make it go anywhere; this issue is dead," Cliff Passey, non-declared majors senator said. "We just can't see into the future, we just don't know what's going to happen. If they do change the way that policy stands by allowing the students to go off campus, then the students are going to go off campus which means food services is going to go out of business." Passey said in the meeting Monday, "I don't want to be in favor of something that's going to harm the school." The food service policy at this campus is a matter of keeping the money in the family, according to Sline. He said the college is a closed system and if Dining Services loses money, it has to be made up from the budget of some other auxiliary on campus like the bookstore, which in turn costs the students more money. (see POLICY on page 6) " - ; V fiD(o Winterfest recap see entertainment page 7 A News Opinion A Entertainment A Sports A Classifieds A Slam-Dunk page 2 page 4 page 7 page 9 page 12 page 12 Weber wins! 67-60 See page 9 lingl . If yoi uve a valid ot smoke and ngc, call loday!
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-02-05, Vol. 48, No. 30|
|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.|