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VOLUME 51. ISSUE 44 WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 16. 1991 The Signpost WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY; WSU sister school at heart of Lithuanian conflict By Necia Palmer Editor-in-chief of The Signpost WSU's sister school, Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania, is housed in the same building that citizens of the city have surrounded to protect the only television and radio stations in Lithuania that haven't been overtaken by Soviet troops. VMUand Weber State became sister schools in Dec. 1990. Time magazine reported that Gorbachev told the Lithuanian parliament that the "people" had lost faith in the Kremlin's leadership and "demand the introduction of presidential rule." "You don 't know if (the students of Vytautas Magnus University) are alive or dead." Brad Wilson, WSU student who visited Lithuania in December Liucija Baskauskas, vice pro-rector of VMU, has spent a lot of time translating to English the news that is broadcast to Televison Sweden and on to other parts of the world. "It is the only information from Lithuania getting to the world," said Gary Toyn. Toyn, a WSU student who has headed the efforts to aid the East ern Bloc states obtain English texts and organized the events leading to the sistership between WSU and VMU, was given the information when he called his contacts in Lithuania Monday night. Toyn said someone tapped into the conversation he had with Steve Baskauskas, husband of Liucija. He told Toyn that there are still several hundred people missing from the show of force in Vilnius. "No doubt that someone was listening to us, and he started speaking in metaphor," said Toyn. "Please tell the people to stop feeding the rabbitbeast. It is not a rabbit, it's a beast," said Baskauskas to Toyn. Toyn feels Baskauskas was referring to Gorbachev or communism but didn't want to be understood by whomever was listening. Toyn was told that the Lithuanian people are convinced that Gorbachev not only knew about the deadly use of force but ordered it. Time magazine reported that (See VMU page 6) Sea fvyw c Area enlarged S J Latvia miles Y Lithuania (1 Vilnius I , s Soviet PolandY""" Union H i t r '- i 4- t f A v r s- i i f .c, X A birthday wish JM SAWDEYTHE SGNPOST DR. CHLOE MERRILL of Child and Family Studies assists a student at the Melba S. Lehner Children's School on campus in blowing out candles on her birthday cake. The event, which was attended by WSU President Paul Thompson, also commemorated Weber's new university status. Keith Carter, USA TODAY WSU students from Middle East fear results of U.S. war By Joyce Zabriskie Senioir reporter of The Signpost Editor's Note: This article contains quotes of six Weber State students from Middle Eastern countries. These students spoke on the condition that their names not be used. Middle Eastern students at Weber State University do not want their presence on campus misunderstood should hostilities in the Persian Gulf turn into war. The United States Government is conducting interviews in major U.S. cities that have large Arab populations. They are asking people if they know of anyone who is sympathetic to terrorist factions. "We understand why this is going on," said one student. "The United States must do what it .has to do to protect its citizens. But, please, make sure a duck is a duck. Don't classify us all into one category." Another student said, 'To some of us this is saying, watch your back." "As far as the Palestinian issue within Israel, the problem is not Jew against Arab. We have great respect for the Jewish people. Our complaint is with the Israeli government. For example, when Israel issued gas masks to its people, the Arab population was ignored," a student said. The students said that in Israel, Arab-Israeli citizens are second-class citizens, being denied certain rights given to Jewish-Israeli citizens. "We were greatly surprized when their (See WAR page 2) News 2 AdrrJnlstrattve Services promises renovation J Signature o Exploring the wonderful world of scholarships v.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-01-16, Vol. 51, No. 44|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 University|
|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.|