Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-01-181
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mm VOLUME 5 1 , ISSUE 45 FRIDAY. JANUARY 18. 1991 TtiE IGNPOS1 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY t Student reaction to U.S.-lraq war varies By Lorin May News editor of The Signpost Weber State student and faculty opinion varies greatly concerning the invasion of Iraq. "I think it's really disappointing' said Tom Dolph. "Now that we've started it, we have to finish it. If we knock Saddam Hussein out of Iraq it will create a political vacuum of power, and someone like Turkey or Syria will take it over and have more power." "I thought it was kind of early, but if you we're going to do it, now was the right time," said Tony Nicolas. "I support it a hundred percent, but it's too bad they had to go to this." Sean Stam believes the United States went to war to insure the economic stability of a world dependent on oil. "It may not be blood for oil, but it's blood for money," he said. Although some expressed hope, none of the students interviewed seemed to be very optimistic about having a short war. "People seem to think it will be a short war, like Panama," Nicholas said. "I think this is going to take a couple of months, at least, maybe more." "The thing that scares me is that we think we really hurt (Hussein), but I don't think it's as bad as we think," said Gordon Hill. "It's going to get real ugly before it gets better." "I wish very strongly we had worked within the U.N. framework with sanctions," said Nancy Haanstad, professor of Political Science. "Where are our allies? Isn't Saddam an international problem?" Haanstad had hoped for more patience from the Bush administration. "It would have taken a year or two," she said, "but because the U.S. is noted for its impatience we had to go to war lest we lose our two-minute attention span. I wish we would have resorted to force after it was the only option." Senior Michelle Dopp believes the United States was wrong to attack. "I'm not against the troops over there, but I don't see why we use war. I don't believe in the mili-(See WAR page 3) How Baghdad was hit ' fl ' First trtk: At 3 k.m. (7 p.m. EST) Tomahawk masSes exploded in tie center of the capital fK n Sacondwavr Stealth totters nefclointj I I J-J Third wv: EF-111Afight tram TuradarammtrcxvfashtmdT9JsdU.8ndSauS VL F-1 SE fighter-bombers aOacksd their targets. s-'v Prtntargtt:Witafy and weapons planted - aA--sii- ' presidentialgovernment compound . - " VV arxfcommuncationequpment Baghdi cove 254 2k2 " R square miles, about - T "V. Vx one-third the size of I &r C4R- u r Tv.riiw TA Rhod. island F-15E fighter ns. A" W X Primary fighter , l VRveL tor Air Force. ,St' Specially Procrtertiai k r equipped for A. J 2!? tV ' all-weather ft paace. II attack missions "-sw Oftas ' Vtt t I ( V superiority. V-miJ Carries bombs """-iT Ofaia and missiles. non-nuclear .".is::;?::; p1 I " ."!::::syJ warhead. Targets Saddam ""n ! vvs kJt" were air control Hematoral . V i S,V Jt A canters to remove Alport t aTv. OvIvA chance of air I F """"t ' VS'V 3v response by Iraq. L y ' -c (""'SlNs"v F-117A Stealth fighter S. N fA gSf'dM Slipped over Baghdad using Y VV r xJ--'t its radar-evasive design and W - """" '" - " r J?-JiJ" - lowing capaW jC OIHAfightBr-borrX YVs- - rTJ.c - High-tech attack plane equipped to i -M' J; I)2rt . ' tm:H M':iMi;'mlrm jiff? ' : ' i8 n8ITiy radar and disrupt rad io 3 """"w ' "X : communications throughout a " "!fiS : " ' : ' combat region. Source: USA TODAY ressarch Many Baumann. USA TODAY i-fljC . " (e ' , ' ft " t": 1 , I .. .i ,. .A a..w ., - ....... Through rain or snow... JIM SAWDEYAHE SIGNPOST LIKE A DEDICATED mall-carrier, th WSU shuttle bus continues to deliver students to their appointed destinations no matter what the weather. Weber prepared in event of bomb threat Utah State University doses Thursday By Cheryl Jensen Asst. News editor of The Signpost Weber State police say they have not had a bomb threat since the earlyl980s, but they have a plan for evacuation if the school should be threatened as Utah State University was Thursday. Campus Police Chief Lee Cas-sity said he doesn't want to invite the type of bomb threat that evacuated and closed USU for the day by giving details in the newspaper about this school's own prepared-sss.But he said his department has evacuated buildings before because of false bomb threats and is prepared to do so again. Cassity said WSU's procedure would depend on the type of event being threatened and on the type of call received. The guideline is, "Safety of the students and faculty and staff come first," he said. USU was evacuated after a telephone caller claimed several bombs had been placed around campus. The caller, who Utah State campus police refused to describe, said the bombs would go off every hour on the hour starting at 1 p.m., said university spokesman, Linda Keith. The call came in about 10:15 a.m. to the main switchboard and was transferred to campus police. Keith said police would not say whether the caller was male or female or had a foreign accent. Keith said police suspected the caller was a prankster. "But you can't go with that suspicion," she said. University police officers and others evacuating students were (See BOMB page 3) Campus underground fuel tanks leaking By Paul B. Johnson Managing editor of 7he Signpost Several campus underground storage tanks were discovered to be leaking low-grade diesel fuel during recent tests, said Jerry Jones of WSU Architectural Services. Jones, a state-certified soil sampler and the project coordinator, said that though heavy soil could hold "thousands of gallons" of fuel, it was difficult to estimate how much fuel had been lost or how long the leaks had existed. "It's one of those things that could have happened yesterday or 20 years ago," he said. The steel tanks, which Jones estimated to be at least 30 years old, had not been previously tested. The tests were done in compliance with new federal and state environmental protection regulations set in May 1989 to allow the school to qualify for a state insurance fund, he said. Of 15 undergound storage tanks on campus, six had been tested and four had failed when the decision was made to replace 11 of the tanks with new fiberglass tanks within four weeks. Four had already been replaced within the last year. Jones said the leaking tanks discovered thus far are near the campus dormitories. (See LEAKS page 3) News Students commemorate Martin Luther King day Entertainment Sink your teeth Into 'Dark Shadows"
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-01-18, Vol. 51, No. 45|
|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.|