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VOLUME 52. ISSUE 18 WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16. 1991 THE IGNPO WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY1 ST I. 1 Judge Thomas confirmed by Senate 52-48 Associated Press WASHINGTON Clarence Thomas won Senate confirmation for the Supreme Court Tuesday night on a52-to-48 vote, overcoming explosive accusations of sexual harassment to become the second black justice in history. With crucial help from Southern Democrats, Thomas will take his seat as the 106th justice, a staunchly conserva- r tive successor to one of the court's last liberals. The vote ended one of the angriest, most emotionally charged confirmation battles ever. Thomas said he wanted to put the ordeal behind him. "This is more a time for healing, not a time for anger or for animus or animosity," Thomas said, standing outside his house with his wife, Virginia, under an umbrella in the rain. "I guess in so many ways, as I say to my wife so many times, I'd like to thank America," said Thomas, who rose from rural poverty in Georgia to prominence in government. Thomas had been accused by law professor Anita Hill of making unwanted advances and humiliating her with lewd remarks a decade ago when she worked for him at the Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Her sur prise charges brought an abrupt halt to the Senate's plans to vote on Thomas' nomination a week ago. Thomas emphatically denied the charges and complained he was the victim of a "high-tech lynching." The nation was transfixed as the accusations were spelled out in explicit detail and debated in nationally televised hearings. In Oklahoma, Hill said she was (See THOMAS page 6) Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has been praised by Thomas supporters,scorned by Thomas foes. More on page 6. J , f f s V DANIELLE MABEY 7HE SIGNPOST New age Jazz man JAZZ ROOKIE CENTER Isaac Austin crashes the boards against veteran Houston center Kurt Nimphius at Monday's game In the Dee Events Center. Austin showed promise, but Houston won the shooting match 101-96. Library has new computers By ANNA GATRELL Staff writer of The Signpost By winter quarter, the reference computers at the Stewart Library will be replaced by a new, high-tech computer system which will not only be -4 ARTS 8 WSU Soviet ballet saga continues with Glasnost Ballet. SPORTS 10 Jazz loss at Dee Events Center followed by "Midnight Madness." easier for students to use, but in the future may allow quicker access to information now located on different computer systems. There is a possibility of small inconveniences for students using the computer system while the transfer is being made. The change may be made during the next few weeks due to problems with the current PALS system breaking down. "People need to realize that we have recognized a lack of keeping up with the technology available," said Kie Yeaman, Reserve Audio Visual Library coordinator. "We have made a commitment to get back in step as best we can, be we need patience for this big of a transition." At the time it was purchased, the old PALS system was one of the best on the market. But because of advances in technology, coupled with maintenence difficulties, it is being replaced by a modern computer system called Dynix. With this new system, information can easily be retrieved because Dynix is menu driven. Everything users need to operate the system is already before Free parking gets mixed reviews By SHARON E. COTTLE Staff writer of The Signpost Free parking and shuttle bus service at the Dee Events Center brings mixed reviews from students, faculty Riders trying and staff who are encouraged to use to catch the both services. 8:10 a.m. bus Parking spaces are plentiful in the sometimes lot east of the DEC. Shuttle bus service find them- is provided by the university to trans-selves left port students to classes on the campus, behind be- Buses pick up riders at two stops; in the cause the bus middleofthesouthandcastendsofthat fills up lot. quickly. "We aie running 1,S(X) to 2,000 "Bus drivers riders a day," said Cregory R. Pack, don't like to buyer for purchasing. "A rpi-r.xim.itdy leave stu- 1,000 cars a day park at the ci nter." dents," said "It's a student service and hope- Brent fully we've done well," Paik said. Borklund, "We've tried to make it as convenient as vehicle fleet possible." manager. Participants view the bus service in different wavs. Durir.c, i! c f.rA week of school, buses were cr-.j'.v''.'. J and students were "I feel that these last two weeks have gone smoother," said Cheryl Hansen, professor of French, in the Foreign Language Department. Hansen was teaching classes during the time that "A" parking passes were offered for sale. "When you buy an 'A' sticker, you should be able to park on any lot on campus like other universities in Utah do," she said. Since "A" passes for the lots close to the Foreign Language Building were sold out, Hansen says, "I have gone to riding the bus." Student Cyndi Hciny has a "W" pass, but parks in the Dee Center during the first part of the week. "I usually ridc(thebus) on Monday and Tuesday because I can't find parking places on campus." Barbara Wilks is pleased with the shuttle bus service. "I've never been late or missed a class. I think it is more personal organization and getting away from home. I try to make it at 8:00, but I've been here as late as ten after."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-10-16, Vol. 52, No. 18|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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.|