Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1994-10-211
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rp Tl Friday, October 21, 1994 I f f Down right dirty Jake Lanier, above, makes a flying dive for the ball in what has become a symbol of Homecoming Week. Susan Craig, right, has clean-up duty at the event and f ullf ills her job description by spraying Rick Cloward down after a match. Vigil shines By Michelle L. Crook Signpost staff writer "In Utah 19 women have lost their lives due to domestic violence. Ninety-two percent of women who are in an abusive relationship do not discuss this situation with their doctors and 25 percent of these women are pregnant at the time of their abuse," Pamela Harrison said. On Wednesday evening there was a Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil held to celebrate those who are standing up to fight against this crime and to pay tribute to those who have unfortunately lost their lives because of domestic violence. Nancy Haanstad, faculty adviser of Amnesty International at Weber State University wants people to recognize domestic violence as a violation of human rights. The important points made at the vigil focused on how times havechangedin regard to domestic violence. In the past, people would not get involved; they felt it was a private matter to be settled k- " i J '"Si v ( v , v - J CURTIS D. HANSENTHE SIGNPOST in darkness of abuse Warning signs of HERE'Sifo m EXCUSE US! OR ABUSE CALL 1-800-897-LIHK For free confidential help with Domestic Violence. in the home, but now we have groups that reach out to help these victims. Police officers are being better trained to handle these situations, and events such as the vigil reach out to the public for more involvement and to make them aware of those people who are affected by this serious crime. Police Chief Mike Empey spoke about the law enforcement perspectives and how peace officers are looking for more resources to better their training. "We need to seek out proper sources, so this can be overcome," Empey said. Hi ittm' Vi .Mr1-- " - a-. Y ! l J i r domestic violence 1 y -a k - 7 il- ' ' . -'j4A w i'jtt Wrt vsw BRIAN NICHOLSONTHE SIGNPOST If your partner is: Overly possessive Overly dependent Overly critical about you Sabotaging your work He also talked about how it was for him as a rookie cop and the thoughts that go through an officers mind when they are called to a domestic violence scene. For him and other officers it used to be, "well, there is another family fight." But now peace officers all over are taking on a new attitude because they realize the severity of this crime. Empey emphasized that domestic violence is a real issue that does affect our part of the state. See Abuse page 2 - .. m i 4 . Course regains popularity By Taylor S. Fielding Signpost senior reporter Michael Norman, a professor in the department of criminal justice has been chalenged with creating a different and exciting cirriculum for a required class in the department that has been termed as "unpopular" with students. "The criminal justice majors have to take it (research methods) and shall we say, it's not a popular course," Norman said. Norman is try ing to transform theclass from "one that wouldn't be taught often if it was an elective" to one that students can enjoy taking. See Justice page 2 Volume 57 Number 20 Quick Takes A -V I 1 "'LVv. h . ? 1 '... ' .9-7 - , i'.r '; i A&E Student manages modeling agency in spare time. See page 6 News Nontraditional students prepare for emphasis week. See page 3 Opinion National Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug abuse. See page 4 Sports Women's basketball hopes to improve on sub-par season. See page 9 Weather Friday Highs 63 lows 40 Partly cloudy Weekend Selected by the Jazz in the first round of the NBA draft.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1994-10-21, Vol. 57, No. 20|
|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.|