Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-04-281
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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 75 Wednesday, April 28, 1993 ampus pond gets SIGNPOST i g-.Ji, WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH a cleaning. See page 3. WSU's Martin to gn wit Rams By MATT KAMMEYER Signpost sports editor After patiently waiting two long days to get a phone call saying he had been drafted into the NFL, Weber State University's star quarterback, Jamie Martin, saw his dreams of a professional career take a nose dive when that call never came. "I was disappointed after Sunday's round," Martin said, "but it wasn't too much worse for me after that. Things were pretty much out of my control." Suffering from the disappointment and heartbreak of not being picked in draft, Martin's spirits were lifted when he finally received his call. The call came on Monday night, a few hours after the draft had ended, from the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams were offering Martin a contract to play. Martin's prayers had seemingly been answered. On the following day, Martin received another phone call. This time it was the Philadelphia Eagles, who were also interested in having thel992 Walter Pay ton Award recipient try out for their team. "I wanted to weigh my options and choose what I thought would be the best situation," Martin said. The Rams turned out to be that team. "I'm pretty happy with the situation," he said. "I'm also happy to have it over with." : I : Jamie Martin Martin still needs to sign the two-year contract, which should arrive from Los Angeles today. Details of the contract have yet to be disclosed. Martin said that the thoughtof big contract money wasn't an issue in his decision. However, it was not absent from his mind. "The contract will not be as big compared with what I could have made if I had gone in the first or second round," Martin said, "but if I do what they expect me to do over the next two years, the money will be there." The decision to sign Martin wasn't a spontaneous move for the Rams. In fact, they have been interested in him for quite some time. Quarterback coach Ted Tollner traveled to WSU to watch Martin work out earlier in the quarter. Tollner, former head coach for the University of Southern California, felt that Martin would fit in well with the team. "This offense is one that suits me," Martin said. Jim Everett is the current starter for the Rams and, for the moment, seems secure in his job. Martin will be battling with three quarterbacks for the back-up position. (See Martin page 11) "W ,""" i",J'ff -J ! in 4 FILE PHOTO Jamie Martin, Weber State University quarterback standout, looks for a free man in a WSU game. Martin agreed to sign with the L.A. Rams Tuesday afternoon. "The contract will not be as big compared with what I could have made if I had gone in the first or second round. But if I do what they expect me to do over the next two years, the money will be there,"Martin said. SFAC meets to discuss final meeting policy By MARK FORSBERG Signpost news editor Although no decision was made, the Student Fee Allocation Committee (SFAC) came a step closer in deciding whether to close next year's final allocation meeting. The SFAC, made up of students, faculty and administration, closed last year's final allocation meeting to the public. About $4.2 millionin student fees were recommended to various areas during the meeting. After a protest from The Signpost , the meeting was declared illegally closed. In an SFAC meeting held two weeks ago, Marie Kotter, vice president of student services, advised the committee members they could close next year's final SFAC meeting. She based her information on a legal opinion regarding the Utah Public Service Commission, which sets the rates DANIELLE MAYBETHE SIGNPOSr ASWSU president Melinda Roylance recently proposed the final Student Fee Allocation Committee meeting be opened to the public. for public services such as electricity and gas behind closed doors. Yesterday she said closing the meeting would provide an opportunity for a legal precedent if the media decided to pursue the issue with a lawsuit. "Maybe people will read about us someday," she said. She added that taking the case to court would permanently sol ve the problem. It could also allow next year's meeting to be closed because a legal case would not yet be decided, she said. Com mittee members raised several objections to opening the meeting. They said the process of recommending the $4.2 million would be lengthened because interested parties would attend and want their voice heard. This would obstruct thealloca ting process.Worries were also voiced over things that may be said in the meeting. If members of certain student fee-recipient areas attended the meetings, they could be offended by remarks made by the committee members. "There's a lot of venting that goes on, and that's a necessary part of the process," said Quinn Richins, ASWSU executive vice-president.Cynthia Bonsall, a student senator on the committee, said she didn't have a strong opinion about the closure of the meeting butsaid ideally itshould beopen. "But when you look at the prob-(See SFAC page 3) nn ODAY'S MEWS Asm First night of 'Antigone' performed Wednesday, runs until May 1. See page 9. g PORTS Men's tennis nets a fourth place finish in Big Sky. See page 10.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-04-28, Vol. 53, No. 75|
|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.|