Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1994-06-011
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- l! Wednesday, June 1, 1994 Volume 57 Number 86 Quick Takes V -.X. ? ...... I T . - - V " . Y 'i -V fs summer for the Jazz, too With the rest of the season on the line, the Utah Jazz decided to pack theirbagsandenjoythesummer. It would have been nice if they would have waited until game five was played before taking their trip, though. Instead, the Jazz suffered a 94-83 loss in the Summit and fell to the Houston Rockets 4-1 in the Western Conference Finals. The Jazz played like a tired team with their minds on a fishing trip or a day at Disneyland. The Houston Rockets, on the other hand, played like a team ready for a berth in the NBA Finals and a chance to give the city of Houston it's first ever NBA title. Jazz guard John Stockton wasn't ready to make any summer vacation plans and has already started to think about next season. "We've got to look to have a good season next year and try to get the home court advantage before the playoffs start," he said after the game. WSU crime lab taken over by Utah DPS The Weber State University crime lab wil! be taken over by the Utah Department of Public Safety in Salt Lake July 1 as a result of budget cuts at WSU and financial constraints within the lab. All information, with the exception of drug cases, will be shuttled from Northern Utah daily to the Salt Lake facility, which processes most of the state's crimi nal evidence. "Of course, caseload is a real concern," said Ogden Police Chief Mike Empey in theStandard-Examiner. He hopes the Weber-area cases will not get lost in the process."But we're working c lose with them to make sure the- issue of turnaround time is addressed and Weber County cases receive pri ority and attention as is appropriate," he said. The university has been restructuring campus funding to meet the 3 percent budget cuts and the Strategic Planning Task Force targeted the crime lab as an option. "We had some difficult challenges facing us, mainly, 'How do we do all of this?' And one option Bookstore readies for Ernst move By Mark Forsberg h Signpost managing editor Summer students will be shopping for their books in the old Ernst building at 4335 Harrison Blvd. if everything goes accord- ing to plan. Dee Vest, associate vice president of administrative services, said the bookstore should be moving in two weeks to a month, depending on the time required to iron out a few last details. Sum-mer quarter students can expect to pu rchase thei r books at the Ernst location or a temporary facility. The bookstore is being moved for asbestos abatement, which must take place before construction on the Shepherd Union Build-ing can begin. Once the abate ment is completed, a first-level entrance will be put in the UB, along with more space for the bookstore. Vest said other locations, like theballroom, were considered, but Ernst is the most viable so far because of safety and spac e requirements. Students would also be better-served if they cou Id do their school shopping at one stop, he added. "The indication we've had is rather than put the bookstore services in several areas, it would be more convenient to keep it in one area," he said. The bookstore is presently negotiating a 24-month lease with Ernst with an escape policy that comes into effect after 20 months, in the event construction is com pleted early. This is one detail yet to be negotiated. Others include the price of the lease: $7 per squa re foot, or about $140,000. "The regents felt it was high," Vest said. Smaller shops in the same area pay up to $9, he said. The bookstore has been asked to look into decreasing the price, but has already received permission to move. Because the bookstore is considered a private entity, it leases its spot in the UB and was budgeted to pay $158,000 next year. Some of the loss will be recouped because the UB is still providing janitorial service for thebookstore and will save costs on utilities. Mike Ellis, director of the UB, See Bookstore page 2 was shifting the lab to DPS," said President Paul H. Thompson. The idea has been discussed throughout the past year. "It doesn't have anything to do with the management troubles we had last year, but a desire to integrate and tie this together," he said. See Crime Lab page 2 Wilson faces sex abuse charges Leon Wilson, Weber Sta te University loan servicing manager, was accused of fondling an 8-year-old girl andhasbeencharged in2nd Circuit Court with a second-degree felony. Prosecutors filed a sex abuse charges against Wilson May 11. Roy Police Detective Mike Donehoo said Wilson allegedly molested the girl earlier this year. Wilson denies the allegation, Donehoo said. A preliminary hearing was set for July 11. ' - ,f,;'( t. m' Signoff The Signpost finishes the year with review of Spring Quarter. See what was hot and what was not. See Special Section G News WSU's hybrid electric vehicle travels to a second year of competition. See Page 3 A&E Newly controversial arts editor defends his column and perhaps his life. See Page 9 F ' Af It- Sports Star line backer Derek Gurley moves on to bigger, brighter future after graduation. See Page 1 1 Weather WEDNESDAY Hiqh 80s Low 50s THURSDAY Partlu Hm iH J High 80s Low 50s OK.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1994-06-01, Vol. 57, No. 86|
|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.|