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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 86 Monday, May 24, 1993 (OThe PRO -Signpost & WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH ; f" k .; f t x ; Fun in the sun DANIELLE M ABEY THE SIGNPOST Two Weber State University students defy gravity to stick to the Velcro Wall and another leaps forward to stretch the cord on the Bungee Run last week. These were two of the attractions on campus during SunFest '93 that featured both the warm, spring weather and the music of many rock bands. Senator accuses supreme court of bias By ERIC MORROW SIGNPOST govt, affairs editor ASWSU social and behavioral j sciences senator Bryan Benard has accused the ASWSU Supreme Court of bias in their decisions in response to numerous appeals he has filed. "The entire problem with the process is that I haven't been given due process. I've been ig- nored by the court which continues to favor Biff Whiting," Benard said. Specifically, Benard has singled out supreme court justice Luther "Butch" Gaylord, who he feels has a personal problem with him, he said. "Because of things he's personally said to me and to others, there is no doubt he has a personal bias that stems directly from personal animosity," Benard said. In response to Benard's accusations of biased court decisions, Gaylord explained that the student supreme court has always A' "The entire problem with the process is that I haven't been given due process. I've been ignored by the court which continues to favor Biff Whiting." - Bryan Benard Bryan Benard remained fair and impartial. "All of the court's decisions have been considered objective and this can be attested to by advisers Michael McCleve and Judy Hurst, who have witnessed the decision-making processes when we've been given appeals," Gaylord said. Benard's greatest concern is that this personal bias cannot help but bias all the decisions rendered by the court. "Gaylord's attitude is influencing the other justices because I know he has talked to them about me. I don't feel all of the justices are biased, but because of the personal feelings of a few, an undercurrent of bias has been created against me," Benard said. The controversy between Gaylord and Benard initially arose over a discussion of the court's authority and liberal interpretation of the ASWSU constitution."By allowing Whiting on the ballot of the first elections, the court increased the scope of the constitution because there was nothing in there to validate their decision. Thus, I voiced my concerns with the court's liberal attitude withGaylord," Benard said. As the discussion became heated, accusations and insults allegedly were directed at Benard by Gaylord. "After stamping off in a tirade, Gaylord came back and called me an arrogant S.O.B. in front of numerous people in the social sciences building. Furthermore, he's boasted to the other justices and fellow political sci-encestudents about whathesaid," Benard said. Additionally, Benard has indicted Chief Justice Matt Jensen, who he feels supports Gaylord and is therefore biased as well. 6 Do you agree with the supreme court's decision to nulify I the recent elections? For more, see page 4. wsu sweeps Big Sky track By MATT KAMMEYER Signpost sports editor It is said that good things come to those who wait. The Weber State University men's track team has been waiting 30 years to claim a Big Sky Conference outdoor track championship.The wait is finally over. WSU's Bill Schuffenhaur led the Wildca ts to their first-ever Big Sky outdoor trackand field championship in Spokane, Wash, over the weekend. "It was a fun experience for everyone involved," head coach Chick Hislopsaid. "Everyonedid what we needed them to do." Schuffenhaur contributed 35 points to WSU's 141 first place point total. Northern Arizona University and Montana State University finished second and third respectively. Schuffenhaur won the decathlon and placed second in the high jump, javelin and long jump events. Healsoplacedsixthinthe discus. The former Roy High School standout and WSU sophomore was also named outstanding male field athlete of the meet. WSU's Kurt Black also added (See Track page 8) TODAY'S JEWS ARTS. Weber State University concert choir presents last performance of the year. See page 5. g PORTS Wildcat golf team places 13th at Western Region tournament last week. See page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-05-24, Vol. 53, No. 86|
|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.|