Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1994-11-141
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Monday, November 14, 1994 The home stretch .'.Ails ; i i ."J Chris Jones heads toward a third-place finsh in the NCAA District 7 Cross Country Championships. The finish qualifies Jones for the NCAA championships. The competition will be held Nov. 21 at Prairie Grove, Ark. Writer stresses value, importance of history By Michelle Gallagher Signpost staff writer John A. Byrne, senior writer for Business Week, was the guest speaker during the Ralph Nye Lecture Series Thursday. Byrne has worked for the past eight years for Business Week magazine in New York writing numerous cover stories and articles covering all management topics for the magazine. Some of his articles deal with the fairness of executive pay and fads. Byrne is the author of "The Whiz Kids: Ten Founding Fathers of American Business and the Legacy They Left Us." He discussed the book, which deals with the life of 10 military officers who joined together to work for the Ford Motor Co. and helped remake the company.His book centers on the history of business in the postwar period. "History can enrich our experiences and our perspectives in ways that are really valuable," Byrne said. Byrne said the legacy of the , 5 i t rrf- 4 whiz kids, which is not a positive one, consists of the burden and tragedies they had during their lives because of their work. "By everyone reading this book, they will find a little bit of themselves in each of these men, and how we are involved in the intensity of our work. We will need to find some sort of balance in our lives," Byrne said. Byrne said that people need to look at their lives and find a balance between work and daily activities. "The lesson you should learn is that you can't believe in any one philosophy or system because neither one can guide your life successfully," he said. Byrne has been a very successful writer for Business Week and at his previous job as an associate editor and staff writer for Forbes magazine. He received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a bachelor of arts in political science and English from William Patterson College. f .. 46' l-1f ( j t i : f .. ? 5 w v Children suffering from lack of support By Sheri Staples Signpost staff writer Recovering past due or current child support from non-custodial parents can be a very difficult, if not impossible task. Students were offered solutions to this problem by representatives from the Utah Office of Recovery Services and the Child Support Enforcement Co. at Honors Issues Forum Thursday. "There are as many reasons for not providing support for your children as there are folks out there. The supporting of one's family is certainly a moral obligation that I don't think any of us would disagree with." Terry Schow, manager of the Office of Recovery Services in Ogden, said. "The frustration and the sadness that I've felt in the 18 years that I've been with the organization is that sadly, the children are the ones who really are disadvantaged, because the support is for their advantage. Moms and dads can have their difficulties and I can certainly appreciate that, but what happens is that the kids become little blackmail instruments, or tug-of-war instruments." According to Schow, in Utah unpen) Tlx' 'vrw, " ' STEVE CONLINTHe SIGNPOST there are approximately 100,000 cases of delinquent child support. The Ogden office has a case load of 35,000 divided between nine people. Recovery Services uses methods such as telephone calls, garnishing wages, and filing criminal charges against the delinquent parent. Recently, they have been given jurisdiction over recovering medical costs and insurance for the child involved. Elaine Lake of Recovery Services said they use an administrative process to recover any fees owed to the children or parent. "Our goal is to get the children the child support that they need and that they deserve," Lake said. Lake said that the term "dead beat dads" is a term they neither use nor promote. It is a label given by the media. Public recovery services, such as the Office of Recovery Services, is available for all persons who are supposed to be receiving child support. There is a minimal application fee of $25, and in cases of financial hardship, there is a possibility that the fee may be waived. If the person receiving child support is receiving aid from the state, See Support page 3 Volume 57 Number 30 Quick Takes A&E Band performs "Band-o-rama" tonight in the Browning Center. See page 6 Opinion Stereotypes lack truth and reinforce negative beliefs. See page 4 Features "Kiss your butts good-bye," it's the Great American Smokeout. See page 7 Sports Fans get first look at the basketball teams at the Purple and White game. See page 9 Weather Monday Highs 37 lows 22 Mostly sunny Tuesday Highs 40s lows 30s Partly cloudy MI.M.M1IJ,Mllllia.l)U IW i vi .-' j ' -""
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1994-11-14, Vol. 57, No. 30|
|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.|