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Friday, November 17, 1995 Volume 58 Number 32 U.S. government remains shut down By Alisa C. Rasmussen Signpost news editor It may not be a day off for Weber State University, but the government has been officially shut down for several days, due to pay increase conflicts for govemmentofficials. Asofyet, the government has still not made an agreement as to whether pay increases will be made. Across the nation, federal government offices have been officially closed down, at least for the past few days, but speculations from othernews sources hint the trouble might last longer than that. "It's never been done before," said Jim Kopecky, coordinator of Veterans Upward Bound on campus. "We've never had this kind of uproar before. All government offices, including veterans offices, have been shut down. The only reason I'm still working today, and that our office is still open, is because we work with the board of education, not the federal government." The problem is of no worry yet for WSU veterans, whose benefits will continue, whether or not the government comes back to work, Kopecky said. "Until they decide what r - ERICA BUTLERTHE SIGNPOST Two different parties and two different opinions make this friendship stronger. Utah Democratic Chairman Mike Zuhl and Utah Republican Chairman Stan Parish spoke at Convocations. Utah attorney general speaks at WSU By Alisa C. Rasmussen Signpost news editor Every Utahn has a right to be safe at home, according to Utah state Attorney General, Jan Graham, and her assistant Attorney General, Christine Knowlton. Knowlton addressed domestic violence in the social science building during open hour Thursday. She said she wanted to get people's attention on the problem in our state, as well as across the country.Graham began the "Safe at they're doing, we don't know what will happen," he said. "A lot of people have been told to go home today because of government money problems. Anyone working for the government probably got told to go home. We're not experiencing any problems yet." Kopecky speculates veterans on campus may face some problems if the government's problems don't get resolved. Other campus veteran coordinators will face other problems associated with the trouble brewing in the White House. "The only problem vhe veterans on campus will face is tine shut down of long distance telephone access," said John Vickeroy, Veterans Affairs coordinator. "The phone access should not be too big of a problem to handle until this thing gets sorted out. The rest of the benefits will be given them, because it's like a right." Kopecky said only time will tell what repercussions the shutdown will have on thevet-erans on campus, but said government money problems can take a while to clear up. "You can look all over the front page of the Salt Lake Tribune and see what money problems are doing," he said. Home" program as a means to prevent family violence by educating families, victims, and their abusers. "Many people don't understand domestic violence until they are directly affected by violence themselves," Knowlton said. Knowlton used to work with juveniles in thecourtsystems. She decided to change her career to become a prosecuting attorney. "The reason I went to work with cases of domestic violence is because of the children and child abuse factors," Knowlton said. ,V.iC- : Information super highway? The parking problem is self-evident when students and staff end up parking on the very sidewalks they walk on while hiking to classes. Two friends debate federal budget crisis By Marc Fuller Signpost asst. news editor Despite having two different views on how the government should be run, Utah Democratic Chairman Mike Zuhl and Utah Republican Chairman Stan Parrish, both say they are friends. "I believe we can disagree on issues, without being disagreeable," Parrish said. The two friends debated several issues in front of about 150 students gathered in the Austad Auditorium. The issues discussed included the federal budget crisis, land usage in Utah and the current debacle that involves Utah Representative Enid Green-Waldholtz. Waldholtz has been accused of misrepresenting herself after disclosing her election donations and expenditures. Knowlton also said violence does not occur 100 percent of the time to females. She said there are too many cases of male victims thatgounnoticcd, unreported. She said often females can be more brutal in theirabuse than males in their violence. Knowlton said even though violence happens across the state, it is not normal. "We will not tolerate it," she said. "We will not accept it." Knowlton presented a video on domestic violence that went into detail about what a victim and f Concerning Waldholtz, both agreed that she should "come clean" with her financial and election records, but members of both parties argue over the necessity of a speedy settlement. It has been further complicated by the disappearance of Waldholtz's husband, Joe, who was her campaign treasurer. "There is a personal dimension to the crisis, with her husband disappearing, but I and an editorial in today's issue of the Salt Lake Tribune agree she should do it soon," Zuhl said. Questions about her financial backing during her election campaign have been asked since it began. The Federal Elections Committee is investigating the See Issues page 3 on violence their abuser goes through during the "Savage Cycle." Accord ing to Ga il Bi 1 1 i ngs Beck, Ph.D., at least 25 percent of marriages endure some sort of violence. The video stated statistics show that for some women victims, it may he safer to live on the streets than in their homes. Abuse is not just a physical event. It is used to gain control, to put down the victim, to make the abuser feel stronger, the video said. See Victim pii:e 3 I . ANDY WATERSTHE SIGNPOST News: Share Saturday was a success. See page 3 Arts & Entertainment: Ansel Adams gallery is showing in Salt Lake. See page 6 Opinion: Students write in response to anti-feminist Phylis Schlafly. See page 4 Sports: Wildcat basketball team whips Fresno State. See page 9 V.. . . 1 5 ....... I Hi bjihUb!
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-11-17, Vol. 58, No. 32|
|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.|