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O Weber State University PROTECTING THE PC. f y r Keeping & i "1 computers ? I j virus and U', worm-free. "See page 12 The n If j Volume 66 Issue 21 wsusignpost.com Wednesday, September 24, 2003 By Maria Villasenor asst. news editor The Signpost Gregg Schaub has been battling with non-1 lodgkin's lymphoma for two-and-a-half years. He has tried chemotherapy, radiation and medication. His last alternative is a stem-cell or bone-marrow transplant, which rests on finding a donor who is a match Now that doctors can do no more. Schaub's family has taken control. JaNae Wales, Schaub'ssister-in-law, coordinated her family into conducting a registration drive for possible stem-cell donors using guidelines the National Marrow Donor Program provides. "When we researched stem-cell transplants we were shocked by the number of people who need transplants and the number of people who are registered," Wales said. The NMDP stated 30,000 people are diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, curable through transplants. The program has four to five million people registered who are ready to donate. But the numbers don't quite even out. "It's a one-in-a-million chance," said Jason House, Schaub's brother-in-law and Weber State University student, about the likelihood of a donor match. To increase that likelihood, the Layton-based family is holding a marrowstem-cell donor registration drive Friday and Saturday. "I'm sure we wouldn't have held a registration drive if it wasn't for Gregg bringing to our attention the extreme need there is for donor registration," said David House, Schaub's father-in-law. Schaub's family conducted a previous donor registration drive in Southern California and chose to hold one in Utah as well because of their success. Other families who have come in contact with a disease like leukemia or lymphoma have also contacted the family and wamt to help in a future donor registration drive, David House said. The NMDP, which networks between patients , donors and centers , See Drive page 14 The Schaub family (clockwise from top left): Cody, Gregg, Brett, Amberly, Derek and Jennifer. Friday, 3 - 8 p.m.. Riverdale LDS Church 1 056 W 4400 S Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Layton Mills Bapti? Church 1332 N. Hiilficid Road : ..... A 'AV ' f5, ? i - - ' ' ' . ' Autumn falls into season By Natalie Cutler news editor The Signpost The sun is setting sooner, there's a chill in the air and school has started once again autumn has arrived. The autumn equinox ushered in the first day of autumn Tuesday, causing summer to begin fading into fall in the northern hemisphere, and ;he chill of winter to begin melting into spring n the southern hemisphere. "The equinox occurs the first day of spring and he fust day of autumn," said John Sohl, Weber State University physics professor. "It's the point at which the day is pretty much equal day and night." The Earth rotates around an imaginary line passing through the poles, called the axis. i- 7- H 7 . i 1 4 ir l On Tuesday morning at approximately 4:47 a.m. the autumn equinox ushered in the first day of autumn. "The Earth's axis is tipped," Sohl said. "And what that does is cause two things. First of all, if you are on a hemisphere that is tipped toward the sun, then it would be summertime and you would have direct sunlight coming right straight in on you, so you have more direct light and the days are longer. You have more direct energy and you have hotter weather. "In the wintertime it is the other way around when the hemisphere is tipped away from the sun," he added. "If that's the case, then the light is glancing across the hemisphere rather than coming straight in. So, you have less direct lighting and the days are shorter; so you don't get as much energy from the sun and it doesn't last as long from day to day, so it's colder." Along with the change in season comes a change in scenery. Cold weather and shortening daylight hours cause trees to prepare for winter by changing colors. Chlorophyll is what causes leaves in trees to appear green. The synthesis of chlorophyll in plants requires sunlight and warm temperatures. "We notice the green leaving," said Sue Harley, WSU botany professor. "That's the most noticeable change in the leaves." The range and intensity of autumn colors is influenced by several factors. "Temperature and moisture are just part of a bigger equation," Hariey said. "Anyone who says that one (temperature or moisture) helps the color is probably right because there is such a strong interplay. Like I say, when is as important as how much. There are just so many other factors that come into it." Harley said the main trigger in color See Autumn page 8 Judge's raSirag may support ban on concealed weapons By Geoff Liesik correspondent The Signpost A ruling in the battle over a27-year-old University of Utah policy may once again stop students and employees from packing heat at Weber State University. On Aug. 29, 3rd District Judge Robert Milder ruled that the U of Li 's policy prohibiting employees and students from bringing firearms on campus does not violate the state's Uniform Firearms Act or its Concealed Weapons Act. The effect of the judge's decision on WSU's firearms policy, which mirrors the contested U of U policy, is under review. "The order doesn't effect Weber State directly, but Weber Slate could look to the ruling a precedent." said Paul Murphy, .spokesman for the Utah attorney general's office. Murphy said Attorney General Mark Shurtleff would meet with Gov. Mike Leavitt and the legislature before making a decision about appealing Hilder's ruling. The attorney general's office will have 30 days to file an appeal once a written order is signed in the case. Hilder's clerk, Brian Petcrsen.confirmed on Friday that the judge has not yet signed the order. The U of U's weapons policy came under five in 2001 when Shurtleff, at the request of the legislature, issued an opinion on a Utah Department of Human Resource Management rule that barred employees from possessing firearms while conducting state business. Shurtleff said the rule iolated Utah law. In a footnote to the opinion. SluirtlelT cited a lH finding by the Office of Lesisiative Research and General Counsel, which "concludes that the University of Utah's policy prohibiting students and faculty from possessing firearms on University premises was contrary -to law." "With that citation the first shot had been fired, and policies banning firearms at state universities, including WSU, were placed in limbo pending the resolution of a federal law-suit filed against Shurtleff by U of U President J. Bernard Machen. When the federal case was dismissed earlier this year, Machen and his supporters, which include an assortment of educational and religious organizations, took their case to state court. Rich Hill. WSU's legal counsel, said WSU's creation of a policy banning students and employees from carrying guns on campus in 1477 was s. Weapons page 8 1 ? '"W 1 T-ww V J (' f ' ' 1 rr- "- - - i J ml t "! ( "M,W,SWwJ 'r . V Pool sharks Christine Burton and Desiree Hockin practice throw shots in "Dr. Bob's" billard class. They joined the class to improve their cue skills. Burton has a special interest in billards because she wants to be able to beat her boyfriend. Physical education classes like billards allow students to rewind and relax while earning college elective credit.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-09-24, Vol. 66, No. 21|
|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.|