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INSIDE oTihe : n Track team returns from Califiornia meet See page 7 CCt) K r Volume 65 Issue 80 wsusignpost.com Wednesday, April 2,2003 - SBDue sflogjainis mwmue ed copyiriigjltoft Daws By Wendy Leonard special assignments The Signpost Americans are exposed to more than 1 ,500 commercial messages each day, Weber State University student body presidential candidate Nallely Ruiz believes one more could help her win. "Ruiz's Thesis" is an idea that had its beginnings at a local leadership conference. A creative marketing strategist illustrated how common names could be fitted into popular and familiar logos. Ruiz said she thought of her idea after trying many different things when "one day in the shower, it just popped into my head." "The laws are how they are for a reason, being a citizen of this country gives you reason to abide by the laws. College students are trying to get into the business world, and this is a good time to learn the implications of business law." Paul Goins trademark attorney Other campaign strategists across campus have had similar ideas. "The Last Don" for Donovan Aoki came from the publicity of a Hollywood movie. "Honest Gabe" is a spin off another all too familiar cliche invented more than a century ago. "Any alteration that is close enough to cause confusion in the purchaser's mind is an infringement See Infringe page 10 Campaign signs such as Nallely Ruiz' "Ruiz's thesis" and candidate Donavan Aoki's "The Last Don" use altered copyrighted material to put their names into the voting public's mind. Right, Kyle Poll wears a "Supa Cats" t-shirt at a basketball game. 7" '( . 5 - I 3 - ! - s ' t O ! - $ i m ? : - ' - V V "V. 4 $ ( A if ' " --"CT i Students get up on soap bo x Tuesday candidates presented a chance for students to voice their opinions with "Get on your Soapbox." Janae Schmidt, executive vice president candidate, hands the microphone to her running mate, executive vice president candidate, Gabe Sandoval. Check the calendar on page 2 to find more t, information on activi-3 ties throughout the week. Election results I will be announced af ter the first opening act of the "ECLIPSE," con-o cert Friday 7 p.m., at h the Val A. Browning Center. Vote online at Q ...i i.. wtuei.cuu. Dead week, elections senate's top topics By Jennifer Compton Lee asst. news The Signpost Finals week can be a stressful time for students as they study to pass the exams that will determine a large portion of their grade. Dead week is the week before finals and it is Weber State University pol icy that it be reserved as a time for study. According to the WSU Policy and Procedure Manual section 4-2 1 , "comprehensive final examinations are given only during the designated examination period of each term." But the policy is rarely enforced by the school and some professors hand out class work and tests during dead week. Nate Wilcox, internal affairs committee chairman, will be working on a resolution regarding enforcing the policy. He said he "If we have a greater percentage of students voting, then when the big issues hit the table, we'll have more respect from faculty and administration." Aaron Nail WSU elections chair is in favor of supporting the campus policy about dead week. The WSU Student Code section III states that students can "expect the observation of Academic Study See Elections page 3 Alumnus' battle with mysterious By Mike Browne sports editor The Signpost One of Don Gibby's first reactions when he discovered lie had Wegener's granulomatosis, or VG, had to do with an outdoor pursuit. "I said 'Just give me one more fishing season,'" he said. "I've had a couple good years of fishing since then and I'm going to get m sonic more. Gibhy has kept this attitude even though he faced daunting statistics. Left untreated, WG claims the lives of 90 percent of its victims within two years, according to the WG Association's Web site. Gibby lived eight years with the disease, dealing with the fever and cold-like symptoms, before WG seriously threatened his life. "In 1999 I had all these pains and they couldn't figure out what was wrong with me," Gibby said. He went to the hospital and had an X-ray. To the doctor who examined the X-ray. the tubes going from Gibby's gall bladder to his liver and intestines looked squashed, he said. "The doctor took one look at the X-ray and said, 'Gee, this is different. I've never seen this before,'" Gibby said.'MIe looked over at me and said, 'It doesn't pay to be different.'" The doctor later removed Gibby's gall bladder system in the first of four operations. "He took the small intestine and hooked it to the liver, but that's like tackinsz Jell-O to the wall," Gibby said. "The first operation didn't take; something was wrong inside." See Battle page 3 i "i i n mi i i "It starts with your head and goes down to your toes. Skin cancer pops out of me every three months. My feet are always numb. I can feel in them, but it's like I've crossed my legs too long. I don't have the lung power I used to have, the stamina." Don Gibby WSU Alumnus Don Gibby shows a music box, one of the many crafts he's made.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-04-02, Vol. 65, No. 80|
|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.|