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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY The The Miser' opens this weekend see page 5 Friday, October 29, 2004 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 67 ISSUE 32 w vc r I profs By SHANE FARVER news editor The Signpost After an interview with infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy, retired FBI profiler Col. Robert K. Ressler discovered a chilling detail. He had grown up in the same neighborhood as the "Killer Clown," who had murdered over 30 young boys and buried them in his basement. "I'm convinced that he (Gacy) killed more than 33," Ressler said. Ressler stated that if Gacy was killing in Illinois, he was probably killing in the other 14 states he visited during the time of the murders. Ressler recounted his life as a man who has looked into the eyes of evil to a group of students in the Weber State University Wildcat re Representatives clash about Amendment 3 during heated debate By BECKY PALMER sr. news reporter The Signpost College Democrats and the Gay and Straight Alliance participated in a debate with College Republicans on Wednesday evening. The topic was the second clause of the proposed amendment to the Utah Constitution that defines marriage as being only between a man and a woman. That second clause, which reads "No domestic union, however denominated, may be recognized as a marriage or given the same or equivalent legal effect," has been a topic of statewide discussion since its initial proposal. The debate, which was moderated and lasted for about one hour, was sponsored by the College Democrats and the Gay and Straight Alliance. The Republicans were represented by WSU alumnus Johnathah Aubrey, candidate for the Utah House of Representatives, and student Mike Kofoed. The president of College Democrats, Jason Allison, and co-president of the Gay and Straight Alliance Cari Bohm, represented the other side. Following open statements, the audience asked questions to the representatives. The debate ranged from discussion concerning activist judges to paganism to babies born without distinctive genitalia. "I just came to learn more about it," said Dave Savage, attendee and community member. "I'm not Der shares 5 Robert K. Ressler Theater during Convocations Wednesday. His interviews with Gacy and other serial killers including Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and Ed Gein were at times a bit more than he bargained for. Just before his death sentence mm mmmi 4 . py iJ? ..." it j Cari Bohm, co-president of the sits with Jason Allison, president (right), Wednesday night during a in favor of a gay union, but I feel that tonight a lot of crap was just thrown in the air." The majority of the audience of about 125, however, came to support the Gay and Straight Alliance. Their questions, sometimes volatile, were mostly for the Republicans. When asked why the amendment is necessary, Kofoed answered, "For 2,000 years the fundamental unit of society has been a marriage between a man and a woman. Society has a right to decide what their fundamental unit will be. In California, liberal activist judges are taking the laws. They're taking away the voice of the people. We live in a democracy." Bohm replied, "There are already three laws against gay marriage. We do not need to persoonaiB Gwgw "He ( Gacy) said, 'We, if you don't come to my execution before I'm executed, I'm going to come see you after I'm executed." Robert K. Ressler, retired FBI profiler was carried out 10 years ago, Gacy had called Ressler and asked if Ressler would attend his execution. Ressler declined the invitation. He explained to Gacy that he had seen enough death in his line of work and didn't care to see more. "He (Gacy) said, 'Well, if you don't come to my execution before I'm executed, I'm going to come see you after I'm executed,'" Ressler said. The night of Gacy's execution Ressler dozed off at home. He awoke at around 1 a.m. in a cold sweat and feeling panicked. Ressler also had the Gay and Straight Alliance (left), of the WSU College Democrats debate on Amendment 3. amend the constitution. This is uncalled for, and this is a wedge issue in this election. Besides, activist judges don't exist in this state." Debaters were also able to ask questions of one another. "Why do you want to vote on something that will cost Utah taxpayers money and litigation and eventually be decided by federal judges?" Allison asked. The Republican reply first was that the amendment won't be defeated in the federal courts, and then that the amendment does not take away rights. "If the government giveth rights, then the government can taketh them away," Aubrey said. "Those rights are tax rights." Kofoed also talked about inheritance procedures through See Debate page 3 sensation of someone sitting on his chest. The profiler experienced this at roughly the same time Gacy was put to death. Ressler has given his profiling input to Tom Harris author of "Silence of the Lambs", "Red Dragon" and "Hannibal" as well as the creators of the movie "Taking Lives". However, Hollywood isn't real life. FBI agents should never interview convicted serial killers alone, as Ressler found out the hard way. In a prison interview with the Co-Ed Killer Edmund Kemper, Ressler discovered how unnerving solo interviewing Voter apathy By JASON STALEY asst. photo editor The Signpost In less than 96 hours the polls in Utah will open and the election for the new president of the United States of America will begin. Although the election season has been in full swing for some time and is almost over, some people will not vote because they are not registered or they simply choose not to vote. According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2002, there were 48 million people between the ages of 18 and 30 in the U.S. Of those people, only 19.2 million of them are registered. Nearly 78 percent of Weber State University's student population fit within the 18-to-30 demographic. "I had a debate in one of my college classes. The majority of the class said they will not vote Suspect picked up on campus for Salt Lake County warrant Dale Scott Miller of Og-den was picked up Thursday morning in the Shepherd Union Building near the Greek Offices when an officer approached him and discovered he was wanted on ' a warrant in Salt Lake County for theft of services. The Weber State University Police Department was in the area investigating an anonymous tip called in Wednesday staiiss can be. The 6-foot-5 Kemper killed 11 people, including his grandparents and mother. During the interview, Kemper reminded Ressler that the guard was out feeding other inmates. "Putting on my FBI face, I said, 'Well, this is good, Ed. We'll get to spend more time and talk and get more information here," Ressler said. "And he (Kemper) said, 'Yeah, but I could also snap your neck like twig and twist your head off and set it on the table here.'" The guard let Ressler out soon afterward. Kemper put his See Profiler page 3 kills turnout because their vote won't make a difference," said David Sant, WSU student and lead election specialist for Weber County. Sant disagrees with his class because of the 2003 mayoral election in Washington Terrace. During the election, the vote was a tie and the roll of the dice decided the winner. Not all of the unregistered students are unregistered for the same reason. Sherry Hales, WSU senior, thinks voting is important but has never been a registered voter because she does not have the time. SIM I don't feel like registering, I don't feel like going to vote, because I don't have time to research the topics," Hales said. Her biggest concern is that if she does not research the topic enough she is throwing her vote See Voting page 6 stating that a man near the Greek Offices was viewing pornography and fondling himself. The WSUPD received another tip Thursday but were unable to catch a suspect related to the pornography tip. A campus computer technician didn't find innappropriate material on the computer. Miller was booked into the Weber County Jail Thursday afternoon.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-10-29, Vol. 67, 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.|