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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY The . ARRR! Computer piracy see page 5 'Cats scratch Dons see page MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2005 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 68 ISSUE 16 (( A y- 7 Power outage strands student ' 1 - : : i -1 'W 3 ; J ....... "V "' ... -.,-- - J j3 : . ... .. . ... " ' ' ::: " f - - - - - - Is. l' 2 . ; O ' ' : a An Ogden City fire truck is parked in front of the Val A. Browning Center after firefighters went into the building when an unidentified person became stuck in a freight elevator due to the power outage on Saturday. At 11:36 a.m. all power went out on the main grounds of Weber State University's Ogden campus. According to Rick Wade, WSU facilities management director, the contractor renovating the Swenson Gym accidentally demolished a high-voltage conduit in an concrete-encased electrical duct that was thought to be a retaining wall of the gym. No one was injured. Power was rerouted to the northern parts of campus three hours later, but the rest of campus, including Shepherd Union Building and Promontory Tower were without electricity until noon on Sunday. Laws against hate crimes questioned Guliuzza discusses legality, problematic nature of hate crimes, 'fighting words' By Andrea Bean correspondent The Signpost A discussion on the constitutionality of hate crimes legislation was held Thursday night at the Weber County Library just two days before the United States celebrated Constitution Day. Frank Guliuzza, Weber State University's Department of Political Science and Philosophy chairman, described how hate crime bills fit into the U.S. Constitution during the WSU-sponsored presentation, which concluded WSU's first Constitution Week. The WSU American Democracy Project planned activities throughout last week to remind students of the impact the Constitution has on American lives, said Leah Murray, WSU political science professor. Guliuzza explained how the interpretation of the First Amendment has changed over time. Freedom of speech has been expanded to include all forms of symbolic expression in addition to verbal expression. However, some speech can be prohibited, depending on the time, place or manner in which it occurs, he said. Forms of unprotected speech include libel, obscenities and "fighting words." "Fighting words are those kinds of words that, when they are directed at an individual, are not intended to further a debate," Guliuzza said. "They are face-to-face insults where my reaction is crush withdrawal or my reaction is to want to punch you in the nose." In the 1980s, universities began to implement hate speech codes, which prohibited language meant to offend or hurt another person language based on fighting words, he said. Businesses and government agencies also attempted to establish hate speech codes. Later, federal, state and local governments desired to begin punishing hateful conduct through the use of hate crime bills, Guliuzza said. These bills allow courts to give those convicted of hate crimes longer or "enhanced" sentences. Guliuzza then noted the See Hate page 3 Honors Issues Forum highlights Catholic Church By Chris Ripplinger campus affairs editor The Signpost Father Casimir Bernas of the Abbey of the Holy Trinity in Huntsville came to Weber State University Wednesday to discuss the role of the Catholic Church in the world today. Bernas was invited as a speaker for this semester's first Honors Issue Forum. After going to school at Notre Dame, he joined the Huntsville monastery as a monk in 1949 and earned his doctorate in sacred scriptures from the Biblical Institute in Rome. He has served as abbot for the monastery since July of 2001. Bernas explained how outsiders might see the Catholic Church. See Catholic page 1 0 Professor, students get medieval on 15th-century Albanian laws By Tamala Gheller correspondent The Signpost A criminal justice professor at Weber State University is bringing his own homework to school this semester, hoping to receive a few pointers from his students. Robert Wadman, WSU Department of Criminal Justice professor and master's program director, spent his summer vacation in Albania. He worked there with a commission of five members, where they began drafting a set of police rules and regulations for the Albanian law enforcement that will become the Albanian State Police Law. h ft j -A . t! ; I V V V ' 1 H l - ' -:c- v ' P ' - 5 - '--IX : I T"" ... ' "";' ; ... . -: 5 See Law page 9 Robert Wadman, shown standing second from the left, in the back row, joins a group of Albanian lawmakers gathered last summer to draft new national laws.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2005-09-19, Vol. 68, No. 16|
|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.|