Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-07-201
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- up. ine n r Volume 67 Issue 6 wsusignpost.com Tuesday, July 20, 2004 alumnus sponsors Ogden basketball camp. See page 7 O" N o By Becky Palmer sr. news reporter The Signpost An intended restructuring of the student government for 2005 and finances for a shuttle to the Davis Campus were major topics discussed at a summer session of the Student Senate held last week. The meeting served largely as an explanation of issues that are sure to receive much attention in the coming year. Plans to restructure student government are to be. finalized by November in time for elections. The current student government system is outdated, said Casey Garner, elections chair. When it was created, "Weber State was a private school and r your parents could be called if you were caught smoking," Garner said. "A lot has changed since then." A committee last year did research on student governments and has proposed a plan to alter the current system. ' Goals to be reached include improved communication, a reduction of overlapping responsibilities, and better allocation of student fees. Student fees currentiy total about $900,000, and decisions concerning them are a primary responsibility of student government. Anyone interested in participating in a restructuring committee this fall should contact student government. The traditional education student area council is also looking for committee members. Interested people should contact Mark Fawsom, traditional student senator. Another important issue discussed at the meeting was a shuttle to run between the Davis Campus and the mam campus. Representatives from UTA and Craig Dearden, WSU director of public safety, attended the meeting to explain a contract that will begin Aug. 15. "The basis for decisions was the number of students that would be riding a bus to make it viable," Kent Jorgenson from UTA explained. " UTA would have to cancel a route and move it from Davis to here. The numbers weren't there, so we looked at a 15-passenger van." Vice President of Administrative Services Norm Tarbox asked the Student Senate to decide by the middle of July whether they would be willing to use student fees in the 2005-06 school year to fund the program. The cost of the program, which totals about $58,000, is being covered by institutional money this year. Allowing one year for a trial is very similar to what happened with the EdPass. In August, the shuttle will probably run between 7 a.m. and noon or 1 p.m. This will take just 30 minutes, as compared to the UTA 640 route that runs between campuses but takes about one hour. According to Jorgenson, if there is a much greater need for the service, "we have an obligation to look at other See Restructure page 3 Sui beg miner of art, music, p ins for Ooden yce Kidnapping witness awarded Farmer's Market draws growers, artists, community By Maria Villasenor managing editor The Signpost Hundreds of green corn husks peeked out through the blue crates. Behind the wall of stacked crates Janelle Koile and Kim Rushton, Weber State University students, sold fresh corn from Koile's father's farm. They and other growers lined Adams Avenue during last Saturday's first Historic 25th Street Farmer's and Art Market of the season. "Four for a dollar," they said to their customers. Linda and Danny Myers of Ogden bought eight ears of corn. Saturday was their first time at the farmers' market, but the Myers quickly pointed out their delight. '' J. t 5 WSU students Janelle Koile (left) and Kim Rushton (middle) sell corn to patrons of the Ogden Farmer's Market. The market takes place every Saturday from 8 to 1 1 a.m. until Oct. 2 "I love it, love it," Linda said. "It beats on driving all over the country looking for signs (advertising local produce)," Danny said. "It's better than the grocery store." Koile and Rushton sold corn grown on Koile's father's 540- acre farm. This is the third year they will sell corn, watermelon, pumpkins, cantaloupe and tomatoes at the farmer's market. Though that day they sold only corn, they expect to bring watermelons this Saturday. "We sell everything as it comes in season," Koile said. Aside from fresh and locally grown produce, the market also brought art vendors out of the woodwork to line 5th Street under canopies. Wares included original paintings, jewelry, photography, clothes, hand-carved wooden staffs, dolls, quilts and more. In case anyone needed energy walking down the street or something refreshing because of the growing heat, local vendors also sold their goods. Many bakeries and restaurants had stands along the street, as did taco vendors. Selling wasn't restricted to adults only. A girl and her two brothers sold cold lemonade. See Market page 7 The witness who reported an abduction on campus on April 22 was given an Honorary Citizens Award Monday for her actions and introduced to the student she saved. The victim had been forced into a van by her ex-husband at the A8 parking lot by Weber State University's Swenson Gym and taken to a motel in Kaysville, where she was rescued by police later that day. The suspect, Scott Allen Rainford, was arrested. "Our witness is a student here at Weber State and she's actually a hero," said WSU Police Capt. Dane LeBlanc Monday morning when the witness received her award. 'And simply stated, another minute or two and our victim would not be here today. "So it's important to us that we recognize her specifically, because we want the campus community to know it's important. There were nine other people who saw this kidnapping and didn't say anything, and for See Witness page 3 College-aged people constitute 75 percent of Utah auto fatalities By Katrina Nope correspondent The Signpost Weber State University student Trent Heath was the cause of a head-on collision. Heath was traveling on a two-lane highway one afternoon by himself. While going around a curve, he fell asleep. He woke up about half a second before hitting a half-ton pickup truck. Heath said he could have prevented that accident by going to bed earlier, drinking caffeine, or talking on his cell phone with a hands-free earpiece. Trent has become much more careful about driving while he is tired. "The police officer that investigated the crash, in his opinion, determined that because of the seatbelts and airbags, serious injury or death was avoided," Heath said. Three hundred fifty people on average are killed in Utah due to car crashes each year according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Of those, 263 are age 16-23. "Car accidents happen a lot even if you're doing everything you should and can be doing," Layton Police officer Phil Reid said. "Someone else is going to plow right into you, so you really need to be doing as much as you can, like wearing your seatbelt and having kids in car seats." Drivers should also be very careful See Fatalities page 3 ..- v..;- Si- r' ..' I 1 "; i -'. . , : ! " ' . " 1 ' y,. ' -,';''.. .....---- The intersection of Harrison Boulevard and 41st Street is the most dangerous on campus due to limited vision. College students can reduce accident risk by staying alert.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-07-20, Vol. 67, No. 6|
|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.|