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V Football CALENDAR 2 EDITORIAL 3 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 O THE 2009 p .m. - mr r mr r 4-- ''y p,ay'v'ontana w v see page 6 11 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY w ; FRfDAfOCTOBER 30, 2009 WWW.WSUSIGNP0ST.COM 3 0 vni fin ksiif u t !. ' ''.' I ' bOUKCL: VVIBLR.EDU Mathematics instructor Diane Pugmire. She taught at WSU for 25 years and was honored as Educator of the Year last week. Math specialist dies after very brief illness By Cimaron Neugebauer news editor I The Signpost Less than a week after receiving her award from the Utah Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (UASCD) as Educator of the Year, Diane Pugmire, 52, unexpectedly passed away Wednesday morning after a sudden illness. Pugmire was a mathematics instructor at Weber State University. Pugmire's oldest daughter, Ariana Sears, said her mom exercised with her every day. A few days before passing Pugmire told her daughter she was feeling a little achy. Sears said she felt similar but figured they were already over the illness. On Monday, Pugmire told her daughter, "I wonder if both of us had the swine flu, but our bodies are just strong enough that it kicked it. I feel great." Later that night she said she was in a bit of pain and went to the hospital. Within 31 hours Pugmire died. The family received confirmation from the health department on Thursday that Pugmire died as a result of bacterial pneumonia, with complications from H1N1. Sears said she takes comfort in knowing that "families are for eternity" and that they will have a chance to be with her again. She said she will remember her mom for putting others before herself. "My memory of my mom is her continual service and love for each of us," Sears said. "Even when I had my baby, she was there." She had been a part of WSU faculty for 25 years, the same amount of time as one of her colleagues, Dale Ostlie, dean of the college of science. "She was deeply loved by all the students that worked with her and her colleagues," Ostlie said. "It is shocking for all of us. She will be missed deeply. All who knew her thought she was a terrific individual." See Teacher page 5 Proposed water tank to sit above campus Ogden City considers WSU as possible site for water reservoir Li By Cina Barker managing editor I The Signpost Like any other city, Ogden must adhere to the basics in city planning; utilities are a must. Ogden City has been in the process of updating the water system, renovating existing tanks along the mountainside, along with designating areas where new tanks might go to support the continuing growth jDf the city. Among new sites being considered, one location for water tanks is just above Weber State University on campus property. While the project still has several stages left in local legislature and is waiting to go through the city planning council, city engineer Justin Anderson has been hard at work planning out where the 1.25 million-gallon tank could be safely located. WSU is considered one of the only locations, if not the best, for the water tank. "There's not too many places I can fit (the water tank) up on the hillside and make it work the way I want it to," Anderson said. "There is a location on Weber State's property that would work. And that is the location that I have proposed." The water tank proposed to go above WSU's campus is only a part of Ogden City's initiative to update its water supplies. New tanks above 9th St. only recently became operational, and another tank close to the one proposed on WSU land is currently going through City Council for budget approval. These new tanks will serve as a cleaner, more structurally sound water source for the community, updating the older tanks, which are nearly a century old. Existing tanks require constant maintenance and are structurally at risk. Rick Gro- i. Drnnncori Inrot'mn frr noio I 1 W p V U lj Vi I U UU 1 1 I W I lll,Tf . o j Ogden City water tank : ' " ? " - :--m I. iOUKl.t: JUSTIN ANDERSON A photo rendition of what a new proposed Ogden City water tank would look like on the mountainside above WSU. If plans are approved, the tower will be built on the eastern part of WSU property. ver, an Ogden City planner, expressed concern about the stabilization of the current water tanks. "The boosting tanks that are up there are very unstable and if an earthquake or anything like that were to happen, they would go very quickly," he said. If the water tank proposed by Ogden is passed by the city council, WSU must also approve the plans and allocate a portion of land to the city. The tank would be partially buried, leaving the upper face exposed and visible from campus. Land allocated to the city would most likely be an easement grant, said WSU Vice President NormTarbox, See Tank page 5 lechnology poses danger on the road Recently passed law makes texting illegal while driving By Luke Marshall correspondent 1 7ie Signpost Many are guilty of sending a quick text message while driving every once in awhile. However, text messaging while driving is a distraction and has been compared to driving under the influence of alcohol. It is also illegal in the state of Utah and a citable offense."You can't text while driving in Utah," said Weber State University police Sgt. James Wagner. "It's a class C misdemeanor."This law has been in place since July 1 of this year. According to House Bill 290 "Prohibition of Wireless Communication Device Use in a Mo-toi Vehicle," it is illegal to "use a handheld wireless communication device for text messaging or electronic mail communication while operating a motor vehicle upon a highway in (Utah)." Sup port for outlawing text messaging while driving has been growing as it is now illegal in seven states. The Zero Fatalities Web site listed several tips to reduce the risk of distracted driving which has been the cause of 17 deaths in Utah during 2009. One tip is to have the passenger answer any phone calls or text messages. If there is no one else in the car, wait until arriving at the destination before using a cell phone. The site said many drivers become distracted without ever realizing it and the best way to prevent this is al ways focus on the road s other drivers on the road. Although it can be difficult for po lice officers to see drivers text messaging and pros- ecutc them, v-there are warn ing-,, " : - s i g n s V;, for which d r i v - ers can . be pulled over. "Swerving and careless driving are often See Danger page 5 12 -I Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 a.m. is Daylight Saving Time. Set clocks back one hour. Strange nov in brief 7Ci Man allegedly torches van after wild test drive WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) Police in eastern Pennsylvania said a man unhappy with his new van took a car salesman on a wild ride and later torched the vehicle in front of the dealership. Authorities say58-year-old John Walton Jr. went to Coc-cia Ford near Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday complaining that his van had transmission problems. A salesman accompanied Walton on a test drive but didn't hear anything. Police said Walton became upset and accelerated to speeds over 100 miles per hour. When the van skidded, the salesman jumped from the vehicle and called police. Authorities said Walton then torched the van at the dealership. Plains Township police charged Walton with arson. Laflin police charged him with terroristic threats and other offenses. He was being held in the Luzerne County jail. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney. Sleepy Hollow church: NoHal-loween-themed weddings SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. (AP) A church made famous by Washington Irving's short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," has rejected a couple's request to hold a Halloween-themed wedding. Lisa Panensky and Jim Nieves signed a contract 13 months ago to get married on Halloween at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Church officials balked at the couple's plans to wear costumes and include theme music from "The Addams Family" and "The Munsters." The Rev. Jeff Gargano said he only recently learned of the Halloween theme. He offered instead to marry them in the cemetery of the 17th-century church, but the couple declined.The church has offered to refund their deposit. The couple say they may get married at home. Man forgotten in Indiana ja?l cell for 12 hours ELKHART, Ind. (AP) Guards at a northern Indiana jail face disciplinary action and will receive additional training after a man was accidentally trapped inside a cell for 12 hours. Elkhart County Sheriff Mike Books said officers and supervisors on the jail's first and second shifts "failed to account" for 40 year-old Scott Roberts and that their actions were unacceptable. The department did not say what discipline staff members faced. Roberts said lie was doing community service work on Saturday when a mop bucket propping open a cell door spilled and the door slammed shut. He wasn't released until after family members arrived at the jail looking for him about 10:30 p.m.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-10-30, Vol. 80, No. 34|
|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.|