Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-07-121
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Oweber State College Summer 7 Check out the new ASWSC Affairs column on page 2 and find out what your student government is doing. Vol. 44 No. 62 Thursday, July 12, 1984 DXLjE) U u u Candidate Gardner Cites Education, Economics As Major Issues by David C. Wright News Editor Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kem Gard ner held a press I luncheon at the Oeden Hilton last Thursday, July 5. At the informal gathering, Gardner spoke on his background and upbringing in nor thern Utah. Gardner grew upj on a farm and at-f tended schools in Davis County and also Weber State , College. Gardner is also a graduate of the University of Utah Law School. He said that he worked his way through school by performing odd jobsd in Davis and Weber Counties. Concerning the various campaign issues, Gardner said that the two major issues are education and economic development. Gardner reaffirmed his earlier statement that Utahns need not incur higher taxes to receive better education. "Before considering higher taxes we need to look at tax reform and broadening the tax base," he said. Gardner labeled himself a "mainstream Democrat in the tradition of Rampton and Matheson." That tradition, according to Gardner, is "fairness," and "the fight for equal rights." Gardner said that he will seek to bring more jobs to Utah, "but not at the expense of the environment." Gardner said he wants more money for education, but at the same time he wants to see educational reform. According to Gardner, Utah needs to continue with a governor that "will work with the federal government to solve Utah's problems, yet be willing to stand up to the government when their demands will hurt us." Gardner said that he opposes a nuclear waste dump anywhere in Utah. He cited his success as a builder and land developer, and said that that experience will enable him to manage the $2.5 billion dollar budget. Gardner said that his past success at attracting new business to Utah qualifies him to effectively continue that as governor. Gardner said that "there is no job description for the office of Lieutenant Governor," but that his . x- . i t m .... J r .r i x " i - X ? i 4 L I: ' . . : 1 V i. ' . ' t- " ? ... a These youths, who are participating in Neil McCarthy's Wildcat Basketball Camp, practice basketball handling. Handling of the basketball is an Signpost photoMatthew Brown important fundamental that will be brought out in every drill practiced during the camp. See the basketball camp story on Page 8. running-mate, former Mayor of Provo, Jim Ferguson, "will take an active role in meeting with local (city and town) governments." Gardner said that he wanted Ferguson to serve in an "ombudsman capacity." According to an infomration sheet, Gardner would, if elected, install a toll-free number at the Lieutenant Governor's office. This line "will provide immediate access for all of the people of Utah." Gardner said that he is running as his "own man" and that he is not "beholden to any special interest groups." On issues that directly affect Weber, Gardner discussed the masters in accounting program that President Rodney H. Brady has been lobbying for. Gardner presently serves as chairman of the Utah Board of Regents, and said that he would vote in favor of the master's program "if an effective and convincing case can be made for it," he said. Gardner said that he feels that President Brady "is doing an outstanding job . . . and the way to keep someone of his caliber is to support him in the programs that he wants." The planned physical education building for WSC is "a priority" according to Gardner. He also added that Weber is the only major college in the state that doesn't have a modern, well-equipped pysical education building. Fall Claims Climber Robert D. Bergeson, 28, a Weber State College student, was killed over the weekend in a rock climbing accident. Bergeson was climbing with George B. Alexander on Climber's Rock, which is located one mile from the entrance to Little Cottonwood Canyon when he fell 30 feet to his death. Bergeson was a morning disc jockey on Weber State's KWCR radio station. Stephanie Degraw, a friend and co-worker of Bergeson's, said that he was really easy going and pleasant to be around. -"After I trained him he caught on really fast," said Degraw. She also said that he took his DJ shifts seriously and that "Bob was very dependable and always filled his shift." Degraw said that Bergeson was a quiet person but once you got to know him, he was always your friend, come rain or shine. "Weekday mornings at FM 88 (KWCR) are silent now," said Degraw. Bergeson's fall was caused by the rock climbing equipment that he was using. A chock, which is a device used to secure your positioning on the rocks, slipped out and caused Bergeson to tumble to his death. According to Nancy Stephenson, WSC's Wilderness Recreation Center's Director, an accident like this happening is very rare, "but it does happen." Stephenson said that climbers usually have more than one chock in position as a back up. She said that his placement of the chock could have been bad, but that no one probably knows what happened. She said that the Wilderness Recreation Center doesn't rent out such equipment. "We only use such equipment for our programs," said Stephenson. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the South Ogden 69th Ward Chapel, 720 Nancy Drive. Friends may call at Lindquist & Sons Colonial Chapel, Thursday, July 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. or at the Ward Chapel Friday one hour beforeservices.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1984-07-12, Vol. 44, No. 62|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; 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 College|
|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.|