Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-11-081
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O Weber State College INSIDE... Run the track with President Brady. For the story, see the 'Signature' section starting on page 5. Tuesday, November 8, 1983 Vol. 44 No. 13 u u Dee Events Center Charges $1 Parking Fee Kathy Kendell Gov't. Affairs Reporter Citing increased maintenance costs as the primary reason, WSC's Administration will begin charging $1.00 per vehicle for parking for Dee Center activities. The charge will go into effect Nov. 18, the day of the first Wildcat basketball game. WSC Security Chief Lee Cassity said that students with a valid campus parking decal will not be charged the fee. "Only vehicles without current decals will be assessed the $1.00 charge," he said. According to Director of Adminstrative Services, Robert DeBoer, the cost of services for the Dee Center is significant. "We have over 41 acres of parking that needs to be kept up," said DeBoer. In addition to that, there are costs associated with construction, surveillance, and miscellaneous expenses. The money collected will go into a funding pool, with most of the revenue being used directly for the Dee Events Center. Even though the $1.00 cost may be an adjustment at first, its objective is to provide a better level of service to Dee Center patrons. Cassity pointed out that the charge is less than that of most comparable institutions and facilities. "University of Utah charges $2.00, as does the Salt Palace," he said. Both DeBoer and Cassity encourage car pooling and coming to games early as a way of avoiding lines and delays. Cassity suggested that students enter the Dee Events Center parking lot from the 4600 South entrance (by the Ogden Clinic) so that there will be less of a possibility of traffic tie-ups. DeBoer said he foresees no problems with patrons parking on residential streets. "We have not had problems with residents in the past; they are always cooperative." Free parking will be available at Wildcat Stadium for those who aren't deterred by the walk. Parking in the adjoining LDS church lot will likely cost as well. There is talk of industrious boy scouts also assessing a $1.00 parking charge. DeBoer views the new policy as a positive one. The rationale for the change is to shift the cost to the user, and at the same time provide a high quality of service. V m i I A i t 1 "I , 1 i 11 Signpost photoRichard Curtis v The audience jammed to sounds of surf and sun during Boys' performed their tunes to an enthusiastic crowd up for 'The Beach Boys' was The Greg Kihn Band.' For the winter concert of The Beach Boys.' The Beach Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Dee Events Center. Warming a review of the concert, trun to page 10. Convo speaker to tell how to overcome handicap Crawford to Highlight Handicap Awareness Day Roger Crawford, a tennis player who has learned to overcome his handicap, will speak Thursday at noon in the Browning Center as part of the fall quarter convocation series. Crawford will be appearing in conjunction with Handicap Awareness Day. He is billed as "a very inspirational speaker" and will speak to students on how to overcome their handicaps, as he did. Born with fingers missing on both hands, toes missing on his right foot and a left leg that was "useless," Roger seemingly did not possess the physical equipment to withstand the rigors of competitive sports. Crawford played on his high school's tennis team, lettering in the sport all tour years of high school despite the fact that he had to chase the ball all over the court on a wooden leg. Crawford has a positive outlook on life, not letting his handicap stand in his way. His attitude is that there's nothing he can't do. He makes the comment that you're only as handicapped as you want to be. Crawford was the first disabled student in the country to receive a national scholarship and was also offered an ABO tennis scholarship. He was offered a scholarship to Weber State but turned it down, deciding to attend college elsewhere. Recently named Flecto Sportsman of the Year, Roger's former high school has recognized his con tribution to sportsmanship by instituting an annual award in his name for the most inspirational athlete. Governor Matheson has declared the second Thursday of November as Handicap Awareness Day, and Ogden City Mayor Dirks has set aside Nov. 12 as Roger Crawford Day. After the convocation, Crawford, who jokingly boasts of having the only two-handed serve in the world, will take on Utah's Lieutenant Governor David S. Monson in a tennis match at the Ogden Athletic Club, 1221 E. 5800 S., at 2 p.m. Both the tennis match and the convocation are free to the public.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1983-11-08, Vol. 44, No. 13|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|