Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-10-291
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Inside ... News page 2 Opinion, page 4 Entertainment page 7 Sports page 9 Classifieds page 12 Editor's note page 5 Homecoming royalty announced See page 3B Halloween recipes See page 7 Wildcat women win 18th match See page 12 t -f t Thursday, October 29, 1987 Weber State College Vol. 48 No. 10 Behavior in gov't receives close scrutiny Lanny Desmond Staff Reporter Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series concerning politics and ethics Rennrte.r Lannv Desmond interviewed several state politicians and media representatives concerning the topic. Politics and ethics are two terms increasingly used in like context. Not long ago, the country began to see a conflict between unethical, though not illegal, behaviors and the interests of the media. The political front was being primed for the problems many officials are expenencing now, uary Hart being tne prime example. The community is now demanding behavior beyond reproach. The Hart case-shows that society expects morally and ethically clean candidates. The nation seems to view any sign of deviance as a flaw, and therefore a negative indicator with respect to leadership abilities. The media, functioning as a political watchdog, has played a large role in defining the expected behavior of our politicians. Don Olson, Channel 5 (KSL) news anchor and political specialist, said that character flaws do reflect job performance. Olson feels that public trust is earned by officials; thus, officials are obligated to behave in a responsible manner. The media is resnonsihle for renortinp on nnhlic j 1 0 t fiiriirpc nhnsino- thnf tnict Does this media responsibility overstep the fine line between privacy and public visibility? Should elected officials be able to maintain the same right of privacy as the private citizen? Or do they give up that right as one of the costs of public limelight? Olson felt that there is a fine line between ethical behavior and scrutiny. 'There is also a fine line between private and public lives. "There is a difference . between having a couple of beers with the ,guys and compromising sexual behavior. , It is the job of the media to report these differences," said Olson, i Jack Wilbur, a Channel 2 (KUTV ; assistant news editor, said that character j flaws serve as indicators of how well we j can expect an official to perform, i Both Olson and Wilbur felt political ; figures need to exercise good judgment and 1 that the media should not hound politicians in hopes of finding wrongful behavior. In the next part of this series, several state politicians and political experts discuss their views on the media's role in ethics. , vr -J i !l - r " i trs I i THE rccei Mike WEBER STATE DEFENSEIVE unit is seen here (ructions from Defensive Coordinator The 7th ranked Wildcats will meet the vine ins Zimmer. 12th ranked Idaho Vandals at Weber's annual Homecoming game this Saturday at 1 p.m. (Signpost photo: Darwin Shaw) Love, deuce, or no game Tennis courts taken out of plans Donna Green Staff reporter Sometime during the next year, construction will begin on a new multi-million dollar physical education and recreational facility here at Weber State College. The long-awaited building will contain everything from swimming pools to racquetball courts. But following several plan changes, it looks as if indoor tennis courts will not fit into the building. The last word from the facility's director is no. Indoor tennis courts were included in the original plans as the decision was made to go with a universal floor surface. However, in the second look at the design, the decision was made to exclude the universal surface and use roll-out courts. Then, in the final-decision, the facility's board excluded the courts altogether because of their expense and upkeep. The recent decision has caused some concern throughout the campus among tennis enthusiasts. One man, Head Tennis Coach Keith Cox, has started a campaign to voice protest and try and to get the courts back in the plans. He has sent memos to all of Weber's organizations, faculty and staff in order to brir, attention to the controversy. Cox indicated he is not trying to make waves, but he does want the public to be aware of what he feels to be a great loss to the entire community and Weber State. "I'm not doing it campaigning for varsity tennis. I'm doing it for the campus community, the students, faculty and administration," said Cox. Cox believes all Ogdcn area tennis enthusiasts will be denied indoor and inclement weather play during off-seasons. Dr. Gary Willdcn, the director of the new facility, hired a consultant to oversee the plan of the new building. The results of the study revealed a wood floor would be the most realistic way to go. The consultant felt the wood floor would not wear out as fast as the universal floor, nor be as expensive to install and keep. Cox hopes his efforts will bring enough attention to the situation to change the board's mind. He has urged all to contact President Stephen Nadauld or Dr. Willdcn to voice their opinions. Alumnus reels back to WSC Phil Tuckett, former Weber State football star and vice president at NFL films, will speak at today's Open Hour convocation at 10:30 a.m. The Eugene, Oregon native went to Dixie College on a basketball-football scholarship before enrolling at Weber in 1966. For the next two years, Tuckett was selected for All-Conference in the Big Sky and still ranks in the top five in many receiving categories at Weber. Tuckett attended Weber on a football scholarship from 1966-67 and graduated with a degree in English. He has won five Emmys for his work with NFL Films and has made music videos for notables such as Journey and Cynoi Lauper. While speaking at convocation two years ago, Tuckett said, "There is no reason to look down at you at WcLer. You can mispronounce the name, but what you are learning here will help you reach your dreams."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1987-10-29, Vol. 48, No. 10|
|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.|