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VOLUME 52, ISSUE 29 WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 8, 1992 The IGNPOS1 i f . P. 2 Winter '91 in review WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UT Yugoslavs shoot down European helicopter; fragile peace is jarred Taking a bough for the YUGOSLAVIAN WAR: All five observers die in an act called premeditated sabotage Associated Press MADJAREVO, Yugoslavia The Serb-dominated Yugoslav military shot down a European Community helicopter on Tuesday, killing five truce observers in an attack that threatened to shatter the country's fragile peace. Hours after the incident, the Yugoslav Defense Ministry took responsibility, described the shooting in Croatia as tragic and promised to investigate and punish "the culprits," according to a statement carried by the Tanjug news agency. The federal presidency suspended the air force commander. Col. Gen. Zvonko Jurjevic, pending the investigation. The EC helicopter, painted white and clearly marked as belonging to the EC, blew up in the air after it was hit by an air-to-air missile over Novi Marof, about 30 miles northeast of Zagreb. All five servicemen aboard a Frenchman and four Italians were killed. A second EC helicopter made an emergency landing and the Defense Ministry said it had been damaged, although reporters who saw it on the ground could detect no damage. Italy said the two craft, with the EC flag painted on them, were Italian army choppers. Italy's deputy foreign minister, Claudio Vitalone, told the Italian Senate that the attack was a "criminal aggression against neutral observers, an aggression that represents a premeditated act of sabo tage against the latest efforts in the search for peace." The U.N. Security Council met in closed-door session Tuesday evening to discuss the shooting and the dispatch of an advance U.N. observer team to Croatia. Before the closed-door meeting, French Ambassador Jean-Bernard Merimee said the 15-member council would approve the 50-member team. U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali said Tuesday's attack demonstrated the need to press ahead with peace efforts. The two helicopters were on their way from Belgrade, the federal and Serbian capital, to Zagreb, the Croatian capital, via Hungarian territory to avoid conflict regions. "I saw two army planes ... flying high overhead," said 54-year-old Vlado Milak, postal chief in Madjarevo, a town two miles from Novi Marof. "I then saw the two helicopters. Then, one plane dropped from a great height and fired four rockets, one after another. The fourth hit," he said. "I saw an explosion, flames, and then smoke. Then it dropped." Davor Penovic, a local radio journalist, said he heard jets flying overhead, but did not see them. "Suddenly, I noticed a burning trail streaking downward," he said. "It hit one of the helicopters, which immediately exploded." Police cordoned off roads leading to the hilltop area where the chopper crashed. The attack came on the fourth day of a generally successful U.N.-brokered cease-fire in the6-month-old Serb-Croat war, in which Serb militants and the federal army are fighting Croatia over its June 25 independence declaration. camera i. N. 2 . ' ' - . for s&V 75 rY ; I" ft. ."V, F 4 r - y & I t . " i f y j EI - ' 0t ' k.: ' "' W - i j 1. j r a.. , . 4 y at. DANIELLE MABEYrHf SIGNPOST MICHAEL BOSWEN DUCKS between snow-laden branches outside the patio of the Junction. Forecasters predict fog. partly cloudy skies and scattered snow showers today and tomorrow. ASWSU Senate meets to discuss legislation; most postponed The 16 senators are to introduce one significant imDlemented. n.. I iir-iii-i unn-ri I r Dy LHunic m. win i n News editor of The Signpost To date. Associated Students of Weber State University have introduced a total of 15 pieces of legislation for the 1991-92 school year. Senators have passed two bills and six resolutions. Sixteen ASWSU student senators, whose responsibility is to represent the student body, must introduce one significant piece of legi station each quarter in order to receive a tuition waiver for compensation, said Michael McCleve, coordinator for student government. Student senator's tuition waivers are financed through student fees. The two bills which have been passed since Summer Quarter 1) require that all students to obtain an I.D. card, and 2) require senators to review previous legislation to insure that it had been Two senators did not introduce leg islation last quarter. McCleve said "conditions" were placed on them this quarter for receiving their tuition waivers.Bills are legislation the senate is to carry out and enforce, while resolutions impact other groups and require the attention of other administration. A law was passed by last year's student senate which prohibited senators from voting on legislation the same week as it was introduced. McCleve said it was a good move, depending on the group of senators in office, because it gives the senators time to research the issue. "Sometimes the la w has gotten in the way for groups who are sharp enough not to let the issue slide by," he added. But the law also makes it easier for issues to be postponed. piece of legislation every At Monday's ASWSU weekly meeting, two pieces of legislation were approved by the senate, and four were postponed. An Emergency Phone System bill was proposed by Hispanic Students Senator Cheryl Amett to install a new security phone system at WSU. Reasons for improving the existing system include poor lighting, identifying phones, inaccessability, and some out-of-date functions, Arnett said. Half of the funding, according to the bill, would come from a one-time student fee allocation. After several questions from other senators on the clarity of the proposal, a motion was passed to postpone thediscussion until next week. B "Development Fee," a resolution to be proposed by SenatorTracyTolman, was postponed because she said she had to leave early. B An experimental mathematics year in order to earn tuition waiver course, approved by Weber State University's Faculty Senate last quarter, received a vote of support from ASWSU. Contemporary Mathematics, 281, will tentatively be offered winter and spring quarters and is designed to satisfy the mathematics competency requirement.Sponsored by General Education Senator, Jamie VanMeeteren, the resolution was initiated as an alternative course for achieving a math graduation requirement. B The Senate also passed a bill requiring the student body president's financial advisor to briefly report monthly, either in senate meeting or in a memo, on the financial status of ASWSU's budget. Any potential or misappropriation of funds is to be reported to the Student (See ASWSU page 3) A law was passed by last year's student senate which prohibited senators from voting on legislation the same week as It was Introduced, a good move, depending on the group of senators In office.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-01-08, Vol. 52, No. 29|
|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.|