Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-06-251
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VOLUME 52. ISSUE 2 RJESDAY. JUNE 25, 1991 HE IGN ID ACT Weber State University Ogden, Utah Lost bid cools chances for WSU ice sheet By Jim Sawdey Editor-in-chief of The Signpost Promises to build the Olympic ice skating sheet on the WSU campus may be put on ice because of higher than expected construction estimates, lack of funds and losing the 1998 Winter Olympic bid. The sheet, scheduled for completion in 1993 for $4- $5 million is now expected to top $5.5 million, officials said. Voters approved $56 million for statewide facilities construction, $3 million is to go toward the sheet. The rest of the money is to come from the community. So far, $700,000 has been committed from three sources. The remainder is to be raised from such sources as TV revenues, endorsements, sponsorships and private donations. But now, with the Olympics going to Nagano, Japan, and with Utah's prospects of hosting the Olympics on hold for another four years, revenue sources are drying up. These factors have created upheaval and uncertainty among decision makers, officials said. Utah is America's choice to bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Rex Loker, project coordinator for the Division of Facilities Construction and Management for the state of Utah said that the official word is still to go ahead as planned. "The possibility is always there this thing can be reconsidered. But I can't say that officially," Loker said. Loker's division distributes funds for facilities construction. "My opinion is, and everyone else is speculating, it has to be looked at. It's a lot of dollars committed to Olympic facilities. The state budget has lots of other things crying for funding too. It's up to the legislature and the governor and the United States Olympic Committee and the Utah Sports authority," he said. The Utah Sports Authority is to meet today. It will be the first official meeting since (See ICE page 2) 1 i The ho -Juan of the Braves DANIELLE MABYH StGNPQSl WORK AND REPETITION, the real buzz words in cheerleadlng. the Boise High School Braves, who brave a rigorous sched-begln to wear on these three cheerleaders, representing ule during a cheerleadlng camp held at WSU this week. Faculty petition keeps campus in the green Petitioners volunteer to move to another lot in order to preserve grass and trees By Lorin J. May Managing editor of The Signpost The planned expansion of the Al lot for visitor parking was successfully blocked by 32 faculty and staff members who, citing mostly philosophical reasons, offered to give up their own parking spaces rather than have trees removed and "green space" paved over. Meanwhile, plans for a 100-car dirt "W" parking lot near the gymnasium were approved after meeting no apparent opposition from either the campus community or surrounding homeowners. Both plans should be fully executed before fall quarter registration begins. The petitioners were opposed to the creation of 40 visitor parking spaces through the extension of the Al lot, west of the Social Science Building. (Visitors and members of the surrounding commu nity had complained about the lackof adequate visitor parking during peak hours. Many had received tickets after parking in A and W lots.) Construction would have included paving over a 40-foot strip of grass parallel to the west soccer field and removing two trees to install a motorized arm for restricted access. A public hearing May 29 exposed concern over the consequences of taking out grass and trees. "It's unnecessary to keep putting concrete over grass," said Communication professor Lyall Crawford. History professor Kathryn Mackay, who used to park in the Al lot, felt the construction would also ret a dangerous precedent of putting function before nature. She thought of another solution to visitor parking, and circulated a petition among users of the lot in the Social Science and Administration Building. Signers of the petition agreed to give up their parking spaces to visitor parking if the lot was not constructed. President Paul H, (See PETITION page 4) j-j:bAj.wv - .-3 ........ - . i s ? ! I i '! Mil! s I i v- A LOT OF CARS Is anticipated to fill the emplty parking stalls, following the announcement of free parking. DANIELLE MABEYIHfc SI&NPOS1 Free parking available for summer quarter By B. A. Bridenbecker News Editor of The Signpost Free parking has been made available in the W-5 lot in order to compensate for the loss of shuttle bus services during summer quarter. During the regular academic year, the shuttle bus runs from the Dee Event Center to thecampus, making it possible for students to park without having to pay for a parking sticker. During the summer, however, the student population is down and there is no longer a demand high enough to keep the shuttle bus running. Bob Deboer of the government relations office said, "We felt that if we didn't have a shuttle service in the summer we should have something else on campus." Free parking is available in the far east lot above the Lind Lecture Hall. 'This is the (See LOT page 3) En Ibbb Entertainment 6 Rap, rhyme and scratch in "The White Room" with The KLF'3 trademark easy-going Irreverence. 7 -.?. I .At I II v. r rilllliin si Sports 7 Weber's NFL pros return to train future stars.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-06-25, Vol. 52, No. 2|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 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.|