Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-05-041
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VOLUME 52, ISSUE 70 MONDAY, MAY 4, 1992 Wildcat Defense dominates spring football game. on p. 9 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH WSU student fHThe iL ft I initiates peaceful dsmonslralion Quiet Vigil: Ogden mayor and police chief join Ogdenites at rally on the steps of the Ogden Munlpal Building. By LAURIE M. W1RTH News editor of The Signpost Less than 100 people, mostly African-Americans, gathered at the Ogden Municipal Building Sunday for a peaceful vigil, spurred by a Weber State woman's desire to unite as a "multi-color" community.The demonstration was in response to the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers, accused of beating black motorist Rodney King, and rioting in Los Angeles, Calif. Kimberle Butler, a WSU student, with the help of Ogden Resident SherylWilson-Hood, initiated the demonstration. Butler said she wanted to do something, because she felt deeply about the "things going on." "They said justice was served, but it doesn't appear that way. Rodney King didn't look violent," Butler said in an interview Friday. Rev. Isaac Brentley of the New Zion Baptist Church, began the vigil by praying for people to live together in peace : and harmony. "Justice must prevail...Violence isn't the answer, the solution is prayer," he said. Mayor Glenn Mecham commended those who initiated the demonstration. "The idea of coming foreword and saying 'lets pray together. Let's talk together and let's plan together. Let's accelerate this reform that we all want-the improvement of social justice now,' is so pleasing." He said Ogden city has a commitment to social justice and opportunity should be equal. "Contrast what we are doing here to-' day with the terrible, tragic scenes, the innocent victims of a negative rage that has stormed in California and other cities 1 u 1 ' A A 1 jt w v r - VXv . U V V v --. .;or i I f ' 4 t I I J .J - $, ! -! '. J " - i V it A. L I t DANIELLE MAmTHS SIGNPOST ; OGDENITES JOIN HANDS in a show of unity to protest the acquittal of the four Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney King, police brutality and violence. Organizers of the demonstration promoted brotherly love and peaceful ends. in the country. They will spend years and : billions rebuilding.: We don't need to tear .; apart to build up," Mecham said. Mecham said he believes in unity, but unity shouldn't just be a slogan, but a standard to live by. The greatest resource to things that matter to citizens is human : ; volunteer commitment, he said. "If we wait for government, to do things for us and don't help,i t comes so slowly we get restless and we tend to riot," he said. Wilson-Hood, Ben Lomand PTA health commissioner, noted the irony of two men with the name King Rodney King and : Martin Luther King Jr. "He had a dream and it isn't being carried on as he thought. His dream was nonviolence," she said in a speech at the podium that was erected near the top of the building's stairs. "Believe that there is some good in everyone. In some it takes a little more time for that good to come out," she said. Ogden Chief of Police Michael Empey said he appreciated the attitude of cooperation and unity shown at the vigil. "Police officers tend sometimes to think ifs them against everybody else. But that's not really the case," he said. "There are problems and everybody knows there are problems. It's only denial to deny that things could be better." One of the things that could be done better for law enforcement is to be more in touch with the community, Empey said. "We need you to be in touch with the law enforcement community and keep us advised of what the concerns and needs are," he said. He said law enforcement should be sensitive to only use force where appropriate, to only arrest where appropriate and to find that there are "in most situations," (See PROTEST on page 2) i -A.-.-, . a (f A .A I. ' ' - i . DANIELLE MABEYmf SIGNPOST WALT A. ALLEN and Georgia Allen are jusf two of the Ogden citizens who demonstrated Sunday afternoon. Monday, May 4 Accu-Weber foncnt for diylime cooditiorM nd h b tencnturcj Ogdenj 76 saltLaka City 78 Moabj 76" 1 1 Odar Cily 79 Weber State enrollment reaches all-time high By CORY SOVEREEN Staff writer of The Signpost Spring quarter enrollment has reached an all-time high of 14,275 students at Weber State University. The total is a 15 percent increase from the 12,662 students enrolled last spring. Due to recent record high enroll ment, over-crowding, and lack of money, WSU is forced to take appropriate steps to limit enrollment. Incoming freshman and transfer students under the age of 23 will be effected by enrollment cuts, but non-traditional students above the age of 23 will be exempt from limitations because administration feelsnon-traditional students are already at adisadvantage. "We are managing the enrollment to the capacity of the institutions," said William Rolf Kerr, commissioner of higher education. All Utah universities, not just Weber, are suffering enrollment cuts, which partly can be blamed on the "Baby Boomers" of the 1970s. The growth in population is now (See ENROLLMENTon page 2) All Utah universities, not just Weber, are suffering enrollment cuts, which partly can be blamed on the "Baby Boomers" of the 1970s. Swot T- soto Rrt flumra St Surrry Pt Oajttf Chudy NOTEBOOK The registration schedule dates listed 1 9 for seniors. May 20-21 for juniors in the summer natalon are innnrrfir.t Instgad of Mav 26. summer Quarter reaistration beains May 18- May 22-23 for sophomores, May 26-27 for freshmen, and open registration will be May 28-29.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-05-04, Vol. 52, No. 70|
|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.|