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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 62 Monday, March 29, 1993 OPEN for smokers Garden Room impreved See tw 2. The GNPO WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH y . u .sbV,L- S l i' I Vv- : , IJ I . y - ,6 - DANIELLE MA8EYWE SIGNPOST 7 (-) 'V "'. fw14' DANIELLE MABEYTHf SIGNPOST STEVE CONLINW SIGNPOST Spring has sprung With the sun shining, students from Roy High School couldn't resist taking a break in the warm, spring weather during a high school foreign language week fair. The spring rain has prompted flowers to bloom and others to break out the lawn mower and other garden tools to get the yard ready for summer. Student vote on early registration offered By MARK FORSBERG Signpost news editor Students will have a chance to dial in their votes regarding early registration options through the touch-tell system, said Melinda Roylance, student body president.Voting will be April 5-8. Students will receive with their grades a set of instructions on how to use the system. The system is a revision of the original plan, to put the option on the ballot during student elections. The touch-tell method of voting was decided on when the Ad missions, Standards and Student Affairs Committee, in charge of early registration, realized it would not receive results in time to make a decision. Roylance said her main interest now is to see that students are well informed on the issue. She has been sending letters to departments with an interest in early registration, asking for them to write letters to the editor to express their points of view. "I hope they take advantage of that option," she said, adding the committee should take the student's recommendation seriously if they feel the students were well informed. The faculty has been informally surveyed by the committee, Roylance said. The survey resulted in a draft proposal that would have seniors register before all others and allowonly physically challenged to register with seniors. This was, in part, a reaction to spring quarter's early registration in which 2,051 students registered early, resulting in 62 classes being closed before seniors had a chance to call. But Roylance feels students should have some input on the issue, so she has arranged for the vote. 'The whole reason we're doing this is to get a feel for what the students want," she said. "I feel it will send our message in a stronger voice." There are two students on the committee, but they aren't able to participate much because of conflicts with classes, said Sarah Toevs, chair of the Early Registration Subcommittee. "We will take the students recommendation seriously," Toevs said. "1 think the committee feels this is an issue relating to the students, and they should have input."She said the committee would look for a resolution appealing to both parties if (See Touch page 2) Yeltsin survives attempt to oust him from office 'Communist coup has failed,' Russian president declares to supporters MOSCOW (AP) Both President Boris Yeltsin and his chief political rival claimed victory Sunday after surviving attempts by the Russian Congress to remove them from office. But the secret ballot by the Congress of People's Deputies left the country's political crisis unresolved after a dramatic day of rejected compromise and huge street rallies. "A communist coup has failed. The people have won," Yeltsin told thousands of cheering supporters outside the Kremlin after the vote. Despite the euphoria, Yeltsin is now in the same predicament he faced before the Congress con vened Friday. He vowed to press ahead with an April 25 referendum to resolve his power struggle with the parliament, dominated by former Communists who want to slow his free-market reforms. The parliament's electoral commission announced 617 legislators cast their ballots for Yeltsin's ouster, well short of the 689 votes, or two-thirds of the Congress, needed to remove him. Only 339 lawmakers voted to replace his rival, parliament speaker Ruslan Khasbulatov. At least 517 votes, a simple majority of the 1,033-member Congress, would have been needed to replace the parliament leader. The vote followed Congress' re jection of a compromise proposed by Yeltsin and Khasbulatov in an effort to end a long power struggle between the parliament and president. The compromise enraged the legislators because it would have eliminated the Congress and their jobs in favor of a smaller, bicameral legislature. After the vote was announced, the Congress adjourned until Monday. Khasbulatov thanked the legislators for their support and said he was surprised by the outcome. "During the three years that I have filled this post ... I thought many more deputies had reason to be dissatisfied with me," he said. Congressional hard-liners had been seeki ng Yel tsi n's ouster si nee his March 20 declaration of emergency rule, but had not held a vote becaue they apparently could not muster enough support. The Yeltsin-Khasbulatov proposal also would have called new presidential and legislative elections in November. And it would have canceled Yeltsin's proposed April 25 referendum on who should wield supreme power in Russia the president or the legislators. Yeltsin declared to his supporters that since Congress had rejected his compromise, he would go ahead with the referendum on confidence in his leadership. TODAY'S pjEWS ARTS Oriental art on display. . . American style. See page 6. g PORTS Weber State bowlers continue quest for wins. See page 10.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-03-29, Vol. 53, No. 62|
|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.|