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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 44 Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1993 SKI UTAH: Snowboarding, skiing and snowshoeing considered hot spots of cold season. See page 6. NP WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH 3 (OlThe k)IG OST li f V X "V.. - f- 5. .-. -7.. 7 By JOYCE ZABRISKIE Signpost senior reporter An oil slick from an unknown, off-campus source that emitted foul fuel odors and produced discolored water was discovered on the Weber State University's campus pond Friday by groundskeepers who immediately notified campus officials. Bob Folsom of architectural services said the ducks on the pond were in no immediatedangerfrom the incident and that an investigation is now underway to determine the source of the leak and how it got into the pond. The pond, which was created as a retention and evaporation pool for several storm drain systems, is supplied with water from a southern inlet. The wa ter flowing from the pond was stopped to prevent contamination to the water system, he said. The oil is not a threat to drinking water on campus or in neighboring communities, Captain Robert Brian of Ogden's haz-ardous materials response team said. "Weber Sta te of ficials reacted quickly and responsibly. They discovered the contamination early and have kept the impact to an absolute minimum." Folsom said a pending investigation will determine the source of the oil spill. "It is not known if the oil somehow got into the system from the construction si te for the skating rink or some other place. We do know i t may have come from somewhere south of here." (See POND page 3) 5 1 . . ' jj-? -,.n DANIELLE MAYBE THE SIGNPOST Hazardous waste trapped in the campus pond was found Friday morning. The results of the testing being done on the waste will determine the possibility of contamination to the environment and wildlife. Clinton to end militory gay ban WASHINGTON (AP) The White House asserted the right to revoke the ban on homosexuals in the military without the consent of Congress Tuesday. Some Republican lawmakers explored how to force a vote, but the Senate's top Democrat predicted "it will all be worked out." President Clinton will act swiftly this week to end the50-year-old prohibition, spokesman George Stephanopoulos said. "The president has the power to move forward on ending discrimination against homosexuals in the military," he said. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, D-Maine, said outside the White House that he didn't know how the Senate would voteontheissueif itarose. "These experts are saying something simple: If you are ROTC to abide by Clinton decision By JEFF HANEY ; Signpost managing editor Opposition is nothing new to President Bill Clinton's proposal to lift the ban on homosexuals in the military, and the stance of the Weber State University ROTC leaders differs only slightly from that of senate and national military leaders."Personally, I'm against it," said Maj. Clayton Hogan of looking for a way to destroy the discipline and espri t de corps of a military unit, it is clear just inject sexual tension into the barracks," said Sen. Dan Coats of WSU'sROTC. "I have 15 years in the military and feel it is not the place for homosexuals." However, Maj. Brian Fisher, assistant professor of military science, said as a professional in the United States Army he would, "do what the commander in chief tells me to do." Although Fisher said he would abide by the laws put into effect by the president, he admitted "it will be tough in certain circumstances."Indiana, the GOP point man in the fight with the new administration.Sen. Alfonse D'Amato announced on the Senate floor that "We've been told this type of behavior is wrong, then it is forced upon the military," he said. "But the president hasn't made any concrete decisions. If he does, then we must abide by the law." Hogan said he disagrees with Clinton's decision because he feels the president is overly concerned with the civil rights issue, and lifting the ban would only cause an (See ROTC page 3) he supports Clinton's plan thoroughly . "No government has the right to discriminate against any of its own people," D'Amato said. Senate ALLOCATIONS sets fee ceiling By MARK FORSBERG Signpost government affairs editor This year's Student Fee Allocation Committee (SFAC) faces unavoidable problems of shortages from next year's student fees, even with a 7 percent ceiling set on next year's fee increase. By unanimous vote, the Student Sena te Monday a u thorized a 7 percent limit for the SFAC for next year's student fee increase. Next year's student fee budget, with the full increase, will be $4,468,000 or $121 per student. Budget requests from recipient areas total $4,625,119. Even with a 7 percent increase in student fees, requests will outweigh funds by more than $100,000, Melinda Roylance, student body president, said at the meeting. But Roylance said fees should not rise more than the 7 percent tuition increase. "I don't feel good at all raising student fees more than tuition," she said. Special projects, or one-time budget requests, are also short on funds. There are $110,337 of spe- (See FUNDS page 3) TODAY'S jjEWS PORTS WSU forward Stan Rose focuses on maintaining consistency See page 10. ARTS Anthony Siciliano features his own methodology with an array of photos. See page 8.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-01-27, Vol. 53, No. 44|
|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.|