Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-03-011
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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 56 Monday, March 1, 1993 HOME -on the RANGE Mope, Seepage! WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH (v The Signpost I I v. v'S. 1 L v , ''" -I 1 i ... i NATALIE BOSWELLTHf SIGNPOST About face The ROTC Wildcat battalion met Thursday for a ceremony in which the cadet battalion commander position was passed from Lloyd Togisala to Matt Butler. Due process available to WSU students By MARK FORSBERG SIGNPOST government affairs editor (Editor's note: This is part one of a series focusing on WSU's due process system.) If it weren't for internal systems of handling complaints, like Weber State University's due process system, it would take about ten years to have the most minor grievance heard in the courts, said Ray Taylor of the UPEA. But there are almost no agencies to serve as a "watchdog" over WSU's due process system. "We can monitor WSU through our members, but students and non-members are on their own," Taylor said. Idaho State University's affirmative action officer said the effectiveness of the system is dependent on the administration of the school, because the president and vice presidents eventually arbitrate formal complaints. "I report directly to the president," he said, adding he could complain to federal offices if he felt a good job wasn't being done. But it is up to the administration to make the system work.- Louis Barrazza, director of the multi-cultural center, said he couldn't comment on specific cases he was involved with, but would like more feedback from the system. He added he would often hear the results of cases "through the grapevine" but never received official notice of a resolution. "We don't even know how many cases have been filed. If offenses are serious and repeated then we need to look at how we're dealing with them." He said he would like to see a report on the number and types of cases, without names, from offices in the (See Process page 2) HUD, Continuing Education offer housing help Kemp gives HUD monies to aides Documents show $94, 000 doled out as bonuses By JOYCE ZABRISKIE SIGNPOST senior reporter The Office of Continuing Education at the Ogden City Mall offers help in avoiding foreclosure of a home. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development works with Continuing Education in an advocacy role. Rae Ann Garside of Continuing Education said once a year Continuing Education applies for a grant from HUD to help people in danger of losing their homes. "We work with mortgage companies and the government to assist people in staying in their houses," Garside said. Most people using the service were referred to HUD by a mortgage company when they became delinquent in their house payment."That delinquency can be through unemployment, underemployment, a death or illness," Garside said. When a house payment is three months in arrears, the mortgagee may request that HUD take over the loan and become a lender. WASHINGTON (AP) :i : I lousing Secretary Jack Kemp gave $94,(XX) in bonuses to 70 political appointees in his de- ,; ; : partment shortly before he left office, documents show. llThe documents, obtained :;?; i: by The Associated Press, also : show that Kemp proposed bonuses of $298,000 for 51 sets :nior career employees. Those monies have hot been paid, : : pending reviews by the Office f ;;;; of Personnel Ma nagement. President Clinton ordered an investigation of federal bo- "When the reason for the delinquency is beyond a temporary measure, HUD essentially pays off the mortgage and becomes the lender," Garside said. Some homeowners are given a 12, 24 or 36 month grace period and make reduced payments while the situation that created the delinquency is resolved. In extreme cases, payments may be suspended until the mort- nuses after revelations that five ; Cabinet secretaries, including ; Kemp, awarded money to political appointees and senior career officials in the waning days of the:; Bush administration. The documents, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, show $94,251 was given, in amounts averaging $1,300 each, to 70 appointees in the Department of Housing and Urban Development in November and December. In a statement, Kemp defended the bonuses as "part of the routine civil service annual gagee gets back on his or her feet and can make payments again. The length of the loan is then extended, if necessary, up to 10 years. Garside said a counseling service is available. The purpose is to tell homeowners what their options areand, if necessary, contact creditors and shift payments until the homeowner can make regular house payments. The HUD counseling service performance review process that had been carried out through my entire tenure at ; HUD." Among the appointees re-ceiving a bonus was special assistant Cheryl Weber, Kemp's partner in Empower America, a new conservative think tank. Mrs. Weber received $1,385. Kemp and Weber announced Thursday that Empower America would ; launch a grassroots coalition to work to defeat Clinton's economic package. works closely with the Federal Housing Administration, but Garsidesaid other type mortgages may qualify for assistance. "Our office creates a forbearance between the mortgage com-panyand the mortgager," Garside said. "We can advise you of your options and assist you in applying for HUD help yourself. But, you must contact our offices in order to apply for assistance." ODAY'S 'EWS ARTS. WSU choirs belt out religious and big band tunes. For a review of a recent concert, see page 6. g PORTS After a substantial half-time lead, the Lady Cats of WSU lose to University of Idaho at the buzzer. See page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-03-01, Vol. 53, No. 56|
|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.|