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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 79 Friday, May 7, 1993 MNESTY fights for Freedom See page 3. WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH IGNPOST 5 4-. Al , iq A V I " r- 1 ; ... - .. . ,.. : La fiesta A TRADITIONAL DANCE group from Salt Lake City performs in The Gallery in the Shepherd Union Building during the Hispanic Emphasis Week for the Cinco de Mayo celebration. Left: A rap group also jammed during the celebration that included Hispanic food, culture and live music. DANIELLE MABEYTH5 SIGNPOST Recycling efforts: Less than 20 percent of WSU paper recycled By DOROTHY WILHELMSEN Signpost staff writer About 17 percent of the 27, 811, 500 sheets of paper used by Weber Sta te University students, faculty and staff last year was recycled, said Nancy Emenger, a buyer for the WSU purchasing department. Emenger said during the 1991-1992 academic year more than 267, 000 pounds of paper were used on the campus. This does not include $34,745 of parent-size sheet papers used by Printing Services for larger jobs and not sold by the ream. Emenger said she bought more than 1 million sheets of computer paper last year. Be-causeof jamming problems with the printers, the paper bought for printers can't be recycled, she said. Evelyn Farnsworth, also a buyer for the WSU Purchasing Department, purchased 22 million sheets of copy and laser printer paper, and saidl5 percent of all the paperbought was required to be recycled. WSU purchased 17 percent recycled paper, she said. "Every year we're buying more recycled." During this same period 1,538 cases of industrial paper were purchased. Industrial paper consists of towels, toilet tissue, hand wipes, paper plates and other disposable papers. Parent-size sheets of paper and some miscellaneous other papers are not included.Betty Tucker, student computer labs coordinator is responsible for much of the recycling Speculations swirl surrounding Koresh s death WACO, Texas ( AP) The discovery that cult leader David Koresh was shot in the head before a quick-moving fire killed his followers raises as many questions as it answers. Who killed him? When? Why? What does it say about the end of the 51-day standoff with federal authorities? "It's a good question," Jeff Jamar, the FBI special agent in charge during the standoff, said Monday. "The gunfire told us somebody was getting shot. Just who and why is the question." On Sunday, authorities said X-rays and dental records proved that the charred body and fragmented skull found three days after the fire were the remains of the 33-year-old Koresh. Panel discusses Waco, sociological viewpoints By SANDY SOWERBY SIGNPOST senior reporter Sociologists would have given the FBI a different perspective on the behavior the Branch Da vidian cult in Waco, Texas, said Wayne Thompson, sociology professor Thursday ; at Issues Forum. Thompson spoke on a three-member panel with Thorn Kearin, adjunct sociology in- Toxicology tests will be used to determine how much carbon monoxide laced his body. The higher the level, the greater the likelihood Koresh was alive when structor, and Ogden Police Deh Phil Howell, hostage negotiator. Leading cult experts were never consulted who could have examined the Branch Davidian cult behavior, he said. Sociologists look at reasons why people join cults and how they are used to further the aims of the group. Me said the federal government is becoming less tolerant of fringe religions and has been encroaching on the rel igious rights. He sa id fireengulfedthecompound April 19. Results will take at least a week. Although Koresh's body was found alone, all six cult members government is reserving for itself "the exclusive right of violence." So, hostage negotiation needs to be supplemented by sociologists, he said. People join extreme religious movements because they ha ve a personal need that is not being filled in their lives, or they are left out of society in some way, he said. "Some are way on the fringe to start out with. (See Panel page 2) identified publicly by authorities had been shot in the head. Nine Branch Davidians escaped the burning compound. (See Koresh page 2) effort. She began a recycling program of used, white paper in the labs. Barrels of used, white paper are collected from theWattis Building, social science, natural science, technological support , and the education building computer labs. Her records show the 17 barrels have been collected since July. Mike George of Fiber Corpora tionsaid the barrels average 30-40 pounds if the paper is put in loosely. If the papers are loaded in stacks and tightly packed they will weigh 70 to 80 pounds, he said. Caril Jennings, secretary in the performing arts department said she recycles about six cases of paper a year. She has these carried to the administration building and put in the barrels there. Jennings said, "Anything that is printed on paper here at the University should be printed on recycled paper." The other main effort in recycling at WSU is in the Miller Administration Building. Diane M. Winfield, a secretary, said that there are about four barrels a month taken out of that building. "Maybe once or twice a year it might be more that that," shesaid. Brent Day, head assistant for the Wattis Building computer lab, said, "Granted some classes try to teach us to write on a professional level. But in this age of high tech writing, if teachers would accept assignments on disk they would greatly reduce the need for any kind of recycling effort. Maybe there should be a quarterly feeassessedforstudents and teachers for those classes re-(See Recycle page 2) r T ODAY'S EWS N ARts WSU Singers to present award-winning songs. See page 6. g PORTS Lynn Corbridge sweeps regionals. See page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-05-07, Vol. 53, No. 79|
|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.|