Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1998-05-201
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Memorial Day Read The Signpost soccial section in today's issue. T See page 8 SNN o n o o X (J VVK .j i p t t f -vp ; r i '- v CZU LJ f : . . y Wednesday, May 20, 1 998 www.weber.edusignpost Volume 60 Number 82 -- iiflDs, bills, biilsS : Senators rush to pass By Kari Lynn Harland campus affairs editor-The Signpost With only one more meeting left and the school year coming to an end, the Weber State University Student Senate has been scrambling to finish everything before it's too late. The bill BS98-13, Checks and Balances of Executive Appointments, which requires the executive branch to allow the senate to ratify its appointed officers, was voted on once again. The bill received severe opposition by a few, including Associated Students of WSU president Aaron Campbell. This bill was originally voted on May 4 by voice and passed until a Sunshine, lollipops and homework... - ? f A - If everything isn't wonderful, at least the weather is. Earl C. Brown catches some blessed sun, while the rain clouds are being held at bay by warm air. For a three-day forecast look on page 2. Memorial Day Heritage By Mary L. Galbraith features writer-The Signpost Students interested in community history. architecture, finding an inexpensive Saturday activity or looking to purchase a home and renovate it can find it all at the Weber County Heritage Foundation's Tour of Houses May 30. Hach sear, the weekend after Memorial Day, a house tour fund raiser is held . which hinhliehis older histori division was called. The second vote was counted by raise of hands, and declared a tie of seven to seven with two abstentions. Senate president John Shupe broke the tie by voting against it. Later in the meeting, some of the senators wanted to change their votes, so a roll-call vote was held. It passed with nine in favor, five against and two abstaining. After the meeting, it was discovered that the bill hadn't actually passed, because it requires a three-fourths vote to amend the ASWSU bylaws. A second roll-call vote was held, and the bill failed for lack of one vote. The final vote was seven in favor, cal or architectural county buildings. This year, seven houses on Ogden's East bench will be featured. Georgia Lund, Weber County Heritage Foundation president, said there are several reasons students will enjoy the house tour. "Students can get a perspective on the history of the community." Lund said. "A lot of times older homes are less expensive for first-time buyers, and this tour gives examples of w hat sou can do wiiii an older home." legislation four against, three abstained and three absent. Another bill was brought before the senate again. It was vetoed by Campbell on the grounds of inconsistencies. The bill, BS98-15, was designed to change many of the bylaws and the constitutions making it relevant during the coming semesters. However, a new amendment in the bill stated the ASWSU president had one academic week to sign or veto legislation. This contradicted another part of the constitution. The necessary changes were made, and the bill passed unanimously.Also on Monday, senator Andy Smith passed BS98-20, A Stronger home show i v x- VK y'-s. w tf Lund hopes students will come learn more about East Ogden history and appreciate the beauty of the vintage homes. "1 grew up in that neighborhood." she said. "The homes have been well maintained and these people have taken pride in the home, and the owners hav e a feel for Iheir history." Lund said the Tour of Houses is another part of a student's education. see Home page 1 1 before end of terms Voice, which called for two senators, instead of one, to sit on the Student Fee Recommendation Committee. Campbell stood in support of the bill and said two senators used to sit on the committee, but recently, they have only been able to find one senator to fill the position. Now two student senators, five students-at-large and three executive officers will be on the committee. Senator Ryan Bott was successful in passing BS98-23, User Friendly, which was written to make senators more available to students and constituencies.The bill provides students with a web page that will have the issues facing the student senate posted on it Living with AIDS By Peggy Rentfro news writer-The Signpost Chad Brophy didn't know his visit to the hospital two years ago would be the last time he would see his friend Michael. Brophy, a Weber State University student, said when he visited Michael his body was covered with blisters, because, for the last six years, he had been living with the HIV virus. "I didn't know that this was going to be the last time I would see my friend, as one week later he passed away," Brophy said. "When Michael had the disease, family and friends stopped calling and tried to stay away... From this experience, I learned that people are people, even if they have AIDS." According to the Sept. 1997 Utah Department of Health report, 284 people between the ages of 20-29 were tested and diagnosed with AIDS. In recent years, AIDS reatments such as taking 20 pills a day, have given those living with HIVAIDS extended health and life, but the medications don't work for every individual. "We had a total of 125 cumulative AIDS cases in Weber County during 1983-1997, and 52 cumulative HIV infections during 1989-1997," Utah Department of Health employee George Osher said. The AIDS Foundation said during 1997, 11 panels were added in the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. The quilt is dedicated to the memory of those Utah residents who have died from complications due to AIDS. While fewer people died from complications due to AIDS last ear. the number of people liv ing with lll7 AIDS continues to increase. Organizations such as the Utah AIDS Foundation decided to open the Northern regularly. Students will be able to e-mail their senator and give feedback to the senate about what they want done. "If we keep doing what we are doing, the results will be the same, and that maintains the image of cliqu-ishness," Bott said. Bott set up an e-mail account accessible to all senators where students can voice their opinions. The account is on Groupwise and is named STUDENTSENATE. He also wants to advertise the bills, resolutions and issues in The Signpost next year. The bill BS98-19, sponsored by Bott, passed to move the General see Bills page 6 Upcoming Event: The Honors Issues Forum topic this week is "Living with AIDS in Utah." It will be held Thursday.at 10:30 a.m. in the Wildcat Theater Utah Satellite Office in Ogden to help individuals with HIVAIDS. "I always wanted to be involved with HIV and other diseases because diseases, intrigue me... and this was my first opportunity to work in this field," said Justin Goff , rural case manager for Utah AIDS Foundation. A fund-raiser will be held on June 20 at 9 a.m. to show support for people living with AIDS, remembrance for those who have died and hope for the future that the cure will be found. The lOth-annual Walk for Life will begin downtown at the Salt Lake City County Building. AIDS affects the individual with the disease and the lives of the people who interact and care about the individual. AIDS cases and HIV infections for Weber County, through December 1997 AIDS CASES 1983-1993 72 1994 11 1995 16 1996 12 1997 14 HIV Infections 1989-1993 30 1994 7 1995 4 1996 6 1997 5 Information courtesy of Utah Health department. inside post neWS see page 2&3 editorial see page 4 features see page , SportS see page 12 classifieds . . . .see page '
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1998-05-20, Vol. 60, No. 82|
|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.|