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5 " .-v.-.: i ' INSIDE U ! fi U JL II Locals view economy as a watch and wait game, See page 5 v ; y i c X ) Volume 65 Issue 76 wsusignpost.com Monday, March 24,2003 1 Consumer Confidence Indices February 2002-2003 HE n "TTT "PTN f s f LJ. L V V CO I I Operation Iraqi Freedom effect reaches into Ogden Campus reminded of students in Middle East The Signpost staff The conflict between the United States and the Middle East has directly impacted students of Weber State University. Some WSU students have been activated and called to duty leaving WSU classroom seats empty. Lance Corpral Terry Davis, 160 Marine Corp Reservist, is one of those students who will not be among his classmates. Bruce Davis, director of the WSU Davis Campus , prepared as his son , Terry Davis , was called to duty Jan. 13. "He would have been at WSU this semester," Davis said. Instead, he knows his son is potentially in the center of the action. "Our understanding is his unit is fighting in southern Iraq," Davis said. "It's real unusual for marines to be in the front lines." In a letter to his family, Terry wrote that although their location is classified it is safe to say his company (Fox Company) is closer to Iraq than their house is to Salt Lake City Bruce Davis and his family live in Layton, Utah. As part of a Marine Corps reserves infantry unit, and part of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Terry arived in Kuwait February 24, and describes the desert as very flat and very dead "W W 'WW I and reflects on the seriousness of his surroundings."It's sort of eerie to be around so much nothingness," Terry wrote. "Every now and then the gravity of the situation hits and I start getting nervous, but it helps to have an assault rifle with you 24 hours a day." Letters to, and from, family helps soldiers like Terry cope with the sit and wait times soldiers often experience during war. In his most recent letter dated March 1 , Terry writes about death and the chance of many not coming home alive. Altough he plans on being safe. See Freedom page 3 Above left shows Lance Corpral Terry Davis as he arrived in Kuwait, February 24. Above shows Baghdad on "A-day" as bombs hit the Peace Palace and other government buildings. Right, President Bush met with his war council at the White house last week. o i 1 - I . g: j I ' t .. . - r .u Tt'i , .t ' V 1 1 linrririrmimrrn nuiiiiDni iniTriiiUmmnmimiiiiintii ... i.ir,mn..Tiim rniiirfrmffii . rMh i .mi n.nii in) i inn mitin- in .11 ., NCAA tournament over for Cats By Mike Browne sports editor The Signpost Big Ten Conference basketball teams have not been kind to Weber State University's teams this year. After winning their respective Big Sky regular-season and tournament titles, the WSU men's and women's teams ordered the proverbial flowers, rented the tuxes and gowns and made travel arrangements for their turns at the Big Dance, but both sets of Wildcats left abruptly after their dates, both from the Big Ten Conference, dumped them for other teams. The No. 12-sccdcd Weber State University men's basketball team saw its 17-game winning streak come to and end in the first round of the Midwest Regional in Washington. Thursday night in Spokane Arena, the No. 5-sccded University of Wisconsin Badgers, cheered on by hundreds of faithful Chcescheads. held off the Wildcats for an 81-74 victory. "We were playing the Big Ten champs, and they don't get to be the champs w ithout being pretty good," said Joe Cravens, WSU coach. The Badgers w on their conference regular-season title before losing to Ohio State University March 14 during the Big Ten tournament, then received an at-largc berth in the NCAA Tournament. Wisconsin went on to defeat the No. 13-seeded University of J N m -t- I, i1 -3 WSU's Slobodan Ocokoljic, 5, drives past Wisconsin forward Mike Wilsinson during their first-round NCAA Tournament game on Thursday. Ocokoljic scored 26 points in WSU's first loss since Jan. 3. For complete game coverage, see page 7. Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 61-60, on Saturday. WSU's first-round loss in the NCAA Tournament represented the last game for seniors Jermainc Boyettc, Stcphan Bachmann, Brad Barton. Stevie Morrison. Marlon Carter and Talmadge Eyre. Sunday night in Ruston, La., the 1 3th-seeded WSU women's team faced the 4th-sceded Ohio State University Buckeyes in the first round of the West Recionai, com ing away with a 66-44 loss. The Ohio State women had tied for fourth place among Big Ten teams before reaching the championship game in the conference tournament. The Buckeyes lost to Purdue University in the title game. The WSU women's team loses seniors Crystal Howe, Karsen Mu Her, Mat a Tukuafu and Ali Johnston. Vou can reach reporter Mike Browne by ailing 626-7983. Operation Iraqi Freedom Republic of Iraq Capital: Baghdad Population: 24,001,816 (July 2002 est) Religion: 97 Muslim Government: Republic I ilHktv , "Zakho Sinjar'.' ' ' 1 SYRIA c Hamadan y Tekrrt a Samarra; Kermanshah IRAQ Rutbs O Baghdad - Kart!aia Najaf Syro-Arabian Desert Naslfiyya Basra Abadan SAUDI ARABIA KuwaKCity KI1WAI1 Military Branches: Army, Republican Guard, Navy, Air Force, Air Defense Force, Border Guard Force, Fedayeen Saddam Military Expenditures: $1.3 billion (Fiscal Year 2000) Available Military Manpower: male 15-49: 6,135,847 (2002 est) Monks to share 'Mystical Arts' Tibetan Monks from Drepung I.oseling Monastery present "The Mystical Arts of Tibet" March 24-28. The week's events begin w ith an opening ceremony today, at 1 1 a m. in thf Diversity Center, where they w i. jgin a and mandala following the ceremony. The mandala. constructed of millions of grains of sand on a flat platform, will be worked on throughout the week. 'Psychology of Enlightenment" will be presented as Convcx ations on Thursday, 10 a.m., in the Union Building Ballrcxim. The monks will perform song and dance from their "Sacred Music, Sacred Dance for World Healing" tour on I riday at 7 p.m ., in the Val A. Browning Center. A photo exhibit, "Tibet: Magical Lands of Spiritual Wonders," will be displayed throughout the week in the Lair.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-03-24, Vol. 65, No. 76|
|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.|